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When You Can Walk On Water, Take The Boat


John Harricharan - 1986
    Like most of us, John was an ordinary man who calmly accepted the problems of his life and career without any real hope or insight. Then a miracle happened. He met a strange, wise businessman named Gideon. It was a brief encounter, filled with mystery. But for John, it was the beginning of a soul-searching journey a joyous awakening of self-understanding, inner truth and the power of universal love that lives within us all. It is a journey you can share too.

Waiting for Autumn


Scott Blum - 2009
    Its narrative reveals the honesty of one who has really walked the path of forgiveness and divine connection and found the rewards of intuition, mission, and synchronistic flow. This book will speak to everyone.”— James Redfield, the author of The Celestine Prophecy“A thrilling story, a deep metaphysical message, a breath of fresh air.”— Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., the author of Five Wishes and co-author of Conscious Loving“A journey of personal and spiritual discovery that opens up our hearts and fills us with divine wisdom and inspiration.”— Debbie Ford, the author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and Why Good People Do Bad ThingsIn the tradition of the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love and spiritual classics such as The Alchemist, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and The Celestine Prophecy, Waiting for Autumn is an enchanting semiautobiographical parable that reveals a deep and powerful message. This book follows Scott, an inquisitive seeker who meets a mysterious cardboard-sign-toting homeless man named Robert who has a sleepy black Lab puppy at his side and a penchant for changing lives.Sparked by Robert’s unconventional wisdom, Scott is thrust into a spiritual adventure where he attempts to heal his past while confronting the spirit of his dead fiancée. He ultimately faces an extraordinary dilemma between his spiritual calling and earthly responsibilities.Join Scott as he visits unseen worlds on his unique journey of self-discovery, where various spiritual modalities are revealed, including shamanic soul retrieval, energy healing, conscious eating, nature-spirit communication, kirtan, ancestral healing, and more. This metaphysical page-turner is a fascinating exploration of one humble soul’s profound awakening—with a surprise ending that will warm your heart.

Live and Learn and Pass It on: People Ages 5 to 95 Share What They've Discovered about Life, Love, and Other Good Stuff


H. Jackson Brown Jr. - 1991
    In this New York Times bestseller, people ages 5 to 95 share what they've learned about successful living.

Blossom Street Collection Volume 1: The Shop on Blossom Street\A Good Yarn\Susannah's Garden\Back on Blossom Street


Debbie Macomber - 2018
    Now in a 4-in-1 box set, this collection of beloved stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber will delight you! The Shop on Blossom Street is owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love… When Lydia starts a knitting class at A Good Yarn, Jacqueline Donovan, Carol Girard and Alix Townsend join her first class. These four very different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship, to laughter and to dreams… A Good Yarn is a place of welcome and warmth, friends old and new. Lydia has fallen in love with Brad Goetz, but then Brad’s ex reappears, and Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Meanwhile, three women join her newest class—Elise Beaumont, Bethanne Hamlin and Courtney Pulanski—and soon they form an unbreakable bond as they listen, learn, and help each other solve their problems. Susannah’s Garden becomes a new destination on Blossom Street. When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend Jake—and never saw him again. She never saw her brother Doug again, either. He died unexpectedly that same year. Now, at fifty, Susannah returns to her hometown to help her mother, and discovers that things are not always as they once seemed…B ack on Blossom Street, Susannah Nelson, owner of Susannah’s Garden, has just hired an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who’s obviously hiding a secret—or two! When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz’s new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret’s daughter, Julia, is the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos. Then there’s Alix Townsend, whose wedding is only months away. She’s not sure she can go through with it, though. But, like everyone in Lydia’s knitting class, Alix knows there’s a solution to every problem…and another woman can usually help you find it!

3 Lives, in search of bliss


Srini Chandra - 2011
    The book is about the 3 lives he leads, the choices he makes in those lives and attainment of eternal wisdom and bliss. After his death, Ray is offered three lives, each designed out of his choices, to find happiness. What starts as a journey towards wealth, health and knowledge turns into a discovery of eternal wisdom, and ultimately leads to bliss. Exotic, evocative and haunting, the tale of Ray Cordoza’s three lives will make you ponder the choices that you make in your own life towards the pursuit of happiness. The book is a celebration of the beauty of this wonderful universe and our lives as human beings. It falls into the genre of spiritual fiction - a format in which a fictional narrative is interlaced with philosophical and spiritual concepts. It could also (easily) be categorized as inspirational, self-help and motivational, depending on the perspective of the reader. 3 Lives is a product of inspired passion which aims to present eastern and western spiritual concepts in a manner that demonstrates the one-ness of everything in this world that we find ourselves in. That we all share the same fears, desires and aspirations. And, that we all have the same questions. That we share, at a fundamentally spiritual level, a deep and abiding desire to find and hold onto happiness. Whether you're looking to be inspired or to comprehend the seemingly incomprehensible pain and disappointments that come our way in life, this short novella is bound to leave a deep and lasting impression on you. Happy journeys!

I Am Another You: A Journey to Powerful Breakthroughs


Priya Kumar - 2009
    Powerful, Life changing breakthroughs. You start this journey with the author, years ago trying to escape from a world that did not feel right. You travel with her in this magical journey to the Netherlands, where she learns the greatest lessons of her life by taking part in some amazing processes in the tradition of the ancient spiritual masters and healders who help her realize that the only place where wrong is 'rightened' is within. There is nothing wrong with the world outside if we sort out the world inside. There are some stories that everyone relates to, because they involve you through thoughts and feelings that are universal, this is such a story. A life purpose for example is something each of us is looking for. A desire to achieve more from life and live at a higher self, is something everyone wants. A spiritual inclination to seek deeper, beyond material fulfillment each of us pursues sooner or later. There are numerous places in the book where you find yourself stopping, drawing paralles to your own life and finding answers. In an honest narrative extracted from real life experience, the book takes you through struggle, overcoming and victory over self. The book deals with breakthroughs that can be used by anyone to achieve personal success in the true sense of the word. Priya, who is a corporate trainer by profession, weaves learnings into each chapter, subtly, observing the meaning behind every experience, pointing it out to the reader without being obvious and leading you to think and find meaning and purpose in your own life situation as it is now and where you desire to take it from here. A book of many lessons, many insights and many truths, it has the power to awaken you to your best self. This book will urge you to take that path you always knew was right but never had the courage to follow. It will guide you, humour you, inspire you, touch you and above all lead you to your life's calling.

The Blue Moon Day


Santhosh Sivaraj - 2018
    They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters was tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a tennis prodigy running for his life in a war torn, bloodied Island. Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary . Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves. The Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon day story which questions an individual's priorities, ridicules the worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.

Bedside Manners


Heather Frimmer - 2018
    Always the caregiver, Joyce feels uncomfortable in the patient role, especially with her husband and daughter. As she progresses through a daunting treatment regimen including a biopsy, lumpectomy, and radiation, she distracts herself by planning Marnie’s wedding. When the sudden death of a young heroin addict in Marnie’s care forces Marnie to come face-to-face with mortality and her professional inadequacies, she also realizes she must strike a new balance between her identity as a doctor and her role as a supportive daughter. At the same time, she struggles with the stark differences between her fiancé’s family background and her own and comes to understand the importance of being with someone who shares her values and experiences. Amid this profound soul-searching, both Joyce and Marnie’s futures change in ways they never would have expected.

Eighty and Out


Kim Cano - 2015
    Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?

Downward Dog, Upward Fog


Meryl Davids Landau - 2011
    But, out of sorts and filled with self-doubt, the 33 year old soon realizes that what she really wants is to stay on the spiritual path she keeps diving off of. Lorna jump-starts her efforts at a silent yoga retreat. But after returning from the mountain, she quickly loses her connection in the face of scheming coworkers, judgmental girlfriends, and, especially, her overly critical mother. Lorna also wrestles over her future with her boyfriend, a hot guy who takes her to the hottest places, but who can t discern a meditation cushion from a toad stool. Reading spiritual books and visiting a channeler and energy healer move Lorna forward, but her confusion remains. Lorna 's seeking is put to the ultimate test when personal tragedy strikes. Will she come to truly understand that living spiritually has little to do with how you pretzel yourself on the yoga mat (although she gets plenty good at that), and everything to do with embracing the twists in everyday life? How delicious to find a novel for women who find spirituality every bit as enticing as fashion. The characters in Meryl Davids Landau 's page-turner aren t the only ones uplifted here the reader gets a dose of inspiration along with a mesmerizing story. --Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life

Like Dandelion Dust / This Side of Heaven


Karen Kingsbury - 2011
    In the days that follow, Jack Campbell has a desperate and dangerous thought. What if they can devise a way out? Then they could take Joey and disappear...like dandelion dust.THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN is a story of secrets, broken relationships, and a love strong enough to reunite a family. Annie Warren always wanted the best for her son, Josh. But years of failure and bad choices created a heartbreaking distance. When Annie sets out to defend her son, she might find a treasure more valuble than money, one she never expected, this side of heaven.

Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul: Humorous and Inspirational Stories to Celebrate the Many Roles of Working Women


Jack Canfield - 2003
    Women have made inroads in many professions that were once the domain of only men while juggling the many demands of work and family. From the woman who manages a staff of fifty, to the mother who choreographs the comings and goings of a family of five, women are the ultimate multitaskers. This collection celebrates the diversity and special contributions of women in the world of work-their hopes, their dreams and aspirations, and their accomplishments.This very special book also acknowledges the important and often unappreciated women in the homeplace through stories of stay-at-home moms for whom raising children was their most important task. These tales recognize the vital contributions of women who find their reward in devoting their lives to their families instead of collecting a paycheck.Chapters include: All in a Day's Work; Balancing Work and Family; Teamwork; Special Moments, and more, and each shares the trials of working women and the special joys that achieving career dreams can bring. Readers will laugh, cry and nod in agreement as they connect with women who are not just making a living, but making a life.

The Enlightened Gardener


Sydney Banks - 1991
    So, too, do the characters in this wonderful story by Sydney Banks. In this simple but profound tale, four colleagues meet a remarkable gardener whose unique philosophy will forever change their lives. That philosophy is equally powerful for the reader. The wisdom within these pages comes in the form of a straightforward message that is accessible to all who open their hearts to it.

The Peril of Magnificent Love


Emma Magenta - 2004
    Simple story. Universal appeal. It's happened before in the publishing world, and it's happened again with The Peril of Magnificent Love.Author Bradley Trevor Greive walked into a rare-book shop in Sydney, Australia several years ago and felt like he was looking back in time. There before him was a creative force as raw, strong, and straightforward as himself when he was trying to launch his eventual hit The Blue Day Book. Her name was Emma Magenta.Magenta is the author-illustrator of The Peril of Magnificent Love, the first of a series published by Night Butterfly, an imprint founded by BTG. The book introduces readers to the emotional world of a young girl who seeks love with a three-eared bunny and pursues a course to win him. Much to her chagrin, the girl discovers love's path is fraught with illusion and strewn with disappointment. Nevertheless, the young heroine overcomes her disillusions and finds new possibilities and strength in the lessons she's learned.Magenta illustrates her seemingly simple tale with red, black, and white drawings that are filled with detail and emotion. Her keen, mischievous eye delves deeply and honestly into remote corners of the human heart. This artistic skill and the quirky text befriend readers on every page. The Peril of Magnificent Love's emotional adventure is an empowering experience for women of all ages. The book speaks to an even broader audience through its reflection of innocent dreams, sometimes-hard reality, and discerning hope for the future.

The Solitary Horseman


Emilie Loring - 1927
    Overwhelmed with remorse, Tony renounced his own ambitions to work for the Grahame family. For ten years, he managed their orchards. Hard work and the knowledge that he was needed and loved called forth the best in Tony. And there was Rose, too.