To Light a Fire

To Light a Fire
Author: Terry Blackhawk
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2015-08-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780814341186

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The InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) began in 1995 in five Detroit high schools, with weekly classroom visits by a writer-in-residence, the publication of a literary journal for each school, and the mission of encouraging students to use poetry to “think broadly, create bravely, and share their voices with the wider world.” Twenty years later, the program serves some five thousand K–12 students per year, has received national exposure and accolades (including a recent visit to the White House), and has seen numerous student writers recognized for their creativity and performance. In To Light a Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project, founding director Terry Blackhawk and senior writer Peter Markus collect the experiences of writers who have participated in InsideOut over the years to give readers an inside look at the urban classroom and the creative spark of Detroit’s students. In short and insightful essays, contributors discuss how iO’s creative magic happened during the course of their work in Detroit schools. Poets such as Jamaal May, John Rybicki, Robert Fanning, and francine j. harris describe the many ways that poetry can be used as a tool to reach others, and how poetic work shaped them as teachers in return. Contributors describe nurturing a love of language, guiding excursions into imagination, and helping students find their own voices. They also describe the difficulties of getting through to kids, the challenges of oversized classrooms, and of working with children who seem to have been forgotten. Despite their own frequent angst and personal uncertainties about doing the right thing, they describe the joys and rewards that come from believing in students and supporting the risks that they take as writers. To Light a Fire captures the story—one poet, poem, and poetic moment at a time—of helping students to discover they can imagine, dream, and speak in a way that will make people listen. Fellow educators, poets, and creative writers will be moved and inspired by this collection.

Light on Fire

Light on Fire
Author: Aedamar Kirrane
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-01-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781788174800

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A book of modern mysticism about rediscovering the true meaning of faith and how to reclaim our spiritual wisdom. Light on Fire is the soulful exploration of one woman's journey to awakening and becoming a modern-day Christian mystic. It's a compassionate guide that will support others on the path to awakening by offering new insights and practical guidance on how to reconnect with our innate spirituality. In her search to understand her own spontaneous awakening, Aedamar discovered that awakening is a natural life process from which we have become estranged. In beautifully poetic language, and through accessible philosophy, Aedamar shares how and why we are designed to wake up, and to experience Divine Union, in the ordinary course of life. Waking up is what is now needed to heal ourselves and the deeply rooted traumas of Western society. Light on Fire concludes with 'The Path of Gold', Aedamar's seven-stage guide to awakening that offers a model for rediscovering Divine Love in everyday life. It helps us to reconnect with our spiritual wisdom, which is critical as we enter a new era that uniquely calls us to mysticism and to love.

Fire and Light

Fire and Light
Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-29
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781250024909

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"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center. As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings to vivid life the incandescent personalities and ideas that embody the best in Western civilization and shows us how understanding them is essential for anyone who would seek to decipher the complex problems and potentialities of the world we will live in tomorrow." --Michael Beschloss, New York Times bestselling author of Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 "James MacGregor Burns is a national treasure, and Fire and Light is the elegiac capstone to a career devoted to understanding the seminal ideas that made America - for better and for worse - what it is." --Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Revolutionary Summer Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian James MacGregor Burns explores the most daring and transformational intellectual movement in history, the European and American Enlightenment In this engaging, provocative history, James MacGregor Burns brilliantly illuminates the two-hundred-year conflagration of the Enlightenment, when audacious questions and astonishing ideas tore across Europe and the New World, transforming thought, overturning governments, and inspiring visionary political experiments. Fire and Light brings to vivid life the galaxy of revolutionary leaders of thought and action who, armed with a new sense of human possibility, driven by a hunger for change, created the modern world. Burns discovers the origins of a distinctive American Enlightenment in men like the Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and their early encounters with incendiary European ideas about liberty and equality. It was these thinker-activists who framed the United States as a grand and continuing experiment in Enlightenment principles. Today the same questions Enlightenment thinkers grappled with have taken on new urgency around the world: in the turmoil of the Arab Spring, in the former Soviet Union, and China, as well as in the United States itself. What should a nation be? What should citizens expect from their government? Who should lead and how can leadership be made both effective and accountable? What is happiness, and what can the state contribute to it? Burns's exploration of the ideals and arguments that formed the bedrock of our modern world shines a new light on these ever-important questions.

Light Her Fire

Light Her Fire
Author: Ellen Kreidman
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1992
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780440212492

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A guide to help men keep their love life fresh and challenging reveals what women really want from a relationship and gives suggestions for developing true intimacy and lasting happiness. Reprint.

Light the Fire

Light the Fire
Author: Matt Biers-Ariel
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-10-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1536836540

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Mr. Samson is not one of those superhero teachers that people make movies about. Neither is he an oblivious foil to the antics of a classroom of hilarious teenagers. Rather, Mr. Samson, who was once Yuba County Teacher of the Year, has turned to alcohol to deaden the pain caused by his school's insistence that he focus on raising student test scores instead of engendering a love for literature. As Mr. Samson sinks deeper into a well of whiskey, a student throws him a rope and lifts him out. Mr. Samson regains his teaching mojo and puts himself on a collision course with the school's vice-principal. While he's confident enough to take on the school admin, he's absolutely petrified by another development: a spark between him and his student rescuer.

Light My Fire

Light My Fire
Author: Ray Manzarek
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780698151017

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"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Light the Fire

Light the Fire
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2018-12-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1790535492

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The Fire God demands I become his Priestess...and take four mates.I've secretly loved my four best friends ever since we were kids playing in the village together, but I can't have them all--and there's no way I can choose only one.Blane, the town's resident bad boy who I can't seem to resist. Roth, the scarred hero who once broke my heart. Derel, the infuriatingly sexy man I've been betrothed to my entire life. And Falon, my best friend, who has never seen me as more...or has he?When the Fire God chooses me to be his High Priestess, he demands I take four men to be my mates. Maybe I don't have to choose after all... But will the men agree to give up everything to join me at the Fire Temple? And if they do, what challenges will we face once we arrive there?Light The Fire is a standalone story in the Her Elemental Dragons series and is set 20 years before Stroke The Flame. It can be read before, during, or after the other books. Enjoy!

To Light a Fire on the Earth

To Light a Fire on the Earth
Author: Robert Barron,John L. Allen, Jr.
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017
Genre: Christianity and culture
ISBN: 9781524759506

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The highly anticipated follow-up to Bishop Robert Barron's hugely successful Catholicism: A Journey to the Faith As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is. In this compelling new book--drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.--Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron's smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotes--from engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from Chicago--To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground. Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.

Path of Fire and Light

Path of Fire and Light
Author: Swami Rama
Publsiher: Himalayan Institute Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2004-02-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0893890979

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Practical information on the advanced practices of yoga presented in straightforward language.

Light His Fire

Light His Fire
Author: Ellen Kreidman
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1991
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780440207535

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Applying the principles of a workshop on romantic relationships, this guide explains how women can develop and maintain a long-term relationship filled with love, romance, excitement, and passion.

Filled with Fire and Light

Filled with Fire and Light
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-11-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780805243543

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Here are magnificent insights into the lives of biblical prophets and kings, talmudic sages, and Hasidic rabbis from the internationally acclaimed writer, Nobel laureate, and one of the world’s most honored and beloved teachers. “This posthumous collection encourages a path toward purpose and transcendence.” —The New York Times Book Review From a multitude of sources, Elie Wiesel culls facts, legends, and anecdotes to give us fascinating portraits of notable figures throughout Jewish history. Here is the prophet Elisha, wonder-worker and adviser to kings, whose compassion for those in need is matched only by his fiery temper. Here is the renowned scholar Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, whose ingenuity in escaping from a besieged Jerusalem on the eve of its destruction by Roman legions in 70 CE laid the foundation for the rab­binic teachings and commentaries that revolutionized the practice and study of Judaism and have sustained the Jewish people for two thousand years of ongoing exile. And here is Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad Hasidism, languishing in a Czarist prison in 1798, the victim of a false accusation, engaging in theological discussions with his jailers that would form the basis for Chabad’s legendary method of engagement with the world at large. In recounting the life stories of these and other spiritual seekers, in delving into the struggles of human beings trying to create meaningful lives touched with sparks of the divine, Wiesel challenges and inspires us all to fill our own lives with commitment and sanctity.

The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov

The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov
Author: Yitzhak Buxbaum
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-09-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0826418880

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This is a life, in stories, of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760), the founder of Hasidism. The Baal Shem Tov, or the Besht, as he is commonly called, led a revival in Judaism that put love and joy at the center of religious life and championed the piety of the common folk against the rabbinic establishment. He has been recognized as one of the greatest teachers in Jewish history, and much of what is alive and vibrant in Judaism today, in all denominations, derives from his inspiration. Abraham Joshua Heschel, who was descended from several illustrious Hasidic dynasties, wrote: "The Baal Shem Tov brought heaven to earth. He and his disciples, the Hasidim, banished melancholy from the soul and uncovered the ineffable delight of being a Jew.">

Lighting the Fire

Lighting the Fire
Author: Steve Russell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1939282446

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Abandoned by his Cherokee father to be raised by his white mother, Stephen Teehee was abandoned again to the care of his 75 year old grandfather and 60 year old grandmother in the fading oil boomtown of Bristow, Oklahoma The Russells did the best they could with what they had.`The Russells met in Indian Territory, the western terminus of the Trail of Tears. They told their Cherokee grandson the truth about his origins and offered up the most famous writer and speaker of their lives, Will Rogers, as a Cherokee role model as they read their grandson the newspaper every day and assured him that he was a smart boy who should "go to college," something nobody in his family had done.What followed were ten years of failure and misery that included three high schools. The attempts by the Russell elders to light the fire of curiosity in the boy were countered by an indifferent mother, a hostile father, and public schools that offered Indians "shop" or art.Stephen Teehee chose a side when he changed his name to Russell and vowed to make his grandparents proud, a vow that would have to be kept posthumously. Steve Russell talked his way into The University of Texas on the second try and was admitted with no high school credits and no test scores. He graduated magna cum laude and went on to take a law degree from Texas and a graduate degree from Nevada.Russell's candid and compelling memoir will light the fire of curiosity, a love of learning, and the embrace of community in all who read it.

Light on Fire

Light on Fire
Author: Gabrielle Selz
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780520310711

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"A groundbreaking biography of Sam Francis, one of the celebrated artists of the twentieth century, and the American painter who brought the vocabulary of abstract expressionism to Paris. Drawing on exclusive interviews and private correspondence, Gabrielle Selz traces the complex life of this magnetic, globe-trotting artist who first learned to paint as a former air-corps pilot encased in a full-body cast for three years. Selz writes an intimate portrait of a mesmerizing character, a man who sought to resolve in art the contradictions he couldn't resolve in life"--

Light the Fire Within You

Light the Fire Within You
Author: Ida Greene
Publsiher: PSI Publishing (CA)
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2006-08-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1881165019

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Light within humans is often translated as enlightenment, understanding and/or truth. Light gives off warmth and the warmth of this light is love. It is love that breaks through darkness, fear, negativity, hatred, low self-esteem, anger, envy, greed, self doubt, uncertainty and poverty. These negative states prevent us from attaining trust, faith in oneself or in others. Fear paralyzes the mind and every cell in the body. It blocks the natural light and when this happens we feel isolated, abandoned and alone. The emotional states of uncertainty, doubt, distrust, worry, frustration, anxiety, anger, condemnation and fear, all prevent us from moving forward in life. This book demonstrates how we may rid ourselves of our rigid beliefs about life and the conditions we encounter.