gifts

Book Title : 13 Gifts
Author : Wendy Mass
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 341
ISBN : 9780545310031
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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When soon-to-be-13 Tara spends her summer with her bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls as punishment for a stunt-gone-wrong, she decides that it's time to break out of her shell. By the author of A Mango-Shaped Space. 50,000 first printing.

Book Title : Final Gifts
Author : Maggie Callanan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2012-02-14
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9781451677294
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

Book Title : One Thousand Gifts
Author : Ann Voskamp
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2011-01-04
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780310412359
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!

Book Title : Book of Gifts and Rarities
Author : Aḥmad ibn al-Rashīd Ibn al-Zubayr
Publisher : Harvard CMES
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 535
ISBN : 0932885136
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This work is a translation and study of a ninth- through fifteenth-century manuscript, a selection from a medieval book, "Kitab al-Hadaya wa al-Tuhaf" (Book of Gifts and Rarities), edited by M. Hamidullah. The manuscript furnishes a wealth of varied information offering insights into the period immediately preceding Islam and extending through the first four centuries of Islamic rule. The book provides valuable information on "gifts" exchanged on various occasions between Islamic rulers and their foreign counterparts. "Rarities" form a part of the gifts; some of them are marvels, others are mythical. The manuscript is an invaluable source of information in many fields. It abounds with technical references and details in various areas of Islamic art, which renders it unique as a reference. The extensive detailed treatment, in the context of the overall material culture, provides a particularly rich source of information for those working both in the specific field of Islamic art and in that of Islamic culture as a whole.

Book Title : Gifts from the Heart
Author : Randy Fujishin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 136
ISBN : 0742525023
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Helps learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Grounded in specific, manageable, and directed activities designed to immediately enhance relationships.

Book Title : Dangerous Gifts
Author : Deborah Lyons
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release Date : 2012-06-01
Pages : 182
ISBN : 9780292742765
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Deianeira sends her husband Herakles a poisoned robe. Eriphyle trades the life of her husband Amphiaraos for a golden necklace. Atreus’s wife Aerope gives away the token of his sovereignty, a lamb with a golden fleece, to his brother Thyestes, who has seduced her. Gifts and exchanges always involve a certain risk in any culture, but in the ancient Greek imagination, women and gifts appear to be a particularly deadly combination. This book explores the role of gender in exchange as represented in ancient Greek culture, including Homeric epic and tragedy, non-literary texts, and iconographic and historical evidence of various kinds. Using extensive insights from anthropological work on marriage, kinship, and exchange, as well as ethnographic parallels from other traditional societies, Deborah Lyons probes the gendered division of labor among both gods and mortals, the role of marriage (and its failure) in transforming women from objects to agents of exchange, the equivocal nature of women as exchange-partners, and the importance of the sister-brother bond in understanding the economic and social place of women in ancient Greece. Her findings not only enlarge our understanding of social attitudes and practices in Greek antiquity but also demonstrate the applicability of ethnographic techniques and anthropological theory to the study of ancient societies.

Book Title : Princely Gifts and Papal Treasures
Author : Lauren Arnold
Publisher :
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 239
ISBN : 9780967062808
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Book Title : Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature
Author : N.K. Rollason
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-07-15
Pages : 212
ISBN : 9781317128205
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Both clothing and gifts in the ancient world have separately been the subject of much scholarly discussion because they were an integral part of Greek and Roman society and identity, creating and reinforcing the relationships which kept a community together, as well as delineating status and even symbolising society as a whole. They have, however, rarely been studied together despite the prevalence of clothing gifts in many ancient texts. This book addresses a gap in scholarship by focusing on gifts of elite male clothing in late antique literature in order to show that, when they appeared in texts, these items were not only functioning in an historical or 'real-life' sphere but also as a literary space within which authors could discuss ideas of social relationships and authority. This book suggests that authors used items which usually formed part of the costume of authority of the period - the trabea of the consul, the chlamys of the imperial court and the emperor, and the pallium of the Christian bishops - to 'over-write' wearers and donors as confident figures of 'official' authority when this may have been open to doubt.

Book Title : Gifts
Author : Kathryn Lynard Soper
Publisher :
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 292
ISBN : 1890627852
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of personal stories from mothers of children with Down Syndrome.

Book Title : Global Gifts
Author : Giorgio Riello
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-12-28
Pages :
ISBN : 9781108415507
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Global Gifts considers the role that the circulation of material culture played in the establishment of early modern global diplomacy.