Category Archives: Adult Non-Fiction Book Review

Become a better you journal : a guide to improving your life every day by Joel Osteen

No matter where you are in your life, you can be better!

In Joel Osteen’s bestselling book Become a Better You, he outlined seven principles that we should all live by in order to have a life that is more fulfilling, more meaningful, and filled with hope and purpose.

In this seven-week companion, you will learn how to apply each of those principles to your everyday life and become the person that God uniquely created you to be. The lessons in this book will equip you to be a better spouse, a better parent, a better leader, and an inspiration to everyone you know! The principles are simple, but applying them to your daily life will have a profound effect on every situation you face:

One: Keep pressing forward

Two: Be positive toward yourself

Three: Develop better relationships

Four: Form better habits

Five: Embrace the place where you are

Six: Develop your inner life

Seven: Stay passionate about life

Learn how to tap into your full God-given potential. Filled with inspirational thoughts, exploratory exercises, and daily scripture, this journal will show you how to take hold of the future you have always wanted and the future that God had always intended.

Become a better you journal a guide to improving your life every day

2,4,6,8 : great meals for couples or crowds by Rachel Ray

If you’re like Rachael Ray, mealtime is a time to hang out and reconnect with family and friends. That means you could be making a late dinner for you and your sweetie one night and making brunch for your entire family the next day. No matter how many people join the party, Rachael firmly believes that cooking should be fun, easy–and done in 30 minutes or less.

Transforming recipes for four into recipes for two or eight can be a tricky guessing game. If you use twice the amount of chicken will you have to cook it twice as long? Is it possible to make a satisfying pot of soup for two without having to eat leftovers for a week? What’s the best–and most economical–way to feed a crowd of eight? With Rachael Ray: 2, 4, 6, 8 there’s no need to guess, because Rachael has designed right-sized menus for every occasion, with perfect meals for two, four, six, or eight.

For date night you don’t want tons of food, so Rachael’s Croque Madame sandwich with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette salad and a killer vodka cocktail strike just the right note. For family dinners, double dates, or those who love leftovers, Rachael whips up classic meals for four like Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza or Grilled Shrimp with Chorizo Skewers. For poker night with your buddies, Rachael knows exactly which ingredients stretch into a 30-minute meal for six, like Uptown Sweet and Spicy Sausage Hoagies. Throwing a dinner party is a pleasure when you’re armed with stress-free meals for eight like Italian Chicken Pot Pie and Boozy Berries and Biscuits. With complete menus for family dinners as well as easy and impressive meals for entertaining plus lots of super simple desserts that taste like a million, no matter what the occasion, the perfect meal for your crowd is never more 30 minutes away.

2-4-6-8  great meals for couples or crowds

1000 home based business ideas : innovative small business ideas for the home based entrepreneur by John Hanwall

Although this book scratches the surface of what you can do to work from home, it actually contains one thousand fascinating ideas for you to launch your new business venture. If you’re fed up with working for a boss that doesn’t appreciate your talents or you find it increasingly difficult to get a decent job, because of the recession, then this book is the springboard you’ve been looking for. If you can’t find even one solitary idea from this vast resource, then you don’t really have the entrepreneurial spirit to succeed anyway. Just one of these ideas can even spark a number of other creative ways to make a living.

1000 home based business ideas

American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things by Bob Dotson

For the six million people who watch the Emmy Award–winning “American Story with Bob Dotson” on NBC’s Today Show, Bob Dotson’s reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years—logging more than four million miles—in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in American Story, he presents a road map to the unsung heroes with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, and blueprints to living our dreams.

*The boss who came out of retirement to start a new company for his former employees who could not find work
*The truck driver who taught microsurgery
*The man you’ve never heard of who has 465 profitable patents, second only to Thomas Edison
*The doctor who developed the vaccine to prevent whooping cough, who didn’t retire until age 104

In the tradition of Tom Brokaw’s New York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives, American Story is a deeply moving and endlessly fascinating alternative narrative for everyone who yearns to feel good about America.
American story -a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, and meat lover Michael Symon—of Food Network’s Iron Chef America and ABC’s The Chew—shares his wealth of knowledge and more than 100 killer recipes for steaks, chops, wings, and lesser-known cuts.

Fans across the country adore Michael Symon for his big, charismatic personality and his seriously delicious food. But there’s one thing Michael is known for above all else: his unabashed love of meat. A devoted carnivore, Michael calls the cuisine at his six Midwestern restaurants “meat-centric.” Now, in Michael Symon’s Carnivore, he combines his passion and expertise in one stellar cookbook.

Michael gives home cooks just the right amount of key information on breeds, cuts, and techniques to help them at the meat counter and in the kitchen, and then lets loose with fantastic recipes for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, goat, and game. Favorites include Broiled Porterhouse with Garlic and Lemon, Ribs with Cleveland BBQ Sauce, Braised Chicken Thighs with Kale and Chiles, Lamb Moussaka, and Bacon-Wrapped Rabbit Legs. Recipes for sides that enhance the main event, like Apple and Celeriac Salad and Sicilian Cauliflower, round out the book.

Michael’s enthusiasm and warmth permeate the text, and with 75 beautiful color photographs, Michael Symon’s Carnivore is a rich and informative cookbook for every meat lover.
Michael Symon's Carnivore