Scoot Over and Make Some Room

Scoot Over and Make Some Room
Title Scoot Over and Make Some Room PDF eBook
Author Heather Avis
Publisher Zondervan
Pages 224
Release 2019-06-25
Genre Religion
ISBN 0310354846

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Hilarious and heartwarming stories that will empower you to make space for the other and discover the extraordinary, welcoming heart of God. Author and Instagram star Heather Avis has made it her mission to introduce the world to the unique gifts and real-life challenges of those who have been pushed to the edges of society. Mama to three adopted kids--two with Down Syndrome--Heather encourages us all to take a breath, whisper a prayer, laugh a little, and make room for the wildflowers. In a world of divisions and margins, those who act, look, and grow a little differently are all too often shoved aside. Scoot Over and Make Some Room is part inspiring narrative and part encouraging challenge for us all to listen and learn from those we're prone to ignore. Heather tells hilarious stories of her growing kids, spontaneous dance parties, forgotten pants, and navigating the challenges and joys of parenthood. She shares heartbreaking moments when her kids were denied a place at the table and when she had to fight for their voices to be heard. With beautiful wisdom and profound convictions, this manifesto will empower you to notice who's missing in the spaces you live in, to make room for your own kids and for those others who need you and your open heart. This is your invitation to a table where space is unlimited and every voice can be heard. Because when you open your life to the wild beauty of every unique individual, you'll discover your own colorful soul and the extraordinary, abundant heart of God.




The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
Title The Lucky Few PDF eBook
Author Heather Avis
Publisher Zondervan
Pages 224
Release 2017-03-21
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0310345499

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When life looks radically different than the plan we have for ourselves, it's the lucky few that recognize God's plan is best. That's what adoptive mom Heather Avis learned, and that's the invitation of this book. As the mother of three adopted children - two with Down syndrome - Heather Avis has learned that it's truly the lucky few who get to live a life like hers, who actually recognize that God's plans are best, even when they seem so radically different from the plans we have for ourselves. When Heather started her journey into parenthood she never thought it would look like this, never planned to have three adopted children, and certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most things God does, once she stepped into the craziness and confusion that comes with the unknown and the unplanned, she realized that they were indeed among the lucky few. Discover in this book what 70,000+ followers of Heather's hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday already know: the power of faith and family can help us stay strong in the toughest times. This book will also be especially touching to those with adopted family members or children with Down syndrome in their lives.




A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
Title A Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Jaycee Dugard
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 293
Release 2012-07-03
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1451629192

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A revelatory memoir about a young woman whose life was stolen when she was kidnapped in 1991 and remained an object of captivity for 18 years.




Everyone Belongs

Everyone Belongs
Title Everyone Belongs PDF eBook
Author Heather Avis
Publisher WaterBrook
Pages 41
Release 2022-08-09
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0593232674

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A joyful rhyming book that encourages children to not only value all people but to also make room for their differences in order to make a better, brighter, and more beautiful world, from the New York Times bestselling author of Different—A Great Thing to Be! “We know everyone's different; no two are the same. You belong in our show!” the sisters exclaimed. Macy and Tru are putting on a spectacular talent show to highlight the ways they love to perform. Other kids arrive, eager to participate but unsure if they’ll be welcomed. Since the two sisters know that everything is a lot more fun when everybody’s included, they’re determined to find a role in the show for each person. Inspiring, encouraging, and packed with joy, Everyone Belongs reminds us that it’s possible to make room for all people and all abilities—and that life is brighter when we give every person a chance to shine.




Seeing Like a State

Seeing Like a State
Title Seeing Like a State PDF eBook
Author James C. Scott
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 462
Release 2020-03-17
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0300252986

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“One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades.”—John Gray, New York Times Book Review Hailed as “a magisterial critique of top-down social planning” by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail—sometimes catastrophically—in grand efforts to engineer their society or their environment, and uncovers the conditions common to all such planning disasters. “Beautifully written, this book calls into sharp relief the nature of the world we now inhabit.”—New Yorker “A tour de force.”— Charles Tilly, Columbia University




Different--A Great Thing to Be!

Different--A Great Thing to Be!
Title Different--A Great Thing to Be! PDF eBook
Author Heather Avis
Publisher WaterBrook
Pages 40
Release 2021-06-29
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0593232658

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This joyful rhyming book encourages children to value the “different” in all people, leading the way to a kinder world in which the differences in all of us are celebrated and embraced. Macy is a girl who’s a lot like you and me, but she's also quite different, which is a great thing to be. With kindness, grace, and bravery, Macy finds her place in the world, bringing beauty and laughter wherever she goes and leading others to find delight in the unique design of every person. Children are naturally aware of the differences they encounter at school, in their neighborhood, and in other everyday relationships. They just need to be given tools to understand and appreciate what makes us “different,” permission to ask questions about it, and eyes to see and celebrate it in themselves as well as in those around them.




Out Of Control

Out Of Control
Title Out Of Control PDF eBook
Author Kevin Kelly
Publisher Basic Books
Pages 528
Release 2009-04-30
Genre Science
ISBN 078674703X

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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.