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Thriving With Stone Age Minds$20.00Add to cart
What does God’s creation of humanity through the process of evolution mean for how we think about human flourishing?
The emerging field of evolutionary psychology remains controversial, perhaps especially among Christians. Yet according to Justin Barrett and Pamela Ebstyne King it can be a powerful tool for understanding human nature and our distinctively human purpose. In Thriving with Stone Age Minds, Barrett and King provide an introduction to evolutionary psychology, explaining the importance of key concepts such as hyper-sociality, information gathering, and self-control. They then combine insights from evolutionary psychology with resources from the Bible and Christian theology, all focused on the question, What is human flourishing? When we understand how humans still bear the marks of our evolutionary past, new light shines on some of the most puzzling features of our minds, relationships, and behaviors. One key insight of evolutionary psychology is how humans both adapt to and in turn alter our particular environments, or “niches.” In fact, we change our world faster than our minds can adapt–and then gaps in our fitness emerge. In effect, humans are now attempting to thrive in modern contexts with Stone Age minds. By integrating scientific evidence with wisdom from theological anthropology, Barrett and King argue, we can learn to close up nature-niche gaps and thrive, becoming more what God has created us to be.
Why Cope When You Can Heal$17.99Add to cart
COVID-19 has traumatized the world–and no group has been more impacted than frontline healthcare workers. They’ve worked without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), witnessed mass death, and been forced to make choices that haunt them. Many have fallen ill, while others have worried endlessly about their own health and that of their loved ones.
And even after months of battling this invisible enemy, no end is in sight.
Additionally, all of this is happening in the context of a divided nation, a struggling industry, and a “just get over it” culture that exacerbates the problems healthcare workers face, while minimizing their suffering.
These factors have created the perfect storm for widespread stress, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness–and, increasingly, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Why Cope When You Can Heal? is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals–and the leaders who support them–as they navigate the traumatic stress they have experienced and continue to face. This empathetic and concise guide contains:
*real-world accounts and experiences from frontline workers;
*an overview of treatment options; and
*exercises, tools, and tips that you can use today.
Read this book to help yourself–and those you love and support in the COVID-19 battle–begin the process of healing from the inside out and reconnect with the joys and rewards of career and life.
Success Is In The Details$14.99Add to cart
For nearly 20 years, John Wooden ran scores of summer youth basketball camps, imparting wisdom and teaching skills to thousands of boys and girls between the ages of eight and fifteen. Most would not grow up to play professional or even college ball, but all of them found their lives changed by their interaction with the greatest coach who ever lived. In those camps, Coach Wooden also impacted hundreds of camp counselors and assistant coaches. This one-of-a-kind book shares their inspiring stories, highlighting six fundamental lessons from Coach Wooden for a life of success and unforgettable impact on others.
Be Fearless : Change Your Life In 28 Days$18.99Add to cart
Manhattan therapist Jonathan Alpert shares his revolutionary 21-day 5-step program that teaches readers to get rid of their fears–large and small–and find serenity, happiness and success.
Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a mess or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel stuck, out of control, overwhelmed, incomplete, and dissatisfied. They want to run away, back away, and ignore what they fear–whether it’s a demanding boss, unsatisfying sex life, or distant love interest, but they can’t. The fear finds them anyway. It’s always there, and it’s the source of all of their unhappiness. It’s what lies behind every problem, and it’s what stands between them and the lives they were meant to live.
Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert wants readers to know one thing: you can face your fear and create your ultimate life-and you can do it quickly. You can find your dream job. You can end that dead end relationship and get the love you want and deserve. You can overcome perfectionism, procrastination, panic, worry, rejection, failure, excuses and even the people in your life who keep telling you that you can’t. You can turn your dreams into reality. You can find happiness, success and love. And you don’t need years of therapy or even medications to do it.
BE FEARLESS is a 5 step plan that is guaranteed to transform the fearful into fearless. It’s based on a revolutionary formula developed by Jonathan Alpert, and it’s worked on countless patients whose amazing stories are told throughout the book.
In as few as 3 weeks readers will transform their lives using the 5 step program:
Define Your Dream Life Break Your Fear Pattern Rewrite Your Inner Narrative Eliminate Your Fear Response Live Your Dream
By teaching readers to use fear to their advantage and take important risks BE FEARLESS will make the impossible possible.
Human Person : A Beginner’s Thomistic Psychology$34.95Add to cart
The Human Person presents a brief introduction to the human mind, the soul, immortality, and free will. While delving into the thought of Thomas Aquinas, it addresses contemporary topics, such as skepticism, mechanism, animal language research, and determinism. Steven J. Jensen probes the primal questions of human nature. Are human beings free or determined? Is the capacity to reason distinctive to human beings or do animals also have some share of reason? Have animals really been taught to use language?
The Human Person touches on topics that bear upon the very fabric of the universe. Are human beings merely well-ordered collections of chemicals or do they have a soul that gives them life and understanding? Is there any element in human beings that survives death? Can human minds get in touch with the objective world or just forever dwell in the domain of their subjective experiences? The book closes by considering the most fundamental question of all: are human beings merely cosmic accidents with no purpose or is there some meaning to human life?
In this book, beginners of philosophy will learn the wonders of their own nature by studying Aquinas’s thought on the human person.
Dream Companion Study Guide$19.95Add to cart
Futures revealed. Questions answered. Warnings issued. Healings received. Impartations granted. Secrets unfolded. Intimacy promised. All of these things and morecome through God speaking to YOU in visions and dreams. You can ignore dreams or you can open the door to your dreams as we walk through this study together. The choice is yours.
Learning To Breathe$18.99Add to cart
It begins slowly, so slowly that I hardly notice at first. My chest tightens and my heart begins to beat a fraction faster. I try to draw breath, but instead I choke on oxygen I can’t inhale. As I realise that I can’t breathe, the panic wraps itself around my mind.I can’t make myself draw a breath. Rachael was aged just six when she had her first suicidal thought. Over the next decade, life would become increasingly fraught with depression and self-harm, and her outlook only bleaker. Before her eighteenth birthday, Rachael would twice try to take her own life.And yet amidst this darkness, a flicker of faith lived on.This is Rachael’s story of her journey into, and out of, the darkness of depression. With unflinching realism and complete honesty, she shows us what it looks like to live with mental illness, and how God can find us and rescue us even in the most desperate of places.
Being Happy : 10 Keys To Unlock Overflowing Joy In Everyday Living$8.99Add to cart
Zion Publishing House
Is happiness really possible? “BEING HAPPY: 10 Keys to Unlock Overflowing Joy in Everyday Living,” shows how you can change your attitude and improve your life, despite your present circumstances. In the third book in her BEING GRATEFUL series, Janice gives you ten quick and easy keys to maintain your joy and discover purposeful living.
Talking To Crazy$22.99Add to cart
Finally! The book that helps you deal with irrational, impossible people. – Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Let’s face it: we all know people who are downright irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what’s the solution? How do you talk to someone who just won’t listen? What can you do with an unrealistic boss, an angry spouse, or an overly emotional friend? You can’t win by ignoring the insanity-and you can’t argue it away. But you can stop it cold. Top-ranked psychiatrist and communication expert Mark Goulston shows you how in Talking to “Crazy”, a life-changing book for everyone trapped in maddening personal or professional relationships. Goulston unlocks the mysteries of the irrational mind, and explains how faulty thinking patterns develop. His keen insights are matched by a set of counterintuitive strategies proven to defuse crazy behavior, along with scripts, examples, and exercises that teach you how to use them. You’ll learn: Why people act the way they do * How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation-and what to do instead * When to confront a problem and when to walk away * How to activate the Sanity Cycle-which quickly transforms you from threat to ally * How to use 14 simple, but effective communication techniques, including assertive submission flattery, the kiss-off, and more * And much more You can’t reason with unreasonable people-but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how.
War And Moral Injury$72.00Add to cart
Moral Injury has been called the “signature wound” of today’s wars. It is also as old as the human record of war, as evidenced in the ancient war epics of Greece, India, and the Middle East. But what exactly is Moral Injury? What are its causes and consequences? What can we do to prevent or limit its occurrence among those we send to war? And, above all, what can we do to help heal afflicted warriors?
This landmark volume provides an invaluable resource for those looking for answers to these questions. Gathered here are some of the most far-ranging, authoritative, and accessible writings to date on the topic of Moral Injury. Contributors come from the fields of psychology, theology, philosophy, psychiatry, law, journalism, neuropsychiatry, classics, poetry, and, of course, the profession of arms. Their voices find common cause in informing the growing, international conversation on war and war’s deepest and most enduring invisible wound. Few may want to have this myth-challenging, truth-telling conversation, but it is one we must have if we truly wish to help those we send to fight our wars.
Listening To Sexual Minorities$35.00Add to cart
Students arrive on campus with various boxes of belongings to unpack, some heavy, some tidy, some more valuable, some more private. For many students, two of these boxes could be labeled “My Faith” and “My Sexuality”-and these two can be among the most cumbersome to handle. How to balance the two without having to set one down? How to hold them both closely, both securely, but still move forward to settle in with new friends in a new environment? How to keep from dropping one or the other, spilling its embarrassing contents for all to see?
Such can be the struggle for any student, but especially for any sexual minority who identifies or struggles with an LGB+ identity or same-sex attraction on a Christian college campus. For these students their faith and their sexuality often feel both tender and in acute tension. Who is God making them to be? What do they need to grow in to develop faithfully, and what might they need to leave behind? How can they truly flourish?
The research team of Yarhouse, Dean, Stratton, and Lastoria draw on their decades of experience both in the psychology of sexual identity and in campus counseling to bring us the results of an original longitudinal study into what sexual minorities themselves experience, hope for, and benefit from. Rich with both quantitative and qualitative data, their book gives an unprecedented opportunity to listen to sexual minorities in their own words, as well as to observe patterns and often surprising revelations about life and personal development both on campus and after graduation.
Listening to Sexual Minorities will be an indispensable resource not only for counselors and psychologists but also for faculty, student-development leaders, and administrators in higher education as well as leaders in the church and wider Christian community who want to create an intentional environment to hear from and contribute to the spiritual flourishing of all.
Getting Over OCD$22.95Add to cart
Thoroughly updated based on the latest science, this empowering workbook gives you the skills to overcome obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors–and live a freer, happier life. Leading OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz presents a step-by-step program grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective treatment for the disorder. Vivid stories and numerous practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you: *Understand how OCD affects your mind and body. *Develop a customized plan for change. *Find relief from distressing intrusive thoughts. *Confront the situations you avoid–and discover a new sense of safety. *Break free of compulsive rituals. *Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships. The second edition is revised throughout with cutting-edge strategies for coping with unwanted thoughts that can’t be eliminated completely, plus new learning techniques drawn from brain research. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.
Understanding Sexual Abuse$18.00Add to cart
Foreword By Debra Hirsch
1. A Safe Place
2. Why Abuse Hurts
3. Justice, Anger, And True Forgiveness
4. Breaking The Power Of Secrets
5. What Can Recovery Look Like?
6. Where Was God?
7. A Broken Hallelujah
8. Choosing Life And Learning To Walk Unafraid
“It is said that the true test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members.”
As many as one in four girls and one in six boys experience sexual abuse during childhood, and it’s estimated that as many as half of the incidents are never reported. This means that countless millions in our societies, both children and adults, carry this complex, often hidden pain. What does the path to healing look like for survivors? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road?
Drawing on both his own experience and his wife’s experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, minister and lecturer Tim Hein offers his expertise, practical guidance, and empathy-both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves. How can we best respond when a survivor shares their secret with us? Where can survivors turn for encouragement when the road to recovery seems so long and lonely? Hein presents clinical data and resources alongside pastoral wisdom and care, addressing both psychological and spiritual aspects of sexual abuse.
Both for those who have suffered sexual abuse and those in a position to help them, this book is a rich resource. Filled with both sober truths and the hope of Christ, it calls survivors to take courage and walk unafraid down the road of healing.
Power Of Moments$30.00Add to cart
The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us-and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.
While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?
This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.
Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)
Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck-but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.
How To Think$24.00Add to cart
A Currency Title
As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper’s, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America’s culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us-political, social, religious-Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we’re doomed to be divided, but because the people involved simply aren’t thinking.
Most of us don’t want to think, Jacobs writes. Thinking is trouble. Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that’s a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the spin cycle of social media, partisan bickering, and confirmation bias.
In this smart, endlessly entertaining book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that act on us to prevent thinking-forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, “alternative facts,” and information overload-and he also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: It’s impossible to “think for yourself.”)
Drawing on sources as far-flung as novelist Marilynne Robinson, basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, British philosopher John Stuart Mill, and Christian theologian C.S. Lewis, Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the impediments that plague us all. Because if we can learn to think together, maybe we can learn to live together, too.
Much Ado About Something$20.99Add to cart
Who, from a scientific perspective, could possibly accept the idea of a virgin birth, or any of Christ’s miracles, much less his death and resurrection? Only a child (Luke 18:17) or a Christian possessed of a considerable degree of maturity (1 Cor 13:11). This enthralling book reveals how a person can develop from childhood innocence to spiritual maturity via a series of psychological stages, through constant (but often unconscious) communication with the Holy Spirit. Growth occurs most often through adversity and the emotional healing that accompanies acceptance of God’s Will. Such experiences allow people to let go of less immature attachments and aversions, and to be free to live with increasing spontaneity “in the moment’, attuned to the sufferings of others, both wiser and more compassionate.
I Cant Do Life$12.99Add to cart
From a cycle of failure to the first glimmer of hope, one woman’s story of recovery and redemption, an inch at a time.
A little girl grows up in a dysfunctional home with alcoholic parents that appears perfect on the outside, but leaves her with severe lack of self-worth, and a gaping need for acceptance and love.
Reeling from sexual abuse, she turns to drugs and illicit relationships for affirmation and a sense of belonging. Scarred from an abortion, then trapped in a loveless marriage, she descends deeper and deeper into alcoholism and drug abuse.
Forced into recovery, she fails again and again, each time hurting her family more deeply.
Then, buried childhood memories of God cause her to ask for His help.
Lovingkindness : Realizing And Practicing Your True Self$17.00Add to cart
Lovingkindness–acting with selfless compassion toward others–is a widely recognized virtue that is honored across world religions. But what does it look like in practice? How can we more fully and consistently live this calling, to be a loving presence in the world? This book explores the promise and challenge of living with lovingkindness, a concept with deep ancient roots. It offers a framework of twelve dimensions along which people make choices in daily life. Short chapters explore each of these dimensions of lovingkindness, including opportunities for practice. The structure is suitable for self-study or for use in discussion groups. In truth, lovingkindness is not something that you can achieve or perfect. It is more like a star by which to guide your life journey, a distant goal toward or away from which you move through countless choices that you make each day. This book is about that journey.
Centre Brain : 5 Prompts To Persuasive Power$15.99Add to cart
‘Vital reading for anyone who wants to create communications that cause people to act.’ Matt Barlow, CEO, CAP When facing a red light, what can you say to turn it green? Hooking an audience? Sweating in a job interview? The results of what you say aren’t coincidence. Whether you persuade, or not, is down to whether you use the right prompts. The Centre Brain – the body’s action centre – responds to what it hears. And, if the right prompts are used, the brain can be persuaded to act. This book explains why your communication works, or doesn’t. Why you prompt action, or don’t. The result of a 20-year quest to discover what prompts action, this book offers readers a glimpse into the story behind their stories. Combining psychological insight, real-life experience and inspiring application, this book will empower you to really make the most of your message. ‘This book will help you get to the heart of what makes people and their communication persuasive.’ Ram Gidoomal CBE, international businessman
God Shaped Brain$20.00Add to cart
Diagram Of Brain
Section I: God, The Brain, And What Went Wrong
1. God Is Love
2. The Human Brain & Broken Love
3. The Infection Of Fear
4. Freedom To Love
Section II: The Battle Between The Conflicting Views About God
5. Love Strikes Back
6. Engaging The Battle
7. Love Stands Firm
8. Changing Our View Of God
9. The Power Of Truth
10. The Truth About Sin
11. Enlarging Our View Of God
12. The Judgment Of God
13. In The Brain Of Christ
Section III: Embracing The Goodness Of God
15. When Good Prevails
16 When Love Burns Free.
17. Buddha, Jesus And Preparing Your Brain For Eternity
Addendum: Putting It All Together: Simple Steps To A Healthier Brain
The God-Shaped Brain Study Guide
What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Brain research in neuroscience has found that our thoughts and beliefs affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Mind and body are interrelated, and we are designed for healthy relationships of love and trust. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. Unfortunately, many of us have distorted images of God and mostly think of him in fearful, punitive ways. This leads us into unhealthy patterns of self-defeating behaviors and toxic relationships. But our lives can change when God renews our minds with a truer picture of him. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. He dispels common misconceptions about God and shows how different God concepts affect the brain differently. Our brains can adapt, change, and rewire with redeemed thinking that frees us from unnecessary pain and suffering. Discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives. This expanded edition now includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion, with questions for learning from Scripture, science and nature, and experience.
Divine Imprint : Finding God In The Human Mind$14.99Add to cart
The so-called New Atheists receive much publicity, but their demand to be provided with incontrovertible evidence for the existence of God, and that such evidence must come from a scientific examination of the physical world, is the wrong approach. As many theologians and philosophers have claimed, the search for God begins by looking inwards into oneself. But what does that mean? Surely looking inwards we find nothing but the contents of one’s own mind. Where does God come in? It is by the examination of the contents of the mind and trying to understand how they got there that one seeks clues about God’s influence on the mind. Our consciousness bears a resemblance to that Consciousness from which it is directly derived. It bears his imprint. It is from the characteristics of that imprint we get to know what kind of God we are dealing with. Only then can we be open to realizing how that other creation of his, the physical world, also bears his imprint.
Witness Of Religion In An Age Of Fear$19.00Add to cart
We live in a world driven by fear. But should we allow fear to play such a large role in our lives? According to the religions of the world, the answer is no.
In this helpful and illuminating book, Michael Kinnamon challenges readers to consider why we find ourselves in this age of fear and what we can do about it. Drawing on support from a diversity of religious traditions and teachers, Kinnamon argues that religious faith is the best way to combat a culture of fear. He explores fear in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the American political scene, and he shares courageous examples of individuals from different religions working for peace.
Perfect for individuals or group study, this book helps readers understand the manipulative power of fear and how religious beliefs call us to reject fear at all costs. A study guide is included.
Competing Fundamentalisms : Violent Extremism In Christianity Islam And Hin$40.00Add to cart
Why do certain groups and individuals seek to do harm in the name of God? While studies often claim to hold the key to this frightening phenomenon, they seldom account for the crucial and growing role that religious fundamentalism plays not just in radical Islam but also in the world’s two other largest religions: Christianity and Hinduism. As the first book to examine violent extremism in the world’s three largest religions together, Sathianathan Clarke draws on studies in sociology, psychology, culture, and economics to paint a richer portrait of this potent force in modern life. Clarke argues that religious fundamentalism is fueled and driven by the forces of globalization; that religious fundamentalists have more in common with their counterparts across religious lines than they do with the members of their own religions; and that religious fundamentalism becomes a surrogate religion, replacing in all three cases the religious tradition from which it arose.
In light of the challenges these competing fundamentalisms pose to the peace and stability of the world, Clarke proposes that Christians, Muslims, and Hindus refuse to allow modern fundamentalism to define their ancient religious traditions. Instead, he calls for a rejection of fundamentalism’s zero-sum world in favor of a serious and sustained engagement with the members of all the world’s religions, as well as those of no religion. Readers will gain new and important insight into the problem of religious extremism and violence by seeing how it works in the world’s three largest religions.
Best Places To Live For Autism$19.93Add to cart
This 335+ page valuable book provides you with the critical information needed to make a smart relocation decision. It provides the essential information needed to find the best place for YOU and YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS LOVED ONE to live in America.-which best ‘fits’ your needs and the needs of your loved ones.
Integrative Psychotherapy : Toward A Comprehensive Christian Approach$45.00Add to cart
Mark McMinn and Clark Campbell present an integrative model of psychotherapy that is grounded in Christian biblical and theological teaching and in a critical and constructive engagement with contemporary psychology.
Now in paperback, this foundational work integrates behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal models of therapy within a Christian theological framework. Not only do the authors integrate Christian faith and spirituality with the latest thinking in behavioral science at a theoretical level, they also integrate the theoretical and academic with the pastoral and clinical, offering a practical guide for the practitioner.
Healing Health Anxiety$17.95Add to cart
As It Began
1. Anxiety Neurophysiology
2. Brain Care
3. Mind Care
4. Spirit Care
“There is something wrong with this freckle on my arm. I think it might be malignant. Why am I experiencing pain in my abdomen? Do I have a tumor?!”
If similar concerns and questions fill your mind on a weekly, daily, or even hourly basis, then you may suffer from health anxiety. Take a deep breath and know you aren’t alone. Laura Abate’s Healing Health Anxiety delves into the inner workings of the brain and explains in detail how your lifestyle affects your daily experience.
Freeing oneself from health anxiety is within reach. As a sufferer-turned-survivor, Abate reveals her personal journey in recovering from health anxiety and gives you all the knowledge she has gained along the way. Beginning with an in-depth look at neurophysiology, Abate uses her medical background to explain what happens to the human body when anxiety is manifested chronically. From there, she expounds on what those who suffer from anxiety can do to heal their mind, body, and soul. Join her as she shares her journey, and find true healing today.