Introducing Con Trong Bui, author of Esoteric Christianity Made Simple

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The author’s interest in the worlds beyond this physical world of matter inspired him to study Metaphysics with the Brotherhood of the White Temple. His first book, Through a Glass, Darkly was published in 1988, followed by The Divinely Sinful Saints in 2018. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a revised and updated version of The Divinely Sinful Saints. In these books, he shares his knowledge of and insight into the scriptures of the Christian Bible with those who would like to gain a deeper spiritual understanding of their meaning.

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Is there any religion higher than truth? Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a thought-provoking, inspiring look at the Christian Bible, presenting ideas and context that are not what typical Christians usually hear or read. Those who are open-minded will find this book to be entirely different from their concept of Christianity, but any reader can understand and appreciate the explanations and insights. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple challenges long-held beliefs about topics from the Creation of Man to the Last Supper, focusing on the deeper, metaphorical meanings of the parables and stories in the Bible. Whether or not you consider yourself to be religious or a Christian, this compelling examination of what the Bible is really saying can awaken any reader to a new spiritual reality.

Introducing T. L. Needham, author of The Biscuit & Timely Tales

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T. L. Needham is a native of Kansas City with an extensive publishing background. His historic memoir, When I Was A Child, won an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Indie Book Awards and was a finalist in USA Book News-Best Books Award in the category of History, USA. It was also awarded the bronze medal by Readers Favorite, and a gold medal by Global Ebook Awards. Needham’s collection of poetry, Pesky Poems, was awarded a silver medal by Readers Favorite, and a children’s Christmas story poem called Kitty Claus was honored with a gold medal from Readers Favorite. He has also authored Winning and Keeping Relocation Business; Who’s Who in Relocation; started a national news magazine, Relocation/Realty UPDATE; and was a national consultant, speaker and trainer on real estate and corporate relocation issues.

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A timely collection of short stories by T. L. Needham, an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The Biscuit & Timely Tales offers short stories about time-as in running out of time, wasting time as the meter keeps running, and going back in time, as in dream time. Author T. L. Needham also presents poems that, like a helium-filled balloon, tug at the string of your imagination. The collection begins with THE BISCUIT-a story about the times when you do the wrong thing for the right reasons and then the right thing for the wrong reasons-and ends with THE RING, which describes traveling with spirits in the car…and not the kind of spirits you drink! These two stories frame short prose with broader themes based on growth and enlightenment, life, death, and the spirit world. The Biscuit & Timely Tales eloquently nudges us to learn to listen to the whispered guidance of spirit friends and family guiding us along the path we are destined to follow on our mission of discovery.

Introducing Roy H. Cantrell, Ph.D., author of Dancing on the Rubble: The Essence of Living

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Roy Harold Cantrell has lived and is presently living Dancing on the Rubble. He holds doctorates in ministry and philosophy. He is retired from more than half a century of pastoral and counseling ministries. He is the author of Scars and Stripes: Hope for Adult Children of Alcoholic Families and a book of poems entitled Sow Joy: It’s a Choice. The author and his wife have been married for fifty-eight years and live in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Are you wondering how you are going to recover from your depression, a wounded heart, or your fears and anxieties resulting from the stresses of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic? In Dancing on the Rubble, you will find 7 bible-tested ways to change your life from defeat to victory. Come, journey with me toward emotional and spiritual healing by using these time-tested steps that I call the essence of living. “Dr. Roy Cantrell puts life into practical perspective in this book. If you want to know how to get the most meaning in your ‘darkest hour,’ this book is a must read. . . .”   ~ Dr. Isaac Obure, Founder, Future Life Tabernacle Siaya, Kenya, Africa.  “. . . Dancing on the Rubble takes us on a God-focused seven-step journey from ‘keep on living’ through the pain of life to ‘keep letting go’ where he encourages us to be true to ourselves as we encounter the rubble in our lives.” . . .   ~ Samuel Said, PhD

Introducing Barbara Jackson Engelhardt, author of Fannie and The Judge: A Love Story In Letters

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Barbara J. Engelhardt was born in Ohio in 1940. She always spent two weeks every summer in the Coultrap home with her Memaw. When Frances died in 1963 Barbara and her mother discovered these letters tied in a blue shoe string in the back of an old roll-top desk. Barbara lives in Southern Arizona with her husband, Bob, and their two rescue dogs. She can be reached at bjengy@gmail.com.

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Should she leave the children and the job she loves? Fannie Maria is a teacher at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home. She loves her job and the students. Then she receives a letter from a stranger that could change her life.

Introducing M. Meehan, author of Mikha’el’s Daughter: The Book of Redemption (Book 1)

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M. Meehan resides in Strasburg VA with her husband and toothless cat. Read the book, it’s far more interesting. www.askmisslucy.com #mikhaelsdaughter #michaelsdaughter

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Move it, Frodo. A new epic has arrived. ~ Born of Heaven. Built in Hell. Hunted by Both ~ Meet Luci-va, daughter of Lucifer. She’s a nephilim, a demon-human hybrid, a violent immortal forbidden by God. But Luci-va doesn’t care. She’s a deadly, mischievous diva with a burning addiction to the consumption of souls. Luci-va works for Hell and she loves her work. But everything changes when the Archangel Mikha’el delivers her a life-shattering truth. She is not Luci-va, demonic spawn of Lucifer. She is Michelle, Mikha’el’s angelic daughter, abducted as a child, spirited to Hell, and raised as Lucifer’s own. Her mind reels. Betrayed by the only father she knows, her happy universe is shown a lie. Her world crumbles. Spiraling into despondency, she exiles herself to the deepest bowels of Hell. There, she makes a shocking discovery; a secret prison housing a savagely tortured angelic legion. Compassion tears through her and she vows to free her brutalized brothers. Torn by the redemptive promise of her oath and her mad desire to return to her familiar life of consuming souls, she is at a crossroads. Michelle or Luci-va, who is it to be? All she knows for sure is that either choice will put her on a path to war with the forces of Heaven and Hell. In M. Meehan’s epic fantasy, Mikha’el’s Daughter: The Book of Redemption, the lines between contemporary culture and theology, mythology, and fantasy are gloriously blurred. Its voice is now, while its themes are eternal. For readers who want something truly different, thoroughly entertaining, and thought-provoking all at the same time, this is that rare novel that delivers on every page.

Introducing M. Wright, author of The Lost Goodbyes

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been nothing but spectacular. My author representative was with me the whole way. Her insight and suggestions were on point. Their guidance through the process was seamless and easy. My books have done well and I look forward to having them do my third book.”

M. Wright has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has acquired an abundance of life experience from helping her husband on their farm/cattle ranch to working for law enforcement in her younger years and then being an Executive Director for the American Red Cross. While working for the Sheriff’s Department she did extensive research into the area gangs that were active withing the county. She also worked in the jail as a jailor and patrolled as a Reserve Officer. At the American Red Cross, she was a member of the National Disaster Response Team and was dispatched to Puerto Rico twice after hurricanes. She also worked as a volunteer after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Volunteer work includes helping with New Day Camp, Lake Texhoma with the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries group out of Oklahoma City in the late 90’s. This camp was formed and created for children with at least one incarcerated parent. Currently, she is semi-retired and enjoys writing and hanging out with her grandchildren.

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Seven-year-old Skylan Winslip has just been abducted from the subway by three masked gunmen. She is described as a white female, blond hair, blue eyes, approximately 48 inches tall. Last seen wearing a blue dress. Rachel stood holding the handrail on the subway as it rumbled to a stop. She found herself paralyzed in fear as the doors opened and three masked gunmen entered the car ahead of hers. The screams from the little girl as they tore her from her mother’s grasp piercing through the night air. Rachel’s present had just collided with her past. Her and her older sister’s abduction flashed through her mind. She had been six and Maggie nine. Rachel had escaped the life of child prostitution that had been forced upon them but Maggie hadn’t. Was she still alive? Was this little girl destined to be introduced to the horrific life of child prostitution? Rachel, now an investigative journalist with the New York Times has recently been assigned a story to investigate a child prostitution ring operating on the Lower East Side. Was this connected? She would find out soon.

Introducing David Henderson, M.D., author of PSYCHED 31: The 31-Day Mental Detox to Cleanse Your Mind and Empower Your Soul

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Dr. David Henderson is a board certified psychiatrist, author, and artist. He is the founder and president of Four Stones Collaborative, a mental health consulting practice in Dallas, Texas. In addition to PSYCHED 31, he is the author of My Teenage Zombie: Resurrecting the Undead Adolescent in Your Home. For more information or to access the film series, you can contact him at www.psyched31.com

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CLEANSE YOUR MIND. As society moves toward cleaner and healthier choices for our bodies, shouldn’t we be doing the same for our minds? Every day, we are force-fed toxic messages, clogging our minds, robbing us of the energy we need to remain inspired and motivated. Your mind deserves better. PSYCHED 31 is a one-month mental detox uniquely designed to inspire participants to face and overcome the daily obstacles that stand between us and our personal fulfillment in life. Each writing builds on the last, complete with a corresponding short film and prompt questions for further contemplation inspired by Dr. Henderson’s many years of experience as a psychiatrist, his own personal success in overcoming depression and anxiety, and his life’s passion for helping people find redemption beyond their pain.

Introducing Joe Robert Thornton, author of The Power Of Or: Choosing And Doing What Matters Most

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Joe Robert Thornton has spent the past 35 years in large-scale leadership roles at Starbucks, Blockbuster, and as COO at Jamba Juice. Joe is currently CEO at Vizzionnary Brands – an organization providing consulting, coaching, and public speaking services. Joe was born in Kentucky but has lived most of his life in Texas with his wife and three children.

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Shift From “And” To “Or” And Change Your Life. We have entered a time in which the you-can-do-everything mentality has become the new normal. In The Power Of Or, Joe Robert Thornton challenges that notion by sharing stories and experiences that will help you focus and create balance in your life. In our daily lives, we do not always have the option of doing everything. We are constantly making tradeoffs. There will be times in your personal and professional life where “And” doesn’t work-you must choose “Or.” In The Power Of Or, Joe Robert Thornton explores pragmatic choices, decision-making, and prioritization, the implications that come with each when we attempt to do it all and offers recommendations. The Power Of Or is about having clarity of what is most important and then taking the appropriate action on those priorities to achieve the desired results-Choosing And Doing What Matters Most. In this book, you will learn about: The need for simplification before prioritization; The importance of discipline and self-discipline; The difference between ability and capability; The benefits of saying No; The case for eliminating multitasking; The impact of decision fatigue. If you are looking for a breakthrough in how you are living and leading, this book is for you.

Introducing Michael Meadows, author of The Gods of Olympus

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Michael Meadows is a retired environmental engineer with over forty years of experience in air and water pollution, solid waste management, and hazardous waste site cleanup. This, his first novel, was written primarily during field assignments in the US, South Africa, and Taiwan.

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What could be more current than a novel involving advanced artificial intelligence, electronic personality duplication, and a pandemic flu? What would you do if you were an aging widower, just waiting for death’s call, and you were offered the opportunity to take part in one last exciting adventure with your best friend? Might the potential for immortality, the opportunity to become an astronaut, and meeting a new love influence your decision? Retired engineering professor Stephen Adams faces all of these questions, and his answers will change his life and the lives of everyone he knows and loves. This book deals with the societal challenges resulting from advances in technology and the very personal challenges presented by the prospect of immortality.

Introducing James Allen Young, author of Red Geranium: A Kansas Family History In Letters 1880-1960

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James Allen Young, M.D. M.M.M. is a Kansas native. He earned a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard College and has nourished a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. He had a 35-year career in adult cancer medicine and oncology program management prior to his retirement in 2016. The author lives with his wife Sarah on a small farm in Boulder County, Colorado. Red Geranium is his first book.

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Based upon a collection of thousands of family letters spanning several generations, Red Geranium tells the story of three families whose lives intersected in twentieth-century rural Sumner County, Kansas. The Mitchell-Young family, bereaved and impoverished at the dawn of the Great Depression, relied upon its wits, work ethic, and the timely assistance of friends, neighbors, and government, to slowly struggle to recovery. Their lives touched some of the most important and historic characters and events of the twentieth century; and their unique individual characteristics shaped their own destiny and that of the next generation. The touching, candid, and personal letters tell a remarkable story, and they illuminate some long-hidden family mysteries.