Throwing Grapes & Moving Mountains – New book by local author Jan Hegelein

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The beauty of a word from God is that it ignites a passion within your spirit. It satisfies an underlying thirst you did not know you had and it births a fierce longing for more! Spiritual growth is not a given, yet it is open to all who would seek after God. His love shouts through the pages of His Word, and Throwing Grapes and Moving Mountains provides an open window to glimpse the grandeur of God's passion and commitment to His children. Soak in the truths found within, and your walk with … [Read more...]

Little While Times by Combs and Johnson

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It is comforting to experience that you don’t have to be an expert to succeed. Pastor Jim got a buck his very first time deer hunting. He wasn’t in his prearranged location, he hadn’t shot the gun before, and his only bait was a Twinkie wrapper that he had dropped. He didn’t realize until later how amazing of an experience that was. It is not so comforting to realize that it is difficult to succeed in life. We will go through difficult times. These times don’t have to be because of … [Read more...]

Just Released! Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth $9.95 Available Now At Lytle Pharmacy

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Like Robert Lytle’s other seven novels, Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth is marketed for the 9- to 14-year-old set. However, these Michigan-based adventures extend to a much greater audience including teachers, parents and senior citizens. Many are read in Michigan schools for their life lessons and fast-paced adventures.  Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth tells of two teenaged brothers who visit Grampa’s new home as he is rebuilding an old garden, originally built by the estate’s first owner, Frank … [Read more...]

Book Review: One Lump or Two?

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Chances are we all know someone either directly or indirectly suffering from cancer. We’ve worn the pink ribbons and slipped on the yellow bracelets to show our support, but how would you react to hearing the life-altering sentence, “You have cancer.” Well, that’s exactly what Linda Sadler had a chance to find out firsthand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2009. She isn’t a celebrity, but rather a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. How does an ordinary … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: The Shack

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I recieved The Shack as a Christmas present this year and I am excited to dive into it.  Reading some of the reviews and the fact that this book was ranked in the top 10 for highest sales in 2010 leads me to believe it is a great book. One review on Amazon states:  "William P. Young's book has an intriguing premise. Years ago, a father name MacKenzie Phillips took his children camping and lost one of them to a man who has kidnapped and killed others. Mack has grieved since then. His … [Read more...]

The Rochester Media Bookstore is Open!

Here are some of our favorite books that you can review and purchase if you are interested! … [Read more...]

How Companies Win

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How Companies Win is an in-depth look at a present-day issue that currently has many companies in a quandary.  Authors Kash and Calhoun invested a lot of time and effort into investigating what may be causing many companies to miss the boat within their own industries.  They found that too much effort was spent on the supply chain and not enough time was spent looking for the demand chain.  Using many relevant, present-day case studies, they show us how large companies have completely missed … [Read more...]

Kick-start 2011: Two Great Reads

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Here are two great book recommendations to help you kick-start 2011. If you're looking for recommendations on other books to read or want to brainstorm ways to make 2011 your best year yet, I'm only an email away!   Now What? by Laura Berman Fortgang   Your life’s purpose, while it can feel incredibly big and elusive, is very likely under your nose. You are probably already living your purpose but haven’t yet named it. If you have identified that a career change is needed or you’re … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Success Principles

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I recently had the pleasure of  going through Jack Canfield's new book, The Success Principles.  Most of you are probably already familiar with Canfield's hit series Chicken Noodle Soup For The Soul.  This new book is his inside look at what made him capable of selling over 80 million copies of a manuscript that was initially rejected by over 123 publishers.  In The Success Principles, he hands out 64 tips for how to accomplish anything!  Some of my personal favorites are: "You are 100% … [Read more...]

Getting Things Done

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I have been reading this book by David Allen called Getting Things Done and it has some remarkable insights about how we think. He comments that the big buzz word today is "Time Management" but really it should be "Mind Management" For example, how could we manage to make 5 minutes into 6 minutes? You cannot manage information overload and you cannot manage priorities- you simply have them. But what we can manage is our actions! This is the key to our success. The Franklin Planners and the Palm … [Read more...]