Author: Ken Horsfall
Life is an adventure...if you choose to make it so. These are the words Ken Horsfall has chosen to live his life by. From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the UN offices of Cambodia, Ken has lived a life of extraordinary adventure. In this book, he shares stories of growing up in post-war poverty, working with a scoundrel who later became a New Zealand Member of Parliament, trying to combat UN and NGO corruption, climbing active volcanoes, diving on Japanese WWII shipwrecks, being attacked by tribal warriors, and running a hotel in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. This is the story of a man who really did take the road less travelled. Anyone trying to build up the courage to live an extraordinary life of their own need look no further for inspiration. If he can do it, so can you!
Author: Gary McGuire
The attitude of a person measures the altitude of his or her success and happiness. Success, and as a resultant happiness, is not determined by how much you earn or what is your status in society. It is determined by whether or not you achieve your chosen goals in life and how you view them. Each person's goals are different. Therefore it is essential for every individual to crystallize his or her vision in order to develop his/her own paradigm and path to success. And this book presents a practical guide to achieve success and happiness in life. Much of what is written is based on the author's own experiences and the philosophy which he has developed by active interaction with others as well as the study of the writings and experiences of great personalities across the world.
Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown
Author: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Author of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway From the multi-million bestselling author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway comes a powerful and healing book designed to offer a safety net in a world of never-ending change. It may be one of the most comforting and life-affirming books you will ever read. With her invaluable insights and exercises, Susan Jeffers gives you the tools you need to deal with all the uncertainty in your life with a sense of peace and possibility. You will learn: - Forty-two exercises to help make your life an exciting adventure instead of a continuous worry - How to lighten up and put problems into a life-affirming perspective - The amazing power of the word "maybe" - And much more. You will discover that there is a wondrous, joyous, and abundant life that can exist in the presence of uncertainty. The question is, "What do you need to do to reach this wonderful state?" And the answers abound in Embracing Uncertainty..
Author: Beth Michael
Publisher: Xulon Press
"Your Cry Have Been Heard" has a message the world needs to hear, a message of hope from people who have been lost, experienced deep pain, who have been in the bottom of the pit and have found the way out to let us know that no matter who we are, no one is beyond God's reach. It is a unique book filled with wisdom and love, a book that will impact its readers - and with enough readers, will have a positive impact on society as a whole to make this world a better place for all of us to live in. In the fifty plus years I have walked with God, I have seen times change. The world is no longer a place where even children and youth can feel safe and secure. Abuse increases, crime is in the news daily, horror stories I can't fathom. God's Word predicts this - evil will increase in the end times. Beth Michael I don't get easily touched by writers except for the likes of Ted Dekker. YOUR CRY HAS BEEN HEARD is everything I imagined and much more. With its insight, candor, personal tragedies and triumphs this book will mesmerize the reader and go a long way in redeeming many hearts to the throne of grace. God's signature is clearly with this Ministry; it shall come to pass that this book will be published successfully and our goal to touch as many hearts as possible will succeed beyond our wildest dreams. Lawan Baldwin Your Cry Has Been Heard Would you buy this book Yes, certainly, and would try to get it into our schools, libraries, and colleges. This book will touch your heart and open your eyes! Rev. Skip Wigmore Featured Song: "The Face of Christ" by Chris Rice
Techniques to Improve Mind Power, Get Inspired, and Achieve Your Goals
Author: Maryam Nasr Sardari
This is a book with one aim in mind: To motivate the reader to reach their goal. By using inspirational quotes and personal examples the author guides the reader through a series of suggestions and exercises in meditation and creative activities to better employ the mind and change of attitude.
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Discusses the true meaning of abundance and explains how a connection to God can help to bring prosperity into life
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
Category: Performing Arts
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian talks with some of twentieth century’s most iconic musicians—“Riveting . . . Just about every interview has a revelation” (San Francisco Chronicle). Through the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted the legendary radio show “The Wax Museum,” presenting Chicago’s music fans with his inimitable take on music of all kinds, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. Featuring more than forty of Terkel’s conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century, And They All Sang is “a tribute to music’s universality and power” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Included here are fascinating conversations with Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others. As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the Chicago Tribune, “the terms ‘interview’ or ‘oral history’ don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be.” Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles’ 1966 encounter in London with revered Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, “Terkel’s singular gift for bringing his subjects to life in their own words should strike a chord with any music fan old enough to have replaced a worn-out record needle” (The New York Times). “Whether diva or dustbowl balladeer, Studs treats them all alike, with deep knowledge and an intimate, conversational approach . . . as this often remarkable book shows, Studs Terkel has remained mesmerized by great music throughout his life.” —The Guardian “[Terkel’s] expertise is evident on every page, whether debating the harmonic structure of the spirituals or discerning the subtleties of Keith Jarrett’s piano technique . . . As ever, he is the most skillful of interviewers.” —The Independent “What makes And They All Sang a rousing success isn’t just Terkel’s phenomenal range and broad knowledge, it’s his passionate love of the music and his deep humanity.” —San FranciscoChronicle
An Unpredictable Adventure
Author: John F. Merchant
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The journey through life of a man born Black and poor in Greenwich, CT in 1933 is reflected upon in detail. Circumstances exposed him to opportunities to build bridges between the races, make history and change the what is to what ought to be during almost eight decades. His insights, opinions and anecdotes are readable, entertaining and offer nourishing food for thought. An important journey in America and well worth taking.
Author: Lee Smolin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.
Who You are and what You're Here to Do
Author: Karl Haffner
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
uick, what did you have for dinner two months, three weeks, and six days ago? If you're a little fuzzy on the details, you're, well, normal. It's easy to forget something you're not continually thinking about. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, thinking primarily about what's in front of us, i.e., electronic gadgets, squabbling children, or the old woman in church who won't stop whispering to her friend during the service, blocks out some really important stuff. Take, for example, the weighty matters of personal identity, ultimate purpose, and eternal destination. Karl Haffner's wit and wisdom combine in this lightheartedly serious exploration of three questions to which our souls demand answers: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Living with the answers scribbled on 3 × 5 cards plastered before our eyeballs might reset our priorities for about 30 minutes. Maybe that's why God said something about inscribing His priorities on our hearts. Book jacket.
Author: Jane R. Burstein,Carolyn C. Wheater,Pat Proctor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Study Aids
Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left. Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the ASVAB AFQT—without ever breaking a sweat! First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline. Each stand-alone plan includes: Diagnostic test–helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses soyou can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most helpSubject reviews–cover everything you can expect on the actual exam:arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, andmathematics knowledge Full-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations–a simulated ASVAB AFQT exam with scoring guide gives you an authentictest-taking experience Test-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. Richard Templar's The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition presents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Templar -- author of The Rules of Life and many other best-sellers -- has brought together 100+ parenting tips you can start using instantly. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know from start to finish. Beginning with the first rule "Relax" and continuing through 100+ rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college. The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules.
Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy
Author: Susyn Reeve
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Imagine being connected to an infinite source of loving energy. Imagine finally being whole, happy and content. Imagine experiencing life as a source of limitless creative possibility. With Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner's new guide to upgrading the software of your mind, you can have an inspired life with unlimited joy. Through definitions, quotes, life stories, exercises, and meditations you create your own inspired life vision, and nourish it day-by-day with proven Inspired Life Actions. This book is directed to those of us who need a push to open our minds and hearts to the vast creative potential and possibility alive in each moment. Are you ready to live an inspired life rooted in the sacred union of your heart and intellect and reflected in your thoughts, words, and actions? It all begins with making a choice, with saying: "Yes, I choose an inspired life."
Author: Glenn W. Martin
This book is about the nuances of college life as viewed from a Christian perspective. Dr. Martin came to the conclusion that the quest for human knowledge is endless in its own seductive way. Our educational bastions are an arms length from the church; yet it appears the church is being neglected by many who labor in the halls of academics by their lack of participation in church. It is durable and manageable for one to participate in both the educational process and the church, however, these individuals are becoming a rare breed and that is why Dr. Martin challenges the educator to return to his/her spiritual roots. Dr. Martin asserts spiritual values are a reality and to be negligent here is without excuse.
An Excerpt from The Amish
Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Karen M. Johnson-Weiner,Steven M. Nolt
Publisher: JHU Press
Rumspringa, literally translated as "running around," is a time when Amish youth socialize with their peers and are allowed some autonomy before officially joining the church as young adults. It has become one of the most recognized aspects of Amish life, both real and mythologized. During this time they face the two most crucial decisions of their lives: whether to join the church, and if and whom to marry. Rumspringa, an exciting adventure and at times a period of inner turmoil, commences at age sixteen—or seventeen in more traditional groups—and continues until marriage. With few exceptions, adolescents eagerly count the days until they are old enough to join the young folks. In this digital short, Kraybill considers the nuances of this important rite of passage into Amish adulthood.
1001 Extraordinary Questions to Create Life-Changing Results
Author: Ken D. Foster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Ask and You Will Succeed is a breath of fresh air in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe and how to live. Filled with powerful questions that invite you to listen to your inner voice and tap into the strength you need to create your ideal life, this book makes you the final authority in your own life—not outside forces that you can't control. Packed with thought-provoking questions related to the creative laws of success, Ask and You Will Succeed shatters the myth that your success depends on the advice, hard work, or ambition of others. Instead, Kenneth Foster presents life-changing questions that—when answered by you—will help you define and attain success in every area of your life. By utilizing the questions in this book, you'll uncover the true nature of your own mind. If you ask the right questions and do the work, you'll find that prosperous thinking flows into every aspect of your life effortlessly, relieving you of the stressful, negative thoughts that block your creativity and halt your drive for success. Through the process of asking and answering these wise questions, you'll learn to live in harmony with yourself, succeed in business, improve your physical health, build strong relationships, and engender fulfillment, energy, and enthusiasm for life. No matter what you do in life, you'll find a renewed sense of purpose, extraordinary wealth, and an unending love for what you choose to do in life. All you have to do is ask. Ask and You Will Succeed is the result of Foster'slifetime of work helping people transfer their attention from failure to success, worry to calm, distraction to concentration, restlessness to peace, and negativity to positivity. When you ask yourself these questions, you'll grow from mastering tasks to mastering yourself—and begin a journey to unlimited wealth and unending success. To find out more about Kenneth???s programs, go to www.premiercoaching.com.
Finding Hope in the Legacy of Ruth
Author: Sarah Jakes
Publisher: Baker Books
Find a fuller, richer life by letting God direct your destiny. The story of Ruth is a journey of transformation. By allowing God to transform her circumstances, Ruth went from a widow who would be excluded from society to a wife with a secure and protected future, a future that ultimately paved the way for the birth of King David! Her story is full of collision--loss, heartache, poverty, even shame--but she never let her past define her. Instead, the most painful time of her life became her most pivotal, propelling her to a destiny she never imagined. Perhaps you have a past you're struggling to overcome. If disappointments, whether a result of your own choices or the actions of others, have kept you from being your true self, this book is for you. Follow Ruth's life and discover the hope available to each of us. Your yesterday does not have to dictate your tomorrow. Despite your past pain, you, too, can find redemption and restoration.
Author: Sarah Richardson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From bestselling author, HGTV star, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson comes the interior design book of the decade. Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful? Now you can, in this comprehensive interior design tome by design maven extraordinaire Sarah Richardson. Within these beautiful, full-colour pages and photographs, Sarah walks you through each room in your home, from the master bedroom to the kids’ rooms, to the kitchen, the bathroom, and everywhere in between, showing you how to turn a house into a home—Sarah style. Featuring full-page design spreads with stunning attention to detail, Sarah Style is a cache of creative, unique ideas for transforming your living spaces. You can make your dream home a reality, and the inspiration—and complete know-how—is right here in this premier source for all things interior design!
Self-Esteem in Seven Easy Steps
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Statistics show that up to 90% of children in the U.S.A. struggle with low self-esteem. 75% of boys and girls with low self-esteem are reportedly participating in harmful activities. Every 7 minutes a child is bullied! Written and beautifully illustrated by 9 and 10 year old sisters, I Love ME! is an easy, fun guide for boys and girls 7-12 to develop self-confidence in 7 simple, yet powerful steps. Through personal stories, fun exercises, affirmations, and practical tips, I Love ME! teaches and inspires kids and tweens to have the courage to love themselves, take care of themselves, choose well, be grateful, believe in themselves, be more, and give back so they can be happier, more successful, and bully-proof! In this book, kids and tweens will discover: 1. Their own uniqueness and many talents so they can be empowered to dream big 2. Why it is important to love their body and take care of it 3. How to make choices that help them live a life with fewer regrets 4. A fun, original, creative game to instantly find gratitude for everything and everyone 5. Things they need to do in order to avoid falling into the bullying and victim “traps” 6. Where and how to look for the right sources of information to keep a positive mindset 7. How they can set themselves up for success and set a good example for others and much more!