This vivid, deeply moving book begins in London in 1620 as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract to purchase the freighter Mayflower. We accompany them on their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, through the rigors of the first New England winter and the threat of Indian attack as they desperately search for the home they eventually find at Plymouth. Once there, they must continue the struggle against brutal weather and disease. With masterly skill, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming gives us life-size portraits of the Pilgrim leaders.
The Pilgrims' unique achievements - the Mayflower Compact, their tolerance of other faiths, the strict separation of church and state - are discussed in the c ... more
American Cornerstones: History's Insights on Today's Issues is masterfully written to help readers quickly gain wisdom and understanding of today's issues by revealing our history in such a way that it is compelling, to the point and actionable. By appreciating and applying the wisdom of history, we better understand today and, more importantly, are empowered to make more accurate assumptions about tomorrow.
Today, our Nation's leaders operate within an existing framework. They seek to make their mark during their time of service, but they do so within well-established boundaries boundaries that were set at the time of our nation's inception. But what of those who took office before the time of precedent? ... more
Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within inches of igniting a global nuclear holocaust.
But you would never guess any of that from reading the mainstream American media. Instead we hear fawning accounts of Castro liberating Cuba from the clutches of U.S. robber-barons and bestowing world-class healthcare and education on his downtrodden citizens. "Propaganda is vital--the heart of our struggle," Castro wrote in 1955. Today, the concept is as valid to the Cuban regime as ever.
"Everything you thought you knew about the Constitution and more-broken down, spelled out, and expounded upon. The Heritage Foundation presents its updated Guide to the Constitution, the preeminent and invaluable reference (with clause-by-clause analyses) for policymakers and students alike. With laws deconstructed, addendums unveiled, this guide proves to be the most comprehensive authority on our country's framework"
The Most Important Story (MIS) is the single most effective Gospel presentation available today. The distribution of 92 million copies alone marks an unprecedented milestone in Christian publishing. It has been utilized by leading Christian Organizations and Denominations around the world. Of special note is this is the book chosen to be distributed through Operations Christmas Child's "shoebox program" for 15 consecutive years. It has been used by Billy Graham and Operation Mobilization and Child Evangelism Fellowship and countless others.
Most revealing perhaps has been its incredible reception in 175 countries and the unparalled response rate in Vietnam with the fastest growing denomination in the country ... more
From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes "If You Can Keep It," a new book that is part history and part manifesto, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. Two hundred and forty years after the Declaration of Independence, it examines how we as a nation are living up to our founders' lofty vision for liberty and justice. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be.
The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the "noble ... more
In this booklet, Robert Boyd Munger emphasizes the need for Christians to be wholeheartedly devoted to Christ.
During the past fifty years, more than ten million readers have enjoyed Robert Boyd Munger's spiritually challenging meditation on Christian discipleship.
Imagining what it would be like to have Jesus come to the home of our hearts, Munger moves room by room considering what Christ desires for us. In the living room we prepare to meet Christ daily. In the dining room we examine together what appetites should and should not control us. We even explore the closets in our lives that Christ can help us clean out.
Munger's practical and profound message, helps you give Christ control over all of your ... more
Horizons Math 3 builds on familiar concepts. Multiplication and division are thoroughly covered, and new concepts such as simple geometry, map reading, temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius, and the Metric system present new challenges to your students. Grade 3.
Book 1, Explorers and Settlers, covers Native American civilizations through the American Revolution. Each chapter opens with a vocabulary section of 5 to 10 words with pronunciations. Passages are followed by multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true/false questions with a writing and discussion element at the end of the chapter. There is a review test after chapter 7 and a final cumulative test.
A great resource for quiet meditation, creative expression, or personal devotion, this unique collection of beautifully rendered Bible verses invites you to fill the pages with color as you meditate on the names of God, such as...
El Shaddai--God Almighty
Adonai--Lord and Master
Immanuel--God With Us
Jehovah-Raah--The Lord My Shepherd
With Color the Names of God you can reflect on God's names and attributes, releasing the stress of the day as you add color to these intricate line drawings. Special instructions are included to display your works of art so these truths of God can continue to breathe life into your soul.
Book 2, A Young Nation Solves Its Problems, covers the Articles of Confederation through the Civil War. Each chapter opens with a vocabulary section of 5 to 10 words with pronunciations. Passages are followed by multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true/false questions with a writing and discussion element at the end of the chapter. There is a final cumulative test.
Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to find our way around the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most challenging writings in the New Testament. He acknowledges that people often find it difficult, because some of the ideas it contains are strange to us. Yet, like meeting a new friend, Wright helps us to find Hebrews full of interest and delight, with a powerful message that comes home to the church of today and tomorrow just as much as it did to the church of yesterday.
Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable ... more
In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell combines insights learned from his 40-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. Some highlights of the revised edition of this New York Times bestseller, which has sold more than a million copies, are:
Every chapter has been revised 2 chapters - "The Law of Addition" and "The Law of the Picture" - are entirely new 17 new stories are included 6 chapters are 50% revised 5 chapters are 75% revised Application pieces follow every chapter Leadership evaluation is included
Respected scholar William Bennett reacquaints America with its heritage in the second volume of America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II). This engaging narrative slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America with an informed patriotism.
Book 3, America Becomes a Giant, covers Reconstruction through the Korean War. Each chapter opens with a vocabulary section of 5 to 10 words with pronunciations. Passages are followed by multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true/false questions with a writing and discussion element at the end of the chapter. There is a final cumulative test.
In this repackaged bestseller John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change.
"Developing the Leader Within You" also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers."
In this John Maxwell classic, he shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
There's no one in the whole world just like you You don't need to wear a costume or do anything different to be one-of-a-kind. You're already special and unique, every day of the year.
No one else talks like you and thinks like you. From the top of your head down to your toes, no one else looks exactly like you. No one even has fingerprints exactly like yours. God is such a wise Creator that He designed a different set for each person. He never has to use the same ones twice. God knows all there is to know about you--what you look like, your personality, your sense of humor--everything How cool is that
But that means God also knows everything--including the bad things you do and say I ... more