Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces provides the key to understanding the secret power of words and traces how this power is activated by drawing references from various authors and experts in psychology, philosophy, medicine, and semiotics.
The author presents a theoretical model to understand why words affect individuals by suggesting that words color emotions, shape behaviors, and influence physiological functioning to create an overall impact (whether positive or negative). Drawing upon several scientific studies, this book will help the reader understand why words are spoken and unspoken forces that have the potential to shape the future.Read More
You are about to embark on a truly weird, interesting, and entertaining experience...
So begins the “odyssey of awkwardness” that is Call Me Clumsy, the my-life-so-far memoir of Matthew Weinrich. Through utterly humbling experiences that span the decades of his life, Weinrich provides anecdotes that are equally cringe-inducing and laugh-out-loud funny. From his experience as a consummate slacker to his marriage proposal gone horribly awry to an unfortunate run-in with the fine men and women of the TSA, Weinrich brings you along as he strolls down memory lane, for better or for worse.
Ultimately, Weinrich gives us a heart-warming picture of the humility of a child of God who knows, without a doubt, that the old adage applies to him:
God is God, and I am not...
...not even close.Read More
Have you ever kept a secret for a friend? A secret that you couldn't tell a single person? A secret that gnawed and consumed your mind? A secret that robbed you of sleep? It might be something wonderful or awful, something neither good nor ill. It might be rather strange. No matter what it is, a secret craves freedom, but it mustn't escape. It must be kept.
Everyone has kept a secret, but few have kept one like Sam Gylkov's.
Sam, a farmer from southern Michigan, has a secret he can no longer bear, which he will soon entrust to a friend. It is at the same time wonderful and horrible and dizzying.
And after hearing it, no one will ever be the same.Read More
Solomon Greene made a deal with God.
If He'd send him an unattractive woman, he'd marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right. After all, he needed that kind of wife to help him escape from his sordid past.
Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She'd be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister's fiance and he would be the only man she'd ever love.
Solomon had no idea that he'd find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn't know that one taste from her husband's lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them.
Could Solomon ever escape from his past?
Could Celeste ever love her husband?Read More
Burnt Offerings is filled with poems about life and death, family and faith, hope and despair, creativity and questions. From Billy Collins and Smokey the Bear to Jesus, from kombucha to the Eucharist, from kindling and forest fires to ash and ember, Cathy Warner employs metaphor, humility, and humor to explore the spiritual life.Read More
As eLectio has grown, there have obviously been a number of weighty decisions we have had to make. Chief among those decisions has always been which books get published and… Read More
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It happens all over the world. And sometimes it is intentional and sometimes probably not.
I'm referring to plagiarism. Somewhere every day on the planet, someone is taking all or… Read More
If you look at the list of top ten books for last year—or any year—there are really only two categories of books. Fiction and non-fiction. And then beyond that, books… Read More
It seems like just yesterday that 2013 started. And now, an entire year has flown by. Here at eLectio, we have some specific groups that we would like to share… Read More