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  • SOUL SEEKER, Reflections on a Spiritual Journey from Darkness to the Light ISBN; 978-1-9822-2032-7 (sc)

    by Perspectus (Michael Houghton)
    The book focuses on the author’s journey from the darkness of illness and despair to the joy of healing, redemption and the light of spirituality. Suffering from an autoimmune disease for nearly six years that kept him in chronic pain 24/7, depressed and suicidal at the age of 66, two miraculous things happened. One was a vision that opened his eyes to the metaphysical world of spirituality and the second was the healing of his disease. However, in the fall of 2019, his serenity and commitment t... more
  • Diamonds in the Snow

    by Michelle Wilson
    Diamonds in the Snow is the riveting account of Michelle’s tumultuous and often heart-wrenching relationship with her terminally ill mother. This thought-provoking work of creative nonfiction is a story about love, pain, self-discovery, and resilience. The author chronicles her experiences as she dealt with her verbally and emotionally abusive mother, endured sexual harassment and wrongful accusations, lived with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and struggled with being the keeper of secrets. As ... more
  • The Land of Sunshine and Hell

    by Maxene Raices
    A memoir of a young woman in the 60’s who finds herself pregnant and hidden away. Her child is put up for adoption and finds her 26 years later, filling a silent hole in her heart.
  • An Addicts Journey Home: The Tale of Two Sisters

    by CJ Ives Lopez
    Within a one-year timeframe In the United States, there were 67,367 deaths reported due to drug overdose. This is just one humans’ story. She could have been number 67,368, but she was spared. Melissa and Christina, Sisters have never spoken in depth about Melissa’s addiction. By the time Melissa went into recovery, she had been using for over twenty years and her sister has been away for just as long. Since Christina has retired from the Air Force, they have both have been working to bring awar... more
  • Fly Fishing in a Thunderstorm

    by Michael Boyajian
    Join the author as he recalls a lifetime of fishing stories
  • Under the Pump

    by Josh Francis
    Of all the occupations where you are required to interact with people, customer service is probably the one where you get to see the greatest variety of characters. This is especially true when working at a service station – the servo. As a console operator, there are plenty of opportunities to see the myriad of society, both the good and the bad. Under the Pump is a compilation of anecdotes, ranging from the comical to the morbid, and about the many events that occurred during the author’s tim... more
  • Writing in Wet Cement

    by Jayne Lisbeth
    Writing In Wet Cement ​is an intimate portrait which joins together the tapestry of life from the ‘60s era of sex, drugs and rock and roll through the hippie and feminist movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s to our current era. Ms Lisbeth’s journey takes the reader from her privileged childhood in New York where tragic loss is suffered. The journey continues from Vermont to Massachusetts and California to her current home in the Tampa Bay area. The deep enduring womenship of friends and their recognit... more
  • Boarding School Bastard. A memoir. Childhood in an orphanage for fatherless boys

    by alan sharavsky
    A deaf widow leaves her eight-year-old son at an orphanage, hoping he'll find a better life than she can provide on a sweatshop paycheck. She dreams that Girard College, a boarding school for fatherless boys, will be his Camelot. What she doesn't know is that child abuse, anti-Semitism, pedophilia, and bullying await him. And he doesn't know whether his mother is ever coming back, or if he'll have to run away. Boarding School Bastard is the moving memoir of a frightening yet fascinating childhoo... more
  • The Will of Heaven: An Inspiring True Story About Elephants, Alcoholism, and Hope

    by Debbie Ethell
    THE WILL OF HEAVEN is the powerful true story of how one woman overcame a debilitating addiction−rising from the courtrooms of her past to the grass plains of Kenya as a conservation research scientist. It was there she could finally fulfill her lifelong dream of working with wild elephants. Debbie Ethell became obsessed by a group of elephants in Kenya when she was eight years old after seeing them on a PBS nature show. Over the next several years, her obsession grew−until a group of school ... more
  • Bittersweet Memories: The Life Story of an Immigrant Daughter

    by Barbara Hussmann Long
    When the young daughter of a German scientist is transplanted to America, her new life is fraught with painful circumstances. Isolation, divorce, and mental illness impact her formative years, while the devastation of war and the challenge of life in a new country reveal the best and worst of human nature. With fear her constant companion, carried by forces within and beyond herself, she survives and thrives. This is her story. Through it all, she comes to realize that everyone struggles, bu... more
  • Single, Again, and Again, and Again...

    by Louisa Pateman

    In this heartfelt memoir, Louisa Pateman outpours her hopes and aspirations, her loves and her losses, as she recites her quest to find her happily ever after. For years, she diligently tried to fulfil her life plan; the path set by society—find her soulmate, get married and have children—but things didn’t go as planned…​

    Following a string of failed relationships, and continual revisions to her life plan, she found herself single in her mid-thirties wonder... more

  • Born and Raised in Sawdust

    by Lewis Thigpen
    Born and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years is the deeply moving autobiography of Lewis Thigpen as a black boy growing up in a loving family in a small, tight knit community in the deep South during the extremely segregated Jim Crow era. It captures his life on the farm and in school in a revealing, instructive, yet colorful way despite the discrimination he encountered. Fearful of being a farm worker or common laborer for the rest of his life, he joined the U.S. Army... more
  • WWII + VI

    by Johan Zwaan
    A kid' s memories of war and postwar I wrote this book on June 6, 2019, 75 years after D-day, the greatest invasion the world has ever seen. Seven thousand ships, 150.000 troops, 4,000 American and British deaths on the very first day! The courage of the men, who jumped from the landing ships into the sea, sometimes drowning with their heavy equipment, and stormed the beaches under heavy fire from machine guns, rifles and artillery salvos, is unimaginable. I can't stop thinking about it today wi... more
  • Married a Hiker, Got a Cowboy

    by Nancy W. Brown
    If there has been one theme in Nancy W. Brown’s life, it is enjoying where her outdoor adventures have carried her over the years. In this memoir, she celebrates her lifelong love of nature, beginning with her upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1940s and 1950s. As a girl, she was introduced to the natural world. Her grandfather was a respected science teacher and photographer in Southern California, and he passed his talents down. Much of her time was spent outdoors with ot... more
  • Piazza San Giovanni Numero 8

    by Jules Wilson
    Piazza San Giovanni is in Cori, a small agricultural town with a history that spans before Rome was built, perched on a hillside where the people are better known for their clan name and whether they are from the Monte or the Valle. Cori is about fifty odd kilometers from Rome, and living in Cori became an unbelievable experience. This book came to life after keeping a sort of diary for the updates on e-mail. I was alone with just relatives and a whole new group of people in my life. The update... more
  • Your Food, My Adventure

    by Philip E. Bradshaw
    Rick Marrs, Ph.D., has been a soul care provider for decades, first as a Christian counselor and licensed psychologist, then as a pastor and seminary professor. He has taught Christ-centered soul care to thousands of counselors and pastors. "Phil Bradshaw and I are both Illinois farmers who share a passion for the land and a desire to help feed a growing global population. I have had the pleasure of working with Phil on many issues during my career, especially while serving as the US Secretary o... more

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