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The story of a young marine's return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family. Finally, Levi Katznelson's older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a high school star who had it all and gave it up to serve in a war Levi can't understand. Things have been on hold since Boaz left. With the help of his two best friends Levi has fumbled his way through high school, weary of his role as little brother to the hero. But when Boaz walks through the front door after his tour of duty is over, Levi knows there's something wrong. Boaz is home, safe. But Levi knows that his brother is not the same. Maybe things will never return to normal. Then Boaz leaves again, and this time Levi follows him, determined to understand who his brother was, who he has become, and how to bring him home again. Award-winning author Dana Reinhardt introduces readers to Levi, who has never known what he believes, and whose journey reveals truths only a brother knows. From the Hardcover edition.
A book containing Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and other great poems, stories and essays.
In this exploration of central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning, relevant and essential for modern Christians. He uncovers what the Bible says about morality, power, wisdom and the generosity of God in a manner that demands a life changing response from believers. Rohr offers his readers a Christian vision of abundance, grace and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgment and fear, a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others and the world. In this explanation of central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning relevant and essential for modern Christians. He uncovers what the Bible says about morality, power, wisdom, and the generosity of God in a manner that demands a life-changing response from believers.
Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She's followed him on every adventure--opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she's picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it's her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she's eager to start a family--until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever. Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B. Grateful to have Brad alive, Bailey tries to make his dream her own. The lighthouse is beautiful, but the challenges--renovating, bringing in supplies by boat, navigating the locals and guests--are enormous. And then Bailey discovers a secret in Brad's past that compels her to question her husband, her marriage, and how far she'll go to keep them both. . . Thoughtful and moving, The Things I Do for You exhibits a rare understanding of the joys, compromises, and small rebellions that lie at the heart of every marriage, and of the resilience and surprising power of love. Praise for Mary Carter's My Sister's Voice "At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels. " --Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer Friends"Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried. " --Cathy Lamb, author of A Different Kind of Normal
Everyone has disturbing thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. Then one day she envisions harming him. The images are so gruesome, she can't get them out of her mind. In fact, Dani's worried that she might actually kill Alex. So she confesses her thoughts to keep him safe--and consequently sets off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group. Through the help of a daring psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice...and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid. Janet Ruth Young writes convincingly about mental illness. Dani's disorder is based on a real form of OCD and her treatment incorporates actual psychiatric methods, making The Babysitter Murders an authentic read that teens won't be able to put down.
When Nick's wife Kate dies he moves back into the family home to raise their two young children. To help him, Kate has left a book with a list of things she wants Nick to know - the dos and don'ts of bringing up two children. But within the book Kate has also included memories of their life together before they separated. As Nick slowly navigates his way through the book he rediscovers his children and the man he was before the accident that tore his life and family apart. Will he finally learn to forgive himself and move on?
The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned. Relationships end. And in almost all of them, even the most callow among us take something away. This is a book about that something, whether it be major life lessons, like 'If you lie, you will get caught,' simple truths like, 'Flowers work,' or something wholly unique like, 'Watch out for the high strung brother in the military.' This anthology will be comprised of longer and shorter pieces, drawn from an array of impressive celebrities, writers and public figures. Some pieces may be a paragraph in length while others will be full-blown essays. All of them will be about that salient something men take away from a failed relationship. Yes, men learn. This is not a touchy-feely book. This is not a self-help book. This is a book packed with smart, funny and insightful stories from men you probably thought never got dumped, or if they did, would never admit it."
Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea, presented in an accessible and attractive format. O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey of native objects from Korea, from totems(Changsung) to hair-pins(binyo), crock pots(Changdokdae) to temple bells(Jong), scissors(Kawi) to graves(mudon) explaining their significance and place in everyday Korean life.Each item in the book is listed under its English and Korean name; a glossary is provided to further assist the reader. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 color illustrations, Things Korean is a magnificent celebration of Korean culture.
Even before the author lost her sight, she was interested in how things are never as we recall them.
This is the third book in the series, and Bobby and Alicia are together again. There's an invisible man and Bobby and Alicia are in danger. Can they help William and avoid the police? Alicia may be blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see what's happening right in front of her eyes. Like how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby-now Robert-has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family-or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this time? If her normally sharp instincts are wrong, the results could be disastrous.
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah "touches the deepest, most tender corner of our hearts" (Tami Hoag). Her last novel, Between Sisters, was chosen by CBS's The Early Show as one of the best books of the summer. Now she returns with The Things We Do for Love-a poignant, evocative story that celebrates the magic of motherhood, the joys of coming home, and the price we so willingly pay for love. The youngest of three daughters, Angela DeSaria Malone was always "the princess" of the family, a girl who thought she knew how her life would unfold. High School. College. Marriage. Motherhood. That was how it had gone for her sisters, her cousins, her friends. But it didn't work out that way for Angie. She and her husband tried desperately to have a child; year after year, their perfectly decorated nursery remained empty. Finally, their marriage collapsed under the weight of lost dreams. After the divorce, Angie moved back to her hometown and rejoined her loud, loving, slightly crazy family. In West End, a place where life rises and falls in time with the tides, she will find the man who once again will open her heart to love . . . and meet the girl who will change Angie's life. Lauren Ribido lives in a rundown apartment in a bad part of town with a mother who cares more about her next drink than about her daughter. At seventeen, Lauren knows that her aspirations in life may never come to pass. From the moment they meet, Angie sees something special in Lauren. They form a quick connection, this woman who is desperate for a daughter and the girl who has never known a mother's love. When Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie doesn't hesitate to offer the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. In a dramatic turn of events, she and Lauren will be tested in a way that mothers and daughters seldom are. Together they will embark on an intensely moving, deeply emotional journey to the very heart of what it means to be a family. From the Hardcover edition.
For the millions of readers of Napoleon Hill's classic bestseller Think and Grow Rich comes this inspiring journal-the ultimate way to add riches and success into their lives. Designed to be used in conjunction with Hill's original classic, The Think and Grow Rich Success Journal is a tool that will help readers chronicle their thoughts as they go through the Think and Grow Rich journey, but also remind them to list desires, record questions, make lists, express "a-ha" moments, and more. This wonderfully packaged journal comes with plenty of pages for a complete ninety-day experience. By writing down the successes that they encounter as they read Think and Grow Rich, readers will become more accustomed to acknowledging the opportunities and riches they already have and receive on a daily basis. With this book, they'll be able to retrain the mind to see prosperity every day, and create new habits of success that will yield long-term results. The Think and Grow Rich Success Journal includes: *Inspiring quotes from Think and Grow Rich *A motivational checklist to stay focused and on track *A section for "Imagination Ideas" *Daily "Success Tips" *Journal to write your Success Notes *The classic "You Six Steps to Success" *and so much more NEW! Also includes an empowering CD of success quotes and affirmations! The Think and Grow Rich Success Journal will become the essential tool to help each reader notice more, experience more, and receive more. .
Acclaimed management guru Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 100,000 companies to find nine that have increased revenues and profits by 10% or more for 10 consecutive years. After interviewing the leaders, workers and customers of these quiet superstars, they discovered that these companies all have one thing in common; they think big but act small. These companies are highly ambitious about solving customers' problems. Yet they never stop acting like start-ups, treating every employee like an owner and teaching managers to get stuck in.
Think!, Eat!, Act! is a cookbook featuring the vegan food prepared on the Sea Shepherd ships' anti-whaling campaigns. Inspired by the Sea Shepherd's goal of protecting the animals that are victims of human cruelty, this book uses delicious vegan food to show readers that every action has a consequence, and that you can live both well and compassionately, even while facing the challenges of being an activist living on a ship.
How many times have you faced a dilemma and said to yourself: "Uh-oh, what do I do now?" And don't you hate that feeling that goes with it, that "uh-oh feeling," when you're facing a problem that you don't have an answer for, a what-do-I-do-now problem? Life is full of problems. Sometimes you know what the answer is to a problem. Maybe you don't like the answer, but you know what you're supposed to do. Like when your friend asks you to help him cheat on a test. You know you're supposed to say, "No". The problem is finding a way to say No without seeming like a bad friend. Think for Yourself is to help you deal with life's dilemmas--whether manners, morals, values, or even very serious situations that you just don't know how to handle. We haven't thought of every problem you're likely to have to deal with. Everyone's life is different. But what we want to do is two things: 1. Discuss some of the problems you might face and possible ways to deal with them; and 2. Help you learn to think in a creative way to help you solve other problems on your own. Are you ready? Let's get started solving life's dilemmas!
For shrinks, contact with anyone always elicits a rapid and almost involuntary subtext that suggests plausible reasons for why that person is behaving thus. Knowing that personalities are formed not chosen, allows us to perceive even the most difficult people in a broader, less judgmental way. Cultivating a knack for seeing deeply into people and into oneself is invaluable. In this book, you will learn how to examine the hidden causes to problems, be it marital, personal or relating to parenting. Exploring any of the principles given here and then relating them to your own life should help you to see more deeply into people. In looking at these examples of distorted personality styles, you will see yourself, your family, your friends, and soon discover a new way of thinking.
According to researcher George Barna, most born-again Christians live indistinctly from non-believers because they do not think any differently--which is a result of not understanding the basic truths of the Christian faith. In this book, Barna identifies seven core questions that Christians must be able to answer biblically in order to live a transformed life.
Discusses stress and how to manage it.
THINK Public Speaking is a lively, accessible treatment of the core concepts of public speaking, filled with practical advice and examples and grounded in theory and research.THINK Public Speaking provides students with all the essentials for speaking successfully in the classroom and beyond.
No matter your field, industry, or specialty, as a leader you make a series of crucial decisions every single day. And the harsh truth is that the majority of decisions--no matter how good the intentions behind them--are mismanaged, resulting in a huge toll on organizations, the people they employ, and even the people they serve.So why is it so hard to make sound decisions? In Think Twice, now in paperback, Michael Mauboussin argues that we often fall victim to simplified mental routines that prevent us from coping with the complex realities inherent in important judgment calls. Yet these cognitive errors are preventable.In this engaging book, Mauboussin shows us how to recognize and avoid common mental missteps. These include misunderstanding cause-and-effect linkages, not considering enough alternative possibilities in making a decision, and relying too much on experts.Through vivid stories, the author presents memorable rules for avoiding each error and explains how to recognize when you should "think twice"--questioning your reasoning and adopting decision-making strategies that are far more effective, even if they seem counterintuitive. Armed with this awareness, you'll soon begin making sounder judgment calls that benefit (rather than hurt) your organization.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are more common than ever before. When the 21st-century dream is to have it all - high-powered jobs, happy families, exotic holidays, a beautiful body, and the ideal home - many minds simply cannot cope if we fail to match up. Explaining why this cycle is so hard to break and exactly what you can do about it, Dr Rick Norris presents advice that you know you should take: accept yourself for who you are, prioritise what really matters, reject notions of perfection, plan for a happier future; and the 6 easy steps that make it all possible.
What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden, and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box. The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include: Simplicity, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness Increased safety due to less heavy lifting and hive manipulation Chemical-free colonies and healthy hives Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives due to their small footprint. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees, and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield, and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years. Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a complete resource for all things related to beekeeping in top-bar hives. A passionate bee-vangelist and advocate for natural, chemical-free beekeeping, Christy is a highly sought-after speaker, helping audiences to understand the integral connection between bees, food, human health, and the future of the planet.
Alison Wylie explores how archaeologists know what they know. Examining the history and methodology of Anglo-American archaeology, Wylie puts the tumultuous debates of the last thirty years in historical and philosophical perspective.
In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer's own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: * Challenges of the global economy * Fading of the nation-state * Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies * Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade * New communications media * Environmental crises * Human rights abuses Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.