Lauren is a junior high student with some challenges in her life. In her spare time, she plays volleyball on a Rec League team, but at the start of the season, she doesn´t know a single person on the team. Even worse, she´s far from a pro, shorter than the rest of the team and struggling to serve the ball over the net most of the time. Back home, she´s given a difficult time by her neighbor because she doesn´t attend public school. Finding wholesome and appropriate chapter books for young girls can be a difficult, especially if you´re looking for a sport´s story to appeal to their interests. Set To Serve manages to not only fill that gap as an entertaining story, but also shows how one girl manages to overcome both physical and social difficulties. It´s a must read for any girl that´s struggling with her own social or sports abilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Gill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007913/bk_acx0_007913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Helen, do you think I’ll ever get married?” Joan asked abruptly. A very troubling thought in 1943. The Call to Serve celebrates the innocence that transcends the decades and the beauty of true love in this story of friendship between Annie, Joan, Bernice, Helen, and their men. The story is set in fictitious Abbotsville, New Jersey, in the autumn of 1943. Caught between the desire to marry and have families and the requirement to stay patient, even vigilant, during the grim World War II era, these four Catholic heroines find comfort in the humor and solace of camaraderie. Annie, Joan, and Bernice, all young ladies in their 20s, set out to find the loves of their lives. Annie is a fast-paced North Jersey gal whose Italian heritage is rich in the love and creation of food, much to the joy of her friends. Joan, comfortably brought up in South Jersey, is a little naïve about the ways of the world, but not in what truly counts. Bernice, the youngest of the group, and the least affluent, is wise-cracking but always the first to tune in to a situation. Beloved and a guiding force to them all is Helen, a 50-something homemaker with her own experiences of war. When Annie’s fiancé is called up, Joan thinks there is nothing sadder in the world - that is, until she experiences her own love trauma. She falls instantly for a handsome man during a chance meeting. But she then bears the frustration of not knowing which girl he prefers, her or the bubbly redhead that won’t go away. Both girls are distracted by Bernice’s sudden and mysterious behavior, as she begins to disappear regularly into nearby Philadelphia for unknown reasons. Annie’s heart begins to break when her fiancé’s letters stop coming. Although Helen assures her this happens often when soldiers are moved around, her stable support begins to erode when, as the weeks tick by, she hears nothing from her own husband. Will their shared love of God and family be enough to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cece Whittaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124493/bk_acx0_124493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Responsibility is a choice. It is also the absolute key to your freedom. Here´s how to recognize the ´´blame game´´ in your self and escape from that mental prison forever. Learn what ´´responsibility´´ actually means and what occurs when you become responsible for rather than responsible to. Then, learn how responsibility actually coincides with service to create the empowered end-result of life you seek. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Proctor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000207/sp_made_000207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs presents the third installment of her Blessed Trinity series.For years, Memory Patterson has been running away from her problems and conning her way through life. Then a chance encounter with Pastor Landris’ pregnant wife, Johnnie Mae, puts her on the path toward meeting the mother she never knew. But a storm is brewing on the horizon, and soon Memory, Johnny Mae, and Pastor Landris will find their faith tested. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003628/bk_reco_003628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the classic story of the earliest years of Israel´s great prophet, Samuel. Even when Samuel was young, God trusted the boy with a message. Memorably imagined by Amy Steedman and narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001144/bk_mike_001144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you are waiter, waitress, bartender, busser, or server, tips are your main source of income. What if I told you that you could give yourself a raise just by listening to this guide? I guarantee your total tip amount will increase after delving deep into this book. I have used my own experience along with the tip behavior observed by professional psychologists in restaurant settings. This book provides 20 tip-increasing tricks that are sure to increase your tip income for the rest of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102038/bk_acx0_102038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior, and intrigue. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter´s personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country´s most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose. Of the many millions of food service workers around the globe, only a tiny number ever ascend to a top-level position at a world-renowned restaurant catering to iconic celebrities, moguls, and politicians. As one of those select few, Paul (´´Pauli´´) Hartford is the first waiter to open the door into a cloistered, coveted world of money, fame, bad behavior, and intrigue. He peels back the veneer of civility and culture at the nation´s most preeminent celebrity hangout, the Cricket Room, in Beverly Hills, California. He exposes the epic human foibles of its elite clientele, the dining room´s corrupt corporate culture, its clandestine culinary practices, and the heartbreaking struggles of its beleaguered waitstaff. This keenly-observed story also traverses Pauli´s 10-year evolution from a jaded, party-hungry rock musician who moonlights as a bartender, into a snobbish and pretentious waiter, and finally into a polished and sophisticated server who takes his job so seriously that it drives him to the brink of illness. Pauli finds himself at first seduced by his famous guests´ glamour and self-indulgence, then accustomed to it, and finally appalled by it. For obvious reasons, some details and specifics about the real Cricket Room have been cleverly disguised, but discerning listeners will easily connect the dots. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028291/bk_adbl_028291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penny Bradford is all atwitter to begin service in one of the great households of England. Duke Rorke Carteret is known throughout the Midlands as a nobleman of generosity, power, and passion. Grateful for the steady work, she gets the added benefit of daydreaming about the handsome duke sweeping her off her feet like in the fairy tales.Life is no fairy tale. And yet she still manages to catch the domineering duke´s eye. He happily engages his new maid in his parlor games, and she finds the duke is very hands-on in training the new staff. Penny will be polishing more than just the duke´s silver by the end of her first week in the Carteret household and will learn to obey orders precisely when instructed to. It will be the time of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candace Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138652/bk_acx0_138652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Published to coincide with Pope Francis´ Year of Mercy and the Vatican´s canonization of Mother Teresa, this new book of unpublished material by a humble yet remarkable woman of faith whose influence is felt as deeply today as it was when she was alive offers Mother Teresa´s profound yet accessible wisdom on how we can show mercy and compassion in our day-to-day lives. For millions of people from all walks of life, Mother Teresa´s canonization is providentially taking place during Pope Francis´ Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This is entirely fitting, since she is seen both inside and outside of the church as an icon of God´s mercy to those in need. Compiled and edited by Brian Kolodiejckuk, MC, the postulator of Mother Teresa´s cause for sainthood, A Call to Mercy presents deep yet accessible wisdom on how we can show compassion in our everyday lives. In her own words, Mother Teresa discusses such topics as: The need for us to visit the sick and the imprisoned The importance of honoring the dead and informing the ignorant The necessity to bear our burdens patiently and forgive willingly The purpose to feed the poor and pray for all The greatness of creating a ´´civilization of love´´ through personal service to others Featuring never before published testimonials by people close to Mother Teresa as well as prayers and suggestions for putting these ideas into practice, A Call to Mercy is not only a lovely keepsake but a living testament to the teachings of a saint whose ideas are important, relevant, and very necessary in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004694/bk_rand_004694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.