The Surprise Factor

Gospel Strategies for Changing the Game at Your Church


Author: Paul Nixon,Kim Shockley

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426771347

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2785

Principles for church leadership are important, but just as important is knowing when and how to implement them. This is strategy and it can make or break a leader’s work. Those who have been in ministry for a while may have a bag of leadership tricks. But what are the results? Nixon and Shockley explore eight key leadership behaviors that will help a church move successfully through its first season of transformation, putting it well on its way to becoming a dynamic, growing body of Christ. They report that ninety percent of existing churches never make it out of the first season of transformation and give guidance on how to turn around a stagnant or dying church.

The Adventures of Speedy and Creedy

The Surprise


Author: Tracey Lamont

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438975414

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 4751

It's a celebration!! It's Speedy's birthday!! He is so excited to spend the day with his classmates and the evening with his family and friends. Do you like surprises? Speedy has one waiting!!! This book includes a recipe, word find and is for the child that exists in all of us.

Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day


Author: Cynthia Rylant,Suçie Stevenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141693944X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 419

Annie goes on a surprise road trip with her dad and her pet bunny, Snowball.

The Surprise Party


Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671735616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 167

View: 7776

A year after Evan was shot and his girlfriend Ellen moved away, Meg plans a surprise party for Ellen's return, but she is threatened by someone who does not want the party to happen.

Watchman Fell Asleep, The

The Surprise of Yom Kippur and Its Sources


Author: Uri Bar-Joseph

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483121

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 2537

Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

The Surprise Dinner


Author: Annette Smith

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869612856

Category: Birthdays

Page: 16

View: 4626

It is Josh and Jennaa s muma s birthday soon and they want to give her a surprise. They decide to make their mum a special dinner because their mum always makes them a special dinner on their birthdays. With the help of dad will they be able to keep it a secret until the day arrives...

The Surprise


Author: Sylvia van Ommen

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781932425857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 22

View: 429

In this wordless picture book, Sheep goes to great lengths to surprise Giraffe with a lovely red sweater.

Tet 1968

Understanding the Surprise


Author: Captain Ronnie E. Ford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136301089

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4608

This book brings to light many aspects of the Tet offensive of 1968, an event acknowledged as the turning-point of the Vietnam War. Using previously unseen Communist Vietnamese documents combined with sources of Western origin, the author provides a more accurate version of the events, their significance, and reveals the crucial role played by US intelligence.

The Surprise Party

with audio recording


Author: Pat Hutchins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481410768

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3704

"I'm having a party tomorrow," Rabbit whispers to Owl. "It's a surprise." But Owl tell the news to Squirrel, he says, "Rabbit is hoeing the parsley tomorrow. It's a surprise." By the time word has spread to all of Rabbit's friends, it's anyone's guess just what it is that Rabbit will be doing tomorrow!

The Surprise Baby


Author: Nikki Benjamin

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459266919

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 997

A PRACTICAL MARRIAGE Maybe that was all Jane Elliot's maddeningly attractive boss, Maxwell Hamilton, had to offer her, but blinded by love, Jane accepted nonetheless. And she hoped to have all the time in the world to change his mind about his "no love—and certainly no babies!" policy. But then she learned that their one night of honeymoon bliss had left her in extreme violation of the rules. And a positive pregnancy test…. THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes bringing up baby can bring surprises…and showers of love!

Unicorn School: The Surprise Party


Author: Linda Chapman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916486

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9885

In this second adventure, Troy has been behaving very strangely. The others find out that he is really a unicorn prince. Now that his secret is out, Troy thinks they only want to be his friend because he is royal. Willow tries to reassure him that he is still the same old Troy to them and sets out to prove that being a loyal friend is more important than where you come from.

Amelia Bedelia and the surprise shower


Author: Peggy Parish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439543385

Category: Humorous fiction

Page: 64

View: 3120

Amelia Bedelia and her cousin, helping to prepare a surprise shower, make some arrangements that are not quite what the guests expected.

The Surprise Triplets


Author: Jacqueline Diamond

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373755368

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2302

Triple The Trouble When fertility counselor Melissa Everhart decided to have a baby on her own, she didn't anticipate triplets…or her ex-husband's return to Safe Harbor. Three years ago, Edmond's reluctance to have children tore them apart. But now that he's been made guardian of his niece, Melissa witnesses how tenderly he cares for the little girl. Though Edmond doesn't believe he's father material, his sudden custody of Dawn leaves him little choice. He turns to Melissa, the warmest, kindest person he knows, for help. They begin to rediscover the love they once shared, but the betrayals of the past trouble them both. Can they find the forgiveness they both need to come together as a family?

The Surprise Prize


Author: Anita Yasuda,Steve Harpster

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434261980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 9527

Sara the Tryceratops has been eating Dino Delights cereal for three months and collecting the box tops--and now she and her friends are eagerly awaiting her prize.

The Surprise of My Life

An Autobiography


Author: Claire Drainie Taylor

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8404

“It’s an autobiography! If I tell you what’s in it you won’t read the book.” — Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe you’d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canada’s finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasn’t until she’d finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life she’d led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls “The Surprise of My Life.”

The Naughty Little Birdie and the Surprise Cake


Author: Shelley Ann Boutcher-Caldwell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438948964


Page: 40

View: 5709

Little Birdie is a very curious little bird! He often finds that his curiousity for excitement and his inability to listen gets him into trouble each day. Mama Bird decides to teach him a lesson that Little Birdie will never forget. Join Little Birdie and all his friends as they share adventures together while learning a valuable lesson.

The Surprise in Grandma's Eyes


Author: Marjorie Murrow

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143898104X

Category: Art

Page: 16

View: 3658

What would you think when a rabbit family hopped into your backyard and quietly began setting up for a picnic? In this story Grandma is amazed at what happens as she is relaxing on her patio in lovely Tucson, Arizona. Do real rabbits only use their dainty little mouths to eat their daily food? Or do they, like politely-mannered children, use silverware just right for them? Enjoy the beauty of watercolor illustrations as you delight in "The Surprise in Grandma's Eyes."