Impossible People

Impossible People
Author: Os Guinness
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN 10: 0830893385
ISBN 13: 9780830893386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impossible People Book Review:

The church in the West is at a critical moment, facing militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. What is needed, says Os Guinness, are "impossible people," followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. Christians are called to be impossible people, full of courage and mercy in challenging times.

Bullies Tyrants and Impossible People

Bullies  Tyrants  and Impossible People
Author: Ronald M. Shapiro,Mark A. Jankowski,James M. Dale
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-06-07
ISBN 10: 0307237184
ISBN 13: 9780307237187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bullies Tyrants and Impossible People Book Review:

The impossible people who make life’s journey so difficult are everywhere—at the office, in restaurants, on airplanes, living next door, members of your own family. They’re . . . • your “nothing is ever good enough” boss • the “no price is ever low enough” client • the next-door neighbor who redefines the meaning of paranoia • the maître d’ who looks through you as if you don’t exist • the father-in-law who you know is always thinking about how much better a life his Janey or Joey would have if only married to someone other than you Ron Shapiro and Mark Jankowski give you a simple and highly effective 4-point plan for dealing with all of them and more—N.I.C.E. Their system shows you how to neutralize your emotions so you don’t just react but act purposefully and wisely. It enables you to identify the type of bully, tyrant, or impossible person you’re facing—the situationally difficult (something has happened that turns an otherwise reasonable person into a temporary terror); the strategically difficult (she has empirical evidence that being difficult is a strategy that gets results); or simply difficult (being difficult is his 24/7 M.O.). Then you’ll learn how to shape the outcome by controlling the encounter and, finally, how to get “unstuck” by exploring your options. Using colorful stories from all walks of life— “He called me the scum of the earth and it went downhill from there,” “First, lock all your vendors in a small room,” and “The boss from hell”—the authors bring their lessons to life, from business life to family life.

The Impossible People

The Impossible People
Author: Georgess McHargue
Publsiher: Holt McDougal
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780030802379
ISBN 13: 0030802377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impossible People Book Review:

Examines the origins and evolution of various mythological beings such as giants, faeries, trolls, and mermaids in European and American folklore.

Bullies Tyrants and Impossible People

Bullies  Tyrants  and Impossible People
Author: Ronald M. Shapiro,Mark A. Jankowski,James M. Dale
Publsiher: Broadway Business
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2007-04
ISBN 10: 140005012X
ISBN 13: 9781400050123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bullies Tyrants and Impossible People Book Review:

Provides valuable tools and guidelines for dealing with impossible people at work, at home, and in life, explaining how to identify the type of difficult person with whom one is dealing and offering effective and creative ways to avoid confrontation and change a situation while maintaining one's integrity. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

How to Relate to Impossible People

How to Relate to Impossible People
Author: Dick Purnell
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 0736932399
ISBN 13: 9780736932394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Relate to Impossible People Book Review:

Everyone has at least one person--and possibly more--who tries their patience with every encounter. Almost every meeting turns into a conflict. It might be a spouse, a child, a sibling, a parent, an in-law, a boss, a co-worker--or just about anyone with whom you must interact regularly. Author Dick Purnell, founder and director of Single Life Resources, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ and author of 12 books on relationships, marriage, self-esteem, and spiritual development, offers help in his latest entry in his 31-Day Experiment Bible Study series. Prior titles include "Growing Closer to God" and "Knowing God by His Names" (nearly 50,000 in sales). This popular series is designed to help readers spend meaningful, consistent daily time with God. By investing only 20-30 minutes a day in one of these unique studies, the reader will discover a fresh perspective on life and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Readers will learn about characters in the Bible who had conflicts and how they handled them. The reader will also learn how to avoid the mistakes others made in the Bible. They will finally be able to experience more pleasure and companionship with others when they put into practice the biblical teaching about forgiveness and reconciliation.

Talking to Crazy

Talking to  Crazy
Author: Mark Goulston
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 0814439594
ISBN 13: 9780814439593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking to Crazy Book Review:

“[Goulston’s]ideas are a bit counter-intuitive but they really do shift the dynamic and help people diffuse and disarm the irrational person leading to more positive outcomes.” -- Online MBA Because some people are beyond difficult... Let’s face it, we all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what’s the solution? How do you talk to someone who’s out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book, Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all—the downright irrational. As a psychiatrist, Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can’t simply argue it away. The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean into the crazy—to empathize with it. That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally. Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals: Why people act the way they do • How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation—and what to do instead • When to confront a problem and when to walk away • How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel, the Fish-bowl, and the Belly Roll • And much more You can’t reason with unreasonable people—but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how.

The Other Side of Impossible

The Other Side of Impossible
Author: Susannah Meadows
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0812996488
ISBN 13: 9780812996487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of Impossible Book Review:

You’re faced with a difficult health condition. You have exhausted medicine’s answers. What do you do? Susannah Meadows tells the real-life stories of seven families who persisted when traditional medicine alone wasn’t enough. Their adventures take us to the outer frontiers of medical science and cutting-edge complementary therapies, as Meadows explores research into the mind’s potential to heal the body, the possible role food may play in reversing disease, the power of agency, perseverance, and hope—and more. When journalist Susannah Meadows noticed her three-year-old son, Shepherd, shying away from soccer practice, she had no idea it was the first sign of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The diagnosis was the first step of a long journey, physically painful for Shepherd and emotionally wrenching for Susannah and her family. But they pressed on, and using a combination of traditional and complementary medicine they beat the disease, and the odds. Meadows chronicles her own story, and takes you into the lives of other remarkable people, exploring their heartbreaks and triumphs. One boy who has severe food allergies undergoes an unconventional therapy and is soon eating everything. An organic farmer in Washington State tries to solve the puzzle of her daughter’s epileptic seizures. A physician with MS creates her own combination of treatments and goes from a wheelchair to riding a bike again. A child diagnosed with ADHD refuses to take medication and instead improves his life, and the life of his family, after changing his diet. Other families take on rheumatoid arthritis and autistic behaviors. Meadows includes new information about traditional and nontraditional medicine and the latest science on how the health of our gut bacteria is connected to wellness—and how the right foods play a key role in helping this microscopic population thrive. She also talks with scientists who study the traits and circumstances that may make some people keep going when others feel helpless. These researchers are illuminating the psychology of healing—how the mind, and asserting control over your body and health, can play a part in recovery. Fascinating, moving, and profoundly inspiring, The Other Side of Impossible gives us people driven by love, desperation, and astonishing resolve—a community of the defiant who share an extraordinary talent for hope and for fighting the battle for healing in today’s world and tomorrow’s.

Impossible to Please

Impossible to Please
Author: Neil Lavender,Alan A. Cavaiola
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1608823504
ISBN 13: 9781608823505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impossible to Please Book Review:

Everyone knows someone who is impossible to please, critical, judgmental, picky, and stubbornly closed-minded. These are symptoms of a disorder called obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), but it’s common for people to have subclinical levels of some or all of these qualities. Most of the time, it’s best to avoid the difficult to please person, but what happens when he or she is a close family member, coworker, or even a spouse? It’s still possible to maintain a positive relationship with the right tools. Impossible to Please, written by the authors of Toxic Coworkers, is a manual for dealing with these difficult people without sitting through stressful arguments, vicious insults and attacks, and passive-aggressive behavior. It empowers readers to take charge of the relationship and regain their dignity and confidence in interactions with these individuals. This book features specific strategies that are immediately effective when conversing with critical people and explains how readers can respond to unfair blame without becoming angry or overly defensive. By setting boundaries, improving communication, and asserting themselves, readers learn to deal with the impossible to please in romantic relationships, friendships, family, and work relationships.

Impossible Persons

Impossible Persons
Author: Daniel Harbour
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN 10: 0262034735
ISBN 13: 9780262034739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impossible Persons Book Review:

A groundbreaking, comprehensive formal theory of grammatical person that recasts its empirical foundations and re-envisions its theoretical core. Impossible Persons, Daniel Harbour's comprehensive and groundbreaking formal theory of grammatical person, upends understanding of a universal and ubiquitous grammatical category. Breaking with much past work, Harbour establishes three core theses, one empirical, one theoretical, and one metatheoretical. Together, these redefine the data subsumed under the rubric of “person,” simplify the feature inventory that a theory of person must posit, and restructure the metatheory in which feature theory as a whole resides. At its heart, Impossible Persons poses a simple question of the possible versus the actual: in how many ways could languages configure their person systems, in how many do they configure them, and what explains the size and shape of the shortfall? Harbour's empirical thesis—that the primary object of study for persons are partitions, not syncretisms—transforms a sea of data into a categorical problem of the attested and the absent. Positing, innovatively, that features denote actions, not predicates, he shows that two features alone generate all and only the attested systems. This apparently poor inventory yields rich explanatory dividends, covering the morphological composition of person, its interaction with number, its connection to space, and properties of its semantics and linearization. Moreover, the core properties of this approach are shared with Harbour's earlier work on number features. Jointly, these results establish an important metatheoretical corollary concerning the balance between richness of feature semantics and restrictiveness of feature inventories. This corollary holds deep implications for how linguists should approach feature theory in future.

Dinosaur Brains

Dinosaur Brains
Author: Albert J. Bernstein,Sydney Craft Rozen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780345410214
ISBN 13: 0345410211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaur Brains Book Review:

Discover how to cope with instinct, emotion, and irrationality--the dinosaur brain--that disrupts any business enivronment, with a step-by-step process that helps you reason your way through turf wars and power struggles, surly subordinates, temperamental bosses, and more.... "The key to thriving in the corporate jungle is understanding dinosaurs." TIME From the Paperback edition.

Foolproofing Your Life

Foolproofing Your Life
Author: Jan Silvious
Publsiher: Waterbrook Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 0307458482
ISBN 13: 9780307458483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foolproofing Your Life Book Review:

Draws from the Bible book of Proverbs to offer advice on how to get along with difficult people and honor God at the same time.

Not Impossible

Not Impossible
Author: Mick Ebeling
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 1476782806
ISBN 13: 9781476782805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Impossible Book Review:

An inspiring entrepreneur and philanthropist describes his do-it-yourself-style inventions, which have included a prosthetic hand made on a 3D printer for a boy in the Sudan and a tracking device that turns eye movements into an onscreen cursor. 50,000 first printing

Life with an Impossible Person

Life with an Impossible Person
Author: Joan D. Heiman
Publsiher: Leo Rising Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 9780692168974
ISBN 13: 0692168974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encountering the Impossible

Encountering the Impossible
Author: Alexander Sergeant
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN 10: 1438484607
ISBN 13: 9781438484600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering the Impossible Book Review:

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking. Hollywood fantasy cinema is responsible for some of the most lucrative franchises produced over the past two decades, yet it remains difficult to find popular or critical consensus on what the experience of watching fantasy cinema actually entails. What makes something a fantasy film, and what unique pleasures does the genre offer? In Encountering the Impossible, Alexander Sergeant solves the riddle of the fantasy film by theorizing the underlying experience of imagination alluded to in scholarly discussions of the genre. Drawing principally on the psychoanalysis of Melanie Klein and D.W. Winnicott, Sergeant considers the way in which fantasy cinema rejects Hollywood's typically naturalistic mode of address to generate an alternative experience that Sergeant refers to as the fantastic, a way of approaching cinema that embraces the illusory nature of the medium as part of the pleasure of the experience. Analyzing such canonical Hollywood fantasy films as The Wizard of Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins, Conan the Barbarian, and The Lord of the Rings movies, Sergeant theorizes how fantasy cinema provides a unique film experience throughout its ubiquitous presence in the history of Hollywood film production. Alexander Sergeant is Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is the coeditor (with Christopher Holliday) of Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres, which was Runner Up for Best Collection at the 2019 BAFTSS (British Association for Television & Screen Studies) awards. He is the founder of Fantasy-Animation.org and co-host of the Fantasy/Animation podcast.

How to Have Impossible Conversations

How to Have Impossible Conversations
Author: Peter Boghossian,James Lindsay
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 073828534X
ISBN 13: 9780738285344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Have Impossible Conversations Book Review:

"This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversations. One by one, I recognize the same mistakes in me. The world would be a better place if everyone read this book." -- Richard Dawkins, author of Science in the Soul and Outgrowing God In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall -- or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative -- dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse. Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger. In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation -- whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. This book is the manual everyone needs to foster a climate of civility, connection, and empathy.

Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams

Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams
Author: Steven K. Scott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-04-28
ISBN 10: 0684848694
ISBN 13: 9780684848693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams Book Review:

America's premier producer of infomercials presents a motivational guide to making dreams come true, with specific suggestions on overcoming barriers, such as fear of failure, lack of vision, and limited financial resources

Rule 1 Crazy People Make You Crazy at Work Edition

Rule   1   Crazy People Make You Crazy  at Work Edition
Author: John J. Patterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN 10: 9780986194214
ISBN 13: 0986194212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rule 1 Crazy People Make You Crazy at Work Edition Book Review:

Limited time 15% off the $17.99 retail price. This book is about coping with all the crazy people at work. It provides 10 practical rules for both identifying the crazy people and solving the problems they create. It is a serious book with funny cartoons and stories. The book has 10 rules of survival. Rule # 1 Crazy People Make You Crazy is the foundation of all of them. The rules allow you to identify and then avoid crazy people and crazy situations. The sub-title of the book is The Survival Guide for Coping with Impossible People. This is not a get rich or get sex self-help book. This is about getting your life focused on what is truly important. Who should read this book? Life is too short and too precious to allow ourselves to be side tracked by impossible people and the impossible problems they create. That life is short and precious is a truism, but it is a truism that resonates deeply in the hearts of those of us who have dipped our toes into the waters of middle age or beyond. Perhaps the realization comes when we hit a 40th birthday or a 15th wedding anniversary.All of a sudden, life is flying by. What we want at that point more than anything is to pay attention to what matters. We want time for precious things whatever unique combination of family and friends and hobbies and faith and community brings each of you his or her unique sense of joy and fulfillment. That is what makes this a genuinely different kind of self-help book. What else makes this book different? The book is friendly, conversational and entertaining. Some people see it as serious book that has cartoons; others see it as a funny book with some serious points to absorb. It is written is to be a quick satisfying read. That airplane ride to Chicago becomes an entertaining learning experience. A Rules Wallet Card is provided free to every book or e-book purchaser.

All the Impossible Things

All the Impossible Things
Author: Lindsay Lackey
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 125020285X
ISBN 13: 9781250202857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Impossible Things Book Review:

A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey's extraordinary middle-grade novel about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs. "Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.” —Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree An Indies Introduce Selection Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby “Red” Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep her skies stormy. Red knows she has to learn to control it, but can’t figure out how. This time, the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo, complete with a dancing donkey and a giant tortoise. With their own curious gifts, Celine and Jackson Groove seem to fit like a puzzle piece into Red’s heart. But just when Red starts to settle into her new life, a fresh storm rolls in, one she knows all too well: her mother. For so long, Red has longed to have her mom back in her life, and she’s quickly swept up in the vortex of her mother’s chaos. Now Red must discover the possible in the impossible if she wants to overcome her own tornadoes and find the family she needs.

The House of Impossible Beauties

The House of Impossible Beauties
Author: Joseph Cassara
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0062677004
ISBN 13: 9780062677006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of Impossible Beauties Book Review:

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed • The Wall Street Journal • The Millions • Southern Living • Bustle • Esquire • Entertainment Weekly • Nylon “Cassaras’s propulsive and profound first novel, finding one’s home in the world—particularly in a subculture plagued by fear and intolerance from society—comes with tragedy as well as extraordinary personal freedom.” -- Esquire A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies of AIDS-related complications, Angel must bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone. As mother of the house, Angel recruits Venus, a whip-fast trans girl who dreams of finding a rich man to take care of her; Juanito, a quiet boy who loves fabrics and design; and Daniel, a butch queen who accidentally saves Venus’s life. The Xtravaganzas must learn to navigate sex work, addiction, and persistent abuse, leaning on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them. All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.

Not Impossible

Not Impossible
Author: Mick Ebeling
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1982185538
ISBN 13: 9781982185534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Impossible Book Review:

Discover the “road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others” (Jillian Michaels, New York Times bestselling author) with the eye-opening and inspirational story of how one person—a film producer by trade and an optimist by nature—accidentally realized that no problem is unsolvable with a little bit of DIY. As an enthusiastic participant in the Maker Movement, Mick Ebeling has found countless ways to create new, simple, do-it-yourself technologies. But Ebeling has always dreamed big and soon realized that by ignoring that little voice of doubt in his head, his hobby could have the potential to actually help people surmount seemingly impossible odds. From crafting prosthetics for a young Sudanese boy who lost his hands in a bombing to a machine that allowed a paralyzed artist to draw again, Ebeling soon saw that nothing is actually impossible. Now, he shares his fascinating accomplishments including the creation of the Eyewriter—a device that tracks eye movements and translates them onto a screen, allowing them to be painted on a canvas or printed into a 3D sculpture. A true testament to the power of determination, Not Impossible is the launching pad for you to uncover your abilities to change the world, too. Bursting with optimism and new ideas, “this is the template for a new science of consciousness. Mick Ebeling sees impossible just as a word for something not yet done. Read his book. Think like him. Then do the impossible” (Deepak Chopra).