Clarity: 365 Ways to Find Focus byW. George Elliott

ClarityCalling himself a ‘regular guy,’ author W. George Elliott has composed a year-long collection of daily readings that are meant to inspire and encourage you on your walk. Written over the course of 46 days in early 2016, Elliott shares personal stories from his past about good and bad things that have happened to him. There are also stories about his activities and experiences with the current people around him in an effort to demonstrate how God has continued to move in his life – even before Elliott gave his heart to the Lord. In this volume you will meet a number of people the author considers important to his ongoing walk and tells you that even on your worse day, you are not alone. If you are just starting your walk or have been a follower of Jesus Christ for years, you should find something in each reading that will continue to give you the clarity you need to keep moving forward in your Christian walk.

 
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My Media experience spans over 37 years with most of that in Broadcasting. I currently own and operate a small-town weekly community newspaper in southern British Columbia Canada. I have been in the newspaper business just over 15 years. I write a lot of articles that are entirely local in content, I write and design advertising campaigns, I have spent 12 years writing radio ad copy and spent six seasons as play-by-play webcaster for a local Junior B hockey team. I launched a freelance writing business from my home in January 2014 and that has been what inspired me to start writing eBooks.
 
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Stars Shine After Dark and Day Camp in Hawaii both by Paula Hrbacek

Stars Shine After Dark, a sweet Christian romance, available in paperback, Kindle and Nook.

Day Camp in Hawaii, a complete program guide for summer camp or summer school, available in paperback, Nook and Kindle. For more information see http://paulahrbacek.weebly.com or my author page at https://www.amazon.com/author/paulahrbacek

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star cover smallStars Shine After Dark takes romance past the wedding and into the conflicts that lie ahead.

Stars Shine After Dark, by Paula Hrbacek is a sweet love story that has faith woven through the plot and used as a means of making decisions. Faith is the compass that guides them through their problems.

Mona is an actress who grew up in Hollywood. She is trying to revamp her image from a child actor to a mature woman. She decides to go to college, and makes friends with her agent’s niece. The niece introduces her to Tim, a football star for UCLA.

They are both stars, both successful. It should be a fairy tale romance, but someone is leaking stories to the press that aren’t true. Mona intends to find out who is leaking the stories, and stop it.

Tim is offered a contract to play professional ball, but before he can sign the contract, his career is ended by a car crash. Mona reacts by being strong, and kicking her own career into high gear. Tim goes into real estate, and hates his job. He is jealous of her success. He thinks about divorce, and comes up with a plan that will let them separate without harming Mona’s image in the eyes of her conservative fans. He still loves her, he just isn’t happy with his life. He discusses his problems with a friend, a woman who also has broken dreams and unfulfilled ambitions. Because of her insights, Tim turns to meditation and examines his heart.

Mona finds her answer by reading the book of Hosea. She realizes that she has lost sight of what is really important to her, and decides to change her relationship with Tim. They may have been going through a dark period, but if they are stars, they will find a way to keep their love shining.

“Stars Shine After Dark is a unique story. I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it before. There are some exciting moments from twists in the plot, and not torrid sex scenes. It is a book both men and women can enjoy.” Says Laura V. Hilton, The Road to Romance, Oct. 22, 2003.

“Very highly recommended,” writes Liana Metal. “It’s an exciting story that will satisfy those who like romance. It is certainly a very modern, yet, romantic story that includes elements of the every-day student lifestyle. This book caters for everyone who loves romance and it is an easy and enjoyable read.” http://liamet.tripod.com

“The author has a vocabulary and doesn’t need smutty gutter language and explicit sex to tell a good story,” says Rosemary Stanovsky. “It’s a feel good book.”

“Not your typical romance, Stars Shine After Dark is more about relationships and the issues that all too often ruin a marriage. This is a very well written book, addressing the conflicts faced by the characters and how they deal with them. It is, after all, not the problems that life hands us in marriage, but how we face and handle them that matter. You will enjoy this book,” writes Peggy Phifer, editor, Wordsmith News, wordsmithshoppe.com.

“It handles the love scenes so nicely,” says Betty Del Gallo. “I got to the scene where they go off together and said to myself ‘oh boy, her it comes.’ But it wasn’t like the other books out there. It was refreshing.”

“…compelling, well-written and contains a valuable message.” The Writer’s Edge.

Stars Shine After Dark

Sweet, contemporary Christian romance

Available in paperback, Nook and Kindle from Amazon and B&N and ebooksonline.com The Kindle version is on sale for .99.

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paulapurplePaula Hrbacek majored in journalism and art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of three trade books: St. Louis Is for Families, Bethany Press; Created in Faith, Concordia; and Bible Verses for Young Children, CBP Press. Her latest release is Day Camp in Hawaii, a program guide for any type of summer camp or recreational program, published by Create Space. Paula writes two newspaper columns for the Examiner; Children’s Arts and Crafts, http://www.examiner.com/childrens-arts-and-crafts-1-in-panama-city/paula-hrbacek and Book Reviews http://www.examiner.com/book-review-8-in-panama-city/paula-hrbacek .

She is married, has four children (three Eagle Scouts and one Gold Girl Scout) and is the grandmother of five. She and her husband reside in Pensacola Florida. You can follow her on Twitter as @PHrbacek.

New book offers program activities for summer camp or summer school.

When school lets out for summer there will be a variety of programs for youth to keep them busy during the summer months. The directors of these programs will be interested in a new book, Day Camp in Hawaii. This book offers a summer camp program for elementary age students that can be used by any youth group, camp or summer school program.

“When I was in charge of Cub Scout Day Camp, I thought the best part of the job was coming up with all the activities, games, crafts and songs needed for the program,” the author, Paula Hrbacek said. “Later, I worked for Campfire and the YMCA doing after school and summer programs. They used a theme for each week of camp, too. Even though they were different programs, they still used games, songs and skits.”

It was difficult for Hrbacek to find enough activities for a week of camp using a tropical theme. Instead, she wrote her own activities such as the deaf sign language hula dance. She rewrote the song “Tiny Bubbles (in the wine)” and turned it into “Mighty Cub Scouts in a line.” It meets the Cub Scout requirement for using sign language, but if the name of the organization is changed, it could also be used to meet Girl Scout requirements for dancing and singing as well.

Writing her own activities was the easy way to come up with an original and fun program. Hrbacek majored in journalism and art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She’s the author of three arts and crafts books and one novel. Currently, she writes about children’s arts and crafts for the Panama City edition of The Examiner, a free online newspaper. In addition to her publishing credits in Highlights, Pack-o-Fun and other magazines, she has a degree in elementary education from Pensacola Junior College and experience teaching art in a Catholic school.

A stay-at-home mother of four, Hrbacek has fifteen years experience leading Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She received the District Award of Merit from Boy Scouts for her work on the Cub Scout Summer Day Camp Program. She was also given the Girl Scout Outstanding Volunteer Award for her work with Juniors, Cadettes and Senior Scouts.

“The attendance record is a brilliant idea,” said Roy Smith, the air rifle instructor at the camp. “She saved herself a lot of paperwork with that one.”

Shannon Drake-Bleakney, a Cub Scout Day Camp Director in Indiana said “I was very impressed by your Day Camp In Hawaii ebook.”

Day Camp in Hawaii has everything a summer program needs; games, sports, crafts, art projects, Hawaiian lore and trivia facts, geology, skits, songs, guest speaker suggestions, first aid, CPR, tourism, music and dance. It also includes money saving tips, time savers, and organization and management tips. Every activity has an introduction that is educational, and a closing thought that reinforces a basic value, such as honesty, hard work, and friendship.

The activities are grouped into two age levels. Lower level activities are for grades K to 3. Upper level activities are for grades 4 to 6.

“I did a similar event for Girl Scouts at Cluster Camp,” Hrbacek says. “Many of the activities in this book can be used for that program, too. Other leaders came up to me and asked where I found all the ideas we were using, so I tried to make the book meet as many program requirements as I could, and make it adaptable to as many situations as I could. It isn’t just for day camp; it can be used at family camp, a church outing, Webelos overnighter, Cluster events, a Mom and Me sleepover, or even just a troop or pack’s campout for a weekend.”

“This is a great book,” commented Laurie Flynn, an artist in Pensacola FL. “There are a lot of great ideas in here. It gives a leader a lot of choices.”

Campers who participated in these activities when Hrbacek ran it as a camp program said it was “awesome” and “the best camp ever.” Leaders commented the program was “well organized” and “easy to do”.

Day_Camp_in_Hawaii_Cover600Day Camp in Hawaii is available from Amazon and Barnes & Nobel as a paperback, Nook or Kindle. Bookstores can order in quantity from Create Space.

Day Camp in Hawaii

Published by Create Space

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Individual copies available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobel

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Paperback, Nook and Kindle editions

132 pages, 8 ½ x 11

$9.95

A Pluralistic Portrait of God by Lisa Bugayong

godPeople of the World Ask: Who Is God?

This is a powerful question that deserves serious consideration.

A Pluralistic Portrait of God explores the question “Who is God?” by investigating the major religions. Lisa Bugayong believes that each different faith brings a new perspective of the divine to life. It is only when all the pieces are put together that the puzzle of “Who is God?” can be solved.

Chapters within this book are organized by religion, including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Each chapter explains the history of that religion and how their beginnings and growth promote their own unique view of God. The author also explains how all the faiths, though having different perceptions of God, amazingly all point to the same moral values.

Listen to a radio interview with the author at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/strategic-book-club/2011/03/14/lisa-bugayong-a-pluralistic-portrait-of-god.

About the Author: Lisa Bugayong researched this book because she hoped to make at least a small impact on the important issue of violence done in the name of God. Her mission is to work toward peace, beginning by showing respect and understanding to everyone, since she believes that each of us is uniquely created by God. Bugayong, her husband and three children reside in Laguna Hills, California.

A PLURALISTIC PORTRAIT OF GOD (e-Book ISBN: 978-1-62516-311-0, Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62516-325-7) is available for $9.99 at:
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The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-60693-631-3, $9.95) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://www.eloquentbooks.com/APluralisticPortraitOfGod.html or at http://www.amazon.com or http://search.barnesandnoble.com.

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Hearing from God by Dr. Edward Omo Igbesoko

image001What Does God Have to say to Us? Just Listen!

This book was conceived during a year-long session of Bible study as the topic turned to Hearing from God. Those who participated found the experience so insightful that they wanted to preserve the teachings that sprung forth. Thus was born this joyful book.

Over the course of that year in the sweltering Nigeria heat, this small group of intellectuals met weekly for their Bible study session, only to discover an entirely new way of interpreting Christian doctrine and relating to God. Taking turns, each participant led the session, articulating his own wisdom with well-known passages that took on a new and divine meaning through group study.

As the year progressed, the group’s attention became transfixed on a new aspect of faith: Hearing from God. At every meeting, the participants remained in rapt focus, absorbing the wisdom and re-reading the Bible they thought they knew so very well. This amazing book preserves their findings for generations to come.

Watch the video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXfcb9TGy8M

HEARING FROM GOD: A MANUAL FOR WALKING WITH GOD (ISBN: 978-1-61204-415-6) is now available for $13.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:

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About the Author: Dr. Edward Omo Igbesoko was born in Warri, Nigeria. Growing up in this oil rich city led him to a successful career in the petroleum industry. After retiring from the senior finance staff at Shell Petroleum Development of Nigeria, Ltd., Dr. Igbesoko relocated to Sapele, Nigeria, where he currently lives. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in theology, contributes scholarly papers to religious lectures and seminars, and devotes much of his time to the study of the words of God. This is the author’s first book. He is currently working on a new project, Understanding for Higher Minds, compiling his extensive seminar and lecture writings.

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Mormon Diaries by Sophia L. Stone

Brought up in a religious home, Sophia believes the only way to have a forever family is by following church leaders and obediently choosing the right. She goes to the right school, marries the right man in the right place, and does the right thing by staying home to raise her children. But when she starts asking questions about grace, love, and the nature of God, she realizes her spiritual struggles could rip her family apart.
“Sophia Stone has a fine eye and a searching heart. Her story of growing up in and reaching through her Mormonism for a deeper, more authentic spirituality reflects all the ways that religion can both keep us satisfied with easy answers and push us to more difficult and complicated realizations. We need a hundred more books like this one . . . “ –Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl
“Sophia Stone captured my attention from the beginning. This collection of personal essays, about questioning the legitimacy of Mormonism after having faith in the religion for the first 30-something years of her life, is not just a controversial quake to a reader’s heart and soul. Stone’s voice is brave, bold and intriguing. And surprisingly relatable to someone who is not religious.”—Jessica Bell, author of String Bridge

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