Heroes Among Us

Author: Jim Ryun
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768496292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We live in a world where rock superstars, athletes, celebrities, and successful business people are paraded across the big screen and featured on the news as though beauty and fame and money and power made them modern-day heroes. We seem to have lost sight of what a real hero is. Yet America needs true heroes now more than ever. Not Supermen with super hero powers, but real men and women of character who will stand up and with conviction, make right and often hard choices in every circumstance. People who show us what it is to be good, to be brave, to be guided by conscience and character. Men and women who are examples, whose courage shows us the way we should go. Congressman Jim Ryun has provided a wealth of stories of quiet historical heroes who have, for the most part, been ignored by popular culture and nearly lost in the mist of the past. This book is not about popular heroes or cultural icons such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. These heroes were common people who stood firm in the face of tyranny, to give their lives for others, and to right the wrongs of social injustice. Their stories will inspire you to rise up to slay the dragons of your world.

Ministry Makeover

Author: Rosario Picardo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162564650X
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Ministry Makeover examines the decline within the church, especially the United Methodist Church (UMC), and some causes for this decline. It calls for a reforming of United Methodist structure and polity by drawing more attention to the value of the bi-vocational model of ministry and a re-visitation of the Wesleyan/United Brethren view and historical perspective. This book establishes a solid theological foundation upon which to build this shift and it goes a step beyond typical ecclesiology (the study of the church) to identify Trinitarian theology as the basis for the practice of the church. In turn, this text reveals bi-vocational ministry and support of new congregations as not only a viable option, but also arguably the model towards which the church is heading. These insights will transform the church and lead to more effective church ministry with respect to resources, structure, and reach in a post-Christendom world context. Picardo uses Embrace Church (Lexington, KY) as a case study, and incorporates his experiences into this text in order to show how these implications have played out in a true bi-vocational, church-plant context.

The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional

Author: Brenda Pace
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496415507
Format: PDF, Docs
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The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional will encourage those of us staying behind to pray for those who are taking a stand for our freedoms. During a time of war and election of a new president, The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional meets a large need in our society. So many people are affected by the absence of those who leave home and serve in distant lands. Those who are left behind often struggle to find contentment and hope. This devotional will not only meet the needs of those individuals but will also encourage all Americans to take a stand by praying for our country and the men and women serving overseas.

Unshackling America

Author: Willard Sterne Randall
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250111846
Format: PDF
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Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Williard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade. Neither Jefferson nor any other Founding Father could divine that the Revolutionary Period of 1763 to 1783 had concluded only one part, the first phase of their ordeal. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War halted overt combat but had achieved only partial political autonomy from Britain. By not guaranteeing American economic independence and agency, Britain continued to deny American sovereignty. Randall details the fifty years and persistent attempts by the British to control American trade waters, but he also shows how, despite the outrageous restrictions, the United States asserted the doctrine of neutral rights and developed the world’s second largest merchant fleet as it absorbed the French Caribbean trade. American ships carrying trade increased five-fold between 1790 and 1800, its tonnage nearly doubling again between 1800 and 1812, ultimately making the United States the world’s largest independent maritime power.

Never Walk Away

Author: Crawford W. Loritts Jr.
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575676845
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Do you have what it takes to be a great dad? You don't have to be a number-one athlete, the president of your company, or even the funniest bed-time-story-teller. No special skills are required. You have everything you need to be the best dad: the knowledge of what is right and the conviction to act upon that understanding. What you do and say will leave lasting impressions about character, integrity, and faith upon your children. Don't you want that impression to be a good one? Crawford Loritts' godly father was a source of family solidarity and a blessing to his children. Learn from his example how one ordinary man can exhibit an extraordinary, timeless love that fosters intimate, lasting father-child relationships. Become your child's strongest ally, mentor, inspiration, and friend. Each husband and father has the means to powerfully shape his family's future. By your example, you can instill in your children a standard for love that endures. Discover how you can exhibit faithfulness that will have a far-reaching impact on your kids and future generations in Never Walk Away.

The Friendships of Women

Author: Dee Brestin
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434765765
Format: PDF, ePub
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In The Friendships of Women, Dee Brestin encourages you to listen to your need for friendships and to find and strengthen those relationships. Relying on key biblical stories, Dee explores what the story of Ruth teaches us about "rapport talk," how Luke celebrates the power of women's intuition, and what we can learn about avoiding unhealthy dependency from one of the most significant friendships in the Old Testament. With a passion borne from an intense belief in the power of friendship, Dee guides your relationships to new levels of intimacy and trust. Engaging, honest, and deeply personal, The Friendships of Women will inspire you to see your desire for friendship not as a burden but as a gift.

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes

Author: Lisa McKay
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434700841
Format: PDF
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When most women think of a pastor's wife, certain images come to mind: either a woman who's so holy she doesn't seem human, or someone sentenced to a life without fun, fashion, or friends. You will feel an instant sisterhood with Lisa, a senior pastor's wife happily serving in the trenches. She understands the challenges of a life lived before a congregation, from finding friends and coping with criticism to saying goodbye and starting all over again. Through Lisa's engaging style and fresh perspective, you'll be encouraged to fully embrace being "married to the ministry"!

The Top Ten Leadership Commandments

Author: Hans Finzel
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on the life and legacy of Moses, Hans presents ten scriptural principles that can revolutionize your business, your ministry, even your life. The life of Moses provides a master study on what it means to be an effective leader. Consider his pedigree: Answered the call to do something beyond his means; stood his ground before kings; led millions of people on a journey across rivers and through deserts. Moses did this all with a dogged persistence that would not give up. You will discover a dynamic, effective tool for developing leadership skills, all built on the solid foundation of God’s word.

Walking on the Ceiling

Author: Susan Murray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781542601184
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After years of financial hardship, 2006 promised to be a year filled with travel and adventure for the Murray family until the unthinkable happened. This intimate, candid portrayal of a family struck by pediatric brain cancer describes their remarkable journey to health, wholeness and happiness.