Who is God? What is he like? How can we know him? These are monumental, but deeply important, questions with which all Christians must grapple. Theologian and scholar J.I. Packer’s classic is designed as a starting place for understanding what he contends is humanity’s most important journey.
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Anyone who has taken an American history course has heard about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and old King George III. But what were these people like? Why did they do what they did? Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard team up again to bring the latest installment of the Killing series, providing the behind the scenes context for key figures in the fight for American freedom. O’Reilly and Dugard’s account gives dimension to the statesmen, rebels, traitors, and tyrants of that era, helping us understand how a ragtag American army managed to pull off a win against the world’s most powerful nation.
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In a post-9/11 world, New Atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris rail not only against Islam but all religions. They view them as dangerous, immoral, and irrational. Some of their more strident comments are directed against the God of the Old Testament as harsh, racist, genocidal, and oppressive. Is God a Moral Monster? responds to these and other charges. It examines many challenging biblical texts, places them in their historical context, and seeks to correct a number of popular caricatures propounded by critics.
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In our more honest moments, most of us would have to acknowledge that we are overly attached to our technological devices. It turns out that what we gain in convenience, efficiency, and autonomy, we lose in freedom and deeply meaningful relationships. We would like to believe that we are the masters of our tools, but, increasingly, technologies are being designed to reverse this relationship, to make us hopelessly attached to our devices.
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This classic by Dale Carnegie has been in print for over 80 years. The book is for anyone who wants to learn how to work effectively with people, to handle conflicts more gracefully, to criticize without offending, and to win others to alternative ways of thinking. Carnegie outlines numerous principles, each full of anecdotes and the writings of famous intellectuals and politicians, as well as his own personal experiences. The principles give the reader insights into what makes humans tick and makes them happy. Carnegie maintains that following these principles will pave the way for more meaningful friendships, wider influence, and greater success in life.
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What successful people have in common more than any other factor is mindset. There are certain patterns of thinking that the successful consistently possess, regardless of culture, era, or circumstances. Bestselling author and motivational speaker John C. Maxwell gives us a glimpse into the types of thinking that lead to success.
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It’s hard to imagine that Google was once a humble start-up company like so many others. As of 2015, it was a multinational company of 65,000 employees, raking in over $75 billion dollars in annual revenue, and it’s only grown since! They’ve expanded from a rudimentary search engine to developing mobile devices and laptops, operating systems, and visionary projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses. It was an arduous trek to the top, but from the struggles emerged lessons about navigating an increasingly technological world. How Google Works is a distillation of some of the key principles and practices that helped Google achieve its success.
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This book began as a series of in-depth interviews that New York Times reporter John Leland conducted called “85 and Up.” The book’s title is just one of the numerous lessons that Leland gleaned through research and time spent with his newfound mentors.
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The best way for a new enterprise to achieve significant, sustainable success is to begin with the proper DNA: those tried-and-true traits common to high-achieving companies. But what about those companies that were not successful from the outset, those perpetually mediocre organizations? Is there any hope for them to move from good to great? According to bestselling author Jim Collins, it is possible. Collins elucidates key elements that fueled various companies’ sudden ascendancy.
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Stephen Hawking is a world-renowned physicist, cosmologist and a professor at Cambridge University. He’s also an outspoken atheist. In his recent bestseller, The Grand Design, Hawking asserts that science has supplanted God as the explanation for the universe. This short book by John Lennox is primarily a rebuttal to that claim. A mathematician and scientist himself, Lennox contends that science is not at odds with religious belief. In fact, he argues that our increasing knowledge of the universe has made belief in God more rational, not less.
Read on for key insights from God and Stephen Hawking.