Living a Life that Matters

Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success

Author: Harold S Kushner

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206398

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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In this inspiring, uplifting and timely book, Harold Kushner addresses our craving for significance, the need to know that our lives and choices mean something. We sometimes confuse power, wealth and fame with true achievement. We can do great things, and occasionally terrible things, to reassure ourselves that we matter to the world. We need to think of ourselves as good people and are troubled when we compromise our integrity to be successful and important. In Living a Life That Matters, Rabbi Kushner suggests that the path to a truly successful and significant life lies in friendship, family, acts of generosity and self-sacrifice, as well as in God's forgiving nature. He describes how, in changing the life of even one person in a positive way, we make a difference in the world, give our lives meaning, and prove that we do, in fact, matter.

Living a Life That Matters

From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream

Author: Ben Lesser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781458202727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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In his highly readable, educational and inspiring memoir, Holocaust Survivor Ben Lesser's warm, grandfatherly tone invites the reader to do more than just visit a time when the world went mad. He also shows how this madness came to be--and the lessons that the world still needs to learn. In this true story, the reader will see how an ordinary human being--an innocent child--not only survived the Nazi Nightmare, but achieved the American Dream.

Living a Life That Matters

Author: Mark Matlock,Chris Lyon

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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FILL IN THE BLANK: MY LIFE WOULD BE MEANINGFUL IF__________________.People have all kinds of ways to fill in that blank. Some want more money. Some moreinfluence. Others more pleasure. The point is we want MORE. But is that enough? Doesdevouring everything the world has to offer lead to satisfaction?In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes describes someone who tried to answer thatquestion. Whether it was sex, drugs, money, power, food, relationships, or knowledge,King Solomon of Israel tried it all—and documented what he discovered in his search forpurpose in his life.Living a Life That Matters lets you gaze over Solomon’s shoulder as he indulges everypleasure, exercises every power, and emerges with a radical conclusion about how to live. You’ll find ways that his search for meaning connects with yours and how your story can connect with your friends’ as they seek meaning in the world.

Instructions to the Cook

A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life That Matters

Author: Bernard Glassman,Rick Fields

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307532607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Instructions To The Cook is a distillation of Zen wisdom that can be used equally well as a manual on business or spiritual practice, cooking or life. The hardcover edition was featured in every major Buddhist magazine. "Be nourished and inspired! Magnificent work!"--Jon Kabat-Zinn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Life That Matters

Author: Rick McManus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450227163

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Ray McKenzie, who lives in a world of his own, is not successful in business, and he is a failure as a husband and father. One day he takes a journey across the Southern California desert to El Centro, the city of his birth, on a quest for answers he desperately needs to the questions burning inside him about the choices he made in his life and the choices he might have made. During his trip, Ray is suddenly joined by two passengers who appear to be a devil and an angel. Soon he is unexpectedly thrust forward into a life he has always dreamed about, that of a ballroom dancer, with an enticing companion, Gina. Then he is thrust back in time to experience again pivotal scenes with his wife, Jane, and his three children. Finally -- with his life hanging in the balance -- Ray has to choose between the lure of a glamorous new world and the redemption now made possible for him with his family

Living a Life That Really Matters

Author: Michael Snyder

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548492601

Category: Inspiration

Page: 178

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"In this book Michael Snyder is going to share with you what he has learned about living an overflowing life. We were designed to love, to laugh, to discover, to create and to live lives that are filled with passion. Unfortunately, so many of us have bought into lies that have enabled the enemy to steal all of that from us. No matter how bad things may seem right now, God can take the broken pieces of your life and turn them into a beautiful thing. But you have got to be willing to break your old patterns and start doing things that will produce good fruit in your life. This book will help you to do that"--Back cover.

A Life That Matters

Making the Greatest Possible Difference with the Rest of Your Life

Author: Ron P. Hutchcraft

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575674544

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The choice to live an ordinary life is no longer an option! Greatness-lasting greatness-is a desire built into every human heart. For the believer in Christ, it is not only possible, but expected. How will your life matter? God wants your life to count for eternity. He wants you to join the team of rescuers He is sending into a desperate world.

The Wonder of Aging

A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476706719

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Bestselling author and renowned family counselor Michael Gurian teaches you how to embrace aging and life after fifty through this spiritual and comprehensive guide. The topic of aging after fifty is frequently only discussed in terms of health—what are the physical symptoms that come with advanced age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging, however, aims to look at aging in a new way—as something that is positive, showing how miraculous our second half of life can be. Gurian divides life after fifty into four stages: Stage 1: The Age of Transformation. This is the stage of life from the late forties to approximately sixty. Stage 2: The Age of Distinction. This stage of life lasts from approximately sixty to seventy-five. Stage 3: The Age of Completion. This stage involves completing our life-journey, both together (if we are still coupled) and alone, if our spouse has passed on or if we are divorced. He developed these stages in response to both scientific and anthropological information, and in response to the needs of his clients, who sought help in understanding where they were and what to expect in the second half of life. With updated research and anecdotes to help you discover a new paradigm for aging, you can understand how aging affects you physically, mentally, relationally, and spiritually, and how to celebrate these changes holistically and healthfully.

The Wesleyan Way | Student Book

A Faith That Matters

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426767560

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Meet the Faith of Wesley . . . Real and Relevant in Today's World.