Download or read book Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment written by Richard Winter and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2002-10-16 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Winter's critique of our "culture of entertainment" explores the nature, causes and effects of boredom and counteracts it with practical suggestions for living with passion and wonder.
Download or read book Breakthrough written by Dawn Darwin Weaks and published by Chalice Press. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last 30 years of American church life have played a familiar refrain: “The church is old, out of touch, dying, and it’s too late.” Why bother? What if the church is not old enough, not out of touch enough, and not dying enough? When survival-rooted panic is supplanted with calm, spirited creativity, that may be exactly the moment your church was made for, that your community was hoping for— and that God is waiting for. First Christian Church of Odessa, Texas made a radical choice and was reborn as Connection Christian Church, with a new view on ministry and new energy. Breakthrough: Trusting God for Big Change in Your Church tells the story of what happened when this church dared to place their desperate, dying selves into the hands of a God whose middle name is “Surprise!” — and hints how readers might find that audacity in their own congregations.
Download or read book It s a Magical World written by Bill Watterson and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 1996-09 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Calvin and Hobbes collection.
Download or read book Society Culture and Technology Ten Lessons for Educators Developers and Digital Scientists written by Richard E. Ferdig and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides ten important lessons for educators, developers, and digital scientists who are interested in the relationship between society, culture, and technology. The text provides an discussion of current and past research with the goal of introducing direct implications for practice.
Download or read book The Science of Intelligent Achievement written by Isaiah Hankel and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Smart strategies for pragmatic, science-based growth and sustainable achievement. The Science of Intelligent Achievement teaches you the scientific process of finding success through your most valuable assets: · Selective focus – how selective are you with who and what you let into your life? · Creative ownership – how dependent are you on others for your happiness and success? · Pragmatic growth – how consistently and practically are you growing daily? First, this book will show you how to develop your focus by being very selective with where you spend your mental energy. If you've failed to reach an important goal because you were distracted, misinformed, or overcommitted, then you know the role focus and selectivity play in achievement. Second, you will learn how to stop allowing your happiness and success to be dependent on other people and instead, start taking ownership over your life through creative work. Finally, you will learn the art of changing your life through pragmatic decisions and actions. Self-improvement is not the result of dramatic changes. Instead, science has shown that personal and professional change is initiated and sustained by consistent, practical changes. To grow, you must leverage the power of micro-decisions, personality responsibility, and mini-habits. Your own biology will not let you improve your life in any other way. What do you currently value? What are working to attain? Have you been taught to value your job title or your relationship with some other person above all else? Have you been convinced that the most valuable things in life are your paycheck, the number of people who say 'hello' to you at the office, and the number of people who say 'I need you' at home? Or, have you become so passive in what you value that you let anyone and anything into your life, as long as whatever you let in allows you to stay disconnected from the cold hard truth that when things really go wrong in your life, the only person who will be able to fix it and the only person will be responsible for it is you. If so…welcome to fake success. Passivity, dependence, and the sacrifice of practical thinking and personal responsibility to fuzzy, grandiose ideals and temporary feelings — these are markers of fake success. Intelligent Achievement, on the other hand, is not a moving target. It's not empty either. Instead, it's sturdy, full, and immovable. It's not something that's just handed to you. It's not something you're nudged to chase or coerced into wanting. Intelligent Achievement comes from within you. It's a collection of values that are aligned with who you are—values you have to protect and nurture. These values do not increase your dependence on other people and things. Instead, they relieve you of dependence. This kind of achievement is something that you have a part in building from the ground up—you know what's in it—you chose it, someone else didn't choose it for you. Achieving real success means you must focus, create, and grow daily. The Science of Intelligent Achievement will show you how.
Download or read book The Book Publishing Industry written by Albert N. Greco and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.
Download or read book Babylon s Cap written by Michael J. H. Godfrey and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-08-08 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To read Revelation for meaning today we need to recognize and accept that the Christian community itself has often become the wearer of Babylon's Cap of oppression. This is a reading of Revelation that seeks to hear the voices of postcolonial pain, while never pretending to be a postcolonial analysis.
Download or read book The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998 written by Robert Famighetti and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 975 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
Download or read book The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book written by Bill Watterson and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 1995-09 with total page 37 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A retrospective of ten years of strips with comments by the author.
Download or read book Literature and the Child written by James Holt Mcgavran and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 1998-04 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Romantic myth of childhood as a transhistorical holy time of innocence and spirituality, uncorrupted by the adult world, has been subjected in recent years to increasingly serious interrogation. Was there ever really a time when mythic ideals were simple, pure, and uncomplicated? The contributors to this book contend—although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly—that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of childhood which first emerged two hundred years ago. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, western Europe experienced another fin de siècle characterized by overwhelming material and institutional change and instability. By historicizing the specific political, social, and economic conflicts at work within the notion of Romantic childhood, the essayists in Literature and the Child show us how little these forces have changed over time and how enriching and empowering they can still be for children and their parents. In the first section, “Romanticism Continued and Contested,” Alan Richardson and Mitzi Myers question the origins and ends of Romantic childhood. In “Romantic Ironies, Postmodern Texts,” Dieter Petzold, Richard Flynn, and James McGavran argue that postmodern texts for both children and adults perpetuate the Romantic complexities of childhood. Next, in “The Commerce of Children's Books,” Anne Lundin and Paula Connolly study the production and marketing of children's classics. Finally, in “Romantic Ideas in Cultural Confrontations,” William Scheick and Teya Rosenberg investigate interactions of Romantic myths with those of other cultural systems.
Download or read book Books in Print 1997 98 written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 1997 with total page 2458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Hellboy s World written by Scott Bukatman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality. Scott Bukatman’s dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened “adventure of reading” in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader’s imagination to inhabit. Drawing upon other media—including children’s books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts—Bukatman reveals the mechanics of creating a world on the page. He also demonstrates the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader’s experience, invoking the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control and delving into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the horror genre and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola’s art. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Bukatman argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans, but it will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading.
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Download or read book A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles part 1 C Comm 1893 written by James Augustus Henry Murray and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 660 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: