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Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
by Deepak Chopra Details
If it weren't for the enormous effort we put into denial, repression, and doubt, life would be a constant revelation. It takes thousands of choices to keep the book of secrets closed, but it only takes a single breakthrough to open it again. The locked door is inside you, and so is the key. The first step to finding it is acknowledging that no one is hiding any knowledge from us except ourselves. No one else knows the answers either.
Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals
by Thomas Moore Details
"Dark Nights of the Soul" presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage. Moore shows specific ways to engage life more deeply through particular challenges and shares a powerful new outlook.
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
by Martin E.P. Seligman Details
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an "I-give-up" habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.
Let Prayer Change Your Life
by Becky Tirabassi Details
It's not that you don't want to go deeper in prayer, you just aren't sure how. Tirabassi first describes how the impossible, the extraordinary and the unbelievable happened when she began to take her prayer life very seriously. Then she explains how you can feel and see God's power working in your own life and for those whom you pray. Her step-by-step approach to having daily regular prayer time even includes nitty-gritty details such as how to create and maintain a prayer journal to record what God is doing to change your life.
Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now
by Joyce Meyer Details
Bestselling author Joyce Meyer blends self-help with Scripture as she shares her own struggle to overcome unhealthy living habits as well as 12 keys for restoring all-around health. Our bodies are our God-given instruments for experiencing a fulfilling life, for doing good works, and for spiritual development. God's plan for each of us involves maintaining a sound mind, body, and soul.
Love Does
by Bob Goff Details
Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.
Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
by Bruce Wilkinson Details
Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Join Bruce Wilkinson to discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God's favor, power and protection. You'll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind . . . and break through to the life you were meant to live.
Praying Through Life's Problems
by Stormie Omartian Details
Bestselling authors Stormie Omartian, Joni Eareckson Tada, Leslie Vernick, Catherine Hart Weber, Joseph and Mary Ann Mayo, Linda S. Mintle and Diane Langberg impart time-honored wisdom on joyous living in spite of difficult circumstances.
Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times
by Robert J. Wicks Details
The lessons here are drawn from the themes presented by such spiritual guides as Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, and Abraham Heschel; from the contributions of eastern thinkers such as David Brazier, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron and others; and from Buddhist writers such as Sogyal Rinpoche.
Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To!: Divine Answers to Life's Most Difficult Problems
by Anthony DeStefano Details
Books on prayer are legion, most often focusing on why we should pray and how to do it correctly. DeStefano, author of A Travel Guide to Heaven, offers readers a refreshing look at this evergreen topic by focusing on 10 prayers God "always" answers. "Why don't people take advantage of prayers that work? One big reason is that they are so caught up in prayers that don't always work," says DeStefano. He offers readers this guarantee: "before you even get to the last page of this book, your life will begin to change before your eyes."
The Best Meditations on the Planet: 100 Techniques to Beat Stress, Improve Health, and Create Happiness -- in Just Minutes per Day
by Martin Hart Details
This book gives you 100 meditations that can be used anytime and anywhere to immediately improve your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Drawing on techniques from all over the world, each meditation is set up in seven steps or fewer and can be practiced in just minutes. Whether you’re a novice looking to begin your practice or a more advanced meditation practitioner seeking new techniques, "The Best Meditations on the Planet" will give you powerful tools and techniques to change your life for the better.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
by Miguel Ruiz Details
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are
by C. Brené Brown Details
In this latest book, she emphasizes that above all other ingredients of living an emotionally healthy life is the importance of loving ourselves. In the grips of what she took to be a breakdown, or midlife crisis, Brown came to understand she was experiencing a "spiritual awakening" and worked to explore its significance and the interaction of knowing and understanding yourself and loving yourself. She intersperses her own personal journey with research and clinical observations of others of the work of living a "wholehearted" life, or "engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness." The point is to embrace life and oneself with all the imperfections, releasing the stress of overdoing and overworking.
Updated 05/10/2014
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