James for Kids

Author: Love God Greatly
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ISBN: 9781981915965
Format: PDF, ePub
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JamesLove God Greatly is wholeheartedly devoted to offering Scripture to women all over the world in their native language. And now, our beautiful community of women is able to study alongside their children and share God's Word with the younger generation through James for Kids."Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."James 1:22Even though James was Jesus' half-brother, he did not believe in Jesus as the Son of God until after Jesus' death and resurrection. After Jesus appeared to James and the disciples, James gave his life to Christ and began to love God with everything he had, from the inside out. His actions came from a deep love for God from within, not solely from a commitment to a set of rules. For four weeks, we will study God's Word written in a letter from James to God's people who were scattered all around the Mediterranean. He will teach us that truly believing in God will give us joy in hard times, love for all, care with our words, wisdom with money, humility, patience, peace, and prayer.Do you want the children in your life to grow in these characteristics? God wants them for the next generation too! This look into God's Word is uniquely crafted to engage children with practical examples which show what is means to live a Christian life. Invite the young ones in your life to learn from James because he was changed from knowing Jesus as his Lord and Savior. We hope this study of James will deepen your young one's love for God and that God's love for them will transform them from the inside out!James for Kids contains a simple plan of purposeful, focused time to learn what the Christian life looks like. For more encouragement for you and your child, join us at LoveGodGreatly.com where you will find further insights, community, and content to supplement your time in God's Word!LOVEGODGREATLY.COM

Against the Gods

Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470534532
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian

Ruth

Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Drawn in Bible Study
ISBN: 9781631467868
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bible study is an important spiritual discipline, but it can be intimidating and often difficult for newcomers. These four-session coloring Bible studies for adults are designed for group use and as outreach to new Christians and non-Christians. Incorporating coloring, the text of The Message, and a mix of study and reflection questions, the new Drawn In Bible Study series offers a unique on-ramp experience for those new to Bible study, and a refreshing holistic approach for seasoned Bible students. In Ruth: Discovering Your Place in God's Story, readers will get to know Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi--easily overlooked figures in the Bible who nevertheless play a critical role in the ancestry of Jesus. This study features pages for coloring, the earthy language of The Message, and questions that help you understand not just the text of the Bible but your own connection to Ruth's story.

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 1598560530
Format: PDF
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This compilation, taken from Jonathan Edwards's edited versions of David Brainerd's Diary and Journal, offers a highly readable account of the life and labors of David Brainerd, an early American missionary to the American Indians in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Jonathan Edwards was an American Puritan theologian, preacher, and prolific author. When Brainerd died at the age of 29, Edwards preached the funeral sermon and published the diary that David had kept.

Believe Kids Edition eBook

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Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310745861
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You know the story of the Bible, but do you know what it means? This kids’ edition of Believe teaches you the core beliefs, practices, and characteristics of Jesus-followers so that you can understand how to live out God’s story in your own life today. As you walk through the three big categories—beliefs, practices, and virtues—you’ll begin a journey that will take you closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. You’ll learn what the Bible has to say about everything from the nature of God and the identity of Jesus, to prayer, worship, and the fruit of the Spirit. Each big category is divided into ten topics to give you an up-close look at the important things God wants you to know. From bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe: Kids’ Edition will take you on a step-by-step tour through the Bible and show you how to think, act, and be more like Jesus.

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698165403
Format: PDF
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“Top-notch” —USA Today “Illuminating” —Washington Post “A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly “Memorable” —People By the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite! After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. From the Hardcover edition.

The End of Men

Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596929
Format: PDF, ePub
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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Author: E. Randolph Richards
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830863471
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty—that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself." Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

A Forest of Kings

Author: David Freidel
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780688112042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher:
ISBN: 6050465118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.