Introducing Whit Lester, author of Many Times Lonely, Never Alone: My Guardian Angel

“My publishing experience with Outskirts Press was a very pleasant and satisfactory one. It is affordable, fast, efficient and most rewarding. All of the consultants – from my personal consultant, author representative, manuscript review team, revision specialist and publishing consultant – were quite professional, helpful, and courteous. The revision specialist, author representative and publishing consultant were also very patient and accommodating with me during the several revisions of my book. They all provided informative and prompt responses to all of my questions. I was quite pleased with the overall experience of publishing with Outskirts Press.”

WHIT LESTER is a former Marine and member of the Marine Corps’ elite Special Operations Unit, Force Recon (now a part of Marine SOC). Since graduating from the Univ. of Ga. with a degree in Forestry, he has worked as an industrial, government and private consulting forester. Working throughout the SE U.S. during a 48 year career, he now owns a consulting forestry firm, Gulf-Atlantic Forestry, based at Crawford, Ga. He can be reached by e-mail at gulfatlanticforestry@yahoo.com.

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All of us are survivors. Some are physical survivors, having survived death or serious injuries. Others are emotional survivors. A few of us have survived many things in life. Why do some survive, a few numerous times, while others do not? Perhaps it is because the survivor still has an important purpose for being left alive, with mind intact. Is it not a reasonable conclusion to believe that a survivor has a personal Guardian Angel who has the job of keeping him or her alive until that purpose is fulfilled? Does the survivor know the purpose for which he or she has been spared; or perhaps is fulfilling that purpose unawares? When someone has survived time after time; is there a message that he or she should be seeking the purpose for the survivals? This is a story of one person’s numerous survivals and his quest to discover the reason he has been spared and the purpose for which he has been left on the earth. There is also one disappointment in life that has not been survived and from which his Guardian Angel cannot save him. This is a book about survival, by a survivor, for survivors. It may also help others to survive crises encountered in life.

Introducing Chakeva A. Harris, author of Beyond the Break

“Stupendous is a word used to describe my experience with Outskirts Press. At the close of writing my book, I had no idea how to get it published or even where to start. I didn’t even know much about Outskirts Press as a company. However, in researching several options with other publishers, I found Outskirts Press to be the most effective and affordable option for me. From the beginning process to the very end, the representatives held my hand and walked me through every fine detail with ease. They made me feel important and that my ideas and thoughts mattered. They even made me feel as if my book was the only book with purpose! I am sure everyone else who has published through Outskirts Press feels the same way! My dream of becoming an author is no longer a dream, but now a reality and I am most grateful! Thank you Outskirts Press! I will definitely use your services again for my next masterpiece!”

Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is a native of Macon, Georgia born from the parentage of Samson Harris and the late Minister Gladys S. Harris. She received her undergraduate education from Georgia Southern University and Christian Life School of Theology. Evangelist Harris began singing for the Lord at the tender age of 5 and gave her life willfully to Christ at age 8. She discovered her true identity as a chosen vessel in Christ at age 16 and accepted the call to preach the gospel in May of 2006. From that time forward, she has devoted her life to being a messenger for Christ. Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is truly a singer, songwriter, recording artist, worship leader, teacher, preacher, prayer warrior, and now author infused by the hand of God. Evangelist Harris is passionate about working with battered and abused women, hurting families and the youth of today. She is also empowered to cross racial barriers and help those of all ages, nationalities, creeds and colors. Her mission is to play a vital role in cultivating nations to return to the heart of God through authentic worship in spirit and in truth. Through this mission, God allowed Evangelist Harris to give birth to “Heart of Judah Outreach Ministry” in January of 2009. Evangelist Chakeva A. Harris is a “powerhouse” of a preacher known for speaking a rhema word into the lives of others. Her unique zeal for God, charismatic delivery of His Word, and angelic voice has been proven to transform the lives of others for the better. Evangelist Harris proudly serves as an Associate Pastor at Agape Covenant Worship Center in Macon, Georgia, under the dynamic leadership of Pastor R. Marquis and Lady Marlena Belcher. In closing, Evangelist Harris truly believes that all things are possible through Jesus Christ…Only Believe!

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Have you ever encountered a “David-Saul” situation in your life? Have you ever been entangled by your loyalty to someone whom you loved, admired and looked up to only to experience the devastation of their unrequited love toward you? Have you ever felt “used up” and treated like a puppet of performance by those of false leadership…, only seeking what your gift could do for them, but never really having your best interest at heart? Perhaps you feel forsaken, broken, withdrawn, used, abused, neglected, hated, discredited and downright discouraged because the pursuit of the enemy after what God invested in you has been catastrophically great. If so, then this book is just for you! Beyond the Break has been designed specifically to encourage those who are currently in or those who have survived the struggles of being anointed and appointed by God, but still considered the unlikely candidate by mankind. Even after surviving the deepest church hurt, many of us are often left with a film of residue that tends to linger in our hearts and minds. Yet, through the entrance of the Word of God that brings light to the darkest elements of our lives, there is great hope! Through the life of King David, Evangelist Chakeva Harris will take you through an epic journey with God that will leave you with a greater understanding of the “why” factor in your life, as well as, assist you in evoking the power embedded in you to overcome the javelins being so furiously launched at you. As you read each page, it is with sincere hope that the words of encouragement, restoration and reconciliation leap off of the pages and into your innermost being as you began to move Beyond the Break! Ready? Let’s go!

Introducing Mollie Patterson, author of Tears To Joy: Finding God’s Love Through The Heartache

“I really enjoyed publishing my first book Tears To Joy: Finding God’s Love Through The Heartache. I am very amazed at the outcome. It is more than I ever hoped for. You worked with me to make this dream come true. I would recommend you to anyone who wants to publish a book. My experience with you was a great one. My author representative was great and helped me throughout the process. I am thinking about writing another book and I am definitely going to use Outskirts Press again.”

Mollie Patterson is a thirty-eight year old Christian woman attending college and living in Hornell N.Y. with her husband Lucas She enjoys reading the Bible, writing, dancing, singing and spending time with my loved ones. She suffered many years with the aids virus but now is healthy taking medication to help control the virus. She lives on the faith of Jesus Christ and aids medicines. She endured a lot, but her faith in God remained and that’s when she discovered God’s love. That is when He took her from Tears to Joy. You can find her book on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Outskirts Press, and many other places. It is an intriguing book and you won’t be able to put it down. Mollie loves Jesus with all her heart and soul. She will take you on a journey you won’t forget. It will be like your right there with her going through all the heartache.

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Mollie was fatherless, abused, molested and neglected. Then, she became a Christian at nineteen years old and two years later was given two weeks to live. God saved and healed her and gave her another chance at life! In this life, we will go through a lot of pain but Jesus is there with us through it all. People need lots of love and patience to get through the pain of this life. That is how God took her from “Tears to Joy.”

Introducing Noni Strand, author of Rooted and Grounded in Love

“Thank you, Outskirts Press, for helping me make my dream – the publication of my book – come true! When I first completed my manuscript, I was overwhelmed by the thought of self-publishing and I had no idea how to find a publisher. Outskirts gave me the best of both worlds: the expertise and guidance of a publisher with the freedom and joy of self-publishing. I don’t know of any other publishing company that could be more helpful, affordable, efficient, and trustworthy than Outskirts! Lisa was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in the pre-production process, and Colleen kept things moving quickly throughout production. I can’t say enough good things about Outskirts! I know they will be my choice of publisher for my next book!”

Noni Strand is an ordained Lutheran pastor who served for 23 years as Campus Pastor at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. She earned an MA in Earth Literacy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. She currently serves as Staff Chaplain at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas. She and her husband, Virg Augustine, live in Salina along with their son, Luke, a college student.

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An Invitation to Grow in Relationship. The wisdom of plants and the resources of faith help couples nourish their relationships with one another, God, and all of Creation in this book of devotions, prayers, and active reflections. Drawing from 23 years of service with young people on a college campus and Earth as teacher, the author utilizes the life cycle of a plant to explore the intricacies of relationships, marriage, and living more sustainably. From soil and seed, through roots and leaves and reproduction, to death and compost, readers are invited to reflect on God, love, conflict, children and parenting, the Bible, faith, forgiveness, sexuality, care of Creation, and other facets of life together. Rooted and Grounded in Love: Devotions for Growing Couples celebrates both the challenges and joys of living together in healthy, committed, and faithful relationships with a Loved One, God, and everything and everyone around us.

Introducing Amy Walker, author of Surviving the Church

“My experience with Outskirts Press was both enjoyable and impressive. As a first time author, I didn’t know what to expect and appreciated a knowledgeable staff that kept me informed about each step of the publishing process. The details of publishing can get overwhelming but I was thankful for the continued support and encouragement that Outskirts Press weaved into their service. I am happy with the finished product and have recommended OP to others who are looking for an affordable and professional way to self-publish. Thank you Bridget for all your hard work!”

Amy Walker lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three children. For sixteen years she has ministered primarily through administration and publications within the Church. Author of “Restoring Hope to Your Faith” blog site, she is passionate about God’s truth and helping people strengthen their faith. You can contact the author at hopetofaith@gmail.com.

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To a person of faith, the Church is the body of Christ created to extend God’s love and grace here on earth. What can seekers and believers do when life inside the Church habitually drives them to seek sanctuary in the arms of the world instead? Countless people have experienced burnout and been subject to guilt trips and methods of manipulation in the name of ministry while their relationship with God suffers the consequences. What can you do when you become disenchanted with God’s people? How can the Church win back the countless souls who have walked away in a desperate act of self-preservation? Is there a way to restore hope to your faith? Believers, seekers, pastors, leaders, the burned-out and the passionate are all invited to join the discussion. If you have not suffered the soul-crushing blows to your faith that can happen within the Church then chances are you know someone who has. It is a life-altering experience with eternal consequences. Together we can learn to recognize the pitfalls that subtly creep into our congregations enabling us to intervene before it’s too late. Those who have already left the Church will see that all is not lost when their hope is in Jesus Christ. As the disenchanted endeavor to rebuild their faith, God will reveal a path to restoration and reconciliation.

Introducing Cyndi White, author of Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven

“I’m amazed at how well you handled what might have been unfamiliar sorts of words and scriptures. May you and your families be overtaken with spiritual blessings!”

Cyndi White has been walking with Yeshua (Jesus) since 1984. She and her husband reside in Brunswick, Maryland. Their prayer is that everyone receives healing and employment from heaven in these last days. Cyndi says, “I’m not your parent or pastor or teacher – just another kid on the planet who has stumbled and bumbled and hated and loved through her life. So I hope you can trust me to tell you something that might help you in your life.”

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After years of physical pain and weakness, Cyndi White read in the Gospels that Jesus healed all those who yielded to His love, mercy, and light. She knew her brothers and sisters were also hurting and seeking Jesus as best as they knew how. In 1984, the fire of the Holy Spirit came to her from heaven, setting her free from agoraphobia, manic-depression, alcoholism, a smoking addiction, hatred, and an inability to forgive. She and her husband recently began a five-year journey to reunite with the fire from heaven, seeking to understand the deeper matters of God. Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven is the result of that quest. “My husband and I have wakened to the sounds of revival again in America, a revival that is spreading through the whole world! The eyes of our understanding have been opened. My heart’s desire is for every one of us to come into our full potential for the bearing of spiritual fruit for His Glory. I pray this can be a spiritual GPS for you to receive your healing and commissioning.” Our prayer is that Western congregations grow up strong and mighty in what the Holy Spirit wants for us that we might be fire and light to the world in the increasing darkness. The Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit want to speak with you. They’re just waiting for you to dial down, turn off the world, and listen. And receive the Trinity’s overwhelming love, healing, and commissioning.

Introducing Keith A. Swainson, author of Heresy

“Publishing with Outskirts Press was definitely the right choice. They were simply amazing to work with during all phases of the publishing process. I liked the fact that they were always waiting on me, not the other way around. After I approved the final manuscript, I was shocked to see my book available on Amazon only three days later. A friend of mine who published with another publisher has no Amazon page, has no Barnes & Noble page, and has no author web page. He has no way to sell his books, while my books are literally available around the world. Thanks Outskirts! Will definitely publish with you again!”

Keith A. Swainson is an engineer by trade and a theologian at heart. He has poured his life into Heresy for fifteen years and can now say, “It is finished.” Contact the author at: keith.swainson.heresy@gmail.com, or like him on Facebook at: Heresy by Keith Swainson, or follow him on Twitter @HeresySwainson.

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Are You Waiting for the Second Coming of Christ, the Tribulation, the Rapture? But what if everything you know about the End Times…is wrong? In this provocative, exhaustively researched, unprecedented book, Keith Swainson takes you through a series of clear, self-evident conclusions which, when added to one another, form the structure for an understanding of the Bible that will revolutionize how you think about Jesus and Scripture. Heresy takes as its basis the idea that Jesus was truly God in the flesh. Swainson looks at the three genetically interrelated monotheistic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – and asks: Does the Qur’an hint at Jesus being something more than a mere prophet, or even a great messenger? Does an honest reading of Jewish texts hint at the possibility of God coming in the flesh? Does the Christian faith really treat Jesus as God in the flesh, or does it subject Him to constraints meant for men? Answering these and other questions, Swainson shows us that the seeming contradictions throughout the Bible are confusing only if Jesus is being regarded as a man, not as God. Swainson blows away the dust and cobwebs of millennia of interpretations from a Church full of preconceived notions, and shows that the words and deeds of Jesus, as God in the flesh, preach against a Second Coming. Heresy concludes that the kingdom of God Jesus preached about is fully here and now in the lives of believers throughout the world, and that it cannot be more fully realized than it already is. If the kingdom of God is here and now…what does that mean to you as a believer? Powerful, thought-provoking, and revolutionary, Heresy will take your life, and your faith, in a direction you never imagined possible.

Introducing Hal and Debbi Perkins, author of Discipled by Jesus

“Every part of the process was done with excellence. I am very pleased and grateful.”

Hal and Debbi Perkins seek to meet with Jesus daily in order to be discipled by Him moment by moment. Their first discipling ministry was to their now grown four children, all of whom are in full-time professional ministry. Their first priority in 40 years of pastoral ministry was making disciples and disciplemakers. This is their sixth book on various disciplemaking themes, including their popular book for parents, If Jesus Were A Parent. They travel full time, doing conferences and revivals for churches, seeking to strengthen all who are willing in being and making Christlike disciples. See their website: http://www.heartwalk.us.

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Discipled by Jesus? Can 21st century Christians actually be discipled by Jesus? Perhaps more importantly, can one be a Christian, that is, a disciple of Jesus, if he is not being discipled by Jesus? This writing appeals to Scripture to affirm that Christians can be discipled by Jesus, and that they must be, and how they can be. The book further identifies how these who are truly being discipled by Jesus are thus being equipped to disciple others just as they have been discipled. “I simply will never be the same again…I’ve met Jesus a real Person who loves me, cares for me and desires relationship with me. I can hear Him and respond to Him as I would a beloved father, only closer still. I’ve been equipped to daily meet with Jesus, being discipled by Him, on my own and with others. All this I have learned sitting around a table utilizing the teachings of Pastor Hal Perkins, which are clearly presented in this book. Truly life changing!” Tanya Weron, mother and teacher.

Introducing Timothy O’Neil, author of So, What Else Did Jesus Say, Anyway?

“Tina, Justene, Jackie, and Heather are the women, with whom I had the most contact. They are, in two words, simply wonderful!”

Timothy O’Neil is a retired financial planner, an artist, former altar boy, deacon in the Presbyterian church, member of a great Episcopal church in Texas, and world traveler, having gone to Europe many times, Kenya, Peru, China, Tibet, and Cambodia. Tim O’Neil is pretty much an ordinary guy with a lively imagination and an open mind. He has been fascinated for years with the life of Jesus. So, he finally wrote a book about Jesus, Whom he DOES believe is the Son of God-or God Himself. Tim will get the answer to that question in the next life.

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Jesus lived 33 years on this earth. The four main Gospels-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-can be read in about eight hours. From the time Jesus was twelve years old, when He and His family went to Jerusalem for Passover, till His first public miracle at the wedding in Cana, little is written about Him. Haven’t you ever wondered, what Jesus had to say about various topics of His day? Stories of the Old Testament-Samson, David and Goliath, Abraham, Solomon? What would He have said about issues, that are important in our time, such as gays and lesbians in the church, women in the church, financial obligations? Well, with this book, you can go back in time and listen in on conversations He could have had with a whole host of different people-His disciples, His brothers and sisters, Marcus, His Centurion friend, and, even, Satan himself after Jesus’ Resurrection. This book is ideal for lectures, discussions, plays-or for just plain reading. It can provide subject material for sermons-for those brave enough to use it! This book is an easy read. It contains lots of Biblical references and, even, some Chinese philosophy. The author hopes it will make your imagination soar a little.

Introducing Wendell Priester, author of Who Do You Love

“It was easy, fast, and my book was exactly how I wanted and saw it to be. Everyone was friendly and very helpful, business was taken care of and now I am an Author. Thanks.”

Wendell Priester is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He is married and is the father of two boys. “Who Do You Love” has given Wendell the opportunity to share his passion of how the power of relationships and your faith will prevail – no matter the circumstance.

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Life struggles of addictions, broken relationships, a failing business and spiritual weaknesses; the hope of recovery for Phillip Howard is still in sight. This multifaceted drama based off of true events is exceptionally told with passion and desire by the author. He vividly paints a picture of pain and romance through the eyes of an individual that has a strong Christian influence upbringing. “Who Do You Love” is a brilliant read that causes you to begin taking your self-inventory.