WHAT IF YOUR STUMBLES AREN'T REALLY SETBACKS? WHAT IF GOD'S GRACE MOVES YOUR MISSTEPS INTO BEAUTIFULLY TIMED CHOREOGRAPHY? IF YOU KNEW YOUR CORE ISN'T DAMAGED AND FLAWED, COULD YOU LET YOURSELF DANCE UNASHAMEDLY? Is something missing from your spiritual life? Despite God's promises of love, forgiveness, and freedom, do you still feel unworthy, frustrated, and alone? Do you proclaim that God loves you unconditionally, and yet, for some reason, it doesn't make much difference in your day-to-day, chaos-filled life? Author Roberta Bryer-King knows all too well how you feel. In Embracing Your Wicked Good, God-Awe-Full Life, she digs deep into her relationship with God and found it was much more superficial than she had ever thought. The only way to transform her spiritual relationship was to be brutally honest with herself about her lack of genuine belief in God's unconditional love and forgiveness. She needed to be okay with not being okay and not feel like a failure. Through Embracing Your Wicked Good, God Awe-Full Life, you will find· Accepting your imperfection can free you to live the adventurous life God desires fo¿r you· Letting God heal you is so much easier than trying to heal yourself· Allowing God to use your stumbles will transform you to be more like Him IT'S TIME TO STOP BEING A SPIRITUAL WALLFLOWER AND GET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DANCE FLOOR. START FEELING GOD'S LOVE, PEACE, AND FREEDOM IN YOUR IMPERFECT, MESSED UP LIFE TODAY!
New York Times best-selling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, divorce, sex, turning 40, and still not quite having life figured out. Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, "Hey, you're okay. Even if you sometimes think you aren't! And especially if other people try to tell you you're not." In I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself, Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair!). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a "friend with benefits" or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man. From marriage to divorce and sex to mental health, I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself is about embracing the fact that life is a bit of a sh*t show, and it's definitely more than okay to stay true to yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Kirkman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007417/bk_sans_007417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times bestselling authors of The Home Edit and stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit teach you how to apply their genius, holistic approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology. At home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life-whether you're a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who's always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you. In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life, from office space and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies. Get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family's lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life. Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that "it's okay to own things" in the quest for pretty and smart spaces. With The Home Edit Life, you'll soon be corralling phone cords, archiving old photos, arranging your phone apps by color, and packing your suitcase like a pro.
Watching helplessly while your baby sister saves the world alone? It kinda sucks. Will Delacour is one of the most powerful sorcerers ever to live. He's Guard to the Edren Prodigy - his sister, Ari. But he walked away from the war, refusing to fight in a cause he didn't believe in. He was deemed a traitor by the powerful Family, and now there's a price on his head that leaves him trapped in a prison of his own making. And he can't even tell the love of his life what she means to him because of the magical war that still controls their lives. Instead of embracing his destiny, Will is forced to watch as Ari goes into battle over and over again, facing her enemies alone. She might be okay with it, but he's not. He might not believe in the war, but he believes in her, and he knows his place is fighting by her side. Somehow, Will has to find a way to be there when Ari needs him, even if it means he forfeits his own life in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Gaunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081795/bk_acx0_081795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality. We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality. We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable. This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions. By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be more understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life. Some uncomfortable ideas entertained in this book: Political correctness can be harmful Identity politics is a dangerous game Morality is functionally democratic Victims often do share some of the responsibility God is a far more horrifying character than Satan There is no such thing as free will Americans are manipulated into being pro-war Non-whites can be racist, and women can be sexist Some people do "choose to be gay" Sometimes the bad guys win Obese people are not perfect the way they are It's okay to find inappropriate jokes funny Facts don't care about feelings. Science isn't concerned about sensibilities. And reality couldn't care less about rage. Prepare for a bumpy ride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Bennett, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072347/bk_acx0_072347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mothering is messy. Our joy and hope in raising children doesn’t change the reality that being a mom can be frustrating, stressful, and tiring. But just as God is using us to shape our children, God is using our children and motherhood to shape us. In The Better Mom, author Ruth Schwenk, herself a mother of four children, encourages us with the good news that there is more to being a mom than the extremes of striving for perfection or simply embracing the mess. We don’t need to settle for surviving our kids’ childhood. We can grow through it. With refreshing and heartfelt honesty Ruth emboldens moms to: Find freedom and walk confidently in purpose Create a God-honoring home environment Overcome unhealthy and destructive emotions such as anger, anxiety, and more Avoid glorifying the mess of mom-ing or idolizing perfection Cultivate life-giving friendships At the heart of The Better Mom is the message that Jesus calls us to live not a weary life, but a worthy life. We don’t have to settle for either being apathetic or struggling to be perfect. Both visions of motherhood go too far. Ruth offers a better option. She says, “It’s okay to come as we are, but what we’re called to do and be is far too important to stay there! The way to becoming a better mom starts not with what we are doing, but with who God is inviting us to become." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Crestina Hardie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002859/bk_zond_002859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively listenable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy person from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents' farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests, and killing chickens. Desperate to find "her people" - like-minded souls who wouldn't judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and, okay, sometimes really rude - Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is and lays bare all of her smart (and not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip to Late Night with David Letterman and through to her infamous C word bit on Last Comic Standing, You're Better than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn't always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that's all that matters, right? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bonnie McFarlane, Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005010/bk_harp_005010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a bold act of conscience, Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency. The book is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle and a cry to once again put country before party. Dear Listener, I am a conservative. I believe that there are limits to what government can and should do, that there are some problems that government cannot solve, and that human initiative is best when left unfettered, free from government interference or coercion. I believe that these ideas, tested by time, offer the most freedom and best outcomes in the lives of the most people. But today, the American conservative movement has lost its way. Given the state of our politics, it is no exaggeration to say that this is an urgent matter. The Republican party used to play to a broader audience, one that demanded that we accomplish something. But in this era of dysfunction, our primary accomplishment has been constructing the argument that we're not to blame. We have decided that it is better to build and maintain a majority by using the levers of power rather than the art of persuasion and the battle of ideas. We've decided that putting party over country is okay. There are many on both sides of the aisle who think this a good model on which to build a political career - destroying, not building. And all the while, our country burns, our institutions are undermined, and our values are compromised. We have become so estranged from our principles that we no longer know what principle is. America is not just a collection of transactions. America is also a collection of ideas and values. And these are our values. These are our principles. They are not subject to change, owing to political fashion or cult of personality. I believe that we desperately need to get back to the rigorous, fact-based arguments that made us cons 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Jeffers, Jeff Flake - preface. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005220/bk_rand_005220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.