Inspirational Books

Reviews of inspirational books done by or Byron Pulsifer

"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings."

Helen Hayes


Reframe
The subtitle: "From the God We've Made to God With Us" says it all! Brian Harden's book, Reframe, is certainly one that I will re-read. Brian has the ability to ask questions that envoke us to think. He also uses common sense in getting his point across.



The Blessed Life
A book for all Christians. A book that changed our life! While I have read many books in my lifetime and many of them have had a positive influence on my life, this book, The Blessed Life, has not only influence but has changed my life.



Christmas Notes
Have you ever sat down to read a book and found you could not put it down until you finished it? Well, this is one of those books. I started reading the book and found I had to keep reading it until I finished it. A wonderful book that is full of inspiration with a story about a little girl who touched the hearts of many.



Lessons from the Heart Room
A book that tells the story of one woman's challenges from childhood to adulthood. A story that involves bullying, the battle of depression, and self doubt. While the story has many twists and turns, the ending is one that surprised me. The author vividly expresses many emotions during some very challenging times.



Wisdom to Wellness , Healing Your Emotional Sufferings so Physical Healing Can Follow
Over the years, I have read hundreds of self-help books. Each one of these books certainly had sound advice and many had practical exercises to follow in order to help change or alter one's life. I also have been a counselor in an employee assistance program and have witnessed first hand the issues and challenges of clients. But, I wish I had had the opportunity then to have in my possession Maureen Jones' book, 'Wisdom to Wellness' because it represents a work that transcends most healing practices today, and one of the resources that I would have used on a constant basis.



Opening the Gates of the Heart, A Journey of Healing
You will never look at a gate in the same way after you read this book. Creatively illustrated with thoughts from the author, this is a book that one will reflect on and reread. Covering many different aspects of life, topics include acceptance of self, perseverance, tolerance, and gratitude, to name only a few of the topics.



Changing Shoes Getting Older - NOT OLD - with Style, Humor, and Grace
Three types of people should read this book:
- anyone who is getting older
- anyone who has enjoyed watching the Guiding Light
- and, anyone who has a mother or friend who is getting older



Waiting for Jack Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie: How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your Life
What a great book. Actually, one of the best books I have read in a long time! As I read this book, I could see reflections of myself and I could see others that I knew that could benefit from this book. The author, Kristen Moeller, has written this book in a way that we can all relate to it. It is a book about how we sometimes wait for things to happen rather than make it happen. The stories in the book are ones that reflect every day life and you may find yourself relating to one or more of these stories.



How To Achieve A Heaven on Earth
Is there truly such a thing as heaven on earth? Is it something that is achievable? These two questions came to mind as I started reading this book. This book contains essays on many topics: peace, security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, spiritual harmony, racial harmony, ecological harmony, health, moral purpose and meaning, and individual paths to heaven and earth. And as you read these essays, written by people from all walks of life, you will start seeing how heaven can be achieved on earth.



face it What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change As a woman reaching the magical time of middle age, the subtitle of this book intrigued me. We all age and, while we can all try and slow the process, it still happens. Our society today puts a lot of pressure on women to be young, beautiful and slim. Most books that you read on this subject discuss how you can slow the process, but this book, "Face It", actually teaches you how to accept it and be happy. It is a guide to help you understand, feel better, and take advantage of your changing looks. This quote from the book summarizes what the book does, "The knowledge you gain as you read Face It will give you a step-by-step plan that maps out how to manage your feelings about your changing appearance."


Think & Be Happy 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit
A book that is filled with golden nuggets that provide inspiration to start your day on a positive note no matter who you are. You will find not only Shadonna's thoughts on happiness, but you will find the wisdom of many famous people and their words about happiness. You can enjoy inspirational quotes, poems, and thoughts on living a happy life.



To Bee or Not to Bee A Book for Beeings Who Feel There's More to Life Than Just Making Honey
A wonderful story of the journey of Buzz, a bee who is searching for answers. Often times in life, we find ourselves asking questions about our own lives, looking for answers, trying to understand the reason and purpose. Have you ever thought, there must be a better way? Written in a story format, this book takes you on a journey, gives you advice and suggestions that may help you to answer some of your own questions.



The 7 Great Prayers For a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings
Imagine losing your job, having 3 children to raise, the bill collectors at your door, and finally losing your home. How Do You Cope? The book, The 7 Great Prayers , was written as a result of coping with just that situation. Paul & Tracey McManus experienced the disappointment, the fear, and the worry of dealing with a financial crisis when Paul lost his job. How did they cope? As the authors wrote, "It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing." By doing this, the book was written.



MADE to STICK Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
You have great ideas but how do you get people to understand them, to buy into your ideas? Finally, a book that explains in laymen's terms how to get your ideas to stick - as the authors wrote - "by 'stick,' we mean that your ideas are understood and remembered, and have a lasting impact - they change your audience's opinions ro behavior." The authors dismiss some old theories of how to present your ideas. For example, many of us have heard you need to repeat your idea many times in different ways to get people to remember your point. The authors point out if you have to repeat your ideas obviously the idea has not been understood and will not have a lasting impression. You will find the six principles of a successful idea - the SUCCESs checklist supported by examples, stories, suggestions, and solid proven strategies that will teach you what others have done and have been successful when trying to get their ideas across.

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