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Developing the Leader Within You

by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell's first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group-a family, a church, a nonprofit, a business-and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you. You will learn: The True Definition of Leader. "Leadership is influence. That's it. Nothing more; nothing less. " The Traits of Leadership. "Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were 'born with it. ' The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. " The Difference Between Management and Leadership. "Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader. " God has called every believer to influence others, to besalt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.

Developing the Leader Within You Workbook

by John Maxwell

In the Developing the Leader Within You Workbook, John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines specific ways each reader can apply principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change.Developing the Leader Within You Workbook also allows readers to discover how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this companion to the bestseller, John Maxwell shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.

The Devil Problem and Other True Stories

by David Remnick

Readers know from his now classic "Lenin's Tomb" that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes about Gary Hart stumbling through life after Donna Rice or Mario Cuomo, who now presides over a Saturday morning radio talk show, fielding questions from crackpots, or about Michael Jordan's awesome return to the Chicago Bulls -- or Reggie Jackson's last times at bat. Remnick's portraits of such disparate characters as Alger Hiss and Ralph Ellison, Richard Nixon and Elaine Pagels, Gerry Adams and Marion Barry are unified by this extraordinary ability to create a living character, so that the pieces in this book, taken together, constitute a splendid pageant of the representative characters of our time.

Devotional Stories for Christian Moms

by Adams Media

In Devotional Stories for Christian Moms, you'll find three touching, biblical-themed stories written by devoted mothers who have welcomed the Lord into their daily lives. Celebrating the God-given beauty, strength, and wisdom of mothers everywhere, these reflections will inspire and delight you. Being a good mother is never easy. But with Devotional Stories for Christian Moms, you have all you need to help deepen your faith in God, family, and the power of a mother's love.

Devotional Stories for Christians

by Adams Media

In Devotional Stories for Christians, you'll find three stories that provide a devout dose of comfort, strength and inspiration. These stories combine biblical passages and commentary with touching stories that will warm your heart. You'll be inspired when you celebrate these cherished stories of Jesus entering into everyday life.

Devotional Stories for Women

by Adams Media

Being a woman is a blessing--and a challenge. Juggling all those roles--daughter, mother, sister, friend, colleague, wife, and more--isn't easy. And without God's grace, it often seems impossible. In Devotional Stories for Women, you'll find three biblical passages and accounts of women's real-life encounters with God. These stories extend a sisterly hand to help you stay on the path of Christian love and devotion.

Devotions for Choirs

by Genevieve Dehoog

These brief, easy-to-use devotions are ideal for use during choir rehearsal or before a choir program. Each devotion includes Scripture, devotional reflection, and a prayer.

Devotions for Debtors

by Kristen Johnson Ingram

Getting out of debt, and staying out, is more than a financial formula--it's a daily choice that you can make. Filled with one hundred and twenty devotions that will help you break the habits that lead to debt and Scriptural passages to meet the very real needs of this difficult journey, Devotions for Debtors is a handy, helpful guide to learning to live within your means. Meditations address such topics as gift-giving temptation, the joys of no-money fun, and how to ask God for help dealing with the rollercoaster of emotions debt can bring on. Each devotion also includes thoughts for further reflection and exercises that may inspire you to pursue wellness in other areas of your life as well. An inspired, practical guide to changing your life, Devotions for Debtors is here to help.

The Dewey Color System

by Dewey Sadka

Discover your true colors! A personality test that goes beyond language: Your color preferences quickly reveal who you are--not who you believe yourself to be. Discover your motivations, passions, and powers with the Dewey Colors System, a groundbreaking, fun, and remarkably accurate personality test, now easier to use than ever in our new deck format. Just choose your favorite and least favorite from a selection of 66 different hues, then flip the card over for valuable insights into your true nature.

The Dewey Color System for Relationships: The Ultimate Compatibility Test for Love, Friendship, and Career Success

by Dewey Sadka

DO YOUR RELATIONSHIPS MIX, MATCH, OR CLASH? More than 70 million people have discovered hidden truths about their personality using the Dewey Color System®, a highly accurate self-test that shows what the colors you like and dislike reveal about you. Now, The Dewey Color System for Relationships helps you determine your compatibility with other color types in romantic, platonic, and professional relationships. Using this innovative yet surprisingly simple system, you can easily discover whose true colors are the best match for yours. Are you always attracted to adventurous blue-oranges? Will a friend who loves yellow calm you down or drive you crazy? Do you work best with the colleague who's a take-charge red-green? With The Dewey Color System for Relationships, you can discover the secrets of successfully communicating with your romantic partner, friends, family, and even your coworkers and boss. Just choose your colors and have the other person do the same. Then compare personalized profiles to gain insight into why you interact the way you do. The Dewey Color System for Relationships is your key to a life full of colorful characters.

Diabetes and You: Taking Charge of Your Health (Cornerstones4Care)

by Novo Nordisk

Provides basic and easy to understand information on what diabetes is, what impact it has on your body and how the various treatments work. Provides a check list and a sample care plan.

Diabetes Burnout

by William H. Polonsky

Diabetes Burnout is an interactive book that addresses the emotional issues that contribute to poor glycemic control and provides guidance to overcoming the barriers to good self-care. Worksheets help you assess your current state of motivation and establish a successful plan of action. This book addresses not only your frustrations, but also how burnout may contribute to poor self-care, high blood glucose & later complications. A series of interactive questionnaires and self-evaluations guide you toward overcoming barriers to good control.

Diabetic Living Diabetes What to Eat

by Better Homes Gardens

The essential cookbook and everyday guide on what to eat when you have diabetes Diabetic Living® magazine's trustworthy resource for anyone living with diabetes gives over 200 recipes and essential advice on what to eat in order to control blood sugar, feel better, and enjoy delicious meals every day. Enjoy carb-smart recipes like Beef Fajitas, Panko-Crusted Chicken, Speedy Pizza Bites, and Layered Brownies. In addition, you'll find the information every newly diagnosed individual needs to know to eat right--from how to shop for groceries and read food labels to counting carbs--all clearly explained in the magazine's friendly, approachable style. Features include: Chapters covering breakfast, salads, soups, sandwiches, main dishes and slow-cooker suppers, desserts, snacks, and drinks More than 200 beautiful full-color photographs A complete intro chapter on controlling blood sugar, counting carbs, navigating the grocery store, stocking your pantry, and more Full nutrition information and highlighted carb counts provided for every recipe

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger

by Alexander L. Chapman Kim L. Gratz

Do you struggle with anger? Is it hurting your relationships and holding you back from living the life you want? This book offers powerful, proven-effective dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills to help you understand and manage anger before it gets the better of you. Anger is a natural human emotion, and everyone feels it at some point in their lives. But if you suffer from chronic anger, it can throw your life out of balance and wreak havoc on relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and work colleagues. So, how can you get your anger under control before it causes real consequences? Written by two world-renowned researchers in the field of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger offers evidence-based skills designed to help you understand, accept, and regulate chronic anger and other intense emotions. DBT is a powerful and proven-effective treatment for regulating intense emotions such as anger. With its dialectical focus on acceptance and change, its roots in basic behavioral and emotion science, and its practical, easy-to-use skills, DBT provides a unique and effective approach for understanding and managing anger. If you're ready to move past your anger once and for all--and start living a better life--this book will show you how.

Dialogues with the Divine

by Sondra Sula

Follow an ordinary woman's quest for answers to life's most universally pondered questions. . . If you could chat with the creator of the universe, what would you say? Exciting, right? On second thought, sounds a bit intimidating! But what if you could experience--risk free--someone else's conversation with God? It may just stimulate your own. Dialogues with the Divine follows Sondra Sula's quest to find answers to age-old questions, straight from the source: God. At the beginning of her journey, she interacted with flora, fauna, and objects as the intermediary between her and God. She'd "talk" with a particular subject (praying mantis, flower, tree or whatever she gravitated to at that particular time) recording her side of the conversation and the subject's side. After several years, she discovered she no longer needed a mediator and she felt comfortable addressing God directly. At first, Sula came to God only when she had a problem to solve, but when she quickly ran out of "problems," she simply spent time conversing. They talk about generosity, compassion, illness, fear, serenity, gratitude, and so much more. Throughout their conversations, God plays a variety of roles from best friend to therapist to parental figure, but above all--Divine Being. As their intimacy evolves, layers of Sula's previously unknown dishonesty peel away, replaced by a transparency that lays bare her soul. Dialogues with the Divine will help readers reignite their desire for personal enlightenment by simply eavesdropping on conversations with the potential to change their lives. The unwavering message throughout the book is that we are each loved for our unique selves with the potential to access God at any time. "Please take what moves you from this book to draw closer to God, and what does not resonate, let it pass by you like the wind on its journey toward another soul. " -Sondra Sula

The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of A. H. Almaas

by John Davis A. H. Almaas

The Diamond Approach has been developed and taught over the last twenty-five years by Hameed Ali (known chiefly by his pen name, A. H. Almaas), who is widely recognized as a leader in the integration of spirituality and psychology. This is the first book to introduce the complete spectrum of his teachings to a general audience.

Diamonds in the Dust: 366 Sparkling Devotions

by Joni Eareckson Tada

A sample devotion: January 13-- A Dozen ways to Be Miserable. "Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul." Job 7: 11. There are some people who need no help at all when it comes to being miserable. For them, it comes naturally. But in case you're looking for a few suggestions on how to be more miserable, take this advice: Worry every single day about something. It won't add a cubit to your stature, but it will give you plenty to think about. Count your troubles. Do it at the breakfast table, preferably, so that you can make everyone else miserable, too. Pity yourself. Do this especially if no one else is pitying you. Don't be compassionate. Don't dare get involved in the lives of people who spill their troubles all over you. If you do, you may end up neglecting your own troubles, and that would be a waste. Don't let Bible reading and prayer get in the way of what's really relevant. After all, focusing your sights on things unseen is too eternal; rather, be relevant and get caught up in the here and now. Finally, devise skillful ways to serve both God and the world. Show everyone that Christians can be in the world and of the world. There are people around you for whom misery is a way of life. The world has enough misery of its own without Christians adding to it. We are to be in this world, not of it. Do you know someone for whom misery comes naturally? Lift his sights, jar his thinking, give him hope beyond his misery by showing him at least a dozen ways to trust in the Lord of JOY. Lord, I want to reverse the plea of job. I give You any anguish in my spirit, and I confess any bitterness in my soul. I will not complain. And if I'm to speak out, I will sing and shout Your praises.

Diane Stein's Guide to Goddess Craft

by Diane Stein

Originally published as The Women's Spirituality Book, this guide describes the beliefs and practices of the Goddess craft as it relates to the daily lives of women. It emphasizes achieving power and control through healing, visualization, Tarot, and the women's I Ching.Diane Stein teaches the specific techniques-the craft-of this worship, encouraging women to become leaders in the transformation of the world into a safer, gentler place for all.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife

by Brenda Wilhelmson

Brenda Wilhelmson was like a lot of women in her neighborhood. She had a husband and two children. She was educated and made a good living as a writer. She had a vibrant social life with a tight circle of friends. She could party until dawn and take her children to school the next day. From the outside, she appeared to have it all together. But, in truth, alcohol was slowly taking over, turning her world on its side. Waking up to another hangover, growing tired of embarrassing herself in front of friends and family, and feeling important moments slip away, Brenda made the most critical decision of her life: to get sober. She kept a diary of her first year (and beyond) in recovery, chronicling the struggles of finding a meeting she could look forward to, relating to her fellow alcoholics, and finding a sponsor with whom she connected. Along the way, she discovered the challenges and pleasures of living each day without alcohol, navigating a social circle where booze is a centerpiece, and dealing with her alcoholic father's terminal illness and denial. Brenda Wilhelmson's Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife offers insight, wisdom, and relevance for readers in recovery, as well as their loved ones, no matter how long they've been sober.

Diary of an ex smoker - The path to liberation from smoke

by Francesca Guastella Gabriele Sciti

In this ebook, in the form of a diary, the author recounts his daily experience in an attempt to kick the habit of smoking. Most of those who wat to become ex-smokers will experience the fears, anxieties and experiences of the author. This diary will show you the method with which you can stop smoking, through the experience of a person like he who fought, day after day, against this serious addiction that was ruining his life. This ebook wants to prove that you too can follow the author's experience and definitely free you from the deadly trap of smoking. Quit smoking now you can!

Did I kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred

by Carolyn Mcculley

through personal anecdotes and careful examination of Scripture, Carolyn McCulley challenges single women to regard their singleness not as a burden, but as a gift from God that allows them to perform a unique role in the body of Christ.

Die Empty

by Todd Henry

Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Each day that you postpone the hard work and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation will result in a net deficit to the world, to your company, and to yourself. Die Empty is a tool for individuals and companies that aren't willing to put off their best work. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep people in stagnation and introduces a three-part process for tapping into your passion: Excavate: Find the bedrock of your work to discover what drives you. Cultivate: Learn how to develop the curiosity, humility, and persistence that save you from getting stuck in ruts. Resonate: Learn how your unique brilliance can inspire others. Henry shows how to find and sustain your passion and curiosity, even in tough times.d, our organizations, and ourselves. Die Empty is a tool for people who aren't willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course. It's not about slaving over a project or living on a whim--it's about embracing the idea that time is finite and making the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to cultivate the mind-set and the methods you need to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. His guiding principles and checkpoints include: DEFINE YOUR BATTLES: Counter aimlessness by defining your goals wisely and build your life around achieving them. BE FIERCELY CURIOUS: Prevent boredom from dulling your senses by approaching your work with curiosity. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Make a valuable contribution to the world by getting uncomfortable and embracing lifelong growth and skill development. Sure to bring clarity and a sense of urgency to how you approach your work every day, Die Empty will help you reach for and achieve your goals.

Die Empty

by Todd Henry

Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow to do our most important and valuable work. We fill our days with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines and chase the next promotion. But by the end of each day we're often left asking ourselves "did the work I do today really matter?" We feel the ticking of the clock, but we're stuck in first gear, unsure of the path forward and without a road map to guide us. Her'e the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant. Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves. Die Empty is a tool for people who aren't willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation, and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course. It's not about slaving over a project or living on a whim it's about embracing the idea that time is finite and making the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to cultivate the mindset and the methods you need to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. Sure to bring a newfound clarity and a sense of urgency to how you approach your work every day, Die Empty will help you reach for and achieve your goals.

Die Wise

by Stephen Jenkinson

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it.Table of ContentsThe Ordeal of a Managed DeathStealing Meaning from DyingThe Tyrant HopeThe Quality of LifeYes, But Not Like ThisThe WorkSo Who Are the Dying to You? Dying Facing HomeWhat Dying Asks of Us AllKidsAh, My Friend the EnemyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Diet Alternative

by Diane Hampton

"While this book is specifically oriented to overeating, these same principles can be used to overcome smoking, drinking, and other areas of compulsive behavior. God wants us to walk in victory in every area of our life!" The author is no stranger to dieting. After many failed attempts to maintain healthy eating habits, she turned to the Scriptures and found principles to help her. This is both her personal story as well as a how-to primer.

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