It's Personal

Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting

Author: Brian Bloye,Amy Bloye

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310494559

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 8781

Every aspect of planting a church is personal. Like giving birth to a child, church planters give all they have to start new churches. So when people leave the church or criticize it, it’s hard not to take it personally. And while many pastors feel called by God to plant new churches, few are prepared for the inevitable toll it can take on their lives...and their families and friendships. Brian and Amy Bloye know firsthand that planting churches isn’t easy. While planting a church, they learned that God does not promise to make up for mis-guided priorities. In this book they talk about having a healthy marriage, raising children, finding the right bal-ance of family and ministry, dealing with spiritual warfare, staffing and leadership challenges, and dealing with criticism—issues every church leader must deal with. An authentic manual for day -to -day life in ministry, couples will learn to identify and relate to experiences in the book, and will come away feeling empowered and inspired to thrive - not only in planting a church, but also for the long haul of life and ministry. They will also be challenged and encouraged to avoid some of the pitfalls of planting a church and be equipped to build, not just strong, prevailing ministries, but healthy marriages and families. It will also include intimate interviews in each chapter with several church planting couples who will open up their personal lives to give the reader some practical, real, authentic advice on dealing with some of the chal-lenging issues that church planters face everyday.
Posted in Religion


From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe

Author: Lois Banner

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810995871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9517

A look at the life and career of Marilyn Monroe via her archive of artifacts, letters, and documents.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Relocating the Personal

A Critical Writing Pedagogy

Author: Barbara Kamler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448113

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 5159

A rich array of interesting ways to teach personal writing critically and in settings where it has typically been excluded.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Personal Wireless Communications

The 12th IFIP International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications (PWC 2007), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2007

Author: Robert Bestak,Boris Simak,Ewa Kozlowska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387741593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

View: 1742

The International conference on Personal Wireless Communications (PWC 2007) was the twelfth conference of its series aimed at stimulating technical exchange between researchers, practitioners and students interested in mobile computing and wireless networks. The program covered a variety of research topics that are of current interest, including Ad-Hoc Networks, WiMAX, Heterogeneous Networks, Wireless Networking, QoS and Security, Sensor Networks, Multicast and Signal processing.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Christianity and a Personal Devil

An Essay

Author: Patrick Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christianity

Page: 183

View: 3137

Posted in Christianity

The Present Personal

Philosophy and the Hidden Face of Language

Author: Hagi Kenaan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 939

Is philosophy deaf to the sound of the personal voice? While philosophy is experienced at admiring, resenting, celebrating, and, at times, renouncing language, philosophers have rarely succeeded in being intimate with it. Hagi Kenaan argues that philosophy's concern with abstract forms of linguistic meaning and the objective, propositional nature of language has obscured the singular human voice. In this strikingly original work Kenaan explores the ethical and philosophical implications of recognizing and responding to the individual presence in language. In pursuing the philosophical possibility of listening to language as the embodiment of the human voice, Kenaan explores the phenomenological notion of the "personal." He defines the personal as the irresolvable tension that exists between the public character of language, necessary for intelligibility, and the ways in which we, as individuals, remain riveted to our words in a contingently singular manner. The Present Personal fuses phenomenology and aesthetics and the traditions of Continental and Anglo-American philosophy, drawing on Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger as well as literary works by Kafka, Kundera, and others. By asking new questions and charting fresh terrain, Kenaan does more than offer innovative investigations into the philosophy of language; The Present Personal, and its concern with the intimate and personal nature of language, uncovers the ethical depth of our experience with language. Kenaan begins with a discussion of Kierkegaard's existential critique of language and the ways in which the propositional structure of language does not allow the spoken to reflect the singularity of the self. He then compares two attempts to subvert the "hegemony of content": the pragmatic turn of J. L. Austin and the poetic path of Heidegger. Kenaan concludes by turning to Kant and discovering an analogy between the experience of meaning in language and the aesthetic experience of encountering beauty. Kenaan's reconceptualization of philosophy's approach to language frees the contingent singularity of language while, at the same time, permitting it to continue to dwell within the confines of content.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Personal Pronouns in the Germanic Languages

A Study of Personal Pronoun Morphology and Change in the Germanic Languages from the First Records to the Present Day

Author: Stephen Howe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110819201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 9150

The series Studia Linguistica Germanica, founded in 1968 by Ludwig Erich Schmitt and Stefan Sonderegger, is one of the standard publication organs for German Linguistics. The series aims to cover the whole spectrum of the subject, while concentrating on questions relating to language history and the history of linguistic ideas. It includes works on the historical grammar and semantics of German, on the relationship of language and culture, on the history of language theory, on dialectology, on lexicology / lexicography, text linguistics and on the location of German in the European linguistic context.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Business of Personal Training

Author: Scott Roberts

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873226059

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 134

View: 4982

Whether you are considering a career as a personal trainer or searching for ways to increase revenue and gain new clients for your existing business, you'll find The Business of Personal Training to be an indispensable reference. Written by some of the most successful personal trainers in the country, this book provides the foundation for building your personal training business. The Business of Personal Training discusses not only how to build a solid business but also how to be an effective trainer. After an outline of the history of the profession and the qualifications needed to be a personal trainer, the book explains how to develop a mission statement and business plan, create strategic and creative marketing plans, establish prices for services, hire and train staff members, improve client-trainer communication, motivate clients and help them set goals, and design appropriate exercise programs. Nineteen sample forms make it easy for you to put the ideas presented into practice. Learn from veteran personal trainers what it takes to succeed. The practical advice provided in The Business of Personal Training is valuable for new and established trainers as well as for health and fitness administrators who supervise personal trainers.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Personal Nutrition

Author: Marie A. Boyle,Sara Long Roth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133712495

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 4435

Nutrition is personal. Knowledge is power. PERSONAL NUTRITION helps students turn knowledge into the power to make changes and live smarter. Created to help students be smarter consumers, PERSONAL NUTRITION builds the scientific foundation of nutrition through an accessible narrative and application. The functional presentation of vitamins and minerals provides students with a meaningful context for understanding their importance in maintaining good health. By engaging students through practical examples and exercises, the content empowers them with the knowledge and tools to make smart decisions regarding their personal nutrition and health. Updated with 2010 Dietary Guidelines and new learning objectives, the Eighth Edition presents current information in a format that focuses students on the most important topics. PERSONAL NUTRITION motivates students to become informed consumers and to make changes in their everyday life starting now. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Medical

The Complete Book of Personal Training

Author: Douglas Brooks

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736000130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 7987

This books is "the most comprephensive and authoritative resource for you as a personal trainer, whether you are a newcomer to the field or have a well-established business. The book is truly a complete resource - it's full of information about working with clients and designing programs, and it's a practical guide to all aspects of the personal training business. .... [It] will help you in all aspects of your profession: learn applicable information on fitness testing and assessment ; identify your clients' goals and create fitness tests specifically for them ; learn how to develop cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training programs ; properly train and help special populations ; understand the business side of personal training, including marketing yourself as a trainer, getting and retaining clients, and learning time management ; learn how to expand your business." - back cover.
Posted in Business & Economics

A Personal Aristocracy

Cultivating the Power of Spiritual Nobility

Author: True Blue Indigo

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438664

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 303

View: 5045

A book that draws on Renaissance values and philosophy gives those interested in New Thought, consciousness and spiritual growth a fresh perspective on classical values, encouraging them to explore beauty and graciousness. Original.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Life Path

Personal and Spiritual Growth Through Journal Writing

Author: Luci Shaw

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573833318

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 4185

Life has a way of slipping away while we're not looking. And many of us are so numbed by mundane routine that we hardly miss its passing. Keeping a journal can bring it all back . . . * Those timeless moments when the mists part and you catch a glimpse of a loving Father. * Those rare insights where you suddenly see your life from a new perspective. * those welcome moments when the pain subsides and the healing begins. "Life Path will be a delight equally to inveterate journal keepers like me, and to those who've often thought they might like to keep a journal, but haven't known how to go about it." - Madeleine L'Engle Luci Shaw is author of eight volumes of poetry, among them Listen to the Green, Water Lines, and Polishing the Petoskey Stone. Her other books include Water My Soul and God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond. Since 1988 she has been adjunct faculty member and Writer in Residence at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Posted in Religion

Variations on a Personal Theme

Author: Sir Landon Ronald

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton [1922]


Category: Conductors (Music)

Page: 177

View: 7578

Posted in Conductors (Music)

Personal Coping

Theory, Research, and Application

Author: Bruce N. Carpenter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275930122

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 7814

This volume presents current models of coping, describes the coping process, and relates that process to environmental factors, person variables, and desirable outcomes. It emphasizes features of the coping process that have broad relevance across many potential stressors.
Posted in Psychology

Personal Life

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074563916X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

View: 6194

Offers a conceptual approach to understanding 'personal life', which realigns empirical research with theoretical analysis. This work emphasises ideas of connectedness, relationality and embeddedness, rejecting many of the assumptions found in theories of individualisation and de-traditionalisation by authors such as Beck and Beck Gernsheim.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Personal Views

Explorations in Film

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

View: 9752

A reissue of a significant and hard-to-find text in film studies with a new introduction and three additional essays included.
Posted in Performing Arts

Interpreting the Personal

Expression and the Formation of Feelings

Author: Sue Campbell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484087

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 2829

?While Campbell?s work is philosophically sophisticated, thanks to her grace, wit, and economy of expression, it also will be accessible to and provide compelling reading for psychologists, therapists, art critics, and actors, among others.?--Elizabeth V. Spelman, Smith College Sue Campbell reinstates the personal as an important dimension in analytic philosophy of mind. She argues that the category of feelings has a unique role in psychological explanation: the expression of feelings is the attempt to communicate personal significance. To develop a model for affective meaning, the author moves attention away from the classic emotions to feelings that are more personal, inchoate, and idiosyncratic. Drawing examples from such sources as Audre Lorde, Miriam Tlali, essayist Rick Bass, and Rostand?s Cyrano de Bergerac, Campbell argues, from a feminist perspective, that what we feel can be individuated through expression to sympathetic interpreters, or it can be distorted and constricted in unsympathetic or oppressive interpretive communities. She examines the complex role of public interpretation in the formation of personal experience, and the political use of such criticisms as bitter, sentimental, and overemotional. Her work makes the political dimension of emotional expression explicit.
Posted in Psychology

The Personal Credibility Factor

How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It Back (If You've Lost It)

Author: Sandy Allgeier

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132703963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6746

You'd trust your life with some people. Others, you wouldn't trust for an instant, even when the stakes are low. Why? What builds the personal credibility that some people simply exude? What do they do differently? This book shows you and helps you build your own personal credibility, the #1 attribute in earning trust and achieving success. Renowned personal coach Sandra K. Allgeier begins with a set of powerful stories that demonstrate what personal credibility really consists of, how it's earned, and how easily it can be destroyed. You'll discover how small daily actions, together with specific communication techniques and decisions, shape others' view of whether you can be trusted. Next, Allgeier illuminates three oft-neglected, crucial secrets of personal credibility. You'll find a hands-on assessment tool designed to help you bring more personal authenticity and transparency to your interactions; as well as practical guidance on suspending judgment and really listening, thereby earning others' trust even if you ultimately choose to disagree. Allgeier concludes with seven specific steps you can take every day to increase your personal credibility, and rebuild credibility you may have already lost. Following her easy-to-understand, easy-to-use guidance, you can live a life that's not just more successful, but happier and more fulfilled, too.
Posted in Business & Economics

Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles

Author: Patricia Floyd,Sandra Mimms,Caroline Yelding

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495111570

Category: Medical

Page: 572

View: 1976

Respected instructors and authors Patricia Floyd, Sandra Mimms, and Caroline Yelding present an updated, modern Fourth Edition of Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles that emphasizes the individual’s personal responsibility for wellness by presenting general (core) and current health information to help guide students decision making. The text presents health topics, including cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity issues, identifies risk factors, and gives students useful and sensible suggestions to reduce their risk for preventable diseases and conditions in order to achieve optimal levels of wellness for themselves, friends, and family. Filled with practical advice, stimulating discussion questions and self-assessment exercises, this text takes an applied approach and empowers students to take control of their own health. Concentrated emphasis on health issues as they relate to various cultural differences make this text one of the most up-to date resources for health-related culture, gender, ethnic, and age issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Medical