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Published on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, this life history portrays Bach as the human being that he was, while bringing to bear all the advances gained in the last half-century of Bach scholarship. Wolff (professor of music, and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard U.) demonstrates the intimate connection between the composer's life and his music, showing how Bach's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as musician, composer, performer, scholar, and teacher. He also provides a look at Bach's life and his surroundings, as well as how he fit into the broader context of the institutions, traditions, and influences of his time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Will You Marry Me?Bold widow Johanna Yoder stuns Roland Byler when she asks him to be her husband. To Johanna, it seems very sensible that they marry. She has two children, and he has a son. Why shouldn't their families become one? But the widower has never forgotten his long-ago love for her; it was his foolish mistake that split them apart. This could be a fresh start for both of them. Until she reveals she wants a marriage of convenience only. It's up to Roland to woo the stubborn Johanna and convince her to accept him as her groom in her home and in her heart.
In this uproarious and clever debut, it's time to give the Devil his due. Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul... He hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Satan, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager: Johannes has one year to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever. To make the bet even more interesting, Satan throws in that diabolical engine of deceit, seduction, and corruption known as a "traveling circus" to aid in the evil bidding. What better place exists to rob poor sad saps of their souls than the traveling carnivals historically run by hucksters and legendary con men? With little time to lose, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire (an unfortunate side effect of Johannes's early experiments with necromancy), to be the carnival's barker. On the road through the pastoral English countryside, this team of reprobates wields their black magic with masterful ease, resulting in mayhem at every turn. Johannes may have the moral conscience of anthrax, but are his tricks sinful enough to beat the Devil at his own game? You'll never guess, and that's a promise! Brilliantly written and wickedly funny,Johannes Cabal the Necromancer combines the chills and thrills of old-fashioned gothic tales like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the mischievous humor of Wicked, and the sophisticated charms of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and spins the Faustian legend into a fresh, irreverent, and irresistible new adventure.
A biography of Johannes Vermeer.
In this ten-session study, Mark Matson presents the Fourth Gospel. The Gospel of John is a very different book than the other three--there is no Sermon on the Mount or parables and there is no teaching of the Lord's Prayer. But what is important about John is the undertone of conflict between those who accepted Jesus as Messiah and those who did not. Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.
The Nelson Impact Bible Study series will introduce in-depth Bible study to Christian laypeople. Each book will help readers experience the true meaning of the messages in the book of Genesis, and in turn, empower the reader to truly make a difference in the world for Christ.Designed for individual or group study, the study guide will provide a foundation for Bible study and encourage the reader to return to the Bible. All necessary background information will be given so that the reader needs only a Bible and the study guide. The messages will be thorough but easily understood and will be complimented by application questions to guide the readers into a deeper relationship with the Bible that will impact their lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.Other study guides in the series include:1 Corinthians ISBN: 1418506192Exodus ISBN: 1418506168Genesis ISBN: 1418506087Isaiah ISBN: 1418506095John ISBN: 1418506109Mark ISBN: 1418506184Romans ISBN: 1418506117Ruth & Esther ISBN: 1418506176
Intended as companions to the Blackaby Study Bible, these guides also stand alone as a complete study of a book of the Bible.The lessons include: Leader's Notes7 studies based on reference materials included in the Blackaby Study BibleAn explanation and interpretation of Scripture A story that illustrates the passage in focus Other Bible verses related to the theme Questions for reflection Suggestions for application in everyday life.
These study guides, part of a 16-volume set from noted Bible scholar John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for journaling, The MacArthur Bible Studies are an invaluable tool for Bible Students of all ages.
The final instalment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity is the second title in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on. Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for businesspeople in need of fresh new ideas, whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant. Proven, practical business wisdom for anyone who must create to succeed The second book in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday business success For effective tips on creative thinking from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity offers everything you need to invent your own success in business.
Everything You Need to Communicate Effectively. . . in an Instant John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Brilliant Communication is all you need to master the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading, from one of the world's best-known and moist sought-after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find: 10 Greatest Ideas for Giving Presentations 12 Greatest Ideas for Leading Effective Meetings 5 Greatest Ideas for Delighting Your Customers 24 Greatest Ideas for Effective Speaking 9 Greatest Ideas for Clear Writing . . . and 40 other fantastic ideas, tips and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Everything You Need to Lead Your Team. . . in An Instant. John Adair's Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership is full of accessible advice and practical exercises from one of the world's best -known and most sought-after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find: 9 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Skills 3 Greatest Ideas for Setting and Achieving You Objectives 6 Greatest Ideas for Teambuilding 4 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Qualities 8 Greatest Ideas for Managing Your Time . . . and 70 other fantastic ideas, tips, and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Whether you're a new or experienced leader, running a small team or an entire organisation, straightforward, practical advice is hard to find - especially from a proven expert. John Adair developed the leadership model that helped ICI become the first British company to make £1bn profit. Organisations worldwide use his Action Centred Leadership framework to develop their leadership capability and management skills. The British armed forces even base their training on it. John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Personal Success will help you find the answers and inspiration you need to be simply brilliant at work, fast. Part One: Getting Your Act Together Fifteen Greatest Ideas for Finding The Work You Love Seven Greatest Ideas for Getting On with People Eight Greatest Ideas for Success Qualities Part Two: Using Your Time to Good Effect Six Greatest Ideas for Developing A Personal Sense Of Time Seven Greatest Ideas for Major Time Savers Five Greatest Ideas for Principles Of Planning Six Greatest Ideas for Effective Daily Work Part Three: Develop Your Leadership Skills Four Greatest Ideas on Career Management Five Greatest Ideas for Understanding Groups And Organizations Ten Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership Part Four: Sharpen Up Your Communication Skills Seven Greatest Ideas for Better Communication Six Greatest Ideas for Productive Meetings Part Five: Effective Thinking Skills Fifteen Greatest Ideas for Effective Thinking Skills
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Decision Making is a one-stop of practical advice and tips on problem solving and productive thinking from one of the world's best-known and most sought after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find: 11 Greatest Ideas for Practical Wisdom 8 Greatest Ideas for Problem Solving Strategies 13 Greatest Ideas for How Your Mind Works 8 Greatest Ideas for Clear Thinking 13 Greatest Ideas for Productive Thinking . . . and 47 other fantastic ideas, tips and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person¹s development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today¹s reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors
John Adams is overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington in terms of ability, experience, and popularity.
Children's biography of the second President of the United States.
Book of poetry by John Berryman, who won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for the Poetry with his book 77 Dream Songs.
Contains the original (1909) edition of the text and six related documents. The life of one of America's most well-known and controversial abolitionists is examined by one of its most brilliant black intellectuals and activists. Du Bois (1868-1963) defended Brown from accusations as a demagogue and radical, suggesting that his greatest crime was that he demanded freedom for the oppressed.
On October 16, 1859, John Brown led an "army" of eighteen men to an attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). Brown's hope was to cause a slave rebellion in the surrounding area, which would spread throughout the South. Escaped slaves would then establish their own free state in the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountain system and stretch from Virginia into Pennsylvania. Brown's raid was unsuccessful -- he was captured, tried for crimes against the State of Virginia, convicted, and hung by the end of that year. However, he succeeded in his desire to bring about a definitive answer to the "question" of slavery. His raid on Harpers Ferry deepened the division between northerners who opposed slavery and southerners who wished to preserve their way of life.
Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.The author of The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most influential books in English literature, had little formal education. Born the son of a tinker, John Bunyan was expected to follow in his father's footsteps. He was allowed to go to school for a few years and purchase a few books, but his apprenticeship in the family business took precedence. Bunyan experienced his first sorrow in adolescence, when both his mother and sister died. It wasn't his last. Revolutions and wars were all around him, and he was jailed twice for preaching the Gospel. Yet amidst repeated imprisonments, civil war, and violent persecution, Bunyan crafted The Pilgrim's Progress, a testament unlike any other to the triumph of the human spirit. His simple cadences transformed the language, and his memorable characters became familiar to millions. Bunyan became a public figure, a captivating speaker, and above all, a man known for his unrelenting trust in God.
"A is for apple; L is for lion." The capital letter is written first and is followed by the small letter. Then, a word which begins with the featured letter. Finally, lots of pictures. This book does not include picture descriptions. age range: infant-preschool This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
John Colter was a crack hunter with the Lewis and Clark expedition before striking out on his own as a mountain man and fur trader. A solitary journey in the winter of 1807-8 took him into present-day Wyoming. To unbelieving trappers he later reported sights that inspired the name of Colter's Hell. It was a sulfurous place of hidden fires, smoking pits, and shooting water. And it was real. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park. In a classic book, first published in 1952, Burton Harris weighs the facts and legends about a man who was dogged by misfortune and "robbed of the just rewards he had earned. " This Bison Book edition includes a 1977 addendum by the author and a new introduction by David Lavender, who considers Colter's remarkable winter journey in the light of current scholarship.
In Volume II of this special collectors' edition, visit the terrifying world of John Connolly's #1 internationally bestselling thrillers: The White Road, The Black Angel, and The Unquiet.THE WHITE ROADIn South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, deeply rooted in old evil--and old evil is Charlie Parker's specialty. He's about to enter a living nightmare, a dreamscape of sorrow haunted by the murderous specter of a hooded woman, by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes, and by the sinister complicity of both friends and enemies in Larousse's brutal death. Soon, all will face a final reckoning in an unearthly realm where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road. THE BLACK ANGELWhen a young woman disappears from the streets of New York City, ties of friendship and blood inevitably draw ingenious, tortured detective Charlie Parker into the search. Soon he discovers links to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel--considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker's own origins. THE UNQUIETDaniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced surrounding the harm done to patients in his care. Now, a killer obsessed with finding the truth about his own daughter's disappearance is seeking revenge--and private investigator Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Clay's disappearance to be revealed, and those who will go to any length--no matter the cost--to keep a deep, dark secret about a local town hidden.
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