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A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men and Women on Love, Power, Pride, and What It Really Means to Be A Man (2nd Ed.)by Kelly Johnson
edited by Kelly H. Johnson The journey from adolescence to adulthood is a momentous time in every person’s life. Never has this transition been more challenging than it is today. In addition to the perennial trials of peer pressure, hormones and popularity, young men and women must now grapple with a media-saturated culture that places enormous emphasis on physical appeal, material wealth and celebrity status. And, thanks to the growing number and reach of social media platforms, the cultural noise is only getting louder, making it exponentially more difficult to find reliable answers to life’s largest and most meaningful questions. Stepping in to help fill this void, A Better Man features first-person narratives from some of the most respected and engaging men in America today. With sincerity, humor and directness, they share their experience and advice on courage, service, anger, respect, and a host of other topics. Their stories speak to our common humanity and so have the power to impact young men and women alike, inspiring them to imagine larger possibilities as they seek to define adulthood for themselves. For example . . . Civil rights icon Andrew Young talks about what happened at the Lorraine Motel in the moments before Dr. King was shot . . . and what he learned from that event. NBA Hall of Fame Basketball player Dominique Wilkins explains why it’s important to treat others with respect, do what you know is right and stand up for yourself. Four-star Admiral Leighton Smith talks about learning the lesson of responsibility (and avoiding the life of a pig farmer!). An open letter from one generation to the next, A Better Man offers young people some much-needed light on the journey to becoming who they were meant to be—showing all of us another way. A better way.
by Dean Rush $16.00
by Dean Rush In this thoughtful guide to dealing with life’s challenges, Pastor Dean Rush offers wise, spiritual counsel to men, women and families facing dramatic and often unexpected change in their lives. If you are dealing with job loss, divorce or other personal and family crises, Flying Free offers valuable lessons and provides a “flight plan” for success that will guide you through the most formidable of life’s tests. After a distinguished career as a pilot during the Vietnam conflict and a subsequent successful career in aviation, Pastor Rush dealt with a series of his own challenges that he successfully faced with sound principles and unwavering faith. Marked by deep understanding, empathy and a strong foundation of scripture, he shares these principles that offer a clear map to the great rewards that can come in the midst of change. • NEVER give up! Challenges can bring great rewards! • Faith and family are two things that money can’t buy. • Problem solving doesn’t have to be difficult. • In the midst of a storm…use faith. • Change is your reward, NOT your punishment. • Great opportunities come from life’s lessons. • A forced change may put you exactly where you should have been all along. • Worry is a waste of life time. Join Pastor Rush on a journey toward the rewards of faith, love and recovery.
by Lise Stryker Stoessel $15.95
by Lise Stryker Stoessel If your marriage isn't working and you're contemplating divorce, there might be a gentler, less expensive way to reclaim your life and happiness--and renew your relationship. After twenty-three years of struggle, Lise Stoessel and her husband, Emil, knew they were fighting a losing battle. Thus began the experiment that would save and revitalize their marriage: living separately. In this inspiring little book, Lise guides you down her own path to marital and personal peace and offers practical advice on making the decision and taking the first steps. You'll witness the remarkable transformation of her marriage and discover how separate spaces may help you and your spouse: avoid the trauma and expense of divorce; have a home and a home-life that suit you; grow as individuals and realize your ideals; let go of resentment; appreciate the good in one another; rekindle the romance; turn time together into quality time; learn to date each other again; and be the partner (and person) you want to be!
by Christine Whitehead $15.00
by Christine Whitehead The Wondrous Wizdom of Oz: A Spiritual Odyssey, is a fresh look at the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz--a classic that has much to teach us about life, about ourselves, and the choices we make. Dorothy and Toto's incredible journey home never grows old. But where exactly is home? Author Christine Whitehead teaches that our own yellow brick road can lead us home to a world of discovery, joy and personal fulfillment. Along this illuminated path, we meet some of the Earth's most enlightened journeymen-from Nelson Mandela to John Lennon, Anne Frank, Elton John, Jesus and Buddha, to the Zen masters. Their words of wisdom, along with Oz, Dorothy, and her companions, remind us that we, too, are wise, courageous and loving, if we only listen to our spirit.