Beth is such a fantastic romance writer. I am so glad she has moved away from the Amish genre, she can really make you feel like you are part of the book right there with the characters. And the fact take Owen takes troubled Hunter under his wing just made this story all the much better to me. I must say in my opinion Beth should stick with romances and stay clear of the Amish books.
Please don't everyone e-mail me about the statement, this is just my opinion. Labels: Beth Wiseman. This book provides the tools we need to reconsider many of the dogmas of the five major world religions that have proven detrimental to both human coexistence and our planet's survival. Furthermore, it seeks to replace these misguided belief sets with a more unifying and uplifting outlook that will benefit mankind as a whole.
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The author urges our alignment with "The Light" of unconditional love that can be found in the teachings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism--and The Light of compassionate love in visions recounted to us by those who have undergone near-death experiences NDEs. The author of The Essence of Religions , Christophor Coppes, examines the NDE phenomenon as if it were a religious experience, placing it in context by comparing it to the five major world religions.
Coppes gives a compelling argument that many characteristics of these religions' view of the afterlife are analogous to the life-changing sensations and visions reported by those who have undergone an NDE. But he concludes that although the essence of these beliefs of the major religions can be found in NDEs, not all of the positive elements of an NDE experience can necessarily be found in the religions.
The Essence of Religions examines the major world religions with an eye to their positive aspects as well as their contradictions and fixations. Coppes delves into both the commonality of the religions, their fundamental differences, and how they relate to NDEs. The Essence of Religions is a vital tool for those curious about the NDEs and how they can inform us about our own spiritual beliefs to help us lead happier and fuller lives.
He is employed as a senior economist at the Dutch Central Bank monitoring developments in international financial markets. He holds a Ph. This is not like all of the other books I have read. If you like reading about heaven then you are sure to enjoy reading Christophor's new book. Labels: Christophor Coppes.
Can something as seemingly insignificant as a childhood playground game demonstrate how unconscious learning can impact your future success and personal dreams? Consider this: Mother, May I? Simon Says…. On the surface, these are just silly games. But their message resounds—do not act without permission; if you do, you are out! Events that seem entirely innocent in fact have the potential to mark us for life.
We look for the green light from our parents, our friends, our siblings, and other significant people in our lives. We play it safe. We avoid. We dumb ourselves down. We act like we do not know what to do when, in fact, we do. Giving Myself Permission: Putting Fear and Doubt in Their Place is a transformative book that will help you to challenge the negative mental and emotional conditioning acquired through your life experiences and from messages imparted by others. Giving yourself permission is a pre-requisite for achieving success in any area of your life.
Author Pennie Murray will guide you through a process of self-empowerment that shines a light on what is really preventing you from experiencing the quality of life you desire.
Giving Myself Permission will help to reveal how inherited weaknesses in the form of negative conditioning serve to undermine any effort towards success. Sifting through the clutter of learned inhibition and detrimental behavior to expose the real culprit behind our frustrated attempts and repeated patterns of self-sabotage, this humorous, yet frank and inspiring book provides practical ways to challenge fundamental assumptions and basic thought processes.
It also offers useful exercises that will awaken you to the depth of your personal value, reconnecting you with your potential and your purpose. Addressing five emotions that frustrate and discourage our efforts towards success, Giving Myself Permission details three transformational shifts that will help you gain clarity and put fear and doubt in their place. Experiencing success in life, love, and purpose starts with giving yourself permission to do so.
Read Giving Myself Permission and you will learn that your quality of life is not dictated by others, but authorized by you. Pennie Murray's doctoral studies in industrial and organizational psychology were recognized with summa cum laude honors, and by her induction into the Pi Gamma Mu and Psi Chi honor societies.
With additional certification in conflict mediation, Pennie coaches individuals to help resolve the internal conflicts that stand in the way of letting their psyches break free from their subconscious emotional chains. She tells you ways to challenge your inhibitions towards success. You will want to pick up a copy of Pennee's life changing book and share it with those around you as well.
Labels: Pennie Murray. Before Ann H. Gabhart became well-known for her much-loved Shaker novels, she wrote three poignant novels centered on the loveable Jocie Brooke and her family, who lived in s small-town Kentucky. Once named as one of Booklist 's Top Ten Christian Novels and now featuring a brand new cover, Scent of Lilacs is poised to capture the hearts of new readers everywhere. Life-changing events rarely happen here, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once.
Jocie has questions that need answers. As she digs into her family's past, she finds a whirlwind of discoveries, and everything begins to change. In the end, will Jocie find the answers everyone so desperately needs, or will her questions lead to truths that were better left uncovered? Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story takes readers through the universal experiences of true love, new life, and renewed faith.
With a beautiful new cover, Scent of Lilacs is poised to capture the hearts of readers everywhere. Ann H. Gabhart started writing when she was ten and has been writing ever since. Her first published writings were personal experience pieces, youth stories, and poems in church periodicals such as HomeLife.
Her first novel, a historical romance about the settling of Kentucky, was published by Warner Books in Since then, she's published numerous books for both adults and young adults.
Ann lives on a farm in Kentucky not far from where she was born. She and her husband, Darrell, a bass singer in the Patriot Quartet, have three children and nine grandchildren. Her website is www. I read the Scent of Lilacs back in and I loved it then and it was just as good the second time around.
Ann can write a fantastic story that keeps you turning pages. I found the character Jocie Brooke I love that name to be someone that I could be a real friend to. Ann wrote this story based in Kentucky which was great for me, I am a wildcat fan and I lived in Kentucky for some time. I recommend this book and I gave it 4 stars I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. Labels: Ann Gabhart. Laughter, Romance, and Action Abound in This New Series from Mary Connealy Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her.
All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone Luke is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure Luke doesn't make it alive. He has no choice but to keep moving. Still, he can't just abandon Ruthy, so she'll have to come along. His friends--a ragtag group of former Civil War soldiers--take a fast interest in the pretty gal. Luke thinks that's rather rude--he's the one who found her. And the more time he spends around the hard-working young woman who is a mighty good cook, the more he finds himself thinking beyond revenge and toward a different future.
For the first time in a long time, Luke is tempted to turn from his destructive path and be swept away by love. Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. Well Mary has done it again! She wrote a book that will sweep you off your feet just like it did me! This most recent book is written with lot of heart as well as good humor that kept me turning the pages, and the end came way too soon. Who does not love a book with romance, Cowboys and some humor in it?
This is her first book in the "Trouble in Texas" series and I cannot wait to read the next book. You are sure to fall in love with these new characters as you follow them in their adventures. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. Labels: Mary Connealy. Renowned novelist E. Forster wrote: "I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. Author Barbara Techel has certainly gone farther down the path toward self-discovery than most of us have dared, and here she shares that journey with readers ready for its influence on their own choices.
It's your time: to grow; to learn from a woman who's overcome her deepest fears to live joyfully, with integrity and intent; and to marvel at the magic of it happening under the guidance and knowing eyes of a small, red dog on wheels. Let this story seep into your consciousness and inspire you—indeed, allow you—to start or continue your own fulfilling journey to who you really are. You've picked up this book because you're craving the inspiration and uplift it so generously offers.
Don't put it down. Read it. Hold onto it to remind you that though you may have work to do, you absolutely can achieve the life you're striving for. Free yourself of the things that no longer matter, and embrace how beautiful the world is to someone who can see it…through Frankie's eyes. She is also passionate about helping others see their challenges in a positive way. After her dachshund, Frankie suffered a spinal injury she was custom-fitted for a wheelchair and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to spread a positive message that animals with disabilities can and do live quality lives if given a chance.
In her newest book, "Through Frankie's Eyes" she takes you on a journey that led her to live her own truth and live with more joy, all because of what Frankie was teaching her along the way. She also started the Frankie Wheelchair Fund which helps dogs who need wheelchairs whose families may not be able to afford them, or for dogs in rescue.
She is the award-winning author of the children's book series "Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog" which are true, inspirational stories about her paralyzed dachshund. Frankie teaches us that no matter our challenges, we can persevere with a positive attitude. And despite our challenges we can each give back in our own, unique way. What an outstanding woman Barbara is she took a tragedy and turned it into an inspiration. This is a must read book. I read it slow and savored every word and took in everything Barbara had to say.
I was given a copy of this book by the author. Labels: Barbara Techel. A benevolent King; Who shall emerge as the victor in this epic struggle between good and evil to govern the lives of hapless men? Pick up your copy. Marlayne Giron is a wife and mother living in Orange County, California. She currently works as a part-time career secretary and enjoys cooking for her family every night, scrapbooking, making high teas, and entertaining.
The particular verse in the song which inspired the idea was: "two princes wage the battle for eternity but the victor has been known from the start". The verse made her imagine an evil "Baron" in black armor and knight in shining armor crossing swords over "maiden in distress". Marlayne rewrote the story over the course of almost 30 years and made many attempts to get it published for several years but after a 4-year bout with ulcerative colitis that resulted in major surgery, then infertility then the adoption of her daughter and the demands of having to work full-time to pay the bills, she gave up on her dream of The Victor ever being published until April of when Tate Publishing called to offer her a contract.
The Victor was released on April 14th of and many doors have opened up for her to get the word out on her book. One of which being that as a direct result of her former employment with John Styll at CCM Magazine 28 years ago who is now currently President of the Gospel Music Association , both he and Amy Grant now have copies of The Victor and Marlayne's personal copy has been autographed by Amy Grant herself. I am not a fan of medieval fantasy or historical romance so I really did not want to read this book but how can you tell your good friend "no"?
So I plunged in. It took me a few chapters to really get into this book but once I did I could not put it down! It has everything: action, romance, good vs. The author is willing to personally autograph them for you and ship them out in time for Easter if you contact her via email at: thevictorbook sbcglobal. Labels: Marlayne Giron. Like all of his friends, Tommy Thompson dreams of obtaining the ultimate ticket to freedom: a driver's license. Unlike all of his friends, Tommy has just turned fifteen. He'll have to watch everybody else pass their tests before he's old enough to take his.
But life goes on for the band of boys despite Tommy's consuming obsession. His best friend, Booger, takes up the guitar. His buddy, Everett, dates a girl from a rival school and discovers that her classmates aren't altogether happy about it. Longtime romantic interest, Melody, tests her newly minted driving skills on the railroad tracks. And Tommy receives an unexpected gift -- one that just might make the longest year of his life go by a little quicker.
The third in Stan Crader's Colby series, The Longest Year will bring a smile to your face as you remember the trials and tribulations of your own youth. Stan Crader was born and raised in Bollinger County Missouri. Coming of age in rural Missouri provided him the material for many of the rich characters in his books. He credits the variety of jobs and the people he worked with for providing him his creative foundation. While growing up, his jobs included paper routes, mowing lawns, grocery store carry out, farm equipment set-up, sawmills, and janitor.
One learns a great deal about people when they see what groceries they purchase. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Missouri, where he fully realized the uniqueness of his hometown. Some believe that Debbie considered Stan a project; most feel she still has much work to do. Stan and Debbie live in the Bollinger County area with their three boys and a golden retriever. Stan's favorite hobby is writing, but he's passionate about flying and also enjoys, biking, hiking, scuba diving, snow skiing, snowshoeing, maple sap collecting and photography.
He regularly flies a number of planes ranging from pressurized turbines to a small fabric winged two passenger aerobatic model.
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On a typical Saturday morning he can be found flying the fabric winged plane at low level over the Mississippi River looking for Bald Eagles. His longest flight was from Missouri to Athens, Greece in a small Cessna, just to see if he could do it. While growing up he couldn't wait to get his drivers license and discard his bicycle; after turning forty he got back into bicycling and has made a number long cross country rides including the famed Katy Trail that runs along the Missouri River across Missouri and a ride across Montana including Glacier National Park.
On a whim, Stan and his youngest son, Brad, got dive certified at Branson, Mo. Like his other hobbies, he immediately immersed himself in it, purchased all of the equipment and started looking for the best dive spots. He met the pilot, who he flew the trans-Atlantic trip with while scuba diving in the Bahamas; his favorite dive spot, however, is Cozumel.
During the month of February you can find Stan looking for maple trees to tap. He collects the sap then boils it down into pure maple syrup and shares it with family and friends. His photographs are mostly for private use but a number of them have been used for calendars and university literature and websites. His favorite place to take photographs is while hiking or snowshoeing with Debbie in the Rocky Mountains but he's taken some of his best from the cockpit of an airplane. Stan is known for the unusual. For example, most settle simply to catch a baseball at a Cardinal game; Stan once caught a thrown bat that made its way into the lower deck.
It was father's day and the game was televised. By the time he got home several had called and wanted to confirm that it was Stan they'd seen on TV. His grandfather once filmed him jumping a small creek on a motorcycle. So, it's evident where he got the daring gene. They had a delightful private visit the real Stan The Man and his wife. His professional life is that of a business executive. He's President of a small family business that sells Stihl chainsaws and power tools. He's quick to credit his success as a businessperson to those he works with.
He was once elected city councilman of Marble Hill, the town where he came of age. He discovered a new respect for those that serve as volunteers in small towns in this capacity. The mayor he served as councilman was also his former elementary school music teacher, which made for an interesting dynamic. He applies his Christian principals in every walk of life and it's his hope that others recognize Christianity as the root of his success and the source of his creativity and drive.
The Longest Year, is the third in a trilogy of young boys growing up in rural southeast Missouri in the 60's. Stan brings to life all of the anxieties that young teens go though in such a way you think you are back in the 60's with the boys. Labels: Stan Crader. Thursday, March 7, Where is God? Abandoned at age two by her father, Carol was thrust into a life of unrelenting sexual abuse and child pornography when her mother remarried a deacon in their local church.
After nine years, she brought the dark family secret into light, only to be silenced and sent away to live with her grandparents. At age 14, Carol began her journey of trying to find peace among the shattered pieces of her life. After years of running from the truth, she had to face her past. Carol began to try and answer her biggest question When Hope Hurts. She ultimately found freedom from the debilitating hurts of her childhood and adult life through the healing process of forgiveness, salvation and above all HOPE in a loving God who never leaves and never forsakes.
You MUST pick up a copy. Carol Urton is a national lecturer and has been invited to be a speaker and numerous conferences, workshops, retreats and conventions. She is a published author of numerous articles and short stories and has been a featured guest on several radio and television programs. Her long awaited book, " Where is God? When Hope Hurts " will be available in January Carol is an accomplished speaker whose goal is to inspire people to achieve their full potential despite hardships in life. She is passionate about issues relating to childhood abuse and neglect.
Carol is also known nationally for her work with Web Wise Kids, speaking on the topic of Internet safety helping youth and adults understand how to have a safe and positive experience while online, social networking and using cell phones. OCRM is a comprehensive program that helps homeless men, women and families become self sufficient by giving them a hand up not a hand out. She worked in the LA County school system for five years in their Primary Intervention Program serving children with adjustment difficulties in grades K Carol has worked in many capacities of the corporate sector specifically related to mortgage insurance and operations for the past 25 years.
This book was an incredibly emotional read for me. There are so many places in this book where I wanted to pick up the phone and call Carol. I cried so hard many times reading this book, but I also cheered the loudest for Carol. What I wouldn't give to live near her in California; I'm sure we'd become best friends! Carol has learned one of the hardest things in life how to forgive and move on from past hurts. We can all learn much from Carol. In no way did she ever say any of this "moving on" was easy nor did she sugar coat what she went through even though in the end she came out on top and has a very good life now.
I give this book 5 stars and I highly recommend this book to everyone. I was given a copy of this book as a gift. Robin Greene loves her job as veterinarian tech at the San Diego Zoo. But she loves having her boss, the head vet at the zoo, as her boyfriend even more. When he invites her to a family dinner, she fully expects a proposal of marriage. But what can s When Nathan Stone's older brother cheated him out of his inheritance, Nathan's reduced to taking a job as an orderly, cleaning up bodily fluids, emptying bedpans, and scrubbing floors.
Now he lives up to his last name with his heart of stone. Haley Fl Pharmacist Stephanie McCoy grew up in an opulent home with an aeronautical engineer father who never had time for her and a socialite mother who put clubs and charities before her daughter. Now as an adult, Stephanie's looking for affirmation—and a Molly Cambridge arrives in the tiny Appalachian town of Misty Hollow intent upon bringing literacy to the area's uneducated women, only to be met by op When Pastor Zackary Lawrence lost his wife and unborn child, he couldn't find the motivation to effectively pastor his church in Oak Mountain, Alabama.
Now, six months later, the congregation has dwindled to less than a handful, and the bank foreclos Whether they be children or adults, twins have a way of shaking things up. Enjoy these five diversified stories of Double Blessings! True beauty isn't found at the Miss Idaho pageant but in a deserted ghost town in the mountains of Idaho. When a homeless man rescues Glorilyn from a violent assault, he's not the man he seems.
What powerful secret keeps him on the streets? When Glorilyn Neilson's nineteen-year-old brother, Tannon, goes missing without a trace, she's frantic. Prayer and Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents' opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the tiny rural village, Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardw Many are farmers with minimal education, but a strong sense of pride and respect for their neighbors and God.
Joel Gr Sixteen-year-old Haley Flannery has a suspicion she'd like to become a nurse someday, but for now, she needs to graduate from high school. When the student council plans a Christmas dance, she volunteers to find someone to play Santa. The cutest g Neonatal specialist Dr. Michael Clark is passionate about saving the lives of premature babies. But the pediatrics department at El Camino General can't provide the care many of his preemies require.
Now he wants to build a specialty hospital where h When two people are cultures apart, only God can bridge the gap. Molly Cambridge arrives in the tiny Appalachian town of Misty Hollow intent upon bringing literacy to the area's uneducated women, only to be met by opposition at every turn by the heads When Dave Reyes, senior pastor of New Life Fellowship discovers he has a six year old daughter, his life changes forever.
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