Monthly Archives: January 2017

THE JIM ROHN GUIDE TO  LEADERSHIP

For more than 40 years, the legendary Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist, helping people all over the world sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. He possessed the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary principles and events.

The text of this pocket-size guide is based on transcripts of Jim Rohn’s most popular lectures and writings on the subject of Leadership. His original words have been transcribed, edited, rearranged and slightly modified in some instances for greater clarity.

Jim addresses these topics:

• The Challenge of Leadership

• The Basic Laws of Leadership

• Letting People Grow and Develop

• Six Essential Traits of Good Character

• Skill Development and much more

As you read, you may recognize a familiar pace to the text. It is our hope that Jim’s easy conversational tone and speaking style come across in your reading of each and every page. His life philosophies and success principles transcend the years and are as relevant today as they were when he first expressed them.

This guide provides a concise, easy-to-read account of Leadership that can be finished in a short sitting of 15 to 20 minutes. Highlight your favorite parts and keep it close for easy reference again and again. It’s perfect for giving as a gift or sharing with friends, family, associates, clients and anyone you feel would benefit from the timeless wisdom of a true legend.

While simplistic, it is chock full of ideas in order to change your life, or portions of it. Very simple and very usable in our lives. Apply it and see your life change.

It’s not what you get that makes you valuable, it’s what you become that makes you valuable. ~Jim Rohn

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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THE JIM ROHN GUIDE TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

For more than 40 years, the legendary Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist, helping people all over the world sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. He possessed the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary principles and events.

The text of this pocket-size guide is based on transcripts of Jim Rohn’s most popular lectures and writings on the subject of Personal Development. His original words have been transcribed, edited, rearranged and slightly modified in some instances for greater clarity.

Jim addresses these topics:

• Skills for Success in the Marketplace

• Three Parts of Personal Development

• Your Personal Development Library

• The Person You Wish to Become

• The Five Abilities and much more

As you read, you may recognize a familiar pace to the text. It is our hope that Jim’s easy conversational tone and speaking style come across in your reading of each and every page. His life philosophies and success principles transcend the years and are as relevant today as they were when he first expressed them.

This guide provides a concise, easy-to-read account of Personal Development that can be finished in a short sitting of 15 to 20 minutes. Highlight your favorite parts and keep it close for easy reference again and again. It’s perfect for giving as a gift or sharing with friends, family, associates, clients and anyone you feel would benefit from the timeless wisdom of a true legend.

While simplistic, it is chock full of ideas in order to change your life, or portions of it. Very simple and very usable in our lives. Apply it and see your life change.

It’s not what you get that makes you valuable, it’s what you become that makes you valuable. ~Jim Rohn

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

 

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Paul Meets Muhammad: A Christian-Muslim Debate on the Resurrection by Licona, Michael R.

Imagine a crowded arena full of Christians, Muslims, and curious onlookers packed in to hear the outcome of one of the greatest debates in all of history. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, Christianity is false. But if Jesus was resurrected, Christianity is true and Islam is false. The stakes are high.

Paul Meets Muhammad imagines a futuristic face-off between two religious heavyweights, each speaking on the validity of their doctrines, forming arguments and rebuttals while citing evidence from the Qur’an and the Gospel accounts. Intriguing and entertaining, this page-turner uniquely offers a comprehensive defense of Jesus’ resurrection and of Christianity itself.

The Logos edition of this work on preaching is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Addresses contemporary philosophical issues
  • Defends the Christian faith, Jesus’ resurrection, and Scripture’s inerrancy
  • Presents a comparative debate between Christian and Muslim views on the resurrection

Contents

  • Into the Future
  • Paul’s Opening Statement
  • Muhammad’s Opening Statement
  • Paul’s Rebuttal
  • Muhammad’s Rebuttal
  • Discussion Period: Part One
  • Discussion Period: Part Two
  • Discussion Period: Part Three
  • Discussion Period: Part Four
  • Discussion Period: Part Five
  • Discussion Period: Part Six
  • Discussion Period: Part Seven
  • Muhammad’s Closing Statement
  • Paul’s Closing Statement
  • Moderator’s Conclusion

I found this to be a fascinating book. While in some instances it portray a realism, it also portrayed some instances (based upon recent events) of naiveté under similar circumstances. However, I went into the reading of this book solely from the position of grasping other, or newer, concepts of Apologetic argumentation. Perhaps I picked up a few others, while I also saw room for expansion into other arguments based upon my understanding of the Muslim religion and culture.

There are numerous avenues to pursue your reason(s) to read this book as a Christian, or as a studier of the fine art of argumentation, as a philosopher (or one in training), or even as a Logician.

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Doc Murf

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KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS


Every year at Christmas time it seems the baby in the manger takes more and more of a backseat to retail sales, Santa Claus, and political correctness. With “Merry Christmas” being replaced by “Seasons Greetings” and court ordered removal of public nativity scenes, the fruit of Mary’s womb is falling on hard times. But this year, Kirk Cameron is taking back Christmas with his engaging new movie KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS. Opening in select theaters November 14, the newest movie from the star of Fireproof and Unstoppable is filled with laughter, warmth, and God-honoring cheer! KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS will change the way your family sees and celebrates this magical time of year. In KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS, Kirk’s sister’s annual Christmas party is about to be ruined by Kirk’s brother-in-law Christian, who is chock full of no-fun Scroogery. Kirk realizes it’s his job to grab Christian by his seasonal sweater and show him Christ where Christ has always been: smack dab at the center of all the Christmas hoopla. KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS provides a biblical basis for our favorite time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” Take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in … and then take back Christmas!I (C) IDP/Samuel Goldwyn


I found this short video (1 hr 15 mins) to be an especially informative with respect to certain paganistic ideologies attributed to Christianity, but are quite misunderstood. However, Kirk Cameron explains each of these misrepresented and misunderstood concepts & ideologies very well.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL LOGIC: Classical Reasoning for Contemporary Minds by Scott M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Perfect for additional students taking the DVD course provided in the Logic 101 Kit, this student text includes the lecture content for easy reference and reading (with select stills from the video); each chapter concludes with a summary and exercises. 11 chapters total. 224 pages, indexed, softcover spiralbound. This course cannot be completed with just the workbook. Non-reproducible/non-consumable; answers must be written on separate paper.

There is nothing worse than a culture that fosters superficial thought.

It’s no secret that far too many Americans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag.

Thinking today is dominated by television culture.

Lacking any patience for, or training in, the history of Western thought, a lot of people today form opinions of great importance on the basis of a vague sentiment, slogan, or sound bite.

Unable to form sound judgments and reach valid conclusions, they are easily swayed by emotion and other superficial appearances.

Sound reason and logic never get a chance.

But you have kids and raise them well, so what does this have to do with you?

logic-collection-smallerThere is nothing worse than a culture that fosters superficial thought.

It’s no secret that far too many Americans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag.

Thinking today is dominated by television culture.

Lacking any patience for, or training in, the history of Western thought, a lot of people today form opinions of great importance on the basis of a vague sentiment, slogan, or sound bite.

Unable to form sound judgments and reach valid conclusions, they are easily swayed by emotion and other superficial appearances.

Sound reason and logic never get a chance.

But you have kids and raise them well, so what does this have to do with you?

The Modern World Bombards Us With Arguments That Try To Persuade Us How We Should Think and Act

The fact is that your kids will someday have to “rub shoulders” and interact with this culture (a culture that is becoming more and more hostile to the Christian worldview).

Kids need proper intellectual training to be equipped to engage this culture and meet various challenges while keeping their values and worldview intact. You need to protect your children by preparing them to protect themselves.

The study of logic is critical for proper intellectual formation.

The reason why is because a good education should train the core components of thought. In other words, A GOOD EDUCATION SHOULD TRAIN THE STUDENT TO THINK WELL AND PROPERLY. Good schooling should teach the fundamental, “all purpose” skills of the mind, such as:

  1. How to organize one’s thoughts
  2. How to make important distinctions
  3. How to critically evaluate and challenge opposing viewpoints
  4. How to ask intelligent questions and give intelligent answers
  5. How to judge and weigh evidence
  6. How to distinguish the true from the false
  7. How to stand up for one’s beliefs and give coherent reasons for their position
  8. How to evaluate arguments for consistency or inconsistency

WE LEARN ALL OF THIS THROUGH THE STUDY OF LOGIC

I thought this was a very good course; although, it was a bit difficult at times. It is well worth the time and study you would put forth in order to learn. Logic is rather straight forward and dry, depending upon your taste. The videos are equally good, but can be dry. If you seek knowledge in phylosophy, Logic will be most helpful to your quest!

Godspeed & Good Reads!
Doc Murf

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Jim Cramer’s Real MoneySane Investing in an Insane WorldBy James J. Cramer

Even after repeated boom and bust cycles on Wall Street, it’s still possible to make real money in the stock market—provided investors take a disciplined approach to investing. Financial guru Jim Cramer shows how ordinary investors can prosper, no matter the climate on Wall Street.

How do we find hot stocks without getting burned? How do we fatten our portfolios and stay financially healthy? Former hedge-fund manager and longtime Wall Street commentator Jim Cramer explains how to invest wisely in chaotic times, and he does so in plain English in a style that is as much fun as investing is—or should be, when it’s done right.

For starters, Cramer recommends devoting a portion of your assets to speculation. Everyone wants to find the big winners that can bring outsized gains, and Cramer explains how to allocate your portfolio so that you can afford to take this kind of risk wisely. He explains why “buy and hold” is a losing philosophy: For Cramer, it’s “buy and homework.” If you can’t spend an hour a week researching each of your stocks, then you should hand off your portfolio to a mutual fund—and Cramer identifies the very few mutual funds that he’d recommend.

Cramer reveals his Ten Commandments of Trading (Commandment #5: Tips are for waiters). He explains why he’s not afraid to compare investing to gambling (and tells you which book on gambling you should read to become a better investor). He discloses his Twenty-Five Rules of Investing (Rule #4: Look for broken stocks, not broken companies).
Cramer shows how to compare stock prices in a way that you can understand, how to spot market tops and bottoms, how to know when to sell, how to rotate among cyclical stocks to catch the big moves, and much more. Jim Cramer’s Real Money is filled with insider advice that really works, information that Cramer himself used to make millions during his fourteen-year career on Wall Street.

Written in Cramer’s distinctive turbocharged style, this is every investor’s guide to what you really must know to make big money in the stock market.

I found Jim Cramer’s book to be very straight forward and chock full of interesting and useful information, as well as tips, for you or I to pick our own stocks. And potentially, increase our wealth. There is no wealth without risk, but be wise in the risk you take! And ensure that you not only take calculated risks, but most importantly…DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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