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Growing in Prayer

by Luci Swindoll Janet Kobobel Grant

The Women of Faith Bible Study Series helps you turn the laughter and lessons of Women of Faith conferences into a journey of growth shared by special friends. Whether or not you've attended a conference, you will appreciate the bonds that form as you join with other women linked together in friendship, prayer, joy, and faith. Each study will also lead you to a deeper love of the Bible and a greater appreciation of the power of God's Word. Each session included six sections: - A Moment for Quiet Reflection - Knowing God's Heart - Friendship Boosters - Just for Fun - Praying Together - Making It Real in Your Own Life. The leaders' guide that's included makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies that will nurture your knowledge of Scripture and your sense of God's presence in your life.

Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community

by Laurie Pederson Judson Poling John Ortberg

Community is God’s idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals. Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You’ll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another. You’ll learn what it means to live out these and other simple but vital truths for being all you are, giving all you’ve got, and receiving all you need as a member of God’s dynamic community, the church. Leader’s guide included! Groups group sessions are: This Is a Friendship Love Pays Attention Knowing and Being Known When Community Breaks Down Forgiveness Building a Passionately Inclusive Church Being "For" One Another

Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life

by Laurie Pederson Judson Poling John Ortberg

Many Christians have an easier time being saved by grace than they do living in grace every day. But grace is at the center of the life God calls us to--and reflects the heart of the One who calls. These studies in Grace will help you make the connection between grace as a remote biblical concept and grace as a lifestyle--a reality you experience day in, day out. Through an unfolding study of Psalm 23, you’ll learn how God--our Good Shepherd--is for you, how he longs to walk with you through temptation, sorrow, and even deep regret. You’ll discover God’s desire to make his joy your joy. Throughout, you’ll learn how enduring, powerful, and life-affirming God’s work in your life can be—and rediscover why it’s called amazing grace. Leader’s guide included! Grace group sessions are: Living in Grace Grace for Regrets Sustaining Grace Delighting in Grace A Legacy of Grace Grace Forever Grace to Share

Future Shock: Jesus and the End of the World

by Mark Ashton

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you’re serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn’t about joining anyone’s religious club—it’s about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there’s plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible’s stories about Jesus, then one thing he’d welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. What do you think the future holds? Right now it looks pretty scary. And Bible prophecy hardly brightens the picture—not with its mind-boggling images of singing saints, ten-horned monsters, mystical numbers, and a lake of fire. What does it all mean? Fortunately, it does mean something. A great deal. And while the Bible paints a grim future for a world bent on worshiping its own ways, it offers great hope for those whose hearts are set on God. Future Shock includes these sessions: Will Jesus Return This Year? · The Scroll Opener · After the Gavel Falls . . . · Ultimate Evil: The Antichrist, the Beast, and 666 · Happily Ever After? · Flight Training For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Finding Joy

by Traci Mullins Luci Swindoll

The Women of Faith Bible Study Series helps you turn the laughter and lessons of Women of Faith conferences into a journey of growth shared by special friends. Whether of not you've attended a conference, you will appreciate the bonds that form as you join with other women linked together in friendship, prayer, joy, and faith. Each study will also lead you to a deeper love of the Bible and a greater appreciation of the power of God's Word. Each session include six sections - A Moment for Quiet Reflection - Knowing God's Heart - Friendship Boosters - Just for Fun - Praying Together - Making It Real in Your Own Life. The leaders guide that's included makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies that will nurture your knowledge of Scripture and your sense of God's presence in your life.

Faithfulness: The Foundation of True Friendship

by Jacalyn Eyre

We all need faithful friends--people who accept us as we are, who seek our best interests, and who stick with us in a crisis. Yet being a faithful friend is more important than finding one. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study looks at six essential qualities we need to become faithful friends. These qualities help us lay a foundation for lasting relationships. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Designed for use in small groups or personal devotions, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus. Revised to include: Expanded leader’s notes Between-studies applications Suggestions for prayer

Experiencing God's Presence

by Luci Swindoll Janet Kobobel Grant

The Women of Faith Bible Study Series helps you turn the laughter and lessons of Women of Faith conferences into a journey of growth shared by special friends. Whether or not you've attended a conference, you will appreciate the bonds that form as you join with other women linked together in friendship, prayer, joy, and faith. Each study will also lead you to a deeper love of the Bible and a greater appreciation of the power of God's Word. Each session includes six sections: A Moment for Quiet Reflection . . . Just for Fun - Knowing God's Heart . . . Praying Together - Friendship Boosters . . . Making It Real in Your Own Life - The leader's guide that's included makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies that will nurture your knowledge of Scripture and your sense of God's presence in your life. Six Sessions Include -- Celebrate Him! - Solitary Refinement - Giving Your All - Grappling with God - Hidden Places of the Heart -Astonishing Grace

Exodus: Journey Toward God

by Kevin Harney John Ortberg

Consult the compass for the journey of your life. Life as a Christian is a journey -- a journey toward God. But how do you set your compass? How do you make sure that God is guiding your steps and that you are not being blown willy-nilly by life's shifting winds of circumstance? Turn to the book of Exodus and discover guidance and joy for your pilgrimage. You will grow to know God in a deeper, more personal way. You will learn to trust him more than ever before. You will discover who your fellow travelers are. And you will learn how to chart your course by the compass of God's will as you take the trip of your life.

Male Infertility: Understanding, Causes and Treatment

by Kiran Singh Rajender Singh

This book covers the latest research on male infertility. The topics discussed range from understanding the genetic basis of infertility, to its causes and treatment. Since infertility is also of great interest to the general public, the book also includes a detailed description of what infertility is and how one can understand the different types. Given the complex etiology of infertility, the book includes a number of chapters defining the known and probable causes of male infertility. Providing detailed information suitable for patients and clinicians alike, it also features a separate section on treatment, the ultimate goal.

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

by David Ritz Jessi Colter

Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found. The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car driver, Jessi Colter played piano and sang in church before leaving Arizona to tour with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter became a successful recording artist, appearing on American Bandstand and befriending stars such as the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, while her songs were recorded by Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn’t last, however, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. Together, they made their home in Nashville which, in the 1970s, was ground zero for roots music, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi was at the center of it all, the only woman on the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that launched the Outlaw Country genre and was the first country album to go platinum. She also tasted personal commercial success with the #1-single “I’m Not Lisa.” But offstage, life was a challenge, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a young woman, Jessi returned to her faith and found in it a source of strength in the turmoil of living with Waylon. In the 1980s, Waylon helped launch the super group The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, and the hits kept rolling, as did Waylon’s reckless living. Amid it all, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband until finally, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon found Jesus, just months before he died. An Outlaw and a Lady is a powerful story of American music, of love in the midst of heartache, and of faith that sustains.

Voedingsleer

by Ellen Klaasse-Derks

Dit leerboek presenteert de feiten over de relatie tussen voeding, gezondheid en ziekte. Het boek geeft studenten in zorg, welzijn en sport antwoord op vragen als: welke voedingsstoffen heb je dagelijks nodig? Heeft het zin om voedingssupplementen te slikken? Kan een gezond voedingspatroon ziektes voorkomen of genezen? Wat is de voedingsbehoefte van ouderen? En heeft een sporter extra voeding nodig?  Voedingsleer voor opleidingen in zorg, welzijn en sport is gebaseerd op de vernieuwde Schijf van Vijf en de Richtlijnen Goede Voeding 2015 van de Gezondheidsraad en bestaat uit drie delen. Het eerste deel gaat over gezonde voeding. Daarin komen onder meer voedingsstoffen en hoeveel je ervan nodig hebt aan bod. Ook vind je in dit deel informatie over vegetarische en biologische voeding en het realiseren van gedragsverandering. Het tweede deel behandelt voedingsadviezen bij veelvoorkomende problemen en aandoeningen, zoals over- en ondergewicht, diabetes mellitus, hart- en vaatziekten, spijsverteringsproblemen en kanker. Daarnaast is er een hoofdstuk over pre- en postoperatieve voeding. Deel drie gaat in op de voeding voor specifieke groepen, zoals zwangere vrouwen, zuigelingen, kinderen, ouderen en mensen met een religieuze overtuiging.   Ellen Klaasse-Derks is docent Voedingsleer, Huishoudkunde en Gezondheidskunde op het mbo. Ook is ze freelance journalist en tekstschrijver.

Inleiding medische kennis

by E.A.F. Wentink

Dit boek legt de basis voor alles wat een doktersassistent moet weten en kunnen. Het geeft een breed beeld van de dagelijkse beroepspraktijk. Aan de hand van voorbeelden uit de praktijk wordt inzicht gegeven in het functioneren van een huisartspraktijk en in de rol en taken van de assistent. Aan bod komen met name het medisch denken en handelen, lichamelijk en aanvullend onderzoek, medische terminologie, leefgewoonten en verslaving, psychologie (psyche en lichaam), kindergeneeskunde, veroudering en geriatrie, infecties, allergie, auto-immuunziekten, kanker, geneesmiddelenkennis, paramedische beroepen, alternatieve geneeswijzen en gezondheid en ziekte in andere culturen.   Deze tweede druk is actueel gemaakt en op tal van punten herschreven.   Door de vele praktijkvoorbeelden en het brede scala aan onderwerpen is Inleiding medische kennis voor doktersassistenten zeer geschikt als introductie in het vak. Het kan worden gebruikt als studieboek of als naslagwerk, ook bij opleidingen die competentiegericht werken. De uitwerking is gedegen. Door het uitvoerige register is het boek ook bruikbaar in de dagelijkse praktijk. Ernst Wentink heeft jaren ervaring in de medische beroepspraktijk en het medisch beroepsonderwijs.

Novel Bismuth-Oxyhalide-Based Materials and their Applications

by Mohamed A. Dastageer Chang Xiaofeng Mohammed A. Gondal

This book provides a comprehensive overview of a series of bismuth oxyhalide compounds of BiOX (X=F, Cl, Br, I), in terms of their microstructure, electronic/band structure, preparation techniques, optical properties and their applications. The book brings together, for the first time, a compilation of advances in this area, including results achieved at the authors' lab (such as ultra-microscopy characterization by means of aberration-corrected STEM), offering a valuable guide for researchers and students alike.

Polymer-Engineered Nanostructures for Advanced Energy Applications

by Aiqing Zhang Yingkui Yang Zhiqun Lin

This book provides a comprehensive overview of engineering nanostructures mediated by functional polymers in combination with optimal synthesis and processing techniques. The focus is on polymer-engineered nanostructures for advanced energy applications. It discusses a variety of polymers that function as precursors, templates, nano-reactors, surfactants, stabilizers, modifiers, dopants, and spacers for directing self-assembly, assisting organization, and templating growth of numerous diverse nanostructures. It also presents a wide range of polymer processing techniques that enable the efficient design and optimal fabrication of nanostructured polymers, inorganics, and organic-inorganic nanocomposites using in-situ hybridization and/or ex-situ recombination methodologies. Combining state-of-the-art knowledge from polymer-guided fabrication of advanced nanostructures and their unique properties, it especially highlights the new, cutting-edge breakthroughs, future horizons, and insights into such nanostructured materials in applications such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, batteries, supercapacitors, photocatalysis, and hydrogen generation and storage. It offers an instructive and approachable guide to polymer-engineered nanostructures for further development of advanced energy materials to meet ever-increasing global energy demands. Interdisciplinary and broad perspectives from internationally respected contributors ensure this book serves as a valuable reference source for scientists, students, and engineers working in polymer science, renewable energy materials, materials engineering, chemistry, physics, surface/interface science, and nanotechnology. It is also suitable as a textbook for universities, institutes, and industrial institutions.

Atlas of Imaging in Infertility

by Harley De Nicola Ana Luisa Alencar De Nicola Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza

The present Atlas intends to gather the most frequent findings of alterations that causes infertility, both in male and in female, and how they should be analyzed and described, to serve as a guide for physicians who will ask and will perform these imaging tests. There are a group of professionals that may be interested on further knowledge on infertility, since this is a highly prevalent condition: about 10% of married couples are infertile and males and females are equally affected. These professionals include endocrinologists, gynecologists and urologists. Moreover, these professionals shall make good use of additional tests, in order to properly treat their patients whenever they suspect of or face a case of infertility. Among these tests, the diagnostic imaging exams are essential. Thus, the Atlas of Imaging in Infertility intends to provide such knowledge, allowing physicians of different specialties to a manage of cases of infertility, both in males and in females.

Deterministic Global Optimization

by Dmitri E. Kvasov Yaroslav D. Sergeyev

This book begins with a concentrated introduction into deterministic global optimization and moves forward to present new original results from the authors who are well known experts in the field. Multiextremal continuous problems that have an unknown structure with Lipschitz objective functions and functions having the first Lipschitz derivatives defined over hyperintervals are examined. A class of algorithms using several Lipschitz constants is introduced which has its origins in the DIRECT (DIviding RECTangles) method. This new class is based on an efficient strategy that is applied for the search domain partitioning. In addition a survey on derivative free methods and methods using the first derivatives is given for both one-dimensional and multi-dimensional cases. Non-smooth and smooth minorants and acceleration techniques that can speed up several classes of global optimization methods with examples of applications and problems arising in numerical testing of global optimization algorithms are discussed. Theoretical considerations are illustrated through engineering applications. Extensive numerical testing of algorithms described in this book stretches the likelihood of establishing a link between mathematicians and practitioners. The authors conclude by describing applications and a generator of random classes of test functions with known local and global minima that is used in more than 40 countries of the world. This title serves as a starting point for students, researchers, engineers, and other professionals in operations research, management science, computer science, engineering, economics, environmental sciences, industrial and applied mathematics to obtain an overview of deterministic global optimization.

Embracing Forgiveness

by Various Authors Luci Swindoll

The Women of Faith Bible Study Series helps you turn the laughter and lessons of Women of Faith conferences into a journey of growth shared by special friends. Whether or not you've attended a conference, you will appreciate the bonds that form as you join with other women linked together in friendship, prayer, joy, and faith. Each study will also lead you to a deeper love of the Bible and a greater appreciation of the power of God's Word. Each session included six sections: - A Moment for Quiet Reflection - Just for Fun - Knowing God's Heart - Praying Together - Friendship Boosters - Making it Real in Your Own Life - The leader's guide that's included makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies that will nurture your knowledge of Scripture and your sense of God's presence in your life.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

by Phyllis Bennett Luci Swindoll

The Women of Faith Bible Study Series helps you turn the laughter and lessons of Women of Faith conferences into a journey of growth shared by special friends. Whether or not you've attended a conference, you will appreciate the bonds that form as you join with other women linked together in friendship, prayer, joy, and faith. Each study will also lead you to a deeper love of the Bible and a greater appreciation of the power of God's Word. Each session includes six sections: A Moment for Quiet Reflection . . . Just for Fun - Knowing God's Heart . . . Praying Together - Friendship Boosters . . . Making it Real in Your Own Life - The leader's guide that's included makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies that will nurture your knowledge of Scripture and your sense of God's presence in your life. Six Sessions Include -- Gifts Tagged "Uniquely You!" - Opening the Gifts - Part 1 Opening the Gifts - Part 2 Gifts for the Family - Pleasing the Gift-Giver - Unopened Gifts

Colossians: Discover the New You

by Kevin Harney Bill Hybels

Our lives are like lumps of clay on a potter's wheel. Form, function, and beauty appear as God, the Potter, shapes us with his hands. He is in the business of molding our common lives -- even the ugly parts -- into something wonderful! In Colossians, you and your small group will discover how to place your lives in the secure hands of God. If you long to experience newness of life, this study will point the way. If you desire to see God mold and shape your spiritual life, home, workplace, church, and relationships, Colossians will teach you the pathway to a whole new you.

Clear Evidence: Eyewitness Reports of Jesus

by Mark Ashton

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you’re serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn’t about joining anyone’s religious club—it’s about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there’s plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible’s stories about Jesus, then one thing he’d welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. Miracles? Rising from the dead? God Incarnate? Some people say such claims about Jesus are myths and lies. Yet through the years countless others, beginning with Jesus’ closest friends, have staked their lives on the accuracy of those claims. Fortunately, faith is not a leap in the dark. In Clear Evidence, you’ll weigh the arguments for and against the Jesus of the Bible. How convincing is the case for either side? The verdict is yours. Clear Evidence includes these sessions: Credible Sources A Brush with Greatness Reason, Faith, and . . . Miracles? The Finish Line Final Proof Skeptics Turn For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

1 John: Love Each Other

by Kevin Harney John Ortberg

When God pours out his love, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls satisfied. What is the secret of receiving more of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of I John calls us back to the basics of loving God and one another. Do you long to experience God's mercy and goodness in deeper ways and extend them to others? Would you like his love to fill you up to the point where it overflows naturally into the lives of others? This study of I John will help you and your small group experience the refreshing rain of God's love in ways you have always wanted. New Community Series -- a high-impact tool for experiencing the transforming power of God's Word. This cutting-edge series lets you explore life-changing topics from a biblical perspective in community with others in your small group. Challenging questions encourage you to reflect on Scripture and its impact on your life, both as an individual and as part of a community of Christ followers.

The Youth Worker Book of Hope: True Stories of Brokenness and Healing

by Tim Baker

You know, we’re an interesting breed. We pour our whole life into ministry—giving physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, even financially. And, we do all of this to encourage students to live like Christ beyond youth group. Even when we struggle, fail, or find ourselves at the end of a long month feeling drained and discouraged we’re still called to show our students the love of Jesus. The Youth Worker Book of Hope offers you encouragement and hope in those moments of darkness by using experiences and advice from people who have been through the valley and learned from it. Youth workers from around the country have contributed personal stories of their own desire to quit, confrontations with parents, struggles with running the ministry, getting fired, and many more. You’ll read about how other youth workers messed up and how they found hope at the end of a seemingly hopeless road. In tough times it’s easy to get lost. The Youth Worker Book of Hope meets you while you’re still struggling and draws you in to the hope of God.

Wisdom On ... Growing in Christ

by Mark Matlock

Inside Wisdom On…Growing in Christ, you’ll find biblical principles and practical tips to help you grow in your relationship with Christ. You’ll even be challenged to think about what it means to be a godly person, even if you decide to be something other than a missionary or a pastor when you grow up. You’ll discover how wisdom can not only help keep your faith alive, but help it grow.

Wild Truth Bible Lessons--Pictures of God 2: 12 More Wild Bible Studies on the Character of a Wild God--and What It Means for Your Junior Highers and Middle Schoolers

by Mark Oestreicher

The Bible is a photo album, brimming with self-portraits of a God who wants to be known. God has put these pictures in the Bible to reveal his character. By examining them, we discover who God is and why he’s worth knowing better. And we discover something else: who he wants us to be. He wants us to copy his picture into our own character. Wild Truth Bible Lessons--Pictures of God 2 is a guide to 12 God-pictures taken straight from the Photo Album. They are active Bible lessons for junior high and middle school Sunday school classes or youth group meetings, each one based on one of the 50 pictures of God and presented energetically, relevantly, and scripturally in the companion student book Wild Truth Journal: Pictures of God. The lessons are loaded with off-the-wall and easy-to-do discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, games with a point. And, of course, Bible passages and studies that springboard junior highers from the abstract into the concrete as (open Bibles in hand) they explore the nature of God in a lively, relevant way, and then begin practicing in their own lives the traits of God. Here’s how the lessons are organized: * Picture Prep grabs your group’s attention to prepare them for what’s ahead. * Action Shot takes your students into the Bible to catch God in the act of revealing his character. * Self-Portrait explores the given aspect of God’s character…how it makes God just that much more awesome...and why it’s a very good trait for us to have, too. * Print It! challenges your students to print God’s picture into their own lives by living out his character in an immediately practical way. 12 lessons

Thrive: Dare to Live Like Jesus

by Kevin Johnson

"Sadly, studies show that there are few differences in the attitudes and actions between people who claim to be Christians and those who don’t choose that label. But everything we read in the Bible says we should be transformed; we should be different than the rest of the world. What would it look like if you lived the life God desires for you? How would your life be different if you abandoned your typical routine and refused to settle for anything less than the best God has in store for you? In Thrive, you’ll find 20 life-impacting studies that will draw you into the Bible and help you understand who you are and who God wants to help you become. You’ll discover what the Bible says about how God made you, what kind of life he has planned for you, and how you can survive the tough times of your life. Even if you struggle to keep your faith alive at times, God wants to help you thrive. The reality is, God loves us just the way we are—but he also loves us too much to leave us that way."

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