By Jamie Sumner
In UNBOUND, JAMIE SUMNER helps women who are struggling with the pressures of motherhood find comfort, hope and companionship by detailing her own difficult journey and highlighting women of the Bible who triumphed in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.Women, especially Christian women, do not talk enough about the reality of motherhood: the enormous struggles it takes to get there, the loneliness of it, the unspoken or unmet expectations. We are often too afraid, ashamed, or unwilling to share our stories of disillusionment or pain. We quietly absorb the posts of sonograms and happily messy houses on Facebook as we inwardly wonder what's the matter with us. We listen to friends coo about their child's latest success as we watch our own terrorize their sibling or scream for an hour. We struggle to raise kids with special needs, physical disabilities, and social challenges, caught by surprise that this is what motherhood looks like.With honesty and vulnerability, JAMIE SUMNER walks readers through each chapter of her own journey to motherhood through infertility and special needs parenting and pairs it with that of a woman in the Bible so that readers can find comfort, hope, companionship and honesty rooted in biblical truths.The book is broken into four parts: The Wanting, The Waiting, The Getting and The Appreciating. UNBOUND will share the heartbreak of infertility and offer encouragement from someone who has had to wait for the fulfillment of motherhood; detail the specifics of infertility treatments, miscarriage, and raising special needs children through a Christian lens; honestly discuss the expectations versus the reality of being a mother; and highlight specific biblical women in each chapter who did not fit the expectations of their times through verses, scriptural anecdotes and guiding questions.UNBOUND shows you through Scripture how to be thankful for each step wherever it leads. Happiness is found as we release into His hands our own well-laid plans for His better, and more beautiful one, no matter how different it may look from what we first imagined.
By Suze Yalof Schwartz
'Unplug is the book I wish I had when I first started meditating. Simple, smart, and inspirational, it provides concrete tools you can use to live a more fulfilling, happier, and yes, more productive life' Arianna HuffingtonTHE MODERN GUIDE TO MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLEUnplug is the modern, minimalist guide to meditation for busy people. Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or someone bogged down with a never ending to-do list, Suze Yalof-Schwartz shows that you can get more done - and do it better - by consciously unplugging for just a few minutes each day.This revolutionary book brilliantly simplifies the art of meditation and reveals the life-changing benefits you will experience, from improved memory and a more positive outlook to a reduction in anxiety and stress.Through easy techniques and tips for incorporating meditation into your daily life, Unplug shows you that everyone can meditate, even if - especially if - you believe you think too much, have no time, can't sit still or that it's just 'not you'.
Unshakeable Trust Study Guide
By Joyce Meyer
In this companion study guide to UNSHAKEABLE TRUST, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores a life lived in complete and total dependence on God. Drawing on her own experiences and inspiration from the Word of God, Joyce makes the case that in every area of your life--spiritually, relationally, emotionally, financially--you can trust that God cares for you deeply. Through powerful Scripture, encouraging insights, and challenging activities, Joyce unveils a sovereign and trustworthy God who longs to be in a relationship with his people, and inspires you to tear down the walls of self-reliance. The UNSHAKEABLE TRUST STUDY GUIDE will both equip and encourage, as you learn how to "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Regardless of your past pain, your present circumstances, or your future uncertainty, when you learn to trust God each day, you'll experience the joy-filled life Jesus came to give you. Others may have let you down . . . but God never will!
The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is
By Jon Bernie, Adyashanti
What do you really want-isn't it happiness? And what keeps you from being happy? Could it be that your need to cling so tightly to what you believe-about yourself and life, about how things should be-is what's holding you back? In The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, a contemporary spiritual teacher in the non-duality tradition reveals how confronting and letting go of our negative beliefs about ourselves and the world ultimately sets us on the path toward an awakened life of profound joy, meaning, and purpose.We all want peace and freedom and love and happiness, we all want to be fulfilled, but so many of us fail to reach the level of contentment we've built up in our minds, often believing there's something wrong with us and blaming ourselves, others, or circumstances for our perceived lack of accomplishment or satisfaction. But the truth is, happiness is not something you have to get or achieve, because it's something you already have-in fact, it's what you already are.With this book, author Jon Bernie-counselor, healer, and teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti-sheds light on the struggle to find happiness, showing how our unexamined beliefs distort our identities and make us suffer by creating unconscious tension in our bodies and minds. You'll learn how to bring awareness to these patterns and begin to unravel the tightly held, negative beliefs that have overshadowed your existence, finally moving through them and into a brightening of experience and the realization of true happiness, liberation, peace, and fulfillment.Using this compassionate, heart-centered approach, you'll work with your feelings rather than resist them, and find guidance and support in surrendering to the relief of not knowing. You'll also learn to relax into and live asawareness in your day-to-day life. Most importantly, you'll discover that which you've been seeking but has never really been out of reach-something that is, indeed, beyond belief: the unbelievable happiness of accepting what is.
The Unfindable Inquiry
By Scott Kiloby
This book presents the Unfindable Inquiry, the central tool of the Living Inquiries approach to non-dual self-inquiry-a process author Scott Kiloby developed to help you overcome your false sense of separation and the all-too-common, deep-seated belief that you're not good enough. With this powerful blend of psychology and spirituality, you'll come to understand that the separate, deficient self cannot be found. What you'll find instead is a profound sense of peace.Many of us carry an ingrained belief that we're somehow inadequate and that we're separate and alone, which can lead to a general dissatisfaction with life, conflicts with others, and an estrangement from ourselves that causes us to look outward for what we feel is lacking. When we look outside rather than looking within, it's easy to find ways to confirm our false beliefs about ourselves. With the Living Inquiries, you'll be able to see your mistaken belief in the "core deficient self" and realize the essential oneness that exists in the here and now.Starting with the Boomerang Inquiry and the Panorama Inquiry, two self-inquisitive processes of the Living Inquiries, you'll learn to identify and explore the stories you tell yourself that underlie the challenges and disharmony you experience. Then, once you've cracked the foundation of the false deficient self, you'll use the Unfindable Inquiry and one simple question-Is that you?-to reveal that you are not who or what you've taken yourself to be.No matter what it is you struggle with-anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, addiction-it's likely that painful self-judgments, and the belief that you're separate from the world around you, are at the root of your suffering. With The Unfindable Inquiry, you'll discover how to finally break free from your false sense of self and separation, and experience a more fulfilling life.
By Gracie Malone
To live without fear is one of the most challenging goals anyone can make in life. Fear lurks in the deep recesses of the human heart and surprises even the most mature and courageous Christian. There are over 400 instances in the Bible of God telling His children to be unafraid. If repetition has anything to do with how important something is, then this was a big one. But rather than being a command or admonition, the tone spoken in turn by God, angels, and disciples is compelling and encouraging, like a parent comforting a fearful child. In UNAFRAID, Gracie Malone provides a daily touch of humor, stories, quotes, prayers, and encouragement to everyone who is fighting to trust in the only One who can take their fear away.
Uganda Be Kidding Me
By Chelsea Handler
I awoke at 4:45 am in Johannesburg, South Africa, in my bra and underwear and looked over at my lesbian friend Shelly, who was fully clothed in a pair of pyjamas. Adult pyjamas in general are hard to take seriously; they're even harder to respect when they're worn by a forty-five-year-old woman and the pyjamas have pick-up trucks silk-screened all over them. There were six of us being picked up at 9:15 to be flown into the 'bush,' which happened to be the first leg of our safari. The six included my cousin Molly, age twenty-six. She is the younger, white version of Tyler Perry's Madea. Large and in charge. Molly loved animals and wanted to become a zoologist before her parents convinced her to aim lower and work on a reality show. Her birth name is Ulrike because we hail from Nazis, but in an effort to live a peaceful life alongside our Jewish brethren, she chose her middle name-Molly-to use personally and semi-professionally.Accompanying us was my newly divorced sister Simone (I encouraged it). She refers to me often as a relationship-wrecker. Also on the trip was my oldest friend in L.A., Hannah. (She has had different names in all my books, and I simply don't have the energy to reread any of them to find out what the names were.) She too was newly broken up and seemed extremely upbeat about it. The other safari goer was Sue Murphy, who is a co-executive producer on my TV show, Chelsea Lately. Sue would best be described as a female Hunter S. Thompson but with her shit slightly more together. She is the type of person who, finding herself with a bottle of vodka and no glass, will gladly empty the vodka into her bowl of cereal and then proceed to inhale it with a spoon. We refer to her as 'sixty, single, and looking.' She is not even close to sixty, but it makes people go up to her and whisper that she looks great for her age.
The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings
By Jud Wilhite
As the pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Jud Wilhite encounters new Christians every single day. One of the greatest needs new believers have is a resource for understanding the Christian faith and the Bible in a straightforward and applicable guide. The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings fills that need and show an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and the extent of His grace: the radical, amazing, overwhelming favor and forgiveness of God available to all.The New Living Translation is Jud's preferred Bible translation because he believes it is the easiest for new believers to understand. This fastest growing Bible translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period and is known for accurately communicating the meaning of the original ancient Hebrew and Greek texts in clear and concise language.Jud hopes The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings will help you apply the gift of God's words to your life along with some thoughts to help you understand it more quickly and deeply. He gives you tools and resources to help navigate the deep waters of this living document. As you dig into God's words, the encouragement and truth you receive will literally change your life and the world!Key Features Include:A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides a road map for the journey through God's Word. Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell. 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey. Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation
The Untethered Soul
By Michael A. Singer
Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In The Untethered Soul--now a New York Times bestseller--spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.This book, co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents. Visit www.untetheredsoul.com for more information.
The Ultimate Book of Insults
By Geoff Tibballs
A brilliant collection of insults and sharp retorts for every situation. Includes studied insults, wry putdowns, literary, political, and dramatic rebukes, playground insults, barbs and jibes. The perfect resource for responding to life's slings and arrows with humour and satisfying venom.
By Joe Amaral
Christians today often bring their own suppositions and assumptions to the reading of the Bible, not realizing how deeply their understanding of Christ's life and teachings is affected by a modern worldview. In this book Joe Amaral delves deep into Jewish history, societal mores and cultural traditions, closing the gap created by geographical distance and over two thousand years of history. Using a chronological approach to the life of Christ, he guides the reader through significant events such as Jesus' birth, baptism and crucifixion, pointing out illuminating details that the Western mind would normally miss. The premise is that to understand Jesus, we must understand the time and place in which he was born, the background from which he drew his illustrations and the audience he spoke to. Topics include the connection between Jesus and John the Baptist, the annual Feasts and why they are important to modern Christianity, Jewish customs such as foot-washing, clean and unclean foods, paying tribute to political governments and the significance of various miracles.
The Ultimate Twist
By Suzanne Foxton
he Ultimate Twist is about addiction, love, therapy and danger-but above all it's about the transformation of a troubled everyday life.As Lucy goes beyond the limitations of the addiction/rehabilitation cycle, we are drawn into the lives and perspectives of her therapist and her husband, on a journey which ends in the ultimate twist, the unexpected turn, that sets her free."This is a work of heart searing honesty that should be read by anybody who cares about human relationships. Suzanne Foxton's debut is brave, completely assured and challenging in all the essential ways."-Fergal Keane, author and broadcaster
Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader
By Bathroom Reader's Institute
The Uncle John's Bathroom Reader® series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind, with more than 10 million copies in print. The Uncle John's brand is the most recognized and trusted source for bathroom reading material in the world with more than 22 editions. Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader®: The Miniature EditionT is the fourth installment of our best-selling mini Bathroom Readers, packed with fun facts, amusing stories, and fascinating trivia- all in a condensed portable form for a satisfying reading experience.
By Thomas J. Craughwell
Combining Black Dog's three very successful hardcover collections of "urban legends" (Alligators in the Sewer, The Baby on the Car Roof, and The Cat in the Dryer) into one stupendous volume, Urban Legends is the ultimate collection of those outlandish tales people love to share. With themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqué to informative, frightening to disgusting, these fantastic yarns are remarkable for their uncanny ability to travel by word of mouth. We've all heard the one about the alligators that roam New York City's sewers, or how "Mikey" of Life Cereal fame died from ingesting Pop Rocks and Coke, or about the flustered parents who left their baby on the car roof. But, did you hear the one about the scuba diver who was found in the middle of a forest after a fire? These and other favorites are here in all of their creepy glory-guaranteed to amuse, enlighten, intrigue, and most of all, stick in the mind forever.
The Ultimate Holistic Health Book
By Deborah McManners
In THE ULTIMATE HOLISTIC HEALTH BOOK Dr Deborah McManners draws on the best of integrative medicine and her twenty years' experience to help you to achieve total and lasting health, overcome fatigue and illness, and delay the ageing process. You can feel the difference in only 3 weeks! This accessible and inspiring text is based on integrative medicine and the Triangle of Good Health: nutritional, physical and emotional balance, and wellbeing. It combines nutritional medicine, homoeopathic approaches, relaxation and stress relief techniques with conventional medicine to give the best possible advice. The book includes: questionnaires to give you insights, understanding and practical advice; programmes for maintaining optimum health and delaying the ageing process - devised for your sex, age and fitness level; simple healthy eating guidelines to build reserves and treat specific conditions; as well as hard facts about how environmental factors could be affecting your health.
The Universe In A Single Atom
By The Dalai Lama
In this rare personal investigation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses his vision of science and faith working hand in hand to alleviate human suffering. Drawing on a lifetime of scientific study and religious practice, he explores the great debates and makes astonishing connections between seemingly disparate topics - such as evolution and karma - that will change the way we look at the world.While he sees science and faith as 'complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth,' the fact is that the two have often been at the root of human conflict for centuries. The Dalai Lama challenges us to see that the benefits of opening our hearts and minds to the connections between science and faith are far preferable to perpetuating the divisive rhetoric that often surrounds them. Now, as we face such troubled and uncertain times, the need has never been greater for this extraordinary man's compassion and wisdom.
Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader
By Bathroom Reader's Institu
The Uncle John's Bathroom Reader ® series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind, with more than 22 editions in print and over 4 million sold. This is our third installation of our miniature Readers, another engaging anthology packed with fun facts, amusing stories, and enough trivia to fuel a television game show, all in a condensed, portable form. With toilet paper roll charm attached.
Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader
By Bathroom Reader's Institute
Here's a Miniature EditionT with a definite purpose. Excerpted from the all new, 14th edition of Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader , it's designed to be opened randomly to any page for a quick read on sports, trivia, amazing tales, movie bloopers, historic facts, and much more.
Uncle John's Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader
By Bathroom Reader's Institute
This perfectly portable bathroom companion features highlights from the perennially popular collection of humorous stories, interesting facts, jokes, and trivia about film, literature, music, entertainment, education, and life in contemporary America.