Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur (.AZW3)

Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World by John MacArthur
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6MB
Overview: In this book, John MacArthur laments the drift of American Christianity towards compromise with culture and issues a call for the church to recover its prophetic, unadulterated voice in order to have a renewed impact on society.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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A Year of Prayer by John MacArthur (.AZW3)

A Year of Prayer: Growing Closer to God Week After Week by John MacArthur
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.2MB
Overview: Every Christian wants to know greater fulfillment in his or her prayer life. That’s natural-as God’s children, we should yearn to draw closer to our Father and commune more intimately with Him.

This book is filled with weekly inspiration that will greatly enrich your prayer life. You’ll find your prayers becoming more focused, more powerful, more God-centered in ways that are truly life-changing.

This collection is comprised of prayers lifted up to God by John MacArthur on the Lord’s Day. They speak of God’s majesty and His wonderful love and care, and make transparent the deepest longings of the human heart. Through these prayers you’ll find yourself lifted up…in true worship, praise, and thanksgiving.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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A Year of Prayer by John MacArthur (.AZW3)

A Year of Prayer: Growing Closer to God Week After Week by John MacArthur
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.2MB
Overview: Every Christian wants to know greater fulfillment in his or her prayer life. That’s natural-as God’s children, we should yearn to draw closer to our Father and commune more intimately with Him.

This book is filled with weekly inspiration that will greatly enrich your prayer life. You’ll find your prayers becoming more focused, more powerful, more God-centered in ways that are truly life-changing.

This collection is comprised of prayers lifted up to God by John MacArthur on the Lord’s Day. They speak of God’s majesty and His wonderful love and care, and make transparent the deepest longings of the human heart. Through these prayers you’ll find yourself lifted up…in true worship, praise, and thanksgiving.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Warrior Within by John Little

The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee to Better Understand the World Around You and Achieve a Rewarding Life by John Little
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 164 MB
Overview: The Warrior Within is an engrossing and easy-to-understand guide to the little-explored world of Bruce Lee.
During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy – a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals – that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one’s self. Most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate . . . until John Little was given permission to publish them for the wider world. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee’s philosophies to your own life. This unique guide reveals such life-affirming secrets as how to:
see the totality of life and put things into perspective,
understand the concept of Yin and Yang,
defeat adversity by adapting to circumstances,and
tap into inner spiritual forces to help shape the future.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Persistence of Vision by John Varley

The Persistence of Vision by John Varley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 85 MB
Overview: On the surface, this Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic is about a drifter who comes to stay in a New Mexico commune founded by a group of deaf-blind people. But beneath the story, author John Varley examines deep, universal issues. What is the nature of communication? What does an individual gain – or lose – by subsuming himself to the whole? Can an outsider ever truly "belong"?
Varley says that he has had more response to this story than anything he has ever written, that some readers have even told him it changed their lives. Listening to The Persistence of Vision, it is easy to understand why.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Science Fiction, Short Stories

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The Manual of Ideas by John Mihaljevic

The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments by John Mihaljevic
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 263 MB
Overview: Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas.
Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world’s top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscriber list that reads like a Who’s Who of high finance. Written by that publication’s managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world’s top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt.
Written by the team behind one of the most read and talked-about sources of research and value investing ideas.
Reviews more than 20 pre-qualified investment ideas and provides an original ranking methodology to help you zero-in on the three to five most compelling investments.
Delivers a finely-tuned, proprietary investment framework, previously available only to an elite group of TMI subscribers
Step-by-step, it walks you through a proven, rigorous approach to finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing worthy ideas.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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John Wayne: American by Randy Roberts, James S. Olson

John Wayne: American by Randy Roberts, James S. Olson
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4 MB
Overview: No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen – and off – Wayne was larger than life. For twenty-five years he dominated at the box office. His popularity both at home and abroad remains higher than any other celebrity of his time.

So why have critics and film historians refused to grant him the central importance he deserves? Why has there never before been a serious biography? The answers to these questions reveal much about both Wayne and America. He was highly regarded in the ’40s and ’50s. As the Cold War progressed, however, critics gradually turned away from him. By the ’60s and ’70s, Wayne’s politics guaranteed that movies like The Green Berets would be panned, despite consistent popular success.

Now, after the death of both Wayne and communism, it is high time for Randy Roberts and James Olson’s reappraisal. Based on over five years of interview and archival research, John Wayne: American explains the appeal of Wayne’s abiding Americanness. Indeed, we cannot understand America itself without understanding John Wayne. Born in a dyed-in-the-wool Republican town in Iowa, a football star and student leader, and a scholarship boy at USC, Wayne went to Hollywood because it was the truest meritocracy in America, the one place where his lack of wealth and connections could not hurt him. After spending the first decade of his career on Poverty Row, he emerged as a star in Stagecoach. But it was during World War II that Wayne – and America – emerged as superpowers. Wayne came to politics reluctantly, joining the mainstream of America in its confrontation with communism – and maintaining his opposition ever since. At heart, however, Wayne was a nonideological conservative. He loved his freedom, his friends, his women, and his booze. He believed in simple justice, and common decency, and he will always be beloved as a result.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

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Locked In by John F. Pfaff

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration, and How to Achieve Real Reform by John F. Pfaff
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5 MB
Overview: A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform

In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world’s population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point?

Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don’t pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place.

An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Einstein from ‘B’ to ‘Z’ by John Stachel

Einstein from ‘B’ to ‘Z’ by John Stachel
Requirements: PDF Reader 22.3 MB
Overview: John Stachel, the author of this collection of 37 published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, has written about Einstein and his work for over 40 years. Trained as a theoretical physicist specializing in the theory of relativity, he was chosen as the founding editor of The Collected papers of Albert Einstein 25 years ago, and is currently Director of theBoston University Center for Einstein Studies.
Based on a detailed study of documentary evidence, much of which was newly discovered in the course of his work, Stachel debunks many of the old (and some new) myths about Einstein and offers novel insight into his life and work. Throughout the volume, a new, more human picture of Einstein is offered to replace the plaster saint of popular legend. In particular, a youthful Einstein emerges from the obscurity that previously shrouded his early years, and much new light is shed on the origins of the special and general theories of relativity. Also discussed in some detail are Einstein’s troubled relationship with his first wife, his friendships with other physicists such as Eddington, Bose, and Pauli, and his Jewish identity.
Because the essays are independent of one another, readers will be able to dip into this collection to satisfy varying interests. It will be of particular interest to historians of 20th century science, working physicists, and students, as well as to the many members of the general reading public who continue to be fascinated by aspects of Einstein’s life and work.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Educational –

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Aquaculture by John S. Lucas , Paul C. Southgate

Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants by John S. Lucas , Paul C. Southgate
Requirements: .PDF reader, 37.4 MB
Overview: The output from world aquaculture, a multi-billion dollar global industry, continues to rise at a very rapid rate and it is now acknowledged that it will take over from fisheries to become the main source of animal and plant products from aquatic environments in the future. Since the first edition of this excellent and successful book was published, the aquaculture industry has continued to expand at a massive rate globally and has seen huge advances across its many and diverse facets.
This new edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants covers all major aspects of the culture of fish, shellfish and algae in freshwater and marine environments. Subject areas covered include principles, water quality, environmental impacts of aquaculture, desert aquaculture, reproduction, life cycles and growth, genetics and stock improvement, nutrition and feed production, diseases, vaccination, post-harvest technology, economics and marketing, and future developments of aquaculture. Separate chapters also cover the culture of algae, carps, salmonids, tilapias, channel catfish, marine and brackish fishes, soft-shelled turtles, marine shrimp, mitten crabs and other decapod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, and ornamentals. There is greater coverage of aquaculture in China in this new edition, reflecting China’s importance in the world scene.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Nature & Ecology

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