Book Reviews

Lessons From the Twelve Archangels: Divine Intervention in Daily Life

Lessons From the Twelve Archangels

Most people don’t expect to encounter angels in a biology lab, but that’s exactly where Womack met Archangel Gabriel and began her journey as a healer and conduit for angelic energy.

This gently written text is channeled from the higher realms and meant to awaken each reader’s spirituality by the best means possible. Each individual faces different challenges on the path of growth and higher empowerment; the lessons and daily Angelic Messages in this book are intended to help each of us reach our highest potential in the most direct manner for us.

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

Will the real Bill Murray please stand up! Despite his success and years in the spotlight, Bill Murray is still, in many respects, an enigma. Schnakenberg, who spilled the beans on William Shatner and Christopher Walken, now gives readers a fun, fact-filled look behind the curtains of Murray’s life.

Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!

Breakfast for Dinner

This is the perfect year to put this bestseller front and center for the holidays!

This year has topped the charts for drama and stress. Time for a little fun and food, and that’s just what Breakfast for Dinner is offering.

If You Love Honey: Nature’s Connections

If You Love Honey

Dawn Publications has outdone itself with Honey. Beautifully written and illustrated, it buzzes like the bees, describing nature’s cycles with animation and in great detail. Butterflies, ladybugs, dogs, bears, rabbits, worms, and bold blue jays join the bees on this teaching adventure through the wild.

There are projects for further exploration for children, parents, and teachers at the end of the book, along with a resource list.

Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

Raising Can-Do Kids

The world is changing at record speed, and the rules for succeeding are changing with it. Parents want to pave the way for their children and give them an edge in an increasingly competitive environment. However, many child specialists say removing obstacles and facilitating children’s progress may not be the best way to prepare them for adulthood.

Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

If your customers don’t already know TinyBuddha.com, encourage them to look it up online. Hugely successful since the early days of the Internet, Deschene has parlayed her own search for serenity and insight into 800,000 Facebook likes and 1,000 blog contributors, who provide narratives in support of her connect-don’t-distance philosophy. Some of those contributors’ empowering stories are featured in this book.

The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine: Memoirs of a Medical Intuitive

The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine

Authors McRae and Miners artfully blend loss and pain with spirituality and healing in this beautiful and well-written memoir, The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine. The book recounts McRae’s childhood and her early psychic experiences as an “accidental” medical intuitive.

Dr. McRae’s stories of healing will touch the hearts and minds of readers that are ready to experience the art of change, the power of intention, and the ability of therapeutic touch to heal others.

Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation Through Story

Remapping Your Mind

Authors Mehl-Madrona and Mainguy, directors at the Coyote Institute for Studies of Change and Transformation, offer an alternative view of memory and how to use it for self healing in their new book, Remapping Your Mind.

FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are

FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are

Founder of WeStopHate.org, Rigal has been on both sides of this issue: a hater and the hated. She eventually turned it all into a learning experience and, now, a creative, powerful, and savvy little book. Filled with Rigal’s lively drawings, the book presents more like a personal journal than a self-help tome. Be assured, however, the content is well-organized, well thought-out, and always on point.

On an Open Fire: Roasting, Barbecuing, Cooking

On an Open Fire

Just in time for Labor Day and last-chance, end-of-summer gatherings, this beautifully designed book will inspire your customers to recreate the magic of cooking and eating around a campfire. Not just steak and shish kebabs, this one has simple and clearly written instructions for Campfire Coffee, Sourdough Pancakes, Cowboy Beans, Bread on a Stick, Hunter’s Stew, Peach Cobbler, and Baked Camembert. Photographs show each step in the process.

Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings

Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom

“This is Christian hope: that the future is in God’s hands.” Pope Francis has breathed true renewal and optimism into battered Roman Catholicism. His step down from the pedestal toward the flock has brought comfort and guidance to many who were feeling abandoned and misled.

This collection of brief quotes from his teachings is a handy reminder of the wisdom that has reached across a widening abyss to touch the lives of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time

Reset Your Child’s Brain

Some parents already suspect it, some don’t want to know, but Dunckley did want to know. Her clinical practice was showing her disturbing symptoms in children which seemed to parallel the proliferation of electronic devices. She did an intensive study of the research, seeking out credible (although not always popular) studies that indicate a relationship between children’s e-device use and a dramatic rise in diagnoses among that population for bipolar disease, ADD, autism spectrum disorders, and even tic disorders.

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

It’s the ultimate vision quest: nine weeks in a coma following a heart attack. As he laid in the hospital bed unconscious, Don Miguel travelled through other realms, meeting both the living and the dead. He revisited his life, watching from his new perspective, and understanding why he knew what he knew and how he had learned it.

The Sacred Ego: Making Peace With Ourselves and Our World

The Sacred Ego

Bonheim was born to German Jews who fled the Nazis and then returned to Germany after the war. It was in this context that she began wrestling with the myth of Eve, the women who plunged humans into a dark vortex by socializing with a snake. From that starting point she tackled the larger issues of duality. Soon she was analyzing the human ego and its attributions, concluding that the human ego deserved respect rather than blame. She then began exploring the reintegration of repressed aspects of the human psyche.

What Would Buddha Say? 1501 Right-Speech Teachings for Communicating Mindfully

What Would Buddha Say?

Part of the Following Buddha series, this book makes a powerful contribution to mindfulness practice. Readers don’t need to know anything about Buddha or Buddhism. The book is not religious, and its spiritual aspects are presented so neutrally as to be barely noticeable. What is obvious is commonsense and a generosity of spirit.

“Right Speech asks you to be aware of how you actually use the energy of your words.” It’s something we all understand at our core but something we rarely take the time to practice. What Would Buddha Say? is meant to be a gentle daily reminder.

Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening, and Preserving—With Over 100 Recipes!

Getting Laid

Do your customers know that mushrooms may be toxic to chickens? Barb Webb knows and she’s put it into chart form—just one of many helpful graphics distributed through this neuvo-eco guidebook to help readers reclaim their food, their lifestyles, and their health.

Thailand’s Best Street Food: The Complete Guide to Streetside Dining in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Other Areas

Thailand’s Best Street Food

Unlike the fast food franchises taking over Thailand, no two outdoor food vendors make exactly the same food using exactly the same recipe. That’s part of the fun of eating on the street in Thailand.

Chawadee Nualkhair, financial journalist turned foodie, takes readers through the ins and outs of eating at food stalls all over Thailand. She has divided the country into sections and provided a map for each section. She’s included only long-time, popular vendors in the book, indicating each vendor’s specialty.

Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships

Buddhism for Couples

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness and self-awareness continues to influence therapeutic process in the West. This compassionate approach is proving to be highly successful in everything from stress reduction to severe addiction. Sarah Napthali has turned those practices in the direction of domestic relationships. She uses her own decades-long marriage to illustrate much of what she shares.

Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing

Love in Every Stitch

In a world filled with healing bears, devil’s hats, toasty mittens, Grammie’s dolls, and the smell of wool, sunshine is a color—or so Lee Gant tells us. It’s a world where cancer patients, addicts, foster kids, and other struggling people come together to embrace life and fill their world with color and pattern. It’s the world of knitting and knitters.

Good Dog, Happy Baby: Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Child

Good Dog, Happy Baby

Studies show that children who have dogs tend to be healthier and better adjusted than those who don’t. But what if the canine predates the child? What if the family pet doesn’t want or like the new addition? Michael Wombacher tells readers it is possible to prevent that problem, but it is important to begin preparing the dog(s) before the baby’s arrival.

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