Book Reviews December 2017

| December 1, 2017

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WHY YOU EAT WHAT YOU EAT

In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption — such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes. It also reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table.

 

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THE GOD-SHAPED HEART

The key to spiritual and emotional health is to grasp the truth of God’s transforming love for us and then let that reality influence our own hearts and relationships. With powerful illustrations from case studies and from scripture, Christian psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Jennings shows believers who are stuck in addiction, violence, fear, and broken relationships how to experience true freedom through God’s transforming love to experience greater health, fulfillment, and well-being.

 

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MINI-WAFFLE COOKBOOK

Thanks to the advent of the mini-waffle maker, these sweet and savory treats are all the rage. The perfect complement to your new appliance, the Mini-Waffle Cookbook has fresh ideas for every occasion, from breakfast to dessert. You’ll find basic recipes for Belgian, gluten-free, vegan, Banana Walnut Waffles, and more! Waffles are not just for breakfast, and once you master these easy basic recipes you can use them in myriad other recipes such as a Fritaffle, Waffle-Blini, Waffled Panini, Waffled Calzone, Waffle Joe, Strawberry Shortcake Waffles, and Waffle Pops.

 

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THE NATURALIST’S NOTEBOOK

Become a more attentive observer and deepen your appreciation for the natural world. The unique five-year calendar format of The Naturalist’s Notebook helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the first songbird you hear in spring, your first monarch butterfly sighting of summer, or the appearance of the northern lights. Biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich teach nature lovers of all ages what to look for outdoors no matter where you live, using Heinrich’s classic illustrations as inspiration.

 

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS DECORATING BOOK

In 1956, Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book became the new home bible for injecting class and style into American homes. While exploring numerous styles, the main theme of the book is the on-trend mid-century modern sensibility, a style as appropriate today as it was six decades ago when the book was initially released. Filled with hundreds of full-color period photos, dozens of adorable illustrations, and decorating tips and tricks that are both helpful and nostalgic, the book remains a fun classic. With this welcome hardcover release, reproduced exactly as it looked and read in the 1950s, everything old is new again.

 

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STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty 2018 calendar celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100 percent themselves. Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

 

Book Reviews December 2017


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