Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book. Wendell Jamieson’s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. “Dad, what would hurt more—getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?” “Dad, why do policemen like donuts?” “Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes?” Because Dad is a newspaperman and city editor for The New York Times, he decided to seek out the real answers to Dean’s questions from top experts—movie directors and ship captains, brain surgeons and stabbing victims, a Buddhist monk and a bra fitter, and even Yoko Ono. Their father-son journey for answers to the tough—and weird—questions of life is a sometimes surprising, often hilarious, and always fascinating celebration of the value and beauty of childlike curiosity. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Timmy's dad is not the sharpest tool in the shed. But at least Timmy has his fairy godparents to help take the edge off of dad's shortcomings. However, when Timmy tries to fix daddy's flukes, he's in for one odd adventure after another. Full color.
What is the boy crisis? It's a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It's a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It's a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It's a crisis of purpose. Boys' old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a "purpose void," feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.
'Dad, what would hurt more: getting run over by a car or getting stung by a jellyfish?' 'Is hummus like dinosaur poop?' 'What's inside my eyeballs?' Children ask questions; that's a fact. Parents do their best to answer. But what do you do when you don't know the answers? Or if you'd like to know the answer yourself? After being repeatedly quizzed by his young son, Wendell Jamieson set out to get the right answers from relevant experts - from ship captains and rocket scientists to police chiefs and magicians. Blending a charming father-son journey with scores of surprising, sometimes hilarious questions and answers, Father Knows Less offers a heartwarming exploration of that childlike curiosity that lives within us all.
In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay examines the logical consistency and coherence of Extended Conciliar Christology-the Christological doctrine that results from conjoining Conciliar Christology, the Christology of the first seven ecumenical councils of the Christian Church, with five additional theses. These theses are the claims that multiple incarnations are possible; Christ descended into Hell during his three days of death; Christ's human will was free; Christ was impeccable; and that Christ, via his human intellect, knew all things past, present, and future. These five theses, while not found in the first seven ecumenical councils, are common in the Christian theological tradition. The main question Timothy Pawl asks in this book is whether these five theses, when conjoined with Conciliar Christology, imply a contradiction. This study does not undertake to defend the truth of Extended Conciliar Christology. Rather, it shows that the extant philosophical objections to Extended Conciliar Christology fail.
One of the wisest men who ever lived is writing a letter of advice to his children, and you can look over his shoulder. The Proverbs of Solomon take on a new meaning when read as a letter from father to son. The advice of the wise old king is invaluable to today's fathers struggling with the pressures of home and career responsibilities, travel, broken families and other realities of modern life. In Friends, Foes and Fools, Dr. James Merritt shows why no book ever written has been a better or more practical self-help guide than Proverbs in helping fathers guide their children toward the right choices in life, and away from the wrong ones. "Dad, if you want to read a book that will change you and your family, read this one!" Dr. John C. Maxwell Founder, INJOY Dr. James Merritt is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Cross Pointe, The Church at Gwinnett Center, located in Duluth, Georgia, and hosts the international broadcast ministry, Touching Lives, which airs in all 50 states and in 122 countries around the world. The ministry also reaches literally every continent through the world-wide web at www.touchinglives.org. Dr. Merritt and his wife, Teresa, reside just outside Atlanta, Georgia.
David Feherty, ex-pro golfer and current commentator at NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, delivers a laugh-out-loud funny and totally uncensored collection of rants sure to surprise and crack up golfers everywhere. Have you ever wondered where the weaknesses are in Tiger's game? Or what would happen if there were PGA Tour cheerleaders? Or how Old Tom Morris would play if he came back from the dead? In The Power of Positive Idiocy, readers will be treated to Feherty's answers to these questions, as well as his distinctive commentary on aging, Texas, the Irish, parenting, addiction, Charles Barkley, and, of course, every pro golfer and golfing situation you can imagine. Full of great laughs, ridiculous wisecracks, and some of the best advice for anyone new to the game of golf, Feherty’s remarkable collection is a must have for golfers of every stripe.
Should scientists challenge religious beliefs? Is religion inevitable in human society? Is religion harmful to society? Can science itself inspire spiritual wonder? Confrontation between science and religion has defined much public debate about religion in recent years, most lately in bestsellers portraying a clash between scientists and religious believers, such as Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion and Sam Harris's The End of Faith or Letter to a Christian Nation. But what does this 'us versus them' divide mean for society? This collection of essays gives voice to social scientists, natural scientists and theologians whose experience holds direct relevance on these major issues, and clarifies the position of science in the modern debate. Includes contributions by Mary Midgley (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), Denis Alexander (Cambridge University, UK), Richard Roberts (Lancaster University, UK), Bob Layton (Durham University, UK), Simon Coleman (Sussex University, UK), Michael Shermer (Executive Director of the Sceptics Society and monthly columnist for Scientific American), Lewis Wolpert (University College London, UK), Andrew Newberg (University of Pennsylvania), Timothy Taylor (University of Bradford, UK), Steven Mithen (University of Reading, UK), David Sloan Wilson (Binghamton University), Herbert Maschner (Idaho State University), Ian Reader (University of Manchester, UK), Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK), Andrian Kreye (Süddeutsche Zeitung), John Hedley Brooke (Oxford University, UK), Gordy Slack (Author of The Battle Over The Meaning Of Everything), Seth Shostak (Seti Institute), William Calvin (University Of Washington), and David Wilkinson (Durham University, UK).
Timmy's tired of his clueless dad giving him chores, but when he tries to melt them away with heat vision, he destroys the trophy that brought his parents together. Then Timmy wishes that his parents had superpowers, hoping they'll have more time for him.