2019-2020 Power Reads
Professional and Personal Development:
Work IT- Carrie Kerpen
You don't have to be a #Girlboss or "lean in" to have a dream career and live a life you love.
In Work It, CEO of Likeable Media and popular podcast host Carrie Kerpen shares lessons from her career and an "advisory board" of powerful women in a wide range of industries to help women everywhere make their aspirations a reality. Packed with actionable tips and stories from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, and Reshma Saujani, this inspiring book reveals their counterintuitive secrets for success
Abundance NOW - Lisa Nichols &
New York Times bestselling author, Personal Transformation guru, and life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today, Lisa Nichols shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances—while creating a legacy for others to follow.
Die Empty- Todd Henry
One of the best books of the year. Passionate, practical and powerful, Todd will help you do more and do it better, starting right now." - Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
The key is embracing the idea that time is finite, so you should focus on the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day.
"Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful." -- New York Times Book Review
Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
The Slight EDGE - Jeff Olson
The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.
Health and Wellness:
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Managing Diabetes Fast-Track gives you critical yet practical insight to help manage the disease and minimize the risks. You will learn how to manage daily diet choices, as well long-term dietary habits so the illness doesn't progress. You will also learn the simple lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference and take your health from suffering to thriving.
The Event- Monica L. Strange
The journey through this book allows the reader to recognize what was once an important event in their life can be transformed to an abundant life experience filled with love, gratitude, forgiveness and faith. There are points of reflection and opportunity to pen one’s own experience; which causes a deeper engagement and connection while reading.
Who Are You? What Do You Want?:
Mike Ukieja & Robert Lorbert
An innovative yet practical new approach to reaching goals and attaining success.
This book offers a direct link to understanding one?s own motivations and goals, and guides readers through a self-exploratory process that begins with four simple questions:
? Who are you and what do you want?
? Where are you and why are you here?
? What will you do and how will you do it?
? Who are your allies and how can they help?
A proven program from #1 New York Times bestselling author and brain researcher Dr. Daniel Amen to help you change your brain and improve your memory today!
Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life . . . but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost.
The Energy Bus- Jon Gordon
The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!
The Mind Gut
Connection- Emeran Mayer
In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health.
Creating Moments of Joy- Jolene Brackey
The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer's, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger.
The MacArthur Study Bible- Dr. John MacArthur
The key to successfully transforming your life, and Being Incredibly Well, is to change the way you think, seeing yourself as God sees you and affirming what God says about you. Through this book, you can experience wholeness and freedom in absolutely every aspect of your life. This is what it means to “Be Incredibly Well”!
Translated - Pastor and Author, Gerald T. Dolphus
A classic resource, The MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study. Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work of more than 35 years
Fervent- Priscilla Shirer
You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted.
Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.
Favor Unleashed- Henry Fernandez
In Favor Unleashed, Fernandez takes you on an unparalleled adventure through God’s promises for every believer, empowering you to resist fear, doubt, unbelief, the opposition of others, and every other obstacle that comes against His purpose in your life.
He will show you how, with God’s help, you can:
Maintain your faith focus…Identify your spiritual calling
Redeem your mind and thoughts…Face adversity victoriously…Overcome rejection and fear
Truly realize that you are blessed
Fix Your Business- Melinda F. Emerson
Building on the success of her bestselling book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, Melinda Emerson is back with her new book, Fix Your Business, her 90-day plan to get control of your business and get back your life. Readers will get concrete advice on the problem areas of running a small business with a step-by-step turn around system to build a flourishing enterprise.
Purple Cow- Seth Godin
Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. In his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.
Pastor and author, Gerald T. Dolphus pens a valuable non-fiction, spiritual self-help book that aims to augment every aspect of one's life- marriage, personal relationships, finances, and business in his new publication, Translated.
The author's goal for writing this book is to facilitate a paradigm shift that causes individuals to rise above their environmental prisons. Therefore, this book is directed to anyone who feels as though they are stuck. According to Newton's first Law, an object that is at rest will stay at rest, unless an external force acts upon it. It is designed to snatch the readers out of their excuses and posture them into their prophetic destiny.
Dear Mary - Sarah Jakes
Hopeful, Inspiring Message
for Moms from Sarah Jakes
Writing in the form of letters, Sarah Jakes examines the life of Mary--and through Mary, Jesus--to better understand what a life of faith looks like. Maybe you struggle to trust God's will for your life. Perhaps you have fears and insecurities that keep you from realizing the joy God wants for you, or the thought of raising little ones overwhelms you. Through the example of Mary, discover the freedom that only true faith can bring.
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.
Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things- Ben Horowitz
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.