By Natalie Gwyn
NATALIE GWYN uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family.The wife of a technology entrepreneur, already birth mother of two healthy young children-a boy and a girl-was living comfortably in the suburbs. Then she doubled the size of her family by adopting four Ethiopian children. Why?Her answer: "God."Popular blogger NATALIE GWYN has been cited widely for her candid, insightful, often humorous writing on cross-cultural adoptive Christian families (which number more than 4 million). HuffPo has linked to her controversial posts and celebrities like Kathie Lee Gifford have quoted and pictured her on social media. Here Natalie tells her whole mom story, including the only-God-could-do-this backstory.Her lighthearted narrative begins with the nudge of God toward the uncomfortable. She and her husband are almost certain they have misunderstood what the Almighty is asking of them, and with self-deprecating humor Natalie allows readers a glimpse into the process by which this already imperfect mom agreed to transnational, transracial adoption of more children than she already has.Natalie then takes the reader on her family's adventure to Ethiopia to legally adopt the three siblings God has chosen to add to their family. With the skill of a detective novelist, she reveals their discovery of a fourth sibling, their critical decision not to leave this child behind, and their harrowing quest to find, woo and legally adopt her, too.Similar to the laugh-out-loud humor of books on blended step-families, Natalie shares the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen scenes of this adoptive family's huge adjustments. She brilliantly captures each child's and each parent's perspective and, in doing so, reveals God in their midst.
Our Best Life Together
By Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen
Whether you've been married a few months or a few years, the deepest longing for all couples is to discover a richer intimacy with God and each other. In OUR BEST LIFE TOGETHER, Joel and Victoria Osteen will help you do just that. Through these proven principles you and your mate will find the help you need to meet each other's relational needs, learn to communicate effectively, practice love and respect, handle adversity, honor each other, show compassion and patience, encourage one another, and grow together spiritually. There's no better way to experience the fulfilling marriage God intends for you than to set aside a devotional time together each day.
By Kalyani Lawry
Through John Wheeler and other influential teachers, and through his two books of dialogues, Sailor Bob Adamson has become a familiar name to those interested in non-dual spirituality. With assistance from friends and family, and from Bob himself, Kalyani Lawry has compiled an absorbing account of his life illustrated with photographs from Bob's personal collection.The second part of Only That consists of dialogues which have an immediacy that is "closer than your breathing, nearer than your hands and feet" and a depth that reflects Bob's life experience while pointing clearly to the ultimate reality "Thou art That".
One Nation, Under Gods
By Peter Manseau
At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really happened is worth a close, fresh look. Thomas Jefferson himself collected books on all religions and required that the brand new Library of Congress take his books, since Americans needed to consider the "twenty gods or no god" he famously noted were revered by his neighbors. Looking at the Americans who believed in these gods, Manseau fills in America's story of itself, from the persecuted "witches" at Salem and who they really were, to the persecuted Buddhists in WWII California, from spirituality and cults in the '60s to the recent presidential election where both candidates were for the first time non-traditional Christians.One Nation, Under Gods shows how much more there is to the history we tell ourselves, right back to the country's earliest days. Dazzling in its scope and sweep, it is an American history unlike any you've read.
Our Presidents and Their Prayers
By Rand Paul, James Randall
From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, and every president in between, prayer and religion made its way into their public speeches, private journals and official proclamations. With excerpts taken from speeches, journals, and other public records, this book will feature prayers from every president the U.S. has ever had. Illustrated with photos and paintings, the book will also give background histories of each president and reveal their personal feelings on religion, prayer, and our Creator.
One Last Time
By John Edward
ONE LAST TIME is the remarkable true story of internationally acclaimed psychic medium John Edwards. John Edward began having psychic experiences when he was no more thn a toddler and in ONE LAST TIME he reveals how he discovered, and gradually developed his amazing power to foretell the future and communicate with the dead.John's fresh and honest approach has earned him an international following amont those who seek genuine and accurate after-death communication with departed family and loved one. His extraordinary gift has opened a window to the spirit world through which comes messages of love and healing from those who have passed over to the other side. He shows us that our loved ones never cease to leave us, and never really die.
Opening Your Heart
By Anne Jones
Do you have difficulty finding the right partner? Have you ever worried about being alone? Do you feel that there must be more to life? In Opening Your Heart, healer Anne Jones demonstrates that by opening our hearts to love, we can change our relationships and our lives profoundly. She believes that we all deserve to share in an infinite amount of love, and that each one of us can achieve this if we are willing to examine and heal our emotional hearts. Here is a unique chance to open yourself up to love, address your true emotions, forgive those who have hurt you in the past and reinforce and strengthen your current loving relationships.In this book, you will discover:-How to attract love and loving people into your life -How to make your relationships more loving -How to increase your capacity for love -How to break down the barriers you have created against love -How to heal your heartbreaks.
Overcoming Pms The Natural Way
By Marilyn Glenville
In Natural Solutions to PMS Marilyn Glenville shows you simple nutritional and lifestyle changes you can make that will balance your hormones and relieve your PMS symptoms. From breast pain to fluctuating moods, and from weight gain to fatigue, Marilyn Glenville details a thoroughly researched and tested programme to get your symptoms under control. Discover: How to get rid of your symptoms permanently; Which tests, supplements, herbs and nutrition will make a difference; Why premenstrual symptoms occur and why conventional treatments are rarely effective; How to get your hormones back in balance; How to relieve specific symptoms.
By Sylvia Boorstein, Andrew Harvey, Bonnie Louise Kuchler
The purpose of One Heart is to illuminate the common sacred ground at the heart of seven faiths: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Its method is to identify 65 essential principles, among them: Feel what other people feel Don't harm others Lead with virtue and concern for others Be honest Practice what you preach Be content Don't let anger take over Choose your companions wisely Accept the existence of spiritual beings Seek and you will find. Illustrating each principle are one, two, or three quotations (adding up to more than 600) from a wide variety of texts sacred to each of the seven faiths,including the Old and New Testaments, the Talmud, the Mahabarata, the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, the Analects of Confucius, and many other sacred sources. In addition, each chapter also provides guidance on a spiritual theme or practice,prayer beads, a home altar, labyrinth walking,to enhance our understanding of these wise words and universal principles.
The Other Side And Back
By Sylvia Browne, Lindsay Harrison
The Other Side and Back offers an unprecedented and comprehensive look at how the afterlife affects us in this life. Discover: astonishing insights into our everyday contact with guides and angels; the truth about hauntings, and why we should not be afraid; how psychics can solve missing persons cases and even murders; how psychic energy can keep us healthy and improve our relationships; why we should not fear death or ageing; the afterlife, and how we can all maintain contact with our loved ones; reincarnation, and how we can all discover our past lives; Easy exercises to promote healing, discover past lives, improve relationships, contact loved ones, create joy and much more; must-read predictions for the 21st century
On The Other Side Of Life
By Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino
With testimonials from people who have lived through Near-Death Experiences as well as research and opinions from a multidisciplinary panel of prestigious scholars, On the Other Side of Life offers a balanced look at these most mysterious experiences and the science and theology behind them.
Only Love Is Real
By Brian Weiss
When psychiatrist and past-life therapist Dr. Brian Weiss began treating two new patients, Elizabeth and Pedro, he found that although they were strangers, they described the same past lives with a stunning similarity of detail and emotion. Their joint past unfolded quite separately in his office; they seemed to have loved each other across time. In this gripping book internationally bestselling author Dr. Brian Weiss tells the extraordinary story of their love and explains that each of us has a soulmate whom we have loved in past incarnations, and who waits to reunite with us now.
The Old Straight Track
By Alfred Watkins
First published in 1925 THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK remains the most important source for the study of ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles- a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain.First in the Herefordshire countryside, and later throughout Britain, Alfred Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall in straight lines. His investigation convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star.Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the ley system remain a mystery. Are they the legacy of a prehistoric scientific knowledge which is now all but lost? And was their purpose secular or religious?