Non-Prophet Murders

Author: Becky Wooley,William David Spencer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608993310

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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Four ministers ignore the prophecy, REPENT OR DIE. Three of them die: -Pastor Newell Post Lawson, militaristic founder of Holy City Pre-millennial Church, suffers an on-air heart attack. -Politically ambitious Reverend Bishop, The Reverend Bishop of Greater Bennettville First Baptist/Methodist/Episcopal/Holiness Alpha and Omega International Tabernacle, succumbs to food poisoning. -Brother Thomas Alexander Willis dies dramatically in the baptistery of Bennettville One True Church after preaching against drama in worship. One survives: -Twenty-three-year-old Grit Griffin is injured in an explosion at an unconventional Christian fellowship named Deep Water. Now Grit and Thomas Willis' daughter, Grace, must stop a serial killer.

Grieving as a Teacher’s Curriculum

Author: Edward Podsiadlik III

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004422501

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Podsiadlik integrates educational philosophy, literary analysis, and reflective practice to examine ways in which grief can illuminate the nuances and complexities of a teacher’s life and work.

Nerve

Author: Indira Samarasekera,Martha Piper

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773058150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1363


Candid and insightful perspectives on the dilemmas and opportunities women confront as they take on leadership positions Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first (and so far only) female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities and directors of some of the nation’s largest market cap companies, but what they had in common was their gender, their willingness to take risks when leadership opportunities presented themselves, and a work ethic second to none. It was not always easy, pretty, or fair, but it was always the result of choosing to answer the call to lead. A call that in the authors’ view, too many women still turn away from. In Nerve: Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First, Piper and Samarasekera share their personal and professional stories, offering guidance for women leaders of every age and at every stage of their career. Nerve is a must-read for any woman who is leading today, considering leading, or thinking about life after leading.

Some Folks Feel the Rain Others Just Get Wet

Author: Rev. James W. Moore

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724454

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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This is another way of saying that some people smell the roses, while others just complain about the thorns. In his warm, conversational style, popular author James W. Moore explores the reasons why some people are able to see our time on earth as a gracious gift from God rather than as an agonizing endurance test; and, simply put, why some people have the ability to celebrate life with an abundance of gratitude. Each chapter in this book includes a reference to an important passage of Scripture, powerful stories and examples from the lives of others, and practical suggestions for better daily living. A study guide is also included. Chapter Titles: Can You Feel the Strength to Keep on Believing When It's Hard? Can You Feel the Zest of Life? Can You Feel the Power of Commitment? Can You Feel the Joy of Freedom? Can You Feel the Power of Love? Can You Feel the Strength to Persevere? Can You Feel the Attitude of Gratitude? Can You Feel the Call to Discipleship? Can You Feel the Quality of Childlikeness? Can You Feel the Firm Foundation? Can You Feel the Good Side of Worry? Can You Feel the New Way of Looking at Things? Can You Feel the Miracle of Encouragement? Can You Feel the Sense of What's Valuable? Can You Feel the Beauty of Inclusiveness? Can You Feel God Hugging You to Life?

Daring to Fight

Author: Victoria Mininger

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1631950673

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In Daring To Fight, Victoria Mininger shares her painful battle with clinical depression and lays out practical steps for how she fought her way from dark days of lying on the couch to re-engaging in life again. Shame tells those struggling with depression and anxiety they are not good enough. It tells them there is something fundamentally wrong. Well-meaning friends may even whisper that a lack of faith is the cause of these deep-rooted issues—adding another layer to the shame storm for believers. They are pointed to the Bible, left to memorize verses, pray more, and go to church more without any practical guidance for how to tie God’s Word to the day-to-day obstacles that come with these struggles. In this eight-week guidebook, Victoria outlines what it takes to battle depression head-on with grit, grace, and faith from a strong foundation in God’s Word to intentional daily rhythms. So much more than a band-aid for the heart, Daring to Fight shows those struggling with depression and anxiety how to stand on their own two feet and once again fight for their healing and health.

This Caffeinated Life

Author: Laura Deeds

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664237798

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Life is tough, and we all have to make it through the day somehow. For author Laura Deeds, it’s with the help of a big cup of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. In her debut book, This Caffeinated Life, Laura uses the humor and sarcasm that come naturally to her to share her real-life experiences and encourage you to keep going. Through the stories of her life, she hopes to let you know how much you matter in this world and help you understand that you can and should look to God for hope and strength. We all need a good friend to help us along the way in life, and Laura hopes she can be that friend for you, offering connection and support to those who may not find much of it from other sources. Exploring the struggles of real life that too many mothers are afraid to discuss, this personal narrative offers encouragement and hope for tired, busy, overly caffeinated moms.

Soul Friends

Author: Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310563402

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Are you missing out on one of the most transforming means to a deeper and more vibrant faith? In Soul Friends, Dr. Leslie Parrott explores the intimate stages of a woman's spiritual journey while showing you how soul friendships can deepen and enlarge your faith. God brings us soul-friends to help in our spiritual journey, sometimes in predictable places: small groups, friendships, and mentors. But they’re sometimes found in places we don’t expect—these “hidden guides” are people, past or present, whose role in our life may even be hidden from them, but nevertheless, have a deep impact on our growth and vitality. Whether it’s a hidden guide, a member of a small group, or a friend we’ve had for years, these soul-friends all hold the potential to embody grace that enables us to take a next step in the unfolding journey of our faith. Leslie reveals how every woman traverses four stages of spiritual growth—quest, calling, crisis, and communion – again and again. And whatever stage you find yourself traveling right now, you need soul friends to help you move forward When we seize the initiative to connect, together we will form a part of the deep communion that is the sisterhood of the traveling saints, journeying together in our desire to know God, serve him, and love him more deeply. Through story, poem, and reflection, Leslie Parrott reminds each of us of the incredibly intimate, intricate, faith-forming work God does in us through the gift of the women he places in our lives.

Little Night

Author: Luanne Rice

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101583606

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne’s defense of her spouse—all lies—and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep. The two long for a relationship with each other, but they’ll have to dig deep into their family’s difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her. A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, Little Night marks a milestone for Luanne Rice—the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" (The New York Times Book Review).