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Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
by , Rebecca Paley

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

November 03, 2015

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • <b>An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i></b></b><br />  <br /> Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost.<br />  <br /> That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former <i>King of Queens</i> star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices.<br />  <br /> Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she’d worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.<br />  <br /> But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a “Suppressive Person,” and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners—including members of her own family—were told to disconnect from her. Forever.<br />  <br /> Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, <i>Troublemaker</i> chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Troublemaker</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “An aggressively honest memoir . . . <i>Troublemaker</i> is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Leah’s story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it’s more than that. It’s a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Remini [offers] up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church.”<b>—<i>Newsweek</i></b>
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing...
by , Lisa Pulitzer

Language

English

Pages

427

Publication Date

February 05, 2013

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<p>Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In <em>Beyond Belief</em>, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org—the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.<br /><br />In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a prominent critic of Scientology who now helps others leave the organization, offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.</p>
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • </b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b> </b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br /> <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br />“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”<b>—Barack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”<b>—<i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br />“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”<b>—Spike Lee</b><br /> <br />“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”<b>—I. F. Stone</b>
For Women Only, Revised and Updated Edition: What You Need to Kno...
by Shaunti Feldhahn

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

August 19, 2008

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<p><b>REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION<br /><br />Discover the Truth He <i>Wants</i> You to Know</b><br /><b> </b><br />The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely <i>wants </i>you to “get” him—to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you.<br /> <br />In her landmark bestseller, <i>For Women Only, </i>Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman—single or married—needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another<i>, </i>including:<br />• Why your respect means more to him than your love.<br />• How he feels deep inside about his role as provider.<br />• What it means for a man to be so visually “wired.”<br />• Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical.<br />• What he most wishes he could say to you.<br /> <br />Now, in this expanded and updated edition, you’ll find insights from the latest brain research plus an all-new chapter that shows what’s really going on when he seems to “check out.” (You’ll be surprised <i>and </i>pleased.)<br /> <br />Millions worldwide have experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the “aha” moments and practical ideas in this little book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is.<br /><br /></p>
Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community...
by James Martin

Language

English

Pages

165

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything</em> and <em>Jesus: A Pilgrimage </em>turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book.</p><p>On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected," he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics—and people everywhere—to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another—Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times.</p><p>Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Adapted from an address he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, <em>Building a Bridge</em> provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge to enable LGBT Catholics and Church leaders to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.</p>
Theology of the Body In One Hour
by Jason Evert

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

December 06, 2017

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Today’s sexual confusion is not caused because the world glorifies sexuality, but because the world fails to see its glory. Through his Theology of the Body, St. John Paul II unveiled the beauty of God’s plan for human love. In 60 minutes, discover how the human body—in its masculinity and femininity—reveals who we are and how we are called to live.
The Secret Power Of Kriya Yoga: Revealing the Fastest Path to Enl...
by SantataGamana

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<h1><b>Revealing the Fastest Path to Enlightenment, with a remarkable approach never seen before in the history of Kriya Yoga.</b></h1><br /><h2><b>Each chapter is infused with the powerful Lightening of Kriya, the infinite Love of Bhakti and the timeless Wisdom of Jnana Yoga.</b></h2><br />This book will share teachings no other Kriya Yoga book ever shared. Do not expect to find superficial and common Kriya teachings in this it.<br /><br />This book exposes the direct yogic path, without unnecessary pages full of useless information that is not relevant to your awakening and Self-Realization, leaving no stone unturned.<br /><br />No more detours, distractions and lifetimes. It is <i>now</i> that we are going to do it.<br /><br />After exposing Kriya Yoga, in the first volume of this collection, <i>Kriya Yoga Exposed</i>, we will now unleash its tremendous power, as the basis for all Yogas to come into fruition, going beyond our apparent existence and mortality, into the realmless realms of the Absolute beyond comprehension.<br /><br />That is our destination, going faster than light, faster than anything conceivable, into the inconceivable beyond nothingness.<br /><br /><b>Do you dare to go that deep inside?</b><br /><br /><b>Are you ready to unlock all the secrets of the Universe and Existence?</b><br /><br />You are. Because you are already It.<br />Here and now you will recognize your forgotten infinity.<br /><br />These themes will be addressed:<br /><ul><br /><li>All the Samadhi mysteries will be revealed</li><br /><li>The disclosure of a secret no Kriya Yoga Guru will ever tell you.</li><br /><li>Answering the most relevant Kriya questions like “What kind of Kriya Yoga is the best?” or “Do I need a Guru?”</li><br /><li>Slight Upgrade on Kriya practices for a more powerful energetic boost toward Kundalini awakening.</li><br /><li>Crystal clear practical explanation of how Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga can turbo-charge your Kriya Yoga practice beyond the unimaginable.</li><br /><li>Breaking free from duality, through the sharing of authentic non-dual teachings accompanied with the essential words of the Self-Realized Masters.</li><br /><li>Clear and direct pointers to who you really are, awakening true Wisdom-Discernment and revealing the imperishable, everlasting happiness and peace that is the natural fragrance of the Absolute.</li><br /><li>And much more.</li><br /></ul><br /><br />Kriya Series Vol.2 [Kriya Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Meditation, Spirituality, Enlightenment]
Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With th...
by Karen Schless Pressley

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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Artists Peter and Karen Schless were seduced by Scientology's celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its extremist group, the Sea Org. In leader David Miscavige's inner sanctum, they built their mental prison as they melded into its radicalized lifestyle where danger, captivity and abuse were normalized. After three escapes, Karen chose between two unbearable options.<br /><br />Escaping Scientology Part I sweeps you into the lives of two young adults filled with hope and love as designer Karen and her award-winning musician-composer husband Peter overcome obstacles to succeed in the music and fashion industries together. Scientology re-focuses their goals toward the importance of clearing the planet and recruiting celebrities to build Scientology's social capital. Karen portrays the basic beliefs of Scientology that led to her radicalization into the Sea Org at the Celebrity Centre, a fortress where artists aspire to achieve greatness while attaining spiritual freedom through L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings. Karen shows how celebrities are lured into Scientology and develop a co-dependent relationship from which few break out.<br /><br />Part II reveals Karen as a flawed and complex woman when she and Peter move to the secretive International Management headquarters, where they join 800 fanatical Sea Org members that made billion-year commitments to make this a Scientology world without war, criminality, or insanity. Karen finds the dystopian outpost and its global operations to be proof that Time magazine’s 1991 article, “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power” captures the essence of Scientology’s mindset, that she describes as “war is everything and everything is war.” She is no passive victim as she attempts to stay in the driver’s seat and keep their marriage intact while fighting the pressures of the Int base culture that attempt to break them apart. Scientology goes under “Cruise Control” as Miscavige becomes obsessed with his biggest trophy, Tom Cruise, and stiffens his control and abusive punishment methods on the Int base staff. Karen rebels against regulations and spends time in Scientology’s prison camp. After two attempts to escape the Int base, she is trailed by security guards and coerced into returning. Failing to escape, she questions the evidence of her own senses, and makes a mind-twisting re-commitment to become the best version of a Sea Org member she can be. Karen carves out a world she can live within as she is promoted into the highest echelons of management, appointed by the Chairman of the Board RTC to Int Management Public Relations Officer and later to take charge of the image of Sea Org staff internationally from the Int Finance Office. While working on special projects under David and Shelley Miscavige, she travels to Scientology bases around the world where she sees human rights violations set in place by Hubbard’s policies that cause her to conclude Scientology is a for-profit business that builds billions of dollars of assets on the backs of Sea Org slave labor, while hiding behind the banner of the First Amendment, claiming benefits and protection as a non-profit religion.<br /><br />The epilogue of Part III portrays the mind-wrenching process of physical escape, and psychological anguish as Karen plies herself out of Scientology’s grip and endures its cruel disconnection policy. She re-acclimates herself to life on the outside while, brick by brick, she disassembles the walls of the mental prison she had built, and survives with the help of her accomplice and the love and support of her family.<br /><br />Karen's narrative memoir shows that Scientology's plan, authored by L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, is filled with flaws: While the leaders impose their will on members who follow blindly and spend exorbitant amounts of money or dedicate their lives to achieve spiritual freedom, they grossly underestimate the power of individual free will in those brave enough to escape and speak out.
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home
by Traci Smith

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices, space to personalize it with your own favorite practices and scriptures, and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! <br /><br />Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with more than 50 easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family’s everyday moments into sacred moments! <br /><br />Faithful Families helps you:<br />— connect faith to your family’s everyday life<br />— add family faith moments into your daily routine<br />— learn new spiritual practices alongside your children<br />— teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices<br />— respond to life’s everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices<br /><br />Faithful Families is the perfect gift for:<br />— Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles!<br />— Baptisms<br />— Baby Showers<br />— New Families<br />— Christian educators and those they serve<br />— Preschool Classes<br />— Godparents
Divine Love Letters: Soul 2 Soul, Twin Flame 2 Twin Flame
by Bella Tinks

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English

Pages

101

Publication Date

October 08, 2017

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In this book there are 201 letters which have been channelled from over 180 people all over the world who are all on a journey to re-unite with the other half of their soul, their energetic match, or their "Twin Flame." The question that was asked was "What is the message that you would like to give to your divine lover? The result is a beautifully, romantic, exquisite compilation of unconditional love letters between souls who are on a journey back to each other in this earthly life time. The letters were channelled by the author, who is an energy healer and "divine love" healer and considers herself to be the "scribe" for all of the beautiful souls who shared their love messages in this book. It gives hope and uplifts your hearts to the truth that unconditional love is REAL, it shows that love really doesn't have any boundaries, it's timeless, endless and comes with all the complexities of fighting our fears to REALLY follow our hearts to be fully vulnerable and open to what unconditional love can do. A beautiful book which will uplift your love vibration.

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