Leading experts from business and academia consider coffee's history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the environmental and social issues surrounding it today. They discuss, for example, the impact of globalization; the many definitions of organic, direct trade, and fair trade; the health of female farmers; the relationships among shade, birds, and coffee; roasting as an art and a science; and where profits are made in the commodity chain.
If you'd like to improve your ability to learn Greek vocabulary by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more)…using simple memory techniques that you can learn in 15-20 minutes (or less), then this may be the most important audiobook that you will ever listen to. Blieve it or not, it really doesn't matter if you think you have a good memory or not. rankly, if you can memorize a short email address or the name of a movie, then you can use this system to memorize a language as rich and diverse as Greek. But there's really no time to lose.
In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the Cold War. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower's teams of "bright young fellows", charged with developing competing policies, each of which would come to shape global politics.
Bernard Brady has given us a rare, delightful, and thought-provoking book - a volume that belongs on the desk or the bed-stand of anyone in search of the rich and varied dimensions of Christian love. Christians are taught that God is love and are commanded to love their neighbors and their enemies. These truths are not controversial. What is controversial and indeed has been controversial throughout the history of Christianity, is the meaning of this love.
The information age has begotten turmoil. It seems that the more information we have, the less peace the average person has. To many, an impression has developed that modern science has disproved the existence of the immaterial realm, and doomed us to a sterile, pointless wandering in the wilderness of minutiae. During roughly the same time this impression has been developing in popular culture, however, massive evidence to the contrary has been steadily erupting from the sciences!
"A plethora of evidence to silence atheists."
In the tumultuous and rapidly changing climate of the 15th century, John Huss of Bohemia made a greater impact on Europe and the Christian church than any other man. With his abstract view of the scriptures and his confrontational relationship with the Church, he shook the world in his day like no other.
"I would recommend this one over them all."
Experience the joy of daily discipleship with Jesus! According to Ryan J. Pelton, the path of happiness, joy, and freedom are found in answering the call of Jesus to "come and follow me". The Gospel Marinated Life is a wake-up call to a generation lacking clarity on relating to God. Pelton reveals there is no category for a "non-disciple" of Jesus. In fact, for the follower of Christ, daily discipleship with God is the essence of Christianity.
This is an excellent look at the religious system of the Catholic Church from the inside. Charles Chiniquy studied at the college of Nicolet in Canada; after graduation he entered the priesthood (at an early age) and continued therein until he was an old man. At the age of 49 he left the Roman church, taking his congregation with him, and became a Presbyterian minister. His encounters with the inner workings of the of the Roman church are enlightening and could come only from someone who was embedded in such a system for so many years.
"What an awesome expose... From the inside!"
This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough?
"Interesting story, but slow"
Author Steve Parr has emerged as a respected voice in communicating the true dynamics of churches that thrive in reaching and making disciples. His ideas are not only theoretical; he led a ministry that baptized over 1500 people in fourteen years. Parr';s story follows Mitch Walker, fresh out of seminary, as he struggles to find his way as the new pastor of a small and aging congregation.
"a modern parable for the church"
Though separated by thousands of miles, the two men form a bond as Mercer provides support to Ahmed in his struggles to provide food for his family, and Ahmed helps Mercer learn how to survive without his dad. High school English and history teachers could use Out of the Pocket as a median to teach about the Iraq war while analyzing themes, symbolism, and character development. The best way to teach history is to tell a story.
"Really enjoyed this engaging book!"
Complacent, asleep, ineffective, hypocritical. However you choose to describe it, the church simply isn't working. In Lost the Plot, you get an in-depth look at our failures and what we can do to fix them. Dive into what the Bible says about the early church and take a look at our own churches from the outside in.