The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket's own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You'll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind.
"She really knows what we are thinking"
Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas’s parents just to make them happy. While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear - and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas’s brother, Joe.
"Narrator ruined this book"
On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Meara O'Rourke can't help but feel alone. With her last remaining relative newly buried and her potentially disastrous engagement freshly broken, she makes a resolution to begin her life anew - only to have an unexpected phone call turn her whole world upside down. Her biological mother, Sheila, whom she met only once six years before, lies in critical condition in a nearby hospital. And though the woman once refused to see her daughter ever again - her last wish is just the opposite.
Everyone loves a good love story. And we all love stories about how the love started and blossomed. This fun new book about dating, romance, love, and marriage, will make you laugh and make you cry, and is guaranteed to inspire you to renew that search for your soul mate or open your heart a little more. Read about how couples met, when “they knew”, good and bad dates, proposals, maintaining the relationship, second chances, and all the other ups and downs of love, romance, and marriage.
Emmy Award winner Rita Coburn Whack's writing has been favorably compared to the work of Maya Angelou. In Meant to Be, Whack tells the story of a wise young woman named Patience who is about to embark upon a journey of the soul. When a traumatic incident causes Patience to lose sight of God's path, she must find a way to regain her spirituality and cross the bridge into womanhood. With a heartfelt dual narration, listeners will savor this tale of reflection and spiritual awakening.
It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the - gasp - wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").
If you want your life to count for Christ, and if you want to become an integral part of God's kingdom in the world, you don't have to be a great leader - just a good follower. Author and president of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago Joseph M. Stowell explains that Christ's command to "Follow me" isn't merely the starting point of Christianity.
"Mine is a "Buyer Beware" Story: Full vs Abridged"
This new book includes some of the best stories on love and marriage chosen from Chicken Soup's vast library, with selections from past Chicken Soup books. These heartwarming stories will inspire and amuse listeners, and even give them new ideas for their own loving relationships, whether they are just starting to date or are veterans of a long marriage.
"too cheesy for me."
A famous child psychologist, who has authored several best-selling books on raising children, discovers he doesn't know as much as he thought he did when he meets a pediatrician and mother of three. Neither of them imagined how their lives would change when they shared a flight headed for Las Vegas for a medical convention.
Why did an all-knowing, all-powerful God send the perfection of His kingdom - His only Son - to the earth through the gutter? Why did Jesus spend so much time reaching out to people in their own secret, dark places? Why do His followers so often turn away from those very same situations?
From the Edge of the Cliff: Understanding the Two Phases of Recovery and Becoming the Person You're Meant to Be provides addicts with practical lessons on how to understand and successfully navigate the two phases of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. However, it is also a remarkably touching, real-life story of someone who has used these same lessons to maintain 28 years of successful recovery. This audiobook contains an entire section on the hazards of drugs prescribed by physicians not well versed in addiction recovery.
When Lauren Pizza was 13, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down . . . and that’s all she remembers. Ever since being resuscitated by two strangers, Pizza has felt a presence in her life from the spirit world. Is it crazy? Maybe. Her family sure thinks so.
"Total waste of time"
German authorities scoured the nation and other European countries Wednesday for a Tunisian asylum seeker who is being sought in the truck rampage at a Christmas market here that killed 12 people and injured 48.
We frantically started to run toward the road... All the guys were the first ones to make it to the car. I purposely stayed behind, keeping an eye on the ladies, particularly the one that was pregnant. She had looked tired most of the day and understandably so. It couldn't have been more than three hundred feet to get to the car. The only ones left to make it were her and me, and everyone else yelled out to me, 'Just leave her there or you're staying there too!' I just couldn't do it.
We frantically started to run toward the road... All the guys were the first ones to make it to the car. I purposely stayed behind, keeping an eye on the ladies, particularly the one that was pregnant. She had looked tired most of the day and understandably so. It couldn't have been more than three hundred feet to get to the car. The only ones left to make it were her and me, and everyone else yelled out to me, 'Just leave her there or you're staying there too!'
Subjects include being a person of influence, values beyond validation, and life choices and balance.
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood - in part because his own 'fathers' failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13. Isn't it odd - and reminiscent of the hand of God - that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up?
"great read for new or old parents."
It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. In Warrior Goddess Training, best-selling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough.
"Every Woman Should Read It."
Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school - irresistible. When their paths cross again after college - still irresistible. This time, though, Ty feels exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be anybody's husband. As a professional bull rider, he lives on the road and can't bring himself to settle down.
"Love The Porter Family Stories!"
When Denise Cunningham is served with foreclosure papers on her birthday it's the last straw in a long line of bad luck. A phone call interrupts her pity party and changes the course of her life forever. William Walker Jr., known as Liam to his club, needs a new recruit who is just naïve enough and desperate enough to do what he asks without question. When Denise Cunningham lands in his lap, he decides to hire her - not because he wants to, because he has to.
"A Different Take on MC Romance"