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The Social Ethos of Corinthian Correspondence: Interests and Ideology from 1 Corinthians to 1 Clement

by David G. Horrell

An exemplary study, focussing on the Corinthian correspondence, of the social ethos of early Christian teaching and its development.

The Boundaries of Blackness: Aids and the Breakdown of Black Politics

by Cathy J. Cohen

Last year, more African Americans were reported with AIDS than any other racial or ethnic group. And while African Americans make up only 13 percent of the U. S. population, they account for more than 55 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV infections. These alarming developments have caused reactions ranging from profound grief to extreme anger in African-American communities, yet the organized political reaction has remained remarkably restrained. The Boundaries of Blackness is the first full-scale exploration of the social, political, and cultural impact of AIDS on the African-American community. Informed by interviews with activists, ministers, public officials, and people with AIDS, Cathy Cohen unflinchingly brings to light how the epidemic fractured, rather than united, the black community. She traces how the disease separated blacks along different fault lines and analyzes the ensuing struggles and debates. More broadly, Cohen analyzes how other cross-cutting issues--of class, gender, and sexuality--challenge accepted ideas of who belongs in the community. Such issues, she predicts, will increasingly occupy the political agendas of black organizations and institutions and can lead to either greater inclusiveness or further divisiveness. The Boundaries of Blackness, by examining the response of a changing community to an issue laced with stigma, has much to teach us about oppression, resistance, and marginalization. It also offers valuable insight into how the politics of the African-American community--and other marginal groups--will evolve in the twenty-first century.

Christianity Encountering World Religions: The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century

by Frances S. Adeney Terry C. Muck

The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book propose a new, yet very biblical, model for interacting with people of other faiths. They term this model giftive mission, as it is based on the metaphor of free gift. We bear the greatest gift possible--the gospel message. Adopting this perspective not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to more closely imitate God's gracious activity in the world. The core of the book explores eleven practices that characterize giftive mission. Each practice is illustrated through the story of a figure from mission history who embodied that practice. Further discussion shows how to incorporate these practices in specific mission settings.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence

by David A. Livermore

Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.

Skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

by Frank Wills

This step-by-step guide to the core skills and techniques of the cognitive behaviour approach is suitable for those with little or no prior experience in CBT. The author uses case examples from a variety of settings to illustrate the skills needed at each stage of the therapeutic process, and brings the therapeutic relationship to the foreground to show you how to build and maintain a successful working alliance with your clients. This second edition includes new content on: - the historical foundations of CBT - common presenting issues, such as depression and anxiety - third wave CBT - IAPT - insights from other approaches, relevant to trainees in other modalities with an interest in CBT.

The Best Interface Is No Interface: The Simple Path to Brilliant Technology

by Golden Krishna

Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. We've embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some "technological innovators" are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter. Are you sick? There's an app for that! Need to pray? There's an app for that! Dead? Well, there's an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic. There's a better way. In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces. In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you're working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you'll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.

The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety

by Timothy F. Sedgwick

This book, a re-issue of the 1999 edition, demonstrates that the way of life we call Christian is lived in relationships to others. Christian faith, understood as practical piety, calls for a life opened to the world at large, concerned for the "stranger" as well as for the neighbor. Sedgwick further emphasizes that the Christian life is grounded in the experience and worship of God. His work thus develops Christian ethics as "sacramental ethics," an ethic that has at its center a deepening encounter with God. Written in a style accessible to non-specialists, this book provides teachers, pastors, counselors, and general readers with an ideal introduction to Christian ethics. It renews the topic of Christian ethics by showing readers that faithful moral living is achieved through the daily practices of grace and godliness. The author first explores the foundations of Christian ethics as seen by both Catholics and Protestants, and then develops a constructive view of morality as a way of life. Taking into account the central themes of Christian ethics, he shows that effective piety is built on spiritual disciplines that deepen our experience of God: prayer, worship, self examination, simplicity, and acts of hospitality.

The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From 4500 B. C. To 2000 A. D.

by Chancellor Williams

The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering instead ""a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now."" It was part of the evolution of the black revolution that took place in the 1970s, as the focus shifted from politics to matters of the mind.

Starting Missional Churches: Life with God in the Neighborhood

by Mark Lau Branson Nicholas Warnes

All mission is local--the people of God joining the work of God in a particular place. In Starting Missional Churches Mark Lau Branson and Nicholas Warnes introduce us to seven missional churches while examining common challenges regarding their genesis. Using stories, interviews with pastors and a look at common preconceived notions of church planting in the West, this guide brings together resources of the missional church conversation with the creativity and energy of those who are experimenting with diverse planting activities and practices across the country. Curated by a pastor and a professor, this work highlights diverse modern examples of congregations focused on reaching their communities with a missional mindset. Learn from these stories how to build a vibrant, engaging church--one that generates redemptive witness in our neighborhoods and in our world.

Wars of Napoleon

by Albert Sidney Britt

This fascinating study takes the reader from the early years of Napoleon's career to his defeat at Waterloo. It is a penetrating look at the technology, tactics, logistics, strategy, and outstanding generalship that created an empire.

Roberto Clemente [Grade 6]

by Robert Brown Kenneth Rudeen

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition

by Donna D. Ignatavicius M. Linda Workman

Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, this edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice.

The Image of the City

by Kevin Lynch

What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion -- imageability -- and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During WWII

by Martin W. Sandler

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. The author presents an in-depth account of the Japanese Americans' lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release.

Mosdos Press Literature: Ruby

by Judith Factor

4th grade anthology

Literacy in Grades 4-8: Best Practices for a Comprehensive Program,Third Edition

by Nancy Lee Cecil Joan P. Gipe Marcy Merrill

Comprehensive yet succinct and readable, this book offers a wealth of practical ideas to help preservice and practicing teachers create a balanced and comprehensive literacy program while exploring the core topics and issues of literacy in grades 4 through 8. It addresses teaching to standards, including the Common Core State Standards; differentiating instruction for readers and writers; motivating students; using assessment to inform instruction; integrating technology into the classroom; working with English learners and struggling readers; and connecting with caregivers. Selected classroom strategies, procedures, and activities represent the most effective practices according to research and the many outstanding classroom teachers who were observed and interviewed for the book. Literacy in Grades 4 8 will give teachers the practical skills they need to motivate today s diverse learners.

Focus on Physical Sciences, Interactive Reader

by Mcdougal Littell

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Crosswalk Coach for the Common Core State Standards, English Language Arts, Grade 5

by Charles Valle

You've Come to the Right Place for Student Achievement! It's time to be proactive-get to know the newly adopted Common Core State Standards with New York Crosswalk Coach! As new, rigorous student-achievement expectations are introduced across your state, rest assured Crosswalk Coach has you covered. New York Crosswalk Coach clearly identifies how the standards are embedded in the new Common Core. This robust resource provides an easy approach to teaching the CCSS and is a great professional development tool for educators.

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

by Richard Rorty

When it first appeared in 1979, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell. In it, Richard Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. Rorty's book is a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned. Thirty years later, the book remains a must-read and stands as a classic of twentieth-century philosophy. Its influence on the academy, both within philosophy and across a wide array of disciplines, continues unabated. This edition includes new essays by philosopher Michael Williams and literary scholar David Bromwich, as well as Rorty's previously unpublished essay "The Philosopher as Expert. "

An Easy Guide to APA Style

by Regan A. R. Gurung Beth M. Schwartz R. Eric Landrum

Written by experienced psychology instructors Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum, and Regan A. R. Gurung, all active and respected members of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Teaching of Psychology, the updated Third Edition of An Easy Guide to APA Style provides a reader-friendly guide for mastering APA style and covers all sections of an APA-style paper. Clear, conversational, and humorous, the book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, term papers, and lab reports, and cite references following APA style and format. The authors focus on the most essential elements of APA style and format, offering useful advice, tips, and visual representations.

A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle

by Gregory A. Coco

The more dismal side of the Gettysburg campaign is covered: burials of Union and Confederate corpses, removal of the 3,000 horses killed, care of the wounded, descriptions of field hospitals, disposition of POWs, cleanup of the battle ground, collection of weapons, early relic hunters, battlefield guides, and a tour of the grim and bloody fields as described by a host of early visitors.

Becoming an Addictions Counselor: A Comprehensive Text

by Peter L. Myers Norman R. Salt

Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Third Edition provides evidence-based findings, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and a focus on critical thinking to show future counselors how to respond to clients' needs rather than impose "cookie-cutter" routines. With thorough discussions on ethics, treatment planning, and case management, this text prepares readers to become ethical, competent counselors.

Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings

by Benjamin Franklin J. A. Leo Lemay

The most complete two-volume collection ever published of Franklin's brilliant writings.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health

by Erika Peters

This guide walks readers through an easy, safe, and inexpensive way to fitness, discussing the importance of stretching, what clothing to wear, and where to walk safely, and offers walking programs that readers can co-ordinate their lives around, or fit into their busy schedule.

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