Ten Men of the Bible: How God Used Imperfect People to Change the World
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
The men depicted in the Bible were not perfect by any means. We find story after story marked by scandal, failure, and intrigue. Yet we also find many stories of men who were able to look beyond their circumstances, completely trust in the Lord, and follow Him wherever He chose to them. Like us, these men made both good and bad decisions along the way—and experienced both good and bad consequences—and we find our struggles and hopes in the pages of the Bible that tells their stories.
In this 10-session workbook, Max Lucado tells some of his favorite stories of these men in the Bible. Stories include:
- Noah: When You’re Low on Hope
- Job: The Most Famous Conversation in the Bible
- Jacob: Wrestling with the Past
- Moses: The Voice from the Mop Bucket
- David: Colossal Collapses
- Joseph: Unanswered Questions
- Matthew: Friend of Flops
- Peter: The Gospel of the Second Chance
- Lazarus: The Final Witness
- Paul: Don’t Write Off Anyone
Each session includes five insights on each character and Bible study questions to help you delve into the stories and apply them to your life.
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The Ultimate Sales Revolution: Sell Differently. Change The World
by: Advantage Media Group
Product rating: 5.0 with 29 reviews
ACHIEVE the HIGHEST LEVEL of PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP – BECOMING an INDISPENSABLE PARTNER in YOUR CLIENT’S SUCCESS
Are you looking for the keys to far more successful sales relationships, and client conversations that don’t require manipulation, probing, and closing – yet which produce profoundly more powerful impact and results?
The Ultimate Sales Revolution clarifies how to reach the highest level of professional relationship – being an Indispensable Partner in your client’s success. You attain this exalted level of trust, respect, and differentiation from your competition by ensuring that every client request and activity delivers meaningful results, builds the strongest and most sustainable client relationship, avoids the 3 Sources of Miscommunication, and delivers massive value and impact.
Each of the principles in this book transforms your ability to win business, get paid for your value (not your time, effort, or activity), and earn the access, recognition, respect, and rewards reserved for the most successful sales people and privileged professional services providers. Inside are the keys that promise to significantly advance your professional enjoyment, impact, and most importantly… your results.
Here is what top professionals and leaders are saying:
Suzi Pomerantz – CEO, Innovative Leadership International; Best Selling Author, Seal the Deal “The Ultimate Sales Revolution is the most important book on business development you will ever read. This is your roadmap for how to get the best possible client relationships – and maximum competitive advantage.”
Linda Stewart – CEO, Innovation Associates “This book will truly revolutionize the way you think about selling. If selling is a part of your business (and it should be for everyone), this is a must read!”
Barri Rafferty – CEO North America, Ketchum (division of Omnicom) “Steve Lishansky reconstructs what ‘sales’ should be. His training shifted our agency’s focus on sales and transformed it to building relationships, value and trust.”
Jason Pappas – Managing Partner, Antson Capital Partners “As someone who practiced, managed, trained and taught sales most of my career I was blown away when I read Steve’s book. Steve has never ceased to amaze me with his ability make the complex understandable and effective. Highly recommended!”
Louis Noorden – President, The Hire NetWork Inc “I wish this book was written 30 years ago when I first started The Hire NetWork. I shudder to think of the time I could have saved developing executive relationships with Fortune 100 companies.”
Posted in Leadership Tagged with: Advantage Media Group, Change, Differently., Revolution, Sales, Sell, Ultimate, World
The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Product rating: 4.9 with 14 reviews
Cultural history at its best—the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world’s flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs.
Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flowers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them.
Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us—and animals, too—through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. And because of our extraordinary appetite for more unusual and beautiful “super flowers,” plant breeders have created such unnatural blooms as blue roses and black petunias to cater to the human world of haute couture
fashion. In so doing, the nectar and pollen vital to the bees, butterflies, and bats of the world, are being reduced. Buchmann explains the unfortunate consequences, and explores how to counter them by growing the right flowers. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers
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I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change World)
by: Dial Books
Product rating: 4.7 with 7 reviews
“We can all be heroes” is the message of this picture-book biography series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography—for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Lucille Ball could make any situation funny. By making people around the world laugh, she proved that humor can take on anything.
This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.
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Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destruc tive Behavior
Product rating: 4.4 with 43 reviews
The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to permanently ending bad habits
Richard O’Connor’s bestselling book Undoing Depression has become a touchstone in the field, helping thousands of therapists and patients overcome depressive patterns. In Rewire, O’Connor expands those ideas, showing how we actually have two brains—a conscious deliberate self and an automatic self that makes most of our decisions—and how we can train the latter to ignore distractions, withstand temptations, and interrupt reflexive, self-sabotaging responses. Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits, including procrastination, excessive worrying, internet addiction, overeating, risk-taking, and self-medication, among others.
Posted in Personal Transformation Tagged with: Addictions, Behavior, Brain, Break, Change, Conquer, Habits, Overcome, Plume, Rewire, Self-Destruc, tive, Your