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.
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First there is a sunflower. Seasons pass ... and soon there is a patch of sunflowers. Budding young gardeners will discover that what makes this happen is not magic - but is most definitely magical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what would a sunflower do when the sun is hiding? Its whole identity is created after the sun after all! Find out what is going on in the mind of one sunflower when the skies turn dark. This is an exciting, endearing story told by a sunflower of dealing with the ebbs and flow of its life and how it finds its way back of finding hope and courage in the midst of the night. This is a great book to help facilitate conversations with your kids and students of how they're dealing with their emotions especially during the pandemic as the world around them change so much. The story portrays how one sunflower is using his courage and intuition as strength and allowing himself to be his authentic self at the end. For every Sunflower book you purchase, a seed is planted on your behalf to symbolize hope and courage to look up in partnership with a local farm.
In The Sunflower Principle: Life Lessons from a Simple Flower, author Donna Austin chronicles the role sunflowers played in her recovery from the ashes of divorce. Sunflowers were a favorite flower of her daughter, but it wasnt until she faced the agony of divorce and an empty nest that she realized they symbolized hope and love for her. From these big, bold, beautiful sunflowers and during time spent in her garden, she learned many valuable lessons about how to withstand the storms of life, lift up her head, and stand tall again. She has presented the lessons she learned from tending to the sunflowers in the form of seeds of wisdom in The Sunflower Principle. Through these lessons, she offers a simple guide for living, with all peopleregardless of race, religion, or national origin. In order to become a sunflower, it is necessary to sow some seeds ourselvesseeds of compassion, love, peace, and understanding. The result of sowing these four tiny seeds make a difference in our lives, and become the catalyst for change in our world.