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You're sitting in a darkened theater, waiting for the movie to begin when American culture explodes all around in I-Max, Sensurround, Technicolor-this is the experience of reading Lance Olsen's brilliant 10:01, a novel in frames that unreels the random thoughts of a random movie audience: a screening of our own moment that Olsen lights with the white heat of a a projector beam.
With notable nonbelievers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens featured prominently in the media, it is no surprise that many Christians wonder how best to answer the growing number of atheist arguments they encounter every day. 10 Answers for Atheists is a one-of-a-kind resource from respected Christian apologist Alex McFarland that looks closely at the philosophical assumptions at the root of atheism and agnosticism and exposes the logical, historical and conceptual fallacies that perpetuate unbelief. Readers will find easy to understand charts and clear explanations of key beliefs, as well as trustworthy, biblical answers to the honest questions posed by atheists and agnostics. Every reader, no matter where he or she falls on the spectrum of belief, will hear a call to thoughtful engagement with the historic Christian faith.
Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior--including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity--becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child,family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child's behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it's so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step-by-step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
Ten little monkeys are swinging on a bar. Two by two, these creatures drop away, while all the rest continue to play.
#WorstDatesEverAfter a nasty breakup, Tally Gladstone has no interest in anything serious. But she's dipped her wary toe back into dating with a few blind dates-all bad...or worse. The only good thing to come out of it is a sizable following on social media. Her latest date is doomed from the get-go-he isn't even straight. But at least he knows someone who meets her every very exacting wish#EpicHotLover?American-in-London Brent O'Neill is everything she wants-on paper. He's hot, sexy and emotionally off-limits. Tally can play all she likes without getting burned. He's so good in bed he's addictive. But her millions of social media followers want disaster, not boring-ever-after. They might get their way yet-how is she going to walk away before her heart is in tatters?
The maid of honor's to-do list for handling the best man:#1 Charm him.#2 Find out everything about him from friends and family.#3 Size definitely matters: especially when it comes to the ego. Tread carefully if he has a big one....Sabrina Millard has a plan and a list for everything, including her role as maid of honor at her BFF's wedding. The best man is a whole different matter. She knows Connor McCoy is trouble-she once had a disastrous encounter with him years ago. Now that he's supersexy and supersuccessful, it's even worse. Especially as he's just proved who's in charge by shattering her legendary control...under the table at the rehearsal dinner!Connor's having fun seducing prim Sabrina. Which is so wrong-she's the ultimate good girl, while his past is...complicated. Only Sabrina has him breaking all his own rules....
100,000+ Baby Names is the most complete, most fascinating, and most helpful name book you can find by Bruce Lansky, the #1 author of baby name books in North America. It is the best book in the category with over 300 lists of possible name choices, the top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends, as well as a list of 12 important factors to consider when selecting a name. This book has it all and will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!In this revised edition you'll find over 100,000 up-to-date names that reflect the latest naming trends--complete with origins, meanings, and variations. This includes ethnic names from over a hundred countries: nearly 19,000 English names, 12,000 Latin names, 10,000 Hebrew names, 11,000 Greek names, 9,000 African-American names, 9,000 Hispanic names, 8,000 French names, 8,000 Irish names, 7,000 German names, 4,000 Arabic names, and thousands of Scandinavian, Italian, Polish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tai, Cambodian, African, Native American, Australian/Aboriginal, and Hawaiian names--plus many more names from many more origins. You'll also find: --Over 300 lists of fascinating names to consider --Gender-neutral names shared by girls and boys --Unique spellings of popular names --The most-up-to-date lists of top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends --The most complete list of celebrity baby names --Ideas for picking names for siblings --A list of 12 factors to consider when choosing names This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!
Cut two eyeholes out of a bed sheet, and BOO! You've scared yourself up a classic Halloween icon. But what does that ghost look like when he's shy? Or in love? Or a pirate, a llama, a bond villain, or Russian nesting doll? 100 Ghosts explores every sort of spook in a series of whimsically haunting illustrations. It's a delightful collection for adults, children, and anyone in need of a friendly fright.
TV's Paul Hollywood conveys his love of bread-making in this collection of fantastic recipes. He reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple food and shows you that baking bread is far easier than you could possibly have imagined. 100 Great Breads features a wide range of recipes, from a basic brown and white loaf to savoury and sweet, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient breads.
Today's typical salesperson is overwhelmed, with too much to do and not enough time to do it. Salespeople need help, and Dave Kahle provides it. Dave Kahle contends that smart time management is not about cramming more activity into each hour, but is instead about achieving greater results in that hour. The content has been honed in hundreds of seminars and refined by the feedback and experiences of thousands of salespeople. The first edition of this book was translated into seven languages and made available in twenty countries. Since then, the problem for salespeople has become even more acute, with smart phones and tablets creating a culture of instant communication. 11 Secrets of Time Management for Salespeople provides powerful, practical insights and ideas that really work, including hundreds of specific, practical, and effective time-management tips from dozens of salespeople who are on the front lines every day.
In this captivating novel, wife and mother of three Bernadette McBride makes a wish she never expects to have granted--to be young again. When she awakens--transformed into a twelve-year-old--on what should be the morning of her fortieth birthday, she is at first jubilant, and then quickly realizes how complex life has suddenly become. She enrolls in her son's seventh-grade computer class in hopes of enlisting his help, but it's not that easy.... <P><P> Patrick, Bernadette's oldest son, has no idea what happened to his mother, but he refuses to give up hope. Unless he can get her back, he faces a life of waiting on his brothers. Can Patrick do the impossible? Can he rescue his mother... and return his family's life to normal?
15 seconds can tear your life apart . . .Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive. Stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation, the situation escalates and he is pulled from his vehicle, handcuffed and told he is under arrest. Several other police cars arrive and the questioning turns scary, but just as Henry is released and about to move on, a blue sedan pulls up and the officer is suddenly killed. As the car speeds away, there is only one suspect left behind-Henry. In that moment, his idyllic life becomes a free fall into hell as he becomes the target of a police manhunt, as well as being pursued by a cunning, unnamed perpetrator bent on some kind of vengeance.When Henry turns to a close friend for help, and he, too, ends up dead, Henry realizes he's being elaborately framed. But in a chilling twist, the stakes grow even darker, and he is unable to go to the police to clear his name, without bringing on dire and deadly consequences. With breakneck pacing and nonstop action, 15 Seconds shows what can happen when even the best life is turned upside down in an instant. It is also the story of an innocent man, framed for murder, who has to save the person he loves the most, all while being drawn closer and closer to an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a man determined to destroy his life.
Millions of Americans have some type of disability, some are easy to the eye others are invisible. This book is a collection of stories from 16 Americans with disabilities that have made a difference in the history of the United States.
Four extraordinary men sought the presidency in 1912. Theodore Roosevelt was the charismatic and still wildly popular former president who sought to redirect the Republican Party toward a more nationalistic, less materialistic brand of conservatism and the cause of social justice. His handpicked successor and close friend, William Howard Taft, was a reluctant politician whose sole ambition was to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Amiable and easygoing, Taft was the very opposite of the restless Roosevelt. After Taft failed to carry forward his predecessor's reformist policies, an embittered Roosevelt decided to challenge Taft for the party's nomination. Thwarted by a convention controlled by Taft, Roosevelt abandoned the GOP and ran in the general election as the candidate of a third party of his own creation, the Bull Moose Progressives.Woodrow Wilson, the former president of Princeton University, astonished everyone by seizing the Democratic nomination from the party bosses who had made him New Jersey's governor. A noted political theorist, he was a relative newcomer to the practice of governing, torn between his fear of radical reform and his belief in limited government. The fourth candidate, labor leader Eugene V. Debs, had run for president on the Socialist ticket twice before. A fervent warrior in the cause of economic justice for the laboring class, he was a force to be reckoned with in the great debate over how to mitigate the excesses of industrial capitalism that was at the heart of the 1912 election.Chace recounts all the excitement and pathos of a singular moment in American history: the crucial primaries, the Republicans' bitter nominating convention that forever split the party, Wilson's stunning victory on the forty-sixth ballot at the Democratic convention, Roosevelt's spectacular coast-to-coast whistle-stop electioneering, Taft's stubborn refusal to fight back against his former mentor, Debs's electrifying campaign appearances, and Wilson's "accidental election" by less than a majority of the popular vote.Had Roosevelt received the Republican nomination, he almost surely would have been elected president once again and the Republicans would likely have become a party of reform. Instead, the GOP passed into the hands of a conservative ascendancy that reached its fullness with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, and the party remains to this day riven by the struggle between reform and reaction, isolationism and internationalism. The 1912 presidential contest was the first since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton in which the great question of America's exceptional destiny was debated. 1912 changed America.
The income that supports the activities of the Academy comes from two major sources: program revenue received from sponsors to pay for the myriad studies and other activities undertaken each year by the National Research Council (NRC), and a much smaller sum that we obtain from our own endowment under the endowment spending policies adopted by the Council. Regarding the first of these, the 2012 results are not as strong as the 2011 results. Our total program revenue for 2012 ($298 million) experienced a decline of approximately 8% below 2011 revenue. This decline was anticipated based on the ongoing federal budget constraints and we anticipate for 2013 a continuation of this moderate downward trend.<P><P> To partially compensate for the downward trend in the NRC program level, the federal government announced toward the end of 2012, two settlements concerning the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, one with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and one with Transocean Deepwater, Inc. As part of these legal settlements, the NAS has been asked to establish a new $500 million, 30-year program on human health and environmental protection in the Gulf of Mexico. The NAS program will be for studies conducted based on scientific merit and integrity with emphasis on freedom of inquiry and independent, nonpartisan advice and recommendations. Among its activities, the program will fund projects in the public interest and not otherwise supported by private industry or government agencies. Building on existing Academy work and remaining mindful of the tragic loss of life and other human and environmental consequences of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the NAS is starting a careful plan to guide the work of this long term program.<P> With respect to the second source of revenue, it has for many years been the formal policy of the Council to limit annual endowment spending to 5% of the average value of endowment for the twelve quarters ending in June of the previous year. When the endowment declined significantly in 2008, the Council made the prudent decision to hold spending to only 4% and to avoid spending whenever possible from endowments with value below the original gift amount, starting in 2009. This 4% draw produced $14.3 million of funding in 2009. These practices will continue for endowment spending in 2013. The return on the endowment in 2012 was positive at approximately 10.2% and roughly in line with the major stock indices.
Tristan and Genia fight to stop Tristan's evil clone, Devon, from destroying Earth and the colonized moon, and try to thwart Quietus' takeover of Mars.
The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the things they see along the way. The 210th Day combines Eastern and Western genres-The western autobiography and the traditional Japanese literary diary-into a work with a unified theme and atmosphere.
The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul. Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you. Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included.
Discover Just How Good Your Writing Can Be If you write, you know what it's like. Insight and creativity - the desire to push the boundaries of your writing - strike when you least expect it. And you're often in no position to act: in the shower, driving the kids to school...in the middle of the night. The 3 A.M. Epiphany offers more than 200 intriguing writing exercises designed to help you think, write, and revise like never before - without having to wait for creative inspiration. Brian Kiteley, noted author and director of the University of Denver's creative writing program, has crafted and refined these exercises through 15 years of teaching experience. You'll learn how to: Transform staid and stale writing patterns into exciting experiments in fiction Shed the anxieties that keep you from reaching your full potential as a writer Craft unique ideas by combining personal experience with unrestricted imagination Examine and overcome all of your fiction writing concerns, from getting started to writer's block Open the book, select an exercise, and give it a try. It's just what you need to craft refreshing new fiction, discover bold new insights, and explore what it means to be a writer. It's never too early to start--not even 3 A.M.
For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy? Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after--until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness--or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You'll know when the time is right, he'd said. Now it's two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now... From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards...and asks him to help her fulfill them. It's a favor he's more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life--and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she's opening herself up not just to sex...but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what's really in the cards? Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony--and the ecstasy--of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way...
This classic collection of jokes, puns, and riddles features the outrageous and the inane, the silly and the side-splitting, and will have you, your family, and friends laughing, moaning, guffawing, and rolling in uncontrollable bursts of laughter. It's for everyone who, from time to time, needs a little laughter in their lives. And who doesn't? Between these covers are a staggering 3650 entries -- at a joke a day that's 10 full years of comedy! With chapters on everything from Modern Romance, the Working World and Aging to Pop Culture, Money, and much more, 3650 Jokes, Puns and Riddles contains the most ridiculous quip for every conceivable occasion. There are gibes, barbs, and insults, knock-knock jokes, and one-liners, doctor jokes and lawyer jokes, animal jokes and family jokes, and throughout a seemingly endless supply of bad puns. 3650 Jokes, Puns and Riddles will have you chuckling, chortling, giggling, grinning, and groaning in spite of yourself.
Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen present another joyful collection of stories for your reading pleasure. Within the pages of A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith. Stories may be the most powerful teaching tool available to us, especially when the lessons being taught are love, necessary losses, respect and values. In this volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the authors share more collected wisdom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.
Five years have passed since David Rain, now a cult author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. Life in Wayward Crescent has settled to relative normality. But as the weather grows wild and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn north, where bears and the souls of the Inuit dead are combining to produce a spectacular solution... A solution with its focus on David's child, Alexa - if the agents of evil don't reach her first.
The 45-Day GRE Vocab book is a unique book to prepare for GRE vocabulary. It takes away the boredom of memorizing hundreds of words by making learning new words interesting and engaging. The book contains 45 fun-to-do exercises that help you master the essential words required for acing the GRE Verbal section.
Dateline Chicago, 1946: Policy, the illegal lottery, makes millions of dollars for racketeers in Chicago's black community. But the numbers don't add up when kingpin Ed Jones is kidnapped. Who grabbed him? The mob? Another policy wheel operator? And why? Gus Carson, World War II veteran, a survivor of the sinking of his ship in the Pacific. A Chicago cop, he's suspended for a late night shooting at a brothel. Enter wealthy politico Arvis Hypoole. He hires Gus to find Jones. The caveat: He's got one week to do it. The challenge: Everyone's looking for Jones and most don't want to find him alive. Author Steve Monroe offers another slice of underworld life told through fact-based fiction. And his protagonist, Carson, is the conduit to the intrigue. Haunted and violent, he staves off pressure with a wisecrack or a hard cross to the jaw. He navigates through a world of gambling, nightlife, shady politics and murder, all the while seeking much more than the kidnapping victim. He's seeking redemption. And there is only one time and one city in which he can find it: '46, Chicago.
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