Description : When encountering the difficulties and obstacles of life, it is a comfort and blessing to be assured of God’s desire to strengthen and equip His children. With quotes from carefully selected writers, real-life accounts of people who have demonstrated inner strength, and key Scripture memory verses, this Bible study will encourage you to depend upon the strength of the Holy Spirit to commit, wait, seek, pray, serve, and persevere throughout your life. Best accompanied by the eleven-week Bible study DVD.
Description : Omartian offers guidance on how to pray for oneself and for others. In this book of faith and courage, she teaches women how to become closer to God through prayer.
Description : Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's invisible hand writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther's story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength?attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer, and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes. Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves the ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but also into how the qualities that formed and empowered her can be ours. Esther is the second volume of Charles Swindoll's best-selling series, which examines great lives from God's Word and reveals the strengths and weaknesses that make God's men and women both great . . . and human. Many of the most beloved biblical heroes were ordinary folks. Shepherds. Fishermen. Servants. Widows. Even harlots and petty thieves. One by one, they changed the course of history. Swindoll explains that these men and women did not become great in their own strength but were empowered by God when they surrendered their lives to Him. To live such a life that God considers great is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.
Description : Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age. Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
Description : Your Strong Will Is God’s Will! As a strong-willed woman, you meet the world head-on, undeterred by those who say something can’t be done. When applied in the right ways, your God-given passion produces clear-eyed purpose, deep compassion, and a bold spirit that can change the world. But sometimes your determination leads to misunderstandings and fractured relationships. Cynthia Tobias knows firsthand the positive potential of a strong will channeled appropriately. In A Woman of Strength and Purpose, she offers practical strategies for applying your confidence and drive to enrich your friendships, career, ministry, marriage, and parenting. You’ll also hear from hundreds of other women who share your strong will and the desire to use it for God. You don’t need to silence your strengths. Instead, let God use them to impact your world for good.
Description : Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Contains an introduction by Thomas Pynchon, as well as an accompanying appendix and explanatory footnotes.
Description : In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense! It's tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and they have much more of the hormone necessary to build muscle: natural testosterone. Muscles need to be strengthened to achieve a lean, healthy look. Properly conditioned muscles increase metabolism and promote weight loss -- it's that simple. The program demands that women put down the "Barbie" weights, step away from the treadmill and begin a strength and conditioning regime for the natural athlete in every woman. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will change the way women see fitness, nutrition and their own bodies.
Description : Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King. 'She has a great capacity for love, to give, and receive it' Margaret Busby
Description : In full-color anatomical drawings by the author, this guide shows each exercise while it's being performed, revealing exactly which muscles are being used. Exercises for toning the buttocks, abs, legs, and back are featured. 380 illustrations.
Description : Provides illustrations, photographs, and step-by-step instructions for exercises and programs for strength, power, bodybuilding, shaping and toning, and sport-specific training.
Description : INDEX CHAPTER I. SISTERS CHAPTER II. SHORTLANDS CHAPTER III. CLASS-ROOM CHAPTER IV. DIVER CHAPTER V. IN THE TRAIN CHAPTER VI. CREME DE MENTHE CHAPTER VII. FETISH CHAPTER VIII. BREADALBY CHAPTER IX. COAL-DUST CHAPTER X. SKETCH-BOOK CHAPTER XI. AN ISLAND CHAPTER XII. CARPETING CHAPTER XIII. MINO CHAPTER XIV. WATER-PARTY CHAPTER XV. SUNDAY EVENING CHAPTER XVI. MAN TO MAN CHAPTER XVII. THE INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE CHAPTER XVIII. RABBIT CHAPTER XIX. MOONY CHAPTER XX. GLADIATORIAL CHAPTER XXI. THRESHOLD CHAPTER XXII. WOMAN TO WOMAN CHAPTER XXIII. EXCURSE CHAPTER XXIV. DEATH AND LOVE CHAPTER XXV. MARRIAGE OR NOT CHAPTER XXVI. A CHAIR CHAPTER XXVII. FLITTING CHAPTER XXVIII. GUDRUN IN THE POMPADOUR CHAPTER XXIX. CONTINENTAL CHAPTER XXX. SNOWED UP CHAPTER XXXI. EXEUNT
Description : Self-acceptance is recognized in diverse schools of Christian and Eastern theology as well as in various schools of counseling and psychotherapy (e.g., Humanistic, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy) as a major contributor to mental health, life satisfaction and wellness. A review of the professional literature reveals there is no text that spells out how different theologies, theories of personality and approaches to counseling and therapy conceptualize self-acceptance and how this concept is interrelated to other aspects and constructs of spirituality and psychological functioning (e.g., flexibility, mindfulness). Additionally, the field of positive psychology, which studies the character strengths and virtues that help individuals to experience well-being and to flourish, has largely ignored the concept of self-acceptance.
Description : This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence. Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe. Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.
Description : Women lead the way when it comes to group exercise. Hips, thighs, butt, triceps and abs are just some of the body parts focused on. Boot Camp for Women is full of natural complete body exercises and includes dumbbell, Swiss ball and resistance band exercises. Workout plans, sample food and fitness journal, the role of women in combat, world records and life values are a part as well.
Description : After decades of preaching, teaching, and counseling, influential Christian leader A.R. Bernard reveals the four qualities women want in a man—qualities that make for a satisfying and happy relationship. As a longtime pastor of a big-city church, A.R. Bernard has witnessed couples in every stage of life. He’s been with them as they experienced dizzying joys, unspeakable tragedies, and everything in between. As men and women have come to Bernard for spiritual counseling and advice, he’s learned patterns of behavior that are repeated time and again. After almost four decades of preaching, teaching, and counseling, he’s seen that while every situation is unique, people’s behaviors and consequences are amazingly consistent. With this in mind, Bernard has developed a simple system for understanding how couples relate to each other. Maturity, decisiveness, consistency, and strength—these are the four things women want and need most from a man. In his book, Bernard teaches readers how to identify and cultivate these traits toward a happy and long-lasting relationship—one built to weather any storm.
Description : Best-selling author Frederic Delavier brings his singular style to active women serious about slimming, toning, and shaping their bodies. "Delavier's Sculpting Anatomy for Women: Core, Butt, and Legs" helps women eliminate love handles and reduce cellulite through more than 75 exercises, 120 full-color photos, and 125 distinctive illustrations.
Description : Personable and sassy, Michelle McKinney Hammond invites women on a lively journey through the wisdom of Proverbs 31. Readers will discover practical insights and godly advice based on biblical truths and real-life experiences. Packed with interactive checklists and intriguing questions, A Woman's Gotta Do What a Woman's Gotta Do gives readers opportunities to explore who they are, where they're going, and who they're influencing: Do you react first and think later? When it comes to family and friends, how faithful are you? How discerning are you about when to speak and when to be silent? Are you someone people approach for godly advice? When you give opinions and advice, what are they based on? Michelle's candor and enthusiasm offer women encouragement and help for making godly decisions and living dynamically for Christ every day. Rerelease of The Sassy Girl's Checklist for Living, Loving, and Overcoming
Description : PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 In 1993, twenty-four year old Piper Kerman was at the Brussels airport, waiting for her suitcase after arriving from Chicago via Paris. She was dressed like a fashionable businesswoman, but was nervous because $10,000 that belonged to a West African drug lord was hidden in her suitcase. It arrived on a later flight. She dashed out of the airport, accidentally skipping a stop in Customs. Kerman had graduated from Smith College. Though she came from a Boston family of high achievers, doctors and lawyers, she majored in theater. Most of her friends got real jobs. She had no plan, though, and ended up waitressing in Northampton. She hung out with a crowd of similarly situated young people, having affairs with lovers of both sexes, dressing in black, and getting tattoos. During this time, Piper began an affair with a lesbian neighbor, Nora Jansen. Nora was a drug smuggler, transporting cash and heroin for a West African drug lord named Alaji. He also happened to be her sister, Hester’s, boyfriend. One day, Nora came home with a suitcase full of cash and a new Mazda Miata convertible. Piper enjoyed the perks of Nora’s lifestyle, but the drug activity made her nervous. When a friend decided to move to San Francisco, Piper saw it as a way out of her relationship with Nora. However, Nora suggested they move in together there. Not only did Piper stay with Nora, she used Nora’s cover story to explain the move to her family. Nora’s story was that she and a friend, Jack, were starting a magazine, so Piper told her family she would be working for the magazine in San Francisco...
Description : Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.
Description : A noted pastor and author of the best-selling Woman, Thou Art Loosed! shares a message of hope and faith that empowers women to restore their relationships--with themselves, their men, and God--without the repercussions of the past. Reprint.
Description : For many women, the Proverbs 31 woman is too perfect. But in reality, she is an ordinary woman who made herself available to an extraordinary God--and became a tremendous blessing to everyone around her. "Discovering the Treasures of a Godly Woman" reveals how women can let God work through them by... discerning the true priorities in life cultivating character qualities valued by family and friends pursuing excellence in all they do It "is" possible for a woman to make the treasures of the Proverbs 31 woman real in her life--and become the woman God designed her to be!
Description : The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark is a nonfiction book that explains how women can embrace the latest science of aging to live more fully in optimal health and emotional well-being. Diaz is clear: This is not an anti-aging tome. In the era of injectable plastic surgery and youth obsession, the media creates a cloud of secrecy and shame around age, which Diaz dispels with a historical, cultural, and scientific perspective on growing old. The year before she turned 40, an interviewer asked Diaz if she was apprehensive about her upcoming birthday, implying that her career faced a steep decline because of her age. This question led Diaz to realize the need for a cultural shift in the way women think about growing older. Perspectives on age and aging are historical. In 1850, the average life expectancy for a woman in the United States was 40 years old. Today, it’s 80… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Longevity Book · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.