52 Uncommon Dates

52 Uncommon Dates
Author: Randy Southern
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN: 0802490689
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Uncommon Dates Book Excerpt:

Fun, creative, and spiritually engaging—these are no ordinary dates! Have you ever tried a photography date? A water date? What about a second first date? 52 Uncommon Dates is more than a book. . . it’s an experience! Each date will set the scene for you and walk you through making it happen. Learn how to practically speak each other’s love language, incorporate prayer in ways that are natural and relevant to real life, and finish strong with questions that help keep conversation alive. You can even dig deeper to discover Bible passages that fit the theme of each date. Ignite prayerful and playful connections in ways that deepen the relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your relationship, one date at a time.

52 Uncommon Family Adventures

52 Uncommon Family Adventures
Author: Randy Southern
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 0802497985
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Uncommon Family Adventures Book Excerpt:

Connect with your family without breaking the bank. When you dreamed of having a family you pictured outings, adventures, laughing around the kitchen table. But then the kids actually came and most of the time you’re too busy trying to keep up to figure out how to create a magical, screen-free environment where everyone feels loved, is having fun, and can connect. That’s why 52 Uncommon Family Adventures was written, it helps you do just that, without all the hassle and stress. Whether it’s a family pillow fight, a lip-sync competition, or Toilet Paper Olympics, give your family the gift of lifelong memories while having fun, connecting spiritually, and speaking each other’s love languages. Enjoy all the benefits of the quality time you dreamed of without all the pressure of advanced planning. Put down the phones, turn off the TV, and start making some memories together today.

52 Uncommon Ways to Unwind Together

52 Uncommon Ways to Unwind Together
Author: Randy Southern
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 0802497977
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Uncommon Ways to Unwind Together Book Excerpt:

Fun Dates that Help You Reinvigorate Your Relationship Whether you’re going through a difficult season, your relationship has shifted into autopilot, or the everyday stresses of life are wearing you out, it’s time to de-stress together. Boost your relational connection and make fun memories with these strategically designed activities that provide opportunities to enjoy yourselves and unwind. Each date idea includes suggestions for going the extra mile, personalizing the date to your unique story, speaking your spouse’s love language, and connecting with God. This thorough yet simple guide to unwinding together helps you: Release the pressures that take a toll on physical, spiritual, and emotional health Equip you to be a calming and healing presence in your spouse’s life Connect on a deeper level and rekindle intimacy in your relationship Whether it’s creating a throwback party or offering your spouse a chauffeured commute, you’ll find clever and enjoyable ways to have fun and relax together.

No More Perfect Marriages

No More Perfect Marriages
Author: Jill Savage,Mark Savage
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 0802495095
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Perfect Marriages Book Excerpt:

“Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how.” —Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and president of Authentic Intimacy No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better. Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection. The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the “Seven Slow Fades.” That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity. In No More Perfect Marriages they speak honestly about their struggles, how they came back from betrayal, and the principles keeping their marriage strong today. They guide you in everything you need to know to kick the Perfection Infection right out and return to intimacy. In their warm, honest, personable style, Jill and Mark discuss: How the Perfection Infection invades a marriage—even a good marriage How to detect and correct the Seven Slow Fades How to set and communicate realistic expectations What to do if your spouse just won’t change How to guard your marriage from the Perfection Infection for good Hurting marriages can heal, and good marriages can become great. It takes work, yes, but No More Perfect Marriages will give you the insights, language, and roadmap you need for the journey. So start today. GROUP RESOURCES: A leader’s guide is included in the back of the book. FREE video curriculum and additional group resources are available for No More Perfect Marriages at www.NoMorePerfect.com. _____ “[Replaces] the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationships. If you're looking for an authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build true and lasting love, you've found it." — Michele Cushatt, author, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life “… Will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges… Excited [to add it] to our recommended resources for couples." — Michelle Nietert, licensed counselor “Vulnerable, honest, and helpful… If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book.” — Mike Baker, sr. pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois “Encouraging and very practical!” — Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only

Uncommon Accountability

Uncommon Accountability
Author: Brian P. Moran,Michael Lennington
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1119764939
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Accountability Book Excerpt:

Own your choices and discover the true meaning of accountability The implementation of true, organization-wide accountability has the potential to transform your firm’s—and your personal—performance. Unfortunately, the word “accountability” often has negative connotations, including blame, fear, and conflict. In Uncommon Accountability, best-selling authors and leadership strategists Brian Moran and Michael Lennington compellingly argue for a positive and affirming conception of accountability—one that stands for personal ownership of one’s goals, actions, and progress. The authors show you how to harness the power of accountability, with all of its built-in potential to enable growth and learning, improve well-being, reduce stress, and drive results. You’ll also learn to: Manage negative consequences by “holding others capable” and stop playing the blame game Shift your thinking to take real advantage of simple behavior changes that improve results and engagement Emphasize the power and importance of personal choice in every interaction Containing real-world case studies that show you how to apply the principles contained within to your own circumstances, Uncommon Accountability is the perfect tool to unlock the potential of your team members.

Uncommon Leadership

Uncommon Leadership
Author: Phil Higson,Anthony Sturgess
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-03
ISBN: 0749471050
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Leadership Book Excerpt:

Leaders are expected to show the way forward, especially in unpredictable circumstances or when resources are constrained. Yet frustratingly, what is common to good leadership is not often widely practised. Uncommon Leadership will help you explore the uncommon insights that can make a significant difference to your leadership. It will lead you to fresh strategic thinking by challenging conventional wisdom and asking you to reflect on some thought-provoking questions. Using their wealth of experience as managers, educators and consultants, Phil Higson and Anthony Sturgess will help you to think differently about leadership. In this highly readable book, they stimulate fresh thinking on leadership and give you the practical platforms you need to deliver uncommon success in your organization. They bring uncommon leadership to life, combining insights from some remarkable leaders and their surprising stories, with their own individual take on leadership. Uncommon Leadership is supported by a companion website: www.uncommonleadership.co.uk, providing updates, tools and resources to help you do the common things uncommonly well.

Uncommon Love

Uncommon Love
Author: Beverly A. Rushin
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2002-08-01
ISBN: 0595240801
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Love Book Excerpt:

Can a sixty year old man find lasting happiness with a 19 year old student? Will another young woman who has been deeply wounded by a true love of her youth reach out to encompass love from a man whose heritage and religion differ greatly from her own? Can a young woman from the next generation of this family defy convention in the mate selection process and reach for love from a member of her own family? Beverly Rushin has written a work of women’s fiction chronicling the Baldwin family of Rochester, New York, which spans four generations from 1892 – 1995. This saga does not center on events of the world but rather on the unusual love story it reveals. These three main characters find love, lose love and reach out to love again. The reader will laugh at them and with them, experiencing their emotional pain and their sexual passion. Most of all, those reading this book will travel with a family of heart, they will meet a cast of characters they can admire and or despise. Readers will want to follow this family from the prologue to the epilogue.

Uncommon Measures

Uncommon Measures
Author: Committee on Equivalency and Linkage of Educational Tests,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1998-12-14
ISBN: 0309524989
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Measures Book Excerpt:

The issues surrounding the comparability of various tests used to assess performance in schools received broad public attention during congressional debate over the Voluntary National Tests proposed by President Clinton in his 1997 State of the Union Address. Proponents of Voluntary National Tests argue that there is no widely understood, challenging benchmark of individual student performance in 4th-grade reading and 8th-grade mathematics, thus the need for a new test. Opponents argue that a statistical linkage among tests already used by states and districts might provide the sort of comparability called for by the president's proposal. Public Law 105-78 requested that the National Research Council study whether an equivalency scale could be developed that would allow test scores from existing commercial tests and state assessments to be compared with each other and with the National Assessment of Education Progress. In this book, the committee reviewed research literature on the statistical and technical aspects of creating valid links between tests and how the content, use, and purposes of education testing in the United States influences the quality and meaning of those links. The book summarizes relevant prior linkage studies and presents a picture of the diversity of state testing programs. It also looks at the unique characteristics of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Uncommon Measures provides an answer to the question posed by Congress in Public Law 105-78, suggests criteria for evaluating the quality of linkages, and calls for further research to determine the level of precision needed to make inferences about linked tests. In arriving at its conclusions, the committee acknowledged that ultimately policymakers and educators must take responsibility for determining the degree of imprecision they are willing to tolerate in testing and linking. This book provides science-based information with which to make those decisions.

UnCommon Learning

UnCommon Learning
Author: Eric C. Sheninger
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 148336576X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UnCommon Learning Book Excerpt:

UnCommon Learning techniques set the stage for mastery and true student engagement Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands. Be the leader who creates this environment. UnCommon Learning shows you how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives. It moves straight to the heart of using innovations such as Makerspaces, Blended Learning and Microcredentials. Included in the book: Vignettes to illustrate key ideas Real life examples to show what works Graphs and data to prove initiatives’ impact

Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers
Author: John McPhee
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-05-16
ISBN: 1429988975
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Carriers Book Excerpt:

What John McPhee's books all have in common is that they are about real people in real places. Here, at his adventurous best, he is out and about with people who work in freight transportation. Over the past eight years, John McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. Uncommon Carriers is his sketchbook of them and of his journeys with them. He rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot,eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats. McPhee attends ship-handling school on a pond in the foothills of the French Alps, where, for a tuition of $15,000 a week, skippers of the largest ocean ships refine their capabilities in twenty-foot scale models. He goes up the "tight-assed" Illinois River on a "towboat" pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being "a good deal longer than the Titanic." And he travels by canoe up the canal-and-lock commercial waterways traveled by Henry David Thoreau and his brother, John, in a homemade skiff in 1839. Uncommon Carriers is classic work by McPhee, in prose distinguished, as always, by its author's warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character.

Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
Author: Anthony Downey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 0857724266
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Grounds Book Excerpt:

In this groundbreaking book, a range of internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers critically reflect on the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, Uncommon Grounds evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices - and social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming digital images, this book also enquires into a broader global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of - and a productive engagement with - visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the effect of immediacy at the expense of depth?Featuring full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to extensively explore the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into mainstream media, institutional and curatorial characterisations of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of perpetuating the rhetoric and spectacle surrounding political events. In the process, Uncommon Grounds reveals how contemporary art practices actively negotiate present-day notions of community-based activism, artistic agency and political engagement.

Uncommon Market

Uncommon Market
Author: Stuart Holland
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1980-06-05
ISBN: 134916304X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Market Book Excerpt:

Uncommon Decency

Uncommon Decency
Author: Richard J. Mouw
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 0830869069
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Decency Book Excerpt:

Few if any people in the evangelical world have conversed as widely and sensitively as Richard Mouw. That's why Mouw can write here so wisely and helpfully about what Christians can appreciate about pluralism, the theological basis for civility, and how we can communicate with people who disagree with us on the issues that matter most.

Uncommon Education

Uncommon Education
Author: Samuel Nyal Henrie
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1604940212
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Education Book Excerpt:

"Uncommon Education" traces the evolution of Prescott College. In this compelling work, Samuel Henrie and others reveal what led to the inception of this special institution, the philosophy behind it, and a rare curriculum that includes adventure education, social and ecological justice fieldwork, and other hands-on and unique educational opportunities. "Sam Henrie has made an immense contribution to higher education by chronicling this grand, ongoing adventure in learning. Prescott College's hands-on, feet-in-the-field approach not only makes far more sense than the cattle calls that pass for education at most places, but its amazing resilience and resurrection is one of the most hopeful stories for our times-a true tale of how good ideas really can win if we never give up." -Alan Weisman, Laureate Professor of Journalism, University of Arizona, retired Professor of Writing at Prescott College, author of "The World Without Us, Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World," and other works

Uncommon Alliances

Uncommon Alliances
Author: Natasa Kovacevic
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN: 1474435904
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Alliances Book Excerpt:

Uncommon Alliances: Cultural Narratives of Migration in the New Europe takes a critical stance toward both assimilationist and multicultural imaginings of community in the European Union that occlude neocolonial relations of dependence and exclusion.

Uncommon Calling

Uncommon Calling
Author: Chris Glaser
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN: 9780664256593
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Calling Book Excerpt:

Chris Glaser describes his personal journey of coming out to his family, friends, church - and to himself. He tells the story of how the church reacted to his disclosure and his subsequent "uncommon" calling that led him to devote his professional life to reconciliation between the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and the church. By openly and honestly telling his story, Glaser furthers his calling - demonstrating that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals are not abstractions, but real people struggling to remain faithful. Gay Christians will recognize elements of their own stories in Glaser's narrative. And the whole church may discover its own uncommon calling to fully welcome all Christians into the family of faith.

Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense
Author: Alan Cromer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1995-08-24
ISBN: 9780198024354
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Sense Book Excerpt:

Most people believe that science arose as a natural end-product of our innate intelligence and curiosity, as an inevitable stage in human intellectual development. But physicist and educator Alan Cromer disputes this belief. Cromer argues that science is not the natural unfolding of human potential, but the invention of a particular culture, Greece, in a particular historical period. Indeed, far from being natural, scientific thinking goes so far against the grain of conventional human thought that if it hadn't been discovered in Greece, it might not have been discovered at all. In Uncommon Sense, Alan Cromer develops the argument that science represents a radically new and different way of thinking. Using Piaget's stages of intellectual development, he shows that conventional thinking remains mired in subjective, "egocentric" ways of looking at the world--most people even today still believe in astrology, ESP, UFOs, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena--a mode of thought that science has outgrown. He provides a fascinating explanation of why science began in Greece, contrasting the Greek practice of debate to the Judaic reliance on prophets for acquiring knowledge. Other factors, such as a maritime economy and wandering scholars (both of which prevented parochialism) and an essentially literary religion not dominated by priests, also promoted in Greece an objective, analytical way of thinking not found elsewhere in the ancient world. He examines India and China and explains why science could not develop in either country. In China, for instance, astronomy served only the state, and the private study of astronomy was forbidden. Cromer also provides a perceptive account of science in Renaissance Europe and of figures such as Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. Along the way, Cromer touches on many intriguing topics, arguing, for instance, that much of science is essential complete; there are no new elements yet to be discovered. He debunks the vaunted SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project, which costs taxpayers millions each year, showing that physical limits--such as the melting point of metal--put an absolute limit on the speed of space travel, making trips to even the nearest star all but impossible. Finally, Cromer discusses the deplorable state of science education in America and suggests several provocative innovations to improve high school education, including a radical proposal to give all students an intensive eighth and ninth year program, eliminating the last two years of high school. Uncommon Sense is an illuminating look at science, filled with provocative observations. Whether challenging Thomas Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions, or extolling the virtues of Euclid's Elements, Alan Cromer is always insightful, outspoken, and refreshingly original.

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground
Author: Leland Ferguson
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2004-09-17
ISBN: 1560980591
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Ground Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.

Uncommon Understanding

Uncommon Understanding
Author: Dorothy V.M. Bishop
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1317775317
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Understanding Book Excerpt:

A great deal has been written on how children learn to speak, but development of language comprehension has been a relatively neglected topic. This book is unique in integrating research in language acquisition, psycholinguistics and neuropsychology to give a comprehensive picture of the process we call "comprehension", right from the reception of an acoustic stimulus at the ear, up to the point where we interpret the message the speaker intended to convey by the utterance. A major theme of the book is that "comprehension" is not a unitary skill: to understand spoken language, one needs the ability to classify incoming speech sounds, to relate them to a "mental lexicon", to interpret the propositions encoded by word order and grammatical inflections, and to use information from the environmental and social context to select, from a wide range of possible interpretations, the one that was intended by the speaker. Furthermore, although neuropsychological and experimental research on adult comprehension can provide useful concepts and methods for assessing comprehension, they should be applied with caution, because a sequential, bottom-up information processing model of comprehension is ill-suited to the developmental context. The emphasis of the book is on children with specific language impairments, but normal development is also given extensive coverage. The focus is on research and theory, rather than practical matters of assessment and intervention. Nevertheless, while this book is not intended as a clinical guide to assessment, it does aim to provide a theoretical framework that can help clinicians develop a clearer understanding of what comprehension involves, and how different types of difficulty may be pinpointed.

Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense
Author: Timm A. Mackley
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1999-10-15
ISBN: 1416604359
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Sense Book Excerpt:

Uncommon Sense: Core Knowledge in the Classroom author Timm Mackley shares his experiences from implementing the Core Knowledge Sequence in a small town in southeastern Ohio. His scenarios offer a real understanding of why Core Knowledge has been such a wonderful experience for whole communities of learners. As Mackley describes the reasons for using the Core Knowledge Sequence, he substantiates those reasons with the authentic experiences of administrators, teachers, parents, and students. The Core Knowledge Sequence, based on the work of E.D. Hirsch Jr., is a curriculum that describes what.