The book is not only educational, but fun, too. It's arranged into 8 parts dealing with politics, ideas, people, "What'ses", presidents, literature/music, military matters, and economic matters. Within each of these parts, are very short, numbered entries pertaining to the category at hand. For example, "Part II. Ideas" is further broken down into sections: "Notable Quotations", "Misquotations: Things That Were NOT Said", "Comments about Women by Men", etc. For example: Misquotation Number 352 "'Why don't you speak for yourself, John?' There is no record that Myles Standish asked John Alden to propose to Priscilla Mullens or any other female Pilgrim in his behalf, and since John and Priscilla may have been married as early as 1621, the story told by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' is no doubt an example of poetic license."
What you will learn in 35 days with this practical home-study course: 1) How to value your hand; 2) The versatile one-bid; 3) How to handle your notrumps; 4) Responding to the opening bid; 5) Rebids--where judgment begins; etc.
This murder mystery is set against the background of a meeting of church theologians to discuss the differences between the Irish church and the Roman church. Eventually, the Irish view was labelled as the Pelagian heresy, and the Roman view--Augustinianism--prevailed.
Ten principles for life and a short essay on each. For example: "What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway." "People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway."
I really enjoyed these. Definitely worth a read. The book can be devoured in one short sitting, but I recoommend spreading it out so that the ideas can be digested a little more slowly.
"This is a book about decision-making and organization in film-making. It covers the tasks that are usually thought of as belonging to the producer, the production manager, their assistants, and the assistant directors. This book will also be very useful for directors. My purpose in writing this book is to help you save time, money, and aggravation when you make your next film."
"Helen Garvey is a film producer, writer, and editor.... This book came out of a series of classes that Helen has given over the last several years."
52 fun-to-do weekly units. Each unit can be broken down in to daily sections: a story one day, review questions another day, etc. Each unit contains a memory verse and activities, too. This can be used by an individual child or by a young reader.
From back of book: "For children: 'READ TO ME'--ages 3 and up; 'I CAN READ'--ages 6 to 10"
For high school through adult. Could be used by an advanced middle schooler. Book is arranged as programmed instruction, so the student skips instruction that he already knows. Lots of self-checking exercises! No bells and whistles, though.
From back of book: "While we need to fear what our kids could be tempted to do," Josh McDowell explains, "we need to be more concerned with what our kids are led to believe." In Beyond Belief to Convictions Josh documents that the majority of our kids who have distorted beliefs about God, truth, and the Bible are: 225% more likely to be angry with life, 300% more likely to use illegal drugs, 600% more likely to attempt suicide.
In this comprehensive volume Josh offers the tools to correct our young people's distorted beliefs and lead them to deepened convictions about God and his Word. In classic McDowell fashion, he provides families and the church with a "relational apologetic"--rock-solid reasons to believe and a biblical blueprint for living out those beliefs in relationship with others.
Beyond Belief to Convictions gives us a clear plan for grounding our youth in a solid relationship with Christ and for unlocking the answers to the fundamental questions of life itself: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? When our kids embrace the Person of Truth, they will be fortified spiritually, morally, and emotionally to stand strong in the face of today's culture.
This book contains many stories retold from the Bible of about 2 pages in length. "While each one contains a good dose of biblical truth, ... each story also includes a measure of fiction that will test your wits. It's up to you to find the errors. ... For each story, the Scripture passage is listed so you can check the facts yourself." (from the Introduction) Fun and challenging. Some of the "fiction" is easy to miss if you read the story too quickly. Test yourself!