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The Power of Persistence: Breakthroughs in Your Prayer Life
Michael Catt

B&H Books, 2009

Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of the Georgia congregation’s runaway hit films Facing the Giants and Fireproof , is often asked why God has blessed their efforts in such a remarkable way. His answer is simple: “We have a praying church that is walking in unity. We pray over every ministry and every decision.” The Power of Persistence is Catt’s invitation to a prayer-without-ceasing way ...


The Power of Persistence: Real Life Stories of Real People Creating Extraordinary Results
Justin Sachs

Motivational Press, 2009

The Power of Persistence contains the most uplifting and impacting stories of how persistence has shaped the greatest leaders in business and life in general. Ever wonder what the difference is between those who have enormous success and those who just barely make it by? This book will show you why persistence is the number one skill the greatest successes have.


Persistence: Contemporary Readings (MIT Readers in Contemporary Philosophy)

A Bradford Book, 2006

How does an object persist through change? How can a book, for example, open in the morning and shut in the afternoon, persist through a change that involves the incompatible properties of being open and being shut? The goal of this reader is to inform and reframe the philosophical debate around persistence; it presents influential accounts of the problem that range from classic papers by W. V. O. Quine, David Lewis, and Judith Jarvis Thomson to ...


The Art of Persistence: The Simple Secrets to Long-Term Success (Inspirational Books Series) (Volume 9)
R.L. Adams

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

What is the Art of Persistence? Tired of talking about wanting to achieve something, but not following through with it? Do you find yourself repeatedly giving up and falling short in the realization of your dreams? Are you moving further and further away from your goals with each passing day? Break this vicious cycle with the simple secrets to long-term success by downloading The Art of Persistence Discover Life-Changing ...


The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life - Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning ...
Thomas M. Sterner

New World Library, 2012

In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process. Early life is all about trial-and-error practice. If we ...


The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
Robert Wald Sussman

Harvard University Press, 2014

Biological races do not exist—and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false, and poisonous idea, Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today. ...


Persistence & Perseverance: Dance Until It Rains

Laurenzana Press, 2011

Reviews "Reading these stories over and over will help deposit the habit of persistence deep in the treasury of your sub-conscious mind." -- Bob Proctor, star of The Secret and best selling author You Were Born Rich "No obstacle is too big for the person whose heart is bigger! Dance Until it Rains is a book filled with inspiring stories of ordinary people who achieved extraordinary results because they overcame their obstacles with faith, ...


Increasing Persistence: Research-based Strategies for College Student Success
Wesley R. Habley, Jennifer L. Bloom, ...

Jossey-Bass, 2012

What really works in student retention? Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that bridges the gaps between theory, research, and successful practice. Anchored by ACT, Inc.’s 2010 What Works in Student Retention survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, which provides insights on the causes of attrition and identifies retention interventions most likely to enhance student persistence, the book provides ...


NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence
Pramod J. Sadalage, Martin Fowler

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012

The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program.   NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL ...


Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011

Lambda Literary Award finalist American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. The result is Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme . The stories in these pages resist simple definitions. The people in ...


The Persistence of Yellow: A Book of Recipes for Life
Monique Duval

Compendium Publishing & Communications, 2000

A book to make your heart soar! You will laugh, cry, cheer and fall in love with life all over again.


Persistence, 2014

Centuries from now, surveyors working alone on the edge of our Solar System discover an ancient starship thought lost more than a century before. What secrets or threats does this ancient ship hold?


The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War (Verso World History Series)
Arno J. Mayer

Verso, 2010

In this classic work which analyzes the context in which thirty years of war and revolution wracked the European continent, the great historian Arno Mayer emphasizes the backwardness of the European economies and their political subjugation by aristocratic elites and their allies. Mayer turns upside down the vision of societies marked by modernization and forward-thrusting bourgeois and popular social classes, thereby transforming our ...


The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s
Mitchell Morris

University of California Press, 2013

How can we account for the persistent appeal of glossy commercial pop music? Why do certain performers have such emotional power, even though their music is considered vulgar or second rate? In The Persistence of Sentiment , Mitchell Morris gives a critical account of a group of American popular music performers who have dedicated fan bases and considerable commercial success despite the critical disdain they have endured. Morris examines the ...


The Persistence of Memory: A Novel
Tony Eprile

W. W. Norton & Company, 2005

"Throws all its chips in the air like a dazzling Nabokovian trick."—Daphne Merkin, Los Angeles Times Book Review In this humane yet savagely witty portrait of apartheid South Africa in its waning years, Tony Eprile renders his homeland's turbulent past with striking clarity. The Baltimore Sun declared Eprile's "horrifying yet heartrendingly beautiful" prose to be "comparable to his fellow authors of Apartheid Andre Brink and Nadine ...


The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
Allan Brandt

Basic Books, 2009

From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many ...


Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality
Kristen Schilt

University Of Chicago Press, 2011

The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people ...


Pride and Persistence
Jeanna Ellsworth

Hey Lady Publications, 2014

Undaunted by a threatening storm, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley insists he must deliver his letter to Miss Elizabeth Bennet–– then tragedy strikes. Riddled with guilt, Elizabeth comes to the aid of the comatose Mr. Darcy and stays by his side until he regains consciousness. She soon learns that although Mr. Darcy has awoken, he has not returned to himself. And with no memory of his first disastrous proposal, he has concluded that there is ...


Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009

A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who ...


The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency
Randall Kennedy

Vintage, 2012

Renowned for his insightful, common-sense critiques of racial politics, Randall Kennedy gives us a shrewd and penetrating analysis of the complex relationship between the first black president and his African-American constituency. Kennedy tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African Americans; the differences in Obama’s presentation of himself to blacks and ...



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