This audiobook is a collection of spiritual short stories of the author's thoughts as an observer and a witness of what faith looks like to her. These inspirational essays are an expression of looking for answers and feeling okay about asking questions. These writings were first written and presented to her church over a period of years. Her hope in sharing this compilation of work in the form of a book is that her words might perhaps touch or move others in some way...the same way she was moved to write them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109175/bk_acx0_109175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christina McMullen, psychologist extraordinaire, has problems - not least of which are her needy clients, a schizophrenic septic system, and her sizzling-then-fizzling romance with Lieutenant Jack Rivera. But Chrissy has yet another problem she'd like to ignore: finding her secretary's missing boyfriend. Okay, so she secretly hopes the vertically challenged computer geek has harmlessly departed from Elaine's life - after all, there's no evidence to suggest foul play. But when her razor-sharp instincts, honed by years as a cocktail waitress, start screaming, she'll have to use all her skills to protect Laney and herself from a fate far worse than heartbreak...and a little more like murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Benjamin-Creel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105407/bk_acx0_105407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the time Barbara was four years old, she already knew what she would have to do: get tough or die.Before DVDs existed, Barbara's childhood trauma was permanently recorded and embedded in her head. Long before "surround sound" technologies were available, she captured all of the sights and sounds of her childhood in vivid detail. To author this book, all she had to do was press “play,” and that scared her because many of those details were not a pretty picture. Some looked more like an old Alfred Hitchcock horror movie.Barbara often wished during her childhood that she was simply playing a part in a movie where a director would yell “cut”, and everything would be okay. Unfortunately, her childhood was no Hollywood movie. It was real life - a situation she was born into and had to endure severe child abuse at the hand of her father, while her mother was too afraid to protect her and her siblings.Now, as an adult, Barbara looks back and knows it was only by the hand of God and many miracles that any of her siblings and she survived at all. Two of their sisters were not so lucky.Some parents used to say, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” Some of them meant it. We had laws to protect animals before we had laws to protect children. We now have the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974, and yet, statistics show more than four children are dying every day in the United States from child abuse and neglect. That is more than any other industrialized country.By telling her story, Barbara hopes listeners will be inspired to do whatever they can to help prevent spouse and child abuse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176092/bk_acx0_176092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Okay, what's the catch? How can someone truly be employed for life? Author Barb Rarden says it all depends on who your employer is. The fantastic news is that the employer she's referring to - God - provides the best jobs, the best working conditions, and the best benefits imaginable! And the best part of it all? God is hiring, and you're perfectly suited for a position in his workplace. Employed for Life takes you on a journey of discovery that, once you realize who your ultimate employer is, will allow you to identify and thrive in your ideal job. Whether you're currently unemployed, mis-employed, or you simply want to be growing and successful in your present job, the spiritual principles and extremely practical how-to's in this audiobook are guaranteed to get you unstuck and on the road to true fulfillment in your work. In addition, at the end of each chapter there are valuable "job seeker tips" which you can also view on my website, www.employed4life.com. These are good action steps which help you put the Employed for Life principles into action, immediately. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rarden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164966/bk_acx0_164966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bold and deeply researched biography of a complicated cultural icon When Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, it sold more than two million copies in just three weeks, presaging the self-help boom and helping to usher in the unapologetic self-affirmation of second-wave feminism. Brown declared that it was okay, even imperative, to enjoy sex outside of marriage; that equal rights for women should extend to the bedroom; that meaningful work outside the home was essential for a woman's security and self-esteem. The book catapulted Brown into national renown, cementing her status as a complex and divisive feminist personality. And the ripple effects of her outspokenness about sex and her emphasis on friendships between women can still be seen today, on TV shows like Sex and the City and Girls and in the magazine world as well. When she died in 2012, her obituary appeared on the front page of The New York Times, which noted that "the look of women's magazines today...is due in no small part to her influence." She may not always have been loved - but she was always talked about. Brown's life story - a classic American rags-to-riches tale - is just as juicy as her controversial books. In this wonderful new biography, writer and reporter Gerri Hirshey traces Brown's path from deep in the Arkansas Ozarks to her wild single years in Los Angeles, from the New York magazine world to her Hollywood adventures with her film producer husband. Along the way she became the highest-paid female ad copywriter on the West Coast and transformed Hearst's failing literary magazine, Cosmopolitan, into the female-oriented global juggernaut it is today. Full of firsthand accounts of Brown from some of her closest friends, including Liz Smith, Gloria Vanderbilt, Barbara Walters, and more, as well as those whose paths she brushed - her 1939 prom date, a sorority sister from business school, Cosmo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004722/bk_rand_004722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, has created the book she wished had existed when she went through her treatment. Uplift is a one-of-a-kind collection of anecdotes and advice, told in the words of everyday women of all ages who are part of the ever-growing sisterhood of breast cancer survivors. You won't find medical advice or technical matters discussed here. But you will find all the little things that only someone who's been there can tell you about. What kind of deodorant can I use during radiation? Are there certain foods that really satisfy on treatment days? How do I address my surgery with my coworkers? Is it really okay to lean on my friends? How can I still feel feminine? Is there romance after breast cancer? What can I do to feel more in control of my body and my life? But Uplift isn't only for those with breast cancer. Friends and family can read it to find out what they can best do to help. And men? Uplift contains quotes from them, too. They share what worked best and how they felt as they helped the women in their lives through it all. Practical, warm, funny, reassuring, supportive, personal...the insights by the contributors to Uplift reveal how they faced their fears and came through their ordeal ready to get on with life and love, career and family -- and how you can too. If there is one book you'll want to keep close at hand as a nightstand support group, Uplift is it.
A SPIRITUAL FAMILY MEMOIR. AND A LOVE LETTER for THOSE WHO FEEL THEY'RE the ODD DUCKS in their FAMILY&#8230; 'Reading what you wrote, allowed me to say 'yes, this is it'...almost to step back, and take a look at my own family with a little bit more clarity, more perspective, more understanding, and more forgiveness.' - Barbara Densmore, Professional Celebrant =============================================================== FROM THE AUTHOR In many good families, there's an odd duck. Someone who doesn't quite fit. In my family, that's me. I wasn't always the different one. I had a wonderful childhood in a small Canadian town, with summers at a cottage on the lake. For a long time, I thought I'd been born into the perfect family. But then something changed. I felt restless and unsettled. I questioned tradition. I got my heart broken - a lot. I sought answers about my own life and life itself. At family gatherings, I became the odd one who'd rather talk to the water while everyone else talked politics. As time went on, I began to wonder: if my family was so perfect, why did it feel as if I was drowning? I've waited until both my parents have passed before publishing this book because not everyone's going to agree with what I have to say. But that's okay with me. You see, for in the last half of my life, I'd rather be hated for who I really am, than loved for what others want, need or imagine me to be. So I have some things to say. Some poignant memories to recall. A heart-wrenching family story to tell. Some difficult truths to admit about myself. I have a tale of hope to share...with inspiring possibilities for the future. And I have secrets I've held onto that deserve the light of day... =============================================================== A FIERCE LOVE LETTER FOR SEEKERS - Using interconnected stories and a rich, sensory style, Black unravels the history of her perfect family entangled with elusive truths about herself. If you're the different one in your family, Back to the Water will pull you deep, carry you through dark waters and deliver you - changed - to a lush, promising shore. READ BACK TO THE WATER TODAY to help heal your unique heart&#8230; and plant powerful seeds for your future. WARNING: The author uses conscious profanity and shares scenes in this book that some readers may find challenging. Having said that, other readers may find this book healing and deeply empowering! =============================================================== 'Back to the water has a rhythm to it, almost like a song. The book explores the ripple effect that a family history of extreme loss, suffocating secrets and stifling emotion can have over generations.' - Sandra Bekhor, President, Bekhor Management 'In a word: Masterpiece. You have written about the universal journey of individuation to which many people will relate. So many people could use this book now.' - Cynthia Barlow, President C3 Communication