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By Andy Stanley. 2010
Grace, it's what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It's the very thing we are hesitant to extend… when we are confronted with the guilt of others - especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable. c2010.
By Zbigniew Brzezinski. 1989
By looking at the history of Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism, and the state of the communist movement, the author argues… that Gorbachev's reforms will not be enough to save this doomed structure. c1989.
What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time? Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation… about faith and politics, has traveled the United States and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change. c2008.
About conservative Protestant Christians and their spread around the globe. It focuses on "Health and Wealth" Christians. A ministry in… Scandinavia is shown to be closely linked to evangelicals in other parts of the world, particularly the United States. The book provides the first extended account by an anthropologist of a Health and Wealth ministry. It makes a major contribution to an understanding of the material lives of these Christians: their art, architecture and uses of electronic technologies such as television, videos and the Internet. 2000.
By Ravi K Zacharias. 2007
How differently would we live if we believed that every dimension of our lives were part of a purposeful design… in which no thread were wrongly woven? As Christians, we believe that great events such as birth or death are guided by the hand of God, yet we drift into feeling that our daily lives are the product of our own efforts. Examines our backgrounds, disappointments, triumphs, and beliefs, and explains how they are all part of the intentional and perfect work of the Grand Weaver. 2007.
By Sydney Sharpe. 1994
Sharpe takes an in-depth look at women in Canadian politics, and their struggles in an arena of male privilege and… influence. She documents the attitudes of male politicians towards women, from Pearson to Mulroney, and interviews women in all levels of politics across the country, such as Monique Begin, Sheila Copps, and Barbara McDougall. c1994.
By Godfrey Hodgson. 2000
Presents an account of the popular senator's life as a politician who championed both liberal and conservative causes. Traces Moynihan's… difficult childhood, his educational path, and his varied career in government. Discusses the philosophy behind his landmark 1965 report on African American families. Some strong language. 2000.
By Timothy C Winegard. 2016
Oil is the source of wealth and economic opportunity. Oil is also the root source of global conflict, toxicity and… economic disparity. The author argues that beginning with the First World War, oil became the preeminent commodity to safeguard national security and promote domestic prosperity. For the first time in history, territory was specifically conquered to possess oil fields and resources; vital cogs in the continuation of the industrialized warfare of the twentieth century. 2016.
Years before she became the celebrated speaker and Unity minister she is today, Edwene Gaines was raising her daughter in… abject poverty. Overwhelmed and terrified, she turned toward her faith for reassurance, sustenance, and direction. As she began to follow the four spiritual laws of prosperity her life turned around and today she lives a life of once unimaginable luxury. This straightforward guide lays it all out for her listeners in a way that can change anyone's consciousness. 2006.
By Jeffrey Simpson. 2001
Simpson argues that with the Liberal Party's re-election to a third majority government, Canada is in danger of becoming a… de facto one-party state. He tries to make sense of what has been happening in three areas that are vital to Canadian democracy: the parliamentary system, the political parties, and the electorate. What has occurred within each of these spheres has directly influenced developments in the others. 2001.
By Tristram Hunt. 2009
Friedrich Engels was a textile magnate and fox-hunter, a raffish, high-living, heavy drinking devotee of the good things in life.… But Engels was also the man behind Karl Marx who for forty years funded him, looked after his children, soothed his furies, and provided one-half of history's most celebrated ideological partnership. He was co-author of The Manifesto of the Communist Party and co-founder of what would come to be known as Marxism. Interpreted and misinterpreted, quoted and misquoted, Friedrich Engels became one of the central architects of modern global socialism. 2009.
By James Angelos. 2015
The author presents the contrasting images of Greece, a nation both romanticized for its classical past and castigated for its… dysfunctional present. With vivid character-driven narratives and engaging reporting that offers an immersive sense of place, he brings to life some of the causes of the country’s financial collapse, and examines the changes, some hopeful and others worrisome, emerging in its aftermath. 2015.
By Donald T Phillips. 1999
In this first volume of a new translation, Fox uses as his base the German translation done by Martin Buber… and Franz Rosenzweig between 1925 and 1962. Guided by the principle that the Hebrew Bible was meant to be read aloud, Fox renders a poetic version with careful attention to rhythm and sound. Includes commentaries and notes. 1995. (The Schocken Bible ; 1)
When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth… and solidifying power. This insularity, together with increased inequality of income, threatens the future role of the West as a font of stability, prosperity and security. Part of the problem is that the principles of liberal democracy upon which the success of the West has been built have been suborned, with special interest groups such as bankers accruing too much power and too great a share of the economic cake. States such as Sweden in the 1990s, California at different times or Britain under Thatcher all halted stagnation by clearing away the powers of interest groups and restoring their societies' ability to evolve. From reinventing welfare systems to redefining the working age, from reimagining education to embracing automation, Emmott lays out the changes the West must make to revive itself. 2017.
When the decolonization of European empires in Africa began 50 years ago, the process was greeted with immense hope for… the future. Blessed with bountiful natural resources and led by Western-educated elites, the continent seemed to have a realistic chance to create stable, prosperous, democratic societies. Why did it all go wrong? The arrogance and ignorance of European masters planted the seeds of many of Africa's current problems, but Meredith refuses to let Africans off the hook for the endemic violence, corruption, and political repression that plagues so many African states. Some descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Janette Oke. 1989
The spiritual experiences and practical, daily events of a prairie family a century ago. Encountering problems not unlike those faced… today, they gained insights in life that show the eternal value of simple faith in a loving heavenly father. 1989.
By Julian E Zelizer. 2015
By Ron Graham, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. 1998
This collection brings together many of Trudeau's most well know writings relating to Canadian political issues. Some topics covered include… free enterprise, the role of the state, democracy and the state of Quebec. 1998.
By Robert Cottrell. 1993
On June 30, 1997, Britain ended its colonial rule over Hong Kong, the wealthy city state with six million people.… The terms of the handover to China were to be those set out in a Joint Declaration initialled by Britain and China in 1984. This is an account of the diplomacy behind that settlement, and the prospects that lay ahead for Hong Kong. 1993.