Overcoming Adversity

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Diet Eman was a young lady when the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands.

In her book, Diet describes her emotions as she watched the enemy take over her country and commit numerous atrocities.  She talks about her desire to do whatever she could to fight back against the enemy.

Diet became a member of the resistance and helped find safe places for Jews, as well as other people wanted by the Nazi’s.  She willingly risked her life and ended up spending time in a concentration camp.

Her story is like an emotional roller coster ride, filled with triumphs and tragedy.  It is a shinning example of how we can all over come adversity.

Affirm Your Truth

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Aaron Kennard’s book, Affirm Your Truth, explains the power of positive thinking and personal affirmations.  The basic premise is summed up in the following two quotes.

  • There is so much to live for, to explore, to be and to do…life can be thrilling…or completely overwhelming.
  • All of our thought habits can be changed by making a conscious decision and then by practicing the new thoughts consistently over time.

The Age of Anxiety

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The book, The Age of Anxiety, is a collection of stories from people that deal with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

They do a wonderful job explaining the symptoms in a relatable way and talk about coping mechanisms that work for them.

If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, this book would be a beneficial read.

 

Andrew Jackson

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This biography of Andrew Jackson is well written and fun to read.  The following quotes sum up what the book had to say about Andrew Jackson.

  • Jackson believed in the common man, not the elite.  His presidency supported democracy as he believed it was meant to be practiced, not as the province of the rich and powerful, but as the birthright of ordinary people.
  • He used his veto power without qualm, vetoing more bills than had all the previous presidents combined.  He opposed legislation which threatened slavery, supported the availability of cheap public lands, and refused to recognize the judgement of the Supreme Court regarding the rights of Native American tribes.

Alien Conspiracy Theory

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William J. Ryan’s book was an interesting read.  He is definitely a conspiracy theorist with a few strange ideas.

  1.  The deceivers (government and world leaders) are hiding the existence of aliens and how those aliens are experimenting on humans, because the deceivers want power and money.
  2. Hitler used alien technology during WWII.  If America hadn’t been able to get German scientist to share that technology, Hitler would have won the war.
  3. Some people are born with additional fingers/toes, which are proportioned and functional.  This is evidence of alien DNA being mixed with human DNA.
  4. Crop circles are used by aliens to communicate with humans, since we are not capable of telepathic communication.  The author even uses his own method to interpret these crop circles.  However, he doesn’t share how he developed this interpretation method.