Good to Great in God's Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common - Chip Ingram


Good to Great in God's Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common

Jim Collins's Good to Great became a bestselling business book because it studies the characteristics of great businesses. But should Christians want to become great in the eyes of the world? In Good to Great in God's Eyes, bestselling author Chip Ingram shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work. Believers become great in God's eyes by applying the 10 common characteristics of great Christians: - think great thoughts - read great books - pursue great people - dream great dreams - pray great prayers - take great risks - make great sacrifices - enjoy great moments - empower great people - develop great habits Using Scripture, personal stories, and examples from Christians who left a lasting legacy, Ingram offers practical steps for becoming great in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, family, relationships, and career.

The Practical Psychic Self Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide - Robert Bruce


The Practical Psychic Self Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide

Is everything that goes on in your mind really you? Perhaps not, says Australian psychic researcher Robert Bruce. Drawing on more than two decades of firsthand research and experience, Bruce reports that our minds are subject to influences from many unseen spiritual sources. Some of these can influence how we think, feel, act, and even how our bodies function. They can make us unhappy, irritable, confused, sick, unstable, even crazy. This is why we need practical tools and countermeasures for psychic self-defense, all of which Bruce provides.

This is the ultimate guide to combating the influences of earthbound spirits, deranged ghosts, astral snakes and spiders, demonic spirits, and poltergeists. This is a highly anecdotal and comprehensive practical guide to the dark side of the psychic universe.

Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms - Meredith Jacobs, Sofie Jacobs


Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms

Meredith and Sofie Jacobs have been sharing a journal since Sofie was nine. They created this fun, fresh volume to help other moms and daughters get to know each other in a whole new way. Advice and thoughtful writing prompts pave the way to discussing everything from friends and school to crushes and growing up. Also includes pages for drawing pictures and making lists and plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to mind. With perspectives from both generations and a hip look, this one-of-a-kind journal is a surefire hit with moms and girls alike!

Scats and Tracks of the Southeast - James C. Halfpenny, Jim Bruchac


Scats and Tracks of the Southeast

Trying to tell the difference between squirrel tracks and those of the Eastern woodrat? Searching for turtles or toads? Or trying to find out what animal is nibbling the lettuces in the garden? Scats and Tracks of the Southeast will help readers figure out what they are looking at and find out what they are looking for, with its superb illustrations by Todd Telander and helpful and informative text.

After Image: Mind Altering Marketing - John Grant


After Image: Mind Altering Marketing

John Grant has been part of the new marketing revolution since the mid-1990s when he co-founded the radical advertising agency St Luke's. His pioneering book, drawn from the latest findings in business theory, cognitive neuroscience and social research, proposes a whole new system for marketing. Instead of building false images, he argues, business should now direct its efforts at building shared meaning and learning. Many brands using the old image approach - Levi's, Coca-Cola, Nike, Gap ... as well as numerous dot-coms - have run into trouble. The hottest categories now are those which have succeeded in building new knowledge cultures: like wine, personal IT, DIY, alternative medicine, male grooming, organic produce, MP3 music files and the gym. Brands can lead this process as Apple, Starbucks, IKEA and others have shown. The trend has been hastened by a backlash against the values of the consumer society. In this context, brand-image advertising is the new junk mail. This is because business, society and media have already changed and marketing is struggling to keep up. The new marketing system, based on interactive and non-traditional media, is richly illustrated here with case studies of well-known brands and practical applications of the theories to real-world marketing problems. The book is also stuffed with insights, trends and cultural anecdotes. Far from being a boring textbook, it is a fascinating and imaginative voyage into the future of marketing.

Best Practices: Communicating Effectively: Write, Speak, and Present with Authority - Garry Kranz


Best Practices: Communicating Effectively: Write, Speak, and Present with Authority

In this age of digital communication, getting the right message across clearly is crucial to success. Communicating Effectively, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how.

Learn to:

Build relationships through effective communication
Get more done via e-mail
Draft pitch perfect letters, memos, and reports
Conduct productive conference calls
Deliver hard-hitting presentations
The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.

Beginning C# 5.0 Databases - Vidya Vrat Agarwal


Beginning C# 5.0 Databases

Assuming only basic knowledge of C#, Beginning C# 5.0 Databases teaches all the fundamentals of database technology and database programming readers need to quickly become highly proficient database users and application developers.

A comprehensive tutorial on both SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012, Beginning C# 5.0 Databases explains and demonstratesvarioustechniques and ways to build a database application usingTSQL and C#. Full of practical, detailed examples, it's been fully revised and updated for Winforms using C# 5.0 andVisual Studio 2012 and offers the most complete, detailed, and gentle introduction to database technology for all C# programmers at any level of experience.

Comprehensively and concisely explains fundamental database concepts and database programming techniques Rich in step-by-step working examples of both TSQL and C# programs Covers all the features ADO.NET most database programming ever requires What you'll learn How relational databases work and how to use them How to create database and table objects using SQL Server 2012 How to write SQL queries to modify data in SQL Tables How to write SQL queries to retrieve data using various querying techniques, including JOINS How to write stored procedures in TSQL and call them from C# 5.0 programs How C# 5.0 uses various techniques to access databases How to build Windows form based applications How to handle runtime anomalies i.e. Exceptions How to program with each individual object of ADO .NET How to use XML in database applications How to use LINQ to simplify C# database programming How to use ADO .NET Entity Framework How to use SQL CLR to create stored procedures using C# Who this book is for

Beginning C# 5.0 Databases is for every C# programmer. Database programming requires relatively little knowledge of C# but a lot of knowledge about relational database concepts, database language SQL and ADO.NET. This book assumes no prior database experience and teaches you, always through handson examples, how to create and use relational databases with SQL Server 2012 and how to access them with C# 5.0 using ADO.NET. Almost every application needs to access a database, and this book teaches all the fundamentals you need and may ever need to develop professional database applications. Table of Contents Gettingand Understanding Your Tools Understanding Relational Databases Creating Database and Tables Manipulating Database Data Querying Database UsingStored Procedures Using XML Understanding Transactions Building Windows Form Applications Introduction toADO .NET Handling Exceptions Making Connections Executing ADO.NET Commands to Retrieve Data Using Data Readers Using Data Sets and Data Adapters Using Data Controls withASP.NET Applications Working with Text and Binary Data Using LINQ Using ADO.NET Entity Framework Using the CLR in SQL Server "

Sharp: Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower - Heidi Hanna


Sharp: Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower

This actionable user's guide draws on recent scientific research and groundbreaking new concepts in performance psychology and mind-body wellness to target one of the most important parts of the body that often gets left behind in our training efforts-our brain. The more fit our brain is, the more energy efficient it becomes, and the easier it is to be sharp even in the midst of a fast-paced, constantly connected, 24/7 on-the-go lifestyle. Updated and revised, this edition of SHARP: Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower includes access to real-world training exercises; short video discussions on nutrition, fitness, and performance psychology; and audio tracks to assist readers with relaxing, rebalancing, and recharging for improved health, happiness, and performance. In SHARP, readers will understand how the demands on time and energy impact the health and performance of the brain, and learn the critical components of brain health that provide a foundation for improved cognitive functioning.

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