Whether we're talking about eternal Heaven and Hell in Western religions or Reincarnation and Karma in religions of the East, Sue Wilson shares overwhelming evidence that what most religions teach about what happens when we die is totally wrong and fosters irrational fear and extreme codependency. She asserts that contrary to these unsubstantiated teachings, death is a positive experience for everyone! Wilson is not an outsider looking in on this subject. She's a former minister's wife and missionary to Africa, a world traveler, and a retired world history and geography teacher. In To Heaven Through Hell, she shares an incredible journey into the invisible realm beyond the physical world through a number of spontaneous paranormal or sixth sense experiences, along with her extensive research from theologians, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, scientists and a host of others in the helping professions... all of which refute religion's erroneous teachings concerning life after death. Among her many sixth sense experiences are a powerful near-death experience in which she cries out to the God she has learned to fear in fundamental Christianity and is assured that God's love is unconditional not only for herself, but for all of us; the appearance of her father's ghost who tells her that when he died he went to God immediately and was fully immersed in love and understanding as we'll all be when we die; and an amazing regression experience which helps her understand that the purpose of reincarnation is opportunity, not karma. Wilson encourages readers to formulate healthy beliefs about God and the universe. She shows how embracing positive beliefs about life after death, especially, removes the fear of dying and enables us to get on with the wonderful business of living. She helps readers tap their own sixth sense and gives a problem-solving model that incorporates all the senses...the five traditional ones, the controversial sixth, and a seventh sense we often overlook in our desperate search for answers...common sense! And though she acknowledges that religious institutions have done much good in the world, she challenges them to admit to the damage they have also done with destructive teachings about life and death, and to replace them with better ones. To acknowledge that all religions are resources, not roadmaps, including their own. And to turn their buildings into lively classrooms where their members can find solutions to the real problems they face as human beings, using good ideas from all disciplines in society and rejecting the rest.
Baldpate Inn has a mystery and seven keys. The novelist has one. The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics: 1. a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key, 2. a peroxide blonde who "just loves" men has a key, 3. a college professor who has been laughed out of his job has a key, 4. a political "boss" who eats cigars has a key, 5. a Belle of High Sociétée has a key and, 6. a bold, bad clubman has a key.
In the middle of winter a young novelist William Magee travels to a summer tourist town seeking for solitude and inspiration for his greatest novel yet. He gets to the Baldpate Mountain resort, and even though the hotel is closed he makes an arrangement with the caretaker and gets the key to the hotel. But soon after he gets in, he finds out that he is not the only one there, for there are seven keys to the place and seven people with various stories of why they are there. Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright best known for his mystery novels. His first novel Seven Keys to Baldpate was a major success and it was adapted into several movies and plays. Even greater success came with his series of detective novels featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his novels were made into movies.
A lifestyle of praise and rejoicing can head off a lot of troubles that we otherwise might face, because our focus has shifted from our problems to the Lord. If we obey the simple commands of the Bible to worship God in the ways He desires, victory will be ours.
Living in an age of constant gratification, economic influx and fragile egos, happiness has become increasingly elusive, yet it remains the Holy Grail, we search for all our lives. The purpose of this book is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day to day unhappiness which most people suffer from in today's world due to no obvious reasons. Since the goal of every human being on this Earth is to attain Happiness, it is hoped that after reading the book thoroughly and analysing as well as grasping the seven most important and practical steps suggested by the author, such as: Change is constant - Live in the present Live free from Attachment Good Health - You can stall ageing Be Content which will lead to Happiness Love and Cheer up to be contented in your day-to-day life Always think Positively and have Happy thoughts Laughter/Humour is God's gift to Happiness, one can successfully tackle one's problems in life and achieve one's ultimate goal, i.e., to Remain Happy and Cheerful!
hether you run a giant corporation or work in a small business, it’s more than likely that you regularly deal with people of different cultures—from customers and suppliers to salespeople and colleagues. It simply can’t be overstated: You will have trouble succeeding in business today if you don’t appreciate and know how to actively manage global cultural diversity. Managing Across Cultures examines why people around the world behave as they do and provides actionable tactics for succeeding in today’s global business environment. Experts in the field of cross-cultural training, Michael Schell and Charlene Solomon describe seven readily recognizable behaviors and explain what they mean, how to interpret them, and most importantly, how to respond to them. Managing Across Cultures is filled with case studies illustrating the importance of understanding and dealing with cultural differences in all aspects of business. You’ll learn how: Intel’s powerful global corporate culture is a critical element of its historic success Colgate-Palmolive integrates cultural understanding into its global marketing programs GE adapts its effective management style to local business cultures You’ll also find out how underestimating cultural influence caused serious problems for organizations like DaimlerChrysler and Wal-Mart. Managing Across Cultures takes you far beyond other books that simply catalog the customs, gestures, and language vagaries of other cultures. This in-depth, strategic guide will help in every facet of business—from hiring and motivating employees to developing winning sales pitches and marketing campaigns.
Cut through the haze of rock reference with the updated second edition of this illustrated encyclopedia. There are over 1800 entries on the stars who have shaped rock history, whether they were destined to become icons or bygones, influential or infamous. Each entry provides essential facts and opinion on songwriters, musicians and producers and includes a sidebar of star-rated recommended albums. There are over 600 images to complement the text and a full album listing for each act at the back of the book.