Change of Heart

What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change
Author: Nick Cooney
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590562451
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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An easy-to-use psychology primer for anyone wanting to spread progressive social change. Developed so that non-profits, community organizers and others can make science-driven decisions in their advocacy work.

Change of Heart

A Novel
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416565604
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvation. Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish? Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love.

Heart to Heart


Author: Layce Gardner,Saxon Bennett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543208856
Category:
Page: 224
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Who says you can't go home again? Amy's fast paced New York City life is interrupted by her mother's illness. She returns home to Fenton, Missouri after many years to find her childhood home on fire and her aging mother in need of long-term care. It's more than she can handle, but with the help of her new found friends, she finds a life-and love- she wasn't expecting. Parker is a self-made woman and owns her own carpentry business. She has had plenty of girlfriends in her life. The only problem is none of them seem to stick around for the long haul. Parker is tired of rejection and has reconciled her fate to being alone. Until the new girl in town hires her to renovate her burned house. Parker is torn between falling for Amy or guarding her heart and playing it safe. Heart to Heart is an emotionally charged novel that explores loss, friendship, and a love that is discovered where you least expect it. This is book one of the True Heart series.

Tattoos on the Heart

The Power of Boundless Compassion
Author: Greg Boyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439153159
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

Smile at Fear

Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821484
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

True Horizon


Author: Laurie Winter
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509217924
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Back home on her family's Texas Longhorn ranch, Grace Murray is busy preparing for her wedding. After a scruffy tattooed drifter saves her life, she takes on the mission of helping her savior, Heath Carter, find peace. The steady friendship and unconditional acceptance she receives from him encourages her to trade an old dream for a new one—a dream true to her heart. When she calls off her wedding, Grace is finally set free to fully love Heath. After a decade of military service, Special Forces veteran Heath Carter is living with war's tragic consequences. Struggling with PTSD, anger, and guilt, he travels through Texas, solitarily moving from job to job. Working with Grace on the ranch, Heath's guilt over his past actions make him feel unworthy of her love. As their paths lead them in different directions, Heath needs to discover the courage to fight his toughest battle yet—the one inside himself.

True Heart


Author: Marissa Moss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439176811
Category: Locomotive engineers
Page: N.A
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At the turn of the century, a young woman who works on the railroad accomplishes her yearning ambition to become an engineer when a male engineer is injured and can't drive his train.

A Change of Heart

A Harmony Novel
Author: Philip Gulley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061740381
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Sam Gardner never dreamed he would be thanking God for Harmony's self-appointed general of the religious Right, Dale Hinshaw. God does indeed work in mysterious ways. Amanda Hodge, who has been living with her Uncle Ellis and Aunt Miriam since her parents abandoned her years ago, now faces their return and their desire to be a part of her life again. Dale Hinshaw hovers on the brink of death, in dire need of a heart transplant The whole town is abuzz as the beautiful Deena Morrison marries the town's most eligible bachelor, Dr. Pierce. And in the midst of these triumphs and tragedies, Pastor Sam Gardner helps the people of Harmony negotiate the sometimes rocky road of family life, faith, and forgiveness. Although Harmony's characters develop and grow with each novel, one thing remains constant -- Philip Gulley's ability to capture both the flavor of small-town America and the paradoxical beauty of our own humanity.

Wild at Heart

Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1400200393
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.

Change of Heart


Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476779724
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Best friends Elijah J. Harcourt and Chelsea Hamilton, who were separated when they were teenagers, are reunited in Edilean, Virginia, where they overcome the distance that has grown between them by investigating a tragic story together.

A Distant Heart


Author: Sonali Dev
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496705777
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Her name means “miracle” in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that’s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai’s Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home, with only the Arabian Sea churning outside her window for company. . . . Until one person dares venture into her world. Tasked at fourteen years old with supporting his family, Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi’s windows, and an unlikely friendship develops across the plastic curtain of her isolation room. As years pass, Rahul becomes Kimi’s eyes to the outside world—and she becomes his inspiration to better himself by enrolling in the police force. But when a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a real future, both must face all that ties them together and keeps them apart. As Kimi anticipates a new life, Rahul struggles with loving someone he may yet lose. And when his investigation into a black market organ ring run by a sociopathic gang lord exposes dangerous secrets that cut too close to home, only Rahul's deep, abiding connection with Kimi can keep her safe—and reveal the true meaning of courage, loss, and second chances. Infused with the rhythms of life in modern-day India, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s candid, rewarding novel beautifully evokes all the complexities of the human heart. Praise for Sonali Dev and A Change of Heart “In Dev’s seductive and complex story of love lost and then found, one layer of mystery leads to the next. . . . Will hold a permanent place in readers’ hearts.” –Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “Dev deftly navigates the complex themes of bereavement, motherhood, and how the culture of India exists in America. . . . This is stunning all around.” –Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “Mystery, adventure, and romance are spiced with Bollywood glamour in this heart-stopping novel…. Riveting.” --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

A New Republic of the Heart

Awakening Into Evolutionary Activism - A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change
Author: Terry Patten
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170478
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Page: 352
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"Terry Patten asserts that we are living at the center of a multidimensional and radical revolution. Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, he points out humans' natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In this book for seekers and change agents, Terry Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis--from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism--appreciating the partial truths in them all. Patten explores creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations that, together, will be taking us into an integral and inspiring future. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change"--

Jar of Hearts


Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250154219
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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"Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end.” – Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You • A Top 10 bestseller (CrimeReads) • A June 2018 LibraryReads pick • This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . . When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women. To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed. For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison. While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong. How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it? Find out in Jennifer Hillier's Jar of Hearts.

Cross Your Heart


Author: Layce Gardner,Saxon Bennett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983498824
Category:
Page: 248
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All your favorite characters are back in the fourth and final book of the True Heart series. Amy and Parker are overjoyed when they find out they're pregnant. There's only one thing that puts a damper on this good news: they aren't married yet. They've been planning the wedding for over a year and now they need a little help from their friends to make it a reality. In the middle of all the wedding and baby shower drama is Ruth and Tamika. Ruth is a single mother who has known more than her fair share of heartache. Her ex left as soon as the parenting got tough. Now Ruth is torn between her blossoming love for Tamika and her daughter's ravaged heart. She's already had one mother leave her - can Ruth take a chance that another woman won't do the same thing? For every new beginning there is an ending and for every joy there is a sorrow. Follow Amy, Parker, and their friends as they say goodbye to somebody very near and dear to them. Cross Your Heart is an emotionally charged novel exploring love, loss, and the importance of friendship.

To Follow Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles Book #3)

A Novel
Author: Rebecca DeMarino
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493404067
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Satisfying, Emotionally Rich Conclusion to The Southold Chronicles Series It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island. Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy is rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold--and to an overjoyed Patience--it's not the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges readers into the 17th century--a world of high seas and tall ships, daring journeys and yearning hearts.

The Heart's Invisible Furies

A Novel
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 1524760803
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Named Book of the MonthClub's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

The Bedeviled Heart

Book Two of the Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series
Author: Carmen Caine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983524069
Category: Fiction
Page: 362
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When Cameron Malcolm Stewart's arranged marriages all end in disaster he comes to believe that sharing his name would consign a woman to an early grave. On the day he encounters a bright-eyed lass selling charmed stones he steals a kiss and seals his fate forever.

Straight from the Heart


Author: Layce Gardner,Saxon Bennett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547108435
Category:
Page: 260
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This is Book Two of the True Heart Series. Steph Rizzo loves three things: her career as a firefighter, her girlfriend Rosa, and cooking. Not necessarily in that order. The only thing lacking in her life is trying to get her girlfriend to marry her. They have lived together for eleven years, but still Rosa can't quite bring herself to say "I do." After Rosa's parents died in a car accident, she grew up in a state home. At the age of eighteen she was on her own. She worked her way through college and eventually realized her dream of becoming a police officer. Now she has everything she's ever wanted-a lover, a home, and a career. Until the night that she is shot while on duty. Then everything changes-her life, her job, and her relationship. Steph is about to find out what the words "in sickness and in health" really mean. Straight from the Heart is an emotionally charged novel exploring love, loss, and friendship.