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  • God and I and Elvis

    God and I and Elvis, a striking title if ever there was one, merely hints at the eerie, complex subject matter of Ilona Bauer’s memoir. Chronologically, her story beings in post-WWII Bavaria, moves to New York and Memphis, and concludes in Tupelo, Mississippi (Elvis’ birthplace). But this is more than a travelogue.

    While a teenager, Ms. Bauer hears, falls in love with, and eventually meets Elvis Presley, who was a soldier stationed in Germany at that time. What begins as a teenage crush takes on far-ranging spiritual aspects, as the author comes to recognize the singer’s degenerate lifestyle and struggles to reconcile this with her ardent Protestant faith. This obsession motivates her to travel to Memphis, where she marries “Little Elvis,” a Presley hanger-on and wannabe, by whom she has four children.

    The story of this unsuccessful marriage, and the impulsive, disastrous second marriage to a physically and emotionally abusive man, by who she has her fifth through seventh children, all of whom wind up in self-destructive situations of their own, is the largest, and most affecting, section of the book. The end of the story, to date, is a welcome and well-deserved dose of tranquility after an extraordinary raw slice of life.

    About the author:

    ILONA BAUER was born in Würzberg, Germany in 1941. As a twenty-one year old, she managed to find a job as an au pair in Scarsdale, New York. A year later, her employment obligations fulfilled, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee in hopes of re-establishing contact with Elvis Presley. Eventually, having survived marriage to two less than suitable husbands and mothered a flock of seven rebellious children, she moved to the quiet little town of Tupelo, Mississippi, where she found the time and peace of mind to write her memoir.FREEDOM.

    $19.84
  • God, Golf, and Parkinson’s

    Struggles can demand action on the part of the person who is affected, whether it be positive or negative. My faith has carried me through 26 years of Parkinson’s. Attitude, exercise, and doctors have gotten me through trials and struggles in a positive manner. God has opened doors that have led to helping others who are struggling. He has put people in my path who have helped me learn what is needed to have a positive attitude toward my advocacy work for Parkinson’s awareness.

    $9.99
  • God, Rocky Trails & the Mountains

    My packhorse had just plunged off a 300 foot cliff in the rugged Cascade Mountains. I cried out, “God, DO something!” Then, as an afterthought I threw in, “I know! Send angels!”…. And He did!

    Two giant ten-foot angels appeared before me, and hovered off the cliff. One seemed to be the leader. He asked me, “What do you want?”

    I blurted out, “WHAT DO I WANT? SAVE MY HORSE!”

    The angel was NOT in a hurry. With calm authority, he asked me, “Do you want the load, too?”

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  • How I Got Off That Tree Limb

    How I Got Off That Tree Limb is based on an experience that I had when I was 22 years of age and a preacher that I had worked with in a revival in Little Rock, Arkansas said to me, “Get off that Limb” He explained to me that if I wanted to make an apple pie I would have to get the apples off the tree to make a delicious Apple Pie. This book shares early beginnings of my childhood. It takes you through my journey of getting off of the tree limb. I have had lots of highs and lows in my life but I have learned how to push myself forward. And today I continue to push forward to be the very best that I can be and try every day to make a positive difference in myself and others.

    About the Author
    Dr. Gregory Harris is a singer, songwriter and author. His book writing and music goes hand and hand alone with his ability to cook an awesome meal for family and friends alike. Greg grew up in the McAlmont community of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Greg is the third child of ten children born to George Henry and LaVenita Davis Harris. He graduated from Arkansas Baptist College with a degree in Elementary Education. Greg began his teaching career soon after graduation from college in the Little Rock School District. Greg taught six grade most of his career and third grade before leaving the classroom after he was accepted into the National Education Association Intern Program for Minorities and Women. Greg received training to become a labor representative for education employees. Greg worked in Charlotte, North Carolina for the North Carolina Association of Educators for 8 years and 12 years in Des Moines, Iowa as Executive Director of the Des Moines Education Association. Greg received his Bachelor Degree from Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas, Masters Degree in School Leadership from (UCA) University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas and Doctoral Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camille, Georgia. Greg recently retired from the Des Moines Education Association and has moved to Rancho Cucamonga California. After being in California for about a month he went to the Prices Right Television Production and was selected to appear on the September 27, 2019 taping. This was something on his bucket list alone with writing a book about How He Got Off the Tree Limb.

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  • How To Pray In Combat When Your Mind Is Off

    How do you pray in a time like this when your mind is gone so fast, you can’t think? How do you pray in combat when your mind is off? When we went to South Vietnam, I could go to the front line to fight the enemy, but I couldn’t ride on the front of the bus, illegal in south. Draftee were ordered to join the armed forces, most of the men were from the south and southwest. President Kennedy had asked fellow Americans, asked not what your country can do for you but asked what you can do for your country. We were all drafted by him. No one knew for certain if this was the start-up that changed the prejudiced of the country. I believed that we want to serve our country and would overlook our own prejudices in order to serve. We were together all of time in training and fellowship, on and off duty. We would overcome culture and ethnic differences. The army had a timetable set to get this division in the war in Vietnam (First Cavalry Airmobile). So the training was very hard and fast. This was the first time helicopters would be used to fight in a battle. The battalion commander Col. Moore had us well train and disciplined. By the fellowship we had become brothers before going to Vietnam. After fifty years, we still go together; we meet once a year. We would need this brotherly love to fight for each other in the bigger battle of the war. In combat, you don’t have time to think about what you are doing; you just do it. Your training takes over. How do you pray in a time like this when your mind is gone so fast, you can’t think?

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  • How To Pray In Combat When Your Mind Is Off: How to be prayed up

    How do you pray in a time like this when your mind is gone so fast, you can’t think? How do you pray in combat when your mind is off? When we went to South Vietnam, I could go to the front line to fight the enemy, but I couldn’t ride on the front of the bus, illegal in south. Draftee were ordered to join the armed forces, most of the men were from the south and southwest. President Kennedy had asked fellow Americans, asked not what your country can do for you but asked what you can do for your country. We were all drafted by him. No one knew for certain if this was the start-up that change the prejudiced of the country. I believed that we want to serve our country and would overlook our own prejudices in order to serve. We were together all of time in training and fellowship, on and off duty. We would overcome culture and ethnic differences. The army had a timetable set to get this division in the war in Vietnam (First Cavalry Airmobile). So the training was very hard and fast. This was the first time helicopters would be used to fight in a battle. The battalion commander Col. Moore had us well train and disciplined. By the fellowship we had become brothers before going to Vietnam. After fifty years, we still get together; we meet once a year. We would need this brotherly love to fight for each other in the bigger battle of the war. In combat, you don’t have time to think about what you are doing; you just do it. Your training takes over. How do you pray in a time like this when your mind is gone so fast, you can’t think?

    About the Author
    “I was born during World War II. My mother’s father was one hundred years
    old, and he would live eight more years. One of my brothers—Jackson—was
    named after him. He was killed on the U.S.S. Indianapolis in July 30, 1945.”

    $2.99$6.20
  • I Called Myself Cassandra

         With his confession, I realized Robin was torn and left ripped apart by two lovers who demanded from him two completely different things. One wanted to start a new family, while the other wanted him to stick around for her aging, maturing, and now trifling self. Verna gave him a fresh opportunity, while the only thing I had to offer was to grow old together in our not-so-golden years, which could very well become eclipsed by our darkest times apart. The promise I was willing to see through with him, no matter the bumps and bruises it has caused us, was companionship, continuing what we started ages ago. As young lovers, we once vowed to each other that our love would survive the test of time. However, Verna’s newer promise of a more youthful life seemed to be more riveting to him.

    $24.99
  • Identical Companions: Birth Through Nineteen: Autobiography From Childhood Diaries

    Our brothers and other older boys, cousins and neighbors, always protected their precious identical twin angels, us. These are true diary chapters from our country, surprise births through our “city-fied” nineteen.

    Judith M. Leftoff spent most of her working life teaching chemistry, physics, and studio art. A mother and grandmother, she makes her home in Valley Center, Kansas. Her previous book, also nonfiction, is titled TWO DANIELS.

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  • If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well

    Ken Wiginton and his sister were raised by their loving and incredible mother in Ballinger, Texas. Because their mother doesn’t have the resources to send them both to school, Mr. Wiginton worked hard to find a way to change their lives. After his senior year, he was fortunate enough to receive a full athletic scholarship to play football and basketball at San Angelo Junior College for a year and then transferred to Sam Houston State University.

    His four years in college were very significant for him. He enjoyed playing football and basketball. He met new friends and married the best-looking girl on campus. They were blessed with 2 beautiful children, Lee Glyndon Wiginton and Jill Ann Wiginton.

    If it’s Worth Doing, It’s worth Doing Well is a book about his High School Coaching career which began in 1963 up to 1999, Thirty-Six glorious years of doing something he loved and got paid for. This book will walk you through all his Ups and Downs as a coach, the schools he worked for and the athletes he coached.

    Author Bio

    Ken Wiginton is an award-winning basketball and football coach and was a health instructor in eight different schools for 36 years. He spends most of his time supporting his son Lee Wiginton who is following his footsteps as a coach. Currently, he lives in Lampasas Texas with his wife and cat.

    $2.99$25.00
  • If Not for the Love of Mother: A Tribute

    This book is a tribute to a Mother/Woman who was instrumental in the development of many lives. She shared herself with her family, friends, church family, and strangers that she met. She was always welcoming. She was always giving. She was called by many as “Mama Gordon”! She possessed a loving and determined spirit. People gravitated to her. She embraced them.

    I wrote this book to try and capture how much she meant to me and those she knew and loved. She left a void which is now filled with memories that will last forever. I pray to continue to grow and share her love.

    About the Author:

    Sheila Kaye is a native of Washington, D. C. She now resides in Maryland. She attended college in Villanova, Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C. Sheila is a retired Communications professional with over thirty years of experience. Her interests are diverse. She loves music, dancing, reading, writing, arts, sports, shopping, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

    I am thankful for all my blessings. This project was a meaningful accomplishment.

    $8.00