#ad - Feeling unworthy, albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. As america struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times.
Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story. Have a little faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all.
Moving between their worlds, christian and jewish, african-american and white, impoverished and well-to-do, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.
Although the texts, albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds--and indeed, and histories are different, prayers, between beliefs everywhere. In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. Have a Little Faith: A True Story
#ad - Meanwhile, closer to his current home, albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.
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For One More Day
#ad - This haunts him for years. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. This is the story of charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. It unravels his own young family. By the end of this magical day, charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.
One night, he decides to take his life. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father--and she dies while he is gone. But somewhere between this world and the next, in their hometown, he encounters his mother again, and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he'd had.
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The Time Keeper
#ad - He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours. The Time Keeper
#ad - The man who became Father Time. In mitch albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. And stop the world to do so. Told in albom's signature spare, evocative prose, how they spend it, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, and how precious it truly is.
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The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective
#ad - A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler’s Gift. Orange beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems – marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses.
Fortunately, when things look the darkest – a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up. An elderly man with white hair, wearing blue jeans, of indiscriminate age and race, a white T-shirt and leather flip flops carrying a battered old suitcase, Jones is a unique soul. Communicating what he calls “a little perspective, ” Jones explains that he has been given a gift of noticing things that others miss. The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective
#ad - Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely, ” he says. Don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure…and they matter forever. Jones speaks to that part in everyone that is yearning to understand why things happen and what we can do about it.
Like the traveler’s gift, the Noticer is a unique narrative is a blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Gifted storyteller andy andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.
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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss
#ad - But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments. One phone call. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?In beautiful, which she learned about three days before her wedding, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, and the first year after his death, and surprisingly funny prose, unsentimental, in all its emotional devastation.
That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever. The space between life and death is a moment. Her younger brother harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, cry, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss
#ad - . This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.
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All the Names They Used for God: Stories
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#ad - Sachdeva is seemingly fearless and her talent limitless. Am new york “this phenomenal debut short-story collection is filled with stories that bring the otherworldly to life and examine the strangeness of humanity. Bustle “so rich they read like dreams. Every single story is a standout. Roxane gaynamed one of the best books of the year by npr • refinery29 • bookriot“Fuses science, myth, and imagination into a dark and gorgeous series of questions about our current predicaments.
Anthony doerr, author of all the light we cannot seea dystopian tale about genetically modified septuplets who are struck by a mysterious illness; a love story about a man bewitched by a mermaid; a stirring imagining of the lives of Nigerian schoolgirls in the aftermath of a Boko Haram kidnapping. Like many of us, the characters in this collection are in pursuit of the sublime. All the Names They Used for God: Stories
#ad - Along the way, they must navigate the borderland between salvation and destruction. Named a must-read book by harper’s bazaar • entertainment weekly • am new york and a top read by elle • fast company • the christian science monitor • bustle • shondaland • Popsugar • Refinery29 • Bookish • Newsday • The Millions • Asian American Writers’ Workshop • HelloGiggles“Strange and wonderful.
. Delightfully unexpected. The new york times book review “completing one story is like having lived an entire life, and then being born, breathless, into another.
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Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life
#ad - If i could, i’d send every person reading this a copy myself. In his mid-twenties, jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. Only then would jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing.
An authentic story of the christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways. Jack deere speaks on a vulnerable, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, raw, both around him and within his own soul.Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life
#ad - Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains. Dr. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. John townsend"written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story.
Eric metaxas"raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain.
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The First Phone Call From Heaven: A Novel
#ad - The first phone call from heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.
Readers of the five people you meet in heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.
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Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER
#ad - A gem of a memoir. Writing with uncommon candor, holland supplies not only a page-turner with all the fast-paced immediacy of a TV medical drama but also a fascinating glimpse into the inner lives of doctors who struggle to maintain perspective in a world where sanity is in the eye of the beholder. Praise for weekends at bellevue“an extraordinary insider’s look at the typical days and nights of that most extraordinary place, tenderness, written with a rare combination of toughness, and outrageous humor.
Andrew Weil, M. D. Unforgettable. Holland takes us for a ride through the psych ER that is at once wild and poignant, a ride that leaves deep tracks in even the healthiest of minds. Katrina Firlik, M. D. Author of another day in the Frontal LobeJulie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER
#ad - . For nine eventful years, Dr.
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My Ex-Life: A Novel
#ad - This is the kind of witty, sparkling, sharp novel for which the verb ‘chortle’ was invented. Maureen corrigan, fresh air“mccauley fits neatly alongside Tom Perrotta and Maria Semple in the category of ‘Novelists You’d Most Like to Drive Across the Country With. The new york times book ReviewDavid Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams.
But there’s one broken bit between them that no amount of home renovations will fix. In prose filled with hilarious and heartbreakingly accurate one-liners, family, Stephen McCauley has written a novel that examines how we define home, and love. National bestsellerbest book of the year: npr, shelf awareness“I didn't know how much I needed a laugh until I began reading Stephen McCauley's new novel, My Ex-Life.
And she has two whole months to come up with the money to buy said house from her second husband before their divorce is finalized. She’d just like david’s help organizing college plans for her seventeen-year-old daughter. That would be Mandy. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears, and have thoughts of your own ex-life triggered. My Ex-Life: A Novel
#ad - While she knows she’s smarter than most of the kids in her school, she can’t figure out why she’s making so many incredibly dumb and increasingly dangerous choices?When David flies east, they find themselves living under the same roof one David needs to repair. David and julie pick up exactly where they left off thirty years ago—they’re still best friends who can finish each other’s sentences.
It’s been decades since they’ve spoken, and he’s relieved to hear she’s recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage.
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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven
#ad - It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness.
As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story. The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller the five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven
#ad - Fifteen years ago, the five people you meet in heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.
Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows.
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