From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits – an inclination to blurt out non-sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) – had earned him the label ‘social deviant’. It didn’t help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger’s syndrome – a form of autism – at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris, who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller.
In September of 1970, on the way to a farm, I began to say the Lord’s Prayer. “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” As these lines flowed from my lips, I knew something was happening to me. [...]
When you want to prepare multiple cases, you may for your own use, make multiple copies of this manual. Especially of the chapters two and three. In these chapters you will describe the injustice that has been done to you. It is best to save your notes when you have presented your case in the heavenly courts. As the paperback describes, the writing down of the verdict is important. You are making a copy of the verdicts. It is also benificiairy to save your notes of the preparations. If you want to, you could ask advise afterwards.
Have you always wanted to know about the Mystic Mothers that shaped the way we do church and the weird and wonderful things they said and did? Then this delightful edition of an introduction to the Mystic Mothers of the monastic era is the book for you.
Many of us have read the famous Psalm 23 as a Psalm of comfort and support in our hour of need, when we sought the closeness of God in a time of emotional distress. Operating in Abundance has however been written from a different perspective. What would happen if you could read this Psalm as [...]
First written in 1675 by Miguel de Molinos, The Spiritual Guide still carries advice and information relevant to the art of interior prayer today. In the seventeenth century it provoked sensational reactions, both of approval and controversy. This is the present-day reader’s chance to discover a text, whose promotion of an ‘interior way to contemplation [...]
Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand women. Written from the perspective of two mature Christian wives and Bible teachers–women who you’ll come to know as teachers and friends–Intimate Issues is biblical and informative: sometimes humorous, other times [...]