Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4)
by: Scholastic Inc.
Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews
It’s time for the Dragon Masters to battle the dark wizard!
This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
The Dragon Masters are going to visit Queen Rose’s kingdom. But Rori and Drake must stay behind. Then a four-headed dragon attacks the castle–and Maldred is riding it! How is Maldred controlling this giant dragon? Will Rori and Drake have to battle the dark wizard on their own?
Posted in Chapter Books Tagged with: Book, Branches, Dragon, Fire, Masters, Power, Scholastic Inc.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Product rating: 4.3 with 147 reviews
In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding.
Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.
Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Posted in Adolescent Psychology Tagged with: Brain, Brainstorm, Power, Purpose, Tarcher, teenage
Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 4.9 with 45 reviews
What will you do when the unthinkable happens in your life?
Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of an emergency room without your daughter?
In Through the Eyes of a Lion, Pastor Levi Lusko shares the eye-opening truth of the power of hope in a world that is often filled with pain, suffering, and loss. He says, “This book isn’t a manual for grieving, but a manifesto for high-octane living, and through it I want you to see that God made you for a purpose. There is a wild and wonderful calling on your life, a microphone in your hands. Jesus wants you to look at the adventure of your life through His eyes, the eyes of a Lion.”
Part memoir but all overtly instructive and deeply inspirational, Through the Eyes of a Lion gives readers the tools they need to face their fears and turn their journey into a roar story.
Chapter themes include:
- Don’t rely on the naked eye
- Run towards the roar
- There’s no such thing as a wireless anchor
- Let God use your pain
- Cue the eagle
What we do in life really does echo in eternity. You are destined for impact, and there’s not a moment to lose!
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Eyes, Facing, Finding, Impossible, Incredible, Lion, Pain, Power, Thomas Nelson, Through
Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life
by: Changemakers Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
We live in a world of both profound separation and deep longing for connection. Betz and Kimsey-House explore not only the historical and spiritual history of our disconnection and its cost to individual and societal well-being, but also provide a compelling, neuroscience-based argument for how to make the next “great turning” of human development: becoming more integrated human beings. They invite you to accompany them through a road map to integration by exploring in detail the Co-Active model, originally used by coaches, but with practical application to business, parents, teachers, and anyone with a desire to be more effective, connected, and whole. Richly illustrated with true stories of integration in action, as well as current research in neuroscience, this book provides a guide to reaching our full potential within ourselves, with each other, in groups and organizations and with society at large.
Posted in General Tagged with: Being, Changemakers Books, Co-Active, Integration, Life, Power, Work
Stronger: How Hard Times Reveal God’s Greatest Power
by: Baker Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 26 reviews
When we think of success, we think of words like bigger
, and better
. Bigger paycheck, more security, better reputation. But what if God’s perspective on success was radically different than our own? What if the things we seek to avoid–pain, suffering, weakness, insecurity–were the very things he used to mold us into his image?
With insights born from his own difficult journey, Clayton King offers readers a truly liberating understanding of weakness and suffering–not as God’s punishment, but as his pruning. Revealing the God who is a companion in our most difficult seasons, King shows us that when we are in Christ, our deepest pain becomes the source of our greatest power, and our times of testing become our strongest testimony. Anyone who struggles to make sense of seemingly hopeless situations will find in this book not only hope for a brighter future but purpose in their imperfect present.
Posted in Personal Growth Tagged with: Baker Books, God's, Greatest, Hard, Power, Reveal, Stronger, Times