Description : The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide... A daughter Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others...Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of. A son Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. A life built on lies As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it's too late?
Description : Discover this engrossing and emotional story of sisters and secrets from New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that’s where the sisters’ similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents’ murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman’s victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker. After a devastating hurricane hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to join them in the relief effort. To please her husband, Maya finally agrees. She loses herself in the care and transport of victims, but when her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there appear to be no survivors. Forced to accept Maya is gone, Rebecca and Adam turn to one another—first for comfort, then in passion—unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she’s not certain she can trust. Away from the sister who has always been there to save her, now Maya must find the courage to save herself—unaware that the life she knew has changed forever. Originally published in 2010
Description : If you are a fan of history, you will love this book. The stories it contains are fascinating but somehow do not make it into the traditional classroom. Without this book, many of these stories would remain buried and our true history would be lost forever. From the days of slavery through to today, things are not the way we have learned. If you are a conspiracy theorist, you will also love this book. While all the stories are true and provable, many will have the intrigue and excitement of the best conspiracy theories. There are many reasons why history is lost, forgotten, or buried. Often the political nature of contemporary events requires a less than truthful narrative in order to meet the political demands of each particular time era. The narrative is passed on long enough that it is accepted as the fact. Digging a little deeper, though, will expose the real truth. Some stories are so sensitive that the government withholds the official documentation of the history. Much of this information is released later, but often goes unnoticed. Some is never released. In times of war, the winning side writes history. Sometimes that history is not entirely truthful. Looking at the entire picture requires accepting that the losing side also has a story, a history that needs to be told. No matter how learned you are, I guarantee this book will surprise and delight your mind and expose you to realities. Welcome to the "Real History, and the Lies We Were Told." Be sure to look for the entire series. 1. Science and Technology, 2. Culture and Society. 3. Military and Government
Description : This newly repackaged edition examines the lies people tell themselves that damage emotional health, relationships, and spiritual life. Psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman guides the reader through part one that identifies the different areas of self-lies, religious lies, marital lies, distortion lies, and worldly lies. Part Two delves into the issues of what is truth, and Part Three deals with how to live the truth, ultimately revealing the freedom that can only come from one thing-believing and telling themselves the truth. An extremely easy-to-follow guide filled with comprehensive workbook exercises, this edition is a way to help people experience the emotional health, intimate relationships, and spiritual fulfillment they are seeking. Previous editions: 0-8407-3192-2 and 07852-7343-3
Description : “Self-loathing is a dark land studded with booby traps. Fumbling through its dark underbrush, we cannot see what our trouble actually is: that we are mistaken about ourselves. That we were told lies long ago that we, in love and loyalty and fear, believed. Will we believe ourselves to death?” —from Unworthy As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies. Drawing on extensive research, enlightening interviews, and her own poignant experiences, Rufus considers the question: What personal, societal, biological, and historical factors coalesced to spark this secret epidemic, and what can be done to put a stop to it? She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.
Description : There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.
Description : Iranian submarines launch missiles at the United States. How could this happen? By spring of 2010, Israel’s government has grown anxious about the extent of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. At the same time, Jibril Atwan, advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran, is developing plans to convert Iranian land-based missiles into weapons capable of carrying nuclear armed warheads, missiles that can be deployed from submarines. The President of the United States confronts Israel after a covert team on their payroll, is detected infiltrating into Iran, by an American nuclear submarine operating off the coast of Iran. Secret U.S. war preparations begin. Kilo submarines make contact with Iran, confirming they are heading to launch against the United States and Israel. Two Kilos are cruising towards each US coastline; a fifth will take up position off the coast of Israel. No target information is designated in their messages. But the U.S. and Israel both know that the Kilos are coming – and that they are targets. The task: to locate five Kilo Submarines and terminate or force them to surface and surrender.
Description : Growing a Courageous Heart is a Christ-centered curriculum for women in recovery for all types of eating disorders. It provides clear definitions of eating disorders and explores the physical damage they cause, their protective denial systems, their root causes, and their cognitive processes. It also explores, emotional, relational and spiritual damage caused by eating disorders and provides practical tools for overcoming them. The curriculum could be used in support groups or in one-one therapy sessions. Even those who struggle with disordered eating patterns and body image problems would also benefit from studying this material. This curriculum will help eating disorder survivors grow in their relationship with God and with others as they courageously face fears concerning food, relationships, life, and body image. Itll help remove the shame of having eating disorders as women learn to depend on God for healing in this area of their lives. Growing a Courageous Heart is packed with incredible material to assist those suffering with disordered eating. Wendy addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual struggles that people face daily. While Growing a Courageous Heart is user friendly, it addresses the deeper complexities unique to eating disorders. Many of my clients have successfully worked through the book, some individually and others in a group setting. I highly recommend Wendys book for those needing help to overcome disordered eating patterns. Nancy Keller, MFT Wendy Mahill has created another great tool for healing. Just like Growing A Passionate Heart for sexual abuse, Growing A Courageous Heart for eating disorders is thorough, grace-filled, and a giant step on the road to healing and living free. Steve Arterburn Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries Founder of the Women of Faith Conferences