Author: Susan R. Holman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199827761
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Winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion Global health efforts today are usually shaped by two very different ideological approaches: a human rights-based approach to health and equity-often associated with public health, medicine, or economic development activities; or a religious or humanitarian "aid" approach motivated by personal beliefs about charity, philanthropy, missional dynamics, and humanitarian "mercy." The underlying differences between these two approaches can create tensions and even outright hostility that undermines the best intentions of those involved. In Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights, Susan R. Holman--a scholar in both religion and the history of medicine--challenges this traditional polarization by telling stories designed to help shape a new perspective on global health, one that involves a multidisciplinary integration of religion and culture with human rights and social justice. The book's six chapters range broadly, describing pilgrimage texts in the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions; the effect of ministry and public policy on nineteenth-century health care for the poor; the story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it shaped economic, social, and cultural rights; a "religious health assets" approach based in Southern Africa; and the complex dynamics of gift exchange in the modern faith-based focus on charity, community, and the common good. Holman's study serves as an insightful guide for students and practitioners interested in improving and broadening the scope of global health initiatives, with an eye towards having the greatest impact possible.


Author: Larry Schliessmann
ISBN: 1847284825
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New York City 1950. Mike Hammer is not the only private cop in town. Marlowe Black walks the streets with a PI license to serve justice, a .45 automatic, his fists and an attitude to get the case solved regardless of the consequences. When a stranger's body mysteriously lands in his office after a long Fourth of July weekend, Black is determined to learn why. Bullets fly and bodies fall as he hunts the killer through a maze of government agents, missing Russian gold coins, Nazi fugitives, greed, and women worth fighting for and knowing intimately. Black has to right an old wrong, make a heart-stopping discovery, and wrestle with a decision to adhere to principles that reach beyond love and death.


Author: Pat Warren
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446569356
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Terry was fleeing the murder she had seen, up to a mountain hideaway. Before she realised it she was hiding behind a new identity made by Luke Tanner. But her life was still in danger. Soon they were both on the run, and falling irrevocably in love.


Author: Kris T. Bethke
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1634866061
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Julian Thomas made the unpopular decision to become Beholden and focus his magic only on scrying. Because of it, he’s the best at his job and the top scryer for the Department of Extranormal and Magical Affairs. Which why Investigations Agent Wes Caldwell goes right to Julian for help locating a missing person. When Wes needs to use his magic to boost Julian’s, they find a magical resonance between them that quickly leads to more. Julian doesn’t want to move too fast, but Wes knows Julian is it for him. He’s fine with waiting, as long as Julian stays close as they work through it. But then Julian falls ill, and it’s clear there’s a magical reason. Wes will stop at nothing to find out what’s plaguing Julian, and when they realize just how deep the plot goes, they have more questions than answers. Magic is increasing in the world, and no one can figure out why. Julian and Wes have found love, but will it be enough to get them through what’s to come?

Beholden Book Two In The Belonging Duet

Author: Corinne Michaels
Publisher: BAAE Publishing
ISBN: 1942834039
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I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn’t repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. I can’t let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I’ll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.

Beholden To The Throne

Author: Carol Marinelli
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146030053X
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Outspoken nanny Amy Bannester seems to forget that servitude and silence should go hand in hand. But Sheikh Emir can think of more pleasurable uses for her luscious mouth.… Despite their all-consuming passion, the rules governing the desert kingdom of Alzan make it impossible for her to wear his crown. He lost his first wife as she gave birth to his precious twin daughters, but Emir must have a male heir for his lineage to continue—and it's the one thing that Amy can't give him.…


Author: Clare Littleford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743441052
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Peter is a planning officer at Nottingham City Council. Every day, as he boards the bus for work, he notices a girl who gets on at the same stop and spends the journey scribbling furiously in a battered notebook. One day she doesn't get off at her usual stop, but dashes off to the railway station instead, leaving her notebook on the bus. Peter picks it up and starts to read. When the girl (Sophie) goes missing and the police are called in, Peter, having read her journal, knows more about her than anyone else. He also knows that the truth about what finally happened to Sophie is a truth he must keep entirely to himself.

The Beholden State

Author: Brian C. Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442223448
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While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail how a place seen just a generation ago as the dynamic engine of the American future could, through bad policy ideas, find itself with among the highest unemployment rates and poorest educational outcomes in the country


Author: Charlotte Russell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545019405
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Summoned back to London, the estranged wife of the eighth earl of Lexden will uncover his tragic past-and the key to his heart. HE HAS TO HAVE HER Despite his vow to remain a bachelor and sire no children, Octavius Rupert Henry Mayne, eighth earl of Lexden, wed Eleanor Dryden. Their physical connection was explosive-and brief. Regretting the marriage almost before the vow left his lips, Lex banished his new wife to the country. Now, six years later, she must come back. Lex needs her like he needs a backfiring musket: her fiery temper, her flashing green eyes, the elemental attraction he's never been able to shake...and her desire to talk. Yet a charade must play out if he is to avenge himself and his father. For that, Eleanor must be silent and compliant. She must not bring "their" son. Above all, she must not pry into his past or his family's tragic secrets and besiege the desperate fortress around his heart. Otherwise he will be beholden to her, and love, so long denied, shall return.


Author: R. J. Will
ISBN: 9781507689660
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BeholdenVol. 4 of Love Through the Ages, a 5-Book Bundle of Contemporary Romance Novellas By R. J. Will One week after Clare graduated as the valedictorian of her high school senior class, her parents were killed in a horrific car crash.The tragedy set Clare adrift, and she ended up canceling her plans to go to college. Instead, she stayed home and married Henry, her high school sweetheart.The early years of Henry and Clare's marriage, when their two children were growing up, were happy years. Clare suffered from empty-nest syndrome after the kids were grown and gone, but in time she got over it. Or thought she did. Now in her mid-50s, her dissatisfaction with being what she called a "stay-at-home wife" was growing. She wanted to be more than that. She wanted to "do something of worth" before she died. The empty-nest syndrome had not disappeared; it had merely morphed into a burning desire to work outside of her home. Henry, who described himself as "old school," was fiercely against the idea, and their marriage started to unravel. Enter Steve, a classmate of Henry and Clare's who had been a big-city banker before he returned to his hometown to manage the local bank. Steve had a shock of silver hair and a silver tongue to match. He reconnected with Clare and offered her what she considered a dream job – running the food bank he wanted to set up. But there was a catch. Steve made it clear he expected certain favors from Clare. Let the power struggle begin.