This Life I Live

This Life I Live
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780718090128
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Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory. By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story. “My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.” In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability. This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it’s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever. In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day. A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.

This Life I Live

This Life I Live
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0718090195
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Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story she said he was born to write. Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory. By inviting so many into the final months of Joey's life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story. -My life is very ordinary, - says Rory. -On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn't seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context--as part of a larger story--you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.- In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability. This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it's the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever. In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey's story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life's key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls -the long goodbye, - the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day. A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.

Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780785216742
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller Sometimes it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted. Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way. Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith. A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way. As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. “This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”

The Day God Made You

The Day God Made You
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781400223534
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Day God Made You, Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter Rory Feek of Joey+Rory shares a heartfelt message for children about the wonder of the day God made them. Your children or grandchildren will love cuddling up with you to discover how God delighted over each and every detail of their lives and personalities as He created them--from the shape of their eyes to the sound of their laughter. The Day God Made You also reminds young readers that God knew their families, their friends, their tears, their gifts, and even their dreams and hopes from the very beginning. The Day God Made You is a beautiful reminder to all children--including all races, different abilities, and those with special needs--that God created them with purpose and love. And with its gentle words about God's personal care, you and your children will find comfort and affirmation in remembering that God delights in who He created you to be.

The Life I was Meant to Live

The Life I was Meant to Live
Author: Julien Sandrel
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781529406443
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Release: 2020-11-12
Editor: Quercus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The uplifting novel of second chances, family secrets and the pursuit of happiness from the bestselling author of The Book of Wonders. Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw her coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see? Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy... Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life.

And I Don t Want to Live This Life

And I Don t Want to Live This Life
Author: Deborah Spungen
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780307807434
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Release: 2011-10-12
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Honest and moving . . . Her painful tale is engrossing.”—Washington Post Book World For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control—who almost destroyed her parents’ marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.

Life is Good

Life is Good
Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781426215704
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inspiring book of wisdom, life lessons, and self-help from National Geographic celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind the authors’ beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. Following the chronology of their personal and professional journeys, Bert and John share their unique ride—from their scrappy upbringing outside Boston to the unlikely runaway success of their business. The brothers illuminate ten key "superpowers" accessible to us all: openness, courage, simplicity, humor, gratitude, fun, compassion, creativity, authenticity, and love. Their story, illustrated with the company's iconic artwork, shows how to overcome obstacles and embrace opportunities—whether it's growing stronger from rejection, letting your imagination loose, or simplifying your life to focus on what matters most. In these colorful pages, Bert and John's plainspoken insights are paired with inspiring quotations, playful top-ten lists, deeply moving letter from the Life is Good community, and valuable takeaways from tapping the power of optimism to live your best life. Both entertaining and profound, Life is Good: The Book is the ultimate guide to embracing and growing the good in your life.

This Life Is Joy

This Life Is Joy
Author: Roger Teel
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101630587
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Release: 2014-10-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A simple, fun instruction manual for living a more joy-filled, authentic life! By one of the most admired spiritual teachers in the country, this book shows us how every moment, experience, and person can be an opening for our soul. Separated into three easy-to-use parts, this book will: - Tell a fable that puts our spiritual journey into context - Discuss the seven spiritual principles that are universal to the world’s wisdom traditions - Show how nine specific challenges and difficulties (such as fear, illness, and change) can be transformed from stumbling blocks into stepping stones Filled with advice that can come only from a lifetime of practicing these traditions, this book will be an indispensable guide to people who want more from their lives.

The Life She Wished to Live A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings author of The Yearling

The Life She Wished to Live  A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  author of The Yearling
Author: Ann McCutchan
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780393353501
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive and engaging biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the beloved classic The Yearling. Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn—much less one that has become synonymous with Florida literature writ large. Rawlings was a tough, ambitious, and independent woman who refused the conventions of her early-twentieth-century upbringing. Determined to forge a literary career beyond those limitations, she found her voice in the remote, hardscrabble life of Cross Creek, Florida. There, Rawlings purchased a commercial orange grove and discovered a fascinating world out of which to write—and a dialect of the poor, swampland community that the literary world had yet to hear. She employed her sensitive eye, sharp ear for dialogue, and philosophical spirit to bring to life this unknown corner of America in vivid, tender detail, a feat that earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Her accomplishments came at a price: a failed first marriage, financial instability, a contentious libel suit, alcoholism, and physical and emotional upheaval. With intimate access to Rawlings’s correspondence and revealing early writings, Ann McCutchan uncovers a larger-than-life woman who writes passionately and with verve, whose emotions change on a dime, and who drinks to excess, smokes, swears, and even occasionally joins in on an alligator hunt. The Life She Wished to Live paints a lively portrait of Rawlings, her contemporaries—including her legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, and friends Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and the Florida landscape and people that inspired her.

If I Could Sing This Life I Live

If I Could Sing This Life I Live
Author: Vikki Bell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780741437037
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Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Infinity Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Coco affectionately refers to her family as "The Jackals." How will she juggle The Jackals, her man, a wedding, two funerals, and a baby shower, without losing her mind?

The Cow Said Neigh

The Cow Said Neigh
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781400311880
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! Children will laugh out loud when the cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, and the dog wants to be inside like the cat. The Cow Said Neigh! will teach children: Animal sounds with clever rhymes How to celebrate the unique strengths in each of us This delightful book is perfect for: Reading out loud at home or in classrooms Ages 4-8

I Live a Life Like Yours

I Live a Life Like Yours
Author: Jan Grue
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780374600792
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Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A quietly brilliant book that warms slowly in the hands." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times I am not talking about surviving. I am not talking about becoming human, but about how I came to realize that I had always already been human. I am writing about all that I wanted to have, and how I got it. I am writing about what it cost, and how I was able to afford it. Jan Grue was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three. Shifting between specific periods of his life—his youth with his parents and sister in Norway; his years of study in Berkeley, St. Petersburg, and Amsterdam; and his current life as a professor, husband, and father—he intersperses these histories with elegant, astonishingly wise reflections on the world, social structures, disability, loss, relationships, and the body: in short, on what it means to be human. Along the way, Grue moves effortlessly between his own story and those of others, incorporating reflections on philosophy, film, art, and the work of writers from Joan Didion to Michael Foucault. He revives the cold, clinical language of his childhood, drawing from a stack of medical records that first forced the boy who thought of himself as “just Jan” to perceive that his body, and therefore his self, was defined by its defects. I Live a Life Like Yours is a love story. It is rich with loss, sorrow, and joy, and with the details of one life: a girlfriend pushing Grue through the airport and forgetting him next to the baggage claim; schoolmates forming a chain behind his wheelchair on the ice one winter day; his parents writing desperate letters in search of proper treatment for their son; his own young son climbing into his lap as he sits in his wheelchair, only to leap down and run away too quickly to catch. It is a story about accepting one’s own body and limitations, and learning to love life as it is while remaining open to hope and discovery.

The Life You Long For

The Life You Long For
Author: Christy Nockels
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780593192542
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A beloved worship leader and music artist invites women to let go of the striving for control that leaves them exhausted and instead learn to trust God with their deepest dreams and desires"--

Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart
Author: Rachael Lippincott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781534451568
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! Goodreads Choice Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction of 2019 In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

As Long as I Live

As Long as I Live
Author: Aharon Margalit
Pages: 508
ISBN: 1598268724
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Release: 2012
Editor: Feldheim Pub
Language: en

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Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101875339
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly

How Shall I Live My Life

How Shall I Live My Life
Author: Derrick Jensen
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781604860030
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Release: 2008
Editor: PM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging collection of interviews in which Derrick Jensen, the renowned poet, philosopher and ecological activist, discusses the destructive nature of the dominant cultural norms, with 10 people who have devoted their work and lives to undermining it. Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred or Vine Deloria asserting that dreams convey more about the world than science ever can, these thinkers bravely present the many ways resistance can take place.

Get the Life You Love and Live It

Get the Life You Love and Live It
Author: Arvind Devalia
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781905613007
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Release: 2005-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 AMAZON.COM KINDLE BESTSELLER IN "SELF-HELP MOTIVATIONAL" #1 AMAZON.CO.UK KINDLE BESTSELLER IN "SELF-HELP" Make 2014 your BEST Year Ever! You are just minutes away from starting to create the sort of life you always wanted YOU too can Get the Life you Love and Live it A Powerful Guide to Creating and Living the Life you have Always Dreamed of Arvind Devalia guides you through a series of powerful yet simple, proven steps that will help you change your life for the better - forever. This book offers a solid foundation for re-building and re-enforcing even the most fragile of lives. Comprising 25 short chapters covering every element of life's exciting tapestry, you can embrace a realistic plan to improve your life. This is a fun and action-orientated book which requires self-reflection, effort and commitment from you. Get committed to embrace the ideas in this book, reflect and take some action - and your life is guaranteed to change for the better in many ways and in double quick time. Compelling chapters include - Create an Inspiring Vision for your Life, Build up your Self Esteem, Adopt an attitude of Gratitude, Manage your Money, Enjoy the Work you Do, Improve all your Relationships, Attract a Dream Relationship and Have Sunshine all Year Round in your Life. Drawing on examples from Arvind's own life, each chapter is filled with openness, sincerity and substance. This life guide for your pocket is the ideal book for anyone wishing to explore their life potential and anyone wanting to delve into self-development, perhaps for the first time. As Arvind says: - Do not sell yourself short. Do not sell the world short. This is your life - love it, live it. One life, one chance - grab it." ""Get this book! Fresh, fun and extremely user-friendly guide to help you make massive changes in your life. An ideal gift for your friends, family and yourself." " - Tanuja Desai Hidier, best-selling author of "Born Confused." ""Great book...shows how just a few changes can make a HUGE difference! Easy to read and follow, well structured and once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down"" - Kavit Haria, Entrepreneur and International Speaker ""An inspiring, practical, must have companion for your life"" - Mike Southon >, Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Musician and author of the "The Beermat Entrepreneur" ""Arvind has done a thorough job of outlining the steps to your happiness and success." " - Nick Williams, International Speaker and author of various best-selling books, including "The Work We Were Born To Do." "Get the Life you Love and Live it" is the perfect tonic for readers to take their lives to new heights... Arvind encourages readers to start working on their lives from the very first peek into the book. YOU too can Get the Life you Love and Live it You deserve the best and it gets no better than Get the Life you Love"!

I m Going to Live the Life I Sing about in My Song

I m Going to Live the Life I Sing about in My Song
Author: Jen Delos Reyes
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0996112332
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Release: 2016-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781607747314
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.