10 Popular Beliefs That Simply Aren't True
Author: David A Rich
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
View: 6306Author and professional speaker David Rich knows how to stimulate readers and get them to ask questions--such as "You mean that isn't in the Bible?" In this book, David turns his attention to ten popular notions commonly believed by Christians...but found nowhere in Scripture. Such beliefs, he indicates, are based in human-centered "religion" that waters God's Word down into pop culture. However, in every case, the Bible's true originals are vastly more liberating than sentiments like... God helps those who help themselves Believers are God's co-pilots Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven David's enthusiastic, energetic, easy-to-read style--which reflects his many years as a speaker--pulls his audience 100-percent into his arguments. Though readers may not agree with him right away, they will be challenged...and they "will" be motivated to check their Bibles and see why the unadulterated version of God's truth is always the best news.
Evidence for the Resurrection for Kids
Author: Josh McDowell,Sean McDowell
Publisher: Baker Books
View: 9944Kids want to see the evidence for themselves! In a kid-friendly Q&A about at the claims of the Gospel writers and 2,000 years of believing Christians, bestselling author Josh McDowell and his son, Sean, examine the compelling evidence and conclude that Jesus Christ conquered death! In clear, accessible chapters that correspond to the adult and teen editions of the book, Josh and Sean invite children ages 7 to 10 to discover the proof of Christ's resurrection and what it means for them today.
How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds
Author: Larry E. Swedroe
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3709Why do so many actively managed funds underperform? Why do passively managed funds provide superior returns, especially after taxes? What are the true interests of fund managers and the financial press? Most important, what strategy is in your best interest? What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know answers all these questions and more, giving you the inside information you need to become a successful investor who plays the winner's game-creating wealth-instead of the loser's game Wall Street wants you to play, of trying to pick stocks and time the market. In his revolutionary new guide, investment professional Larry Swedroe explains why active managers have rarely been able to add value to your portfolio over time. He dispenses with traditional Wall Street wisdom and experts and shows you how to invest the way really smart money invests today. What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know tells you exactly what Wall Street doesn't want you to know: how to avoid the pitfalls of short-term thinking and to invest so that you can create more wealth-much more wealth-over the long term.
Overcoming a Negative Body Image
Author: Brangien Davis
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 8881Examines the causes and consequences of negative feelings about one's body and discusses ways to develop a more positive and accepting self-awareness.
My American Century
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
View: 3928With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, "The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race, and Working, this "greatest hits" volume is a treasury of Terkel's most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel. "An informal epic of Terkel's near century [with a] cinematic vividness that tells you more than a shelf of standard history books." —Entertainment Weekly
Prayers for a New Generation
Author: Martin Saunders
Publisher: Monarch Books
View: 321This is a prayer book for teenagers, containing prayers in a range of styles, arranged thematically. Here are prayers about exams, bullying, relationships, the environment, sex, bereavement, and much, much more. The prayers themselves are numbered for ease of reference and feature a mix of ancient and modern styles, encouraging young people of many different temperaments to develop their own prayer life, as the prayers of others open spiritual doors for them. "When sudden, unexpected circumstances hit," explains Martin Saunders, "even the most hardened atheist can be known to turn to prayer. The desire and need to pray is created inside each one of us at the same time we get spleens, eyeballs and collarbones. Like a computer program which is created to contact its manufacturers regularly and 'request latest updates, ' so we are born with an innate desire to talk to our maker. "That's why, in those desperate moments when we do turn to prayer, we instantly feel some level of comfort. That's why, to stretch the software analogy a little further, we often walk away from prayer feeling refreshed, updated and upgraded."
Author: Rob Nicholas,Cheryl Pelteret,Herbert Puchta,Jeff Stranks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
View: 636American MORE! Six-Level Edition is a version of a course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. Each level of American MORE! contains 50-60 hours of class material. With dedicated reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills and cross-curricular learning sections, plus a wide range of flexible components, you really do get more with American MORE! The Teacher's Resource Book contains detailed guidance on how to get the best out of the course, warm-up activities, photocopiable grammar and communication resources, tests and answer keys, and 'Extra' idea sections for fast finishers. The test material is contained on the Testbuilder CD-ROM, together with the audio for the tests.
The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II
Author: Gregory A. Freeman
View: 4331The astonishing, never before told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II—when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia... During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian farmers and peasants risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers while they waited for rescue, and in 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip large enough for C-47 cargo planes—without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the cargo planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back—without getting shot down themselves. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time ever. The Forgotten 500 is the gripping, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II. “Amazing [and] riveting.”—James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers
Author: Matthew Quirk
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 7954Mike Ford was following his father into a life of crime, when he chose to go straight and instead worked his way through Harvard Law School. Now he's landed the ultimate job with the Davies Group, a powerful political consulting firm run by the charismatic Henry Davies. Rubbing shoulders with Washington's heavyweights and with more money and privileges than he's ever imagined, Mike believes that everything has finally come right. But he's about to discover that power comes with a price. Henry Davies is looking for a protégé for a crucial deal and one that must go right no matter what. Mike soon learns that being on the side of the lawmakers doesn't mean your work is legal. And there's no place for a moral code when you're on the devil's payroll. THE 500 is a fast-paced thriller that takes the reader on a journey through the corridors of power to the crack dens of Washington and the corrupt underbelly of American politics.
The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work
Author: Joanne B. Ciulla
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3503A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
A Story of My Death to Sin and My Life in Christ
Author: Alice Leszek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 7974Alice is a girl no different from any girl growing up today in America. She lives in Africa but has dreams and a family she loves and who loves her. Soon her life becomes nothing like what most girls here have to encounter. War becomes a looming threat and causes financial loss and periodic separation from loved ones. Gossip leads to mistrust and broken hearts. HIV and AIDS becomes a source of confusion and fear. An antiquated system of marriage leads to homelessness and total lonliness. A friendship is reconcilliated but turns into her biggest curse of all. All the while a relationship with God is all Alice can truly count on.
Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life
Author: James C. Howell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
View: 7857This introductory-level book on Christianity looks clearly at what the church believed and taught throughout its history. Hard questions about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life are dealt with. As author, veteran scholar, and pastor James Howell puts it, "Great hope rests in thinking through these questions." In doing so, he explores what it means to live as a Christian, as part of the church community, and also what it means to live with the hope Christian faith provides, even for those who "previously believed there was no hope. Study questions for discussion are included.