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The Hope for Audacity

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<I>The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy is authored by educators who feel compelled to make their voices heard - fueled by their passion for authentic learning, their vision for the future of education, and their deep concern with the nurturing of our democracy, which they believe is being endangered by market-logic decisions in educational policy. This book is a thoughtful affirmation of the very tenets of President Obama's hopeful vision for this nation, not mere empty or cynical critique of his policies. However, the book also challenges him to examine the contradictions in his stated philosophy and policies. The book is a plea to translate his beliefs into political action and to, thus, transform hope into reality. Ultimately, the authors express their genuine commitment and eagerness to work hand in hand with President Obama in educational reform and to attain his vision of -Yes, we can.-"

The Audacity of Hope

Author : Barack Obama
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Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama Summary

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Based on his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, The Audacity of Hope helped catapult the then unknown Illinois senator into the national spotlight. Building off a sermon by his former pastor who used the same phrase, The Audacity of Hope laid out the ideas that would become the foundations of his 2008 presidential campaign. The book has 3 main points it tries to get across; that despite political differences all Americans share a core belief in community and in freedom, that a lot of our problems are due to politicians becoming more beholden to their donors than to their constituents, and that wars like the one on terrorism can’t be won using violence, since ultimately they’re wars of ideas.

Brave Audacity and Humble Weakness

Author : Mary Bowers
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I learned early in life that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph and victory over it. Seemingly, I gain my greatest strength in the midst of distress, because it allows me to grow brave by reflection. I try in all aspects of my life to live creatively. I reside in my quiet space, where no one else has ever been, only God and my Brave Audacity with Humble Weakness.

The Audacity of Faith

Author : Monzell Way
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Summary The Audacity Of Hope

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The must-read summary of Barack Obama's book: “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Restoring the American Dream”. This complete summary of "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama, the outgoing US president, presents his argument that American society has always been guided by optimism, and that this should be the driving force behind political campaigns and democracy, instead of the bitter partisanship that is so frequently seen. He assesses the role that faith plays in democracy and looks at how Americans can overcome their differences and tensions and tackle concrete problems. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand American democracy and how it has become corrupted by partisanship • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "The Audacity of Hope" and discover the outgoing president's suggestions for a more optimistic and coherent democracy.

The Audacity of Breaking Free

Author : Emmanuel Chinyamakobvu
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The Audacity of Breaking Free! The Audacity of Breaking Free is a recollection of the time I spent in the war fighting for the liberation and independence of Zimbabwe and the following events long after that war. I have tried to be as realistic, honest and true to the events as they happened according to my recollection more than three decades later. I did not have any notes written during the war or after, as a consequence, my mind’s eye is likely to see things differently from others who went through the same war or similar experiences of that war. I have used many quotes attributing them to certain individuals, but again all these quotes are from my memory and therefore may be remembered differently from others’ recollection. Experiences in the war were mentally troubling for me and many others who were directly and indirectly involved in it. The rural population had no better fate as they were often caught in the cross fire or assaulted for lending support to the war. Long after the war the day to day life did not seem to mean anything anymore for war veterans like me.

Change That We Seek

Author : Gurucharan Ramachandran
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We often seek for change without an insight of necessity or what it would bring about. It's mundane that change is inevitable and those who don't stay stagnant. If change is so important in the dictionary of human living why do we ought to trial it? Neither you nor me are gonna walk this world forever, then why do we change ourselves into someone or something without a clear answer of the resulting effect? This book entitles you to changes that don't seem unrealistic, nor skeptical about the results but through simple, yet effective ones illustrated with stories of hope and audacity that we can believe in. A 30 day reading into seeking change.

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Author : Abraham Joshua Heschel
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This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.

The Audacity of Hops

Author : Tom Acitelli
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Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.

The Audacity of Faith

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What happens when you feel like you are losing your mind and common sense eludes you. What do you do when you are trying to live as a servant of God and a good citizen but your parents’ do not understand you, your wife, brothers and sisters; and even your neighbors consider you as an outcast? (Perhaps “worthless”).The journey seems so long and you do not know where to turn. What can you do? Where can you go? Do you leave the people you love behind or do you move to another location to bring relief from the pain everyone is feeling? Wait. Remember there is hope in God!” The pain of death was at my bedside, the pangs Sheol laid hold of me; sorrows and troubles were at my doorstep. I was brought down low, and then the Lord delivered my soul from death. I am glad that God has dealt mercifully with me, for He has returned my soul to rest.

The Audacity to Teach

Author : Jacob Easley, II
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This book is developed from a study of an inner city, urban elementary school that has undergone serial comprehensive school reforms. This book is intended for a fuller understanding of school improvement and effectiveness, providing commonsense recommendations for the future direction of American education that aim to promote student success.

Teenagers Perspectives on the Role of Religion in their Lives Schools and Societies A European Quantitative Study

Author : Pille Valk
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Religion is on the European agenda again. The secularisation paradigm has lost its explanatory power and the newly coined term ‘post-secularism’ is used to describe the realisation that in the current social transformation, religion cannot be ignored any longer. The quantitative study presented in this book is part of the research effort by the REDCo project. REDCo is the abbreviation for “Religion in Education. A contribution to Dialogue or a Factor of Conflict in Transforming Societies of European Countries”. The project brought together nine research teams from eight European countries: England, Estonia, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Spain. The research involved interdisciplinary cooperation between specialists in the different academic fields of education, religious education, sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, theology and religious studies. The book offers valuable interpretations and inspirations on the question how the students in the 14 – 16 year age group in Europe see the (ir)relevance of religions for dialogue and conflict in their daily lives, in the school environment, and in society as a whole. The young respondents of the quantitative study are clearly aware that the diversity of religious and non-religious worldviews is the reality of the European contexts they have to manage within. Most of them are convinced that religion must be addressed in schools, as it is too important as factor in social life, and for the coexistence of people from different cultural and religious backgrounds throughout Europe, to be ignored.


Author : Stan van Hooft
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From the now iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster of the 2008 presidential campaign to the pit-head 'Camp Hope' of the families of the trapped Chilean miners, the language of hope can be hugely powerful as it draws on resources that are uniquely human and universal. We are beings who hope. But what does that say about us? What is hope and what role does it play in our lives? In his fascinating and thought-provoking investigation into the meaning of hope, Stan van Hooft shows that hope is a fundamental structure of the way we live our lives. For Aristotle being hopeful was part of a well-lived life, a virtue. For Aquinas it was a fundamentally theological virtue and for Kant a basic moral motivation. It shapes how we view ourselves and the world in which we live. Whether we hope for a life after death or for good weather tomorrow - whether our hopes are grand or humble - hoping is part of our outlook on life. What we hope for defines who we are. Drawing on everyday examples as well as more detailed discussion of hope in the arenas of medicine, politics and religion, van Hooft shows how hopefulness in not the same as hope and offers a convincing and powerful defense of the need for realism. There are few contemporary philosophical discussions of hope and Stan van Hooft's book offers an accessible and insightful discussion of the topic that shows the relevance of philosophical thinking and distinctions to this important aspect of human life.

The Audacity Of Hype

Author : Armando Iannucci
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In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain's most brilliant satirists.

Teaching to Learn Learning to Teach

Author : Alan J. Singer
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Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach uniquely addresses three problems that frequently concern pre-service and beginning teachers: classroom control, satisfying state and federal mandates, and figuring out exactly what is the role of the teacher. Integrating practical, theoretical, and critical teaching considerations, it presents a model student-centered approach for designing lessons, developing personal connections with students, and building classroom communities: PRO/CLASS Practices (Planning, Relationships, Organization, Community, Leadership, Assessment, Support, Struggle). Pre-service teachers are encouraged to reinterpret the principles and continually redefine them as they develop their own reflective practice. Changes in the Second Edition • Updates throughout with attention to the Common Core State Standards, high stakes testing, the possibilities and limitations of technology use in the classroom, and preparing for the job market\ • Fully revised chapter on literacy • New interviews with teachers • Companion Website: Supplemental planning, teaching, and assessment materials; 32 extended essays including a number of the author’s widely read Huffington Post columns; interviews with beginning and veteran teachers; Ideas for Your Professional Portfolio, Resume, and Cover Letter; Recommended Websites for Teachers

After America

Author : Mark Steyn
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Mark Steyn's New York Times bestseller, After America, is now in paperback! Featuring a new introduction and updated throughout, After America takes on Obama's disastrous plan for our nation, and reveals exactly what a post-American world will look like if we don't change our ways soon. Says Steyn: "Nothing is certain but debt and taxes. And then more debt. If the government of the United States had to use GAAP (the 'Generally Accepted Accounting Practices' that your company and the publisher of this book have to use), Uncle Sam would be under an SEC investigation and his nephews and nieces would have taken away the keys and cut up his credit card." Slim as it is, however, Steyn argues there is still hope. "Americans face a choice: you can rediscover the animating principles of the American idea—of limited government, a self-reliant citizenry, and the opportunities to exploit your talents to the fullest—or you can join most of the rest of the western world in terminal decline. This is a battle for the American idea, and it's an epic one, but you can do anything you want to do. So do it." Bitingly funny and wickedly clever, After America is Mark Steyn at his best.

A Requiem for a Brand

Author : Pradeep Chanda
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Drawing from his extensive business management experience, Pradip Chanda turns traditional wisdom on its head when he proposes that brand loyalty is inversely proportional to the income and education levels of the 'knowledge consumer'. He examines how and why brands have become strategic assets, traces the evolution of knowledge consumer and what can companies do to protect equity of the brands they have nurtured over decades. A new approach to building brand loyalty that gives marketers a competitive edge in today's high-tech, high-stakes and brand-hostile environment. The book combines the knowledge with engaging real-life case studies and proven examples.

The Audacity of God s Grace

Author : John U. Nwankwo
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How can you rediscover and become the super you that God created you for and enlarge yourself to live your best life now, with all the potentialities inside of you? The answer lies in one of my strongest convictions: that you can do better than you are doing right now by the special grace of God. But this may not happen to you unless you change most of your personal belief systems-the way you have been taught to think about success, about your own life, and about material blessings and prosperity. In this easy-to-understand guide, John Nwankwo challenges you to break free from life difficulties and experience immense prosperity and success in most areas that characterize your everyday life-meaningful relationships, financial prosperity, spirituality, wealth creation, happiness and joy; vibrant health in your mind and your body, and victory to the things that set limitations on you and defeat your ability to live your best life now. Your journey to success and the rediscovery of the better you within you-a fulfilling, healthier, happier lifestyle and a brighter future with unending possibilities and success begin with these ten strategies: Automate your mind to work for success. You can make your mind work for you. God has armed you with immense power. I can do better than I'm doing right now. Enlarge your determination and industriousness. Don't settle for defeat. Go for victory. Dominate your circumstances and environment. Be disciplined and consistent. Invest in yourself. It takes courage to succeed. Be stubborn for your own success. Investigate success.

The Audacity of Prayer

Author : Don Nordin
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God still performs miracles. He wants you to experience them in your life right now! Audacity is defined as intrepid boldness. The word itself implies that one has stepped from the ranks of convention and normal expectation into daring, uncharted territory. This is especially so with regard to prayers. The Audacity of Prayer shares the stories of modern-day miracles that have occurred as a result of bold, daring, courageous prayers, including when: · God spared a logger crushed by an enormous tree · Unborn twins given no chance for life were healed · A minister was healed from sudden, massive heart failure · A woman conceived after audacious prayers · A pastor outlived terminal leukemia by more than fifty years Let these stories serve as your encouragement and example. Let loose your caution. Throw off your doubts. Look up. Cry out to your loving Father above—and receive.