A Hope In The Unseen

A Hope In The Unseen

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The inspiring, true coming-of-age story of a ferociously determined young man who, armed only with his intellect and his willpower, fights his way out of despair. In 1993, Cedric Jennings was a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate was well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boasted an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric had almost no friends. He ate lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he asked for, knowing that he was really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition—which was fully supported by his forceful mother—was to attend a top college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realized that ambition when he began as a freshman at Brown University. But he didn't leave his struggles behind. He found himself unprepared for college: he struggled to master classwork and fit in with the white upper-class students. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric was left to rely on his intelligence and his determination to maintain hope in the unseen—a future of acceptance and reward. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. Eye-opening, sometimes humorous, and often deeply moving, A Hope in the Unseen weaves a crucial new thread into the rich and ongoing narrative of the American experience.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ron Suskind
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2010-08-18
File : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780307763082


A Hope In The Unseen

A Hope In The Unseen

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Follows a determined African American teenager from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ron Suskind
Publisher : Broadway
Release : 1999
File : 373 Pages
ISBN : 9780767901260


Hope Unseen

Hope Unseen

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The inspiring, unflinching true story of “blind” faith, as Major Scotty Smiley awakes in a hospital bed and realizes his world is permanently dark he must stretch his faith like never before. Courageous, heartfelt, and honest, Hope Unseen challenges readers to question their doubts, not their beliefs, and depend upon God no matter what. A nervous glance from a man in a parked car. Muted instincts from a soldier on patrol. Violent destruction followed by total darkness. Two weeks later, Scotty Smiley woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, helpless . . . and blind. Blindness became Scotty’s journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, Captain Smiley resented the theft of his dreams—becoming a CEO, a Delta Force operator, or a four-star general. With his wife Tiffany’s love and the support of his family and friends, Scotty was transformed—the injury only intensifying his indomitable spirit. Since the moment he jumped out of a hospital bed and forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, Captain Scotty Smiley has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, commanded an army company, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award. Scotty and Tiffany Smiley have lived out a faith so real that it will inspire you to question your own doubts, push you to serve something bigger than yourself, and encourage you to cling to a Hope Unseen.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Scotty Smiley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-09-14
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1439186820


Seeing The Unseen

Seeing The Unseen

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Spiritual warfare is real, and your faith is at stake. Based on Biblical principles, Seeing the Unseen helps you fight back against the enemy. In today’s world, Satan seems to be everywhere, and he seems to have the advantage. But the enemy is not of this world, and the war is in the spiritual world. Satan is trying to attack you and destroy your faith, and the only way to defeat him is to fight back. In this newly revised and updated bestseller, Joe Beam reveal Satan's powerful weaponry—his lies, deceptions, and manipulations—and unmasks his strategy to destroy your life and those you care for. This book will show you his plans and tactics, and teach you where he is likely to strike next and how to fight him. Based on a dedicated study of God’s word, this book is filled with stories of tragedy and triumph and will give you the tools you need to defeat the enemy.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Joe Beam
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781439122723


Tainna

Tainna

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Drawing on both lived experience and cultural memory, Norma Dunning brings together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters in Tainna. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of alienation, displacement and loneliness resulting from their experiences in southern Canada. In Tainna—meaning “the unseen ones” and pronounced Da‐e‐nn‐a—a fraught reunion between sisters Sila and Amak ends in an uneasy understanding. From the spirit realm, Chevy Bass watches over his imperilled grandson, Kunak. And in the title story, the broken-hearted Bunny wanders onto a golf course on a freezing night, when a flock of geese stand vigil until her body is discovered by a kind stranger. Norma Dunning’s masterful storytelling uses humour and incisive detail to create compelling characters who discover themselves in a hostile land where prejudice, misogyny and inequity are most often found hidden in plain sight. There, they must rely on their wits, artistic talent, senses of humour and spirituality for survival; and there, too, they find solace in shining moments of reconnection with their families and communities.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Norma Dunning
Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
Release : 2021-03-27
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781771622721


Alif The Unseen

Alif The Unseen

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A tour-de-force of a debut that blends classic fantasy -- the fascinating, frightening, sometimes-invisible world of the djinn -- that's genies to some of us -- with the 21st-century reality of a super-hacker in mortal danger in a repressive security state on the Arabian Gulf. Alif (that's his handle) is a brilliant young superhacker working out of his mother's small apartment, and his computer has just been breached. While Alif scrambles to protect his clients -- dissidents and outlaws alike, whoever needs to hide their digital traces, he and his friends realize that they've been found by 'the Hand' -- maybe a person, maybe a program, but definitely able to find anyone, and that could lead to prison, or worse. Alif, with the help of his childhood friend Dina, an ancient book sent to him in secret by his lost love (who may be frighteningly connected to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, must go underground -- or rather, find a way into the hidden world of the djinn. They wrote the mysterious book centuries ago, and have knowledge that might just allow Alif to infiltrate the most sophisticated information technology the world has ever seen, and perhaps save himself, his loved ones, and freedom itself. With shades of Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, William Gibson, and the timeless Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour-de-force debut with major potential -- a masterful, addictive blend of the ancient and the more-than-modern, smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : G. Willow Wilson
Publisher : Emblem Editions
Release : 2012-07-10
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780771089107


The Way Of The World

The Way Of The World

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind comes a startling look at how America and the West lost their way, and at the struggles of their respective governments to reclaim the moral authority on which their survival depends. From the White House to Downing Street, and from the fault-line countries of South Asia tothe sands of Guantanamo, Suskind offers an astonishing story that connects world leaders to the forces waging today's shadow wars and to the next generation of global citizens. Tracking down truth and hope, Suskind delivers historic disclosures with this emotionally stirring and strikingly original portrait of the post 9-11 world.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ron Suskind
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-03-28
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781471128271


Witnesses Of The Unseen

Witnesses Of The Unseen

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This searing memoir describes the harrowing ordeal of two men and their seven-year imprisonment in Guantanamo. Before, they lived quiet, peaceful lives--working for humanitarian organizations, raising young children, filling weekend afternoons with pick-up soccer games and coffee with friends. But in October 2001, Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir, along with four other Algerian nationals, were arrested and accused of plotting to attack the American Embassy in Sarajevo: they came to be known as the "Algerian Six." Lakhdar and Mustafa were detained by the Bosnian police and then, after a Bosnian court ordered that they be set free, were "released" into the waiting arms of American special forces. They were then beaten, blindfolded, strip-searched, shackled, and flown to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They were housed outdoors in steel mesh cages while the now-infamous military prison was built around them. For seven years, they each languished in captivity in subhuman conditions, enduring torture and harassment, force-feedings and beatings, cut off from communication with their families. Neither was accused of a crime nor allowed to argue his innocence. Their accounts testify to the horrors wrought in Guantanamo in the name of the American people. Witnesses of the Unseen shares the story of their lives, giving an insider's look at the plaintiffs behind the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Boumediene v. Bush, which allowed Guantanamo detainees the constitutional right to challenge their detention in federal court. After years of brutal mistreatment, casual violence, and finally the pro bono assistance of an American law firm, Lakhdar and Mustafa were able to secure their release. Their stories reveal the integrity and resilience of spirit that sustained these two men in the face of unrelenting hardship. In these pages, Lakhdar and Mustafa share their trauma in the hope that what happened to them does not happen to innocent people in the future, especially under a flag that stands for liberty and justice.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Lakhdar Boumediene
Publisher : Redwood Press
Release : 2017-04-05
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1503601153


The Price Of Loyalty

The Price Of Loyalty

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A devestating account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, written with the extensive cooperation of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. As readers are taken to the very epicentre of government, this news-making book offers a definitive view of Bush and his closest advisers as they manage crucial domestic policies and global strategies within the most secretive White House of modern times.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ron Suskind
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-03-28
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781471128257


Living From The Unseen

Living From The Unseen

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We are first and foremost a spirit living in a natural body - learning to see, hear and access the spirit realm and its principles. Learning to live life through the eyes of the spirit is transforming and freeing. Living from the Unseen reveals that we can live life through the eyes of the spirit and with an awareness of the spiritual realities and principals that affect our everyday lives. This is a book that shares insights on how to obtain a transformed life through renewing the mind. Wendy's journey, and these insights, are meant for those Christians who intuitively know there is more to "walking in the Spirit" than traditionally understood by the Church. This book will also help Christians who are tired, discouraged, hopeless or hungering for their destiny and identity to be fully developed and released. This book will help identify beliefs that block the reception of God's blessings and hinder our ability to live out our destiny. You will learn that: * Believing differently, not trying harder, is the key to change. * You cannot do what you don't believe you are. * You can only receive what you think you are worth.* Rather than learning how to die - it is time to learn how to live.

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Genre : Christian life
Author by : Wendy Backlund
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Release : 2012-06-30
File : 122 Pages
ISBN : 0985477369