Own The Moment

Author: Carl Lentz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150117701X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3181

This engaging and inspirational book by Carl Lentz, the rock star pastor of Hillsong NYC, shows us the way toward a more connected, spiritually-grounded, and fulfilled life. When you think of a Christian pastor, you probably don’t envision a tattooed thirty-something who wears a motorcycle jacket, listens to hip-hop music, references The Walking Dead and Black Lives Matter in his sermons, and every Sunday draws a standing-room only crowd to a venue normally used for rock concerts—in godless New York City, no less. But then you clearly have never met Carl Lentz. As lead pastor of the first United States branch of global megachurch Hillsong, the former college basketball player is on a mission to make Christianity accessible in the 21st century. In Own The Moment, he shares the unlikely and inspiring story of how he went from being an average teenager who couldn’t care less about church to leading one of the country’s fastest-growing congregations—how one day he is trying to convince a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven clerk to attend his service, and just a few years later he is baptizing a global music icon in an NBA player’s Manhattan bathtub. Amid such candid personal tales, Lentz also offers illuminating readings of Bible passages and practical tips on how to live as a person of faith in an increasingly materialistic world. How do you maintain your values—and pass them onto your children—in a society that worships money and sex and fame? How do you embrace your flaws in this Instagram era that exalts the appearance of perfection? How do you forget about “living the dream” and learn to embrace the beauty of your reality? These are just a few of the many important questions Lentz answers in Own The Moment—a powerful book that redefines not just Christianity but spirituality as a whole.

Contract Theory

Author: Stephen A. Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018813

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 1159

This book is both an examination of, and a contribution to, our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. Focusing on contemporary debates in contract theory, Contract Theory aims to help readers better understand the nature and justification of the general idea of contractual obligation, as well as the nature and justification of the particular rules that make up the law of contract. The book is in three parts. Part I introduces the idea of 'contract theory', and presents a framework for identifying, classifying, and evaluating contract theories. Part II describes and evaluates the most important general theories of contract; examples include promissory theories, reliance-based theories, and economic theories. In Part III, the theoretical issues raised by the various specific doctrines that make up the law of contract (e.g., offer and acceptance, consideration, mistake, remedies, etc.) are examined in separate chapters. The legal focus of the book is the common law of the United Kingdom, but the theoretical literature discussed is international in origin; the arguments discussed are thus relevant to understanding the law of other common law jurisdictions and, in many instances, to understanding the law of civil law jurisdictions as well.

Francis the First

Author: Fanny Kemble

Publisher: N.A



Page: 72

View: 6960

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II

Author: John J. McDermott

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823282805

Category: Philosophy

Page: 612

View: 2671

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.

Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062077252

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7033

With cryptic secrets and cravings, this eighth installment in the popular Vampire Kisses series is a romantic and mysterious thrill ride. Jagger plans to open a new club in Dullsville. But is it Raven's dream come true or a nightmare? The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth, now that Raven is madly in love with Alexander and a crew of vampires has taken up residence in Dullsville's old mill. But Raven can't decide whether Jagger's plan to open a new club, the Crypt, is a good one. Can Raven convince Jagger to listen to her plans to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent party space it could be? Will it be safe for mortals and vampires alike? And as Sebastian and Luna's relationship heats up, Raven wonders about her own amorous fate: Will Alexander ever turn her? Does he crave her and does he want to spend eternity together? And what does she really want?


Author: Thomas J. Ols

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456895001

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 991

Two young boys are standing over a huge pile of horse manure out next to the barn. The first kid says, “Wow! What a mess. It sure does stink!” His friend next to him says, “Cool! There must be a pony around here somewhere!” So which are you — the pessimist or the optimist? From the first story to the last, you will find words and ideas that allow you to take a different point of view from where you are standing. You will find ways to open your mind each day and to create the desires that have been inside you since birth. You will give yourself permission to step up to the way God intended for you to live in this lifetime. No matter what the circumstance, you always have a choice to turn any chaos around to achieve contentment, joy, and abundance. You can read this book from start to finish, or you can simply take a deep breath and turn to the page that offers a message you most need at this moment. Trust the process, trust yourself, and know there are no mistakes. You are exactly where you should be this moment. Start from where you are because that is where your power lies. Enjoy my words from my heart to yours.