Faith by Global Fund for Children
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Families around the world celebrate faith in many different ways—through praying, singing, learning, helping, caring, and more. With stunning photographs from many cultures and religious traditions, Faith celebrates the ways in which people worship around the globe .

Thematically organized back matter gives additional information on common expressions of faith, and a glossary describes particular religions and elements of faith depicted in the book.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book helps support The Global Fund for Children’s grantmaking to community-based projects serving vulnerable children around the world.
 

About Global Fund for Children

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Maya Ajmera books are published in partnership with Global Fund for Children, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books help support The Global Fund for Children's grantmaking toward community-based projects benefiting children around the world.Maya currently lives in Washington D.C.Cynthia Pon is the director of Global Fund for Children Books. She is the co-author of Children of the U.S.A. She lives in Washington, D.C.Magda Nakassis worked for Global Fund for Children Books, helping to develop the popular Global Babies, among other books. She lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published February 1, 2009 by Charlesbridge. 48 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Children's Books.

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Simmering complications soon reach a boil as Maggie discovers that Alistair and her own oldest brother Daniel have some sort of bad history, and on a more eldritch note, a woman’s ghost that Maggie had occasionally seen in the nearby graveyard takes to floating into her house and right up to her ...

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Combining the traditional association between flying and the escape of slaves to freedom with her own fantasies as a child who delighted in the sense of liberation and empowerment she felt on a rooftop from which she saw stars twinkling among the lights of nearby George Washington Bridge, Ringgol...

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Expelled from public school and forced to attend parochial school, a skeptical pre-teen finds friendship as well as faith.

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But his descendants (some of them, anyway) are almost as colorful as Sam, and in "The Bronfmans: The Rise and Fall of the House of Seagram," Nicholas Faith, a veteran British financial journalist, sketches vivid pictures of the most interesting of them: Edgar Bronfman, Sam's elder son and designa...

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Arthur's younger half-sister, Sheila, in a quasi-omniscient style, narrates the complicated, devastating history that shaped Arthur's life, both personally and spiritually.

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In this thought-provoking first book, former optometrist Johnston, who has studied spiritual development, allies herself with the “beyond religion” movement, in which nonbelievers or those who are “post–organized religion” advance toward spiritual maturity through emotional intelligence...

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Seamlessly weaving examples from Scripture, her counselees and her own life with offerings from contemporary writers and traditional spiritual classics, she makes an unadorned but compelling case for seeking God's presence in the ferment and brokenness of everyday life.

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Lamott (Bird by Bird) reads a collection of her autobiographical essays, each a heart-wrenching detailing of a life grown up in a world of obsessions: food, alcohol, drugs and relationships.

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In this collection of short stories about faith, Curtis, the fiction editor of the Atlantic Monthly, plunges the reader into a sometimes baffling, often disconcerting world of belief.

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This book's title is more rhetorical effect than factual accuracy: Hamer, who discovered the controversial "gay gene" in the 1990s, reports that he has now found a gene that may correlate in some people with their level of spirituality—not with belief in a being we would call God or with the perf...

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For his first foray into children's book writing, bestselling author Peck ( The Road Less Traveled ) has concocted a slender, self-conscious story.

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After her parents divorce and her best friend moves away, a teen must adjust to her altered life in a small Ohio town.

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(Connell does not mention that these are not included in his official papers because scholars doubt their authenticity.) With previous bestsellers such as Meetings with Mary and Angel Power, it is not surprising that Connell gives credence to a story that began circulating some 60 years after Was...

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At first, readers may need to refer frequently to the chart of "Families of Millbrook" at the front of the book in order to keep the relationships straight, but connections among characters become clearer as the story focuses on rebellious Faith Common, the daughter of a Methodist minister.

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In his poem, “To the Gods” he writes, “If I could sing I’d want to distill the thrill/ of her, and more I’d want that lilting playful voice/ to stay with me, all the sing-song iambs/ that forestall the crash of loving/ too much, hanging on too long.” Sadoff laments the gods aren’t l...

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Some hundreds of years in the future, humankind and several alien races have formed the galaxy-spanning Commonwealth.

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They explain both Lonnie's mixed racial heritage and, more broadly, black Americans' contributions to the arts (e.g., the Harlem Renaissance) and to the Allies' victories in the two World Wars.

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First-time novelist Jennings takes a soaring flight into magic realism in this captivating tale narrated with brio by a Mexican street dog.

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Faith reflects on her life and her values, from her troubling marriage to Claude, a violent man who married her for her money, to her falling out with Claudia Jean, and the death of her son, Mike, in an accident that changed John Jasper’s life.

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Inside Sports writer Hubbard (Shark Among Dolphins) promises more than he delivers in this survey of the most religious sports figures.

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Rather than facing her problems head-on, Anne-Marie allows Jackson to drive her to Camp Shaddai, an isolated Christian retreat where Anne-Marie's desperate search to find God—and herself—soon turns deadly.

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But the CIA villains haven't reckoned on the resilience of the two lobbyists, nor on the grit of FBI agent Brooke Reynolds, nor on the skill of PI Lee Adams, who gets caught up in the attempted hit on Faith and her guardian-- and who then goes on the run with the lobbyist.

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Chater's descriptions of their troubled voyage to Portugal, the freedom the kids found in a rural village, and the mixture of pleasure and astonishment with which they explored local customs -- all these are particularly lively and evocative.

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The Telegraph

... The God Argument by A C Grayling is an anti-religious polemic enough to make even a hardened sceptic turn to God, says Tom Payne.

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The Bookbag

Summary: A blend of love story, political thriller and murder mystery in this dystopian future book about religious fundamentalism.

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Patheos

If so, do you have any suggestions on how to get moderate and progressive Christian religions to publically criticize the Christian Right on these issues?.

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Project MUSE

In this gripping study of parents’ faith healing of their children, Peters effectively tugs readers’ loyalties back and forth between devout religious parents and parens patriae, the state in its role as “parent of the country” (69).

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