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Joseph Bailey (licensed clinical psychologist for over forty years) helped pioneer a new paradigm of resilience called 'Three Principles Psychology.' Those who have learned this new understanding of resilience develop an inner compass that enables them to live in the 'eye of the hurricane,' even in the most challenging situations. What is the Transformation Principle? This principle is a realization of the fundamental way our mind works that brings about a 'transformative resilience' that radically shifts the way we understand ourselves and our chaotic world. Burnout prevention and resilience in a changing world. As a leader in the field of addiction therapies and strategies for overcoming fear and burnout, Joseph Bailey has piloted a number of programs on transformative resilience at the Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota Medical School-Center for Spirituality and Healing, addiction treatment centers, and healthcare facilities. He has provided his program of practical tips and proven methods to first responders and a variety of professions. In this ground-breaking book: - Realize you are the author of your own reality - Rediscover your innate mental healthShow more
'You are your own, and you belong to yourself.' This is the fundamental assumption of modern life. And if we are our own, then it's up to us to forge our own identities and to make our lives significant. But while that may sound empowering, it turns out to be a crushing responsibility-one that never actually delivers on its promise of a free and fulfilled life, but instead leaves us burned out, depressed, anxious, and alone. This phenomenon is mapped out onto the very structures of our society, and helps explain our society's underlying disorder. But the Christian gospel offers a strikingly different vision. As the Heidelberg Catechism puts it, 'I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.' In You Are Not Your Own, Alan Noble explores how this simple truth reframes the way we understand ourselves, our families, our society, and God. Contrasting these two visions of life, he invites us past the sickness of contemporary life into a better understanding of who we are and to whom we belong.Show more
All fruitful doing must begin with being. For many Christians, it's easy to be swept up into the fast pace of modern life, desiring to do much for God. But we struggle to slow down and be with God. According to pastor, Enneagram teacher, and author AJ Sherrill, being with God is what empowers doing for God. Sherrill shares his own journey from 'busy' Christianity to the ancient paths of contemplative practices. He equips listeners to integrate rhythms of stillness, silence, and solitude, offering step-by-step guidance and examples of finding solitude both personally and on retreats. Sherrill warns that making these changes appears absurd in a society where time is money, productivity is central, and hurry is a way of life. He guides listeners gently through the beginning and often confusing stages of contemplative practice. Citing timely insights from the world of neurology and mental health, he shows that solitude is crucial not only for Christian growth but also for holistic flourishing. Listeners will emerge, centered in Christ, well on their way to this goal: slow down, pay attention, be still, and be loved.Show more
The fate of the Dragon Lands are at play. The knights of the Lightraider Order disappeared nearly two generations past. Now, the Keledan have withdrawn behind their barriers, and the Dragon Lands of bordering Tanelethar are overrun with dark oppression. The people are living in disobedience to the Rescuer who freed them long ago. A shepherd boy, Connor Enarian, and four young initiates rekindle the fires of the Lightraider Order in the hope of striking out across the mountains into Tanelethar to destroy a portal and stop an impending invasion. Once in the Dragon Lands, Connor learns that the key to success lies with a missing Lightraider spy and his lifelong companion, a talking silver wolf. Can Connor and his friends find the spy before the portal grows too large to destroy? Or will a local young woman-or Connor's own family history-betray them? The dangers and secrets of Tanelethar test both trust and loyalty, and to save his homeland, Connor may have to sacrifice his innermost dreams.Show more
We humans talk a lot, so you'd think we'd be good at communicating with one another. But . . . well, we're not. And the result is hurt, misunderstandings, frustration, division, and sometimes all-out war. Yet whether we're trying to repair a relationship, interact on social media, or understand someone whose beliefs differ from our own, there is hope! The people around us bear God's image. As we learn to treat them accordingly, our communication will become a powerful means of showing God's love to them. Laying out eleven key principles for loving conversation, pastor Tim Shorey guides us to a memorable, scriptural approach to communication that can transform our relationships.Show more
We never know when violence might be visited upon us-at home, in the workplace, at school-anywhere. Crime, sexual assaults, threats to our children, and terrorist attacks are all part of the global landscape. There are concrete measures anyone can take to mitigate danger and if necessary, to fight like a sociopath to defeat a sociopath. Robert Montgomery wrote Seconds to Live or Die to help you prevail in the face of unexpected violence. Drawing on his experiences as a career CIA officer, Robert offers up proven methods in self-protection for you and your family at home, on the street, and abroad. By practicing what you find in this book, you can learn to control fear, hone your situational awareness, and when the unimaginable happens, cycle through denial, deliberation, and into action to effectively fight for your life-irrespective of gender, experience, or physical ability. In violence, every fraction of a second can mean the difference between finding yourself above dirt-or six feet under.Show more
Nearly everyone knows someone on the autism spectrum, whether it's a niece or nephew, a student in their classroom, a coworker, or a sibling, spouse, or child. One in fifty-four children have autism, according to the CDC, and autism is reported across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Yet most of what people think they know about autism is wrong. On the Spectrum debunks myths with a realistic yet hope-filled deep dive into the heart, mind, and life of a Christian. Daniel Bowman, a novelist, poet, and professor, received an autism diagnosis at age thirty-five after experiencing crises in his personal and professional life. The diagnosis shed light on his experience in a new, life-giving way. In this captivating book, Bowman reveals new insights into autism, relationships, faith, and the gift of neurodiversity. Rather than viewing autism as a deficiency, Bowman teaches listeners-through stories of his heartbreaks and triumphs-authentic ways to love their neighbors as themselves, including their autistic neighbors who are fearfully and wonderfully, if differently, made.Show more
Technology can be a powerful tool for learning, for solving humanity's toughest problems, and for bringing us closer together. How can we raise healthy kids who know how to take advantage of the good technology can bring to their lives, while avoiding the bad? It's time to start a new conversation. Digital for Good offers a refreshingly positive framework for preparing kids to be successful in a digital world-one that shifts the focus away from what kids shouldn't do and instead encourages them to use technology proactively and productively. EdTech expert Richard Culatta outlines five qualities every young person should develop in order to become a thriving, contributing member of the digital world: - Be balanced: understand when and how much tech use is healthy - Stay informed: be an active and discerning consumer of information online - Be inclusive: consider multiple viewpoints with respect - Be engaged: use tech to improve your relationships and your community - Stay alert: be aware of your actions online and create safe spaces for others Parents and children alike will discover the path to becoming effective digital citizens, all while making our online world a better place.Show more
“Earl Swift lays out this great unsung saga with verve and magisterial sweep.' —Hampton Sides In this 'brilliantly observed' (Newsweek) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, the acclaimed author of Chesapeake Requiem reveals that these extraordinary yet overshadowed missions—distinguished by the use of the revolutionary lunar roving vehicle—deserve to be celebrated as the pinnacle of human adventure and exploration. 8:36 P.M. EST, December 12, 1972: Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt braked to a stop alongside Nansen Crater, keenly aware that they were far, far from home. They had flown nearly a quarter-million miles to the man in the moon’s left eye, landed at its edge, and then driven five miles in to this desolate, boulder-strewn landscape. As they gathered samples, they strode at the outermost edge of mankind’s travels. This place, this moment, marked the extreme of exploration for a species born to wander. A few feet away sat the machine that made the achievement possible: an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon’s reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains on America’s last three ventures to the lunar surface. In the decades since, the exploits of the astronauts on those final expeditions have dimmed in the shadow cast by the first moon landing. But Apollo 11 was but a prelude to what came later: while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trod a sliver of flat lunar desert smaller than a football field, Apollos 15, 16, and 17 each commanded a mountainous area the size of Manhattan. All told, their crews traveled fifty-six miles, and brought deep science and a far more swashbuckling style of exploration to the moon. And they triumphed for one very American reason: they drove. In this fast-moving history of the rover and the adventures it ignited, Earl Swift puts the reader alongside the men who dreamed of driving on the moon and designed and built the vehicle, troubleshot its flaws, and drove it on the moon’s surface. Finally shining a deserved spotlight on these overlooked characters and the missions they created, Across the Airless Wilds is a celebration of human genius, perseverance, and daring.Show more
The New Builders: Face to Face with the True Future of Business delivers a powerful argument for the empowerment and support of our female and BIPOC founders. Today's entrepreneurs don't look like those of the past. They are increasingly Black, brown, female, and older than you might expect them to be. But they're not getting the support they need to succeed in rebuilding America, because our business culture has become so consumed with celebrating size above all else. In this book, the distinguished authors explore the indelible value of small business in America and the future of sustainable business. In The New Builders, you'll learn: Who are the fastest growing groups of entrepreneurs? What are they working on, and what drives them?; the real engine that drove Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs; the depth and extent to which entrepreneurs and small businesses are woven through our country's history and the ways we have forgotten women and people of color who owned small businesses in the past; how we're increasingly afraid to fail; the role small businesses are playing saving the wilderness, small towns, and redlined communities; what we can do to turn the decline in entrepreneurship around, especially by supporting the people who are courageously starting small companies today; and more.Show more
A powerful book for men's groups and for personal growth. Failsafe reconnects men to their identity in Christ: made in the image of a loving God and remade as new creations no longer bound to the patterns of this world, thanks to the saving work of Jesus. As this connection with God is strengthened, men are reborn. Their emotional lives realign. Their character, spirituality, and emotional health come back into congruence, and they can face the hard things of the world with bold assurance, knowing that they are no longer slaves to their fear, their pain, or the expectations of others. They belong to the Lord, and he has overcome the world. Veteran men's ministry leader Kenny Luck helps men courageously face their insecurities and unlearn their unhealthy attachments to broken, worldly markers of significance: their jobs, their standing in the community, their physique, etc. Kenny teaches that it is impossible to be spiritually mature when you are emotionally immature and points men to Christ as a model for masculinity and an anchor for their identity. This book is a rallying cry for men to become grounded in Christ so they can be set loose to serve a hurting world.Show more
Paranormal gang wars. Exploding leprechauns. This cop won’t survive any more rookie mistakes.Officer Norman Green would kill for a slow night on the job, but another body would only add to this caseload. When a leprechaun spontaneously combusts into purple goo in the midst of a turf war, the human cop knows he’s in for some serious overtime. And after ranking officer Heather Valance catches a whiff of conspiracy, he may have to bend over and kiss more than his weekend plans goodbye. As Norman and Officer Valance follow a set of clues into the city’s darkest corners, he fears his werewolf superior’s PTSD is clouding her better judgment. When one wrong move could be deadly, Norman must make a difficult choice: defy his terrifying shift mate or go balls-deep into an investigation that could terminate his employment… and his life. Same Old Shift is the second book in the Kilhaven Police paranormal cop series. If you like edgy shifters, foul-mouthed cops, and buckets of gore, then you’ll love Brock Bloodworth’s hilarious procedural. Buy Same Old Shift to clock in for a raunchy, rollicking night on the beat today!Show more
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