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  • روزمرگی - شماره‌ی صفر
    Avoc آواک
    24:51
    Storytelling
    2,152

    1- Les vieux amants, Jaques Brel 2- Hier encore, Charles Aznavour 3-دویدم و دویدم، دلکش 4- Pitou, Les louanges 5-Con Toda Palabra, Lhasa 6-Antonio, Mes aïeux 7- Modemoiselle chante le blues, Patricia Kaas 8-Lovers are strangers, Michelle Gurevich 9- Fruits défendus, Brigitte Boisjoli

  • THE INSTITUTE Audiobook Excerpt - Chapter 3
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    00:55
    Audiobooks
    449

    Listen to an excerpt from THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King and read by Santino Fontana.

  • The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones, read by Kirsty Rider
    PRH Audio
    06:09
    124

    Soon to be a major Netflix film starring Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough, a haunting psychological thriller set in Tokyo probing deep into the mind of a murder suspect

    The grisly headline leaves nothing to the imagination: "Woman's torso recovered from Tokyo Bay. Believed to be missing British bartender Lily Bridges." The only suspect is Lucy Fly. Her friend is dead, her lover has disappeared, and as far as anyone is concerned, she's as good as guilty.

    Trapped in the interrogation room, Lucy begins to unravel two stories. One, for the police, is a spare outline, offering more questions than answers. The other--the real one, if you believe her--is a gripping dive into an obsessive mind, revealing the checkered past that brought her to Japan, her complicated friendship with Lily, and a tempestuous affair with a missing Japanese photographer named Teiji. As she excavates the dangerous secrets--both past and present--that haunt her waking mind, Lucy relates an unsettling life story that spans bustling Tokyo, the British countryside, and remote Japanese islands, each step taking us closer to the chilling truth about Lily's death. An all-consuming crime story like no other, Susanna Jones's mesmerizing debut novel is a neo-noir thriller as shocking as it is exquisitely composed.

    "Novels of psychological suspense hang on the delicacy of the writer's touch--that feathery brushstroke that darkens a mood, heightens an action and brings a revealing word to a character's lips--and Susanna Jones has the touch."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times


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  • The Penguin Podcast: Malorie Blackman with Nihal Arthanayake
    Penguin Books UK
    31:44
    podcast
    208

    In this special LIVE edition from the Lowry in Manchester, Malorie Blackman OBE talks about the long-awaited fifth book in her Noughts and Crosses Series: ‘Crossfire’. Malorie has written over 70 books, is a former Children’s Laureate and has artists such as Stormzy counting themselves as super-fans. Malorie's chosen inspirational objects include ‘The Colour Purple’ by Alice Walker and a CD by Marvin Gaye. #PenguinPodcast

  • Fireborne by Rosaria Munda, read by Christian Coulson, Candice Moll, Steve West
    PRH Audio
    05:22
    643

    "Fireborne is everything I want in fantasy."--Rachel Hartman, New York Times bestselling author of Seraphina

    Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance . . . and dragons.


    Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone--even the lowborn--a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

    Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn't be more different. Annie's lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee's aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

    But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

    With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he's come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

    From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you've chosen.


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  • National Poetry Competition: Mona Arshi and Wayne Holloway-Smith on writing a prize winning poem
    The Poetry Society
    40:41
    podcast
    1,341

    Mona Arshi, one of three judges in the 2019 National Poetry Competition, joins Wayne Holloway-Smith, the winner of the 2018 National Poetry Competition, to talk to Oliver Fox about what makes a successful poem. They discuss two prize winning poems from the competition's history: 'Oiled Legs Have Their Own Subtext' by Momtaza Mehri (3rd Prize, 2017), and 'The Body in the Library' by Jane Yeh (commended, 2009). If you'd like to enter the National Poetry Competition for yourself, the deadline for entries is 31 October each year. To find out how to enter, visit poetrysociety.org.uk/npc. Links to featured poems: 'Oiled Legs Have Their Own Subtext' by Momtaza Mehri: https://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/oiled-legs-have-their-own-subtext 'The Body in the Library' by Jane Yeh: https://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/the-body-in-the-library/

  • Inland byTéa Obreht, read by Anna Chlumsky, Edoardo Ballerini & Euan Morton
    PRH Audio
    05:03
    Audiobooks
    81

    https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/214332/inland/?ref=PRHD9DF6A1939 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly). In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. Meanwhile, Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Lurie’s death-defying trek at last intersects with Nora’s plight is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely—and unforgettably—her own. Praise for Inland “As it should be, the landscape of the West itself is a character, thrillingly rendered throughout. . . . Here, Obreht’s simple but rich prose captures and luxuriates in the West’s beauty and sudden menace. Remarkable in a novel with such a sprawling cast, Obreht also has a poetic touch for writing intricate and precise character descriptions.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Beautifully wrought.”—Vanity Fair “Obreht is the kind of writer who can forever change the way you think about a thing, just through her powers of description. . . . Inland is an ambitious and beautiful work about many things: immigration, the afterlife, responsibility, guilt, marriage, parenthood, revenge, all the roads and waterways that led to America. Miraculously, it’s also a page-turner and a mystery, as well as a love letter to a camel, and, like a camel, improbable and splendid, something to happily puzzle over at first and take your breath away at the end.”—Elizabeth McCracken, O: The Oprah Magazine

  • THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY - Ann Compton, Excerpt 2
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    00:37
    Audiobooks
    93

    Listen to excerpts from THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett Graff. Introduction read by the author. Audiobook read by 45 cast including Holter Graham, Andy Card, Col. Mark Tillman and Ann Compton. Includes archival audio from United States Presidential addresses, In-Flight Communications and Air Traffic Control, as well as an exclusive interview with author and Holter Graham.

  • S2E14: Kristen Meinzer
    Harper Audio Presents
    37:48
    Audiobooks
    548

    Host of "By The Book" and author of "So You Want To Start A Podcast," Kristen Meinzer joins the pod for an interview about the questions you need to ask when starting a podcast, why vocal fry is a myth, and how to perfect the midwestern accent. Then, stick around to hear Kristen narrate the opening minutes of her audiobook "So You Want To Start A Podcast." Subscribe to the podcast, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/harp%E2%80%A6nts/id806303320

  • Renia's Diary
    Penguin Books UK
    00:51
    Audiobooks
    154

    Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia’s diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, Renia’s Diary is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature. Written with a clarity and skill that is reminiscent of Anne Frank, Renia's Diary also includes a prologue and epilogue by Renia's sister Elizabeth, as well as an introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial. It is an extraordinary testament to both the horrors of war, and to the life that can exist even in the darkest times.

  • VILLAIN by Michael Grant
    HarperAudio_US
    05:16
    Audiobooks
    75

    Performed by Amanda Dolan It’s been four years since the events of GONE. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters—monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all. There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once…but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he’s sending thousands to their death. Who’s laughing now? The only people who can stop a superpowered villain are superpowered heroes. Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers, are all that stand in Dillon’s way. But when the lines begin to blur between hero and villain—some begin to wonder who’s really the monster.

  • The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    02:11
    Audiobooks
    88

    Listen to an excerpt of Annalee Newitz's THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE, read by Laura Nichol. “A revolution is happening in speculative fiction, and Annalee Newitz is leading the vanguard." —Wil Wheaton This program includes a bonus interview with the author, as well as an author's note and historical material read by the author. From Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love. 1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too. 2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost. Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline? Praise for The Future of Another Timeline: "An intelligent, gut-wrenching glimpse of how tiny actions, both courageous and venal, can have large consequences. Smart and profound on every level.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "You close the book reeling with questions about your own life and your part in changing the future."—Amy Acker, actress (Angel and Person of Interest)

  • Jerome Robbins, by Himself by Jerome Robbins, read by David Pittu, Gabra Zackman
    PRH Audio
    04:12
    147

    The titanic choreographer, creator of memorable ballets, master of Broadway musicals, legendary show doctor and director, now revealed in his own words--the closest we will get to a memoir/autobiography--from his voluminous letters, journals, notes, diaries, never before published. Edited, and with commentary by Amanda Vaill, author of Robbins's biography, Somewhere, 2006 ("I can't imagine a better book about Robbins ever being written"--Terry Teachout, chief drama critic, The Wall Street Journal).

    He was famous for reinventing the Broadway musical, creating a vernacular American ballet, pushing the art form to new boundaries where it had never gone before, integrating dance seamlessly with character, story and music, and as Associate Artistic Director, Ballet Master, and Co-Artistic Director, with George Balanchine, shaping the New York City Ballet with daring and brio for more than five decades through his often startling choreography in ballet's classical idiom. He was known as the king of Broadway, the most sought-after director-choreographer and show doctor who gave shape to On the Town (1944), Call Me Madam (1950), The King and I (1951), Wonderful Town (1953), Peter Pan (1954), The Pajama Game (1954), Silk Stockings (1955), West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Funny Girl (1964), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), and many other classic musicals, winning four Tony Awards, two Oscars, and an Emmy. He shocked and betrayed those he loved and worked with by naming names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. ("I betrayed my manhood, my Jewishness, my parents, my sister," he wrote in a diary. "I can't undo it.")
        Now, Amanda Vaill, Jerome Robbins biographer and authority, drawing on the vast and closely held Robbins archives, has put together a selection of his writings, giving us a sense of his extraordinary range as a thinker and artist, as well as a surprising and revealing glimpse into the mind and heart of this towering cultural giant.
        Interspersed throughout, his correspondence with George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Robert Graves, Lincoln Kirstein, Arthur Laurents, Tanaquil Le Clercq (the fourth of Balanchine's four wives, with whom Robbins was also in love), Laurence Olivier, Stephen Sondheim, et al.

  • North And South
    Penguin Books UK
    25:19
    Audiobooks
    130

    This Penguin Classic is performed by Gemma Whelan, best known for her roles in Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack and Upstart Crow. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Patricia Ingham. When her father leaves the Church, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the North of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. In North and South Gaskell skillfully fused individual feeling with social concern and in Margaret Hale created one of the mostoriginal heroines of Victorian literature.

  • IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU by Hannah Beckerman
    HarperAudio_US
    04:59
    Audiobooks
    198

    Performed by Nicky Diss Can one broken family find their way back to each other? Audrey’s dream as a mother had been for her daughters, Jess and Lily, to be as close as only sisters can be. But now, as adults, they no longer speak to each other, and Audrey’s two teenage granddaughters have never met. Audrey just can’t help feeling like she’s been dealt more than her fair share as she’s watched her family come undone over the years, and she has no idea how to fix her family as she wonders if they will ever be whole again. If only Audrey had known three decades ago that a secret could have the power to split her family in two, and yet, also keep them linked. And when hostilities threaten to spiral out of control, a devastating choice that was made so many years ago is about to be revealed, testing this family once and for all. Once the truth is revealed, will it be enough to put her family back together again or break them apart forever?

  • QUEEN MERYL by Erin Carlson Read by Nan McNamara - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    02:40
    Audiobooks
    94

    A captivating and inspiring portrait of legendary actress Meryl Streep and her work, Queen Meryl explores the fearless icon's trailblazing roles in film, her feminist activism, and the indelible mark she's left on pop culture. Meryl Streep is the most celebrated actress of our time. She's a chameleon who disappears fully into each character she plays. She never tackles the same role twice. Instead, she leverages her rarified platform to channel a range of dynamic, complicated women--Joanna Kramer, Karen Silkwood, Julia Child, Margaret Thatcher, Katharine Graham--rather than limit herself to marginal roles for which other actresses must settle: Supportive Wife. Supportive Mother. Supportive Yet Utterly Disposable Love Interest. Streep will have none of that. The once-awkward, frizzy-haired suburban teen blossomed into a rising ingénue on the stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama. She came of age during the women's movement of the '60s and '70s, and has worn her activism on her sleeve even when it was unfashionable. When she reached 40, the age when many leading ladies fade away, Streep plunged forward, taking her pick of parts that interested her and winning a pile of awards along the way. Meanwhile, she remained an unlikely box-office draw, her clout even managing to grow with age: The Devil Wears Prada, starring Streep as the Anna Wintour avatar Miranda Priestly, scored $326 million worldwide. Journalist and author Erin Carlson documents all of Streep's Oscars, accents, causes, memes, friendships, and feuds; also exploring the "off-brand" forays into action-adventure (The River Wild) and musicals (Mamma Mia!), and how Streep managed to sneak her feminism into each character. In the spirit of nontraditional bestsellers like Notorious RBG and The Tao of Bill Murray, Queen Meryl is illustrated by artist Justin Teodoro and filled with fascinating lists and sidebars, delivering joy in homage to its unique and brilliant subject. Available September 24, 2019 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Hachette Books. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549142338-queen-meryl https://www.downpour.com/queen-meryl https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/queen-meryl.aspx https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Erin_Carlson_Queen_Meryl?id=AQAAAECsNFh05M Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • ESCAPE FROM PARIS by Stephen Harding Read by Maxwell Hamilton - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:38
    Audiobooks
    297

    This book is The Nightingale meets All the Light We Cannot See, only it's all true--a thrilling wartime adventure story of downed American aviators rescued by French resistance fighters, taken to Nazi-occupied Paris, and hidden under the very noses of the Gestapo Escape from Paris is the true story of a small group of U.S. aviators whose four B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down over German-occupied France on a single, fateful day: July 14, 1943, Bastille Day. They were rescued by brave French civilians and taken to Paris for eventual escape out of France. In the French capital, where German troops walked on every street and Gestapo agents hid around every corner, the flyers met a brave Parisian resistance family living and working in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings and military memorials, where Nazi officials had set up offices. Hidden in the complex the Americans, along with dozens of other downed Allied pilots and resistance operatives, hatched daring escape plots. The danger of discovery by the Nazis grew every day, as did an unlikely romance when one of the American airmen begins a star-crossed wartime romance with the twenty-two-year old daughter of the family sheltering him--a noir tale of war, courage and desperation in the shadows of the City of Light. Based on official American, French, and German documents, histories, personal memoirs, and the author's interviews with several of the story's key participants, Escape from Paris crosses the traditional lines of World War II history with tense drama of air combat over Europe, the intrigue of occupied Paris, and courageous American and Allied pilots and French resistance fighters pitted against Nazi thugs. All of this set in one of the world's most beautiful and captivating cities. Available October 8, 2019 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Da Capo Press. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549115899-escape-from-paris https://www.downpour.com/escape-from-paris-322417 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/escape-from-paris-1.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell clip 2. Read by the Author - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    01:27
    Audiobooks
    801

    Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland---throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times. Available September 10, 2019 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown & Company. Download: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549150340-talking-to-strangers https://www.downpour.com/talking-to-strangers https://www.audible.com/pd/Talking-to-Strangers-Audiobook/1549150340?qid=1567798491&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=JF094KQNMDAWG4V2FTS2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1 https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/talking-to-strangers-what-we-should-know-about-the-people-we-dont-know/390597 https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/talking-to-strangers-6 https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Malcolm_Gladwell_Talking_to_Strangers?id=AQAAAEDMcDAw7M https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/talking-to-strangers.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/275003/talking-to-strangers https://www.estories.com/audiobook/270673/Malcolm-Gladwell/Talking-to-Strangers Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Ladybird Sleepy Tales
    Ladybird Books
    01:47
    Audiobooks
    100

    Brought to you by Ladybird. Create a relaxing environment for your child's bedtime routine with this calming audio collection. Developed with The Children's Sleep Charity, and parent-tested, Ladybird Sleepy Tales are specially designed to help 3 to 6 year-olds wind down after a day's activity. They're the perfect calming tool to share before or after your bedtime story, as part of your nightly routine. Each tale is 15 minutes long, so you can put your audiobook sleep timer on with no need to return to the screen. Follow a snowflake as it gently travels to the ground, float around in a bouncy bubble or take a magical journey to the end of a rainbow. Read slowly and softly, each gentle tale is rich with soothing sound effects. So dim the lights, snuggle up and get ready for a good night's rest. Includes ten relaxing tales: 'Blowing Bubbles', 'Colour Fairies', 'Sky Magic', 'Inside the Cosy Cocoon', 'Special Rabbit', 'Sleepy Sandcastles', 'The Drifting Snowflake', 'Sunflower Snuggles', 'A Bedtime Picture' and 'The Sleepy King'. The Children's Sleep Charity offered information and advice around the development of this product.

  • WHEN TO WALK AWAY by Gary Thomas
    HarperAudio_US
    09:29
    127

    Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. In When to Walk Away, Gary Thomas - best-selling author of Sacred Marriage - draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you with practical insights to dealing with difficult people in your life and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people always seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us. It's only when we learn to say "No" to bad patterns can we say "Yes" to the good God has planned for us. Best-selling author of Sacred Marriage Gary Thomas looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Thomas shares modern stories and practical examples for dealing with the difficult people in our lives. Each chapter includes insightful takeaways that you can apply right away. You'll discover how to: * Set healthy boundaries to protect your life's calling * Find refuge in God when you feel under attack * Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation * Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships * Love and serve difficult people by resisting their control * Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set good boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose.