Author: Richard David Precht
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-04-21
There are many books about philosophy, but Who Am I? And If So How Many? is different from the rest. Never before has anyone introduced readers so expertly and, at the same time, so light-heartedly and elegantly to the big philosophical questions. Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, history, and even pop culture, Richard David Precht deftly elucidates the questions at the heart of human existence: What is truth? Does life have meaning? Why should I be good? and presents them in concise, witty, and engaging prose. The result is an exhilarating journey through the history of philosophy and a lucid introduction to current research on the brain. Who Am I? And If So, How Many? is a wonderfully accessible introduction to philosophy. The book is a kaleidoscope of philosophical problems, anecdotal information, neurological and biological science, and psychological research. The books is divided into three parts: 1) What Can I Know? focuses on the brain and the nature and scope of human knowledge, starting with questions posed by Kant, Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, and others. 2) What Should I Do? deals with human morals and ethics, using neurological and sociological research to explain why we empathize with others and are compelled to act morally. Discusses the morality of euthanasia, abortion, cloning, and other controversial topics. 3) What Can I Hope For? centers around the most important questions in life: What is happiness and why do we fall in love? Is there a God and how can we prove God's existence? What is freedom? What is the purpose of life?
Author: Richard David Precht
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Release Date: 2011-08-23
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER TRANSLATED INTO 23 LANGUAGES, WITH MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD What is truth? What is love? Does life have meaning? Bestselling author Richard David Precht, “the Mick Jagger of the nonfiction book” (Tagesanzeiger Zürich), has traveled the globe searching for answers—and his odyssey has become one of the most talked-about books around the world. Combining classic philosophy and cutting-edge neuroscience, Precht guides readers through the thickest jungles of academic discourse with the greatest of ease, taking on subjects as challenging and divisive as abortion, cloning, the eating of animals, euthanasia, the ethics of reproductive science, and the very future of humanity. Who knows? By the end of this wildly entertaining journey, you just might be able to answer, Who Am I? From the Trade Paperback edition.
We see; we hear; we make use of many common things throughout our lives but do we ever really see those things? Do we ever really acknowledge or pay attention to our surroundings? This book is intended to accentuate those things that we see and use on an everyday basis; basic things that, if they could speak, would be attempting to explain to us who and what they are. How easily would we be able to recognize them while reading that particular objects descriptive review? These are not abstract objects; they are part of our everyday lives, and your challenge, while reading what these things have to say, is to ascertain who or what is communicating with you, if posible, before reaching the final descriptive paragraph. So, turn the pages and tell me Who Am I ?
Who am I and Many facets of Hindu Religion is a complete knowledge book on our Hindu Religion, which is in fact, Sanatan or Eternal Religion. It has been elucidated with the help of the attention paid on its very important cores. The answers provided in Who am I and Many facets of Hindu Religion will generate new questions in the mind of the reader, which is the best process of knowing and learning, and has been the hidden aim of the author. He has advocated 'Search Within' by showing the 'Hidden Meaning' behind 'Religion and God' and 'Symbols and Events'. The author of Who am I and Many facets of Hindu Religion, in the vein and words of the Scriptures has commented, "There are countless scriptures, and endless knowledge, but there is very little time, and lots of difficulties or distractions, therefore acquire only the essence." There is that essence in it.
Author: Lakshmi Das
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This book is about the author's life from childhood up to adult--how he has been treated by his own brothers and how he repaid them. This included torture, neglect, and not being allowed to achieve some things he may have been good for. Also on how he was stopped to learn what he really wanted to do on his young age. He had to run away from home because he felt he did not belong there, not as family member or a relative. He felt more like a stay-at-home servant, and servants do not have a future. For that reason, he had to do what he did. He never wanted to be famous or never wanted to be rich, just to be happy and to love someone and be loved.
Author: Arda Golden Eagle Woman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2004-08-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Life is a never-ending story, weaving in and out of lifetimes on its way to Enlightenment. Arda Golden Eagle Woman is an old soul. This is her story of her journey on Planet Earth. She now recognizes that this lifetime was the catalyst, catapulting her back into past life scenarios. Upon revisiting those core issues of her past pain, suffering, and death, she was able to remove all judgment, replacing it with thankfulness and unconditional love for their lessons. This enabled her to heal her mental, emotional, and physical bodies, raising her vibration out of Illusion’s lower vibrations, and harm’s way. Within these pages are many words of wisdom, channeled to her by The Masters, Angels, and her Higher Soul Self, MeAmba. These beautiful messages have greatly assisted her in achieving her high sense of awareness, responsibility, and unconditional love. Look for them, and you may also find your own answers to The Cosmic Joke as you unravel the mysteries of life. When asked how long it took to write this book, she laughingly replies, “all of my 835 lifetimes, along with buckets of tears.” She wishes you an exciting and enlightening journey.
Author: John D. McCray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Brent Edward Miles is a thirty-two year old confused male who is trying to discover his true identity. Brent transitions from Augusta, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York, to work in a new position for a striving company. He meets two people in his life, Michael Davis and Renee Jones, whom he takes an interest in, along with people who he thought he could trust. Can Brent look deep in his heart to see what God is showing him or will he continue to see what he wants to see and continue down the same road to destruction, and lose focus of the real reason why he moved to New York in the first place.
At a young age, Nyah wakes up alone in the woods with no memory. As she goes through life, it takes her in many directions. She goes from living with a homeless woman in the woods to staying with different foster parents. Along with all the changes that life brings to her, Nyah comes to learns that she is different from other people, and who she really is starts to be revealed. Will Nyah be willing to accept the truth of who she really is—a truth that could lead her to her family?
Author: James L Ramsey
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Family & Relationships
The "Who Am I Now That I Am Alone?" program began after my divorce. I gathered others who had experienced divorce into a group to explore our situation and how we could move forward with our lives. This group became one of the first in the country to help people going through divorce, remember in the 70's there still was not a great deal of acceptance of divorce in the culture. Hundreds of people have experienced the program that was developed after the first group and have found it very helpful. Over the years people have asked to read the book, but it was a group process guide and not a narrative. This book translates most of the program's material, which was designed for group interaction, into a format that will allow those who have experienced loss through divorce or death to benefit from the program on their own. Chapters 1-3 concern communication, including communicating and understanding feelings. We can only develop meaningful relationships through effective communication. These chapters also work on improving both interpersonal communication skills and your internal (self-talk) communication. Chapters 4-6 focus on understanding the importance of personal relationships in our lives, guiding readers to move out and expand and deepen supportive relationships. These are important skills for enriching the quality of anyone's life. Finally, Chapters 7-8 are designed to help readers develop a more positive personal identity. Many people come out of a divorce or the loss of a relationship feeling like a failure and somewhat worthless. These chapters reintroduce readers to their authentic selves. Your authentic self has so many good qualities which, when recognized and affirmed, will offset the feelings of guilt and failure. This change in perspective will bring the motivation to leave the past behind and build a new and exciting life. CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1 Some Understandings about Divorce Chapter 2 How to Effectively Communicate Your Feelings Chapter 3 Understanding Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Communications Chapter 4 The Continuing Question: Who Am I Now That I Am Alone? Chapter 5 Expanding Friendships for Balance in Life Chapter 6 The Need for Community Chapter 7 Getting in Touch with Your Successes Chapter 8 Taking the New You into the World About the Author - James Ramsey's career has been divided into three very interesting segments. The first part of his career he served as a United Methodist Minister in Southern California, where he served three churches. The second part as a corporate trainer working for organizations like Northrop Aircraft, Fluor Corporation and the Orange County Transit District, and the last segment as a human resources director where he completed his full time work at Family Solutions an organization that worked with at risk children. Jim has also taught speech communications at several community colleges. Currently he is an independent human resource consultant for a nonprofit and also works part time in a local library. He has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and Master of Divinity degree. During the 1970's while going through a divorce he gathered a group of people who were also going through divorce for weekly sessions and these sessions later were refined and became his divorce recovery program "Who Am I Now That I Am Alone?" This program has been delivered to hundreds of people over the years. Jim, with the assistance of other professionals, also conducted training programs to develop more leaders to deliver the program. Keywords: Divorce Recovery, Self Help, Divorce, Widowed, Divorce Program
I wrote about my own story from the time I was born until the present. I decided to write my book a long time ago, especially if I learned who my natural parents were. Even though I haven't found my natural parents, I chose to write about my adventures in searching and about my adopted parents who eventually wanted nothing to do with me. That is waht my book is about. The only problem that I had with my story is that there is no resolution to my search. I hired Omni Trace in Delray Beach, Florida three or four years ago, and they can't find the name of my natural parents, let alone my adopted mother, even though I gave them her surname. I hope that my not being able to find my natural parents isn't a detriment to my book being published. I knew that I was taking my chances when I wrote my book if there was no resolution to my very long search that I not only conducted myself, but that which Omni Trace conducted, also.
September 6th, 2006 was supposed to be just another day. Not for Scott Chivinski, falling forty feet and being found initially dead, then with injuries that no one expected him to recover from. The Hand of God in numerous unexplainable miracles compels this to be told. There is more than hope for those that believe. While we will never totally understand how, God does take all things and make them perfect. For His Glory (Rom 8:28) I am His www.rscottish.blogspot.com
Until she was seven years old, Anna Rosenburg was happy. She lived a simple life in a two-room flat with her devoted father. In Anna's world, there was very little to worry about - until a wealthy, highminded 'pillar of society' across the road decided that it really wasn't right for a little girl to be brought up by a poor father on his own. Telling Anna that they were going for a drive in the country, she took her away to live in a children's home. The devastation of this betrayal and the loss of regular contact with her father destroyed Anna's young world. Her unhappiness was compounded by her confusion over her own identity. What did her black skin mean? Why wasn't it the same colour as her father's? Where did she come from? Who was she really?
A single woman setting out for Africa and a medical mission? Fascinating enough. But add to that the single woman building a hospital in India, going back to Africa to reopen a hospital after the revolution in Zimbabwe, and establishment of clinics in Honduras-and you have a picture of a courageous woman. God did eventually provide a partner who has served with her for many years in Honduras. You will enjoy the humor, the adventure, and the deep devotion to God shown in this work. "My wife Margaret and I have known, loved, admired, and respected Madonna Spratt throughout her entire fifty years of missionary service. We have witnessed firsthand the impact of her life and service. Madonna's story is a compelling and inspiring tribute to what God can do through a life that is completely sold out to Him." -David Eubanks "Madonna Spratt is not only a fearless world ambassador for Christ, but also a competent and compassionate missionary nurse who has poured her life into bringing healing to the nations through the grace of the Good Physician, Jesus Christ." - David Grubbs, M.D., Former medical missionary Madonna Burget Spratt has served for over fifty years in Zimbabwe, India, and Honduras in medical missions. But her mission has also been a strong witness to the Person of Christ and His saving power. Born and educated in Indiana through her nursing program, she then attended Johnson Bible College. Following midwifery training, she began her fascinating, faithful, fruitful service to the Lord in overseas settings. Eleanor Daniel is the retired Dean and Dorothy Keister Walker Professor of Christian Education at Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, TN. She and Madonna have shared a long friendship.
This book was written during some of the most intense, compounding, and suffering moments that I experienced. What is meant literally to be head pounding and raging emotional cycles of extreme bliss to chaos and back. This book is a creation through me of that nature and the strength for which is preserved within it. It is a story of survival, knowledge, and wisdom. An expression of the catacomb of life force that is also the representation of us all, not as a tomb, but as a vault of knowledge, experiences, and wisdom built on the ages of human existence from the beginning to the end. I want you all to know that in the end, I found gratitude for the experience even though the vortex was the most horrifying place to go. Many have suffered its fate to a dismal ending of suicide, yet I am a survivor, one who has converted its negative energies to the positive force. This force that is passed from one to another, looking to focus in, had found itself challenged by my own wit, desires, and struggles to find the truth. The knowledge of its existence and the beholder of its cycle should be known by all of us so that it can be nourished for the good of humanity, not the control of them. The Satanist views of the days past have been inverted for the enlightenment has taken hold and will endure for the future existence of humanity. My experience was like the Manchurian candidate 7 billion fold. God bless him who has the strength to withstand this vortex in the next cycle. God bless you all.