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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: A Little Self-Help This Week, Along With A Good Dose of Heaven

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour!

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Amy over at Passages to the Past, so stop by and join the fun!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

I had a great time over the past week getting to know some great bloggers and participating in the Book Blogger and Publisher Online Convention.  I learned some new stuff along the way, and as I have time, I'll be tweaking my blog a bit.  :)

Be sure and stop by my newest giveaway: 

A Freshwater Pearl Necklace (worth $505) from PurePearls.com. Enter Here!

Here are the wonderful books that have come into my house over the past week.

The Confidence Solution: Reinvent Yourself, Explode Your Business, Skyrocket Your IncomeThe Confidence Solution: Reinvent Yourself, Explode Your Business, Skyrocket Your Income ARC by Keith Johnson ~ Non-Fiction / Self-Help / Motivation ~ Available May 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
The ultimate handbook to gaining the key ingredient for success in any area of life...from America's #1 Confidence Coach!

If you were more confident, how would your life be different?

The Confidence Solution empowers you to becomes a confident and successful person by recognizing your inner strengths and talents. Dr. Keith Johnson has helped thousands of people from all walks of life take life-changing measures that positively moved them forward and helped them fulfill their potential, accomplish their goals, and reach their destiny.

These steps will do the same for you. Now, in a single volume, learn how to:

-Unlock transformation in your life
-Exponentially expand your business, career, and relationships
-Quickly shed your unwanted weight
-Triumph over your greatest fears
-Skyrocket your income

Using his trademark humor, insight, and experience, Dr. Keith believes that every person can achieve their desires and dreams through realization of their potential, which can only come through confidence!

Grow the Tree You Got: & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and TeenagersGrow the Tree You Got: and 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers ARC by Tom Sturges ~ Non-Fiction / Parenting / Child-Rearing ~ Available May 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
A wise and inspiring guide to parenting through the extraordinary- and at times tumultuous-journey that is the adolescent and teenage years.

When Tom Sturges became a father, he decided that he wanted to be one of the greatest father that ever walked the earth. But things became a bit more complicated when his older son turned ten, and the chatty kid he'd known suddenly started locking his bedroom door. Tom realized he needed to find a way to stay on track-he needed crib notes. So, if a parenting idea of technique worked well, he wrote it down. And if he stumbled across something another parent did that was particularly ingenious or exemplary, he wrote that down, too. In Grow the Tree You Got, Tom presents golden rules" for raising happy, healthy, and compassionate adults. His mantra? It's impossible to show our children too much respect, but it's worth the effort to try.

If I Have to Tell You One More Time. . .: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or YellingIf I Have to Tell You One More Time... The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling ARC by Amy McCready ~ Non-Fiction / Parenting ~ Available August 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
Put an end to painful power struggles with your children!

Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You ask your child to turn off the TV, do her homework, or get ready for school or bedtime. You know he heard you, but he ignores you. You ask again and still...no response. You've tried everything-time-outs, nagging, counting to three-and nothing seems to work.

In If I Have to Tell You One More Time..., founder of the popular online parenting course Positive Parenting Solutions Amy McCready presents a nag- and scream-free program for compassionately, yet effectively, correcting your children's bad behavior.

In this invaluable book, McCready shows parents how an understanding of the psychological theory espoused by Alfred Adler (1870-1937) can put an end to power struggles in their households. Adlerian psychology focuses on the central idea that every human being has a basic need to feel powerful-with children being no exception to the rule. And when this need isn't met in positive ways, kids will resort to negative methods, which often result in some of the most frustrating behavior they exhibit. If I Have to Tell You One More Time... provides the knowledge and tools parents need to address the deeper issues that inspire their children to misbehave. Read this book and rediscover the joy of parenting!

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackHeaven is for Real: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent ~ Non-Fiction / Christian Life / Inspirational ~ Available Now ~ This was a SPECIAL request that I actually sent out to the publisher. You see, I had heard about this book, and I have a very personal reason for wanting to review and share this book on Wendi's Book Corner! It is all about HOPE... at least I hope it is, and that is what I'm going to find out and share... :)
A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)


Sandra said...

Sounds like some serious reading there, but all very positive. I'll be interested to see what you glean from them. Have a good reading week. My recent read are posted.

Jules said...

You've definitely got some interesting books there.

Happy reading,



bermudaonion said...

I hope you read something that inspires you in those books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I could have used the getting your kids to listen book when my kids were younger I found myself saying that many a time! Enjoy!

DCMetroreader said...

I look forward to your review Heaven is for Real!

Kaye said...

Sounds like some intense reading for you this week. Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading! My MM is here should you like to visit.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

These titles are all new to me - hope you enjoy them, Wendi!

Lori Johnston said...

You have a great selection this week - - enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by my "place".
Have a great week!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I really have to get the book "If I Have To Tell You One More Time"! My kids REALLY need it! I'm a sucker for self-help books...true confessions time. =O)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Nice list! I'm trying to read more non-fiction and you've got a lot of interesting titles there! :)

Anna said...

Those are all new to me. Hope you enjoy them!

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