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Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
Helaine Olen

Portfolio Trade, 2013

If you’ve ever bought a personal finance book, watched a TV show about stock picking, listened to a radio show about getting out of debt, or attended a seminar to help you plan for your retirement, you’ve probably heard some version of these quotes:   “What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it is simply a lack of belief.” —SUZE ORMAN,  The Courage to Be Rich “Are you latte-ing away your financial future?” ...


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Deborah Moggach

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel   When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an ...


Pound Foolish
Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson

Castle Rock Creative, Inc., 2014

POUND FOOLISH Greg Singer coordinates consumer sports shows for powerboats, four wheelers, snowmobiles, and jet skis-macho toys for outdoor men like himself. But the job puts tremendous stress on his marriage with Nicole, who for the first time notices the handsome lawyer at the end of the block. "Greener pastures?" When the recession hits Greg's industry, he thinks the crisis is merely an opportunity for God to bless him with unmatched ...


Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture
Lesslie Newbigin

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988

How can biblical authority be a reality for those shaped by the modern world? This book treats the First World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider's view of contemporary Western culture.


Experiencing the Hero's Journey: Foolish Wisdom Book 1: An Apprentice of Wonder (Volume 1)
Joseph Riggio PhD

Parrhesia Ink Publishing, 2014

Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you wish you could go on an adventure, but think that’s only something other (“irresponsible”) people do? Have you stopped searching for the answer to the question, “Who am I?” and decided that it’s too late to even consider asking, “Who do I want to be?” In his personal memoir, Experiencing the Hero’s Journey , Joseph Riggio, PhD, shares his madcap quest into the mysterious world of the ...


God's Wisdom (Making Him Known)
Sally Michael

P & R Publishing, 2014

Every day our children are confronted with the call of wisdom and the call of foolishness. Which call will they answer? All of us, down to the youngest child, start out on the path of foolishness because we are born with foolishness in our hearts. Only God can incline your child s heart toward the path of wisdom—and he can use your example and diligent instruction to do it. Through these teachings and stories from the Bible, Sally Michael ...


The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus
Brennan Manning

HarperOne, 2006

In the eyes of the world, Jesus was a fool. He did not abide by the rules of his day; the people he associated with were shunned by society; his Sermon on the Mount reads likea primer on being left behind, stepped on, and ignored. In order for us to truly be the people Jesus wants us to be, we too must learn to become "foolish." Becoming a Christian is not a magical enterprise by which we are automatically transformed into better people. We ...


Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson

Mariner Books, 2008

Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me ) offers a fascinating explanation of ...


The Foolish Tortoise (The World of Eric Carle)
Richard Buckley

Little Simon, 2009

Last published in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery!


Foolproofing Your Life: How to Deal Effectively with the Impossible People in Your Life
Jan Silvious

WaterBrook Press, 2009

The world is filled with difficult people. It is impossible to avoid them. (You may have one, in particular, in your life right now.) In dealing with such people, we often try a number of coping strategies. Unfortunately, our best attempts at making peace often fail. This is because the difficult people in our lives are often what the Bible calls "fools." And dealing with fools requires a special kind of biblical wisdom. You've tried ...


The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
Robert Trivers

Basic Books, 2011

A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive—but deceit and self-deception carry the costs of being alienated from reality and can lead to disaster. So why does deception play such a prominent role in our everyday lives? In short, why do we deceive? In his bold new ...


The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access To Tools

Random House, 1971

FUNCTION. The Whole Earth Catalog functions as an evaluation and access device. With it, the user should know better what is worth getting and where and how to do the getting. An item is listed in the CATALOG if it is deemed: 1) Useful as a tool, 2) Relevant to an independent education, 3) High quality or low cost, 4) Easily available by mail. PURPOSE. We are as gods, and may as well get used to it. So far remotely done power and glory - -as via ...


Smart Women/Foolish Choices: Finding the Right Men Avoiding the Wrong Ones (Signet)
Connell Cowan, Melvyn Kinder

Signet, 1986

Smart Women/Foolish Choices: Finding the Right Men Avoiding the Wrong Ones (Signet)


Walking On Air: Success tips for the Young,Fly and Foolish
Trey Parker, A.D Williams

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Walking On Air: Success Tips for the Young, Fly and Foolish gives young dreamers of today, hope for tomorrow. We live in a world where people often settle for unfulfilled lives due to many reasons including, but not limited to prejudices of the world, fear of failure, and complacency. This book promotes the idea of leaving one’s comfort zone, walking out on faith and believing in achieving the impossible. It entails 9 helpful tips and ...


Haunted Mansion Volume 1: Welcome Foolish Mortal
Roman Dirge

SLG Publishing, 2007

When hinges creak in doorless chambers and candles flicker where the air is DEATHLY still, that s when you know that ghosts are present. The Haunted Mansion Volume One: Welcome Foolish Mortals! collects stories from the first six issues of the comic book series based on the classic Disney attraction. Featuring work by Roman Dirge, Eric Jones, Drew Rausch and many others, The Haunted Mansion tells the story of the 999 happy haunts who make the ...


Pumpkin Fiesta
Caryn Yacowitz

HarperCollins, 1998

Hoping to win a prize for the best pumpkin at the fiesta, Foolish Fernando tries to copy Old Juana's successful gardening techniques, but without really watching to see how much effort and love she puts into her work. Includes a recipe for pumpkin soup.


The Wise and Foolish Builders - Arch Book (Arch Books)
Concordia Publishing House, Larry Burgdorf

Concordia Publishing House, 2007

This book retells Jesus Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-27 and Luke 6:47-49). The Arch(R) Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.


A Foolish Consistency
Andrea Weir

Cedar Forge Press, 2014

When a trip to the emergency room on Christmas Eve brings Callie Winwood together with Will Tremaine, the man she once thought she'd marry but has not seen in twenty-five years, their chance meeting reignites feelings each has harbored for more than two decades. Their journey toward one another is anything but simple, however. Following the death of his wife, Joanna, two years earlier, which he believes he caused, Will has devoted himself ...


Becoming a Woman of Discretion: Cultivating a Pure Heart in a Sensual World
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Life Action Ministries, 2003

No woman sets out to tear down her home. But it happens in many subtle ways - with our attitudes, our words, and our actions. Walk verse-by-verse through Proverbs 7 to discover specific characteristics of the foolish woman. A series of penetrating questions is included, to help identify ways that we as women may unknowingly be "tearing down" the lives of those around us.


The Misanthrope and Other Plays: A New Selection (Penguin Classics)
Jean-Baptiste Moliere

Penguin Classics, 2000

Molière (1622-73) combined all the traditional elements of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep understanding of character to create richly sophisticated dramas which have always delighted audiences. Most are built around dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes such as The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of those around them. Such Foolish Affected Ladies and Those Learned Ladies ...



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