Christians Under Attack

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Around the globe, churches have been torched, bombed and defaced by those who oppose Christianity and its followers. From Lebanon to China, religious persecution remains a daily fact for people of all faiths. In the last two years, a startling number of Christians have suffered at the hands of those who oppose their beliefs. The journalists and photographers of the Associated Press have captured these terrible acts and their impact on Christian communities. Recorded in the close aftermath of when they occurred, they shed light on the challenges Christians face in the modern world.
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Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic church that has charmed millions. But, the enthusiasm isn’t shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics greeted Francis’ election with concern, and their fears are being realized. Associated Press journalists and photographers chronicle the pontiff’s journey as he goes about reforming Vatican bureaucracy.
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell after nearly three decades as a barrier dividing the city. AP was there. Reporters witnessed the construction of the wall in August 1961 and reported its collapse to the world in 1989. Relive the immediate reactions of those who lived to see the fall of a former behemoth: the Soviet Union. With on-the-ground reporting and stunning photography, AP was there to provide a unique look at the story.
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Ebola

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The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history as the virus continues to spread through West Africa and the rest of the world. Along with doctors, nurses, and volunteers, journalists from The Associated Press have traveled to the center of the Ebola crisis to report on the situation. Within this constantly-evolving story, discover firsthand accounts of individuals at the Ebola ‘ground zero’ and understand how this pandemic affects our lives.
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Marijuana Nation

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A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana is in the news and public support seems to be on the side of legalization. A generational shift in permissive attitudes on pot has resulted in legalization in a series of states. Follow developments on this ground-breaking shift in social mores through the reporting of The Associated Press.
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The Collapse of the Soviet Union

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On December 25, 1991, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, resigned as president of the Communist empire, turning power over to the new commonwealth that replaced it. This event marked the official end of the Cold War which had imperiled the world for over four decades. AP was there to provide a unique look at the story through the eyes of Associated Press reporters and photographers.
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The Hubble Space Telescope

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On April 24, 1990, after years of planning and delays, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into an orbit 350 miles above Earth. During the next 25 years, Hubble opened a new and unimaginably beautiful universe for mankind. Here, The Associated Press provides a unique look at the 25-year story of Hubble, through the eyes of its reporting and its stunning photography.
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Zen Cats

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Zen Cat Mindfulness

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Cats

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly kittens for a collection of sayings from the Buddha in Zen Cats. Don’t let the adorable cats fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses, taken from the Dhammapada, will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness: Meditate along with these verses daily to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Learn from the clever cat to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Cats.

Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.

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Dogma

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Join some pups for a dose of truth straight from the Good Book. These iconic Bible verses were written centuries ago, yet we still turn to them for guidance in times of need. The selection of inspiring, holy words will help you gain a greater understanding of life, compassion and faith. Find the truth and hope you need guided by the Lord and everyone's best friend.
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Shakespeare's Cats

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Join a band of curious cats for an adorable reading of William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets. Whether it's friendship, beauty, love or something more saucy, the Bard of Avon has a sonnet for every occasion. Learn what the sonnets mean and read fun facts about the poet, witches, Elizabethan life, and the unfortunate hygiene habits of the 16th century. Despite being written 400 years ago, the sonnets speak to the eternal ups-and-downs of anyone in love and the struggle to fight our mortality with art. And, many centuries later, we have something else in common with Elizabethans: we find kittens to be utterly adorable.* *Well, they also thought they might be tiny, adorable witches in animal form.
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SOS Venezuela

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Hay miedo en las calles y la paranoia crece, porque la inseguridad y el crimen organizado controlan las regiones. Es una problemática que le afecta al cono sur de América y al resto del mundo; por esto SOS Venezuela está en inglés y español. Todos deben enterarse que en Venezuela se está gestando un cambio, para volver a ser la Tierra de Gracia libre que tanto añoramos. There is fear in the streets as paranoia grows, as insecurity and organized crime grow. This is a problem that ripples across the Americas and towards the rest of the world. That is why this story needs to be told in both English and Spanish. For a bigger reach, a bigger impact. Everyone should know that Venezuela is fighting to return to peace, to safety and to grace.
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Fearproof Your Life

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Overcome Your Fears

Are you feeling overwhelmed by fear? It’s time for you to overcome fear and take back control of your life, your mind, and your future.

Don't let fear rule your life. Throughout time, we have sought peace and safety by trying to outguess the unknown. By reading article after article, flipping from news station to news station, we’ve made ourselves addicted to fear. You do not have to be crippled by the fear this world so easily pushes onto you. You do not have to live life scared anymore!

Enjoy your journey to freedom. Fearproof Your Life guides you with core principles enabling you to discover who you truly are. Author Joseph Bailey takes you through a process of knowing, listening to, and honoring your unique True Self. Learn how to find your truth and how to live your truth without the approval of those around you. This book teaches you how to be truly free and confident.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, remember the relatable principles from this book. Fearproof Your Life gives you what you need to finally live in freedom!

If you enjoyed books like Hello, Fears; What to Say when you Talk to Your Self; or Rewire your Anxious Brain, you’ll love Fearproof Your Life.

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How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask for

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Be Empowered in the Face of Change

Change your mindset to change for the better. These are challenging times. Chances are, at this moment, you’re confronting some change you never asked for—perhaps a life crisis, like a loss of job or the failure of a dream. Maybe you have to learn to work in new ways or find a new place to live. Bestselling author, thought leader, and change expert M.J. Ryan is here to help. Within the pages of her book How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask For, you’ll find the support and practices you need to successfully ride the wave of this change, whatever it may be.

Discover tools for coping with the changes of life. Change is always hard, and it's even harder when it's thrust upon us, unbidden. But with every change, there is also opportunity. In this book, Ryan provides strategies to retain your brain and optimize your response to life change, step by step. Best of all, as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence—with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way.

Turn life transitions into opportunities for success. With both detailed chapters explaining how to embrace change and twenty quick tips for adapting to change you didn't ask for, Ryan's advice can be used in any evolving situation. This book will teach you how to:

  • Accept change
  • Expand your options
  • Take action, and
  • Strengthen your adaptability

If you liked Switch or books by Gretchen Rubin like Better than Before and The Four Tendencies, you'll love How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask For.

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Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family

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In Every Bad, There’s Some Good─And A Lesson to Be Learned

Twenty-four survivors recount their stories of living in a dysfunctional family. It isn’t always easy. You can’t choose your situation or where you come from, but you can choose the lessons you take away.

Is there a silver lining to growing up in a dysfunctional family? Bestselling recovery author Karen Casey looks at stories of people who grew up in dysfunctional families and "the good stuff" that can come from the experience. "Throughout my many decades in recovery rooms I have interacted with thousands of women and men whose journeys reveal, in detail, the harrowing history of dysfunction that has troubled their lives," says Casey. "But what is also apparent in their stories is their eventual and quite triumphant survival, often against extreme odds."

From 24 families rife with dysfunction. Casey interviews the survivors who emerged from the fires of a turbulent household to willingly share their stories and come to realize they had, surprisingly, thrived as the result of their often-harrowing experiences. In The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family, Casey reveals the stories and the skills these survivors developed to live more creative and fulfilling lives.

In this book find tales that help you to:

  • Realize lessons in disguise
  • Acknowledge your personal growth
  • Point out your own silver lining

If you enjoyed books like Daring GreatlyCodependent No More, or Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, then you’ll want to read Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family.

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Getting Unstuck

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Change the Direction of Your Mind and Uncover Your True Potential

A spiritual self-help guide teaching you the 12 principles that will transform your way of thinking and lead you towards living a better life.

In Getting Unstuck, bestselling recovery writer Karen Casey invites you to work through the 12 principles in her Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow and to dig deep into your patterns of behavior, to determine where you’ve gotten stuck in your life. Learn where the boundaries should be drawn between yourself and others and to:

  • Stop holding others emotional hostage
  • Avoid turning caring into control
  • Let loved ones find their own higher power
  • Find their own free and peaceful life

A simple 12 step guide with an inspirational outcome. Presented in a workbook format, readers write down and explore their answers to specific questions both to discern what's causing them unhappiness or stress and to develop strategies for getting unstuck.

Deepen and broaden your understanding of the peace that comes from being responsible for yourself and letting others do the same. Casey's characteristic gentle prodding and profound insight helps you discover your wisdom and inner strength.

If you enjoyed books that helped you discover your self like Drop the RockCodependent No More, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love Getting Unstuck.

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Peace a Day at a Time

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A Meditation-A-Day to Aid the Addiction 12-Step Recovery Process

Help in staying centered and finding inner peace. Karen Casey’s daily meditation book Peace a Day at a Time offers 365 reminders to help strengthen those traveling the path to recovery from addiction. In this powerful set of daily reminders, Karen draws from her bestselling Each Day a New Beginning, which has helped millions recovering from addiction.

Grow stronger every day with this classic meditation-a-day book. Karen Casey's daily meditation books have guided millions through their recovery and their daily lives, providing serenity and a happier more peaceful life. She has written eloquently about almost every facet of recovery and how to live a sober, balanced life by trying to live in the present, one day at a time. Peace a Day at a Time offers a meditation for every day of the year, opening with a quote and following with a brief essay and a takeaway message. This beautiful book is your powerful set of daily reminders on how to stay centered and find inner peace. Karen also provides a companion index with key theme words to reference any issue you may be struggling with.

In Peace a Day at a Time learn to:

  • Pay attention and listening to your inner voice
  • Avoid drama and to let go of blame
  • Stop living from crisis to crisis
  • Cope with fear, sorrow, anger, and pain
  • Embrace change
  • Practice kindness, joy, hope, and acceptance

If you have been aided by books such as The Language of Letting GoThe Road Back to You, or Let Go Now; then Peace a Day At a Time can help you heal.

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The Forgiveness Solution

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How To Forgive Yourself, Others, and Enjoy the Life You Deserve

The Forgiveness Solution is an interpersonal guide that will teach you to find joy and happiness in the journey of forgiveness. Rediscover who you are and transform into the best version of yourself through this simple yet profound process.

The root of almost all emotional problems is unforgiveness. Unforgiveness includes grievances, judgments, and attack thoughts towards others, ourselves, and our circumstances. The Forgiveness Solution is an easy to learn, practical and integrative process whereby you learn to shift and release your perceptions, attitudes, images, energy, and distressing feelings (anger, guilt, hurt, shame, anxiety, panic, trauma, etc.) and simultaneously re-empower yourself by choosing and deciding to forgive.

New solutions to problems that impact your emotional health. Dr. Friedman introduces you to the new, highly effective healing techniques of Transformational Forgiveness and Energetic Forgiveness. Packed within this book are powerful exercises, tools, and techniques that show you exactly how to forgive rather than just talking about forgiveness.

The Forgiveness Solution shows you how to:

  • Feel an authentic sense of peace and contentment
  • Change your viewpoint of any situation
  • Take control of your emotional response to the events happening around you
  • Connect with your inner wellbeing and grow into the best version of yourself

If you enjoyed books such as Awakening in the DreamThe Gift of Forgiveness, or The Book of Forgiving, then you’ll want to read The Forgiveness Solution.

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12 Steps That Can Save Your Life

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A Different Approach to the Twelve Step Program That is Neither Cult, Cure, nor Curse

Whether you’re new to the road of recovery or not so new, sobriety isn’t easy. This guide combines real-life stories and sensible advice to help you stay on the road of self-improvement.

Clean and sober twenty days or twenty years─it makes no difference. We all need a little help every once in a while. With it comes a journey that has a message─one of hope, motivation, and healing. Through the avant-garde combination of heartfelt stories from real people and an attainable 12 step program, you’ll connect with this guide and understand that you aren’t in this alone.

There is no perfection, there is no goal, there is only walking the talk one day at a time. Author Barb Rogers has been sober for a long time. And she knows that doesn’t make a difference─what makes a difference is that she’s clean and sober today. Rogers' book offers true stories from an array of perspectives. Learn the secret to staying on track through:

  • Understanding how to connect with your innermost being
  • Real tales from people who overcame addition
  • Achievable advice every step of your journey

12 Steps That Can Save Your Life reminds you that the most important thing is that no matter what difficulties you have, remember to keep working the steps as many times as it takes.

If you enjoyed books like Twelve Steps and Twelve TraditionsCodependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps, or A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, then you’ll love 12 Steps That Can Save Your Life.

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