New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion
The anger of others is often the roadblock to your achieving your goals. Shrand reveals what happens inside the brain when the dark forces of anger begin to erupt. He outlines techniques for recognizing the many forms of anger and tapping into your brain's powerful anger management zone.
An explosive, sweeping account of the pedophile scandal that has sent the Catholic church into a tailspin and the fight to bring it to justice.
Authors Chris Putnam and Thomas Horn follow up their 2012 publication Petrus Romanus: the final Pope is here with new findings such as: the Vatican's plan for the arrival of an alien god, secret files in the Vatican library on the reality of the alien presence, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R and the hidden quest for the "Fallen Star", and more--Adapted from P.  of cover.
Draws on research to offer strategies for adopting a high-hope attitude and shaping a successful future, and provides real-life examples of people who create hope and have changed the lives of their communities.
The minister of San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church and his wife discuss how they transformed the church into a refuge for the disenfranchised and reveal how their childhood experiences and evolving love for each other shaped their calling.
Writer, philosopher, and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader through three thousand years of mythology, misogyny, misinformation, and the flat-out lies about "revealed truth" that continue to muddle our ability to live a peaceful life, free of guilt and shame and the ultimate fear of death.
In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. He examines not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen's description of Aldous Huxley as "The stupid person's idea of a clever person," but subtle insults as well, such as when someone insults us by reporting the insulting things others have said about us: "I never read bad reviews about myself," wrote entertainer Oscar Levant, "because my best friends invariably tell me about them." Irvine also considers the role insults play in our society: they can be used to cement relations, as when a woman playfully teases her husband, or to enforce a social hierarchy, as when a boss publicly berates an employee. He goes on to investigate the many ways society has tried to deal with insults-by adopting codes of politeness, for example, and outlawing hate speech-but concludes that the best way to deal with insults is to immunize ourselves against them: We need to transform ourselves in the manner recommended by Stoic philosophers. We should, more precisely, become insult pacifists, trying hard not to insult others and laughing off their attempts to insult us.
A practical guide that explores the architectural and spiritual components of the Catholic Church. Your local church is not only a physical place, but a spiritual home. In this thought-provoking book, Wuerl and Aquilina illuminate the importance of the Church in its many guises and examine the theological ideas behind the physical structure of churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. How is a church designed? What is the function of the altar? What does the nave represent? What is the significance of the choir loft? With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, these questions and many more will lead to answers that illuminate the history and practicality of Catholic life--Publisher's description.
Draws on the latest ideas in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and Eastern traditions to explain how to move beyond negative emotional patterns and achieve lasting emotional freedom.
A psychologist and business professor takes an in-depth look at decision-making, explaining the pitfalls people can avoid to stay on track with their decisions and reach their goals.
This updated edition of Dr. Leman's classic bestseller offers key insights into how birth order affects personality, marriage and relationships, parenting style, career, and children.
Describes the transformative "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" developed in 2005 and endorsed by the United Nations and the author that sought to regulate harmful corporate practices in the far reaching corners of the world and promote and sustain human rights.
"What if your disagreements could draw you closer? Every couple fights. In fact, successful couples disagree just as much as couples who don't go the distance. But a mountain of research shows what separates happy from not-so-happy marriages: they know how to resolve conflict. Happy couples have learned how to use disagreement to deepen their connection. Filled with practical advice that you can start using right now, 'The good fight' will show you what pitfalls to avoid when you argue, how to use conflict for good and how to diffuse anger. 'The good fight' will help you see your partner as an ally, not an adversary, as you learn how even the worst arguments can help strengthen your marriage"--From publisher description.
A developmental psychologist argues that children who are freed to follow their own interests through self-directed play will become better learners and achievers than the way they learn in modern school, which he says shows them that learning is work and not fun.
"A teacher of Celtic spirituality, Frank MacEowen shows how embracing the indigenous wisdom of Scotland and Ireland can lead to healing and transcendence. Using his own travels and teachings along with Celtic stories and myths, he explores ancient traditions, eco-psychology, the ancient mother, altars and hearths, Oran Mor (the Great Song), contemplation, and mysticism. The book tells how to draw on ancestral roots to find a personal spirituality that also works for the greater good"--Amazon.