The World is My Mirror sparkles with a commonsensical humour, but Richard Bates is serious when it matters. Richard is an “ordinary bloke” with his own small business in England. A little less ordinary is this simple, yet profound, book about his experience of trying to find out the meaning of his life and what happened when the trying stopped. In straightforward language he takes us with him into an exploration of the very foundation of existence, while suggesting no special practices, no charismatic teachings—just investigation of a very practical nature.
After hearing curious voices in her head, twelve-year-old Aubrey discovers a boy sending cosmic video transmissions from the mirror inside her locker. She quickly learns his world is collapsing and desperately needs her help. Aubrey heroically jumps at the opportunity but quickly faces the harsh realities of the seventh-grade: bullying, trumpet-solo-band-anxiety, zits, peer-pressure, and the Othello-3 Dark Matter Beast. Will Aubrey be able to save the intergalactic boy from his crumbling planet before it’s too late?
The Mirror publication is delivered throughout the year at no charge to friends and supporters of Aid to the Church in Need. It offers inspiring stories of change as well as highlighting the many injustices faced by Christians around the world. The Mirror also serves as a tool of evangelisation. It inspires prayer and includes thought-provoking articles to help elevate the reader’s hearts and minds towards God the Father Almighty and towards their less fortunate brothers and sisters in Christ. This issue of the publication includes the following writings: Our Hearts are Restless until they Rest in Thee Family Devotions to the Sacred Heart The Herodians and Roman Judea Ireland’s Mass Rocks Fr. Nicholas Mayler (d. 1653) Pathways of Mission - Amazonia Youth Ministry - Ukraine Church Construction - INDIA Projects of Healing - AFRICA Supporting Contemplative Sisters - PERU Training Catechists - UGANDA Addiction Ministry - RUSSIA The Strength of the Communion of Saints in Times of Persecution The Sacred Heart Prayer for the Persecuted: Leah
Zhao Jinglun, a native of China who spent a third of his life in the United States, leads you on a fascinating journey focusing on Sino-U.S. relations and other world issues. Whether it’s Barack Obama’s bid to gain more leverage in the Asia-Pacific region, the disturbing beginnings of a surveillance state, or the drone war being waged by the United States on multiple fronts, he tackles the issues that other commentators shy away from and poses solutions to bolster relations and resolve conflicts. He also exposes the true nature of Shinzo Abe’s right-wing Japanese government, its brazen denial of Japan’s war crimes, and its undisguised plan to revive Japanese militarism. You’ll also learn about other major world issues, including the civil war in Syria, the military coup in Egypt, Mali and the fight for Africa, and other conflicts that will shape the future of the world we live in. His views often differ sharply from those promoted by his home country or leaders in the United States, but he offers keen insights on finding common ground by learning from the past and looking into The World Mirror.
In the late fifteenth century, the production of print editions of Claudius Ptolemy’s second-century Geography sparked one of the most significant intellectual developments of the era—the production of mathematically-based, north-oriented maps. The production of world maps in England, however, was notably absent during this "Ptolemaic revival." As a result, the impact of Ptolemy’s text on English geographical thought has been obscured and minimalized, with scholars speculating a possible English indifference to or isolation from European geographic developments. Tracing English geographical thought through the material culture of literary and popular texts, this study provides evidence for the reception and transmission of Ptolemaic-based geography in England during a critical period of geographic innovation and synthesis, one that laid the foundation for modern geographical representation. With evidence from prose romance, book illustration, theatrical performance, cosmological ceilings, and almanacs, Mirror of the World proposes a new, interdisciplinary literary and cartographic history of the influence of Ptolemaic geography in England, one that reveals the lively integration of geographic concepts through narrative and non-cartographic visual forms.
He tells me we’re fated mates and then brushes it off as a fairy tale because I’m human. Some fairy tale…I could find him in a blizzard in the dark - blindfolded. We’re connected. I can feel him in my head, no matter where he is. Fairy tale? I think not! It's just my luck - he's the king of the vampires. He lives in a world of supernatural creatures - it’s a dangerous place but I don’t want to go home. A paranormal fantasy adventure romance that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.