Summary of Eric Metaxas s If You Can Keep It by Milkyway Media

Summary of Eric Metaxas   s If You Can Keep It by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Pages: 15
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Milkyway Media
Language: en

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In If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (2016), Eric Metaxas issues a call for Americans to remember the tenets upon which their country was founded and to save the United States from losing its prominence in the world. Approaching the history of the United States from a religious standpoint, Metaxas revisits early moments in American history that have defined the country and praises the work of the framers of the Constitution. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management

Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management
Author: Tobias M. Scholz
Pages: 237
ISBN: 363171890X
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Release: 2017
Editor: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big data are changing the way we work. This book conveys a theoretical understanding of big data and the related interactions on a socio-technological level as well as on the organizational level. Big data challenge the human resource department to take a new role. An organization's new competitive advantage is its employees augmented by big data.

Turkey

Turkey
Author: Erik J. Zürcher
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781786721839
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Release: 2017-12-21
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

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This revised edition builds upon and updates its twin themes of Turkey's continuing incorporation into the capitalist world and the modernization of state and society. It begins with the forging of closer links with Europe after the French Revolution, and the changing face of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Zurcher argues that Turkey's history between 1908 and 1950 should be seen as a unity, and offers a strongly revisionist interpretation of Turkey's founding father, Kemal Ataturk. In his account of the period since 1950, Zurcher focuses on the growth of mass politics; the three military coups; the thorny issue of Turkey's human right's record; the alliance with the West and relations with the European Community; Turkey's ambivalent relations with the Middle East; the increasingly explosive Kurdish question; and the continuing political instability and growth of Islam.

Vertical Church

Vertical Church
Author: James MacDonald
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780781408615
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Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

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An emergency call, and I rush from my coziness into the dark community where the police have requested a chaplain. Arriving in minutes, I find the family imploding with grief having just discovered their son hanging in the garage. In a moment of unshakable pain, he jumped off the ladder and into eternity. And I will never shake the look in their eyes when I asked why he hadn't called a church. "Why would he do that?" Across town, a pool of tears on my kitchen table as an out of town guest feels the weight of his infidelity, despairing that his famished soul finds no refuge and that he has to board a plane to feel fellowship. "Has your church tried to help you?" And the Christian leader confesses he hasn't been to church in years. Infighting, backbiting, heartbreaking, frustrating ... church. Though exceptions do exist, the reality is that church in America is failing one life at a time. Somewhere between pathetically predictable and shamefully entertaining, sadly sentimental and rarely authentic, church has become worst of all ... godless. Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found. In Vertical Church God shows up, and that changes everything. If you want to experience God as you never have before and witness His hand at work, if you want to wake up to the first thought, "Thank God it's Sunday," if you're ready to feel your heart beat faster as you drive to your place of worship ... then devour and digest the lessons of Vertical Church.

The Evolution of Adam

The Evolution of Adam
Author: Peter Enns
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781441236333
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the Fall of Adam. However, an evolutionary view of beginnings doesn't allow for a historical Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this presents a faith-shaking tension. Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. Focusing on key biblical passages in the discussion, Enns demonstrates that the author of Genesis and the apostle Paul wrote to ask and answer ancient questions for ancient people; the fact that they both speak of Adam does not determine whether Christians can accept evolution. This thought-provoking book helps readers reconcile the teachings of the Bible with the widely held evolutionary view of beginnings and will appeal to anyone interested in the Christianity-evolution debate.

Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Michael Strauss,J. Richard Gott
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781400883226
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Release: 2016-09-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicists Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

Adventuring with Books

Adventuring with Books
Author: Amy A. McClure
Pages: 536
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114555647
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Release: 2002
Editor: National Council of Teachers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this 13th edition of "Adventuring with Books," teachers and librarians will find descriptions of more than 850 texts (published between 1999 and 2001) suitable for student use in background research, unit study, or pleasure reading, and children will find books that delight, amuse, and entertain. The texts described in the book are divided into 24 general topics, including Science Nonfiction; Struggle and Survival; Fantasy Literature; Sports; Games and Hobbies; and Mathematics in Our World. To highlight literature that reflects the schools' multiple ethnicities, the booklist also introduces readers to recent literature that celebrates African American, Asian and Pacific Island, Hispanic American, and indigenous cultures. Each chapter begins with a brief list of selection criteria, a streamlined list of all annotated titles in that chapter, and an introduction in which chapter editors discuss their criteria and the status of available books in that subject area. While the reviews were written by adults, the voices and opinions of children are often included as well, lending credence to adult choices of the quality children's books. (NKA).

The Pluto Files The Rise and Fall of America s Favorite Planet

The Pluto Files  The Rise and Fall of America s Favorite Planet
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780393073348
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Release: 2010-07-12
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon Stewart When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York." Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. With his inimitable wit, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub.

Men of Science Men of God

Men of Science  Men of God
Author: Henry Morris
Pages: 97
ISBN: 9781614587552
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Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scientists choose whether they will believer God's word or discount it. Explore over 101 biographies of groundbreaking, influential scientists with their Christian testimonies See how the belief in a Creator inspired the earliest explorations of science and still impacts the work of Bible-believing scientists today Science and faith are often considered incompatible in the academic world today. One is seen as representing truth, while the other is viewed as fanciful according to the skeptical, science-centered culture. But the reality is that thousands of scientists, in fact, many of science’s greatest “founding fathers,” believed openly in God as they worked and studied His created world. Learn how their discoveries led them to even greater depths of faith and how their beliefs influenced and inspired their work. There is nothing in science that can ever prove that God does not exist and, therefore, no way that science can disprove Creation. For so many in the past, the answer was that their faith was inseparable from their science, a powerful point to encourage believers and challenge the skeptics.

Chasing Space

Chasing Space
Author: Leland Melvin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062496775
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. In this uplifting memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, determination, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.

Freedom s Daughters

Freedom s Daughters
Author: Lynne Olson
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9780684850122
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Release: 2001
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Profiles the fearless, resourceful female leaders of the civil rights movement, including Ida Wells, who led the protest against lynching, and Jo Ann Robinson, who helped launch the Montgomery bus boycott.

Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery

Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698166202
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Release: 2003-06-23
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Cam Jansen has a great time looking for shells on the beach with her friend Eric and her aunt Molly. But when they're done, Cam's mother is nowhere in sight! She was just sitting under a red umbrella, so how could she have disappeared? With a click, Cam puts her photographic memory to work to find her mom.

Black Detroit

Black Detroit
Author: Herb Boyd
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062346643
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist 2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation’s fabric. Herb Boyd moved to Detroit in 1943, as race riots were engulfing the city. Though he did not grasp their full significance at the time, this critical moment would be one of many he witnessed that would mold his political activism and exposed a city restless for change. In Black Detroit, he reflects on his life and this landmark place, in search of understanding why Detroit is a special place for black people. Boyd reveals how Black Detroiters were prominent in the city’s historic, groundbreaking union movement and—when given an opportunity—were among the tireless workers who made the automobile industry the center of American industry. Well paying jobs on assembly lines allowed working class Black Detroiters to ascend to the middle class and achieve financial stability, an accomplishment not often attainable in other industries. Boyd makes clear that while many of these middle-class jobs have disappeared, decimating the population and hitting blacks hardest, Detroit survives thanks to the emergence of companies such as Shinola—which represent the strength of the Motor City and and its continued importance to the country. He also brings into focus the major figures who have defined and shaped Detroit, including William Lambert, the great abolitionist, Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, Coleman Young, the city’s first black mayor, diva songstress Aretha Franklin, Malcolm X, and Ralphe Bunche, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. With a stunning eye for detail and passion for Detroit, Boyd celebrates the music, manufacturing, politics, and culture that make it an American original.

Christianity on Trial

Christianity on Trial
Author: W. Mark Lanier
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780830896349
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Release: 2014-06-23
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Does Christianity hold up under scrutiny? Mark Lanier, one of America's top trial lawyers, uses his experienced legal eye to examine the plausibility of the Christian faith. Bringing science, current knowledge, and common sense together in a courtroom approach, this "trial" elucidates a rich understanding of God and a strong foundation for Christian faith.

A Spectacle of Glory

A Spectacle of Glory
Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780310346784
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you ever wonder why God created you? The Bible spells it out plainly: God created you to showcase His glory—to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to all those you encounter. After nearly 50 years of living as a quadriplegic, and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, Joni has learned firsthand the importance of glorifying God through the toughest of situations. Through this devotional, Joni will help you discover how to put God’s glory on display—how to say no to complaining and say yes to daily following God down even the most difficult paths. Along the way, you will find great comfort and encouragement by focusing on the one who longs to lead and guide you every step of the way, every day. Don’t ever think your life is too ordinary, your world too small, or your work too insignificant. All of it is a stage set for you to glorify God.

Insane Clown President

Insane Clown President
Author: Matt Taibbi
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399592478
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy’s uncertain future, by the country’s most perceptive and fearless political journalist. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone—plus two original essays—Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization’s very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion. Years before the clown car of candidates was fully loaded, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left, from the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the flawed and aimless Hillary Clinton campaign; the rise of the “dangerously bright” alt-right with its wall-loving identity politics and its rapturous view of the “Racial Holy War” to come; and the giant fail of a flailing, reactive political media that fed a ravenous news cycle not with reporting on political ideology, but with undigested propaganda served straight from the campaign bubble. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party, “bloviating and farting his way” through the campaign, “saying outrageous things, acting like Hitler one minute and Andrew Dice Clay the next.” For Taibbi, the stunning rise of Trump marks the apotheosis of the new postfactual movement. Taibbi frames the reporting with original essays that explore the seismic shift in how we perceive our national institutions, the democratic process, and the future of the country. Insane Clown President is not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy. It offers the riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experience of seeing the future in hindsight. “Scathing . . . What keeps the pages turning in this so freshly familiar story line is the vivid observation and original turns of phrase.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Faith Is Not a Feeling

Faith Is Not a Feeling
Author: Ney Bailey
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307564801
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Release: 2009-05-20
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1976 the Big Thompson River flood in Colorado took 150 lives, including those of seven women on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ International. Deeply grieved by the loss, survivor Ney Bailey embraced a journey of faith that led her to a life-changing truth: No matter how things look and no matter how we feel, God is in control. In Faith is Not a Feeling, Ney reveals how life’s tragedies and challenges lead each of us to an important decision about how we will relate to God. Building on a foundation of experiences all believers can relate to, this well-loved speaker and teacher shows how you can take advantage of the endless opportunities life provided to deepen your trust in the Lord. Faith is Not a Feeling has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to choose to believe God’s promises over their own personal feelings. Now you, too, can discover the secrets that will allow you to face painful experiences with a measure of objectivity, use your feelings to take you to God, and experience true peace in the midst of failure and trials. Best of all, you will learn how to obediently and confidently take God at His word as you never have before.

Sovereign Duty

Sovereign Duty
Author: KrisAnne Hall,Krisanne Hall J D
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1499121148
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Release: 2014-04-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every single branch of the United States government, regardless of the party in control, has failed us and has failed its duty to uphold the Constitution. So where do we go? Where does the solution lie? Certainly there is no single magic bullet, but there is a framework within which the most powerful solutions can be found. In this book I will describe that framework for you and lay again the solid foundation upon which the people's power rests. Make no mistake, the principles that built America were centuries in the making. The framers used hard-won wisdom to lay the foundation of one of the most prosperous and free nations in human history. Yet, some of the most significant blocks of truth have been ripped from the foundation of our understanding and as a result, the great house that is America is being torn down brick by brick. It's time to rebuild and we must start with the foundation. So, get your boots on. This job is shovel-ready. It's time to get to work. It's time to do our Sovereign Duty. Do you want to the answers to the big debates about liberty? Do you want to be armed with the ammunition to defeat the liberal lies? KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional attorney, national speaker and radio talk show host gives you the ammunition you need. Learn the truth about: State Sovereignty Nullification Article V Convention Second Amendment Constitutional Sheriffs

Those Angry Days

Those Angry Days
Author: Lynne Olson
Pages: 548
ISBN: 9780812982145
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Release: 2014
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.

Blond Ghost

Blond Ghost
Author: David Corn
Pages: 509
ISBN: UOM:39015032591631
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A biography of CIA agent Shackley is also a critical look a the CIA and its conflicting roles of objective intelligence gathering and counter-espionage operations