Written in My Soul, first published in 1986, is a snapshot of some of rock & roll’s most iconic artists at the same moment. Bill Flanagan, who would go on to create VH1 Storytellers and CMT Crossroads, spoke about songwriting and creativity with Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Joni Mitchell, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bono and nineteen more music legends. Long a collector’s item, second hand copies of Written in My Soul have sold for over a hundred dollars. It is a look at rock & roll history from inside the heads of the people who made it.
The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music
Author: Martha Bayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
From Queen Latifa to Count Basie, Madonna to Monk, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music traces popular music back to its roots in jazz, blues, country, and gospel through the rise in rock 'n' roll and the emergence of heavy metal, punk, and rap. Yet despite the vigor and balance of these musical origins, Martha Bayles argues, something has gone seriously wrong, both with the sound of popular music and the sensibility it expresses. Bayles defends the tough, affirmative spirit of Afro-American music against the strain of artistic modernism she calls 'perverse.' She describes how perverse modernism was grafted onto popular music in the late 1960s, and argues that the result has been a cult of brutality and obscenity that is profoundly anti-musical. Unlike other recent critics of popular music, Bayles does not blame the problem on commerce. She argues that culture shapes the market and not the other way around. Finding censorship of popular music "both a practical and a constitutional impossibility," Bayles insists that "an informed shift in public tastes may be our only hope of reversing the current malignant mood."
This book is the authors baby, passion and soul in writing. The Chapters are called: God, Life, Love, Family, and Sex. All have about 4-6 very detailed poems about each topic stemming from a personal situation. Every one of these poems are from the heart and the emotion in the book is 100% real. The poems range from very spiritual, inspiring and titilating all in one book. Ms. Lindsey prides herself on the ability to take her reader on a literary journey, offering a front seat to her poetic vision of life and love. Please be warned, some of the poems are of an adult nature though tasteful but Ms. Lindsey believes it's important for people, women in particular to own their sexuality and be proud and in control of it. Take this moment for yourself and enter the world through the Eyes of Boo Kitty...
Essays on Pauline Soteriology and the Gospels in Honor of Seyoon Kim
Author: Soon Bong Choi,Jin Ki Hwang,Max J. Lee
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Fire in My Soul pays tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Seyoon Kim, who has taught as Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary for almost two decades and is known internationally for his work on the origin of Paul's gospel. This collection of essays in his honor revisits classic issues in Pauline studies and offers fresh insights on Paul's use of righteousness language in his letters, the occasion and purpose of Romans, the problem of universal sinfulness, and justification by faith. It also presents several exegetical studies on the use of the Old Testament in the gospels. Scholars, students, and pastors interested in Pauline soteriology and gospel hermeneutics will find this volume helpful in their own research, teaching, and ministry.
Where to look to find the answers to our questions? The true source seems to be hidden, waiting for us to be discovered. There are so many excellent tools we can use to create the life that we desire. It is not a miracle that we need; we are already living in one. We just need to remember where to look. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. And with all that the student needs. Through out the book Zeynep Kocasinan provides various approaches, teachings, methods and techniques that are easy to use and very effective to create the life we dream about. Dreams do come true. The author of three books in Turkish - Reiki’yi Yaşıyorum, Görüşlerand Dönüşüm Oyunu Gerçek mi? - Zeynep Kocasinan shares what she personally uses and benefits from, with an open heart. An easy to read book that is filled with distilled information on personal and spiritual development and growth. Yayınevi: Cinius Yayınları
An original collection of poetry by M'lyssa Layne which journeys through struggles with divorce, single parenthood, death, reconnection with life and new love. Rediscover the joys of life and love through this modern poetry collection.
The second volume in Ian Bell's magisterial two-part biography of the ever-evolving and enigmatic Bob Dylan By the middle of the 1970s, Bob Dylan’s position as the pre-eminent artist of his generation was assured. The 1975 album Blood on the Tracks seemed to prove, finally, that an uncertain age had found its poet. Then Dylan faltered. His instincts, formerly unerring, deserted him. in the 1980s, what had once appeared unthinkable came to pass: the “voice of a generation” began to sound irrelevant, a tale told to grandchildren. Yet in the autumn of 1997, something remarkable happened. Having failed to release a single new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. In the concluding volume of his groundbreaking study, Ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away. Time Out of Mind is the story of the latest, perhaps the last, of the many Bob Dylans.
Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina college. He has since published four highly honored books of poetry, is a professor of poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, has appeared multiple times in the series, and is one of today’s most decorated poets. His brazen, restless poems capture the diversity of American culture with singular artistry, grappling with facile assumptions about identity and the complex repercussions of race history in this country. Always eagerly anticipated, the 2014 volume of The Best American Poetry begins with David Lehman’s “state-of-the-art” foreword followed by an inspired introduction from Terrance Hayes on his picks for the best American poems of the past year. Following the poems is the apparatus for which the series has won acclaim: notes from the poets about the writing of their poems.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other. Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood “[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People “Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal “With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.
"This book contains the reflections of one Mohawk woman and her struggles to find a good place to be in Canadian society. The essays, written in enjoyable and accessible language, document the struggles against oppression that Aboriginal people face, as well as the success and change that have come to Aboriginal communities. It speaks to both the mind and the heart."--Publisher.
The Written Soul Every day my soul begins to write. It seems like my soul has a flashlight. So many stories inside of me, My soul just wants to be free. My soul is ready to fly. The stories inside refuse to die. I must inscribe them on paper Before they go away like a vapor. The poetry written in this book has transformed the authors life and has healed her from many years of personal traumas. It has also helped her develop a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. Prepare yourself to experience poems that bring healing, closeness to God, expose the craftiness of Satan, and show you how to walk in authority.
A novel in which the feelings and emotional intrigue, together with social criticism soaked with irony and humor, make up a story that evokes great works such as Out of Africa, Fried Green Tomatoes, Like Water for Chocolate, The Bridges of Madison County ... a contemporary story, endearing, funny and full of everyday reality that will not leave you indifferent and to which every woman, withoutexception, will be identified, and some men, only the chosen ones, will find the answers to many questions. An exciting story, close and overwhelming with which we feel the protective shadow of that magical red umbrella that shelters the Witches of Eastwick, nickname for Jimena and her two friends. Water women: sensitive, fragile and strong at the same time, but above all, women.
This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny? Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.
Vowing to reclaim her school from a band of hellions, newly undead teen Kaylee Cavanaugh schemes to turn the incarnations of various deadly sins against each other and discovers that she will have to risk everything in order to save those she loves.
This is a unique collection of excerpts from a man whose wisdom has earned him devoted students in North America and the world over. Michael Laitman is a scientist, a Kabbalist, and a great thinker who presents ancient wisdom in a compelling style. Written in a unique and metaphorical language, this book speaks to us in a sincere, yet thought-provoking manner while answering the deepest questions all humans have asked. When life gets out of hand, when we need a moment to reflect and to be alone with our thoughts, this book will help us rediscover our inner compass. This book does not profess to teach Kabbalah, but rather gently introduces ideas from the teaching. The Point in the Heart is a window to a new perception. As the author himself testifies to the wisdom of Kabbalah, "It is a science of emotion, a science of pleasure. You are welcome to open and to taste". In Kabbalah, the heart is a symbol of our desire to enjoy. And the point in the heart is that special, intimate moment when we ask ourselves about our purpose for being here. It is that time when we pause and reflect on what lies beyond the incessant "gadget-chase" and ask not if we really need them, but why is it that we want them in the first place. In Laitmans own words, this is "the beginning of the soul, the first step toward revealing love". When you need a light in the dark, this book will be your candle.