The Book That Matters Most

The Book That Matters Most
Author: Ann Hood
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393241653
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Release: 2016-08-08
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ava s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives."

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: James Hollis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440655227
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Release: 2008-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path. Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., What Matters Most helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles. Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises, and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, What Matters Most yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.

Be the Best at What Matters Most

Be the Best at What Matters Most
Author: Joe Calloway
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781118611180
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Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Hyrum W. Smith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0684872579
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Release: 2001-10-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.

Comfort A Journey Through Grief

Comfort  A Journey Through Grief
Author: Ann Hood
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780393336597
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Release: 2009-05-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of "The Knitting Circle" documents her family's journey of grief after the sudden death of her five-year-old daughter, a process during which she learned how to knit and experienced comfort in unexpected ways.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Chanel Reynolds
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062689450
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Founder of popular website Get Your Shit Together blends personal story and must-have advice in the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order—from wills and advance directives to insurance, finances, and relationships—before the unthinkable happens. On July 17, 2009, Chanel Reynolds’ husband, José, was struck by a car while cycling near their home in Seattle. In the wake of her husband’s untimely death, Reynolds quickly realized that she was completely unprepared for what came next. What was the password to his phone? Did they sign their wills? How much insurance did they have? Could she afford the house? And what the hell was probate anyway? Simply put, when life went sideways she didn’t have her shit together. As it turns out, most of us don’t either. We’re too busy, in denial, overwhelmed by too much information, uncertain where to start, or just uncomfortable having those difficult conversations. Reynolds learned the hard way that hoping for the best is not a plan, but you don’t have to. Drawing on her first-hand experience, expert advice, and the unparalleled resources she’s compiled for her celebrated website, Reynolds lends a human voice to a warren of checklists and forms and emotional confusion, showing readers how to: Create a will and living will Update (or finally get) the right life insurance policy Start or grow an emergency fund Make a watertight emergency plan Keep secure, up-to-date records of personal information Authoritative yet personal, grounded but irreverent, Reynolds’ voice carries readers through a tough subject with candor and compassion. Weaving personal story with hard-won wisdom, What Matters Most is the approachable, no-nonsense handbook we all need to living a life free of worry and "what ifs."

Kindness The Little Thing that Matters Most

Kindness     The Little Thing that Matters Most
Author: Jaime Thurston,52 Lives
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780008252861
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Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kindness - the little thing that matters most aims to motivate and inspire by showing readers what a difference even a small act of kindness can make.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Emma Dodd
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781787416208
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Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What matters most? Is it being very big or being super-small? Is it having lots of stuff or not that much at all? Is it having lots of friends or only two or three? Is it talking all the time or listening carefully? Emma Dodd explores the important themes of identity and acceptance in a book that will strike a chord with all parents and encourage children to think about the simple joys in life.

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Jeffrey Hollender
Pages: 392
ISBN: 0786737344
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Release: 2009-02-23
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For more than sixteen years, Jeffrey Hollender has presided over Seventh Generation, a world leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly, nontoxic household products. What Matters Most illuminates the successful practices of Seventh Generation-and many other pioneering companies around the world-to demonstrate the pragmatic aspects of a corporate strategy that hardwires social and environmental concerns into the company's culture, operating systems, and business relationships. It shows business leaders how to assess their own company's performance, adopt a socially responsible approach to doing business, and embark on a path of long-term growth. "Jeffrey Hollender...has shown that doing the right thing does pay off both in terms of building a brand that generates great customer loyalty and a business that has consistently generated superior growth." -Ben Cohen, Founder, Ben & Jerry's "What Matters Most stands out for its moderate and thoughtful analysis of a controversial issue.... Hollender is a voice of reason in today's important debate on corporate responsibility." -Soundview Speed Reviews

What Matters Most

What Matters Most
Author: Luanne Rice
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780553903850
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Release: 2007-07-17
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice works her singular magic in this deeply felt novel about two unforgettable couples, linked by a shared history, separated by decisions made long ago. What if you could relive one time in your life? What would you choose if you could make one thing right? For Bernadette and Tom, it is a return to their roots in Ireland and a love that broke every rule and could have withstood any consequence—but the one that broke their hearts. For James and Kathleen, whose indelible bond was forged in a Dublin orphanage before one was adopted and carried across the sea to America, it is a reunion they’ve dreamed of all their young lives, even if it defies reason. From the Emerald Isle to the Connecticut shore, four lives are about to come together in a confrontation that will challenge each of them to leave behind the past and all they once thought was important, and to embrace at last what matters most.

What Matters Most Bible Study Book

What Matters Most   Bible Study Book
Author: Karen Ehman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1415866929
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Release: 2018-05
Editor: Lifeway Church Resources
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 7-session study of Philippians that will challenge you to find contentment and joy in what matters most--Christ.

Love Matters Most

Love Matters Most
Author: Mij Kelly
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780316543101
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for Valentine's Day and a heartwarming read for the cold winter months, this cozy animal story explores the universal theme of a mother's love for her child. When a polar bear leaves the safety and warmth of her cave to travel all over a frozen wonderland, she must be looking for something very important. Could it be delicious silver salmon? A view of the swirling winter sky? A bit of gold? Of course, she is in search of the most precious thing of all: her lost little cub. In this touching story, readers will instantly be enamored with the sweeping illustrations of winter landscapes, endearing polar bear characters, and the resonant message that a mother's love matters most.

Ragged Company

Ragged Company
Author: Richard Wagamese
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307372635
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck. A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed. Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.

The Only Thing That Matters

The Only Thing That Matters
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781401941864
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Release: 2012-10-16
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now. You have no doubt noticed it. It may be producing a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in your life, and perhaps even some major upheavals. You are probably noticing it in the lives of others as well. For a while you may have thought that this was all just your mind playing tricks on you; that things were not really happening any differently, and that you’re just a little tired, a little overcommitted, a little oversensitive. But now, as each day presents itself with obstacles mounting and challenges increasing and more and more personal issues coming up to be faced and healed, it is apparent that all of this is not an illusion, not an exaggeration. So you may be asking, "Why is all this happening? What am I doing wrong?" And here’s the answer . . . You’re doing nothing wrong. AND . . . there is something very unusual going on right now in your life, and all over the planet.

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
Author: Blake Mycoskie
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780679603528
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Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good. “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters.

The Knitting Circle A Novel

The Knitting Circle  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0393067130
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Release: 2008-01-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An intelligent, moving read" (Pages) and "a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent" (Hilma Wolitzer). After the loss of her only child, Mary Baxter finds herself unable to read or write, the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. She reluctantly joins a knitting circle as a way to fill her lonely days—not knowing it will change her life. As they teach Mary new knitting techniques, the women in the circle also reveal their own secrets of loss, love, and hope. With time, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief, and in so doing finds the spark of life again.

The Hour That Matters Most

The Hour That Matters Most
Author: Les Parrott,Leslie Parrott,Stephanie Allen,Tina Kuna
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1414365705
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Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes. Millions of parents in America can picture the kind of home life they want but don’t know how to make it a reality. The Hour That Matters Most will help readers strengthen and transform their own families—specifically around the dinner table.

A Fatal Obsession Ryder and Loveday Book 1

A Fatal Obsession  Ryder and Loveday  Book 1
Author: Faith Martin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780008297763
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Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The start of a brand new series from the global bestselling author of the DI Hillary Greene series.

What Matters

What Matters
Author: Alison Hughes
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781459809123
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

Don t Even Smile

Don t Even Smile
Author: Geoffrey Mount Varner
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9780557709731
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Release: 2011-02
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This young prominent physician was falsely accused of sexual harassment. He was maligned in the media before any investigation took place. Dr. Mountvarner was tried and convicted in the court of public perception. But, alas, when all was said and done, it was determined that these vicious claims not true. Take a journey through this book replete with warm reminders of how the little things in life can help you through life's big and small trials and tribulations. Warm your heart with endearing examples of God's grace and Gods love. Inside you will find amusing short anecdotes that will give you self reflective indications of why we should all feel blessed no matter what our station in life.