Cross Roads

Cross Roads Author William P. Young
ISBN-10 1455579998
Year 2014-07-01
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher
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""William Paul Young, author of the international bestseller THE SHACK, tells a story of the incremental transformation of a man caught in the torments of his own creation, somewhere between heaven and earth."--

Cross Roads

Cross Roads Author Wm. Paul Young
ISBN-10 1455528536
Year 2012-11-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher FaithWords
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Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?

Eritrea at a Crossroads

Eritrea at a Crossroads Author Andebrhan Welde Giorgis
ISBN-10 9781628573312
Year 2014
Pages 692
Language en
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing
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I congratulate Andebrhan Welde Giorgis on his high quality and extremely informative book that has not only the merit to be an update on the political situation in Eritrea but also asks the pertinent questions on the future of his marvelous country. He does it with tact and success, based on his long experience as freedom fighter, as senior public servant, as Ambassador and his rich experience of Africa. Each country in Africa must be able to determine its own future. Freedom, responsibility, control over its destiny, and solidarity, are the key ideas of the new vision for international cooperation that will help ensure the sustainability of the development process. The urgent need to create a democratic government resonates throughout the book. Good governance, respect for human rights, principles of democracy, and rule of law are essential universal values underpinning it. Andebrhan is one of those men, visionaries, and open to dialogue, reform and change. Eritrea at a Crossroads is key to understanding the challenges facing Eritrea and Africa. It is an eye opener on a complex and little understood crisis that is festering in Africa and holding the continent back. The book provides a solid intellectual foundation to understanding the region and will give anyone who wants to build a better future for Africa a great starting point. I congratulate him on this most valuable book which finds its place among all the lovers of Africa. Louis Michel Member of European Parliament, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid (2004-2009) and Foreign Minister of Belgium (1999-2004) Freedom fighter, scholar, central banker, diplomat, and now unhappy exile, no-one could be better placed than Andebrhan Welde Giorgis to trace Eritrea's distressing slide from triumph to tragedy. It's a harrowing story, but the author tells it comprehensively, objectively and lucidly in this excellent study. The future can be rescued, as Andebrhan makes clear, but only if the past is understood, and the present confronted -- by decent, concerned Eritreans, acting with the moral, political and economic support of the wider international community. May his voice be heard. Gareth Evans Chancellor, Australian National University; President, International Crisis Group (2000-09) and Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-96)

The Crossroads of Should and Must

The Crossroads of Should and Must Author Elle Luna
ISBN-10 9780761184201
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer. The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one’s inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should—money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability—and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who’ve faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path. Presented in four chapters—The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return—inspired by the hero’s journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment—actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.

Sinful Crossroads

Sinful Crossroads Author Gaurav Tanwar
ISBN-10 9789382665823
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
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Two college friends are gearing up for their first outstation trip together, but the adventure starts much before the journey. One of them seems to be getting it all – he meets his ex in an auto, makes out on a train, becomes the love interest of another guy on a ropeway, and ends up in the arms of a stranger – while the other is left wondering why. Come, travel with two immature friends whose casual trip turns into an experience of a lifetime. They lie to their parents, make friends on the way, get stuck in a haunted building, meet beautiful girls and spend their evenings listening to breathtaking experiences of strangers. But when they finally breathe after a series of adventures, they aren't the same anymore. Sinful Crossroads is a story of how random things sometimes add up to make for the most important life-lessons.

Islam at the Crossroads

Islam at the Crossroads Author Muhammad Asad
ISBN-10 9789839541045
Year 1993
Pages 105
Language en
Publisher The Other Press
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This book was written as a plea to the Muslims to avoid a blind imitation of Western social forms and values, and to try to preserve instead their Islamic heritage which once upon a time had been responsible for the many-sided historical phenomenon comprised in the term 'Muslim civilisation'. It clarifies something of the tragic confusion nowadays prevailing in the Muslim world.

Climate Governance at the Crossroads

Climate Governance at the Crossroads Author Matthew J Hoffmann
ISBN-10 019983833X
Year 2011-03-16
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The global response to climate change has reached a critical juncture. Since the 1992 signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the nations of the world have attempted to address climate change through large-scale multilateral treaty-making. These efforts have been heroic, but disappointing. As evidence for the quickening pace of climate change mounts, the treaty-making process has sputtered, and many are now skeptical about the prospect of an effective global response. Yet global treaty-making is not the only way that climate change can be addressed or, indeed, is being addressed. In the last decade myriad initiatives have emerged across the globe independently from, or only loosely connected to, the "official" UN-sponsored negotiations and treaties. In the face of stalemate in the formal negotiations, the world is experimenting with alternate means of responding to climate change. Climate Governance at the Crossroads chronicles these innovations--how cities, provinces and states, citizen groups, and corporations around the globe are addressing the causes and symptoms of global warming. The center of gravity in the global response to climate change is shifting from the multilateral treaty-making process to the diverse activities found beyond the negotiating halls. These innovations are pushing the envelope of climate action and demonstrating what is possible, and they provide hope that the world will respond effectively to the climate crisis. In introducing climate governance "experiments" and examining the development and functioning of this new world of climate policy-making, this book provides an exciting new perspective on the politics of climate change and the means to understand and influence how the global response to climate change will unfold in the coming years.

Area Studies at the Crossroads

Area Studies at the Crossroads Author Katja Mielke
ISBN-10 9781137598349
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 363
Language en
Publisher Springer
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In this pioneering volume, leading scholars from a diversity of backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, and different area studies argue for a more differentiated and self-reflected role of area-based science in global knowledge production. Considering that the mobility of people, goods, and ideas make the world more complex and geographically fixed categories increasingly obsolete, the authors call for a reflection of this new dynamism in research, teaching, and theorizing. The book thus moves beyond the constructed divide between area studies and systematic disciplines and instead proposes methodological and conceptual ways for encouraging the integration of marginalized and often overseen epistemologies. Essays on the ontological, theoretical, and pedagogical dimension of area studies highlight how people’s everyday practices of mobility challenge scholars, students, and practitioners of inter- and transdisciplinary area studies to transcend the cognitive boundaries that scholarly minds currently operate in.

Crossroads

Crossroads Author Vinayak Mittal
ISBN-10 9789352017966
Year 2016-11-28
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher The Write Place
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"FOUR WARRIORS ONE BREATHTAKING MISSION UNCOUNTABLE NUMBER OF DEATHS ONE SINGLE AIM Suröta clan’s hopes of finding the lost information is carried out by four brave warriors, Jaden, a ten-year-old kid, Frank, a powerful, bulky teenager, and best friend to Jaden, Rose, a beautiful young girl known for her stealth, and Arthur, the teen king of Suröta. Getting the information won’t be easy. The lost information lies in the Arctic, a region feared by any warrior. But our heroes are adamant on getting the information. Also, this could be Jaden’s chance to meet his long lost father. Jaden hopes to find his father but his sole objective is the quest. It would be the end of the world if the quest fails. The quest is one breathtaking experience, one packed with action and adventure. Our heroes wish to complete the quest, but the prophecy states that maybe, not all of them would turn out alive. This is a race against death to retrieve the lost glory of Suröta. WILL OUR HEROES SUCCEED? OR FALL TO THEIR DEATHS?"

Grace for the Moment Morning Evening Edition

Grace for the Moment Morning   Evening Edition Author Max Lucado
ISBN-10 9781404113749
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Inspiration twice a day, every day! Grace for the Moment continues to touch lives as it emphasizes the help and hope of God in everyday moments and offers enough inspiration to carry you through the busiest of days. Lucado, America's leading inspirational author, fills each day's reading with touching word pictures that offer guidelines for grace-filled living. Now in a special edition, including the full texts of Volumes I and II, readers can sit quietly and enjoy one reading in the morning in preparation for what lies ahead and one in the evening in reflection of what has gone by.

Crossroads

Crossroads Author Louise Carus Mahdi
ISBN-10 0812691903
Year 1996-01
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Open Court Publishing
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Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of gangs and violence, accounts of traditional rites of passage, and how-to guidelines for creating new rites of passage that may help to save our communities from despair and destruction.

Education at the Crossroads

Education at the Crossroads Author Jacques Maritain
ISBN-10 0300001630
Year 1943
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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The author, a modern Catholic writer-philosopher, sets forth his views on Christian education.

Crossroads and Other Plays

Crossroads  and Other Plays Author Carlos Solórzano
ISBN-10 0838634850
Year 1993
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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This is a collection, in translation, of eight plays by Carlos Solorzano - one of the foremost playwrights of modern Latin America. The collection offers the reader a representative cross section of different styles and themes in the Mexican dramatist's theater. Carlos Solorzano was born in 1922 to a prominent and wealthy family in San Marcos, Guatemala. Yet he is most closely identified with Mexico, where he has lived and worked since 1929. In 1948, a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation brought him to Paris for studies at the Sorbonne. During his studies, he became acquainted with many of the leading men of letters of the time, among them Camus and Ghelderode, whose influence is reflected in his work. Solorzano's interest in theater and academic activities continued when he returned to Mexico City. Among other positions, he served as the director of the Teatro Universitario as well as the director of the Museo Nacional de Teatro. He taught at several universities in the United States, too - including Columbia University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Kansas. He is presently "Professor de Carrera" at the Universidad Autonoma and editor, for Latin America, of the Enciclopedia Mundial del Teatro Contemporaneo. His contributions to the theater in Latin America range from articles in theater journals to theater histories and anthologies to the original plays that concern us here. His extraordinary work in this last area of contribution was recognized in 1989 when he received the "Premio Nacional de Literatura 'Miguel Angel Asturias'" in Guatemala, an honor which, in his words, "me lleno de satisfaccion." In this volume, Francesca Colecchia presents us with plays by Solorzano that will give us pause to think. Here are intriguing works - the themes ranging from a reenactment of Christ's crucifixion to a political allegory to an exploration of the reason for man's existence. Again and again coming to the fore is the playwright's fundamental concern with man's right to self-determination, not only in the political sphere, but in the intellectual and spiritual spheres as well. Though writing in Spanish and using what is essentially Mexican as a point of departure for his plays, Solorzano transcends regional circumstances in his theater, transforming them into the more universal questions confronting all men.

Dancing at the Crossroads

Dancing at the Crossroads Author Helena Wulff
ISBN-10 184545328X
Year 2007
Pages 167
Language en
Publisher Berghahn Books
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Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves on mild summer evenings in the countryside in Ireland--until this practice was banned by law, the Public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political life, "dancing at the crossroads" also crystallizes the argument of this book: Irish dance, from Riverdance (the commercial show) and competitive dancing to dance theatre, conveys that Ireland is to be found in a crossroads situation with a firm base in a distinctly Irish tradition which is also becoming a prominent part of European modernity. Helena Wulff is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Publications include Twenty Girls (Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1988), Ballet across Borders (Berg, 1998), Youth Cultures (co-edited with Vered Amit-Talai, Routledge, 1995), New Technologies at Work (co-edited with Christina Garsten, Berg, 2003). Her research focusses on dance, visual culture, and Ireland.