#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Author R. J. Palacio
Isbn 037589988X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-14
Pages 320
Language English
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In Balanced Wonder, Jan B. W. Pedersen digs deep into the alluring topic of wonder, in dialogue with Neo-Aristotelian philosophers, arguing that the experience of wonder, when balanced, serves as a strong contributor to human flourishing.

Author Jan B. W. Pedersen
Isbn 149858778X
Genre Philosophy
Year 2019-10-15
Pages 244
Language English
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Jane Timmons has two weeks to . . . 1. Keep her distance from her sexy boss, the once famous pop singer, Damon Suarez. 2. Stay firm. No kissing allowed! 3. And not let Damon know she loves him. Damon Suarez has two weeks to . . . 1. Convince Jane to not quit. 2. Stage a comeback and be more than a one hit wonder. 3. Win Jane's heart--no matter what it takes. Keywords: romance, novella, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, rock star, music, boss and secretary, New York City

Author Elyssa Patrick
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Genre Fiction
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 82
Language English
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This book presents a study of the various feelings of awe and wonder experienced by astronauts during space flight. It summarizes the results of two experimental, interdisciplinary studies that employ methods from neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology and simulation technology, and it argues for a non-reductionist approach to cognitive science.

Author Shaun Gallagher,Bruce Janz,Lauren Reinerman,Jörg Trempler,Patricia Bockelman
Isbn 1137496053
Genre Philosophy
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 195
Language English
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WONDER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 8 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement—and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. In Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after Wonder ends. Mr. Browne's essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each day of the year—drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills. There’s something for everyone here, with words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho—and over 100 readers of Wonder who sent R. J. Palacio their own precepts.

Author R. J. Palacio
Isbn 0553509039
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 480
Language English
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A part of DC Rebirth! New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.

Author Greg Rucka
Isbn 1401277772
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 168
Language English
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The dust may have settled in Smallville after Superman's encounter with Doomsday, but the Man of Steel did not escape unscathed: infected by Doomsday's toxic virus, Superman is slowly turning into a greater threat to Earth than the alien monster ever was. Soon the plague that affected Clark Kent's hometown has spread to Metropolis, and the new "Super Doom" is leaving a path of destruction across the planet. Wonder Woman alone believes her partner can still be saved - will she be proven right, or will she be forced to do the unthinkable in order to save the world? Writer Charles Soule and artist Tony S. Daniel lead an all-star creative team in SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: WAR AND PEACE, chronicling the world's most powerful couple as they face down Doomsday! Collects issues #8-12, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1.

Author Charles Soule
Isbn 1401257461
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2015-03-24
Pages N.A
Language English
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A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims with moments such as these, in which the prosaic rubs up against the marvelous. While it is a truism that the period's literature is distinguished by its realism and air of probability, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that wonder is integral to—rather than antithetical to—the developing techniques of novelistic fiction. Positioning its reader on the cusp between recognition and estrangement, between faith and doubt, modern fiction hinges upon wonder. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder unfolds its new account of fiction's rise through surprising readings of classic early novels—from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey—and brings to attention lesser-known works, most notably Rudolf Raspe's Baron Munchausen's Narrative of His Marvellous Travels. In this bold new account, the eighteenth century bears witness not to the world's disenchantment but rather to wonder's relocation from the supernatural realm to the empirical world, providing a reevaluation not only of how we look back at the Enlightenment, but also of how we read today.

Author Sarah Tindal Kareem
Isbn 0191003123
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-10-23
Pages 288
Language English
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Recapture the joy of being a child and apply it to your relationship with God. Ask the difficult questions about faith, then just take Jesus at His word. Includes discussion guide.

Author Michael Yaconelli
Isbn 1615214364
Genre Religion
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 176
Language English
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The Wonder Stories are the perfect way to improve the reading comprehension of reluctant readers and those who are reading below grade level.

The engaging stories will appeal to all age groups and will instantly capture the reader’s attention with “I Wonder…” questions such as: “What are hiccups?” “What is a tornado?” and “What is a mirage?” These high-interest questions motivate the student to read further and discover the surprising answers.

Following each story, comprehension activities focus on the following basic skills: finding the main idea, finding a fact, locating an answer, inference, vocabulary, reading for details, word analysis, and more!

Author Remedia Publications
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Genre Comprehension
Year 2008
Pages 32
Language English
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Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages explores the response by medieval society to tales of marvels and the supernatural, which ranged from firm belief to outright rejection, and asks why the believers believed, and why the skeptical disbelieved. Despite living in a world whose structures more often than not supported belief, there were still a great many who disbelieved, most notably scholastic philosophers who began a polemical programme against belief in marvels. Keagan Brewer reevaluates the Middle Ages’ reputation as an era of credulity by considering the evidence for incidences of marvels, miracles and the supernatural and demonstrating the reasons people did and did not believe in such things. Using an array of contemporary sources, he shows that medieval responders sought evidence in the commonality of a report, similarity of one event to another, theological explanations and from people with status to show that those who believed in marvels and miracles did so only because the wonders had passed evidentiary testing. In particular, he examines both emotional and rational reactions to wondrous phenomena, and why some were readily accepted and others rejected. This book is an important contribution to the history of emotions and belief in the Middle Ages.

Author Keagan Brewer
Isbn 1317430352
Genre History
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 236
Language English
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Structured to introduce the reader into all aspects of the philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann (1882-1950), this book aims to stimulate further interest into his thought. Once considered the most studious and systematic of all the German philosophers of the twentieth-century, this prolific author has been nearly forgotten. For many years a student and an admirer of Hartmann's work, Cicovacki argues that a closer look into Hartmann's ontologically and axiologically oriented philosophy contains a promise of a vital philosophical orientation, especially with regard to our understanding of the nature, place, and role of humanity in the larger world. "The Analysis of Wonder" - Hartmann's own definition of philosophy - is an invitation to the readers to challenge their preconceived and self-interested notions of reality in order to relearn to appreciate the always changing and conflicting world, in all of its complexity, richness, and sublimity.

Author Predrag Cicovacki
Isbn 1623569745
Genre Philosophy
Year 2014-01-30
Pages 184
Language English
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Taken for Wonder focuses on nineteenth-century travelogues authored by Iranians in Europe and argues for a methodological shift in the way scholars interpret travel writing.

Author Naghmeh Sohrabi
Isbn 0199829713
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-05-17
Pages 192
Language English
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What Noam Chomsky did for political commentary, and Stephen Hawking did for cosmology, Donald Harman Akenson does for the Bible and its interpreters, and the resulting conclusions are just as astounding. Surpassing Wonder illuminates how the greatest cultural artifacts of our civilization are related to one another and constitute the very core of our consciousness. With biting irreverence for denominational prejudices and the pretensions of academics, Akenson renews our sense of awe before these religious works. He challenges received doctrines, arguing that the ancient Jews were indeed idol worshippers and that Saint Paul did not believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth or in the virgin birth. With wit, elegance, and clarity Surpassing Wonder makes the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Talmuds of the Rabbis accessible to all and shows they can be understood only in relation to each other and against their specific historical settings. Akenson argues that each of the great texts must be considered as the product of a single author and thus as a religious invention - that is, as a self-consciously formed unity rather than an anthology of disparate works. He also argues that the great inventor of the Hebrew scriptures should be credited with constructing the very concept of narrative history and thus the foundations of Western civilization. Using a rich and imagistic language that combines tractor mechanics, Winnie-the-Pooh, and architecture with analogies from astronomy, evolutionary biology, and economics, Akenson brings about nothing less than a radical reformation of how to think about the sacred texts. He restores their spiritual power through a just appreciation of the achievement of their authors while leaving readers to decide for themselves on the presence of a "guiding hand." Surpassing Wonder is a penetrating study of the historian's craft and a brilliant exposé of how theologians and biblical scholars abuse historical reasoning and evidence in their treatment of the sacred texts. Just as a previous reformation cast out the priestly intercessors, so Akenson casts the scholars out of the temple and lets readers in to see the texts anew. In so doing he reinvests religion with meaning for a contemporary world and shows us how Western civilization was created not by the Greeks of Athens or the patricians of Rome but by the desert worshippers of Yahweh.

Author Donald Harman Akenson
Isbn 0773568417
Genre Bibles
Year 2001-07-09
Pages 670
Language English
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The unforgettable bestseller Wonder has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Countless fans have asked R. J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We’re All Wonders, she makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children. Praise for Wonder: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Top 100 Bestseller An Indie Bestseller A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection A Washington Post Best Kids’ Book A Parents Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An NPR Outstanding Backseat Book Club Pick An Entertainment Weekly 10 Great Kids’ Books Selection A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice An E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Bank Street Best Book of the Year An IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Christopher Award Winner “A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” —The Wall Street Journal “A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” —Entertainment Weekly “Rich and memorable.” —The New York Times Book Review “Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.” —Slate.com “A glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness.” —The Huffington Post “Endearing, enduring Auggie and his family and friends will find a place in the hearts of readers and prompt reflection on how we treat others.” —The Washington Post

Author R. J. Palacio
Isbn 1524766518
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 32
Language English
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Writing has taken over my life.. in a good way. My thoughts continually are geared towards my next song. Sometimes I get a few lines in my head when I am driving and I have to pull over the car and write them down! No matter where I am, I get the urge to write. I could be talking to a neighbor, or be in the middle of mass at church and a word or phrase will pop into my head and whoa! -a new song is born! More than anything I love, love, love, the peace of mind songwriting allows me to have. Most of my lyrics take me 15 to 30 minutes to write. There was a time when I was writing 6-8 lyrics in a day. Sometimes I would sit there and stare at my pencil asking why did you stop? I swear at times the pencil kept moving like I wasnt even thinking of what to write. This is my first edition. I hope to continue with future editions as I am still writing new songs everyday. Someday I hope to put my lyrics to my own music and I recently started taking piano lessons. Hey, we all know life is a learning process; a learning curve, we need to experience the turns with the ride! I wish you all success with this book and look forward to seeing some of you with me when it comes to award times!

Author Saverio
Isbn 1456887734
Genre Music
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 397
Language English
File format PDF

A classic resource, The MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study. Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work of more than 35 years to create the most comprehensive study Bible available. No other study Bible does such a thorough job of explaining the historical context, unfolding the meaning of the text, and making it practical for your life. Features include: 125-page concordance, including people and places More than 20,000 study notes, charts, maps, outlines, and articles from Dr. John MacArthur Overview of Theology Index to Key Bible Doctrines Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles MacArthur Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.8 million

Author John F. MacArthur
Isbn 141859010X
Genre Bibles
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 2208
Language English
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The DASH diet, far from being a fad diet, was actually developed by the US National Institutes of Health as a way for some patients to have a lowered blood pressure without having to take medications. The word DASH comes from “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” but it does so much more. It has been studied extensively and found that not only does the DASH diet lower blood pressure but it lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, heart failure, diabetes and kidney stones. Weight loss is practically inevitable if you follow the DASH diet, which is another boost. Not only do you get healthier but you get thinner as well. In "The Wonder of DASH Diet", you will learn: - Exactly what is the DASH Diet - truth & myths - What is hypertension and what are the effects of diet on hypertension - How does the DASH Diet help lowering your blood pressure? - How to get started with the DASH eating plan? - How to follow DASH diet when you are eating out? - How to set your DASH goals - How to apply DASH diet as part of a weight loss program - Easy-to-make, delicious DASH diet recipes for breakfast, lunch, & dinner - A 7-day DASH diet meal plan that anyone can follow - And much more...

Author Annabel W. Williams
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Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2015-03-18
Pages 100
Language English
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Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Theology) The Bible begins and ends with God dwelling with his people--from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the great multitude in the New Jerusalem. At each step, God gathered his people together: to speak to them, hear from them and change them to be more like him. God assembling his people, whom he loves, is what the Bible calls church. The church should aspire to be a vibrant, loving, risk-everything people who are passionately committed to living out the values of God's Word and looking forward to the new creation. Churches and their pastors and leaders need to hear what the Bible says about who they are and what they are to do. Chris Green takes "the message of the church" to mean three things. First, the church has a message, which is that God has saved his people through Christ. Second, the church is the created and saved result of that message. Finally, the church is a message. He has saved broken people like us, and by belonging to his people we are trying to respond to him in the ways he requires. Green's stimulating and insightful exposition begins with a survey of the church "from eternity, to Eden, to exodus, to exile, to eternity," and then focuses on various dimensions of the church's life and ministry, including its worship, unity, maturity, servants, gifts, holiness, boundaries and future.

Author Christopher Green
Isbn 0830879641
Genre Religion
Year 2014-02-03
Pages 335
Language English
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