Jesus told us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We love the idea of it, but many of us are so busy it can be hard to live out. The past few years our culture has become more polarized with division and disrespect. As tragedies and social issues fill the headlines, the church seems to be nearly absent in the conversation. Love Our City presents our problem, how we can overcome it, and solid ways to fulfill our God-given mission.This isn´t a theory book. It´s a book filled with practical solutions, innovative outreach initiatives, and real life stories of how an army of people have risen up and pushed past their discomfort and learned how to love their city as a lifestyle.This book and this movement will change your heart, your church and your city forever.Book includes:30 mini-chapter devotionsDaily scriptureDaily lyrics (rapped by the author/narrator)Video session every 7 days (on YouTube)Template for innovative outreach efforts 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Kyllonen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152618/bk_acx0_152618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What did Hawaiian Kahuna Morrnah Simeona, Pulitzer-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, and the women pilots of the Soviet Union´s 588th regiment all have in common? They were all girls who defended goodness, believed in justice, and worked hard to help their communities! Each woman used courage and heart to achieve big things. The Girls Who Could is a fun series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving children examples of women who are doing amazing things, children can grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. Fun, rhyming prose helps kids connect easily with the message in each story. The Girl Who Could Heal Your Heart is the fourth audiobook in the Girls Who Could series. In it, we discover the healing power of forgiveness and release. Kahuna Morrnah Simeona was a Hawaiian healer and teacher who traveled the world sharing the modern art of ho´oponopono, or community healing. When we clear our minds of grief, blame, and anger, our hearts become lighter, our days become brighter. The fifth volume in the Girls Who Could series honors not just one girl, but an entire fleet of fierce female aviators. Dubbed ´´The Night Witches´´ by their German adversaries, this all-female battalion outflew and outmatched everyone, flying eight or more missions every night in small canvas planes. No parachutes. No fear. Just honest heroines standing up for what was right. The Girls Who Could Fly in the Night encourages your little ones to be upstanders, fight bullies, do good, and shine bright. The Girl Who Could Write and Unite pays tribute to one of the greatest modern American poets, Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer and received more than 70 honorary degrees from universities for writing and teaching. Her story is the sixth audiobook in the Girls Who Could series and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maya Cointreau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140797/bk_acx0_140797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An urban songline of New York. From the author of the memoir L Is for Lion comes a panegyric of the geology of Manhattan. These poems glitter. Manhattan schist is rendered as a template for the skyline and characters of New York. Grit and stardust collide in this debut collection of poetry and song. The book begins with the bright reflective quality of mica and ends with the gentrified vision of the city where ´´New York is nine million doors, and you have not one key´´. In between are stories of urban icons: iceman, fish peddler, heart butcher, meter maid, San Gennaro, the magic of grandmothers´ hands, the vision of the oldest living tree in the city, immigrants who fell out windows and died in explosions, Italian phrases that link the essence of the sun to a rose and to a heart, crushed tomatoes, sunsets, supermarkets, the glory of hot tar, the lessons of marines and lesbians. You will learn about history and geology, Italian American heroes, and spiritual imperatives through the syllables of this one poet´s soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Rachele Lanzillotto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071409/bk_acx0_071409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last we know that stress really is a killer. After age 40, years of accumulated stress, poor coping skills, and a slowing metabolism leave many women dramatically overweight and physically unfit. This toxic weight puts a woman in jeopardy for serious health risks: diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. By incorporating nutrition management into her medical practice, Pamela Peeke developed a program that helps women break this cycle and shed the dangerous pounds. Fight Fat After Forty presents Dr. Peeke´s program, which is based on ´´Three Sacred Templates.´´ Adding physical activity into daily routines leads to weight loss, better body mass and a more attractive shape. Learning what and when to eat puts a woman in charge of her diet and reduces stress-induced cravings. Developing a stress-resilient attitude eliminates poor self-care and the resulting worry-weight-and-waist syndrome that leads to extra pounds. This practical and proven guide is especially timely in light of new studies warning Americans about their ever-increasing weight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Peeke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000386/bk_high_000386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inventive story collection that spans the globe as it explores love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion. Acclaimed for the grace, wit, and magic of her novels, Ramona Ausubel introduces us to a geography both fantastic and familiar in eleven new stories, some of them previously published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Elegantly structured, these stories span the globe and beyond, from small-town America and sunny Caribbean islands to the Arctic Ocean and the very gates of Heaven itself. And though some of the stories are steeped in mythology, they remain grounded in universal experiences: loss of identity, leaving home, parenthood, joy, and longing. Crisscrossing the pages of Awayland are travelers and expats, shadows and ghosts. A girl watches as her homesick mother slowly dissolves into literal mist. The mayor of a small Midwestern town offers a strange prize, for stranger reasons, to the parents of any baby born on Lenin´s birthday. A chef bound for Mars begins an even more treacherous journey much closer to home. And a lonely heart searches for love online - never mind that he´s a Cyclops. With her signature tenderness, Ramona Ausubel applies a mapmaker´s eye to landscapes both real and imagined, all the while providing a keen guide to the wild, uncharted terrain of the human heart. Audiobook Table of Contents: ´´You Can Find Love Now,´´ read by Kirby Heyborne with Emily Rankin ´´Fresh Water From the Sea,´´ read by Rebecca Lowman ´´Template for a Proclamation to Save the Species,´´ read by Danny Campbell ´´Mother Land,´´ read by Cassandra Campbell ´´Departure Lounge,´´ read by Kate Rudd ´´Remedy,´´ read by Karissa Vacker ´´Club Zeus,´´ read by Macleod Andrews ´´High Desert,´´ read by Amanda Carlin ´´Heaven,´´ read by Vikas Adam ´´The Animal Mummies Wish to Thank the Following,´´ read by Bruce Mannbr 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003874/bk_peng_003874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky - who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO´s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear´s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast - My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is ´´God´´. As Tobolowsky explains, ´´It´s hard to believe in nothing. Even cats believe in suppertime. As much as we love certainty, we are often shaped by the invisible, the unexplainable - something we call faith. We are inclined to acknowledge the holy. Even if it is only a paper heart we find in an old suitcase.´´ My Adventures with God is a series of short stories exploring the idea that most people´s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths: tales of our childhood and family, our first battles won and lost. It is our Genesis. Then, like in the Book of Exodus, we go into slavery. Rather than building pyramids, we lose ourselves in fear and ambition - in first loves, first jobs, too many dreams mixed with too much beer. We eventually become free, only to wander in the wilderness. At some point we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. This is our Leviticus moment. We reconcile what we thought we would be with what we have become. We often attempt a mid-course correction. Then, as in the Book of Numbers, we are shaped by mortality as we bear the loss of family and friends. Finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey, as Moses did in Deuteronomy. Tobolowsky´s stories tell of a boy growing up in the wilds of Texas, finding and losing love, losing and finding himself - all told through the prism of the Torah and Talmud, mixed with insights from science, and refined through a child´s sense of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Tobolowsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007880/bk_sans_007880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Playing God is a dangerous game When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family´s century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage - and bring down a government. Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He confides his secret to nobody, not even his wife Penny. The deception gnaws away at their marriage. Matt´s father, timber and mining magnate Fraser Abbott, stands for everything Matt hates. Son disappoints father, father disappoints son - this is their well-worn template. But Fraser seems suddenly determined to repair the rift between them at any cost, and Matt will discover that secrets run in the family. When Sarah, a visiting Californian geneticist, tries to steal Matt´s heart, the scene is set for a deadly betrayal. The Memory Tree is a haunting story of family relationships, the unbreakable ties we all have to the past and the redemptive power of love. - Praise for Jennifer Scoullar - ´Jennifer Scoullar´s passion for the land shines through … Highly recommended.´ Sunshine Coast Daily ´An excellent read.´ Newcastle Herald ´Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre ... lovely, lyrical prose.´ Australian Literary Review
Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late ´90s, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At 23, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his fans around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger’s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Rakoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020338/bk_adbl_020338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.