The Power of Desperation

Breakthroughs in Our Brokenness

Author: Michael Catt

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805448675

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A senior pastor of a Baptist church and the executive producer of Facing the Giants and FIREPROOF introduces an intriguing concept through biblical and modern stories of incomplete people whose only path to victory is through total surrender. Original.
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DESPERATION

Author: Duane K. Lacoursiere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145006342X

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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What happens when an inhabited planet is about to become uninhabitable? Do the inhabitants just accept their fate and die with dignity? Or do they abandon their planet like rats leaving a sinking ship? Common sense would dictate that a slim chance at survival is better by far than no chance at all. One only has to look at our own medical community to see how far they will go to buy a cancer patient just a few more months of life. Most times, the quality of that life is not even an issue. It does not matter how painful or wretched that life may be, as long as there is more of it. Thus, when the time came, the Colony Ship “Desperation” was launched. With only sublight capability and no clear destination it headed out into the great unknown with the philosophy that “anywhere is better than here.” This book is made up of excerpts from the Captains log of the Colony Ship “Desperation.” It covers a span of almost 1700 years from the time of its launch to the present, when they stumble across a secret that has evaded mankind ever since Noah sailed his Ark.
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Desperation

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150119223X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Several cross-country travelers--including a writer, a family on vacation, and a professor and his wife--end up in the little mining town of Desperation, where a crazy policeman and evil forces compel them to fight for their lives.
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Desperation

Author: Alexander Dundass

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304399702

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Desperation has set in for the Territories of the Twenty. After more than a century at war with the Hegemony, they have suffered two catastrophic defeats: the loss of their main uranium source for their warships and their failure in destroying the Hegemony's main base. In desperation, Admiral William Savage takes a third of the fleet to parts of the galaxy unknown to the Territories. Arriving in Lonsation space, Savage finds it has been taken over by the Hegemony and in order to take advantage of their uranium supplies, he must free Lonsatia. But do so, he may have to reveal his cybernetic powers as he battles his cyborg brothers exiled long ago for attempting to take over the galaxy. The missing fleet does not go unnoticed by the Hegemony, and plans are made to invade the capital of the Territories of the Twenty, Veloxora, while part of its defending fleet is missing. Will Admiral Savage be able to save the Lonsation Colonies, and will there be a home for him to return to at Veloxora?
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Divine Desperation

12 Powerful Insights to Help You Fulfill God's Destiny for Your Life

Author: John Hurston,Karen Hurston,Maxine Hurston

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1591851718

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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What difference can I make in this world? John Hurston shatters the notion that one person can't effect change in a nation or the world. Join him in the jungles of Africa, the cities of Korea and the ravages of Vietnam, and experience divine desperation. In a practical format ideal for personal or group study, this hero of the faith-the man whom Dr. Cho calls his mentor-shares timeless insights that will equip you to do more for God than you ever dreamed possible. You can make a difference! “John Hurston's memoir should be required reading for every Christian who is committed to evangelism and prayer.” -Ted Haggard, Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs “John Hurston's ministry alongside Dr. Cho is legendary…this book is birthed from the heart of one of God's choice servants.” -Tommy Barnett, Pastor, Phoenix First Assembly of God “This book will have you on the edge of your seat...and perhaps on your knees. Don't miss your opportunity to gain insight from the man who mentored the pastor of the world's largest church!” -Marilyn Hickey, President, Marilyn Hickey Ministries “This book will ignite you with the Spirit's fire of holy desire and will change you forever.” -Billy Joe Daugherty, Pastor, Victory Christian Center, Tulsa About the author: John Hurston served with distinction as an Assemblies of God missionary for more than thirty years. He was knighted by Liberia's President Tubman, and his mission among drug addicts in Saigon was given premium property by the president's wife of South Vietnam. For more than twenty years he served as mentor to Dr. David Yonggi Cho, founder and pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea-the largest church in the world. Dr. Hurston is now an adjunct professor at Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Georgia. For more information, visit his website at www.hurstonministries.org.
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Holy Desperation

Praying as If Your Life Depends on It

Author: Heather King

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829445153

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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2018 Association of Catholic Publishers, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 Association of Catholic Publishers, 1st Place; Inspirational 2018 Catholic Press Association, 3rd Place: Prayer, Books about Prayer When life has driven you to your knees, the only thing that works is prayer. Desperation has many faces: the addict who has hit bottom; the laid-off worker struggling to make the next house payment; the person who seems to have it all together but is wracked with fear, guilt, anger, or shame. We know we need help, but we are afraid to let anyone—especially God—see how broken we truly are. In Holy Desperation, Heather King demonstrates that, when we’re desperate, it’s precisely the right time to cry out to God. King, a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, begins with the basics of how to pray when you’re uncertain that God exists or when you feel that you’re beyond God’s reach. She challenges the assumptions that only the saintly can pray and that prayer ought to be tidy and nice. She reveals how prayer leads us beyond ourselves and into a life of purpose, lived for the good of others. Ultimately, Holy Desperation is an invitation to engage in bold, come-exactly-as-you-are prayer, offering a way forward, upward, and outward for anyone desperate enough to cry out for God’s help and presence. You are not alone.
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The Desperation Zone

Author: Dannie Hood

Publisher: Evergreen Press

ISBN: 9781581691399

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Most people see problems, the storms that blow through their lives, as obstacles to be avoided. Dannie Hood suggests that life's storms, and the resulting desperation they bring, can be a gateway to miraculous intervention. More importantly, they can be the catalyst of deeper fellowship and intimacy with God.
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Driven by Desperation

Author: Michael A. Folkes

Publisher: MIC - Mighty In Character, LLC

ISBN: 0986220809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Successful CEO of MA Folkes Co. Inc., Michael Folkes originated from an impoverished background in the countryside of Jamaica. From early on, Michael was forced to confront the poverty into which he was born. However, with determination and perseverance and the love, guidance and moral support of his grandparents he fought his way through poverty and abuse to beat the odds. Michael’s faith provided, and continues to provide great support. Michael believes God has answered his prayers, and intervened in his life. Today Michael is happy and successful, creating a legacy through the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation to provide the first steps for others to achieve their potential, with the intention that they, in turn, will help others to achieve theirs. Michael has written his life story in his first book Driven by Desperation, to inspire and motivate others to consider their own challenges as opportunities, and make changes that will have a positive impact on their lives.
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In Desperation

Author: Rick Mofina

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426888791

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Eleven-year-old Tilly Martin is dragged from her suburban bedroom. Her mother, Cora, pleads for mercy but the kidnappers are clear: if they don't get their $5 million back in five days, Tilly dies. If anyone contacts police, Tilly dies. Journalist Jack Gannon's estranged sister, Cora, disappeared without a trace decades ago. Now she is frantically reaching out to him for help. Cora tells him about the shameful mistakes she's made—but she guards the one secret that may be keeping her daughter alive. A twenty-year-old assassin, haunted by the faces of the people he's executed, seeks absolution as he sets out to commit his last murders as a hired killer. In the U.S. and Mexico, police and the press go flat out on Tilly's case. But as Gannon digs deeper into his anguished sister's past, the hours tick down on his niece's life and he faces losing a fragment of his rediscovered family forever.
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Quiet Desperation

The Effects of Competition in School on Abused and Neglected Children

Author: Gerald W. Neal

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 1461626749

Category: Education

Page: 136

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With standardized testing and predetermined subgroups garnering the attention of educational leaders, abused and neglected children have fallen deeper into the crevice of the system. For years these children have been ignored, save the obvious, visible bruises or child-initiated confessions. Because researching children is difficult without parental consent, it is nearly impossible to expose this problem with any level of legitimacy. By combining research from scientific research and the humanities, autobiographical flashbacks fuse with narratives that vividly detail the author's disturbing encounters with abused children as a school administrator. The effect is the realization that public schools unknowingly feed on weaker children beneath the awning of accountability.
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