Broken Like Me: An Insider’s Toolkit for Mending Broken People – by Joseph Reid
This is the part of the book where I’m supposed to convince you that reading this book is worthwhile. I wish I didn’t have to. I wish I never had to write it. I wish my best friend hadn’t killed himself. But brokenness exists. And, my friend did kill himself.
I go through most days feeling broken and having thoughts of suicide. So, here’s my book to you. I didn’t write it to make a lot of money, but out of a need to survive. It is born out of my story. I write about things in this book that made life easier, and at times, probably kept me alive. No one should have to wait to tell their story until they have everything figured out, and that’s what I’m trying to make sure you don’t have to do. Here are some things I’d like you to think about as you consider reading this book.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Filled with truth and honesty a fantastic summer read.”
First Steps to Fly Fishing – by Michael Temple and Kris Neely
Fishing with the basics: a rod, a reel, some line, and an artificial “fly” that imitates a fish’s prey is the very definition of fly fishing. And its history is, well, historical tracing its way back to at least the year 200! Today’s technology has no doubt improved the quality and durability of the equipment and materials of fly fishing, but the basics of the art of fly fishing have remained largely the same.
In 1924, Michael Temple wrote what for decades was the ‘bible’ on learning how to fly fish: “First Steps in Fly Fishing.” Now Cresting Wave Publishing has updated this classic for the 2020s! With an introduction by noted fly fishing expert and author Joshua Bergan, and additional material from Editor Kris Neely, “First Steps in Fly Fishing” is now the definitive book for your budding fly fisher.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible guide and very informative for modern day fly fishing beginners.”
Flavour with Benefits – by Cathy Connally and Charley Best
Would you love to escape on a romantic journey? Your ticket is between the covers of the stunning Flavour with Benefits: France.
Discover the world’s most popular travel destination:
• Experience breathtaking France with over 100 original photographs.
• Sail by limestone cliffs on a warm Mediterranean current.
• Descend a glowing staircase to a wine cave filled with millions of bottles of champagne.
Learn about women who changed the world
• The Grande Dame of Champagne who couldn’t vote yet built an empire.
• La mère (the mother) Brazier whose restaurants set new culinary standards.
Food that doesn’t compromise flavour or health
• Enjoy 50+ inspired recipes accompanied by stunning photographs.
• Learn about food as medicine and a five-year-old girl.
• Crave a dessert that reimagines: I’ll have what she’s having!
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Perfect book for a time we are all craving travel again!”
Teetering: A Frazzled, Overworked Person’s Guide To Embrace Change and Find Balance – by Tina Asher
In the book, Teetering, author Tina Asher strives to help you stop the teetering lifestyle and get into balance. Through practical advice, powerful stories, and hard-earned insights, she’ll empower you to skip the messiest lessons and live a richer, fuller life—with balance.
Asher specializes in helping busy professionals get out of the rat race and build on a career they love. The inspirational advice in this book will guide you to define what’s really important, what truly fuels you, so you can dial in on exactly what needs to change and begin the journey with renewed presence, satisfaction, and peace of mind.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Anyone with a frantic and busy career will get something valuable out of this book.”
Adventures In Opposite Land – by Randy Zinn
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But what if everyone is bonkers?
In his memoir, Adventures in Opposite Land, Randy Zinn’s expectations meet reality in this series of humorous and startling true stories. From a naïve young dude to a man of the world, he faces life’s challenges with a mixture of amazement, despair, and hope. Hanging in the balance is the answer to one of life’s great mysteries—if everyone around us is daft, are we supposed to go nuts, too?
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A well written and entertaining read. This book deserves a spot on your summer reading list!”
Natural Health Warrior Devotionals – by Tirzah Hawkins
Struggling with time in this busy world for studying the Scriptures? Inside is 60 days of devotionals that can be completed in just 10 minutes a day. Dive deep into the Word for guidance on how to improve physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health. The Bible is the ultimate health book for all areas of life.
Each day includes :
- a scripture verse
- some thought-provoking content
- a journal prompt to record insights, learnings, and action steps.
Change your life in just a few moments a day. The paperback version includes room for your to journal directly in the book. Tirzah Hawkins is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has been sharing natural health concepts in her work and through her books. Now follow her through a study of the greatest health book ever written: the Holy Bible. This series is based upon the New King James Version of the Bible.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book helps guide the way to a new daily routine with the power to change your life.”
Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving – by Samuel Sanders
NEW RELEASE – This non-fiction business and self-help creativity guide encourages innovation in aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Have you ever looked at a product and thought, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ or, ‘I’m just not a creative person!’ Improve problem-solving skills and increase the effectiveness of knowledge management in your organization to come up with the next game-changing idea to hit the market!
In this book you will:
* Learn how others innovate by examining the world around them
* Practice asking questions, and see how to recognize details in observations
* Complete creative exercises to get into the right mindset
* Understand the importance of sharing ideas, and assess their feasibility
Fueling You to Find: Your Next Big Idea
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Get your note taking pencil ready. This book is full of useful ways to come up with your next big idea. A must read for entrepreneurs.”
Peace in the Presence of God – by Michael Lacey
NEW RELEASE – A dozen Christian writers have joined together to attack anxiety with the Word of God, to encourage women through their struggles, and to give insight to ways we can all find peace in the presence of God.
Since authors share fewer devos, these are the best of the best from female authors including: Miranda J. Chivers, Leisa Williams, Joy W. Yancy, J. V. Lauren, Becky Sims, Cindy Blair, Anne Urubkov, Erin Watson Mohr, Jenna Schroeder, and CJ Westcot. (and one guy: Michael Lacey, who helps produce these Devo Writers Collaborations).
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible prayer journal and collaboration worthy of your full attention.”
Hope When It Hurts: The Scars That Shape Us – by Michael Lacey
It’s easy to lose hope, especially in today’s world. Through times like these, we all need to be reminded of the hope of Jesus!
Hope for the Moment is a collection of what we’re calling Devotional Stories, real stories by real people about a real God. There are some heavy moments, but in every story, hope is found and God is glorified. These serve to remind of God’s faithfulness and goodness.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Inspirational collection of stories that will really hit home and provide hope.”
Mom, Dad… Can We Talk? Helping Our Aging Parents with the Insight and Wisdom of Others – by Dick Edwards
Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? is for the tens of millions of people dealing with concerns for aging parents. It is controversial, sometimes humorous, often poignant, encouraging — and always helpful. The book is rich with stories of adult children who have been challenged and rewarded in this final stage of the parent-child relationship. It includes tips for initiating caring conversations like: “Mom, we’re worried about you living alone.” “Sis, I need your help with all this.” And, “Dad has a lady friend!” There are also helpful hints on how to understand and manage the realities of dementia, drinking, depression, and driving. In this newly revised edition, Guest Contributors address new topics like: helping grandchildren understand their aging grandparent; helping families with aging parents who have a special needs adult child; and, adapting to the complications imposed by the sudden intrusion of a reality like a pandemic.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪ – “This book contains a wealth of helpful information for those who have aging parents.”
The Energy Formula: Six Life Changing Ingredients to Unleash Your Limitless Potential – by Shawn Wells
If there’s anything people say they want more of these days…it’s ENERGY. ** Forbes Top 21 Books to Read in 2021 ** USA TODAY Top 20 Books to Optimize Your Life in 2021 **
The world around us continually requires more of us while we give less and less thought to our long-term health. This distracted and overwhelmed mindset has landed us squarely in survival mode, depriving us of the necessary steps to create lasting, sustained energy. The truth is most of us are so exhausted and don’t know how to find the energy to live our best lives.
We need a new formula that is practical, low-cost, easy and that flat out works. We need The ENERGY Formula!
The ENERGY Formula covers Keto, Paleo, biohacking, stoicism, supplements, CBD, nootropics, MCTs, infra-red saunas, cold plunges, how to create a sleep fortress, circadian rhythm, and so much more!
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “If you crave more energy, this book must be read.”
Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground: The Most Thorough Exploration of Government Corruption Ever Put In Writing – by Richard Lawless
Richard Lawless’s Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground: The Most Thorough Exploration of Government Corruption Ever Put in Writing is a no-holds-barred tell-all about the bad guys of Capital Hill and Wall Street, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
After Lawless became a victim of these crimes, he used his decades as a senior and executive banker, backed by an MBA with a focus on finance and law, to break down the evidence in Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground. No names have been changed to protect the innocent because there are no innocent–except for the tens of millions of Americans who, like Lawless, had massive amounts of money stolen from them.
Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground is a story about one of the longest-running government-protected criminal enterprises in the history of the United States country. This is Lawless’s attempt find justice for what happened to him–and to many readers as well.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A fascinating read for fans of true crime.”
Ketogenic Diet & Cookbook: A Complete Guide To Ketogenic Diet – by Michelle J. Griffin
★ Are you searching a good diet to lose weight? You wanna eat healthy to have lots of energy?
★ In this book i’ll teach you what is Ketogenic Diet and share with you Keto recipes, easy to make and delicious to eat.
I’ll share with you also a 7 day meal plan to lose weight quickly !
You’ll also find recipes that your whole family will enjoy, including:·
◆Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara·
◆Ultimate Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna
◆Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole·
◆Easy Keto Korean Beef with Cauli Rice·
◆Tuscan Pork Tenderloin·
◆Garlic Tuscan Chicken·
◆Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto·
◆Keto Cheesecake Brownies·
◆Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Delicious and nutritious recipes for better health.”
The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide To Adolescent Substance Abuse – by Richard Capriola
Winner of 4 book awards. “This book may save your child’s life” Reader Views Review. In non-technical language parents learn warning signs and how to identify and find treatment programs for their child. Brief chapters explain substances being used by today’s adolescents, how drugs work in the teen brain, what assessments are important, treatment options and much more. “This book hooks you right from the acknowledgment” Literary Titan Review.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredibly important information for parents of adolescents. A must read.”
Pandemic to Peace: Your Journey to Health, Wealth, Peace and Happiness – by Mitesh Patel
Immerse yourself in this easy, entertaining, and engaging journey that will lead you away from the trauma of the global pandemic, political upheaval, civil unrest, and chaos. This book is like that warm cup of soup on a cold, stormy night. It will soothe your soul and show you how to increase your Health, Wealth, Peace, and Happiness in any situation. Not only will you heal from the crisis of today, but you will also learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from any future crises.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A much needed book that is timely and filled with advice we could all use right now.”
Stories for the Heart: When Memories Become a Treasure – by Alexadra Antipa
Are you looking to come to terms with your grief? Do you struggle to cope with loss? If your answer to either one of these two questions is yes, this grief memoir might be just the book you need. A collection of heartfelt stories about love and loss, which will help you go through the grief process and come out healed in the end.
The author’s healing journey through grief and beyond will inspire you to live life to the fullest, and tell others how you feel before it is too late. We all deal with loss, but one thing brings all of us together: the desire to move forward. In losing someone dear, we can keep their memory alive by telling their story and how they influenced ours.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A beautiful book filled with stories that will hit home for those dealing with loss.”
Buddha is a Greeter at Walmart: Using Zen in Everyday Life – by Kris Neely
The idea is simple—everyday items and situations as sources of Zen insight. From a junk drawer to a butterfly. From Ginger Rogers to Colonel Mustard. We’re surrounded by items and situations which teach Zen—if we just take the time to SEE.
Zen is a perfect antidote to the noise and untruths of daily life. Yet for many people, Zen is something that requires rigorous study, years of solitary meditation, dressing in odd garb, and quoting Buddha. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyday life is Zen. You are the only real Zen master you’ll ever need. You just need to look, see and reality will take care of the rest.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book does an incredible job of showing us how we can be better people, day to day.”
I Know You By Heart: Navigating the Dementia Journey – by Angie Swetland
In the U.S. today, over 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Each of these individuals has a story. And each one has caregivers, with stories of their own.
You have questions – so many questions about what is happening now, and what is to come. How do I cope with this new manifestation of the disease? How do I prepare for an uncertain future?
This is especially true when just navigating your way through each day can be overwhelming.
Contained within these pages are answers to some of your questions as well as strategies for your future.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Dementia strikes so many people and this book is a must read for those looking for answers.”
7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart: How to Live Out Your Faith and Care for the Poor – by John Christopher Frame
Do you want to better live out the teachings of Jesus to help people in need? Do you feel you should care more for the poor but are not sure where to start?
In this book, author John Christopher Frame, PhD, having encountered poverty around the world, will help you on your journey of putting your faith into action. With Frame’s thoughtful, down-to-earth, deep dive into Christian living, you’ll feel closer to God and more encouraged to care for others.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A fantastic read encouraging generosity with stories from around the world.”
Being Authentic: A Memoir – by Morhaf Al Achkar
Our existence is fragile. I learned that in many intricate ways, so I do not take today for granted. I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I do not even know if tomorrow will come.
On the eve of Thanksgiving 2016, I received the diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. Next to dying, I fear the spread of cancer to my brain and losing my ability to think, speak, or write. This loss would be devastating to me.
The fragility of our life made me want to be authentic. Therefore, I am writing this memoir to be authentic—we become our true selves when we author who we are.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible book filled with amazing stories with takeaways for all of us.”
Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer – by Morhaf Al Achkar
The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also invites reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life. The author is a family doctor, teacher, and researcher who is also a stage 4 lung cancer patient himself. He is patient #40.
Patients with cancer often have an urgency to find meaning in life. They struggle with the illness, its emotional impact, and the consequences of treatments. However, with time, reflection, and support from others, they develop resilience. Cancer patients often are not passive. Instead, they choose different strategies to maintain and restore their health. They also leverage a variety of approaches to cope better with their struggle.
BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible book filled with amazing stories. This is why BookMelon exists. This book deserves to be read.”