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Redefining Beautiful

Author : Jenna Lucado Bishop
ISBN : 9781418579982
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Not feeling very beautiful? Learn what beauty is from God's perspective. Revolve speaker Jenna Lucado has teamed up with her dad, Max Lucado, to bring girls a fresh perspective on what they need to live a life of peace, joy, and confidence. What does God see when He looks at them? And how does a girl catch that vision? Jenna reveals life accessories that are essential, and which single accessory is a real must-have to give teens a look they love—a look that says they are comfortable with who they are and secure and confident. What’s the all-important accessory? Love from a father. But what happens when there is no loving father in sight, no daddy to tell them they are beautiful? Through conversational “girl time” Jenna reveals that when we look to God as our Father, He can change our focus, our look, and our lives. With affirmation from Max, Redefining Beautiful will change the way girls look at God, themselves, and the people around them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Redefining Beauty

Author : Karla K. Morton
ISBN : 0976005166
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 53.50 MB
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Poetry. Women's Studies. REDEFINING BEAUTY grew out of author Karla K. Morton's journey through her own diagnosis, treatment and recovery from breast cancer. In a series of passionate and powerful poems, accompanied by photographer Walter Eagleton's striking black and white images, REDEFINING BEAUTY offers readers hope and comfort through its intimate candor, good-humored defiance and unfiltered honesty. A lifelong poet, as well as a wife and mother of two, Morton was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, 2008. In search of information to help her fight the disease, Morton turned to books. She found facts and statistics. She found self-help books. "But I needed more," she says. "I needed some grit, a leather strap between my teeth. And when I couldn't find what I needed, I simply wrote my way through it."
Category: Health & Fitness

Under A Desert Sky

Author : Lynne Hartke
ISBN : 9781493407293
Genre : Religion
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There comes a time in life when we find ourselves in the desert place of burning questions. Why? Why me? But even as we shake our fist heavenward, the heart whispers another question. Who? Who are you, God? It is a question of relationship, a question we all murmur in the hardest places. Against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, Lynne Hartke asks her own hard questions as cancer arrives like a thief with one goal: to take it all. Hair. The contents of a stomach. A marriage. A life. As her days become a blur of doctors' appointments, treatments, and surgeries, she wrestles with a tumble of tangled emotions, a shaken faith, and self-doubt. Cancer is now not only threatening her own life, but, in a surprising twist, the lives of both her parents as well. Through her raw, lyrical words, Hartke invites fellow sojourners to discover that in life's hardest places, they are not alone in their fear, they are not foolish to hope, and they are never forgotten by a loving, pursuing God. Never.
Category: Religion

Redefining Realness

Author : Janet Mock
ISBN : 9781476709123
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A journalist and activist who was profiled in a 2011 Marie Claire feature outlines bold perspectives on the realities of being young, multi-racial, economically challenged and transgender in today's America, recounting her disadvantaged youth and decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery at the age of 18 before pursuing a career and falling in love.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Autism And The God Connection

Author : William Stillman
ISBN : 9781402219788
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Everyone who seeks a more compassionate and wise life will benefit from this wonderful, insightful, and beautiful book. It is a very short step from understanding autism and the God connection to understanding you and the God Connection. ---Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and The Dancing Wu Li Master "Autism and the God Connection is a compelling, powerful and thought-provoking book. Mr. Stillman describes the discoveries that unfold from conversations that he has with people that have a difficult time with conventional communication. He is able to see, feel and hear people from different perspectives." --Nicki Fischer, executive director, publisher and editor, The Autism Perspective Magazine Autism impacts one out of every 166 children--ten times higher than just ten years ago. Despite the international scrambling of scientists to provide an explanation, there remains no single known cause for the rise in autism. Autism and the God Connection views autism through a spiritual prism, unlocking its hidden meaning. Through countless interviews William Stillman documents extraordinary examples of spiritual giftedness. Autism and the God Connection boldly challenges our traditionally held beliefs about people with disabilities. Readers looking for hope, inspiration and a deeper understanding of their loved ones will appreciate the affirming anecdotes of ordinary families.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN : 9780465037896
Genre : Psychology
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Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right? In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman—who was relegated to special education as a child—sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person's personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, Ungifted proves that anyone—even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time—can become great.
Category: Psychology


Author : Eric Wilson
ISBN : 9780847848607
Genre : Celebrities
File Size : 90.16 MB
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An inspiring celebration of the evolving definition of beauty, from the captivating muses of the Swinging Sixties to today's unique, nontraditional beauties, as seen through the Wilhelmina modeling agency, a world-renowned arbiter of beauty and fashion. For fifty years, some of the most beautiful people in the world have passed through the doors of the Wilhelmina modeling agency. Through its storied trajectory, the agency has worked with the world's best talent, from supermodels to presidents' wives, rock stars to reality stars. Wilhelmina's sharp eye for discovering new and truly unique talent prompted the careers of A-list celebrities and models, including Anjelica Huston, Beverly Johnson, Chris Brown, Gia Carangi, Isabella Rossellini, Jessica Simpson, Naomi Sims, Alex Lundqvist, Zoe Saldana, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Patti Hansen, and Whitney Houston. This book is a celebration of the iconic imagery and dazzling individuals that have shaped the agency's legacy for the last fifty years. The striking photographs by masters of fashion photography are accompanied by essays defining beauty and exclusive quotes by renowned tastemakers and authoritative figures on beauty--from literati to pop stars, fashion icons to musicians, and Hollywood royalty to digital-media superstars (e.g., Lauren Hutton, Karl Lagerfeld, Cyndi Lauper to Diana Vreeland and Sonia Rykiel). An unprecedented and inspiring conversation, this book is a must-have for lovers of beauty, style, and popular culture.
Category: Celebrities

The New 10

Author : Dawn McIntyre
ISBN : 9781614480068
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 52.97 MB
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The New 10 is a profound forty day program and part of my personal mission to redefine beauty. Believing that I was fat and ugly for the majority of my life affected my sense of self-worth and self-esteem to the degree that I kept repeating self-sabotaging patterns until even the pain of that became too unbearable. I began to witness the same patterns in women and teens all around me and so in the name of all you women and teens, this program comes from my heart to yours. Recognizing and living by the inner beauty that intrinsically exists within us all is not difficult. With the intention and commitment to live a boldly beautiful life, this book will transform you from the inside out, with ease and grace. This program will teach you many things, including: How to create beautiful thoughts as well as the value of doing so, What are ecstatic emotions and how do we maintain them, How to put the "sexy" back into self-esteem, regardless of your age, size or race, How having a wealth of well-being can help you to manifest a boldly beautiful life, Learn to love being physically active, What a healthy self-image is and how to have it, How to develop the qualities of courage, inner peace and patience, The wisdom of listening to your intuition and how to hear its unique voice in all circumstances ... and much more! It is my hope that this book touches you deeply and inspires you to embrace the beauty of you, the goddess within, and express her boldly in the world.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Atlas Of Beauty

Author : Mihaela Noroc
ISBN : 9780399579967
Genre : Photography
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Based on the author's online photography project, this stunning collection features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories. Since 2013 photographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity of beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs celebrating women from all corners of the world, revealing that beauty is everywhere, and that it comes in many different sizes and colors. Noroc's colorful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. Packaged as a gift-worthy, hardcover book, The Atlas of Beauty presents a fresh perspective on the global lives of women today.
Category: Photography

Suicidegirls Inked

Author : Missy Suicide
ISBN : 1623260736
Genre : Art
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The SuicideGirls are a collection of more than 2,500 pin-up girls devoted to changing your idea about what makes a woman beautiful ... and they are naked. Started in Portland, Oregon, by Missy Suicide and her friends in 2001, the SuicideGirls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl ideal as defined by men's and women's magazines and the culture at large. SuicideGirls was born in an era when tattoos were still taboo. Now, when ink is everywhere you look, the SuicideGirls still push the boundaries. The photos in this book celebrate the beautiful, heavily inked ladies with more than the casual butterfly. Our bodies are our canvases, and the SuicideGirls in this book have chosen to adorn every inch of theirs. A collection of heavily illustrated SuicideGirls from around the world adorn the pages of this 204-page book.
Category: Art