Searchings in the Silence:A Series of Devotional Meditations George Matheson
Searchings in the Silence:A Series of Devotional Meditations (Classic Reprint) George Matheson
On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet and took a pilgrimage to a white-walled monastery in Rhode Island. He wrestled with demons, danced with temptresses, and sang with hundreds of voices under the stars. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, Shalva offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio, or even while sitting in traffic, working late at the office, or kneeling in your garden. In this honest, intimate - sometimes embarrassing and frequently funny - memoir with down-to-earth instruction and guidance, Shalva reveals that you don´t have to be perfect or singularly focused to accomplish deep spiritual work. By cross-training in three simple exercises - silence, stretch, and song - you can strengthen your spiritual muscles and deepen your personal search for meaning. Inspiring and refreshingly candid, Spiritual Cross-Training encourages you to trust your own path, grow with an open mind and a light heart, and uncover the truth as you search for your place in the universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007686/bk_brll_007686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. I´ll risk my life for you. On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They´re searching for Ruby´s father, missing in the arctic wilderness. More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her. She won´t abandon her father. But winter has tightened its grip, and there is somebody out there who wants to stop them. Somebody tracking them through the dark. Praise for The Quality of Silence: ´There are many things to love about Lupton´s third novel, not least its stunning evocation of the stark, beautiful Alaskan wilds. An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won´t read anything like it this year´ Observer ´Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. I found myself shivering as if I were there in Alaska with Ruby and her mother. Everything you want in a wonderful novel´ Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband´s Secret ´Ambitious and imaginative. Narrated in part by Ruby (her deafness is treated with great sensitivity), the landscape, wildlife and bitter climate of Alaska are powerfully drawn. Chilling in every sense, you won´t want to step away from this story´ Sunday Mirror ´A sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska, the culture of the Inupiat people and the fragility of our planet´ Sunday Telegraph ´Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child´s-eye family drama like none other. Not since Miss Smilla´s Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this´ Emma Donoghue, author of Room ´Will have you gripped form start to finish´ Cosmopolitan ´A taut psychological thriller, The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. Masterful pacing, riveting plotting. Absolutely gripping´ Louise Penny ´A literary slow burn, whose focus is as much on human endurance and a mother´s relationship with her deaf daughter as the mystery of her husband´s disappearance. This is Lupton at the height of her storytelling powers´ Daily Mail ´A beautifully written thriller, and the way in which Lupton used the tundra as a metaphor for grief and faith in stunning. The voice of Ruby and her compassionate exploration of a life without sound only adds to the richness of the book´ Press and Journal ´A wonderful writer . . . absolutely gripping´ Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 2 Women´s Hour ´The pressure is on to keep creating equally brilliant stores [and] Lupton has done that with The Quality of Silence´ Red Magazine ´An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense´ William Landay, author of Defending Jacob
The Song and the Silence:A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright Yvette Johnson
´Calm for me is less about thought and much more about feeling. It is a stillness that allows my lungs to expand like hot air balloons. It is an acceptance of the noise around me. It is a magic alchemy that might last a second or a whole day, where I feel relaxed yet aware; still yet dynamic; open yet protected....´ In today´s always-on world, for many of us it seems impossible to relax, take time out or mute the encircling noise. It is easy to feel trapped in this frenzied state of mind: we are surrounded by negative stories in the press, weighed down by pressures from work, family life or school and subject to constant scrutiny under the all-seeing eye of social media. As a result, mental health illnesses are on the rise in every age group, and more of us than ever before yearn for silence, peace and calm. Calm is Fearne´s mission to find the simple things that can inch us away from stress and over to the good stuff. Including expert advice, conversations with wise friends from all walks of life, easy ideas to try, activities to complete - and the little things that have made a difference to her own sometimes bumpy life, this book is a friendly reminder that calm is a place that exists in us all: we just have to find our way back to it. Read by Fearne Cotton. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fearne Cotton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001240/bk_orio_001240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a storyteller loses his voice, he believes he´s lost everything. In fact, he´s been given a great gift. Once upon a time, a successful storyteller lost his voice to throat cancer. Deprived of the instrument of his art and his livelihood, he retreated into dark, sullen silence and depression. While searching for a spiritual explanation, he encountered his former mentor, a cantankerous and often drunken old man. Their meetings began a journey into the timeless wisdom of ancient tales: of beggars and kings, monks and tigers, lost horses, buried treasures, and ultimately the secret of happiness. In this altogether original book, Joel ben Izzy shares his personal account of surviving loss, gaining wisdom, and rediscovering one´s true purpose. Weaving in tales he´s collected over the years from Sufi, Muslim, Chinese, Jewish, Iraqi, Zen Buddhist, Italian, and Indian cultures, he passes along the lessons he has learned. As we travel with ben Izzy from tragedy back into light and sound, we are encouraged to see our own lives as stories, and to open our own hearts to happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel ben Izzy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000334/bk_high_000334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the ashes of war rise the secrets of its darkest hearts… In the wake of the Battle of Waterloo, Paris is a house divided. The triumphant Bourbons flaunt their victory with lavish parties, while Bonapartists seek revenge only to be captured and executed. Amid the turmoil, British attach and Intelligence Agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife, Suzanne, discover that his murdered half-sister, Princess Tatiana Kirsanova, may have borne a child - a secret she took to the grave. And Malcolm suspects there was more than mere impropriety behind her silence… As Malcolm and Suzanne begin searching for answers, they learn that the child was just one of many secrets Tatiana had been keeping. The princess was the toast of Paris when she arrived in the glamorous city, flirting her way into the arms of more than a few men - perhaps even those of Napoleon himself - and the father must be among them. But in the melee of the Napoleonic Wars, she was caught up in a deadly game, and now Malcolm and Suzanne must race against time to save the child from a similar fate… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016610/bk_adbl_016610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for bedtime, car rides, and classrooms, these whimsical tales will delight children of all ages. This entertaining and educational collection features two hundred stories by noted Spanish children´s author Pedro Pablo Sacristán. Translated into English and produced with full music and sound effects, The Complete Pedro´s 200 Fables Master Collection also includes many never-before-released tales that will charm the entire family. Stories include: ´´Searching for Stars,´´ ´´The Magic Tree,´´ ´´The Day of Silence,´´ ´´The Funny-Looking Fairy,´´ ´´The Hair Thief,´´ ´´The Lion without a Roar,´´ ´´The Ticklish Kid,´´ ´´The Grumpy Tree,´´ ´´The Mocking Tiger,´´ ´´The Queen´s Journey,´´ and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001586/bk_bbca_001586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recently named a ´´PageTurner´´ by Shelf Unbound magazine, NABE Pinnacle Thriller winner, an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror) and two-time Silver Feather (IWPA) winner, The Color of Evil series details the adventures of the young man (Tad McGreevy) with the power to detect auras around others (Tetrachromatic Super Vision) and to relive the crimes of those with ´´the color of evil´´ in his dreams. Khaki = Killer, the third book in the Color of Evil Series, picks up where Red Is for Rage left off, answering the question, ´´What happened to Melody (Harris) Carpenter?´´ Fans of Red Is for Rage will remember that Melody was involved in a rescheduled UNI (University of Northern Iowa) football game, cheering for the Sky High Eagles. Rushed to the hospital with injuries suffered in a fall from atop the human pyramid (formed by fellow cheerleaders Heather, Kelly, Janice, Angie, and Jenny), Melody is hospitalized and fighting for her life as Khaki = Killer opens. The budding romance between Janice and Stevie continues to grow more serious, but Janice´s parents oppose her relationship with the son of the man who shot and killed so many townsfolk at the Homecoming game. There are more revelations about Earl Scranton´s motives, and other romance s develop (Tad and Jenny; Charlie and Andrea). When Heather Crompton and Kelly Carter mysteriously disappear, the tension in town ratchets to a fever pitch. The entire town is involved in the search. Retired police officer Charlie Chandler reorganizes the rag-tag team that helped find Stevie Scranton and bring him back to Cedar Falls, Iowa. In the background lurks Michael Clay (AKA Pogo), still searching for Tad McGreevy, still hoping to permanently silence ´´the boy who can see the future´´. Tensions run high and the stakes run even higher in Khaki = Killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connie Corcoran Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088263/bk_acx0_088263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.