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The complete three-part BBC drama set amidst the lesbian subculture of 1890s England. The series follows heroine Nan Astley (Rachael Stirling), who meets and falls for male impersonator Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes). Nan moves to London and begins an affair with Kitty while also joining her music hall act. When she discovers an unwelcome truth Nan begins a voyage into the capital's sexual underworld which eventually sees her become destitute and forced to make some important decisions about the future of her relationships.
Romantic comedy set in 1920s rural England, adapted from the play by Noel Coward. Young English aristocrat John (Ben Barnes) returns to his family's country estate with his new wife Larita (Jessica Biel), an American race driver and divorcee, following a whirlwind romance in France. While his mother Veronica (Kristin Scott Thomas) is resolutely unimpressed by her new daughter-in-law, John's father Jim (Colin Firth) finds Larita a breath of fresh air.
Jim McManus' book will introduce Mary to those who do not yet know her, and deepen the understanding of many who already know and love this woman "full of grace." Beginning from the scriptural portrayal of the mother of Jesus, the author considers Mary in the history of the Church, in doctrine, and in public and private devotion.
Any reasonably educated person knows what is said about Galileo, but not what Galileo himself actually said. This has allowed a variety of different interpretations to be put upon his stands as a scientist and as a man, in particular from within the Catholic world, where a sense of guilt for his dramatic destiny has never been completely erased. Let him speak, then so that he can bring to everybody's attention, in particular the young, his message of reason, of intellectual honesty, of free thinking. A message that more than ever, is of great relevance in the rampant irrationality of the new millennium. The selection of writings offered here is preferred by a blunt self-portrait, which is of course a "forgery" - however, one that is based entirely on extracts from Galileo's writings and private letters, though he would never have dared, nor been allowed to write it himself. The anthology touches upon the themes dearest to Galileo and a lively commentary, from both the scientific and the literary-historical viewpoints, should help make the extracts accessible. The reader will be able to appreciate the work and the writing-style of a very great scientist and author and will probably also be surprised to find with the aid of a test with answers provided, just how many of the misconceptions about the "workings of the world" that were rife prior to Galileo, still survive today among the common beliefs of even well-educated, non scientific people.
Self-esteem is a psychological concept rooted in human nature. Yet,
people need an understanding of self-esteem that is healthy,
Christian-based, and nourishing. This book synthesizes the ways
psychology and theology approach the issue of self-esteem. It shows
how our psychological natures relate to and form the basis for our
spiritual selves, and conversely, how our spiritual life enlivens
and enriches our human lives.
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