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Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History

by Raymond F. Person Jr Mignon R. Jacobs

This collection of essays examines the relationship of prophecy to the Deuteronomistic History (Deuteronomy 2 Kings), including the historical reality of prophecy that stands behind the text and the portrayal of prophecy within the literature itself. The contributors use a number of perspectives to explore the varieties of intermediation and the cultic setting of prophecy in the ancient Near East; the portrayal of prophecy in pentateuchal traditions, pre-Deuteronomistic sources, and other Near Eastern literature; the diverse perspectives reflected within the Deuteronomistic History; and the possible Persian period setting for the final form of the Deuteronomistic History. Together the collection represents the current state of an important, ongoing discussion. The contributors are Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana Edelman, Mignon R. Jacobs, Mark Leuchter, Martti Nissinen, Mark O Brien, Raymond F. Person Jr., Thomas C. Römer, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Rannfrid Thelle.

Judeochristianity: The Meaning and Discovery of Faith

by Parson'S Porch Books

Faith is the greatest resource one can have when facing adversity. Unfortunately, faith is often confused with belief in specific doctrines whose effect is to separate people. Parson's Porch Books is proud to introduce Charles "Carlos" Gourgey, who has written a beautiful and timely book that asks the questions, "What is faith?" and "How do we find it?" and in Judeochristianity he reminds us that understanding Jesus within the context of Hebrew prophecy can lead us to a more profound meaning of faith, a faith based on love rather than fear, which can become for us "a very present help in trouble." Topics include: love and awareness, the transcendence of grief, the problem of suffering, self-acceptance, and the hope of resurrection.

The Ancients and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity

by Stanley Rosen

In this insightful and controversial book, the eminent philosopher Stanley Rosen takes a new look at the famous 'quarrel' that the moderns have with the ancients, analyzing and comparing ancient philosophers and modern Continental and analytical thinkers from Plato, Descartes, and Kant to Fichte, Nietzsche, and Rorty. He urges that we do not dismiss the classical heritage but appropriate it, for this appropriation is an indispensable step in the process of legitimizing our historical experience.

African Roots: Towards an Afrocentric Christian Witness

by John H. Adams Rita Dixon Zachariah Anderson Ndugu T'Ofori-Atta Darius L. Swann L. Rita Dixon Michael I. Dash

This resource will expand our database about our African heritage, help us see the role and contributions of Africa in world culture, motivate us to re-examine some long held stereotypes about African peoples, and move us into the future with a strong pride and hope for the descendants of Africa and the human family. May we forever remember that when one part of the human' family has been dehumanized, the whole family is distorted. Our loving parent, God, is just and faithful, generously giving every branch of the human family good gifts to be used for the liberation and peace of all. In a real sense, this book is about--Identity, the loss of it, the search for it,, the denial of it, the recovery of it. It tells about efforts to appreciate and to affirm identity for a particular ethnic group of this world's peoples. This book is addressed especially to those who are predisposed to engage in this quest for identity and a proper affirmation of it. The curious may be sufficiently interested to contest or challenge those engaged in this search for roots. It is hoped that others who are' indifferent or apathetic may- be aroused by the efforts of the first two groups. So inescapably this is a book for you. This resource seeks to help Christians in general, and African American' Christians in particular, to become more aware of Africa in antiquity, her enormous contributions to other cultures and the depths of the African genius in religion and world culture. It is hoped that each lesson will motivate participants to read more, go deeper than what is offered in this resource. The bibliography is provided as a guide for doing this. In order for African American people to have a healthy and balanced self-love, it is necessary to identify the distortions, to learn a more accurate version of our history, to understand that the experiences in our journey with God are deep, and to teach others, especially our children, so that all of humanity may be transformed by the African presence and contribution to the world. This study resource may be used by individuals or groups. The following groups provide excellent settings: *Family groups *Sunday School Classes *Week-day or night church classes *Retreat settings *Adult Continuing Education Classes *Personal enrichment classes

A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living

by Corky Decker

It's often been said that a bad day of fishing beats the best day at work. But what happens when fishing is your work? In "A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living, " author and career fisherman Corky Decker recaps his lifelong fishing adventures. From his start as a young boy intrigued by the sea working for tips on party sport fishing boats out of Ogunquit, Maine, to captaining a multimillion-dollar factory trawler that fished Alaskan waters, his stories of successes and failures provide an insider's look at the lives of men and women who go to sea to fish. The story demonstrates why commercial fishing is not just a job, but a way of life. In this memoir, Decker tells of trawling and harpooning bluefin tuna on the East Coast until the lure of Alaska found him walking the docks of Kodiak in 1985; he recounts his experiences of the fisheries he worked in Alaska. "A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living" underscores the continual controversy between the fishing industry and fisheries management and the influence of foreigners in US waters.

A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation, First Edition

by Catherine Crier

Catherine Crier has been covering the Peterson case since Laci Peterson was first reported missing from her home on 24 December 2002. Crier, a former judge and one of television's most popular legal analysts, was among the first to question the behaviour of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson. And with her network of journalistic sources, Crier was soon able to penetrate the core of the police investigation that followed – gaining access to a huge and revealing body of police reports, wiretap transcripts of unreported conversations of Scott's, photographic evidence, and other exclusive materials. Drawing on these resources – and on extensive interviews with key witnesses and both of the lead investigators on the case – Crier has written this astonishingly detailed and intimate look at the most unforgettable murder case in America since that of O.J. Simpson.

The Everything Healthy College Cookbook

by Nicole Cormier

Forget fast food. Forget the dining hall. In this cookbook, you'll find 300 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes designed to help you eat well in and out of the dorm.Peanut butter banana breakfast wrapsToasted cheese and turkey sandwichesApricot riceAsian chicken saladFresh tomato with angel hair pastaMango citrus salsaTriple chocolate cupcakes Chock full of money-saving tips, cooking techniques, and culinary shortcuts, this all-in-one cookbook is all you need to eat well on a budget. With full nutritional breakdowns as well as a wide range of low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan offerings, this college-proof collection of mouthwatering recipes gives you the tasty nutritional boost you need, even when you're stressed out and sleep deprived. So put down that take-out menu and prepare to eat well--on the cheap!

Today I Made a Difference: A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America's Top Educators

by Joseph W Underwood

Everyone remembers that teacher who made a difference. The one who went the extra mile to truly affect lives, whose lessons carried as much importance outside the classroom as inside. This book is a celebration of those teachers who continue to make an impact. A collection of stories from some of the countryÆs top educators, this book is a celebration of teachersÆ work, and motivation for them to continue. Joseph Underwood has collected stories from each of the twenty-eight 2004 Disney TeacherTM of the Year honorees. And every story celebrates a different obstacle they overcame, the power and know-how needed to triumph, and the reward granted upon beating the odds. ItÆs the perfect gift for anyone in or considering the profession. This collection is sure to inspire, celebrate, and motivate those people who make the biggest difference in everyoneÆs life.

Sex Comes First: 15 Ways to Help Your Relationship - Without Leaving Your Bedroom

by Joel D Block

"He works too much." "She expects me to know what she's thinking." "We don't trust one another."There's a lot that gets in the way of a happy relationship-work, jealousy, and communication issues, just to name a few. However, one thing definitely brings a couple together: sex. Relationship experts Dr. Joel Block and Kimberly Dawn Neumann teach couples how to use sex to build and strengthen their relationship. This new approach shows couples how to use sexual intimacy to conquer obstacles outside the bedroom. The authors identify fifteen of the most common problems couples run into and offer their sexual solution to each one. Sex Comes First will leave everyone satisfied-in every way possible.

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

by Susan Veness

Sure, it's the Happiest Place on Earth, but how much do the 45 million-plus people who visit the Disney World theme parks annually really know about it? From where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion, learn all about the hidden magic that permeates these fabulous resorts in this tell-all handbook. Readers also get the insider's take on:The smell of home-baked cookies on Main Street in the Magic KingdomThe Fountain of World Friendship in Epcot that contains water from rivers and oceans around the globeWalt Disney's opening day speech tapped out in Morse Code in FrontierlandThe eco-friendly benches (recycled milk jugs) in the Animal KingdomTwo versions of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers, this book is the perfect in-park companion for Disney World fans.

The Secret (Animorphs #9)

by K. A. Applegate

It seems the Yeerks have figured out one important thing: Andalites cannot survive without a feeding ground, and now the kids have to stop a bogus logging camp.

Retail Hell

by Freeman Hall

• Perfect for the more than 24 million retail slaves—and the more than 138 million customers they serve • A retail tell-all, written by a twenty-year survivor who’s slaved—and raved—at Macy’s, Bullocks, I.Magnin, and Nordstrom • Does for retail what Waiter Rant did for the restaurant business From Act I: “I think you left these behind,” I said handing them to her. This happens all the time when women try to return bags they've used. Tampons, lipstick, coins, Tic Tacs, and condoms are the top treasures found. “Greasy” let out a sigh as if I were the problem. “I was just trying my things in it. I really don't see what the problem is here. It's none of your business what I keep in my handbag.” It is when my commission is at stake! I'm not your Designer Handbag Rental Service! My name is not! This is a place Freeman Hall, a twenty-year veteran “on the floor,” knows well. While delivering practical advice alongside brutally cynical stories, Freeman recounts his most shocking experiences in Retail Hell. From the time he was attacked by a customer’s four-year-old, who grabbed onto his leg like a poodle and wouldn’t let go, to the disgusting day he found the fitting room walls covered in s**t, Freeman has seen and heard (smelled and felt) it all! Horrifying and hilarious, this behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on at the Big Fancy Stores across America is rollicking, ready-to-wear wisdom for readers everywhere. Retail Hell: A little retail therapy from the other side of the handbag display!

One Can Make a Difference: How Simple Actions Can Change the World

by Ingrid E Newkirk

“People say, ‘Oh, it’s easy for you to make an impact. But I’m no one of importance. No one would listen to me.’ If I have learned anything, it is that they are wrong. Dead wrong. The world is just waiting to hear from them, just as it is waiting to hear from you.” —Ingrid NewkirkWhen Ingrid Newkirk almost single-handedly set into motion the largest animal-rights organization in the world, she knew that one person can make a difference. In this book, Ingrid has collected the wisdom, stories, and insight of dozens of activists and world-changers who have proven that one person can make a movement. This engaging and enlightening collection is a call to action for readers everywhere.Because one can make a difference.

Exceptional Customer Service: Exceed Customer Expectations to Build Loyalty & Boost Profits

by Lisa Ford

When the going's tough, companies that survive will be those that build the greatest loyalty-by exceeding expectations. Yet, too often, companies ignore their customers' needs and wants. Today, industries like airlines, retail businesses, and restaurants are feeling consumer pushback.With new, updated examples from more than fifty companies-from Chik-Fil-A restaurants to the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain to online retailer book shows managers how to go from so-so service to amazing service.In today's market, customer service is a key competitive advantage. This book shows you how to expand your customer base when the industry is shrinking, use new media to reach consumers, and make a lasting, great impression on customers.When businesses are fighting to survive, creating a great experience for customers isnit just important-it's essential.

A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship

by Laurie B Mintz

"Honey, I'm too tired" may sound like just another excuse-but for millions of American women, it's simply the truth. They may settle for no sex at all or the obligatory "I'd better do this for my marriage" sex-often to the detriment of their relationships. In this guide, Dr. Laurie B. Mintz shows women how to bring their libido back to life-and put the passion back into their lives.Mintz, a psychologist and sex expert, has been there, both personally and professionally. She shares her own story, as well as the stories of her many clients, as she puts forward her foolproof five-step plan designed to excite and energize even the weariest of stressed-out women. Complete with case studies and exercises, this sex-cure-in-a-book is all readers need to feel strong, sexy, and sensual again!

Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq

by Michael Anthony

From the Introduction:"Look around," the drill sergeant said. "In a few years, or even a few months, several of you will be dead. Some of you will be severely wounded or so badly mutilated that your own mother can't stand the sight of you. And for the real unlucky ones, you will come home so emotionally disfigured that you wish you had died over there." It was Week 7 of Basic Training . . . 18 years old and I was preparing myself to die. They say the Army makes a man out of you - but for 18-year-old SPC Michael Anthony, that fabled rite of passage proved a very dark journey. After soliciting his parents’ approval to enlist at only 17, Anthony began his journey with an unshakeable faith in the military born of his family's long tradition of service. But when thrust into a medical unit of misfits as lost as he was, SPC Anthony not only witnessed the unspeakable horror of war—but the undeniable misconduct of the military—firsthand. Everything he ever believed in dissolved, forcing Anthony to rethink his loyalties, and ultimately risk his career—and his freedom—to challenge the military he had so firmly believed in. This searing memoir chronicles the iconic experiences that changed one young soldier forever. A seasoned veteran before the age of twenty-one, he faced the truth about the war - and himself - in this shocking and unprecedented eyewitness account.

The Slackers Guide to U.S. History: The Bare Minimum on Discovering America, the Boston Tea Party, the California Gold Rush, and Lots of Other Stuff Dead White Guys Did

by Don Stewart

What does Miley Cyrus have in common with Sacagawea? How could Steve Jobs have helped Eisenhower? What does the moon landing have to do with the Hilton sisters?In less time than it takes to recite the preamble to the Constitution, most Americans can spout off all their U.S. history knowledge. (Hint: it starts with “In 1492” and ends with “sailed the ocean blue.”) That’s because most history books are as interesting as the phone book—and have the same number of pages. The average Joe (the guy who TiVo’d John Adams on HBO but won’t make Colonial Williamsburg his next vacation spot) needs a witty and edgy history book—and he has it, with with this guide. Hysterical authors—and self-described slackers—Don Stewart and John Pfeifer give readers the bare minimum on important events such as:The Civil War (the war that pitted brother vs. brother—about the bruthas)The expedition of Lewis and Clark (the ultimate road trip)The Boston Tea Party (not much of a party unless that tea was from Long Island)The assassination of JFK (one vacation that ended particularly badly) Combining current pop culture references and accessible historical information, this satirical book catches readers up on what they slept through in History 101.

Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex's Hollywood wife make you miserable

by Mary Jo Eustace

Hock the platinum. Take down the vacation photos. Cancel the joint checking account.There's no question . . . Divorce Sucks. And perhaps no one knows that better than author Mary Jo Eustace, whose ex-husband Dean McDermott married Tori Spelling a mere thirty days after their divorce was finalized. One part tell-all and one part guide to get readers on their feet after a bitter breakup, this hilarious addition to the bestselling Sucks series tells everything readers don’t want to know about divorce - from what a phone call with a lawyer will cost; to how to handle your newer, younger replacement; to what Hollywood divorcees are actually thinking when they watch their ex walk the red carpet with a millionairess. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes gratifying, and never merciful, this book will give readers an inside look at one of today’s most public divorces while reminding them - hey, it could always be worse.

Love Your Body, Love Your Life: 5 Steps to End Negative Body Obsession and Start Living Happily and Confidently

by Sarah Maria

Eating disorders. Steroids. Plastic Surgery.We'll do anything to look better-and yet we still feel bad about how we look. Self-loathing has reached epidemic proportions. But there is a way to end self-destructive thoughts and behavior. In this book, noted body-image expert Sarah Maria presents her proven five-step plan anyone can use to overcome negative body obsession (NBO). She helps you:Commit to changeIdentify and detach from negative thoughtsDiscover who you really areBefriend your bodyFind your purposeLove your body, love your life Complete with exercises, case studies, and testimonials, you can learn how to stop obsessing over food and your body and achieve permanent peace with both. You'll banish NBO forever, and feel healthy, radiant, beautiful, and desirable-every day!

A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Gamache #12)

by Louise Penny

#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.<P><P> When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.<P> Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.<P> And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.<P> Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.<P> The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets.<P> For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

Improvising Theory: Process And Temporality In Ethnographic Fieldwork

by Allaine Cerwonka Liisa H. Malkki

Scholars have long recognized that ethnographic method is bound up with the construction of theory in ways that are difficult to teach. The reason, Allaine Cerwonka and Liisa H. Malkki argue, is that ethnographic theorization is essentially improvisatory in nature, conducted in real time and in necessarily unpredictable social situations. In a unique account of, and critical reflection on, the process of theoretical improvisation in ethnographic research, they demonstrate how both objects of analysis, and our ways of knowing and explaining them, are created and discovered in the give and take of real life, in all its unpredictability and immediacy. Improvising Theory centers on the year-long correspondence between Cerwonka, then a graduate student in political science conducting research in Australia, and her anthropologist mentor, Malkki. Through regular e-mail exchanges, Malkki attempted to teach Cerwonka, then new to the discipline, the basic tools and subtle intuition needed for anthropological fieldwork. The result is a strikingly original dissection of the processual ethics and politics of method in ethnography.

Hurricanes: Weathering The Storm

by Stephen Marchesi Benjamin Hojem

Hurricanes are in the news more than ever before. But how many kids really know the amazing science behind these spectacular and often deadly natural occurrences? Our newest All Aboard Science Reader offers tons of interesting information about the cause and effects of hurricanes alongside full-color photographs.

Hermeneutics As Politics (Second Edition)

by Robert B. Pippin Stanley Rosen

A critique of postmodern thought, reissued in a special 15th anniversary edition. In a new foreword, Robert Pippin argues that the book has rightfully achieved the status of a classic. Rosen illuminates the underpinnings of postmodernist thought, providing valuable insight as he pursues two arguments: first, that postmodernism, which regards itself as an attack upon the Enlightenment, is in fact merely a continuation of Enlightenment thought; and second, that the extraordinary contemporary emphasis upon hermeneutics is the latest consequence of the triumph of history over mathematics and science.

The Bipolar Relationship: How to understand, help, and love your partner

by Jon P Bloch

Bipolar is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. When one person in a couple is experiencing the extreme highs and lows of a disorder like this one, it's impossible for their partner not to feel the strain too.Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Bloch, Dr. Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld explain what's normal, what's not, what might change, and what definitely won't. They provide information and advice on typical troubling relationship topics, such as:CommunicationTrust and loyaltyFamily planningFinancesSexMaintaining a sense of self By understanding the reality of bipolar and what it means for a relationship, couples will relate to each other better today and plan for a successful future together tomorrow.

Now is the Time to Do What You Love: How to Make the Career Move that Will Change Your Life

by Nancy Whitney-Reiter

Millions of people hate their jobs. Nancy Whitney Reiter used to be one of them. After finding herself in the lobby of the World Trade Center on 9/11—and getting out safely—she quit. She spent a year traveling the world, figuring out who she really was and what she really wanted to do.In this book, Reiter distills all she learned rebuilding her life in a practical, proactive approach you can use to make the same changes in your own life. After transforming the lives of hundreds of unhappy clients (and her own), she has truly perfected the art of personalizing her three-part system to meet the needs of every individual. You don’t have to travel the world or have a lot of resources; with Reiter’s unique comprehensive system—which recognizes you as an individual with unique circumstances—you can customize your career path to accommodate virtually any dream, regardless of budget.Complete with checklists, quizzes, worksheets, and contributors’ success stories, you will find the advice and answers you need to embark on a new career tailored to your personal and professional goals. Whether a recent graduate, antsy thirty-something, or unfulfilled Baby Boomer, you have the guidebook necessary to make one of the biggest—and best!—decisions of your life.

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