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Allow Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, pastor and Bible teacher for over forty years, to illuminate the important theme in John's first epistle: true satisfaction is found only in relationship with Jesus Christ. Real life is not found in wealth, power, learning, or thrills but in believing the gospel, putting our trust in Christ, and being "born of God."Part of Dr. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, Be Real has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. Take this opportunity to dig into 1 John and discover the life that is real!
Getting free is only half the story Freedom is a central theme in our world. It's become a rallying cry for people, groups, even entire nations. But freedom without boundaries can be costly. Based on the book of Exodus, this study offers an eye-opening look at the pitfalls of deliverance without discipline, and shares the freedom found through a loving submission to God and His will for us. Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, BE Delivered has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe explores the need to balance freedom with responsibility. Filled with real-world examples that resonate today, this study uncovers how you can experience true freedom in [every area of] your life.
By the time he graduated college, Xan Hood appeared to have everything a young, privileged modern male needed for success and adulthood.But like so many others his age, he was afraid to take that next step. So he took a slight detour and headed west, surrounding himself wtih a class of men he had been raised to avoid. Follow Xan as he learns lessons that can only be taught by God's grace, hard work, and the presence of older men.Sweat, Blood, and Tears is a searingly honest coming-of-age story. It is a look at how God raises a man--a story for young men and those who love them.
Make the most out of the world's first truly compact computerIt's the size of a credit card, it can be charged like a smartphone, it runs on open-source Linux, and it holds the promise of bringing programming and playing to millions at low cost. And now you can learn how to use this amazing computer from its co-creator, Eben Upton, in Raspberry Pi User Guide. Cowritten with Gareth Halfacree, this guide gets you up and running on Raspberry Pi, whether you're an educator, hacker, hobbyist, or kid. Learn how to connect your Pi to other hardware, install software, write basic programs, and set it up to run robots, multimedia centers, and more.Gets you up and running on Raspberry Pi, a high-tech computer the size of a credit card Helps educators teach students how to program Covers connecting Raspberry Pi to other hardware, such as monitors and keyboards, how to install software, and how to configure Raspberry Pi Shows you how to set up Raspberry Pi as a simple productivity computer, write basic programs in Python, connect to servos and sensors, and drive a robot or multimedia center Adults, kids, and devoted hardware hackers, now that you've got a Raspberry Pi, get the very most out of it with Raspberry Pi User Guide.
Building an analysis ecosystem for a smarter approach tointelligence Keith Carter's Actionable Intelligence: A Guide to DeliveringBusiness Results with Big Data Fast! is the comprehensive guideto achieving the dream that business intelligence practitionershave been chasing since the concept itself came into being. Writtenby an IT visionary with extensive global supply chain experienceand insight, this book describes what happens when team membershave accurate, reliable, usable, and timely information at theirfingertips. With a focus on leveraging big data, the book providesexpert guidance on developing an analytical ecosystem toeffectively manage, use the internal and external information todeliver business results.This book is written by an author who's been in the trenches forpeople who are in the trenches. It's for practitioners in the realworld, who know delivering results is easier said than done -fraught with failure, and difficult politics. A landscape wherereason and passion are needed to make a real difference.This book lays out the appropriate way to establish a culture offact-based decision making, innovation, forward lookingmeasurements, and appropriate high-speed governance. Readers willenable their organization to:Answer strategic questions fasterReduce data acquisition time and increase analysis time toimprove outcomesShift the focus to positive results rather than pastfailuresExpand opportunities by more effectively and thoughtfullyleveraging informationBig data makes big promises, but it cannot deliver without theright recipe of people, processes and technology in place. It'sabout choosing the right people, giving them the right tools, andtaking a thoughtful--rather than formulaic--approach.Actionable Intelligence provides expert guidance towardenvisioning, budgeting, implementing, and delivering realbenefits.
Serves as a practical reference for those involved in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) * Introduces SIMS along with the highly diverse fields (Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Biology) to it is applied using up to date illustrations * Introduces the accepted fundamentals and pertinent models associated with elemental and molecular sputtering and ion emission * Covers the theory and modes of operation of the instrumentation used in the various forms of SIMS (Static vs Dynamic vs Cluster ion SIMS) * Details how data collection/processing can be carried out, with an emphasis placed on how to recognize and avoid commonly occurring analysis induced distortions * Presented as concisely as believed possible with All sections prepared such that they can be read independently of each other
What is national wellbeing and what is progress? Why measure these definitions? Why are measures beyond economic performance needed and how will they be used? How do we measure national wellbeing & turn the definitions into observable quantities? Where are we now and where to next? These questions are asked and answered in this much needed, timely book. The Wellbeing of Nations provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of the measurement of national well-being, examining whether national wellbeing is more than the sum of the wellbeing of everyone in the country, and identifying and reviewing requirements for new measures. It begins with definitions, describes how to operationalize those definitions, and takes a critical look at the uses to which such measures are to be put. The authors examine initiatives from around the world, using the UK 'measuring national wellbeing programme' as a case study throughout the book, along with case studies drawn from other countries, as well as discussion of the position in some countries not yet drawn into the national wellbeing scene.
Learn the fundamentals of the Bridge Design module for AutodeskInfraWorks 360 Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials isan accessible, unique learning resource that offers engineers anddesigners succinct explanations and hands-on exercises that providethe keys to the software's many features and functions. Get up tospeed on bridge design with this Autodesk Official Press book,which is filled with illustrative screenshots and step-by-stepinstruction for effective bridge design. Once you learn how tonavigate this powerful software, you can access the cross-platformmodel sharing and collaboration via the software's cloudcapabilities, and you'll see how the model can be exported intoCivil 3D for final design work and documentation.This essential resource shows how to access the tools that drivestakeholder involvement with design-feed social collaboration, andoffers information on how to connect your designs to real-worldenvironments with live maps and geo-location tools.Unlock the power of InfraWorks' software for designing andcollaboration during the bridge design processLearn to use the powerful module-specific tools and functionsof the software, such as analyzing profiles and setting upscenarios for various materialsAccess the illustrative tutorial steps that put you on the fasttrack for implementing the softwareDiscover how you can improve data consistency and evaluate moredesign options in less timeWith Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentialsyou'll learn how to access the power of the bridge design softwarethat puts you ahead of the competition.
Get up to speed on drainage design with Autodesk InfraWorks360 Autodesk Drainage Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentialsoffers an indispensible resource to InfraWorks' Drainage Designmodule. The module's interface includes tools that enable engineersto import and combine other data that goes beyond the baseInfraWorks software. This book provides step-by-step instructionfor creating new drainage designs, or adding detail to existingdesigns using InfraWorks 360. Filled with illustrative examples androbust design instructions, this book reveals how to best use thepowerful tools and functions of the Drainage Design module, andincludes information on analyzing profiles and setting up scenariosfor various materials.This Autodesk Official Press book covers the basics for creatingproposals and design intent within the context of real siteconditions, and shows how the software's cloud-based capabilitiesenable teams from around the globe to store, manage, and accessmodels from desktop or mobile devices.Includes an approachable introduction to InfraWorks forDrainage Design moduleFilled with practical, real-world exercises and additionaltask-based tutorials that show how to become quickly productivewith the softwareShows how to access the cloud-based 3D visualizations thatallow designers and engineers to communicate and get betterinformed inputOffers a key resource to the technology that providesgovernment and civil engineers the ability to fast-trackinfrastructure projectsAutodesk Drainage Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials isthe introduction needed for accessing the specialized tools foranalysis, design, and documentation of drainage design and stormwater projects.
Everyone loves Texas food and now, Dean Fearing, arguably the best chef in Texas, shares the top traditional and modern dishes from the Lone Star State. THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE From Legendary Dishes to New Classics THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE will be a timeless, authentic resource for the home cook-a collection of the traditional and the contemporary recipes from Texas. Dean Fearing will take readers through Texas culinary heritage, the classic preparations involved, and the expansion and fusion of the foods that have combined to develop an original Southwestern cuisine. A bit of regional history will take the reader from fry bread to Sweet Potato Spoonbread, from Truck Stop Enchiladas to Barbecue Shrimp Tacos. Simple taco and salsa recipes will be starred right beside the culinary treasures that make Dean's cooking internationally known. This comprehensive guide will include step-by-step methods and techniques for grilling, smoking, and braising in the Southwestern manner, in addition to recipes from other chefs who have contributed to the evolution of this regional cuisine, such as Robert del Grande and Stephen Pyles, and a look at local purveyors such as Paula Lambert's cheese. These recipes will be accompanied by more than 150 photographs of finished dishes and the cooking process along with a glossary of food terms. THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE is the ultimate cookbook for foodies and simple home cooks alike.
Things aren't as proper as they seem in Regency London...The next passionate novella in Kate McKinley's erotic trilogy.
Things aren't as proper as they seem in Regency London...The next passionate novella in Kate McKinley's erotic trilogy. A COUNTESS BY CHANCE A gambler's daughter, Sophia Weatherby knows her way around a deck of cards. So when her family estate becomes threatened, she has no choice but to use her skills at the gaming tables to save herself from ruin. A lavish house party affords her the perfect opportunity-until the newly minted Earl of Huntington arrives. Adam Greyson has never forgotten the day Sophia rejected his proposal. Now to even the score, he challenges her to a shocking wager-his two thousand pounds against the one valuable commodity she has left: her virtue.
Violence in Israel and Palestine has become the norm. Do we even understand this conflict? Do we know where it comes from? Why can't the two sides reach agreement? Can Jews and Palestinians find a way to coexist? An American Jew, Mark Braverman thought he understood the reasons for Israel's existence. But when he visited the region and began to understand the forces that are fueling and perpetuating the conflict, he realized just how far we are from achieving peace. From the bustling communities on either side of the Jerusalem barrier, to the historical lessons of the Nazi Holocaust and South African apartheid, to the foremost voices in theology and conflict resolution today, Braverman answers the questions above and offers a course of action both at home and abroad to realize peace.spire them to help bring God's peace to the Holy Land.
Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.
When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws, while his brother's wife Kate pursues motherhood even at the expense of her marriage. John's teenage nephew Stephen finds himself involved in an act of petty theft that takes a surprising turn, and nephew Alex, a gifted student, travels to Spain and considers the world beyond his family's Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, THE BLESSINGS reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.
When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. Surviving a failed marriage and an illness that almost takes her life, high school teacher Mallory Hamilton needs the Ladies Who Lunch more than ever . . . After a year of upheaval, Mallory has had her fill of change-with one exception. Her house is a disaster, and she wants it fixed. Hiring a contractor to finish the projects her ex-husband started will help her banish the past so she can return to the life she had before everything went awry. But her contractor is sexy, sweet, and single, which threatens the peaceful, solitary life Mallory has planned for herself.Ben Carpenter has had a hard time raising his daughter without his ex-wife's help. His new client's projects will give him the extra income he needs, not to mention afternoons alone with a gorgeous woman. Though their attraction is undeniable, Ben sees the fear and pain hiding in Mallory's beautiful eyes. But how can he help her if she won't let him in? Ben can fix just about anything-but can he fix Mallory's broken heart?Word count: 75,000-85,000
When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her new puppy, the last thing she expects is to be left behind in decidedly unsuitable attire, let alone kidnapped. Fortunately, she is soon found by local rancher Peter Lowery. Unfortunately, he has no intention of abandoning his livelihood to take her back to civilization until the fall. He will, however, provide food, shelter and safety, and in return he expects Emma to earn her keep. Emma is surprised to find she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin and feels drawn to Peter and his young son Robby. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she never seems to live up to expectations. As Emma seeks God's guidance and aspires to the picture of womanhood shown in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, Peter comes to realize that he may be underestimating the strength and character behind this woman's beauty. Proverbs. Between that picture and the one of Peter's late wife, Emma must decide who she has been, who she is, and who she really wants to be. What is to be her worth as a woman? What is to be her legacy?
ONCE BURNED Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love . . . TWICE AS TEMPTING Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?
When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson's colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris--a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.
A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws--such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws--from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labor law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Nancy Woloch considers the network of institutions that promoted women-only protective laws, such as the National Consumers' League and the federal Women's Bureau; the global context in which the laws arose; the challenges that proponents faced; the rationales they espoused; the opposition that evolved; the impact of protective laws in ever-changing circumstances; and their dismantling in the wake of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Above all, Woloch examines the constitutional conversation that the laws provoked--the debates that arose in the courts and in the women's movement. Protective laws set precedents that led to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and to current labor law; they also sustained a tradition of gendered law that abridged citizenship and impeded equality for much of the century. Drawing on decades of scholarship, institutional and legal records, and personal accounts, A Class by Herself sets forth a new narrative about the tensions inherent in women-only protective labor laws and their consequences.
Gotta Have It! is every grown-up's guide for taming the inner two-year-old. Too many people spend so much time trying to get what they want that they have no energy left to get what they need. Dr. Gregg Jantz calls this phenomenon excessity--when excess becomes a "necessity." Excessities--whether they are activities, behaviors, or objects--promise protection in a difficult world. Yet they never satisfy. In Gotta Have It!, readers are invited to discover the truth about themselves that is hiding behind their secret desires. With real-life stories and guided sections for self-reflection, Gotta Have It will help readers see life as never before--and delight in the way God longs to fulfill true needs.
We live in a fast-paced, fluid world. A postmodern place where people are drifting, making mid-course corrections in every aspect of life, from careers, to relationships, to beliefs. As church leaders, we must continually reshape our ministries to reach a society adrift. We must move from being adaptive to being proactive, remaining flexible while delivering a uncompromising message. AquaChurch 2.0 is a guide for developing responsive and relevant church leadership. Fusing Biblical wisdom and modern-day insights, acclaimed author Leonard Sweet explores the essentials of leadership arts, including vision, creativity, and teamwork. This updated and revised edition will enable your ministry to navigate today's cultural currents, provide a beacon to your community, and connect with a postmodern world.
Here's the most complete picture Bible ever, now available as an eBook! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style--making it the perfect Bible for today's visually focused culture. The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible's historical flow--and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.The stories in The Action Bible clearly communicate to contemporary readers. This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic images in an easy-to-navigate digital version offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries. Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello has created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures. Let this epic digital rendition draw you into all the excitement of the world's most awesome story.This version will work on all screen types, but has been optimized for color, touch-screen tablets.
Whose money is it anyway?He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others." Luke 21:2-3By the world's standards, two small coins don't amount to much. But the widow in Luke's story didn't just give two small coins--she gave everything she had. Everything we have is our Creator's.In Faithful with Much, authors Tony and Carin Amaradio share their compelling journey from simply seeking wealth to understanding God's heart about money and possessions. Drawing from their vast experience in the financial services industry and wisdom born out of some difficult life lessons, Tony and Carin offer practical, biblical advice on how to think about the challenges of being faithful with our wealth. and, most important, how to give it away.Faithful with Much is a book about how to be wise stewards of God's money. It's a handbook for charitable giving. And more than that, it's a book about radical trust.Are you ready to trust God with your wealth for the good of His kingdom?
Brill Jessup becomes the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year-career on the Memphis Police Force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she ignores the obvious in her personal life. Her husband, Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. Brill hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make.Before she has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly--tied to the "red shadows," or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land. While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear--one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun.