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Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel StoryChristian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.
The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist--a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s' counterculture. From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture. The creative synchronicity among Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan exploded out of the artistic ferment of the early sixties' roots and folk scene, providing the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. To those in the know, the Dead was an ongoing tour de force: a band whose constant commitment to exploring new realms lay at the center of a thirty-year journey through an ever-shifting array of musical, cultural, and mental landscapes. Dennis McNally, the band's historian and publicist for more than twenty years, takes readers back through the Dead's history in A Long Strange Trip. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, McNally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, but veers off into side trips on the band's intricate stage setup, the magic of the Grateful Dead concert experience, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a conversation among band members. He brings to vivid life the Dead's early days in late-sixties San Francisco--an era of astounding creativity and change that reverberates to this day. Here we see the group at its most raw and powerful, playing as the house band at Ken Kesey's acid tests, mingling with such legendary psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley "Bear" Stanley, and performing the alchemical experiments, both live and in the studio, that produced some of their most searing and evocative music. But McNally carries the Dead's saga through the seventies and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration, which have cemented a unique bond between performers and audience, and created the business enterprise that is much more a family than a corporation. Written with the same zeal and spirit that the Grateful Dead brought to its music for more than thirty years, the book takes readers on a personal tour through the band's inner circle, highlighting its frenetic and very human faces. A Long Strange Trip is not only a wide-ranging cultural history, it is a definitive musical biography.
Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won't be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn't a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player...but will his conscience let him take it?
The first book in R. F. Delderfield's bestselling A Horseman Riding By saga of twentieth-century England introduces Paul Craddock, a young war veteran who stakes his future on a neglected country estate in Devon After serving his country in the Boer War, injured Lieutenant Paul Craddock returns to England to resume civilian life. But things have changed since he joined the Imperial Yeomanry three years ago. His father has died, leaving Paul as heir to a scrap metal business he has no intention of continuing. Instead, he purchases an auctioned-off thirteen-hundred-acre estate in a secluded corner of Devon. Neglected and overgrown, Shallowford becomes the symbol of all that Paul has lost--and a reminder of the gentle place his homeland once was. And here, on this sprawling stretch of land, he will be changed by his love for two women: fiercely independent Grace Lovell, and lovely, demure Claire Derwent.Set in the English countryside in the first part of the previous century--from the long "Edwardian afternoon" following the death of Queen Victoria, to the gathering storm of World War I--Long Summer Day is the story of a man, his family, and a people struggling to adapt to life in a new world. Long Summer Day is the first novel in R. F. Delderfield's saga A Horseman Riding By, which continues with Post of Honour and The Green Gauntlet.
Journalist Jennifer Dade is on assignment, pretending that miserable isolation in upstate New York is the greatest thing ever. The only bright spot? The wickedly sexy recluse across the lake, who swims in the buff. Now, there's some wildlife a gal can enjoy watching over and over and over. Turns out Aaron Barksdale is hot enough to switch her damsel's distress into a damsel undressed! But Aaron is more than a hot summer night between the sheets- he's also an award-winning author who disappeared from the public eye years ago. Revealing all could be the scoop of the century, but only if Jennifer's willing to risk it all. Contains explicit descriptions of sex.
What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone?"The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google.However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know.The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches.
Three untamed Texas men are about to meet their matches--ready or not! REDBIRD: After years of heartache and drama, musician Hank Shoeman has come to the conclusion that love is nothing more than a nuisance! But a few days stuck in a mountain retreat with a beautiful woman could change the mind of any man.... PAPER HUSBAND: Hank Grant is not interested in marriage--been there, done that. But if it means saving his ranch then he'll commit, as long as it remains a business transaction. Of course, he didn't expect his wedding night to feel so real...and so right! CHRISTMAS COWBOY: Corrigan Hart hasn't escaped life without a few bruises, and it seems neither has Dorie Wayne--his long-lost love. After fleeing town from his rejection eight years ago, Dorie is finally back. Is she willing to give Corrigan another chance, before it's too late for both of them?
They're rugged and lean...and the best-looking, sweetest talking men to be found in the entire Lone Star state! CALHOUN, JUSTIN, and TYLER-the three cowboys who started the legend. Now they're back by popular demand in one classic volume-ready to lasso your heart! CALHOUN: When would the powerful rancher realize the possessive and protective feelings Abby aroused meant she was a grown woman ...? JUSTIN: The bitter rancher had dreamed of Shelby begging for his help-but when she finally needed him, how could he refuse? TYLER: The smooth-talking charmer always won over every woman he met-until he encountered plainspoken, irresistible Nell!
Find the best care in the right place at the right price with this all-in-one guide! Finding the right long-term care often means making difficult decisions during difficult times. Whether you're planning for the future or need to make a quick decision, Long-Term Care helps you understand the alternatives to nursing facilities and shows you how to find the best care you can afford. With Long-Term Care, you'll be able to: . evaluate long-term care insurance . arrange home care . explore options beyond nursing homes . choose a nursing facility . get the most out of Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs . protect your assets, and . recognize and prevent elder fraud. The completely updated edition includes an expanded discussion of Medicaid coverage, special long-term care insurance, assisted living, and long-term care. Plus, you'll get up-to-date benefit numbers, laws and taxes, and revised information on veterans' benefits. With sensitivity and clarity, Attorney Joseph Matthews gives you everything you need to help plan for and make the best arrangements for long-term care.
Matthews, an attorney, provides a guide to understanding and preparing for long-term care for both those who need it and those setting up or paying for that care. The book covers financial planning, whether to buy long-term care insurance, how to protect assets, care alternatives, and medical decisions. It also explains the role of geriatric care managers, the special needs of those with Alzheimer's or related conditions, protecting against elder fraud, how government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid assist financially, and types such as home care and residences. This edition contains a new chapter on hospice care and updated data on benefits laws and taxes, and resources and websites. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In more than fifty New York Times bestselling novels, Sandra Brown has captivated her millions of readers with stories of charismatic love and tantalizing twists of fate. In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years-- and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last. He arrived out of the blue-- a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies' man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he'd fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs's return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn't the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it's like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can't remember sleeping with Marnie-- then again, he can't remember much about his crazy past. But there's more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn't biologically hers. As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret ... one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone-- and the man she desires more than anything.
Deidre Clark-Morris is a faithful Christian who has everything she could dream of, except the children her heart longs for. Kenisha Smalls has lived in poverty all her life. She has three children by three different men and has just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. While the meeting between these two women appears accidental, it becomes their catalyst of hope. Neither woman expects the blessing that God has in store for her. While Deidre guides Kenisha on the path to eternal life with Jesus Christ, Kenisha teaches Deidre how to stand strong against the storms of life.
DJ Kitty Norville never much liked doing the nightshift at K-NOB, Denver's alternative radio station--that is, until the attack that made her a werewolf. Now her habits have become decidedly more nocturnal, not to mention reckless. One night, in a fit of boredom, she ditches the station's dull '90s format in favor of posing a question to her listeners: Do you believe in vampires? The startling answer: Yes. Suddenly calls from anguished, alienated, self-proclaimed vampires, werewolves and witches begin pouring in, with Kitty dispensing on-air advice with unexpected aplomb. And all at once The Midnight Hour--late-night radio's scariest, most surreal talk show--is born. But not everyone's thrilled with Kitty's newfound success. Carl, the alpha-male leader of Kitty's werewolf pack, takes her on-air bravado as a challenge to his authority. And Arturo, head of Denver's vampire families, is terrified she may let loose some privileged information that will be fatal to his kin. Either way, both honchos want her to quit. Then a deranged bounty hunter specializing in lycanthropes threatens to kill her on-air, forcing her to take werewolf form right in the studio ... causing the most privileged information of all to go public: her own secret identity. Ahh, but it'll take more than coming out as a werewolf to keep Kitty Norville sidelined. And here are her first three otherworldly adventures: In addition to Kitty and The Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, where she is invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of all supernaturals ... by a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator determined to expose her as a monster; and Kitty Takes a Holiday, but her longed-for Colorado vacation gets cut short when nearby livestock turn up mutilated ... with evidence of black magic afoot.
The Long Tomorrow is a 223 page science fiction novel written by the well regarded early fantasy writer Leigh Brackett and first published in 1955. The cover descriptions by Ace Books read as follows: Len Colter lived in a rural village two generations after The Destruction. The Destruction had been directed against the cities, and now cities were strictly prohibited. The Destruction had grown out of science. , Therefore science was also banned. But that which is prohibited is always tempting, and Len Colter was fascinated by rumors of a place where scientists still worked in secret. When he finally came across a radio box that worked, he was tainted forever . . . This is a different kind of science-fiction novel, with action and suspense that ranks with the best, yet written with a fine skill and insight that give it added depth and meaning in today's world. "You may think you are tired of prophecies of the decay of civilization after a destructive A-war; but let me assure you that Leigh Brackett has taken this subject and made it sparkling fresh by the warmth and perception of her writing. Miss Brackett's previous books have been sheer romantic space operas (which no one does better); but here she has created science-fiction to compare with serious mainstream literature." -H. H. Holmes New York Herald-Tribune "BY FAR LEIGH BRACKETT'S BEST NOVEL TO DATE AND COMES AWFULLY CLOSE TO BEING A GREAT WORK OF SCIENCE-FICTION. " "FANTASY AT ITS BEST." -Library Journal
The second son of Brazos Fortune, Samuel, is somewhat the lost sheep of the family. After he is run out of Texas, he ends up hiding out with his father and brother. Although he struggles to escape the consequences of his previous lifestyle, he refuses to talk about the past. Through it all, Samuel never gives up his Christian heritage.
A Canadian icon on his longstanding love of the West and his life in "one of the last true cowboy countries on either side of the border.""I live on a ranch about six miles east of the town of Longview and the old Cowboy Trail in the foothills of the Rockies. On a perfect day, like today, I can't imagine being anywhere else in the world. Of course, I'm not going to say there aren't those other days when you think, 'What am I doing here?' It's beautiful country and it can be brutally tough as well." --Ian TysonIan Tyson's journey to the West began in the unlikely city of Victoria, BC, where he rode his dad's horses on the weekends and met cowboys in the pages of Will James's books, and eventually followed that cowboy dream to rodeo competition. Laid up after breaking a leg, he learned the guitar, and drifted east, becoming a key songwriter and performer in the folk revival movement. But the West always beckoned, and when his marriage to his partner and collaborator Sylvia broke up and the music scene threatened to grind him down, he retreated to a ranch and work with cutting horses. Soon, he'd bought a ranch in Alberta and found a new voice as the renowned Western Revival singer-songwriter and horseman he is today. This book is Ian's reflection on that journey...From the Hardcover edition.
First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck's characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story "The Murder"; "The Chrysanthemums," perhaps Steinbeck's most challenging story, both personally and artistically; "Flight," "The Snake," "The White Quail," and the classic tales of "The Red Pony. " With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.
Pastor and cowboy Don Underwood's weekly columns for the last thirty years have touched hearts and changed lives. This collection of some of his best reminds readers how God is ever present, in the heat of the summer and the prayed for rain, in the lives of the least likely acquaintance and the best loved parent. It is his celebration of the everyday and Underwood's own recognition of the greatest beauty in the smallest of things that makes this a book readers will return to again and again. Topics include: The Journey, Nature, All God's Creatures, Priorities, The Circle of Life, and The Seasons. Either photographs or line drawings will illustrate selected essays or chapter openers.
On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying...<P><P> On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying...
When forty-three-year-old Fiona Edwards first sees the lanky backpacker striding up the lane toward her award-winning farmhouse bed-and-breakfast in the remote mountains of North Wales, she's puzzled. She's used to unexpected strangers, but few arrive on foot. The man to whom she opens her door is middle-aged, unshaven, sweat-soaked . . . and arrestingly handsome. What neither of them knows at that moment is that their lives are about to change forever.American Alec Hudson has carried the ashes--and the memory--of his late ex-wife, Gwynne, all the way from London's Heathrow Airport, honoring her request that he scatter them atop a mountain they had climbed together years before--the same brooding peak whose jagged cliffs rise to the sky from the back pastures of Fiona's farm. But the weather doesn't cooperate, and as Fiona and Alec wait for it to clear, they are drawn together by mutual loss, longing, and the miracle of love at midlife. On the day he finally reaches the summit, Alec is caught in a vicious hailstorm. As he struggles to descend, he stumbles upon the body of a man he recognizes from a photograph at the farm: it is Fiona's ailing and reclusive husband, David, and he is close to death.Will North's debut novel, The Long Walk Home, is a story about grief and hope, about love and loss, and about two people struggling with the agonizing complexities of fidelity--to a spouse, to a moral code, to each other, and to a passion neither thought would ever appear again. By turns lyrical and gripping, set amid a landscape of breathtaking beauty and unpredictable danger, this is a story you will not soon forget.For news, reviews, and a visual walking tour, visit WillNorthOnline.com. From the Hardcover edition.
The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth. A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping. " A new "America"--Valhalla--is emerging more than a million steps from Datum--our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government. Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.
Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's "Global War on Terror. " This "Long War" has left its imprint on virtually every aspect of American life; by considering it as a whole, The Long War is the first volume to take a truly comprehensive look at America's response to the national-security crisis touched off by the events of World War II. Contributors consider topics ranging from grand strategy and strategic bombing to ideology and economics and assess the changing American way of war and Hollywood's surprisingly consistent depiction of Americans at war. They evaluate the evolution of the national-security apparatus and the role of dissenters who viewed the myriad activities of that apparatus with dismay. They take a fresh look at the Long War's civic implications and its impact on civil-military relations. More than a military history, The Long War examines the ideas, policies, and institutions that have developed since the United States claimed the role of global superpower. This protracted crisis has become a seemingly permanent, if not defining aspect of contemporary American life. In breaking down the old and artificial boundaries that have traditionally divided the postwar period into neat historical units, this volume provides a better understanding of the evolution of the United States and U. S. policy since World War II and offers a fresh perspective on our current national security predicament.
Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers. Two bikers. One amazing adventure... After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. Inspired by their UNICEF visits to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Along the way they rode some of the toughest terrain in the world -- and met some of the friendliest people. They rode their bikes right up to the pyramids in Egypt and visited Luke Skywalker's house in Tunisia. They met people who had triumphed over terrifying experiences -- former childhood soldiers in Uganda and children living amidst the minefields of Ethiopia. They had a close encounter with a family of gorillas in Rwanda and were nearly trampled by a herd of elephants in Botswana. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humor and honesty they tell their story -- the drama, the dangers and sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.
New York Times-bestselling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line. <P> Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.<P> In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.<P> Intense, hilarious, provocative, and moving, A Long Way Down is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life.
In his memoir, Brokaw writes of his quintessential American experience, from his parents' life in the thirties to his early journalism career in the tumultuous sixties to the present day. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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