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  • Take Charge Of Your Life


    “Challenges make life worthwhile and valuable, the necessary struggle for high ideals to make your life exceptional.”

    If you want to be in charge of your life and really make the most of the years ahead, Take Charge of Your Life is full of well-proven successful advice, wisdom from personal experiences, and a dash of home-grown humor.

    Some people have an incredible zest for life and an appetite for living well and doing well–others have a ho-hum attitude and just slide through the daily motions. Taking Charge of Your Life removes the ho-hums and infuses you with the desire to accept life’s challenges to bring value and stability to the lifestyle of your choosing.

    Author Jim Rohn devoted his life to the study of human behavior and personal motivation, which produced his unique philosophy style and solid common sense. You will learn the success secrets of an effective communicator and wealthy businessman, as well as learn the leadership skills needed to get ahead in whatever you set your mind to achieve in life.

    *Thought-provoking chapter themes include:
    *Five Puzzle Pieces of Life
    *The Human Touch of Words
    *The Art of Persuasion
    *Unlocking Influence, Wealth, and Power
    *Be Somebody
    *Leaders Take Charge

    There’s power in the touch of sincere and passionate human words– Take Charge of Your Life takes you to a new level of self-awareness, presents necessary disciplines, as well as prepares the seedbed of great success in every aspect of your life.

    For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn helped people worldwide sculpt life strategies that expanded their possibilities and opportunities. Rohn’s style and common sense labeled him as one of the most influential thinkers of our time–thought of by many as a national treasure. He authored numerous books and audio and video programs, motivating and shaping generations of personal-development trainers and hundreds of executives from America’s top corporations.

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  • Sacredness Of Secular Work


    From a leading voice in the faith and work movement and author of Redeeming Your Time comes the revolutionary message that God sees our daily work–in whatever form it takes–with far more value than we ever imagined.

    Does your work matter for eternity?
    Sadly, most believers don’t think so. Sure, the 1 percent of the time they spend sharing the gospel with their co-workers matters. But most Christians view the other 99 percent of their time as meaning very little in the grand scheme of things.

    But that’s not how God sees it.

    Jordan Raynor, a leading voice in the faith and work movement and bestselling author, offers a revolutionary message about how our daily jobs–from baristas and entrepreneurs to stay-at-home parent and coaches–have intrinsic and eternal value. In The Sacredness of Secular Work, he reveals unexpected ways our work truly matters. In these pages you’ll discover:

    – How a low regard of our work limits our understanding of God and His Kingdom
    – Inspiring ways your work can reveal God’s kingdom on earth here and now
    – Surprising strategies for ensuring your vocation has an eternal legacy
    – Vital insights on what God’s view of work tells us about heaven

    Combining research, Scripture, and storytelling, Jordan Raynor proves that work, in its diverse forms, is one of the primary activities that brings God delight. This biblical perspective will set you free to pursue your passions and skills and–perhaps for the first time–experience the Creator’s delight in the work of your hands.

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  • Working From The Inside Out


    Many today are experiencing social isolation, deep anxieties about the future, and various difficulties in the workplace. For too many of us, work seems tedious, painful, or meaningless. And we don’t know what to do about it.

    Working from the Inside Out pulls back the veil on the deep emotional and vocational challenges faced by the majority of workers and shows how work can become a way to love God, serve our neighbors, and demonstrate the gospel to the world. Bringing together emotional, relational, vocational, intellectual, and civic health through the seamless thread of vocation, Jeff Haanen offers a way out of the disintegration of our culture and toward a reintegrated life lived in response to God’s voice.

    The inner work of transformation leads to external transformation of our relationships and our work, and that good work influences our cities and the culture around us. Living from the inside out can change our work and heal our world.

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  • 16 Undeniable Laws Of Communication


    Never Be Afraid to Speak to a Group Again

    It’s been said that public speaking is the number one fear of most people, with death being second. “This means,” said comedian Jerry Seinfeld, “if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

    How can you overcome fear or ineffectiveness as a speaker? Learn the Laws of Communication!

    John C. Maxwell has been a public speaker and motivational teacher for more than fifty years. He is one of only eight people on the planet who have been awarded Toastmaster’s Golden Gavel and been inducted into the National Speakers’ Association Hall of Fame. In The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication: Apply Them and Make the Most of Your Message, he shares everything he’s learned from a lifetime of communication.

    Learn how to:

    *Speak from conviction
    *Prepare your content and yourself for speaking
    *Find and use your personal and communication strengths
    *Focus on your audience and connect
    *Tell better stories
    *Read the room and create energy and anticipation
    *Add value to people
    *Inspire people to take action

    Everyone has a message to share. Whether you want to improve your ability to inspire employees, speak at PTA meetings, report to a board of directors, teach students, deliver a sermon, address a small group, speak from a stage, or communicate to an arena full of people, this book can help you.

    Learn from one of the best communicators in the world and start making the most of your message today.

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  • Called To Care Third Edition


    As nursing and healthcare continue to change, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. Offering a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call, this thoroughly revised third edition of a classic text includes practical features for educators, students, and practitioners.

    Nursing is a vocation: a calling from God to care for others. The role of the nurse originally grew out of a holistic Christian understanding of humans as created in the image of God. Yet as nursing and healthcare continue to change, the effects have proven disorienting to many. Now more than ever, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. For over twenty years, Called to Care has served as a unique and essential resource for nurses. In this third edition Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller, now joined by coauthor Kimberly H. Fenstermacher, present a definition for nursing based on a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate and restorative care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace, which aims to promote and foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Focusing on the features of the nursing metaparadigm-person, health, environment, and nursing-they provide a framework for understanding how the Christian faith relates to the many aspects of a nurse’s work, from theory to everyday practice. This new edition of Called to Care is thoroughly revised for today’s nurses, including updated examples and new content on topics such as cultural competency, palliative care, and the current state of healthcare and nursing education. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, case studies, and theological reflections from Scripture to help readers engage and apply the content. For educators, students, and practitioners throughout the field of nursing, this classic text continues to provide clarity and wisdom for living out their calling.

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  • Proximity Principle : The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To A Career You Lo


    Right now, 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of “average” and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.

    One basic principle–The Proximity Principle–can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.

    In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.

    Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.

    After reading The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come–and you’ll be prepared to take them.

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  • Real Artists Dont Starve


    Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Now in trade paper.

    For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world’s most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don’t Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including:

    steal from your influences (don’t wait for inspiration),
    collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve),
    take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones),
    make money in order to make more art (it’s not selling out), and
    apprentice under a master (a “lone genius” can never reach full potential).
    Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive.

    From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins’s revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity.

    Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn’t a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.

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  • Developing Clinicians Of Character


    1. Contemporary Clinical Supervision: An Overview
    2. A Christian Integrative Framework For Clinical Supervision
    3. Faith: Belief And Trust
    4. Hope: A Steadfast Turning
    5. Love: Relational Competence
    6. Practical Wisdom: Competence And Ethical Decision Making
    7. Justice: Diversity Competence, Hospitality, And Openness To The Other
    8. Temperance: Reflective Practice
    9. Courage: Professional Endurance And Integrity
    10. Personal And Spiritual Formation In Counseling, Psychology, And MFT Education
    Appendix A: Sample Supervision Contract For Group Supervision In An Educational Context
    Appendix B: Supervision Documentation Form
    Appendix C: Collaborative Professional Development Plan
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Is there more to clinical supervision than our current theories and methods can provide? Whether we intend them to be or not, our mentoring practices are personally formative for supervisees and supervisors alike. Developing Clinicians of Character grounds our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics and grows out of a love for the practice of clinical supervision. It aims to identify and strengthen supervision’s important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

    After an overview of the role of character formation in clinical supervision, Developing Clinicians of Character examines each classical Christian virtue in turn, its corresponding professional ethical aspiration, and how we can use the practices of clinical supervision and spiritual formation together to foster character formation for Christian maturity and Christlikeness.

    Dr. Terri S. Watson welcomes and equips you to excel in “the helping profession within a helping profession” as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers in counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. This book will shape your own character through spiritual disciplines in the classical virtues-and outward in expanding circles of encouragement, formation, and healing.

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  • Power Of Character In Leadership


    How to Protect Your Leadership Influence and Power

    You’ve worked hard to achieve your dreams and goals. Many others have done the same-only to lose it all in the end. Every day, we read about successful people in various walks of life who have lost their power and influence. They’ve been fired, forced to resign, or shamed out of public life. They no longer have a market for their gifts, and they may even face criminal proceedings. These leaders have lost the trust of their companies, constituents, nations, followers, and families. Many were surprised to discover that their talents alone were not enough to prevent their downfall.

    Why did they fail in the end? Because they lacked the one quality that would have protected their leadership and given them enduring influence. Ironically, this quality is seldom taught to leaders today, either formally or informally. It is the quality of moral force, or character.

    Every human being is a leader over some domain as he or she exercises gifts and influence. That domain might be the halls of government, the boardroom, the classroom, the community, or the home. In The Power of Character in Leadership: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders, you will discover what character is, what it means to develop moral force, and how to preserve your leadership influence so that it is both effective and enduring.

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  • Alpha Omega Paradigm


    Pure precepts, vital connections, straight-forward catechisms, the elements of the “Alpha Omega Paradigm” will invigorate your Christian walk. Do you have the courage it will take to embrace it?

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  • Calling In Todays World


    Comparative religious insights into the meaning of vocation

    The concept of “vocation” or “calling” is a distinctively Christian concern, grounded in the long-held belief that we find our meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in God. But what about religions other than Christianity? What does it mean for someone from another faith tradition to understand calling or vocation?

    In this book contributors with expertise in Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, and secular humanism explore the idea of calling in these various faith traditions. The contributors each search their respective tradition’s sacred texts, key figures, practices, and concepts for wisdom on the meaning of vocation. By seeking comparative insights from diverse faith traditions, say Kathleen Cahalan and Douglas Schuurman, we can all increase and improve our efforts to build a better, more humane world.

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  • Pastor : The Theology And Practice Of Ordained Ministry (Revised)


    Ordained ministry, says Willimon, is a gift of God to the church–but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. Always a difficult vocation, changes in society and the church in recent years have made the ordained life all the more complex and challenging. Is the pastor primarily a preacher, a professional caregiver, an administrator? Given the call of all Christians to be ministers to the world, what is the distinctive ministry of the ordained? When does one’s ministry take on the character of prophet, and when does it become that of priest? What are the special ethical obligations and disciplines of the ordained? In this book, Willimon explores these and other central questions about the vocation of ordained ministry. He begins with a discussion of who pastors are, asking about the theological underpinnings of ordained ministry, and then moves on to what pastors do, looking at the distinctive roles the pastor must fulfill. The book also draws on great teachers of the Christian tradition to demonstrate that, while much about Christian ministry has changed, its core concerns–preaching the word, the care of souls, the sacramental life of congregations–remains the same. Ordained ministry is a vocation to which we are called, not a profession that we choose. To answer that call is to open oneself to heartache and sometimes hardship; yet, given the one who calls, it is to make oneself available to deep and profound joy as well.

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  • Gift Of Being Yourself (Expanded)


    Foreword By M. Basil Pennington
    Preface: Identity And Authenticity
    1. Transformational Knowing Of Self And God
    2. Knowing God
    3. First Steps Toward Knowing Yourself
    4. Knowing Yourself As You Really Are
    5. Unmasking Your False Self
    6. Becoming Your True Self
    Epilogue: Identity And The Spiritual Journey

    Appendix: For Reflection And Discussion
    A Six-Session Discussion Guide To The Gift Of Being Yourself
    A One-Session Discussion Guide To The Gift Of Being Yourself

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    “Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee.” -Augustine

    Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God’s purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself.

    In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation.

    Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.

    This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.

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  • Christian Writers Guide To The Book Proposal


    A complete proposal sells your book, pure and simple. But some authors don’t think a proposal is necessary. Perhaps you already have a contract, or you plan to self-publish. If you don’t have to sell the book to a publisher, why write a proposal? That reasoning sounds logical, but there are purposes for a book proposal beyond selling it to a publisher. In A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal, I share six reasons why it benefits you to write a book proposal and seven items that should be part of every book proposal. A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal is based on my previously published writing and on my teaching at Christian writers’ conferences around the country. The material included applies to writers and book projects of all sorts: fiction and nonfiction; completed manuscripts and unwritten book ideas, first-time and previously published authors, traditionally published, indie, and self-published. So, give your book idea a chance for success. Learn how with A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal.

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  • I Was Busy Now Im Not


    Do you know time is your life?
    When you waste your time, you waste your life.

    Does your time seem to be in short supply?

    Have you had enough of feeling overwhelmed?

    Are you ready to find time for what matters most? If so, this book will help you discover how to:

    * simplify your complicated life,

    * make time for what matters most, and

    * live your big dreams!

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  • Work


    Do we regard our place of work as a prison? Is our place of work where we fulfil God’s purpose for our life? Should church leaders consider returning to work?

    This book is for every working man, woman and church leader: to challenge what we believe, what we preach, the language that we use and the way we behave, and to help us bring about a change in ‘doing church’ – where the church supports the workers as well as the workers the church.

    Many people are restless, so dissatisfied, so frustrated because they can’t see a way out of the prison of work. Yet workers have a job to do for Jesus. It’s a high calling. But a hard one. And impossible without Christ.

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  • Visions Of Vocation


    Introduction. On Learning To Be Implicated
    Chapter 1. The Most Difficult Task
    Chapter 2. If You Have Eyes, Then See
    Chapter 3. The Landscape Of Our Lives
    Chapter 4. Knowing Is Doing
    Chapter 5. Come And See
    Chapter 6. Vocation As Implication
    Chapter 7. The Great Temptations
    Chapter 8. Learning To Live Proximately
    Epilogue. But Are You Happy?

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    Can my life matter? How can I thrive? The answer to both questions is vocation. Vocation is more than our job. It is our relationships and responsibilities woven into the work of God. For decades Steve Garber has traveled the world, coming alongside a wide range of people as they seek to make sense of their world and their lives. We meet, with Garber, leaders from the Tiananmen Square protest in China and a group of musicians who called themselves Jars of Clay. And we meet ordinary people too, like: Jonathan who learned he would rather build houses than study historyTodd and Maria who adopted creative schedules so they could parent better and practice medicineD.J. who helped Congress move into the Internet AgeSusan who built a home business of hand-printing stationary using a letterpressSantiago who works with majority-world nations in need of capitalClaudius and Deirdre whose openhearted home has always been a place for people Vocation is when we come to know the world in all its joy and pain, and still love it. Vocation is following our calling to seek the welfare of the world we live in. And in helping it to flourish, we find that we flourish too. Garber offers here a book for parents, for those in the arts, in the academy, in public service, in the trades and in commerce–for all who want to discover the virtue of vocation.

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  • Real Estate Success


    A detailed guide that will help you create a specific personalized plan to achieve a high level of success as a Real Estate Agent

    Creating your Business Plan
    Value of a Mentor
    Developing your Marketing Systems
    Referral Based Marketing
    Balance between work and family
    Advice for New Real Estate Agents

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  • Secrets Of Dynamic Communications (Revised)


    What is the most important ingredient for an effective speech or presentation?

    Whether you are one who speaks only on rare occasions or you find yourself addressing an audience every day, this book will be an invaluable tool. Beneficial to the experienced pro as well as the new beginner,Secrets of Dynamic Communication is a practical and effective handbook for powerful presentations of all kinds. It takes the reader through the process of selecting and developing a theme, giving it focus, fleshing it out, and communicating well with the audience. The first half is devoted to preparation, the second to delivery.

    Author Ken Davis is frequently hired by individuals and companies around the world to bring his humor and expertise to others in the speaking field, and he is now bringing those concepts to the wider community as well. No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results! You’ll soon develop the dynamic speaking skills associated with the very best in the field.

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  • Fred 2.0 : New Ideas On How To Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results


    Nine years ago, bestselling author and business consultant Mark Sanborn introduced the world to Fred, his postman, who delivered extraordinary service in simple but remarkable ways. Fred’s story inspired millions. Companies-even, cities-were inspired to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary each day.Today, with stiff competition from the networked global economy, delivering extraordinary results is more important than ever. With Fred 2.0, Mark not only revisits the original Fred to gain new insights, but also equips all of us with new strategies to achieve more. You’ll not only be inspired by Fred 2.0, you’ll also have the tools and strategies to aim higher and achieve the extraordinary.

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  • Life On The Wire


    Imbalance is natural.

    The key is to make it purposeful.

    In Life on the Wire, New York Times best-selling author Todd Duncan challenges the status quo in search of a better, smarter way to work and live. He profiles several people striking out to find “balance.” You’ll meet an entrepreneur, a bartender, and an accountant, among others. You’ll hear their stories, their challenges, their insights, and the critical lessons they learned. Duncan contends the last thing we need amid life’s inherent imbalance is another attempt at a how-to formula for perfect balancea*equal parts work and life. In fact, he argues that such a holy grail does not exist. Instead, he has issued a more pragmatic formula he calls purposeful imbalance: the process of purposefully leaning toward work without sacrificing life and purposefully leaning toward life without damaging your career. It is precisely the way a tight-rope walker makes his way across a one-inch rope without falling.

    “I’ve always believed that when you’re at work, you should work hard, and when you’re at home, you should play hard. That’s easy to say, but for a lot of people it’s hard to do.

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  • 21st Century Keys To Employment


    This book is the result of 14 years working directly with people who have lost jobs, homes, financial freedom, and hope. “21st Century Keys to Employment” will guide you through the steps necessary to stand out from the competition to land that next job!

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  • 21st Century Keys To Employment


    This book is the result of 14 years working directly with people who have lost jobs, homes, financial freedom, and hope. “21st Century Keys to Employment” will guide you through the steps necessary to stand out from the competition to land that next job!

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  • Ripple Effect


    Writing Career Coach Press

    Consider your life as a series of ripples. The experiences in your life and your response to them have led you to exactly where you are now.

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  • Christian Teachers In Public Schools


    Working in the public school system can be a terrifying prospect for teachers, both veteran and rookie. And for a Christian working in the public schools, the waters in which he or she strives to teach, set a positive example, and ultimately be a witness for Christ in can become murky.

    Christian Teachers in the Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom strives to clear those waters up a bit. This collection of anecdotes, tips, practical insight, scriptures, and even legal resources will serve to inspire and enlighten educators, no matter what grade they teach. More importantly, it will show them practical ways in which they can shine the light of Christ within America s public schools.

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  • Money And Work (Student/Study Guide)


    Getting The Most Out Of Money And Work
    1. What Is My Time Worth? Ecclesiastes 3:1-14; 12:1-14
    2. Use Or Lose? Matthew 25:14-30
    3. Why Work? 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
    4. Trustworthy? Luke 16:1-15
    5. What’s Tempting About Power? Matthew 20:1-28
    6. How Much Is Enough? Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
    7. Does My Property Own Me? Luke 12:13-34
    8. How Much Is Too Much? 1 Timothy 6:3-10, 17-20
    9. Why Give? 1 Chronicles 29:1-20
    10. What If I Lose It All? Job 1:1-22; 19:17-27
    Leader’s Notes

    Additional Info
    Money and work: just the words themselves can cause anxiety. Mortgages, saving for retirement and bottom lines can easily overwhelm us to the point of despair. But God, who “gives us richly all things to enjoy,” wants his people to live in freedom, trusting him and learning to manage our gifts wisely and generously. By pointing to his trustworthiness and generosity, these studies can help you rest in the peace he offers.

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  • Courage And Calling Revised And Expanded


    1. Stewards Of Our Lives
    2. The Meaning Of Our Work
    3. Seeking Congruence
    4. Chapters In Our Lives
    5. As Unto The Lord
    6. Thinking Vocationally
    7. Four Callings
    8. Courage And Character
    9. The Capacity For Continuous Learning
    10. The Cross We Bear
    11. Working With And Within Organizations
    12. The Ordered Life

    Additional Info
    God calls us first to himself, to know and follow him, and also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call or “vocation” has implications not only for our work or occupation, but also includes our giftedness, our weaknesses, our life in community and what we do day to day. In this book Gordon Smith invites us to discover our vocation by listening to God and becoming coworkers with him.
    What is my calling?
    How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges?
    Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life?
    With competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced way of living?
    In the pages of this book, these questions and many more are addressed. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout. The first two chapters are expanded, with a new chapter on four specific areas of calling. Here is rich insight for all who long for the ears to hear and the courage to follow God’s call.

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  • Writing The Christian Nonfiction Book


    “There are three rules for writing a book,” a famous author once said. “Unfortunately, no one knows what they are!” To some extent, the process of writing a book is shrouded in mystery. Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract takes the confusion out of the writing and publishing process. Based on Dave Fessenden’s regular column in Cross & Quill magazine and the seminars he teaches at Christian writers’ conferences across the country, this book presents eight steps every author must take to be successfully published.

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  • How Successful People Think


    The perfect, compact listen for today’s fast-paced world, How Successful People Think (derived from Maxwell’s previous book, Thinking for a Change) will teach listeners the 11 secrets successful people know. Arranged in an easy-to-follow format, America’s leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, will teach listeners how to expand their thinking and achieve their dreams.

    The 11 keys to successful thinking include:
    Big-Picture Thinking – seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas
    Focused Thinking – removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential
    Creative Thinking – thinking in unique ways and making breakthroughs
    Shared Thinking – working with others to compound results
    Reflective Thinking – looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future.

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  • Driving The Career Highway


    As leaders of prestigious executive search firms and organizational consulting firms, Janice Reals Ellig and William J. Morin have decades of experience working with people who failed to see the signs of trouble in their careers-or to read them right. These two experts have distilled the twenty most compelling problems and situations that can cause a person to detour, stall, get lost, or crash and burn on their career highway.

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  • Acing The Interview


    At some point, most people have been caught off guard by tough interview questions. This book helps readers take charge of the situation! In Acing the Interview, the employment expert Dr. Phil called “the best of the best” gives job seekers candid advice for answering even the most unexpected questions, including: You really don’t have as much experience as we would like-why should we hire you? * How many hours in your previous jobs did you have to work each week to get everything done? * What do you consider most valuable-a high salary, job recognition, or advancement? The book also arms readers with questions to ask prospective employers that could prevent their making a big job mistake: What would you say are the worst parts of this job? * What are the major problems facing the company and this department? * Why aren’t you promoting from within? Taking readers through the entire process, from the initial interview to evaluating a job offer, and even into salary negotiation, Acing the Interview is a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners guide to interview success.

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  • Winning With People


    What’s the one characteristic needed for success in leadership? Effective CEOs, entrepreneurs, salespersons, and pastors will tell you it’s the ability to work with others. Maxwell shares 25 essential realtionship principles that will help you accomplish the most-professionally and personally. Some are intuitive, others may go against your instincts, but they’re all practical.

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  • Failing Forward : Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones For Success


    Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood?
    John Maxwell has the answer—the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

    Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.

    “I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway,” says Maxwell. “Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!”

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  • Red Grip


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    Ever wondered what is wrong with your workplace environment? Ever wanted to quit, or run away? This is the true story of a woman’s 30 year journey as a social worker/teacher, from her first job to her last, who, when faced with human, secular, and supernatural evil, has taken flight literally, figuratively, and spiritually, but always with her best companion, The Red Grip. “I’ve been fired, I’ve been told to leave.led to find the answers to mental illness, merely diseases of the damaged soul.I’ve been broke, bankrupt, has both enabled me, and simultaneously caused me.. to run from one side of the world to another.So many opposites, in the workplace, outside the workplace, but always seemingly related to it.”

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  • Balancing Work And Life


    Life is more like a marathon than a sprint. Here’s how to stay well conditioned.

    Bill Butterworth will make you laugh-and learn while you’re doing it! In the opening chapter of this powerful little book, Bill shares with you how, while running his rotund body in a nightmarish 440-yard dash, he learned a great lesson:
    Life is much more like a marathon than a sprint.

    The attitudes and actions that result in steady success over the long haul are what make for long-term satisfaction and achievement. To experience this for yourself, you need to understand how to deal with life’s inevitable challenges:
    *The “Hazies”-losing sight of long-term goals
    *The “Lazies”-lacking the self-discipline to bring life back into focus
    *The “Crazies”-allowing life to run out of control

    Each of these can be conquered by three “clarifying triangles:” setting clear priorities, learning the discipline of endurance, and reaching the finish line through skillful pacing. It all adds up to a succinct and inspiring guide to balancing excellence at work with fulfillment in all of life.

    Also look for the On-the-Fly-Guide to Building Successful Teams!

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  • On Writing Well (Anniversary)


    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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  • Jonah Factor : 13 Spiritual Steps To Finding The Job Of A Lifetime


    Extensively researched, The Jonah Factor provides a step-by-step approach to helping Christians discern what jobs, careers, and volunteer activities will provide the delight and fulfillment God intends. This unique and proven thirteen-step process utilizes a combination of spiritual discernment, an inventory of talents and abilities, and partnership with a church or congregation that culminates in a carefully considered leap of faith.

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  • Winning With People Workbook


    What kind of price would you put on good people skills? Ask the successful CEOs of major corporations, entrepreneurs, top salespeople, teachers, pastors, and parents what characteristic is most needed for success in leadership positions, and they’ll tell you– it’s the ability to work with people.

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  • Live Your Calling


    This practical and inspirational guide helps you identify and use your God-given gifts to find significance, direction, and joy in your life and work.A Based on years of counseling experience, Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck offer action-oriented tools to assess your unique design, create a Life Calling Map, discover God’s amazing purpose for your life, and develop an action plan to fulfill the mission that is yours alone.

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  • Gods Labor Practices


    SKU (ISBN): 9781594677007ISBN10: 159467700XSandra PowerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: October 2004Publisher: Xulon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Walk At Work


    Whether you work with your hands or your head, God wants your heart to be at work for Him. However, with all the confrontation, conflict, and frustration in the workplace, too often we leave God out of the equation. Amid the all-out pursuit of our hopes and dreams, we find ourselves wondering, How can my faith sustain me through challenges of work? How can I daily honor God on the job?

    The Walk at Work is a guidebook that combines daily inspirational readings with a seven-step plan for personal spiritual growth to answer those questions about faith at work. Whether you face difficult relationships, job anxiety, or office politics, Andria Hall will show you how to experience success by aligning your priorities with God’s. Through the down-to-earth, practical wisdom in these pages you will:

    * receive daily wisdom from God
    * discover the benefits of praying for others
    * learn how to carry out your God-given tasks in the workplace with integrity
    * unearth a new commitment to honor God in all that you do, say, and think
    * settle your mind and nurture your spirit through timely daily readings

    Excellent as a daily devotional or group study, The Walk at Work also includes a topical index of common work-related challenges, questions for further reflection, and recommendations for additional reading.

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  • RainCatcher : Help From Above For Christians In Sales


    “…Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches.” 2 Kings 3:16 Are you a Christian Entrepreneur? If so, would you spend 45 minutes to learn how to acquire the Creator’s help in your sales career? RainCatcher is a handbook for those of us who want to sell God’s way with God’s help. The book offers many guidelines for cooperating with the Lord in our attitudes, goals, prayer requests, and conduct. Each success principle is supported by Scripture and an illustration to present an easy-to-read reference for the conscientious Christian salesperson. You will learn to: RELY ON GOD’S ABILITIES RATHER THAN YOUR OWN. REFOCUS ON GOD’S PROVISION AND FAVOR. PREPARE FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS. RainCatcher teaches us to till the rich soil of our talents, fertilize our ideas, and welcome the rains of harvest. Do you want to reap bountifully? Then read RainCatcher, and be swept away by the rivers of God’s blessings. RainCatcher is a “catchy,” easy to read and timely primer on salesmanship. It keeps the salesperson focused on God and the customer, which is the right priority. -Archie Dunham CHAIRMAN, ConocoPhillips

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  • Marketplace Priest


    In Marketplace Priest, Frank Marinkovich, M.D. presents us two ways to conduct business. There is a way of a career versus the way of holy calling. A career is a self-chosen pursuit. It is based on something rational such as security, necessity, vacation, or parental desire. Maybe it satisfies your need for identity. A holy calling is a destiny that was birthed in the heart of God. A calling awakens you to the reality that your destiny started in eternity first in the mind and heart of God. Do you know God, and has God set you free? Then concurrent with that liberty is a mandate to set the culture free. This culture is the area that you are in: business, law, medicine, the arts, government, the trades, etc. It is of necessity that Scripture exhorts us to wake up. Liberation is our calling, cultural reform our mandate. The method starts with who you are. It starts with the nature of Christ, the Spirit of sonship. This book is a must read for all those involved in the marketplace as it will awaken you to God’s destiny, to bring transformation to you and to your sphere of influence. “If there ever was a timely book, this is one. Here is a medical doctor, Frank Marinkovich, cognizant of the concern of the Lord for our vocational calling. He writes in such a practical manner about the “how to” in taking truth out of the meeting place into the market place. In a very clear and definitive fashion we are challenged to see the workplace as an open door of ministry. It is rare today to find someone other than a church leader with such insights and convictions. This is a must read for every member of the body of Christ who desires to make a difference in the marketplace.” JAMES HAMMAN President, Foundations Ministries “As the Spirit of God continues to awaken and endorse those called to marketplace ministries, many new books will emerge. Some will be filled with inspiration and some simply with information. Frank Marinkovich has eclipsed them both; his book is filled with revelation, and the best part of it all is that he is living it out in his life and in his business.” DENNIS PEACOCKE President, Strategic Christian Services “Dr Frank Marinkovich is certainly qualified to speak about this very important subject. I have personally observed him as he has dealt with the issues of health and life purpose with many people, including my wife and I and many of our staff members. His insight into the marketplace and your purpose in life will encourage you and his passion

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  • Spiritual Dimensions Of Mental Health


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    Today’s health care workers are seldom taught about the spiritual aspects of mental health—other than to minimize or ignore them. But spiritual needs can play an important role in any illness. This series of essays will help all Christian health care workers learn how they can help people find complete health!

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  • Finding Time For The Timeless


    SKU (ISBN): 9781594730351ISBN10: 1594730350John McQuistonBinding: Cloth TextPublisher: Skylight Paths Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Being Gods Partner


    A book that will challenge people of every faith to reconcile the cares of their work and the strivings of their souls and restore the hidden link between them. By exploding our assumptions that work and spirituality are irreconcilable, Salkin explores how spirituality can enhance our 9-to-5 lives, offering us ways to smuggle religion into our workplace.

    Thought-provoking, practical, and exhilarating, Being God s Partner goes beyond just talking about the subject to give the reader specific actions to take right now to find greater meaning in their work, and see themselves continuing God s work in the world.

    1996 Award of Excellence, Body Mind Spirit Magazine

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  • Also A Mother


    As the twentieth century closes, the cry for equality between the sexes is provoking unprecedented conflicts between women and men in the workplace and in the family. Women of all colors and classes continue to carry out an enormous amount of indispenable, unrenumerated caring labor, which at once undergirds and is peripheral to human life, as men have defined it and therefore without value. Also a Mother protests this defined it, and therefore without value. Also a Mother protests this definition of work and value, and claims that beneath the everyday scuffles over gender roles and child care lies an essential religious crisis of work and love. Drawing on her situation as seminary professor and mother of three sons, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore argues that Christian ideals of mother self-sacrifice and fatherly hard work, as they have been interpreted by church tradition and promoted in society at large, not only fail the lives of many people today, but misrepresent both the intent of God’s creation and the promise of the gospel message itself. She asks: How might theological doctrines of love, self sacrifice, creation, procreation, vocation, and community better respond to women and men who want to work in fulfilling ways and to love in intimate relationships, including those that involve raising children?

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  • Called Or Collared


    Will help you discover your unique calling, whether as clergy or laity.

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