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With his taut muscles and powerful gaze, bodyguard Tanner Keane was Madison Hilliard's only source of safety. Hired to rescue her, he kept her safe from a corrupt ex-husband who wanted her dead. So after days in close proximity--fear and desire escalating--who would save them from their wildest fantasies?Tanner liked his women easy, and Madison was a fighter. And as her presence brightened his house, he began to want her around all the time. For a man who was tough to the world, Tanner let the tender protector in him guide his actions. Yes, he would save her again. But of course, he was the one who was really in danger. . . .
Based on the biblical model for Christianity, Living on the Edge challenges readers to experience Christianity the way God intended and provides an actual profile of a disciple of Jesus Christ that is relational, grace-based, faith-focused, practical, and measureable. A launching pad for a journey toward becoming a Christian who lives like Christ, this book provides questions and resources at the end of each chapter, as well as directions to continue on your journey through an interactive Web site, where the reader will discover clear spiritual pathways and personal coaching to make it over barriers.
Business advice that focuses on stock price as an important lever for management. Tips on how to thrive in a demanding economy.
What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year. Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.
Schizophrenia is widely considered the most severe and disabling of the mental illnesses. Yet recent research has demonstrated that many people afflicted with the disorder are able to recover to a significant degree.Living Outside Mental Illness demonstrates the importance of listening to what people diagnosed with schizophrenia themselves have to say about their struggle, and shows the dramatic effect this approach can have on clinical practice and social policy. It presents an in-depth investigation, based on a phenomenological perspective, of experiences of illness and recovery as illuminated by compelling first-person descriptions.This volume forcefully makes the case for the utility of qualitative methods in improving our understanding of the reasons for the success or failure of mental health services. The research has important clinical and policy implications, and will be of key interest to those in psychology and the helping professions as well as to people in recovery and their families.
A fun and practical guide for adopting Paleo diet principles into your daily lifeThe human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches. Its appeal comes from the fact that it is a sustainable alternative to more restrictive diets that often lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. The Paleo diet is about using natural foods to achieve great health and a perfect physique. Living Paleo For Dummies shows you how to adopt the Paleo lifestyle and improve your health and longevity. Offering more than 40 recipes for every meal of the day, and providing tips for getting around common roadblocks such as eating out, this essential guide to adopting a primal diet also provides the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry, and anthropology to help you look, feel, and perform your best.The details of eating the foods that our bodies were designed to eatA complete introductory plan to kick start the Paleo journeyTricks to save on the food bill while adhering to a primal meal planLiving Paleo For Dummies is for anyone looking for a fun and informative guide that simplifies the complexities of the Paleo Diet while outlining and explaining the science behind the benefits.
"To take care of each other should be our primary concern in this 21st century and Father Dear is steady on this course."--Thich Nhat HanhFor John Dear, a Jesuit priest and respected leader of the ecumenical peace movement, the spiritual life is a combination of contemplation and action, of maintaining inner peace and projecting that peace into the greater world. It is the spirituality exemplified by the lives of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and others throughout history who remained true to the highest ideals while addressing the most difficult problems and conflicts of the real world.As a tireless advocate for social justice and human rights, Dear has followed that path in his own life, and in Living Peace he describes his journey. Breaking down the life of peace into three parts an inner journey, a public journey, and the journey of all humanity he shares the spiritual practices that have sustained him and teaches readers how to integrate these practices into their own lives.From the Hardcover edition.
When a man is found in the middle of Al Road in the early hours one Sunday morning, stark naked and bleeding heavily from a wound, he is the latest victim in a series of violent attacks on men. Enquiries in the mean-street, Nottingham's red-light district have brought investigations to a dead end. Charlie Resnick is the man for the job. Am he hasn't enough to deal with, he now must provide police protection for a celebrity annual crime convention an author with very unpleasant 'fan' mail. Chronically short-' as he is, it's a guessing game as to when Re? lack of manpower will have fatal consequence "Harvey invokes a world whose citizens n through corridors of treachery and hurt... I- readable ... and impishly imagined'
Picking up where the bestselling Raw Food/Real World left off, Sarma Melngailis invites us inside her glamorous restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, with dozens more recipes for fresh and vibrant juices, shakes, soups, simple dishes, main courses, desserts, and cocktails. Whip up an antioxidant-rich Goji Tropic Shake or a sweet, cleansing Cilantro-Pineapple Shake for delicious nutrition on the goCool down with a Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho Soup and an Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, and Avocado Pressed Salad with Caper Dressing, Pistachio, and MintFind out what makes the Chanterelle and Kalamata Olive Ravioli the restaurant's most beloved entrée Celebrate with a raw Thanksgiving dinner, complete with "dark meat" portobello, "white meat" large oyster mushrooms, stuffing, mashed celeriac, cranberries, and brussels sproutsSatisfy your sweet tooth with a Classic Sundae and Caramel Bars No juicer? No dehydrator? No problem! Sarma shows that raw food preparation doesn't have to be daunting, and she helps you work your way from the fastest, simplest, freshest recipes to immensely satisfying main dishes that you'll have a hard time believing are raw. A definitive list of ingredients, tools, techniques, and sources make raw food a snap, while information-packed sidebars introduce the world's most powerful superfoods, from kombucha tea to chia seeds. And Sarma is refreshingly honest and real as she describes her personal breakthroughs--and struggles--living on raw foods.Whether you're snacking on the run, having a quiet dinner at home, or throwing a festive cocktail party, eating raw food makes you feel alive. Filled with sensuous, sexy, and energizing food, this book is sure to enrich your life, whether you're a carnivorous epicure or a raw-foods junkie.
Living Religions, 7/e presents a highly readable and stimulating survey of the modern religious world. Exploring the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements, this book considers how each of these traditions has evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This book explores in detail the changing nature of each religion, the spread of religious pluralism, the rise in violence in the name of religion, and the movement toward interfaith dialogue. Author Mary Pat Fisher offers fresh and challenging insight into how believers of today's faiths perceive their religion and its role in the changing world in which they live.
Job Wright had plenty of setbacks in his life, but nothing compared to the event that led up to him having to move his family to Phoenix, Arizona, to 2333 Rong Street. If only he had the power to delete portions of his life. Job battles himself, his wife, and his imprisoned former business partner to find the true meaning of God, believing that new surroundings will make the difference. But will everything Job is running from catch up with him?Living Right on Wrong Street is filled with humor, betrayal, revenge, and forgiveness. Titus Pollard is a new and refreshing debut author of Christian fiction.
With a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and squeaky-clean kids, the 1950s television family has achieved near mythological status as a model of what real families "ought" to be. Yet feature films of the period often portrayed families in trouble, with parents and children in conflict over appropriate values and behaviors. Why were these representations of family apparently so far apart? Nina Leibman analyzes many feature films and dozens of TV situation comedy episodes from 1954 to 1963 to find surprising commonalities in their representations of the family. Redefining the comedy as a family melodrama, she compares film and television depictions of familial power, gender roles, and economic attitudes. Leibman's explorations reveal how themes of guilt, deceit, manipulation, anxiety, and disfunctionality that obviously characterize such movies as Rebel without a Cause, A Summer Place, and Splendor in the Grass also crop up in such TV shows as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, Leave It to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, and My Three Sons. Drawing on interviews with many of the participants of these productions, archival documents, and trade journals, Leibman sets her discussion within a larger institutional history of 1950s film and television. Her discussions shed new light not only on the reasons for both media's near obsession with family life but also on changes in American society as it reconfigured itself in the postwar era.
In most ways, Poe is like the other kids in his school. He thinks about girls and tries to avoid too much contact with teachers. He has a loving father who helps him with his homework. But Poe has a secret, and almost every day some small act threatens to expose him. He doesn't have a phone number to give to friends. He doesn't have an address. Poe and his father are living in a tent on city land. When the city clears the land to build housing, Poe worries that they might not be able to find another site near his school. Will Poe have to expose his secret to get help for himself and his father?
Living simply with children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parentingby Marie Sherlock
Raising children ranks as one of life's most rewarding adventures. Yet between Mom and Dad working full-time jobs, endless carpooling of overscheduled youngsters, and the never-ending pressures to buy and consume, family life can be incredibly--needlessly--complex. What if you could find a way to spend more time with your children, replace unnecessary activities with meaningful ones, and teach your children an invaluable life lesson in the process?Living Simply with Childrenoffers a realistic blueprint for zeroing in on the pleasures of family life: * How (and why) to live simply and find more time to be with your children * Activities and rituals that bring out the best in every family member * Realistic ways to reclaim your children from corporate America * Helping children of any age deal with peer pressure * Raising kids who care about people and the planet * How to focus on the "good stuff" . . . with less stuff Including sections on limiting television, environmentally friendly practices, celebrating the holidays, and tapping into the growing community of families who embrace simplicity, this inspiring guide will show you how to raise children according to your own values--and not those of the consumer culture--as you enjoy both quality and quantity time with your family.
You don't have to wear those fat genes your family passed down to you--achieve healthier life from the host of TLC's Honey, We're Killing the Kids. Are human being just products of our environment and genetic blueprint? Or do we have some control? If we had family members that are overweight or obese and never learned healthy habits, are we doomed to the same fate? The answer is a hearty No! Felicia Stoler once struggled with her own "fat genes," and now shows you how to take control of your own health. No more FADs (Fast Acting Diets) that don't work. No more yo-yo's or funny supplements. Here at last is a lifestyle plan based on dietary science that emphasizes nutrition, exercise, rest, and ever-tricky time management. Felicia knows time is often the biggest obstacle of healthy living--she is a busy working mother of two! This is not a "diet" you go on and off of, but a way of life for you and your whole family. It is time to focus on your best health, not just the numbers on the scale. It is time to ditch those fat genes forever! In Living Skinny in Fat Genes, Felicia's health plan discusses: All foods can fit. Never cut out entire food groups again! Learn from other cultures: Greek yogurt? Coconut milk? Couscous? Expand your horizons right on your plate and get away from fast food. Don't be fooled by trends and fads--Food is fuel! Are you giving your body what it needs to run at its best? Quick and easy recipes and nutritious meals kick-start a healthier you.
An easy-to-follow behavioral program that offers a simple approach to changing any unhealthy behavior with helpful tips, checklists, interactive exercises, charting tool to track progress, and specific action plans for some of the most common health-related issues.
In Living Spirit, Living Practice, the well-known cultural studies scholar Ruth Frankenberg turns her attention to the remarkably diverse nature of religious practice within the United States today. Frankenberg provides a nuanced consideration of the making and living of religious lives as well as the mystery and poetry of spiritual practice. She undertakes a subtle sociocultural analysis of compelling in-depth interviews with fifty women and men, diverse in race, ethnicity, national origin, class, age, and sexuality. Tracing the complex interweaving of sacred and secular languages in the way interviewees make sense of the everyday and the extraordinary, Frankenberg explores modes of communication with the Divine, the role of the body, the importance of geography, work for progressive social change, and the relation of sex to spirituality. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and other practitioners come together here, speaking in terms both familiar and surprising. Whether discussing an Episcopalian deacon, a former Zen Buddhist who is now a rabbi, a Chicano monastic, an immigrant Muslim woman, a Japanese American Tibetan Buddhist, or a gay African American practicing in the Hindu tradition, Frankenberg illuminates the most intimate, local, and singular aspects of individual lives while situating them within the broad, dynamic canvas of the U. S. religious landscape.
America is one killer organism away from a living nightmare that threatens all we hold dear....A deadly cloud of powdered anthrax spores settles unnoticed over a crowded football stadium.... A school cafeteria lunch is infected with a drug-resistant strain of E. coli.... Thousands in a bustling shopping mall inhale a lethal mist of smallpox, turning each individual into a highly infectious agent of suffering and death....Dr. Michael Osterholm knows all too well the horrifying scenarios he describes. In this eye-opening account, the nation's leading expert on bioterrorism sounds a wake-up call to the terrifying threat of biological attack -- and America's startling lack of preparedness. He demonstrates the havoc these silent killers can wreak, exposes the startling ease with which they can be deployed, and asks probing questions about America's ability to respond to such attacks. Are most doctors and emergency rooms able to diagnose correctly and treat anthrax, smallpox, and other potential tools in the bioterrorist's arsenal? Is the government developing the appropriate vaccines and treatments? The answers are here in riveting detail -- what America has and hasn't done to prevent the coming bioterrorist catastrophe. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, Living Terrors presents the unsettling truth about the magnitude of the threat. And more important, it presents the ultimate insider's prescription for change: what we must do as a nation to secure our freedom, our future, our lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." --William Wallace, Braveheart More than twenty years ago Braveheart captured the hearts of moviegoers around the world. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning five. Now, for the first time, author and screenwriter Randall Wallace shares the journey that led him to the famous Scottish warrior and how telling the story of William Wallace changed the direction of his life and career--from that surprising first moment in Edinburgh, Scotland, to selling the script to a major Hollywood studio. Part autobiography, part master class, Living the Braveheart Life invites us to explore five major archetypes in Braveheart that resonate not only in Randall's life but in the modern-day lives of both men and women: the Father, Teacher, Warrior, Sage, and Outlaw. Join blockbuster film director Randall Wallace on the journey of his creative and personal life. Discover why thousands of moviegoers continue to say Braveheart is their all-time favorite film and how its creator and architect came to believe that he must write as if his life depended on it. Living the Braveheart Life is a challenge to all of us to engage in the greatest battle of all--the one inside the human heart. "I don't think I've ever read anything like it . . . a prescription for what ails the contemporary soul." --Steven Pressfield, screenwriter & author of The War of Art Front Flap During his prolific Hollywood career, Randall Wallace has amassed an enviable body of work. Films such as The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat have become box office standards. Yet no film defines his life and career more than Braveheart, written from a well of deep personal passion, steeped in years of reflection. With roots in small-town Tennessee, Randall's hunger for adventure and unlimited horizons leads him to Duke University. There he sits under the tutelage of Thomas A. Langford, whose infectious love and learning and faith light up a classroom and a young man's vision of life's possibilities. A decade later, while on a trip to Scotland, Randall is introduced to an unfamiliar statue with an inscription that bears his last name. After hearing the first fragments of the Scottish hero's tale, Randall recognizes the seeds of a truly great story. His William Wallace and his band of warriors forever changed the way we view love, war, and freedom. Living the Braveheart Life is a personal narrative of how an epic feature film came to life and breathed life into its author. It is the kind of book that will change the way we approach our internal battles, creative or personal. Welcome to a master class in storytelling from the consummate storyteller.
Living the Country Lifestyle All-in-One For Dummies features six books in one, including:Country Cooking (cast-iron cooking, canning, pickling, and outdoor cooking, among other topics)Traditional Crafts (sheering animals and producing wool, knitting, hand sewing, patchwork and quilting, candle making)Kitchen Gardening (growing and caring for vegetables, herbs, and fruit)Outdoor Skills (camp skills, fishing, navigation, outdoor family fun)Raising Farm Animals (buying, housing, and raising animals, beekeeping)Natural Health (herbal remedies, an encyclopedia of herbs, and healing foods)
How DO they do it? If you could ask your favorite artist or crafter only one question, chances are youd ask about creativity: Where do your ideas come from? How did you get started? What are your tricks for overcoming blocks? In "Living the Creative Life," author Rice Freeman-Zachery has compiled answers to these questions and more from 15 successful artists in a variety of mediums - from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media collage. Creativity is different for everyone, and these artists share their insights on the muse (if you believe in her), keeping a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your art, whether you aspire to create solely for your own pleasure or to become a full-time artist. Try your hand at creative jumpstarts straight from the pros. Glimpse the artists innermost thoughts and works in progress as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks. Share textile artist Sas Colbys triumph over creative block during an exotic art retreat. Learn how internationally acclaimed artist James Michael Starr uses experience from his former "day job" to fuel his creation today. Explore the work of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the other artists right alongside their insights. No crafter or artist should live the creative life without "Living the Creative Life" The inspiration is contagious.
What Really Matters Have the extremities taken over and left the core of your faith forgotten? Do you get confused by what you feel versus what is real? Let dynamic pastor C. J. Mahaney strip away the nonessentials and bring you back to the simplest, most fundamental reason for your faith: Jesus Christ. This book is packed with powerful truth that will grip your heart, clear your mind, and invigorate your soul. Chapters include "Breaking the Rules of Legalism," "The Cross Centered Day," and "Assurance and Joy. " Get ready to behold a breathtaking view of what God intends to accomplish in and through you every day. You'll discover how embracing this cross centered life is both our highest privilege and greatest responsibility. Banner: Combines the C. J. Mahaney favoritesThe Cross Centered LifeandChrist Our Mediatorwith new material. His Gift, Your Hope Do you desire more passion for Jesus Christ? Return to the very essence of your faith-the cross of Christ. Here, the deepest truths of Calvary will stir your passion for Him into an unquenchable fire. "Never lay it aside. Never move on," says C. J. Mahaney, who shows you how to center every day around the life-giving reality of the gospel and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, condemnation, and feelings-driven faith. One center, countless radical changes. "Every Timothy needs a Paul. C. J. Mahaney is minehellip;and this book contains his life-message. Read it yourself, and let God realign your life. " Joshua Harris Pastor and bestselling author "With tenderness and power, C. J. illustrates the critical difference betweensnacking on the benefits of the crossandsurveying the wonders of the cross. This is a must and magisterial read!" Scotty Smith, senior pastor, Christ Community Church Franklin, Tennessee Story Behind the Book C. J. Mahaney'sThe Cross Centered LifeandChrist Our Mediatorare life-changing books whose unique messages are even more powerful when combined. Living the Cross Centered Lifeis a careful melding of these two books with new content as well. For readers who have not yet discovered the stand-alone books, or for Mahaney fans ready to cherish their favorites in a new package, this book is sure to become a treasured classic. From the Hardcover edition.
To many in the world, the Christian faith is a set of rules and regulations. But Jesus himself did not teach his followers in sets of dos and don'ts; he taught them foundational principles to live by. These life principles, Charles Stanley says, are the simple truths that act as a compass for our souls. You will learn: Your life is a Masterpiece Waiting on God is not passive Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice You were created with eternity in your heart God assumes full responsibility for your needs when you obey Him Using examples from his own personal experiences, Biblical personalities, and case studies, Dr. Stanley demonstrates how these key life principles impact life in the 21st century-and how they make us, as Christians, different from those who live their lives according to preference, rather than principles.
A Publishers Weekly "Top 10 in Religion" selection."This is nothing less than the gospel itself...a much-needed book."--FR. RICHARD ROHR, OFM,Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico"Living the Quaker Way is a treasure trove of practical wisdom about what it means to bear witness to our hope for a better world." --Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak Philip Gulley invites us into a bracing encounter with the rich truths of Quakerism--a centuries-old spiritual tradition that provides not only a foundation of faith but also vision for making the world more just, loving, and peaceable by our presence. In Living the Quaker Way, Gulley shows how Quaker values provide real solutions to many of our most pressing contemporary challenges. We not only come to a deeper appreciation of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality, we see how embracing these virtues will radically transform us and our world. Living the Quaker Way includes a 30-day spiritual practice that applies the Quaker tradition of Queries.From the Hardcover edition.