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SACRED RHYTHMS

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  • Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices--individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

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    SANCTIFIED VISION (P)

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    In Sanctified Vision John J. O'Keefe and R. R. Reno explain the structure and logic of the early Church fathers' interpretations of the Bible. These interpretations are considered foundational to the development of Christianity as a religion and offer insight into how the early church fathers thought about Christian doctrine and practice. By analyzing selected portions of patristic exegesis, the authors illustrate specific reading techniques employed by the church fathers to expound the meaning they believed intrinsic to biblical texts.

    This approach is organized around three basic analytic strategies: literal, typological, and allegorical. The literal strategy is an intensive and broad analysis that identifies particular word associations that intensify scriptural meaning. The typological strategy interprets distinct patterns of events within scripture and applies those patterns to other events in scripture and the history of the church. The allegorical approach to biblical reading, like the topological strategy, seeks patterns in the text, but these patterns are more diverse and represent larger themes or beliefs of the early church.

    Within this analytic framework, the authors explain the larger structure of patristic exegesis and argue for the importance of this structure in the emergence of Christian orthodoxy.

    SCRIPTURE, CULTURE, & AGRICULTURE (P)

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    This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis. Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography, social structures, and religious thought of ancient Israel. This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts, both poetry and prose, that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions. Rather than seeking solutions from the past, Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers; thus she provides a fresh perspective from which to view the destructive practices and assumptions that now dominate the global food economy. The biblical exegesis is wide-ranging and sophisticated; the language is literate and accessible to a broad audience.

    SEARCH TO BELONG (P)

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    A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believing Who is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture. This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: - Discern the key ingredients people look for in community - Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community - Develop the "chemical compound" that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge - Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development - Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health

    Security Intelligence: A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges (eBook)

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    See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity

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    "A fascinating, troubling, and finally heartening book that subtly shows ways that Christians might reconcile their bodies with their devotion to God. Highly recommended for individual Christians but also for pastors and church groups."--Library Journal, starred review

    Stories of sexual scandals in churches throughout the nation have been downright routine in recent years, suggesting to many Americans that a deeply rooted problem plagues American Christianity--and prompting some to abandon their congregations altogether. In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm takes us beyond simple indictments of, or blind allegiance to, Christian cultures to explore the complex, intimate intersection of sexuality and spirituality as it affects the lives of ordinary Christians.

    Recounting with care and nuance the life histories of nine American Protestants, Frykholm shows us the harm done by the rules-based sexual ethic now dominant, which alternately denies and romanticizes sexuality. But she also points to how American Christians might otherwise access their spiritual tradition to heal the divide between religion and sexuality. One story examines the intricate relationship between a man's religious faith and his sexual addiction. In another, a man defines religion as a wall that kept him from the discovery that he was gay. One young woman uses sex to defy her devout parents, while another seeks to transcend her body by going without food. Nearly everyone interviewed in See Me Naked remains a Christian, with some further on their journey than others. Yet each of them is working to understand the connection between their desires and their faith. Ultimately, their stories--stories of pain and violence, perseverance and courage--attest to the healing power of struggling through the wild and uncertain experiences of life.

    See Me Naked explores the many ways that people work to recover from harmful beliefs and restores the notion that one of the key insights of Christianity is that the body, with all its struggles, pains, and difficulties, is a vehicle of the holy and can lead us into a more full relationship with God.

    SELLING OUT THE CHURCH (P)

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    Description: Marketing the church is hot. For many church leaders, marketing might even be the first article of their creed, which goes something like this: ""We believe that our church determines its identity and mission through the tactics of marketing strategies."" Theologians Kenneson and Street offer a thoughtful and provocative protest, with a foreword from Stanley Hauerwas. The authors ""expose the theological presuppositions that inform the marketing project. . . and help us to see that the marketer's presumption that form can be separated from content of the gospel betrays an understanding of the gospel that cannot help betraying the gift that is Christ."" The authors propose an alternative, constructive account of the church's mission and purpose that is ""not based on exchange of value but on reminding us that the gospel is always a gift - a gift that makes impossible any presumptions that there can be an exchange between human beings and God that is rooted in the satisfaction of our untrained needs."" The cross and resurrection challenge the world's understanding of what our needs should be. Endorsements: ""A well-written and thought-provoking work that provides a much needed corrective for those of us involved in church planting and church growth."" Paul S. Williams, President, ""'Go Ye'"" Chapel Mission, Inc., East Islip, NY ""Kenneson and Street open our eyes to subtle dangers, ambiguous terms, and hidden hazards that we might not have recognized in marketing approaches to the gospel. I am very grateful for their keen insight and biblical wisdom!"" Marva J. Dawn, Freelance Theologian for Christians Equipped for Ministry and author of 'Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down' ""As Luther posted his theses on the cathedral door, so have Kenneson and Street posted their own point-by-point protest on the door of the market-driven church. And they leave little room for doubt--the issue is still the selling of indulgences. Take it from a pastor who has carefully learned at the feet of some of the best and brightest church marketers, this is the theological counterbalance for which we have long waited."" James E. Baucom, Jr., Pastor, Rivermont Avenue Baptist, Lynchburg, VA and Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia About the Contributor(s): Philip Kenneson is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Milligan College. He is the author of 'Life on the Vine' and has contributed to 'Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World' and 'The Nature of Confession' (both IVP). James L. Street is Pastor of North River Community Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

    SENSORY INTEGRATION (P)

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    When children refuse to touch sand or cover their ears when others are singing, they may be demonstrating problems with sensory integration. This book helps identify children with difficulties in sensory processing, and offers teachers simple, easy-to-use solutions.

    SERVING WITH EYES WIDE OPEN (UPD) (P)

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    Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.
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    SEX & LOVE IN THE HOME (P)

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    In this groundbreaking book, David Matzko McCarthy challenges those accounts of marriage that treat the interpersonal aspects of marriage apart from economic and political questions, and proposes that marriage and family flourish when part of an interdependent network of households in community. This second edition brings with it a discussion of same sex unions, single parent families and co-habitation. The book remains a key practical tool for teaching as part of a college course, in discussion groups, and among theologians interested in matters of marriage and family. 'McCarthy is a challenging, rigorous, traditional, and socially based ethicist whose reflections cannot be easily predicted and who makes for engaging and uncomfortable reading.'Gavin D'Gosta, University of Bristol, Rewiews in Religion and Theology
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    SEXUALITY & HOLY LONGING

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    This powerful book shows how many Christians, including pastors, parents and leaders, have unwittingly absorbed many cultural ideas about sexuality that are not supported by the Bible. As people created by God for relationship, our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others, McMinn provides a blueprint for understanding sexuality--and our longing to be loved-- at all stages of life (childhood, teen years, early adulthood, midlife, and old age), and addresses tough topics including sexuality for those who are single (divorced, widowed, or never married). She also details practical solutions for ways that parents, educators, and churches can nurture others and ourselves in the quest to understand sexuality as a longing that draws us toward God and others, and to embrace it as a God-given gift. Thought provoking study questions at the end of each chapter inspire us to action in reclaiming our sexuality through grace.

    SHELTER OF EACH OTHER (P)

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    In The Shelter of Each Other, Mary Pipher does for the American family what she did for adolescent girls and their parents in her bestselling book Reviving Ophelia: she opens our eyes wide to the desperate realities we are facing and shows us a way out. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears a path to the strength and energy at the core of family life. Wise, compassionate, and impassioned, The Shelter of Each Other challenges each of us to face the truth about ourselves and to find the courage to protect, nurture, and revivify the families we cherish.


    " A canny mix of optimism and practicality gives Pipher's fans a way to resist the worst of the culture around them and substitute the best of themselves."
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    " Eye-opening . . . Pipher's simple solutions for survival in this family-unfriendly culture are peppered throughout the heart-wrenching and uplifting stories of several of her client
    families. . . . Highly readable, passionate."
    *San Francisco Chronicle


    " Compelling."
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    SHIGLEY'S MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (W/OUT ACCESS)

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    Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. This edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.

    McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

    SHINING (P)

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    Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Shinrin Yoku: The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing

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    Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice.

    Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on stress levels, positive feelings, energy levels and even promote the activity of NK (anticancer) cells and the balancing of blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

    In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.

    SILENCE (P)

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    Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver

    "Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of Books

    Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece.

    SILENT SPRING (P)

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    Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
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    SIMPLE CHURCH

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    The simple revolution is here. From the iPod design to Google's uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world.

    Multi-awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. Based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.

    Simple Church examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify.

    SIMPLY GOOD NEWS (P)

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    The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus' message is "good news" and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know.

    The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What's so "good" about stories involving damnation, violence, and a God who sacrifices his only son?

    Noted Bible scholar N.T. Wright shows us how Christians today have lost sight of what the "good news" of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he takes us back in time to reveal how the people of the first-century--the gospel's original audience--would have received Jesus' message. He offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the "good news" really is, and applies it to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

    Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People for Ministry

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    Power up your ministry with empowered people! These in-the-trenches authors show you how to help volunteers use their strengths to benefit the church--and their spiritual growth. Following in the footsteps of Simply Strategic Stuff, this comprehensive resource offers 99 straightforward solutions to help you recruit, train, motivate, and keep volunteers in ministry.

    Lead people from being consumers in the church to being contributors--and help them find greater personal fulfillment in the process. The authors give you field-tested ideas on how to:

  • Create a serving environment,
  • Structure unique serving roles,
  • Help people learn how God has wired them for ministry and more.

  • It's simple--when you're strategic!

    Simucase Annual Membership

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    SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW

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    Today�s most complete and credible business law text, SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW, 17E by Richard A. Mann and Barry S. Roberts continues a tradition of accuracy and consistent coverage of the latest issues and emerging trends. This updated classic book details business law and prepares you for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam with coverage of business law, the legal duties and responsibilities of accountants, and the corporate governance portion of the business environment. Cases blend landmark and current decisions with edits to preserve the language of the court. More than 220 engaging figures, diagrams, and summaries emphasize the fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law that apply to business transactions. You gain insights into the function and operation of courts and administrative agencies and learn to recognize potential legal problems in business. This comprehensive, up-to-date book ensures you acquire a solid understanding of modern business law.
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    SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW

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    Continuing a long tradition of accuracy and up-to-date coverage, the Fifteenth Edition of SMITH AND ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW is the most complete and credible business law book available. This updated classic delivers a comprehensive, detailed presentation of business law issues ranging from traditional topics to the latest laws and emerging trends. The cases - located at the end of each chapter - offer an excellent mix of landmark and current decisions and are edited to preserve much of the language of the court, allowing you to see how the law applies to real business practice. Proven, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date, this trusted book will give you a solid understanding of modern business law and its impact on the way you--and your employers, competitors, and colleagues--practice business.

    SOCIOLOGY (P)

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    SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Tenth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition's reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your "sociological imagination" and help you view the world from a different perspective.

    SOULS OF BLACK FOLK (P)

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    "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, " wrote W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influential works in American literature. First published in 1903, this eloquent collection of essays exposed the magnitude of racism in our society. The book endures today as a classic document of American social and political history: a manifesto that has influenced generations with its transcendent vision of change.
    John Edgar Wideman observed: "Like Freud's excavations of the unconscious, Einstein's revelations of the physical universe, Marx's exploration of the economic foundations of social organization, Du Bois's insights have profoundly altered the way we look at ourselves."

    Sound School Finance for Educational Excellence

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    Sound school finance is integral to the provision of a quality education. Indeed, a school district's budget is the financial representation of its educational plan. Thus, a clarion alert for all teachers: "if it's not in your budget, it won't be in your classroom." However, sound school finance is increasingly challenging in an era of scarce resources. This book provides an in-depth understanding of fundamental practices, processes, and lessons learned will benefit not only all school administrators, personnel, parents, students, and other stakeholders, but also undergird the provision of an excellent education. This book will focus on key building blocks essential for the provision of an excellent education. The value proposition inherent in this book works well for all schools, districts, students, and school stakeholders regardless of location, type, and demographic mix. The components of sound school finance that are increasingly important in an era of scarce financial, material, and human resources are provided in this book.
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    SOUNDINGS IN THE THEOLOGY OF THE PSALMS

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    The many introductions to the psalms available to readers tend to focus on various types and forms of psalms but overlook different theological approaches to the Psalter. This volume brings together leading psalms scholars from Catholic and Protestant traditions and takes into account recent scholarship on the shape and shaping of the Psalter and on the rhetorical interpretation of the Psalms. Soundings in the Theology of Psalms is the second of several "Soundings" volumes to be published by Fortress Press. These volumes offer state-of-the-art essays introducing readers to the current state of discussion and debate on various segments of the Bible.

    SPACES AND PLACES (P)

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    From Debbie Diller, author of numerous best-selling books and videos on literacy work stations and small group reading instruction, comes another practical resource filled with ideas you can use immediately to better manage your classroom and support student learning and independence.

    In Spaces & Places you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in PreK-5th grade, including well-organized areas for whole group and small group reading instruction, classroom libraries, literacy work stations, teacher desks, and storage areas. You'll love the "before and after" pictures and the step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully. Debbie has even documented how to pack your room at the end of the year to save time next fall (so you can focus on thinking about instruction) and what to do if you must move all your belongings.

    Through pictures and text, this unique visual reference answers tough questions educators ask, such as: What do I really need in my room and what's the best way to set it up?How does my physical classroom impact student learning?How can I find the space I need to teach more effectively? What can I get rid of and how?Where do I put all my stuff?

    Charts, reproducible forms, motivating quotes, a list of shopping sources, and reflection questions are included, along with a section outlining ten specific suggestions for on-going staff development. Whether or not you implement literacy work stations in your classroom, Spaces & Places includes everything you need to look deeply at classroom space and how it supports instruction.

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    Speaking Hope: The Body of Christ and Pastoral Counseling

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    Western culture and many of its churches and pastors are enamored by the assumption that life's most difficult problems call for in-depth psychological treatment. This book offers a different model of care than the dominant perspectives of modern psychology to those who have the responsibility of pastoral counseling. While there are a number of models and training programs for Christian lay counselors, this work is original in its application of the Solution-Focused approach to training lay members. The fundamental value of this book is as a guide for ministers in equipping the members of their congregations to care for one another. It is in caring for and being cared for by others that we truly discover the joy of living in God's community. ""Speaking Hope is a theoretically sound and practical methodology for lay pastoral caregivers in the Christian faith community. Frankly, it can also inform local pastors in their caregiving as well. What seems most helpful to me is that Dr. Holland emphasizes beginning with a person's strengths, and that the person seeking help is the expert on his or her problem. This is a well written and very useful guide for lay people in the local church."" --Larry Easterling, retired United Methodist minister, ACPE Certified Educator ""Pastoral counseling in the church is often a sticky and complicated endeavor. In Speaking Hope, Dr. Holland gives a practical guide that navigates the challenges of theory, theology, and the ethics involved in pastoral counseling. This book is essential reading for anyone providing counsel and care in their church."" --Larry Albrecht, Administrative Minister, Crossroads Christian Church, Johnson City, Tennessee Jack Holland is the Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers professor of Christian ministries at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College. Jack frequently conducts workshops and seminars in lay-counseling, ministerial ethics, sexuality, grief, and other pastoral care issues.

    SPECIAL PROVIDENCE (P)

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    "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America."--Otto von Bismarck

    America's response to the September 11 attacks spotlighted many of the country's longstanding goals on the world stage: to protect liberty at home, to secure America's economic interests, to spread democracy in totalitarian regimes and to vanquish the enemy utterly.

    One of America's leading foreign policy thinkers, Walter Russell Mead, argues that these diverse, conflicting impulses have in fact been the key to the U.S.'s success in the world. In a sweeping new synthesis, Mead uncovers four distinct historical patterns in foreign policy, each exemplified by a towering figure from our past.

    Wilsonians are moral missionaries, making the world safe for democracy by creating international watchdogs like the U.N. Hamiltonians likewise support international engagement, but their goal is to open foreign markets and expand the economy. Populist Jacksonians support a strong military, one that should be used rarely, but then with overwhelming force to bring the enemy to its knees. Jeffersonians, concerned primarily with liberty at home, are suspicious of both big military and large-scale international projects.

    A striking new vision of America's place in the world, Special Providence transcends stale debates about realists vs. idealists and hawks vs. doves to provide a revolutionary, nuanced, historically-grounded view of American foreign policy.

    SPIRITUAL DIRECTION (P)

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    Henri Nouwen--beloved author, priest, and internationally recognized spiritual master, counselor, and guide--offers gentle wisdom for universal questions of the spiritual life:

    Who am I?
    Where have I been and where am I going?
    Who is God for me?
    Where do I belong?
    How can I be of service?

    As a priest, pastor, and professor of spirituality at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard, Nouwen offered spiritual direction to many students, but his famous course on spiritual direction was never recorded during his lifetime. Now, in Spiritual Direction, the first of a series, one of Nouwen's students (Michael Christensen) and one of his editors (Rebecca Laird) have developed his courses and practice of spiritual direction into a book of profound wisdom for living a deep spiritual life.

    SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY (P)

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    Spiritual Theology is a rare book, surveying the little-explored landscape where systematic theology and godly praxis meet, highlighting the connections between Christian doctrine and Christian living. It draws out the spiritual implications of particular aspects of systematic theology, allowing formulas to drop into the background and bringing the mystery of the faith to the fore. Spiritual Theology achieves all of this while remaining unabashedly evangelical and truly ecumenical. It is firmly grounded in the sources of the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions, well abreast of contemporary theological currents and crossculturally conversant from an Asian perspective.

    SPSS BASICS (P)

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    This text takes the guesswork out of using SPSS, with screenshots that show each step for calculating each statistic. It includes extensive coverage of how to format raw SPSS output for inclusion in research reports. End-of-chapter exercises help students master their newly acquired skills. An instructor's answer key will be included with each complimentary examination copy. New to this edition: This edition includes an abundance of instructional screenshots, all of which have been updated to reflect the new look of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 23. Instructor ancillaries that accompany this text include PowerPoints for classroom instruction, and test banks in text format and importable to Respondus.

    STAND YOUR GROUND (P)

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    ""If Trayvon was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?"" --President Barack ObamaThe 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws. The verdict, as much as the killing, sent shock waves through the African-American community, recalling a history of similar deaths, and the long struggle for justice. On the Sunday morning following the verdict, black preachers around the country addressed the question, "Where is the justice of God? What are we to hope for?" This book is an attempt to take seriously social and theological questions raised by this and similar stories, and to answer black church people's questions of justice and faith in response to the call of God.But Kelly Brown Douglas also brings another significant interpretative lens to this text: that of a mother. "There has been no story in the news that has troubled me more than that of Trayvon Martin's slaying. President Obama said that if he had a son his son would look like Trayvon. I do have a son and he does look like Trayvon." Her book will also affirm the "truth" of a black mother's faith in these times of stand your ground.

    STATICS (REV PRTG)

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    Engineering mechanics encompasses the study of whether and how objects move. Its underlying concepts, principles and procedures form the basis of much of engineering practice. This book is appealing in that it presents mechanics as a relatively uncluttered "science". Part I offers an accessible overview of the concepts of mechanics. While important equations are introduced, the emphasis is placed on clearly explaining forces and moments, and how loads are transferred through structures and machines. This introduction helps lay a motivational framework for the more mathematically complete presentation of statics found in Part II.

    STATISTICS FOR PEOPLE WHO (THINK THEY) HATE STAT EXCEL 2016 ED

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    Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.

    STICKING POINTS

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    This is the first time in American history that we have had four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace: the Traditionalists (born before 1945), the Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Gen X (born 1965-1980), and the Millennials (born 1981-2001).

    Haydn Shaw, popular business speaker and generational expert, has identified 12 places where the 4 generations typically come apart in the workplace (and in life as well). These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward managing one's own time, texting, social media, organizational structure, and of course, clothing preferences. If we don't learn to work together and stick together around these 12 sticking points, then we'll be wasting a lot of time fighting each other instead of enjoying a friendly and productive team. Sticking Points is a must-read book that will help you understand the generational differences you encounter while teaching how we can learn to speak one another's language and get better results together.

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    STIFF: CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS (P)

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    Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers--some willingly, some unwittingly--have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

    STORIES FROM ANCIENT CANAAN (P)

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    The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.
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    STORY

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    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

    In "Story", McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

    STORY FACTOR (P)

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    This modern classic teaches you to use the art of storytelling to persuade, motivate, and inspire in life and business

    Anyone seeking to influence others must first know their own story, and how to tell it properly. Whether you're proposing a risky new venture, trying to close a deal, or leading a charge against injustice, you have a story to tell. Tell it well and you will create a shared experience with your listeners that can have profound results.

    In this modern classic, Annette Simmons reminds us that the oldest tool of influence is also the most powerful. Showcasing over a hundred examples of effective storytelling drawn from the front lines of business and government, as well as myths, fables, and parables form around the world, Simmons illustrates how story can be used to persuade, motivate, and inspire in ways that cold facts, bullets points, and directives can't. These stories, combined with practical storytelling techniques, show anyone how to become a more effective communicator and achieve their goals.

    STORY OF CHRISTIANITY (V1) (P)

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    Sheds light on the major cultural and theological currents shaping the church during this period.
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    STORYCRAFT

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    From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach's Stiff or Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Now in Storycraft, Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.

    Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, from understanding story theory and structure, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, and character, to drafting, revising, and editing work for publication. Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. From there, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, styles, genres, and media to which his advice applies. With examples that draw from magazine essays, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, and radio programs, Storycraft will be an indispensable resource for years to come.

    STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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    Make human resources work for you. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT shows you how through its unique system of concept integration. Most human resources textbooks give you the theories without showing you the connections to real life. This textbook lets you see both sides of human resources: the theory and the application. That way, you will not only get a great grade in class, you will be on your way to success after college as well.

    STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

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    In today's economy, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage is harder than ever. Strategic Management captures the complexity of the current business environment and delivers the latest skills and concepts with unrivaled clarity, helping readers develop their own cutting-edge strategy through skill-developing exercises. The Sixteenth Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with current research and concepts. This edition includes 30 new cases and end-of-chapter material, including added exercises and review questions. KEY TOPICS The Nature of Strategic Management; The Business Vision and Mission; The External Assessment; The Internal Assessment; Strategies in Action; Strategy Analysis and Choice; Implementing Strategies: Management, Operations, and Human Resources Issues; Implementing Strategies: Marketing, Finance/Accounting, R&D, and MIS Issues; Strategy Review, Evaluation, and Control; Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability; Global and International Issues; How to Prepare and Present a Case Analysis MARKET: For management professionals, small business owners, and others involved in business.

    STRATEGIES & LESSONS FOR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING (P)

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    Strategies and Lessons for Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Primer from Roselle Kline Chartock, offers teachers fourty interdisciplinary, classroom-tested strategies, and activity-based approaches for becoming culturally responsive. Adaptable to all grade levels and subject specialties, the content and strategies presented are grounded in theories developed by researchers and teachers who actively teach and write about multicultural education. Here are some reasons you'll want Strategies and Lessons for Culturally Responsive Teaching in your library...
  • Contains over 40 culturally responsive lessons and teaching strategies.
  • Includes thought-provoking questions to assist teachers with review and reflection on the chapter's content.
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    STUDENT'S VOCABULARY FOR BIBLICAL HEBREW & ARAMAIC (P)

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    A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic provides the student with a vocabulary list by word frequency for words appearing ten times or more in the Hebrew text. Unlike other vocabulary lists, this work combines all word forms in a single list, simplifying the student's task of learning all words of a given frequency. Words are given in groups of thirty or fewer in order to provide the students with short, manageable learning blocks. The vocabulary list also gives the basic meaning of each word, a phonetic pronunciation guide, key information about the word's part of speech, and the number of times each word appears in the Hebrew text. A separate section of the vocabulary list contains all Aramaic words appearing in the Old Testament. A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic is a tool that will be welcomed and used by all students of Hebrew.

    Study Guide for Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

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    Corresponding chapter by chapter to the completely reorganized and revised Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 11th Edition, this study guide helps you apply pediatric nursing concepts to real-world practice. It assesses, reinforces, and strengthens your understanding of pediatric nursing with learning activities, review questions, and case studies with critical thinking questions. Learning Key Terms - consisting of matching and fill-in-the-blank questions - test your ability to define all key terms highlighted in each textbook chapter. An answer key for the review questions and learning activities is included in the back of the study guide. Pages are perforated, so submitting assignments is easy.

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  • includes questions in various formats to provide you ample opportunity to assess your knowledge and comprehension of information covered in the text. Activities include matching, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short answer, and multiple choice to help you identify the core content of the chapter - and test your understanding upon completion of reading the chapter.
  • Thinking Critically case-based activities require you to apply the concepts found in the chapters to solve problems, make decisions concerning care management, and provide responses to patient questions and concerns.
  • Learning Key Terms consists of matching and fill-in-the-blank questions that let you test your ability to define all key terms highlighted in the corresponding textbook chapter.
  • An answer key is included at the end of the Study Guide.
  • Perforated pages allow you to submit assignments to your instructor.
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