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Sex and the Spirit:

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0829820140

Publisher : The Pilgrim Press

Number of Pages : 258

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1313


Book Summary: Here is a frank conversation between two ministers about sex and the spirit. It thoughtfully answers such questions such as: Can sex be holy? Am I getting too old for intimacy? Is it possible to be spiritual and sexual? What do women fantasize about? What makes men tick? How can I put passion back in to my long term-relationship? What does the Bible REALLY say about sex? If you long for a life that's sexually and spiritually fulfilling, you'll find liberating connections in Sex and the Spirit.

The Way Back Home

Author : Allan Stratton

ISBN10 : 1443148407

Publisher : Scholastic Canada

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1614


Book Summary: A coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of one family's secrets. Zoe's straitlaced and narrow-minded parents don't understand her. Worse than that, they also want to put Zoe's beloved Granny in a seniors home, despite Zoe's objections. Sure, Granny has become a bit odd and her memory is spotty, but she's outspoken and funny, and Zoe loves her. Granny still mourns her favourite son, Teddy, who was also a troublemaker, and who died before Zoe was born. Or did he? After a series of disastrous incidents, including a school suspension and a neardeath bullying experience, Zoe decides to liberate herself and her grandmother from their respective prisons, taking them on an unforgettable journey to Toronto, where Zoe learns the truth about her uncle and discovers strengths of her own that just might help her find a way back home. From internationally award-winning novelist Allan Stratton comes a moving storyof unresolved family conflicts and a young girl's awakening to the things that matter most.

Finding Your Way Back to God

Author : Dave Ferguson,Jon Ferguson

ISBN10 : 1601426100

Publisher : Multnomah

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1811


Book Summary: “God, if you’re real, make yourself real to me.” Each of us spends our lives on a journey toward God. Yet often our most deeply felt longings—for meaning, for love, for significance—end up leading us away from, instead of toward, our Creator and the person he made us to be. Finding Your Way Back to God shows you how to understand and listen to your longings in a whole new way. It’s about waking up to who you really are, and daring to believe that God wants to be found even more than you want to find him. It’s about making the biggest wager of your life as you ask God to make himself known to you. And it’s about watching what happens next.

A Journey from Death to Life

Author : Chan Kasui

ISBN10 : 1496991729

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1148


Book Summary: Fame, wealth, power and fleeting pleasures are transient and have no eternal value. Doing the will of God is enduring and is what really count forever. We are all presently on a journey through life that will end in death. But we can make it a journey from death to life abundant by living it with Yahweh God and in Him. Jesus Christ, the only perfect man, has made this possible in reconciling us to God by dying in our place and cleansing us. This makes it possible for God to dwell in us by His Spirit to help us to overcome sin and live life pleasing to Him. Jesus always does the things that are pleasing to the Father (Jn 8: 29). He loves the Father and does exactly what the Father has commanded him (Jn 14: 31). Jesus’ secret is not to seek to do his own will but the will of God (Jn 5: 30). God wants us to be like Jesus and be conformed to his likeness (Rom 8: 29) and to live with God’s self-giving love. This is a way of life or mentality that “does nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility counts others more important than ourselves” (Phil 2: 3) through God’s enabling. It is in this way that there will be real peace and righteousness. This is what this book is about. We are on probation on earth to point others to God by our words and our life.

The Misanthrope's Guide to Life

Author : Meghan Rowland,Chris Turner-Neal

ISBN10 : 1440527776

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Humor

Viewed : 446


Book Summary: Misanthrope, n.: 1.) One who hates mankind; a curmudgeon; a loner; 2.) The guy in your office who responded to your e-mail of baby photos with "D-. Passing, but not college material"; 3.) A Realist From The Misanthrope's Guide to Life In this guide, you'll learn how to get away from the pain-in-the-asses who make you seriously consider investing in a fallout shelter and making it your new home. You'll take isolated comfort in these survival strategies, including how to: Conduct managed incoherence to get the delivery boy from the lobby to your door Take a "French leave" in order to eat alone at work Get ousted from your kickball league by dressing as Magnum, P.I. for every game Get back at the jerk yapping on his cell phone by reciting the lyrics to Harry Chapin's version of "Cat's in the Cradle" End a conversation by "Gwynething" (also known as playing the "I'm delightfully foreign" act) someone to death This is the survival guide you will be annoyed not to have.

A Way of Life

Author : Reginald Kray

ISBN10 : 028307275X

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1988


Book Summary: When we think of the Kray Legend, we think of Sixties London, an underground culture that has all but vanished. Reg Kray was the torchbearer of that era in British history. But despite ongoing press interest in the world of the Krays, few have an understanding of Reg the man - a man who spent half of his life in prison and who died of cancer in October 2000. Sidgwick & Jackson published Reg and Ron's joint memoir, Our Story, in 1988, and Ron Kray's autobiography, My Story, in 1993. This is Reggie's story, a diary of the life he lived, with reflections on the past and the new role he found for himself 'on the inside'. It is a story of courage and remorse, revelation and friendship. For the first time he speaks of his marriage to Roberta, of his relationship with his brothers Ron, who died five years ago, and Charlie, who died April 2000, putting certain misconceptions straight. Updated with a new chapter by Roberta Kray, this is a valuable document for future generations and a fascinating insight into prison life.

Leaning into God When Life Is Pushing You Away

Author : Robert Anthony Schuller

ISBN10 : 0446558354

Publisher : FaithWords

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1712


Book Summary: Robert A. Schuller explores the various ways individuals lose or experience interference with their connection to God. He explains that emotions such as shame, regret, fear, and disappointment can stand in the way of the intimate association God wants with His children. The good news is that when His people are struggling, God stays close. There are many ways to reestablish a dynamic connection with Him. Schuller calls these "Connection Corrections" and leads readers through identifying communication barriers and how to break them. Each chapter delves into the reasons readers fail to connect with God, how to begin repairing the broken wires, and the life-altering benefits of restoring a positive, power-filled relationship with Him. Readers who feel adrift from God will no find that no barrier is too big to keep them from a close, loving relationship with Him.

We Are All Miracles: Don't Let Life Take It Away

Author : Michael R Herndon

ISBN10 : 1635252369

Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

Number of Pages : 92

Category : Self-Help

Viewed : 373


Book Summary: As life passes by-days turn to months, months to years-and before we know it, we take a look at ourselves and realize that we may have fallen short of what God had intended for us to be. This book is intended for all levels of faith-whether you want to believe we evolved from an explosion or you hope that we were created by God or you have asked God to lead you in life and have a personal relationship. I pray that we all take advantage of the miracle of life we have been given, and through a relationship with God, heaven waits for you. Read about how my life changed drastically and gain an understanding that yours can too without bearing the burdens.

Return To Life

Author : Pam Butler

ISBN10 : 1401950914

Publisher : Hay House, Inc

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 720


Book Summary: If you’ve found your way to Return to Life, it’s probably because you’ve experienced some hard times in your life. Maybe you’ve lived through a breakup or an illness; the death of someone close to you; or a period of high stress, anxiety, or debilitating depression. Maybe you’ve experienced all of the above at once. If you’ve ever experienced this kind of brought-you-to-your-knees moment, this book is meant for you. Everyone has their own story to tell. Some are more traumatic than others, but the larger truth is that everyone has faced hardship. None of us is alone in this. But the darkest of times provide some of the best opportunities to learn, grow, and change our lives for the better. Pam Butler shares wisdom that can be applied universally, no matter the challenge. Each chapter contains a practical takeaway, forming part of a ‘Bliss Toolbox’: the practices that will help you not only survive difficult times, but use the experiences to bring greater purpose and fulfillment to your life. These include: • stop, drop, and breathe • mindful journaling • meditation • exercising your mind muscle • gratitude • yoga • serving others and • creating a daily practice Let Pam’s inspirational story be the guide you need to live a more peaceful, purposeful, and happier life!

Write Way Home

Author : Hedley Derenzie

ISBN10 : 1925589226

Publisher : Brio Books Pty Ltd

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1118


Book Summary: ‘What a great book and what an achievement. I loved it. It’s pithy (in a sharp way), at times funny and at times heart-breaking but always optimistic. Above all, it’s inspirational.’ —Bob Selden, bestselling author of What to Do When You Become the Boss After a failed suicide attempt, author Hedley Derenzie decided rather than escaping life, she would write her way through it, every day for the next thirty-one days. What started out as a simple yet challenging exercise soon turned into a life-changing adventure. It became an exploration of the creative process and what it means to find true fulfilment. Write Way Home is a personal, engaging story about one writer’s quest to navigate her way back from the brink with the help of a daily creative practice. Written in clear and simple language, it offers insights and practical suggestions to anyone who might be feeling stuck or lost and looking for a way out — as in, a way back to life.


Author : Stephen Tanner

ISBN10 : 0786722630

Publisher : Da Capo Press

Number of Pages : 392

Category : History

Viewed : 1792


Book Summary: For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence. Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanner's Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.

The Way Back to You

Author : Michelle Andreani,Mindi Scott

ISBN10 : 0062386328

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1866


Book Summary: For fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, a witty, poignant novel about second chances, letting go, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident. Her best friend, Cloudy, is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore. As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they’re barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot out of character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake.

Heart of Miracles

Author : Karen Henson Jones

ISBN10 : 1401946828

Publisher : Hay House, Inc

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1681


Book Summary: This book is a flashlight for people in the dark. Karen Henson Jones was on the conventional path to success in the corporate world when a sudden cardiac event at the age of 30 took her to the brink of death. During an otherworldly experience, she was presented with a choice to leave her body or to return to Earth. When her request to live was granted, Karen was forced to come to terms with the life she had been living. With warmth, wonder, and wit, Heart of Miracles takes us with her on an inspirational journey through India, Italy, Bhutan, and the Holy Land of Israel in search of a more meaningful life. Exploring the power of meditation, Western medical science, the transformative doctrines of reincarnation, and the teachings of Jesus, Karen encourages us to embrace the full possibilities of our spiritual selves.

Facing the Obstacles to Life In the Old West: A Pair of Mail Order Bride Romances

Author : Doreen Milstead

ISBN10 : 1329746600

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 957


Book Summary: Mail Order Bride: High Society Woman & The Wolves, is about a high society woman in NYC who gets sent off to Oregon to be the bride of a lonely outpost operator. He is as stunned by her beauty when she gets off the train, as she is by the wilderness surrounding his cabin and home. She doesn’t know how to make a fire or even sweep the floor and her many trunks of fine clothing fill up his small cabin. Mail Order Bride: Jordyn Settles For Leftovers, is the emotional story of Jordyn, a woman who starts out by lying when she begins a correspondence with a rancher in Oregon who has advertised for a mail order bride. All she wants to do is get out west, learn how to run a ranch, then own one herself--just like she and her now deceased father had planned. Under other deceptions, she gets a free boat ride out to the west coast from a mail order bride company sending one hundred women in search of husbands.

Up and Away - Back in the Day

Author : Mary Schaefer

ISBN10 : 1642377392

Publisher : Gatekeeper Press

Number of Pages : 294

Category : Humor

Viewed : 634


Book Summary: The year is 1961 - the heyday of jet travel has begun, and Christine’s dream has just come true. A small-town girl from the Midwest, she has been accepted by TWA to train as an air hostess, and she is ecstatic at the prospect of becoming a part of the glamorous life of traveling the globe. Up and Away – Back in the Day is a humorous chronicle of her struggles to fit into her new, sophisticated Swinging Sixties world, from the day she arrives in Kansas City for training (TWA has lost her luggage) through the next ten years of her experiences, both on and off the airplane. As she wings her way around the world looking for romance and adventure, she is confronted with combative passengers, non-routine flights, romantic disasters, and several cockroach-infested apartments. Her exploits are presented in a series of monthly letters to her conservative parents, in which she relates the facts as they would want to hear them and concurrent letters to her best friend from college, to whom she tells “the rest of the story.”

My Wars Are Laid Away in Books

Author : Alfred Habegger

ISBN10 : 1588361306

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 784

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 935


Book Summary: Emily Dickinson, probably the most loved and certainly the greatest of American poets, continues to be seen as the most elusive. One reason she has become a timeless icon of mystery for many readers is that her developmental phases have not been clarified. In this exhaustively researched biography, Alfred Habegger presents the first thorough account of Dickinson’s growth–a richly contextualized story of genius in the process of formation and then in the act of overwhelming production. Building on the work of former and contemporary scholars, My Wars Are Laid Away in Books brings to light a wide range of new material from legal archives, congregational records, contemporary women's writing, and previously unpublished fragments of Dickinson’s own letters. Habegger discovers the best available answers to the pressing questions about the poet: Was she lesbian? Who was the person she evidently loved? Why did she refuse to publish and why was this refusal so integral an aspect of her work? Habegger also illuminates many of the essential connection sin Dickinson’s story: between the decay of doctrinal Protestantism and the emergence of her riddling lyric vision; between her father’s political isolation after the Whig Party’s collapse and her private poetic vocation; between her frustrated quest for human intimacy and the tuning of her uniquely seductive voice. The definitive treatment of Dickinson’s life and times, and of her poetic development, My Wars Are Laid Away in Books shows how she could be both a woman of her era and a timeless creator. Although many aspects of her life and work will always elude scrutiny, her living, changing profile at least comes into focus in this meticulous and magisterial biography.

Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work

Author : Jack Corbin Getz

ISBN10 : 1450229298

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 276

Category : Religion

Viewed : 640


Book Summary: Almost everyone has an opinion about what prayer is and how it ought to work. But for many, prayer produces far less than the saints say it should. While some surveys suggest that up to 90 percent of us believe in prayer enough to do it daily, that lofty statistic is tempered by the sobering claim that average believers only pray for eight to twelve minutes a week. If that's not a red warning flag that prayer has a serious public relations problem, what is? Praying When Prayer Doesn’t Work is a thoughtful— often witty—account of the author's journey to find prayer’s elusive promise for himself. A pastor for thirty years, Jack uses humor, plenty of secondary resources, scripture, real-life stories, and his own unique insights to illustrate how both routine and exceptional circumstances may be used to trigger meaningful, ongoing, and productive prayer. While challenging harmful assumptions (dogma) with unconventional observations, Getz also looks at prayer's four public relations problems, identifies the perfect environment for prayer, and examines the three critical attitudes necessary to pray with great effect. Also, the wisdom and helpful suggestions found in the useful study guide can teach sincere seeker's of the truth how to get personal with God and make praying a choice, not a chore.

More Lost Than Found

Author : Jared Herd

ISBN10 : 1400203295

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1070


Book Summary: “I vaguely remember finding Jesus when I was a child, but I vividly recall losing him.” Jared Herd grew up the son of a preacher, baptized in religion before he was ever baptized in church. As a child, his parents went through a painful and public divorce, and Jesus became a distant memory, like an artifact of childhood that gets put away and forgotten. Eventually Jared broke a promise he made to himself and walked back into church. He realized the problem wasn’t God—it was how he had been told to think about God. Like Jared, teenagers and young adults are leaving the church in astonishing numbers. Something is obviously wrong. Is the problem Jesus? Or is the problem how we have been told to think about Jesus? Perhaps you’ve always wondered how music, movies, friends, or anything on the outside of Christianity could relate to your life inside of it. Perhaps something in your life keeps you from believing you would ever fit in as a believer. Maybe you were always told what to become, but no one tried to understand how you became who you are. In More Lost Than Found, Jared Herd comes alongside anyone who has ever struggled with faith to reengage them in the truth they long to hear. If you have ever felt you didn’t fit at church or had questions about God, maybe it’s time to give your faith another chance. God wants to find you where you are. Endorsements: In More Lost Than Found Jared Herd writes with both honesty and hope as he shares his journey and welcomes us all to re-examine true faith in the midst of a fragmented culture. Like he speaks, Jared crafts More Lost Than Found with humor and grace as he seeks to repair pathways once broken and ushers a new generation into the wonder and mystery of the Gospel. ?Louie Giglio, The Passion Movement, Passion City Church Jared Herd is a powerful and free spirit, ruled by truth and grace. He is a voice that comes to us every so often, reminding our mind and soul which direction to amicably go—closer to God. Not only am I grateful to have his writings, I am even more astounded to have him as a friend. Let us all find what we seek. ?Matt Schulze, actor, leading roles in Fast and Furious, The Transporter, and many more Jared Herd belies our usual assumption that to be “wise” one must be “old.” Here is a young guy who teems with shrewd discernment. He is a vigorous boundary-crosser, moving readily back and forth between old and new, secular and sacred, “pop” and serious, innovation and tradition. In the midst of it, he senses a purpose other than his own and a calling out beyond self. Readers are invited to such boundary-crossing toward a future where faith matters enormously. ?Walter Brueggemann- world renowned theologian, Columbia Theological Seminary In More Lost than Found, Jared Herd presents us the Christian faith in a way that is engaging, intellectual, and disarming. He moves between popular culture and his own biblical convictions with a humble and honest voice, while pulling his audience back to a God they've grown weary of. As someone who has worked for over 50 years in the entertainment industry, I can tell you how rare it is to find someone who can speak to the next generation. Jared Herd is one of those voices. I'm grateful for his work and his friendship. ?Michael Jay Solomon, founder, Solomon Entertainment, former president of Warner Bros International Television

Life Finds a Way

Author : Andreas Wagner

ISBN10 : 1541645359

Publisher : Basic Books

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Science

Viewed : 1133


Book Summary: How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity. Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science--that is, in life.

Songs from the Well

Author : Adam Byrn Tritt

ISBN10 : 1629270008

Publisher : Smithcraft Press

Number of Pages : 140

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1203


Book Summary: Songs from the Well: A Memoir of Love is the remarkable chronicle of award-winning poet and author Adam Byrn Tritt's love for his wife, Lee; his sudden and heartbreaking loss of her to brain cancer; and his struggle to find a way back to life, as told through essays and poetry written during their marriage and in the time since her passing. Tritt's hope is that his experiences will help people who are grappling with a loved one's serious illness or loss, and will give their friends and families insight so they may better and more fully understand grief and loss. "So gorgeous, this book! Such beautiful medicine for the human heart. We have lost touch with our ability to grieve well, culturally. We have lost the songs and stories, the ceremonies and rituals. In having the courage to share his own experience of the fullness of grief, Adam Byrn Tritt is helping us to remember, to return to this aspect of our humanity, and to restore these qualities which render it more fully precious and sacred." --Murshida VA, M.Ed., Ed.S., Harvard-trained healer, Sufi teacher, mystic poet, and musician "Grief must be a terribly difficult subject to write about, but the author bravely rises to the occasion. At once heartbreaking and yet life-affirming, this book is a masterpiece of its kind." --Wayne McNeill, author, Songbook for Haunted Boys and Girls