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The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life's Hard
David C. Cook
Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow ... and the devestating reality of stage-four cancer. In The Hardest Peace , Kara doesn't offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into ...
Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life
In Search of the Good Life Have you ever that your life--and budget--is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it possible to find balance? In a word, yes . Ruth Soukup knows firsthand how stressful an unorganized life and budget can be. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and practical action ...
Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
An inspiring and eye-opening exploration of the phenomenon of miracles from the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer. What are miracles, and why do so many people believe in them? What do they tell us about ourselves? And what do we do with experiences that we cannot explain? In Miracles , Eric Metaxas offers compelling -- sometimes electrifying -- evidence that there’s something real to be reckoned with, ...
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary D Chapman
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love-that's the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages , you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and ...
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic ...
You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner
In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your destiny. Keep Your Vision in Front of You - Dare to dream big dreams. Run Your Race - Focus on your unique course and goals. Expect Good Things - ...
Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology
Susan J Ferguson
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
This best-selling anthology provides excellent coverage of key concepts in sociology including culture, socialization, deviance, social structure, social institutions, and social inequality. Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 58 selections represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. Students will be introduced to cutting edge scholarship and perspectives through classical readings from ...
World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions (Second Edition)
Jeffry A. Frieden
David A. Lake
W. W. Norton & Company
A contemporary, problem-oriented approach to international relations. Why are there wars? Why do countries struggle to cooperate to prevent genocides or global environmental problems? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Organized around the puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to the study of world politics, this book gives students the tools they need to think analytically about compelling questions like these. In ...
Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All
Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman explores how to better control your tongue, knowing what to say and how to say it, and realizing when it is best to say nothing at all. From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her ...
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
The New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer , renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers ...
Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson—shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is. Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty . She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her ...
The Daniel Plan Study Guide: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
Dr. Daniel Amen
Feast on Something Bigger than a Fad This six-session video-based, small group study from Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman is centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. With support from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick Warren and thousands of people from his congregation started on a journey to transform their own lives. It’s called The Daniel ...
Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good
N. T. Wright
The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus’ message is “good news” and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know. The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What’s so “good” about stories involving damnation, violence, and ...
The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition (College Admissions Guides)
What makes The Best 379 Colleges the most popular college guide? DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS · In-depth school profiles covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more · Candid feedback from 130,000 students RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of professors, career services, financial aid, ...
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
Paul David Tripp
365 Gospel-Centered Devotions for the Whole Year Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. ...
Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity
Interrupted follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission. Snatching Jen from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?” She was far too busy doing church than being church, even as a pastor’s wife, an author of five Christian books, and a committed believer for 26 years. She discovered she had ...
Think and Grow Rich
Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's ...
Who Told You That You Were Naked?
Kelvin J. Cochran
3G Publishing, Inc.
This profound question, "Who told you that you were naked?, meant much more than, "Who told you that you do not have on clothes?" From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent ...
Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer
We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray. But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered ...
Financial Markets and Institutions (8th Edition) (Pearson Series in Finance)
Frederic S Mishkin
For all undergraduate and graduate students of Financial Markets. This title is also suitable for all readers interested in financial markets and institutions. A practical and current look into today’s financial markets and institutions. In Financial Markets and Institutions , bestselling authors Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley G. Eakins provide a practical introduction to prepare students for today’s changing landscape of ...
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