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The Temptations of Jonah Webb by Amina Harrison

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By Amina Harrison

"Where God builds a churh, the satan will attempt to construct a chapel."
In her novella, the enticements OF JONAH WEBB, the writer Amina Harrison has written a fictional tale, a few well off gentleman through the identify of Jonah Webb. all of the approach as much as his calling to turn into a minister, Jonah might be plagued alongside the best way by means of a nemesis by way of the identify of "Belial Puck." additionally within the very technique of dealing with his twelve steps plan to heaven; Jonah Webb will virtually lose his very soul via listening and "lolling" round the "unearthly imp," who's close to dangerously often called Belial Puck. pass over Amina Harrison has penned her first, center tugging novella; with a religious undertone approximately many of the offerings we need to make a decision, by way of our personal destinies.

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The Business of IT: How to Improve Service and Lower Costs by Robert Ryan,Tim Raducha-Grace

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By Robert Ryan,Tim Raducha-Grace

Drive extra enterprise worth from IT…

and Bridge the space among IT and company Leadership

  • Apply enterprise practices all through IT to optimize budgets and increase ROI
  • Create better delight and extra practical expectancies for IT through the business
  • Written through major IBM specialists on bringing enterprise self-discipline to IT

IT firms have accomplished extraordinary technological adulthood, yet many were slower to undertake world-class enterprise practices. This booklet offers IT and enterprise executives with how you can in achieving better enterprise self-discipline all through IT, collaborate extra successfully, sharpen specialise in the client, and force larger price from IT funding. The booklet makes a speciality of 4 particular components of industrial practices regarding enhancing IT provider administration, coping with prone’ expense and price, measuring IT functionality with a aim of enhancing carrier and decreasing fee, and bettering client alignment. Drawing on their adventure consulting with best IT organisations, Robert Ryan and Tim Raducha-Grace aid IT leaders make experience of different how one can enhance IT carrier and cheaper price, together with ITIL, IT monetary administration, balanced scorecards, and company instances. You’ll methods to decide on the easiest ways to enhance IT enterprise practices to your surroundings and use those practices to enhance provider caliber, decrease bills, and force top-line profit growth.

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Your Son’s Resume to Building It Together: A Key to by George Vogel

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By George Vogel

"Parenting
“Why make investments The Time?”
Building your son’s resume isn't just approximately your son’s destiny, it truly is approximately “YOU” and
the such a lot worthwhile fascinating act of affection you'll probably ever experience.
The Resume
A resume is not only an accumulation of one-liners, they're years of valuable
activities and reports your son won't purely be mindful and cherish yet will be
the beginning to construct his destiny upon.
You will detect how to:
• construct your son’s resume instead of simply attempting to fi nd goods to include
after it really is too late.
• arrange a plan for actions so your son isn't missed or left out.
• locate how one can beat the procedure that turns out to not be on your son’s favor.
• Write and plan your son’s highway map to success.
“Preparing for the long run makes a
more significant today”"

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STAAR Grade 5 Reading Assessment Flashcard Study System: by STAAR Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

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By STAAR Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

STAAR Grade five studying evaluate Flashcard examine process makes use of repetitive tools of analysis to educate you the way to wreck aside and speedy clear up tricky try questions about the nation of Texas tests of educational Readiness. examine after research has proven that spaced repetition is the simplest kind of studying, and not anything beats flashcards by way of making repetitive studying enjoyable and quickly. Our flashcards show you how to learn small, digestible bits of data which are effortless to benefit and provides you publicity to the several query kinds and ideas. STAAR Grade five studying overview Flashcard research method covers the entire most vital subject matters that you will want to know to achieve success on try out day.

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Cruising the Eastern Caribbean: A Guide to the Ships & Ports by Diane Rapp

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By Diane Rapp

This ebook deals finished assurance of vessels that cruise the zone and what they offer--service, cabin info, facilities, passenger/crew ratio, eating suggestions and itineraries. The consultant covers: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas & Martinique.

The writer tells you ways to get the main from your 8-10 hours in every one port the ships may be calling on. details coated comprises taxi excursions, the place to discover the easiest retailers, travel operators who're conversant in the ships' schedules and may get you again in your send on time. for many ports, steered jogging excursions are exact, and out-of-town sights are defined as well.

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Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio by Randal L. Hall

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By Randal L. Hall

within the Thirties radio stations stuffed the airwaves with courses and musical performances approximately rural Americans―farmers and small-town citizens suffering in the course of the nice melancholy. the most well known of those indicates was once Lum and Abner, the brainchild of Chester "Chet" Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff, younger businessmen from Arkansas.

Beginning in 1931 and lasting for greater than twenty years, the exhibit revolved round the lives of standard humans within the fictional group of Pine Ridge, in accordance with the hamlet of Waters, Arkansas. The identify characters, who're farmers, neighborhood officers, and the keepers of the Jot 'Em Down shop, be ready to entangle themselves in various hilarious dilemmas. The program's light humor and infrequently complicated characters had huge charm either to rural southerners, who have been familiar with being the butt of jokes within the nationwide media, and to city listeners who have been interested by descriptions of lifestyles within the American countryside.

Lum and Abner used to be characterised by means of the snappy, verbal comedic dueling that grew to become renowned on radio courses of the Thirties. utilizing this layout, Lauck and Goff allowed their characters to subvert conventional authority and to poke enjoyable at universal misconceptions approximately rural existence. The express additionally featured hillbilly and different well known song, an innovation that drew a much bigger viewers. hence, Arkansas skilled a growth in tourism, and southern listeners started to immerse themselves in a brand new nationwide pop culture.

In Lum and Abner: Rural the USA and the Golden Age of Radio, historian Randal L. corridor explains the heritage and significance of this system, its creators, and its nationwide viewers. He additionally provides a treasure trove of twenty-nine formerly unavailable scripts from the show's earliest interval, scripts that show a lot in regards to the nice melancholy, rural lifestyles, hillbilly stereotypes, and a seminal interval of yankee radio.

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The Founder: Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power by Robert I. Rotberg

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By Robert I. Rotberg

Cecil Rhodes was once an impressive determine, tall, robust-looking, with a leonine head, a guy so charismatic that one modern claimed that "belief in Rhodes was once an alternative to religion." yet he used to be definitely a guy of contradictions. He used to be a dreamy idealist whose favourite publication was once The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and a ruthless businessman whose tenet was once "every guy has his price." He supported invidious racial legislation in South Africa, and invented and subsidized the world-renowned Rhodes Scholarships. even though his personal schooling and highbrow skills have been unprepossessing, he ruled the British Empire and have become one of many prime figures within the English-speaking international, the confidant of Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm, and a guy of significant wealth and world-wide influence.
Based on seventeen years of study, this huge quantity bargains the definitive biography of 1 of the main arguable figures of the 19th century. Rhodes was once really higher than existence, and this ebook captures that existence in interesting aspect. It deals an astute portrait of Rhodes' youth and formative years, proficient by way of insights from glossy psychology; it vividly depicts existence on a nineteenth-century African cotton farm (Rhodes' first enterprise) and in mining camps round Kimberley and the Witwatersrand; it strains the surreptitious inventory buyouts and mergers that allowed Rhodes to achieve keep watch over over ninety% of the world's diamond construction via age thirty-five; it describes his campaigns opposed to African populations that allowed him to set up Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and northern Rhodesia (now Zambia); and it discusses the poorly deliberate, disastrous raid at the Transvaal that destroyed Rhodes' reputation.
A conqueror and colonial monarch, Cecil Rhodes presided arrogantly over the destiny of southern Africa. yet he additionally equipped lasting monetary associations, furthered transportation and verbal exchange hyperlinks, more suitable agriculture, and fervently believed that he used his wealth and gear to develop the simplest pursuits of the British Empire and Africa. This biography illuminates a fancy and interesting lifestyles, a existence either evil and good.

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Harp of Glory: An African Akathist (Popular Patristics by John A. McGuckin

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By John A. McGuckin

The Harp of Glory is an enormous medieval hymn sounding the praises of the Theotokos, from the guts of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in its Golden Age. it's a textual content not often identified within the Orthodox or Western church buildings, although it is really a spiritual and literary treasure of global importance. It methods heavily to the nature and genius of the Byzantine Akathist
to the mummy of God (which it sort of feels to understand partially) yet is so profoundly rooted in a unique indigenous adventure that it absolutely merits the identify of “An African Akathist.”

This appealing lyrical poem may be of curiosity to all who stick with the increase of biblical exegesis within the historical church, and different types of the good devotion to the mummy of God that's attribute of the japanese church buildings. it's also an exquisitely crafted love tune to the Virgin (troubadour style), from a monk scholar-musician
wandering the highlands of Ethiopia, lengthy ago.

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Archives of the Airwaves Vol. 2 by Roger C. Paulson

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By Roger C. Paulson

this can be quantity 2 of a 7 quantity set from historian Roger C. Paulson delivers to be the main entire OTR encyclopedia ever written. this large tome has been twenty years within the making and is a needs to for any fan of radio. Biographies of its (even imprecise) sequence and stars, it's the such a lot entire set ever attempted!

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