The Selfless Act

The Selfless Act
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter,Jean Brunstetter
Pages: 247
ISBN: 1410488020
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Release: 2016-10-05
Editor: Amish Millionaire
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collect all six parts of the Brunstetters latest serial novel and watch how God restores a family bond, a broken romance, and the desires of one s heart. "

The Selfless Act of Breathing

The Selfless Act of Breathing
Author: JJ Bola
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1982175567
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Release: 2022-02-08
Editor: Atria Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartbreaking, lyrical story for all of those who have fantasized about escaping their daily lives and starting over. Michael Kabongo is a British-Congolese teacher living in London on the cusp of two identities. On paper, he seems to have it all: He’s beloved by his students, popular with his coworkers, and the pride and joy of a mother who emigrated from the Congo to the UK in search of a better life. But behind closed doors, he’s been struggling with the overwhelming sense that he can’t address the injustices he sees raging before him—from his relentless efforts to change the lives of his students for the better to his attempts to transcend the violence and brutality that marginalizes young Black men around the world. Then one day he suffers a devastating loss, and his life is thrown into a tailspin. As he struggles to find a way forward, memories of his fathers’ violent death, the weight of refugeehood, and an increasing sense of dread threaten everything he’s worked so hard to achieve. Longing to escape the shadows in his mind and start anew, Michael decides to spontaneously pack up and go to America, the mythical “land of the free,” where he imagines everything will be better, easier—a place where he can become someone new, someone without a past filled with pain. On this transformative journey, Michael travels everywhere from New York City to San Francisco, partying with new friends, sparking fleeting romances, and splurging on big adventures, with the intention of living the life of his dreams until the money in his bank account runs out. Written in spellbinding prose, with Bola’s trademark magnetic storytelling, The Selfless Act of Breathing takes us on a wild ride to odd but exciting places as Michael makes surprising new connections and faces old prejudices in new settings.

Selfless Act

Selfless Act
Author: Lexy Timms
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9798510135572
Available:
Release: 2021-06-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You are the best thing I never planned. Brigid, knowing that she's out of options, having finally told Levi the truth about their son, and Levi, free now to love Maverick like he's always wanted to, believes they're finally on the path toward a real relationship. They're learning to trust each other and work together. They might even become partners in this situation. But when Brigid's parents show up for a visit, things get complicated. When Brigid's mother talks Levi into proposing, they get even worse. And suddenly Levi and Brigid must face a whole new dilemma: Are they ready to be a real couple? Or are they going to be hamstrung by the fact that they still don't know-or trust-one another? A Bump in the Road Series Book 1 - Expecting Love Book 2 - Selfless Act Book 3 - Doctor's Orders USA Today Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, brings you an unexpected baby romance that has the perfect mix of steam, romantic comedy, love and real life mistakes that make us feel real.

The Selfless Act of Breathing

The Selfless Act of Breathing
Author: JJ Bola
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982175580
Available:
Release: 2022-02-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartbreaking, lyrical story for all of those who have fantasized about escaping their daily lives and starting over. Michael Kabongo is a British-Congolese teacher living in London on the cusp of two identities. On paper, he seems to have it all: He’s beloved by his students, popular with his coworkers, and the pride and joy of a mother who emigrated from the Congo to the UK in search of a better life. But behind closed doors, he’s been struggling with the overwhelming sense that he can’t address the injustices he sees raging before him—from his relentless efforts to change the lives of his students for the better to his attempts to transcend the violence and brutality that marginalizes young Black men around the world. Then one day he suffers a devastating loss, and his life is thrown into a tailspin. As he struggles to find a way forward, memories of his fathers’ violent death, the weight of refugeehood, and an increasing sense of dread threaten everything he’s worked so hard to achieve. Longing to escape the shadows in his mind and start anew, Michael decides to spontaneously pack up and go to America, the mythical “land of the free,” where he imagines everything will be better, easier—a place where he can become someone new, someone without a past filled with pain. On this transformative journey, Michael travels everywhere from New York City to San Francisco, partying with new friends, sparking fleeting romances, and splurging on big adventures, with the intention of living the life of his dreams until the money in his bank account runs out. Written in spellbinding prose, with Bola’s trademark magnetic storytelling, The Selfless Act of Breathing takes us on a wild ride to odd but exciting places as Michael makes surprising new connections and faces old prejudices in new settings.

The Selfless ACT of Breathing

The Selfless ACT of Breathing
Author: J. J. Bola
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0349702071
Available:
Release: 2021-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What Makes a Hero

What Makes a Hero
Author: Elizabeth Svoboda
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101622643
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Release: 2013-08-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An entertaining investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other people Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals? Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting heroic can greatly improve your mental health. She also reveals the concrete things we can do to encourage our most heroic selves to step forward. It’s a common misconception that heroes are heroic just because they’re innately predisposed to be that way. Svoboda shows why it’s not simply a matter of biological hardwiring and how anyone can be a hero if they're committed to developing their heroic potential.

TEDDY SHEEAN VC

TEDDY SHEEAN VC
Author: TOM. LEWIS
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0369364279
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Selfish or Selfless Which One Are You

Selfish or Selfless  Which One Are You
Author: Eric Watterson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781257660247
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Release: 2019
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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The Amish Millionaire Boxed Set

The Amish Millionaire Boxed Set
Author: Jean Brunstetter,Wanda E. Brunstetter
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1634099060
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Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Diamond in the Mud

A Diamond in the Mud
Author: J B Parker
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9798512567975
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Release: 2021-06-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Diamond in the Mud (Short Story) This a story of love, different types of love. Love for God and love for our fellow humans. The enduring love between man and woman. The kind that stands tall and overcomes all trials. Mary is a young, beautiful lady that discovered God and His purpose for her from an early age. She understood God and His ways, learned to trust and love Him at all times. Growing up, she transferred that love for God to other people around her. She always had a willing smile for everyone and went out of her way to talk about God to everyone. She made sure everyone knew God and His infinite love. When Mary meets Tom, a homeless man on her way to the hospital where she works, she is drawn to his presence. No one, not even her best friend Simone, believed it could be the beginning of a love story. Mary perseveres through Tom's initial rejection and tells him of God's true and everlasting love. When both of them eventually fall in love and get engaged, everyone in Mary's life rejects the idea. Not her family members or friends could understand. They waged a war against the couple. But Mary is determined because she has heard from God. No one could change her mind. How will the couple cope with all the rejections thrown their way? What does Tom do with all the pressure? Read this interesting tale of love to find out.

Your Life Isn t for You

Your Life Isn t for You
Author: Seth Adam Smith
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781626562011
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Release: 2014-09-22
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Give Your Life to Live Your Life In this book, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy behind his extraordinarily popular blog post “Marriage Isn't for You”—which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into over twenty languages—and shares how living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of twenty. Reflecting on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath, as well as on the lessons he learned from a difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, and even a story his father read to him as a child, he shares his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others. Your Life Isn't For You was recently named the Gold Medalist for Inspirational Memoir in the 2015 Living Now Book Awards!

Teddy Sheean VC

Teddy Sheean VC
Author: Doctor Tom Lewis
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781922387912
Available:
Release: 2021-03-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No-one will ever know what made him do it. In 1942, 18-year-old Edward “Teddy” Sheean was one of the youngest and most inexperienced sailors on board the the corvette HMAS Armidale. Whilst on operation in the Timor Sea this warship came under heavy attack by Japanese aircraft. Armidale began sinking while swarmed by Japanese aircraft, strafing and bombing the stricken vessel and the crew who were desperately trying to Abandon Ship. The wounded Ordinary Seaman turned back to his gun, an Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannon and strapped himself into the harness. He began firing at the attacking Japanese aircraft, a courageous young man, determined to do his best to save his mates. This selfless act of valour helped save the lives of 49 crew, before Teddy himself went down with the Armidale. No member of the Royal Australian Navy has ever been awarded a Victoria Cross. Teddy’s family and many others took up his case and fought for his recognition. It took more than 70 years for Teddy to becomes the first in Australia’s Naval history to receive this highest award ¬– confirming Teddy Sheean is an Australian hero. Sheean is the 101st VC awarded to an Australian

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780307433848
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Heart Sister

Heart Sister
Author: Michael F. Stewart
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781459824898
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt's world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his sister back together, in spirit. He’s going to track down each organ recipient and film them to show his parents the results of Minnie’s selfless act and help them move on. But when each recipient falls short of his expectations and the star of his film, the girl who received his sister’s heart, refuses to meet him, Emmitt has to turn to extreme measures to find her. What he doesn’t know is that his "heart sister" is hiding an agonizing secret, one that could push Emmitt to the breaking point. Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

Pathological Altruism

Pathological Altruism
Author: Barbara Oakley
Pages: 465
ISBN: 9780199738571
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Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underpin some personality disorders. Hyperempathy - an excess of concern for what others think and how they feel - helps explain popular but poorly defined concepts such as codependency. The contributing authors of this book provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a new field of inquiry. Each author's approach points to one disturbing truth: what we value so much, the altruistic "good" side of human nature, can also have a dark side that we ignore at our peril.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780061965104
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Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

Enough About Me

Enough About Me
Author: Richard Lui
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780310362463
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Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enough About Me equips you with practical tools to find meaning and compassion in even the smallest of everyday choices. What if your path to a more successful, healthy, and satisfying life is actually not about you? When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Richard Lui did something tough. The award-winning news anchor decided to set aside his growing career to care for family. Selflessness, however, did not come easily. So, Richard set out to explore why he struggled. In every decision, big and small, Lui discovered hidden opportunities to put others ahead of himself. Similar to training physical muscles, we must train our decision-making muscles to choose others over ourselves in order to have unexpected smiles and renewed balance in our lives. From a journalist's point of view, he digs into and shares stories from his seven-year "selfless" exploration. Lui shares practical tips, tools, and mnemonics learned along the way to help shift the way we think and live: Selfless decision methods and practices for work, home, relationships, and community Studies and research which show the personal benefits of being selfless A pragmatic debate on whether selflessness is even possible Practical, bite-sized ways to be selfless Entertaining and shareable stories to inspire you to selflessness Lui ultimately shares how small choices toward selflessness are not a compromise, but instead a way to a more satisfying life. Choice by choice, step by step, the path to a more satisfying and fulfilling journey is right here in the people around us.

No Place to Call Home

No Place to Call Home
Author: JJ Bola
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781628728880
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale of love, loss, identity, and belonging, No Place to Call Home tells the story of a family who fled to the United Kingdom from their native Congo to escape the political violence under the dictator, Le Maréchal. The young son Jean starts at a new school and struggles to fit in. An unlikely friendship gets him into a string of sticky situations, eventually leading to a suspension. At home, his parents pressure him to focus on school and get his act together, to behave more like his star-student little sister. As the family tries to integrate in and navigate modern British society while holding on to their roots and culture, they meet Tonton, a womanizer who loves alcohol and parties. Much to Jean's father's dismay, after losing his job, Tonton moves in with them. He introduces the family—via his church where colorful characters congregate—to a familiar community of fellow country-people, making them feel slightly less alone. The family begins to settle, but their current situation unravels and a threat to their future appears, while the fear of uncertainty remains.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0192860925
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Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Unselfish

Unselfish
Author: Paul D. Parkinson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 057815708X
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of 99 inspiring stories of people putting others before themselves.