This is a prayer book for teenagers, containing prayers in a range of styles, arranged thematically. Here are prayers about exams, bullying, relationships, the environment, sex, bereavement, and much, much more. The prayers themselves are numbered for ease of reference and feature a mix of ancient and modern styles, encouraging young people of many different temperaments to develop their own prayer life, as the prayers of others open spiritual doors for them. "When sudden, unexpected circumstances hit," explains Martin Saunders, "even the most hardened atheist can be known to turn to prayer. The desire and need to pray is created inside each one of us at the same time we get spleens, eyeballs and collarbones. Like a computer program which is created to contact its manufacturers regularly and 'request latest updates, ' so we are born with an innate desire to talk to our maker. "That's why, in those desperate moments when we do turn to prayer, we instantly feel some level of comfort. That's why, to stretch the software analogy a little further, we often walk away from prayer feeling refreshed, updated and upgraded."
How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds
Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
Category: Business & Economics
Why do so many actively managed funds underperform? Why do passively managed funds provide superior returns, especially after taxes? What are the true interests of fund managers and the financial press? Most important, what strategy is in your best interest? What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know answers all these questions and more, giving you the inside information you need to become a successful investor who plays the winner's game-creating wealth-instead of the loser's game Wall Street wants you to play, of trying to pick stocks and time the market. In his revolutionary new guide, investment professional Larry Swedroe explains why active managers have rarely been able to add value to your portfolio over time. He dispenses with traditional Wall Street wisdom and experts and shows you how to invest the way really smart money invests today. What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know tells you exactly what Wall Street doesn't want you to know: how to avoid the pitfalls of short-term thinking and to invest so that you can create more wealth-much more wealth-over the long term.
With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, "The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race, and Working, this "greatest hits" volume is a treasury of Terkel's most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel. "An informal epic of Terkel's near century [with a] cinematic vividness that tells you more than a shelf of standard history books." —Entertainment Weekly