New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion
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.
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.
A hypnotist offers a practical approach to teaching readers how to control their minds, change their outlook, eliminate bad habits, and improve their lives in seven days.
"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.
Offers advice, step-by-step instructions, and inspiring stories to remove mental and lifestyle blocks that allow happiness to flow freely.
"From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes an exploration of the power of selling, which each of us does every day--whether we know it or not. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. More than fifteen million people earn their keep by convincing someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales--but so do the other eight out of nine. Whether we're entrepreneurs persuading funders, employees pitching colleagues, or parents and teachers cajoling kids, we spend our days trying to move others. Today, like it or not, we're all in sales. Or as Daniel H. Pink puts it, everyone is in the "moving business." In this provocative book, Pink offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. He shows that sales, whether pushing a product or peddling an idea, isn't what it used to be. Because of powerful economic changes, the glad-handing, truth-bending form of sales is a relic. In its place is a new approach to moving people that involves three very human qualities and four surprising skills. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Pink lays out the science for his counterintuitive insights, offers vivid examples and stories, and provides readers with tools to put the ideas into action. Smart yet accessible, bold yet well argued, this is the first book on sales for people who've never read a book about sales. It will change how you see your world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home"-- Provided by publisher.
"How to break free from the physical world and travel via the energy body"--Provided by publisher.
"Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. In Etched upon my heart", Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a "living epistle" to her daughters. For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example. As she writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry." Although great personal pain-her young son Hunter's death, her husband's infidelity-informs these pages, Kelly's story is ultimately one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope. Through the moments in time that Jill Kelly recounts, readers will recognize the daily reality and eternal value of God's plan for their own lives."--Jacket.
Explains how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that can increase resilience in difficult circumstances.
Don't let anger rule your life! Learn powerful, easy-to-use techniques for putting anger in its place with focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. By identifying trigger situations and replacing destructive patterns with positive, constructive ones, you'll learn to manage your anger.
Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, psychologist Jeremy Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain?s natural ?autopilot? to make any change stick.
Offering a plan for releasing fear and embracing gratitude, the acclaimed author of Spirit Junkies reveals how simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to miraculous changes in our daily lives.
A narrative account of the history of Christianity from its beginning to the end of the first millennium. The principal theme is the slow drama of the building of a Christian civilization. A major theme is the mission of Christians among different peoples in many regions of the ancient world including Ethiopia, Nubia, Armenia, Georgia, Persia, central Asia, India, China as well as among the Germanic peoples of northern Europe and the Slavic peoples in the Balkans and Russia.