When his next-door neighbors in a quaint New England town suddenly pick up and move to a gated retired community in Florida called The Villages, Andrew Blechman is astonished by their stories, so he goes to investigate. Larger than Manhattan, with a golf course for every day of the month, two downtowns, its own newspaper, radio, and TV station, The Villages is a city of nearly 100,000 (and growing) missing only one thing: children. In the critically acclaimed Leisureville, Blechman delves into life in the senior utopia, offering a hilarious firsthand report on everything from ersatz nostalgia to the residents´ surprisingly active sex lives. But this is more than just a romp through a retirement paradise; Blechman traces the history of the age-segregated retirement phenomenon, and travels to Arizona to show what has happened to the pioneering developments after decades of segregation. A fascinating blend of serious history, social commentary, and hilarious, engaging reportage, Leisureville is an important book on a major, underreported trend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011128/bk_tant_011128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The local church today stands poised to experience what could be the 21st century´s new Reformation: the rise of multi-ethnic churches. Increasingly, church leaders are now recognizing the intrinsic power and beauty of the multi-ethnic church. Yet more than a good idea, it´s a biblical, first-century standard with far-reaching evangelistic potential. But in a Christian culture where distinctions so often and otherwise divide, how can you and your congregation overcome the obstacles in order to become a healthy, fruitful multi-ethnic church of faith? And why should you even try? In Ethnic Blends, multi-ethnic church pioneer Mark DeYmaz provides an up-close and personal look at seven common challenges to mixing diversity into your local church. Through real-life stories and practical illustrations, DeYmaz shows how to overcome the obstacles in order to build a healthy multi-ethnic church. He also includes the insights of other effective, multi-ethnic local church pastors from around the country. 9780310321248 N N ©2010 J. Mark DeYmaz;(P)2010 Zondervan http://www.audible.de/pd/B004V34E4A?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B004V34E4A?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true On a Whim: Katie Weldon Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) 27.95 AVAILABLE On a Whim: Katie Weldon Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) On a Whim (Unabridged) Robin Jones Gunn As she heads toward college graduation, Katie’s life begins to change and she must decide what to hold on to and what to let go of.... Emily Sophia Knapp Zondervan 2010-02-02 10:22:43 530 B004UVJA24 English - Fiction English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/zond/000639de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000639/bk_zond_000639_sample.mp3 Ever since high school, Katie Weldon has wondered what it would be like to be Rick Doyle’s girlfriend. As a college senior she’s about to find out.In the swirl of Katie’s upgraded dating life, she receives an unexplained bouquet, an unexpected call from her mother, an unprecedented girls’ night out with Christy, and an unhappy moment when her beloved car, Baby Hummer, takes its last wheeze. Rick´s new roommate, Eli, complicates things by inviting Katie on a midnight jaunt to see a meteor shower. Under a canopy of stars Katie grasps a new view of the universe—out there as well as up close.As if she had nothing else to do, on a whim, she singlehandedly starts a fund-raising campaign for clean water for Africa.With Rick caught up in making plans for the future, how will Katie navigate her way through the remainder of her college career with no money, no transportation, no spare time and no idea what God is up to? 9780310869962 N N ©2008 Robin Jones Gunn;(P)2010 Zondervan http://www.audible.de/pd/B004UVJA24?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B004UVJA24?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Say Yes to God: A Call to Courageous Surrender (Unabridged) 23.95 AVAILABLE The Say Yes to God: A Call to Courageous Surrender (Unabridged) The Say Yes to God (Unabridged) Kay Warren It´s the boldest, riskiest step you´ll ever take, but it will bring you closer to him than you ever thought possible.... Kay Warren Zondervan 2010-09-28 22:47:03 369 B004G7UHJW English - Religion & Spirituality English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/zond/000819de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000819/bk_zond_000819_sample.mp3 Dangerous Surrender You have a plan for the rest of your life. God has a plan for the rest of your life. Are they the same? Say Yes to God - formerly titled Dangerous Surrender - will help you find the answer. You have expectations for how your life will play out, and you hope those plans will become realities. But what if God´s plan for your life is far different from what you had in mind? Can you accept that? Will you surrender your goals for God´s? Kay Warren had a plan. Together with her husband, Rick Warren, author of the megaseller The Purpose Driven Life, she planned that after her kids were grown, she´d travel the world, teaching and encouraging couples in ministry. It was a good plan. But it wasn´t what God had in mind for her. In her own startling wake-up call, Kay discovered the shocking realities of the AIDS pandemic in Africa while reading a magazine. I want to use you!´´ she heard God say. That began the struggle - first to avoid God´s call and then to
Eine gelungene Fortsetzung Seit 1881 wird in Bunnahabhain, im Norden der Insel Islay in der Nähe von Port Askaig, Whisky gebrannt. Die Destillerie liegt an der Mündung des Margadale in den Sound of Islay. Von diesem Fluss stammen sowohl der Name – Bunnahabhain bedeutet in etwa „Flussmündung´´ - als auch das Wasser für den Whisky. Dazu wird das frische Quellwasser des Margadale direkt von seinem Ursprung mittels Rohrleitung zur Bunnahabhain Destillerie geführt. Da so das Wasser auf seinem Weg in die Brennerei keine Torfschichten durchquert, trägt Bunnahabhains Whisky im Gegensatz zu den übrigen Islay Whiskies keine intensiv torfigen Noten. Dieser Bunnahabhain ist –wenn man so will- eine Fortsetzung des sehr erfolgreichen „Bunnahabhain Toiteach´´, entsprechend heißt Toiteach A Dhà´´ (gesprochen Toch-ach ah-ghaa) wörtlich übersetzt „Rauchig Zwei´´. Komponiert von den kundigen Händen Dr. Kirstie McCallums, Senior Blender, bringt die Verwendung leicht getorfter Gerste einen Hauch Rauchigkeit, dazu kommt ein etwas höherer Anteil Sherry-Fass-gereifter Whiskies. Wie üblich nicht kühlfiltriert und ungefärbt mit kräftigen 46,3 Vol% Alkoholgehalt abgefüllt. Bernstein golden in der Farbe, begegnet er der Nase mit gerösteten Nüssen, Zimt, ein wenig Chili-Schärfe, kräftigen, schwarzen Johannisbeeren, dunklen Eichenholz-Noten und Sherry-Tönen. Am Gaumen dann zeigt er sich mit einer fließend verwobenen Mischung aus Sherry und feinem Torfrauch, dazu ein Hauch See-Salzigkeit, Räucherhering, Zartbitterschokolade, Rosinen mit ein wenig Cantaloupe-Melone, die diesen „Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà´´ in einen malzigen, trocken rauchigen und leicht pfeffrig anmutenden Abgang begleiten. Geruch: geröstete Nüsse, Zimt, etwas Chili-Schärfe, schwarze Johannisbeeren, dunkles Eichenholz, Sherry-Töne Geschmack: Sherry und feiner Torfrauch, etwas See-Salzigkeit, Raucherhering, Zartbitterschokolade, Rosinen, etwas Cantaloupe-Melone Abgang: mittellang, malzig, trocken rauchig, leicht pfeffrig
A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It’s Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one’s golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With puns, jokes, riddles, and puzzles illuminating important aspects on the aging process, this uproarious guide also lists outstanding achievements by ´´chronologically gifted” leaders, artists, writers, and athletes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Lederer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/novo/000010/bk_novo_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Clyde Edgerton blends a comfy Southern setting and quirky characters into an unforgettable journey through a spirited senior citizen´s world. Filled with the details of everyday life, this novel evokes the homespun wisdom and offbeat humor that have become Edgerton´s trademark. Meet Mattie Rigsby, 78, who keeps a clean house and bakes the best pound cake in Listre, North Carolina. Her children grown, she lives a comfortable and independent life. Her orderly days are about to be disrupted, however, by a stray. Unkempt and unloved, teenaged and delinquent, Wesley Benfield just might need a piece of her apple pie and a verse or two of ´´Walking Across Egypt´´, her favorite hymn. As Mattie and Wesley come together, she will fill your heart with appreciation for a generation who still remembers that life is a lot better when it´s filled with good food and good manners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003212/bk_reco_003212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Farrah ´´Digit´´ Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist group´s number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon she is personally investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping - all while trying to convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for blending in... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Farhat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018190/bk_adbl_018190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Looking for Alaska, The Tragedy Paper has been called ´´a beguiling and beautifully written tale of first love and heartbreak,” by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner. It follows the story of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is ´´Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants - he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential ´´It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim´s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher. Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Chamian, Jesse Bernstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001559/bk_lili_001559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´Epic and debate-shifting.´´ -David Brooks, New York Times ´´More than any book published so far in this century, it deserves to be called a conservative classic.´´ -Yuval Levin, National Review With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism. Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty, hunger, and war that defines most of history-in 18th century England when we accidentally discovered the miracle of liberal democratic capitalism. As Americans we are doubly blessed that those radical ideas were written into the Constitution, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society: · Our rights come from God not from the government. · The government belongs to us; we do not belong to the government. · The individual is sovereign. We are all captains of our own souls. · The fruits of our labors belong to us. In the last few decades, these political virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation and ´´white privilege,´´ the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. At a moment when authoritarianism, tribalism, identity politics, nationalism, and cults of personality are rotting our democracy from within, Goldberg exposes the West´s suicidal tendencies on both sides of the ideological aisle. For the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals that led us out of the bloody muck of the past - or back to the muck we will go. Suicide is painless, liberty takes work.