Fit to Burst

Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood

Author: Rachel Jankovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591281283

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

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In this follow up to Loving the Little Years, Rachel Jankovic pushes her parenting "field notes" out onto the skinny branches of motherhood. Fit to Burst is chock-full of humorous examples and fresh advice covering issues familiar to every mom such as guilt cycles, temptations to be ungrateful or bitter, and learning how to honor Jesus by giving in the mundane things. But this book also addresses less familiar topics, including the impact that moms have on the relationships between dads and kids, the importance of knowing when to laugh at kid-sized sin, and more. Fit to Burst will help us to be moms who parent with the story in mind rather than snapshot, who know how to both give and require much from their children in the everyday mayhem, and who understand the importance of biscuits.

Loving the Little Years

Motherhood in the Trenches

Author: Rachel Jankovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591280811

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 102

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"I didn't write this book because mothering little ones is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn't. I know that this is a hard job, because I am right here in the middle of it. I know you need encouragement because I do too. This is not a tender reminiscence from someone who had children so long ago that she only remembers the sweet parts. At the time of writing this, I have three children in diapers, and I can recognize the sound of hundreds of toothpicks being dumped out in the hall. This is a small collection of thoughts on mothering young children-for when you are motivated, for when you are discouraged, for the times when discipline seems fruitless, and for when you are just plain old tired. The opportunities for growth abound here-but you have to be willing. You have to open your heart to the tumble. As you deal with your children, deal with yourself always and first. This is what it looks like, and feels like, to walk as a mother with God" --from the publisher (August 2011).

Surprised by Motherhood

Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom

Author: Lisa-Jo Baker

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414391005

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom. And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Lisa-Jo felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children. Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood. Set partly in South Africa and partly in the US (with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way), Surprised by Motherhood is a poignant memoir of one woman’s dawning realization that being a mom isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Captivating Your Child's Heart with God's Extravagant Grace

Author: Jeannie Cunnion

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310340853

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"Rarely do I ever find myself agreeing with everything I read in a book. But Parenting the Wholehearted Child is the book I wish I'd written. Jeannie has given parents a profound gift within its pages." —Kathie Lee Gifford, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter, and co-host of the Today Show's Fourth Hour Your kids aren’t perfect. And you don’t have to be either. Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, “How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?” If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God’s unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God's unconditional love to your children. With authenticity, conviction, and a lively sense of humor, Jeannie guides you on a transformative journey into raising wholehearted—not perfect—children, who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly loved (and liked!) by God. Parenting the Wholehearted Child equips you with biblical wisdom and practical ideas to teach your children that they are fully accepted by God, not because of anything they do or don’t do but because of everything Jesus has already done for them. Woven throughout the book is the good news that it is God’s extravagant grace—not your perfect performance—that transforms the hearts of children.

Report from the Interior

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

More Than Happy

The Wisdom of Amish Parenting

Author: Serena B. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143603

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Examines the way that Amish parents raise their children, arguing for the group's basic parenting principles in order to produce happy, well-adjusted children.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Glimpses of Grace

Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

Author: Gloria Furman

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 1433536056

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The work that goes into managing a home can sometimes feel boring and insignificant. Furman reminds women of the gospel's extraordinary power over ordinary life, helping homemakers see and savor the miraculous in the mundane.

Glory in the Ordinary

Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God

Author: Courtney Reissig

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433552701

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Folding laundry. Weeding the garden. Cooking dinner. Changing diapers. Work in the home can seem so ordinary. Does any of it matter? Is there meaning in our most mundane moments at home? When the work of the home fills our days, it is easy to get disillusioned and miss God’s grand purpose for our work. As image bearers of the Creator who made us to work, we contribute to society, bringing order out of chaos and loving God through loving others—meaning there’s glory in every moment. In this encouraging book, Courtney Reissig combats the common misconceptions about the value of at-home work—helping us see how Christ infuses purpose into every facet of the ordinary.

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full

Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

Author: Gloria Furman

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433538911

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Grocery shopping. Soccer practice. Dirty dishes. Motherhood is tough, and it often feels like the to-do list just gets longer and longer every day—making it hard to experience true joy in God, our children, and the gospel. In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. Showing how to pursue a vibrant relationship with God—even when discouragement sets in and the laundry still needs to be washed—this book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are.

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590513777

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Includes an author biography, chapter summaries, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, and cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for Anne Frank's historic diary

Building Her House

Commonsensical Wisdom for Christian Women

Author: Nancy Wilson

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1591280397

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 113

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How does a woman build her house? Nancy Wilson begins with the kitchen table, remembering how each scratch and stain in the wood chronicles "hours of stories and jokes, questions and concerns (through courtships and pregnancies), prayers and discussions." She continues, each essay full of stories and encouragement -- the beauty of imperfection, the comfort of Velveeta, the strengths of mothers- and daughters-in-law, the honesty that is submission, the laughter of reading aloud. As ever, while Nancy draws out our sins and weaknesses and sore spots, she comforts us with the favor of God and rouses us to a joyous faith.

Eve in Exile

And the Restoration of Femininity

Author: Rebekah Merkle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944503529

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The swooning Victorian ladies and the 1950s housewives genuinely needed to be liberated. That much is indisputable. So, First-Wave feminists held rallies for women's suffrage. Second-Wave feminists marched for Prohibition, jobs, and abortion. Today, Third-Wave feminists stand firmly for nobody's quite sure what. But modern women -- who use psychotherapeutic antidepressants at a rate never before seen in history -- need liberating now more than ever. The truth is, feminists don't know what liberation is. They have led us into a very boring dead end. Eve in Exile sets aside all stereotypes of mid-century housewives, of China-doll femininity, of Victorians fainting, of women not allowed to think for themselves or talk to the men about anything interesting or important. Once those fictionalized stereotypes are out of the way -- whether they're things that make you gag or things you think look pretty fun -- Christians can focus on real women. What did God make real women for?

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann

Author: Sara Lennox

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.

The Life We Never Expected

Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs

Author: Andrew and Rachel Wilson,Rachel Wilson,Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433551020

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Sometimes life throws you a curveball. Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected. As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places. With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis—all the while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord. Offering encouragement rooted in God's Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.

Fascinating Womanhood

Author: Helen B. Andelin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553384279

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 435

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A guide to meeting the challenges of today's woman discusses the traits men find irresistible in a woman, how to awaken a man's deepest feelings of love, eight rules for a successful relationship, how to rekindle a love, and more. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Demeaned But Empowered

The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica

Author: Obika Gray

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401535

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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Gray's central thesis asserts that the Jamaican state is a form of predatory state that incorporates contradictory social forces into an arrangement that is hierarchical, often brutal and ultimately debilitating to democracy. He introduces a series of constructs to support this argument, but the more interesting and novel theses are to be found in his vivid description of the social forces that resist the predatory state and how they have carved out a modicum of autonomy based on what he describes as an elaborate value system of badness/honour.

Beyond Bath Time

Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred Role (True Woman)

Author: Erin Davis

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479367

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Where are you in the motherhood journey? Are you a new mom struggling to redefine the boundaries of your life among a sea of diapers, feedings, and sleepless nights? Have you been a mom so long that you’ve lost yourself along the way? Are you trying to decide if you want to have children? Erin Davis was a young Christian wife who had made the decision to not have children. She had multiple degrees, a great husband, a promising career—she had it all, according to cultural standards. But most days she felt anything but fulfilled. In Beyond Bath Time Erin shares her journey to in responding to the call of motherhood. Women will be challenged, convicted, and wonderfully encouraged by Erin's honest and provocative look at motherhood. She unfolds the purpose and privileges of motherhood, revealing how it can be a powerful force for God’s kingdom, helping you: Discover God’s heart on the issue of motherhood See past the endless list of mothering responsibilities to a bigger, more eternal picture Fight through the chaos to connect with your kids and pass on the faith Reclaim motherhood as a high and holy calling Beyond Bath Time is A True Woman book. The goal of the True Woman publishing line is to encourage women to: Discover, embrace, and delight in God's divine design and mission for their lives Reflect the beauty and heart of Jesus Christ to their world Intentionally pass the baton of Truth on to the next generation Pray earnestly for an outpouring of God's Spirit in their families, churches, nation and world

Christ in the Chaos

How the Gospel Changes Motherhood

Author: Kimm Crandall

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 193676072X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Moms: Look to the gospel for your rest, joy, sufficiency, and motivation. For far too long mothers have been beaten down by the law of "do better" and "try harder." The burden of "getting it right" threatens to crush weary souls who desire to serve their families faithfully. Christ in the Chaos brings comfort to conflicted hearts that are starved of grace and longing for the freedom in Christ the Bible promises. In this book, Kimm Crandall emphasizes the importance of the gospel and how Christ's life, death, and resurrection change every aspect of motherhood. From finding our identity in Christ and understanding God's grace to taking off the mask of acceptability and dealing with the comparison crud, this book will free you to serve your family knowing that his love for you does not change based on your performance. Christ in the Chaos is a "must read" for every mother who longs for what is seemingly impossible: peace and freedom in the midst of her chaos.