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1, 2 Samuel (Preacher's Commentary, Volume 8)

by Kenneth L. Chafin

This book provides an expository discussion of 1 and 2 Samuel, from the birth of the prophet Samuel through the reign of King David.

1, 2 Thessalonians, 1, 2 Timothy, Titus (Preacher's Commentary, Volume 32)

by Gary W. Demarest

General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.

1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

A New York Times Bestseller From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts. Did you know? * Cows moo in regional accents. * The international dialing code for Russia is 007. * The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body. * Pants are responsible for twice as many accidents as chain saws. * Saddam Hussein's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker. * Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine. 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off is a trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge--all painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity.

1,296 ACT Practice Questions, 3rd Edition

by Princeton Review

If you need to know it, it's in this book.The best way to prepare for standardized tests is to practice, and this eBook offers you plenty of opportunities to do just that. The revised third edition of 1,296 ACT Practice Questions contains questions equivalent to 6 full-length practice tests. The eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations, and includes:* 3 full-length practice ACT tests to help evaluate your progress after working through the drills* Hundreds of additional practice questions (equivalent to 3 more ACTs!) broken down by subject for extensive extra practice * Drills for each section type, from punctuation to critical reading to trigonometry* Detailed, informative answer explanations for all practice questions

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin

From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times-best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia--informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining. Did you know? * Wagner only ever wore pink silk underwear. * There are 34,000 statues of Kim Il Sung in North Korea. * There is a cult in Malaysia that worships a giant teapot. * Earthworms have five hearts. * Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days. * Charles Darwin's tortoise Harriet died in 2006 at the age of 176. Every fact in this magnificent little volume has been researched with punctilious care in order to bring you the truth in its purest form.

1:59

by Philip Maffetone

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?The world's fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade.For the first time, 1:59 examines what it will take for an elite distance runner to go sub-two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and great athletic genes. In order to become marathon's Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record, this runner must follow a healthy diet and an individualized training regimen that takes advantage of specific environmental factors ("live high, train low"). Because precious seconds count over each mile run, other critical considerations include improved running form and economy, sharpened mental focus, and wearing the right type of racing flats (or even going barefoot).The athlete who finally breaks distance running's most tantalizing barrier will become a worldwide celebrity overnight. Will the runner be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from another country? And how soon will it happen?By providing a unique window into the highly competitive world of elite marathon running, this book also allows running enthusiasts to have a thorough understanding of the true potential of endurance athletes. And in turn, they can apply the same training and racing principles discussed in 1:59 to their own running, whether it's a 10K, half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.

1-800-Hero

by Joann Ross

Romance author Grace Fairchild has just received her fourth threatening note. She's in San Francisco for a romance convention and decides she needs a bodyguard. Sure, she can come up with a list of suspects who don't like her, but she's having a hard time believing that any of them would want to kill her.

1-900-A-N-Y-T-I-M-E

by Tracy Price-Thompson

From the award-winning, nationally bestselling African-American author Tracy Price-Thompson, a sexy, thrilling new novel featuring a working woman whose obsessive clients are determined to get her all to themselves.Tracy Price-Thompson has been awarded with numerous honors for her steamy, action-packed, and culturally relevant writing. She received a Hurston/Wright Award for her insightful short story, "Other People's Skin" and for her heart-wrenching novel, A Woman's Worth. The Romantic Times Book Club named Knockin' Boots the Best Erotic Romance of 2005. Now Price-Thompson returns with an exciting pageturner sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. In Untitled, a woman turns to phone sex in order to satisfy some of her most erotic fantasies. Blessed with a silky voice, a kinky wit, and the ability to construct erotic portraits through words, she lulls men into her fantasies and builds a colorful clientele base as a phone sex worker. Her distinctive voice allows her to enthrall her clients with sexual trysts that are limited only by her imagination. But intimate attachments can be formed in many ways, even through a phone line, and to her surprise anonymous sex is not always anonymous. Her sumptuous voice and her phone skills are so captivating that two of her clients become obsessed with meeting her in the flesh. They both relentlessly track her down--one seeking her love, the other seeking her life.

1-900-Lover & Silk Confessions

by Joanne Rock Rhonda Nelson

When Rowan Crosswhite is out of a job, she comes up with a way to make ends meet- her own phone-sex line. But when Will Foster calls, she's the one who gets all worked up. Will can't believe a woman as sexy as Rowan has to resort to giving phone sex to strangers... especially when he wants her to give it to him! Once she does, it doesn't take long to convince her that burning up the sheets is better than burning up the phone lines. Detective Wes Shaw thinks he's seen it all- until he meets Tempest Boucher. She's a blend of artistic sensuality and no-nonsense practicality that he can't resist. Too bad he suspects one of her companies is a front for an illegal sex ring... and possibly murder. Tempest always lived by the rules but being the subject of an intense investigation by a sexy cop sparks all kinds of rebellious impulses. Soon his interrogations lead to intimate confessions... and hotter explorations!

$1.97-“The Sledgehammer.”

by Msg Patrick W. Bean Sr.

Master Sergeant Bean recounts his experiences during the first Gulf war as an artillery specialist in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.Success of any war, conflict, or operations Soldiers must meet the enemy, defeat the enemy on the battlefield, and return home safely. Defending our nation during the Gulf War was the high point of my career. This accomplishment serves as a key to my successful military career. Writing this personal experience brought memories good and bad. Although we won the war aboard, a battle was lost in my family. The psychological toll of war deeply affected my family. My personal experience paper will highlight psychological factors I overcame during preparation for combat, combat operations and the psychological effects on my family.

1 and 2 Peter: Courage in Times of Trouble

by John F. Macarthur

Believers in the early church scattered across the Roman Empire were facing the threat of increased persecution. Peter, the most outspoken of the disciples and leader among the apostles, wrote two practical and encouraging letters to strengthen the hearts of these followers of Christ. Through words of hope and wisdom, he taught them how to live victoriously in the midst of life-threatening trials. In the first letter, Peter reminds believers of the many blessings available to them because of their persecution. In the second letter, he warns them to discern and defeat the false teachers who were invading their churches and teaching them dangerous and deceptive doctrines. Peter's letters of encouragement and warning are just as important for believers today to hear and understand as they were during the first century. The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

1 and 2 Peter: Courage In Times of Trouble

by John Macarthur

An uplifting Bible study in which MacArthur guides the reader through a clear exploration of St. Peter's two letters.

1 and 2 Timothy: Encouragement for Church Leaders

by John F. Macarthur

Timothy was a close associate of Paul who was facing problems within the church that he was leading in Ephesus. In these personal letters, Paul gives practical pastoral instruction to his protégé, highlighting godliness and holy living to help Timothy fulfill his calling and effectively carry out his important tasks in the church. "Let no one despise your youth," Paul encouraged, "but be an example to believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12). Paul's gentle encouragement in these letters challenges Timothy to persevere in his faith--a faith that might have been weakening under the pressure of the church and the persecution of the world. Paul's godly counsel was helpful not only to Timothy, a first-century Christian leader, but is also helpful to each of us as believers today. The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

1 August 1943 - Today's Target Is Ploesti: A Departure From Doctrine

by Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Modrovsky

The focus of this paper will be on the 1 August 1943 bombing raid on the Ploesti oil field and refineries by an American task force composed of bombardment groups of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. The Ploesti raid stood apart from the rest of the war in the air. The idea for it, and the unusual tactics employed, came from the top; it generated from General Arnold's headquarters and was approved by President Roosevelt. Winston Churchill called Ploesti "the taproot of German might." It was not a part of any particular campaign, but was considered vital in itself. It was painstakingly planned and executed relatively quickly by the best-prepared and most experienced force available at the time. It was also fought with unparalleled bravery, the sole action of the war for which five Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded. The purpose in examining Ploesti is to first gain a complete understanding of the events leading to the planning for the raid, the raid itself, and finally the impact on the Germans in its aftermath. With this established, the intent is to assess the raid while keeping one fascinating question in mind - after building a doctrine for twenty years based on high altitude, daylight, precision bombing, why, in its first major bombing effort, did the United States "depart from doctrine" and conduct a low level bombing mission on Ploesti, the only low-level bombing mission conducted in the war?

1 Dead in Attic

by Chris Rose

Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way that only he could find in a devastated wasteland. They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators. Dead in Attic freeze-frames New Orleans, caught between an old era and a new, during its most desperate time, as it struggles out of the floodwaters and wills itself back to life.

1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

by Chris Rose

Chris Rose is a columnist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans,an essayist for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,and a frequent commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition. In 2006, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in recognition of his Katrina columns and was awarded a share in the Times-Picayune staff's Pulitzer for Public Service. Rose lives in New Orleans with his three children.

1 John

by Vernon Mcgee

Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture. Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in a 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. Each volume includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text. A great choice for pastors - and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student! Very affordable in a size that can go anywhere, it's available as a complete 60-volume series, in Old Testament or New Testament sets, or individually.

$1 Million for Life

by Ashley Ormond

Want to build wealth that will last you a lifetime?Then $1 Million for Life is the book for you! In this step-by-step guide to financial freedom, investor and best-selling author Ashley Ormond outlines dozens of practical ways to increase your wealth by tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars. It doesn't matter how much you earn -- it's what you do with the money you have that makes the difference.Inside you'll learn how to:save money and pay off debts quicklyuse low-cost, tax-effective ways to invest in sharesinvest in residential and commercial propertymaximise the performance of your superannuationprotect your investment plans and your lifestyle.There are no get-rich-quick schemes or trading systems -- just practical steps almost anybody can take. $1 Million for Life gives you the tools to build enough wealth so you can start doing what you really want to do for the rest of your life.

The $1 Million Reason to Change Your Mind

by Mark Victor Hansen Pat Mesiti

What is the $1 million reason to change your mind?Change the way you think and you will change your world. Simple.In this book Pat Mesiti will teach you how to shrug off the shackles of mediocrity, find your inner millionaire and think differently about life and money -- and get rich and happy along the way!"Soak up what Pat Mesiti has to say -- all he wants to do is share his prosperity and teach you about the millionaire mindset. Then, apply it to your life and watch it improve. Simple as that."--Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul and co-author of Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire"Pat Mesiti is dedicated to unlocking the potential inside of people, and opening up their minds to a more rewarding, fulfilling and prosperous future. And in this book he shows you how."--Allan Pease, #1 best-selling author and international speaker"This excellent and highly recommended book will make you laugh, cry, feel encouraged and forever change your life for the better."--Steve McKnight, #1 best-selling author and founder of www.PropertyInvesting.com

1 Mississippi 2 Mississippi: A Mississippi Number Book

by Michael Shoulders

1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi is a fitting follow-up to its companion state alphabet book. This fun, colorful, and superbly informative book teaches children about numbers using recognizable places, events, and facts from their respective states. Numbers throughout the books are explained with simple rhyme for younger children and are accompanied by detailed expository text for older learners.

1 Peter

by Vernon Mcgee

Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture. Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in a 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. Each volume includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text. A great choice for pastors - and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student! Very affordable in a size that can go anywhere, it's available as a complete 60-volume series, in Old Testament or New Testament sets, or individually.

1 Way 2 C The World

by Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring is a truly absorbing figure known as a distinguished public intellectual, a leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, social justice activist, and for her early political career after election to New Zealand's parliament at age twenty-three. Assembling some of her most thought-provoking writings, 1 Way 2 C the World is a compelling collection of essays and reflections on many important issues of our time. Written in lively, crisp, and often humourous prose, Waring provides illuminating commentary on topics such as gay marriage, human rights, globalization, the environment, and international relations and development. Including accounts of being in India at the time of Indira Gandhi's assassination, and in Ethiopia's during the 1984 famine, Waring's vivid writing remains contemporarily relevant, while this collection includes recent writings on the post-9/11 world. Brimming with pieces that are essential reading for anyone concerned with the state of the world, 1 Way 2 C the World is bound to fascinate and inspire.

10

by Michael Turner Louis Navellier

10 takes you step by step through the process of creating a market-beating stock portfolio, and shows you how to trade stocks using a combination of both fundamental and technical analysis. With this book as your guide, you'll quickly learn how to get into a stock at the right time and, more importantly, when to exit that position. You'll also discover how to view the market and interpret what is happening on a broader scale, so you can maximize profits on individual positions and boost the overall performance of your portfolio.

10 ½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

by Charles Wheelan Peter Steiner

"A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it."--Craig Wilson, USA Today The antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who's ever worn a mortarboard, Wheelan's 101 head-turning aphorisms--backed up by a PhD in public policy and extensive social science research--set the record straight. Readers everywhere agreed, turning a Dartmouth Class Day speech that had gone viral into a best-selling book. Whether praising the time "wasted" in fraternity basements; mentioning that, frankly, the worst days of your life still lie ahead; or simply asking that graduates avoid wreaking the kind of havoc that others before them have, Wheelan softens his candid conclusions with good-natured charm and tales of unconventional success. With cartoons sprinkled throughout to keep things light, this volume makes a perfect gift for graduates of all ages.

10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War

by Philip Caputo

It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.

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