Letting the Text Win is intentionally designed to help the new and inexperienced preacher capture a methodology in sermon-making, as well as discover a theology of preaching that can be built on for a lifetime. Veteran preachers will also discover an encouraging reminder of the size and scope of this great undertaking. Letting the Text Win will be a refresher course for all who proclaim the Word of God.
Ireland is now an urban society, and both parts of the island have experienced rapid urban-generated growth and new patterns of development in recent years. This inter-disciplinary book adopts an all-Ireland perspective to investigate the tension that exists between sustainable urban development values and rhetoric - such as increased densities, brown field development, the compact city and social inclusion - and the emerging geography of urban Ireland, influenced by consumer and lifestyle choices. The introduction provides an overview of the dynamics of urban change, particularly during the 1990s, and the experience of rapid economic growth. The following chapters are divided into two parts, considering sustainable urban environments, and sustainable communities. This book will appeal to students, academics, policy and decision-makers, given that it adopts both a qualitative and quantitative approach, and introduces a range of new empirical studies covering both physical and social sustainable development.
Alicia Ostriker writes that poet Mark Scott "is a delicious love poet... a moving and painful elegist.". Scott writes of human feelings, human touch, in poems about the deaths of two brothers, and in poems of love and friendship. There has been no more tender, intelligent, and compelling debut collection in the last twenty years.
Detective Bob McCaffey attempts to achieve fame by solving the high profile murder of an entertainment industry mogul, Burl Mathews. His investigation leads him into the murky world of promoters and money men, and nearly gets him killed. Before his search is over, Bob will face the dark side of his own ambition. his notoriously shady business deals. Bob, a Dallas police department detective who specializes in fraud cases, is assigned to lead the murder investigation. situation. Mathews had bullied and cheated his way to the top of the broadcast entertainment industry, and some of the people he betrayed in the past began to fight back via lawsuits, blackmail, and other means. Mathews needed m...