Better Than New

Better Than New
Author: Nicole Curtis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781579657314
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Artisan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.

Begin Again

Begin Again
Author: Max Lucado
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400226498
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Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God is in the business of fresh starts. Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment? If so, take heart. A new chapter awaits you. New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado celebrates God’s promise to restore and renew. Max prepares us for the journey ahead by encouraging us to: Trust that God is the author of new beginnings Rely on God’s love and protection Hold on to enduring hope Make a difference in the lives of others Set our sights on our eternal home This compilation—which also includes original, never-before-heard content from Max—assures us of the new possibilities ahead. Take the next step toward hope and renewal. It’s never too late to Begin Again.

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New
Author: Cindy Beall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736967129
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What's Better Than New? God's Best You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help you trust completely in God's ability and grace heal deeply by restoring faith in a future build wisely from the foundation up live fully by embracing your renewed relationship invest generously in your marriage and in other people Insightful questions, biblical teachings to counter lies, and stories of rebuilt marriages lead you to God's healing and the hope of helping others from the place you once had deep pain. Cindy Beall provides undeniable proof that God is a Redeemer regardless of how messy, difficult, or painful our current relationships are. Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher I'm a massive Cindy Beall fan. If your relationship needs a tune-up or a complete overhaul, read this book with an open heart and I believe God will do a new work in you. Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church

Better Than New

Better Than New
Author: Daniel H. Kiser
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781478730583
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Release: 2014-05-29
Editor: Outskirts Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It would be wonderful if every Christian could maintain the newness and wholesomeness of his or her salvation experience. But the unfortunate reality is Christians do sin. There may be a number of Josephs and Daniels within the ranks of Christendom who succeed in retaining a sterling character from start to finish. Human experience, however, reveals that the greater part of God’s family consists of people like David, Samson, Jonah, Jacob, and Simon Peter; people who, for one reason or another, lose the enthusiasm, spiritual strength, and sensitivity that once characterized their lives. Spiritual battles, temptations, disappointments, and failures take their toll. Harmful indiscretions cause painful bruising to the soul. Prodigal sons and daughters abound. But in spite of self-inflicted wounds there is good news; there is great news. God’s love and compassion abound even more. His desire is not to discard damaged lives. God’s intention is to restore wayward sons and daughters to their proper place in His family. The Father’s plan is to make them “better than new.” This book explores the process by which the “better than new” condition can be realized.

Better Than Before

Better Than Before
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385679466
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Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

It s Better Than It Looks

It s Better Than It Looks
Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781610397421
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever? Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental collapse, racial and economic inequality, and more. Yet this narrative misses something important: by almost every meaningful measure, the modern world is better than it ever has been. In the United States, disease, crime, discrimination, and most forms of pollution are in long-term decline, while longevity and education keep rising and economic indicators are better than in any past generation. Worldwide, malnutrition and extreme poverty are at historic lows, and the risk of dying by war or violence is the lowest in human history. It's not a coincidence that we're confused--our perspectives on the world are blurred by the rise of social media, the machinations of politicians, and our own biases. Meanwhile, political reforms like the Clean Air Act and technological innovations like the hybridization of wheat have saved huge numbers of lives. In that optimistic spirit, Easterbrook offers specific policy reforms to address climate change, inequality, and other problems, and reminds us that there is real hope in conquering such challenges. In an age of discord and fear-mongering, It's Better Than It Looks will profoundly change your perspective on who we are, where we're headed, and what we're capable of.

Two Presidents Are Better Than One

Two Presidents Are Better Than One
Author: David Orentlicher
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780814724453
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Release: 2013-03-11
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Many Americans are unsatisfied with politics. Simultaneously, we are hesitant to question the basic soundness of our constitutional system. In this refreshingly provocative book, David Orentlicher explains why it is due time for us to reconsider dominant ideas about the presidency, now arguably our most powerful political institution. Challenging the conventional wisdom that the best executive is necessarily a unitary executive, Orentlicher makes a wonderful case for why ‘two presidents are better than one.’ Sure to be of interest to political scientists, legal scholars, as well as informed citizens justifiably worried about the fate of American democracy, this fascinating book dares to challenge everything you thought you knew about one of our favorite political institutions.”—William E. Scheuerman, Indiana University “Can Orentlicher be serious in calling for a plural executive? The answer is yes, and he presents thoughtful and challenging arguments responding to likely criticisms. Any readers who are other than completely complacent about the current state of American politics will have to admire Orentlicher’s distinctive audacity and to respond themselves to his well-argued points.”—Sanford Levinson, author of Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance When talking heads and political pundits make their “What’s Wrong with America” lists, two concerns invariably rise to the top: the growing presidential abuse of power and the toxic political atmosphere in Washington. In Two Presidents Are Better Than One, David Orentlicher shows how the “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. Accordingly, writes Orentlicher, we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch. Orentlicher contends that our founding fathers did not anticipate the extent to which their checks and balances would fail to contain executive power and partisan discord. They also did not foresee how the imperial presidency would aggravate partisan conflict. As the stakes in presidential elections have grown ever higher since the New Deal, battles to capture the White House have greatly exacerbated partisan differences. Had the framers been able to predict the future, Orentlicher argues, they would have been far less enamored with the idea of a single leader at the head of the executive branch and far more receptive to the alternative proposals for a plural executive that they rejected. Like their counterparts in Europe, they might well have created an executive branch in which power is shared among multiple persons from multiple political parties. Analyzing the histories of other countries with a plural executive branch and past examples of bipartisan cooperation within Congress, Orentlicher shows us why and how to implement a two-person, two-party presidency. Ultimately, Two Presidents Are Better Than One demonstrates why we need constitutional reform to rebalance power between the executive and legislative branches and contain partisan conflict in Washington.

Better than Sexy

Better than Sexy
Author: Carly Phillips
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781947089341
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: CP Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Insta-love only happens in the movies. Insta-lust? That she’d buy into. Until she meets take-charge club owner Landon Bennett and falls head over heels at a glance. When hot as sin Landon Bennet offers sexy songstress Vivienne Clark a summer residency at his popular Manhattan nightclub, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she can’t resist. Add in the man’s obvious interest and seductive attention and life is perfect. Until she puts together the pieces of his past. Fate might have brought them together, but is the intimate relationship they’ve been building strong enough to overcome one painful fact. She’s the sister of the man who killed his twin.

The Good Book Is Better Than It Used to Be

The Good Book Is Better Than It Used to Be
Author: F. Calvin Parker
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781440160127
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Release: 2009-07
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

F. Calvin Parker attended his first Vacation Bible School when he was four years old, and he consumed more scripture than Kool-Aid or cookies. There was much to thrill a young mind. He heard the amazing stories of Noah in the zoo-like ark and Daniel in the lions' den, along with proverbs and psalms that nourished his soul his entire life. He remained a devoted student of scripture, listening to the radio sermons of Charles E. Fuller and reading John R. Rice. While in the Army, he joined Calvary Baptist Church in New York, which was led by preacher William Ward Ayer, a fundamentalist stalwart. Parker and his wife Harriett went to Japan in 1951 as Southern Baptist missionaries. Reading the Bible in Japanese, which differs sharply from English, allowed him to rediscover its teachings and led to a personal transformation. The scriptures began to excite and challenge him as never before. Join Parker as he breaks free from oppressive teachings and shares what he's learned over eighty years of studying the Bible in The Good Book Is Better Than It Used to Be.

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves
Author: Bridget Brown
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0814799213
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Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.

Better Than Starbucks March 2019

Better Than Starbucks March 2019
Author: by Better Than Starbucks
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359460892
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Release: 2019-07-28
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Interview: Charles Baudelaire & three poems translated by Norman R. Shapiro. Featured Poems: Annette Marie Smith, Charles Weld, Jerome Betts. Free Verse: Timothy Robbins, Raymond Byrnes, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Michelle Gardner, and more. Haiku: James Babbs, Elaine Wilburt, Loris John Fazio, Jack Priestnall, Bobby Horn, Asad Jaleel, Thalia Dunn, Diane Lowman, Armando Quiros, and more. Formal Poetry: Aaron Poochigian, Richard Wakefield, Susan McLean, Tom Merrill, David Berman, Bruce Bennett, John Ridland, Barbara Loots, A.M. Juster, Siham Karami, and more. Poetry Translations: Kim Cherub, Renée Vivien, Tijana Rakočević, Danijel Golobič. International Poetry: Mandakini Bhattacherya, Hira Naz Sulehri, Chintan Khatri. African Poetry: Kayode Afolabi, Chukwuemerie Udekwe, and more. Experimental/Found/Prose Poetry: Henry Crawford, Calida Osti, and more. Sentimental Poetry: Claudia Gary, Daril Bentley, Jack D. Harvey, and more. Fiction, Flash Fiction, International Fiction & Better Than Fiction!

The Texan s Tiny Dilemma

The Texan s Tiny Dilemma
Author: Judy Christenberry
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460354780
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Release: 2014-11-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

4 Months + 5 Months = Baby! As good as accountant Jim Schofield was with figures—he could count back and tell when Teresa got pregnant—he was bad with words like commitment and marriage. But when the stubborn Texan realized he was going to be a father, his bachelor days were numbered! 1 Man + 1 Love = Marriage? Teresa Tyler had vowed not to burden Jim Schofield with the consequences of their one night together. But after having figured out her predicament, he was proposing a marriage for the sake of their babies. How could Teresa take Jim's help, his protection, and not have a chance at his love?

Electrical Review

Electrical Review
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015080068318
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Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fight Twice for Me Two Stepbrothers Are Better Than One

Fight Twice for Me  Two Stepbrothers Are Better Than One
Author: C.C. Wylde
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781640635692
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Release: 2018-05-21
Editor: Entangled: Scorched
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The last place I want to be is at my ex’s MMA club, especially since I’ve sworn off fighters. But I never anticipated meeting the De La Cruz twins. And damn, is there anyone who could resist a chance at a night of mind-blowing sex with them? With their tattoos, muscles, and the fact that there’s two. Besides, I’m getting the hell out of Vegas as soon as I’m done with college in a few weeks, so why not indulge until then? It feels good to forget the rules...until I wake up to find out they’re my new stepbrothers. It’s about to get complicated.

Better Than I Know Myself

Better Than I Know Myself
Author: Virginia DeBerry,Donna Grant
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429983078
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved #1 Essence bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards. Jewel is Hollywood royalty: as the teenage star of the TV show "Daddy's Girl," her face is instantly recognizable all across America. Now, though, she wants two things-to get a serious education, and to leave her controlling stage mother behind. Regina is the definitive upper-middle-class African-American girl. Her picture-perfect parents are what she calls "black Ward and June Cleavers" and their goals for her are like a stranglehold. No one can see, though, how far Regina's rebellious side will take her (or how treacherous it will become). Carmen is just trying to get by. A child of the projects whose father is dead and whose mother has vanished, Carmen has been raised by her abusive brother. Columbia is the way for her to get a better life-if she can hold down two jobs and keep her GPA up. When the three of them meet, their lives are at a crossroad. And as the years progress, from the 1980s to the present day, they are challenged by drug addiction, fame, secrets from the past, sickness, betrayal, and the darkest things women can face. One of them won't survive. But what will be the lasting legacy of their friendship? Better Than I Know Myself is a novel of heartache, triumph, tears, and the unshakeable bonds among women.

Better Than Hex

Better Than Hex
Author: Vivienne Savage
Pages: 230
ISBN:
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Release: 2017-08-19
Editor: Payne & Taylor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

River Jackson lives in a small town known for major supernatural problems. Between a recent promotion in her coven and moving in with her werejaguar boyfriend, she’s living the life of her dreams. Until her sweetheart is attacked during an assassination attempt on the local werewolf alpha. Soon after, a local family is found murdered by magical means. The regional witch’s circle assigns River the case, filling her hands with rogue vampires and nervous shifters demanding answers. When evidence points to a warlock at the heart of the chaos, River’s only hope is to unravel the mystery before the people she loves are included in the rising body count. Perfect for lovers of shapeshifters, witches, and strong heroines.

Better Than Starbucks November 2018

Better Than Starbucks November 2018
Author: Better Than Starbucks
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359189847
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Release: 2018-10-31
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Interview: Rae Armantrout & Four Poems. Featured Poems: Anton Yakovlev, A.S. Coomer, & Sunil Sharma. Free Verse: Katherine Wu, Timothy Robbins, Simon Perchik, John L. Stanizzi, R.J. Zeman, Pamela Sumners, Judith Skillman, & more. Haiku: David McClintock, Hanoch Guy, Cynthia Sharp, David Bankson, Ray Spitzengerger, Nancy Botta, Bob Whitmire, Harold Whisman, Christy Burbidge, Linda Scott, Gerard Sarnat, Joan Fingon, Joyce Kopp, Faiz Ahmad, & more. Formal Poetry: Richard Wakefield, Susan McLean, David Berman, Martin Elster, John Beaton, Anton Yakovlev, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Gayle Compton, & more. Poetry Translations: Norman R. Shapiro, David B. Gosselin, & Adi Wolfson. International Poetry: Ram Krishna Singh, Hira Naz Sulehri, Pragya Vishnoi, & more. Experimental & Prose & Form Poetry: Jonathan Giles, Dominique Williams, & more. Sentimental Poetry: Arlene Antoinette, Martin Porter, Gayle Compton, & Lisa Barnett, & more. Fiction: Ursula Abdala & Tyler Clark. Better Than Fiction!: Tobi Alfier.

Better than the Best

Better than the Best
Author: John C. Walter,Malina Iida
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780295801698
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Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these engaging and forthright interviews, thirteen African American athletes talk about how they endured through pain, loneliness, and rejection to become champions. In sports as diverse as football and fencing, wrestling and track and field, these men and women triumphed over the odds to become better than the best. Their legacy is in their accomplishments and in their determination to continue contributing to the societal transformation their efforts helped make possible.