GROW DEEP AND STRONG
The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God. In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus.
In part 1, Digging Deep, Hall demonstrates how to truly engage with the Word and a community of faith, worshiping and pursuing God wholeheartedly as our hearts and minds are transformed. In part 2, Reaching Out, we see the fruits of our engagement with the Word and the community, the grateful giving back of service and love.
Using relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith and see their life grow deep and strong.
In this student adaptation of his book Thrive, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall explores exactly what it means when your faith and your life collide, and how you can take the next steps in making that faith real and evident to those around you. Using relatable stories, applications you can use, as well as some life lessons, Hall shows how you can root yourself in the truth and grow strong in your beliefs as you become the person God designed you to be.
In each chapter, author R. Mark Hall focuses on a particular document. He examines its origins, its use by writing center instructors and tutors, and its engagement with enduring disciplinary challenges in the field of composition, such as tutoring and program assessment. He then analyzes each document in the contexts of the conceptual framework at the heart of its creation and everyday application: activity theory, communities of practice, discourse analysis, reflective practice, and inquiry-based learning.
Around the Texts of Writing Center Work approaches the analysis of writing center documents with an inquiry stance—a call for curiosity and skepticism toward existing and proposed conceptual frameworks—in the hope that the theoretically conscious evaluation and revision of commonplace documents will lead to greater efficacy and more abundant research by writing center administrators and students.
With a heart for ministry, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Mark Hall drills right to the heart of the matter by crafting a powerful message around the story of the woman at the well found in the Gospel of John. In The Well, Hall uses stories from his own life and the lives of others to help us understand why even success-filled lives often seem empty and unsatisfying. In a conversational, sometimes humorous tone, the author talks candidly about his lifelong struggle with dyslexia, his success in the music industry, and the adoption of his Chinese daughter. Through it all he illustrates the folly of seeking sustenance in possessions, acclaim, power, even religion—the false "wells" that soon leave us spiritually parched and longing for something satisfying and eternal. Readers of all ages and walks of life will recognize themselves in these well-drawn stories. Believers and non-believers alike will respond to the frank talk about a common dissatisfaction and the need for quenching a pervasive spiritual thirst. Fortunately, Hall is able to direct us purposefully and compassionately to the only true well.