Revenge Redeemed: A True Story of God's Grace

Amber House Books
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Does God’s command to love your enemy include forgiving the drunk driver who killed your only child?

It’s Christmas Eve, but Frank and Elizabeth Morris have no reason to celebrate. Joy, peace on earth, and good will toward men have been replaced by heartbreak, hatred, and bitterness. Their beloved only child, eighteen-year-old Ted, has just died from injuries sustained in a horrific automobile accident. Days later, they would learn that their son had been killed at the hands of a drunk driver.

 

The Morrises’ strong Christian faith is shaken to its foundations as grief chokes every bit of hope from their lives. They demand the death penalty for their son’s killer, a young alcoholic named Tommy Pigage. When the charges are reduced from murder to manslaughter, they are outraged by the injustice of it all—and anguished by God’s seeming indifference to their suffering.

 

Tormented by their inability to “love their enemy”, they continue to stumble through dark days and darker nights. It isn’t until Elizabeth opens up her car door—and her heart—to the troubled young man who killed her son that the light of God’s transforming love begins to seep through the cracks of their broken lives.

 

Includes Study Guide with Questions for Classes written by New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros

 

“One of the most moving true life stories I’ve ever read. A genuine life-changer. Should be required reading for every teen before they get their driver’s license so they can witness firsthand the true cost of drunk driving.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

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About the author

Bob Stewart was the author of four non-fiction books, three novels, and had been a reporter for People, Time, Life, and Latina magazines. He wrote scripts for series television while pursuing a career in journalism. He was associate producer for Switched at Birth, a mini-series based on the baby switch in Florida.

 

In 1998, he joined the full-time staff of People Magazine, working stories that included the Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, the murder of Tejano singer Selena, the TWA jet crash in New York, and the Columbine shootings. Bob passed away unexpectedly during the production of this edition of Revenge Redeemed, while doing one of his favorite things in the world—attending a writer’s conference.


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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Jan 3, 2018
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781939541901
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Psychology / Grief & Loss
Religion / Christian Church / Growth
Religion / Christianity / General
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Bob Stewart
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Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book develops the reader’s understanding by first explaining basic concepts in finance and accounting before progressing to more complex issues and ideas. It covers every key topic in financial management, including:

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Every chapter includes a blend of theory, contextual material and real-world data and case studies from around the world, clearly linking principles to practice, as well as review questions and problem-solving exercises to test the reader’s understanding. Sport Funding and Finance is the perfect foundation text for any degree-level course in sport finance, and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional looking to deepen their understanding of funding and finance.

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Within this framework, the book will provide students with two types of learning outcomes. The first outcome is knowledge based and will include the following:
* a grounded understanding of the commercial evolution of sport from 1950-the present
* an understanding of the different commercial phases sport goes through to reach commercial maturity
* an appreciation of the major global sport events and leagues, and their financial arrangements.
* an insight into the financial strengths and weaknesses of contemporary sport.

The second outcome is skill-based, and by reading the book and completing the cases students will be able to:
* identify the different legal structures of sport organisations and the financial implications of each structure
* explain the main accounting conventions and how they impact on the financial management of sport organisations
* identify the foundations of double entry bookkeeping
* construct a simple set of accounts for a sport organisation
* use financial ratio analysis to evaluate the financial performance of sport organisations
* understand different methods of constructing budgets, and use them to control the financial operation of a sport organisation
* set up models for identifying and managing costs
* identify different methods for setting prices for sport goods and services, and to apply them to specific settings and events.
* undertake a financial planning exercise and/or feasibility study for a sport organisation or facility
* undertake a cost-benefit analysis for a sport organisation event.

Therefore, students will obtain both a broad knowledge of the commercial evolution of sport and its current financial operation, AND the necessary skills for understanding and supervising the financial operations of a sport organisation.
Russell Hoye
Bob Stewart
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Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book develops the reader’s understanding by first explaining basic concepts in finance and accounting before progressing to more complex issues and ideas. It covers every key topic in financial management, including:

Planning and strategy Budgeting Financial projections Fundraising Pricing Costing Feasibility studies Economic impact analysis Ratio analysis

Every chapter includes a blend of theory, contextual material and real-world data and case studies from around the world, clearly linking principles to practice, as well as review questions and problem-solving exercises to test the reader’s understanding. Sport Funding and Finance is the perfect foundation text for any degree-level course in sport finance, and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional looking to deepen their understanding of funding and finance.

Aaron C.T. Smith
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