Hybrid Church

Author: Dave Browning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470880814
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A hands-on resource for both large and small churches It has been predicted that in the twenty-first century extremely large churches would emerge in America that resemble neither an elephant nor a field of mice. Which is better? At one time the answer would have been either/or. Now it's both/and. We want both the intimacy of smallness and the impact of bigness-we want a hybrid of the two. Hybrid Church is a practical guide for clergy and leaders who want to have the best of both church worlds: the intimacy of small "house church" groups and the impact of very large mega-churches. Offers a guide for churches who want to capitalize on their strengths to build intimacy with impact Written by the pastor of one of the "fastest growing" and "most innovative" churches in America with thousands of members organized in small house groups Outlines a vision for how the church of tomorrow could look like the early church. Given that the trend is toward very large and very small, with few churches in the middle, this book will be a welcome resource for both large and small churches.

How Football Explains America

Author: Sal Paolantonio
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192911
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ESPN's Sal Paolantonio explores just how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche Using some of the most prominent voices in pro sports and cultural and media criticism, "How Football Explains America" is a fascinating, first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game. It tackles varying American themes--from Manifest Destiny to "fourth and one"--as it answers the age-old question Why does America love football so much? An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with the game and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on how the pioneers and cowboys helped create a game that resembled their march across the continent. It explores why rugby and soccer don't excite the American male like football does and how the game's rules are continually changing to enhance the dramatic action and create a better narrative. It also investigates the eternal appeal of the heroic quarterback position, the sport's rich military lineage, and how the burgeoning medium of television identified and exploited the NFL's great characters. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives. Updated throughout and with a new introduction, this edition brings "How Football Explains America" to paperback for the first time.

Church Turned Inside Out

Author: Linda Bergquist
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470535271
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A design-thinking book for planting or redesigning churches and incubating a new generation of leaders. Written by Linda Bergquist and Allan Karr, two experienced church planters and mentors, the book is full of wisdom, practical advice, and creative counsel. Instead of a business-model-as-usual approach, the authors challenge readers to begin with the raw materials of beliefs, values, individuals, teams, and culture, and to then move outwards to draw from a rich palette of real and potential church paradigms. This book is meant to provoke church leaders to think outside of the box and to imagine how their churches might better reflect the image and the mission of God in the world. Contains a wealth of illustrative examples, charts, and other visual aides Offers a creative practical perspective and a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing a new church or leading an existing one Shows how to honor a church's purpose while embracing its unique culture Includes important lessons for nurturing church leadership skills

100 Things Mets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Matthew Silverman
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633194833
Size: 36.13 MB
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With trivia boxes, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Mets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Mets covers Robin Ventura's 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall. Updated for 2015, this new edition features a new generation of Mets stars, including pitchers Jason deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard.

Getting The Second Appointment

Author: Anthony Parinello
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471487234
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Praise for Getting the SECOND APPOINTMENT "Another great book from Tony Parinello! If you've ever lost a sale between your initial presentation and the second visit where you get their approval on the paperwork, this book is for you! Learn how to keep more of the sales you thought you made." —Tom Hopkins, sales trainer and author of How to Master the Art of Selling "Finally, here is a powerful, practiced, no-nonsense book that tells you exactly what to do and say to make more sales faster. A masterpiece!" —Brian Tracy, author of Create Your Own Future "Tony Parinello's new book, Getting the Second Appointment is terrific. It is jam packed with solid sales strategies and tactical tips that will improve any sales professional's top line!" —Don Hutson, CEO, U.S. Learning and author of The Sale "This is Tony at his best–nonstop and high value." —Dave Stein, author of How Winners Sell "Tony's style and approach has made him one of the most popular speakers, radio hosts, and authors. Through his book, he deftly teaches the salesperson what to ask, say, and when to say it in order to get the second appointment and effectively perform the two-call close." —Dave Mattson, VP Sales, Sandler Sales Institute "Tony Parinello has done it again! Another original book full of practical examples, useful step-by-step strategies, and compelling insights to help salespeople be more successful. This book has a wonderful mix of practical examples and interconnected sales principles drawn from the author's extensive experience in the sales profession that anyone can relate to and immediately apply to their sales approach." —Madelyn Burley-Allen, President, Dynamics of Human Behavior "If you need bigger sales in the shortest possible time while getting customers to love and trust you for life, then Tony Parinello is the only author who can guarantee you will reach your goals." —Nance Rosen, author of Why Customers Buy "After reading Getting the Second Appointment, I'm convinced that if I had had this information when I started my business in 1987, we would be hundreds of thousands of dollars richer today. This is a wonderful, clearly laid out, step-by-step system for anyone who wants to build lifelong, profitable relationships with their customers. Tony really demystifies what it takes to be successful in selling. Valuable for both start-ups and mature businesses, this book should be in the library of every entrepreneur." —Susan Berkley, President, The Great Voice Company, Inc., and author of Speak to Influence: How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Voice

Beat The System

Author: Robert W. MacDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470192542
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Smart guidelines for building flexible, innovative companies Beat the System is a follow-up to Robert MacDonald's controversial but successful first book, Cheat to Win. Packed with proven, real-life advice, Beat the System shows readers how to deal with the bureaucracy that can smother the creativity and entrepreneurship essential to long-range business success. Beat the System teaches readers how to beat the bureaucratic system by building entrepreneurial cultures in their businesses, their departments, or even their individual jobs. MacDonald skillfully describes how business cultures develop, how bureaucratic procedures and processes seep into them, and how to build an entrepreneurial culture even as we live in a bureaucratic world. At the heart of his system are practical steps that create a sense of ownership among employees, invites their participation, creates a common mission, fosters an entrepreneurial atmosphere, and shares the rewards with all. Robert W. MacDonald (Wayzata, MN) is a true visionary in the financial services industry who rose from a door-to-door insurance salesman to the CEO of Allianz Life of North America. He was also the founder, CEO, and chairman of LifeUSA.

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From My Mama

Author: Tim Knox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470149065
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Praise for Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama "Not your typical success book by any means. It's laugh-out-loud funny, full of great stories and outstanding business ideas, and has real heart. This is one I would spend my money on!" --Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E hit reality series Big Spender "Every now and then I find a book that is so inspiring I immediately start making a list of all the people I know who must have a copy. Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama is one of those books." --Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love "This book is a great combination: both entertaining and educational. You'll get some terrific ideas and insights and have so much fun in the process, you might not even realize you're learning. I recommend it." --Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor "This is one of those rare books that works on every level. Knox is an absolute pleasure to read, his stories are joyfully engaging, and there's a business lesson on every page. I enthusiastically recommend that you get this book immediately. Like me, you won't put it down until you've reached the last page. Hey, Tim, write another one soon!" --Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off! "Think of this book as Jeff Foxworthy meets Donald Trump. You get all of The Donald's wisdom dished up in some of the most hilarious business adventures ever described. Only Tim would learn a major business lesson from having his daddy try to electrocute him. If it ain't fun, don't do it. By that advice, you should read this book. It's an entrepreneur's gold mine nestled in a silly foam container." --Jerry Newman, author of My Secret Life on the McJob

Beyond Reason

Author: A. K. Dewdney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471652423
Size: 10.51 MB
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A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical conundrums such as "squaring the circle," first attempted by the Pythagoreans, to G?del's vexing theorem, from perpetual motion to the upredictable behavior of chaotic systems such as the weather. A. K. Dewdney, PhD (Ontario, Canada), was the author of Scientific American's "Computer Recreations" column for eight years. He has written several critically acclaimed popular math and science books, including A Mathematical Mystery Tour (0-471-40734-8); Yes, We Have No Neutrons (0-471-29586-8); and 200% of Nothing (0-471-14574-2).

100 Things Red Sox Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Nick Cafardo
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688892
Size: 62.32 MB
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With 100-plus years of Red Sox history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Boston fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Red Sox covers the tradition of singing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" at the stadium, the history of the Yawkey family, Wally the Green Monster, and the myth that lefties can't pitch at Fenway Park. Now updated through the 2013 World Series win, the book includes information about the signing of Shane Victorino and John Farrell taking over as manager.

Gimme The Human Nature Of Successful Marketing

Author: John Hallward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470117408
Size: 78.81 MB
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In Gimme!, advertising research expert John Hallward shows you how the most effective advertising campaigns tap into our most basic, primal emotions to convince consumers to buy. For marketers and advertisers, this book looks at the human nature of consumers and presents the proven tactics, techniques, and arguments that best motivate the human animal to buy.