The Art of Neighboring Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Art of Neighboring

  • Author : Jay Pathak
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441238474

The Art of Neighboring Excerpt :

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.

The Art of Neighboring Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Art of Neighboring

  • Author : Jay Pathak
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 080101459X

The Art of Neighboring Excerpt :

Drawing on the success of their own church campaign, two pastors help readers learn to value, respect, and care for the people who live in their neighborhoods.

The Neighboring Church Book

The Neighboring Church

  • Author : Brian Mavis
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718077266

The Neighboring Church Excerpt :

New Leadership network title, to be filled in at a later date by editor.

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco Book

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco

  • Author : Richard Striner
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421411620

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco Excerpt :

Art Deco buildings still lift their modernist principles and streamlined chrome into the skies of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Second Place Winner of the Design and Effectiveness Award of the Washington Publishers The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time since one of its first appearances in the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. Reflecting the confidence of modern mentality—streamlined, chrome, and glossy black—along with simple elegance, sharp lines, and cosmopolitan aspirations, Art Deco carried surprises, juxtaposing designs growing out of speed (racecars and airplanes) with ancient Egyptian and Mexican details, visual references to Russian ballet, and allusions to Asian art. While most often associated with such masterworks as New York’s Chrysler Building, Art Deco is evident in the architecture of many U.S. cities, including Washington and Baltimore. By updating the findings of two regional studies from the 1980s with new research, Richard Striner and Melissa Blair explore the most significant Art Deco buildings still standing and mourn those that have been lost. This comparative study illuminates contrasts between the white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city, while noting such striking commonalities as the regional patterns of Baltimore’s John Jacob Zinc, who designed Art Deco cinemas in both cities. Uneven preservation efforts have allowed significant losses, but surviving examples of Art Deco architecture include the Bank of America building in Baltimore (now better known as 10 Light Street) and the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington. Although possibly less glamorous or flamboyant than exemplars in New York or Miami, the authors find these structures—along with apartment houses and government buildings—typical of the Deco architecture found throughout the United States and well worth preserving. Demonstrating h

The Life You Long For Book

The Life You Long For

  • Author : Christy Nockels
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593192542

The Life You Long For Excerpt :

A beautiful invitation to discover your place in God's heart and let him set the pace for your life—from a wife and mother, singer-songwriter, and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering “Christy Nockels is a gentle, strong voice shepherding us into a fuller life with Jesus at the very center. This book will restore your weary soul.”—Jennie Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering Christy Nockels knows firsthand how easily our desire to serve God—even when using the gifts He has given us—can overshadow our delight in simply being with Him. When God called her to lay down her ministry for a season, Christy was forced to confront how her sense of purpose and worth had become tangled up in her work. God then lovingly invited her to discover true rest in His presence as she learned to live as the Beloved. In The Life You Long For, Christy shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our identity in the quiet center of God’s love. As we delight in being with Him, we are filled to overflowing with contentment and love that propel us into an entirely new way of being, one in which every act of service and every encounter with the people around us arise from a heart at rest. With irresistible warmth and grace, this book calls you to step fully into the life you didn’t even realize you’ve been seeking, as you find your highest calling not in a duty to uphold but in a beautiful identity to live out.

The Art of War Book

The Art of War

  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390960033

The Art of War Excerpt :

The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

The Art of Shallow Neighboring Book

The Art of Shallow Neighboring

  • Author : Thomas Murosky, Ph.d.
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1976226511

The Art of Shallow Neighboring Excerpt :

When Jesus was asked to sum up the whole huge leather Bible into one simple phrase, he actually gave us two commandments. But modern evangelicals have short attention spans and only heard that we should love our neighbor. Christians everywhere have bought ineffective refrigerator magnets and bumper stickers, but in this book, we will give you better stickers and magnets because we finally found the perfect formula to honor God through block parties! What would happen if every follower of Jesus twisted the Great Commandment into only loving our neighbors? Is it possible we can create world peace by ignoring that whole subjective 'loving God' part and throwing a block party instead? This book was penned in response to the sheer number of Christian books and organizations casting aside true Biblical study and discipleship for trendy business practices and scriptural misinterpretations. While this book is intended to be a Christian comedy and parody, there is nothing funny about the way modern evangelicalism is treating the Bible. Hopefully this book will help people everywhere realize we need to stop looking for the shortcuts to God, and instead set down our digital devices, pull out that old dusty Bible, and begin true and deep study. I implore small groups to put aside video curricula and appoint a wise teacher of the Bible to teach, and for Churches to truly place the Bible above trendy business practices. Let us repent and return to God as they did in the time of Ezra, the priest.

Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories Book

Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories

  • Author : Eric Hultén
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 1050
  • ISBN 10 : 0804706433

Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories Excerpt :

This monumental work by the world's preeminent authority on Arctic floras--the first comprehensive, up-to-date botanic manual for this region--is the product of the author's more than forty years of study of circumpolar floras. The book describes and illustrates all flowering plants and vascular cryptograms known to occur in Alaska, the Yukon, the Mackenzie District, and the eastern extremity of Siberia. Some 1,974 taxa, belonging to 1,559 species, occur in this region; all are described. For 1,735 of these, the book provides detailed description, nomenclature, plant drawing, and range maps. In each case, one map gives distribution in the Alaskan region; a second, on circumpolar projection, gives worldwide range. This volume is the first major flora to assemble such comprehensive range data and to provide such maps. An analytic key to all species described is provided for each genus, and there is an artificial key to families. An Introduction describes the past and present climatic, geologic, and ecologic character of the regions covered, the history of botanical collection in these regions, and the book's treatment of botanical and taxonomic details; and lists the plants of neighboring regions likely to occur. Glossary, plant authors' list, bibliography, and indexes are provided. The superb drawings were prepared by Dagny Tande-Lid, and eight pages of illustration in color are included.

Neighboring Faiths Book

Neighboring Faiths

  • Author : David Nirenberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226169095

Neighboring Faiths Excerpt :

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today. There have been countless scripture-based studies of the three “religions of the book,” but Nirenberg goes beyond those to pay close attention to how the three religious neighbors loved, tolerated, massacred, and expelled each other—all in the name of God—in periods and places both long ago and far away. Nirenberg argues that the three religions need to be studied in terms of how each affected the development of the others over time, their proximity of religious and philosophical thought as well as their overlapping geographies, and how the three “neighbors” define—and continue to define—themselves and their place in terms of one another. From dangerous attractions leading to interfaith marriage; to interreligious conflicts leading to segregation, violence, and sometimes extermination; to strategies for bridging the interfaith gap through language, vocabulary, and poetry, Nirenberg aims to understand the intertwined past of the three faiths as a way for their heirs to produce the future—together.

The Church Planting Wife Book
Score: 5
From 32 Ratings

The Church Planting Wife

  • Author : Christine Hoover
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-01-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802484116

The Church Planting Wife Excerpt :

"Nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband’s calling." Christine Hoover’s words in the first chapter describe so well the life of a church planter’s wife, which is enormously difficult yet extraordinarily rewarding. To be married to a church planter is a calling of its own with a richness of its own. In The Church Planting Wife, Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teaching what it means to have heart prepared for this unique ministry. She knows the challenges: A church planter's wife must develop a job description, be a wise helper to her husband, develop friendships within the church and community, deal with stress and discouragement, handle wounds, and more. Christine speaks candidly about these challenges while urging readers to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus. Spread throughout these pages are stories and interviews from church planting wives. Christine Hoover empathetically and pointedly builds from these testimonies to uplift the reader and offer lessons of hope in the midst of a challenging ministry.

DiscipleShift Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Jim Putman
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310492634

DiscipleShift Excerpt :

Question: What is the God-given purpose of the local church? Answer: Relational discipleship. DiscipleShift walks you through five key "shifts" that churches must make to refocus on the fundamental biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities. Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. While many of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciples—helping people to trust and follow Jesus—is the church's God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationships with non-believers. Through biblical and professional insights, Jim Putman and Bobby Harrington discuss the transformational effectiveness of making disciples and just how to do so, in practical terms. You’ll learn: The specific roles of a disciple-making pastor. The components of person-to-person discipleship. How each ministry in your church leads to discipleship. How to implement discipleship in your church. Disciple-making leaders will not produce perfect churches, but they will create effective churches.

Who Needs Christmas Study Guide Book

Who Needs Christmas Study Guide

  • Author : Andy Stanley
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310121084

Who Needs Christmas Study Guide Excerpt :

Rediscover the improbable story of Christmas. Four thousand years ago, God promised he would do something through the bloodline of Abraham. Two thousand years later, Jesus was born. And two thousand years after that, we’re still talking about it. Why? The story of Jesus’ birth was not what anyone expected: a baby . . . born in the armpit of the Mediterranean . . . to save us from sins that no one thought we needed saving from. This Christmas season, join Andy Stanley as he unpacks why the improbability of the Christmas story is what makes it so believable. No one could have or would have made it up. The Who Needs Christmas Study Guide includes session overviews, video teaching notes, discussion questions, personal reflection material, and a leader’s guide. Sessions include: The Story Behind the Story The Author of Life The Message of Christmas Ready or Not . . . He Is Coming Designed for use with the Who Needs Christmas / Why Easter Matters Video Study (9780310121121), sold separately. Streaming video also available.

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations Book

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations

  • Author : Mary Schaller
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Apologetics
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496405760

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations Excerpt :

Love God, love people. Could evangelism really be that simple? Often, it doesn't seem so. It can feel scary, awkward, and uncomfortable as we try to navigate loaded questions and different perspectives. Even the most faithful of believers sometimes get stumped. But can you imagine if we, as Christians, simply spent time with people who are far from God and provided a safe place to talk about spiritual matters? If we listened to them and discovered what was really important to them? After all . . . it's what Jesus did. And it's what you can do too. Drawing straight from the life and ministry of Jesus, The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations offers simple practices to help you build relationships with people who believe differently. Anyone who has read and appreciated Becoming a Contagious Christian or Just Walk across the Room won't want to miss this book on creating a safe space to have natural, loving, and spiritual conversations with others.

God at Work Book

God at Work

  • Author : Ken Costa
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718087678

God at Work Excerpt :

God calls us to the work we are doing. He’s interested not only in what we do, but how we do it. Yet, finding purpose at work is one of the greatest challenges of our world today. Does my work matter to God? Is ambition good? How do I deal with failure? How do I make difficult decisions? Ken Costa shares his practical insights and experience gained from more than forty years working in finance. This timeless message, that there is space for faith at work, will truly inspire you to live each day with purpose.

The Smart Stepfamily Book
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings

The Smart Stepfamily

  • Author : Ron L. Deal
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441264206

The Smart Stepfamily Excerpt :

Discover the Keys to a Healthy Stepfamily Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to · Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships · Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse · Handle stepfamily finances confidently · "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with even more real-world advice on topics such as stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.