Ken Qualls Just Thinking Out Loud is a compilation of articles about various aspects of Christian thought and life. It takes a look at our foibles, follies and flaws and gently encourages us to remember that we are ambassadors of the kingdom of God. Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious the author stands firmly on the Word of God and understands the grave responsibility Christians have to rightly interpret it. He strongly believes that we owe it to the world to be equipped to give an intelligent, well-reasoned explanation for the faith we profess. This book inspires, admonishes, encourages and edifies. The reader will quickly sense the passion Qualls has for the Bible and his compassion and respect for both fellow believers and unbelievers. Ken Qualls is an ordained Southern Baptist bi-vocational pastor. While a junior in high school he answered the call to preach which was a surprise to his pastor and his wife, Ferdie and Margaret Shimpf, who thought that God would use Ken as a professional comedian. Ken attended Union University, Jackson, TN where he sang with an amateur gospel quartet known as Living Proof. His first article appeared in the July 8, 1981 Illinois Baptist as a guest editorial and for the next thirty years people throughout the Midwest have enjoyed reading Qualls insightful articles. He is now pastoring Blaze Chapel Baptist Church where he began his pastoral ministry many years ago. Through Reigning In Life Ministries he hopes to encourage small, struggling churches to be about the Father's business regardless of their size or circumstances.
Living Islam Out Loud presents the first generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. These pioneers have forged new identities for themselves and for future generations, and they speak out about the hijab, relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and much more. Contributors: Su'ad Abdul-Khabeer, Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil, Samina Ali, Sarah Eltantawi, Yousra Y. Fazili, Suheir Hammad, Mohja Kahf, Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, Asra Q. Nomani, Manal Omar, Khalida Saed, Asia Sharif-Clark, Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Aroosha Zoq Rana, Inas Younis From the Trade Paperback edition.
On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A collection of articles by a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for "The New York Times" addresses the author's opinions on abortion, the right to die, political campaigns, rape, children's rights, and other issues
Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids – run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy – some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But that doesn't stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. And maybe win the Lottery. In this hilarious story filled with clever references to children's book favourites, James Patterson shows young readers that anything can be achieved if you believe in yourself no matter what!
Andie Giovanno spends her days seeking justice for victims of violent crime. When latent memories of childhood sexual abuse surface, will she find justice for herself or will she give in to the insanity that claimed her mother’s life?