Rethinking the Gift of Singleness
Author: Debbie Maken
Category: Family & Relationships
The biblical benefits of marriage and God's command to marry have been severely downplayed in churches today. Maken addresses this issue and prompts men and women to remember the Creator designed humans to feel incomplete without a spouse. (Relationships)
Author: Dr. Brett Osborn
Category: Health & Fitness
Confused by all of the health and fitness information out there? Who isn't? From nutrition and supplements to strength training, Dr. Osborn cuts through the nonsense with his logical approach. A board-certified Neurosurgeon with a secondary certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Osborn combines his 30+ years of training experience with his medical knowledge to give you an easy-to-read, science-based guide to health and longevity. No stone is left unturned in Get Serious. There are dedicated chapters on nutrition, supplements, smart drugs and strength training. And Dr. Osborn's time-tested, comprehensive training protocol is included as an appendix! This straightforward regimen will help you build strength while enhancing your body's ability to burn fat without the fancy overpriced gadgets often touted by fitness "experts." Stop wasting your time and money on such quick-fixes. They don't exist. There are no shortcuts. There are no entitlements. Dr. Osborn will encourage you to take the bull by the horns and thwart the assault of the failed healthcare system. Assume control of your health and Get Serious!. Dr. Osborn will show you how in this information-packed, life-changing guide. Get Serious is a must read!
365 Proven Ways to Find Love in Less Than a Year
Author: Janis Spindel
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Family & Relationships
The ultimate guide to finding your soul mate -- for the smart, sophisticated 35+ woman Are you looking for the right man with whom to spend the rest of your life? Still waiting for "the one" and fed up with dates that go nowhere? Janis Spindel, called a "matchmaker extraordinaire" by the New York Post, has all the advice you need to help you find your perfect match. With more than seven hundred marriages to her credit, Spindel lays out a clear road map for women who are single -- but don't want to be. She explains how to set your priorities, update your look, maximize your dating opportunities, and enter into a lasting and satisfying commitment. Get ready to succeed with helpful questionnaires, sidebars, lively tips, and candid, age-specific advice geared toward women who are already established in their lives and careers. And here's the great news: The marriage of your dreams is within reach! Prepare to laugh, prepare to do some serious thinking, and prepare to find the love of your life with this ultimate guide to unlocking your soul mate's heart -- and your own.
Author: D'Ette F. Cowan,Stacey L. Joyner,Shirley B. Beckwith
Publisher: Corwin Press
Real change comes from teachers and administrators working together Educators don’t need another “quick fix” that gives a temporary boost to school performance—they need comprehensive change that lasts. In this brief companion book to Getting Serious About the System: A Fieldbook for District and School Leaders, teachers and other stakeholders will see exactly where they fit in an effective system-wide process of change. They’ll also learn about: The research behind the successful Working Systematically approach The goals of the approach, which include addressing components and competencies at all levels A five-phase process for implementing change at the district, school, and classroom levels
A Fieldbook for District and School Leaders
Author: D'Ette Cowan,Stacey L. Joyner,Shirley B. Beckwith
Publisher: Corwin Press
This fieldbook's multidimensional approach to raising student achievement offers strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and Common Core State Standards.
Getting Serious about Urban School Reform
Author: Paul T. Hill,Christine Campbell,James Harvey
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Mayoral takeovers of big city public education systems are desperation measures. After decades of decline in school quality, something must be done to make sure city children learn enough to function as adults in American society. But how can city leaders make a real difference? This book, a sequel to Fixing Urban Schools (Brookings, 1998), is a practical guide for mayors, civic leaders, school board members, and involved citizens. Based on case studies of city reform initiatives in Boston, Memphis, New York City District #2, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Seattle, the book provides practical guidance on how to formulate a plan bold enough to work and how to deal with political opposition to change. It concludes that mayors and private sector leaders must stay engaged in education reform by creating new public-private institutions to support high quality schools.
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books
Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Since 2001 William Germano’s Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusing—especially given the increased availability of electronic resources—this second edition of Germano’s best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the “via electronica” now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. They’ll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, they’ll also find helpful advice on what they can—and must—do to promote their work. A true insider’s guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.
Getting Serious About Being Funny
Author: Paul Ryan
Publisher: Back Stage Books
Category: Performing Arts
Dyin' out there? Learn how to act funny from a top Hollywood expert. Want to know a secret? Sssshhhh. Great comedy actors aren't born...they're made. Who makes them? Paul Ryan, that's who. Now Ryan, the top comedy acting coach in Hollywood, shares his secrets in The Art of Comedy, a step-by-step guide for turning actors into comedy actors. Packed with exercises, The Art of Comedy explains exactly how to build a character, how to incorporate improvisation into a written scene, where to turn for comic inspiration, and how to increase your comedic imagination. Also included is a technical analysis of comedy greats from Milton Berle to Jerry Seinfeld. For anyone who wants to work in film, in television, or in community theater, here's the complete guide to acting funny. • Written by Hollywood's top comedy acting coach • Packed with practical step-by-step exercises • Gives actors at every level an edge at comedy auditions From the Trade Paperback edition.
Getting Serious about Winning America's Drug War
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: Newstar Press
Category: Drug abuse
An analysis of the current drug policy in the United States reveals a disturbing level of ineptness in drug control practices and presents a program for bringing the drug crisis in our nation to an end. Tour.
Author: Susan Rabiner,Alfred Fortunato
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.
Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For
Author: Ulrich L. Lehner
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Ulrich L. Lehner reintroduces Christians to the true God—not the polite, easygoing, divine therapist who doesn’t ask much of us, but the Almighty God who is unpredictable, awe-inspiring, and demands our entire lives. Stripping away the niceties with a sling blade, Lehner shows that God is more strange and beautiful than we imagine, and wants to know and transform us in the most intimate way. With his iconoclastic new book God Is Not Nice, Lehner, one of the most promising young Catholic theologians in America, challenges the God of popular culture and many of our churches and reintroduces the God of the Bible and traditional Christianity. As Lehner writes in the book’s introduction, "We all need the vaccine of the true transforming and mysterious character of God: The God who shows up in burning bushes, speaks through donkeys, drives demons into pigs, throws Saul from his horse, and appears to St. Francis. It’s only this God who has the power to challenge us, change us, and make our lives dangerous. He sweeps us into a great adventure that will make us into different people." This book is not safe. It may startle and annoy many people—including those who purport to teach and preach the Gospel, but are missing it, according to Lehner. God Is Not Nice intends to overthrow all of our popular misconceptions about God, inviting us to ask deeper questions about the nature of our lives and our relationship with him. When you're finished with God Is Not Nice, you may find the idols you constructed in God’s name smashed, replaced with a God who will ask you to live an entirely different life full of hope and transformation.