Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older

March 12th, 2016

Title:             The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older Author:        Robert L. Weber, Ph.D. and Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. Review by:  Anne L. Holmes for the NABBW As we Boomers age, and start to consider what’s next in our lives, many of us take stock of what’s happened to us so far. In the process of trying to make sense of our lives, we frequently find ourselves going back to review questions we asked in our teens and 20s – What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Only now, as we take stock, we are asking ourselves the questions in a slightly different... Read More

Grit in Your Craw: The Eight Strengths You Need to Succeed in Business and in Life

June 16th, 2015

Grit in Your Craw: The Eight Strengths You Need to Succeed in Business and in Life Author: Robert Luckado Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW Let me make one thing immediately clear: Though unassuming in its looks, at just 5 x 8 and a shade over 100 pages, with a rather monochromatic cover and an odd-sounding – though memorable — title, you might a first be tempted to overlook when browsing the business section of your favorite bookstore.  But you would be making a mistake.  In a concise but approachable manner, author Robert Luckado, a man who’s been successful in many... Read More

GOLD: How To Go From Lost To Found, Awaken Your Inner Power, And Discover Your Midas Touch

June 10th, 2015

GOLD: How To Go From Lost To Found, Awaken Your Inner Power, And Discover Your Midas Touch Author: Vicki Lynn King Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Why does it seem that certain people get all the breaks while others struggle? Is it just luck, or is there something else to consider? Vicki Lynn King takes you on a journey to find the answers to these questions and more. Find out how to move past your current life circumstances and create a life you will love living! “An inspirational and motivational book. Easy to read and great exercises to get you started to fulfill your dreams. As... Read More

Rainbows Over Ruins

June 10th, 2015

Rainbows Over Ruins Author: Susan Sherayko, Foreword by Noah St. John Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This book opens with an arresting personal crisis: Author Sherayko writes of how she came home from work one evening to discover more than a mere catastrophe. What she found when she turned the key in the door of her beloved 1930s era Los Angles home – a home which was literally built into a mountain – was a literally life altering event. Her three dogs greeted her, tails wagging, and surrounded by mud, as more mud literally drooled down the stairs while water dripped from the... Read More

The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last

July 18th, 2014

The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last Amazon Barnes & Noble Authors: Meryl Ain, Arthur M. Frischman, and Stewart Ain Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes The Living Memories Project is a collection of inspirational personal accounts from more than 30 people, each sharing their own unique stories of how they have or are carrying on the memories of someone they loved. Some of the storytellers are people whose names you will likely recognize, such as: Lynda Johnson Robb, who writes lovingly of how she keeps alive her memories of her mother, former first lady Lady Bird Johnson Jack... Read More

Where Do I Go From Here: Creating the Life You Love

June 27th, 2014

Where Do I Go From Here: Creating the Life You Love Amazon Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook Author:  Vicki Lynn King Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne L. Holmes Some books just make you feel good. Some have the potential to change your life. This one does both. Author Vicki Lynn King has created an inspirational and motivational book that is part memoir and part self-help book. She begins by taking the reader back home to her roots in a small town in Northwest Iowa in the mid-50s. As she reminds us, back then there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no Internet. Where, perhaps, people... Read More

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life

July 23rd, 2013

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Lorraine Ash, M.A., foreword by Joseph Dispenza http://www.LorraineAsh.com Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes  This is a brief but powerful  memoir, whose goal  is to speak directly to anyone who has experienced any sort of personal tragedy, life changing event  or trauma which has left them reeling, trying desperately to make sense of their lives and the world.   As memoirs do, Ash begins by sharing her story: The wrenching trauma of how she and her husband lost their only child,... Read More

55+ Women Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women

August 2nd, 2012

55+ Women Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women Author: Georgian Lussier Website: http://hrhelp.squarespace.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Georgian Lussier\’s purpose in writing this book is to share her good news that the mid-life brain enables women to make substantial contributions and encourages them to celebrate their strengths. Through stories and examples, women are cheered on to create their futures, and reminded that their friends can be secret weapons. Georgian Lussier\’s purpose in writing this book is to share her good news that the mid-life brain enables women... Read More

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

July 30th, 2012

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss Author: Jai Pausch Website: http://www.tworoadsbooks.com/index.php/books/dream-on-jai-pausch/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Jai Pausch, the widow of Randy Pausch -the Carnegie Mellon professor best known for authoring THE LAST LECTURE after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – gives us a remarkably frank, deeply moving and thematically rich memoir about death, dying and the grieving process. In Dream New Dreams, we hear her story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between... Read More

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy\’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

August 21st, 2011

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy\’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Author: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent http://http://heavenisforreal.net/ Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is the true story of Colton Burpo, son of a small town Nebraska pastor who -at age four, during emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix — slips from consciousness and enters Heaven. The book is narrated by his father Todd and is available in instantly downloadable Amazon Kindle format. Colton survives his surgery and soon begins talking about the fact that he briefly died and went to... Read More