Description : LENT This Lenten study looks at the twelve disciples as they tried to follow Jesus and live the challenging life to which he had called them. Examining the mistakes of the Twelve can help us to assess our own discipleship in order to see where it may need strengthening. During these weeks of Lent, as we join the Twelve in their on-the-job-training to become disciples of Jesus, we hope to find guidance for our pilgrimage. This seven-session study, appropriate for both group and individual use, provides one lesson for each week in Lent. Each lesson includes a Scripture reference, a brief reflection, questions for study or discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the coming week. MARY JANE GORMAN is a writer, teacher, and retreat leader living in Greenville, South Carolina, and she is the author of the book Tending Body, Heart, Mind & Soul: Following Jesus in Caring for Ourselves (Abingdon Press). Formerly professor of economics at Furman University, she has served on the board of United Ministries, a nonprofit community organization, and is a leader in First Baptist Church, Greenville.
Description : Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factors—Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nation’s drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the government’s close collaboration with the Mafia.
Description : A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, Arrested Development Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits. Whether it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favorite scenes and episodes of the show in a whole new way. Takes an entertaining look at the philosophical ideas and tensions in the show's plots and themes Gives you new insights about the Bluth family and other characters: Is George Michael's crush on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide the fact that she has a job? Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls? Lets you sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of great philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to explain key characters and episodes of the show Packed with thought-provoking insights, Arrested Development and Philosophy is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about their late, lamented TV show. And it'll keep you entertained until the long-awaited Arrested Development movie finally comes out. (Whenever that is.)
Description : Penelope Kingston has never, ever messed up on a test – until now. After this Truly Terrible Mistake, Penelope needs to make sure that she gets absolutely perfect grades from now on in every subject, including the dreaded drama class. Luckily, Penelope is very good at organising, so she figures she can be the director of the upcoming play. But can Penelope handle Joanna, the naughtiest girl in class? One thing’s for sure: Penelope Kingston didn’t get to be excellent at most things by being a quitter.
Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.
Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.
Description : Isaac Chavira abandons his unborn son and his wife believing she betrayed him with another man. Now he seeks contracts for his construction company ever farther out on the frontier. At last he gets a contract to build a meat processing plant on the most remote planet of all, Thalassa, and it will make him a rich man. This sea-covered world is the source of a coveted and addictive delicacy―the flesh of sea creatures the settlers call mermaids. Isaac’s dreams seem within his grasp, until a mermaid sings to him. His startling response to this experience leaves him stranded on this dangerous frontier planet stripped of his livelihood. He embarks on a perilous adventure encountering a searing rite of passage and beings evolved millions of years ahead of us; he finds love and something finally worth fighting and dying for.
Description : Detective to the stars, Myron Bolitar will hunt down the truth. "Coben grabs you with the opening paragraph and never lets you go" Observer Detective to the stars, Myron Bolitar will hunt down the truth. 'Coben grabs you with the opening paragraph and never lets you go' Observer Contains: DEAL BREAKER, DROP SHOT, FADE AWAY, BACK SPIN, ONE FALSE MOVE, THE FINAL DETAIL, DARKEST FEAR, PROMISE ME, LONG LOST.
Description : The ultimate movie fan’s guide. This enhanced eBook contains the full text of the bestselling novel, and exclusive movie content such as: five video clips from the film; the director’s movie shooting script; video interviews from cast and crew—including Anne Hathaway and author/screenwriter David Nicholls—about their connections between the book and the film; and a reading group guide featuring full-color movie stills throughout. This deluxe eBook brings the story of Dexter and Emma’s unforgettable romance to life in a truly unique way. It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
Description : Lead your teams to greatness with scientifically proven best leadership practices Two leading guides in one convenient ebook! Basing their strategies on a potent mix of expert insight, comprehensive research, and vast experience, the leadership gurus of Zenger | Folkman provide what you need to take your leadership skills to the next level. The Extraordinary, Inspiring Leader conveniently combines Zenger and Folkman’s two most innovative books into a single package—so you can access their invaluable lessons anytime and anywhere. This comprehensive ebook package contains: The Extraordinary Leader “This is a ‘must read’ for coaches, leaders, and those who develop them. The Extraordinary Leader . . . is destined to be a classic in our field.” —Marshall Goldsmith, named by Forbes as one of five top executive coaches and by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 10” executive educators The Extraordinary Leader makes extensive use of scientific studies and hard data to demystify the concept of leadership. The authors analyzed more than 200,000 assessments describing 20,000 managers—by far the most expansive research ever conducted for a leadership book—to provide a broad and universal model for achieving exceptional results. Fully updated to help you meet today’s unique challenges, the second edition of this essential leadership guide includes: Current research on the psychology of leadership New information on leading in a global environment A breakthrough case study on measuring improved leadership behavior Studies revealing the importance of follow-through The Inspiring Leader The Inspiring Leader reveals the authors’ newest proprietary research on how top leaders inspire teams to greatness. It discusses the behaviors exhibited by the most successful leaders and includes advice on how to implement them. Drawing from statistically significant data and objective empirical evidence, the book shows how to: Establish a clear vision and direction Use the power of emotions Foster innovation and risk taking Encourage teamwork and collaboration Champion change