His story changed the world: Jesus -- born to Mary and Joseph, worshiped as Savior by the Magi and the shepherds who had found him through divine guidance. We do not dispute the significance of their part in Jesus' story. We marvel at their obedience. We sing songs recounting their trust and their faith. But if we dare allow ourselves to peer just a bit deeper into the pages of scripture, extending just beyond the edges of the nativity story, we find the embodiment of patience and faithfulness -- Simeon and Anna, a prophet and a prophetess, who waited for the arrival of the Messiah with an unwavering expectation. It is a story that reminds us that a hope placed in God does not disappoint. In seven scenes, "The Promise Fulfilled" presents a simple drama, intertwining the familiar details of the Christmas story with the steadfast hope of Simeon and Anna. Drawing upon the gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke and using extended scripture readings, "The Promise Fulfilled" invites cast and audience members to marvel at the events surrounding Christ's birth, taking us into the expected while challenging us to look beyond the well-told storyline found within the walls of the nativity. Simple to learn and powerful to present, this short drama will allow youth groups and adult drama teams to develop a rich understanding of the events leading up to Christ's birth. Easily adaptable for Bible studies and children's lessons, "The Promise Fulfilled" offers a fresh perspective to a story that has been changing hearts for over 2,000 years, ushering us into the Advent season with a subtle and powerful proclamation: a transformed world requires an enduring faithfulness anchored in Christian love. Twelve copies of this play are needed for production and copy privileges are included. This is David Allison's first book with CSS Publishing. Pastor Allison received his master of ministry degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Currently Allison is head pastor at Havens Corners Church. He has also been bi-vocational and youth pastor at Havens Corners Church. Allison is married to Karla and they have one grown son. Some of David's interests are golf, chess, and landscaping.
What makes a quality burger chain? A quality sushi chef? A quality golfer? What makes a quality life for each of us? THE IMPROVEMENT AXIOM is a simple, practical and powerfully universal framework that cuts through the noise of modern life. With brevity and precision, it clarifies the deeply personal and yet widely misunderstood concepts of success, excellence and quality. By drawing upon real-world insights from the worlds of sports, business and fine cuisine, the four key principles within this book can help to answer the most elusive of questions, no matter what your chosen craft.
Marcus Atkinson is a golf pro (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his swing.
The fifth book in the popular 'You Know You Are' series 'You Know You Are A Golfer' highlights the unmistakable characteristics and passion of those among us who are wholly dedicated to the game of golf. This is the fifth book in the "You Know You Are" book series, and was compiled with the help of golfers and their families. With 40 illustrated captions, golfers, prepare to see yourselves as others do! And if you are looking for the perfect present or birthday gift for the golfer in your life, then look no further! Other titles include: You Know You Are A Runner... You Know You Are A Nurse... You Know You Are An Engineer You Know You Are A Dog Lover... You Know You Are Getting Older... You Know You Are A Teacher... You Know You Are A Mother... Purchase either the Kindle or paperback editions of this book and go in the draw to win a 'You know you are a Golfer' t-shirt. Visit our website for further details.
Proteins are an integral part of molecular and cellular structure and function and are probably the most purified type of biological molecule. In order to elucidate the structure and function of any protein it is first necessary to purify it. Protein purification techniques have evolved over the past ten years with improvements in equipment control, automation, and separation materials, and the introduction of new techniques such as affinity membranes and expanded beds. These developments have reduced the workload involved in protein purification, but there is still a need to consider how unit operations linked together to form a purification strategy, which can be scaled up if necessary. The two Practical Approach books on protein purification have therefore been thoroughly updated and rewritten where necessary. The core of both books is the provision of detailed practical guidelines aimed particularly at laboratory scale purification. Information on scale-up considerations is given where appropriate. The books are not comprehensive but do cover the major laboratory techniques and common sources of protein. Protein Purification Techniques focuses on unit operations and analytical techniques. It starts with an overview of purification strategy and then covers initial extraction and clarification techniques. The rest of the book concentrates on different purification methods with the emphasis being on chromatography. The final chapter considers general scale-up considerations. Protein Purification Applications describes purification strategies from common sources: mammalian cell culture, microbial cell culture, milk, animal tissue, and plant tissue. It also includes chapters on purification of inclusion bodies, fusion proteins, and purification for crystallography. A purification strategy that can produce a highly pure single protein from a crude mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and cell debris to is a work of art to be admired. These books (available individually or as a set)are designed to give the laboratory worker the information needed to undertake the challenge of designing such a strategy.