Skipping Christmas Exp

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Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099559986
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Skipping Christmas Exp by John Grisham

Original Title: Skipping Christmas Exp

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined. A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition.

Skipping Easter

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Author: Lawrence M. Ventline, D.Min.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481708279
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Skipping Easter by Lawrence M. Ventline, D.Min.

Original Title: Skipping Easter

Life without Easter for once. Imagine that. I entertained the thought to skip Easter this year. No crowded shopping centers, no Easter bunny, no jelly beans and marshmallow candy, no lamb shaped from butter, no kielbasa, ham, or dyed eggs. No Easter parade. No church services! No blessed basket of food before Easter eve's start to enjoy Easter Sunday! Not even a new suit, hat, or bonnet. I'd be the Easter crank. Skip it. That's just what I had in mind after Christmas Day. Skip Easter. Who needs the flu, the hassles, the traffic and parking lots at stores, the expectations we have of one another, and, the picture-perfect card with the entire family, or else! No decorations? Not even the usual rites of Spring's baseball season with the Detroit Tigers? Forget it! All of it. A trip to Easter Island to escape this holiest day of the calendar year seems so nice. However, as lessons were learned, skipping Easter comes with consequences. It isn't accomplished as easily as I had imagined. Lessons were learned, and, even came alive with fresh, vibrant ways as my idea was explored amid the craziness, chaos and frenzy that marks this holiday tradition. Easter would not be the same, indeed. For sure. Happy Easter!

Twelve Plays For Christmas But Not A Partridge In A Pear Tree

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Author: Skip Martin
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 149087917X
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Twelve Plays For Christmas But Not A Partridge In A Pear Tree by Skip Martin

Original Title: Twelve Plays For Christmas But Not A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Twelve Plays for Christmas … but not a Partridge in a Pear Tree is a collection of Christian dramas written by Skip Martin that explore the true meaning of Christmas. With an average running time of between thirty and forty minutes, each of these dramas has already been performed before live audiences of more than ten thousand people. Filled with lively characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of humor, each story keeps in view the goal of helping audience members develop a better understanding of the gift of Christmas. Any of the scripts in Twelve Plays for Christmas would make an excellent addition to a church Christmas program, Singing Christmas Tree, or other church event. “Skip Martin has the rare ability to touch people’s hearts with a unique presentation of the Good News.” — The Rev. Dan Cracchiola, music minister, Grace Church, Sarasota, Florida “Skip Martin has given us a volume of Christmas plays that are delightful and entertaining … The plays have conveyed the message of Christmas to all who have seen them performed. Having warmed the hearts and drawn the souls of thousands across the years, they will be a treasure to all who experience them.” — Dr. Frank Crumpler, retired pastor, Alpharetta, Georgia “We found these scripts easy to use and added our own music to make a memorable program. Each play has a great message that the audience seems to relate to.” — Becky Lawrence, drama director, First Baptist Church, Brandon, Florida “As a professional actor who has done many Christmas drama programs, my greatest thrill is when we’ve successfully touched not just the Christians in the audience but have affected the hearts and minds of the nonbelievers as well. Skip Martin’s plays do just that. I can attest to their effectiveness, the quality of the characters in them, and the ease with which they can be presented. I strongly recommend them!” — Mark Woodland, actor, BFA Florida State University, Bradenton, Florida “These dramas crafted and created by Skip Martin are spot on. Having used them at two different Christmas productions, I can say first hand that they are witty, solid, and provide room for adding your own personal creative touch. If you are in need of dramas for your Christmas program, this should be your go-to source.” — Mike Drury, lead pastor, Pine Hills Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Das Fest Skipping Christmas

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Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Wilhelm Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783453216259
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Das Fest Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Original Title: Das Fest Skipping Christmas

Weil ihre Tochter nach Südamerika reist, steht dem Ehepaar Krank wohl ein sehr einsames Weihnachten bevor. Deshalb beschliessen sie, das Fest ausfallen zu lassen und statt dessen die Zeit auf einem Kreuzfahrtschiff in der Karibik zu verbringen.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

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Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616645
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture by M. Thomas Inge

Original Title: The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Web Application Vulnerabilities

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Author: Steven Palmer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080556642
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Web Application Vulnerabilities by Steven Palmer

Original Title: Web Application Vulnerabilities

In this book, we aim to describe how to make a computer bend to your will by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities specifically in Web applications. We will describe common security issues in Web applications, tell you how to find them, describe how to exploit them, and then tell you how to fix them. We will also cover how and why some hackers (the bad guys) will try to exploit these vulnerabilities to achieve their own end. We will also try to explain how to detect if hackers are actively trying to exploit vulnerabilities in your own Web applications. Learn to defend Web-based applications developed with AJAX, SOAP, XMLPRC, and more. See why Cross Site Scripting attacks can be so devastating.

Journey To The End Of Islam

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Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765525
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Journey To The End Of Islam by Michael Muhammad Knight

Original Title: Journey To The End Of Islam

In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted by Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of popular folk Islam: shrines, magic, music, and drugs. The conflict of “global” and “local” Islam speaks to Knight’s own experience approaching the Islamic world as a uniquely American Muslim with his own sources: the modern mythologies of the Nation of Islam and Five Percenters, as well as the arguments of Progressive Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform. Knight’s travels conclude at Islam’s spiritual center, the holy city of Mecca, where he performs the hajj required of every Muslim. During the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all variations of Islam converge in one place, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s religious police. What results is a struggle to separate the spiritual from the political, Knight searching for a personal relationship to Islam in the context of how it's defined by the external world.

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