Author: Christa Black
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Whenever Christa Black looked in the mirror, she was waging a war with herself. Her hatred of her face and body drove her, as a young woman, into frantic overachievement, addiction, and an eating disorder that landed her in rehab. A preacher's kid, she'd grown up imagining God as a "thou shalt not" tyrant. It was only when she miraculously discovered God's unconditional love for her--physical imperfections, moral failings, and all--that she finally began to accept herself. As she tells her story, Christa shares the tools she uses to combat the self-rejection that harms so many people's lives. In this raw testimony, Christa Black takes women on a step-by-step journey of faith and positive belief to reveal that if God loves ugly, then we can too.
Author: Jamie J. Stilson
Publisher: Harmon Press
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Christian life
Discovering The Power of Ugly will cost you your pride. You will learn to take off your religious masks and stand naked before God. Ugly will liberate you from a false spirituality which pretends that being spiritual means that you stop being a real, flawed human being. Ugly is a celebration of the beauty of God's grace reflected through our weaknesses, not our strengths.
"A necessary read for every researcher, historian, scholar and hip-hop fan that seeks to better understand independent hip-hop and aspires to rebel and utilize hip-hop as a tool of resistance." -DJ Kuttin Kandi, DJ, Artist, Organizer, and Activist "Christopher Vito has written an informative and compelling book on independent hip hop that examines how complexities of race, gender, class and sexuality are confronted within the genre. This book illuminates a subculture that is rarely explored, shining a light on independent hip-hop's power to counter mainstream ideology." -Ninochka McTaggart, PhD, Senior Researcher, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, USA Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, this book uncovers the historical trajectory of U.S. independent hip-hop in the post-golden era, seeking to understand its complex relationship to mainstream hip-hop culture and U.S. culture more generally. Christopher Vito analyzes the lyrics of indie hip-hop albums from 2000-2013 to uncover the dominant ideologies of independent artists regarding race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and social change. These analyses inform interviews with members of the indie hip-hop community to explore the meanings that they associate with the culture today, how technological and media changes impact the boundaries between independent and major, and whether and how this shapes their engagement with oppositional consciousness. Ultimately, this book aims to understand the complex and contradictory cultural politics of independent hip-hop in the contemporary age.
God Loves High Heels. The Triumphant Spirit of Women Vs. The Crimes And Restraints Of Religious Government. Constitutional Equal Rights For American Women, When, Mr. Christian? Ever ask yourself, "Golly, how did the Western World become so monstrously sexist?" Well, God Loves High Heels asked that very question. Now, God Loves High Heels presents: Answers!
Author: Mona M. Hanna
Publisher: Mona Hanna
Release Date: 2012-06-17
God understands your pain. We go through so much difficulty in our lives - stress because of work, anguish from our relationships, negativity from our self-hatred and judgment. We wonder how we'll ever cope. God promises love and healing in all our circumstances. God sees every single thing that happens to us - our every worry and concern - and is right by our side in what we go through. There's no situation that God can't manage. He'll help us when we're distressed. He'll help us when we're not coping. He'll help us when we can't help ourselves. God's Promises of Love contains 30 Christian devotions, focusing on God's help when we're hurting. It's the follow up to Mona's successful first devotional, The Nature of God. Continue your journey on the path to discover God's true love and acceptance. devotional, devotionals, Christian life, Christianity
Author: Adrienne L. Miller
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Adrienne L. Miller is a devout Christian who loves the Lord. Though her relationships, her environments, and her life experiences, often conflicts with her spiritual upbringing and her wanting to live her life for Christ, she still manages to maintain her Christian walk with God. After God delivered her from the many dangers, toils, and snares of the enemy, God put it on her heart to share with the world the reason for the hope that lies within her through her testimonial book, 'Misery Loves Company, but God Loves Us More." By sharing her testimony with others, Adrienne wants people to know that it doesn't matter what you've been, or are going through, God is able to keep those who are committed unto Him. This is Adrienne's debut book and prayerfully the beginning of many more to come. Adrienne's been working in the field of Education for over 25 years and has acquired many teaching styles and techniques from hands on educational work experiences. She has an AAS degree in Computer Science and is thirty credit hours away from her B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Under the tutorledge of her pastor and first lady, Adrienne gains knowledge from regularly studying and receiving spiritual training of the bible and applying its principles to her own existence. Adrienne L. M. A. Miller is a native Chicagoan who currently resides in Sauk Village, IL, with her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and occasionally her step grandson. She's the middle child of a family of fifteen. She's currently working as a Teacher's Assistant in a suburban public school district. If God is willing, she's looking forward to retiring from the work force in the near future and focusing more on working to help build God's kingdom.
Author: Mary Monroe
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2009-07-01
New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's heart-stopping tale about a woman who's suffered too much to give up on herself, even if everyone else has. . . Growing up, Annette Goode thought all men were as low-down as the father who abandoned her, including the boarder who abused her for years and the men she slept with to earn the money she needed to run away from her life. Now, after decades of heartache and severing ties with her dangerously unstable friend Rhoda, Annette's real life has started to take shape. . . But her dark past won't let her go. When an old secret scares away her fiancé, Annette settles with Pee Wee Davis, her on-again, off-again sweetheart since childhood. Then her ex-friend Rhoda suddenly walks back into her life, forcing Annette to decide what she should believe--and what she can forgive--as she tries to salvage the one relationship she just can't seem to let go. . . Praise for Mary Monroe "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston." --Publishers Weekly "Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town." --Rapport
Author: Mary Monroe
Release Date: 2006-12-01
New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe sweeps readers back to the streets, porches, and parlors of civil rights-era Ohio to bring to life the first steps of an enduring friendship between two girls from opposite sides of the track. . . Annette Goode is a shy, awkward, overweight child with a terrible secret. Frightened and ashamed, Annette withdraws into a world of books and food. But the summer Annette turns thirteen, something incredible happens: Rhoda Nelson chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, generous Rhoda, who is everything Annette is not--gorgeous, slim, and worldly--welcomes Annette into the heart of her eccentric family, which includes her handsome and dignified father;her lovely, fragile "Muh'Dear;" her brooding, dangerous brother Jock;and her colorful white relatives--half-crazy Uncle Johnny, sultry Aunt Lola, and scary, surly Granny Goose. With Rhoda's help, Annette survives adolescence and blossoms as a woman. But when her beautiful best friend makes a stunning confession about a horrific childhood crime, Annette's world will never be the same. "A coming-of-age journey depicted with wit, poignancy and bite." --Publishers Weekly