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WATCH LIST: March 2016

By Observer Staff


A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives
BY KELLY BROGAN, M.D., WITH KRISTIN LOBERG
(HarperCollins)

Dr. Kelly Brogan’s A Mind of Your Own examines depression in women by questioning the overly medicated culture we live in. At a time when it has become socially acceptable to use antidepressans for everything from insomnia to PMS, Brogan claims the drugs may negatively affect the body’s self-healing potential. While holistic and ground-breaking, the proposed lifestyle changes as treatment are also science-based. Mar. 15

How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living
BY ROB BELL
(HarperCollins)


In his new book, How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living, bestselling author Rob Bell interweaves specific steps to defining and living a passionate life with lessons from biblical figures and insights from his own personal experience. Through practical advice like how to navigate criticism or how to persevere through hard times, Bell reminds us that we were all created for something great. Mar. 8


Ten Prayers That Changed the World: Extraordinary Stories of Faith That Shaped the Course of History
BY JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS
(National Geographic Society)

Exploring the moments in history where faith and prayer intersected with the trajectory of humankind’s future, author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts examines 10 prayers that were instrumental in the development of global events. From Joan of Arc to Martin Luther King, leaders throughout the ages have relied on prayer for both comfort in dark times and the courage to act. Mar.1

Miracles from Heaven
DIRECTED BY PATRICIA RIGGEN, STARRING JENNIFER GARNER, QUEEN LATIFAH AND MARTIN HENDERSON (Columbia Pictures)

Based on a memoir of the same name, Miracles from Heaven tells of a miraculous healing. Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers) lives with a life-threatening and incurable digestive disorder. Then she survives a dramatic fall from a tree without a scratch. She further baffles her doctors and community when she is suddenly cured of her chronic disease. Mar. 16



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