Holding my Hands and Saving my Life with Meryl and Maks is the story of the author’s journey from despair to fulfillment. The dancers, through their connection, friendship, professionalism, and shared artistry by the use of dance, were able to touch the soul of the author and help her take the steps necessary to take control of and improve her life. This is a story of hope, renewal, and the ability to live life again after debilitating adversity.
Author: Joel Block
Publisher: Publish America
Release Date: 2012-06-01
What if I told you...after my mother's third marriage ended in divorce, I became a thug who was kicked out of high school, got arrested three times (including Brooklyn House of Detention) and learned to drive on stolen cars? Now what if I said...I am an award-winning psychologist on the faculty of two medical schools, the author of over 20 books who's managed a lasting love and that I've become the go-to guy for healing love-sex fissures in relationships? Beating the odds is the story of my life. So, how did I beat the odds to get here-from loser to winner-and what did I learn while saving my life that you could use in your own life? I'm still learning, but there are teachable moments in these pages. It has been an adventure for me to recount the events that brought me down and those that were at the center of my life-saving efforts, and I hope it is for you as well. My goal is to tell it straight so that you may put some of what worked for me to use in your own life, if you wish.
Author: Mike Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-02-06
A delightfully encouraging collection of real-life child rescue stories that will make you glad to be a partner to your local pregnancy center, pregnancy home, or adoption center. Transcribed from live presentations across the country, the stories are real and touching. This collection, compiled by Mike G. Williams, includes his own rescue-adoption story.
By default, LISA VELTHOUSEused to be a "party of one". Then she made it her own choice to date sparingly, purposely holding back the gift of her first kiss. She's looking forward to the romantic day when she can present her lips to Mr. Right and later break out the party supplies she has been keeping in her closet.
My name is Steve, father and husband to an average middle-class family. I’m writing this book because today my wife, son, daughter, and I are saved by the grace of God through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our walk to Him was not short and certainly not easy. We experienced blessings and trials that tested our very being and sanity. This book will bring you through visions, visitations, and demonic experiences that changed us forever. I pray that this book might reach someone who is looking for answers that can be found within our journey to the Lord. I pray also that this story will be an encouragement, as it reminds you that God is listening to your prayers. The Bible states, Ephesians 6:12, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. It is this one verse that sets up our entire story, it states the challenge my family was about to be put into, however it also is the very footing I needed to keep me based in the word of the Bible, to remember who the enemy truly was in our struggle, and to remember Jesus, who was really in control of everything. Have faith—strong faith—that our Lord Jesus is a man of His word, that He is able to do all, and that He does walk with you always. Yours in Christ, Steve
The lead article, provides unique insight into the lives of Seth and Bessie Sykes, evangelists and song writers of the song "Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul." Other topics include the sufficiency of God’s grace, His purpose for man’s creation, His role as comforter, His strength and His faithfulness. A number of articles relate the story of how the brief life of the author’s great grandson and that of his parents had such a significant impact on so many lives. Several articles resulted from the author’s personal life experiences including the emotions involved in moving on from a loved home and lifetime church. Other articles touch on heroes of the bible, a debt you can never pay, Paul Harvey’s radio broadcast of “If I Were the Devil,” and experiencing the indwelling life of Christ. This is the third in a series of books by Jim Davenport dealing with the general topic of Christian Devotions and Quick Studies, which was the title of the first volume. The second volume is An Attitude of Thankfulness.
Imagine that you have five minutes to grab everything that is important to you. What would you grab? Would it be your favorite clothes? Photographs? .... You can't take your favorite kitty with you. Now imagine that you are six years old and you have to shove your belongings into a black, stretchy garbage bag. You grab the hand of the social worker who you have just met, walk out to a complete strangers car, and the worker buckles you in. In the background you can hear mommy crying. You have no idea where you are going...
Author: David A. Rose
Publisher: Epicenter Press
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Dave Rose, first executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund, guides readers through the maze of political and economic issues that shaped the fund. What was the best investement strategy - development loans for Alaskans and Alaska projects, or more purdent investments elsewhere? Should earnings pay for state operations? Can a democracy with an excess of wealth save for future generations? In 1976, when Alaskans approved a constitutional amendment that annually diverts hundreds of millions of dollars of state petroleum revnue into a special fund, saving money was the issue. Many believed that legislators had wasted an earlier gusher of oil-lease money from Prudhoe Bay, where oil was discovered in 1967. From a lively insider's perspective, Rose and award-winning journalist and writer Charles Wohlforth tell the story of the Alaska Permanent Fund, which, after thirty years, contains as much money as the total of all private financial assets in the state.
Lawyer stories have long fascinated the American reading public. Throwing the Mafia into the mix makes the plot even more attractive. The author, a Vietnam veteran with twenty-five years of experience as a Los Angeles police officer and with a Juris Doctorate degree in law, has crafted a massive, almost 700 page novel that blends police procedure with legal thriller as the protagonists battle both the mob and the head of a powerful, socially prominent family. Mac Thornsby knows what it is like to be bullied. Growing up on the streets after being orphaned at a young age, he barely survived a beating from one of the local thugs when first learning how to live on his own and managed to do that only with the help of a stranger. Several years later as the husband of a rich socialite he once saved from drowning, he is again bullied into taking part in an assassination but is saved by a Mafia lieutenant who helps fake the deaths. Circumstantial evidence still fingers him for the crimes, however, and it is up to Deputy District Attorney Jim MacDonald to dig for the truth. His investigation as well as a past love relationship will propel him into a desperate fight for his life, the lives of several others involved in the case, and justice. Filled with intense violence, knife-edge suspense, and possibly one of the longest car chases in literary history, Carnahans book has many of the elements of a bestseller. The author could very well have a hit on his hands.
Author: Jack Werber
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
But Werber did more than survive; he helped others survive. In what is truly one of the most amazing stories to come out of the Holocaust, Jack Werber helped to save the lives of some 700 Jewish children who had arrived at Buchenwald in late 1944. Shortly before that Werber had learned that his entire familyhis wife, daughter, parents, and seven brothers and sisters, had all been murdered by the Nazis. "There was no reason to go on," he had thought, but seeing the children transformed his outlook. He resolved to do everything in his power to prevent them from meeting his daughter's fate. One of the very few Jews to belong to the camp underground, Werber, together with several other Jews, made this his special mission. At great personal risk, he arranged for them to be hidden in various barracks and to be given false working papers. Incredibly, he and his group actually started a school where the children studied Jewish history, music, and the Hebrew language.
Author: David A. Grant
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
At first glance, you might be tempted to think this is simply a book about recovering from a traumatic life experience, but it is so much more. A real-life tale with unexpected twists and turns, chance meetings that will shock you and amaze you, it is the story of true triumph and victory of the human spirit. It is a story about the ability to overcome insurmountable odds with dignity and tenacity and a splash of humor. No matter what your current life circumstances may be, you'll come away with the feeling of hope... hope for the future and hope in the genuine goodness of humanity. Learn about brain injury from an insiders point of view. Survivors and medical professionals alike will better understand what life is like after sustaining a traumatic brain injury A nationally published author before his accident, David draws from a lifetime of experience in his newest book, Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury. Often truth is indeed stranger than fiction. You'll read about his triumphs over seemingly insurmountable situations, share in heartbreak and perhaps learn a little about yourself along the way. It is a tale of true victory of the human spirit. David's brain injury has cost him a lot, but he still retains the gift of adding richly textured and meaningful words to life experiences. By reading Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury, you’ll come away with a real feel about what life is like living with a TBI.
Senior co-administrator of the Norcoast Salmon Research Facility, Dr. Mackenzie Connor was a biologist who studied the spawning habits of salmon. Then, last season, just as she and Dr. Emily Mamani were starting their research, they were interrupted by the arrival of Brymm, the first Dhryn to set foot on Earth. And suddenly everything changed for Mac, Emily, Brymn, the human race, and all the member races of the Interspecies Union. Base was attacked, Em was kidnapped by the mysterious Ro, and Mac and brymn had to flee for their lives to the Dhryn home world. What should have been Earth's best hope--an attempt to forge an alliance with the Dhyrn against the Ro--went horribly wrong. Mac nearly lost her life, and the peaceful, isolationist Dhyrn abandoned their world, hurtling out on an unfathomable path of destruction through civilized space. Now the members of the IU feel the only hope of stopping the Dhryn is to contact the Ro and ask for help. But no one knows how to accomplish that. As the enemy destroys life on planet after planet, the IU organizes a secret Gathering of every being with information on the Dhryn. With the data available there, Mac begins to suspect that the Dhyrn may not be ruthless destroyers. Their actions may be a response to something simpler and more deadly--the imperative to migrate. But even if Mac is right, can she and her team discover why this is happening and how to halt the Dhryn?
Walking Through Grief With Jesus by Your Side A new journey begins when a loved one dies; life will never be the same again. But your loss also becomes a journey of discovery, as you find your way forward. This workbook will guide you as you walk through Psalm 23's "valley of the shadow of death." Sharing lessons learned through the loss of her adult son, Victor, Rita Carr helps you find your way through thickets of grief, anger, and depression. Personal experience, biblical insight, and inspiring prayers point the way ahead to renewed hope and peace.