From author of Wreck this Journal, Keri Smith's Finish this Book is a creative adventure where the reader is the main character - and the author. Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park... I collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and I am now passing the task on to you. Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know... This book does not exist without you. Yours truly, Keri Smith Bestselling author Keri Smith is a freelance illustrator by trade, and has illustrated for the Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop and Hallmark. She is the author of Wreck This Journal, How To Be An Explorer of the World and Mess. She lives in Canada.
Uncover the Clues and Decide for Yourself Who Committed the Crime
Author: Andrew Lynch
A vandal has struck at Jefferson Memorial Junior High. Innocent Erin Maxwell is being blamed. Join her friends, Jake and Billy, as they work to solve the crime and find the real culprit to clear Erin's name. You, the reader, are presented with the information and suspects. It's up to you to decide who did it and . . . FINISH THIS BOOK! Get your friends to read it too and discuss. Find your inner-detective and make your case or else they think it was someone else entirely! This young adult/teen novella is just waiting for you to give it an ending!
A Seventeen-Year-Old’S Story of Mustard Seed Faith
Author: Debra S. Parker
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
This book is a mothers journal of her sons faith as he journeyed through the hills, mountains, and valleys of his life. She had firsthand encounters that would be dear to any mothers heart. Being a nurse, she was tossed between medical science and her own faith in God. Her sons faith was that of a mustard seed, but it encouraged her to increase her faith and believe the Word of God.
Use Xcode 5 to Write Great iOS and OS X Apps! Xcode 5 Start to Finish will help you use the tools in Apple’s Xcode 5 to improve productivity, write great code, and leverage the newest iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks features. Drawing on thirty years of experience developing for Apple platforms and helping others do so, Fritz Anderson shows you a complete best-practice Xcode workflow. Through three full sample projects, you’ll learn to integrate testing, source control, and other key skills into a high-efficiency process that works. Anderson shows you better ways to storyboard, instrument, build, and compile code, and helps you apply innovations ranging from Quick Look to Preview Assistant. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have the advanced Xcode skills to develop outstanding software. Coverage includes Setting breakpoints and tracing execution for active debugging Creating libraries by adding and building new targets Integrating Git or Subversion version control Creating iOS projects with MVC design Designing Core Data schemas for iOS apps Linking data models to views Designing UI views with Interface Builder Using the improved Xcode 5 Autolayout editor Improving reliability with unit testing Simplifying iOS provisioning Leveraging refactoring and continual error checking Using OS X bindings, bundles, packages, frameworks, and property lists Localizing your apps Controlling how Xcode builds source code into executables Analyzing processor and memory usage with Instruments Integrating with Mavericks Server’s sleek continuous integration system Register your book at www.informit.com/register for access to this title’s downloadable code.
Keeping Your Eye on the Prize of Eternity in a Time of Pastoral Failings
Author: Daniel Henderson
Pubpsher: Moody Publishers
What separates pastors who finish well from those who don’t? When trusted pastors fall into sin and destroy a ministry, the entire body of believers gets hurt. After helping two large churches through the aftermath of such an event, Daniel Henderson discovered that pastoral failings are not primarily rooted in overdeveloped passions for self and sin but rather in underfed visions of eternity and a lack of zeal for God’s glory. In Glorious Finish, Daniel Henderson teaches you: Why focusing on God’s glory is the key to a fruitful ministry How leaders can build habits that keep them captivated by God and His glory How to stay glory-oriented in the grind, challenges, and spiritual attacks of ministry Forget the latest techniques and the strategies—spend some time recentering on what you know is most important—His glory.
The basic topic of this book is to advocate the establishment of a world federation and world government and to consider the philosophy on how we can be happy. As for the establishment of a world federation and world government, the benefits of a world federation and world government are introduced. As for the philosophy on how we can be happy, some religious thoughts are introduced. For example, an idea which improves Einsteins theory of relativity is introduced. The Basic philosophy is that we must do good if we want to be happy. Our mission from God is to make a world where all people can live happily. These thoughts lead to the establishment of world federation and world government.
A Collection of Short Stories to Read in Calm Seas
Author: Ricky Ginsburg
After you've played your twenty-seventh game of shuffleboard today, and one more lobster dinner is going to force you to grow claw crackers, find a quiet place with a comfortable deck chair. I've heard people say that a cruise ship is exciting and boring, riotous and relaxing, and they'll either never travel any other way again or move to the desert. Nevertheless, everyone seems to agree-the ships are always packed with enough people to make single-file a lifestyle. Here's a book to take with you when you do locate an unpopulated corner of your floating pool deck. Two dozen ways to escape from anxious deckhands laden with fresh towels, single women and men seeking a night, a cruise, or a bankroll, and those wonderful toddlers who think every solid object is a drum. The stories are grouped together in groups of three with some obvious, well maybe not always obvious, connection. Read them slowly, alone or with a friend, if that's your reason for taking the ship in the first place. Take your time, though, don't rush; save a few stories for the lifeboat.