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What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book. SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK 1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions. 2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance. 3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards? 4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships. 5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck. 6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes. 7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others. Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.
There's no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team. Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing. If you are satisfied with those results, you don't need this book. If not, it's time for a change. Like your own personal trainer,7 Practices of Effective Ministryis an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. Here are seven strategic principles that when put into play will bring focus and clarity to everything you do and turn your ministry into a winning team. "For many years, I practiced and taught church growth. What I have witnessed as a member at North Point takes church growth to a whole new level. Andy and his team communicate principles that will add value to you and the church you love. " John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group "Every professional athlete recognizes the value of solid coaching. The best are always working to get better. From what I've seen at North Point, these seven practices can improve the game of any church in America. " John Smoltz, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher "The practices covered in this book are down-to-earth, practical, and come from real difference-makers who know what church leadership is all about. Andy, Reggie, and Lane have definitely hit the ball out of the park withthe7 Practices of Effective Ministry. " Ed Young, Jr. , senior pastor, Fellowship Church Story Behind the Book Looking for ways to help pastors faced with hectic lives and depleted resources, Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones decided to write a parable about the complicated life of a local pastor. Rather than come straight at those in ministry with formulas and lists, they engage readers in an effort to have them identify with the character.
This is a great manual on how to make your marriage work. The authors postulate some common problems and their solutions. The book is filled with questionaires to help you assess your current position and exercises to help you and your spouse do a better job in your marriage.
The author explains the seven reasons why he believes the Bible is a trustworthy book.
The words spoken from the cross, says Dr. Arthur W. Pink, "reveal the excellencies of the One who suffered there; and inform us of the purpose, the meaning, the sufferings, and the sufficiency of the Death Divine."
A definitive guide to the latest tactics for avoiding heart disease and a heart attack -- from a trusted physician and bestselling author Dr. Bob Arnot offers cutting-edge advice on a subject at the forefront of the nation's health consciousness: heart health. When Dr. Arnot's father -- himself a distinguished doctor -- died of a massive heart attack a year ago, it came as a horrible shock. A heart attack can happen to anyone, but upon further investigation, Dr. Arnot came to the realization that his father's death might have been preventable. The tragedy inspired Dr. Arnot to write this book, exploring all the very latest advances in medical science, many of which have occurred in the last year, and developing steps that can help people avoid his father's fate. Dr. Bob discusses how to: ·Know the warning signs. ·Determine your risk. ·Get the right diagnosis. ·Get the right medications. ·Get the right procedures. Based on extensive discussions with renowned experts in the field of cardiology (who are quoted extensively), Seven Steps to Stop a Heart Attack covers all the risks, symptoms, procedures, and medications in prose that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. For a country in which half a million people die each year from heart attacks, this is a work of profound importancefor the general public and physicians alike.
No brand is more trusted among teens and young women than Seventeen. The monthly magazine's more than 13 million devoted readers know it is the place to learn about what matters most to a girl--and fashion is at the top of the list! Packed with amazing clothes and indispensable style advice, Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is the book readers will turn to again and again for fashion inspiration. Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is all about teaching young women to cultivate their own unique style. The book draws advice from the magazine's editors, real-girl style experts, Hollywood stylists, and celebrity fashion icons. Its chapters explore seven timeless fashion vibes: Classic, Edgy, Girly, Glam, Sporty, Artsy, and Boho. Each section breaks down all a girl needs to know about mastering the look and giving it her personal twist. Throughout its beautifully illustrated pages, the book also provides young women with endless ideas to maximize their wardrobe, stretch their dollar, and make everyday basics work in hundreds of ways. Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is an indispensable resource for young fashionistas everywhere.
The book used by Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, which is based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous.
This book is about enjoying the gift of sex as a way of celebrating and knowing its gracious giver.
Relationship experts Dr. Joel Block and Kimberly Dawn Neumann teach couples how to build sexual intimacy and use it to conquer obstacles outside the bedroom - identifying fifteen of the most common problems couples run into and the sexual solution to each one.
If missionary has become monotonous, and doggy has gotten dull, then turn to the Sex Deck. Tonight, skip the same-old-same-old and give Leg Wrap, Easy Rider, or The Sun Worshiper a try. This provocative and inspiring deck from the international best-seller, The Lover's Guide, offers over 50 ways for lovers to spice up their sex play. Pull a card at random for some steamy spontaneity, leave a suggestion in a lover's briefcase or purse, or slip it under their pillow.
From the New York Times bestselling author of She Comes First and Be Honest--You're Not That Into Him Either comes a revolutionary 30-day program to detoxify and rejuvenate your love life For many of us--whether we're in a relationship or actively dating in the hopes of finding that special someone--our love lives have become a source of toxicity. Sex Recharge offers a new way to start fresh and take action. In this practical, life-changing guide, Ian Kerner lays out a friendly, achievable 30-day course of action to help you rebuild your love life from the inside out. Whether you're single or coupled, Sex Recharge will enable you to achieve the relationship results you deserve.
This deliciously salacious daybook offers you a cornucopia of sensual delights designed to fire up every desire and satisfy every sexual fantasy.
There is an alternative to 12-step! Eliminate or reduce any type of addictive behavior with the new second edition of this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictions "as a whole," rather than dealing separately with each issue (e. g. , drinking, smoking, overeating, gambling. . . ). Dr. Horvath's rational approach is based on scientifically validated methods and emphasizes taking responsibility for your actions, without requiring an allegiance to a "higher power. " Teaches readers about consequences (and even possible benefits) of addictive behavior, alternative coping methods, choice, understanding and coping with urges, building a new lifestyle, preventing relapse. Includes dozens of exercises, self-study questions, guidelines for individual change plans.
Sex Made Easyis a punch, direct, and no-nonsense guide that confronts those problems that often arise- things that women are usually too embarrassed to talk about. Debby Herbenick is not just a scientist, but also a sex expert who has conducted important research at the Kinsey Institute for over a decade. But Dr. Herbenick has anticipated women's questions-everything from orgasms and erections to vibrators-and provides simple and frank answers. It will give readers the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need for a more fulfilling sex life.
For such a popular subject, it's amazing how little many of us really know about sex. That's where Jane Bogart comes in. As a frequent guest on television networks like MTV, "Sex Jane" has become one of the most respected "sexperts" in the nation. Here she employs her frank, easygoing style to give readers the ultimate sex education course-a combination of scientific information, how-to descriptions, and interactive activities that will help readers put their sexual histories in perspective, get them in touch with their true desires, and chart a course for how to achieve these goals in the future. <P> Full of great tips and illuminating real-life testimonies, Sexploration is for people of all ages who want to get in touch with their erotic side and get after it! <P> Sexploration features:<P> * Self-assessment exercises<P> * Enlightening quizzes<P> * Great advice<P> * Entertaining anecdotes from sexually active people of all ages, <P> and much more
In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac through a unique, wholly original astrological philosophy. In this highly entertaining and illuminating treatise, Starsky and Cox uncover the naked truth behind each of the zodiac's twenty-four gender signs. Featuring brainy, frank, and fearless discussions that are sure to feed the head and tickle the funny bone if not other parts of the anatomy, the authors examine the sexual makeup of each sign in titillating detail -- male, female, straight, and gay. Within each profile, you'll find three parts: Sign + Mind -- offers a comprehensive psychological reading, drawing from wide-ranging sources, ancient and modern Body + Soul -- exposes the individual's physical attributes from head to toe, as well as his or her mode of expression Sex + Sexuality -- details sexual behavior and attitudes, both inside and outside the bedroom Finally, compatibility sections evaluate all possible cosmic couplings, straight and gay. From fantasies to favorite positions, erogenous zones to emotional needs, Sextrology will help you better comprehend your and others' sexual character, improve your understanding of relationship roles, and find out what to expect from the new person in your life. No stone is left unturned in this intelligent and enlightening investigation of sex and the sexes that will once again have people asking, "What's your sign?
Brimming with confidence-boosting techniques and inspiring personal stories of rejuvenated relationships, this guide opens a new world of passion for every couple, helping women to connect with their men on every level, and enabling them to fully enjoy the enduring union that marriage can be.
Perfect for couples who love to learn new things between the sheets, it's a book you will want to keep on your nightstand!--Tamsen Fadal, TV host, relationship expert, and author of Why Hasn't He Called? And Why Hasn't He Proposed? Spice Up Your Sex Life with Sexy Slang! Based on the wildly successful Sexy Slang board games and apparel, this book offers a steamy yet playful way to talk about sex. Featuring 69 his and her challenges on topics ranging from Hooters, Hoohas, to No, It's Not a Back Massager, Sexy Slang's Bedroom Challenges will have you laughing together as you decipher the clever Sexy Slang pictograms.
The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, For Women and Menby Suzanne Somers Robert A. Greene
An enlightening exploration of hormone replacement for both men and women
There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby. Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais, mother to a one-year-old and author of 'The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women', is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In 'Sh!t No One Tells You', Dais tells it like it is, revealing what it's really like to be a new parent and providing helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they're suddenly facing. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms-along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood.
Women have to negotiate not harder, but smarter.
Do you long to be seductive? Have a desire to be seduced? Then "let lips do what hands do" and put into practice the most enticing baubles of seduction ever written. Shakespeare and the Art of Verbal Seduction contains the Bard's best seducing lines to cajole, charm, and even proposition the object of your desire. Shakespeare is the master of persuasion. He induces the hardest of hearts to give up mind, body, and soul with a brilliant flash of words. Here they're collected for you, his little miracles of language, arranged in ten strategies for every stage of a love affair, from first encounter to the full throes of passion. Never again let your desire flounder in bad come-ons. Learn the art of seduction from the greatest seducer of all time, and get what you want. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Feeling overwhelmed by your family life? Whether you're in crisis or just wish you were closer, family and relationship counselor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach can help. Influenced by his own experience as a child of divorce, the host of the TLC series Shalom in the Home gets to the heart of family dynamics and individual personalities to help families build deeper, more loving relationships. His insights and encouragements help you cope with all the most common domestic issues: relationships, parenting, in-laws, neighbors and more. "I'm here to inspire people to be good people first, a good couple second, and good parents third," says Shmuley. He illustrates how families can strengthen their bonds with unforgettable stories of families in crisis who undergo intensive counseling to improve their relationships and bring peace, or "shalom," to their homes.
Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it's neither- in fact it's much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the acronym SHAM), Salerno offers the first serious exposé of this multibillion-dollar industry and the real damage it is doing- not just to its paying customers, but to all of American society. Based on the author's extensive reporting- and the inside look at the industry he got while working at a leading "lifestyle" publisher- SHAM shows how thinly credentialed "experts" now dispense advice on everything from mental health to relationships to diet to personal finance to business strategy. Americans spend upward of $8 billion every year on self-help programs and products. And those staggering financial costs are actually the least of our worries. Sham demonstrates how the self-help movement's core philosophies have infected virtually every aspect of American life- the home, the workplace, the schools, and more. And Salerno exposes the downside of being uplifted, showing how the "empowering" message that dominates self-help today proves just as damaging as the blame-shifting rhetoric of self-help's "Recovery" movement. Sham also reveals: * How self-help gurus conduct extensive market research to reach the same customers over and over- without ever helping them * The inside story on the most notorious gurus- from Dr. Phil to Dr. Laura, from Tony Robbins to John Gray * How your company might be wasting money on motivational speakers, "executive coaches," and other quick fixes that often hurt quality, productivity, and morale * How the Recovery movement has eradicated notions of personal responsibility by labeling just about anything- from drug abuse to "sex addiction" to shoplifting- a dysfunction or disease * How Americans blindly accept that twelve-step programs offer the only hope of treating addiction, when in fact these programs can do more harm than good * How the self-help movement inspired the disastrous emphasis on self-esteem in our schools * How self-help rhetoric has pushed people away from proven medical treatments by persuading them that they can cure themselves through sheer application of will. As Salerno shows, to describe self-help as a waste of time and money vastly understates its collateral damage. And with Sham, the self-help industry has finally been called to account for the damage it has done.
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