Author: Rachel Jeffs
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
Author: Russell Willingham
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as what all addicts have in common the hunt of the malnourished heart where to find the courage to face the dark side wrestling with shame and grace the healing effect of radical honesty This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.
Author: Herschel Walker, Gary Brozek, Jerry Mungadze, Charlene Maxfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Presents the life of the Heisman trophy winner, discussing his impoverished childhood, his development as a teenage athlete, his college and NFL professional career, his success as a businessman, and his diagnosis and treatment for dissociative identity disorder.
Author: Beth Moore
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Now available in paperback and one of Beth Moore's most popular writings to date, Breaking Free is the breakthrough book on how to overcome the strongholds of sin and discover a better life.
Author: Jesse H. Wright, Laura W. McCray
Publisher: Guilford Press
When it comes to treating depression, one size definitely doesn't fit all. How do you find the science-based treatment that will work for you? What can you do to restore the fighting spirit and motivation that are so essential for overcoming this illness? Leading psychiatrist-researcher Jesse Wright and his daughter, Laura McCray, a family physician, have helped many thousands of depressed patients discover effective pathways to wellness. Here they describe powerful treatment tools and present a flexible menu of self-help strategies you can try today or turn to in the future. Dozens of easy-to-use worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed from the companion Web page. Learn proven ways to break the cycle of negative thinking, restore energy and a sense of well-being, strengthen your relationships, and make informed decisions about medications. You can beat depression and keep your life headed in a positive direction. This book shows how.
Author: Lauren Brooke
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it's much more than that. Heartland is like no other place -- it's a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused horses learn to trust again. Pegasus is all Amy has left of her past, but he's steadily growing weaker. Amy's trying to care for him and hold Heartland together. She's striving to do just what her mother would have done, but everything is beginning to unravel. It will take all of Amy's courage to let go of her mother's legacy, but it is the only way that she will break free and find her own.
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Bestselling author Lauraine Snelling crafts a poignant story of hope and restoration for a newly paroled mother rebuilding her life after the loss of her son. Maggie Roberts is starting over again after her reckless driving led to a 10-year prison sentence and the devastating loss of her son. Having learned to repurpose retired thoroughbred racehorses through an inmate training program, Maggie finds a way to rebuild her life. But it's not until she meets single father Gil Winters and his wheelchair-bound son, Edward, that she finds her calling. In helping Edward with his therapy using horses, Maggie finds herself coming to life again. But when a shadow from the past returns, Maggie is forced to choose between her newfound freedom and getting Edward the life-saving help he needs.
Author: Sol Stern
Comparing his own education at one of the best public schools in New York City to the education received by his sons, the author examines how the quality of education is being overshadowed by unions, bureaucracy, and "progressive" fads.
Author: Abby Sher
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
Tells the stories of three girls who survived sexual slavery and how they are now working to help others who face the same struggle.
Author: Louann Gaeddert
In 1800, shortly before his twelfth birthday, Richard is sent to live with his uncle on a farm in upper New York State, where he teaches a young slave to read and encourages her to dream of freedom.
Author: Cathryn Fox
Publisher: Cathryn Fox
Spring Break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, AKA Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She wants only to party down with the rest of her classmates. At least her hot, darkly mysterious bodyguard— deep undercover as her dorm’s resident assistant—gives her something to fantasize about during her boring nights in confinement. When Alaska wins a campus radio contest, and is gifted with a special invitation to an exclusive island, she knows it’s her chance to break free. After all, Eden is a place where no one knows her name, so what danger could possibly come to her? But when danger appears in the form of a masked man who takes control of all her pleasures, tapping into her darkest fantasies, she begins to wonder if her undercover lover, and the mysterious bodyguard who’s deep undercover, are one in the same…
Author: Brian Armstrong
You're About to Discover the Secrets of How to Quit Your Job and Work For Yourself... "Fully 80% of all your chances of achieving financial independence in life will come from reading...this book." - Brian Tracy Are you spending 8 hours a day doing something you don't truly love? It's time to follow your dream of quitting your job to work for yourself! Inside you will discover... . How to get started while still at your current job . Three ways to smooth the transition and minimize financial risk . Why you don't need an original idea to start a successful company . Seven exercises to discover what business you should start . How to incorporate, protect your assets, get important tax benefits, and start accepting payments right away . Seven businesses you can start for under $100 Fully 74% of millionaires in the U.S. are self made - they went to work for themselves! What are you waiting for?
Author: Caleb Monroe
After years of living in solitude, Jacob developed agoraphobia. The idea of taking one small step outside of his house awakens tormenting thoughts. He retreats further inside himself and the tomb of safety his house has become. A chance encounter with a mythical creature leaves Jacob with no other option than to stand up and face his fears.