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Effective Apology

Effective Apology

Author: John Kador

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605091396

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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From Jessie Jackson to Eliot Spitzer, JetBlue to John Edwards, the news is filled with public apologies - some effective and some not so. At some point everyone needs to make an effective apology. Effective Apology is a survival guide for all of us who find a need to apologize in our business or professional work, either for ourselves or for our organizations. The news is flooded with stories of people apologizing. But we dont need more apologies, says author John Kadorwe need better ones. Too many people miss tapping into the transformative power of apology to restore strained relationships, create possibilities for growth, and generate better outcomes for all. Kador uses over seventy examples of good and bad apologies, drawn from the news, popular culture, and our own experiences, to show how to make apology work in the real worldwhen and how to apologize, in what medium, and how to make it stick.

Whole Language Teaching, Whole-hearted Practice

Whole Language Teaching, Whole-hearted Practice

Author: Monica Taylor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820463108

Category: Education

Page: 219

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This seminal collection brings together the multiple perspectives of whole language educators over the course of the past thirty-five years. The essays illustrate the complex ways in which whole language teachers have been and continue to be political activists through their interactions with students; the teachers' beliefs about teaching, learning, and curriculum; their commitment to critical thinking and social justice; their collaborative engagements with other teachers; their role as leaders of change in schools and communities; and, finally, their activism in society. Although many believe that we are living in a climate where the term «whole language» is considered taboo, the contributors to this book demonstrate hopefulness for the future of whole language: as Yetta and Ken Goodman write in the concluding chapter, «whole language is alive and well.»

Unshakeable

Unshakeable

Author: Christine Caine

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310090885

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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God is bigger than your current story. Bigger than fear or shame or that voice in your head that whispers that you are not enough, too broken, or too flawed. Join Him in a closer relationship--one rooted in truth and Unshakeable. In this daily devotional Christine Caine encourages you to find confidence to live as the person God created you to be. Unshakeable is a great 365-day devotional, if you want to: Learn from inspiring personal stories and powerful scripture that will equip you to live boldly and courageously Discover how to fully trust our faithful God Be inspired to activate living your life on mission Everything in our world that can be shaken will be shaken. And yet, the Bible assures us it doesn't matter what happens politically, morally, socially, or economically in the world around us if we have Christ in us--if we have the kingdom of God within us--because His kingdom is Unshakeable.

Why Kierkegaard Matters

Why Kierkegaard Matters

Author: Marc Alan Jolley

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881462128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Monographs on philosophers multiply daily but on occasion the question of why a particular philosopher matters. If we stop thinking about them by asking why, then will they cease to exist? When Mercer University Press opened its doors more than thirty years ago, it committed itself to religious studies in general, and to several thinkers. One of those was Soslash;ren Kierkegaard. Now, as the Press concludes a major publishing event with the completion of the International Kierkegaard Commentary, it seeks to honor the only series editor it has known: Robert Perkins. The method of this honor is by asking Why Kierkegaard Matters. The leading Kierkegaard scholars have contributed essays that range from the very personal and memoir-esque to the academic and analytical. As a result, this festshcrift is not only a book to honor an extraordinary editor, but is in it's own right a major contribution to the assessment of the importance of Kierkegaard. Written with the general reader in mind, this collection will prove useful by both scholar and student, and will lead the general reader to encounter one of the most original Christian philosophers in the history of the world.

The Half-Life of Happiness

The Half-Life of Happiness

Author: John Casey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101971284

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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From the winner of the 1989 National Book Award (for Spartina), a major new novel--wise, sad, and richly comic--about the meltdown of a marriage against the backdrop of a gloriously awful congressional campaign. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978: Mike is a successful forty-something lawyer, a onetime congressional staffer who's had it with Washington; Joss, his wife, is a filmmaker. They're Virginia liberals with a clan of close-knit friends--a bright, edgy, flirty, games-playing group, spinning like a Catherine wheel around Mike and Joss. But the sparks that fly between the two are getting hotter and more dangerous, as Joss' restlessness turns to impatience and then anger. When one of the group introduces them all to the woman he wants to marry, things suddenly explode--this new arrival and Joss fall passionately in love, and their whole world careens out of control. What ensues is tragicomedy, as Mike tries to allay his rage and misery by letting himself get sucked into a trial run for a seat in Congress. He wants to be a hero to someone; instead he becomes the unwitting star of a political farce. Meantime, Joss is struggling with her new life, and their two young daughters (who form a lovingly unmerciful Greek chorus commenting on the action) have to navigate a turmoil in which one parent is a public joke and the other a private scandal. Rarely has the undoing of love been chronicled with such large-hearted humanity.

The Passionate Muse

The Passionate Muse

Author: Keith Oatley

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199767632

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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A hybrid book that alternates sections of an original short story, "One Another", with chapters that illuminate how emotion and fiction interact.

Every Man's Bible NIV, Deluxe Heritage Edition, Tutone

Every Man's Bible NIV, Deluxe Heritage Edition, Tutone

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ISBN: 9781496433558

Category: Bibles

Page: 1776

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The Bible for every battle every man faces! This is a man's type of Bible--straight talk about the challenges of life. Every Man's Bible has thousands of notes on topics from work, sex, and competition to integrity and more and trusted advice from the pros, just for men. Every Man's Bible is written by the best-selling author of the Every Man's series, Steve Arterburn. Features: New International Version text Book introductions and 44 charts Study Notes Help you gain a better perspective on a particular verse or passage Men, Women, and God--This feature focuses on two of the most important relationships in every man's life: his relationship with God and his relationships with women Someone You Should Know--Profiles of men in the Bible and what their lives can teach us about the importance of faith in our own lives What the Bible Says About--Gives insight into the Bible's vital message on all kinds of topics for daily living Perspectives--Glean bits of information from great men who have lived through many of the same issues and struggles that you face Personal Gold--Sound advice from the pros: Henry Blackaby, Stuart Briscoe, Tony Evans, David Jeremiah, Gordon MacDonald, Bill McCartney, J. I. Packer, Joseph Stowell, and Chuck Swindoll

The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching

The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching

Author: Matthew D. Kim

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493429226

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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Haddon Robinson's widely used and influential text, Biblical Preaching, has influenced generations of students and preachers. In The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching, trusted leading evangelical homileticians, teachers of preaching, and experienced pastors demonstrate that Robinson's "big idea" approach to expository preaching still works in today's diverse cultures and fast-paced world. This accessible resource offers an insider's view on figuring out the big idea of each book of the Bible, helping preachers and teachers check their interpretation of particular biblical books and passages. The contributors offer tips on how to divide each book of the Bible into preaching and teaching passages, guidance on difficult passages and verses, cultural perspectives for faithful application, and suggested resources for interpreting, preaching, and teaching. Pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, small groups, and college and seminary students and professors will find a wealth of valuable information in this resource.

The Pleasure of Loving God

The Pleasure of Loving God

Author: Mike Bickle

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781599796413

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Here’s an ultimate portrait of a loving Father, one to whom we can come for a fresh supply of truth and beauty, day by day. In the process, we’ll awaken a fervent devotion to our heavenly Lord. As we employ the Great Commission in our daily lives, we also discover the joy and pleasure of being a vehicle through whom Christ’s own prayers are lived out in the world. Prepare to encounter: God--His awesome, loving presence in your daily life God’s Power--His active, supernatural role in your daily life Your True Identity in God--His view of you A Fresh Awakening and Understanding of God’s Majesty--His plans to bring you to new heights of joy and peace that you never thought possible The Pleasures of Loving God is a call to accept God’s all-encompassing love for you, something that is already yours, not anything that you have to earn or win.

Visions of Awakening Space and Time

Visions of Awakening Space and Time

Author: Taigen Dan Leighton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199886470

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei D?gen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese S?t? Zen tradition, which currently enjoys increasing popularity in the West. The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about bodhisattvas (enlightening beings) who emerge from under the earth to preserve and expound the Lotus teaching in the distant future. The story reveals that the Buddha only appears to pass away, but actually has been practicing, and will continue to do so, over an inconceivably long life span. Leighton traces commentaries on the Lotus Sutra from a range of key East Asian Buddhist thinkers, including Daosheng, Zhiyi, Zhanran, Saigyo, My?e, Nichiren, Hakuin, and Ry?kan. But his main focus is Eihei D?gen, the 13th century Japanese S?t? Zen founder who imported Zen from China, and whose profuse, provocative, and poetic writings are important to the modern expansion of Buddhism to the West. D?gen's use of this sutra expresses the critical role of Mahayana vision and imagination as the context of Zen teaching, and his interpretations of this story furthermore reveal his dynamic worldview of the earth, space, and time themselves as vital agents of spiritual awakening. Leighton argues that D?gen uses the images and metaphors in this story to express his own religious worldview, in which earth, space, and time are lively agents in the bodhisattva project. Broader awareness of D?gen's worldview and its implications, says Leighton, can illuminate the possibilities for contemporary approaches to primary Mahayana concepts and practices.