Optimists are cheerful and pleasant to deal with. They have a positive attitude and a happy vision. They hope for the best, work earnestly for it and live to the fullest. Sensible optimism is t indicates reliable mental balance and strength of character. Optimism makes work a challenge and life a delight; it turns difficulties into opportunities. You are sure to enjoy this book and be inspired by its message.
the power of the ring
the spiritual forces and beliefs behind Tolkien's compelling novels are elegantly revealed in this second edition of the Power of the Ring. Stratford Caldecott uncovers the deeper meanings behind The Lord of the Ring trilogy and The Hobbit, drawing not only on the classic published works but also on Tolkien's writings unpublished during his lifetime. this is a guide to the vision of virtue, heroism, beauty, honor, and majesty in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
Two Faces of Laziness
this book is not about laziness in its or traditional form but in its wider sense. monks used the word acedia, or inner disintegration, which can manifest itself in indolence and inactivity in one person, or frantic activity, a total lack of focus, and fragmentation of the inner energy of the heart in another. the word applies, therefore, not only to those who do too little, or nothing at all but also to those who do too much, driven along by anything but the spirit of God
the hidden treasure
the spiritual reflection in this book takes up the theme of the life-long quest for the treasure of God's love- a treasure that we stumble across, find, lose, and search for again, a treasure that we must sometimes hide for, if we show it off before we possess it fully, we may endanger and even lose what we thought was ours too soon.