Believe Me

The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

Author: John Fea

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467450464

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 2818


A historian’s discerning, critical take on current American politics “Believe me” may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump’s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting a Christian heritage, the refrain has been constant. And to the surprise of many, a good 80 percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump—at least enough to help propel him into the White House. Historian John Fea is not surprised, however—and in these pages he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. An evangelical Christian himself, Fea argues that the embrace of Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a long-standing evangelical approach to public life defined by the politics of fear, the pursuit of worldly power, and a nostalgic longing for an American past. As insightful as it is timely, Fea’s Believe Me challenges Christians to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

Author: Eddie Izzard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698405668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1349


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.

Believe Me

Why Your Vision, Brand, and Leadership Need a Bigger Story

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984260805

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 88

View: 9698


f you're an innovator or change-maker, this book sheds new light on how to shift perceptions and get others to believe in what you're doing. BELIEVE ME introduces you to 15 storytelling axioms that will change how you think about your work. Axioms like: People don't really buy your product, solution, or idea, they buy the stories that are attached to it. Each axiom is supported by examples and inspired quotes from recognized luminaries, including Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem, Seth Godin, Tom Peters, and Joseph Campbell.

Believe Me

My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Author: Yolanda Hadid

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4557


From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease. In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes. In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.

Believe Me

Author: Patricia Pearson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370917

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9289


How curious can a five-year-old really be? Frannie and Calvin are back, and even more baffled, in this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to Patricia Pearson’s critically acclaimed comic novel, Playing House. Frannie Mackenzie thought she finally had her life on track. Even though she backed into love and parenthood — getting pregnant before she even knew how to spell her lover Calvin’s last name (P-U-D-D-I-E) — the birth of baby Lester seemed to put everything in the right order at last. Ha! When her mother-in-law, Bernice, takes theatrically to her death bed and Calvin can’t deal, Frannie has to step up to the next big challenge: what to make of mortality when you’re pretty sure there’s no afterlife. And Lester, at five, knows just how to test his mother’s verbal and spiritual limits. Spotting a crucifix in a local church, Lester inquires, “What happened to that guy?” There’s certainly no lack of absolutists in Frannie’s life: an atheist scientist bent on disproving God, a near-death experiencer, a suburban shaman, and the whole neo-con coterie of magazine editors at The Moral Volcano who pay her salary. But when it comes down to surveying the landscape of their own beliefs, Frannie and Calvin find that a dying woman and a growing child offer the most lasting lessons on life and faith. From the Hardcover edition.

Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!

The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear

Author: Nancy Loewen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1479519391

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5780


Baby Bear, who wants to be called Sam, tells the true story of what happened when he and his parents went for a walk while their porridge cooled.

Believe Me, I Know

Author: Valerie Chow Bush

Publisher: Writers Corps

ISBN: 9781888048087

Category: Poetry

Page: 188

View: 9193


Collects thematic poetry and photography from the San Francisco WritersCorps, and is based on young perspectives of depression, hope, anger, and racism.



Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477207949

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 1910


This story is about love and betrayal. A typical American family loves a longtime friend unconditionally, and a devoted wife never forgets her husband. She carries his image with her everywhere she goes. It is the kind of love that will never die with the loss of a loved one.


Behind the scenes as an Arab TV Reporter

Author: Hacene Zitouni

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496986768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 3840


Believe Me is a lively and dramatic account of one man's struggle to make two cultures meet. In 1990 Zitouni started broadcasting news for MBC (Middle-eastern Broadcasting Company) in Arabic from London. MBC was the first station to give Arab viewers, at home and in the worldwide diaspora, their own news programmes. For the first time, interviewees were heard speaking demotic Arabic of their own regions. MBC's Western impartiality and lack of deference was controversial but on the whole, popular. As a country boy born into newly independent Algeria in the 1960s, Zitouni had been educated by the state and sent to Britain on a journalism scholarship. He became a war correspondent in '91. His career has taken him to trouble spots in Yemen, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Somalia, Bosnia, Indonesia and many other countries. He has made Panorama-style documentaries in both American continents and interviewed historic figures. He was detained and interrogated by Gaddafi's army for many weeks, and interviewed some of the wilder insurgents fighting Bashar al Assad. Zitouni recounts the ups and downs of his own fast-developing career against a background in which commercial and local political considerations have come to play a much greater part. Based for many years in London, Paris and Dubai, he has seen the agenda of Arab television changing. Although MBC is funded by the Saudi royal family, its ethos when it began was impartial and cautiously liberal. In 1994, after a culture clash with a new BBC Arabic service, the Qatari royals set up the rival Al Jazeera to do what MBC had always done. In response, MBC changed tack, offering multiple entertainment streams and eventually a subsidiary: a re-invention of its original news channel called Al Arabiya. While all this was going on Zitouni was Director General of a third channel that promised to lead the field - but turned out to belong to a billionaire fraudster. Now he shows us where Arab TV seems to be going...

Believe me

Author: Kana Riley,Robert Byrd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780673609779

Category: Social Science

Page: 16

View: 2366


Believe Me

A Novel

Author: Nina Killham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452289765

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 6758


Growing up with his atheist astrophyicist mother, Lucy, thirteen-year-old Nic Delano is beginning to ask a lot of questions about the meaning of life, and his mother does not like the answers he has been getting from his friends, a group of devout Christians, until unexpected tragedy strikes, and both of their beliefs are put to the test. Original.

Believe Me Or Your Lying Eyes With "Hind" Sight!

An Entertaining History of Casinos, Corruption, and Charities in America

Author: Lou Illar

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449007511

Category: Games

Page: 404

View: 4039


"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx In 1957, Vance Packard wrote. "Our American life, through a large scale effort to use psychiatry and the social sciences to influence and manipulate buying, has had impressive success below our level of awareness." Since 1957, there is great evidence that our culture has become a harbinger of emotional exploitation in more forms than we can recognize and irrational profit taking in more forms than we can image. In these times, investing in a charity is not easy within a gambling culture that has glamorized wind fall profits, and run away CEO salaries. It certainly worsens when these efforts become unfettered, and ignored by business efforts that not only fail to provide a product of value but offer no product at all. This madness can only succeed by turning huge profits through the creation of cannibalistic markets and non-profit corporations that feed on gambling addictions which buy moments of hope as they excite and exploit risk instincts. This baiting continues to validate at warp speed the assumption that we are a nation of impulse buyers. We reverse like a school of starving gold fish fearful of the vibrations of mere foot steps and unable to notice bread crumbs on top of the water. No doubt someone has convinced us that with every failure there will always be another roll of the 'dice.' The more relevant question of interest is who will roll those dice on your internet gambling site? No doubt we have become more reactive but worse we have become less knowledgeable. This writing is offered to encourage your thoughtfulness about your money and who andwhat you empower as you give it away.

Why Won't You Believe Me?

Author: Sherry Spence-Brownell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1893652505

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 172

View: 5939


Sherry Spence-Brownell’s Why Won’t You Believe Me? is the one woman’s dramatic account of how she dealt with a rare and life-threatening disease and how she had to fight with a doctor who wouldn't believe her…or help her.

Do You Believe Me Now?

Snippets of True Life

Author: Bonnie Smith Krenz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452055886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 7089


You will laugh and cry your way through the pages of Do You Believe Me Now? It is a collection of short stories inspired by the author’s personal experiences. Do You Believe Me Now? takes you on a journey of joy and tragedy through snippets of true life. In the eyes of a child in the 1950s you will experience the wonderment of innocence. In the eyes of a naïve teenager and young adult in the 1960s, you will feel the freedom of youth and experience exciting and comical adventures. You will suffer through the consequences of blind trust, emotional humiliation, and the struggle of accepting an untimely death. Years later, in the eyes of an adult, you will know the power of love.

The Girl Before

A Novel

Author: JP Delaney

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385686927

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9407


This instant New York Times bestseller, in the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife and Gone Girl, is an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune and another woman's mysterious fate through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death and deception. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive--and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.