Anglican Communion

Reluctant Mission

Author: David Wetherell

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Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 430

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Anglican Communion

Reluctant Mission

Author: David Wetherell

Publisher:

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Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 430

View: 203

Missions

Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary

Author: Steve Norwood

Publisher: WinePress Publishing

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Category: Missions

Page: 220

View: 433

An Unforgettable Trip beyond Tinker Toys and Toothpaste When a friend invites Steve Norwood on a mission trip to Honduras, he's initially skeptical, viewing the trip as little more than an opportunity to dutifully hand out Christmas gift boxes to children. But when he takes a life-changing step of faith, though reluctantly, God opens his eyes to a people-and another world-in desperate need of his love and God's grace. Follow Steve's spiritual metamorphosis and his day-to-day adventures-from his delivery of toys and rice to the poorest in Central America to his poignant, often poetic observations about what's important in life amid simple coffee growers, campesinos, and fellow missionaries in the highest mountain villages. Steve's unexpected encounter with the poverty, love, and faith of the Honduran people provides the stunning answer to the ageless question that has haunted his journey since he left the States. Why should I go? Plus, don't miss Steve's practical survival tips, a must-have for Third World travelers. "I feel like I have just been plunked into a great epic movie. The descriptions are gorgeously tangible. I love this story because so many of us have contributed to the Christmas shoe box campaigns. It's really cool to see a mission trip from this side-before you leave-and then compare it to what happens after you get there. As one who has given a shoe box or two, I am intrigued about how they are given and received. What a great concept for a book " - Heidi Rafferty, freelance journalist and writer, Lexington, Kentucky "Having walked in the shoes of a reluctant missionary myself, I find this story very familiar as Steve Norwood recounts his experiences one day at a time as a new missionary in a Third World country. As the story unfolds, I feel as though I am part of his team, experiencing the highs and lows, the hardships, the discomforts, the adventure, and mostly the joy of learning what the Lord is revealing and teaching the person willing to go out unto the nations in Jesus' name. I find the book loaded with details and advice on the do's and don'ts of a beginner missionary, but the underlying theme of the subtle transformation going on internally in the heart of the author is a beautiful thread woven throughout the book." - Cathy Cantelli, Director of Sponsorship, Mama Tara Miskito Orphanage, Puerto Lempira, Honduras
History

Lost Legion

Author: William Noonan

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

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Category: History

Page: 235

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Religion

Mission and Development

Author: Matthew Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 386

This book considers the implications, consequences, opportunities and constraints faced when mission and development endeavours coincide. This is explored from various perspectives, including that of history, theology and those involved in mission work and missionary organizations. Despite eighty per cent of the world's population professing religious belief, religion has been largely excluded from consideration of those seeking to achieve development in poorer countries. Moreover, the work of missionaries has often involved the provision of basic welfare services that in many parts of the world predate the interventions undertaken by 'professional' secular aid workers. Are missionaries doing development work or is development a critical aspect of mission?
Composition (Language arts)

Motivating the Reluctant Writer

Author: Karen Anderson

Publisher: Curriculum Press

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Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 112

View: 398

Analyses why some children do not enjoy the writing experience, and outlines a process for developing enthusiasm in these students. Also presents a number of resources that can be used with students.
Arkansas

Reluctant Cannoneer

Author: Robert T. McMahan

Publisher: Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop

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Category: Arkansas

Page: 346

View: 284

Biography & Autobiography

Charles Abel

Author: David Wetherell

Publisher: Melbourne University

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

View: 197

Brilliant and forceful, Charles Abel was one of the most acclaimed missionaries in the South Pacific. His Kwato Mission, founded in 1891, became virtually a 'state within a state' in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. The influence of Kwato remained long after the Mission itself began to decline, with descendants of Mission families playing significant roles in the formation of the independent nation of Papua New Guinea during the 1960s and 1970s. Charles Abel contributes to contemporary debate on the role of missions in the expansion of empire. David Wetherell has drawn on unpublished documents to produce a fascinating portrait of this controversial man and the dynasty he founded.
Business & Economics

The Reluctant Spa Director

Author: Skip Williams

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 477

Skip Williams take his years of experience in the spa business and writes about successful spa management, presented in the form of a page turning story of fiction in this exciting and instructive novel. Through this journey, the characters as well as the reader learn about themselves and the principles of creating and running a successful spa.

Mission For A Reluctant Patriot

Author: Susana Paolini

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Page: 280

View: 489

Boomers are a generation that is often overlooked in the wrong assumption that they lack digital affinity. This, however, is far from the truth. Businesses thinking that Social Media is only for younger generations are missing out on great opportunities. The book is the fascinating story of the life journey of author Paul Baffico as a member of the passionate Boomer Generation. Raised in a typical Post WWII family in San Francisco, his education and family values directed him to always do the right thing no matter the circumstances. Through the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love and the military obligation that sent him to Vietnam; a brilliant career with a Fortune 50 company including an envious early retirement; and finally, the recall of one horrific year of combat that haunted him daily, he eventually questioned if he had ever lived up to the values he was taught. Paul Baffico takes us through the crucial moments of the experience that defined his life and emotional state, but that eventually motivated him to be healed by a most unforeseen encounter with a buried and boiling past. The story is as timeless and relevant today for warriors and their families as it has been for the millennia that humankind has fought wars.
History

Reluctant Landscapes

Author: Francois G. Richard

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Category: History

Page: 400

View: 275

West African history is inseparable from the history of the Atlantic slave trade and colonialism. According to historical archaeologist François Richard, however, the dominance of this narrative not only colors the range of political discourse about Africa but also occludes many lesser-known - but equally important - experiences of those living in the region. Reluctant Landscapes is an exploration of the making and remaking of political experience and physical landscapes among rural communities in the Siin province of Senegal between the late 1500s and the onset of World War II. By recovering the histories of farmers and commoners who made up African states? demographic core in this period, Richard shows their crucial - but often overlooked - role in the making of Siin history. The book also delves into the fraught relation between the Seereer, a minority ethnic and religious group, and the Senegalese nation-state, with Siin?s perceived ?primitive? conservatism standing at odds with the country?s Islamic modernity. Through a deep engagement with oral, documentary, archaeological, and ethnographic archives, Richard?s groundbreaking study revisits the four-hundred-year history of a rural community shunted to the margins of Senegal?s national imagination.

Last Mission For A Reluctant Patriot Story

Author: Edwin Honeycott

Publisher:

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Page: 280

View: 569

Boomers are a generation that is often overlooked in the wrong assumption that they lack digital affinity. This, however, is far from the truth. Businesses thinking that Social Media is only for younger generations are missing out on great opportunities. The book is the fascinating story of the life journey of author Paul Baffico as a member of the passionate Boomer Generation. Raised in a typical Post WWII family in San Francisco, his education and family values directed him to always do the right thing no matter the circumstances. Through the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love and the military obligation that sent him to Vietnam; a brilliant career with a Fortune 50 company including an envious early retirement; and finally, the recall of one horrific year of combat that haunted him daily, he eventually questioned if he had ever lived up to the values he was taught. Paul Baffico takes us through the crucial moments of the experience that defined his life and emotional state, but that eventually motivated him to be healed by a most unforeseen encounter with a buried and boiling past. The story is as timeless and relevant today for warriors and their families as it has been for the millennia that humankind has fought wars.
Public welfare

The Reluctant Welfare State

Author: Bruce S. Jansson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

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Category: Public welfare

Page: 475

View: 513

Much more than a historical look at America's social welfare system, this acclaimed book offers insights into our ambivalent social welfare policy and its impact on specific out-groups--African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, women, and others--that are often overlooked in other texts. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the historical development of the welfare system, author Bruce S. Jansson also analyzes its limits, strengths, and policies...how its evolution and structure compare with systems in other countries...and the effects of policy changes on the future of the social work profession. As they explore Jannson's highly respected text, your students will see how understanding historical events can be powerfully relevant to the study of current social welfare policy and the profession of social work. The book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present and places social policy in its political, cultural, and societal context. Using social policy as a catalyst, Jansson invites students to think critically about issues, developments, and policies in prior eras and in contemporary society. He encourages students to become social reformers and to develop their own policy identities.
Travel

Memoirs of a Reluctant Servant

Author: Jerome Cabeen

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Category: Travel

Page: 132

View: 546

Liberia, Africa was a country that became synonymous for corruption, poverty and death. Samuel K. Doe and Charles Taylor were warlords that razed a once beautiful land and brought down terror on innocent Liberians. Author Jerome Cabeen stepped off a plane in September of 2008 into the unknown world of West Africa and Liberia. Along with his wife Clarisa he had come to the war-torn and desolate country to serve as a Catholic missionary for one year. God had other plans. Memoirs of a Reluctant Servant is a chronicle of the triumphs and sorrows experienced by Cabeen while serving in Liberia. Questions of faith, truth and self sacrifice were constant and sometimes overwhelming obstacles in his path while living in the country. It is a riveting and tragic account of the death and destruction that swept through all parts of Liberia from 1980 until 2003 during two separate civil wars and what one Catholic mission is doing to re-build the country and save its children. David Dionisi, founder and President of Teach Peace Foundation says of the book: It is a fascinating, real world story about compassion and courage. This is a must read for any Catholic or person that has empathy for the suffering of others.
Religion

The Reluctant Evangelist

Author: Richard Coekin

Publisher: The Good Book Company

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Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 441

Christians believe that history is moving towards a dramatic conclusion-that one day Jesus Christ will return in glory to judge the living and the dead. But there seem to be so many different views about how this will happen, and when it will take place. How can we make sense of it all? This short, readable book explains the liberating reality of what the Bible actually says about the return of Christ and the end of the world. Simple and clear, this book will be helpful for all Christians.
Religion

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

Author: Charles Hefling

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Category: Religion

Page: 614

View: 988

The Book of Common Prayer runs like a golden thread through the history of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its numerous descendants throughout the world. It shows how a seminal text for Christian worship and devotion has inspired a varied family of religious resources that have had an influence far beyond their use in the churches of a single tradition.
China

China

Author: Phyllis Thompson

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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Category: China

Page: 189

View: 849

The most significant period in the history of modern missions was in the five years following World War II, when the door closed on nearly one quarter of the world's population as China, the largest "mission field" in the world, came under a Communist government. For over a century it had been possible, if often dangerous, for western missionaries to enter the country and preach where they would. By the end of 1950 all that had changed. Most Protestant missionary societies had withdrawn already, and now the largest, the China Inland Mission, decided that open Christian witness in China was impossible under Communism. The mission must withdraw. Had the decision come too late? The full story of the exodus, unrevealed at the time, is told now. - Back cover.