Description : A Shining City on a Hill is a vision of God's will for Good, Just, and Righteous government done in Wisdom for the Common Good. This is not a Liberal or utopian vision for government but rather a practical, moral one based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God of the Judeo-Christian worldview of Thomas Jefferson and the American founders, and this worldview creates "Liberty and Justice for all." Unfortunately, today's Democrats openly embrace a statism and Social Justice that are, in fact, the opposite of traditional "Liberty and Justice for all." Mitchell argues that America is at a crossroads in history, and we must choose between the classical Justice of the founders or the Social Justice of today's Liberals and Democrats, and this means the key to Republican victories now and into the future is choosing the classical "Liberty and Justice for all" ofA Shining City on a Hill.
Description : A major earthquake strikes Tokyo, bringing destruction and chaos. The political and financial power of the entire country, concentrated within its boundaries, is thrown into complete disarray causing unprecedented global aftershocks. How will Japan, the largest investor in other nations over the last two decades, rebuild its capital city? Will the Japanese sell their foreign holdings and throw the world's markets into further chaos? Will other nations overcome their subtle resentment of the Japanese success and open their hearts and wallets to this imperial and, at times, imperious nation when it needs help? Who, in the global financial community, will put their careers on the line to assist the Japanese? how do individuals balance a nation's needs against their own sense of honor and integrity? This novel goes beyond the sound bites and follows the people involved, from Tokyo to New York to London. Among the principal participants-American, Japanese and European-personal motives clash with higher aspirations in a tense, dangerous struggle that affects millions of lives. Their battle to rebuild and redefine the global structure of the 21st century forms the basis of this exciting and insightful novel.
Description : The American history of the 'city on a hill' metaphor from its Puritan beginnings to its role in Reagan's American civil religion and beyond.
Description : Designed to bring about a closer walk with God, this journal introduces readers to a brand new adventure of seeing God daily in their lives and in others. (Motivation)
Description : A thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to the breadth of approaches and perspectives comprising contemporary rhetorical criticism.
Description : Public speaking is one of the things many fear the most. This fear is justified-Many eyes to look into and many minds to contend with. Thoughts are elusive. The catcher of powerful thoughts-the apt words-are even more elusive. Yet, you do not need to despair. By standing on the shoulders of great orators, you can also speak with facility, felicity, cogency, and potency. Great orators have produced immortal thoughts couched in immortal words. This book selects the gems and the most versatile phrases in the top 100 speeches in the history of American rhetoric of the last century, so that you do not have to tire your mind and tax your time spending months going through all these speeches to mine the diamonds of powerful thoughts and felicitous words. This book furnishes you with powerful and ready blocks for the efficient construction of edifices of powerful ideas embodied in powerful words. The top 100 speeches are the most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars of American public address. Their inclusion and ranking are based on their "social and political impact," "rhetorical artistry," "eloquence," and "power."
Description : The three cycles of sermons included here provide a spiritual geography, an announcement of the gospel set in New York State. The sermons were given life in the vibrant life of Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, New York, over several years beginning in 2000. The collection is meant to exemplify a thematic form of preaching that addresses and creates a collective consciousness in the life a community. One series is set on "A Village Green." Another invites those along the Finger Lakes to travel "Once More to the Lake." The third traverses the major cities of the state, and their capacity to become "An Empire of the Spirit." The sermons here try to unfold an interpretation of Scripture by engaging local settings to produce a geography of the Spirit.
Description : This book is a compilation of poems and prose but it is really about fine poetry. Fine poetry is the music of mathematics - Elegance-Rhythm-Good Order-Feeling of the Unknown - are some characteristics. Look behind the words for their meanings. For sometimes poetry is colored by the Poet's philosophical, political and social leanings. This book also illustrates the truthfulness of the following: A great poet is one who expresses our thoughts and feelings --Shylock A good writer/poet is a person who has done enough reading throughout a lifetime and has internalized the rhythms of the written word and has refined the ability to mimic those rhythms --Professor X (paraphrased) Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen --leonardo da Vinci L'imagination est plus importante que la connaissance Imagination is more important than knowledge --Albert Einstein