Description : Angel and her little brother have to cope with an incompetent babysitter and several crises while their mother is away. These tales of the trials and tribulations of ten-year-old Angel O'Leary are guaranteed to win many fans. A master at creating short, amusing episodes, Judy Delton writes about ordinary children in a manner often compared to Beverly Cleary, and Carolyn Haywood. Booklist described Angel as, "a flesh-and-blood child whom readers will take to their hearts. Each little jewel of a chapter is an episode unto itself, and Delton's handling of this format is reminiscent of Eleanor Estes' fine work."
Description : One of the oldest myths in business is that every customer is a valuable customer. Even in the age of high-tech data collection, many businesses don't realize that some of their customers are deeply unprofitable, and that simply doing business with them is costing them money. In many places, it's typical that the top 20 percent of customers are generating almost all the profit while the bottom 20 percent are actually destroying value. Managers are missing tremendous opportunities if they are not aware which of their customers are truly profitable and which are not. According to Larry Selden and Geoff Colvin, there is a way to fix this problem: manage your business not as a collection of products and services but as a customer portfolio. Selden and Colvin show readers how to analyze customer data to understand how you can get the most out of your most critical customer segments. The authors reveal how some companies (such as Best Buy and Fidelity Investments) have already moved in this direction, and what customer-centric strategies are likely to become widespread in the coming years. For corporate leaders, middle managers, or small business owners, this book offers a breakthrough plan to delight their best customers and drive shareowner value. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers—God loves you very much and is always watching over you! What little girl wouldn’t love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God’s little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: “He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go” (Psalm 91:11 ICB).
Description : The Fall of an Angel tells about how the United States justice department uses the charge of conspiracy to put anyone they want into federal prison without any physical evidence at all. The United States is the only country in the world that charges its citizens with conspiracy. This book is a true story that illustrates how the government can breach plea agreements and get away with it. Billy Leland plead guilty, entering a plea agreement with the federal prosecutor. The plea agreement stated that the government would give Billy a ten-year prison sentence and leave his son alone. But when he got to the sentencing phase the judge sentenced Billy to a term of twenty-one years and five years of probation. Billy agreed to plead guilty to some crimes that he didn’t commit because the prosecutor told Billy that if he didn’t plead guilty to everything in the indictment that he was going to arrest Billy’s twenty-two-year-old son. This book illustrates how the federal justice system coerces defendants into guilty pleas. About 97 percent of the federal defendants plead guilty because of this reason. Out of the 3 percent of the defendants that go to trial, only 1 percent win their cases. The Fall of an Angel will open your eyes to the federal justice system.
Description : A BOOK OF ANGELS tells not only the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the understanding and study of angels through history and in different cultures. Discover what angels look like, whom they chose to visit, how they enter our lives, and so much more.
Description : Both collectively and individually we have a deep and abiding fascination with angels. This book explores depictions of angels in the visual arts and in scripture and associated apocryphal and mystical writings, specifically in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Islamic, Zoroastrian and other ancient and latter-day accounts. It examines the visual clues, artistic conventions and attributes that have been set down to help us to recognise angels in their particular roles and functions. Certain writings have had a particularly influential bearing on our understanding of angels. This text focuses on the hierarchies and orders proposed by the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, St. Thomas Aquinas and others. In a new age of fascination with the metaphysical and supernatural (in film, television, popular mythology and literature), are we cementing or losing our connection with the authentic meaning and purpose that such vibrant and energised beings bring to our table? This book contains more than 30 illustrations in a central colour plates section. It also includes a useful glossary of terms and will prove a rich and enduring reference resource for libraries, as well as a stimulating go-to source for those interested in the world of angels and how human sensibilities and imaginative reasoning have enriched the subject, as a starting point for interreligious dialogue.
Description : Each nation has its heroes and its villains. And whatever Historians may convey about either, it only becomes meaningful to a people when it is told by their own; because, only they truly value and aspire to uphold and to protect their heritage. A people, any people stand to prescribe their own extinction once they choose to neglect their heritage. The Author of Guardian Angel, probes and fathoms this subject, challenging the conscience of a people over their heritage...the ups and downs which reflect man's aspirations through...not just one or two or even three generations but ever; because in life nothing stands still; life is an endless cycle of happiness and sadness; success and failure; nobility and improbity. The perennial constant in all this is integrity in fortitude! Possessing or not possessing it identifies us with our Maker within our heritage.
Description : A rebel angel’s observations from her half-million years on Earth and her perspective on the spiritual journey of her human charge • Explains the hidden motivations behind Lucifer’s angelic rebellion 203,000 years ago and watcher Georgia’s participation in it • Explores the benevolent intentions of the Multiverse both in quarantining our planet to contain the rebellion and in now allowing our return • Describes how the coming spiritual transition will be gentle and our future positive More than two hundred millennia ago the high angel Lucifer launched a revolution among the angelic hierarchy, which led to the quarantine of 37 planets, including our own, from the rest of the Multiverse. Now, after eons of isolation, the rebel angels are being redeemed and we are being welcomed back into the benevolent and caring Multiverse with a massive transformation of consciousness and a reconnection to our celestial destiny. Writing through Timothy Wyllie, rebel angel Georgia describes her half a million years stationed on Earth as a watcher. Arriving 500,000 years ago as part of the first angelic expedition to Earth--sent here to prepare the indigenous inhabitants for higher consciousness--she details the archaic roots of humanity and explains the connections between the 7 dimensions of intelligent life and the chakras as well as how beauty and creativity are vehicles for angelic inspiration. Interweaving her story with parallel observations of Wyllie’s youth in World War II England and his spiritual journey beginning with the Process Church, Georgia explains the motivations behind Lucifer’s uprising and the lasting impact it has had among the angels on Earth and on humanity’s natural spiritual development. Revealing that there are more than 90 million rebel angels currently incarnated on Earth--almost all of whom are unaware of their previous celestial lives--Georgia explains how this is their opportunity to personally redeem the past and contribute their particular talents to the world. She calls on all of us, especially these incarnate angels, to wake up to who we truly are and embrace our spiritual heritage as earthly vessels for God’s presence. In this way we can prepare for the imminent transformation of global consciousness and embrace the astonishing and wondrous destiny facing our world.