Embrace the Possible
Author: Edith Eva Eger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and 2018 Christopher Award “Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable…her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience, and generosity.”—Sheryl Sandberg It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. The horrors of the Holocaust didn’t break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story.
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Author: Jim Collins,Morten T. Hansen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.
Author: Robert Whitlow
Publisher: Harper Collins
When an ancient woman approached Sandy with a mysterious prophecy and a warning about her pregnancy, she made the best choice she could. Now, 34 years later, another pregnant, unwed teen has come into her life, and Sandy's long-ago decision has come back to haunt her.
Author: William Styron
Publisher: Open Road Media
This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (The Washington Post Book World). Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, Sophie’s Choice centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever. Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.
The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships
Author: Robert Hemfelt,Frank Minirth,Paul Meier
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Let go of unhealthy relationships with the book that more than 850K people have trusted. Best-selling doctors, Hemfelt, Minirth, and Meier, walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circumstances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out of context and abused. God wants us to have healthy relationships with a balance between being dependent and independent. The doctors describe how the most effective means of overcoming codependent relationships is to establish or deepen a relationship with Christ Himself. They describe the causes of codependency, pointing out the factors that perpetuate it, and lead readers through their ten stages of recovery. Continue a deeper study with the Love Is a Choice workbook, available separately.
A Novel of the Axis of Time
Author: John Birmingham
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . . The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll—and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war. Thousands died in the chaos, but the ripples had only begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor—led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance—have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they’ve never encountered an African American colonel or a British naval commander who was a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the armada’s awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable. Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travelers themselves—by their very presence—have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first century task force may have also made the trip—and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese. What happens next is anybody’s guess—and everybody’s nightmare. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Nikki Grimes
Publisher: Highlights Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also obese, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey’s life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.
10 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies That Can Prevent You From Making Them
Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL? The power to heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—is in God’s hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. You may have prayed for healing many times, for many years. Perhaps you have lived with your brokenness so long that you have become accustomed to it. Maybe you wonder just when God is going to take all the hurt away. He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin. In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to receiving healing. Embracing these choices means rejecting the lies we often tell ourselves. These are not hoops God requires you to jump through to earn your miracle; they form, instead, the journey He desires for you. He can—and will—walk with you. But you must put one foot in front of the other and choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin. “His Word affirms that God wants us to experience His healing, but many times we make choices that stand in the way. Healing Is a Choice is a helpful resource that lays out the path of healing God’s way.” — JACK HAYFORD Founding pastor, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, CA “When we look back at the past turns and twists in the pathways of our lives, we can see significant choices we made, which helped create the lives we have now. Stephen Arterburn has provided us with a guide for making the right decisions today to provide a redemptive path for tomorrow.” —JOHN TOWNSEND Coauthor of the bestseller Boundaries “I am asking you to give up your life as you know it so that you can fi nd the life God has for you. Take hold of your future today and make the choices that will lead to your healing.” —STEPHEN ARTERBURN “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." —Psalm 147:3
Using Conscious Thought and Physics of the Mind to Reshape the World
Author: Mike Bara
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
You've probably heard of The Secret. Now it's time to make The Choice. There is a great shift coming in the near future. We can all feel it. But what does it truly herald for the planet we inhabit? Is there reason for concern about the apocalyptic prophecies of the Mayan calendar, and is there an underlying physics driving these changes? How do planetary alignments and astronomical events such as the ones predicted for 2012 affect your consciousness? And most importantly, what can each of us do to influence this coming shift in both consciousness and physical reality? New York Times best-selling author Mike Bara examines all these questions and many more in The Choice, which also includes: How to use your own inner light—the power of your mind and spirit—to influence the physical world How governments the world over are preparing for the coming decade of change How to determine your place in the Next Age If we can truly can make this world into anything we want, which path will we choose?
Author: Barry Neil Kaufman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"I have long admired the word of Barry and Suzi Kaufman. In this new book, Barry very explicitly reveals the options and choices we can all make to find the road to happiness." Bernie Siegel, M.D. Author of LOVE, MEDICINE, AND MIRACLES Barry Kaufman demonstrates clearly and dramatically, that the potential for happiness is inside each of us. He and his wife have observed that people who are most successful in finding happiness share certain traits. And he has used these traits to create six Shortcuts to Happiness that you can begin using immediately. Kaufman demonstrates clearly and dramatically how to make the choice by making love a viable, vital, useful force in our daily lives. From the Hardcover edition.
The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 8
Author: J. Naomi Ay
Publisher: J. Naomi Ay
Can one man's death change the course of history? Combining science fiction & fantasy with elements of mysticism, The Two Moons of Rehnor epic saga continues with The Choice. In Book 8, Tuman is faced with a choice: give up his life for a seemingly random group of people or continue to live as a humble farmer knowing he could have freed an entire race from centuries of slavery. As simple as the choice appears, he is reluctant to die. After all, how could one unimportant man have such an impact on so many and why should he have to be the one to sacrifice?
Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
Author: Dennis Kimbro
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
It's no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals who've scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didn't learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to: · Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits · Commit to lifelong learning · Craft goals that match your passion · Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain · Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself
Book One of the Art of Remembrance Trilogy
Author: Paul Romano
Publisher: Bamboo Grove Press
"To her was given the special task of opening herself up right in the belly of the beast so that she could bring into Earthly existence a champion who was destined to lead the human beings of the future to an inner promised land. There, within their heart of hearts, human beings would finally find refuge from a hostile and barren world." It was human beings' last chance to realize their cosmic interdimensional nature. For millennia Planet Earth had been the battleground of outside forces between good and evil but now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, that battle had reached its culmination. In a pre-apocalyptic world in which a weak and gluttonous earthbound human population had brought their planet to the brink of extinction, two oppositional intergalactic forces - the Celestial Fellowship and the Great Usurpers - battled for the Soul of the planet and even for the Souls of the human inhabitants themselves. At the center of the conflict a married couple, an international banker and an ethyrical farmer, battle for the soul of their young son who is destined to choose between these two oppositional forces and tip the scales towards the winning side. Through a compelling narrative, this book powerfully reveals many of the hidden dynamics, power structures and energetic tools that are currently being used against human beings to keep them relegated to the status of slaves. The Choice is the first volume in The Art of Remembrance Trilogy which chronicles the long raging battle between good and evil on the Earth. Will the battle end with a new human being living on an ennobled planet or will it leave the earth destitute and lifeless? The Choice is ours. "The book flows so easily and effortlessly that I thought it was channeled. It reads beautifully. It seems a lot of it is directly from Source." Kim Witte, Ph.D.
Seasons of Loss and Renewal After a Father's Decision to Die
Author: Judy Brown
Publisher: Conari Press
Through the dramatic story of her father's decision to die with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and her struggle to cope with his suicide, the author explores the controversies surrounding euthanasia and the right to die. Simultaneous. Tour. IP.
Author: Renata Salecl
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Social Science
We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt. The Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism's shrill exhortations to 'be oneself' can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change. With wisdom, humour and sensitivity, Renata Salecl examines the complexity of the essential human capacity to choose which has become mired in consumerist ironies.
Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht
Author: Andrew Moravcsik
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The creation of the European Community ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to coordinate core economic policies and surrender sovereign prerogatives. In this eagerly awaited book, Andrew Moravcsik analyzes the history of the region's movement toward economic and political union.Do these unifying steps demonstrate the preeminence of national security concerns, the power of federalist ideals, the skill of political entrepreneurs like Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors, or the triumph of technocratic planning? Moravcsik rejects such views. Economic interdependence has been, he maintains in his provocative argument, the primary force compelling these democracies to move in this surprising direction. Politicians rationally pursued national economic advantage through the exploitation of asymmetrical interdependence and the manipulation of institutional commitments. Focusing on Germany, France, and Britain, Moravcsik examines the five decisive agreements that propelled integration forward. He seeks to reintegrate the historical study of European unity with theoretical inquiry into the sources of international cooperation.
Author: Dan M. Appel
Publisher: Autumn House Publishing
Life in Gentry County looks ideal on the surface . . . but as shocking secrets are exposed, a battle line is drawn, and everyone is forced to choose a side. Brenda?s husband had been dead four years. Then he came home again. Just like that. He unlocked the door with his keys, hung his coat in the closet, and began to visit her every night. Young and fearless, nightclub singer Cindy lives alone. But someone keeps lighting the candle on her dining room table. And the footsteps in the living room are not the searching steps of a burglar, but the steps of someone who has made himself at home. As encounters with the spiritual world increase, people in Gentry County start searching for the truth: Are the dead really dead? Or are they alive in another form? Everyone in the community?from the pastors and church members to the coven of witches?must examine what they believe. One by one, each person is swept into the middle of a spiritual battle more intense than they ever imagined.