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James: Mercy Triumphs (Member Book)
Beth Moore

LifeWay Christian Resources, 2011

James, Jesus' own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple with Beth Moore's study James: Mercy Triumphs. Once you get to know both the man and the Book of James, you'll never be the same again. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. James is a book with many topics ...
  
  











  



  
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)
Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, ...

Knopf, 2009

The perfect gift for any follower of Julia Child—and any lover of French food. This boxed set brings together Mastering the Art of French Cooking, first published in 1961, and its sequel, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two, published in 1970. Volume One is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—524 recipes. “Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right ...
  
  











  



  
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Ari Shavit

Spiegel & Grau, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today   Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking ...
  
  











  



  
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
Jan Swafford

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Jan Swafford’s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the ...
  
  











  



  
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday

Portfolio Hardcover, 2014

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”  — Marcus Aurelius We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the ...
  
  











  



  
The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa
Lars Anderson

Sports Illustrated, 2014

THE MOVING STORY OF HOW A SHARED TRAGEDY INSPIRED A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DYNASTY On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went out into the community, sharing its grief and aiding in the recovery. Together they forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated ...
  
  











  



  
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Norman Doidge M.D.

Penguin Books, 2007

An astonishing new science called "neuroplasticity" is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half ...
  
  











  



  
The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway

Scribner, 1995

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, ...
  
  











  



  
Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father
Jay Paterno

Triumph Books, 2014

This biography of Joe Paterno by his son Jay is an honest and touching look at the life and legacy of a beloved coaching legend. Jay Paterno paints a full picture of his father’s life and career as well as documenting that almost none of the horrific crimes that came to light in 2012 took place at Penn State. Jay Paterno clear-headedly confronts the events that happened with cool facts and with passion, demonstrating that this was just one ...
  
  











  



  
The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, ...
Sheila Weller

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

“ Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines...  an inspiration for future generations of journalists .” -- Vanity Fair For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These extraordinary women were not simply ...
  
  











  



  
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself
Jennie Finch, Ann Killion

Triumph Books, 2011

The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society's leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be. Yet no one is speaking directly to ...
  
  











  



  
Second to None: The Relentless Drive and the Impossible Dream of the Super Bowl Bills
Joeseph Valerio

Triumph Books, 2014

In Second to None , author Joe Valerio tells the incredible story of the Buffalo Bills: the perpetual almost-champions and their indomitable fans. The Bills’ incredible skill and teamwork on the field was matched only by their single-minded determination as, in the four years spanning 1991 to 1994, the team won four consecutive conference championships, and lost four consecutive Super Bowls. The peaks and nadirs of their record reflect a ...
  
  











  



  
Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled
Rebecca Rusch

VeloPress, 2014

Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of her generation, relentlessly fast on her feet, on the water, or racing a bike. She began her journey with an unceremonious start—by joining the high school track team to score a free tracksuit. This scrawny Chicago kid soon abandoned her predictable life, heading from home to wander the world and find adventure. Trekking through Borneo, mountain climbing in Patagonia, navigating the ...
  
  











  



  
Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance
The New York Times

Triumph Books, 2014

After 20 major league seasons—all with the New York Yankees—Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The Yankees’ captain since 2003, the shortstop is considered the greatest Yankee of his generation. Jeter’s Yankees teams won five World Series, including three in a row in 1998, 1999, and 2000. The all-time postseason leader in hits, doubles, and triples, Jeter earned the nickname “Captain Clutch” ...
  
  











  



  
A Man Named Dave
Dave Pelzer

Plume, 2000

A Man Named Dave,  which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy. "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they ...
  
  











  



  
Love Unfiltered: How to Triumph Over Tragedy, Find Your Purpose & Live Your Dreams
Michael Murphy

Next Century Publishing, 2014

Michael Murphy was given the greatest gift that anyone can be given: unconditional love. Then he thought he had lost it, when his wife, Margot, passed away after a nine-year battle with breast cancer. In this moving tale of love, loss, and redemption, Murphy shares how he learned an extraordinary truth: that love can never die. With disarming candor, Murphy recounts his journey from a destitute, alcoholic, runaway teenager to a successful ...
  
  











  



  
National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2015 (National Hockey League Official Guide and Record ...
National Hockey League

Triumph Books, 2014

The go-to resource for sports media professionals and fans alike, this updated record book ensures that devotees of puck-driven action are as well educated on the sport as they are loyal to it. The only official book of its kind and presented by the National Hockey League itself, this guide to all things hockey reflects the 2014–2015 season in an easy-to-understand format. The book is annually updated to feature new statistics, an index of ...
  
  











  



  
Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
George E. Vaillant

Belknap Press, 2012

At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before. Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. The ...
  
  











  



  
Core Four: The Heart and Soul of the Yankees Dynasty
Phil Pepe

Triumph Books, 2014

Tracing the careers of four instrumental players who turned around the Yankees ball club, this book shares behind-the-scenes stories from their early days together in the minors through the 2013 season, and follows them on their majestic ride to the top of the baseball world. At a time when the New York Yankees were in free fall, having failed to win a World Series in 17 years and had not played in one in 14 years—the Bronx Bombers’ longest ...
  
  











  



  
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Edward Glaeser

Penguin Books, 2012

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities. America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels ...
  
  











  








   



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