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Shrewd Samaritan by Bruce Wydick

Title Shrewd Samaritan
Author Bruce Wydick
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2019-07-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780785221531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn to live the message of the Good Samaritan and make a global impact, using the resources already at your disposal. If there were a popularity contest among all the parables of Jesus, the Good Samaritan would probably win. Nobody is against the Good Samaritan because being against the Good Samaritan is like being against Mother Theresa or Oskar Schindler or the firefighters who ran into the World Trade Center. In that same popularity contest, the Shrewd Manager would probably finish last. The Shrewd Manager is lazy, deceitful, and double-crossing. Yet in this alluringly freakish parable, Jesus actually holds up the Shrewd Manager as an example, as he does with the Good Samaritan. This book is about learning to live the message of the Good Samaritan in the context of the globalized world of the twenty-first century. This means learning to love our global neighbor wisely by harnessing the resources at our disposal—our time, talents, opportunities, and money—on behalf of those who are victims of injustice, disease, violence, and poverty. The early disciples were pretty clueless about worldly resources such as time, talent, and money—and unfortunately today we still don’t really get it. There are too many kind, well-intentioned twenty-first-century people with indisputably good intentions but whose impact on the needy is hampered by their inability to diagnose problems properly, harness the resources available to them to solve the right problems, and understand cause-and-effect relationships. Shrewd Samaritan will help develop a framework to better love and care for our neighbors in an age of globalization, when the people in our neighborhoods, or at least those in our potential sphere of influence, has expanded dramatically. Increasingly it will become our global neighbor who takes us out of our comfort zone and challenges us with the needs of a broken world.

Shrewd Samaritan by Bruce Wydick

Title Shrewd Samaritan
Author Bruce Wydick
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2019-07-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0785221522
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If we want to genuinely help people living in poverty rather than just feel good about believing we've helped, we are not meant to be just Good Samaritans. We must be Shrewd Samaritans.

4 83 by Jenn Tarbell

Title 4 83
Author Jenn Tarbell
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
Release Date 2021-01-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781631952180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lance and Jenn believe Christ-centered microfinance is THE most effective and efficient way to help kids—period—and they provide this evidence within $4.83. With $4.83, you could buy a large coffee, grab a medium-sized movie theater popcorn, or even pay for thirty minutes of big city downtown parking. But with that same $4.83, through Christ-centered microfinance, you could impact the life of a child for one year—maybe forever. The evidence is overwhelming: when parents are given opportunities, the lives of their kids improve. Parent(s) + Opportunity = Kids Win. $4.83: The cost to impact the life of a child for a year....maybe Forever brings together data and real-life stories to highlight 10 areas where kids win through Christ-centered microfinance.

Title Games in Economic Development
Author Bruce Wydick
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2007-12-24
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 314
ISBN 9781139468015
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Games in Economic Development examines the roots of poverty and prosperity through the lens of elementary game theory, illustrating how patterns of human interaction can lead to vicious cycles of poverty as well as virtuous cycles of prosperity. This book shows how both social norms and carefully designed institutions can help shape the 'rules of the game', making better outcomes in a game possible for everyone involved. The book is entertaining to read, it can be accessed with little background in development economics or game theory. Its chapters explore games in natural resource use; education; coping with risk; borrowing and lending; technology adoption; governance and corruption; civil conflict; international trade; and the importance of networks, religion, and identity, illustrating concepts with numerous anecdotes from recent world events. Comes complete with an appendix, explaining the basic ideas in game theory used in the book.

A People Of One Book by Timothy Larsen

Title A People of One Book
Author Timothy Larsen
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2011-01-27
Category Religion
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780191614330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although the Victorians were awash in texts, the Bible was such a pervasive and dominant presence that they may fittingly be thought of as 'a people of one book'. They habitually read the Bible, quoted it, adopted its phraseology as their own, thought in its categories, and viewed their own lives and experiences through a scriptural lens. This astonishingly deep, relentless, and resonant engagement with the Bible was true across the religious spectrum from Catholics to Unitarians and beyond. The scripture-saturated culture of nineteenth-century England is displayed by Timothy Larsen in a series of lively case studies of representative figures ranging from the Quaker prison reformer Elizabeth Fry to the liberal Anglican pioneer of nursing Florence Nightingale to the Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon to the Jewish author Grace Aguilar. Even the agnostic man of science T. H. Huxley and the atheist leaders Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant were thoroughly and profoundly preoccupied with the Bible. Serving as a tour of the diversity and variety of nineteenth-century views, Larsen's study presents the distinctive beliefs and practices of all the major Victorian religious and sceptical traditions from Anglo-Catholics to the Salvation Army to Spiritualism, while simultaneously drawing out their common, shared culture as a people of one book.

Title The Taste of Many Mountains
Author Bruce Wydick
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2014-08-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781401689933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The global coffee trade is a collision between the rich world and the poor world. A group of graduate students is about to experience that collision head-on. Angela, Alex, Rich, and Sofi a bring to their summer research project in Guatemala more than their share of grad-school baggage—along with clashing ideas about poverty and globalization. But as they follow the trail of coffee beans from the Guatemalan peasant grower to the American coffee drinker, what unfolds is not only a stunning research discovery, but an unforgettable journey of personal challenge and growth. Based on an actual research project on fair trade coffee funded by USAID, The Taste of Many Mountains is a brilliantly-staged novel about the global economy in which University of San Francisco economist Bruce Wydick examines the realities of the coffee trade from the perspective of young researchers struggling to understand the chasm between the world’s rich and poor. “Wydick’s first novel is brewed perfectly—full of rich body with double-shots of insight.” —Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International "This wonderfully enlightening book describes the Mayan culture in Guatemala and some of the sufferings these people have survived." —CBA Retailers + Resources Includes Reading Group Guide

Refuse To Do Nothing by Shayne Moore

Title Refuse to Do Nothing
Author Shayne Moore
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2012-12-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 190
ISBN 0830864512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice) Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made motivate politicians to fight for human dignity mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.

Randomistas by Andrew Leigh

Title Randomistas
Author Andrew Leigh
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2018-07-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780300240115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Experiments have consistently been used in the hard sciences, but in recent decades social scientists have adopted the practice. Randomized trials have been used to design policies to increase educational attainment, lower crime rates, elevate employment rates, and improve living standards among the poor. This book tells the stories of radical researchers who have used experiments to overturn conventional wisdom. From finding the cure for scurvy to discovering what policies really improve literacy rates, Leigh shows how randomistas have shaped life as we know it. Written in a “Gladwell-esque” style, this book provides a fascinating account of key randomized control trial studies from across the globe and the challenges that randomistas have faced in getting their studies accepted and their findings implemented. In telling these stories, Leigh draws out key lessons learned and shows the most effective way to conduct these trials.

Title Nothing Important Happened Today
Author Will Carver
Publisher Orenda Books
Release Date 2019-09-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781912374847
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When strangers take part in a series of group suicides, everything suggests that a cult is to blame. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member? ***Telegraph Book of the Year*** ***Longlisted for Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award*** ***Longlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2020*** ‘Heavy gusts of bedsit nihilism usher in this strange mystery … weirdly page-turning' Sunday Times ‘Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel' Literary Review ‘Arguably the most original crime novel published this year' Independent _________________ Nine suicides One Cult No leader Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They've never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today. That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another. Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member? _________________ ‘Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he'll have his own cult following' Daily Express ‘At once fantastical and appallingly plausible … this mesmeric novel paints a thought-provoking if depressing picture of modern life' Guardian ‘This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness…' Telegraph ‘Unlike anything else you'll read this year' Heat ‘Utterly mesmerising…' Crime Monthly

Global Trade Policy by Pamela J. Smith

Title Global Trade Policy
Author Pamela J. Smith
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2013-07-09
Category Political Science
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781118357705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Using a unique, question-based format, Global TradePolicy offers accessible coverage of the key questions in tradeand policy; it charts the changing policy landscape and evolvinginstitutional arrangements for trade policies, examines tradetheory, and provides students with an economic framework to betterunderstand the current issues in national and international tradepolicy. Uses a unique, question-based format to explore the questionsand current debates in international trade policy and theirimplications Explores trade theory to help guide discussions of tradepolicy, including traditional theories of inter-industry trade, aswell as newer theories of intra-industry and intra-firm trade Examines the national and international effects of widely usedpolicies designed to directly and indirectly affect trade, andconsiders the evolving institutional arrangements for these Charts the changing policy landscape from traditional tradepolicies – such as tariffs, quantitative restrictions, andexport subsidies – to those including intellectual propertyrights, labor, the environment, and growth and developmentpolicies Covers national as well as global perspectives and theirinteraction, helping to explain opposing views on trade policy andliberalization Includes applied exercises enabling students to exploreopen-ended and realistic questions of policy debate, making itideal for classroom use; an instructor’s manual and a rangeof other resources are available at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/globaltradepolicy"www.wiley.com/go/globaltradepolicy/a

Title Moral Leadership for a Divided Age
Author David P. Gushee
Publisher Brazos Press
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Religion
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781493415441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Great moral leaders inspire, challenge, and unite us--even in a time of deep divisions. Moral Leadership for a Divided Age explores the lives of fourteen great moral leaders and the wisdom they offer us today. Through skillful storytelling and honest appraisals of their legacies, we encounter exemplary human beings who are flawed in some ways, gifted in others, but unforgettable all the same. The authors tell the stories of remarkable leaders, including Ida B. Wells-Barnett, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Mohandas Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oscar Romero, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Short biographies of each leader combine with a tour of their historical context, unique faith, and lasting legacy to paint a vivid picture of moral leadership in action. Exploring these lives makes us better leaders and people and inspires us to dare to change our world.

Title Dealing with the Elephant in the Room
Author Dr. Mike Bechtle
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2017-05-16
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781493410767
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Most people want to avoid tough conversations. Whether it's with a spouse, a friend, a boss, a coworker, or a child, tough conversations create high anxiety--and often lingering resentments. Communication expert Dr. Mike Bechtle offers practical help. He equips readers with the skills they need in order to handle conflict with the important people in their lives. Readers learn to be better prepared for hard conversations by learning to listen, to give and receive genuine feedback, and to saturate relationships with kindness. With the right skills and tools, anyone can feel more confident handling the elephant in the room and other conversational quicksand.

61 Hours by Lee Child

Title 61 Hours
Author Lee Child
Publisher Delacorte Press
Release Date 2010-05-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780440339533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL • “Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. . . . Chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.”—Entertainment Weekly A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses. Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman he’ll risk his life to save. “Masterful . . . a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense.”—The Providence Journal “Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle. . . . This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”—Booklist (starred review) “Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”—The Miami Herald

Can We Trust The Gospels by Peter J. Williams

Title Can We Trust the Gospels
Author Peter J. Williams
Publisher Crossway
Release Date 2018-12-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781433552984
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is there evidence to believe the Gospels? The Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, John—are four accounts of Jesus’s life and teachings while on earth. But should we accept them as historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened? Presenting a case for the historical reliability of the Gospels, New Testament scholar Peter Williams examines evidence from non-Christian sources, assesses how accurately the four biblical accounts reflect the cultural context of their day, compares different accounts of the same events, and looks at how these texts were handed down throughout the centuries. Everyone from the skeptic to the scholar will find powerful arguments in favor of trusting the Gospels as trustworthy accounts of Jesus’s earthly life.

Your Mess Matters by Luke Lezon

Title Your Mess Matters
Author Luke Lezon
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2019-11-12
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780310355731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What if the mess of your life is where God is about to do his best work? Life can be a tangled mess. Luke Lezon's mess came in the form of alarming health issues, transforming him from fun-loving and God-fearing to angry and hopeless. As Luke's health deteriorated for months without answers, the stress of not knowing suddenly spiraled into a mental and emotional breakdown. As a pastor, he wasn't supposed to struggle with life's mess - but then maybe we've been wrong about the mess all along. As Luke learned, you are not made of the mess, you are made through it. If you're feeling lonely or less-than, ashamed of where you've been or anxious about where you're going, this is a message crafted just for you: God is never afraid of a mess. He's never run from some dirt and blood. In fact, the mess is exactly where he does his best work. If we believe that God created us from dust and redeemed us through the blood of the cross, we can trust him with our tangled lives. Your Mess Matters is a lifeline to hang on to, a light in the dark reminding you that God is still at work, making your life more beautiful than ever before. Through vulnerable stories of his own journey and profound biblical truths, Luke will guide you through the process of entrusting your story to Jesus and letting him work his biggest promises through your greatest regrets. With Luke's encouraging insight and bold truth-telling, your mind will be comforted, your heart inspired, and your soul empowered to let God transform your mess into a masterpiece.

Life Study Of John by Witness Lee

Title Life Study of John
Author Witness Lee
Publisher Living Stream Ministry
Release Date 1985-05-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 612
ISBN 9780736350402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.

Title 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law
Author Thomas R. Schreiner
Publisher Kregel Academic
Release Date 2021
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780825489631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume by Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner on the interplaybetween Christianity and biblical law is an excellent addition to the 40Questions & Answers series. Schreiner not only coherently answers the toughquestions that flow from a discussion about the Old Testament Levitical Law,but also writes clearly and engagingly for the student. The pastor, student,and layperson can easily understand Schreiner’s biblical theology of the Law.

The Book Of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Title The Book of Longings
Author Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-04-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780698408197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

Simon Bar Cochba by Merton Finch

Title Simon Bar Cochba
Author Merton Finch
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category
Total Pages 363
ISBN 0234773324
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Samaritan S Hospital by Alex Stuart

Title Samaritan s Hospital
Author Alex Stuart
Publisher Ulverscroft
Release Date 1988-06
Category Large type books
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0708918581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Romance.