Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.
"Easy to understand, well read."
They came on a mission of mercy, but now they're in a fight for their lives. High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness. But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere - and Americans are being targeted as the first to die. Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers, hills patrolled by armies, and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border.
This book's combination of radical storytelling techniques and practical examples of how to carry them out in various ministry settings forges an exciting new path for the emerging church.
the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, wracked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance.
"Fun political science fiction"
How acting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box can get you the job you want. Ever hear of a job candidate stretching out on the interviewer's floor to fill out an application? Or an applicant who sees nothing wrong with texting during the interview? Securing a job interview is a golden opportunity. The crazy-bad behavior described above will not net a job offer. Crazy Good Interviewing shows readers that crazy-good behavior, however, can make an applicant stand out favorably in a sea of mediocrity.
In recent years the American media have portrayed the evangelical movement as a conservative force in society equating it with fundamentalism. Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology and social attitudes. But is this the whole story of evangelicalism? Roger Olson's new book sets forth evidence that the link between evangelicalism and conservatism has not always been as strong as it is today in the popular mind.
This insightful history explores the stereotype of Dallas Theological Seminary as an anti-intellectual stronghold of fundamentalism and dispensational premillennialism. The tenures of the schools five presidents reveal the tensions that DTS, a blend of differing heritages and of opposing traditions, has experienced amid changes in American religious and cultural life.
Zealous Love is a response to some of the world's urgent needs in light of Christ's great love. Through first-hand accounts and up-to-date facts about eight global issues, Zealous Love uniquely provides readers with the information, inspiration, and involvement they crave to personally make a difference in their world.
Furst views 2012 as the beginning of a spiritual transformation, when awakened human beings will create new societies based on Aquarian principles of inventive teamwork and empowered service, both to one another and to Mother Earth. Aquarian economics won't be based on scarcity. Aquarian medicine won't be driven by big-budget pharmaceutical and insurance companies. Aquarian spirituality will be based on union, friendship, love, and celebration.
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents and go to movies that make them cry.
The humanoid - man's ultimate mechanical triumph and perfect servant - so flawlessly effective and self-regenerative as to stifle mankind into impotence and eventual enslavement - was the invention of Jack Williamson in one of the finest science fiction novels of all time, The Humanoids.
"Great Listen - But - The Weakest of the Trilogy"
Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla, Italy's fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo, he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages and weapons for the partisans. Later, the author fled to the Italian countryside and narrowly avoided German mop-up operations.
An encounter with a strange medallion leaves 16-year-old Gestalt possessed by the spirit of an ancient Demon King, making him a key player in a war between the Demon King and the Goddess of Life. Unfortunately, the Demon King wants to destroy the world, and the Goddess wants to enslave everyone in it!
Tommy Brooks is visiting his grandparents for the summer. They live in the mountains, where Tommy can't get any reception on his cellphone. Grandpa is a retired magician fond of showing Tommy his tricks, and grandma is an excellent cook, so things aren't so bad. Then strange things start happening after Tommy goes into the attic, which Grandpa expressly forbid Tommy from doing.
They hide among us, these near-immortals, and they go by names like William Shakespeare and John Donneand Napoleon Bonaparte. They're immune to most diseases, heal rapidly from injury, and age so slowly that their life-spans are encompassed by the passage of millennia. Only accident and injury, murder and mayhem,or suicide, can end their existences. Those who do survive, those who have learned how to live their long lives to the fullest, call themselves The Elders.