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The Last Word and the Word After That
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The Last Word and the Word After That

By Brian D McLaren

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "I am midway in my journey through life and I seem to have lost my way. I find myself in a dark place walking, not sure if dawn will ever come. As on a winter night, when black ice forms on every sidewalk and stairway, I can find no firm footing anywhere, and every moment when I am not splayed out on the ice, I am afraid that I am about to slip. A Christian, not to mention a Christian pastor, should not hate. Nor should he feel despair. But here I am, in my early forties, and I find myself filled with hatred as a closed basement closet is filled with darkness, and my limbs are heavy with despair. Every step is hard, To lift my hand to my face is laborious. Even standing makes me feel how strong gravity is. I hate this...." - Chapter One from The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity

$61.87

Codependent No More
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Codependent No More

By Melody Beattie

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the covers. There is no bumping and little fraying on the covers. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "I sat in the kitchen drinking coffee, thinking about my unfinished housework. Dishes. Dusting. Laundry. The list was endless, yet I couldn't get started. It was too much to think about. Doing it seemed impossible. Just like my life, I thought. Fatigue, a familiar feeling, overtook me. I headed for the bedroom. Once a luxury, naps had become a necessity. Sleeping was about all I could do. Where had my motivation gone? I used to have an excess of energy. Now it was an effort to comb my hair and apply makeup daily - an effort I frequently didn't put forth...." - Chapter One from Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

$10.53

Revolution From Within
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Revolution From Within

By Gloria Steinem

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the covers. There is some bumping and fraying on the covers. The pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white and clear of any markings. One page is dog-eared. "As I write this, I am still the same person who grew up in a Midwestern, factory-working neighborhood where talk about "self-esteem" would have seemed like a luxury. In my memory of those times and that place, men were valued by what they did, women by how they looked and then by what their husbands did, and all of life was arranged (or so we thought) from the out-side in...." - Chapter One from Revolution From Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

$28.83

On Death And Dying
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On Death And Dying

By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

This book is in good condition. There is alot of wear on the dust jacket. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing but are clear of any markings. "When I was asked if I would be willing to write a book on death and dying, I enthusiastically accepted the challenge. When I actually sat down and began to wonder what I had got myself into, it became a different matter. Where do I begin? What do I include? How much can I say to strangers who are going to read this book, how much can I share from this experience with dying patients? How many things are communicated nonverbally and have to be felt, experienced, seen, and can hardly be translated into words?" - Preface from On Death And Dying

$154.45

Between Parent And Child
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Between Parent And Child

By Dr. Haim G. Ginott

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the Tcover boards. There is no bumping and fraying on the cover boards, but the spine is discolored, and there are two light spots on the back cover board. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and the edges are tanning, although, the pages are free of any markings. "Conversing with children is a unique art with rules and meanings of its own. Children are rarely naive in their communications. Their messages are often in a code, that requires deciphering. Andy, age ten, asked his father, 'What is the number of abandoned children in Harlem?' Father a chemist and an intellectual, was glad to see his son take an interest in social problems. He gave a long lecture on the subject and then looked up the figure. But Andy was not satisfied and kept on asking questions on the same subject: 'What is the number of abandoned children in New York city?' 'in the United States?' 'in Europe?' 'in the world?' Finally it occurred to father that his son was concerned, not about a social problem, but by a personal one. His questions stemmed not so much from sympathy for abandoned children as from fear of being abandoned. He was looking, not for a figure representing the number of deserted children, but for reassurance that he would not be deserted...." - Chapter One from Between Parent And Child

$108.44

The Snake Pit
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The Snake Pit

By Mary Jane Ward

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has affixed a name label to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "'Do you hear voices?' he asked. 'You think I am deaf?' 'Of course,' she said. 'I hear yours.' It was hard to keep on being civil. She was tired and he had been asking questions such a long time, days and days of incredibly naive questions. Now he was explaining that she misunderstood; he did not mean real voices. Fantastic. He was speaking, he said, of voices that were not real and yet they were voices he expected her to hear. He was something of a pest, this man, but she could think of no decent way to get rid of him. You could tell he meant well and so you tried to play the game with him, as if with a fanciful child...." - Chapter One from The Snake Pit

$247.50

An Introduction To Therapeutic Counseling
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An Introduction To Therapeutic Counseling

By E. H. Porter, Jr., PH.D.

This book is in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is also water stains on the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing, but the pages are clear of any markings. "Training in adjustment counseling seems clearly to consist in two highly related aspects. One is the matter of the counselor's attitudes. A second is the matter of his skills. While they may be separated for some purposes of discussion they remain in fact interdependent. Neither can be fully appreciated apart from the other. The techniques or skills which the counselor employs are expressions and implementations of the latter's values and perceptions of reality.... - " Chapter One from An Introduction To Therapeutic Counseling

$29.00

Roman Life
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Roman Life

By Mary Johnston

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is some bumping and fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. "How buildings and whole cities fell into ruin, how some vanished from sight and were rediscovered, is part of history. Archaeology, the study of ancient things, interprets what is found and explains, or even rewrites, history. From the places where the Romans lived, worked, worshiped, and amused themselves---from their burial places, too---from their art, their inscriptions, and their literature, we build up a picture of the Roman way of life, and people the past with living figures---not merely with stately statues...." - Chapter One from Roman Life

$438.19

How to Be Your Own Best Friend
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How to Be Your Own Best Friend

By Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz

The book is in good condition. There is minimal bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The dust jacket is cut and pasted to the inside cover boards. There is some markings on the pages, and a dog- eared page. "People say they want to be happy; yet real happiness seems like the impossible dream. Everyone reaches for it so desperately, but for many of us it never seems to come any closer. What are we doing wrong? Why are so many people dissatisfied in so many ways? Do we expect too much? Do we want the wrong things?" - Chapter One from How To Be Your Own Best Friend

$33.85

Reality Therapy
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Reality Therapy

By William Glasser, M. D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has written his name and dated the inside of the front cover boards. The pages have slight yellowing, but no markings on the pages. Two of the back pages were folded down on the top edges. "This is an extraordinarily significant book. Readers will themselves discover that it is courageous, unconventional, and challenging. And future developments will, I predict, show that it is also scientifically and humanly sound...." - Foreword by O. Hobart Mowrer, Ph. D. "Reality Therapy is an effective psychiatric treatment different from that generally accepted today. Based on psychiatric theory which also differs greatly from conventional or traditional psychiatry, it is applicable to all people with psychiatric problems. This book will describe Reality Therapy, explain in detail how it differs from conventional psychiatry, and show its successful application to the treatment of juvenile delinquents, chronic mental hospital patients, private psychiatric patients, and disturbed children in the school classroom...." - Introduction from Reality Therapy

$40.97

The Lopsided Ape
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The Lopsided Ape

By Michael C. Corballis

This book is as new. There is little to no wear on the front, back, and spine of the cover. There is some bumping on the corners and some dog-earring of the pages. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "In the 1950's, when I was an undergraduate, basic psychology seemed to be built very largely on work with animals. We spent a good deal of time discussing whether rats in mazes learned which turns to make or which places to go to, or discussing how the rates at which they pressed bars depended on the pattern of rewards they received. The dominant figure of the time was the behaviorist B. F. Skinner. I remember also the excitement of the ideas proposed by D. O. Hebb, in may ways the founder of modern neuroscience as it pertains to psychology. In all of this, it seemed to be taken for granted that the same principles of behavior applied to humans as to other animals, an idea that seemed at the time to have a vaguely subversive quality to those of us with conventional upbringings. Indeed, I am afraid it was probably the whiff of heresy that attracted me away from mathematics and to psychology...." - Preface from The Lopsided Ape: Evolution of The Generative Mind

$35.89