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By Deepak Chopra. 2015
Deepak Chopra ofrece a sus lectores la inspiradora novela que recrea la vida de Buda un joven heredero que… lo abandona todo para seguir el camino de la iluminaci n The New York Times Bestseller Buda es una figura sin igual en el mundo En este libro Deepak Chopra nos narra la vida de este personaje absolutamente fuera de lo com n que siendo heredero de un gran reino y acostumbrado a vivir entre lujos y caprichos decide abandonar su hogar cuando es todav a muy joven para explorar el mundo Despu s de consagrarse al rezo y a la meditaci n y de ayudar a los pobres y enfermos descubre un d a que su cuerpo y su mente se han liberado de las pasiones terrenales para convertirse en Buda el iluminado Ha alcanzado el nirvana un estado superior de la mente que le permite estar en paz consigo mismo y con el mundo exterior A partir de este momento Buda dedicar su vida a difundirsu doctrina y ense ar el budismo religi n que no deja de sumar adeptos en todo el mundo La cr tica ha opinado Chopra retrata con sencillez el conflicto interno natural que sufre todo aquel que va en busca de la sabidur a espiritual y la transformaci n -Publishers Weekly-
By Virginia Myers. 1995
Everyone dreams of an idyllic life with fulfilling work and quiet retirement. This is exactly what the Reverend John Leffingwell… expected, but his world is turned upside-down when his son is diagnosed with AIDS. The emotional and financial drain of his son's illness leads Rev. Leffingwell to a poor neighborhood in Seattle, where he finds crime, devastation and, most importantly, himself.
By Andy Andrews. 2018
David Ponder is back?and this time, the fate of mankind may be in his hands. With New Bonus Content.This is… humanity’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humankind hurtling toward disaster, far from our original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and that answer is only two words. With time running out, it’s up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to solve the ominous challenge. Readers first encountered David Ponder in the New York Times bestseller The Traveler’s Gift. Now, in The Traveler’s Summit, Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to do.Released in a previous edition as The Final Summit.“Every generation or so, God produces a person who can communicate like no one else. His words are like cool water to a thirsty civilization. Andy Andrews is one of the best I have ever seen.” Zig Ziglar, America’s #1 Motivator and Best-Selling Author
By Linda Hudson-Smith, Stacy Hawkins Adams, Kendra Norman-Bellamy. 2008
LaShun Tillman's many blessings haven't eased her pain at being abandoned as a baby. Fate has given her an opportunity… to reveal to the world that her birth mother, former supermodel Sariah Langston, has an ugly past. But revenge is never simple--and neither is the truth.Aspiring actress Jessica Drake lands a bit part in Broadway diva Diana Edmonds's latest show, only to find that her idol has feet of clay--plus a monumental ego. But their strained relationship is changed utterly when a reporter discovers that Jessica is really the daughter Diana thought had died long ago.Beautiful Sienna St. James has spent her life being pushed into beauty pageants by her domineering, controlling mother, Sable. Now her blossoming relationship with a thoughtful young doctor has inspired her to live her life as she sees fit, even if it means losing everything she's known.
By Rafe Martin, Gene Reeves. 2010
Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the… Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are among the most fascinating and dramatic. In this fun, engaging, and plain-English book, Gene Reeves-the translator of Wisdom's critically acclaimed and bestselling edition of the Lotus Sutra-presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. The Stories of the Lotus Sutra is the perfect companion to Reeve's breathtaking translation of this scriptural masterpiece as well as a thoroughly enjoyable stand-alone volume for those who want to bring the inspiring teachings of the bodhisattva path into their daily lives.
By James Allen. 2015
By Thich Nhat Hanh. 2011
Bestselling author and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh transforms an ancient folktale into a timeless parable of a young woman… who dares to risk her life for her faith. Born to an aristocratic family in rural Vietnam, Kinh Tam's uncommon beauty and intelligence were obvious to all she encountered. From an early age she was drawn to the teachings of Buddha and the rewards of a monastic life, but to please her family she agreed to walk the traditional path of marriage. Throughout her marriage, Kinh Tam's mind was devoted to her husband but her heart never waivered from her true calling. She wanted to be a monk. And yet Buddhism was still new to Vietnam and temples accepted only men for ordination. Making a decision that would forever change her life, Kinh Tam left town, disguised herself as a man, and joined a monastery as a novice. Despite the many challenges of living as a man, Kinh Tam thrived and became a beloved member of the community. Years of profound joy and peace passed until a local woman accuses the novice of fathering her unborn child. Kinh Tam is torn between two impossible choices: keep her secret and endure brutal punishment or reveal the truth that would prove her innocence but put an end to her spiritual path.Facing the unbearable with the boundless heart of Buddha, her choice forever changes her life, her country, and her faith. In spare, elegant prose, Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that we, too, face our own injustices and suffering, and by connecting with love, we can, like Kinh Tam, discover a mind and heart that are peaceful, happy, and free.
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2008
Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful… misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor's stories in Fearless Warriors are a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation of humanity unlike anything else in fiction.
By Lynne Hinton. 2003
Come Back to Hope Springs, Where Friendships Last a Lifetime The women of Hope Springs Community Church have weathered some… pretty fierce storms. Now their friendships are tested again when one of their own is leaving. Join Louise, Jessie, Charlotte, Beatrice, and Margaret for a farewell that Hope Springs will never forget.
By Lynne Hinton. 2001
The townsfolk in Pleasant Cross, North Carolina, carry a healthy suspicion of the three generations of Ivy women. Each Ivy… woman has been blessed with the gift of Knowing, but it's eighteen-year-old Tessa and her unique powers that cause folks to raise their eyebrows. When Rev. Renfrow and his son, Sterling, roll into town with their Airstream trailer and special brand of faith, things will never be the same, as a tragic secret is uncovered and the Ivy women learn the true meaning of kinship and hope.
By Karen Kingsbury. 2007
#1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury tells the heartwrenching story of Cody Gunner, a widower fighting for stability, and the woman… who wants to help him trust again--even when trust is the most terrifying thing of all.Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down's Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies just beyond the clouds.
By Deborah Bedford. 2002
David and Abby Treasure seem to have everything together: a perfect marriage, a perfect son, and a perfect life. But… one simple phone call turns their world upside down. Years ago, David had an affair outside of his marriage, and though he never knew it, the affair produced a daughter. Now his former lover calls with heartbreaking news: his daughter is dying of leukemia. Her only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant-from David or his son. Can David and Abby set aside their betrayal and anger to save a little girl's life? If they can make it through, they may find that their love for one another and their faith in God can be redeemed . . . and grow stronger than ever before.
By Andy Rotman. 2008
Divine Stories is the inaugural volume in a landmark translation series devoted to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism… accessible to modern readers. The stories here, among the first texts to be inscribed by Buddhists, highlight the moral economy of karma, illustrating how gestures of faith, especially offerings, can bring the reward of future happiness and ultimate liberation. Originally contained in the Divyavadana, an enormous compendium of Sanskrit Buddhist narratives from the early Common Era, the stories in this collection express the moral and ethical impulses of Indian Buddhist thought and are a testament to the historical and social power of narrative. Long believed by followers to be the actual words of the Buddha himself, these divine stories are without a doubt some of the most influential stories in the history of Buddhism.
By James Allen. 2015
James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the… self-help movement. His best known work, 'As a Man Thinketh,' has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. This omnibus edition features 18 of his best-loved works, including 'From Poverty to Power,' 'All These Things Added,' 'As a Man Thinketh,' 'Byways of Blessedness,' 'Out from the Heart,' 'Poems of Peace,' 'The Life Triumphant,' 'Morning and Evening Thoughts,' 'The Mastery of Destiny,' 'Above Life's Turmoil,' 'From Passion to Peace,' 'Eight Pillars of Prosperity,' 'Man: King of Mind, Body, and Circumstance,' 'Light on Life's Difficulties,' 'Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success,' 'Meditations for Every Day in the Year,' 'Men and Systems,' and 'The Shining Gateway.'
By Lynne Hinton. 2004
By Jacci Turner. 2017
A week at a retreat becomes a transformational journey of religious renewal for a young Christian suffering a crisis of… the soul in this poignant, illuminating, and spiritually wise teaching novel for fans of Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, and Brene Brown. For her entire life, Amy considered her evangelical Christian upbringing the foundation of her life and beliefs. But when she stands up for her gay best friend, Amy is ostracized and banished from the church she loves—resulting in a crisis of the spirit that causes her to doubt her conservative upbringing in her mid-thirties. Seeing Amy’s pain, a caring friend raises the money to send her on a week-long retreat for contemplative activism, hoping that a few days of quiet reflection will help her rekindle her faith. At the retreat, Amy meets two women her age—teachers who introduce her to new types of prayer—as well as Celeste, a seasoned church leader who takes Amy under her wing and gently shows her new ways to practice her religious beliefs. In the course of just a few days, Amy finds an inspiring and more meaningful view of God—and a new beginning full of hope, compassion, and healing.
By David Guy. 2007
Jake is a Zen master and expert bicycle repairman who fixes flats and teaches meditation out of a shop in… Bar Harbor, Maine. Hank is his long-time student. The aging Jake hopes that Hank will take over teaching for him. But the commitment-phobic Hank doesn't feel up to the job, and Jake is beginning to exhibit behavior that looks suspiciously like Alzheimer's disease. Is a guy with as many "issues" as Hank even capable of being a Zen teacher? And are those paradoxical things Jake keeps doing some kind of koan-like wisdom . . . or just dementia?These and other hard questions confront Hank, Jake, and the colorful cast of characters they meet during a week-long trip to the funky neighborhood of Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As they trek back and forth from bar to restaurant to YMCA to Zen Center to doughnut shop, answers arise--in the usual unexpected ways.
By Sophy Burnham. 2013
The angel appeared in the White House without warning, no blowing of trumpets or rushing of wings. It stood by… the President's bed, radiant, white. Its eyes were pools of love. Its light flooded the bedroom, surrounding and engulfing the President. The angel faded without saying a word, but its appearance forever changed the fate of the world . . . Millions of readers have come to cherish Burnham's glorious A Book of Angels and Angel Letters. Now, in her deeply moving novel, The President's Angel, Burnham weaves the divine grace of angelic apparition into a compelling tale of politics, passion, a spiritual awakening, and the world on the brink of annihilation. Matthew Adams is the popular, vital President of the United States. Wars rage. Drought and famine spawn violence and migrations. Weapons of mass destruction tempt mad generals. Fear and despair clamp a stranglehold on the spiritual life in America. In a world gone mad, the human race sullenly awaits its doom. And then an angel appears to the President. This is the story of what happens when the most powerful man on earth experiences a spiritual enlightenment. His colleagues think he has gone crazy. Some plan a coup. . . . Woven throughout the book are what Burnham calls "commentaries"--the world as seen from the point of view of angels, Christ, or God. A novel about the eternal dualities of salvation and despair, joy and terror, love and brutality. It unfolds in a great, uplifting rush of inspiration. Burnham has heard the laughter of angels and fathomed the dark mysteries of the human heart. In The President's Angel, she gives a work to treasure and to muse on in our minds and hearts.
Once a Peacock, Once an Actress: Twenty-Four Lives of the Bodhisattva from Haribhatta's "Jatakamala"
By Peter Khoroche, Haribhatta. 2017
Written in Kashmir around 400 CE, Haribhatta’s Jåtakamåla is a remarkable example of classical Sanskrit literature in a mixture of… prose and verse that for centuries was known only in its Tibetan translation. But between 1973 and 2004 a large portion of the Sanskrit original was rediscovered in a number of anonymous manuscripts. With this volume Peter Khoroche offers the most complete translation to date, making almost 80 percent of the work available in English. Haribhatta’s Jåtakamålå is a sophisticated and personal adaptation of popular stories, mostly non-Buddhist in origin, all illustrating the future Buddha’s single-minded devotion to the good of all creatures, and his desire, no matter what his incarnation—man, woman, peacock, elephant, merchant, or king—to assist others on the path to nirvana. Haribhatta’s insight into human and animal behavior, his astonishing eye for the details of landscape, and his fine descriptive powers together make this a unique record of everyday life in ancient India as well as a powerful statement of Buddhist ethics. This translation will be a landmark in the study of Buddhism and of the culture of ancient India.
By Richard Paul Evans. 1996
"Of all, clockmakers and morticians should bear the keenest sense of priority-their lives daily spent in observance of the unflagging… procession of time... and the end thereof."-DAVID PARKIN'S DIARY. JANUARY 3, 1901 So begins Timepiece, the unforgettable story of hope and the source of the wisdom MaryAnne Parkin shared with Richard in The Christmas Box. With the help of David Parkin's diary, Richard discovers the mystery of the timepiece and the significance of MaryAnne's request.Nineteen years previous, only eleven days before her death, MaryAnne Parkin had bequeathed a beautiful rose-gold timepiece to my keeping."The day before you give Jenna away," she had said, her voice trembling as she handed me the heirloom, "give this to her for the gift."I was puzzled by her choice of words."Her wedding gift?" I asked.She looked at me sadly, then forced a fragile smile."You will know what I mean."