Have you ever thought, “Wow, I want to be a Christian like that, but I just don’t know how”? Or maybe you’ve wondered how God can love you and forgive all of the mistakes you’ve made. Just remember that no one is perfect, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, NKJV). This book is here to help. Not only do Karen and Matthew share their struggles with faith and purpose, but they show the reader how to change their thinking and how to challenge themselves, one challenge at a time, to become a more authentic Christian, on fire for God. From “The Mirror Challenge” (NOT Karen’s favorite…) to “The Prayer Challenge,” and all of the inspirational stories in-between, you will read about how God can and will change a person’s heart. Discover how He will always be there no matter the situation and how He can surprise His children with goodness in even the smallest of daily situations. All it takes is a desire to let Him into your heart with faith and a willingness to let Him change you from the inside, out. Are you up for the challenge?
Take on 80 of the World's Most Grueling and Spectacular Events
Author: Dominic Bliss
Publisher: Dog & Bone
Category: Sports & Recreation
Push yourself and your limits with over 60 of the toughest, most brutal physical challenges out there. Picture the scene: you're at the end of an epic race, your chest burns as your lungs fight to suck in enough oxygen to keep you moving. Your thighs ache as lactic acid courses through your muscles and you let out a chilling scream of "Shut up legs" in one final push to get to the finish line. If this sounds like your idea of hell, this ain't the book for you, but if you've experienced similar feelings and subsequent endorphin rush once you cross the line, UP FOR THE CHALLENGE should be right up your street. Sports writer Dominic Bliss has scoured the planet to bring you a selection of some of the most intense, hardcore sporting events around and dares you to have a go yourself. With 60 challenges covering all four corners of the globe and a range of different disciplines, discover events like the North Pole Marathon where competitors run the 26.4 miles in sub-zero conditions or the Atlantic Challenge, a race that sees you and a rowing boat attempt to cross the world's second largest ocean. Then there's the Simpson Desert Challenge, a five-day bike race across the Australian Outback, or the Tevis Cup, a 100-mile, 24-hour horse ride across California's Sierra Nevada mountains--an event where on average only around half the competitors make it to the finish line. Alongside the event profiles, which are illustrated with spectacular photography are interviews with some of the competitors and organisers, explaining what it's actually like putting yourself through some of the most extreme physical test known to man.
Can you justify your faith? To put it simply, this is a book of questions designed for two purposes. One, to challenge the integrity and convictions of oneâ s religious faith. And two, to give people of faith the opportunity to explain to people without why their beliefs are sane, rational and justifiable. Think of this as the ultimate self-help book for learning to critically think about the reasons why you choose to believe in a God. This book is dedicated to YOU, whoever you may be and regardless of whatever you may or may not believe in. This book is dedicated to all of us as an intellectually maturing society and a globally united species. If dedication to unbiased compassion is honestly our goal and we are indeed here for the happiness, well being and benefit of our fellow man, then I hope this book will be considered an invaluable tool for destroying the barriers that regularly impede our ability and desire to openly communicate and relate to one another. Is Your Faith Up to the Challenge is a mirror for the conscience and the intellect that will unrelentingly force the reader, if they are confident enough to read it, to acknowledge the honest reflection of their true beliefs. Without a doubt this will be an experience that will be difficult for many to accept as it will most assuredly shake the very foundations of the most fundamental ideas about faith and religion that millions of people build their lives on. I would imagine that it would be no understatement to say that your faith is likely to be irrevocably diminished if you have the courage to address these questions honestly and in their entirety, not because of any piece of information contained within these pages, but rather because of the answers I suspect most of us already believe in our hearts to be true. To the best of my knowledge this book, in conjunction with its related web site www.justify-your-faith.com, is a one of a kind effort designed to inspire people of all religious faiths to share the personal reasons for their beliefs and to think with their own natural intelligence and good common senses as well as their heart in order to postulate the most productive, honest and complete views of the world they live in. There is no doubt such a work will generate a fair amount of contention. I only wish that we can find the common decency in ourselves to treat our inevitable disagreements with compassion and maturity.
You are God’s treasure. God loves you so much that He wants you to know the truth about who you are in Him. “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) God desires for you to be treated with respect and experience love in your relationships and all aspects of your life. When you receive less than the respect modeled on God’s love, it breaks His heart. Today, God wants you to know that with His support and guidance you can have a real man, hand-picked by God, to cherish you as He cherishes you. God wants the best for you. As God’s daughter, He wants you to know Him with all your heart and spirit, and to allow Him to guide you into a bright and glorious future. Power Up for the God Challenge: The Battle to Receive Your Real Man will reveal the types of ungodly men women often date and how to steer clear of them. You will also learn what a real man is and how to grow with him. As you affirm the love of God and apply that knowledge and wisdom to your relationship, you’ll be equipped to leave the “boys” alone and embrace the real man that God has for you! With this book, your heart will be opened to God’s truth about love as you recognize and understand the roles that make for a godly and amazing relationship.
Avoiding the Wasted Time and Effort in Business-to-Business Sales
Author: Tom Batchelder
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
"Barking Up a Dead Horse" aims to: Challenge mental assumptions and build a radically honest, yet common language for engaging new prospects and existing clients. The end result being... -Finding more of the right prospects & making them clients faster. -Creating a fundamental, radical shift in the traditional buyer-seller dynamic. -Increasing retention & maximizing the human potential of your people. Tom Batchelder specializes in coaching progressive business leaders in the areas of sales excellence and life success. He has over 17 years experience in sales, management, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Working with Fortune 500(r) organizations and emerging small businesses, tom helps clients control their sales process, shorten selling cycles and effectively increase profit margins.
United States. Congress,United States Senate,Committee on Health
FDA's drug approval process : up to the challenge? : hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, on examining Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) drug approval process, focusing on FDA's drug approval process after a sponsor demonstrates that their benefits outweigh their risks for a specific population
"When the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island?putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold. Sporting a bruised ego after losing his fianc?e to his older brother, Lucas would rather walk on glass than spend six weeks within spitting distance of the happy couple. But family duty calls. And that duty includes working side-by-side with a tantalizing spitfire intent on driving him mad. Tough-as-nails boat mechanic Sid Navarro is happy to trade her tools for an apron to help the Dempseys in their time of need. That is, until she realizes she?ll be working alongside Lucas, the man she?s loved from afar since she first laid eyes on him in high school. Lucas could charm the paint off a schooner, but Sid knows she doesn?t fit his girl-next-door type. To show her true feelings would mean certain heartbreak, but the temptation of Lucas in her bed might be more than she can resist. After a rocky start punctuated by verbal barbs and exasperating arguments, things heat up between them?big-time?but their steamy affair turns more than casual in a matter of weeks. Sid?s life has become the dream she?s always wanted, and Lucas has fallen hard for the last woman he ever expected to love." -- from publisher's website.
"If you need a dose of upbeat medicine - this is it." TONY CAMPOLO, PHD - EASTERN UNIVERSITY "A book that sizzles with wisdom. Tremendous thoughts to rekindle the fires of a servant." CHARLES "TREMENDOUS" JONES, AUTHOR OF Life Is Tremendous "This book reminds you to become your best. Uplifting and easy reading." DAVID C. BENTALL-NEXT STEP FAMILY CONSULTING "Read this book from cover to cover. It is a must for anyone wanting to feel hopeful, inspired, energized. Greg not only talks the talk, he walks the walk." VALERIE CADE, CSP, AUTHOR OF Bully Free At Work "If you need a book on vision - this is a must. I have used Greg's book in speeches, lectures and sermons. Absolutely fantastic!" REV. DR. KARL KELLER, PASTOR - LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Sarah remembers the exact moment when the relationship between her faith and her entire life came into clear focus. Sitting in her favorite red chair with a comfy blanket and a cup of hot tea, she snuggled in with her Bible and a new book. The book was huge, several hundred pages long, and yet it didn’t intimidate her. Written by the beloved Chuck Colson, How Now Shall We Live? focused the lens of Sarah’s life and spelled out a segregation that she had unknowingly been living with—a segregation between her faith and the rest of her life. She has since come to understand that The Lord designed each and every one of us uniquely and put a dream in our heart that is attached to His agenda for this world. Many of us have felt the stirring in our heart to make a difference with our life, yet we don’t always know how. The key, she found, was to surrender to God’s leading, seek him first, and allow him to do the big things He has planned with our life. In the end, God’s agenda and our dreams and passions will intersect around one very important phrase – a battle cry, if you will – “Make Jesus Famous!” Based on Psalm 145, this invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life. Just RISE UP! is a call to get off the couch of complacency, live a life of praise with a humble posture and Kingdom perspective, and step into a life of true purpose. Features include: Verse by verse study of Psalm 145 Snippets of conversations with Sarah’s readers Journaling prompts to help the reader dig deeper Conversation guide for small groups
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Health & Fitness
The long-term securing of the UK's food supplies is a fundamental responsibility of Government. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) must concentrate on building capacity in the food and farming industries so that they can respond to market signals in ways that will reduce the risk of food shortages. Producing sufficient food is only part of the challenge: how food is produced is equally important. The Committee notes that increases in production will have to take place in the context of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the food system, reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived inputs, and conserving soil and water. Consumer engagement will be vital if Defra is to achieve its vision for the UK food system. The report does not advocate food self-sufficiency for the UK and emphasises the importance of strong trading relationships with a variety of countries. Defra's response to the challenge of securing food supplies must take place in a European and global context. The focus of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy must be on sustainable food production, whilst encouraging European farmers to make their contribution to meeting the world's future food demands. The Committee also highlights the development of "food colonialism" or "land grabbing"- a phenomenon that involves the large-scale acquisition of land overseas by wealthy investors in order to grow food for people in the investor country. The report also calls for an urgent increase in spending on public-sector food and farming research.
If I Can Help Somebody is spiritual fuel for the traveler on this Christian journey. These God-inspired messages are reminders that every answer to any situation can be found in the Word of God and His promise is still true-His Word shall not return void. To return, the Word must first go out. To go out, there must be a messenger. This messenger, Sheila Dene' Lawrence, shares from personal experiences, how to: Enjoy a closer relationship with God Seek in earnest God's purpose Satisfy the spiritual urging to do more for the Kingdom If these messages help only one, then Lawrence has successfully began her own walk in her predestined, foreordained purpose. "IF I can help somebody then my purpose shall be fulfilled." Foreword written by Pastor Ed Carroll, the anointed Shepherd of Rising Star Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama where "growth is not an option for Kingdom-building."
No matter how many times you have lost the battle—you can still win the war! There’s a war going on for the souls of men. It’s reached epic levels and is threatening the very fabric of generations—grandfathers, dads, sons, and grandsons. This war is affecting you and your family. Landmines planted strategically by the enemy that are knocking our men out, destroying their souls, ruining their futures, causing destructive marriage issues, jeopardizing relationships, and taking our sons and daughters captive! The war is an all-out attack on the purpose and pleasure of sexuality as God designed it. The Fight of Your Life offers weapons that help you overcome sexual addiction, resist the danger of pornography, enjoy healthy sexuality, and save your marriages, relationships, and families from the enemy’s assault. To win the war, you must fight the battles. Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. And don’t think for a moment that you have disqualified yourself from the fight. You have not failed too many times—you can still win!