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Between good intentions and great results lies a program theory-not just a list of tasks but a vision of what needs to happen, and how. Now widely used in government and not-for-profit organizations, program theory provides a coherent picture of how change occurs and how to improve performance. Purposeful Program Theory shows how to develop, represent, and use program theory thoughtfully and strategically to suit your particular situation, drawing on the fifty-year history of program theory and the authors' experiences over more than twenty-five years. "From needs assessment to intervention design, from implementation to outcomes evaluation, from policy formulation to policy execution and evaluation, program theory is paramount. But until now no book has examined these multiple uses of program theory in a comprehensive, understandable, and integrated way. This promises to be a breakthrough book, valuable to practitioners, program designers, evaluators, policy analysts, funders, and scholars who care about understanding why an intervention works or doesn't work. " -Michael Quinn Patton, author, Utilization-Focused Evaluation "Finally, the definitive guide to evaluation using program theory! Far from the narrow 'one true way' approaches to program theory, this book provides numerous practical options for applying program theory to fulfill different purposes and constraints, and guides the reader through the sound critical thinking required to select from among the options. The tour de force of the history and use of program theory is a truly global view, with examples from around the world and across the full range of content domains. A must-have for any serious evaluator. " -E. Jane Davidson, PhD, Real Evaluation Ltd. Companion Web site: josseybass. com/go/funnellrogers
Mary Renault's inventive debut novel: A love-triangle drama set against the backdrop of hospital lifeWorking in a hospital in 1930s Britain, two colleagues fall into an emotionally charged relationship. Vivian and Mic work demanding jobs and must endure long gaps between their secret meetings. But it is their relationship with Vivian's brother, Jan, a charismatic scientist, that really complicates their union. Before falling for Vivian, Mic had nursed feelings for independent-minded Jan. As for Vivian, her romantic experience has left her with doubts about commitment. For this fraught trio, big questions about love--what and whom it is for--demand answers.In this powerful, sparklingly written debut tale of romance between the wars, Mary Renault showcases the talents that made her one of the twentieth century's most beloved novelists.
CatKid is at it again! Spunk and personality make CatKid a natural performer, and she's the star in the class production of Snow White. Pretending to be in a deep sleep should be the hard part, but that's nothing compared to having to act like Billy the Bully is Prince Charming. Billy a Prince? That's not typecasting at all! The worst part is the dreaded kiss. CatKid is determined to find a way out of it, but will she have to forfeit the spotlight? Or will our star live happily every after?
A millionaire cowboy must woo a single mom to earn his inheritance! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann... Single mom Nina Lowery has never understood the sex appeal of cowboys. Until she brings her son to a weeklong horse camp and meets the wealthy rancher in charge... Seduction isn't part of Alex McNair's plan to earn his piece of his family's estate. Yet plans have a way of changing. Nina and her little boy hold the key to Alex's future. Breaking the promise he made to his dying grandmother is not an option...but neither is breaking Nina's heart.
Allison Beaumont is beautiful, popular, wealthy, and she's just been crowned the Rose Festival Princess. But when dead roses begin arriving on her doorstep and threatening phone calls follow, Allison realizes she's paying a high price for her throne. Jennie McGrady has only one goal in life: to find her father. But Allison's plea for help tears Jennie away from her search and involves both of them in a dangerous race to hunt down the Portland stalker. Rocky is the Beaumont's handsome gardener, but with no dirt on his hands and a lot on his character, Jennie's wondering if Rocky's interested in something other than flowers. Something sinister is going on . . . Pursued
Now that she's discovered the secret about her past, Amy Candler is trying to deal with the reality of who she is. Having an overprotective mother doesn't help. So Amy is thrilled when her mom is swept off her feet by a handsome man. But appearances can be deceiving. Amy starts getting bad vibes about her mother's inquisitive boyfriend. She starts fighting with Tasha, her best friend, who dismisses her worries. She starts meeting with the elusive Dr. Jaleski, who may be able to help her--but only by putting his own life in danger. She starts searching for other "perfect" girls just like her. This time it's up to Amy to protect herself--and those she loves--before it's too late.
Building on his previous groundbreaking work, Peter Ralston once again proves to be a sure-footed guide for readers seeking to negotiate the challenging terrain of personal and spiritual growth. In accessible language, Ralston demonstrates how the lofty goals of self-transformation and enlightenment can be achieved with a no-nonsense approach available to anyone willing to reach beyond their current experience of self and reality. Pursuing Consciousness is a down-to-earth handbook for staying focused on the work at hand, even while tackling such unsettling tasks as investigating deeply ingrained psychological beliefs and identifying common areas of misunderstanding that hamper transformative growth. Ralston explains that deeper levels of consciousness aren't just for monks--anyone can have an enlightenment experience. He shows that enlightenment does not transform the self, and transforming the self does not produce enlightenment. Once we grasp that these two pursuits take place in entirely different domains of consciousness, we can use each to empower the other. Ralston provides specific tools for changing the very person that we experience being. His work has been acclaimed by people from a diverse range of disciplines--including spiritual teachers, psychiatrists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and artists. As with Ralston's previous works, this book points the way to a direct encounter with the true nature of Being and the possibility of real personal change.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Holiness is something to be pursued, though never in our own strength. Here Jonathan Edwards explores the believer's essential role in God's work of sanctification. The three sermons made accessible in this volume--"The Character of Paul an Example to the Christians," "Hope and Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation and Repentance," and "The Preciousness of Time"--guide us past the rival pitfalls of lawlessness and works-righteousness.
This long synopsis is taken from the back cover of the book: "From career to family, relationship to personal goals, our lives are filled with important decisions. Learning to discern and follow God's will for our lives is one of the most important issues in the life of every believer. In pursuing the Will of God, beloved author and pastor Jack Hayford uses the life of Abraham as a template, teaching how God is faithful to reveal His will for our lives as we allow Him to daily lead the way. "Abraham, to whom God promised descendants as numerous as the stars and the sand of the sea, wrestled with doubts and fear just like the rest of us. He was led through seasons of glorious success, humiliating failure, and long years of waiting -- but in the end, God called him 'friend' and faithfully fulfilled all of His promises. Through the pages of Pursuing the Will of God, Jack Hayford offers meaningful reflection on the life of the one the Bible calls the 'father of the faithful,' showing us that we too can learn what it means to be a faithful friend of God. . . just as He is to us. "JACK HAYFORD serves as chancellor of the King's College and Seminary in Van Nuys, CA, Church On The Way. His ministry reaches around the world through television, radio, books, and music. He is the author of over thirty-five books including Worship His Majesty, and served as the general editor for The Spirit-Filled Life Bible. He has also composed over 600 songs including the widely sung 'Majesty.' "
To escape justice, a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugee The thousand-year Reich is crumbling, and the Red Army races toward Berlin. As the senior leadership of the Nazi party burns its files and flees the country, Colonel Helmut von Schraeder takes a different approach. After years in charge of the concentration camp at Lublin, he knows the Russians will not spare him. And so he throws away his uniform and asks a plastic surgeon to give him a disguise no one will question: that of a Jew. Schraeder disappears among the men and women he has spent the war torturing. When they are rescued, he is treated as a refugee. In Palestine, he is swept up in the fight for Israeli independence, becoming a hero for a people whom he tried so desperately to destroy. But von Schraeder's past is not finished with him, and as the hate within his soul burns ever brighter, he knows he will have to answer for his crimes.
Book 6 in the Christian Heritage Series: The Chicago Years. The family faces trouble in the form of a mob warning, an aunt's illness, Hildy's broken heart, and Rudy's difficult and tiring new job.
"Perry is the best suspense writer in the business. . . . Pursuit is relentless, filled with twists and turns, that rare page-turner that keeps one reading late into the night to finish. " -The Boston Globe Thirteen bodies are found in a Louisville restaurant. When the police can find no suspect or motive, a victim's family seeks the services of the enigmatic and solitary specialist Roy Prescott, known for his ability to find people who don't want to be found. Working outside the law and willing to do what the police can't, Prescott hunts the killer, an elusive adversary who is as smart, as methodical, as deadly as he is. The only way to conduct this pursuit is to goad the killer into believing that he must kill Roy Prescott. It is a contest fought from one end of the country to the other, and both men understand that when it's over, only one of them will be alive. From the Paperback edition.
People want to be happy. Nothing could be more obvious, and yet this common and evident goal is not as easy to achieve as it is to desire. The Christian tradition has understood happiness to be gained through relationship with God, and it has much to say about what will make us truly happy and what will not. This book examines happiness from a Christian perspective, using John Wesley as the focus of study because he understood happiness with God to be the very goal of Christian life. He also understood that Christian happiness needed to acknowledge the difficulties of life. This book seeks to learn from the wisdom of the past in order to imagine how Christians today might talk about happiness in a way that is faithful to the tradition and engages the world as well.
Because God is holy, He wants His people to be holy. This book explains what holiness is, the difficulty of pursuing personal holiness, what God will do for us, and what He expects us to do ourselves.
We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry--not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the unceasing improvement of self and society? The Pursuit of Laziness examines moral, political, and economic treatises of the period, and reveals that crucial eighteenth-century texts did find value in idleness and nonproductivity. Fleshing out Enlightenment thinking in the works of Denis Diderot, Joseph Joubert, Pierre de Marivaux, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Siméon Chardin, this book explores idleness in all its guises, and illustrates that laziness existed, not as a vice of the wretched, but as an exemplar of modernity and a resistance to beliefs about virtue and utility.Whether in the dawdlings of Marivaux's journalist who delayed and procrastinated or in the subjects of Chardin's paintings who delighted in suspended, playful time, Pierre Saint-Amand shows how eighteenth-century works provided a strong argument for laziness. Rousseau abandoned his previous defense of labor to pursue reverie and botanical walks, Diderot emphasized a parasitic strategy of resisting work in order to liberate time, and Joubert's little-known posthumous Notebooks radically opposed the central philosophy of the Enlightenment in a quest to infinitely postpone work.Unsettling the stubborn view of the eighteenth century as an age of frenetic industriousness and labor, The Pursuit of Laziness plumbs the texts and images of the time and uncovers deliberate yearnings for slowness and recreation.
Nancy Mitford's most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric. Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the blustering patriarch, known to hunt his children when foxes are scarce; Aunt Sadie is the vague but doting mother; and the seven Radlett children, despite the delights of their unusual childhood, are recklessly eager to grow up. The first of three novels featuring these characters, The Pursuit of Love follows the travails of Linda, the most beautiful and wayward Radlett daughter.
What lengths would a young lady go to in her pursuit of the perfect match? And how far would a gentleman go to stop her? Cassandra Effington is one of the most delicious debutantes to ever waltz across a London ballroom. But while her identical twin sister Delia is now wed, Cassandra is still unclaimed, and everyone agrees her standards are entirely too high. So how could she possibly lose a most unseemly wager with the handsome, scandalous Viscount Berkley? The proposition: She will find him an ideal bride well before he finds her the perfect match. But Lord Berkley intends to be very hard to please. He's already chosen the right woman, and no lady Cassandra puts forward to him will be perfect enough save the luscious Cassandra herself. And he'll do whatever it takes to make certain no gentleman he introduces her to is enticing enough, until she realizes that the perfect object in her pursuit of marriage is none other than the viscount himself.
"Be holy as I am holy," says the Lord.It's the most extravagant--and audacious--invitation ever sent: Or in the words of Jesus: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." But can that really happen? Is holiness an achievable goal for sinful human beings? That's the ultimate focus of this thoughtful, thorough, and engaging study of what it means to be holy. Drawing on the Bible and Christian thinkers through the ages, Simon Ponsonby affirms that because of God's gracious love and desire for communion with us, he has done what is possible for us not only to pursue holiness, but to achieve it. While we can never count on attaining moral perfection in this life, we need not settle for less than increasing victory over sin. And as more and more Christians choose to partner with God in the ongoing process of sanctification, we set the stage for revival.
What was to be a grand adventure for Melissa MacGregor -- an escape from the wilds of her Scottish home into the whirl of the London social scene -- seems to pale before the promise in the passionate gaze of Lincoln Ross Burnett. Though they exchange but a few words before parting after a chance encounter on her grandfather's lands, Melissa instantly knows this bold stranger is her destiny, while Lincoln realizes his heart has been claimed forever and he will never be complete until Melissa MacGregor is his bride. But there are serious obstacles impeding the well-smitten Viscount Cambury's pursuit of glorious romance: sixteen of them -- all big and brawny, six named Ian and all named MacFearson. The bane of Lincoln's youth, Melissa's stifling, disapproving uncles are now determined to rob him of his newfound happiness. Yet he is equally resolved to confront the peril -- and to pursue his exquisite obsession all the way to London. . . and to the ends of the earth, if necessary.
Boba Fett is in danger. He's been captured by his enemies, his life nearly forfeit. His job for Jabba the Hutt is far from done. Things are looking grim... But Boba Fett didn't become the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy through defeat. Now he must turn the tables and come out on top -- to ensure his infamous future.
Push is the thrilling sequel to Rush in Eve Silver's series The Game, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game--it's life and death.Miki Jones can no longer live by her own rules. The mysterious Committee and the Game they pull her into has taken over her life. There are no answers, and when Miki is forced to make tough decisions, she begins to see the Committee in a new and even more dangerous light.Eve Silver's novel is perfect for fans of The 5th Wave and offers science fiction and gaming fans romantic thrills at a breakneck pace. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong says, "Smart and original, Rush is an action-packed ride with plenty of heart."
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