Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-06-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
A fifteen-year-old boy is walking through a swirling fog on his way to school when a voice calls out, "Come here. We need to talk." Out of the mist emerges an old man with a white beard. He is a fantastic figure, as wizardly as Merlin, as wise as Socrates, as peaceful as Buddha. Whoever he is, the old man has appeared on that very day to change the boy's life. "You are old enough to learn about things," he says mysteriously. "And who is going to teach you but me?" The old man gives the boy four days of "soul training," a time of riddles, tricks, parables, and incredible twists that brings out surprising answers to each of four burning questions about spirituality: Do I have a soul? How do wishes come true? What is the supreme force in the universe? How can I change the world? "The old man with the white beard showed me the spiritual side of life," writes Deepak Chopra, "where real passion and excitement come from. So before you begin, take a deep breath. This story could turn out to be yours."
Author: Mark R. Warren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-09-02
Genre: Social Science
Fire in the Heart uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice. The book reports powerful accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from in-depth interviews with fifty white activists in the fields of community organizing, education, and criminal justice reform. Drawing extensively on the rich interview material, Mark Warren shows how white Americans can develop a commitment to racial justice, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because they embrace the cause as their own. Contrary to much contemporary thinking on racial issues focused on altruism or interests, Warren finds that cognitive and rational processes alone do little to move whites to action. Rather, the motivation to take and sustain action for racial justice is profoundly moral and relational. Warren shows how white activists come to find common cause with people of color when their core values are engaged, as they build relationships with people of color that lead to caring, and when they develop a vision of a racially just future that they understand to benefit everyone--themselves, other whites, and people of color. Warren also considers the complex dynamics and dilemmas white people face in working in multiracial organizations committed to systemic change in America's racial order, and provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role that white people can play in efforts to promote racial justice. The first study of its kind, Fire in the Heart brings to light the perspectives of white people who are working day-to-day to build not a post-racial America but the foundations for a truly multiracial America rooted in a caring, human community with equity and justice at its core.
The handsome but moody Lord Damien Warwick reluctantly takes in a beautiful refugee from a British work house, but their hearts are plagued with conflict as their desire for each other becomes overwhelming
Author: Mary Emerick
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-09-05
FIRE IN THE HEART is a powerful memoir by a woman, once a shy, insecure schoolgirl, who reinvented herself as a professional wildland fire fighter. Determined to forge herself into a stronger, braver person, Mary climbs to new heights for a woman in the field in the 90s, eventually becoming a team commander of a Florida wildfire division. Filled with literal struggles for survival, tough choices and Mary's burning passion for what she does, Fire in the Heart, is an unflinching account of one woman's relationship with fire. But when she loses someone she loves to the famous Storm King Mountain forest fire in Colorado, which killed fourteen firefighters, Mary faces the hardest choice of her life; to stay in the game or turn back and try to find the woman she used to be. It is both a thrilling memoir about life-threatening work and a meditation on identity, strength, bravery, bonds, and survivor's guilt.
In this new book, the third in the trilogy that began with The Magus of Strovolos and Homage to the Sun, Markides continues his fascinating pursuit of the mystical teachings of Daskalos and Kostas, two Greek Cypriot healers and masters of metaphysical knowledge.
"In the Fire of the Heart" is the biggest and prettiest of those fine "Life Books" by Ralph Waldo Trine. And some say it's the best-which is saying a good deal. This book deals with cosmic things, love, life, beautiful living, socialism and "agencies whereby we shall secure the people's greatest good." The author has collected a vast quantity of statistics and quotable facts upon social conditions in America, and woven them together in the web of his own enthusiasm for humanity.
Author: Shiva Rea
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow." The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including: Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."
The poems presented here represent a first attempt at finding an audience broader than the small circle of my friends. Most of the poems were written between 1995 and 2010. Fire in the Heart is a title of special significance. The suggestion of a passionate creative struggle in that part which has long been considered the symbolic center of the human soul should be apparent. There is also a meaning which exists in stark physical terms. At the age of 36, I had a heart disease which turned my heart into useless fluttering pulp. The disease, myocardial sarcoidosis, caused my heart to stay inflamed, chronically, as though it were fighting some sort of infection -- as though it were on fire. I have a new heart now, a transplanted heart, and while the destructive inflammation of my disease has departed along with my failing native heart, my soul has remained intact though still inflamed. It is consumed, more than ever, by an acute and disturbing awareness of the finite nature of our human existence which I beat back through the affirmation of creativity. Such is the nature of my writing.
One of Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now and the riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles! GODS. I'M AN IDIOT. Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible. True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn't just an abstract concept; it's me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I'm an idea in human form. I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips. The only thing ever stopping me has been me. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2) Heart on Fire (Book 3) Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles: A NPR Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month A Bustle Best Romance of 2016 Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles "A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author "Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review "Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author "Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review "Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author "Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King "Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot "Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."—Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious "I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books
Author: Kat Martin
Release Date: 2012-10-15
As a viscount's daughter, vivacious Coralee Whitmore is perfectly placed to write about London's elite in the outspoken ladies' gazette, Heart to Heart. But beneath her fashionable exterior beats the heart of a serious journalist. So when her sister's death is dismissed as suicide, Corrie vows to uncover the truth, suspecting the notorious Earl of Tremaine was Laurel's lover and the father of her illegitimate child. Corrie infiltrates Castle Tremaine posing as a wide-eyed country relation whose charming figure--and reduced circumstances--make her irresistible to the confirmed scoundrel. But Corrie finds the earl is not all he seems...nor is she immune to his charms, however much she despises his caddish ways. Far from a society column, Corrie's life soon reads more like one of Mr. Dickens's serials. But the danger of her ruse is hardly fictional: someone is bent on ensuring Corrie's questions go unanswered--and unasked.
Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history—and broke the law—when she voted in the US presidential election, a privilege that had been reserved for men. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty: “The greatest outrage History ever witnessed,” she wrote in her journal. It wasn’t until 1920 that women were granted the right to vote, but the civil rights victory would not have been possible without Susan B. Anthony’s leadership and passion to stand up for what was right.
Radwan's raspy voice echoed into the night, bellowing out from his gut. "The demands of the Prince have been fulfilled," he shouted. A second later witnessed Elijah's body flailing downward through the air. The uneven surface tried to absorb the shock, but gave way almost instantly. His last thoughts were Natalia in his arms and Mera screaming, "Bandit!" Elijah disappeared into the blackness. Elijah, the self-appointed leader of a rebel pack of bandits in the city of Habarga, constantly puts his heart to the test as he strives to win over the love of the beautiful Princess Natalia. His outrageous journeys deliver him face to face with a massive invading army, a demonic Ghoul, a gang of murderous thieves, life-threatening Barbarians and Crusaders, and even a vicious Chimera. He sets out on adventures of the most epic proportions, forever trying to display his love for Princess Natalia. Can he protect his true love? Will he avoid the clutches of rival bandit, the brutal Karam? How will he avoid the sinister Prince Anas, leader of the invading god king's army who has claimed the Princess for his own? Can one man make a difference and save what is left of goodness in the corrupt city of Habarga?
Strong-willed Amnesty Brown leaves Boston to claim an inheritance in the Sierra Nevada mountains and finds herself the owner and new editor of the town newspaper, and falling in love with saloon owner Haydn Lomax