Today s pastors often expected to be multitasking marvels who can make their churches "successful" are understandably confused about their role. Craig Barnes contends that the true calling of a pastor is to assist others in becoming fully alive in Christ to be a "minor poet." The pastor absorbs the wisdom of major poets the biblical poets as well as the church s theological poets and distills its essence for parishioners. / The Pastor as Minor Poet calls pastors to continually search for a deeper, truer understanding of what they see both in the text of Scripture and in the text of their parishioners' lives. Discerning the subtexts beneath these texts reveals the core truths that allow pastors to preach the heart of the Word and to understand the hearts of the people to whom they minister. Written with a seasoned pastor s depth of understanding and a poet's sensibility and sensitivity, this book will minister to and inspire pastors everywhere.
This remarkable collection of essays spans more than twenty-five years as president of Mercer University. As such, they form a corpus of thought by a university president who believes that the university can and does have a role in shaping culture and society, and is a leading factor in the architecture of our future.
The Nana and Me Series of books offers simple ways to teach children and to serve as a reminder for adults to live life with good Christian values such as: The Golden Rule, Honesty is the Best Policy, and Cleanliness is next to Godliness. This book, “You are CLEAN!”, is another wonderful collection from the Nana and Me Series which conveys that cleanliness is next to Godliness and that God smiles on us when we live clean lives in our hearts, minds and souls, as well as our homes and bodies.
Thoughts and Written Expressions is a collection of life experiences that the author has written for the sole purpose of inspiring all those who read this book. Even though these words are written by the author and compiled with his very own thoughts, he is overly confident that each page that is read will capture the reader’s heart and mind. In this book, you will read topics such as life and death, love and betrayal, friendship and hatred, success and failure, wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, and even God and the devil. Thoughts and Written Expressions will enrich the spirituality that we possess regardless of whatever the culture, color of skin, belief system, and gender. This book is a reminder that we are all connected in this journey we take called life and that our views and opinions matter if we are to make a difference in this world. It is also a reminder that sharing what we learn in life, how we grow, and how we live is the core and the fabric of our being. From the time of birth to the second we depart this life, it is what is in between that matters, and with reading Thoughts and Written Expressions, there will be many pages in between that you will relate to your very own life. This book is not designed to offend or ridicule anyone’s sense of purpose, thoughts, or direction they have chosen for their life; however, it is written to be a reference of the situations that we find ourselves in where we often feel that no one knows our pain. In reading this book, the author hopes that you find it as insightful and uplifting as he has found it enjoyable and pleasurable to write.
'Global Shift just keeps on getting better. There is no other source that gives you the full story on globalization in such a fluent and authoritative way. Not just recommended but essential' - Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Warwick 'Impressive in the extent of empirical research, Global Shift successfully captures the historical continuities and basic changes marking the world economy. Peter Dicken's new edition is a vividly written guide to globalizing processes' - James H. Mittelman, Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC 'With this edition of Global Shift, Professor Dicken confirms his mastery as one of the preeminent authorities in the study of globalization. If you wish to explore beyond "flatland", I can't recommend a better source' - Professor William E. Halal, George Washington University 'A comprehensive, balanced, thorough, interdisciplinary review of one of the critical issues of our time. A must for anyone interested in globalization' - Stephen J. Kobrin, University of Pennsylvania The fifth edition of Global Shift is now completely revised and updated using the latest available sources. Every chapter has been extensively rewritten to take into account not just new empirical developments but to incorporate new ideas on production, distribution, and consumption in the global economy. The standard work on globalization provides " the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of economic globalization available " a clear guide to how the global economy is transformed by: transnational corporations; states and interest groups; and technology " detailed literature review that explains different theories of economic globalization in the larger context of a descriptive account of newly industrialising economies " sectoral case studies - with a new case study on agro-food industries - which illustrate diverse processes of globalization " new material on social movements, governance, environment, and alternative economic systems Extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, clear definition of terms, makes Global Shift the key resource on economic globalization in the social science literature
A “canny, funny, impressively detailed debut novel” (The New York Times) that blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director’s unthinkable experiment in the Amazon jungle. When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn’t hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he’s made a mistake. He’s replacing another actor who quit after seeing the script—a script the director now claims doesn’t exist. The movie is over budget. The production team seems headed for a breakdown. The air is so wet that the celluloid film disintegrates. But what the actor doesn’t realize is that the greatest threat might be the town itself, and the mysterious shadow economy that powers this remote jungle outpost. Entrepreneurial Americans, international drug traffickers, and M-19 guerillas are all fighting for South America’s future—and the groups aren’t as distinct as you might think. The actor thought this would be a role that would change his life. Now he’s worried if he’ll survive it. This “gripping, ambitious…vivid, scary novel” (Publishers Weekly) is a thrilling journey behind the scenes of a shocking film and a thoughtful commentary on violence and its repercussions.
"Presents a breakthrough approach that reverses diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being by resetting the genetic expression of a person's DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods in the first 21 days"--Provided by publisher.
1929 Eating for beauty is written in the interests of such ladies who are interested in beauty-building through diet. Beauty has its roots in the blood, and the blood is made of what we eat. a beauty diet and beauty go hand in hand. Mr. Rocine was a f.
The Routledge History of American Foodways provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of food in the Americas from the pre-colonial era to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest food studies research, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of four parts. The first part explores the significant developments in US food history in one of five time periods to situate the topical and thematic chapters to follow. The second part examines the key ingredients in the American diet throughout time, allowing authors to analyze many of these foods as items that originated in or dramatically impacted the Americas as a whole, and not just the United States. The third part focuses on how these ingredients have been transformed into foods identified with the American diet, and on how Americans have produced and presented these foods over the last four centuries. The final section explores how food practices are a means of embodying ideas about identity, showing how food choices, preferences, and stereotypes have been used to create and maintain ideas of difference. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, The Routledge History of American Foodways comprises work from a leading group of scholars and presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of food in American culture.
Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be—where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love. Beloved author Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home, Own Your Life, Desperate) believes that meals lovingly served at home—and the time spent gathered together around the table—are a much-needed way to connect more deeply with our families and open our kids’ hearts. Food and faith, mingled in everyday life, become the combination for passing on God’s love to each person who breaks bread with us. In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and grow in faith together.
This issue of The Ministry contains a complete record of the nine messages given during the 2005 International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones in Moscow, Russia, in October 2005. The general subject of the training was the vision of the Lord's recovery and its application. The burden for these messages can be summarized in the following four statements: 1) the true vine--Christ the Son with the believers in the Son as the branches--is the organism of the Triune God in the Son for His multiplication, spreading, and glorification in the divine life; 2) we must stay on the way of life, the line of life, in the maintenance of life by enjoying Christ as the tree of life in the flow of life for God's building in life by our growth in life; 3) the kingdom of God is constituted with God's life as the realm of the divine life for His ruling, in which He reigns by His life and expresses Himself as the Divine Trinity in the divine life; and 4) the intrinsic significance of the golden lampstand is the highest peak of the divine revelation, the subjective experience of the golden lampstand is the God-man living, and the organic maintenance of the golden lampstand is Christ's shepherding in His heavenly ministry. We also include a report concerning the Lord's move in Ghana and Nigeria, West Africa.