A Father's Emotional Journey from the Death of His Son to the Birth of His Daughter
Author: David Fleming
Category: Family & Relationships
"David Fleming and I met, and do most of our business, in the arena of pro football. Football reflects our society's view of men in general. We are supposed to be strong and tough, and never show one chink of weakness in our emotional armor or one bit of dependence on anything other than ourselves. Noah's Rainbow: A Father's Emotional Journey from the Death of His Son to the Birth of His Daughter is a fantastic book that shows how flawed that thinking is. In trying to find peace in the midst of losing their son, Dave and his wife, Kim, show us that it's all right for men to be vulnerable, to cry, to grieve. And, no matter how we've been trained, that it's all right to depend on other people—even little children—to help us make sense of questions that seem to have no answers. The message of this book is that God is in everything, even the ugly things. We just have to find Him. If you're a parent (especially a dad) who has lost a loved one, this book will help you find that peace. And as a father, it made me even more appreciative of the children God has given us. Thanks Dave and Kim. And thanks Noah." —Tony Dungy, Head Coach, Indianapolis Colts "As a father of two daughters, I've always thought the worst thing in the world would be for one of them to die. I still feel that way, but after learning the story of Noah's Rainbow I feel a kinship with two parents whose life was scarred but not ruined by the death of their son. This book will make you cry. It will make you think. And it will make you pause to rejoice, because in the end it winds up being more about hope than death. It's like Tuesdays with Morrie, only for fathers. Somehow, through his tears and pain, David Fleming crafted a marvelous love story that will help heal others who think, erroneously, that they can't go on when a child dies." —Peter King, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated "Dave and I have spent time together on some high-profile stories in the past few years. Sometimes in my profession, opening up to a writer can be problematic, but working with Dave has always turned out to be enjoyable and productive. Many times his stories have painted a deeper and more colorful picture than what I could see with my own eyes. With Noah's Rainbow, Dave has used that same wit and passion to help others who may confront the same tragedy, so they too can move forward and find comfort." —Donovan McNabb, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
Release on 2009 | by Joseph Ponessa,Laurie Watson Manhardt
Author: Joseph Ponessa,Laurie Watson Manhardt
Pubpsher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Come and See: GENESIS presents the 50 chapters of Genesis in a 22 chapter format. The intriguing adult commentary offers a view of creation with respect to natural science, biological science, geology and anthropology. Pope Benedict XVI's writings augment the commentaries. About the Series: Especially designed for families to do together, "Come and See" Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic Faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in the classroom, home study, or parish catechesis.
This is a warm and fanciful story of a little boy's very vivid imagination and how a collection of Rainbow animal friends help him overcome his loneliness. Noah is an active boy, who loves animals, but is lonely with no brothers or sisters. His teddy bear, Polo, is his constant companion. He loves going to his Uncle Robert's veterinary office, but one day he doesn't go because he is sick. That night Noah's illness, his fever and imagination all work together to bring a beautiful rainbow and mischievous animal friends to life right before his eyes! With the help of a magical "Special Key" and keyhole visible only to the boy, the visions are brilliant and real as life. A big red Unicorn leads the pack of animals through all their paces and fun antics as the story unfolds. Noah's mom doesn't believe the animals visited him, yet how do you explain the silver stars and red hearts that mysteriously appeared in his bedroom? Noah's rainbow animal friends appear to him more than once throughout the story and help him overcome his loneliness, help make him feel better and help solve his "Show and Tell" problem. Each of the animals is represented by the colors of the rainbow. There is a red Unicorn, orange Main Coon Cat, yellow Labrador dog, green spider monkey, blue parrot dinosaur, indigo lamb and violet pony. Children will be delighted to learn that the parrot dinosaur in the story is a real life dinosaur and is the smallest dinosaur discovered to date. It looks more like a bird, than a typical dinosaur! Noah's colorful imagination and love of animals come to light in this whimsical story. We are left wondering if it is really Noah's brilliant imagination or if his rainbow animal friends are real and if they will come back to share more adventures with Noah.
This Can Be the Greatest Moment of Your Life Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet God
Author: John Ortberg
God Is Closer Than You Think Curriculum Kit Six Sessions on Experiencing the Presence of God The story of the Bible is the story of God's desire to be with people. God is extending himself, stretching out to reach us, to fill our lives with his presence. Every moment of your life is like a page in a Where's Waldo? book. God is there, the Scriptures tell us - on every one of them. But the ease with which he may be found varies from one page to the next. In this six-session Zondervan GroupwareTMvideo curriculum, award-winning author John Ortberg serves as guide and interpretive leader for experiencing the presence of God in everyday life. With his engaging and humorous style, Ortberg transforms our view of God's presence from one that may seem hidden or distant to one that is closer than you think. The curriculum kit is designed for churches to use as a spiritual growth campaign. It includes a six-session small group participant's guide, a six-session DVD (with a thirty-two - page leader's guide) featuring John Ortberg teaching, a CD-ROM (with sermon resources and promotional materials), and one copy of the hardcover book. The participant's guide, Small Group Edition DVD, and book are also sold separately.
This is the second in a series of books on the Noahide Seven Commandments as taught by Rabbi Dr. Z. Aviner at the "Virtual Yeshiva" of NoahideNations.com. The first volume on IDOLATRY appeared in press in 2007. This volume presents the classes on ADULTERY and BLOODSHED, the second and third Noahide Commandments, respectively.
This best-selling standard reference resource offers up-to-date information on fiction and nonfiction picture books for children. Comprehensive and easy to use, it consists of a subject guide, a bibliographic guide, and title and illustrator indexes. This 7th edition adds more than 4,000 titles published since 2001. An introduction discusses the history and amazing growth of English-language picture books. A to Zoo is useful for both reader's advisory and collection building. The convenient indexes facilitate searches by title, author, and illustrator, as well as by subject, allowing quick responses to library user needs. With this latest updated volume, A to Zoo continues to provide librarians with a singular source for collection building, program development, and responding to patrons requests for picture books, from the classics to the latest publications.