Pastoral/Parish Ministry

Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy: How to Talk with People about Their Spiritual Lives

Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy: How to Talk with People about Their Spiritual Lives
$39.00
This volume guides therapists and students in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in people's spiritual and religious experience, while countering ways it can do harm. The authors integrate ideas from a range of therapeutic perspectives--as well as wisdom gleaned from over 20 years of work in the field--to help therapists listen and respond when spiritual or religious themes are invoked; ask appropriate questions about beliefs, practices, and communities; and work collaboratively to identify personally meaningful resources for change. Applications are discussed for a wide variety of clinical situations, including helping people resolve relationship problems, manage psychiatric symptoms, and cope with medical illness. Key Features: * Filled with evocative personal accounts and therapeutic dialogues. * Religion and spirituality are the subjects of increased interest across the full range of mental health fields. * Provides concrete guidance on dealing with issues that are challenging for many therapists. * Applicable to a wide range of religions and belief systems.
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9781572309388
Publication Date: 
2003-07-29
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End of Preaching

End of Preaching
$16.00
The End of Preaching is equal parts instruction and inspiration, offering practical help for every preacher and seminarian, and providing a new way of thinking about the purpose and craft of preaching. Tom Troeger explores the end--or purpose--of preaching as prayer. He gently reveals layer after layer of meaning for the preacher and the practice of preaching, giving deep insight into the preacher's approach, the task of preaching itself, and the impact of preaching on the hearers. This is a book to be studied and savored, a wonderful gift for one's self or any preacher friend.

Thomas Troeger delivered the 2016 Beecher Lectures, the nation's most prestigious and influential series of lectures on the topic of preaching. The series was established at Yale University in 1871.

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9781501868092
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2018-11-20
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End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution
$20.00

Is protest broken? Micah White, co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, thinks so. Disruptive tactics have failed to halt the rise of Donald Trump. Movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism are leaving activists frustrated. Meanwhile, recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. Yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance.

In The End of Protest Micah White heralds the future of activism. Drawing on his unique experience with Occupy Wall Street, a contagious protest that spread to eighty-two countries, White articulates a unified theory of revolution and eight principles of tactical innovation that are destined to catalyze the next generation of social movements.

Despite global challenges--catastrophic climate change, economic collapse and the decline of democracy--White finds reason for optimism: the end of protest inaugurates a new era of social change. On the horizon are increasingly sophisticated movements that will emerge in a bid to challenge elections, govern cities and reorient the way we live. Activists will reshape society by forming a global political party capable of winning elections worldwide.

In this provocative playbook, White offers three bold, revolutionary scenarios for harnessing the creativity of people from across the political spectrum. He also shows how social movements are created and how they spread, how materialism limits contemporary activism, and why we must re-conceive protest in timelines of centuries, not days.

Rigorous, original and compelling, The End of Protest is an exhilarating vision of an all-encompassing revolution of revolution.

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9780345810045
Publication Date: 
2016-03-15
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Entertainment Evangelism

Entertainment Evangelism
$16.00
The result of going public with the church's ministry is entertainment evangelism. One of the best examples of this kind of innovative, public church is Community Church of Joy, a Lutheran congregation that has five different kinds of worship services. Walt Kallestad explains how worship is integrated with evangelism and how the result of this combination is a renewed passion for the praise, adoration, and service of the Lord. It is controversial for church leaders to admit that human drama, or an appeal to our emotions and senses, has always been part of Christian worship. But Entertainment Evangelism makes a fresh case for the kind of church that takes an unflinching public stance in favor of the good news that comes in Jesus Christ.
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9780687054503
Publication Date: 
1996-08-01
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Escaping the Shadows, Seeking the Light: Christians in Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse

$7.95
Victims of childhood sexual abuse share their stories with the aim of reaching a greater understanding. The text seeks to offer hope and healing through an understanding of God.
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9780060610623
Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (7th ed.)

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Revised to reflect DSM-5, this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely used book fully describes abnormal psychology through the authors' standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, readers learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles--95 percent from the authors' own case files--provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are behind the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research.
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9781305094147
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (8th ed.)

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (8th ed.)
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Through Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann�s Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, you'll learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles provide a realistic context for the scientific findings. These features show you the real people behind the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research.
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9781337619370
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2018-01-01
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Essentials of Family Therapy, 2nd Edition

Essentials of Family Therapy, 2nd Edition
$67.50
Nichols (Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, College of William and Mary) examines the history, classic schools, and latest developments of family therapy, emphasizing clinical practice, in this text for students of family therapy and marriage and family counseling, as well as for th
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9780205408146
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2004-02-04
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Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis: A Dialogue

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$34.00
Addressing the common ground between ethics and psychoanalysis, W. W. Meissner asks "Does psychoanalysis have anything to contribute to ethical understanding and reflection?" and conversely, "Does ethics have anything to offer analytic understanding of the complexities of human behavior and decision-making?" Both disciplines focus their interest and concern not only on the inner well-being of the individual, but also on questions of his or her adaptation to the outside world, including both intimate personal relations as well as broader societal and communal relations. This book explores and explicates areas of interaction and common interest between these two disciplines in the hope of opening the way to further exploration and dialogue in the understanding of the human phenomenon.
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9780791456903
Publication Date: 
2003-03-01
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Evangelism Is. . .

Evangelism Is. . .
$15.00
Drawing on his many years as a pastor, as well as a national church leader and staff member for evangelism, Clinton Marsh confronts head-on the declining membership of the mainline Protestant churches with this biblical and practical book on growing the church into the twenty-first century. Marsh contends that the congregation is at the heart of evangelism. Every activity in a congregation's life proclaims the gospel. Affirming the work of the Holy Spirit, and using the teaching of Jesus as a model, Marsh advocates an approach to evangelism driven by love. Marsh offers practical suggestions and deals with the "motive, the message, and the method" of evangelism in a clear and useful manner. This is a book for lay leaders, pastors, study groups, and church boards.
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9780664500139
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1998-02-01
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Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science

Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science
$20.00
Many things threaten the faith of youth today, but none more than science. The commitments of science and Christianity seem to be at oddsscience makes truth claims based on experiments and proofs, while religion asks for belief and trust. But Andrew Root demonstrates that, in fact, the two are not incompatible.Root, a renowned expert on adolescent spirituality, shows how science overstates its claims on truth, while faith often understates its own claims. Both faith and science frame the experience and reality of teenagers, and both have something valuable to offer as adolescents develop.Drawing on a fictional account of a youth pastor and the various students he encounters, Root paints a compelling picture of how faith can flourish, even in our scientific age.
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9781506446745
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2018-01-01
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Facing "The Talk": Conversations with My Four Daughters about Sex

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$16.00
What are we teaching our daughters about sex? Our girls are bombarded with sexual messages at school, through social media, in movies, songs and advertising, and so on. How are we helping them process these messages? At what age should we start talking about sex? How do we protect them in this world of sexting and date rape? Most importantly, how do we empower them to make wise choices about their bodies and learn to take care of themselves in a world that can feel very unsafe? Elizabeth Chapin writes: "The data is pretty consistent most girls aren't waiting until marriage to have sex. Many aren't even waiting until adulthood! Unfortunately, too many parents don't explicitly talk about sex. Perhaps we're afraid our kids won't listen. Or we won't know what to say. Maybe we're ashamed of something in our past. Or we're paralyzed by our own brokenness because of something terrible that's happened to us. For some of us, our parents never talked about sex and we made all the right choices, so we expect the same outcome for our own girls. Unfortunately, our silence often does more harm than good." This book is designed to inspire and encourage us to have conversations about sex with our girls that will prepare them to make healthy, wise and informed choices. This is not a typical "how to" parenting book. Elizabeth Chapin is a professor and a mom of four who is open about all her missteps as a parent. She shows us how she has been able to offer her girls something more than a set of rules about sex instead offering them an alternative imagination, a reframing of what Western media culture defines sex to be. If you, like Elizabeth, want to invite your daughters into the bigger story of God's creative goodness in the world, then you will find a refreshing perspective in these pages."
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9780830843220
Publication Date: 
2015-09-25
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Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (Revised)

$30.00
Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman's best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and selfdifferentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. "Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership." --Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota
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9781596272798
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2017-05-01
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Faith Care: Ministering to All God's People Through the Ages of Life

Faith Care: Ministering to All God's People Through the Ages of Life
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This helpful book provides the link between theories about learning and human development and the tasks of pastors. Daniel Aleshire shows that paying attention to people can be the source of knowledge about the congregation and the basis for ministry, education, and Christian nurture.

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9780664240547
Publication Date: 
1988-04-01
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Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness

Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness
$23.00
The loss or disaffiliation of young adults is a much-discussed topic in churches today. Many faith-formation programs focus on keeping the young, believing the youthful spirit will save the church. But do these programs have more to do with an obsession with youthfulness than with helping young people encounter the living God?

Questioning the search for new or improved faith-formation programs, leading practical theologian Andrew Root offers an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulates how faith can be formed in our secular age. He offers a theology of faith constructed from a rich cultural conversation, providing a deeper understanding of the phenomena of the "nones" and "moralistic therapeutic deism." Root helps readers understand why forming faith is so hard in our context and shows that what we have lost is not the ability to keep people connected to our churches but an imagination for how and where God could be present in their lives. He considers what faith is and what steps we can take to move into it, exploring a Pauline concept of faith as encounter with divine action.

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9780801098468
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2017-10-03
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Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis

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$20.00
Clergy suffer from certain health issues at a rate higher than the general population. Why are pastors in such poor health? And what can be done to help them step into the abundant life God desires for them?

Although anecdotal observations about poor clergy health abound, concrete data from multiple sources supporting this claim hasn't been made accessible--until now. Duke's Clergy Health Initiative (CHI), a major, decade-long research project, provides a true picture of the clergy health crisis over time and demonstrates that improving the health of pastors is possible. Bringing together the best in social science and medical research, this book quantifies the poor health of clergy with theological engagement. Although the study focused on United Methodist ministers, the authors interpret CHI's groundbreaking data for a broad ecumenical readership. In addition to physical health, the book examines mental health and spiritual well-being, and suggests that increasing positive mental health may prevent future physical and mental health problems for clergy. Concrete suggestions tailored to clergy are woven throughout the book.

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9780801098833
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2018-05-01
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Faking It

Faking It
$29.00
In this book polymath William Ian Miller probes one of the dirty little secrets of humanity: that we are all faking it much more than anyone would care to admit. He writes with wit and wisdom about the vain anxiety of being exposed as frauds in our professions, cads in our loves, and hypocrites to our creeds. He finds, however, that we are more than mere fools for wanting so badly to look good to ourselves and others. Sometimes, when we are faking it, our vanity leads to virtue, and we actually achieve something worthy of esteem and praise William Ian Miller is the Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He has also taught at Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and the Universities of Bergen and Tel Aviv. His previous books include The Mystery of Courage (Harvard University Press, 2000) and The Anantomy of Disgust (Harvard University Press, 1997).
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9780521830188
Publication Date: 
2003-08-18
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Family and Pastoral Care

Family and Pastoral Care
$17.00
Book by Anderson, Herbert
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9781579107123
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2001-08-07
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Family Genogram Workbook: An Exciting Tool for Understanding Your Family and How It Works!

Family Genogram Workbook: An Exciting Tool for Understanding Your Family and How It Works!
$18.00
A Family Genogram Workbook, by Israel Galindo, Elaine Boomer, and Don Reagan, is an easy to use, but powerful, guide to understanding your family and how it shaped you. This workbook will take you step-by-step to learn how to create your own family genogram. A genogram is an exciting tool for understanding and interpreting family history and relationships. By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook you will gain insight into your family and your place in it. The workbook has four chapters. The first, a tutorial, shows readers, step-by-step, how to create their own family genogram so that they can quickly reap the benefits of this powerful tool for understanding family emotional process. The workbook format contains work pages so the reader can create a genogram right in the book. Subsequent chapters provide basic information on how to interpret and how to use the genogram. The chapter titled The 20 Questions to Ask About Your Family will help readers focus on key issues related to family emotional process. By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook readers will gain insight into their families, how they work, and their place in it. Along the way, readers will also acquire an understanding of basic Family Systems Theory concepts and terminology. This resource is suitable for courses on family systems, social work practice, individual or group study, marriage and family retreats or workshops, for premarital counseling with couples or blended families, coaching relationships, or for personal use.
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9780971576537
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2017-01-27
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Family Handbook

Family Handbook
$25.00
This encyclopedic volume brings clarity and focus to a multitude of family issues. The expert contributors deal with practical and important questions, thereby providing information of significant usefulness to social workers, therapists, lawyers, ministers, and health care professionals. Those who work with families will both learn new techniques and see their efforts in a larger context. An extensive directory of family resources provides the reader with helpful and practical information.
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9780664256906
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1998-05-01
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Family Reunion

Family Reunion
$16.00
This delightful book contains fifteen poems that tell the story of a weeklong family reunion through the eyes of Jodie, a 10-year-old girl. From the original invitation and the drive there to listening to family stories and helping with a barbecue, and finally going home again, Jodie relates in verse form all the experiences she shares with her family at the reunion.

Author Mary Quattlebaum has included a variety of poetic forms, including free verse, a haiku, a sonnet, a ballad, and more, making this a rich reading experience for young readers and their families. Andrea Shine's richly colored watercolor illustrations, overlaid with bits of cut paper, capture the excitement and fun of the family gathering. Great for reading aloud, the poems in "Family Reunion" can be shared with the whole family.

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9780802852373
Publication Date: 
2004-02-23
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Father Fred and the 12 Steps: Primer for Recovery (2nd ed.)

Father Fred and the 12 Steps: Primer for Recovery (2nd ed.)
$14.00
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9780964643987
Publication Date: 
1996-01-01
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Feasting on the Word: Children's Sermons for Year B

$20.00

Many pastors are confused about what to say during children�s time in churches. Feasting on the Word Children�s Sermons for Year B offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children�s sermon. After explaining the importance and purpose of the children�s sermon, noted Christian educator Carol Wehrheim provides a retelling of each Sunday�s Bible story� based on the Revised Common Lectionary�for the entire church year. In addition, she provides a few stories for special Sundays, including the Jewish Celebration of Purim, the Jewish Celebration of Passover, and Thanksgiving Day. This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.


Also available: Feasting on the Word Children�s Sermons for Year A and Feasting on the Word Children�s Sermons for Year C.

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9780664261085
Publication Date: 
2017-09-14
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Financial Meltdown in the Mainline?

Financial Meltdown in the Mainline?
$13.95
Intentionally provocative, Alban founder and former president Loren Mead's dynamic work sets out dramatic and compelling challenges for today's churches. Mead chose the word "meltdown"-a strong term, indeed-very carefully and consciously. His clarion call urges congregations to direct attention to their dwindling financial resources and their unreliable fiscal practices, and to take major action now-or face disaster in the future. Mead addresses changing church giving patterns; the inconsistent ways congregations keep financial records; the lack of coordinated short- and long-range planning; the need for knowledge of sound financial techniques such as accounting for inflation; an over-reliance on "restructuring" to fix problems; and lack of defensive planning for operational costs.
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9781566991971
Publication Date: 
1998-11-01
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Finding a Pastor: The Search Committee Handbook

Finding a Pastor: The Search Committee Handbook
$7.95
Book by McConnell, Theodore A.
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9780866834933
Publication Date: 
1986-05-01
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