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Flirting With Faith

Author : Joan Ball
ISBN : 1439155364
Genre : Religion
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As a thirty-seven-year-old, highly skeptical, deeply rational woman, Joan had it all: loving family, extravagant home, a high-profile career, even personal contentment. So Joan was more surprised than anyone when she was relieved in an instant from the luxury of spiritual doubt and compelled to realign her life around practices of faith--about which she was a novice. With an unexplainable desire to pursue whatever God had for her at whatever cost was called for, Joan left her high-salary profession, sold her home and all her furniture (with her husband’s support), and started life from a blank slate. Finally realizing that she had been flirting with faith since she was a young teen, Joan fell in love with the God who had been pursuing her. Joan candidly shares the story of her radical life change as she moved from atheist, to agnostic in addiction recovery, to the unexpected moment when she was “struck” Christian. As Joan lets go of control and convention, her skepticism is gradually replaced with a realization that embracing her new faith with radical abandon led to a far more mysterious and countercultural lifestyle than she’d ever imagined.


Author : Barbara Natalie Nagel
ISBN : 9780823264919
Genre : Social Science
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What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a major preoccupation for twentieth-century thought and critical theory. Both the discourse and the critique of seduction are unified by their shared obsession with a very determinate end: power. In contrast, flirtation is the game in which no one seems to gain the upper hand and no one seems to surrender. The counter-concept of flirtation has thus stood quietly to the side, never quite achieving the same prominence as that of seduction. It is this elusive (and largely ignored) territory of playing for play’s sake that is the subject of this anthology. The essays in this volume address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation not as a subgenre of seduction but rather as a phenomenon in its own right. Drawing on the interdisciplinary history of scholarship on flirtation even as it re-approaches the question from a distinctly aesthetic and literary-theoretical point of view, the contributors to Flirtations thus give an account of the practice of flirtation and of the figure of the flirt, taking up the act’s relationship to issues of mimesis, poetic ambiguity, and aesthetic pleasure. The art of this poetic playfulness—often read or misread as flirtation’s “empty gesture”—becomes suddenly legible as the wielding of a particular and subtle form of nonteleological power.

Flirting With Faith

Author : Tonia M. L. Smith
ISBN : OCLC:727086371
Genre : Belief and doubt
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The Boyfriend Spell

Author : Bethany M. Sefchick
Genre : Fiction
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To say that life isn’t going as planned for Gettysburg ghost tour operator Faith Reynolds is a bit of an understatement. Nicknamed “Miss Mouse” because of her lack of self-confidence, Faith is facing the possible loss of her business. She’s also being pressured to date a man she’s not interested in just to please her father, and watching the man she’s secretly been in love with for years possibly end up as some other woman’s arm candy. Unfortunately, she also sees no way to change her current situation. Fellow ghost tour operator Alex Lafayette was once the poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Now he’s wealthy, successful, and fielding more offers than he can possibly handle. Despite the best efforts of the women in town, he’s also very much alone because the woman he wants doesn’t seem to want him in return. Though Alex has been in love with Faith since they were kids, he’s convinced she sees him as nothing more than a friend. Until one afternoon, unexpected sparks begin to fly between them. Desperate to change her life and snag a date with Alex, Faith begs her best friend, Kara Ford, to cast a so-called “boyfriend spell” to hopefully solve at least one of her problems. Once the spell is cast, Faith feels like a new woman – literally! She’s bold and confident, sexy and brash, and, oh yeah, has managed to snare Alex as the promised boyfriend. However, as the two grow closer both personally and professionally, Faith is forced to wonder if their relationship is simply the result of magic or if what she’s found with Alex is really true love that could last a lifetime? Assuming he never finds out about The Boyfriend Spell, of course! This 110,300-word novel is written in the modern romance style for a slightly hotter read. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Catechizing Culture

Author : Andrew Orta
ISBN : 9780231130691
Genre : Religion
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A groundbreaking study of the contemporary encounter between Catholic missionaries and Aymara Indians in highland Bolivia, this book is the first ethnography to focus both on the evangelizers and the evangelized. Elucidating the workings of that original global institution, the Catholic Church, Andrew Orta explores the pastoral shift away from liberation theology that dominated Latin American missionization up until the mid-1980s to the recent "theology of inculturation."

After The Night

Author : Linda Howard
ISBN : 1439187908
Genre : Fiction
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FAITH DEVLIN: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel. GRAY ROUILLARD: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott -- and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.

Religion In Science Fiction

Author : Steven Hrotic
ISBN : 9781472534279
Genre : Religion
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Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature. Space travel, futuristic societies, and non-human cultures are traditional themes in science fiction. Speculating on the societal impacts of as-yet-undiscovered technologies is, after all, one of the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction literature. A more surprising theme may be a parallel exploration of religion: its institutional nature, social functions, and the tensions between religious and scientific worldviews. Steven Hrotic investigates the representations of religion in 19th century proto-science fiction, and genre science fiction from the 1920s through the end of the century. Taken together, he argues that these stories tell an overarching story-a 'metanarrative'-of an evolving respect for religion, paralleling a decline in the belief that science will lead us to an ideal (and religion-free) future. Science fiction's metanarrative represents more than simply a shift in popular perceptions of religion: it also serves as a model for cognitive anthropology, providing new insights into how groups and identities form in a globalized world, and into how crucial a role narratives may play. Ironically, this same perspective suggests that science fiction, as it was in the 20th century, may no longer exist.

Out Of The Blue

Author : Isabel Wolff
ISBN : 9780778313663
Genre : Fiction
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Believing she has the perfect marriage and husband, weathergirl Faith Martin unexpectedly finds her world spinning out of control when her stylish best friend makes a casual remark that forces Faith to question her husband's fidelity.

Flirting In The Era Of Metoo

Author : Alison Bartlett
ISBN : 9783030155087
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a contemporary review of the social practices and representations of flirting. In the wake of #MeToo, flirting has become entangled with stories of harassment and abuse that have generated both outrage and confusion. Nevertheless, this book argues that negotiating intimacy has always been an ambiguous social practice that can be risky and fraught, and examines how the presiding perception of flirting is constructed in contemporary cultural media. The book interrogates the relation between flirting and scandal, the kinds of scripts available in popular culture, and relations to feminism and other current social theories around gender and sexuality. It asks the questions; how can desire be declared? How can playfulness be understood? And what kind of language is available to speak about these complexities? Drawing from a range of media forms such as public scandal, reality television, and teen film, Flirting in the Era of #MeToo argues that contemporary flirting is both provocative and conservative in its negotiation of an assemblage of shifting values, and considers possibilities for social innovation and change in light of these competing tensions.

Flirt Fearlessly

Author : Rachel DeAlto
ISBN : 9781614483755
Genre : Family & Relationships
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You’ve got what it takes to become the super-flirt you were born to be, except for one thing—all you need is a great guide! In FLIRT FEARLESSLY, flirting and communications expert Rachel DeAlto breaks down the rules of the communications game step-by-step, from the pre-flirt prep all the way through the first kiss. Providing specific and targeted advice to help you improve your game, Rachel shows you how to unleash your inner flirt as you focus on feeling good about yourself and making others feel good, too. With Rachel as your coach, you’ll learn the 5 steps to becoming a super-flirt, and much more, including how to tap into your natural confidence, the best way to make the approach, terrific (and unexpected) flirting locations, essential qualifications for your wingman (or wingwoman), why “touch” is a must—and how much is just right, great opening lines for every situation, managing rejection—yours or theirs—with class, and how to get the digits—and the date. Rachel offers both women and men the expertise that comes from her unabashed, unapologetic, shameless and lifelong fascination with flirting. It’s the same witty, wise advice and counsel that she regularly offers to such media outlets as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Playboy Radio, Yahoo! Shine, MSN, and many more. Rachel wants to help you get off the couch and back on the market, and FLIRT FEARLESSLY to make the connections that will make you happy!

Flirting In Good Faith

Author : Gaurav Narang
ISBN : 8131906612
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This is the story of Satyam, an average, careless young boy whose motto in life is to have fun. He flirts with people, he flirts with his studies, and he flirts with his career until one day life starts flirting with him. As Satyam moves into IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Calcutta, life is no longer fun for him. Reality haunts back and he has to make some tough choices. A compelling read, somewhere you will find that this is your own story.

Navigate Your Faith

Author : Ron Pratt
ISBN : 9781629995717
Genre : Religion
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What's the point of being a Christian anymore? Many Christians today are feeling unfulfilled in their walk with God, and they have no idea it's because of the little decisions they're making each day that are leading them into lives of compromise. In Navigate Your Faith Ron Pratt uses a fictional American family to expose how the enemy lures believers into prioritizing their own pleasure, entertainment, or career goals over their relationship with Christ. This erodes their passion for Jesus and causes them to become spiritually bored and have powerless Christian lives. Rather than claiming that God will approve of Christians no matter what they do, as some modern ministers do, Navigate Your Faith challenges readers to take a hard look at their lives and see if they're simply incorporating Jesus into their lifestyles or allowing Him to set them on a course of His choosing. With proven strategies to rebuild lost intimacy with God, this book will help Christians recognize the deceptive tactics of the enemy, break out of complacency, and make a greater impact on the world around them. This book will help you recognize and avoid the deception of today's nominal Christian culture.

Coward Plays 8

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : 9781472503350
Genre : Drama
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The eighth volume in the Coward Collection includes I'll Leave It To You and The Young Idea, the first of Coward's plays ever to be produced. These were, as he said, "enthusiastically acclaimed by the critics and ran five weeks and eight weeks respectively. In both of them I appeared with the utmost determination." This Was a Man, a slightly later play, was written in 1926, after the successes which made his name. It was originally banned by the Lord Chamberlain "for facetious adultery".

Spirit Of Love

Author : Sue Langford
ISBN : 9781468944105
Genre : Fiction
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Faith Andrews is trying to make a major life decision. Things never had been easy for her. First, she ends up in a relationship built in hell then she ends up falling for her best friend. She never did make the right decision with men. Years before, Faith had walked away hand in hand with a man she thought was her soul mate. This time, life would change completely with the blink of an eye. It isn't until Faith goes wandering around the Grand Ole Opry that she realizes what she needed all along. Faith gets advice over and over from someone who calls herself Patsy. When Faith asks more, she realizes she's talking to the country legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy knows what to do - Never ever let go of a dream. Fight to make your dreams come true. No matter what the situation, Patsy always knows just what to say. Jamie Gilbert had been writing and singing music since his teenage years. When he finally met Faith, he fell hard. He let her go once when she left to be with Evan. There wasn't going to be a second time. He was putting a ring on her finger. Now all he needed to do was convince her. Jason had warned Jamie more than once that if he did Faith wrong, he'd be replaceable. When he saves Faith from a situation that nobody expected, he starts to fall for her. The fact that she's married means nothing. Love triumphs. Now he just has to convince Faith of that.

To Wed A Viscount

Author : Adrienne Basso
ISBN : 9781601830340
Genre : Fiction
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A happily single sea captain is tempted by his late brother’s fiancée in this Regency romance by the bestselling author of His Noble Promise. Her desperate proposal . . . When pampered Faith Linden’s father and her titled fiancé, Viscount Dewhurst, die, she suddenly finds herself in a desperately precarious position. The only way Faith can hold on to her beloved family home is to convince her late fiancé’s younger brother—the new Viscount Dewhurst—to marry her in his stead. Yet when she finally encounters Lord Griffin Sainthill, she is in for a surprise: this brooding and ruggedly handsome adventurer is not so easily bent to her will . . . and may be the man who can capture her unsuspecting heart. . . . sparked a stormy passion A sea captain and owner of a profitable shipping company, Griffin Sainthill was quite happy with his life in the American colonies. So when the news of his inheritance finally reaches him, the sun-bronzed seafarer is less than pleased. His mood only darkens when he returns to England to discover a brazen beauty intent on becoming his bride! But when a twinge of conscience and a stolen kiss give him pause, Griffin finds himself embarking on the riskiest venture of all—marriage to a woman who will tempt him, torment him, and turn his whole life upside down. “The sensuously detailed love scenes, undercurrent of danger and polished writing fuel Basso's latest Regency, which will draw fans of Amanda Quick and Nicole Jordan.” —Booklist on To Protect an Heiress

Shameless Flirt

Author : Lauren Blakely
Genre : Fiction
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When my boss hits me with the news that I’ll be working in London for a year, I say yes so fast. What could be better than a year abroad on the company’s dime surrounded by swoony British men? Meeting the sexiest, most charming man ever my first day in London — that’s what. But then I lose track of him in a crowd. No last name. No number. Suddenly, finding him again feels like the most important thing I must do in my year abroad… Shameless Flirt is a prequel in the Hopelessly Bromantic Duet and it leads into the full-length novel Hopelessly Bromantic. You don't have to read Shameless Flirt to enjoy Hopelessly Bromantic , but you'll likely enjoy this story before the story!

His Montana Homecoming

Author : Jenna Mindel
ISBN : 9781460342336
Genre : Fiction
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Snowbound with a millionaire Faith Shaw can't wait for another hometown Thanksgiving with the good people of Jasper Gulch. Turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pie—and this year's centennial celebration. Yet there's one person who isn't happy to be there: Dale Massey, the Shaw family's reluctant houseguest. When a winter storm strands the big-city millionaire in Montana, he is far from pleased. But the mayor's daughter suspects Dale's all-business attitude is masking a deeper hurt. Faith can't help but feel he was sent to Jasper Gulch for a reason. Can an old-fashioned girl and some holiday tradition help bring his weary heart home? BIG SKY CENTENNIAL: A small town rich in history…and love

Faith S Betrayal

Author : Jada Carmichael
ISBN : 9781669810056
Genre : Fiction
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Faith was living a good life, with the friends she cared about, and a job she loved, but her love life was non-existent. Unlike some people betrayal was something Faith didn't think she had to worry about until that one night everything came crashing down. What happened to her would change the direction of her entire life. Enter Faith's world as she struggles with lies and deceit. Faith's story is a roller coaster ride of emotions asking herself who, what, when, why and most definitely how?

How To Be An Existentialist

Author : Gary Cox
ISBN : 9781441139870
Genre : Philosophy
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A concise and humorous introduction to existentialism aimed squarely at a general readership - and available in paperback for the first time.

Faith Based

Author : Jason Hackworth
ISBN : 9780820343723
Genre : Political Science
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Faith Based explores how the Religious Right has supported neoliberalism in the United States, bringing a particular focus to welfare—an arena where conservative Protestant politics and neoliberal economic ideas come together most clearly. Through case studies of gospel rescue missions, Habitat for Humanity, and religious charities in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jason Hackworth describes both the theory and practice of faith-based welfare, revealing fundamental tensions between the religious and economic wings of the conservative movement. Hackworth begins by tracing the fusion of evangelical religious conservatism and promarket, antigovernment activism, which resulted in what he calls “religious neoliberalism.” He argues that neoliberalism—the ideological sanctification of private property, the individual, and antistatist politics—has rarely been popular enough on its own to promote wide change. Rather, neoliberals gain the most traction when they align their efforts with other discourses and ideas. The promotion of faith-based alternatives to welfare is a classic case of coalition building on the Right. Evangelicals get to provide social services in line with Biblical tenets, while opponents of big government chip away at the public safety net. Though religious neoliberalism is most closely associated with George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the idea predates Bush and continues to hold sway in the Obama administration. Despite its success, however, Hackworth contends that religious neoliberalism remains an uneasy alliance—a fusion that has been tested and frayed by recent events.

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