Introducing The Rev. Dr. Martha Bean Kriebel, author of Promise Kept with a Paintbrush: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor Who Lives to Illustrate the “Life of Christ”

“This has been a very good experience that took all the apprehension out of online digital publishing.”

The Rev. Dr. Martha Bean Kriebel is an ordained pastor, researcher and writer of church history, liturgy, and resources for community ministries. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Ursinus College, B.S.; Lancaster Seminary. B.D.; Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia, S.T.M.; and received a D.D. from Ursinus College. Pastor Kriebel is married to the Rev. Howard Lewis Kriebel, and they are the parents of two married sons, and six grandchildren.

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This book is for a wide readership that will be introduced to: A personal account of a Holocaust survivor; A Jewish artist’s portrait of Christ; An invitation to Judeo-Christian dialogue; An example of a faith-based community welcoming and sheltering refugees facing death; A stirring call to exemplify love at the highest level, that risks one’s life for others as a religious duty. “Martha Kriebel’s book brings to light a series of important but forgotten paintings that began a modernist/realist trend in Sunday School curriculum. The original paintings were used by the Evangelical and Reformed Church to create a filmstrip and published curriculum presenting more realistic images of the life and ministry of Jesus. Kriebel reintroduces not only Barosin’s paintings but also presents an important part of the history of church school curriculum. – The Rev. Richard Berg, Archivist Emeritus, Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society at Lancaster Seminary, PA. “Both Christians and Jews owe Dr. Martha Kriebel a debt of gratitude for preserving the memory and the art of Jacques Barosin. This Jewish artist survived the Holocaust due to the heroism of a French Christian and then produced a wonderful portfolio of watercolors depicting the life of Jesus. Pastor Kriebel’s annotated collection of Barosin’s oeuvre is a valuable contribution both to the history of art and to Christian-Jewish relations.” – Judith Blumberg Maslin, M.A., Director Emerita of the Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel. “Jacob Barosin was a man of many talents with one of those complicated 20th century life stories that took him from Russia to Germany to France and finally to the United States. Pastor Kriebel has given voice and exposure to one of Barosin’s professional traits, showing for the first time to a general audience his craft and dedication, in this case his art applied to a central Christian theme. It can be hoped that curiosity in Barosin’s work will broaden interest in his work.” – Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research and Chief Archivist, Leo Baeck Institute, New York/Berlin

Introducing Charles J. Bullard, author of My Life

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Charles J. Bullard is a Minister of the Gospel and born again believer from Mobile, AL. He is the youngest of three children and a proud veteran of the United States Army. He is a Christian author who wants to share the most difficult time of his life to inspire others to trust God and rely upon Him through the storms life may bring.

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Brace Yourself to Take a Journey of a Lifetime. If you are looking for an inspirational story to encourage you through trials and tribulations then this is the book for you. The author takes you on a unique journey he had to endure through extreme trials and tribulations. From being a proud soldier who served his country to also being a believer who had to rely upon his faith to get through some very difficult times, My Life will grasp the attention of its reader from beginning to end.

Introducing Edward Kleinguetl, author of Encounter: Experiencing the Divine Presence

“It was a good experience.”

Edward Kleinguetl is a deacon in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and also serves the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic). 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 St. Antony’s monastery in Egypt and to Mt. Athos in Greece. Encounter: Experiencing the Divine Presence leverages his graduate thesis and is a complementary book to Journey: Striving for Our Destiny. 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 Transaction Advisory Services.

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Christ is the light which pierces the darkness. We often find ourselves in darkness. Battle lines have been drawn. The messages of the secular world stand in contrast to the Gospel. We question. We doubt. We feel lost and emptiness inside seems to be growing. Where is God? Jesus himself tells us that if we lose the light, how dark that darkness will become. God is not distant. Through his Son Jesus, he reveals his great love for us; how he desires to be close to us and to enter into a personal relationship with each of us. We just need to be open to his presence. For those who are lost, who find themselves in the dark and who are searching for something lasting, we extend a simple invitation: Come and see. Consider how life in Christ is the only true source of lasting happiness. Experience a God who is always near. Discover or re-discover a faith that is ever ancient, ever new. Christ is the true light that has come into the world and darkness cannot overcome it.

Introducing Sharon D. Green, author of Torn Bible

“My publishing experience was amazing and so professional. Everyone I worked with throughout the process was attentive and helpful. Every email was answered in a timely manner and courteously. The finished product, my book, looks beautiful. I’ve gotten nothing but great compliments. I would gladly recommend anyone I know to Outskirts for their publishing needs.”

Sharon Green is an author and freelance writer. She’s a Bible teacher and a sexual/domestic abuse advocate. Sharon has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from DePaul University and currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Urban Leadership from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sharon resides in Chicago, IL

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Love and Grace – The Enemies of Religion and Abuse! Torn Bible is a brutally honest and thought provoking memoir of perseverance, resilience, and redemption. It is a look into a life plagued by sexual, domestic, church abuse, and mental illness. Sharon takes you on a very personal journey into her pursuit of love and acceptance. Her life takes many twists and turns through fear, trauma, and the fog of religion and legalism in her quest to know Jesus and His love for her. It is a story permeated by the love and loyalty of one family, while chasing love and acceptance from another. It is a story of a transformed heart and a developing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharon brilliantly tells her story, with humility and boldness. Torn Bible is truly riveting and astonishing.

Introducing Chuck Lormis, author of I Am: Who Jesus Is…in His Own Words

“This is the second book that I have published with Outskirts Press. I am satisfied with the way my book turned out. Overall, I think the process went well, and I think the finished product will be great. I look forward to receiving my free author’s copies. Thank you very much!”

Chuck Lormis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister, and has served as pastor, evangelist, educator, and missionary. He is author of the book, Cultivating Christian Character. He and his wife, Wilma, live in Bloomington, Illinois, where they base their ministry, M.A.D., Missions Awareness and Development.

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Who Do You Say that I Am? Who is Jesus? The answer to this question depends on who you ask. To some, he was a healer, a deliverer, a great teacher, and a miracle worker. To others, he was a glutton, a drunkard, and a blasphemer. In the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke record a conversation that Jesus had with his disciples. He asked them who the people say that he is. There were several suggestions – John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets. Jesus then asked them who they thought he is, and Peter replied that he was the Messiah, the Son of God. This account is not found in John’s gospel. John has a different focus in his writing. He identifies who Jesus is by using the very words of Jesus. This book takes a look at the claims made by Jesus, as to who he truly is. The statements made by Jesus in the Gospel of John and in the Book of Revelation give us a glimpse into the reality of who Jesus really is…in his own words. I invite you to consider the words of the Lord and then answer the question, “Who is Jesus?” for yourself.

Introducing Rodney D. Brooks with Breanne E. Brooks, author of What If I Want to Be a Christian? Just A.S.K.

“Lisa performed outstanding as usual for me. She kept me abreast throughout the process and guided me. This was my second book with Outskirts Press and I plan to have two more published.”

Rodney D. Brooks, co-founder of What If? Just A.S.K., is the president of Brothers Brooks Vision 2 Mission LLC. He has been a church officer for over 15 years and a Sunday school teacher for over 25 years. In the private sector, Rodney has more than 30 years of Human Resources and Operations leadership experience in various Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Breanne E. Brooks, co-founder of What If? Just A.S.K., is an active church member in the areas of Sunday school, usher ministry, youth choir (president), missionary society, and praise dancing. Breanne is one of the key spokespersons for the What If? Just A.S.K. program, where she is constantly speaking to various youths, encouraging them to be the best they can be while chasing and realizing their dreams.

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There are some facets of Christianity that are hard for young people to fully grasp! This fun, easy-to-follow guide uses the A.S.K. process to help our youth discover what it means to be Christian and to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior: Ask the question, Seek the answer within yourself first and then use your resources, Know and believe in your abilities. “What If I Want to Be a Christian?” offers a simple yet compelling way to answer this question and others, along with resources for greater understanding of young people’s roles in Christianity. It all starts with A.S.K.!

Introducing Lori Penn, author of Marina: The Virgin Shepherdess

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Lori Penn holds a Master of Arts Degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, in Religion: Evangelism and Church Planting. She lives in California with her husband and two children where she enjoys learning to speak Spanish, playing the violin, gardening, and dancing with her children.

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In the year of the Lord, 304 A.D., faith in Jesus Christ is a crime punishable by death, under the rule of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. Marina, a young shepherdess, rises above the ashes to fearlessly proclaim the truth of all things: Jesus is alive and His Kingdom of Heaven is real! While shadows of darkness lie in wait for Marina’s faith to fail, angels of light protect her all the way to the guillotine. The miracles of her martyrdom would deny all reason and logic, only to prove that God’s incredible power and righteous judgment still reign on high. Those seeking a revival of faith in the supernatural deity of the Lord will find these pages riveting, inspiring, and full of unceasing hope in His promise of eternal life.