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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 7)


Originally posted on USA Book News

Religion: Prayer & Devotionals

WINNER
Book Title: Good News for the Family: 100 Devotionals from the Gospel of Luke
Author: Bryan R. Coupland
Publisher: Spring Glen Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9831235-2-1

Science: General

WINNER
Book Title: Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher: NASA
ISBN: 978-0-16-090110-2

Self-Help: General

WINNER
Book Title: Getting To E.Q. Librium
Author: Yvette Bethel
Publisher: Organizational Soul
ISBN: 978-0-578-09922-4

Finalist: Change Your Shoes, Live Your Greatest Life by Kathy Andersen – KA Connect, LLC – 978-09837126-1-9
Finalist: Defining Moments: Breaking Through Tough Times by Dorothea S. McArthur, Ph.D. ABPP – Cove Press – 978-0-9847735-1-0
Finalist: E.Q. Librium: Unleash the Power of Your Emotional Intelligence; A Proven Path to Career Success by Yvette Bethel – Organizational Soul – 978-0-578-08360-5
Finalist: Get Clarity, The Lights-On Guide to Manifesting Success in Life and Work by Cathy Hawk and Gary Hawk – Get Clarity Press – 978-0-9835847-0-4
Finalist: Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence: Practical Tools for Empowered Living by Cynthia James – Thornton Publishing, Inc. – 0-9846342-2-3

Self-Help: Journals & Quotes

WINNER
Book Title: The Heart of a Ready Scribe: 52 Reflections for Writers
Author: Melanie Stiles
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4620-1439-2

Finalist: Grief Quest: A Workbook & Journal to Heal the Grieving Parent’s Heart by Lilly Julien & I.J. Weinstock – Dreamaster Books – 978-0-9829322-2-3

Self-Help: Motivational

WINNER
Book Title: Just 2 Choices: It’s That Simple
Author: Rico Racosky
Publisher: RocketFuel Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9825619-0-4

Finalist: Electric Living: The Science Behind the Law of Attraction by Kolie Crutcher – Bettie Youngs Books – 978-1-936332-58-8
Finalist: Learning to Live: 10 Principles of Success by Darrick Bronson – Authorhouse – 978-1-4634-7429-4
Finalist: Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires by Jackie Lapin – Findhorn Press – 978-1-84409-561-2
Finalist: The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Others Don’t by Brian Gast – Barnegat Press Company – 978-0-9849419-0-2

Self-Help: Relationships

WINNER
Book Title: Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment and Intimacy
Author: Bill Cloke, Ph.D.
Publisher: Pacific Highlands Press
ISBN: 978-0-982924-1-4

Finalist: Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy to Learn, Proven Communication Skills by Georgianna Donadio – SoulWork Press – 978-0983965992
Finalist: Kissing Frogs Tall Tales and Insights from the Dating Pond by Kris Anderson – Dating Pond, LLC – 978-061567855-9
Finalist: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook by Candace Plattor, MA – Being At Choice Consultants – 978-0-9813850-3-7
Finalist: The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships by Mali Apple & Joe Dunn – A Higher Possibility – 978-0-9845622-0-6

Social Change

WINNER
Book Title: The Whole-Brain Path to Peace: The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and Reunification of America
Author: James Olson
Publisher: Origin Press
ISBN: 978-1-57983-055-7

Finalist: Building Nonprofit Capacity: Managing Change Through Organizational Lifecycles by John Brothers and Anne Sherman – Jossey-Bass / Wiley & Sons – 978-0-470-90777-1
Finalist: Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference: Essential Skills for Advocates and Spokespersons by John Capecci and Timothy Cage – Granville Circle Press – 978-0-9838703-0-2
Finalist: To Find the Way of Love: The Purpose of Our Existence by Oliver E. Deehan – AuthorHouse – 978-1-4259-9851-6

Spirituality: General

WINNER
Book Title: Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment
Author: Marc Gafni
Publisher: Integral Publishers
ISBN: 978-1467522779

Finalist: Ignite Your Psychic Intuition by Teresa Brady – Llewellyn Worldwide – 978-0-7387-2170-5
Finalist: Live Like a Window, Work Like a Mirror: Enlightenment and the Practice of Eternity Consciousness by Mark C. Brown, Ph.D. – First Light Books – 978-0-9740644-4-4
Finalist: Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires by Jackie Lapin – Findhorn Press – 978-1-84409-561-2
Finalist: Spark of the Divine by Rajinder Singh
Radiance Publishers – 978-0-918224-70-5
Finalist: The Book of Transformation: Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos by Lisa Barretta – New Page Books, a division of Career Press – 978-1-60163-217-3

Spirituality: Inspirational

WINNER
Book Title: Echoes of Perennial Wisdom: A New Translation with Selected Letters
Author: Frithjof Schuon
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-936597-00-0

Finalist: Karma: How To View It, Use It, and Lose It by Karen Reed Hadalski – Millennial Mind Publishing, an imprint of American Book Publishing – 978-1-58982-845-2
Finalist: Return of Love to Planet Earth: Memoir of a Reluctant Visionary by Nina Brown – Cauda Pavonis – 978-0-9826769-0-5
Finalist: The Way of the Heart, Teachings of Jeshua and Mary Magdalene by Sophie Rose – Self-Published – 978-1466314030

Sports: General

WINNER
Book Title: Krav Maga: Weapon Defenses
Author: David Kahn
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-159439-240-5

Finalist: Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons by Kim, Bok Man – YMAA Publication Center, Inc. – 978-1-59439-227-6
Finalist: The Nineteenth Year, A Sweet Summer with the Pittsburgh Pirates by Michael E. Lowenstein – Word Association Publishers – 978-1-59571-799-3
Finalist: The Ultimate Guide to Rally-O: Rules, Strategies, and Skills for Successful Rally Obedience Competition by Debra M. Eldredge, DVM – TFH Publications, Inc. – 978-0-7938-0648-5

Travel Essay

WINNER
Book Title: I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman’s Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa
Author: Heather Andersen
Publisher: Windy City Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-935799-15-5

Travel Guides

WINNER
Book Title: Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where & How
Author: Paul Gill & Colleen Miniuk-Sperry
Publisher: Analemma press
ISBN: 978-0-9833804-0-5

Finalist: Eat Smart in Norway: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure by Joan Peterson – Ginkgo Press – 978-0-9776801-3-9
Finalist: Paris Goes to San Francisco by Liberty Morris and Paris Morris – New Year Publishing – 978-1935547136

True Crime

WINNER
Book Title: Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies and Vindication
Author: Gloria Killian and Sandra Kobrin
Publisher: New Horizon Press
ISBN: 978-0-88282-376-8

Finalist: Caught in the Crosshairs by Rick Steber – Bonanza Publishing – 978-0-945134-39-8
Finalist: Murder and Mayhem: 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California, 1849-1949 by Michael Thomas Barry – Schiffer – 978-0764339684
Finalist: The Charmer: The True Story of Robert Reldan—Rapist, Murderer, and Millionaire—and the Women who Fell Victim to his Allure by Richard Muti and Charles Buckley – Title Town Publishing, LLV, Green Bay, Wisconsin – 978-0-9852478-7-4

Women’s Issues

WINNER
Book Title: Midlife Crash Course: The Journey From Crisis to Full Creative Power
Author: Gail Carr Feldman
Publisher: Vantage Point
ISBN: 978-1-936467-03-7

Finalist: Ask Avery Anything: A Woman’s Journey through Midlife Dating by Maro Eliot – Second City Books, Division of Windy City Publishers – 978-1-935766-57-5
Finalist: Chasing Rainbows: My Triumph Over Ovarian Cancer by Luci Berardi – Triumphant Press – 978-0-9856668-0-4
Finalist: The 5 Feminine Power Virtues, A Woman’s Spiritual Roadmap To Love, Joy & Fulfillment by Vanessa Halloum – Empowered Life Productions – 978-0985498306

Young Adult: Non-Fiction

WINNER
Book Title: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download The Weird
Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60991-032-7

Finalist: Dealing with Stress: A How-To Guide by Lisa A. Wroble – Enslow Publishers, Inc. – 978-1598453096
Finalist: Prince Rama, Part 1 — A Prince In Exile, the Journey Begins by Vrinda Sheth, illustrations by Anna Johansson – Torchlight Publishing, Inc. – 978-0-9817273-1-8
Finalist: Reasoning with Numbers: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Make Math Fun and Easy to Learn by Brandon Royal – Maven Publishing – 978-1-897393-65-9
Finalist: They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference by Sandra McLeod Humphrey – Prometheus Books – 978-1616144852

Youth Issues

WINNER
Book Title: The Grief Recovery Kit: A young person’s guide through the journey of grief
Author: Tanya Kilgore
Publisher: Aepisaurus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-98-35688-0-3

Finalist: At What Cost by J. Andersen – Astraea Press – 978-1-62135-047-7
Finalist: Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play by Lorna Blumen – Camberley Press Ltd. – 978-0-9810589-1-7

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 2)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 3)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 4)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 5)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 7 – Final)

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