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We often think of our relationship with God in terms of us being the questioner approaching the great Answerer. But what if He is actually the great Questioner, and we are intended to wrestle—not to receive the answers from Him, but to give them? Bestselling author S. Michael Wilcox teaches, “How we answer those questions tells our Father in Heaven much about us, as well as revealing ourselves to ourselves.” Over time, Wilcox has also learned, “If I am the Answerer and God the Questioner and I can answer His questions with thought and devotion, then my own inquiries to Him are significantly diminished.” As you explore these short yet profound questions, you’ll learn more about the Savior and more about yourself, discovering personal answers along the way.

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

Using the scriptures and the words of the prophets, Brother Callister explores the Savior’s divinity and the depth of his love for mankind. He explains the blessings that flow from the Atonement, providing insight into the resurrection, repentance, and the gifts of peace, motivation, freedom, grace, and exaltation. He explains the relationship of justice and mercy and the importance of ordinances. Through discussing the effects of the fall of Adam and our individual sins, he reminds us in a powerful way of the incalculable debt of gratitude we owe Christ for his unparalleled offering.

A.W. Tozer’s writings will stir your soul and change your life. To this day he remains one of the most quoted Christians around the world as he inspires readers young and old with his wisdom, insight, and call to holiness. The Pursuit of God is an enduring classic that is sure to resonate if you long for a life spent in God’s presence. The Purpose of Man is a call to worship as God reprioritizes your life and fills your soul. The Crucified Life will lead you to the cross so you can be raised to new life in Christ.

Discipleship is demanding, but it yields great rewards. Elder Maxwell observed that “the things of the world do not compare with the adventure of discipleship, the trek of treks.” In one of the last books he wrote, he provides help for those on the path of discipleship.

We are a covenant-making people, but do we fully appreciate the power of the promises contained in just the twelve short verses of the oath and covenant of the priesthood?

In Men of Covenant, companion to Men of Valor and Men of Influence, author Robert L. Millet invites us to explore such questions as these:

What are the terms and conditions of the oath and covenant of the priesthood?

What would my life be like if I were more focused on my covenants?

How could my more covenant-focused life affect my family and others for whom I have responsibility?

How can we navigate safely through our turbulent times? Personal revelation is one key! Elder Gerald N. Lund, million-selling author of The Work and the Glory, offers profound insights about how personal revelation “works.” Learn how we can increase our ability to receive and recognize personal revelation, what we can do to avoid being misled, and many other ideas relevant to this tremendously important spiritual gift.

At the beginning of the Doctrine and Covenants we read of a timeless and universal truth: “The voice of the Lord is unto all men” (D&C 1:2). The heavens are not closed, God is not silent, and each of us can, individually, receive specific and personal revelation from God that can bless us with direction, insight, and comfort.

For over a century countless readers have found in Andrew Murray a trustworthy guide to the deeper Christian life. As a pastor, evangelist, educator, and writer driven by concern for the spiritual guidance of new converts–and for revival in long-time believers–Murray penned some of the most enduring devotional classics of Christian literature. Though he ministered in a deeply-divided nation, his vision seemed blind to race, class, or political persuasion. And from a remote corner of South Africa, his preaching, teaching, and writing would eventually fuel spiritual awakening with a worldwide impact.

What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves…grace without discipleship….Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know….It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.”

Robert McGee’s best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ’s love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that “should be read by every Christian.”

In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will:

  • Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill
  • Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ

Other products in the Search for Significance family of products include a devotional journal and youth edition.

Men of Valor is a reminder that every man who leads his family in righteousness can have a powerful leavening effect on a society whose moral values are rapidly eroding, and can make a difference in a struggling world that needs the bright torch of priesthood power.

All men will appreciate this call to purify their lives, to set themselves apart from things of worldliness, and to become a royal priesthood and a holy nation — to become mighty men of valor!

The story of David’s “mighty men” (primarily found in 2 Samuel 23) drives this challenging and encouraging book for Christian men. The mighty men weren’t drafted into David’s army because of their impressive resumes. They were broken men who, given an opportunity to achieve greatness, responded like champions. In Six Battles Every Man Must Win, popular author and speaker Bill Perkins uses the story to illustrate the six battles David’s men fought, and men today must win, to become powerful and effective warriors in God’s kingdom.

From dean of the Harvard Business School to president of BYU-Idaho, Kim B. Clark has had a career filled with pressures of one kind or another. He describes a particularly stressful time: “One night, I awoke from what must have been a nightmare. I felt very anxious, worried, beset with strange thoughts and feelings of dread and darkness. . . . I rolled out of bed onto my knees and asked Heavenly Father to help me. . . . As I got up, a phrase of scripture came into my mind. It was just a fragment, but it was the key I needed: ‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world . . .’ (Ephesians 6:12).” The author’s personal quest, born that night, to understand the armor of God became this thought-provoking and uniquely helpful book.

Spiritual discipline sounds great in theory, but putting it into practice takes time and determination! Updated and revised for a new generation, Whitney’s guide reveals the importance of the disciplines; shows how they’ll help you grow in godliness; and offers practical suggestions for cultivating them in your daily life. Includes in-depth discussions.

In this book, Elder Andersen writes especially to those who are “awakening” unto God—those who are just beginning to discover or who seek the divine gifts and power of repentance and forgiveness in their lives. The Divine Gift of Forgiveness is organized in such a way that readers can choose the section or chapter that applies most to them and study it without having to have read from cover to cover. Leaders can similarly recommend specific chapters to those with whom they work. Filled with powerful doctrine along with stories and experiences, this book will help all readers become more devoted disciples of the Savior.

Men of Influence encourages men to achieve that connection between heaven and earth, which eventually makes a good man into a holy man, transforming a noble man into a man who can lift the world. If you feel you’re living beneath your potential as a priesthood bearer (or if someone you love is), this book provides inspiration and practical advice to enable you to become one of the Lord’s valiant servants.

You’ll find 365 thought-provoking meditations in this updated-language paperback edition of “the golden book of Oswald Chambers.” My Utmost for His Highest will encourage and move you to think more deeply about your relationship with the Lord.

My Utmost for His Highest has sold over 13 million copies worldwide and is considered one of the most popular religious books ever written. These captivating words of wisdom from Oswald Chambers have challenged and inspired readers for more than 80 years.

n 1995, President Gordon B. Hinckley indicated that his greatest concern was the disintegration of marriages and families worldwide. This book was created to address such problems and to provide some perspective and suggestions for LDS couples to “divorce-proof” as well as enrich their marriages. Elder Bruce C. Hafen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, begins the volume with an excellent article adapted from his conference address on covenant (verses contract) marriages. Each of the remaining contributors to this volume is either a professional educator or a marriage counselor in private practice with extensive experiences in working with Latter-day Saint couples. This authoritative and insightful book is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to strengthen his or her marriage relationship.

The Purpose Driven Life, Expanded Edition—the book that has transformed millions of lives– is now available in a beautiful leather edition with gilded pages and a ribbon bookmark! This edition also includes QR codes to video introductions by Rick Warren for each chapter, an audio lesson at the end of each chapter, with over thirty additional hours of teaching by Rick Warren, two bonus chapters, and more.

Personal Self-Help and Inspirational book Recommendations from amazon associates

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

In The Fifth Agreement, don Miguel Ruiz joins his son don Jose Ruiz to offer a fresh perspective on The Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

Accessible and practical, Ruiz’s exploration invites us to look at our own lives and see how an unhealthy level of attachment can keep us trapped in a psychological and spiritual fog. He then invites us to reclaim our true freedom by cultivating awareness, detaching, and discovering our true selves.

A full spiritual life goes beyond Sunday mornings and bedtime prayers, encompassing the way we work and play, eat and breathe, love and learn. Since ancient times monastic communities have recognized this and used guidelines to focus on the sacred in all aspects of life and to strengthen their love of God. Today many people continue to find inspiration-and clear, concrete guidance-in these ancient “rules.” This book is designed to help you discern your spiritual path by drawing on the traditions of ancient and contemporary religious orders to form your personal rule of life. With fascinating historical details and modern-day examples, Debra Farrington shows us how to discern and express our spirituality through prayer, work, and spiritual community, care of our bodies, service, and hospitality.

Is the first book to examine the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving). While honoring a calling’s essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling: How do we recognize it? How do we distinguish the true call from the siren song? How do we handle our resistance to a call? What happens when we say yes? What happens when we say no?

If you struggle with addiction, seeking treatment is a powerful, positive first step toward eventual recovery. But gaining an understanding of the causes of addiction—such as feelings of helplessness or loss of control—is also crucial for recovery. In this book, addiction expert Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers evidence-based techniques fusing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors.

Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you’ll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways.

The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes.

Basing his writing on the ancient model of “care of the soul”—which provided a religious context for viewing the everyday events of life—Moore brings “care of the soul” into the 21st century. Promising to deepen and broaden the reader’s perspective on his or her own life experiences, Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practicing “care of the soul,” as well as his studies of the world’s religions and his work in music and art, to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.

Being awake. Why is something that sounds so simple the primary goal of so many of the world’s great wisdom traditions? In this workshop-in-a-book, Charles T. Tart shows why: the seeming simplicity of the awakened state belies its transformative effect on the lives of those who strive for it. His easy-to-use exercises put within everyone’s reach the elusive art of “waking up” to life in the glorious present moment.

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for working through their addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Created by a psychologist who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs and a marriage and family therapist who works for Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, this mindfulness training workbook is effective for treating the emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief that lie at the heart of addiction. No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook help readers process their grief, determine the function their addiction is serving, and replace the addiction with healthy coping behaviors.

This practical primer shows you how you can apply CBT techniques in your life and focus on using altered patterns of thinking to achieve goals and overcome problems. It explains what CBT is, how you can use it, and provides detailed examples that show you how to be more assertive, raise your self-esteem, and transform your mentality – becoming happier and more positive in the process. Updated to cover the growth of third-wave approaches to behavioral therapy, including mindfulness, the new edition of this classic book will help you turn your life around.

Now more useful than ever, Getting to Calm has been revised and updated with new research and fresh insights into successful parent-teen relationships.

Getting to Calm is a practical, realistic and ultimately reassuring guide to navigating one of the most challenging aspects of parenting today―staying calm and clearheaded during 14 of the most common hot-button situations that arise during the teen years, including:

  • When your teen is rude and sarcastic
  • When your smart teen gets into trouble with social media
  • When teen problems drive a wedge between you and your spouse
  • When your teen is acting like a spoiled brat
  • When you’re worried you’re losing your teen
  • When teens are mean

With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenage brain, Drs. Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt provide clear and useful tools for parents, giving them effective new ways to manage their own emotions in the heat of the moment with their teen while maintaining―and even gaining―closeness.

Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn’t kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength.

It doesn’t just happen automatically; it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn’t something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop. To build strength out of adversity, we need a catalyst. What we need, according to Dr. Alex Lickerman, is wisdom–wisdom that adversity has the potential to teach us.

Lickerman’s underlying premise is that our ability to control what happens to us in life may be limited, but we have the ability to establish a life-state to surmount the suffering life brings us.

You already have the power to transform your life. Within the pages of this book is a proven system for making it happen. No more wishing, dreaming, trying and failing at real transformation. Learn and apply the strategies that have helped thousands achieve life, business, and relationship transformations that have them operating at a higher level than they ever dreamed!

Stop letting your life unfold before you. Create the life you really want! Achieve the measurable and dramatic increases in performance and profits that have been achieved by the likes of the US Army and Marine Corps, Amgen, AT&T, Microsoft, Intel, Allianz, and Capital One who all applied the strategies you’ll find here.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers evidence-based, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you’re a mental health professional or a general reader, you’ll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.

An experienced child psychiatrist shows parents how to end conflicts in their families. Inspires parents with real-life examples that will change the way parents think about and solve their familys problems. Teaches better ways to communicate and how to create a support network shows when its time to get professional help. Includes a comprehensive appendix with numerous helpful resources.

Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understand and experience our true nature, which is a field of pure consciousness.When we understand our true


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