News and News Sources:A Critical Introduction Paul Manning
The Ragamuffin Gospel:Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out Multnomah Brennan Manning
Drew Manning, a natural fitness junkie and devoted personal trainer, had never been overweight in his life. He never craved junk food or missed an opportunity to work out. Yet despite his obsession with fitness, he failed to help his clients reach their goals. Something had to give. Manning needed to understand what it was like to be on the other side; he had to spend a few months in his clients´ shoes - or rather, size. For six months, Manning radically let himself go. He stopped exercising and ate nothing but the typical American diet of fast and processed foods. Not surprisingly, he started to gain weight. Manning made national news when he posted a blog revealing that he had gained more than 60 pounds. (He ended up gaining 75.) In only half a year, the out-of-shape trainer-turned-blogger had gained more than he ever expected - and not just in pounds. Manning devoted the next six months to losing the weight as quickly as he had gained it. The lessons he learned were priceless, as he had now experienced both sides of the weight-loss battle. What started as a physical challenge became an emotional and mental wake-up call. In Fit2Fat2Fit, Manning reveals the practical takeaways and profound insights of his yearlong journey. With startlingly honest stories, concrete easy-to-implement strategies, recipes, exercises, workout routines, meal plans, and much more, listeners will be fully equipped to achieve any weight-loss goal. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Manning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002902/bk_harp_002902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: His wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff´s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company´s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff´s life. Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, the repercussions of our personal choices, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings, Angela Dawe, Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005803/bk_brll_005803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This was an interesting experiment about the value of a shiny penny vs. a dull one. My kids were not happy with me. They worked all day until dark and then I had to tell them the bad news. Join me and see what happens, and hear the whole story. Thank you and please share this story with friends and family members. Enjoy and may God bless you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Manning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098621/bk_acx0_098621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unforgettable story of Grant and Harlow from Take a Chance continues in this brand-new novel in the Rosemary Beach series from number-one New York Times best-selling author Abbi Glines. She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go. After fighting his way into Harlow Manning´s heart - and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before - Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he´s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend, Rush, for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat. Miles away, on her brother´s Texas ranch, Harlow can´t bring herself to listen to Grant´s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn´t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shayna Thibodeaux, Jack DuPont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006833/bk_sans_006833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a spoiled socialite discovers the best things in life are worth working for. For socialite Robin Lear, being handcuffed in the back of a police car for a bogus crime is the cherry on top of the worst week ever. First, her father announces devastating news. Then, in a fit of tough love, he demotes Robin from her cushy job in the family business and reassigns her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world - and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how. One look at beautiful Robin Lear is all Jake Manning needs to know that she’s just another trust-fund baby who’s never done an honest day’s work. Getting involved with a woman like her would be a disaster - yet staying away is proving to be damn near impossible. But who knows better than Jake that the best things in life are worth the effort…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005004/bk_brll_005004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though Americans have seen plenty of news updates on the Iraq War since 2003, few know what it’s like to actually live through the harsh conditions on a daily basis. In his memoir, B.I.A.P.: Baghdad International Airport, two-tour Iraq War veteran Sergeant Brian L. Gordon shows readers the constant challenges soldiers face on the ground in the Middle East. Serving first in 2003, Gordon drives a truck delivering bulk fuel and must regularly dodge rocket-propelled grenades and IEDs. His unit also takes on heavy firefights and rocket launcher attacks while manning the water point at the Euphrates River. Though his division is eventually investigated for conspiracy to sabotage their own vehicles (in order to remain safely back at base), Gordon bravely serves a second tour in 2004 with a new unit, this time delivering tanks and artillery in and out of northern Iraq. This assignment will test him and his comrades to their limits when a mission turns into a twenty-one-day hostage situation at Baghdad International Airport. B.I.A.P.: Baghdad International Airport gives readers the opportunity to experience the life of a combat soldier struggling with PTSD, striving to serve his country and protect the lives of his comrades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Karl Orenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104360/bk_acx0_104360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is evidence in the news almost every day: territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China´s ongoing military buildup, cyber-attacks on the US government. It´s this century´s cold war...until it turns hot. A CIA operative in Shanghai sends a message to Langley, and then goes missing. An inner-circle of Chinese government officials has set in motion plans to do the unthinkable - to invade the United States of America. Lena Chou is one of the few US officials who knows the truth. Now, in order to covertly plan the US defense, Lena must put together a Red Cell, a group of experts who will plan how China could best attack it. David Manning is one of those experts. But as the group creates a blueprint for war with China, he suspects that not every person among them is planning for America to win.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046841/bk_acx0_046841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Jack Chisholm is ´the people´s pastor.´ He leads a devoted and growing mega church, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, ´We have got to do better.´ Jack knows how to preach, and he understands how to chastise people into performing. What he doesn´t know is anything about grace. This year, when it comes time for the Christmas sermon, the congregation at Grace Cathedral will look to the pulpit, and Jack will not be there. Of course, they will have seen plenty of him already - on the news. After an evening of debauchery that leads to an affair with his beautiful assistant, Jack Chisholm finds himself deserted with chilling swiftness. The church elders remove him from his own pulpit. His publisher withholds the royalties from his books. Worst of all, his wife disappears with their eight-year-old daughter. But just as Jack is hitting bottom, hopeless and penniless, drinking his way to oblivion, who should appear but his long-estranged father, imploring his prodigal son: ´Come home.´ A true companion piece to The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Prodigal illustrates the power of grace through the story of a broken man who finally saw Jesus not because he preached his greatest sermon or wrote his most powerful book, but because he failed miserably. Jack Chisholm lost everything - his church, his family, his respect, and his old way of believing - but he found grace. It´s the same grace that Brennan Manning devoted his life to sharing: profound in nature and coming from a God who loves us just as we are, and not as we should be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001474/bk_zond_001474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.