Category Archives: Inspirational/Self-Help

New inspirational books for relationships, self-help, health, spiritual improvements

The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships by Hill Harper

The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships
by Hill Harper

Gotham
Available 09/08/09

In his first book for adults, New York Times bestselling author Hill Harper invites you to join the Conversation: an honest dialogue about the breakdown of African-American relationships.

For generations African Americans have turned to their families in times of need but now, this proud and strong legacy is in peril. Black men and women have stopped communicating effectively and it threatens the very relationships and marriages necessary to sustain the Black family. Today, less than a third of Black children are being raised in two-parent households, a sharp decline from past generations. So, why is it so difficult for Black men and women to build long-term, loving and mutually beneficial relationships? What is happening in the community that makes it so hard for women and men to find their way to each other? And why are there so few people who manage to hold a marriage together, even after finding a person to love?

In his moving yet practical book, Hill Harper undertakes a journey both universal and deeply personal in search of answers to these questions. He has conversations with friends and strangers — married, single and divorced — and learns about their private struggles, emotional vulnerabilities, and real concerns, and begins to see common themes emerge. As his journey picks up momentum, Hill begins to recognize his own struggles in other people’s stories, and is encouraged to more deeply examine his own relationship issues. Why does so much misinformation and mistrust exist between the sexes? Hill addresses the stereotypes that have developed in the Black community, in the hope that by addressing the challenges, Black men and women can find their way to common ground. The Conversation aims to open up the lines of communication, and offers inspiration to those who want to take control of this crisis and start building successful, sustainable relationships.

Making Great Decisions: For a Life Without Limits by T.D. Jakes

Atria
Available 06/02/09

T.D. Jakes offers readers of the New York Times bestseller Before You Do, now retitled Making Great Decisions: For a Life Without Limits, a collection of Scripture and quotes that provides the spiritual underpinnings of his message about applying Christian principles to making important choices that you’ll be proud of for the rest of your life.

Before You Do, the narrative book, uses wisdom collected from more than thirty years of Jakes’s experience counseling and working with high-profile and everyday people through his ministry and numerous appearances on national television and radio.Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes:
Research: gathering information and collecting data
Roadwork: removing obstacles and clearing the path
Rewards: listing choices and imagining their consequences
Revelation: narrowing your options and making your selection
Rearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course

Making Great Decisions Reflections collects the words that ground Before You Do in biblical teachings, making this book an essential keepsake, to carry with you in moments when inspiration and encouragement are needed.

The 5 Steps to Changing Your Life

In this book, John A. Andrews takes you on a journey from the inside out, extracting insights from his own life and great inspirational literature, most of them written several decades before he was born – delivering nugget after nugget of wisdom – essential for changing your life as well as impacting your world.

So many embark upon the task of revolutionizing their home, their church and their world but never start with the “self.” Everything you see on the outside first came from within. Real change is an “inside job.” Learn the five fundamental steps necessary and pass it on to others.