Ways of the Lord: Perspectives on Sharing the Gospel of Christ: Archbishop Demetrios of America
Food Saving and Sharing:Telling How the Older Children of America May Help Save, Their Comrades in Alhed Lands Across the Sea (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Sharing the Wealth is the incredible true story of how a $40 a week baker became a multi-millionaire owner of a Super Bowl NFL team and an unprecedented philanthropist. The road Alex Spanos took to riches was not a common one. Without the advantages of money, background, education, or connections, Spanos relied on his own heart and determination to achieve success. Spanos recounts how his first gamble was his hardest and most important. As a husband and father of one child, with a second on the way, Spanos was barely making ends meet working in his father´s bakery. When his father refused to give him a raise to equal the going rate for bakers, he walked out, vowing never to return to his father´s employ. His first venture, selling bologna sandwiches to migrant workers, was earning $700,000 annually just five years after he left the bakery. He ultimately made his fortune in the construction business, becoming the #1 builder of apartments in America. Sharing the Wealth also shares the personal side of Alex Spanos. He struck lasting friendships with such celebrities as Bob Hope and Telly Savalas. He was given the key to the city of San Francisco, he provided relief funds after floods ravaged Northern California, and assisted with humanitarian aid when an earthquake struck Greece. Whenever a need arose, Alex Spanos was there to help. Finally, Spanos shares his odyssey of first buying an NFL team, and then ultimately reaching the Super Bowl. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000405/bk_acx0_000405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the heels of the best-selling success of The Ultimate Gift and the major motion picture from 20th Century Fox based on that book, Jim Stovall brings you The Millionaire Map. This is the book I wished was available 30 years ago when I was desperate and broke with only a dream of one day being a millionaire. Now, as a multimillionaire, I want to share the wisdom I´ve gained from the journey and provide other travelers with a map to guide them on their journey.´´ (Jim Stovall) The Millionaire Map reveals... You can´t expand your wallet until you expand your mind. Becoming a millionaire is not just about all the things you want to have, but it´s about the things you want to do and give. In order to climb to the financial peak, you´ve got to crawl out of the valley of debt. You will either voluntarily control your money now, or it will force its control on you later. The vast majority of people never arrive at their destination - not because they don´t have what it takes but because they don´t manage what they have. Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, as well as the author of 20 books. In addition to his personal achievements, Jim was honored as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as a recipient of this prestigious award. As cofounder and president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network (NTN), Jim has also helped make movies and television accessible for America´s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stanley Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012302/bk_acx0_012302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A visionary and optimistic thinker examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives. Thanks to the Internet, we now live - more and more - in public. More than 750 million people (and half of all Americans) use Facebook, where we share a billion times a day. The collective voice of Twitter echoes instantly 100 million times daily, from Tahrir Square to the Mall of America, on subjects that range from democratic reform to unfolding natural disasters to celebrity gossip. New tools let us share our photos, videos, purchases, knowledge, friendships, locations, and lives. Yet change brings fear, and many people - nostalgic for a more homogeneous mass culture and provoked by well-meaning advocates for privacy - despair that the Internet and how we share there is making us dumber, crasser, distracted, and vulnerable to threats of all kinds. But not Jeff Jarvis. In this shibboleth-destroying book, he argues persuasively and personally that the Internet and our new sense of publicness are, in fact, doing the opposite. Jarvis travels back in time to show the amazing parallels of fear and resistance that met the advent of other innovations such as the camera and the printing press. The Internet, he argues, will change business, society, and life as profoundly as Gutenberg´s invention, shifting power from old institutions to us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005676/bk_sans_005676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the fatal shooting in broad daylight of unarmed African American Michael Brown by a white cop in August 2014, Ferguson, Missouri became the scene of protests that pitted law enforcement against locals and Black Lives matter activists. The media firestorm has not waned, and, in fact, has grown stronger in light of all the recent violence by and against police officers nationwide. According to Ferguson’s former police chief Tom Jackson, the uninformed media actually fans the flames of unrest and exploits the situation: infotainment optics have become more important than truth, while social media spreads the news without providing context. Policing Ferguson, Policing America is the book that finally tells the inside story of what happened in Ferguson, and how good guys became the bad guys through media and political distortion. Pressure is at a boiling point. In 2016, America has been rocked by heart-wrenching fatal shootings of African Americans by police officers in Louisiana and in Minnesota, and by the shootings of police offers in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Kansas City that left eleven officers dead and a dozen more wounded. To many Americans, the central theme of this continuing bloody story is one of racial injustice and out-of-control policing. Policing Ferguson, Policing America brings common sense and a keen insider’s understanding to a complex story. Black Lives Matter, and so do the lives of cops. Citizens and law-enforcement professionals alike feel the urgent need for our systems and procedures to change for the better. Few people are in a better position to explore the issues than Chief Jackson. In Policing Ferguson, Policing America , Jackson tells for the first time the real Ferguson story while sharing his thoughts about the steps we can take together to improve all Americans’ lives, and restore the vital trust between the police and the communities they serve. His well-informed recommendations just may improve this dire situation.
When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm. ´´The country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from 10,000 feet,´´ he writes of his time on the campaign trail, ´´and it was always a thrilling, faith-affirming thing to look out our window and see the sun splashing across Bryce Canyon in Utah, or the lights of the New York skyline at night as we flew past the Statue of Liberty, or an open field in the heartland that ran as far as our eyes could see.... I´d look out and think what an honor it would be to lead this great nation, what a blessing.´´ To be sure, the full story of the 2016 presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, listeners won´t find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one - a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow. As Governor Kasich reminds us, America is great because America is good - and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Kasich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002456/bk_aren_002456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prepare yourself for a journey, because you´re about to meet some of our nation´s most successful people - and those who made them who they are. What defines a successful life? Legacy - what we leave behind; what we pass on to others. There are heroes among us who have become an inspiration to us all. Meet Bonnie Carroll, the real-life inspiration behind the film The Big Miracle, who, after losing her husband in a military air crash, created an organization that has helped thousands of veterans´ families traumatized by death and injury. Meet Kevin Saunders who, against all odds, survived one of the most devastating industrial explosions in American history. Catastrophically injured, he fought his way back, becoming a world-recognized Paralympic athlete and motivational speaker. See how Father Joe Carroll, the Catholic priest, dramatically improved the lives of countless homeless men, women, and children by creating the nation´s most innovative facilities to rehabilitate, educate, and restore the lives of those in need. Get to know Jacquelyn Mitchard, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books and films, who has also touched lives by creating a safe and creative environment for abused women. Learn about Sandy Heverly, whose entire family was killed and injured by a drunk driver punished only with a $100 fine, and hear of her tireless crusade that changed the laws and the lives of thousands of victims. Listen to incredible stories of compassion, charity, sharing, leadership, justice, and courage told by some of America´s most inspiring men and women. This is the power of legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Rush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119872/bk_acx0_119872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David A. Clarke Jr., known by many as ´´America´s sheriff´´, navigates the choppy waters of race relations, religion, politics, and law enforcement, sharing what it will take to once again become a great nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country. We must face our problems and turn to God for solutions. Cop Under Fire is not a dry recitation of what has gone wrong in America. Deeply rooted in his personal life story, Sheriff Clarke´s unmatched passion, conviction, and patriotism is a rallying cry for our country. ´´America´s not perfect. But it still offers every American, black or otherwise, who is willing to work hard, the best chance of experiencing our full potential as human beings,´´ writes Clarke. ´´The challenge is to work for a better future without being fixated on the ugly scars of the past.´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David A. Clarke Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001647/bk_oasi_001647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.