FROM DOPEFIEND TO DEACON: CHASING A PIPE DREAM

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IT WAS PLACED ON MY HEART A FEW YEARS AGO AFTER BEING REJECTED, YET AGAIN, FOR A PROMOTION ON THE JOB TO BEGIN WRITING. FOR FIVE YEARS, I WROTE ON AND OFF UNTIL COMPLETION. I WANTED TO SHARE HOW GOOD GOD HAD BEEN TO ME EVEN WHEN I DID NOT REALIZE IT. I ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS HOPE FOR ALL OF US. THAT HOPE RESTS IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR. SO LET US OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND OUR TESTIMONIES. THIS IS A PART OF MINE, GOD BLESS.
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AuthorHouse
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Published on
Jan 15, 2014
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9781491847534
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Inspirational
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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Mark Manson
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 1 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Dale Carnegie
The book 'How to win Friends & Influence People' presents a lot on personality development thus making you an extraordinary person. The book provides fundamental techniques in handling people and big secret of dealing with people.

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Billy Coffey
For the three people tortured by their secret complicity in a young man's untimely death, redemption is what they most long for . . . and the last thing they expect to receive.

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Billy Collins
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.”
 
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Praise for The Rain in Portugal
 
“Nothing in Billy Collins’s twelfth book . . . is exactly what readers might expect, and that’s the charm of this collection.”—The Washington Post
 
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“Disarmingly playful and wistfully candid.”—Booklist
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