Under Our Skin

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781496413291
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jesus Christ died for all people. Every heart that beats was made alive by the very breath of God. Is there hope for honest and healing conversation on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white? Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

Under Our Skin

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496413321
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Religion

Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide—in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider—is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white? An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

Under Our Skin

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 149641330X
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide--in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider--is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white?An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in "Under Our Skin, " Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

Under Our Skin Group Conversation Guide

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781496417824
Release Date: 2016-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Let's admit it. When it comes to the topics of race and racism in our country, we all feel a range of emotions--we're angry, offended, sad, hopeless, and confused. Based on Benjamin Watson's groundbreaking book, Under Our Skin, the Under Our Skin Group Conversation Guide leads you on a four-week journey to honest conversation about race, bias, and justice in our nation. For so many people, the racial divide is an argument, a political position, a debate on TV. But keeping our distance isn't working. The truth is that change starts here, with us. An NFL tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Benjamin offers a look at both sides of the race debate and appeals to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing. Filled with personal stories and insights, Under Our Skin offers a bold new path toward healing the racial conflict of our world.

X Isle

Author: Steve Augarde
Publisher: Ember
ISBN: 9780385752299
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After they are granted coveted places on an island in a future world devastated by flooding, Baz and Ray discover that their new home is ruled by an unpredictable religious fanatic and they plan a dangerous rebellion against him.

The New Dad s Playbook

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493404964
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child." The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.

Reality Check

Author: Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061858383
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest—and smartest—girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty well. Until, that is, his girlfriend, Clea, is sent off to boarding school across the country, and a torn ACL ends his high school football career. But bad things come in threes—or in Cody's case, sixes and twelves—and the worst is yet to come. While limping through town one day, Cody sees a newspaper heading: "Local Girl Missing." Clea, now his ex, has disappeared from her boarding school in Vermont, and the only clue is a letter she sent to Cody the morning of her disappearance. With that as his guide, Cody sets out to find out what happened. Once in Vermont, he unearths the town's secrets—and finds out that football isn't the only thing he's good at. Reality Check is another edge-of-your-seat suspense novel by the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of Down the Rabbit Hole.

Racial Healing

Author: Harlon L. Dalton
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385475174
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

An anecdotal study outlines the prospect of more open and harmonious relations between African Americans and whites that explains the importance of up-front communication and risk taking. Reprint.

Unified

Author: Tim Scott
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496430441
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Religion

In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship—even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010—as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives—they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation. In Unified, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

Parenting with Scripture

Author: Kara G. Durbin
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802483409
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Religion

Parenting with Scripture is an easy to use topical resource that parents with young children can use when teachable moments arise. This effective guide helps teach young children how to think and apply God's Word in their daily lives. Kara Durbin's revised book helps parents capture those teachable moments and use Scripture to shape their children's behavior. The 101 alphabetically sorted topics address behavior, attitude, emotions, and actions. Examples include Forgiveness, Humility, Anger and Procrastination. Each topic includes scripture passages, discussion questions, action items, and parenting tips. Questions and tips are written so older children can teach younger children. This new edition of Parenting with Scripture includes detailed help for parents to quickly identify teachable moments, and what to do when they appear.

The Friendship Challenge

Author: Tim Scott
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 1496430689
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Religion

The Friendship Challenge can help you get the conversation started about bridging the racial divide in your community. The Friendship Challenge is a six-week guide, helping individuals and groups promote racial reconciliation in their communities--one person at a time, one friendship at a time. The first week prepares individuals and groups to reach out to a person on the other side of the racial divide, whether it is a person at work or in a nearby church. The next five weeks take that small group through a study that fosters true reconciliation--the kind of reconciliation Jesus showed in his own life and death. Take the Friendship Challenge and spend the next six weeks cultivating true reconciliation in your community.

The High Definition Leader

Author: Derwin L. Gray
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718031589
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Religion

The United States is know as the “Great Melting Pot,” yet a survey of our churches on Sunday Morning would reveal a noticeably different portrait of our ethnic make-up. Every facet of American culture is multi-ethnic. Yet, the Church is not. The church is segregated. Drawing from scripture, Derwin shows how the modern church is suffering from being homogenous and how we are not fulfilling our calling as effectively as we should be. The High-Definition Leader is a call for churches and their leaders to grow out of ignorance, class-ism, racism, and greed into a flourishing and vibrant community of believers united in their devotion to serving God and sharing His love with the world.

The Rock the Road and the Rabbi Study Guide

Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780310095026
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Are you ready to begin your journey to a deeper faith? In this six-session video study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her life. As she shares her story, coauthor Rabbi Jason Sobel, a messianic Jewish rabbi, provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive. Kathie Lee and Rabbi Sobel will take you and your group beyond the typical "Sunday school" teaching to examine the true texts of the Bible. Something profound happens when we follow along the ancient paths in the actual places where Jesus taught, healed, lived, died, was resurrected, and ascended into heaven. As Kathie Lee and Rabbi Sobel reveal in this study, Jesus is indeed the Rock and the Rabbi whom we follow along this Road in life. And when we are introduced to the mysteries of the Word by teachers who are trained in the ancient rabbinical way, radical transformation begins to renew our hearts and minds. The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. Sessions include: Bethlehem: Where It All Began Nazareth: The Early Years Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters Galilee: Ministry Grounds Mount of Olives: The Triumphal Entry Jerusalem: Crucifixion and Resurrection Designed for use with The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Video Study 9780310095033 (sold separately).

Christians in the Age of Outrage

Author: Ed Stetzer
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496433640
Release Date: 2018-10-02
Genre: Religion

Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst? Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media. Welcome to the new age of outrage. In this groundbreaking book featuring new survey research of evangelicals and their relationship to the age of outrage, Ed Stetzer offers a constructive way forward. You won’t want to miss Ed’s insightful analysis of our chaotic age, his commonsensical understanding of the cultural currents, and his compelling challenge to Christians to live in a refreshingly different way.

Focus in Action Is Great Leadership

Author: Belinda Johnson White Ph.D.
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512771008
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Looking for a leadership development model for the millennial generation designed to build them into leaders and professionals ready to address 21st century challenges? Its in your hands! Through the Johnson White Leadership Model (JWLM) this book combines leadership development AND professional development AND shares the secrets to executive level leadership all with a focus on social conscience driven by faith, ethics, and diversity. Articulated as FOCUS + ACTION = Great Leadership, the JWLM concisely outlines the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and leadership skills that result in the betterment of individuals, groups, organizations, and society as a whole. The JWLM is inspired by the work of Morehouse College sixth president, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Mays said, ...we are all called by God to human betterment and enrichment. If we fail on those scores, we disappoint God, break his heart, and make Him cry.