Friday, September 29, 2017

A Ball's Game: Baseball by Stefan Mathis



A Ball's Game: Baseball
by Stefan Mathis

What happens when a talking baseball, rock and roll music, and a baseball game come together. A day filled with fun, laughter, and mayhem. Join Bennie, John, Kevin, the General, and others as they play their "own" major league game. Will one of Bennie's friends spoil the day? This heart warming fictional tale could easily have been named "If the Ball Could Talk." This is Major League Baseball from the Ball's perspective. Cute, funny, and kid friendly. A story that will be loved by all baseball fans and players. Join Bennie in this tale of the most unlikely baseball game ever played. Educational too. Learn how and where baseballs are made, and the most fun ways to get your hands on a Rawlings Official Major League Baseball.

Snowflakes


Snowflakes
by Steve Catto

Discovering that you can’t find your way back home can be quite disturbing, but when there’s fish to catch, food to grow, animals to hunt, and a boy to share, the world turns out to be quite tolerable really. What more could a girl want?

The problem might be that the world doesn’t find it particularly tolerable, because life is going on and no-one’s really doing anything, except enjoying themselves. That’s got to stop, there’s work to be done!

Time to send in the little grubby girl with the big eyes and the long dark hair... and maybe the monkey. That’ll put the cat among the pigeons.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

All We Are



All We Are: book five of the six series
by Sonya Loveday

Life hasn't been the same since returning from Barbados. Josh has fallen. Hard. Unable to shake the feelings Ella stirred up in him, he retreats further into himself. He can't tell her how he feels, because even if he did, it wouldn't change the fact that she's married.

Complicated is an understatement for Ella as she works through her own personal hell after finding out her dead husband is, in fact, alive and in hiding again. But life, and work, must go on.

An undercover job on a four-week cruise should be an easy mission for the Cole Enterprise operatives. Unfortunately, the client is one of Ella's childhood friends, which leaves the pair wishing they'd come up with something other than being engaged as their cover. Playing the part may just hurt them both.

Falling in love is never easy. In fact, it can sometimes be downright painful. No strangers to pain, Josh and Ella find themselves at the crossroads of duty and love. Lines will be blurred. Hearts will be broken. And all that they are will be tested.

Angry Granny: Where's My Beaches



Angry Granny is back again, and in this adventure, her family takes her along on a vacation to the Emerald Beaches in Florida. Six months before, Granny had to move in with them because she couldn’t live alone any longer, but Granny, her son and daughter-in-law, and grandkids soon learned that the transition -and Granny’s hilarious behavior- would be a little challenging. 

In this second book, Granny’s sister, Fanny, invited them down to visit her on the beach. It was an exciting trip in a number of ways including Granny’s moving walkway mishap, her sitting on a “monster” sea turtle, and, of course, her continual inability to think before she speaks. Granny is known for enthusiastically calling almost anyone an a**hole. But, when her grandson thinks she might not live with them any longer, he realizes just how much he might miss her farting and snoring, and even her potty mouth.

This is the second book in the laugh-out-loud Angry Granny series. School age readers and their parents won’t want to miss joining the family on this comical beach get-a-way that has a powerful and deeper message about accepting change and embracing the love of family embedded within.





Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Books of the Week - September 30, 2017 - The Deceived

Featured Books of the Week
September 30, 2017



The Deceived
by E.C. Fisher

What if the Bible was a con devised by none other than Lucifer himself? What if The Rapture came, and it was a trick? In E.C. Fisher’s biblical thriller The Deceived, it is the devil who is behind religion, and everyone from Adam and Eve on up are in the thrall of his lies. But as the End of Days plays out on Earth—a ploy designed by Lucifer to give the world to his followers—the archangel Michael is sent down to earth from heaven, where he must battle the devil to save God’s children—not to mention the planet. As God lays dying in heaven, and Lucifer kidnaps Michael’s soulmate, Ari-el—Michael must face not only the potential of demons overtaking earth, but the loss of both his Father and his one true love. Armed with the Sword of the Spirit, forged from God’s own powerful wings, Michael sets out to destroy the Antichrist, and thereby bring an end to the deadly masquerade that is Lucifer’s religion. Written with the verve of a contemporary adventure fantasy, and the deep, complex knowledge of a religious thriller, The Deceived is a harrowing tale that reflects the rifts and tensions of our modern political moment. This is the story of Revelations that you do not know, but one that you will not be able to put down.

 



Camping in High Heels
by Miki Bennett

 

Kate Palmer loves her job. Why wouldn’t she? As a travel blogger, she gets paid to take five-star vacations. Then one of her loyal readers asks her to travel “like the rest of us.”

After dining, relaxing, and enjoying only the best of every city in the most luxurious fashion, Kate isn’t sure that she or her high heels can manage the camping life. Learning to drive and to set up a motor home was only the beginning. As she travels to New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico, Kate experiences a brand-new kind of adventure. Who knew that she’d ever tackle the campground bathhouse (bring Raid with you), tarantulas (unwelcome dinner guests), and bats (best observed while holding an umbrella)?

But things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them.

As Kate’s journey teaches her to appreciate the great outdoors, she also makes friendships along the way. And she just might have found love, too.



What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

*Sharing this one today because it has broken tons of sales records. Whether or not you like Hillary, there are lessons to be learned from her book - inside and out.
 
“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.


More great books to check out!
Things You Never Knew You Could Do in Microsoft Office!
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Format Faster, Save Time and Be More Productive!

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Microsoft Word For Beginners Only
•Typing and Formatting, Line Spacing, Text Selection Tricks, Format Painter, Headers and Footers
•Working with Tables, Rows and Columns
•The Document Screen, Ruler, Tabs, and Split Screen
•Saving a Document as a Template, Password Protecting a Document, and Customizing your Save Location
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•Extras: Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts, Inserting the Date and Time, Customizing Your Initials for Comments, Adding Page Numbers and Using Show/Hide


What is the unique and most important feature that distinguishes man from all other living beings? Why is it that, contrary to the instinct of self-preservation, a parent will throw themselves headlong into fire or water to save their child? Why do people get married and why do they get divorced? Why do people have extra-marital affairs and why do two people in a couple become jealous of one another? What is Love? When and why did the type of sex emerge among human beings that is free of any reproductive function?

Why are the social and behavioural distinctions between men and women being rapidly erased? Why, despite everything, is the world becoming more tolerant than it was in previous centuries? People are born with different intellectual, spiritual and physical capabilities. So why do we assert that all people are equal? Can the world without violence exist? If not, under what circumstances and to what kind of violence does man have a right? Wherein lies the origin of this right?

Where is the root of our morality? Why do our moral values change over time? Do absolute moral values exist? Why has Man, on the whole, never observed (or perhaps is incapable of observing) a set of various religious commandments? Should we observe them? Are they the decree of God? By which “commandments” do we really live our lives and is it possible to formulate them in such a way that we could realistically observe them? What is Good? And what is Evil? Is there a simple criterion by which one may distinguish Good from Evil?

In which direction is humanity evolving and is it governed by some universal law? Is there any meaning to life? Is it possible to give a clear and straightforward answer to all these questions? It is, in fact, possible!
 

A Ball's Game: Baseball
by Stefan Mathis

What happens when a talking baseball, rock and roll music, and a baseball game come together. A day filled with fun, laughter, and mayhem. Join Bennie, John, Kevin, the General, and others as they play their "own" major league game. Will one of Bennie's friends spoil the day? This heart warming fictional tale could easily have been named "If the Ball Could Talk." This is Major League Baseball from the Ball's perspective. Cute, funny, and kid friendly. A story that will be loved by all baseball fans and players. Join Bennie in this tale of the most unlikely baseball game ever played. Educational too. Learn how and where baseballs are made, and the most fun ways to get your hands on a Rawlings Official Major League Baseball.


 Goodbye, My Love
by Maggie Tideswell

A love that cannot be denied ~ and a love that cannot be. Who will win? It’s only a matter of time.

Jessica James needs a new job and her only prospect as a nanny is with a remotely located veterinarian who only wants a “mature” candidate. But youthful Jess has faced tougher challenges, and she is determined to show the very handsome yet rude widower that she is the perfect choice to care for his autistic 4-year-old daughter, no matter how much he scowls.

Dr. Ben Arnold is still grieving, and not only about the recent death of his beautiful wife. He is still coping with the knowledge his profound love for her was unreciprocated. The demands of working and taking care of Amber, his autistic young daughter, have Ben overwhelmed and the last thing he needs is an insanely strong physical reaction to a nanny who is the first to seem to connect with his beloved delicate daughter – and the last he thinks he can handle in his life.

Jess is an unseasonal storm to suddenly sweep through Ben’s life, and may be the balm he needs. While strange occurrences all around them defy answers and explanations, the unexpected arrival of Ben’s late wife’s sisters, including her identical twin, on the one-year anniversary of her death does nothing to help dispel the intense and instant desire between Jess and Ben – and Jess’ glimpses of a life long past only adds to the surreal sense of the estate called Weltevreden.
 

History. A record, not always accurate as it was often written by the victor, of the events that led up to the here and now.

But there is another history, a history forgotten by the historians of the race of Man, one that is remembered by those who themselves exist only in myth and folklore. A history from the dawn of this world when Man walked with Elves and Dwarfs, from before the great sleep that saw the Dinosaurs thrive and die. A history from the time of magic. But that was long ago and is long forgotten.

Until now.
 

Salvation (Survive) (Volume 1)
by Veronica Smith

18 years after the “Blistering Flu” decimated humanity and gave rise to the world of fear and sorrow that is now owned by the dead, the remnants of humanity continue to fight for their right to live. Regrettably nothing has changed in the mentality of man. Very quickly people had separated into factions that declared war on each other. These petty wars did us no good. They detached us from what was rising in the wastelands... Will humanity be able to survive what is coming or will we continue to be assistants to our own destruction?

New Hampton is bloodthirsty. The streets are a cesspool. Greed and corporate necessity rule the overcrowded city.

A mysterious doctor, his young protégé and a monstrous enforcer are playing gods, their wanton destruction going unchecked. The city’s Mayor seeks vengeance and believes the doctor’s work is the key to achieving redemption. These men will change the city forever, for better or worse remains to be seen.

Crime is rife on the streets and only a few brave, have-a-go heroes, seem willing to plunge themselves into the depths of depravity to intervene and, ultimately, save the city from forces it is seemingly oblivious to.

A handful of extraordinary individuals must decide where they fit in within the changing landscape of the indomitable city of New Hampton. Run? Hide? Fight? The ramifications of their decisions will echo throughout the city.

New Hamptoners look out for number one, slaves to the omnipresent man. Can the city survive this maelstrom or will the meddling powers-that-be doom everyone...



Voyage to Venning Road
by Margaret S. Goldthrop

A tale of enduring love, a guilty secret and ultimate tragedy, set in Colonial Malaya and post-Edwardian England, and based on a true life story. In 1910, Joss returns to his native Yorkshire on a year's leave after seven years in Malaya. He meets and falls in love with Gladys, but has to return without her. When World War I breaks out, destroying their wedding plans, they despair of ever being together. Joss then makes a rash decision, which results in a secret to be kept from Gladys at all costs. He returns to England towards the end of the war, but their happiness together is not destined to last. . .
 

Angel on Assignment
by Wanda Carter Roush

If your family loves the Elf on the Shelf and you want to keep the fun going, check out Angel on Assignment. It's a children's activity book that offers a Christian alternative to the elf, teaching children about the angels who watch over them, not just at Christmas but all year long.

With beautiful illustrations and rhyming verse, Angel on Assignment takes readers through the angels' roles in the Christmas story and presents the ways guardian angels look out for boys and girls today--and how children can act as angels in disguise for friends who need help. See how many angels your child can find--some are hiding!

At the end of the book, you'll find detailed instructions for making your own angel. When you're finished, you can introduce your angel to your elf and let them keep an eye on things. Then post a photo of your creation to the book's Facebook page, and check out the angels that other families have made!
 

Remedy
by K.J. Simmill

Before there were legends there was war. Before fables came twisted truth and distorted tales. Things deemed too dangerous were sealed, and bound for all eternity. Or so it was believed.

Whispers from an ancient realm threaten the peace, drawing a lone adventurer into The Depths of Acheron. He seeks something from within this sealed domain, and those banished want something in return. Something belonging to them.

There was a prophecy forged of rebirth and death. But knowing what is to come can change what will be. And there is one who seeks to do just that. He intends to use every tool at his disposal, every distraction and manipulation, to ensure the future will be his.

The time has come for the forgotten to be unveiled, and for the sealed to be unbound. Only then will the world know true fear.


Each book in The Forgotten Legacies series reads as stand alone.

Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?



Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?
by Dr. Frank Chase Jr.

 
KLEPTOMANIAC, Who's Really Robbing God Anyway is a trek through the pages of the Bible to find the untwisted truth about the centuries-old teachings on tithes and offerings. Every page of this book has information that will make you become an analyst in getting to the bottom line of what tithing is in the Old and New Testament. It takes you on a journey to first define the word tithe and then breaks down the differences between giving and tithing as the Bible instructs.

The author attempts to expose what most people believe as fact to bring them to what the Bible actually teaches when it comes to true giving. Are the arguments put forth today about tithing fact or fiction? This book tackles tough questions like, did God ever require a tithe of money? Was the contents of the tithe always money in the Bible? Who is really robbing God today? Did God change the tithe at some point in biblical history? Are first fruits money? Is the tithe food, money or both? Is the church the storehouse? Did Jesus, Paul and the Disciples tithe? Did the early church honor a money tithe system? Are Christians really cursed for not tithing ten percent of their income? These questions will be answered based on scholarship, the land, the language and the literature of the original Biblical people. Not only will questions be answered for those confused about whether or not they are required to pay ten percent of their income to any religious institution, they will learn what the Bible really teaches about money and stewardship.

The author meticulously examines the word tithe in both the Hebrew and Greek language. To understand every Bible verse that contains the word tithe, the author gives context and definitive definitions for clarity of the text. This book also explains the concept of giving from a New Testament perspective without the mandate of ten percent and explains why the Apostle Paul never mentioned tithing to any of the New Testament congregations. From Genesis to Revelation, this book is about how to properly interpret biblical terms to arrive at the proper interpretation of a biblical text that refers to money or tithing. Because there are pros and cons about tithing, the author examines both tithing and non-tithing theological camps and presents analysis and conclusions so that the reader can make an informed choice as to how they will give in the future.

Since money is vital in every part of society and the church, this book spends a considerable amount of time detailing how money was used in the Bible to help readers know the difference between tithes and money. The tithing phenomenon has been around for centuries and this book is an expose' into the how the current doctrine came into existence and who the culprits were who played a major role in what churches teach today. Whether you agree or disagree with tithing as a viable doctrine, KLEPTOMANIAC is a back to the past look at Israel's history and how they practiced tithing in a theocracy.

This book also questions how tithing practices of today affect people financially and how those practices are unlike tithing practices of yesterday. Not only does this book challenge the accepted definitions of the tithe, it also questions the sustainability of the current practices, especially when economic times get tough for people who may not be able to give much.

From the very beginning to the end of the book, everything is supported by Scripture and research. You will know from the onset why the author, Dr. Frank Chase Jr., wrote the book and learn about his personal story of what happened as a result of embracing New Covenant giving principles from the New Testament. Not only does the book cover the Old Testament tithe, it also unveils what the New Testament teaches about giving by analyzing some of the epistles of Apostle Paul concerning his views and instructions on charitable giving.


The History Makers



By the time Spanish explorers reached the Americas, the Aztec Empire was one of the greatest in the world. The ancient priests would slaughter sacrifices, sometimes by the thousands, all under the claim that their gods needed blood to make the sun rise every day. What would have happened had this empire prevailed over the Spanish and survived to this day? How would its bloodthirsty theocracy fit in with our world? 

Myla is an upper-class teenager in modern-day Azteca, partying her days away with her friends and the man who has claimed her as his wife. On her seventeenth birthday, she is finally “enlightened” and told the truth: that the Priesthood is lying to everyone. Then, in an intriguing twist of fate, she finds herself in the hands of Azteca’s rebels and their leader, Tezca. 

Myla must now sort through all the lies she has been told her whole life and confront old secrets buried deep. Can she trust these people? Are they terrorists or revolutionaries? And will she join them to dismantle the theocracy and its lies?







Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Deities & Dragons: Campaign




by C.A. Poindexter  


Six people sprint into the wild seeking safety from assassins and conspirators only to find adventure, resilience, love, and themselves. Journey along with the elf San'Khan and her gnome roommate Mist, the two humans Khrys and his female bodyguard Mailan, and the halfling thief Morl and his best friend the half-elf Pheck as their lives are changed forever by reality, chance, magic, and heritage.

What happens when you twist the movie Lord of the Rings with the TV show Friends? You get the series Deities and Dragons.

The humans Khrys and his bodyguard Mailan knew the rumors about someone buying off the noble houses of Chorelous but who and why? Morl, a halfling pickpocket and his half-elf monk friend Pheck manage to steal some documents from a mark in the market place but what do the papers say? San'Khan, an elf whore, kills her most consistent and high paying client because the scrolls he had said that he was part of an undead coup that was coming to take over the city. Now the five of them and San'Khan's gnome flatmate, Mist, must run for their lives as well as raise an army to come back and defend their beloved city. What happens when they fall in love, find a cursed village, and realize they are more than they thought they were -both individually and together?

But more importantly, who are they running from to ultimately return to and fight against?

Warren's Finest



It's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets The Wolf of Wall Street with an amazing purpose. Danny Range’s dark and comical memoir tells the tale of how one teenage scholar became a thug addicted to multiple drugs and alcohol; how he defeated that addiction to become an author, businessman, motivational speaker, and his family’s first college graduate who used his comeback story to inspire the world.
From blood leaking from his face after an overdose to sharing tips on how to master a job interview. From hallucinating demons from his nightmares standing in front of him to screaming that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. The motivational speaking at the end of “Warren’s Finest” can lift you from your seat and leave you NO CHOICE but to chase your dreams...






Monday, September 25, 2017

Under A Hunter's Moons: Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel 1





Under A Hunter's Moon
by Timothy Bateson

 
Richard Parsons is a lupine, one of the many breeds of shape-shifters living in Seattle. Mortal legends of his kind call them werewolves.

When a traveling exhibition returns to Seattle, Richard takes a night time visit, with plans that go beyond seeing a particular display. However he is unprepared for the memories and emotions that come flooding back.

"Under A Hunter's Moon" is the first of the "Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel" series, giving readers a chance to meet the characters who will be appearing in the main series. Every story is a snapshot of an event in that character's past, and can be read as a standalone short story, or as part of the series. At 4,200 words in length, "Under A Hunter's Moon" is a quick, easy, read that introduces readers to the "Shadows Over Seattle" setting.


The Rite of Wands



One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust






Sunday, September 24, 2017

Books of the Week - September 24, 2017 - Ridiculous!

Featured Books of the Week
September 24, 2017



Ridiculous!
by D.L. Carter

Identity theft regency style.

After the death of her miserly cousin Antony North, Millicent Boarder is determined her family should never be poor or vulnerable again. To protect them she conceals her cousin's death and assumes his identity. Now she must face the Ton and the world as Mr. North and accept the price she must pay for her family's safety -- she will never be loved.

Which means now is the perfect time for her to meet a duke!





Remedy: The Forgotten Legacies (Book 3)
by K.J. Simmill

 
Before there were legends there was war.
Before fables came twisted truth and distorted tales.
Things deemed too dangerous were sealed, and bound for all eternity.
Or so it was believed.

Whispers from an ancient realm threaten the peace, drawing a lone adventurer into The Depths of Acheron.
He seeks something from within this sealed domain, and those banished want something in return.
Something belonging to them.

There was a prophecy forged of rebirth and death.
But knowing what is to come can change what will be.
And there is one who seeks to do just that.
He intends to use every tool at his disposal, every distraction and manipulation, to ensure the future will be his.

The time has come for the forgotten to be unveiled, and for the sealed to be unbound. Only then will the world know true fear.

Each book in The Forgotten Legacies series reads as stand alone.





Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?
by Dr. Frank Chase Jr.

 
KLEPTOMANIAC, Who's Really Robbing God Anyway is a trek through the pages of the Bible to find the untwisted truth about the centuries-old teachings on tithes and offerings. Every page of this book has information that will make you become an analyst in getting to the bottom line of what tithing is in the Old and New Testament. It takes you on a journey to first define the word tithe and then breaks down the differences between giving and tithing as the Bible instructs.

The author attempts to expose what most people believe as fact to bring them to what the Bible actually teaches when it comes to true giving. Are the arguments put forth today about tithing fact or fiction? This book tackles tough questions like, did God ever require a tithe of money? Was the contents of the tithe always money in the Bible? Who is really robbing God today? Did God change the tithe at some point in biblical history? Are first fruits money? Is the tithe food, money or both? Is the church the storehouse? Did Jesus, Paul and the Disciples tithe? Did the early church honor a money tithe system? Are Christians really cursed for not tithing ten percent of their income? These questions will be answered based on scholarship, the land, the language and the literature of the original Biblical people. Not only will questions be answered for those confused about whether or not they are required to pay ten percent of their income to any religious institution, they will learn what the Bible really teaches about money and stewardship.

The author meticulously examines the word tithe in both the Hebrew and Greek language. To understand every Bible verse that contains the word tithe, the author gives context and definitive definitions for clarity of the text. This book also explains the concept of giving from a New Testament perspective without the mandate of ten percent and explains why the Apostle Paul never mentioned tithing to any of the New Testament congregations. From Genesis to Revelation, this book is about how to properly interpret biblical terms to arrive at the proper interpretation of a biblical text that refers to money or tithing. Because there are pros and cons about tithing, the author examines both tithing and non-tithing theological camps and presents analysis and conclusions so that the reader can make an informed choice as to how they will give in the future.

Since money is vital in every part of society and the church, this book spends a considerable amount of time detailing how money was used in the Bible to help readers know the difference between tithes and money. The tithing phenomenon has been around for centuries and this book is an expose' into the how the current doctrine came into existence and who the culprits were who played a major role in what churches teach today. Whether you agree or disagree with tithing as a viable doctrine, KLEPTOMANIAC is a back to the past look at Israel's history and how they practiced tithing in a theocracy.

This book also questions how tithing practices of today affect people financially and how those practices are unlike tithing practices of yesterday. Not only does this book challenge the accepted definitions of the tithe, it also questions the sustainability of the current practices, especially when economic times get tough for people who may not be able to give much.

From the very beginning to the end of the book, everything is supported by Scripture and research. You will know from the onset why the author, Dr. Frank Chase Jr., wrote the book and learn about his personal story of what happened as a result of embracing New Covenant giving principles from the New Testament. Not only does the book cover the Old Testament tithe, it also unveils what the New Testament teaches about giving by analyzing some of the epistles of Apostle Paul concerning his views and instructions on charitable giving.




More great books to check out!

Rarity From the Hollow
by Robert Eggleton

'Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother has lost her teeth, and her best friend is killed by her own father. Life in The Hollow in West Virginia isn't great. But Lacy Dawn has one advantage-she's been befrended by a semi-organic semi-robot (DotCom, alias Buddy) who works with her to 'cure' her parents. Buddy wants something in exchange, though. It's up to Lacy Dawn to save the universe.' -Books for a Buck

Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is summoned to a murder scene. A Park Police officer has been brutally murdered at the Lincoln Memorial. As Trask and a team of local and federal investigators try to find the killer, more police officers are murdered. While attending the funeral for one of these victims, Trask and his team find themselves in a firefight with a cell of radical Islamic terrorists. Disqualified because of his involvement at the scene at Arlington National Cemetery, Trask is reassigned to Washington D.C.'s Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he discovers that the firefight at Arlington was only part of a bigger and much more sinister plot to bomb that threatens the entire eastern seaboard.
 

Last Call for the Church
by Patricia C. McGlennon

There is a power shift coming, and a pivotal turning point in human history is on the horizon. Radical Islamic terrorism and the possibility of a nuclear war have overwhelmed the entire world. The safety net that once protected us has been broken. Prophetic events are speeding up! The global upheaval the world is currently witnessing is only the beginning of unimaginable chaos. Last Call for the Church delivers a powerful and convincing precept upon precept endtimes teaching on the Second Coming of Christ, the Rapture, and the crucial timing of why only the Father knows when His son will return. The author is a real-life storyteller, and she accomplishes the call to understand the Rapture of the church, what it will be like, and why Jesus found it necessary to teach in terms of a wedding, a bride, and to reference Himself as a Bridegroom. The author exclusively writes to you, the reader. She takes you on a classroom tour of prophecies and parables, and offers a strong case for an aggressive Pre-Tribulation Rapture based on Scripture, and the frequencies of current worldwide trends. She writes just as straightforward as she teaches. In Last Call for the Church, you will get a truly unique understanding of the Rapture, eschatologically, as it applies to a collective body of believers, referred to in the Bible as a bride, or better known as the Bride of Christ, the church. "Do not let your hearts be troubled," John 14:1.


Bertha the Swiss Trader's Daughter
by Eleni Trataris Cotton

It is 1915 and the Great War changes everything.

Born of two cultures, black and white, the Deuss sisters live lives of privilege in Nyasaland, now Malawi, a magnificent country where people walk in fear of slave traders, where big game is hunted, and affluent colonials drink cocktails at sundown.

It ends suddenly when catastrophic events tear their family apart. Bertha and her sisters are left unprotected in a male dominated, racist society.

Rejecting despair, they forge a new path for themselves with courage and determination. But is this enough to open society’s closed doors, to build a new life, find love and defy what society expects lone girls of mixed race to do?

This is fact-fiction meticulously researched, a novel and adventure story which is based on real peoples’ lives, people who experienced the depths of tragedy, yet also the heights of joy during their lives on an unforgettably beautiful and wild continent. It is a slice of history, a window into an enthralling, exciting and doomed world that is gone forever.

 
Do you remember who you were before everyone told you who you should be?

A simple guide to help you to simplify your life by changing your thinking and introducing tools to begin practicing better daily habits.

This guide will help you uncover the real human buried deep within the stressed out, depressed, hurried, chaotic, and technological World you live in. Learning to Be Human Again will help you to uncover your potential as a human by changing your thinking habits using a variety of proven tools.

Human nature is slipping away from us, and as a result, we're having a harder time coping with the world, society, and the people around us. Let's take a step back and learn just what it means to be a human first, so we can understand ourselves and everyone else a little better.

 
Davis Summerfield thought he was retired. That was before he was kidnapped by Interplay, a secret government agency that wants him to head up their space exploration/research department. He soon learns there are ulterior motives behind his selection and it isn’t in his best interests to refuse to comply.

Along with his research staff, Davis discovers the missing link in the human DNA. What seems like the answer to a lifelong mystery, only leads him to find out other shocking truths. He finds himself buried deep in conspiracy and murder. That’s when he contacts McKenzie, a friend with incredible hacking skills. Can he discover the darkest secret Interplay has been hiding?

Just when he thinks his situation can’t get any worse, he is visited by a spiritual being that informs him of his destiny. The Fallen, an alien race is out to annihilate Earth and he is the Chosen one.

Davis will now face the biggest challenge of his life…can he help save mankind. Will they even listen?
This book has Christian undertones.



P*ssywhipped: The Emasculation of Humanity
*Originally entitled Killing Adam

by Maya Emmett

Pussywhipped: The Emasculation of Humanity is a stinging in-depth look at the abuse of aggressive anger and its malignant effects on society. This highly controversial, politically incorrect work defends good men and their rights as fathers… infuriates unenlightened women, especially male-bashers… and champions the rights and needs of our children. As author Maya Emmett reflects on major life-changing events in her personal life with extensive updates, she passionately explores the role of religion, the victims of victims, the true nature of Woman and so much more. Experience varying degrees of emotional highs and lows as she fearlessly delves into the truth of our struggles to peacefully coexist, culminating with a thought-provoking love poem, which speaks to the soul of every man from the untainted spirit of every woman. New for 2017, from an enlightened man, is a beautiful complementary poem to the “hopeful” romantic in every woman.

Of note, this book was first published in 2000, under the reluctantly revised title, Killing Adam, due to widespread censorship on the Internet. After enduring constant publisher blunders and unethical actions, as well as blatant plagiarism, Maya severed ties and pulled it from the market. Through the years, however, she’s been encouraged to get it back on the market and finally made the decision to update and republish this work but with its original title, Pussywhipped. She believes the timing is right, considering the heightened awareness of the incendiary state of gender politics in this country, and its far-reaching effects on our society, especially our children.

Killing Adam The Emasculation Of Humanity by Maya Emmett is an extraordinary work whose time has come. Delivered with compassion and elegance, Ms. Emmett’s powerful call for understanding and restoration between the genders and her compelling insistence on a cease-fire in the gender war is a message that is long overdue. This book is an offered hand to much-maligned manhood and a shot of pure courage for women willing to take a stand and end the hostilities.” - Camille Moffat, Amazon Review posted August 8, 2000

"This book has successfully thrown a potential explosive into a very select and misunderstood arena, one that is jealously guarded and maintained. It is taboo to some, heresy to others, and a bitter glimmer of hope to more—in short, it is challenging, impossible for many to accept, and upsetting to a fragile status-quo and ego compulsory system." - Graeme W. Jones, Australia
 

Hearing His Voice
by Meredith Swift

Do you feel lost and isolated, as though you don't matter?
Do you feel tired and stressed, in need of replenishment and refreshment?
Do you want to find out more about the One who loves you more deeply, and knows you more thoroughly, than you could ever imagine?

Do you want to find out practical ways to grow your faith and walk more closely with Jesus?
Then this book is for you!

Meredith wrote this book during recovery from an extremely challenging time in her life - having gone through a divorce, resignation from her long term teaching job and relocation to a different city to access better services for her autistic daughter. Her daughter was also very unwell at this time, becoming bedridden by a mystery illness. All of this had left Meredith feeling exhausted, fearful, alone and very isolated.

Meredith knew she needed to strengthen her fragile spirit and overcome the fear of this time. She sought the guidance of Scripture and the assistance of the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that only He could bring comfort and healing at the deep levels required. Meredith knew that her relationship with her Creator meant He was available 24/7 and so she started to schedule regular time where she communicated with Him. Covered with prayer and Scripture, Meredith visualised meeting Jesus in a beautiful garden that she came to know as the Garden of Promise - so named for the promises of goodness and grace found liberally throughout the Scriptures.

This book is the result of these communications - an unforgettable and inspiring journey of encouragement and healing, where Jesus spoke new life into Meredith's being. Her feelings of isolation lifted and she felt herself soothed, replenished and deeply loved by spending this time with the Lord Jesus Christ.

You, too, are invited to go on this journey through the pages of this book as you hear His voice and meet Jesus in the Garden of Promise.

 
Chant of a Million Women
by Shirani Rajapakse

Rajapakse explores identity, values and women’s role in society through the poems in Chant of a Million Women. She also looks at the concepts of beauty and the standards imposed on women to conform. Some of the poems are hard hitting and take on subjects that are uncomfortable to talk about like rape, female gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks about power and the quiet force that keeps half the world moving even when there is no hope.

The language is simple yet the thoughts and ideas are not. They rise from the depth of our very being to swirl through the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created within the covers. There is magnificence and strength juxtaposed with violence and weakness as are other opposites such as the divine and human frailty. These poems are like a breath of fresh air, provoking, mesmerizing and entertaining.

 
Imagine you broke your leg and needed to wear a leg immobilizer over your knee and use crutches. How would you get into your house if you have steps but cannot bend your leg? How would you get dressed? How would you use the toilet, or get a shower? I know the answers because I am an Occupational Therapist, but I still was not fully prepared to sit on the other side of therapy.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Books of the Week - September 23, 2017 - Goodbye, My Love

Featured Books of the Week
September 23, 2017



A Ball's Game: Baseball
by Stefan Mathis

What happens when a talking baseball, rock and roll music, and a baseball game come together. A day filled with fun, laughter, and mayhem. Join Bennie, John, Kevin, the General, and others as they play their "own" major league game. Will one of Bennie's friends spoil the day? This heart warming fictional tale could easily have been named "If the Ball Could Talk." This is Major League Baseball from the Ball's perspective. Cute, funny, and kid friendly. A story that will be loved by all baseball fans and players. Join Bennie in this tale of the most unlikely baseball game ever played. Educational too. Learn how and where baseballs are made, and the most fun ways to get your hands on a Rawlings Official Major League Baseball.




The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer
by Karmak Bagisbayev

 
What is the unique and most important feature that distinguishes man from all other living beings?

Why is it that, contrary to the instinct of self-preservation, a parent will throw themselves headlong into fire or water to save their child?

Why do people get married and why do they get divorced? Why do people have extra-marital affairs and why do two people in a couple become jealous of one another? What is Love?

When and why did the type of sex emerge among human beings that is free of any reproductive function?

Why are the social and behavioural distinctions between men and women being rapidly erased?

Why, despite everything, is the world becoming more tolerant than it was in previous centuries?

People are born with different intellectual, spiritual and physical capabilities. So why do we assert that all people are equal?

Can the world without violence exist? If not, under what circumstances and to what kind of violence does man have a right? Wherein lies the origin of this right?

Where is the root of our morality? Why do our moral values change over time? Do absolute moral values exist?

Why has Man, on the whole, never observed (or perhaps is incapable of observing) a set of various religious commandments? Should we observe them? Are they the decree of God?

By which “commandments” do we really live our lives and is it possible to formulate them in such a way that we could realistically observe them?

What is Good? And what is Evil? Is there a simple criterion by which one may distinguish Good from Evil?

In which direction is humanity evolving and is it governed by some universal law?

Is there any meaning to life?

Is it possible to give a clear and straightforward answer to all these questions?

It is, in fact, possible!





Goodbye, My Love (Roxanne's Ghost Saga 1)
by Maggie Tideswell


A love that cannot be denied ~ and a love that cannot be. Who will win? It’s only a matter of time.

Jessica James needs a new job and her only prospect as a nanny is with a remotely located veterinarian who only wants a “mature” candidate. But youthful Jess has faced tougher challenges, and she is determined to show the very handsome yet rude widower that she is the perfect choice to care for his autistic 4-year-old daughter, no matter how much he scowls.

Dr. Ben Arnold is still grieving, and not only about the recent death of his beautiful wife. He is still coping with the knowledge his profound love for her was unreciprocated. The demands of working and taking care of Amber, his autistic young daughter, have Ben overwhelmed and the last thing he needs is an insanely strong physical reaction to a nanny who is the first to seem to connect with his beloved delicate daughter – and the last he thinks he can handle in his life.

Jess is an unseasonal storm to suddenly sweep through Ben’s life, and may be the balm he needs. While strange occurrences all around them defy answers and explanations, the unexpected arrival of Ben’s late wife’s sisters, including her identical twin, on the one-year anniversary of her death does nothing to help dispel the intense and instant desire between Jess and Ben – and Jess’ glimpses of a life long past only adds to the surreal sense of the estate called Weltevreden.




More great books to check out!
The Life You Crave - The Business of You, is a transformational book written to help you hit the refresh button in your life. Understanding how challenging it can be to make shifts in our lives, with me taking each step with you, we'll carry out a step-by-step 'cleansing' of your life so you live the joyful, peaceful, prosperous and passionate Life You Crave!


Meeting Grandmom
by Jessica Adams


Jessica's two daughters, Janiece and Janelle, never met their grandmother. She had passed away when their mother and Aunt Jenny were just teenagers. Could Jessica's old toys from the past take Janiece and Janelle back in time to meet their grandmother?
 

The Lovin' Is Easy
by Gemma Snow

Book one in the Triple Diamond series

At the Triple Diamond, good things come in threes…

Madison Hollis never expected to find anything at the Triple Diamond Ranch in Montana, a surprise inheritance left to her by an uncle she’d never met. With her career as an event-planning manager for the Silicon Valley tech titans, a job that has pushed her straining engagement to the breaking point, she doesn’t have time for soul-searching.

But, out in the Montana summer sun before putting the ranch up for sale, Madison finds herself distracted by Triple Diamond’s sexy and oh-so-tempting ranch managers. Christian Harlow and Ryder Dean are best friends and total opposites, rebel country boy and pretty boy cowboy, and both are hot as hell.

Intent on loosening her reins, Madison gives herself permission to dive into an affair, surrendering to her desire for both of them. As she gets to know both Ryder and Christian and grows all too familiar with the feeling of them on her skin, Madison wonders if it will be as easy as she’d hoped to go home and leave them behind. But when an ugly secret comes to light, it might just send her running—if something, or someones, can’t convince her to stay…


Wilde Mountain Time
by Siobhan MacKenzie

Can love survive a long lost secret that threatens everything? 

Thom Mitchell is taking a break from his musical career—before it takes a break from him permanently. While his manager tries to salvage his failing career, Thom heads for the Presidential Range in New Hampshire to take a vacation and cross something off his bucket list. At the Mt. Washington Hotel, he finds the lovely and sassy Joanna Hayes, a Southern lawyer who knows how to push all of his buttons. Drawn to her instantly, as she is to him, Thom craves the growing intimacy between them. 

But the treacherous and deadly trails of Wilde Mountain aren’t the only thing putting their burgeoning future at risk. Secrets from Thom’s past, stemming from an alcoholic blackout, could destroy them both… and their one chance at happiness.
 

The Little Book of Kindness
by Bernadette Russell

Kindness - learn how to take action to change the world, one act of kindness at a time.

The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity. 

Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. The Little Book of Kindness is packed with fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life - online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community, to yourself - and change the world, one act of kindness at a time.


The Prodigy Slave
by Londyn Skye

At the age of ten, Lily is forcefully torn from her mother's arms and sold at a Negro auction by her master, a man that Lily learns that day is her very own father. Seeking solace from such devastation, Lily secretly begins teaching herself to play her new master's piano: an instrument that she is forbidden from touching. Lily becomes an extraordinary pianist and gets away with secretly playing for fourteen years until the master's son, James, discovers her deceit. The “punishment” that James gives Lily starts her on an unprecedented journey that dramatically alters her life and influences the lives of thousands, including a man with great power. Lily's groundbreaking journey also unveils the secret altruistic love of a particular man who has been forbidden from expressing his love to her for years. But the question remains whether or not the strength of his love will be powerful enough to free Lily from the shackles of slavery and protect her dreams and her life while on her turbulent Journey to Winter Garden.

Eighteen years ago, Princess Nisha became an orphan just days after her birth. Her parents and all of those with Fey blood all gone. All consumed by a fire that none had been able to stop. Or at least this is what is told. This is what is spoken aloud. Truth? Perhaps. But these are words Nisha has never trusted. Couldn't trust since they have never sounded quite right. Yet, not even her beloved aunt ever believed her when she questioned the events of that night.

No one believed her when she had turned thirteen and she became the queen of the Under Kingdom. They didn't trust her when her powers and natural abilities began to grow to frightening results. That was fine, if they didn’t want to believe her then once she home and crowned Queen of Darke, then she would show them. Once she was Queen then she would find every answer that she had ever wanted.

It wouldn't matter who or what stood in her way, for she would show them why she should be feared. She would show them what was created when her parents were stolen from her.

For she is Nisha and she is the daughter of the darkness.
 

Snowflakes
by Steve Catto

Discovering that you can’t find your way back home can be quite disturbing, but when there’s fish to catch, food to grow, animals to hunt, and a boy to share, the world turns out to be quite tolerable really. What more could a girl want?

The problem might be that the world doesn’t find it particularly tolerable, because life is going on and no-one’s really doing anything, except enjoying themselves. That’s got to stop, there’s work to be done!

Time to send in the little grubby girl with the big eyes and the long dark hair... and maybe the monkey. That’ll put the cat among the pigeons.

 
Life hasn't been the same since returning from Barbados. Josh has fallen. Hard. Unable to shake the feelings Ella stirred up in him, he retreats further into himself. He can't tell her how he feels, because even if he did, it wouldn't change the fact that she's married.

Complicated is an understatement for Ella as she works through her own personal hell after finding out her dead husband is, in fact, alive and in hiding again. But life, and work, must go on.

An undercover job on a four-week cruise should be an easy mission for the Cole Enterprise operatives. Unfortunately, the client is one of Ella's childhood friends, which leaves the pair wishing they'd come up with something other than being engaged as their cover. Playing the part may just hurt them both.

Falling in love is never easy. In fact, it can sometimes be downright painful. No strangers to pain, Josh and Ella find themselves at the crossroads of duty and love. Lines will be blurred. Hearts will be broken. And all that they are will be tested.

 
Red Light Murder
by Robert Levitz

Miami Beach-based private investigator Ric Rivera looks into the murder of a Florida man on a sex tour of Thailand. Rivera uses his brains, his fists and his knowledge of English and Spanish to conduct a far-reaching investigation. Chief among his suspects are the shady tour director and the other sex-starved travelers on the Thailand jaunt - including an accused dope dealer, a swinging married couple and an ex-nun. The young detective is assisted in his probe by his high-spirited Cuban girlfriend and his aging grandfather, an ex-bootlegger who went straight after Prohibition. Thwarted at every turn and facing an unwanted trip to Asia, Rivera finally collars the killer in a surprise conclusion.