The Silent Qur´an and the Speaking Qur´an:Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
Are you too nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say ´´no´´ to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you. You´ll discover how to: Easily say ´´no´´ when you want to and need to Confidently and effectively ask for what you want Speak up more freely in all your relationships Eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101636/bk_acx0_101636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Public speaking is the main principal element of fear for most people. Sometimes, finding one’s own voice in front of a crowd can cause a great amount of anxiety and stress. In order to overcome the fear of public speaking, there are different strategies and techniques that one can employ to become a more confident communicator. While some are born with an innate sense of how to speak to an audience, others are scared speechless at the mere idea of giving a speech. Feeling nervous before giving a speech is normal and can be controlled by following the guidelines outlined in this audiobook. Don’t be discouraged, if you bomb out during your first public speaking engagement, allow us to help you focus on your potential to find your place among the great speakers of the world. After listening to this book, you will be able to keep the butterflies you feel in check, and to bring your communication skills to greater heights. Here is a sampling of what you´ll learn, plus easy chapter navigation: Five Elements/Factors of Speaking in Public How to Identify Fear and Phobias Causes of Public Speaking Fear Learning to Breathe and Throw Your Voice All About the Audience-They want You to Succeed Public Speaking Techniques That Work How to Calm Your Nerves and Let Go of Stress Using Humor to Win the Crowd Creating a Win-Win Situation How to Use and Handle Silent Moments How to Deal with Mistakes Practical Speaking Application Using Your New Knowledge Using Your Available Resources Taking Steps to Overcome Your Fear Thoughtful Practice to Make Perfect 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024601/bk_acx0_024601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Victim, I am sorry. I am sorry you´re a fellow traveler on the road from past sexual abuse. I hurt with you, and I am praying for you. Have you ever been betrayed by the very people you entrusted with your life and soul? Growing up in a devoutly Christian family, you would never expect the leader of the flock to be the one to rip away your innocence, but that is just what happened to the author as a 15-year-old girl. In Silent No More, she shares her first-hand account of the abuse, the aftermath, and her path to freedom. Her experiences seem unreal, unbelievable, and unfathomable - yet they are completely true. Writing to encourage other victims of sexual abuse to overcome their experiences, The Missionary illustrates the heartbreaking circumstances of her own abuse by her church pastor and how Jesus continues to heal her emotional and spiritual wounds. In addition to her own story, she includes advice aimed at helping others find restoration in God´s love:Advice on the transformation from victim to survivor Information about sexual abuse by members of clergy Resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual support You might feel alone and confused, but you are not. You will find freedom and release in the pages of this book as you discover how to be Silent No More. The Missionary is a woman who is passionate about health through speaking and living in truth as defined by the Holy Bible. She is a trailblazer in her outspoken advocacy for sexual abuse survivors, and her ability to reunite them with God. Professionally, she works in the healthcare industry. Personally, she is the mother of two sons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Missionary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127173/bk_acx0_127173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the thinking reader´s romantic suspense, and it´s dynamite. (USA Today) The man of her fantasies is finally hers. Sort of... Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan´s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin´s estate to take a much-needed break, she finds herself faced with both. First, she´s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia; then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around-the-clock protection - from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he´s her bodyguard. Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss´ sexy cousin, but now he´s guarding her 24-7 and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can´t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator´s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051841/bk_adbl_051841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A guide for using body language to lead more effectively Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting, or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement. In The Silent Language of Leaders, Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age. Draws on compelling psychological and neuroscience & technology research to show leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect. Stands out as the only book to address specifically how leaders can use body language to increase their effectiveness Goman, a respected management coach, is widely considered as the expert in body language issues in the workplace The Silent Language of Leaders will show listeners how to take advantage of the most underused skills in the leadership toolkitnonverbal skillsto improve their credibility and stay ahead of the curve. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004903/bk_adbl_004903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to catch a vicious serial killer. The first two victims are American university students and both have livestock tags fixed to their earlobes. Who wanted them dead and what´s the connection? The detectives piece together the forensic evidence and track down the witnesses, to reach a shocking conclusion. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. Dead Silent is book two of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. In this second book, Calladine faces personal tragedy and startling revelations, and Ruth´s relationship with Jake Ireson develops. Tom Calladine is a single, 51-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of 21 has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape. Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-30s, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets. Her hobby is birdwatching. The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine´s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027162/bk_adbl_027162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
French is considered one of the languages that is widely learned all over the world. There is a high likelihood that you are already familiar with some French phrases and words. Because of the French invasion in England during the 11th century, the French language has given significant contributions to the English vocabulary. This means that even if you are not actively learning French but are adept in English, you are already using a lot of French words without knowing it. Because of hundreds of years of interaction with the British, and because of common ancient forefathers, French has offered English speakers a fairly easy path to conversing using a different language. French and English share several similarities in sentence construction. You may even realize that a lot of French and English words have similar sounds. The limited French sounds may still be familiar to you because of movies and TV shows. Some of these unique French sounds include the silent and the gruff sound; but this does not completely mean that everything you watch and hear on TV is totally accurate. Still, being able to adopt the French accent you have acquired from watching movies can help you a lot while learning the language. Even if French is remotely related to the English language, it is more generally compared to other Romance languages, such us Spanish and Italian. These three languages were created from the Latin language used by the Romans during their invasions in 1 BC; but despite their common origin, the evolution of the French language is different from the evolution of Italian and Spanish (which still share a lot of similarities even up to today). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043216/bk_acx0_043216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlock the more straightforward side of The Hate U Give with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which follows 16-year-old Starr Carter as she deals with her trauma after witnessing the shooting of her unarmed friend Khalil by a policeman. Tensions begin to simmer in her neighbourhood, erupting into riots after the policeman is acquitted of the murder, and Starr is forced to choose between staying silent or speaking out in the name of justice. Angie Thomas is a contemporary author whose novels focus on the experiences of young African-American women in modern-day America. She primarily writes in the young adult genre. Find out everything you need to know about The Hate U Give in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: . A complete plot summary . Character studies . Key themes and symbols . Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!