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Worship in the Garden

by J. Wayne Pratt

As individuals, we often find peace, comfort, and a close connection to God in a garden. Gardens often provide a space for worship in a neutral setting outside the church for people to gather and share a faith experience. From Easter sunrise services to church retreats, the special worship experiences described in Worship in the Garden can enhance one's experience of God as a congregation worships together outdoors. The beauty of creation enhances these sensitive, meaningful liturgies for Communion, Blessing of the Animals, Healing, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Resurrection/Memorial Services, Graveside, Baptism, Baptismal Reaffirmation, along with other services. Inside you will learn about liturgical gardens and biblical precedents for outdoor worship.

Worshipping the State

by Benjamin Wiker

Many Christians feel that they are being opposed at every turn by what seems to be a well-orchestrated political and cultural campaign to de-Christianize every aspect of Western culture. They are right, and it goes even further back than the Obama Administration.In Worshipping the State: How Government is Replacing Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it is liberals who seek to establish an official state religion: one of unbelief. Wiker reveals that it was never the intention of the Founders to drive religion out of the public square with the First Amendment, but centuries of secularists and liberals have deliberately misinterpreted the establishment clause to serve their own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.The result, they hope, is government as the new oracle. Personal faith in a deity is replaced with collective dependence on government, and the diversity of religious practices and dogmas is reduced to a uniform ideological agenda. The strategy is two-pronged: drive religion out of the public square through law and by encouraging popular derision of the faithful; then, in religion's place, erect the Church of the State to fill the human need for a higher power to look up to.But what was done can be undone. Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Worshiping the State shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle-and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.

Wounded by God’s People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts

by Beth Moore Anne Graham Lotz

Tucked into Abraham’s biography is the story of Hagar, a young Egyptian slave with whom Abraham had a son named Ishmael. Hagar stood out because she was wounded—not physically, but in ways that were as emotionally and spiritually painful as any injury to a body would be. Some wounds were provoked by her own bad behavior, but others were inflicted by those who considered themselves God’s people. Anne Graham Lotz too has been wounded by God’s people. Some wounds have been deeper than others, some have come out of nowhere, and still others have been provoked by her own behavior, but all of the wounds have been deeply painful. They seemed to hurt even more when the wounders wrapped their behavior in a semblance of religion or piety. As Hagar’s story unfolds, you will discover that wounded people often become wounders themselves. While Anne identifies with the wounded, the unpleasant reality is that she also identifies with the wounders, because she has been one, too. She knows from experience that wounding is a cycle that needs to be broken. And by God’s grace, it can be. Many have had similar experiences. And perhaps you are among those who have been so deeply hurt that you have confused God’s imperfect people with God. Maybe you have even run away from God as a result. Or perhaps you have been a wounder to the extent that you are living in a self-imposed exile, believing you are unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or with God’s people. Whatever your hurts may be, Wounded by God’s People helps you to begin a healing journey—one that enables you to reclaim the joy of God’s presence and all the blessings God has for you. God loves the wounded. And the wounders.

Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts

by Dena Dyer Tina Samples

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures--whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.Whether it's a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women's ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church's care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group--the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing--along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common--and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.No matter what hurts you've experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delightThis is a book not to be missed!

The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics

by Adrian Parr

While climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes required to reverse these trends. Rather, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and discourse, indicating a more virulent strain of capital accumulation on the horizon. Adrian Parr calls attention to the problematic socioeconomic condition of neoliberal capitalism underpinning the world’s environmental challenges, and she argues that, until we grasp the implications of neoliberalism’s interference in climate change talks and policy, humanity is on track to an irreversible crisis.<P> Parr not only exposes the global failure to produce equitable political options for environmental regulation, but she also breaks down the dominant political paradigms hindering the discovery of a viable alternative. She highlights the neoliberalization of nature in the development of green technologies, land use, dietary habits, reproductive practices, consumption patterns, design strategies, and media. She dismisses the notion that the free market can solve debilitating environmental degradation and climate change as nothing more than a political ghost emptied of its collective aspirations. Parr decries what she perceives as a failure of the human imagination and an impoverishment of political institutions, and she ruminates on the nature of change and existence in the absence of a future. The sustainability movement, she argues, must engage more aggressively with the logic and cultural manifestations of consumer economics to take hold of a more transformative politics. If the economically powerful continue to monopolize the meaning of environmental change, she warns, new, more promising collective solutions to our problems will fail to take root.

Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language

by Ross Petras Kathryn Petras

Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it’s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It’s also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled clichés, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres. Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much. .

Write and Revise for Publication

by Jack Smith

Writers need a structured approach to writing fiction, one that includes effective strategies for both drafting and revision/fine-tuning. A structured approach builds a writer's confidence and provides an efficient process in terms of producing submission-ready work. It's best to get that first draft out there, not worry a lot about how well it's going, and then let it cool a little before getting into the heat of revision and fine-tuning.

Write Great Dialogue: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

by Irving Weinman

Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin. But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the art of writing successful dialogue. In this practical guide for aspiring writers of all levels, Irving Weinman, himself a published writer and well-known creative writing tutor, uses case studies to help you explore how to write good dialogue, and gives you a range of fun and challenging exercises that will help you, to, to write brilliant dialogue.

Write Your Novel in a Month

by Jeff Gerke

One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that novel.... Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be novelists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of "writer's block"? Or maybe it was all just taking too long? These problems used to stop writers in their tracks, but nothing will get in your way after reading Write Your Novel in a Month. Author and instructor Jeff Gerke has created the perfect tool to show you how to prepare yourself to write your first draft in as little as 30 days. With Jeff's help, you will learn how to organize your ideas, create dynamic stories, develop believable characters, and flesh out the idea narrative for your novel--and not just for the rapid-fire first draft. Jeff walks you through the entire process, from initial idea to the important revision stage, and even explains what to do with your novel once you've finished. Whether you are participating in National Novel Writing Month or you're simply hoping to complete a draft over winter break or your vacation, this book covers the entire scope of writing a novel and lays out exactly what you need to know to get it done fast and right.

Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites

by J. D. Applen

Writing for the Web unites theory, technology, and practice to explore writing and hypertext for website creation. It integrates such key topics as XHTML/CSS coding, writing (prose) for the Web, the rhetorical needs of the audience, theories of hypertext, usability and architecture, and the basics of web site design and technology. Presenting information in digestible parts, this text enables students to write and construct realistic and manageable Web sites with a strong theoretical understanding of how online texts communicate to audiences. Key features of the book include: Screenshots of contemporary Web sites that will allow students to understand how writing for and linking to other layers of a Web site should work. Flow charts that describe how Web site architecture and navigation works. Parsing exercises in which students break down information into subsets to demonstrate how Web site architecture can be usable and scalable. Detailed step-by-step descriptions of how to use basic technologies such as file transfer protocols (FTP). Hands-on projects for students to engage in that allow them to connect the various components in the text. A companion website with downloadable code and additional pedagogical features: www.routledge.com/cw/applen ? Writing for the Web prepares students to work in professional roles, as it facilitates understanding of architecture and arrangement of written content of an organization’s texts.

Writing for the Web: Teach Yourself

by Robert Ashton Jessica Juby

Like it or not, the internet has become integral to every aspect of our lives, with smart phones, tablet computers and wifi enabling us to communicate easily and instantly.Whether you're a rising star in the corporate world or a silver surfer, to make an impactonline you have to be able to write clearly, convincingly and in a way that emphasisesyour character too. Best-selling business author Robert Ashton and internet native JessJuby will help you communicate more objectively and effectively online, both at work andat home.

Writing from the Inside Out

by Stephen Lloyd Webber

True creativity flows continually throughout life, breaking free of form. In Writing from the Inside Out, author, writing coach, and yoga teacher Stephen Lloyd Webber shares his practice of creative writing as a path for self-realization. His book includes many practical writing exercises and connects readers with esoteric tantric yoga insights, oral traditions, and Zen storytelling modalities. Using the methods described here, Stephen was able to put together over twenty book-length creative projects in the course of just one year.After reading Writing from the Inside Out readers will find that they can overcome productivity plateaus caused by negative self-talk, anxiety, stress, or lack of clarity. Written for anyone seeking self-development, Stephen Lloyd Webber shares his expertise as a yoga practitioner, poet, and retreat coordinator to help readers live the integrated, creative lives they were born to enjoy.

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

by Jose L. Galvan

This easy-to-follow guide instructs students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. There are numerous examples from published literature reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed in this text. New to this edition: Most of the examples have been updated with material from recently published research. Also new: Seven new model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation have been added. Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. Chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews. Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals-making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This book makes it possible for students to work independently on a critical literature review as a term project. Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions. The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature. New to this edition: Most of the examples have been updated with material from recently published research. Also new: Seven new model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation have been added.

Writing the Fiction Series

by Karen S. Wiesner

What are the common pitfalls in a crafting a series, the best ways to get organized and plan it? The purpose of Writing the Fiction Series is to cover all things that need to be taken into consideration when writing a series and provide a one-stop resource for the who, what, where, when and why of this monumental endeavor. This helpful guide will give writers everything they need for creating their fiction series from dealing with story arcs and keeping things focused to characters, consistency, organization and more.

Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School

by Ms Kelley E. King

Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King’s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys’ achievement. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative

Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Randy L. Joyner Dr William A. Rouse Allan A. Glatthorn

The classic guide for master's and doctoral students—newly revised and updated! Used in its first two editions by tens of thousands of students, this practical book demystifies the process of writing your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, taking you through the process one step at a time. Newly revised and updated, this book provides specific models and examples that will guide you through: Laying the groundwork for the thesis or dissertation Organizing and scheduling your work Collaborating with peers Using technology Solving problems throughout the dissertation process

Writing Thrillers

by Michael Newton

In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won't let them go. You'll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and mental endurance. You'll also find details that will imbue your thriller with authenticity, from the specifics of using guns and knives to the inner workings of secret government agencies. From global conspiracies and knife-wielding psychopaths to ruthless cults and political schemers, Writing Thrillers will give you the tools you need to keep pulses racing, palms sweating, and readers on the edges of their seats.

Writing Today

by Richard Johnson-Sheehan Charles Paine

With a clear and easy-to-read presentation, visual instruction and pedagogical support, Writing Today is a practical and useful guide to writing for college and beyond. This text teaches how to transfer their writing skills to careers. By teaching kinds of writing (analyses, reports, proposals, etc. ), strategies for writing (narration, comparison, argumentation, etc. ), and processes for writing (planning, drafting, revising, etc. ), Writing Today provides the writer with tools they can mix and match as needed to respond effectively to many writing situations.

Writing Today (Brief Edition)

by Richard Johnson-Sheehan Charles Paine

With a clear and easy-to-read presentation, visual instruction and pedagogical support, Writing Today is a practical and useful guide to writing for college and beyond. This text teaches how to transfer their writing skills to careers. By teaching kinds of writing (analyses, reports, proposals, etc. ), strategies for writing (narration, comparison, argumentation, etc. ), and processes for writing (planning, drafting, revising, etc. ), Writing Today provides the writer with tools they can mix and match as needed to respond effectively to many writing situations.

Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict

by Cheryl St. John

Today's highly competitive fiction market requires writers to imbue their novels with that special something - an element that captures readers' hearts and minds. In Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict, writers will learn vital techniques for writing emotion into their characters, plots and dialogue in order to instill that special something into every page.

Writing With Skill, Level 2: Instructor Text (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Reviews Level One skills in narration, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences Teaches new skills in writing comparisons, drawing contrasts, and tracing cause and effect Improves sentence style through prose exercises drawn from Erasmus, Aristotle, and other classical rhetoricians Covers three-level outlining, composition planning and structure Guides the student through critical essay writing in both fiction and poetry Provides practice in research and documentation skills

Writing With Skill, Level 2: Student Workbook (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Skills Taught: One- and two-level outlining Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry Researching and documenting source material First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work Second volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Written and Interpersonal Communication: Methods for Law Enforcement, Fifth Edition

by Cliff Roberson Harvey Wallace

Written and Interpersonal Communication Methods for Law Enforcement is a practical and easy to read guide to oral and written communications in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. It helps students master communication skills, theories, and issues; provides practical examples and exercises; and includes helpful guides for improving spelling, vocabulary, and overall writing. The text includes both general theories and techniques to improve communication, and specific guidelines for writing documents common in the field, such as affidavits and search warrants.

Written In Red (The Others #1)

by Anne Bishop

Meg Corbyn is on the run. Alone and desperate, and ill-equipped to deal with the real world after a lifetime of imprisonment, Meg stumbles into Lakeside Courtyard, where the Others reside. Meg knows entering a courtyard is a dangerous risk -- most people who tangle with the Others end up dead -- but it's the only place she'll be safe from the people chasing her. For Simon Wolfgard, leader of the Others residing in Lakeside, Meg is a puzzle until he discovers she's a valuable blood prophet and can see the future. Then he has to decide if she is worth the potential fight to keep her in the Courtyard. It will be a fight not just with the humans but with the rest of the Others -- as well as a fight with his own confusing feelings towards Meg... For Police Office Montgomery, Meg is the property he's supposed to recover -- and the spark that could start a fight with the Others that would wipe out the human city of Lakeside. And for Meg, who has seen her own future, living in the Courtyard is a chance to have a life -- for what little time she has left.

Written in Stone

by Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval. Pearl has always dreamed of hunting whales, just like her father. Of taking to the sea in their eight-man canoe, standing at the prow with a harpoon, and waiting for a whale to lift its barnacle-speckled head as it offers its life for the life of the tribe. But now that can never be. Pearl's father was lost on the last hunt, and the whales hide from the great steam-powered ships carrying harpoon cannons, which harvest not one but dozens of whales from the ocean. With the whales gone, Pearl's people, the Makah, struggle to survive as Pearl searches for ways to preserve their stories and skills.

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