It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
God's greatest desire is to be your dwelling place -- The home for your heart. He doesn't want to be merely a weekend getaway. He has no interest in being a Sunday bungalow or even a summer cottage. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference, your home ... always. He wants you to live in the Great House of God. Using the Lord's Prayer as a floor plan, Max Lucado takes you on a tour of the home God intended for you. Warm your heart by the fire in the living room. Nourish your spirit in the kitchen. Seek fellowship in the family room. Step into the hallway and find forgiveness. It's the perfect home for you. After all, it was created with you in mind. There's only one home built just for your heart. No house more complete, no structure more solid: The roof never leaks. The walls never crack. The foundation never trembles. In God's house, you're home. So come into the house built just for you. Your Father is waiting.
A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations)
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Your Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom and Living an Extraordinary Life
Author: John Assaraf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
At any one time, hundreds of thousands of people feel stuck professionally and don't know what to do to get out of their rut. In today's complex business world, the brutal reality is that there are no guarantees for success. Surprisingly, many of us are unconsciously conditioned to fail although, ironically, it's not all that difficult to dramatically reverse the odds. John Assaraf has developed a unique and amazing formula that will help people overcome obstacles, transform their careers and businesses and start making the kind of money needed to live an extraordinary life. In his latest book, The Answer,Assaraf draws on new findings in neuroscience, understanding why we do what we do and, more importantly, why we don't do what we know we should be doing. His methods will help individuals 'rewire' their brains for success so they can emerge as winners no matter what they currently know or understand. It will also teach them how to attract and use newly discovered 'uncommon' sense to achieve business success.
Messages from the Hosts of Heaven : a New Revelation on Earth Changes, ETs, the End Times, and the Journey to the New Earth, Terra
Author: Sara Lyara Estes
Publisher: Celestial Cooperatives
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
OPERATION TERRA is a remarkable series of prophetic messages that have been communicated telepathically to Sara Lyara Estes by a group of higher-dimensional beings who refer to themselves as the Hosts of Heaven. Sara has been studied by paranormal researchers, found to be 100% accurate in their telepathy experiments, and was featured on Walter Cronkite's 21st Century: "Miracle of the Mind." Her articles have been published in several magazines and she has a following numbering in the tens of thousands worldwide. This book is the first volume in the series. In it, the Hosts explain the events of our present time and tell us what to expect in the days ahead. They were the ONLY source of information that accurately anticipated the events of September 11, and their other predictions are also coming to pass. These Messages are neither "doom and gloom" or "pie in the sky." They are a compassionate, lucid, and scientifically valid commentary on these times, what we may expect, and how to cope with global change. In the days that followed after September 11, they literally saved lives, as people frantically searched to understand the madness of those events. They will be even more important to read in the dark days just ahead. PRAISE FOR OPERATION TERRA: ." these writings are among the most lucid, intelligent, reflective and poetic of this genre. . Considerable attention is given to the ships, which, it is explained, are living beings themselves. Also considered in depth is the relationship between humanity and divinity . Terra itself sounds a lot like most people's idea of heaven, but herein its nature and purpose are more precisely described than in most other writings. The wisdomwritings-descriptions of who we really are and what we are doing here-are exceptionally thoughtful, inspiring and useful." -Southwest BookViews Vol. 3 No. 1, Winter 2004 "In addition to the overwhelming losses of life, property and security sustained through the shattering world events of September 11, 2001, many have also described the attacks on the United States as a wake up call to all of humanity. The human race has reached such levels of imbalance, inequality and unconsciousness over all the planet, that we are witnessing the unfolding of our own self-destruction right before our eyes. Where will it all lead? Where will it go from here? While no one can provide the answers to these questions with absolute surety, the messages presented [by Operation Terra] provide insightful perspectives on where we have come from and the possibilities of what is in store for humanity and planet Earth." -Spirit of Change magazine, January/February 2002