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Suffer the Children

Suffer the Children

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  • Did you grow up in a fundamental religion such as Christian, Jewish, or Muslim?
  • Were you taught to fear the wrath of God?
  • Were you depressed as a child—a depression that follows you today?

This book is a must-read if you answered yes to any of these questions. You are not alone. Millions of good people suffer the lingering effects of a childhood steeped in fear and self-loathing. Regardless of your current beliefs (believer, agnostic, atheist), you will see yourself or someone you love in these pages.

Suffer the Children: From Fanaticism to Mental Illness starts with the author's own evangelical journey, complete with speaking in tongues, dancing in the spirit, faith healing, and casting out demons. While the traditions of her church may be different from your religious customs, the adverse outcomes on mental health may be the same. More importantly, Ms. Eastwood queried over 200 people about their childhood experiences. She asked each to rate the degree to which they felt loneliness, shame, or childhood depression, The results are not scientific, but they do shed light on common difficulties often experienced by kids in church. For example, 34% of survey takers reported significant to extreme depression from age six through twelve, much higher than the 2.5% reported by some researchers in the general population. Furthermore, fifty percent of respondents said they suffer from current clinical depression as adults.

This book is not a condemnation of any religious faith. The issues she raises are as relevant to Jews and Muslims as to Christians. However, it does question the techniques used to dominate and train children within religious organizations. Ms. Eastwood asserts that raising children steeped in fear creates anxiety, loneliness, shame, and depression. This depression often follows the child into adulthood.

'Tis (USED)

'Tis (USED)

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A #1 New York Times bestseller and the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela's Ashes, this masterpiece from Frank McCourt tells of his American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur.

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.

And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice--his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue--that renders these experiences spellbinding.

When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach--and to write--that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age.

As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

'Tis (USED)

'Tis (USED)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning classic memoir, Angela's Ashes, about McCourt's coming of age as an immigrant in America.

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.

And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this classless country, and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding.

When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should stick to their own kind once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age.

As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny (USED)

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41 (USED)

41 (USED)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.
50 Shades of Life, Love & Laughter; Reflections on Gratitude, Joy , Life's Oddities and a Few Complaints

50 Shades of Life, Love & Laughter; Reflections on Gratitude, Joy , Life's Oddities and a Few Complaints

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As Director of Communications and Program Planning for the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs, Larry Grimaldi wrote more than 600 newspaper columns and feature articles growing older. The columns regularly appeared in the state's daily and weekly magazines. After retiring in 2015, he began his second career as a Lifestyle columnist for PrimeTime magazine. Fifty Shades of Life, Love & Laughter contains many of these columns.

This is Larry's first solo publication. He has also co-written Wandering Across America and Cooking with Mammie with his wife Kathy, and edited the Children's Book, The Adventures of Fanny Pack Ray and the Family Vacation, written by his son, Benjamin Grimaldi.

Larry and Kathy, his wife of 50 years, live in North Providence, Rhode Island.

7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness (USED)

7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness (USED)

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In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known--but not well understood--Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.

Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. This book answers questions like:

  • What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man?
  • What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity?
  • And how can you stand especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?
  • Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled--George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson--call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

    A Blockaded Family (USED)

    A Blockaded Family (USED)

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    This reminiscence of daily life on a Southern plantation during the Civil War was originally published in 1888. Filled with vivid details of everything from methods of making dyes and preparing foods to race relations and the effects of the war, the book is an unusual and beautifully written primary source of Southern life inside the blockade imposed by the Union.
    A Brother's Journey; Surviving a Childhood of Abuse (USED)

    A Brother's Journey; Surviving a Childhood of Abuse (USED)

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    The brother of the bestselling author of A Child Called It reveals the full story of his unspeakable parental abuse.

    A Chance to Serve: A Memoir

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