by Danielle Steel, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Danielle Steel proves she is the world's favourite storyteller in this powerful story of a mother's unconditional love in Against All Odds.Style. Success. Secrets. Kate Madison's stylish boutique has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now, her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, falls for a client in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him - but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true. She gives up her job and moves to LA to be at his side, ignoring the danger signs. Justin is a struggling writer who pushes his partner for children before they're financially or emotionally ready. And Willie, the youngest, makes a choice that shocks them all . . . For Kate - loving, supportive and outspoken - the hardest lesson will be that she can't protect her children from their choices, but can only love them as they make them.
by Danielle Steel, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The wise, moving novel from Danielle Steel, whose many bestselling tales have made her one of America’s favorite authors Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now her children are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him—but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side—but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate—loving, supportive, and outspoken—can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often—as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make—but can only love them as they make them.
by Brad Christerson, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Religious institutions are among the most segregated organizations in American society. This segregation has long been a troubling issue among scholars and religious leaders alike. Despite attempts to address this racial divide, integrated churches are very difficult to maintain over time. Why is this so? How can organizations incorporate separate racial, ethnic, and cultural groups? Should they? And what are the costs and rewards for people and groups in such organizations? Following up on Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith's award-winning Divided by Faith, Against All Odds breaks new ground by exploring the beliefs, practices, and structures which allow integrated religious organizations to survive and thrive despite their difficulties. Based on six in-depth ethnographies of churches and other Christian organizations, this engaging work draws on numerous interviews, so that readers can hear first-hand the joys and frustrations which arise from actually experiencing racial integration. The book gives an inside, visceral sense of what it is like to be part of a multiracial religious organization as well as a theoretical understanding of these experiences.
by Irene Hannon, Against All Odds Heroes Of Quantico Book 1 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds Heroes Of Quantico Book 1 books, For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, Monica's father triggers an abduction that puts his daughter's life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever breached the walls around his heart are dropping. After all, terrorists aren't known for their patience--or their mercy. Book one in the Heroes of Quantico series, this suspense-filled novel will whisk readers along for the thrilling ride.
by Jim Stier, International Adventures Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download International Adventures Against All Odds books, "Deeply wounded in his childhood and struggling to come to terms with failed relationships, Jim Stier wondered if God could ever use a life as fractured as his. Indeed God would use him -- in ways that Jim could never have imagined. Confronted with the opportunity to deny his Savior, Jim surrendered his life, with all of its pain, to God. So began an inspiring journey of struggle, faith, and victory that ultimately led to the lost, hurting people of Brazil and beyond. Against All Odds is a compelling reminder that God restores broken lives and broken dreams. This story of one man's passion to see a nation transformed is a stunning testimony that Christ's grace and mercy can redeem any life surrendered to Him."--Publisher's website.
by Dan Connell, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson'
by Renate Tobies, Felix Klein Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Felix Klein books, Als 22-Jähriger enthüllte Felix Klein dem norwegischen Mathematiker Sophus Lie sein immer vorhandenes Bedürfniß nach socialer Thätigkeit, welches mich nicht zufrieden läßt, wenn ich mich nur abstract mit der reinen Wissenschaft beschäftige. Die vorliegende Biographie versucht, die verschiedenen Seiten des herausragenden Mathematikers, Wissenschaftsorganisators und Unterrichtsreformers zu erfassen. Dazu gehören seine visionären Programme und Innovationen für mathematische Gebiete und ihre Anwendungen ebenso wie sein außergewöhnlicher Einsatz für ein höheres Niveau des mathematischen Unterrichts. Sein Motto lautete: Mathematik für alle, vom Kindergarten bis zur Hochschule, auch für Mädchen und Frauen. Er selbst nannte es sein allseitiges Programm. Mit Talent und Temperament, mit Diplomatie und Durchsetzungsvermögen konnte er viele auf seine Wege mitnehmen. Felix Klein wurde ein Weltbürger, der sich gegen Chauvinismus wandte und Studierende unabhängig von Nation, Religion und Geschlecht förderte. Er bahnte Wege, damit Mathematik Bestandteil der Kultur sowie ein zunehmend besseres Instrument für wissenschaftlich-technischen Fortschritt und Motor für die Wirtschaft werden konnte.
by William B. Helmreich, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not always eager to receive them; their choices about where to live in America; and their efforts in finding marriage partners with whom they felt most comfortable?most often other survivors.In preparation, Helmreich spent more than six years traveling the United States, listening to the personal stories of hundreds of survivors, and examining more than 15,000 pages of data as well as new material from archives that have never before been available to create this remarkable, groundbreaking work. What emerges is a picture that is sharply different from the stereotypical image of survivors as people who are chronically depressed, anxious, and fearful.This intimate, enlightening work explores questions about prevailing over hardship and adversity: how people who have gone through such experiences pick up the threads of their lives; where they obtain the strength and spirit to go on; and, finally, what lessdns the rest of us can learn about overcoming tragedy.
by Elizabeth Goldsmith, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Using the stories of Christian outreach in Malaysia, this shows how God can produce vibrant churches through apparently insurmountable obstacles. Jungle guerrillas. Flying bullets. Rampant idolatry. An inconceivable number of languages. Hatred of westerners ,,, When OMF International began its work in Malaysia the odds piled against were enormous, and there was little evidence the God would break through. Using the testimonies of Malaysian Christian leaders and the experiences of early OMF workers, Elizabeth recounts how God has radically transformed the whole situation. This will be an encouragement to all who struggle in small stagnant churches and difficult circumstances.
by Marcia M. Thomas, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Against All Odds: When Faith Is All You Have follows one woman's journey to truth, seeking to live through the Word of God. Walking in faith through life and all of its circumstances can be a difficult journey at times. The theme of this book is the stability of God's love and faithfulness in every situation and experience. Whether in times of joy or tears, the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ remains the same. This book will stir your spirit to seek God for a more powerful life by living in His peace. "Marcia M. Thomas does an excellent job of conveying the beauty of God's grace. As she transparently shares her story, the faithfulness of God, through the good and bad times, is seen over and over again. This book consistently reminds me that the unconditional love God has for us is real." Kendolyn Walker- Editor Marcia M. Thomas was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. She migrated to the United States with her siblings in November 1971, to join her parents. Marcia is a single mom currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She has three adult children and one teenager. She loves to sing, dance and use her acting skills to tell others about God's love. Marcia loves the Lord and is a firm believer that through prayer and trusting God's Word, nothing is impossible!
by Andrew Pike, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, "Recording the time as 12.05 am and date as 4 August, musician Moss Hills added calmly: "So I guess we're going down". In August 1991, excited holiday-makers boarded the Oceanos at East London for the trip of a lifetime. Despite treacherous weather, the captain ordered the ship to set sail for Durban. And so began the ill-fated voyage. Hurricane force winds and giant rogue waves aggravated the hostile storm. Soon the ship started taking water. Panicked senior crew members scrambled into lifeboats leaving the ship's evacuation to the on-board entertainers. At one point, a musician manned the bridge, at another, a magician. Women and children clambered aboard lifeboats which were launched into terrifying seas, leaving their husbands behind, unsure if they would see each other again. After all the operational lifeboats had been utilised, 221 passengers and junior crew were left stranded on the rapidly sinking ship. During this catastrophe the South African Air Force embarked on their biggest air rescue ever, with helicopter crews and Navy divers risking everything to evacuate the remaining passengers. In Against all Odds, maritime lawyer Andrew Pike, who was part of the legal investigation into the Oceanos' sinking, recreates the compelling drama and extraordinary heroism of the greatest maritime rescue in South African history"--Back cover.
by Eva Kaufholz-Soldat, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, This book presents an overview of the ways in which women have been able to conduct mathematical research since the 18th century, despite their general exclusion from the sciences. Grouped into four thematic sections, the authors concentrate on well-known figures like Sophie Germain and Grace Chisholm Young, as well as those who have remained unnoticed by historians so far. Among them are Stanisława Nidodym, the first female students at the universities in Prague at the turn of the 20th century, and the first female professors of mathematics in Denmark. Highlighting individual biographies, couples in science, the situation at specific European universities, and sociological factors influencing specific careers from the 18th century to the present, the authors trace female mathematicians’ status as it evolved from singular and anomalous to virtually commonplace. The book also offers insights into the various obstacles women faced when trying to enter perhaps the “most male” discipline of all, and how some of them continue to shape young girls’ self-perceptions and career choices today. Thus, it will benefit scholars and students in STEM disciplines, gender studies and the history of science; women in science, mathematics and at institutions, and those working in mathematics education.
by Drew Oakley, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, Against All Odds: A Basketball Story by Drew Oakley Against All Odds is a story of two best friends who became brothers. Jamal’s family abandoned him and he was taken in by his best friend Kevin’s family when they were young. Both boys have a passion for basketball and, even though they are not related by blood, they are closer than most. Jamal is destined for a life as a pro basketball player and is the best high school student in the country. Kevin, on the other hand, is one of the smallest kids in school and is mainly on the basketball team since he is Jamal’s brother. All is going well for the brothers until tragedy strikes. Jamal, after being hit by a car, struggles on the road to recovery and must find a new passion in life outside of basketball. Kevin attempts to become the leader of the basketball team and overcome his physical limits. Jamal pushed Kevin to conquer his fears both in basketball and his love life by asking out a girl. Against All Odds touches upon the universal themes of perseverance, overcoming hardship, hope, friendship, love, hard work, and determination.
by Novica Olinger, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, In her own words, Novica gets to tell you her story. As an adult, Novica candidly recounts her struggles with being sexually abused as a child and becoming a teen mother at thirteen years old. This emotionally charged yet inspirational story recounts her journey of healing and determination.
by Paul Kropp, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, When they both get caught in a storm sewer, Jeff risks his life to gain the respect of his older brother. Three teenagers are trapped in an Edmonton storm sewer when a thunderstorm hits. The heroism of one boy - a special ed student - saves them all from drowning. Reading level: grade 3.4; Lexile 610 HL; Interest level: Grades 6-10. HIP Senior novels have been created for teenagers (grade 7 to senior high school) who read at a grade-3 to grade-4 level. Characters are adolescents; plots involve high action and teenage problems; many books have a real-life base.
by Mahisha Dellinger, Against All Odds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Against All Odds books, For Mahisha Dellinger, life in the rough streets of Sacramento, California was paving the way for a lifetime of poverty, despair and dysfunction. But while criminals ran rampant, gangs took over, and her own relatives chose drugs over dreams, Mahisha knew she was destined for something greater. Rewriting her story Determined to write a different ending to her story, Mahisha set out to alter her destiny, through college and hard work. But her dreams were bigger than just a 9-5 job and she worked tirelessly to pursue her passion of owning her own hair care business. That dedication and commitment has paid off as Mahisha's company, CURLS LLC, is one of the leading natural hair care companies in the country. Against All Odds chronicles Mahisha's journey from the projects to the penthouse, how she overcame an impoverished beginning to lead a life of wealth, privilege and success....doing a job she loves. Complete with success tips to process in your own life, Against All Odds will show you how to turn your tragedy into triumph, no matter what the odds.