Janoose and the Fall Feather Fair by J. D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski

About the Book

A Sequel to Janoose The Goose: The Fox returns to Free Range Farm and he has a score to settle with Janoose. How will the fox get his revenge?

Janoose finds her job at the feather factory in trouble! Bags of feathers are disappearing, and Janoose is puzzled over how this is happening. But with help from her true friends at Free Range Farm, she will solve this mystery!

Book Excerpt

The Fall Feather Fair was just around the corner. Janoose the Goose was busy at the feather factory working to get enough feather pillows made for Mr. Rooster, the Feather Factory owner, to give away to the Fair goers.

“We have almost all the pillows made. Maybe we just need one or two more loads of feathers and we are done,” Janoose told her co-workers Mallard the Duck and Margie the Hen who were stuffing pillows as Janoose poured feathers into the hopper.

“Mr. Rooster was mad when I came back with the bags. He said I only brought eight bags back and that the order was for 10 bags. I loaded 10 bags onto the truck at Free Range Farm. I know I did! What could have happened that two bags are missing?” Janoose complained, looking at the chalkboard near their work station. “See, the wrong number is written on the chalkboard. It says 8 when it use to say 10.”

“And you can see the smudge marks where the numbers were switched, Janoose,” Margie told her. “Do you remember, the delivery before this one was two bags short, too!”

Mallard’s eyes moved left to right and back again. “Maybe for that order the bags fell off the truck,” he stammered, looking away. “That must have been what happened. Yeah – yeah, that must have been it.”

 

About the Author

Author and illustrator, J.D. Holiday is the author of four children’s books: Janoose the Goose, the sequel; Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair, The Spy Game, and a chapter book for six to nine-year-olds, THE GREAT SNOWBALL ESCAPADE: and for adults, a collection of short stories, STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT. She has written a variety of short stories and articles. Visit her website.

 

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Make Your Year a Living Success Goals Workbook by Pamela Carmichael

About the Book

Next to helping others become financially empowered, Pamela desires to see you progress in every area of your life. Taking from her personal experiences with setting goals and knowing the ups and downs of working towards those goals, she has created a workbook that is sure the help you not only in the planning stages but also during the action stages. Along with her personal touch, she encourages you, the reader-user of this workbook to involve God every step of the way. She believes that it is with God at the helm of every decision and step in your life that you will experience God’s best and not only gain personally but grow spiritually and daily fulfil God’s purpose in your life.

Are you ready to accomplish more of what matters? Then let this year and beyond be your Living Success Year!

Give yourself the gift of a New Year or a New Season – Turn your Dreams into Goals and your Goals into Living Successes!

This workbook is designed to help you…

• Develop your goals with a Christian world view

• Create all your goals in one simple process

• Get step-by-step instructions throughout the goal creation process

• Take action on your goals immediately

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CREATE YOUR VISION BOARD

Have fun with this! The purpose of this step is to create a visual of your dreams. The more you see the more you act on what you see. Sometimes when life gets a little challenging and the dream starts to fade within (i.e. gets cloudy because of all that going on in and around you); your dream board will help to encourage you and revive your dreams.

God gives us visuals also to remind us of His promises and faithfulness to us:

• The rainbow in the sky symbolizing God’s promise never to flood the earth again

• The sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky that reminded Abraham how great his descendants would be

• The star in the sky at the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ

• Of course, the written word of God filled with His promises and love letter to us

This step is another way of “writing the vision” so it is clear to you.

You will need a few things to do this board:

• A Bristol board or a scrapbook

• An extra page in the workbook (to make a mini board)

• Magazine, postcards, old books

• Images you can download from the internet (optional)

• Scissors and glue

• Marker (to write the title of your dream board or make other special markings)

Look for images that you can cut out or print. Make a collage with the pictures on the Bristol board or paper. Every day review your dream board and prayer about your goals (for direction and success).

Alternatively another option is to write out your vision letting your thoughts flow using the page titled, “My Vision in the Clouds”. In each cloud, write down your immediate thoughts based on the words in the each cloud. Every success in life starts with an idea.

Enjoy the process and dream with God. Equally important is to use the option that best suits your personality and learning style.

About the Author

Speaker, Author, Coach

Pamela Carmichael is a passionate educator of financial empowerment for people. Her Financial Empowerment Initiative produces workshops and seminars centred on financial literacy education.

An author, a teacher, an encourager, a coach and more, Pamela combines her passion for financial empowerment along with her experience and training in financial services, financial education and life coaching to educate and motivate people to take action toward achieving financial freedom and personal success that multiplies into positive changes in society.

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The Student and the Slave by Annie Douglass Lima

Take a look at this exciting new young adult action and adventure novel, The Student and the Slave, now available for purchase! This is the third book in the Krillonian Chronicles, after The Collar and the Cavvarach and The Gladiator and the Guard

The series is set in an alternate world that is very much like our own, with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.  Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), a weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima
First, a Little Information about Books 1 and 2: 
Book 1: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


Click here to read chapter 1 of The Collar and the Cavvarach.
Click here to read about life in the Krillonian Empire, where the series is set.


The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass LimaBook 2: The Gladiator and the Guard

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that system crushes him?

Click here to read about life in the arena where Bensin and other gladiators are forced to live and train.



And now, The Student and the Slave, with another awesome cover by the talented Jack Lin!

Book 3: The Student and the Slave


Is this what freedom is supposed to be like? Desperate to provide for himself and his sister Ellie, Bensin searches fruitlessly for work like all the other former slaves in Tarnestra. He needs the money for an even more important purpose, though: to rescue Coach Steene, who sacrificed himself for Bensin’s freedom. When members of two rival street gangs express interest in Bensin’s martial arts skills, he realizes he may have a chance to save his father figure after all … at a cost.

Meanwhile, Steene struggles with his new life of slavery in far-away Neliria. Raymond, his young owner, seizes any opportunity to make his life miserable. But while Steene longs to escape and rejoin Bensin and Ellie, he starts to realize that Raymond needs him too. His choices will affect not only his own future, but that of everyone he cares about. Can he make the right ones … and live with the consequences?


Click here to order The Student and the Slave from Amazon for $2.99 a discounted price of just 99 cents through November 31st!

About the Author:

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and
later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her
husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at
Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since
her childhood, and to date has published fifteen books (three YA action and
adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides
writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction),
scrapbooking, and international travel.

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Email: AnnieDouglassLima@gmail.com
Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com
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Google+: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnGooglePlus

 

Book Excerpt

Excerpt 13
In this excerpt, Bensin’s search for a job turns up an unexpected option that his conscience isn’t sure about.

“Wow, martial arts lessons? Really?” Deiv’s eyes lit up.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “You know anyone who might be interested? I could be flexible about the exact amount. I just need a paying job.”

“I certainly do. I have a bunch of friends who will probably be interested, actually. Could you teach a whole group at a time?”

Bensin hesitated. A group of gang members? But that wasn’t the same as joining a gang. And if he was going to offer to train people, he couldn’t really be picky about who his students would be. After all, it wasn’t as though Mr. Drogum interviewed every potential pupil at the CSF to filter out the ones he thought didn’t deserve to learn a sport.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “I could do that.”

“Okay. Do you mind if I hang onto your ad, then? I’ll check with my friends about the details and give you a call at this number in a couple of days.”

“Sure. That works.”

Bensin wasn’t certain whether to feel excited or uncomfortable as they parted ways. At last he was going to earn some money. That was a relief. And it wasn’t as though he’d be doing anything illegal. He would just be training people, that’s all. Exactly like he had done in his job back in Jarreon, except now he would be the primary teacher, not the assistant. There was nothing wrong with that. Right?

 


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Shine His Light by Marie McGaha

About the Book

Life is messy and it offers a lot of lessons — some are hard, some are funny, and some are surprising. In this new book, award winning author, Marie McGaha offers up lessons learned in her life to help others along the way.

Book Excerpt

Purity & Modesty

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”
~Titus 2:11-12

Purity and modesty seem irrelevant in today’s society. Both men & women wear less clothes in public than what was once worn in private. Appearing scantily clad or even nude in magazines and on TV is the norm for models & actors these days. And what performers are doing on stage these days would’ve gotten them arrested 50 years ago!

Our lives are inundated with a perverted idea of ‘sexy’, and our children are exposed to it from a very early age. But this idea of dressing and behaving in a way that entices and invites is not part of God’s plan.

As people of God, we are to model decency, modesty, and purity in our lives, in dress and in actions. From the way we dress to the way we speak, we are to model Jesus for the world to see. After all, if we look like the world and talk like the world and act like the world, how will the world see Christianity as anything different than everything else in the world?

Unless there is true conversion of the heart, there cannot be conversion of life. We cannot be Christians by words only; Christianity involves our entire being. It is a complete change from our old lives into a brand new being, much like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

1 Peter 1:14 tells us “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance…”

What message about Jesus does your life send to others? Does your speech glorify Him? Does your way of dress respect Him? Do your actions emulate Him?

 

About the Author

Marie McGaha is an award-winning author of Christian non-fiction and fiction. She is an ordained minister, a counselor, and co-owner of Dancing With Bear Publishing with business partner Debbie Roppolo. Marie recently moved from southeast Oklahoma to Idaho where she lives with with her wonderful husband of 17 years, Nathan, daughter Lisa, son-in-law Mike, and grandkids, Meagan and Dax, as well as furbabies, Charlie, Artie, Sonya, Lucy, Emma, & Sassy. Nathan and Marie are members of the Patriot Guard Riders, they enjoy hunting and fishing, and their spoiling grandbabies.

 

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Surviving Tough Times: Delayed But Not Denied by Rodale Dwyer

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Surviving Tough Times… 

  • Gives hope to the hopeless – Everyone has or will face tough times in some aspects of their lives. These challenging times will put your faith to the test. These pivotal times are a part of everyone’s spiritual journey.
  • Shows the power of endurance – Why do some people emerge from crisis with their faith intact while others give up? Endurance is the key to emerging from each crisis with your faith still vibrant and alive.
  • Will Show you how to walk through each crisis while purposefully maintaining your faith.
  • Offers inspiration, encouragement and empowers readers that there is still hope.

“No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God.” – Joyce Meyer

About the Author

Rodale is a licensed Paralegal, commissioner and mediator in the province of Ontario, Canada. She is a dedicated Christian, Evangelist, Philanthropist, Human Rights Activist, Entrepreneur, Wife and Mother.

Rodale is the founder of the G.U.C (Grace Unlimited Charity) in Jamaica founded in 2015. A charity that gives back to the community, “back to school” fundraiser held in August of each year and after school homework club for teenagers.

Rodale is also the founder of the Y.E.T (Young, Educated & Talented) movement founded in Toronto in 2017. The movement inspires young aspiring female entrepreneurs to go after their dreams; while breaking the barriers society places on young women in business.

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Get the Skinny – Answers to 45 Frequently Asked Health & Fitness Questions by Kimberley Payne

About the Book

Get The Skinny debunks the myths and promotes the practices that contribute to healthy living.

Kimberley tackles frequently asked questions such as:
* Does muscle change into fat when I stop exercising?
* Will lifting weights make women bulk up?
* Should I take vitamin supplements?
* Is a flat stomach a realistic goal?
* Can I still exercise after an injury?
* Should I take vitamin supplements?
* Is it possible to spot reduce fat?
* Can ankle weights help burn more calories?
* Are fresh fruits more nutritious than frozen?
* Is fruit juice good for me?

And many more!

 

Book Excerpt

Will lifting weights make women bulk up?

One of my favourite haunts is Chapters bookstore. I love nothing more than to order a steamed milk at Starbucks and then browse through the books for hours on end. Sometimes I’ll peruse the magazine rack and I’m often amazed at the variety of magazines available for every hobby, interest, and sport. I tend to migrate towards the fitness magazines with the body builders on the front cover. Muscles bulging over muscles. And it’s not limited to men either. Women can have bulging muscles too.

 

But not the average woman. We just don’t have the genetic makeup to develop huge muscles. The women on the covers of these magazines devote hours and hours a day lifting very heavy weights. They are on a specific diet and exercise regime to get that big.

 

So no worries if you think that by lifting weights you’ll bulk up. This simply isn’t true. Women have less of the hormone needed to build muscle bulk easily. And because muscle tissue is more dense than fat, adding a little bit more muscle to your body and decreasing your fat actually makes you look leaner—not bigger.

 

It’ll not only help you lose weight, but you’ll sleep better, have more energy, reduce your risk of heart disease, combat loss of bone and decrease your risk of osteoporosis.

 

So put your fears aside and start strength training today.

About the Author

Kimberley Payne is an experienced personal trainer with an interest in helping people experience their optimum physical health while living a balanced life that takes spiritual, emotional and social aspects into account. Visit her website.

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Ten Reminders for the Single Christian Woman by Pamela Q. Fernandes

About the Book

  • Are you a single Christian woman wondering what’s going to happen next in your life?
  • Is your faith wavering as you wait for that special “someone”?
  • Have you been praying and enduring for months only to go though another breakup, failed relationship or bad decision?

If this is you, then this book is for you.
In Ten Reminders for the Single Christian Woman, Pamela Q. Fernandes talks about why you should stay optimistic and remain in God’s love.

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Book Excerpt

Maybe you’re someone who has made a grave mistake or someone whose heart has been broken. Maybe you’re a woman who is doubtful. As a thirty-something woman, I can assure you that it’s natural to feel this way. To wonder, if we’re doing something wrong? Irrespective of which stage of the curve you are, as a single Christian woman, this book is a series of faith reminders as you go about your vocation. It’s not about finding the right partner or getting married or staying single. No, it’s about remembering God’s promises and ensuring that your single life is lived to its fullest. It’s about enjoying and traveling, growing spiritually, sowing the seeds of faith wherever you go and fulfilling your ministry as a single person. This is a time for growing and sowing.

Sometimes our ministry is borne of our deepest pain. God will use your trials for His glory. There are no coincidences in life. Our Father has orchestrated everything.

When we surrender our desperation at the foot of the cross, God can use it marvelously. God asked Moses in Exodus 4:2 (RSV), “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw the staff on the ground, and it became a snake, and Moses drew back from it.

That very staff was used to part the Red Sea and to create all the magic tricks that left the Egyptians spellbound. God used that simple staff and did so many things with it. Powerful things.

With whatever you have right now, God can use it for his glory. God can use your ministry and turn it into something so amazing, that it’s beyond your wildest dreams.

I must admit, I didn’t want to write this book. Like every Christian assignment in my life that the Lord asked me to do, I whined and said no. With my first book, Ten Reminders for the Christian Unemployed, then with the Christian Circle podcast, I had reservations and complaints. Can you imagine that? God asked me to do His work, and I had reservations. Me! The gall of me!

But I did. Why? Because I didn’t want to open my Bible and be confronted with the truth. I didn’t want to read it and find it separating bone from my flesh, pointing out what a hypocrite I was. Showing me that I had failed God in so many ways that I had chosen everything but God at times. I didn’t want to study and learn what I already knew, that I was flawed and sinful. That God was calling me to a life of holiness. In a world where I liked to believe that God was all loving, I didn’t want to confront a God who was also one of justice and one to whom I’d have to give an account of my life to someday.

Then there was the world. What would they say? Liberal Christian women would sneer at me, liberated women would hate me, and my own friends would mock me if they’d ever read a word of what I’d written. Why are you making me write this Lord? Why?

But God wanted me to write. I wrote to my editor, and half prayed she would reject my book because I wasn’t ready to write what God wanted me to write. As I went through Lent and sat down every day at three in the afternoon to pray, God gave me lines of words, promises, from my Bible, or reminded me what to say, when I didn’t know what to write. And that’s the beauty of it. By ourselves, we can do little, but God can take our ordinary staffs and little hands and do magic.

Christ completes you and me. You may be lonely, broken, abused, but God loves you not because of who you are and what you do for Him, but because of who HE is.

He is changing the water of your life into the wine of his kingdom.

I pray that these Ten Reminders that I use to keep me in God’s grace through my season of singlehood will be helpful to you as well.

About the Author

In this follow up book in her Ten Reminder Series, Pamela talks about her own struggles with faith. She explains about discerning a vocation and finding meaning as a single Christian woman. She continues to practice as a doctor and medical writer, occasionally dabbling in fiction. You can listen to her at the Christian Circle Podcast.

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