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Dropping Your Rock

Author : Nicole Johnson
ISBN : 9781418514990
Genre : Fiction
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“When you son tells you he’s homosexual, your best friend confesses in agony she’s having an affair, or your sister tearfully describes her abortion?you have a choice to leave mere theory behind and enter the gritty reality of relationship. Love is giving you a chance to choose.” Rock-throwing is one way to settle hostilities or to exchange accusations. You can knock Goliath flat if your rock hits him in the right spot. Not bad, if your goal is to kill your enemy. You can express your moral outrage by joining the angry mob howling for a sinner to be stoned. But what if that sinner is your friend, and you would rather change their heart than shed their blood? We don't have to hurl the rocks we clutch in our judgmental hands. With tender words and touching photos, Nicole Johnson guides us toward the "flat thud of grace" that can change our lives when we drop our rocks and choose to love instead. This offering in the Faith/Hope/Love Trilogy by Nicole continues to be requested by audiences that saw her perform the dramatic sketch on the 2001 tour.
Category: Fiction

The Monkey And The Coconut

Author : Fabian Giron
ISBN : 9781468908480
Genre : Coconut
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The laws of a tribe of monkeys are dictated by their fear of coconuts. They live in a cycle of bondage to their laws and fears until a unlikely solution presents itself. The solution to the coconut problem causes a split in the monkey tribe and makes a change in the lives of four monkeys and they emerge with a new direction and purpose.
Category: Coconut

Dropping Your Guard

Author : Charles R. Swindoll
ISBN : 9781418554408
Genre : Religion
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In this updated version of his best-selling book, Swindoll poignantly and honestly portrays the need for authentic love and transparency. In a world that focuses on images, sound bites, and quick impressions, we have forgotten how to really know one another. Many of us recoil from true intimacy. Author Charles Swindollw writes,"Full self-disclosure is something we tend to avoid at all costs. In fact, we are prone to keep people out of our private worlds by wearing masks?not physical masks?but psychological ones." For example . . . The "I'm tough" mask hides weakness and fear. The "I'm holy" mask hides our struggle with temptation. The "I can handle it" mask hides bewilderment and hurt. Removing your masks and relinquishing your defenses are essential aspects of the Christian experience. And Dropping Your Guard portrays Bible teacher Chuck Swindoll at his best, delving into the treasures of God's Word to reveal strategic principles for building open and genuine relationships. Chuck Swindoll says,"My desire is that our Lord will open your eyes to the value of authentic relationships, and that His Spirit will free you to be vulnerable as you drop your guard with others in the family of God. I assure you, the result is worth the effort."
Category: Religion

Pushing The Reset Button

Author : Linda Orr Easthouse
ISBN : 9781460256633
Genre : Health & Fitness
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With lots of helpful tips for stress management, diet, exercise, and detoxification, Pushing the Reset Button: The busy professional's guide to a healthy lifestyle you will love, is a practical guide to better living. Linda Easthouse spells out all the dos and don'ts of this modern society for you in simple, easy-to-understand terms, sharing with you her extensive knowledge of everything from toxins that are lurking in our cupboards and medicine cabinets, which we should replace with healthier choices, to delicious foods we have been brainwashed into rejecting that are actually good for us! She lays out a plan to de-stress your day and put you back in control of your life. The plan was originally designed for professional women, stressed by the demands of work and family. These women were looking for healthy alternatives without using drugs or medications. Follow the plan and in just 31 days anyone can be Pushing the Reset Button and begin living the life of his or her dreams.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Improbable Rise Of Redneck Rock

Author : Jan Reid
ISBN : 9780292787766
Genre : Music
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Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk musicians came together and created a sound and a scene that Jan Reid vividly detailed in his 1974 book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. The breadth of talent still astounds—Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Delbert McClinton, Michael Martin Murphey, Willis Alan Ramsey, Kinky Friedman, Steve Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball, and Townes Van Zandt. Reid's book even inspired the nationally popular and long-running PBS series Austin City Limits, which focused attention on the trends that fed the music scene—progressive country, country rock, western swing, blues, and bluegrass among them. In this new edition, Jan Reid revitalizes his classic look at the Austin music scene. He has substantially reworked the early chapters to include musicians and musical currents from other parts of Texas that significantly contributed to the delightful convergence of popular cultures in Austin. Four new chapters and an epilogue show how the creative burst of the seventies directly spawned a new generation of talents who carry on the tradition—Lyle Lovett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Jimmy LaFave, Kelly Willis, Joe Ely, Bruce and Charlie Robison, and The Dixie Chicks.
Category: Music

Raising The Sail

Author : Nicole Johnson
ISBN : 9781401605339
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

How To Reprimand Your Rock Star

Author : Mina Vaughn
ISBN : 9781476770239
Genre : Fiction
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In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over. Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind… Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?
Category: Fiction

Rock Your World With The Divine Mother

Author : Sondra Ray
ISBN : 9781930722750
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Rock Your World with the Divine Mother, best-selling author Sondra Ray shares her experiences with such divine mothers as Ammachi, Mother Mary, and Mary Magdalaine. This book helps initiate readers into the Divine Mother energy, which is vital for both inner peace and world peace. By reclaiming this energy, readers bring more unity, abundance, cooperation and peace, health and joy, spiritual power, and creativity into their lives and recapture the true essence and feminine power.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Keeping A Princess Heart In A Not So Fairy Tale World

Author : Nicole Johnson
ISBN : 0849944953
Genre : Religion
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Well-known for her speaking and dramatic sketches at the popular Women of Faith(R) conferences, author Nicole Johnson explores the tension and differences between what women long for and what they live with. By exploring these two worlds with her one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging storytelling, Johnson uncovers a woman's true name, Princess Heart. Knowing how women love to discuss their struggles and feelings, author Nicole Johnson says, "Let's get together and talk about it." And she provides this insightful Conversation Guide to get the discussion rolling. Readers will be encouraged to discover their true name, and find hope for living in the midst of a not-so-fairy-tale world.
Category: Religion

Digital Painting Techniques

Author : 3dtotal.Com,
ISBN : 9781136135811
Genre : Art
File Size : 34.71 MB
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Discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work for concept artists, matte painters and animators. Compiled by the team at 3dtotal.com, Digital Painting Techniques, Volume 1 offers digital inspiration with hands-on insight and techniques from professional digital artists. More than just a gallery book - within Digital Painting Techniques each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made their piece of work. Beginner and intermediate digital artists will be inspired by the gallery style collection of the finest examples of digital painting from world renowned digital artists. Start your mentorship into the world of digital painting today with some of the greatest digital artists in the world and delve into professional digital painting techiques, such as speed painting, custom brush creation and matte painting. Develop your digital painting skills beyond the variety of free online digital painting tutorials and apply the most up to date techniques to your digital canvas with Digital Painting Techniques for Animators.
Category: Art

Yoga For Real People

Author : Jan Baker
ISBN : 1578632129
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For anyone intimidated by crowded yoga classes, complicated textbooks, headstands, or simply touching their toes, Yoga for Real People offers a year of classes that progress from beginning to intermediate to advanced levels of practice. A down-to-earth guide for yoga teachers and students alike, this book is illustrated throughout with more than 160 photographs correctly demonstrating 100 poses. Each lesson begins with a discussion of an important yogic concept, before presenting a posture to build flexibility and strength, followed by a meditation to inspire mental relaxation and spiritual growth. As students build a routine, they learn to first "do" the postures, then "experience" the postures, and finally "become" the postures. The appendix includes a complete list of the postures along with a helpful summary of the benefits. Jan Baker's gentle and encouraging style teaches readers how to listen to their bodies, how to stretch without strain, and, most of all, how to find joy in all things. As she writes in the introduction, "If you want to live longer, be healthier, more peaceful - yoga has the answer. How long does it take to accomplish this? That's up to you."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Rock Hall

Author : Joseph John Szymanski
ISBN : 9781450230582
Genre : Fiction
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Frustrated over his failure to sell antiques in Betterton, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay, Mark Hopkins, a handsome, rich and bright 27-year old former SEAL, decides to become a private art dealer and buys a farm outside Rock Hall, near the Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge. Two weeks later he discovers an important impressionist painting in an antiques store in Baltimore, which he buys for $10,000 and sells for $329,000. His joy, however is short-lived when his father dies unexpectedly, forcing him to take over operation of his familys steel mill in Baltimore. After the funeral, his death is ruled by suspicious means. A subsequent murder resolves everything, with at least two gorgeous women always competing for his love. The characters are strong, with a storyline that reads like a movie script.
Category: Fiction

Hal Leonard Rock Guitar Method With Audio

Author : Michael Mueller
ISBN : 9781476861203
Genre : Music
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(Guitar Method). Learn to play rhythm and lead rock guitar with the step-by-step lessons and 70 great rock songs in this book/audio edition! The Hal Leonard Rock Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning rock guitar. This book uses real rock songs no corny rock arrangements of nursery rhymes here! to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead rock guitar in the style of Eric Clapton, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and many others. Lessons include power chords, riffs, scales, licks, string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and slides, to name a few. Each chapter concludes with a jam session, which enables you to jam along to such rock classics as "Wild Thing," "Crossroads," and "Takin' Care of Business." Includes standard notation and tablature.
Category: Music

Instant Rock Climbing

Author : Infinite Ideas
ISBN : 9781909652255
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for anybody who’s been climbing for a short while and wants to improve their technique. Clearly the best place to practise climbing skills is on a climbing wall or (harnessed securely) on a rock face, but we hope these ideas will give you some tips on what kit to invest in, help you improve your technique next time you climb and simply inspire you to go for it. We can’t promise that reading these ideas will see you climbing ropeless up mountains in the style of Tom Cruise in MI2 (we certainly wouldn’t recommend it) but we do hope you find them entertaining, inspiring and informative. Happy scrambling!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rock Gear

Author : Layne Gerrard
ISBN : PSU:000017824163
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Explains how to select and use ascenders, bolts, boots, chalk, gear slings, gloves, hammers, harnesses, headlamps, hooks, knee pads, pitons, pulleys, ropes, and other rock climbing equipment
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The California Tales

Author : Mathew Kinsella
ISBN : 9781469101118
Genre : Poetry
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Exhibit-A To dream the im-poss-ible dream to fight the un-beat-able foe to run where the brave (or wise) dare not go -From the Broadway production of The Man of La Mancha, music by Darien and Leigh, 1965 Gracing the awesome coastline of California like a set of stained glass and adobe rosary beads, the 18th-century chain of twenty-one old Spanish missions offer the modern tourist a window into the history of the golden state at once colorful, quaint, often romanticized and just possibly not as benign as the tourist literature would lead us to believe. Investigating just that possibility, three amateur researchers have uncovered an historic mission artifact that, proven authentic, could shaken the golden state to its foundations. Nor would the repercussions end there, cautioned research director Brother Kolbe. Not by a long shot. At the state capitol in Sacramento, the governors Mission Affairs Department, and entrenched bereaucrazy representing the vested interest of the church, civic groups, university and private concerns, is naturally interested in the discovery. With real estate totaling in the multi-billion dollar range, including treasure troves of priceless relics and artwork, the Mission Affairs Department is somewhat hesitant at relinquishing control of their flock of iconic golden geese. Exposing the scandalous mission hullabaloo to the light of day may very well, researcher Samara Del Rio smiled with a perfectly beatific malfeasance, induce a state of anarchy. This my quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far Along with Sam, ostensibly the team sociologist; Franciscan Brother and linguist Kolbe McCeanna and computer technician Felicia Bonaventura have tracked the legendary article to the derelict ruins of a minor auxiliary mission, Mision Estancia San Micmac, abandoned deep in the cathedral redwoods of Californias rugged pacific coast foothills. Exhibit-A.: as Sacramento knows, the notorious artifact is a legendary mission document lost since the colonial era, and thought to be a Spanish translation of aboriginal petroglyphs, entitled Las Cuentitas Primaveritas de Isla Califia. Past as prologue, a highly divisive work of folkloric Outside Art, colonial-era historians date the slim manuscript to the year 1561. Spakespearean scholars, however, citing key internal references to The Bards colonial-era play The Tempest, insist that the text is no older that the year 1611. Anti-Stratfordians, of course, call the Spakespearean theory leaky as an unstaunched wench. Adding to the debate, pre-Columbian archivists at Villa Poggio Gherado in Canterbury, England claim tevidence supporting a composition date of 1348. Equally divided, modern pundits dismiss Las Cuentitas as nothing more than psychosocial gibberish and third-rate poetic doggerel anyway, or else venerate the document as instrumental to a radical psychosocial transformation. Either way, if birds of a feather flock together than the infamous manuscript resembles a traditional book to the extent a penguin resembles an ostrich. [Embedded in translation throughout the plot of The California Tales], Las Cuentitas represents an extraordinary multimedia-literary genre suppressed censored and banned since the 1960s as irredeemably subversive to the status quo. During its brief hayday in the sun, the tempestuous genre was known as Prosperos Salient Heliotropic Articulation Grids: pSHAGs. And, particularly threatening to the dominate paradigm, pSHAG poetry, (or poemetry), was known, rather tongue-in-cheek, as Teleothanantological Neuropeptidal Algorithms: T.N.A.s. Moreover, reputedly encrypted within a Prospero SHAG TNA are the sole surviving fragments of the theoretical Archetypical Tale: the mother of all manuscripts, the lore at the core. Archetypical Tale theorists insist that this so-called consummate communiqu is simultaneously primordial and pansophic, pro
Category: Poetry

A Love So Big

Author : Sheila Walsh
ISBN : 1578563321
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Live out a faith kids crave. Every day, our children are bombarded with advertisements crafted to make them hunger after the latest toys, food, games, and fashions. But there are no slick TV commercials for faith. Virtually everything our children learn about God comes from us–day by day, on the home front. And our most powerful “advertisements” are not our words, but our lives. In A Love So Big, you’ll encounter again, as if for the first time, several of the most irresistible aspects of God’s heart. You will begin to grasp his character more fully and experience afresh his profound love. Best of all, you’ll discover how to lead your precious children into the greatest, most irresistible love they will ever know.
Category: Family & Relationships