The Quest For Purpose

Author: Perry L. Glanzer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438466859
Size: 20.54 MB
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Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose. While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson explore college students’ search for meaning and purpose and the role that higher education plays. To shed empirical light on this complex issue, the authors draw on in-depth interviews with four hundred college students from different types of institutions across the United States. They also analyze three sets of national survey data: the National Study of Youth and Religion, College Students Beliefs and Values, and their own Gallup-conducted survey of 2,500 college students. Their research identifies important social, educational, and cultural influences that shape students’ quests and the answers they find. Arguing against a utilitarian view of education, Glanzer, Hill, and Johnson conclude that colleges and universities can and should cultivate and aid students in their journeys, and they offer suggestions for doing so.

The Seed

Author: Jon Gordon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118090268
Size: 19.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!

The Angel Whisperer

Author: Kyle Gray
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781848508422
Size: 17.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the age of four, Angel Whisperer Kyle Gray has been blessed by the presence of angels who stood alongside him as he developed his talents to become the UK's youngest professional psychic medium at the age of sixteen. In this book, Kyle takes the reader on an emotional and uplifting journey into the world of angels, and reveals his own beautiful and inspiring story of learning to communicate with the other side, which started when his beloved grandmother passed over. This communication was to become his vocation and purpose, and Kyle is now known for the startling accuracy of his readings. Drawing on his years of experience helping people to share the wisdom and messages of the angels, The Angel Whisperer teaches you ways in which you too can make your own connections, change your ways of thinking, and finally achieve everything you have ever dreamed of. An intensely personal and moving book, it offers comfort, wisdom and practical advice that will help transform your life.

Born Anew

Author: Jonathan Doctor
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781617773808
Size: 17.76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you feel aimless on your earthly walk? Do you find yourself wondering where to turn for answers? We live in a day and time where many on this earth have lost purpose and direction; there are numerous unanswered questions about this life, and all are seeking wisdom and counsel to find that purpose and direction. For us as Christians, God has given us answers for this life, as well as in the time to come, and they are found in His Holy Word—the Bible. Not only has God given us His Word, but He has also given His people the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in the right direction. We may try to plan our lives, but at the end of the day, only God's purposes will prevail. In Dr. Jonathan Doctor's new book, you will discover the truths and blessings of living the new life in God's prevailing purpose. As new creations in Christ—as new covenant Christians living in the new covenant of grace—we have the advantage of succeeding in the purpose of God on this earth.

Purpose Of A Christian Life

Author: Ivan King
Publisher: Valley Group Media, LLC.
ISBN:
Size: 19.58 MB
Format: PDF
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Book Description Did you know that God has an amazing plan for your Life? Welcome to Purpose of a Christian Life, a book that, at its core, answers some of our most fundamental questions, and reveals the mystery of God's glorious plan for our lives. Have you ever stopped to wonder what God has in store for you? Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Don't worry, you are not alone. We all have a deep void within us that can only be filled by God. Consequently, this innate need guides us to discover his undying love, mercy and purpose for our lives. Join me as we journey together to find that purpose. One thing is certain, after reading this book, not only will you have a clear vision of God's magnificent plan for your life, but you will attain a greater understating of his message. After all,God's love is transcendent, unshakable and everlasting. Hear What the Critics are Saying "Very Inspirational and Powerful; everyone should read this book. Purpose of a Christian Life is by far one of the best Christian books to have come out in the last decade." -Mary Jones -Valley Daily News "I give this book Five Stars All The Way! This book makes my list as one of the top reads in the Christian genre. Anyone of Faith will enjoy this book very much." -Theresa Davis –Alliance Media Group "Purpose of a Christian Life was a very powerful and thought provoking book. Every generation, young and old, should have to read this book. Ten Thumbs Up." -Dave Baker -Book Bloggers of America "This was an excellent book even though it was short, I ended up reading it in less than a day; however, it has a very strong and positive message. A Must Read." -Lisa Cooper -Literary Times Inc. "Purpose of a Christian Life was a very interesting and unique book. It had a very solid message about love and forgiveness. Highly Recommend." -Emma Righter -Writers United Group "Amazing Book! I fell to my knees at the end and cried. This book reminded me why I became a born-again Christian. Its messages are not only powerful, but also true." -Carl Mosner –Readers Cove Unlimited "A friend from work recommended this book to me and although I am not a Christian, I was still moved by its Powerful Message." -Lee Ratner –Daily Media Trends, Inc. "What a Magnificent Book. From the moment I started reading it I just couldn't put it down. Every man, woman and child should read Purpose of a Christian Life. Truly inspiring." -Jordy Crabel -The Kendal Group "Wonderful Book! I actually bought it for my son-in-law and ended up reading it as well. It offered me a fresh perspective on my Christian journey." -Morty Ruslan–Crest Haven Baptist "I read this book as part of a Bible study group; I am glad we found this spiritual gold nugget, it has changed my life. Eye Opening." -Laura Thomas –Blogging for Jesus, Inc. Message From the Author If you could have a private conversation with Jesus Christ and ask him anything you wanted, what would ask him? What am I doing here? What does God want from me? We stumble along, fumbling for answers to some of the most difficult questions in this ambiguity of the human condition that we refer to as life, and fail to realize that everything happens for a reason. God has a plan for you; he has a plan me. There's a plan for all of us. "I am a radical follower of Christ, with whom I have a deep and intimate connection. In him I will store all of my faith for the remainder of my days." Ivan King Author's Favorite Quote "Life is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel."

The Trust Factor

Author: Darrell L. Wise
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781617391125
Size: 15.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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We choose so many paths searching for meaning, and they fail us. You were meant for more than beauty. You are more than a bank account or a big house or a fancy car. The sum of who you are cannot be defined by your intelligence, sexual prowess, or by any of the things we use in an attempt to give our lives meaning. Have you ever wondered why you were born, why you are here? is it really possible to find your purpose and live it? the resounding answer is yes! Darrell Wise investigates the universal question of purpose of life—why are we all here? Then Darrell goes on to give guidelines for finding your individual purpose. In fact, living out your purpose in this life leads to purpose in the next life, For all of eternity. In this intelligent and inspirational work, Darrell outlines in a clear, logical way why we cannot understand our purposes without turning to God. it is only when we take into account the Trust Factor that we can ever hope to find meaning.