The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781459620834
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Release: 2011-05-20
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

Tandia

Tandia
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781459620803
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Release: 2011-05-20
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

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Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid and consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel deep in the veld. There she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead: she trains as a terrorist. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own: Peekay, an Oxford undergraduate who is also the challenger for the world welterweight boxing championship - and a white man. And in a land where mixed relationships are outlawed, their growing love can only have the most explosive consequences.

The Power

The Power
Author: Naomi Alderman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316547659
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post **WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION** One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

The Power of One Thing

The Power of One Thing
Author: Randy Carlson
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780842382229
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Release: 2009
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Counselor and popular radio host Dr. Carlson invites readers to begin moving toward change one daily, intentional step at a time. He teaches readers how to figure out which positive change can make the biggest payoff in their lives.

The Power of One Man

The Power of One Man
Author: Ron Archer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781684511433
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What can one man do? History is filled with world-changing events that turned on the hinge of a single person taking action. Their decisions and words shaped the world later generations came to inhabit. In The Power of One Man, author Ron Archer examines biblical figures who changed the world in which they lived, then applies those lessons to the challenges men face today—deftly weaving the narrative with stories of both failure and success in his own life in a way that is not only educational, but inspirational. Most of the social problems in our culture stem from an epidemic of fatherlessness. But as Ron’s own life demonstrates, God has a plan to redeem and restore those areas by redeeming and restoring men themselves—one individual at a time. What can God do with just one man? Anything He wants to—if you let Him.

24 6

24 6
Author: Tiffany Shlain
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982116880
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award People’s New Book Worth Reading Real Simple’s Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read “I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea. I highly recommend it.” —The New York Times “Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure...24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom.” — Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author This “wise, wonderful work” (Publishers Weekly starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence. Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself. “Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest” (Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Sally Palmer Thomason
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781496829191
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Release: 2020-08-17
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For thirty-four years Sister Anne Brooks, a Catholic nun and doctor of osteopathy, served one of the nation’s most impoverished towns and regions, Tutwiler, in Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta. In 1983, she reopened the Tutwiler Clinic, which had remained closed for five years, as no other physician was willing to serve in Tallahatchie County. Starting with only two other nuns and regularly working twelve-hour days, Brooks’s patient load—in a region where seven out of ten patients that walked in her door had no way to pay for care—grew from thirty to forty individuals per month her first year to more than 8,500 annually. Sally Palmer Thomason tells the powerful story of Sister Anne Brooks, beginning with her tumultuous childhood, the contracting and overcoming of crippling arthritis in early adulthood, and her near-unprecedented decision to attend medical school at the age of forty. Dr. Brooks’s remarkable dedication and accomplishments in caring for the health and well-being of both the individuals and the community of Tutwiler attracted ongoing attention and was often featured in national publications and media, including People magazine and 60 Minutes. Thomason not only shares Brooks’s powerful story but reveals, through excerpts from journal entries, letters, and interviews, the intimate musings that connect Brooks’s faith in God to her profound compassion for others. Whether it is Brooks’s efforts to desegregate Tutwiler or provide free healthcare, her constant devotion to others is striking.

Tommo Hawk

Tommo   Hawk
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Pages: 675
ISBN: 0140271562
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paperback edition of an historical novel first published in 1997. In the mid-19th century, twin brothers are kidnapped and separated in childhood, and reunited in Hobart at the age of 15. The novel tells of their adventures as they travel through the Pacific Ocean and to various destinations in Australia and New Zealand, and the way in which their relationship develops. The best-selling author's other publications include 'The Power of One' and 'The Potato Factory'.

The Power of a Single Number

The Power of a Single Number
Author: Philipp Lepenies
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780231541435
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world's most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary economic target, and while criticism of this measure has grown, neither its champions nor its detractors deny its central importance in our political culture. In The Power of a Single Number, Philipp Lepenies recounts the lively history of GDP's political acceptance—and eventual dominance. Locating the origins of GDP measurements in Renaissance England, Lepenies explores the social and political factors that originally hindered its use. It was not until the early 1900s that an ingenuous lone-wolf economist revived and honed GDP's statistical approach. These ideas were then extended by John Maynard Keynes, and a more focused study of national income was born. American economists furthered this work by emphasizing GDP's ties to social well-being, setting the stage for its ascent. GDP finally achieved its singular status during World War II, assuming the importance it retains today. Lepenies's absorbing account helps us understand the personalities and popular events that propelled GDP to supremacy and clarifies current debates over the wisdom of the number's rule.

Awaken

Awaken
Author: Priscilla Shirer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781462776375
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The choice of a devotional book is more personal than most. This kind of reading is not merely for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment. No, with this kind of resource you’re expecting and praying for something more. You want to hear from God, receive His direction, and be refreshed in the depths of your soul. Only God’s Word can do that. So you need to choose wisely. With her first devotional book, Priscilla Shirer makes your choice easy. For even though she’s written multiple best-selling books and Bible studies, including the 2016 ECPA “Christian Book of the Year” (Fervent), even though she regularly speaks to thousands at conference venues and churches around the world, even though she was the lead actress in a #1 box-office feature film (War Room) . . . It all starts for Priscilla where it all starts for you. Alone with God. Alone with His Word. Eager to hear His voice. Prepared to humbly and obediently respond. She hopes, more than anything else, that the daily insights you receive in these pages will challenge, encourage, and strengthen you in every way. These ninety devotions from the heart of a mom, wife, encourager, and friend will Awaken you each day with fresh insights gleaned from the Spirit of God. Ready to help you mine the treasures of Scripture and fortify you for the day ahead. This devotional is . . . a good choice.

One

One
Author: Kellie McNabb
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1894813804
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Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her life fell apart, Kellie McNabb decided that the one thing that would put her back together would be to complete an Ironman. Follow her journey. This memoir is part self-help and part inspiration. This book is sure to make you realize that all you need to do is take one step.

The Power of More

The Power of More
Author: Marnie McBean
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781926812649
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Release: 2012-04-27
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shares the idea that ambition, setting small goals, communication, teamwork, and preparation are what it takes to be successful.

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385669757
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Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

The Power of Half

The Power of Half
Author: Kevin Salwen,Hannah Salwen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780547486215
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Release: 2010-02-10
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A true story of making a difference: “What does your family stand for? Read this book—it will change your life” (Daniel H. Pink). It all started when fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen had a “eureka” moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood at the same moment when a glistening Mercedes coupe pulled up, she said “You know, Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal.” Until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream—providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part but not really feeling it. So when Hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world—and found that it changed them, too. “You feel lighter reading this book, as if the heavy weight of house and car and appliances, the need to collect these things to feel safe as a family, are lifted and replaced by something that makes much more sense.” —Los Angeles Times

The Power of When

The Power of When
Author: Michael Breus,
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316391276
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn the best time to do everything--from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run--according to your body's chronotype. Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus proves in The Power Of When, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun. The Power Of When presents a groundbreaking new program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine. After you've taken Dr. Breus's comprehensive Bio-Time Quiz to figure out your chronotype (are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you'll find out the best time to do over 50 different activities. Featuring a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and packed with fascinating facts, fun personality quizzes, and easy-to-follow guidelines, The Power Of When is the ultimate "lifehack" to help you achieve your goals.

The Power of Now

The Power of Now
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781577313113
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Release: 2010-10-06
Editor: New World Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Let My People Vote

Let My People Vote
Author: Desmond Meade
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780807062326
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Desmond Meade survived a tough childhood only to find himself with a felony conviction. He further survived hardships that led him to the brink of suicide. Finding the strength to pull his life together, he graduated from law school and married. When his wife ran for state office, he was filled with pride--but not permitted to vote for her. He spearheaded a movement to restore voting rights to felons who had served their terms, and in November of 2018, Amendment 4 passed with 65% of the vote. Today, Desmond continues his justice work, including fighting back against new restrictions placed on Florida voters, restrictions that have been likened to Jim Crow laws. In this book he tells the story of his battles on all fronts, and of his undying belief in the power of a fully enfranchised nation.

Power of Three

Power of Three
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780007388554
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Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story of Ayna and Ceri, who both had Gifts, and of Gair, who thought he was ordinary.

The Power of One Degree Leader s Guide

The Power of One Degree   Leader s Guide
Author: Mark Mattingly,Journal
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0999008005
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Release: 2017-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Power of 1°" seeks to align us as worship leaders and team members with what God intended worship to be about: Him. The deeper we know God, the greater our worship will be. To become better leaders of worship, it is imperative we get to know God, the object of our worship, better. During the next 52 weeks, you and your team will embark on an adventure to learn more about God and worship. You will be challenged through these devotionals to see worship from God's perspective and avoid common worship leading pitfalls. You will prayerfully grow deeper in love with Jesus, more clearly understand your role as a worshipper and become more effective in leading others into the presence of God. It is time we return to what God intended for us to be: Worshippers that are unashamedly abandoned for Him and who desire nothing less than to fully obey our Lord. If our churches are going to have the eternal impact God desires for us, it must start with us as pastors and leaders, including those of us that help lead people in worship to our Living God. May this book help propel you and your worship ministry closer to Him... PS - "The Power of 1° - LEADER'S GUIDE" is designed for Worship Leaders to utilize in leading their teams through the devotionals. "The Power of 1° - PARTICIPANT'S GUIDE" is designed for Worship Team Members to use in following along during devotionals.

The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Sharif M. Abdullah
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1897408048
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Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: New Catalyst Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By subverting the dominant paradigm of power and leadership, "The Power of One" shows readers how to create a society based on love, compassion, and authenticity.