Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss
by: Twenty-Third Publications
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
When the unthinkable happens, how do we move on? How can we face the next ordinary day, when it seems nothing will ever be ordinary again? Certified chaplain Beryl Schewe has stood with hundreds of families and individuals at these heartbreaking yet defining moments. Her compassionate and tender stories take us into hushed waiting rooms, peaceful hospices, and hopeful candlelight vigils. We meet those in sorrow, denial, anger, contemplation, and healing. Through their stories, we learn 13 practices of resilience that can move us beyond our grief and toward a full, rich life. Regardless of our disposition, says Schewe, resilience is a skill that can be developed…strengthened and cultivated. Written for those who grieve as well as for caregivers and pastoral ministers, this powerfully insightful and practical book includes sections on decision making, speaking to the dying, helping children cope with loss, and the importance of community support. Reflection questions and a gentle, 21-day challenge make this book a sure companion for anyone who seeks healing, and for all who need to remember that love always triumphs over death.
Posted in Grief & Bereavement Tagged with: Fully, Habits, Learning, Live, Loss, Midst, Resilience, Twenty-Third Publications
I Used to Live in Paradise
by: Black Rose Writing
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
It isn’t until after his wife dies that our man truly considers who she was, and who they were together. While reflecting on an ever-improving past, the mechanics of the modern world, including the wonders and joys of online-dating in the 21st century, challenge and strengthen our recently widowed pilgrim. Join us on a humorous, provocative journey beginning in the 1970s through suburban romance, marriage, family, death, and redefinition.
Posted in Crime Tagged with: Black Rose Writing, Live, Paradise, Used
Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values
by: Howard Books
Product rating: 4.8 with 208 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty
and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson—shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.
Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty
. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.
Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more.
Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.
Posted in Dating & Relationships Tagged with: Commander, Duck, Howard Books, Keeps, Live, Original, Real, Stays, Teen, True, Values
Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free
by: Tyndale Momentum
Product rating: 4.8 with 18 reviews
Find the courage to be who you are―not who you wish you were.
Is fear holding you back from becoming your best self? Does it add stress to your day and keep you up at night? What could be different if you let go and started living brave today?
Bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough―for yourself, for God, for your tasks, and for your calling―right where He’s placed you. A brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard.
Nicole Unice, author of She’s Got Issues, wants that life to become a reality for you. She challenges you to get real about where you are right now―the places where you feel too scared to change, too tired to endure, or too worried to let go. Through personal stories and practical application, Nicole will lead you on a journey to harness all of your misspent doubts, concerns, and fears―and discover what God is saying about who you can be. Don’t miss the companion Brave Enough DVD Group Experience (UPC 031809201381)!
Posted in Self-Esteem Tagged with: Bold, Brave, Enough, Failures, Fears, Flaws, Free, Getting, Live, Over, Tyndale Momentum
How We’ll Live on Mars (TED Books)
by: Simon & Schuster/ TED
Product rating: 3.9 with 12 reviews
Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable.
It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We’ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen.
The race is on. Private companies, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. Why go to Mars? Life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disasters—from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes—all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. It will likely take 300 years to “terraform” Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years.
In this exciting chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet. How We’ll Live on Mars
brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years.
Posted in Astronautics & Space Flight Tagged with: Books, Live, Mars, Simon & Schuster/ TED, Well