Introducing Jane Flanagan, author of A Dance With the Spirit

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Jane Flanagan feels fortunate to have had many fulfilling roles in her life. Raised in several places in the Northeast, she is a lifelong Unitarian. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in mathematics. After more than twenty years living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she and her husband, Chuck, became empty-nesters and moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee where, except for a three-year assignment in Germany, they continue to live. Jane retired from a rich and interesting professional life. Following retirement, she and her husband traveled to many parts of the world, including several times to Germany to visit friends. She is an active volunteer, and enjoys the company of her husband, their two children, their spouses, and four grown grandchildren. She is a member of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which in 2015, conveniently moved within a few blocks of her home. Her essays have won prizes in the Tennessee Mountain Writers annual competition, and Grace Writers annual competition, both held in Oak Ridge.

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A Dance with the Spirit is a collection of 24 essays derived from sermons or homilies by Flanagan given over many years at her Unitarian Universalist Church. In these essays, she seeks the many human and universal truths that bind us together. She explores the nature of what we call “god,” the meaning of a faith community, and searches for common values. Her essays are touched with humor, grace, and love.

Introducing Bishop Isaac Ogbeta, author of How to Survive When You Lost All Hope: How to Overcome Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Addiction and Suicidal Thought

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This book is written by best selling author Bishop Isaac Ogbeta.

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How to Survive When You Lost All Hope is the greatest book ever written by a bestselling Author and an ordained Minister of the Gospel, Bishop Isaac Ogbeta with the International Pentecostal Churches Worldwide. This book will give you hope and faith and courage and strength to overcome “Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Addiction and Suicidal Thought”. NEVER GIVING UP HOPE NO MATTER WHAT YOU GOING THROUGH IN LIFE; ONLY CHANGE THE WAY OF YOUR THINKING, YOU CAN OVERCOME WHATEVER CHALLENGES YOU ARE FACING IN LIFE; IF YOU DON’T GIVE UP HOPE BY CHANGING THE WAY OF YOUR THINKING. Roman 4:17-18 As it is written I have made you the father of many nations”) Before God whom he believed, and who raises the dead, and call those things that do not exist as though they did: Against all hope, Abraham believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations according to what was spoken; So shall your descendants be.

The Fruit of Silence: The Jesus Prayer as a Foundation to the Art of Spiritual Life

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Edward Kleinguetl was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and also served the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic). Over the years, Deacon Ed has been extensively involved in parish missions and retreats for varying age groups, both in the United States and China. He has written extensively on Eastern Christian spirituality including works on the Jesus Prayer and theosis. In connection with his interests on these topics, he has been on pilgrimage to Egypt to St. Antony’s monastery (twice) and the monasteries of the Wadi al Natron, and to Mt. Athos in Greece. Deacon Ed holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University, a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a MA in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. He was ordained to the diaconate on February 3, 2007 by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston. In secular life, Ed is a partner with Grant Thornton, LLP, working in Financial Advisory Services, specializing in merger integration and divestitures.

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The Antidote for a Hostile Environment. The cooling of faith is a reality. It appears that we as a country have become so progressive that we no longer need God. Christians are feeling increasingly like outsiders. How do we remain grounded in Gospel values? Christ himself described the two ways and that few will find the narrow gate (see Matt. 7:14). There is no middle way or compromise with the spirit of the age. Cardinal Ignatius Kung Pin Mei spent 30 years in solitary confinement for refusing to compromise with the prevailing culture. His advice in the face of inhospitality was this: “Practice prayer, which is the most subversive of liberties; it can never be taken from you, and is a source of power and strength. Train yourself in prayer. Begin now, so that you are a fit, skilled practitioner when the need arises.” As a Church, it is time to return to basics, The Art of Spiritual Life, an essential component of which is prayer. The Jesus Prayer is a proven technique for turning hearts to God. It is the oldest form of contemplative prayer originating in the Early Church. We encourage our fellow pilgrims to a renewal in the spiritual life, practicing prayer to keep our feet steady on the narrow road. “Prayer and silence will save the world.” – Robert Cardinal Sarah

Introducing Deacon Michael Wesley, author of The L.I.G.H.T. Seminar: Living in the Gifts of the Holy Trinity – Revised

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Deacon Michael Wesley was born in Los Angeles, California, but has lived most of his life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education. In 2003 he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and in 2009 he received a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Norbert’s College. Deacon Mike and his wife, Kathy, continue to minister together in the Charismatic Renewal and the Catholic Church.

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A Guide for Catholics and others wanting to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit in everyday life. By Deacon Michael R. Wesley, M.A., M.T.S. The word “L.I.G.H.T.” is an acronym for Living in the Gifts of the Holy Trinity. The purpose of the seminar is to acquaint Catholics and others with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I say “others” because the seminar might also be of interest to non-Catholics. I mention “Catholics” specifically because there are many Catholics today who are set on fire with their experience of God’s presence and His love. Through movements such as the ACTS retreat, Cursillo, RCIA, and youth retreats, as well as just through their Catholic faith, they are experiencing the fire of the Holy Spirit in their lives. And what this fire of the Holy Spirit has created is a thirst to share their faith with others. This is all very good because it is through witnessing the power of the Holy Spirit that the secular world will be drawn to God. One thing I see lacking, though, is an emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Most Catholics who have received the sacrament of confirmation know they have received gifts of the Holy Spirit. But what is missing is an understanding of what many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are, and how they can be used in everyday life.

Introducing Rev. Khoat Van Tran Ph.D., author of Catholic Peace

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Rev. Khoat Van Tran in front of the Hanoi American International Hospital at 9 Chua Ha Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi City, Vietnam. This project belongs to the Keystone Foundation, established by Rev. Khoat Van Tran. In his life, Priest Khoat follows Christ’s procedure: caring for the people before preaching to the people. This hospital is on the way to completion. It still needs the funding for medical equipment and medical personnel at this time. Thanks for keeping this ongoing project in your prayers.

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Rev. Khoat Van Tran’s Tird Trilogy for the “True New Time.”  Catholic Peace explores the various types of peace we can experience in the True New Time: Human Peace, Divine Peace, and the various aspects of political, social, relational, natural, spiritual, religious, internal, personal, and eternal peace. Rev. Tran’s first trilogy, Catholic Manifesto, lays the spiritual foundation for God’s Kingdom on Earth. Justice on Earth is discussed in Rev. Tran’s second trilogy, Catholic Revolution, which paves the way for Catholic Peace here, the third trilogy.  Medley of Peace. There can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without revolution. There can be no revolution without sacrifices. There can be no sacrifices without purpose. There can be no purpose without ideals. There can be no ideals without healing. There can be no healing without faith. There can be no faith without cognition. There can be no cognition without vision. There can be no vision without silence. There can be no silence without meditation. There can be no meditation without God’s Love. Three Trilogies:  Catholic Manifesto, Catholic Revolution, and Catholic Peace are united in their purpose to present the wonderful spirituality of the True New Time. These three processes give three perfect rhythms starting from justice in the political realm and ending in the religion of Christ’s love to be a model of Earth’s journey back home to our Maker. A burning desire to reach every destiny in this journey and all parts of humanity move the most hard hearted antagonists of God to join the pilgrimage into the True New Time of God Our Heavenly Father on Earth. What Event will happen next?

Introducing Carla T. Bennett, author of Strayed: My Journey Continues Part 2

“Having Outskirts Press as a Publisher has been such a motivation to accomplish my dreams as an author. Outskirts Press values of consistency communication and commitment makes them stand out above the rest. Whether you are a beginner or an already published author, they provide sincere guidance and many great products to meet your publishing needs. I have just published my second book Strayed: My Journey Continues Part 2 with them and I am super excited. I highly recommended Outskirts to everyone who desires to fulfill their dream as an author. It will be an publishing journey you will most definitely enjoy!”

Carla Bennett was born and raised in Jamaica and emigrated to the United States when she was 23. She married Bill, the love of her life, in 2012 and is the mother of three children. Carla is passionate about the Lord and the things of God. She is also the author of Strayed: My Journey Back Part 1.

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God would never use someone like me… You don’t know the things I’ve done, where I’ve been, where I’m from…Have you ever said this before? Ever believed this about yourself? Has your past kept you from fulfilling the purpose God has for your life? You’re not alone! Experience the healing, joy, and love of Christ in Strayed…Part II! Reviews from Strayed: My Journey Back Part 1: “Carla shares her pain and experience openly and honestly in a way only the Holy Spirit can allow. Thank you for letting the world know there is a balm in Gilead and healing for the soul, mind, body, and spirit this side of heaven.” “Seeing what her life had been like and now seeing how God is using her helps me to see that in spite of the things I did in my past, He can and will use me too. I can’t wait for Part 2!” “Refreshingly open and honest storytelling.” “Strayed is interactive and thought-provoking…it crosses the boundaries of age and can appeal to anyone at any stage in life. I thoroughly enjoyed the application of life lessons to my relationship with God. It allows for a lot of self-evaluation and honesty in my Christian walk. I have truly been blessed and challenged by this book.”

Introducing Robert Oman, author of The Closing Church Age: Preparation for the Great Harvest

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Robert Oman wrote The Closing Church Age out of a concern that the church is not being adequately prepared for the great harvest that is near at hand. God will soon be coming with His Refining Fire to shake and redefine His church. Robert and his wife reside near Sunbury, Ohio. They have two grown sons, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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In just ten years, in May of 2030, the church will be 2,000 years old. Since the creation of man in the Garden of Eden, something very significant has occurred at the end of each 2,000-year period. At the end of the first 2,000-year period, Abraham was called to start a new nation called Israel. At the end of the second 2,000-year period, Jesus’ ministry and life on earth came to an end. The end of the third 2,000-year period will be marked by the close of the Church Age as we know it. The closing of the Church Age will be immediately preceded by the church’s finest hour associated with the great harvest that will be immense-but short. But the church, particularly in America, is on a collision course with God’s direction for His church. The Closing Church Age: Preparation for the Great Harvest is a compilation of prophetic words, dreams and visions that various individuals have received from the Lord over the last forty years that, carefully put together, reveal a considerably different decade ahead than what is being presented from the pulpits in America today. The decade of the ’20s will be a season of preparation for the great harvest. Will you be willing to be one of those “Firstfruits Company” of laborers- one of those “Fire Walkers” that will usher multitudes of lost and hurting people into God’s kingdom?

Introducing Ian Ferree, author of Q & A: God and the Bible: 15 Questions Answered

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Ian Nicholas Ferree has served in youth ministry for over seven years. He currently serves full-time as the Operations Director for Student Ministry and he has a passion for leading the lost to life in Jesus. Ian holds a Graduate Diploma in Theology, Biblical Studies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Ian and his wife, Amanda, and their two daughters reside in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA.

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STARTING POINT TOWARDS TRUTH IN GOD’S WORD. Ian Nicholas Ferree has served in youth ministry for over seven years. He currently serves full-time as the Operations Director for Student Ministry and he has a passion for leading the lost to life in Jesus. Ian holds a Graduate Diploma in Theology, Biblical Studies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Ian and his wife, Amanda, and their two daughters reside in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA.

Introducing Thomas O. Aladi, author of The Road Leading Back To Zion: Homecoming For Abraham’s Chosen Offsprings

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Thomas O. Aladi, is from Urualla, Ideato North Local Government Imo State, Nigeria. He attended Three Rivers Community College Missouri USA and Norfolk State University earning a BSC degree in Electronic Technology Engineering.  “I view myself and others as traveling merchants searching for the finest pearl – scriptural truth that will set us free from years of being misled away by the wicked from the real truth of our God’s revealed words. Thanks to our God for fulfilling his promise to pour out his spirit on us in the last days of our tribulations in order to make his words known to us. All can be liberated by accurate understanding of what is written down in the bible if they are willing to search for the knowledge stored in the books and seek the help of the God behind the things written. This book will assist and provide to all sincere seekers of truth how to and ways to attain the knowledge that will set them free – John 8:32. The understanding revealed in this book is of the Holy Spirit sent from our God to help us to know of the things He has done, is doing and will soon bring to completion.

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The Road Leading back to Zion is a unique, harmonious and clear presentation of the bible’s message to the chosen ones of Israel of God and humanity. For them to have understanding of the things hiding from long ago by our God, which is now being revealed that we may fear the God who is doing all things known from old. The understanding of the true God and his activities have never been presented crystal clear as is done in this book. From the things our God foretold long ago; to the words of the Messiah, our leader and the words of his first century disciples, we see the light of God’s words as it shines as a lamp showing us where we are standing in the stream of time. As a light to our road way it shines to guide us to our destinations. Our destination solely depend on what we do with the understanding of the true God who is doing all things as He foretold from beginning. The true God decides whether you will be preserved alive or put to death. He decides who is on top today and who is at the bottom tomorrow. He decides who will inherit his territorial land/kingdom. Yes his decisions and heart counsels of long ago still stands to be carried out.

Introducing Carla T. Bennett, author of Strayed: My Journey Back Part 1

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Carla Bennett was born and raised in Jamaica, and at the age of 23, she immigrated to the United States of America. She married the love of her life, Bill, and is the mother of three children: two handsome young men and a beautiful young woman, who is the princess of the castle. Carla is passionate about the Lord and the things of God. She hopes that through the revelation of her life story that readers will experience the healing, joy and love of Christ that is demonstrated through this book. This book has changed her life and her prayer is that it inspires and releases her readers into the purpose God has for each of their lives.

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How can God use me? You don’t know the things I’ve done; You don’t know where I’ve been, where I’m from. He’ll never use someone like me. He knows me! … Have you ever said this before? Ever believed this about yourself? Has your past kept you from fulfilling the purpose God has for your life? Strayed is one woman’s journey to release the things of her past in order to move into the plans that God has for her life. This trilogy will walk you through Carla’s journey with a jealous God: allowing life and circumstances to define who she was and who she should be, ignoring God’s good and perfect will for her life – believing that He could never use her for His glory. Come along for the journey, release the baggage that you have been carrying around for too long and recognize that indeed God knows the plans He has for you. Plans to give you a hope and a future! (Jeremiah 29:11). Here’s what people are saying about Strayed: “Carla shares her pain and experience openly and honestly in a way only the Holy Spirit can allow. Thank you for letting the world know there is a balm in Gilead and healing for the soul, mind, body, and spirit this side of heaven.” “Seeing what her life had been like and now seeing how God is using her helps me to see that in spite of the things I did in my past, He can and will use me too. I can’t wait for Part 2!”
“Refreshingly open and honest storytelling.” “Strayed is interactive and thought-provoking…it crosses the boundaries of age and can appeal to anyone at any stage in life. I thoroughly enjoyed the application of life lessons to my relationship with God. It allows for a lot of self-evaluation and honesty in my Christian walk. I have truly been blessed and challenged by this book.”