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Welcome to College 2nd ed: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey

by John Stonestreet Jonathan Morrow

"The single best volume I have ever read for preparing students for how to follow Jesus and flourish as his disciple in college."--J. P. MorelandIs there a more frightening question for a graduating high school senior than "What will you do with your life?" In college, whether they realize it or not, students will answer that question every day with each decision. All of the new friends and new experiences of higher education will shape their future. It's critical that students know how to handle college before they're in the thick of it.Jonathan Morrow tackles the tough questions that arise during these formative years, including:How do you grow spiritually?How do you manage your time to both study well and have fun?Is all truth relative?Are there good reasons to be a Christian?As a Christian, how should you view issues like dating and sex?Each chapter of this new edition has been updated, and the author has included a new chapter on Christianity, homosexuality, and the Bible. Grounded in both his own extensive experience and biblical truth, Morrow's book is full of quick, easy-to-read chapters and excellent advice.

And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World

by Lisa Van Engen

Equips parents to inspire kids to take on social injustice--at any ageWith the constant barrage of difficult stories through news and social media, today's kids are increasingly aware of the real problems real people confront every day. And they're quicker than ever to come to parents and other trusted adults to ask how they can help--or why they're not already doing so. And Social Justice for All equips Christian families to tackle social justice issues together. It inspires them to bring light and love to a dark and scary world.Educator and mom Lisa Van Engen creates innovative resources to engage kids in understanding and responding to fourteen justice issues such as clean water, creation care, immigration and refugees, hunger, race, and poverty. After placing each issue in kid-friendly context, she offers interactive features:High-interest conversation starters for each age group to challenge thinking and assumptionsA family devotional to anchor each social justice issue in God's WordEngaging, age-tiered activities for reading, playing, observing, creating, connecting, and experimenting in God's worldTips and internet links to extend awareness and invest resources in social justiceThroughout each chapter, children speak their own thoughts about injustice and what they think God is calling them to do.By looking at both the roots of injustice and what Christians can do right now to help, And Social Justice for All empowers both adults and children to encounter a broken world with insight and empathy. Simple yet powerful, it lights the path for families to make a real, God-directed difference together.

40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible

by Robert L. Plummer Benjamin L. Merkle

Organized around common FAQs, 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible tackles the major questions about biblical hermeneutics (i. e. , how to interpret and understand the Bible). Robert Plummer provides background information for getting started and general considerations for interpretation, and then examines specific genres and issues in recent studies of hermeneutics. The format of the book allows readers to pick and choose what issues are most pertinent to their interests and needs. Thought-provoking discussion questions after each topic make this ideal for both personal study and group study.

Design for Discipleship: Discovering God's Blueprint for the Christian Life

by J. Dwight Pentecost

Discipleship may be a popular term in Christian circles, but what does it really mean for the individual to follow Christ as a biblical disciple?

Portraits of Bible Men, Volume 2: Revised Edition with Discussion Questions for Individual or Group Study

by George Matheson

Learn about David, Solomon, Job, Elisha, Elijah, Lot, Ishmael, Melchizedek, Caleb, Aaron, Balaam, Boaz, and Gideon. A beautifully written and inspirational book, which is excellent for group study or personal devotions.

Josephus: The Essential Writings

by Flavius Josephus

An award-winning translation and condensation of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War. Translated and edited by Paul L. Maier.

Celebrate Jesus: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Praise and Worship Songs

by Shari Macdonald Phil Christensen

This sequel to the best-selling Our God Reigns tells the stories behind favorite praise and worship songs like "Ancient of Days"; "I Stand in Awe"; "Change My Heart, O God"; and "Awesome God. "

Our God Reigns: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Praise and Worship Songs

by Shari Macdonald Phil Christensen

Presents the stories behind twenty-five well-known worship songs including "I Want to Be Where You Are," "You Are My All in All," and "His Name Is Wonderful." Provides biographical sketches of the songwriters through a number of interviews and describes the major themes in each song.

The Bottom-up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

by Rob Kall

Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have all said that that change or growth happen from the bottom up.But what does it mean and how do you do “bottom up” better and smarter? Bottom up is a way of life and a way of doing business. Bottom-Up: The Connection Revolution, picks up where Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point left off. It is a how-to book for businesses, leaders, organizations, activists, and individuals, cracking wide-open humankind’s biggest trend in seven million years. By understanding the roots and implications of “bottom up” and “top down” you’ll be better able to tap the incredible power of this trend, as the billionaire founders of Google, Facebook, Craigslist and Twitter have done.

Reflections on a Life in Exile

by J. F. Riordan

A collection of essays by novelist J.F. Riordan, Reflections on a Life in Exile is easy to pick up, and hard to put down. By turns deeply spiritual and gently comic, these brief meditations range from the inconveniences of modern life to the shifting nature of grief. Whether it’s an unexpected revelation from a trip to the hardware store, a casual encounter with a tow-truck driver, the changing seasons, or a conversation with a store clerk grieving for a dog, J. F. Riordan captures and magnifies the passing beauty of the ordinary and the extraordinary that lingers near the surface of daily life.

The Eighteenth Green (A Jack Patterson Thriller #4)

by Webb Hubbell

Who was Harold Spencer? All D.C. Lawyer Jack Patterson knew was that Spencer’s dead body had been found on the 18th Green of Columbia Country Club, cancelling Jack’s Saturday golf game. Who is Rachel Goodman? Her name has been plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country for weeks, branded as a thief of confidential info vital to U.S. National Security and a spy for Israel. She is also the daughter of Jack’s long-time friend and mentor, Ben Jennings. Despite the opposition, Jack feels compelled to defend Rachel. He goes to work against the government, the all-powerful military-industrial complex, most of the press and Congress, all of whom are convinced that Rachel is guilty and should receive the death penalty for her treason. Clovis Jones, Jack’s friend, is the victim of a vicious attack. The more Jack digs, the more complicated and dangerous his work becomes. Even a volunteer group of Navy SEALs may not be enough protection.Jack discovers the key to Rachel’s exoneration lies with Harold Spencer, the man found dead on the 18th Green. Jack rushes to discover who killed Spencer and why, but the murderer has now trained his sights on Jack and will stop at nothing.

The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Acadia National Park (A National Park Series #3)

by Jeff Alt Hannah Tuohy

After Tommy “Bubba Jones” and his sister, Jenny “Hug-a-Bug,” inherit legendary time travel skills from their Papa Lewis, they quickly earn a reputation for solving National Park mysteries by using their magical skills. Now, they are in Acadia National Park in a race against time to solve another mystery. They time travel back hundreds and thousands of years and experience the formation of the mountains. They meet the park founders, Wabanaki Native Americans, witness the construction of the park, and learn about park secrets. They explore the park on land and sea and experience all sorts of wild creatures. Discover Acadia National Park with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.

Robert's Rules (North of the Tension Line #3)

by J. F. Riordan

As the new Chairman of the Town Board, Fiona Campbell finds that life has become a series of petty squabbles, dull meetings, and papers everywhere, all complicated by her guardianship of the as yet unidentified screaming goat. In desperation, she hires an unknown newcomer, the compulsively orderly Oliver Robert, to run her office and keep her organized.Roger’s fame as an idiosyncratic yoga practitioner continues to spread, and he and Elisabeth are looking for a new location to accommodate the growing crowds at their tiny coffee shop. Ferry Captain and poet Pali has an offer to leave the Island, and wonders whether it is time to introduce his son, Ben, to the larger world. Meanwhile, the Fire Chief is threatening to quit, and Fiona finds herself faced with an Island controversy and an unwanted set of new responsibilities.As Pete Landry prepares to leave for one of his regular journeys, Fiona begins to suspect that his life may be more than it seems. His secrecy raises doubts in her mind about whether he can be trusted, and their breakup plunges her into grief. The reliable Jim, always nearby, is all too ready to offer comfort.Robert’s Rules is Book Three in the award-winning North of the Tension Line series, set on a remote island in the Great Lakes. Called a modern-day Jane Austen, author J.F. Riordan creates wry, engaging tales and vivid characters that celebrate the well-lived life of the ordinary man and woman.

The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park (A National Park Series #2)

by Jeff Alt

After Inheriting legendary time travel skills from their Papa Lewis, Tommy "Bubba Jones," and his sister Jenny "Hug-a-Bug," embark on a Shenandoah National Park adventure to solve a family mystery. From the moment they reach the park entrance, the excitement begins. As they follow the clues, they travel back in time hundreds, thousands, and millions of years and come face to face with extinct creatures, endangered species, the areas first inhabitants, past presidents, former park residents, and some of the park founders. They travel deep down into mountain hollows, high up onto Talus mountain slopes, and discover more about the Shenandoah than they ever imagined. Explore the Shenandoah with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.

The Audacity of Goats: A Novel (North of the Tension Line #2)

by J. F. Riordan

All is not well north of the tension line. A series of unsettling nighttime incidents have left the islanders uncertain whether to be nervous or annoyed. Are they victims of an elaborate teenage prank, or is there a malevolent stranger lurking on the island? Meanwhile, out-of-state owners of a new goat farm seem to consider themselves the self-proclaimed leaders of the island; Pali, the ferry captain, is troubled by his own unique version of writer’s block; and Ben, the captain’s ten year-old son, appears to be hiding something. But it is only when the imperturbable Lars Olafsen announces his retirement, and Stella declares her candidacy for office, that the islanders realize trouble is brewing. Fiona must decide whether it is time to leave the island for good, or to make another reckless gamble.Book two in the award-winning North of the Tension Line series, The Audacity of Goats is the continuing tale of Fiona Campbell, and her reluctant adventures among the pleasures, mysteries, and exasperations of small town life

The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains (A National Park Series #1)

by Jeff Alt Hannah Tuohy

Tommy "Bubba Jones" and his sister Jenny "Hug-a-Bug" learn more about the Great Smoky Mountain National Park than they ever thought they would when Papa Lewis lets them in on a family secret: The family has legendary time traveling skills! With these abilities, Bubba Jones and Hug-a-Bug travel back in time and meet the park’s founders, its earliest settlers, native Cherokee Indians, wild animals, extinct creatures, and what the park was like millions of years ago. With this time traveling ability also comes a family mystery, but the only person who can help solve the mystery is a long lost relative who lives somewhere in the park. Explore the Smokies with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.

Christmas with Irena

by Irena Chalmers

Let Irena help you plan the sweets you serve and those you give away this holiday season. From muffins and pies to cakes and cookies Christmas with Irena: Confectionary Classics is your one stop guide to all of your holiday baking essentials.As the recipient of 12 Tastemaker awards and author of various cookbooks of all courses and cuisines, Irena Chalmers' recipes make perfect additions to all of your holiday traditions. Christmas with Irena presents short, simple, and easy-to-read recipes that look and taste irresistibly delicious. While these recipes are suitable for beginners, more accomplished bakers may find Irena's approach refreshing and practical, too.

Buried Memories: My Story: Updated Edition

by Katie Beers Carolyn Gusoff

UPDATED: New chapters from KatieIn 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life. Katie breaks her silence and reveals her inspiring healing process to the journalist who covered the story of the disappearance more than twenty years ago. Buried Memories is the only source that includes the complete details of her traumatic childhood, transcriptions of recordings from Esposito, a first-hand account of how Katie felt after Esposito's death in 2013, and Katie's hopeful view of the future as she looks back into her dark past.

Red Carpets & White Lies: A Novel

by Lea Black

In a city known for its never-ending parties, Miami socialite Leigh Anatole White hosts the most extravagant party of them all. Her annual Charity Ball, a star-studded benefit for troubled teens, is the most highly anticipated event of the season, and Leigh pulls out all the stops to ensure it doesn’t disappoint.This year—the tenth anniversary of the Ball—Leigh has decided to give Miami one last blowout before relinquishing her title as hostess. Suffice it to say, the pressure is on: this year’s Charity Ball simply must be the best yet. With help from her committee, a few close friends, a masterful personal assistant and her supportive husband, Leigh is poised to deliver. Even the dirty secrets and entanglements of her friends and pseudo-friends—the good-hearted, hard-drinking gossip queen Dixie Johnson; drag queen extraordinaire Diva Elaine Manchester; and bronzed, botoxed and backstabbing Katie Parker, to name a few—can’t slow her down.When an influential art dealer shows up, offering to provide high-end artwork for the Charity Ball’s auction, Leigh is thrilled. This is just what the gala needs to set it apart from previous years’, and after all of Leigh’s hard work, it looks as though the last Charity Ball may just live up to the hype. But as always in the world of Miami’s rich and shameless, a scandal is never far off…and this one hits everyone close to home.

Four Boots-One Journey: A Story of Survival, Awareness & Rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail

by Jeff Alt

Originally published as an award-winning paperback: A Hike for Mike. Jeff Alt takes you vicariously along the John Muir Trail, on an entertaining adventure, with his new wife, Beth. Jeff convinces Beth, a woman who prefers hotels, hot showers and warm beds to chuck her domesticated ways and hike over 218-miles which leads to lots of humorous moments. Together, they traverse three national parks, including the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney. Jeff is compelled to take Beth on a hike after her brother tragically dies by suicide. Jeff thinks the hike will do Beth some good. They walk in her brother's memory as a depression awareness campaign. The Alt's journey is full of inspiration and adventure; from menacing bears, to lightning bolts, mountain lions, food shortages, and altitude sickness. Beth discovers the trials and joy of backpacking and they emerge from the trail rejuvenated.

North of the Tension Line: A Novel (North of the Tension Line #1)

by J. F. Riordan

Fiona Campbell is a newcomer to tiny Ephraim, Wisconsin. Populated with artists and summer tourists, Ephraim has just enough going on to satisfy her city tastes. But she is fascinated and repelled by the furthest tip of Door County peninsula, Washington Island, utterly removed from the hubbub of modern life. Fiona's visits there leave her refreshed in spirit, but convinced that only lunatics and hermits could survive a winter in its frigid isolation. In a moment of weakness, Fiona is goaded into accepting a dare that she cannot survive the winter on the island in a decrepit, old house. Armed with some very fine single malt scotch and a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Fiona sets out to win the dare, and discovers that small town life is not nearly as dull as she had foreseen. Abandoning the things she has always thought important, she encounters the vicious politics of small town life, a ruthless neighbor, persistent animals, a haunted ferry captain, and the peculiar spiritual renewal of life north of the tension line.

Diary of a Rich Man's Kid: Old Hollywood, World Leaders, Movers & Shakers, and One Boy at the Center of It All!

by Charles C. Pettijohn Jr.

Charles C. Pettijohn, Jr. has met the notable and the notorious, the famous and the infamous. From a childhood surrounded by the stars of Old Hollywood to a career in the golden age of television and film, he has seen it all. Introduced by his daughter, Adrienne, Charles shares personal stories of life among American royalty in this intimate and folksy memoir. Frank and uncensored, Diary of a Rich Man's Kid shows the real side of many larger-than-life figures. Entertainment notables like Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds, and Red Skelton make appearances as well as world leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Kennedy. Diary of a Rich Man's Kid presents a funny and heartwarming peek inside a bygone era.

John H. Kampmann, Master Builder: San Antonio's German Influence in the 19th Century

by Maggie Valentine

Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had as a craftsman, builder, contractor, stonemason, construction supervisor, building designer, materials supplier, and business and civic leader for thirty-five years in San Antonio. He changed the face of the city from an adobe Spanish village to a city of stone and mortar. The book also looks at what it meant to be an architect, the business of building, and the role of immigrants. John and Caroline Bonnet Kampmann's de­scendants contributed much to the history of the city for generations. His client list reads like a Who's Who in 19th-century San An­tonio. His work included the Menger Hotel, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and the German-English School, as well as the Steves, Eagar, Halff, Groos, and Oppenheimer Houses. In addition he ran businesses from a bank to a brewery, and served as city alderman and fire captain. This study brings to light an important chap­ter in the formation of the urban fabric of San Antonio and its evolution into a multi-cultural community. Valentine explores the built environment as it exemplified the social, political, and economic history.

Live From Mongolia: From Wall Street Banker to Mongolian News Anchor

by Patricia Sexton

In 2006, author Patricia Sexton set out on a journey most of us have only fantasized about. She quit her job to pursue her dream. Thirty years old and a rising star at a Wall Street investment bank, Patricia wanted nothing more than to work as a foreign correspondent. So, that's just what she did, moving to Mongolia after landing an internship at the country's national TV station. Live from Mongolia follows Patricia's unlikely journey from Wall Street to Ulan Bator. Not only does Patricia manage to get promoted to anchor of the Mongolian news, she also meets some unusual people following unusual dreams of their own. There's the Mongolian hip-hop star who worked in London restaurants to make his dream come true or the French corporate exec now tracking endangered horses in the steppe. All this whilePatricia is living with Mongolian Mormons, camping with nomads in the Gobi desert, and even crashing Genghis Khan's 800th anniversary party. But of course Patricia has her fair share of stumbles, including a brief return to Wall Street--even after meeting with the president of CNN. Live from Mongolia is the story of this ongoing journey--from a corporate career to a dream job Patricia hadn't even imagined she would land.

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

by Jennifer Pharr Davis

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail. This is Jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears - a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness. By completing this extraordinary amateur feat, Jennifer rose above the culture of multi-million dollar sports contracts that is marked by shortcuts and steroids. This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable. Jennifer Pharr Davis is a modern role-model for women - and men. She is an authentic hero.

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