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From Weakness to Strength

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In this honest book, pastor and author Scott Sauls exposes the real struggles that Christian leaders and pastors regularly face. Sauls shares his own stories and those of other leaders from Scripture and throughout history to remind us that we are human, we are sinners, and we need Jesus to help us thrive as people and leaders. For Christian leaders—both inside and outside of the church—weaknesses that are left unchecked can lead to a downfall that is both public and painful. They want to lead with character and live like Jesus, but ambition, isolation, criticism, envy, anticlimax, opposition, restlessness, and insecurity can get in the way. From Weakness to Strength provides leaders with tools to draw near to Jesus and stay encouraged and hopeful, even (and especially) when sin and struggle get in the way.

Strength Through Weakness

Strength Through Weakness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greg Becker
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973630656
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Strength Through Weakness by Greg Becker Summary

For most of his adult life, Greg Becker persevered through multiple health issues resulting in friends often telling him that he should write a book. In November, 2012, he formed the outline that would become his autobiography. Greg's nightly at-home dialysis treatments made sleep difficult, so he soon became consumed with typing his memoir throughout the nights on his iPad. His book was finished in a mere six weeks. Less than a month later, on the evening of his 56th birthday, he asked his wife to take him to the emergency room, a trip they had made many times before. Shortly after midnight, Greg went into cardiac arrest and was gone a few hours later. God's providence was evident in the writing of Greg's book just as it was throughout his entire life. This book is the culmination of a lifetime of events that Greg prayed would be used to glorify God and encourage the reader.

Weakness Is the Way

Weakness Is the Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. I. Packer
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433536862
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Weakness Is the Way by J. I. Packer Summary

Most people think of weakness as purely negative, but true Christianity embraces weakness as a way of life. In this collection of meditations on 2 Corinthians, renowned Bible scholar and theologian J. I. Packer reflects on the central importance of weakness for the Christian life. He exhorts readers to look to Christ for strength, affirmation, and contentment in the midst of their own sin and frailty. Now in his mid-eighties, Packer mediates on the truths of Scripture with pastoral warmth and exegetical care, drawing on lessons learned from the experience of growing older and coming face-to-face with his own mortality. Overflowing with wisdom gleaned from a life of obedience to Christ and dependence on his Word, this encouraging book ultimately directs readers to the God who promises to be ever-present and all-sufficient.

Flip the System Australia

Flip the System Australia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah M. Netolicky,Jon Andrews,Cameron Paterson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429770502
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Flip the System Australia by Deborah M. Netolicky,Jon Andrews,Cameron Paterson Summary

This is a book by educators, for educators. It grapples with the complexities, the humanity and the possibilities in education. In a climate of competing accountabilities and measurement mechanisms; corporate solutions to education ‘problems’; and narratives of ‘failing’ schools, ‘underperforming’ teachers and ‘disengaged’ students; this book asks ‘What matters?’ or ‘What should matter?’ in education. Based in the unique Australian context, this book situates Australian education policy, research and practice within the international education narrative. It argues that professionals within schools should be supported, empowered and welcomed into policy discourse, not dictated to by top-down bureaucracy. It advocates for a flipping, flattening and democratising of the education system, in Australia and around the world. Flip the System Australia: What matters in education brings together the voices of teachers, school leaders and scholars in order to offer diverse perspectives, important challenges and hopeful alternatives to the current education system.

The Power of Weakness

The Power of Weakness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Schaeffer
Editor: Our Daily Bread Publishing
ISBN: 162707287X
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“When I am weak, then I am strong.” Do we really believe these words penned by the apostle Paul? If so, why do we often rely on our own wits, strength, and resources when the power that God holds is so much greater? Does God’s power matter if He’s already given us talent and ability? Author Dan Schaeffer explores these questions and helps us grasp the biblical truth that God longs to use our limitations to display His greatness. The Power of Weakness invites you to trust God with your abilities and inabilities and find relief from the wearying pursuit of success.

Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals

Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aldo Domenicano,Istvan Hargittai
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals by Aldo Domenicano,Istvan Hargittai Summary

The accurate determination of the structure of molecular systems provides information about the consequences of weak interactions both within and between molecules. These consequences impact the properties of the materials and the behaviour in interactions with other substances. The book presents modern experimental and computational techniques for the determination of molecular structure. It also highlights applications ranging from the simplest molecules to DNA and industrially significant materials. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in structural chemistry, computational chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, crystallography, supramolecular chemistry, solid state chemistry and physics, and materials science.

Strength in Weakness

Strength in Weakness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Comiskey
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830877053
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Telling real-life stories of despair, hope and lasting change, Andrew Comiskey lays out the foundations for healing from relational and sexual sin. With chapters focusing on particular areas of vulnerability for men and women, on the battle over homosexuality in church and culture, and on the essential role of the church in ongoing healing, Strength in Weakness makes clear the way to the cross--God's sufficient answer to our deepest needs.

Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals

Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aldo Domenicano,Istvan Hargittai
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Strength from Weakness: Structural Consequences of Weak Interactions in Molecules, Supermolecules, and Crystals by Aldo Domenicano,Istvan Hargittai Summary

The accurate determination of the structure of molecular systems provides information about the consequences of weak interactions both within and between molecules. These consequences impact the properties of the materials and the behaviour in interactions with other substances. The book presents modern experimental and computational techniques for the determination of molecular structure. It also highlights applications ranging from the simplest molecules to DNA and industrially significant materials. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in structural chemistry, computational chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, crystallography, supramolecular chemistry, solid state chemistry and physics, and materials science.

When Weakness Becomes Strength

When Weakness Becomes Strength Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Russell Simpson
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 151273246X
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When Weakness Becomes Strength by Laura Russell Simpson Summary

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christs sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:910 It is through many years of personal experiences, struggles, and sufferings that God has brought forth this collection of writings. These are His words, not mine. Our sufferings are never wasted. Our weaknesses do become our strengths through His help. My prayer is that His words will encourage you, that He will reveal to you the times of weakness that made you strong, that you will see His presence with you as He carries you from your weaknesses to strength. May you experience His faithfulness to His words in 2 Corinthians 12:910.

Beautiful People Don't Just Happen

Beautiful People Don't Just Happen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sauls
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310363454
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Beautiful People Don't Just Happen by Scott Sauls Summary

Find the freedom from regret, hurt, and fear that God wants for you while discovering joy, relief, and hope as you become the beautiful human he created you to be. We all carry regret, hurt, and fear. These are burdens that weigh us down and make us feel trapped. In twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, Scott Sauls has come alongside countless individuals and communities through weary seasons and circumstances. From his own seasons of regret, hurt, and fear--including battles with anxiety and depression--he knows what it's like to be unfinished and on the mend under Jesus' merciful, mighty healing hand. Beautiful People Don't Just Happen reads like a field guide that can help you: Find hope in how God is drawn toward you, not appalled by you, in your sin and sorrow. Practice emotional health with joy, gratitude, and lament. Quiet shaming, wearying thoughts with God's divine counter-voice. Discover how the defining feeling of faith is not strength but dependent weakness. Learn what the Bible calls "the secret of being content" in every circumstance. Dare to embrace the contentment, hope, and fullness God wants for you--offered to all who will receive it.

Irresistible Faith

Irresistible Faith Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sauls
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400201802
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Irresistible Faith by Scott Sauls Summary

"I love everything that Scott Sauls writes." -- Christine Caine What if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Jesus said his followers would be a light to the world and a city on a hill--a warmly inviting, neighbor-loving, grace- and truth-filled destination for all. He envisioned his followers as life-giving neighbors, bosses, employees, and friends, the kind of people who return insults with kindness and persecution with prayers. Rooted in biblical convictions, they would extend love, empathy, and care to one another as well as to those who don't share their beliefs. Over time their movement would become irresistible to every nation, tribe, and tongue. Irresistible Faith is a blueprint for pursuing this vision in our current moment, of redeemed individuals and a renewed community working for a restored world. This is a way of being that gives a tired, cynical world good reason to pause and reconsider Christianity--and to start wishing it was true. "I miss the kind of church Scott describes in this book, and I don’t think I am alone." -- Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz and Building a StoryBrand "An important call to resist the urge to lobby and position ourselves, but rather to be driven by gospel-powered love." -- Raechel Myers, founder and CEO of She Reads Truth "An antidote to much that is wrong with our Western, American version of Christianity. " -- Gabe and Rebekah Lyons, authors and founders of Q

Leading with a Limp

Leading with a Limp Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan B. Allender
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307550346
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Leading with a Limp by Dan B. Allender Summary

Put your flawed foot forward. Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But think about the leaders whose names have gone down in history. Most of them were so messed up that, if they were looking for work today, no executive placement service would give them the time of day. God’s criteria for choosing leaders runs counter to the conventional wisdom. Our culture equates strength with effectiveness, but God favors leaders who know the value of brokenness. In Leading With a Limp, you’ll discover what makes flawed leaders so successful. They’re not preoccupied with protecting their image, they are undaunted by chaos and complexity, they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be. God chooses leaders who aren’t deceived by the myths of power and control, but who realize that God’s power is found in brokenness. If you are a leader–or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading–find out how you can take full advantage of your weakness. A limping leader is the person God uses to accomplish amazing things. To go deeper, check out the Leading With a Limp Workbook.

A Gentle Answer

A Gentle Answer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sauls
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400216567
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A remarkable vision for how Christians can live with countercultural gentleness in a perpetually angry, attacking, outraged time. Wow! What a great book!" -- Max Lucado In a defensive and divided era, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living, one that loves others as God loves us? How can Christians be the kind of people who are known, as Proverbs puts it, to "turn away wrath?" Scott Sauls's compelling new book shows Christians how to become people of "a gentle answer" in a politically, relationally, and culturally fractured world by helping readers: grow in affection for Christ, who answers our hostility with gentleness; nurture a renewed, softened heart in light of Christ's gentleness toward us; and catch a vision to forsake us-against-them mentalities, put down our swords, and "infect" a hostile world with gentleness. For those who long for a more civil way of being, A Gentle Answer reveals why answering hostility with gentleness is essential, how we can nurture our hearts to do so, and what a gentle answer looks like, both in the church and in the world. "A great, highly practical volume that points us to the tenderness of Jesus: 'a bruised reed he will not break'." -- Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City "Wow! What a great book…. We will be better humans because of it." -- Max Lucado, bestselling author and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas "Scott Sauls is the preeminent voice for fractured, polarized times…. Scott’s every word is read under our roof." -- Ann Voskamp, bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way "This book could not have come at a better time, as we navigate a culture of polarization….This is a heart changing book!" -- Rebekah Lyons, bestselling author, Rhythms of Renewal and You are Free

Devotions that Will Exchange Weakness for Strength

Devotions that Will Exchange Weakness for Strength Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain
Editor: Diane K Chamberlain
ISBN: 1311140271
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Devotions that Will Exchange Weakness for Strength by Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain Summary

Are you looking for a way to exchange the weak moments in your life, for a strength that can keep you standing, during the difficult times? Come and discover words of encouragement, along with a strength and hope; that will become a crutch to lean on, during the difficult moments, through Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain’s devotional book…“Devotions that will Exchange Weakness for Strength." The devotional writings within this book were first given to the author, as she faced overwhelming moments of pain and heartache and became the tools…along with the Bible; that would become strength to her, during the difficult moments of her life. “Devotions that will Exchange Weakness for Strength” is filled with 99 inspirational daily devotionals; that will shed light, on the darkest moment of despair; while replacing weakness, with a greater strength that can only be found through Jesus Christ. The devotions can become daily readings or they can be used as a means of inspiration, for a specific need. “Devotions that will Exchange Weakness for Strength” will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read! Come and read one of the best inspirational books that are truly inspired by God!

Balanced Living

Balanced Living Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert M. Knight
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892182
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Balanced Living by Robert M. Knight Summary

In Balanced Living: Don't Let Your Strength Become Your Weakness, Robert Knight develops the theme of balance as central to good mental health, to moral and spiritual health, to emotional well-being, and to social functioning. This theme emerges from his more than thirty years of experience as a Christian minister, as a counselor, as a teacher and clinical supervisor of counselors, as well as from experience as a management and human-relations consultant. According to Knight, when we are failing or falling, it isn't always because of some inadequacy or limitation; it is rather because we have taken a strength (or it has taken us) too far--a strength that has become a weakness. The signature chapter, "Balanced Living," addresses such common tensions as success and failure. It asks: How seriously do you take yourself? What time is it in your life? Following chapters cover balanced families, balance and personality type (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), and balanced religion (achieving healthy moral and spiritual balance). Based on common questions, the chapter on "Counseling and Psychotherapy" guides consumers of professional counseling services. Topics include the various types of mental health service providers and theoretical approaches to counseling. The final chapter discusses human developmental models (in particular that of Erik Erikson), addresses certain values implicit in the counseling process, and treats certain theological assumptions from a Hebrew-Christian perspective. Mental health professionals, pastors, and others involved in helping people (as well as students preparing for such vocations) will find this book informative and challenging, perhaps even confirming. The book also engages laypersons--consumers of professional counseling and related mental, emotional, moral, spiritual, and relational health services. Of particular value are the case studies, examples, and illustrations presented in Balanced Living: Don't Let Your Strength Become Your Weakness.

Strong and Weak

Strong and Weak Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Crouch
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899286
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Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch Summary

Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living—withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path—being both strong and weak. Regardless of your stage or role in life, here is a way of love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.


Sunflower Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Collins
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465304126
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Sunflower by Andrew Collins Summary

This collection of poetry is a reflection on life. I created some of these from the age of 10 up to my current age; 20. I am aware that my naivety to some issues may be reflected in the meaning of some of the poems, but it is this naivety which propelled me into mastering the art of poetry and understanding how a few words can change someone’s life. I hope that this book will leave you questioning something about your life; and from that question you will find the answer. Inspirations link to Shakespeare, Duffy, Byron & Keats. These literature legends to me captivate everything there is to the art of the English language; the pronunciation of words, the ambiguity to a sentence which can catapult any emotion at any time and finally the linguistically beautiful style to which you read them. Through manipulating my emotions and views of life from a young age I feel I have been able to pen poems which are relevant and hard hitting. I find that if your own work can move you to tears or laughter; then there is a gem which needs to be discovered. This book highlights issues which the media tip-toe around; child abuse, murder, reasons for war, social mobility, ethnicity, sexuality and rape. However; this book also looks at the highs of society, love, personal wealth, joy, success and acceptance to our own faults. I am grateful to this collection even though I created them as I feel deep down they created me. The messages in the book will allow you as the reader to become inevitably the writer; possibly wanting to indulge to the point you feel this is aimed at you. Many poems in this collection have totally different styles, meanings and impacts to the last. Although this may not be considered the most consistent of reads; I have purposely created an ecliptic collection which reflects the constant changes of life. This is a somewhat biography of the evolving world as I grew in it; I strongly feel this has never been done and as I read them, I can see how I have strengthened as an individual in society. ‘The Child’ & ’My Hero’ are two of the poems I created when I was 10 years of age; the first one has always been considered as a reflection of my life; however it is the opposite. Even at that age I was able to put myself into another’s situation and saw a poem being penned which I would always look back on to draw inspiration. ‘My Hero’ was dedicated to all those who have lost their life trying to create a better world; not necessarily in the war. This book is strong minded and hard-hitting. I am very certain of myself and this is dominant in the poetry. This strength creates what others may not feel comfortable reading but deep down know that these issues exist and will carry on existing unless real action is taken. A mixture of political and emotional subjects; and sometimes both inter-twined; this book is aimed towards anyone in the general public. However, the subjects may not be apparent to everyone as some are representative of my age and not of my surroundings. Overall; I hope that the reader gets the satisfaction reading my poetry as I did writing it. The magic of poetry I feel has faded greatly within education and possibly society. I feel that the national curriculum needs to establish a better way of understanding what hundreds years of poetry has given us to date. I believe in myself as a poet and as a person; but most importantly I believe in this book as a collection of great poetry which I know will leave you wanting to read more. Thank you for taking the time to read this descriptor and I hope you enjoy the book. Yours Andrew Collins.

My Grace Is Sufficient

My Grace Is Sufficient Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Walker
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973651572
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My Grace Is Sufficient by Megan Walker Summary

Are you living a life full of hurt and despair? Perhaps you have been abused, left alone, and filled with anger, fear, and hatred. In this book, you will find the story of a young girl named Layla. She went through deep hurt and agonizing pain, which left her feeling lifeless and ready to die. This is her story from drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, and near death; to a life of salvation, deliverance, healing, and victory! The gospel of Jesus Christ introduced to her in the heat of it all, changed this young girl’s life forever; bringing her hope, love, joy, and peace. This page-turner is one that will leave you encouraged and determined to fight through your struggles, and trust God with every area of your life. No matter how dark and hazy it may seem, God’s light will shine bright- right through it all! God’s Glorious Power is More Evident when it is displayed in Weaker Vessels! —Pastor Charles Sanders

Strength and Weakness

Strength and Weakness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William F. Stone,Gerda Lederer,Richard Christie
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461391806
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Strength and Weakness by William F. Stone,Gerda Lederer,Richard Christie Summary

This book had its origins in conversations held at various meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology. The editors and con tributors are grateful for the forum that has given us the opportunity to discuss these topics over the last 10 years. We are most grateful to our contributors both for their chapters and for the intellectual stimulation they have given us. Jos Meloen in particular has been free with his time, advice, and enthusiasm. Although he declined to contribute a chapter, Bob Altemeyer has been a source of encouragement and a ready adviser on any question we have asked. The staff of Springer-Verlag has been most patient in adapting to our schedule. We are indebted to the secretarial staff at the University of Maine, and especially to Kathy McAuliffe, who has put in many extra hours above and beyond the call of duty. Finally, we dedicate this book to our departed friend and colleague, Silvan Tomkins, with whom we conversed at length about these and other topics, and from whom we received inspiration and diversion. William F. Stone Gerda Lederer Richard Christie v Contents Preface. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . v Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part I Overview 1 Introduction: Strength and Weakness ........................ 3 WILLIAM F. STONE, GERDA LEDERER, and RICHARD CHRISTIE 2 The Authoritarian Character from Berlin to Berkeley and Beyond: The Odyssey of a Problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 22 . . . . . .

Jesus Outside the Lines

Jesus Outside the Lines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sauls
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1496403835
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Jesus Outside the Lines by Scott Sauls Summary

Whether the issue of the day on Twitter, Facebook, or cable news is our sexuality, political divides, or the perceived conflict between faith and science, todays media pushes each one of us into a frustrating clash between two opposing sides. Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly with others. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is weary of the bickering and is seeking a way of truth and beauty through the conflicts. Jesus Outside the Lines presents Jesus as this way. Scott shows us how the words and actions of Jesus reveal a response that does not perpetuate the destructive fray. Jesus offers us a way forwardaway from harshness, caricatures, and stereotypes. In Jesus Outside the Lines, you will experience a fresh perspective of Jesus, who will not (and should not) fit into the sides.


Befriend Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sauls
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1496418336
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Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ’s love in this book, BeFriend. Join Scott on this journey through twenty-one meditations to inspire actively pursuing God’s love through expanding your circle of friends. Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off their lives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls. Yes, it’s true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished. Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you toward diverse friendship that can enrich your life and, in the process, reveal a better version of yourself.

Ten-Minute Transformation

Ten-Minute Transformation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Altrock
Editor: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827237073
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Ten-Minute Transformation by Chris Altrock Summary

The average American spends about ten minutes per day in religious or spiritual activities. Do you believe you can experience a personal transformation if all you have is ten minutes a day? Or could these ten minutes be part of a more comprehensive plan for personal and global revolution? Could ten minutes be a mustard seed that God grows into something amazing? Pastor and author Chris Altrock believes it can! Rather than complain about ten minutes being too insignificant for spiritual growth, Altrock teaches practices to maximize that time for personal transformation and real social change. In only ten minutes a day over forty days, you'll learn a dozen spiritual disciplines to deepen your relationship with God. You'll also learn and see how God can use even the smallest amounts of time to change you and the world through your actions. Are you ready for ten minutes to actually make a difference?

Not Yet Married

Not Yet Married Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marshall Segal
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433555484
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Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal Summary

Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

The Politics of National Security

The Politics of National Security Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcus G. Raskin
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412838412
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The Politics of National Security by Marcus G. Raskin Summary

The evolution of the national security state in the United States can be traced from the political, military, and economic dimensions of American power in the postwar world. In Raskin's view, the United States emerged from the Second World War with tremendously increased prestige and material power, and American leadership created a national security apparatus as a planning instrument to ensure national stability, to mute class conflicts, and to secure the domestic economy. This state then became the basis around the world for covert and overt imperialism. The consensus that developed served to maintain stability at home and to guide the modern empire abroad. This development required a state that was orderly and that was predicated on modern bureaucracy, which operated within the values and assumptions of the ruling elites. The national security state system was successful primarily in the economic sphere, with bipartisan foreign-policy decision making aimed at ensuring a stable business climate at home and abroad. Military involvement in Indochina evidenced the decline of American hegemony; the genocidal nature of the arms race and the questions raised by protestors of the sixties signaled the break up of the national security consensus. Raskin concludes the book with an examination of alternative directions, especially regarding the need and the possibilities for renewed public debate of national policy and purpose.

Don't Mom Alone

Don't Mom Alone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather MacFadyen
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 1493431978
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Don't Mom Alone by Heather MacFadyen Summary

Being a good mom isn't about doing everything right to create a set of perfect trophy children--though every mom has felt the pressure to do just that and to do it all on her own. To ask for help feels like defeat. Yet when we try to do it all by our own strength, we end up depleted, lonely, and ineffective. Heather MacFadyen wants you to know that you are not meant to go it alone. Sharing her most vulnerable, hard mom moments, she shows how moms can be empowered by God, supported by others, and connected with their children. With encouragement and insight, she helps you foster the key relationships you need to be the mom you want to be. Whether you work or stay home, whether you have teenagers or babes in arms, you'll find here a compassionate friend who wants the best--not just for your kids but for you.

The Strength of Weakness

The Strength of Weakness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Schaeffer
Editor: Our Daily Bread Publishing
ISBN: 1627072993
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So often we spend time trying to either overcome or hide our weaknesses. But what if our weaknesses are exactly where God wants to display His power in our lives? In this excerpt of The Power of Weakness, author Dan Schaeffer encourages us to embrace our weaknesses with contentment and trust God’s power and strength to truly transform us into the image of Christ.

Good Night, I Love You

Good Night, I Love You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jene Ray Barranco
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ISBN: 1455598437
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In the wake of her husband's abrupt and unexpected death, Jené Ray Barranco was suddenly forced to grapple with being a single mother to three grieving teenagers while feeling a deafening silence at the center of her relationship with God. To cope with her intense heartache, she began writing on a daily basis to create purpose from her pain. Good Night, I Love You compiles those thoughts, and explores with raw and honest prose the author's journey as a widow and shares what she has learned about grief, marriage, parenting, faith, living a meaningful life, and utter dependence on God. Here is a book that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Development of the Idea of Detente

Development of the Idea of Detente Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael B. Froman
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Since the early 1950s, there has been agreement in the US concerning the desirability of improving relations with the Soviet Union. Policymakers have often disagreed, however, about how to implement policy and this book looks at the policy of individual administrations.

The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Roberts
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ISBN: 0575100923
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Lizbreath Salamander is young and beautiful. Her scales have an iridescent sheen, her wings arch proudly, her breath has a tang of sulfur. And on her back a tattoo of a mythical creature: a girl. But when Lizbreath is drawn into a dark conspiracy she will have to rely on more than her beauty and her vicious claws the size of sabres ... A dragon has disappeared, one of a secretive clan. As Lizbreath delves deeper into their history she realises that these dragons will do anything to defend their secrets. Welcome to the world of The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo. A world of gloomy Nordic dragons leading lives uncannily like our own (despite their size, despite the need for extensive fireproofing of home furnishings), a world of money hoarded, a world of darkness and corruption. A world where people are the fantasy.

The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 43

The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 43 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Spurgeon, Charles H.
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Volume 43 Sermons 2498-2549 Charles Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s foremost prolific writers. Called the “Prince of Preachers,” he was one of England's most notable ministers for most of the second half of the nineteenth century, and he still remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations today. His sermons have spread all over the world, and his many printed works have been cherished classics for decades. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to more than 10 million people, often up to ten times each week. He was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London for 38 years. He was an inexhaustible author of various kinds of works including sermons, commentaries, an autobiography, as well as books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns and more. Spurgeon was known to produce powerful sermons of penetrating thought and divine inspiration, and his oratory and writing skills held his audiences spellbound. Many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in Christian literature. Edward Walford wrote in Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878) quoting an article from the Times regarding one of Spurgeon’s meetings at Surrey: “Fancy a congregation consisting of 10,000 souls, streaming into the hall, mounting the galleries, humming, buzzing, and swarming—a mighty hive of bees—eager to secure at first the best places, and, at last, any place at all. After waiting more than half an hour—for if you wish to have a seat you must be there at least that space of time in advance—Mr. Spurgeon ascended his tribune. To the hum, and rush, and trampling of men, succeeded a low, concentrated thrill and murmur of devotion, which seemed to run at once, like an electric current, through the breast of every one present, and by this magnetic chain the preacher held us fast bound for about two hours. It is not my purpose to give a summary of his discourse. It is enough to say of his voice, that its power and volume are sufficient to reach every one in that vast assembly; of his language, that it is neither high-flown nor homely; of his style, that it is at times familiar, at times declamatory, but always happy, and often eloquent; of his doctrine, that neither the 'Calvinist' nor the 'Baptist' appears in the forefront of the battle which is waged by Mr. Spurgeon with relentless animosity, and with Gospel weapons, against irreligion, cant, hypocrisy, pride, and those secret bosom-sins which so easily beset a man in daily life; and to sum up all in a word, it is enough to say of the man himself, that he impresses you with a perfect conviction of his sincerity.” More than a hundred years after his death, Charles Spurgeon’s legacy continues to effectively inspire the church around the world. For this reason, Delmarva Publications has chosen to publish the complete works of Charles Spurgeon.

Assertiveness and Diversity

Assertiveness and Diversity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Townend
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ISBN: 023058201X
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The book explores the relationship between assertiveness and diversity. The case studies and personal stories illustrate how individuals, teams, and organizations can make a difference and make it possible for everyone to be valued for who they are respected for what they do.

Institution Building in Weak States

Institution Building in Weak States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Radin
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The effort to improve state institutions in post-conflict societies is a complicated business. Even when foreign intervention is carried out with the best of intentions and the greatest resources, it often fails. What can account for this failure? In Institution Building in Weak States, Andrew Radin argues that the international community’s approach to building state institutions needs its own reform. This innovative book proposes a new strategy, rooted in a rigorous analysis of recent missions. In contrast to the common strategy of foreign interveners—imposing models drawn from Western countries—Radin shows how pursuing incremental change that accommodates local political interests is more likely to produce effective, accountable, and law-abiding institutions. Drawing on extensive field research and original interviews, Radin examines efforts to reform the central government, military, and police in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq, and Timor-Leste. Based on his own experience in defense reform in Ukraine after 2014, Radin also draws parallels with efforts to improve state institutions outside of post-conflict societies. Institution Building in Weak States introduces a domestic opposition theory that better explains why institution building fails and what is required to make it work. With actionable recommendations for smarter policy, the book offers an important corrective for scholars and practitioners of post-conflict missions, international development, peacebuilding, and security cooperation.

The Message

The Message Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Fry
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ISBN: 1407027220
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In this wonderful book, Colin reveals wisdom from the Other Side that could change your life. Sharing his incredible true stories of encounters with the spirit world, he also sets out seven steps for leaving hurt and hardship behind. These steps will lead you to an inner place in which hope and healing can become yours at last. Colin Fry's TV shows '6ixth Sense' and 'Psychic Private Eyes' have intrigued his huge number of fans, and his previous books, Life Before Death and Secrets From the Afterlife, have been bestsellers. Colin is a medium with a difference: not only does he communicate on a personal level with loved ones who have passed over, but his work has given him life-enhancing insights that can benefit us all. Prepare to receive the Message...


(Un)Qualified Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Furtick
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Don’t let your contradictions keep you from your calling. “This book will challenge you and encourage you into a life characterized by prayerful dependence and decisiveness—your life will never be the same.”—Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker Many of us are overwhelmed by the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the possibilities we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present circumstances and your future dreams and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are: a flawed and broken person. Fortunately for us God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.

Phenomenology of the Broken Body

Phenomenology of the Broken Body Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Espen Dahl,Cassandra Falke,Thor Eirik Eriksen
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Some fundamental aspects of the lived body only become evident when it breaks down through illness, weakness or pain. From a phenomenological point of view, various breakdowns are worth analyzing for their own sake, and discussing them also opens up overlooked dimensions of our bodily constitution. This book brings together different approaches that shed light on the phenomenology of the lived body—its normality and abnormality, health and sickness, its activity as well as its passivity. The contributors integrate phenomenological insights with discussions about bodily brokenness in philosophy, theology, medical science and literary theory. Phenomenology of the Broken Body demonstrates how the broken body sheds fresh light on the nuances of embodied experience in ordinary life and ultimately questions phenomenology’s preunderstanding of the body.

A Million Skies

A Million Skies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail Alleman
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In A Million Skies, Abigail shares her journey to gain a true vision about the mental illness that radically altered her life: bipolar disorder. After facing several near-death experiences and a tumultuous fallout from her initial diagnosis, she was left with little of the life she had known. In time, Abigail has found victory in her mind, but that has meant that she has had to shift her views of herself, others, life, and God. More than one woman’s story, A Million Skies is an invitation to understand mental illness in new ways. The reader who enters the pages of A Million Skies will find the author’s contagious courage, inspiring journey, and words of challenge compelling them forward.

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harold Sala
Editor: OMF Literature
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Are things going to get better or am I doomed to fail? With your heart filled with doubts and worries about the future, where does your mind tell you to go? Pause for a while to train your thoughts, change your attitude, and lift your spirit. Through this collection of inspiring devotional messages steeped in God's Word, you can infuse the next 365 days with the assurance of His love, grace, and faithfulness. The world might be full of pain and empty promises, but there will always be a way to make it through this day. Turn to where you can find strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.


Gifted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Sylvain
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1796055794
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Dear readers, One thing, I would love to share with each one of you is, nothing should be impossible as long as you have a dream, and is able to work diligently to see that dream come to pass. Because nobody is responsible for your success or failure, besides yourself. Nothing is more wonderful or interesting to know that your whole life itself is so much more than a story to tell. In fact, we all have a story to tell. And it is by your story alone, others will begin to arise from under the clouds of fear, and share their story with someone else. But the main factor is, you have to commence from somewhere. A story without experience is just a mere story. I strongly challenge all those that read this book, to read it as if you are reading your own personal book. If not now, perhaps, later. Always remember that, a world without readers and writers is like a world full of darkness and absolutely void. Even the greatest and oldest book that has ever known to all mankind was somehow inscribed by some readers and writers. So therefore, I am challenging you to take full advantage of this opportunity that you have right now and make something valuable out of it.

Healing Insanity: a Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria

Healing Insanity: a Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick E. Iroegbu
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Healing Insanity: A Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria is an original and in-depth study on endogenous medical system in an African society. It is craftily written and provides solid insight, through case studies and theory, into how insanity affects patients and the society. Particularly, it explores various collective representations and strategies regarding insanity and healing as it examines the healing institutions, healers, and ritual cults. The central question is, given the patterns of healing, how do the Igbo shape the incidence and symptoms of insanity, define its aetiology, and provide healers with culture-specific resources and skills to address this illness? The focus became increasingly centred on bodily semantics and endogenous knowledge systems and practices. Dr. Patrick Iroegbus work is a very valuable and rare study and has appeared at a desirable time. It is, for an African society, a comprehensive study of the many ways Igbo people, in their practical, routinelike attitudes and body-centred experiences, as well as in their more reflective aetiologic knowledge and healing institutions, relate to the phenomenon of insanity, or ara, in the cultural parlance. As the first of its kind, reminiscent of, and assured by, the various remarks of Igbo scholars and leaders at various meetings and discourses, the task this work has set out to accomplish is a very brave one. The authors account of his fieldwork experiences and adopted techniques illustrates his initiation, revealing him as a genuine ethnographer who is a friend of people and at ease with his field. With both the far-seeing and inspiring analysis of Igbo medicine, life, and culture accounted for in the work, the book stands out for ethnographers, teachers, students, leaders, policymakers, and the general public. This is a book that deserves to be read as it shapes the critical path toward understanding ways of healing insanity in a culture-specific context, crosscutting perspectives for a relationship between indigenous healing and the biomedical sphere. Prof. Ren Devisch (Africa Research Centre, University of Leuven) This book is written with a clear purpose for everyone to readto understand and heal insanityand indeed provides a thick piece of cultural philosophy and vernacular of Igbo medicine in hopes of putting cultural wisdom in pursuit of integral health care development. Prof. Pantaleon Iroegbu (Professor of Philosophy, Major-Seminary, Ekpoma, January 2006) To read this book, as I did, is to get the benefit of Dr. Patrick Iroegbus ethnographic insight for an archetypical African healing system in Igboland. It offers a fascinating theory of symbolic release that speaks of African symbolic action and knowledge system. Dr. Paul Komba, Esq. (University of Cambridge)

Comparative Dispute Resolution

Comparative Dispute Resolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria F. Moscati,Michael Palmer,Marian Roberts
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786433036
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Comparative Dispute Resolution offers an original, wide-ranging, and invaluable corpus of chapters on dispute resolution. Enriched by a broad, comparative vision and a focus on the processes used to handle disputes, this study adds significantly to the discourse around comparative legal studies. Chapters present new understandings of theoretical, comparative and transnational dimensions of the manner in which societies and their legal systems respond to difficulties in social relations.

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