The Message Behind the Movie

How to Engage with a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith

The Message Behind the Movie

Some Christians denounce nearly every move that Hollywood produces; others celebrate even the most morally and artistically questionable. While most Christians can agree on the cultural importance of films, very few are able to interpret movies with insight and understanding. Apologetics professor and film lover Doug Beaumont wants moviegoers to become more informed viewers, by better grasping the cinematic techniques and genre considerations that filmmakers use to communicate their central themes. He also wades into hot-button issues of nudity, violence, and language in movies, helping Christians to more carefully evaluate celluloid depictions of sin. Packed with quote and excerpts from many of Hollywood's most successful films-and from some of the indie favorites that have gained cult followings-TheMessage Behind the Movie is a fun and enlightening look at the art from that defines our age.

Behind the Message

Information Strategies for Communicators

Behind the Message

This successor to the successful Search Strategies in Mass Communication provides a conceptual approach to information-gathering and practical methods for navigating through information tools and techniques.

A Message for You & Hope for Somebody Else

A Message for You & Hope for Somebody Else

Storm a disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, snow, hail, thunder, and lightning, or flying dust or sand. Throughout the course of our lives, we will be confronted with various types of storms. These, however are not the natural storms you may be thinking of; but spiritual storms which come to test our character and faith in God. The things we sometimes have to endure can certainly be overwhelming, but when we put our faith, trust, and confidence in God we can stand against any storm.

The Cognitive Bases of Interpersonal Communication

The Cognitive Bases of Interpersonal Communication

Our interpretations of the world we live in, and the people and institutions that comprise it, are acquired through complex interactions among what we believe to be true, what the world is, and/or what others think it is. Understanding those complex interactions is one of the most important goals of the social sciences. Of the many disciplines that have contributed to that understanding, two take center stage in this book -- psychology and communication. This volume's purpose is to reconnect the partially isolated environments of social psychology and communication. To do so, it utilizes four building blocks: * the cognitive foundations of interpersonal communication as it might be studied from a social psychological perspective * insiders' views of interpersonal communication from a cognitive psychological standpoint * insiders' approaches to interpersonal communication from an AI perspective * a critique of the cognitive enterprise that reflects the strong philosophical grounding of communication. Overall, the chapters typify some of the most interesting cognitive work done in the study of interpersonal communication. As such, the book should promote productive dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and stimulate further work within the field of interpersonal communication.

Your Voice Is Your Calling Card

How to Power-Charge Your Voice, Boost Your Confidence, and Speak with Joy, Ease, and Conviction

Your Voice Is Your Calling Card

Whether a professional stage performer, teacher, coach, or business professional, everyone is a performer. This primer is the ultimate voice and performance coaching package for overcoming nerves and stage fright and becoming a remarkable, inspiring speaker.

The Message

The Message

A disgruntled federal worker with top-secret clearance decides to get even with his bosses by selling critical security data to America's enemies, resulting in horrifying consequences to the U.S. Government. It also brings into play Omar Husain, a faceless, nameless master terrorist, known only by the FBI code-name Saladin. Consumed by hatred the day he lost his entire family including Kamilah, his fianceé, in southern Lebanon during the '82 Arab-Israeli war, he commits himself to the Jihad. Out of the ruins of his life, he carries a relic of his love for Kamilah whose mother is a Christian-a copy of the Holy Bible. A quarter of a century before, Sister Caterina, an Italian nun on a mission in the Philippines, had written a message inside the book which she would later give Kamilah's mother as a gift. Holding Julie Santorelli-a niece of Sister Caterina and a witness to his identity-captive while hunted by the FBI, memories of the past overwhelm him. Seeing Julie in anguish reminds him of Kamilah. He struggles with guilt. Here, his hatred finally succumbs to it when he recalls the message in the Bible which, in part, says: ' what good is a victory if it turns you into your enemy?'

Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide

Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide

Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide shows you how to integrate Cisco Unity with Cisco IP-based communication solutions, including Cisco CallManager. Part I introduces you to the Cisco Unity architecture and teaches you about the Cisco Unity feature set. Part II helps you design and deploy a unified message solution with Cisco Unity, and Part III helps you manage and administer your solution by leveraging the tools within Cisco Unity. Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide teaches you all that you need to know about designing, deploying, and managing a sustainable, unified messaging solution.

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

The Age of Spiritual Machines

Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future takes us through the advances that inexorably result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); in relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and in information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Optimistic and challenging, thought-provoking and engaging, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic science and pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward and exciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, presenting the must-have information that students need about both the theory and practice of what it means to be a paramedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support paramedic students throughout their course.

The Message

The Message

This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims.