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Book: Blue Sky Lightning - How To Survive And Thrive When Life Blindsides You by Jeff Kuhn
All of us deal with trauma, lightning bolts that disrupt our lives in small or devastating ways. But no matter what you're facing, you can recover through strength, fortitude, and belief. Jeff Kuhn survived the unthinkable: burns over 80 percent of his body and a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite it all, Jeff found the courage to keep moving on. In Blue Sky Lightning, he shares both his [...]
 
Book: Dreams and Realities - A Memoir of Love, Loss and Resilience by Mildred Santiago-Vélez
Like many young girls growing up in the 1950s, author Mildred Santiago-Velez dreamed of a perfect life with the perfect husband and perfect children. But reality interrupted those dreams and caused her to face a tragedy she had never imagined. In Dreams and Realities, she narrates her story and the devastating events that marked and changed her life-a life that centers on love, loss, and [...]
 
Book: Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience - Self-Development Strategies to Thrive Through Adversity by Marquita A. Herald
Unlike other books, that may wander in the vagaries of self-empowerment and self-motivation, I found this to be not only practical, but applicable to literally every day of life. Drawing on the findings and realizations of countless events, studies, and anecdotes, you will realize that even the darkest moments of living can provide a springboard for success. Finding purpose outside one's self is [...]
 
Book: The Accidental Anarchist - From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck by Bryna Kranzler
AWARDS: WINNER--Sharp Writ Book Awards, General Non Fiction; Readers Favorite, Non Fiction: Historical/Cultural; National Indie Excellence Award; International Book Awards Biography: Historical. SUMMARY: The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of Jacob Marateck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happens to [...]
 
Book: Letting Go - An Anthology of Attempts by M. E. Hughes, editor
A fascinating collection of life stories told by 30 authors from eight countries. They write of their attempts to move beyond crippling grief, free themselves of haunting memories, get out from under abusive relationships. They tell of their struggles - often painful, sometimes funny - to let go of everything from a fear of horses, to old family homes, and piles of books and papers. "Does the [...]
 
Book: Peak Performance!! Merging Spirituality and Success Principles by Alan Sullivan
At last! The tools to become a calm and bold 'Peak Performer' living an outstanding life of freedom, love and adventure. A cutting edge illustrated book that is unique in merging both Eastern style spirituality and conventional Western routes to success. The reader is guided by the first of a kind use of Maps - pictorials and acronyms that have logical, scientific and memorable associations. In [...]
 
Book: Tenacity - You Don't Have to Get Lost in Nepal to Find Yourself, But it Helps! by Keith Renninson
Have you ever found yourself stuck in life with a deep desire to move on, but you can't find the way? Have you needed to re-connect with your inner self and change your life direction? In 1995, Keith Renninson found himself in his mid-life crisis trying to answer these questions and many more and decided to travel alone to Nepal. The only problem was that at the end of his first day of trekking, [...]
 
Book: Infiltration (A Relative Invasion, Book 2) - Two boys, one family, a world at war by Rosalind Minett
A WW2 novel to enthrall adults and older children. Billy is evacuated, and his nightmare cousin, Kenneth, comes too. Both will face dramas, unexpected meetings and opportunities for personal growth as the war goes on and on... "A delight to read" - Historical Novel Society ". . . the stark and simple times of wartime Britain superbly evoked with just the simplest of brush strokes . . .gets so [...]
 
Book: The Art of Balance - Staying Sane in an Insane World by David J. Bookbinder
Stressed out? Does life seem harder than it should? Then you've come to the right place. The Battle for Balance is a life and death struggle. Stay balanced, and we enjoy life to the fullest. Lose balance, and life gets hard. In The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World, life coach and psychotherapist David J. Bookbinder shows you how to stay on top of the forces that unbalance us, [...]
 
Book: The Upside of Cancer - How a Terrifying Illness Can Lead You to a New Life by Christopher Foster
"You have cancer." If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you know the gut-wrenching fear these three little words can bring. But suppose these words could bring light, not darkness, and courage instead of fear? Suppose cancer can be a catalyst that helps us discover what is truly important in life, and opens our eyes to the wonder of creation? The Upside of Cancer is an [...]
 
Book: 3mph - The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World by Polly Letofsky
WINNER 2011 Writer's Digest Best Memoir WINNER Best Travel Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Book Awards - WINNER 2011 Best Memoir at CIPA Book Awards Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles--by foot--to become the first woman to walk around the world. In a spirit of adventure, along with the goal of raising global awareness for breast cancer, [...]
 
Book: Intrusion: WWII, two boys, a fateful rivalry (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett
WAR THREATENS AT THE VERY SHORES OF HOME . . . WITH RUTHLESS HITLER IN EUROPE AND DEVIOUS COUSIN KENNETH AT THE DOORSTEP. A fateful rivalry is born . . . Lonely Billy's excitement at having a playmate turns to dismay. Frail, artistic Kenneth is hideously devious, Uncle Frank is an outright bully and Billy's parents fail to see further than Kenneth's porcelain looks to his darker soul. Those very [...]
 
Book: Bounce, Don't Break - Stories, reflections, and words of encouragement during times of change. by Penny L. Hunt
When life leaves you feeling like you've been T-boned by an eighteen wheeler, reach for Bounce! Don't Break ... and unearth the tools needed to get you back on your feet and moving forward again. * Discover 5 Specific - Actionable - Right Now Tactics! to begin bouncing back quicker from set-backs. * Learn how to shift your focus from problems to solutions. * Begin turning defeat into victory! [...]
 
Book: NOT AGAIN by Richard von Hippel
'One courageous woman' This true life story of one courageous woman demonstrates the awe inspiring strength and resilience of the human spirit, in the face of what to many of us would seem to be insurmountable adversities. Born into a better off than average 1950s home, with strict but loving parents Iris was a tough, independant and adventurous child until the age of eleven years, when her [...]
 
Book: Travels with ms kaye, Book One - Dujiangyan, China 2009-2010 by kaye terrelonge
This is a one year travel photo journal reflection about a divorced woman over 40, after an unexpected career change and failed relationships, making a decision of becoming an ESL teacher to teach in China. As she teaches English to Chinese children and teens; she begins her journey of self discovery. She faces her challenges through positive resilience with her journal writings and photography.
 
Book: Mama Namibia - Based on True Events by Mari Serebrov
A genocide that proved to be the training grounds for the Holocaust. Surviving on her own in the desert, 12-year-old Jahohora searches for her family while hiding from the German soldiers. It's 1904, and Germany has claimed all of South West Africa. Since the Herero would rather fight than surrender their ancestral homes, Gen. von Trotha has declared that they all should be forced into the [...]
 
Book: Aim for Justice by Ken C Dickson
In this fast-paced, emotionally taut, and inspiring true story, the author relates his struggles after an unplanned surgery and inexcusable treatment by medical and mental health professionals land him in a high-security psych ward, stripped of his right to bear arms. Despite his traumatic ordeal, he fights back to normalcy and then takes aim at the impossible: restoring his Second Amendment [...]
 
Book: Second Chance Sister by Billy McCoy
Second Chance Sister is a deeply emotional and mesmerizing novel of youthful passion, wealth and the fateful events that lead to heartache and pain then the miracle of a second chance. Ashley Edmundson, a serenely attractive and restless young woman hits upon a magnificent idea which she then builds into a booming enterprise...but the sudden success is a double edge sword...her husband's excess [...]
 
Book: Jesuit Time by John Robert McCauley
A spark flamed in Brad's mind after a Jesuit was named Pope to find information on an ancestor, Jesuit missionary Adamo Gilg. Take a trip back in time watching Brad and Brian resurrect forgotten information on his long deceased ancestor, while they embark on a heart pounding and riveting ride through mission history finding a Golden Age when missions formed Christian Society. Follow them on this [...]
 
Book: Inspirational Words of Wisdom for Challenging Times by Marquita Herald
When faced with the brunt of change, an unexpected detour or a life crisis, it is far too easy to shut down or fall into the trap of negativity which can quickly prevent us from moving forward and blinding us to potential opportunities for growth. There are very few experiences in life that are completely unique...that someone else hasn't faced before. The perspective of others who have gone [...]
 
Book: The Road Way Less Traveled - Starting recovery young by Ken Montrose
This workbook addresses questions frequently asked by young people new to recovery: What will I do? Who will I spend time with? How will I get through life without drugs? Why are drugs so hard to quit? The text underscores how the resilience of youth is eventually overwhelmed by the progressive nature of addiction. Contains a parable about burning down houses infested with singing rats. The [...]
 
Book: Longing for Home by Lisa M Wayman
Seventeen-year-old Irena clutches all of her belongings, waiting to be processed through Ellis Island in 1892. She hopes for a better life than she had as a Slovenian maid. "Life in America is difficult and unsettling," she thinks. "I had the sensation of disintegrating. I felt myself in little pieces. Was I Slovene, American or even maybe Irish? Catholic or Pagan? For a moment I wasn't sure even [...]
 
Book: Life in the Hollywood Lane by Ann Crawford
Quirky, heart-opening, funny, poignant, up, down, and everywhere in between that's life and that's Life in the Hollywood Lane. Trish, an LA actor, is bereft with guilt after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish's backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor's life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. [...]
 
Book: Pocket Piece Cameo by Robert Costelloe
**Special Edition** **See Note at End** Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, Jill and Blake seem the unlikeliest match of all. He is a star athlete, but as a football lineman, he is self-conscious about his size. She's a thrill-seeking acrobat and gymnast, a tomboy who prefers computers to boys. Allison, on the other hand, seems to have it all: beauty, brains, talent, and ambition. But epileptic [...]
 
Book: Scent Of Triumph / Historical Fiction by Jan Moran
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle [...]
 
Book: Finding Your Hummus - Discover your personal and organizational purpose by Michael Kouly
Finding Your Hummus is a metaphor for defining and actualizing personal and organizational purpose. This book will provide you, your colleagues, family and friends with transformational insights about life and business and will unleash your personal and organizational power in a fascinating way. Shift happens in life and business, are you ready? This book is about leadership in times of change. [...]
 
Book: Vagabond Boy - Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos by Joel Everett Harding
This true adventure story concerns a boy who navigates through an unusual childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents, bumping into reality at every turn. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle confusing lessons he must choose to accept or discard at his peril. The book abounds in humor and boyhood adventure, [...]
 
Book: The Sea Inside (Cerulean Songs) by Vickie Johnstone
A fantasy about fate versus free will. Can you bend time or will it break? Following a diving accident, 16-year-old Jayne finds herself in a parallel world beneath the sea, full of potential and peril. But is it real? When fate takes an unexpected twist, she must choose between her old life and a new one, but the journey to her heart's desire turns out to be more difficult than she suspects. [...]
 
Book: Daughter of the King by Carlene Havel & Sharon Faucheux
A heartwarming story about the resilience of true love, inspired by a biblical account of greatness, courage, and foretold prophecy... Princess Michal was the youngest daughter of Saul, the first king of Israel. In an age when fathers arranged marriages, Michal dared to fall in love with a handsome young musician named David, from the little town of Bethlehem. As recounted in the Bible, Michal [...]
 
Book: Gifting and the Stick by Boyd Keisel
He grew up a part of America's Greatest Generation those who worked hard, sacrificed, and perfectly exemplified the resilience of the human spirit. In a small community rooted in the age-old customs of ranching and farming, Boyd Keisel discovered many hidden lessons of life in places you'd least expect to find them discovering life-changing truths about love, consequences, and family that would [...]
 


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