Its exactly what you would expect from the title and cover (in this case judge a book by the cover). Popular pretty girls (drawn dangerously thin and all the same shape) go to charm school where the pink and extremely short uniform flares our perfectly and has variations such as the strapless pink dancing uniform (is this making fun of little girls by any chance?).There is a mean girl and her even meaner mother. There is a prince who though peripheral notices the protagonist (who is beautiful and good and popular but in no way exceptional). In a consumerist twist the popular girls use their mobile phones to help them break out when they are wrongfully detained (and singlign with their beautiful voices because this is about hyperfemininity).There are pink sprites whose main function seems to be looking cute, but who do paint the nails of all the pampered charm school (ffs) beauties.
The popular worship song “God of This City” was written by Aaron Boyd, lead singer of Bluetree, while they were on a mission trip to Thailand. Near the end of a gig in a bar beneath a brothel in one of the world’s sex-trade capitals, Aaron began to sing to the city that “greater things are yet to come / greater things are still to be done in this city.” Within a few days, the full lyrics had emerged; within a few months, the song was ringing in Bluetree’s hometown of Belfast, where the promise of “greater things” is starting to bear fruit. “God of This City” eventually became the anthem of the Passion international worship conferences, but there is more to the song than an inspiring melody and unusual history. In God of This City, the book, Aaron Boyd unpacks the lyrics of the song, and along the way shares his thoughts on the state of the Church, the persistent injustice in the world and the biblical mandate to right the wrongs done to our global neighbors.
Enjoy what you eat.From the author of the national bestseller The Culture of Fear comes a rallying cry to abandon food fads and myths for calmer and more pleasurable eating.For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods, we will live longer, and if we eat in the right places, we will raise our social status. Yet what we believe to be true about food is, in fact, quite contradictory.
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them.Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and set up an independent republican government.
One of the worst cases of sex slavery happened during the most violent time in modern history....Japan during the Second World War. The Rape of Nanking is well known, but what isnt is the systematic kidnapping and murdering of young girls in Korea, Indonesia, and all over Asia. Different estimates say between 20,000 and 400,000 women from all over Asian were forced into prostitution to comfort the soldiers. Some survived to tell their stories. The majority did not.This book gives the often forgotten history of how it happened, who was involved, how they were treated, and the denials and apologies that came years later..
Elvira Carr believes in rules. She also strongly believes in crisp schedules, clear guidelines, and taking people at face value. Not that the twenty-seven-year-old sees many people.