It Was Me All Along

Author: Andie Mitchell

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0770433243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 8197

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

Miracles at IHOP

Author: Johnny Wong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441560548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 2261

My book entitled "Miracles at I hop," explained my experiences with the international house of prayer at Kansas City, Mo. from January to the end of March, I gained some spiritual healing. the friends I made at Kansas City, was overwhelming, such as my roommates, the Simeon, was some ways liked family to me. Early morning, we had classes together in one of the building. Mostly guest speakers from the house of payer. Our main focus was 24/7 prayer in the prayer room. by one o' clock, shared the same lecture hall, with the FSM classes. There's time, we went on outing, such as feeding the homeless, street evangelist, for example, spreading the good news during the Saint Patrict Day Parade. Whenever someone needed housing or finance support, I hop often came through to assisted us. There's moment where people hurt others by their actions or words, also needed to understand the international house of prayer not considered heaven, just a temporary place, where, individuals get some, either physical emotional pains was healed. "Miracles at I hop wasn't just Johnny Wong miracles, but everybody miracles, women, men, girls and guys who lay hands to prayer over my mental conditions. Whenever anybody go out of their way, either offering me a place to stay, just asking how I am doing, even giving a ride to the supermarket, to FSM classes and to conference was a big help. the Saturday home group, the Metro Church was a great time, having a wonderful meal together, laughing talking with each others. Funny jokes about I hop, not a whole a lot of people, admired New Yorker, Chinese, Boston accent. I hope this book, would be enjoyable for everybody at the international house of prayer. Sincerely, Johnny Wong

Exotic Simplicity

Author: L. Chantay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114615

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

View: 5913

When life strips you bare you realize that the true richness of life lies in the simplicity of being; being free, being in the moment, being in love, and being yourself all while basking in the intricacy of emotions. Exotic Simplicity journeys through all of these purifying acts.

Out of Africa

Author: C. Peter Wagner,Joseph Thompson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441269010

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1111

Nigeria, once a hopelessly beleaguered society, has risen from the ashes and is a spiritually revived nation. One of the main contributors to this book states: "It is safe to say that the Church and effectual prayers have kept our nation from complete anarchy and genocide. The impact of Christianity is evident wherever you go. If you look a little deeper, listen a little closer, you will see and hear the myriad changes that are subtlety transforming our nation into a nation that truly fears the Lord." The miraculous is evident in the church of Nigeria. Out of Africa offers the testimony of numerous Nigerian pastors who are making a difference for God all over the world. Learn from churches who are experiencing a radical move of God.


Author: Terry Crews

Publisher: Zinc Ink

ISBN: 0804178062

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 9310

From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his lifelong quest to become a good man, loving husband, and responsible father. What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them. A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving. Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love. Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others. From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart.

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (空屋與其他靈異故事)

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 24

View: 1810

Algernon Henry Blackwood, (1869 -1951) was an English writer of supernatural fiction. Blackwood was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, a newspaper reporter in New York, and essayist for various periodicals. His works included ten collections of short stories, fourteen novels, children's stories, and several plays. Many of his stories reflect his love of nature and the outdoors. His two best-known stories were "The Willows" and "The Wendigo." Stories in this collection include The empty house -- A haunted island -- A case of eavesdropping -- Keeping his promise -- With intent to steal -- The wood of the dead -- Smith: an episode in a lodging-house -- A suspicious gift -- The strange adventures of a private secretary in New York -- Skeleton Lake: an episode in camp.

Dust on the Sea

Author: Edward L. Beach

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612515452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4108

In 1972, following the huge success of Run Silent, Run Deep, Edward L. Beach's second novel of submarine warfare was published to great acclaim. Like its predecessor, Dust on the Sea was lauded for its authentic portrayal of what it meant to be a submariner during the desperate years of World War II. Tense, dramatic and rich in technical and tactical detail, the book draws on Beach's experience as a submariner in the US Navy to describe the commander and crew of the fictitious USS Eel as they battle overwhelming odds to destroy Japanese ships and save American lives. With no margin for error, the men withstand storms, depth charges and even hand-to-hand combat to defend their boat and themselves. Mistakes, as the title reminds us, result in the debris which serves as a brief grave maker for sunken ships: dust on the sea.

Ocean Pearl

Author: J.C. Burke

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1864714948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5327

The pressure builds for Kia, Georgie, Micki and Ace in the sequel to J.C. Burke’s acclaimed novel Starfish Sisters. 'Starfish who surf together stick together ...' It was Ace who wrote that in Kia, Georgie and Micki's blue booklets on the last day of camp. Yet it's Ace who's ended up ruining everything - ending the Starfish Sisters before they've even begun. The Starfish Sisters should be happy that they're on track to make the Australian Junior Female Surfing Team. But will lies, secrets, fighting - and love - keep them apart?


Author: Sylvia Bennett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450049354

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 171

View: 4452

This second book of the Real Magic series continues to explore the ancient Hermetic Teachings as “A mental art—the art of using consciousness itself as the tool for creating changes in consciousness.” What does the Hermetic axiom “as above, so below” really mean? The relationship between macrocosm (above) and microcosm (below) is the key to the Hermetic Teachings. Macrocosm refers to the Eternal Reality of Light; the realm of God. Microcosm is its reflection; a fragmentation of Light; the world of human existence and human ego. The core of the Hermetic Teachings for centuries has been focused on transforming the fragmented body of Light in human consciousness and uniting below with above.

You Name It

Author: Termicka M. Jackson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450211291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 4147

Che’a Carter has had her share of mixed up relationships, corrupted jobs, and dysfunctional family members. Through it all, Che’a weeds her way to the top to reach her ultimate goal in the Entertainment Industry. On the bumpy road to success, the Author T.M. Jackson has chosen to share her Trials and Tribulations with the world to prove that with Hope & Prayer, you can overcome anything. Che’a realized that no matter who you are or how much money you think you have, you WILL go through a storm. The real question is, how do you get through a storm when there is no rain? Everyone left Che’a alone once she started focusing on her calling. Her friends betrayed her, and her companion was a heartless male chauvinist. Through all the drama, Che’a opens her eyes and starts to take full control of her life and eliminates all of the negative things around her. In the end this roller coasting novel, Che’a inspires and encourages you to stay true to yourself! When in doubt, pull your Bible out!