Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
Author: Ken Wilber
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.
Release on 2012-02-28 | by Lilly Ledbetter,Lanier Scott Isom
My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
Author: Lilly Ledbetter,Lanier Scott Isom
Pubpsher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The courageous story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation. Lilly Ledbetter was born in a house with no running water or electricity in the small town of Possum Trot, Alabama. She knew that she was destined for something more, and in 1979, Lilly applied for her dream job at the Goodyear tire factory. Even though the only women she’d seen there were secretaries in the front offices where she’d submitted her application, she got the job—one of the first women hired at the management level. Though she faced daily discrimination and sexual harassment, Lilly pressed onward, believing that eventually things would change. Until, nineteen years later, Lilly received an anonymous note revealing that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position. Devastated, she filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which she won—and then heartbreakingly lost on appeal. Over the next eight years, her case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost again: the court ruled that she should have filed suit within 180 days of her first unequal paycheck--despite the fact that she had no way of knowing that she was being paid unfairly all those years. In a dramatic moment, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her dissent from the bench, urging Lilly to fight back. And fight Lilly did, becoming the namesake of President Barack Obama's first official piece of legislation. Today, she is a tireless advocate for change, traveling the country to urge women and minorities to claim their civil rights. Both a deeply inspiring memoir and a powerful call to arms, Grace and Grit is the story of a true American icon.
Coming soon as a Major Motion Picture Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.
The apostle Paul. The converted terrorist, inspired author, amazing teacher, and patient mentor.This colossal figure strode boldly onto the stage of the first-century world and left an indelible signature of greatness never to be forgotten. His life? Magnificent! And his ministry? Impressive. While assigned sainthood by some today, by his own description he was "the chief of all sinners." No other person in the Bible, aside from Christ Himself, had a more profound influence on his world and ours than Paul. He was a man of real grit, with a firmness of mind and spirit and unyielding courage in the face of personal hardship and danger. Tough, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine mission with unflinching resolve. And God used him mightily to turn the world upside down for Christ in his generation. But Paul's message and his style were also marked by gentle grace. This man, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and explained grace better than any of his contemporaries. Why? Because he never got over his own gratitude as a recipient of it. God's super-abounding grace transformed this once-violent aggressor into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. A man with that much grit desperately needed that much grace. Perhaps that's why Paul's life is such a source of hope for us. If the chief of sinners can be forgiven and become God's chosen vessel, can He not forgive and use us as well? He can, if we too become people of both grace and grit. Paul is the sixth of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from God's Word and searching them to find the qualities that made them great. Join us for an exciting, in-depth look at this amazing life, as only Chuck Swindoll can describe it: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
Release on 2014-11-22 | by Bishop Dr. Cynthia King Bolden Gardner
Author: Bishop Dr. Cynthia King Bolden Gardner
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Christ in you, the HOPE of glory... By God’s grace, the weak, the base, the foolish are lifted out of the dust and the GRIT and molded to perfection, ‘IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS.’ THIS BOOK INCLUDES THE STARTUP PROGRAM TO CREATE A KING’S KIDS BOOTCAMP. THE ACTUAL STARTUP KIT, INCLUDING INCORPORATION AND NONPROFIT PAPERS MAY BE OBTAINED FOR $275 at APOSTLE GARDNER (601) 780-0297
Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents
Author: Fritzi Gros-Daillon
Category: Family & Relationships
The challenges of moving the elderly from one home to the next are frequently faced by both generations: seniors and their adult children. This book of compelling stories about this later-in-life event, often unexpected in its timing and scope, delivers points of view from the parents, adult children, and professional move managers. These real-life issues of communication, downsizing decisions pertaining to personal possessions, and sharing and sustaining memories convey the love, compassion, disappointment, and perseverance experienced by those coping through this difficult transitional time, reminding readers that they are not alone. The grace and grit exhibited in these true stories—from loved ones, friends, and other regular people—will bring solace through inspiration.
YEARS OF GRACE AND GRIT: GROWING UP ON AN ILLINOIS FARM written in collaboration with siblings, relates the story of what it was like growing up on a midwestern farm during and following the Great Depression. It describes a close-knit family led by parents whose faith, creativity, and grit enabled them to retain ownership of the farm when scores around them were losing theirs to foreclosure. Beginning with a description of the picturesque region and historic small town of Mt. Carroll, the narrative traces the family's sense of roots from German immigrants, then characterizes each of the six siblings, focusing on significance of birth order and interrelationships, along with a fascinating discussion of unique family expressions. One chapter deals with what it was like to attend a small, one-room country school with one teacher for all eight grades. Another chapter, "The Flavor of a Family," discusses how this family raised almost everything needed, buying only staples, and is filled with nearly fifty recipes, ranging from kuchen to rivel soup to cheese pie.. A climactic chapter focuses on the family's legacy of faith. Narrated with tenderness and humor, this family memoir depicts a life of grace and true grit, which can be appreciated even by those who do not have country origins.
How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within
Author: Daina Middleton
Category: Business & Economics
There is no mistaking that inequality in the workplace is still prevalent in the form of salary inequity and unequal representation in leadership and board positions. Too often conversations about inequality can lead to men and women believing they are alike. Women and men are not the same, biologically or psychologically, and these differences lead to significant dissimilarities in how each approaches leadership situations. Grace Meets Grit navigates the previously unexplored subject of gender differences in the workplace specifically applied to critical leadership behaviors. Leadership behaviors are what make us all successful in the workplace. They are how we are evaluated against our peers and what we use to solve problems when working in teams. We also know that the most effective organizations work diligently to optimize these leadership behaviors. Through stories of extraordinary, courageous women, Grace Meets Grit shows how to compensate for your innate style by "dialing up" leadership qualities you may not naturally possess. Middleton empowers women, in particular, to embrace their innate qualities and anticipate and apply behaviors expected of their male counterparts to help level the playing field. The end result is fewer misunderstandings in the workplace and higher performance from both individual leaders and teams.
nikki's second book of poetry ventures into self empowerment and what it means to feel happy and fulfilled in the modern world. she explores the power of the human spirit and its resiliency as she draws upon her own inner awakenings. nikki's words promote the power of self love and how to practice this life changing habit.
Adoption offers a powerful testimony of grace in a world of unwanted pregnancies and on demand abortion. But no one said adoption is easy. As an adoptive parent and pastor, who has counseled many adoptive parents, Brian Borgman knows there is another side to adoption that we are often reluctant to talk about. Parenting is always a challenge, but parenting an adopted child can have some special challenges. Adoptive parents can experience much heartache and even guilt with their adopted children. Many suffer in silence. Borgman writes with a burden to minister to those who are struggling. After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption talks transparently and redemptively about the often unspoken problems adoptive parents face. Combining personal experience, biblical wisdom and a heart for people, Borgman recalls the humbling and difficult lessons God has taught him and his wife. This is not a success story, rather it’s a story of struggles and failures set in the broader context of a God who is gracious and continually teaches us the meaning of adoption.