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After Cass Seltzer's book becomes a surprise best seller, he's dubbed "the atheist with a soul" and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, "the goddess of game theory," and loses himself in a spiritually expansive infatuation. A former girlfriend appears: an anthropologist who invites him to join in her quest for immortality through biochemistry. And he is haunted by reminders of the two people who ignited his passion to understand religion: his mentor and professor--a renowned literary scholar with a suspicious obsession with messianism--and an angelic six-year-old mathematical genius who is heir to the leadership of a Hasidic sect. Each encounter reinforces Cass's theory that the religious impulse spills over into life at large. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God plunges into the great debate of our day: the clash between faith and reason. World events are being shaped by fervent believers at home and abroad, while a new atheism is asserting itself in the public sphere. On purely intellectual grounds the skeptics would seem to have everything on their side. Yet people refuse to accept their seemingly irrefutable arguments and continue to embrace faith in God as their source of meaning, purpose, and comfort. Through the enchantment of fiction, award-winning novelist and MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein shows that the tension between religion and doubt cannot be understood through rational argument alone. It also must be explored from the point of view of individual people caught in the raptures and torments of religious experience in all their variety. Using her gifts in fiction and philosophy, Goldstein has produced a true crossover novel, complete with a nail-biting debate ("Resolved: God Exists") and a stand-alone appendix with the thirty-six arguments (and responses) that propelled Seltzer to stardom.From the Hardcover edition.
National Geographic's guide to 72 "super" herbs such as aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint includes a wealth of essential information on the history, culture, folklore, and science of traditional and contemporary herbal medicine in all major culture areas of the world. Emphasizing current research and therapeutic uses, the volume provides an A-Z listing of 72 of the more than 80,000 known medicinal plants around the world. Information about each plant includes traditional and current medicinal uses, common and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and preparation, research, and caution alerts. Additional essays on the healing plants of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, China, Europe, India, North America, the Middle East, and Oceania provide insightful glimpses into the fascinating range and diversity of local health practices from around the world while also revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal--medicine practitioners play in the lives of their patients.
The 36 Stratagems are a unique collection of ancient Chinese proverbs that describe some of the most cunning and subtle strategies ever devised by man. Readers, and specifically investors, at all levels will benefit from this interpretation of the 36 stratagems detailing how to apply them in investment and "economic warfare." HSBC's 36 stratagems encourage flexibility and new ways of thinking about investment issues."Investor education is not merely about how many lessons can be taught; but how much investors can learn from each lesson. This book combines modren investment and ancient Chinese wisdom in plain language and with interesting stories. It explores investment concepts yet opens your mind and shows you a new way of understanding fund investing." Mark McCombe, Global Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Global Asset Management"There is an old saying, "Gain knowledge for the preservation of wealth." Funds create value, and knowledge of funds will similarly enable investors to create value. The value of knowledge is no less important than the value of capital. For that reason, 36 Stratagems for Investors has set out to show the value of knowledge as a way to capital accumulation and preservation. Readers will benefit from stratagems explained in every page of the book to aid them in their financial investment." Qin Shuo, Chief Editor, China Business News"HSBC Jintrust's 36 Stratagems for Investors is an eye- opener for readers, investors and non- investors alike. HSBC Jintrust has done an impressive job of creating a book with the retail investors in mind; as it puts itself in their shoes to explore issues and solutions as they would. Each of the 36 stratagems is clearly and succinctly told and explained to allow prompt application. May the stratagems depicted in this book gain popularity to become part of the fund culture and investment culture in China, to enable tens of millinos of investors to profit by it." Liu Dong, Deputy Editor, 21st Century Business Herald
Tom has nearly reached the end of his most challenging Beast Quest! The fate of his mother and the land of Kayonia depend on him and his faithful companions. Can he defeat the deadliest of his foes, Vespick the Wasp Queen, and wicked Wizard Velmal?
Don't wait for that promotion! Start leading NOW...right where you are! What's the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? "How can I implement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?". Is it possible to lead well when you're not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a bad leader? The answer is a resounding yes! Welcome to The 360° Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360° leader. If you have found yourself trying to lead from the middle of the organization, as the vast majority of professionals do, then you need Maxwell's insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions--up (to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead). The good news is that your influence is greater than you know. Practice the disciplines of 360° leadership and the opportunities will be endless . . . for your organization, for your career, and for your life.
Don't wait for that promotion! Start leading NOW...right whereyou are!What's the number one question leadership expert John C.Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? "How can Iimplement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?". Is it possible to leadwell when you're not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a badleader? The answer is a resounding yes!Welcome to The 360° Leader. People who desire to lead fromthe middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often heldback by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell,one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, showsyou how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need tobecome a 360° leader.If you have found yourself trying to lead from the middle ofthe organization, as the vast majority of professionals do, then you needMaxwell's insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions--up(to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead). Thegood news is that your influence is greater than you know. Practice the disciplines of 360° leadership and theopportunities will be endless . . . for your organization, for your career, andfor your life.
In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss? In The 360 Degree Leader Workbook, Maxwell addresses that very question and takes the discussion even further. You don't have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across. 360-Degree Leaders can lead effectively, regardless of their position in an organization. By applying Maxwell's principles, you will expand your influence and ultimately be a more valuable team member.
Special 10-pack, ideal for church giveaways, welcome packets, or small group distribution. Death Is Not the End of the Story! Although losing a loved one brings grief and sadness, for the follower of Christ there is abundant hopehellip;because physical death is not the end of life. In this comforting booklet, Billy Joe Daugherty explains simply and clearly what the Bible says about deathhellip; and about life after death. Here is compelling consolation and encouragement for those who, as the prophet Isaiah put it, long to exchange the "spirit of heaviness" for the "garment of praise. " Look for the companion book by Billy Joe Daugherty: 360deg; Life: Ten Ways You Can Live More Richly, Deeply, Fully
Presents amazing sports happenings for every day of the year. 365 Amazing Days in Sports tells you about many of the biggest moments in sports and when they happened. This book will give you daily doses of amazing sports trivia to last the whole year long.
Arranged as a lively journey through the year, 365 Bedtime Stories includes stories for every mood, occasion, and day of the year. There are stories celebrating the New Year, beginnings and second chances, myths about the arrival of spring, foolhardy stories for April, tales of independence for July, spooky tales for October nights, soothing tales for difficult days, tales of gratitude and thanksgiving, and miracles for the year end. Although each story is designed to be read aloud, the charming drawings and sidebars on storytelling that accompany them are likely to inspire both readers and listeners to add their own imaginative embellishments along the way.Designed for children from ages 2 to 10 years old, these entertaining stories are short enough (one-half to one-and-a-half pages long) to make it easy for readers to agree to the "just one more story" their listeners are sure to request.From the Hardcover edition.
The classic and heartrending account of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of an army doctorIn 1968, as a serviceman in the Vietnam War, Dr. Ronald Glasser was sent to Japan to work at the US Army hospital at Camp Zama. It was the only general army hospital in Japan, and though Glasser was initially charged with tending to the children of officers and government officials, he was soon caught up in the waves of casualties that poured in from every Vietnam front. Thousands of soldiers arrived each month, demanding the help of every physician within reach. In 365 Days, Glasser reveals a candid and shocking account of that harrowing experience. He gives voice to seventeen of his patients, wounded men counting down the days until they return home. Their stories bring to life a world of incredible bravery and suffering, one where "the young are suddenly left alone to take care of the young." An instant classic of war literature, 365 Days is a remarkable, ground-level account of Vietnam's human toll.
"Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most important dramatists America has produced."-Tony Kushner "The plan was that no matter what I did, how busy I was, what other commitments I had, I would write a play a day, every single day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the 'weather.' It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life."-Suzan-Lori Parks On November 13, 2002, the incomparable Suzan-Lori Parks got an idea to write a play every day for a year. She began that very day, finishing one year later. The result is an extraordinary testament to artistic commitment. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater's most wily and innovative writers, and her "stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous" (TIME).
Be inspired 365 days a yearNo two days of the year will ever be the same again--with this book you can create a brand-new cocktail every day! We've traveled the globe and pulled together a compendium of quirky happenings, anniversaries, and even some traditional events to raise a glass to and toast. From our vast knowledge of the cocktail world we've paired each day with an appropriate cocktail. Celebrate Walt Whitman's birthday with a Grassy Finish, Groundhog Day with The Fog Cutter, and Star Wars Day with a Darth Jäger. You'll be more the merrier you did!Difford's Guide was established in 2001 and is now recognized as the world's cocktail expert. With an exhaustive cocktails website and the well-known Difford's Guide Cocktails Encyclopedia, consider it the last call for cocktail lovers everywhere.
In 365 Days of Love, best-selling author Daphne Rose Kingma writes with startling insight and clarity on the meaning and magic of love, offering readers a welcome opportunity to reflect each day on the love in their lives. With her characteristic poetic prose and warmhearted style, Kingma explores the elements and expressions of love, helping the reader to see clearly its many-faceted possibilities. Designed to be read daily to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort, this little book is the perfect companion for lovers of all ages. "Read it, one day at a time, to yourself or with someone you love, contemplate what it says, try to do what it asks of you, and your capacity to love (and be loved) will grow." -Daphne Rose Kingma
Written from the unique perspective of one American who has made Israel his home for 22 years, this remarkable compilation gives you a bird's eye view of the Middle East, its people and customs. You'll get unique glimpses into the lives of both Jews and Arabs, and marvel at the power of a region claiming Hebron, Bethlehem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, the Golan... and, of course, that City on a Hill, Jerusalem. Packed with a wealth of information about "Eretz Israel," the Land of Israel, 365 Fascinating Facts about Israel brings the region to life, especially for those who have never been there. From general information about climate, culture, and customs, to concise information about Middle East politics, wars, and efforts for peace, this book is the only handbook you need to understand this magnificent land. Add to your knowledge with such facts as the following: "Palestine" was a word coined by the Roman Empire after the time of Christ. Israel today is a leading exporter of flowers, fulfilling the prophecies that the region would again bloom after God regathered the Jews from their worldwide dispersion. Jerusalem is located in Judea, an area today known to many as the "West Bank." Modern Israel, over 50 years old, is barely younger then neighboring states Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. The Holy Land is bordered on the west by the Mediterranean sea, and on the right by the Jordan River.
Goddess wisdom for every day of the yearBring life-affirming magic and empowerment into every day of your life with this unique and useful guide to the goddess. Through the ages, people have celebrated the role of goddesses in maintaining the fl
If you've ever cringed at the sight of your ten-year-old waltzing through the neighbor's front door without an invitation, or struggled to teach your teenager proper "netiquette" for navigating the complicated world of social networks, you know the importance of teaching kids that manners matter. Sheryl Eberly's bestselling 365 Manners Kids Should Know gives clever and insightful advice for the myriad situations where consideration counts, but is sometimes forgotten. This new edition incorporates tips for every aspect of digital communication into her straight-forward format. Using a smart one-manner-a-day organization, parents, grandparents, and teachers alike can find practical ways to teach essential manners like: - When and where it's appropriate to text - How to write a thank-you note - The proper way to handle an online bully - How to behave at events like birthday parties, weddings,and religious services Full of role-playing exercises, games, and other activities that adults can do with children, 365 Manners Kids Should Know explains not only what manners to teach, but also how--and at what ages--to present them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquetteby Sheryl Eberly
Have you ever cringed at the sight of your four-year-old waltzing through the neighbor's front door without an invitation? Have you ever had to call to apologize when your six-year-old forgot to thank his grandmother for the birthday gift she so lovingly sent? How about the formal dinner for Dad's promotion when your ten-year-old decided that she didn't like the meal she'd ordered, and then refused to eat a thing--making for an uncomfortable evening for you, the other guests, and the waiter? As a parent, you've probably experienced these and many more instances when it seemed that your children had forgotten their manners completely, leaving you frazzled and embarrassed. Sheryl Eberly's365 Manners Kids Should Knowgives clever and insightful advice for the myriad of situations where consideration counts, but is sometimes forgotten. Using her smart one-manner-a-day format, parents, grandparents, and even aunts and uncles can find practical ways to teach basic manners, such as: * How to address elders when being introduced * How to write a thank-you note * The polite way to answer the telephone * How to accept and decline an invitation * What is expected at formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, and religious services Full of role-playing exercises, games, and other activities that parents can do with their children,365 Manners Kids Should Knowhelps parents and other caregivers understand not only what manners to teach, but also how--and at what ages--to present them. Most important,365 Manners Kids Should Knowmakes learning manners fun.
"This book offers a year's worth of short daily devotional readings written specifically for today's young adults. Though this is a diverse group with a variety of needs and interests, they are sojourners together on a common journey-one that includes many similar experiences, stages, and transitions that each of them has been through, is currently going through, or will go through at some time in the future. The young adult years are a time of change and challenge, a time of seeking and searching, a time of exploration and discovery-in short, a time of tremendous opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. As readers make their way through the book, encountering a different writer or team of writers each month, they will find practical and spiritual insights, encouragement, and a sense of camaraderie for the journey."
Here's the book chicken lovers everywhere have been waiting for: the companion volume to the bestselling 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. You can't have too many ways to prepare America's favorite bird, especially when the recipes are all brand-new -- with less fat, the latest ingredients and the most sensational flavors. Best of all, the recipes are quicker and easier than ever. In 365 More Ways to Cook Chicken, you'll find a dish for every occasion and every taste. There are American classics, such as Finger-Lickin' Barbecued Chicken and Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie and international specialties, such as Chicken Cacciatore and Basque Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives. There are chicken snacks, sandwiches, stews, roasts, barbecues and, of course, separate chapters for those perennial chicken favorites: salads (Grilled Chicken Taco Salad, and Caribbean Chicken Salad) and soups (Thai Chicken and Lemongrass Soup, and Sicilian Chicken Soup with Escarole and Pastina). Steamed Moroccan Chicken and Grilled Chicken Fra Diavolo are samples from the "Light and Lean" chapter, which, along with sections on one-pot chicken dishes and especially fast and easy recipes, make this collection invaluable.
When Charla Muller?s husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year. The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn?t causing them to drift apart, exactly, but their connection didn?t seem as great as it could be. Charla decided she couldn?t go on pretending the relationship they once had wasn?t important. The couple would embark on a year of scheduled sex, falling over Tonka trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way (work implosions, faking it) and questions came to light. Will sex every day strengthen a marriage, or reveal the cracks? Pull a couple together or drive them apart? Does good sex (even mediocre sex) make up for things that aren?t so good?
Dr. Bernie Siegel writes with humorous, down-to-earth wisdom that has improved the lives of countless readers. In 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, he treats us to his most user-friendly work of all: daily doses of inspiration and humor that gently and joyfully help us live more peaceful, loving, and fulfilling lives.
How many things would you like to know--but don't--about you partner? Do you wish your partner would ask about your past, your goals, your inner thoughts? When was the last time the two of you shared a dream, a memory, or a fantasy together? 365 Questions For Couples shows you how to get closer to your partner by asking and answering thought-provoking questions on various subjects. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. The only rule is that you cannot ask a question that you refuse to answer yourself. So put some quiet time aside, make yourself comfortable and enter together into a world of goals, dreams, emotions, and your previously hidden past!
Asks the intimate & fun questions you've always been curious about.