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The Passion Of Perpetua

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This is the story of Perpetua, a young Roman woman living in the city of Carthage in North Africa early in the 3rd century A.D. Perpetua came from a noble Roman family, was a wife and mother of a young child and was secretly a Christian at a time when they were being widely persecuted. When the Roman governor ordered the arrest of Christians - mostly lower-caste servants and others - Perpetua publically declared her faith. Despite her nobleman father's pleas to save herself, she insisted on being treated like any other believer. After a long imprisonment and trial, Perpetua died as a martyr in the Roman Colosseum, along with thousands of others. She left behind her husband and small baby, but was later canonized as St. Perpetua for her courage.The film is not only a story of enduring faith, courage and sacrifice, but also a universal tale of love and family. HOYT HILSMAN is an award-winning writer and former candidate for Congress in California. He has written screenplays for numerous studios and networks, including New Line, Sony, Disney, ABC, CBS and others. He has also been a regular critic for Variety, and a contributor to national media, including the Huffington Post, New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and others. He is active in national politics, not only as a former candidate for Congress, but also as a member of several national political and public policy organizations.


The Passover Murder

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FINAL QUESTIONS.
Until someone killed her, the only mystery about adorable Iris Grodnik was why she had never married. But for fifteen years, her strange disappearance and murder during a Passover seder has remained a troubling piece of family history.
So when Iris's relatives ask ex-nun Chris Bennett--now the wife of a New York City cop--to make one last attempt to learn the truth, she reluctantly consents. Iris's old friends and suitors have scattered, and Chris soon suspects that some of the relatives are not telling her all they know about Iris's life and death.
Then, in the dusty depths of a hall closet, she finds an old leather purse--and her worst forebodings about Iris Grodnik's haunting murder begin to be fulfilled. . . .


A Spell Of Passion Or Fear

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Ariston was once a Guardian of the Kalliopolis, a perfect city designed according to the instructions of the Philosophers--Philosophers who, in their wisdom, found the human Guardians of Ariston's generation imperfect and replaced them with warrior machines with engines for minds. Phaleas Peneste, a poor farmer's orphan the new Guardians rescued from the devastating winter that killed his family, now serves as a mechanic and servant to them. Unhappy with their positions in the Kalliopolis's new order, each man decides to escape, a coincidence that leads to their first meeting. Afraid to risk his life in the wilderness beyond the Kalliopolis, Phaleas hesitates and is recaptured by the Guardians while Ariston discovers he doesn't have anywhere to run. Back inside, drawn by their shared resistance, the two begin a secret affair. Phaleas hopes that together, they might give each other the strength to escape the Kalliopolis forever... but first he has to convince Ariston to try again.


High Voltage Electricity Installations

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The presence of high voltage power lines has provoked widespread concern for many years. <i>High Voltage Electricity Installations</i> presents an in-depth study of policy surrounding the planning of high voltage installations, discussing the manner in which they are percieved by the public, and the associated environmental issues. An analysis of these concerns, along with the geographical, environmental and political influences that shape their expression, is presented. <ul> <li>Investigates local planning policy in an area of the energy sector that is of highly topical environmental and public concern <li>Covers the planning of high-voltage installations, and formulation of local authority policies on high-voltage installations across England and Wales <li>Features a number of case studies from both rural and urban areas, along with detailed analysis of these case studies </ul> <p> <i>High Voltage Electricity Installations</i> will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics and practitioners alike, in the fields of environmental science, environmental planning, environmental policy-making and developments in the energy sector. It will also appeal to electricity industry practitioners responsible for the planning of high voltage installations.


Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living

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Mindfulness involves learning to be more aware of life as it unfolds moment by moment, even if these moments bring us difficulty, pain or suffering. This is a challenge we will all face at some time in our lives, and which health professionals face every day in their work. The Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living programme presents a new way of learning how to face the pressures of modern living by providing an antidote which teaches us how to cultivate kindness and compassion - starting with being kind to ourselves.

Compassion involves both sensitivity to our own and others' suffering and the courage to deal with it. Integrating the work of experts in the field such as Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and Tara Brach,Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster have established an eight stage step-by-step compassion training programme, supported by practical exercises andfree audio downloads, which builds on basic mindfulness skills. Grounded in ancient wisdom and modern science, they demonstrate how being compassionate shapes our minds and brains, and benefits our health and relationships. The programme will be helpful to many, including people with various types of chronic or recurring mental health problems, and can be an effective means of coping better with low self-esteem, self-reproach or shame, enabling participants to experience more warmth, safeness, acceptance and connection with themselves and others.

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living will be an invaluable manual for mindfulness teachers, therapists and counsellors wishing to bring the 'care' back into healthcare, both for their clients and themselves. It can also be used as a self-help guide for personal practice.



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