Deconstructing the Hero

1 THE STORY Though infinitely varied in detail the hero story is always the same . Exciting and suspenseful , it keeps the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next as one peril , predicament , terror , mystery and struggle ...

Author: Margery Hourihan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415144193

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This book sets out to explore the structure and meaning of one of the most popular literary genres - the adventure story. It offers analytical readings of some of the most popular adventure stories and looks at their influence on children.

Hero Maker

Hero makers have discovered the secret that results multiply through others and not through themselves. @daveferguson in #heromaker • I want to help you become a hero maker so you can help others be hero makers too.

Author: Dave Ferguson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310536944

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 940

In Hero Maker, you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential. Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provide strategies for how you can: activate the gifts of those around you help others take ownership of their mission develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress With rich insights from the Gospels, Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders--from established churches to new church plants. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand, Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership impact; but, in doing so, you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication. Chicago pastor and church planter Dave Ferguson and award-winning writer Warren Bird make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others to further advance the Kingdom of God. By becoming a hero maker and investing in others, you can join a movement of influencers that are impacting thousands of people around the world. Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker.


But Hero didn't grow big and strong. He stayed small and weak. “Come on, Hero!” cried his brothers and sisters. “Come and play with us!” But Hero liked to sit near his mum. Together they watched the far mountains change colour as the ...

Author: Jane West

Publisher: Badger Publishing

ISBN: 1788371534

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A boy called Farad and a dog named Hero are caught up in a war that is not their own, but if they stick together they may reach a safe place. Badger's Gripping Stories series is an imaginative collection of supernatural mysteries and thrilling page-turners, all designed with reluctant readers in mind. Features of the series include an introduction to difficult vocabulary, bold illustrations, a facts page and questions at the end of the story to ensure comprehension. Readers can enjoy stories about: other-worldly monsters, fanatical villains, alien racing, futuristic technology, football and friendship amidst war.

The Hero

child of monogamous royal parents , but I have laid stress upon it because it seems to be typical of the traditional hero , and is definitely not typical of the historical hero . There is , it is true , a type of folk - tale in which ...

Author: FitzRoy Richard Somerset Raglan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427089

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 156

Heroic figures, invested with a common pattern that satisfies the human desire for idealization, are the focus of this intriguing study of legendary characters — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood. A fascinating study that will appeal to students of folklore, mythology, and history.

Be a Hero

And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God [Eel Gibowr—the Hero God]” (Isa. 9:6). And through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Hero God raises up heroes. Vine's Dictionary explains this hero phenomenon: In the context of ...

Author: Wesley Campbell

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768422302

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Be a Hero challenges the Body of Christ to be enlisted in the battle for mercy and social justice. It opens with God's interaction in the affairs of men and His plan to redeem the 'invisible' people through justice, mercy and compassion. Setting the stage theologically, the authors then unveils the great exploits of those who have gone before us and the impact that they made in their own times and on their own culture. Practical steps are offered to the reader to empower them to make a difference in their world.

The Hero Is You

Can you think of a story—a book, movie, myth, or folktale—in which the Hero makes it through the entire journey, with all its moments of challenge and jubilation, without anyone else's help? Most writing books focus on what you can do ...

Author: Kendra Levin

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633410269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 721

Conquer writer’s block, love what you write, and finish what you start with this motivational self-care book for writers. Imagine having your own personal mentor—someone encouraging yet honest, who could help you set and achieve your goals, turn your moments of doubt and fear into sources of strength, and discover what you’re truly capable of when you’re at your best. Life coach and publishing industry veteran Kendra Levin is that mentor. And in The Hero Is You, she can help you do the best writing of your life—and live your best life while doing it. With wisdom drawn from her years as a life coach for writers and behind-the-scenes stories from a panoply of bestselling authors, Levin shows you how to become the hero in the narrative of your own process. Offering a fresh approach to Joseph Campbell’s storytelling archetype, the Hero’s Journey, The Hero Is You includes more than thirty exercises designed to help you reinvent your creative process from the inside out. This book will show you how to: Identify your biggest challenges and render them powerless Start a project that you love—and stick with it Design a structure for writing regularly

Hero and Hero Worship Fandom in Modern India

relevance of Carlyle's classic text On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History, first published in 1841 and re-published as recently as 2013, the critic Brent E Kinser stated, “It is true that the inanities associated with the ...

Author: Rahul Chaturvedi

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1648890822

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 542

In the aftermath of liberalization of Indian economy in 1991, the study of star-fan studies has experienced exponential expansion. Hero and Hero-Worship: Fandom in Modern India explores the areas of political, religious, film and cricket star fandoms; analyzing the rise of star formations and their consequent fandoms, star-fan bonds, as well as the physical and virtual space that both stars and fans inhabit. As perhaps one of the first book-length studies on Indian fandom, this volume not only draws on the works of Jenkins and other fandom scholars, but also explores the economic and cultural specificities of Indian fandom. This book will be of particular interest to scholars working in the field, as well as general readers interested in understanding star-fan interactions and intersections.

The Hero s Journey

See also religion Furtmeyer , Berthold , 168 Hall , Edward T. , 224 Hamill , Mark , 185 Hart , Mickey , 220 Hemingway , Ernest , 189 Henderson , Joseph , 62 Heraclitus , 149 Hercules ( Bourdelle ) , 32 Hermetic Gnosticism , 148 hero ...

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577314042

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

Hero in the Labyrinth

The word that 'The Roadmender' brought to Hero was 'wayfarer'. An old fashioned word, but a key one for him. Every person could be considered to be a farer along the way of life, a wayfarer. He was certainly conscious of being one.

Author: William Bishop


ISBN: 1847533973

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 236

A lady once casually remarked on British public broadcasting that a third of society is depressed but no one ever speaks about it. Perhaps, in all seriousness, it is to this third of the population that this book is addressed. However you don't have to be depressed to read it. Potentially it is both amusing and instructive, light and deep. Shocked by the approach of his fiftieth year, an English bachelor makes a desperate attempt to become inwardly aware of his given circumstances. The attempt is sustained as a trial over a complete seven-year cycle in his life, leading virtually to the constitution of a new self. Occasionally enlivened by humour, what is particularly valuable in this account of Hero's manoeuvrings in time is its honesty and sustained sense of hope.

The Quiet Hero

As in any war, heroes are born amid the battle's din. The uninformed might say the battlefield makes heroes of cowards because the only option is to fight or die, but self-preservation must never be confused with heroism.

Author: Gary W. Toyn

Publisher: American Legacy Media

ISBN: 0979689635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 996

This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary Navy corpsman George Wahlen. The significance of his story lies in the historic context of the battle, the most deadly engagement of World War II for America.

My Hero

As it was, her hero's long, powerful strides were much faster than Bailey's normal walking pace. Jo Ann's short-legged stride was even slower. By the time they reached the corner, Jo Ann was panting. She leaned against the street lamp ...

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488073988

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 121

One for the keeper shelf! Enjoy again this charming classic romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Would-be romance writer Bailey York was a woman who’d already failed twice at love. As far as she was concerned, men were wonderful to read—and to write—about, but that was as close as she wanted to get. Which was probably why she had such difficulty creating a hero. She needed a real-life model, she finally decided. And she found one: Parker Davidson was everything a hero should be. Compellingly attractive. Forceful and determined, yet capable of tenderness. A man of substance. Parker was perfect for Bailey’s novel—but he wanted to be the hero in her life, not just in her book! Originally published in 1992

Hopeless Hero

I'd spent almost five years with my team, and we had successfully completed over a hundred missions. We'd been indestructible. Until we weren't. Savage, CO. Where heroes were made. A special forces team that all came from the base here.

Author: Nicole Elliot

Publisher: Nicole Elliot


Category: Fiction


View: 378

I've got my finger on her trigger. People say I'm dangerous. Ex-Savage Soldier with a bad attitude. But everything changes when I see Alicia Joppa, the one that got away. All I want is to get my torpedo in her target, but the way she's looking at me? Ain't gonna happen. Things weren't easy for her while I was away and she's always been good at hiding secrets. What she doesn't realize is I know how to torture her for information. With my lips, my hands, my missile… She doesn't stand a chance. However, the bomb she just dropped could ruin us both. She had my baby while I was overseas. She may have won the battle, but I will win the war... Of her heart. Hopeless Hero is the second in a new series by USA Today Bestselling Author, Nicole Elliot. These heroes are all about the heat. military romance, alpha male romance, doctor romance, new adult romance, second chance romance, hero romance, free romance, forbidden love, romance series, small town romance series

The Hero Within

... I lost them to prison . " In the education building at CBR Youth Connect , there is an office where boys in crisis can go to talk to a counselor . The walls are plastered with a collage of news articles and photos of heroes .

Author: Cynthia Quicksall Landsberg

Publisher: Colorado Boys Ranch

ISBN: 9781555916114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 551

This collection of gripping, yet heartwarming, stories shows how many troubled boys have turned their lives around at the Colorado Boys Ranch during the past 40 years. Told in their own words, these stories of the boys and their caring mentors show how a rural institution that was envisioned as an alternative to incarceration by Colorado's county judges in 1959 has evolved into one of the nation's leading psychiatric residential treatment programs. The Hero Within also describes programs, such as animal-assisted therapy, that have helped the Colorado Boys Ranch achieve a 90 percent success rate in treating some of the most severely troubled youth in our country. At a time when thousands of mentally ill youth are improperly held in jails due to a lack of access to appropriate mental health programs, this book illustrates what can be achieved when boys are given a chance to tap their own "hero within" and lead lives filled with peace and hope. The Colorado Boys Ranch provides psychiatric residential mental health services for troubled boys. Located in southeastern Colorado near the rural community of La Junta, the 340-acre treatment and education facility provides a structured and nurturing environment where skilled professionals provide each youth with individualized treatment and educational services.

Heartbreak Hero

Chaly wasn't going to be pleased to see Ngaire by his side, but he could lump it. Damned if he was going to let her out of his sight until he had to. They'd had a bittersweet night, two wounded heroes, ...

Author: Frances Housden

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781426880889

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 636

HE LOOKED BIG, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW But Ngaire Two Feathers McKay had little to lose to a heartbreaker like Kel. Couldn't she allow herself today--in his arms, his bed--when she might not have tomorrow? He'd known her for trouble the first time he saw her. What he hadn't known was how hard it would be to lie to this woman, to keep his not protect her with his life as danger threatened hers. He had to remember she was a Hapkido master, capable of defending herself, and he had a job to do--one that didn't involve falling for his target.

Heartfelt Hero Exploring the real hero of our times

He was the real heartfelt hero as he had made the supreme sacrifices for the country but he would be forgotten eventually. I wanted to do something for him. I thought to do something for the heroes who gave up their life for the cause ...

Author: Amit Jha

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 722

Who is the real hero in our society? Is it a singer with melodious voice who has fan-following in millions or a soldier who died guarding the nation or a common man struggling for his family needs or a devotee who has spent his life for a religious cause? Heartfelt hero is a story that takes the reader to a journey of finding out the real hero of our times. The story is about Arjun who is blessed with a magical voice. He aspires to become a professional singer and song writer. He gets enrolled for an engineering degree in Avadh Engineering College and falls in love with Aditi there. Arjun proposes Aditi, only to get rejected. Aditi eventually marries Rahul who happens to be a Captain in Indian Army. Set in the temple town of Ayodhya, the story studies the significance of Lord Ram in modern India. The story also looks into the role that Ram Mandir had in changing the political discourse of the country and determining its destiny. After graduation, Arjun moves to Delhi to chase his dreams. In the turn of events, Captain Rahul dies in his line of duty while fighting the terrorists. After Rahul’s death, what emerges between Arjun and Aditi?

A Hero of Romance Unabridged

But history tells us that some of the greatest heroes of romance, real, live, flesh-and-blood heroes, who actually at some time or other did exist, were anything but romantic in their persons. Perhaps Bailey was one of these.

Author: Richard Marsh

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027248671

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

View: 162

This eBook edition of "A Hero of Romance (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt:"It was about as miserable an afternoon as one could wish to see. May is the poet's month, but there was nothing of poetry about it then. True, it was early in the month, but February never boasted weather of more unmitigated misery. At half-past two it was so dark in the schoolroom of Mecklemburg House that one could with difficulty see to read. Outside a cold drizzling rain was falling, a shrieking east wind was rattling the windows in their frames, and a sullen haze was hiding the leaden sky. As unsatisfactory a specimen of the English spring as one could very well desire."

Last True Hero

For Carrington and Raleigh: Mommies are supposed to be the heroes. But instead, I was given two little heroes who inspire me every single day. I love you to pieces. Acknowledgments Thank you to my Lord and Savior first and.

Author: Diana Gardin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455594725

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 105

"With her usual charm and engaging storytelling Diana Gardin has once again proved why she's my new go-to author." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken For seven years he's fought for his country. Now he'll fight for her. Army Ranger Dare Conners has been through hell. He's left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy for beaches, beers, and babes-if that can't cure him, nothing will. But when he meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle begins . . . An Admiral's daughter, Berkeley knows her life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend-and now that she's graduated-the right marriage. But after years of being right, Berkeley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won't share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer can't last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could be in for quite a fall. "Last True Hero is the perfect escape. Diana Gardin is a fresh new voice in contemporary romance." -- Lia Riley

Hero Life Hero Love

We all help each other. We are all family, it doesn't matter what color you are or where you came from and if you are a male or female you are all heroes Sam was so proud. Of Grace, she is amazing Grace.

Author: Pamela Rossiter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153207140X

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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Grace Ross was a newborn baby when her parents and grandmother were killed in a tragic car accident. Since that day, her grandfather, Robert, has raised her, giving her a happy life. Now she has just graduated college and is set to inherit $4 million from her trust fund. Grace has a radical idea about how she wants to spend the rest of her life. She plans to use the money from her trust fund to fulfill a dream: she will create a town full of veterans, where people can live their daily lives with others who understand them. She hopes to establish a place where all veterans’ needs are met, and she intends to care for all of them. The town will be equipped with a hospital, library, and restaurants, and everyone will have place to call home. As she faces challenges and obstacles along the way, she has no idea that her generous scheme will bring her a deeper love than she has ever known before. In this novel, a young woman sets out to use her inheritance to build a town intended for military veterans, caring for them and helping them to start new lives.

Another Kind of Hero

Western heroes would settle conflicts or range wars before winning the girl or riding off into the sunset. Time contained itself between the story's opening and its close. Among thewesterns, Louis L'Amour quickly became her favorite,his ...

Author: Edwin L. Millet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499048300

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 492

The novel Another Kind of Hero features a young Roman Catholic priest, Vincent Dwyer, who after completing his seminary studies in the turbulent mid-1960’s, follows his vocation in the footsteps of three uncles who became priests in the same diocese a generation before. Newly assigned as an associate for a veteran pastor at his boyhood parish, he encounters Julie Leffert, a distraught parishioner and a young mother of six children, one windswept night when she arrives at the rectory seeking counseling for her troubled marriage. In the course of assisting this attractive but distressed woman, Vincent realizes that he is falling in love with her and her large brood of children. Responding to what he sees as a greater calling to marry Julie and help her raise her children, he leaves the priesthood to follow what he now feels is his true vocation. Intra-familial conflicts and many trials ensue as he undertakes a long, difficult journey with his newfound family.

My Buddy s a Hero And I Didn t Even Know It

Dear Readers, “My Buddy's a Hero—And I Didn't Even Know It” is the first in the Discovering Heroes® series of books for kids, a sequence of true stories that encourage young readers like you to find deeper meaning while emphasizing the ...

Author: Kristie Kiernan Bouryal

Publisher: Context Productions

ISBN: 1734505532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

View: 373

In this story, based on true events, a retired lieutenant in the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) shares for the first time his brave 9/11 experience with his grandchildren. Grandpa is a hero who helped rescue the last man out alive from the ruins of the World Trade Center, but his grandchildren didn’t even know it until they started asking questions. Countless stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things surround us, but revealing their stories takes know-how. Through this authentic story and others in the series, kids increase their awareness about 9/11 and everyday heroes. They also learn how to ask probing questions and become active listeners and curious learners seeking context. "My Buddy's a Hero – And I Didn't Even Know It" is the first book in the Discovering Heroes® series of books for kids of all ages, especially 7-11. "Remembering Heroes" is the second book in the series. “9/11 Courage and Tributes” is the third.