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  • Not An Empty Promise

    Not An Empty Promise

    Not An Empty Promise gives first-hand accounts, of the author’s experiences during her mission in war-torn Vietnam, in Indonesia, and in a ministry to Asian immigrants in California. It was a time of wonderful fulfillment of Jesus Christ’s promise to His followers: “Lo, I am with you always…”

    Is it true? Is it possible? Is it a faithful promise?
    The question is worth pondering: was He there as he promised during times of serious illnesses, uncertainties, or devastating grief as well as times of blessing and joy?

    Author Joyce Trebilco addresses these questions as she strives to make us all keenly aware of His presence and care, even in difficult times.

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  • Not by Chance: God's "Coincidental" Guidance of My Life

    Not by Chance: God’s “Coincidental” Guidance of My Life

    “A wonderful, inspiring, unforgettable, rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless and amazed at God’s goodness.”

    Doug Wead
    -New York Times bestselling author

    Not By Chance is the inspiring true story of God’s coincidental guidance of one woman’s life journey. A series of remarkably improbable events signal the path she should follow as she confronts myriad challenges: polio, devastating accidents, major depression, divorce, unemployment, multiple sclerosis, and a miraculous rescue from a house fire. Discover how, during this arduous journey, God faithfully provides for her employment, her education, and then gives her a sense of purpose. Rejoice when God also blesses her with improved health and leads her on a path of service to others who also confront physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

  • Of Raincrows and Ivy Leaves

    Of Raincrows and Ivy Leaves

    OF RAINCROWS and IVY LEAVES

    This is a remarkable book. It tells the story of an apparently ordinary American who happens to be born in extraordinary times and who is, therefore, forced to live an exceptional life. Edgar Brown is a member of that generation which fought both the Great Depression and World War II, and prevailed! Thus, this story of one man’s life becomes the story of the history of our country through some of its most dramatic and significant times in microcosm. But beyond that, “Of Raincrows and Ivy Leaves” reveals a very human life. In detail that is startling, unsparing and remarkably straightforward, we get to know a person, better perhaps than we know even some of those closest to us.

    About the author:

    Dr. Judith A. Brown first met Edgar Brown, World War II veteran, music teacher and counselor, in
    1974 when they were employees at the same school facility. They married soon after. She, like him, is an educator with an advanced degree in the subject. Together, they built a number of houses and lived with their family of children and pets, amidst their circle of students, advisees, colleagues, and friends in Missouri.

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  • One Year in Africa

    One Year in Africa

    Hans van den Houten. One Year In Africa: 1964-65

    A man’s experiences of his life in Africa (Congo, Burundi and Rwanda) during 1964-65.

    “I felt wrapped in a dense heat, laden with moisture and many indefinable odors. Decaying vegetation from strange and exotic trees and plants mixed their fragrances; these were the smells of Africa.” (p. 1).

    Hans van den Houten vividly talks about his experiences of one year in Africa from the moment he arrives in Congo Léopoldville, for his first assignment as an international employee of Shell, to the moment he departs: “Now with the closure of the door, the envelope sealed, and experiences –some bad, but mostly good– were contained and locked into my memories of one year in Africa.” (p.182).

    Social life, parties, dancing and music events, politics, business issues and challenges, sports and everyday life, love affairs, weekends on the Congo River, difficulties and risky situations, such as crocodiles and burglars, Burundi drummers and dancers: those are some of the topics that come across the entire book to illustrate the author’s adventurous and rather interesting life in Africa.

    His writing style with the simplicity and immediacy of his voice makes it a fascinating book!

    About the author

    Hans van den Houten started his career with Royal Dutch Shell and spent several years in Africa, the Republic of Congo Leopoldville, the Kingdom of Burundi, and the Republic of South Africa, in several managerial positions. He has been a senior executive with The Chase Manhattan Bank, Moody’s Investors Service, Dun & Bradstreet International, Fitch Investors Service, and the Republic National Bank of New York and he served as Director/Finance of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    Hans was President and a longstanding Board Member of The Netherland-America Foundation in New York. He was a co-founder The Chase Alumni Association, the Dutch Financial Club of New York, and The Artist Choice Museum. He also became a Board Member of the ReachAnother Foundation based in Bend, Oregon, USA.

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  • Outhouse to Whitehouse

    Outhouse to Whitehouse

    In his autobiography, Jimmy Mosley portrays what life was like for a young black man living on a plantation in southern Mississippi. During his lifetime, he was also exposed to the racist practices within the infamous ceremonial unit serving at the White House. Even in extremely different circumstances. Jimmy found that life is not about what you are given, but about self-motivation, determination to win and succeed, and willingness to make a change. It is still possible for people to overcome barriers, even in a country where fathers often abandon their children, where people ignore the wisdom of the past, and where people have turned away from the teaching of God.

    In his life, Jimmy Mosley has seen numerous examples of God freely giving grace to the needy. As a teacher, Jimmy Mosley has found that his students have always enjoyed listening to his stories about his past. By remembering the past and being committed to being the best we can be, we will realize how blessed we truly are.

    About the author:

    Jimmy Mosley is a father, educator, veteran, husband, and a Christian believer. He is fifty-three years old and has a message for humankind. His book is a generational message about responsibility, hope, commitment, encouragement, and change.

    His thirty-five years of military service and thirty-three years of committed married life have taught him many
    informative and inspirational lessons. Jimmy Mosley is a Sunday School teacher and a mentor for youth challenge programs, and he enjoys fishing.

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  • Phyle of a Scorpion

    Phyle of a Scorpion

    Every individual is distinctly unique—–almost

    You live a perfectly normal life, going shopping, work, working out all the rest. You know yourself and you have never remotely suspected that anything is even faintly amiss. Imagine the shock coming face to face with you—–and it’s not a mirror. No apparition or trickery, it’s just you staring back…

    Now you are close to understanding Shawnyboy’s confusion. Coming face to face with an ultra real mirror with no glasses. Having being unaware of his clone’s existence and suddenly discovering that there is not just one, but 8 can be too much for anyone to handle.

    Phyle of a Scorpion returns with an all new fresh comedy adventure, and this is the prequel to how it all began— it’s very genesis. The main character “Shawnyboy” has been cloned, but he lives his normal life oblivious of this. As nothing can remain a secret forever, he eventually finds out. Not just one as he hoped. Not even two or three but full 8 of his look alikes are out there, and he’s trying to find them all as he figures out why he was cloned to begin with.

    Author Bio:

    Born in Roswell, NM, Shawn is very certain he had nothing to do with the aliens! Known to be mysterious, he is usually the quiet one and giving off the personality of being shy. Little did everyone know, all it took was a moment in the spotlight to get him going. Shawn became known for being very creative when it came to writing and acting. After seeing how friends and family responded to his random skits, he knew he had found his one true gift. Things began to take off in the right direction bringing in more and more positive results on a consistent basis. The guy that was supposed to be quiet and shy soon became daring and bold. Shawn’s accomplishments have given him the reputation as “The Chosen One” of his family.

  • Prescriptions for Boredom: Take Two a Day

    Prescriptions for Boredom: Take Two a Day

    In the wildly colorful custom of storytelling from the Midwest, Prescriptions for Boredom brings to life many fanciful, eccentric, and earthy characters, from great-grandma Celie LeFlambeau wearing army fatigues when she died and being buried as an “Unknown Soldier” by those who knew her best in her small town, to Uncle Pud whose wartime wounds took away his face but left him with uncanny ability to inspire those around him.

    Clark conveys a feeling of the oral storytelling tradition, as if the words have been handed down over generations family history right alongside Indian tales that waver at the edge of the unreal at once entertaining and culturally significant.

    Of the thirty-six superbly descriptive stories herein, twenty are historically accurate while only sixteen are fiction. But as Clark says, “Truth is stranger than fiction, and it’s hard to differentiate between the two!”

    Author Bio

    Ruth Ada Clark was educated at the University of Dubuque, Loras College and the University of Iowa. Mrs. Clark has written numerous short stories, an operetta, songs for motion pictures, as well as a memoir published in 2011 entitled Beauty in Bent Grass. She has retired from her teaching position, still lives in Iowa, and is still writing. Prescriptions for Boredom is Clark’s second published book.

  • Proud American: The Migrant, Soldier, and Agent: Revised Edition

    Proud American: The Migrant, Soldier, and Agent: Revised Edition

    The writing was thought-provoking, and I enjoyed the little instances of humor that were thrown in.

    The Hungry Monster Book Review

    During an era of contentious debate about immigration, especially regarding immigrants from Mexico, Tinoco provides a fascinatingly complex perspective as a first-generation American citizen.

    Kirkus Review

    This is a touching, heartfelt story of survival and overcoming struggle.

    Michelle Dwyer, You First Review

    This book is riveting and engaging from the first page to the last. I enjoyed every moment and honestly was sad when it was over.

    Kathryn Bennet, Reader’s Favorite

    A well-told tale, Proud American is one of those stories that succinctly captures what it takes to succeed as a migrant in the United States.

    Arya Fomonyuy, Reader’s Favorite

     

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    Being the only child of a single mother, Sergio was raised by his maternal grandparents in a South Texas region better known as the Rio Grande Valley. This memoir details the upbringing of a poor Migrant worker of Mexican descent having to pick crops for a living since the age of seven. As a way to break from the family cycle of picking crops and depending on government welfare programs, he joined the United States Army and served ten years active duty. He deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina shortly after the Bosnian War only to find and deal with the aftermath of the genocide that took place there and be caught in the middle of several attacks. His experiences in Bosnia ultimately led to experiencing signs and symptoms related to PTSD. After completing ten years of military service, Sergio joined the U.S. Border Patrol. Being of Mexican descent, having family in south Texas, and in Mexico gave way to new issues of having to counter threats against his family and ill-willed opinions of him for arresting and deporting “his own kind”.

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    Bravery, hard work, and perseverance – Sergio Tinoco lived by these qualities to escape the life of a humble migrant laborer in the United States. Follow his journey from a bullied child who struggled with learning English to a man who has lived through war, tragedy, and poverty and came out on top.
    Between the Army and the DHS, he has worked in government service for over twenty years. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management. His wife, also a military veteran, works for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Together, they strive to provide greater opportunities and aspirations to their kids.

    Connect with Sergio Tinoco through his website, www.proudamericanjourney.com

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  • Pursuit of a Passion

    Pursuit of a Passion

    “After being pronounced dead in the hospital, I came back to life…”

    In this manuscript, the author writes about his drama-filled existence that has taught him many important life lessons. The book begins with Mr. Finkley sharing memories of growing up under the roof of a strict father in Virginia. Enlisting in the United States Army pushed Mr. Finkley’s personality and beliefs to the brink of falling apart. After barely escaping service with his personality intact, the author began to embrace his true self. Writing helped guide Mr. Finkley into following his dreams. The manuscript concludes with “Abraham Jr.’s Corner,” a story about following “one of the few free black families in the south” following World War II. This work may appeal to readers who enjoy inspirational books.

  • Quoting Matilda

    Quoting Matilda

    Though Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well-known historical names, that of Matilda Joslyn Gage usually evokes the response, “Who?” Yet, this amazing woman contributed equally for many years as part of a triumvirate with Anthony and Stanton. Matilda was involved in the women’s movement from 1852 until her death in 1898. She became a noted speaker and writer on woman’s suffrage. She was born in upstate New York to an abolitionist family. Indeed, her childhood home and her later long-time Greek Revival home (now a museum dedicated to her) in Fayetteville, New York, were both stops on the Underground Railroad. She was best known for her feminist and suffragist activities, but she was “written out of history” for many years, because she was considered by her peers to be too radical in all she proposed to accomplish. Inspired by the Haudenosaunee women who were her neighbors and who adopted her into their Mohawk wolf clan, she was determined to gain the rights of property ownership, governance and equality of power for her 19th century sisterhood. She fought for the rights of Native Americans and enslaved persons and anyone else impacted by government control. She had a life-long desire for justice and equality for all and was connected to the ideas of Theosophy and Unitarianism. This moved her to take on the inequality of women in religious institutions, which deemed her in the eyes of her contemporaries as too radical. Along with Stanton, Gage published The Woman’s Bible. Her book, Women, Church and State was deemed as “going too far” by many. She championed women inventors and was the inspiration behind her son-in-law L. Frank Baum’s 14 Oz books. You will find her immensely quotable!

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