Description : An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.
Description : Along with Why I Am Not a Christian, this essay must rank as the most articulate example of Russell's famed atheism. It is also one of the most notorious. Used as evidence in a 1940 court case in which Russell was declared unfit to teach college-level philosophy, What I Believe was to become one of his most defining works. The ideas contained within were and are controversial, contentious and - to the religious - downright blasphemous. A remarkable work, it remains the best concise introduction to Russell's thought.
Description : Is preaching dead - or at least dying? In a digital age, where congregations have unprecedented access to resources, do we still need sermons? John Stott's I BELIEVE IN PREACHING has been essential reading for ministers, students and lay preachers for over three decades. Its message is as relevant today as ever. 'I do believe in preaching. . . I believe that nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the Church or to lead its members into maturity in Christ than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching.' John Stott This edition also contains a brand new introduction form the original series editor Michael Green.
Description : For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips
Description : This premiere book in the new Teachers College Press series School : Questions carefully walks readers through both theory and practice to equip them with the skills needed to bring gender identity justice into classrooms, schools, and ultimately society. The text looks into the root causes and ways to change the conditions that have created gender identity injustice. It opens up spaces where evolving, indeterminate gender identities will be understood and recognized as asset-based, rich sources for learning literacy and literacy learning. As educators take up the strategies mapped out across this text, they will learn how to foster school environments that aid all students in becoming agents for social change. This text is the first of its kind to address gender identity in teacher education with pathways to take up the work in communities and beyond. “...an illuminating guide for educators and administrators on creating a safe and welcoming space for gender-nonconforming students in schools. Miller’s guidance is comprehensive, nonjudgmental, and accessible to all readers. The balanced mix of pedagogical theory and practical advice should prove instrumental to educators seeking to make their classrooms more inclusive.” —Publishers Weekly “This work stands as an invitation to learn together and work for more socially just schools.” —From the Foreword by Cris T. Mayo, West Virginia University “This is a book for teachers to learn not just the ins and outs about gender identity, but also why gender identity matters in the fight for justice.” —Bettina Love, University of Georgia “Provides key tools and analysis for a wide range of school-based personnel to create flourishing environments for all students.” —Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
Description : A fast and easy way to write winning white papers! Whether you’re a marketing manager seeking to use whitepapers to promote your business, or a copywriter keen to break intothis well-paying field, White Papers For Dummies gives you awealth of practical, hands-on advice from one of the world’sleading experts in the field. The fact-based documents known as white papers have been calledthe “king of content.” No other B2B marketing piece cando more to generate leads, nurture prospects, and buildmindshare. Where white papers were once used only by technology firms, theyare becoming “must-have” items in the marketing toolkitfor almost any B2B firm. Practically every startup must produce awhite paper as part of its business planning. But writing effective white papers is a big challenge. Now youcan benefit from the experience of a white paper specialistwho’s done more than 200 projects for clients from SiliconValley to Finland, from mighty Google to tiny startups. AuthorGordon Graham—also known as That White PaperGuy—provides dozens of tips and tricks to help your projectcome together faster and easier. White Papers For Dummies will help you to: Quickly determine if your B2B firm could benefit from a whitepaper Master the three phases of every white paper project: planning, production, and promotion Understand when and how to use the three main types of whitepaper Decide which elements to include and which to leave out Learn the best practices of seasoned white paper researchersand writers Choose from 40 different promotional tactics to get the wordout Avoid common mistakes that many beginners make
Description : Audio engineers use dynamics processors on almost any mix they make. This book will provide you all the information you need to have to truly understand your dynamics processors making this book a very attractive way to understand your studio-gear! This is the first in a series of digital audio-engineering books written by Wick van den Belt, who used to be head-lecturer on various audio engineering courses.
Description : A Seventeen.com Best YA Books of 2017 A Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of 2017 A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens 2017 A 2018 CCBC Choices Book "Hilarious." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That's how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it's how she'll get into Stanford. But she's never had a boyfriend. In fact, she's a disaster at romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her "K Drama Steps to True Love," Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama. A Margaret Ferguson Book