The Accidental Leader by Harvey Robbins+

The Accidental Leader by Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley
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Overview: It could happen today. You are called into the office, and the boss tells you that due to unforeseen circumstances, starting today you will be in charge of a team, a project, an office, a committee, or a business unit. Without any warning (or preparation on your part) you’ve become an accidental leader.If you have been thrust into a position of sudden responsibility, you need "The Accidental Leader." This book is a first aid kit that gives you the information and inspiration you need toKnow what you bring to the challenge– your pluses and minusesDefine success and achieve itGet other people on your sideOvercome your natural shortcomingsGet organized– right nowSee through the apparent system to the culture withinDirect people and get them to act"The Accidental Leader" is your lifeline to leadership success. It is filled with practical answers to the many leadership questions that you will face.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Language of Murder Cases: Intentionality, Predisposition, and…


The Language of Murder Cases: Intentionality, Predisposition, and Voluntariness
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The EU Services Directive: Law or Simply Policy? (Legal Issues of…


The EU Services Directive: Law or Simply Policy? (Legal Issues of Services of General Interest)
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The Vedas and Upanishads for Children by Roopa Pai

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children by Roopa Pai
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Overview: 3,000 years ago, deep inside the forests of India, a great ‘thought- revolution’ was brewing. In those forest labs, the brightest scientist-philosophers contemplated the universe and reflected upon the already-ancient texts called the Vedas, gaining some startling insights into questions that we still have no watertight answers to, like:

* What is the universe made of? *How do I know I’m looking at a tree when I see one? *Who am I? My body, my mind, my intelligence, my emotions, or NOTA? And where did they put those explosive findings? In a sprawling body of goose-bumpy, thought-provoking and fascinating oral literature called the Upanishads!

Intimidated? Don’t be! For this joyful, fun guide to some of India’s most enduring and secular wisdoms, reinterpreted for first-time explorers by author Roopa Pai, is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. Why haven’t you read it yet?
Genre: Non-Fiction » Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Theology of the United Church of Canada by Don Schweitzer

The Theology of the United Church of Canada by Don Schweitzer, Robert C. Fennell, Michael Bourgeois
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Overview: The United Church of Canada has a rich and complex history of theological development. This volume, written for the general reader as well as students and scholars, provides a comprehensive overview of that development, together with an analysis of this unique denomination’s core statements of faith and its contemporary theological landscape. When the Methodist, Congregational, and Local Union Churches in Canada, as well as most of the Presbyterians, came together as The United Church of Canada, the theological commonalities between them were significant. Over the succeeding decades, this made-in-Canada denomination has continued to define its convictions through consensus-building and large-scale studies. This volume, written by leading scholars, outlines key faith perspectives in areas such as creation, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, sin, mission, and sacraments. No book like this has appeared in over seventy years, and readers will find insight here that is unparalleled in its scope. In creative tension with each individual member’s freedom of conscience, the United Church as a whole has continued to express its commonly held faith in dialogue, continuity, and critical interaction with the faith of the worldwide, historic Christian community.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Symbolism of the Tarot by P.D. Ouspensky

The Symbolism of the Tarot: Philosophy of Occultism in Pictures and Numbers by P.D. Ouspensky
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Overview: No study of occult philosophy is possible without an acquaintance with symbolism, for if the words occultism and symbolism are correctly used, they mean almost one and the same thing. Symbolism cannot be learned as one learns to build bridges or speak a foreign language, and for the interpretation of symbols a special cast of mind is necessary; in addition to knowledge, special faculties, the power of creative thought and a developed imagination are required. One who understands the use of symbolism in the arts, knows, in a general way, what is meant by occult symbolism. But even then a special training of the mind is necessary, in order to comprehend the "language of the Initiates", and to express in this language the intuitions as they arise. There are many methods for developing the "sense of symbols" in those who are striving to understand the hidden forces of Nature and Man, and for teaching the fundamental principles as well as the elements of the esoteric language. The most synthetic, and one of the most interesting
of these methods, is the Tarot.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Qur’an and Late Antiquity by Angelika Neuwirth

The Qur’an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage by Angelika Neuwirth
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Overview: In this book, Angelika Neuwirth provides a new approach to understanding the founding text of Islam. Typical exegesis of the Qur’an treats the text teleologically, as a fait accompli finished text, or as a replica or summary of the Bible in Arabic. Instead Neuwirth approaches the Qur’an as the product of a specific community in the Late Antique Arabian peninsula, one which was exposed to the wider worlds of the Byzantine and Sasanian empires, and to the rich intellectual traditions of rabbinic Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. A central goal of the book is to eliminate the notion of the Qur’an as being a-historical. She argues that it is, in fact, highly aware of its place in late antiquity and is capable of yielding valuable historical information.

By emphasizing the liturgical function of the Qur’an, Neuwirth allows readers to see the text as an evolving oral tradition within the community before it became collected and codified as a book. This analysis sheds much needed light on the development of the Qur’an’s historical, theological, and political outlook. The book’s final chapters analyze the relationship of the Qur’an to the Bible, to Arabic poetic traditions, and, more generally, to late antique culture and rhetorical forms. By providing a new introduction to the Qur’an, one that uniquely challenges current ideas about its emergence and development, The Qur’an and Late Antiquity bridges the gap between Eastern and Western approaches to this sacred text.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Qur’an and Late Antiquity by Angelika Neuwirth

The Qur’an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage by Angelika Neuwirth
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5.3 MB
Overview: In this book, Angelika Neuwirth provides a new approach to understanding the founding text of Islam. Typical exegesis of the Qur’an treats the text teleologically, as a fait accompli finished text, or as a replica or summary of the Bible in Arabic. Instead Neuwirth approaches the Qur’an as the product of a specific community in the Late Antique Arabian peninsula, one which was exposed to the wider worlds of the Byzantine and Sasanian empires, and to the rich intellectual traditions of rabbinic Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. A central goal of the book is to eliminate the notion of the Qur’an as being a-historical. She argues that it is, in fact, highly aware of its place in late antiquity and is capable of yielding valuable historical information.

By emphasizing the liturgical function of the Qur’an, Neuwirth allows readers to see the text as an evolving oral tradition within the community before it became collected and codified as a book. This analysis sheds much needed light on the development of the Qur’an’s historical, theological, and political outlook. The book’s final chapters analyze the relationship of the Qur’an to the Bible, to Arabic poetic traditions, and, more generally, to late antique culture and rhetorical forms. By providing a new introduction to the Qur’an, one that uniquely challenges current ideas about its emergence and development, The Qur’an and Late Antiquity bridges the gap between Eastern and Western approaches to this sacred text.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite
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Overview: This pictorial key contains a detailed description of each card in the world’s most popular 78-card Rider-Waite tarot deck, along with regular and reversed meanings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The Outsider by Colin Wilson
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Overview: The Outsider is the seminal work on alienation, creativity & the modern mind-set. First published over forty years ago, it made its youthful author England’s most controversial intellectual. The Outsider is an individual engaged in an intense self-exploration-a person who lives at the edge, challenges cultural values & "stands for Truth." Born into a world without perspective, where others simply drift thru life, the Outsider creates his own set of rules & lives them in an unsympathetic environment. The relative handful of people who fulfilled Wilson’s definition of the Outsider in the 1950s have now become a significant social force, making Wilson’s vision more relevant today than ever. Thru the works & lives of various artists–including Kafka, Camus, Eliot, Hemingway, Hesse, Lawrence, Van Gogh, Nijinsky, Shaw, Blake, Nietzsche & Dostoyevski–Wilson explores the psyche of the Outsider, his effect on society & society’s effect on him. Wilson illuminates the struggle of those who seek not only the transformation of Self but also the transformation of society as a whole. The book is essential for everyone who shares his conviction that "a new religion is needed".
Genre: Non-Fiction, Educational, Philosophy

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The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar (One Year Signature)


The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar (One Year Signature)
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The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot by Chic Cicero+

The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot: Keys to the Rituals, Symbolism, Magic and Divination by Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicer
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Overview: An indispensable companion to Llewellyn’s New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot Deck. This book provides a card-by-card analysis of the deck’s intricate symbolism, an introduction to the Qabalah, and a section on the use of the deck for practical rituals, meditations and divination procedures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Facts On Islam by John Ankerberg, John Weldon +

The Facts On Islam by John Ankerberg, John Weldon
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Overview: John Ankerberg and John Weldon’s popular Facts On books (more than 800,000 copies sold) have new covers and updated material! Known for their extensive research and Bible knowledge, the authors offer readers the essential facts they need to evaluate and discuss today’s issues. The concise, easy?to?follow information helps readers: understand the basic tenets of each subject evaluate the teachings in light of God’s Word share the gospel more effectively The user?friendly, question?and?answer format of this series gives readers the flexibility to explore the subject fully or look up specific teachings.

Readers will discover the specific beliefs of Islam, whether Allah is the God of the Bible, what Islam teaches about Jesus, information about the Koran, and the religious duties required of all Muslims.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Daily Show and Philosophy by Jason Holt

The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News by Jason Holt
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Overview: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report.

Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way. Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues. Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power head on.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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