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Holiday Entertainment Gifts 2011 - Holiday Entertainment Gift Guide $15 to $20

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Tri-Cross And Tri-Cross Eco Version

Tri-Cross award winning strategy game

Description: Tri-Cross is a multi-player, abstract thinking game that challenges players to think strategically, anticipate moves and problem solve in a unique way.Being hailed by educators as the “new chess,” Tri-Cross has six optional variations of play, varying in degrees of difficulty, making it an instant favorite among strategists, parents and teachers. Since making its debut at the 2008 New York Toy Fair, Tri-Cross has gained nationwide attention and won several industry and educational awards and approval rates. Tri-Cross is recommended for 2-4 players ages 8 and up. The new Tri-Cross Eco Version: instead of a hard game board and large cube-shaped pieces that arrive in a cardboard box, the new eco-version comes in a recycled canvas drawstring bag complete with a poly-cotton roll-up cloth board and square playing pieces.

Price: $19.99 to $24.99 Visit the Website

City On Our Knees By TobyMac

City on Our Knees book by TobyMac

Description: Bestselling recording artist TobyMac has a passion for inspiring Christians to step out and take action for their faith. Through compelling stories and Scripture, City on Our Knees will illustrate how Christians past (such as Wesley, Wilberforce, MLK) and present have set aside differences, come together in unity, and stepped forward in action and prayer. Readers will be encouraged and inspired to do the same, summoning the commitment, courage, and devotion to bring a city to its knees.

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Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History Of The Heaviest Band Of All Time

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time

Description: This all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock ’n’ roll bands ever features glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from top names in rock photography, from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan, all comprising a book as epic as the band it honors. And if that’s not enough, top American and English rock journalists from Rolling Stone, Creem, Billboard, cover every Zeppelin LP in depth, while some of rock’s top performers reflect on the band’s legacy. An appendix features the complete discography.

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Amish Fiction At Its Best!

Amish Fiction at Its Best!

Description: NY Times Best Selling Author Cindy Woodsmall Knows How to Sell Plain & Simple. Sisters of the Quilt: The Complete Trilogy Released for One Low price of $19.99! When the Heart Cries Her life among her Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family, nor fiancé, nor even faith can easily answer. The first book in the series ignites a broader understanding of others’ beliefs and a strength to deal with pain in their own lives. When the Morning Comes Rejected by those she loves, Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish community seeking refuge in the outside world outside, leaving her family and friends to wrestle with the painful truths emerging in the wake of her disappearance. As she struggles to find her place in the confusing Englischer world, her family and friends deal with the turbulent aftermath of her departure. When the Soul Mends In this series conclusion, Hannah Lapp hoping to help her sister, reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community she fled in disgrace over two years earlier. Hidden truths reveal her former fiancé, she must choose whether to return to the Plain life or to the Englischer man who adores her.

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NEW DVD: “7 Days In Haiti” Shares A Dynamic Firsthand Look At Devastation Following The Haiti Earthquake

"7 Days in Haiti" Travel the Road DVD

Description: On Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating 7.0 earthquake. What was it like to witness the devastation firsthand? "7 Days in Haiti" is a powerful three part series that is a raw, dynamic and heartbreaking look at the aftermath of the Haitian Earthquake. This DVD contains over 90 minutes of footage, in three episodes, and is an authoritative documentation of the days after the disaster. In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, modern day missionaries Tim Scott and Will Decker of the captivating reality series "Travel the Road" enter the capital of Port-Au-Prince to find a city in chaos. Their mission, to find hope amidst this tragedy, brings them to the downtown district where they witness the miraculous rescue of a man trapped beneath rubble for 15-days, without food or water. But soon after, violence erupts when rogue Haitian police begin shooting civilians for scavenging. Street riots, gunfights and civil unrest threaten to tear apart the city, and when all hope seems lost Tim and Will make contact with local believers who show them the power of the human spirit and an unshakeable faith for a better future.

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Book: The Joy Of Compassionate Connecting

Improve Your Relationships with Integrity

Description: The author describes the Way of Christ through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The teachings of Jesus exemplify values of love, mutual respect, responsibility and compassion. This text is a guide showing how NVC facilitates living in integrity with these values. Many personal stories demonstrate how a Christ follower can use NVC to turn troubled relationships into joy-filled connections. This book is an invitation for the reader to rediscover Christian principles and apply them in everyday communication—to experience the treasures Jesus taught us by transforming our relationships with compassionate connecting, ultimately partaking in the spirit-filled life.

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Ultimate Ears 100 Noise - Isolating Earphones

Ultimate Ears 100 Noise - Isolating Earphones

Description: Music is as diverse as the people who listen to it. With this in mind, Ultimate Ears has just introduced the Ultimate Ears 100 Noise-Isolating Earphones in five music genre-inspired designs. Whether your MP3 player is filled with electro beats or urban funk, the Ultimate Ears 100 Earphones allow listeners to express their personal music preferences. And, because these earphones are tuned by the same engineers who tune stage earphones for 75% of the world’s top touring artists, you know you’re getting superior acoustics.

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Naruto Illustration Book

Naruto Illustration Book, from VIZ Media

Description: Perfect for the NARUTO manga or anime fan! This soft cover edition is offered by the Shonen Jump imprint and features nearly 100 pages of original illustrations by NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto. Included are a variety of character portraits depicting the young ninja in action, as well as his cohorts including Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. Plus, a color pull-out double-sided poster and a sticker sheet!

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Newly Released Self Help Book Offers The Secrets To Happiness And Well-being!

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life!

Description: Are you trying to make changes in your life, yet you find yourself digging deeper into a hole? Do you want tools to feel more confident, self-empowered and successful? The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life: How to Get Through Life’s Holes Without Getting Stuck In Them! will help you get through the holes in your life without getting stuck in them! This whimsical yet informative book uses the analogy of Swiss cheese as a metaphor for life itself. After all, life is not smooth and predictable like Cream Cheese or American, but rather life is like Swiss with all its holes. Full of cartoons, client examples and mini-lessons, this book will not only help you through life’s holes but will make you more whole! This book offers readers the tools to “Think Straight, Feel Great!” Co-authors Judy Belmont, MS and Lora Shor, MS are psychotherapists and wellness speakers that have joined forces to offer readers the ten secrets to a happy and resilient life. Available also in a full color gift version, this book is the only self help book you will even need! It’s fun and easy reading style makes it perfect for teens and adults!

Price: $19.99 to $24.99 Visit the Website

Guitar Apprentice

Guitar Apprentice - Four Versions in DVD 3 Packs

Description: Guitar Apprentice is the new animated guitar-learning method that gets you playing hit songs right away. Guitar Apprentice takes hit guitar songs and breaks them down in to 15 different levels of difficulty. From the very start, you're playing great guitar songs with a full band, supplying only a chord or two at first on a real guitar. You can work on songs at super slow speeds when you want to, and by the time you're done, you'll be playing 100% of the song - including solos. At every level, Guitar Apprentice shows you visually, exactly what and when to play, so you go at your own pace and never get lost. And because you're playing real songs the whole time, you'll say goodbye to boring practice! All you need is Guitar Apprentice and your own guitar to learn great guitar songs like: Hey Jude Can’t Buy Me Love Get Back Sharp Dressed Man You Really Got Me Takin’ Care of Business Shine Hit Me With Your Best Shot …and more! No More Games...Play For Real! Available now at all Guitar Center locations.

Price: $19.99 to $24.99 Visit the Website

Vampire Knight Vol. 1

Vampire Knight Vol. 1, from VIZ Media

Description: Rated 'T+' for Older Teens. VAMPIRE KNIGHT takes audiences to Cross Academy, which is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

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Chippy Chipmunk Parties In The Garden

Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden

Description: This award-winning book is based on delightful and humorous photographs of a chipmunk's charming antics as he explores the author's garden. Based in a natural setting, this story enlightens as well as entertains. The eighty-six photographs give the reader a close-up view of the Eastern Chipmunk, and provide interesting expressions not available to the naked eye. For children of all ages, nature lovers, and the young at heart. To complete this wonderful photographic sojourn with the familiar chipmunk, the book adds factual details....The photos and descriptions create a delightful narrative and introduction to nature study. Winner of 13 book awards! Another reviewer writes, "Bluebirds, cardinals, a cottontail rabbit, a squirrel, a couple of turtles become participants in the little drama that takes place before the author's camera. Your child will follow with curiosity the events in the life of this intrepid chipmunk whether it is looking for food or staying alert for signs of predators. She will identify with its fears and anxieties and enjoy seeing how it solves the little problems of its life successfully. The author captures originally the wonderment of the natural realm and the photographs are both intriguing and remarkable in their ability to follow the chipmunk through his ordeal."

Price: $19.95

Street Smarts: Beyond The Diploma

Street Smarts: Beyond the Diploma!

Description: It’s no secret that most young adults come out of high school and college with a heavy dose of book smarts, and an absence of real-world, practical knowledge (street smarts). From the publisher of the award-winning series The Skinny On™ comes an invaluable resource for young adults: STREET SMARTS: Beyond the Diploma, by Jim Randel Rand Media Co. Trade Paperback Original; April 2011; $19.95. STREET SMARTS bridges the gap between book smarts … and street smarts. Drawing on a prestigious Advisory Board of leaders in business, education, sports, arts, and the military, STREET SMARTS delivers 125 lessons to help young adults succeed in the real world. Topics covered include credit cards, networking, self-promotion, identity theft, police procedures, vocabulary, communication skills, and personal development. QR Codes on each page send the reader to continually updated content on the website, bridging the print world and the digital world using this technology for the first time in history. This book would be excellent for anyone looking for real world advice from successful people to help them excel in life and career!

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The California Directory Of Fine Wineries

The California Directory of Fine Wineries

Description: The California Directory of Fine Wineries — Fifth Edition — By K. Reka Badger and Marty Olmstead Photographs By Robert Holmes The classic full-color guide to California’s most prestigious wineries The California Directory of Fine Wineries leads readers through world-famous Napa, home of the state’s most recognized cellar landmarks. It reveals scenic back roads on the way to Sonoma’s premier wineries while boldly exploring the hidden vineyards of rustic Mendocino, where the winemakers themselves pour visitors a glass of their specialty. In addition to the logistics of tasting fine wines, this essential visitor’s guide takes travelers on a visual expedition of the wineries’ inspired architecture, lavish salons, museum-quality art exhibitions, and magnificent gardens. Covering both glamorous estate and intimate, family-owned vineyards, this fully updated fifth edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries is the essential winery guide for tourists and locals alike. Available nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, independent booksellers and fine gift boutiques and in California at BevMo!, Bristol Farms and select Northern California Whole Foods Markets.

Price: $19.95 Visit the Website

Active Imagination Activity Book By Kelly Tilley

Active Imagination Activity Book by Kelly Tilley

Description: Childhood is a time filled with new motor challenges and all kinds of hurdles; Kids are busy learning to tie their shoes, zipper their jackets, ride a bicycle, negotiate the , and write their names. All of these skills require kids to have strength, coordination, and the ability to focus and attend. The activities in this book “Active Imagination Activity Book” tap into what kids love best ‑ PLAY. The activities pictured in this book provide fun, easy, and imaginative exercises to build your child’s skills that are necessary for meeting the challenges of everyday life at home, school, and out in the community.

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FineArtAmerica.com: The Amazon Of Art

the premier online source for art

Description: FineArtAmerica.com (http://fineartamerica.com) is the premier online marketplace for buying, selling and creating fine art prints, greeting cards and original works of art. It's the first art site for independent artists and the place to find a wide mix of compelling art in a range of price points. Whether you’re buying or selling art, FineArtAmerica is the best online source for independent art, ranging from paintings and sculpture to photography and jewelry. If you’re shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect gift, you can choose from more than 988,000 fine art prints, photo prints, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and other works of art from 44,494 independent artists. For artists looking to find or expand their audience, FineArtAmerica gives them all the services they need to create an online business, including their own artist websites (http://artistwebsites.com). Once you find an image you like, you have the choice of framed prints, simple print, stretched canvas, fine art originals or even greeting cards http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/holiday/all. Or you can upload your own image and order prints for a completely personalized gift. FineArtAmerica (http://fineartamerica.com) puts thousands of art galleries at your fingertips.

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Finding Howard Stern

"Gives you an experience as an intern working for the Howard Stern Show."

Description: Want to read the book that Howard Stern would not approve? Want to read a book Howard Stern won't talk about on-air? Want to read a book about the behind the scenes experiences of an intern for the Howard Stern Show? The book is the true story of a college student who was given the opportunity to intern for Howard Stern in the summer of 2009 and his personal journey working for the most listened to radio talk show host in the history of broadcasting. The book takes Adam "The Tapes" intern through an adventure in which he meets and befriends many of the shows cast members and he contributes to the content and success of the Stern Show. Adam "The Tapes" intern takes the readers on a behind the scenes look at an intern's life, from creating content for the show to sitting in production meetings where ideas for the show are chosen by Howard. It is a great read and will keep you up all night till you find out how his summer ends. www.FindingHowardStern.com

Price: $18.99 Visit the Website

LA Philharmonic LIVE In HD In Movie Theatres Nationwide

LA Phil LIVE in theatres

Description: One of the world’s top orchestras – the LA Philharmonic – has announced a unique gift opportunity for classical music lovers across the country. The best part? You don’t have to purchase an airline ticket to participate. To make world-class orchestral performances accessible to all, the LA Phil is embarking on an innovative program called LA Phil LIVE. By teaming with NCM Fathom, a division of National Cinemedia, the LA Phil will simulcast live in high-definition three programs led by the dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel from iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to movie theatres nationwide. Through this program, attendees will experience the dramatic sights and sounds of the one-and-only Gustavo accompanied by the LA Phil orchestra. Each broadcast will also include an insider’s look at the LA Phil including never-seen-before footage including exclusive interviews with Gustavo, world-renowned guest soloists, and the orchestra's musicians. The LA Phil LIVE experience will be shared in local movie theaters through multiple HD cameras and in thrilling 5.1 surround sound. Here’s a quick look at performance dates with tickets that can be purchased for friends and family for the inaugural 2011 in-theatre series: * January 9, 2011: Dudamel Conducts Beethoven * March 13, 2011: Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky * June 5, 2011: Dudamel Conducts Brahms Participating theatres and information on how to buy tickets can be found at LAPhil.com/LAPhilLIVE.

Price: $18.00 to $22.00 Visit the Website

Adidas TRON Collection

Featuring a proud oversize Tron logo, this hoodie is made from comfortable CLIMAWARM™ fabric to make sure you get a fit that's ready to take on the games

Description: For fans and fashion afficiados alike--it's the adidas TRON collection. The special edition line is inspired by the movie’s digital world and features glow-in-the-dark and 3D jackets, sweatshirts, and tees. Your readers can now get closer to the life of a program gladiator with this gear that is built for battle on the Grid as well as designed with style for the End of Line Club. The new TRON collection is available online at www.Shopadidas.com as well at the adidas pop-up store in Culver City – it’s the only brick & mortar location in the country selling the adidas TRON gear. Pop-up Store Location (through December 23) Royal/T Café, Store and Artspace 8910 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Price: $18.00 to $70.00 Visit the Website

Every Woman's Guide To Simple And Gracious Hospitality

The Reluctant Entertainer

Description: True hospitality is not about being perfect, cooking a fancy meal, or spending a lot of money. Rather, it's about an open door and an open heart. Popular blogger Sandy Coughlin offers a simple but savvy approach to help women break free of the anxieties that keep them from opening their homes. Emphasizing the forgotten goal of entertaining--connecting deeply with others--she shows how women can use the gifts and talents God gave them to reach out in love. Includes more than 40 recipes. Hardcover

Price: $17.99 Visit the Website

Dreams And Schemes: My Decade Of Fun In The Sun

Dreams and Schemes

Description: Dreams and Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun by Los Angeles' columnist Steve Lopez, is a collection of his most controversial, irreverent, trouble-making, and heart-warming columns. He writes through the eyes of the region and its people, unflinchingly taking on the movers and shakers, and poking about in places where other reporters wouldn't dare go. This collection offers an entertaining and insightful look into the workings of modern-day life that will delight not only people who know the players and locations well, but will resonate with people anywhere because people, politics, and situations that catch Lopez’s eye are universal. Whether read straight through, read at random, or read aloud to share with someone, the columns will amuse and enlighten readers from 20 to 90. Kirkus Reviews writes, "The sheer variety and accessibility of the columnist's subject matter is a draw, while the author's engaging prose speaks for itself. There's something for everyone in this smart, comprehensive anthology of West Coast city living."

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After The Wilfire, The True Story Of A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes

After The Wildfire, The True Story of a Phoenix Rising From the Ashes

Description: Disasters happen everyday. We see them on the news, and if it’s a big enough disaster, it may be the topic of discussion for several days. But what happens after the dust settles and the news vans move on to the next story? What happens in the weeks, months and even years following the disaster? Some choose the path of victim while others choose the path of survivor. Whatever path is chosen, for the people affected, the story is just beginning. This is the story of one such beginning. In November 2007, a wildfire started by a few ignorant young men having an illegal party in a Malibu canyon cave changed the lives of several hundred people, leaving many of these people sad, scared and homeless. What would you do if you lost everything? For Jeff Donovan, this fire turned out to be a cleansing, a liberation of sorts. Suddenly, life had changed and Jeff decided to change with it. Join Jeff as he picks up the pieces and embarks on a spiritual journey.

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K-Y Brand Kissable Sensations

K-Y Brand Kissable Sensations

Description: With the distinct and delicious experience of decadent chocolate and refreshing strawberry, Kissable Sensations™ encourages couples to explore each other and discover pleasurable foreplay like never before imagined. Kissable Sensations™ is intended to be used all over the body, wherever you like to kiss or be kissed; making it the perfect foreplay tool for increased pleasure to help couples explore or revitalize their intimate connection.

Price: $16.99 to $19.99 Visit the Website

Multimedia Gallery Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You

Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You

Description: How does a parent in the U.S. armed forces explain to a young child the concept of service to country and about why they are away so often? This warm and beautifully illustrated story of enduring love across distance and time helps children understand all the tender ways the parent still "watches over you."

Whether a child is a baby, toddler, or teen, they want to hear all the small and loving ways that connect them to their absent parent each day so that they know mom or dad is always, always watching over them.

There are over a million active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army alone. Many of them have gone on long and repeated tours of duty creating a challenging situation for military families. The 2005 U.S. Census Bureau estimated there are approximately 25 million veterans, many who faced similar challenges in keeping close bonds with their children while deployed or away on training.

This book is for all the soldiers and for their spouses and families who have sacrificed along with them. It's a love letter from a parent to a child that puts into words the small and precious moments keeping that bond alive through distance and hardship. It also addresses the larger issue of patriotism and duty felt by the soldiers.

Price: $16.95

The Attitude Girl, A Compelling Winner Of 8 Literary Awards!

The Attitude Girl: "A wonderful read for the young and the young at heart!"

Description: Raising children has never been easy… And guiding them through adolescence in our tumultuous modern world? Maddening! Today's teens want entertainment! What they need, however, is a little bit of guidance. Written for young adults, ages 15 and up, and their parents, The Attitude Girl is an inspirational, timely book that gives them both… Everyone thinks Vicky has an attitude problem, but in her eyes, she's simply being honest about what she thinks and feels. If people can't handle it, well… it's their problem! The novel recounts a young woman's coming of age, with a little bit of sassiness and a lot of heart. Jam-packed with emotional conflict, trials & tribulations, romance and humor, the book follows outspoken, materialistic 17-year-old Victoria Benson on her rocky road to adulthood as she struggles with financial setbacks, idealism, loss and forgiveness along the way. Selected the Best Young Adult Novel of the Year by 2010 Premier Book Awards, The Attitude Girl also placed as a Finalist of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards, was named a First-place Winner at the 2009 London Book Festival and in the Arizona Authors Association Annual Literary contest, and additionally received four Honorable Mentions in 2009/2010 literary competitions.

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Turquoise Tally

Turquoise Tally Cover Image

Description: Welcome to the colorful town of Artbox Alley! The fashionable Turquoise Tally works here in the wig shop but she has a problem with her hair - the style never sticks!!! She asks Mr. Mad Maroon Moe to make her a magical potion, or a sticky doo-goo, but when he takes a look at her hair he discovers that she is always wearing a wig! She is using her wigs to cover up a secret. With the help of Gramala Gray & Moe's magic potion, she learns to be proud of that secret under her wig. She is no longer embarrassed by it and passes on that lesson to all of her customers at the wig shop!

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New Detective Novel, Testarossa, By Julie Dolcemaschio

Things are never as they seem, especially in police work

Description: From acclaimed writer Julie Dolcemaschio comes a raw and intimate look at LA’s finest as they navigate crime, corruption, drugs, murder and love in her new breakthrough crime fiction novel, Testarossa. In this intricately woven tale, we meet John Testarossa, an LAPD cop with an NYPD attitude, who along with his partner becomes involved in a murder investigation straight out of recent headlines. Ambition, sports and the drugs that notoriously keep some athletes competitive collide in this intriguing story of greed and vengeance. Fueled by a love of good crime fiction and inspired by the heartbreak her son felt witnessing his sports idols admission of steroid use, Dolcemaschio lands detective John Testarossa and his partner Alex Ortiz in the middle of an intense investigation centered on competitive sports, drug use, and ultimately murder. As we follow the detectives through this intriguing case, as well as others, we see the true commitment these people have, both to the law and to the City of Angles. And when one senseless act of violence, threatens to destroy the deep bond of these partners, Testarossa must come face to face with what may be his ultimate undoing.

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A Year With God

A Year with God

Description: A Year with God is a daily devotional for men and women focusing on Bible passages where God actually spoke to his people. The author follows each reading with a brief explanation about the context and how readers can benefit from its message in their own daily challenges. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear God speak? Adam knew the sound. Moses and Abraham talked with God. But the concept is so strange to us. We hear people talk all the time. There are probably people talking around you as you read this. Are their words helpful to you? Can their words change your life? A Year with God is a 365-day study on the words God spoke to His people in the Old Testament and how those words reveal His nature. “In reading what God actually said, we can discover what really matters to God,” Nettlehorst says. Each day’s reading focuses on scriptures where God is specifically quoted—in conversation with someone, revealed in a dream, or presented by an angelic proclamation. From topics like hope, faith, and joy to fear, doubt, and sadness, A Year with God takes the very words of God and applies them to life’s daily challenges.

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A Beautiful Zen Children's Book!

"Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)"

Description: Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” is about a wise girl who experiences a series of events that at first seem lucky (or unlucky) but then turn out to be quite the opposite. A bike disappears, but then she gets a new one. She hurts herself, but then she enjoys a nice day at home. For each incident, was what happened good luck? Maybe. Was it bad luck? Maybe. Or, perhaps the girl simply does not get caught up in the emotion of the moment, because she can never know what that event might lead to, good or bad . . . A Little Zen for Little Ones™ puts classic and new Zen stories in an accessible context for today’s kids (and adults!). With children as central characters and narratives that reflect modern culture, these stories help us examine our values as our world becomes more complex and confusing. After all, if our children can get a little bit of Zen in their lives, perhaps they’ll grow up to be adults with a little bit of Zen as well. Wouldn’t that be great for all of us?

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Purrfect Puzzles - Cathedral Collection

Lincoln Cathedral in England

Description: In an agreement with acclaimed international photographer Achim Bednorz, Purrfect Puzzles is releasing three high-end puzzles featuring some of Bednorz’ most famous religious architecture images. The new 1000-piece puzzles, which are sold in bookstores, religious shops, and specialty retailers in the U.S. and Europe, present Bednorz photos of La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francesco, and Lincoln Cathedral in England.

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"Paul McCartney's Solo Must Career 1970-2010" By John Cherry

"Paul McCartney's Solo Music Career 1970-2010" by John Cherry

Description: Paul McCartney’s Solo Music Career 1970-2010 (Paperback, 210 pages, $15.95) presents a comprehensive and meticulously-researched retrospective on one of the world’s most successful singer/songwriters. Filled with fascinating details about the legendary ex-Beatle, Paul McCartney’s Solo Career 1970-2010 chronicles both the successes and failures of McCartney’s work as a solo artist—from his devastating departure from The Beatles in the 70s; to a rollercoaster decade of success and disappointments in the 80s; to his return to touring, and reigniting his career. In this thorough and in-depth examination of the last four decades of Paul McCartney’s solo career, author John Cherry provides a detailed and thorough guide to McCartney’s music, influences, and lyrical interpretation. Moreover, Paul McCartney’s Solo Career 1970-2010 includes a careful review of McCartney’s songs, an eye-opening look at McCartney’s musicianship and the wide range of instruments he was able to play, as well as the vast and diverse group of musicians who played with McCartney over the years.

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INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

Hieroglyphics of the Heart Cover Design

Description: Hieroglyphics are beautiful, fascinating, enduring images. So too are the poems in Dr. Susan Marc Lawley's Hieroglyphics of the Heart, a collection of poetry full of nuggets of wisdom gained through a life well lived. The book escavates generations of stories and decodes the universal messages and emotions they hold. This book is especially suited for those in the midst of reinvention or anyone searching for a deeper meaning to everyday life. “I was inspired to write this book because I believe it is often hard to express authentic emotions in our society; we push them down rather than release them,” says Dr. Lawley. “We often talk in code or jargon to one another. This book is about being real and saying what is true. It is about transforming our conversations from undecipherable hieroglyphics to meaningful connections.” $15, www.amazon.com or www.Arseya.com

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The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 Mixed By DJ Louie DeVito

The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2

Description: Phase One Communications is proud to announce the next installment of their dance mix series, The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 in-stores and available for purchase now. The 17- track compilation combines the sounds of electronic dance music with today's most popular tracks. The album was mixed by the legendary Louie DeVito and is a continuous blend of dance remixes featuring top artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, KE$HA, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Taio Cruz, Kelly Rowland, T-Pain, Afrojack, Erick Morillo and more. The New Dance Mix USA Vol. 2 also features several new singles from Phase One artists including "Freak Out" by Chessa & The Skinny Kidz feat. Paul Couture and JoJo Pellegrino, "City Girls" by B. Martin & Xavier White, and "Minnie The Moocher (James Anthony Club Mix)" by DJ Leon Cormack.

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Published on Dec 19, 2011

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