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AGE OF REASON

AGE OF REASON
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The Baker History of the Church series is an accessible and authoritative series that sheds light on the roots of the faith, the foundations of the church, and the sweeping changes occurring during the Reformation. The fifth volume, The Age of Reason, covers the period AD 1570-1789. From the reign of Queen Elizabeth I through the Enlightenment and into the beginning of the French Revolution, the church underwent incredible changes and lost considerable power over the governments of the European continent. The churches of the East were living under Muslim rule and withering slowly. And in the Americas the church took on new forms and marked the beginning of a distinctive experience of Christianity in the New World. Meic Pearse helps pastors, students, and laypeople make sense of it all.
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9780801012785

APOSTLE TO ISLAM: A BIOGRAPHY OF SAMUEL M. ZWEMER

APOSTLE TO ISLAM: A BIOGRAPHY OF SAMUEL M. ZWEMER
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9781258125202
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BASICS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (P)

BASICS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (P)
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Congregations are always struggling with what quality Christian education is and how to build and maintain it. In this concise and easy-to-use guide, Karen Tye offers practical help, addressing the vital areas that need attention when planning for and building a Christian education program. Questions and exercises at the end of each chapter help pastors, Christian educators, seminary students, and laity apply the information to their own unique setting, building on the basics to renew and transform Christian education.
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9780827202290
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2000-01-01
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BIOPSYCHOLOGY W/ MYPSYCHLAB ACCESS CODE & COLORING BOOK

BIOPSYCHOLOGY W/ MYPSYCHLAB ACCESS CODE & COLORING BOOK
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9780205177844

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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Features a learning-goals-driven learning system that aims at providing a clearer understanding of the content.
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9780072967432
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2005-12-16

CHRIST ABOVE ALL: CONVERSATINOAL EVANGELISM WITH PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITHS

CHRIST ABOVE ALL: CONVERSATINOAL EVANGELISM WITH PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITHS
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People can feel confused and bewildered when trying to make sense of all the different religions and philosophies in the world. Many choose the easy option of simply believing that religions are all the same. Christ Above All helps the reader to understand the foundational beliefs of the world's major religions and philosophies, and the nature of their 'gods' and founders. Its purpose is to challenge the hearts, minds and consciences of all who read it, that they might discover and experience the only true and holy One, who is the source of light, purity and unity.

Christ Above All helps Christians talk to their friends by showing:

- The different reasons why people believe what they believe.
- The key features of the world's major religions and philosophies.
- How these religions and philosophies differ from Christianity.
- The various theories of sin and human destiny in other faiths.
- The big picture of God's justice & salvation.
- Examples of dialogue with people from different faiths.

(Christ Above All is an improved, revised edition of Christ Above All Gods).
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9780975601723

COMPLETE TRAINING OF HORSE & RIDER

COMPLETE TRAINING OF HORSE & RIDER
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9780879802356

DIGITAL STORYTELLING (P)

DIGITAL STORYTELLING (P)
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minor wear and tear
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9781616238490
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DUST

DUST
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From a breathtaking new voice, a novel about a splintered family in Kenya—a story of power and deceit, unrequited love, survival and sacrifice.

Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi. His grief-stricken sister, Ajany, just returned from Brazil, and their father bring his body back to their crumbling home in the Kenyan drylands, seeking some comfort and peace. But the murder has stirred memories long left untouched and unleashed a series of unexpected events: Odidi and Ajany’s mercurial mother flees in a fit of rage; a young Englishman arrives at the Ogandas’ house, seeking his missing father; a hardened policeman who has borne witness to unspeakable acts reopens a cold case; and an all-seeing Trader with a murky identity plots an overdue revenge. In scenes stretching from the violent upheaval of contemporary Kenya back through a shocking political assassination in 1969 and the Mau Mau uprisings against British colonial rule in the 1950s, we come to learn the secrets held by this parched landscape, buried deep within the shared past of the family and of a conflicted nation.

Here is a spellbinding novel about a brother and sister who have lost their way; about how myths come to pass, history is written, and war stains us forever.
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9780307961204
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ECOLOGICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

ECOLOGICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
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9780567033048

ENERGY ALTERNATIVES (OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS)

ENERGY ALTERNATIVES (OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS)
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Energy Alternatives
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9780737772593

FROM ROMANCE TO REALISM (P)

FROM ROMANCE TO REALISM (P)
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9780064461610
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1996-01-01
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FROM SACRAMENT TO CONTRACT: MARRIAGE, RELIGION & LAW ETC

FROM SACRAMENT TO CONTRACT: MARRIAGE, RELIGION & LAW ETC
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In From Sacrament to Contract, John Witte Jr. offers a study of five conflicting models of marriage--Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Enlightenment--and their social and political impact over the last thousand years. In so doing, Witte shows how we arrived at the notion of marriage as contract.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

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9780664255435

GREAT WAR IN HISTORY (P)

GREAT WAR IN HISTORY (P)
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A vast amount of literature has emerged on the First World War and its repercussions since the Armistice. Two leading historians therefore present this comparative analysis of the ways in which the history has been written and interpreted. Identifying three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war, they assess social and cultural interpretations as well as diplomatic and military studies, seen primarily through the eyes of French, German and British writers.
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9780521616331
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HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY (P)

HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY (P)
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This volume, a general history of the church in the Middle Ages, pays close attention to the spiritual, intellectual, and institutional aspects of medieval Christianity. From its beginnings, the church has existed in a state of tension between two forces: the spirit of order and the spirit of prophecy. The spirit of order attempts to reform humanity and human institutions; the spirit of prophecy attempts to transform them into the world of God. This tension created a balance within the church that kept it from forgetting the nature of basic religious experience while continuing to remain sensitive to the needs of society.
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9780820445113

HOW THINGS WORK (P)

HOW THINGS WORK (P)
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How Things Work uses familiar objects to introduce basic physics concepts, demonstrating the excitement and relevance to professionals in a variety of technical fields. Because its structure is defined by real-life examples, this book explores concepts as they're needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. It integrates case studies throughout the chapters to easily convey an understanding and appreciation for physics. For example, discussions of skating, falling balls, and bumper cars are included to explain the Laws of Motion. Air conditioners and automobiles are used to explore thermodynamics. Engineers, architects, and professionals in other technical fields will benefit from the material that connects science to our everyday world.
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9780470223994

HUMAN SEXUALITY ETC (P)

HUMAN SEXUALITY ETC (P)
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The perfect balance between science and pedagogy. Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 8e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality and helps students develop their own opinions by promoting critical thinking skills, personal sexual health awareness, and responsible decision-making. Firmly rooted in science, the text systematically encourages students to apply the research to their own lives.
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9780205523122
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INTRUDING UPON THE TIMELESS

INTRUDING UPON THE TIMELESS
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This book is a compilation of essays by Gregory Wolfe. It includes a series of engravings by Barry Moser.
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9780965879859
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2003-10-10
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KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA STREAMS

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA STREAMS
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Since the beginning of the Internet age and the increased use of ubiquitous computing devices, the large volume and continuous flow of distributed data have imposed new constraints on the design of learning algorithms. Exploring how to extract knowledge structures from evolving and time-changing data, Knowledge Discovery from Data Streams presents a coherent overview of state-of-the-art research in learning from data streams.

The book covers the fundamentals that are imperative to understanding data streams and describes important applications, such as TCP/IP traffic, GPS data, sensor networks, and customer click streams. It also addresses several challenges of data mining in the future, when stream mining will be at the core of many applications. These challenges involve designing useful and efficient data mining solutions applicable to real-world problems. In the appendix, the author includes examples of publicly available software and online data sets.

This practical, up-to-date book focuses on the new requirements of the next generation of data mining. Although the concepts presented in the text are mainly about data streams, they also are valid for different areas of machine learning and data mining.

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9781439826119
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LANGUAGE LITERACY & CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

LANGUAGE LITERACY & CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
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As children with special needs become integrated into the educational mainstream, it's important to welcome and support them so that they can truly participate and share in the whole group's activities. Sally Rogow spices her often moving and inspiring story with anecdotes drawn from the experiences of real children and real teachers in real classrooms, outlining a variety of successful approaches that will help teachers ensure that good learning happens for everyone.

Audience: A book for parents seeking encouragement, hope and practical advice, and for teachers who find themselves teaching a disabled child as part of their regular classes, and who need support and advice, too.

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9780887510724
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LOYALTIES: A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS

LOYALTIES: A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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9781417938964

MISSION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: AN EVANGELICAL APPROACH

MISSION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: AN EVANGELICAL APPROACH
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Mission in the New Testament articulates Scriptural teachings on mission from a contemporary American Evangelical standpoint, contributing a fresh statement of the biblical foundations of mission and serving as a catalyst for completion of the church's universal mission in this generation. After investigating the historical background of the idea of mission in the Hebrew Scriptures, inter-testamental Judaism, the life of Jesus and the beginnings of the church, the book proceeds in a roughly canonical order through the New Testament. Essays analyze the works of Paul, the Synoptic Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the General Epistles, and Revelation. While well-versed in the historical-critical method of biblical interpretation, editors and contributors alike offer a cogent argument for recovering the "missional horizon" of the New Testament. They also emphasize that "mission" today can no longer be defined geographically and that non-Western churches are assuming major leadership roles in Christian world mission.
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9781570751691
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MUSIC FOR PIANO: SHORT HISTORY

MUSIC FOR PIANO: SHORT HISTORY
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This historical survey focuses on music for piano solo but also includes important compositions for piano duet and two pianos. Scholarly yet readable, it covers the entire repertoire from the Renaissance to the late 20th century and incorporates a bibliography of 1,100 sources for further study.
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9780931340864
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OBOE STUDENT 2 (STUDENT INST. COURSE)

OBOE STUDENT 2 (STUDENT INST. COURSE)
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The Belwin Student Instrumental Course is a course for individual instruction and class instruction of like instruments, at three levels, for all band instruments. Each book is complete in itself, but all books are correlated with each other. Although each book can be used separately, all supplementary books should be used as companion books with the method.
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9780757994906

PHOTOSHOP CS5: MISSING MANUAL (P)

PHOTOSHOP CS5: MISSING MANUAL (P)
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a published image that hasn't spent some quality time in Adobe Photoshop. With new features such as Content-Aware Fill and Puppet Warp, Photoshop CS5 is more amazing -- and perhaps more bewildering -- than ever. That's where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. It covers Photoshop from a practical standpoint, with tips, tricks, and practical advice you can use every day to edit photos and create beautiful documents.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced pixel pusher ready to try advanced techniques, author and graphics pro Lesa Snider offers crystal-clear, jargon-free instructions to help you take advantage of these powerful tools -- not only how they work, but when you should use them. Describing the CS4 edition, bestselling Photoshop author Scott Kelby wrote, "Lesa did a great job on the book, and in my mind, it is the new Photoshop Bible."

  • Learn your way around Photoshop's revamped workspace
  • Get up to speed on essential features such as layers and channels
  • Edit images by cropping, resizing, retouching, working with color, and more
  • Create paintings and illustrations, work with text, and explore filters
  • Prepare images for printing or the Web, and learn how to protect your images online
  • Work smarter and faster by automating tasks and installing plug-ins

Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need.



Using Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5
By Lesa Snider

In Photoshop CS5, you have another option for filling selections called Content-Aware Fill. It works with the Fill command and the Spot Healing brush by comparing your selection or brushstroke to nearby pixels. Photoshop then fills the area so it blends seamlessly with the background. For example, you can follow these steps to break up a perfectly good boy band:

1. Open your image and duplicate the Background layer by pressing Ctrl+J. Since there’s no way to tell the Fill command to sample all layers (bummer!), it won’t work on an empty layer.

2. Use the selection tool of your choice to select the band member on the left. Because there’s a decent amount of contrast between the boy and the grassy meadow, the Magnetic Lasso tool does a great job. Grab it from the Tools panel by pressing Shift-L repeatedly until you see it appear. Mouse over to your image and click once to set a starting point, and then drag around the boy, clicking to add anchor points here and there.

3. Choose Edit > Fill and, from the Use pop-up menu, choose Content Aware. As soon as you press OK, Photoshop fills your selection with pixels from the surrounding area.

To fix the remaining outline of the deleted bandmate, just switch back to the Spot Healing Brush by pressing K (in the Options bar, make sure Content Aware is turned on). With a quick brushstroke here and there, you can clean up the final image quite nicely and it won’t take hours like it did in previous versions of the program. Until you can actually wish an object out of a photo, this new tool ought to suit you just fine.

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9781449381684