Download E-books Adolescence in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (American Family Series) PDF

By Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein

An authoritative, wide, and useful survey of the social, mental, and actual improvement of yank teenagers.

• volumes of A–Z entries offer an authoritative view of teen-related subjects―from bullying to studying kinds to chance perception

• members comprise major biologists, scientific researchers, behavioral and social scientists, legal professionals, and educators

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Download E-books Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling PDF

By Becca Stevens

"In the area of snake oils, you need to see the realm a bit otherwise. the place others see poverty, you notice riches; the place others see weeds, you spot plant life; the place others see ailment, you notice openness."

Becca Stevens calls herself a "snake oil seller": She takes average oils, mixes them with a superb tale, sells them in an open industry and believes they assist to heal the area. Becca is the founding father of Thistle Farms, the most winning examples within the u . s . a . social firm whose project is the workforce. She can also be the founding father of its residential software, Magdalene. the ladies of Magdalene/Thistle Farms have survived prostitution, trafficking and habit, and the average physique care items they manufacture-balms, soaps, and lotions-aid of their personal therapeutic in addition to that of the folks who purchase them. The ebook weaves jointly the beginnings of the firm with person tales from Becca's personal trip in addition to 20 girls in the neighborhood.

In Snake Oil, Becca tells how the ladies she all started aiding fifteen years in the past were the most important resource of her personal therapeutic from sexual abuse and her father's dying as a baby. clever and reflective, Snake Oil deals an empowering narrative in addition to a variety of recipes for therapeutic treatments that readers could make themselves.

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Download E-books Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith PDF

By Shane Hipps

Flickering pixels are the tiny dots of sunshine that make up the displays of life—from TVs to mobile phones. they're approximately invisible, yet they modify us. during this provocative e-book, writer Shane Hipps takes readers underneath the outside of items to work out how the applied sciences we use turn out utilizing us. now not all is dire, besides the fact that, as Hipps exhibits us that hidden issues have some distance much less energy to form us after they aren’t hidden anymore. we're merely puppets of our expertise if we stay asleep. Flickering Pixels will wake us up—and not anything will glance a similar again.

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Download E-books My Generation's Lament (No More Dreams Book 2) PDF

By Ben Hourigan

"I observed that every thing happening was once tied up in a knot that held this at its center—'I'm now not what i wished to be.' "

It's been ten years because Joshua Rivers had his dream of the lady he believes he's purported to marry, and she's nonetheless nowhere in sight.

Now twenty-two, Joshua is caught in a lifestyles markedly diverse from what he anticipated: he is unsatisfied together with his present female friend and suffering from his doctoral thesis, and making no headway towards turning into a novelist, as he believes he needs to to win over his dream lady. Worse, his long-time lover, the nymphomaniac artist Lilian Lau, has minimize him off simply because she thinks he is develop into depending on her.

Little does Joshua be aware of that through the tip of the yr he will have met his destined love eventually, yet for now he's mired in darkness. international terrorism and the lead-up to the second one Iraq struggle have created a weather of worry and anger within the highbrow global, and Joshua himself starts to happen the gruesome face of radicalism.

Finally, likelihood encounters will see him revisit his family's secrets and techniques, and provides him a reprieve from his loneliness that he is aware he doesn't deserve.

My Generation's Lament is the sequel to Kiss Me, Genius Boy, and the second one quantity within the not more goals trilogy.

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Praise for Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No extra goals #1):

"I’ve been telling my pals how fresh it truly is to learn whatever by means of one in every of my iteration, rather than anything by way of somebody that is lifeless. … primarily I prominent the pithy, adroit little maxims at the nature of things." —Dylan Thorn, writer of i am Dead

"Uniquely fresh … rather erotic in its unabashed candidness." —Madeline R.

"A web page turner, very humorous and surprisingly sincere and frank … Lily relatively steals the exhibit. A nymphomaniacal exploiter of guys and ladies, a deeply fascinating, interesting and wild personality who lighting up each web page she is on." —Nicola G.

"Just learn Berko scene from KMGB. Kick ASS! That scene simply earnt me procuring vol 2 while it comes out. Lily wishes a cape and skin-tight leather-based pants. Lily wishes her personal photo novel. Lily might be immortal, and possibly is. learn KMGB so that you can meet Lily. I secretly imagine she is Joshua's alter-ego. i feel she may well now even be mine." —Esme F.

"Simple, direct yet with refined, thought-provoking passages approximately self-awareness and one’s relation to lifestyles and others. I can’t look ahead to the subsequent book." —Aiza C.

"Honestly i admire it. It made me detect extra the complexities and dimensions of affection and loving." —Mary J. T.

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Download E-books Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens PDF

By Kathy Belge, Marke Bieschke

Youngster existence is tough sufficient with all the pressures youngsters face, yet for youths who're LGBT (lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even more durable. whilst do you decide to pop out? To whom? Will your pals settle for you? and the way on the earth do you meet humans to date?

Queer is a funny, enticing, and sincere consultant that is helping LGBT kids pop out to family and friends, navigate their new LGBT social existence, work out if a weigh down can also be queer, and stand up opposed to bigotry and homophobia.

Queer also comprises own tales from the authors and sidebars on queer historical past. It’s a must-read for any youngster who thinks they may be queer—or is aware a person who is.

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Download E-books Friendship 911 Collection My Friend Is Struggling With.. Conflicts With Others PDF

By Josh McDowell

Fifteen-year-old Ken Myers is bored to death. He says his mom and dad by no means take heed to him, that they're for all time criticizing him, and he seems like an interloper in his own residence. And it isn't far better together with his "friend" Todd-they're no longer chatting with one another anymore. What can he do to unravel the clash?

Do you recognize any scholars like Ken who're having a clash with others, particularly with their mom and dad? What are you able to say or do to assist? What do they wish such a lot at once? probably greater than any time of their lives they want a "911 friend"-a pal who "…is regularly unswerving and a brother [and sister who] is born to aid in time of want" (Prov. 17:17).

Through assistance from a gripping true-to-life tale, Josh McDowell besides Ed Stewart deals biblical insights and sensible guideline on what your mates can do to solve clash of their existence. yet extra importantly, you will find tips on how to turn into a real resource of encouragement and aid to her or him in the course of their fight. This e-book is designed so that you can learn first after which supply in your buddy.

And when you are that one who is dealing with a relational clash, you'll examine the stairs to resolving the clash instead of dissolving the connection. yet greater than that, you'll find tips to event the relaxation, encouragement and help you would like from either God and a friend-most most probably the pal who gave you this booklet.

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Download E-books Girltalk Fourth Edition: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You PDF

By Carol Weston

From bra procuring to babysitting, from making shut buddies to creating nice grades, Girltalk has all of the answers

Upbeat and updated, sincere and hip, Girltalk is an "indispensable advisor" (Working Mother) for women a long time 11 to eighteen. This Fourth variation is the final word preteen and teenage resource for suggestion on:

  • Body: feeling and looking your best
  • Friendship: you do not like all people -- why should still all people such as you?
  • Love: falling in, falling out
  • Sex: what you might want to be aware of sooner than asserting definite
  • Family: making the simplest of your nest
  • Education: getting via college, moving into college
  • Money: making it, saving it, spending it
  • Smoking, ingesting, and medicine: recommendation with no lectures
  • Quizzes: researching your self

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Download E-books The Millennials: Connecting to America's Largest Generation PDF

By Thom S. Rainer

At extra than 78 million robust, the Millennials—those born among 1980 and 2000—have handed the Boomers because the higher and extra influential generation in the USA. Now, as its individuals start to succeed in maturity, the place the features of a new release fairly take form, best-selling study writer Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Jess (a Millennial born in 1985) current the first significant investigative paintings on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective.

Sure to curiosity even the secularists who learn this team, The Millennials relies on 1200 interviews with its namesakes that objective to higher comprehend them in my view, professionally, and spiritually. Chapters file fascinating how-and-why findings on relatives issues (they are closer-knit than earlier generations), their wish for range (consider the wave of combined race and ethnic adoptions), Millennials and the hot office, their angle towards money, the media, the surroundings, and maybe so much tellingly, faith.

The authors shut with a considerate reaction to how the church can interact and minister to what's now in reality the most important iteration in America’s history.

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Download E-books Malcolm X: Rights Activist and Nation of Islam Leader (Essential Lives) PDF

This biography examines the impressive lifetime of Malcolm X utilizing easy-to-read, compelling textual content. via extraordinary black-and-white pictures and wealthy colour photos, readers will know about Malcolm X’s relatives historical past, adolescence, schooling, and position as a human rights activist and kingdom of Islam chief. Informative sidebars increase and help the textual content. positive factors comprise a desk of contents, timeline, evidence web page, thesaurus, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to universal center criteria and correlated to country criteria. crucial Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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