Savage Grace

The True Story of a Doomed Family

Author: Natalie Robins,Steven M.L. Aronson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739602X

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 7128

On Friday, 17th November 1972, a shocking crime rocked London. Wealthy American socialite Barbara Baekeland had been stabbed to death in her Chelsea apartment. The man arrested for the murder: her own son. A spellbinding tale of money and madness, incest and matricide, SAVAGE GRACE is the saga of Brooks and Barbara Baekeland - heirs to the Bakelite plastics fortune - and their handsome, gentle son, Tony. Alternately neglected and smothered by his parents, he was finally driven to destroy the whole family in a violent chain of events.Unfolding against a glamorous international background, SAVAGE GRACE tells the doomed Baekelands' story through remarkably candid interviews, private letters and diaries, as well as confidential hospital and prison records. A true-crime classic, it exposes the harrowing truth behind the envied lives of the rich.

Savage Grace

Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe

Author: Andrew Harvey,Carolyn Baker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153203055X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 9457

In the boldest and most daring book either author has ever written, Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker confront us with the life and death reality of the global crisis and the fact that four crucial strategies must be employed not only to survive the dark night, but to inhabit our bodies and our lives with passionate authenticity, honesty, vigilance, community, compassion, and service. These strategies are Reconnection, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration. Deep and unprecedented reconnection with self, others, and Earth must be our mission, regardless of the outcome. Distinguishing between problems which have solutions and predicaments which can only be responded to, Harvey and Baker articulate precisely how we have arrived at this unprecedented juncture and offer strategies of resistance against the fundamental enemies of humanity and the Earth. Such a response demands of us something far deeper than what conventional religions and visions of activism call for--nothing less than living and acting from the Sacred Self, both without illusion and totally committed to compassion and justice even, if necessary, in hopeless situations. With Trump, its as if the Titanic has hit the iceberg. We are the passengers. The only question before us, and before the whole world, is how we stop the ripping of our hull. The original Titanic sunk due to human arrogance. There is still time for us to save ourselves with the power of humility, resistance and renewal. This book offers a compelling and profound pathway for human survival after hitting the iceberg. Jim Garrison, Founder and President of Ubiquity University. A powerful manual for a spiritual revolution! Read it, pray it, reflect on it, and then start acting on it...because the future of the world depends on it. Adam Bucko, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism

The Savage Grace

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606842226

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2471

Grace's life is a mess. Daniel is still a werewolf, Talbot can't be trusted, and Caleb is still out there. With Sirhan's impending death, war seems imminent. Will Grace give in to the wolf to save her family? What will happen to Daniel . . . and can their love survive one last test?

Savage Grace

A Journey in Wildness

Author: Jay Griffiths

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619025116

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 8844

Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the “sea gypsy” Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un-chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universe—Earth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Water—because her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far-flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths’ charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.

Savage Grace

Author: Cassie Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843946666

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 5397

When Cherokee warrior Standing Wolf is rescued by Shylee, a beautiful red-headed woman, they soon realize that their destiny is to be with one another

God's Saving Grace

A Pauline Theology

Author: Frank J. Matera

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802867472

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 9482

Distinguished biblical scholar Frank Matera here views the theology of the Pauline letters through the lens of the saving grace that Paul experienced at his call and conversion. Focusing on Christology, soteriology, theology, anthropology, ecclesiology, ethics, and eschatology, Matera explores both the unity and the diversity of the thirteen Pauline letters. Written in a clear and coherent style, God's Saving Grace presents students, professors, and pastors with a comprehensive yet concise and accessible overview of the theology found in the entire corpus of Paul's letters.

Fred Savage

Totally Awesome

Author: Grace Catalano

Publisher: Starfire

ISBN: 9780553288582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 101

View: 3391

Traces the life of actor Fred Savage, the star of "The Wonder Years," discussing his career, family, friends, and dating habits.

Savage Messiah

Author: Laura Oldfield Ford

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781786637857

Category:

Page: 464

View: 6134

"One of the most striking fanzines of recent years is Laura Oldfield Ford's Savage Messiah, focussing on the politics, psychology and pop-cultural past of a different London postcode. Ford's prose is scabrous and melancholic, incorporating theoretical shards from Guy Debord and Marc Augé, and mapping the transformations to the capital that the property boom and neoliberalist economics have wrought. Each zine is a drift, a wander through landscape that echoes certain strands of contemporary psychogeography. Ford--or a version of her, at least--is an occasional character, offering up narcotic memories of a forgotten metropolis. The images, hand-drawn, photographed and messily laid out, suggest both outtakes from a Sophie Calle project and the dust jacket of an early 1980s anarcho-punk compilation record: that is, both poetry and protest."--Sukhdev Sandhu, New Statesman Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Oldfield Ford's fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book is both an angry polemic against the marginalization of the city's working class and an exploration of the cracks that open up in urban space.

Grace in the Maybe

Instructions on Not Knowing Everything About God

Author: Katie Savage

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451689276

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2891

In Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times author Katie Savage beckons you to join her as she embraces the mystery of faith and gently eases into the sometimes turbulent waters of contemplative exploration. She writes with honesty and humor about the uncertainty and doubt that is inherent in the life of the growing believer, finding that even in the midst of questions, bold assurances of faith emerge. You’ll find yourself falling into step with Katie as she meanders through the liturgical calendar of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, as this insightful book weaves ordinary stories and surprising insights into satisfying reflections of the spiritual life, relationships, and life as we know it. This delightful collection of essays will stimulate your thinking, stir your heart, and nurture your soul. *** “There was a time when I knew everything about God. I was young (you’re not surprised) and relatively arrogant (now you’re really not surprised). My team always won when we played Bible trivia games in my church youth group. I knew the stories of Jonah and Daniel and Saul like they were my own family stories; I could quote the most popular Bible verses; I memorized the order of the biblical books and could spell all their names. . . . Somewhere along the way, I lost all that knowledge about God—or at least I began to realize how much there was to learn. Each day that I was a Christian seemed to be a step backward in understanding my faith. I started acknowledging the questions in my heart, began discussing those questions with friends and fellow saints, as those in the church are called, however undeserving the label may sometimes seem. And I discovered, after whining about how difficult all of this Christian stuff was, that the mystery of not knowing was also absolutely, undeniably wonderful.” —Excerpt from pages 1–2

The Lost Saint

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606842005

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9208

This non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel. Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot—a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities—not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung. Readers ravenous for more Grace and Daniel will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.

Savage Inequalities

Children in America's Schools

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0770435688

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 3421

For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation's schools.

Shiver

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407129406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6463

Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him, but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter, he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack. In summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet, they realize they can't bear to be apart. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever.

The Guardian’s Saving Grace

Author: Angelique Page

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479716197

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 2750

With everything going right for once in Jesse’s life, all the nightmares of Dean behind her now, the new baby on the way, what more could she ask for? The new baby may present more challenges than Jesse and James had ever bargained for, when things go horribly wrong during and after an early delivery. As new events unfold, the whole family is thrown into the supernatural mixing pot to protect the baby from an unknown foe. What lay in store for their new family down the road? Will it be the happily-ever-after that Jesse dreamed of, or will it forever be out of her reach? Is she destined to live a life of torment? Only God has the answers and fate seems to hold the key to unlock all of those perplexing answers. But only time will truly tell what God and fate both hold in store for Jesse, James, the new baby, and the rest of their adopted family, in the continuation of the guardian series.

My Only Saving Grace

Author: Vincent.D.Malone

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463001630

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

View: 2731

Harold Pullman, a quiet, ordinary, married man, whose life unexpectedly becomes embroiled in the seedy underbelly of the criminal underworld. On a council estate in a fictional English northern town, Harold's life is turned upside down following the kidnapping of his wife, and the ensuing desperate chase to rescue her. A darkly humorous novel about life, love, lies and deceit, entwining a cast of quirky, strange, psychotic and dangerous characters that inhabit the gritty Chesham Council Estate.

Savage Theory

Cinema as Modern Magic

Author: Rachel O. Moore

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822323884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 7012

Savage Theory articulates the powerful mythology of cinema as the premier medium for magic in modern times. Envisioning the cinema as a form of magical ritual that possesses the power to enliven, heal, and enchant, Rachel O. Moore explores modernity's relationship to the primitive by analyzing understandings of primitive belief and ritual in early film theory alongside illustrative scenes from popular as well as avant-garde film. Moore mines the theories of language, spectatorship, and cinematic expression in the writings of Vachel Lindsay, Sergei Eisenstein, Siegfried Kracauer, and Walter Benjamin, among others. Illuminating the links between these theorists' preoccupations with cinema as a form of primal communication and the numbing effects of modernity, she demonstrates how movies are uniquely able to negotiate the fragmentary and isolating nature of a modern world. In constructing an alternative to cognitive, psychoanalytic, and ideological approaches to film analysis, Moore provides eye-opening discussions of films such as Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising, Hollis Frampton's Nostalgia, and Robert Bresson's l'Argent. Drawing from Marx's theory of the commodity and Lukács's work on second nature, she outlines the fetish character of the film image and reveals the emergence of the camera as a magical tool replete with animistic powers otherwise lost in the storm of progress. Bound to influence the way future scholars think about the connection between modernism and primitivism, as well as the role of cinema therein during the early twentieth century, Savage Theory will be welcomed by scholars of film theory and anthropology and will also appeal to a wider cultural studies audience.

The Dark Divine

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606841173

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4388

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held. The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes. The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

Rogue Royalty

Author: Meghan March

Publisher: Meghan March LLC

ISBN: 1943796130

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7503


Wild

An Elemental Journey

Author: Jay Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141006447

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 3186

Jay Griffiths describes an extraordinary odyssey, courageous and sometimes dangerous, to wildernesses of earth and ice, water and fire. A poetic consideration of the tender connection between human society and wild lands, Wild is by turns funny, touching and harrowing. It is also a journey into that greatest of uncharted lands � wild mind � as Griffiths explores the words and meanings which shape our ideas and our experience of our own wildness. Part travelogue, part manifesto, this is a one-of-a-kind book from a one-of-a-kind author.

Amazing Grace

The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0770435661

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 6704

A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals the human realities of their difficult lives and poses critical questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. 125,000 first printing. Tour.