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The Sunflower

Author : Simon Wiesenthal
Publisher : Schocken
Release : 2008-12-18
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780307560421
File Size : 32,9 Mb
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Book Summary: A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past.

The Sunflower

Author : Richard Paul Evans
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-06-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780743287029
File Size : 29,9 Mb
Total Download : 757

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Book Summary: After her fiancé calls off their marriage a week before the wedding. heartbroken Christine Hollister reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend Jessica to Peru to do volunteer work in an orphanage, where she meets American doctor Paul Cook. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal (Summary)

Author : QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Publisher : QuickRead.com
Release : 2022-12-06
Category : Study Aids
ISBN : 8210379456XXX
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Total Download : 446

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Book Summary: Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Come along on a Holocaust survivor’s quest to answer the questions surrounding the forgiveness of a Nazi soldier. Imagine that while experiencing the atrocities of living in a concentration camp, you become confronted with a dying Nazi soldier’s request for forgiveness. Could you forgive a person who played a role in the systematic killing of millions of innocent people? While holding his hand and listening to confessions of the crimes against your own people, many others outside are suffering from starvation, working to death, and being led into gas chambers. Simon Wiesenthal experienced such a scenario during his time at a concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, and he has since been plagued with the question: to forgive or not to forgive? Of course, he has lived with the decision that he made at that moment, but his experience has inspired him to seek answers from others. By speaking with more than 50 people from different walks of life, ranging from religious leaders to fellow genocide survivors, Wiesenthal seeks to answer if he made the right decision. As you read, learn about a dying Nazi’s search for repentance, how Wiesenthal reacts when face-to-face with a murderer, and lastly, why practicers of Judaism believe murderers cannot be forgiven.

The Sunflower Story

Author : Edith L. Heiskell
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2017-07-12
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781543435689
File Size : 36,9 Mb
Total Download : 573

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Book Summary: This is a fictional rhyming story written for children about a conversation between a sad sunflower and the sun during which the sunflower recognizes and comes to appreciate its own uniqueness and value. As the story begins, the sunflower has a negative attitude about who it is and its purpose in life. The sun patiently turns each of the sunflowers negative assessments of itself into positive attributes. As the story ends, the sun succeeds in showing the sunflower the importance of its existence. Children reading this story will see themselves in a new positive light and gain more appreciation of their own individuality and self-worth. This is a delightful tale for parents to read to their young children and could open a heartfelt dialogue between parent and child.

The Sunflower Sword

Author : Mark Sperring
Publisher : Andersen Press USA
Release : 2014-01-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781467744355
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Total Download : 577

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Book Summary: In a land filled with fire and smoke and endless fighting, where knights fight dragons, there lives a little knight who wants to be big like the others, and fight like the others, and have a sword like the others. But his mother won’t let him. Instead of a sword, she gives him a sunflower, which, as it turns out, can be mightier than a sword.

The Sunflower's

Author : Ann Marie Brezovski
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2014-06-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781460241684
File Size : 10,9 Mb
Total Download : 784

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Book Summary: In a magnificent garden overlooking the ocean there grew a beautiful Sunflower. This was no ordinary Sunflower; her petals were as bright as the rays of the sun; her seeds were magical, full of light and love. People travelled from far and wide to see the Sunflower and feel her radiant energy. The Sunflower loved the garden where she lived. She especially loved it when the children played close by and her friends, the birds, butterflies and small animals would come to visit her. As time passed the beautiful Sunflower’s life changed. The crowds that came to see her began to overwhelm her. She became sad and afraid, she could bear no more. With the help of her Angels, a wise old Goose and the power of the wind, the delicate Sunflower is taken to a place of peace and happiness. The Legacy she leaves behind is her Gift to the world; one that will live on in the hearts of the people forever. The Sunflower’s Gift is a book for children and adults alike, inspired by the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The title of the book was inspired by the true story told at the back of the book. The Sunflower’s Gift tells Princess Diana’s story in a simple, heartwarming way so that children might know this beautiful “Angel” that once graced the earth with her presence and understand the impact she had on humanity.

The Sunflower Forest

Author : William R. Jordan
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2012-02-07
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780520272705
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Ecological restoration, the attempt to guide damaged ecosystems back to a previous, usually healthier or more natural, condition, is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising approaches to conservation. In this book, William R. Jordan III, who coined the term "restoration ecology," and who is widely respected as an intellectual leader in the field, outlines a vision for a restoration-based environmentalism that has emerged from his work over twenty-five years. Drawing on a provocative range of thinkers, from anthropologists Victor Turner, Roy Rappaport, and Mary Douglas to literary critics Frederick Turner, Leo Marx, and R.W.B. Lewis, Jordan explores the promise of restoration, both as a way of reversing environmental damage and as a context for negotiating our relationship with nature. Exploring restoration not only as a technology but also as an experience and a performing art, Jordan claims that it is the indispensable key to conservation. At the same time, he argues, restoration is valuable because it provides a context for confronting the most troubling aspects of our relationship with nature. For this reason, it offers a way past the essentially sentimental idea of nature that environmental thinkers have taken for granted since the time of Emerson and Muir.

The Ultimate Sunflower Book

Author : Lucy Peel
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 1997-10-10
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 0062702122
File Size : 20,8 Mb
Total Download : 330

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Book Summary: From Van Gogh's vibrant masterpiece to its ubiquitous presence in American crafts, from sunflower oil to sunflower seeds to The Sunflower State (Kansas), the friendly sunflower is firmly planted as an intrinsic part of our culture and our daily lives. With its sunny disposition, bright colors, and surprising versatility, it is without a doubt one of the most popular flowers around. A comprehensive guide to this remarkable flower, The Ultimate Sunflower Book features descriptions of the different species, diagrams of planting schemes, tips on growing giant sunflowers, and step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful arrangements. It also teaches readers how to dry and prepare the flowers for use in cooking and crafts and includes numerous recipes and a host of fun projects. With its gorgeous photographs, eye-catching design, and hardy jacketed paper-over-board format, The Ultimate Sunflower Book is one reference that gardeners, craft enthusiasts, flower arrangers, cooks, and all fans of the sunflower will enjoy leafing through again and again.