Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he? In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers-The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw-DAVID AND GOLIATH draws upon history, psychology and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
The biblical tale of the young shepherd who uses a slingshot to do battle with a giant and eventually becomes a king.
"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
The legal profession is one of honor, respect and dignity-- compensated not only with treasure, pleasure and honor but with the right to right a wrong. In David and Goliath in the Modern Court, author Virgilio J. Santiago provides insight into the Philippine justice system and the role of lawyer to attain truth and dispense justice not only in the Philippines but in all courts of justice, the primordial duty of courts of justice being to attain truth and dispense justice . As Santiago grew up in Manila, he had little ambition. His desires included becoming a driver, marrying his sweetheart, and living a simple life. It took an accident and a possible jail sentence to change his mind. On March 15, 1965, he realized his mothers dream for him to become an attorney. In this memoir, Santiago recalls the highlights of his career and relates details of clients, cases, trials, and verdicts. David and Goliath in the Modern Court narrates Santiagos quest to attain truth and justice, and it describes how courts in the Philippines traversed the labyrinth path of lies, fraud, and schemes to stop evil.
The New International Version in a handy, affordable paperback edition.
Illustrate the Bible story of David and Goliath with your own unique fingerprint Printoon art. What Are Printoons? Printoons are unique characters created with your own fingerprints because no two fingerprints are alike. Children from ages 5 and up can create fun and wild artwork that is special like them just by using their ink fingerprints and a few simple lines drawn with a pen to create various characters in the stories. The activity pack includes washable inks and hours and hours of creative, fingerprint fun while learning how David trusted God to defeat the giant Goliath! Activity Kit Includes: 1 Printoons ink pad with four colors 1 Printoons pen 24-page storybook to illustrate Instructions with sample Printoons characters