Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
Author: Michael Arceneaux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBT people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being black in America is…well, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; that time his father asked if he was “funny” while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. Perfect for fans of David Sedaris and Phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus, which Vogue called “a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating,” comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams. Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of Howard University, “Don’t be afraid,” Michael Arceneaux has been scared to death. You should never do the opposite of what Oprah instructs you to do, but when you don’t have her pocket change, how can you not be terrified of the consequences of pursuing your dreams? Michael has never shied away from discussing his struggles with debt, but in I Don’t Want to Die Poor, he reveals the extent to which it has an impact on every facet of his life—how he dates; how he seeks medical care (or in some cases, is unable to); how he wrestles with the question of whether or not he should have chosen a more financially secure path; and finally, how he has dealt with his “dream” turning into an ongoing nightmare as he realizes one bad decision could unravel all that he’s earned. You know, actual “economic anxiety.” I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an unforgettable and relatable examination about what it’s like leading a life that often feels out of your control. But in Michael’s voice that’s “as joyful as he is shrewd” (BuzzFeed), these razor-sharp essays will still manage to make you laugh and remind you that you’re not alone in this often intimidating journey.
In this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Megan Miranda, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home. Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows they’re there. Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl—so long as their efforts don’t attract perilous attention first. Can they break the ill-fated cycle, or will they join the other victims? A “beautifully written, thoughtful page-turner” (Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists), Please See Us is an evocative and compelling psychological thriller that explores the intersection of womanhood, power, and violence.
Christine Carter may run on caffeine, chaos, and cuss words, but she wants nothing more than to become a well-rounded parent, wife, and professional. Like most young moms, she aspires to live a stress-free life. But when her world becomes unbalanced, and a separation thwarts her, Carter must look inside herself and address several issues.
An Intimate Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ
Author: Kevin Bart
Publisher: Kevin Bart
New Expanded Edition - 40% more material. The Bible study book includes studies on Intimacy With God, Key Things for Intimacy With God, Powerful Prayer, Why You Need to Pray, Practical Tips for Your Prayer Time With God, God Speaks Through The Bible, How to Read The Bible – God’s Word, Hearing God’s Voice, True Worship, Praise As A Spiritual Weapon, Abundant Life, A Thankful Lifestyle, God’s Call, God’s Promises, How God Uses Trials In Your Life, Faith Is Vital For Intimacy With God, Waiting on God, God’s Purpose & Mission, Revival, The Kind of Christian & Church God Wants … (2) 6 week Bible studies are based on hundreds of verses and great truths & promises. Each week's study includes a review section and questions, to help you to review what God is teaching and speaking to you. The studies are ideal for individuals, small groups, Sunday School classes, discipleship classes. Pursuing Intimacy With God website: www.intimacywithgod.com The Pursuing Intimacy With God Bible studies are written to help you to: * Grow closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ * Grow spiritually: closer to Jesus, one with Him & His will, and more like Him * Know God in real and personal ways, not just know about Him * Develop a worshipful, and praying, and thankful lifestyle * Learn to hear God's voice and follow Him * Learn to discern God's call and will for your life * Have a powerful & effective prayer life * Pray Biblically & effectively for lost people, for your pastors, church, nation * Grow in faith, and in love & devotion & passion for Jesus * Have the abundant life that Jesus promised * Become a true worshipper and disciple of Jesus * Be on mission with God in His Kingdom work God has used the PIWG I & II studies to bless many people: "Words to appreciate I just can't find but please accept my gratitude. The study has really transformed my life and family." - Samuel "The time and effort you sow into reaching thousands upon thousands of people globally has and continues to touch lives and edify the body of Christ. I am thankful to God and to your ministry for your work." - Carlos, South Africa "We want you to know how much this guide has been a blessing to us. We have been using it on a regular basis and I'm sure it will always be a resource in our permanent library. Keep doing what you are doing. This has really changed our lives."- Carrie, US "What an awesome thing that your ministry is sharing with the world. God's word is user friendly, spoken as Jesus did where all can understand and want to learn more of Jesus, study more and do his will. I have never found such detailed shared information of God's word all in one book." - Ruby, US "Thank you so much for your website. I've benefited so much from it and it has helped me so much in my relationship with Jesus! I believe its the no1 thing I need to pursue." - Zsuzsi, Hungary "Your website, what I've read so far is an overwhelming refreshing shower to my spirit. To discover a ministry that focuses on loving God is so utterly a confirmation to me. What could be more important? Fathomless depths. Thank you for your precious hearts." - Julia, US "Just wanted to say thanks for this site. I typed in the search because this is what God has been doing in my life. Drawing me into intimacy." - Stephen, Australia "The material on your website is awesome. Glory to God !" - Ray, US "I am in awe of the study book. I did not expect to receive so much information. Thank you." - Olivia US "I have been blessed by your site & studies." - Dorota, Poland "The study was excellent ! I could understand it. It was done beautifully and simply... God has changed our lives through this study. We are both working for a soft and humble heart." - Nancy, US "Once again I cant thank you enough; your help is much appreciated and I am so grateful towards you for this." - John, Ireland "I will certainly join in praying for this study and for you as you continue to work with it as the Lord directs. Those weeks of study were so very meaningful to me! - Reid, US "Hi, Thank you for publishing this great material." - Johan, South Africa "Praise the Lord. Please I request a copy of your wondrous book." - Meshak, Uganda
Sane, Slightly Neurotic (But in a Sane Way) Filmmaker into Good Yoga, Bad Reality TV, Too Much Chocolate, and
Author: Eric Schaeffer
Publisher: Running Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Eric Schaeffer has always believed that when the time was right and he was ready that he would find the Big One (an intelligent, sexy, loving wife). But his last girlfriend said no to his proposal, and since then he hasn't met anyone he wanted to have a second date with. This is a wild, sometimes raunchy, sometimes poignant, and always honest account of a semi-famous man's attempts at love.