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Are your goals for the New Year too small? Are you living the "just get by" plan? Or is there a greater "God dream" for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make? Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God's dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Chapters include: Dare to Dream - Wake up to God's dream inside you. Discover Your Identity - You were created with a purpose. Your Burning Bush - Be aware of those illuminating God moments in your life. Lose Your Big Buts - Allow God's strength to be displayed in your weakness. What's in Your Hand - Identify and utilize the ordinary gifts God has given you. God's Dream - Discover a dream for your life far greater than your own.
The charismatic basketball coach at the University of Connecticut reveals the victorious secrets behind his team's breathtaking journey to the 1999 NCAA Division I National Championship--and along the way shares his philosophy for winning. It was one of those games that basketball fans will talk about for years. Here was the seemingly unbeatable Duke Blue Devils pitted against the first-time finalist Connecticut Huskies, and at stake was the ultimate crown: the National Championship. On that unforgettable night in St. Petersburg, Jim Calhoun and his amazing team wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the UConn Huskies program, putting the perfect exclamation point on a season to remember. But behind the high drama that fateful night in Florida lay an even more fascinating tale of one man's rise to college basketball preeminence. InDare to Dream, the Huskies iron-willed coach, Jim Calhoun, for the first time shares his own story about his inspirational family and the tragedies they faced; about his early successful years at Northeastern, where he began to compile the first half of a unique double (he's the only coach to have won at least 250 games at two different Division I schools); and about his assumption of ultimate responsibility at the sleeping giant in Storrs, Connecticut. Along the way, Jim Calhoun paints fascinating portraits of the players who have done battle for him, and of the unsung heroes behind the scenes whose hard work and dedication to Connecticut basketball have kept the dream alive. In just thirteen years, Jim Calhoun has turned the Huskies into one of the leading basketball programs in the country, and in this moving, funny, and inspiring book, he takes us behind the scenes to show us just how he did it. From the Hardcover edition.
Throughout the civilized galaxy, in spacers' ports on the most far flung worlds, an ancient Terran legend echoes . . . about a race of magical beings called the Little People or the Fairy Folk. Some tales say they live in fabulous halls beneath the earth. Others describe them soaring through the air on shimmering wings. Many tales say they fled mankind-from the despoiling of the land, and the touch of cold iron. What if there is some truth behind the legends? What if such a race really exists, fleeing from world to world one step ahead of man's space ships and machines? Farree has to know; his earliest memories are of a life of near- slavery in a squalid port town-but he knows he was not born in that town, and the wings on his back are proof that the People may be more than mere legend. He has never seen another of his kind, but if they exist, he means to find them. Yet there are others equally determined to find the home of the People, others with more sinister reasons to go a-hunting . . . Tor Books presents a brand new novel by the master of adventure, about the most curious trio of friends in the civilized galaxy; Krip Vorlund, interplanetary Free Trader; Maelen, sorceress of the Moon of Three Rings, and Farree, the orphan boy with the mysterious, iridescent wings.
Bent River Ranch, near Tulsa, Oklahoma Anna Andrews--A woman who's trying to make it in a man's world. Thanks to her brother's foolishness, she finds herself begging Dusty Dare to hire her. Dusty Dare is Half-Cherokee and proud of it. Owner of one of the most successful cutting horse ranches in Oklahoma. When his stable manager runs off, he's forced to hire Anna, but he isn't thrilled about it. Anna knows that training horses for this man, no matter how good he looks in chaps and a cowboy hat--or traditional Cherokee dress--won't be easy. Especially when Dusty Dare thinks she's wrong for the job. The wrong sex, that is!
<div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">Nivea is determined to convince Lord Landis love and betrayal are not synonymous.</span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">The only tangible benefit Dare Landis has of finally claiming the title of Marquis of Raynsforth will be that the current marquis has finally gone to the Devil where he belongs. Until then, Lord Landis will continue to enjoy life on his own terms...as a heartless rake who's beholden to no one. </span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">Nivea Horsham knows there's more to Dare than he reveals to the world. She's loved him since her older brother brought his ridiculously handsome friend home from school all those years ago. But getting him to notice her has proven to be an impossible endeavor. </span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">Is it possible for Nivea to shatter Dare's carefully crafted facade and show him how to love?</span></font></div></div>
In New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Wilde's sensually riveting historical romance, a young lady betrayed by her first love scandalizes society by becoming one of the world's most celebrated dancers and desirable women When dashing soldier and diplomat Brence Stephens rescues Mary Ellen Lawrence from a band of ruffians on the Cornish moors, a rare passion is ignited in their hearts. Yet when she needs him most, Brence abandons her. With the wild blood of her gypsy father running through her veins, Mary Ellen vows to someday pay him back as she travels to London, where she is determined to become the greatest ballerina in Europe. It's a promise she won't keep. She possesses something rarer than talent: star quality. Reborn as the fiery Elena Lopez, Mary Ellen dazzles the most powerful and celebrated men with her sultry performances. From princes to heads of state, her conquests include amorous composer Franz Liszt and Parisian literary lion Alexandre Dumas. But even as destiny carries her from the capitals of Europe to California's golden hills, Mary Ellen knows that only one man, the elusive, darkly compelling Brence, can satisfy the wild longings in her heart.
Over the course of a forty-year career in the worlds of law, sports, business, and politics, Ron Shapiro has worked with and advised an incredible variety of people. What he's found is that the secret ingredient for getting into the winner's circle is simply the discipline of methodical preparation: that old-school, step-by-step way of having all your ducks in a row, whether you are an executive getting ready to do a deal or make a speech; a pitcher studying the traits of opposing hitters and keeping a meticulous notebook of their strengths and weaknesses; an international trade negotiator who knows all about the issues and the people on the other side before sitting down at the table; or a surgeon who rehearses like a classical musician. Deep down, you know you should do it. But how often do you wing it and fly by the seat of your pants because "Gosh, I don't have time . . . I've done this before . . . I know what I'm doing"? It is obvious that you have to get ready for whatever game you're playing, but all too frequently methodical preparation is the missing ingredient in today's world of instant analysis, easy access to information, and glibness that sounds good at first but is unconnected with the reality at hand. InDare to Prepare, successful people such as wine guru Robert Parker, investment legend Bill Miller, pianist Leon Fleisher, Goldman Sachs partner Lisa Fontenelli, broadcaster Bob Costas, firefighter Ann Marie Tierney, New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, and many others share the way they apply discipline in preparing for career-changing games, deals, meetings, and interviews. Cal Ripken Jr. played thousands of games in the major leagues but prepared for each like it was his first. NPR host Liane Hansen has interviewed countless people but approaches each interview with the same meticulous research time and time again. Make sure there are no slips "twixt cup and lip" as you get ready for your next personal or professional challenge by daring to prepare. From the Hardcover edition.
Some things a woman never forgets.... AFRAID TO REMEMBER The crime Devon Landry had witnessed was so terrible that the very memory had retreated into the shadows of her mind. And it had made her do something even more painful--walk away from the man she planned to marry. But now her memory was returning, threatening her peace of mind--and her life. And the only person who could keep her alive long enough to testify against the killers stalking her was the man she'd left so long ago--Detective Mace Garrett. She had somehow found the courage to face the past. But did she have the courage to face the truth: that she'd never stopped loving this man?
A repair guide written especially for women.
There's no place like home! And that's why we're back. Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate is the sequel to Dare to Repair, the national bestselling home repair book for women. In our first book, we taught you how to fix a leaky faucet. In this book, we teach you how to replace it. In our first book, we showed you how to change the direction of ceiling fan blades. In this book, we show you how to install a new fan. We've gone from basic repairs to easy projects that can make your home more comfortable, more beautiful, and more valuable. We will show you how to: Put up a tile backsplash Install a closet system Install a deadbolt lock Replace a medicine cabinet Mount blinds, shades, and shutters Install landscape lighting And we provide easy, step-by-step instructions so you can get rid of the things in your home that are making you crazy: Ugly chandelier? Gone. Outdated vanity? Out of there. Broken garbage disposal? History. Torn wallpaper? Buh-bye. Incorporating detailed illustrations with witty and encouraging instructions, Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate will allow you to turn your project wish list into a can-do list.
Dear Diary, Ashley is so lucky. She's "in" with the older girls! They say I can be part of the group, too . . . but you'll never believe what they want me to do first! -- Mary-Kate Dear Diary, Awesome news! the coolest girls in the entire school want me to hang with them and help put together their Halloween party this year! Here's the not-so-awesome news: Mean Dana Woletsky thinks only she should be friends with the cool girls. And she'll do whatever it takes to keep me out of their group! -- Ashley
For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable.Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself. Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett's prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett uses real life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to counsel readers. Shows them how to find their true purpose and gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances, and to always be true to themselves.Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader to ask self-reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.
When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of-acceptance, faith, and identity-are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance..
"I dare you..."If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
"I dare you..." If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs-until the day her uncle swoops in, and Beth finds herself starting over at a school where no one understands her. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does. Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image is risking everything for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
A hot-air-balloon race with her daredevil boss! What if. . . a conservative young woman is offered the challenge of a lifetime? What if. . . she's paired with thrill-seeking sportsman Rafael Sandoval in a hot-air-balloon race with a fifty-thousand-dollar prize? What if. . . she needs to fly for a week with sexy Rafael, who doesn't even know the meaning of "afraid of heights?" This is the beginning of Amalia Catalon's great adventure. . . .
Stunt work is dangerous enough, but someone is looking to really push stuntman McCauley over the edge. So when Mr. Hardy agrees to look into Terrence's odd string of accidents, Frank and Joe decide to make it a family affair. Things get really interesting when Joe poses as Terrence to protect him--and when the culprit captures the Hardy boys' parents to use as bait.
This best-selling series motivates students with high-interest selections at a higher readability level. Emphasis is on reading nonfiction, answering critical thinking questions, and preparing students for state and national tests. Critical Reading , a perennial favorite for middle school and high school students of all ability levels, fascinates with astounding and intriguing stories of real-life adventure. Comprehension questions reinforce literal understanding, while critical thinking questions encourage students to consider the author's purpose, make inferences, identify cause and effect, and make predictions. The entire series is designed to reinforce state reading standards. The selections in the Critical Reading series are at the highest level of readability in our triple-threat offering which also includes The Real Deal and The Wild Side. Reading Level 6-8, Interest Level 6-12
Originally introduced in Roger Elwood's Angelwalk, the angel Darien is given the great honor and daunting responsibility of acting as the guardian of Jesus. But when Jesus is crucified, he begins to doubt the Creator's plan. An intriguing novel to deepen our understanding of the life of Christ.
Sharp, sarcastic, and efficiently lethal, John Charming would feel right at home having drinks with Dean Winchester and Harry Dresden. DARING, the second book in the Pax Arcana series, is just as addicting as the first. THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER...AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar -- keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind -- who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell a human from a mile away...no knight except one.John Charming. Ex knight. Current werewolf. Hunted by the men who trained him, he now might be their only salvation. But animal instincts are rising up to claim John more powerfully than ever before, and he must decide if this new leader of wolves is a madman...or a messiah.Short Fiction in the Pax Arcana world: Charmed I'm SureDon't Go Chasing WaterfallsPushing LuckSurreal EstateDog-Gone
PENHALIGON BRUSH LONGS for adventure and finds it aplenty in the seaside village of Porthleven. Within hours of his arrival, he is captured by armed ferrets and thrown into the dungeon of Furball Manor. Happily, he is rescued by friends. Unhappily, they explain that the dastardly wildcat, Sir Derek, and his ferret army plan to sink the ships of the princess of Spatavia that very night! Can Penhaligon and his unlikely band of resistors save the princess? Of course they can! This is an old-fashioned adventure story, told with great verve and a fresh wit. Filled with more than 50 black and white illustrations, it's a perfect book to entice newly independent readers. From the Hardcover edition.
Sir Neville Fortescue MP comes from a long line of rakes and hell-raisers--and he's determined to live a decent life. He certainly doesn't associate with women like the notoriously unconventional Diana, Duchess of Medbourne. But when Neville and Diana are forced together to help a servant girl, they plunge into a shady world of brothels, plots and murder. Neville realizes that he has underestimated the beautiful young widow--and his own love of danger and adventure. Could staid Sir Neville be a fit match for the Daring Duchess?
An inspirational guide for women that dares them to live life to the fullest Natasha Kogan dares any woman to use this book as a springboard to launch herself into a life that is more rewarding, exciting, interesting, and fun. On every page of her lively guide you will find a shot of energy and inspiration encouraging you to escape your hectic schedules, endless errands, and growing to-do lists, and find the time to do the things that make life more fulfilling. In 30 short chapters containing practical and refreshing dares, checklists, and inspirational sidebars, The Daring Female's Guide to Ecstatic Living will turn any woman into a daring female. Dare to take life's detours. Dare to look forward more than you look back. Dare to have a life wish list and to check off one wish every year. Dare to find what makes you ecstatic and do it for at least ten minutes a day. So go ahead, open this book to any page, and start living your life with gusto, guts, and satisfaction.
The captivating, untold story of the great explorer, David Livingstone: hisabiding faith and his heroic efforts to end the African slave tradeSaint? Missionary? Scientist? Explorer?The titles given to David Livingstone since his death are varied enough toseem dubious--and with good reason. In view of the confessions in his ownjournals, saint is out of the question. Even missionary is tenuous,considering he made only one convert. And despite his fame as a scientist andexplorer, Livingstone left his most indelible mark on Africa in an arena fewhave previously examined: slavery.His impact on abolishing what he called "this awful slave-trade" has beenshockingly overlooked as the centerpiece of his African mission.Until now.The Daring Heart of David Livingstone tells his story from the beginning of his timein Africa to the publicity stunt that saved millions after his death.
Tasked with covertly investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Charles Hunter finds himself reunited with Georgiana Huffington, darling of the ton, who broke his heart many years before. She's a woman with a mysterious past-mere days after taking their vows, Georgiana's two husbands have perished under dubious circumstances.As Charles works with Georgiana to prove her innocence, she finds herself captivated by the man he's become. Still devilishly handsome, he's now more guarded, more...dangerous. Georgiana fears she's losing her heart to him, but will her love make Charles the killer's next victim?