THEY WERE UNLIKELY FRIENDS.
She was a young, overweight college professor with a pack-a-day habit and a bad attitude. He was her boss and a disciplined, accomplished Ironman(R) triathlete. She was a whiner; he was a hard-ass. He had his act together; she most certainly did not.
Yet Susan and Carlos shared a deep and abiding friendship that transcended career, sport, and even cancer. Carlos showed Susan a different path to follow, one of health and confidence, even as his own body was failing him.
Both amusing and poignant, Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow is a buddy story about running and triathlon, and a moving tale of missteps, redemption, and personal growth. Most of all, it's a testimony to the transformative power of friendship.
SUSAN LACKE is a writer, professor, and endurance athlete whose work regularly appears in Competitor, Triathlete, Women's Running, and Salt Lake magazines. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with four animals: a Labrador, a cattle dog, a miniature pinscher, and a freakishly tall husband named Neil.
"With humor and brutal honesty, Lacke draws you into a touching story that's refreshingly free of affected 'inspirational crap.' It made me laugh, and it gave me pause to reflect on my own fallible inner voice. It brought tears to my eyes and simultaneously left me with a smile." --HEATHER WURTELE, PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE
In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their poignancy. First heard as informal radio broadcasts on the BBC, the lectures were published as three books and subsequently combined as Mere Christianity. C. S. Lewis proves that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice," rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. This twentieth century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
With a new foreword by Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, this illustrated gift edition evokes the historic time and place of the book's creation.
"A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism" (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of BelieverThe wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war--a war that can't be won. Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time when religion and politics increasingly share the same vocabulary and function in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie at its root. How do you win a religious war? By refusing to fight in one. Featuring new content and updated analysis - Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.
This edition presents all seven books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume. The books are presented here according to Lewis' preferred order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published.
This 1840 Book of Mormon reprint was carefully revised by Joseph Smith Jr., and is the last edition he worked on. It is the Third Edition and was published in Nauvoo, Illinois. It was published without an Index or Preface, but does contain the testimony of the Three and Eight Witnesses.
But his intense religious indoctrination from his parents-German immigrants steeped in Calvinistic doctrine-convince him that he is in a special relationship with God, so much so that he sees God's hand in everything. This chosen status, combined with worldly success, feeds Arnold's arrogance and distorts his perception of reality to the point of delusion-and ultimately results in a bizarre tragedy.
Richly dramatic, "The Godsend" is a cautionary tale of the dangers of unbridled transcendentalism.