If your pantry was empty, your children hungry, your electricity cut off for nonpayment, and you saw no prospect of support, what would you do? For a decade in a rural Tennessee community, you went to a shabby building behind a church and found Laura Willis. Running a program to help the needy, Laura discovered a world of people she never knew: the lonely and unemployed, chronically poor families, and middle-class folks surprised to be struggling in a great recession. And to each she offered a bag of groceries, a compassionate ear, and a heart of love. Taking a tiny food pantry and watching it grow to feed hundreds, Laura learned about her own hunger for God and began to discern her own spiritual directions, learning how her calling card - a bag of groceries - could be a gift to others and to herself of abundance and grace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesa Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024975/bk_adbl_024975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Transformational and Transactional Leadership. Discovering the Mediating Part of Knowledge Sharing: Asair Aslam
Transformational and Transactional Leadership. Discovering the Mediating Part of Knowledge Sharing: Asair Aslam
Become the CSO - the Chief Story Officer - in your personal life and for your company. A great CSO - Chief Story Officer: Knows how to discover and share their personal story Walks through the fear and digs deep to share meaningful stories Recognizes the power of showing authenticity Does not expect perfection Never judges another´s personal story or insights Enjoys a much more enlightened and connected existence Leads by example in their private life and for the company From living-room story sessions with Steven Spielberg to the board rooms of the most powerful companies in the world such as Apple, The Walt Disney Company, and MetLife, Rodney Henson shares with you the power of personal stories and how they can connect you with people in a more authentic and life-changing way than you could ever imagine. In this social-media frenzied world every individual and company needs a CSO - a Chief Story Officer. People and companies today are losing their ability to connect with others in meaningful, authentic ways. Visit any shopping mall, college campus, or city park, and what do you see? People are focused on their smartphones. They are zombies walking around with their heads down, staring at their screens, bumping into other zombies, but never engaging in conversation. People have been drawn away from communicating through conversation. We are quickly becoming conduits in just another social distribution channel, ingesting and regurgitating others´ links and tweets and shares, and then shutting down without any authentic connection between human beings with souls and emotions. Sadly, our world has settled into this. It´s time to wake up all the zombies. It´s time to start becoming authentic, connected human beings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Henson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070261/bk_acx0_070261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the credits roll and you´ve left the park, when your Disney day is over, how do you take the magic with you into your everyday work and life? Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years, and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart as well as secrets to help listeners discover their own happily ever afters. Beginning with her first position as a summer intern at Walt Disney World, through her role leading synergy and special projects for Disney (reporting to former CEO Michael Eisner), to her work with top leadership at Walt Disney Motion Pictures sharing the magic of Disney films around the world, Jody unpacks secrets that can change the way we understand ourselves, our work, and our relationships and how we can find our own paths to happiness. You will hear her stories about working with Walt´s nephew, Roy E. Disney, about her front-line role in the opening of theme parks around the world, and about her own journey to discovering how to bring some Disney magic into every day. The wish for happy endings is written in our hearts. Every park guest or movie watcher is looking for their own happily ever after as they ask the questions: What´s my story? Does it matter? Will the story end well for me? Jody´s personal experiences and her underpinning faith help her to offer practical and sometimes unexpected principles to better appreciate and navigate our own stories. Jody´s entertaining storytelling will satisfy a listener´s desire to open the doors and peek inside the castle - and, more, to unlock and illuminate life´s true treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jody Jean Dreyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001726/bk_zond_001726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am a spiritual inspirational writer, and I realized that as a child the subject of one´s spirit or spirituality was never openly discussed. I believe that our lives are indeed spiritual journeys of learning and of spiritual awakening. So I decided to create a children´s book that would explain the subject of spirit to them, and Sparkly You and Me was born. Sparkly You and Me is a book that should be heard together. I know your child will have many questions and ideas, and I believe that it is an exciting journey that you won´t want to miss. Sparkly You and Me is told by a young girl named Star Brightly in words that children can easily understand. As children listen to Sparkly You and Me, they will learn how their spirits love to dream and create. They will learn how sharing their creations brings joy to others. Most importantly they will learn how important it is to help others, whether it is someone in their family, a friend, a neighbor, or in their community. The last chapter in the book explains how they can create their own Sparkly Spirit Books, which will contain their dreams, their creations, ways that they can enjoy nature, their ideas for helping others, their ideas for class projects, and ideas on how to help protect the environment. They will learn how we are all connected and how small acts of kindness can bring great big smiles to so many people! That´s what Sparkly You and Me is all about - bringing great big smiles to all those we touch.... Enjoy the journey! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039736/bk_acx0_039736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Victim´s Cry: Discovering Hope & Healing Through Forgiveness by Steven D. Griffin is an encouraging book that exposes truth from a Christian perspective to help listeners find lasting healing and freedom from past offenses, pain and unforgiveness. As the author presents steps to dealing with past offenses, disappointment and deep bitterness, the author writes from his own journey after separation in his own marriage. Offering Biblical knowledge, and additionally sharing some of the reasons why we suffer in this world, the author writes a concise, yet simple book to discover hope and healing through the power of Christ. Full of Scripture and Biblical insights on the issues of forgiveness—heart attitudes and judgments are examined that presents to listeners refreshment to the soul, giving them practical solutions to seek after God and His plan for healing. Listeners will also learn from the Introduction that the book is a God-birthed book written from someone who has experienced God´s plan of restoration. As the author highlights this statement from the Lord, ´´I want you to write a book about My plan of rescue for people who have been hurt. Many of my people are bound up, and I will use this book to help set them free.´´ The author offers hope to those who feel like victims. What is quite unique is that he begins with the definition of a victim. As it turns out, we all have been victims at one time or another. With heartfelt compassion, the author´s hope and prayer in hearing this audiobook is that individuals will find lasting freedom in Christ and come to an understanding that they are more than conquerors in Christ. Divided into five ´´Open and Shut Steps to Freedom,´´ such issues as selfishness, bitterness, anger, hatred, judgments address heart attitudes that help listeners identify these feelings and emotions, turning to God for help. Once identified through a godly lens, the truth of God´s Word is applied and a renewing of the mind... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven D. Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086718/bk_acx0_086718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Allen´s husband Jeff is as handsome as they come, a gorgeous trophy twink who spends the day drinking and tanning in the back yard. They have the perfect gay marriage, until one day Allen notices his lover checking out the hot neighbor guy next door. After discovering that the thought of Jamie sleeping with their hot neighbor is a huge turn on, Allen devises a plan to make their threesome fantasy a reality. Soon, the couple´s limits are put to the test in a gay double anal encounter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hank Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056339/bk_acx0_056339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The "Been there, done that" culture is starving for reality. Hardly satisfied with the modern conventions of citing facts and figures and pushing propositions, emerging churches are jumping into the narrative form of communication with both feet. But not all emerging church leaders have an inherent handle on the craft and skill of using narrative as a sermon form. Experiential Storytelling zeros in on the hows and whys of narrative, as well as the importance of sharing personal experience to double your storytelling ammunition. In addition, author Mark Miller goes several steps further, giving examples of real-time, hands-on experiences for church members as innovative extensions of traditional teaching and preaching that offer them greater scriptural understanding and ownership of the gospel story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000643/bk_zond_000643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let Cross Purposes spark a fresh revival of love in your heart for the One who cherished you enough to make the ultimate sacrifice. Each of the 48 short devotional readings will help you approach the crucifixion of Jesus Christ from a different perspective. Together they´ll take you on a moving journey to the very core of your faith...to explore the truths that matter most in our lives:At the cross you´ll find a clearer focus of God´s purpose for your time on earth.At the cross you´ll find Him opening your heart and mind to more fully receive His intimate love.At the cross you´ll find Him sharing with you His victory over all evil and connecting you to His eternal plan for all humanity.So let these pages bring you before the cross to explore its depths from the Lord´s perspective - so you´ll never forget all He´s done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. James Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000366/bk_oasi_000366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.