Today’s $2.99 and under Christian Kindle eBook Bestseller Markdowns for 7/25/2014 #amreading


In Search of Eden (The Second Chances Collection Book #2)
A girl who has never been able to settle down, Miranda begins various adventures, but whenever reality begins to tarnish her dreams, she gives up. As she approaches her twenty-seventh birthday, she determines to reinvent her life. But there’s one loose end to tie down first…Joseph Williams, the chief of police in Abingdon, Virginia, always tries to do what is right, to perform his duty and protect those he loves. He becomes suspicious of the new woman in town, and after checking further, he discovers she has no history. Then he finds a baby picture of his niece in her possession…


Love’s Unending Legacy (Love Comes Softly Book #5)
Book 5 of the bestselling Love Comes Softly series. Marty Davis had thoroughly enjoyed her visit with daughter Missie, even though a tragic accident had extended it far longer than originally planned. But now she and Clark are home again, and there are changes to make. The family begins to adjust to Clark’s crutch, and Clark and Marty recognize their children’s new maturity and independence. But Nandry seems unable to come to terms with Clark’s handicap; is she blaming God for the accident? The “baby of the family” is going to be a doctor. Ellie has blossomed into a lovely young woman, but is there any fellow around special enough to ask for her hand? Clare and Kate eagerly anticipate their new baby, but has life prepared them for what lies ahead?


Messenger, The (Against All Expectations Collection Book 5)
Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith…until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannah’s world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers?


Becoming a Vessel God Can Use
The author’s transparent, vulnerable message impacts women in a profound way, showing them that God loves them, imperfect as they are. They discover how God will transform them so that, whoever they are, they can make a difference in their worlds. Written in a ten-week study format, readers dig into Scripture, memorize it, and apply it to their lives, individually or in groups. The revised and enlarged leader’s guide makes it even more helpful for small groups.


Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Contemporary culture trivializes the “seven deadly sins,” or vices, as if they have no serious moral or spiritual implications. Glittering Vices clears this misconception by exploring the traditional meanings of gluttony, sloth, lust, and others. It offers a brief history of how the vices were compiled and an eye-opening explication of how each sin manifests itself in various destructive behaviors. Readers gain practical understanding of how the vices shape our culture today and how to correctly identify and eliminate the deeply rooted patterns of sin that are work in their own lives. This accessible book is essential for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation.


Debt-Proof Your Marriage: How to Achieve Financial Harmony (Debt-Proof Living)
Mary Hunt’s successful Debt-Proof Your Marriage is now available in paperback. In this highly practical book, Hunt helps couples learn the principles of acceptance, freedom, safety, and honesty in money matters.


Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
This new edition of a bestselling textbook (over 185,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching “all nations.” The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes.

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Words Unspoken
Lissa Randall’s future was bright with academic promise until the tragic accident that took her mother’s life–and brought her own plans to a screeching halt. Eighteen months later Lissa is still unable to get back behind the wheel. Ev McAllistair’s driving school looks like Lissa’s best hope for getting her life back on the road again. His patience and fatherly wisdom seem to transcend the driving experience. But Ev’s own complicated past is about to resurface, with consequences for everyone in his orbit….


Another Dawn (Tomorrow’s Promise Collection Book #4)
Grace Graham is back in Tennessee with her four-year-old son on a short unpaid leave from work, helping her father recover from surgery and spending time with her sister. Shoal Creek seems more backward than ever after her years in California, and it’s hard to find organic food anywhere. When the unthinkable happens and her son is diagnosed with measles, Grace’s fears over modern medicine take a dangerous turn. Worse, the town has fallen into quarantine and its residents focus their anger and blame on Grace. She is alone and scared, until one brave woman chooses to reach out a hand of forgiveness and mercy. But when the outbreak takes a life-threatening turn, will Grace be able to forgive herself?


Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids
Mothering is part art, part science, and always a work in progress! Created with the next generation of mothers in mind, Momology is a delightful collaboration of celebration and information to help readers be the unique mothers God created them to be. With access to 36 years of research-based ministry at MOPS, Momology shares the four core elements of successful mothering using a variety of voices: parenting and relationship experts, peer-to-peer advice, and the respected team at MOPS International. With lively contemporary design, fresh perspectives, and cutting edge research, Momology seeks to make better moms–because better moms make a better world.


Paradoxy: Coming to Grips with the Contradictions of Jesus
Give to receive. Die to live. Lose to win. Jesus taught such paradoxes, and people listened though these teachings seemed backward to their way of life and the lessons themselves seemed contradictory. But while initially confusing, says Tom Taylor, these paradoxes are the key to contentment, a fuller life, and a deeper faith. Paradoxy analyzes these seemingly contradictory truths, revealing not only their poignancy but also fresh ways readers can apply them to life today. Drawing from his own experiences as well as Scripture, Taylor explores each paradox to reveal convicting realities about life, faith, and our relationships. Both intelligent seekers and experienced Christians will be challenged by this unique study on Jesus’s teachings, ultimately finding peace and a deeper, more passionate life with Christ.


I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. “I Am a Church Member” started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members — rather than the functional and theological issues — that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person’s attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.

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For Love or Loyalty: The MacGregor Legacy | Book 1 (MacGregor Legacy #1)
To atone for her father’s evil, Lauren Campbell agrees to help Malcolm MacGregor. By the time she realizes she’s the bargaining price to free Malcolm’s mother from indentured servitude, it’s too late. Malcolm MacGregor only wants to free his family and exact revenge against Duncan Campbell. As the pride and joy of Duncan’s life, his daughter Lauren is the perfect answer, but during the voyage to America, her faith continues to witness to Malcolm. He becomes enraptured with her, and upon their arrival, discovers he’s sold her into a fate worse than death. Now Malcolm has the dilemma: free his family or rescue Lauren? Time is short and with little means, he needs a miracle.


The Princess Problem (A Fairy Tale Romance)
In real life, she’s given up on the fairytale ending… After having her heart broken twice, Alicia Dayne has sworn off men, decided to concentrate on her career, and is delighted to win a lucrative contract to make a commercial for Highborn Mattresses. She could make the most awesome fairytale commercial ever—except for Jonas Highborn, who isn’t exactly thrilled with her Princess and the Pea ideas, and really doesn’t want a prince in tights representing his company.


Becca Fisher Two Book Set (Amish Romance)
This set features two Amish Romances by Becca Fisher including: New Amish Beginnings – After a rough break up, Benjamin Stoltz moves from Lancaster to the Florida Amish community of Pinecraft looking for a fresh start. But Benjamin soon realizes that finding romance in Florida has some unique problems of its own. Yoder Family Amish Restaurant – Sadie Zook is in an impossible situation. After a long search, she’s finally found love. But the man she’s fallen for also happens to work at the same Amish restaurant–a restaurant that has banned co-workers from dating. So Sadie and her boyfriend are forced to keep their love a secret. Can they keep from being found out, or will everything Sadie has worked so hard for be jeopardized?


Storm Clouds Rolling In (#1 in the Bregdan Chronicles Historical Fiction Romance Series)
Carrie Cromwell comes of age as the dark clouds of the Civil War swallow the country. Born with a fiery spirit and a strong mind, she finds herself struggling between the common wisdom of the South and the truth she has discovered. The activities of the Underground Railroad and her close friendships with the Cromwell Plantation slaves create difficult choices. But when her decisions put her at odds with her heritage, and challenge her dreams, will she be able to give up all that is precious to her?


The Tenacity of Hope: A Devotional on Disappointments, Loss, and Everything In Between
Lossville, USA. Population 1. We’ve all made that trip. No matter who (or what) it is we lose, it hurts. And we’re stuck with one question: Why? What if there was a definitive answer to that question? What if we could pinpoint the one thing that brings us hope? In The Tenacity of Hope, you’ll find that answer. For 30 days, you’ll explore life’s tough issues through the lens of real people who experienced them in gut-wrenching ways. The Tenacity of Hope will help you process your pain and turn your gaze upon Jesus Christ—our ultimate hope.


Praying through the Prophets: Jonah, Micah & Nahum
Praying can be hard. It’s hard to make the time to pray. It’s hard to get up early, or go to bed later in an effort to draw close to God. It’s hard when there are so many other things demanding time and attention. And it’s especially hard when you are feeling spiritually dry and just don’t know what to say or where to start. We all know that not praying and drawing close to God results in a very superficial relationship with Him. Yet so often we fall into the trap of putting other things first. If you are feeling spiritually dry and just know it is because you are not spending time with your God, this book is for you. If you long to draw close to your Saviour but you are struggling with the words to say, again, this book is for you.

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With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale Book #1): A Novel: Volume 1
Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face to face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them?


On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale Book #2): A Novel: Volume 2
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie’s cozy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancée. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they’ve made?


Love’s Unfolding Dream (Love Comes Softly Book #6)
Book 6 of the bestselling Love Comes Softly series. Belinda, Marty and Clark Davis’s “surprise child,” has always had a tender and compassionate heart toward anything hurt and broken. Her parents watch with both misgivings and genuine pride as Belinda’s older brother, Doctor Luke, influences her toward nursing. Will she have the inward strength to face the “hurt and broken” people whose bodies, minds, and emotions need mending? Belinda’s niece, who is also a teenager, comes to live with the Davis family to finish her schooling. How will Melissa’s arrival affect Belinda’s lifelong friendship with Amy Jo? And what happens when all three fall for the same nice fellow?


Promise, The (The Restoration Series Book #2): A Novel
For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he’s been hiding from his wife Jean–and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through two coffee shops and the library, using their wi-fi to search for a job on the internet. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage and it looks like the legacy that began with his father is still at work, slowly destroying the bond between Tom and Jean. Can their mutual trust–and love–be restored?


Rules of Engagement: Preparing for Your Role in the Spiritual Battle
Now updated and expanded, with several brand-new chapters and reflection questions following every chapter, this landmark text offers the most important and practical guidance Derek Prince imparted to believers in his last years: how to prepare for and take their places in the ultimate, ongoing spiritual battle. With superb biblical exposition and hands-on application, Prince explains that Christians need to be more than just disciples; they need to be warriors. He shows them how to build a warrior’s character, to face testing, to fight alongside the Holy Spirit, to influence the outcomes of spiritual battles, and more.


Overcomer’s Anointing, The: God’s Plan to Use Your Darkest Hour as Your Greatest Spiritual Weapon
Because God is light, many Spirit-filled Christians overlook the fact that believers go through times of dark spiritual battle. Yet throughout the Bible and church history, we see God bringing his light into the darkest places in order to transform them. Pastor Barbara Yoder wants believers to know that God still breaks through today, often in the darkest and seemingly most hopeless times.


Good to Great in God’s Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common
Jim Collins’s Good to Great became a bestselling business book because it studies the characteristics of great businesses. But should Christians want to become great in the eyes of the world? In Good to Great in God’s Eyes, bestselling author Chip Ingram shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work.

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Out of the Ruins: Golden Gate Chronicles | Book 1 (Golden Gate Chronicles Series)
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn’t expect, however, is for God’s answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best. As they work together toward a cure, Abby’s feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?


Like Gold Refined (Prairie Legacy Book #4): Volume 4
Happily settled into family life, Virginia thinks her life is on track, but soon new challenges face her in this best-selling novel. Prairie Legacy book 4.


True Treasure: Real – Life History Mystery
Keiko Zorben an intern at the Smithsonian Institute, archives a child’s scrapbook from the late 1800s. Inside, she finds a treasure map. Realizing that the map is older than the book, and not drawn by a child, Keiko and Dr. Julian Lone Wolf travel to the exotic islands off Costa Rica to hunt for the Devonshire Treasure. However, modern day pirates discover Keiko and Lone Wolf have the key to the tons of gold they’ve been searching for.


New Town: A Fable . . . Unless You Believe
When Bernard Dayman falls asleep, the nurse thinks he has died. Bernard thinks so too, until he opens his eyes and finds himself waiting for a bus on a street he had never traveled before. Is this heaven? No, it’s the decaying city of Old Town. As Bernard begins to explore his new surroundings crumbling beneath him, he soon realizes that he cannot stay. After learning about the homes in New Town, Bernard becomes determined to get there . . . and along the way discovers a thing or two about the Christian walk.


Portrait of a Powerful Last-Day Christian: Prophetic Insights for Successful End-Time Living
Portrait of a Powerful Last-Day Christian is a powerfully-written, anointed handbook to the last-day Christian on overcoming these end times. Not only does God have provision for the believer in these evil times, but the Holy Spirit will help you take back what the devil has stolen from you. This encouraging book spells out to believers how these final days on earth should not be fearful, because born-again Believers are ready! No matter what our news, television, and Internet proclaim for these end-time days, God has real provision for you, as a Christian, right now. Scriptures are highlighted for you to realize that God has much more in store for you. Don’t believe any of the doom and gloom that many portray. This compelling book shows you specifically how to be victorious in these final days. This revolutionary book is not some feel-good, positive-thinking writing; it shows divine encouragement from the Word of God. As a godly ambassador for Christ in these end-time days, you can live above your earthly circumstances and be a victorious overcomer. Learn through God’s Scriptures the way to circumvent the fear that surrounds us every day!

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Quilt of Joy: Stories of Hope from the Patchwork Life
Quilters understand with every stitch how God can make even scraps wonderfully new and striking with a little time, imagination, and love. In these touching books, Mary Tatem pieces together spiritual insights and stories of quilters into devotionals that feature some of the most beloved and recognizable quilt patterns in America. Readers will discover the historical background of each pattern and be enchanted by the spiritual reflections on joy, faith, creativity, gratitude, patience, hope, and more. Encouragement, inspiration, and celebration–as well as some great stories–await readers as they discover that, in God’s design, even the smallest scraps or most frayed fragments can be fashioned into something new, complete, comfort-giving, and beautiful.


Tide and Tempest (Edge of Freedom Book #3): Volume 3
Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America. Now she discovers it may have been murder…Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she’s left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream–to open a home for orphaned children.


The 15th Star: History Mystery (Real-Life History Mystery)
In the fall of 1809 Grace Wisher, a young slave girl, escapes the plantation to live her life in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland. She is indentured to Mary Pickersgill who teaches her the skill of sewing flags and standards. Yet Grace is hiding a terrible secret, one men will murder for even hundreds of years later. In the present, Keiko Zorben is finishing her master’s degree by working as an intern at the Smithsonian Institute. While archiving mislabeled letters, she finds a clue to the whereabouts of the missing star from the Star Spangled Banner. For over two hundred years its location has been a real-life mystery, until now.


Healing for Damaged Emotions (David Seamands Series)
Whether through our own fallen temperament, willful disobedience, or as victims
of the hurtful actions of others, many of us struggle with crippling emotions,
among them perfectionism, depression, and low self-worth. The pain of such emotions
is often present with us even though the incidents and relationships that caused
the hurt may be long past.


When a Mother Follows Christ
What will it take to raise kids who love God? Have you ever wondered how you can train your children so they want to obey? Have you ever pondered how you can prevent your kids from resisting a relationship with you as they get older? In When a Mother Follows Christ, Katie Hoffman reveals the biblical principles of raising kids to follow Christ. While no one can make perfect kids, it’s easy to have great kids who will bring you delight and not shame as they grow older. Learn how to develop godly character in your children, be an example for them to follow, and how a few simple, easy changes can make a huge difference in your children’s attitudes and actions.


Spiritual Warfare Prayer: A powerful and effective weapon against spiritual attacks and the strongholds of the Devil.
A penetrating and spiritually intense Bible-based prayer for Christian believers committed to stand and fight against the works of their spiritual adversary, using the Word of God. A book you will turn to again and again as a source of strength:
- In personal and corporate spiritual warfare
- For effectively praying the prayer of faith
- For grabbing and yielding the unbeatable weapon of the written Word of God


Daily Readings for Difficult Days
A daily devotional for Christian women going through difficult times, including divorce, death of a loved one, depression, and other struggles. Find inspiration and encouragement as Jennifer shares 31 daily stories, bible verses and personal testimony.


Hopeful Parenting: Encouragement for Raising Kids Who Love God
The wisdom you need from the pastor you love. Parenting is far from easy. From first steps to first dates, parenthood is filled with unique challenges. Yet there is no greater joy than nurturing one of God’s most precious gifts. New York Times best-selling author David Jeremiah presents a heartwarming look at adventures in parenting. Drawing from his own rich journey through fatherhood, Pastor David Jeremiah shares wit and wisdom on raising children in an unpredictable world. Each insightful chapter features timeless truths from God’s Word, offering encouragement for the road ahead.

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Love Takes Wing (Love Comes Softly Book #7)
Book 7 of the bestselling Love Comes Softly series. Belinda Davis had trained as a nurse to assist her older brother, Doctor Luke. But as time goes by and she sees those she’s grown up with getting married and settling into their own lives, Belinda becomes restless. What had seemed exciting and fresh becomes dull and routine. When she meets an elderly woman who needs nursing care, Belinda jumps at the invitation to go to Boston–a large, “civilized” city with cultural opportunities she’s never even dreamed of in her little prairie town. But in spite of financial security and countless new experiences, Belinda finds herself restless, lonely, and empty inside.


Deposit Slip, The
When Jared Neaton grew tired of the shady ethics of his big law firm and left to go out on his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big case collapsing on him has pushed him to the brink and it’s all he can do to scrape by. He can’t risk another bad loss. Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father’s death, she found a slim piece of paper–a deposit slip–with an unbelievable amount on it. Ten million dollars. Only the bank claims it has no record of the deposit and stonewalls her attempts to find out more. This lawsuit, her last chance, has brought only intimidation and threats. Now she needs to convince Jared to take a risk, to help her because the money is real. And both need to watch their backs as digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats.


A River to Cross
Texas Ranger Jake Nelson patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, protecting the settlers from cattle rustlers, outlaws, and bandits. Sparks fly when Manuel Diego stirs up a revolt against the government, which leads to the murder of a newspaperman, who is the son of a U.S. senator, and the kidnapping of his sister, Elizabeth Madison, a journalist in the making. With Elizabeth’s photograph in hand–a dark-haired beauty with smiling eyes–Jake rides over the border to find her. After the Rangers defeat the marauders and rescue Elizabeth, Jake is surprised to learn she’s not the spoiled daughter of a senator that he was expecting. In fact, he finds himself taken by her. And she by him.


Autumn Winds (Seasons of the Heart)
Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they’re bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again–if only there weren’t so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves.


Rich Mullins: A Devotional Biography: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
During his life, Rich Mullins challenged the sensibilities of what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world, and now in his death, he challenges all to build upon his legacy of joy, compassion, brokenness, unblinking honesty, and wonder of an Awesome God. Author James Bryan Smith describes this book as a “devotional biography,” giving readers an insight into Rich’s life, but more importantly, allowing the readers to learn what was most important to Rich – urging people to draw near to God. Now available in paperback, this new edition features new packaging and two never before published spiritual writings of Rich Mullins, including a poem written two days before his untimely death.


Faith Crisis
Many well-meaning Christians misunderstand the role that faith plays in our relationship with God. And because we don’t understand the ways of God, we open ourselves up to losing faith if he doesn’t deliver what we want, when we want it. But the Bible promises that God always rewards real faith. So what, then, is true faith? And how do we tell the difference between truth and a counterfeit faith that is nothing more than false advertising?


Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
When four religious leaders walk across the road, it’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s the start of one of the most important conversations in today’s world. Can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own? In his most important book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a new faith alternative, one built on “benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility.” This way of being Christian is strong but doesn’t strong-arm anyone, going beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other.