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Driving In LA By Brenda Bakke
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Driving in LA is the story of the narrator's first 2 years of moving to, and surviving in Los Angeles in the early 1980's. From being driven to become a professional actress, her story takes us... More > through rapes, cocaine addiction, and prostitution, all while trying to keep her spirit and dreams alive.< Less
Sunshine By Lesley Larson
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This is the faith journey of Lesley Larson, who shares the physical and emotional pain she endured as a result of being born with a cleft lip. Her hope is that her story will inspire many to seek God... More > and trust His perfect plan for their lives.< Less
The Bodsforrd Team By Bob Bodsford
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The Marriage God Put Back Together By Wilma Sanders
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"THE MARRIAGE GOD PUT BACK TOGETHER", is a true story. It gives the account of what took place in the author and her children's life before and during her divorce. Wilma went through some... More > very hard times, including illnesses and major surgeries, before God turned her captivity around and put her marriage back together. She shares with you tales of inspiration, truth, pain, joy, faith and restoration!< Less
Chikombedzi I - A Missionary Wife Writes Home By Esther Embree, Paul Embree
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Dr. Paul and Esther Embree have spent their lives in service to the Lord. The two Chikombedzi books tell if their more "colorful" years as they raised three children and Paul practiced... More > medicine at the remote and primitive Chikombedzi Mission Hospital in the bush of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe). "Chikombedzi I: a missionary wife writes home" is the story of their first term of missionary service from 1955 to 1961. It includes medical adventures, elephant chases, and a deep faith that brought joy in the midst of a very challenging life.< Less
Eric Braeden From Bredenbek to Hollywood: The Legacy of 1848, Through Today By Joachim Reppmann, Erhard Boettcher
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Eric Braeden, a Hollywood star from Bredenbek, and historian Yogi Reppmann from Flensburg (both towns are located in the northernmost German State of Schleswig-Holstein); their friendship goes back... More > to 1989: here, in 2014, after a tennis match in Flensburg, on the border with Denmark. Both are fascinated by the timeless concepts, ideas and values of a democratic revolution, The Legacy of 1848, Through Today.< Less
'Til Later By Carolyn Leitch
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Carolyn takes the naked facts, and weaves them into stories that guarantee to expose the elephant in the room, and bring a smile to your face. In this collection of never before published essays,... More > Carolyn will make you laugh with her essays describing life in suburbia and will touch your heart with her poignant descriptions of her favorite people. Carolyn Leitch is an occupational therapist by education and experience, and hobbies as a free-lance writer. She earned her undergraduatee degree from Indiana University and her Masters in OT from Boston University. She lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband, Dick Castele, where he is an accountant and she is a retired pediatric occupational therapist. Her son, Nick, is a journalist and daughter, Haley, is a statistical analyst and both live in the Cleveland, Ohio area.< Less
Chikombedzi II - The Adventure Continues By Esther Embree, Paul Embree
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Dr. Paul and Esther Embree have spent their lives in service to the Lord. The two Chikombedzi books tell if their more "colorful" years as they raised three children and Paul practiced... More > medicine at the remote and primitive Chikombedzi Mission Hospital in the bush of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe). "Chikombedzi II: the adventure continues" is the story of their second term of missionary service from 1963 to 1967. It includes medical adventures, elephant chases, and endless visitors - set against the early turmoil of Zimbabwe's struggle for independence.< Less
WHATEVER IT TAKES: Life Lessons From A Real Superhero By Chris Hallsey
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Inspiration can be found in many places. Within the pages of this book you will be inspired by a boy named Tyler. During his battle with cancer, thousands joined him on his journey by vowing to do... More > "Whatever it takes" to overcome their own trials. His impact was felt far and wide, reaching people as far away as China and Saudi Arabia. His light and life touched men, women, corporate executives, professional athletes, the young, and the old. Your heart will be touched by the strength, optimism, and faith of a boy people called, Superman.< Less
World War II and My Military Memories By Murray Coffey
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World War II and My Military Memories takes the reader from the author’s beginnings in the small town of Myrtle, Mississippi where he heard many stories about the First World War from his... More > three uncles. Then to the ROTC, getting an education at a tough war college, then into the service and lots of specialized training, and on to combat in Europe in World War II while serving most of the time in the 89th Infantry Division. There are stories about the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River Crossing in Germany, liberation of the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp and the then unknown horrors of the Holocaust. After the war came service in the Occupation Army with numerous escapades, some serious and many that were fun and humorous. Later came the Reserves, a near miss on the Korean War, then completing an education and building a career after the war, and finally a trip back to Europe to re-live old memories many years later that included a visit to East Germany before the Berlin wall came down.< Less
Lest We Forget: A World War II 101st Airborne Paratrooper By Marjorie Snell
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A wife tells a 101st Airborne paratrooper's story of his WWII experiences in Normandy, Holland, and Bastogne. Together, the Snell's creative explanation and conversation through back and forth... More > comparisons, provides an opportunity for the reader to have an emotional response to the effect of war from a paratrooper, veteran, a child, woman and nurse's point of view. War affects us all because we see through the eyes of people in far away, long ago, compelling events that shape our lives.< Less
It Only Seems Like Yesterday By Odis G. Stephenson
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These stories are based on the author's personal experience of growing up as a tenant farmer's son in North Carolina. Their straightforward style reflects the author's own memories of his boyhood.... More > The Authors says, " If this book brings joy to any one for just a moment, if it takes someone back to a simpler time, back to their own child hood, back to a time of family value, the effort of this writing will be worthwhile." For a journey into a hard but love-filled lifestyle in a simpler time and place, these heart-warming stories are sure to please.< Less
The Cutting Edge By Angela Lindskov
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The Cutting Edge is my life story about survival and deliverance from sexual abuse, cutting, anorexia, bulimia, depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. This is not a victim's story. This is a... More > story of hope!< Less
George H. Meyers: His Remarkable Life Story By Janet E. Meyers, Jennifer Rice
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Dr. George H. Meyers was a father and mentor – a true general in world missions with a large network of business and missionary colleagues all over the world. His work experience in the U.S.... More > and abroad included various aspects of management and executive leadership in commercial companies, educational institutions, mission organizations, international development agencies, and the military. His PhD in Business Management, specializing in International Affairs and Development, provided a global perspective for effective missions work in diverse settings. He was passionate about community development work to lift people out of poverty and hopelessness. His legacy is his love for lifelong learning and the heritage he has left for his family and friends. He met Janet, his wife of 57 years, in their church youth group. As a dynamic team they were committed to the task of world evangelization and used their wealth of training and experience in international service to help fulfill the Great Commission.< Less
Higher Love: The Miraculous Story of a Family By Paul Campion, Randy Johnson, Bobbi Buchanan
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Fate. Divine faith. The laws of attraction. Free will. Or a shared calling to achieve a greater good. Whether we believe in supernatural forces or random odds, we speculate over what brings together... More > two people who consider themselves soulmates. HIGHER LOVE, the epic true story of a gay couple’s lifelong struggle to be recognized together as the parents of four multiracial children, draws readers back to this question—a question with no clear answer, but only the beauty of possibility. In its magical telling by Paul Campion and Randy Johnson, two of the plaintiffs in the SCOTUS case that would legalize same-sex marriage, the memoir shows us the higher purpose of the obstacles Paul and Randy tackle as gay dads to build a family and live their dream.< Less
I Think We Were Normal By Steve Densmore
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Growing up holds challenges for everyone, and all families are different. The Densmore family in the sixties and seventies was kind of like the families you might see on television—but only in... More > the sense that there were parents and kids. After that similarity, they went quickly in a different direction. They never went over the cliff, but they definitely rode the edge of it—often on two wheels. Families can be a great source of memories, both wonderful and agonizing, and the Densmores were no exception in that regard. As interesting and occasionally painful as author Steve Densmore’s childhood was, he wouldn’t change it for the world. Unless someone offered him cash—then he might consider it. This memoir shares true tales of growing up during the sixties and seventies in a family that didn’t quite match conventional standards.< Less
My Life, My Illness, and My Assurance in God (in black & white) By Patricia Miller
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Patricia "Pat" Miller has lived in or near the rural community of Stanton, Michigan most of her life. As a young woman she graduated from the Butterworth School of Nursing in Grand Rapids... More > never dreaming how crucial her medical education would be years later when confronting her life-threatening battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This is her true-life story of courage overcoming challenge to resume an active, meaningful life. This heartfelt, page-turning remembrance speaks of blessings and hardships, as well as the treasured love of her family & friends. But most of all it is the story of her close walk with God who continues to watch over her.< Less
All This For a Little Gold, The Diary of Henry Hawley By Betsy Buck
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The real-life two-year diary of a young man who came from Wisconsin to Colorado in 1860 to prospect for gold. His heartfelt entries show his intelligence, sense of humor, and humanness as Henry met... More > the challenges of hardships and frustrations of mining, and of living in that mid-19th century mountain society. Enhanced by illustrations, photographs, and historic research, this diary comes alive, putting the reader into the mining life of the period. It is a diary that was little known until Betsy Buck stumbled across it on a dusty shelf at the Colorado Historic Society Library.< Less
Damn, I Shot My Horse By Fred Hauptmann
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The coming of age story about Fred, a boy who is sent into the desert with very few resources to help build his family's homestead. Many colorful characters come into his life, among them ranchers,... More > prostitutes, miners and other unlikely mentors. Over eleven hard years as a homesteader, hard-rock miner and buckaroo, he learns to live in solitude and keep his emotions in check. Oh, he also learns to dig a ditch.< Less
For The God of Small Children By Don Wallis
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Memoir: The story of a victim of the Vietnam war and youth protests of the 60s who recovered from a mental breakdown and became a professional puppeteer for 30 years in California; and puppet plays... More > he performed to 250,000 people.< Less
Organic Revolutionary By Grace Gershuny
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Grace Gershuny was a principal author of the USDA’s first proposed National Organic rule, and left the National Organic Program staff shortly before the final rule was published. The story of... More > this process, which consumed much of her life for five years, is interwoven here with the story of her movement along her own personal timeline before, during, and after this arduous federal process. It’s the story of how the organic revolution became rooted well before the federal government cared to notice, and the personal, political, and practical struggles that ensued in the heroic effort to move it beyond farmers’ markets and into supermarkets.< Less
Humble Roots: Earl and Caroline By Lona Root Haskins
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An epic of a poor humble family’s survival. A poignant portrayal of a beautiful woman from the northern Wisconsin countryside and a man from the city who met at the end of World War I, fell in... More > love and married. It is about raising a large family in sometimes destitute situations, and about how alcoholism affected their life, the failures of Prohibition, and a father driven to desperate measures. It is about their hard work ethic, and how finally owning property gave them a new determination to make something of their life. You will be transported back to a time of country life before electricity, indoor plumbing, washing machines, or tractors, through the years of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl, and about how the Works Project Administration rescued families from a life of total poverty, about the emergency shipyards of World War II providing a living wage to unskilled laborers, and a family apart, with life in a logging camp, and the building of a new town.< Less
Ten Years Fresh: The Story Of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival By Wes Jackson
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‘Ten Years Fresh” gives you a peak behind the scenes of NYC’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Penned by Wes Jackson, the entrepreneur, historian,... More > educator and self described ‘Hip-Hop nerd’ behind it all. Wes speaks on the highs and lows of the first ten years of The Festival. From its humble beginnings in a parking lot in Williamsburg to attracting thousands to Brooklyn every year, Wes puts us right in those meetings with managers, agents, the NYPD and everyone in between. From getting the blessing of KRS ONE to bringing Kanye West to Brooklyn to debuting Kendrick Lamar it’s all there. A great read for fans, artists, aspiring executives and all lovers of Hip-Hop.< Less
Tails of the Gypsy Musher: Alaska and Beyond By Hugh H. Neff
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“This one's for the dreamers. Hugh Neff's "Tails of the Gypsy Musher" chronicles Neff's unlikely journey from the big city of Chicago to the remote outposts of Alaska. The story pulls... More > you along as easily as Neff's sled dogs do from competition to competition, from adventure to adventure. Told in a style ranging from light-hearted whimsy to wide-eyed wonder, Neff takes you into his world of beauty and love, where dogs are family and the environment is holy and sacred. It's a road worth traveling. All along the way, the spirit of Neff and his sled dogs shines through, illuminating the way for future dreamers. Geronimo, indeed.” --K.C. Johnson, Chicago-based sportswriter< Less
'Tis As It Was By Norrie O'Mahony
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A memoir with poetry in which the author reminisces on life growing up in West Cork, Ireland. Her colourful vignettes are punctuated by poems which are both beautiful, unique and moving. With a warm... More > writing style she uniquely captures the mood of events as she brings the reader down village lanes and into fireside chats. This book is sure to become a companion you'll return to.< Less