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The Happiness Advantage
How a Positive…
Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage:
How a Positive Brain Fuels
Success in Work and Life

Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.

In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.

Isolating seven practical, actionable principles that have been tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximize our potential. Among the principles he outlines:

• The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see—and seize—opportunities wherever we look.

• The Zorro Circle: how to channel our efforts on small, manageable goals, to gain the leverage to gradually conquer bigger and bigger ones.

• Social Investment: how to reap the dividends of investing in one of the greatest predictors of success and happiness—our social support network

A must-read for everyone trying to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity, The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become happier at work. It’s about how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mind-set to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives.

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As a Man Thinketh
James Allen

As A Man Thinketh Including Morning And Evening Thoughts

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

With that simple but profound philosophy and the right application of thought you can overcome obstacles, reach goals, improve health, and achieve serenity.

Since its initial publication a century ago, millions around the world have responded toJames Allen's powerful message of positive thinking and have used it to achieve their maximum potential.

Included in this edition are Allen's insightful "Morning and Evening Thoughts, " a collection of beautiful daily meditations that feed the mind and soul.

Dover Classics paperback

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This I Believe
Jay Allison

This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”―The Philadelphia Inquirer

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans―from the famous to the unknown―completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others.

Featuring many renowned contributors―including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike―the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board.

The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs―and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them―reveal the American spirit at its best.

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Islam: A Short History
Karen Armstrong

From one of the world's foremost historians and thinkers on religious affairs comes the bestselling history of Islam, "a small gem, bristling with insight and sensitive historical analysis of a misunderstood and much maligned faith" ("The Washington Post"). (World Religions)
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No god but God
Reza Aslan

No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer

FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD


In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.

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Amazing Grace
Angela Baxter

Amazing Grace: Messages of Hope in Scripture and Verse

Share the beauty and sweetness of "Amazing Grace" with those you care about. Award-winning designer Angela Baxter brings to life this treasured hymn using stunning photography and typography. Draw closer to the divine as you and your loved ones find solace in the special lyrics and sacred scriptures in this beautiful book.

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Families and Faith
Vern L. Bengtson
Hardcover

How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? How do some families succeed in passing on their faith while others do not? Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations seeks to answer these questions and many more.

For almost four decades, Vern Bengtson and his colleagues have been conducting the largest-ever study of religion and family across generations. Through war and social upheaval, depression and technological revolution, they have followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals whose lives span more than a century--the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988--to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next.

What they found may come as a surprise: despite enormous changes in American society, a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than leave it, and even the nonreligious are more likely to follow their parents' example than to rebel. And while outside forces do play a role, the crucial factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Mixing unprecedented data with gripping interviews and sharp analysis, Families and Faith offers a fascinating exploration of what allows a family to pass on its most deeply-held tradition--its faith.

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Holiness Is Always...
Pope Benedict XVI
Hardcover

Holiness Is Always in Season

For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime and disconcerting: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, "All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness."

The Church teaches us that holiness is not the concern of a privileged few, nor does it only pertain to Christians of the past. Holiness is always a call to every Christian of every age, a challenge for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Pope Benedict XVI says: "Holiness never goes out of fashion; on the contrary, with the passage of time it shines out ever more brightly, expressing man's perennial effort to reach God." Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote: "Holiness is not something for the extraordinary; it is not a luxury of the few. Holiness is the simple duty for each one of us."

The saints are our models and teachers in the ways of holiness. They show us that holiness is possible for us, since they experienced the same difficulties and weaknesses we do, yet persevered in achieving sanctity. The world of saints is a world of wonders, and in this book Pope Benedict XVI helps us to enter into that world.

This inspiring volume presents the Pope's numerous reflections on many saints arranged according to the calendar year. He shows how the life of each saint has something unique to teach us about virtue, faith, courage and love of Christ. Dozens of saints are covered in this wonderful spiritual book. The Pope exhorts us through their lives, "Be holy! Be saints!"

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Christ
Centered Meditation
Pam Blackwell, Ph.D.

A handbook for spiritual practice that provides the reader with insights and tools to enrich his/her spiritual practice through "passive" meditative techniques, which involves stilling the conscious mind, and "active" meditative techniques, using guided visualizations and interaction with others. These are derived from Christian contemplative and Eastern meditation traditions.
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Fires of Faith
Brock Brower

Fires of Faith: The Inspiring Story Behind the King James Bible

Fires of Faith: The Inspiring Story Behind the King James Bible Brock Brower, Lee Groberg, and Steven Porter Since its original publication in 1611, the King James Bible has had immeasurable influence on religion, language, culture, art, and literature yet its road to influence and acceptance was paved with darkness. International politics, subversion, lust, and bloodshed set the stage for the heroic heretics, who sought to translate the word of God into the English vernacular.

Fires of Faith crisscrosses a tumultuous Europe at the birth of religious freedom and chronicles characters central to the Reformation, including John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, King Henry VIII , and Bloody Queen Mary I, culminating with the reign of King James I and his commissioned translation of the Bible. At the forefront of the saga is William Tyndale, the British religious scholar who directed the translation and ultimately became a martyr in the fires of faith.

This intriguing three-part documentary series features more than 130 reenactments filmed in eight countries, with great care taken to represent the scenes visually and historically accurate. Commentary from 18 international scholars and religious leaders tells the story of one of the greatest committee efforts in history, resulted in the most influential and enduring book the Western world has ever seen. Part 1- Yearning for the Word Discover the history of the English Reformation and learn about the varying roles Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and King Henry VIII had in its development. Part 2 - Martyrs for a Book Gutenberg's revolutionary printing press aided the Protestant Reformation and sped up the printing of illegal Bibles being smuggled into England. Within a year, many influential heretics were betrayed, imprisoned, and martyred for their beliefs. Part 3 - The King James Bible In 1604, England's King James ordered a new translation of the Bible. After seven years, 54 scholars, and one of the greatest committee efforts in history, those who persevered brought forth the most widely used book ever written.

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The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard

In this text, world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author Brendon Burchard gives readers a step by step guide and a passionate manifesto for living up to their potential. With his trademark verve, he teaches readers the six practices that will help them achieve greatness in an increasingly busy and pessimistic world.
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Behind Every
Good Man
John Bytheway

Behind Every Good Man: Helping Your Husband Take the Spiritual Lead in the Home

Behind every good man is a good woman, the old saying goes. How can a wife help her husband grow and progress and be a priesthood leader in the home without criticizing, nagging, or making him feel like he s not measuring up? As a result of some wide reading, pondering, and research, John Bytheway attempts to answer that question in this book. With his trademark humor and unique insights, the author shares experiences from his own marriage, practical counsel from several marriage experts, and inspired statements from Church leaders.

Simple tools such as praising betimes with sharpness and making requests with an exit strategy will bless marriages and help husbands and wives fulfill their roles as they try to lead their families in the latter days.

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Everything I Need. . .
I Learned at Home
John Bytheway

Behind Every Good Man: Helping Your Husband Take the Spiritual Lead in the Home

Behind every good man is a good woman, the old saying goes. How can a wife help her husband grow and progress and be a priesthood leader in the home without criticizing, nagging, or making him feel like he s not measuring up? As a result of some wide reading, pondering, and research, John Bytheway attempts to answer that question in this book. With his trademark humor and unique insights, the author shares experiences from his own marriage, practical counsel from several marriage experts, and inspired statements from Church leaders.

Simple tools such as praising betimes with sharpness and making requests with an exit strategy will bless marriages and help husbands and wives fulfill their roles as they try to lead their families in the latter days.

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A Prisoner's Faith
Leslie Campbell

A Prisoner's Faith:a David Ssejinja Story

A Prisoner's Faith is a story of resilience and Faith. The book is a firsthand account of David's time as a prisoner. Among the confusion, violence, and uncertainty of the war, David managed to escape the civil war in Uganda. His day-to-day existence was a struggle of survival. In prison he struggled to understand his past and to imagine a future. The love and compassion he found in prison opened up an understanding and forgiveness and his preaching of scripture led him finally to get his freedom.

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The 5 Love
Languages
Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Simple ideas, lasting love

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love that s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The 5 Love Languages," you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.

"The 5 Love Languages" is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

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Unlocking the
Doctrine & Covenants
Ed J. Pinegar

Unlocking the Doctrine and Covenants: A Side by Side Commentary

With this comprehensible, accessible, and easy to use commentary covering the entire Doctrine and Covenants, you will dig deeper into the scriptures as you gain new insights from respected gospel scholars. For easy reference and classroom use, page numbers of verses remain the same as in standard LDS Church editions of the Doctrine and Covenants. Remarks and annotations are presented to the side of the complete scriptural text, along with room for your own notes. Whether you’re a beginning or advanced student of the scriptures, using this powerful study tool will deepen your understanding of The Doctrine and Covenants.

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Whatever You Are
Be a Good One
Lisa Congdon

100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon

A quote book like no other, this thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds— from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman—brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder"— Socrates), stirring calls to action ("Leap and the net will appear"—John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements ("Be curious, not judgmental"—Walt Whitman) beautifully illuminated on every page. A delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is perfect for recent graduates, creative thinkers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration.

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A Return to Virtue
Elaine S. Dalton

Through the process of running seventeen marathons, Elaine Dalton, general president of the Young Women, has learned that a long-distance race closely parallels life itself. It demands strict training and daily diligence. We have times of great triumph and times of great trial when we must push through the pain and somehow keep going. We learn that we never really run alone and that there are scores of angels who guide and guard our journey. We discover that our vision of our future helps us press forward and that what we do or don t do matters. Speaking to women of all ages, Sister Dalton explains how virtue is a vital component in the marathon of life. Virtue is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards, the author writes. Virtue increases your capacity to handle the challenges of life, allows you to qualify for temple blessings, and enables you to become a powerful influence for good. In her first published book, Sister Dalton declares, I truly believe that one virtuous woman or man, led by the Spirit, can change the world!

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StrengthsQuest
Donald O. Clifton

Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career and Beyond.

Students who use their natural talents achieve the most --- but they need to know what those talents are.

StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, an online assessment that reveals students' top five themes of talent. StrengthsQuest also helps students make the most of those talents.

Students and learners of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions, and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges -- your own natural talents -- already exist within you. Through these talents, you will produce your greatest achievements.

Over the course of 30 years, Gallup conducted millions of psychological interviews and identified 34 themes of talent that are indicative of success. In the StrengthsQuest program, Gallup offers you the opportunity to discover talents from your top five themes and build on them to achieve academic, career, and personal excellence. More than 100,000 students have benefited from the program.

Your quest starts with the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent.

This online assessment is your entryway to a variety of experiences that will help you discover your greatest talents and develop strengths. You'll gain access to action items specific to your top themes, covering general academic life, study habits, relationships, and career. You'll also be challenged to think about applying your talents for success in other settings, such as on projects and teams and in leadership.

StrengthsQuest was written by the late Donald O. Clifton, who was the former chairman of Gallup; coauthor of the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths; and recognized as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and the late Edward "Chip" Anderson, who taught education, psychology, and leadership at UCLA and Azusa Pacific University. Revised portions of the text were written by Laurie A. Schreiner, who has taught psychology and higher education at Azusa Pacific University and Eastern University.

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Let Your Hearts Rejoice
Henry B. Eyring

Continue Your Journey and Let Your Hearts Rejoice

Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end. Doctrine and Covenants 100:12 More than twenty contributors testify that the Lord desires to bless us and to help us in mortality. We can rejoice, even in the midst of challenges and struggles, because He is with us always. He simply asks that we continue to try, continue to do the simple things, continue one step at a time. In joining the legacy of faithful women throughout history who have continued in faith, we can feel renewed strength in the book news of the Atonement, in covenant-keeping, in good works, in strengthening family, and in unity as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Contributors to this volume include:
President Henry B. Eyring
Elder Cecil O. and Sister Sharon G. Samuelson
Rosemary Wixom
Jean Stevens
Cheryl Esplin
Elaine Marshall
Brad Wilcox
Mary Ellen Edmunds
Carole Mikita
Eric Huntsman
Camille Front Olson
Kathleen Hinckley
Cheryl Lant
Michelle King

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On Heaven and Earth
Jorge Mario Bergoglio

On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century

New York Times
Bestseller!

From the man who became Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st century with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist.


For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. On Heaven and Earth, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization. From these personal and accessible talks comes a first-hand view of the man who would become pope to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world in March 2013.

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The Name of God Is Mercy
Pope Francis
Hardcover

In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy.

In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.

The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world.

“The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis

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Nearing Home
Billy Graham
Hardcover

Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
―Acts 20:24 (ESV)

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” says Billy Graham, known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed what God had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will not forsake me the last mile of the way.”

In Nearing Home this man of faith―now in his nineties―explores the challenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,” says the author. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.

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American, Mormon, & Christian
Orrin G. Hatch
Hard

An American, a Mormon, and a Christian: What I Believe

After spending a lifetime drafting and interpreting the laws of our country, Senator Orrin Hatch shares his unique perspective on how the laws and beliefs that govern Mormonism match up with modern Christianity, America's political spectrum, and the cultural traditions that keep our country strong. Timely and definitive, this is a book you'll want to share with everyone you know.

Hardcover

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Strength and Stillness
Patricia T. Holland

Strength and Stillness: A Message for Women

With all the choices facing women today, and all the opportunities open to them, it can be difficult to find unity in our diversity. As Sister Patricia T. Holland says, in our turbulent era we may search in vain to find the calming strength and stillness for which our sex has always been known. In our efforts to improve or find ourselves, we can sometimes become caught up in comparison and competition. And by seeking external fulfillment, we can be thrown off balance even more. But have we considered what lies within our own souls?

Sister Holland helps women unlock the five nested boxes of our souls to find the stability and peace we long for. Whether married or single, a mother with children or a mother at heart, we can be united in our diversity as we seek our own divine missions. Even amid times of trouble and worry, as we turn toward the Son, we will find true inner peace.

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The Essential New
Testament Companion
Frank F. Judd Jr

The Essential New Testament Companion: Key Insights to Your Gospel Study

Fourth in a series of scripture guides, this companion is meant to be a user-friendly fellow traveler on your journey through the New Testament. Between its covers you'll find a thorough overview for every book in the sacred text, highlighting key concepts and passages and offering bite-size character descriptions and story line summaries. Color-coded to each book in the scripture, this useful volume offers accessible lists of main themes, suggestions for how we might liken scripture to ourselves, and insights into what the New Testament reveals to us about Jesus Christ and His teachings. Useful before, during, and after reading portions of the New Testament, this engaging guide, filled with imagery, is a perfect resource for family and personal study as well as preparation for talks and lessons.

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Mother, Are
You Out There?
Rick Larsen

Mother, Are You Out There? Is a tribute to Motherhood and Mothers. No one has a greater impact on our society than a Mother. A mother's nurturing influence has an everlasting effect on each of us. This book is mainly a non-fictional account of the influence and importance of the Mother's in my life.

My unique and yet somewhat tragic experiences with mothers have given me an insightful perspective on the value of a mother. If you have experience with or know someone who has dealt with adoption, loss of a loved one, abandonment, non-traditional families, unplanned pregnancies, or if you are a mother, the words on the pages of this book will invoke feelings, emotions, and thoughts that will hopefully help you find healing and meaning in your relationships with those who are near and dear to you.

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Baptist Ways
A History
Bill J. Leonard

This exhaustive resource traces significant aspects of Baptist history from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. It surveys basic beliefs, events, and experiences evident in Baptist communities and provides one of the most comprehensive resources on Baptist history available. Leonard explores the effect of the Baptist identity on not just America, but on the world, and includes the emergence of English, British, Irish, and Caribbean Baptists, to name a few. Also skillfully covered is the influence of the Baptist faith in the United States, including the development of African American Baptists and the numerous denominations that emerged in the twentieth century.


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G’morning, G’night!
Lin-Manuel Miranda

G’morning, G’night!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

“When the world is bringing you down, G’morning, G’night! will remind you that you are awesome.”—Booklist

Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun. Full of comfort and motivation, G’morning, G’night! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.

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My Name Used
to Be Muhammad
Tito Momen

The True Story of a Muslim Who Became a Christian

By Tito Momen and Jeff Benedict

Born in Nigeria, Tito Momen was raised to observe the strict teachings of Islam. At age five, he was waking at 4:45 every morning to attend the mosque and perform dawn prayer with the men in his village. By age six, he was training to memorize the Qur'an by copying the entire book word for word. He was being raised to emerge as a leader among clerics, capable of leading a jihad to convert nonbelievers to Islam. However, Tito's path took an unexpected turn when he was introduced to Christianity and was later baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A memoir of faith, freedom, and redemption, this is an inspirational story of a man whose life decisions resulted in a life sentence at notoriously harsh Egyptian prison until his physical and spiritual release.

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In Wisdom and Order
Boyd K. Packer

The timeless counsel King Benjamin lovingly presented to his people includes this simple and thoughtful caution: "See that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order" (Mosiah 4:27).

In this new collection of addresses, President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reiterates an ancient prophet's call to do all things "in wisdom and order."

These twenty-eight chapters—selected from President Packer's conference addresses, mission presidents' seminars, and other speeches given over the past five decades—will instruct and inspire parents, youth, teachers, priesthood leaders, indeed, anyone who desires to learn at the feet of an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In this book you will find classic discussions on—

• Faith, "the kind of faith that causes things to happen, the kind of faith that moves people and sometimes moves things."
• Self-reliance, with a reminder that "you have great and powerful resources at hand. You, through prayer, can solve your problems without endlessly going to those who are trying so hard to help others."
• Temple covenants, which "become our credentials for admission into His presence. To worthily receive them is the quest of a lifetime; to keep them thereafter is the challenge of mortality."
• And much, much more.

As you read the words of this faithful disciple-leader, you will recognize anew that the Savior's hand is ever present in our lives and that the gospel plan is one of great "wisdom and order," designed to return us to our heavenly home clothed in glory and righteousness.

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The Penguin Dictionary of Islam
Azim Nanji

The Penguin Dictionary of Islam: The Definitive Guide to Understanding the Muslim World

Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.

014101399
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Hope After Suicide
Wendy Parmley

Hope After Suicide: One Woman's Journey From Darkness to Light

After her mother took her own life, Wendy Parmley learned firsthand the heartache, despair, and loneliness that accompanies suicide loss. Reinvent your definition of saved, perfect, and forgiveness as you read this true narrative of a woman opening her heart years after her mother's suicide and learn how to overcome any loss in your own life.

146211500
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Truths Most Worth Knowing
Boyd K. Packer

Truths Most Worth Knowing: An Apostle's Witness

All truth is worth discovering, but some truths are most worth knowing. In this timely and significant book, President Boyd K. Packer shares vital, eternal truths that he has learned in ninety years of life and over fifty years as a General Authority, truths that can help guide us through our own mortal journey. Chapters entitled Prayer and Promptings, How to Survive in Enemy Territory, and The Key to Spiritual Protection address issues that are essential to our faith and well-being in the perilous and turbulent times in which we live. President Packer writes of this final witness, “After all the years that I have lived and taught and served, after the millions of miles I have traveled around the world, and with all that I have experienced, I wish to share with you those truths which are the most worth knowing.”

162972096
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Solo:
Getting It All Together
Roslyn Romney Reynolds

Solo: Getting It All Together When You Find Yourself Alone

"They're doing CPR on Dad - "

Solo This book is a financial, emotional and spiritual guide to responding to grief, providing compassionate insight into the details that need to be faced as one re-builds a life. Throughout the book she shows that with faith in God, a friend, and new purpose, life "solo" can be full of beauty, fulfillment and hope.

The events following those words changed Roslyn's world forever. In Solo, she shares more than just her story of becoming a widow with seven children and the difficult passage toward wholeness and healing that ensued. Roslyn also brings us on a powerful journey through each step of the process of grief, from planning a funeral, to responding to the needs of children, to finding sources of strength and support to make it through the days, weeks, months and years that follow.

This book is a "do-it-yourself" financial, emotional and spiritual guide to responding to grief, providing compassionate insight into the details that need to be faced as one rebuilds a new life. Throughout the book she shows that with faith in God, a friend, and new purpose, life "Solo" can be full of beauty, fulfillment, and hope.

160645012
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Doctrine & Covenants
Made Easier Part 1
David J Ridges

Your Study of The Doctrine & Covenants Made Easier Part 1
Section 1 Through Section 42

Noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings the Doctrine and Covenants to life with his well-known teaching skills. As with his other books in the Gospel Studies Series, the full text of the scripture is included, and in-the-verse notes provide a highly effective, unique teaching tool. Notes between the verses provide additional insights and teach principles and doctrines. Join the thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series. A Powerful Study Guide: Quickly gain a basic understanding of the Doctrine and Covenants, sections 1-42, with the help of brief notes within and between the verses. Example: D&C 1:10 10 Unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense [pay; reward] unto every man according to his work, and measure [give out; pay; reward] to every man according to the measure which he has measured to [according to what he has done to] his fellow man. Transfer these brief notes into your own scriptures to increase your understanding now and in the future. A Quick Reference: Quickly get help for a specific verse or chapter. Review for a lesson, talk, or family night discussion.

155517820
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Doctrine & Covenants
Made Easier Part 2
David J Ridges

Your Study of The Doctrine & Covenants Made Easier Part 2
Section 43 Through Section 93

Noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings the Doctrine and Covenants to life with his well-known teaching skills. As with his other books in the Gospel Studies Series, the full text of the scripture is included, and in-the-verse notes provide a highly effective, unique teaching tool. Notes between the verses provide additional insights and teach principles and doctrines. Join the thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series. A Powerful Study Guide: Quickly gain a basic understanding of the Doctrine and Covenants, with the help of brief notes within and between the verses. Transfer these brief notes into your own scriptures to increase your understanding now and in the future. A Quick Reference: Quickly get help for a specific verse or chapter. Review for a lesson, talk, or family night discussion.

155517855
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Doctrine & Covenants
Made Easier Part 3
David J Ridges

Your Study of The Doctrine & Covenants Made Easier Part 3
Section 94 Through Section 138

Noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings the Doctrine and Covenants to life with his well-known teaching skills. As with his other books in the Gospel Studies Series, the full text of the scripture is included, and in-the-verse notes provide a highly effective, unique teaching tool. Notes between the verses provide additional insights and teach principles and doctrines. Join the thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series. A Powerful Study Guide Quickly gain a basic understanding of Doctrine and Covenants, sections 94-138, with the help of brief notes within and between the verses. Example: D&C 132:66 And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory [in other words, for exaltation]; and he that received a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law [of celestial marriage], or he shall be damned [stopped, held back from the highest blessings], saith the Lord God. Transfer these brief notes into your own scriptures to increase your understanding now and in the future. A Quick Reference Quickly get help for a specific verse or chapter. Review for a lesson, talk, or family night discussion.

155517875
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Jeremiah Made Easier
David J. Ridges

The prophet Jeremiah proclaimed God's word for forty years, warning his people of their impending destruction. He pleaded in vain for them to change their evil ways and return to God. But the people would not heed his cries and eventually fell into the hands of their enemies. David J. Ridges shares his expertise as a seasoned educator and a renowned gospel scholar in this volume of the award-winning Gospel Studies Series, Jeremiah Made Easier. Those who want a better understanding of God's words will find this book to be an invaluable resource—a must for any home library!
159955400
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Mormon Beliefs &
Doctrines Made Easier
David J. Ridges

In this quick reference volume, noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges uses years of research to provide concise information on hundreds of beliefs and doctrines taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You will find this work to be an invaluable resource for checking both basic information and specific details of the beliefs and doctrines of the restored gospel. In addition, you will find references provided in each section for more in-depth study. This quick-reference book provides brief, easy-to-understand information on hundreds of topics of interest to those who have wondered what members of the LDS faith truly believe. Topics cover subjects such as: * The family * The Holy Trinity * Baptism * Faith and works * Heaven * The Second Coming * Resurrection * Baptism for the dead * Eternal marriage * Tithing * Same gender attraction * And much more As local and national media continues to spotlight the Mormons, people everywhere will find this volume to be the ultimate guide to understanding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
159955105
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The Book of Mormon
Made Easier
David J. Ridges

In our busy world we sometimes find our scripture study isn't always productive. The solution is here with The Book of Mormon Made Easier Series - Parts 1, 2 and 3! Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, this valuable study guide includes in-the-verse notes and additional insights and commentary. A perfect study companion! Part One: Nephi Through Words of Mormon Part Two: Mosiah Through Alma Part Three: Helaman Through Moroni
155517787
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The Book Of Revelation
Made Easier
David J. Ridges

Now you can appreciate the book of Revelation as never before. With brief, easy to understand verse-by-verse notes, renowned educator and seasoned gospel scholar David J. Ridges shares his highly acclaimed approach to teaching the scriptures in this volume of the award-winning Gospel Studies Series, The Book of Revelation Made Easier. This book is an invaluable resource for any home library.
159955418
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The New Testament
Made Easier Part 1
David J. Ridges

Part One: Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John
Understand the New Testament as never before!

Gear up for the 2007 Sunday School year with The New Testament Made Easier Part One. Best-selling author David J. Ridges has incorporated a verse-by-verse reproduction of the scriptures wit in-the-verse insights in this book, making it the most valuable resource you add to your gospel library. In addition, this second version has more insights than ever before! Join the tens of thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series!

159955000
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The Old Testament
Made Easier, Part 2:
David Ridges

The Old Testament Made Easier, Part 2:
Selections From Exodus Through Proverbs

In this study guide, noted teacher and gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings the books of Exodus through Ruth to life with his well-known teaching skills. In addition, he provides some direction and helps for understanding 1 Samuel through Proverbs. In-the-verse notes provide a highly effective, unique teaching tool. Notes between the verses provide additional insights and teach principles and doctrines. Join the tens of thousands of readers who have experienced spiritual growth from reading and pondering the books in this series.

A Powerful Study Guide

Quickly gain a basic understanding of this portion of the Old Testament with the help of brief notes within and between the verses, accompanied by bolding for teaching emphasis.

155517929
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The Pearl of Great Price
Made Easier
David J. Ridges

Now for the first time, you can enjoy the full text of the Pearl of Great Price as part of the popular Gospel Studies Series. The full text of the scripture is included with in-the-verse notes that provide a highly effective, unique teaching tool. Notes between the verses offer additional insights and teach principles and doctrines. This wonderful new volume brings the gospel full circle from the Creation story in Moses to the early history of the restored Church in latter days. Study along with David J. Ridges as he brings the Pearl of Great Price to life with this unique teacher in the hand. A Powerful Study Guide Quickly gain a basic understanding of the Pearl of Great Price with the help of brief notes within and between the verses. Example: Joseph Smith Matthew 24:2 2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him, for to hear him, saying: Master, show us concerning the buildings of the temple, as thou hast said They shall be thrown down, and left unto you desolate [the disciples would like Him to give them more details about the coming destruction of the temple in Jerusalem]. The Savior s prophecy that the buildings of the temple would be torn down was fulfilled by about 70 to 73 AD as the Romans finally conquered the Jews and destroyed many of their cities. Transfer these brief notes into your own scriptures to increase your understanding now as well as in the future. A Quick Reference Quickly get help for specific verses or chapters. Review for a lesson, talk, or family night discussion.
159955344
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Following Christ
Stephen E. Robinson

Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News

The groundbreaking book Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson has become a standard in understanding what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and to be justified by faith in Him through the gospel covenant. Now, in Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News, Brother Robinson explains what happens after we have entered the gospel covenant. He writes, "Where Believing Christ dealt with entering the covenant, this book will focus on staying in the covenant. If being truly converted is to accept Christ as Lord and to make Him the Lord of our lives, then this must somehow be reflected in our lives -- but how? How does being born again translate into behavior after our conversion?"

In the same clear, readable style of his first book, Brother Robinson explains what is means to be a member of Christ's kingdom, the relationship between faith and works, what it means to endure to the end (it does not mean "being perfect"), the nature of mortality, hazards we may encounter as we seek to endure in the Lord's service, and, finally, the importance of serving others in love.

159038323
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The Essential Doctrine &
Covenants Companion

By Mary Jane Woodger

The Essential Doctrine and Covenants Companion. Key Insights to Your Gospel Study

Second in a series, The Essential Doctrine and Covenants Companion provides a rich, user-friendly overview of this unique volume of scripture. Between its covers, you'll find a two-page spread for each section in the Doctrine and Covenants that contains a key passage of scripture, a short explanation of the section's central concept, a synopsis of its historical background, and a quick list of its prominent people. In addition, a list of main themes for each section provides a summary of how its teachings apply to us today. Most importantly, key insights in each section highlight its message about Jesus Christ — His character, His Church, His desires, and His kingdom.

Whether used for individual, family, or classroom study, this enlightening resource is an ideal fellow traveler on your journey through the Doctrine and Covenants.

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Authentic Happiness
Martin Seligman

Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment.

A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology--and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.

According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one's personal strengths rather than weaknesses--and working with them to improve all aspects of one's life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven't yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.

074322298
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The Mark of a Giant
Ted Stewart

Mark of a Giant: Seven People Who Changed the World

Ted Stewart, with a foreword by Chris Stewart Throughout the course of history, civilization has been blessed by strong-minded men and women who have impacted our world in extraordinary ways. Their imprint upon humanity is beyond dispute. And many would contend that they were no less than the result of Divine Providence a gift of God to the human race. Who are these individuals? What is it about these few that make them different? Were they merely in the right place at the right time? Or were they somehow chosen? Mark of a Giant examines the lives and contributions of seven men and women who changed the world: Abraham of Ur, Pericles, the Apostle Paul, Sir Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa.

160907181
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LDS in the USA
Lee Trepanier

LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture

From the politics of Glenn Beck to television's Big Love and the hit Broadway show The Book of Mormon, Mormons have become a recognizable staple of mainstream popular culture. And while most Americans are well aware of the existence of Mormonism―and some of the often exaggerated myths about Mormonism―the religion's public influence has been sorely understudied.

Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Newswander move beyond clichéd and stereotypical portrayals of Mormonism to unpack the significant and sometimes surprising roles Mormons have played in the building of modern America. Moving from popular culture to politics to the Mormon influence in social controversies, LDS in the USA reveals Mormonism to be quintessentially American―both firmly rooted in American tradition and free to engage in the public square.

Trepanier and Newswander examine the intersection of the tension between the nation's sometimes bizarre understanding of Mormon belief and the suspicious acceptance of the most well known Mormons into the American public identity. Readers are consistently challenged to abandon popular perceptions in order to embrace more fully the fascinating importance of this American religion.

160258327
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