The Selfless Act
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|Author||: JJ Bola|
|Editor||: Atria Books|
Transcendent Kingdom meets A Man Called Ove in this heartwarming novel about a Congolese-British Londoner who decides to go on one last adventure in the United States, determined to end his life once his savings run out. As a charismatic teacher living in London, Michael Kabongo strives to alleviate the injustices he sees around him: for the students who long for better lives, in memory of his father’s tragic death, and to end the violent marginalization of Black men around the world. But after a devastating loss, he decides to embark on an adventure in the land of the free—the United States of America. From Dallas to San Francisco, Michael parties with new friends, engages in fleeting romances, splurges on thrilling escapades, all with the intention of ending his life once all his savings run out. As he makes surprising new connections and faces old prejudices in odd but exciting new settings, Michael alone must decide if his life is worth living after all...
|Author||: Wanda E. Brunstetter,Jean Brunstetter|
|Editor||: Amish Millionaire|
Collect all six parts of the Brunstetters latest serial novel and watch how God restores a family bond, a broken romance, and the desires of one s heart. "
|Author||: JJ Bola|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Michael decides to flee to America and end his life once all his savings run out. JJ Bola's second novel is a story of millennial existential angst told through the eyes of a young Londoner who seems to have it all - a promising future, a solid career, strong friendships, a blossoming love story - but it's the unbearable weight of life that leads him to decide to take his own. As he grapples with issues bigger than him - political conflict, environmental desecration, police brutality - Michael seeks to find his place within a world that is complicated and unwelcoming. Although he finds solace in the people that surround him, he alone must decide if his life is worth living.
|Author||: Lexy Timms|
|Editor||: Dark Shadow Publishing|
You are the best thing I never planned. Brigid, knowing that she's out of options, having finally told Levi the truth about their son, and Levi, free now to love Maverick like he's always wanted to, believes they're finally on the path toward a real relationship. They're learning to trust each other and work together. They might even become partners in this situation. But when Brigid's parents show up for a visit, things get complicated. When Brigid's mother talks Levi into proposing, they get even worse. And suddenly Levi and Brigid must face a whole new dilemma: Are they ready to be a real couple? Or are they going to be hamstrung by the fact that they still don't know—or trust—one another? A Bump in the Road Series Book 1 – Expecting Love Book 2 – Selfless Act Book 3 – Doctor's Orders USA Today Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, brings you an unexpected baby romance that has the perfect mix of steam, romantic comedy, love and real life mistakes that make us feel real. Search Terms: Military romance, unexpected baby romance, billionaire romance, workplace romance, romance billionaire series, romantic suspense, dark romance, sexy hero, hot and steamy, romance, ageless romance, sexy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, happily ever after, sweet love story, new adult romance, contemporary romance, contemporary romance and sex, romance love, billionaire obsession, romance love triangle, holiday romance, love and life, bilionaire romance, romantic comedy, saga, women's saga, hot romance, bad boy, Alpha Bad Boy, Alpha male romance, new adult, big beautiful womenMilitary romance, unexpected baby romance, billionaire romance, workplace romance, romance billionaire series, romantic suspense, dark romance, sexy hero, hot and steamy, romance, ageless romance, sexy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, happily ever after, sweet love story, new adult romance, contemporary romance, contemporary romance and sex, romance love, billionaire obsession, romance love triangle, holiday romance, love and life, bilionaire romance, romantic comedy, saga, women's saga, hot romance, bad boy, Alpha Bad Boy, Alpha male romance, new adult, big beautiful women
|Author||: Elizabeth Svoboda|
An entertaining investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other people Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals? Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting heroic can greatly improve your mental health. She also reveals the concrete things we can do to encourage our most heroic selves to step forward. It’s a common misconception that heroes are heroic just because they’re innately predisposed to be that way. Svoboda shows why it’s not simply a matter of biological hardwiring and how anyone can be a hero if they're committed to developing their heroic potential.
|Author||: J B Parker|
A Diamond in the Mud (Short Story) This a story of love, different types of love. Love for God and love for our fellow humans. The enduring love between man and woman. The kind that stands tall and overcomes all trials. Mary is a young, beautiful lady that discovered God and His purpose for her from an early age. She understood God and His ways, learned to trust and love Him at all times. Growing up, she transferred that love for God to other people around her. She always had a willing smile for everyone and went out of her way to talk about God to everyone. She made sure everyone knew God and His infinite love. When Mary meets Tom, a homeless man on her way to the hospital where she works, she is drawn to his presence. No one, not even her best friend Simone, believed it could be the beginning of a love story. Mary perseveres through Tom's initial rejection and tells him of God's true and everlasting love. When both of them eventually fall in love and get engaged, everyone in Mary's life rejects the idea. Not her family members or friends could understand. They waged a war against the couple. But Mary is determined because she has heard from God. No one could change her mind. How will the couple cope with all the rejections thrown their way? What does Tom do with all the pressure? Read this interesting tale of love to find out.
|Author||: Seth Adam Smith|
|Editor||: Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
Give Your Life to Live Your Life In this book, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy behind his extraordinarily popular blog post “Marriage Isn't for You”—which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into over twenty languages—and shares how living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of twenty. Reflecting on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath, as well as on the lessons he learned from a difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, and even a story his father read to him as a child, he shares his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others. Your Life Isn't For You was recently named the Gold Medalist for Inspirational Memoir in the 2015 Living Now Book Awards!
|Author||: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
|Author||: Leslie Vernick|
Do You Need Greater Self-Esteem–Or Something Else Entirely? Western culture increasingly emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-esteem. Many of us believe we must “find” ourselves–and feel good about what we see–before we can experience significant spiritual growth. Focusing so much on ourselves, however, distracts us from pursuing the only source of true fulfillment. Do we, as God’s people, really need to love ourselves more? Or is there a wiser, biblical path that can lead us to joy that is not self-centered and fleeting, but God-focused and lasting? Challenging the current fascination with self esteem, Leslie Vernick answers these questions and others that trip up Christians today. Offering surprising insights and practical helps that can make a real difference in your life, she shows how you can experience greater personal, relational, and spiritual growth while humbly adoring and glorifying your God.
|Author||: Michael F. Stewart|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt's world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his sister back together, in spirit. He’s going to track down each organ recipient and film them to show his parents the results of Minnie’s selfless act and help them move on. But when each recipient falls short of his expectations and the star of his film, the girl who received his sister’s heart, refuses to meet him, Emmitt has to turn to extreme measures to find her. What he doesn’t know is that his "heart sister" is hiding an agonizing secret, one that could push Emmitt to the breaking point. Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.
|Author||: Shel Silverstein|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!
|Author||: Barbara Oakley|
|Editor||: OUP USA|
Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underpin some personality disorders. Hyperempathy - an excess of concern for what others think and how they feel - helps explain popular but poorly defined concepts such as codependency. The contributing authors of this book provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a new field of inquiry. Each author's approach points to one disturbing truth: what we value so much, the altruistic "good" side of human nature, can also have a dark side that we ignore at our peril.
|Author||: Wanda E. Brunstetter,Jean Brunstetter|
|Editor||: Barbour Publishing|
Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with Jean Brunstetter in Holmes County for a dramatic new 6-part serial novel. Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes—and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings? The Amish Millionaire -- A 6-Part Serial Novel #1: The English Son -- Available Now #2: The Stubborn Father -- Available Now #3: The Betrayed Fiancee -- Available Now #4: The Missing Will -- June 2016 #5: The Divided Family -- July 2016 #6: The Selfless Act -- August 2016
|Author||: Chelsea Handler|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand. You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool. Enter Chelsea Handler. Gorgeous, sharp, and anything but shy, Chelsea loves men and lots of them. My Horizontal Life chronicles her romp through the different bedrooms of a variety of suitors, a no-holds-barred account of what can happen between a man and a sometimes very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion. From her short fling with a Vegas stripper to her even shorter dalliance with a well-endowed little person, from her uncomfortable tryst with a cruise ship performer to her misguided rebound with a man who likes to play leather dress-up, Chelsea recalls the highs and lows of her one-night stands with hilarious honesty. Encouraged by her motley collection of friends (aka: her partners in crime) but challenged by her family members (who at times find themselves a surprise part of the encounter), Chelsea hits bottom and bounces back, unafraid to share the gritty details. My Horizontal Life is one guilty pleasure you won't be ashamed to talk about in the morning.