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Open Book
by Jessica Simpson

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<p><strong>The #1 <em>New York Times </em>Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, <em>Open Book</em> is as inspiring as it is entertaining.</strong></p><p>This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie.</p><p>Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first.</p><p>Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. <em>Open Book </em>is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before.</p><p>First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being <em>talked</em> <em>about</em>, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. <em>Open Book</em> is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.</p>
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

February 24, 2015

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<p>A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.</p><p>Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, <em>The Alchemist</em> has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.</p><p>Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.</p>
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

October 06, 2010

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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. <br /><br />A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.
The Four Loves
by C. S. Lewis

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p>A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series.</p><p>C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of <em>Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.</p>
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be ...
by Craig Groeschel

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<p><strong>Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? In <em>Dangerous Prayers</em>, <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Craig Groeschel helps you unlock your greatest potential and tackle your greatest fears by praying stronger, more passionate prayers that lead you into a deeper faith.</strong></p><p>Prayer moves the heart of God--but some prayers move Him more than others. He wants more for us than a tepid faith and half-hearted routines at the dinner table. He's called you to a life of courage, not comfort.</p><p>This book will show you how to pray the prayers that search your soul, break your habits, and send you to pursue the calling God has for you. But be warned: if you're fine with settling for what's easy, or you're OK with staying on the sidelines, this book isn't for you. You'll be challenged. You'll be tested. You'll be moved to take a long, hard look at your heart.</p><p>But you'll be inspired, too.</p><p>You'll be inspired to pray boldly. To pray powerfully. To pray with fire. You'll see how you can trade ineffective prayers and lukewarm faith for raw, daring prayers that will push you to new levels of passion and fulfillment. You'll discover the secret to overcome fears of loss, rejection, failure, and the unknown and welcome the blessings God has for you on the other side.</p><p>You'll gain the courage it takes to pray dangerous prayers.</p>
Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Myster...
by Andrew Peterson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Wingfeather Saga </i>and award-winning musician and storyteller, Andrew Peterson. <br /><i>Christianity Today</i>, The Gospel Coalition, <i>WORLD</i> Magazine each named <i>Adorning the Dark</i> as one of their books of the year. </b><br /><br /><i>Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can’t be done alone.</i><br />  <br /> Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts.<br />  <br /> While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In <i>Adorning the Dark</i>, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life:<br />   <ul><li>serving the work</li><li>serving the audience</li><li>selectivity</li><li>discernment</li><li>discipline</li><li>and community</li></ul>  <br /> Through stories from his own journey, Andrew shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but for anyone interested in imitating the way the Creator interacts with his creation.<br />  <br /> This book is both a memoir of Andrew’s journey and a handbook for artists, written in the hope that his story will provide encouragement to others stumbling along in pursuit of a calling to adorn the dark with the light of Christ.<br />  
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer

Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

October 03, 2007

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<p>Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. <strong>The Untethered Soul</strong>, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. </p><p>This book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.</p>
Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
by Joe Dispenza

Language

English

Pages

375

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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The author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>You Are the Placebo</i>, as well as <i>Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself</i> and <i>Evolve Your Brain</i>, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life.<br /><br />Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth. Topics include:<br /><br />   • Demystifying the body’s 7 energy centers and how you can balance them to heal<br />   • How to free yourself from the past by reconditioning your body to a new mind<br />   • How you can create reality in the generous present moment by changing your energy<br />   • The difference between third-dimension creation and fifth-dimension creation<br />   • The secret science of the pineal gland and its role in accessing mystical realms of reality<br />   • The distinction between Space-Time vs. Time-Space realities<br /><br /><br />And much more...
Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<p><strong>Elastic habits are easier to form, more impactful, more fun, and more resilient than habits formed with any other strategy.</strong><br /></p><p>These flexible habits are just as easy to form as a mini habit, but with 3x the results (or more). To explain how and why this is possible, here's a hypothetical scenario involving my greatest fear in the world... bears.<br /></p><p>Imagine you’re trail running in the woods, trying to set a new personal best time. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a large brown object moving towards you with great speed. And now it’s upon you. You gaze up in horror at a roaring mother grizzly bear. What do you do?<br /></p><ol><li>Continue running (adrenaline boost!)</li><li>Tackle the bear</li><li>Play dead</li><li>Call out “Jumanji”<br /></li></ol><p>Go ahead and play dead. It gives you the best chance of surviving a grizzly attack. But if you treated this situation as we are taught to treat goals and habits, you wouldn’t have that option. You’d have just one option, because most goals and habits are unchanging. So here’s your one option.<br /></p><p>1. Continue running (certain death)<br /></p><p>You had a plan (trail running), but your environment changed (momma bear). Whenever that happens, you must <em>adapt</em> to the unexpected situation for the best result. In the case of a bear attack, it can save your life. In the case of behavior change, it can save your habits. <br /></p><p>This concept doesn’t only apply in a negative way, either. There will be times in which a situation is <em>more</em> favorable than anticipated, in which case, adapting to seize the opportunity is in your best interest. But if you follow any other habit book’s advice, they will tell you to do the same thing every day, to be inflexible. <br /></p><h3><strong>The Result of Static Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>If your static habit is small, you’ll achieve remarkable consistency (mini habits). But on days in which you can do more, it will feel (and possibly be) <em>wrong</em> to aim for something that easy. Over time, this may frustrate you.<br /></p><p>If your static habit is large, you’ll have occasional big wins, but whenever life sends you a figurative grizzly bear, you’ll fail and your habit may die young.<br /></p><p>Small habits are the best choice if you choose to form a static habit, but here’s why you shouldn’t.<br /></p><h3><strong>The Power of Elastic Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>No two days are the same. By making your habits elastic, you can adapt your aim to conquer every unique day of your life. You will still be surprised by the crazy happenings of life, no doubt, but you will no longer be <em>unprepared</em> for them.<br /></p><p>Elastic habits give you an answer for every situation. They destroy excuses naturally, by saying, “Okay. How about doing this instead?” If normal habits are a hammer, elastic habits are your grandfather’s garage, a magical place with a tool for every need. It’s not a burden to have a hammer, a wrench, <em>and</em> a screwdriver—you simply select the one you need for the job.<br /></p><p>In this book, you’ll find a comprehensive framework of elasticity for habit building. Elastic materials are stronger than rigid, brittle materials because they can adapt to pressure. The same is true for habits. Any dread or sense of monotony you’ve felt about forming habits will disappear, because this system is dynamic and exciting.<br /></p><p>Your elastic habits can survive threats and thrive in favorable circumstances. There’s no downside because they’re simply a smarter version of the habits we typically try to form. <br /></p><p><strong>Read <em>Elastic Habits</em>, and you’ll soon discover the power and freedom of smarter, flexible habits that adapt to your day.</strong></p>
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Brené Brown

Language

English

Pages

158

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we <i>are </i>worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>—which has sold <b>more than 2 million copies </b>in more than <b>30 different languages, </b>and <i>Forbes </i>recently named <b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<br /><br />A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.<br /> <br /> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

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