Simple Gospel, Simply Grace: How Your Christian Life Is Really Supposed to Work
by: Harvest House Publishers
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
“We’re all natural-born legalists,” says author Bob Christopher. “We try to live for God, but it’s impossible to do.”
Why? Because all our efforts and ideas are based on the same fear-based, guilt-driven plot line: Try harder. As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, it just doesn’t work.
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace showcases an alternative, which is actually God’s original plan: Everything you’re trying to achieve in the Christian life has already been given to you–from God, by grace, in Christ.
Do you struggle to receive what God has freely given? How can you begin to experience true freedom, assurance of your forgiveness, and victory over sin? How can the power that raised Jesus from the dead enable you to live and love the way He did?
You’ll discover the answers in this crystal-clear portrayal of the simple gospel–which is simply grace.
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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by: Yale University Press
Product rating: 4.8 with 5 reviews
After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure — but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-read for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle.
Posted in Computers & Technology Tagged with: Apply, Artificial, Guide, Humans, Intelligence, Need, Wealth, Work, Yale University Press
StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work
by: Harvard Business Review Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
The Groundbreaking Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution
In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizationsperformance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systemsremain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync.
That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. Now, in addition to a much more powerful assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths, StandOut 2.0 contains or provides access to:
A StandOut profile, easily customized and exported, that you can use to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company
Your own Personalized Strengths Channel, which, after you’ve taken the 15-minute assessment, will send you a weekly tip, insight, or technique to help you do your best work this week
An entire strengths-based performance management system, including check-in and evaluation tools to track your progress, and that of your team
And much more. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your careerand help your team and organization win.
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The Forever Home: How To Work With An Architect To Design The Home Of Your Dreams
by: Advantage Media Group
Product rating: 5.0 with 21 reviews
The Forever Home provides the foundation to confidently explore what you want, plan your dream home, and find the right professionals to make it a reality. Renowned architect Kevin Harris will guide you through his proven, step-by-step process to design and build a house that fits you so well it becomes your forever home. No matter where you travel, your forever home is the place you feel complete. Inside these pages, you’ll learn how to: • Determine when it makes sense to hire an architect • Evaluate and assemble the design team and construction team that’s right for you • Understand the residential construction process • Use the Hierarchy of Design to make the most important decisions first • Recognize the pitfalls and avoid many common, but ill advised cost-saving schemes The Forever Home will pave the way for you to design and build not only the home of your current dreams, but the home that will be perfect for your children, grandchildren, aging parents, and even you later in life.
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The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work
by: Atria Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 11 reviews
With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being
offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know and into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born.
Known for his inspiring movies and documentaries, as well as his popular creativity workshops, Barnet Bain makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Discover how will and action come together with imagination and feeling to form the very foundation of creativity by working with this treasury of more than forty transformative exercises. Each one is designed to spark new creative connections by challenging our usual ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving.
These lessons, tools, and techniques serve to unlock great reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it’s jumpstarting or completing a project, launching a new business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true. Bain’s motivational guidance includes: rewiring your brain to unleash ultra-creativity; finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to productivity and creative expression; harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action; discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative aliveness and ingenuity; and heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience.
Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being ruled by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will be surprised and energized—by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you—and you will live a creative life.
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Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life
by: Changemakers Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
We live in a world of both profound separation and deep longing for connection. Betz and Kimsey-House explore not only the historical and spiritual history of our disconnection and its cost to individual and societal well-being, but also provide a compelling, neuroscience-based argument for how to make the next “great turning” of human development: becoming more integrated human beings. They invite you to accompany them through a road map to integration by exploring in detail the Co-Active model, originally used by coaches, but with practical application to business, parents, teachers, and anyone with a desire to be more effective, connected, and whole. Richly illustrated with true stories of integration in action, as well as current research in neuroscience, this book provides a guide to reaching our full potential within ourselves, with each other, in groups and organizations and with society at large.
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