In February of 2015, God put a call on my life to get out from in front of the TV and start using my gifts to reach people for him. The words from Matthew 28:19 kept running through my head, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." I wanted to reach as many people as possible so I started a group on Facebook. I thought for a moment what I should call it, and then it hit me. The sleeping giant called the church has become lazy, much like I was, and it was time for a much needed wake up call. There are people all around us every day that are going to hell just because we won´t open our mouths and proclaim the name of the Lord because we may offend someone. I started writing whatever God put on my heart to share with the world almost every day. This is a collection of those posts from February 2015-November 2015, and then I finish off the book with my own crazy testimony. I hope you enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Allen Siders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055452/bk_acx0_055452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now that communication can be as quick as thought, why hasn’t our ability to organize politically - to establish gains and beyond that, to maintain them - kept pace? The web has given us both capacity and speed: but progressive change seems to be something perpetually in the air, rarely manifesting, even more rarely staying with us.Micah L. Sifry, a longtime analyst of democracy and its role on the net, examines what he calls The Big Disconnect. In his usual pithy, to-the-point style, he explores why data-driven politics and our digital overlords have failed or misled us, and how they can be made to serve us instead, in a real balance between citizens and state, independent of corporations. The web and social media have enabled an explosive increase in participation in the public arena - but not much else has changed. For the next step beyond connectivity, writes Sifry, ´´we need a real digital public square, not one hosted by Facebook, shaped by Google, and snooped on by the National Security Agency. If we don’t build one, then any notion of democracy as ‘rule by the people’ will no longer be meaningful. We will be a nation of Big Data, by Big Email, for the powers that be.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019954/bk_adbl_019954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amerika unter Trump - die Weltmacht scheint plötzlich anders, fremd zu werden. Der Amerika-Experte Ronald D. Gerste beschreibt die vielfältigen Facetten eines mächtigen - und manchmal beängstigenden - Landes. Eine kompakte Reise durch Kultur und Geschichte einer Nation,die niemanden gleichgültig lässt. Nach fast 70 Jahren transatlantischer Partnerschaft wirkt die Schutzmacht USA für viele Europäer plötzlich fremd. In der Tat stellt die Wahl des 45. amerikanischen Präsidenten, der so denkbar wenig Ähnlichkeit mit einem George Washington, einem Abraham Lincoln oder einem Barack Obama hat, eine Zeitenwende dar. Deutsche und Europäer teilen mit den Amerikanern wesentliche Werte und unsere Kultur wird in ganz beträchtlichem Maße von amerikanischen Institutionen, von Hollywood bis Facebook, mitgeprägt. Doch Vieles an Amerika und den Amerikanern erscheint uns merkwürdig oder gar erschreckend: die Allgegenwart von Schusswaffen, die tiefe Religiosität, der manchmal exzessive Patriotismus (´´America cant do wrong!´´), die Kluft zwischen den Rassen, zwischen Metropolen und einer pittoresken, oft aber auch öden Provinz, zwischen intellektuellen Eliten und Redneck-Proleten im Pickup-Truck. Der Amerika-Experte Ronald D. Gerste führt den Leser durch Geschichte und Gegenwart, durch Kultur und Politik, durch Glanz und Schatten eines fernen Freundes.
Amerika unter Trump - die Weltmacht scheint plötzlich anders, fremd zu werden. Der Amerika-Experte Ronald D. Gerste beschreibt die vielfältigen Facetten eines mächtigen - und manchmal beängstigenden - Landes. Eine kompakte Reise durch Kultur und Geschichte einer Nation,die niemanden gleichgültig lässt. Nach fast 70 Jahren transatlantischer Partnerschaft wirkt die Schutzmacht USA für viele Europäer plötzlich fremd. In der Tat stellt die Wahl des 45. amerikanischen Präsidenten, der so denkbar wenig Ähnlichkeit mit einem George Washington, einem Abraham Lincoln oder einem Barack Obama hat, eine Zeitenwende dar. Deutsche und Europäer teilen mit den Amerikanern wesentliche Werte und unsere Kultur wird in ganz beträchtlichem Maße von amerikanischen Institutionen, von Hollywood bis Facebook, mitgeprägt. Doch Vieles an Amerika und den Amerikanern erscheint uns merkwürdig oder gar erschreckend: die Allgegenwart von Schusswaffen, die tiefe Religiosität, der manchmal exzessive Patriotismus (´´America can´t do wrong!´´), die Kluft zwischen den Rassen, zwischen Metropolen und einer pittoresken, oft aber auch öden Provinz, zwischen intellektuellen Eliten und Redneck-Proleten im Pickup-Truck. Der Amerika-Experte Ronald D. Gerste führt den Leser durch Geschichte und Gegenwart, durch Kultur und Politik, durch Glanz und Schatten eines fernen Freundes. >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung wird Ihnen exklusiv von Audible präsentiert und ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Olaf Pessler. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/003628/bk_adko_003628_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America´s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny ´´free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers - even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart - Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today´s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hodges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003580/bk_acx0_003580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Isaac Ramoshidi Bokaba was born Isaac Ramoshidi Moeketsi in Skilpadfontein clinic Mpumalanga, to a domestic worker mother during the former South African apartheid regime and five days after the controversial 1976 Soweto students uprising. His artistic career started at a tender age while based in the Roman Catholic Church. He often found his refuge in books and music provided by his father Abram who unfortunately passed away while Isaac was still eleven years old in 1987. In 1989 he moved from Potchefstroom South Africa where he was staying with his aunt to Ga-Rankuwa, timeously getting involved with the Chiro Youth Movement of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, fully participating in drama, poetry reciting and music composition. He later moved to Cape Town to study Engineering and worked with the likes of Dizu Plaatjies, pioneer and leader of the globally acclaimed Amampondo Cultural Group, now lecturer at the University of Cape Town, among other South African greats most of who were music students then. Together with his friend and talented artist Mzwakhe Hlatshwayo, now based in Sweden as a music teacher and producer, they formed Divine Crew. Intense exposure to live music resulted in the group viewed as being ahead of the local music scene then, which was highly reliant on computerised recording and performance. Other successful projects include writing music for the Smirnoff Sghubu Project in 1999 for the then popular friday South African television music program Studio Mix, with one song titled Sghubu featuring South African world renowned diva Judith Sephuma as lead vocalist. He is currently involved with the African Hip Hop Movement as the recording and performing artist Lion i, also locally acclaimed as Stseketseke, which implies ancient cursive writing. Previous experiences include working for a design and water meter manufacturing company in Pretoria, fully embarking in Skills Development and Employment Equity policies as chairperson, union shop steward and public relations officer of Footsteps Youth Movement of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Isaac aims to share his talent with other South African youth, the disabled and old aged and through embarking in both local and global cultural exchange programmes. His previous work of art on the local underground scene makes him a talented songwriter, rapper, freestyler and an african poet of note. His mission is to inspire talent, educate the youth, inspire the nation and to put across the message of dedication and right living through arts and culture. ABOUT THE BOOK Bright word is an inspirational anthology that focuses on life in South Africa as experienced by the poet. Much emphasis is placed on troubled youth and adults who lack courage and have lost hope in life.Anyone with basic reading skills can find the book enjoyable and fulfilling, enhancing the spirit of literature and the power and essence of education. See Isaac's profile on the links below. http;//www.facebook.com/isaac.bokaba.5 http;//www.twitter.com/thatlionisaac http;//www.instagram.com/isaac.lioneye http;//www.numberonemusic.com/lioni
Do you dream of an unlimited supply of customers? Did you know Pinterest can be a big part of your free marketing with great results? Would you like to know how to use Pinterest to grow your business? Pinterest is an online visual bulletin board. It is a relatively new social sharing website that is sweeping the nation. You choose an image that you like and pin it on a board that you name. From fitness to food, to photography and art, there are unlimited possibilities with Pinterest. What seems like a simple concept is simply addictive. All the things that you would traditionally cut out from a magazine or print off the Internet are no longer necessary. Those days are long gone. You can pin any image to a board on your Pinterest account. You can follow other people´s boards, you can follow friend´s boards, and friends can follow you. It´s a lot like Facebook and Twitter in respect to sharing and amplification of what you are posting. Given the right social media strategy and implementation, Pinterest may actually offer any business more referral traffic than Twitter, and perhaps generate more leads than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined. It may even have the power to convert more fans into paying customers who will easily share your content with their friends. Here´s a preview of what you will learn: What is Pinterest? Is Pinterest the New Social Media King? Attracting Followers on Pinterest Pinterest for Business and Marketing And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045676/bk_acx0_045676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s always been something universalizing about the Internet. The World Wide Web has seemed both inherently singular and global, a sort of ethereal United Nations. But today, as Scott Malcomson contends in this concise, brilliant investigation, the Internet is cracking apart into discrete groups no longer willing, or able, to connect. The implications of this shift are momentous. Malcomson traces the way the Internet has been shaped by government needs since the 19th century - above all, the demands of the US military and intelligence services. From World War I cryptography and spying to weapons targeting against Hitler and then Stalin, the monolithic aspect of the digital network was largely determined by its genesis in a single, state-sponsored institution. In the 1960s, internationalism and openness were introduced by the tech pioneers of California´s counter-culture, the seed bed for what became Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple. But in the last 15 years, security concerns of states and the privatizing impetus of e-commerce have come to the fore and momentum has shifted in a new direction, towards private, walled domains, each vying with the other in an increasingly fragmented system, in effect a ´´Splinternet´´. Because the Internet today surrounds us so comprehensively, it´s easy to regard the way it functions as a simple given, part of the natural order of things. Only by stepping back and scrutinizing the evolution of the system can we see the Internet for what it is - a contested, protean terrain, constantly evolving as different forces intervene to drive it forward. In that vital exercise, Malcomson´s elegant, erudite account will prove invaluable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028154/bk_adbl_028154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although the courts have struggled to balance the interests of individuals, businesses, and law enforcement, the proliferation of intrusive new technologies puts many of our presumed freedoms in legal limbo. For instance, it´s not hard to envision a day when websites such as Facebook or Google Maps introduce a feature that allows real-time tracking of anyone you want, based on face-recognition software and ubiquitous live video feeds. Does this scenario sound like an unconstitutional invasion of privacy? These 24 eye-opening lectures immerse you in the Constitution, the courts, and the post-9/11 Internet era that the designers of our legal system could scarcely have imagined. Professor Rosen explains the most pressing legal issues of the modern day and asks how the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights would have reacted to aspects of the modern life such as full-body scans, cell phone surveillance, and privacy in cloud servers. Called ´´the nation´s most widely read and influential legal commentator´´ by the Los Angeles Times, Professor Rosen is renowned for his ability to bring legal issues alive - to put real faces and human drama behind the technical issues that cloud many legal discussions. Here he asks how you would decide particular cases about liberty and privacy. You´ll come away with a more informed opinion about whether modern life gives even the most innocent among us reason to worry. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Rosen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000244/bk_tcco_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is Planet Lazy? None of the scientists have heard of it, and there´s no record of it ever existing. Yet people swear that they´ve been there. One day, they vanished from Earth and wound up in a place where everything they´d ever wanted came on a silver platter, and there was no urgency to do anything, you know, productive. Join the fat, socially awkward, will-probably-die-a-virgin Karturian as he navigates our strange universe of anorexic giants, diplomatic zombies, talking cats, a whole planet of women who have never seen a man before, and much, much more on his voyage to the mythical Planet Lazy. What is the answer to 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 x 7 - 7 = ? How do you hide cigarette smoke from your parents? Does Cheese Whiz go better with pancakes or waffles? What are cats REALLY thinking? How do you become a quadrillionaire by cutting your work in half and using Facebook likes? What do you do if you´re out in space and really have to use the bathroom? ...just a few of life´s more pertinent questions that Karturian hopes to answer on his journey. Hilarious, surreal, unpredictable, fun, and strangely moving at times, this social satire is The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy meets Kilgore Trout and Venus on the Half-Shell. Planet Lazy throws modern-day issues and news topics into a comedic food processor and spits them out into a scrumptious sci-fi pate. The topics include eating disorders, low birthrate, cell cryopreservation, patriarchal and matriarchal societies, intercultural relationships, global warming, unethical technological and medical advancements, volunteering in impoverished nations, free-range farming, the robot apocalypse, lazy entrepreneurship, and everyone´s obsession with cats! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111909/bk_acx0_111909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.