Das Buch der Erlaubnis
Author: Renate Daimler
Warum fühlt es sich manchmal so an, als lebten wir nicht unser eigenes, sondern ein fremdbestimmtes Leben? Und was würde uns wirklich glücklich machen? Dieses Buch ist ein Augenöffner für die unbewussten Beschränkungen, die uns früh prägen und oft durchs ganze Leben begleiten: „Ohne Fleiß kein Preis“, „Wer nicht hören will, muss fühlen“, „Zuerst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnügen“ – regelrechte Stoppschilder, die uns davon abhalten, glücklich zu sein. Renate Daimler zeigt eindringlich und sehr persönlich, wie wir uns selbst die Erlaubnis geben, aus eingefahrenen Bahnen auszusteigen, frei zu werden und unser Leben so zu gestalten, wie es für uns gut ist.
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Ro murmurs into my ear. "Don't be afraid, Dol. They're not coming for us." Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear. Because he doesn't know. Not really. Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside with fellow survivor Ro-safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. They're different. They survived. Why? When the government discovers their secret, they are forced to join faint-hearted Tima and charismatic Lucas in captivity. Called the Icon Children, the four are the only humans on Earth immune to the power of the Icons. Torn between brooding Ro and her evolving feelings for Lucas, between a past and a future, Dol's heart has never been more vulnerable. And as tensions escalate, the Icon Children discover that their explosive emotions-which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses-may actually be their greatest strengths. Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers a thrilling novel set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts-in order to save their future.
Government warnings about radiation levels in her hometown (a stone’s throw from Chernobyl) be damned! Baba Dunja is going home. And she’s taking a motley bunch of her former neighbors with her. With strangely misshapen forest fruits to spare and the town largely to themselves, they have pretty much everything they need and they plan to start anew. The terminally ill Petrov passes the time reading love poems in his hammock; Marja takes up with the almost 100-year-old Sidorow; Baba Dunja whiles away her days writing letters to her daughter. Life is beautiful. That is until one day a stranger turns up in the village and once again the little idyllic settlement faces annihilation. From the prodigiously talented Alina Bronsky, this is a return to the iron-willed and infuriatingly misguided older female protagonist that she made famous with her unforgettable Russian matriarch, Rosa Achmetowna, in The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine. Here she tells the story of a post-meltdown settlement, and of an unusual woman, Baba Dunja, who, late in life, finds her version of paradise.
The Wolves of Winter
Author: Tyrell Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path. Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined. Simultaneously a heartbreakingly sympathetic portrait of a young woman searching for the answer to who she is meant to be and a frightening vision of a merciless new world in which desperation rules, The Wolves of Winter is enveloping, propulsive, and poignant.
After Ever Happy
Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The romance between Tessa and Harry continues as forces try to tear them apart. By the author of After Ever Happy and After We Fell. Original.
Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.
Loving What Is
Author: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”
A Mind at Home with Itself
Author: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katie’s most anticipated work since Loving What Is We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work since Loving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy. In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called “The Work.” Byron Katie doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death. In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.
Twist Me (Twist Me #1)
Author: Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
Book 1 in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Trilogy Kidnapped. Taken to a private island. I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely. Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty. My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him—a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in. My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.
Author: Lauren Rowe
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
For fans of Helen Hardt and J. Kenner: A playboy businessman falls for annonynmous intake agent of an exclusive club.
$10.95 cloth hardcover · 1-58685-190-X 5 x 7 in, 112 pp, Rights: W, Self-Help Originally published by the author in 1972, the underground classic Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment teaches how to improve the quality of life, to feel good, and to determine what's real. Golas leads the reader down the path toward enlightenment with simple steps, like memorizing key phrases and incorporating them into daily life and thought. Think of how much better your life might be if you reminded yourself to "love as much as you can from wherever you are" or "love it the way it is." This classic book is full of useful tips on how to live a more conscious life and to be an engaged and aware member of the universal community. "While we have humility and pride enough to act on the knowledge that we exist in an infinite harmony, that we are neither greater nor lesser than any others, we can enjoy exquisite spiritual wealth and pleasures. When you love yourself, you are in truth expanding in love into many other things. And the more loving you are, the more loving the beings within and around you. On all levels we are mutually dependent vibrations. Play a happy tune and happy dancers will join your trip." - From The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment After serving in World War II, author Thaddeus Golas graduated from Columbia College in New York. He later moved to San Francisco, where he became involved in the activism and spiritual quests of the 1960s. He was an editor of Redbook magazine and a book representative for publisher Harper and Row.
Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Playing for Real
Author: O. Fred Donaldson Ph D
This book challenges the most basic of human certainties that fear and aggression are normal, natural, and necessary. We all "know" that the world is a series of contests governed by the fixed and natural laws of survival. Our fear based approach to life"dead wrong." In Playing For Real I argue that we have a choice that makes real peace possible. This is a provocative and revolutionary thesis. Playing For Real is a pioneering book, doing what humans have assumed cannot be done--it demonstrates not only that we can choose love over fear, this much alone would be a profound advancement for human beings, but it is not enough. What makes Playing For Real a truly original book is that it goes beyond being a conceptual leap to presenting an innovative, universal, and tangible practice to achieve peace. By making the choice for peace readily accessible Playing For Real changes everything. This book is a subversive invitation to re-play our lives. I present an ambitious game plan and in doing so radically transform how we play the game of life. Playing For Real proposes a profound and until now unheeded cry for a paradigm shift from a contest world of "won" to a playful world of "one." In pressing the replay button we activate the transformative energies necessary to reconnect with our original sense of belonging to all life and in so doing make conflict obsolete. The book demonstrates that: (1)our contest model of life is a dead-end; (2)an innovative and universal code of peace is encrypted in the original play of life; (3)a paradigm shift based not on surviving but on thriving is required to access this code;(4)this code of peace is child's play. There it is, clear and simple. Peace is child's play. I know it seems absurd. But hold off on your judgments. Playing For Real is a "How-To-Be-So- Play-Will-Happen-With-You" book. Children and animals have invited me to play by heart. Their energy, trust, love, and touch have performed a kind of graceful triage, remaking my brain/mind, heart, body, and spirit. They have made me more real. Their lessons must be experienced to be realized. Children's gifts do not try to coax peace out of war, rather they mentor the skills of giving and receiving love anew each day without hiding in the refuge of fear. This book is about the choice to disengage and replace the contests of our lives and make our human existence the sacrament it is meant to be Make no mistake to play in our world of endless and fearful contests requires courage, the astonishing and hopeful thing is that no matter how harsh and violent are children's lives childhood's dream remains a taproot whose growth is as indestructible as the heart of the child within whom it is hidden.
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Miracles Now by New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein will help readers clear stress and find peace - even if they only have a minute to spare. Bernstein knows that most of us don't have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation to dissolve our anxiety, so she has hand-picked 108 techniques to combat our most common problems - from fear and anxiety to burnout and fatigue. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Bernstein offers up spirit-based principles, meditations and practical, do-them-in-the-moment tools to help readers burst through blocks to live with more ease. She breaks down each technique Spirit Junkie style - with meditations, assessment questions, and step-by-step guidance - while incorporating lessons from A Course in Miracles. As readers benefit from the techniques they'll be able to share them.
Author: Rosmarie Gehriger
Publisher: Karin Fischer Verlag