Courtship is the time to love intelligently, marriage is the time to love blindly. If you love intelligently in a dating relationship, then you can love blindly in marriage without fear. A lack of understanding of this foundational truth has caused many their homes, destinies and lives. Marriage will not fix a faulty relationship, but the right kind of knowledge while dating will save you from one. Dating Intelligently in four parts and twenty-two chapters present lessons that are scripture-founded and common-sense laced bordering on Intelligent Singlehood, Choosing Intelligently, Loving Intelligently and the journey from Dating to Marriage. It is a must-read for every single person and dating couple interested in purposeful courtship.
Terrorism—in scope, depth, and awareness—has become a twenty-first-century global topic. While some nations claim to have it fully or partly under control, some are yet to come to grips with exactly what it is and what to do with or about it.
For ages women have come together over coffee and cocktails to analyse the puzzling behaviour of men. Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccilloare here to say - despite good intentions- you're wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they'd like you to think they are.
The writer of this book, Femi Emmanuel Owolabi, shows his proficiency as a well-informed Nigerian who chose the pathway of being blunt and pragmatic by giving a birds-eye-view of the Nigerian situation. Spiced with an unbiased approach to the reality and ills of a nation so blessed and endowed with innumerable resources by Mother Nature, but living beneath her best; bedeviled by the ills of politics and the “necessary evil” called religion. It exudes originality, clothed with depth and apt presentation in an uncompromising manner. It outlines obvious realities as they are in present-day Nigeria. It succinctly presents an unbiased approach to events as they are. If these ills, as articulated in this book, are considered and the ‘remedies’ suggested are heeded someday, ‘soonest’ the new dawn of a better and freer Nigeria will overtake us. Nevertheless, in reality, how will the citizens of this nation respond to this clarion call, and those in power reason with a right conscience to see to the realization of the common good of our nation Nigeria? The truth must be told as it is. The facts must not be circumvented or compromised for nothing or something trivial. Or better still, sacrificed on the false altar of “being charitable with words”. One of the aims of this book is to outline the personal views of a man from the depth of the soul with the passion to see things being put right for the good of his motherland. The greatest contribution of this work, I think, is the way it outlines in an emphatic and systematic manner the ills of ‘Religionomists’ and ‘Polithiefians’. It points to how they have killed the consciousness of God in many. Instead of utilizing God’s great gifts to us, we threw them to the wind in ignorance and chose laziness under the false belief of dependence on a myopic and blur knowledge of God. This attitude has been seriously exploited by the ‘wicked and greedy’ few. No doubt, if many will change their ways – and the political/religious leaders listen to their conscience – then the intention of this book which is A Better Nigeria For All would have been achieved. The author’s treatment of the subject is no doubt philosophical and will definitely provoke statements and comments. Nonetheless, when and if the recommendations put forward are taken to heart they will have far-reaching consequences that will propel this blessed nation forward and take its rightful place among the committee of right-thinking nations of the world. I recommend it for all to go through with an open mind and scoop the best it has to offer us all. Rev. Fr. Cyril Dase Basikoro
"Too Good to Die will make a remarkable contribution to the critical excavation of Nigerian statehood and statecraft. The writing is captivating and intoxicating. The pages turn easily and the reader wants more. It will turn minds, if not heads!"
"In Too Good to Die, Osori and Odinkalu provide us with an unsparing but unbiased look at Olusegun Obasanjo, his third term project and research and fresh interviews, Too Good to Die challenges conventional analysis of one of Nigeria's most emblematic national leaders. Part do-messianic political class, this book is a must-read for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of Obasanjo, his complicated legacy and contemporary Nigerian political leadership."
Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our time” (Poets& Writers). In Waiting for the Barbarians, he brings together twenty-four of his recent essays—each one glinting with “verve and sparkle,” “acumen and passion”—on a wide range of subjects, from Avatar to the poems of Arthur Rimbaud, from our inexhaustible fascination with the Titanic to Susan Sontag’s Journals. Trained as a classicist, author of two internationally best-selling memoirs, Mendelsohn moves easily from penetrating considerations of the ways in which the classics continue to make themselves felt in contemporary life and letters (Greek myth in the Spider-Man musical, Anne Carson’s translations of Sappho) to trenchant takes on pop spectacles—none more explosively controversial than his dissection of Mad Men.
Also gathered here are essays devoted to the art of fiction, from Jonathan Littell’s Holocaust blockbuster The Kindly Ones to forgotten gems like the novels of Theodor Fontane. In a final section, “Private Lives,” prefaced by Mendelsohn’sNew Yorker essay on fake memoirs, he considers the lives and work of writers as disparate as Leo Lerman, Noël Coward, and Jonathan Franzen. Waiting for the Barbarians once again demonstrates that Mendelsohn’s “sweep as a cultural critic is as impressive as his depth.”