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With Wings Like Eagles: The Great American Century
With Wings Like Eagles: The Great American Century
by Thomas Kinkade
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Patriotic and Inspirational, March 17 2004
This book helps to show the link between the Christian faith and the United States of America. We're reminded that all gifts come from God and that "Abundance is the attitude of God." On reflection, we're told, "It is perhaps a fault in all of us that we do not treasure the best parts of our lives as we live through them."
Americans are optimistic by nature and this is based on the way the nation was founded he writes. He goes on to talk about being open to the dreams of the Holy Spirit, to the call of God on one's life. This influence of Christian optimism can be found in the names of the places established by the settlers. He reminds us, "New England Colonials were so in love with God's providence that they gave a small town in Rhode Island the name." The very name is a Christian doctrine, he adds. This is an encouraging book that will brighten your day.

Louisiana Power And Light
Louisiana Power And Light
by John Dufresne
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars Totally Worthless, March 3 2004
The paper used to print this worthless screed was wasted. This is a typical geographical put down based on regional stereotyping. Drufresne assumes everyone in a given location is totally ignorant and comical. What an insult! How did this manuscript ever get accepted for publication?

Romance of the Road: The Literature of the American Highway
Romance of the Road: The Literature of the American Highway
by Ronald Primeau
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Travel Material, March 3 2004
There's some insightful, inspiring material on travel in this book. I read it while traveling from Massachusetts to Louisiana on the open road, which added to the flavor of the event. I love the road anyway. Connecting with another road lover was a bonus. That's how I recommend reading it, i.e., while traveling.
While some of the insight is useful, in other places, Primeau has a very skewed perspective and his interpretation is totally bogus. In some places he over analyzes and takes things way too seriously. So that him in context. Enjoy some of what he says and disregard the rest.

Louisianians All
Louisianians All
by Jeanne Frois
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Historically Inspiring, March 1 2004
This review is from: Louisianians All (Hardcover)
This is a very informative book. If you're a Louisianian or just interested in Louisiana history, this little book is for you. It has some inspiring stories of well known and not so well known figures in the state's history. It is easy to read and children will find it to be particularly helpful in gaining an understanding of the contributions made by people from an earlier time. You son or daughter will find some nuggets in this book. In fact, even adult readers will enjoy it. I did and for that reason I give it a high recommendation. As a Louisiana native I found it to be a positive portrayal of others who haved shared my home state

Jesus Rediscovered
Jesus Rediscovered
by Malcolm Muggeridge
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Considering, But Not to Be Taken Completely, Feb. 29 2004
This review is from: Jesus Rediscovered (Paperback)
Muggeridge is right about the bias of the secular establishment. Media and educational institutions attack Christianity on a regular basis. The weakness is in Muggeridge's theological explanations. In some areas he's simply wrong. So one can take this book as a defense of the faith from one who means well, but is uninformed.
Muggeridge sees Western civilization being underminded in that as Christianity is removed from the public square, evil replaces it and fills the void with the exact opposite of what was handed down from previous generations. He has some excellent thoughts on giving one's self to the work at hand.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
by Dale Carnegie
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic, Feb. 28 2004
This was one of the early books in the self-help genre that has proliferated into such a mass movement today. A test of a classic is whether it stands the test of time and this book has. Its principles are for all times and places. This book will help you to think properly and act accordingly.
Historically he gives some examples that enable you to see the results positive thinkers of previous generations received. The overarching goal is start small, be proactive, and results will occur. This is an easy to read, very inspiring book!

Radio Station Operations: Management and Employee Perspectives
Radio Station Operations: Management and Employee Perspectives
by Lewis B. O'Donnell
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Holistic Managerial Perspective, Feb. 27 2004
This book provides an overview of the daily operations among the various positions in radio stations. They talk about the business aspect of a station's operations. All of this is introduced in the beginning with a discussion of the history of the medium. The charts and graphs are particularly helpful in establishing time contexts.
Programming is the second key topic covered. In the third chapter, attention focuses on how television changed radio's content. In the fourth chapter the various departmental responsibilities are discussed. This book is well written and documented. It is quite effective in giving an overview of the industry.

Writing for Mass Communication
Writing for Mass Communication
by Earl R. Hutchison
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, Feb. 27 2004
This book provides a good overview of the writing process in that it includes both the research and distribution elements. It discusses the holistic nature of collecting raw data and transforming that material into a finished product. In so doing, a flavor of the work of the writer is presented.
On method collection that is used for both journalists and academics receives a chapter, i.e., interviewing. There is good coverage on writing a lead. Opinion writing is also covered. In fact a good cross selection of media contexts are found in this book. It is a good introduction to the field.

Speech: A Basic Text
Speech: A Basic Text
by Robert C. Jeffrey
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Introductory Textbook, Feb. 25 2004
This review is from: Speech: A Basic Text (Paperback)
The basics of public speaking are covered well in this book. The chapter on listening emphasizes that communication includes an active receiver if it is to be successful. The chapter on the speaker's attitude and purpose is also holistic in that it points out the need for mental preparation.
Various sections are included which discuss the various contexts of communication. A substantial part is devoted to persuasion. Legal and ethical issues are also included in the book. Overall it provides a good introduction to the subject.

Fulfilling Your God Given Destiny: Your road map for finding, following, and finishing your course
Fulfilling Your God Given Destiny: Your road map for finding, following, and finishing your course
by Casey Treat
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendously Encouraging Book!, Feb. 23 2004
We're reminded that before the foundation of the world, God knew us and that He had a plan for us. Connecting with one's destiny is not deciding it, but discovering it. On the matter of hearing from God, he uses Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." He says two things are found in this Scripture, 1) as I delight in the Lord He places desires within me and 2) He gives me the things desired.
On thinking the right thoughts, he notes, "...your life in many ways is a manifestation of what you think about yourself." His gift of communicating is found throughout the book. I like what he says about blessing, i.e., "I am a blessing going somewhere to happen."
Toward the end of the book he returns to the topic of desires. He teaches that God given desires are provided as a means of directing one in God's paths for the individual. Faith in God is absolutely necessary to fulfilling one's destiny. Focusing on God and His Word, rather than circumstances produces the results desired. The powerful, Scriptural teaching in this book will get you charged up to do, be, and achieve to the maximum! To God be the glory!

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