MMA fighters go the distance in this all-new series from Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow novels. Walker Adams was supposed to follow in his lawyer father’s footsteps, but instead he’s training to be an MMA fighter. And while he works for his chance to make it in the Maximum Fight League, he’s bunking on his baby sister’s best friend’s couch. Gracie Andrews is all grown up—in all the right places. But she’s engaged to the fight match-maker who holds Walker’s career in his hands… Gracie had almost convinced herself that she’d put her silly childhood crush on Walker to rest. But the sight of him sleeping in only a pair of boxer briefs makes it clear that some things never change. And as old sparks turn to flames, Gracie is forced to decide between the future she thought she wanted or the man she’s never stopped loving… Praise for Jennifer Snow: “Snow has created a hot romance with surprising ups and downs in this friends-to-lovers tale.”—RT Book Reviews on What a Girl Wants “Jennifer Snow is a fabulous writer who touched my heart.”—Before It’s News on Falling for Leigh
Snowed in with a hot ER doc! Pretty massage therapist Ellory Star needs a fresh start! After yet another failed relationship she's decided to focus on finding herself—not a man. So her only resolution this New Year: no dating until she's ready! Although she hasn't counted on getting snowed in with delicious ER doctor Anson Graves… It might not have been in her plan, but Ellory must face the fact that charming lifesaver Anson might just be the one man worth breaking her no-dating rule for!
Losing his temper when he hears allegations about his daughter and a group of boys at a party, Tucker Jones inadvertently assaults one of the boys and is targeted in a legal battle that threatens his home, career, freedom, and relationship with his daughter. 25,000 first printing.
This revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book exposes a dark side of faith that most Americans do not know exists or have ignored for a long time—religious child maltreatment. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, the author explains how religious child maltreatment happens. She then takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment found in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment and beliefs about the necessity of "breaking the wills" of children; scaring kids into faith and other types of emotional maltreatment such as spurning, isolating, and withholding love; pedophilic abuse by religious authorities and the failure of religious organizations to support the victims and punish the perpetrators; and religiously-motivated medical neglect in cases of serious health problems. In a concluding chapter, Heimlich raises questions about children’s rights and proposes changes in societal attitudes and improved legislation to protect children from harm. While fully acknowledging that religion can be a source of great comfort, strength, and inspiration to many young people, Heimlich makes a compelling case that, regardless of one’s religious or secular orientation, maltreatment of children under the cloak of religion can never be justified and should not be tolerated.
DESTRUCTION. BETRAYAL. RUINATION. TRUE LOVE. Breaking Her Book Two in the Love is War Duet. This is the conclusion of Scarlett and Dante's story. SCARLETT He had done it again. Ravaged me. Burned me. Broke me. Given me air, only to leave me gasping, writhing. But then something changed. Something that terrified and excited me both. Something that utterly destroyed me. Something that made me whole again. DANTE Our love was cursed from the start. She didn't know it but I did. All she knew was that I'd lied to her, betrayed her. Done unforgivable things. Unavoidable things. Yes, I had broken promises as surely as I had broken her heart. But, just as every war has casualties, and every lie has consequences-every bastard has his reasons.
Blossom Sterling knows she's different. She was born with a veil, a thin membrane that covered her face, and gave her a special gift. But for Blossom, the gift is so much more. It is because of this supernatural inheritance, her life in the small town of Riddle Inn is in stark contrast to that of her peers. Only her closest friends, her inner circle, have been allowed to witness her abilities. She finds a connection to Soul, a Norwood Indian girl, who lives in the backwoods of Bayou Sara, where her paternal grandparents own a farm. Their similarities--and their differences--evoke a power struggle that ultimately defines Blossom's destiny. Breaking Into Soul is a mystical journey that traverses Southern traditions, Native American society, and the ultimate sacrifice of friendship for personal growth.
A Korean Woman’s Experiences of Conscientization and Spiritual Formation
Author: JungJa Joy Yu
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Breaking the Glass Box includes spiritual formation process for liberation from gender oppression through multiple awareness practices of conflicts in han-based Korean culture of society and church. The metaphor has multiple liberation process: invisible glass box, visible glass box, breaking the glass box, and sticky rice. This liberation process includes consicentization, consciousness-raising, and a heightened cultural awareness in discerning the reasons of interpersonal conflicts in Korean socio-cultural contexts. By exploring the multi-faceted han-jeong dynamics with Feminist theology and Asian Feminism, the important aspects of re-imaging the self and God as spiritual formation have been examined with contemplative practices of Internal Family System (IFS) and self-compassion to create the healthy jeong-filled solidarity group. The sticky rice is a new cultural paradigm for Korean women's jeong-filled hospitality. The broken pieces of the glass box will be transformed into the grains of rice by the positive jeong-filled hospitality of cooking sticky rice. In the solidarity group of jeong-filled hospitality, represented by rice ready to cook a serving of delicious sticky rice, people can enjoy the fellowship of healing, forgiving, and reconciling of the sticky rice. These images are intended to promote a healthy community of ministry and spirituality for Korean women.
When lone wolf, Navy SEAL Harold “Flash” Carney agrees to act as an undercover operative for the FBI in an international smuggling sting, he revisits a past he hoped to leave behind forever. During the sting his handler is killed. Neck deep in a double cross and cut off from his team, Flash goes on the run with only his training to keep him alive. Samantha Cross is desperate to leave her past as a battered wife behind, but her ex-husband is attempting to gain custody of their daughter, Joy, to keep them in his life. When her ex turns stalker, Sam is determined to do whatever it takes to protect her daughter and break his hold over them for good. Despite their mutual wariness, Samantha and Flash are drawn to each other. But trust comes hard. When the walls both have erected start to crumble, trouble surfaces from all fronts, and Flash has no choice but to break away from the ingrained habits of a lifetime to save the one thing he’s always wanted and thought he’d never have—a family.
Edmund is an elder among the upyr, a shape-changing race of immortals. Kidnapped by rivals, he's now a pawn in a deadly game to control the world, and only the love of the mortal beauty, Estelle, can save him.