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From Fear to Faith
A Family's Journey
Lisa and Hans Scheller
Have you, a family member, or a close friend been affected by addiction?
Lisa and Hans want this book to help you understand that addiction is a family disease and impacts everyone around the addict much like a pebble dropped in water creates a wide ripple effect. They want to lift the stigma of addiction and help break the generational trauma. You will discover that people, places, and things can be more powerful for recovery than addiction.
Jan R. McDonald
In 1999, a terrified three-year-old hides and listens while his neighbors are being murdered. Soon after, the young boy escapes from Chilapa, Mexico with his parents under the wooden bed of an old truck. Arriving illegally in El Paso that night, his father gives Alex three marbles saying that they are very important and someday he would understand why. That same night, his father disappears. This is the story of a Hispanic boy and girl; forgotten children growing up together in a world with no welcome mat.
Gramma Tell the Story
Maida’s memoir is a response to her grandchild’s request – “Gramma, tell the story of how you came to America.” Her story looks back at her early life: growing up on a farm in Kerry, going to school, and learning the fi ddle from the famous Irish fi ddle player, Pádraig O’Keeffe. Then she describes her journey to the United States at the tender age of nineteen and tells the story of her life there. By turns funny, moving and uplifting, it will be cherished by her whole family.
Messages From The Mercy Seat
Rev. LeRoy Thompson, Ph.D.
Messages is a collection of meditations born from time in the presence of the Lord, words of encouragement drawn from studying the scriptures, and gleanings from the sermons and sharings in Rev. Thompson's congregation, Global Truth Ministries. Hopefully it will strengthen your conscious knowledge of the righteousness that Y’hoshua (Jesus) purchased for you on the cross. It is designed to be one additional source of the sort of truth that renews the mind and brings you further into the heart of the Lord.
Dònal Òg and the Fairy Fort
Book One of Dònal Òg Series
Dònal Òg's innocent action brings his human family into conflict with the fairies. A large fairy fort loomed on the skyline-a hawthorn tree surrounded by a circle of blackthorn bushes.
Dònal Òg is a young boy growing up in the rural Irish countryside in the 1950s. The warnings of his parents rang loud in his ears:
"You are strictly forbidden to enter or go near the fairy fort!"
These are his stories.
The Revenge of Fairy King
Book Two of Dònal Òg Series
Some rules in life can not be broken. Even a Fairy King has to obey them. Dònal Òg, Eden, and Aria learn first hand what happens when he doesn’t. With help from the weasel and the Council of Ancient Crones, peace is restored between the people and the fairies.
Dònal Òg is a young boy growing up in the rural Irish countryside in the 1950s. These are the tales that were told in front of a glowing peat fire that the family would gather around on the dark winter nights.
Forest Waling Talking Trees
Book Three of Dònal Òg Series
A hike into the ancient magic forest show Dònal Òg, Eden, and Aria the importance of respecting all life forms. Their meeting with Dharraig, King of all the trees, teaches them that.
Belief in the fairy folk was strong amongst the people, especially the children. The tales carried many suggestions on how to behave and included many warnings on the consequences of breaking those rules. As a boy with a very active imagination, Dònal Òg took it all to heart.
Dònal Òg the Shaking Bog
Book Four of Dònal Òg Series
Dònal Òg and Cocky Rooster
Book Five of Dònal Òg Series
Donal Og’s idyllic life has dark clouds on the horizon in the shape of angry and hostile farm creatures. The rooster, turkey, and nanny goat want revenge for the indignities he has cast upon them in the past.
He is kept on his toes outsmarting them.
Dònal Òg is a young boy growing up in the rural Irish countryside in the 1950s.Belief in the fairy folk was strong amongst the people, especially the children. The tales carried many suggestions on how to behave and included many warnings on the consequences of breaking those rules.
In 1962, seventeen-year-old Judy Bonner finds herself in love with twenty-year-old Curtis Murphy. She also learns that she is pregnant with his baby and due in June 1963!
Filled with fear, shame, and secrecy, Judy hides her pregnancy from her family for as long as she can! With no mother to turn to and only an angry, widowed father and an overbearing sister, Judy makes choices and decisions that only adults should have to make. Follow her story of love, trauma and letting go, in the early 1960s, where choices were few for girls who, “got in trouble!”
The Biblical Role of a Pastor
Correcting the Error of Our Ways
Rev. LeRoy Thompson Ph.D.
I love the body of Christ. I also see a significant need for us to get on track with the clear marching orders that Jesus gave us. There is no doubt that the vast majority of pastors currently leading American independent charismatic congregations are people above reproach. But we have all inherited a structure and an entrenched culture that, in many ways, may be undermining our ability to be that spotless and wrinkle-free bride that Jesus is returning for. The message this book offers may not a popular one. It goes against the more hierarchical structure than it seems the scriptures promote, and that the early church embraced. Whatever your reaction, I hope you hear my heart.
Legacy of Kane:
Book Two: Kane Trilogy
Danika Kane is the prophesied descendant of Christ. Possessing powers greater than any God or Jinn, she is faced in an uphill battle where the odds are stacked against her and every choice she makes, questions arise of whether they're the right ones. In a world where evil is flourishing and good is diminishing Danika continuously struggles to discover her prophesied purpose and sexual identity. When she falls in love, it seems too good to be true, as biblical signs appear of an inevitable apocalypse on the horizon.
A Thanksgiving Tale
Blue Paws on Main Street
Joan Thomson Kretschmer
A Thanksgiving Tale is the triumphant story of unity in diversity. A small town's successful battle to overcome a factory owner's poisonous pollution, stonewalling, indifference, and legal skirmishes—fiction based on actual events. When grime, slime, and time adversely affected the inhabitants, a group of concerned citizens of different social and ethnic backgrounds banded together to protect human life and the environment. A Native American, Mayflower and slave descendants, European and Chinese immigrants, and others, all fought side by side. They used many forms of human ingenuity and cooperation.
Yona Goes To The Magic Flute
Book 2: Yona's Magical World
Joan Thomson Kretschmer
Yona Goes To The Magic Flute is a fun-filled fantasy introduction to Mozart’s great opera, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte).
An extraordinary young girl travels with her teachers and her friend, Ulysses, to the Metropolitan Opera in the Flights of Fancy, a flying piano. Their adventure/lesson is a unique introduction to Mozart’s genius––for opera goers, their children, and grandchildren.
The young heroine is Yona Short, who has magical musical powers. She can change human behavior just by THINKING ABOUT MUSIC.
The Lie Is Not Your Friend
The Lie Lies
My first thought would customarily find me stunned to witness myself with the audacity to think that I have anything so worthwhile to say as to be worthy of your attention and to be as adamant about it as to put it in writing and offer it to you. However, my first thought is now to reconsider my first thought.
It is by my turning attention to the fact that the human mind is vast and that it spans all space and time that I know that it is the gift, prevue, and dispensation of the human being to be able to tap into this source of all knowledge and power and that I can relax and speak as I am directed to speak.
Poetry For The Heart
A true lover will always find a way to cover themselves with Love.
The reason why you should read this book: Open your heart, your emotions to the melody verse of love and what you feel inside of yourself. Each of these poems you will see the words that speak to your life in sad times, good times and love’s time . . . and only you will know the time of your life that touches you in these words. Remember real love creates, it never destroys.
Saved for Success
Rev. LeRoy Thompson, Ph.D.
Saved For Success returns the “good news” with a version of the scriptures that shines a light on the depth of God’s love and intent. By unmasking many of the traditional misunderstandings and misperceptions of the role of salvation, it births a fresh enthusiasm for grasping the deep spiritual truths of the Bible. More importantly, it injects a heavy dose of wisdom into how to handle the everyday challenges and opportunities of life.
The Dandelion Picker:
A Personal Memoir
Have you ever believed your son was fine? Did you raise him to know right from wrong? Drugs are bad, stealing is not right? College is good and telling the truth is always better than lying? Being a parent is tough! We are all told this from the start. This book is for any parent who feels as if they failed their child. You didn’t. Your children have their own journeys to follow, their own mistakes to make. God has the plan, and we just need to believe.
The Nevernding Beginning
The Neverending Beginning is a book of adventure with deep meaning and wisdom for children and adults. Princess Ala, young and naive, sets out in search of her prince. Expanding over a decade, she discovers her true passion of surfing and snowboarding. Feeling the freedom, she allows the mountains and oceans to guide her. Mt Crested Butte becomes her greatest teacher, and she looks to this grand mountain as her very own Majesty. Her experiences heighten as wisdom deepens her journey. Sharing her strengths and openness, Princess Ala proves that the greatest guidance comes from within. Thus, becoming her truth.
Emery Kincaid, independent realtor and recent widow, examines her life, determined to succeed and move forward, finds herself in an odd love triangle!
A dear family friend for years, Mark Stanton, is a long-time architect. His feelings for Emery have evolved from friendship to something more. As he slowly courts her, plans to change his own career develop, as his heart opens to new love.
Chronicles of Kane
Heaven’s clock stopped at three fifteen. It was a long sheer bright light, with a series of low concussions. What was once beautiful and full of life, love, and luster became dark and turbulent. But Heaven still thrives in the heart of one young girl, Danika Kane. Being the last descendant of Christ, she alone possesses the power to end the evil that the Jinn have plagued Heaven and Earth with—and restore everything that once was.
The Adventures of Francie Fitzgerald
Victoria Kamar Olivett
Francie Fitzgerald is a 14-year-old girl living in Newark, New Jersey in the 1880s. She is looking forward to being educated and independent against the wishes of her Aunt Molly who feels a young Irish girl should just learn to clean and cook at home. Francie is dedicated to her dreams of being the ﬁrst person in her family to graduate from high school. One day, Francie is so upset she feels she needs to get out of the tenement, or she will just burst. On her way to the lake, she stumbles across a dead fox lying in the brush. His dead eyes are looking directly at her while foam is dripping from its open mouth.
Now What? How to succeed even if college
is not an option for you.
Kevin Ray Johnson
Congrats on graduating high school! Now what? What do you do now? Where do you go? How do you get there without a college degree? Nobody is hiring. Nobody cares. You’re not ready. It seems too hard. Now is the most valuable time in your life. You just need to know that this is a gift— you will succeed. You have so many obstacles: no money, no help, no support, and no hope. But there is someone who wants to help you.
His name is Kevin Johnson.
Something Beautiful is Going to Happen . . .
My Incredible Story of Fierce Devotion Embracing God, a Son, and Life Itself
Melissa Young has never let anything hold her back from chasing her dreams with passion and fortitude. She won the title of Miss Wisconsin USA 2005 and the prestigious title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss USA pageant. Melissa became a media sensation after her public “thank you” to Donald J. Trump during the Wisconsin primaries went viral.
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