Who in the world am I? The Enneagram is like a mirror, reflecting dimensions of ourselves that are sometimes hard to see. In this helpful guide, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher Alice Fryling offers an introduction to each number of the Enneagram and the respective triads into which they're organized. More than just helping us discern our number, Fryling shows how knowing it can lead to transformation by revealing to us both our false and our true selves. She writes: "Knowledge of the Enneagram has led me to the grace of God. I discovered through the Enneagram that I am not just my gifts, I am not just my failures.... I am a person created by God, loved by God, and uniquely gifted to love others with God's merciful and gracious love. Through the Enneagram God has taught me that I am not exactly who I think I am.... The Enneagram itself does not make me a different person. But knowledge of the Enneagram does help me see who I truly am and offers me words to describe how I would like to be transformed by God's grace." With questions for reflection and personal meditations aimed at leading you into deeper self-awareness, Mirror for the Soul will give you new perspective on yourself and reveal how you can experience God's love more abundantly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002210/bk_hove_002210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kenya I'm one of Boston's best prosecutors and it's about time I put Braden McShannon away. With his son's testimony tomorrow that's exactly what I expect will happen. What I'm not expecting is the stranger I met in the garden last night. He was everything I've ever wanted. But why did he disappear so suddenly? Shane Sure, I knew exactly what I was doing in that garden and I've always known I wanted her. When I agreed to testify against my father I knew that this would be a chance for me to finally get one night with her. I wonder what she'll think when she finds out what I have in mind? What happens when the smart, savvy, sexy prosecutor of one of Boston's most notorious organized crime bosses meets her equal in his sexy son? When you're Kenya Duncan and Shane McShannon, the sparks fly. Find out in Veronica Maxim's billionaire romance series! This is a standalone book with characters from the entire McShannon Series. No cliffhangers. This romance contains mature language and themes intended for 18+ audiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eli Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060182/bk_acx0_060182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you believe in love at first sight - or first click? Do you think your life should be a romantic novel? Would you like to be able to choose the ending? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions or feel intrigued by them, this novel offers you a unique opportunity. You can choose what kind of ending you want: unhappy, happy, or neutral. Lilith, the protagonist, does not believe in all that "romantic nonsense". When her boss and friend, Debbie, asks her to create a digital books section for the library where they both work, she triggers a series of events that shake all of Lilith's strongly held beliefs. Her dislike for social networking is put to the test and despite her love for privacy and technological naiveté; she manages to make a number of virtual connections. The most interesting one, without a question, is Zane, a talented and attractive author and painter. Their friendship quickly develops into something else. But, what exactly? Lilith doesn't have a clue. A bet with Rowena, her childhood best-friend, offers her an opportunity to test her feelings for Zane and their relationship and a meeting, "real" this time, is organized in the gorgeous setting of Bermuda. At that point, you, the listener, have the choice. Do you want the story to end up happy ever after? Do you think there's no chance for them? Or maybe you believe that there has to be more to life than romantic stories, and a neutral ending or new beginning is more true to life? You can pick and choose your ending, or you can listen to all of them and choose your favorite - or even create your own and let me know. I'd love to hear from you! (I leave you links to contact me at the end.) Don't be strangers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Afton Laidy Jordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065986/bk_acx0_065986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Hi, my name is Cassandra, my grandmother is crazy, I wear nothing but black clothing these days… oh yeah, did I forget to mention the fact that I am carrying on the family business? What? Oh no… my dad never owned a bakery or flower shop… No, my father is in the killing business. Yep, that’s right, he kills people for a living. What? Yeah, I think I may be carrying on his legacy.” I am so confused right now. I am also angry as all hell at my grandmother. That crazy God-loving witch is going to pay for this some day. I’ll figure out something later. Right now? School is still the same. Even without Tiffany there, the kids still treat me the same. One kid asked me if I was going to a funeral. I responded with a simple, “Yes, yours.” Boy, would I love to take him into a dark alley and rid him of this earth. He and Tiffany could have a prom date in hell for all I care. All in due time though. I started reading about the Wicca Religion. I am really tired of organized religion. Seeing people go to church every Sunday, yet, committing sins the other 6 days of the week. As if contributing money to the basket every Sunday is an atonement for the week’s atrocities. All the lying, cheating adulterers who come in on Sunday services and expect to be forgiven. The hypocrisy is sickening and maddening. Yet, it somehow feeds me. Their lip service is intoxicating. I am beginning to understand what my father was writing about. There are many people in this world who shouldn't have been bestowed the gift of life upon them. They are just wasting it. Drugs, prostitution, leading a mundane life. Grandmother says that we should be “Living for the Lord”. Whatever that means. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kym Datura. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016668/bk_acx0_016668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A simple guide to minimalism. Easy steps to clear your life of annoying clutter and ditch being overwhelmed.I was trying to think the other day of an easy way to explain to people what minimalism is, and as I was doing so, I looked over toward my dog, Fido, and he gave me an idea. In many ways, dogs already live minimalist lives. Give him a bone, and he’s happy for hours. Dogs are just fine living with little. All they need are the essentials: food/water, love, play, and a good belly rub.Humans, on the other hand, could learn a lot from the average dog. We definitely like materialistic things. Does that really bring us joy though? The answer is no. I’m not going to lie material things can bring joy but that happiness doesn’t last long. It actually just ends up being a temporary fix. With stuff comes more responsibly, more things to keep organized, more things to clean, and more maintenance to do. This takes away a lot of our time and money, making us worse off for having them. Here's what you will learn from this audiobook:That less equals more... more time, freedom, more money, and more all-around happiness.How to be happy with the little things just like a baby puppy gets excited by a dirty, smelly sock!How to know what things in your house to get rid of and what to keep, so you don't feel regret later for giving away too much or too little.Where and how to get rid of the stuff you don't want in your house. Ways to declutter your mind for good mental health. Achieve the mindset of a carefree dog. Special tips and tricks for staying organized so you're less overwhelmed. Have a system in place so you don't have to spend your life cleaning all the time.How to get more time, freedom, save money, and enjoy your life more.This book will be easy to follow and help anyone take the right steps in living a minimalist life. Start living a stress-free life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Virginia White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127111/bk_acx0_127111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg—the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You’ve Always Wanted—will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to “live in the flow of the spirit”. But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be. This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God "will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8). Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers—pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin—to flourish even in a dark and broken world. As you start living in the flow, you will feel a deeper connection with God; a growing sense of joy; an honest recognition of your brokenness; less fear, more trust; a growing sense of being “rooted in love”; a deeper sense of purpose God invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Ortberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000529/bk_zond_000529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his rustic, storyteller fashion, Bud Ham shows listeners how to reduce or eliminate fear in their lives by the simple process of making love-based decisions. "The passion of my mission had its roots in my youth when I rejected the dogma and doctrine of organized religion. I drifited in and out of several Christian denominations, always seeking answers to questions which religious people could not answer to my satisfaction. My joy and enthusiasm for life and learning have been sharply curtailed by the sobering reality that we live in a troubled world from which I cannot escape. I frequently think of the many children who go to sleep hungry every night, many of them wet and cold. I also think about the many sons and daughters of God who wander homeless, hungry, and confused in every major city. I am also painfully aware of the horrendous wave of violence sweeping the country, bringing unspeakable pain to victims and perpetrators. I pray for both. I also pray for the safety of the policemen and policewomen who are caught up in the mayhem. The mission of my writing was to tell people there must be, there had to be, a better way. I believe what we are doing as a society isn't working and so we must try something different. I am locked into a mind-set which tells me, if what we are doing isn't working it's just common sense to experiment, test, try something different, but don't continue doing what isn't working. If you chose to learn and grow toward the quality of life you desire to create, where you are now is the right place. It cannot be otherwise. You are in the starting gate. The only questions are, will you decide to run? If so, when?" 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Bosco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110503/bk_acx0_110503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are times when we think to ourselves that we need to better organize our lives so that we can make things run smoother as we go about our day. I have really tight schedules that I need to follow everyday to get things done. I have been able to do this by applying certain plans to make my day run smoother and more efficient.I like to prepare for my day so that I can limit the stress that I encounter as I go about my daily routines. You have to learn that getting organized takes a while and that you need to take things slow so that you can do them right. The most important thing for you to do is to take baby steps so that you are not overwhelmed with what you need to do to organize yourself.Start with the little things like your desk or your closet, then gradually start moving on to your room or office and then the whole house if you want to as well. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and will make you want to organize everything on a daily basis.Here are 50 things that worked for me and could definitely work for you if you are trying to organize your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. Jonathan Kessler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120922/bk_acx0_120922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Holding God's Hand, first published in Guideposts, is a collection of soul-soothing meditations and power-filled prayers that will comfort your spirit when life challenges your patience, courage, resolve, and faith. We all have days when nothing seems to be going right and the stresses and strains of life are trying our patience and frazzling our spirits. It's in those moments that we need to pause and take a moment to rejuvenate and refresh our souls in the presence of God. Holding God's Hand is designed to do just that - to give your spirit a quick pick-me-up. It's organized into point-of-need chapters, including: When you feel anxious When you need healing When you feel discouraged When you need guidance Each is filled with powerful two-minute meditations, plus spiritual quotes, Bible verses, blessings, and scriptural prayers, that direct your thoughts toward a serene and tranquil place of rest - a place full of God's peaceful presence. Think of it as your one-stop spiritual first-aid kit that you will be relieved to have on hand for those moments when life challenges your patience, courage, resolve, and faith. From facing the loss of a loved one, going through financial struggles, or living with chronic illness to everyday challenges of caregiving, loneliness, or grief, these powerful personal stories of perseverance, coupled with practical suggestions for moving on, will quiet your mind, refresh your soul, and place you back in the light and care of God. It's the perfect companion to keep within reach for any time of day or night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Metzger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003417/bk_hach_003417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.