What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Charles Derber
Presents an original analysis of what the real sources of power are in America today Reveals the tactics used by corporate interests to wield hidden power Offers detailed strategic advice for how the Democrats can unite with grassroots social movements and form a powerful coalition for fundamental change Thom Hartmann, Air America radio host and bestselling author of Screwed, says ''Hidden Power is the must-read book of the year. Buy three copies, at least, because you'll want to share a few with friends, and will never want to part with your own well-marked-up copy.'' read the full review Political parties and elections are increasingly political theatre, with real power hidden behind a smokescreen of propaganda, carefully manipulated cultural and religious wars, and voting rituals. But there is another kind of hidden power in America: the grassroots social movements working for progressive change. If the Democratic Party can ally with these movements, America can be returned to its people. Derber sees American history as a succession of regimes, each spanning several administrations. Since the end of the Civil War, regimes of hidden power, in which corporate interests control both parties behind the scenes, have alternated with more open, inclusive and democratic regimes. Derber details how and why these hidden power systems finally collapsed and what determined the types of regimes that succeeded them. Hidden Power reveals how the current regime, possibly the most corporate in history, has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars, supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. Will this latest corporate regime be replaced by one that is more progressive? Or it could turn even further right and yield to something even worse, a uniquely American form of fascism? The best hope for positive change lies in an alliance between the Democratic Party and the grass roots progressive movements that, Derber shows, have always been the catalysts for change. Hidden Power concludes with an impassioned argument for why this would be in the Democrats' best interests, as well as the country's, and a detailed program for exactly how to go about it. Thoughtful, eloquent, and compelling, Hidden Power offers real hope for restoring genuine democracy to America.
This is one of the true classic self-help books, sought by many people over the years for its proven techniques. This book reveals how to use both the mind and the power of one's own spirit to live a fuller life and come closer to God. Troward has created a roadmap that one can follow by reading this book, that will allow one to travel on a path toward the realization of Truth. Subjects include Completeness, The Principle of Guidance, Religious Opinions, Entering into the Spirit of It, Jachin and Boaz, What is Higher Thought, and much more.
The inspiration of Ernest Holmes has reached hundreds of thousands of readers through his classic works, many of which are just now becoming available in paperback. Originally published in 1929 as The Bible in Light of Religious Science, this exegesis on the hidden lessons of some of Scripture's best-known verses has been largely unavailable-and even unknown-since the 1940s. Indeed, this edition comes as a brand-new work to the many readers of Ernest Holmes. It is fully reset and redesigned, published for the first time with an index, and includes a new preface to frame the book for the contemporary reader.
Women are searching for significance and status in our generation. There is a holy restlessness concerning purpose as much as the yearning for power. The Hidden Power of a Woman traces the tragedy in the garden where the woman seemingly lost and her garden to the modern day where women are still fighting to regain what they have lost. The authors, Bonnie and Mahesh Chavda, show how modern feminism and religion have both failed in the quest to restore women to their rightful place in our society. What is the answer? The Chavdas show that her power, influence, and insight that was stolen in Eden and hidden for subsequent ages was returned back to her two thousand years ago when Christ cried out, "It is finished!" As the hidden power of God emerges in the woman who fully follows Christ, get ready for empowerment in the church, redemption in society, miracles in the body, and blessings on the human race unequal to any generation previous. The new thing God began when he made a woman as the crowning glory of his creation work and was lost in that same Garden will be restored once again
Kati Marton’s bestselling Hidden Power is an engrossing look at twelve presidential marriages–from Edith and Woodrow Wilson to Laura and George W. Bush–that have profoundly affected America’s history. Marton uncovers the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the ultimate power couples, showing how first ladies have used their privileged access to the president to influence staffing, promote causes, and engage directly in policy-making. Edith Wilson secretly ran the country after Woodrow’s debilitating stroke. Eleanor Roosevelt was FDR’s moral compass. And Laura Bush, initially shy of any public role, has proven to be the emotional ballast for her husband. Through extensive research and interviews, Marton reveals the substantial–yet often overlooked–legacy of presidential wives, providing insight into the evolution of women’s roles in the twentieth century and vividly depicting the synergy of these unique political partnerships.
What should we make of the outsized role organized crime plays in conflict and crisis, from drug wars in Mexico to human smuggling in North Africa, from the struggle in Crimea to scandals in Kabul? How can we deal with the convergence of politics and crime in so-called 'mafia states' such as Guinea-Bissau, North Korea or, as some argue, Russia? Drawing on unpublished government documents and mafia memoirs, James Cockayne discovers the strategic logic of organized crime, hidden in a century of forgotten political--criminal collaboration in New York, Sicily and the Caribbean. He reveals states and mafias competing - and collaborating -- in a competition for governmental power. He discovers mafias influencing elections, changing constitutions, organizing domestic insurgencies and transnational terrorism, negotiating peace deals, and forming governmental joint ventures with ruling groups. And he sees mafias working with the US government to spy on American citizens, catch Nazis, try to assassinate Fidel Castro, invade and govern Sicily, and playing unappreciated roles in the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Almost 40 years ago John and Elizabeth Sherill introduced the world to the phenomenon of 'speaking in tongues' in their book, They Speak with Other Tongues. The book was an immediate success as thousands were touched by the power of this spiritual gift. The Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues again explores this spiritual experience powerfully prevalent in the early church. This much maligned and controversial gift was a practical part of their worship and intercession and seeks to be rediscovered in our day. In a day of spiritual poverty, Chavda challenges the Body of Christ to experience afresh the secret dynamic of 'speaking in tongues', as he removes the veil covering this glorious gift.
The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture helps the church navigate its challenges and opportunities in the context of our electronic culture. Shane Hipps interprets and explains this culture and the implications for our faith and the church. This book invites us to engage new cultural realities while staying connected to our spiritual heritage.
Women have started a search for a new definition of self. They have been spiritually growing, but in the process started to loose their counterparts. Men and women are becoming more and more distant from each other. Many partnerships have become dysfunctional and emotionally empty. And what about men? How is their soul? What do they think about and what do they feel? Why are they emotionally closed off and afraid to share their feelings? Hidden power is a deep probe into the principles of male psychology, masculine thinking, perceptions of male identity and a spiritual world of men. Although the book directly addresses men, it also speaks to women. It describes that part of the spirit that we call a masculine power. It describes the power that is common to all of us regardless of our gender. If women are to understand men, they need to understand how masculine power works within them. And if men are to understand women, they first need to open up and understand themselves. Dr patenka, an experienced medical doctor and psychologists takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the human psyche; while giving practical advice about how we can orient ourselves in the complex world of thinking, feeling, emotions and the language of the physical body. Dr. patenka then helps the reader to make a change from a false to true identity by offering simple yet practical steps, tested by the years of Dr. patenka's clinical practice. If you are a man struggling in the current world or searching for a deeper understanding on your path to the self; or, if you are a woman finding yourself in the cycles of unsuccessful relationships or hoping to understand that part of self that relates to your power - discover the hidden power in you. This book intends to help you do just that.
Here is the fatal blow to the belief that God does not heal today. Through the power of his personal experience and strength of his biblical insight, Mahesh Chavda reveals how the healing compassion of our Lord reaches the hurting masses simply by the believer's healing touch. Written with compassion, humor, and insight, The Hidden Power of Healing Prayer affirms that the healing anointing and the gifts of signs and wonders are not reserved for ‘super saints’ or the specially gifted, but are available to every believer who carries the compassion and love of the Lord Jesus.
"...perfect for the digital photographer.... The depth of information on all aspects of color control is astonishing. Anyone who needs detailed control over every aspect of their images will revel in this book." —Computer Arts Magazine http://www.computerarts.co.uk There's More to Photoshop Elements Than Meets the Eye In this unique book, expert author Richard Lynch reveals hidden functionality in Photoshop Elements-advanced features concealed in the code that dramatically extend the power of the software. First you'll learn high-level image editing from this renowned professional, then vault yourself into the ranks of advanced power users with the more than one hundred Hidden Power tools he provides on CD. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Inside, discover features usually found only in advanced image editors: Add shadows, highlights, and contrast with new Curves Presets Get beautiful and accurate color printing with CMYK separations tools Use the hidden Blend If and other power tools to apply sophisticated masks Emulate the Channel Mixer and Calculations functions of Photoshop Handle an image from start to finish using only the included Hidden Power tools Take full advantage of the latest Elements 4 updates to color management settings and Adobe(r) Gamma procedures Discover dozens more high-end functions such as snapshots, clipping paths, the history brush, and others Exclusive Elements Power Tools Included on CD! Unlock more than 100 hidden functions to power up your image editing, including: Color separations (RGB, CMYK, or Lab) Masking Channels Snapshots and History Brush Clipping Paths Custom Vectors Enhanced Sharpening Guides Fade Align/Distribute Objects The CD also includes numerous images and project files to use along with exercises in the book. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Dreams are secret messages from your soul, as well as from the realm of spirit. They can be your greatest tool for profoundly understanding your life, yet few people recognize how to access this tremendous source of guidance and wisdom. Best-selling author Denise Linn calls upon her native heritage and her knowledge of diverse cultures to present little-known information about the world of dreams. In this fascinating book, she brings you simple ways to utilize your nocturnal travels for spiritual transformation. Denise herself has journeyed into the space between two worlds through a near-death experience and has brought back invaluable perceptions that she shares within these pages. This comprehensive work uncovers the power of dreams, enabling you to remember your dreams and recognize their meaning, hear personal messages from the spirit realm, develop the skill of astral projection, heal yourself and your loved ones, meet your guides and angels, explore past lives, and learn how to have prophetic dreams. There’s also a complete dream dictionary featuring the most prevalent dream symbols and how to interpret them!
In this pop Christian culture many believers have never been exposed to the great truths upon which the Church of Jesus Christ has been built. One of those forgotten truths is the purpose and power of the blood of Jesus. We sing about it in our hymns, there is power in the blood, but few of us have experienced the realty of those words. Chavda carefully lays the foundation as he presents a refreshing look at the importance of the blood of Jesus in the life of the believer. The Hidden Power of the Blood of Jesus is theologically sound but passionately written in a way that the reader will gasp for air as he discovers each new truth. Chavda will transform your thinking on the ‘blood of Jesus’ as he lifts it out of its stuffy theological setting and makes it practical in your life.
Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
Author: Peter Guber
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Today everyone – whether they know it or not – is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. And this book tells you how to do both. Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories – those created with a specific mission in mind – are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause. Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals. In Tell to Win, Guber shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, facts, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. Among his techniques: *Capture your audience’s attention first, fast and foremost *Motivate your listeners by demonstrating authenticity *Build your tell around “what’s in it for them” *Change passive listeners into active participants *Use “state-of-the-heart” technology online and offline to make sure audience commitment remains strong To validate the power of telling purposeful stories, Guber includes in this book a remarkably diverse number of “voices” – master tellers with whom he’s shared experiences. They include YouTube founder Chad Hurley, NBA champion Pat Riley, clothing designer Normal Kamali, “Mission to Mars” scientist Gentry Lee, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, former South African president Nelson Mandela, magician David Copperfield, film director Steven Spielberg, novelist Nora Roberts, rock legend Gene Simmons, and physician and author Deepak Chopra. After listening to this extraordinary mix of voices, you’ll know how to craft, deliver -- and own – a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal. From the Hardcover edition.