Too Small to Ignore

Why the Least of These Matters Most

Too Small to Ignore

Too Small to Ignore will encourage you to turn your good, loving intentions into strategic actions and empower you to help change the world–and the future–forever, one child at a time. The time has come for a major paradigm shift: Children are too important and too intensely loved by God to be left behind or left to chance. Children belong to all of us and we are compelled to intervene on their behalf. We must invest in children all across the world. In Too Small to Ignore, Dr. Stafford issues an urgent call for change. His adventures as a boy raised in a West African village provide an often-humorous and always-captivating backdrop to his profound and inspiring challenges. Wess lived the reality of “it takes a village to raise a child” and calls us to “be that loving village for children everywhere.”

Too important to fail - too important to ignore

ninth report of session 2009-10, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes

Too important to fail - too important to ignore

The Treasury Committee considers the issue of the existence of a type of financial firm, or firms which are "too important to fail" - so integral to the financial system that it was necessary for governments to bail them out during the banking crisis. The report concludes that the actions governments had to take to ensure financial stability have resulted in a market which operates on the assumption that systemically important firms will be rescued if necessary, and radical reform is needed. The report looks at the range of reforms currently under consideration, and assesses them against the objectives of an orderly banking system; protecting the consumer, protecting the taxpayer, setting an appropriate cost of doing business and providing lending to the economy. It emphasises that successful reform would transfer risk away from Government and back into the banking sector. The report is doubtful about how far evolutionary reform can make sufficient changes. The government has ruled out structural reforms such as narrow banking, unlike the USA, and the report calls for the debate on banking reform to remain as wide as possible. The United Kingdom can only benefit from constructive international agreement, but that prevarication on international agreement must not be used as an excuse to delay, or, at worst, prevent reform. As Britain has a very large banking system relative to GDP compared to other countries, its reform is anyway in the UK's own self-interest, even if it is not coordinated with reforms in other countries.

My Heart's at Home

Becoming the Intentional Mom Your Family Needs

My Heart's at Home

Founder and Executive Director of Hearts at Home Jill Savage explores the important role "home" plays in a family's journey. With her personable, humorous style, Jill shares from her experience as a mother of five and from conversations with many other moms to offer practical ideas and motivation to create a home that is a safe place for a functional family to blossom community center that offers hospitality and compassion church where prayer and Scripture guide all members museum filled with a family's history, stories, and heritage school with lessons of virtue, integrity, and ethics This anchor book for Hearts at Home will extend beyond this valuable ministry to encourage all women to build the heart of their home on biblical principles and to raise a family that is strong, loving, and firmly standing on a foundation of faith.

School Segregation in Western North Carolina

A History, 1860s–1970s

School Segregation in Western North Carolina

Although African Americans make up a small portion of the population of western North Carolina, they have contributed much to the area’s physical and cultural landscape. This enlightening study surveys the region’s segregated black schools from Reconstruction through integration and reveals the struggles, achievements, and ultimate victory of a unified community intent on achieving an adequate education for its children. The book documents the events that initially brought blacks into Appalachia, early efforts to educate black children, the movement to acquire and improve schools, and the long process of desegregation. Personnel issues, curriculum, extracurricular activities, sports, consolidation, and construction also receive attention. Featuring commentary from former students, teachers and parents, this work weighs the value and achievement of rural segregated black schools as well as their significance for educators today.

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely divergent practices that spread, nurtured, and strengthened their religious beliefs and communities. Featuring never-before published essays, this anthology follows the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationship among religious eating habits and politics, culture, and social structure. Theoretically rich and full of engaging portraits, essays consider the rise of food buying and consumerism in the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its resulting sanctions against sumptuous eating, the gender and racial politics of sacramental food production in colonial America, and the struggle to define "enlightened" Lenten dietary restrictions in early modern France. Essays on the nineteenth century explore the religious implications of wheat growing and breadmaking among New Zealand's Maori population and the revival of the Agape meal, or love feast, among American brethren in Christ Church. Twentieth-century topics include the metaphysical significance of vegetarianism, the function of diet in Greek Orthodoxy, American Christian weight loss programs, and the practice of silent eating rituals among English Benedictine monks. Two introductory essays detail the key themes tying these essays together and survey food's role in developing and disseminating the teachings of Christianity, not to mention providing a tangible experience of faith.

We'll Find A Way

We'll Find A Way

Moving from the city to the country presents big changes, and especially so when living off the land becomes a way of life. Come along with eight-year-old Todd, and his seven-year-old sister Carrie, as they experience the Carver family's challenging first year in the country. "We'll Find A Way" is an inspiring story based on actual events. This heart-warming and delightful tale promotes family values, faith, and the strength to overcome obstacles. "We'll Find A Way" is a book readers can escape into, or read aloud to their families!

Examination and simulation of new magnetic materials for the possible application in memory cells

Examination and simulation of new magnetic materials for the possible application in memory cells

Magnetic storage media are a topic of great interest for technological and fundamental research. Examinations of nanostructured magnetic systems for storage media often aim at decreasing the pattern size, in order to enhance the possible information density in a given area. Here another approach is chosen: Intermediate magnetic states, occurring during magnetization reversal, which are stable at zero external field, can lead to quaternary or higher-order multilevel magnetic storage media. In this way, the storage density can be enhanced without decreasing the size of the magnetic nanoparticles. The book describes different nanostructured systems in which such additional stable states can be found in simulation and experiment, examines their magnetization reversal dynamics, and gives recommendations for shapes and materials of future nanostructured systems for data storage media.

The Changing Face of Globalization

The Changing Face of Globalization

Evaluating the impact of globalization on issues like altruism, empowerment of women, crime and violence, culture, area studies, economy and production, and the sociology of humanity, this book makes the ethical and moral aspects of globalization its main concerns. The complexities of the globalization process in the developing world are explored - the debate between globalization and localization; between indigenization and hybridization; between equalization and inequalization. The contributors also examines the consequences for transitional economies in their interactions with multinational corporations and the rise of the anti-globalization movement in the past decade.

Biblical Interpretation

Theory, Process, and Criteria

Biblical Interpretation

Yung Suk Kim asks important questions in Biblical Interpretation: Why do we care about the Bible and biblical interpretation? How do we know which interpretation is better? He expertly brings to the fore the essential elements of interpretation--the reader, the text, and the reading lens--and attempts to explore a set of criteria for solid interpretation. While celebrating the diversity of biblical interpretation, Kim warns that not all interpretations are valid, legitimate, or healthy because interpretation involves the complex process of what he calls critical contextual biblical interpretation. He suggests that readers engage with the text by asking important questions of their own: Why do we read? How do we read? and What do we read?