• Biography & Autobiography

Won by Love


Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418561797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
View: 2633
In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion" of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much pain, so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever.

    • Social Science

Won by Love

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade, Speaks Out for the Unborn as She Shares Her New Conviction for Life
Author: Norma McCorvey,Gary Lee Thomas
Publisher: Nelsonword Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780785272373
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 1725
Tells how the author, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, became a Christian and reversed her position as a spokeswoman for the pro-choice movement

    • Political Science

I am Roe

my life, Roe v. Wade, and freedom of choice
Author: Norma McCorvey,Andy Meisler
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
View: 6291
The author, alias Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the case that established the legality of abortion, recounts the situation that led her to the Supreme Court and discusses her life in the twenty years since the controversial decision. $20,000 ad/promo.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780920668375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7281
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Under the Old Oaks

Or, Won by Love. by the Author of 'Little Hazel'
Author: Matilda Horsburgh
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781358253867
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 648
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    • Law

Abuse of Discretion

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
Author: Clarke D. Forsythe
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036926
Category: Law
Page: 477
View: 581
Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices’ papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women’s health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973? Answering those questions is the aim of this book. The controversy over the abortion decisions has hardly subsided, and the reasons why are to be found in the Justices’ deliberations in 1971-1972 that resulted in the unprecedented decision they issued. Discuss Abuse of Discretion on Twitter using hashtag #AbuseOfDiscretion.

    • Fiction

The History of Love: A Novel


Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393328627
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
View: 6809
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

    • Sports & Recreation

Scorecasting

The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
Author: Tobias Moskowitz,L. Jon Wertheim
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307591808
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 278
View: 1870
A behavioral economist and a veteran Sports Illustrated writer analyze hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage" and the overpayment of athletic talent. Reprint.

    • Young Adult Fiction

From Twinkle, with Love


Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481495429
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4163
“Utterly charming.” —NPR “Cinematic.” —Teen Vogue “Funny and sweet.” —Buzzfeed Three starred reviews for this charming romantic comedy about an aspiring teen filmmaker who finds her voice and falls in love, from the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi. Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2. When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil. Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough? Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

    • Fiction

Redeeming Love

A Novel
Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1601422881
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 1099
A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!

    • Biography & Autobiography

Unplanned

The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-opening Journey Across the Life Line
Author: Abby Johnson,Cindy Lambert
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414396546
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 3363
Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby's story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now updated with a new chapter covering the latest events in Abby's journey, in the news, and in changing legislation . . . and revealing the impact Abby's story has had in the most surprising places.

    • Fiction

The Forty Rules of Love

A Novel of Rumi
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101189948
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3713
In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

    • Fiction

Love in the Time of Cholera


Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 893
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

    • Fiction

Love's Labor's Won


Author: Christopher G. Nuttall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606193082
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 6255
The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire... when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all... Praise for Lessons in Etiquette ..".Emily and Alassa are strong female heroes, remaining composed in the face of danger and asserting themselves when necessary. The book speaks to those who wonder how much developed nations should interfere in the cultivation of a developing society...." San Francisco Book Review.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Love


Author: Matt de la Peña
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524740926
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 4928
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving."—People "Everything that can be called love -- from shared joy to comfort in the darkness -- is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly honest picture book."—The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice / Staff Picks From the Book Review “Lyrical and sensitive, ‘Love’ is the sort of book likely to leave readers of all ages a little tremulous, and brimming with feeling.”—The Wall Street Journal From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all. "In the beginning there is light and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed and the sound of their voices is love. ... A cab driver plays love softly on his radio while you bounce in back with the bumps of the city and everything smells new, and it smells like life." In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

    • Seventh-Day Adventists

The Desire of Ages


Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Seventh-Day Adventists
Page: 866
View: 2766

    • Religion

Compelled by Love

The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living
Author: Ed Stetzer,Philip Nation
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 1596692278
Category: Religion
Page: 220
View: 2232
Trusted missiologist Ed Stetzer and coauthor and pastor Philip Nation bring missional thinking to everyday believers in Compelled by Love. The 2008-2009 emphasis book for WMU, a million-member missions nonprofit organization, Compelled by Love is a basic theology-and-application platform to help believers understand what missional living is all about--that is, our calling to love others.

    • Religion

Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Author: Bob Goff,Donald Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400203759
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 5807
Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.

    • History

Men's Lives


Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819701
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 9934
An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices--humorous, bitter and bewildered--are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore.