The Mother's Promise

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466889926

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1404

Sally Hepworth novels are "sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." —Library Journal (starred review) All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the most dismal moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged.

Mothers of Promise

Women in the Book of Genesis

Author: Tammi J. Schneider

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441206015

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1574

Eve, Noah's wife, Sarah, Tamar, Asenath, and others played a critical role in shaping the nation and faith of Israel. But we need to look closely at their stories to fully understand their impact. Respected Hebrew scholar and archaeologist Tammi Schneider takes us into the biblical account by carefully reading the stories of all the women in Genesis and illuminating the text with cultural background and archaeological insights. Her careful and creative approach challenges traditional ways of seeing these women and gives a fresh perspective on familiar stories. The result is a readable, thoughtful, and biblically grounded look at the roles and functions of Genesis women and a solid resource for studies of Genesis, women in the Bible, and women's issues.

A Mother's Promise

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099519348

Category: London (England)

Page: 592

View: 5806

When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads. Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair ...

God's Tender Promises for Mothers

Author: Jack Countryman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0529104962

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 3800

A mother's heart is uniquely and eternally bound to that of her child and God. God's Tender Promises for Mothers is the perfect tribute to Mom—to encourage and inspire, and provide wisdom, guidance, and support. This lovely booklet is filled with words of gratitude and blessing for all that Mom is and does, followed by scripture from the New King James Version to complete each entry with a promise from God. These verses serve as poignant reminders that mothers are not alone in raising their children—God is with them every step of the way. Mothers will rest in knowing they have a special role in God’s kingdom and in the lives of their children. Features & Benefits: Provides inspiration and encouragement for moms of any age Equips mothers with God’s guidance and direction during the challenges they face Variety of topics address the unique Spiritual yearnings and needs of a mother Perfect gift for Mother’s Day or for churches to give to moms in the church Note: Must be ordered in multiples of 25.

Promises I Made My Mother

Author: Sam Haskell

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345506553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 9269

The inspirational and heartwarming memoir of Sam Haskell, the former Worldwide Head of Television at the William Morris agency, focuses on promises he made to his mother to adopt certain values--humility, integrity, character, honesty, and confidence--and reveals how they led him to a fulfilling and successful life.

The Hannah Promise

A Mother's Daring Journey of Outrageous Faith

Author: Sandra Saylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781613142820

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 1086

Israel needed a prophet. Hannah needed a child. In order to do something extraordinary and to supply Israel with a deliverer, God had to incite prayer from a woman. Is it no wonder, that at this time in our nation and world, the Holy Spirit is awakening the hearts of mothers to cry out for their children. These children will not only be saved from desperate times; they will be used of God to deliver others and change the culture. The dedication of the child depends on the consecration of the mother. In this 2nd edition devotion, which includes a leader's guide, you will be inspired to Give your children whole-heartedly to God all the days of their lives; speak to the darkness and see the daylight conform; turn your desperation into outrageous, faith-filled prayers that will incite God to move on your behalf; make a radical move toward God that will transform your life and the lives of those whom you love. . . . . ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sandra Saylor is a wife, mother, grandmother, and life coach. She speaks to groups in various settings ranging from Bible studies to women's conferences. She and her husband lead seminars on marriage, relationships, and leadership. As the wife of a pastor for thirty-four years, she has cried with mothers and fathers and prayed for their children and grandchildren. Her mantra for children are these verses from Isaiah 49:24-25: "Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? But the LORD says, 'The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.'"

A Promise Is a Promise

An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother's Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Wayne W. Dyer


ISBN: 145874406X

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 2891

A Promise is a Promise ''Promise you won't leave me, will you, Mommy?''.... ''Of course not, I would never leave you, darling, I promise. And a promise is a promise!'' These were the last words that were exchanged between Kaye O'Bara and her 16-yearold daughter, Edwarda, before the vivacious teenager fell into a diabetic coma on January 3, 1970. For more than 30 years, Edwarda has been in a comatose state - and her mother has kept her promise to never leave her beloved daughter! This dedicated parent, now in her 70s, has kept a vigil by her daughter's bedside for more than a quarter of a century, feeding her every two hours and giving her insulin every four hours around the clock, without fail! The strength, power, and tenacity of Kaye O'Bara's incomparable love has attracted miracles, including the spiritual apparition of the Blessed Mother, who is a frequent ''visitor'' to the O'Bara home in Miami, Florida. These events have astounded the community and have inspired intense interest from the media, and they will amaze you - and teach you - as well! This is a phenomenal book about two ordinary people, the miracles that have made their lives extraordinary, and the lessons that you can learn from them. This is a book you will always remember - about a mother and daughter whose bond of love is everlasting!

The Mothers's Promise

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525242465


Page: 410

View: 3569

Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, they've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three women become inextricably tied, a chain of events is set into motion, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets. Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the strength of a mother's love.

The Secrets of Midwives

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447279867

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8221

What if those you cherish harboured a secret that could break you? Neva Bradley, a young midwife, has just learned that she is expecting. She's been present at the magical stages of many women's lives but she is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy hidden. And the weight of Neva's secret is beginning to bear down on everyone around her . . . Neva's mother Grace finds it impossible to let the subject rest. But the more Grace presses Neva about the identity of the baby's father, the more withdrawn she becomes. For Neva's grandmother, Floss, a retired midwife, Neva's predicament eerily mirrors events from her own past. She now must decide whether she is ready to confront a memory she's managed to supress for over fifty years. As Neva's bump grows, it becomes harder to conceal the truth. Will each of the women reveal what has been buried for so long, or are some secrets best kept hidden?

The Things We Keep

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447280717

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1846

Just because you can't remember, doesn't mean you can't love . . . Anna Forster is thirty-eight years old and has started to suffer from the early stages of Alzheimer's. She knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to an assisted living facility. But best can still hurt. What she also knows is that there's just one other resident her age at the facility - Luke. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to all that's left. What remains are her feelings for Luke. Before long the pair fall in love, despite the forces that are set against them. But when a tragic incident occurs, Luke and Anna's families decide to separate them. There is one person at the facility who can help the pair, but only if she's willing to risk everything for them . . .

How She Healed Me

A Mother's Promise and Journey to Transformation

Author: Naomi Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648137504


Page: N.A

View: 1053

When her daughter Hana suffered devastating complications after surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumour, Naomi, a Registered Nurse declared war and fought to keep her daughter alive. Hana was gaining a kilo a week and, within months, Naomi's little girl had become morbidly obese and due to her weight, confined to a wheelchair. From being an empowered nurse, Naomi found herself a disempowered consumer of the healthcare system. When it came to tackling her daughter's untreatable condition Naomi had to confront the closed minds and rigid paradigms of the medical profession. She was forced to pioneer her own medical world firsts and undertake a journey that took her around the world. The fight to heal Hana continued until Naomi experienced a spontaneous awakening: She discovered the truth behind her quest to heal her daughter, experienced the power of love and finally found the miracle she had wanted for so long.

Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises

Author: Mother M. Angelica,Christine Allison

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898706068

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 3676

Known worldwide through her EWTN network, MOther Angelica presents a book of timeless wisdom and practical insights drawn from her deep faith and personal suffering and experience. Her answers to life's dilemmas, large and small, are a sure source of inspiration for all.

Barack Obama

Son of Promise, Child of Hope (with audio recording)

Author: Nikki Grimes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141698464X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8680

The #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of President Barack Obama is now in paperback. Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn’t quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together. This is the moving story of our 44th President, told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.

If I Could

Author: Susan Milord

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763643423

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2289

Presents a free-verse tribute to the love between a mother and her child.

The Unseen Companion

God with the Single Mother

Author: Michelle Lynn Senters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802414335

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 648

If you are a single mom, you may find yourself asking: Will this loneliness ever go away? If God sees me, why do I feel so overlooked, even by the church? How can I build a spiritually strong home with so little support--and so little time? Michelle Senters has felt these exact burdens, and in The Unseen Companion she speaks right to them, giving heart-to-heart encouragement to single moms who need to know that God is with her. Avoiding clichés and hurtful platitudes, Michelle offers true hope from God's Word. Her reflections, seasoned by personal experience, will help you: Trust that God sees your needs and can satisfy them Develop a vibrant relationship with God's Word Experience God's presence as the builder of your home Avoid temptation and counterfeit solutions Strengthen your resolve and confidence to raise children of faith Read The Unseen Companion and receive a personal, practical word about following God as a single mom, with Him leading your family in strength and love. Includes questions at the end of each chapter for reflection, journaling, or group discussion.

A Mother's Goodbye

A gripping emotional page-turner about adoption and a mother's love

Author: Kate Hewitt

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814218

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6767

Bible Promises for Mothers

Author: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424550254

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 3140

Motherhood requires long hours, a quick wit, and a soft heart. That is why the power and dependability of Gods promises are such a blessing, providing strength and encouragement no matter what the day brings. Beautifully designed inside and out, Bible Promises for Mothers offers a topically organized collection of God’s promises, which provide inspiration, hope, guidance, and assurance. Reflect on hundreds of encouraging Scripture passages on topics such as acceptance, courage, eternity, fear, forgiveness, grief, hope, joy, patience, relationships, stress, trust, wisdom, and much more. Alphabetically arranged themes make it easy to access God’s wonderful promises and truth daily in every circumstance.

The Promise of a Pencil

How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Author: Adam Braun,Carlye Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 2765

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

No Promises in the Wind (DIGEST)

Author: Irene Hunt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101142200

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2890

From the Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression. America in 1932 was an America whose dreams were simple. A job, food to fill you, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes—for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s struggle to find a life for himself in the turbulent thirties.

God's Promises for Mothers

Author: Thomas Nelson Publishers,Jack Countryman,Terri Gibbs

Publisher: J Countryman Books

ISBN: 9781404100374

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7060

With over 11 million God's Promises sold, J. Countryman is bringing forth a new hardcover series. From the moment of conception, a mother's heart is uniquely and eternally bound to that of her child. God's Promises for Mothers is a stirring look at what Scripture says about the bond between mother and child as revealed in God's word. Perfect for women seeking wisdom and encouragement, God's Promises for Mothers also reminds mothers their special role in the kingdom and in the lives of their children. Features the trusted New King James translation A compact format that addresses teh unique spiritual yearnings and needs of a mother Now available in padded hardcover