Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Adventures of a Wanderer
Author: Michael Smith
Pubpsher: East West Discovery Press
Captivated, melancholy and shock are emotions stirred in this remarkable global adventure. Through short vignettes, Smith narrates his personal experiences while offering glimpses of many different cultures. Readers will see budget travel in a whole new light, through the eyes of a man with a small backpack and a big curiosity.Smith's stunning photographs and prose will make his audience laugh and be astonished about what our world is really like. Smith is a frequent lecturer on budget travel and the author of two award-winning books, "World Trivia" and "Questions for Kids".
Release on 2011-01-04 | by Irene Stephanou,Leila Henriques
Creating Theatre with Barney Simon
Author: Irene Stephanou,Leila Henriques
Pubpsher: Seven Stories Press
Barney Simon (1932–1995) was the legendary artistic director, writer, and co-creator ofthe Market Theatre in Johannesburg, one of the most influential and distinguished theatres in South Africa and the world. He workshopped, wrote, and directed unforgettable and pertinent plays in his quest to "hold a mirror up high to society." These works stand as a testament to South Africa’s recent history. Here are 80 testaments from international artists about Barney’s often mysterious creative process. Barney was especially known for his famous "orange exercise." Through a single orange,he communicated lessons ofdetail,care, and respect. With full-color illustrations throughout, this is an essential book for students and teachers of theatrical expression, and indeed for anyone who strives to understand their own voice. With the passing of a decade of democracy in South Africa, The World in an Orange is a record of the last years of apartheid and the role of the arts community in bringing it down.
Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases
Author: Webb Garrison
Pubpsher: Thomas Nelson
Once upon a time… Tying the knot actually involved tying a knot-not saying vows. Meanwhile, a thinking cap wasn’t just a cute idea for schoolchildren, but an actual hat worn by scholars in the Middle Ages. Oh, and when you make no bones about something, you should consider yourself lucky you aren’t choking on a chicken foot. What’s in a Word? Answers the question it poses, more than three hundred times over. You’ll learn which side of the bed is the wrong side, and why the word “nickname” is simply the product of slurred speech. Webb Garrison’s etymological journey through the origins of words and phrases, both common and obscure, is sure to fascinate wordsmiths of every stripe.
Unger provocatively breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Hume and others. He sets out to answer profoundly difficult human questions about ourselves and the world in this philosophical journey into the nature of reality.
Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction
Author: Dr Dawn Archer
Pubpsher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The frequency with which particular words are used in a text can tell us something meaningful both about that text and also about its author because their choice of words is seldom random. Focusing on the most frequent lexical items of a number of generated word frequency lists can help us to determine whether all the texts are written by the same author. Alternatively, they might wish to determine whether the most frequent words of a given text (captured by its word frequency list) are suggestive of potentially meaningful patterns that could have been overlooked had the text been read manually. This edited collection brings together cutting-edge research written by leading experts in the field on the construction of word-lists for the analysis of both frequency and keyword usage. Taken together, these papers provide a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the most exciting research being conducted in this subject.
What's in the Bible about Church? What is the Bible is all about? What's in it? Why is it so important for Christians? Is it really relevant for people in the 21st century? Should I care about what's in the Bible? Why? What difference will it make in my life? The study series, What's in the Bible and Why Should I Care? offers opportunities to explore these questions and others by opening the Bible, reading it, prayerfully reflecting on what the Bible readings say, and applying the readings to daily life. The title of this unique and exciting Bible study series points to the two essential features of meaningful Bible study: reading the Bible and applying the Bible to life. First, we read the Bible to discover answers to the question What's in the Bible? and second, we reflect upon what we read in order to discover answers to the question, Why Should I Care? and apply these answers to our lives. What's in the Bible about Church? is one of the study books in the series, What's in the Bible and Why Should I Care? What's in the Bible About Church? will help readers explore the church as God's people living, learning, and sharing God's message of love and hope. Chapters include: "What is the Church?", "The Church Worships", "The Church Teaches", and "The Church Serves." Each chapter contains the following features: Bible Readings - Each chapter explores specific readings from the Bible. The Questions - Each chapter begins with focus questions that will be explored in the Bible readings and the chapter information. A Psalm - Each chapter begins with verses from a psalm. These excerpts from the psalms give readers the experience of using the Bible for personal and group devotion. A Prayer - A brief two or three sentence prayer at the beginning and end of each chapter What's in the Bible? Participants will read and reflect upon key Bible readings in each chapter and use the space provided to write personal and private reflections. Reflection Questions - These questions are related to the chapter information and are designed to help the reader consider key ideas that emerge from this information and from the Bible readings. Bible Facts - Additional related information about the Bible readings. Here's Why I Care - This activity near the end of each chapter contains questions that invite the readers to grow in faith as they prayerfully reflect about what they have learned
This easy-to-use, research-based literacy center focuses on the five areas of reading. The center contains differentiated activities to meet the needs of all learners, recommended children's literature, and a letter to build a school-home connection.
The early believers of Jesus Christ knew that they were not just members of an organization, nor were they just an extension of Old Testament Judaism. They knew that they were followers of the living Lord Jesus Christ. They were members of a thing called the church. Through the centuries, the church has been the most powerful transforming force in history. Yet in America many observe it as anemic and powerless. Author Elmer Towns contends that there is good news; there are many things that are still right with the church. What Is Right With the Church affirms the positive things that are present in the church today, and what will carry it forward as a transforming force. This book is not a defense of the traditional church, nor does it run to embrace all new forms of worship. Rather this book examines the biblical nature of church allowing the best to come forth. It is not a book about old churches, new churches or home churches. It is a book about what is right about every true church, no matter the expression, history or culture. A growing number of people are not aware of the enduring strengths of the church. The author contends that if believers in Christ are to effectively move forward with healthy communities and a vibrant faith in this new century, they must be established on foundational, biblical truths and core values. And when this happens, the church thrives as a transforming force.
This exciting addition to Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt's Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids series leads young believers ages 8-12 on a journey to God's heart using the inductive study method and the wonder of an adventurous spy tale. On this latest quest, young adventurers along with their favorite characters Max and Molly uncover who God is by exploring His many names and what they mean. Discoveries from the Bible, memorable stories, and clever mazes and activities unfold the names of God and His attributes, such as: Creator Protector Provider Healer Shepherd Ideal for Sunday school classes, Bible study groups, homeschoolers, and individuals.