From the author of New York Times bestsellers Contagious and Invisible Influence comes a revolutionary approach to changing anyone’s mind.
Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change their customers’ minds and leaders want to change organizations. Start-ups want to change industries and nonprofits want to change the world. But change is hard. Often, we persuade and pressure and push, but nothing moves. Could there be a better way?
This book takes a different approach. Successful change agents know it’s not about pushing harder, or providing more information, it’s about being a catalyst. Catalysts remove roadblocks and reduce the barriers to change. Instead of asking, “How could I change someone’s mind?” they ask a different question: “Why haven’t they changed already? What’s stopping them?”
The Catalyst identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them. You’ll learn how catalysts change minds in the toughest of situations: how hostage negotiators get people to come out with their hands up and how marketers get new products to catch on, how leaders transform organizational culture and how activists ignite social movements, how substance abuse counselors get addicts to realize they have a problem and how political canvassers change deeply rooted political beliefs.
This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyze change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results.
From the bestselling author of Wish Me Home comes a breathtaking novel about the secrets that families keep and one woman’s illuminating search for the truth.
Quinn Maguire has a stable life, a fiancé, and what she thinks is a clear vision for her future. All of that comes undone by her mother’s deathbed confession—the absentee father Quinn spent thirty years resenting is not her real father at all. With that one revealing whisper, Quinn embarks on a journey to Maui, her mother’s childhood home, a storied paradise that holds the truth about her mother’s past and all its secrets Quinn is determined to uncover.
But settling on the island has its complications, and with the fiancé she left behind questioning every choice she makes, Quinn’s quest for her truth is even more difficult than she expected. As time passes and she digs deeper into her family history and her own identity, one thing becomes clear: Maui is as beautiful as she’d always imagined, and its magic is helping uncover the woman that Quinn was always meant to be.
Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo…
Gray just knows it’s going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up…and they aren’t quite so complimentary.
A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.
~ An Amazon.com #1 New Release ~
ENTER NOW for your chance to win this holiday season's hottest children's book gift! A pre-release advance paperback edition of the fully illustrated children's picture book Baby Trolls Get a Bad Rap by Justine Avery... delivered to your door in time for holiday gift giving!
Trolls. You think you know all about them—from what you’ve read, seen, or heard.
But have you considered the baby trolls?
They do exist. And they have something to say.
...Meet Horatio, Saul, and little Grizelda: three baby trolls who just want to be heard, respected, and most of all, to be your friend.
"An interesting way to introduce young readers to the concept that everyone matters, no matter how old and in spite of all their differences." —Readers' Favorite
"Fun, fun, FUN! ... I chuckled all the way through the book. Comic timing is everything in a book like this and... Justine Avery is excellent at it ... Very sweet, very funny and very, very clever! A wonderfully written, wonderfully illustrated picture book." —The Wishing Shelf Review
"Introduces three well-spoken young troll babies to young readers who may also feel overlooked, ignored and even disrespected ... Justine Avery’s troll babies have personality and pluck ... An ideal selection for storytime ... Perceptive and charming, most highly recommended." —Readers' Favorite
* Currently available to pre-order with special pre-release pricing. *
Enter for a chance to win one of two signed editions of "Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making" from Andrew Peterson. This book is designed to help anyone in their quest for creativity.
Andrew is the bestselling author of the YA/Middle-reader fiction series "The Wingfeather Saga" and an award-winning musician.
Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can’t be done alone.
Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts.
While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In Adorning the Dark, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life:
serving the work
serving the audience
Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 signed hardback copies of the award winning fiction/action novel, The Apotheosis by Darrell Lee.
"The Apotheosis takes the big ideas and moral complexity of hard sci-fi and mixes it with modern thriller trappings to create a science fiction chiller that will keep you engaged until the very last page." ★★★★ San Francisco Book Review
"The Apotheosis is a twisted tale of incredible magnitude. The commonalities of life —love, loss, passion, and fear—are ingeniously woven into this dark and, at times, insane story that explores currently untrodden territory in which a longing for immortality is at the heart." ★★★★★ Seattle Book Review
"There is a lot that goes on in this book, and honestly, it all kept me going despite its length. With the story not being too far into the future, it is scary to think whether cloning will be in our actual future or not. It is refreshing to read a story where everything falls into place and the people and places contain secrets in its pages that are revealed throughout the story to its audience." ★★★★★ Tulsa Book Review
"To call The Apotheosis a modern Frankenstein is only partially accurate. While there are many parallels between the two books, The Apotheosis is a wholly modern creation, revealing new hopes and new fears for our rapidly changing world. Many fans of science fiction will find it a fascinating and thought-provoking tale, just as I did." ★★★★★ Manhattan Book Review
Enter to win an advance copy of Perfect Tunes, the breakout novel from Emily Gould, “an intoxicating blend of music, love, and family from one of the essential writers of the internet generation.” —STEPHANIE DANLER . Perfect Tunes is a story of music and motherhood, ambition and compromise—of life, in all its dissonance and harmony.
Enter for a chance to win one of 25 advanced copies of Connect First, the new book by Melanie Katzman, PhD - actions you can take immediately to create a deeply rewarding work life by connecting to yourself, your organization, and the world at large.
A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable?
American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He’s convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.
As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future. Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can’t shake a clairvoyant’s warning: ‘Never trust your husband . . .’ When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family?
Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse. But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they’ve made.
At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.