April 23, 2024

We’re Overdosed

Barry I. Gold examines the causes of the opioid crises and suggests resolutions in his book, We’re Overdosed, taking aim at Big Pharma, but also citing society’s attitude in general— a view that often sees the addicted as pariahs rather than patients requiring care.

Part scientific study, part sociological analysis, this work delves into the […]

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April 23, 2024

Journey of Awakening and Higher Consciousness

A pharmacist and spiritual seeker describes her path to enlightenment in this movingly told self-help book.

As a child, author Jane Kim Yu suffered greatly from a rare sun allergy that caused her skin to bloat, harden, and scale, rendering her immobile every summer. In the worst of her pain, her prayers “to live and […]

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April 23, 2024

Settlement House Girl: Growing Up in the 1950s at North East Neighborhood House, Minneapolis, Minnesota

From 1948 to 1966, Caroline Scheaffer Arnold’s father served as director of the North East Neighborhood House (NENH), a settlement house offering a social center for students and the surrounding community. Here, Arnold recalls those years, encompassing the students, employees, and her friends, while also exploring NENH’s impact on her adult life.

Arnold’s family lived […]

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April 17, 2024

Unveiling 11 Relationship Styles: Secrets Nobody Told You

As the creator of a new “dating and friendship app,” author Ahmad Aljazeeri brings both personal passion and extensive research to this book, an inventory of the different ways couples—primarily, romantic companions, but also close platonic friends—build their connections and spend their time together. It also aims to offer “practical advice, tools, and strategies to […]

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April 16, 2024

My American History

C. Howard Diaz asserts his political opinions while chronicling his life from growing up poor in South Central Los Angeles in the 1940s and ’50s through the ups and downs of his personal and professional life.

Diaz was raised by his divorced mother who emigrated from Mexico with her parents as a child. He enjoyed […]

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April 15, 2024

The Virtue Proposition: Five Virtues That Will Transform Leadership, Team Performance, and You

Author Sig Berg’s leadership development book posits that embodying virtues are what make truly impactful leaders and teams. A nuclear scientist and divinity scholar turned leadership consultant, Berg utilizes the metaphor of a rowing team to exemplify the flow-like results of focusing on virtues over values.

While Berg acknowledges that values are important, he notes […]

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April 10, 2024

The Eye of God

Aeternus Costin’s The Eye of God provides a thoughtful attempt at reconciling a conception of God with scientific orthodoxy.

Costin is an autodidact, not a classically trained philosopher; nonetheless, he’s well-read and his arguments are considered, though still vulnerable to critique. Costin posits that gravity is God. His definition of gravity matches the scientific orthodoxy, […]

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April 10, 2024

You Are His Masterpiece: Hope When Life Throws You a Curve, 2nd Edition

Judith Hewes comforts those who are grieving in this picture-book style message of God’s love for the brokenhearted.

Written to console a devastated mother after her baby was stillborn, Hewes’ message of God as the master designer of our lives aims to bring hope, comfort and peace to those suffering the loss of something precious. […]

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April 9, 2024

The Contentment Dividend: Meditations for Realizing Your True Self

In The Contentment Dividend, Michael Goddart offers 49 insightful short essays on the benefits of finding a unique, ongoing way of quieting the mind’s chatter and accessing the higher self.

In a short Author’s Note at the beginning, Goddart extends a friendly invitation to “engage with the thrilling meaning of life…and your call to inner […]

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April 9, 2024

When to Act and When to Refrain

The letters behind his name—Master American College of Physicians, Fellow Royal College of Physician— barely scratch the surface of Dr. Marvin J. Stone’s illustrious medical career. As he recalls his decades of medical practice, teaching and research, he prefaces this engaging memoir with the hope that readers will be inspired by the successes of the […]

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