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  • Thursday Is The New Friday


    Create your own schedule, maximize your leisure time, and work less while making more by following the revolutionary-yet realistic-four-day work week outlined in this groundbreaking book.

    In Thursday is the New Friday, author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals-from authors and scholars to business leaders and innovators-create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.

    Outlining the exact same strategies Joe used to go from working 60-hour weeks in the beginning of his career to now working 4 or less days a week, Thursday is the New Friday will help you:

    *Understand how you too can apply these principles and customize them for your own situation to be more productive at work while enjoying more leisure time.

    *Discard unnecessary tasks and learn efficiencies that would not have been discovered otherwise.

    *Find inspiration in the stories and testimonials from Joe’s clients and colleagues who have implemented his methodology into their own work lives with incredible results.

    *Understand the psychological research behind the principles of the four-day workweek and why we are actually more productive with one less workday.

    Most importantly, Thursday is the New Friday empowers you with a practical, evidence-based methodology to create your own work schedule and dedicate more of your precious personal time to pursuing your hobbies and spending time with your family and friends.

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  • Called To Care Third Edition


    As nursing and healthcare continue to change, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. Offering a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call, this thoroughly revised third edition of a classic text includes practical features for educators, students, and practitioners.

    Nursing is a vocation: a calling from God to care for others. The role of the nurse originally grew out of a holistic Christian understanding of humans as created in the image of God. Yet as nursing and healthcare continue to change, the effects have proven disorienting to many. Now more than ever, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. For over twenty years, Called to Care has served as a unique and essential resource for nurses. In this third edition Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller, now joined by coauthor Kimberly H. Fenstermacher, present a definition for nursing based on a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate and restorative care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace, which aims to promote and foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Focusing on the features of the nursing metaparadigm-person, health, environment, and nursing-they provide a framework for understanding how the Christian faith relates to the many aspects of a nurse’s work, from theory to everyday practice. This new edition of Called to Care is thoroughly revised for today’s nurses, including updated examples and new content on topics such as cultural competency, palliative care, and the current state of healthcare and nursing education. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, case studies, and theological reflections from Scripture to help readers engage and apply the content. For educators, students, and practitioners throughout the field of nursing, this classic text continues to provide clarity and wisdom for living out their calling.

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  • Agent You : Show Up, Do The Work, And Succeed On Your Own Terms


    A Harper Horizon Title

    What does it take to achieve your personal and professional goals? When is the right time to take calculated risks, and how do you prepare for the moment when opportunity presents itself?

    If anyone knows what it takes to earn a seat at the table, it’s Nicole Lynn. The first Black female agent to represent a top three NFL draft pick, Nicole worked her way from childhood poverty to become a Wall Street financial analyst, then attorney, and now top agent to elite athletes and entertainers.

    In a male-dominated profession, the extraordinary success of a young woman of color was earned through a combination of hard work, preparation, self-advocacy, tenacity, and faith.

    Agent You shares Nicole’s key strategies for creating a plan and executing it, even in the face of self-doubt and external obstacles, including how to:
    *discover and stay focused on your purpose,
    *develop your personal brand and advocate for yourself,
    *prepare for big opportunities, and
    *manage the workload and still prioritize self-care.

    Everyone can own their success story, no matter life’s challenges–and Nicole believes you are your best agent.

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  • 31 Decrees Of Blessing For Your Work Life


    Bring the power of God to your workplace.

    The majority of our waking hours are spent at work, but few of us understand how to use the Word of God in our professional lives to help us succeed and have impact.

    31 Decrees of Blessing for Your Work Life provides thirtyone covenant promises for you to decree and claim over your company, team members, community, and family.

    Each day includes
    – an encouraging devotion based upon a spiritual truth found in Scripture,
    – ten empowering decrees to root you in the certainty of God’s blessings,
    – relevant Bible passages to enrich your understanding, and
    – an activation to mobilize your faith.

    Learn to speak blessings over your professional life and uphold Christian values in the workplace as you enjoy both biblical and modern-day stories of people living out Scripture and manifesting God’s promises on earth.

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  • Your Message Matters


    Are you one of the many people who long to ditch the cubicle and go to work for yourself, on your own terms? What’s holding you back? Self-doubt, fear, technology challenges, the feeling that there are already too many other people doing what you want to do? It’s time to face those things head-on and transform your passion into a thriving business. Why? Because your message matters.

    In this uplifting and practical book, blogger, speaker, and business coach Jonathan Milligan gives you a simple 4-step framework to rise above the noise and build a real business. He shows you how to believe, define, craft, and market your message so that you can fulfill your unique purpose in this life. With plenty of helpful assessment tools and proven strategies–including how to create 7 perpetual income streams in 12 months from just one message–this is your go-to guide for living your dreams and impacting the world for good.

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  • Sync Or Swim


    Working with a discouraged, disorganized, cynical team? Learn how to turn it around.

    Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism.

    Sam, the new CEO, was ready to hit the ground running. But his team members-and Mother Nature-had other plans.An ambitious yet naive sheepdog is called upon to lead Monarch Enterprises, a troubled organization on a beautiful isle. Confronted with broken systems and challenging personality types, Sam must learn how to marshal his team before the imminent storm washes everything away. Along the way, he gleans valuable lessons from an unlikely mentor: a wise, old puffin.

    This delightful, quick read will:

    *Teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity
    *Bring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizations
    *Provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences
    *Stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included)

    Based on the principles successfully used by major corporations, health organizations, over 250 colleges and universities, government agencies, churches, and non-profits

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  • 25 Biblical Laws Of Partnership With God


    A dynamic writing team draws on years of biblical study and business experience to present the Bible as the best success manual ever written to help Christian business people pursue excellence in life and work.

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  • Calling : Awaken To The Purpose Of Your Work


    Men today long for a calling but often settle for the next best thing: a job. They aspire for a higher purpose but still have bills to pay and family to support. But what if men could find their calling in the work they are already doing?

    In his new book Calling: Awaken to the Purpose of Your Work, author Pierce Brantley uses practical language and shares actionable steps to show men how to redefine the purpose of their work and discover what it means to have a called career.

    Brantley shows men they can find a meaningful connection with God in the work they are doing right now. Men were designed for this partnership, and once they embrace it they will be awakened to the true purpose of their work–not just a career but a calling.

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  • Work Worth Doing


    Find More Than Just a Job

    Are you in college, just starting in the workforce, or simply trying to figure out what to do with your life? Keep reading.

    We all need to pay bills and keep a roof over our head, but real satisfaction comes when we pursue careers filled with meaning and purpose according to God’s plan for our lives.

    No matter where you’re at now, you can find that kind of fulfillment in a career. This book will show you how. Here’s a hint: It’s less about the kind of work you do, but how you do it, and whom you’re doing it for.

    Once you understand the why behind work, you’ll be able to move forward in a career with confidence, be prepared to embrace change, and be equipped to approach your job with a whole heart, one that is fully submitted to God and ready for what He’s called you to do. That is truly work worth doing.

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  • Mission Transition : Navigating The Opportunities And Obstacles To Your Pos


    Mission Transition is a practical career-change guide to help transitioning veterans avoid false starts and make optimal career choices following active duty.

    Every year, about a quarter of a million veterans leave the military. One might think that these men and women, some of whom have spent their entire lives serving their country, would be well prepared for that transition. However, that’s rarely the case.

    While well intentioned, Transition Assistance Programs and other support structures within the armed forces often leave veterans fending for themselves. On top of this, veterans themselves are typically so focused on their roles in active duty that they’re unprepared to join the civilian world.

    Mission Transition guides military personnel through the entire process of making a successful move into civilian professional life. It starts with foundational ideas, like understanding who you are and who you want to be, then explores strategies to make your résumé stand out and to ace the interview, and discusses ways to acclimate to the new culture and pay it forward to other veterans. Each chapter includes advice from other veterans, illustrations of key concepts, summaries, and suggested resources.

    Matthew J. Louis, a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at West Point, has written Mission Transition to serve as a comprehensive new resource for veterans seeking purpose in their new civilian careers.

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  • Proximity Principle : The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To A Career You Lo


    Right now, 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of average and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.

    One basic principle–The Proximity Principle–can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.

    In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.

    Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.

    After reading The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come–and you’ll be prepared to take them.

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  • Switchers : How Smart Professionals Change Careers And Seize Success


    Don’t settle . . . SUCCEED in the right career! Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn’t a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career-one you’re genuinely passionate about. Switchers helps you realize that dream. Written by celebrated career coach and psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, the book provides proven strategies that will get you where you want to go. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out. The book reveals how to: Understand the concerns of hiring managers-and think like they do – Craft a resume that catches their attention within six seconds – Spotlight transferable skills that companies covet – Rebrand yourself-aligning your professional identity with your new aspirations – Reach decision-makers by recruiting ambassadors from within your network – Nail interviews by turning tough questions to your advantage – Convince skeptical employers to shelve their assumptions and take a chance on you – Negotiate a competitive salary and benefits package-even as a newbie to the field Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. Packed with psychological insights, practical exercises, and inspiring success stories, Switchers helps you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field. Want to pull off the most daring-and fulfilling-career move of your life? Read Switchers.

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  • Real Artists Dont Starve


    Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Now in trade paper.

    For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world’s most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don’t Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including:

    steal from your influences (don’t wait for inspiration),
    collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve),
    take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones),
    make money in order to make more art (it’s not selling out), and
    apprentice under a master (a lone genius can never reach full potential).
    Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive.

    From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins’s revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity.

    Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn’t a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.

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  • Developing Clinicians Of Character


    1. Contemporary Clinical Supervision: An Overview
    2. A Christian Integrative Framework For Clinical Supervision
    3. Faith: Belief And Trust
    4. Hope: A Steadfast Turning
    5. Love: Relational Competence
    6. Practical Wisdom: Competence And Ethical Decision Making
    7. Justice: Diversity Competence, Hospitality, And Openness To The Other
    8. Temperance: Reflective Practice
    9. Courage: Professional Endurance And Integrity
    10. Personal And Spiritual Formation In Counseling, Psychology, And MFT Education
    Appendix A: Sample Supervision Contract For Group Supervision In An Educational Context
    Appendix B: Supervision Documentation Form
    Appendix C: Collaborative Professional Development Plan
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Is there more to clinical supervision than our current theories and methods can provide? Whether we intend them to be or not, our mentoring practices are personally formative for supervisees and supervisors alike. Developing Clinicians of Character grounds our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics and grows out of a love for the practice of clinical supervision. It aims to identify and strengthen supervision’s important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

    After an overview of the role of character formation in clinical supervision, Developing Clinicians of Character examines each classical Christian virtue in turn, its corresponding professional ethical aspiration, and how we can use the practices of clinical supervision and spiritual formation together to foster character formation for Christian maturity and Christlikeness.

    Dr. Terri S. Watson welcomes and equips you to excel in the helping profession within a helping profession as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers in counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. This book will shape your own character through spiritual disciplines in the classical virtues-and outward in expanding circles of encouragement, formation, and healing.

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  • Womans Place Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)


    SKU (ISBN): 9781501849022Katelyn BeatyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2017Publisher: Abingdon Press

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  • Career Match 2nd Edition


    The simple quiz that can change your life… Is your job just a way to pay the bills? It doesn’t have to be that way. You’ll find that when your career fits your personality, it becomes a source of tremendous satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help you discover your ideal work. Take the ten-minute self-assessment to determine your personality style and then turn to the corresponding chapter-the one that reads as if it’s written just for you-and: * Identify career choices that will exhilarate you * Recognize the type of work environment and boss you need to thrive * Learn to leverage your natural strengths * Customize and speed your job search Updated to include hot new careers in areas such as gaming, web design, alternative energy, cybersecurity, food science, and more, the second edition features expanded chapters for each personality type and fresh stories of people who have found fulfillment in work perfectly suited to them. If you’re looking for direction, this indispensable guide will help you match who you are with what you’re meant to do-for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.

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  • 25 Biblical Laws Of Success (Reprinted)


    A dynamic writing team draws on years of biblical study and business experience to present the Bible as the best success manual ever written to help business people succeed in life and work.

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  • Power Of Character In Leadership


    How to Protect Your Leadership Influence and Power

    You’ve worked hard to achieve your dreams and goals. Many others have done the same-only to lose it all in the end. Every day, we read about successful people in various walks of life who have lost their power and influence. They’ve been fired, forced to resign, or shamed out of public life. They no longer have a market for their gifts, and they may even face criminal proceedings. These leaders have lost the trust of their companies, constituents, nations, followers, and families. Many were surprised to discover that their talents alone were not enough to prevent their downfall.

    Why did they fail in the end? Because they lacked the one quality that would have protected their leadership and given them enduring influence. Ironically, this quality is seldom taught to leaders today, either formally or informally. It is the quality of moral force, or character.

    Every human being is a leader over some domain as he or she exercises gifts and influence. That domain might be the halls of government, the boardroom, the classroom, the community, or the home. In The Power of Character in Leadership: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders, you will discover what character is, what it means to develop moral force, and how to preserve your leadership influence so that it is both effective and enduring.

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  • Supera Un Lugar De Trabajo Tox


    Este libro narra historias autenticas de trabajadores de hoy que cuentan como enfrentar, cambiar o renunciar ante un ambiente malsano. Con franqueza, hablan sobre lo que aprendieron, lo que desean que hubieran hecho y como lograr la recuperacion. Las autores, con ilustraciones detalladas, mezclan sus experiencias en el ministerio y los negocios a fin de ofrecer esperanza y orientacion practica a quienes se encuentran en un ambiente de trabajo toxico. Incluye una extensa guia con recursos de supervivencia llena de estrategias y perspectivas realistas.


    Rising Above a Toxic Workplace tells authentic stories from today s workers who share how they cope, change-or quit. Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience. Insightfully illustrating from these accounts, authors Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra blend their combined experiences in ministry and business to deliver hope and practical guidance to those who find themselves in an unhealthy work environment. Includes a Survival Guide and Toolkit full of strategies and realistic insights.

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  • Inspired Career : Breathe New Life Into Your Job And Get Equipped Empowered


    Did you know you are a one of a kind individual with strengths, talents and unique experiences that can be leveraged at your workplace? Most people believe they are great but don’t always bring that greatness to work, and consequently, they tend to stagnate while others flourish and pass them up on the corporate ladder. There are things you can do today to increase your value within the company, and with increased value comes promotions, raises and a powerful sense of accomplishment. Executives from some of America’s top corporations are praising The Inspired Career as this year’s must-read book for the person who is not satisfied with their career and want more out of their vocation. This book will foster an internal drive to be, do and reach the peak in your work environment. Regardless of your position or tenure this book will help you hit the refresh button on your career. It will light a fire within you to be more fulfilled, effective and dare we say it? INSPIRED!

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  • 1 For The Road


    This book of devotions for job seekers is meant in much the same way as the local tavern where many go to find encouragement in times of trouble. This book is a word for the road to fortify you to travel down that rugged road of unemployment. The word of God can be the water that quenches your dry and thirsty soul as you travel that weary road. It can give you back the song so you can sing again. It can be the water that refreshes you to keep at it for another day. Sometimes all we need is one for the road to help us keep putting one foot in front of the other. One for the road that offers a word of encouragement, trust, hope, insight that all is not lost, that God is still in control, and that He is working on your behalf.

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  • Career Courage : Discover Your Passion Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Cr


    Career Courage serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching process of career change, whether you’re a college grad contemplating career choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace.

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  • Pastor : The Theology And Practice Of Ordained Ministry (Revised)


    Ordained ministry, says Willimon, is a gift of God to the church–but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. Always a difficult vocation, changes in society and the church in recent years have made the ordained life all the more complex and challenging. Is the pastor primarily a preacher, a professional caregiver, an administrator? Given the call of all Christians to be ministers to the world, what is the distinctive ministry of the ordained? When does one’s ministry take on the character of prophet, and when does it become that of priest? What are the special ethical obligations and disciplines of the ordained? In this book, Willimon explores these and other central questions about the vocation of ordained ministry. He begins with a discussion of who pastors are, asking about the theological underpinnings of ordained ministry, and then moves on to what pastors do, looking at the distinctive roles the pastor must fulfill. The book also draws on great teachers of the Christian tradition to demonstrate that, while much about Christian ministry has changed, its core concerns–preaching the word, the care of souls, the sacramental life of congregations–remains the same. Ordained ministry is a vocation to which we are called, not a profession that we choose. To answer that call is to open oneself to heartache and sometimes hardship; yet, given the one who calls, it is to make oneself available to deep and profound joy as well.

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  • Consider Your Calling


    What on earth is God doing? Who are you? What is your stage of life? What are your circumstances? What is the cross you will have to bear? What are you afraid of? We ask these six critical questions?and then we ask them again?at points of transition in our lives. They all lead us to the one core question: What is the good work to which I am called? Gordon T. Smith, author of Courage and Calling, writes: It is a good question because our work matters to us, to others and, of course, it matters to God. Work itself is good. It is vital to our human identity; and we are most ourselves, most who God calls us to be, living in what it means to know the salvation of God, when we know the grace of work well done. However, Smith acknowledges that this is not a simple question to answer in the midst of our very complicated lives. That’s why he has written this brief and accessible book?to offer the support and insight we need as we ponder these six core questions in community with God and others. As a steward of your life, in attentiveness to the calling of God, how is God inviting you to engage the world?

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  • Gift Of Being Yourself (Expanded)


    Foreword By M. Basil Pennington
    Preface: Identity And Authenticity
    1. Transformational Knowing Of Self And God
    2. Knowing God
    3. First Steps Toward Knowing Yourself
    4. Knowing Yourself As You Really Are
    5. Unmasking Your False Self
    6. Becoming Your True Self
    Epilogue: Identity And The Spiritual Journey

    Appendix: For Reflection And Discussion
    A Six-Session Discussion Guide To The Gift Of Being Yourself
    A One-Session Discussion Guide To The Gift Of Being Yourself

    Additional Info
    Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee. -Augustine

    Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God’s purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself.

    In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation.

    Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.

    This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.

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  • Your Vocational Credo


    We know God has created each one of us in unique ways. But we often struggle to understand his divine plans. Instead, we live with a vague sense of discontent as we question who we are and what God has designed us to do. Deborah Koehn Loyd believes that every person has a voice that must be heard and expressed through vocation. She walks you through a transformational journey of creating your own vocational credo so that you can be a world-changer in the way God has intended. You’ll discover . . . The true meaning of vocationHow to redeem past pains in your lifeYour personal vocational preferences gridA unique plan for your life’s work With practical guidance combined with inspiring stories of personal transformation, Loyd’s wisdom and experience will provide you with the resources to find your credo and accomplish the work God has designed just for you.

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  • On Fire At Work


    On Fire at Work flies in the face of other books on workplace culture by showing that employee engagement isn’t the ultimate goal-it’s merely the starting point. Renowned leadership expert Eric Chester has gone straight to the source-top-tier leaders of the world’s best places to work to uncover their best practice strategies for getting employees to work harder, perform better, and stay longer.

    On Fire at Work features examples and original stories from exclusive personal interviews with over 25 founders/CEOs/presidents of companies like Marriott, Siemens, BB&T Bank, Wegmans, 7-Eleven, Hormel, Canadian WestJet, Ben & Jerry’s, and The Container Store, along with smaller companies like Firehouse Subs, the Nerdery, and Build-A-Bear. The guiding principle is that any organization in any industry-from Fortune 500 firms to mom-and-pop shops-can learn how to bring out the very best in their employees.

    The book’s content-rich research and conversational case study-based narrative make it a timely, actionable go-to reference on employee performance and productivity for C-level execs, corporate and government managers, HR professionals, and small business owners.

    On Fire at Work is a practical field guide that any organization can implement to build, not an engaged workforce, but a workforce that’s on fire!

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  • Mapping Your Academic Career


    Introduction: Mapping Our Lives Cohort
    1: Will I Find Security?
    Addendum: Mentoring Cohort
    2: Will I Find Success?
    Addendum: A Financial Plan
    Addendum: Sabbaticals Cohort
    3: Will I Find Significance?
    Addendum: Retirement
    Select Annotated Bibliography
    Subject Index

    Additional Info
    You’re finishing your first year of teaching. It’s been exciting and gratifying, but some wobbly episodes too. How will you carve out a space to flourish? You’re feeling secure in mid-career, with some accomplishments to be proud of. But what should success really look like? You’re nearing the end of your career, and sometimes apprehensive about the blank slate of retirement. What might it look like to finish well? In Mapping Your Academic Career Gary Burge speaks from decades of teaching, writing and mentoring. Along the way he has experienced and observed the challenges and tensions, the successes and failures of the academic pilgrimage. Now, with discerning wisdom and apt examples, he hosts the conversation he wishes he’d had when he started out as a college professor. Wherever you are in your teaching life, this is a book that will reward reading, reflection and discussion.

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  • Forward : 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders


    Forward leaders are missing in action.

    Where are they today? Leaders in the future must rise and lead people forward. They have to lead so high above the fray they will not stoop to littleness in their thinking and conduct. They have to lead so big, they will not settle for just leading a few. They have to lead so deep; they will not be tossed and turned as they ride the tumultuous waters of leadership. Author Ronnie Floyd is calling for a different kind of leader to rise up for the future.

    Forward is about seven distinguishing marks for future leaders. Who are these future leaders? Anyone who leads anything in the future.

    Forward is a call. Forward is a process. Forward is a direction. Forward is a change.

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  • Police Hurrying Helping Saving


    Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate police officers and what they do.

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  • Christian Writers Guide To The Book Proposal


    A complete proposal sells your book, pure and simple. But some authors don’t think a proposal is necessary. Perhaps you already have a contract, or you plan to self-publish. If you don’t have to sell the book to a publisher, why write a proposal? That reasoning sounds logical, but there are purposes for a book proposal beyond selling it to a publisher. In A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal, I share six reasons why it benefits you to write a book proposal and seven items that should be part of every book proposal. A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal is based on my previously published writing and on my teaching at Christian writers’ conferences around the country. The material included applies to writers and book projects of all sorts: fiction and nonfiction; completed manuscripts and unwritten book ideas, first-time and previously published authors, traditionally published, indie, and self-published. So, give your book idea a chance for success. Learn how with A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal.

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  • Nuevo Manager Al Minuto


    Durante mas de veinte anos, millones de gerentes en companias de Fortune 500 y pequenas empresas a nivel nacional han seguido las tecnicas de El manager al minuto, aumentando asi su productividad, satisfaccion en el trabajo y prosperidad personal. Estos resultados reales se lograron mediante el aprendizaje de las tecnicas de gestion que explican la rentabilidad de la organizacion y sus empleados. El manager al minuto es una historia concisa y facil de leer que revela tres secretos muy funcionales: objetivos de un minuto, alabanzas de un minuto y reprimendas de un minuto. El libro tambien presenta varios estudios de medicina y ciencias de la conducta que explican claramente por que estos metodos aparentemente simples funcionan tan bien con tanta gente. Al final del libro usted sabra como aplicarlos a su propia situacion y disfrutar de los beneficios. Es por eso que El manager al minuto ha seguido apareciendo en las listas de libros mas vendidos de negocios por mas de dos decadas, y se ha convertido en una sensacion internacional.

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  • New 1 Minute Manager


    A new edition based on the timeless business classic updated to help today s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.

    For decades, The One Minute Manager(r) has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less including resources, funding, and staff have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

    Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.

    As compelling today as the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.

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  • Careers : The Graphic Guide To Finding The Perfect Job For You


    This is the prettiest, most well-organized, useful and up to date guide to careers that I have ever seen. — Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?

    It’s never too early for your teen or tween to start thinking about a career, and Careers is the perfect way to do it. Inspiring and imaginative as well as practical, Careers has charts and tables that help middle- and high-schoolers gauge interest about possible careers — it’s like having a personal college and career advisor by their side whenever they need it!

    Covering more than 400 jobs in fields that range from STEM to sports, arts to administration, finance to farming, Careers is organized in an easy-to-navigate, clear structure that helps guide teen and tween readers. Check at-a-glance summary panels for chosen careers to learn about salary, working hours, training, and career paths. Cross-referenced job matrix tables offer another way to learn about all the options. Tweens and teens with no idea of what kind of job to look for can start with their favorite school subjects or hobbies and find relevant careers from there. It may not be time for your teen or tween to prepare a resume and find a job, but the advice in Careers can help inspire them to start thinking about the future.

    Fields included:
    – Health and Medicine
    – Sports, Leisure, and Tourism
    – Arts, Crafts, and Design
    – Performing Arts, Media, and Journalism
    – Sales, Marketing, and Advertising
    – Administration and Business Management
    – Finance, Law, and Politics
    – Information Technology and Computing
    – Science and Research
    – Animals, Farming, and the Environment
    – Engineering and Manufacturing
    – Construction
    – Transportation
    – Security and Emergency Services
    – Social Service and Teaching

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  • Career Exploration : For Homeschool High School Students


    Many high school students are uncertain about what to study in college or what career to pursue. Career Exploration for Homeschool High School Students is a new book to help homeschooled teenagers determine their gifts, strengths and talents that would make a good career and college major. Table of Contents Chapter One: How Can You Know the Rest of Your Life as a Teenager? Chapter Two: It’s Only 4 Steps: The Career Exploration Process Chapter Three: Who Am I? Individual Inventory of Your Talents and Interests Chapter Four: You Can’t Fail These Tests: Personality Tests Chapter Five: Career Clusters and Elimination Rounds Chapter Six: Listing and Researching Possible Careers Chapter Seven: Be in Someone’s Shadow: Interview and Shadowing Chapter Eight: Creating a High School Plan Chapter Nine: Preparing for College This combination book and workbook can be used by an individual or in a group setting. The book could take 4-8 weeks for a student to complete.

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  • Art Of Work


    Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

    The path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It’s about the task you were born to do. As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.

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  • Whats Your Function


    In this new book from the author of Help Wanted: Devotions for Job Seekers, Aaron Basko offers three keys for discerning the career that fulfills your function:
    *Purpose-what you were born to do
    *Inspiration-what you love to do
    *Earnings-how you can make a living

    Key features:
    *Offers a biblical perspective on finding your function.
    *Provides practical tools for constructing a career plan.
    *Features Purpose Finder, an in-depth, field-tested personal assessment too.l
    *Engages readers with interactive activities, quizzes, and exercises.

    – See more at: http://www.judsonpress.com/product.cfm?product_id=18287&CFID=1676294&CFTOKEN=4dff19a5575ba42d-6F14FAA4-0C74-4996-384797C2099A1BBA#sthash.GHuX7l8N.dpuf

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  • Rising Above A Toxic Workplace


    Many employees experience the reality of bulling bosses, poisonous people, and soul-crushing cultures on a daily basis. Rising Above a Toxic Workplace tells authentic stories from today’s workers who share how they cope, change-or quit. Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience. Insightfully illustrating from these accounts, authors Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra blend their combined experiences in ministry and business to deliver hope and practical guidance to those who find themselves in an unhealthy work environment. Includes a Survival Guide and Toolkit full of strategies and realistic insights.

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  • Wisdom For Winners Volume One


    Wisdom for Winners, A Millionaire Mindset by Jim Stovall

    An Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation
    On the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Gift and the major motion picture from 20th Century Fox based on that book Jim Stovall brings you Wisdom for Winners, A Millionaire Mindset.

    For more than a decade, Jim Stovall’s Winner’s Wisdom syndicated columns have been read and studied by highly successful people around the globe. Now, that same wit, wisdom and millionaire experience is available for you in this book.

    Wisdom for Winners contains a unique combination of guidance for the career professional and the entrepreneur combined with spiritual wisdom that prompts self-reflection. Organized into small sections, the material can be read incrementally for greater impact.

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  • Discerning Your Vocation


    If you desire to live out a total self-gift for the Lord…
    If you are at an age when you have important choices to make which will influence the rest of your life…
    If you can’t seem to make a decision, out of fear of making the wrong choice…
    If you know at the bottom of your heart that the Lord loves you-more than anything in the world – and that He wants your happiness…
    If you also desire to find your happiness completely in Him…

    Then we have good new for you!
    If you thought you were the only one, know that you are not alone! Thousands of young Christians are in the same place.

    This little book will help you see things more clearly. It will give you some tools to help you discern your call, at your own pace. With a little patience, you will be ready to take the plunge and welcome the happiness that God has prepared for you.

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  • Visions Of Vocation


    Introduction. On Learning To Be Implicated
    Chapter 1. The Most Difficult Task
    Chapter 2. If You Have Eyes, Then See
    Chapter 3. The Landscape Of Our Lives
    Chapter 4. Knowing Is Doing
    Chapter 5. Come And See
    Chapter 6. Vocation As Implication
    Chapter 7. The Great Temptations
    Chapter 8. Learning To Live Proximately
    Epilogue. But Are You Happy?

    Read More: Http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/toc/code=3666#ixzz2fBExKaIb

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    Can my life matter? How can I thrive? The answer to both questions is vocation. Vocation is more than our job. It is our relationships and responsibilities woven into the work of God. For decades Steve Garber has traveled the world, coming alongside a wide range of people as they seek to make sense of their world and their lives. We meet, with Garber, leaders from the Tiananmen Square protest in China and a group of musicians who called themselves Jars of Clay. And we meet ordinary people too, like: Jonathan who learned he would rather build houses than study historyTodd and Maria who adopted creative schedules so they could parent better and practice medicineD.J. who helped Congress move into the Internet AgeSusan who built a home business of hand-printing stationary using a letterpressSantiago who works with majority-world nations in need of capitalClaudius and Deirdre whose openhearted home has always been a place for people Vocation is when we come to know the world in all its joy and pain, and still love it. Vocation is following our calling to seek the welfare of the world we live in. And in helping it to flourish, we find that we flourish too. Garber offers here a book for parents, for those in the arts, in the academy, in public service, in the trades and in commerce–for all who want to discover the virtue of vocation.

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  • Art Of Helping Others


    Art needs no justification! Real artists ship! Musicians, artists and other creative types are pulled in many directions by society’s conflicted vision for the arts. Here Doug Mann, from his vantage point as a Christian visual artist and music industry veteran, offers guidance for staying true to an artistic vision and connected to the world.

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  • Job Search Checklist


    Losing your job can be a crushing setback, but The Job Search Checklist helps you turn loss to opportunity and find another job fast. With proven tips and tactics, this indispensable guide offers solid advice on everything from dealing with the emotional impact of being laid off to interviewing and negotiating effectively.

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  • Secrets Of Dynamic Communications (Revised)


    What is the most important ingredient for an effective speech or presentation?

    Whether you are one who speaks only on rare occasions or you find yourself addressing an audience every day, this book will be an invaluable tool. Beneficial to the experienced pro as well as the new beginner,Secrets of Dynamic Communication is a practical and effective handbook for powerful presentations of all kinds. It takes the reader through the process of selecting and developing a theme, giving it focus, fleshing it out, and communicating well with the audience. The first half is devoted to preparation, the second to delivery.

    Author Ken Davis is frequently hired by individuals and companies around the world to bring his humor and expertise to others in the speaking field, and he is now bringing those concepts to the wider community as well. No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results! You’ll soon develop the dynamic speaking skills associated with the very best in the field.

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  • 1st Hired Last Fired


    Unemployment is a daunting concern for people all across the nation. Layoffs and corporate downsizing threatens jobs now more than ever. FIRST HIRED, LAST FIRED shows how to discover simple secrets from an ancient text that can make anyone irreplaceable. Today’s employees face terror and stress at the prospect of losing their jobs, and finding new ones. The global climate reeks of confusion, fear, anxiety, and competition while people clamber for jobs. Layoffs and shrinking markets choke confidence from qualified workers. FIRST HIRED, LAST FIRED shows readers how to use the valuable wisdom found in the ancient text of the Bible to avoid becoming disposable in this challenging marketplace. Through timeless wisdom, simple solutions, and easy-to-apply principles, readers will find meaning in their work lives, and deep satisfaction from committing to a job well done. Through practice, the reader will learn to look deeper into the Bible for relevant help with current issues.

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  • Poder Del Caracter En El Lider


    How to Protect Your Leadership Influence and Power

    You’ve worked hard to achieve your dreams and goals. Many others have done the same-only to lose it all in the end. Every day, we read about successful people in various walks of life who have lost their power and influence. They’ve been fired, forced to resign, or shamed out of public life. They no longer have a market for their gifts, and they may even face criminal proceedings. These leaders have lost the trust of their companies, constituents, nations, followers, and families. Many were surprised to discover that their talents alone were not enough to prevent their downfall.

    Why did they fail in the end? Because they lacked the one quality that would have protected their leadership and given them enduring influence. Ironically, this quality is seldom taught to leaders today, either formally or informally. It is the quality of moral force, or character.

    Every human being is a leader over some domain as he or she exercises gifts and influence. That domain might be the halls of government, the boardroom, the classroom, the community, or the home. In The Power of Character in Leadership, you will discover what character is, what it means to develop moral force, and how to preserve your leadership influence so that it is both effective and enduring.

    Como proteger la influencia y el poder de su liderazgo

    Usted ha trabajado duro para lograr sus sueos y metas. Muchos otros han hecho lo mismo, solo para perderlo todo al final. Cada dia, leemos sobre personas exitosas en varios ambitos de la vida que han perdido su poder y su influencia. Han sido despedidos, obligados a renunciar, o sacados con verguenza de la vida publica. Ya no tienen un mercado para sus dones, y puede que incluso se enfrenten a acciones judiciales. Esos lideres han perdido la confianza de sus empresas, electores, naciones, seguidores y familias. Muchos quedaron sorprendidos al descubrir que sus talentos por si solos no fueron suficientes para evitar su caida.

    Por que fracasaron al final? Porque carecian de la unica cualidad que habria protegido su liderazgo y les habria dado influencia perdurable. Ironicamente, esta cualidad rara vez se ensea a los lideres actualmente, ya sea formalmente o informalmente. Es la cualidad de la fuerza moral, o caracter.

    Todo ser humano es un lider sobre algun dominio en el que el o ella ejercita dones e influencia. Ese dominio podria ser los pasillos del gobierno, la sala de juntas, el salo

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  • This Is How To Get Your Next Job


    Even in a bad economy, companies have job openings they can’t fill. A leading career expert asks employers one simple question: why didn’t you hire the last 10 people you interviewed? Kay details the simple behaviors prospective employees exhibit that stand between them and job offers.

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  • Working Women Of The Bible


    As working women struggle to find mentors in today’s society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we’ve been looking for?

    Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the 21st century working and held positions of power and influence?

    Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.

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  • Your Road To Damascus


    Mindware Publishing Title

    Your Road to Damascus is a book about hope, encouragement, renewal and revival in the midst of a job loss. It will forever change your your life and your perspective of how God works through crises. Your Road to Damascus integrates biblical strategies and principles with cutting-edge techniques to give the reader a spiritual advantage in a job search.

    The lives of Joseph, of coat-of-many-colors fame, and the apostle Paul are studied to see how God worked in their lives to move them to different ‘jobs.’ Insights are drawn from these to present guidelines for contemporary job seekers.

    You will never view a job loss in the same way after reading this book. It’s that good!

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  • Every Good Endeavor


    New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers.

    In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it?

    Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as:
    * What is the purpose of work?
    * How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace?
    * How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose?
    * Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field?
    * How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career?

    With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work-that we work to serve others, not ourselves-can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship-not just of self-interest.

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  • Our Souls At Work


    The book includes advice and insights from 37 different world class leaders and Fortune 500 CEO’s like: Steve Reinemund (former CEO/Chair of PepsiCo), John Tyson, Chair (former CEO) of Tyson Foods, Mo Anderson, Vice Chair (former CEO/Chair) of Keller Williams Realty, Bonnie Wurzbacher, Senior VP of Global Customer Leadership at Coca Cola, Dennis Bakke, founder of AES, once the third largest energy entity in the world, emerging social entrepreneurs like Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes and Scott Harrison of charity: water, Max Anderson and Teal Carlock, Harvard grads behind the MBA Oath, and many others. The book is built around twelve themes (chapter titles): calling, leadership, character, success, money, stewardship, balance, disciplines, relationships, pluralism, ethics and giving. Our Souls at Work has the power to open our collective eyes to the spiritual nature and mission of our daily work. It will help create a space for ongoing community and conversation on these important issues. The time has come for us to see a purpose for business that goes beyond money and that has a vision for this economy that goes even beyond this earth.

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  • Building With Dad


    A little boy joins his father at a construction site

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  • I Got My Dream Job And So Can You


    Don’t let a discouraging job market and stiff competition persuade you from beginning your climb on the ladder to success today. NBA front office executive Pete Leibman shares how he entered his dream career at age 21 and how his proven and simple system for success can work for you too!

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  • Christian Teachers In Public Schools


    Working in the public school system can be a terrifying prospect for teachers, both veteran and rookie. And for a Christian working in the public schools, the waters in which he or she strives to teach, set a positive example, and ultimately be a witness for Christ in can become murky.

    Christian Teachers in the Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom strives to clear those waters up a bit. This collection of anecdotes, tips, practical insight, scriptures, and even legal resources will serve to inspire and enlighten educators, no matter what grade they teach. More importantly, it will show them practical ways in which they can shine the light of Christ within America s public schools.

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  • Work Matters : Lessons From Scripture


    Adam and Eve worked. Jacob and Joseph worked. So did Ruth, David, Daniel, Jonah, Martha, Priscilla and Aquila, Paul – and most people in the Old and New Testaments. In Work Matters marketplace theology expert R. Paul Stevens revisits more than twenty biblical accounts – from Genesis to Revelation – exploring through them the theological meaning of every sort of work, manual or intellectual, domestic or commercial. Taken together, his short, pithy reflections on these well-known Bible passages add up to a comprehensive, Bible-based theology of work – one that will be equally useful for seminars, classes, Bible studies, and individuals seeking to grasp more fully the theological dimensions of their daily labor.

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  • Job Search Solution 2nd Edition


    When Dr. Phil’s viewers need help with their job searches, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the country, Beshara knows what works. In the completely updated second edition of The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love.

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  • Transforming Medicine And Business With Biblical Principles


    Joseph Lister & John Wanamaker transformed medicine and business by applying Biblical principles in their divine occupations. Most Christians are not called to the pulpit ministry; rather most Christians are called to the marketplace. Kingdom businesses and our calling in the marketplace are a key part of our taking dominion over the earth. The stories of Lister and Wanamaker will inspire us toward this end.

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  • Cracking The New Job Market


    Cracking the New Job Market shows how the rules for getting a job have changed and delivers new job hunting strategies that actually work. Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great job, even in a challenging economy.

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  • Courage And Calling Revised And Expanded


    1. Stewards Of Our Lives
    2. The Meaning Of Our Work
    3. Seeking Congruence
    4. Chapters In Our Lives
    5. As Unto The Lord
    6. Thinking Vocationally
    7. Four Callings
    8. Courage And Character
    9. The Capacity For Continuous Learning
    10. The Cross We Bear
    11. Working With And Within Organizations
    12. The Ordered Life

    Additional Info
    God calls us first to himself, to know and follow him, and also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call or vocation has implications not only for our work or occupation, but also includes our giftedness, our weaknesses, our life in community and what we do day to day. In this book Gordon Smith invites us to discover our vocation by listening to God and becoming coworkers with him.
    What is my calling?
    How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges?
    Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life?
    With competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced way of living?
    In the pages of this book, these questions and many more are addressed. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout. The first two chapters are expanded, with a new chapter on four specific areas of calling. Here is rich insight for all who long for the ears to hear and the courage to follow God’s call.

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  • Writing The Christian Nonfiction Book


    There are three rules for writing a book, a famous author once said. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are! To some extent, the process of writing a book is shrouded in mystery. Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract takes the confusion out of the writing and publishing process. Based on Dave Fessenden’s regular column in Cross & Quill magazine and the seminars he teaches at Christian writers’ conferences across the country, this book presents eight steps every author must take to be successfully published.

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