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Choose Growth

Choose Growth

A workbook to turn challenging times into a springboard for healing and new beginnings.

The trauma, loss, and uncertainty of our world have led many of us to ask life’s big questions.

Who are we?
What is our higher purpose?
And how do we not only live through but thrive in the wake of tragedy, division, and challenges to our fundamental way of living?

Choose Growth is a practical workbook designed to guide you on a journey of committing to growth and the pursuit of self-actualization every day. Created by renowned psychologist and host of The Psychology Podcast Scott Barry Kaufman and positive medicine physician and researcher Jordyn Feingold, this is an evidence-based toolkit-a compendium of exercises intimately grounded in the latest research in positive psychology and the core principles of humanistic psychology that help us all navigate whatever choppy waters we find ourselves in.
Topics include fostering secure attachment, setting healthy boundaries, cultivating a growth mindset, practicing radical self-acceptance, and more – and each exercise is grounded in the latest research from the fields of psychology and positive medicine.

Whether you’re healing from loss, adapting to the new normal, or simply looking ahead to life’s next chapter, this supportive and insightful guide will help you steer yourself to calmer waters – and deeper connection to your values, your life vision, and ultimately your most authentic self.
All the Water in the World

All the Water in the World

‘VERY MOVING, A WARM AND COMPASSIONATE NOVEL’ Diana Evans
‘TENDER, HEARTFELT AND HEART-BREAKING’ Francis Spufford
Optioned for film by Monumental Pictures/Lionsgate. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2020

Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she’s unusually close, a father she’s never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy is also dying.

Told alternately by Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World is a heart-breaking story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst, and a poignant testimony to the transformative power of love.

‘DEEPLY REWARDING AND WHOLLY UNFORGETTABLE’ Bret Anthony Johnston
‘CAPTIVATING AND WARM AND REAL’ Janet Ellis ‘ASTONISHINGLY MOVING’ Joanna Hershon
‘A TENDER BRUISE OF A NOVEL’ Mary Paulson-Ellis
I Thirst

I Thirst

‘A movingly personal book … the fruit of much deeply meditated sharing of the good news with people of all sorts. Reading it is a real discovery of the fresh waters of faith.’ – from the foreword by Rowan Williams

‘After this, when Jesus knew that all now was finished, he said, “I am thirsty.”‘

Jesus’ words from the cross – a picture of God sharing the world’s suffering, experiencing our humanity – can be a window onto God’s purposes, leading to a deeper appreciation of his overwhelming love. I Thirst, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2004, helps us explore what the death of Jesus means and how it relates to our lives today.

Bishop Stephen Cottrell follows the passion story in John’s Gospel, penetrating the deep mystery of a God who loves humanity no matter the cost. Each layer of meaning in the simple cry ‘I thirst’ is an invitation to consider our own lives and think again about what it means to be a follower of Christ in the modern world.
Epic Continent

Epic Continent

Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2020

In Epic Continent, Nicholas Jubber is proposing a compelling and wonderful idea – that it is story that binds us together, that the great tales of Europe are not only far older than the nation-state but offer a more resilient understanding of our diverse and troubled continent. It is a masterly book, adventurous and wise’ Philip Marsden

‘The prose is colourful and vigorous … Jubber’s journeying has indeed been epic, in scale and in ambition. In this thoughtful travelogue he has woven together colourful ancient and modern threads into a European tapestry that combines the sombre and the sparkling’
Spectator

‘Compelling, thought-provoking, and courageous, this epic-poetic journey peels back layers of collective emotional and imaginative inheritance. Jubber gets under the skin of our complicated continent and his timing is dead right’ Kapka Kassabova

‘A genuine epic’ Wanderlust


Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe’s epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to the Nibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

These are the stories that made Europe.

Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent’s most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Trojan War, the primal conflict from which much of European civilisation was spawned. The Song of the Nibelungen tracks the collapse of a Germanic kingdom on the edge of the Roman Empire. Both the French Song of Roland and the Serbian Kosovo Cycle emerged from devastating conflicts between Christian and Muslim powers. Beowulf, the only surviving Old English epic, and the great Icelandic Saga of Burnt Njal, respond to times of great religious struggle – the shift from paganism to Christianity. These stories have stirred passions ever since they were composed, motivating armies and revolutionaries, and they continue to do so today.

Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.
Under the Knife

Under the Knife

‘This is history with a surgeon’s touch: deft, incisive and sometimes excruciatingly bloody’ The Sunday Times

‘Utterly eccentric and riveting’ Mail on Sunday

‘Eye-opening and, frequently, eye-watering . . . a book that invites readers to peer up the bottoms of kings, into the souls of rock stars and down the ear canals of astronauts’ The Daily Telegraph

How did a decision made in the operating theatre spark hundreds of conspiracy theories about JFK?
How did a backstage joke prove fatal to world-famous escape artist Harry Houdini?
How did Queen Victoria change the course of surgical history?

Through dark centuries of bloodletting and of amputations without anaesthetic to today’s sterile, high-tech operating theatres, surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his experience and expertise to tell an incisive history of the past, present and future of surgery.
From the dark centuries of bloodletting and of amputations without anaesthetic to today’s sterile, high-tech operating theatres, Under the Knife is both a rich cultural history, and a modern anatomy class for us all.
Walking the Woods and the Water

Walking the Woods and the Water

In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor’s footsteps.

In 2011 he began his own great trudge – on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor’s books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe’s surface.
Water: All That Matters

Water: All That Matters

The world’s population is increasing; but its supply of water is not. Empires have grown and declined due to discovery and exhaustion of their water sources, and now the West is at last catching on to the fact that abundance of water can no longer be taken for granted. For the last fifty years, wars have been fought over oil; for the next fifty, they may be fought over water (in fact, some local wars already have been). Remarkably, this new book is the first to bring together the ecological, geographical, political and scientific aspects of water. Its author, Professor Paul Younger, is one of the UK’s leading experts on water – a substance of which we consume 150 litres of a day, and in its bottled form are willing to pay more for than for petrol.
Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world.

Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his cloest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts – no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.
God: All That Matters

God: All That Matters

In this book:

‘Mark Vernon writes with sharp insight and a generous understanding of how humans search and create meanings to sustain their lives’ – Madeleine Bunting, Guardian.

Why doesn’t God go away? God: All That Matters, by philosopher Mark Vernon,suggests that there is something odd about the way God is discussed today. It is often as if the divine were being examined in a test tube, in a search for empirical and objective confirmation of his/her existence. Yet, for people of faith, the experience of God is nothing if not subjectively real; they know God, in-so-far as they do, in their lives.

Vernon therefore looks to move the argument on from the debates between atheist and religious fundamentalists, to look at how people through time have looked for, experienced, and explained God – in suffering, in nature, in morality, in peak experiences, in goodness, in the future and in love.


This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to a wide range of perspectives on God.


The All That Matters series:

All That Matters books:

All books in the All That Matters series are written by world experts in their subject field. These experts work to distil a topic and get right to its heart, making the book accessible for both students and general readers. Each compelling book contains new and interesting perspectives and tells stories that matter.


The Author:



Mark Vernon has an unparalleled ability to convey profound philosophical ideas in a manner that is both accessible and personal but also rigorous and challenging.’- Raymond Tallis

Mark Vernon is a journalist, broadcaster, teacher and author of several books. He is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and has degrees in physics, and theology and a PhD in philosophy. He was a priest in the Church of England, left a convinced atheist, though now takes religious and spiritual
practice very seriously – a journey he has written about in his book How to be an Agnostic.


Keep up with Mark Vernon on his website: http://www.markvernon.com.


Other books in the All That Matters series:

All That Matters – Interesting introductions to important issues

Books on the following subjects are available from the All That Matters series: Muhammad, Water, Political Philosophy, Sustainability, Philosophy, Intelligence, Love, Russian Revolution, War, and Creativity.To find out more visit: http://www.allthatmattersbooks.com



God – philosophy – the way God is discussed today – divine – empirical – objective – existence of God – faith – experience of God – subjective – debate – atheist – religious fundamentalists – explaining God – suffering – nature – morality – goodness – love – accessible – concise – students – general readers – fascinating – introduction – perspectives on God – spiritual practice – agnostic – All That Matters – pocket book – Christianity – Judaism – Islam – Buddhism – Sikhism – non-religious – spirituality
Philosophy: All That Matters

Philosophy: All That Matters

In this book:

“Philosophy is like fish: best presented without too much adornment; hard to get just right and easy to ruin.”

What’s the point of it all? In Philosophy: All That Matters, bestselling philosopher Julian Baggini shows how abstract ideas feed into the most important existential questions of all. He tells the story of Philosophy, bringing together and interlinking all its different areas, to create what is perhaps the first non-historical narrative of the subject — one that takes you right to its heart.

It places philosophy firmly at the centre of what makes us human. From ethics and metaphysics, to the philosophy of science and religion, Baggini explains what makes us different to other species, why philosophy lies at the heart of that difference, and why that matters.

This accessible and readable book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating taste of philosophy — and what matters most within it.


The All That Matters series:

All That Matters books:

All books in the All That Matters series are written by world experts in their subject field. These experts work to distil a topic and get right to its heart, making the book accessible for both students and general readers. Each compelling book contains new and interesting perspectives and tells stories that matter.


The Author:

“one of our most lucid and accessible popularisers of philosophy”

Julian Baggini is a philosopher, author and journalist, who was recently named on the Observer’s list of Britain’s top public intellectuals. His doctorate was from University College London on the philosophy of personal identity, and his books have been published globally and translated into twelve languages.

Baggini is widely regarded as one of our most lucid and accessible popularisers of philosophy. His work appears regularly in the Guardian, Prospect and the New Humanist, and he founder The Philosophers Magazine. Julian has also appeared as a character in an Alexander McCall Smith novel, and been the subject of a question in University Challenge. Keep up with Julian Baggini on his website or follow his Twitter account @microphilosophy.


Other books in the All That Matters series:

All That Matters – Interesting introductions to important issues

Books on the following subjects are available from the All That Matters series: Muhammad, Water, Political Philosophy, Sustainability, God, Intelligence, Love, Russian Revolution, War, and Creativity.
Muhammad: All That Matters

Muhammad: All That Matters

In this book:

‘A pioneering writer on Islam’ – Guardian

Who was the real Muhammad? Muhammad: All That Matters, by bestselling expert on Islam Ziauddin Sardar, seeks to look beyond Muhammad the prophet, to find Muhammad the man. By returning to the original sources, and incorporating new research on pre-Islamic Mecca, Sardar is able to focus on Muhammad’s character, his values, and on events in his life which up until now have largely been
ignored.

The Muhammad you will meet in this book is an individual motivated by a sense of justice and equality,and by a passion to help the marginalized. This is a Muhammad who is engaged in a struggle to establish the good society against all odds.

This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, of any religious persuasion or none. It is a fascinating introduction to Muhammad, rediscovering the unique attributes which have contributed to his monumental impact on history.


The All That Matters series:

All That Matters
books:

All books in the All That Matters series are written by world experts in their subject field. These experts work to distil a topic and get right to its heart, making the book accessible for both students and general readers. Each compelling book contains new and interesting perspectives and tells stories that matter.


The Author:

Ziauddin Sardar is Professor of Law and Society, Middlesex University and co-editor of quarterly Critical Muslim. He has been described as a ‘critical polymath’, and was recently selected in the Observer’s list of Britain’s top public intellectuals. He is perhaps best known for his wide-ranging work on Islam, including the international bestseller Introducing Islam. Ziauddin is also Chair of the Muslim Institute, London, and appears regularly on radio, television and in the New Statesman, Guardian and
Independent.

Keep up with Ziauddin Sardar on his website: http://www.ziauddinsardar.com .


Other books in the All That Matters series:

All That Matters – Interesting introductions to important issues

Books on the following subjects are available from the All That Matters series: Bioethics, God, Water, Political Philosophy, Sustainability, Philosophy, Intelligence, Love, Russian Revolution, War, and Creativity.To find out more visit: http://www.allthatmattersbooks.com
My Mercedes Is Not for Sale

My Mercedes Is Not for Sale

My Mercedes Is Not for Sale is a rollicking, witty and insightful tale of an innocent abroad which captures the high-spirited adventure of a young journalist and paints a vivid portrait of West Africa through a surprise-filled journey into its thriving car cult. It has all the wit and charm of John Mole s bestselling Its All Greek to Me! and Peter Allison s Don t Run, Whatever You Do and the philosophical underpinnings of Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk came up with what seemed like a great scheme for making a quick profit: buy an old banger in Amsterdam and resell it in the Third World, where a market for clapped-out cars still thrives. His chariot of choice is a rusty 1988 Mercedes 190D with 140,000 miles on the clock; his route takes him from Holland through Morocco, across the Sahara, and into some of the least trodden parts of Africa. Van Bergeijk finds himself facing a driving challenge akin to a Dakar Road Rally but encounters obstacles never dreamed of by race-car drivers: active minefields, occasional banditry mostly by the border guards and a teenaged, chain-smoking desert guide with a fondness for Tupac lyrics. Food and water are scarce, sandstorms are frequent, and all he has to patch up his many car breakdowns thousands of miles from civilization is a bar of soap, some duct tape, and a pair of women’s tights. Then there’s the coup he lived through. My Mercedes Is Not for Sale captures more than the adventure it vividly portrays the impact of globalization on Africa through an adventurous and sometimes dangerous journey into its thriving car culture.
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