A Piece of Cake - Cupcake Brown


A Piece of Cake

This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake and it begins when, aged eleven, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. But there comes a point in her preteen years - maybe it's the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once - when Cupcake's story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark, deeply disturbing journey through hell.

Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. At just 16 she stumbled into the terrifying world of the gangsta, dealing drugs, hustling and only just surviving a drive-by shooting. Ironically, it was Cupcake's rapid descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine addiction that finally saved her. After one four-day crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and half-dead, she finally realized she had to change her life or die on the streets - another trash-can addict, another sad statistic.

Astonishingly, Cupcake turned her life around and this is her brutally frank, startlingly funny story. Unlike any memoir you will ever read, A Piece of Cake is a redemptive, gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it. It is also the most genuinely affecting rollercoaster ride through hell and back that you will ever take.

The Secret of Childhood - Maria Montessori


The Secret of Childhood

Maria Montessori describes the child with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release his learning potential.

Learning to Silence the Mind: Wellness Through Meditation - Osho


Learning to Silence the Mind: Wellness Through Meditation

The mind, says Osho, has the potential to be enormously creative in dealing with the challenges of everyday life, and the problems of the world in which we live. The difficulty, however, is that instead of using the mind as a helpful servant we have largely allowed it to become the master of our lives. Its ambitions, belief systems, and interpretations rule our days and our nights—bringing us into conflict with minds that are different from ours, keeping us awake at night rehashing those conflicts or planning the conflicts of tomorrow, and disturbing our sleep and our dreams. If only there was a way to switch it off and give it a rest! Finding the switch that can silence the mind—not by force or performing some exotic ritual, but through understanding, watchfulness, and a healthy sense of humor—is meditation. A sharper, more relaxed and creative mind—one that can function at the peak of its unique intelligence—is the potential.The book will include a link to tutorials on OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation.

The Principles and Benefits of Change: Fulfilling Your Purpose in Unsettled Times - Myles Munroe


The Principles and Benefits of Change: Fulfilling Your Purpose in Unsettled Times

Change happens to us. It's measured in gains or losses: you find a spouse or lose a loved one; you receive a promotion or lose a job. Change happens around us. It's marked by natural and social factors: a good harvest, a natural disaster; an economic boom, a stock market plunge.

Change is initiated by us. It's weighed by its outcome: you make a decision that improves your life; you make a choice that shatters your dreams.

Transitional tides-whether personal or cultural-can bring on stress, confusion, and even panic. Only a small percentage of people respond to change in truly effective ways. Yet how we deal with change determines whether it will ultimately be a positive or negative force in our lives. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe explains how we can tap into the positive power of change-no matter what the source of that change-enabling us to thrive while fulfilling our God-given purposes in life.

Gençlerle Başbaşa - Ali Fuad Başgil


Gençlerle Başbaşa

Ali Fuad Başgil´in bu eseri, yayınlandığı günden bu yana defalarca basılmış ve her nesile ayrı ayrı seslenmiştir. Büyük-küçük her insana verdiği ve vermeye devam edeceği şeyler şimdi olduğu gibi, nesiller boyu da devam edecektir.

Kendisinin de belirttiği gibi "Bu kitap, sadece fikri çalışma atölyesinin genç ve tecrübesiz çırakları için faydalı olabilecek bir rehberdir." Gerçi her ne kadar kendisi böyle söylese de, bu kitap genç ve tecrübesiz çıraklara da rehber olmakla beraber, yaşlı ve tecrübeli ustaların da rehberi olabilecek kıvamdadır.

Özellikle, seçilen konuların ve yazarının dostane üslubuyla bu nadide eser, nesillere daima ilham olabilecek yapıdadır. Yine yazarın deyimiyle: "Geleceğin ümidi olan gençleri, bunalımdan, iradesiz ve cesaretsiz yaşamaktan kurtaracak olan bu kitap; başarılı olmanın sırlarını göstermektedir." Bu doğrultuda güzel de bir rehber olacaktır.

Kamus Inggris Indonesia (An English-Indonesian Dictionary) - John M. Echols, Hassan Shadily


Disusun oleh dwiahli dari Amerika Serikat, John M. Echols, dan dari Indonesia, Hassan Shadily, KAMUS LENGKAP ini diperkaya dengan:
- puluhan ribu entri atau kata kepala,
- tulisan fonetis yang mendampingi setiap entri untuk mengetahui cara membaca kata yang bersangkutan,
- penjelasan kelas kata,
- tambahan penjelasan arti kata yang bersangkutan dalam disiplin ilmu tertentu, serta
- contoh pemakaian kata dalam kalimat yagn sungguh memadai untuk mempermudah pemahaman.

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires - Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Timothy J. Winter


Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires

The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice. Only by a powerful effort of will can the sincere worshipper achieve the purity of soul which enables him to attain God's proximity.

This translation of two chapters from The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din) details the sophisticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam. In the first step, On Disciplining the Soul, which cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured. In the second part, Breaking the Two Desires, he focusses on the question of gluttony and sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that 'the best of all matters is the middle way'.

The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali's ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics. The work will prove of special interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam.

Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship - Joshua Harris


Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship

Purpose Driven Romance

The last thing singles want is more rules. But if you’re looking for an intentional, God-pleasing game plan for finding a future spouse, Joshua Harris delivers an appealing one. A compelling new foreword, an all-new “8 Great Courtship Conversations” section, and updated material throughout makes this five-year revision of the original Boy Meets Girl a must-have! Harris illustrates how biblical courtship—a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating—worked for him and his wife. Boy Meets Girl presents an inspiring, practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they may be serious about.

Are you ready for “romance with purpose”?

If you’re fed up with self-centered relationships that end in disillusionment, it’s time to rethink romance. Finding the loving, committed relationship you want shouldn’t mean throwing away your hopes, your integrity, or your heart.

In Boy Meets Girl, Joshua Harris —the guy who kissed dating goodbye—makes the case for courtship. As old-fashioned as it might sound, courtship is what modern day relationships desperately need. Think of it as romance chaperoned by wisdom, cared for by community, and directed by God’s Word.

Filled with inspiring stories from men and women who have rediscovered courtship, Boy Meets Girl is honest, romantic, and refreshingly biblical. Keep God at the center of your relationship as you discover how to:

   • Set a clear course for your romance
   • Get closer without compromise
   • Find support in a caring community
   • Deal with past sexual sin
   • Make the right decisions about your future

New! Courtship Conversations
Eight ideas for great dates that will help grow and guide your relationship.

Story Behind the Book

“I wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye to challenge singles to drop the worldly approach to serial dating and reconsider the way they pursued romance in light of God’s Word. Since then, I’ve received letters asking questions like, So, what comes between friendship and marriage? and, How can you know when you are ready for marriage? Boy Meets Girl answers those questions. Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful. If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship…right to that wonderful moment when you kneel together at the altar.” — Joshua Harris

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