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A New Kind Of Big

Author : Chip Sweney
ISBN : 1441214607
Genre : Religion
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There's a growing desire among believers to reach beyond the walls of their churches to impact communities for God. But when the average church size hovers around 150 members and the problems of even midsized cities seem insurmountable, how can we hope to make a difference? A New Kind of Big tells the inspiring story of how Perimeter Church in suburban Atlanta started a partnership called Unite! with other area churches in order to increase its reach in a community that desperately needed God's light and aid. This partnership has grown to a network of nearly 150 churches that are bringing kingdom transformation to Atlanta. For instance, on just one weekend in 2007, 6,000 volunteers from over 60 churches in metro Atlanta gathered to work on 250 service projects inside the ten-mile radius around Perimeter Church. Thirty welcome baskets were delivered to refugees, a dozen homes were repaired, a thousand Bibles were given away, 750 "encourage a teacher" gift bags were distributed. And that's not all: volunteers orchestrated 20 block parties in low-income apartment communities and 65 neighborhood food drives that collected 25,000 pounds of food. Chip Sweney shows Christian leaders how they too can discover the power of this "new kind of big" to pool their resources, energy, and time to minister to their communities, no matter how long or short their membership rolls.
Category: Religion

New Kind Of Science

Author : Stephen Wolfram
ISBN : 1579550193
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

I M Kind Of A Big Deal

Author : Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
ISBN : 1439176973
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WARNING TO READERS: The Author of This Book is Kind of Crazy, Kind of Delusional, and All Kinds of Hilarious Whether she’s driving a limo for former Family Ties star Justine Bateman, dancing in the dark for a rarely seen Bob Dylan music video, or stalking a bachelor reject from TV’s Love Connection, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is kind of a big deal—at least in her own mind. Smart, screwy, and scathingly funny, her tell-all essays capture every cringe-worthy moment of her kind-of famous life. From bombing as a stand-up comic for born-again Christians, to winging it as a singing waitress in an Italian restaurant, to posting open letters to Angelina Jolie and David Hasselhoff, this unstoppable L.A. transplant refuses to give up on her dreams—no matter how ill-advised—and shows us a side of Hollywood better kept hidden. When it comes to funny women—unplugged and unleashed—they don’t get any wilder than Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. . . .
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A New Kind Of Conversation

Author : Myron Bradley Penner
ISBN : 9780830857135
Genre : Religion
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Using a blog format, this experimental book enters into a theological conversation with five evangelical leaders and academics (Brian McLaren, Bruce Ellis Benson, Ellen Haroutunian, Mabiala Kenzon and Myron Bradley Penner).
Category: Religion

The End Of Big

Author : Nicco Mele
ISBN : 9781250021854
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores how seemingly innocuous technologies are unsettling the balance of power by putting it in the hands of the masses, citing a rise in misinformation, losses in government effectiveness, and highly competitive web-based businesses that are not subject to regulation.
Category: Business & Economics

A New Kind Of Party Animal

Author : Michele Mitchell
ISBN : 9780684854410
Genre : Political Science
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Explains the distinctive political orientation of America's young adults, outlining six key attributes, from lack of party affiliation to computer skills, that promise to transform the political landscape
Category: Political Science

A New Kind Of Bleak

Author : Owen Hatherley
ISBN : 9781844679096
Genre : Political Science
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In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he sets out to describe what the Coalition’s altogether different approach to economic mismanagement and civic irresponsibility is doing to the places where the British live. In a journey that begins and ends in the capital, Hatherley takes us from Plymouth and Brighton to Belfast and Aberdeen, by way of the eerie urbanism of the Welsh valleys and the much-mocked splendour of modernist Coventry. Everywhere outside the unreal Southeast, the building has stopped in towns and cities, which languish as they wait for the next bout of self-defeating austerity. Hatherley writes with unrivalled aggression about the disarray of modern Britain, and yet this remains a book about possibilities remembered, about unlikely successes in the midst of seemingly inexorable failure. For as well as trash, ancient and modern, Hatherley finds signs of the hopeful country Britain once was and hints of what it might become.
Category: Political Science

Building Social Business The New Kind Of Capitalism That Serves Humanity S Most Pressing Needs

Author : Muhammad Yunus
ISBN : 9781458758781
Genre : History
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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls ''social business.'' By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place. In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.
Category: History

A New Kind Of Dreaming

Author : Anthony Eaton
ISBN : 9780702232282
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After arriving in the remote western Australian town of Port Barren to live in a foster home, seventeen-year-old Jamie is unaccountably drawn to an abandoned boat, where he hears the voice of a dead young girl that leads him on a dangerous quest to uncove
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A New Kind Of Beauty

Author : Phillip Toledano
ISBN : 1907893105
Genre : Photography
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A fascinating collection of portraits of people who have re-created themselves through plastic surgery. Toledano believes that these people are the vanguard for a period of human-induced evolution, representing a turning point in history where beauty and physicality can be controlled and defined. Through his arresting portraits, he explores how controlling beauty can influence its power as a currency, whether beauty is informed by culture, history or the surgeon's hand and the reasons why people are compelled to re-make themselves.
Category: Photography