Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith
Title Keeping the Faith PDF eBook
Author Wayne Flynt
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Pages 413
Release 2011-09-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0817317546

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Wayne Flynt tells the story of his life and his courageous battles against an indifferent or hostile power structure with modesty but always with honesty. In doing so he tells us the story of how Alabama institutions really are manipulated, and why we should care.

Crazy Faith

Crazy Faith
Title Crazy Faith PDF eBook
Author Susan K. Williams Smith
Pages 0
Release 2009
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780817015312

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Intimidated by the Great Commission? Cringe at the idea of evangelism on the street corner or going door-to-door? Pastor Jeff Johnson will transform your commitment to sharing the good news of Jesusas individuals and as a congregation. Identify the evangelism style that suits your personality, learn from biblical and contemporary role models who employ the same strengths, and discover the joy in introducing family, friends, or strangers to the life of faith. Includes questions for small-group discussion.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith
Title Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith PDF eBook
Author Joni Eareckson Tada
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Pages 158
Release 2004-09-15
Genre Religion
ISBN 1418568104

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In spite of a diving accident that has left her paralyzed for more than thirty years, Joni Eareckson Tada has been able to build a life of faith and purpose. The peace she has found as she confronts the painful realities of life as a quadriplegic has made her a hero to many people. In Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith, Joni lets us know who her heroes are. Inside she tells the stories of people who inspire her with their faith and courage. Although Joni has met many famous "heroes of the faith" through her ministry, the lives she shares here are not the Billy Grahams of the world. They are a mother, a housewife, a nursing home resident, a child. Some are missionaries or pastors; others are bank tellers or data entry clerks. All of these people have touched Joni's life and the lives of others as they found their faith rise to the occasion – to forgive an assailant, to find strength despite the debilitating effects of cerebral palsy, to choose love in the face of racial prejudice, and to discover in the midst of questioning that God Himself is the answer to all questions.

Ridiculous Faith

Ridiculous Faith
Title Ridiculous Faith PDF eBook
Author Shundrawn Thomas
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers
Pages 385
Release 2006
Genre Religion
ISBN 0768423554

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You are about to experience so many answered prayers that your friends will insist you have ridiculous faith!

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
Title Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives PDF eBook
Author Kathleen Wade
Publisher Opel Press
Pages 96
Release 2004-01-01
Genre Catholic Worker Movement
ISBN 9780975580202

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Heartwarming stories of ordinary people from all walks of life, who have been inspired by the charism of a religious congregation and found new purpose and deeper faith. An exploration into the future of baptismal consecration and it's numerous life expressions in the church of the 21st century.

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith
Title Keeping Faith PDF eBook
Author Jodi Picoult
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 450
Release 2009-10-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0061981729

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“A triumph. This novel’s haunting strength will hold the reader until the very end and make Faith and her story impossible to forget.” —Richmond Times Dispatch “Extraordinary.” —Orlando Sentinel From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult (Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care) comes Keeping Faith: an “addictively readable” (Entertainment Weekly) novel that “makes you wonder about God. And that is a rare moment, indeed, in modern fiction” (USA Today).

Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Title Extraordinary, Ordinary People PDF eBook
Author Condoleezza Rice
Publisher Crown
Pages 386
Release 2011-10-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0307888479

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This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl--and a young woman--trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community that made all the difference. Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman--and the first black woman ever--to serve as Secretary of State. But until she was 25 she never learned to swim, because when she was a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor decided he'd rather shut down the city's pools than give black citizens access. Throughout the 1950's, Birmingham's black middle class largely succeeded in insulating their children from the most corrosive effects of racism, providing multiple support systems to ensure the next generation would live better than the last. But by 1963, Birmingham had become an environment where blacks were expected to keep their head down and do what they were told--or face violent consequences. That spring two bombs exploded in Rice’s neighborhood amid a series of chilling Klu Klux Klan attacks. Months later, four young girls lost their lives in a particularly vicious bombing. So how was Rice able to achieve what she ultimately did? Her father, John, a minister and educator, instilled a love of sports and politics. Her mother, a teacher, developed Condoleezza’s passion for piano and exposed her to the fine arts. From both, Rice learned the value of faith in the face of hardship and the importance of giving back to the community. Her parents’ fierce unwillingness to set limits propelled her to the venerable halls of Stanford University, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become the university’s second-in-command. An expert in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs, she played a leading role in U.S. policy as the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Less than a decade later, at the apex of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, she received the exciting news--just shortly before her father’s death--that she would go on to the White House as the first female National Security Advisor. As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling.