From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp,but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man. Beaten, raped and abused, Maryam found joy in the birth of a baby son. But then her brutal husband stole him away far beyond his mother's reach. For many long years she searched for her lost son, while civil war and Taliban oppression raged back home in Afghanistan. Set against a landscape littered with tragic tales of horrific suffering, Jean Sasson, author of Princess, chronicles the story of one resolute but tormented woman determined to achieve freedom and equality with men.
Anita Tyrell was born in Detroit, Michigan. Was raised in Warren, Michigan. Her high school year book said she would be an Author one day. She married in 1966 and her husband career moved them to Ohio. There she raised three children. Supported her husband coaching career. Now being retired is her time to shine the Lord has given her a reason to write and she hopes that others will benefit from her story.
Born in Montpelier in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica, during the 1920s, Roland ‘Ron’ Riggan married Lize Patterson and started a family. He joined the exodus of young men going to Britain from the island during the 1950s and drifted into boozing and women. When he fathered a child with an English woman Lize decided that their life would not be thrown away so easily. She raised the passage for their oldest child, Bibs, to travel to Britain in the hope that she would find work and assist Ron to bring over the remaining children. The teenager soon found a husband and fell pregnant. Lize resorted to reach England herself without the prior knowledge of Ron. She then set about working to bring the remaining children to Britain. When Ken had a change of heart and decided to remain on the island in the ministry of the church each of the other children refused to rejoin their parents. Lize fell pregnant at age 40. Upon receiving news that teenage daughter Erva was drifting out of the control, she defied the advice of doctors to travel home by ship. She then resorted to bring Erva back home. Ron returned home to his family but after only a few months, returned to Britain alone and remained apart from his wife for the next thirteen years. The relationship was reconciled when Lize returned to Britain and persuaded Ron to return with her to the island for their retirement. Third oldest child, Vandley, was lost to the family in North Carolina, USA. Her family has continued to live closely in the ethos of care and support.
This is the story of an ordinary woman whose grief - and love - for her only son compelled her to do something extraordinary. When Margaret Davis's beloved son Steven was murdered by his own wife, a Philippino former prostitute, she travelled across continents to track down her son's killers and bring them to justice, and to rescue her grandchildren. Based on Margaret's own diaries, notes and emails, this tells not only the awful but utterly compelling story of her perilous journey, but also of how she has dealt with her crippling grief, and how she has striven to save and protect two small children caught up in the violent crossfire of their parents' failing marriage. It is a tale of two cultures that clashed, with terrible results. And it is a tale of how one mother, faced with her worst nightmare, has fought for justice for her son and some kind of healing for herself and the others left behind after his appalling death.
This is the true story of a 23 year old U.s. Navy sailor who was murdered on a NAVY SHIP and the Navy felt it was better to throw away this life rather than conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of this young man life.; This book was written in memory of myh son Michael John Lockwood, I.C.2, USN deceased.
This is the story of Harvey Weisenberg--a lifeguard, teacher, policeman, and eventually a New York politician, who quietly made a difference in the lives of millions of children and adults with special needs. In the summer of 1965, Harvey, a lifelong resident of Long Beach, New York, met two people who would make a profound impact on his life: Ellen Laufer and her seven-year-old son, Ricky, who had been born with cerebral palsy and was severely disabled. That day at the Coral Reef Beach Club in Lido Beach, where Harvey worked as a lifeguard, was the beginning of a love story that continues to this day. Not only did Harvey fall in love with Ellen, he also fell in love with Ricky, who introduced him to the challenges of both children with special needs and their families. Through this relationship, Harvey found his life's mission. For the Love of a Child tells the story of the people who inspired Harvey early on, as well as the City of Long Beach, which greatly influenced his life in public service. He held office for thirty-eight years, thirteen as a council member in Long Beach and twenty-five in Albany as a state assemblyman. During this time, he worked with--and in some cases, bumped heads with--five New York governors. As a legislator, Harvey's priorities were always for the people, not political agendas, as his story shows. Harvey knows first hand that children with special needs are filled with unconditional love. God gave him an angel in Ricky, a saint in Ellen, and, thanks to both, a mission that allowed him to spend his life making sure that children like Ricky and their families are given the best quality of life. Through his story, Harvey shares the important work he did, the challenges he met, and the life-changing experiences he has had along the way.
Psychologische Studien haben bestätigt, was die Bibel bereits seit Jahrhunderten sagt: Kinder brauchen die Liebe ihrer Eltern (Titus 2,4) und Eltern sollten den ihnen gebührenden Respekt ihrer Kinder erfahren (2. Mose 20,12). Basierend auf den Aussagen der Bibel zum Thema "Erziehung" gelingt es dem Autor, gesunde Familienstrukturen zu schaffen. Eggerichs beschreibt unter anderem, dass Liebe und Respekt grundlegende Bedürfnisse innerhalb einer Familie sind. Er erklärt, wie Eltern als Team zusammenarbeiten und wie sie entsprechend Gottes Vorstellungen liebevolle Eltern sein können - ungeachtet der jeweiligen Reaktion ihres Kindes. Ein äußerst praktischer Ratgeber, der Familien stark macht.
The Lost Boy is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called 'It'. The Lost Boy is Pelzer's story - a moving sequel and inspirational read for all.
Auf einer ihrer zahlreichen Reisen nach Afghanistan, dem Land unter dem Hindukusch, begegnet die Dokumentarfilmerin Siba Shakib in einem Flüchtlingslager Shirin-Gol. Sie ist spontan gefesselt von der Kraft und Ausstrahlung dieser Frau, die ihr ihr Leben erzählt - ein Leben, das exemplarisch ist für das Schicksal Tausender afghanischer Frauen. Als Shirin-Gol in einem abgelegenen Bergdorf Afghanistans geboren wird, scheint der Gleichklang ihrer Welt, eingebettet in jahrhundertealte Traditionen, ungestört. Die "Süße Blume", so die Bedeutung ihres Namens, wächst auf in Armut, Korangläubigkeit und Enge des islamischen Frauenbildes. Doch dann marschieren die Russen in Afghanistan ein, und Shirin-Gols Vater und ihre Brüder ziehen sich in die Berge zurück, um Widerstand zu leisten. Ihre Schwestern aber legen den Schleier ab und verführen russische Soldaten, aber nur, um sie zu ermorden. Verstört kehren sie zurück aus einer Welt, die Shirin-Gol nicht begreift. Aber dann fliehen die Frauen nach Kabul. Hier entdeckt Shirin-Gol eine Freiheit, deren Zauber sie nie mehr vergessen wird und aus der sie die innere Stärke für alles Kommende bezieht - für den Mann, dem sie vom Bruder als Ausgleich für Spielschulden zur Frau gegeben wird, für Verfolgung, Vergewaltigung und Flucht vor dem Taleban-Regime. Immer wieder sucht sie für ihre Familie einen Ort, der ein bisschen Geborgenheit, ein bisschen Wärme und einen Schimmer vom Glück, das Leben heißt, verspricht.
Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.
The harrowing and yet heart-warming true story of a girl determined not to give up on life or the hope of finding her son
Discover a son’s true beauty and how he impacted others, and also how this young man succumbed to the powers of addiction, losing his life to an unexpected drug overdose. The story does not end there; experience how heaven invaded a situation that could have left everyone hopeless. It was here that the love and grace of God began to shine through with a penetrating light. As in his two other books, Into Solitary Places—One Father’s Journey of Faith Through His Son’s Struggle with Psychotic Mental Illness and True Mind—How Truth Can Change What You Believe and How You Live, Tom Steward has written another revealing account of how life’s struggles do not have to defeat us or define us. We see once again how there is a way to transcend any human experience and emerge as victors. See how our affliction is eclipsed by glory, the eternal weight of glory that is far beyond comprehension. Tom’s ability to capture human experience, from the painful to the glorious, draws the reader into the many and varied experiences of life. He is not bashful to assert that God is always involved, no matter the circumstance, and that there is always a redemptive conclusion, although it may be difficult to see. This book will arouse the power of hope in you as you gain the courage to carry on, regardless of life’s challenges.
Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.
Flamy Lawword was born in Russia in 1961. Her gift of clairvoyance, which appeared in her early years, she has developed all her life and has achieved great success. She can easily see the past of people, of countries and of mankind as a whole. In this book, she has described the distant past of the now legendary people of Atlantis. Atlantis existed about one million years ago on lands associated with the territory of present day North America and which are now submerged deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Flamy Lawword has herein described, in an artistic form, the real life of the people of Atlantis at the end of its existence. She provides details to the reader regarding the disaster experienced by these people because of their incorrect way of life. Flamy Lawword, in contrast to the legends, describes the real history of lost Atlantis. On the basis of this book the reader can compare the lives of the perished people of Atlantis with his/her own life and make the vital choice: move ones soul upwards to God, or allow it to descend into Hell.