In the Meantime

The Practice of Proactive Waiting

Author: Rob Brendle

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307551023

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1653

You’re young? Check. You’ve felt God’s tap on the shoulder, like he’s got something for you to do with your life? Right. But you’re not exactly sure what it is, or how to get there? Exactly. If that’s you, then here’s a great guide to help you find your way to whatever it is God has for you in life. You may be surprised to learn that a very famous person in the Bible found himself in a similar place. David was just watching some sheep, but God made it clear he was destined to do something a bit more meaningful and important–David was going to be king. As a young man he had to learn how to “live into” his calling–become like a king before ever putting on the crown. You probably won’t be joining the royal family any time soon. But you can still learn a lot about life–your life, your destiny–by taking a good look at David’s life. David had a dream and caught a glimpse of his purpose. He just didn’t know how to realize it, how to live until he did, and how to wait for it proactively. Maybe that’s you, too. In this amusing, amazing, and very surprising guidebook, Rob Brendle can help you get there from here. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Hearing from God

5 Steps to Knowing His Will for Your Life

Author: David Stine

Publisher: Howard Books

ISBN: 150114779X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3862

God has and does speak to His people. He wants to speak to you now. So what can you do to better hear and recognize His voice? Throughout his time as a senior pastor, members of his congregation have asked Pastor David Stine many questions about the Christian faith, but there is one that he continuously hears the most: “How do you make contact with God and hear His voice?” In Hearing from God, David presents a five-step process designed to help Christians grow in their ability to listen for and better recognize God’s voice. David shares personal stories about how, after applying these steps to his own life, God has specifically answered his prayers and provided clear direction for him. This Scripture-based guide includes a forty-day devotional with carefully chosen Bible passages, questions for reflection, ideas for personal worship, and space for two-way journaling—everything you need to receive God’s message to you. Hearing from God will transform your ability to hear God’s voice, enrich your relationship with Him, and better understand His will for your life.
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The NHS Improvement Plan

Putting People at the Heart of Public Services

Author: Great Britain. Dept. of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101626828

Category: Medical

Page: 80

View: 8122

This document sets out the priorities for the NHS up to 2008 based on the process of reform set out in the NHS Plan (Cm. 4818-I ISBN 0101481829). It is in three sections. The first 'Laying the foundations' looks at the progress so far in NHS reform. The second section 'Offering a better service' sets out the objectives of the policy under the headings of personalised care, supporting people with long-term conditions, and a healthier and fitter population. One of the aims is to change the NHS from a sickness service to a service that gives a higher priority to the prevention of disease and a reduction of health inequalities. The third section is called 'Making it happen' and it covers investment and diversity of provision, staff and working practices and information systems.
Posted in Medical

Relationship-Based Care

A Model for Transforming Practice

Author: Mary Koloroutis

Publisher: Creative Health Care Management

ISBN: 1886624658

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 1071

The result of Creative Health Care Management's 25 years experience in health care, this book provides health care leaders with basic concepts for transforming their care delivery system into one that is patient and family centered and built on the power of relationships. Relationship-Based Care provides a practical framework for addressing current challenges and is intended to benefit health care organizations in which commitment to care and service to patients is strong and focused. It will also prove useful in organizations searching for solutions to complex struggles with patient, staff and physician dissatisfaction; difficulty recruiting and retaining and developing talented staff members; conflicted work relationships and related quality issues. Now in it's 16th printing, Relationship-Based Care has sold over 65,000 copies world-wide. It is the winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.
Posted in Medical

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System:

A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309120640

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 6469

Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.
Posted in Medical

Live Your Calling

A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life

Author: Kevin Brennfleck,Kay Marie Brennfleck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787968951

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 3594

An action-plan for self-fulfillment that helps people find their true calling in life This practical and inspirational guide helps Christian men and women of all ages identify and use their God-given gifts to find purpose, direction, and joy in their life and work. Based on their years of counseling and experience, Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck offer action-oriented tools and a proven methodology to help readers develop the decision-making skills they need to discover and live the life that God intended, maximizing the synergies between ministry, work, and spiritual gifts. Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck (Pasadena, CA) are nationally recognized experts in career counseling, work satisfaction, and productivity. Their Web site,, is the most visited Christian career site on the Internet.
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Being the Change

Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Author: Sara K. Ahmed

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325099705

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6598

"This book is about spending time learning about our own identities and the identities of others in order to grow a better understating of our place in the world"--
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The Practical Science of Hearing from God

Author: David Stine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517033767


Page: 160

View: 5270

How do you make contact with God? How can you hear his voice in your daily life? What should be a normal Christian experience is unfortunately, for many, only an unfulfilled desire. From the heart of a pastor and the mind of a scientist, Dr. David Stine applies a six-step process to help the reader grow in his or her ability to hear from God through His voice, the written Word, His counsel through trusted advisors, and the confirmation of His peace. Inviting the reader to a 40-day challenge to hear the voice of God, Dr. Stine provides practical applications of each theme. God desires to make contact with you! Are you ready to position yourself to hear from him? Explore the companion workbook, The Experiment, designed to guide you through the 40-day challenge (available on Amazon). With foreword by Jack Hayford WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CONTACT: In a culture where there can be many competing "voices" in our lives, the voice that carries the greatest weight can only come from God. God desires relational intimacy with all of us and this can only be cultivated by learning to listen and recognize His voice. David Stine has written a powerful and highly practical book that de-mystifies this process. This is a must-read for everyone! Stovall Weems Lead Pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida Author of Living the God-First Life Having had the privilege of knowing David and his wife personally for over 20 years, I can say that David Stine knows what it means to walk with God. His life is an example of someone who seeks the Lord with all of his heart. This book will help resurrect your walk with God as David uses his testimony and experiences to help you hear God's voice in your life. David is able to make complicated ideas understandable so that we can apply them to our lives. This book will help you to commit to seeking God first and everything else will be added to you. Pastor Joe Champion Lead Pastor of Celebration Church in Austin, Texas Author of Rocked: How to Respond When Life's Circumstances Rock You to Your Core David Stine is a gifted leader, a humble servant, and someone who hears from God. If you're struggling to hear God's voice, this book is for you. It'll help you hear God more clearly, more consistently. Mark Batterson Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C., New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears There is nothing more elemental to Christian pursuit or more essential to Christian living than hearing the voice of God. With equal parts good theology and good sense, David Stine's crack at this age-old question demystifies a cluttered subject and offers refreshing, practical help. With the intellectual honesty of a scientist, the care of a pastor, and the zeal of a man who lives this stuff, he helps us relate to a God who is both mystical and rational. Rob Brendle Lead Pastor of Denver United Church in Denver, Colorado Author of In the Meantime: The Practice of Proactive Waiting David Stine's new book, Contact: The Practical Science of Hearing from God is more than just a book; it's a step-by-step training manual in how to spend time with the Lord. Much like learning a foreign language, learning to hear the voice of God is a skill that can be acquired through teaching, instruction, and practice. David has done a masterful job of communicating in a simple and understandable way the practical steps to hearing God's voice, and what to do when He does speak. The foundational revelation in this book will open the door to new dimensions in your life. I highly recommend it! Kris Vallotton Associate Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California Author of The Supernatural Ways of Royalty: Discovering Your Rights and Privileges of Being a Son or Daughter of God
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Disrupt Aging

A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

Author: Jo Ann Jenkins

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: 1610396766

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 6782

Posted in Family & Relationships

Healing Chronic Illness

By His Spirit, Through His Resources

Author: Connie Strasheim

Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780982513842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 7638

Most of us believe that healing miracles for the chronically ill are real, but rare. The doctrines that we have been fed, or our life's experiences, have led us to conclude that God heals mostly through medicine-and if not through medicine, then not at all. Perhaps we had a relative who had sky-high faith for a healing miracle and yet died, or have trodden the path of faith healing, but been discouraged by ministers who admonished us to "just have more faith!" Perhaps we don't know how much God really loves us. While our faith in miracles and His love may not be enough, thankfully, God is, and He is willing to heal more people supernaturally-in body, mind and spirit-than are being healed today. He can heal when medicine fails to provide a complete recovery, and even when it doesn't! This book proposes to the helpless and hopeless, another path to wellness, that isn't based upon wishful thinking and random chance, but rather, buried Biblical truths and the testimonials of thousands throughout the world. It offers unique insights into healing which include: how dysfunctional biochemistry and emotional trauma affect our ability to believe in a loving God who heals; why people who have faith for miracles aren't always made well; why God sometimes chooses other healing methods besides a supernatural encounter to heal, and how we can better position ourselves to receive a miracle from Him.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Wildly Strategic Compliance Officer Workbook

Learn the Secrets of Strategy and Planning to Become an In-Demand Business Asset

Author: Kristy Grant-Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993478833

Category: Business planning

Page: 114

View: 2786

The Wildly STRATEGIC Compliance Officer Workbook will transform you into an in-demand business asset using the secrets of strategy and planning. Through expert advice, exercises, quizzes and examples, you'll finally be able to answer the compliance profession's most vexing questions, including: Where do I start when designing or updating the compliance program? How do I prioritize when there are so many issues, needs and expectations? How do I get buy-in from the C-Suite, Board and managers for my program? By the time you've completed the Wildly STRATEGIC Compliance Officer Workbook, you'll have in your hands: A thorough mapping of the risks facing your business, and a diagram of how to manage those risks within the compliance function and with the other functions of the business. A top-notch, tested Three-Year Plan and Planning Document. An ordered, specific, achievable set of One-Year Goals. Your very own monthly Compliance Dashboard and more! If you feel like all you do is fight fires and you're ready to take control of your career, the Wildly STRATEGIC Compliance Officer Workbook is for you!
Posted in Business planning

Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide

Author: Baruch Fischhoff

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901799

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 7987

Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.
Posted in Health & Fitness

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 9278

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
Posted in Political Science

Killer Cure

Author: Elizabeth L. Bewley

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608443965

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 1414

Killer Cure will change forever how you think about your health and health care. Leaving conventional wisdom in the dust, Killer Cure reveals startling and unforgettable insights: Why health care in America accidentally kills 12,000 people each week -- even though every doctor and nurse you know is terrific Why health care's hidden assumptions about you are almost certain to damage your health -- and what you can do about it Why health care's focus on solving yesterday's problems may reduce life expectancy in the U.S. -- by as much as five years Why you might want to become CEO of your own health and health care -- and how to go about it The root cause of America's health care crisis is that health care is not about you. Health care is not designed to help you enjoy good health. It is designed to help doctors take action: write prescriptions, perform surgery, etc. That focus hurts you in two ways: First, those actions are likely to damage you nearly as often as they help you because of side effects, complications, and other problems with care delivery. For example, hospital ICUs (Intensive Care Units) have a remarkable number of characteristics in common with prison camps for terrorist suspects. People die needless deaths as a result. Second, the focus on actions the doctor takes crowds out actions you could take that would often get you better outcomes. For example, more than 100,000 people a year get a foot or leg amputated instead of learning simple ways to prevent foot infections in the first place. To get better results, the health care system first needs to embrace a new purpose: to enable people to lead the lives they want. Three further changes are necessary: The first is a social revolution akin to freeing the slaves or granting women the right to vote. With this revolution, the health care system will no longer treat the people it serves as if they were second-class citizens whose intelligence, values, priorities, and needs can safely be ignored while others call the shots. The second is more realistic expectations about what health care can deliver. The third is management of health care as a process -- connecting the dots among actions that are uncoordinated today. Killer Cure provides a tool kit to help you safeguard your life until these changes take place. Before closing, the book makes surprising predictions concerning a future in which health care is about you. At the end of Killer Cure is a Readers' Discussion Guide. It is offered to aid you in thinking about and discussing both the book and your own health care experiences."
Posted in Health & Fitness

Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization

Author: Slavo Radosevic,Adrian Curaj,Radu Gheorghiu,Liviu Andreescu,Imogen Wade

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128041595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 5788

Regional growth in the European Union hinges to a large extent on smart specialization, a new and exciting theme in economic innovation studies. Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization illuminates problems that have stifled the implementation of smart specialization policies, such as unique regional constraints and the inter-dependent demands of economic growth and commercial development. Forward-looking and pragmatic, it provides guidance for developing smart specialization strategies both to those involved in European affairs and others grappling with regional innovation and economic development worldwide. Emphasizes specific contexts for smart specialization, its international approach and institutional preconditions Examines comparable initiatives worldwide Explains how to implement smart specialization policies given different development levels of regions and countries
Posted in Business & Economics

Future Focused Leaders

Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change

Author: Bill Ziegler,Dave Ramage

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506376045

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1217

The latest from Bill Ziegler and David Ramage, Future Focused Leaders, provides school leaders with practical, relevant, and useable strategies for immediate application that promote sustainable innovation in leadership. Organized by three main overviews—Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate—each chapter ends with action steps for school leaders to take in order to strengthen their overall leadership abilities. · Relate: focuses on the effect relationships have on teacher and student success across an entire building; readers will learn strategies for conversational leadership, communication methods, and relationship building to create a culture of sharing and collaboration · Innovate: highlights tools and skills to change leaders’ approach to everyday school processes, incorporate technology, and inspire creativity in both staff and students · Invigorate: addresses the need for educators to return to their roots about why they went into education—to make a difference This book is for any school leader who is committed to building learning relationships, innovating for student success, and invigorating educators to make a difference in the life of every child.
Posted in Education


An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams

Author: Jeff Walker

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630470171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 1166

Revealing the secrets to engineering success that will change the future of a business, an Internet entrepreneur offers a how-to manual for launching a successful product or business in an increasingly digital world.
Posted in Business & Economics

Life as Politics

How Ordinary People Change the Middle East, Second Edition

Author: Asef Bayat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080478633X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 5484

Prior to 2011, popular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history. In Life as Politics, Asef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions. First published just months before the Arab Spring swept across the region, this timely and prophetic book sheds light on the ongoing acts of protest, practice, and direct daily action. The second edition includes three new chapters on the Arab Spring and Iran's Green Movement and is fully updated to reflect recent events. At heart, the book remains a study of agency in times of constraint. In addition to ongoing protests, millions of people across the Middle East are effecting transformation through the discovery and creation of new social spaces within which to make their claims heard. This eye-opening book makes an important contribution to global debates over the meaning of social movements and the dynamics of social change.
Posted in Social Science

Treating the Traumatized Child

A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach

Author: Scott P. Sells,Ellen Souder, MA, LPCC-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171885

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 7223

"This book builds upon my early work and the work and others by offering a comprehensive guide to practitioners interested in facing and helping to heal trauma and manage the drama systemically with a special focus on children and adolescents. The FST Model is a contribution to the fields of trauma, family sciences, and human development practice." --Charles R. Figley, PhD; Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University in New Orleans This is the first book that addresses trauma treatment for child and adolescents using a Family Systems Trauma (FST) model which goes beyond individual therapy to include the child and their entire family. Co-written by a renowned family therapist who created the Parenting with Love and Limits® model, it delivers a research-based , step-by-step approach that incorporates the child’s immediate family along with their extended family to treat the traumatized child or adolescent. Using a "stress chart," the child or adolescent's trauma symptoms are quickly identified. This strategy guides therapists in accurately diagnosing root causes of the child's trauma and culminates in the creation of co-created "wound playbooks" to heal trauma in both the child as well as other family members. Additional helpful features include extensive case examples, a menu of trauma techniques, wound playbook examples, evaluation forms, client handouts, and other practical tools to provide the therapist with a complete guide to implementing this approach. Child and family therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, and psychologists working in a variety of settings will find this book a valuable resource. Key Features: Provides a step-by-step, practice focused, time-limited model Uses a family systems approach for addressing child and adolescent trauma--the only book of its kind Includes useful tools such as checklists, client handouts, and evaluation forms
Posted in Psychology


Your Guide for Discovering and Maintaining Personal Vision

Author: Andy Stanley

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1588601234

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2261

Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is “a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his God-given vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. He shows how the life of this great ancient visionary, determined to rebuild the ruined walls of Jerusalem, reveals principles that can prepare us to find and follow God’s multifaceted vision for our own lives. Now this bestseller is again available in an attractive, affordable paperback! Everybody ends up somewhere in life. You can end up somewhere on purpose! Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It’s the process one follows to develop and maintain vision. “Vision,” writes Andy Stanley , “is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” In the bestselling Visioneering, Stanley builds a compelling case for the necessity of a clear, God-ordained vision for each of the roles of your life. Whether you’re a parent with a vision for your children or a CEO pursuing a corporate vision, Visioneering is the perfect tool to help you develop and maintain God’s unique purpose for your life.
Posted in Religion