Summary: Stressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed?There's good news -- you're not alone!No....+
Stressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed?
There's good news -- you're not alone!
No one ever said life was going to be easy. Between financial struggles, marital issues, health scares, and the run-of-the-mill problems of everyday life, it's easy to feel weighed down and trapped by your circumstances. In times like these, it's tempting to just throw in the towel and quit.
Well, don't do it!
Perry Noble has stood at the edge of the abyss himself, and in Overwhelmed, he shares the keys to unlocking the chains of anxiety and despair once and for all. Building on the premise that everything changes when we shift our focus from our circumstances to Christ, Perry walks listeners through a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to embrace the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for.
God knows we're frustrated. He knows we're tired. He knows we're struggling. But He also knows how things are going to turn out. He is greater than anything you're going through . . . so don't give up on God. After all, He has never given up on you!
Summary: First published in 1846, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella The Double is a classic....+
First published in 1846, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella The Double is a classic doppelgänger and the second major work published by the author. It is the story of Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, a government clerk who believes that a fellow clerk has taken over his identity and is determined to bring about his ruin. Considered the most Gogolesque of Dostoevsky's works, the novella brilliantly depicts Golyadkin's descent into madness in a way that is hauntingly poetic. The Double illustrates Dostoevsky's uncanny ability at capturing the complexity of human emotion, especially the darker side of the human psyche.
Summary: Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known....+
Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called “self-deception.” We deceive ourselves into thinking we’re doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won’t follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don’t know that our motivation is flawed. Through an entertaining and highly instructive story, this audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and--most importantly--the surprising way to solve it.
Summary: Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power....+
Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church, yet lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence.
The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Throughout the novel, Gantry encounters fellow religious hypocrites. Although often exposed as a fraud, Gantry is never fully discredited.
When Elmer Gantry was first published in 1927, it created a public furor. Now it is considered a landmark in American literature and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. The novel also represents the evangelistic activity of America in the 1920s and people’s attitudes toward it.
Summary: Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor....+
Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankl’s struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Through every waking moment of his ordeal, Frankl’s training as a psychiatrist lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man’s primary motivational force is his search for meaning. Frankl’s assertion that “the will to meaning” is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering. This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: “The Case for a Tragic Optimism.”
Summary: An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who....+
An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for “normal.” Born with a port wine-stain covering half her face, she has been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust all her life. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that--or succumb to a killer.
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Kendra hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating....+
Fifteen-year-old Kendra hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can’t remember the most important detail: her abuser’s identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it’s her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead, from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who’s becoming a friend--and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra’s abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling, unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl’s frightening path to the truth.
Summary: Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects....+
Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest--and most socially and historically important--shooting tragedies of the twentieth century.
Summary: Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision....+
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; ...who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”--Theodore Roosevelt. Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth--and trust--in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
Summary: From a challenge of faith to a means of transformation: Did God really say....+
From a challenge of faith to a means of transformation: Did God really say you couldn't eat from any tree in the garden? This seed of doubt planted so long ago bears the fruit of fear on some level every day - the idea that our actions could ruin something beautiful and God might not have control over things. In What Women Fear, acclaimed writer and speaker Angie Smith admits, "Fear is a major part of my testimony" as she talks openly about significant struggles she has experienced. Giving a voice to the problem, she says, "I truly believe every single one of us struggles with some type of fear, whether it's fear of flying of fear of being 'found out.' Maybe you don't worry about dying, but you get sick thinking about the fact that you might fail." Instead of suggesting that those who love the Lord would never fear, Angie blends her own experiences with those of men and women throughout Scripture to help us start dealing more effectively with these true, human emotions. Whether it's a constant What if? type of worry, being afraid of abandonment or betrayal, fear of trusting God's plan, or many others encountered in the rhythm of our daily lives, Angie walks you through stories of others who have simultaneously loved God and struggles with faith. Journey with her as she explores the difficult and life-giving questions God asked of those who walked a similar road. Discover how to redeem this struggle as only God can - that He will be glorified, and you will be transformed.
Summary: At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother’s changes in behavior as quirks....+
At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother’s changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life -- and his family’s -- forever. “How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, still sitting right in front of you, talking with you, smiling at you -- and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?” According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. That’s one in eight older Americans. More than likely, that figure includes someone you know and love. As he chronicles his own mother’s degenerative condition, New York Times best-selling writer Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help listeners cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God’s command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages listeners through often-difficult responsibilities. And though, in most cases, patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved. When Your Parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family’s journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease. Don’t let this catch you by surprise -- be informed before you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This audio book can help.
Summary: The Bible teaches us that when our earthly journey ends, our eternal journey....+
The Bible teaches us that when our earthly journey ends, our eternal journey is only beginning. But what will life be like after death? Are there clues that tell us more about the unseen worlds of departed souls? In Secrets From Beyond the Grave, Perry Stone brings his unique blend of Bible knowledge, prophecy, and spiritual insight to the topic of heaven and hell. In this comprehensive look at the afterlife, he answers important questions such as: Where do the soul and spirit go after death? Who will be in heaven? Will our pets be there? Where is hell located? Are there “gateways” to hell within the geography of our earth? What about purgatory, aborted infants, cremation, and suicide? Death is not the end but only the beginning. Journey with Pastor Stone into the mysteries of life after death, the underworld, and the wonder of paradise.
Summary: Is there a war going on in your home? Does a weeping willow describe your family....+
Is there a war going on in your home? Does a weeping willow describe your family tree? Do you wish you had been born to a different family? Did you pick up some bad DNA from someone in your lineage? Our homes should be places of love and security, but demonic activity and hindrances often fill them with conflict, dissatisfaction, and disillusionment. Purging Your House, Pruning Your Family Tree takes you to the root of these issues, showing you how to rid your home and family of demonic influence and generational oppression. With his unique blend of Bible knowledge and spiritual insight, Perry Stone brings to light the methods and strategies the devil uses to launch his attacks against our families. Discover what you need to know to stand strong against him, including: How Satan selects his victims from an early age, removing accursed things from your house, how you can prevent Satan’s return to your house, the reason three o’clock in the morning taps into the spirit world, and why we battle atmospheric warfare and how to change it. The insights in this audio book--if listened to, believed, and practiced--will help you to alter your present situation and prepare for a great emotional and spiritual future.
Summary: Is God trying to tell you something? Have you ever had a dream or vision that....+
Is God trying to tell you something? Have you ever had a dream or vision that was so vivid it remained with you for days? It is possible that your dream had a spiritual connotation and your vision was a message from God. In How to Interpret Dreams and Visions, best-selling author and evangelist Perry Stone explains the guidance and warnings encrypted in our visions and dreams--and includes an extensive list of common dream symbols. With his unique blend of Bible knowledge and spiritual insight he provides answers to questions such as... Is my dream really from God? How do I distinguish between types of spiritual visions? Why am I having nightmares or unclean dreams? What do my dreams of a departed loved one mean?
Summary: Boys will be boys--always. And no one has a more powerful impact on them than....+
Boys will be boys--always. And no one has a more powerful impact on them than you, Mom. Surprise! Your boy wants to please you, and he cares deeply about what you think. Those driving needs will stay with him throughout his lifetime. That gives you, Mom, a lot of influence over your son. You can set him up for success in life. In What a Difference a Mom Makes, the New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals how you can make a positive imprint on your son--from the moment you first hold him in your arms until the moment he leaves for college. And the best news? It's never too late to start, no matter what age your son is now. Through Dr. Leman's expert advice, you'll understand who your son is on the inside, the truth behind sibling squabbles (and how to handle them), a secret for discipline that works every time, and how to navigate the critical teen years. You'll also discover how your parenting style impacts your relationship with your son and how you can respond in a healthy way to his growing interest in sex and relationships. Want to capture your boy's heart? Want a man you'll be proud to call your son? You can make a difference, because you are the one who matters most in your boy's world. Even if he won't admit it.
Summary: Want to live a satisfying life? Figure out your purpose on the planet? Leave....+
Want to live a satisfying life? Figure out your purpose on the planet? Leave a powerful legacy? In The Way of the Wise, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals ten life-changing principles -- all packed in six amazing little verses by the wisest man of all, King Solomon. They have everything to do with who you are, where your heart is, who you think God is, and who you want to become. This audio book is crafted to jump-start or revitalize your life by unlocking the secrets of those ten powerful principles. It’ll give you hope, courage, inspiration, a fresh perspective, and lots of humor along the way. Dr. Leman says, “This [audio] book is for all those who believe in the almighty guy ‘up there,’ those who aren’t sure, and those, like me, who took a long while to be convinced.” No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can take the way of the wise.
Summary: You can reduce stress and enjoy your life! Homemaker, career woman, wife, supermom--sometimes....+
You can reduce stress and enjoy your life! Homemaker, career woman, wife, supermom--sometimes the roles you have to fill all at once can get to be too much. Internationally known psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman has seen scores of women who are overcome by stress. With humor, insight, and practical solutions, this bestselling author helps you manage the six stress points in your life: kids, career, husband, housework, money, and crammed schedules. You'll learn how to check your stress quotient, the simple secret to reducing stress, the wonders of using reality discipline with your kids, ways to beat the superwoman syndrome, and how to cope with two careers--at work and at home. Listen to this audio book and find out how to begin enjoying a more serene lifestyle by making stress work for you.
Summary: We have seen the enemy... and they are small. If anyone understands why children....+
We have seen the enemy... and they are small. If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it’s psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping you with seven principles of Reality Discipline, this father of five shows you how to get kids to do what you want them to do, foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries, use authority and decisiveness to show your kids you’re not a pushover, know when to take the little buzzards by the beak, set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges, and put yourself back in the driver’s seat! Questions at the end of each chapter, a discussion guide, and Dr. Leman’s real-life examples give you sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for raising children. With over a million in print, you can’t go wrong with this classic and perennial best-seller. Includes a PDF discussion guide.
Summary: You can change your life - in just 5 days! How many times have you tried to....+
You can change your life - in just 5 days! How many times have you tried to change your own habits, only to find that changing yourself is even harder than trying to change someone else? Now, what the best-selling "Have a New Kid by Friday" has done for families and "Have a New Husband by Friday" has done for couples, "Have a New You by Friday" will do for you. With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, Dr. Kevin Leman walks you through your own personal five-day action plan. You will come to accept the truth about yourself, boost your confidence by identifying the lies you’re telling yourself (and putting them to rest for good), and change your life by concentrating on becoming who you really want to be.
Summary: Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. •....+
Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. • Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump . . . on a good day. • If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he’d win. • She changes outfits three times before breakfast... Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you: • gain respect--even admiration--from your teenager • establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines • communicate with the “whatever” generation • turn selfish behavior around • navigate the critical years with confidence • pack your teenager’s bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future • become the major difference-maker in your teenager’s life. With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results--real fast.