Biography

A LOT LIKE EVE FASHION FATH AND FIG LEAVES A MEMOIR

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$22.95

Joanna Jepson was born with a facial deformity that led to her being mercilessly bullied through childhood and adolescence whilst a strict evangelical upbringing imposed further challenges. Reconstructive facial surgery and a religious meltdown left her unrecognizable and disorientated, and triggered a search for identity and belonging.

After ordination, a spell in the cloisters of a Welsh convent and a burst of headline-hitting fame in relation to the cleft palate abortions in the news a few years ago, Joanna became the first Chaplain to the London College of Fashion, with unique opportunities to explore the world of self-image.

Not just an autobiography, A Lot Like Eve exposes the cultural idols and preoccupations that hook so many women into trying to prove that they are worthwhile in the way that the world expects. Like the first (metaphorical) woman, Eve, we too are still trying to pretend that we are wonderfully adorned by our own kind of fig-leaves.

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9781472913173
Publication Date: 
2015-04-23

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

$24.00

An enlightening "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, Allen Guelzo's peerless account of America's most celebrated president explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox.
Since its original publication in 1999, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 2000 Lincoln Prize. As journalist Richard N. Ostling has noted, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief," but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."

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9780802842930
Publication Date: 
2002-12-19

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

$29.00

This major biography of Abraham Lincoln has won the prestigious Lincoln Prize, the annual award given to the best book in the Civil War field. Guelzo's superb work breaks new ground in exploring the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him for the first time as a serious thinker deeply involved in the struggles of nineteenth-century thought.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802838728
Publication Date: 
1999-08-31

ACKNOWLEDGED A MAN

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This is the true story of a young man, brutally beaten about the head and dismissed by the medical establishment as a lost, pathetic cause. It is also the story of a young man severely brain injured and championed by his parents, siblings, friends and outstanding professionals, who goes on to forge a life of inspiration and meaning. Nick was in the YMCA when he was attacked by a man with a baseball bat. The doctors who first saw Nick were over-whelmed by his injuries and held out little hope that he would improve. His parents would not accept that verdict. They SUED the YMCA and with this book are alerting the public of the fact that the YMCA does NOT have national standards that are set for all local branches. The National YMCA does NOT supervise or control any programs run in any branch of the YMCA. By making this information public knowledge it is their belief that the National YMCA will be forced to change its policies. They scoured their area to find doctors, nurses, therapists and equipment. This is the story of a 20-year battle with a cynical, sometimes cruel medical establishment, with a convoluted, influence driven criminal justice system; and with an irresponsible, self-indulgent national and local YMCA. The battle takes over their lives. But the return is immense: their son survives -- more than survives. He participates in life as a gentle, wise, endearing man. Nick's incredible will to live, unceasing spirit and amazing grace under conditions most of us can't even imagine are awesome and inspiring

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9780960569816
Publication Date: 
1999-03-31
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ALFRED DELP SJ PRISON WRITINGS

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Classic reflections on gospel wisdom from a modern martyr show the ongoing relevance of the gospel in an age of idolatrous power and capricious violence.

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9781570755248
Publication Date: 
2004-01-16

ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS

$12.95

Includes selections from Gandhi's writings and speeches which express his thoughts, beliefs, and techniques.

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9780826400031
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1980-02-29
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ALL MY YESTERDAYS

$24.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781852304058
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1993-04-07
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ALL THINGS POSSIBLE

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NFL sensation Kurt Warner tells the incredible story of faith and perseverance that captured the hearts of millions and rocketed him from obscurity to become MVP and Super Bowl champion in 2000.

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9780062517173
Publication Date: 
2000-07-31
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AMAZING GRACE: WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AND THE HEROIC CAMPAIGN TO END SLAVERY

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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

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9780061173882
Publication Date: 
2007-11-12
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AMBITION AND ARROGANCE

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$17.95

Recounts Cardinal William Henry O'Connell's ambitious grasp for power and his arrogant misuse of the trappings of the office. This work offers a view of the affairs in both the Catholic church and the United States.

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9780978785505
Publication Date: 
2007-03-31
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AMERICAS BISHOP

$25.95

Fulton J. Sheen, the leading American Catholic of the twentieth century, became familiar to a generation of Americans as the radiant figure in full bishop's robes who held the nation spellbound during the 1950s on his television show, 'Life Is Worth Living'. The American Catholic Church's most charismatic presence over several decades, Sheen was also its chief evangelist. Among his thousands of converts were celebrities such as Clare Booth Luce and Henry Ford II, and former communists Louis Budenz and Elizabeth Bentley. Reeves discusses these conversions and Sheen's close friendship with J. Edgar Hoover, and details for the first time the struggle between Sheen and his chief rival, Francis Cardinal Spellman, a battle of ecclesiastical titans that led all the way to the Pope and to Sheen's final humiliation and exile. The result of interviews with dozens of Sheen's friends, family members and church colleagues and the unearthing of important new material at the Sheen Archives in Rochester, New York, this is an in depth portrait of this flamboyant churchman and intellectual, and a social history of Catholicism in America during the twentieth century.

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9781893554252
Publication Date: 
2001-09-30
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AMMA

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Published to coincide with her American tour, this is the authorized biography of Ammachi, Mother of Immortal Bliss, the international figure Deepak Chopra calls a living saint. 59 photos.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780688170790
Publication Date: 
2001-06-30
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ANAS STORY

$9.99

Ana s story begins the day she is born with HIV, transmitted from her mother, who dies just a few years later. From then on, Ana's childhood becomes a blur of secrets about her illness, her family, and the abuse she endures. Shuffled from home to home, Ana rarely finds safety or acceptance. But after she falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she embarks on a journey that leads her to new beginnings, new sorrows, and new hope.

Based on her work with UNICEF and inspired by the framework of one girl's life, Jenna Bush tells the story of many children around the world who are excluded from basic care, support, and education. Resources at the back of this book share how you can help children like Ana and protect yourself and others."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780061379093
Publication Date: 
2008-04-21

ANAS STORY

$18.99

Ana's life is a collection of bits and pieces of her past. Infected with HIV at birth, she's unaware of many details of her early childhood and barely remembers her mother. Living with her strict grandmother, she learns how to keep secrets - secrets about her infection and about the abuse she endures at home. But after Ana falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she begins a journey of hope - a journey of protecting herself and others. She is living with HIV, not dying from it.

Jenna Bush tells of Ana's struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse, silence, and illness with passion and eloquence. But this is not just Ana's story. It is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized, neglected, and mistreated.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780061379086
Publication Date: 
2007-09-27
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ANGEL IN THE RUBBLE THE MIRACULOUS RESCUE OF 911'S LAST SURVIVOR

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The Miraculous Gift of a Second Chance
"Am I dead? "
But I was in too much pain to be dead, right? I "put my left hand right up to my face, but I couldn t see even a hint of it. As I lay on my right side, my right arm and leg were pinned underneath me. A huge slab of concrete pressed against my head. Mustering all my strength, I pushed against it. Nothing. With my left hand, I could feel that an immense steel beam encased the rest of my body. "
I was sealed in a coffin of concrete and steel. I "screamed for help, but my voice went nowhere. I was alone. Completely alone." ' For twenty-seven hours, Genelle remained below the surface of Tower One s rubble. During this time, she couldn t help but reflect on the life she d lived and how she d drifted from the faith she once knew. One of her most painful regrets was that she d left her daughter behind in Trinidad while she pursued her dream of singing and dancing in America. As death now seemed certain, she feared where it would take her. And then she remembered witnessing the miraculous recovery of her aunt when she was a child in Trinidad. Maybe . . . just maybe, God had a miracle for her as well.
For hours she prayed, remembering each detail of her walk away from the faith she d known as a child. She begged God to forgive her accepting that she may soon die, but praying for the miracle of life and a chance to live that life with a new purpose and direction.
God answered her prayer by sending an angel to sustain her. Now living in the light, Genelle is making good on the promises she made in the dark while buried in the rubble."

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9781451635201
Publication Date: 
2011-08-01
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ANGELAS ASHES

$14.00

A Pulitzer Prize winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela s Ashes is Frank McCourt s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.
When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.
Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness.
Angela s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780684842677
Publication Date: 
1999-05-24
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ANGELS ON MY SHOULDERS AND MUSES AT MY S

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Harold Wike was born without arms in 1914. Against all advice, his parents kept him and expected him to do everything his brothers did. He learned alternative ways -- usually using his toes. In this book he reflects on his life theologically as well as on his roles as a public person and as a private individual. His denominational work is here, as well as his political work for the passage of the Americans with Disability Act, among many others.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687072842
Publication Date: 
1999-07-31
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ANONYMOUS DISCIPLE

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The Anonymous Disciple is a novel based on real people and real events. It is the story of Fr. Jim Collins, a Jesuit priest, and his journey from spiritual darkness and alcoholic insanity to renewed life, faith and overwhelming joy. He gave hope and strength to many, and his wisdom is still remember and revered by thousands.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781929039029
Publication Date: 
1999-08-31
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APPALLING STRANGENESS OF THE MERCY OF GOD

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This book is the powerful story of an amazing woman, Ruth Pakaluk, who converted to Catholicism at Harvard, married her college sweetheart and joyfully welcomed seven children. She became a renowned pro-life leader and brilliant debater, who was struck with breast cancer and died at the young age of forty-one.

Ruth's inspiring story is told primarily through her humorous, sparkling and insightful letters in which her realistic cheerfulness shines. A biographical overview by her husband fills in important details about her life, and a collection of her talks on abortion, faith and being a Catholic wife and mother conclude the volume.

Ruth Pakaluk exemplified the powerful integrity of someone who lived what she believed. She was steadfastly committed to Christ and to the culture of life, and this commitment was manifested in her consistent affirmation of life in her family, in society and even in the face of her own death. Peter Kreeft, well known Professor of Philosophy and author, described Ruth as the best, most effective and inspiring pro-life speaker he had ever heard. She was such a compelling, articulate pro-life debater that eventually Planned Parenthood spokeswomen refused to spar with her in public.

All Ruth's virtues revealed in this book - her love as a devoted wife and mother, her zeal for the truth, and her faith & hope while battling a terminal illness - offer inspiration and encouragement to anyone striving to put Christian faith into action.

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9781586174514

ARCHBISHOP WORE COMBAT BOOTS

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$24.95

Whether parachuting behind enemy lines...jumping into a Secret Service sedan for a White House meeting with JFK...or navigating the swirling flood waters of a hurricane...New Orleans' Archbishop Philip Hannan knows only one way to operate: totally committed and full speed ahead!

The embodiment of "The Greatest Generation," Archbishop Hannan's intellect, wit, generosity, and work ethic were unparalleled when fighting for what he believed in: the dangers of fascism, the preservation of the Faith, the inherent, if unforeseen, pitfalls in advising politicians on Church doctrine.

Grab a front row seat on this extraordinary man's always fascinating, ever-humbling journey as he makes his mark on the pivotal events of the 20th century--the second World War, the Kennedy presidency, Vatican II, the integration of the South, Hurricane Katrina.

Go behind the scenes as Archbishop Philip Hannan--at age 97, still the quintessential priest and American--details the events, pressures, decisions, and emotions of his one-of-a-kind experiences...proving, once again, the impact that one human being can have on history.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781592766970
Publication Date: 
2010-04-30
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ARE YOU SOMEBODY

$13.00

Nuala O'Faolain attracted a huge amount of critical praise and a wide audience with the literary debut of "Are You Somebody?" Her midlife exploration of life's love, pain, loneliness, and self- discovery won her fans worldwide who write and tell her how her story has changed their lives. There are thousands who have yet to discover this extraordinary memoir of an Irish woman who has stepped away from the traditional roles to define herself and find contentment. They will make this paperback a long-selling classic.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780805056648
Publication Date: 
1999-01-14
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ASSIST ME TO PROCLAIM: THE LIFE AND HYMNS OF CHARLES WESLEY

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Charles Wesley (1707 1788) was the cofounder of Methodism and the author of more than 9,000 hymns and sacred poems, including such favorites as "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," and "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." John Tyson here traces the remarkable life of this influential man from cradle to grave, using rare including previously unpublished hymns, letters, and journal materials. As the younger brother of John Wesley, Charles was a vital partner in the Methodist revival. While often standing in the shadow of his more famous brother, Charles Wesley was arguably the founder of the Oxford Holy Club, and he actually experienced evangelical conversion three days prior to John. In"Assist Me to Proclaim"Tyson explores, among other things, behind-the-scenes questions about the brothers' sometimes-stormy relationship. Notwithstanding all his accomplishments as an evangelist and itinerant preacher, Charles is chiefly remembered for his startling facility at writing hymns that show God at work in almost every instance of life. His remarkable legacy endures around the world, as hundreds of Charles Wesley hymns are still sung in churches everywhere today."Assist Me to Proclaim"draws a picture of a man whose fidelity to both the Church of England and the original vision of Methodism energized his remarkable abilities as a revivalist and hymn writer. Readers also get a glimpse into Wesley's heart and mind through the window of his hymn texts. This is a biography that any student of church history or hymnody will welcome."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802829399
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

$22.00

This biography by Kathleen Powers Erickson, based on van Gogh's personal correspondence, dearly shows van Gogh's pilgrimage of faith, from his early religious training, through his evangelical missionary period, to his struggle with religion and modernity, and finally to the synthesis of the religious and the modern which he achieved in both his life and his work.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802838568
Publication Date: 
1998-07-31

AT GODS PACE: JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI

$9.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780906138274

BABSIE-GO TEACH MY PEOPLE

$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780940535961
Publication Date: 
1998-02-28
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