The Artist In Me: An Incredible and Hilarious Journey with America’s Premier Christian Ballet Company
by: Ichthus Publications
Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews
Behind the leaping, spinning, lifting, hard work, and discipline of ballet dancers is an untold story of what happens between ballet performances. In this behind-the-scenes look at America’s first, professional Christian ballet company, Tim Dryden reveals some of his most memorable experiences while working as the first Tour Director for Ballet Magnificat. In this quasi-autobiographical account, he relates how God is actively working in his world, orchestrating the events in our lives for his glory. Tim reveres and honors God as the Author of life and the one who saves those who trust in him; he is also the God of humor and creativity. This shines through when you read about all the hilarious and extraordinary things that God does for his children. With his trademark insights, energy, and love for telling a funny story, Tim offers biblical truths about the all-powerful Artist of the universe through the retelling of stories that will be sure to amaze, inspire, and make you laugh. And, with this book, you will certainly enjoy God more as you see first-hand his amazing interaction with his creation and the way in which he works out all things for good.
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Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice
by: F+W Media
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Lessons of a lifetime. 24 modern-day masters share secrets to their success.
Since 2009, thousands of artists have flocked to Lori McNee’s FineArtTips.com for creative and professional advice. A social media guru as well as a professional artist, McNee has assembled a diverse and impressive group of today’s most popular artists to create Fine Art Tips (the book!), an unprecedented master class in representational painting and art business advice.
Fine Art Tips goes “behind the paintings” to show how 24 of today’s top artists transform dabs of paint into incredible still lifes, landscapes, portraits and wildlife art. Along the way, they generously share practical, real-world tips on everything from evoking the illusion of sparkling water to professional networking.
Plein air afficianado Ken Auster offers an unforgettable lesson on focal point. John Seerey Lester, a rock star in the world of wildlife painting, talks about the power of storytelling in paint. Joe Anna Arnett reveals her secret to painting white peonies, and Daniel Sprick discusses the foundations behind his classical portraits.
The advice in these pages can be life-changing for artists, both aspiring and established. For art-lovers in general, Fine Art Tips is a brilliant showcase of today’s top artists.
Inspired by Lori McNee’s art blog sensation, FineArtTips.com!
- Illuminating tips, techniques and professional advice from 24 of today’s most highly acclaimed artists
- 26 step-by-step demonstrations in oil, acrylic and pastel
- A thrilling range of signature styles and subjects
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Whole-Pet Healing: A Heart-to-Heart Guide to Connecting with and Caring for Your Animal Companion
by: Hay House, Inc.
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
The profound bond between us and our beloved pets is undeniable—in fact, it goes far beyond what we might ever have expected.
In Whole-Pet Healing
, 30-year veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas
delves into the heart-to-heart link we share with our cherished animal companions, and how we can influence their healing—and they, ours—in remarkable ways. Presenting a case for holistic pet care backed by quantum science, Dr. Thomas explains the nature of the energetic body and the ways we can tap into its extraordinary curative abilities, using techniques ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to intention and intuition. He sheds light on our power to deliver love and healing to our dogs, cats, birds, and other pets via an enhanced human-animal connection—and how this benefit flows in both directions, helping us experience radiant love and well-being ourselves.
Empowered by this holistic, energetic perspective, you will be guided in making optimal choices with ease and confidence, with chapters covering topics such as:
- Finding the right veterinarian
- Creating the best natural diet for your pet
- Knowing what to do in times of health challenges
- Intuitively connecting with your animal companion
This groundbreaking book promises to be one you’ll turn to time and again at each stage of your pet’s life.
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel (A Mitford Novel)
Product rating: 4.7 with reviews
From the author of the Mitford books including Come Rain or Come Shine:
Welcome back home to Mitford. We’ve been waiting for you…
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from the land of his Irish ancestors. While he’s glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing from his life: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it.
For years, he believed he had a few answers. Now he has questions. How can he possibly help Dooley’s younger brother, Sammy, make it through the fallout of a disasterous childhood? Could doing a good deed for the town bookstore be the best thing for his befuddled spirit? And who was riding through town in a limo? Not Edith Mallory.
Then an editorial in the weekly Muse poses a question that sets the whole town looking for answers: Does Mitford still take care of its own?
Now sit back, relax, and discover why USA Today says Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good “hits the sweet spot at the intersection of your heart and your funny bone.”
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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
In the tradition of Detroit: An American Autopsy
and Maximum City
comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa.
Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find the city that once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods was now on the precipice of a major change.
Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a predictable, pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order—and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
With a cast of larger-than-life characters who are driving this fast-moving juggernaut or who risk getting caught in its gears, this kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God
is an insider perspective into a city on the brink from a native daughter whose life, hopes, and fortunes are entwined with those of the city she portrays.
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Sinfully Mine (Lessons with the Dom) (Volume 2)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.5 with 121 reviews
She was forbidden.
I didn’t care.
As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits. Tempting as sin, and forbidden. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I’d behaved like a gentleman.
When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.
With my heart on lockdown, and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.
No strings. No attachments.
And definitely no falling for her again.
If you like steamy love stories, you won’t want to miss this older brother’s best friend romance.
This is book two in the Lessons with the Dom series, following The Gentleman Mentor. Both are complete standalone novels featuring sexy Dominant men you’re sure to fall in love with. Enjoy!
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The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass
by: Spring House Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
Not every revolution requires an insurrection, and not every renaissance begins in salons, galleries or cloistered chambers. The cocktail seemed an unlikely candidate to start either a revolution or a renaissance, but somehow over the past decade, it has managed to become the center of both. Today the cocktail is celebrated at week-long conferences and festivals that draw thousands. Taking cues from a wider culinary movement that’s been building steam for decades, craft-cocktail bars (and the bartenders and writers who inhabit them) are digging in the depths of the drink’s rich history and apply these fresh-taught lessons to new drinks, appropriating techniques and skills acquired everywhere from centuries-old handbooks. However, as fascinating as today’s artisan-driven or tech-savvy craft-cocktail bars can be, there’s also a need for cocktail comfort food―for exciting drinks that have the benefit of being delicious, and that can be easily prepared by non-professionals. From Paul Clarke, the 2014 Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer and founder of the groundbreaking spirits blog, The Cocktail Chronicles, comes an approachable guide to the cocktail renaissance thus far and―as the name implies―a chronicle of the cocktails that have come along the way. The Cocktail Chronicles is not a lab manual for taking the cocktail experience to a molecular level; nor is it an historical monograph tracing the details of our forebears as they developed and mixed the drinks we enjoy today. Instead, The Cocktail Chronicles is a collection of approachable, and easily replicable drinks that all share the same thing: a common deliciousness and a role — both big and small — in the ongoing and thriving cocktail renaissance. This collection of expertly curated recipes represent a photo album of sorts―snapshots of people encountered over the years, with some close friends and family members depicted alongside a few dimly remembered strangers. The Cocktail Chronicles believes cocktails should be fun: it doesn’t demand the purchase of a new product for every recipe or require hours spent preparing a single ingredient — that is a sure way to suck the joy right out of it. Life is complicated―a good drink doesn’t have to be. To that end, The Cocktail Chronicles has you covered.
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Flat Belly Tea Diet: Lose 10lbs of Fat in a Week with this Revolutionary New Plan (The Home Life Series) (Volume 22)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.2 with 4 reviews
Tea has been a popular drink around the world for thousands of years. But who knew it can also help you shed pounds and lose belly fat? Well new studies now show what the Chinese have probably known for years. Find out the amazing properties of the different types of tea, and how they can help you lose 10lbs in just a week Discover how, by drinking a few cups of tea a day you can…. Shrink your fat cells Turbocharge your workout to shed more pounds Boost your metabolism Crush your cravings Stop the formation of new fat cells Increase your energy levels…And much more Also included are…. Fat busting smoothies Super hydrating water infused drinks to keep you hydrated and healthy A seven day weight loss plan Two weeks of exercises and a chapter to get all your questions answered. So get your copy today and drink your way to a healthier slimmer you
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Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer
by: Harper Wave
Product rating: 5.0 with 13 reviews
The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister—a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment.
When Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to know everything. She voraciously read books, articles, and websites and talked to everyone she knew. But nothing prepared her for what the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation would feel like. Were there tricks that could ease her pain and discomfort? What was “fatigue” and how would it affect her? At what exact moment would her hair fall out and how? Hutton wanted what she could not find: a clear how-to guide for the cancer girl she had become.
Bald Is Better with Earrings is Hutton’s answer for women diagnosed with breast cancer: a straightforward handbook, leavened with humor and inspiration, to shepherd them though the experience. Warm and down-to-earth, Hutton explains what to expect and walks you through this intense and emotional process: tests, surgery, chemo, losing your hair and shaving your head, being bald, radiation treatments.
Hutton offers a wealth of invaluable advice—from tricks for surviving chemo, to treating your skin during radiation, to keeping track of meds—and includes a practical list of tips for each stage of the process at the end of every chapter. Compassionate, friendly, and shaped by Hutton’s first-hand knowledge, Bald Is Better with Earrings is the comprehensive, essential companion for anyone dealing with breast cancer.
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Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web
by: O’Reilly Media
Product rating: 4.5 with 6 reviews
Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once.
Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice.
- Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages
- Traverse multiple pages and sites
- Get a general overview of APIs and how they work
- Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape
- Download, read, and extract data from documents
- Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data
- Read and write natural languages
- Crawl through forms and logins
- Learn image processing and text recognition
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Beginner’s Russian With Interactive Online Workbook: A Basic Russian Course; Learn Basic Language and Start Speaking Today, Online Activities, Videos, … Life, Useful Lessons Cove (Russian Edition)
by: Brand: Hippocrene Books
Product rating: 4.4 with 31 reviews
This is the most accessible and carefully paced Russian course on the market. It is aimed at beginners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak, and read Russian confidently. Along with the book, readers have access to an interactive website full of videos, audio, and self-correcting exercises. The wealth of material on the website provides an invaluable, enriching experience for learners. It features useful and relevant lessons cover everyday situations related to family, jobs, introductions, eating and drinking, the internet, and much more. It offers a gradual introduction to the language, cyrillic alphabet, and grammar with thorough explanations and instructions. The interactive website features correct pronunciation by native speakers and helps learners start speaking Russian right away. It is written by the authors of the highly regarded intermediate text, “V Puti”.
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The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage with Purpose
by: David C. Cook
Product rating: 4.9 with 33 reviews
Your attitudes about marriage and the path to marriage are wrong. Some you’ve inherited, some you’ve simply bought—hook, line, and sinker—and some you’ve made up yourself. They have translated into bad action (or no action) in dating and relationships. But it’s not too late; you can break the cycle of dating dysfunction and learn to honor marriage, marry well, and live intentionally while you wait. Lisa Anderson proves it’s possible.
The Dating Manifesto is neither a cheesy formula for finding a spouse nor a feel-good book about how the person for you is “out there” if you only “believe.”Instead, it’s a challenge to wise up, own your junk, and chart a bold new course for your relationship future.
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Naruto Box Set 2: Volumes 28-48 with Premium
by: VIZ Media LLC
Product rating: with reviews
The second Naruto Box Set and the start of the Shippuden part of the story. This set features volumes 28~48 at a substantial savings over buying them individually, along with an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the series and a full-color, double-sided poster.
It’s been more than two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Much has happened while he has been away, and new threats to the ninja world have emerged. Can Naruto prove his worth and rescue his friend Sasuke?
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