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Extensive Gallup research offers a unique glimpse inside the heads and hearts of today's teens. A must-have for parents, youth workers, and teachers.
In a society saturated by the doctrine of tolerance and an air of post-modernism, one might wonder about the role and significance of the once almighty Scripture. Despite what some would consider a time of revival in the church, confidence in the Scripture is consistently being undermined by cynical attitudes and critical thinking. Saucy's commentary is relevant for the times and speaks to the questioning heart and mind. He confirms not only our need for Scripture, but also its authority, its inerrancy, and its impact.
As "Mac" McAllister reports for duty with the Oregon State Police, he must face the grittiness of real life . . . and discover that no situation, no matter how dark, is too big for God.
Happiness. It's what we all long for, what all human beings seek in our jobs, our relationships, our activities. We try so hard to be happy, and all too often we end up empty and unsatisfied. Why? Because, says Billy Graham in this classic work, we are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. We haven't learned the secret Jesus taught in the Beatitudes - that true, lasting happiness simply isn't to be found by seeking it directly. Happiness is a by-product, a bonus that comes when we seek what is really important. And the things that will bring us the satisfaction we long for are not necessarily what the world considers meaningful.Jesus did not have to have an outward stimulus to make Him happy, Billy Graham points out. "He had learned a secret that allowed Him to live above the circumstances of life and fear of the future. He moved with calmness, certainty, and serenity through the most trying circumstances - even death! What was His secret? He gave it to us in the Beautitudes."Presented with Billy Graham's characteristic vigor and simplicity in this landmark book, it is a secret that can transform your life.
Three women's lives converge around the century-old mystery of a shipwreck. There's Sophia, a reclusive author who retreated from the world after a tragic loss, Claire, a young journalist who's reluctantly returned to her home town, and Josephine, a passenger from the ill-fated ship.As they discover the truth about lost love and buried secrets, each woman finds hope, healing, and strength to face the future.
Friends and family of Ruth Bell Graham share their fondest thoughts and memories about the woman they know as mother, wife, grandmother, teacher, prayer partner and friend. Reminiscent of the best-selling Footprints of a Pilgrim, Ruth Bell Graham is a tender and touching portrait of Ruth Bell Graham as seen in the lives of those who know and love her. Reflecting both her roots as the child of missionary parents, her commitment to family, her love of the Lord and her ongoing personal ministry, this tribute to Ruth Bell Graham is a behind the scenes look at her unique lifetime of service to the Lord that includes personal speaking, writing and mentoring others for the cause of Christ.
Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled: The Qualities You Need to Stay Out of Harm's Way and Thrive at Workby Tim Irwin
"[Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled shows] us how success in the workplace can be something more-but is never less-than the sum of our experiences, emotions, and intelligence. I really liked this book."-Marcus Buckingham, International speaker and best-selling author, Now Discover Your Strengths and First, Break All the Rules"Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled is one of those books that really makes you want to be a better manager, a better leader, a better person. The stories are powerful, the anecdotes are right on the money, and the wisdom is so evident and clear."-Pat Lencioni, Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and President, The Table Group"Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled grabbed me from page one and never let go. It's one of those rare business books full of fresh, original stories that inspire us to take a look at our three Cs: commitment, character, and competence."-Ken Blanchard, Coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level"As a member of the senior White House staff and a veteran in banking and the executive search fields, I have interviewed thousands of highly successful people. In Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled, Dr. Tim Irwin nails the essential differences between those who do well and those who don't. If you want to know what it takes to make it in any endeavor, read this book!"-J. Veronica Biggins, Senior Partner, Heidrick & Struggles"In this inspiring and adventure-filled book, Tim Irwin creatively weaves in stories from his own experiences with hard-hitting corporate examples. It's a great read for those willing to do the work required to experience their own spectacular results and enjoy success."-Roger Staubach, Chairman/CEO, The Staubach Company and Super Bowl MVP_____________Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled features Tim Irwin's seven critical success factors as well as six common career derailers. With compelling real-life stories to launch each chapter, Irwin distills not only his experiences as a successful corporate psychologist but also what he has learned from others in thousands of interviews with senior executives. Inside you will also find how you can access free online self-assessment exercises and developmental resources.
Gardens are a place to rest, to draw near, and to heal. Rosemary Lantz is doing her best to run her family's household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary for years, but Rosemary keeps turning him down. What Saul doesn't know is that she has good reason--something no one can know--especially not him.
Society says youth is a time for carefree self-expression, but Trip Lee says God has called everyone to RISE from slumber, above low expectations, and to live for the risen King. The world tells us that our early years are to be irresponsibly enjoyed rather than devoted to meaningful pursuits. We're told that responsibility and commitment are burdens to be put off as long as possible. And so, most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber--sleeping in on life until we're forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It's happening right now. And God has called you to live it. In this powerful book, Trip Lee argues it's time to wake up and RISE, to live the way we were created to live. Young or old, we've been called to live for Him. Right now. Young believers face the same problems as older Christians, but they feel them in unique ways. RISE addresses those core problems in an engaging, profound, and life-changing way. Don't just sit there: RISE!
Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!
Rick and Bubba are at it again, and this time it is all about marriage. Addressing such topics as apologizing (The Ten Worst Ways to Say I'm Sorry), communication (Grunting Is Not a Language), date nights (Worst Date Nights in History), finances (I Thought You Paid the Gas Bill), and playing sports together (I Did Too Let You Win), the two "sexiest fat men alive" will have couples everywhere tied in knots. With stories, top ten lists, and even a bonus addendum of their oft mentioned, "The Book of Blame," this humorous look at marriage is long overdue. This book will revolutionize your way of looking at married life. And it might just remind you all over again why you fell in love in the first place.
Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.
She had everything she ever wanted. Why was she so tempted to throw it away? From the author of Prelude and Interlude, Reprise concludes this exciting trilogy about one woman's challenging quest for enduring love.
Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor's office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what's happening, she's drawn into a web of secrets and danger.Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends.But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till--and has news that could threaten Rand's reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness--if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.
"[Francesca Lia] Block writes about the real Los Angeles better than anyone since Raymond Chandler."--The New York Times Book Review"[Block] uses language like a jeweled sword glittering as it cuts to the heart."--Kirkus ReviewsAfter enduring from afar a seemingly endless series of outside worldwide disasters--including 9/11 and the Asian tsunami--while living in earthquake-prone Los Angeles, a bereft Katrina experiences deep inner longings for some sense of permanence, meaning, and intimacy. A preschool teacher contemplating the unsettling challenges of her mid-life, she finds solace in the company of her dear friend Grace, and conflict in the arms of a narcissistic yoga instructor, Jasper.In this intertwining series of emotionally charged stories, wistful characters weave together a dance of joy and sorrow, gain and loss, harmony and dissonance. Beautifully written, Quakeland speaks in a deeply stirring female voice to an unspoken sense of universal longing that seems quietly prevalent in these times. It is a brave, poetic work that acknowledges the pain and loss we live with every day, and offers hope--through art and through connection--of something more.Francesca Lia Block is renowned for her groundbreaking novels and stories, including the best-selling Weetzie Bat--postmodern, magic-realist tales for all ages. Her work transports readers through the harsh landscapes of contemporary life to magic realms of the senses where love is always a saving grace. She lives in Los Angeles.
Great leadership is built on great relationships!Leadership is a relationship-intensive endeavor. If your people skills aren't strong, neither will be your leadership. "If people aren't following you," sums up New York Times and Business Week best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell, "then you're not really leading." In Relationships 101, Maxwell provides time-tested principles for developing healthy relationships with others--inside and outside of your organization--such as:The fundamentals common to all good relationshipsHow to motivate people by knowing five things everyone has in commonHow to create a lasting connection with people on your teamWhy listening skills can be a leader's best friendThe crucial factor that creates the foundation of all good relationshipsThe most important relationship for any person's successWinning in every area of life comes from winning with people.Improve your leadership and life with Relationships 101!
The perfect travel guide for women -- baby boomers and beyond -- who want to become savvy, safe travelers, and have fun doing it! Whether you already belong to a Red Hat Society chapter or just want more fun and pizzazz in your life now that you have time to indulge, this book answers every nagging question and includes practical tips and helpful info on: Deciding when and where to go Taking a trip with your girlfriends Choosing where to eat and stay in twenty top vacation destinations Traveling by train, plane, and auto And more! Full of advice and tips from the ladies of The Red Hat Society, this fun, informative guide addresses your greatest travel concerns -- such as negotiating airport security and staying healthy and safe -- and simplifies the sometimes complicated tasks associated with traveling -- like reading subway maps or understanding the rules of tipping. Discover hundreds of fabulous boutique hotels, favorite local restaurants, and insider tips on shopping, all recommended by Red Hat Society members around the country! For time- and money-saving ideas, safety tips, packing and shopping plans, and destination suggestions that span the USA from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, turn to The Red Hat Society Travel Guide.
Life is short; eat dessert first, says Sue Ellen Cooper, Exalted Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society, which is the most fun phenomenon to happen to women over 50 in this century. And so this cookbook has more than 250 desserts at the beginning of a collection of more than 1,000 recipes. Red Hat editors selected the best recipes, stories, and photographs submitted by members from all over the world.
When a storm blows a tree onto Eve Bender's farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents' home. Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can't agree on anything. But this may be just the recipe for hope in healing old wounds.
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