The Storm-Tossed Household: How the Cross Reshapes the Dwelling by Russell D. Moore
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Overview: Why do our households have a lot energy over us? In The Storm-Tossed Household, bestselling writer Russell Moore (Onward, Christianity At this time’s 2016 "Guide of the 12 months Award Winner") teaches readers whether or not you’re married or single, whether or not you lengthy for a kid or shepherding a full home, you’re a part of a household. Household is tough as a result of family-every family-is an echo of the gospel.
Household might be the supply of a few of the most transcendent human pleasure, and household can depart us crumpled up on the facet of the street. Household could make us who we’re, and household can break our hearts. Why would this social association have that a lot energy, for good or for in poor health, over us?
Style: Non-Fiction > Religion, Beliefs & Philosophy
Household and Buddies in 18th Century England: Family, Kinship and Patronage by Naomi Tadmor
Necessities: .PDF reader, 1,four Mb
Overview: This e book considerations the historical past of the household in eighteenth-century England. Tadmor gives a brand new interpretation of ideas of family, household and kinship by her evaluation of up to date language (in diaries, conduct treatises, novels by Richardson and Haywood, and different sources). She emphasizes the significance of the family in setting up notions of the household, and exhibits how ties of "friendship" fashioned important social, financial and political networks. Her e book makes a considerable contribution to eighteenth-century historical past, and will likely be of worth to all historians and literary students of the interval.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past
Family Britain, 1951-1957 (Tales of a New Jerusalem Book 2) by David Kynaston
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.8 MB
Overview: As in Austerity Britain, an astonishing array of vivid, intimate and unselfconscious voices drive the narrative. The keen-eyed Nella Last shops assiduously at Barrow Market as austerity and rationing gradually give way to relative abundance; housewife Judy Haines, relishing the detail of suburban life, brings up her children in Chingford; the self-absorbed civil servant Henry St John perfects the art of grumbling. These and many other voices give a rich, unsentimental picture of everyday life in the 1950s. We also encounter well-known figures on the way, such as Doris Lessing (joining and later leaving the Communist Party), John Arlott (sticking up on Any Questions? for the rights of homosexuals) and Tiger’s Roy of the Rovers (making his goal-scoring debut for Melchester).
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Manzoni Family by Natalia Ginzburg
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 MB
Overview: Set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, The Manzoni Family tells a rich story of passions, writing, rivalries, deaths, and war. It pivots on the figure of Alessandro Manzoni, celebrated Milanese nobleman, man of letters, and author of the masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian literature, I promessi sposi (The Betrothed). But the tale begins with the matriarchal figure of Giulia, the mother whom the young poet found in Paris after she had abandoned him as an infant.
There is Enrichetta, the woman he and his mother chose to be his wife, and the many children she had by him until her death; literary friends from the beau monde in Italy and Paris; and Alessandro’s second wife, Teresa, and her children. Against the background of Napoleonic occupation, the reestablishment of Austrian hegemony, and the stirrings of the revolutionary urge for unification and independence, Ginzburg gracefully weaves the story of a dynasty, the Manzoni family, that seems to grow autonomously around the life of the writer and to incorporate all the epic tumult and emotion of the age.
Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics Biography, Historical
Letters to Friends, Family and Editors by Franz Kafka
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.4 MB
Overview: Collected after his death by his friend and literary executor Max Brod, here are more than two decades’ worth of Franz Kafka’s letters to the men and women with whom he maintained his closest personal relationships, from his years as a student in Prague in the early 1900s to his final months in the sanatorium near Vienna where he died in 1924.
Sometimes surprisingly humorous, sometimes wrenchingly sad, they include charming notes to school friends; fascinating accounts to Brod about his work in its various stages of publication; correspondence with his publisher, Kurt Wolff, about manuscripts in progress, suggested book titles, type design, and late royalty statements; revealing exchanges with other young writers of the day, including Martin Buber and Felix Weltsch, on life, literature, and girls; and heartbreaking reports to his parents, sisters, and friends on the declining state of his health in the last months of his life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Let’s Make Pom Poms: Family Edition by Katie Scott
Requirements: .PDF reader, 54 MB
Overview: Fun and easy makes for all the family. Get crafty with pom poms with 15 easy to follow step by step guides. Make your own set of fluffy dice, sushi that looks good enough to eat and an everlasting Christmas tree as well as many other exciting projects.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General