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Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

by Andrew Zolli Ann Marie Healy

IN THIS TIME OF TURBULENCE, scientists, economists, social innovators, corporate and civic leaders, and citizens alike are asking the same basic questions: What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers--for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as a whole? The answers to these vital questions are shaping a new field of inquiry, and a new agenda, focused on resilience: the ability of people, communities, and systems to maintain their core purpose and integrity amid unforeseen shocks and surprises. By encouraging adaptation, agility, and cooperation, this new approach can not only help us weather disruptions, but also bring us to a different way of being in and engaging with the world. Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to the back streets of Palestine, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy relate breakthrough scientific discoveries, pioneering social and ecological innovations, and important new approaches to constructing a more resilient world. Along the way, they share insights to bolster our own psychological resilience, foster greater stability within our communities, and establish leadership imperatives for more resilient organizations. Zolli and Healy show how this new concept of resilience is a powerful lens through which we can assess major issues afresh: from business planning to social development, from urban planning to national energy security--circumstances that affect us all. Provocative, optimistic, and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on why some systems, people, and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.

More Songwriters on Songwriting

by Paul Zollo

The long-awaited sequel to Songwriters on Songwriting, often called "the songwriter's bible," More Songwriters on Songwriting goes to the heart of the creative process with in-depth interviews with many of the world's greatest songwriters. Covering every genre of popular music from folk, rock 'n' roll, Broadway, jazz, pop, and modern rock, this is a remarkable journey through some sixty years of popular songwriting: from Leiber & Stoller's genius rock 'n' roll collaborations and Richard Sherman's Disney songs to Kenny Gamble's Philly Sound; Norman Whitfield's Motown classics; Loretta Lynn's country standards; expansive folk music from Peter, Paul, and Mary; folk-rock from Stephen Stills; confessional gems from James Taylor; poetic excursions form Patti Smith; Beatles magic from Ringo Starr; expansive brilliance from Paul Simon; complex melodic greatness from Brian Wilson; the most untrustworthy narrator alive in Randy Newman; the dark rock theater of both Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie; the sophisticated breadth of Elvis Costello; the legendary jazz of Herbie Hancock; the soulful swagger of of Chrissie Hynde; the funny-poignant beauty of John Prine; the ancient wisdom fused with hip-hop and reggae of Matisyahu; and much more. In all of it is the collective wisdom of those who have written songs for decades, songs that have impacted our culture forever.

William's Doll

by Charlotte Zolotow William Pène du Bois

Left Jacket: "William wants a doll--to hug, to feed, to tuck in, and kiss goodnight. `Don't be a creep,` says his brother. `Sissy, sissy,` chants the boy next door. His father buys him trains and a basketball--but not the doll that William really wants. Then one day, someone comes along who understands why William should have his doll. Written by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the Newbery Award-winning author and Caldecott Honor Award-winning illustrator William Pène du Bois, William's Doll is a groundbreaking classic that will warm the hearts of many generations to come."

The Lords of Salem

by Rob Zombie B. K. Evenson

"The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more detail," says Rob Zombie. "The book and the film really complement each other."From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood...THE LORDS OF SALEMHeidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information.She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?As old bloodlines are awakened and the bodies start to pile up, only one thing seems certain: all hell is about to break loose.

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 4

by Zack Zombie

In this latest Minecraft adventure, 12 year old Zombie and Steve have accidentally switched bodies and must pretend to be each other until they figure out a way to switch back. Zombie must go to human middle School and try to figure out the crazy life of a middle school kid. And Steve has to live among the Zombies, Creepers, Skeletons and Slimes of Minecraft, while he pretends to be a Zombie himself. Jump into the fun of this crazy and zany Minecraft adventure, today.

Dead Inside: Do Not Enter

by Lost Zombies

Post Secret meets World War Z in this chilling vision of the fallout following a global zombie pandemic. A gradual mutation of a virulent strain of super flu gives rise to millions of the undead, who quickly overwhelm treatment facilities and swarm cities around the world, leaving survivors on their own against a legion of the infected. This chilling story is told through the scraps of paper, scrawled signs, and cryptic markers left by survivors as they struggle to stay alive and find those they ve lost in a world overrun by zombies. Through these found notes and messages letters to loved ones, journal fragments, confessions, and warnings readers can uncover the story of what went wrong, and come to know the individual voices of those affected by the zombie crisis.

The King James Version Beginner's Bible, Holy Bible

by Zonderkidz

Ready for your first “real” Bible? Great! You’ll love how you can read this Bible all by yourself. The print is easy to read and The Beginner’s Bible® art is fun and will help you better understand the stories in the Bible. Features include: • Presentation page so you can make this Bible your own • Complete text of the King James Version • Large print (11.5-point font) is easy to read • 20 full-color pages of The Beginner’s Bible illustrations help you better understand the stories • KJV dictionary concordance will help you when you come to a word you don’t know • Words of Christ in red to easily see where in the Bible Jesus speaks

Amplified Cross-Reference Bible

by Zondervan

The Amplified Cross-Reference Bible offers the full text of the popular Amplified® translation along with an extensive center-column cross-reference system to help you get the most out of your Bible-reading experience. The Amplified Bible is designed for readers who want to understand all the rich nuances of the original Bible languages. No working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses, and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the deeper meaning behind the message of Scripture unfolds as you read.

Amplified Study Bible, eBook

by Zondervan

Grasp the full meaning behind the original Greek and Hebrew texts with the first-of-its-kind Amplified® Study Bible, featuring verse by verse study notes and the text of the newly revised Amplified translation. The Amplified® translation was created to deliver enhanced understanding of the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages. For this kind of study, no working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. Now the updated Amplified translation is even easier to read and better than ever to study and understand. It includes more amplification in the Old Testament and refined amplification in the New Testament. Additionally, the Bible text has been improved to read smoothly with or without amplifications, so that the text may be read either way. It’s the same study material that Amplified readers love, now with even clearer wording for deeper understanding. A unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages More than 5000 concise study notes provide helpful, practical, application-oriented comments on passages of Scripture and open the Word for readers to apply it to life 330 practical theological notes draw attention to important doctrinal content in the Bible and explain how to apply it every day Book introductions give background information about each of the Bible’s 66 Books Translators’ footnotes offer clarification and information about original-language texts A topical index provides an alphabetical listing of key words and study topics and their related passages

Daily Guideposts 2016: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

by Zondervan

Daily Guideposts, America’s best-selling annual devotional, gives you 366 days of inspiration that will help you grow in your faith every day of the year. Daily Guideposts 2016 centers on the theme “Abide in Me” from John 15:4, 9 and is filled with brand-new devotions from forty-nine writers. Each day readers will enjoy a Scripture verse, a true story told in an informal style, which shares the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to bring focus and help you apply the day’s message. “Digging Deeper,” additional Bible references that relate to the day’s reading, as well as space to record “God’s Abiding Love,” are also included. Enjoy returning writers like Debbie Macomber, Edward Grinnan, Elizabeth Sherrill, Patricia Lorenz, Julia Attaway, Karen Barber, Katie Ganshert, Marion Bond West, and Rick Hamlin, plus two new contributors. In just five minutes a day, Daily Guideposts helps you find the spiritual richness in your own life. Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, Daily Guideposts has sold more than twenty million copies.

Exodus

by Zondervan

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Holy Bible, KJV (Red Letter Edition)

by Zondervan

Enjoy the beauty and poetry of the King James Version Bible in this intuitive, searchable eBook edition. The font is crisp and clear, and readability is great on both E-Ink® screens and color screens. With fast page turns and a numbered footnoting system that allows you to easily jump from Bible text to footnote and back again, as well as a “How to Use This Bible” page, navigating the King James Version Bible has never been easier. Read the Bible on your device just as if you were reading a physical book. Make the King James Version eBook one of your favorite reads today.

Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional

by Zondervan

Jesus isn’t just found in the New Testament of the Bible—mentions and whispers and echoes of him can be found throughout the Bible. There are hundreds of clues and promises about Jesus in the Old Testament, which are fulfilled in the New Testament. This 365-day devotional for ages 8–12 unpacks those verses from the beginning of the Bible story to the wedding of the Lamb in Revelation. Each devotional includes a Scripture, an explanation, and a prayer for reflection to help children discover the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus is a promised fulfilled for all of us. God promised he would send a deliverer, and he did. Jesus is ready and waiting for you.

Jesus, I Need You: Devotions From Your Heart to His

by Zondervan

This beautifully packaged devotional is unique, written in the form of a letter from the reader to Jesus. Each devotion focuses on topics such as needing to slow down, stress less, rely on His strength, make wise decisions, further His kingdom, as well as praise and thank Jesus. Arranged topically, each entry features a letter to Jesus that reminds the reader that we are not alone with our triumphs or tragedies, and that Jesus walks every step of every day with us. Every devotion has a Bible verse to reflect on as well as a takeaway message for the day, to provide comfort, encouragement, and strength for the reader. At the end of each devotion, there is space for the reader to record their thoughts, prayers, or even write their own letter to Jesus. This book puts life in perspective each day in a personal and intimate way.

Keeping Company with God: A Prayer Journal

by Zondervan

What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? Every faith has some form of prayer. Yet often we find ourselves doubting its purpose and even its effectiveness. Allow this journal to help you reflect and record your deepest questions and longings on this perplexing topic. Specifically tied to Philip Yancey's Prayer, this journal includes Scriptures, quotes, excerpts from the book, and questions to use for reflection.

KJV, Believe, eBook: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus

by Zondervan

Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, KJV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. General editor and pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHO AM I BECOMING? Each chapter uses short topical passages from the classic King James Version to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this book, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything. Using this edition of Believe, church families around the globe can now embrace a full ministry year through worship services, small group studies, and family activities. Learn more about this church-wide experience at BelieveTheStory.com.

Manual: The Bible for Men

by Zondervan

Manual: The Bible for Men helps you to see yourself as God sees you and motivates you to redeem your God-given passions, drives, and purposes so you can live out your faith. “Myth” articles refute society’s myths with the truth of God’s Word; “Factoid Profiles” reveal must-know, interesting facts about selected men of the Bible whom God used despite their failings; “Downshift” notes ask penetrating questions to reflect on, either alone or with a friend or mentor; “Knowing God” callouts highlight the attributes of God as shown in Scripture and what they reveal about your identity as a man; “At Issues” notes discuss important life topics such as money, sex, and pride; and book introductions, a topical index, and articles on relevant topics make this Bible a helpful tool for you or any man. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

New Women's Devotional Bible

by Zondervan

An all-new devotional Bible, the New Women's Devotional Bible helps a new generation of Christian women apply God's Word to their lives. It includes a fullyear of all-new devotions by women of God. Added features from its bestselling predecessor make this Bible more engaging, practical, and versatile. Features Include:* Complete text of the NIV---the most read, most trusted Bible translation* A full year of weekday and weekend devotions bring insight and inspiration. Also included are questions for reflection to help women apply God's Word to life. * Devotions by well-known---and not-so-well-known women of God, including Joni Eareckson Tada, Elisabeth Elliot, Lynne Hybels, Anne Graham Lotz,and Katie Brazelton* Multiple reading plans for year-after-year use* Introductions for each book of the Bible* 500 callouts spotlighting key verses of the Bible for memorization and contemplation* Author index with biographical information on each contributor* Subject index to help you locate topics easily* Presentation page* Double-column format

NIV Busy Family Bible: Daily Inspiration Even If You Only Have a Minute

by Zondervan

Got a minute? Only a minute? This Bible is thoughtfully designed for your busy family. We’re all looking to spend quality time with our families while deepening our faith, but who has the time? Packed with inspirational devotions—each providing a prayer, fun family activity, as well as options to go deeper into the Bible as time allows—the NIV Busy Family Bible is the perfect companion for families constantly on the go.

NIV Busy Life Bible: 60-Second Thought Starters on Topics That Matter to You

by Zondervan

Got a Minute? Only a minute? This Bible is designed just for you. We are all looking for inspiration to round out our busy schedules and provide a little perspective in life. Packed with one-minute “Thought Starters”—each providing a single memorable word to focus on—and options for “Digging Deeper” into the Bible as time allows, the NIV Busy Life Bible is the perfect study tool for you as you balance your busy life and your desire to maintain a deep connection with God. NIV ©2011 The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

NIV Couples' Devotional Bible

by Zondervan

With devotions that reflect the concerns many couples face today, the bestselling NIV Couples’ Devotional Bible is designed to help you build your relationship on the one foundation you can count on: God’s Word. The devotions cover many topics including: communication, work and careers, sex, money, fears, setting goals, step-parenting, forgiveness and more. And because it’s developed in partnership with the team at Christianity Today International you can be confident that the devotions are relevant, trusted, and honest. Features: • New International Version Bible: the world’s most popular modern-English translation • 260 weekday devotions by contributors such as Lauren Winner, Jennifer Schuchmann, Wayne Brouwer, and Carla Barnhill • 52 weekend devotions include advice from bestselling writers, marriage therapists, and pastors, including Les and Leslie Parrott, Gary Thomas, Bill and Lynne Hybels, John Townsend, Henry Cloud, and Gary Smalley • Weekend devotions also contain tips, helps, quizzes, activities, and a “Let’s Talk” section that promotes application and interaction • Book introductions • Subject index, list of contributors… and more

NIV Essentials Study Bible: Easily Grasp the Fundamentals of Scripture through Lenses from 6 Bestselling NIV Resources

by Zondervan

The NIV Essentials Study Bible helps you quickly and easily understand, interpret, and apply God’s Word to your life. The variety of features in this Bible presents a multifaceted, exciting format for studying Scripture. There are many different ways to explore God’s Word: question-and-answer studies; detailed in-text study notes; timelines, photos and charts; helpful devotional insights; and profiles of Bible characters. Now you don’t have to choose, because the NIV Essentials Study Bible provides you the chance to explore the Bible using all these study methods and more. With each of these lenses included in one Bible, you will discover how to best understand the essentials of Scripture.This edition includes the entire NIV Bible text with the world’s best notes for learning. It incorporates the finest content, images, and study tools from the most popular Bibles that are loved and used by Bible readers just like you. It features:* Flyover Lens: Start each book of the Bible with the right perspective from easy-to-read introductions from the popular Essential Bible Companion.* Unpack Lens: Easily understand and interpret Bible passages with bottom-of-the page study notes and in-text charts from the best-in-class NIV Study Bible.* Dig Deep, Look Close Lens: Understand the fascinating historical significance of the Bible with articles and photos from the bestselling NIV Archaeological Study Bible.* Q and A Lens: Get concise, easy-to-grasp answers to your most perplexing questions about the Bible with questions and answers from the beloved NIV Quest Study Bible.* People Lens: View Scripture from the perspective of the 100 most important people in the Bible with notes for the student of any age excerpted from the timeless NIV Student Bible.* Guided Tour Lens: Get a bird’s eyes view of Scripture with a Guided Tour, also excerpted from the category-leading NIV Student Bible.* Insight Lens: Find meaning in the Bible by reading these magazine-style call-outs from the NIV Student Bible.* R and R Lens: Reflect and Respond with this quick inspirational focus time, which unveils the sweeping narrative of the Bible as seen in the award-winning The Great Rescue, NIV.

NIV Faith in Action Study Bible: Living God's Word in a Changing World

by Zondervan

The Faith in Action Study Bible provides you with a deeply rooted understanding of how Scripture applies to contemporary issues and personal growth. You will discover the relationship between history, culture, and the biblical narrative, and gain insight into the fact that God’s heart for our world that transcends times and customs. Designed in a highly readable passage-by-passage commentary style, the footnotes of this Bible are its centerpiece: “There and Then” notes shed light on the original context and significance of a passage, and “Here and Now” notes help you see the relevance of the passage for your life and the world. Also included are articles by respected Christian authors and “Snapshots” of individuals with a high-impact faith who have embraced Christianity not only as a view of life, but also a way of life. Over 175 charts, graphs, and tables highlight thought-provoking worldwide realities, helping you evaluate your spiritual life and suggesting action/impact steps to help you grow, share, and live your faith. With a 16-page full-color map section, this eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

NIV Fast Facts Bible: Fascinating Trivia from the Most Read Book in History

by Zondervan

This Bible is designed to creatively engage Bible readers who have a passion for finding out interesting facts about the Bible. It features unique Bible book introductions that point to fascinating details that can be found in each of the Bible’s 66 books. At the end of each book is a full page of intriguing questions that will drive readers back into the text to discover the answers for themselves.

The NIV Gospel of John

by Zondervan

"John's Gospel sheds a unique light not only on the ministry of Jesus Christ, but also on the nature of his relationship with God the Father. This eBook also includes a special section of "Subjects on the Theme of Salvation" that gives insight into 15 subjects of salvation. NIV #65533; 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world's most popular modern-English Bible--easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. "

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