How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs
Author: Rachel Jeffs
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Author: Herschel Walker,Gary Brozek,Jerry Mungadze,Charlene Maxfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents the life of the Heisman trophy winner, discussing his impoverished childhood, his development as a teenage athlete, his college and NFL professional career, his success as a businessman, and his diagnosis and treatment for dissociative identity disorder.
Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus
Author: Russell Willingham
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as what all addicts have in common the hunt of the malnourished heart where to find the courage to face the dark side wrestling with shame and grace the healing effect of radical honesty This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.
Discover the Victory of Total Surrender
Author: Beth Moore
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Now available in paperback and one of Beth Moore's most popular writings to date, Breaking Free is the breakthrough book on how to overcome the strongholds of sin and discover a better life.
Pathways to Wellness
Author: Jesse H. Wright,Laura W. McCray
Publisher: Guilford Press
When it comes to treating depression, one size definitely doesn't fit all. How do you find the science-based treatment that will work for you? What can you do to restore the fighting spirit and motivation that are so essential for overcoming this illness? Leading psychiatrist-researcher Jesse Wright and his daughter, Laura McCray, a family physician, have helped many thousands of depressed patients discover effective pathways to wellness. Here they describe powerful treatment tools and present a flexible menu of self-help strategies you can try today or turn to in the future. Dozens of easy-to-use worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed from the companion Web page. Learn proven ways to break the cycle of negative thinking, restore energy and a sense of well-being, strengthen your relationships, and make informed decisions about medications. You can beat depression and keep your life headed in a positive direction. This book shows how.
Author: Lauren Brooke
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it's much more than that. Heartland is like no other place -- it's a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused horses learn to trust again. Pegasus is all Amy has left of her past, but he's steadily growing weaker. Amy's trying to care for him and hold Heartland together. She's striving to do just what her mother would have done, but everything is beginning to unravel. It will take all of Amy's courage to let go of her mother's legacy, but it is the only way that she will break free and find her own.
Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice
Author: Sol Stern
Comparing his own education at one of the best public schools in New York City to the education received by his sons, the author examines how the quality of education is being overshadowed by unions, bureaucracy, and "progressive" fads.
Innovation as an Engine for Student Success
Author: Allison Zmuda
Allison Zmuda analyzes and dispels harmful untruths that have inhibited student learning for decades and offers ideas for combating them. --from publisher description
self-reparenting for a new life
Author: Muriel James
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Category: Family & Relationships
Author: Brian Armstrong
You're About to Discover the Secrets of How to Quit Your Job and Work For Yourself... "Fully 80% of all your chances of achieving financial independence in life will come from reading...this book." - Brian Tracy Are you spending 8 hours a day doing something you don't truly love? It's time to follow your dream of quitting your job to work for yourself! Inside you will discover... . How to get started while still at your current job . Three ways to smooth the transition and minimize financial risk . Why you don't need an original idea to start a successful company . Seven exercises to discover what business you should start . How to incorporate, protect your assets, get important tax benefits, and start accepting payments right away . Seven businesses you can start for under $100 Fully 74% of millionaires in the U.S. are self made - they went to work for themselves! What are you waiting for?
Author: Caleb Monroe
Category: Young Adult Fiction
After years of living in solitude, Jacob developed agoraphobia. The idea of taking one small step outside of his house awakens tormenting thoughts. He retreats further inside himself and the tomb of safety his house has become. A chance encounter with a mythical creature leaves Jacob with no other option than to stand up and face his fears.
True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery
Author: Abby Sher
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Tells the stories of three girls who survived sexual slavery and how they are now working to help others who face the same struggle.
The Key to Empowerment, Happiness and Fulfillment
Author: David Samuel Green
Publisher: Lmh Pub
In Breaking Free, the author carefully unpacks how to break free from the shackles of the past by allowing you to understand yourself based on the issues that you faced so as to create a new self. This new self is created through the power of the mind and taking hold of the spirtual dimension of life. It results in you being empowered to face the future with courage by taking control of your life and fulfilling your God-given purpose and potential.
A Recovery Handbook for ``Facing Codependence''
Author: Pia Mellody
In her pioneering Facing Codependence, Pia Mellody traced the origins of codependence back to childhood and a wide range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence. Based on such concepts as the "precious child" and the five core symptoms of codependence, along with the Twelve-Step process of recovery used by Codependents Anonymous, Breaking Free provides strategies and insights for attacking the fundamental problem in codependence--the lack of dependence on self. In a three-part approach to recovery, Mellody first shows recovering codependents how to move beyond denial of their childhood history of abuse. She then offers techniques to identify concrete ways in which the symptoms of codependence operate in their lives. Finally, Mellody guides users through the process of identifying and recording specific instances of improvement in their lives as an aid to greater self-awareness and further recovery.
Author: Cathryn Fox
Publisher: Cathryn Fox
Spring Break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, AKA Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She wants only to party down with the rest of her classmates. At least her hot, darkly mysterious bodyguard— deep undercover as her dorm’s resident assistant—gives her something to fantasize about during her boring nights in confinement. When Alaska wins a campus radio contest, and is gifted with a special invitation to an exclusive island, she knows it’s her chance to break free. After all, Eden is a place where no one knows her name, so what danger could possibly come to her? But when danger appears in the form of a masked man who takes control of all her pleasures, tapping into her darkest fantasies, she begins to wonder if her undercover lover, and the mysterious bodyguard who’s deep undercover, are one in the same…
How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want
Author: Sheldon Kardener,Monika Olofsson Kardener
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
These are some of the issues addressed by the Kardeners in Breaking Free: How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want. Why do our best intentions so often go awry? What prompts people to engage in behaviors that have the opposite outcome from what they wished to have happened? What attracts us to our mates and then alienates us from them—only to find similar difficulties in subsequent relationships? How and why do we get in our own way of success? What contributes to distress within a person, between people, communities and nations?
How to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business
Author: Chris Lauer
Category: Business & Economics
Offers insights into the decisions, ideas, and tips required to make self-employment a reality.
Author: Teresa Reasor
Publisher: Teresa Reasor
When LIEUTENANT ADAM “HAWK” YAZZIE rescues ENSIGN BRETT “CUTTER” WEAVER during a mission in Iraq, his faith in his team’s loyalty is shaken. Someone in the team attacked Cutter and left him for dead. But who? ZOE WEAVER races to her brother Brett’s bedside. He stood by her while she fought her way back from a devastating injury, and she’s determined to do the same for him. Though drawn to Hawk’s good looks and steady strength, she’s reluctant to get involved with a man in uniform. But with Brett lying in a coma, Hawk may prove the key to what happened to her brother. Hawk is torn between loyalty to his men and his need to see justice done. When he tries to save a troubled teammate’s career, he unwittingly puts Zoe’s life in danger. Can he lead the rest of the team in a rescue operation to save her? Or will one of Hawk's brothers in arms destroy the woman he loves?
Author: Tanya J. Peterson
Publisher: Althea Press
If you want to do more in your life than tread water, run from problems, and just exist let the simple, accessible tools provided in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps show you how living a meaningful, purposeful life is as simple as A - C - T. I ve tried self-help books, but they didn t help me feel happy I ve made progress in the past, but it didn t last I try to get rid of the negative stuff my mind comes up with, and I m tired of having my efforts fail If you relate to any of these common experiences, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also referred to as ACT, may significantly improve the quality and direction of your life. The Mayo Clinic and National Institute of Mental Health have recognized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an effective mode of therapy for working through particularly stubborn or troubling emotional difficulties. Certified counselor Tanya J. Peterson applies the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with her clients who feel emotionally stuck. She has also used ACT personally to work through a personal tragedy that left her struggling with residual limitations. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: A Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Life is both a complete resource for understanding ACT and a collection of exercises to help you apply the principles of ACT in your own life. This book is an accessible, every-person s guide for building your personal set of practical ACT skills and moving towards a life lived in harmony with your personal values. ACT 101 This easy-to-use book begins with examples of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in practice, then pairs the main pathologies and principles into 3 steps, and finally, explores each of them in 3 step-specific chapters. The six pathologies of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy include: Fusion, Avoidance, Lost Values, Attachment to Self, Uncertain Values, and Unworkable Action. PRACTICE MAKES PROGESS Guided writing exercise and visualizations can be done once, or multiple times as you move through various life challenges by applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. LIVE IN THE MOMENT Mindfulness practice plays a big role in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Learn how to connect to the present moment and stay in that moment to disentangle yourself from the confusing web of thoughts and emotions, and get in touch with what s going on around you. With this accessible guide and workbook for everyday life, you will quickly and easily learn and apply ACT, without all the theoretical assumptions and jargon. By choosing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps you re on the path to a mindful, high-quality life. "
Author: Lucie Montpetit
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Category: Health & Fitness
Many factors of twenty first century life are impacting negatively on our quality of sleep and self-restorative functions. The pressure for increased productivity, less than ideal diet, constant technological changes, environmental pollution and unrealistic self expectations mean that a growing number of people are suffering from debilitating and persistent fatigue. This book explains the body-mind balance and how it can be destabilised resulting in fatigue. It combines practical ways to measure energy levels and identify stressors with concrete suggestions for how to modify habits, detoxify lifestyles and tackle daily challenges head on. The author employs her vast professional and personal experience of conquering Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to address the physiological and psychological factors affecting our energy levels, from diet and environment, to breathing and the internal workings of our bodies. This detailed and comprehensive guide offer a fresh outlook for anyone who suffers from general fatigue, stress and conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Depression and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction as well as the professionals who work with them.