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So Big

Author : Edna Ferber
ISBN : 9780062314222
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber's greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago. It is the unforgettable story of Selina Peake DeJong, a gambler's daughter, and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity and her sanity in the face of marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. A brilliant literary masterwork from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and admired writers, the remarkable So Big still resonates with its unflinching view of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success.

A Dream So Big

Author : Steve Peifer
ISBN : 9780310587156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in thirty-five national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at twenty rural African schools. Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America’s high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990’s when, in 1997, he and his wife Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby “incompatible with life.” The Peifers only spent 8 days with baby Stephen before he died. Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy—drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn’t arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service.

The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561583768
Genre : House & Home
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Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.

Dream So Big

Author : Christopher B.Pearman
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With my father, what you see is what you get. He doesn't pretend to be some kind of guru, and he doesn't believe he did everything right (which he didn't, despite how hard he tried). But he's definitely confident about what he knows, and eloquent in the way he puts it across. I urge you to put his lessons to the test with your kid, and see how far they'll take you both. I think, once you start reading, you're going to find my dad's confidence and enthusiasm contagious. When I look back now, I remember my father was always focused. Always firm. Always loving. Always thinking about the future. It was kind of like he was always searching for the right way, the most successful way to do things. Make no mistake about it, he was always making sure I watched my p's and q's. I mean always: morning, noon, and night. Without that love and discipline, I would never have gotten to where I am today. You certainly would not have ever heard of Raven-Symon?. Raven-Symon?January 2010 While so many talented and ambitious kids have become tabloid fodder, Raven-Symon?, beloved star of That's So Raven, has remained grounded and happy as she's created a massive franchise for Disney, won multiple Kids' Choice Awards, and made history as the first African-American woman with her own sitcom. The difference? Her parents' positive-approach plan--which you can now use with your own children. As her father and manager, Christopher B. Pearman worked tirelessly to nurture Raven's dream, while teaching her to believe in herself and, most importantly, never losing sight of their family's core values. Inside, Pearman breaks down his plan into eight "Dream Catchers"--spiritual and practical principles that filter out negativity, and allow only affirming thoughts into your child's consciousness. Make no mistake: This is not a guide to stage parenting, but a doctrine for raising your kids to reach their full potential in any endeavor, simple or grand. As a parent, you know there's nothing more important than making sure your children become all they want to be. Dream So Big shows how commitment, responsibility, and dedication to your children's innermost wishes can catapult them to great success--and happiness.

A Love So Big

Author : Sheila Walsh
ISBN : 1578563321
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Live out a faith kids crave. Every day, our children are bombarded with advertisements crafted to make them hunger after the latest toys, food, games, and fashions. But there are no slick TV commercials for faith. Virtually everything our children learn about God comes from us–day by day, on the home front. And our most powerful “advertisements” are not our words, but our lives. In A Love So Big, you’ll encounter again, as if for the first time, several of the most irresistible aspects of God’s heart. You will begin to grasp his character more fully and experience afresh his profound love. Best of all, you’ll discover how to lead your precious children into the greatest, most irresistible love they will ever know.

Creating The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561586059
Genre : House & Home
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Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

So Big

Author : Amanda Mae Ruiz
ISBN : 9781607996224
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 41. 70 MB
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...we all have been created for a purpose. No matter how small we are or how insignificant we feel, someone needs us, and it is good to be needed.' -Laura Zachary, mother and grandmother, Katy, TX I am here, my friend, To sing a song for you. I will never let you down. You need me and I need you. Do you sometimes feel alone in this big, big world? That's okay--you aren't alone! Take a journey with Cricket as he discovers that although he may be small, his purpose in life is So Big! This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.

The World Is So Big

Author : James Tan
ISBN : 9810957092
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The product of a combined mid-life crisis, James Tan and his wife decided to mark their 40th birthdays by quitting their jobs and traveling around the world for six months. They bought one-way tickets and began their travels in Asia before continuing on to Europe, only planning two countries ahead at any given time. A professional artist, James packed his bags full of sketchbooks to document their trip through candid, on-the-spot sketches of people and places. Illustrated in a direct, gestural style and complemented by the subtle use of watercolors, the scenes are largely captioned and present a charming portrait of their incredible voyage.

Inside The Not So Big House

Author : Sarah Susanka
ISBN : 9781561589845
Genre : Architecture
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Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.

Outside The Not So Big House

Author : Julie Moir Messervy
ISBN : 9781600850202
Genre : House & Home
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A companion volume to Inside the Not So Big House explains how to create a seamless transition between indoor space and outdoor living through a consideration of the building in relation to the surrounding land and the development of a landscape design that links the inside and outside. Reprint.

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