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Publication Date: August 2, 2021

Publisher: MindStir Media


A Golden Thread is a human odyssey of redemption, discovery, and revelation. From the beginning, the protagonist, Jonathan, near to rock bottom in his life. He is estranged from his wife and son. He will do anything to reunite his family. As he struggles to cope with his shame and regret, an inexplicable phenomenon has him in its grip; he is slipping back in time at increasing intervals. Along with this experience, there are the vivid nightmares that bring him back to relive recent past lives. Just when it seems there is no way for this situation to get more extraordinary, Jonathan learns the phenomenon is connected to even bigger things than he could have ever imagined, and he, having no memory of his part, is a key part of an epic struggle between two forces that in the end will determine the fate of humanity.



About the Author

Richard Norton grew up in Portland, Maine. He has spent 28 years in social work providing supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Richard is an artist, musician, and writer. He currently lives in Windham with his wife and son.


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There’s something about second chances —whether it’s romance or just life itself—that touches a deep spot in most of us. Maybe that’s one of the reasons there are so many books on second- chance romance. In this promo, you will find thirty-five great books featuring second chances.

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African American Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Women’s Mental Health

Date Published: December 7, 2021

Publisher: Jess, Mo’ Books LLC



Stepping away from her comfort zone, author JC Miller orchestrates a written tapestry chronicling the fragile state of a woman on the edge of insanity.

Plagued by a lifelong curse of mental illness, Mary Magdalene finds herself spending her golden years in a mental asylum. Her once zealous life becomes minimized to an endless routine of over-stimulating antipsychotic drugs. That is until Salmone Abrams, a hidden jewel from her past, resurfaces and helps her remember who she once was—The Queen of Harlem. Madame Mary Mags.

Inspired by her jazz playlist, JC Miller’s current novella, My Name is Mary Magdalene, shakes the family tree while exploring the often-stigmatized topic of mental health. This fictional spin on the biblical account of Mary Magdalene and her seven demons travels from the late 1940s into the mid-1990s as Mary recalls the battles that tore her life apart. Fear, Lust, Entitlement, Greed, Misery, Dependency, Guilt—emotional baggage that once achingly held her down propels her to victory.



About the Author

JC Miller lives in the scenic Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband, children, and floppy-eared Bassador pup.

Raised by a single mother in the Bronx, JC pulls from early experiences to showcase the soul of urban survival through faith-based novels. She also dedicates much of her time uplifting women via her blog and creating content with partner and friend, MR Spain, through their publishing company, Jess, Mo’ Books LLC.

On her days off, you can find JC whipping up her famous Red Velvet cake and listening to songs from her impressive vinyl record collection.


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Renovating Your Mind

“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more” (Revelaion 3: 12).

The scripture verse above is the focus of the devotional reading for January 10th in Patrick Egle’s devotional Renovating Your Mind. I think it was no coincidence that as I leafed through this book before settling down to read, this devotional caught my eye.

In it, Patrick speaks about how he and his wife prayed about what the Lord would have them do with their lives, and after much prayer, he felt the Lord say to him, “Richard, you need to strengthen that which needs to remain strong.”

Patrick believed God was telling him that his marriage needed to be a pillar, firmly established in the Lord, so that when the storms of live come, his marriage would remain standing. I believe this not only pertains to Richard and his marriage, but to all of us, because storms come to us all, and if we are not firmly rooted and grounded in Christ, we will crumble.

With 365 devotions, Renovating Your Mind encourages and challenges readers to “renovate” their minds by changing their thinking from perspective to the truth of God’s word. The book is not some great theological work, but the simple journaling of a layman bent on helping others from every level and every denomination come to understand that despite the struggles we all sometimes face, we can learn to trust in God and experience the joy and freedom He so freely offers.

If you are looking for a devotional to encourage and strengthen your faith in the new year, I highly recommend this book.

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Coming of Age

Date Published: May 5, 2021

Publisher: MindStir Media



How did the first Americans end up last in America?

From Dog to Wolf is the story of Daniel Graywolf, an Oglala Lakota teen struggling to survive on the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Shy and a loner, young Daniel escapes the drama of life there by wandering the creek beds and washed-out roads in search of specimens for his rock collection; a practice that has earned him the regrettable nickname “Rock Dog.” One day he meets Dr. Robert Timberland, a geology professor from the nearby university. Together they solve the mystery of an important find Daniel has made while searching ancestral lands near the reservation. With the help and wisdom of tribal elders, they devise a plan that brings about the long-deserved restitution for his Sioux ancestors. To succeed will require considerably more of Daniel than just human resolve.



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Memoir

Date Published: November 12, 2021

Publisher: Acorn Publishing



Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem: someone is trying to kill her.

She must fight to save herself and her little brother from the stark realities of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. To evade the evil Russian spies her mother believes are after them, they forgo sleep, speak in whispers, and live on the run. Her mother searches for hidden listening devices, writes rambling manifestos about the impending Communist takeover, and attempts to kill herself and her children to protect them from rape, torture, and murder at the hands of the government. Controlling the chaos seems impossible—Leslie rebels, which only angers her mother, but when she obeys, terrible consequences follow.

Eventually, the police place Leslie and her brother in foster care. Freedom from her mother’s paranoia and violent tendencies offers the young girl a glimmer of hope, but she plummets into despair under the oppressive weight of abusive, alienating homes. All seems lost until a teacher intervenes, risking everything to bring Leslie to safety, to show her the redemptive power of trust and patience, and to prove unconditional love is possible, even without the bond of blood.

When I Was Her Daughter is a raw, honest account of one girl’s terrifying childhood journey through madness, loss, and a broken foster care system, where only the lucky and most resilient survive.



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Leslie Ferguson is an accomplished educator, editor, and writing coach. As a youth in foster care, she dreamed about becoming a teacher. She earned her credential at the University of Redlands and returned to her alma mater to teach advanced English before obtaining a master’s degree in English literature and an MFA in creative writing from Chapman University. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. A member of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, Leslie is a repeat performer at So Say We All’s VAMP! and Poets Underground. She lives in the greater San Diego area with her husband, where she binge-watches coming-of-age character dramas and reminisces about her glory days as an All-American basketball player and collegiate Hall-of-Fame athlete. When I Was Her Daughter is her first book.

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Memoir

Date Published: November 12, 2021

Publisher: Acorn Publishing



Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem: someone is trying to kill her.

She must fight to save herself and her little brother from the stark realities of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. To evade the evil Russian spies her mother believes are after them, they forgo sleep, speak in whispers, and live on the run. Her mother searches for hidden listening devices, writes rambling manifestos about the impending Communist takeover, and attempts to kill herself and her children to protect them from rape, torture, and murder at the hands of the government. Controlling the chaos seems impossible—Leslie rebels, which only angers her mother, but when she obeys, terrible consequences follow.

Eventually, the police place Leslie and her brother in foster care. Freedom from her mother’s paranoia and violent tendencies offers the young girl a glimmer of hope, but she plummets into despair under the oppressive weight of abusive, alienating homes. All seems lost until a teacher intervenes, risking everything to bring Leslie to safety, to show her the redemptive power of trust and patience, and to prove unconditional love is possible, even without the bond of blood.

When I Was Her Daughter is a raw, honest account of one girl’s terrifying childhood journey through madness, loss, and a broken foster care system, where only the lucky and most resilient survive.


About the Author

Leslie Ferguson is an accomplished educator, editor, and writing coach. As a youth in foster care, she dreamed about becoming a teacher. She earned her credential at the University of Redlands and returned to her alma mater to teach advanced English before obtaining a master’s degree in English literature and an MFA in creative writing from Chapman University. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. A member of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, Leslie is a repeat performer at So Say We All’s VAMP! and Poets Underground. She lives in the greater San Diego area with her husband, where she binge-watches coming-of-age character dramas and reminisces about her glory days as an All-American basketball player and collegiate Hall-of-Fame athlete. When I Was Her Daughter is her first book.

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This is a review of the book 1% Better written by Nik Nikic and co-authored by his son Chris. For those who don’t know, Chris, who has Down Syndrome, became the first person with that condition to complete an IRONMAN triathlon.

From the moment Chris Nikic was born, his parents knew he could achieve anything he set his mind to do. So when he became involved in triathlons with the Special Olympics, his dad, Nik, took on the role of coach and encouraged Chris to aim even higher. Together, they set their sights on making history—Chris becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.

In his book 1% Better, Nik Nikic recounts the story of how his son Chris became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon. Chris encountered many challenges during each phase of the triathlon, until he came to the last leg of the race, and it looked like he would not be able to complete it. But his father reminded him and the others with him that God had sent His angels to watch over Chris and bring him safely home.

That was all that was needed. Chris found his rhythm once more and crossed the finish line, arms held high, and with a little time to spare.

Written from Chris’s father’s perspective, Nik shares the 1% Better mindset that has helped Chris achieve many of his goals—and the underlying principles of the 1% Better system can help you pursue and achieve your dreams too! Through Chris and Nik’s story, learn the benefits of applying the model to your own life and discover how to:

  • Overcome the mental hurdles of pain
  • Stay motivated using three irrefutable laws of motivation
  • See failures as opportunities for improvement
  • Form a lifelong habit of success

I highly recommend this book.

Publisher’s Note: 1% Better is written in Nik Nikic’s voice. Chris and his accomplishments are the focus of 1% Better, and Chris is a coauthor of the book as he was interviewed by his father and the writer.

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Have you or someone you know ever experienced adversity? Sounds like a rhetorical question, doesn’t it? Everyone experiences adversity at some point, but when this happens, do you struggle with the thought that it may either be due to your fault or maybe God is not that good after all? Maybe He cares about others but not you? If these and similar questions have entered your mind then you need to get Overcoming Adversity, an online Bible Study by All for Jesus Ministry.

All for Jesus is a not-for-profit retreat ministry started by Rich and Linda Case. They are a married couple, believers in Christ and regularly attending church, but felt that something was not quite right in their spiritual walk. The truths and promises of Scripture did not seem attainable in their personal life. “Was salvation just a “ticket to Heaven” as most of the Christian church teaches and that the abundant life was for when we get to Heaven?”

Overcoming adversity takes us through the Word to help us see that God is absolutely good. Experiencing adversity is a normal part of life in this fallen world. According to All For Jesus, some of the difficult times come from God, but most of it does not. The good news is that there are remedies for all of them and we need to learn how we can overcome them and live the life God intends us to have.

The curriculum of Overcoming Adversity is divided into eight modules, each having two parts. Module 1 deals with a planned life and the effects of the fall. From there it goes on to talk about types and causes of adversity, which type are we facing, how to take authority over the adversity and how to overcome persecution—the attack of Satan.

This study is normally $30 but you can get it for FREE with this promotion! Here is the link for All for Jesus so you can learn more about them.  https://afjministry.com/

If you have ever experienced adversity, as we all have, you do need to sign up for this course. Click on this link:  Overcoming Adversity 

I have already begun to study the material and am finding it very enlightening. I hope you do too.

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