In our age of instant gratification and if-it-feels-good-do-it attitudes, self-discipline is hardly a popular notion. Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time. In Joyful Surrender, former missionary and beloved author Elisabeth Elliot offers her understanding of discipline and its value for people of all times. She shows readers how to - discipline the mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings - overcome anxiety - change poor habits and attitudes - trust God in times of trial and hardship - let Christ have control in all areas of life Elliot masterfully and gently takes readers through Scripture, personal stories, and incisive observations of the world around her to help them discover the understanding that our fulfillment as human beings depends on our answer to God's call to obedience.

Author ,
Isbn 1493434470
Genre Religion
Year 2021-03-16
Pages 176
Language English
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I swear, my life was always totally normal. Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown. And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near. But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . .

Author A. M. Robinson
Isbn 0062039725
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2010-12-28
Pages 416
Language English
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For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes a teenage zombie assasin who is taking on the humor and horror of high school one monster at a time. Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach is giving the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best friend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay human.

Author Carrie Harris
Isbn 0375898069
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2011-07-12
Pages 256
Language English
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An instant New York Times bestseller! The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Author Peter Brown
Isbn 0316475181
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-03-13
Pages 288
Language English
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The Complete Book of Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls is a best of compilation volume of Christopher Milne's Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls. The Naughty Stories series has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and Christopher Milne has won many Australian Children's Writing Awards including Young Australian's Best Book Award.

Author Christopher Milne
Isbn 9780646393957
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2001
Pages 367
Language English
File format PDF

Re-presenting the sold-out first issue in deluxe format! This special edition includes excerpts from Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub's original script, work-in-progress process pages from the art table of Troy Little, and a section of rare and hard-to-find covers!

Author Patrick Rothfuss,Jim Zub
Isbn
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2019-03-27
Pages N.A
Language English
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“An of-the-moment healthy food trend . . . smart, simple recipes that range from Fennel Pho to Summer Squash Dumplings and a Black Rice Burrito Bowl.”—Well+Good, “The 10 Most Exciting Health Books to Read in 2016” A restorative bowl of vegetarian ramen sent Lukas Volger on a quest to capture the full flavor of all the one-bowl meals that are the rage today—but in vegetarian form. With the bowl as organizer, the possibilities for improvisational meals full of seasonal produce and herbs are nearly endless. Volger’s ramen explorations led him from a simple bowl of miso ramen to a glorious summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil. From there, he went on to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho, with combinations like caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy. His edamame dumplings with mint are served in soup or over salad, while spicy carrot dumplings appear over toasted quinoa and kale for a rounded dinner. Imaginative grain bowls range from ratatouille polenta to black rice burrito with avocado. And unlike their meatier counterparts, these dishes can be made in little time and without great expense. Volger also includes many tips, techniques, and indispensable base recipes perfected over years of cooking, including broths, handmade noodles, sauces, and garnishes. Photographs by Michael Harlan Turkell. “Brims with brilliant noodle-broth ideas. Cherry-pick the toppings you like, or follow the full recipes—either way, you’ll be floored by just how delicious this dorm-room classic can be.”—Oprah.com “Explores vegetarian versions of the best bowl foods from around the globe.”—Epicurious, “The 30 Most Exciting New Spring Cookbooks” “A go-to cookbook for Asian-inspired vegetarian soups, noodle bowls, and dumplings.”—Library Journal (starred review)

Author Lukas Volger
Isbn 0544326253
Genre Cooking
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 256
Language English
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In this sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, there's a traitor aboard the Diablo and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy. Will Connor choose an education by sea or by school, and will Grace be forced to follow him wherever he goes?

Author Justin Somper
Isbn 9780316041898
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2008-08-01
Pages 464
Language English
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After the surprising revelation of the Tempest family history, twins Connor and Grace face a newly-defined future marked by their Vampirate roots. Meanwhile, Sidorio's evil Vampirate Empire continues its expansion, making it tragically apparent that no ship is safe. As for the pirates, they have a new mission: wipe out the vampirates. There's a bloody battle brewing in the seas, and each crew will need all hands on deck. And, this time, Grace and Connor may find themselves fighting for their lives-or against each other.

Author Justin Somper
Isbn 9780316088442
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2010-08-24
Pages 496
Language English
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From the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother, an abbreviated, “on-the-Bro” version of the classic New York Times bestseller The Bro Code, featuring a new introduction by author Barney Stinson. When The Bro Code was first published in 2008, it took the world by storm—becoming an instant New York Times bestseller and shaping the behavior and attitudes of Bros the world over. Author Barney Stinson expected nothing less. But for some busy Bros, the standard trade paperback format was just too big and chunky to fit into their perfectly tailored suit. With this audience in mind, Stinson now presents Bro on the Go, the same classic traditions and guidelines for Bro behavior, now packaged in a more compact and awesome format. Featuring a new Introduction by the author and the same classic Bro Code articles, amendments, and Brocabulary that made the original such a hit, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to be legen—wait for it—dary.

Author Barney Stinson
Isbn 143917315X
Genre Humor
Year 2009-11-03
Pages 144
Language English
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Fans of Meg Cabot will find Marni's voice equally charming and endearing. --Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author I take no prisoners. . . I'm Chelsea Halloway and I will happily destroy your social life if you mess with me. Just ask anyone. There is no situation I can't handle. Divorcing parents? No problem. An ex-boyfriend who wants to date Smith High School's biggest geek instead of me? Just a matter of time before I can make him see reason. At least, until my parents decide to ship me off on a study abroad trip to Cambodia. . . Now instead of being admired as the queen of the Notables, I'm stuck with a bunch of college students who don't take me seriously, and a professor who accidentally landed himself on the wrong side of a drug lord. And it's up to me to get us all out of the country alive--even the annoying jerk with the green eyes who won't stop calling me "princess." Oh yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Author Marni Bates
Isbn 0758291523
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-11-01
Pages 272
Language English
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Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top. But one slip—or one serious competitor—and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly, Ty’s got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It’s about survival.

Author Allison van Diepen
Isbn 1439120323
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 320
Language English
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Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise–she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.

Author Diane Setterfield
Isbn 030737193X
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-03-16
Pages 416
Language English
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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Author Robin LaFevers
Isbn 0547822413
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 593
Language English
File format PDF