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Tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the perspective of the wolf.
The author shares the biblical strategy, the secrets, the failures, and the lessons behind the remarkable growth of church leadership through small groups strategy.
A HAUNTING PAIR OF GHOST STORIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN BLACK The Small Hand Antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn and stumbles upon a derelict Edwardian house with a lush, overgrown garden. As he approaches the door, he is startled to feel the unmistakable sensation of a small, cold hand creeping into his own, almost as though a child has taken hold of it. Shaken, he returns home to find himself plagued by nightmares. But when he decides to investigate the house's mysteries, he is troubled by increasingly sinister visitations. Dolly After being orphaned at a young age, Edward Cayley is sent to spend the summer with his forbidding Aunt Kestrel at Iyot house, her decaying estate on the damp, lonely fens in the west of England. With him is his spoiled, spiteful cousin Leonora. And when Leonora's birthday wish for a beautiful doll is denied, she unleashes a furious rage which will haunt Edward through the years to come.
Small is Beautiful is the perfect antidote to the economics of globalization. As relevant today as when it was first published, this is a landmark set of essays on humanistic economics. This 25th anniversary edition brings Schumacher's ideas into focus for the end-of-the-century by adding commentaries by contemporary thinkers who have been influenced by Schumacher. They analyze the impact of his philosophy on current political and economic thought. Small is Beautiful is the classic of common sense economics upon which many recent trends in our society are founded. This is economics from the heart rather than from just the bottom line. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
As one of today's most influential business thinkers, Seth Godin helps his army of fans stay focused, stay connected, and stay dissatisfied with the status quo, the ordinary, the boring. His books, blog posts, magazine articles, and speeches have inspired countless entrepreneurs, marketing people, innovators, and managers around the world. Now, for the first time, Godin has collected the most provocative short pieces from his pioneering blog--ranked #70 by Feedster (out of millions published) in worldwide readership. This book also includes his most popular columns from Fast Company magazine, and several of the short e-books he has written in the last few years. A sample: Bon Jovi And The Pirates Christmas Card Spam Clinging To Your Job Title? How Much Would You Pay to Be on Oprah's Show? The Persistence of Really Bad Ideas The Seduction of "Good Enough" What Happens When It's All on Tape? Would You Buy Life Insurance at a Rock Concert? Small is the New Big is a huge bowl of inspiration that you can gobble in one sitting or dip into at any time. As Godin writes in his introduction: "I guarantee that you'll find some ideas that don't work for you. But I'm certain that you're smart enough to see the stuff you've always wanted to do, buried deep inside one of these riffs. And I'm betting that once inspired, you'll actually make something happen. " .
Don't just think of an elevator speech as a generic tool you use in chance moments--consider the concept as a strategy to manage multiple talking points and to communicate more complex idea's as well. Terri L. Sjodin's new work, Small Message, Big Impact, provides an entertaining, straightforward, and practical how-to guide on effectively communicating an important message in a short period of time. She gives listeners an inspiring new perspective on the power of what she calls the Elevator Speech Effect and shows them how to employ this amazing little tool to create influence in today's market. Perhaps you want to promote an idea, a project, or a concept. Maybe you are looking to create a more compelling message to sell a product or service that will help you access challenging decision makers. Whatever your purpose--be it professional, academic, political, philanthropic, or personal--you can learn to craft a fresh, brief, and persuasive message that generates tangible results! This audiobook shows: How a small message can have a big impact in helping you to communicate more effectively. How to build a compelling and persuasive case using six of the most consistently effective arguments in today's market. How to repurpose your existing presentations; incorporate new creative illustrations, and bring your message to life. How to speak in your own authentic voice--it's not only what you say, it's how you say it. How to morph your elevator speech content and employ your best material in a variety of presentation opportunities, including the internet and on social media platforms.
A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major personal and professional self-improvementWhether trying to lose weight, save money, get organized, or advance on the job, we're always setting goals and making resolutions, but rarely following through on them. According to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold, the "big push" strategy of the New Year's resolution is designed to fail, because it broadly pits our limited willpower stores against an autopilot of entrenched behaviors and attitudes that is far more powerful. To change ourselves permanently, we need to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold's guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement. Providing scores of engaging real-world examples and new scientific findings, she shows us that while the traditional resolution promises rewards on a distant "someday," microresolutions work because they reward us today by instantly altering our routines and, ultimately, ourselves.
A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we're always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren't strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them, according to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold's guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement. A microresolution is easily kept and designed to nail a self-improvement target exactly and deliver benefits immediately. While the traditional resolution promises rewards on a distant "someday," a microresolution rewards us today by instantly altering our routines and, ultimately, ourselves. A wife, mother, and business innovator, Arnold uses her own successes and failures as case studies. Contrasting her career success with her personal resolution failures, Arnold recounts how by analyzing her own behavior she was able to reengineer her resolutions so that they were guaranteed to succeed every time, from losing weight to improving key relationships. Providing scores of engaging examples from the wide circle of colleagues and friends who practice her microresolution method, Arnold also shows how her system is supported by new willpower and habit science. .
A small pig runs away from his home after his pig pen is cleaned up by the farmer's wife.
A true story about Diane Downs who shot her 3 children in cold blood.
Almost twenty years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again. The book deeply touched readers of all ages and received many awards and honors. This anniversary edition includes an updated and extended epilogue about the author's experiences since the original publication. It also includes twelve pages of new photos and a lengthy section about polio, past and present.
Praise for SMALL STOCKS for BIG PROFITS"George has done it again with Small Stocks for Big Profits. His in-depth experience is invaluable in helping traders explore stocks that are $5 or less, without getting caught up in the fly-by-night idea companies that plague this investment level. He shows you where to look for opportunity and more importantly how to lock in profits in this little understood investment arena. Impressive!"--Noble DraKoln, author of Winning the Trading GameIn Small Stocks for Big Profits, George Angell outlines an effective strategy for finding up-and-coming companies with the potential of earning you incredible returns. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource shows you how using a combination of technical and fundamental analysis-along with other essential tools-can put you in a position to profit from the explosive growth of smaller companies with undervalued, low-priced stocks. Page by page, you'll discover how to incorporate this proven approach into your own investment endeavors as Angell discusses how to use it to select, place, and exit trade after profitable trade.Small, speculative stocks are quickly beginning to appear on the radar screens of investors around the world. If you want to make the most of your time in this lucrative market, pick up Small Stocks for Big Profits today and put its invaluable insights to work for you.
Create a small, strong congregation is dedicated to advancing God's mission. The twenty-first century is the century of small, strong congregations. More people will be drawn to small, strong congregations than any other kind of congregation. Yes, there are mega-congregations; Their number is increasing greatly. Nevertheless, across the planet, the vast majority of congregations will be small and strong, and the vast majority of people will be in these congregations."With uncommon wisdom Kennon L. Callahan--today's most noted church consultant--moves ahead of conventional thinking and in Small, Strong Congregations offers his unique vision of the church of the future.This important book chronicles the emergence of a vast number of congregations that are questioning the bigger-is-better notion in church membership. These congregations are deliberately small, active, and happy in their dedication to creating strong church communities that advance God's mission. Step by step, Kennon Callahan shows pastors and other church leaders how they can develop the values and specific qualities helpful to shape and strengthen their own small congregations. Written to be a hands-on guide, Small, Strong Congregations offers practical suggestions for creating mission and service, compassion and shepherding, community and belonging, self-reliance and self-sufficiency, worship and hope, teams and leaders, space and facilities, and giving and generosity. This wise resource is filled with illustrative examples that show clearly how myriad small churches have created solid, vigorous congregations.
Small talk with anyone! There's a difference between communicating effectively and making small talk. Even if you have no fear of public speaking, you might still stumble over simple conversation when chatting with your superior, unexpectedly running into a friend, or breaking the ice with someone you just met. The Small Talk Handbook lays down the basics to engaging chitchat and teaches you how to enliven your personal and professional communication - no matter where you are. It offers the necessary tools to focus on verbal strengths, minimize weaknesses, and leave the best impression. So whether you're hosting a client dinner, attending a friend's cocktail party, or participating in a fundraising event for your children's school, you will always know just what to say with The Small Talk Handbook.
Small talk with anyone! There's a difference between communicating effectively and making small talk. Even if you have no fear of public speaking, you might still stumble over simple conversation when chatting with your superior, unexpectedly running into a friend, or breaking the ice with someone you just met. The Small Talk Handbooklays down the basics to engaging chitchat and teaches you how to enliven your personal and professional communication - no matter where you are. It offers the necessary tools to focus on verbal strengths, minimize weaknesses, and leave the best impression. So whether you're hosting a client dinner, attending a friend's cocktail party, or participating in a fundraising event for your children's school, you will always know just what to say withThe Small Talk Handbook.
Even everyday objects that most people never think of as having been designed, says Petroski (civil engineering and history, Duke U.), remain works in progress. He points out that objects change with age and use, people change in their needs and wants, and the environment changes, so no design is more than an approximation for a particular time, place, and purpose. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is a novel so rich and wise that--like Gail Godwin's A Mother and Two Daughters --it involves us completely in its world. A Small Town begins in the childhood of Alma van der Linden, a doctor's daughter in Venice, Missouri, and a keen observer both of her neighbors and of the feud that has sent her family literally to opposite ends of town. As Alma grows up, marries, and has children, her life and the life of the town pass before us in an ever-changing, always-the-same diorama. Among the citizens of Venice there are August, Alma's grandfather, whose dusty house guards the family's secrets; Alma's frightened, alcoholic mother, Neva; Louis le Croix, the high school principal, who leaves his wife for Alma; and a host of others as comical, rare, and mysterious as real people. When her last novel, Group Therapy, was published in 1984, the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Shelby Hearon has delighted a small but loyal fan club with remarkable work during the past few years' and predicted, "her popularity will expand to match her talent?" Now, with A Small Town, she has wonderfully fulfilled that prediction.
The author of dozens of acclaimed novels including those in the Scudder and Keller series, Lawrence Block has long been recognized as one of the premier crime writers of our time. Now, the breathtaking skill, power, and versatility of this Grand Master are brilliantly displayed once again in a mesmerizing new thriller set on the streets of the city he knows and loves so well. That was the thing about New York -- if you loved it, if it worked for you, it ruined you for anyplace else in the world. In this dazzlingly constructed novel, Lawrence Block reveals the secret at the heart of the Big Apple. His glorious metropolis is really a small town, filled with men and women from all walks of life whose aspirations, fears, disappointments, and triumphs are interconnected by bonds as unbreakable as they are unseen. Pulsating with the lives of its denizens -- bartenders and hookers, power brokers and politicos, cops and secretaries, editors and dreamers -- the city inspires a passion that is universal yet unique in each of its eight million inhabitants, including: John Blair Creighton, a writer on the verge of a breakthrough; Francis Buckram, a charismatic ex-police commissioner -- and the inside choice for the next mayor -- on the verge of a breakdown; Susan Pomerance, a beautiful, sophisticated folk-art dealer plumbing the depths of her own fierce sexuality; Maury Winters, a defense attorney who prefers murder trials because there's one less witness; Jerry Pankow, an ex-addict who has turned being clean into a living, mopping up after New York's nightlife; And, in the shadows of a city reeling from tragedy, an unlikely killing machine who wages a one-man war against them all. Infused with the raw cadence, stark beauty, and relentless pace of New York City, Small Town is a tour de force Block fans old and new will celebrate.
VERITY CLARK DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE The struggling single mom is doing her best to raise her three kids. But when her eldest son is caught skipping school, she needs help. Thankfully, truant officer Garrett Sawtelle is on her side. Soon Verity is turning more and more to the caring educator, who's awakening tender feelings she can't afford to act on. Garrett wants to make a difference. He knows it's against the rules to get too close to the families he counsels. But the spunky widow and her children are fast becoming part of this bachelor's dreams for the future. Can he convince Verity that, together, they can build something real and lasting?
When a group of friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country's premier romantic getaway, Julia finds her own true love along the way. With the local lumber mill closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners--Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese--decide the town is worth saving. How will they do it? They'll turn Smitten into a honeymoon destination! In "Small Town, Big Dreams" by Kristin Billerbeck, Julia Bourne has big city dreams for her hometown of Smitten. Will grill owner, Jake Grant, send her plans up in smoke? Excerpted from Smitten, a novel in four parts written by Christian Fiction's most popular romance novelists--and real life BFFs!
Two of Macomber's previous books, "Return to Promise" where Cal and Jane Patterson have marital problems, and "Mail-Order Bride" where Caroline becomes Paul Trevor's bride in Gold River, Alaska
Checklist for the Perfect Prince Charming Tall, dark and handsome Passionate Thoroughly devoted Capable of spontaneity Someone who is not Drew Pirelli After years of putting other people first, Debbie Mattson is ready to look for her own happily-ever-after. Clearville's favorite baker is determined to shake off the dust of her small hometown and find her perfect man-someplace far, far away. The last person she would ever consider dating is her childhood friend Drew Pirelli. He's a homebody. He loves small-town life. And he is ready to settle down, just when she is ready to venture out. She's convinced he is Mr. Wrong. And then one magical kiss changes everything....
Will a small-town solution work for a big-city girl?After her son is seriously injured in a car accident, Julie Matthew wants two things: for him to regain his health and for her family to return to normal. What a shock when she learns that Russell, her husband, sees normal as a rut. His solution? To move their family from Vancouver back to the tiny rural town in Saskatchewan where he grew up.It's for the sake of their child, he claims, and a guilty conscience leads Julie, who loves big cities, to go along with his plan. But once in Chatsworth, she begins to suspect that Russell has his own interests at heart. Especially after she sees him and his former girlfriend together at the school where they'll both be teaching.And that's not the only surprise her husband has for her!
She's The New Girl In Town. Genevieve Slate never thought she'd return to small-town life. But she never expected that the man she loved would reject her, either. Now living in quaint Lane's End, Ohio, Gen's starting over. Her job at the local police station is perfect, and she's ready for her first case. What she isn't prepared for is the instant chemistry she feels when she meets math teacher Cary Hudson. While getting to know new people -- especially cute men -- is on Gen's to-do list, between the basketball fever that's gripped Lane's End and a vandal who's not making Gen's job any easier, who has time for romance? Besides, Cary's healing from a broken heart, too, so there's no way he'd be interested in anything more than friendship. Or would he...?
Country music superstar Mac McPhail returns to her hometown of Wintergreen, Missouri, where she learns to appreciate her family and to open her heart to love and commitment with the man next door