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Giving Back By James Jones, Jody Fuson
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The Community Justice Center Story is written in perspective of the author and his experiences with restorative justice.
Angels of the Blockade: The Story of Marina Sergeyevna Karetnikova By Bill O'Byrne
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God was not absent or silent during the "900-Day Siege" or Blockade of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). The compelling story of little Marina Sergeyevna and her parents... More > demonstrates the significant role that one family of Christians played in surviving the Blockade, and how Russian Christians helped other people survive it with dignity and with faith in God. They did so at great political and personal risk to themselves. This story could not have been told during the militantly atheist, soviet era, but it has an important message to convey to post-soviet Russians, who believe that chance or their own strength saved them from fascism. God did not abandon Russia. Faith in God was the secret of strength in weakness. Ideal for classrooms and home-schooling environments, Angels of the Blockade includes project ideas to accompany any unit on World War II on age appropriate levels from about 4th grade and up.< Less
Script for UnFair Advantage By Juanita Tischendorf
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Little Waves By Christina Gotuaco, Patricia Gotuaco
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Patricia Gotuaco recounts the colorful landscape of her early childhood and adulthood which spanned several countries before she and her husband settled down in the United States in the 1980’s.... More > Her details take us back in time to a different era, invoking a fondness for times and places familiar to us today as seen from the eyes of a young girl navigating through life as an older sibling, an American girl growing up as the daughter of a Chinese ambassador father and a California mother, and ultimately as a mother and grandmother herself with children and grandchildren living all across the Pacific Rim.< Less
Hood Scholar By Bryan Holloman
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This book is outline in short synopses based on true stories about my life, and how a subpar GPA transitioned me from the streets to a science laboratory. The book is written in vernacular English so... More > readers can grasp more of a feel to my situation. Follow my journey through drug distribution, criminal activities, military achievements, and lastly a science laboratory.< 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
Recollections of Edith Gomolka By Edith Gomolka
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A young girl who lost so much except her will to survive. A remarkable collection of memories from of a young Jewish girl surviving the holocaust by fleeing to Russia, encountering righteous people... More > who save her and her mother’s life along the way.< Less
Living Among Sasquatch: A Primer By Dave Gibson
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All of the events described in this book actually happened to Dave and Pam Gibson. Truly, no one is more amazed than they are. They bought land and rented a small cabin to live in while they built... More > their mountain home. In the first year, they were oblivious to the creatures that lived near and passed by their cabin. In the second summer there, they found their first Sasquatch footprint. They discovered that Sasquatches were not only real, but that they lived among them. This book chronicles their path from nonbelievers in Sasquatch to knowers over a very short period of time, but also reveals many amazing things about these incredible beings. One Sasquatch, in particular, developed a fondness for Pam. She left it apples, and it left her flowers and even half of a squirrel. She also learned that she could communicate with it. Follow their journey of learning of Sasquatch, North America's most amazing being.< Less
Love Letters from the Tennessee Hills By Marilyn Powell Hutchinson
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The courtship correspondence of a Tennessee couple during the early 1920's.
The Bishop Wears No Drawers: A Former Catholic Missionary Priest Remembers Africa By Michael Barrington
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In this spellbinding and riveting memoir, Barrington provides a brutally honest and gripping portrayal of his life as a young missionary priest. A racist alcoholic pastor nurses him through his first... More > bout of malaria fever. Stood up to be shot by a group of drunken soldiers, a whiskey-drinking “John Wayne type” priest then shows real caring. Devastated by the death of a twelve years old school girl he was mentoring, he then has to bury her. Set during a pivotal period in the history of the Catholic church and bloody civil war in Nigeria, The Bishop Wears No Drawers is a true-to-life “survivor” tale replete with adrenaline-pumping adventures, daunting challenges and the added dimension of one priest’s profound religious struggle to find his true self. Combined with warm humor, moving insights and personal testament Barrington offers an unfettered glimpse into the rarely entered domain and closed doors of the highest level of church management.< Less
Tales from the Days Before the Day Before Yesterday By Robert Edwin Norris
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This book is a memoir relating to Texas, The Great Plains and the American West. It will appeal to those who are interested in life during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. It consists of a... More > dedication page, acknowledgments, foreword, and twenty-five chapters that include authentic images.< 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
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If You Wanna Help the Poor …: Then Don’t Be One of Them By Marshall O. Lowery
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A humble story of personal defeat and triumph, If You Wanna Help the Poor … Then Don’t Be One of Them, author Marshall O. Lowery shares a memoir of his life experiences. Divided into... More > four parts, the first section narrates his personal life story, communicating that dreams do come true. Part two offers a compilation of personal photos highlighting the memorable times showcasing how Lowery believed in himself. This pictorial journey serves as a mirror for his family growth, rewards, and celebrations. Part three presents a treasure chest of positive affirmations, and part four covers setting and defining goals, completing interim steps, and making adjustments along the way. Based on Lowery’s personal experiences, If You Wanna Help the Poor … Then Don’t Be One of Them focuses on the talent of imagination and the gift of dreaming for success. With a workbook included, it encourages striving toward making the big dreams come true.< Less
If You Wanna Help the Poor …: Then Don’t Be One of Them By Marshall O. Lowery
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A humble story of personal defeat and triumph, If You Wanna Help the Poor … Then Don’t Be One of Them, author Marshall O. Lowery shares a memoir of his life experiences. Divided into... More > four parts, the first section narrates his personal life story, communicating that dreams do come true. Part two offers a compilation of personal photos highlighting the memorable times showcasing how Lowery believed in himself. This pictorial journey serves as a mirror for his family growth, rewards, and celebrations. Part three presents a treasure chest of positive affirmations, and part four covers setting and defining goals, completing interim steps, and making adjustments along the way. Based on Lowery’s personal experiences, If You Wanna Help the Poor … Then Don’t Be One of Them focuses on the talent of imagination and the gift of dreaming for success. With a workbook included, it encourages striving toward making the big dreams come true.< Less
Paper Boats By Mary E. Gould
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While at University I caught polio and landed completely immobile in a respirator. Recovering adequate respiration but still paralysed, I was enabled to become, first, an English lecturer and then to... More > finish, in partial retirement, as a counsellor supervisor. Throughout my life I have become increasingly conscious of the reliability of God's love and guidance.< Less
Through It All By Russell Stolp
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When I began to seriously consider taking on the job of writing this book, I had to ask myself the question, “Why?” As I gave some thought to an old adage that “hindsight is always... More > 20/20 vision,” God gave me the answer to my question and revealed to me one of the great truths in His Word. I have preached and taught this wonderful truth through all these years, but I never really saw it as plainly as I did when my wife and I took a look through the lens of “hindsight is always 20/20 vision.”< Less
Growing Up on Grace By Ernest Spiva, Jr.
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Like a Norman Rockwell painting , Ernest Spiva, Jr. shares his joy and excitement in growing up on Grace Avenue in Panama City, Florida. A descendant of two Bay County pioneer families, he was an... More > entertaining storyteller with a memory for details and a subtle sense of humor. As he matured, Ernest struggled with what to do. Instead of pursuing his dream to be a doctor, he chose a career in education and became a beloved teacher and administrator. His memoir is a unique blend of history and nostalgia.< Less
My Uninvited Guest By Stephanie M. Dorsch
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Stephanie has had Parkinson's Disease (PD) for about 35 years and during that time raised four children and did all the things that go along with trying to stay active and raising a family, while... More > having PD. This book is her attempt to describe how she coped with the issues, problems, symptoms and the disease. She hopes it will help others who have PD.< Less
A History of Los Angeles Unified School District " Adopt-A-School" Program 1978-2004 By William Johnston
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History of LAUSD and ARCO's development of the Adopt A School Program. The Los Angeles Dodgers participation is highlighted, along with the staff of LAUSD who directed the program.
If It Feels Like Leather, Shoot It By Richard Hyatt
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From a distance Roger Kaiser’s life is a fairytale. He was a schoolboy star in Dale, Indiana, led the Southeastern Conference in scoring two years in a row, sparked Georgia Tech to its first... More > appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, was a two-time All-American and married his childhood sweetheart. After a brief career in the ABL, he went into coaching and won four NAIA national titles at West Georgia College and Life University. He retired with more wins than any basketball coach in Georgia history. He is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame. But he lost two siblings and faced the loss of a daughter at the age of 35. He has survived two bouts with cancer, numerous surgeries and is the founder of the Alexis Kaiser Foundation, designed to raise money for his granddaughter and other special needs children. He continues to work with young people at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy in Marietta, Georgia.< Less
Journey to Ithaka: Memoirs of an American Diplomat By Dave Grimland
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Dave Grimland journeys from his roots in Texas to his final home in Montana via stops in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Bangladesh, and India—like Odysseus traveling home to Ithaka. As a member of... More > the American diplomatic service, he had the rare opportunity to learn about other cultures and religions in a series of exciting and occasionally dangerous adventures. Take a deeper look into other cultures, and gain new perspectives on old, vexing problems with a Journey to Ithaka. “In a series of highly readable vignettes, career diplomat David Grimland shares personal experiences from his many years abroad. These entertaining, sometimes suspenseful accounts clearly reflect Grimland’s intelligence, wit, and sensitivity to the cultural differences he encountered in foreign lands. A delightful book. I loved it!” —George Bass, distinguished professor emeritus at Texas A&M University; founder and chairman emeritus of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology< Less
Game Over: The Story Behind a Sex-Trafficking Victim By Leah Rogers
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In Game Over, Leah Rogers recounts her three-year ordeal of being at the mercy of a savage pimp who demanded she sell her body to maintain "his business." His controlling techniques and... More > brainwashing led to countless brutal beatings, abrasive attacks, a gruesome rape at gunpoint, and being transported cross-country in the trunk of the pimp's vehicle. Soon after Leah found a chance to retaliate against her pimp, she learned she was pregnant...with a child fathered by her pimp. She pleaded for her life at gunpoint, praying that God would spare her life for the sake of her four children. Undercover officers plotted to catch the pimp in a meeting with "underage" girls. They caught Leah instead.< Less
Munich Memoir By Dan Alon, Carla Stockton
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Nothing had prepared Israeli fencer Dan Alon for what he would face when he finally qualified and made it to the Munich Olympics. Despite the years of preparation, the training and the dedication, he... More > could not have known how a single Black September day would shatter his dreams and fracture his life. Surviving the Munich Massacre was the beginning of Dan's 40-year struggle to understand why he was spared, why his was not among the mangled remains of murdered Israeli Olympic athletes left on the tarmac at Feldenfurstenbruck Airport. After years of suffering, Dan found that telling his tale freed him to rejoin the living. This is that story, a story of courage, of hope, and, ultimately a story of love. This is Dan Alon's Munich Memoir.< Less