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The Valley of Decision

$14.95                                                        E-book for $3.49

A faith-based inspirational novel by Major Mitchell

First Lieutenant Cynthia Quentero is wounded in Afghanistan while trying to save the lives of several fellow soldiers. She returns home determined to learn to walk again, where she is unwittingly caught up in a political game built on lies and deceit, which drives her to despair. A faith-based story about self-doubt, love and hope.

“Life for Cynthia Ann Quentero has been anything but easy. The loss of her parents when she was a young child; a paralyzing wound received fighting as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan; and the emotional betrayal of a high school friend running for political office forces her to question her own life and faith. This inspirational, faith-based story based on love of country, family and friends, along with the importance of knowing God’s enduring love, brings Cynthia Quentero full circle. As she seeks to find meaning in her life, the reader is carried along on a journey to rediscover something never truly lost. Major Mitchell has done a great job of relating an inspirational story important to us all.” — Phil Mills, Jr., author of Where a Good Wind Blows

     “ …Major Mitchell takes the reader through the veteran’s doubts and pain of finding her place in the world, and going through rehabilitation…

               (He) captures very well the insecurities and doubts of a disabled veteran going through life. Cynthia uses the same qualities that made her a Marine, as well as relying on her faith in God, to overcome life’s difficulties and find her way to a new life.”—Tom Alberti, author of The Gun Trail

The war in Afghanistan , like all wars, creates wheelchair-bound heroes. Lieutenant Cynthia Ann Quentero’s daily struggle to free herself from the burden of a wheelchair becomes involuntarily merged into the fringe of politics…

Cynthia’s burden and struggle kept me turning the pages to discover a wonderful ending to an exciting story.—Wiley Joiner, author of California’s Golden Glory Days

Even broken-winged Divas Can Fly

$16.95           E-book for $3.99

By Jennifer Kuhns

A sequel to Little Diva on Wheels

Jennifer Kuhns describes her world as a quadriplegic, and her determination to do anything she chooses to do, in spite of her physical limitations. Among other accomplishments, Jennifer has a Masters degree and has published 9 books which she has written. This book is a continuation of her autobiography begun in her book, LITTLE DIVA ON WHEELS.

"This book, Even Broken-Winged Divas Can Fly, is inspirational and allows people to see the upside to all life’s troubles. The author, Jennifer Kuhns, shares how wanting to live life and have life experiences, being part of something, compelled her to find a way to make it so. She shows how she was even able to do things healthy-bodied people cannot do." ---Debbi Mitchell, RN.

the luckiest blind man in the world

$13.95

By Ron Freitas

With failing vision, Ron Freitas  was forced to wear glasses as a youth, then faced night blindness and low vision as a young man. The vision problems progressed until he was declared legally blind later in life, and he has been totally blind for the last forty years.

Never willing to sit idle and feel sorry for himself, Ron earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from California State University, Fresno, and a master’s degree in special education for visually impaired children from California State University, San Francisco. He then taught visually impaired children for the better part of thirty-seven years at Orville Wright Elementary School in Modesto.

It is hoped that visually impaired persons will get some ideas from the book which will help them in dealing with their vision loss. Also, the book will be sold as a fundraiser to be used for the Visually Impaired Persons Support of Modesto projects.

A Journal of Blessings

$9.00

Judith Mitchell, Editor

This   journal allows us to keep track of the daily blessings in our lives. It reminds us  to be grateful and give thanks to God, as well as to others. The scriptures are taken from THE MESSAGE, with permission. It accommodates approximately 4 months' of daily entries.

 

Let the Son shine in

$13.95

A Book of Poetry By Leslie Sousa

"Leslie's heart flows through every poem in Let the Son Shine In. Tears filled my eyes as I read words of tenderness, life, love, sorrow, compassion, love, grace, and hope. This is a book to warm your heart." - Karin Kyle, Women's Ministry Leader, Calvary Chapel Modesto

"Let the Son Shine In took me on a journey through love, loss, grief, adventure and healing. Each poem in this anthology left me anticipating the next. I could not stop reading until I got to thievery last word.  I love the way Leslie used her mother’s poems to launch her own responding poetry. I felt every ounce of Leslie’s mother’s love for Leslie, and in return Leslie’s love for her mother; the pain of her loss, and the peaceful comfort that has followed. The precious messages that this treasury holds have touched my heart deeply. I laughed, I cried, I was inspired, encouraged, and blessed.
I look forward to purchasing a copy of my own and can’t wait to share this beautiful collection.
- Debbie Stephens, Director of Women’s Ministry of Life Community
Church

 

Little Diva on Wheels

$15.95

Little Diva on Wheels---Growing Up Differently-Abled

  An Autobiography By Jennifer Kuhns

Being born ten weeks early literally put a hitch in her get-along. Weighing in at only three pounds twelve ounces, then being diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic, who knew Jennifer could live in an able bodied world as, what she calls differently-abled, with any kind of success. Here she shares the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of doing exactly that, making a place for herself in the world of non-believers and nay-sayers, with the help and support from family and friends.

"Jennifer Kuhns’ Little Diva On Wheels gives us insight into the life journey of a "handicapped” child and her family. Funny and engaging, Jennifer gives us a peak into and forgives us our bumbling, awkward, and occasional rude behavior towards people different than ourselves. The Articles, Reviews, and Reflections section challenges us to reflect on the treatment of disabled people through the ages." -Karen Holcomb, RNC

"Excellent!! I laughed, and cried and learned so much! What a unique experience getting inside the mind and heart of someone who has been labeled, judged and written off as so much less than she is! I will be recommending this book to every human being I know. Thank you for your amazing personality and vulnerability that has allowed us, the readers, to gain such insight to what is true and real in the world of 'disabilities.'"- Tene’ Sylvia, RN and mother of Gabriel-“differently-abled.”

Bloom

$15.95   (also available as an Ebook)

By Heather Vargas

One summer evening changed their lives forever.

If you’ve ever asked, why bad things happen or, where is God when you are facing tragedy, then Bloom is a must read. Heather Vargas gives an honest look at life with authenticity as she travels the road of grief. Bloom will grab at your heart, but you will find yourself laughing amidst tears at her irreverent, fearless tone in addressing complex issues. In the end, Bloom offers hope to all for a better tomorrow.

 “Bloom” is the most honest, vulnerable, personal account of a mother’s grieving heart that I have ever read. One cannot help but feel a powerful bond with the Vargas family as their story of shattered bliss unfolds and begins to resolve. I have no doubt that God will mightily use “Bloom” in his providence for those who seek to pick up the pieces after the death of a cherished child.” - Sandi Cantrell, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dreams of Heaven

alt$18.95

By George Bassett

A collection poems and prose from the pen of Rev. George W. Bassett, centered on the Christian's daily walk with God with a hope and look toward Heaven.

 

 

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