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You Ve Got To Read This

Author : Ron Hansen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009752283
Genre : Short stories
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Thirty-five authors choose their favorite stories and they explain why. From Chekhov's Gooseberries to Mary Caponegro's The Star Cafe.
Category: Short stories

You Ve Got To Read This Book

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9780061758003
Genre : Self-Help
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There's nothing better than a book you can't put down—or better yet, a book you'll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, and self-actualization pioneer Gay Hendricks have invited notable people to share personal stories of books that changed their lives. What book shaped their outlook and habits? Helped them navigate rough seas? Spurred them to satisfaction and success? The contributors include Dave Barry, Stephen Covey, Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Mark Victor Hansen, John Gray, Christiane Northrup, Bernie Siegel, Craig Newmark, Michael E. Gerber, Lou Holtz, and Pat Williams, to name just a few. Their richly varied stories are poignant, energizing, and entertaining.Author and actor Malachy McCourt tells how a tattered biography of Gandhi, stumbled on in his youth, offered a shining example of true humility—and planted the seeds that would help support his sobriety decades later. Bestselling author and physician Bernie Siegel, M.D., tells how William Saroyan's The Human Comedy helped him realize that, in order to successfully treat his patients with life-threatening illnesses, "I had to help them live—not just prevent them from dying." Actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how, at a life crossroads and struggling with bulimia, a book taught her the transforming difference one person could make in the life of another—and why that person for her was Richard Burton. Rafe Esquith, the award-winning teacher whose inner-city students have performed Shakespeare all over the world, recounts his deep self-doubt in the midst of his success—and how reading To Kill a Mockingbird strengthened him to continue teaching. Beloved librarian and bestselling author Nancy Pearl writes how, at age ten, Robert Heinlein's science fiction book Space Cadet impressed on her the meaning of personal integrity and gave her a vision of world peace she'd never imagined possible. Two years later, she marched in her first civil rights demonstration and learned that there's always a way to make "a small contribution to intergalactic harmony." If you're looking for insight and illumination—or simply for that next great book to read—You've Got to Read This Book! has treasures in store for you.
Category: Self-Help

Under 35

Author : Mitchell Weaver
ISBN : 1981215360
Genre :
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Explore my refreshing, unique insight on challenges and opportunities facing younger generations of adults. Inquisitive since childhood, I have spent over 20 years asking all the tough questions about life. You will find simple, revolutionary answers in plain English to various questions about hard work, temptation, making (and sticking with) the right choice from endless options, building your confidence and self worth, the real difference between the CEO and rank-and-file employee, and starting a business as you relive my life experiences with me.I also discuss how to decide whether you should stick with your job or take the plunge and follow your passion or fulfill your purpose before retirement age.Furthermore, I deconstructed how I accidentally stumbled upon my major purpose in life, beyond the likes of working hard, getting rich, and raising a family. I broke it down into 3 ridiculously simple steps to find your higher calling, passion, or purpose and 3 to fulfill them. I later compared them against the lives and actions of many great people throughout history and have found them to be accurate. Now, for some powerful excerpts:On Finding Your Higher Purpose in Life:"First, know thyself. Hidden assets remain hidden and unused in the absence of light. Chains that remain unacknowledged remain uncut. Take a cold, hard look at you, the real you, all of you. Your best and worst attributes and everything in between. Leave no stone unturned. Second, think about what you like and are good at. Third, what problem or pressing need in the community, nation, or world strikes a chord deep within you? These three things, together, will help you create your definite major purpose in life. Key word: create. Waiting leaves millions, if not billions, in park. Don't worry about creating the wrong purpose. Any purpose based on helping people without hurting others is a right choice."On Fulfilling Your Higher Purpose:"Require yourself to accomplish it, and to do so in a legal, honest, ethical manner.Take the first step without a clear-cut path and without knowing how long it will take.Press on, no matter how much pain or discomfort you experience and without regard for the risk of life and limb."On the Real Difference Between the CEO and Rank-and-File Employee:"'Why does the CEO make $40 million a year with a high school diploma, the VP of Operations make $100,000 with an MBA and a doctorate in psychology, and the janitor earn $21,000 with a high school diploma?' The CEO is terrified of cleaning bathrooms, but is willing to lead others, be the captain of the ship, and be the face of a large company for better or worse. The janitor, conversely, is terrified of leading others, being the captain of the ship, and the face of a large company for better or worse, but is willing to clean bathrooms."On My Unique Insight as to Why Teens Rebel:"The psychological and belief system shakeups at this point in a person's life seem automatic. Many of us just attribute it to emotional and hormonal changes and 'just stuff a teen goes through and eventually grows out of.' In my opinion, however, it's as if we human beings are designed to have these shakeups so that we may see things in a different light and advance the race forward. While prolonged rebellion in the wrong direction is never a good thing, a teen who do not rebel at all may be kicking the cans of frustration, confusion, and crisis into mid life."On Wishing for Someone Else's Natural Talents and Abilities:"Don't wish for Carnegie's talents [ability to make connections, judge people]; examine your own. Many things you view as your weaknesses are actually talents being used improperly. For example, [ADD], in my opinion (as a layperson), is disorganized passion, vigor, and massive creative energy, surfacing as an inability to listen, be quiet, sit still, or focus on what someone else wants you to focus on."

Author : مورتيمر آدلر
ISBN : 2844092101
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The Mormonizing Of America

Author : Stephen Mansfield
ISBN : 9781617951091
Genre : Religion
File Size : 71.48 MB
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Stephen Mansfield, the acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, has highlighted the growing popularity of Mormonism—a belief system with cultic roots—and the implications of its critical rise. Mormons are moving into the spotlight in pop culture, politics, sports, and entertainment via presidential candidates like Romney and Huntsman, media personality Glenn Beck, mega-bestselling Twilight author Stephanie Meyer, and The Book of Mormon, the hottest show on Broadway. Mormonism was once a renegade cult at war with the U.S. Army in the 1800s, but it has now emerged as not only the fastest-growing religion, but as a high-impact mainstream cultural influence.
Category: Religion

If You Want To Walk On Water You Ve Got To Get Out Of The Boat

Author : John Ortberg
ISBN : 9780310296065
Genre : Religion
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Winner of the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award! You’re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life. Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, "Come"? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There’s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.
Category: Religion

Hidden Secrets Of The Topper S Mind

Author : MD Ahmed
ISBN : 9781946641359
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 82.97 MB
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Discover the psychology of scoring high grades and the power of Topper’s BlueprintTM to become a super successful student, year after year. You are holding a life-changing book that is based on 13, 000 hours of research in areas of psychology, philosophy and science that enables high performance and success. This ground-breaking book is written exclusively for students, parents and teachers. It demystifies why some students are bound to be toppers and others are destined to have a life full of drudgery and struggle. It introduces you to a radical concept that has never been discovered or talked about in the field of education – The Topper’s BlueprintTM. In this result-oriented book, you will get exposed to your Study Blueprint and discover ideas, insights and a course of action to harness the power of your mind, dramatically increase your grades and become an all-rounder. Become a TOPPER. Read it! This is NOT a book on memory or study skills, it is much deeper than that. In fact, you must read this book before you take any coaching classes/tuitions or read any other book on study skills/ memory development.
Category: Self-Help

Loving God With All You Ve Got

Author : Sunder Krishnan
ISBN : 9781600663079
Genre : Religion
File Size : 63.51 MB
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Loving God with All You ve Got will inspire you to develop a deeper intimacy with God through worship, prayer and meditation. More than a book, Loving God is a unique, achievable journey that shows you how to love God with your entire being, fully surrendered to him. This new edition comes complete with a study guide for small groups and Sunday school classes.
Category: Religion

We Ve Got The Whole World In Our Hands

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ISBN : 9781338291421
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Children of all ages are invited to a bright and colorful multicultural celebration with We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands!
Category: Juvenile Fiction