****Descent, a Hidden Wings Novella, is included in this version of Hidden Wings**** What happens when Darkness and Light collide? Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered. Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she's never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now...she doesn't even know who or what she is. A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday... things will change.
The Dragon''s Hidden Wings is the first comprehensive study on China''s use of soft power. Sheng Ding provides the reader with an insightful empirical study that details China''s economic and political rise on the global scene over the course of the last three decades. This book not only endeavors to examine the connections between the ongoing rise of China and what Joseph Nye defines as soft power, but also attempts to give readers a more complete understanding of China''s national power and modernization process. The main questions addressed are: What are the theoretical and empirical connections between the soft power concept and the rise of China? What are China''s own soft power resources? How has Beijing used soft power to become a major player in the world? What opportunities and challenges does the use of soft power present to China? This study is essential reading for scholars of Chinese politics and foreign policy, and for scholars of international relation interested in the concept and application of soft power.
Emerging from Troubled Times with New Hope and Deeper Wisdom
Author: Margaret Silf
Pubpsher: Augsburg Books
"You must become the change you long for. Fine words, a great vision, but where to begin? We caterpillars know. From the moment we are conceived in our parents' mating dance, we already contain the cells that hold our future butterfly. We become, literally, the change we carry within us, as our hidden wings take shape. Let us tell you our story... " Tumultuous changes are occurring in the world around us, and the structures and values by which we have charted our lives seem to be collapsing. Many of us are struggling to plot a spiritual path through this unfamiliar landscape and to believe in a positive future. Hidden Wings is a book offering hope and understanding. Using the example of a caterpillar entering the devastating, world-altering stage of the chrysalis, before emerging--transformed--as a butterfly, Margaret Silf helps us to see that these times of chaos could in fact be an opportunity for profound spiritual transformation.
This coloring book was created for those who fell in love with the Hidden Wings Series. It's beautifully illustrated, with some of the most memorable and favorite scenes throughout the first four books. I hope you enjoy it!
Emma's world is falling apart, and Kade, the only one who seems to hold her together, is missing. With death lingering right outside their door, decisions must be made before it's too late. The Midway has refused to send help, so they are left to seek out the only other who can stop Lucian. A perilous quest sends Emma and a few Guardians into the Underworld, where the unimaginable abide, to beseech the Prince of Darkness himself. Lucifer. Now, they must endure the deadly levels of Hell, which not one ...mortal or immortal... has ever survived. Prepare for love, loss, and the unexpected. Other Books in the Series: Hidden Wings (Book #1) Descent (Hidden Wings Series Novella #1.5)
Meet Robin, Teal, and Phoebe again in the exciting sequel to Broken Wings. Three girls from different worlds with one thing in common: They were born to be wild. Robin...With a mom who's more absorbed in her singing career than in her own daughter, Robin's left to her own devices when the two move to Nashville. That's where her mom hopes to strike gold -- and where Robin finds nothing but trouble. Teal...This rich girl will do anything to get her parents' attention...even break the law. But after she takes things too far for the guy she adores, Teal loses their trust completely -- and is treated like a prisoner in her own home. Now there may be only one way out. Phoebe...She's the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, trying to make it in a fast new crowd. She moved in with her aunt to make a fresh start. But now her biggest mistake may be to trust a charming rich boy who could ruin her life and destroy her reputation forever.
When Love Beckons, a Stuck People Pleaser Turns Artistic and Daring...
Author: May Tomlin
LaRae Gunther suspects she is wingless. Instead of soaring on the wings of destiny, she escapes her small-town life and domineering mother by going to college in Chicago. LaRae's wild dream of becoming an artist gets shaken when a tragedy occurs. When a rugged, Norwegian grad student named Lars becomes intrigued by her creativity, sparks fly between the two. An unexpected illness causes LaRae to return home. While she is gone, Lars disappears without warning or a forwarding address. Financially pressed, LaRae takes on a dreaded secretary job when suddenly the contents of a letter move her to Norway. While LaRae temporarily lives in a tiny coastal town in Norway, a quirky local artist befriends her. Although determined never to dabble in the arts again, the older friend coaxes LaRae into painting once more. When a suave gallery owner discovers LaRae's hidden talent, will she forget Lars and respond to his attention? Will she believe in herself enough to let others judge her work and finally experience real love?