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Drawing Near

By John MacArthur
  • ISBN Code: : 9781581344134
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Pages : 396
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 432
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  • Pdf : drawing-near.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A daily devotional guide that uniquely takes an expository, rather than a thematic or topical, approach to Scripture. Each reading provides insight, as well as suggestions for prayer and further study.

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Not Quite Out

By Louise Willingham
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  • Publisher : SRL Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: not-quite-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

William Anson is done with relationships, thanks. He's starting the second year of his medicine degree single, focused, and ready to mingle with purely platonic intentions. Meeting Daniel, a barely recovered drug addict ready to start living life on his own terms, might just change that. There are two problems. One: William isn't out. What's the point in telling your friends you're bisexual when you aren't going to date anyone? Two: Daniel's abusive ex-boyfriend still roams the university campus, searching for cracks in Daniel's recovery. No matter how quickly William falls for Daniel, their friendship is too important to risk ruining over a crush. William is fine with being just friends for the rest of forever. Well, not quite. Content warning - This book includes references to abortion, PTSD, drug addiction, abusive relationships, and self-harm.

Humble Leadership

By N. Graham Standish
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1566995523
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 262
  • Pdf File: humble-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There comes a point at which leaderhsip can break down precisely because of our success as leaders. When confidence turns to pride and arrogance, we lose sight of the people that we have been called to serve and become consumed with following our own vision. Graham Standish offers a way forward that moves us through this paradox by seeking to humbly follow God's plans rather than our own. Humble leadership, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, means recognizing that what we have and who we are is a gift from God, and our lives should reflect our gratitude for this gift. It requires us to be radically and creatively open to God's guidance, grace, and presence in everything. When we lead out of such openness, God's power and grace flow through us. The path Standish proposes is not easy. Humble leadership can be personally dangerous, exposing our weakness, powerlessness, fear, and anxiety. Our cultural need for strength infects Christian leaders with a pride that causes them to ignore biblical teachings on humility. But a humble leader says to God, "I'm yours, no matter where you call me to go, what you call me to do, and how you call me to be. I will seek your will and way as I lead others to do the same."

Echoes of Paradise

By Rachel Leigh Smith
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  • Publisher : Rachel L. Smith
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: echoes-of-paradise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To create paradise, he'll have to face a nightmare. Disgraced Marcasian PSF officer Adrian Khalid has one shot at finding a place where he can be himself. At the emperor's request, he's on Lok'ma to help form their military. And find his Lokmane father. Maybe while he's there, he can kill off the ghosts of four years as a prisoner of Tur'een mercenaries. Moira Salys just wants a new life where she can help other Lokmane put their pain to rest. And maybe let go of her own. But the soldier she sang to while a prisoner of the Tur'een is a memory she can't let go of. Stumbling on him in her brother's office puts her world right for the first time in a year. Spending time with him is a little slice of unexpected paradise. Everything shatters when Adrian finds a hidden colony of Lokmane on the Southern Islands. And they're planning to execute his best friend. Saving his friend and Lokmane freedom means facing his ghosts. And it might kill everyone he loves.

The Making of a Mother

By Valerie Davis Raskin
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 030748792X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 666
  • Pdf File: the-making-of-a-mother.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What makes a good mother? Are some women just born naturally maternal, or do mothers discover that part of themselves once they have a child? Now a renowned expert on the subject–and herself a mother of three–addresses the unspoken worries and fears that accompany motherhood and shares the reassuring message that every mother learns “on the job.” Dr. Valerie Davis Raskin has worked with more than four hundred mothers in twenty years of clinical practice and has discovered that mothering is just as developmental as childhood. Dr. Raskin identifies the nine challenges facing mothers from their child’s infancy to young adulthood, pivotal moments that put mothers to the test time and again–and yet from which they can emerge truly rewarded. • IDENTITY: How to gain confidence during those overwhelming first months after you’ve given birth or adopted, but don’t yet “feel” like a mother. • UNLOVING MOMENTS: Every mother’s secret guilt–learn to accept those not-so-precious moments when you don’t like the child you love so dearly. • HONORING THE FATHER: Tips for helping Dad stop feeling like a third wheel and bond with his child (and receive attention from you!). • SEPARATION: How to maintain a positive outlook on your child’s milestones, from the first day of preschool to packing him off to sleepaway camp. • SETTING LIMITS: How to put your foot down, even when your child kicks, screams, or cries. • IMPERFECT INSTITUTIONS: How to cope when your child does not have the best teacher or the most inspiring coach, or faces a less than fair grading system. • REVISED DREAMS: Your cute five-year-old in a pink tutu has no rhythm. Your nine-year-old cannot catch a ball. Learn to modify your dreams for your child–and follow your child’s dreams instead. • ADVERSITY: You can’t keep your child in a plastic bubble, but you can take a deep breath, relax, and be there for her when life gets tough. • SAYING GOODBYE: Discover the joys of loving your adult child while not living under the same roof. This wonderfully anecdotal, engaging, and accessible book is nothing less than an essential training manual for mothers of all ages. The bottom line: Just because motherhood is sometimes difficult, confusing, intense, sleepless, and frustrating, doesn’t mean mothers aren’t doing it right!

Transform to Outperform

By Susie Robinson
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  • Publisher : Practical Inspiration Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788603753
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: transform-to-outperform.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ever wonder how to achieve extraordinary results in a disruptive world? Exceed your own expectations and those of your competitors by unleashing your superpower. Learn how to develop your best self, build your brand, influence, engage others and transform your team and organization’s results. In Transform to Outperform: 7 powers to transform you, your team and your results, Susie Robinson reveals practical steps towards personal, team and organization transformation, and seven powers that help you deliver extraordinary performance. Leadership is transforming outcomes, it begins with the release of personal power, activated, and amplified by goal and process power. When the right conditions are created, a performance double helix occurs between the leader and their team – people power. Those leaders who embed a concern for people, accountability, customer intimacy and excellence create culture power and a corresponding flywheel effect; an ever-increasing performance momentum which is sustained with smart power and staying power. Informed by the latest developments in psychology, neuroscience, and performance science this is a powerful guide to personal development and life transformation as well as a manual for modern leadership and a practical, innovative route through the maze of leading change.

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

By Lynda Rutledge
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101580607
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: faith-bass-darling-s-last-garage-sale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

SOON TO BE CLAIRE DARLING—A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE! When a wealthy woman decides to sell all of her worldly possessions, she unearths the secrets of her family’s past in this charming debut. On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else in her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn. Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest possessions? Because God told her to. As the townspeople grab up five generations of heirlooms, everyone drawn to the sale—including Faith’s long-lost daughter—finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life’s most important questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? Is there life after death or second chances here on earth? And is Faith really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1? READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Viral Fitness

By Jaap Goudsmit M.D.
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198029922
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: viral-fitness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite vaccines and medicines, we have not succeeded in eradicating the most poisonous viruses in the world, like jaundice, measles, diarrhea, polio, and AIDS, not to mention newcomers like West Nile and SARS. Also, since September 11, it is no longer unthinkable that a terrorist would intentionally spread a virus among people or the food chain. In this book, Jaap Goudsmit argues that there is no such thing as life without viruses for many reasons; including the fact that many viruses spread without any visible signs, and can hide in animals; that there are too many different species of viruses and they multiply much faster than any animal or plant; and that infections strike especially in areas where life is difficult enough already, such as Africa and Asia. However, Goudsmit continues, if viruses hold onto life so stubbornly, perhaps they can be useful to other living beings. Do viruses offer people a better chance of survival in a hostile world? Do viruses make people fitter? Some viruses seem to play a role in the process whereby our genes adapt to the environment. What is it that makes viruses incredibly strong, and can we learn something from it? What is the secret of the enormous "fitness" of viruses? Will viruses spell the end of mankind or will man always be able to offer resistance? This book attempts to answer these and other questions.