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And Then He Called My Name: The Tragedy and Triumph of the Cross Like You'Ve Never Experienced It Before
Published in Hardcover by Honor Books (1997)
Author: Richard Exley
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This is the only book that I have ever read that has made the sacrifice of Jesus so real. Actually seeing His supreme sacrifice through the eyes of actual eyewitnesses, makes the event more personal. Because I've read about these characters through the gospels, I know they are every day people like you and me. But I have rarely taken time to think of how they must have thought of or personally saw the events accuring before them. The true heart felt emotions of seeing, not only a person they loved and adored being sacrificed in innocense. But a stranger you don't know, but had the priviledge to see, being killed in your place. The book is awesome. I will be giving this away for Christmas to all of my loved ones.

And Then He Called My Name
My husband and I read Richard Exley's And Then He Called My Name last year for the first time just before Easter. We read one chapter a night outloud together and finished it just in time to celebrate Easter Sunday. If you're feeling like we did that the real meaning was being lost by the commercialism of a giant Bunny Rabbit, please read this book.

This book made me experience the emotional impact of all those who were in contact with Jesus at the time of his walk up Calvary Hill for our sins,people such as Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Barabbas, and even our Heavenly Father himself. I couldn't finish a single chapter without tears streaming from my eyes. It made me see how much I truly loved Jesus and what a price he paid for my sins.

Thank you, Richard Exley, for bringing the true meaning of Easter to our family. It's now a family tradition to read And Then He Called My Name every year at Easter to bring the love of our Savior closer to our hearts.

And then HE Called My Name
This book brings the crucifixion alive. I learned things about the death of Christ that I never learned growing up in my deepened my perspective on the death of our Savior. I would love to share this book with anyone that would take time to read it.

Corporate Renaissance: The Art of Reengineering
Published in Paperback by Blackwell Publishers (1994)
Authors: Kelvin F. Cross, John J. Feather, and Richard L. Lynch
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The best handbook
The book is crisply written, and gives some remarkably clear insights and advice on reengineering. It also provides some useful, applicable tools (process maps, LP diagrams) to make an effort more effective. Advice includes service quality design, organizing a reengineering effort, and implementation. All is invaluable.

I stongly recommend this book.

Still waiting for your next book
Where's the great editorals from some leading authors and experts in the field ? Just started to re-read. Great stuff for those spearheading a re-engineering project. Still awaiting your next text/book from the trio of Kelvin, Rich and John.

Families As We Are
Published in Hardcover by The Feminist Press at CUNY (04 June, 2001)
Authors: Perdita Huston and Richard C. Holbrooke
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Ideal for the classroom and beyond...
Perdita Huston writes about what she is most interested in - people. A quintessential listener and superb raconteur, she enables her readers to see women, men, children and families as for the first time. We savor her eye for detail about their daily lives, her wonderment at their tenacity to survive under a variety of conditions, their boundless energy to create, derive joy and find humor even in dire circumstances, and soar to admirable heights of compassion and sacrifice. What Perdita has done in is make tangible the universality of the human condition. She writes with a unique faith in the ties that bind us and an inspiring optimism that these ties will indeed move us toward a better world. Her latest book offers a laboratory of cases, issues, and reflections -- ideal for discussion in high school and college classrooms and book clubs.

Perdita Huston's FAMILIES AS WE ARE (2001), published by The Feminist Press of the City University of New York, is an astonishing book likely to change government policy and ideas about support for families everywhere. Huston is a feminist former government administrator (Peace Corps Regional Director for North Africa, the Near East, Asia, the Pacific, and Peace Corp chief in both Mali and Bulgaria) whose writing is a pleasure to read.... interesting, compelling, literary, easy to read, and substantial.

She takes her reader on an armchair round the world tour of visits to representative families in Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh, China, Mali, Uganda, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil, El Salvador, and the USA. Her in depth interviews make the important point that families around the world are alive and well, and surviving in new and different, often imaginative ways sometimes controversial, but destined to be accepted in time by people who may now question the need for change and new solutions to problems of family survival. Government action and policy changes are needed to support family survival efforts Huston describes, and she makes a good case for looking at old, classical problems in new ways.

Former U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard C. Holbrooke, author of TO END A WAR, offers a touching Foreward to Perdita Huston's book, and states "she is, in her way, still the scribe of Constantinois, writing down the words and thoughts of the voiceless, helping give them shape and, above all, giving them to us." Ambassador Holbrooke clearly admires Perdita Huston, and anyone who reads her wonderful book can quickly understand why.

Huston's book is a curious and wonderful combination of hard, politically shocking facts and quiet, humane reflection and communication about delicate and often undiscussed and unrevealed important needs human beings have around the world, needs not confined to particular regions or countries of the world. Problems Perdita Huston reveals in FAMILIES AS WE ARE (2001) are truly universal. They exist worldwide, far away and also in our own back yards. They are not to be run away from. They are to be faced carefully and intelligently.

Perdita Huston is a new kind of feminist. Her communications style is refreshingly diplomatic and careful. It calls for solutions to problems without scapegoats or bromides. Implicitly, Huston invites non-Feminist females and sympathetic males to join Feminists concerned about the very subject of families, their survival, and resources they need. FAMILIES AS WE ARE (2001) sets a new standard in Feminist communications and polemics, and is bound to make friends for Feminism and its goals worldwide. Hopefully, other Feminists will notice her new style, and give us more of the same.

Perdita Huston provides us with important information about an important subject not to be ignored or trivialized....the survival of the family as an institution. Her words are bound to bring tears to the eyes of readers, and to make them call for government action and change as it concerns the subject of the family.

All this said, FAMILIES AS WE ARE (2001) is a hopeful and optimistic book, truly memorable and likely to become a classic read and re-read by thoughtful people for decades to come. We owe a lot to Perdita Huston for writing it.

Measure Up!: Yardsticks for Continuous Improvement
Published in Paperback by Blackwell Publishers (1995)
Authors: Richard L. Lynch and Kelvin F. Cross
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The Definitive Guide to Performance Management
In this age of activity-based costing and balanced scorecards, there are lots of so-called pioneers. Lynch and Cross are true pioneers. They invented the term balanced scorecard, long before Nolan and Norton. As a process consultant, I use the principles in the book on a daily basis. The representation of the performance pyramid is very intuitive. People unfamilar with performance management concepts can very quickly grasp the interrelationships between strategic, tactical and operational measures. If your budget allows you only one book on performance management -- make this book the one.

Focuses on developing corporate performance measures, specifically a balanced scorecard. Used it extensively while writing my thesis. Readable and usable, a rare combination.

Cats and Kittens Charted Designs (Dover Needlework Series)
Published in Paperback by Dover Pubns (1986)
Authors: Julie S. Hasler and Richard H. Williams
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Cats and Kittens Charted Designs
The cute patterns in this book could be used for many different projects. Charts are large enough to use easily.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones--Incredible Cross-Sections
Published in Hardcover by DK Publishing (23 April, 2002)
Authors: Curtis J. Saxton, Hans Jenssen, and Richard Chasemore
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great for kids!
really ignites a kid's imagination. i got this for my nephew and he loves it!

Another great Star Wars book!
This Star Wars Cross-sections book is a must-have for Star Wars fans. The detailed renderings of all the main vehicles in AOTC is as impressive as the companion for The Phantom Menace. The writer, Curtis Saxon, has obviously done a great deal of investigation for everything, with so many detailed drawings and fascinating notes. For curios of the inner workings of all the speeders and starships, this is indespensible. Great stuff.

Another Good Cross Selections Book
This book has it all and more! With over 10 ships drawn in amazing detail. Each ship (or vehicle) has cut away views that show power sources, shields, gravity technology, cargo space and more! The vehicles all have a Data File that tell you the manufactuar, the make, dimensions, speed, power, armament , crew, and all the data is thourgh and organized. This book is must have for any fan who want to know more than what is shown in the movie.

Star Wars: Episode 1 Incredible Cross-Sections
Published in Hardcover by DK Publishing (1999)
Authors: David West Reynolds, Hans Jenssen, Richard Chasemore, and Dorling Kindersley Publishing
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A very descriptive inside view of the vechiles used in SWPM
Another edition to the SW cross section books, I have the last book, and this is just as good, We love it and we are yet to see the movie here in our remote town in New Zealand. The Star Wars phenomonom has long lasting and reaching effects. The book shows all the vechiles including the Queens Ship, the fighters, thetransports ect.

A nine out of ten and I am sure that if you see the movie it will go through the roof to maybe 15/10

Paul Jackson

WOW! I was very surprised to see this book out so soon! I have the other cross section book and this is one is also FANTASTIC!!

Details, artwork, images of vehicles, droids, descriptions of how and why they work and move and what they do. The POD RACERS are all here too!! And of course my favorite - THE NABOO N-1 STARFIGHTER!!



Almost as good as the other Cross section book
The artwork and detail in this book is mind blowing. However, since few of the Episode 1 vehicles are as intriguing as the ships in the original trilogy, this book is slightly less interesting, in my view. That is not to say it isn't essential if you're into technical artwork or Star Wars as a whole. It's probably best to get them both, the older book and this new one. I have one question to DK, however: Where's the Star Trek cross sections book?

Man-Of-War : Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections
Published in Hardcover by DK Publishing (1993)
Authors: Stephen Biesty and Richard Platt
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If you love the age of sail and nautical fiction...
you should definitely try to get this book. I am a landlubber, who has just discovered the pleasures of Hornblower and Aubrey/Maturin (via Austen's Persuasion). Along with a number of more serious naval non-fiction reference works, notably THE WOODEN WORLD by N.A.M. Rodger (ISBN 0393314693; ASIN 0393314693)I found a copy of this wonderful book first at my public library and then in a sale at my local store.

This is an oversized book, thin but full of detailed information. A man-of-war, one of the mainstays of the Georgian fleet during the wars of the 1700s and early 1800s, is "cut away" section by section and deck by deck to illustrate life on board as well as the structure of the ship. The first works better than the latter, although I got a very good idea of how the ship's anchor works as well as how the ship crew handled guns and gunpowder (as well as the dangers of a loose gun). I wished that the authors had provided a bird-eye view of the ship from the top of the masts, and showed sailors working the sails. Apart from this and other minor quibbles, I think I learned more from this book faster than I had expected.

Yes, this is a children's book, but it is highly recommended by sites specializing in naval fiction of the Georgian and Regency era (think Napoleonic Wars, Revolutionary Wars, as well as sites devoted to O'Brian and Forester). Children will be delighted by various grosser aspects of life abroad (the very basic toilet and bathing facilities, the surgeon in action during battle, and of course the maggot-filled biscuits), not to mention trying to find a certain stowaway. Adults will revel in little details that explain things that have puzzled them.

I started out not knowing port from starboard, and very little else. By the end of this book, while I cannot claim to be proficient, I certainly understand that a ship has three masts in several sections, that it has several decks, and that life at sea was more complicated than is sometimes depicted in fiction.

You might also want to try "The Visual Dictionary of Ships and Sailing" (ISBN 1879431203; ASIN 1879431203) which apparently discusses different types of ships, the sails and ropes, and so forth. I have not seen this book yet, but it looks interesting.

Great book!
Biesty's book is terrific. Wonderful illustrations and great detail. My son and I learned so much about life aboard a ship. Fascinating things I would never have guessed at before I read this.

A wonderful book for kids and adults alike
I purchased this book as a birthday gift for my husband (yes, I know it's a "kids book"). He collects books about naval history and ships, and I was gratified to see that this book quickly became one of his favorites (the kids love it too). It's an absolutely fascinating read; the illustrations are wonderfully detailed (and often somewhat disgusting, much to the delight of the kids). A really fun book.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections
Published in Hardcover by Knopf (1992)
Authors: Stephen Biesty and Richard Platt
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One of a Great Series
Stephen Biesty carved out his own niche in books by grabbing a concept and doing it well, over and over again. The concept was to take well-known but complex things, like locomotives, ocean liners, airliners, castles, churches, and the space shuttle, and make them more understandable by giving a series of drawings, for each object, showing what that object would look like if it were sliced in sections. Kind of sounds like an MRI in medicine! The drawings are bright, colorful, and extremely detailed. With each item, there is a short, clearly-written description of the object and some of its aspects. These books make great gifts for older kids, who will get a kick out of the fact that most items show the bathrooms in use, and don't be surprised if an adult or two peeks at the book several times.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross Sections
Wow! This book is really great! From opera houses to medieval cathedrals and castles, this incredible book of cross sections pinpoints every last detail! It shows all the different parts, what they are used for, and tons more! Buy this book today. You won't be disappointed.

incredible book a bit dated
Who of us can't remember the excitement of looking at some wonderful building or structure and wondering *what was going on in there*? Stephen Biesty deserves an entry in Who's Who for thinking of this wonderful format for readers who wonder. This is a wonderful and exciting book for older kids and adults who are curious about how things work behind-the-scenes. While it can be tricky for younger children to envision how the objects go back together, there will ample material for others to enjoy. Eighteen human-made objects are cross-sectioned: a castle, an observatory, a galleon, ocean liner and submarine, a coal mine, military tank, oil rig, cathedral, jumbo jet and car factory, a helicopter, an opera house, a steam train and a subway station, a fishing trawler, the Empire State Building and the space shuttle. The sections are filled with defining activity, and Richard Platt's accompanying text is informative and amusing.

First published in 1992, this book is also a fascinating testament to the breathtaking pace of change we experience. Many of the objects have changed a great deal in the past decade, so this is more a snapshot of one era's mechanisms than a blueprint of state-of-the-art technology. For that reason the book succeeds spectacularly with historic objects such as the castle and galleon, and only slightly less so with outdated items like the tank and helicopter.

If you are interested in how things work, these unique views of engineering marvels in operation will thrill you.

Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross
Published in Paperback by Basic Books (05 February, 2001)
Author: Richard John Neuhaus
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A focus on death?
Father Neuhaus has titled his book "Death on a Friday Afternoon" because that is when Jesus died. But his meditations on the seven last "words" of Jesus (actually, the seven last utterances) provide an understanding and explanation that will lead thoughtful readers into the meaning of the resurrection as well. Neuhaus, however, does not want readers to get to the resurrection without pondering carefully what is meant by the seven words on the cross, a compilation from the Gospel accounts.
I found Neuhaus'es book refreshing, in that it helped me to contemplate in a careful manner the circumstances in which Jesus uttered his words and the reason that he gave them.
Along the way Neuhaus introduces aspects of Catholic theology that are a part of his faith and world-view, but a Protestant reading the book (like myself) may find somewhat beside the point. Far more illuminating are the asides to social issues that are relevant to what Jesus said and taught.
In summary, a profoundly insightful book, caputuring the mystery of God in human form, dying painfully but purposefully on the cross for the sins of humankind.

Quite simply, the truth about everything.
The Seven Last Words are not seven "words" but seven "utterances" and they are these:
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise."
"Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother."
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
"I thirst."
"It is finished."
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."

These are the seven biblically recorded utterances of Christ on the cross, and Neuhaus has written, in my opinion, the superlative meditation of the significance of these final words of Jesus. Each chapter expounds upon one of these "words". The writing is so clear-headed... it will appeal to those who need to approach the ineffable mystery with at least one foot on the ground. Or even two! It is not spiritual platitude, it is gut-level and sobering. Have you ever wondered what happened when Jesus died on the cross? Or WHY it happened? Or IF it happened? This book speaks to those questions, with a rational approach that can only be likened to the writings of C.S. Lewis.
I was transfixed, and overwhelmed (in a good way) with the wealth of information in Neuhaus's book. Beautifully written.
He says in the preface, "If what Christians say about Good Friday is true, then it is, quite simply, the truth about everything. I have written this for people who are convinced of that truth, for people who are open to thinking about whether it may be true and for people who are just curious about why so much of the world thinks Good Friday is the key to understanding what Dante called 'the love that moves the sun and all the other stars.'"
The Convinced. The Cautious. The Curious. If you are any of these three types, this book will not disappoint you.
"We must not turn away from what we have done to God, lest we be found to have turned away from what He has done for us." (p.257).

I read this book during Holy Week and Fr. Neuhaus' insights really deepened my experiences leading up to Good Friday. This book lays out many different facets of Jesus' teaching and meaning in a very accessible way.

I highly recommend it.

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