Live Original

Author: Sadie Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476777801
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The seventeen-year-old star of "Duck Dynasty" shares stories from her life and sheds light on the values and faith that influence her choices, while encouraging readers to remain true to themselves in the face of life's challenges.

Live Original Devotional

Author: Sadie Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501126529
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and Dancing with the Stars and darling of the third-generation of the Robertson family—shares a devotional book for young women and teen girls to help navigate their complicated, fun, stressful lives and apply powerful biblical principles to everyday life. Eighteen-year-old Sadie Robertson understands what it’s like to be a teenager and young woman in today’s demanding world. She has managed to “live original” and still uphold her family values and faith convictions. In her new devotional, Sadie shares the principles and values that guide her life, shows how she stays confident and encouraged, and offers helpful advice about living with purpose. This year-long devotional is perfect for today’s teenage girls and young women. Each week has five devotional offerings to choose from, as well as two days “off” to give you some flexibility. Whether you need a personal message from Sadie, a quick Scripture to remember, or space to journal, this devotional allows you to customize and select what you need each day. Sadie covers a wide range of topics including self-confidence, social media, bullying, dating, peer pressure, and more. It’s not always easy to live in today’s culture and hold onto your values and beliefs, but this devotional encourages you to stay positive and live a fulfilling life.

Live Fearless

Author: Sadie Robertson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400309429
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Sadie Robertson, bestselling author and star of Dancing with the Stars, has an important message for her generation: you don’t have to be held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness anymore. In Live Fearless, Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be! Dear friends, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar? I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear. Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change everything. Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in? Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together. Love, Sadie

Life Just Got Real

Author: Sadie Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501127069
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From Dancing with the Stars runner-up and Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson comes a fun novel about two teenage girls from different backgrounds and opposite lifestyles who discover there is more to friendship than meets the eye. When things go wrong, it’s reality TV’s right… Sixteen-year-old A.J. Smith grew up in backwoods Louisiana, repairing cars with her dad and hunting with her brothers. But when her dad dies, her mom drags the whole family to Nashville where everything is different—except A.J. And A.J. knows it will take everything she has to live original. Kate Kelly grew up in Nashville’s best schools, jetting around the world with glamorous people and wearing clothes from her mom’s trendy boutique. But when A.J. Smith―a new girl from the sticks—shows up, suddenly she’s all the rage: her unusual sense of style, her accent, and especially her dumb converse high tops. Even Kate’s brother, Kaden, seems to be under the new girl’s spell. But Kate has bigger things to think about, including the reality show Real Life. Everyone says the show is her chance to make it big. But then the producers decide to bring A.J. into the show. Because these girls are so different, the producers of Real Life know that their conflict will be television gold. So the cameras start to roll. Then Kaden asks A.J. to prom, Kate flips out, and things with Kate’s (almost) boyfriend Alex start unraveling fast—all on camera. As the producers try to stir up the drama, Kate’s idea of the perfect prom spins out of control. When Kate’s life goes disastrously wrong, it is A.J. who steps up to help—no questions asked. A friendship between the two girls just might grow—but only if they both live original and stay true to who God made them to be.

Live Original

Author: Sadie Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476777818
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson—shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is. Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is. Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more. Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.

To Live

Author: Yu Hua
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307429792
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction

From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of gritty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

Live Fearlessly

Author: Lenya Heitzig
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434765229
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Religion

Do you ever feel like you don’t have what it takes? Like you can’t be as good as those around you? Well, after waiting decades for his time to lead, Joshua had some big shoes to fill. He may have felt slightly intimidated by the task at hand. Joshua’s predecessor, Moses, had a near spotless résumé: he led the Jews out of Egypt, parted the Red Sea, and even conversed directly with God. Not exactly an easy act to follow. Yet Joshua’s fearless confidence in God proved to be more than enough. God used Joshua in miraculous ways. All his life, the people of Israel followed and trusted Joshua’s lead. The Fresh Life series was created by women for women, who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming time commitment. In just 20 minutes a day, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible. With a group or by yourself, use this easy-to-use study to develop a fearless, Joshua-like confidence in God so you can accomplish everything He asks you to do.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307476863
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Travel

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015027228330
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Children's stories, Swiss (German)

A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

The Lorax

Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780394823379
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: ICDL:bauwond_00950019
Release Date: 1900
Genre: Fantasy

In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Read Listen Edition

Author: Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385372138
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Tomorrow We Live

Author: Oswald Mosley
Publisher: Black House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781908476579
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: History

'Tomorrow We Live' (1938) by Oswald Mosley is the book whose style most closely resembles the emotive tone of his speeches. There was good reason for this: British Union, the Movement that Mosley led, was by now engaged in a life or death struggle to avert the coming War that would cost 60-million people their lives. With great clarity Mosley restates his policies that would save Britain from recurring Slump and draws the line between anti-semitism and his own necessary criticism of certain Jewish interests. Then he reminds the reader that 'Mankind has no greater enemy than War and War has no greater enemy than British Union'. He contrasts the policy of the British government, to threaten powerful nations with war whilst maintaining minimal defence forces, with his own policy, of threatening no other country but having the strongest army, navy and air force in the world. Mosley advocates that Britain should only fight if Britain is attacked. To travel round the world starting wars with other countries because we don't approve of their system of government would condemn Britain to perpetual war - there is always some country somewhere of which to disapprove. He also addresses the charge of continental influence: "We do not borrow ideas from foreign countries and we have no 'models' abroad for a plain and simple reason. We are proud enough of our own people to believe that once Britain is awake our people will not follow but will lead Mankind. In this deep faith we hold that no lesser destiny is worthy of our people than that the whole world shall find in Britain an example."

The BFG Colour Edition

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141378572
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The much-loved Roald Dahl story now in full colour format. When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant with a stride as long as a tennis court she is sure she's going to be eaten for breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, the BFG is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours, whose favourite pastime is guzzling up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. Sophie is determined to stop all this, and so she and the BFG cook up an ingenious plan to rid of the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever.