81 Lessons From The Sky contains eighty-one easy-to-read, true stories from actual pilots, including what they learnt from their accidents and near misses. Eighty-one stories from around the globe, from the General Aviation community on their own near misses and their learnings.
Learn from the largest air force in the world - the US Air Force. 51 Lessons From The Skycontains stories from USAF pilots and crew who lived to share their stories of air incidents, and close calls. If you enjoy Mayday, Air Crash Investigation or Seconds Before Disaster, then you will love this companion book to the best selling General Aviation book 81 Lessons From The Sky and the Commercial and Air Transport Aviation book 101 Lessons From The Sky. 51 Lessons From The Sky is possible thanks to the USAF pilots who served and shared their failings and misadventures. All fifty-one stories are introduced by former USAF Test Pilot, Shuttle Pilot and Shuttle Commander Colonel Tom Henricks. Real life unclassified stories straight from the pilots who lived to tell the tale. 51 stories about unique military aircraft, including the F-16 Viper, C, CJ, U-28A, T-1A Jayhawk, C-21 Super Taxi, C-17 Transport, C-130E Hercules, AC-130, HC-130, MC-130H, EC-130H, B-52, KC-135, KC-10, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-15 Eagle, E-3 Sentry, B-1B Bomber, CF-5, CV-22B Osprey and a T-6 II doing aerobatics, and includes a number of declassified stories. It includes the Special Operations Squadron, 77th Fighter Squadron, 36th Maintenance Squadron, 58th Operations Support Squadron, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, 80th Flying Training Wing, 25th Fighter Squadron, 18 OSS/OSOST, 47th Flying Training Wing, 40th and 39th Airlift Squadron, 43rd Airlift Wing, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron. With all crew surviving to tell their tale. Read about complacency, maintenance issues, poor planning, limitations and fatigue, and dozens more easy-to-read true accounts of potentially catastrophic incidents narrowly averted. And the lessons the pilots, the crew, the ground crew, the engineers, and the co-pilots learnt. Learn from the experiences of others so you don't make the same mistakes. An essential read for all current and future crew, aviators and air force personnel. Remember, safety first. Order now.
Many of us have difficulty hearing the Bible as it is read to us in church Sunday after Sunday through the year. Even with the best intentions we come to the Word of God “cold” because we have not been given the skills and the preparation to hear and understand the content of Scripture. These brief and insightful introductions to all the readings of the church’s three-year lectionary cycle are designed to sharpen our listening and increase comprehension of Scripture by summarizing each passage, setting it in a liturgical and historical context, connecting it to the season, and drawing out its relevance to our lives and faith, week by week. This is an ideal tool for Christian formation as well as homiletical preparation. The style is clear, straightforward, well grounded in biblical scholarship, and Anglican in its theological approach. Extra features include an essay on the Bible and Christian formation, five brief use guides, an index to the biblical readings, and a summary of the seven most common Bible translations used in church services.
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework as well as practical strategies—not just for survival but for a true search for excellence in the uncertain and ever-changing world of customer service management. The theoretical framework is based on the notion that customer service contains three key variables: a promise, a process, and people. After going through the step-by-step process of service management, the reader will have the necessary understanding and skill to choose the right strategy for the right circumstances, to design service processes, to identify the means and methods to implement these processes, and to measure the outcome.
I have had many questions about my faith, who the spirits are, and how the messages that they bring come to me. I believe that too many people worry about what everyone else thinks. I do not believe you should go around insulting anyone. But when it comes to talking about our spiritual 'higher power,' there are so many beliefs. When people write or talk about the 'higher power,' they walk on eggshells, afraid of turning people away. I would like share some of my life stories.InThe Promise, Robert Welch continues his testimony that began in his first book,Reaching Out. The Promise takes a closer look at the spiritual awakening that Rob has undergone, particularly the messages that he has received from heaven, his personal beliefs, and the promises that God makes to each of us. Rob's life has undergone remarkable changes since the release ofReaching Out. His touching stories of faith, mental healing, and the role of God in each person's life will truly show youThe Promisethat God has in store for all of his children.
The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam
Author: Ziauddin Sardar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.