Educated: A Memoir (Tara Westover)

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Educated: A Memoir

“Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her ‘head-for-the-hills’ bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.

Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Continue reading…

I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life (Maria Shriver)

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I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

“A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life:

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.

In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field—a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion—a place of joy. Continue reading…

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (Kate Bowler)

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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved

“Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward ‘blessing.’ She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.

Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Continue reading…

The Heart of Hope: Step Up Your Game and Become the Strong Woman You Know You Are! (Melissa Cuturich)

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The Heart of Hope: Step Up Your Game and Become the Strong Woman You Know You Are!

“My life was one of a volatile beginning. This journey, shared with my readers, is for so many who suffer in silence because of the immobilising shame, doubt, and the incapacity caused by another human being. In my story, a young girl is placed in the hands of a keeper—not a husband—at a very young age. Not yet a woman, she has three children, an extra brain, no education, and no support! Continue reading…

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)

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Leonardo da Vinci

“He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. Continue reading…