Covey, Stephen R.First Things First
Language: English, Management & Leadership – Format: ePub

Stephen R. Covey’s First Things First is the gold standard for time management books. His principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order (More) to obtain happiness and retain a feeling of security. First Things First: The Interactive Edition takes Dr. Covey’s philosophy and remasters the entire text to include easy-to-understand infographics, analysis, and more.
This time-saving version of First Things First is the efficient way to apply Dr. Covey’s tested and validated time management tips, while retaining his core message. This guide will help you:
• Get more done in less time
• Develop and retain rich relationships
• Attain inner peace
• Create balance in your life
• And, put first things first
“Covey is the hottest self-improvement consultant to hit US business since Dale Carnegie.” —USA Today
“Covey has reached the apex with First Things First. This is an important work. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be helped by reading it.” —Larry King, CNN
“These goals embody a perfect balance of the mental, the physical, the spiritual, and the social.” —Booklist

Wharton, EdithEthan Frome
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Ethan Frome is a book published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton.
Ethan Frome is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of (More) his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that result in startling events.The novel is framed by extended flashbacks, where the narrator gradually learns about the life of the mysterious local man Ethan Frome, who was injured in a horrific “smash-up” twenty-four years before. Frome is described as “the most striking figure in Starkfield” and a “ruin of a man”. The narrator fails to get many details from the townspeople and later hires Frome as his driver for a week.

Palma, Luis de laThe History of the Sacred Passion
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

“The History of the Sacred Passion” (also known as “The Sacred Passion”) by Luis de la Palma (Spain, 1559-1641) was first published in 1624 in Spain, and has been a steady and continuous resource in the 400 years since. It is one (More) of the most influential theological yet accessible reflections on Our Lord’s suffering and death and guides the reader into a historical, spiritual and at the same time practical exploration of the week leading up to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, death and burial.
This Kindle edition presents de la Palma’s classic work for the first time in a clear and accurately edited format in english. Using various enhancements, it brings it closer to the 21st century reader by making its narrative easier to read and follow but without changing the excellent and enduring 1872 english translation by Henry Coleridge (save in a very few instances when recourse has had to be made to the spanish original in order to render its proper essence to today’s audience).
For example:
– latin texts (just like the chapter headings) have been presented in red so that the reader may more easily advance and effectively follow the overall narrative;
– latin texts originally without english translation, or whose meaning cannot be directly discerned from the contextual english text, have been translated, with the english translation presented between curly brackets;
– various english words have been shown in a more relatable spelling where the original might today be confusing;
– its chapters have been conveniently separated into sub-chapters with headings, following La Palma’s original, to facilitate a more comfortable reading;
– praise for La Palma’s work has been sourced from the 17th century through to the 20th and presented in the early pages;
– typography and layout have been carefully designed such that reading is easier and comfortable on the eye;
and so on. Where the original latin text is a scriptural quote, the Douay-Rheims bible version english translation has been used.
It is hoped that the reader reap the many benefits that this classic work of a wholly accessible Christian theology so engrossingly offers; a significant reason why La Palma’s book has remained doggedly relevant to this day.

Fellowes, JulianBelgravia
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

FROM THE CREATOR OF DOWNTON ABBEY: NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES’A modern classic that will fill any Downton-shaped hole’ Daily ExpressIt is the evening of 15 June 1815, and the Duchess of Richmond has thrown a magnificent ball in (More) Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. The guests include James and Anne Trenchard – who have made their money in trade – along with their beautiful daughter Sophia.When the Trenchards move into the fashionable new area of Belgravia some twenty-five years later, they are surrounded by some of London society’s most influential families. But something happened that night of the ball, so long ago, that threatens their new status.Because behind Belgravia’s magnificent doors is a world of secrets, gossip and intrigue.
‘Stunning’ Mail on Sunday’Written with brio, the novel races along with all the page-turning suspense of a thriller’ Fanny Blake, Woman & Home’A jolly romp about Fellowes’s favourite subject, class’ Sunday Times’Immersive and intriguing’ Stylist

Keenan, WilliamTo the Ends of the Earth (St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 3)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

To the Ends of the Earth is the final book of a compelling, three-volume biography of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Covering his later years in Rome, To the Ends of the Earth charts the dramatic spread of Opus (More) Dei across five continents. The book also details Josemaría Escrivá’s battles within the church to get the most important spiritual message of our time heard: that holiness is not just for priests and nuns but also for ordinary men and women, who can become saints through their everyday lives and work. Initially branded a “madman” and “heretic,” Escrivá lived to see his teachings affirmed by Vatican II. To the Ends of the Earth also tells the story of how Josemaría Escrivá became a saint, and the Vatican’s investigations into numerous miracles accredited to him, resulting in his canonization by Pope John Paul II on October 6, 2002.

Keenan, WilliamThe Path Through the Mountains (St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 2)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The first volume of Keenan’s biography of Josemaria Escriva, The Day the Bells Rang Out, covered the life of Opus Dei’s founder from childhood to November 1937, when, in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, he and his companions (More) were planning to escape from the “Red” zone of Spain to be able to continue their apostolate in freedom.
This new volume picks up the story and sees Escriva on his “path through the mountains” to the other side of Spain via the Pyrenees, Andorra and Lourdes, France. The title, however, has a much deeper sense: in spreading the message of Opus Dei, Escriva and his followers were cutting a new path of holiness and apostolate in the world, and when they met difficulties, which came abundantly, he would remind them of the words of Scripture, inter medium montium pertransibunt aquae – the waters will make a path through the mountains (Ps 103/104: 10). Notably, Escriva quoted this verse in the first chapter of his classic work The Way: “Let those very obstacles give you strength. God’s grace will not fail you: Inter medium montium pertransibunt aquae! You shall pass through the mountains! Does it matter that you have to curtail your activity for the moment if afterwards, like a spring which has been compressed, you will reach incomparably farther than you ever dreamed?”
The Path Through the Mountains is divided into three parts, the book consisting of 87 short chapters, ending up with Escriva’s first stay in Rome in June 1946. The Spanish Civil War ended in 1939, just months before the outbreak of World War 2. Keenan shows Escriva and his companions living in dire poverty, filled with irrepressible good spirits and fired with zeal for apostolate, no matter what. The book fills in the rather sketchy picture of Escriva’s life at this time offered by Joffé’s film There Be Dragons, supporting Joffé’s inspired artistic impression with historical facts. Far from being a dry, historical document, however, the book is enlivened from the start with the humour, homely details and breathtaking vision that were so evident in Escriva himself, as a result of his deep, active faith and love.

Keenan, WilliamThe Day the Bells Rang Out (St Josemaría Escrivá and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 1)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The Day the Bells Rang Out is the first book of a compelling, three-volume biography of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Covering the early years of his life, The Day the Bells Rang Out reads like a thriller. But (More) it is much more than a breathtaking adventure.This is the story of a fugitive priest at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, caught up in the bloodbath of the religious persecution in which thousands of priests were slaughtered.Through the personal notes of Josemaría Escrivá we experience the terror unfolding day by day. Amid the chaos and horror we are given vivid glimpses into the soul of a man striving for sanctity in a violent and troubled world.And all the while this priest, who had earlier received a vision from God, was spreading the most important spiritual message of our time – that holiness is not just for priests and nuns but also for ordinary men and women, who can become saints through their everyday lives and work.Josemaría Escrivá was himself made a saint when Pope John Paul II canonized him on October 6, 2002.

Bergsma, JohnNew Testament Basics for Catholics
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the (More) same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.
With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke’s gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study.
Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading.

Bergsma, JohnBible Basics for Catholics
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies, offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing readers how the Bible points us to the saving (More) life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation.

Buch, LucasNew Mediterraneans
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The lives of the saints act as a light that illuminates the path of our lives when night falls. They have travelled the same path as us, and have known how to reach the goal: the Love of God which is in our origin, and which (More) desires to embrace us for all eternity.
In these pages we are going to look at the holy life of St Josemaría Escrivá; in particular, at some of the discoveries he made during his years as a young priest. As many people who knew him pointed out, he was a lover of God who taught many souls “to understand more profoundly the love of God, so that we are able to show that love to other people through what we do and say” (Christ is Passing By, 97). This is the path of the Christian life, which we too wish to undertake.