In the 1960s, Kamal Al-Solaylee’s father was one of the wealthiest property owners in Aden, in the south of Yemen, but when the country shrugged off its colonial roots, his properties were confiscated, and the family was forced to leave. The family moved first to Beirut, which suddenly became one of the most dangerous places in the world, then Cairo. After a few peaceful years, even the safe haven of Cairo struggled under a new wave of Islamic extremism that culminated with the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. The family returned to Yemen, a country that was then culturally isolated from the rest of the world. As a gay man living in an intolerant country, Al-Solaylee escaped first to England and eventually to Canada, where he became a prominent journalist and academic. While he was enjoying the cultural and personal freedoms of life in the West, his once-liberal family slowly fell into the hard-line interpretations of Islam that were sweeping large parts of the Arab-Muslim world in the 1980s and 1990s. The differences between his life and theirs were brought into sharp relief by the 2011 revolution in Egypt and the civil war in Yemen. Intolerable is part memoir of an Arab family caught in the turmoil of Middle Eastern politics over six decades, part personal coming-out narrative and part cultural analysis. This is a story of the modern Middle East that we think we know so much about.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Harper Collins, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781443401845

It seems more urgent than ever before to fend off the rising wave of intolerance and at the same time determine the nature of tolerance and its limits. As Ricoeur says in his Foreword: Tolerance is a tricky subject: too easy or too difficult. It is indeed too easy to deplore intolerance, without putting oneself into question, oneself and the different allegiances with which each person identifies. In order to explore these complexities, he has gathered together a number of prominent thinkers from various parts of the world and areas of activity and invited them to reflect on the obstacles and limits to tolerance. The Declaration of Principles on Tolerance, issued by the United Nations in 1995, rounds up this remarkable collection of essays. Contributors: Norberto Bobbio, Vaclav Havel, Jeanne Hersch, Bernard Williams, Octavio Paz, Ghislain Waterlot, Antoine Garapon, Mario Bettati, Yehudi Menuhin, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Abdelwahab Bouhdiba, Hans Küng, Wole Soyinka, Ionna Kuçuradi, Monique Canto-Sperber, Paul Ricoeur, Desmond Tutu. DIOGENES LIBRARY
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Berghahn Books, Pages: 228 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1571811362

Terminal illness and the pain and anguish it brings are experiences that have touched millions of people in the past and continue to shape our experience of the present. Hospital machines that artificially support life and monitor vital signs beg the question: Is there not anything that medical science can offer as solace? Incurable and Intolerable looks at the history of incurable illness from a variety of perspectives, including those of doctors, patients, families, religious counsel, and policy makers. This compellingly documented and well-written history illuminates the physical, emotional, social, and existential consequences of chronic disease and terminal illness, and offers an original look at the world of palliative medicine, politics, religion, and charity. Revealing the ways in which history can shed new light on contemporary thinking, Jason Szabo encourages a more careful scrutiny of today's attitudes, policies, and practices surrounding "imminent death" and its effects on society.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Rutgers University Press, Pages: 310 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0813547105

Society’s most exclusive invitation... Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances. Every three years, like clockwork, Ruark Hannigan, Earl of Wexford loses his heart. Alas, he promised his father he wouldn’t marry until the age of thirty so that he’d be certain in his choice. When his best friend’s sister needs him to pose as a potential suitor to garner attention on the Marriage Mart, he’s the perfect candidate—if only he hadn’t kissed her in secret. Lady Cassandra Westbrook can’t forget the incident between her and Wexford, and she’s having a devil of a time focusing on finding a husband. The fact that her father intimidates every gentleman has made her quest intolerable, and her two brothers who could help are proving completely worthless. But if she doesn’t settle on someone, her father will arrange an “acceptable” marriage by the end of the Season. Finally, Cassandra has a chance at courtship, but, frustratingly, it’s not with the impulsive and irresistible Irishman her father detests and she desires. However, when Ruark sees the woman he passionately wants—despite his better judgment—swept into the arms of another man, the prospect of losing her becomes intolerable.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Zealous Quill Press, Pages: 330 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781637260388

Intolerable Cruelty thoughtfully explores key issues in modern Chinese history, including state-society relations, social transformation, and gender relations in the context of the Republican Chinese experiment with liberal modernity. Investigating both the codification process and the subsequent implementation of the Republican Civil Code of 1929–1930, Margaret Kuo reconsiders the dominant narratives of the 1930s and 1940s as “dark years” for Chinese women. Instead, she convincingly recasts the history of these years from the perspective of women who actively and successfully engaged the law to improve their lives.
Genre: History, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Pages: 252 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781442218420

How hard is it to encourage the people of God toward biblical Reformation and actually see it occur? Is there room for a new Reformation today? What should Christians think concerning revival today and reforming in the power of the Gospel? Could there actually be a present day “biblical reformation”? In the first part of the work, beginning with Leviticus 26:23-24, McMahon demonstrates that Reformation ought not to be gradual, but immediate. Gospel truth dictates spiritual action and God requires his church to be reformed by him through the power of the transforming word of God. In the second part, Anthony Burgess teaches from Mark 1:2-3, “As it is written in the Prophets, Behold I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make thy paths straight.” He shows that there are many difficulties to hurdle, but there are encouragements to performing biblical Reformation for the glory of God.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Puritan Publications, Pages: 120 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781626631083

The thought of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) is often regarded as having caused a crisis for theology and religion because it sets the limits of knowledge to what can be derived from experience. In The Intolerable God Christopher Insole challenges that assumption and argues that Kant believed in God but struggled intensely with theological questions. Drawing on a new wave of Kant research and texts from all periods of Kant’s thought — including some texts not previously translated — Insole recounts the drama of Kant’s intellectual and theological journey. He focuses on Kant’s lifelong concern with God, freedom, and happiness, relating these topics to Kant’s theory of knowledge and his shifting views about what metaphysics can achieve. Though Kant was, in the end, unable to accept central claims of the Christian faith, Insole here shows that he earnestly wrestled with issues that are still deeply unsettling for believers and doubters alike.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Pages: 186 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781467445276

This manuscript was written from the heart to allow me to dream, free of memories mixed with my fantasies, which confused me in understanding what was real or a dream. I am now at peace knowing I am more confused because I am dreaming excessively more.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 164 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781514421826

History reading and learning can be made so much fun and effective when the right resources are used. By right resources, we mean books that are visually appealing and at the same time, easy to understand. An example would be this American History Book for Seventh Graders. Use this as an introduction to the subject or as a reviewer prior to an exam. Grab a copy today!
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC, Pages: 64 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781541920460

Genre: Anti-Catholicism, Editor: , Pages: 330 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: BSB:BSB10027771