There are principles we must learn in the matter of tapping God's provision for our lives and ministry. This book explores these principles in a down to earth practical style. It is sauced with several life testimonies.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
Este livro põe em nova perspectiva as conturbadas décadas de 50 e 60 no Brasil pelo prisma dos documentos oficiais dos serviços secretos do bloco soviético, que atuaram no país de forma intensa e muitas vezes insuspeita. São relatórios de agentes secretos, planos de operações, recibos de pagamento em dinheiro de colaboradores brasileiros e outras informações sobre a presença ilegal dos países comunistas no Brasil, que não só surpreendem como denunciam atividades atentatórias à segurança nacional. A ousadia dessa infiltração foi tamanha que dela foram alvos os gabinetes presidenciais dos três últimos governos antes do notório 31 de março de 1964.
Society princess Clarissa Beaumont has been pushed by her father into taking a job in the company run by Gavin McClain. Her work performance has been appalling, but maybe she can make up for it with her seductive wiles. She accompanies him on a date to the mysterious Blue Nile night club with its thrilling erotic cabaret, hoping that romance will spark with this dark and sexy man. But Gavin has other ideas for his workshy employee – a wicked plan that will confront her with her true erotic nature. It’s amateur night at the Blue Nile and Clarissa is going to be the star of one crazy show. Shame no one has told her yet…
Jesse and Jessica, just married and thirsting for the trip of a lifetime, leave behind their jobs and home in Canada for a 6 month motorcycle journey down the length of the Pan-American Highway to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Despite a family intervention aimed to dissuade them from travelling through notorious Latin American countries plagued by drug cartels and bandidos, “The Jesses” set off with nothing but their motorcycles, a few pieces of luggage and each other. Battling outrageously bad roads, torrential rain, sandstorms and hurricane-force winds, their physical, mental and emotional limits are tested at every turn and they are forced to question the sanity of undertaking such a trip. Told from alternating points of view, Jesse and Jessica recount the adventures and misadventures of their travel with warmth, humor and a passion for thrill of the road. The Great Pan-American Motorcycle Expedition is not only an account of Jesse and Jessica’s journey through the wonders and perils of Latin America, it is also a guide that helps future travellers plan and execute a motorcycle trip of their own. Each chapter suggests routes and rates them based on the quality of the roads, how enjoyable they are to motorcycle and the sights along the way. This book also contains eight informative appendices which outline, among other things, how to prepare for the trip, how to cross the Darién Gap in Panama and how to maintain a bike during a long expedition. Complete with maps, sound advice and anecdotal experiences, The Great Pan-American Motorcycle Expedition is a must read for motorcycle enthusiasts and arm chair adventurers alike.
Summary Spring Integration in Action is a hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems. Readers will explore real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, file systems, and email. They will also learn about Spring Integration's support for working with XML. The book concludes with a practical guide to advanced topics such as concurrency, performance, system-management, and monitoring. The book features a foreword by Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Network. About the TechnologySpring Integration extends the Spring Framework to support the patterns described in Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf's Enterprise Integration Patterns.
Like the Spring Framework itself, it focuses on developer productivity, making it easier to build, test, and maintain enterprise integration solutions. About the BookSpring Integration in Action is an introduction and guide to enterprise integration and messaging using the Spring Integration framework. The book starts off by reviewing core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing. It then drills down into real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, filesystems, email, and more.
You'll find an emphasis on testing, along with practical coverage of topics like concurrency, scheduling, system management, and monitoring. This book is accessible to developers who know Java. Experience with Spring and EIP is helpful but not assumed. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside Realistic examples Expert advice from Spring Integration creators Detailed coverage of Spring Integration 2 features About the AuthorsMark Fisher is the Spring Integration founder and project lead. Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld have all been project committers and are recognized experts on Spring and Spring Integration. Table of Contents PART 1 BACKGROUND Introduction to Spring Integration Enterprise integration fundamentals 24 PART 2 MESSAGING Messages and channels Message Endpoints Getting down to business Go beyond sequential processing: routing and filtering Splitting and aggregating messages PART 3 INTEGRATING SYSTEMS Handling messages with XML payloads Spring Integration and the Java Message Service Email-based integration Filesystem integration Spring Integration and web services Chatting and tweeting PART 4 ADVANCED TOPICS Monitoring and management Managing scheduling and concurrency Batch applications and enterprise integration Scaling messaging applications with OSGi Testing