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LIKE A GIRL


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BLOG TOUR OF LIKE A GIRL ANTHOLOGY

This week I’m participating in a blog tour celebrating the publication of the Anthology ‘Like a Girl.’LIKE A GIRL ANTHOLOGY

The Anthology is traveling from blog to blog and just arrived from Jeanette O’Hagan‘s and Paula Vince blog.
Paula is an author, blogger, reader, reviewer, mother of three. All this goes under the mantle of ‘stay at home mum’. She also loves walking and cooking when the mood strikes her. Getting stuck into a good book has always been one of the best things ever.

After featuring on my blog the tour will continue on to Lynn Fowler’s blog on the 29th of January.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Fourteen Authors from around the world have contributed their stories to raise money for PLAN Australia. ‘Like a Girl’ is a celebration of the strength and resilience of women, told in a variety of genres and voices, the proceeds of which will help empower girls and women all over the world.

EXCERPT

EDUCATION STARTS AT home

This Story is dedicated to my daughters and their peers

Take nothing for granted but plan, plan, plan.

Why I wouldn’t give my daughter my unpicker.

This morning my daughter asked me for an unpicker. In case you don’t know what an unpicker is I looked up the dictionary definition of the word unpicker. When I typed it in what came up was the word seam ripper, which is another word for a small tool used for unpicking stitches.

I asked my daughter if she had what it took to be in possession of an unpicker and was met by a blank gaze. So I explained to her that it takes an extraordinary amount of resolve, self-restraint, patience, organisation, sense of priority and determination to be the proud owner of an unpicker.

You can only use one unpicker at a time

I explained to her that, once you realise that you are unpickerless it usually takes around two to three months of being in this unpickerless state before the average person takes positive action to resolve it. During that period of two to three months you fret and think about where you possibly could have put it; did someone ‘borrow’ it and not return your unpicker? And you’re left wondering if you have lost this precious tool forever. If you were to visit the haberdashery store in this period of time you are likely to forget whilst you’re in the store that you are in fact unpickerless.

And even if you were to remember whilst in the store that perhaps you don’t own this valuable instrument any longer, this unpickerless state is precarious because none of us is so stingy as not to be willing to spend $2.95 to be in the possession of an unpicker. But few of us are prepared to spend this money if in fact we already have one because, let’s face it, you can only use one unpicker at a time.

Having said that, I remember a brief blissful period where I literally splurged on 4 unpickers. One for each of my daughters, one for my husband (who never used one, this was my spare) and one for me.

Blissful it was but more than blissful it was brief because, due to Murphy’s Law, everyone’s unpicker without ever having been used, ended up within the shortest period of time, either blunt or vamoosed. Which, yes you guessed it, meant that everyone else borrowed my sharp shiny brand new red unpicker whilst all I managed to find were the dud blunt unpickers. Strangely this happened in a household where I am the only occasional seamstress.

Being unpickerless is hazardous

However I am digressing. I explained to my daughter that the period of time it takes to determine that one truly is unpickerless is one of the more hazardous periods of one’s life. This is because I now make do with either a blunt old unpicker, which is likely to dig itself into my fingers during my futile attempts to make it work. Or similarly risky, I will use my sharpest little pair of scissors or knife which comes with its own obvious hazards, jeopardising my willing but not always skilful attempts to make things work.

On average this unpickerless period in my life lasts from between a few weeks up to a number of months.

Clean out of unpickers and seam rippers

If my memory serves me well, once it is well and truly established that I am unpickerless, one of the following scenarios will unfold. I finally manage to make it to the local haberdashery store, which by the way is always out of my regular route. The local haberdashery store usually is a popular place where ladies catch up on all the latest and chances are that it will be a while before it is my turn.

After I humbly ask the lady behind the counter where the ‘unpickers’ are, she will respond, “Do you mean a seam ripper?’’ To which I meekly will nod, yes.

This lovely lady with her shiny black hair at the ‘Sew-For-Fun’ store is likely to disappear behind her counter through the backdoor and not resurface for a minimum of five or ten minutes. She will disappear for the kind of period of time where you know for a fact that she is not looking for a seam ripper but checking Facebook notifications on her mobile phone whilst talking to her boyfriend and downing a cup of coffee or gobbling down a slab of chocolate.

After this, she will return to the counter smiling benignly and tell me that they are “clean out of un-pickers at the moment.” When will the next batch be in?

Let’s assume that I dare ask her when she expects the next batch of unpickers to come in. I probably daren’t, but let’s assume for a moment that I will. This wonderful junior in training will respond with a shrug, telling me that she doesn’t know when the rep will come in next, or she thinks it is Thursday next week but she doesn’t know for sure, and she cannot guarantee when the next batch of unpickers will come in.

This is the best case scenario, if indeed I dared ask her when she would expect the next batch of unpickers to come in. It is more likely that if I did have the nerve to do this, that she would go looking for her supervisor for the next 20 minutes or so whilst I had no other choice than to patiently wait at the counter for her return, and she would tell me that neither she nor the supervisor knew when the new unpickers would arrive.

By now I am thinking that if I were to go through the store called ‘Sew-For-Fun’ I will probably, somehow, somewhere turn up a unpicker but alas, she’s worn me down sufficiently for me to graciously back off and promise to come back in a week or so to see if the next batch has arrived.

Thoughts of melting unpickers

At this point of my story my daughter has lost her appetite for my unpicker, but I am not quite finished yet. I explain to her that indeed it takes a strong person with restraint and fortitude to be the owner of an unpicker. I ask her, if she wonders at all why the store would be clean out of unpickers?

My daughter is now literally walking backwards towards the door, attempting to quietly disappear, but I insist; “Surely you wonder why the store has no unpickers?”

No, she doesn’t. But I do. As a proud owner of an unpicker, I imagine that perhaps a local school needed a whole batch for their sewing class, or a local lady needed a bunch for her charity sewing club.

I explain to my daughter that these thoughts are necessary if one is trying to secure an unpicker for oneself. Because if indeed the local school bought the last batch, we can assume that the rep will return next week with a whole new batch of them. But what if the overseas supplier had run out? Then what? It could be months and months before they would be back in stock. What if the dock workers were on strike and a crate of unpickers are sitting on the dock in the hot sun, desperately wanting, but not able to get to those in need? Would they melt?

‘Do you think about those things?’ I asked my daughter. ‘When you ask me if you can borrow my unpicker, does any of this cross your mind?’

My daughter groans in response. She whispers, ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ll do something else instead.’ But I am not quite finished yet …

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MY REVIEW 

It was so much fun to have my submissions accepted for this wonderful Anthology. I have two daughters and two of my submissions were accepted. I thought that was very fitting. One for each of my children.

I wish for this anthology to travel far; touching hearts and opening minds wherever it goes.

Thank you Mirren, for this wonderful initiative which will benefit girls and women worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

‘Like a Girl Anthology’ features stories and poems by Jeanette O’Hagan, Avril Sabine, V. Hartman Di Santo, Kathryn Hagan, Mary Grace, Coralyn Swift, Christina Aitkin, Mark Taylor, D.L Richardson, Mimi Emmanuel, Erin Yoshikawa, Druscilla Morgan, Michelle John and Mirren Hogan.

AUTHOR OF EXCERPT

Mimi Emmanuel is a mother of two and godmother of one who writes for fun and a better world pulsating with love for the next generations. She owns a global gift store at www.mosaichouse.co and is the founder of www.freescripturecards.com.

You can purchase your copy of ‘Like a Girl’ at Amazon.

BLOG TOUR

The blog tour will continue to Lynn Fowler’s blog next. Lynn is a Christian Writer from Australia who is delighted to be able to share with readers about her writing, and to encourage her readers in their walk with the Lord.

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. Be one of the first people to  claim your free kindle at my next book launch.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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No Other God: How To Return To The Forgotten God ..


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No Other God: How To Return To The Forgotten God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

This book was written by Gladys Nieves, a student of the Bible and passionate researcher of Scripture.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Did you know that the knowledge of the true God was lost after he apostles died? Did you know that most Christians NO OTHER GODdon’t know for sure who or what God is? Is God real? This book will show you the surprising truth about what the Bible really reveals about Jesus and God. It will change your idea of the great I Am forever!

Is God a He, a They, an It or an energetic force out there somewhere? Or can God be anything you imagine him to be? Is there a way to know for sure? Yes, there is and in this book you will discover the shocking truth about God.

The amazing thing is that the answer is found right in your Bible but you’ve never seen it! God is real and He wants you to know Him as He truly is. This book will help you:

  •  find out exactly who He is and what He wants from you.
  • Discover why all the confusion about God in mainstream Christianity, where it came from and the role of the early church fathers..
  • Where to look for the true answers about the God that Abraham. Isaac, Jacob and Jesus served and loved.
  • Learn how knowing God will help you establish a deeper intimacy with Him.HOW TO RETURN

The creator of heaven and earth has really become the forgotten God of Christianity. But He can be found. If you want a deeper understanding of who God is, then this is the book to read!

MY REVIEW

What I love about this book is that it is written with much love and passion.

From her bio I learn that G. Nieves is a passionate researcher of Scripture and religious history and as such she has found  that many Christian customs and concepts don’t have a biblical foundation.

This is where the author and I agree 100%. The book therefore did not strike me as radical but I found a fellow student who loves The Word with a passion as I do also.

Did I agree with everything the author has to say on the subject? Not really. Although I agreed with a lot. But I would never argue the point of the Trinity because the word Trinity is not found in the Bible and that is where the argument stops for me.

The research is thorough and honest. The author does not try to push her agenda without backing up every claim she makes. I’m just a little amused that it seems to be an issue for many religious people because the Bible doesn’t mention Trinity anywhere,  so why would it need refuting? The Word speaks for itself.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gladys  Nieves has been a student of the Bible as far as she can remember. She is a passionate researcher of Scripture and religious history and loves to get to the root of current ideas and why people believe what they do.
 She has found that many Christian customs and concepts don’t have a biblical foundation. For this reason, her research hassled her to challenge current ideas and this book is no exception.
 This  is the first of a series of books designed to motivate others to think for themselves, to search and see if their beliefs are truly in harmony with God’s Word.  She is convinced that truth does exist and that it matters greatly. We just have to search for it.
G. Nieves has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master level studies in Communications. She has worked as a journalist for major newspapers and is an independent writer. She also loves to travel and read historical novels.

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For more on ‘No Other God ..’ or to purchase your own copy you can visit Amazon where the ebook can be downloaded for FREE for a limited period of time.
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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. Be one of the first people to  claim your free kindle at my next book launch.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!


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Glimpses of Light


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BLOG TOUR OF GLIMPSES OF LIGHT

This week I’m participating in a blog tour celebrating the publication of the Anthology ‘Glimpses of Light.’

The Anthology is traveling from blog to blog and just arrived from Lynne Stringer’s blog. Before this Charis Joy Jackson shared her thoughts on her experience as part of the anthology. You can read her post here. On the 24th of January the tour will continue and ‘Glimpses of Light’ will be featured on  Adele Jones’ blog.

The anthology Glimpses of Light is the brainchild of and compiled by Jeanette O’Hagan (Goodreads Author) (Author, Editor) and Nola Passmore (Author, Editor).

Book Description

Be challenged, captivated and moved by these imaginative reflections on faith, help in time of need, joy in the midst of tragedy, and surprising encounters with God.

During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia and the United States have come together to explore the theme of ‘glimpses of light’—finding light in dark places—through short stories, poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction.

Glimpses of Light includes contributions from respected and award-winning authors and poets Jo-Anne Berthelsen, Paula Vince, Lynne Stringer, Adele Jones, Jo Wanmer, Jeanette Grant-Thomson and Ellen Carr, as well as exciting new talent.

Excerpt 

Where are you from?
And where are you going?

The basket of chips sizzles as it descends into the hot oil. The shop owner looks sideways at Amelia. ‘Where are you from?’
Amelia tenses, thoughts flashing through her mind. She doesn’t want to be associated with where she’s lived for the last eight years and anyway, she sure as hell isn’t going back there. As far as she’s concerned that means she isn’t from there. She leans against the counter, her clenched hands resting in her khaki trouser pockets. She realises that she doesn’t know anymore where she’s from or where she belongs, but this isn’t the right answer.

Through the shop window she watches her two teenage daughters mucking around in the car. The lyrics of Limp Bizkit transmitted by the car radio fill the air in and around the shop whilst the car trailer with all their stuff is shaken by the children’s antics.
The shop owner follows her glance, continuing his inquisition, ‘Oh, you’re on holidays, are you?’
No, she isn’t. She smiles at him.

Finally he’s covering the chips with salt and wrapping them in layers of paper.
He now demands, ‘Where’re you going?’

She pulls her faded jacket tightly around her whilst wrinkling her freckled nose. She looks up at the ceiling. If only she knew where she was going. The one thing she knows for sure right now is that sh doesn’t know how to answer any of his questions. She has absolutely no idea where she’s going and certainly doesn’t need to be reminded of this.

This above excerpt is part of my contribution to the anthology.

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My review

Glimpses of Light contains stories and poems of imagination and hope. I was stoked that my submission for this anthology was accepted and even more jazzed when I received my copy. I feel proud and humbled that my name appears next to well-established authors and grateful that I was allowed to contribute.

I enjoyed reading all the stories and poetry in the anthology but one in particular touched my heart. It is called Window Seat and was written by Ellen Carr. I found her words warm and comforting despite the hopelessness conveyed.

What struck me most about Ellen’s poetry was not what was said, but the power and holiness of the unspoken in her writing.

Jeanette O’Hagan enjoys writing fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. She is writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series—a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements. Her short stories and poems are published in Tied in Pink romance anthology, Another Time Another Place, Poetica Christi’s Inner Child, FAWQ’s Brio anthology, Let the Sea Roar, Glimpses of Light and Like a Girl Plan anthology.

Jeanette has practised medicine, studied communication, history, theology and, more recently, a Master’s in writing. She has lived in Australia and Africa. She loves reading, painting, travel, catching up for coffee with friends, pondering the meaning of life and communicating God’s great love. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

Glimpses of Light is a wonderful gift idea and available as a kindle or a paperback. You can find ‘Glimpses of Light’ on Amazon by clicking this link.

Contributions

Contributions are from Naomi Edwards, Jeanette Grant-Thomson, Charis Joy Jackson (Goodreads Author), Jo Wanmer, Adele Jones (Goodreads Author)Ellen Carr (Goodreads Author), Paula Vince (Goodreads Author), Mazzy Adams, Lynne Stringer (Goodreads Author), Mimi Emmanuel (Goodreads Author), Anusha Atukorala (Goodreads Author), Josephine Anne Griffiths,Catriona McKeown, Pamela Heemskerk, Adam David Collings (Goodreads Author), Kirsten Hart, Sue Jeffrey (Goodreads Author), Jo-Anne Berthelsen (Goodreads Author), Robyn Campbell (Goodreads Author).

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NEXT STOP
The next stop on the blog tour will be Queensland author Adele Jones blog. She writes young adult and historical novels, poetry, inspirational non-fiction and short fiction works, along with juggling family responsibilities and a ‘real job’ in the field of science. Her first YA novel Integratewas awarded the 2013 CALEB Prize for unpublished manuscript. Her writing explores issues of social justice, humanity, faith, natural beauty and meaning in life’s journey and, as a speaker, she seeks to present a practical and encouraging message by drawing on these themes. Websites: www.adelejonesauthor.com  &  rhizapress.com.au/books/young-adult-fiction-books.

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. Be one of the first people to  claim your free kindle at my next book launch.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

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The Latter-day Morning


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The Latter-day Morning

Create a Happier, More Successful, Spiritual Life Before Breakfast

written by Mark Bacera

BOOK DESCRIPTION

What if, instead of hitting the snooze button, you started your day with energy, vision, success, and the Spirit?

Rejoice and be glad Psalm 118:24Every day about 38% of all people hit the snooze button. But instead of snoozing, what if you devoted that time to growing yourself and your relationship with your Heavenly Father? Imagine how much better things would be.

Learn how to transform you life and create a healthier, happier, more successful, and more spiritual life by using a special morning routine just for you.

MY REVIEW

Mark says that people who have solid morning routines tend to be more successful in all areas of life- health, finance, relationships and so forth. I’ve studied the habits of some of the more successful people in life and indeed this is the one thing they all have in common: a solid morning routine. Bacera then backs up this assertion by quoting from various sources which state that successful people are simply those with successful habits. There are plenty quotes throughout the book from all sorts of famous and successful people; I like that!

It sounds so simple and yet, very few of us start with a solid morning routine or consciously practice cultivating successful habits. If you’ve tried before and failed you should get Mark’s book because he truly gives a 10-minute morning routine which you can start using today to change your life for the better. I love the fact that Mark starts his day connecting up with His Creator and how everything else flows from there.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Life is only sucky if you make it sucky. Growing up in the 30 miles by 4 miles island of Guam, it would have been easy for Mark to believe that he was trapped and never going anywhere. But, he made the most out of his early life by exploring jungles, surviving 100 mph typhoons, playing with snakes, swimming with frogs, and playing basketball in flip-flops.

Eventually, he found the opportunity to get off the island and served a 2-year mission for his church. Since then, Mark has developed a love of travel and seeing every inch of beautiful mother Earth.

In the course of his days, he has developed a belief in the importance of getting up early and putting self, God, and family first to create a perfect day.

Mark is married to his college sweetheart and now lives in the small town she grew up in in Japan. There, he teaches English in several places including the school that his wife used to attend.

When he’s not teaching in the classroom or writing, he enjoys reading, playing sports, tinkering around on the computer, learning languages, and playing with and teaching his daughter English. He also makes it a point in his writing and speaking to tell the world about how awesome life is and how to make it even better.

If you are interested in finding out more about Mark and reading his latest book, contact him at markbacera@yahoo.com.

You can download a copy of Mark’s book here.

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. To be one of the first people to receive a free kindle at my next book launch you can click here.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOK RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance, the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group, Christian Writers Downunder and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!


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The Formula for Christian Self Esteem


The Formula for Christian Self Esteem

This guide was written by James Thomson.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Many Christians struggle with the concept of self esteem. We wonder if it is consistent with our faith; is it prideful or is it a missing ingredient in being good stewards of ourselves? After years of wrestling with his sense of self-worth, the author allows a caring mentor to show him how to find a final answer to the question, “What is my true value?”

What Jim learns, The Formula, is at the heart of this very personal story of loss and recovery. Read along and learn for yourself the power and freedom that comes from knowing, once and for all time, your true worth.
In this book you will learn:
— The #1 infallible Key to a new self worth
— The best method to apply this essential truth to your life today
— The way to use the Key to erase the negatives in your life
— The process of using the Key to help you and your loved ones be happier, more confident, and more successful.
The Formula for Christian Self Esteem is a lesson, a journey, and an intimate sharing of a believer’s desire to know his Savior’s love and acceptance.

This book begins and ends with a prayer for your peace and happiness. Come follow along, learning how much God loves and value you.

MY REVIEW

Jim says that belonging as social creatures, we need to feel that we are a part of a group or groups. This is first addressed in our family. Later, we branch out into groups formed from peers and/or interests. He then addresses how all of those factors are important in our development.

I really like how Jim approaches the concept of self esteem. He gets to the bottom of it by breaking self esteem issues down in small parts and then he addresses each and every part thoroughly.

I started to read this book more or less on behalf of someone else to see how I could help this person along. What struck me when I was reading this book is that, as I was reading, I realised that I could use some help myself in the area of self esteem. It is obvious that Jim is an experienced counselor who has a good grasp on how to successfully resolve issues of low self esteem.

What grabbed me is his summation of what love is. ‘Love is more than an emotional reaction to another person. It is the summation of all the ways in which we act and react to one another.’ Amen to that. Really useful guide for anyone who struggles with self image issues.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Thomson, M.A.,is a counselor in private practice in the Chicago area. Over the past thirty years he has worked with thousand of individuals, couples, and families to enrich their lives.

Both as a pastor and a counselor, Jim feels it is a privilege to help others. As a writer, he hopes to help even more people. He and his wife, Dr. Sally Thomson, decided several years ago to head for the country. An old farmhouse welcomed them home and life has been much more peaceful ever since.

To get  your copy from Amazon click here with a FREE PROMO download offered on January 17, 18 and 19.

 

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. To be one of the first people to receive a free kindle at my next book launch you can click here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

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Free course: How to become a bestselling author in 2016


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Remember a little while ago that I promised to go through the Bible and find all the references made to living forever, eternal life and life everlasting and bundle them up in a book? This book is now its way and you can sign up here to be notified when the FREE promo kindle is available.
But first, I’m celebrating!

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I am celebrating the fact that I have successfully written and published my book and that My Story of Survival became an Amazon Bestseller in more than seven categories! If you want to skip the whole read and sign up for the FREE video course on how to publish your very own Bestselling Book you can do so here.

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What happened to me

My Story of Survival

BK COVER F My Story of Survival round 2 v4 72 900pxHIf you’ve read My Story of Survival, you know that I burned out pretty good and due to neglecting my health for a long time nearly ended up on the scrapheap. But GOD is good and heard my prayers and now I have all this bonus time available to write books.

I felt that I needed to tell what happened to me as a warning to other people not to neglect their health, because life is very precious and none of us is invincible.

When I started off writing the book I didn’t particularly enjoy what I was doing because, let’s face it, why write about illness once you are starting to feel better?

However, during the process of writing the book I got excited that little ol’ me would be able to help some people and possibly even prevent others from getting sick, just by telling my story.

This is indeed what happened, and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy that makes me. Here are a few reviews from the UK.

AMAZON UK REVIEWS

Format: Kindle Edition

I got hold of this book for a friend of mine that has the same type of problem as Mimi. I think the book is very useful for people discovering how your bodies react to food. I am sure this book will help my friend. I recommend this book to anyone who has any kind of physical or emotional eating disorder. I gave it 4 out of 5 because I would like it to be longer. I hope the author writes more.
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Half way through and loving it. Well written, thoughtful. Funny and marvelous moments with the Lord raising up too 😀
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I love this book. It is based on author’s experience of food intolerances. I find it is full of great information and notes on healthy diet which can be beneficial for everyone.
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All the way from the other side of the planet people are reading what I am writing down and gaining some benefit. How cool is that?

For long periods of time I couldn’t even handle the flickering of a computer screen or the soft buzzing of a monitor. I wasn’t able to sit up or lift my hands for any length of time. Who would have thought that I be writing my own book?

What I never expected in a million years is that I would actually enjoy the whole process of becoming a published author. Because that is what I am now; a published author.

I am having so much FUN!!!

I am not only a published, but a bestselling author as well. In seven categories! I am not saying this to brag. I am telling you because I want to share how much fun it is to be able to share my story so that others can benefit.

I have not had this much FUN in a long long time and I just want to share!

Because I enjoyed the whole process so much I decided to partner with the Self-Publishing School which helped me publish my very first bestseller and want to let you know about the same opportunity as well.

Free course: How to become a bestselling author in 2016

FREE VIDEO COURSE ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

FREE VIDEO SERIES ON HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK

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The School is having a special on at the moment and you can click here to receive a free video series on how to publish your own book.

This mini-course is broken down into 4 training videos and exercises that show you exactly how to cross off “write that book” from your bucket list — in just 30 minutes a day.

First it’ll show you the exact blueprint to go from blank page to bestselling author in just 90 days — even if you’re busy, bad at writing, or don’t know where to start.

The video then tells you how to build momentum and finally cross out “write a book” on your bucket list.

Bestselling Book Launch Blueprint

The video includes the Bestselling Book Launch Blueprint: How to turn your book into a bestseller, including Amazon’s “Rule of 3” Secret that maximizes sales.

Chandler also discusses case studies of bestselling authors and details the kind of royalty checks they have coming in every month.

I had already pretty much written my book when I signed up with SPS. Why would you need to do a course on publishing a book if you have already written one? You don’t have to. You can write to traditional publishers and I will pray with you that they’ll take you on as an author. You can publish as an Indie Publisher with Smashwords, Apple, Amazon, Lulu and a whole host of other publishers out there without having anyone help you. And I’ll wish you good luck and sincerely hope that it works out for you.

You can google anything nowadays and there are endless guides on how to publish your own book. As a matter of fact I just wrote my own official launch plan and you will get a free copy of this if you join my launch team.

What is so terrific about this School is that there is a proven Blueprint to follow and they help you from A to Z.  They even help you with what to write about if you would like to become a published author, but do not know what to write about.

I had already written around 12,000 words of my book when I signed up with SPS. I had already paid for another course when I signed up with SPS. But there was something about this enthusiastic young kid, Chandler Bolt, that appealed to me. And without overthinking it too much, I signed up because there is a solid money back guarantee.

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I am so pleased I did. It is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most FUN experiences of my life that I’ve now published a book and have people read and appreciate this.
And as a bonus for my efforts, I’ve received a bestselling banner from Amazon. How cool is that!

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After three months, School is over. My book is now published, I get to keep the course and can repeat the process as often as I like. But I signed up to stay part of the group cause I am having too much FUN.

I wanted to let you know about this because, if you’re like me and always wanted to write and publish a book but didn’t know how-to, I’d love you to join me as a fellow student at SPS.

The course is FUN, the school is FUN, the TEAM is awesome and the students … each and every one of them hard working authors and/or authors to be.  I have never before read so many good books in my life and met so many FUN people. Such a treat. I love everything about it.

Quick Tour of why I like SPS

I’ll give you a quick tour of why I like SPS so much.

Did I tell you that SPS helped me publish my first book My Story of Survival? I did, didn’t I?

My Story of Survival was published on 29.11.2015.

Digestive Organs

On 06.12.2015, that’s right, just one week later my book becomes number one bestseller in the category of Digestive Organs.

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Short Reads Health, Fitness and Dieting

Shortly after My Story of Survival ranks number 2 in Short Reads; Health, Fitness & Dieting. Woopdiedoo!

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Food Allergies

About one week later My Story of Survival ranks number one under Amazon Best Sellers in Food Allergies on 16.12.2015.

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Science

A day later on 17.12.2015, My Story of Survival lists number one under Amazon Best Sellers in Science and Math. My daughter says that this is out of 226,303 books. I don’t know if this is true. I didn’t check the numbers.

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And at some stage my book ranked #222 in the Free Kindle Store.

Yeeaahhh!!! Are you getting excited with me? Because what is possible for me, is possible for you too.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Less than ten days later on 26.10.2015 My Story of Survival ranks in another relevant category #1 Best Seller under Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Why is this so good? This is so good because all these categories are relevant to the content of my book and anyone who is suffering from any of these conditions would have come across my book if they were googling for this. That means that my wish and prayer of being able to help people, is being answered.

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Chronic Pain

Amazon #1 Best Seller under Chronic Pain on 26.12.2015. And that just was like a huge band-aid on wounds for me and I couldn’t feel as much as a twinge of pain all day long on the 26th.

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Viral Diseases

Amazon #1  Best Seller in Viral Diseases. Nothing wrong with going viral, is there?
So what if I didn’t agree with any of the labels I was given? The conditions attached to these labels still affect me one way or another and these labels are still being handed out to people today.

Thanks to Amazon, customers who are affected by similar labels can find My Story of Survival and hopefully benefit from reading it and join my pursuit for a clean bill of health.

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I have only listed the #1 rankings. At various times My Story of Survival ranked also under Best sellers in the categories of Medical Books- Medicine, Diseases and Physical ailments and Nutrition. To be honest I couldn’t quite keep up with where my book was travelling.

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Ranking #1 in Reference Books

Still ranking #1 half way through February 2016 and now also in Reference books.

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Christian Books … Self-Help

On 29.12.2015 My Story of Survival received the Amazon Best Sellers badge in the category of Self-Help books.

I know that I had already mentioned that, but it is such a pretty banner I just couldn’t resist finishing on such a good note. Because that self-help was only possible for me due to the oodles of faith.

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Whilst Amazon is taking care of business I can continue writing my next book. Did you know that GOD hath made me to laugh? Now you know another reason why this is so!! All I got to say now is Praise the Lord for being so good to me!!

Meanwhile, you can let me know if you want to receive a free kindle of my next book Live Forever how-to.

FREE BONUSES

FREE VIDEO COURSE ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

I am so jazzed about this course and my partnership with SPS that I will give away for FREE as a BONUS to anyone who signs up for the full SPS course (not just the freebie video course); your choice hard copy or kindle,

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1. FREE copy of My Story of Survival
3. FREE copy of Like A Girl Anthology
4. FREE copy of Mimi’s Launch Plan.
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My Launch Plan is my official guide to easy peasy 31 steps on how I successfully and ‘flawlessly’ published my book. This plan includes an easy shopping guide for healthy and tasty foods and an elimination guide as well as 31 Useful Facts and 31 FUN Tips.
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I wrote My Story of Survival and contributed stories to Glimpses of Light and Like A Girl and the profits of the sales of these anthologies go to good causes such as girl’s education and a Society for the Blind.
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And you can click here to receive the FREE SPS video on how to write and successfully publish your very own Bestseller this year! And here to reserve a seat for the FREE webinar!

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. To be one of the first people to receive a free kindle at my next book launch you can click here.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!


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Another Reason I Don’t Want to Be a Nun


NEW BOOKS REVIEWS

Another Reason I Don’t Want to Be a Nun

This book reminds me of what happened to my brother.

Book description

Marge doesn’t want to be a nun. Too bad she is in training to be one. She wants to escape convent life and the nuns. The “True Romance” magazines she reads cause her to dream of an idyllic life married to a man who will provide her with love, freedom from rules, and security. Marge has chosen the man… Can she convince him she is the one?

My review

I thank the author for writing this book.

My brother sang in a choir and everyone agreed that he had a wonderful voice and a bright future ahead, possibly as a singer. Then one day he came home from choir practice and there were hushed voices and strangers coming and going. He never went back to choir practice and when I asked my Mum why, she said, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ And that was that.

This book reminds me of what happened to my brother. It is beautifully written and hit more than one nerve in me. We need more of the real truth to come out and this book is another step in that direction. I thank the author for writing this book.

 

I became quite unnerved as I was reading this book. But I certainly appreciated the honesty and writing style and the story was written in such a captivating voice that I read it in one sitting,

A compelling read.

About the author

D R Beland is a first-time author from Arizona. When she is not reading and writing she is following her other passion; jewelry design.

You can purchase ‘Another Reason I don’t Want To Be A Nun’ from Amazon by clicking here.

 

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications.

ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a free copy of my Story of Survival click here.