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Get a Life That Doesn t Suck

Author : Michelle DeAngelis
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The creators of the popular Web site share strategies for living a happy life, outlining a four-step program for addressing unsatisfactory personal circumstances while sharing such street-smart counsel as "You always have a choice" and "Expect surprises." 50,000 first printing.

How to Make Your Life Suck

Author : Janet Periat
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A wickedly funny parody of self-help books and the entire personal growth movement. This book isn't just reverse psychology, it's PERVERSE psychology. Edgy, dark and hilarious, the ten steps range from creating a negative self-image to developing an addiction. This audacious and shocking black comedy might actually be helpful-if you do the exact opposite of what is suggested.

Boring Meetings Suck

Author : Jon Petz
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The guide that proves your meetings don't have to suck! There's a big dull elephant in the boardroom: this meeting! Most of the millions of meetings held in the world today are a monumental waste of time and talent. Worse still, most of the so-called solutions and books for boring meetings are twice as boring. Boring Meetings Suck provides tips and tactics to deliver "Get-In, Get-It-Done, or Get-Out" style meetings, while also tackling what most prefer to avoid; that you don't have to BE in charge of a meeting to TAKE charge of a meeting. This entertaining and take-no-prisoners guide is full of easily deployed SRDs?Suckification Reduction Devices?that will help you make your next meeting both efficient and effective. Empowers attendees to politely speak up and get a meeting back on track, or graciously get out, without being fired Shows how hosts can capitalize on technology, learning to crowd-source problems and increase participation Defines surefire methods to get meetings to start and end on time and not have the speaker read the slides STOPS over-invitation syndrome The author has appeared before many major corporate clients, and was named a "Top Business Professional Under 40" by American City Business Journals Your meetings do not have to bore, nor must they suck. Instead, get the winning techniques in Boring Meetings Suck, and make your meetings awesome in their engagement and productivity, or stop having them!

The Emerging Christian Way

Author : Michael Schwartzentruber
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The face of Christianity is changing. In recent years, and in rapidly increasing numbers, people have begun to understand the core message and purpose of Christianity differently. They have returned to its ancient roots and found a wisdom that speaks to their experience of faith and God. According to this emerging vision, Christianity is primarily about transformation - the transformation of the self through a living and dynamic experience of God, who is not separate from us, but a part of us; and the transformation of society. The Emerging Christian Way: Thoughts, Stories, and Wisdom for a Faith of Transformation is a collection of 13 essays, by some of the leading authors and thinkers in the field, covering every aspect of this developing Christian paradigm. Contributors include Marcus Borg, Matthew Fox, Tom Harpur, Tim Scorer, Sallie McFague, Cynthia Bourgeault, Nancy Reeves, Don Grayston, the Very Rev. Bill Phipps, the Very Rev. Anne Squire, Mark Maclean, Bruce Harding, and Michael Schwartzentruber.

Life on Earth

Author : Jerold Lynn Dixon
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How to decide if this book is for you: (1) Do you live here? Yes__ No __ (2) Are you thinking about moving here? Yes__ No __ If you checked yes for 1 or 2, then you should read this book. F O R W A R D By David Steiner Life On Earth is many things. It is one mans take on the state of humanity. It is a mental tool with which the reader can form his or her own guide to surviving among these strange, flawed creations of a supposedly infallible deity. It is a list of questions that any reasonable person might choose to ask of the Creator, should that person be given the chance to do so. Lastly, Life On Earth, as professed by Jerold Dixon, himself, is fair warning to any intelligent beings who may wish to set down roots among us. Well, think about it; If someone did have the technological capabilities to come here, it would stand to good reason that said being would also be able to tap a few of our geosynchronous-orbiting communications satellite networks, look for just such a touted volume of work and wind up downloading an electronic copy of the very words before your eyes. What this engagingly-written book really boils down to is an overview of the human condition as seen through the eyes of a man who has lived through what could arguably be called the fastest and most radically changing decades of American history. The latter half of the twentieth century ushered us, at breakneck speeds, into human space exploration, social reform, political awareness, political correctness, and new and confusing concepts regarding accepted gender roles, relationship dynamics and the evolving definition of the family unit. Nobody can reasonably argue against the statement that not all progress is either forward or good. The human animal continues to retain dark nuances, violent tendencies, and primal desires that produce a proverbial evil, mirror-universe reaction to every forwardly progressive action we take. We discovered how to manipulate atomic energy-and used it to build the first, true weapon of mass destruction. Women became empowered members of the workplace-and the traditional family unit began to decay. We figured out how to have condom-free sex without procreating-and started having so much of it with so many partners that harmful and even lethal STDs became global epidemics. We figured out how to cheaply and easily conduct worldwide discussions about any subject at all-and fundamentalist hate groups use the same venue to broadcast their calls to commit acts of cold-blooded murder in the names of racial or theological purity. Where some look at the negative (and even some of the positive) changes society has undergone in recent history and see them as reasons to deny Gods existence altogether, Dixon would rather see accountability where accountability is due. That is not to say that the author blames God for the messes we have made for ourselves. He does, however, blame Him for the inherent flaws in our basic design, and he sees how some of those flaws could be viewed as being both the causes and the enablers of some of mankinds messiest mistakes. He questions how and why a supposedly perfect being would create an entire species of self-aware beings, but with such deficiencies as to cause pain and suffering, in both the emotional and physical senses. The author is outraged at the inequities of life, and wants to know why we must endure them. He feels that, if given the chance, each and every one of us should confront God. It is Dixons contention that as we are to be inevitably held accountable for our mistakes, so should we be able to cross-examine the Almighty to take credit for his own. Life On Earth was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Perhaps to date, the most thought-provoking of the works for which I had the esteemed honor of being contracted to edit. In fact, at the time of the crafting of this forward, I have been pondering for over a week on how to answer a biblically-based, yet current-event inspired philosophical question Mr. Dixon had posed in an email. Which brings me to the best that I can think of describing him. Jerold Dixon is an open-minded version of an old-school, red-blooded, American guy. He calls em like he sees em, but then he makes you stop and actually think.

This Planet Sucks

Author : Elliot E. Bowers
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In a past life, Cyn might have done a few bad things... Blowing up a few planets, maybe a solar system. But that's all in the past. Now all the demon-incarnate wants to do is live on Earth and play in a punk-rock band. Yes, a punk band in a screwed-up future Florida where most everything from cannibalism to cocaine is permitted and almost nothing is forbidden. If the lunacy of this future planet Earth doesn't kill her, then those after her certainly will--demon hunters, anus-faced mutants, murderous clowns, even those big-headed gray space aliens. Makes a demon in an ex-cheerleader's body wonder if it's worth it.

Super Natural Christians

Author : Sallie McFague
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A former dean at Vanderbilt University's Divinity School, Sallie McFague calls Christians down to earth. In a readable and available style, alive with concrete imagery and autobiographical material, McFague crafts a Christian spirituality centered on nature as the focus and locus of our encounter with the divine. She helps us see all life as created in the image of God.

Living Hope

Author : David H. Jensen
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"Eschatology," the theological name for the study of the endtime, often conjures up frightening concepts of the rapture, the final judgment, heaven and hell, Armageddon, and the anti-Christ. Author David Jensen's theological approach offers a brighter perspective on the end-time as a time of hope when Christians will see the full glory of the Kingdom of God, the resurrection of the body, and Christ's promised return.

On the Integration of Nature

Author : Richard Grossinger
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"A series of short essays, stories, and fragments concerning the nature of matter, life, consciousness, and identity in the context of a critique of science and American government policies"--Provided by publisher.

Roswell Converts

Author : Gary T. Brideau
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About the story: Jim, a teacher at the First Christian Church in Clark’s Corner, Earth. He is caught in the middle of things, when the evil General Larze, from the planet Lazertra, on the other side of the galaxy, tries to overthrow the Planetary Alliance. “I might as well go along with the prank. He quickly opened the passenger door of his car, saying, “Do you mind, coming home with me? I have just the place, where you can hide.” Continuing on home, Jim glanced at, the supposed alien, and questioned, “So, what planet are you from?” “I am forever grateful for your assistance, kind sir. My name is Ab, and I’m from the planet, Mystera, which is, on the other side of the galaxy.” Jim stated with a smirk, “Our Milky Way Galaxy is so vast, which means, it should have taken you years to get here, traveling at the speed of light.” “Not really, answered Ab, “You see, my people have a way to fold space, making the distance shorter.”