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Mattie S Legacy

Author : Iola Reneau
ISBN : 1515112209
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While the Civil War rages all around her, twelve year old Mattie is in a war of her own for survival on the docks of New Orleans. But when the unthinkable happens and she has nothing left to lose she makes a daring escape that will take her deep into the heart of a war-torn country, where she meets with life changing events and people that will provide the foundation of the woman she becomes and her legacy. ~What Readers Are Saying~Warning... when starting this book make sure you don't have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won't want to stop reading until you've finished it all!! Trust me on this! It is such a wonderful novel, and I love how Iola Reneau writes... it all felt so believable and authentic, intimate, like a close friend was telling me this really amazing, beautiful, emotional story that I didn't want to stop listening to. Loved the message throughout, and how Mattie is able to connect with faith even when tested (over and over). Liked many of the secondary characters as well, and this is a great character-driven novel that I can see fans of Christian fiction eagerly gobbling down. Suitable for all ages. (5 stars) Laura Clarke-Goodreads; Shelfari Moving, uplifting, well-written and transformative, "Mattie's Legacy" by Iola Reneau is an absolute 'must read' for anyone regardless of where you are on your spiritual and life journey. It will restore your faith and remind you that through the Lord anything is possible, even when things seem their darkest! I enjoyed the historical backdrop as well and felt I was transported back in time to this pivotal period in our country's history. The conversations were fast-paced, and the narrative was focused and easy to follow. Mattie is an inspiring character and we truly are in for a treat experiencing this life and world through her eyes. A wonderful read, a definite keeper. Sam Ryan-

Remembering Mattie

Author : Barbara Russell Chesser
ISBN : 9780865346871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Remembering Mattie: A Pioneer Woman's Legacy of Grit, Gumption, and Grace" is a treasury of true stories, memorable pictures of people and places from the past, and historic legal documents and papers.

Just Peace

Author : Mattie J.T. Stepanek
ISBN : 9780740786600
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"I was touched by the depth of passion and awed by the firm resolve with which Mattie Stepanek pursued a dream that has evaded men and women throughout history. What began as a casual discourse, not too different from others I have had with inquisitive young people who have reached out to me, became a treasured and enlightening friendship that changed my life forever. With the purity of heart that only a child can possess, and the indomitable spirit of one who has survived more physical suffering than most adults will ever know, Mattie convinced me that his quest was not inconceivable. Inspired by his enthusiasm and without reservation, I committed to a partnership with him. . . . These words of wisdom and inspiration came from the most remarkable person I have ever known." --Jimmy Carter Sometimes the most important messages come from the most unlikely places. Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a 13-year-old boy, made a difference before he died with his Heartsongs poetry. He continues to impact the world through Just Peace. This poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association fervently believed in and promoted world peace not just as a concept, but as a reality. Mattie was working on this manuscript with Jimmy Carter when he died in June 2004. His mother, Jeni, who edited the material and wrote a preface for the book has published it at her son's request. Just Peace explores Mattie's concept of the world and all people as a unique mosaic of gifts. War and injustice shatter the mosaic, which can only be made whole again by planning and actively pursuing peace. The young visionary's essays, poetry, and photographs appear throughout the book. Jimmy Carter has written a special foreword for the book. Just as important to the book and enlightening to the reader are Mattie's many correspondences. Central to these are his personal e-mails to and from former president Jimmy Carter, Mattie's peace "hero" and role model. The Nobel Peace Prize winner met Mattie, considered him an angel, messenger, and hero in his own right, and was genuinely affected by Mattie's passion and drive. Just Peace is an intimate portrait of a president, a young man of hope, and peace itself.

Reflections Of A Peacemaker

Author : Mattie J.T. Stepanek
ISBN : 0740756257
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A final collection of poems by the late young poet expresses his thoughts and feelings on such topics as peace, nature, death, hope, war, and faith.


Author : Jeni Stepanek
ISBN : 9781101155653
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The moving tribute to the young man Oprah Winfrey called "an inspiration"-told by the woman who raised him. Mattie Stepanek's Heartsongs books were a phenomenon. Not only did they hit the bestseller lists, but the books-and Mattie himself- were a source of inspiration to many, and brought him major recognition. Jimmy Carter described young Mattie Stepanek as "the most remarkable person I have ever known." In Messenger, Jeni Stepanek shares the inspiring story of her son's life. Mattie was born with a rare disorder called Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Jeni was advised to institutionalize him. Instead, she nurtured a child who transformed his hardships into a worldwide message of peace and hope. Though Mattie suffered through his disease, his mother's disabilities, and the loss of his three older siblings, he never abandoned his positive spirit. His Heartsong- the word he used to describe a person's inner self-spread a philosophy that peace begins with an attitude and can spread to the entire world.

Deal Breaker Mills Boon Intrigue The Mckenna Legacy Book 13

Author : Patricia Rosemoor
ISBN : 9781472035721
Genre : Fiction
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The McKenna legacy strikes again, and the consequences could be devastating

Heirloom Seeds And Their Keepers

Author : Virginia Dimasuay Nazarea
ISBN : 0816524351
Genre : Social Science
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Through characters and stories that offer a wealth of insights about human nature and society, Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers helps readers more fully understand why biodiversity persists when there are so many pressures for it not to. The key, Nazarea explains, is in the sovereign spaces seedsavers inhabit and create, where memories counter a culture of forgetting and abandonment engendered by modernity. A book about theory as much as practice, it profiles these individuals who march to their own beat in a world where diversity is increasingly devalued as the predictability of mass production becomes the norm.

A Proud Legacy Of Leadership Through Timeless Service

Author : History Committee
ISBN : 9781491832813
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, has a long and distinguished history of which we are very proud. From its inception to present day, this chapter has provided service to all mankind in an exemplary and noteworthy manner. This is not only reflected in various awards and accolades bestowed upon the membership, but also through its longevity and growth in membership. Furthermore, the tremendous impact this chapter has had in diverse sectors of the community also emphasizes the outstanding works of this chapter. This distinct history will be chronicled through reflective summaries of the chartering of Epsilon Phi Omega and national, regional, and local programs. In addition, there are highlights of chapter membership, celebrations, community outreach, and awards. These narratives begin with notable events during the administration of the chapter's first basileus, Velma Daye. Through her leadership Epsilon Phi Omega was chartered. The history will also include a recapping of current initiatives carried out under the leadership of Dr. Tesha Isler.

Legacy Of Secrets

Author : Pamela Pacotti
ISBN : 0517000369
Genre : Fiction
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Ellis Pennington falls in love with Ben Trent, her handsome lawyer, but can't understand why he is opposed to her solving the mystery surrounding her family's mansion, Pennington Place

The Afro American Music Legacy In Michigan

Author : Arthur R. La Brew
ISBN : UOM:39015071197894
Genre : African American musicians
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The Greenwood Legacy

Author : Jacquelyn Cook
ISBN : 9781935661450
Genre : Fiction
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Faith, Love, Family and Courage on the Southern Frontier In 1827, newlyweds Lavinia and Thomas Jones moved into a cabin in the vast pine forests of South Georgia. Over the decades to come, their magnificent home, Greenwood, rose among the pines, and their family grew and prospered. But their faith, love and future were tested by the joys and sorrows of a turbulent era, including the war that nearly destroyed their beloved homeland. In the authentic storytelling tradition of Eugenia Price and Gilbert Morris, author Jacquelyn Cook turns the true story of the Jones family into a rich drama. The Greenwood Legacy is a sweeping epic covering three generations of one of the most unforgettable families of the American South. Jacquelyn Cook is the nationally acclaimed author of historical and inspirational fiction with a strong dedication to research, vivid drama and biographical accuracy. With sales of nearly 500,000 copies, her books are well-known and loved by readers of fiction that chronicles the lives of real people and places. THE GREENWOOD LEGACY is the third novel in her trilogy about fascinating Civil War families and the legendary estates they created.

A Legacy Of Murder

Author : Margeaux Van Dijk
ISBN : 9781438916002
Genre : Fiction
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Margeaux van Dijk's new thriller sequel The legacy lives on... "A Legacy of Murder" A novel you won't be able to put down as once again Margeaux van Dijk takes you from the asylum to the courtroom to the morgue and from the sane to the insane in a suspense filled drama with twists and turns at every corner. "A Legacy of Murder" promises to raise the hair on your neck as the saga of The West End Ripper continues in a page-turning tale of epic proportions Spanning the globe again from the heights of opulence in Bristol, England to the Hamptons in Long Island and the incredible estates of Oliver Wendel Harrington IV The characters you loved and hated in "Let Us Prey" return in "A Legacy of Murder" with a renewed intensity that will keep you on the edge of your seat in this story of mystery, intrique, and suspense! "A Legacy of Murder" may be read independently but is truly enhanced by her first novel, "Let Us Prey." Coming soon to bookstores near you, "A Winter Sun."

Of Our Fathers Legacy

Author : Neil Webner
ISBN : 9780557008889
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OF OUR FATHERS' LEGACY is the history of Peter Webner who abandoned his homeland to seek freedom in early 1800's America. He lived in German-American towns of middle Pennsylvania, until his luck ran out -- he and his wife died leaving most of their children to be bound out until they became adults. What follows is a story told many times in the Land of Opportunity. Son David is released from his apprenticeship when he reaches the age of 21, travels to small town Smithville, Ohio, where the exciting, new railroad industry starts him in a new business. Soon, David's children all embrace a career involving the Iron Horse. Son Rush spans a 49-year career as railroad station master and operator. OF A FAMILY LEGACY also tells about life in middle Pennsylvania in the 1800's and in Ohio in the 1900's and the traditions of German-Americans. You meet mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters and follow their lives. And in the end, we learn just what legacy was inherited by their descendants.

Legacy Of The Sacred Harp

Author : Chloe Webb
ISBN : 9780875654454
Genre : History
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Sacred Harp music or shape-note singing is as old as America itself. The term sacred harp refers to the human voice. Brought to this continent by the settlers of Jamestown, this style of singing is also known as “fasola.” In Legacy of the Sacred Harp, author Chloe Webb follows the history of this musical form back four hundred years, and in the process uncovers the harrowing legacy of her Dumas family line. The journey begins in contemporary Texas with an overlooked but historically rich family heirloom, a tattered 1869 edition of The Sacred Harp songbook. Traveling across the South and sifting through undiscovered family history, Webb sets out on a personal quest to reconnect with her ancestors who composed, sang, and lived by the words of Sacred Harp music. Her research irreversibly transforms her rose-colored view of her heritage and brings endearing characters to life as the reality of the effects of slavery on Southern plantation life, the thriving tobacco industry, and the Civil War are revisited through the lens of the Dumas family. Most notably, Webb’s original research unearths the person of Ralph Freeman, freed slave and pastor of a pre-Civil War white Southern church. Wringing history from boxes of keepsakes, lively interviews, dusty archival libraries, and church records, Webb keeps Sacred Harp lyrics ringing in readers’ ears, allowing the poetry to illuminate the lessons and trials of the past. The choral shape-note music of the Sacred Harp whispers to us of the past, of the religious persecution that brought this music to our shores, and how the voices of contemporary Sacred Harp singers still ring out the unchanged lyrics across the South, the music pulling the past into our present.


Author : Marian Coe
ISBN : 0963334107
Genre : Fiction
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Legacy asks: Can the power of love-or vengeance-reach across time and space?Or is it madness to hear such a message? Lelia Elliot must find out from the family past of the dead father she's never known...a past drawing her to mangroved Florida shores lively with crusty characters and restless GIs during the final summer of WW II. She must deal with mystery inside a shadowed house as well as on the sunny bay and gulf waterfront. .

Pandora S Box

Author : George Bennett Fain
ISBN : 9780615141350
Genre : Social Science
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New Orleans, 2007. There is another layer beneath the society we see and understand. Vampires and shapeshifters are real and malakh are the offspring of angels who descended to earth over 10,000 years ago. To exist, they've adapted so well that the unknowing human doesn't recognize a malakh. 8,000 years ago, a unique destiny was forged by the Midael angel Israfil Arakelba. He defended humanity and accepted imprisonment as a way to protect mortals. He has lived many lives from behind the walls of the citadel created to keep him asleep. Now, 8,000 years later, his imprisonment is about to end. A familiar evil has set its foot on the world and only one malakh possesses the power with which to beat back the rising tide of darkness. But, how much does this potential anti-hero remember of his real nature? This is a proem: six individuals and the journey they are going to make, remembering the past and preparing to battle the future. Contains homosexual tones and potentially offensive language.

The Bonner Legacy

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Our Reading Heritage

Author : Harold H. Wagenheim
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049378826
Genre : American literature
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Peacing The World Together

ISBN : 9781469107004
Genre : Self-Help
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A small refrigerator magnet has adorned our kitchen for more years than I can remember. It bears the image of a dove with the words, Let there be peace, at least between you and me. The three square inches it has displaced is opposite in proportion to its magnitude in the lives of family and friends. It is a mantra, a goal, a challenge. Because for so many, peace does not come easily or naturally! Archeological evidence substantiates human irascibility. Indeed, Homo sapiens were endowed with tendencies toward turbulence. Bones shattered by instruments of humanoids are not uncommon to ancient skeletons. Written documents confirm the same: Cain and Able, David and Goliath, dozens of bloody wars and holocausts are recorded in biblical and pre-biblical documents that manifest mankinds snarling, crotchety predisposition to conflict and violence. Discouraged by that disturbing legacy, we recognize exceptions. Though peace is an intentional accord, it is made easier for some who luckily avoid the ancestral consequence of contentiousness. Through genetic good fortune, they are endowed with intrinsic tranquility and a special quiet devoid of malevolence. Gladly, they accept the gift of unsolicited good genes. Acknowledging a quarrelsome nature, then, we embark on this journey of peace, the road made smoother through relevant prayer, prose and poetry. Each step is an encounter with a peace borne naturally or achieved the hard way. In either case, the following pages are channels of peace . . . at least between you and me. And so we reach out together, striving to influence families and cities, states and nations . . . peacefully. After all, the leaders of mighty and minute countries alike agree that the key to peace between all lands is that it begins within individual hearts, homes and families. For only then can it infect every place on a precious earth we will someday call . . . peaceful. Of all the arboreal wonders on earth, none is more amazingly self-propagating than Ficus Benghalensis, the banyan tree. A massive, improbable sight to behold, the banyan puts down feelers from its branches; the feelers grow into the ground and become roots; and the new roots pump sap up and act as support struts for the tree. In this way, the tree grows outward. Equally as amazing, banyans count their days in hundreds of years as they create the widest natural canopies in the world. A single tree can provide shade for an entire village. It is said that Alexander the Great camped with an army of 7,000 soldiers under the shade of one banyan. In more recent years, an imposing banyan tree has spread its arms and roots over one full acre of land in the city of Fort Myers, Florida. Its notoriety and location are the result of a friendship between two of Americas early business pioneers, men who were close, personal friends. The time was 1925. One of the men visited the county of Andhra Pradesh in India and came upon the largest banyan tree in the world, having since reached 570 years in age and covering the breath of 14 acres with 1,650 roots. At the time of his visit, the entrepreneur had a vested interest in the tree, suspecting it might prove valuable as a source of natural rubber. He brought a seedling back to his friend who had a Winter residence in Fort Myers. The friend was delighted with the gift and planted it on his estate. It grew well and still delights guests. Harvey Firestone was the purveyor of the seedling. His friend, Thomas Edison was the recipient. To this day, seedlings of Edisons great tree are sold at his estate, one of them growing in fine health on this writers property. Similarly, admirers from around the world have procured seedlings and carried them back to faraway lands. Hence, the legacy of the giant tree of India is proliferated by the tree of Thomas Edison, now renowned as the third lar

Black Male Fiction And The Legacy Of Caliban

Author : James W. Coleman
ISBN : UOM:39015050792673
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This study challenges those who argue for the liberating possibilities of the postmodern narrative, as Coleman reveals the pervasiveness of the Calibanic image and its tremendous influence."--BOOK JACKET.

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