The Gift of Being Yourself

The Gift of Being Yourself
Author: David G. Benner
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-10-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830846122

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Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of one's self. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that we hide behind and calls us to discover the true self that emerges from our uniqueness in Christ. Genuine self-understanding revitalizes our spiritual life and leads to the fulfillment of our God-given destiny and vocation. - from back of the book.

Surrender to Love

Surrender to Love
Author: David G. Benner
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-09-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830899449

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In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation, but invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion—by surrendering to love.

Jamie Is Jamie

Jamie Is Jamie
Author: Afsaneh Moradian
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-12-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781631982910

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When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the kids learn that it’s okay to play whatever you want. There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool— baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie! This bookchallenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all chil­dren need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and care­givers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.

Time Alone

Time Alone
Author: Susan Squellati Florence
Publsiher: Helen Exley Gift Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2002
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1861874197

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Presents a collection of gift books, The Journeys Series, invites the reader to pause and look into their own life. This collection aims to help and strengthen those who read them.

Sacred Companions

Sacred Companions
Author: David G. Benner
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-08-20
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830876808

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We need companions on our spiritual journey. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul, and Benner models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

Spirituality and the Awakening Self

Spirituality and the Awakening Self
Author: David G. Benner
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781587432965

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Presents psychological commentary on the spiritual development of the self, claiming that the maturation of the self is founded in Christian spirituality.

The Gift of Self Love

The Gift of Self Love
Author: Mary Jelkovsky
Publsiher: Blue Star Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-03-23
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781950968275

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If you are struggling to feel comfortable in your own body, then this inspiring and interactive self-love workbook is for you. The Gift of Self-Love is an honest, heartfelt, and relatable book that will guide you on your journey to self-love, self-care, and body positivity. Bestselling author and speaker Mary Jelkovsky’s story of battling an eating disorder and conquering her deepest insecurities has been featured in Teen Vogue, Health, and Shape magazine. Now in this empowering book, Mary shares the advice, research, and exercises that she used to build her self-confidence and finally learn how to love herself. Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-improvement book provides practical advice and exercises that will help you finally give yourself the gift of self-love. The Gift of Self-Love includes: • A mix of the Author’s Personal Stories, Research, and Meaningful Advice to help you build self-worth and accept for who you are • A Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Quiz to assess how you feel about yourself today and identify areas to give yourself more compassion and love • Writing Exercises to help you get in touch with your feelings, rewrite limiting beliefs, and stop pressuring yourself to meet other people’s expectations • A Positive Self-Talk Guide to help you reframe your thoughts and silence the negative voice in your head • Recommendations for Loving Your Body and embracing healthy living at any size • ...and more! After recovering from an eating disorder and healing her body, mind, and spirit, Jelkovsky started her online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea to inspire women to be confident in their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. Mary is committed to empowering women of all shapes and sizes through her social media, online programs, and worldwide self-love retreats.

Finish

Finish
Author: Jon Acuff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780698184800

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Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That’s why we’re most likely to quit on day two, “the day after perfect”—when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more suc­cessful just by following a few simple principles. If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.