This is the story of Dyanne Mason Jones, a child of segregation, advocate for integration, and a warrior for God. Written as a gift for her granddaughter’s future sixteenth birthday in 2025, it is a story of family, inner growth, passion, music, love, tragedy, and miracles. She takes you on a journey of sixty-one years, through five family generations, in a background of race, cultural, and world issues. It begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma, swerves across America, and continues in Frisco, Texas. People who have met the author want to know her story. If you have not had the pleasure, meet her between these pages. You might find your story through her life experiences.
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me is populated by characters, young, old or somewhere in between, who are broadly knowledgeable and often creative and variously accomplished, whether as doctors, composers, academics or journalists. Terrifyingly self-aware, each one of them carries the full weight of the human condition: parents in assisted-living facilities, too many or too few people in their families and marriages, the ties that bind a sometimes messy knot, age an implacable foe, impulses pulling them away from comfort into distraction or catastrophe. In settings that range across the metropolitan and suburban Northeast, we follow their lives, alternately hilarious and tragic, as they refuse to go gently—even when they’re going nowhere fast. Relentlessly inventive, these eleven stories and novella prove yet again that David Gates is one of our most talented, witty and emotionally intelligent writers.
There are more than 32 million small businesses in the United States alone, of which over half rely on managed service providers (MSPs) to support their IT infrastructure. While there are many wonderful MSPs throughout the world, you are likely not reading a book on how to choose the right one if you had a good experience. You need someone experienced to help guide you through the minefield. Deborah Frazier has spent nearly 20 years consulting with more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses on their IT support needs. During this time, she has witnessed the work of some great IT service companies that make her proud to be in this industry. However, she has also seen just as many unethical companies who tricked and deceived their clients. "IT Outsourcing Secrets" was written to shed light on the IT outsourcing industry and allow small businesses the ability to decipher truth from fiction and make informed decisions.
In book one of this volume, Intercessory Prayer, explains the nuts and bolts of prayer with wisdom, gentleness and humor. This book not only shows you just how vital your prayers are, but inspires you and gives you courage to pray for the “impossible”. In book two, How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones, teaches you how to pray for the salvation of your friends and family. This book examines biblical principles for interceding for the unsaved and, in the process, removes your fears and gives you tangible tools you can use to take back the lost. In book three, Watchman Prayer, teaches you all about the watchman’s vital role and how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, your strategic prayers can draw a perimeter of protection around your loved ones.
Dante's Divine Comedy is widely considered to be one of the most significant works of literature ever written. It is renowned not only for its ability to make truths known but also for its power to make them loved. It captures centuries of thought on sin, love, community, moral living, God's work in history, and God's ineffable beauty. Like a Gothic cathedral, the beauty of this great poem can be appreciated at first glance, but only with a guide can its complexity and layers of meaning be fully comprehended. This accessible introduction to Dante, which also serves as a primer to the Divine Comedy, helps readers better appreciate and understand Dante's spiritual masterpiece. Jason Baxter, an expert on Dante, covers all the basic themes of the Divine Comedy, such as sin, redemption, virtue, and vice. The book contains a general introduction to Dante and a specific introduction to each canticle (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), making it especially well suited for classroom and homeschool use.
"The Video Games Guide is the world's most comprehensive reference book on computer and video games. Each game entry includes the year of release, the hardware it was released on, the name of the developer/publisher, a one to five star quality rating, and a descriptive review of the game itself"--Provided by publisher.