A First Step into a Much Larger World

The Christian University and Beyond

Author: John W. Hawthorne

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873128

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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How do Christian students approach their years at a Christian college or university? What are the connections between all those hours of study and the Christian life? A First Step into a Much Larger World invites students, parents, and educators into a broad conversation about faith and learning in a postmodern age. Students will explore how to respond to diversity while maintaining community, how to make learning sensible as an expression of faith, and how to move from passive recipients of education to active and engaged co-learners with others. In so doing, they can transform their undergraduate years into a springboard for engaging the culture beyond the university.

Forever A-Men

Author: John Trevillian

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780880901


Page: 416

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BOOK THREE OF THE A-MEN TRILOGY The A-Men trilogy breaks new ground in mixing noir-style sci-fi with mythic fantasy elements, with five first-person viewpoints on the action. Forever A-Men is the trilogy's concluding book and a science fiction tour de force. Switching Dead City for the crystal arks of the thirteen corporate colonies, Jack comes face to face with the full extremity of D'Alessandro's master plan. Awakening as godking in the fantasy realms of Forevermore, effectively trapped within the pages of his own faerie tale book, he realises his only chance at redemption is to reform the A-Men for one last amazing adventure. With the help of Pure, Dingo the Wonder Dog and the blind, psychic detective Arken Ellis Winterman, Jack finds his path leads inextricably back to D'Arkadia, his family's deserted starstation, for a final confrontation with the terrible past he has tried so desperately to escape. An astonishing final chapter to the A-Men trilogy, this is a story of the realisation that nothing is forever, and of identifying what is important before it is far, far too late.

Dirty Hands

Christian Ethics in a Morally Ambiguous World

Author: Garth Baker-Fletcher

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451408232

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7785


How can one make the ethical and "right" decision in a deeply ambiguous moral world? Baker-Fletcher's basic introduction to Christian Ethics-with attitude-examines the fundamental ethical problems of moral decision-making, in which knowledge will always be unsure, time short, decisions ambiguous, and consequences multiple and unforseeable. Baker-Fletcher treats ethics as engagement, getting one's hand's "dirty with life." He employs a journey motif in order to aid readers in plotting their own "moralscape" (the fundamental commitments that affect their own decisions.

Cassiopeia Wright

Author: John Hofman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430311363

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 5589


Young woman trying to lead a normal life in spite of obstacles in her way. Setting: 1980s, orchestra, Chicago; references to work at Interpol and United Kingdom intelligence services, and to family history in England and Switzerland. Use of British English and American English. Point of View: Omniscient Author couched between two chapters of First Person. Fiction. Completed, Polished "Draft". Some action, romance, spy. Flags: some language, some implied sex, some drug use, some violence.


Author: Tom Lowe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671019244

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4530


Hired to help a California Republican win a seat in the U.S. Senate, a young political strategist experiences the rewards--money, sex, and power--of campaigning, only to take up his own campaign against political corruption. A first novel. Reprint.

Adventures in Minecraft

Author: David Whale,Martin O'Hanlon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118946855

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 5107


Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraftand programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gamingexperience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraftprogramming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in thehighly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11-to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programmingskills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlonwalk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC,Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, andmake a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, anda treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electroniccircuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres andpyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, andprogram an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writingMinecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anythingyou can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures inMinecraft companion website supplies you with avideo for each adventure in the book, downloadablecode files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonusadventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraftaccomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineerswho design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft anddevelop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraftworld. They both work regularly with young people in schools,computing clubs and at community events, giving talks aboutMinecraft programming and running programming workshops.

The U.S. Air Force

Author: David Jordan

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836856798

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9035


Presents the history of the United States Air Force from its beginnings as part of the army to the present day and discusses the Air Force's peacetime duties as well as contributions during wartime.

Envisioning the Future

Science Fiction and the Next Millennium

Author: Marleen S. Barr

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566522

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 7324


Writers speculate on the future and the role of science fiction.

The Bankers Who Sold the World

Author: Simon Drake

Publisher: Simon Drake

ISBN: 0955971942

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 7999


At the peak of the financial crisis a high-flying team of egotistical, ambitious and international bankers flying to a global emergency financial bailout meeting are visited by a duo of egotistical, ambitious, intergalactic alien bankers. The alien bankers ask if earth requires an intergalactic bailout that could save earth's crumbling economy by selling a part of earth to the alien banker's clients from across the galaxy. For the hot shot earthling bankers, keen to win deals and redemption, it is a clash of greed, ego, plus classic over and under-valuation of their own planet. Also, the alien bankers might be a different species but the game is the same: Thanks to the financial crash earth is going cheap, yet what is it really worth? Who are the alien's clients and what are their goals and assets? For the deal to be closed requires the usual twists of brinkmanship hedged on universally accepted fundamentals of return on value, depreciation, and of course bonuses. As with every deal there is a hitch - and for this intergalactic merger and acquisition it could be the short-sightedness of the earthling bankers, or the greed of the alien bankers from across the universe, or the clients: the high-risk and no-assets parasitic Klonger race, looking to invest in a new planet to call home. Can the earthling bankers save earth without 'selling out' earth, get back their vision, and earn their capitalist redemption? Will the alien bankers alter the course of humanity, or is earth just too much of a risk? How will historians of the future, both human and the artificially intelligent, view this clash of civilizations?