The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich
Author: Solomon Volkov
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
(Limelight). This is the powerful memoirs which an ailing Dmitri Shostakovich dictated to a young Russian musicologist, Solomon Volkov. When it was first published in 1979, it became an international bestseller. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as black-and-white photos. " Testimony changed the perception of Shostakovich's life and work dramatically, and influenced innumerable performances of his music." New Grove Dictionary
Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Little, Brown
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.
Author: Robbie Robertson
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The New York Times Bestseller On the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller’s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire “going electric” with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley criss-crossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early 70’s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship between five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson’s story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.
Author: Felicia Mason
“A touching portrait of human desires and frailties.” —Booklist Award-winning author Felicia Mason is at her riveting best with this powerful tale of discord and drama among the members of a gospel choir… After eighteen years, Roger McKenzie is questioning his calling as leader of the gospel choir, The Triumphant Voices of Praise. Not only have they failed to achieve the success he craves, their relationships are unraveling, turning them into disillusioned and bitter strangers… Tyrone Thomas has always considered his cousin Roger his best friend. So he can’t understand why his own wife, Georgie, seems intent on driving a wedge between them. For Georgie’s part, there’s something about Roger she doesn’t trust. Yet she has secrets of her own—the kind that could destroy her cherished marriage….Pampered, privileged Margaret Hall-Stuart may have the voice of an angel, but she’s determined to make a play for Roger—until someone else in the group opens her eyes to a world she’s never imagined. And when Roger begins to receive hateful, anonymous messages, the whole choir is plunged into an ordeal. Now they’ll have to confront their pasts, their demons, and their greatest obstacles: themselves… Praise for Felicia Mason’s Hidden Riches “Rich prose…top-notch humor, and loveable characters.” —USA Today.com “Fabulous family drama.” —Midwest Book Reviews “Readers will laugh through their tears.” —RT Book Reviews
Author: Jason Bond
Publisher: WestBow Press
When Peter Gentry and his family move to a new town, Peter isnt thrilled to enroll in a private school that is Shaping Minds and Saving Souls. He is even more disappointed when his fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Anderson, turns out to be downright evil. When she met his mom, she seemed sweet, but Peter quickly realizes its just a mask she wears for parents. Brady Heath is a new kid, too, so he and Peter become fast friends out of necessity. They soon learn that Mrs. Anderson is just the tip of the iceberg of bad stuff at St. Thomas Christian Academy. In order to be accepted at their new school, among their peers and the faculty, Peter and Brady must spend one endless night locked in the scary old place. With the lights turned off, St. Thomas is a very spooky placeand things only get spookier as more time passes. Will Peter and Brady survive the shadows and secrets hidden in the dark, and what will be Peters testimony? In the spirit of Goonies and Stranger Things, Testimony challenges young Peter to rely on friendship and possibly put his trust in a higher power.
Author: Reba Dimandsalva
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Little Red riding through the hood is a terrifying walk on a broad path of anger, resentment, incest, pedophilia, fornication, adultery, backstabbing, drugs and lust. The portrait of sweet Little Chicago girl turned notorious. Being devoured by a satanic force that tears her life apart. And being saved by an Almighty God who was with her from the beginning to the end of hell and back. He saved her from the demonic forces that lied waiting to corrupt and devour and kill her.
The Legacy of Schindler's List and the USC Shoah Foundation
Author: Steven Spielberg,The Shoah Foundation
Publisher: Harper Collins
This illustrated, large-format book, Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation—A 20th Anniversary Commemoration combines, for the first time, the behind-the-scenes story of the making of Schindler’s List with the history of the remarkable organization inspired by that landmark film. Steven Spielberg’s encounters with Holocaust survivors who visited the set and personally told him their stories set him on a quest to collect and preserve survivor testimony for generations to come. In 1994, he established the Shoah Foundation, and in the following four years nearly 52,000 eyewitness interviews were video recorded in 56 countries and 32 languages. This commemorative book relates how the foundation accomplished this feat through a worldwide network of dedicated people, pioneering interview methods, and state-of-the art technologies. A special 140-page section tells the riveting story of the film in photos, script excerpts, and the words of the cast and crew, including Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Spielberg. Drawing from the Universal Pictures archives and exclusive interviews, here are details on Spielberg’s struggle to bring Oskar Schindler’s story from novel to script to screen, the casting, cinematography, and especially what happened during the difficult shoot in Poland in 1993—on locations where actual events of the Holocaust occurred. Partnered with the University of Southern California since 2006, the USC Shoah Foundation has broadened its mission and now collects and preserves testimonies from other genocides, including those in Armenia, Cambodia, and Rwanda, while expanding its educational outreach, especially to young people. Its Visual History Archive—digitized, fully searchable, and hyperlinked to the minute—has become the largest digital collection of its kind in the world. As Spielberg writes in his introduction, “I believe the work of the USC Shoah Foundation is the most important legacy of Schindler’s List.”
A Knowledge of the Heart
Author: Aaron Jordan
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Category: Spiritual life
As a youth i was confused by faith in God. It bothered me that i could intellectually explain away most gospel doctrine. As i sat in seminary, however, i realized that i could not explain away the Spirit. It was independent of me and the one reliable anchor I had. Testimony is simply a different kind of knowledge, a knowledge not acquired empirically, yet just as valid and as real as my knowledge of the physical world around me. This different kind of knowledge is difficult to explain to others, just as the concept of color is difficult to explain to someone who is blind. Knowledge of the heart is the sweetest and most rewarding of all knowledge. This book tells you how and why to obtain that knowledge.
Carefully Obtained and Carefully Maintained
Author: Douglas J. Vermeeren
Publisher: Cedar Fort
A testimony is not a long explanation of how you know, but rather a witness of what you know. What exactly is a testimony? Few have ever stopped to consider the question in-depth. In meetings people often will share spiritual stories and show gratitude to those who have had an impact in their lives, but do these things constitute bearing a testimony? In his book, Testimony, Douglas J. Vermeeren discusses the concept of a testimony as it is most often manifest by members of the Church today, and gives valuable insight into what a testimony actually is. He broaches important issues commonly encountered in connection with growing a testimony and helps the reader to better understand them. Using the words of our modern prophets and apostles as support, Vermeeren guides the reader toward discovering what a testimony truly is and developing a strong testimony of the restored gospel. He also shares thoughts and insights on the worth of a testimony and why it is important for each and every person to develop their own powerful testimony. If you have ever felt the need for something more, this book will be a valuable resource to you in your pursuit to obtain and maintain a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publisher: Baker Academic
A leading New Testament scholar explores key issues in the Gospel of John.
Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology
Author: Revd Dr Mark J Cartledge
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
This book explores the ordinary beliefs and practices of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in relation to the Holy Spirit. It does this by means of a congregational study of a classical Pentecostal church in the UK, using participant observation, focus groups and documentary and media analysis. This approach develops a framework in which the narratives of informants can be interpreted. Focusing on specific areas of interest, such as worship, conversion, healing and witness, each contribution from respondents is situated within the context of the congregation and interpreted by means of the broader Christian tradition. This book makes a unique contribution to scholarship by offering a rich and varied picture of contemporary Christians in the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions, enabling a greater understanding to be appreciated for both academic and ecclesial audiences.
Author: James Smythe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A global thriller presenting an apocalyptic vision of a world on the brink of despair and destruction.
Author: Shafreya Wilkins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This story is about a young woman who beats all odds against her. Even though she’s faced many challenges; by God’s grace she’s still her to tell her Testimony.
The Word Made Fresh
Author: Daniel Berrigan
In word and deed, whether in courts, jail cells, classrooms, or chapels, Daniel Berrigan has proclaimed the Word of God: 'Blessed are teh peacemakers.' That testimony rings loud and clear in this collection of recent writings on peace, faith, and the imperative of hope.
Author: Jan-Melissa Schramm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The eighteenth-century model of the criminal trial - with its insistence that the defendant and the facts of a case could 'speak for themselves' - was abandoned in 1836, when legislation enabled barristers to address the jury on behalf of prisoners charged with felony. Increasingly, professional acts of interpretation were seen as necessary to achieve a just verdict, thereby silencing the prisoner and affecting the testimony given by eye witnesses at criminal trials. Jan-Melissa Schramm examines the profound impact of the changing nature of evidence in law and theology on literary narrative in the nineteenth century. Already a locus of theological conflict, the idea of testimony became a fiercely contested motif of Victorian debate about the ethics of literary and legal representation. She argues that authors of fiction created a style of literary advocacy which both imitated, and reacted against, the example of their storytelling counterparts at the Bar.
Author: Anna Carter Florence
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
By exploring the historical, theoretical, and practical elements of the tradition of testimony, Anna Carter Florence seeks in this much-anticipated book to establish the historical and contemporary validity of women's preaching and to introduce testimony to a new generation of preachers and teachers. She begins with the stories of three women whose preaching was often described as testimony: Anne Marbury Hutchinson, Sarah Osborn, and Jarena Lee. Then, she examines biblical and theological perspectives on testimony. Finally, she explores how testimony plays out in a preacher's life, offering constructive proposals for preaching as well as helpful guidelines, direction, and exercises.
Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis and History
Author: Shoshana Felman,Dori Laub
Category: Literary Collections
In this unique collection, Yale literary critic Shoshana Felman and psychoanalyst Dori Laub examine the nature and function of memory and the act of witnessing, both in their general relation to the acts of writing and reading, and in their particular relation to the Holocaust. Moving from the literary to the visual, from the artistic to the autobiographical, and from the psychoanalytic to the historical, the book defines for the first time the trauma of the Holocaust as a radical crisis of witnessing "the unprecedented historical occurrence of...an event eliminating its own witness." Through the alternation of a literary and clinical perspective, the authors focus on the henceforth modified relation between knowledge and event, literature and evidence, speech and survival, witnessing and ethics.