Blog tour~Julie K. Nelson with the book Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 tips for surviving parenthood

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Julie Nelson with the book Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 tips for surviving parenthood.

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Get the parenting results you want without stepping into the battle zone. Popular radio personality, university professor, author, and TV expert Julie K. Nelson combines her professional expertise with her personal experience as a mom of five in this book. Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this must-read will help you enforce rules without manipulation or coercion and addresses a wide variety of essential parenting topics.

 

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Plain Sight (March 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462116329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462116324

 

 

Buy links: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Real-Grab-Plunger-Parenthood/dp/1462116329/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428791873&sr=1-1&keywords=Keep+it+Real+and+GRab+a+plunger

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/keep-it-real-and-grab-a-plunger-julie-nelson/1120112501?ean=978146211

Book trailer that was just recently produced? It’s great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CaEn7lGGo

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Meet Julie K. Nelson…


Julie K. Nelson is a wife and mother of five children, raising them in Illinois and now Utah. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Utah State University in marriage, family and human development. Her scholarly research and creative writing have been published in journals and anthologies, and she has won numerous state and national awards for her writing. Julie has enjoyed teaching children in public and private schools and currently teaches at Utah Valley University.

Website: www.aspoonfulofparenting.com

Facebook: http://aspoonfulofparenting.com/publications/keep-it-real-and-grab-a-plunger-25-tips-for-surviving-parenthood/?share=facebook&nb=1

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MY THOUGHTS:

Is was an entertaining as well as informative, funny and educational book. While, my children are grown…Parents! Is is a great resource book!

Filled with insight, resources to help enrich yours and your children’s lives. An informative, entertaining, and enjoyable read! A wonderful “self-help” book, packed full of knowledge, insight, information and a gem of a book. New and young parents, this would be a very helpful book, one in which, the reader, learns so much, it is unbelievable, how much information the author packed into this amazing book. Easy to read, with funny insights from the author’s own experience as a parent. I would recommend to both new and young parents. Enjoyable! Well written!

*Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More**

Rating: 5

Heat rating: N/A

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

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HUNGRY: FEED YOUR SOUL~GIVEAWAY~ STEPHANIE HAMILTON….

ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY!!

STEPHANIE HAMILTON

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~HUNGRY: FEED YOUR SOUL~

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BIO STEPHANIE HAMILTON

 

About the Author…..

 

Stephanie Hamilton has lived as an expat for the past seventeen years. Mother of three, and the Creative Visionary behind her brand Nektar, she is a published author, featured photographer, and Spiritual and Life Alignment Coach. Stephanie is also an Aura-Soma® Color Practitioner, having had great success with her Soulmap program using the energies to color, sound, and vibrational energy to help her clients unlock peace, passion, and purpose in their lives. Stephanie is active in creating awareness for equality and inclusion in society through the stories of children with Special Needs. Stephanie has supported several charities through her businesses including AAO in Sierra Leone and Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam.

 

For more inspiration and to learn more about Stephanie, visit http://www.nektar.ae

CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE AT:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephNektar

Linked: http://ae.linkedin.com/pub/stephanie-hamilton/47/11a/2b2

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/StephNektar/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NektarLifestyle

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A SPECIAL NOTE:

I am inspired to share my book particularly at this time as part proceeds go to support a charity close to my heart in Sierra Leone.  All As One saves the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Currently, they are being evicted from their orphanage, and funds are critical to build a new orphanage.  Sales from my book can help this dream come true.

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Praise for “Hungry: Feed Your Soul”:

“Hungry”-Feed Your Soul is a book of awakening, inspiration, and truth.The hint of smoke that lingers when a candle is extinguished, the tiny wrinkles on a baby’s forehead, the grit of the earth as it lingers on our fingertips after a hard day’s work.We have been conditioned in our society to crave. We are the acquisitionists of all time, in a time where we also ask ourselves “What is the greater purpose of life?”.

 

 There is a wildfire of awakening spreading with great ambition, and the message is simple.

 “Hungry-Feed Your Soul” aims to create a new mindset of awareness, forgiveness, and love.

“Heart” provoking, it will leave you wanting more.

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 Hungry: Feed Your SoulHUNGRY: FEED YOUR SOUL

 Stephanie Hamilton

 

Publisher: BalboaPress

 

Published Date: February 25, 2013

 

ISBN-10: 1452564396

 

ISBN-13: 978-1452564395

 

 

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION (FROM AMAZON)

 

Hungry is a photographic essay highlighting the power of simplicity, awareness, and love. It was inspired by a series of photographs taken over a period of awakening and growth for the author. The majority of this book was “channeled” while walking through the pristine nature of New Zealand, tapped out on an iPhone to inspire, and to be inspired.


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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~ Hungry: Feed Your Soul

(Sponsored by the author)


Thanks to Stephanie, we are offering 4, yes 4, lucky commenters a chance to win a PDF digital copy of “Hungry: Feed Your Soul”. Giveaway will run from September 6 until September 13, 2013. Open to one and all!

**You MUST leave a comment for a chance to win. Please leave a valid email address with your comment**

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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~My Thoughts~

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/09/02/hungry-feed-your-soul-by-stephanie-hamilton/

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Please stop and smell the roses! And spread the word!!

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~REVIEW AND SPOTLIGHT ON~JUST THE LITTLE THINGS BY NANCY VU….

MBA&M AND PENGUIN BOOKS PRESENTS….

REVIEW AND SPOTLIGHT

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JUST THE LITTLE THINGS: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES BY NANCY VU

Just Little Things

Seeing a baby yawn

Drawing on a foggy window

Finding a curly fry mixed in with your regular fries

These and 247 other little things that make everyday life a joy are collected in this delightful, surprising, and heartfelt book. Based on the popular website, this book will strike a chord in anyone who is open to celebrating the little moments of greatness all around us.

ISBN 9780399162978 | 256 pages | 07 May 2013 | Perigee | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 – AND UP
Paperback $15.00

   

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MY THOUGHTS:

JUST THE LITTLE THINGS: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES by Nancy Vu
is an interesting Self-help. What a delightful book filled with quirky tidbits of everyday life. It is packed full of little bits of joy. What a wonderful way to start or end your day. Motivational as well as heartfelt. A must for anyone who enjoys a quick read,with inspirational tidbits. It is “Just the Little Things” that can make us happy,and fill our lives with so much pleasures. Well done, Nancy! What is left to say, a great little book,well  written with insight and simple to read,even a child would enjoy. Simple thoughts and messages. I enjoyed this little book and have re-read it often since receiving it to review. Thank you,Penguin and Nancy! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: NONE(SELF-HELP/MOTIVATIONAL)

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT~LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT~AUTHOR JORDAN MAYLEA RAMIREZ….

 

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Join Jordan Maylea Ramirez, author of the self-help book, Lifetime of Achievement, as she tours the blogosphere March 4 – April 26!

 

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Lifetime-of-Achievement-187x300ABOUT LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

There are too many people going through life content with mediocrity.  People going to jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. People who are dreading Monday, looking forward to hump day and praying for Friday; and let’s not even talk about those two weeks of paid vacation… those are gold!

 

How long have we been this way? Is this really what life is all about? I don’t believe we were created to be content with a mediocre lifestyle we never wanted in the first place. What happened to being a rock star, an astronaut, or an actor? What happened to the hopes and dreams we each had as children? Perhaps, over time, our dreams have changed… but our propensity for dreaming is still inside us.

 

Lifetime of Achievement outlines seven goal-setting strategies to help get you from where you are to where you want to be. In its chapters you will find knowledge from some of the worlds most popular personal development masterpieces, taken down to a level that is easy to read and simple to understand.

 

Learn the steps to discovering who you truly are, creating goals in perfect alignment with that discovery and implementing an action plan that, when followed, has been proven to produce results. Learn how to conquer fear, to activate the powers of the human mind and discover two of the most important factors shared by virtually every successful individual throughout history.

 

This book takes proven strategies and puts them into an easy-to-read, easy-to-implement format that can be read in as little as a few hours. Discover the steps, put them to work, and become prepared for a Lifetime of Achievement!

 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

 

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Jordan-Maylea-Ramirez-2-226x300ABOUT JORDAN MAYLEA RAMIREZ

 

Jordan lives with her husband Robert in Lubbock, Texas with their 3 dogs and two horses. Because both her parents have always been self-employed, she had an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age and began her first business at the age of 17. It was at that time that she first became fascinated with the subject of personal development and the impact a personal education can have on a person’s life. She grew up riding horses and competing in Dressage shows all across Texas and New Mexico. The sport continues to be one of the primary passions in her life and if she is not working or spending time with her family you can usually find her at the barn. Jordan has two younger siblings, Clayton and Paige, whom she is very close to, and she greatly enjoys spending time with her family. She and Robert enjoy entertaining friends at their home (especially during football season – Go Red Raiders!) and they love to travel the world and experience new countries and cultures together.

 

Her latest book is Lifetime of Achievement.

 

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK

 

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Lifetime of Achievement Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule:

Friday, April 12 – Guest Blogging at As the Pages Turn

 

Monday, April 15 – Interview at Between the Covers

 

Tuesday, April 16 – Book Spotlight at My Book Addiction and More

 

Wednesday, April 17 – Interview at Beyond the Books

 

Thursday, April 18 – First Chapter Review at The Book Connection

 

Friday, April 19 – Book Spotlight at American Chronicle

 

Thursday, April 25 – Book Spotlight at The Self-Taught Cook

Friday, April 26 – Book Review at The True Book Addict

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~Another great “Book Spotlight”~

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Check out “My Thoughts” on this title:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/03/28/lifetime-of-achievement-7-goal-setting-strategies-that-work-by-jordan-maylea-ramirez/

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~Thanks everyone~

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY: MY BIG BOTTOM BLESSING by Teasi Cannon

WORTHY PUBLISHING AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PROUDLY PRESENTS A BOOK SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY…..

 Teasi Cannon

Teasi Cannon Teasi Cannon has an M.A. in pastoral counseling. She is a teacher and conference leader based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and three children.  Learn more at TeasiCannon.com, and on Twitter: @TeasiCannon.
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MY BIG BOTTOM BLESSING: HOW HATING MY BODY LED TO LOVING MY LIFE

Tessi Cannon

 

www.TessiCannon.com

Genre: Religion/Christian Life/Women

Source: Received for an honest review from Worthy Publishing

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617950769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617950766

Book Description (from  Amazon)

Publication Date: May 8, 2012
The media feeds us distorted images of beauty and what an “ideal woman” should look like. In My Big Bottom Blessing, author Teasi Cannon offers a way out of distorted body images and the pain of self-rejection.  She says, “My obsession with fat and failure robbed me of a lot of the good in my life.  I have been miraculously set free from the lie that being thin equals being beautiful.”

My Big Bottom Blessing offers Teasi’s story–and real-life solutions for the millions of women who struggle with poor self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy and rejection.  Whatever it is that you despise most about yourself (it doesn’t have to be weight) can become the catalyst for serious life change. Teasi’ story proves that emotional pain can be healed and self-confidence found from knowing that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

My Big Bottom Blessingis a joyful, compassionate, and wise guide from someone who knows the power of exchanging the way we look with a new way of seeing.

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**GIVEAWAY ALERT**
*Sponsored by the publisher*
We are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “My Big Bottom Blessing: How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life” by Tessi Cannon. Sorry, Open to U.S. residents only! No P.O. Boxes,please.Giveaway will run from today July 18 until July 25,2012.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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HAPPY SUMMER AND HAPPY READING!

 

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GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH HANLEY,

MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE IS PROUD TO PRESENT…….

ELIZABETH HANLEY!!

MBA&M: Please tell our readers about yourself Elizabeth?

ELIZABETH: Hello everyone fromSydney,Australia.  It is great to be invited on My Book Addiction and More. Being a Librarian I have a serious book addiction which has overtaken my home – so I may happy to have found a great support group.

I worked as a Reference Librarian mainly in Educational and Public Libraries. I spent most of my time helping people find the information they needed. Secretly I have always wanted to help people on a bigger scale.

MBA&M: What if anything inspired ‘No Problem! how to focus on solution’?

ELIZABETH: Dr Phil was actually the catalysts for the book…. he gave me a massive wake-up call!

Some years ago I ran into some major life problems that hit me one after the other – my life felt like an awful mess.  It was the most difficult and upsetting time I can    ever remember. For example, where I worked management informed us due to the economic downturn 1 in 3 of us would lose our jobs and we won’t know who for some months – talk about torture.

I was so upset, unhappy, stressed, you name it – and not enjoying life. I went home early one day, turned the TV on and caught the Dr Phil show.

Dr Phil asked – if you had a business and the manager was running it into the ground, would          you keep hiring them or fire them?

Dr Phil then said – you are the manager of your life – are you getting the results you want – happiness, success and good health – would you keep hiring yourself or fire yourself?

That was a pivotal moment for me.  I remember thinking – oh, I am so fired!

I realized then… problems were sucking the joy out of my life and I was letting it happen. I was a terrible life manager. So I fired the ‘old me’ and hired the ‘new me’.       I decide to start managing my problems – instead of letting problems control me.

MBA&M: What were the challenges in writing ‘No Problem! how to focus on solution’?

ELIZABETH: Being a librarian – I embarked on what you could call a personal transformation –       I read all the best selling self-help books and any book that would help me deal with problems and still enjoy life.

While I was reading – most of the books were between 300 – 500 pages long – the problem was by the time I got to the end of the book, I had forgotten what I read  at the beginning.  So I began taking notes on every book. I read some 2 or 3 times – essentially studying the book and taking extensive notes.

I collected a lot of information so it was a very big challenge deciding what would    be the best information and putting it in my own words.

I grouped all the wisdom and discoveries under four simple tips – so I could easily recall them when dealing with problems. That is how the No Problem! book was formed.

MBA&M: Why write nonfiction instead of romance, adventure, suspense or such?

ELIZABETH: Before I started on the No Problem! project I wasn’t enjoying life – my life felt like a big mess. I was struggling to get through the day and didn’t feel like reading romance, adventure or suspense novels – let alone actually writing one. Necessity to improve my life was what led to the creating of the No Problem! book.

 

MBA&M: What do you have planned for your future endeavors?

ELIZABETH: At the moment I am working on my next book – Disagree and Stay in Love – it gives people easy to use and easy to remember ‘tips on fighting fair’ so their relationship will last in the long run. Having good relationships with the people we love, I think                      is one of the most important things in life.

MBA&M: Who would you say influenced your writing career and why?

ELIZABETH: As I mentioned previously – Dr Phil was the catalysts for No Problem! and he gave   me a big wake call about being a better life manager – to give myself the best life. Other authors that I really admire and would love to meet one day are – Stephen Covey, Louise Hay, Susan Jeffers, M Scott Peck and Anthony Robins.

They are all best-selling authors and I have read and studied most of their books – the change in my quality of life is like comparing night to day.  Before I wrote          No Problem! I felt like I was struggling in the dark, now I walk in daylight everyday    and I can’t help but enjoy life. Despite problems – I am enjoying a No Problem life.

MBA&M: What is your life’s passion, if not writing, of course?

ELIZABETH: When working as a Reference Librarian – I really enjoyed meeting and talking to different people and helping them find the information or books that they needed.

I believe that every life is a miracle and very person deserves to be happy – so I think is it a real privilege to be able to help people improve and enjoy their life.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where ‘No Problem! how to focus on solution’ is available?

ELIZABETH: No Problem!  how to focus on solutions can be purchased on our website www.noproblembook.com – it is postage free! Also No Problem! is available on www.amazon.com

I can be contacted by email –  [email protected]

 and would  love to hear from anyone that has any questions or would just like to contact me.

Thank-you again for having me on My Book Addiction and More. Wishing you all good health, success, happiness and enjoy a No Problem life.

 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today!

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NO PROBLEM: HOW TO FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS

ELIZABETH HANLEY

List $24.95
Trade softcover 208 pages
Livre Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9775872-4-7
Workbook and CD – ROM also available.
For more information visit www.noproblembook.com

BOOK DESCRIPTION(FROM PUBLISHER)

Yes! You are in control – Solve your own problems your way

When Elizabeth Hanley talks about problem solving, you can hear, see and feel the passion of her convictions. She shines.

She was faced with a layoff from a dream job, evicted from her rental place and the writing was on the wall with her boyfriend at the same time. She was so down and depressed she took off from work, crawled in bed and hid beneath the covers. She slept till noon and finally switched on the TV and through her tears heard Dr. Phil ask if, ‘if you were the owner of your own business and you had a manager who was running the business into the ground, would you keep hiring them or fire that person?’

Then continued: ‘You are the manager of your life, are you getting the results you want out of life? Are you achieving happiness, health, success or are you miserable, unhealthy and feel like a failure? Would you keep hiring yourself or would you fire yourself?’

“Oh I am so fired!” she realized, and the light bulb went on when he explained ‘you need to require more of yourself’. She realized she needed to fire the old me and get the new me started on better managing her life. Being a librarian, she embarked on a nearly obsessive research effort that would bring about a personal evolution and transformation.

Her new book, No Problem! How to Focus on Solutions captures the wisdom and essence of her most important and helpful discoveries and guidance about how to thrive and not just survive.

 

 

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!

*Sponsored by the author*

We are offering 1 print copy of “NO PROBLEM: HOW TO FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS” by Elizabeth Hanley. Giveaway will run from today June 19 until June 26,2012. No P.O. Boxes,please!

*Must leave a valid e-mail address with comment*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!!

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SPOTLIGHT ON “MAKING LIFE MATTER” AUTHOR SHANE STANFORD

PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PROUDLY SPOTLIGHTS….

AUTHOR SHANE STANFORD!!

ABOUT SHANE STANFORD

Shane Stanford is a pastor, author and teacher.  He is the Senior Pastor of Christ UMC in Memphis, TN, one of United Methodism’s largest and most influential congregations.

Shane is a former church planter as well as the Director/Host of the United Methodist Hour, a radio and television ministry airing in 30 million homes nationwide.

Shane is the author of eleven books including A Positive Life (Zondervan), The CURE for the Chronic Life (Abingdon), and Mosaic (Abingdon).

Shane has also written several articles published in such journals/magazines as Giving, CNNOnline, Alive, and The Circuit Rider.

Shane has appeared on numerous media programs including ABC’s Good Morning America and Fox & Friends.

Shane travels extensively sharing his story as an HIV positive hemophiliac and pastor.  He has presented at such venues as the Saddleback Global AIDS Summit and the National Civil Rights Museum.

He is married to Dr. Pokey Stanford (a Professor of Education) and they are the parents of three daughters, ages 14, 11, and 7.

His latest book is Making Life Matter: Embracing the Joy in the Everyday.

Visit his website at www.shanestanford.com.

Check out Shane and his book at the following online locations:

Twitter| Facebook | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christian Book | Official Tour Page

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MAKING LIFE MATTER

SHANE STANFORD

Paperback:144 pages

Publisher:Abingdon Press (April 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1426710321

ISBN-13: 978-1426710322

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: April 2012

In a world of fast-paced schedules and priorities, conversations about what makes for a life well lived are a rarity and a luxury. But what if the daily pace of life held in itself the way to make choices more significant? What if the daily to-do lists gave a glimpse into how people might change their future? What if the daily grind, as arduous as it might seem, held the key to a life full of meaning and potential? What if everyday, simple steps, instead of some complex list of seemingly unattainable principles, showed how to make life matter?

Making Life Matter answers these questions and shows that the steps for making life matter are found in rather ordinary decisions, attitudes, and patterns found in normal routines. Author Shane Stanford will confront the way in which God, every day, means for us to live deeper, closer, and better in him—in essence, the way God intends for life to matter.

 

Available at:

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THANK YOU AND HAPPY READING!

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