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Essential Transcendentalists

by Geldard Richard G.

An anthology of core writings by the New England Transcendentalists, providing a unique overview of these landmark figures as spiritual thinkers. Interest abounds in the work of the Transcendentalists, such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott. Each year, tens of thousands of readers rediscover Transcendental thought in books and articles, and in visits to historic sites, such as Walden Pond. But few appreciate the truly mystical and contemplative qualities of the Transcendentalists, and the spiritual movements and figures they have since inspired. As Richard G. Geldard-one of today's leading scholars of Emerson-illustrates in The Essential Transcendentalists, Transcendentalism adds up to a school of practical spiritual philosophy that aims to guide the individual toward inner development, much like that of Stoicism in Western antiquity. This current of New England mysticism has influenced modern-day luminaries as diverse as essayist Annie Dillard and Ernest Holmes, founder of the worldwide Religious Science movement. Through revealing commentary, historical overview, and selections from classic works, The Essential Transcendentalists provides a distinctive and heretofore neglected examination of the spiritual breadth and depth of Yankee mysticism.

Essential Transcendentalists

by Richard G. Geldard

Interest abounds in the work of the Transcendentalists, such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Bronson Alcott. Each year, tens of thousands of readers rediscover Transcendental thought in books and articles, and in visits to historic sites, such as Walden Pond. But few appreciate the truly mystical and contemplative qualities of the Transcendentalists, and the spiritual movements and figures they have since inspired. As Richard G. Geldard-one of today's leading scholars of Emerson-illustrates in The Essential Transcendentalists, Transcendentalism adds up to a school of practical spiritual philosophy that aims to guide the individual toward inner development, much like that of Stoicism in Western antiquity. This current of New England mysticism has influenced modern-day luminaries as diverse as essayist Annie Dillard and Ernest Holmes, founder of the worldwide Religious Science movement. Through revealing commentary, historical overview, and selections from classic works, The Essential Transcendentalists provides a distinctive and heretofore neglected examination of the spiritual breadth and depth of "Yankee mysticism."

Essentialism

by Greg Mckeown

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing - it's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.From the Hardcover edition.

Essentials of Managing Stress (2nd edition)

by Brian Luke Seaward

This book teaches practical skills and techniques to handle the daily stresses in life. While other texts are heavy with theory, this book offers both theory and effective application. Book emphasizes that one must look at the mind, body, and spirit as equal parts of the whole person to deal with stress effectively.

Esther: Great Lives Series: Volume 2

by Charles R. Swindoll

Everyone has a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's individual hand, writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther's story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength - attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes.

Etched...Upon My Heart

by Jill Kelly

Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a "living epistle" to her daughters. For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example.As she writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry." Although great personal pain-her young son Hunter's death, her husband's infidelity-informs these pages, Kelly's story is ultimately one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope. Through the moments in time that Jill Kelly recounts, readers will recognize the daily reality and eternal value of God's plan for their own lives.

Ethical Intelligence

by Bruce Weinstein

Ethical intelligence may not get as much attention as other forms of "smarts," but as Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, ful?llment in relationships, and sense of self-worth. After reviewing the ?ve basic ethical principles agreed upon by cultures and religious traditions around the world and throughout time, Weinstein shows readers how to develop their ethics IQ by applying these principles in daily life. Real-world examples and interviews -- with CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and political leaders -- illustrate ethics in action, and their absence. Most strikingly, Weinstein shows that ethical principles aren't just good; they are good for us, bene?ting our health, happiness, and prosperity. While ethical ignorance grabs headlines, it is ethical intelligence that creates the most ful?lling life.

Ethical Mindfulness

by David Smith

To promote health and well-being effectively, mindfulness practice must balance cognitive skills and ethical qualities. This balance facilitates the ability to view our lives from a new and much wider perspective through the application of critical thinking and an openness to questioning old ideas and core beliefs while developing new skills that support personal change and transformation.

Ethical Slut

by Dossie Easton Janet W. Hardy

The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable. For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. "I couldn't stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for Onended edition, is the definitive guide for creating and sustaining all conscious relationships Äîpolyamorous, open, alternative, and monogamous. Don Äôt enter into another relationship without it! Äù ÄîBarbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra ÄúDossie and Janet Äôs blend of good humor and forthright honesty makes for some of the best writing I have found on sexually complicated relationships and blended family options. Engaging, disarming, forthright Äîthis is the book for those of us still brave enough to make the ethically complex choices. Äù ÄîDorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION ÄúI couldn Äôt stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends. Äù ÄîBetty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for One ÄúA useful guidebook for radical relationship travelers . . . experienced counsel to those on the polysexual frontier. Äù ÄîRyam Nearing, Loving More magazine ÄúA post-graduate course in ethical relationships of every stripe. The authors pull no punches and are totally outrageous. . . . You Äôll never be bored. Äù ÄîStan Dale, DHS, founder of the Human Awareness Institute ÄúFrank, funny, and full of practical advice . . . life-saving validation, empathy, and plenty of insider tips from the experienced big sisters you probably weren Äôt fortunate enough to have. Äù ÄîDeborah Anapol, PhD, author of Polyamory: The New Love without LimitsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Ethical Slut

by Dossie Easton Janet W. Hardy

The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable. For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. "I couldn't stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for Onended edition, is the definitive guide for creating and sustaining all conscious relationships Äîpolyamorous, open, alternative, and monogamous. Don Äôt enter into another relationship without it! Äù ÄîBarbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra ÄúDossie and Janet Äôs blend of good humor and forthright honesty makes for some of the best writing I have found on sexually complicated relationships and blended family options. Engaging, disarming, forthright Äîthis is the book for those of us still brave enough to make the ethically complex choices. Äù ÄîDorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION ÄúI couldn Äôt stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends. Äù ÄîBetty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for One ÄúA useful guidebook for radical relationship travelers . . . experienced counsel to those on the polysexual frontier. Äù ÄîRyam Nearing, Loving More magazine ÄúA post-graduate course in ethical relationships of every stripe. The authors pull no punches and are totally outrageous. . . . You Äôll never be bored. Äù ÄîStan Dale, DHS, founder of the Human Awareness Institute ÄúFrank, funny, and full of practical advice . . . life-saving validation, empathy, and plenty of insider tips from the experienced big sisters you probably weren Äôt fortunate enough to have. Äù ÄîDeborah Anapol, PhD, author of Polyamory: The New Love without LimitsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities

by Dossie Easton Catherine A. Liszt

A comprehensive guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want, including skills for sluthood.

Ethical Type Indicator: Packet Of 5

by Larimer Louie

Ethical Type Indicator: Packet Of 5 is an assessment that scores your personality revealing your preferences and the extent the other ethical principles influence your decision making. It contains 42 descriptive statements, with each statement measuring your degree of disagreement or agreement.

Ethical Wills

by Barry K. Baines

As evidenced in the Terri Schiavo case that made national headlines, having a living will is an essential element in ensuring that the way in which you would like to spend your last days will be respected. It informs both family and doctors of your medical treatment preferences in specific situations. An ethical will is a complementary text that communicates personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to relatives and to future generations. It can be more meaningful to friends and family than any material possession you could bequeath to them. Together, living and ethical wills ensure that your wishes and hopes are "on the record," not to be lost, ignored, or forgotten. Offering practical and inspirational advice for people at any stage of life, Ethical and Living Wills includes: --Three recommended writing approaches to capturing our feelings for posterity --Expert information for understanding the legal and practical issues involved in documenting your medical care and treatment preferences in commonly occurring situations --Advice on when to distribute both ethical and living wills -- Tips to protect the legacy you leave in an ethical will-preparing and caring for the document you create

Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper

by Barry K. Baines

As evidenced in the Terri Schiavo case that made national headlines, having a living will is an essential element in ensuring that the way in which you would like to spend your last days will be respected. It informs both family and doctors of your medical treatment preferences in specific situations. An ethical will is a complementary text that communicates personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to relatives and to future generations. It can be more meaningful to friends and family than any material possession you could bequeath to them. Together, living and ethical wills ensure that your wishes and hopes are "on the record," not to be lost, ignored, or forgotten. Offering practical and inspirational advice for people at any stage of life,Ethical and Living Willsincludes: --Three recommended writing approaches to capturing our feelings for posterity --Expert information for understanding the legal and practical issues involved in documenting your medical care and treatment preferences in commonly occurring situations --Advice on when to distribute both ethical and living wills -- Tips to protect the legacy you leave in an ethical will-preparing and caring for the document you create

Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good

by Mark Matousek

Since the days of the first primitive tribes, we have tried to determine why one man is good and another evil. Mark Matousek arrives at the answer in Ethical Wisdom.Contrary to what we've been taught in our reason-obsessed culture, emotions are the bedrock of ethical life; without them, human beings cannot be empathic, moral, or good.But how do we make the judgment call between self-interest and caring for others? What does being good really mean? Which parts of morality are biological, which ethical? When should instinct be trusted and when does it lead us into trouble? How can we know ourselves to be good amidst the hypocrisy, fears, and sabotaging appetites that pervade our two-sided natures?Drawing on the latest scientific research and interviews with social scientists, spiritual leaders, ex-cons, altruists, and philosophers, Matousek examines morality from a scientific, sociological, and anthropological standpoint. Each chapter features a series of questions, readings, interviews, parables, and anecdotes that zoom in on a particular niche of moral inquiry, making this book both utilitarian and fun.Ethical Wisdom is an insightful and important book for readers crisscrossing their own murky moral terrain.From the Hardcover edition.

The Eureka Factor

by John Kounios Mark Beeman

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 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, and including suggestions throughout to help people become more insightful."--Library Journal (starred review) "Kounios and Beeman, distinguished neuroscientists with more than twenty years of cognitive research to their credit, examine such incidents of insight, juxtaposing the mere wonder of it all with the quantifiable science behind how the brain functions. . . . Knowing how and when the brain can spark at maximum responsiveness can open up a world of inventiveness and inspiration. A lively and accessible 'brain' book with wide appeal."--Booklist"Readers curious to know what happens when we solve a problem in a flash will find the latest research here [and] will appreciate [this] 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 economicsFrom the Hardcover edition.

Evangelism Explosion

by D. James Kennedy Thomas H. Stebbins

Well-known pastor explains his program for equipping churches for friendship, evangelism, discipleship, and healthy growth.

Even Eagles Need a Push

by David Mcnally

Discover your strengths, live your dreams! Let go of fear. Discover your true sense of purpose. Live the life you've only imagined!Why does the thrill of soaring begin with the fear of falling? How can you overcome that fear and dare to live? Let David McNally lead you on an extraordinary journey of discovery that takes you from motivation to inspiration to action. Be prepared to work! In this book, you write the ending. Read fascinating anecdotes, stories, personal revelations; practice the meditations, self-assessment exercises, affirmations, and keep track in your journal as you discover the power of your potential and begin to soar. Learn how to Choose your attitude and transform your life Practice positive affirmations to overcome self-doubt Radiate confidence as you discover the power of purpose Use language to help shape your thoughts Achieve what you truly want from lifeMaximize your creative potential. Find success with dignity. Deal with personal crises. Discover your answers in the book that will forever change the way you feel about your work, your dreams, and yourself, as it helps put your own personal powers to work.

Even More Notes from the Universe

by Mike Dooley

Prominent contributor to The Secret, Mike Dooley offers more insightful, entertaining messages to amuse and inspire you. While the first book spoke primarily about new beginnings, and the second book's focus was about traditions, Even More Notes from the Universe speaks on the theme of change, growth and decision-making. Many of the notes echo the overarching theme of personal empowerment, giving readers the help from the cosmos that most of us have needed at one point or another. But throughout the third book, Mike Dooley shares his philosophy of change - when you come to the point in your life where you have a choice between doing what you want to do, and what you have to do, always do what you want, he says. What started in 1998 as a little poem sent out once a week to a handful of email addresses has evolved into an inspiring anecdote delivered to over 150,000 subscribers from 169 countries. Mike Dooley serves as an interpreter for the Universe. Notes from the Universe: Book 3 is the third and final book in the three-volume set that is brimful with powerful affirmations that will have you thinking positively, feeling confident, and walking the path to personal success. When readers discover the truths the Universe is unveiling, they will begin living happier, more fulfilling lives.

Even More Notes from the Universe: Dancing Life's Dance

by Mike Dooley

The Universe -- our eternal partner -- returns for the third installment in the Notes from the Universe series, dispensing wisdom, humor, and insight into the truth about creating the future we desire. Even More Notes from the Universe combines Mike Dooley's pithy and inspiring messages, direct from the Universe, to help you start living the life of your dreams -- today. Focusing on the desired results joyfully and with gratitude is infinitely more engaging than struggling and stressing about them. Relax, laugh, and enjoy the footwork the Universe has to share. Whether your dance is the tango, hula, or one of your own creation, dancing life's dance begins with that first brave step. The music has always been playing your favorite tune, yet hearing it requires action. And right on cue, your unfailing partner, the Universe, begins choreographing players and events in a waltz of miracles, moving heaven and earth to align the future of your dreams with your present circumstances. Nothing is impractical, impossible, or out of reach. Your thoughts create worlds, your words shape the future, and the steps you take unleash the magic behind creation. In this third book in the Notes from the Universe trilogy, Mike Dooley brings a fresh perspective from your most loyal friend.

Ever Increasing Faith

by Smith Wigglesworth

This is the story of an unschooled plumber, Smith Wigglesworth, who became a world-renowned evangelist and brought healing, faith, and revelation to thousands during his lifetime.

Every Day for Every Man: 365 Readings for Those Engaged in the Battle

by Stephen Arterburn Fred Stoeker Mike Yorkey Kenny Luck

It's Time to Gear Up for Battle You're bombarded with temptation daily, pressured from every side to compromise your sexual, spiritual, and personal integrity. Sometimes you feel as if you're standing alone, fighting a losing battle for honor in our anything-goes culture. It takes guts-and a firm commitment-to align yourself with God's unchanging standards no matter what the world, your coworkers, or even other Christians define as "normal. " AndEveryday for Every Manprovides the hard-hitting challenges and encouragement you need to live with integrity and purity in every area of your life. Adapted from the best-selling Every Man series, each one-page daily devotional tackles sensitive topics with frankness and honesty and reinforces key principles for building moral strength. With 365 power-packed readings,Everyday for Every Manequips you with the weapons and armor you need to fight temptation each day-and emerge victorious. From the Hardcover edition.

Every Day God

by Takeko Hose David Hose

When Takeko Hose was shot and paralyzed from the knees down, she and her husband, David, turned to prayer more fervently than ever. They received all they'd hoped for and more. Every Day God recounts the dialogues Takeko and David have engaged in with God for eight years. To them, God is akin to a warm and caring parent eager to nurture and love every child unconditionally. Moreover, with the right seeking, each person can access this divine source at the core of his or her being.

Every Day I Pray

by Iyanla Vanzant

From the bestselling author of Until Today! and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up comes a unique invitation to prayer -- and her most deeply personal book yet.Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think their prayers are unworthy. Here, Iyanla shares the realizations that changed her experience with prayer once and for all: Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer; focus on God's presence in everything -- and everyone -- and prayer becomes as natural as breathing. The prayers in Everyday I Pray culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of readers, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites readers everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.

Every Day Love

by Judy Ford

A peek into love that comforts and thrives, Every Day Love is filled with stories and experiences that are often overlooked as insignificant. These small moments from the heart of a relationship are actually nothing less than the nuts and bolts of loving. Full of tiny tales of lovers' quarrels, heartaches, and glorious triumphs, this book gives readers snapshots of the loving nuances that transform our differences into common bonds, the small yet noteworthy actions that keep love fresh, every day. In experiencing these small but lovely moments, readers learn from reading Every Day Love? how to avoid pitfalls and celebrate the differences between themselves and their love - after all, wasn't it curiosity about those differences that piqued your interest in the first place? Proving that it's the delicate pinch of difference that keeps lovers fascinating and fascinated, this book celebrates the effort and determination required to love an imperfect someone. Every Day Love proves that the best part about love is the resolve that keeps it lively.

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