In today’s society many young people have lost sight of the value of money and seem to believe that money really does "grow on trees." Part expose and part survival guide, Prodigal Sons and Material Girls addresses the nagging issue faced by many parents today – why do their children have such unrealistic expectations about money? The book is divided into two comprehensive parts. Part I outlines the disturbing facts about America’s possession-crazed youth and the society that has distorted their views. You’ll be introduced to everything from the "three-headed monster"—a high-powered triumvirate of consumer products companies, media conglomerates, and advertising agencies that has tremendous influence over your children—to the distorted view of the American Dream as shaped by principles known as "The Teen Commandments." In learning what you’re up against you can teach financial responsibility from a position of strength. In Part II, Dungan offers creative and convincing examples on how to leverage his highly successful "Share-Save-Spend" approach to money – critical elements for you to help your children break free from the materialism that has become ingrained in our society. Through insightful anecdotes and simple exercises, you will learn how to: Talk to your children about money Understand the difference between financial wants and needs Increase the probability of your children having a prosperous life Raise your children’s marketing IQ Maintain healthy financial boundaries Set a healthy example for your children to follow The "Share–Save–Spend" methodology will help your children establish healthy financial habits and will undoubtedly become their foundation for making a lifetime of responsible financial decisions. Nathan Dungan is an innovative leader in the financial services industry. Over the past 15 years, he has been a top-performing financial advisor outside of Philadelphia, PA and most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial for Lutherans), a $57 billion member-owned financial services company with nearly 3 million members. Dungan is a frequent speaker and workshop leader and has been widely quoted on this subject in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and has appeared on CNN and PBS.
How Not to Be Your Child's ATM
Author: Nathan Dungan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
Reclaiming our prodigal sons and daughters offers a penetrating portrayal of the rootlessness of many of today's youth and a powerful, four-step plan for reaching them. The unique feature of this book is its accent on the spiritual dimension of contemporary youth problems and on the role that members of faith communities can play in reclaiming youth in conflict.
A Practical Approach for Connecting with Youth in Conflict
Author: Scott Larson,Larry K. Brendtro
Publisher: National Education Service
Category: Family & Relationships
Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals--two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. This is not a "how to" book that dispenses easy advice on ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God. It shows how Graham's faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals' stories. Part One introduces readers to five prodigals who "returned to the father." Part Two offers comfort and encouragement through Scripture, poems, hymns, prayers, and more. Readers will be touched by the honest feelings of pain, frustration, and uncertainty Graham expresses so eloquently. And they will share in the lessons she learned about God's sovereignty and ultimate peace. Now beautifully repackaged, Prodigals and Those Who Love Them brings peace and hope to all parents of "wayward" children.
Words of Encouragement for Those Who Wait
Author: Ruth Bell Graham
Publisher: Baker Books
Prodigal Son—the new paranormal romance from acclaimed historical romance author Debra Mullins Bounty hunter Rafe Montana is a Seer, descended from the fabled Atlanteans. He uses his inherited power to "see" criminals across the globe and track them down, and he's just started on a new case. Danny Cangialosi is accused of disappearing with a stolen car...but for the first time in his life, when Rafe goes looking, he is unable to "see" him. Instead, his search leads him to Danny's stubborn, meddling, and very cute stepsister, Cara McGaffigan. Cara is looking for Danny, too, but not to turn him in. He is her brother, after all, and she's convinced he has a good heart. If she can just find him before the cops do, she'll figure out a way to get him out of this. But Cara didn't count on a scorching-hot bounty hunter getting in her way. Despite instant chemistry, Rafe and Cara know they're never going to see eye-to-eye when it comes to Danny. What they don't know is that Danny didn't just steal a car—he stole a precious stone, a stone right out of the legends of Atlantis. It holds powers they can only dream of...and its owner wants it back. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Debra Mullins
Publisher: Tor Paranormal Romance
Traces the education and development of a group of New York City area intellectuals, and examines the intellectual's role in society
The New York Intellectuals and Their World
Author: Alexander Bloom
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This softcover edition of The Hurting Parent---the classic resource for parents of prodigal sons and daughters---by Margie Lewis, written with her son, bestselling author Gregg Lewis, has been updated to not only offer tried-and-tested wisdom and hope for the newest generation of prodigals parents but also to provide fresh insight and added encouragement for hurting mothers and fathers everywhere. For the first time, read the rest of the story that inspired the original edition of this book."
Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals
Author: Margie M. Lewis,Gregg Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
When you’re the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough. But how do you persevere when you’re tired and discouraged? Prayers for Prodigals offers encouragement for parents to “come boldly before the throne of grace” and intercede daily for their children through a series of inspirational prayers. The book also includes fourteen brief meditations, which are drawn from Scripture and the writer’s and others’ personal experiences with prodigal children, such as Ruth and Billy Graham and Monica, the mother of Augustine. This unique book inspires parents in a sustained, daily prayer effort for their prodigal children.
90 Days of Prayer for Your Child
Author: James Banks
Publisher: Discovery House
The New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming God's Wisdom for Navigating Life uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller "a C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century" in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.
Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Author: Timothy Keller
In an inside look at the world of ballet by one of America's greatest ballet dancers, Edward Villella reflects on his tempestuous dancing career and his relationship with master choreographer George Balanchine
dancing for Balanchine in a world of pain and magic
Author: Edward Villella,Larry Kaplan
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The statistics are sobering: between 80 and 90 percent of kids who have grown up in the church are leaving the church after age eighteen. Children slipping away into a culture that tells them the Bible isn't true, sin is no big deal, God isn't real, or there are many ways to get into heaven. Whether parents may blame themselves or the culture, the result is the same: lost souls. But our God specializes in lost souls and the gospel is as powerful as it ever was. With wisdom that comes from personal experience, Jim Putman and his father, Bill Putman, offer brokenhearted parents and loved ones hope for their prodigals. A prodigal son himself, Jim has also found himself in the role of the prodigal's father when his own son rejected the faith. This family's powerful story of restoration, along with solid biblical truths and practical advice, will inspire, motivate, and equip readers to go after their lost sheep with acts of love and service.
Bringing the Lost, Wandering, and Rebellious Home
Author: Jim Putman,Bill Putman
Publisher: Baker Books
This factual story about how Christopher Evans and John Sontag came to be the most wanted men in California in 1893 is also the story of life in the San Joaquin Valley at the turn of the century, where harsh realities forced rash acts that had far-reaching repercussions. Wanted for murder and train robbery, Evans and Sontag were the focus of a statewide manhunt that reads like a Hollywood western: A U.S. marshal, Apache trackers, the California judicial system, and the one supreme power in California in the late 19th century—the Southern Pacific Railroad—all took a hand in creating their amazing story. The incredible history of this area of central California, now the richest agricultural area in the world, is recounted, from 25,000-acre wheat farms and the birth of the Caterpillar tractor to the development of its huge gold and silver deposits and natural gas and oil resources.
The Violent History of Christopher Evans and John Sontag
Author: Wallace Smith
Publisher: Linden Pub
"Ruth Bell Graham knows about prodigals - two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. From the pain she experienced as she prayed, watched, and waited for them to return to "the fold" comes Prodigals and Those Who Love Them."--BOOK JACKET. "Throughout the writing of this book, Mrs. Graham kept in mind both the hurt and disappointment the one who wanders feels and the confusion and fear of the one who waits. To capture both sides, she recounts stories about five prodigals, interfacing them with the stories of those who loved them. Mrs. Graham also includes her own poems and diary entries written during the prodigal years of her two sons, as well as hymns and Bible verses that brought her solace."--BOOK JACKET. "Anyone who knows a prodigal or has a prodigal will benefit from this sensitive, encouraging book. It is not a "how to" book that gives ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Ruth Bell Graham,Gigi Graham Tchividjian
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
The fourth entry in this “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) series by internationally acclaimed bestselling author Colleen McCullough sends Carmine Delmonico on a heart-pounding ride through the world of toxic substances and brilliant biochemists to pursue a mysterious killer on the loose. When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she knows the situation is grave: the poison, extracted from a blowfish, shuts down the nervous system, leading to a slow, gruesome, and virtually unstoppable death. The very next night, Millie and her husband, another exceptional biochemist, attend a black tie dinner for an old friend, John Hall. John’s stepmother, an exotic former Yugoslavian model, has assembled some of the most important—and eccentric—people from Chubb University for a lavish dinner. Notably missing is John’s Aunt Emily, who holds an old family grudge. After dinner, the men retire for cigars and whiskey, and John suddenly falls to the floor and dies a horrible death. The cause: a dose of the missing neurotoxin, administered through a tiny puncture wound in his neck. As the bodies pile up and the coroner keeps pointing to the neurotoxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico must find the killer fast. Assisted by his brilliant colleague Delia and his constant wife Desdemona (an excellent cook), Delmonico follows the trail—no matter how close to home it may lead.
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Paul Dickson, the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history. Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the twentieth century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he became a legendary manager, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954. Durocher performed on three main stages: New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. He entered from the wings, strode to where the lights were brightest, and then took a poke at anyone who tried to upstage him. On occasion he would share the limelight, but only with Hollywood friends such as actor Danny Kaye, tough-guy and sometime roommate George Raft, Frank Sinatra, and his third wife, movie star Laraine Day. As he did with Bill Veeck, Dickson explores Durocher's life and times through primary source materials, interviews with those who knew him, and original newspaper files. A superb addition to baseball literature, Leo Durocher offers fascinating and fresh insights into the racial integration of baseball, Durocher's unprecedented suspension from the game, the two clubhouse revolts staged against him in Brooklyn and Chicago, and Durocher's vibrant life off the field.
Baseball's Prodigal Son
Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Sports & Recreation