Dealing with anger is one of the most common counseling problems among Christians. Is anger harmful or helpful? What does it mean, and where does it come from? How can we handle our emotions and move from anger to forgiveness? This book is designed as a useful tool both for those who struggle with anger and for counselors who need a practical and accessible handout for their counselees. In "Exploring Your Anger," the authors use true-to-life situations to illustrate the dynamics of anger and to help the reader understand, manage, and respond to anger. In a readable, nontechnical narrative style, they stress that the cause and expression of anger are unique to each individual. Detailed questions following each chapter enable readers to reflect on their own personal experiences and provide thoughtful material for counseling sessions.
Owing to daily work pressures and concerns, many teachers have little opportunity for considering and furthering their understanding of different issues surrounding assessment. Written in a user-friendly, jargon-free style, this text provides the reader with points of growth or change in the field of assessment. Each chapter in the text ends with a section on questions/exercises and further reading.
Kreutz examines the political strategy and diplomatic engagement of the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union toward the Arab states in Southwest Asia and Egypt. He argues that Washington can better engage Moscow as a stabilizing force in the Middle East as well as a collaborator in the struggle against Islamic terrorism.
Friend or Foe is a gripping World War II story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David's life . . . In the tradition of Goodnight Mr Tom, Carrie's War, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Friend or Foe is a novel that takes children to the heart of a tumultuous period in history. From the author of War Horse (now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg) comes a stunning children’s story – loved by kids, teachers and parents alike. Michael Morpurgo has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal four times.
Occupation, Collaboration and Selective Violence in the Spanish Civil War
Author: Peter Anderson
Today with the Red Army captive and disarmed, the Nationalist [nacionales] troops have achieved their final military objectives. The war is over. With these two sentences, on 1 April 1939, General Franco announced that his writ ran across the whole of Spain. His words marked a high point for those who had flocked to Franco s side and since the start of the Civil War in July 1936 had carried out what they regarded as the steady occupation of the country. The history of this occupation remains conspicuous by its absence and the term occupation lies discredited for many historians. "Friend or Foe?" explores how Francoist occupation saw members of the state and society collaborate to win control of Spanish society."
In the mid-1930s, high-schooler Joe Sullivan, slightly crippled by a childhood accident and therefore ineligible for enlistment in the US Armed forces feels his future is very dim. Befriended by a Japanese maritime radio officer, Takeo Okada, Joe decides to become a ship’s radioman. After obtaining an amateur radio operator’s license and a commercial op’s certificate, Joe maintains radio contact with his Japanese benefactor until he hears from another Japanese amateur that Takeo was lost in a ship wreck. Applying for a shipboard radio job just before his 18th birthday, Joe meets and is seduced by Kate Nelson, the company president’s secretary. He becomes involved in a continuing feud with “Bull” Taylor, the ship’s first mate. He learns that both his parents are killed in an auto accident. Joe, despondent over the loss of Takeo and his parents turns too whiskey and women. In a stop-over in Hawaii he meets and falls in love with a nisei, Myoshi. After a short-lived affair, Joe departs Hawaii. When his ship strikes a Japanese mine near Makin Island, Joe is the sole survivor. Rescued by native fishermen he is taken to a hospital on a French controlled island. Regaining his health, he is taken to Australia where he is induced by the officer in charge of coast watchers to serve a half-year stint on an isolated island. After reporting enemy ship movement during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Joe is unnerved when he sees a one- armed man put ashore on the opposite end of the island by Japanese navy men. He later discovers that the one armed man is his old friend. Takeo had lost an arm when attacked by sharks, and was no longer an asset to the IJN as a fighting man. The two renew their old friendship even though their countries are at war – friend and foe. They enjoy their island life even though alarmed by several incidents that threatened discovery. When the time comes for Joe to be relieved of his duty, he sadly leaves his friend alone on the island.
When two men find themselves incarcerated in a foetid prison in the Middle East, they spend their time agonising how they came to be there. Their lives have been steeped in conflict and they are suspicious of anyone around them, including the many other unfortunate inmates. They reluctantly begin to communicate and it becomes apparent that they are from completely different backgrounds; in other circumstances they would be enemies. Here though their enemy is the environment; maintaining sanity in the baking hot days and cold nights, with barely enough food and water to survive and nothing to interrupt the relentless boredom. They relive their tortuous escapades through flashbacks, and as mutual trust grows they reveal more of their lives to each other, where a disturbing pattern emerges. Were they destined to arrive in the hell they now found themselves? If so; who determined their fate and why? They determine to beat the system, but in order to do so they must submit to their unknown enemy. A common thread emerges through their cautious dialogue involving current affairs. Can they put their differences to one side; help each other to survive and eventually, escape? Will their relationship promote a new understanding between foes? Will they unravel the enigma that is their enemy? This is a tale of two strangers whose violent lives are entwined by tragic events, and irrevocably changed by circumstance: heralding the dawning of a new truth for them both. Action and intrigue is mixed with an all-too believable plot.
When Simon Maxwellês archenemy backs out of the annual competition, he thinks the prize is in the bag. But a surprise appearance from The Spartanês long-lost sister leaves Simon scrambling for a foot hold. Heês sworn to protect the town, but the girl from his past has him spinning in circles from the start. Is she here to help her brother, or are her motives pure? When every turn hides another trap and each twist holds a new secret, Simon risks more than just his honor. Can he win the girl before the finish line? And how can he save the town, when winning the race means losing his heart?