Broadway Business, December 2009
Based on a nationwide survey and confidential interviews with more than three thousand men, bestselling author of For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn, has written a startling and unprecedented exploration of how men in the workplace tend to think, which even the most astute women might otherwise miss. In The Male Factor, Feldhahn investigates and quantifies the private thoughts that men almost never publicly reveal or admit to, but that every woman will want to know. Never before has an author gotten inside the hearts and minds of men in the workplace—from CEOs to managers, from lawyers to factory workers—to get a comprehensive and confidential picture of what men commonly think about their female colleagues, how they view flextime and equal compensation, what their expected “rules” of the workplace are, what managing emotion means, and how that lowcut top is perceived. Because the men in the surveys and interviews were guaranteed anonymity, they talk in a candid and uncensored way about their daily interactions with women bosses, employees, and colleagues, as well as what they see as the most common forces of friction and misunderstanding between men and women at work. Among the subjects The Male Factor tackles are:
• how men, with rare exception, view almost any emotional display as a sign that the person can no longer think clearly—as well as what they perceive to be “emotion” in the first place (it’s not just crying)
• why certain trendy clothes that women wear may create a career-sabotaging land mine in terms of how male colleagues perceive them
• the unintentional signals that can change a man’s perception of a woman from “assertive and competent” to “difficult”
Women will likely be surprised, even shocked, by these revelations. Some may find them challenging. Yet what they will gain is an invaluable understanding of how their male bosses, colleagues, subordinates, and customers react to a host of situations—as well as the ability to correct common misperceptions. The Male Factor offers a unique road map to what men in the workplace are thinking, allowing women the opportunity to decide for themselves how to use the insights Feldhahn reveals.
Life: A Teen Devotional
Revell, October 2009
Teens are already devoted followers of Melody Carlson's fiction series. From the thousands of personal letters she's received, she knows teens want more. They're looking for substance and spiritual guidance that can make a difference in their lives. Life is the next devotional for teens from Melody Carlson. It offers readers a structured way to encounter Jesus's words for their own personal inspiration and practical application. Carlson shares with her faithful readers the life-changing message of Jesus, giving them something to lean on in the turbulent time of adolescence. This 90-day devotional will strengthen teens' faith and help them study the Bible for all it's worth.
Keri Wyatt Kent
Zondervan, October 2009
This fifty-two-week devotional invites you to discover a life overflowing with creative compassion. Poignant stories will stir your heart and fresh insights from the Bible will move you to action. As you see how small steps lead to meaningful change, you'll discover ways you can make a difference in your neighborhood and in your world.
Dr. David Jeremiah
Multnomah, December 2009
People have long been fascinated by stories of angel sightings, yet many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth rather than solid, biblical truth. As he's done so brilliantly for decades, respected Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah uses Scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven and their role in our world and our lives. What are angels? What is their role in God's plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work and our worship? In this broad and thorough survey of Scripture, Dr. Jeremiah clearly and simply separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. His enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from prominent teachers, such as Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C. S. Lewis, and more. Dr. Jeremiah's down-to-earth style guides readers around the hype about angels and directly into the "substance of things unseen!" This fifty-two-week devotional invites you to discover a life overflowing with creative compassion. Poignant stories will stir your heart and fresh insights from the Bible will move you to action. As you see how small steps lead to meaningful change, you'll discover ways you can make a difference in your neighborhood and in your world.