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A Bigger Table

Author : John Pavlovitz
ISBN : 0664262678
Genre : Religion
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No one likes to eat alone; to approach a table filled with people, only to be told that despite the open chairs there isn't room for you. The rejection stings. It leaves a mark. Yet this is exactly what the church has been saying to far too many people for far too long: "You're not welcome here. Find someplace else to sit." How can we extend unconditional welcome and acceptance in a world increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion? Pastor John Pavlovitz invites readers to join him on the journey to find--or build--a church that is big enough for everyone. He speaks clearly into the heart of the issues the Christian community has been earnestly wrestling with: LGBT inclusion, gender equality, racial tensions, and global concerns. A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, Hopeful Spiritual Community asks if organized Christianity can find a new way of faithfully continuing the work Jesus began two thousand years ago, where everyone gets a seat. Pavlovitz shares moving personal stories and his careful observations as a pastor to set the table for a new, more loving conversation on these and other important matters of faith. He invites us to build the bigger table Jesus imagined, practicing radical hospitality, total authenticity, messy diversity, and agenda-free community.
Category: Religion

Build A Bigger Table

Author : Jeremy Martin
ISBN : 1478797541
Genre : Religion
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Build a Bigger Table offers a better way to approach church strategy and meaningful discussion for the modern church that wants to have a place of influence within current culture. By creating a "bigger table"-a space where people can come together to discuss life and faith, even if they disagree-we create a place where new ideas can be born. New friendships, trips, and tips all happen when you combine tables and chairs and people and energy. The first and most difficult thing we must do is decide the shape, size, texture, and scope of our tabletop. This is where the bread and wine will sit. This is where the sound of our stories will reverberate as we share and listen. This is where our elbows will rest as we lean in to one another. And where our heads will rest as we struggle with the pain of community. We must craft this tabletop to endure!
Category: Religion

Big Table

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ISBN : UCLA:31158009464156
Genre : American literature
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No. 1 contains "the complete contents of the suppressed winter 1959 Chicago review."
Category: American literature

The Five Wives Of Maurice Pinder

Author : Matt Charman
ISBN : 9780571318988
Genre : Drama
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No family photograph can truly prepare Rowena for her first meeting with Maurice's three wives and teenage son. Young, nervous and extremely pregnant, she is warmly welcomed into the fold but her presence soon has the family questioning the nature of their delicate balance. Then Fay brings home a one-night stand, with far-reaching consequences for them all. Set in an ordinary house in a tree-lined street in Lewisham, Matt Charman's new play takes a provocative look at married life, and the alternatives.
Category: Drama

Data Structures And Algorithms In Java

Author : Michael T. Goodrich
ISBN : 9781118771334
Genre : Computers
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The design and analysis of efficient data structures has long been recognized as a key component of the Computer Science curriculum. Goodrich, Tomassia and Goldwasser's approach to this classic topic is based on the object-oriented paradigm as the framework of choice for the design of data structures. For each ADT presented in the text, the authors provide an associated Java interface. Concrete data structures realizing the ADTs are provided as Java classes implementing the interfaces. The Java code implementing fundamental data structures in this book is organized in a single Java package, net.datastructures. This package forms a coherent library of data structures and algorithms in Java specifically designed for educational purposes in a way that is complimentary with the Java Collections Framework.
Category: Computers

The Pinsetter

Author : Myron Bubnak
ISBN : 9781453539545
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82.87 MB
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This story is about a sixteen (16) yearold boy, who stayed away for fourteen(14) months, and the experiences he had. Thefirst night he spent on Skid Row in a cheapflophouse. The nights he spent in an all nighttheater, and the people he met. An ex prizefighter who helped him get a job. Turned out tobe the best friend he ever had, and who openedup the world of bowling for him. Especially, thepeople he met, the bowlers, employees, and theowner of the bowling center. In addition, of thepeople who work in the pits that no one sees thepinsetters.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Serious Poker

Author : Daniel Y. Kimberg
ISBN : 1886070164
Genre : Games
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A complete introduction to casino and cardroom poker, for everyone from complete poker novices to experienced players who want to take the game more seriously. It covers everything from the basics of strategy and cardroom rules and customs to more esoteric topics like tournament play, poker math, cheating, record keeping, and much more.
Category: Games

The Go Fish Project

Author : Kerry Flowers
ISBN : 9781490859194
Genre : Religion
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The Go Fish Project, unlike other devotional guides or Bible studies that you have experienced, doesn't burden you with lofty theological principles or sixteen steps to a better you. It spells out in black and white the straight and narrow path to discovering God's will for His church and His followers. The book builds deeper relationships between you and God, you and fellow believers, and ultimately, you and a world that desperately needs our help. Along the way, you will also gain insight about yourself through relatable stories that we all experience every day.
Category: Religion

Drumbeat Erica

Author : Stephen Marlowe
ISBN : 9783958591981
Genre : Fiction
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Protecting an actor takes Drum into the seedy underworld of psychedelia: Terminal illness and regret go hand-in-hand. Two months ago, Amos Littlejohn was in the prime of life, and had plenty of energy to be enraged when his pregnant daughter was abandoned by her husband, matinee idol Ahmed Shiraz. Now stricken with leukemia, Littlejohn is near death, and beginning to regret taking out a contract on the actor's life. He hires international private eye Chester Drum to call off the hit and protect Shiraz until his life is safe. On his first night on the job, Drum's partner takes a shotgun blast meant for the actor. Wanting nothing more than to wring Shiraz's neck, Drum follows him to Europe, where he must contend with assassins, beatniks, and the powerful effects of an experimental drug called LSD. Review quote: "Very few writers of the tough private-eye story can tell it more accurately than Mr. Marlowe, or with such taut understatement of violence and sex." - The New York Times Book Review. "A cult author for lovers of noir fiction." - Mónica Calvo-Pascual, author of Chaos and Madness. "A great pulpster ... always one of my favorites." - Ed Gorman, author of The Poker Club. "Langton's sparkling prose and inimitable wit offer a delectable feast for the discriminating reader." - Publishers Weekly. "Like Jane Austen and Barbara Pym, Langton is blessed with the comic spirit - a rare gift of genius to be cherished." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Biographical note: Stephen Marlowe (1928-2008) was the author of more than fifty novels, including nearly two dozen featuring globe-trotting private eye Chester Drum. Born Milton Lesser, Marlowe was raised in Brooklyn and attended the College of William and Mary. After several years writing science fiction under his given name, he legally adopted his pen name, and began focusing on Chester Drum, the Washington-based detective who first appeared in The Second Longest Night (1955). Although a private detective akin to Raymond Chandler's characters, Drum was distinguished by his jet-setting lifestyle, which carried him to various exotic locales from Mecca to South America. These espionage-tinged stories won Marlowe acclaim, and he produced more than one a year before ending the series in 1968. After spending the 1970s writing suspense novels like The Summit (1970) and The Cawthorn Journals (1975), Marlowe turned to scholarly historical fiction. He lived much of his life abroad, in Switzerland, Spain, and France, and died in Virginia in 2008.
Category: Fiction

Metrics That Matter For Population Health Action

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309391535
Genre : Medical
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In times of rapid change and constrained resources, measures that are important, focused, and reliable are vital. However there is an overabundance of measures available for evaluating various aspects of population health and previous efforts to simplify existing sets to meet the needs of all decision makers have been unsuccessful. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the status and uses of measures and measurement in the work of improving population health. Participants explored existing and emerging population health metric sets and characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action across multiple sectors. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Category: Medical