Renaissance Drama in Action: Martin White
Glasnost in Action (Routledge Revivals):Cultural Renaissance in Russia Alec Nove
We live in dark times. Christians wonder: Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us? Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent? Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no. Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God´s goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science, and medicine. The Christian faith may similarly change the world again today. The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society - if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith. In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future. Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change. Each chapter closes with thought-provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart-felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Neenan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020646/bk_adbl_020646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With eloquent words and a sweeping vision, Starhawk evokes a spirit that calls us to recognize the sacredness of all life - including the Earth itself. In Magic, Vision, and Action, this foremost voice in today´s pagan renaissance and author of the best seller The Spiral Dance opens the gateway to an expanded and socially engaged Earth-based spirituality. Magic, Starhawk says, is created when we learn how to change consciousness. This is the key to accessing the wisdom needed to reverse the current environmental crisis and reclaim our sacred relationship with the Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Starhawk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000920/sp_true_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare is the leading playwright - and probably the leading writer - in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare´s world and tune you into what he calls ´´Shakespeare´s wavelength.´´ As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you´ll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery. Professor Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare´s use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior (such as courtship in Elizabethan England) that arise in his plays. Shakespeare was acutely aware of the importance of history - and not just of events but of ideas. You´ll see how his tragedies and histories are meditations on the changing world around him and of the eternal issues of character and human nature. You´ll journey into a world where actions and ideas intersect and raise profound and unexpected questions, such as how Richard III could be both a classic villain and a Renaissance figure, and whether a man such as Coriolanus can be a hero without a cause or a country. To read Shakespeare is to take a daunting journey into a perpetually undiscovered country that reinvents itself with every visit. But with these lectures, it will become a familiar pleasure. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Saccio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000268/bk_tcco_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Leonardo Da Vinci that can transform your life! Da Vinci was a renaissance man in many guises and roles. In this book, we encourage you to become a renaissance thinker and embrace many roles. Think laterally. See the world in a different way. Challenge your thinking. Provide a balance to your life. Combine the artistic and practical. Each of the lessons is geared to awaken your inner genius, your potential for adventure. Step by step, these creativity lessons will encourage your creativity. In Da Vinci´s quest for truth, he encountered many obstacles. He learned to develop skills to overcome these. Likewise, you have innate abilities that may be developed as coping mechanisms. Be curious. Awaken a thirst for knowledge. Develop an instinct to explore. And delve beneath the surface. Do not be daunted by the prospect of failure. See it as a challenge. By exploring and being curious, Da Vinci became a genius, philosopher, artist, and architect of life. Do not become overwhelmed or sidetracked by minor objectives. Be focused. Da Vinci was single-minded in his quest, and it paid off. And the reality is that his approach was simple. Not complicated. We encourage you to see the connection between things, to learn to link everything. Once you start linking aspects of your life and knowledge, you will start seeing everything as a continuum. In this book, we encourage you to take notes. Like Da Vinci, whose notes were varied and contained instructions on everything, including approaches to creating visual art and painting techniques and everything he encountered, your personal notes may become a stepping stone to reaching your goals. What do you want to achieve? And how can you go about achieving them? Make notes, do mind maps. Make connections. Here´s a preview of what you will learn: Curiosity - a quest and thirst for knowledge Demonstration - le... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050191/bk_acx0_050191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THRILLS, SPILLS, & ROMANCE...YA STYLE! An ancient solid gold cross has been buried seemingly forever. Only Young Chase Baker is brave enough to dig it back up. You know Chase Baker as an adventurer and Renaissance man who loves the ladies but who also loves finding trouble in the form of buried treasure all around the globe. But what was Chase like back when he was a teenager? Turns out, he was a younger version of his adult self. In this, the first short novel in the new Young Chase Baker action & adventure series, Chase teams up with his two best amigos - the skinny, fun loving, Twigs, and the combative but courageous, Baily. At Chase’s urging, the three embark on a late night quest to uncover the Cross of the Last Crusade, which is said to have been buried along with the body of an old Frenchman, Pierre Menands. When Chase’s ´´sort of” girlfriend, the beautiful Monique, joins the hunt, the band of teens face down haunted ghosts, angry cops, a speeding locomotive, rabid dogs, a murderous resurrected crusader, and finally, the zombie reincarnation of Menands himself. For fans of young adult, romantic suspense, alternative history, and action & adventure tales like those created by JR Rain, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Clive Cussler, New York Times and USA Today best-selling ITW Thriller Award winning author, Vincent Zandri, delivers a brand new thriller written for all ages and for everyone who loves a pulse-pounding, fast, edge-of-your-seat listen. Grab your adventure today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122071/bk_acx0_122071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Many Gods to One:Divine Action in Renaissance Epic Tobias Gregory
Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities:A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action: State Minority Health Representatives Leadership Meeting 2004, July 19-21, 2004, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC (Classic Reprint) U. S. Dept. Of Health and Huma Services
Machiavelli cut his political teeth during the Renaissance, a time of intense hatred between Italian city states. Machiavelli was a man of action, a devout patriot. He wrote The Prince to describe how a leader could unite Italy and put a stop to the senseless conflict. This edition includes an addenda and Machiavelli´s biography of Castruccio Castracani: his archetypal prince. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000207/bk_jimc_000207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.