Linda Nichols is a best-selling author of Christian fiction and was a 2003 Christy Awards finalist. She creates another inspiring and emotional novel with If I Gained the World. After leaving her partner, Daniel, Lenore plans on beginning a new life with their son. But parting from the man she loved for so many years sends her into a deep depression. Finally, Lenore meets the people of the Greater Grace Tabernacle, and with their help, she finds peace and happiness again.
"Deserving of 10 stars!!!"
In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed.
The problems are too big, too interdependent, too divisive for the nation-state. Is the nation-state, once democracy's best hope, today democratically dysfunctional? Obsolete? The answer, says Benjamin Barber in this highly provocative and original book, is yes.
"They read ALL the tables."
George Wilson has garnered much acclaim for this shattering and enlightening memoir. Detailing his odyssey from July, 1944 until the following summer, If You Survive is a startling first-person account of the final year of World War II. Wilson was the only man from his original company to finish the war. As a Second Lieutenant, he went ashore at Utah Beach after the D-Day invasion amidst burned vehicles, sunken landing craft, and broken fortifications.
"What was it like, Grandaddy?"
From the Munich crisis to the dropping of the first atom bomb, and from Hitler's declaration of war on the United States to the D-Day landings - historians suggest "what would have been" if key events in the war had gone differently. Written by an exceptional team of historians as if these world-changing events had really happened, realistic scenarios based on the true capabilities and circumstances of the opposing forces are projected with chilling implications. What if the Nazis had taken London? The alternate outcomes are fascinating and fully realized.
"not quite as i expected."
The wise and insightful "If the Buddha" books have won Charlotte Kasl thousands of devoted fans. In her latest work, she turns her attention to parenthood, a stage of life that leaves most of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids applies Kasl's signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to help parents raise peacemakers in our increasingly turbulent times, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world.
"Way too anecdotal, misleading title"
With more than 10 years of real world application in colleges, businesses, churches, and beyond, world-renowned spiritual advisor Mindy Audlin shares the life-changing strategy that will elevate your mindset and put you on course for a brighter tomorrow, regardless of your current circumstances.
"This is an amazing book. She is for REAL!"
Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries?" Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit?In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.
"Bill Bryson did it better"
What if Latin America Ruled the World? deftly braids together the histories of North and South America from the exploits of Hernán Cortés to the political showmanship of Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales. Scholar Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is an ideal guide for a searching portrait of the Latin America that we rarely hear about.
There is no surer way to make history come alive than to contemplate those moments when the world's future - the government and wealth of nations, the faith and culture of generations - hung in the balance. In this volume, many of our brightest historians speculate about some of history's intriguing crossroads and the ways in which our lives may have been changed for the better - or the worse.
"An interesting book tainted by a poor narrator"
Meet Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who is willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.
"A Revolutionary Collection of Stories"
What would things look like If You'd Made the World? Would the earth be flat instead of round? Would the ground be the sky and the sky be the ground? This rhythmic story reminds us why God is the Creator and compares His creation with the topsy turvey mess we might find If You'd Made the World.
Historians and inquisitive laymen alike love to ponder the dramatic what-ifs of history. In these never-before-published essays, some of the keenest minds of our time ask the big, tantalizing questions: Where might we be if history had not unfolded the way it did? Why, how, and when was our fortune made real. The answers are surprising, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining.
What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston? What if Muhammad Ali had lost or quit in his first fight against Sonny Liston? What if the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had never moved to the West Coast? What if Vince Lombardi had become head coach of his hometown Giants instead of heading to Green Bay? How would sports history, and our perception of it, be different today?
"A Healing Step, If Not a Cure" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Justin Gillis and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Diamond Labs Say Theirs Are Forever Too - Even If They Were Made Yesterday" is from the August 9, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Florida Is Apparently an Easy Place to Set up Shell Companies If You're a Foreign Investor" is from the April 19, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"The Paris Climate Agreement Could Go into Effect before 2020 - If Certain Countries Sign the Revised Version" is from the April 21, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"If Donald Trump Changed Genders" is from the U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Did I do that?! When asked to name a successor, Alexander the Great declared that his empire should go "to the strongest". But would rival factions have descended into war if he'd been a little more specific? What if the Vienna School of Art took a chance on a hopeful young student named Adolf Hitler? If Pope Clement VII granted King Henry VIII an annulment, England would likely still be Catholic today - and so would America.
"No Evidence Means No Arrest, Even If a Possible Terrorist Is on Authorities' Radar" is from the June 27, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.