For the Celtic people of ancient Ireland, the natural world was a continuous prayer. Each mountain held a soul, each river a heart. This ´´Eucharist of nature´´ was living evidence of a divine worldview to which each Celt, as part of the ´´Great Circle´´, belonged. Like the fierce and loving people who beheld it, this sacred vision vanished with the coming of Christianity in the fifth century. Or did it? In The Invisible World, scholar and poet John O´Donohue recovers Celtic spirituality´s original mysteries, sharing practices and beliefs that enrich Ireland and its people to this day. For the Celts all life was sacred, yet they reserved their greatest reverence not for what they could see but for what they could not. Around them they sensed an ´´invisible world´´, the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O´Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves. Alive with loving scholarship and interwoven with prayers and poetry in the Celtic tradition, The Invisible World is an invitation to find freedom from your negativity and return your soul to the grace that is waiting unseen around you at this very moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Donohue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000715/sp_true_000715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number-one New York Times and international best-selling authors of An Invisible Thread comes a heartwarming and inspiring book about the incredible impact that acts of kindness from strangers can have on the world around us. One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an 11-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald´s for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura´s 50th birthday party, Maurice Mayzck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel. Laura´s invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that angels - divine and otherwise - are all around us. After An Invisible Thread was published in 2011, audiences from around the country and world began sharing with Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with strangers have changed their lives. From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a financier who gave a stranger the greatest gift of all, to a teacher who chose a hug over discipline and changed a lost boy´s future - Angels on Earth will introduce a series of remarkable people whose invisible thread stories will move, surprise, and inspire. Angels on Earth sheds light on how each of us can live happier, more purposeful lives through sharing acts of kindness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007656/bk_sans_007656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Instead of looking at what we think autism is, we are going to jump into a whole new arena! Change the way you view and handle autism forever! We will examine the many common misconceptions of autism. I´ll be discussing some of the techniques that I´ve used on my four-year-old autistic son, Justin. He was three years old, about a month before his fourth birthday. I had searched everything I knew how to search, and I found lots of information on defining autism as well as the symptoms of autism. What I couldn´t find was much on how to handle or treat it, other than, ´´Take him to a professional.´´ I totally agree that autistic children need professional therapy and services. For me, what was missing was a way I could work with him one-on-one. A way I could break through the invisible barrier that surrounded him, and draw him out. I learned exactly how to do that with Justin. Through sharing my struggles, failures, and successes, I hope to offer hope to those who are parents or caregivers who have children with autism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Havern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055299/bk_acx0_055299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You know the battle is raging--but are you fighting the right enemy?Just as enemies fought Joshua in the Promised Land, and Nehemiah faced opposition as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, our enemy will fight us as we approach the spiritual terrain God has promised us. Most Christians retreat at the first sign of conflict because they fail to recognize the true nature of the battle. But you can prevail in freedom and joy.Sharing his deeply personal story of demonic bondage, torment and ultimate deliverance, pastor and bestselling author Kris Vallotton turns the idea of spiritual warfare as we know it on its head. He reveals the diabolical lies and strategies of the enemy--attacks and traps so subtle and deceptive that we may find our souls and hearts imprisoned without even knowing it.No more! Now you can win the invisible battle against sin and the enemy. Victory is within your grasp. Will you take hold? It is with great excitement that I recommend this book to you, knowing that fruit will increase until Jesus gets His full reward. --Bill Johnson, author, When Heaven Invades Earth and The Essential Guide to Healing, senior pastor, Bethel Church, Redding, California
When a new breed of social media goes viral, schoolteacher Henry Hubert warns his students to steer clear of the website. Backspaced is unlike anything the world has ever known. The site allows users to rate their peers, anonymously, using review commentary and a star rating system. Rate whomever you like, or dislike, as often as you like, the choice is up to you. Meanwhile, in a bizarre twist of fate, two long-feuding families find themselves sharing a Saint Paul hospital waiting room. With no place to run, they are forced to put their differences aside. Back in their hometown, with two of his students in critical condition, Henry drives to the hospital to show his support. Suddenly, without warning, the city is placed under quarantine. The group in the waiting room soon learns the shocking truth: the quarantine spans the entire planet. ´´Bio-terrorists´´ have poisoned the atmosphere. An invisible, highly-toxic substance is now slowly falling to the earth. The Sixth Great Extinction has begun. The only good news is there is a vaccine to protect some of the population. The bad news is that supplies are woefully inadequate and the government is using technology to decide who will survive. A story as current as tomorrow´s headlines: Backspaced will make you rethink everything you know about social media. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028592/bk_acx0_028592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring audiobook from best selling Pulling Together author, John J. Murphy! Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this audiobook, we cover ten essentials. Every manager, CEO, school administrator and principal should listen to this audio. Leaders are like magnets. Their magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls and attracts or repels. Which type of magnet are you? Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership - the essence of inspiring others. John J. Murphy, author of the best-selling book on teamwork, Pulling Together, follows up this best-seller with a leadership audiobook like no other. Learn the 10 essentials to inspiring others and you will find that not only are you performing better has a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001081/bk_gdan_001081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this life, love is hard to come by, and sharing love with someone should never go unrewarded. Many black women are not afraid to love someone, however they are afraid to love and have it taken for granted. The effects of love gone bad can be life changing because being in a relationship or marriage for years and discover that the person receiving your love is cheating or abusing you can really change your heart. Once again, I bring you women that have loved the wrong man for all the right reasons. They will share with you the beauty of their relationships or marriages and the problems that now imbued their hearts and mind, possibly forever. Some of these women would share with you the signs of problems that were invisible; however, through time they wind up embracing the hurt and reality of giving love and time to men that has destroyed their love and trust. In addition, I am bringing to you the poignant experiences of how love can change a person´s life in ways that can become destructive or instructive to their self-esteem and confidence. These women´s lives are real, and so are their problems loving and wasting time on men who wind up hurting them. Therefore, this book encourages them to continue to love, but in a cautious manner. While the time is changing where people are choosing to have sex without the problem of commitment, my message I convey is that love should continue, and identifying the characteristics in men that will wind up hurting women is my overall agenda. Because I believe that all women and men should find love, and although relationships and marriages end, another love wrapped in friendship should take over where intimate love fail and stabilize hearts with peace and reconciliation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085459/bk_acx0_085459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life. Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn´t believe it was ℜ there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. ´´As long as it isn´t fatal, we´re fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I´ll be right there to push it,´´ he told her. And Ann thought, But I´ll be the one in the wheelchair. A caregiver and helper her whole life, she´d crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn´t be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives. From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances. ´´A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curveball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I´ve had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I´ve met many people along the way who´ve shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I´ve been given hope on this journey.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Romney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002069/bk_aren_002069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.