The Red Bandanna

A Life. A Choice. A Legacy.

Author: Tom Rinaldi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698407482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7575


A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles’s mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. “I’m going back up,” was all he said. The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation, it celebrates the difference one life can make.

The God Impulse

The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

Author: Jack Alexander

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409573

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8043


For Jesus, truth and mercy went hand in hand. Where he preached he also healed. He didn't outsource one or the other to biblical scholars or nonprofit ministries. He presented the truth of the gospel through his words and his actions, and he did it all in a hands-on, relational way. And the reaction was the same wherever he went--people were amazed. Today we seem to have lost this powerful pattern of self-giving love, focusing on truth at the expense of mercy or on mercy at the expense of truth, and often failing to build genuine, lasting relationships with the people around us. In The God Impulse, Jack Alexander helps us recover Jesus's model, showing through biblical and modern real-life stories that God's first impulse toward us is mercy. He then sets forth a pattern for us to follow--to see, go, do, and endure--that not only spreads truth and love to those around us who are suffering but also causes them to gasp in amazement and consider the claims of the gospel for themselves.

Living Against the Grain

How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life

Author: Tim Muldoon

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829445048

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9070


By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Today’s popular culture thrives on telling us what we should do and who we should be. We need to have the prestigious job, the perfect relationship, the jam-packed social life, and we need to show it all off on social media. But can achieving those things provide the fulfillment that we all long for? Is there something bigger and better out there waiting for us? Tim Muldoon has counseled countless young adults on this very issue. In Living Against the Grain, Muldoon offers a field-tested strategy for those facing a time of transition to help them discern their deepest desires and discover their true purpose in and for this world. Each chapter focuses on a crucial aspect of decision making, such as traveling the unpaved road, discovering your calling, finding inner freedom, and loving authentically. Throughout the chapters, Muldoon poses reflective questions that make the material both personal and practical. By engaging in the unique discernment process found in this book, you’ll be wholly equipped to find the path you were meant to follow and become the person you were created to be.


Born With a Purpose

Author: Jerry Norton

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1642377619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

View: 7377


Do you believe the two greatest days in your life are the day you are born and the day you understand why? Scottish theologian William Barclay did and so do the unique individuals you will meet in this non-fiction work by author and sports photojournalist Jerry Norton. Reasons Why is a collection of engaging essays of people in diverse fields who understand their purpose in life. Among them are a National Football League star and his wife who shaped genetic research for an orphan disease that would claim the life of their son. You will meet a Japanese American who lived through the 1945 atomic bomb explosion on Hiroshima and a survivor of US Airways’ FL 1549 Miracle on the Hudson. There is an improv actor teaching communication skills to doctors and a landscaper turned ballroom dance instructor. The military is represented by a naval aviator who endured 8 months as a Vietnam prisoner of war in the “Hanoi Hilton” and a double amputee Wounded Warrior turned yoga instructor. Special sections are devoted to fallen war heroes and heroes from the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The Legacy

A Novel

Author: Stephen W. Frey

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0593160185

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 8093


The most shocking conspiracy theory of our time . . . is no longer a conspiracy theory, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Takeover “Comparisons of Frey to Grisham and Clancy are apt—he's got the same ability to mesmerize his readers with fast-moving action, gripping intrigue, and larger-than-life characters.”—Booklist Bond trader Cole Egan is on the edge of financial and professional ruin when he receives a surprising inheritance. His estranged father left him a key to a safe-deposit box. Inside the box is a videotape of the John F. Kennedy assassination—filmed from the other side of Dealey Plaza—proving beyond a doubt that there was a second gunman on the infamous “grassy knoll.” It is a revelation that could shake the nation to its core. A prize worth millions to the person who possesses it. A secret that some will kill to keep. . . .

The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide

Author: Frank Plowright

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 787

View: 9361


Reviews and analyses of over 5000 titles from the 1930s to date. ... Every comic of note from the past fifty years is included in this comprehensive guide to American comics. From the underground to children's comics, autobiography to fantasy.


A Novel

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ford Madox Ford

Publisher: N.A



Page: 428

View: 9712