Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want by Dharius Daniels

Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want

Relational Intelligence is a great book in helping the reader unlock the greatest gift on earth- relationships.. This book will help you learn how to discern and distinguish the relationships that you desire, to strengthen relationships, to lead in relationships and to be intentional about relationships. This book is great because it gives the reader tools and tips on how to love unconditionally in the process, without compromising. Your greatest gift is being in relationships with people, don't miss out on the opportunity to refine those relationships and your relational intelligence. 
I really enjoyed this book and have it highlighted in several places. My favorite chapter was about defining my relationships. It helped me to take time and really look at the relationships that are important to me and worthy of my investment. 
Grab your copy today! You will be thankful you spent the time investing in your relationships.

About the Author:
Dr. Dharius Daniels is the founder and lead pastor of Change Church, a vibrant, diverse congregation. With a doctorate of ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Daniels speaks to national audiences and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He lives with his wife, Shameka, and their two sons in New Jersey.

Friday, January 17, 2020

She Laughs: Choosing Faith over Fear by Carolanne Miljavac

She Laughs: Choosing Faith over Fear by [Miljavac, Carolanne]She Laughs: Choosing Faith over Fear

About the Author:
Carolanne MiljavacHey y'all! I am a southern-raised, Jesus-saved, barely sane author, speaker, and social media goofball. I'm married to such a lucky man, and mother to three sweet, loving, kind little girls who only whine EVERY now and then. I'm also super sarcastic. Poverty and abuse were tough to overcome, but it was the crushing loss of my seven-year-old niece to cancer that finally humbled me enough to listen to God when He spoke into my shattered heart, "Give it up." Without the chains of fear and insecurity, I followed my spirit's instruction to speak freely. That led to over 100 million video views, and nearly half a million social media followers. My story has been a true reflection of "beauty for ashes". I pray my writing leaves you laughing, crying, rejoicing, and encouraged. I hope to pull heartstrings while tapping funny bones with transparency and vulnerability. Grief taught me gratitude, pain gave me purpose, and loss revealed true love. With faith, I found audacity, and my mission is to give you the guts to be you too.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation

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What's the worst you've ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won't take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who's failing at school and won't do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you're dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help.

Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to

- minimize behavioral meltdowns
- reduce conflict
- increase cooperation
- promote healthy attachment
- improve family relationships

The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.

My Thoughts:
Raising the Challenging Child is perfect for anyone who has children. This book isn't just for someone who has a child who is challenging, but let's face it.. Everyone has children who can be challenging at different ages, phases and stages of life. This book is for YOU! This book is a huge resource for every SINGLE parent! 
This book is filled with practical advice to apply to all types of challenging behavior and is awesome to have these tools in your tool box. I love how straight forward this book is with examples, and details on how to help work with your children to manage behavior. This book doesn't require indepth reading or for you to be an expert on children management, but instead requires you to have an open mind and heart. I love how this book encourages the emotional connection between the child and the parent. It is just a great book! 
Overall, I can't say enough good things about this book. If you are struggling with your child, make sure to pick up a copy today.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Still: 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos by Jenny L. Donnelly

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Do you worry a lot? Is it common for you to dread upcoming events? Does pressure or stress trigger outbursts of anger, isolation, depression, or feelings of failure? Do you have a hard time finishing what you start? Do you find it impossible to work in the middle of chaos? Do you wonder if God is really going to come through for you in difficult times?
In Still, Jenny Donnelly teaches you how to experience true, life-giving rest even in the midst of chaos. While most of us think of rest as something we do, Jenny shares how rest is a place from which we live and work. Sharing her own personal story of struggling with life's pressures and spiritual exhaustion, she introduces you to the source of peace and rest: Jesus. She shows you the steps to take to access rest anytime, anyplace, under any conditions. And she reveals how operating from a place of stillness powers your identity, creativity, relationships, and so much more.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps #1) by Lynette Eason

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(Danger Never Sleeps #1)

Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others--but her days of helping military personnel are over. She's got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she's not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Asher James could handle anything that war sent his way--terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin.
Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn't there--but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can't take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he's not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman.

About the Author:
Lynette EasonLynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husband and their two children make their home in Simpsonville, South Carolina."

Monday, January 6, 2020

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz

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Laura FrantzLaura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.According to Publishers Weekly, "Frantz has done her historical homework." With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.Readers can find Laura Frantz at www.laurafrantz.net.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

His Princess Every Day Devotional: Love Letters From Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd

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My Thoughts:
This devotional is an easy read and sometimes, I find myself reading a few a day because I just want to experience more of His love. This book comes in hardcover with a beautiful ribbon marker. I love the size of it as well. I won't lose this devotional either, which is perfect. I highly recommend this devotional.