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|Author||: Brian Welch|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ. In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian "Head" Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light. Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own. Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him. Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faith. Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock 'n' roll journey unlike any other.
|Author||: Stacey Lewis|
I tried to be the perfect daughter and fiancee, but after the people who are supposed to love me the most betrayed me, those days are done. I'm ready for a fresh start - and this time a relationship won't define who I am. That means: No men. No complications. No turning back. At least, that was the plan before I met him. He wants me... And he's not about to take no for an answer.
|Author||: Julie Barton|
An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life A New York Times Bestseller “Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home. Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. Psychiatrists, therapists, and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Dog Medicine captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.
|Author||: Brian "Head" Welch|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
He left KoRn to help himself. He went back to help others. And along the way, he nearly lost everything. A life-changing spiritual awakening freed Brian “Head” Welch from a stranglehold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave the highly successful nu-metal band KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps most inspiring is Brian’s radical decision to rejoin KoRn and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Brian returned to his musical roots with a clear head and a devoted heart. Though his story is wild, hilarious, and deeply poignant, the message is simple: God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit.
|Author||: R. S. Rodella|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Depression with suicidal ideation is like finding yourself swimming way out in the ocean, struggling to stay afloat while everything is working against you. The waves are huge, the tides are shifting, the temperature is near freezing, the current is pulling you farther away from land, there are predators lurking below. You look up, to see a gigantic ship sailing by, but you're too weak to wave. There are people up there leaning over the railing. They're looking down. They see you! They know you're in trouble and you breathe a sigh of relief, you fully expect somebody to come to the rescue, but nobody does. They toss out a life preserver instead. You're swallowing water. You're going under! Gasping for air, you desperately reach out for the life preserver, but it's so far away! You see it floating nearby, but it's just out of reach. You're exhausted. You're drowning! You can't take anymore. You can't hold on any longer! You finally give up and begin to sink into the watery depths. Just as the seaweed encloses itself around your body and there's no more oxygen in your lungs it dawns on you that nobody can jump in because they run the risk of drowning too. In one last show of strength you block out the pain and the exhaustion, and you lunge back toward the surface! You put one arm in front of the other and you keep swimming toward that life preserver. Once you finally reach it, you cling to it and hold on for dear life. Cheering, the people on board pull you to the side of the ship. You look up at that great expanse of iron and steel and you realize that you still have to climb that formidable ladder. But you're there! You're safe! You can do it! You finally know that you can get through this horrible illness and that it has to be you that climbs up the ladder. All proceeds will be given to Tammy's family or donated to their favorite charity. Note: This 2nd Edition contains the same material as the 1st Edition. The cover was changed to meet specific guidelines for promotional purposes.
|Author||: André Williams|
|Editor||: Author House|
Sebastian Walker has just run into his past, Eric, and all sorts of questions form in his mind: Is he ready to face what Eric did to him? Will Sebastian be able to forgive and move on? Sebastian dives right back into his therapy sessions by confronting his abusive childhood head on while at the same time trying to balance his close friendships and career at the same time. All relationships will be tested and just when Sebastian feels like he's learned the rules he realizes that the rules keep changing.
|Author||: Christina M. Stanley|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
This book is dedicated to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For without His love and mercy, Im not sure whered I would be today. Thank You for seeing something in me that I didnt see in myself. Thank You for saving me; even in the midst of my sins; over and over again! For everyone who has prayed for me and continues to pray for me, thank you. To my parents, thank you for raising your children in a Word of God church and instilling Godly values in us from a young age. Love you both! For anyone who may be reading this book, know that God has a plan for your life. Yes, even when you make mistakes and it feels like all hope is gone, His plan never ceases! For I know the thoughts I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11-NKJV). I pray that my story not only encourages you but blesses you as well.
|Author||: Joseph Julius Bonkowski, Jr.|
|Editor||: Xulon Press|
Born 8-30-58 in Cleveland Ohio, graduated from Lincoln-West high school in 1977 (Honor Roll), and was on the chess and track team, and started working for the city of Cleveland water dept. in 1977 and retired in 2007. I write short stories, slogans, saying, philosophy, songs, and comedy, restore paintings and comic books, and I can invent almost anything technical. I jog and it seems like I don't age; do to mixing a Dr Jackal and Mr. Hide type concoction when I was 20 years old. My parents are Joseph and Dorothy Bonkowski. I wrote "The secrets of mind reading revealed" (Howell Press), and Casablanca 2 (Unpublished), the Theory of Relativity 2, which expands on Einstein's Theory of Relativity (Only 200 copies printed.) My future plans are to keep on writing, and start a career in comedy. I still have thousands of unpublished quotes and saying, and if this book sells well I will write a second book lord willing.
|Author||: Stacey Mosteller|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
Lyric Hayes spent the first 22 years of her life trying to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend. After a tragedy and her fiancé's betrayal, she's running, starting over far away from the person she used to be. David Pearson has it all: confidence, awesome friends, and a successful business. But David's dealt with loss too. He knows better than anyone not to judge by what's on the surface. Drawn to Lyric despite her inability to trust, he'll do anything to own her heart.
|Author||: Jenny Manzer|
|Editor||: Delacorte Press|
What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain was not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end. “Utterly gorgeous. Mesmerizing. Hypnotic. I love this book.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and coconspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go. On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.
|Author||: André Nusselder|
Even before we think, we use fantasy. Is fantasy the ‘mother of all media’? Does fantasy save me from myself? Are there fictions that are real? In The Surface Effect André Nusselder examines the space of fantasy between individual ‘inner life’ and social ‘outer life’. Where we assume that fantasy only operates where we float off in imaginary realms, this book shows that we are in it from the beginning. Based on the work of Jacques Lacan, Nusselder elaborates Lacan’s theory, showing how the effects of unconscious processes converge in fantasy as our principal medium for self-identity, perception, remembering and intersubjectivity. The human mind is seen as a composite function of language, body and social world, and fantasy is the fundamental process to study this effect. The book is divided into three sections: - The Philosophical Context - Lacan’s Theory of Fantasy - Lacan and Philosophy The Surface Effect analyses fantasy as a medium, both creative and protective operating between anxiety and excess. It focuses on the role of fantasy in psychoanalysis, and follows its path towards reflections on mediation and new media. This book will appeal to psychoanalysts, philosophers, cognitive scientists and those studying new media, film, culture and literature. André Nusselder is a Dutch philosopher, writer and computer programmer.
|Author||: Marcus Burke|
|Editor||: Anchor Books|
A coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical tale on the realities of black inner-city life follows the experiences of young Andre Battel as he grows away from his Jamaican family, discovers basketball court talents, and turns drug dealer for a street gang.
|Author||: Maynard James Keenan|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art. Until now, Maynard's fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan. Accompanying the text are photos of Keenan from childhood to the present. Maynard's story is a metaphor for the reader's own evolution and an encouragement to follow one's dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.
|Author||: Nidhi Jhaveri|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
I'll just save myself is poetess Nidhi M. Jhaveri's debut collection of poetry and prose. It offers to take the reader on a soul-searching journey. It is about self-love, self-care, aching, survival, self-worth, growth, mental health and raw emotions. Each poem is a piece of her soul that has been unearthed so dearly for you. It offers solace, to form a connection, to touch, and heal. "These mere words sewn with ink hope to reside in your spacious heart."Allow the pieces of her soul to accompany you on your journey, now.
|Author||: Lacey Sturm|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. The screaming match she had with her grandmother was the reason she went to church. What she found there was the Reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and more--and her ultimate salvation. She asks the hard questions so many young people are asking--Why am I here? Why am I empty? Why should I go on living?--showing readers that beyond the temporary highs and the soul-crushing lows there is a reason they exist and a purpose for their lives. She not only gives readers a peek down the rocky path that led her to become a vocalist in a popular hardcore band, but she shows them that the same God is guiding their steps today.
|Author||: Jennifer Ouellette|
As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette dives into the miniscule ranges of variation to understand just what sets us apart. She draws on cutting-edge research in genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor-to explore the mysteries of human identity and behavior. Readers follow her own surprising journey of self-discovery as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste for cilantro and our relationships with virtual avatars, Ouellette takes us on an endlessly thrilling and illuminating trip into the science of ourselves
|Author||: Mara Hvistendahl|
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
|Author||: Scott McNamara|
|Editor||: Chosen Books|
As many as 96% of Christians are not leading anyone to Jesus. Which means that the vast majority of the wider church is, at best, simply sowing. The kingdom of God, however, requires both sowing and reaping. If we neglect reaping, we will not have a healthy harvest. Jesus at the Door offers a unique tool--an Equipping Card to use with anyone you know, anywhere--and practical, step-by-step instructions, helping readers witness to friends, family, even strangers on the street. This tried-and-tested method is framed around nine points and a picture, and takes about two minutes from introduction to salvation. A Leader's Guide to Jesus at the Door explains in greater detail how to use the Equipping Card and is the perfect resource for pastors and ministry leaders who want to help their congregations or group members share the gospel effectively, partnering with the Holy Spirit and inviting users to learn to grow in Spirit-led evangelism. This book shows how you--yes, even you--can move from being a seasoned sower into a relentless reaper, living out a naturally supernatural lifestyle.
|Author||: Charlotte Perkins Gilman|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.
|Author||: Christopher Plummer|
|Editor||: Vintage Canada|
Canada’s most celebrated and acclaimed actor lets loose in a magnificent memoir that will delight and enchant readers across the country. A rollicking, rich self-portrait written by one of today’s greatest living actors. The story of a “young wastrel, incurably romantic, spoiled rotten” – his privileged Montreal background, rich in Victorian gentility, included steam yachts, rare orchid farms, music lessons in Paris and Berlin – “who tore himself away from the ski slopes to break into the big, bad world of theater not from the streets up but from an Edwardian living room down.” Plummer writes of his early acting days – on radio and stage with William Shatner and other fellow Canadians; of the early days of the Stratford Festival in southern Ontario; of his Broadway debut at twenty-four in The Starcross Story, starring Eva Le Gallienne (“It opened and closed in one night, but what a night!”); of joining Peter Hall’s Royal Shakespeare Company (its other members included Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Peter O’Toole); of his first picture, Stage Struck, directed by Sidney Lumet; and of The Sound of Music, which he affectionately dubbed “S&M.” He writes about his legendary colleagues: Dame Judith Anderson (“the Tasmanian devil from Down Under”); Sir Tyrone Guthrie; Sir Laurence Olivier; Elia Kazan (“this chameleon of chameleons might change into you, wear your skin, steal your soul”); and “that reprobate” Jason Robards, among many others. A revelation of the wild and exuberant ride that is the actor’s – at least this actor’s – life.