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Bob Oros, 2012

Keep going and never give up. Your persistence will come from being committed to your goals and your willingness to keep going when everyone else would give up. You will learn how to face an impossible task and not let it stop you, but rather it will bring out the the best in you. Benjamin Franklin's 13-week self improvement program will guarantee your success.


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

Motivational Press, 2014

What is the Power of Persistence? What is the REAL "secret" to success and significance? Isn't it time you found out? Most people are so trapped in their past and their day-to-day to-do lists that they've lost strack of their biggest dreams and desires, and have lost momentum in actualizing them into their lives! Now comes a book that brings the momentum back. If you or anyone you know has ever wished for a second chance in ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution (Published for the ...
Eliga H. Gould

The University of North Carolina Press, 2000

The American Revolution was the longest colonial war in modern British history and Britain's most humiliating defeat as an imperial power. In this lively, concise book, Eliga Gould examines an important yet surprisingly understudied aspect of the conflict: the British public's predominantly loyal response to its government's actions in North America. Gould attributes British support for George III's American policies to a combination of ...


The First Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving ...
Jeff Davis

Stylus Publishing, 2010

"Jeff Davis offers keen insight into the first-generation student experience with this readable, informative, and persuasive volume. Smartly pairing academic analysis with student narratives, Davis describes and demonstrates the key barriers to student success for this growing contingent of American students. He presents a range of promising recommendations to support the increasing number of first-generation students who are now enrolling in ...


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

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how beneath our contemporary conversation about race lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which provides ...


So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools
Charles M. Payne

Harvard Education Press, 2008

This frank and courageous book explores the persistence of failure in today s urban schools. At its heart is the argument that most education policy discussions are disconnected from the daily realities of urban schools, especially those in poor and beleaguered neighborhoods. Charles M. Payne argues that we have failed to account fully for the weakness of the social infrastructure and the often dysfunctional organizational environments of urban ...


Java Persistence with Hibernate
Christian Bauer, Gavin King

Manning Publications, 2006

Persistence-the ability of data to outlive an instance of a program-is central to modern applications. Hibernate, the most popular Java persistence tool, provides automatic and transparent object/relational mapping making it a snap to work with SQL databases in Java applications. Hibernate applications are cheaper, more portable, and more resilient to change. Because it conforms to the new EJB 3.0 and Java Persistence 1.0 standard, Hibernate ...


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

Pantheon, 2011

Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency.   Renowned for his cool reason vis-à-vis the pitfalls and clichés of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy—Harvard professor of law and author of the New York Times best seller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word— gives us a keen and shrewd ...


Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One
David Mack

Pocket Books/Star Trek, 2012

Book One in the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation ! A BRAZEN HEIST Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew race to find out who has stolen Data’s android brother B-4—and for what sinister purpose. A BROKEN PROMISE One desperate father risks all for the son he abandoned forty years ago—but is he ready to pay the price for redemption? A DARING MISSION ...


Persistence of Memory (Den of Shadows)
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Delacorte Press, 2010

Sixteen-year-old Erin Misrahe just wants to be like everyone else in her new school. But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry or making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behavior wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about these episodes, and she’s grateful to have been spared them for a while. But when a protective friend comes ...


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 ...


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. ...



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