Rewards For Good Deeds Of Non-muslim On Murtada Mutahhari´s View: Ramlan A. Satori, E. Sri Mulyati
Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie´s second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie - philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper, Grace, has an officious approach to childcare. With some relief, Isabel returns to helping out at her niece Cat´s delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches. It´s not long before Isabel´s helpful, philosophical nature draws her into customers´ problems, specifically that of ambitious, self-proclaimed matchmaker, Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon, Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite who he claims to be - and Isabel´s help is required in getting to the truth of the matter. Good-hearted Isabel proceeds with her usual thorough attention to task, and on Bea´s advice talks to her friend Rob, a trustworthy regular on Bea´s dinner party circuit, and known to have deep suspicions about MacUspaig. It becomes clear, however, that Rob has an agenda of his own and Isabel is now contending with that, along with a mysterious medical condition of Jamie´s and some frustrating dead ends when it comes to Bea´s predicament. When the truth finally reveals itself, Isabel must conclude that along with MacUspaig, Bea, Jamie - and even Cat - she herself is not immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets . . .
Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, but few would consider it a social good. Instead, our views on trade have polarized between two extremes: ´free trade´ ideologues who regard trade as an end in itself, and ´protectionists´ who view it as a destructive force to be contained. But there is another way to trade - one with the interests of people, not profit, at its heart. In this visionary work Christian Felber, founder of the Economy for the Common Good movement, offers a dazzling new paradigm for the global trading order. Confronting the ´free trade religion´ which has reigned since Adam Smith, Felber champions an alternative approach in which trade serves the wider interests of society, incorporating the key issues of our time: human rights, climate change, and the growing divide richer and poorer countries. He proposes the groundbreaking idea of an ´Ethical Trade Zone´, founded on a principled approach to tariffs and trade policies, and built with international cooperation on trade, taxation and labour. Penetrating and passionate, Christian Felber shows how this brave new economic world can be built democratically from the grassroots up, and how trading for good can be made a reality.
One man´s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98 ´´Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn´t anything I would change about my life.´´-George Dawson In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave´s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the entire sweep of the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson´s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson´s description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: ´´Life is so good. I do believe it´s getting better.´´ WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD ´´A remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year.´´-The Christian Science Monitor ´´A testament to the power of perseverance.´´-USA Today ´´Life Is So Good is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched-maybe even exceeded-by the accomplishment of [George Dawson´s] hard-won education.´´-The Washington Post ´´Eloquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir.´´-Publishers Weekly Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. Tim Keller, pastor of New York´s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere. With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work-that we work to serve others, not ourselves-can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship-not just of self-interest.