One of my favorite aspects of publishing is the opportunity to read the submitted manuscripts and learn about new things. The world is full of new opportunities to learn about the world and take on something new. Are you looking to pursue a new hobby, new interest, or new perspective? Check out one of these books!
Put A Stamp On It!: Seventy-Seven Sparkling Stories Showcasing How Stamps Have Intercepted Historical Events
By: Herman “Pat” Herst, Jr.
WHAT do the Charley Ross kidnapping, the Dunning sale, Britain’s female mason, Sherlock Holmes and the Littlewood’s pool, the founding of the YMCA, George Sloane, and the Madeline Smith Postcard all have in common? Stamps were an important part of these historical events. Even though we don’t often think of stamps in the context of making history, those small, decorative aspects of the mail system are far more than just there to decorate the envelope. At the heart of every letter, every postal moment for hundreds of years, stamps can be found, changing history as we know it. In this book, author and stamp historian Herman Herst, Jr. shares with us about the rich history of several historical events and the way that stamps influenced them. Told with good humor, perspective, and solid documentation, Herman Herst, Jr. offers us insight into the smallest details of the mail industry – stamps – and shows us that history is often staring back at us every time we mail or open a letter. Come along to share in seventy-seven stories where history proves that stamps are the stars, sealing history in ways we would least expect it.
NEW BELIEVER/SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING:
The Promises Of God Spiritual Checkbook
By: Abigail Lawrence
DO you believe God’s promises apply to you? Believe it or not, there are many individuals who have never heard about the wonderful promises God has in store, just for them. By comparing our spiritual blessings to a checkbook, we are able to gain a practical, visual way in which the promises of God are applicable to our everyday lives. Come along with Abigail Lawrence and explore this realm of spiritual blessings, benefits, and all things life-changing in God as she expounds upon the many benefits that being a Christian believer has to offer you, right where you are, in your life.
Fruit Of The Vine: Study And Commentary On The Fruit Of The Spirit
By: Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.Min., D.D.
MANIFESTING the fruit of the Spirit is an essential aspect of the believer’s life. Jesus calls us to not only produce fruit, but produce more excellent fruit. How can we do this, and how can we operate in the principle of spiritual fruit? How do we recognize it in our lives? In Fruit Of The Vine: Study And Commentary On The Fruit Of The Spirit, Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino invites the reader to learn more about what it means to bear “fruit,” specifically the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Presented with detailed word studies, background information, humor, warmth, and a whole lot of reflections on what it means to be in the vine and live a spiritually fruitful life, this book will change how you view the fruit of the Spirit and developing its important characteristics in your life.
Your Personal Road Map To Self-Fulfillment: A Book For All Families As Life Lessons From A Teacher, Coach, And Parent
DID you know everyone has a philosophy? You might not realize it, but you do. The philosophy you have can either help or hinder you on your personal life journey to self-fulfillment. We all have the same number of hours in a day and a week, and in our lives, we should all focus on the ways we can make our lives be the absolute best they can be. In this book, Harvey D. Heartley, Sr. shares his approach to life and years of life wisdom as a coach, a teacher, and a a parent. Coach Heartley (as he was known) presents his personal answer to your own “Personal Behavior Map To Self-Fulfillment,” breaking it down into 12 areas he calls “The Real Daily Dozen:” Attitude, Relationships, Imagination, Socializing, Education, Mentality, Physical Fitness, Finances, Professionalism, Politics, Sexuality and Spirituality. Having written this book for all people, all families, all races and all cultures, Coach Heartley provides insight into life that will help you jump start your own destiny of self-fulfillment.
Experiencing God: Discovering The God You Can Perceive
How can we know there is a God, and that He is with us? The world today is full of debates about the existence of God, the nature of God, the way we can approach God, and whether or not God reaches out to us. In “Experiencing God: Discovering The God You Can Perceive,” Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.D. discusses the issue of God, answers questions about God, and explains both how we can know God and experience Him in our lives. A combination of apologetics and Bible studies presented in an easy-to-understand manner, this book is perfect for the individual who is seeking, a new believer in the faith, and even the minister of God who is training and preparing others for their own walk with God in their everyday lives.
My Money Has A Mission!: An Introduction To Faith-Based Finances
By: Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.Min., D.D.
TURN on your television, visit a local congregation, sign on to a social network and odds are good you will hear from a minister that tells you God needs your money. They promise everything from new lives to new cars, and an endless flow of “prosperity.” But in a world where ministers have fallen flat on their promises and prosperity seems to be real for only a few, what does God teach us about finances? What should we know about finances from a practical perspective? Join with Dr. Marino to learn the ins and outs of finances from a faith perspective and the ways that you, as a believer, can put your money to its mission in a more profound way. From tithing and offerings to ministry partnership, getting out of debt, and trusting God with all of your financial matters, see the practical ways that the Bible instructs us about money from a wise and purposed perspective.
Your Personal Behavior Map To Self-Fulfillment: A Book For All Families As Lessons From A Teacher, Coach, And Parent
By: Harvey D. Heartley, Sr., Forward by Dean Smith
- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Lee Ann and Veronica’s Publishing (October 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940197295
- ISBN-13: 978-1940197296
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
In his lifetime, Harvey D. Heartley, Sr. touched the lives of many as a teacher and a coach. With a true love for sports and inspiration for encouraging students to be all they could be, Coach Heartley made sure that those he taught and coached were touched not just as students, but as people, as well. Such is evident in his book, Your Personal Behavior Map To Self-Fulfillment: A Book For All Families As Lessons From A Teacher, Coach, and Parent. The book itself is a reprinting of Harvey D. Heartley, Sr.’s original book, A Book For All Families, that was brought back into print by his son, Harvey D. Heartley, Jr.
Written in a manner that sounds much like the advice a coach, mentor, or older friend would give to a student, the book provides the author’s life theories into twelve areas he calls “the real daily dozen:” Attitude, Relationships, Imagination, Socializing, Education, Mentality, Physical Fitness, Finances, Professionalism, Politics, Sexuality and Spirituality. Each of these areas provides information, advice, and guidance on how to navigate life through these different areas and how important and foundational they are to having a personal behavior map to a self-fulfilled life and discovery of purpose and ultimate happiness.
The advice presented in the book is not my personal style, and I will admit that, as a reviewer, I don’t agree with everything the author says or presents. Just because it is not advice I would give or follow, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t right for everyone, or that nobody else can benefit from the book. Even if you don’t agree with the advice for yourself, it is good to learn and hear what others have to say, and I would definitely state that the book is worth a read and is worth discovering how you feel on each of the topics presented. The formatting is a high step up from the original book, and it is presented in a beautiful, easy-to-read format and font, and whether one agrees with the advice, or not, there are a few things that are quite evident in the presentation. The first is that the author clearly cared about his students, teaching, and about education. The second is that he obviously cared about his community and about making a difference in the lives of those around them. This means his ideas are worth a read, and he has a valid voice that should be heard.