Shine

Author: Newsboys
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 0883688891
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When you think of the Newsboys, do you think rock and roll, gold records, concerts, and fame? Shine: Make Them Wonder What You’ve Got reveals the Newsboys in a way you have never seen them before--not just as performers but as Christians. Follow them as they travel through seasons of personal and spiritual growth, undergoing struggles that are common to all believers, experiencing faith-stretching circumstances, and seeking to live for Christ in an authentic way. Their spiritual journeys reflect a deep and growing faith that permeates their music while also transcending it. This new path challenges the limitations we’ve put on Christianity in our postmodern culture and seeks the essence of the Gospel. Shine will challenge and stretch your own spiritual expectations as you discover the dynamics of a living faith.

Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

Author: W. K. McNeil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135377073
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The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is the first comprehensive reference to cover this important American musical form. Coverage includes all aspects of both African-American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends.

Interior States

Author: Meghan O'Gieblyn
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385543840
Format: PDF
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"Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in the heart. A first-rate and riveting collection." --Lorrie Moore A fresh, acute, and even profound collection that centers around two core (and related) issues of American identity: faith, in general and the specific forms Christianity takes in particular; and the challenges of living in the Midwest when culture is felt to be elsewhere. What does it mean to be a believing Christian and a Midwesterner in an increasingly secular America where the cultural capital is retreating to both coasts? The critic and essayist Meghan O'Gieblyn was born into an evangelical family, attended the famed Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for a time before she had a crisis of belief, and still lives in the Midwest, aka "Flyover Country." She writes of her "existential dizziness, a sense that the rest of the world is moving while you remain still," and that rich sense of ambivalence and internal division inform the fifteen superbly thoughtful and ironic essays in this collection. The subjects of these essays range from the rebranding (as it were) of Hell in contemporary Christian culture ("Hell"), a theme park devoted to the concept of intelligent design ("Species of Origin"), the paradoxes of Christian Rock ("Sniffing Glue"), Henry Ford's reconstructed pioneer town of Greenfield Village and its mixed messages ("Midwest World"), and the strange convergences of Christian eschatology and the digital so-called Singularity ("Ghosts in the Cloud"). Meghan O'Gieblyn stands in relation to her native Midwest as Joan Didion stands in relation to California - which is to say a whole-hearted lover, albeit one riven with ambivalence at the same time.

Let It Shine

Author: Josephine Cox
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755384458
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As her past catches up with her, can she ever hope to restore happiness? Josephine Cox writes an enthralling saga in Let It Shine - a story of bad choices, family ties and second chances. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Dilly Court. Ada Williams once believed money and power would bring her happiness. But now she is all alone except for her greedy son Peter, who waits only for the day he will inherit her fortune. Ada, however, has a different plan altogether. A few miles away in Blackburn, the Bolton family may be poor - but the love they share means they can overcome almost any adversity. But no one could foresee the shocking events of Christmas night, 1932, which split the family asunder, leaving Larry crippled and the twins, Ellie and Betsy, in a foster home. Events that began many years ago, when Ada Williams was young and foolish... What readers are saying about Let It Shine: 'I bought this book last night and have not been able to put it down, just finished it and have gone through so many different emotions. First you're laughing, the next tears, the next anger. Then it happens all over again. Fantastic read' 'Brilliantly written, Josephine provides such an interesting cast of heroes and villains. This novel is Josephine at her best. She is able to make you care about the characters she writes about and keeps you guessing up until to the end'

Pink Sky at Night

Author: Sharon Morgan Tahaney
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438978634
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Pink Sky at Night Sailor's delight. Pink Sky in morning Sailors take warning. There are signs to predict bright skies. There is structure. There is a process. There is a focus. Together they create a "pink sky at night" forecast for a bright tomorrow. What are those signs, those actions? The answer lies in the "Pink Sky at Night" strategy. Just as the pink hue is the color that travels the longest distance from the sun, the actions in this strategy will go the distance for sustainable growth in your company. They're built on elevated leadership, bone-deep evolution and sales model synergy. And whether you're a corporate executive or field sales leader, you'll find here new insight and proven actions toward a bright new day in your business.

Shining and Shadow

Author: Albert Waldinger
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575911076
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Shining and Shadow is a translated anthology of Yiddish short fiction of the Lower East Side, the center of a vibrant Jewish (largely Russian Jewish) life. Waldinger's goal is to present both the past and present of a population forced by poverty and pogrom to leave its homeland, resettle in America, and adopt its ideals (and hopes) as well as its difficult urban realities, all while wrestling with the desire to preserve its cultural identity and system of beliefs and expectations.

The Better to Eat You

Author: Charlotte Armstrong
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049985599
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A professor becomes enchanted with a girl who carries a dangerous jinx History student Sarah Shepherd does not look like a killer. She is shy, but her writing so impresses Professor David Wakeley that he asks her to become his research assistant. Terrified, she begs him to stay away. For Sarah Shepherd is stalked by death, and the professor could be her next victim. For years, people close to her have died: an office colleague, a coworker’s mother, and Sarah’s husband, who dropped dead on their wedding day. David doesn’t believe her until a few days later, when his parked car rolls down a hill, seemingly under its own power, and kills a stranger. Something is tormenting this young girl, and David suspects it may be her family. To Sarah’s relatives, a group of old vaudevillians, deceit and even murder are second nature.

Off the Cuff

Author: Carson Kressley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101495588
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Joy to the World

Author: Olivia Cloud
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416543511
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"Is there an idea or a dream that is lingering in the back of your mind this Christmas season?" asks the Reverend Robert H. Schuller in Joy to the World: Inspirational Christmas Messages from America's Preachers. "Is there some long-lost hope that you just cannot forget? God often comes through these thoughts. It is God at work in you." "Track what we call our good fortune and we shall see God clearly in our lives," says the Reverend Gardner C. Taylor in his message. He asked the question "Did you ever sit among your family and, strangely, feel a thankfulness which made you somewhat shamefacedly brush a tear away? You heard the angels sing!" "Christmas is a time of establishing and celebrating many traditions," begins the Reverend Paula White in her reflection. This is but a sampling of dozens of messages on the true meaning of Christmas included in this first book to celebrate the spirituality of Christmas by bringing together a diverse collection of messages from Christian leaders from across the country. Contributors to this collection represent congregations from Hawaii to New York to Atlanta and all the regions surrounding and in between. These inspirational words are from men and women who minister to and console young and old from all walks of life and who reflect the range of ethnicities and Christian religious traditions that characterizes America today. This timeless treasure trove of inspiration and teaching has something for everyone and is the perfect gift for the season of giving. Joy to the World shares the spirit of Christmas throughout the year.