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NOW AN OWL (Outstanding Work of Literature) Leadership Award Winner! Every great leader is a great storyteller. As a manager, CEO, or team leader, how can you innovatively engage your employees so that they understand where your organization came from, where it's going, and how you're going to get there? How can you connect with your customers in a way that makes them believe in your company as passionately as you do? Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling. He teaches people how to be more effective leaders by communicating their company's important mission, inspiring creativity, and earning the trust of valued stakeholders. The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell explores the journey behind success, and breaks down not just the importance of your company's story but how to craft compelling ones of your own.Show more
In A Father Who Keeps His Promises, the popular Catholic apologist Scott Hahn focuses on the 'big picture' of Scripture: God's plan in making and keeping covenants with us throughout salvation history—despite our faults and shortcomings—so that we might live as the family of God.Show more
G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style CONTAINS CHAPTER I.—THE DICKENS PERIOD CHAPTER II.—THE BOYHOOD OF DICKENS CHAPTER III.—THE YOUTH OF DICKENS CHAPTER IV.—'THE PICKWICK PAPERS' CHAPTER V.—THE GREAT POPULARITY CHAPTER VI.—DICKENS AND AMERICA PART TWO CHAPTER VII.—DICKENS AND CHRISTMAS CHAPTER VIII.—THE TIME OF TRANSITION CHAPTER IX.—LATER LIFE AND WORKS CHAPTER X.—THE GREAT DICKENS CHARACTERS CHAPTER XI.—ON THE ALLEGED OPTIMISM OF DICKENS CHAPTER XII.—A NOTE ON THE FUTURE OF DICKENSShow more
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion for people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This correspondence, from her early years in religious life through her years as foundress of a new religious community, reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and influential religious figures of our time. These writings and reflections, almost all of which made public here for the first time, reveal her struggles and even her sense of abandonment by God. Yet these revelations encourage and strengthen us as they shed light on Mother Teresa’s interior life in a way that shows the depth and intensity of her faith and holiness. Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of her death, Come Be My Light is an intimate portrait of a woman whose life and work continue to be admired by millions of people.Show more
A full-cast BBC Radio Scotland comedy dramatisation written by Alexander McCall Smith. An Edinburgh couple on holiday in the Highlands discover that centuries-old tensions are still very near the surface. Starring John Buick, Kenny Blyth, Monica Gibb and Paul Young.Show more
Foreword by Pope Benedict XVI. With an introduction by Pope Benedict XVI and including information previously suppressed, the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, definitively reveals and explains one of the most controversial events in twentieth-century Catholicism--the 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima. During World War I, three Portuguese children received a vision in which Mary, the Mother of God, foretold great global turmoil. The first part of their vision--warnings about World War II, communism, and the spread of atheism--were widely publicized, but Vatican officials were hesitant to reveals the vision's concluding images, thus creating the 'secret' of Fatima. Speculation about this secret gripped many Catholics, and the aura of intrigue surrounding Fatima grew when the Church hierarchy barred the last surviving visionary from speaking publicly. In The Last Secret of Fatima, Cardinal Bertone, the Vatican equirvalent of prime minister and a top advisor to Pope Benedict, breaks the Vatican's official silence on the last secret. Rather than Armageddon, he claims, the final prophecy envisaged the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. Bertone argues the apparition at Fatima was a call to renewal for the Church, and he was assigned the task of promulgating this message by the Pope.Show more
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