Seize the Day by:Curtis Bunn
When a terminally ill man is at a crossroads, one choice will make him feel more alive than ever.
Calvin Jones has finally gotten his life on the right course. At forty-five, he has escaped a toxic long-term relationship with the mother of his only child, and he loves his job as a high school English teacher in Washington, DC. Life is good. But then life turns horribly bad. A routine checkup reveals a cancerous spot on his pancreas. The oncologist offers him chemotherapy in the hope that it will extend his life, but Calvin declines…and decides to live the best he can while he can.
Seize the Day is more than the story of Calvin Jones’s decision to pass on cancer treatment. It is the inspiring story of a man choosing not to wait on death and, instead, to live out his life with courage, hope, and resilience. What happens next is extraordinary.
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A Date With Destiny (The Hallelujah Series) by:Lutishia Lovely
Nathaniel and Destiny Thicke are celebrating their first year anniversary as pastor and first lady of Divine Grace Community Center. After dealing with their share of drama, the couple believes there is only smooth sailing ahead. But when an old nemesis resurfaces, a church deacon becomes obsessed and a best friend’s dream life starts to unravel, the Thickes begin to wonder if theirs is a date with destiny or another season of scandal.
Destiny tries to maintain a Godly outlook and finds solace in prayer. Nate prays too, but thinks a certain problem might also require a “laying on of hands.” Only not the tender touch used as a conduit for healing, but the kind of punch from which the recipient would need to be healed.
Can this couple survive life’s tests and have a testimony? Only time will tell…
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Trust: Mastering the 4 Essential Trusts: Trust in God, Trust in Yourself, Trust in Others, Trust in Life by:Iyanla Vanzant
“You just can’t trust anyone!” seems to be a constant refrain in the modern world. Indeed, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons. “That’s because trust is not a verb,” says legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant, “it’s a noun. Trust is a state of mind and a state of being.”
In this wise book, the New York Times best-selling author and host of OWN’s popular reality TV show Iyanla: Fix My Life reveals how to cultivate this liberating power—by exploring what trust really is, how to trust, and why to trust. She outlines the special rewards that come from mastering the four essential trusts: trust in God, trust in yourself, trust in others, and trust in life. And she challenges us to see how each of these are actually deeply interconnected.
Too often our fear of whether or not we can really trust an individual or an institution and what they represent erodes our confidence and undermines our relationships. When trust is broken or there is a betrayal, it can bring us face-to-face with our shadow, revealing that someone has failed to live up to our expectations and thus “outs” our hidden beliefs. “You never get what you ask for; you always get what you expect,” says Iyanla. When someone betrays our trust it reveals the high price paid for such deep disconnection.
This book’s pragmatic trust-building prescriptions demonstrate how communication, consistency, and cooperation can antidote trust-destroying behaviors and revitalize us with increased authenticity, greater resilience, and renewed peace in every part of our lives.
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Destiny Personal Application Guide by:T.D. Jakes
#1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes expands on his book Destiny with a personal growth tool to help readers focus on their priorities and live with purpose.
With Bishop T.D. Jakes’ help, fans of his book Destiny can break free from everyday distractions to restructure their priorities and discover their destiny. For those who sense an order to their steps, a form of guidance nudging them forward, this companion guide is the key to success. The DESTINY PERSONAL APPLICATION GUIDE offers interactive questions, creative exercises, and strategies that will challenge readers to get to know themselves even further. Readers will find the courage to claim their destiny and focus on reaching the goals God has set for them. This guide is filled with reflections, self-quizzes, and other interactive applications, encouraging readers to live an intentional, satisfying life.
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