Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family
Author: Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
Publisher: Science & Behavior Books
For the millions of Americans who suffer in alcoholism-torn lives of loneliness, fear, shame, guilt, hurt, anger, and frustration, Another Chance offers invaluable insights and solid steps toward recovery. It shows what is happening with the alcoholic, within the alcoholic family, and within the world of professional treatment for chemical dependents, their co-dependents, and their adult children. The first edition won the prestigious Marty Mann Award, which honors outstanding contributions and achievements in alcoholism communications. Building on the success of that first edition, Wegscheider-Cruse has expanded this book to address issues of: adult children of alcoholics, the importance of spirituality in recovery, a powerful therapeutic experience called a Family Reconstruction, and co-dependent therapists and their need for treatment.
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
St Mary's is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it's just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn't get any worse - it's back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose. So, make the tea, grab the chocolate biscuits, settle back and discover exactly why the entire history department has painted itself blue ...
For Your Money, Your Life and Our World
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Publisher: Plata Pub
Category: Business & Economics
The international best-selling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, shows readers how to understand the past so that they can shape their financial future and use the Information Age tools and insights to their financial advantage and to create fresh start. Original. 80,000 first printing.
A Guide to Bringing Life-saving Love to the World
Author: Mike Foster
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
A powerful message of hope for anyone burdened by regret and everyone who longs for a fresh start. What if I told you that you and your not-so-perfect story have been invited to experience the joy of second chance living. Your critics and nay-sayers and those negative voices in your head have defined who you are and stolen your hopeful future for far too long! The insecurity, shame, and judgment--That stops today. This simple guide will show you how your imperfect life matters in ways you never thought possible. It will help you see your scars, flaws, and failures as unfair advantages and gifts that you can bring to the world. Foster's examination of hope is one part challenge, two parts encouragement. He forces the reader to ask the following questions: How did I lose it? How do I get? How do I give it? Each question is broken down into core concepts that are essential to a life devoted to the power of second chances: awareness, discovery, ownership, forgiveness, acceptance and freedom. Packed full of unfiltered honesty and simple next steps, this manifesto for prodigals, imperfectionists, and hopesters will help you discover beauty in the brokenness.
Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education
Author: Michael Anthony Rose
Publisher: The New Press
It’s a statistic that’s sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the "nontraditional” college student is becoming the norm. Back to School is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing population of "second-chancers,” exploring what higher education--in the fullest sense of the term--can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life. In the anecdotal style of his bestselling Possible Lives, Rose crafts rich and moving vignettes of people in tough circumstances who find their way; who get a second . . . or third . . . or even fourth chance; and who, in a surprising number of cases, reinvent themselves as educated, engaged citizens. Rose reminds us that our nation’s economic and civic future rests heavily on the health of the institutions that serve millions of everyday people--not simply the top twenty universities in U.S. News and World Report--and paints a vivid picture of the community colleges and adult education programs that give so many a shot at reaching their aspirations.
Author: Marilyn Snyder
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
Category: Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
A little girl saves an elephant at the Central Park Zoo.
Author: Keith a. Battle
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Business & Economics
Keith Battle is married to his best friend, Vicki, and they have three adult children. He is the Senior Pastor of Zion Church. The church has locations in Landover, MD, Woodbridge, VA, and Fort Washington, MD. He is also the creator of a radio sports minute called, "When Sports Meet Life," and can also be heard on the weekly radio broadcast, "Weekly Wisdom." Keith is an Executive Consultant for church and business leaders and is a regular NBA & NFL Chapel Speaker. For more information, bookings, or other products available by Keith Battle, visit sagacitycompany.com
Author: Alexis A. Goring
Newly single food critic and newspaper reporter Traci Hightower is done with dating. After the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend, Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life. Marc Roberts is a political reporter who is known as Mr. Nice Guy, the one who always finishes last. However, Marc's compassion and kindness is of invaluable help to his newly widowed sister Gina Braxton who is trying to raise her two kids in the wake of her firefighter husband's death. Traci and Marc may be the perfect match, but they don't know it yet. With God's guidance and the help of Gina's matchmaking skills honed by her career as a bestselling romance novelist, there is hope for a happily ever after for these two broken hearts.
Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union
Author: Jo Ritzen
Category: Business & Economics
This book calls upon us to rethink and reboot the European Union. The authors dissect the EU’s many vulnerabilities: how some Member States are backsliding on the rule of law, freedom of the press, and control of corruption – and how globalization’s ‘discontents’ are threatening the liberal international order. It examines the need for a common immigration policy; the need to rethink the unsustainable debt overhang of some Eurozone countries; and the need to use education to foster a European identity. Given the sum total of these vulnerabilities, the book argues, the EU may not survive beyond 2025 in its present form – that is, unless decisive action is taken. In turn, the book puts forward a number of workable solutions: a European economic model to secure full employment; a stronger European Court of Human Rights to counter systemic violations; a points-based immigration policy; clear exit options for the Eurozone; and an Open Education Area with a common second language. These solutions may reduce the number of EU countries, but would increase cohesion and overall survivability.
Author: Neil Druckmann
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
As his wife Sarah lies dying, John makes a deal with a demon for a desperate chance to save her! Transported to their childhood, John gets a single day to prevent the tragedy that led to Sarah’s present-day doom, all while trying to convince her that he really is who he says! * An original graphic novel from the Last of Us creative director!
Author: Willow Winters,Vivian Wood
Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC
The Navy made me the man I am, but I wouldn’t have survived without her. Violet Shaw. My Vi. I made her a promise a long time ago, and she thinks I broke it. But I never stopped loving her. I never will. I was fool four years ago. I threw what we had away, thinking it was for her own good. No girl should have to wait around for a soldier that might never come home. Everyday I thought about her; I fought to come back to her. Now that I’m back in our hometown, I see her everywhere, as curvaceous and tempting as ever. But all she’s doing is pushing me away. I was her first and I want to be her last. I just need one chance. I threw what we had away once -- I won’t make that mistake again. Vi is going to be mine. **Promise Me is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
In life and love, it's never too late for a second chance... As editor-in-chief of New York's leading fashion magazine, Fiona Monaghan was utterly content with her life, jetting back and forth between Manhattan and Europe-until the day John Anderson strolled into her office.A widower with two daughters, John was as conservative as Fiona was freewheeling, and was both amused and appalled by her world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, and Sir Winston, her snoring bulldog.But after Fiona impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows, somewhere between the magic of the catwalk and the stroll along the Seine, she let him into her heart. Within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends with Sir Winston - and Fiona was making room in her closets. A dazzling tale of modern misadventures, career-crossed relationships, the heady magic of instant attraction and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again...
A Second Chance at Life
Author: Howard Storm
As I lay on the ground, my tormentors swarming around me, a voice emerged from my chest. It sounded like my voice, but it wasn’t a thought of mine. I didn’t say it. The voice that sounded like my voice, but wasn’t, said, “Pray to God.” I remember thinking, “Why? What a stupid idea. That doesn’t work. What a cop-out . . .” That voice said it again, “Pray to God!” It was more definite this time. I wasn’t sure what to do. Praying, for me as a child, had been something I had watched adults doing. It was something fancy and had to be done just so. I tried to remember prayers from my childhood experiences in Sunday school. Prayer was something you memorized. What could I remember from so long ago? Tentatively, I murmured a line, which was a jumble from the Twenty-third Psalm, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “God Bless America,” and whatever other churchly sounding phrases came to mind. “Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. For purple mountain majesty, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Deliver us from evil. One nation under God. God Bless America.” To my amazement, the cruel, merciless beings tearing the life out of me were incited to rage by my ragged prayer. It was as if I were throwing boiling oil on them. They screamed at me, “There is no God! Who do you think you’re talking to? Nobody can hear you! Now we are really going to hurt you.” They spoke in the most obscene language, worse than any blasphemy said on earth. But at the same time, they were backing away. —From My Descent into Death Not since Betty Eadie’s Embraced by the Light has a personal account of a Near-Death Experience (NDE) been so utterly different from most others—or nearly as compelling In the thirty years since Raymond Moody’s Life After Life appeared, a familiar pattern of NDEs has emerged: suddenly floating over one’s own body, usually in a hospital setting, then a sudden hurtling through a tunnel of light toward a presence of love. Not so in Howard Storm’s case. Storm, an avowed atheist, was awaiting emergency surgery when he realized that he was at death’s door. Storm found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Next, rather than going “toward the light,” he found himself being torturously dragged to excruciating realms of darkness and death, where he was physically assaulted by monstrous beings of evil. His description of his pure terror and torture is unnerving in its utter originality and convincing detail. Finally, drawn away from death and transported to the realm of heaven, Storm met angelic beings as well as the God of Creation. In this fascinating account, Storm tells of his “life review,” his conversation with God, even answers to age-old questions such as why the Holocaust was allowed to take place. Storm was sent back to his body with a new knowledge of the purpose of life here on earth. This book is his message of hope.
Author: Marian Vere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Julia's life seemed to be falling perfectly into place. She had burgeoning job prospects in the finance industry, an exciting life in New York City, and a wonderful fiance, Nick Kerkley, who she was totally in love with. Nick however, while being completely devoted to Julia, did not have the career potential or financial stability to be worthy of someone like her -- or at least that's what she came to convince herself. Hesitantly, Julia ended the relationship, forcing herself to believe it would all be for the best. Little did she know, that one decision would lead both their lives to spiral away from each other, only to converge again. What happens to your fairytale when you let someone else wave the magic wand? Will your dreams of love and enchantment still come true, or will your 'happily ever after' pass by without you? Once Upon a Second Chance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
My Surprising Journey Through Hell, Heaven, and Back to Life
Author: Tamara Laroux
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As her body lay dying, her spirit began to travel As a troubled teenager, Tamara Laroux saw no way out. Desperate for her pain to end, crying out to God for forgiveness, Tamara does the unthinkable and embarks on a supernatural journey that will forever change the way she views God and the value of life on earth. As she plummets from her body to a place of vast darkness, torment, and agony, Tamara’s senses become heightened. She instantly realizes the finality of her rash decision. As she mulls this terrible new reality, she begs God to save her. What she experiences on the other side shocks and surprises her, but the unfailing love of God ultimately delivers her from an unwelcome fate. A Second Chance at Heaven is a remarkable memoir of the afterlife that will challenge each of us to ponder the reality of heaven and hell. Her supernatural experience convinces Tamara that the only knowledge that matters in this life is that Jesus Christ is Lord. Since then, Tamara has embarked on a wonderful journey of faith, walking with the Lord and receiving the inner healing from loneliness and rejection she so desperately needed. The love of Christ delivered her that day and the same love motivates her to share the gospel to this day. A Second Chance at Heaven is an unforgettable account of one young woman’s encounter with the Lord of Life.
Author: Russ Scannavino
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I was the youngest manager in the companies history. The company I worked for was the number one convenience store in the state. I was on the fast track to working a job that I liked for the rest of my life. I was extremely good at what I did and was respected not only by my peers but by my customers. Did you ever have something taken away from you that you really liked? Well I did. Along with the success I was enjoying came the status symbols I used to impress other people, like the new sports car I bought and all the accessories I had put on it, or the second sports car I had that was a classic, to drive when I wished. Did you ever have something taken away from you that you really liked? Well I did. Did you ever have all this bitterness built up inside of you, not wanting to let go of it and move on with your life? Did you ever want to give up and act like you are alone? Well I did. I went beyond these obstacles and many others to get to where I am today and I'm going to tell you how I did it and maybe you will be able to overcome the obstacles that you are confronted with, whatever they may be, if you read this book.
Author: Sierra Rose
Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing
This is part 2. Bella has fled and left town. She is scared and pregnant but knows she can't go back to the billionaire. Six years later... she runs into him again. Can they have a second chance at love?
Author: Sylvia Yates
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What would you do when tragedy hits? How would you cope? In this book, you will meet a young lady named Mary, who, against all odds, overcomes the most tragic event in her life in order to receive a second chance. Mary and her husband Paul takes on a task that neither one of them were ready to embark upon. Through the love of her husband and his family, Mary will experience healing from her past and receive an unexpected miracle that neither she nor her husband was expecting.