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Psalms10 sessions, 60-90 minutesExperience required: Beginning to ModerateMake a deeper connection to the world of the Psalms so that these well known scriptures can help you give voice to all aspects of our human experience---joy, faith, uncertainty and sorrow. During two weekly video segments, experience a varied presentation of individual psalm texts, including dramatic reading, music, dance, and images. Listen to insights into specific psalms presented by one of two biblical scholars through an informal, roundtable conversation format. Ideal experience for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship and would like to connect prayer practice with Scripture. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience. Sessions:1. Word of God, Words of Prayer2. The Prayer Book of God's People3. Praying the Psalms4. The Language of the Heart5. A Geography of the Imagination6. A Theology of the Imagination7. Lament and Praise8. Grace and Repentance9. Love and Wrath10. Hallelujah and AmenMichael Jinkins is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He serves as Dean of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he is also Professor of Pastoral Theology. Michael is the author of eleven books, including In the House of the Lord: Inhabiting the Psalms of Lament (Liturgical Press, 1998), Invitation to Theology (InterVarsity Press, 2001), and Letters to New Pastors (Eerdmans, 2006).
Invitation to Psychology, 6/e, shows students why scientific and critical thinking is so important in the decisions they make. In clear, lively, warm prose, this edition continues the title's integration of gender, culture, and ethnicity. By the end, readers will learn how to interpret research and to address and resolve controversies.
One Good Lady Is About to Go Bad. . . The only thing Miss Melissa Goodly has ever wanted out of a marriage is love. But any hope of that dissolves one wild night, when she loses herself in the arms of the most irresistible--and unobtainable--man in all of England. For when they are discovered in a position as compromising as it is pleasurable, she has no choice but to accept his proposal. Avowed bachelor Anthony Craven, Earl of Wickham, never meant to seduce an innocent like Melissa. Yet now that the damage is done, it does seem like she'd make a very convenient wife. After all, she is so naive he won't have to worry about ever being tempted. Or so he thinks, until the vows are spoken and they are left alone--and his new bride reveals a streak just as brazen and unrestrained as his own. . .
Catch Me If You CanPlagued by scandalous rumors, Rheda Kerrich will stop at nothing to restore her reputation and make an honest living for herself-and she's determined to do it without a husband. But times are hard, and smuggling is a risky though profitable trade. So when a dashing agent for the English government catches her in the act, she desperately resists his charms and conceals her illicit profession. Until she realizes he may be the key to her ultimate freedom-and unbridled passion . . . Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, has never had trouble beguiling the ladies of Kent. When his search for 'Dark Shadow,' a cunningly elusive smuggler, leads him to alluring and headstrong Rhe, her objections to his amorous advances merely incite a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Soon, they'll find the very secrets driving them apart could ensnare them in a love they can't escape . . . 'Passion, adventure, secrets and danger will keep you turning the pages. ' - Anna Campbell'A darkly sensual tale of intrigue, romance, and unexpected twists. ' - Lorraine Heath
Forbidden Affections by Jo Beverley The doors to romance can be found in the most unexpected places, especially when the notorious Earl of Carne moves into the mansion neighboring Anna Featherstone's London townhouse. Who knocks first remains the only question. . . The Pleasure Of A Younger Lover by Vanessa Kelly Clarissa Middleton cannot resist the ardent kisses of Captain Christian Archer, though they must meet in secret or risk the censure of London society. In each other's arms, desire and love melt two hearts into one. . . The Naked Prince by Sally MacKenzieJosephine Atworthy is shocked by the goings-on at her rich neighbor's house party. Quite shocked. But her demure charm beguiles a mysterious nobleman, who begs a kiss--then another. And in a twinkling they fall head over heels in love. . . A Summer Love Affair by Kaitlin O'Riley Unmarried. Unconventional. Unchaperoned. Miss Charlotte Wilson is free to do as she pleases and Gavin Ellsworth is dashing. Summer in Spain at a secluded villa is about to get a whole lot hotter. . .
The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition--revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy--and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.
Every year, scientists discover and explain new concepts and present new research. The best of these are integrated into the text, including hundreds of new references on many topics--among them the genetics of delinquency, infant nutrition, bipolar and autistic spectrum disorders, high-stakes testing, drug use and drug addiction, the importance of attachment and brain development throughout childhood and into the last years of our lives. Cognizant of the interdisciplinary nature of human development, I reflect research in biology, sociology, education, anthropology, political science, and more--as well as in my home discipline, psychology.
The Participant's Guide guides daily study and preparation for discussion in the weekly group meeting. The expectation for daily study will be no more than thirty minutes.
Mel Watson's just a normal girl until a cab ride turns into an invitation to a whole new life. It's not until she hears her cab driver being addressed as "Your Highness" that she realizes she's stumbled into a fairy tale....Prince Rikardo can't believe he's collected the wrong wannabe princess. Mel's far from the cynical social climber he planned for-the tempting softness in her eyes makes him wary. For Rikardo's long given up on love: he wants a temporary wife...and proposing to this sweet, ordinary girl feels all too real.
This unique text is arranged in three parts according to the Trinity's roles, relationships, and activity. Tennent questions whether missions as currently conceptualized is adequate and he challenges the reader by building the book around key theological foundations such as "mission dei" and the "new creation" vision for the global church. This volume will call and enable the reader to understand how missions is biblically and theologically basic to Christianity, and how missions is essential to living out an abundant and impassioned life.
Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy.Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Chiles vividly demonstrates how the battle between man and machine may be escalating beyond manageable limits -- and why we all have a stake in its outcome. Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe. Combining firsthand accounts of employees' escapes with an in-depth look at the structural reasons behind the towers' collapse, Chiles addresses the question, Were the towers "two tall heroes" or structures with a fatal flaw?
When life is painful, when the struggle is hard, when loneliness seems unconquerable, we are told God is there. But perhaps you have felt emptiness and silence instead of God's presence. Dr. Larry Keefauver, pastor and bestselling author, assures you that you can experience the direct, personal reality of God's love and support. In Inviting God's Presence, he gives you the keys to this life-changing relationship. Using a unique, interactive format, Dr. Keefauver takes you on an exciting twelve-week journey. In part one, you will learn how to tear down the walls, such as bitterness or despair, that may be keeping you from God. Through journaling, biblical readings, music, meaningful introspection, and calls to action, you will open an astonishing communication with God each and every day. In part two, the dazzling treasures lying ahead emerge when those walls are gone. In moments infused with joy, inspiration, and personal growth, you will find unconditional love, forgiveness, understanding, and even the miraculous. You need only to begin by taking the first step...and God is there, waiting for you. Discover... Relationship, not just belief... Becoming, not just stagnating... Excitement, not just routine... The wondrous, not just the expected... Presence, not just purpose... Book jacket.
A selection of Kanavi's poetry translated from Kannada into English.
FIRST-TIME FATHER...Rafe Ortiz didn't know a thing about babies. But as a DEA agent, he was an expert at spotting criminals. So when his new son's mobster uncle started asking too many questions, Rafe knew it was time to split. He needed the safety of Conard County.Then Rafe met Angela Jaynes. Being around Angela made Rafe want more than he'd ever thought possible. Would Rafe be able to protect his newborn son and convince Angela that the safest place for her was in his arms?CONARD COUNTY Where the Wyoming sky spreads bold and blue above men and women who draw their strength from the land and from the bonds of the love they share.
In this far-future reimagination of Moby-Dick, a desperate addict on a bleak and arid planet joins the crew of a whaling vessel to hunt the source of the drug he craves The powerful narcotic syncophine, commonly known as Flare, comes from only one source: the oil of the gargantuan whale-like beasts that swim the dust sea of Nullaqua. It was John Newhouse's addiction to the substance that made him a dealer and forced him to move to this airless, inhospitable planet But when the all-powerful galactic Confederacy declares Flare illegal, the needs of Newhouse and his clientele leave the desperate off-worlder no choice but to sign on as an able seaman aboard a dustwhaler and hunt the giant creatures himself. Joining a crew of junkies and misfits, including a mad captain with his own dark and secret agenda and a bewitching, batlike alien woman who is pained by human touch, Newhouse sets out across the silica ocean at the bottom of a seventy-mile-deep crater in search of release and redemption . . . and sails toward a fateful confrontation between man and beast that could lead to catastrophe. Bruce Sterling's debut novel is a remarkable feat of world building--imaginative, provocative, and smart, featuring an unforgettable cast of colorful characters. If Herman Melville's Moby-Dick unfolded on Frank Herbert's Dune, the result might be something akin to Sterling's extraordinary Involution Ocean.
This book comprehensively covers iodine, its chemistry, and its role in functional materials, reagents, and compounds.* Provides an up-to-date, detailed overview of iodine chemistry with discussion on elemental aspects: characteristics, properties, iodides, and halogen bonding* Acts as a useful guide for readers to learn how to synthesize complex compounds using iodine reagents or intermediates* Describes traditional and modern processing techniques, such as starch, cupper, blowing out, and ion exchange resin methods* Includes seven detailed sections devoted to the applications of iodine: Characteristics, Production, Synthesis, Biological Applications, Industrial Applications, Bioorganic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, and Radioisotopes * Features hot topics in the field, such as hypervalent iodine-mediated cross coupling reactions, agrochemicals, dye sensitized solar cells, and therapeutic agents
House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized-crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head in Dragaera City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera--long time friend, sometime ally--has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime. It doesn't make sense. Everybody knows Aliera's been dabbling in elder sorcery for ages. Why is the Empire down on her now? Why aren't her powerful friends--Morrolan, Sethra, the Empress Zerika--coming to her rescue? And more to the point, why has she utterly refused to do anything about her own defense? It would be idiotic of Vlad to jump into this situation. He's a former Jhereg who betrayed the House. He's an Easterner--small, weak, short-lived. He's being sought by the most remorseless killers in the world. Naturally, that's exactly why he's going to get completely involved...
A practical introduction for using iOS 6 to create universal appsIf you have prior experience programming in an object-oriented language and are eager to start building universal apps for iPad and iPhone (including the iPod touch), then this is the book for you! Using the latest version of iOS (iOS 6) along with the latest version of Xcode (Xcode 4.5), this book is a practical introduction rather than just a catalog of components. Full-color and packed with groundbreaking, innovative designs, this book teaches you how to create eye-catching, unique apps. Teaches you the various aspects of iOS development, beginning with getting started with iOS 6, getting Up to Speed with Xcode, and learning the tools and Objective-CReviews building the user interface with Xcode and Interface BuilderDetails how to set up your app in iTunes connect and distribute it through the app storeWalks you through adding features like geo-location and twitter sharing Helps you avoid common pitfalls and design decisions related to user experience and iOS programmingiOS 6 Foundations is organized so that each chapter builds on the previous, providing you with a finished app by the end of the book.
If you're getting started with iOS development, or want a firmer grasp of the basics, this practical guide provides a clear view of its fundamental building blocks--Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Touch. You'll learn object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Dozens of example projects are available at GitHub. Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 7--coming in December 2013. Explore the C language to learn how Objective-C works Learn how instances are created, and why they're so important Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project, from inception to App Store Discover how to build interfaces with nibs and the nib editor Explore Cocoa's use of Objective-C linguistic features Use Cocoa's event-driven model and major design patterns Learn the role of accessors, key-value coding, and properties Understand the power of ARC-based object memory management Send messages and data between Cocoa objects
Entirely rewritten for Apple's Swift programming language, this updated cookbook helps you overcome the vexing issues you're likely to face when creating apps for iOS devices.You'll find hundreds of new and revised recipes for using the iOS 8 SDK, including techniques for working with Health data and HomeKit accessories, enhancing and animating graphics, storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, and managing files and folders among them. Each recipe includes sample code on GitHub that you can use right away.Use CloudKit APIs to store information in the cloud with easeCreate custom keyboards and extensionsAccess users' health-related information with HealthKitInteract with accessories inside the user's home with HomeKitCreate vibrant and lifelike user interfaces with UIKit DynamicsUse the Keychain to protect your app's dataDevelop location-aware and multitasking-aware appsWork with iOS 8's audio and video APIsUse Event Kit UI to manage calendars, dates, and eventsTake advantage of the accelerometer and the gyroscopeGet working examples for implementing gesture recognizersRetrieve and manipulate contacts and groups from the Address BookDetermine a camera's availability and access the Photo Library
Learn iOS 8 essentials quickly and get more out of your iPad or iPhone!In this iOS 8 Crash Course, you'll quickly master new (and old) features in iOS. Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you'll get an overview of iOS 8's new capabilities along with directions for putting them to use right away. In addition to explaining system features like Siri, Spotlight, and Notification Center, Josh helps you explore the new Health app, plus discover what's different in iOS 8's most-changed apps: Camera, Phone, Photos, Mail, Messages, and Safari. Additional special topics cover accessibility, privacy, important apps to try, managing data usage, and improving battery life.You'll find answers to questions like these:How do I install a third-party keyboard, like Smile's TextExpander?How do I use iCloud Photo Sharing in Share sheets?What do I tap to send a voice message in Messages?Should I turn on iCloud Photo Library?What do I ask Siri in order to identify currently playing music?If I share my location in a group chat, is it shared with the chat or the people?How does the 2-minute delete feature work for media in Messages?How do I get quick access to Evernote and other apps in Notification Center?Where did the search field and toolbar go in Safari?How do I connect 1Password and Instapaper with Safari?Which feature should I turn on to make buttons easier to see?How do I hook apps into Apple's new Health app?Which apps are hogging my battery?How do I tell Siri who my mother is so I can call her by saying "Call Mom"?In Family Sharing, what should I expect from the Ask to Buy feature?How do I find those cool Flyover tours in Maps?How do I tell my iPhone to stop tracking my location?How can I enable/disable the Zoom screen magnifier quickly?How do I minimize an email message that I'm writing so I can check something else in Mail and then come back to it easily?Crash course? As part of our new Crash Course series, this book splits the first-rate content you expect from us into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. Because so many Take Control readers provide tech support to others, each concise chapter has sharing buttons and practical tweet-tips, making it easy to freely share a few pages with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and others who really need the information. Take Control Crash Courses have a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF while retaining a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobipocket.
Design, build, and publish an iOS game from scratch using the stunning features of iOS 9About This BookCreate storyboards in Xcode from concept to code and designChalk out your game's overall navigation and structureWork with 2D and 3D game development toolsWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for game developers who wish to develop 2D and 3D games for iPhone and iPad. If you are a developer from another platform, or game engine such as Android or Unity, a current iOS developer wishing to learn more about Swift and the latest features of iOS 9, or even if you are new to game development, then this book is for you. Some prior programming knowledge is recommended, but not required.What You Will LearnFamiliarise yourself with both basic and advanced Swift game development codeUnderstand the structure and flow of a typical iOS appWork with the SpriteKit framework to make 2D games, sprites, and overlaysDiscover 3D game development with SceneKitVisually design levels and game assets with XCode 7's latest featuresExplore the concept of component-based structuring with iOS 9's GameplaykitBeta test and publish your game with iTunes ConnectIn DetailGame development has always been a combination of programming and art, and mobile game development is no exception to this rule. The iOS platform has been both a staple in the ever-growing mobile game market, as well as a launching point for many game developers (hobby and career-wise). The features and frameworks available in iOS 9 continue to cater to the synergy of design and computer engineering, using tools that allow developers to take a game idea from concept to application in record time.Whether you are new to iOS and game development as a whole, or are an experienced programmer wanting to learn the latest features of the platform, iOS 9 Game Development Essentials will provide you with crucial insight into this widely used platform.Starting with the Swift programming language, this book gets the ball rolling with code concepts and game-centric code samples right from the get-go, giving you get a solid understanding of Apple's cutting-edge programming language. The book takes you through iOS game development concepts and introduces the various frameworks that allow you to develop robust, reusable, and intelligent game components in both 2D and 3D game environments.Style and approachThis book is a step-by-step guide into the code and concepts of iOS apps. Each chapter contains diagrams that showcase the features of the platform, along with code samples from Apple and code samples exclusive to this book.
This book follows a recipe-based approach that will heavily focus on the code and how to integrate the samples with the reader's projects.Each recipe consists of one or more methods that you can put directly into your app and use. This book is ideal for developers that want to create network applications for the Apple OS X or iOS platforms. All examples are written in Objective-C using XCode as the IDE. Knowledge of Objective-C and X-Code is essential.
If you've got incredible iOS ideas, get this book and bring them to life!iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple's mobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, and even the most seasoned app developers are looking for information on how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their app designs. That's where iOS App Development For Dummies comes in! Whether you're a programming hobbyist wanting to build an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expand into the iOS market, this book will walk you through the fundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOS crowd.Walks you through joining Apple's developer program, downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple's developer toolsExplains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps and how to use each device's features to your advantageShows you how to design your app with the end user in mind and create a fantastic user experienceCovers using nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much moreThere's no time like now to tap into the power of iOS - start building the next big app today with help from iOS App Development For Dummies!
Want to create robust, data-driven, iOS cloud apps? This book makes it easier!Apple's mobile operating system (iOS) supports iPhones, iPads, iPods and other Apple devices, and while even beginners can now develop apps to run just on these devices themselves, sometimes you want to create an app with more heft. Applications such as live weather reports or multi-player games require a lot of data to be pulled from outside--often from cloud-based Web Services, such as Google or Amazon. This book, written by application development expert Neal Goldstein, shows you how to weave all of this together to create robust iOS apps.Developers will learn how to get, post, and modify data as well as how to create and deploy new, app-specific Web Services. The book includes numerous sample programs such as Xcode projects, sample server code used to create Web Services in the cloud, desktop client back-ends, and more.Takes new and seasoned developers beyond the creation of simple client-based iOS applications to create more sophisticated, data-driven, cloud-based mobile appsExplains how to access existing Web Services from native iOS applications and also how to create and deploy new, app-specific Web ServicesIncludes sample programs such as Xcode projects with complete source code, and sample server code for creating cloud-based Web ServicesOffers valuable and hard-to-get information for new or veteran iOS developers, from small shops to enterprise iOS developmentShows you how to use iCloud and Core data to enable apps running on different devices to share dataConnecting your iOS app to the cloud just got easier, with iOS Cloud Development For Dummies.Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
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