Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories-as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It´s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Repp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019099de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you could get all your work done by 6:00 p.m.? Eat dinner with your family every night? Form deep, satisfying relationships? Naturally blend the world of church with your everyday life? Spend hours a week on your hobbies? You can! Making Room for Life reveals how to make all of these things a reality. Not by working faster or having more gadgets, but by simply choosing a lifestyle of conversation, and community over accumulation. Randy Frazee´s practical, motivating insights call you back to the kind of relationships and life rhythms you were created to enjoy. In Making Room for Life, Frazee shows you how and why it´s so important to balance work and play, establish healthy boundaries, deal with children´s activities and homework, bring Jesus to your neighbors, and build authentic bonds with a circle of close friends. Share these insights with those around you and help usher in an amazing transformation: your life and the lives of others blooming, in the midst of the chaos and fragmentation of today´s culture, into communities of purpose and peace. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Frazee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000117de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deepening Community:Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times Paul Born
Life is chaotic. But we can choose to live it differently. It doesn¿t always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the everyday little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. The popular blogger and founder of the internationally recognized Simple Mom online community tells the story of her family¿s ongoing quest to live more simply, fully, and intentionally. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike. Entertaining and compelling - but never shrill or dogmatic - Notes from a Blue Bike invites you to climb on your own bike, pay attention to who you are and what your family needs, and make some important choices. It¿s a risky ride, but it¿s worth it - living your life according to who you really are simply takes a little intention. It¿s never too late. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tsh Oxenreider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000355de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand´s West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the incline, at night, during a storm. No one knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard, Jimmy Cork, as a bedfellow. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself, finding allies and enemies in her struggle to secure a place in this tough and often aggressive community. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Hood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000979de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each death she caused, each life she saved, was its own kind of prayer. Shanti Williams has been saved by the Angel (as Molly Brooks has been called by the citizens of Detroit) twice in her life: once at 16 when the Angel rescued her from a life that would have been a living nightmare, and again when Shanti, as a new vampire, came to her begging for death. Instead, Shanti gained a home, a new family, and purpose. With the Angel gone, and no one knowing when she´ll be back, Shanti is adrift again, but this time, she´s determined to make a life for herself. A good one. A life to be proud of. Detroit´s supernatural community is at a crossroads, chaotic after the departure of the Angel. Amid the chaos, a few vampires are determined to do their part to keep the world safe. And they want Shanti to help. Torn between loyalty to her current team and the desire to learn more about herself, Shanti has to decide how best to use her talents. And her life only gets more complicated the night she saves a gorgeous mortal from certain death at the hands of a vampire. A mortal she can´t get out of her mind, no matter how hard she tries. If only she could use all of her renowned courage to let herself take a chance on happiness. Forever Night is a paranormal romance novella set in the Hidden world. It takes place after the events of Home, Hidden book three. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Quiana Goodrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044151de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.Before he was an actor, Ken Jeong was an honest-to-goodness M.D. Now, in Dr. Ken, the breakout comedy star of The Hangover movies and TV´s Community brings medicine and laughter together as a grumpy and beleaguered doctor whose challenging professional life is outdone only by his chaotic home life, in which his success as a husband and father is brought into question on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
´I will never forget the first time I read Jenny Zhang ... I was stunned, moved and - quite frankly - a little jealous´ Lena Dunham These seven startling stories of family, femininity, sexuality and otherness will plunge you into the tender and chaotic hearts of narrators you won´t easily forget. Centred on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life on the poverty line in 1990s New York City, the stories that make up Sour Heart examine the many ways that family and history can weigh us down, but also lift us up. From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother´s role in the Cultural Revolution, to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins, to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy, these vibrant, raw and powerful stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves. Fuelled by Jenny Zhang´s singular voice and sly humour, Sour Heart introduces a bright new force in literary fiction.
Sadia Shepard grew up in a joyful, chaotic home. Her father, a white American Protestant, and her mother, a Pakistani Muslim, cherished their different backgrounds, and created a household full of stories and storytellers. But at thirteen, Sadia learned that there was one story she had never been told. Her maternal grandmother had not been born a Muslim: she had begun her life as Rachel Jacobs, and belonged to the Bene Israel, a tiny Indian-Jewish community who believe they are descended from one of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Driven by her desire to fill in the missing pieces of her family´s history, Sadia headed to India...
The book conclusively solves problems associated with the control and estimation of nonlinear and chaotic dynamics in ?nancial systems when these are described in the form of nonlinear ordinary di?erential equations. It then addresses problems associated with the control and estimation of ?nancial systems governed by partial di?erential equations (e.g. the Black-Scholes partial differential equation (PDE) and its variants). Lastly it an offers optimal solution to the problem of statistical validation of computational models and tools used to support ?nancial engineers in decision making. The application of state-space models in ?nancial engineering means that the heuristics and empirical methods currently in use in decision-making procedures for ?nance can be eliminated. It also allows methods of fault-free performance and optimality in the management of assets and capitals and methods assuring stability in the functioning of ?nancial systems to be established. Covering the following key areas of ?nancial engineering: (i) control and stabilization of ?nancial systems dynamics, (ii) state estimation and forecasting, and (iii) statistical validation of decision-making tools, the book can be used for teaching undergraduate or postgraduate courses in ?nancial engineering. It is also a useful resource for the engineering and computer science community