Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town--the very same day Katie wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--catch on to her humiliation if she does? Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers adore.
This is a wonderful story about swashbuckling pirates who happen to be young women. The books audience is age group 10-18. This is the female version of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn with a tinge of romance and science fiction that gives a unique flair to the story. Do not be surprised if the future holds more volumes about Lili Washington's romantic adventures with her crew.
Bombarded by the good intentions of others, singles find themselves in a mad pursuit to find their better half instead of living the whole life God intended for all of His children. Their obsession to lose the single label may rob them of His richest gifts. Retracing the steps of such Bible characters as Abraham, Moses, and Jacob, who all tried to reason and bargain with God, Widder shows us how to look at the single life through a fresh perspective: God's view of an incredible opportunity.
SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTED… Wealthy Pamela Bradford is determined to lose her virginity, one way or another. Only, when her plan to seduce her faithless fiancé backfires, she figures she might as well enjoy the sensual, decadent honeymoon she'd arranged—even if she has to go alone. Then she finds herself in the arms of sexy Ken McBain—and decides to put her seduction plan back into action…. AND SHE WANTED HIM! One minute Ken McBain is comforting Pamela on the beach. The next, he's on a plane bound for The Little Love Nest, a no-holds-barred honeymoon resort! And as much as he wants Pamela—really, really wants her—he's determined not to take advantage of her situation. Only, he hasn't counted on Pamela's determination to be his woman—in every sense of the word!
Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life. It reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. Selections shed light on each religion's views on a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance. Separate chapters devoted to each religion include introductions by leading scholars that contextualize the readings. The selections are drawn from a variety of genres including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythic texts. The volume contains such diverse examples as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur'anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka–masu–tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety. Contributors include: Michael S. Berger, Emory University; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Richmond School of Law; Alan Cole, Lewis and Clark College; Paul B. Courtright, Emory University; Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; Raja M. El-Habti, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University; Mark D. Jordan, Emory University
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Congratulations! You are getting married and want a beautiful, memorable event, yet you need to stick to a tight budget. Don't despair! There are hundreds of proven ways to have your dream wedding without breaking your budget. The average cost of a wedding in the United States is approaching $30,000, a 73 percent increase since 1992, according to a recent study. What's astonishing is how quickly all the other smaller expenses those you don't immediately think of add up. The stationery, invitations, announcements, thank-you notes, postage, make up, hair stylist, limousines, menus, and so on, not including the cost for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, gifts, honeymoon, engagement ring, and bridal consultant or wedding planner. Just imagine what you could do if you could save $30,000 as you start out your new life together. Whether your budget is $1,000 or $50,000, in this easy to read and comprehensive book you will learn hundreds of simple ways to cut down on your wedding expenses without serving a roomful of guests hamburgers and hot dogs at your reception. Reducing your wedding costs doesnâe(tm)t have to mean plastic forks and pitching a tent on your auntâe(tm)s front lawn. This new book will teach you hundreds of insider secrets to nip the overcharges out of your wedding budget. The author tackles invitations, facility, catering, gifts, bar-liquor, tables and chairs, decorations, napkins, centerpieces, flowers, limousine, dishes and glasses, music, candles, photography, videographer, ring pillow, linens, guest favors, tents, dance floor, cake, matches, place cards, thank you notes, and dozens more. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
A Thoroughly Modern Manual for Expressing Your Gratitude-Quickly, Painlessly and Personally!
Author: Sharon Naylor
How can I ever thank you? Thank-you notes are essential-but they don't have to be torturous to write and stilting to read. With this concise guide, modern couples can make the task easy while adding essential personal touches to each note they send. Filled with information on everything about writing the perfect thank-you, including: - Modern technology like email, DVDs, and videostreaming-to use or not to use? - The top 15 thank-you mistakes-and how to avoid them - A thank-you thesaurus - How to word thank-yous for non-traditional gifts, including charitable donations and honeymoon registries - Thanking the bridal party and other special people - Creating unique cards with stamp art, photos, and more - Thank-you checklists, shopping lists, and a writing timetable