When It's Real
Author: Erin Watt
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary. Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little. Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…
Nope, It's Real
Author: Nope It's Real 2014
Creating this book wasn't in our plan, and staying two months in red light districts was definitely never part of our plan. However, when you stare reality in the face, or in our case, wake up next door to it; you have the chance to change your plans. We didn't do anything drastic or noteworthy, we never busted down a brothel door or planted secret cameras, in fact our response was shockingly small- we simply decided to make ourselves available. We shrank down our judgments and walked up willing to be fully there, to listen, to speak, and to understand. The voices of the women sounded surprisingly like our sisters and mothers, the voices of the men like our fathers and brothers. We make this book for ourselves, in order to remember these people and to remember the face of our God whom we saw in the midst of it. These pages of art are our reactions to the darkness and the heaviness, as well as the resounding joy and forgiveness that live in these two countries.
Tell Me It's Real
Author: TJ Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck. Enter Vince Taylor. Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul. But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.
The best-selling book about heaven that has changed the world is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. In addition to learning more about what the Bible teaches about heaven, groups will hear first-hand from the Burpo family about Colton's experience in heaven and the way it has changed their lives. Each video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton, and is filmed interview-style with Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter whose initial interview with the family has gone viral on the internet. The Conversation Guide will take group members through key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like. Features include: 5 sessions of study for group members For use with DVD sessions (ISBN 9781418550660) Conversation Guide written for both believers and non-believers in accessible language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven
Author: Bill Cunningham
The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he'd stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters.
It Ain't Cute But It's Real
Author: Chiquita Board, Lynette Bell-ndiaye, Alisha Dawson, Bertha Dawson, Sharon Dawson
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
There are times in life when we are caught utterly unprepared: a death in the family, the end of a relationship, a health crisis. These are the times when the solid ground we thought we stood on disappears beneath our feet, leaving us reeling and heartbroken, as we stumble back to our faith. The Days of Awe encompass the weeks preceding Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur, a period in which Jews take part in a series of rituals and prayers that reenact the journey of the soul through the world from birth to death. This is a period of contemplation and repentance, comparable to Lent and Ramadan. Yet, for Rabbi Alan Lew, the real purpose of this annual passage is for us to experience brokenheartedness and open our heart to God. In This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Lew has marked out a journey of seven distinct stages, one that draws on these rituals to awaken our soul and wholly transform us. Weaving together Torah readings, Buddhist parables, Jewish fables and stories from his own life, Lew lays bare the meanings of this ancient Jewish passage. He reveals the path from terror to acceptance, confusion to clarity, doubt to belief, and from complacency to awe. In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared enables believers of all faiths to reconnect to their faith with a passion and intimacy that will resonate throughout the year.
"I Was There: It's Real" is my account of a near death experience and the moments I stood at Heaven's entrance. I explain how this experience changed my perspective on God, Heaven, and our souls, and helped me to heal from the trauma of an incident of childhood sexual abuse and the guilt and shame I carried around for 45 years
We spend trillions of dollars seeking to explore space, discover new worlds, and learn about extraterrestrials, but the one world which is more relevant to our lives than any other is hell. Why? Because if it’s real, nobody wants to go there! What if you had died, gone to hell, and God in His love and mercy, allowed you to come back and tell about it? This was Donnie Lee’s experience. Many have reported to have near-death experiences or have died and have gone to heaven. Whether it was the real place or a façade, we love to hear their story. But hell is one place which remains a mystery to most. What is hell like? Is it as terrible, as many say, or is it a party place? Who goes there? How good does one have to be to avoid hell? What wonders are there to see? Pleasant or unpleasant, we are still curious. We want details, details, details! Don has the answers to these and many more questions in this firsthand account. If you suspect that hell is not a nice place and you’d like to avoid it if at all possible, this book may hold the answer for you! You’ll know for sure that hell is not a cuss word: it’s real!
It's Only Pain
Author: Taylor Morton
Former University of Alabama football player Taylor Morton documents his journey through the mountains of pain in his life--from dealing with the death of his brother, to being diagnosed with cancer, to being forced to walk away from football--and the hope that helped him carry the sorrows that he could not understand. Though pain in this life is inevitable, it's real and it hurts; and therefore, it must be handled delicately. One of the most inspirational college football stories in the sporting world today, "IT'S ONLY PAIN" will help you find hope, joy, and the strength to live with purpose, no matter what unfolds in life.
Perhaps you have preconceived, negative notions about Islam. Perhaps you have only seen it as portrayed by the media when reporting about terrorists - those few who would be terrorists regardless of their religion. Perhaps you have read or heard about Islam from unauthentic or biased sources. So, I invite you to objectively and open-mindedly read this book demonstrating the beauty, clarity, and simplicity of Islam.
"Divine Economy And It's Real World Economic Principles" is a book that reorients economic thinking. It is an intriguing and satisfying read for those interested in business ethics and economics or for those interested in philosophy or religion. The Divine Economy Model (c) presented in Chapter Two will change your impression of economics. Economics has been called the 'dismal science' but the Divine Economy Model (c) will instead make you see economics as bright and hopeful. Chapter One builds the case for the parallel emergence of humankind and the economy. It introduces their spiritual foundations. Chapter Two lays out the Divine Economy Model (c) which is an original and significant contribution to economic science. Chapter Three demonstrates how real world economic principles are interconnected and how the Divine Economy Model (c) helps to show their symmetry and reciprocity. Chapter Four identifies new directions in education and law that will serve to unbind the restraints, which greatly retard prosperity. The moral authority of the divine economy springs from human rights, which are the mirror images of property rights. The economic policies derived from the Divine Economy Model (c) are useful for inaugurating social change, see www.divineeconomyconsulting.com.
Prolific dwarven author and heroic companion of the Dragon Age games, Varric Tethras brings us the collected edition of his breakthrough crime-noir drama, Hard in Hightown (with help from his trusted human confidante, Mary Kirby)! This volume is beautifully illustrated by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and Ricardo German Ponce Torres, with a painted cover by E.M. Gist! Twenty years of patrols have chiseled each and every stone of the Kirkwall streets into city guardsmen Donnen Brennokovic. Weary and weathered, Donnen is paired with a recruit so green he might as well have leaves growing out of his armor. When the mismatched pair discover a dead magistrate bleeding out on the flagstones, they're caught up in a clash between a shadowy organization known only as the Executors and a secretive group of Chantry agents--all over some ancient artifact. This is a prose novel featuring 24 black And white full page images.
It's Real When It Hurts: Part I - The Pain and Passion of Being A Professional Wrestling Fan examines the idea that wrestling fans and those that work within the industry themselves not only crave reality within the sports-entertainment hybrid, but find the genre at its most compelling when "real life" overshadows anything WWE scriptwriters can invent. Perhaps more interestingly, these active participants - both inside and outside of the ring - crave an emotional negative trigger since it is the most genuine. It's Real When It Hurts: Part I - The Pain and Passion of Being A Professional Wrestling Fan features original interviews with some of the greats of professional wrestling including: Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Diamond" Dallas Page, Jim Ross, Dan Severn, Magnum TA, Pro Wrestling Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Stu Saks, International Female Wrestling Superstar LuFisto, Wrestling Historian Sheldon Goldberg and more.