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The Book of Joy Book by

The Book of Joy Book
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0143198343
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Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by extraordinary adversity, oppression, and conflict. The second layer consists of the exciting research into joy as well as the other qualities essential for any enduring happiness, like gratitude, humility, humour, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. And the third encompasses practical exercises and guidance based on the Dalai Lama's and Tutu's own daily practices, which anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humour, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.

A Code of Joy Book by Jacki Delecki

A Code of Joy Book
  • Author : Jacki Delecki
  • Publisher : Doe Bay Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1735567914
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Summary: Tis the Season of love and hope; spies and intrigue! Enter the emotional, suspenseful Regency world of USA Today bestselling author Jacki Delecki’s Code Breakers spy series. Undaunted by danger or scandal, these intrepid lords and ladies discover true love as they risk it all to save England from Napoleon’s treacherous designs. Lieutenant Reginald Talley’s first clandestine assignment is to obtain French codes from an undercover courier which could change the outcome of the war. What he didn’t plan on his first mission was snow or the inscrutable and irresistible Miss Joie James.

Understanding Joy And Sorrow Book by Acharya Mahapragya

Understanding Joy And Sorrow Book
  • Author : Acharya Mahapragya
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 9350299410
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Summary: The cycle of joy and sorrow is perennial. Yet, they are largely of our own making. There is no market where we can go and buy either. As their source is not outside but within us, therefore, it is possible for us to transform or control them too. This is a vastly complex subject that man has struggled with for aeons. In Understanding Joy and Sorrow, Acharya Mahapragya, the tenth Acharya of the Jain Swetambar Terapanth sect and one of the most respected Jain thinkers of the world, outlines the causes, aspects and remedies of our unhappiness in twenty-one succinct chapters. Given here are chapters that address the role of anger, stress and desire in sorrow and those like detachment and fearlessness which help us be happy. Drawing upon anecdotes and examples, he holds up a mirror to our innermost fears and concerns. Alongside are five key exercises such as kayotsarga and antaryatra that provide a pathway to reaching mental calm. Kayotsarga is the process of relaxation of all the muscles in the body that helps one to release stress; antaryatra is the focussing of attention on the body's centre of energy to reach a state of balance and peace. Together with the other exercises given in the book these make it one of the most accessible books available on the subject, one that any reader can keep handy and benefit from by dipping into time and again.

Cooking With Joy Book by Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.,Rosemary Black

Cooking With Joy Book
  • Author : Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.,Rosemary Black
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-05
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9781429983969
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Summary: Why have so many people tried and loved Joy Bauer's 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan? The answer is simple: it works! On the 90/10 plan, dieters follow a balanced diet of 90% nutritious foods and 10% "Fun" foods-whatever you want, whenever you want. Since you don't feel deprived of your favorite foods, The 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan is a program you can stay on successfully. Now, Joy, one of New York's hottest nutritionists, reveals the secrets to creating meals that will help you lose weight and keep it off. Cooking with Joy delivers a 14-day menu plan and over 100 satisfying and delectable recipes. Forget about chalky diet shakes and bland frozen meals. Using Joy's healthy recipes plans, you and your family will enjoy dishes like Apple Cinnamon Crepes, Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps, and Creamy Pumpkin Pie. Cooking with Joy is the perfect book for those looking to shop smart and create delicious and healthy at-home meals. Only Cooking with Joy features: - Over 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! - A fourteen-day menu planner - Nutritional information including variations to fit 1200, 1400, 1800, and 2000 calorie-a-day eating plans - Joy's aisle-by-aisle guide to navigating the grocery store - Kids in the Kitchen--a chapter devoted to kid-friendly meals and snacks, including Cheerios French Toast, Pretty in Pink Soup, Banana Choc-Topus, Rainbow Chicken Nuggets, Frozen Pudding Lollipops, and more! - Gourmet meals for parties--From Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa to Roasted Red Pepper Frittatas - A 14-Day Menu Plan Joy's Top Ten Tips--How to get the most flavor from the foods you eat - Joy's aisle-by-aisle guide to navigating the grocery store--where to stop and where to steer clear!

Joy at Work Book by Dennis W. Bakke

Joy at Work Book
  • Author : Dennis W. Bakke
  • Publisher : PVG
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN Code: 9780974355290
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Summary: Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Imagine a company whose top executives, in a quest to create the most "fun" workplace ever, obliterate labor-management divisions and push decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. Could such a company compete in today's bottom-line corporate world? Could it even turn a profit? Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary company--and how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake America's organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos -"let's have fun"-were conceived during a 90-minute car ride from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In the next two decades, it became a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion. It's a remarkable tale told by a remarkable man: Bakke, a farm boy who was shaped by his religious faith, his years at Harvard Business School, and his experience working for the Federal Energy Administration. He rejects workplace drudgery as a noxious remnant of the Industrial Revolution. He believes work should be fun, and at AES he set out to prove it could be. Bakke sought not the empty "fun" of the Friday beer blast but the joy of a workplace where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents free of needless corporate bureaucracy. In Joy at Work, Bakke tells how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibility--and where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk. Perhaps Bakke's most radical stand was his struggle to break the stranglehold of "creating shareholder value" on the corporate mind-set and replace it with more timeless values: integrity, fairness, social responsibility, and a sense of fun.

This Is Your Brain on Joy Book by Dr. Earl Henslin

This Is Your Brain on Joy Book
  • Author : Dr. Earl Henslin
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2011-06-26
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 1418574031
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Summary: “This Is Your Brain on Joy is a thoughtful, practical, life-changing book that will help you take advantage of the latest neuroscience research—combined with biblical insights—to bring more joy and love into your life.” —from the Foreword by Daniel G. Amen, MD Author and speaker for the PBS special Change Your Brain, Change Your Life What does your brain have to do with experiencing joy? A lot more than most of us realize. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Earl Henslin reveals how the study of brain imaging turned his practice of psychotherapy upside down—with remarkably positive results. He shares answers to puzzling questions, such as Why isn’t my faith in God enough to erase my blue moods? Why haven’t I been able to conquer my anger? Pray away my fear and worry? Why can’t I find freedom from secret obsessions and addictions? Using the Brain System Checklist, Dr. Henslin explains what happens to the 5 Mood Centers in the brain when any of those areas are out of balance. This is great news, especially for those tortured by the fear that something is fundamentally wrong with them when the problem actually lies between their ears. Read this practical, easy-to-understand, and often entertaining book, and you’ll know exactly how to nourish your mind, balance your brain, and help others do the same. After all, the capacity for joy is a terrible thing to waste.

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner Book by Wendy Blight

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner Book
  • Author : Wendy Blight
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 9781575673189
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Summary: One week after Wendy Blight’s college graduation, she walked into her apartment to find a masked man holding a knife and waiting for her at the top of the stairs. The man spent an hour physically and sexually assaulting Wendy, leaving her changed forever. After this terrifying experience, she lived for years cocooned in a prison of fear, despair, and hopelessness. Finally, after years of searching and believing she had nowhere else to turn, she fell on her knees before God and poured out her tears, anger, and questions to Him. Wendy’s story is one of transformation from trauma to rebirth through the power of the Word of God. Through Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, the reader will experience hope and the encouragement necessary to press forward to healing and restoration.

Panic and Joy Book by Emma Brockes

Panic and Joy Book
  • Author : Emma Brockes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0525507043
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Summary: An explosive and hilarious memoir about the exceptional and life-changing decision to conceive a child on one's own via assisted reproduction When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realizes that, being single, thirty-seven, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop "futzing" around, have her eggs counted, and "get cracking"; through multiple rounds of IUI; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie stick, Brockes brings the reader every step of the way--all the while exploring the cultural circumstances and choices that have brought her to this point. With mordant wit and remarkable candor, Brockes shares the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of her momentous and excellent choice.

Passionate Joy Book by Dr. James Evans McReynolds

Passionate Joy Book
  • Author : Dr. James Evans McReynolds
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-01-26
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN Code: 0595828582
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Summary: Passionate Joy connects the psychological and spiritual understanding of our least discussed human emotion. This book reflects the dawn of a revolutionary approach to living. Norman Vincent Peale anointed Jim McReynolds as minister of joy to the world. The most important characteristic of a minister of joy is humility. This book teaches people the purpose of our lives is to create an atmosphere for joy and miracles to happen. Life is difficult. Building a wealth of joy enables us to know happiness. Readers will enter the joy of the Lord as they reflect upon their own joy. This book can be used as a text for study groups. Questions for reflections are included at the end of each chapter. This book was envisioned during studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford in England. The material has been shared during a lifetime of weekend retreats, conferences, and seminars for churches, schools, workplaces, and community groups.

The Joy of Hobby Farming Book by Michael Levatino,Audrey Levatino

The Joy of Hobby Farming Book
  • Author : Michael Levatino,Audrey Levatino
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1626367817
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Summary: When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow our own produce, while still maintaining an alternative, successful career to fund this passion. In this back to basics guide, Michael and Audrey Levatino share how to: Grow your own food Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more Practice being (a little) off the grid Sell the bounty in your local community Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle The Joy of Hobby Farming is a guide that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer. While this book won’t help you become a farmer by trade, it does provide step-by-step instructions and various tips and tricks to maintain a thriving farm. It will surely teach those who aren’t farmers by day to raise their own livestock, plant their own fruits and vegetables, and live out their countryside dream.

The Joy of Doing Nothing Book by Rachel Jonat

The Joy of Doing Nothing Book
  • Author : Rachel Jonat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 1507204965
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Summary: Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life. In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.

Joy Book by Debbie Travis

Joy Book
  • Author : Debbie Travis
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0735280118
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Summary: Looking for the keys to a vibrant, joyful, vital life? Lifestyle pioneer Debbie Travis has found them in the Tuscan hills. And in her lively, inspiring way, she shares how to bring all that healthful magic home in Joy, a glorious book infused with the warmth and colour of life at the Villa Reniella, the thirteenth-century farmhouse retreat to which she welcomes guests from around the world. For more than ten years, Debbie Travis has watched the guests who come to her Tuscan retreats transform over the course of a single week of talking, walking, and eating together, until even the most driven and stressed-out feel so much better about themselves. When it's time to leave, they tell her it's the simple priorities of Tuscan life—the way the village locals, from young to old, take time for each other every day—that hit them in their hearts, and they pepper her with questions about how to retain what they've experienced when they get home. In Joy, Debbie offers the answers she gives them to all of us, capturing the essentials of the Tuscan lifestyle in a series of ten engaging and practical lessons—on everything from how to get a good night's sleep, to how to find community and rediscover purpose, to how to eat and drink like an Italian—designed to make our lives sweeter and healthier. Delightfully down-to-earth, Debbie draws on her own life experience, the example of her Tuscan neighbours, whose fabled longevity springs from the wisdom she captures in her lessons, and the expertise of her long-time friend and colleague, nutritional therapist Jacky Brown. Whether you wish to hit the reset button, start a new endeavour, regain your confidence, turn a page in your relationship, make changes to your worklife or your community, or simply reboot your vitality, these lessons will help guide you to a life filled with joy.

Joy Book by John Galsworthy

Joy Book
  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "Joy" by John Galsworthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Joy of Clojure Book by Chris Houser,Michael Fogus

The Joy of Clojure Book
  • Author : Chris Houser,Michael Fogus
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-28
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN Code: 1638351287
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Summary: Summary The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition is a deep look at the Clojure language. Fully updated for Clojure 1.6, this new edition goes beyond just syntax to show you the "why" of Clojure and how to write fluent Clojure code. You'll learn functional and declarative approaches to programming and will master the techniques that make Clojure so elegant and efficient. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology The Clojure programming language is a dialect of Lisp that runs on the Java Virtual Machine and JavaScript runtimes. It is a functional programming language that offers great performance, expressive power, and stability by design. It gives you built-in concurrency and the predictable precision of immutable and persistent data structures. And it's really, really fast. The instant you see long blocks of Java or Ruby dissolve into a few lines of Clojure, you'll know why the authors of this book call it a "joyful language." It's no wonder that enterprises like Staples are betting their infrastructure on Clojure. About the Book The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition is a deep account of the Clojure language. Fully updated for Clojure 1.6, this new edition goes beyond the syntax to show you how to write fluent Clojure code. You'll learn functional and declarative approaches to programming and will master techniques that make Clojure elegant and efficient. The book shows you how to solve hard problems related to concurrency, interoperability, and performance, and how great it can be to think in the Clojure way. Appropriate for readers with some experience using Clojure or common Lisp. What's Inside Build web apps using ClojureScript Master functional programming techniques Simplify concurrency Covers Clojure 1.6 About the Authors Michael Fogus and Chris Houser are contributors to the Clojure and ClojureScript programming languages and the authors of various Clojure libraries and language features. Table of Contents PART 1 FOUNDATIONS Clojure philosophy Drinking from the Clojure fire hose Dipping your toes in the pool PART 2 DATA TYPES On scalars Collection types PART 3 FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING Being lazy and set in your ways Functional programming PART 4 LARGE-SCALE DESIGN Macros Combining data and code Mutation and concurrency Parallelism PART 5 HOST SYMBIOSIS Java.next Why ClojureScript? PART 6 TANGENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS Data-oriented programming Performance Thinking programs Clojure changes the way you think

If Satan Can't Steal Your Joy... Book by Jerry Savelle

If Satan Can't Steal Your Joy... Book
  • Author : Jerry Savelle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN Code: 1606832441
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Summary: The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength! We read this verse in the Bible, we hear about it in sermons, we even sing about it. But what does this really mean? Simply this: The devil can t defeat a joyful believer! No matter how bleak your problem looks or how bad your circumstances are, if you can read your Bible, you can rejoice. And if you can rejoice, you are a candidate for victory! Are you tired of being discouraged in your walk with the Lord? Has your joy been left along the wayside somewhere? Be of good cheer! The powerful truths outlined in this book will help you find your joy and get you back on the track of being a victor instead of a victim! Satan wants your joy, and he wants it badly. Stop him in his tracks by learning: - How God s Word produces joy - Why Satan wants your joy - How Satan steals your joy - How to make Satan return what he has stolen (sevenfold!) - How to laugh more and cry less Stop being an open target for the enemy's attacks. It's time to turn the tables and put the enemy on the defense!

Count It All Joy Book by John M Perkins

Count It All Joy Book
  • Author : John M Perkins
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 0802499279
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Summary: Can joy come from suffering? We think of suffering as the worst of all evils. Our culture tells us to avoid it at all costs. But can suffering produce growth in us when we learn to endure it . . . then value it . . . then allow God to redeem it? John Perkins’ response to suffering at the hands of a white sheriff in a Mississippi jail became the springboard that God used to put him in front of U.S. presidents, international politicians, and evangelical church leaders. Perkins sees endurance in suffering as a virtue that makes us more like Christ and ultimately produces uncommon joy in the heart of the sufferer who trusts in Him. Christ walked the path of love all the way to the cross, and even in the midst our brokenness, we can do the same. In Count It All Joy, you will be encouraged to lean into suffering when it comes your way, stand alongside others who suffer, and believe that God will repurpose your suffering according to His good plan. God doesn’t intend your life to be free of all suffering. Instead, He wants you trust Him in the midst of it and discover the unexpected joy that trials can produce.

Joy and Tears Book by Gerald W. Peterman

Joy and Tears Book
  • Author : Gerald W. Peterman
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-18
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0802479413
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Summary: This book presents a biblical and practical look at Christians and their emotions, building off of the concept that most contemporary Christians have misconceptions about why we have emotions and how we should handle them. Trusting God doesn’t mean being consistently tranquil or subdued. Truth is, such a view makes life flat and two dimensional. We often forget that emotions are a gift; to fear them or stow them away would be to deny a huge part of what makes us human. This book explores the significance of the gift and the benefits of living a robust life of thought, action, and feeling. Illuminating the emotional life of Christ and his followers, As Dr. Gerald Peterman asks: If I’m forgiven, why do I feel guilt and shame? What about anger? What if I’m angry with God? What is the place of sadness in the Christian life? Is love only an action? Emotions don’t just happen to us like the virus or the flu, they are inherently part of us. Readers will find that the discussion extends beyond “good” and “bad”, as many emotions are neutral and it is up to them to figure out how to glorify God with them. Extended chapters on love and anger are included.

Truth That Brings Peace, Love, Joy and Hope Book by Jerry Gaspard

Truth That Brings Peace, Love, Joy and Hope Book
  • Author : Jerry Gaspard
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN Code: 1973614936
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Summary: This bookTruth That Brings Peace, Love, Joy and Hopeis an inspirational book that will provide truth about heaven and hell, God and the devil. It will also provide the purposes of God and the job of the devil. You will also learn that you have a free will and can choose where you will spend eternityheaven or hell. This book teaches about Gods plan of salvation and the forgiveness of sins by his Son, Jesus Christ. You will also learn about the Holy TrinityGod the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spiritand how they work together in the life of a Christian. You will know how to become a Christian if you have not dedicated your life to the Lord. This book is filled with scriptures from the Bible to teach the gospel truth. This book is an easy read that is packed with spiritual revelation that will jump-start your Christian walk. It is a guide to those who have yet to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This book will answer many questions you may have about Christianity. I wrote his book with the inspiration and help of the Holy Spirit.

Love's Comfort and Joy Book by Phyllis Jean Robinson

Love's Comfort and Joy Book
  • Author : Phyllis Jean Robinson
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2007-06-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1449042228
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Summary: Joy Fleece Brown has just graduated from college and she feels sure that her boyfriend, Drew Johnson is going to propose. Drew has known Joy all of his life and he has always loved and respected her. But, his own family life and the secrets that he has learned about his Mother and Father make it impossible for him to commit to marriage. The engagement of Joy’s cousin, Camilla “Comfy” Brown to Carl Jones shines a bright light on Joy and Drew’s relationship and forces them both to make some important decisions that cause them to go their separate ways. But, after looking for love elsewhere and experiencing some disastrous results; can the power of love and the comfort and friendship of “The Gang” bring Joy and Drew back together?

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World Book by Ruth R. Caston,Robert A. Kaster

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World Book
  • Author : Ruth R. Caston,Robert A. Kaster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0190627174
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Summary: The emotions have long been an interest for those studying ancient Greece and Rome. But while the last few decades have produced excellent studies of individual emotions and the different approaches to them by the major philosophical schools, the focus has been almost entirely on negative emotions. This might give the impression that the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotion, something that would be misguided. As the chapters in this collection indicate, there are representations of positive emotions extending from archaic Greek poetry to Augustine, and in both philosophical works and literary genres as wide-ranging as lyric poetry, forensic oratory, comedy, didactic poetry, and the novel. Nor is the evidence uniform: while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life. The positive emotions show some of the same features that all emotions do. But unlike the negative emotions, which we are able to describe and analyze in great detail because of our preoccupation with them, positive emotions tend to be harder to articulate. Hence the interest of the present study, which considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances, how they complicate and enrich our relationships with other people, and which kinds of positive emotion we should seek to integrate. The ancient works have a great deal to say about all of these topics, and for that reason deserve more study, both for our understanding of antiquity and for our understanding of the positive emotions in general.