Spiritual and Political Connections of Hope with Land
Author: Mary C. Fenton
Category: Literary Criticism
In early modern culture and in Milton's poetry and prose, this book argues, the concept of hope is intrinsically connected with place and land. Mary Fenton analyzes how Milton sees hope as bound both to the spiritual and the material, the internal self and the external world. Hope, as Fenton demonstrates, comes from commitment to literal places such as the land, ideological places such as the "nation," and sacred, interior places such as the human soul. Drawing on an array of materials from the seventeenth century, including emblems, legal treatises, political pamphlets, and prayer manuals, Fenton sheds light on Milton's ideas about personal and national identity and where people should place their sense of power and responsibility; Milton's politics and where he thought the English nation was and where it should be heading; and finally, Milton's theology and how individuals relate to God.
Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Eric grew up among people whose belief was to “give” and never turn away from your neighbor’s need. There was Aunt Shine, the goodly matriarch who cared so much about young Motley’s schooling that she would stand up in a crowded church and announce Eric’s progress or his shortcomings. There was Old Man Salery, who secretly siphoned gasoline from his beat-up car into the Motley’s tank at night. There were Motley’s grandparents, who bought books for Eric they couldn’t afford, spending the last of their seed money. And there was Reverend Brinkley, a man of enormous faith and simple living. It was said that whenever the Reverend came your way, light abounded. Life in Madison Park wasn’t always easy or fair, and Motley reveals personal and heartbreaking stories of racial injustice and segregation. But Eric shows how the community taught him everything he needed to know about love and faith. This charming, engaging, and deeply inspiring memoir will help you remember that we can create a world of shared values based on love and hope. It is a story that reveals the amazing power of faith in God and each other. If you’re in search of hope during troubled times, look no further than Madison Park.
A devastating accident is only the start of Emily Mattinson’s troubles . . . When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance from a distant cousin, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt’s assets. It’s only when Emily reaches The Drover’s Hope, the former pub on the edge of the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by her late cousin Penelope, that she begins to feel safe. She also discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected places. But it’s not so easy to escape the clutches of someone as determined as George . . .
Traces the story of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit animal rescue that has saved hundreds of creatures from unsafe conditions, describing how the author and shelter volunteers rehabilitate their charges to become companions for at-risk children.
Poems of inspiration for people who are starting over in life. We all have times when we face a new start. Maybe, you need to rebuild your world because a job ended, a dream failed, or some other loss. Maybe, you are pursuing a vision or life goal, and God is bringing you into a new place of service, excitement, and adventure. If you're you starting over, starting again, or just starting, then this book of poems will encourage, comfort, and inspire you.
Stories of Hope and Despair from India's Ailing Health Sector
Author: Subhadra Menon
Category: Medical care
`The careful and responsible management of the well-being of the population is the very essence of good government.' The World Health Report, 2000. Over the years, Indians have silently witnessed the near-total degeneration of the country's basic health-care services. The slow but certain breakdown of the primary health-care sector has fuelled the unregulated growth of private nursing homes, clinics and trendy health resorts that dish out packaged health care in the name of holistic healing, making health care the prerogative of a fortunate few. In No Place to Go, Subhadra Menon provides a comprehensive account of the changes that have taken place in the country's health sector since Independence. She writes about the unwillingness of doctors to practise in small towns and villages, which has forced people to seek help from unrecognized medical practitioners. She also reveals, by means of detailed case studies, how several well-meaning policies of the government have fallen flat because of the inefficiency of the officials who are meant to implement them, and how cheap, spurious drugs flooding the market have resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. Through it all, however, Menon lauds the islands of positive effort successful community-level programmes and government projects, as well as inspired individuals working to deliver effective health-care services which have proved beyond doubt that people's participation and strengthened linkages between the government and the private sector will one day result in a healthier India.
"Prisoners of Hope: A Tale of Colonial Virginia" by Mary Johnston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Your inner strength can come from a place of peace, patience and tolerance, regardless of Covid-19 and all the other hardships. Rainbow of Hope provides an inspiring example of developing the foundation of faith through a spiritual awakening to overcome any challenge. Now, more than ever, a personal journey of self-discovery is imperative to create your role for our new future. Be prepared to become the very best version of yourself!
"There is no question that David Harvey's work has been one of the most important, influential, and imaginative contributions to the development of human geography since the Second World War. . . . His readings of Marx are arresting and original--a remarkably fresh return to the foundational texts of historical materialism."--Derek Gregory, author of Geographical Imaginations