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by Carol Miller FradkinHave you ever noticed how people’s faces light up and they become more animated when they talk about things they’re really enthusiastic about? Besides the visible evidence, there are actually medical benefits to experiencing joy, as explained in the book’s forward by Frank Boehm, MD. This is a collection of over 350 responses to the simple question “What brings you joy?” It was posed to people ages 6-97, with a wide variety of backgrounds, occupations, and challenges, who live in more than 30 U... more
by Kenneth WilliamsAn African American Child from Wilmington, Delaware unwanted by his father and his mother, is led into a life of adolescence, juvenile delinquency, and ultimately set up for drug-crimes from living a drug dealer and street hustler lifestyle, until he joined the United States Navy during the Persian Gulf-War/Operation Desert Storm, and after the war, is settled in the City of East Long Beach, California, and gets right back into his old life-style with West coast Drug Lords, before coming to the ... more
by J. Z. HowardMired in a sexless marriage, Dean Nelson is at his wit’s end. He seeks refuge with the beautiful Larissa Beaumont, but after discovering Dean’s emotional affair, his wife, Kate, confronts Larissa. The two women form an unexpected friendship, however, and Larissa sets out to help Kate mend her perilously shaky marriage. An intriguing mix of love, sex, and spiritual awakening, J. Z. Howard’s All of Me Wants All of You merges the sensual intimacies of sex with the sacred qualities of faith into a... more
by Gail Parker
Pain was her constant companion —but it didn't define her.
Meet Annie. Animal lover. Compassionate teacher. Avid sailor. Charity founder. Crohn's fighter. With her soul mate and husband, Glenn, and their menagerie of rescued animals at her side, she lived life to the fullest, in spite of severe Crohn's disease. Throughout her lifetime Annie had twenty-eight surgeries and the majority of her bowels removed, resulting in an ostomy. She endured months at... more
by Gigi BlackshearThank You For The Pain is a collections of stories and poems that explore what it means to have a true walk with God. The stories and poems included in this collection touch on both life's pain and its healing balm of gratitude.
by Michelle Lynn BrownBarbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to hide each day. Sarcasm, avoidance and denial have become weapons to keep her monstrous past at bay. Barbara avoids her home tow... more
by Michelle Lynn BrownWhat do you do when the pain of your past leaves you feeling so unworthy, that any hope of a future crumbles right before your eyes? Since Kristina Talbot can remember, she’s tried to earn the love of men in her life, only to be hurt in the process. On the heels of her abusive husband’s death, Kristina Talbot leaves New York and heads to New Mexico to try and get her life headed down a new road – one that doesn't include a man. Even before she reaches her destination, Nathan McKinley set... more
Christ’s devoted disciple Simon Peter has returned to prepare the way for the Second Coming. His work will culminate in an event known as the First Supper, a grand spectacle in which Jesus gathers all his Apostles and ushers in a new millennium of peace, prosperity and goodwill. To do this, Simon teaches that spirituality is one’s personal pursuit of the divine and is not tied to any particular religious tradition. His star student, book publisher Skylar Sevens, finds this idea at... more
by Carol Vorvain
There is no greater fear than the fear of change and no greater joy than overcoming it.
Inspired by a true story, When Dreams are Calling is a transformational journey through five continents, seven countries that will redefine your idea of courage while making you laugh all the way.
The main character, Dora, is a witty young woman who chases her dreams across continents, from Europe to America, then to Asia, and finally, to the far away shores of Austra... more
by Rolanda McCowan
by Jay TheGreatAs we start our days and look for inspiration, it is becoming more and more challenging to keep a positive attitude and mindset throughout each day with bills, work, relationships, health, school, career, kids, and all the other things that come with life. I would like to share a few positive words that I read throughout the day to keep my positive juices flowing.
by John H. Doe
I was drafted into the War in Heaven on October 7, 1988, by an infinite light. No, really. Off and on it was there, in this other world I lived in sometimes, something like that — for 25 years. Only near the end of it, January of 2013 (the tail end of the Year of the Dragon), only then did it all start to come together and make sense. Not only the War, but what the War meant to all of us, all who have ever been born or ever will. This ain’t your daddy&rsquo... more
by Akemi G
There are many inspirational how-to books, but until you understand the fundamental WHY, your how-to is destined to be superficial. This book is unique in that it gets down to this foundation of life in such a clear, straightforward way.
by Vijay Mattewada, MDA book of beautiful contemplations to refresh your mind, body, and spirit by making philosophy accessible and useful. Written by a physician who has lived and suffered well. Heart-touching and thought-provoking! Contemplation is a lost art, and chances are, you’ve completely forgotten how to be alone with your thoughts. Philosopher-physician Vijay Mattewada, MD, provides an accessible and relevant gateway to inner peace and clarity with his new book of aphorisms, The Contemplator: Practi... more
by Bryan HolmesEvery faith asserts our spiritual nature. True happiness comes from firm spiritual connections. Yet, life in today’s world is mainly focused on bodily existence, ignoring our spirituality. Building spiritual connections with God and with those around us is the only way to a peaceful and contented life.
by Karlene Richardson RobinsonNow Dr. Karlene Richardson, a professor, author, and motivational speaker, the author tells of her journey from Jamaica to America in hopes of finding a mother's love, absent from her life since she was eight months old when she was given to her maternal grandparents who raised her. Now 15 years old, Karlei looked forward to living with her mom. However Karlei soon learned that she was brought in to babysit her mom's newborn whom she had with her newly wed husband. Karlei was allowed to hang o... more