A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Harold Earls, IV,Rachel Earls
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780525653776
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Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - ECPA BESTSELLER - The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world. As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel's dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband's audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything. A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith--in each other and in God. As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting. A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God's purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Harold Earls,Rachel Earls
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780525653752
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Release: 2020
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The husband and wife team behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story for the first time, revealing how a dream to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith and commitment to each other"--

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Harold Earls, IV,Rachel Earls
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780525653769
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world. As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything. A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith—in each other and in God. As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting. A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God’s purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

Higher Calling

Higher Calling
Author: Max Leonard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781473524156
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Release: 2017-05-25
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do road cyclists go to the mountains? Many books tell you where the mountains are, or how long and how high. None of them ask ‘Why?’ After all, cycling up a mountain is hard – so hard that, to many non-cyclists, it can seem absurd. But, for some, climbing a mountain gracefully (and beating your competitors up the slope) represents the pinnacle of cycling achievement. The mountains are where legends are forged and cycling’s greats make their names. Why are Europe’s mountain ranges professional cycling’s Wembley Stadium or its Colosseum? Why do amateurs also make a pilgrimage to these high, remote roads and what do we see and feel when we do? Why are the roads there in the first place? Higher Calling explores the central place of mountains in the folklore of road cycling. Blending adventure and travel writing with the rich narrative of pro racing, Max Leonard takes the reader from the battles that created the Alpine roads to the shepherds tending their flocks on the peaks, and to a Grand Tour climax on the ‘highest road in Europe’. And he tells stories of courage and sacrifice, war and love, obsession and elephants along the way.

Our Higher Calling

Our Higher Calling
Author: Holden Thorp,Buck Goldstein
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781469646879
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Release: 2018-07-18
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is a growing sense of crisis and confusion about the purpose and sustainability of higher education in the United States. In the midst of this turmoil, students are frequently referred to as customers and faculty as employees, educational outcomes are increasingly measured in terms of hiring and salary metrics for graduates, and programs are assessed as profit and loss centers. Despite efforts to integrate business-oriented thinking and implement new forms of accountability in colleges and universities, Americans from all backgrounds are losing confidence in the nation's institutions of higher learning, and these institutions must increasingly confront what has proven to be an unsustainable business model. In Our Higher Calling, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein draw on interviews with higher education thought leaders and their own experience, inside and outside the academy, to address these problems head on, articulating the challenges facing higher education and describing in pragmatic terms what can and cannot change--and what should and should not change. They argue that those with a stake in higher education must first understand a fundamental compact that has long been at the heart of the American system: a partnership wherein colleges and universities support the development of an educated and skilled citizenry and create new knowledge in exchange for stable public investment and a strong degree of autonomy to pursue research without undue external pressure. By outlining ways to restore this partnership, Thorp and Goldstein endeavor to start a conversation that paves the way for a solution to one of the country's most pressing problems.

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Don Bonker
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781400329069
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Elm Hill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An exuberant autobiography that began with a fist fight at a get acquainted dance, then on to an adventurous path, cluttered with pot holes and uncertainty that took me beyond what I could ever imagine. Ultimately, it’s about how you will be remembered: is it your notable accomplishments or the values associated with who you were? Re-visiting my life as a congressman, I began to realize this could be the inkwell that I’d dip my quill into as I shared how becoming a Christian, plus the influence of notable leaders and plenty of serendipity that helped shaped my public persona. It was a reminder about the importance of the higher standard in serving the public interest, obviously lacking in today’s political culture. During my fourteen years in Congress, I witnessed first-hand the civility and trust among the leadership of both political parties that trickled down to the committee rooms and in the House Chamber that lead to notable accomplishments. My own achievements on international trade, human rights, preserving our natural resources happened only because of bipartisan support. Not so today. In the Halls of Congress and beyond (social media), it is more about radical partisanship and the special interests that reigns amok over our political system--a traumatized Congress, verifying what we don’t want to hear: this is democracy at its worst. Hopefully my book is revealing of democracy in its best form. For those of faith who serve in elective office, there is plenty of scrutiny, as I experienced as a Democrat. Whether it’s your adversaries, the skeptical media, or even supporters, there are lingering questions about who you are. Your moral fiber is always on the line, although some political figures manage to twist and slide and escape the judgment that they merit. And others get squarely called out and dragged before the court of public scrutiny. Hopefully, A Higher Calling well serve as a moral compass for others who must cope with their own challenges. My good fortune was a select number of political leaders, whose integrity and moral courage had an influence on my personal and political life that I did not fully appreciate until writing this book. A few were men of faith and others were guided by a moral compass, embracing higher standards that put the national interest first and foremost. Their actions for the common good over political and material self-interest showed me the right way. The act of re-living one’s past was revealing of how the episodes and intrigue captured the essence who I was and to solidify the inevitable question: why am I here? That line of inquiry led me to a rather creative epiphany: it wasn’t so much a memoir that I was prepared to write, but a call to action that made a big difference and has inspired me to share with others.

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Dana Isaiah Thomas
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310766490
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Empowering and inspiring, Dana Isaiah Thomas’ A Higher Calling: Claiming God’s Best for Your Life takes an honest, practical look at growing your faith. Packed with devotions on embracing confidence and trust while letting go of fears and doubts, this devotional is perfect for young adults who want to let the ups and downs of life bring them closer to Christ. The book includes: 31 “mini-chapter” devotions with topical messages on topics all young adults face Journaling space after each devotion Scripture from the text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) translation A discussion guide for individual or group use A Scripture index

A Higher Calling Moving Forward in Your Walk With God

A Higher Calling  Moving Forward in Your Walk With God
Author: Shannon Fitzgerald Thomas
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9781620237090
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Release: 2020-12-31
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“If anyone would come after me let him deny himself, take up the cross, and follow me.” (MATTHEW 16:24) There is a path that God has set for your life––a path that will allow you to be shaped and fashioned unto the measure of the statue of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). It is up to you alone to decide to turn from your previous path, take up the cross, and walk with Him. Elder Shannon Fitzgerald Thomas used to lean on his own understanding and seek the pleasures of the physical world. But then God illuminated his true purpose: to share the good news and spread the gospel to all His people. God made his purpose clear and guided him from his former life of sin and showed him into the way of His light. He now presses toward the mark for the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). You too have a path set before you; you can walk with Christ and live in truth and goodness. In A Higher Calling: Moving Forward in Your Walk With God, Elder Shannon Fitzgerald Thomas reveals the guidance God has instilled in him to share with the world so that all of God’s children might once again hear His voice and continue their walk with Him. He is waiting for you; follow Him.

Our High Calling

Our High Calling
Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0828015015
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Release: 2000
Editor: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Language: en

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High Calling

High Calling
Author: Evelyn Husband
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781418515676
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Release: 1996-06-28
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rick Husband wanted to be an astronaut since his fourth birthday, but it wasn't always for the right reasons. Initially, he thought it would be neat . . . cool . . . a fun thing to do. It wasn't until he came to a spiritual crossroads and was able to give that dream up to discover the true desires of his heart before he actually got into the space shuttle program at NASA. Three failed attempts didn't daunt this driven pilot-and the fourth interview process, though lengthy and difficult, proved successful for him. Husband's years at NASA served not only to develop his integrity and character, but also to increase his faith in a Creator that could not be denied in the vastness of space. His story is not only inspirational but exhilarating and invigorating, as readers will witness the life of a man who consistently pursued the desires of his heart even as he served a faithful God.

A Higher Call

A Higher Call
Author: Adam Makos,Larry Alexander
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101618950
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Release: 2012-12-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.”—CNN • “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”—USA Today • “Oh, it’s a good one!”—Fox News A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times bestseller by the author of Spearhead. December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger... What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.” The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever.

Higher Calling

Higher Calling
Author: Scott C. Beardsley
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780813940540
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-track career paths, up through the provost’s office—are rapidly becoming a group with diverse skills and backgrounds. The same is true for many deans and administrative leaders. In Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia, Scott C. Beardsley, dean of the University of Virginia’s prestigious Darden School of Business, offers a new vision of leadership for today’s higher education. Grounded in the author’s own inspirational story of leaving McKinsey & Company in pursuit of a new source of meaning in his professional life, Higher Calling employs research gathered from search firm executives who now play king or queen maker in presidential and dean searches. It also takes into account information from U.S. liberal arts colleges—considered by many to be the bellwethers of change—to explore what set of strengths an institution of higher education needs in a leader in the twenty-first century. Beardsley explores the widely varying definitions and associated numbers of traditional and nontraditional leaders and asks, Why are U.S. colleges and universities hiring nontraditional candidates to lead them into the future? How are the skills required to lead higher education institutions changing? Or has the search process changed, resulting in a more diverse set of candidates? Providing not only an analysis of nontraditional leaders in higher education but also strategies for developing skills and selecting leaders, Beardsley offers a wealth of information for the modern university in the face of change.

Higher Is Waiting

Higher Is Waiting
Author: Tyler Perry
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9780812989342
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Release: 2017
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The cinematic innovator behind Tyler Perry Studios traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career, in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.--Worldcat.

God s High Calling for Women

God s High Calling for Women
Author: John F. MacArthur
Pages: 96
ISBN: 157567324X
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Release: 2009-03-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The subject of women in the church is both important and controversial—John MacArthur is not afraid of either. In this revised work, MacArthur examines what the Bible teaches in I Timothy 2:9-15. He discusses topics ranging from the attitude and appearance of women to their role in and contribution to the church. God’s High Calling for Women can be used alongside or apart from the audio series available from Grace to You in either a personal or group study. Unique features: -Corresponds with the audio message series available from Grace to You -Features revised content and study questions -For personal or group study use

A Higher Loyalty

A Higher Loyalty
Author: James Comey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250192462
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

The Highest Calling

The Highest Calling
Author: Lawrence Janesky
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781497653368
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspirational novel about business and life, struggle and success There are millions of people who own small businesses—and millions struggle. The Highest Calling is the inspirational story of one of them: Troy Becker. Troy has struggled for twelve years with his remodeling business. Not making much money, working seventy hours per week, his family life suffering, Troy is frustrated and confused. One day, an old man named Cy mysteriously appears in Troy’s life—and keeps appearing. Cy, who is on a desperate journey of his own, comes to understand he has been put there to help Troy—but why? And how will he convince Troy to listen? The Highest Calling is the story of helping others and of learning how to do the right things to succeed. Cy weaves the most important and powerful business principles of all time into the lessons he delivers to his student, for Troy’s sake—and his own. His teachings are beneficial to businesspeople and managers alike. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn. The Highest Calling is more than an inspirational book. For those who seek, it is a powerful entrepreneurial education—one that will improve the lives of millions for a lifetime.

A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling
Author: Dan Miller
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781683143468
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Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Redemption Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From helicopter pilot, to professional gambler, to minister of the gospel, an adventurous country boy growing up in rural California tells his story of seeking and finding and a life transformed by God.

No Higher Calling No Greater Responsibility

No Higher Calling  No Greater Responsibility
Author: John W. Suthers
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781555918934
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Release: 2016-11-16
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A balanced critique of the justice system."—Steven Carter, former Indiana attorney generalDemystifying the powerful role of public prosecutors in the United States, John Suthers draws on more than thirty years’ experience as a prosecutor in his exploration of this public office, even tackling some controversial calls for reform.

The Cross and the Towel

The Cross and the Towel
Author: Tony Baron
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781604945362
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Release: 2011-02
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is a crisis in church leadership today. Because of widespread scandals, significant power struggles within denominations and local churches, and self-serving clergy and laity, society has lost confidence in the Church as a moral voice. What is the solution? "The Cross and the Towel" provides an ancient prophetic voice in overcoming the sins within the church. It is a guidebook for pastors and church leaders who have a sincere desire to achieve God's true mission in the world. About the Author TONY BARON holds a double doctorate in psychology and theology and currently serves as president of Servant Leadership Institute at Datron World Communications, Inc., headquartered in Vista, California. An ordained Anglican priest and canon within the Anglican Mission in the Americas, Dr. Baron teaches leadership, pastoral ministry, and Anglican studies at Azusa Pacific University School of Theology. A past regional director within the Order of St. Luke Healing Ministry, Dr. Baron is board certified in forensic medicine, is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, and consults with leaders around the world on how to live for the sake of others. He is also the author of "The Art of Servant Leadership: Designing Your Organization for the Sake of Others."

High Calling

High Calling
Author: Rick Joyner
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780768495393
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Release: 2011-07-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Your calling is higher than you imagine High Calling: 50 Days to a Soaring Vision is a daily devotional designed to open the eyes of your heart to see clearly the realities of the spiritual realm and unite with the heart of God. Vision is essential for all truly significant accomplishments. Spiritual vision is essential for all spiritual accomplishments. Daily topics include: Who Can Discern Truth? Vision With Power Breakthrough in the Air Intimacy Versus Familiarity Witnessing to Principalities and Powers Hesitating Between Opinions God is Spirit, and God is supernatural. You were created to fellowship with God, and there is a spiritual void in you that yearns for the spiritual, supernatural realm. If you do not fill that void with the Truth, you will be influenced or tempted by the false. But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Timothy 1:5 NASB). Discover your High Calling daily, and you will be one who touches earth with the truth of eternity and change the world you walk in for His glory.