I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian
by: B&H Books
Product rating: 4.6 with 10 reviews
Could you be the answer to the problems you see?
Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?
Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer answers these questions by offering nine simple traits that you can incorporate into your life no matter your background, stage of life, or sense of capability.
You can do it. Now it’s time to just stand up and say you will!
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He Will Exist
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
He and I had one soul. I would explain further, but I will let you all figure it out on your own, since I already did. Did you ever feel like you had too much emotion (love, pain, fear, sadness, etc.) inside you that, sometimes, you couldn’t explain it? Yeah, I did too.
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The Truth about Lies: The Unlikely Role of Temptation in Who You Will Become
by: David C. Cook
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Temptation isn’t merely about winning or losing a battle.
It’s about discovering who you truly are.
And what matters most.
On a daily basis, we are all tempted to enjoy the gifts of this world while making the Giver optional or irrelevant in our quest for life. But what if, in God’s purposes, temptation is not merely an obstacle to overcome but an opportunity to flourish in faith?
Living in the truth exposes lies and turns moments of temptation into character-shaping opportunities, powerfully displaying our true identity as followers of Jesus.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: About, Become, David C. Cook, Lies, Role, Temptation, Truth, Unlikely, Will
You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner
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In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your destiny.
- Keep Your Vision in Front of You – Dare to dream big dreams.
- Run Your Race – Focus on your unique course and goals.
- Expect Good Things – Anticipate great opportunities.
- Have a Positive Mind-set – Take control of your thoughts and attitudes.
- Commit to Excellence – Do your best and maintain high standards.
- Keep Growing – Be proactive, be intentional, build on your gifts, and continually improve.
- Serve Others – Invest yourself in others.
- Stay Passionate – Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm.
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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation
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“Damn, this book is good.” —Jon Stewart
Emmy Award–winning writer Adam Resnick began his career at Late Night with David Letterman before honing his chops in movies and cable television, including HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial,” Resnick plunges readers deep into his troubled psyche in this uproarious memoir-in-essays. Shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt and overwrought by obsessions, he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth. Resnick is cut from the same strange cloth as Louis C.K., and Will Not Attend showcases his writing at its brazenly hilarious best.
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Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will
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As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers?
What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people?
It’s easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do. While we’ll still need high-level decision makers and computer developers, those tasks won’t keep most working-age people employed or allow their living standard to rise. The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy.
The bestselling author of Talent Is Overrated explains how the skills the economy values are changing in historic ways. The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom-taught left-brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities—empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve. This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology—because we’re hardwired to want it from humans.
These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantage—more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits—“he’s a real people person,” “she’s naturally creative”—it turns out they can all be developed. They’re already being developed in a range of far-sighted organizations, such as:
• the Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs;
• the U.S. Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real-world missions;
• Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human-to-human experiences.
As technology advances, we shouldn’t focus on beating computers at what they do—we’ll lose that contest. Instead, we must develop our most essential human abilities and teach our kids to value not just technology but also the richness of interpersonal experience. They will be the most valuable people in our world because of it. Colvin proves that to a far greater degree than most of us ever imagined, we already have what it takes to be great.
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Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More
by: Da Capo Lifelong Books
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For more than 15 years, writing coach, editor, and blogger Dianne Jacob has taught food lovers how to take their passion from the plate to the page. Now, Jacob has revised and updated her award-winning guide. Whether you’ve been writing for years or are just starting out, Will Write for Food offers what you need to know to succeed and thrive, including:
– A new chapter dedicated to making an income from food writing
– Updated information about self-publishing and cookbook production
– Tips on creating and sustaining an irresistible blog with gorgeous photos
– The keys to successful freelancing and reviewing
– Advice from award-winning writers, editors, and agents
– Engaging, fun writing exercises to get the juices flowing
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