Don't Let Your Faith Go Flat
Author: Karen Guthrie,Matthew Moore
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Have you ever thought, “Wow, I want to be a Christian like that, but I just don’t know how”? Or maybe you’ve wondered how God can love you and forgive all of the mistakes you’ve made. Just remember that no one is perfect, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, NKJV). This book is here to help. Not only do Karen and Matthew share their struggles with faith and purpose, but they show the reader how to change their thinking and how to challenge themselves, one challenge at a time, to become a more authentic Christian, on fire for God. From “The Mirror Challenge” (NOT Karen’s favorite…) to “The Prayer Challenge,” and all of the inspirational stories in-between, you will read about how God can and will change a person’s heart. Discover how He will always be there no matter the situation and how He can surprise His children with goodness in even the smallest of daily situations. All it takes is a desire to let Him into your heart with faith and a willingness to let Him change you from the inside, out. Are you up for the challenge?
Take on 80 of the World's Most Grueling and Spectacular Events
Author: Dominic Bliss
Publisher: Dog & Bone
Category: Sports & Recreation
Push yourself and your limits with over 60 of the toughest, most brutal physical challenges out there. Picture the scene: you're at the end of an epic race, your chest burns as your lungs fight to suck in enough oxygen to keep you moving. Your thighs ache as lactic acid courses through your muscles and you let out a chilling scream of "Shut up legs" in one final push to get to the finish line. If this sounds like your idea of hell, this ain't the book for you, but if you've experienced similar feelings and subsequent endorphin rush once you cross the line, UP FOR THE CHALLENGE should be right up your street. Sports writer Dominic Bliss has scoured the planet to bring you a selection of some of the most intense, hardcore sporting events around and dares you to have a go yourself. With 60 challenges covering all four corners of the globe and a range of different disciplines, discover events like the North Pole Marathon where competitors run the 26.4 miles in sub-zero conditions or the Atlantic Challenge, a race that sees you and a rowing boat attempt to cross the world's second largest ocean. Then there's the Simpson Desert Challenge, a five-day bike race across the Australian Outback, or the Tevis Cup, a 100-mile, 24-hour horse ride across California's Sierra Nevada mountains--an event where on average only around half the competitors make it to the finish line. Alongside the event profiles, which are illustrated with spectacular photography are interviews with some of the competitors and organisers, explaining what it's actually like putting yourself through some of the most extreme physical test known to man.
Author: Robert L. Jackson
Publisher: Robert Jackson
Can you justify your faith? To put it simply, this is a book of questions designed for two purposes. One, to challenge the integrity and convictions of oneâ s religious faith. And two, to give people of faith the opportunity to explain to people without why their beliefs are sane, rational and justifiable. Think of this as the ultimate self-help book for learning to critically think about the reasons why you choose to believe in a God. This book is dedicated to YOU, whoever you may be and regardless of whatever you may or may not believe in. This book is dedicated to all of us as an intellectually maturing society and a globally united species. If dedication to unbiased compassion is honestly our goal and we are indeed here for the happiness, well being and benefit of our fellow man, then I hope this book will be considered an invaluable tool for destroying the barriers that regularly impede our ability and desire to openly communicate and relate to one another. Is Your Faith Up to the Challenge is a mirror for the conscience and the intellect that will unrelentingly force the reader, if they are confident enough to read it, to acknowledge the honest reflection of their true beliefs. Without a doubt this will be an experience that will be difficult for many to accept as it will most assuredly shake the very foundations of the most fundamental ideas about faith and religion that millions of people build their lives on. I would imagine that it would be no understatement to say that your faith is likely to be irrevocably diminished if you have the courage to address these questions honestly and in their entirety, not because of any piece of information contained within these pages, but rather because of the answers I suspect most of us already believe in our hearts to be true. To the best of my knowledge this book, in conjunction with its related web site www.justify-your-faith.com, is a one of a kind effort designed to inspire people of all religious faiths to share the personal reasons for their beliefs and to think with their own natural intelligence and good common senses as well as their heart in order to postulate the most productive, honest and complete views of the world they live in. There is no doubt such a work will generate a fair amount of contention. I only wish that we can find the common decency in ourselves to treat our inevitable disagreements with compassion and maturity.
Are You Up for the Challenge?
Author: Ronald T Hickey,Velron Publishing Company
The Battle to Receive Your Real Man
Author: Nicole Showell
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
You are God’s treasure. God loves you so much that He wants you to know the truth about who you are in Him. “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) God desires for you to be treated with respect and experience love in your relationships and all aspects of your life. When you receive less than the respect modeled on God’s love, it breaks His heart. Today, God wants you to know that with His support and guidance you can have a real man, hand-picked by God, to cherish you as He cherishes you. God wants the best for you. As God’s daughter, He wants you to know Him with all your heart and spirit, and to allow Him to guide you into a bright and glorious future. Power Up for the God Challenge: The Battle to Receive Your Real Man will reveal the types of ungodly men women often date and how to steer clear of them. You will also learn what a real man is and how to grow with him. As you affirm the love of God and apply that knowledge and wisdom to your relationship, you’ll be equipped to leave the “boys” alone and embrace the real man that God has for you! With this book, your heart will be opened to God’s truth about love as you recognize and understand the roles that make for a godly and amazing relationship.
A Call to Make Jesus Famous
Author: Sarah Francis Martin,InScribed,
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Sarah remembers the exact moment when the relationship between her faith and her entire life came into clear focus. Sitting in her favorite red chair with a comfy blanket and a cup of hot tea, she snuggled in with her Bible and a new book. The book was huge, several hundred pages long, and yet it didn’t intimidate her. Written by the beloved Chuck Colson, How Now Shall We Live? focused the lens of Sarah’s life and spelled out a segregation that she had unknowingly been living with—a segregation between her faith and the rest of her life. She has since come to understand that The Lord designed each and every one of us uniquely and put a dream in our heart that is attached to His agenda for this world. Many of us have felt the stirring in our heart to make a difference with our life, yet we don’t always know how. The key, she found, was to surrender to God’s leading, seek him first, and allow him to do the big things He has planned with our life. In the end, God’s agenda and our dreams and passions will intersect around one very important phrase – a battle cry, if you will – “Make Jesus Famous!” Based on Psalm 145, this invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life. Just RISE UP! is a call to get off the couch of complacency, live a life of praise with a humble posture and Kingdom perspective, and step into a life of true purpose. Features include: Verse by verse study of Psalm 145 Snippets of conversations with Sarah’s readers Journaling prompts to help the reader dig deeper Conversation guide for small groups
Author: Sheila Lawrence
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
If I Can Help Somebody is spiritual fuel for the traveler on this Christian journey. These God-inspired messages are reminders that every answer to any situation can be found in the Word of God and His promise is still true-His Word shall not return void. To return, the Word must first go out. To go out, there must be a messenger. This messenger, Sheila Dene' Lawrence, shares from personal experiences, how to: Enjoy a closer relationship with God Seek in earnest God's purpose Satisfy the spiritual urging to do more for the Kingdom If these messages help only one, then Lawrence has successfully began her own walk in her predestined, foreordained purpose. "IF I can help somebody then my purpose shall be fulfilled." Foreword written by Pastor Ed Carroll, the anointed Shepherd of Rising Star Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama where "growth is not an option for Kingdom-building."
Author: Milenko Gudić,Al Rosenbloom,Carole Parkes
Category: Business & Economics
This book provides a combination of case studies and current action research describing how businesses and civil society organizations are working to alleviate poverty in local and global communities. It intends to provide conceptual and research rationales for why management education and management institutions must address the issue of poverty. The book responds to one of the major findings from the research of the PRME Working Group on Poverty that the topic of poverty still lacks a strong business case for management educators and program/institutional administrators. The distinctive features of this book are that it: (1) includes examples of small and medium-sized (SME) businesses; (2) deals with the issue of poverty as a human rights violation; (3) explores the issue of absolute versus relative poverty; (4) deals with leadership challenges in organizations committed to poverty alleviation; and (5) discusses the issues in terms of management education’s responsibility for setting new management, research institutional and intellectual agendas. The first of two books to be produced by the PRME Working Group on Poverty, Socially Responsive Organizations and The Challenge of Poverty aims to provide both researchers and practitioners with the most wide-ranging coverage yet published on how business can be a positive force in alleviating poverty and how management education needs to adapt to this increasingly crucial prerogative.
Author: David Rain
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
When recently orphaned Woodley Sharpless encounters Ben Pinkerton -- known to all as 'Trouble' -- for the first time at the exclusive Blaze Academy, he is instantly enraptured. They are polar opposites; Ben is exotic and daring; Woodley is bookish and frail, yet their lives quickly become inextricable intertwined. First at school, then in the staccato days of twenties New York, Woodley sees flashes of another person in his friend and slowly discovers a side of Ben's nature that belies a dark and hidden history. As the curtain falls on the frivolity of the twenties and rises to reveal the cruelty of a new decade, Woodley and Ben's friendship begins to fragment. Over the coming years the two men meet intermittently; in Japan before the outbreak of the Second World War and then in the midst of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. Change in both their lives, their relationship and their suffering, stand for a generation; one dispersed by depression and upheaval, brutality and confusion. David Rain's novel, The Heat of the Sun, is an ambitious and assured debut that captures perfectly two friends, two loves: two lives.
Author: Marvin L. Krier Mich
Publisher: Orbis Books
This work offers readers the insight and inspiration to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ, the 'glad tidings to the poor,' here and now. Mich weaves together the biblical tradition and the wisdom of Catholic social teaching with the stories if saints and spiritual leaders, contemporary and historical.
Author: Henry T. Azzam
Category: Business & Economics
The Arab countries face unprecedented challenges in the light of the dramatic changes now sweeping through the global economy. Previous attempts at creating economic cooperation between Arab states have been notably unsuccessful, but a new generation of leaders is emerging in the region, one that is familiar with the high-tech world, that embraces a global vision and can reasonably aspire to world-class standards of excellence. The challenges facing these leaders are immense. Nominal GDP of the Arab countries was $650bn in 2000, having grown at an average of 2.9% pa in the preceding decade lagging behind the other main blocks of developing countries. Henry Azzam now examines the options for each state and provides invaluable data on their individual economies, banking, stock and bond markets. He provides investors, policy-makers, analysts, bankers with comprehensive information on Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. For each country, he presents a detailed overview of its economic performance, covering internal and external imbalances, fiscal and monetary policies and growth prospects.
Author: Mr. Todd D. Mattina
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This paper outlines the challenge of developing an operational macroeconomic framework in Ethiopia consistent with the large envisaged scaling up of aid to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This paper describes an MDG scenario that addresses both microeconomic and macroeconomic constraints, such as the need to boost sustainable growth, limit Dutch disease, formulate an exit strategy from aid dependency, enhance public financial management (PFM), and expand the supply of skilled labor. The paper will argue that a carefully sequenced MDG strategy is essential so that the scaled-up aid and public spending will remain in line with Ethiopia's absorptive capacity.
Author: Henry J. Acevedo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Jack and Jason Stevenson, two twin brothers, think they are ordinary eleven-year-old boys. They fool around in the front yard on Christmas Eve, and that very midnight, from their window, they see two men take a camera from a stop sign in front of the yard. They figure the camera mustve caught them fooling around, so they set off after the men, only to discover their long-lost father being alive, and that theyre Super-Secret Spies! Jack and Jason defeat Sensor Sender, the worlds most evil villain, but theyre too young to realise that theres more to fight . . . Follow Jack and Jason for seven Christmas Eves to fight the most horrible, awful things you can possibly imagine. But remember this, if you want to go, you have to be prepared to fight evil villains, bad fat dudes, murderers, mean jail keepers, grizzly bears, shake hands with ghosts, and much more . . .
Culture, Curriculum and Community
Author: David Hargreaves
By 1982 the ambitious claims made for newly established comprehensive schools were being put to the test. How effectively does the comprehensive meet the needs of all young people? Do urban, working-class students enjoy more success than in the secondary modern schools? Are they more engaged in their learning with higher self-esteem? This volume discusses these questions and examines issues of social mobility and cohesion, curriculum, the balance between academic and vocational education, the place of exams in the educational system and the influence of independent schools. The author asks whether a more decentralised system of self-governing schools improve the education service – a timely question which along with the other issues examined is as relevant and challenging today as when the book was originally published in 1982.
My 4 R's: Rubble, Recovery, Rebuild, Relationships
Author: April J. Ford
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"April has it made; she has everything." It wasn't uncommon for April J. Ford to hear this compliment, but what people didn't know is that even with everything--husband, kids, house, career, cars, and a well-stamped passport--her soul was craving for settlement. She knew what would satisfy her soul for peace, but was she ready for the process? Chase the Challenge and Conquer with April's life story, and you'll begin to see why her unveiling process was a true transformation with her "4 R's" Rubble, Recovery, Rebuild, and Relationships. Through her difficult and painful childhood, dealing with both failures and success in her adult life, April always persevered, relying on her faith and intuition. She unveils her inner pain, emotions, experiences, and beliefs that got her through having the perfectly matched marriage to transitioning from motherhood to widowhood. Just as she was empowered and awakened by her true gift and abilities, you can also! Don't ignore your soul speaking to you toward your life purpose and seek distractions or disruptive outlets in filling that void. If it's left ignored or misinterpreted, it may ultimately disrupt your foundation, humanity, relationships, goals, and more. Chase The Challenge and Conquer will not only empower you but it equips you on finding the right answers for you; have you felt that your soul was craving for something when you thought you had everything, are soul mates real, how do you find your purpose in life, what is success, what is spiritual awakening. Just as April J. Ford was empowered and awakened by her true gift and abilities, you can also! http: //www.AuthorAprilJFord.com