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A Handbook Of Activities For Persons With Dementia
BY JAMES R. DOWLING
A variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. Categories of activities include music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section of the book deals with communication and includes word games that help people make the most of their remaining verbal skills. Step-by-step instructions include tips on how to adapt activities for small or large groups, for individuals who are at home, in institutions, or bedridden.
Johns Hopkins University Press 1995 178 PP. Paper
A Book About The People And Places Of Kenya
BY SARAH HEIMAN, ILLUSTRATED BY ARTURO AVILA
Find out about ostriches, lions, and zebras. Explore the bustling city of Nairobi and tour the vast Kenyan grassland. Full-color illustrations and fact-filled text show the wonders and contrasts of this beautiful African country. Each books in the Country ABCs series features maps, a traceable flag, a topic-related activity, fast facts and fun facts, a glossary, a reading list, and an index.
Picture Window Books 2006 31 PP. Paper
BY FREDDI ZEILER AND WARD SCHUMAKER
Written by a kid for kids, this book offers a comprehensible guide to giving money, volunteering, donating goods, and organizing charity events. Spiral bound in a magnetic folding box.
Inovative Kids 2006 200 PP. Spiral Bound
BY KATHRYN BERGER KAYE
Kids explore what others in the world (including young people) have done and are doing to address the issues, find out what their community needs, and develop a service project. The workbook includes facts, quotations, real-life examples, write-on pages, resources, a note to adults-and a lot of inspiration to get out there and make a difference in the world. Includes exclusive interviews with author and activist Francis Moore Lappé, and Lindsey Lee Johnson, author of Soul Moon Soup, the story of a girl living on the streets with her mother.
Free Spirit 2007 48 PP. Paper
BY BARBARA A. LEWIS
Childrens' resource guide for learning political action skills. Helps them make a difference in solving social problems on community, state and national levels.
Free Spirit 1991 185 PP. Paper
Over 500 Service Ideas For Young People Who Want To Make A Difference
BY BARBARA LEWIS
A comprehensive guide for individuals, schools, meetings and groups with all kinds of projects - short and long term. This updated second edition is even more of a valuable resource.
Free Spirit 2009 152 PP. Paper
How To Keep Cool, Stay Safe, And Get Along
BY NAOMI DREW
"Drew presents effective tools for improving conflict-resolution skills. Survey responses from more than 1000 middle school students provide the basis for her analyses of conflict issues. Scenarios are presented with tips on how to keep calm and become a problem solver. The author encourages readers to identify personal-conflict triggers and practice anger-management techniques that will result in the reduction of stress and a growth in confidence. Common problems, such as misunderstandings and teasing, are addressed, as are the more serious issues of bullying and sexual harassment."-School Library Journal
Free Spirit 2004 144 PP. Paper
BY ELIZABETH BEWLEY
Written by a Quaker doctor. Killer Cure reveals startling and unforgettable insights: Why health care in America accidentally kills 12,000 people each week - even though every doctor and nurse you know is terrific. Why hidden assumptions about you are almost certain to damage your health. The root cause of America's health care crisis is that health care is not about you. Health care is not designed to help you enjoy good health. It is designed to help doctors take action: write prescriptions, perform surgery, etc.
Dog Ear 2010 248 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
A Heretic's Bible
BY PETER MANSEAU AND JEFF SHARLET
This widely acclaimed exploration of religion and faith is quirky, surprising, and insightful. What emerges is not an attack on religion, but a quizzical, fascinating look from the inside at the facets of true belief.
Free Press 2004 295 PP. Paper
Spirit-led Quaker Action Php 404
BY JACK KIRK
Jack Kirk discusses how a concern, a need to act, help or respond to a situation arises, how it opens to us, how we may test them, and how we may find in them a center of spiritual gravity for our lives. How do we discover our callings as individuals, and what is our calling as a community of Friends? When we have a concern how do we know whether that yearning comes from our own feeling of urgency or obligation, or whether it is something more something that the Holy Spirit is asking of us? Discussion questions included.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2009 32 PP. Paper
BY CARRIE NEWCOMER
This new compilation of Quaker Ssinger songwriter Carrie Newcomer's music is a collection of 19 songs drawing from Newcomer's catalogue of 12 Rounder Records releases.Her music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. This haunting collection features songs that ask questions rather than give easy answers, embrace the momentary and fleeting, and give a grateful nod to all that is mysterious.
Rounder Records 2012 19 TRACKS Disk
EDITED BY J CAMPBELL
2ND HAND COPY,slightly tatty paperback. Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.
Princeton 1993 333 PP. Boxed
USED - availability checked Jun 17th 11:56am EDT
BY LINDA DEHAAN AND STERN NIJLAND
Once there lived a lovelorn prince whose mother decreed that he must marry by the end of the summer. So began the search to find the prince's perfect match and lo and behold...his name was Lee. You are cordially invited to join the merriest, most unexpected wedding of the year. King and King is a contemporary tale about finding true love and living happily ever after, sure to woo readers of any age.
2002 32 PP Cloth
BY ERIC MADDERN AND JOHN HESS
Compare with Demi's "Empty Pot". Old King Karnak is worried. He doesn't have long to live, and there is no heir to the throne. To find one, the King holds an unusual competition. Knights and lords flock to the palace and the King gives each of them a tiny seed to grow. Watching the competition is Jack, the farmer's son. Jack gets his hands on a seed, plants it, waters it, and waits for it to sprout.
Frances Lincoln 2009 32 PP. Cloth
With The New Testament & Psalms
Just the New Testament and Psalms. Small, cheap but readable for its size. Presentation page,red letter, ribbon marker, gift boxed, gift card, gilded gold page edging.
Nelson/Word 1984 554 PP. Boxed
BY STEPHEN HUNT
From the author of The Court of the Air comes a hugely engaging, Victorian-style adventure, filled with perilous quests, dastardly deeds and deadly intrigue - perfect for all fans of Philip Pullman and Susanna Clarke Professor Amelia Harsh is obsessed with finding the lost civilisation of Camlantis, a legendary city from pre-history that is said to have conquered hunger, war and disease -- tempering the race of man's baser instincts by the creation of the perfect pacifist society. It is an obsession that is to cost her dearly.
Voyager 2008 553 PP. Paper
Christianity Not As A Mystic Religion But As A New Theory Of Life
BY LEO TOLSTOY, TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE GARNETT, FOREWARD BY MARTIN GREEN
This book reveals Tolstoy's world outlook after his conversion to Christianity. He argues that the kingdom of God is within reach of all. The core of the book deals with his nonresistance to evil, a principle Tolstoy passionately advocated. Tolstoy was influenced by his correspondence with Quakers. Gandhi was won over by this book. Tolstoy clearly describes the hazards that bullying governments and false beliefs produced. Tolstoy calls on Christians to remember that the only guide for their actions is to be found in the divine principle dwelling within them, which cannot be checked or governed by anyone or anything else.
Univ. of Nebraska Press 1984 368 PP. Paper
BY TOMIE DEPAOLA
Humorous images and very few words depict the story of a duel between a bumbling knight and a clumsy dragon, who eventually discover that there are better things to do together. Ages 4-8.
PaperStar (Penguin) 1980 32 PP. Paper
The 2007 Jonathan Plummer Lecture
BY MARGARET KATRANIDES
"I want to talk to you today about the ineffable. To describe the indescribable. I truly don't know what I'm supposed to be saying to you today, but I'll start with knowing and not knowing. We are born wanting to know. Watch a baby looking at the world, and you will see an intensity, a passion to know. Look inside yourself; when we are aware of not knowing, there's a tension, that is released when we come to know."
Illinois Yearly Meeting 2007 16 PP. Paper
Selected Writings Of Isaac Penington In Their Historical And Theological Context
SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY MELVIN KEISER AND ROSEMARY MOORE
Isaac Penington's writings provide a special insight into the turbulent mid-17th century. In his long struggle for "fullness of life" he produced some of the most profound spiritual counsel in Quaker literature. Part I is Isaac Penington's life in its historical context, through his letters to other Quakers transcribed from manuscript, and Part II presents his spirituality and thought with extracts from published works. With extensive commentary in each part, this is a more comprehensive representation of Penington's writings than ever before, designed to make the manner and substance of his thinking accessible in the 21st century to readers interested in early Quaker thought.
Britain Yearly Mtg 2005 322 PP Paper
BY EDWARD JONES
In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues. In a daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.
Amistad 2004 432 PP Paper
TRANSLATED WITH NOTES BY N J DAWOOD
It is hard to know what is the best English translation of the Koran, Dawood first completed this translation in 1956, and it is a considered and flowing narrative, probably the easiest to read of any I have come across. He has revisited it many times as it was reprinted each time refining the translation. It is short of footnotes, and is best thought of as an introduction, but for the average reader this is probably the best place to start.
Penguin 2006 455 PP. Paper
BY MICHAEL COOK
In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia. Muslims are suspicious of the author because of his earlier writings on Hagarism from which he has now distanced himself.
Oxford University Press 2000 162 PP. Paper
Using Words To Get Beyond Words
BY HARBERT RICE
Harbert Rice, former Clerk of Reno Meeting and a practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, has facilitated AVP workshops in Nevada prisons. He has also led "Experiment with Light" groups and is familiar with Gendlin's Focusing that Rex Ambler found so influential in forming Light Groups. Here he brings all these practices and insights together to show how each group uses an experiential language process, and that we can gain a further understanding of personal change and transformation by the cross fertilization of these practices that "use words (or their Absence) to get beyond words." Quaker experience, especially related to George Fox, is a major part of the book.
Focusing Institute 2008 118 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
A Quaker Scientist's Meditation On The Subject Of Meaning In His Life
BY STAN CHERIM
Large Circles and Bold Lines is about a quest for meaning in the life of a Quaker scientist. It is my reconciliation between science and decidedly non-traditional Christian theology and it shows how my identity as a Quaker is the offspring of that union. The Introduction is about Quakerism then comes an exploration of the connection between physical and spiritual reality. Other essays probe the mysteries and miracle of human consciousness and the evolution of a religious identity. Finally, a personally challenging topic that has to do with the eternal question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
I Universe 2011 86 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
BY ELFRIDA VIPONT
In 1940's England, 12-year-old Kit, growing up as the youngest and "untalented" child of a musical Quaker family, finally discovers where she fits in. This is the first of two novels full of wisdom and charm about Kit Haverard's emerging vocation as a singer, richly set in the fascinating English Quaker world of the mid-twentieth century-with its silent meetings, committees and mission work, diligent cultivation of knowledge and the arts, and seeking of the light within.
Bethlehem Books 1948 196 PP. Paper
BY ELFRIDA VIPONT
17-year-old Kit has known for some time that both her heart and her future are in singing. Reluctantly she takes practical cousin Laura's advice and trains as a secretary to work with her father, but doggedly continues to study as much singing as she can on her own. Now, at a crossroads, she is determined to trust herself and follow her inner conviction. Set in the 1940s and filled with warmth and insight, this sequel to The Lark in the Morn continues the adventures of that 'dratted little Quaker' as she spreads her wings and lets her heart, mind and voice take flight.
Bethlehem Books 1950 232 PP. Paper
The Fate Of The Atlantic And Surviving In Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port And Most Original Town
BY MARK KURLANSKY
The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing - How it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world. Engagingly written and filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, vivid characters, and local recipes, The Last Fish Tale is Kurlansky's most urgent story, a heartfelt tribute to what he calls "socio-diversity.
Ballantine Books 2008 260 PP. Cloth
How Nature Will Take Her Revenge For Climate Change
BY FRED PEARCE
Since the last ice age, almost 13,000 years ago, humans have prospered in a stable, predictable climate. But our generation may be the last to be so blessed. Climate change from now on will not be gradual, maintains Pearce - nature doesn't do gradual. In the past, Earths climate switched from Arctic to tropical in three to five years. It can happen again. Nature is not fragile, the truth is the opposite. She is a wild and resourceful beast given to fits of rage.
Eden Project Books 2007 400 PP. Paper
BY ANDRE SCHWARZ-BART
In 1885 in the old English city of York, the Jews were brutally massacred. As legend has it, God blessed the only survivor of this pogrom, Rabbi Yom Tov Levy, as one of the 36 Just Men of Jewish tradition, a blessing which extended to one Levy of each succeeding generation. This terrifying Legacy is traced over 8 centuries, from the Spanish Inquisition, to expulsions from England, France, Portugal Germany, and Russia, and to the small Polish village of Zemyock, where the Levys settle for two centuries in relative peace. It is in the then that Ernie Levy emerges, the Last of the Just, in 1920s Germany, as Hitter's sinister star is on the rise and the agonies of Auschwitz loom on the horizon.
Overlk 2000 374 PP. Paper