• Performing Arts

Turning Point: 1997-2008 (hardcover)

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421560908
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 452
View: 3129
In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award® in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away. Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide embrace his creations, and as critics such as Roger Ebert take up the cause of animation and Miyazaki’s films. In a legendary career, these crucial years represent the turning point.

Starting Point (Turning Point Series, Book Three)

Author: N. R. Walker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532783128
Page: 316
View: 1159
After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over. Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defense, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, and with Kira by his side, he's making strides. Brother and sister, Rueben and Claudia, are homeless kids and they're very much alone. As they strike a chord with Matt, he does everything in his power to help them. But when Ruby and Claude need more help than he bargained for, it stops being about work, and starts being about home. The day he met Kira, Matt's life changed direction, and it's only now he realizes that everything he's been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning. **Third Edition: May 2016 New publisher, new editing, new cover. No new content has been added.

    • Religion

Turning Points

Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238808
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 6291
In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.

Your Turning Point Starts Now

Author: Dream Builders Publication, Incorporated
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977892105
Page: N.A
View: 4844

    • Health & Fitness

Cancer As a Turning Point

A Handbook for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals
Author: Lawrence LeShan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664703
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
View: 9531
Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than thirty-five years and his research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. He has put his findings--full of meaning and purpose--into this revised edition that shows how psychological change, along with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Included is a life-transforming workbook of hands-on exercises designed to help readers evaluate their inner selves and teach them how to get the most out of their immune systems by leading fuller, richer lives.

    • Religion

My Breaking Point, God's Turning Point

Experience God's Amazing Power to Restore
Author: Ricky Texada
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441267220
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 5329
God Gives Us Hope in Crisis Everyone faces heartache and disappointment at some point in life, but when there is profound loss and tragedy you may feel helpless and hopeless. You may even find yourself questioning everything you have believed about your future and about God's love and His plan for your life. Ricky Texada shares his own story of unexpected loss and personal devastation, offering new perspective on God's amazing ability to restore. Would God reveal Himself in the midst of the darkest days of his soul? Could He be trusted after allowing so much pain? Was it possible for the sorrow to be turned into joy, allowing Ricky to run the race of life again with purpose and determination? My Breaking Point, God's Turning Point demonstrates that hope can be found in the midst of devastation. As you join Ricky on this journey, you will find that God hears those who seek after Him, and that in the midst of loss and heartache, He reaches out . . . and restores. "This book will inspire you to believe that God can and will work all things out for those who love Him. It is filled with hope and the promise of restoration for any situation."--Donald Driver, New York Times bestselling author, Super Bowl Champion, and Dancing with the Stars winner

    • Performing Arts

Starting Point: 1979-1996 (paperback)

Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421561042
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 462
View: 7991
The first of a pair of memoirs in collection form, featuring essays, interviews, and even a brief comic on the history of airline food, from the master animator. In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own. Follow him as he takes his first steps on the road to success, experience his frustrations with the manga and animation industries that often suffocate creativity, and realize the importance of bringing the childhood dreams of the world to life. Starting Point: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power of the moving image.

Point of No Return

Author: N. R. Walker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548757403
Page: 194
View: 7504
Book one in the Turning Point Series Matthew Elliot is one of LA's best detectives. He's been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who've closed down drug-rings all over the city. He's smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job. He's also a closeted gay man. Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can't deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both. Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matt's very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers. But it's not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret... it's the bad guys.

    • History

Turning Points in Jewish History

Author: Marc J. Rosenstein
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 082761263X
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 478
Examining the entire span of Jewish history by focusing on thirty pivotal moments in the Jewish people’s experience from biblical times through the present—essentially the most important events in the life of the Jewish people—Turning Points in Jewish History provides “the big picture”: both a broad and a deep understanding of the Jewish historical experience. Zeroing in on eight turning points in the biblical period, four in Hellenistic-Roman times, five in the Middle Ages, and thirteen in modernity, Marc J. Rosenstein elucidates each formative event with a focused history, a timeline, a primary text with commentary as an intimate window into the period, and a discussion of its legacy for subsequent generations. Along the way he candidly analyzes various controversies and schisms arising from Judaism’s encounters with power, powerlessness, exile, messianism, rationalism, mysticism, catastrophe, modernity, nationalism, feminism, and more. The book’s thirty distinct and logically connected events lend themselves to a full course or to customized classes on specific turning points. Discussion questions for every chapter (some in print, more online) facilitate reflection and continuing conversation.

    • Fiction

Breaking Point

Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Total-e-bound
ISBN: 1781848319
Category: Fiction
Page: 221
View: 2854
A fight for what's right becomes a fight for his life. As guilt plagues him, Matthew Elliott's world begins to spiral out of control. The harder he holds on, the more it slips through his fingers, and he's helpless to stop it. Entering into the underground cage-fighting scene, he starts out fighting for what's right. The deeper he gets, the more guilt consumes him—the more pain he takes for his penance—and he's soon fighting for more than justice. He's fighting for love. He's fighting for his life.

    • Business & Economics

The Leadership Contract

The Fine Print to Becoming an Accountable Leader
Author: Vince Molinaro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119211867
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 7424
A comprehensive blueprint for the enlightened leader The Leadership Contract is the modern leader's handbook for organizational renewal. Leaders are no longer "rulers," nor are they accidental—in today's business climate, leadership is both a trait and a specific set of skills. It's about trust, commitment, communication, and drive. This book shows you how to become the leader your organization needs. You'll go beyond adopting the habits and practices of an effective leader and actually put it in writing to establish a leadership contract that ensures the success of your company. This revised and updated edition includes new coverage of accountability, personal and organizational levels of the leadership contract, new Gut Check summary questions after each chapter, and additional opening and closing remarks to provide key insight into what the leadership role entails. Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can organizations succeed without the support of their employees? This book aims to build better leaders and establish a true leadership culture that inspires the entire organization. Learn why a leadership contract is needed and what it entails Discover the real impact of your decisions and work ethic Motivate and inspire by making the right connections Facilitate a vibrant, positive culture that innovates and thrives Exceptional leadership is the heart of a successful organization. Employees need to be able to trust in the skills, strategy, judgment, and motivation of those steering the ship. The Leadership Contract provides a blueprint for today's leaders, and guides you toward becoming the leader your employees deserve.

    • Religion

Turning Points with God

365 Daily Devotions
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1496400534
Category: Religion
Page: 392
View: 8900
Life is an adventure—full of twists and turns, uncertainty, and anxiety. And in times when you’re unsure of what to do or which way to turn, there is no more accurate or reliable compass than God’s Word. In Turning Points with God, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah distills the wisdom of the Bible into 365 beautifully crafted devotional readings that will help ground and guide you every day of the coming year. Featuring specially selected Bible verses and quotations from such respected Christian thinkers and writers as C. S. Lewis, Charles H. Spurgeon, A. W. Tozer, J. I. Packer, D. L. Moody, and countless others, this stunning, pocket-sized devotional is sure to enhance and enrich your daily walk with God.

    • Religion

The Axial Age and Its Consequences

Author: Robert N. Bellah,Hans Joas
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067401
Category: Religion
Page: 500
View: 5864
This book makes the bold claim that intellectual sophistication was born worldwide during the middle centuries of the first millennium bce. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter. A variety of utopian visions emerged and led to both reform and repression.

    • Religion

Escape the Coming Night

Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785221956
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 1346
There’s no doubt the world is in trouble. We see tragedy in the streets and violence in the news. We hear increasingly divisive political debates that spotlight the deep and bitter divisions in our society. We feel the pain and confusion of a culture that seems to be coming apart at the seams. How do we explain so much chaos? How do we live with such turmoil? And is there any hope for peace in our time? As one of the world’s most beloved Bible teachers, Dr. David Jeremiah is the perfect voice to help answer these questions. And in Escape the Coming Night, Dr. Jeremiah walks through the perfect Scripture for these uncertain times: The Book of Revelation. In Dr. Jeremiah’s hands, this exploration of Revelation is shocking and eye-opening, but also consistently uplifting—and a vital message for our time.

    • Religion

Turning Point

Author: Robert L. Morgan, III
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600340024
Category: Religion
Page: 116
View: 2741

    • Fiction

Her Turning Point

Her Divine, Glorious, Happy Divorce!
Author: Nelly Cotto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996017503
Category: Fiction
Page: 328
View: 1691
A powerful and gripping story, told in memoir style that is richly weaved with dogmatic cultural, religious and sexist memes that more effectually engender human erosion than tradition. In this story, divorce is the final gateway to freedom after a near 50-year tumble to death's door. It is a poignant and heartfelt narrative of loss and sorrow, and finally of glorious triumph, revealing how deep we must fall before we can actually experience transcendence. Isabel Gomez is one of twelve children of Puerto Rican parents who transport standards from the hills of Puerto Rico to the projects of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Starting from birth, Isabel must navigate her way through life's devastating polarities as a member of a family that loses sight of one of their own. As a result, fear becomes her shield-her protector. Even before she could walk, Isabel learns to disappear as a way to cope with unadulterated treachery. When her innocence is stolen from her at an early age, she devises a clever safe-proof secret chamber where the truth stays buried forever, and where she could further protect herself from life's shadows. Armed with a polychromatic bundle of fears, Isabel-unprepared-fumbles through life, making the wrong choices again and again. The clincher, though, is her relationship with Harry Fielding. Starting from the moment he arrives at her proverbial doorstep, Isabel relives every fear she thought was tucked safely away in the deep dark chamber of her psyche. But after their 13-year marriage disintegrates, the winds of destiny swooshes the chamber door wide open-just when Isabel relinquishes all desire and hope and is standing outside death's door knocking. It is precisely then that life's turning point presents itself. It takes confronting death fearlessly for Isabel to finally wake up. And when she dares to face the truth, it's hope she latches onto. It's hope that sustains her until she could stand up to face the whole of her life. After a lifetime of hell, Isabel finally unveils the truth about life, this truth that had been patiently waiting for discovery all along: Isabel is love.

    • Fiction

Turning Point

Author: Lara Zielinsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944591175
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
View: 9307
It's Hollywood. Actresses hate getting passed over for roles and cold shoulders are common. Petty sniping is part of the fabric of the place, but it takes two to fight. Actress Cassidy Hyland is throwing a birthday party for her son which she hopes will spark a truce with her cold co-star Brenna Lanigan. Instead the encounter becomes the first step of a journey neither woman ever imagined her heart could take: to love another woman. Turning Point explores the struggle of these women caught between what is safe and sure, and what the heart truly wants even if it doesn't understand. Brenna is "just over the hill" by Hollywood standards. She's 41, with two teenage sons, and a second husband back in her Midwest hometown. She has spent from age 18 onward working in theaters, movies, and television, living out roles that other people write. Cassidy is relatively new to the industry. At 32, she came to California after majoring in Literature and Drama in college. She did a little modeling, got small parts, had a child, and escaped her abusive marriage when she landed on "Time Trails."

    • Self-Help

Turning Pro

Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
ISBN: 1936891050
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 1073
The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.

    • Education

America’s Schools at a Turning Point

And how we THE PEOPLE can help shape their future
Author: Corky O'Callaghan
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627871985
Category: Education
Page: 232
View: 3221
The education of America's children is critical to our nation and local communities, but sweeping reforms have left teachers demoralized, children frustrated, and families disenfranchised. America's Schools at a Turning Point: And how we THE PEOPLE can help shape their future is a wake-up call. Author Corky O'Callaghan explains how families and educators can empower their communities to effectively address the growing challenges now facing our public schools and help determine the future of education reform. Ultimately, this is a story about working together and restoring faith and confidence in the American dream.

    • Fiction

The Turning Point

Author: Freya North
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780008163297
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 5527
First published: London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.