Introducing Johnny Coomansingh, author of Seven Years on Adventist Street

“Writing and publishing this little book: ‘Seven Years on Adventist Street’ is a milestone in my life. I have always wanted to pen my childhood experiences while growing up on Adventist Street in the town of Sangre Grande, Trinidad. It is now a reality! Outskirts Press has made my dream come true. The Outskirts Press personnel assigned to me in publishing this book were patient, kind, prompt, and effective. Their constant attention to the process gave me the assurance that they were working tirelessly to have my book on the shelves. I am working on another book as we speak, and Outskirts Press will have my contract for the production of this new book. I am so proud of my accomplishment. Thank you Tina and Lisa…and thank you Outskirts!”

Born and raised in the town of Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago, Johnny Coomansingh received his education from Kansas State University (KSU), Fort Hays State University (FHSU) (Kansas), Andrews University (Michigan), The College of Teachers (London), The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture, Forestry (ECIAF) and Northeastern College, Trinidad. He read for his doctoral and master’s degrees in Geography at KSU. At FHSU he graduated with a Master of Science in Communication with emphasis on Public Relations. During the course of his development, he served as a high school teacher at Bates Memorial High School, Sangre Grande (mathematics, geography, and human and social biology), an agricultural extension/communication agent in the Ministry of Agriculture, Trinidad, a corporate communications practitioner in the petroleum industry, and a university professor in the United States.

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Have hope. Written especially for youth everywhere in any station of life, Seven Years on Adventist Street distills hope…hope for all; all who think that they are living under the worst of circumstances. Seven Years on Adventist Street dissects, analyses, and synthesizes the impact of cultural forms on a young boy’s mind during the period 1960-1966. The narrative provides a window into the societal structures that fashioned his belief, his positive outlook, and his anchor of hopefulness as he journeys through life. On any given street in Trinidad, an individual could find an array of cultural variables similar to that of Adventist Street. Despite this fact, Adventist Street is unique. His emic view of Adventist Street as place, establishes the great value he has ascribed to this street in directing his intellectual leanings and perception of the world. Part of his soul is everlastingly entwined in the noise of the street-scape. More than any other place, he identifies with Adventist Street, and sadly, could offer no explanation for the placelessness of the basin in the Guaico River where he used to fish; no one fishes there anymore. In such a cultural melee, he was able to find a compass, and subsequently, chart a course for life. Seven Years on Adventist Street characterizes the play and interplay of people and their roles, rituals, and religion in the creation of a community. In his poverty-stricken world during those early years, he became a literal forager of sorts in his immediate environment and was able to sometimes fend off his physical hunger. Nevertheless, the hunger for intellectual stimulation and development was ever present. Written on the wall of his elementary school was the proverb: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Taking this bit of biblical scripture as his guide, he purposed in his heart to keep focused on the goals that would emancipate him from the shackles of rebuff, ridicule, and want. Seven Years on Adventist Street reveals a fulfilling story of hope, prayer, perseverance, and providence.

Introducing Benjamin Berinti, C.PP.S., author of Stooping Down: Getting Close Enough to See

“Third time with OP was a charm, but then again, so was the first and second! I couldn’t be more pleased with the process, assistance and efficiency of working with Outskirts Press before, during and after publication!”

Benjamin Berinti, C.PP.S. is a Missionary of the Precious Blood. In 31 years of priestly ministry, Fr. Berinti has served as a university professor of religion and humanities, campus minister, and parish pastor. A well-respected pastor, teacher, retreat leader, author and theologian, Fr. Ben is engaging, creative and inspirational in his ministry of the Word. He previously published two collections of spiritual essays, “Firestarters: For the Seasons of Our Life” and “Tucked in the Rocks: Life Lessons from the Land of Enchantment.”

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Unless the eye catch fire! Evelyn Underhill once wrote: “A thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day for lack of attention.” And attention requires more than a superficial looking and seeing. Every waking moment, illuminations of grace elude us because we are not in the proper position to see and embrace them. In order to see the smallest of revelations, we need to draw near, to be close enough to truly see with eyes that have caught fire! In order to see more closely and clearly, we will need to get into the proper position; in order to see with amazement sparkling in our eyes, we’ll mostly need to stoop down!

Introducing Success Oyewole, author of Be Fruitful

“Bridget and her team are excellent people, very effective and swift in communication and they have made my second publication a quick success.”

Success Oyewole is a prophetess, missionary Intercessor and a Nurturer. She is called to equip women for strategic kingdom leadership through the discovery, developing and deploying of their gifts and calling for the liberation of families, church revival, and national transformation. She is the Chief Responsibility Officer (CRO) of Female Ministers Apostolic Network (FEMAN) and Women Global Mission (WGLOM) which is the outreach arm. She trains women for excellence in life, marriage and ministry through Female Leadership Academy (FLA). Author of many anointed books available around the world. She is married to Gbadegesin Emmanuel Oyewole and blessed with glorious children.

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Fruitfulness is the covenant heritage and trade mark of every believer and a profit of your connection to Jesus. The glory of a seed is the ability to show forth in bearing, more importantly God receives dividends when your life is bringing goodness to Him. Success Oyewole, by the grace of God has given a broader understanding of God’s purpose for fruit bearing. It’s an encompassing book for the chosen and among some of the things you will get to know as you read: God’s covenant of fruitfulness, Understanding His purpose, Gaining spiritual height, Bearing fruit all rounds, Fruit of the womb as a reward, Strategic prayers. The breath of God is strong upon this work you can not barren.

Introducing Lonetha Jones, author of A Testimony

“I received excellent professional service. I will certainly recommend publishing with Outskirts Press. They are very patient in the manner they interact with their authors. Additionally I received excellent suggestions from the editor who worked with me. If you are a new author and need a publisher who will work with you to create a great product, Outskirts Press is an excellent choice.”

Lonetha Jones is a graduate of the Freedom Bible College’s Doctor of Theology Program and of the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Program cosponsored by the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology of The Virginia Union University and the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. She has many years of experience providing lay minister support to the military’s Protestant chapel programs, teaching Sunday school; after-school missionary, children’s church, and women’s Bible studies. She also held various leadership positions in the women’s ministry: Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC). She volunteers assistance with faith-based outreach programs at Temple Care Incorporate, Virginia. She founded the Temple Care Incorporated Prayer Circle. Lonetha is also author of The Aroma of Prayer and Faith; Master, Because You Say So I Will Do It; Who Touched Me? and the children’s book, Big Brother’s Missing Shoes.

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Do You Have A Testimony For Jesus? A testimony simply means to tell. Jesus gives us this example in Matthew 11:1-6: AND it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me (KJV). The disciples of John were instructed to go and tell John the Baptist what they heard and witnessed. That is also what Jesus wants believers to do today: “go and tell” about His love, forgiveness, and saving grace. Bear witness of how He has blessed you. The author asks on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile . . .” During your period of rest consider the Almighty and the grace, mercy, and love He extends to all humanity. A Testimony will inspire you to meditate on God’s goodness and mercy and to arise from rest with new determination to share your faith. You too, like the Apostle Paul, will firmly declare, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Introducing Bolko Zimmer, author of The Quest to Overthrow Heaven

“Excellent feedback and very responsive.”

Bolko Zimmer spent 21 years in the United States Army, where he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel, and 26 years as an adjunct professor. He holds a PhD in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University and completed his dissertation on prison ministries. He has taught at Webster University, Wayland Baptist University, and Union University, and has published several articles on health-care administration and faith-based programs. Dr. Zimmer has also served as president of the board of directors for the Bexar County Detention Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Zimmer and his family live in Humboldt, Tennessee.

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A dramatic retelling of the fall of man-and the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The Quest to Overthrow Heaven begins at the dawn of time in a fully realized universe populated by seraphim, cherubim, and countless angels-all with their own agendas and allegiances. However, the cherub prince, Lucifer, becomes filled with vanity and wants to be renowned as the Supreme Spirit, who rules over all. Before long, Lucifer rebels against the Supreme Spirit and convinces a third of the angels to follow him. The fallen angels begin an endless reign of evil, enticing mankind to commit every imaginable sin. The actions of the demons also give rise to giants who terrorize humans, and monstrous beasts which destroy everything in their path. In a world of growing wickedness, the archangel Michael and half of his angels are sent to earth to watch over and protect virtuous people. But the angels soon confront legions of armed demons who slaughter most of them. Only Michael and another angel escape. The demons believe they have the upper hand and decide to attack heaven. A massive battle ensues between the forces of evil and legions of angels in which the outcome conclusively determines who will rule heaven forever… Blending a biblically based foundation with extraordinary dramatic insights, The Quest to Overthrow Heaven is required reading for Christians, Bible scholars, and anyone who loves the greatest story ever told.

Introducing Jan F. Whitaker, author of Power Words: How to Live Successful in a Challenging

“I had a wonderful experience and Colleen did a great job for me!”

Evangelist/Award-Winning Jan F. Whitaker is originally from the small town of Holly, La.  Jan now resides in Bossier City, La. and is a three-time graduate of Grambling State University. Jan host a radio show entitled “Success Through Action Up-Close and Personal” where she does excerpts and reviews from other Local and National Authors’ books.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance. Fly with the Eagles, don’t cluck with the Chickens.

Introducing Chameeka N. Smith, author of Why Did My Pastor Have To Die?

“I had a great experience with the publication of my first book. I look forward to future books being published by Outskirts.”

Known as the little girl getting her hair combed in the motion picture, nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1985, Chameeka N. Smith continues her journey as an educator, motivational speaker and educational specialist for at risk youth. Chameeka has earned her Bachelor degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Master of Science in Vocational Industrial Education, Master of Arts in Teaching in Technology Education and Post Master Certificate in School Administration. Her true passion excels in working with first generation, low income students and families to expose them to postsecondary educational opportunities. She is committed to educating generations through biblical principles, college access and career readiness.

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The Pain of Letting Go. Sadness, disappointment, dreams shattered…why my pastor, why my man of God? There were so many false prophets, teachers, and preachers, so why did my pastor have to die? These were the words that continued to linger in my head after learning the news of my pastor’s transition. He was strong, a pioneer of many facets of ministry that weren’t seen in his day. He impacted the city, community, state, and ultimately the world. He loved God’s people and we loved him. In October of 2012, I asked the question “Why did my pastor have to die?” It was the question that lingered in the minds of so many members who truly believed that this would not happen. We prayed, fasted, worshiped, and even received prophecies of how the man of God would recover… We had the faith, we trusted God, and yet he died. Walk with me as I journey through this painful and tragic experience but find hope and an answer to my question “Why did my pastor have to die?” If you are still going through the grieving process, there is hope, joy, and peace on the other side of the pain of losing a pastor. The story is not over and the true legacy can begin…