Introducing Dr. Jim Maryott, author of Love and Truth: From Here to Eternity

“Up to this point, my experience has been a great experience. At each stage of production to promotion, representatives for Outskirts were professional and knowledgeable, which made for a smooth publishing experience.”

Dr. Jim Maryott (Ed.D. Oklahoma State University; M.Ed. University of Central Oklahoma) is a retired educator. At the University of Guam, Dr. Maryott was an associate professor, department head: school administration, an elected faculty senate member, and evaluator of the Micronesian Educator. He has also authored several articles in professional journals.

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This book, Love and Truth, is like a vitamin. Important nutrients are condensed within a single source. Likewise, love and truth are spiritual nutrients, the bread, which Christians live. This book offers unique perspectives of the spiritual bread of love and truth, through the role models of the Greatest Generation; a short story entitled, “An Ill-timed Fairy Tale; Christ’s portrayal in “This Love Story is not a Short Story;” God is in the USA’s Capitol today; the belief that Christians need to be segregated – or eliminated – like African Americans were in another time in history; and a prophetic portrayal of the final standoff between the Holy Trinity and the three-in-one devilish triumvirate, within “our” Brave New Immersive World.

Introducing Patti Reim, author of I like Big Buts: The Bible Does Not Lie

“Outskirts press is outstanding. As a first-time author, I was full of tons of questions. I researched several publishing companies and I am so glad I decided on Outskirts Press. Now that the book is in print, I can look back at the publishing process with a huge sigh of relief. What makes Outskirts Press outstanding is their communication. When I look back at my emails, there was never a time that they did not respond in a timely fashion to put this author at ease that everything was moving along as planned. You see, they could see into the future where I could not. I love the transition in the communication from the first email I received from the Manuscript Review Specialist to each representative that followed. They were professional and made me feel like my questions were valid (trust me there were tons) I am so thankful for each of the following departments, pre-production specialist, author representative, production team, and production manager, I didn’t understand at the time how valuable each one was to the overall success of my book. I am glad they are experts in their fields. Now that the book is in print what impresses me the most is the follow-up emails from the Marketing COACHes, I truly feel like Outskirts Press wants me to succeed.”

Meet Patti, wife of Rick, high school teacher and coach, Mom of Josh, soccer player and college student, and Crystal precious resident of heaven. Patti has lived and survived many lives including the retail world with The Disney Stores and more. She has seen the world through the professional eyes of a Children’s Minister of a large suburban church, as an owner and director of a large Early Learning Center and is now traveling the world as a flight attendant. She is a lover of people and has a gift for sharing that love through straight forward words of wisdom. She is a recovering people pleaser and her words are saturated with grace that comes from this freedom. She has seen God turn the unlikeliest of circumstances into beauty. Often turning her story around with a BIG BUT.

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“I like Big Buts: The Bible Does Not Lie.” Did you really read that title right? Can you say But and Bible in the same sentence without being zapped by lightning? Yep you did and yes you can! God actually loves BIG BUTS, the Bible cannot lie. The word BUT is used thousands of times in the Bible! I LIKE BIG BUTS is designed to show us that God knew there would be things that would go wrong, be wrong, and sometimes feel like rock bottom. These verses show us that even the wrong turns, bad choices, broken hearts and dead ends are not absolute, because a BIG BUT can turn everything around. This little book is full of BUTS that can help you through this crazy life.

Introducing Dr. Michelle Miner, author of When I Journal He Speaks

“Sara was wonderful the entire way! She held my hand (by way of email) and answered all of my questions, calmed my anxiety and was excited with me! Fantastic experience from start to book in my hand!”

Dr. Michelle Miner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has a Doctor of Christian Counseling degree. Michelle’s passion is to see people healed from past emotional, mental, and spiritual wounds, and current struggles with living life in freedom. Michelle endeavors to empower people as they work through their issues, and to encourage them as they find peace, healing, and wholeness in Christ. Dr. Miner owns a psychiatric rehab facility in Louisiana. She knows there are times when life can throw curves, and she endeavors to assist women, especially, to be strengthened in their walk with the Lord.

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Experienced therapist, teacher, mentor and one who flows in prophetic insight and wisdom, Dr. Michelle Miner will demonstrate and instruct you both in the value of journaling and how to journal in this interactive book. When I Journal He Speaks shares with you Michelle’s journey of learning how to use journaling to hear the voice of the Lord, so you can embark on that same uplifting, amazing road to a closer relationship with God. Maybe you’ve thought about journaling before, but you don’t think you are a writer, or you worry that you don’t know how to do it correctly. The good news is there is no right or wrong way to journal-and you can start in any way that feels comfortable to you. You will learn to discern the true voice of God and to have confidence in the knowledge that He is speaking to you. Your journal can become a resource upon which you can reflect to remind you of the words that God has given to comfort and inspire you. If you’ve ever heard someone say “God spoke to me” and wondered how that was possible…this book is for you. As you become closer to the Lord, you will begin to hear His voice in your everyday life. God speaks-are you ready to receive the gift of His voice?

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.