Vijftienduizend jaar geleden. Het is moeilijk om te overleven als de barre wintertijd aanbreekt. Terwijl de mannen op jacht zijn, zorgt stammoeder Tak-Til voor de orde in het kamp. De vrouwen zoeken dagelijks naar eten, waken over het vuur en weren dapper aanvallen af van wilde dieren. Ank-Thi, de kleindochter van Tak-Til, is een koppig, moedig meisje. Ze staat op het punt een vrouw te worden en dat betekent heel wat voor haar. Want wie zal ze als man krijgen? Een oude weduwnaar? Of de sterke, knappe To-Mbo, die heel wat gevoelens bij haar losmaakt? Vooraleer Tak-Til daarover kan beslissen, duikt een groot gevaar op. De jagers van vijand Kelme liggen op de loer...
Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . . For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath? While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .
Por quase trinta anos, entre 1969 e 1997, a sociedade brasileira foi desnudada pela escrita espirituosa do jornalista Zózimo Barrozo do Amaral em sua coluna diária no Jornal do Brasil e depois em O Globo. Muito além dos registros sociais, ele oferecia um noticiário que flertava com a economia, a política e o esporte (sua paixão), em um estilo elegante e sem qualquer cerimônia. Fez muitos amigos, ganhou uns poucos desafetos e chegou a ser preso duas vezes durante o regime militar. Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos reconstitui toda a trajetória do colunista, desde sua infância, no bairro carioca do Jardim Botânico, passando por seu começo de carreira quase acidental no jornalismo, até conquistar uma coluna assinada no Jornal do Brasil, aos vinte e sete anos. Ao seguir a trilha aberta por pioneiros como Álvaro Americano, Jacinto de Thormes e Ibrahim Sued, ele fez escola. Enquanto se tornava a mais respeitada grife do colunismo no país, Zózimo registrava nas páginas dos jornais as imensas mudanças ocorridas na elite carioca. As festas saíram dos salões dos grã-finos e instalaram-se em casas noturnas como o Regine’s e o Hippopotamus. A animação movida pelo champã ganhou aditivos como a cocaína. Ao mesmo tempo que retratava o agito social, Zózimo enfrentava os próprios demônios. Viveu amores, momentos de turbulência familiar e sérias questões de saúde.
Mas até o final foi um homem apaixonado pela vida, como ele gostava de dizer: “Enquanto houver champanhe, há esperança.”
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Just after the close of World War II, America's political and scientific leaders reached an informal consensus on how science could best serve the nation and how government might best support science. The consensus lasted a generation before it broke under the pressures created by the Vietnam War. Since then the nation has struggled to reestablish shared beliefs about the means and goals of science policy. In American Science Policy Since World War II, author Bruce L. R. Smith makes sense of the break between science and government and identifies the patterns on postwar science affairs. He explains that what might otherwise seem to be a miscellaneous set of separate episodes actually constituted a continuing debate of national importance that was closely linked to broad political and economic trends. Smith's precise and unique analysis gives both the scholar and historian a better understanding of where we are and how we got there while casting a modest light on future policy directions.
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