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Bamboo Sprouts and Maple Buds By Martin Johns
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Martin Johns spent the first twelve years of his life in West China, as the eldest son of missionary parents. In this book he colourfully describes the routines of daily life, travel, and the... More > cultural differences his family encountered. He shares his stories of ‘cottaging’ in rural China, building forts and playing boyhood pranks. Side by side with his stories, this book features over a hundred brush paintings depicting everyday scenes of life in China. Martin discovered these paintings in a box of his father’s papers and learned that they were painted by the man who worked as the Johns’ gatekeeper in Chengdu. They provide a great visual complement to Martin’s descriptions of Chinese scenes. This unique memoir offers a rare personal glimpse into the world of the missionary movement in West China at the beginning of the twentieth century.< Less
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THE CHOICE By Joseph Babinsky
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This book is a memoir created with the unique blend of writings in spirituality and story-telling (fiction), joined with excerpts from the spirit communications received by James Padgett between 1914... More > and 1920. It is a confluence of a manuscript started and left unfinished 5 years ago, and selections from writings done since 2006. It covers a short but important period in the life of Joseph Babinsky from 2006 to the present. The book is in two parts. The first part uses an allegory to picture a massive transformation in which the author shifts from one understanding of reality to another. In the second part we are shown a glimpse of the author’s Journey of Faith, where he travels from a life as an ordained Christian minister to a place many years later where the influence of spirit communications change the course of his life. "The Choice" is a thought-provoking book, well put together, and entertaining and inspirational – a good read.< Less
All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Stuck Out the Car Window By Teresa Fritschi
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All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Stuck Out the Car Window offers up a heaping plate of gratitude. In the best memoir fashion that is also part travel journal, Ms Fritschi plucks the... More > ripe fruits of happiness from her own experiences as examples for all of us to embrace. All That I Need takes the reader on a wondrous journey of sensual discoveries first made in childhood and imparts the wisdom of maintaining (or re-learning) the ability to be satiated with these small pleasures as we age and eventually face our own mortality. She successfully mixes the contents of Mary Poppins carpet bag with Tinkerbelle’s faery dust, the Boston Red Sox with ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, contemporary musical and literary references and learning to swim as an adult to shine a spot-light on the beauty and delights our lives are meant to be.< Less
The Wilder Family History By Donna Leach
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The true life story of Lee Ander Wilder and his family as told by his children. The family's journey began in Arkansas at around 1899 when they traveled by covered wagon to Texas and then on to the... More > Indian Territory (Oklahoma)where they stayed until 1913, and then came on to California by train. Lee Ander was a multi-talented individual, gifted musically both with a lovely singing voice and the gift to play most any instrument that he picked up. He was a law abiding man, in fact, he was in charge of closing down illegal moon-shine stills while in Arkansas and he was the peace-maker around Choska in the Indian Territory prior to Oklahoma joining the States. His wife, Elizabeth Fancher Ramsey, was a devout Christian and quite the marksman with her rifle. Together they raised 9 children. This book contains the memoirs from three of those children which weaves together the true story of their lives in an entertaining, humorous, and memorable fashion.< Less
shards and dust By Larry Kimmel
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“shards and dust,” a collection of new & selected cherita by Larry Kimmel, demonstrates this talented east/west fusionist’s flair for a unified literature. The Cherita is a... More > six-line poetic form deriving from the haiku and its related linked forms. Using only 35 of these brief, six-line poems, the poet has created a persona moving through a sort of nano-odyssey of the inner-mind, showing a wide range of emotion and experience -- from homestead memoirs to foreign and domestic travel -- arriving at a spiritual/artistic conclusion. Not necessarily in a strict time-oriented sequence, like memory itself, this fragmented stream of consciousness is one man’s meditation on the human condition, done in a concise imagistic and heightened poetic voice.< Less
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Transparency: Purposed Pain By Oreal Washington
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Child abuse and neglect can leave a trail of destruction and dysfunction for generations. Oreal Washington transparently offers this memoir and instruction manual to aid you in total victory in... More > Jesus Christ. She unveils her scars to travel deep into the longings of her own soul in order to help you identify the hidden snares of the enemy. The worst pain is pain that has been buried so deep that it is nearly unrecognizable. Allow God to peel back the layers of your heart for it is within those corridor’s that demonic spirits lie dormant, awaiting the right time to surface. Most times it rears its ugly head in our most treasured interpersonal relationships and interactions with others. This book will take you on a journey through pruning and purification to ultimately bear fruit that will last and break through all of the barriers the enemy placed in your bloodline. Get ready to be equipped and empowered to break the chains and layers of hurt and walk in freedom. There is purpose in the pain.< Less
Transparency:Purposed Pain By Oreal Washington
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Child abuse and neglect can leave a trail of destruction and dysfunction for generations. Oreal Washington transparently offers this memoir and instruction manual to aid you in total victory in Jesus... More > Christ. She unveils her scars to travel deep into the longings of her own soul in order to help you identify the hidden snares of the enemy. The worst pain is pain that has been buried so deep that it is nearly unrecognizable. Allow God to peel back the layers of your heart for it is within those corridor’s that demonic spirits lie dormant, awaiting the right time to surface. Most times it rears its ugly head in our most treasured interpersonal relationships and interactions with others. This book will take you on a journey through pruning and purification to ultimately bear fruit that will last and break through all of the barriers the enemy placed in your bloodline. Get ready to be equipped and empowered to break the chains and layers of hurt and walk in freedom. There is purpose in the pain.< Less
Roughing It By Mark Twain
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Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman, he joined his brother Orion... More > Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey west. Twain consulted his brother's diary to refresh his memory and borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the novel. Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, and his beginnings as a writer. In this memoir, readers can see examples of Twain's rough-hewn humor, which would become a staple of his writing in his later books, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.< Less

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