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Grace Happens Here

By Max Lucado
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781400321223
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 178
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A wonderful message about God’s grace and how to apply it to every aspect of your life. Max Lucado looks at grace from all directions and reveals that no matter which way you look at it, God’s grace is always there, ready to do wonders in your life. This beautiful gift book is filled with powerful quotes, Scripture, and stories that will transform your heart and mind with a deeper understanding of God’s healing grace. The message gently and eloquently encourages you to accept completely His grace and forgiveness as well as extend the same blessing toward others. "When grace happens, generosity happens. Unsquashable, eye-popping big heartedness happens. Receiving grace today? Liberality is in the forecast for tomorrow. When you meet a bountiful person, you are standing where grace is happening."

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  • File Pdf: the-map-of-meaning.pdf

Book Summary:

This book introduces a "Map of Meaning" called the Holistic Development Model, which provides a clear, simple and profound framework of the dimensions and process of living and working meaningfully.Like all reliable maps this one has been carefully tested. It is based on over 15 years' research into the insights and practice of ordinary people. Although the authors borrow from the work of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists to provide evidence and context for their ideas, the main contribution of this book is that it describes how ordinary human beings wrestle with, and give answers to, the questions of "What is meaningful work and a meaningful life?" This innate human knowledge is captured in a practical model that makes understanding and working with issues of meaning clear and accessible to everyone.At an individual level this book helps people to define and stay in contact with what is most important to them as they grapple with the real problems of daily life and suggests how they can stay in charge of keeping the human search for meaning alive, especially in the face of the challenges that exist in organizational life. The authors recognize that in the current economic context a simple map of meaning is essential, precisely because organizational life has become so intensely directed towards a singular economic goal. They argue that it is vital that people have a simple and powerful way to reclaim the significance of meaning in their working lives.There are numerous studies that show conclusively that meaningful work, or its absence, influences some important outcomes in organizational life such as motivation, absenteeism, work behaviour, engagement, job satisfaction, empowerment, stress and performance. But people's humanity and search for meaning, so often compromised at work, is not something that can be mechanised by the latest self-help or managerial technique. It is not something that can be picked up and dropped as convenient. The authors argue that being human is not a fad. Being human is enduring and needs to be taken seriously. Creating meaningful work, therefore, leads to many desired organizational outcomes, but implementing it does require the courage to question some fundamental ways of thinking about business and the integrity to engage with the issues sincerely. At an organizational level this book offers many practical examples of how to build and maintain workplaces that are meaningful to people.The idea that there is a parallel between the meanings, decision-making dynamics and actions of individuals and organizations is central to the structure of this book. It therefore addresses meaning at both individual and organizational level and in the dynamic between them. This is neither a self-help book, nor an organizational systems book; its strength is that it draws together the aspirations of individuals with those of the organizations in which they work.At the same time, this is not a naïve book. One of the strengths of the Holistic Development Model is that it takes tensions, paradoxes and imperfections as a given. They are part of being human and they are part of organizations. The book is not only about the importance of living meaningfully, it is about how to do it. The book is full of stories of people who have worked with the model. They demonstrate the versatility of the model and how it helps them to analyse, speak to, plan around and respond to an enormous variety of everyday issues and situations. It is this resourcefulness the authors would like readers to get from this book and have at their fingertips.This book is primarily written for anyone, from a CEO to a blue-collar worker or consultant, who is interested in creating more meaning and purpose in work and organizations, and who would like to better understand how to get others on board. It is for those searching for ways to re-energize their roles or change their careers. It is for anyone who firmly believes that it must be possible to align our deeper life purposes with our daily actions in the workplace.

Grace and the Fever

By Zan Romanoff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 9781524720865
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 949
  • File Pdf: grace-and-the-fever.pdf

Book Summary:

Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty in this contemporary YA about what it means to be a fan—and what it means to be a friend—when your whole world is in flux. In middle school, everyone was a Fever Dream fan. Now, a few weeks after her high school graduation, Grace Thomas sometimes feels like the only one who never moved on. She can’t imagine what she’d do without the community of online fans that share her obsession. Or what her IRL friends would say if they ever found out about it. Then, one summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream’s world turns into an unlikely romance, and leads her to confront dark, complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom. From the author of A Song to Take the World Apart, Grace and the Fever is a heart-clutching reminder of what it’s like to fall in love—whether it’s with a boy or a boy band—and how difficult it is to figure out who you are after you’ve fallen out of love again. "Grace and The Fever crackles with sharp cultural commentary and deep emotional resonance." —Bitch Magazine "Grace and the Fever is a clear-eyed portrait of 'the girls of the internet' . . . a YA novel that does the fangirl justice."—The Verge "A wise, bittersweet coming-of-age story for the thinking fangirl." —Anna Breslaw, author of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here "Super addictive." —Goldy Moldavsky, New York Times bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band "A smart, warm, feminist ode to anyone who has ever been eighteen, made a mess of their own life, spent their late night hours on Tumblr, or loved a band so much it hurt." —Katie Coyle, author of Vivian Apple at the End of the World

Aquinas and the Supreme Court

By Eugene F. Rogers, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781118397176
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 556
  • File Pdf: aquinas-and-the-supreme-court.pdf

Book Summary:

This new work clarifies Aquinas’ concept of natural lawthrough his biblical commentaries, and explores its applications toU.S. constitutional law. The first time the use of Aquinas on the U.S. Supreme Court hasbeen explored in depth, and its applications tested through arigorous reading of the biblical commentaries Shows how key judgments in the Supreme Court have rested onmedieval natural law, and applies critical gender theory to discussproblems with these applications Offers new research data to give a different picture of Aquinasand natural law, and a fresh take on Aquinas’ biblicalcommentaries New research based on passages in the biblical commentariesnever before available in English

Picnic Plus 3: 4 Plays

By William Inge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 9780307829399
  • Pages : 72
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: picnic-plus-3.pdf

Book Summary:

“Inge reveals the powerful mysteries in our lives.”—Tennessee Williams Four plays by a quintessential twentieth-century playwright—Come Back, Little Sheba; Picnic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Bus Stop; and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs—with a foreword by the author. “This nice, well-bred next door neighbor, with the accent that belongs to no region except the region of good manners, has begun to uncover a world withing a world, and it is not the world that his welcome prepared you to meet, it's a secret world that exists behind the screen of neighborly decorum. And that's when and where you meet the talent of William Inge.”—Tennessee Williams “Inge has presented with astounding veracity the oppressive banality of the lives of his characters: the events of their lives have the nerve-tightening regularity of a dripping faucet. His female characters especially are engulfed by the bathos of their lives, and Inge capitalizes on this fact in order to heighten dramatically the moment of personal crisis which comes to each of them. In his four major successes—Come Back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop; and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs—the play carries the audience through the moment of crisis; and the final curtain falls upon a note of hope and fulfillment.”—R. Baird Shuman

The Map of Meaningful Work (2e)

By Marjolein Lips-Wiersma,Lani Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351252041
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: the-map-of-meaningful-work.pdf

Book Summary:

This book introduces the Map of Meaning which provides a clear, simple and profound framework of the dimensions and process of living and working meaningfully. The Map of Meaning is based on over 20 years' research into the insights and practice of ordinary people as they search for, lose and find meaning. Incorporating the ideas of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists, this book describes how human beings wrestle with, and answer, questions such as, "What gives my life and work meaning?", "How can I balance inspiration and reality and maintain positive momentum?" and "How do we integrate meaningfulness into our workplaces?". Innate human knowledge is captured in a practical model that makes understanding and working with issues of meaning clear and accessible to everyone. At an individual level this book helps people to define and stay in contact with what is most important to them as they grapple with the real problems of daily life. It shows how they can stay in charge of keeping the human search for meaning alive, especially in the face of the challenges that exist in organizational life. Because the dimensions of meaning are shared, the second half of the book focuses on how we can bring an awareness of what creates meaningful work into our thinking about the practice and design of organisations. The authors recognize that in the current economic context a simple, yet profound guide for humanity is essential, precisely because organizational life has become so intensely directed towards a singular economic goal. They argue that it is vital that people have an easy, powerful way to reclaim the significance of meaning in their working lives both individually and at a whole of organization level. Updated with new chapter material and case studies, this second edition offers profound insights for anyone who is interested in creating more meaning and purpose in work and organizations – from a CEO to a blue-collar worker or consultant. It is for those searching for ways to re-energize their roles or change their careers. It is for anyone who firmly believes that it must be possible to align our deeper life purposes with our daily actions in the workplace. It is for anyone who is committed to creating workplaces that support and enable the experience of work that feels worth doing.

Jesus

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781400214709
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: jesus.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you ever feel like Jesus couldn’t possibly know what you are going through? He’s the God of the universe after all! Does he really know your daily struggles? The good news is: he does. For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything you have ever felt: weakness, weariness, sadness, rejection. His feet got tired and his head ached. He was tempted and his strength was tested. And you know why? Because in becoming human, Jesus made it possible for us to see God. His tears, God’s tears. His voice, God’s voice. Want to know what matters to God? Find out what matters to Jesus. Want to know what in the world God is doing? Ponder the words and life of Jesus. For more than three decades, pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has shown us Jesus. In this capstone book, he takes us further on the journey to know the life and character of the Savior. This book describes both the person Jesus was on earth and how to live in a personal relationship with him and is divided into six sections: Immanuel Friend Teacher Miracle Worker Lamb of God Returning King By exploring Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as well as specific details like how he interacted with his friends and his enemies, what he did with time alone, how he acted at a party, this compilation from Max Lucado—now with original never-before-read content from Max—gives readers the chance to become more familiar with the man at the center of the greatest story ever told. Max writes “Don’t settle for a cursory glance or a superficial understanding. Look long into the heart of Christ and you’ll see it. Grace and life. Forgiveness of sin. The defeat of death. This is the hope he gives.” Jesus wants you to know him. As you read these pages, may the hero of all history talk to you personally, and may you find in him the answer to your deepest needs.

3:16

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781400235315
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: 3.pdf

Book Summary:

*Now with brand-new content added, one of Max Lucado’s all-time bestselling books is updated for a new generation!* Sometimes life appears to fall to pieces and can seem irreparable. We’ve all had our fair share of disappointments, loss, or hardships. But for every challenge there is a breathtaking promise: It’s going to be okay. How can we know? Because God so loved the world. In 3:16, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado encourages us to study closely the “Hope Diamond of the Bible”: John 3:16. Max says of his favorite verse, “Every time I recall these words, they are fresh and as stunning as my first encounter with them. The mind-bending awareness of God’s limitless love, his incalculable sacrifice, and the priceless teaching at the core. How can we not review it again and again? I want this generation, and all who come after, to look closely at the key promise of God and choose the gift beyond all gifts.” Throughout this updated and expanded edition of 3:16, Max will invite you to: Stand in awe of how deep, wide, long, and high God’s love is for you Understand more fully the living hope you have through Jesus’ death and resurrection Rest in the assurance that salvation is a gift from God, not something you can earn If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. John 3:16 invites you to know God’s love deeply and intimately. And once you accept God’s love, your life will never be the same. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. Let John 3:16 become the banner of your life, so much so that the message of God’s unending and unbending love overflows from you to others. Each copy of 3:16 also includes a 40-day devotional designed to help you draw closer to your loving Savior.

You Were Made for This Moment

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781400231805
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 951
  • File Pdf: you-were-made-for-this-moment.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you weary? Worn out by the bills that keep stacking, a virus that keeps raging, or a heart that keeps aching? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come! To be clear, you didn't ask for this struggle. You want to get past it. You don't know how much longer you can hold up. But what if God is with you in this difficult season? When life seems off the rails, remember this truth: the minute you bow your head to pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help. Queen Esther learned this truth firsthand. When confronted with a royal decree that would annihilate her people, she had to make some tough choices. Would she remain silent in the face of this challenge, or would she speak up? Would she blend in, or would she stand out? But after Esther spent three days in prayer and fasting, God gave her the courage to speak up. God used her to save the nation. And God can do the same with you. In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you: put your hope in the God of grand reversals, trusting that God will right every wrong cultivate courage for your challenging times by leaning on the God who redeems and restores discover your role in God's story by exploring how God can use your experiences and circumstances to join him in his holy work God never promised us a life without trials, but he does promise to be with us as we walk through them. Trust that he can redeem your struggles for a mighty purpose. You, friend, were made for this moment.

Begin Again

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781400226498
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 978
  • File Pdf: begin-again.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment? Could you use a new beginning or a redo? If so, take heart. The oh-so-welcome news of the Scripture is this: Our God is a God of fresh starts. In Begin Again, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado combines his heartwarming stories and timeless biblical teachings with new insights and perspectives. Packed with encouragement, Begin Again will reassure you that Jesus is the author of new beginnings, no matter what sorrows or struggles you’ve faced. Each copy of Begin Again also includes a series of thoughtful, comprehensive reflection questions designed to go along with every chapter, giving you a chance to dive even deeper into the ways God promises to make all things new. Max will prepare you for the journey ahead by helping you: Trust that God fights for you, even on your darkest days Rely on God's unconditional love and protection Ground yourself in his everlasting promises Hold on to enduring hope found in faith Make a difference in your community by influencing the lives of others Set your sights on your eternal home in heaven This timely compilation—which also includes original content from Max—will provide you with the hope and encouragement you need to take the first step into your new beginning, whatever it may hold. No matter what heartache or hardship you’ve endured, you can take comfort in knowing that it’s never too late to Begin Again.

Start with Prayer

By Max Lucado
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781401606466
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 582
  • File Pdf: start-with-prayer.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you find it difficult to turn to prayer when you need it most? Do you have trouble finding the words to capture exactly how you’re feeling? Start with Prayer, by pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, will give you the tools you need to feel more comfortable when you communicate with God. When struggles and anxieties come up in our lives, we invite God into our world, watching our fears surface and then depart. But how do we help prayer become a tried-and-true practice in our daily lives? Finding the right words to pray can be challenging, but Max is here to help. Whether you’re learning to pray for the first time or you’re hoping to reinvigorate your prayer life, Start with Prayer will change the way you think about your relationship with God. Pairing timeless scripture with thoughtful prayers, Start with Prayer is a special collection of 250 prayers that will help you develop the strength and hope you need to turn to prayer first in any situation you're facing. Adapted from Max’s series of Pocket Prayers with brand new prayers added, Start with Prayer is divided into categories designed to foster prayers that impact every aspect of life, including prayers centered around: Clarity and creativity Healing and safety Inspiration and encouragement Preservation and endurance Wisdom and leadership Start with Prayer is a trustworthy resource that you can turn to no matter what season of life you’re in right now, reminding you that starting with prayer is always the right answer.