The Church today is in the middle of a powerful storm, the intensity of which is likely to increase in the future. Many Christians are bewildered and concerned by what they see—a culture that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity and a church whose vital signs are quickly waning. In Strong through the Storm, pastor and bestselling author Jim Cymbala speaks to every Christian who is concerned about the challenges the church is facing in America today. Using powerful stories of people who have been transformed by Christ, Cymbala offers hope, helping Christians to understand that a life surrendered to Christ will not be easily defeated, even in the midst of growing hostility toward Christians. No matter how much spiritual darkness encompasses the world, the light of the gospel cannot be suppressed. Some churches are coming at the storm with harsh legalism, but Cymbala explains that the message needs to be grace. We need to understand the spiritual battle we are in and use the right weapons against it, says Cymbala. We are not struggling against the leaders of this world or the people in the battle, we are struggling against our spiritual enemy, and we need to fight with the Word of God, prayer, and the Holy Spirit. We don’t need more church growth programs to turn the church around. What’s needed is a transformation so that the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit is allowed to lead, and lives are changed.
How to Be a Christian in the World Today
Author: Jim Cymbala
The storms of life come in many shapes and sizes, and navigating these storms with grace and peace can prove difficult without the right preparation and tools. Finding the life-saving tools can be challenging if a person doesnt know where to look. Growing Strong in the Storm is the story of one woman and her familys journey through a year of storms and the peace she found in God. Her faith and commitment to follow Gods leading brought her safely through the challenges of those storms. The journey was long and painful, but Gods glory and love shone through all of the struggles. Her story will inspire you to grow your faith and rededicate your life to knowing the one true source of shelter in all of lifes storms. Learning to keep your eyes on God and serve others will help you find protection and peace from the storms that will come your way. God showers His blessings on all who are willing to follow where He leads.
Testing Faith and Finding Peace
Author: Theresa A. Salazar
Publisher: WestBow Press
Through The Storm is a collection of poems recounting the challenges we experience in life and yet hope in God in the midst of every diffi cult situation. It contains 40 poems covering topics like faith, hope and protection in the times of trouble. It is meant to encourage all and sundry to keep hope alive during trying times, for there is a God who is able to carry them on eagles’ wings through the storm.
Author: Priscilla Akua Boakye
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Resilience. Is it something that exists within us or is it something that is developed? These insightful teachings and stories demonstrate how resilience can be strengthened regardless of age or life situation. Authors spanning seven generations share how they weathered the storms that have come into their life. Life struggles ranging from cancer, divorce, miscarriage, depression, child bullying and even spiritual transformation. This book will not only inspire, it will give you specific teachings to use perseverance, love, hope, faith and prayer to help you build unstoppable relationships and resilience to come through any storm, Strong
Author: Tricia Andreassen
Living In The Realm Of Miracles and Angel Encounters You will experience unbelievable, soul-stirring, miracles that will alter your reality of this world. Be prepared to be amazed and illuminated in these compelling and riveting true life stories of miracles and angel encounters, such as Louisiana author, Anne Butler, held in the arms of angels, premonition dream visions of: 9/11 disaster, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa's deaths, Space Shuttle Columbia's crash, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Firsthand accounts of miracles, such as: pets brought back to life, divine healings, lives saved, angels at a Joyce Meyer conference, angels saving author's life, Hurricane Katrina miracle, and many more incredible and inspiring stories of faith, proving the overpowering evidence of the existence of angels and miracles in our world today. Read this intriguing and inspirational book of astonishing faith filled stories where ordinary things may not be what they seem What a wonderful God we have - he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass onto them this same help and comfort God has given us 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5 (TLB)
Author: Brigitte A. Murchison
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A reissue of the classic book of historic New England storms, first published in 1891 by Sidney Perley (1858-1928).
Its Gales, Hurricaines, Tornadoes, Showers with Thunder and Lightning, Great Snow Storms, Rains, Freshets, Floods, Droughts, Cold Winters, Hot Summers, Avalanches, Earthquakes, Dark Days, Comets, Aurora Borealis, Phenomena in the Heavens, Wrecks Along the Coast, with Incidents and Annecdotes, Amusing and Pathetic
Author: Sidney Perley
Publisher: Applewood Books
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
A seventeen-year-old star student and gifted athlete hides the painful truths about her private life, including a failing family farm, her mother's growing apocalyptic fears, the institutionalization of her special-needs sister, and her romance with the son of Hmong immigrants.
Author: Jim Heynen
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Author: United States. Environmental Data Service
The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.
Author: Ben Gelber
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Weirton was originally settled as the village of Holliday’s Cove, a strategic fortification along the Ohio River in northwestern Virginia. In 1909, a tinplate mill was established in northern Holliday’s Cove, and Weirton was born. Thousands of immigrants of many nationalities came here to work and live, while Ernest T. Weir created his life’s dream of a fully integrated steel plant. Weirton became the “Largest Unincorporated Town in the Country” and remained unincorporated for 38 years. In 1947, Weirton combined with Holliday’s Cove, Weirton Heights, and Marland Heights to become the official City of Weirton. Thomas E. Millsop, president of Weirton Steel Co., became the first mayor, and the mill became a major factor in the city’s success. Many historic moments, including the record snowfall of Thanksgiving weekend 1950, were highlighted in the Weirton Steel Employees’ Bulletin. Weirton captures this event and tells the story of the “New City,” which thrived in the 1950s and 1960s.
Author: Dennis R. Jones
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Decision science offers powerful insights and techniques that help people make better decisions to improve business and society. This new volume brings together the peer-reviewed papers that have been chosen as the "best of the best" by the field's leading organization, the Decision Sciences Institute. These papers, authored by respected decision science researchers and academics from around the world, will be presented at DSI's 45th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida in November 2014. The first book of papers ever assembled by DSI, this volume describes recent methods and approaches in the decision sciences, with a special focus on how accelerating technological innovation is driving change in the ways organizations and individuals make decisions. These papers offer actionable insights for decision-makers of all kinds, in business, public policy, non-profit organizations, and beyond. They also point to new research directions for academic researchers in decision science worldwide.
Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference
Author: Decision Sciences Institute,Merrill Warkentin
Publisher: FT Press
Noted coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show that the quantitative mathematical models policy makers and government administrators use to form environmental policies are seriously flawed. Based on unrealistic and sometimes false assumptions, these models often yield answers that support unwise policies. Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Pilkey and Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork. They begin with a riveting account of the extinction of the North Atlantic cod on the Grand Banks of Canada. Next they engage in a general discussion of the limitations of many models across a broad array of crucial environmental subjects. The book offers fascinating case studies depicting how the seductiveness of quantitative models has led to unmanageable nuclear waste disposal practices, poisoned mining sites, unjustifiable faith in predicted sea level rise rates, bad predictions of future shoreline erosion rates, overoptimistic cost estimates of artificial beaches, and a host of other thorny problems. The authors demonstrate how many modelers have been reckless, employing fudge factors to assure "correct" answers and caring little if their models actually worked. A timely and urgent book written in an engaging style, Useless Arithmetic evaluates the assumptions behind models, the nature of the field data, and the dialogue between modelers and their "customers."
Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,Linda Pilkey-Jarvis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Disruption of spacecraft and satellites, television transmission failures and power blackouts are just a few of the powerful effects of space weather, caused by the charged particles and electromagnetic force fields that dominate space. This book compares terrestrial and space weather, and describes how space weather occurs and how it can be monitored and forecasted. Written from a personal perspective, this clear and compelling book will be valuable to anyone with an interest in understanding the phenomenon of space weather.
Author: John W. Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Are you going through an unbelievable crisis in your life and don't know what to do? Well there is an answer for you. You can make it through this horrible time. In life we all must go through storms that either make us stronger or break us. Don't let the storm overtake you. You can make it through the storm if you don't give up.This book was written for you so you can go through your crisis, problem, disaster - storm - VICTORIOUSLY!As an Earth Science Teacher for several years, I have taught sixth graders about the different storms on our Earth such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms. God gave me a revelation that just as a physical storm on Earth goes through several stages, a spiritual storm will take you through these same stages. In this book, I compare the stages of a spiritual storm to that of a physical storm. Most importantly in reading this book, you will learn how to weather the storm and know what to do at each stage so you can become a stronger, more spiritual person.In this book I include steps to take when going through a crisis. There are several similarities between a spiritual and physical storm. We eventually recover from a hurricane, tornado, or flood and we can also recover from a spiritual storm or crisis. It may take time but if we are diligent and don't give up we can come out of the storm victoriously.
Author: Vonya Knighton Green
Publisher: Xulon Press