The No 1 bestselling cookery book in Ireland - for two years running! ´These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food.´ Jamie Oliver Let´s face it: while we want to eat more fruit and veg and things we know are good for us, we sometimes fall short because we´re not sure how to turn all that great produce into great food. Well, welcome to the Happy Pear way of eating - healthy but never worthy, easy but never dull, and packed with mind-blowing flavour, exciting texture and vibrant colour. The Happy Pear opened ten years ago when twins David and Stephen Flynn, passionate about starting a food revolution in their home town, took over their local fruit and veg shop and later opened a café. Their revolution has not only succeeded, but it is spreading, and The Happy Pear´s fans range from young parents to pensioners, ladies-who-lunch to teens-on-the-run, hipsters to Hollywood stars. David and Stephen´s first cookbook is full of irresistible recipes for everything from everyday breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to scrumptious - and yes, still wholesome! - cakes and sweet treats, to special occasion splurges. David and Stephen also tell their story (how they transformed from jocks to hippies before finally finding their groove), share their top tips for maximizing taste and goodness in food, and explain how they´ve succeeded in building a food business based on flavour, health and community. ´The poster boys for a healthy way of life´ Sunday Times ´Proper good food ... hearty, decent and delicious´ Russell Brand ´I love The Happy Pear ... genuinely good food that brings healthy eating in from the cold´ Irish Times ´My favourite [vegetarian cookbook] ... packed with recipes, health advice and inspirational stories.´Huffington Post ´A beautifully presented book with mouthwatering photography´ Woman´s Way ´A healthy eating phenomenon´ Mail on Sunday ´These Irish twins are on a roll´ Time Out ´[They] couldn´t look healthier or happier ... the poster boys for vegetarianism in Ireland´ The Times
WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN´S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR From the internationally acclaimed, Man Booker-shortlisted Nicola Barker comes a new novel, a post-post apocalyptic story that overflows with pure creative talent. Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there? H(A)PPY is a post-post apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland, a story which tells itself and then consumes itself. It´s a place where language glows, where words buzz and sparkle and finally implode. It´s a novel which twists and writhes with all the terrifying precision of a tiny fish in an Escher lithograph - a book where the mere telling of a story is the end of certainty.
Would you believe that 86 percent of LGBT people - from the proud marcher at the Pride Parade to the quiet, closeted teen - spent their childhood in church? More than half of them left those religious communities as adults; three out of four would be happy to come back. For decades now, we have found ourselves caught up in a culture war: us versus them. Good news: There is no them. Our culture war has been a civil war: us versus us. And there is a path toward meaningful peace. Andrew Marin brings the startling findings of his largest-ever scientific survey of the religious history, practices, and beliefs of the LGBT community. Marin´s findings offer clear direction for both sides of a long cultural battle to meet in the middle, sacrificing neither conviction nor integrity as they rediscover the things they have in common and the hope found in Christ alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006125/bk_tant_006125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work - but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as ´´a prodigious achievement´´. Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans´ changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures - whether they be PTA, church, or political parties - have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam´s Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007716/bk_sans_007716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beni Johnson´s personal journey to becoming the happy intercessor takes you on an exciting adventure to capture the heartbeat of heaven. From her violent shaking experience to the ´´thin place´´ between heaven and earth where supernatural spirituality is commonplace, you will be amazed and empowered with the joy she shares. Being addicted to God´s presence brings comfort and peace to all believers - becoming a happy intercessor is within your reach. You can make a difference in your family, workplace, community, nation, and world. Filled with modern-day experiences and relevant ancient truths, you will learn why: Mystics and mystical experiences are important today Praying in tongues can lead to powerful intercession Intercession is the fruit of being with God Today´s children can prophecy with purity You should lead an offensive lifestyle You will be encouraged and inspired by the depth of love and knowledge shared in The Happy Intercessor. Even the weariest warrior will jump for joy as a cool, cleansing balm washes over your body, soul, and spirit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072453/bk_acx0_072453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
*Los Angeles Times bestseller* ´´If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something-and doing it with supreme focus and joy.´´ -New York Post Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)-the happiness of always being busy-as revealed by the daily habits of the world´s longest-living people. What´s your ikigai? ´´Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.´´ -Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai-a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world´s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai-the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect-means that each day is infused with meaning. It´s the reason we get up in the morning. It´s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there´s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they´ve found a real purpose in life-the happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds-one of the world´s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and-their best-kept secret-how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn´t want to find happiness in every day?
Ian Smith has inspired millions to lose weight—through his effective and best-selling diet books, The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet, and The 4-Day Diet; through his outreach work on State Farm’s 50 Million Pound Challenge; and through his numerous television and radio appearances and speaking engagements throughout the United States. In counseling and motivating dieters—and in observing his feelings about his own life - Smith learned that while achieving hard-fought and worthy goals can help make a person happy, even these real and measurable achievements aren’t what makes happiness stick. In Happy, he’s discovered the keys to enduring contentment. Happy simply and effectively explains how anyone can reach their own personal high-water mark of positive feelings. It’s not euphoria Smith is after. He understands and explains the difference between the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you’ve wanted instead of becoming someone you want to be. In Happy, Smith motivates listeners to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including: How to be optimistic Why optimism and realism are not opposites How to get outside yourself The importance of family and community Why involvement leads to contentment Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending Tapping the power of simple pleasures How to be, not just to do Why changing from a scowl to a smile can have a deep impact Mastering modern life (from competition to technology) to live in the moment How to alter your happiness set point A life-changing book from one of America’s most compelling and trusted voices, Happy delivers what its title promises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian K. Smith, M.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001074/bk_aren_001074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Barbara O’Neal’s novel of hope and renewal, two very different sisters discover that life is like a garden: Tend to it daily, nourish it with patience and optimism, and then watch the beauty unfold. After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle, the Reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith. Returning to her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, she seeks work in a local soup kitchen. Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need, she keeps her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding. Meanwhile, her sister, Tamsin, as pretty and colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast, finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her financier husband is a criminal. Enduring shock and humiliation as her beautiful house and possessions are seized, the woman who had everything now has nothing but the clothes on her back. But when the going gets tough, the tough get growing. A community garden in the poorest, roughest part of town becomes a lifeline. Creating a place of hope and sustenance opens Elsa and Tamsin to the renewing power of rich earth, sunshine, and the warm cleansing rain of tears. While Elsa finds her heart blooming in the care of a rugged landscaper, Tamsin discovers the joy of losing herself in the act of giving - and both women discover that with time and care, happy endings flourish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005137/bk_brll_005137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the best-selling The Supremes at Earl´s All-You-Can-Eat, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, an exuberant and poignant new audiobook of passions, family, and forgiveness. When a late-life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman´s Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club´s parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, comes home to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he´d sworn - and for good reason - he´d never set foot in again. But El is not the only Plainview native with a hurdle to overcome. A wildly philandering husband struggles at last to prove his faithfulness to the wife he´s always loved. And among those in this tightly knit community who show up every Sunday after church for lunch at Earl´s All-You-Can-Eat are the lifelong friends known locally as ´´The Supremes´´ - Clarice, facing down her longing for, chance at, and fear of a great career; Barbara Jean, grappling at last with the loss of a mother whose life humiliated both of them; and Odette, reaching toward her husband through an anger of his that she does not understand. Edward Kelsey Moore´s lively cast of characters, each of who has surmounted serious trouble and come into love, need not learn how to survive but how, fully, to live. And they do, every one of them, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adenrele Ojo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002547/bk_aren_002547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.