Sharing Gifts in the Global Family of Faith:One Church´s Experiment Good Books Pakisha Tshimika
Myra Strober became a feminist on the Bay Bridge, heading toward San Francisco. It is 1970. She has just been told by the chairman of Berkeley´s economics department that she can never get tenure. Driving home afterward, wondering if she got something out of the freezer for her family´s dinner, she realizes the truth: she is being denied a regular faculty position because she is a mother. Flooded with anger, she also finds her life´s work: to study and fight sexism, in the workplace, in academia, and at home. Strober´s generous memoir captures the spirit of a revolution lived fully, from her Brooklyn childhood (and her shock at age twelve when she´s banished to the women´s balcony at shul) to her groundbreaking Stanford seminar on women and work. In the 1970s, the term "sexual harassment" had not yet been coined. Occupational segregation, quantifying the value of work in the home, and the cost of discrimination were new ideas. Strober was a pioneer, helping to create a new academic field and founding institutions to establish it. But she wasn´t alone: she benefited from the women´s movement, institutional change, and new federal regulations that banned sex discrimination. She continues the work today and invites us to join her. The book is published by MIT Press."Both women and men will find a friend in these pages." (Gloria Steinem)"Strober´s compelling story is a page-turner, a home run! It should be required reading in business, law, and all of the social sciences." (Irma Herrera, former Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates)"In this beautifully written book, Myra Strober deftly combines her personal story with the changes in women´s lives during the last part of the twentieth century… A wonderful read." (Lotte Bailyn, MIT Sloan; author of Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082670/bk_acx0_082670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sharing Care:The Integration of Family Approaches with Child Treatment Robert Ziegler, Andrew Bush
Sharing God´s Blessings:An Oral History of a Family Eunice Maddox Hunt
Sharing the Work:What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others) Myra Strober, John Donahoe
Jada, Jake, and their two children, Cody and Emma, were living in the mountains of the Appalachians. The things that were happening around their farmhouse were getting out of control and Jada was scared to be left alone at the house with the two children when Jake had to go to work in the city. If you haven´t read the first book Sharing the Mountain with Bigfoot: The First Year, please do so for this book is a continuation of that book. This book starts with the second year living on the farm that Jake and Jada purchased to raise their children and to have a little piece of their own paradise. But their paradise is not so peaceful as they would like. Now that Jada knows that there is a creature out in the woods that she never believed to be real, it is terrorizing to go outside with the children and to do the daily chores. Will the family ever find peace living on their farm in the mountains? Sharing the Mountain with Bigfoot series is a true story of one family´s terrorizing encounter with an unknown creature lurking in the woods of the Appalachian Mountains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Soto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103445/bk_acx0_103445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family´s farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, who are wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions except the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as ´´malices´´. When Fawn is kidnapped by one of these creatures, it is up to Dag, an older Lakewalker, heavy with sorrows and responsibilities, to rescue her. But in the ensuing struggle, it is not Dag but Fawn who kills the creature, at dire cost. And an uncanny accident befalls Dag´s sharing knife, which unexpectedly binds their two fates together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002309/bk_blak_002309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in the film The Blind Side tell their own deeply inspiring story. First came the best-selling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become ´´cheerful givers´´. Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one day he could provide a home that would be ´´a place of miracles´´. Together, they raised two remarkable children—Collins and Sean Jr.—who shared their deep Christian faith and their commitment to making a difference. And then one day, Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity. Michael Oher´s improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Kathleen McInerney, Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001105/bk_aren_001105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.