The Opposite of Love

The Opposite of Love


Author : Julie Buxbaum
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ISBN : 9780385341226
Pages : 306 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (341 users)

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Ending her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, successful, twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Pratt is struggling to deal with the sense of emptiness she hides behind a zany, independent facade, and as the holiday season approaches, she begins to feel that her entire world--her family, her job, and her life--is unraveling. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.


The Opposite Of Love

The Opposite Of Love


Author : Julie Buxbaum
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1407034316
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (47 users)

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When feisty and successful Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can't explain to herself, let alone her closest friends, why she did it. And whilst Emily contemplates whether she has made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel. She is assigned - by a boss who can't keep his hands to himself - to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests, and there's something wrong with Grandpa Jack, the person she cares most about in the world... As Emily finally begins to take control of her life and come to terms with issues she didn't even know she had, she realizes that perhaps what she wants has been there all along...


A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life


Author : Warren D. TenHouten
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134229070
Pages : 423 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive sociology of the emotions supersedes the major theoretical perspectives developed in the sociology of emotions by showing primary emotions to be adaptive reactions to fundamental problems of life which have evolved into elementary social relationships and which can predict occurrences of the entire spectrum of primary, complex secondary, and tertiary emotions. Written by leading social theorist Warren D. TenHouten, this book presents an encyclopaedic classification of the emotions, describing forty-six emotions in detail, and presenting a general multilevel theory of emotions and social life. The scope of coverage of this key work is highly topical and comprehensive, and includes the development of emotions in childhood, symbolic elaboration of complex emotions, emotions management, violence, and cultural and gender differences. While primary emotions have clearly defined valences, this theory shows that complex emotions obey no algebraic law and that all emotions have both creative and destructive potentialities.


Through a Mirror, Brightly

Through a Mirror, Brightly


Author : Raymond Comeau
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 9781465321657
Pages : 135 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (321 users)

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The articles in this book are plain and simple and practical. They reflect the transformative experience of practicing the Lessons of A Course In Miracles. They demonstrate a mind awakening from the dream to the experience of the Peace of God. This awakening is expressed through poems, songs, a Shakespearian sonnet, sonnets from the Course, a “Star Trek” episode, excerpts from a Socratic dialogue, and stories of direct personal experience. What is unique about this book is that it offers the reader opportunities to experience a shift in his own mind. Each article engages the reader by addressing his perceptual, dreaming mind, inviting him to participate in experiencing the alternative to his dreaming. By entering in, the reader can experience a shift from dreaming to awakening to the True Reality of his own Identity.


The Prudence of Love

The Prudence of Love


Author : Eric J. Silverman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0739139320
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (739 users)

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The Prudence of Love focuses upon the intersection of philosophical, theological, and psychological issues related to love. Eric Silverman defends an account of love derived from the views of Thomas Aquinas and argues that love provides numerous psychological and relational benefits that increase the lover's happiness. Furthermore, he argues that love is beneficial according to all major contemporary accounts of happiness.


God of Love and God of Reason

God of Love and God of Reason


Author : David R. Mason
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1498229735
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

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These homilies, lectures, and essays vigorously champion the author's conviction that it is reasonable to believe in a God of "pure unbounded love" and, also, that the best religion is a reasonable religion. That is, "the God of Love" is "the God of Reason" and, as a seventeenth-century Cambridge preacher put it, "If you would be religious, be rational in your religion." Thus, these essays challenge both the New Atheists and Fundamentalists, who are twins like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. And they aim, positively, to unpack the meaning and implications of Jesus' dictum: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."


My Blue Suede Shoes

My Blue Suede Shoes


Author : Tracy Price-Thompson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1439187460
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

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A powerful collection of novellas by four leading African-American women writers, each tackling the terror of domestic violence. In Other People’s Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with writers Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, took on intra-racial prejudice. The second book in their successful Sister4Sister Empowerment Series once again offers hope and healing, this time from the nightmare of abuse. In Desiree Cooper’s Breakin’ It Down, a highly successful talk show host, haunted by the abandonment and self-loathing she felt as a child, is shocked to find herself inflicting the same abuse she experienced on her seven-year-old daughter. Tracy Price-Thompson’s Brotherly Love goes deep into the disturbing relationship between a beautiful, accomplished teenage girl and the seemingly dutiful brother who raised her after their parents’ death. TaRessa Stovall’s Breakin’ Dishes reveals the turmoil behind the scenes of a picture-perfect marriage as an angry wife beats her cheating husband. And in Elizabeth Atkins’s The Wrong Side of Mr. Right, an outwardly beaming bride-to-be comes to terms with the inner turmoil brought on by her emotionally abusive fiancé. In all four novellas, redemption and hope appear when a pair of blue suede shoes enters each woman’s life, helping her to overcome her challenges and stop the cycle of abuse. A raw, engaging, and enlightening collection from beginning to end, My Blue Suede Shoes is as informative as it is entertaining.


The Complex Vision

The Complex Vision


Author : John Cowper Powys
Publisher : DigiCat
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Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (859 users)

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.


You Can Master Your Fear

You Can Master Your Fear


Author : Magdalena Scopelitis
Publisher : BalboaPress
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ISBN : 1452551847
Pages : 396 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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Be the master of your fear and you can rule over your life. Fear is the only obstacle between you and your dreams, between you and what you most love. So says Archangel Raphael, who, in this series of channelings, unravels the mysteries of fear and, through its darkest paths, guides you step by step up to the glade of love. He helps you tear away fears masks one by one till you come to know its real face; only then does he teach you the ways to transmute it into love, thus eliminating its disastrous implications. According to Archangel Raphael, fear shows that somewhere in the deepest part of your being, you have chosen hatred versus love, and your life cannot have real meaning. Only when your fear is transformed can real life happen to you. The end of your fear will signal the beginning of your life. Until that day comes, you will have just lived in a lie, in an illusion. I am only asking you to give me your fear, Archangel Raphael adds, and I will give back to you your love, the most precious gift you ever had.


The Hypothetical Girl

The Hypothetical Girl


Author : Elizabeth Cohen
Publisher : Other Press, LLC
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ISBN : 1590515838
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (59 users)

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Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love. With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. The Hypothetical Girl captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.


Works of Love

Works of Love


Author : Robert L. Perkins
Publisher : Mercer University Press
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ISBN : 9780865546851
Pages : 378 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (546 users)

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"To claim that Works of Love is an important philosophical essay is to assume hazardous burden of proof. The book's title is an allusion to the Bible's injunction that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves, a far cry, far instance, from Diotoma's ladder of erotic desire up which we climb from the love of bodies until we catch a vision of that "single sea of beauty," beauty itself (Plato, Symposium). This contrast, given that some of some of our neighbors may not be particularly likable or one may even be a determined enemy, suggests immediately to some that a book with such an obviously religious title must be excessively moralistic and, at best, full of sermon helps for the harried clergy or, at worst, laden with rules for the unlearned laity. A casual perusal of a few paragraphs, however, shows these "put-down" views of the book to be unfounded"--


how to love and keep loving

how to love and keep loving


Author : Napoleon Nalcot
Publisher : Napoleon Nalcot
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Pages : 106 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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There are ways to become a better lover. There are ways you can learn about how to love, become more loving, and continue to give the best version of the love you can share. This book contains the homespun wisdom and insights of Napoleon Nalcot, structured as poems (mostly of which are modified couplets), in an attempt to put together the elements that, as he believes, can form and complete the pattern on how to love and continue to love. However, it's not a one-size-fits-all manual on how to love someone and keep on loving that same person since each person has different levels of needs to express love and affection, as well as having a different level of understanding of the subject. But some specific ideas that are being discussed in this book may be most helpful for some people. You may disagree with some of what the author is trying to convey in this book, but if you ever decide to give it a try—for what this knowing how to love and keep on loving can offer—then here’s hoping that this book can serve its purpose well in you. May this book find its way resting in the bosom of so many people to serve its purpose in them as well—a gift to those who read and internalize its contents.


You Can Avoid Physical Death

You Can Avoid Physical Death


Author : Robert E. Pettit
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595634257
Pages : 349 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

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There is a place you can go that is free from sickness, crime, and war. That place is not here on this Earth. Instead, it is on the "New Earth." And you can choose to obtain a new body and go there. Drawing upon thirty-three years of University research and fifteen years of "Subtle Energy" manipulations Dr. Pettit discusses relationships between life sciences and spirituality. By understanding the concept "ask and you can receive" he outlines the questions to ask and your responsibilities to create a new body for ascending to the "New Earth" around 2012. Ascension is available for those who choose to move out of duality consciousness with suffering and pain into a new reality of Unity Consciousness with unfathomed joy and peace. Dr. Pettit explains how you can achieve this incredible gift with the following concepts. * Making a choice to ascend with your physical body * Knowing who you are and why you are on Earth * Shifting your dimensional state of consciousness * Avoiding fear, accept change, understand time-space * Releasing false beliefs, sickness, and pain * Understand your Mer-Ka-Ba Energy Field * Universal Laws related to your spirituality * The End Times, "The Shift," and Photon Belt


Love and Hate

Love and Hate


Author : David Mann
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9781583911419
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (911 users)

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Explores the origins of love and hate from infancy and how they develop through the life cycle.


Miscellaneous Sermons

Miscellaneous Sermons


Author : James Parsons
Publisher :
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ISBN :
Pages : 748 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (445 users)

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Reflection on the Death of a Porcupine

Reflection on the Death of a Porcupine


Author : D.H. Lawrence
Publisher : Rosetta Books
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ISBN : 0795351526
Pages : 555 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (795 users)

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This collection of essays by the author of Lady Chatterley’s Loverpresents his musings on literature, politics and philosophy in a newly restored text. Though D. H. Lawrence was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, his works were severely corrupted by the stringent house-styling of printers and the intrusive editing of timid publishers. A team of scholars at Cambridge University Press has worked for more than thirty years to restore the definitive texts of D. H. Lawrence in The Cambridge Editions. Between 1915–1925, D. H. Lawrence wrote a series of “philosophicalish” essays covering topics ranging from politics to nature, and from religion to education. Varying in tone from lighthearted humor to spiritual meditation, they all share the underlying themes of Lawrence’s mature work: “Be thyself.” As far as possible, the editors of the Cambridge Editions series have restored these essays to their original form as Lawrence wrote them. A discussion of the history of each essay is provided, and several incomplete and unpublished essays are reproduced in an appendix.


Be Good and Do Good

Be Good and Do Good


Author : Bernard V. Brady
Publisher : Orbis Books
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ISBN : 1608335194
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

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