Try Something New!

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!

STAMP COLLECTING/HISTORY:

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.

 

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT:

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.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

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.

 

SPIRITUAL CONNECTION:

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.

MONEY MANAGEMENT:

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.