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Book The Song of Our Scars

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  • Author : Haider Warraich
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2022-04-19
  • ISBN : 1541675290
  • Pages : 339 pages

Download or read book The Song of Our Scars written by Haider Warraich and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A doctor’s personal and unsparing account of how modern medicine’s failure to understand pain has made care less effective In The Song of Our Scars, physician Haider Warraich offers a bold reexamination of the nature of pain, not as a simple physical sensation, but as a cultural experience. Warraich, himself a sufferer of chronic pain, considers the ways our notions of pain have been shaped not just by science but by politics and power, by whose suffering mattered and whose didn’t. He weaves a provocative history from the Renaissance, when pain transformed into a medical issue, through the racial legacy of pain tolerance, to the opiate epidemics of both the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, to the cutting edge of present-day pain science. The conclusion is clear: only by reckoning with both pain’s complicated history and its biology can today’s doctors adequately treat their patients’ suffering. Trenchant and deeply felt, The Song of Our Scars is an indictment of a broken system and a plea for a more holistic understanding of the human body.

Book The Hope in Our Scars

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  • Author : Aimee Byrd
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2024-05-07
  • ISBN : 0310157153
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book The Hope in Our Scars written by Aimee Byrd and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2024-05-07 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aimee Byrd peels back the church's underlying and pervasive theology of power to face the shame that lurks there and find the lasting hope of belonging in Christ. Some things happening in the church these days should provoke our anger. It's racked with scandals of fraud, abuse, cover-up. It's embroiled in racism, misogyny, marginalization, and hatred. The truth is that we have to fight to love Christ's church. Many of us are left wondering what kind of hope can the church offer if its leaders will not care for its wounds, admit their complicity, and move toward true reconciliation with God's people. From the author of Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood comes a passionate plea to work through our disillusionment with the church and rediscover what's true and beautiful about our covenantal union with Christ. Having tread her own path of disillusionment, Aimee Byrd invites us to see Christ among the chaos so apparent in his church. Along the way, Aimee guides us through deeply theological and personal reflections on how we can: Cultivate healthier forms of trust by recognizing power structures at work. Understand the limits of authority, and free ourselves from tribes and celebrity culture. Take appropriate social risks by speaking up when we're uncomfortable. Rediscover how our stories matter to God. This book is written to those who have been wounded by the church. To those who have suffered abuse at the hands of church leaders and are left with deep scars. To those who are disillusioned or deconstructing their faith, The Hope in Our Scars offers a way forward with a God who walks with us in our affliction and wants to make it into something beautiful.

Book My Scars Are Now My Stars

Download or read book My Scars Are Now My Stars written by Mysta Changes and published by Partridge Africa. This book was released on 2015-05-08 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buyers will purchase the book since it inspires any human being, especially teenage parents, abused women, poverty-stricken people. It sends a message of hope. It shows that education is the key to a successful life and that you are never too old to start studying. No matter what your current circumstance is, it need not determine your future.

Book More Than My Scars

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  • Author : Kechi Okwuchi
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2022-03-29
  • ISBN : 1493434055
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read book More Than My Scars written by Kechi Okwuchi and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2022-03-29 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first thing you will notice when you meet Kechi Okwuchi is her scars. One of just two survivors of a devastating plane crash that killed more than 100 people, 16-year-old Kechi was left with third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body. More Than My Scars is her incredible story. A story of not just surviving impossible odds but thriving in a world that is too often caught up with how we look on the outside rather than seeing that our true value is within. Now in her early 30s, Kechi has spent the last 16 years refusing to be defined by her trauma. Follow her as she decides for herself what role her scars will play in her life before society decides for her. Her strong sense of identity, rooted in seeing herself the way God sees her, has allowed her to live authentically in a world that constantly seeks to define us by its ever-changing (and ever-shallow) standards. Kechi's story will inspire you to love and accept yourself as you are and confidently present your true self to the world.

Book The Strength in Our Scars

Download or read book The Strength in Our Scars written by Bianca Sparacino and published by . This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You are not broken, you're becoming."--Back cover.

Book Beautiful Scars

Download or read book Beautiful Scars written by Tom Wilson and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I'm scared and scarred but I’ve survived" Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton—Steeltown— in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline. With a rare gift for storytelling and an astonishing story to tell, Tom writes with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for the truth. It's a story about scars, about the ones that hurt us, and the ones that make us who we are. From Beautiful Scars: Even as a kid my existence as the son of Bunny and George Wilson seemed far-fetched to me. When I went over it in my head, none of it added up. The other kids on East 36th Street in Hamilton used to tell me stories of their mothers being pregnant and their newborn siblings coming home from the hospital. Nobody ever talked about Bunny's and my return from the hospital. In my mind my birth was like the nativity, only with gnarly dogs and dirty snow and a chipped picket fence and old blind people with short tempers and dim lights, ashtrays full of Export Plain cigarette butts and bottles of rum. Once, when I was about four, I asked Bunny, "How come I don't look anything like you and George? How come you are old and the other moms are young?" "There are secrets I know about you that I’ll take to my grave," she responded. And that pretty well finished that. Bunny built up a wall to protect her secrets, and as a result I built a wall to protect myself.

Book Fading Scars

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  • Author : Corbett Joan O'Toole
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 9780986183515
  • Pages : 298 pages

Download or read book Fading Scars written by Corbett Joan O'Toole and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uncovering stories about disability history and life, OToole shares her firsthand account of some of the most dramatic events in Disability History, and gives voice to those too often yet left out. From the 504 Sit-in and the founding of the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, to the Disability Forum at the International Woman's Conference in Beijing; through dancing, sports, queer disability organizing and being a disabled parent, OToole explores her own and the disability community's power and privilege with humor, insight and honest observations. "Corbett Joan OToole's Fading Scars: My Queer Disabled History is like a song-an anthem, a lullaby, a ballad, a love lyric and a chant all at once. This book of essays chronicles one person's life, but also the 40 years that disability rights and disability justice shaped American history. Its first-person accounts of historical events, fierce focus on disabled identities, and consistently accessible language and structure make it unusual-perhaps even unique-among disability memoirs. Bursting with ideas, stories, and arguments, Fading Scars is a book in which experience accrues into knowledge and emerges through the written word as wisdom. Fading Scars combines razor-sharp organization with passages of lyrical beauty. It establishes a new standard, perhaps even the beginning of a new aesthetic, for disability writing." - Margaret Price, author ofMad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. "Illuminating disability history with clear and funny stories, this book builds a home where those of us who have lived on the sidelines can seek shelter." - Naomi Ortiz, Writer, Artist and Disability Justice Activist "Fading Scars is a must read for those interested in disability community, activism, and scholarship." - Kim Nielsen, author of A Disability History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)"

Book Shining Scars

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  • Author : Krystian Leonard
  • Publisher : Headline Books
  • Release : 2013-06-20
  • ISBN : 9780938467724
  • Pages : 31 pages

Download or read book Shining Scars written by Krystian Leonard and published by Headline Books. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 31 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Krystian Leonard is a sophomore in high school and entered her first pageant at age 14. She wrote Shining Scars as a way to reach out to children healing with visible scars. Krystian developed and created her own non-profit organization Shining S.C.A.R.S. at age 15 as a result of the scars she endured. She spends countless hours volunteering and promoting her organization as well as competing in pageantry. Growing up she experienced first-hand the trials and self-esteem issues associated with visible scars. Healing with visible scars left Krystian feeling damaged and ashamed. She found the strength she needed to overcome her self-image and entered her first beauty pageant at the age of 14. One year later she summoned the courage to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Organization. As part of her application, Krystian was to choose a platform for which she would become an advocate. She wanted to choose a platform she could be passionate about, and thus Shining S.C.A.R.S. was born.

Book Beyond Our Scars

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1612156509
  • Pages : 120 pages

Download or read book Beyond Our Scars written by and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Strength in Our Scars

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  • Author : Sparacino
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-09
  • ISBN : 9781945796487
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book The Strength in Our Scars written by Sparacino and published by . This book was released on 2017-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Modern Death

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  • Author : Haider Warraich
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 1250104580
  • Pages : 337 pages

Download or read book Modern Death written by Haider Warraich and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A contemporary exploration of death and dying by a young Duke Fellow who investigates the hows, whys, wheres, and whens of modern death and their cultural significance.

Book Ouch

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  • Author : Margee Kerr
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-21
  • ISBN : 1472965256
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Ouch written by Margee Kerr and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-21 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pain seems like a fairly straightforward experience – you get hurt and it, well, hurts. But how would you describe it? By the number of broken bones or stitches? By the cause – the crowning baby, the sharp knife, the straying lover? What does a 7 on a pain scale of 1 to 10 really mean? Pain is complicated. But most of the time, the way we treat pain is superficial – we seek out states of perfect painlessness by avoiding it at all costs, or suppressing it, usually with drugs. This has left us hurting all the more. Through in-depth interviews, investigation into the history of pain and original research, Ouch! paints a new picture of pain as a complex and multi-layered phenomenon. Authors Margee Kerr and Linda McRobbie Rodriguez tell the stories of sufferers and survivors, courageous kids and their brave parents, athletes and artists, people who find healing and pleasure in pain, and scientists pushing the boundaries of pain research, to challenge the notion that all pain is bad and harmful. They reveal why who defines pain matters and how history, science, and culture shape how we experience pain. Ouch! dismantles prevailing assumptions about pain and that not all pain is bad, not all pain should be avoided, and, in the right context, pain can even feel good. To build a healthier relationship with pain, we must understand how it works, how it is expressed and how we communicate and think about it. Once we understand how pain is made, we can remake it.

Book The Sexual Reformation

Download or read book The Sexual Reformation written by Aimee Byrd and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean to be a woman or a man created in the image of God? Many Christians don't have a good grasp of what their sexuality means. Many women in the church don't feel like their contributions matter. Why is this? The church is sadly still confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. While secular society talks about sexuality in terms of liberation, many in the church define manhood and womanhood in terms of reductive roles that rob us of the dignity of personhood, created in the image of God. In her poetic, theologically contemplative style, Aimee Byrd invites you to enter the rich treasure trove of the Song of Songs as its lyrics reveal how our very bodies are visible signs that tell us something about our God. This often-ignored biblical book has much to teach us about Christ, his church, man, and woman. And what it teaches us is not a list of roles and hierarchy. It is a love song. As it unfolds throughout the canon of Scripture, the meaning of our sexuality extends beyond biology, nature, and culture to give us a glimpse of what is to come. This meaningfulness reinforces our discipleship as we participate in the eschatological song. In The Sexual Reformation, you will discover the beautiful message that our bodies—and our whole selves—are part of the greater story in which Christ received the gift of his bride, the church. Within the context of that story, you'll rediscover your sexuality as a gift.

Book State of the Heart

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  • Author : Haider Warraich
  • Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
  • Release : 2019-07-23
  • ISBN : 1250169712
  • Pages : 211 pages

Download or read book State of the Heart written by Haider Warraich and published by Macmillan + ORM. This book was released on 2019-07-23 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients' rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease. State of the Heart traces the entire arc of the heart, from the very first time it was depicted on stone tablets, to a future in which it may very well become redundant. While heart disease has been around for a while, the type of heart disease people have, why they have it, and how it’s treated is changing. Yet, the golden age of heart science is only just beginning. And with treatments of heart disease altering the very definitions of human life and death, there is no better time to look at the present and future of heart disease, the doctors and nurses who treat it, the patients and caregivers who live with it, and the stories they hold close to their chests. More people die of heart disease than any other disease in the world and when any form of heart disease progresses, it can result in the development of heart failure. Heart failure affects millions and can affect anyone at anytime, a child recovering from a viral infection, a woman who has just given birth or a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy. Yet new technology to treat heart failure is fundamentally changing just what it means to be human. Mechanical pumps can be surgically sown into patients’ hearts and when patients with these pumps get really sick, sometimes they don’t need a doctor or a surgeon—they need a mechanic. In State of the Heart, the journey to rid the world of heart disease is shown to be reflective of the journey of medical science at large. We are learning not only that women have as much heart disease as men, but that the type of heart disease women experience is diametrically different from that in men. We are learning that heart disease and cancer may have more in common than we could have imagined. And we are learning how human evolution itself may have led to the epidemic of heart disease. In understanding how our knowledge of the heart evolved, State of the Heart traces the twisting and turning road that science has taken—filled with potholes and blind turns—all the way back to its very origin.

Book Scars

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  • Author : Chris Wraight
  • Publisher : Games Workshop
  • Release : 2014-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781849707503
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Scars written by Chris Wraight and published by Games Workshop. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jaghatai Khan and his White Scars Legion must choose - the Emperor or Horus? Fresh from their conquest of Chondax and the discovery of Horus’s rebellion, Jaghatai Khan’s warriors stand divided. Long considered one of the less trustworthy Legions, many of the White Scars claim to owe their loyalty exclusively to Terra, and others still to the Warmaster and his warrior lodges. But when a distress call from Leman Russ of the Space Wolves brings the wrath of the Alpha Legion to Chondax, the Khan’s hand is forced and the decision must be made – in the great war for the Imperium, will he side with the Emperor or Horus?

Book The Scar Book

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  • Author : Andrew C. Krakowski
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 2017-02-08
  • ISBN : 1496384814
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book The Scar Book written by Andrew C. Krakowski and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This book was released on 2017-02-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apply cutting-edge expertise to manage your patients’ scarring issues! Scarring and fibrosis affect millions of people worldwide, and can be devastating both physically and psychologically, whether they result from major trauma such as burns or common conditions such as acne. Put today’s most advanced clinical approaches to work for your patients with The Scar Book: Formation, Mitigation, Rehabilitation, and Prevention! A multidisciplinary team of leading world experts presents the state of the art in scar pathophysiology and treatment, breaking down the barriers between medical disciplines to provide unprecedented holistic guidance.

Book Family Scars

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  • Author : Trae Johnson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781735526607
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Family Scars written by Trae Johnson and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: