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"17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts"--
Your mental model is not rigid. At any point in life, you possess the ability to change your perspective. Have you found that success does not erase insecurity and self-doubt? Do you know what it feels like to long for a different life? Sleeping Giants provides practical insights into how ordinary people can choose to build lives that matter. Written by one of America's foremost storytellers and leadership guides, Dr. Nathan Mellor provides behind the scenes access to authentic stories about life. Each chapter connects vital concepts to true stories from his life, the lives of friends and family as well as public figures. Each page helps provide clarity about the factors, often hidden, that shape our understanding. The result is a thoughtful, inspiring and challenging book that provides a framework for life. Gain insights into how the brain can be remapped by reviewing how the Secret Service responded to the attempted assassination of a United States President. Learn how Mahalia Jackson inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to give the, "I Have a Dream" speech. Consider how perspective is changed while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Understand why Ted Roosevelt, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, requested to be among the first wave of soldiers on D-Day. Follow along with Nathan as he explores how his personal mental model was shaped and transformed in key moments. Discover what General Dwight Eisenhower said to paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division just hours before they were dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy. Learn why Nathan's granddad would always turn the songbooks the same direction when he cleaned the church building.
Waking up to life will never feel so possible.This little book speaks volumes of truth, hope and liberation.A giant waking may feel cumbersome.Memories, long stored unfurling.A deep knowing permeating from within.Dormant reasons for sleep no longer binding. The resonant calling to stir.
In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward. “Sleeping Giants may have debuted his thrilling saga, but Waking Gods proves that Neuvel’s scope is more daring than readers could have imagined.”—Paste As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force. Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars. Praise for Waking Gods “Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation. Series science-fiction fans will enjoy this follow-up filled with unexpected revelations and a surprise finale.”—Booklist “Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Sheer escapist fun.”—Shelf Awareness Praise for Sleeping Giants “Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.”—Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising trilogy “As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”—NPR
Pacific Rim meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants (“One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”—NPR) and Waking Gods (“Pure, unadulterated literary escapism.”—Kirkus Reviews). Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth’s most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war—this time between humans. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. Families are torn apart, friends become bitter enemies, and countries collapse in the wake of the battling superpowers. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win? Praise for Only Human “Packing a surprisingly powerful thematic punch, this novel is an addictive blend of science fiction, apocalyptic thriller, and chillingly timely cautionary tale. Two (giant, robotic) thumbs up!”—Kirkus Reviews “Boasting a winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia tempered by cautious optimism, Only Human brings a fitting, satisfying end to the Themis Files series.”—RT Book Reviews “This action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes is a fitting finale to this wonderfully cinematic series.”—Publishers Weekly “Series fans will be eager for Neuvel’s ever-so-satisfying conclusion to his rip-roaring science-fiction adventure tale.”—Booklist Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN
This book is written for those who are spiritually asleep to be awakened in order to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. To operate in the supernatural led by the Holy Spirit that it may be said of the modern-day Christians as it was said of the early Christians; they are turning the world upside down. Wake up, the alarm is sounding. This is no time to press the snooze button and continue to doze, because the rapture is imminent. In a dream, I saw a multitude of people flying like birds into the sky. It seemed as if they were being drawn up by a giant magnet. I said in amazement, "This is it. The rapture is taking place." I saw many people walking around on the ground, seemingly unaware of what was taking place around them. Suddenly I was taken up by the spirit of God as well and flown around in the sky, but just as quickly as I was taken up, I was placed firmly back down on the ground. Wake Up the Sleeping Giants will explain in detail why I was placed back on the ground and not raptured at that time. Also how I became spiritually awakened with a mandate to help sound the alarm for others who are yet spiritually asleep. Jesus is coming for His bride, the Church.
AMERICA “America is the land of the free and home of the brave”. At least this used to be how it was. Now, it is more like “America is the land of the corrupt and home of the ignorant”. Here we have an uncontrollable disease of corruption at its finest. “WE THE PEOPLE” are simply lacking knowledge or information of who we choose to elect for a government office. Who we think we are voting for just from the looks or what conspires out of their very mouths but do we really know who they are in essence of how they qualify in a particular role of office? In order to justify the means, the book you are about to read will enlighten you as to whom is corrupt and for how long it has been into existence. We will evaluate the circumstances to see why these events or things were corrupted out of revenge or sheer greed of money, to gain power. Some who are mentioned within this book are not so much corrupt but do hold a very thin line of being so. The Constitution pertains to ALL Americans and especially government officials who were elected to make sure our rights are not trampled on regardless of race, religion or place of origin. Whenever these rights are continuously being abused by the representatives of our government then it surely is time for the “Sleeping Giants MUST Awake Again.” (America) There has to be a big change within the entire government ‘system’. It has to take place from city mayors, governors, legislation, federal court system, all the way up to the United States President. Action speaks louder than words, therefore, what actions are taken by our congress people should be monitored closer by the people so our rights are upheld in an honorable fashion. When outsiders other than American citizens are given our constitutional rights, being illegal immigrates and then treason by fault of the U.S. government is in play. IMPEACHMENT is in order to follow through immediately. We can control the corruption if we discontinue the dynasties and take time to investigate whom we are going to vote for better. When any candidate try to change any of the ‘Constitution or ‘Bill of Rights,’ for their own personal needs, it threatens the people of any age groups. It dishonors our flag and country, dishonors other political or religious organizations, camouflaging, misconduct by prejudice, unexplainable expenses for diplomatic reasons while traveling, parties while there is a crisis going on which requires their immediate attention or gives aid to the undeserving before their own kind (Americans) should be impeached immediately with no benefits herewith. ALL must take drug test and have background checks. The law is for everybody no exemption because you happen to be a politician. Only you and I can hope to enforce these rules of conduct, to have a better tomorrow and of human decency for all Americans. IMPEACH OUR FRAUDULENT PRESIDENT ‘BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’
The Sleeping Giant Awakens considers how residential school Survivors and other Indigenous peoples, settlers, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada approached the question of genocide in the Indian Residential Schools system. It assesses prospects for conciliation in the aftermath of genocide.
Offers advice for pastors on engaging men and calling them to action in the church in order to rectify the growing misconception that worldly possessions define a man's identity.
This book is breathtaking and very controversial! A quick must-read guaranteed to keep you intrigued. The author reaches out to the whole world for help.
There was a time when America’s working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, having considerable political, economic, and moral authority. But the working class we have now—far more female and racially diverse and employed by the fast food, retail, health care, and other service industries—has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. This is changing, swiftly and dramatically. Today’s working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, it is just now waking up to its untapped political power. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of the new working class and the role it will play in our economic and political future. Blending moving individual narratives, historical background, and sophisticated analysis, Draut forcefully argues that this newly energized class is far along in the process of changing America for the better. Draut examines the legacy of exclusion based on race and gender that contributes to the invisibility of the new working class, despite their entwinement in everyone’s day-to-day life. No longer confined to the assembly line, today’s working class watches our children and cares for our parents. They park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices, and cook and serve our meals. They are us. With “Fight for $15” minimum-wage protests popping up throughout the country (and in some places winning) and economic inequality being recognized as one of the defining issues of our time, today’s working class will soon become impossible to ignore and foolish to dismiss. Sleeping Giant is the first book to tell the story of this extraordinary transformation in full and inspiring detail. From the Hardcover edition.
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize–winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards—some strange and other-worldly—but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
The book discusses the challenges that teacher leaders face, such as deciding to accept a leadership role, building principal–teacher leader relationships, and working with peers.
The idea behind The Sleeping Giant, Ken's fourth book, is to help inspire people to believe that they can be part of solving the world's economic problems by creating businesses - which in turn create financial freedom, job growth and reduce reliance on other sources. Entrepreneurship and self-empowerment are becoming the new American dream. The Sleeping Giant is awakening! A generation of self-employed entrepreneurs are ditching the corporate ladder and creating their own destiny. They're the new Business Class - an army of self-empoyed entrepreneurs millions strong living out their passions and changing the world by creating jobs and prosperity. This book brings together 20 entrepreneurs, each sharing their powerful and inspiring stories of how they found success through self-empowerment. Each one started with an idea - and most had no experience and no money. Yet their stories are of lives of freedom, passion and fulfillment.
Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong. Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Mainstream America has for too long been the sleeping giant of American politics. As mainstream Americans, we mind our own business, take care of our own responsibilities, and play by the rules. We know that there is no quick path to personal success or to national prosperity. But the ruling class has come to see the mainstream as largely irrelevant as a political force, when we are the backbone that supports the body politic. We work, pay our taxes, and vote. Then we go back to work and hope that those in power will do the right thing. We have trusted the dogs of the political class to guard our lunch, and they have eaten it. Something needs to change. Before we can equip the sleeping giant for the struggle ahead of us, however, we need to wake that sleeping giant. Waking the Sleeping Giant exposes liberal techniques and teaches mainstream Americans how to counter them to take back the country that our forebears made great, and to make it great again.
Harper Foxe works at the local university and seems like an average guy, but God's given him something very special to walk through this world with. Because of this ability Harper's life is being petitioned for destruction by evil forces. A mega-church under the authority of Judah Bastiles is not what it would seem to be as it hides in plain sight. This dark church wants Harper to commit suicide. Judah implements a snowball effect through a sequence of demonic influences that will lead Harper to his demise. Ashley Smith is an ambitious witch working as a nurse in the local hospital. Ashleys under Pastor Judah's authority and she's been commissioned to come alongside Harper while a fallen angel named Mastema and his demonic descendants seek to influence his life. These dead Nephilim and Rephaim children of Mastema choreograph events to bring Harper into union with specific emotional and physical sin. This is the key to his self destruction. Arise Sleeper provides beautiful imagery and page turning suspense while it wrestles with difficult issues that life gives us such as tragedy, suffering, addiction, and fleshly desires. It also offers a one of a kind view into the world of spiritual warfare and how that effects our everyday lives as we seek to understand God and our place in this world.
With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?