This autobiographical travelogue, written from time to time over the last fifty years, describes the continuous and ever changing journey of life. The different installments of this travelogue, directly or indirectly, reflect the evolutionary development of the author's state of mind at the time of their writing.
Nothing in Your Life Is Ordinary Your present world isn’t supposed to be this small. You were made for something much bigger. And no, you don’t have to be an astronaut, or even a Star Wars fan, to live it. Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie. It’s about rediscovering your sense of wonder—something we adults have successfully squelched from our everyday lives. But God never meant it to be that way. Timothy Jones, by way of an astounding, eye-opening study of the spiritual parallels found in the Star Wars saga, will make you a kid again. You’ll be marveling at the mysterious, laughing anew at life’s “coincidences,” and remembering above all the Creator for which you were made. May the True Force Be with You Remember when Star Wars first captured your imagination? How your longing for adventure propelled you to distant worlds and transformed you into a Jedi knight faster than you could say, “Luke, I am your father”? This same longing, once sparked by John Williams’s triumphant score and fanned by Darth Vader’s sweeping black cape, is your ticket to life’s greatest adventure. Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke Skywalker, you were also made for more—much more. Rediscover awe. Revel in the wonder of every moment. And pursue all you were meant to be. It is your destiny. "The Force is strong with this one. I could not recommend it more." Joshua Griffin, Editor/Owner, TheForce.Net Manager, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry “If you own a lightsaber—or a Bible—you’re sure to benefit from reading his book.” Kevin Miller, author and reviewer HollywoodJesus.com “‘Awe-some’ reading that both delights and challenges us. A fun and thoughtful book for Christians who consider and enjoy popular culture and media.” Robert W. Pazmino Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, Andover Newton Theological School Story Behind the Book “The night I first saw Star Wars from the backseat of my parents’ Ford Pinto was the first night I experienced awe. It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a longing to touch ‘the forever,’ to sense the magnitude of the vastness in which we live. This universal longing explains why we ride roller coasters and tell scary stories. This universal longing for awe also explains why, after nearly thirty years, the popularity of the Star Wars saga shows no sign of subsiding. I wrote this book to inspire readers to relish awe and wonder because God did not only create us to long for awe, but also to live in it!” —Timothy Jones
As the millions of fans of Like Water for Chocolate know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel is Júbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to “hear” people’s true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Júbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Júbilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents’ long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation.
Intergalactic Desire: Alien Romance CollectionA collection of four standalone alien sci-fi romance short stories.Stories include: Galaxy's Edge - Sci-fi Romance Solaris - Sci-fi Romance Essence - Sci-fi Romance Worlds Away - Sci-fi Romance Download it today. Content Warning This alien romance short story collection contains mature language and content.
National Bestseller. Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in the passions and dangerous secrets of the headland community and in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career.
Writers and Artists on Twenty-five Years of Star Wars
Author: Glenn Kenny
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Performing Arts
A dazzling collection of original essays by some of America's most notable young writers on the cultural impact of the Star Wars films A Galaxy Not So Far Away is the first ever exploration of the innumerable ways the Star Wars films have forever altered our cultural and artistic landscape. Edited by Glenn Kenny, a senior editor and critic at Premiere magazine, this singular collection allows some of the nation's most acclaimed writers to anatomize, criticize, celebrate, and sometimes simply riff on the prismatic aftereffects of an unparalleled American phenomenon. Jonathan Lethem writes of the summer he saw Star Wars twenty-one times as his mother lay dying of cancer. Neal Pollack chips in with the putative memoir of a certain young man having problems with his father, written in the voice of Holden Caulfield. Erika Krouse ponders the code of the Jedi Knight and its relation to her own pursuit of the martial arts. New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell meditates upon the mysterious figure Lando Calrissian. A classic assemblage of pop writing at its best, A Galaxy Not So Far Away is a book for everyone who loves Star Wars films and seeks to understand just what it is about these films that has so enchanted an entire generation of filmgoers.
The greatest science fiction adventure ever comes to roleplaying as it has never been seen before! Featuring the space station that changed the destiny of an entire galaxy, the Babylon 5 RPG from Mongoose Publishing allows play to take on the role of characters from the award-winning TV series. (*************************Additional Text***************************) Featuring the space station that changed the destiny of an entire galaxy, the Babylon 5 RPG from Mongoose Publishing allows players to take on the role of characters from the award-winning TV series. This all new edition revisits one of the most successful Sci-Fi roleplaying games of recent years, bringing the game to an all new group of fans! Existing fans will not be disappointed, the rules have been tweaked so that the game is even better than before, and most importantly, is a stand-alone rulebook in it's own right with no requirement for the use of another rulebook! The Babylon 5 universe is filled with action-packed adventures that wash the galaxy in tales of heroes, villains and epic schemes. Not all plots and schemes involve a starship firing console or powered-up PPG, some play-out without a single shot fired - battles fought with credits and politics, boycotts and embargoes.
"A stately, moving first novel" (Kirkus Reviews), Fliegelman's Desire is a modern San Francisco version of the European urban wanderer. When Fliegelman's desire abandons him, he searches the city for her, only to discover that desire is everywhere, dn as treacherous and lovely as ever. Calvino meets Kafka, translated by Elkin.
A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness
Author: Martin Moran
Publisher: Beacon Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Between the ages of twelve and fifteen, Martin Moran had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor he'd met at a Catholic boys' camp. Almost thirty years later, at the age of forty-two, he set out to find and face his abuser. The Tricky Part tells the story of this relationship and its complex effect on the man Moran became. He grew up in an exemplary Irish Catholic family-his great aunt was a cloistered nun; his father, a newspaper reporter. They might have lived in the Denver neighborhood of Virginia Vale, but they belonged to Christ the King, the church and school up the hill. And the lessons Martin absorbed, as a good Catholic boy, were filled with the fraught mysteries of the spirit and the flesh. Into that world came Bob-a Vietnam vet carving a ranch-camp out of the mountain wilderness, showing the boys under his care how to milk cows, mend barbed wire fence, and raft rivers. He drove a six-wheeled International Harvester truck; he could read the stars like a map. He also noticed a young boy who seemed a little unsure of himself, and he introduced that boy to the secret at the center of bodies. Told with startling candor and disarming humor, The Tricky Part carries us to the heart of a paradox-that what we think of as damage may be the very thing that gives rise to transformation, even grace.
This is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants.
"The text books in Abnormal Psychology which have appeared in the last ten years are, on the whole, either restricted to a discussion of the purely functional disorders in which the organic aspects are ignored or else they tend to explain all mental abnormalities as having an organic origin. The present writers have purposely ignored the problem of adapting the text to those students whose preparation in psychology and the related sciences is inadequate. On the contrary, this text has been written to fill the needs of advanced students in Psychology, Pre-medical students and Medical students who desire more psychological information. The latter group should find that the material dovetails with their information on Physiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. We have also purposely introduced, wherever possible, scientific terminology rather than popular terminology, since we feel that the scientific terms will be encountered by the individual from time to time in daily life and that a course in Abnormal Psychology should familiarize students with these terms. The facts and principles of abnormal psychology have been presented by other texts almost entirely apart from the principles of normal psychology. In the present text, the authors have attempted to approach the discussion of abnormal phenomena through consideration of the normal. The symptoms and behavior of the abnormal individuals are not seen as completely new or mysterious ways of reacting but are recognized as exaggerated manifestations of normal functioning. Thus, dissociations of the personality are viewed in the light of the various conceptions of normal integration; and the abnormalities in the attempts at satisfaction of desires are considered through an understanding of the normal functioning of desires. Our approach has followed along the lines of what has come to be known as reaction psychology. However, eclecticism has been utilized wherever it seemed helpful in the understanding of the phenomena under discussion. In most texts, the obvious question as to what is to be done about the abnormalities discussed, seems to be left unanswered. Consequently we have attempted to set forth the major principles of psychotherapy as they are practiced today. It is hoped that this material will not only be helpful to the Premedical and Medical students but will also indicate to the general student the principles which are applicable to the treatment of these conditions and enable them to adjust themselves better to their environment"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Unlike most makers of modern or futuristic films, George Lucas turned away from the standard special operatives or secret agents when he created the heroes for his epic Star Wars saga. Part knight, part monk, the Jedi Knights were an order of swordsmen that helped rule the universe in accordance with law and lofty principles of justice and honor. Without the Jedi, there could be no Star Wars, and without the lightsaber sword, there could be no Jedi. This examination of the Jedi Knights, their adversaries the Sith and their lightsaber swordplay throughout all six episodes of the franchise evaluates the ways in which Lucas blended science fiction with the most ancient and epic tales of traditional samurai and Western swordsmen. It presents swordsmanship as a way to better understand the Jedi Knights, focusing on the human movement and activity surrounding the weapon and the ways in which traditional Japanese martial arts were adapted for use in the films. Topics of discussion include the powerful effects of the master-apprentice relationship; the technical choreography used in the lightsaber scenes of the Star Wars films; and the historical precedents for the Jedi order, including the Sohei fighting monks of Japan, the Janissaries and Mamelukes of Islam, and the knights of the Templar, Hospitaller and Teutonic orders.
A Commentary on a text from The Imitation of Christ
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."