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Courage to Soar with Bonus Content

Author : Simone Biles
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This eBook contains the full text of Courage to Soar, plus an exclusive bonus story that is not found in the hardcover! Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.

Courage to Soar

Author : Simone Biles
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"Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team" --

The Courage to Soar Behind Bars

Author : Patrice Weber
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The Courage to Soar Behind Bars presents the personal stories of fifteen women, written in their own voices from behind the walls of the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution. This unique collection takes you on a journey where strength of character and courage overcome adversity. Where the hardships of daily life are forged into power tools of creativity. Where struggles of the past are turned into stepping stones that march through a world of indifference into a brighter future.Each woman's story includes a full-color photograph and an account written in her own words. Their stories are at times heart-breaking, but leave the reader impressed and uplifted by the fortitude of these inspiring women. Women who would not yield to misfortune. Women who would not give up or give in. Women with the courage to soar behind bars.

Jerry Falwell

Author : Macel Falwell
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An intimate profile of the late founder of the Moral Majority, written by his widow, offers insight into such topics as his relationships with top political and religious leaders, his vision for revitalized morals and revolutionary social reform, and his perspectives on September 11. 200,000 first printing.

Making Change

Author : Bilaal Rajan
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Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your dreams.

Seven Letters That Saved My Life

Author : Dottie Lessard
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Can you make it to the fence? No matter how bad things look, do you have the energy, the motivation, to take another breath, another step? Are the obstacles in your life real? Or are they self-imposed? For Dottie Lessard, the obstacles were all too real. Afflicted with cystic fibrosis she underwent double-lung replacement only to have heart-breaking complications that required more surgery-this time a kidney transplant. Not only did Lessard survive these life-threatening medical conditions, she thrived to become a professional NIKE athlete. The secret to Lessard's amazing success? Seven simple letters. A-T-H-L-E-T-E. Letters that saved her life and empowered her to live her dreams. Seven Letters That Saved My Life takes us on Dottie's moving journey from conquering debilitating illness to literally climbing mountains with transplanted lungs. Combining personal insights with powerful motivational principles and affirmations, Dottie guides us in finding our own inner resources and inspiration. Lessard's seven letters and seven principles are not just for athletes. They can be used by anyone in any physical condition, life situation, or occupation to face and overcome challenges and obstacles. Dottie's words will motivate you and help you achieve anything that you decide to accomplish, do, or become.

When Divas Laugh

Author : Chezia Thompson Cager
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The Tao of the Magician

Author : Candace A. Croft
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Simple companion guide for improving your relationship with Self. Authentic living is not a matter of smoke and mirrors. The Magician's wisdom offers guidance on the journey toward divine Self.

Poetically Correct

Author : Ciera S. Louise
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Ms. Louise magnifies into verse, using a variety of creative formats, the very questions that arise during certain events we are a part of both personally and globally. At the forefront is the media, chosen by the few and fed to the many. Much of this author's work had been accepted and printed until the poem "Sunday Hypocrite" got censured for the raw truth it conveyed. Told that, "Freedom of The Press", had only to do with "their freedom to choose" what is best for the public to read. This book covers the last eight years, specifically by date. The opening Mag-Art is more potent in full color as it alters advertising, using various mediums, to eliminate the message that we must buy into a material world. No other poetry book is to be found about real people, places and events, in chronological order, in poetic verse that speaks to you, rather than above you. This is a part of me for that part of you. With Poetically Correct, Louise declares that poets defined this country. She does not believe that truth is found in newspapers or politicians speeches. Instead, Louise points to poetry as societys truth teller. She asks the reader to consider human behavior, the impact of silence, and what freedom really means. - ForeWord Clarion Review (4 out of 5 stars) Acknowledging C.S. Lewis and Dr. Seuss as influences, Louises poems contain those authors respective emphases on transcendent morality and a child-like embrace of the wonders of the world. - BlueInk Review An engaging collection of poems. - Kirkus Reviews

Eggstra Courage for the Chicken Hearted

Author : Becky Freeman
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"Have you ever been left with egg on your face--and didn't know what to do? Maybe you needed some real encouragement from a friend, but everyone had flown the coop?Here's a grade "A" delightful book full of encouragement, hope and humor! Close "hen friends" including best-selling author, Becky Freeman, have teamed up to share with you heartwarming stories from thier own lives to inspire you to spring out of your nest and fly again.Each story remindes you that your never alone. You'll discover that others have faced the same challenges of life, and along the way you'll gain the courage to soar through those moments with grace and dignity on the wings of God's love."


Author : Joan Bauer
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Jeremiah is the world's biggest baseball fan. He really loves baseball and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So when he's told he can't play baseball following an operation on his heart, Jeremiah decides he'll do the next best thing and become a coach. Hillcrest, where Jeremiah and his father Walt have just moved, is a town known for its championship baseball team. But Jeremiah finds the town caught up in a scandal and about ready to give up on baseball. It's up to Jeremiah and his can-do spirit to get the town - and the team - back in the game. Full of humor, heart, and baseball lore, Soar is Joan Bauer at her best. Praise for Soar: 'Jeremiah's voice is perfect: plucky, vulnerable, pragmatic, smart, and immensely endearing. Bauer masterfully manages the various plotlines . . . An outstanding, tender exploration of courage and the true nature of heroism and, for good measure, a fine homage to America's game, as well.' Kirkus, starred review 'Bauer's latest feel-good novel is distinguished by a largehearted warmth, its able characterizations, a page-turning plot, and winning humor.' Booklist, starred review 'Jeremiah's enthusiasm for baseball is infectious, and he plays a major role in rebuilding and coaching a team at the middle school while lifting the sagging spirits of community members . . . Readers will feel that Jeremiah's victories are well earned and deserved.' Publishers Weekly


Author : Nicole Braddock Bromley
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If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in search of real healing, this book is for you! Both a personal workbook and a group study guide, SOAR walks with you through the four major steps of moving from silence to healing: S - Shattering the Silence O - Overcoming Lies A - Accepting Freedom R - Reaching Out In the seven sessions of this workbook companion to Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse, Nicole helps you apply her teachings to your own personal circumstances and connects you with the support of a trusted group of survivors. By purchasing this book you will be given access to all of the SOAR group session videos, hosted by Nicole and featuring the inspiring stories of other survivors who have broken the silence and taken courageous steps forward on their healing journey by becoming part of this special community. Join Nicole and other survivors of sexual abuse as you find the keys to unlock the chains that have bound you to your painful past. Now is the time you find the freedom to SOAR!


Author : David Banks
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From a respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues, a “rare book that can bring tears to your eyes while showing the way to deep and meaningful social change” (New York Times bestselling author William Pollack). David Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004, he petitioned New York City’s mayor to allow an all-boys public school to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: when rituals that boys are innately drawn to are combined with college prep-level instruction and community mentorship, even the most challenging students can succeed. The result? The Eagle Academy for Young Men—the first all-boys public high school in New York City in more than thirty years—has flourished and has been successfully replicated in other boroughs and states. In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story. He reveals the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer-sensitivity, to providing rituals that mimic their instinctual need for hierarchy and fraternal camaraderie, to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face. Results-oriented and clear-eyed about the challenges and promises of educating boys at risk, Soar is “a must-read for those concerned with the welfare of young men” (Kirkus Reviews).

Bee Sting My Bali Diary

Author : Melanie J Framp
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If You Want to Soar with Eagles Don t Hang Out with Turkeys

Author : Lois E. Scott
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Lois E. Scott has generated and collected pithy one-liners for the past 50 years, gems that her husband Fred refers to as LOISisms. These one-liners can cut through the froth to the heart of a topic with wisdom, common sense, and often humor. They may give comfort to a hurting person, or challenge a teenager as he or she struggles to deal with this world. With these gems, she has guided and instructed three sons and eleven grandchildren and their friends. She is now working on seven great-grandchildren. Friends and family have enjoyed and have been challenged by her kitchen bar stool ministry. Hopefully, these gems will give the reader a laugh or two, or as the Christian comedian Ken Davis would say, "Lighten up and live!" If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, these gems may provide some food for thought as you live your life and raise your children. If you have not yet come to a saving relationship with the living Christ, hopefully some of these gems will challenge you to contemplate your relationship with Him, and hence your future beyond this limited time you have on this earth.

She Will Soar

Author : Ana Sampson
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A stunning gift book featuring 130 poems about wanderlust, freedom and escape written by women. With poems from classic, well loved poets as well as innovative and bold modern voices, She Will Soar is a stunning collection and an essential addition to any bookshelf. From the ancient world right up to the present day, it includes poems on wanderlust, travel, daydreams, flights of fancy, escaping into books, tranquillity, courage, hope and resilience. From frustrated housewives to passionate activists, from servants and suffragettes to some of today’s most gifted writers, here is a bold choir of voices demanding independence and celebrating their hard-won power. Immerse yourself in poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Christina Rossetti, Stevie Smith, Sarah Crossan, Emily Dickinson, Salena Godden, Mary Jean Chan, Charly Cox, Nikita Gill, Fiona Benson, Hollie McNish and Grace Nichols to name but a few

Soar Unafraid

Author : Jo Franz
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Just when life bloomed full of promise, multiple sclerosis attacked Jo's body. How would she cope with this erratic disease? How could she overcome her husband's betrayal? Unveiling her struggles to understand-not merely survive-MS and her painful unwanted divorce, transforming them into meaningful life experiences, author Jo Franz leads readers through her story of perseverance and continually growing faith. Not only learning who she is, but to whom she belongs, Jo finds love and triumphant victories despite abuse, abandonment and physical injury, showing the world how she can "Soar Unafraid." After reading "Soar Unafraid" I got to know another Jo-one who has been through more than I had ever known. Her deep faith, courage and perseverance are a lesson for us all. Katie Croskrey Executive Director, American Diabetes Association, San Diego, CA (former vice president, National MS Society, Orange County, CA) It's the tale of a life faithfully lived. What a vulnerable, powerful testimony! In persevering and growing toward God even in difficulties and disappointments, Jo gives inspiration, pointing us toward the grace, redemption, and hope found in Christ. Gary Thomas author of "Sacred Marriage and Sacred Influence" With tender vulnerability and biblical wisdom, Jo shares her journey of physical and emotional healing. Her faith challenges and inspires me. I enthusiastically recommend this book. Sandra D. Wilson, PhD. seminary professor, spiritual director, and retired family therapist author of "Released From Shame and Into Abba's Arms"

The Social Movements Reader

Author : Jeff Goodwin
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Soar With Your Savior

Author : Kimberly Alyn
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To Soar Like Icarus

Author : Alan J. Yates
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The hero of this book was working in a coal mine at age twelve. Despite his lack of education, he pulled himself up to become a highly successful businessman. There is something quintessentially heroic about defying the hopeless hand one was dealt . . . and turning it into straight aces. The fact that our hero John lost it all on another gamble just makes him more truly human and fragile. "From pride, from greed, he fell anew; by woman's wiles was pierced through. Like Icarus, he flew too high and tried too hard to touch the sky."