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Why Good Churches Fizzle

By Kurt Takamine, Ed.D.
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1449782957
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: why-good-churches-fizzle.pdf

Book Summary:

Why Good Churches Fizzle explores the reasons why high-potential, highly motivated churches struggle in their God-given mission. The fizzling church is defined as one that began with great promise and excitement, only to stagnate or flatline in influence. What are the components of churches that fizzle, and what are the attributes of churches that succeed? Practical insights and exercises are presented in clear and simple language to the readership, and the author writes from the perspective of an organizational leadership professor, an executive leader from a major Christian university, and as an executive pastor.

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Book Summary:

CAN ONE HAVE FAITH WHEN FAITH ITSELF IS CORRUPT? SPOTLIGHT meets THE FIRM in this Award-Winning First Installment of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series . . . Zachary Blake—once Detroit’s King of Justice, his partners stole his practice—his wife kicked him out and took everything. He spends his time getting plastered at the local strip club or hustling traffic cases. Things are about to change . . . The Coalition—the church’s super-secret organization whose leader will stop at nothing to protect it. Will these evil actors thwart justice once again? Jennifer Tracy—a woman of deep faith and grim determination whose children have fallen victim to a vicious predator. Will the unconscionable evil of The Coalition victimize Jennifer and her boys a second time? The three converge in Detroit for the trial of the century. This compelling and realistic courtroom action drama spins a web of greed, power, and unspeakable acts of betrayal—will victims and perpetrators get the justice they so richly deserve? Bello keeps you guessing until the jury speaks . . . Scroll and hit the ‘buy’ button to find the answers in this controversial first Zachary Blake Legal Thriller today! What readers are saying about Betrayal of Faith: ***** “One of the Best I’ve Read This Year.” ***** “Great Legal Thriller Candy for those that miss Old John Grisham.” ***** “Poignant, heartbreaking, relevant, and redemptive. Not one to miss.” ***** “Clear Your Schedule. You won’t want to put this down.”

Dwellers of the Night: The Church of 89 Steps

By Anthony Barnhart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1312828722
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 635
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Book Summary:

The second installment of the Dwellers of the Night Trilogy begins at a survivor’s colony on the eastern side of the city. The Man discovers he isn’t as alone as he thought: there are more survivors than just him and Mark. He and Mark settle into life in the survivor’s colony, but The Man knows it’s simply a matter of time before the survivors’ complacency is shown up for what it really is. He concocts a wild idea: a last-ditch effort, a journey to Alaska, where the disease’s effects will have had less of an impact, and where he can live a somewhat normal life. The others at the colony uncover his plans and several members wish to join him. As he wrestles with the idea of setting out with companions rather than by himself, a psychotic turncoat within their ranks spells death for them all.

Picklehead

By Rohan Candappa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407081349
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 956
  • File Pdf: picklehead.pdf

Book Summary:

Rohan Candappa, author of bestselling humour books such as the Little Book of Stress and The Curious Incident of the Weapons of Mass Destruction, is the son of a Sri Lankan father and Burmese mother. He grew up small and round in South London, riding his chopper bike and supporting Leeds United. But every day his mother would conjur delicious meals out of thin air. His father cooked too, with fiery flavourings, black curries and green coriander chutneys. Their home became the focus for family gatherings and feasts of such delicacy and exoticism that you'd never have known Norwood lay outside the window. Yet somewhere in his twenties Rohan forgot his culinary heritage and it wasn't until he was bringing up his own young family that he began to think more about his identity as a second generation immigrant and the binding, identifying power of the family meal caught his imagination. And so he began this beautifully written, funny, poignant memoir of his heritage and his home. Of curry leaves and curried chips. Hot chillis and hot dogs. Pataks and Heinz. About the past and the present - and the place where time should cease to matter... the family kitchen.