Author: Michael Paul Brown
Release Date: 2011-01-25
“One of the greatest testimonies of a mother's life and care is for her son to become a loving, compassionate man. As Mike Brown shares his story, you know that his mother did a great job. This is a powerful story of a son's loving connection to a great mother.” —Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times best-selling author of "Peace From Broken Pieces" & founder of Inner Visions “Michael Brown's 'You are Gift to the World…Blessings from my mom' is an inspirational testimony to the power of love and what is truly important in life. I recommend everyone read this, and especially those who are seeking their true purpose in life. This book will lead you straight to life's most important purpose of all.. being of service.” - Sonia Choquette, New York Times best-selling Author of The Answer Is Simple. “In this well-written and profoundly touching personal story, Mike Brown shares how the power of love can transform lives and help us realize that we are all unique gifts to the world.” — Randy Davila, CEO of Hampton Roads Publishing and author of "The Gnostic Mystery" “This beautiful book will touch your heart. It's well written and a wonderful reminder about what is truly important in life.” —H. Ronald Hulnick, Ph.D, President, University of Santa Monica, and co-author of "Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology" ” 'You are a Gift to the World' is a vulnerable and sincere autobiography of Mike Brown's spiritual journey. He includes you in on how his life experiences created new levels of self-awareness so that you can be right in on his breakthroughs with him. And you can apply his insights to yourself for your own evolution. Thanks for being willing to share your life so intimately with us, Mike.” – Peter Rengel, M.A., “Heart Meditation” Teacher & Author of Seeds of Light “Mike Brown is a passionate man with a huge heart! I whole heartedly endorse him and his work!” – Rich Dutra-St John, MA MFT, Co-Founder Challenge Day & Author of Be the Hero You've been Waiting for “It gave a great feel to the personal side of Mike Brown; people are starved for it. I have an extremely creative, gifted friend and, as I was reading, I could not help thinking of him and his mother. It moved me to a very tender part in my heart, the part of a mother who wants the absolute best for her child, a mother who wishes to provide the stimulation, encouragement and love necessary to support the child.”—Gina Villa-Grimsby, author of The Optimystic Ride “What a much-needed reminder that we are all gifts to the world. Your mother's wisdom is timeless and fearless.”—Kenetia Lee, speaker, author and coach, Fearless Beauty: A Woman's Guide to Living Bold, Beautiful & Free “Mike Brown has a very valuable, but little-known way to view life. He has grown to learn it well. His book helps you learn it well, too. Going through life without this perspective is like denying a miracle.”—Jay Conrad Levinson, The Father of Guerrilla Marketing, author, Guerrilla Marketing series of books BOOK DESCRIPTION: In "You Are a Gift to the World: Blessings from My Mom," Michael Brown reveals the spiritual connection and love between him and his mother, Beverly, and then shows how this connection helped him deal with her loss and continue to stay connected to her after her death. Through personal transformational stories, insights and questions, "You Are a Gift to the World" will create a sacred space and structure that will guide you to uncover your own answers to life's most challenging questions. Through a mother's blessings, and with shared stories, tools and insights, you will have an “experiential knowing” that you are a gift to the world in a way that will inspire and propel you towards living your life purpose with grace and ease. SEE MORE --> Get a Free Chapter of the book, a Free tele-workshop & Video book readings at www.YouAreAGift.com
Author: Louis M. Savary with Patricia H. Berne
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Everyone wants their life to have meaning and purpose. Everyone wants to feel they are valuable and important. Everyone, deep down, wants to make a positive difference. God put those powerful desires into our genes and those longings in our hearts. At your birth, you were designed and destined to be an instrument of God’s work in the world. As a living gift from God, you were born to make a positive contribution. No matter who you happen to be—rich or poor, healthy or ill, employed or free, talented or ordinary—you can make a positive difference. Millions do it every day. You Are God’s Gift to the World shows you how you can make a contribution simply by starting each day with the intention of living in an attitude of gratitude—grateful to God for the gift of life, for being a gift to the world and beloved of God. In this grateful and grace-filled attitude—as you acknowledge that you are God’s gift—you spontaneously discover, again and again, things you can do to make the world a better place—in your family, at your workplace, in your neighborhood and beyond. Learn who you are truly called to be and discover ways you can make it happen.
I knew that there were forces that were trying to kill me. John later returned to the jobsite with a sawed off shotgun. I had seen him running with the gun, but he hadn't seen me yet. It was God himself said, 'stop'. John did stop dead in his tracks. I was desperately searching for a solution to my problems. I started attending church. It was a normal service, but I felt everything except normal. During the service, Bishop Jakes called me out of this huge audience. I was scared. I pointed at myself like " Who? Me?" But I proceeded to the altar. Bishop Jakes laid his big hands on my head and prayed for me. The devil was not impressed. The devil knew his time was limited, so he took advantage of all my weaknesses and he did it at rapid pace. I believe we're all struggling in some area in our lives. Some of us are trying to stay on the path to righteousness. Allow me to be your gift coach. The size of your enemy could be the size of your reward. Your problems could be your promotion. If you give them to God. Get on board and I will take you on a ride that will lead you into discovering how to use the gifts God has given you to fulfill your destiny in Christ. Because a gift unopened is worthless and a gift is not a gift until you give it away.
Author: Caron Chandler Loveless
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-03-04
What If There Were No Moms? The very thought can be frightening! Moms do the most, but get the least recognition in the world! Their love, patience, and endless trips to the ballpark are often taken for granted. It's time to tell moms everywhere how special and loved they are. This fun yet heartwarming book will delight any mom and let her know how much she is appreciated for all she does. Inside, charming illustrations bring to life the words of an enchanting poem that tells how much Mom does and how we couldn't get along without her. This is a gift book any mom will cherish and the perfect way to honor the love, compassion, tenderness, and support they give us. It confirms what Mom has known all along -- you really can't live without her!
Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!
Author: Mark Oshiro
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else—someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn’t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. And most of all, he wishes he didn’t feel so stuck. Moss can’t even escape at school—he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations—it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals. Something will have to change—but who will listen to a group of teens? When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Be the Gift, by New York Times–bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to listen to God and look for opportunities to be His gift to others. The idea that even in the depths of our own brokenness God can use each of us to be a gift to someone else is powerful—that He makes each of us enough to give to someone else. Just as powerful is the realization that in becoming God’s gifts to others, our lives become more abundant: “Maybe the only abundant way forward is always to give forward.” Ideas this powerful need to be put into action. Live out the messages in Ann’s bestselling books, The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts, with Be the Gift, a practical guide that takes you through each day of the year with ways to bless those around you. Featuring selections from The Broken Way and Ann’s blog, beautifully designed quotations, inspirational verses, and Ann’s signature photography, this gorgeous book will be an incredible gift to any loved one. It also includes pages of perforated gift tags in the back to include with a meal dropped off for an ailing friend or a pie baked for a friendly neighbor or even passed to a friend with a much-loved book. One Thousand Gifts encouraged readers to live a life of thanksgiving and to chronicle the gifts from God in their everyday lives. The Broken Way reminded that freedom is not found beyond fear and pain, but within it. Now Be the Gift will unpack and chronicle the next step to really live in communion—opening ourselves up to givenness in spite of our brokenness.