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Desert Flower: the Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie

This memoir explores the life of Waris Dirie, recognized by many for her work as a model, and by others for her advocacy for human rights and a battle against female genital mutilation. The reader follows her from her early … Continue reading

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Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent too much time thinking, “I want to be a writer/artist/musician/craftsperson,” and not enough time thinking, “I am a writer/artist/musician/craftsperson.” Maybe you spend time writing, drawing, painting, playing music, knitting, doing woodwork, making collages, but, because … Continue reading

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Bread & Wine: a Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

Bread & Wine is a combination of short stories of Niequist’s life with a focus on difficulties having children. She is a woman of faith and relates her stories to spiritual lessons which she realized after each individual experience. Almost … Continue reading

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Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman (and Chip Kidd, graphic designer)

“And now go, and make interesting amazing glorious fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.” How can you not feel a little inspired and empowered after hearing that? These are the … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower and Other Stories by C. S. Lewis

I picked up a book of C. S. Lewis’s short stories for our staff exercise Genre Bootcamp on Faith-Based and Inspirational Fiction. The Dark Tower and Other Stories contained some of his science fiction as well as faith-based works. The … Continue reading

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Your Best Life Now for Moms By Joel Osteen

This nifty book has colorful pictures, which are heartwarming and uplifting. The inspirational read is for mothers or anyone to enjoy. A great book to flip through when you are in line waiting or on break.

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A Garden In Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson

In A Garden In Paris, Mary Kathleen Davis was once a vibrant young woman with hopes and dreams for a beautiful future.  Now, 26 years later, she is a widow, emotionally separated from her only daughter Elizabeth, and trying desperately … Continue reading

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Always Green by Patti Hill

Mibby Garrett is holding on the best she can without her beloved husband Scott, but it isn’t easy being a widow with a teenage boy determined to act his age. Her garden design business is their only means of support, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration by Bob Nelson and Stephen Lundin

Ubuntu is a philosophy and principle of ethics rooted in African culture, similar to our Golden Rule. This book describes the story of an African student who introduced this concept to an American businessman. After explaining the history and the … Continue reading

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Younger by the Day : 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Looking for something uplifting to add to my daily meditation readings, I happily came upon Victoria Moran’s Younger by the Day. Her book is so inspiring, that I save it to relish as my last reading each day so that … Continue reading

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