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ISBN: 1449768571 Page Count: 224 Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Children's Sermons are often inadequately prepared, and understood only by the adults. Because children take what you say literally, the stories need to be brief, to the point, and use simple and age-appropriate words. Leaders need to get and stay on the children's eye level. This book will help you do that by offering a written sample story related to one of the weeks lectionary passages. Accompanying auditory example is told on the CDs. These tools will prepare you to plan ahead to present a relevant, effective message that children will not only learn from but will come back wanting to hear more.
ISBN: 9781950075003 Page Count: 302 Dimensions: 0.68"(h) x 5.98"(w) x 9.02"(d)
When Green Bay schoolteachers, Heather and Jeff, find the body of her troubled twelfth-grade student on a frozen pond at the elite Golf Club, it sets up a terrifying cat and mouse game with them the prey of the psychopathic killer. Fear consumes everyone as the horrifying events continue. The star detective duo assigned to the case, Aksel Franzen and Anja Frandsen, discover secrets about themselves better left hidden while Heather becomes unsure about everything: herself, the investigation, her relationship with Jeff, her future, and even if she will survive. Is her anticipation of evil justified? Find the answer in this dynamic suspense thriller.
ISBN: 979-8605712343 Page Count: 114 Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
This guide came into existence to protect church laypeople. Most ministers do not set out to commit sexual misconduct, but a variety of factors can lean a person in that direction. When stress, isolation, and a history of family dysfunction accompany a minister into their calling, it can lead a person to disaster unless preemptively addressed. People of the pews need to be educated to prevent, predict, discover, address, treat, and recover from the effects of clergy sexual abuse/misconduct/addiction. This guide will do that.
ISBN-13: 979-8615508165 Page count: 100 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
In Daniel and Elizabeth’s Grand Adventures, you will Meet Daniel and Elizabeth. They are the
dynamite brother and sister team you want to get to know. They are just like you and your brother or sister. They love each other just like you love your brothers and sisters, and just like you, they argue at times, but it always works out and they remain friends. You will meet and learn about some of Florida’s animals, both those you might find in a zoo and those unexpected ones that just might be hanging out in your own back yard. Go on. Do it. Have some fun with Daniel and Elizabeth on their grand adventures.
ISBN-13: 979-8636920250 Page Count: 191 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
A collection of 24 short fiction tales of strange happenings that makes one suspend any belief they may have had in reality. These stories are about the unlikely, the improbable, the unreal, the impossible – but not the unimaginable. Can you imagine a US soldier having a conversation with Hitler, a Cut and Paste gun that can remove and reassemble any object anywhere, ghosts, and ghouls disrupting the peace of a Victorian household or a modern young woman literally falling through time to the political unrest of 17th century Ireland? These stories will stretch your belief in what you think you know to be true about time, space, and the unthinkable.
ISBN: 1732112592 Page Count: 156 Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
The story of Jan Hendricks, a young clergywoman in her first appointment as lead pastor in a small-town southern church during the late 1980's. When a school fire and the death of a child in the church devastate the community, Jan must comfort the town, while balancing the demands of her family and church amidst discrimination against clergywomen. Will she be able to pastor this small church and strengthen her own insecurities about faith and her calling?
ISBN: 1481260111 Page Count: 276 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Set in the south of the 1940s. Imagine innocence lost, the horror of sexual abuse of a five-year-old child. Lily frequently endures this abuse until she gains the courage and strength to confront her abuser. She protects her beloved mama with her silence and carries her shameful secret throughout her life. The abuse dictates her choices and she is fearful of a relationship, but when she marries the man of her dreams, he is revealed to be a spousal sexual abuser. Betrayed by him many times, Lily is left to survive on her own. Eventually, she meets a man who changes everything. Will she finally find the happiness that has evaded her since she was a carefree child of five?
ISBN: 9781950075010 Page Count: 308 Dimensions: 0.69"(h) x 5.98"(w) x 9.02"(d)
Emma and Susie lead a fabulous life. They live in Los Angeles, the daughters of a glamorous movie actress and an international agent whose job is filled with intrigue. But when Emma's disruptive behavior gets them kicked out of school, she is diagnosed at age 14 with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). She is besieged by multiple personalities who affect worrisome changes in the lives of the whole family. Her 12-year-old sister Susie does damage control for the bizarre things Emma does when one of her alter personalities takes over. Homeschooled, she misses out on being a normal teenager and loses herself as she devotes her life to dealing with Emma's alters.
ISBN: 149296736X Page Count: 54 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
A slim volume of poetry about both actual travel journeys and the journeys of the heart. Walk with Lyla as she views some of the most magnificent sites and sights our world offers—from the Great Wall of China to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to the Greek mountain where the Oracle of Delphi spoke to the cave on Patmos where John, in exile, wrote the book of Revelations—and other places. Then join Lyla as she embraces the poetry of love gained, love lost, and true love that endures.
ISBN: 978-1979449182 Page Count: 542 Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Eighteen-year-old Marion found twenty-three-year-old Frankie exciting and worldly. Believing it was true love even though she was violating her own values, they got married. Decades later, Marion is a shadow of her former self, having spent a lifetime making excuses for Frankie’s deception, manipulation, abuse, and addiction-fueled extramarital affairs. That, coupled with her history of childhood sexual abuse, her fundamentalist religious upbringing, and Frankie’s perversion of his role as a pastor have destroyed Marion’s dreams while keeping her chained to a toxic marriage out of guilt and shame. After a cancer diagnosis, Marion has finally had enough and embarks on a path of healing to emerge from the quicksand and face a future filled with joy.
ISBN: 148190874X Page Count: 192 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
24 short stories about 24 very different women. The reader will laugh, cry, sympathize, empathize, and go through a whole range of emotions as these stories unfold. Imagine Ginger’s horror as she watches snow build up on the white sugar sand outside her beachfront home on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Think of Irene’s fear after her lover shoots and kills her husband. Laugh with, and at, Polly as she pouts about Valentine’s Day flowers. Plan with Annette the next adventure for the Pink Ladies. Travel these and the other roads with the ladies of Woman but be prepared for an often bumpy ride.
ISBN: 1597130923 Page Count: 56 pages Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
The story of Ollie, a young woman facing loss early in her marriage. The tidal grasses covering the southern coast of Georgia merge with her memories of the midcoast beauty of Round Pond, Maine. It is no accident that her journey of discovery takes place over the holiday season, as the sea glss ornament sparkles and shines on.