Author: James Mackay
What does it mean to have a life? While science attempts to unravel the mysteries of the universe, and the wonders of the creature we call a human being, religion remains rooted in the dogmas of the past. But religion endures as a powerful force throughout the world, and many of its tenets are forever relevant to human existence. Conflicts continue to rage across many regions of our planet, and millions of people still live in constant fear. We need scientists and theologians to help us understand the human condition, but we also need good leaders to navigate the human race through the dangerous waters to come. Do our experiences of the 20th century offer any hope for the 21st? Can science and religion ever be reconciled, and will the nations of the world one day be able to live together in harmony? Can mankind ever solve the puzzle of life? This book explores these and other questions; its ambition is to throw some light on what it means to be alive at the beginning of the 21st century. Science is explained in terms that should be understandable to everyone, and mathematics does not feature at all.
Discover Pieces of the Puzzle Make Known.
Author: Ms. Cinderella
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Life is ruff but being totally blessed that enjoy the small things in life. Their always be opportunities to take risk on trying something new every day without giving up so easy without a fight for what is mines. There is no accepts, everything happen for a reasons. With God, everything is possible from the begun living life to the extreme adventurous until death. I chose to face reality to bring justice by taking control of my life. Life is what you make it by believe in myself. Everything will be just fine these are real things in life.
Lessons to Remember as You Pursue Your Purpose
Author: Paul Vitale
Publisher: Vital Communications Incorporated
Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life? provides insight and encouragement into finding one's niche. With personal anecdotes and the contributing thoughts of successful people such as Bonnie Blair and George Clooney, Paul Vitale's book provides lessons for living, such as the importance of protecting one's reputation, taking personal and professional risks, and nurturing relationships. Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life? is a vital tool for anyone who is searching for a purpose or is in pursuit of a dream. Reprint. Vitale, Paul.
People's Place Book
Author: Donald Kraybill
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Revised edition! People's Place Book #10. A sociologist provides a way to understand the Amish people's intentional way of living in a world far different from their own. Fun to read. How do the Amish thrive in the midst of modern life? Why do the Amish separate themselves from the modern world? Why do a religious people spurn religious symbols and church buildings? Why is humility a cherished value? Why do a gentle people shun disobedient members? How do the Amish regulate social change? Why is ownership of cars objectionable, but not their use? Why are some modes of transportation acceptable and other forbidden? Why are tractors permitted around barns but not in fields? Why are horses used to pull modern farm machinery? Why are telephones banned from Amish homes? Why are some forms of electricity acceptable while others are rejected? How is modern machinery operated without electricity? Why are some occupations acceptable and others taboo? Why do the Amish use the services of professionals -- lawyers, doctors, and dentists -- but oppose higher education? Why do Amish youth rebel in their teenage years? Are the Amish freeloading on American life? Are the Amish behind or ahead of the modern world?
Teenage Guide for the Puzzle of Life
Author: Doc Lew Childre
Publisher: Heartmath Llc
Category: Social Science
Focuses on how to deal with emotions and stress, build self esteem, improve communications, and develop positive relationships.
Dialogue With a Master Resolving Religion's Judgements
Author: Oliver Morgen
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
Everyone seems to have beliefs about religion. Most religious beliefs were given to us as children, by those who also were instructed when they were children. Christians received their doctrine from Counsels hundreds of years ago, who told us what to believe - forever. Everything changes and therefore advances; everything but our beliefs, for if they were to change it would mean they never were true. This book goes back to reinterpret Bible passages from the point of symbol, rather than a literal acceptance of the words presented. In symbol and metaphor, the truth of what was presented to us becomes clear. The Bible stories became a puzzle to solve. Beliefs have done little for mankind. We are in search of the truth that will set us free.
Author: Coach Ron W. Link
Category: Health & Fitness
As far back as I can remember, I had a ball of some kind in my hand. Little League was my first experience with a coach, and through the years I found that all my good coaches had one thing in common: They all knew how to motivate their teams. As a twelve-year-old I began to learn more about the most important coach of all: Almighty God. I accepted His Son as my personal savior that year and began to read the Bible. I found throughout my playing days and years of coaching that Gods word uses many of the same motivational words that my former coaches used, which I also use today as a coach. I never dreamed of becoming an author, but one day while walking to school I felt Gods presence. He spoke to me as I walked, and He led me to write about these all important words and how they have influenced my life and the lives of many of my students and athletes.
A Guide to Personal Success
Author: E. James Rohn
Category: Conduct of life
"To have more we must first become more", is the very essence of the philosophy of personal development, success and happiness addressed by Jim Rohn in The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle.This book presents a realistic and powerful formula for the attainment of success and happiness. The philosophy presented in these pages is a blending of many of Mr Rohn's publicly expressed insights combined with an abundance of new material from his private journals.The final result is a stimulating and inspiring creation that brings hope to those who are uncertain, encouragement to those who are discouraged, and new understanding to those who are bewildered by the complexitiies of modern society. It teaches that the journey is as important as the arrival.
Using Laughter and Faith in the Puzzle of Life
Author: Jaime Rafferty
Publisher: Cross Books Pub
It is so easy to get caught up in all the little day-to-day challenges of life. Perhaps you worry about the house not being as clean as it could be or whether you can fix the "perfect meal," whatever that might be. And when things do not go smoothly, when forced to face trying circumstances, it is easy to feel as though you will never laugh again. In Finding the Right Piece: Using Laughter and Faith in the Puzzle of Life, author Jaime Rafferty shares vignettes of her family's life and how faith and laughter have helped her and her family. Readers will also learn how particular Bible passages have taught Rafferty to find the humor in everyday events. Rafferty believes that God puts things in our life to make us laugh. After reading Finding the Right Piece: Using Laughter and Faith in the Puzzle of Life, you'll believe it, too.
Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life
Author: Brenda McClairenen
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Separate pieces fit together to reveal the picture God had intended. Lifes a Puzzle is a true story about being given a great life, where with hard work dreams come true. Everything was going according to Brendas plan. Then, with the loss of her first husband, her dreams died. Did love die too? She chose to have new dreams and found love again. This time, she connects with a family that has plenty of ups and downs, with good times and hurtful attacks. Brenda holds on to her past while looking ahead, sometimes getting jarred and shocked by the rough bumps. Brendas journey leads to motherhood, including a trip into the puzzling world of autism, with lessons to learn at every turn. Looking through the contrasts of sadness and happiness, harmony and conflict, wonder and hope were found. Even when things were dark and pieces had flipped upside down, the picture was coming together, becoming beautiful. Brenda discovered incredible realities of life, coming to know without a doubt that love overcomes death and that life is so much more than we can see. She is amazed to find that God has truly been there, in every place, in every moment, for everyone.
Author: Georges Perec
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth anniversary edition of Life. Carefully prepared, with many corrections, this edition of Life A User's Manual will be the preferred reference edition for the future. Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, in its break with tradition, as inspiring as Joyce's Ulysses. Structured around a single moment in time — 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 — Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, an extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world. But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formula. All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel.
Assembling Pieces of the Puzzle
Author: Andri Brack
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 199 book reviews discoveries in astronomy, paleontology, biology and chemistry to help us to understand the likely origin of life on Earth.
Author: J. J. Valberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
If we reason in a certain way about our experience, we must conclude that the object of experience is not part of the world. If we simply open up to experience, all we find is the world. This book develops and explores a seemingly irresolvable puzzle about the object of experience.
Poems Uncovering the Puzzles of Life and Honoring the Joys of Family
Author: Rich Wilbur
Poems are born in the warp and woof of our existence. They arise from the raw material of life and speak to the way we care and the things we share. They are a stop sign on the road of life, a pause to ponder the road behind and plan the trip ahead. Rich Wilbur makes this pause easy with Just Below the Surface, a book of poems that lights our path, stirs the soul and spurs the mind. "Life is an account holding the asset called time" one of his poems begins, and how we use this asset determines the quality of our brief stay on planet Earth. Often a poem is a quiet cove, a respite to reflect on the meaning of life. Rich asserts in "Destiny" that "a poem is a frown at the puzzle of existence, a furrow in the brow - inquisitive persistence." This inquisitive persistence gently leads the reader through poems entitled Eternity, Faith and Doubt, Freedom, Gratitude, Living Now, Melancholy, The Hourglass of Existence, Time, and more, all topics of keen interest to curious people. In part two, the poems celebrate love and family ("a collection of God given friends, bound by love until our journey ends"). Wilbur believes poetry is incurably infected with the events of life, and no events are as central to human happiness as love and family. This collection is a beautiful example of poetic expression, of graceful words provoking a response of the soul to the external world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is about the life of a man who lived a lifetime in the first thirty-nine years of his life and still lived to tell about it when he should have died twenty-two years earlier in the accident that took his sisters life and two others. This was a tragedy that put his world in a downward spiral, leading him to join the French Foreign Legion and down a path of self-destruction.