Drummers and teachers worldwide have been praising and working with the Turn It Up & Lay It Down series of play-along bass CDs produced by Spencer Strand. Now the definitive educational companion has arrived, a method book that offers a plethora of groove options to perform with each track on the CD. Plus, drummers are provided with a one-of-a-kind cross reference section in each chapter that opens up a whole new world for every drummer allowing him or her to use Turn It Up & Lay It Down in conjunction with dozens of drum books. The package includes sidebars which highlight the inspirations for these grooves, such as Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, and Jeff Porcaro. In addition, ten of the world's best-known drum educators have added their unique grooves written specifically for this book.
There’s Good News for the Weary Call it burnout, a spiritual breakdown, or a personal crisis, the toll of Bill Tell’s decades of successful ministry finally caught up with him. Incapacitated and depressed, he found that the road to recovery began at the cross. To his delight, healing opened new freedoms as he embraced the gospel in new ways. Lay It Down: Living in the Freedom of the Gospel is a bold declaration of the overwhelming grace of God. More than merely saving us in our sin, by grace God delivers us from it, making us new creations and treating us accordingly—no matter what. For a generation of Christians who have learned a gospel of performance and striving, Lay It Down offers the good news of the grace that is already ours in Christ.
Former NFL MVP Player Randall Cunningham knows that God can do miraculous things in our lives-not in spite of our pain but because of it. Weaving together his remarkable story as a Pro Bowl quarterback with the principles of contented living that he's discovered, Cunningham-who is now a mentor and a pastor-comes alongside you to coach you through your own struggles. These truths will give you the courage to let go of the bad choices, career losses, and failed relationships that keep you from going forward. Not only is there hope, but as you lay down your pain, you will find surprising peace and empowerment. Lay It Down will help you move beyond whatever is keeping you from being the person God created you to be.
Before I Lay It Down by Mark Anthony Spivey, Sr. A preacher’s kid with a promising future fails to live up to the church’s expectations and pays a keen price for it. His is a two decade journey of ups and downs, failed romances, and early fatherhood that stretches his faith in God to near catastrophic measures. Never fully understanding his niche in life, the preacher’s kid is forced to figure it out the hard way, relying only on instinct and happenstance. What he finds is a rapidly changing world that is not only enticing but also self-liberating. His strict upbringing and conservative values have been replaced with a burning desire to express himself freely and confidently knowing that the possibility of Hell’s fire would be awaiting him for stepping outside the sanctified box of the church’s ministry. The only thing that gives him hope is prayer. Before I Lay It Down is a compilation of short stories, raw instructions and inspirational messages to those who are torn between their spiritual journey and an undefined destiny whose paths have crossed many times.
The artists in this book defied genre and social convention to shape the music industry as we know it. But many of these incredible musicians have been overlooked or cast in supporting roles in their own stories simply because they are women. Until now. Author and illustrator Rachel Frankel shines a spotlight on 50 groundbreaking musicians through vivid portraits and heartfelt biographies that bring each icon to life on the page. This book pays homage to the rock goddesses who shredded, sang, and stormed the stage with ferocity and passion, inspiring a whole new generation of fearless, talented performers.
Life got off to a rough start for CORONA aka Sweets but giving up is not in her DNA. Instead of relying on her beauty and sex appeal to make it out of the hood, she decides to go to college and make something of herself. But along the way Sweets gets caught up in the allure of her boyfriend's hustle and the fast money becomes addictive. Bringing her two closest friends, DIMPLES and BLACK, into her newfound hustle, Sweets and her girls set out to get major money in an easy way. All they have to do is take it! And when they do, the game has never seen a crew as lethal as these chicks. LAY IT DOWN ain't just a slogan, it becomes their way of life, their drug. But in the streets, there's always the other side of the game. And what you do to others come back at you with a vengeance. Will Sweets and her crew win a deathly battle against that bitch called karma? Or will their greed lead them to an early grave?
When a shady casino development comes to Fortuity, Nevada, biker Vince Grossier, who suspects his best friend was murdered in a cover-up, seduces Kim Paget, who is working for the casino's developers, in an effort to find the truth.
Jesus told us in John 15:13-14, “No one has greater love than this — that one lays down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” But how do we do it? This eight-week interactive devotional will help you learn how to surrender and renew your spiritual lives, and launch you on a lifelong journey toward trusting God with every part of your life.
When Officer Quynlin Lee leaves his beat and becomes a detective, he realizes that sometimes you get what you wished for. But working in the big leagues also means dealing with heartbreaking cases, and this one is no exception. Someone is killing children, and the Canton Police Department feels keenly the loss of one of its own when the daughter of Quynlin’s partner, Buster, is one of the victims. The case leads to Buster’s retirement and voluntary commitment to a mental health center—the same one where Quynlin’s own sister lives—when he can’t get the answers he seeks. In working to solve the case, Quynlin must also battle his own demons, including a serious heroin addiction and thoughts of suicide. And he has a daughter of his own who could fall prey to the Candy Man Killer. Clairvoyant visions from his sister, Amy Sue, give Quynlin and his partner some clues into the case, but can they solve it before the killer strikes again? Lay Them Down to Sleep takes readers on a twisting, turning ride of suspense as they follow the detective with raw edges and his determination to do whatever it takes to solve the case.