books about: existential
The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management
Jerry B. Harvey
Faulty decision-making can have dire consequences, and when it comes to group decisions, the challenges are even greater. Join Dr. Jerry B. Harvey as he clearly illustrates why no organization wants to find themselves goin' to Abilene. See how group dynamics can keep individuals from stating their true beliefs for fear of isolation and separation, and how that often leads to mismanaged agreement. You'll learn to recognize the warning signs of ...
New Pulp Press, 2013
The Rapist introduces us to Truman Ferris Pinter, an amoral man occupying a prison cell for a heinous crime committed years earlier. Master storyteller Les Edgerton guides us on a haunting journey inside the criminal mind to show that no matter how depraved a person appears to be, there might still exist a spark of humanity.
Letters to Momo: A Remarkable Story About the Power to Overcome
Morgan James Publishing
In September 2010, Alejandro Souza learned that Momo, his cousin and closest friend in the family, was suddenly imprisoned. Crushed by his imprisonment and desiring to infuse him with strength, resilience, and, above all, love, Souza made an unconditional commitment to write Momo one letter each day for as long as he was in jail. Letters to Momo is the true, remarkable story about the power to overcome told by the collection of all letters ...
Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries
John Marshall Roberts
In this provocative book, communication expert John Marshall Roberts exposes the hidden dynamics of inspiration. In so doing, he unveils a bold new paradigm for creating inspirational media and messaging called Worldview Thinking(tm). A seamless blend of systems theory, developmental psychology, and common sense, this new framework allows socially conscious people-marketers, business leaders, and activists-to design messages that systematically ...
The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application
Coaching has become an important way for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to adapt their skills to a changing environment. This book provides a comprehensive translation of psychotherapy theory and skills for the would-be executive coach. It was written to help clinical mental health practitioners understand the culture and expectations of the corporate and business world, as well as how to use their hard-earned skills ...
Modernity Without Restraint: The Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and ...
University of Missouri
Published together for the first time in one volume are Eric Voegelin's Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism. Political Religions was first published in 1938 in Vienna, the year of Voegelin's forced emigration from Austria to the United States. The New Science of Politics was written in 1952 and established Voegelin's reputation as a political philosopher in America. Science, Politics, ...
The New Science of Politics: An Introduction (Walgreen Foundation Lectures)
University Of Chicago Press
"Thirty-five years ago few could have predicted that The New Science of Politics would be a best-seller by political theory standards. Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's [work] stands out in bold relief from much of what has passed under the name of political science in recent decades. . . ...
Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Mewsings of an Angst-Filled Cat
Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology
John M. Frame
P & R Publishing
Beginning students of theology and church leaders looking for a theological refresher or teaching tool will welcome this remarkably clear introduction to the doctrines of Scripture. In an almost conversational style, Salvation Belongs to the Lord explores all the major biblical truths, explains key terms of systematic theology, and reflects on their implications and connections under the lordship of Christ.
The Bat (An Existential Fable)
Spoiler Publishing Co., 2014
The Bat (An Existential Fable) is an action-adventure novel centered on the not-too-distant future in NYC as the Big Apple becomes the beacon of the world in the throes of the Great Recession. Existentialism becomes a philosophical alternative to religion in a city that has lost hope in the future. Crime is rampant as narcotic use has reached epidemic proportions, and vigilantes began to capture the imagination of the world press as they take a ...
This Unbearable Boredom of Being: A Crisis of Meaning in America
The late Dr. Viktor Frankl, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and the author of the bestselling book, Man's Search for Meaning, wrote over 50 years ago: "Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." The gist of this book, This Unbearable Boredom of Being, is that the most burning problems of today's America: crime, drugs, greed, ugly gender polarization, disintegration of family, decay in morals, ...
The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
Kenda Creasy Dean
2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner! What haunts your youth group? So often we avoid talking about doubts and fears because we feel inadequately equipped to address them in any meaningful way. The crisis of existence can't be answered with pat Sunday school formulas or a few Bible verses, let alone another relay race. The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians, driving them to ...
Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception
Insight Publishing, 2014
Humans are excellent liars. We don’t like to think of ourselves as capable of lying; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. As a clinical psychologist, I am regularly confronted with the brutal truth that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not being psychologically strong ...
Passing Through: An Existential Journey Across America's Outback
Stephens Press LLC
Richard Menzies has logged a quarter of a million miles on his vintage Volkswagon bus in pursuit of pictures and unusual stories. His favorite destination is Nevada, which encloses more open public land than any other state in the lower forty-eight. "Nevada's backcountry is sparsely populated yet surprisingly rich in diversity," he writes. "Her social fabric is a colorful tapestry of cultures and ethnicities, fringed by eccentrics who simply ...
Lights! Camera! Psychoanalysis! Discovering something new about your personality is as easy as making a list of your ten favorite movies. In Cinescopes , you’ll learn about your strengths, weaknesses, and innermost secrets, all based on the movies you most enjoy. This unique form of personality assessment blends psychology and cinematic analysis to reveal sixteen core personality types and how they relate to one another. Your ...
The Closer's Song
The Closer's Song is the story of a life so far. A journey of self-realization through an era of self-discovery and then an era of self-indulgence and eventually the fall from hubris that comes when we have become too proud. A spiritual quest to find the answers to age-old questions seen through the eyes of a newfound innocence that we can only regain once we have been on the Odyssey. Standing no longer in judgment of ourselves but in awe of ...
Searching for Meaning Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope
James T. Webb
Great Potential Press
The Yalom Reader: Selections From The Work Of A Master Therapist And Storyteller
Irvin D. Yalom
In both his nonfiction and his fiction, Yalom uses the lens of psychotherapy to explore human nature and shows us that the line between the true and the imagined is not always easy to distinguish. What has driven Dr. Yalom from the beginning of his career is a powerful interest in narrative and it is this passion that ties these selections together. It is possible to come to The Yalom Reader from many different perspectives and be richly ...
Types and Programming Languages
Benjamin C. Pierce
The MIT Press
A type system is a syntactic method for automatically checking the absence of certain erroneous behaviors by classifying program phrases according to the kinds of values they compute. The study of type systems--and of programming languages from a type-theoretic perspective -- -has important applications in software engineering, language design, high-performance compilers, and security.This text provides a comprehensive introduction both to type ...
The New Man
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The New Man shows Thomas Merton at the height of his powers and has as its theme the question of spiritual identity. What must we do to recover possession of our true selves? By way of an answer, Merton discusses how we have become strangers to ourselves by our depence on outward identity and success, while our real need is for a concern with the image of God in ourselves. At a time of retrieval of our religious traditions, Merton's voice is ...
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