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Living A Life That Matters

Author : Mark Matlock
ISBN : 9780310862819
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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FILL IN THE BLANK: MY LIFE WOULD BE MEANINGFUL IF__________________.People have all kinds of ways to fill in that blank. Some want more money. Some moreinfluence. Others more pleasure. The point is we want MORE. But is that enough? Doesdevouring everything the world has to offer lead to satisfaction?In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes describes someone who tried to answer thatquestion. Whether it was sex, drugs, money, power, food, relationships, or knowledge,King Solomon of Israel tried it all—and documented what he discovered in his search forpurpose in his life.Living a Life That Matters lets you gaze over Solomon’s shoulder as he indulges everypleasure, exercises every power, and emerges with a radical conclusion about how to live. You’ll find ways that his search for meaning connects with yours and how your story can connect with your friends’ as they seek meaning in the world.

The Work

Author : Wes Moore
ISBN : 9780679646013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives—and his own misadventures and moments of illumination—reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That’s where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work “Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore’s story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I’ve known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.”—Chelsea Clinton “Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation. His gripping personal story, set against the dramatic events of the past decade, goes straight to the heart of an ancient question that is as relevant as ever: not just how to live a good life, but how to make that life matter. Above all, this book teaches us how to make our journey about more than mere surviving or even succeeding; it teaches us how to truly come alive.”—Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive “How we define success for ourselves is one of life’s essential questions. Wes Moore shows us the way—by sharing his incredible journey and the inspiring stories of others who make the world a better place through the choices they’ve made about how they want to live. We come away from this important book with a new understanding of what it truly means to succeed in life.”—Suze Orman “An intriguing follow-up to his bestselling The Other Wes Moore . . . Moore makes a convincing case that work has the most value if it’s built on a foundation of service, selflessness, courage, and risk-taking.”—Publishers Weekly “A beautifully philosophical look at the expectation that work should bring meaning to our lives.”—Booklist “The Work will resonate with people seeking their own purpose.”—BookPage From the Hardcover edition.

Aging Matters

Author : R. Paul Stevens
ISBN : 9781467445467
Genre : Religion
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Academy of Parish Clergy’s Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry Vocational discernment, says R. Paul Stevens, is a lifelong process — one that takes on even more significance in later life. In this book Stevens argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life's end. Stevens delves into matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. He reframes retirement as a time of continued calling and productivity and points to biblical wisdom that can help us redefine aging as an extraordinarily fruitful season of life.

Waging Peace Building A World In Which Life Matters

Author : Lalrinawmi Ralte
ISBN : 8172147988
Genre : Feminism
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Festschrift in honour of Gabriele Dietrich of Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary, social activist and feminist; contributed articles on diverse aspects predominantly on social status of women and feminism in India.

Finding Work Life Balance

Author : Jos Brug
ISBN : 9781782501855
Genre : Self-Help
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At different stages of life, we approach work with varying levels of energy, drive and perspective. Many people feel unfulfilled in their work, or feel their work-life balance is hopelessly wrong. Jos van der Brug's readable and informal book helps the reader to understand why and how our working lives evolve at different ages and provides helpful tips for cooperation and leadership within a team of diverse members. In-depth case studies also offer insight into the impact our professional lives can have upon our personal lives, and vice versa. If both employees and employers could better understand the fluidity of our relationship to work throughout life, it would lead to improved work-life balance and personal fulfilment.

Finding Life In The Land Of Alzheimer S

Author : Lauren Kessler
ISBN : 9781101215463
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Previously published in Hardcover as Dancing With Rose One journalist's riveting and surprisingly hopeful in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer's Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's. Like many children of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother's identity even before claiming her life. But suppose people with Alzheimer's are not slates wiped blank. Suppose they experience friendship and loss, romance and jealousy, joy and sorrow? To better understand this debilitating condition, Kessler enlists as a bottom-of-the-rung caregiver at an Alzheimer's facility and learns lessons that challenge what we think we know about the disease. A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach us and a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cambridge Objective Ielts

Author : Michael Black, Annette Capel
ISBN : 3125343577
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Every Life Matters

Author : Rachel Forster
ISBN : 9781512753585
Genre : Fiction
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In inner-city London, life is lived between the extremes. Young, talented and naive, Rebecca Freeman is all set to thrive in her third year as a teacher in Purposefield Primary School, determined to make a difference to the lives of the young children, who face so many difficulties at home. But tragic events take their toll on her own life, and a crisis in West Africa where she grew up brings back haunting memories from her childhood. In the modern high-pressure world of teaching there is no room for weakness, and struggling to keep up with the demands of her work, she soon finds herself in conflict with the new ambitious Headteacher of Purposefield Primary School, Jeremy Goodfellow, who seems determined to make her life a misery. Can she turn things around and succeed as a teacher, or is there a voice calling her to use her talents and energy for something new? "Every Life Matters" deals with multiple challenging themes, including workplace bullying, the difficulties faced by teachers in inner-city schools, family loss and the demands of adapting to a different culture. Be absorbed as you explore the emotional and colourful world painted by Rachel's vivid descriptive writing.

Life Searching For The Handle And Trying To Get A Grip

Author : Lilly Bigelow
ISBN : 9781411606463
Genre : Poetry
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SOMETIMES LIFE JUST HURTS.... THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HOW TO COPE AND WHY TO HOPE. The underlying theme of the book is that life is complicated and sometimes downright painful... but there is hope. If we don't give up the search for a handle on LIFE... we will "get a grip." (CLICK ON BOOK COVER FOR MORE INFORMATION)

Encore

Author : Marc Freedman
ISBN : 9781586486341
Genre : Business & Economics
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Describes how baby boomers are viewing retirement age as a means to pursue new and meaningful careers.

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