Le 1" janvier 2000, Holly Pierlot tapa du poing sur la table de la cuisine et lança rageusement à son mari : " Je n'en peux plus! " Elle s'était laissé dépasser par son travail de mère. Tout était en désordre, le linge sale traînait... Holly, découragée, se sentait incomprise. Impossible de trouver le temps de souffler, de jouer avec ses enfants ou de sortir avec son mari. Aujourd'hui, tout va beaucoup mieux. Sa maison est devenue propre, elle prend le temps de souffler et ses enfants sont plus épanouis. Moins de stress, moins de cris et moins de tâches ménagères. Holly a été libérée de ce qui perturbait son âme et son foyer. Elle passe une heure par jour à prier et trouve du temps chaque soir pour être avec son mari. Elle a opéré ces changements grâce à ce qu'elle appelle sa " règle de vie de mère de famille ", un modèle de vie qui allie la sagesse spirituelle des moines et des moniales à la sagesse pratique d'une maman. La règle ici proposée est bien plus qu'une méthode d'organisation; c'est une façon pour les mères chrétiennes de répondre à l'appel de Dieu à la sainteté. Voulez-vous être une meilleure épouse et une meilleure mère? Avoir une vie mieux réglée? Grandir dans l'union à Dieu? À moins que vous ne soyez déjà désespérée?... En vous fixant une règle personnelle, vous apprendrez à faire régner la paix dans votre maisonnée, à vous rapprocher de Dieu, à aimer davantage votre mari et à élever vos enfants en chrétiens. Dans ces pages pratiques et pleines de sagesse, Holly Pierlot vous montre comment y parvenir.
Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society, an impassioned critique of modern capitalism argues that the countervailing impulses that exist within deep alienation present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. Original.
Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.
The Sweet Cheat Gone (The Fugitive) was written in the year 1930 by Marcel Proust. This book is one of the most popular novels of Marcel Proust, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.
Man & Nature
Author: Elisee Reclus
Publisher: Jura Books
Two essays, first published in 1866, get their first English translation - 'The Impact Of Human Activity On Physical Geography' and 'Concerning The Awareness Of Nature In Modern Society.'
Side by Side
Author: Ed Welch
Written by a prominent biblical counselor with three decades of experience, this practical book aimed at everyday Christians will equip readers with the tools they need to wisely walk alongside one another in the midst of life's struggles.
The Complaint of Peace
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Desiderus Erasmus was one of the greatest scholars of all time. He lived at the time of the Renaissance, in the late 15th to early 16th centuries, a period of profound change, and a time when every European nation managed to go to war with another European nation. "The Complaint of Peace" grew from his reaction to his warlike times. His desire for peace permeates his work. Now, 500 years later, Peace's words still retain their relevance.
In larger freedom
Author: United Nations. Secretary-General
Nonwhite and white, rich and poor, born to an unwed mother or weathering divorce, over half of all children in the current generation will live in a single-parent family--and these children simply will not fare as well as their peers who live with both parents. This is the clear and urgent message of this powerful book. Based on four national surveys and drawing on more than a decade of research, "Growing Up with a Single Parent" sharply demonstrates the connection between family structure and a child's prospects for success. What are the chances that the child of a single parent will graduate from high school, go on to college, find and keep a job? Will she become a teenage mother? Will he be out of school and out of work? These are the questions the authors pursue across the spectrum of race, gender, and class. Children whose parents live apart, the authors find, are twice as likely to drop out of high school as those in two-parent families, one and a half times as likely to be idle in young adulthood, twice as likely to become single parents themselves. This study shows how divorce--particularly an attendant drop in income, parental involvement, and access to community resources--diminishes children's chances for well-being. The authors provide answers to other practical questions that many single parents may ask: Does the gender of the child or the custodial parent affect these outcomes? Does having a stepparent, a grandmother, or a nonmarital partner in the household help or hurt? Do children who stay in the same community after divorce fare better? Their data reveal that some of the advantages often associated with being white are really a function of family structure, and that some of the advantages associated with having educated parents evaporate when those parents separate. In a concluding chapter, McLanahan and Sandefur offer clear recommendations for rethinking our current policies. Single parents are here to stay, and their worsening situation is tearing at the fabric of our society. It is imperative, the authors show, that we shift more of the costs of raising children from mothers to fathers and from parents to society at large. Likewise, we must develop universal assistance programs that benefit low-income two-parent families as well as single mothers. Startling in its findings and trenchant in its analysis, "Growing Up with a Single Parent" will serve to inform both the personal decisions and governmental policies that affect our children's--and our nation's--future.
So Long a Letter
Author: Mariama Bâ
An intense and poised novel in the form of a letter written by Ramatoulaye, who has recently been widowed.
The author, a diocesan director of marriage and family life, answers the questions about human sexuality and marriage that he always encounters in the numerous adult audiences he addresses. He provides thoughtful responses that present Catholic Church teaching in a fresh, thoroughly appealing, and convincing manner.
Doctor at Nagasaki
Author: Masao Shiotsuki
Publisher: Kosei Publishing Company
Thomas Merton on Peace
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Publishers