Second Chances

Author: Pat Smith
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441229502
Size: 18.87 MB
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Let Go of the Past--Embrace Your Second Chance You have a destiny. You may have lost sight of it, opened a wrong door, taken a misleading path, but it's there--you haven't missed your chance! Yet it can be hard to see, hard to find, when the only things in front of you are challenging circumstances, lost opportunities, or overwhelming obstacles. But there is hope! With warmth and insight, Pat Smith shares the truths she and other women have learned on their own journeys from heartache to hope. She encourages and empowers you to recommit to the destiny God has for you in life, love, work, and faith. She also shows how to let go of what's holding you back, reinvent yourself, and rediscover your purpose and joy. There is a second chance waiting for you--it's time to celebrate your new life!

Second Chances

Author: Judith S. Wallerstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395735335
Size: 16.28 MB
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A ten-year study of sixty middle-class families served as the basis for this book. Twenty-five years after the original breakup, Wallerstein discovers unexpected changes in the children, now mostly adults.

Land Of Second Chances

Author: Tim Lewis
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 9781937716479
Size: 15.49 MB
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Hailed as "the sports book of the year," Land of Second Chances is the inspiring true story of four men who found a new hope for Rwanda. Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Jonathan Boyer, and Paul Kagame. In a land clamoring for heroes, they confront impossible odds as they struggle to put an upstart cycling team on the map--and find redemption in the eyes of the world. Land of Second Chances is an inspirational story of hope and victory for Africa. Though Rwanda is a tiny, landlocked country dropped like a pebble on the equator, it is a lush and beautiful land fertile with hope and searching for a new identity. So when its best young bike racer, Adrien Niyonshuti, becomes obsessed with earning a slot to compete in the London Olympic Games, all eyes turn to him. Supporting Adrien is his coach, Jonathan Boyer, the first American to race in the Tour de France. Also present: Tom Ritchey, an inventor of the mountain bike who comes to Rwanda with money and a vision to help coffee farmers raise their standard of living with a new breed of bike. And there is Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, a man piecing together an egalitarian future for his country but who is all too susceptible to the corruption of power. Land of Second Chances is the incredible true story of struggle, hope, and the life-giving promise of redemption through the unifying power of sport. "Land of Second Chances is a tale that quite brilliantly portrays the power of sport to effect change. Superb, a must-read." -- Huffington Post "Lewis is a reporter of rare skill and he writes with wit and verve. Land of Second Chances is€¦the sports book of the year by a backcountry mile." -- Esquire UK "The best sports book of the year." -- Podium Café "Tim Lewis's fascinating story of Rwandan cycling isn't a typical rags to riches, triumph against adversity tale€¦ This is also a story about the potential of African cycling and its undoubted capacity to change lives." -- The Guardian "Land of Second Chances transcends most sports books." -- Boston Globe "Well sourced, with encyclopedic references to those in the cycling world, Land of Second Chances is set on the cusp of an extraordinary moment in the sport, with Africa poised to start producing contenders." --Booklist of the American Library Association "Lewis places cycling at the heart of Rwanda's changing fortunes by stitching together various stories and providing excellent, cogent synopses of the political and social history of the country€¦[An] intelligent, thoughtful social history€¦" -- Library Journal Books for Dudes "Team Rwanda's story could have been edited into an uplifting tale of unlikely success, with Niyonshuti's Olympic appearance as the rousing finale. Instead this is a more complicated, darker, account." -- Financial Times

Second Chances

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780849965340
Size: 11.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We humans are prone to failure. We’re experts at muddying, mixing, and messing up our lives. Who among us hasn’t looked up from the bottom of a pit and realized he dug it himself? Who hasn’t fallen so far, messed up so badly that she thought there was no hope? And it’s at these low points that we crave reminders that there’s hope for the broken. No reminder is quite as poignant as a story of second chances. A story of grace in action. Who couldn’t use more stories of grace like this? Second Chances releases just in time for Easter promotions and is an ideal companion to GRACE: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine. Filled with biblical, contemporary, and imaginative accounts of God’s grace in action pulled from Max’s previously published works, Second Chances includes tales of second chances for the rebellious, prideful, failure-prone, and more. From Peter to King David to a prodigal daughter, these stories will remind readers of the magnitude of the gospel of second chances.

The Mulligan

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310328964
Size: 14.22 MB
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The Mulligan Participant's Guide is designed for use with The Mulligan six-session DVD group study. Golf pro Wally Armstrong and author Ken Blanchard walk you through time-tested steps for improving your golf game and your life. Told through the eyes of Paul McAllister, the Ivy League--educated founder of a multimillion dollar business, this inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness, and priorities is the shot of grace Christians have been looking for. Golf's gracious do-over, a mulligan is the beginning of Paul's own second chance. Guided by the wisdom and advice of an old pro, Paul learns about priorities, self-confidence, and playing a good game both on and off the course. For anyone who ever wanted a second chance, in the grip of golf pro Wally Armstrong and Ken Blanchard, author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager, The Mulligan becomes a life-changing principle.

Second Chances

Author: Martina Reilly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405518185
Size: 12.25 MB
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Lizzie Walsh has moved to Dublin to start her life again - she has a great job as a fundraiser, a boyfriend she's crazy about and friends she loves. Until, leaving work late one evening, she runs into the one person she just can't run away from. Lizzie was only a teenager when, ten years ago, her sister Megan drowned. A local boy, Joe, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Now Joe is back, released from prison on good behaviour, and he, too, wants to put the past to rest. But Lizzie can't stop thinking about the pain he's caused her family - it doesn't seem fair that he should be able to let go. Then, as Lizzie slowly gains his confidence, her own falters: Joe isn't quite what she expected. Can she find the strength to let old wounds heal?