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release date: Sep 01, 1997
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Red Ranger Came Calling
Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father's most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, "Red" Breathed sees himself as the "Red Ranger from Mars", his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture life without the gift of a Red Ranger bicycle. Red is far too "swanky a human being" to believe in Santa Claus, but nevertheless he pays a visit to the aged island hermit, Lord Sander Clos, rumored to be the legendary man himself, now living in lonely, joyless retirement. This meeting triggers an emotional response within the self-absorbed Red and leads to the most remarkable bicycle ever delivered on Christmas morning. This book represents Berkeley Breathed at the top of his form.
release date: Aug 05, 2011
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Vegan Bite by Bite
Amazon/Kindle selected Vegan Bite By Bite as "Best Books of 2011 - Editor's Pick". "This is a great book for doctors and patients to have as a guide to disease prevention and health promotion." - Neal Barnard, M.D. Change your life…Bite by Bite Transitioning to a vegan diet begins with a decision to be open to change; it then becomes a commitment to your new lifestyle and culminates in a decisive plan of action. Along the way there is work and play, fun and struggle, setbacks and progress. Vegan Bite by Bite serves as your essential roadmap to help you navigate the kitchen, the market and the lifestyle changes that you will confront along the way. Vegan Bite by Bite includes: • “Is there a Doctor in the House?” features interviews with: Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Michael Greger, M.D. and John McDougall, M.D. • Grocery lists • Menu plans • Recipes • Lifestyle advice Whether you're firmly committed and ready to get started or considering the vegan lifestyle and don't know how or where to begin, Vegan Bite by Bite is your one-stop resource for change.
release date: Mar 22, 2011
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The Little Rose
The Little Rose is a timeless, heartwarming story about embracing who you really are. Finely detailed, irresistible illustrations bring to life this endearing story of the Little Rose growing amongst a bed of weeds.

Teased by the ugly weeds around her, the Little Rose nearly gives up but then learns to accept and love herself for what she really is, a beautiful rose.

The Little Rose inspires children to embrace who they are despite their current environments.

In 2012, The Little Rose won a Gold Medal for Best K-3rd Fable in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards.

Themes include: Overcoming Bullying, Self-Esteem, Tolerance, Embracing and Accepting Yourself, Authenticity

release date: Sep 15, 2011
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I'm a Mommy Hummingbird
Meet Emma the Hummingbird and her babies! Learn about how she builds her nest, lays her eggs and takes care of her babies until they leave the nest! Magnificent photographs! Educational and fun for any age! This is a heartwarming story that is sure to touch the hearts of children as well as those reading with them, with enlightening, amazing photographs taken personally by the author to delight you along the way.

Emma the Hummingbird first became famous worldwide, after after nest was broadcast live on the Internet in 2010. In the first year alone, she'd had over one million viewers from 78 different countries and been featured in newspapers and television news nationwide. There have been countless personal testimonies received and documented about Emma and her nest. She has changed more lives than we'll ever know.

Her nest making, egg-laying, hatching and babies have been streamed since 2010 in children's wings of hospitals, provided comfort to military service people home from duty, provided learning to students in the classroom, and Emma's nest has brought tranquility to those receiving cancer treatments in medical facilities. A whole classroom of second graders in Arizona even had a math test postponed when the birds began to fledge (leave the nest) during their test!

Emma's once-in-a-lifetime story with one particular clutch (with an orphan named "Hope" placed into it for surrogate care by Emma) provided adopted children/adults a special connection. Foster parents have had a perfect tool to use while watching Emma's nest with the children in their foster care, and also made history and an insight into hummingbird surrogacy. Researchers and hummingbird rehabilitators watched and took note worldwide.

Be on the lookout for the next book in this serious, due to be released in 2012 - "I'm A Baby Hummingbird - The story of HOPE."
release date: Apr 05, 2011
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Hankie Couture
What isHankie Couture? A stunningly original collection of doll-sized fashions--everything from pajamas to wedding gowns--meticulously crafted from vintage handkerchiefs. Accented with slyly witty Hankie Couture girl "philosophy," this book is a stylish showcase of 125 unique fashions and accessories. It is also a how-to guide that allows you to transform treasured heirlooms or colorful flea-market finds into one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles.

Whether it's a floral sundress that fans out as it twirls, an apron dress with a scalloped border, or a neatly pin-tucked linen dress with pearl buttons, the book encompasses a seemingly infinite variety of exquisite dresses. Neither crafters nor doll collectors have ever seen a book like this, making Hankie Couture a uniquely irresistible challenge to crafters. And with its beautiful design and kitschy lifestyle advice, this makes a great gift book.

release date: Mar 01, 2011
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Greatness and Goodness
Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy explores Barbaro's life, examines whether he was a great racehorse, why he was so inspirational, and details his legacy. More than 100 people were interviewed for the book, including Michael Matz and some of his team, Dr. Dean Richardson and some of the New Bolton Center team, media that cover our sport of horse racing, horsemen involved in the 2006 Triple Crown, and people that worked at the racetracks where Barbaro ran. Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy also includes 164 photographs in a photo essay that retells the entire story. ESPNs Jeannine Edwards wrote the foreword. Co-owner, Gretchen Jackson, wrote the afterword.
release date: Mar 01, 2005
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Raising a Sensory Smart Child
For children with sensory integration issues-those who have difficulty processing everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Long thought to affect only autistic children, or mistaken for ADHD, SI dysfunction is finally being recognized as a separate condition. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with SI dysfunction, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is as warm and accessible as it is authoritative and detailed and is an indispensable guide for parents, therapists, and teachers who will turn to it again and again.
release date: Jan 01, 2009
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God's Smuggler
As a boy he dreamed of being a spy - undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. This bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. This story is reintroduced in a 35th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with this new release it will motivate a new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.
release date: Oct 13, 2010
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The (7L) the Seven Levels of Communication

How many of your clients would attend your funeral? One of the top real estate professionals in the country has written a book that details how he became "America's Most Referred Real Estate Professional". In (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication, Michael J. Maher tells the inspiring story of real estate agent Rick Masters who is suffering through a down market when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion. Step by step he learns to change the way he interacts with his clients and begins to focus on people instead of numbers. Yet with each new success comes a new challenge and Rick soon realizes that if he is to fully utilize the lessons of the (7L), he must be willing to change himself as well as his business. He soon learns, however, that the rewards for doing so are far greater than he had ever imagined. (7L) shows Rick how to build a more profitable business and a more fulfilling life in the process. (7L) is available now at 7LBook.com/Pre.

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Unthinkable
After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world's most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott's remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott's unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.
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Andrew Henry's Meadow
Andrew Henry's Meadow by Doris Burn is a children's classic. This 40th Anniversary Edition will entertain children and adults alike. The creative antics of Andrew Henry Thatcher and his friends will inspire your imagination.
by: Emek
release date: Dec 03, 2010
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Emek
Poster artist Emek combines 60's counterculture psychedelia and 90's postindustrial iconography to create vibrant, visually stunning illustrations for rock concert posters and protest art. The thinking man's poster artist his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse spectrum. Emek first hand draws, then silk screens multi- colored posters on paper, as well a experimenting with various mediums such as metal, glass and plastic, (he has even carved posters from stone!) for some of the music worlds brightest stars-- from B.B King to The Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips to Bright Eyes-- in limited editions of around 300 copies often with complete creative license for their content. He brings the same passionate intensity from his music posters to his protest art posters and illustrations for magazines such as Rolling Stone. Emek's work has received international praise and has been collected by the Rock n Roll hall of fame, and three of his posters are among Billboard magazine's Top 25 rock posters of all time . Collected together here for the first time is a retrospective of his rock n' roll art as well as his editorial illustration and protest posters showing his work in amazing detail.
release date: Oct 20, 2011
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Harvesting Intangible Assets
Whether you call it "harvesting intangible assets" or "intellectual property management," organizations must make the most of everything they have to offer if they want to remain competitive. Yet, the majority of companies are oblivious to the wealth of revenue-producing opportunities hiding just below the strategic surface. In this thought-provoking book, author Andrew J. Sherman shares insights and expertise gleaned from his work with some of the world's leading companies who have capitalized on intellectual assets such as patents, trademarks, customer information, software codes, databases, business models, home-grown processes, and employee expertise. Featuring instructive examples from organizations including Proctor & Gamble, IBM, and Google, the book reveals how companies large or small can implement IP-driven growth and licensing strategies, foster a culture of innovation, turn R&D into revenue, and much more. Smart companies reap what they sow. This book gives readers the tools they need for a profitable harvest.
release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Speaking for Spot

"Kay provides an insider's guide to navigating the potentially overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine . . . the consummate guide to how to be your best friend's medical advocate!"  —Animal Radio

 

"Could save you thousands of dollars and give you the tools to prevent the heartache that comes with making uninformed or rushed decisions about your dog's health care."  —Linda Tellington-Jones, animal behaviorist and author, Getting in TTouch with Your Dog; Getting in TTouch with Your Puppy; and Unleash Your Dog's Potential

 

"Dogs deserve to have good books written about them . . . and this is one."  —Desmond Morris, author, The Naked Ape, Dogwatching, and Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of over 1,000 Breeds

 

"This is the book I wish I had when dogs first entered my life. . . . It's the other best friend you need when making routine veterinary decisions for your dog or potentially heart-breaking ones."  —Amy Tan, author, The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife

 

"A must-have book for each and every one of you; in fact, order two—one for home and one to keep in your car or in your workplace."  —Jan Rowley, editor, The Cavalier Wag, newsletter for the Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club

 

"I love Nancy's thoughtful and compassionate voice, and couldn't agree more with her encouragement to all of us to be active advocates for our pets' veterinary care."  —Patricia McConnell, world-renowned certified applied animal behaviorist

"If a dog owner could have only one book for health information, this is it. This is an excellent book at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it."  —Susan M. Cotter, DVM Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Nancy Kay has one wish for today's tail-wagging population—that attached by a leash to every dog is a motivated and effective human advocate.

She admits motivation is the easy part, as most people really want to provide their dogs with the best health care. But making good medical decisions for your dog can be difficult and challenging.

As a dog lover you are confronted with health-care decision-making on many levels: Which veterinarian is the right one for me and my dog? Which vaccinations does my dog need? Is it time to get a second opinion? Where do I get one? How much is this going to cost? Is there a more economical option? Is this medication necessary? Is my dog ready to say goodbye? Am I ready to let him go?

And then there are the myriad symptoms your pup might experience— the lumps and limps and sneezes and appetite changes that make you wonder:

Is that normal? Should I take my dog to the vet immediately? Should I wait and see if he's better tomorrow?

When dealing with these questions, you may feel alone and ill-prepared, desperate for a knowledgeable source to gently explain what your options really are, and how to determine which best serves the needs of your canine and human families. Luckily, you've come to the right place!

In Speaking for Spot, Dr. Kay provides an insider's guide to navigating the overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine with a warmth, candor, and humor cultivated over 20-plus years of working with canine patients and their human companions. She explains the vet's point of view, and how to initiate and nurture a healthy relationship with a vet and her staff. She leads a guided tour through a modern veterinary land comprised of high-tech scanning devices, advanced surgery, physical rehabilitation, and more—the kinds of amazing medical procedures you expect to find in a human hospital, but may not have known were available for your four-legged friends.

Dr. Kay helps you come to grips with a cancer diagnosis, and explains the tough choices that are bound to follow. Plus, you'll find an alphabetical listing of the most common symptoms experienced by dogs and the questions your vet is sure to ask when you report them—not to mention hundreds of prevalent diseases and related points you should be certain to clarify before leaving your vet's office with a treatment plan in hand.

The result is everything you need to know in one fabulous, fully illustrated book. You will not find a more thorough, in-depth guide to ensuring high-quality treatment for your dog.

release date: Jan 12, 2010
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Rhythmic Lead Guitar: Solo Phrasing, Groove and Timing for All Styles
(Musicians Institute Press). The notes of any solo are only half the story; the other, equally crucial element is the rhythm. Though there are leagues of books teaching you the scales, modes, and arpeggios that are used when soloing, there's been a great void in the available material with regards to teaching the concept of rhythm. We don't instinctually possess knowledge of which notes to use, so why would we instinctually know which rhythms to use when playing these notes? This is where Rhythmic Lead Guitar comes into play. In this book, you'll learn the timing of notes from the ground up, helping you to develop a solid, internal sense of rhythm that will stick with you throughout your career. You'll be armed with an intimate knowledge of a beat's anatomy, and you'll possess the tools necessary to manipulate the timing of any phrase as you see fit. With a strong command of rhythm, your solos will sound more authoritative, unique and memorable.
release date: May 31, 2011
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La Figa
Food is love. Food is pleasure. Food is everything.
La Figa: Visions of Food and Form features a spectacular collection of sensual photography -- models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone. Using the human body as his canvas, and natural fresh ingredients as his paint, Simone's elegant and tasteful nude images are the culmination of a five-year collaboration with photographer Matt Freedman. Not just a photography book, La Figa is a celebration of Simone's vision of food and touch as the basic ingredients of life -- with recipes, writing about food and sensuality, and the story of how he become the 'pleasure activist' he is today. The book makes an intriguing addition to your coffee table or a unique gift for a special someone.
- Winner: 2012 Indie Book Awards, Best Coffee Table / Photography Book
- Over 160 full color images
- 20 Recipes
- 40 Essays about food, love, and life
release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Heavy Rain
We owe the world an encounter with God. In the midst of the darkest epoch season in human history, Jesus Christ had the audacity to teach us a prayer so powerful that it defies human reason. It would be forever remembered as The Lords Prayer. Jesus turned to his tattered brigade of spiritual warriors and said, Pray that My Father's kingdom would come and His will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. Was this prayer a sort of wish upon a star, intended to be prayed by billions, but only to be experienced by a few in some distant eternity? Is the earth eroding, or is it evolving? Is global warming the beginning of the intense heat that will reduce our world to a hot rock spinning hopelessly through space? Will evil finally triumph over good, leaving terrorism to ravage the righteous, rape the innocent, and pillage our children? Will some maniac dictator finally push the button and blow us into obliteration? The purpose of this book is to unearth the ancient mysteries that answer these questions and prepares the Church for a revolution that transforms every realm of society. God wants heaven to invade earth so that earth will look like heaven. God is reforming the Church, moving believers from denominationalism to apostolic families, where true spiritual leaders don't control people but empower people to find their God-given destiny.
release date: Apr 01, 2000
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Small Steps
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.
release date: Sep 15, 2010
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Embracing the Gray

"Utterly mesmerizing," "courageous," "staggering," and "vivid" have been used to describe the memoirs of Mark A. Hollingsworth's popular blog that are now transformed and expanded into Embracing the Gray. Through international as well as internal travel, he wrestles with and even celebrates the uncertainties of his still unfolding life. In turns both profound and profane, you'll experience the unforgettable characters and tales from his family, the music biz, and fellow pilgrims among the poor. As his fans have said, it "processes the what-ifs of life" where "demise and redemption walk hand in hand." A reader with serious doubts who seeks to avoid the path of bitter cynicism will inevitably find a voice in these pages that will resonate heart, mind, and soul.



release date: Nov 12, 2008
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My Life and 1,000 Houses
This autobiographical tale is perfect for entrepreneurs and a must-read for anyone aspiring to be a real estate investor. Beginning with a handful of credit cards, he mastered the art of the purchase and sale of single and multi-family residences, small commercial properties, manufactured homes, raw land and lots, and eventually was honored by the San Antonio Real Estate Investors Association. Combining commonsense, experience and technology, he merges real estate and Internet marketing. With fifty one informative chapters, including an eye-opening introduction to “Adversity University,” and powerful food for thought in “Escaping the Debt Trap” and “The Moat Theory: Keep Something Sacred,” this book provides insight far beyond deal making. In the second half of the book, he delivers eighteen anecdotes such as “So What Can a Dollar Buy?” and “The Art of War,” stories about real life in the real estate trenches. You simply can't make this stuff up. While everyone's struggles are different, you are sure to connect with the author's tumultuous and rewarding journey. You don't need a college class ring to be a success but a successful person's education never ends. Continue your education on a deeper level and read the book My Life and 1,000 Houses.
release date: Dec 19, 2011
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Witches on Parole: Unlocked
Two pendants. Two students. And it's entirely possible they didn't volunteer.

World-famous (and now retired) photographer Jenvieve Adams has a debt to repay--and a soft spot for witches who have lost their way. Or so she thinks, until they actually show up.

Jennie is the newest guide for WitchLight, and her first two students are about to arrive.  One is an obsessive psychologist with hidden layers under her repressed exterior.  The other is a grown-up juvenile delinquent with a passion for words and a kick-ass biscuit recipe.

Can Jennie help unlock their hearts?  The journey will involve (sometimes involuntary!) sisterhood, a little knitting, karaoke, a touch of magic, and one hopefully temporary belly tattoo.

Note: Witches on Parole is a spin-off trilogy, set in the world of the A Modern Witch series. This trilogy can absolutely be enjoyed on its own, but if you haven't yet read A Modern Witch, you might consider doing so--many of the characters featured in Witches on Parole get their start in the main series. For those who are already fans of the main series, this book falls between book 2 and 3, but can easily be read anytime after book 1.

It's a full-length book, about 300 pages.
release date: Aug 01, 2011
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The Dressage Chronicles
You know what happens to all those girls who are just crazy about horses? Once they discover boys, the horses are history. Or maybe not. For Lizzy, and others like her, no boy, no man who knows what's good for him, speaks the unspeakable. It's me or the horse. It's no contest. And so Lizzy snips the threads that hold her, however tenuously, to a conventional life, and begins her journey into the world of horse sports. She signs on as a working student for dressage superstar Margot Fanning, heading to south Florida with her six year old mare, for the the season. She immerses herself in an extraordinary world of high-dollar horses and ambitious women, and receives an incredible education in more than just riding dressage. And she's taking notes. Welcome to The Dressage Chronicles.
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release date: Apr 14, 2009
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Getting Past Your Breakup

It's over--and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out.

Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she'll help you put your energy back where it belongs--on you. Her plan includes:

  • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go "no contact" with your ex
  • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life
  • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships
  • What to do when you can't stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house

Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.


release date: Dec 01, 2007
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Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation
New Book Helps People Tame Their Illnesses with Mind and Body Power: Flying in the face of mainstream medicine and society's many health myths-here is a book that finally proves that good health is not only easily achievable-no matter where you are right now-it's your natural state. In this new, expanded edition of Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, best-selling author Andreas Moritz reveals the most common but rarely recognized reasons behind illness and aging. He offers powerful and time-tested self-help approaches to remove the root causes of illness and achieve continuous vibrant health, regardless of age. While most physicians attempt to combat or subdue illness-which has been known to cause more illness and death than cancer or heart disease-they know too little about employing the mind and body to actually help heal a person. Compiled over the course of 35 years of work and research in the health industry-and based on eye-opening experiences with thousands of people across the globe-Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation reveals everything you need to know in order to unleash the natural healing power that lies dormant within you. You may wonder, "How could one book possibly do all this?" After all, many books make big health promises and then fail to deliver. But the answer is simple: Timeless Secrets is different-and works-because (1) it gives you deeper insights and perspectives that literally put you back "into the driver's seat" of your body and mind, and (2) it reveals literally hundreds and hundreds of controversial, yet highly practical secrets proven to trigger health, wellness and accelerated healing. You'll get little-known, ancient secrets-successfully used for thousands of years. Plus, you'll discover newer ones that have been researched and documented by some of the leading authorities in the world, both mainstream and alternative. And most importantly, you'll discover the very secrets which have worked-time and time again-for the countless people Andreas Moritz has helped heal in his 30+ years of front-line experience. No matter what your current level of health and wellness, the scores of brand new tips, break-throughs, "aha!" moments, practices and discoveries you make while reading Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation are sure to help you quickly reclaim life's happiest, most valuable possession: Your health. The best part: You'll get it all in plain English, with step-by-step, "do-this-then-do-that" instruc-tions-so there's never an ounce of guesswork-thereby empowering you to live with more youthful-ness, balance and joy, from the very first moment you open the book. Numerous doctors, nurses, patients and health conscious individuals have called this book "The Bible of Good Health" for good reasons. So why not put Timeless Secrets to the test? It may prove to be the most comprehensive, life-changing health guide you ever read. "German-born, Ayurvedic medicine practitioner and health consultant, Andreas Moritz, has been very successful with terminal disease cases, which increases his credibility as an alternative medicine practitioner. His books are renowned for their comprehensiveness and readability. You don't need to be a health care expert to understand the everyday terminologies and fluid reasoning of the causes of disease. More importantly, you'll be amazed by the many overlooked things that influence our state of health. Reading with an open mind is highly recommended."BookReviewClub.com
release date: Nov 25, 2010
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Zuzu's Petals
Sometimes it takes nearly dying to learn how to live. Lauren Larsen thought she had a wonderful life: loving marriage, good friends, successful career, and her first child on the way. Shortly after she entered the ninth month of what had been an easy pregnancy, her husband, Jeff, followed a sudden and inexplicable urge to bring her flowers in the middle of a busy workday. Within hours of his visit, their lives would change forever. The rapid onset of a pregnancy-related disorder nearly claimed the lives of both Lauren and her baby. After more than a month in intensive care, and with years of recovery work ahead of her, Lauren was left with the question: What now? Amidst the wreckage of her near-fatal illness, an opportunity emerged - the chance to rebuild a different life, one that was more personally meaningful and fulfilling. With absolute clarity about their limited time on earth, Lauren and Jeff changed their priorities, their careers, their lifestyle, and even where they lived. As her physical strength grew, so too did Lauren's understanding of just how many people - nurses, doctors, friends, family, and anonymous blood donors - had contributed to giving her a second chance at life. An overwhelming sense of gratitude emerged and found expression through her fundraising campaigns and national speaking tour. And along the way, Lauren became a shamelessly proud mother who sought to live as joyfully as possible no matter the circumstances. At times heartbreaking, at times laugh-out-loud funny, "Zuzu's Petals" is a story about human resilience, living authentically, and the power of turning gratitude into action.
release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Spirit Wars
You know the battle is raging--but are you fighting the right enemy?
Just as enemies fought Joshua in the Promised Land, and Nehemiah faced opposition as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, our enemy will fight us as we approach the spiritual terrain God has promised us. Most Christians retreat at the first sign of conflict because they fail to recognize the true nature of the battle. But you can prevail in freedom and joy.

Sharing his deeply personal story of demonic bondage, torment and ultimate deliverance, pastor and bestselling author Kris Vallotton turns the idea of spiritual warfare as we know it on its head. He reveals the diabolical lies and strategies of the enemy--attacks and traps so subtle and deceptive that we may find our souls and hearts imprisoned without even knowing it.

No more! Now you can win the invisible battle against sin and the enemy. Victory is within your grasp. Will you take hold?

"It is with great excitement that I recommend this book to you, knowing that fruit will increase until Jesus gets His full reward."--Bill Johnson, author, When Heaven Invades Earth and The Essential Guide to Healing, senior pastor, Bethel Church, Redding, California

Check out the new curriculum, now available!  Ideal for small groups, Bible studies and church classes, this study will help you to develop a bold new strategy for spiritual warfare, while teaching you to:
· Find freedom from demonic oppression
· Engage the enemy on biblical terms
· Cast out demons in Jesus' name
· Break generational curses

Victory is in your grasp. Learn how to take hold of it!
This kit includes:
· DVD with brand-new teaching sessions
· Leader's Guide
· Workbook
· Spirit Wars book
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The Key to Taking Pictures Like A Professional Photographer
You're a beginner Photographer? No problem! Taking gorgeous digital photos has never been easier...

Get ready to conquer your SLR camera in a way you will be sure to enjoy. In The Key to Taking Pictures, Katie Evans, founder of the popular online photography school KeyToPictures.com, shares in simple and easy to understand language digital photography for beginners teaching you how to immediately take better photos, no matter what level of digital photography you are starting at.

Finally, Photography 101 for Beginners...

-What gear to use and why
-Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how they work together
-What shooting mode to have your camera on and why
-How to get tack sharp focusing
-Jpeg vs. RAW
-White Balance and how to use it properly
-Where to position your subject to get their eyes to sparkle
-How to do backlighting & silhouettes
-How to take indoor pictures without a flash
-Ideas to help children and adults act more natural in front of the camera
-The rule of thirds and how it will improve your photography
-Pro's and con's of various editing software
-Editing techniques to get pictures to really pop
-How to crop a photo to get the most visual impact
-A simple step-by-step to get a stunning black and white
-How to fix a photo if it's not perfect straight out of the camera

With hundreds of real life photo examples, this is the best digital photography book you will buy. You will never get lost along the way. Beginner Photographers must start somewhere to learn about their digital SLR cameras so if you're finally ready to take professional looking photos FAST, this is the book for you.
release date: Dec 19, 2011
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A Reckless Witch
With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson...

As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch.

Fetched by Nell's spell, she'll no longer need to do magic on lonely beaches - but can Sierra learn to use her power safely? Or will her reckless blood put Witch Central at risk?

A Reckless Witch is book three in the top-rated A Modern Witch series. While each book tells a complete story, you'll enjoy the characters far more if you start at the beginning of the series.
 
Debora Geary is working on several more books expected out in the next year, if the kids don't spill any more water on her laptop.
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The Rookie
Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

In the Galactic Football League, wars are no longer fought in space, but on the gridiron. If you like aliens and football then I suspect you're unlikely to find a better combination than than THE ROOKIE. --Phil Plait, Discover Magazine

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Bill at Rainbow Bridge
The owners of departed pets want to know: that their pets are happy, that their own grief is normal, that they will be reunited with their pets one day, and that it's OK to love again. Bill at Rainbow Bridge-- written for all who have ever been blessed by the unconditional love of a pet-- fulfills these wishes. This heart warming, poignant and profound story takes place at Rainbow Bridge--where departed pets play and romp, as they await their owners, at the threshold of the afterlife. Closer to home, a grief-stricken man tries to cope with the loss of his beloved English Bulldog, Bill. The delightful characters at Rainbow Bridge include Bill the Bulldog, Annie the Tabby cat, and Willow the female Pug. The human characters are no less intriguing: David, Bill's heart-broken owner; Greg Baxter, a psychologist active in Animal Rescue, and Elizabeth Browning, the guiding light behind a therapy group for the owners of departed pets. Bill at Rainbow Bridge is a modern family classic, written for all who love animals, and illustrated by the renowned artist Peg DuVal. This heart warming story will fill you with hope--and will make you "cry for happy." It also makes the perfect gift for the pet-lover in your life.
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