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Servants and Fools

Author : Arthur Boers
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Leadership is a much-discussed topic. What does it actually mean for us as Christians? Does Christian leadership have its own distinctive shape and character? In Servants and Fools, A Biblical Theology of Leadership, Arthur Boers examines Jesus’s pattern of leadership. Boers shows how this pattern is rooted in service and sacrifice, is cautious about power and hierarchies, and prioritizes the vulnerable. In other words, it often reverses what we expect of leadership, and is different from what we read in most leadership literature. Servants and Fools is a unique resource for students and practitioners across denominations. It offers a foundational perspective on leadership and guidance for practical application in the reader’s daily life and ministry. Arthur Boers has at last written the book we have sorely needed, a book that is destined to become the main text in my seminary courses in church leadership, a book that is sure to be enthusiastically received by thousands of contemporary Christian leaders. Boers energetically underscores the joyful peculiarity of specifically Christian leadership. His book is unique: a biblically based, Christologically grounded defense of leadership in the name of Christ. --Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, United Methodist Bishop, retired, and author of Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Leadership Servants and Fools is a brilliant and essential contribution to any serious study of leadership: Robust, faithful, insightful biblical teaching. A judicious, knowledgeable harvest of the best contributions from leadership theorists and practitioners. Plus humor, in-the-trenches experiences, and practical applications. I cannot imagine ever teaching another class on leadership without assigning and discussing Arthur Boers’s book! --David W. Gill, Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology & Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary In Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership, Arthur Boers deconstructs the contemporary cult of “leadership” and serves up a refreshingly Biblical alternative. It is a great cautionary tale for today’s churches, seminaries, and Christian non-profits. At the same time, it offers great insight for secular organizations and leaders as well. --John Suk, author, former editor of The Banner, and pastor of Lawrence Park Community Church, Toronto, Canada. One of Hearts & Minds Bookstore's BEST BOOKS OF 2015!

Fools of Fortune

Author : John Philip Quinn
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Fools Liars Cheaters and Other Bible Heroes

Author : Barbara Hosbach
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Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes explores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate in the reign of God. Through her many years of reading and studying Scripture, Hosbach has had the experience of having Scripture come alive as she identifies with aspects of the real-life people who happened to live 2000 years ago: this is the spirit of what she shares in this book. Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroesis an ideal resource for individuals who want to better know how Scripture relates to their lives today. It offers an easy-to-use format that can be read on a daily basis or periodically. The anecdotal style offers an opportunity for readers to grow in their faith by relating to well-known and lesser-known characters and situations of Scripture.xplores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate

A Fool s Paradise

Author : Sydney Grundy
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The History of Court Fools

Author : John Doran
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A fool s paradise a novel

Author : Thomas Archer (historical writer.)
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The Fool s Revenge

Author : Tom Taylor
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Tom Taylor s Tragedy of The Fool s Revenge

Author : Tom Taylor
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Fools Gold

Author : Philippa Gregory
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Traveling to Venice as part of their effort to expose a counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde acknowledge their growing feelings for one another before meeting an alchemist who believes he has successfully created a Philosopher's Stone. By the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.

A Reply to A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

Author : William Lawrence Royall
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Tom Taylor s Tragedy of The Fool s Revenge

Author : William Shakespeare
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The Book of Noodles Or Fools and Their Follies

Author : William Alexander Clouston
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The Ship of Fools

Author : Sebastian Brant
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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.

The Works of that Eminent Servant of Christ Mr John Bunyan The holy war The desire of the righteous granted The saint s privilege and profit Christ a compleat saviour The saints knowledge of Christ s love A discourse of the house of the forest of Lebanon Of Anti christ and his ruin Saved by grace Christian behaviour A discourse touching prayer The strait gate Some gospel truths opened A vindication of gospel truths opened Light for them that sit in darkness Instruction for the ignorant The holy city The resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment A caution to stir up to watch against sin An exposition on the ten first chapters of Genesis and part of the eleventh The work of Jesus Christ as an advocate Seasonable counsel Divine emblems Mr Bunyan s last sermon Ebal and Gerizzim Prison meditations

Author : John Bunyan
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Fools and Jesters in Literature Art and History

Author : Vicki K. Janik
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Expert contributors provide alphabetically arranged entries for some 60 fools and jesters ranging from Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and the Marx Brothers to Falstaff, Hephaestus, and Loki.

The complete works of William Shakspeare

Author : William Shakespeare
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Fools Plays

Author : Heather Arden
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Dr Arden analyses the sottie, a short comical play, which flourished in France from about 1440 to 1560.

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

Author : Professor Michele Marrapodi
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Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.

The Rival Fools A Comedy Etc

Author : Colley Cibber
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Fool s Errand

Author : Robin Hobb
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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus