In the rarefied world of mega yachts, one name is respected above all othersaEspen Aino. The top star in naval architecture, Aino's creations combine the precision of fine machinery with indulgent finishes and the high-end amenities of a palace. This volume showcases 20 of his stellar creations accompanied by text from top yachting author Nick Jeffery, the most respected authority on luxury watercraft.
23 novembre 1980, un terremoto di proporzioni catastrofiche colpisce la Basilicata e la Campania, provocando migliaia di morti, dispersi e senzatetto. Un'antropologa milanese si precipita a Palmira, un centro così minuscolo che non figura nemmeno sulle carte geografiche.
Tutto ciò che trova è ridotto in macerie. Solo una falegnameria è rimasta in piedi e dentro, notte e giorno, mastro Gerusalemme fabbrica il mobilio per una sposa, l'ultima del paese.
Sulle ante disegna le storie che si tramandano negli anni. I pannelli dei mobili sono l'unica testimonianza che Palmira sia esistita veramente e in essi si compie il destino di ogni uomo.
Kehidupan Mitsuya yang mengalami time slip ke zaman Taisho tidaklah mudah.
Walaupun dia sudah mulai terbiasa dengan kesehariannya di rumah keluarga Kasuga sebagai kakeknya, namun masih banyak hal yang membuat dia pusing. Di SMU tempat kakeknya belajar, dia dikerumuni oleh teman-teman sekelas yang khawatir karena kepribadiannya berubah!
A fantastic debut novel that takes a refreshing look at family, modern life, and the joy merits of quinoa. Monday morning can't get any worse for harassed mum-of-four Jools Campbell when, after a frantic school run, she's cornered in the supermarket by pompous celebrity chef Tommy McCoy, who starts criticising the contents of her trolley. Apparently the fact that she doesn't make her own bread or buy organic is tantamount to child abuse. In a hurry and short of patience, she berates McCoy for judging her when she hasn't the time or the money to feed her family in line with his elitist ideals. Unbeknownst to Jools, her rant has been filmed and immediately goes viral on YouTube, making her a reluctant celebrity overnight.
With McCoy determined to discredit her by delving into her personal life, Jools decides it's time to fight her corner in the name of all the fraught mums out there who are fed up with being made to feel bad by food snobs like him. Armed with some fish fingers and her limited cooking repertoire, Jools must negotiate the unfamiliar world of celebrity while staying true to her instincts as a mum.
Stretched to the hilt... Young, beautifully attractive Molly knows how to flaunt what she’s got, and she has no problem using her tight-bodied physique to pay the bills. Now that she has the full attention of her hot, rich older neighbor, Molly is ready to do something extra naughty. Hard, fast, and without protection! And that puts Mr. Thompson in a really tight spot, because accepting her taboo offer could mean ruining his hard-earned reputation. He had better be careful, because once he gives in, there’s absolutely no pulling out!
The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer. But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel and the messenger of El Shaddai. When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing. At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites. Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh? Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.
This book reflects a multi disciplinary, integrative approach to the theology and practice of relational intimacy. It combines biblical data on sexuality and relationships with marriage and bonding research. The reader is then guided in applying the research to his or her relationships. In essence, this is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being. Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a --one-flesh mystery-- (Eph 5:31-32). This mystery of human bonding is as beautiful as it is complex, particularly in a post-Eden world. Many of us are woefully aware of our relational deficits, yet lack vibrant marriages around us to emulate. Those of us who have not experienced relationships of health, safety, and security particularly find we need roadmaps along the way.
Our desire is that in the pages of this book readers will find personal encouragement and direction that is both biblically precise and practical for their relational journeys. Our intimacy model is built upon God's bold promises to heal and redeem. His pathways bring life; he is the one true lover of our souls. Our intimacy with him is foundational to all other relationships.
--We live in an age where virtual reality and perverse sexual fantasy have often replaced intimacy in our most significant relationships, including marriage. In Forever and Always: The Art of Intimacy, Steven and Celestia Tracy provide prophetic, pastoral, and practical insights on how to nurture and protect relational intimacy. I highly recommend this handbook as a guide for preparing for as well as restoring and enhancing the masterpiece of one's marriage.-- --Paul Louis Metzger Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture Multnomah Biblical Seminary --Grounded in sound biblical Truth, Steven and Celestia weave their rich life experience and scholarly research into a guide for couples serious about pursuing intimacy in their marriage. Couples and marriage mentors will find the teaching and exercises the Tracys have developed around attachment theory and Morris' stages of bonding rich and challenging.-- --Michael Sytsma Found and Lead Therapist Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. --With theological precision and a solid psychological foundation, the Tracys deliver a long-awaited message to the church, counseling community, and wounded hearts everywhere. Steve and Celestia model infectious openness about their own journey through marriage, leaving you feeling challenged and equipped to deepen your closest relationships. I will recommend this book to all my distressed clients crying out to be known and valued.-- --Roxane Thorstad Clinical Psychologist Journeys Counseling Center --The Tracys have done all of us a great service with this wise and tender book.
They themselves have worked for years to achieve a healthy intimacy in their own marriage and their reflections are of benefit to everyone.
Steve and Celestia are godly, caring, sensitive people who have worked through these issues over decades. Their own marriage is a mature one, tempered by suffering, and marked by devotion to God and one another. The book is a treasure trove, earthy, real, heavenly, delightful. Expect to be bed and enriched in your own relationships.-- --William David Spencer Ranked Adj. Professor of Theology and the Arts Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary --Here Steve and Celestia show by conviction, research, and experience that for a couple to know one another, at any level, requires wisdom. The insight they offer from many sources of counsel will be a helpful eye-opener for those of us who have assumed way too much about what it really means to care for one another.-- --Mart De Haan President RBC Ministries Steven R. Tracy and Celestia G. Tracy are founders of Mending the Soul, a U.S. based nonprofit organization that equips and resources communities of faith in sustainable, community-b