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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world. As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything. A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith—in each other and in God. As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting. A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God’s purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

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Author by Harold Earls, IV
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780525653769

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An exuberant autobiography that began with a fist fight at a get acquainted dance, then on to an adventurous path, cluttered with pot holes and uncertainty that took me beyond what I could ever imagine. Ultimately, it’s about how you will be remembered: is it your notable accomplishments or the values associated with who you were? Re-visiting my life as a congressman, I began to realize this could be the inkwell that I’d dip my quill into as I shared how becoming a Christian, plus the influence of notable leaders and plenty of serendipity that helped shaped my public persona. It was a reminder about the importance of the higher standard in serving the public interest, obviously lacking in today’s political culture. During my fourteen years in Congress, I witnessed first-hand the civility and trust among the leadership of both political parties that trickled down to the committee rooms and in the House Chamber that lead to notable accomplishments. My own achievements on international trade, human rights, preserving our natural resources happened only because of bipartisan support. Not so today. In the Halls of Congress and beyond (social media), it is more about radical partisanship and the special interests that reigns amok over our political system--a traumatized Congress, verifying what we don’t want to hear: this is democracy at its worst. Hopefully my book is revealing of democracy in its best form. For those of faith who serve in elective office, there is plenty of scrutiny, as I experienced as a Democrat. Whether it’s your adversaries, the skeptical media, or even supporters, there are lingering questions about who you are. Your moral fiber is always on the line, although some political figures manage to twist and slide and escape the judgment that they merit. And others get squarely called out and dragged before the court of public scrutiny. Hopefully, A Higher Calling well serve as a moral compass for others who must cope with their own challenges. My good fortune was a select number of political leaders, whose integrity and moral courage had an influence on my personal and political life that I did not fully appreciate until writing this book. A few were men of faith and others were guided by a moral compass, embracing higher standards that put the national interest first and foremost. Their actions for the common good over political and material self-interest showed me the right way. The act of re-living one’s past was revealing of how the episodes and intrigue captured the essence who I was and to solidify the inevitable question: why am I here? That line of inquiry led me to a rather creative epiphany: it wasn’t so much a memoir that I was prepared to write, but a call to action that made a big difference and has inspired me to share with others.

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Author by Don Bonker
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781400329069

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Empowering and inspiring, Dana Isaiah Thomas’ A Higher Calling: Claiming God’s Best for Your Life takes an honest, practical look at growing your faith. Packed with devotions on embracing confidence and trust while letting go of fears and doubts, this devotional is perfect for young adults who want to let the ups and downs of life bring them closer to Christ. The book includes: 31 “mini-chapter” devotions with topical messages on topics all young adults face Journaling space after each devotion Scripture from the text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) translation A discussion guide for individual or group use A Scripture index

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Author by Dana Isaiah Thomas
Genre eBook Young Adult Nonfiction
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ISBN Number 9780310766490

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A Higher Calling, written by California journalist John Aiello, provides the first comprehensive review of the judges and attorneys who shaped the San Mateo County Bar and Bench. A historical overview of early San Mateo County and its six courthouses, juxtaposed with profiles of the early bench, launches the book. This review of the county's early days then segues into a series of interviews with an array of the judges and lawyers who propelled the modern bar forward. The final section of the book serves as an appendix, listing every judge to ever sit in Superior Court, together with their photograph and a short biographical capsule. A Higher Calling culminates with an Epilogue by current San Mateo County District Attorney, Steve Wagstaffe, who reflects on the legal landscape of one of California's most storied regions.

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Author by John Aiello
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ISBN Number 0578659492

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After the events of Bloody Sunday and the assassination of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his family at Sligo in the late 1970s, the conflict between Britain and Ireland has once again escalated. British Army Intelligence has discovered evidence of a mole in their ranks. A Royal Marine captain serving in the Special Boat Service, an MI5 operative and a DET operative are tasked to gather intelligence and coordinate operations to unmask the mole while also trying to prevent the IRA from getting new, more powerful weapons. But while they're all on the same side, they are from different branches, under different orders, and someone's keeping secrets.

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Author by Tony Criddle
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ISBN Number 1784657255

Our Higher Calling


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There is a growing sense of crisis and confusion about the purpose and sustainability of higher education in the United States. In the midst of this turmoil, students are frequently referred to as customers and faculty as employees, educational outcomes are increasingly measured in terms of hiring and salary metrics for graduates, and programs are assessed as profit and loss centers. Despite efforts to integrate business-oriented thinking and implement new forms of accountability in colleges and universities, Americans from all backgrounds are losing confidence in the nation's institutions of higher learning, and these institutions must increasingly confront what has proven to be an unsustainable business model. In Our Higher Calling, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein draw on interviews with higher education thought leaders and their own experience, inside and outside the academy, to address these problems head on, articulating the challenges facing higher education and describing in pragmatic terms what can and cannot change--and what should and should not change. They argue that those with a stake in higher education must first understand a fundamental compact that has long been at the heart of the American system: a partnership wherein colleges and universities support the development of an educated and skilled citizenry and create new knowledge in exchange for stable public investment and a strong degree of autonomy to pursue research without undue external pressure. By outlining ways to restore this partnership, Thorp and Goldstein endeavor to start a conversation that paves the way for a solution to one of the country's most pressing problems.

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Author by Holden Thorp
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 9781469646879

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A dramatic classic of a new pastor who confronts hypocrisy in an established congregation.

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Author by Harold Bell Wright
Genre eBook Allegories
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ISBN Number 1556611366

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A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies”* emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times and international bestseller. December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger... What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.” The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever. INCLUDES PHOTOS

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Author by Adam Makos
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781101618950

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For Men Only! (Sort of) Encouragement for Homeschooling Dads From Mr. HomeScholar Matt Binz, Mr. HomeScholar, has just the ticket to encourage homeschool dads. Written with all the gentleness and finesse of a 16-inch WWII battleship cannon, Matt aims straight at the heart of dads who may question this whole homeschool thing. He knocks down arguments made by waffling dads and pushes them straight ahead as full partners in homeschool success. Read this book to: explore the benefits of homeschooling as compared to other educational options, understand the mutually supporting roles of husbands and wives in the homeschooling trenches, discover the big homeschooling payoff through college admission, scholarships and lifelong family relationships. Here's Why You Need This Book: If your husband is just as likely to reach for a homeschooling book as he is to be caught watching "The Bachelorette," buy him this book and sit back to reap the benefits! A more committed and excited homeschool partner is just a short read away. "A Higher Calling" is part of The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series. Designed especially for parents who don't want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, each book combines Lee's practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop! Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time. Who is Matt Binz and Why Should You Listen to Him? Matt Binz's sole claim to brilliance is he was smart enough to marry Lee. Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life. Lee's practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student, and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world. A firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior education for their children, Lee's mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school.

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Author by Matt Binz
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 1511452846