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How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour

A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Kerrelyn Sparks introduces readers to a demon world that is curiously parallel to the human world. There are vampire cable channels that feature talks shows, soap operas and a celebrity magazine called Live! With the Undead. But as a human female crosses boundaries into this new reality, the results can be dangerous and hilarious…  So what if he’s a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn’t have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity. Things aren’t going well for Shanna Whelan either…After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she’s next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she’s afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she’s found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman’s fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her…    

How and Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Sustainable Living

“I dream of a better world,” writes zinester and *How and Why*  author Matte Resist in the intro to his new book. He continues, “To me, DIY culture is about grabbing a little piece of that dream.” What follows over the course of the next 176 pages is Matte doing what all dreamers must do: waking up from his dream, opening his eyes, and confronting what roadblocks and hurdles lie between him and his goal. Matte does this by laying down chapter upon chapter of blueprints for a better world. A sequel to our do-it-yourself handbook  *Making Stuff and Doing Things* ,  *How and Why*  gives us detailed, engaging, easy-to-use info on bicycles, home and garage, gardening, educating children, musical instruments, and the all-inclusive “everything else” section. If you dream of taking back your life and building a better world,  *How and Why*  might be your new best friend.

Hot Demon in the City

I am Lexsi Silver, and I will determine my own future.
Most people consider their wedding day as one of the happiest of their lives.
Most people are not High Demon.
Just before my wedding on the planet called Kifirin, I decided I wasn’t going to marry someone I’d never met. Kordevik Weth was a stranger to me and I wasn’t willing to accept him. That’s why I asked Aunt Bree for help.
She had one condition.
I had to live on Earth and take a job with Rome Enterprises in San Francisco.
* * *
My name is Kordevik Weth.
My intended left me standing at the altar. Afterward, I got drunk and destroyed the bar where I’d gone to drink and forget my humiliation.
As punishment, Li’Neruh Rath, god of my home planet, sentenced me to five years on Earth, working as a driver for Rome Enterprises in San Francisco.
Every day, I curse the job I hold and the one who’d pushed me into it–Lexsi Silver.

Homo Deus

From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.
War is obsolete
You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict
Famine is disappearing
You are…

Hit List

*We followed the fresh blood even though every molecule in my body was screaming for me to run. Run before dark. Run before the vampires come. Run.*
A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect ‘monsters’ are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, US Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.
But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers, and human police.
The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she’s decided that Anita Blake’s is the body she wants. Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted. The vampires call Edward ‘Death,’ and Anita the ‘Executioner,’ but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one, and possess the other, and she doesn’t care how many others have to die along the way.

His Willing Slave

*Station Zero Five is the one place in the galaxy where you can choose your pleasure, and choose the male who gives it to you…*
Cal has worked on the space station Zero Five since he left his home planet a year ago. In that time he has pleasured male after male, and is one of the most desired pleasure slaves in the entire galaxy. So when a human walks through his door, Cal expects more of the same, and he is more than willing to give it.
But, to Cal’s surprise, Jack hasn’t come for pleasure. He is a bounty hunter who has been paid by Cal’s family to rescue him from Zero Five and return him home. Trouble is, Cal doesn’t want to go back home. Not now. Not ever.
He needs to give the human something that is worth more than the bounty that has been placed on his head…and Cal has only one thing to give. Will his years of training on Zero Five be enough to convince Jack to set him free? Or will Cal find that some humans don’t want a willing slave, they want something else entirely.

Head First Agile

Is your team considering agile? Are you interested in agile software development, and want to learn more? Do you think agile might help you build better software? You re not alone. Agile is increasingly popular with software teams because the ones that have gone agile often talk about the great results they get. The software they build is better, which makes a big difference to them and their users. Not only that, but when agile teams are effective, they have a much better time at work! Things are more relaxed, and the working environment is a lot more enjoyable.
*Head First Agile* is a brain-friendly guide to understanding agile concepts and ideas. Here s what you ll find inside:
The agile mindset, what an agile methodology is, and why agile methodologies that seem so different can still all be agile
Scrum, and how it can help you build better, more valuable software, and make your team and your users happier
XP, and how its focus on code and programming can help you and your team build better systems
Lean and Kanban, and how they can help your whole team get better every day
We have two goals for *Head First Agile*. First and foremost, we want you to learn agile: what it is, and how it can help you build better software and improve your team. But we also are focused on our readers looking to pass the PMI-ACP certification, so not only does the book have 100% coverage of the material for the PMI-ACP exam, it also includes end-of-chapter exam questions, a complete exam study guide, exam tips, and a full-length practice PMI-ACP exam everything that you need to pass the exam.
So while *Head First Agile* is useful for developers, project managers, and others who want to prepare for and pass the PMI-ACP certification exam, this unique book is also valuable for software team members (including developers) who don’t necessarily need to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam, but want to learn about agile and how it can help them.
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, this book uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Hands-On Unsupervised Learning Using Python

Many industry experts consider unsupervised learning the next frontier in artificial intelligence, one that may hold the key to general artificial intelligence. Since the majority of the world’s data is unlabeled, conventional supervised learning cannot be applied. Unsupervised learning, on the other hand, can be applied to unlabeled datasets to discover meaningful patterns buried deep in the data, patterns that may be near impossible for humans to uncover.
Author Ankur Patel shows you how to apply unsupervised learning using two simple, production-ready Python frameworks: Scikit-learn and TensorFlow using Keras. With code and hands-on examples, data scientists will identify difficult-to-find patterns in data and gain deeper business insight, detect anomalies, perform automatic feature engineering and selection, and generate synthetic datasets. All you need is programming and some machine learning experience to get started.
* Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the different machine learning approaches: supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning
* Set up and manage machine learning projects end-to-end
* Build an anomaly detection system to catch credit card fraud
* Clusters users into distinct and homogeneous groups
* Perform semisupervised learning
* Develop movie recommender systems using restricted Boltzmann machines
* Generate synthetic images using generative adversarial networks

Hands-On Neural Networks

**Design and create neural networks with deep learning and artificial intelligence principles using OpenAI Gym, TensorFlow, and Keras**
#### Key Features
* Explore neural network architecture and understand how it functions
* Learn algorithms to solve common problems using back propagation and perceptrons
* Understand how to apply neural networks to applications with the help of useful illustrations

#### Book Description
Neural networks play a very important role in deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with applications in a wide variety of domains, right from medical diagnosis, to financial forecasting, and even machine diagnostics.
Hands-On Neural Networks is designed to guide you through learning about neural networks in a practical way. The book will get you started by giving you a brief introduction to perceptron networks. You will then gain insights into machine learning and also understand what the future of AI could look like. Next, you will study how embeddings can be used to process textual data and the role of long short-term memory networks (LSTMs) in helping you solve common natural language processing (NLP) problems. The later chapters will demonstrate how you can implement advanced concepts including transfer learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs), autoencoders, and reinforcement learning. Finally, you can look forward to further content on the latest advancements in the field of neural networks.
By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to build, train, and optimize your own neural network model that can be used to provide predictable solutions.
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to train a network by using backpropagation
* Discover how to load and transform images for use in neural networks
* Study how neural networks can be applied to a varied set of applications
* Solve common challenges faced in neural network development
* Understand the transfer learning concept to solve tasks using Keras and Visual Geometry Group (VGG) network
* Get up to speed with advanced and complex deep learning concepts like LSTMs and NLP
* Explore innovative algorithms like GANs and deep reinforcement learning

#### Who this book is for
If you are interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning and want to further your skills, then this intermediate-level book is for you. Some knowledge of statistics will help you get the most out of this book.

Hands-On Data Science for Marketing

**Optimize your marketing strategies through analytics and machine learning**
#### Key Features
* Understand how data science drives successful marketing campaigns
* Use machine learning for better customer engagement, retention, and product recommendations
* Extract insights from your data to optimize marketing strategies and increase profitability

#### Book Description
Regardless of company size, the adoption of data science and machine learning for marketing has been rising in the industry. With this book, you will learn to implement data science techniques to understand the drivers behind the successes and failures of marketing campaigns. This book is a comprehensive guide to help you understand and predict customer behaviors and create more effectively targeted and personalized marketing strategies.
This is a practical guide to performing simple-to-advanced tasks, to extract hidden insights from the data and use them to make smart business decisions. You will understand what drives sales and increases customer engagements for your products. You will learn to implement machine learning to forecast which customers are more likely to engage with the products and have high lifetime value. This book will also show you how to use machine learning techniques to understand different customer segments and recommend the right products for each customer. Apart from learning to gain insights into consumer behavior using exploratory analysis, you will also learn the concept of A/B testing and implement it using Python and R.
By the end of this book, you will be experienced enough with various data science and machine learning techniques to run and manage successful marketing campaigns for your business.
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to compute and visualize marketing KPIs in Python and R
* Master what drives successful marketing campaigns with data science
* Use machine learning to predict customer engagement and lifetime value
* Make product recommendations that customers are most likely to buy
* Learn how to use A/B testing for better marketing decision making
* Implement machine learning to understand different customer segments

#### Who this book is for
If you are a marketing professional, data scientist, engineer, or a student keen to learn how to apply data science to marketing, this book is what you need! It will be beneficial to have some basic knowledge of either Python or R to work through the examples. This book will also be beneficial for beginners as it covers basic-to-advanced data science concepts and applications in marketing with real-life examples.


In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King’s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done. King’s earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.


**From the bestselling author of *Ethical Oil* comes a provocative exploration of the shale gas rush. Levant explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future.**
In *Groundswell* , Ezra Levant examines the fracking revolution. Fracking (from “fracturing”) involves injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals into a well deep underground to fracture shale rock and release previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas. The United States, Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East have vast reserves of shale gas and accessing it will mean a seismic shift in energy geopolitics. With natural gas in abundance, prices fall and the stranglehold by energy companies like Russia’s Gazprom loosens. OPEC, environmentalists, and communities throughout North America are fighting hard to stop fracking, and Levant debunks their motivations and arguments, while arguing that fracking’s benefits outweigh its costs, even environmentally. With *Ethical Oil* , Levant completely changed the debate surrounding Canada’s oil sands. In this timely and controversial book he provides desperately needed perspective on a subject of growing global importance.
*From the Hardcover edition.*


\- What is Gravity?
\- How does it work?
\- And why are there extreme gravitational environments?
EXPLORE how gravity controls the shape of space and the passage of time itself, influencing the history and destiny of the entire Universe.
Discover the vast and momentous effects of this profound force on the world around us. Written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili, *Gravity* is a fascinating and authoritative introduction to a phenomenon as familiar to us as breathing.

Grammar Smart

**Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru.**
The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That’s why we at The Princeton Review created *Grammar Smart*! Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book uses a witty approach to show the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated third edition of *Grammar Smart* helps you:
• Learn the nuts and bolts of grammar rules and usage
• Practice your grammar skills with a series of quizzes
• Master how to write and speak more effectively

**Inside the book, you’ll find:**
• In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech
• Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles
• A glossary of key grammar terms
• Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress
• Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes
• Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Getting Started With Tableau 2019.2

**Leverage the power of Tableau 2019.1’s new features to create impactful data visualization**
#### Key Features
* Get up and running with the newly released features of Tableau 2019.1
* Create enterprise-grade dashboard and reports to communicate your insights effectively
* Begin your Tableau journey by understanding its core functionalities

#### Book Description
Tableau is one of the leading data visualization tools and is regularly updated with new functionalities and features. The latest release, Tableau 2019.1, promises new and advanced features related to visual analytics, reporting, dashboarding, and a host of other data visualization aspects. Getting Started with Tableau 2019.1 will get you up to speed with these additional functionalities.
The book starts by highlighting the new functionalities of Tableau 2019.1, providing concrete examples of how to use them. However, if you’re new to Tableau, don’t worry – you’ll be guided through the major aspects of Tableau with relevant examples. You’ll learn how to connect to data, build a data source, visualize your data, build a dashboard, and even share data online. In the concluding chapters, you’ll delve into advanced techniques such as creating a cross-database join and data blending.
By the end of this book, you will be able to use Tableau effectively to create quick, cost-effective, and business-efficient Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.
#### What you will learn
* Discover new functionalities such as ‘Ask Data’, the new way to interact with your data using natural language
* Connect tables and make transformations such as pivoting the field and splitting columns
* Build an efficient data source for analysis
* Design insightful data visualization using different mark types and properties
* Develop powerful dashboards and stories
* Share your work and interact with Tableau Server
* Use Tableau to explore your data and find new insights
* Explore Tableau’s advanced features and gear up for upcoming challenges

#### Who this book is for
Existing Tableau users and BI professionals who want to get up to speed with what’s new in Tableau 2019 will find this beginner-level book to be a very useful resource. Some experience of Tableau is assumed, however, the book also features introductory concepts, which even beginners can take advantage of.