Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.
"Beginners start here! This is the one you want!"
The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.
"Priceless! Best book I've read in years"
Best-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts", he sought out the most creative minds - from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country's top negotiators to the Green Berets - and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families.
"Well worth reading, even if you can't do it all!"
Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response.
"If I lived in Texas....."
Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is greater? We all have honest moments when we're gripped by a desire to feel that what we're doing matters more. That who we are matters more. And according to one of the most shocking verses in the Bible, Jesus wants the very same thing for every one of us. If you're tired of being ordinary, it's time to dream bigger. If you're feeling overwhelmed about where to begin, it's time start smaller.
"Great (pun intended)"
Emotional intelligence (EI) has been called “advanced common sense” and is proven to be a far better predictor of success than IQ. And unlike cognitive function, your emotional capacities are flexible, adaptable, and highly expandable. Filled with inspiring stories from companies who have tapped into the power of EI, along with profiles of people facing real-world dilemmas and easy-to-implement action plans, The Other Kind of Smart opens your eyes to crucial, yet often ignored, life lessons.
A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.
Called “the John Grisham of the Christian market” (Augusta Chronicle), best-selling author Robert Whitlow draws from extensive courtroom experience to deliver riveting legal thrillers. Defending teenaged runaway Jessie Whitewater against a shoplifting charge, new attorney Tami Taylor must determine why Jessie insists on lying to her—and why the teen is so terrified. But when the hand of evil strikes close to home, Tami finds herself gripped by the same fear.
During the night of February 3, 1943, a torpedo shattered the side of the SS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland. The 904 men aboard, who would certainly have drowned, were saved thanks to the tremendous bravery of the four chaplains aboard - the Rev. George L. Fox (Methodist), the Rev. Clark V. Poling (Dutch Reformed), Father John P. Washington (Roman Catholic), and Rabbi Alexander Goode (Jewish) - who distributed life jackets to the troops, including, in the end, their own.
Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett offer groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offer new ways to achieve it.
"An Important Book"
Rosalyn L. Bruyere spent seven years collaborating with Dr. Valerie Hunt on a project to find scientific documentation of human energy fields. This study provided evidence that not only do charka energies exist, but that they are connected to our sensations, feelings, and thoughts. Discover how to interpret the ebb and flow of the Chakra energies, and you will come to a new understanding of how the body functions and how you can participate in your own healing.
"Short & very informative"
The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring - and until now, untold - story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.
"Terrific book, terrible abridgement"
Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership - of helping others achieve their full potential - don't apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved. In Greater Than Yourself, Stephen Farber proves them wrong.
Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home. Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband's dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she'll not let anyone wrest away what's left of her way of life-particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land. With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though it were the child she never; and no mother gives up her child without a fight.
Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as "mingi". In tribal culture, children and infants with even the slightest defect are considered "cursed" and are killed by their own parents, who fear allowing the children to live will cause bad luck to descend on the village. Moved by his friend's story, Levi packed his bags and left.
The revolutions sweeping the Middle East in 2011 were unlike any the world had ever seen. Brutal regimes that had been in power for many decades were suddenly swarmed by unstoppable mobs of freedom seekers. Now, one of the key figures behind the Egyptian uprising tells the riveting inside story of what happened and presents lessons for all of us on how to unleash the power of crowds. Wael Ghonim was a little-known 30-year-old Google executive in the fall of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of an Egyptian man at the hands of security forces....
Do you cringe when your kids fight in public because it makes you look bad? You might be in danger of vanity parenting. Vanity parenting happens when our culture's obsession with performance leads us to form expectations for our kids based on the world's standards. As a result, our children try to meet our emotional needs instead of growing into the calling God has for them. Trophy Child will help you create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly father - and you know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential as children of God.
Per Winblad has captured key leadership principles and presents them in a most engaging way. He masterfully takes us back to biblical times and puts us in the room when the Queen of Sheba sat with King Solomon and received the benefit of his great wisdom. She asks the questions we might ask and we learn time-tested methods for success.
Great thinking + Great action = Extraordinary Results. The rules have changed. The old strategies of hard work, fitting in, and loyalty no longer guarantee a secure and shiny future. In this inspiring book, Laura B. Fortgang reveals that the most powerful currency today is a deep and unwavering awareness of one's inherent worth and potential. The Prosperity Plan offers a simple and clear approach to building financial and emotional security.
Why do we have regret sand what can we do about it? We all want to live a life without regrets. Whenever we do something we wish we hadn't or don't do something we wish we had, we vow it wont happen again. But why do we have regrets in the first place? Because we become prisoners of habit and circumstance, we take people in our lives for granted and fail to be true to ourselves.
"There were a lot of good tips in this book"