Beyond the Swipe

Honoring God, Respecting Yourself, and Finding the Right Match
Author: Kristin Fry
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825445132
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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There's no doubt that the Internet has changed modern life. In the blink of an eye, we can look up obscure information, order groceries, or connect with old friends. With the advent of dating apps, even true love is at our fingertips--or so we're told. But how can single Christians find their way from that first swipe right of interest on an app to long-lasting, God-honoring love? Kristin Fry has her share of laugh-out-loud and cringe-worthy dating app stories, and she knows the fatigue that can come with digital dating. Despite the instant gratification that some dating apps advertise, true relationships are more than an interaction based on first impressions on a mobile device. In a warm, conversational style, Fry tackles a broad range of topics from evaluating profiles to first dates to maintaining healthy peer friendships even while dating. Kristin mines her own experience in the dating world but also includes insights from interviews with thirty married couples, and in-depth biblical study from Abraham and Sarah, the life of Jesus, the letter of Ephesians, and more. This isn't just another how-to book for finding Mr. Right; this is a guide to help single Christian women navigate the new normal without forgetting their genuine identity in a God who loves them. By the end, digital daters will have the right tools for dating well--and know that God's best is possible.

Swipe


Author: Evan Angler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 140031836X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 275
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In a world where everyone must be Marked in order to gain citizenship and participate in society, a group of youngsters who questions the system struggles to identify the true enemy--while pursuing a group of Markless teenagers.

Storm


Author: Evan Angler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400322006
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear. Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years earlier. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a vast network of Markless individuals who dissent against the iron-grip rule of the government. Along the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days. In Storm, Logan and his friends are the leaders of the Markless revolution. But while some Markless are fighting Chancellor Cylis’ army, the Dust is busy trying to find a cure for a horrible epidemic sweeping through the Marked. And it's difficult for them to know who to trust, especially when they aren't sure if Logan's sister Lily, one of the commanders in Cylis' army, is on their side or not. And all across the nation—and the world—the weather has become less stable and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined. Meets national education standards.

Swipe Right

The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance
Author: Levi Lusko
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718035836
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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God wants you to have amazing sex There is nothing more powerful on earth than the forces of love, sex, and romance. In fact, relationships are a matter of life-and-death importance. So how you can train today for the relationship you want tomorrow? In Swipe Right, Levi Lusko shares with raw honesty from his own life experiences and God’s Word how to regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today turn the clumsy “sex talk” with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy God’s dreams for your life are not intended to kill your joy but to enhance it. Whether you’re fed up with dating and hooking up as usual, tired of being single, numb because of porn and casual sex, or curious about how to improve your marriage, this book is for you. Praise for Swipe Right “It’s my hope that whoever reads this will have their thoughts of the heart as seriously provoked as mine have been.” —Ryan Good Producer, writer, and entrepreneur “It’s a perspective I believe we need now more than ever.” —Steven Furtick Pastor, Elevation Church, and New York Times bestselling author “One day, someday, there will be a day where you will need the down-to-earth wisdom in this book like you will oxygen.” —Joel Houston Songwriter, Hillsong United, and pastor, Hillsong NYC “Swipe Right isn’t just another book of how-not-tos but an honest, gritty, and real-time approach to navigating dating, sex, and romance with our souls and sanity intact.” —Judah Smith Lead pastor, The City Church, and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is _____. “Swipe Right is a timely, wonderful, prophetic, and needed message for our generation.” —Christine Caine Founder of the A21 Campaign and bestselling author of Unashamed “If you are wondering what God’s plans are for your love life, or leading those in search of his plan for theirs, you need this book.” —Louie Giglio Pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, and author of The Comeback “This is a good book. Study it, ponder it, and, if you know a fifteen-year-old, tell them to read it.” —Max Lucado New York Times bestselling author “We need the Swipe Right message now more than ever before.” —Lysa TerKeurst New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries “This is more than just a book; it’s a life jacket!” —Chris Tomlin Grammy Award–winning musician and author of Good Good Father “Levi shows that God will light our way, if we allow him to.” —Carl Lentz Pastor, Hillsong NYC “Funny and engaging, while simultaneously practical and hard-hitting.” —Craig Groeschel Pastor of Life.Church and author of From This Day Forward

The Complete Beyond the Fringe


Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9780413773685
Category: Comedy, English
Page: 186
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"The original script of the show itself, out of print for many years, contains some of the funniest writing ever. From Alan Bennett's cleric to Peter Cook's miner, from Dudley Moore's parody of Britten to Jonathan Miller's saga of the blue trousers, it sparkles with classic gems of wit and nonsense. This volume also contains the music of Dudley Moore's songs, the texts of a number of sketches included in the subsequent Broadway production, an account of the show's performance history by Roger Wilmut, and postscripts written 25 years later by three of the authors."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Best Business Writing 2012


Author: Dean Starkman,Martha M. Hamilton,Ryan Chittum,Felix Salmon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504330
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between former spouses and fashion competitors Tory and Christopher Burch. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals for off-label uses. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.

Switch and Bait


Author: Ricki Schultz
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538744996
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner. We switch. I bait. Let me help you snag a date. All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women. Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore. When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . . Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel. "Ricki Schultz's relatable novel will have readers LOLing."--- US Weekly on Mr. Right-Swipe "Rae is a Heroine Who Keeps It Real...She's blunt, she's sarcastic, she's honest...A brilliantly funny debut novel about a 21st century girl searching for her happily ever after."--- Bustle on Mr. Right-Swipe "Breezy, brazen...a fun beach read." --- Seattle Times on Mr. Right-Swipe "This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling: laughing out loud alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons."--- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author, on Mr. Right-Swipe "For a fun read that feels like an adventure in everyday life more than it does a book, this comes highly recommended."--- RT Book Reviews (FOUR STARS), on Mr. Right-Swipe

Beyond the Truth

Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Seven
Author: Anne Holt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123459
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.

Sneak


Author: Evan Angler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400321425
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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“Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler’s sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—but without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear. Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark. Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days. When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

Beyond the Mast


Author: Rich Jackson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462832729
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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When Tom Galley, a successful career thief, befriends the lovely computer savvy Kate Kincaid, he feels he has found the perfect accomplice for a heist he has planned. Kates technical expertise as a securities analyst does not exempt her from his charm and a smile that could sell things. She agrees to a summer sail with Tom and his best friend Nathan Gage. They are joined by the witty, upbeat Gretchen Tillane who is only too willing to escape a vindictive ex-husband. Beyond The Mast is one part romance adventure, one part sophisticated heist and one part murder. On a cruise to the stark, exotic beauty of the Sea of Cortez the two couples develop a closeness and familiarity that can only be found in sailing. Along the way they encounter a host of unexpected characters from adventurers and knock abouts to bandits and expatriates. The action turns sinister when the group is forced to execute two young Indian pirates, an act which follows them back to California. Only upon the return voyage do they learn graphically, the value of a single life. The book concludes with a murder investigation in San Diego and an intriguing cat and mouse game in the financial centers of Atlanta. Ultimately, the characters must determine at which point loyalty compromises ones sense of integrity and when does trust override personal ambition.

Beyond the Night: The Heroes of New Vegas, Book 1

Paranormal Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic Romance Adventure Series
Author: Colleen Gleason
Publisher: AVID PRESS
ISBN: 1929613547
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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First in the acclaimed, award-winning Heroes of New Vegas series. From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason (previously writing as Joss Ware) comes a unique paranormal romance series set in a devastated world. “Colleen Gleason's vision of the future is dark, complex, and sharply original. I can’t wait for the next book!" --Nalini Singh "Atmospheric and dark, filled with high-stakes action, sizzling romance, and set against a shadowy, post-apocalyptic world that's as fascinating as the varied cast of characters who inhabit it." --Lara Adrian "Dark, sexy, and captivating." --Jeaniene Frost "An edgy, sexy, page-turning series. Brilliantly conceived and executed." --Library Journal “Colleen Gleason makes even the end of the world sexy!" --Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author “Like a sexy Walking Dead!” --Mara Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author Everything they knew is gone... Five men emerge from the remnants of destruction with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope, but they cannot survive this devastated world alone. When Dr. Elliott Drake emerges from a cave after traveling fifty years through time, the world as he knew it in 2010 is gone. Cities are overgrown jungles, and what's left of civilization has been repressed by crystal-wearing immortal beings. But even more unsettling: Elliott has acquired an extraordinary ability--the power to heal. But even that gift, in a world that lacks the technology and infrastructure of his past, is a two-edged sword for Elliott. Jade Kapiza, who was once imprisoned by the immortal beings, has been in hiding for years. But now she's determined to help the human race fight back against the control of her captors. She can trust no one...but when Elliott comes into her life, he pushes at her defenses and begins to tear down the walls she's built so carefully. Yet the mysterious doctor seems to have secrets of his own. Can Jade trust Elliott with her heart, even as they risk their lives to save a band of innocents? And can Elliott find a new place for himself--a home--in this new, ravaged world?

Labor of Love

The Invention of Dating
Author: Moira Weigel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374182531
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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It seems as though every week there's a new app available on your smartphone promising dates a plenty--just swipe right. A mate, on the other hand, is becoming harder and harder to find. The age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. Let's face it: dating is work. Which, as it happens, is exactly where it began, in the 19th century--as prostitution. InLabor of Love, Moira Weigel dives into the secret history of dating while holding up a mirror to the contemporary dating landscape, revealing why we date the way we do and explaining why it feels so much like work. This isn't a guide to "getting the guy"; there are no ridiculous "rules" to follow inLabor of Love. This is a brilliant, fresh, and utterly original approach to help us understand how dating was invented and, hopefully, lead us closer to the happy ending that it promises.

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory


Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674417925
Category: Science
Page: 1464
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The world’s most revered and eloquent interpreter of evolutionary ideas offers here a work of explanatory force unprecedented in our time—a landmark publication, both for its historical sweep and for its scientific vision. With characteristic attention to detail, Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism: that natural selection works on organisms, not genes or species; that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change; and that these changes are incremental, not drastic. Next, he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice: that selection operates on multiple levels, from the gene to the group; that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms, not just natural selection; and that causes operating at broader scales, including catastrophes, have figured prominently in the course of evolution. Then, in a stunning tour de force that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades, Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought. In 2001 the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America’s eighty-three Living Legends—people who embody the “quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance.” Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work, the likes of which the scientific world has not seen—and may not see again—for well over a century.

Beyond the Doors


Author: David Neilsen
Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 1101935820
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 368
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With their mother missing and their father in a coma, Zack, Janice, Sydney, and Alexa, ages eleven to four, must live with an aunt whose home has memories hidden behind doors.

Fine Art Digital Nature Photography


Author: Tony Sweet
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811751139
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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The latest digital photography techniques explained in concise detail. Includes more than 40 before-and-after photographs enhanced with digital techniques. Software screen captures illustrate how to adjust images for optimal results.

Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill

How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era
Author: Stephen R. Ortiz
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814762263
Category: History
Page: 268
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The period between World Wars I and II was a time of turbulent political change, with suffragists, labor radicals, demagogues, and other voices clamoring to be heard. One group of activists that has yet to be closely examined by historians is World War I veterans. Mining the papers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion (AL), Stephen R. Ortiz reveals that veterans actively organized in the years following the war to claim state benefits (such as pensions and bonuses), and strove to articulate a role for themselves as a distinct political bloc during the New Deal era. Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill is unique in its treatment of World War I veterans as significant political actors during the interwar period. Ortiz’s study reinterprets the political origins of the "Second" New Deal and Roosevelt’s electoral triumph of 1936, adding depth not only to our understanding of these events and the political climate surrounding them, but to common perceptions of veterans and their organizations. In describing veteran politics and the competitive dynamics between the AL and the VFW, Ortiz details the rise of organized veterans as a powerful interest group in modern American politics.

Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology


Author: Gary T. Meadors,Stanley N. Gundry,Walter C. Kaiser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310276551
Category: Religion
Page: 371
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Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology guides students and pastors to consider and evaluate the various ways Christians apply biblical texts to contemporary questions. Four different scholars present their preferred interpretive models in point-counterpoint style, and three additional authors follow with their own perspectives on questions of moving from Scripture to theology.

A Tribe Called Bliss

Break Through Superficial Friendships, Create Real Connections, Reach Your Highest Potential
Author: Lori Harder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501176188
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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Lori Harder is a self-love expert with over one million listeners on her Earn Your Happy podcast. In A Tribe Called Bliss she shares the exact structure she used to build her own tribe and grow from the anxiety ridden, unhealthy, introverted underachiever she was to the confident woman who takes risks and leaps out of her comfort zone, with a foreword from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein. The benefits of a having a tribe are undeniable. Women who have strong social circles are living longer, happier, healthier lives in comparison to those who lack connections and are mentally and physically exhausting themselves trying to quench external desires in isolation. Today, we live in an uber-connected era, where anyone is able to make thousands of friends and participate in their lives with the swipe of a finger. Why then, in such a connected time in history, do so many women feel disconnected, confined, misunderstood, defeated, or think that success is a solo project? In A Tribe Called Bliss Lori Harder bridges the gap between inspiration and action, providing a lasting resource for positive change and a guidebook for establishing a support tribe. This practical book is for the growing audience of woman seeking the sisterhood and connection they crave so much. It encourages readers to examine life on a micro level, and Lori provides lessons and contextual self-work exercises on how to develop the kind of awareness of the present moment that is the key to a lifetime of blissful happiness.

Netherland

A Novel
Author: Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307377593
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. As the two men share their vastly different experiences of contemporary immigrant life in America, an unforgettable portrait emerges of an "other" New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World Beyond Your Head

On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708444
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life.