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  • Tales from the Bike Path: Living a Life of Adventure and Grace Through 43 Years of High School Work with Cru

    by Benton Hall
    Seasoned ministry leader with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) – Benton Hall is a warm story teller who has served teens around the world, but mostly in Texas, for decades. His book, Tales from the Bike Path,tells faith-boosting stories of God showing up in the lives of people Benton has learned from as he tells stories of his own growth in faith, serving with and learning from Cru leaders including Dennis Rainey, as well as others who have come alongside Benton and his ministry. With heartwarm... more
  • The QB Mentor: Words of Wisdom from an NFL Veteran for an Injured Quarterback That Can Improve Your Life and Career

    by Scott Stankavage
    Former NFL and college quarterback Scott Stankavage tells a heartwarming story of trusting God while overcoming life’s challenges. When his star quarterback son has to battle back after a potentially career-ending injury, Scott finds the mentor he seeks when reunited with former Broncos teammate, Steve Wilson, a Hall of Fame and college coach of the year. Then Scott is diagnosed with incurable leukemia and learns God has more to teach. Fans will love stories about Gary Kubiak, John Elway... more
  • We Fought Like Lions: A Polish Jewish Soldier's Odyssey Through the Holocaust: Warsaw Uprising to Nazi POW

    by Gary Lelonek
    We Fought Like Lions, is about my grandfather’s, Charles Leonek's World War Two account. The foundation of the story was born out of a decade and a half of genealogical research. I uncovered the account 18 years after my grandfather’s death through JewishGen, JewshGen Family Finder, JRI-Poland, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the USHMM, the YIVO, and Yizkor books. It has been an amazing journey that has culminated with the publishing of the book. The book is based on my transcription of a lost 2 ... more
  • The Priest and the Cardinal: Race and Rebellion in 1960s Los Angeles

    by William H. DuBay
    The story begins in 1964, when the young Father DuBay held a press conference in which he called on Pope Paul VI to remove James Francis Cardinal McIntyre from office as Archbishop of Los Angeles. DuBay accused the Cardinal of conducting ”a vicious campaign of intimidation and repression against priests, seminarians, and laity who have tried to reach the consciences of white Catholics in his Archdiocese.” Racial tensions had been escalating dramatically. Voters furiously debated Proposition 1... more
  • I'm OK, You're a Pain In the Ass...a love story

    by J. Michael Chamberlain
    Wildly entertaining essays laced with wicked concepts, cheap shots and a few bright ideas. An absolute feast of funny words without once mentioning vampires or zombies. The perfect blend of madcap rants and true life experiences, guaranteed to put a never-ending smile on your face. Actually, a never-ending smile might be cause for alarm. In fact, if your smile lasts longer than four hours, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Just the same, this extraordinary slice of life is riotously... more
  • Adventure North

    by Sean Bloomfield
    After accelerating their studies and graduating high school early, two teenagers set off from their hometown in Minnesota to embark on a 2,200 mile canoe journey up the heart of North America. Their destination: the permafrost shores of Hudson Bay. Inspired by a passion for the simple life, where gadgets and schedules are replaced by nature and its harsh beauty, the duo found something that many believe is lost: a true adventure. Follow the pair up the flooding Minnesota River and through the ... more
  • My Life in Flagellation

    by John Smith
    Love, pain, sex, whipping. One man tries to discover the roots of his corporal punishment obsession with five vividly-drawn women. A respectable, middle-aged man lies over a block in a special room in London’s Mayfair. He is naked from the waist down. A high court judge watches from the doorway as twelve hard strokes of a school cane are administered to the man’s bare bottom. The question – “What is wrong with us?” – is the theme of John Smith’s remarkable memoir. Daringly honest, brutally f... more
  • Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance

    by Rachael Hartman
    Angel Cortello was lost in a world of emotional problems, addiction, prostitution and the street life. This is the true story of how she chose recovery and freedom, even in the midst of consequences such as living with HIV. “You don’t have to live your life like this,” he said. He put a wad of cash on the bed, handed me the key to the hotel room and walked out. I never saw the man again. …He could see something in me that I couldn’t see in myself. He could see someone better than who I had be... more
  • Beginning French: Lessons from a Stone Farmhouse

    by Les Américains
    First they took French. Then they took leave of their senses. They bought a 400-year-old cottage in rural France from an ad on the Internet. Their “completely restored” farmhouse certainly looked charming, but the pool leaked, the walls cracked, and the electricity fizzled whenever they switched on the kettle. This is the wry and witty memoir of les Américains, Eileen and Marty, joined by their chef-daughter Sara. Their dream of being French leads them into uncharted territory where “oh la l... more
  • From the Days of Dirt

    by J.D. Hutchins
    From the Days of Dirt is the memoir of Marcus Hastings, a rebellious teenager who grew up in Maine in the 1990's. Marcus believed it was his mission as a young person to have as much fun as possible by causing high-quality mischief. Even when he isn't looking for trouble, which isn't often, trouble seems to find him. Marcus' journal entries trigger a series of stories chronicling his crooked, haphazard journey into adulthood. His cynical and oddly refreshing perspective on what it means to feel ... more
  • TWO sons TOO many

    by Aidan McNally

    TWO sons TOO many, take the authors journey of life from childhood to troubled teenager in the early chapters as a commercial fisherman ina life of crime and violence. Through prison and treatment he finds strength to progress strongly and fearlessly into fatherhood at 20. the author travels the globe in his chosen profession to share with us some experiences around the world within the fishing industry.

    Though many happy times and escapades, Aidan brings us to harsh realities, pla... more

  • The Liberty Club

    by Marianne Aleck
    The Liberty Club is a non-fiction, layered family memoir that follows a Greek and a French family through three generations, spanning over 100 years. It's an immigrant story, a war story, a love story, and a true story. The riveting tales take the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion, becoming intimately involved with the characters courage and ingenuity, their triumphs and defeats, The bulk takes place during the era of the Greatest Generation, including amazing detailed accounts by para... more
  • The Early Years

    by Rachel G. Carrington
    Author Rachel G. Carrington lays no claim to lofty jobs, higher education, nor grand accomplishments except for a love-filled, multifaceted, family-oriented, poverty-to-plenty life. In The Early Years, the first in a series, she shares her story. As a young teenager, just entering high school in the small town of Denton, Kentucky, Carrington planned to attend college and become a teacher. With coursework geared toward college attendance, she was offered a lucrative scholarship that would help h... more
  • None

    by pritam singh mahna
    My father was born in a very poor family in that he had to undertake the job of domestic servant. This day, my next generation comprises, PG Doctors, Manager and Lawyer all with the hard work put in by my father, me, my wife and my next generation. We had migrated to Indkia from West Punjab (Pakistan) due to partition and consequent riots We have now very well established ourselves..
  • Fishing With Hyenas

    by Theresa Mathews

    FISHING WITH HYENAS is a love story between girlie girl Theresa and commercial fisherman Captain Bart, who convinces her to crew on a ninety-two-foot tuna boat plying the North Pacific Ocean. Trading cashmere and high heels for raingear and rubber boots, she becomes a deckhand, confined for three months at a time, thousands of miles from anywhere. Bart’s tight group of fishermen—the Hyenas—become her extended family, but no one explains what appalling weather and haulin... more

  • My Name is Amelia, and I'm a Sociopath

    by Amy D. Brooks
    For nearly a decade, a novelist wrote gripping, scandalous, and often disturbing fiction using her life as a canvas and herself as the protagonist in a massive web of lies. In this revealing memoir by author Amy D. Brooks, the complex untruths told by the young woman to disguise a tragic mental state declining into drug addiction and alcoholism are deconstructed in shocking honesty. The confessions of a pathological liar who married a stranger, held jobs qualified for with phantom degrees, a... more

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