Leap of Faith

Embracing the Life God Promised You

Author: Ellie Lofaro

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781440707

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Whether you're a seeker, a new believer, or have walked with God for some time, author and teacher Ellie Lofaro will inspire you to take the leap into a rich friendship with God.

Martha's Leap of Faith

Author: Priscilla Graham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146855588X


Page: 20

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King Lee and Queen Irene are the rulers of Springville. They have a daughter named Martha, who is a very shy and mild mannered girl. They are very overprotective of her. Martha spends all of her time secluded on her leaf all day and night. Her parents are always busy so, their servant Nick frequently checks up on Martha. Nick encourages Martha to do more childlike things like play around but Martha just sits on her leaf all day. After many attempts to help Martha, Nick becomes tired and he doesn t bother her about it anymore. One day an angel comes to Springville and her name is Mary. Mary is a beautiful butterfly that loves roses. One morning Mary comes to talk to Martha and they quickly become fond of each other. The two become best friends and they talk girl talk and sing songs all day. One day Mary comes to get Martha for a girls day out and when she tries to get Martha to come down from her life, Martha tells her that she hasn t been off her leaf since she was a small child and that she was afraid to jump down. After a couple of hours of pleading, Martha jumps down. When he hits the ground the two girls play the rest of the day. Martha says that she never felt so alive in her life and that she never would have had this feeling if she hadn t took her leap of faith.

Leap of Faith

Author: Shilp Smita

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352060946

Category: Poetry

Page: 167

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"To write of the conflict within, to be wronged by life and still feel blessed to be living. To know that wrong was just a part of bigger plan of right. This collection essays a reflection into touching a realm, a dimension, we only feel deep within, and are too scared to talk about. This work is a belief in goodness even in the worst of souls, and a belief of filling unimaginable abyss of chaos grief and darkness in human beings, with love light and faith. It is for all the people who have been at the turning points of their lives and have sensed a lower band in all they fail to do and an upper hand which comes to their rescue. It’s for everyone out there who understands that love and pain are inseparable, that angels and devils do exist and we all have a part of both in us. It’s all about which one we love more, the devil to kiss him and make him go the sleep or the angel to challenge and make him go much higher. This short collection is a trial at both communication and silence, because that’s where our innermost or the supreme, as we call it, resides"

Leap of Faith

Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy

Author: Michael J. Mazarr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541768345

Category: History

Page: 528

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The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history. A single disastrous choice in the wake of 9/11-the decision to use force to remove Saddam Hussein from power-did enormous damage to the wealth, well-being, and reputation of the United States. Few errors in U.S. foreign policy have had longer-lasting or more harmful consequences. Yet how the decision came to be made remains shrouded in mystery and mythology. To this day, even the principal architects of the war cannot agree on it. Michael Mazarr has interviewed dozens of players involved in the deliberations about the invasion of Iraq and has reviewed all the documents so far declassified. He paints a devastating of portrait of an administration fueled by righteous conviction yet undercut by chaotic processes, rivalrous agencies, and competing egos. But more than the product of one bungling administration, the invasion of Iraq emerges here as a tragically typical example of modern U.S. foreign policy fiascos. Leap of Faith asks profound questions about the limits of US power and the accountability for its use. It offers lessons urgently relevant to stave off similar disasters-today and in the future.

The Leap of Faith

The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Author: Sven H. Steinmo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198796811

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Why are citizens in some countries more willing to pay taxes than in other countries? This book examines the history of the relationship between citizens and their states in five countries, (Sweden, Britain, Italy, Romania, and the United States), and demonstrates how and why people in in some countries have come to trust the government with their money while in other countries they do not. The book explores the evolution of this relationship in detail, in each case showing how some governments developed the fiscal and technical capacity to tax their citizens fairly and deliver public services efficiently. In short, how and why some countries became more trustworthy than others. The volume concludes by examining the implications of these five cases for developing countries today and the lessons that can be learned.

Leap of Faith

From Fear to Fulfillment

Author: Suzanne M. Harmony

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595528023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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Part one of "Leap of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment" is a wonderful source of encouragement, empowerment and enlightenment. The chapters, like rungs on a ladder, carefully guide the reader to hold on, act upon their desires and embrace the opportunity to live their dreams. As they courageously leap to their Divine right place in life they truly experience the AHHH of fulfillment. The pages are also speckled with some of my own personal experiences. Part two has proven to be a healing and very rewarding experience for all those who graciously accepted my invitation to share their "Pearls of Wisdom," " Reiki Experiences and Leaps of Faith," and "Poetry." Barry Spilchuk co-author of "A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul" and creator of You're My Hero Books has offered this quote for "Leap Of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment: " "In a world where everything is RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, And we are told we have to be POWERFUL to succeed, Along comes this timely book from Suzanne Harmony. This book will allow you to GENTLY start to heal, claim your power and put you on your path to CELEBRATING YOUR GOD GIVEN gifts and talents to the fullest of your ability."

Leap of Faith

Author: Jenny Pattrick

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143770926

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A vivid novel about ingenuity and hard slog, crooks and dreamers, bootleggers and love. Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. It's being cut through steep mountainsides and across deep gullies to join the two ends of the Main Trunk Line. Also drawn to the remote worker settlements are miners from Denniston, young men fresh off the boat, sly-groggers, temperance campaigners, women following their menfolk, local Maori and a varied assortment of people after a new life or a quick buck. Among them is a preacher, Gabriel Locke, who is running from a shady past and determined to avoid the daily grind. With untimely and suspicious deaths, the horrendous weather, impossible deadlines and the rugged landscape, it will take a lot more than a leap of faith for this disparate group to complete the railroad and build the magnificent Makatote viaduct . . .

Leap of Faith

An Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown

Author: Gordon Cooper,Bruce Henderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504054237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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“An exciting insider’s look at Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo . . . NASA’s internal politics, disasters, glitches and close calls” by a pioneering astronaut (Publishers Weekly). Gordon “Gordo” Cooper was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, pilot for Apollo X, head of flight crew operations for the United States’ first orbiting space station, and the last American to venture into space alone. Stretching from the dawning days of NASA to the far reaches of the unknown, Cooper’s distinguished career as a record-setting astronaut helped shape America’s space program and blazed a trail for generations to come. In this astonishing memoir—written with #1 New York Times bestseller Bruce Henderson—Cooper crosses paths with such aviation luminaries as Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, and German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun; he shares his early days at Edwards Air Force Base and the endeavors that became the basis for The Right Stuff; he takes us inside NASA with candid accounts of his defeats and accomplishments; he reflects on the triumphs and tragedies of his heroic colleagues; and he finally reveals the reasons behind his belief in extraterrestrial intelligence, including the US military’s long-standing UFO cover-ups. Buckle yourself in for a breathtaking ride because in Leap of Faith, Gordon Cooper takes readers to places they’ve never been before.

A Cosmic Leap of Faith

An Authorial, Structural, and Theological Investigation of the Cosmic Christology in Col. 1:15-20

Author: Vincent A. Pizzuto

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916517

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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Among the array of christologies embodied within New Testament literature, the so-called "hymn" of Colossians 1: 15-20 offers a unique and invaluable contribution to contemporary theological and inter-religious discourse. This is because it conveys what is arguably the highest christological affirmation within the canon. Pizzuto contends that the hymn is a creative and faith-filled composition by the same deutero-Pauline author of the Colossians epistle itself and demonstrates that there is an inextricable relationship between the chiastic structure of Col 1: 15-20 and a proper understanding of its provenance, authorship and theology. Although the hymn echoes theological motifs consistent with Second Temple Judaism and loosely reflects a number of syncretistic influences, it is fundamentally the novelty of the "Christ-event," - the historical impact of Jesus of Nazareth - that has been most influential in determining the christological categories of Col 1: 15-20 and its larger epistolary framework. Pizzuto thus defends the overall integrity of the hymn against those who would assert that it reflects a pre-Christian or pre-Colossians origin. He concludes that Col 1: 15-20 represents something of a "leap" beyond Pauline christology into a new and unequivocal conviction of the cosmic implications of the Cross.

A Leap of Faith

The Men and Women Who Served Post 9/11

Author: Jenny La Sala

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490792236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

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A Leap of Faith is a collection of brotherhood and sisterhood of military veterans post 9/11, each with their own story to share and suffering from PTSD to IED injuries. Each Soldier faced varying hurdles on their journey leading up to the military and transitioning back to civilian life. ?The women Veterans revealed a special vulnerability undergoing the drastic change? and uncomfortable truths about double standards regarding gender in the military.? It is our desire that these stories will deepen the understanding of how poorly the military prepares its Soldiers for the high-stakes shift from deployment back to civilian life.? As I interviewed the men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, they all came back with the same message. And that was after America was attacked on 9/11, they wanted to do something to help and enlisted in the military. It was in that moment that I realized they each took a leap of faith, not knowing what was ahead of them. But they knew what they were leaving behind and were intent on protecting it; hence, the book title emerged as A Leap of Faith: The Men and Women Who Served Post 9/11. Their faith also emerged as strength and resonates through their incredible stories. Each veteran story is preceded by their favorite Psalm.