- Filename: the-gift.
- ISBN: 0307567605
- Release Date: 2009-07-01
- Number of pages: 464
- Author: Lewis Hyde
- Publisher: Vintage
Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky's extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses. I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through— listen to this music! With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
"Leading the Pack" is a must read and a refreshing change from an academic approach to a realistic world view of Leadership in privately held businesses in the 21st century. Academic theory is one thing and practical application in real life, everyday, challenging, pressure packed, and stress related circumstances is an entirely different scenario. College studies don't relate to the numerous diversified and complicated cultural leadership challenges a President or CEO is likely to face on a day to day basis while trying to maximize profit, create or maintain competitive advantage and grow market share. "Leading the Pack" focuses on all the leadership issues that are likely to keep you up at night. Rick does an excellent job outlining the success formulas for being an effective "Lead Wolf" executive facing the diversified challenges of the 21st century for privately held businesses. Tom Marino, CEO, Exotic Automation & Supply "When it comes to understanding leadership as it applies to business today --- this book is Outstanding...the content is very informational and intuitive. The book is written in a reader friendly format with case studies that even the layperson can understand. You will go away after reading this book with a deeper insight on leadership, not only in the business world but also in life a book for EVERYONE to benefit from. Take the initiative and become a Lead Wolf!." Heather Parsons, Professor, University of Dayton Leading the Pack is a well written book about the dynamics of managing change and leading people. Rick emphasizes the value of respect for employees and their contribution to the success of the organization. Whether personal or corporate, change is inevitable and Johnson does a great job describing the qualities of successful leaders in a variety of business environments. His use of "thought provokers" and tabular data makes this book an easy but stimulating read, appropriate for all levels of management. John Stockhausen, President,
Children will discover how the donkey, the cow, the sheep and other animals honored Jesus in their own special way by presenting Him with gifts. This precious story, paired with tenderly-detailed illustrations, teaches young readers about the importance of giving. Other Titles in the Christmas Read & Sing Along series include: The Best Thing About Christmas, Happy Birthday, Jesus and The Friendly Beasts.
In The Gift, Lila Ellexson Senter reflects on Christmases past and takes us along for the journey. Throughout time, she and her friends and family have discovered the joy of "word gifts"--collections of quotations, original poetry, and stories that have amplified the meaning of Christmas for both the gift giver and the recipient. This book represents some of the most meaningful word gifts they have exchanged over the years. The words, so carefully chosen, reflect a strong faith, and the beautiful artwork that accompanies each word gift amplifies the message.
What moves us to give gifts to other people? The Gift brings together perspectives on gift exchange and reciprocity from different social scientific disciplines. The first part of this book contains anthropological and sociological 'classics' on gift giving and reciprocity. In the second part the focus is on social psychological theories, and on empirical research on gift giving in Western society. Finally, the main concepts underlying gift exchange - reciprocity, self-interest and altruism - are discussed. Here, the focus is on fundamental assumptions about human nature. Altruism and self-interest turn out to be much more interwoven than we are inclined to think.
In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly
In this hitherto unpublished memoir, the poet who signed herself H. D. recreates the world of her childhood in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and in a country house outside Philadelphia
The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives - a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.
What is it about The GIFT that makes it worth having and keeping handy for repeated reference? What is it about this book that causes people to refuse to lend it out for fear that they might not get it back? And what is it that inspires people to treat it like an heirloom not wanting their children to grow up without knowledge of its contents? It has to be about what the book offers between its covers. Very true so let's take a brief look at what's in store for those who are interested in making a sound investment towards something which many individuals out of Christ might consider to be a fantasy, but would like to have their copy anyway (and hold on to it) because they too can benefit tremendously from it. The Gift is based on a practical concept that ultimately becomes a cherished relationship lifestyle; a concept that is so pregnant with marriage-preservation content that those who become impregnated with this concept will make marriage attractive even to many of those who are turned off by it. At the core of this concept is its ultimate destination the motivation that gives it life and sustained consistency. In its Ultimate Destination the title of the book becomes relevant and becomes the life-blood of the mutual commitment to adhere to the Gold Standard of caring for each other. Then there is GIFT-care: Two hundred and seventy-four recommendations for caring for your marriage (or the one that you will some day have). In this marriage-enrichment book, the Royal status of the born-again individual is brought into focus and its place in marriage enrichment is laid out. This chapter shows disrespect the door. In dealing with the fact of one's royal status in Christ, this author takes the reader to the core of the fascinating world of authentic Christian Identity and shows how it can and is supposed to impact marriage in the most positive ways. Then there are the responsibilities of Royalty: Here too we are treated to a plethora of potentially life-transforming facts a transformation that elevates self-concept to new highs and changes the fulfillment zip code of the marriage itself. In this book, the author also deals with the practicality of Royalty. Have you ever wondered how your marriage would be affected if you were to see both yourself and your spouse through the eyes of God? This author takes you there Don't miss it. If you and your spouse are both born-again of the Holy Spirit, do you know that to treat each other any less than as Royalty is highly offensive to God? You owe it to yourself, your marriage and your spouse to get this book and see why this is so. Watch your home prosper as you make good use of this information.
The Gift of Generations is a comparative study of aging and the social contract in Japan and the United States. By using original, systematically comparable data collected in these countries, the book explores the different cultural definitions of vulnerability and giving, and the ways they shape and constrain the social strategies of routinizing helping arrangements. The book succeeds in interweaving the theory and practice of the social contract by developing the concept of symbolic equity.
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
In ancient Hebrew prayers, the highest wish that any worshiper can offer to another is that the Almighty will give the worshiper ''the greatest of gifts-the gift of peace.' Ben Steins The Gift of Peace comprises more than 500 lessons about how to live life in a state of peace. Drawing from wisdom learned in 12-step meetings and from his own meditations, Stein reveals the guideposts that have taken him (over the last 16 years) to a life incomparably more serene and uncomplicated than it once was. The lessons in The Gift of Peace are about surrender to God, about turning envy around, about realizing ones own unimportance in the universe, and about achieving humility through actions as well as thoughts. Through repeated readings, these homilies, especially upon waking and at bedtime, offer genuine calm and peace.
The Gift of Betrayal You've been betrayed by a loved one! What you counted on to be true is false. Betrayal may very well be the cruelest and most painful relationship challenge you'll ever face ... but you're not alone. According to conservative estimates, 40 percent of women and 60 percent of men have betrayed their significant other. But statistics don't help you feel any better. You're a woman who knows what it feels like to be betrayed, to have your life shattered, to see your dreams go up in smoke. You are alone, abandoned, at risk, hopeless, and overwhelmed. You don't know who you are anymore, what's real, or whom you can trust. While you surely can't see the gift in your betrayal, it is there! What feels like a curse is really a blessing in disguise. Eve A. Wood, M.D., ought to know. She's been there herself. And she's helped hundreds of other women heal their lives after gut-wrenching betrayals. You, too, can climb out of your pit of despair and live your heart's desire - but you need to know how to do it. How will you heal your life when your world explodes? You do have a choice: you can be a victim ... or use this experience as an opportunity to create the life you've always wanted. With The Gift of Betrayal, Dr. Wood has written the book she wishes she'd been able to read many years ago. Her patients, and her own life journey, have taught her the 14 key lessons necessary to heal your life when your world explodes. And now she's sharing them with you. Read other women's stories. Learn from your own history. And then use the guidance, tools, and suggestions Dr. Wood offers to find your own unique path to wholeness and joy. You can create a glorious future! You will be successful!