From a charming and quirky young woman who forms a bond with a squirrel, to a retired, emotionally scarred Quebecois police inspector who can't escape his past even in a remote woodland village, the 10 books on this list lovingly deliver characters you won't be forgetting anytime soon.
So until we find what makes us whole as an individual -- why we were born, what in life supplies us with unstoppable joy and acceptance for why we were created -- then we can't connect in a loving open way with another person.
Tami Hoag is an internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books. Over forty million copies are in print in thirty languages. She is known for crafting intricate and intense psychological thrillers probing the darkest corners of her characters' minds.
Written in Fire is the gripping conclusion of The Brilliance Trilogy (following Brilliance and A Better World). In 1986, incredibly gifted people known as brilliants or abnorms were born, and thirty years later, constitute one percent of the U.S. population.
Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.
In business we don't call it love. Oh no, that wouldn't be politically correct. The word love may not go over well in the boardroom. Heaven forbid we use a word that might make people feel uncomfortable.
One regrettable trend in many parts of the contemporary American Christian church is the propagation of "Christian" clichés that are neither Christian nor true. One of these is the idea that no sin is greater than any other sin. From God's perspective, they are all equally bad.
The sensation of awe is universal but hard to describe -- "jaw-dropping," "goose bump giving," and "spine tingling" are often used to capture that sense of wonder that awe inspires. Indeed, the experience of awe occurs in the body as much as it does in the mind.
The ethics of networking flow both ways. High-character people reach out for help in honorable ways, and those on the receiving end who consider themselves honorable people respond in a gracious and dignified manner.
Timothy Leary popularized the saying, "Turn on, tune in, and drop out," during the 1960s. But as our electronic devices threaten to overwhelm our relationships, our senses, and our peace of mind, I suggest a new one for the foreseeable future
Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction whether it's a novel or short story is just as important as finishing it. This is part of the writer's journey!
To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.