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By Abby Johnson
  • ISBN Code: : 1414396562
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now updated with a new chapter covering the latest events in Abby’s journey, in the news, and in changing legislation . . . and revealing the impact Abby’s story has had in the most surprising places.

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  • Book Code : 9386915375
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Do you believe in karma or destiny? Whatever you faith may be, this story will make you think twice about it. Let's walk this dramatic journey called life with Major Abhimanyu,an ardent believer in Karma. Passionately following his dream to become an army officer he meets with the girl of his dreams and his life charts a roller coaster ride after that. While taking this journey full of adventures and emotion, you will identify that we all face similar challenges in our lives at various cross roads when it becomes difficult for us to decide whether to fight or give up. No matter what choices we end up making, the destiny has its own ready recipe for us and things often go....THE UNPLANNED way.

Parenthood Unplanned

By Sarah Dunford
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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Book Code : 1642934887
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: parenthood-unplanned.pdf

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Parenthood Unplanned provides an in-depth perspective of both the raw and sobering truth—as well as the humor, joy, and adventure—of an unexpected pregnancy. Written through a Christian lens, Sarah shares practical, inspiring, and honest advice for young parents and their families facing the unexpected.

The Family Roe: An American Story

By Joshua Prager
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393247724
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: the-family-roe.pdf

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A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart. Despite her famous pseudonym, no one knows the truth about “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 opened a great fracture in American life. Journalist Joshua Prager spent years with Norma, discovered her personal papers, a previously unseen trove, and witnessed her final moments. With an explosive revelation at the core of the case, he tells her full story for the first time. Prager also traces Roe’s fifty-year trajectory through three compelling figures: feminist lawyer Linda Coffee, who filed the original Texas lawsuit yet now lives in obscurity; Curtis Boyd, a former fundamentalist Christian, today a leading provider of third-trimester abortions; and Mildred Jefferson, the first Black female Harvard Medical School graduate, who became a pro-life leader with great secrets. Essential to our understanding of this key debate, the right to choose or the right to life, The Family Roe will change the way you think about our enduring American divide.

Butter-Side Up

By Jane Enright
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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Book Code : 1647420768
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: butter-side-up.pdf

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How often have you heard someone say, “I hate change?” That’s because most people do. But the reality is, whether we like it or not, life puts us all through changes—some challenging, and many joyful—that shape our day-to-day experiences. Sometimes, though, in the blink of an eye, the unthinkable can happen. This begs the question: when the unexpected occurs, how do you successfully navigate change so you can land butter side up when life turns the tables? Butter Side Up is not self-help jargon; it is edutainment for the soul. Jane Enright’s true story of surviving three life-altering events in the span of twelve months, losing everything, and coming out the other end stronger and more resilient than ever before is compelling and riveting—and full of sage advice for how to do the same. A feel-good story that everyone can relate to and learn from, Butter Side Up shows that there can be happiness and joy after unplanned change—and a super awesome life, too.

The Third Path

By Bud Carroll
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  • Publisher : Agio Publishing House
  • Book Code : 1897435983
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: the-third-path.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"When I finished reading this book, all I could say was WOW! What a stunning piece of literary work... It is concise, brilliantly written, backed by scientific findings, with clear human logic and intelligence. If this doesn't awaken the masses to delve into who and what they truly are, I can't imagine what will." ~ Jerry Issa, teacher of metaphysics, Trenton, Michigan This book will change your life if you let it. If we are accidental beings on a remote planet in a vast universe, existing for merely a blip in cosmic time, what's the point of living at all? Until we learn life is too significant to be a short-lived brilliance that rises out of nothing and ends in nothing, we will continue to live out our lives in, what Thoreau saw as, quiet desperation. We sense the materialistic wall when we ask the question, "Is that all there is?" Without resorting to miracles or magic, this book provides compelling evidence of life beyond the physical world by logically investigating the limitations of matter in the universe, by examining the gaps in scientific theories and by analyzing what the mystics already know about a spiritual existence. It takes a dedicated seeker with no preconceived ideas and no intent on arriving to see beyond the materialistic wall. This book is intended to expand your awareness of life here and hereafter, hopefully providing the spark that will start you on your own personal pilgrimage. The mystics tell us we will be guided to the next step along our spiritual path when we are ready. Are you ready? AWARENESS: The following might be the thoughts of those at different levels of awareness as they walk through a rose garden. I want - I wonder how much I could get for these roses. I believe - God created roses when He created the world and everything in it. I doubt - Roses evolved from wild flowering shrubs, but most garden varieties are hybrids. I seek - How could anything as beautiful as a rose happen purely by chance? I know - Roses, like all life on Earth, are physical manifestations of spirit.

Married by Contract

By Yvonne Lindsay
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369708415
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: married.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A night of pleasure leads to a strictly business arrangement in USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay’s new Texas Cattleman's Club: Fathers and Sons novel! Their night together had consequences. Now their nuptials are nonnegotiable. Fashionista Rosalind Banks flew to Texas to win back her ex-boyfriend. Instead, she spent the most passionate night of her life with a total stranger! Now Ros is having Gabriel Carrington’s baby and the Royal rancher just made an offer she can’t refuse. Gabe needs a wife and an heir, with a marriage on paper, strictly for show. But the rules of their arrangement are made to be broken. Will inconvenient chemistry derail their marriage of convenience or take it to a whole new level? From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Texas Cattleman's Club: Fathers and Sons series: Book 1: An Heir of His Own by Janice Maynard Book 2: How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Joss Wood Book 3: Married by Contract by Yvonne Lindsay Book 4: From Feuding to Falling by Jules Bennett Book 5: The Rebel's Return by Nadine Gonzalez Book 6: The Rancher's Reckoning by Joanne Rock

Harlequin Desire January 2022 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Yvonne Lindsay,Naima Simone,Janice Maynard
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369708474
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: harlequin-desire-january-2022-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Be transported to the luxurious worlds of American tycoons, ranchers and family dynasties. Get ready for bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! This box set includes: Marriage by Contract Texas Cattleman’s Club: Fathers and Sons By USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay Burned before, rancher Gabriel Carrington wants a marriage on paper. But when one hot night with fashionista Rosalind Banks ends in pregnancy, he proposes…a deal. Their marriage of convenience could give them both what they want—if they can get past their sizzling chemistry… The Perfect Fake Date Billionaires of Boston By USA TODAY bestselling Naima Simone Learning he’s the secret heir to a business mogul, Kenan Rhodes has a lot to prove. Asking best friend and lingerie designer Eve Burke to work with him, she agrees…if he’ll help her sharpen her dating skills. Soon, fake dates lead to sexy nights… Return of the Rancher By USA TODAY bestselling Janice Maynard After their passionate whirlwind marriage ended five years ago, India Lamont is shocked when her mysterious ex, businessman Farris Quinn, invites her to his Wyoming ranch to help his ailing mother. The attraction’s still there…and so are his long-held secrets… For more stories filled with scandal and powerful heroes, look for Harlequin® Desire’s January 2022 Box set 2 of 2.

Finding Freedom

By Erin French
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  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Book Code : 1250312337
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 320
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Book Short Summary:

**New York Times Bestseller** From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her up Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad’s diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. This singular memoir—a classic American story—invites readers to Erin's corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the “girl from Freedom” fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin’s life triumphant. In Finding Freedom, Erin opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be, telling stories of multiple rock-bottoms, of darkness and anxiety, of survival as a jobless single mother, of pills that promised release but delivered addiction, of a man who seemed to offer salvation but in the end ripped away her very sense of self. And of the beautiful son who was her guiding light as she slowly rebuilt her personal and culinary life around the solace she found in food—as a source of comfort, a sense of place, as a way of bringing goodness into the world. Erin’s experiences with deep loss and abiding hope, told with both honesty and humor, will resonate with women everywhere who are determined to find their voices, create community, grow stronger and discover their best-selves despite seemingly impossible odds. Set against the backdrop of rural Maine and its lushly intense, bountiful seasons, Erin reveals the passion and courage needed to invent oneself anew, and the poignant, timeless connections between food and generosity, renewal and freedom.

Life Interrupted

By Priscilla Shirer
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433673266
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: life-interrupted.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From telemarketers to traffic jams to twenty-item shoppers in the ten-item line, our lives are full of interruptions. They're often aggravating, sometimes infuriating, and can make us want to tell people what we really think about them. But they also tell us something quite important about ourselves. The prophet Jonah's life was interrupted by a clear call of God that made him mad enough and scared enough to run in the completely opposite direction. Yet it wasn't really an interruption. It was an opportunity for Jonah to be involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen: national revival in a Gentile country. What if Jonah had seen God's interruption for what it truly was—a divine intervention that held more adventure and possibility than any other thing he could have been doing at the time? What could have felt any better than being directly in the center of God's will? Yet we play it that same way—always running from major pains and minor problems that just don't seem to suit us at the time. Who knows what we're missing by being so interruption avoidant? In this very personal account of opportunities lost and lessons learned, popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer shows how to embrace the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God, even when He's going against your grain. .

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

By Alicia Elliott
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385692390
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: a-mind-spread-out-on-the-ground.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL • CBC • CHATELAINE • QUILL & QUIRE • THE HILL TIMES • POP MATTERS A bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America from award-winning Haudenosaunee writer Alicia Elliott. In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about the treatment of Native people in North America while drawing on intimate details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight into the ongoing legacy of colonialism. She engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrifcation, writing and representation, and in the process makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political—from overcoming a years-long battle with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft Dinner to how systemic oppression is directly linked to health problems in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott provides a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future.

Memoirs of My Life

By Suzanne Taylor
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1426964439
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: memoirs-of-my-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Memoirs of My Life weaves the story of Suzanne Taylors liferecounting the unusual and unexpected path that God set for her. Against the wise advice of her parents, she chose a lifestyle far from their hopes and dreams for her. The emotions and chaos of finding the right path in life are captured in her very personal poetry that explores the authors life. From Daddys Little Girl to Money, Money, Money, Money, the emotions contained in Memoirs of My Life paint a picture of a life fully lived. The Dream Its a childs wish come true It may be old or new It belongs to the young and bold Its anyones desire not told Its a hope that will unfold A dream can be of wealth and fame To live in peace having no one know your name Dreams can be of fairy tales come true Of love and romance born anew A dream is an inner thought of deep emotion It will bring happiness serenity and deep devotion Let me have my dreams of everlasting love and life Like a pure white dove in glorious flight Let me fall into sweet slumber and dream all night

Today is the First Day

By Carole Lewis
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  • Publisher : Gospel Light Publications
  • Book Code : 0830767223
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: today-is-the-first-day.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This 365 day devotional is an invaluable resource for more than half a million successful First Place 4 Health users, as well as anyone who simply wants a generous, daily dose of spiritual enrichment. Written by First Place 4 Health national director, Carole Lewis, and other contributors who follow the First Place 4 Health total wellness program, Today is the First Day consists of writings based on 80 key Scripture verses, each one specially selected to provide encouragement and inspiration to walk in the Word. For anyone who wants to improve all areas of his or her life, this devotional is a giant step toward that goal.


By John Cammidge
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  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Book Code : 1662903294
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: unplanned.pdf

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UNPLANNED: This fictionalised story is set in England during World War II. Frances Mary is 20-years old, single and driving from Leeds to the East Riding of Yorkshire in mid-August 1943, (carefully avoiding Luftwaffe aircraft returning to Germany) to live with her parents and manage the canteen at a nearby airfield under construction. Simultaneously, the civil engineer in charge of the project, who lodges with her parents, is meeting with Bomber Command because of delays in opening the airfield for operational use by the Royal Air Force. Also attending the meeting is his American structural engineer, who will assist with the technical advice. That evening a shocking event takes place and Frances Mary eventually discovers that she is pregnant. A furore erupts between her and her parents, and the lodger goes missing. Her parents want the baby adopted, but as she listens to Ave Maria during childbirth, she decides to keep her newborn. What follows are the bizarre consequences of that decision which affect both Frances Mary and the father of her child.

Circle City Psychic

By Stephanie A. Cain
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  • Publisher : Cathartes Press
  • Book Code : 1944774033
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: circle-city-psychic.pdf

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Martin Cole has been home from Afghanistan for three years, and his business--a one-man garage--is going well. The problem is, his PTSD hasn't gone away. He's tried all the usual treatments and some of the...well, less legal treatments, despite the fact his sister's a cop. But he's still having nightmares. Dreams. Visions. His world turns upside down when he meets a handsome homicide detective with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police who says the visions aren't PTSD--they're premonitions. Elliott Blake is certain he's right about Martin's visions--he's not just a detective, he's also a werewolf with preternatural senses, and PTSD symptoms have a different scent than premonitions. And his case has way too many things in common with Martin's visions to be a coincidence. The problem is, whoever killed Ainsley Shaw has killed again, and Elliott's no closer to catching the killer. If he could just get Martin to trust him, they could work the case together--and maybe figure out what to do with the attraction between them. Unfortunately, the killer has other plans...


By Olusegun Festus Remilekun
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3748756143
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: unlock-your-talent-for-wealth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

GET SET FOR A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIFE! In this book, you will find out how to make use of your talent to become wealthy in life. Our world is made better with people who traded their talents. We wouldn't have electric bulbs today if Thomas Edison hadn't put his God-given talent to good use and invented them. Michael Faraday who invented electricity did not waste his talent. Wilbur Wright Brothers who invented the aeroplane also did not waste their talents. The list is endless. Start with your talent. Don't doubt it. Believe your talent to take you higher. There is a power God invested in it. Our talent is more real and profitable than gold and diamond. Our talent is our trading capital. All the good things that can make our life comfortable are packaged in it. Life outside our talent is an abuse of divine resources. Frankly speaking, our challenge today is that we are looking outside ourselves. As the seed of any fruit can be found inside the fruit. Whatever challenges you are going through now, be it business, Finances, Career or Marital, somewhere in this book, you will receive the solution.

This Time, This Place

By Jack Valenti
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 0307393488
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: this-time-this-place.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With the nation at war in the 1940s, twenty-two-year-old Jack Valenti flew fifty-one combat missions as the pilot of a B-25 attack bomber with the 12th Air Force based in Italy. In the 1960s, with the nation reeling from the assassination of a beloved president and becoming embroiled in a far different kind of war in Vietnam, he was in that fateful Dallas motorcade in 1963, flew back to Washington with the new president, and for three years worked in the inner circle of the White House as special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson. Then, for the next thirty-eight years, with American society and popular culture undergoing a revolutionary transformation, Valenti was the public face of Hollywood in his capacity as head of the Motion Picture Association of America.Been there, done that, indeed. Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Valenti has led several lives, any one of which could have provided ample material for an unforgettable memoir. As it is, This Time, This Place is the gripping story of a man who saw the terrible face of war while fighting with skill and bravery for his country; who was in the room, listening, participating, and remembering, as political decisions were made that would benefit or devastate countless lives in this country and on the other side of the world; and who championed the interest of the vast and globally influential movie industry with tenacity and vision. The list of boldface names whom Valenti knew and with whom he worked is as varied as it is astonishing in number. Aside from LBJ, there were Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Robert McNamara, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Julia Roberts, Cary Grant, Lew Wasserman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty, and Bill Clinton, to begin a very long list.The life of a man who earned both the Distinguished Flying Cross and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is inherently intriguing, but Valenti’s warm, sometimes rueful, always engaging account gives this memoir a depth of humanity and a taste of life’s unpredictability that will linger long after you turn the final page. From growing up poor but largely oblivious to that fact in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Greek and Italian immigrants in Houston to rising to the highest summits both of national government and Hollywood, This Time, This Place is a candid and clear-eyed reflection of the joys and sorrows, ambitions and disappointments, of a life fully recognizable in its extraordinary variety. It is also a sweeping and important historical record, written by a brilliantly successful man who helped to shape politics and entertainment in the second half of the twentieth century, and who always found himself in the center of the current storm.

An Uncompromised Life

By Colleen Gallagher
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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1631952773
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: an-uncompromised-life.pdf

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An Uncompromised Life empowers readers to overcome their heartbreaks and trauma, so that they can fall in love with life by understanding how to live a life which does not compromise their soul. An Uncompromised Life takes readers through Colleen Gallagher’s past unhealthy relationship which led her to compromise her soul. From this relationship, an unplanned pregnancy was created. Faced with a life changing decision, and shocked because Western medical doctors told Colleen it would be challenging for her to get pregnant after being diagnosed with cancer at age 14, she chose to let her child go. Through this difficult moment, the name Ella came to Colleen. The name Ella encouraged her to realize that her child was real and would always be with her in her heart. Colleen learned what it truly meant to fall in love with life, find herself, and find the power in living a life uncompromised to the soul. There are 12 lessons that she learned during her beautiful life journey that she has captured and written within An Uncompromised Life to share with readers, so they too can: Live to their fullest potential; Understand that miracles exist and will happen for them; Overcome any trauma that they have gone through; and Know that they can create an impact-driven business to guide others in their souls’ evolution on this planet.

What Matters Now

By Gareth O'Callaghan
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books Ireland
  • Book Code : 1529333571
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 657
  • Pdf File: what-matters-now.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Heart-breaking and uplifting, I defy anyone to read this memoir and not be affected by O'Callaghan's honesty and humanity' Irish Times In 2018, after receiving a life-changing diagnosis, broadcaster Gareth O'Callaghan retired from full-time work and gave up the career that he had loved for decades. In this deeply personal and inspiring memoir he tells that story, from the moments after his doctor uttered the words Multiple System Atrophy - a progressive and incurable neurological disease that ultimately carries a fatal prognosis - to his struggle to come to terms with a life unplanned. Recounted with insight and searing honesty, What Matters Now reveals how, regardless of circumstance, we can choose how we live, to the fullest. A stunning and life-affirming account of the power of the human spirit, and the potential for hope even in the darkest times. "For me, this is not a choice. It's all I want, namely a full and loving life that I strive to choose every day over everything else - considering that maybe the big odds are heavily stacked against that. But I don't care what the odds might be; I'll keep defying them for as long as I can keep fighting and living."

Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong: Penguin Specials

By Christopher DeWolf
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1760143979
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: borrowed-spaces.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where have all the fishballs gone? From a journalist deeply attuned to the subtleties of Hong Kong life comes Borrowed Spaces, a chronicle of the ways in which the grassroots citizens of Hong Kong reshape their city to make up for the shortcomings of their bureaucratic government. Mango trees sprouting on roundabouts, fishball stalls and neon signs: these are just some of the Hong Kong icons that are casualties in the struggle to reclaim public spaces. Christopher DeWolf explores the history of Hong Kong’s urban growth through the daily tug of war between the people’s needs to express themselves and government regulations.

A Walking Contradiction

By Sharee Reyes
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662408471
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: a-walking-contradiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

0 0 Well, look at that! It’s been a long time coming. Now you will finally be able to dive into my mind and either drown or swim. YOU will see parts of me that I’ve lost and found. The love, the lust, to my heart on the ground. The insecurities but also the confidence. The need for reassurance but also no fucks given since. You may laugh or cry. You may fuck the first person that comes to mind. When you read my words, my venom shines. So sweet yet so seductive. You will love it and succumb to it. Metaphorically hypnotized. Sit back and open your mind in my world where souls unwind. Imagination has no limits here. You can fulfill your fantasies and face your deepest fear. Poetically speaking. I am poetically correct. You may want to relax. My words will have massive side effects. Everything in one. A Walking Contradiction. You will be back when you’re done.

A Seventh Collection of Reflective Prayers

By William Flewelling
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665547677
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: a-seventh-collection-of-reflective-prayers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These Reflective Prayers are the result of permitting a gentle reading of the lectionary texts for a given service to resonate in me and emerge as a searching engagement of the word with my spirit in a mood of settled joy. The ninety samples given are the most recent, in order, at the time of publication.

The Language of Sycamores

By Lisa Wingate
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984804243
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 502
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When a woman’s whole life falls apart, she finds refuge in the home she left behind in this touching novel in the Tending Roses series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours. Karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of her life—the emotional distance in her marriage, her inability to have children, and her bout with cancer. Getting lost in her high-powered career provides the sense of purpose she yearns for. Until the day she’s downsized out of her job and the doctor tells her the cancer may be back. It’s a double blow that would send anyone reeling. It sends Karen to Grandma Rose’s old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. Opening herself to the unexpected, Karen finds a lonely child in need of nurturing and insights into her family’s past. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, where the sycamore leaves whisper their soft, secret language, she begins to discover answers—and a joy to make her life complete.

Change Makers

By Katy Murray
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  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Book Code : 1398605077
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: change-makers.pdf

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We've come some way in the fight for equality in the workplace, but we aren't finished yet. Join the women who are finding a powerful new way to lead. In Change Makers, expert leadership coach Katy Murray presents an actionable plan to expand your influence, step forward and make a difference at work. The book shares powerful habits that will reshape your brain and shift your behaviour. Learn how to clarify your purpose, increase your joy, and boost your energy, whilst also managing overwhelm and preventing burnout. Change Makers leads you through a personalized journey of self-discovery, with practical templates, exercises and coaching prompts to support your progress. Includes inspirational real-life examples of change-making women, including Lara Sheldrake of Found & Flourish, Davinia Tomlinson from rainchq, Naomi Evans from Everyday Racism and Lauren Currie OBE of UPFRONT. Uncover how to embody change, break down barriers, disrupt systems and co-create a more equitable world.

After Visiting Friends

By Michael Hainey
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 145167662X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: after-visiting-friends.pdf

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This haunting story of a son’s quest to understand the mystery of his father’s death is “searing and unforgettable…memoir writing at its best” (San Francisco Chronicle)—a “powerfully affecting” (O, The Oprah Magazine) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. “Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.” So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son’s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father’s mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious circumstances. His tragic absence left behind not only a young widow and two small sons but questions about family and truth that would obsess Michael for decades. Years later, Michael undertakes a risky journey to uncover the true story about what happened to his father. Prodding reluctant relatives and working through a network of his father’s old colleagues, Michael begins to reconcile the father he lost with the one he comes to know. At the heart of his quest is his mother, a woman of courage and tenacity—and a steely determination to press on with her life. A universal story of love and loss and the resilience of family in the face of hardship, After Visiting Friends is the account of a son who goes searching for his father, and in the journey discovers new love and admiration for his mother.

And I Don't Want to Live This Life

By Deborah Spungen
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307807436
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: and-i-don-t-want-to-live-this-life.pdf

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“Honest and moving . . . Her painful tale is engrossing.”—Washington Post Book World For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control—who almost destroyed her parents’ marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.

One Man in His Time...

By Michael Audain
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  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Book Code : 1771623012
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 660
  • Pdf File: one-man-in-his-time.pdf

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The unlikely and riveting story of how a left-wing activist became one of BC’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, championing projects in the visual arts and innovation in Canadian wildlife protection and sustainability. Freedom rider. Student radical. Academic. Social activist. Residential developer. Museum builder. Grizzly bear protector. Michael Audain has been all of these things and more in a colourful life spanning eight decades, three continents and five careers. Born to a branch of the legendary BC Dunsmuir clan that had lost its wealth and social status, little was expected of Audain. A lonely teenager plagued by insecurities, he was a dismal failure in the classroom and on the playing field. Yet Audain would become one of the most prominent home builders in British Columbia and a well-known philanthropist in support of the visual arts and wildlife causes. Along the way, Audain did time in a Mississippi prison for participating in the Freedom Rider movement. He started the Nuclear Disarmament Club at the University of British Columbia and was a founder of the BC Civil Liberties Association. He advocated for the radical Sons of Freedom Doukhobor sect on their protest march from the Kootenays to Vancouver. He proudly displayed a photograph of the communist revolutionary Fidel Castro at the founding convention of the New Democratic Party until Tommy Douglas persuaded him to take it down. Audain worked for an airline in the Arctic, became a probation officer and a farm appraiser, was detained in Ireland under suspicion of terrorism, and sought wisdom from a Buddhist monk in Thailand. In 1980, he took the most unexpected turn of all and became a developer in Greater Vancouver’s volatile housing market. As chairman of Polygon Homes Ltd. he has been responsible for the construction of over 30,000 homes. “My life never had a business plan,” muses Audain. One Man in His Time... is a story of life’s unplanned twists and turns, victories and defeats, recounted with characteristic wit and candour. It is a tale of adventure and perseverance that will inspire many seeking to find their place in the world.

Still Waters

By Amanda Lewis
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  • Publisher : Amanda Lewis
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 574
  • Pdf File: still-waters.pdf

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They say still waters run deep... ...and there's certainly more to tall, blonde and dangerously handsome Peter Levander than meets the eye. After a series of personal setbacks, Peter finds himself going through a midlife crisis. For the entire 45 years of his existence, he's meticulously planned everything, only to watch it all fall apart right in front of him. He's heartbroken, self-destructive, and on the verge of losing his job. Nothing a few weeks of therapy and a feisty chef can't fix, right? A follow-up novella to The Weight of Birds, Still Waters is the emotional continuation of the story readers everywhere fell in love with!

The Turnaway Study

By Diana Greene Foster
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982141581
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 688
  • Pdf File: the-turnaway-study.pdf

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“If you read only one book about democracy, The Turnaway Study should be it. Why? Because without the power to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy.” —Gloria Steinem The “remarkable” (The New Yorker) landmark study of the consequences on women’s lives—emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological—of receiving versus being denied an abortion that “should be required reading for every judge, member of Congress, and candidate for office—as well as anyone who hopes to better understand this complex and important issue” (Cecile Richards). What happens when a woman seeking an abortion is turned away? To answer this question, Diana Greene Foster assembled a team of scientists—psychologists, epidemiologists, demographers, nurses, physicians, economists, sociologists, and public health researchers—to conduct a ten-year study. They followed a thousand women from across America, some of whom received abortions, some of whom were turned away. Now, for the first time, Dr. Foster presents the results of this landmark study in one extraordinary, groundbreaking book. Judges, politicians, and pro-life advocates routinely defend their anti-abortion stance by claiming that abortion is physically risky and leads to depression and remorse. Dr. Foster’s data proves the opposite to be true. Foster documents the outcomes for women who received and were denied an abortion, analyzing the impact on their mental and physical health, their careers, their romantic relationships, and their other children, if they have them. Women who received an abortion were better off by almost every measure than women who did not, and five years after they receive an abortion, 99 percent of women do not regret it. As the national debate around abortion intensifies, The Turnaway Study offers the first thorough, data-driven examination of the negative consequences for women who cannot get abortions and provides incontrovertible evidence to refute the claim that abortion harms women. Interwoven with the study findings are ten “engaging, in-depth” (Ms. Magazine) first-person narratives. Candid, intimate, and deeply revealing, they bring to life the women and the stories behind the science. Revelatory, essential, and “particularly relevant now” (HuffPost), this is a must-read for anyone who cares about the impact of abortion and abortion restrictions on people’s lives.

Accidentally on Purpose

By Mary F. Pols
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061870854
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: accidentally-on-purpose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. To take on the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of motherhood without a perfect soul mate/husband would be absurd, kind of like not bothering to use a condom during a one-night stand with an adorable but jobless guy ten years her junior. Pols spends the ensuing weeks despairing over everything, from the financial nightmare of single motherhood to the end of her hopes for a traditional life. Not the least of her worries is finding the right way to drop the bombshell on loved ones, including her five siblings and eighty-four-year-old father, who has a German temper and an Irish Catholic attitude toward babies out of wedlock. Yet faced with the frightening, lonely truth that this might be her only chance at motherhood, she plunges ahead with the pregnancy and an Odd Couple version of a co-parenting relationship that looks like one more disaster in a long line of romantic disappointments. But even as she tries to give her son’s young father a radical makeover, she realizes that his devotion and love for their child matters more than his spotty résumé or his inability to remember to put oil in the car. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose.

New Journeys Now Begin

By Tom Gordon
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  • Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
  • Book Code : 1905010265
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: new-journeys-now-begin.pdf

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Formerly Chaplain at the Marie Curie Centre, Edinburgh, Tom writes with sensitivity and clarity about real people, including himself, as they begin to understand their journeys of bereavement. This is a book that speaks profoundly to individuals coping wi

UNSCRIPTED - The Great Rat Race Escape

By MJ DeMarco
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  • Publisher : Viperion Publishing Corp
  • Book Code : 1736792407
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: unscripted-the-great-rat-race-escape.pdf

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Has Your Life Been Conscripted by an Economic Religion? Learn How to Free Yourself and Your Life Through the Power of Fastlane Entrepreneurship By all appearances, Jeff and Samantha Trotman are living the American Dream. But behind the white picket fence, they endure an American Nightmare. With little time for each other, a pile of debt, and Ferrari taste on a Ford budget, the ruse of affluence is killing them. Two respectable jobs and a lovely suburban house paint a pretty picture, but behind the ink is a broken marriage rife with meaningless work and dead dreams. And now, with an unplanned pregnancy, they're facing a mid-life crisis twenty years early. With little time and looming bankruptcy, the Trotmans are forced to face the red-pill truth they long denied: They were alive, but they weren't living. Determined to resurrect their life and their marriage, the Trotmans plot a rat-race escape-only to find themselves more thickly in it. As tensions rise and hope fades, follow along step-by-step as the Trotmans pivot to a new strategy and a new career: starting a business as entrepreneurs. While they navigate their journey, you'll learn 120 wealth-building strategies and principles that your mainstream financial guru won't dare reveal-actionable concepts that will help you profit your way into the Unscripted 1%, an emerging economic class of entrepreneurs who enjoy a lifetime of freedom emancipated from miserly living and Wall Street's "save, pray, and wait" paradigm. Discover how one family escapes the rat-race grind and wins a lifetime of financial freedom, leaving behind the tyranny of meaningless jobs and mediocre living- and how you can too. Here is just a little of what you will learn: The Bad Math Principle: Why most people will never escape the rat-race, much less earn financial freedom. The 1/5/10 Strategy: How this one simple exercise will unearth your ultimate dream life while establishing a decision framework for its reality. The Honeypot Principle: Why the financial media's "invest a $100/mo for 40 years in indexed-funds" narrative is part of the same rat-race scheme, just a different side of the same rigged coin. The Dual Change Strategy: The two divergent sides of change and how it can make you a fortune. The Value Skew Strategy: How to find literally 1000s of business ideas and why you never need to "disrupt" or invent anything new or novel. The Millionaire Payday Strategy: How to spot opportunities to hire yourself and earn an instant millionaire-making income. The Cinderella Principle: Why starting a business based on a cultural trend or a fad is a horrible idea. The Perseverance Strategy: Never struggle with motivation again; the four necessary ingredients to tap into unlimited motivation and determination, regardless of the obstacles in your way. The Triangulated Value Strategy: Learn how to never quit three-feet from gold: The 3-pronged strategy in maximizing marketing yields while also illuminating the "quit or continue" decision. and over 110+ more! Don't let the rat-race and its co-conspirators proclaim your life as non-essential. Don't let the rat-race entice you to save your life away for the promise of an elderly retirement. Don't let the rat-race lull you into a tedious existence medicated by television, video games, and trivial sporting events. Go Unscripted, escape the rat-race, and win your happily-ever-after.