Going All In

Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310337887
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This powerful booklet, excerpted from All In tells us that the Gospel costs nothing, but demands everything. If Jesus is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all. It's all or nothing. It's now or never. It's time to ante up and go all in with God. No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. Batterson writes, “For many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”

Going All In

Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310337887
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This powerful booklet, excerpted from All In tells us that the Gospel costs nothing, but demands everything. If Jesus is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all. It's all or nothing. It's now or never. It's time to ante up and go all in with God. No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. Batterson writes, “For many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”

Going All in

Author: Alannah Lynne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988436961
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In GOING ALL IN, a good ol' Georgia boy teaches a Myrtle Beach princess how to get down and dirty... It's been two years since Callie Holden helped put her father in prison, and since then, she's learned a lot about life and herself. To Callie's surprise, she actually likes working and has discovered money is a tool to be used for good... or evil. She also realizes even though she's traveled the globe, she's never truly lived. She longs for adventure and to experience a wildly passionate romance. The last place she expects to realize her dreams is in the arms of the ever-surly man she's dubbed "The Beast." But when Callie and Wade Neumann are forced to work together, unexpected chemistry changes everything. In Wade's arms, Callie finds the excitement and passion she's been looking for, as well as a few other surprises. Wade Neumann has spent the last year burying the pain and humiliation of being left at the altar by a woman who used him as a novelty toy before settling down with someone more like herself--someone rich. He's lost himself in a stream of nameless females since then, but instead of the trysts helping him heal, he's only grown colder and more jaded. He hasn't moved on with his life. He's merely stuck going through the motions... until he meets Callie Holden, a woman who looks like his ex but is actually the opposite--sweet, compassionate, loyal, and most importantly, not wealthy. Or so he thinks. Because just as he starts to believe things with Callie are real and true, she gives him thirty million reasons to doubt all over again.

Going All the Way

Author: Dan Wakefield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504026209
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Two friends return home from the Korean War to find their world—and themselves—irrevocably altered in this novel hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as “gruesomely accurate and enchanting” and “wildly sexy” Willard “Sonny” Burns and Tom “Gunner” Casselman, Korean War vets and former classmates, reunite on the train ride home to Indianapolis. Despite their shared history, the two young men could not be more different: Sonny had been an introverted, bookish student, whereas Gunner had been the consummate Casanova and athlete—and a popular source of macho pride throughout the high school. Reunited by the pains of war, they go in search of finding love, rebuilding their lives, and shedding the repressive expectations of their families. As Sonny and Gunner seek their true passions, the stage is set for a wounded, gripping account of disillusionment and self-discovery as seen through the lens of the conservative Midwest in the summer of 1954. Rendered in honest prose, national bestseller Going All the Way expertly and astutely captures the joys and struggles of working-class Middle America, and the risks of challenging the status quo. Author Dan Wakefield crafts this enduring coming-of-age tale with fluidity, grace, and deep humanity.

Going All the Way

Author: Dan Wakefield
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253210906
Format: PDF
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Two friends come of age in Indianapolis at the close of the Korean War.

Going All in

Author: Amy Manemann
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546432715
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bright lights, big city... Tucker Williams always dreamed of being a big city lawyer and he's made that dream a reality in Atlanta. When he's called back to his hometown of Saddle Creek, TN, after his father suffers a mild stroke, the self-proclaimed workaholic only plans to stay as long as his momma needs him. But a chance encounter with his former high-school sweetheart shakes up his carefully laid plans. Small town, comfortable life... Family has always been important to Hadley James, and she's never regretted staying in Saddle Creek after graduation, even though it broke her heart to say goodbye to Tucker. Having her family-especially her three sisters-around has helped her turn her soap-making business downtown into a huge success. She hasn't had time for romance, focusing solely on her family and her store, yet when Tucker arrives back in town, he stirs up old feelings Hadley thought were long dead. Home is where the heart is... A trip down memory lane has Tucker rethinking his past choices and wondering if there's more to life than case files and bachelorhood. When Hadley admits she's kept her heart closed off all these years because Tucker is the only man she's ever loved, Tucker must decide if his future is in the big city or if he's coming home to Hadley's sweet embrace.

Going All In

Author: Thomas A. Kline
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Today, many small, private colleges and universities are facing significant financial challenges, and there have been growing concerns among many in the field about the sustainability of these institutions. The causes of these financial challenges are complex, including increased competition for students, changing student demographics, stagnant wages among families, and rising institutional costs. In response, many institutions are employing a strategy known as loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs). LRAPs were first made available to the broader sector of higher education in 2008 and remain relatively unstudied. To date, more than 100 institutions have used these programs in some form. This study focuses on institutions that have offered LRAPs to all incoming students, an approach known colloquially as going “all in.” Through a multiple case study analysis of Adrian College, Corban University, and Houghton College, this study seeks to answer the question: How have small, private institutions enhanced their strategic positions by going “all in” with LRAPs? The study employs Porter’s (1996) framework for strategy, which focuses on differentiation, namely through implementing a strategy in unique ways that are connected to the operations of the organization. The study also examines the contextual factors that led each institution to go “all in,” the challenges each institution experienced in implementing the program, and the outcomes realized. Additionally, the study outlines the history and evolution of LRAPs, the major players involved, and the details of the LRAPs. The study revealed that each institution approached implementing the strategy in different ways, some of which worked better than others. Strong presidential leadership proved to be a key factor in maximizing the program’s effectiveness by conveying trust to the public and ensuring the college’s activities and operations were congruous. Although many challenges arose during the program’s implementation, the most significant challenges were overcoming the public’s perception that the LRAP was a gimmick, conveying the terms and conditions of the program, and financing the program after the second year. Finally, the outcomes thus far seem generally positive: enrollment and retention rates increased; two institutions attracted significant publicity; and each institution established a new strategic position in the market.

All In

Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310341826
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author invites us to embrace God by going "all in" and placing all that we have into God's hands, which will mean getting much more than we ever sacrificed.

Cameron Nation

Author: David Carraturo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462006221
Format: PDF, ePub
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Frustrated with the current political climate self-made billionaire, Chris Cameron retires from a successful hedge fund to focus on philanthropic endeavors. With the notoriety received after he competes in the World Series of Poker to raise money for his newest charities, the Tea Party member is introduced to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. A driven, charismatic, and brilliant leader by nature, Cameron soon finds himself invited into the elite world of professional politics. When Chris is asked to be the running mate on the GOP ticket, he leaps at the opportunity. The duo is elected and with the assistance of a super-majority Republican-controlled Congress they quickly implement a far-reaching agenda to restore the United States to its rightful place atop the geopolitical stage. Cameron Nation tells the story of how a street smart kid from the suburbs of New York City leverages a deep understanding of economic theory, the business world and the capital markets combined with the savvy of an experienced poker player to provide overwhelming strategic support and gain the trust of the new president and the growing conservative movement.