Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved Author Bryan Loritts
ISBN-10 9780310344940
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 208
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White-knuckling can never get you where you want to go. But grace can. You already know because you’ve tried: repeated attempts to earn God’s love and approval get you nowhere and leave you exhausted. When performance taints our relationship with him, the Christian life can turn into an unholy hustle. It was never meant to be like this. In Saving the Saved, Pastor Bryan Loritts reveals the astonishing truth that God doesn’t want your spiritual scorekeeping. He simply wants your surrender. The punchline of the gospel of Matthew is just that—a message of grace and performance-free love to do-good, try-harder Jews who thought they had to earn their way into God’s favor. It’s an ancient message, yet it can be a lifeline to us today as we live in a world of performance metrics. Just as Matthew wrote to the Jews in his gospel, we were never meant to flounder under the pressures and anxieties of show Christianity. Make no mistake: we are called to live in obedience, but Jesus wants us to save us from the illusion that our actions can ever earn God’s acceptance of us. In Pastor Bryan’s relevant, uncompromising style, Saving the Saved proclaims the good news that once the pressure is off to perform, we are free to abide. Beyond the man-made rules and the red tape, there is a God who knows you by name. Come and meet him as you’ve never known him before.



Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved Author Bryan Loritts
ISBN-10 0310344999
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 208
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In Saving the Saved, Pastor Bryan Loritts illuminates the ancient message of the gospel of Matthew that rings as true as ever today: God doesn t want your do-good, try-harder good works. He simply wants your surrender. Come and meet the God who knows you by name, you accepts you as you are, and wants to transform you through his grace."



Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved Author Netafirm
ISBN-10 1519130945
Release 2015-11-09
Pages 270
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Saving the Saved peels back the body armor of the church to expose an American institution where nearly 50 percent of its organizations are devoid of a biblical worldview. The institutional church has offered a watered-down gospel, secular philosophies and theologies, and social justice projects, all at the expense of biblical discipleship. The result is a post-Christian America. After reading this book, you will understand how progressive thinking has infiltrated these churches and created a counterfeit religion that has put millions of Christians' faith at risk. Saving the Saved is written for you, the Christian, who has put your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We take the position that you have the right to know who you are in Christ and what it means to be a citizen in the kingdom of God now. Plus, Saving the Saved presents a compelling case for churches to make biblical discipleship the core of their ministries, and offers strategies for believers even if their churches choose to ignore this warning. So, if you have ever wondered if there is more to your faith than what your church is offering, you are right. There is more. Saving the Saved will help you know what to do about it.



The Drowned and the Saved

The Drowned and the Saved Author Primo Levi
ISBN-10 9781501167638
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 208
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In his final book before his death, Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, resiliency, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy. Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own personal experiences, Levi asks if we have already begun to forget about the Holocaust. His last book before his death, Levi returns to the subject that would define his reputation as a writer and a witness. Levi breaks his book into eight essays, ranging from topics like the unreliability of memory to how violence twists both the victim and the victimizer. He shares how difficult it is for him to tell his experiences with his children and friends. He also debunks the myth that most of the Germans were in the dark about the Final Solution or that Jews never attempted to escape the camps. As the Holocaust recedes into the past and fewer and fewer survivors are left to tell their stories, The Drowned and the Saved is a vital first-person testament. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930005
Release 2005-05
Pages 195
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



The Life You Can Save

The Life You Can Save Author Peter Singer
ISBN-10 9780330504706
Release 2010-02-05
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‘Brilliant. A practical plan to eradicate world poverty’ Observer Would you walk past a drowning child? This is a book that will change the way you think about giving. It shows what you can do, as an individual, about the fact that more than a billion people are living in extreme poverty. It argues for an urgent change in our culture, and it invites you to play your part. The complexities of the aid debate are well rehearsed; the phrase ‘charity begins at home’ is all too familiar; the sheer scale of the task is overwhelming. But Singer, who has been writing for more than three decades about how we should respond to hunger and poverty, suggests that anything other than urgent and direct action is tantamount to walking by. If enough people regularly give a small amount, he says, we can together make a significant difference. Find out about the life you can save.



Saving the Bible from Ourselves

Saving the Bible from Ourselves Author Glenn R. Paauw
ISBN-10 9780830851249
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 230
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Does the Bible need to be saved? Over the course of the centuries, Bible scholars and publishers have increasingly added "helps"—chapter divisions, verses, subheads, notes—to the Bible in an effort to make it easier to study and understand. In the process, however, these have led to sampling Scripture rather than reading deeply. According to author Glenn R. Paauw, the text has become divorced from the Bible's literary and historical context, leading to misinterpretation and a "narrow, individualistic and escapist view of salvation." Rather than being a culture-shaping force, the Bible has become a database of quick and easy answers to life's troubling questions. But these deficiencies can be corrected by engaging in what the author calls "big readings." In these pages Paauw introduces us to seven new (to us) understandings of the Bible as steps on the path to recovering one deeply engaged Bible. With each "new" Bible presented, deficiencies in how we currently interact with the Bible are explored, followed by recommendations for a new practice. The Bible's transformative power is recovered when we remove the chains Christians have applied to it over the centuries. The Bible does not need to be saved because of any defect in itself, but because we have distorted and misread it. Saving the Bible from Ourselves provides students of the Bible a new paradigm for reading and living the Bible well.



Cows Save the Planet

Cows Save the Planet Author Judith Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781603584333
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 240
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In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems—climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil—"green water"—in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility. Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.



Bike Nation

Bike Nation Author Peter Walker
ISBN-10 9781473548794
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 256
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A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways. Visit the shining examples of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials. How have these cities made provision for cyclists and what are the extraordinary benefits? And then take to the less welcoming roads of Britain, USA and Australia, where cycling can still be a terrifying experience. What are the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities, and how do these mistakes lead to aggression towards the cycling community? Millions of us find ourselves frustrated by the motor mentality and fighting for our rights to ride. This brilliant, shocking investigation will prepare you with all you need to know to confidently claim your place on the road.



How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization Author Thomas Cahill
ISBN-10 0307755134
Release 2010-04-28
Pages 256
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The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.



Why Save the Bankers

Why Save the Bankers Author Thomas Piketty
ISBN-10 9780544663299
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 240
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“Piketty unleashed on real-time economics is a revelation.” — Guardian Thomas Piketty’s work has proved that unfettered markets lead to increasing inequality. Without meaningful regulation, capitalist economies will concentrate wealth in an ever smaller number of hands. For years, this critical challenge to democracy has been the focus of Piketty’s monthly newspaper columns, which pierce the surface of current events to reveal the economic forces underneath. Why Save the Bankers? brings together selected columns from the period bookended by the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers and the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. In crystalline prose, Piketty examines a wide range of topics, and along the way he decodes the European Union’s economic troubles, weighs in on oligarchy in the United States, wonders whether debts actually need to be paid back, and discovers surprising lessons about inequality by examining the career of Steve Jobs. Coursing with insight and flashes of wit, these brief essays offer a view of recent history through the eyes of one of the most influential economic thinkers of our time. ​ “Anyone with an interest in politics, monetary policy, or international diplomacy will get a kick out of Piketty’s clear discussion.” — Shelf Awareness “If you have been influenced by Piketty's landmark work on inequality, make sure to read this next.” — Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything



Saving the Media

Saving the Media Author Julia Cagé
ISBN-10 9780674968714
Release 2016-04-04
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Julia Cagé explains the economics and history of the media crisis and offers a solution: a nonprofit media organization, midway between a foundation and a joint stock company, supported by readers, employees, and innovative financing such as crowdfunding. Her business model is inspired by a central idea: that news, like education, is a public good.



I Can Save the Ocean

I Can Save the Ocean Author Alison Inches
ISBN-10 9781416995142
Release 2010-03-09
Pages 24
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Max the Little Green Monster doesn't like cleaning up after himself, but when he learns how his carelessness and littering may have harmed the beautiful ocean, he goes on a quest to clean and protect the beach.



Saving the Season

Saving the Season Author Kevin West
ISBN-10 9780307599483
Release 2013
Pages 532
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A sumptuously illustrated reference for home cooks and preserving enthusiasts provides more than 100 seasonally organized recipes for options ranging from sweet preserves and savory pickles to produce and condiments, sharing related information about safety, nutrition and American preserving traditions.



InDesign CS5 Automation Using XML and JavaScript

InDesign CS5 Automation Using XML and JavaScript Author Grant Gamble
ISBN-10 9781460915387
Release 2011-02-20
Pages 520
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InDesign is now regarded as the industry standard in desktop publishing and is very widely used by publishing professionals and non-specialists alike. Many users have a pressing need for automation of their workflows but have been reluctant to get started because of the lack of a simple internal mechanism for recording steps, like Photoshop and Illustrator actions. Instead InDesign relies on scripting which, for many InDesign users, may seem a little too much like hard work.In fact, InDesign comes with all the tools necessary for creating scripts and scripting is not that difficult-it can even be fun! This book is aimed at the general user and provides an introduction to scripting InDesign, using JavaScript to create simple cross-platform solutions. It also gives a general introduction to XML, DTDs and XSLT, before showing how to automate the importing and exporting of XML data.Learn proacively through step-by-step tutorials on creating JavaScript solutions: the Try it for yourself! approach allows you to see for yourself how scripts are put together.Create scripts that manipulate text and images, build documents automatically and output them as interactive PDFs.Become familiar with the InDesign object model: as you work through the book, you will make repeated use of the essential syntax for manipulating InDesign objects such as document, pages, text frames, graphics and preferences.Create user interfaces to make your scripts more flexible and user-friendly. Rather than just creating scripts which always perform the same steps, you will learn to user ScriptUI to provide users with the ability to make choices that determine what the script will do.Learn how to automate XML import and export and provide an interface which allows the user to filter import by supplying parameter values.



Saving the Family Cottage

Saving the Family Cottage Author Stuart Hollander
ISBN-10 9781413323504
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 240
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Whether you’re a parent planning to pass on a cottage to your children, someone who has inherited a cabin with your siblings or other relatives, or someone who is thinking about buying a vacation home, you want to know how to keep the property in the family—and avoid squabbles over it. This book tells you how. You’ll find out how to: Prevent a family member from forcing a sale of the cottage. Keep your cottage out of the hands of in-laws and creditors. Develop a legal structure to take care of the business of ownership, freeing you and your family to enjoy your precious time at the cottage. Make a smooth transition from one generation’s ownership to the next. Saving the Family Cottage explains the problems that almost always pop up when family members with different interests and financial situations inherit a vacation home together. And it offers solutions for families who want to preserve this valuable asset for generations to come.



Saving the Whole Wide World

Saving the Whole Wide World Author Judd Winick
ISBN-10 9780385386234
Release 2016-05
Pages 208
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Hilo and his friends must save the world from monsters from another dimension.