Books about Values

  1. Big Stone Gap

    by Adriana Trigiani
    A small-town woman's journey of self-discovery, finding love and purpose in unexpected places.

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed ... (Goodreads)

  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    by Stephen R. Covey
    A guide to creating lasting personal and professional success through developing timeless habits.

    When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Abolition of Man

    by C.S. Lewis
    Argument against the corrosive effects of modern society on morality and values.

    Alternative cover for ISBN: 978-0060652944 The Abolition of Man, Lewis uses his graceful prose, delightful humor, and keen understanding of the human mind to challenge our notions about how to best ... (Goodreads)

  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

    by Robert M. Pirsig
    A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life, seen through the lens of a cross-country motorcycle journey.

    Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's ... (Goodreads)

  5. On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo

    by Friedrich Nietzsche
    Philosophical examination of power, morality, and the history of human values.

    The Genealogy of Morals consists of three essays exploring morality and its origins where Nietzsche makes ample use of his training as a philologist. These works contain Nietzsche's most thorough and ... (Goodreads)

  6. This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

    by Jay Allison
    A collection of essays by notable individuals sharing their personal beliefs and values, inspiring readers to reflect on their own principles.

    "A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."—,The Philadelphia Inquirer, Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    by Sarah Vowell
    An exploration of American nationalism and identity, weaving in personal stories and reflections.

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell—widely hailed ... (Goodreads)

  8. American War

    by Omar El Akkad
    A vivid account of a second American Civil War and its devastating consequences.

    In 2074, after the passage of a bill that bans the use of fossil fuels anywhere in the United States, Mississippi , Alabama , Georgia , South Carolina and Texas secede from the Union, starting the ... (Wikipedia)

  9. How Will You Measure Your Life?

    by Clayton M. Christensen
    Exploring the purpose of life through personal stories and business insights.

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of ... (Goodreads)

  10. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

    by Gordon B. Hinckley
    An exploration of morality and values, advocating for the restoration of ethics in modern life.

    In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world—and how to stand ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance

    by Joshua Harris
    A manifesto for a new approach to dating and relationships, emphasizing purity, intentionality, and faith.

    Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down...and people are still talking. More than 800,000 copies later,, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives

    by George Lakoff
    A guide for progressives on how to effectively communicate their values and ideas in political debates.

    Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing's stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Author George Lakoff ... (Goodreads)

  13. Wives and Daughters

    by Elizabeth Gaskell
    A story of growth, love, and values in a rural English village.

    The novel opens with young Molly Gibson, who has been raised by her widowed father, Dr. Gibson. During a visit to the local aristocratic 'great house' of Lord and Lady Cumnor, Molly loses her way in ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Rough-Face Girl

    by Rafe Martin
    A young girl's quest to reclaim her beauty and win the heart of a mysterious man.

    This moving adaptation of the classic children's story Cinderella tells how a disfigured Algonquin girl wins the heart of a mysterious being who lives by the lake near her village. The powerful ... (Goodreads)

  15. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

    by Yvon Chouinard
    Reflections on the journey of an environmentally conscious businessman, and the lessons learned along the way.

    In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of ... (Goodreads)

  16. A Spool of Blue Thread

    by Anne Tyler
    A family's history is revealed through the stories of four generations of its members.

    A freshly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel from Anne Tyler "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how ... (Goodreads)

  17. Zen Shorts

    by Jon J. Muth
    A young boy learns the power of nature and the importance of compassion and understanding.

    Three children, Karl, Michael and Addy, encounter a giant panda named Stillwater. The panda carries a red umbrella and speaks in a "slight panda accent". For the next three days, the three kids visit ... (Wikipedia)

  18. All-of-a-Kind Family

    by Sydney Taylor
    Five sisters navigate life in early 1900s New York, learning lessons in love and family.

    Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertrude are five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1912. The book follows them through a year of their childhood, as they deal with mundane ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Wringer

    by Jerry Spinelli
    A boy must wring the necks of pigeons as part of a town tradition, but he struggles with the morality of it.

    A young boy named Palmer lives in a town called Waymer, which celebrates an annual Pigeon Day by releasing pigeons from crates to be shot in the air. When the book opens, the town's 63rd annual ... (Wikipedia)

  20. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

    by James K.A. Smith
    Our habits shape our desires and ultimately define who we are. By cultivating good habits, we can become the best version of ourselves.

    Christianity Today, Book Award Winner,Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center Book Award, You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. 16 Lighthouse Road

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming story of a family's struggles and triumphs in a small town, with a touch of romance and mystery.

    Welcome to Cedar Cove, where the extraordinary bonds that hold family and friends together are only the beginning. Only from #1, New York Times, bestselling author Debbie Macomber., Family court ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

    by R.J. Palacio
    Collection of three stories exploring empathy, kindness, and understanding.

    WONDER, IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!,Over 8 million people have read the #1, New York Times, bestseller, Wonder, and have fallen in love with Auggie ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Ultimate Gift

    by Jim Stovall
    A young man inherits a fortune from his grandfather, but must complete a series of tasks to learn the true meaning of wealth and happiness.

    What would you do to inherit a million dollars?, Would you be willing to change your life?, Jason Stevens is about to find out., Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive ... (Barnes & Noble)

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