One Author s Aha Moments

One Author's Aha Moments by Jordan Dane is geared toward aspiring authors and has an emphasis on the Young Adult genre.

Author: Jordan Dane


ISBN: 0985513209


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One Author's Aha Moments by Jordan Dane is geared toward aspiring authors and has an emphasis on the Young Adult genre. These writing tips may also be helpful to experienced authors and those who write other genres. Jordan's advice comes from her personal experiences on writing fiction for adult and teen markets and what has worked for her. Jordan hopes her book will kindle a fire in you to write-a passion worth pursuing.


are content simply to put words on paper; skilled writers, though, take every sentence they write to be a little puzzle ... 8 Instead of one grand aha moment, then, an artist must typically rely on a long chain of little aha moments to ...

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199338870


Page: 362

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Draws on expertise from psychology, neurology and evolutionary psychology to illuminate the process of spontaneous flashes of human insight, surveying engaging examples from the fields of religion, science, math and art.

Creativity of an Aha Moment and Mathematics Education

The author identifies two types of reflection where the Aha ! moment could be situated and has been observed . ... within the activity / effect dyad , which takes place when the anticipated effect is different from the actual one .


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004446434

Category: Education

Page: 492

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Creativity of an Aha!Moment and Mathematics Education introduces bisociation, the theory of Aha! moment creativity into Mathematics Education. It establishes relationships between bisociation and constructivist theories of learning laying down the basis for the new theory integrating creativity with learning.

The Aha Moment

Often it was one long sentence. ... I would write one courteous reply—after all, I was usually acting as a magazine author and did not want to annoy a reader ... Later a I decided that his RIG was always on the lookout 204 The Aha! Moment.

Author: David Jones

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403311

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This book is about having ideas and—a much longer haul—making them work. David Jones, best known for his Daedalus column, tells a multitude of stories about creators and their creations, including his own fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream science such as the unrideable bicycle and chemical gardens in space. His theory of creativity endows each of us with a Random-Ideas Generator, a Censor, and an Observer-Reasoner. Jones applies his theory to a wide range of weird scientific experiments that he has conducted for serious scientific papers, for challenging printed expositions, and for presentations to a TV audience. He even suggests new ones, not yet tried! Creativity is as essential to science as curiosity, physical intuition, and shrewd deduction from well-planned experiments. But, says Jones, ingenuity is very uncertain. Even for the greatest inventors, about 80 percent of ideas fail. Jokiness can help, and so can lots of random data. Jones has plenty of clever advice that will help spark that madly brilliant private thought in the first place—and will encourage you to take it further. Neither dense nor demanding, The Aha! Moment is engrossing, edifying, and scientifically serious; yet it is lightly written and asks lots of silly questions. As Jones shows, it can often pay to take an absurd idea seriously.

Rapid Knowledge Acquisition Synthesis

Bounce ideas off one another, and don't limit yourself to one book, one idea, one author, one field. The best aha! moments are often those that find us by surprise—but we can certainly lay the foundation for them.

Author: Peter Hollins

Publisher: PKCS Media

ISBN: PKEY:6610000270484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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From novice to expert: tools and techniques to make your learning faster, deeper, and stronger. Time to master the most important meta-skill of all: learning. Too bad you didn’t have this book years ago! Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective absorption, retention, and comprehension. Rapid Knowledge Acquisition & Synthesis is a collection of the very best methods to get ahead of the typical learning curve. You’ll learn how to create an environment for information absorption at shocking speeds. From scientifically-validated tips to best practices of some of the world’s smartest polymaths, you’ll get it all. Faster, deeper, stronger. Directly from one of self-education's thought leaders. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Clear guidelines for every stage of the learning process. •The most common obstacles of learning and how to overcome them. •Single loop learning, double loop learning, and how to fundamentally change your comprehension mindset. •Best practices for reading, note-taking, absorbing knowledge, and making things stick inside your brain. •The most strategic questions to ask that will make information become memorable and 3d. •Dual coding, REM sleep, shifting locations, the efficacy of variety, and catching your own blind spots. Unlock the most important meta-skill of all: learning. Make yourself recession-proof, upgrade-proof, competition-proof, absent-minded-proof, and stagnant-proof.

S BPM ONE Application Studies and Work in Progress

It is the moment of surprise, one of the aha moments where the Process Owner and Subject Owners gain full understanding of ... One of the authors of this paper (Author1) experienced several times during his BPM project management career ...

Author: Cornelia Zehbold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319061917

Category: Computers

Page: 199

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, S-BPM ONE 2014, held in Eichstätt, Germany, in April 2014. The 14 application-oriented papers selected during the peer review process and included in this volume deal with a variety of topics ranging from model elicitation over strategic alignment to the application of S-BPM in different domains like software effort estimation, production planning and education.

Out of the Box 101 Ideas for Thinking Creatively

Rob Eastaway Author. THE “AHA!” MOMENT One theme that connects all of the exercises so far is that they all contained surprises. At the start, you probably looked at a particular situation one way, and by the end you may have found ...

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780287423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Missing the chance to be really imaginative? Allowing life's opportunities to pass you by? All too often our brains work by habit: we find ourselves thinking in old familiar ways, applying logic that may have worked adequately for us in the past, which can leave us feeling creatively drained. This book offers a whole repertoire of original styles of thinking that will refresh your life - at home and at work, in your relationships and your leisure time. It comes with an explanation of the science-bit behind how restrictive our thinking can become due to factors we may not even be aware of. We can arm ourselves to recognize these boundaries, and we can begin to step beyond them. The many exciting ideas in Out of the Box will inspire you to look at things in fresh ways. We all have the potential to step out of the box and use our brains in more original, more rewarding ways. This book shows you how.

Case Study Methodology in Higher Education

Some even have “ahamoments when they hear solutions which they may not have envisioned. One author has used the case study methodin an online graduate special education class where the students choose a case, and then develop a ...

Author: Baron, Annette

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522594314

Category: Education

Page: 393

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In higher education, case studies can be utilized to have students put themselves into problems faced by a protagonist and, by doing so, address academic or career-related issues. Working through these issues provides students with an opportunity to gain applied perspective and experiences. Professors in higher education who choose this method of teaching require navigational tools to ensure that students achieve stated learning objectives. Case Study Methodology in Higher Education is an essential research publication that focuses on the history and theories relating to case study methodology including techniques for writing case studies and utilizing them in university settings to prepare students for real-life career-related scenarios. This publication features a wide range of topics such as educational leadership, case writing, and teacher education. It is essential for educators, career professionals, higher education faculty, researchers, and students.

The Eureka Factor

Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work.

Author: John Kounios

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645290

Category: Science

Page: 288

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In a book perfect for readers of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, David Eagleman’s Incognito, and Leonard Mlodinow’s Subliminal, the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments—sudden creative insights—explain how they happen, when we need them, and how we can have more of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success. Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage. Such creative insights, as psychological scientists call them, were what conveyed an important discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, the melody of a Beatles ballad to Paul McCartney, and an understanding of the cause of human suffering to the Buddha. But these moments of clarity are not given only to the famous. Anyone can have them. In The Eureka Factor, John Kounios and Mark Beeman explain how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating more of them. They discuss how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having an insight, when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task, what the relationship is between insight and intuition, and how the brain’s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work. The authors provide compelling anecdotes to illustrate how eureka experiences can be a key factor in your life. Attend a dinner party with Christopher Columbus to learn why we need insights. Go to a baseball game with the director of a classic Disney Pixar movie to learn about one important type of aha moment. Observe the behind-the-scenes arrangements for an Elvis Presley concert to learn why the timing of insights is crucial. Accessible and compelling, The Eureka Factor is a fascinating look at the human brain and its seemingly infinite capacity to surprise us. Praise for The Eureka Factor “Delicious . . . In The Eureka Factor, neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman give many other examples of [a] kind of lightning bolt of insight, but back this up with the latest brain-imaging research.”—Newsweek “An incredible accomplishment . . . [The Eureka Factor] is not just a chronicle of the journey that numerous scientists (including the authors) have taken to examine insight but is also a fascinating guide to how advances in science are made in general. Messrs. Kounios and Beeman examine how a parade of clever experiments can be designed to answer specific questions and rule out alternative possibilities. . . . Wonderful ideas appear as if out of nowhere—and we are delighted.”—The Wall Street Journal “An excellent title for those interested in neuroscience or creativity . . . The writing is engaging and readable, mixing stories of famous perceptions with explanations of how such revelations happen.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A lively and accessible ‘brain’ book with wide appeal.”—Booklist “[An] ingenious, thoughtful update on how the mind works.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Eureka Factor presents a fascinating and illuminating account of the creative process and how to foster it.”—James J. Heckman, Nobel laureate in economics


One of the authors calls these 'Aha!' moments, as they can happen quite suddenly (cf. Koestler, 1979: 110). A student may just 'connect' with the new idea and become really excited as if s/he has made a great discovery – which of course ...

Author: Vanessa Kind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134226832

Category: Education

Page: 304

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In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.

Growing Slow

Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish—Mind, Body & Spirit Growing Slow is a timely word for a tired and ... From beginning to end, Growing Slow is one big, sweeping aha moment!

Author: Jennifer Dukes Lee

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310360445

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Enter a simpler way of living by unhurrying your heart, embracing the relaxed rhythms of nature, and discovering the meaningful gift of growing slow. We long to make a break from the fast pace of life, but if we're honest, we're afraid of what we'll miss if we do. Yet when going big and hustling hard leaves us stressed, empty, and out of sorts, perhaps this can be our cue to step into a far more satisfying, sustainable pace. In this crafted, inspiring read, beloved author Jennifer Dukes Lee offers a path to unhurried living by returning to the rhythm of the land and learning the ancient art of Growing Slow. Jennifer was once at breaking point herself, and tells her story of rude awakening to the ways her chosen lifestyle of running hard, scaling fast, and the neverending chase for results was taking a toll on her body, heart, and soul. But when she finally gave herself permission to believe it takes time to grow good things, she found a new kind of freedom. With eloquent truths and vivid storytelling, Jennifer reflects on the lessons she learned from living on her fifth-generation family farm and the insights she gathered from the purposeful yet never rushed life of Christ. Growing Slow charts a path out of the pressures of bigger, harder, faster, and into a more rooted way of living where the growth of good things is deep and lasting. Following the rhythms of the natural growing season, Growing Slow will help you: Find the true relief that comes when you stop running and start resting in Jesus Learn practices for unhurrying your heart and mind every day Let go of the pressure and embrace the small, good things already bearing fruit in your life And engage slow growth through reflection prompts and simple application steps


This whole book is one big aha! moment." _JOHN “MPANE Assistant books editor, Philadelphia lnquirer KATHERINE RAMSLAND is the author of forty books and over one thousand articles. reviews, and short stories. She holds graduate degrees ...

Author: Katherine Ramsland

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616144654

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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Sudden flashes of inspiration have triggered many discoveries and inventions throughout history. Are such aha! moments merely random, or is there a way to train the brain to harness these seemingly unpredictable creative insights? This fascinating overview of the latest neuroscience findings on spontaneous thought processes, or "snaps," describes how everyone—not just geniuses—can learn to improve the likelihood of their own "eureka" moments by adopting certain rewarding attitudes and habits. As the author explains, snaps are much more than new ideas. Snaps are insights plus momentum—they instantly compel or snap us toward action. They often occur after ordinary problem solving hits an impasse. We may feel stuck, but while we’re in a quandary, the brain is rebooting. Then, when we least expect it, the solution pops into our heads. She describes the results of numerous scientific experiments studying this phenomenon. She also recounts intriguing stories of people in diverse disciplines who have had a snap experience. Both the research and the stories illustrate that it’s possible to enhance our facility for snap moments by training ourselves to scan, sift, and solve. In the emerging economy, businesses and individuals need new strategies, and it’s clear that just thinking harder no longer works. People who can snap are often a step ahead: they have a vigilance advantage from exercising brain cells that build mental agility. While snapping is rewarding, fun, and good for improving our mental skills, it’s also much more: people who snap life-changing ideas that affect many others will redirect our future. Written in an accessible, jargon-free narrative that weaves together the latest research with illuminating stories of innovative people, this book teaches us how to cultivate our own inner epiphanies to gain an edge in our imaginations, our careers, our goals—indeed, in every aspect of our lives.

A Spiritual Life

At one gathering of editors and publishers, one participant described his work as helping authors “capture the 'aha' moment.” In other words, an editor guides the writer to practice the discipline of remembrance.

Author: Allan Hugh Cole

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664234928

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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This revealing collection presents a selection of twenty poets, prophets, and preachers who share their understandings of what makes a "good spiritual life." They draw on their professional experiences and, as important, grace us with their personal thoughts. The result is essentially a textbook for spirituality courses, exposing readers to the spiritual lives of a wonderfully diverse group of people with a wide range of Christian experiences. Every reader is sure to find a perspective with which he or she can identify.

Happily Ever After

One well-known agent reports that she received 25,000 queries last year and took on only six authors as new clients. ... I have an “ahamoment about love scenes when an author on a conference panel entitled “Sex and the Single Title” ...

Author: Catherine M. Roach

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253020529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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"Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the Biblical Song of Songs to Disney's princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that can be sexually liberating, and criticized on the other for its emphasis on male/female coupling and mythical happy endings, romance fiction is a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon, creating national and international societies of enthusiasts, practitioners, and scholars. Catherine M. Roach, alongside her romance-writer alter-ego, Catherine LaRoche, guides the reader deep into Romancelandia where the smart and the witty combine with the sexy and seductive to explore why this genre has such a grip on readers and what we can learn from the romance novel about the nature of happiness, love, sex, and desire in American popular culture.

The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Exam Guide 1

... oral examination in 2010. of the three original authors, two have married (each other) and produced a baby girl. one of ... favourites of the examiners, arterial waveforms and vaporisers; as one reads these, there are frequent 'aha!

Author: Lara Wijayasiri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315363370

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Examination Study Guide 1 is the definitive revision aid to the Primary FRCA structured oral examination. This second edition is revised and updated in line with the new Royal College of Anaesthetists ‘Guide to the Primary FRCA’, with over 20 new topics to reflect changes to the RCoA’s model questions and major revisions to graphs, diagrams and many of the pre-existing sections. Packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. The nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid–base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. Nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. The second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first edition.

Leading KidMin

Ahamoments are catalytic. They are defining. They bring us real wisdom. They can change the course of action. They never stop coming if you are one who has a hunger to learn and grow. They can be what God uses to redirect your life ...

Author: Pat Cimo

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802494610

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Want to see your church’s kids transformed for Jesus? Struggling to get the whole church on board? Know what you want to see happen, but not how to make it happen? Leading KidMin is about what it takes to achieve big-time change. Moving past the “why” and getting straight to the “how,” Leading Kidmin provides tools and strategies for actually leading, influencing, and implementing change on a local church level—all from the vantage point of the children’s ministry director. The mission of Leading KidMin is to create a movement of change-agents who don’t just know that change is needed, but are equipped to make it happen, leading their churches in becoming more aligned, effective, and geared for growth. Pat Cimo and Matt Markins, veterans of KidMin, are prepared to make you the change-agent you want to be—and that your church needs you to be. Are you ready?

The Ripper Letter

--Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author “Ramsland is a master of foreboding.” --Publishers Weekly Praise for Snap! Seizing our Aha! Moments “Both motivational and informative, Snap is a treat to read!

Author: Katherine Ramsland

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626012936

Category: Fiction


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Ancient codes and a legendary killer lure a young detective into a dark and dangerous world. When a murdered historian is marked with a mysterious code, homicide detective Dee Brentano worries about his colleague – her missing father, Alexandre. FBI special agent J. R. Pierce tells her that Alexandre is wanted for this murder. Desperate to find him first, she discovers that Alexandre has items that several people – including Pierce – would kill to possess. One is a letter attributed to Jack the Ripper. Another is an erotic cryptograph. Dee encounters a potential ally in Detective Gregory Brenner. She’s attracted to him, but fears that he’s playing her to find her father. She’s also drawn to her father’s protégé, Scott Bateman, who can decode the Ripper letter’s secret message and the symbol on the murdered historian. It’s bait for luring supernatural entities. It’s also a map to locating her father. Dee must choose her path wisely. One leads to a supernatural lover, the other to an immortal serial killer. Dean Koontz called Ramsland’s Ghost: Investigating the Other Side, “The best book of its kind I’ve ever read,” and Publisher’s Weekly stated that “Ramsland is a master of foreboding.” Whitley Streiber found The Heat Seekers to be a “gem” and said, “Katherine Ramsland is a marvelous novelist, who approaches her subject with chilling, fascinating inner knowledge.”

Never Ever Be The Same

Both authors are open and vulnerable about their own rough spots in life. ... —Donna Clark Goodrich, freelance proofreader and editor, and author of The Freedom of Letting Go “Seldom do I have several aha! moments in one single book.

Author: Kathy Collard Miller

Publisher: ACU Press

ISBN: 9780891126997

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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"Have you ever proclaimed, “I will never be the same” about something in your life you absolutely wanted to change? This book will not only help you say it, but also make the statement a reality—and it can start today.Never Ever Be the Same empowers Christians to look honestly at their motives and break free from the lies that fuel sinful patterns. We all respond in ungodly ways at times. We try to !gure out why we fail in our words and reactions and even pray for God’s help, but before we know it, we’ve succumbed again to distrusting God and taking it out on other people.But in Never Ever Be the Same, with its biblical principles, insightful stories, and helpful instruction, readers will discover how to unearth the underlying causes of their sin and learn to trust God more for an inner transformation."

Whodunit A Mystery Writers Primer

All the suspects are neatly packaged as to motive, means and opportunity. It is during the process of elimination only one man or woman remains standing when the author is done and you get that “aha!” moment. You say to yourself, ...

Author: Billie Williams


ISBN: 9781257114214



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Pastoral Imagination

In the second letter to the Corinthians, the author writes about “God's wisdom, secret and hidden” (1 Cor 2:7). ... author and historian Kate Bowler describes an aha moment that came to her buried in an avalanche of letters.2 At the age ...

Author: Eileen R. Campbell-Reed

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506470085

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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In Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life, Eileen R. Campbell-Reed informs and inspires the practice of ministry through slices of "on the ground" learning experienced by seminarians, pastors, activists, and chaplains and gathered from qualitative studies of ministry. Each of the fifty chapters explores a single concept through story, reflection, and provocative open-ended questions designed to spark conversation between ministers and mentors, among ministry peers, or for personal journal reflections. The book provides a framework for understanding ministry as an embodied, relational, integrative, and spiritual practice. Pastoral Imagination is closely integrated with the author's Three Minute Ministry Mentor web resource, which introduces the topics in the book through brief video presentations. The book serves as a coaching guide and a ministry mentor in its own right by expanding on these topics through the author's reflections, observations, and questions. Addressing the importance of the practice of ministry, Campbell-Reed states: "Ministry itself, like most professions and complex practices, is dogged and driven by a rush to achieve. Yet to focus on achievement can be disastrous, especially if we skip over the steps for learning. To learn the practice of ministry--a multifaceted professional and spiritual practice--takes time and preparation, risk and responsibility, support and feedback." The book can be used by individuals for personal growth; with groups in new-pastor retreats, CPE training programs, ministry peer groups, or supervision settings such as internship or field education; for devotional inspiration at staff meetings; and in seminary classrooms that prioritize teaching ministry as a practice.