Bible books – Holy Bibles http://holy-bibles.org/ Tue, 10 May 2022 14:38:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://holy-bibles.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Bible books – Holy Bibles http://holy-bibles.org/ 32 32 Florida has released more details about the rejected math books. The questions still abound. https://holy-bibles.org/florida-has-released-more-details-about-the-rejected-math-books-the-questions-still-abound/ Mon, 09 May 2022 18:31:54 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/florida-has-released-more-details-about-the-rejected-math-books-the-questions-still-abound/ The big story: They are always math textbooks. In response to growing demands for information about why it rejected dozens of math books, the Florida Department of Education released thousands of pages of notes from official reviewers that helped make the decision. The documents showed that the vast majority of reviewers found no fault with […]]]>

The big story: They are always math textbooks.

In response to growing demands for information about why it rejected dozens of math books, the Florida Department of Education released thousands of pages of notes from official reviewers that helped make the decision.

The documents showed that the vast majority of reviewers found no fault with the content. A handful of people who took issue with the material — mostly the language of some word problems, not the actual math — had ties to conservative organizations such as Moms for Liberty and Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Department officials, including new commissioner Manny Diaz Jr., released statements saying “several reviewers” found critical race theory and other prohibited references in the texts. Meanwhile, the ministry has not made more examples available.

Read more about the ongoing math book debate here. For additional stories, see the Orlando Sentinel, Florida Phoenix, New York Times, Washington Post

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Youth behavior: Acting Florida Education Commissioner Jacob Oliva says the state won’t ignore data traditionally collected in the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, despite the activity being withdrawn half-yearly. Florida just wants to do the work itself, Oliva said.

HB 1557: LGBTQ youth in Florida and other states with similar legislation limiting education about gender identity and sexual orientation say they feel targeted and marginalized, USA today reports.

Teacher compensation: A new round of Brevard County teacher contract talks got off to a rocky start due to a dispute over whether the district would pay raises or bonuses, Florida today reports.

Book Challenges: The Brevard County School Board will consider adopting a policy allowing the board to complete book challenges at the neighborhood level rather than having them go through the schools first, Florida today reports.

Political Divisions: Sarasota County School Board member Bridget Ziegler and her husband, County Commissioner Christian Ziegler, sit in the heart of their county. growing political divide which has manifested itself in increasingly heated debates in school districts, Washington Post reports.

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Being a teenage parent is fraught with complications. Polk County School District’s Teen Parenting Program Aims to Help Students working through classes and lifethe register reports.

It’s time for the ball. Alachua County high school students are celebrate without pandemic restrictions for the first time in three years, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Reading is fundamental. An Independent Walton County Bookstore Invited All County Public School Teachers to Pick Up a free book for children or young adults to add to their class libraries, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • The Escambia County School District offers all students four free books to read during the summer and to keep, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

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Ready for recess? Some teachers in Florida and other states have revocation revoked as punishment for misbehavior or other offences, and activists are lobbying to end this practice, Hechinger Report reports.

A Palm Beach County church has not renewed its school lease. Disgruntled parents and students wore “Save Our School” shirts to services over the weekend, WPTV reports.

An Osceola County high school teacher is being investigated for a disputed history class assignment. Students were asked to create their own version of Nazi propagandawhich was later publicly displayed, reports WFTV.

From the police blotter… A Marion County college student services officer has been charged with sexual battery on a minorthe Ocala Star-Banner reports.

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Ready Readers celebrates 1 million pounds with story walks in the St. Louis area | Education https://holy-bibles.org/ready-readers-celebrates-1-million-pounds-with-story-walks-in-the-st-louis-area-education/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/ready-readers-celebrates-1-million-pounds-with-story-walks-in-the-st-louis-area-education/ NEIGHBORS OF BELLEFONTAINE — Children aged 3 and 4 laughed and cried while listening to a book, in the park, during their very first excursion. What they didn’t know was that ‘Cannon’s Crash Course’ was chosen to represent the one million books distributed by Ready Readers over its 25 years as a literacy nonprofit. from […]]]>

NEIGHBORS OF BELLEFONTAINE — Children aged 3 and 4 laughed and cried while listening to a book, in the park, during their very first excursion.

What they didn’t know was that ‘Cannon’s Crash Course’ was chosen to represent the one million books distributed by Ready Readers over its 25 years as a literacy nonprofit. from early childhood. After the class from Baden Christian Child Care Center heard the story of a young boy and his bicycle, they walked along the Maline Greenway to Bella Fontaine County Park where each page of the book is displayed on signposts.

Storybook walks featuring local author Mon Trice’s book and illustrated by local artist Cbabi Bayoc will be on display at two dozen locations across the city and county of St. Louis through May. .

“I love field trips,” said Lisa Scheer, director of the daycare. “We’ve been locked up for so long, you want to get as many as you can.”

Julius B. Anthony read the book to preschoolers as part of Ready Readers’ commemoration of his millionth book given to children in low-income neighborhoods.

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“Typically, these parents don’t have extra income to support their homes with children’s books,” said Anthony, president and founder of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature. “Having these storybook walks in their neighborhood gives them something to do as a family and supports them as readers, seeing literacy in their surroundings.”

Before the pandemic, 400 volunteers visited children in schools and daycare centers each week to read and distribute books. Now, Ready Readers has just 200 volunteers, while the number of school sites has increased to 250.

New volunteers are needed and are being trained before reading in classrooms, said the nonprofit’s executive director, Angela Sears Spittal.

Ready Readers will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free block party on June 4 at Bella Fontaine Park.


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Local authors will sign books at Logos Bookshop in Kent on May 21 https://holy-bibles.org/local-authors-will-sign-books-at-logos-bookshop-in-kent-on-may-21/ Sun, 08 May 2022 09:01:23 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/local-authors-will-sign-books-at-logos-bookshop-in-kent-on-may-21/ When Edie Bowman of Canton wrote her book, “God In Every Moment — Nothing Is Off Limits,” she had no idea that her friend, Deborah Markowitz Solan of Cuyahoga Falls had written a similar book, “Chesed (Mercy) — A Jewish Woman’s Discovery of God’s Mercy. “Your book was absolutely inspiring, encouraging and extremely relevant to […]]]>

When Edie Bowman of Canton wrote her book, “God In Every Moment — Nothing Is Off Limits,” she had no idea that her friend, Deborah Markowitz Solan of Cuyahoga Falls had written a similar book, “Chesed (Mercy) — A Jewish Woman’s Discovery of God’s Mercy.

“Your book was absolutely inspiring, encouraging and extremely relevant to me,” Bowman told Solan. “We have similar ways of thinking spiritually and artistically and your book was so similar to mine.”

When Solan read Bowman’s book, she had the same feelings.

“Edie’s book is an authentic and relatable compilation of entertaining and inspiring stories, poems, quotes and life experiences,” Solan said. “From social issues to faith challenges and successes, ‘God Every Moment’ captures the real-life experiences of an African-American woman who is committed to her faith, her family, and allowing God to shine through her. .”

Bowman and Solan will bring their love for God and people to a dedication event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at Logos Bookstore, 976 W. Main St., Kent.

Edie Bowman will sign her book,

“Edie and I are thrilled to come together as ‘sisters’ in our faith for our book signing,” Solan said. We both believe that the love of God overcomes racial barriers and brings hope in times of uncertainty. We look forward to seeing many friends at the book signing and thank Logos Bookstore for organizing this event.

Bowman holds a degree in communication arts with a concentration in theater from Malone University, where she served as a professional tutor for five years. She is a professional playwright and founder and CEO of the community theater company “Into The Light Productions”. She also holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Barak Christian Life School of Theology. She is also a certified life coach and has been a cosmetologist for 30 years.


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The 3 Best Books to Help You Live a Happier, More Successful Life https://holy-bibles.org/the-3-best-books-to-help-you-live-a-happier-more-successful-life/ Sat, 07 May 2022 13:15:01 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/the-3-best-books-to-help-you-live-a-happier-more-successful-life/ A good book can turn hours into minutes or transport you to another world, but a good book can inspire you to change your life. Chris Baileyauthor and productivity expert, tells CNBC Make It that he’s pored over “countless” productivity books throughout his career to find the titles with the best tips for getting organized […]]]>

A good book can turn hours into minutes or transport you to another world, but a good book can inspire you to change your life.

Chris Baileyauthor and productivity expert, tells CNBC Make It that he’s pored over “countless” productivity books throughout his career to find the titles with the best tips for getting organized and, therefore, , thrive on and off the job.

Below, Bailey shares three books he considers “essential reading.” for anyone interested in becoming more productive and living a happier, more successful life:

“Mindset: the new psychology of success”

By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

In this book, Carol S. Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, explains how to cultivate a “growth mindset” – a way of thinking in which you believe your talents can be developed and failure can be a springboard to success.

“It’s important to have a mindset that you can grow, change, and improve as a human being before investing in productivity,” notes Bailey.

Dweck also makes a compelling case for how our success in personal and professional endeavors can be significantly influenced by how we think about ourselves and our abilities. “It’s a great read that can change your thinking for the better,” adds Bailey.

“Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”

By David Allen

This 2001 classic, which Bailey calls “the bible of productivity,” offers practical advice for organizing your life as well as overcoming feelings of stress, anxiety and overwhelm.

There are chapters on improving your focus, solving difficult projects, cleaning up your inbox and more.

“‘Getting Things Done’ is the first and best productivity book I’ve ever read,” says Bailey. “After reading it, I felt like my mind had been cleared of tasks, commitments and everything else for the first time in a long time – I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”

“The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work”


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Why books are banned | The Christian Century https://holy-bibles.org/why-books-are-banned-the-christian-century/ Fri, 06 May 2022 06:13:26 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/why-books-are-banned-the-christian-century/ (Photo © Andranik Hakobyan/iStock/Getty) Campaigns to remove books from schools and libraries in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years. This book-banning spree has reached such absurd heights that a recent headline read, “Florida rejects 41% of new math textbooks, citing critical race theory among its reasons.” What’s behind this trend? Some progressive […]]]>




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Campaigns to remove books from schools and libraries in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years. This book-banning spree has reached such absurd heights that a recent headline read, “Florida rejects 41% of new math textbooks, citing critical race theory among its reasons.”

What’s behind this trend? Some progressive groups have lobbied to ban books containing racial slurs, such as Kill a mockingbird and Mildred Taylor Rolling thunder, hear my cry. But most book banning efforts are initiated by conservatives. Fueled by rhetoric from elected officials, parents are turning to national groups encouraging them to run for school and library boards with the intention of banning books they deem dangerous – by Art Spiegelman Maus and Toni Morrison Beloved to picture books that celebrate racial diversity or acknowledge the existence of LGBTQ people.

These campaigns are not aimed at strengthening public education but at weakening it. They are part of a larger movement fueled by billionaires, including the DeVos and Walton families, who have long sought to undermine traditional public schools — an ideological project and, for the for-profit corporations that run many charter schools , a lucrative project. The campaigns succeed not because Americans want their children’s education shaped by oligarchs, but because they exploit people’s fear and mistrust. Some parents don’t trust teachers with novels that deal with our country’s history of racism. Others worry that books on inequality will cause their children psychological anguish or undermine their faith in American institutions.


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Sight Magazine – Books: A historical saga with a mystery at its heart https://holy-bibles.org/sight-magazine-books-a-historical-saga-with-a-mystery-at-its-heart/ Wed, 04 May 2022 07:00:52 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/sight-magazine-books-a-historical-saga-with-a-mystery-at-its-heart/ May 04, 2022 JEANNET SEVERS Natasha LesterThe Parisian secret Hachette Australia, Sydney, Australia, 2020ISBN-13: 968-1538717288 “I couldn’t help but think about how this story mimics some of the women of the Bible, especially Sarah, Esther and Ruth, whose lives were strewn with challenges but who were surrounded by women who believed in them, loved them […]]]>

Natasha Lester
The Parisian secret
Hachette Australia, Sydney, Australia, 2020
ISBN-13: 968-1538717288

“I couldn’t help but think about how this story mimics some of the women of the Bible, especially Sarah, Esther and Ruth, whose lives were strewn with challenges but who were surrounded by women who believed in them, loved them and supported them.”

Covering three continents and spanning from World War I to the present day, The Parisian secret tells the story of four generations of women whose intersecting stories demonstrate the strength, loyalty and love women can bring to their friendships with other women.

The novel sweeps through the adventurous lives of many women, traversing timelines and narratives, taking a light look at World War I and the interwar period, before delving into World War II, then pass to the present day.

It focuses on what the reader believes to be the story of one woman, Margaux Jourdan. Where is it? Who is Margaux Jourdan? Is she a woman or a pen name for a group of women? Is she a pilot, a spy, a traitor, a high fashion model – or a grandmother raising her granddaughter in Australia? And why is Margaux Jourdan important? Is it a character that we should like or not?

Listening to the story in audiobook form, I couldn’t help but reflect on how this story mimics some of the women of the Bible, especially Sarah, Esther and Ruth, whose lives have been dotted challenges but who were surrounded by women who believed they loved and supported them.

There are a number of historical threads that run through The Parisian secret.

Through visionaries like Amelia Earhart to women who transported planes during World War II, Lester explores the historical evolution of female pilots with a collegial feminism that pushes the boundaries and boundaries imposed by patriarchy to detail how they make a difference in wartime.

We also discover women who were spies embedded in France as part of the Resistance and who dated Nazi officers, making enormous sacrifices, including their own lives. We learn about women in concentration camps and the atrocities they suffered – especially at Ravensbruck women’s concentration camp, the last camp to be repatriated months after the end of World War II and which was under leadership of Russian soldiers at the time. .

We hear about Christian Dior and the passion he brought to create stories around the costumes he designed, in honor of his sister, Catherine, also known as Ginette, who was a fighter resistance during World War II. And at the end of the novel, we understand why it is an important thread in The Parisian secret.



The author, Natasha Lester, took historical events and rewrote them from the perspective of women. Lester was honest in his research and treatment of real people in his novel. Story threads are revealed slowly, using two of the current characters as historical researchers, with the reader kept in tune with them throughout the novel.

I was listening The Parisian secret at the same time as Russia invaded Ukraine and, hearing the voices of Ukrainian women speaking of their fear of Russian soldiers during those first weeks, imitated the fear experienced by the women of the Ravensbruck concentration camp and the traumas that they tried to leave behind when they rebuilt their lives in the following decades.

It left me with a deep impression that generational trauma is probably an imprint that, as former American tennis player Arthur Ashe wrote in his autobiography long ago, resurfaces as anger in every generation.

At the end of The Parisian secret, I wondered how the long-kept secrets of generational trauma were going to be interpreted by the fifth generation, today’s children in the novel.


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Sorin Books Publishes Sister Macrina’s Spiritual Journals – Arkansas Catholic https://holy-bibles.org/sorin-books-publishes-sister-macrinas-spiritual-journals-arkansas-catholic/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:02:51 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/sorin-books-publishes-sister-macrinas-spiritual-journals-arkansas-catholic/ ‘Open Wide My Heart’ Shows How She Built a Scripture-Based Relationship With God Posted: May 3, 2022 By Maryanne MeyerriecksFort Smith Correspondent Maryanne Meyerriecks Cover of “Open Wide My Heart”, a posthumous collection of Sister Macrina Wiederkehr’s spiritual diaries from 1985-1986. Maryanne Meyerriecks Cover of “Open Wide My Heart”, a posthumous collection of Sister Macrina […]]]>

‘Open Wide My Heart’ Shows How She Built a Scripture-Based Relationship With God

Posted: May 3, 2022

Maryanne Meyerriecks

Cover of “Open Wide My Heart”, a posthumous collection of Sister Macrina Wiederkehr’s spiritual diaries from 1985-1986.

“Open Wide My Heart”, a posthumous collection of Sister Macrina Wiederkehr’s spiritual diaries from 1985-1986, was published by Sorin Books to coincide with the second anniversary of her death on April 24.

Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, a well-known author and friend, edited the journals.

Sisters Joyce and Macrina met while graduate students in religious education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston in the 1970s. Over five summers of college, they bonded over their love of God and their desire to spread his love through writing.

Their friendship lasted over 45 years, as both became noted spiritual writers and retreat leaders. In 2005 they collaborated on an award-winning book, “The Circle of Life”, linking the seasons of the soul with the seasons of life.

“So many ideas and ideas sprang from her creative mind. She could reach out and see the spirituality in everything.”

“Macrina’s first book, ‘Seasons of Your Heart,’ grew out of her graduation thesis,” Sister Joyce told Arkansas Catholic. “Writing didn’t come easily to him. She could be distracted, but once seated and calmed down, she could concentrate. So many ideas and ideas sprang from his creative mind. She could reach out and see the spirituality in everything.

When Sister Macrina was diagnosed with brain cancer, Sister Joyce drove from Des Moines to St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith to be with her as she surrendered her life to God. Part of letting go was offering her spiritual journals to her nieces and friends.

“These journals show Macrina’s spiritual growth in her thirties, how she built an intimate relationship with God centered on the scriptures and found God in everyday life,” Sister Joyce said.

Each journal entry is a written record of the day’s Lectio Divina, or holy reading. In Lectio, the reader finds a particular word or phrase in a biblical passage, meditating on it slowly to experience the presence of God. In “Open Wide My Heart,” Sister Macrina revisits common themes in her life, looking at them through the lens of different passages, gaining insights that have comforted her and allowed her to grow.

Readers who have sought wisdom in his books and retreats will find a traveling companion rather than a teacher. Everyone has faced issues like her: a yearning to see the face of God, difficulty surrendering their will to Jesus, dissatisfaction with their imperfections, and a determination to live in the moment.

When her mind is scattered, Sister Macrina finds the pattern of monastic life and regular spiritual practice her compass.

“We do not need to have complete peace and resonance of mind and heart to be touched by grace. … In the mess and daily attempts to be faithful, grace abounds,” writes Sister Joyce in the foreword.

“I don’t think she (Macrina) ever wanted her journals published,” Sister Joyce said.

At the end of her life, she placed no conditions on the gifts she gave to her friends. There is an intimacy in his words addressed only to God that differs from the words addressed to a wider audience.

“Nothing Macrina wrote surprised me in any way,” said Beth Fritsch of Cincinnati, a close friend who received several years from her diaries. “She traveled like us and showed us the fruit of her prayer. I consider Macrine to be a mystic, totally devoted to her spiritual life. I was amazed at her dedication and commitment to exploring her own relationship with God.

On July 28, the day that would have been Sister Macrine’s 82nd birthday, the Benedictine Sisters will celebrate her funeral and bury her ashes in the monastery cemetery. It will be a sad but necessary farewell, delayed by COVID concerns. “Open Wide My Heart” follows a 2021 book of memories published by Sister Macrina’s friends.

In a diary entry from July 1985, Sister Macrina wrote, “I pray for the grace to live each day as a message from Christ—to live as one sent daily into the world to be Christ.

“Open Wide My Heart” is available at the St. Scholastica Monastery Gift Shop, Amazon, and other online bookstores.


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President Zelensky says Australia will be written in Ukraine’s history books for helping them fight Russia https://holy-bibles.org/president-zelensky-says-australia-will-be-written-in-ukraines-history-books-for-helping-them-fight-russia/ Mon, 02 May 2022 06:02:41 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/president-zelensky-says-australia-will-be-written-in-ukraines-history-books-for-helping-them-fight-russia/ Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent a special message to Australia and its people from his top-secret bunker in his war-torn country. The Ukrainian President was interviewed on 60 minutes and Zelenskyy graciously invited the team into “his secret inner sanctum to explain the horror spectacle” that is the Russian invasion. A very stoic Zelenskyy also took the […]]]>

Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent a special message to Australia and its people from his top-secret bunker in his war-torn country.

The Ukrainian President was interviewed on 60 minutes and Zelenskyy graciously invited the team into “his secret inner sanctum to explain the horror spectacle” that is the Russian invasion.

A very stoic Zelenskyy also took the opportunity to thank from the bottom of his heart the support received from Down Under.

“I have to be very grateful to the Aussies,” Zelenskyy said. “You have already helped us and that’s true but we need more, that’s also true.

“I’m sorry. I’m the president of a country at war, a country at war.

“With friends like you, such respectful friends, maybe my English is not good, I’m sorry dear Australians, I’m really sorry, but I think you understand my feelings, that’s the main thing.

“Ukraine will always remember this. It will be written in our historical books about your help, thank you very much.”

He refused to leave his city – or his country – when under attack.

“Our military is here, our citizens and society are here,” he said in a social media video on Feb. 25.

“We’re all here to defend our independence, our state, and that’s how it’s going to be.

“Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the heroes.”

Since late February, Ukraine has seen atrocities that have angered Zelensky and the rest of the world.

One of the most notable acts of Russian barbarism was what soldiers left behind in Bucha, a town 45 minutes from the capital, where Russian forces massacred civilians and left them in pits municipalities.

In the 60 minutes report, journalist Tom Steinfort asked Zelenskyy what he thought of Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian people.

“What you saw in Bucha clearly touched you. Do you have any doubts that Russian forces, under the orders of President Putin, are committing war crimes against your people?” Steinfort asked.

Zelenskyy replied, “Well, I felt pain. I felt, uh, anger. I felt, a desire for revenge. And then after that came a lack of understanding, how could you do something to people, to humanity? How could you torture so many people?

“Look, I’m not afraid to show some kind of weakness. You can lose your humanity and I don’t want to lose it.

“Getting used to a war is the worst possible habit.”

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In difficult times, books and stories can provide connection – The Durango Herald https://holy-bibles.org/in-difficult-times-books-and-stories-can-provide-connection-the-durango-herald/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 03:25:26 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/in-difficult-times-books-and-stories-can-provide-connection-the-durango-herald/ I don’t know about you, but so far 2022 hasn’t been the fresh start I was hoping for. My year started with an episode of COVID-19 and a canceled mini-vacation. I lost my mother after a long illness (I can hardly write these words.) My car was stolen, but then recovered. My friends and family […]]]>

I don’t know about you, but so far 2022 hasn’t been the fresh start I was hoping for. My year started with an episode of COVID-19 and a canceled mini-vacation. I lost my mother after a long illness (I can hardly write these words.) My car was stolen, but then recovered. My friends and family are dealing with loss and health issues. There is war in Ukraine, grief everywhere and we still have climate change, inequality, poverty and a seemingly endless pandemic.

How are we supposed to deal with all of this? It sounds like a jocular question, but I’m serious. How can we accept these great feelings of grief, despair and anxiety, but not submit to them? How to find meaning? A motivation? Community? Hope?

I imagine that there are as many answers to this question as there are people. Clearly, pain, loneliness, loss and struggle are an integral part of the human condition along with joy, love, beauty and communion. Since childhood, books and stories have helped me face life’s greatest challenges. Reading the words of people who have traveled these difficult roads before me gives me a compass when my map is washed away.

Sometimes the books are overtly spiritual, philosophical, or come from self-help shelves. At other times, novels or even poetry connect me to my truths. Sometimes the books are heavy and intense, but often they’re superficial or fun, providing a welcome distraction from my daily life. In the same way that a friend can sometimes share words of comfort or enlightenment, the right book at the right time can be just what I need.

Pema Chodron’s book “Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World” taught me to keep my eyes peeled for the grace, humor, kindness, and love that accompanies my loss. Her observation that growth and transformation occur during times of pain resonates with me. Mary Oliver’s poetry and the Old Testament Psalms remind me to be still and connect with my spirit through stillness, nature, and rest.

I also came across some great audiobooks as a distraction recently. I really liked “Mary Jane” by Jessica Anya Blau and “The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey. Using the Libby app on my phone gave me easy access to these books wherever I was in the world, both literally and figuratively.

I am fortunate to work in an environment where clients talk about the books or movies that currently entertain, enlighten or inform them. These discussions sometimes lead to fascinating conversations and can connect us with others facing similar difficulties.

In this world of division and suffering, our response to books and stories can be a great connector. We can truly walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and assess our own stories through a different lens. “Connecting people to possibilities” is our library’s mission, but it’s equally important to connect us to ourselves and each other.

Brenda Marshall is director of the Pine River Library.


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Check the must books to pass the civil service exam and become a UPSC topper at the earliest https://holy-bibles.org/check-the-must-books-to-pass-the-civil-service-exam-and-become-a-upsc-topper-at-the-earliest/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:14:26 +0000 https://holy-bibles.org/check-the-must-books-to-pass-the-civil-service-exam-and-become-a-upsc-topper-at-the-earliest/ Preliminaries for the UPSC Civil Service Exam would be held on June 5, 2022. Check the most essential books for candidates to read to get selected into the Civil Service or become a UPSC Topper. UPSC Civil Service Examination is not called the toughest exam because of its three-tiered nature, but because of the mammoth-sized […]]]>

Preliminaries for the UPSC Civil Service Exam would be held on June 5, 2022. Check the most essential books for candidates to read to get selected into the Civil Service or become a UPSC Topper.

UPSC Civil Service Examination is not called the toughest exam because of its three-tiered nature, but because of the mammoth-sized syllabus and the process one goes through to pass it. To cover the curriculum requires resources, and the best resources are books.

These days it has been observed that aspirants are directed towards online courses but we would like to reiterate the importance of books and essentials in the article below.

UPSC IAS 2022: Go-To Books CSE

Aspirants who wish to stand for the civil service competition must follow a certain diet that can benefit them. As suggested by various experts, nothing can beat NCERTs. If you want to start your UPSC preparation, you should start with NCERT books from 6th to 12th grade.

NCERT Books provide a basis for review. It is well known that the UPSC asks questions based on the CBSE board in GS documents. What’s better than NCERT books for any CBSE student? Additionally, students should note that NCERT books help build interest and can be followed for light reading.

In case the aspirants have less time than others, try to complete at least the NCERT books of the classes 9-12.

Another book that has gained popularity is the Tamil Nadu Board books for art and culture. Medieval history can be prepared easily using these books. Anyone preparing for the UPSC exam must know the importance of medieval history over the past 10 years. There has been a great increase in the number of questions in this part of the syllabus and the data is available in the Tamil Nadu council books for classes 11th and 12th.

The next topic that interests the majority of candidates for Indian politics. The reference book for Indian politics is Mr. Laxmikanth Indian politics. Trust us when we say there is no word you can leave unread in this book. It is like the Indian Politics Bible and it is the most popular book among all the candidates.

The next book is for the story. Three history books should be within everyone’s reach and these are RS Sharma for the former the story, Bipin Chandra for Modern Indian History and Medieval History by Satish Chandra. The three books are sufficient for UPSC Prelims and Mains. However, in the main exam, one would also have to study world history, for which the book of Norman Lowe, nominated Mastering Modern World History may be of importance.

For geography, you have to study physical, political and human geography in DR Kulhar or by Majid Husain. Geography NCERTs should not be skipped at all costs. Apart from that, always refer to the Atlas.

For environmental sciences, environment and ecology can be referred to as R.Rajagopalan or by Majid Husain. These books are enough for candidates to sit for both the UPSC CSE Preliminary and Main Examinations.

For the Indian economy, one can read the book Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. This book contains everything you need to know about the Indian economy and answers all questions based on this subject.

The news must be prepared from newspapers and numerous magazines made available to candidates on the market. Students must at no cost compromise on current affairs. 50% of your UPSC CSE Prelims and Mains is based on current events. The best way to prepare them is to use newspapers. To check the best newspapers to follow CLICK HERE.


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