By William McInnes
William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. Fatherhood is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he's creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter.Warm, witty and nostalgic, these tales are just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard BBQ. They will stir your own memories: of hot summer days and cooling off under the sprinkler while Dad works in the garden with the radio tuned to the sports results; that time Dad tried to teach you to drive - and then got out of the car and kissed the ground; or taking your own kids on a family road trip.Fatherhood is full of memories: the happy, the hilarious, the sad, bad, and the unexpectedly poignant moments. You will laugh, you may even cry - but you will recognise yourself and those you love somewhere in these pages.
By Jon Kabat-Zinn
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness--explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
A Flexible Faith
By Bonnie Kristian
BONNIE KRISTIAN shows that a vibrant diversity within Christian orthodoxy-which is simply to say a range of different ways to faithfully follow Jesus-is a strength of our faith, not a weakness.It is all too easy to fail to grasp the diversity of the Christian faith-especially for those who have grown up in one branch of the church and never explored another. We fail to realize how many ways there are to follow Jesus, convinced that our own tradition is the one Christian alternative to nonbelief.A FLEXIBLE FAITH is written for the convinced and confused believer alike. It is a readable exploration of the lively theological diversity that stretches back through church history and across the spectrum of Christianity today. It is an easy introduction to how Christians have historically answered key questions about what it means to follow Jesus. Chapters will include 17 big theological questions and answers; profiles of relevant figures in church history; discussion questions; single-page Q&As-profiles of more unusual types of Christians (e.g., a Catholic nun or a member of an Amish community); and a guide to major Christian denominations today.As Bonnie shares her wrestlings with core issues-such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it actually is-she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions.Following Jesus is big and it is something that individual believers, movements, and denominations have expressed in uncountably different ways over the centuries. In the process of helping us sort things out, Bonnie shows us how to be comfortable with diversity in the Body. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we will discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.
By Scott A. Sorensen
The one and only Fart Dictionary is a witty collection of fart definitions for every occasion and covering a wide range of topics -- from politics to poetry, karaoke, Mardi Gras, Food Network, Jane Austen, love, war, ghosts, family, sports, fashion, and vegetetables. Examples include "apple fart: a fart that keeps the doctor away," "boomerang fart: a fart which has somehow returned to haunt you," and many, many more. So, readers, the next time you fart, or bear witness to one, take note of your surroundings, purpose, or social inconvenience. Label it, as in this unique volume.Featuring whimsical artwork and all wrapped up in a classy little package, Fart Dictionary is a perfect gag gift and certain to be a hit with anyone who has ever laughed at the sound of breaking wind.
By Running Press
This one-of-a-kind miniature weightlifting set lets you pump some iron--with your fingers!Kit includes: * 1 metal barbell* 4 rubber weight plates* 1 metal kettlebell weight* 1 resistance band* 1 finger sweatband* 32-page mini book
By Hilary Yancey
A young mother's life is forever changed and her faith in God is broken when her son in diagnosed with several birth defects. Restore and grow your faith as you read about Hilary Yancey's personal journey back to God.Hilary Yancey thought she had unshakable faith until it was truly tested. Married to her college sweetheart and jubilantly expecting their first child, when a routine ultrasound revealed her baby's significant facial cleft, a missing eye, and one especially tiny ear, Hilary asked God for a miracle and believed her son would be healed.But he wasn't. And the weeks the couple spent beside their baby's hospital bed became a spiritual exile for the young mother, where she contemplated faith, nearly lost all of it she had, wrestled with anger with God, and was reintroduced to Him by her beautiful baby boy, Jackson.For readers of spiritual narrative, new parents in the midst of the challenge, anyone who has experienced faith-shattering circumstances, or those who find themselves lost in the wilderness of shaken belief, this book will provoke honest self-reflection and encouragement through a mother's vulnerable, raw account of her journey back to God.
Fearless in 21 Days
By Sarah E. Ball
In summer of 2013, family and friends watched helplessly as author Sarah E. Ball spiraled into the darkest season of her life. A passionate woman of God, wife, mom of five, and popular blogger, Sarah nevertheless found herself abruptly taken captive by a severe anxiety and panic disorder. She began sharing the intimate details of her breakdown and recovery with her readers, creating an online series Fearless in 21 Days as a 21-day guide to overcoming anxiety. Much to Sarah's surprise, her blog reached #2 on Google search for deliverance from anxiety, and she soon found herself sharing her keys to fearlessness on several national television programs, including two 1-hour interviews on Insight with Paul Arthur, two appearances on Lifeline with Dick & Joan, on several episodes of the Miracle Channel show Devoted, and even an invitation to 100 Huntley Street for 2017. Her blog series won First Place in the 2016 Word Alive Press Women's Journey of Faith Contest.In FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS, Sarah takes the readers through 21 revelations that focus on healing the whole self-body, mind, and soul-and bridging the gap between effective mental health therapies and Scripture. This book first offers practical tips that can dramatically reduce the immediate symptoms of anxiety and then dives deeper into spiritual and mental truths to create a hope-filled guide to freedom from anxiety so that readers may boldly and bravely fulfill their purpose in Christ-fearlessly.
Festivus/Seinfeld: Celebration Kit
Kit includes:* 9-inch tall Festivus pole with 4 buttons that play audio of Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller)* 5 Human Fund donation gift cards* 2 magnetsButton 1 "The Story of Festivus": Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had-but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!...out of that, a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us!Button 2 "The Festivus Pole": There's a pole. It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting. It's made from aluminum. Very high strength-to-weight ratio.Button 3 "The Airing of Grievances": Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it!Button 4 "The Feats of Strength": And now as Festivus rolls on, we come to the feats of strength. Until you pin me, Festivus is not over! Let's rumble!
Faces of Praise!
By Carol M. Mackey, B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark
This full-color photo gift book that turns chart-topping contemporary gospel music into Bible-based devotions is a three-way blessing for readers: a perfect companion to favorite gospel recordings, an encouraging daily devotional and a unique photo collection.Here are never-before-seen four-color images of the top 60 contemporary gospel artists taken on stage, as they led worship concerts. B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark met with, worked alongside, and photographed all these gospel icons-- Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, the award winning duo Mary Mary and many more--during his decades-long music career. He joins author Carol M. Mackey to create FACES OF PRAISE! which pairs these gospel artists and their most popular, uplifting songs with applicable scripture, inspirational text and prayers. Each image shows the artists as they worship, revealing their passion for God and inspiring hope, joy, and endurance in readers Beautifully designed, FACES OF PRAISE! is a perfect companion to gospel recordings, an encouraging devotional and a unique photo collection. Artists included:Yolanda Adams Shari Addison Crystal Aikin Rance Allen Vanessa Bell Armstrong Amber Bullock Kim Burrell Jonathan Butler Myron Butler Shirley Caesar Byron Cage Erica Campbell Kurt Carr Jacky Clark-ChisolmDorinda Clark-Cole Karen Clark-Sheard Tasha Cobbs Y'Anna Crawley Andrae Crouch Kirk Franklin Travis Greene Deitrick Haddon JJ Hairston Fred Hammond Tramaine Hawkins Israel Houghton Keith "Wonder Boy" Johnson Le'Andria Johnson Canton Jones John P. KeeDeon Kipping Mary Mary Donnie McClurkin William McDowell Vashawn Mitchell J. Moss William Murphy Jason Nelson Charisse Nelson-McIntosh Smokie Norful Kelly Price Hart RamseyJoann Rosario Marvin Sapp Kierra Sheard Richard Smallwood Micah StampleyKathy Taylor Ton'ex Tye Tribbett Trin-i-tee 5:7 Uncle Reece Hezekiah Walker The Walls Group Melvin Williams Michelle Williams BeBe Winans Cece Winans Marvin Winans Vickie Whininess
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander's Case
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes fans to a new era in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Inspired by the Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling's character, Newt Scamander, the film follows a magical mix-up that takes Newt on a chase around New York City looking for the magical creatures that have escaped from his case.This kit contains a collectible miniature replica of Newt's leather case, complete with sound of the Niffler, along with a 48-page book of short profiles of Newt and the beasts and full-color imagery from the film.
By Nikki Van De Car
Our homes are meant to be a refuge -- a place of calm, serene contemplation where we can recharge after a long day. Feng Crochet, the latest book from author and crafter Nikki Van De Car, teaches readers how to create a nurturing environment with 30 simple, beautiful projects to crochet. Grouped by the five elements of feng shui (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), the patterns in this book range from home decor (plant hangers, large baskets, lampshades, and scatter rugs) to small, precious items that add a touch of warmth and peace to any room (napkin rings, dreamcatchers, doilies, and curtain ties). Mindful prompts and meditations begin each project, while helpful tips on incorporating the principles of feng shui into both crafts and life are peppered throughout the book. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography and charming line arts, Feng Crochet asks crafters of all skill levels to look inward as they create objects to bring peace and tranquility to their most treasured spaces.
A Fearless Heart
By Thupten Jinpa
'[A] timely book on compassion and its cultivation' The Dalai Lama'The bravest, cleverest and most engaging book I know on why we need to cultivate compassion' Jon Kabat-Zinn'A practical toolkit for becoming a better human being' Daniel Goleman Self-compassion is the overlooked key to achieving our goals. It can lead to increased happiness, stress reduction, a stronger sense of purpose, better health and a longer life. Yet many of us resist compassion, worrying that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we won't achieve our goals in life. Using the latest science, psychology (from contemporary Western and classical Buddhist sources) as well as stories from others and his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle. His powerful programme, derived from his remarkable course in Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), is the perfect guide to achieving a greater sense of wellbeing.
Bliss is within (your fingers') reach! Step your tired fingers into a pair of teeny yoga pants, roll out your desktop mat, and give those tired digits a stretch (or a workout) with Finger Yoga! The kit includes mini yoga pants to wear on the pointer and middle fingers, a desktop yoga mat, two mini yoga blocks, and a 32-page illustrated mini book with instructions for finger yoga poses and desktop meditation.
From A Dark Place
By Tony Husband, Paul Husband
When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life.This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future.This inspiring and compelling story will appeal to anyone who has struggled with an addictive disorder, or any families or friends who have had to support someone through such a situation. Anyone who was touched by Tony's Take Care, Son - The Story of my Dad and His Dementia will be similarly moved and uplifted by From A Dark Place.
By Joel Osteen
In this one-of-a-kind guide, Joel Osteen provides practical insight and encouragement to help you stay connected to God so you can receive His strength and be empowered to accomplish all that He has for you. Here are eight keys to living your life in the fullness of God's blessings and favor, help in not allowing your past to be a barrier between you and the pathway of new beginnings with God, and a treasure of insight into living by the power of God's word and His promises for your every need. In FRESH START, readers learn how to experience God's goodness and make Him a part of their everyday life.
By Jason Headley
Breathe in.Clear your desk.Breathe out.Clear your mind.Breathe in.Prepare.Breathe out.And enjoy the most mindful (and hilarious) 15 minutes of your day . . . F*ck That is a meditation guide which will teach you to breathe in strength and breathe out the bullsh*t.
The Full Tank Life
By Ben Tankard
As a pastor, pilot, motivational speaker, bestselling Gospel/Jazz musician, and reality TV star, Tankard has a lot of experience with both success and failure. He has learned that our greatest opportunities often come from our greatest disappointments. Today, he is doing what he was born to do, and he knows it didn't happen by accident. Tankard encourages readers to examine seven key elements-Dreams, Environment, Subconscious, Time, Inspiration, Network, and You, sharing his life-tested secrets to help readers find their own way. Including fresh insights on familiar Bible passages, wisdom from Tankard's own setbacks, and laugh-out-loud stories, Tankard shows readers that they too can have a "full tank" life.
By Cheryl Abrams
Cheryl Abram was at the end of her rope: her life was falling apart on every level and she had "succeeded" in making herself unworthy, incomplete and separate. Then, one day this practicing Christian took a "leap of doubt" and fired God, or at least the God she had created.Cheryl's outward circumstances did not miraculously improve-this is not a fairy-tale story of allowing abundance into her life. Rather, as she puts it: I'm no longer afraid, anxious or expectant. It's still about me, but the "me" is not the "me" that I thought it was. It's not a little limited human being that was born and will die. I am not that. As a human being, I can see that I am connected to everything around me. I am a whole part of the tapestry of this world. We are all here for and as each other. To read how that came about and what it means in an everyday life for Cheryl and the implications for you and me, dive into the pages of this book.A last word from Cheryl: "I've just added a little sexy, brown-sugary southern Louisiana sweetness to the enlightenment pool."
From Self to Self
By Leo Hartong
Leo writes with characteristic insight and uses metaphor to illuminate the paradoxical and apparently confusing nature of non-dual reality.His original writing is reinforced by a vast knowledge of non-duality in other spiritual traditions and he weaves these together with his own direct path to present clear pointers to contemporary seekers.An appropriately chosen quotation taken from various sources appears at the end of each short chapter. Also included at the end of the book is the full text of the Hsin-hsin Ming by the third Chan patriarch Seng-ts'an."The words in this book repeatedly point to the essence which knows the reading as it takes place. Rather than an encouragement to follow a lengthy path, it is an invitation to step off the path. It does not point to 'your' awareness, but to Awareness itself in which the idea of 'you' appears. It does not point to 'your' beingness, but to the undeniable Beingness that appears as you."
Francis: Pope of Good Promise
By Jimmy Burns
From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's Basilica for the first time, a global audience sensed that not only the Catholic Church but the world at large could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. In the days following Pope Francis' election, there would be further early signs of the simplicity worthy of the first apostles and the leader that inspired them. Not since John XIII appeared on the scene half a century earlier had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church in such a way as to let in some much needed fresh air. Nevertheless, for the excitement generated by the first Latin American Pope and a man who claimed to want to put the poor back at the centre of the Church's social teaching, people could still only guess where it might be all be leading.Francis: Pope of Good Promise is neither an instant media job, nor a hagiography based on authorised interviews, but the product of diligent investigation across a wide range of official and independent sources - a measured, objective portrait of a man who, in circumstances that he neither sought nor foresaw, found himself handed the highest office at a time of crisis not just for the Church but for long established institutions worldwide from banks to political parties.