Albie, dissatisfied with his life, decides to perform charitable work in the Sudan with his doctor lover, Mary, but his decision has damaging repercussions on those around him, especially his wife, Ruth. Whilst in the Sudan, Albie is held hostage leaving Ruth and Mary to poignantly take stock of their emotions.
Pat Grant's childhood is played out against a bleak Ulster landscape at the height of the Troubles. One by one, his brothers leave home, and he is left with his increasingly eccentric father and helpless mother. Pat's teenage romance with Elaine looks at odds with the violence around them.
Though airplane pilot Riley Monroe sacrificed a lot for her career, she still carried fond memories of Pittsburgh where she grew up. She had left more than just her childhood behind. Little did she know that a flight scheduled by Noah Worthington would open up a path she thought closed off forever. A sweet short story by the best-selling author of the award-winning Cupid’s Kiss Series. kathrynkaleigh.com/free-fiction-friday/kathrynkaleigh-krfbg-l2zg3-rblz8
The Concept of the Heart in the Works of Ghazali, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen
Author: Mehmet Yavuz Seker
Pubpsher: Tughra Books
The heart in the Islamic understanding is the expression of a human being's spiritual existence. It is a Divine gift and Divine subtle faculty bestowed upon humanity. It is a polished mirror reflecting God. Like a general, the heart commands all other bodily organs and faculties, which are its troops, Everything that comes from a human being, whether good or bad, is a product of the heart. Mehmet Y. Seker, a scholar of Sufism and tasawwuf, studies the concept of the heart in the Islamic tradition looking at how it is approached by three prominent scholars and thinkers of Islam: Ghazali, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen. Being the first in English to take as its focus the human heart from an Islamic spiritual, this book comparatively analyzes classical and modern age interpretations and evaluations on the concept and adds to the rich literature of spirituality in the Islamic tradition.
Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of The King-Cat Zine Map of My Heart celebrates the twentieth anniversary of John Porcellino’s seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics, which he started self-publishing in 1989 and which has been his predominant means of expression. In this collection, while Porcellino is living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce, he crafts a melancholic, tender graphic ballad of heartbreak and reflection. Known for his sad, quiet honesty rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino has a command of graphic storytelling as sophisticated as the medium’s more visually intricate masters. Few other artists are able to so expertly contemplate the sadness, beauty, and wonder of life in so few lines.
A Portrait of the Girl Behind A Letter To My Friend
Author: Rebekah Palmer
Map of My Heart takes its title from a journal I kept as a middle schooler in rural Wisconsin in a parochial school. This collection of poetry omits the darker parts of me, though it definitely alludes to them, because I didn't talk about abuse I endured or the multiple identities that made up my soul until I was a young adult. As a kid and teenager and young adult, I did a lot of surviving instead of advocating for myself. It is this snapshot I hope my collection presents to my readers: a young female with dreams and hopes who doesn't realize just yet that she must admit and own her reality and darkness to achieve honest living.