Everyday Confetti

Author: Karen Ehman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 144124493X
Format: PDF
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When a busy woman looks at her calendar and sees a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, she has the best intentions for bringing joy to her family and creating lasting memories. Then reality hits. Amidst demanding responsibilities and an overloaded schedule, when is she ever going to have time to plan the perfect celebration or find the creativity to make it special? In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for · Holidays · Birthdays · Special Events · Everyday Occasions Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.

Succubus Blues

Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 0821780778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Being a succubus sounds pretty glamorous. Shape-shifting, killer wardrobe, what's not to like? But Georgina Kincaid's life gets complicated when an unknown entity "helpfully" begins killing her immortal adversaries.

The Expatriates

Author: Janice Y. K. Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408706873
Format: PDF
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I raced through this enthralling story' Liane Moriarty 'Brilliantly plotted and written, utterly absorbing' Daily Mail 'An emotionally gripping page-turner' Elle Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. The Expatriates is an atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling story of motherhood and family set against the unforgettable backdrop of Hong Kong.

Shopping for God

Author: James B. Twitchell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416545729
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Not so long ago religion was a personal matter that was seldom discussed in public. No longer. Today religion is everywhere, from books to movies to television to the internet-to say nothing about politics. Now religion is marketed and advertised like any other product or service. How did this happen? And what does it mean for religion and for our culture? Just as we shop for goods and services, we shop for church. A couple of generations ago Americans remained in the faith they were born into. Today, many Americans change their denomination or religion, sometimes several times. Churches that know how to appeal to those shopping for God are thriving. Think megachurches. Churches that don't know how to do this or don't bother are fading away. Think mainline Protestant churches. Religion is now celebrated and shown off like a fashion accessory. We can wear our religious affiliation like a designer logo. But, says James Twitchell, this isn't because Americans are undergoing another Great Awakening; rather, it's a sign that religion providers-that is, churches-have learned how to market themselves. There is more competition among churches than ever in our history. Filling the pew is an exercise in salesmanship, and as with any marketing campaign, it requires establishing a brand identity. Successful pastors ("pastorpreneurs," Twitchell calls them) know how to speak the language of Madison Avenue as well as the language of the Bible. In this witty, engaging book, Twitchell describes his own experiences trying out different churches to discover who knows how to "do church" well. He takes readers into the land of karaoke Christianity, where old-style contemplative sedate religion has been transformed into a public, interactive event with giant-screen televisions, generic iconography (when there is any at all), and ample parking. Rarely has America's religious culture been examined so perceptively and so entertainingly. Shopping for God does for religion what Fast Food Nation has done for food.

God s Mechanics

Author: Guy Consolmagno
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118041100
Format: PDF
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In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset—so-called "techies"—while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of "worked out sample problems," the hard data on the challenges and joys of embracing a life of faith as a techie. And he also gives a roadmap of the traps that can befall an unwary techie believer. With lively prose and wry humor, Brother Guy shows how he not only believes in God but gives religion an honored place alongside science in his life. This book offers an engaging look at how—and why—scientists and those with technological leanings can hold profound, "unprovable" religious beliefs while working in highly empirical fields. Through his own experience and interviews with other scientists and engineers who profess faith, Brother Guy explores how religious beliefs and practices make sense to those who are deeply rooted in the world of technology.

Reveal

Author: Greg L. Hawkins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780744192346
Format: PDF
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When it comes to spiritual growth, we need to be able to measure more than numbers. We need a glimpse of people's attitudes, thoughts and emotions. We need a tool that reveals the heart of each person. Now Willow Creek invites you to learn what it discovered in a three-year process of study and research--involving six other churches as well as Willow Creeks' own congregation. Discover the four segments that characterize the journey of spiritual growth. Learn more about what catalyzes and stunts spiritual growth. And understand how the church needs to change in order to help people become more like Christ. What you discover here may challenge you. Or confirm nagging suspicions you've had all along. Either way, the findings in REVEAL will undoubtedly change the way you think about church--and what it really takes to make a difference.

D j Date

Author: Susan Hatler
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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(Better Date than Never series, Book 9) Melinda Morgan commits to running her favorite neighborhood bakery when the owner, who’s like a second dad to her, falls ill. Then she finds out his adventurous son, Nate Carter, is back in town. Nate was Melinda’s first kiss and greatest heartbreak all rolled into one, yet he’s still as charming as ever. When Melinda learns Nate’s dad is selling his bakery, she realizes her dream to own the bakery herself. But in order to access her inheritance funds, she must first complete her father’s Carpe Diem list, which challenges her to take risks she normally wouldn’t—like only dating someone who leaves her breathless. Nate wants a second chance with her and she finds him nearly impossible to resist. Could he be the key to completing her dad’s list and saving the bakery? And can he help her do both without breaking her heart all over again?

Star Nomad

Author: Lindsay Buroker
Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 24.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} But she has a plan. Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them. Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again. Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.

Beyond Hades

Author: Luke Romyn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499786040
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Book 1 of the Prometheus Wars saga. TOP 100 AMAZON BEST SELLER! #1 BEST SELLING ACTION & ADVENTURE ON AMAZON! #1 BEST SELLING URBAN FANTASY ON AMAZON! #1 BEST SELLING MILITARY ADVENTURE ON AMAZON! "You will get so sucked in that won't realize sitting down to read a chapter ends up being 'just one more' over and over again." -- 4.5 atoms out of 5 - ScienceFiction.com "Luke Romyn's no holds barred, extraordinarily imaginative, mythic sci-fi fantasy series, The Prometheus Wars, blows the mind."" -- Toplist - Best Fiction Books "This book is nonstop, relentless action... Just when you think a break is coming where you can breathe, it jumps right back into high gear." -- BookAddict "Adrenaline is better than caffeine... Buckle up and hang on, because this is the best yet from Luke Romyn." -- Adina What if mythology isn't myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures - monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else? Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn't take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist, something drawn to destroy the one man who can stop the beasts from a land beyond Hades.... "Couldn't put it down!... I was on a wild ride and am excited to read more from this truely talented author." -- Xsvblonde "Move Over Stephen King!!... I am happy to put Luke Romyn at the top of my favorite author list. I can't wait for his next novel." -- Avid Reader "What a ride!... Highly recommend this book to anyone that likes to escape into another world, or to anyone that simply loves a great read!" -- Ness05

First Comes Love

Author: Z. B. Heller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990425045
Format: PDF
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"So I met this guy. Miles Dane is the trifecta of awesomeness: he's hot, built, and amazing in bed. The best part of it all is that he loves me. Did I mention I puked all over him when we first met? No? Well, that's a different story. Things have finally settled down for us. We are disgustingly in love and, let's face it, the cutest couple on earth. Dillion, Miles' son, is smarter than ever, and my two best friends, Renee and Ryan, will get drunk with me at a moment's notice. Oh, my stepmonster is still flipping nuts, but what else is new? Miles is there for me through it all. But what if our love isn't enough to face the bumpy, pothole-infested, curvy, roadkill-riddled road ahead? Sometimes life isn't all daises and unicorn farts. Miles and I are facing great challenges as a couple. As the saying goes, first comes love, then comes... You get the point. Can therapy and a dose of sanity help me with what's coming next? That's a joke, right?" This book is intended for 18+ for hot sex, snarky female lead and dirty talking sex God hero.