Introducing Dorothy Eiko Omura Memoirs, author of Dorothy Omura

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Dorothy Eiko Omura (1925-2016) was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She married a Japanese-American serviceman, moved to Hawaii and raised 2 children. She had an industrious and persevering nature. After moving to the United States, she became a naturalized citizen, got her GED and at age 68, attained an Associate of Arts Degree at Honolulu Community College. English was her second language. She also worked at various jobs, including teaching Japanese at Moilili Community Center. Throughout her life, she continued to study English to better herself. She believed that education was key to a successful life! She lived out the rest of her life in Hawaii with her husband, Herbert, son Joseph and daughter Carole. (written posthumously by daughter, Carole)

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This is the unique life story of Dorothy Eiko Omura from childhood to marriage and the incredulous life and death challenges she faced. It starts with observations and stories of her family life to revelations of secret incidents that target her because of her family’s Christian belief amidst the government’s powerful religion, Buddhism. There are references to how Christianity lost its foothold in Japan through recollections of stories passed on. There are details on the several attempts on her life and how she miraculously survives them. Eventually, all of these incidents are forgotten and lost in her memory until they resurface in her later years. This autobiography is a way for her to gather those memories and put them into written form as a way to preserve and understand what happened and why they happened to her. The events take place in pre-World War II, Japan.

Introducing Dr. K.D. Nasir, author of Declining Christian Values in Religiously and Culturally Diverse America

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Dr. K. D. Nasir, after migrating to America in 1973, taught mathematics/statistics. He completed his Doctor of Religious studies degree in 2008 from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana and was led to serve the Lord in foreign missions with Pioneers Mission Organization after resigning from his teaching in 2009. Dr. Nasir has taught Church Planting and Development of Christian Leadership Principles in the theological institutions in Pakistan and Nepal from 2012 to 2017. Like many other immigrants to America, Dr. Nasir migrated to the U.S. with an idealized perception of this being a Christian nation. This author discovered a long standing decline of the Christian values and ethical standards of the Founding Fathers. Prayerfully, this author was led to write this book, Declining Christian Values in Religiously and Culturally Diverse America, to alert his fellow Americans of the dangers and consequences of the erosion of the Christian values by the liberals and the forces of religious pluralism. This is just a small way for this author to serve his adopted homeland, the United States of America.

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In America, all people enjoy full religious freedom, including the people of diverse faiths and cultures. No wonder, America is called the “melting pot” of the world. It’s rather ironic that the immigrants of the diverse faiths, mostly from the Asian and Latin American nations, are demanding more religious freedom from America under the cover of religious pluralism when they already enjoy full religious and cultural freedom here. In the opinion of this author, who migrated here from a Muslim nation, the immigrants enjoy more religious freedom here in America than the religious freedom that the Christians and the people of minority faiths enjoy in the native lands of these immigrants. One wonders if the people of pluralistic faiths are using their demands as a ploy for a treacherous agenda. This is the heart of the subject matter that the author plans to explore and present with facts and reasons in this book titled Declining Christian Values in Religiously and Culturally Diverse America. Civilizations and empires have come and gone. A day of reckoning comes for any nation when the limits of morality, military force, and civil practices are crossed. Don’t we all know what happened to the Greek Empire, the Roman Empire, and the British Empire? A day of reckoning came for them, and each one was collapsed and disappeared. We all hope and pray that it does not happen to our beloved America. The current direction of the declining trends, religiously and culturally caused by the liberal and pluralistic forces, is moving at an alarming rate, and demands our actions now. This is a wake up call by this author to his fellow Americans, who love God and religious liberty, to become proactive and save America.

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

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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 Ann C. Hutchinson, author of Touch Not My Anointed

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When Ann C. Hutchinson was four years old, God began giving her prophetic dreams and visions. Weeks after she dreamed that her family home was destroyed, a tornado swept through town, demolishing her house and marking the beginning of her prophetic journey. Ann lives with her husband in Michigan. Touch Not My Anointed is her debut book.

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Do you hunger for a more intimate bond with God? In Touch Not My Anointed, the depth and power of Ann Hutchinson’s relationship with the Father is revealed as she shares powerful truths about: Prophetic visions; Receiving and understanding your dreams; The anointing; Eliminating obstacles and people who keep you from receiving God’s best; The revelation of who God is and how much He loves you; The value of spending quality time with the Lord every day; How to receive God’s blessings; What it means to be in love with the Father. Filled with insight and inspiration, Ann’s book is candid, joyful, and at times painful. If you want to draw closer to God, go ahead and get started!

Introducing Vernell West, author of Reflections

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Vernell West is an African American who lives with his wife, Wanda in the Pacific Northwest. They have been married nearly 30 years. He and his wife have three adult children. This is Vernell’s first book. He began writing daily as a hobby when his youngest child left home. His inspiration to write usually comes during daily exercise in his attic where he keeps pen and paper at the ready to capture it when it comes.

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This book is a smorgasbord of thought-provoking and inspirational tidbits inviting the reader to deeply focus on the good and to reflect it back through daily deeds. It looks at life as a lyrical composition played out in our daily lives through our thoughts, poetry, songs and actions. It is a compilation of who we are, living in a fast-paced world in which our thoughts are not often absorbed, shown or appreciated. This book gives a brief view of what seemingly goes unnoticed, but is in the background of every great human endeavor. It takes you simply to the point with rhythmic, poetic and philosophical narratives. The descriptive view in words is not instructional, but rather inspirational and motivational. No matter the background or culture of the reader, all who read it will find something to hold on to.

Introducing Carolyn Young, author of The Six of Me

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As a child of only 8 years of age, Carolyn Young’s life was saved by the gift of fragmenting her psyche. But living with DID as an adult, her life was shattered, dysfunctional, and chaotic. Through the anguish experienced during therapy, she diligently worked to overcome and she have since integrated leaving her whole and living a life she never thought possible.

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Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most widely misunderstood psychological conditions. Many people are not comfortable with the concept of DID due to their fear and mis-perceptions. However, the exquisite and complex psychological and emotional mechanisms at work in dissociative identity disorder provide life-saving safety to trauma victims. In The Six of Me, Carolyn Young explores ideas and feelings about DID, bringing an informed first-hand perspective to this misunderstood and controversial diagnosis. If you have never been introduced to the idea of DID, this book will open your mind and heart. A beautiful and important book for all readers, The Six of Me opens a window into a unique and beautiful form of self-preservation in extreme circumstances. Visit the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation website, www.isst-d.org for further information about Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Introducing Judy Scognamillo, author of The Hope Mother

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Judy Scognamillo is currently a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild. The year she joined, she won two of their monthly writing challenges which gave her the confidence she needed to finish and publish her first novel, The Hope Mother. Much of her novel takes place in her home state of North Dakota and also in San Diego, California where she resided for twenty five years. Judy and her husband, Pete, now live in Rancho Mirage, California.

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When Pam’s life ends in a suspicious accident at age twenty-six, she finds herself in a Heaven completely different from what she had ever imagined. It takes time for Pam to accept her death, and when she does, Fara, her assigned guide, informs her that to move forward into her eternal existence, they must first view Pam’s entire earthly life. It is during this viewing that Pam learns she is a Hope Mother, the title given to women who lost an infant on earth before that child was able to take even one breath of air. These children are called Angel Babies, and Pam must fulfill her Hope Mother obligation by locating hers through a search of Heaven’s vast territories. Only then will they be allowed to be reborn to fulfill their earthly journey, and Pam can move on in her afterlife. But Earth has been invaded by an evil force that follows Pam into Heaven and creates havoc by interrupting the viewing. Fara seeks assistance from Archangel Michael, who soon discovers it is Lucifer himself who is determinedly seeking to claim Pam as his chosen one—placing all of Heaven’s occupants at risk.  The Hope Mother is a unique and uplifting debut novel that offers an alternative view of the afterlife. Anyone who has ever lost someone special—whether it is a child, a relative, a friend, or even a beloved pet—will find comfort and hope in this story.