Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. A number of encounters with John as well as a family crisis lead Jake to a new understanding of what his life should be like: one filled with faith bolstered by a steady, close relationship with the God of the universe. Facing his own disappointment with Christianity, Jake must forsake the habits that have made his faith rote and rediscover the love that captured his heart when he first believed. Compelling and intensely personal, So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anything relates a man's rebirth from performance-based Christianity to a loving friendship with Christ that affects all he does, thinks, and says. As John tells Jake, "There is nothing the Father desires for you more than that you fall squarely in the lap of his love and never move from that place for the rest of your life."
How to Reclaim Your Power Over Emotional Overload, Maintain Boundaries, and Live Your Best Life
Author: Ora North
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you feel all the feels—all the time? Are you fed up with the mainstream spiritual “love and light” scene that calls for constant positivity, even in the face of true loss, trauma, and pain? If so, this book is for you. I Don’t Want to Be an Empath Anymore is a gift for the jaded empath searching for authenticity in spirituality, and spirituality in being authentic—something beyond the clichéd, positive affirmations that seem to invalidate our anger, sadness, and pain. When we feel broken—and when real damage has been done, it’s not always helpful to ignore our feelings and tell ourselves that we are perfect and whole. In this refreshingly honest guide, shamanic practitioner Ora North offers practical exercises to help you navigate your intuition and empathic sensitivities, create much-needed boundaries, and build confidence. You’ll also learn to balance your emotions and energy, and harness the strength of your shadow side to embrace your whole self and live your best life. Like the Japanese craft known as Kintsugi—the art of repairing broken pottery using a lacquer dusted with powdered gold—the process of acknowledging and repairing our fragmented selves can make us even more beautiful than before, cracks and all. In this book, you won’t find platitudes or attempts to whitewash your experiences. What you will find are real, practical tools and guidance to help you make the most of your unique abilities.
Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One
Author: Steven Stosny
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As many as one-third of all American women tiptoe through life as if they are walking on eggshells -- at home, they spend most of their time trying to avoid criticism, anger, put-downs, or cold shoulders from their husbands or boyfriends. This verbal and emotional abuse can erupt over anything and everything, matters large and small: housework, cooking, work, spending money, buying household items and clothes for the kids, and going out. Clearly, verbal and emotional abuse is a serious problem. Relationship expert Dr. Steven Stosny has been featured on national media for the revolutionary techniques he uses in his Compassion-Power and Boot Camp programs, which help men rewire their resentment and anger, stop using emotionally abusive language and behavior, and compassionately recommit to their marriages and families. Now, in You Don't Have to Take It Anymore, Dr. Stosny puts his effective, highly sought-after program into print, making it widely available for the first time for women who want to stop walking on eggshells. Drawing on his seventeen years of experience treating thousands of clients, Dr. Stosny explains the many different forms a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship can take. He explains how to identify abuse and why it's important to take action to change the relationship -- for not only is verbal and emotional abuse monumentally destructive to both the adults in the relationship, it also hurts their children. Dr. Stosny shows women and men how to apply his methods at home, shows women how to get their men to change, and demonstrates how they can know if change is permanent. Additionally, Dr. Stosny's program helps women recover from the pain and abuse by practicing self-healing skills so that they can reclaim their natural sense of competence and confidence. Using language that is more compassionate and accessible than in any other book on relationship abuse -- and different tactics from most other therapies and therapists -- You Don't Have to Take It Anymore presents a practical program that both women and men can use to stop verbal and emotional abuse.
Letting Go of Expectations and Grasping God's Adventure for You
Author: Grace Thornton
In I Don’t Wait Anymore, Grace Thornton challenges readers to find their calling and purpose from God and go after it with completely committed hearts. Have you been waiting for life to turn out the way you expected? You’re not alone. There are lots of us out there who feel that way. Grace Thornton is one. She had dreams, plans, and ideas for what life should look like. For one, she thought she’d be married. She thought she’d have kids. She thought God would bring her the life she’d been waiting for because she knew He was good and she tried to be obedient. But that’s not what happened. Not at all. So she found herself wrestling with God. Who is He if He doesn’t bring along the life, husband, and 2.5 kids she thought He was supposed to? And where should she go from there? When she got brutally honest with herself and asked the hard question, “Why do I think the world has more to offer than God does?” the answer was stunning. Her honesty led to the path God had for her. One that would write a story for her life that was even better than the one she had dreamed for herself. This positive and encouraging book offers inspiration to anyone who wants to live a fulfilling life right now. Grace decided to let go of her expectations of the way life “should be” and grasp God’s hand for the adventure He had for her. You can too.
This is a book composed to shed some light on the two worlds that are currently at war within the African American Conmmunity. A war that is wage between the highly educated and the less sophisicated African American. Who's right or who's wrong is not the question, for both sides raises valid points in the defense to justify its existance. Instead the question is how can the two come together to ensure a possibility of survival as one. This is a compelling fictional story that takes its reader on a historical journey through the judical, educational, and political disparities that has played a profound impact in the destruction of the African American family. This story touches upon the importances of family structure no matter whether it's inside or outside of the home by emphazing the dire need of having both parents being actively involved during the crucial early stages of their childrens' development.
We Dont Own Our Memories Anymore, is a fictional journey that chronicles the fate of the memories that Nora, our main character, entrusted to the Internet for safe-keeping. Convinced that the on-line facilities are cheaper, for her storage and access needs, she spends a good part of her young life, digitizing all her memories and family heirloom. After uploading the digitized version, she would discard the live images, believing the digital versions to be real-life replacements and also that, the on-line facilities will always be available to her on demand. Her generation and employer embrace the same beliefs, driven though, by profit motives that masqueraded as the pursuit of efficiency. A cosmic event prevents her and many major corporations from accessing the data and capability they entrusted to on-line facilities they dont own or control. Facing a life without access to her memories, she sets out in search of her memories only to discover that a grand conspiracy now requires that she pay incredibly over-priced charges to regain access to her priced memories. Large global corporations also suffer the same fate; they have also been held hostage by operatives of the on-line facilities that use nuance to exact compensation. Nora finds cause to reflect very deeply, about the interaction between the information she holds dear and priceless, the technologies around that information, and decisions about how she used these technologies in the past. Nora urges cautions.
Death and dying amongst family members can be traumatic, endearing and “spirit” filled, thus providing many lessons learned even as adults. We are not alone as we walk this earth. Our love deepens with each loss. Join the author as she shares many tearful and light hearted occurrences in order to endure personal loss.“ I have learned so much in the past few years. I feel as though throughout my experiences I have worn many hats, medically, legally and especially as the oldest child in an Italian Catholic family that I would like to share with all of you”
Marriages and babies everywhere drove me to leave town, I just hadn’t expected to end up stranded on the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean nor did I expect to have to share a room with the charter pilot. The one and only, Ford Sinclair, best friend of Ryan Townsend, my sister Amanda’s, fiancé. The same man I’d refused to have a one-night stand with at my sister, Robin’s wedding. I hadn’t left home for anything but peace and quiet, what I found was a troubled man who also happened to be sexy, persuasive and dirty mouthed. The Kincaid Sisters is a Bad Boy Rocker spinoff series about Reece Kincaid’s (Past Sins: Spicy) sisters. Book 1 – Meant to be Mine (Jessie Kincaid) Book 2 – You Were Always Mine (Amanda Kincaid) Book 3 – Will You be Mine (Sarah Kincaid)
Five Butt-Clenching-Nail-Biting-Hysteria-Inducing Years in Israel
Author: Andrew Reid
If you are considering a new life in Israel then Toto, I Don't Think We Are in Golders Green Anymore is essential reading. This is an often humorous account about becoming a Jew and moving to Israel as a new immigrant. It is also the story of a relationship that didn't quite work out and about being gay in Israel. This book will give you a feeling for what it is really like to live in Israel; experience the sights, smells, tastes, the blood-vessel-popping frustration and the exhilaration of Aliyah. Meet a host of lovable characters such as cockroach-chomping kittens, snarling nudists, and ferocious rubber-stamp-wielding clerks with pig-stunning BO. The book explores Israeli norms and attitudes and describes places, politics and everyday experiences through English eyes.
Argues to redefine reading and discusses the role of technology in the new literacy, outlining steps to help teachers and parents encourage children's reading in all kinds of genres and formats including comics, magazines, technical manuals, and the Internet.
A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees
Author: Mitchell Kusy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
You have likely heard stories from friends, family members, and colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person—an individual who belittles, shames, humiliates, shames, or bullies. You may not have realized that these individuals not only take their tolls on our emotional psyches, but the financial outcomes of their organizations as well. Through this book’s many case examples, as well as evidence-based practices and templates, each chapter singles out one main issue and how to resolve it with respect and clarity. Dr. Kusy presents concrete practices that will restore civility and respect into your organization as well as with increased financial performance. Some of these practices include: Calculating the real financial cost of toxic people in your organization. Providing direct and respectful feedback to a toxic peer, direct report, and even your boss. Replacing traditional exit interviews -- that often don’t work very well -- with a method for dealing with toxic chameleons who "knock down and kiss up." Hiring, engaging talent, and even firing people based on a new approach to values-based performance management. You will emerge with a newfound understanding that restores personal well-being and increased financial performance.
THE STORY: NOTE: The version of the play contained in this acting edition is one which was specifically revised by the author for release to the nonprofessional theatre. As George Oppenheimer describes We first encounter Mrs. Goforth in one of her
Beth is overweight, worn down and afraid she is losing her marriage. Can she rediscover the girl she used to be, the girl her husband fell in love with, or is it already too late. Joan must face the shame of her birth and learn to believe that she deserves to love and be loved. Jillian has been devastated by her husband’s infidelity and must decide whether she can move on with him or start again on her own. Caroline’s life is forever changed by a tragedy that tears her family apart. Four ordinary women whose lives will never be the same again. Where do they go from here?
"I don't love you anymore." These simple words have the power to send the listener into shock, denial, and desperation. The obvious response is to ask oneself, "What can I do to win my partner back?" In I Don't Love You Anymore, Dr. David Clarke provides just the battle plan needed. Contrary to what many relationship "experts" recommend-weak, passive plans that involve begging or romancing a spouse back-Clarke offers an approach that he calls guerilla love, which essentially turns the tables on the wandering spouse. He outlines the biblical view of marriage and instructs readers on: Drawing healthy boundaries. Five things he really means when he says, "I don't love you anymore." The most popular "exit lies" and how to see through them. Classic symptoms of a person who is having an affair. Most important, Clarke empowers and equips readers to make the best, most God-honoring, attempt at saving a marriage.
[Buy this book now only at iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] Born in 1943. Educated at 22 different schools here and abroad. Bo Banville has had careers that range from radio broadcasting to drug enforcement. He has lived in 28 states and spent seven and a half years in Europe. This ever changing lifestyle has given him a realistic insight and humor about life, living, and love. And where does Bo live now?
A candid look at how e-mail, voicemail, faxes, and other forms of communication have reduced not only our need but also our ability to verbally interact suggests that humans need to relearn how to talk intimately
A large part of our everyday communication involves argumentation and reasoning--for example, when we want to persuade others, make good purchasing decisions, or analyze the messages we receive from advertisers and politicians. But how well do we prepare students for these tasks? Can they critically evaluate a speaker's point of view? Understand rhetorical devices? Apply logic? Build an effective argument, whether written or spoken? In his new book, Good Thinking, Erik Palmer shows teachers of all subject matters how to transform the activities they already use into openings for improving student thinking. Building on his previous work in Well Spoken (Stenhouse, 2011) and Digitally Speaking (Stenhouse, 2014), he reveals how all students, not just those in advanced classes, can begin developing sophisticated reasoning skills that will improve their oral and written communications. Blending theory with practice, Palmer shares a wide range of classroom-tested lessons, including ways to understand argument in paintings and images, address ad hominem attacks using a traveling debate, create a class comedy club, write syllogisms, analyze character and plot development, and teach logic through a class Booger Patrol. He explains complex concepts in simple, practical language that gives teachers a deft understanding of the principles of good arguments, proper use of evidence, persuasive techniques, and rhetorical tricks. "Once you start looking, you'll see arguments everywhere," Palmer writes. "All of them are opportunities to teach good thinking."
Don't Be a Fat Girl Anymore! is a motivating and inspiring narrative about the author's own seven year, weight loss journey. Chená admits what most people won't - She was a FAT Girl. Her story provides realistic and practical strategies for weight loss by giving tips for others to use as they embark on their personal weight loss journey. The author's story will resonate with the typical person struggling to lose weight and keep it off. It is not the story of a starlet who hired a personal trainer and a chef to get ready for her next big movie, but the story of an everyday woman who decided to empower herself by learning how to be healthy. This book is different from other self-help books because it discusses what happens after you lose weight, gain weight, and lose weight again. The author includes reflection questions, a planning tool, recipes, workout schedules, and other helpful tools along with a dose of reality to help readers craft their own road map for a weight loss journey. Pull up a seat and enjoy the ride with a FAT Girl who isn't so fat anymore.