Book Giveaway Selections

Congratulations again on winning our weekly book giveaway! Please check out the following books to make your selection. Once you’ve made your choice, please click here to let us know which book you’d like us to send you. Please note that The Beast of Bellevue is available only as an ebook. All other books are printed books and will be shipped.

 

The Finding

Every journey begins deep in the soul where we make the choice to act. Ariah’s transformation from orphaned pony to Unicorn begins a journey of growth and a gathering of special friends to solve the evil that has darkened their world. Tarran prodded by an old man takes on his mother’s guest. Dariel upon meeting Ariah remembers ancient feelings and ties her life to the mystery of the Unicorn. The wolf, well he does what he wants for whatever reason he desires.

Traveling into new lands, Ariah gathers around her these special friends and many more to seek out and change the tide of darkness. Each adventurer brings their special gift and together they grow strong as their goal is revealed. Hardship gives way to purpose and all join in to fight the evil.

Intertwined throughout the journey, laughter fills the shadows and new relationships grow to include the wonderful mysteries of love. This love nurtured by Ariah blossoms within Dariel and Tarran and proves to be the final gift needed to destroy the evil.

Protecting the world from evil makes for journeys to different lands and more friends to meet and enjoy. Elves, man, Daranths and Zevronians all come together to find the light missing from the good earth.

 

“In general, though, it is a beautiful fantasy story that is both relaxing and fun. With short chapters and interesting chapters, I think it is very well-suited for young teens as an ideal audience.” Lara Lee

“A very well written story by this intelligent author. An intriguing story showing wonderful imagination. The theme of this story for me was: A team founded and formed by love and admiration for each other, can conquer evil. Enjoyed it very much!” Don S and TeamGolfwell

 


The Finding

How can we find true love: The 12 steps to spirituality : a Christian view of spiritual growth through the process of the 12 step program.

 

 


Emmanuel Prayer

A spiritual fable about a man seeking to connect with God.

 

“Emmanuel’s Prayer is provocative, inspiring, melancholy,and realistic in the character’s quest for a life fulfilled and given back. This story is eternal and I will read it once a year for many years to come as I believe I will continue to learn of myself on my own journey with help from Emmanual. Quietly I learn.” Annabelle

 


Congazori: By the Families, Children, and Teachers of the CONGAZORI Tribe

Can a small, peaceful, happy tribe living in an African jungle really save the world?
Yes! Because…
Many small actions working together make a big difference. – Congazori Proverb

Paul Sutherland’s thought-provoking children’s fable, coupled with Bahizi Jovan’s colorful, detailed illustrations, tells the engaging story of how the actions of each and every member of the Congazori tribe–from great-grandmothers down to small children–worked together to save Lake Vinogo.

 

“I love indigenous books that help children all over the world understand important, universal life lessons. This charming book tells a compelling, optimistic story: if each person does one small act to save the environment, BIG change will take place.” Paola Gianturco

 


Sharon's Song

Sharon’s Song is a practical book designed to help girls, boys, parents, teachers, and caregivers nurture the positive intelligences and virtuous character strengths required to succeed, flourish, and thrive in our ever-changing world. When girls and boys identify with the characters in Sharon’s Song, they discover values, virtue, character, emotional intelligence, grit, and optimism within themselves which are the building blocks of a successful life. Read Sharon’s Song over and over again until the positive effects are felt in the reader’s and listener’s heart, soul, and mind.

Sharon’s Song was proudly conceived, imagined, created, written, illustrated, designed and printed in Uganda.

 

“It does not take a Ph.D. to know that for children to grow up and have a successful life, they need more than the ability to memorize for tests. Children need optimism, grit, persistence, assertiveness, curiosity, safety, support, a feeling of control, and connection. Sharon’s Song – through story, illustration, and beauty – nourishes these virtues in every child or adult that reads it. Sharon’s Song will be a blessing for every girl and boy.” P. J. Powers, Musician, Writer, Storyteller, Philanthropist, Speaker, Nice Person, and Author

“In my over 40 years of teaching and mentoring students, I have come to the conclusion that true education cannot be separated from nurturing values. Success comes from values that are expressed through a person’s behavior and words–their character.” Priscilla Were, Mother, Mentor, Innovator, Teacher, Author

“To date, Girl Up Initiative Uganda has provided the first printing of Sharon’s Song to over 500 girls, ages 9 to 15 years, in our Adolescent Girls Program. We love the book’s message because it reinforces our mission to support and mentor girls so they can end the cycle of poverty, stay in school, and grow fully into respectful, responsible, and assertive leaders in their communities.” Monica Nyiraguhabwa and Kimberly Wolf, Co-Founders of Girl Up Initiative Uganda

 


Genocide Revealed

The untold story of the massacre named “Razzia” (Raid) which took place in January 1942, committed by the Hungarian Nazi forces in an occupied part of northern Serbia – Backa. This book unveils the most important details of the massacre, implicating the Hungarian regent (governor) Miklos Horthy. Besides murdering Serbs, Jews and Roma, Horthy had also committed numerous crimes over Ukrainians, Romanians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, Russians and Hungarian antifascists. The book primarily deals with the genocide committed in January 1942, where at least 12,763 civillians had been tossed into icy rivers Tisa and Danube. One of the main perpetrators, Sandor Kepiro, was released in Budapest court on July 18, 2011. He died in Budapest in September 3 of the same year.

 

“A Sad Story for the Serbs and the Hungarians” Roberto

“This book reviews a terrible part of my wife’s Grand Father’s life, with his picture. And is of special interest to us. This book reviews a genocide not widely known.” – Frankie W

“The Dark Truth Finally Uncovered! “ Eric Mondschein

“Just finished reading Genocide Revealed, by Aleksander Veljic. This is the “missing link” in the WW 2 narrative about Nazi war crimes. A must read! Well researched and very well written. Very professional.” – John F. Cehlar

 


We’ve described 25 Servings of SOOP as a “literary wine tasting of up-and-coming talent.” This wine tasting has the sweet rosé of “Frank and Lily” by Sian Fullerton balanced by more intense flavors such as “The Storm in His Eyes” by Charmaine Kimbini and “The Unpainted Portrait” by M.D. Jerome. Heartwarming stories are juxtaposed with stories of absolute horror.

While all of the stories we’ve chosen to include are quite enjoyable on the surface, many have special notes on which we hope you’ll pick up. Many of our authors did an admirable job of subtly addressing social issues. Many stories feature diverse characters and highlight the challenges faced by people who are, perhaps, a little different from us. We, of course, hope you will be entertained by this book, but it’s our deepest wish that you will take away from at least one story the desire to understand, respect, love, and empathize with others better.

“The anthology is a diverse amalgam of intuitive perspectives published in digestible waves of love, fear and the human condition.” — Ike Fredregill, freelance journalist 

“A fantastic collection of stories, each with an intellectual depth. Any one of these deserves to be taught as examples in a creative writing course.” – J Trevor Robinson, author “The Mummy of Monte Cristo”

“The loving care put into this superb collection of short stories makes for a perfect book companion to be savored word by word.” – Nicole Collet, author “RED: A Love Story”

“A tantalizing, flavorful collection of satisfying writing.” – Rohini Singh, author “The Time Manipulator’s Son”


 

Life at 12 College road by Eric Mondschein

It’s not always the earth-shattering events that are most significant in our hectic lives. More often, it’s the small things, many long forgotten, that touch and shape us most deeply. Our memories of these events might bring smiles, or anger, or even a desire to forget. But every one of them helps to make us who we are today-and in some ways, who we will become tomorrow. Join Eric Mondschein at the unhurried pace of a cup of coffee for a surprising and powerful journey in which laughter inevitably mingles with tears, sorrow turns to joy, and loss almost becomes bearable.

“Thoroughly enjoyable. Like listening to wholesome and entertaining stories from Prairie Home Companion or The Vinyl Cafe.” — Chris Kavelin

“Humorous and poignant, and thoroughly enjoyable” – Elizabeth Walker

“This memoir is a heartwarming expression of love of family and gratitude for the life presented to Rick and Jeff” – Paul Toloui-Wallace

“Really enjoyed it. I was almost like sitting listening to Eric telling the strorys” – Tony conroy”


 

The Time Manipulator's Son by Rohini Singh

Powerful aliens hide on an asteroid floating above the planet Chyspah. Fearing for her child’s life, a widow breaks the laws of her people and makes contact with the leader of the planet. Her actions kick off a long series of strange occurrences and unexpected discoveries that lead three boys to solve their parents’ mysteries as they’re caught in the midst of the royal family’s fall from power. Daniel experiences bizarre episodes of time travel, while Anomar learns he was adopted-and that his real parents belong to a species of aliens with supernatural powers. With the reluctant help of their timid friend Benardo, the boys dig deeper to find the truths hidden in their own lives. What they learn will change everything they thought they knew about themselves-and each other.

“Overall, I would say I thoroughly enjoyed this book, more than I felt I would. I can’t wait for the second installment in this series!!!” — Alya17

“The Time Manipulator’s Son is one of the better coming of age stories that I have read. The characters are very relatable and you feel like you are part of the story.” – Nina Butler

“Extremely immersive book. Couldn’t put it down for too long once I began reading it.” – KeshiPeshie


 

Beyond Terror by Anne Marie Waters

Beyond Terror addresses Orwellian nature of this problem, laying out the facts about Islam’s concerted and shocking efforts to undermine the fabric of Western Civilization, and how this broad movement, affecting every Western nation, is being aided and abetted by liberal political parties. This book seeks not to attack an enemy, rather to inform the populations of nations already under attack, to enable a wider discussion about immigration from the non-Western world, the teachings of the religion of Islam, and the collusion of far-left groups with Islamists and jihadists.

Anne Marie’s message is connecting with millions of people. A majority of Europeans expressed, in a 2016 survey, a desire to ban immigration from Muslim societies altogether. And yet leaders and the media in most of these nations ignore those expressing legitimate concerns about Islam as ‘racists’ or ‘bigots’. This book reveals the opposite, that what many oppose is the spread of Islamic subversion of the rights and freedoms of women, in particular, and the societal norm of freedom of expression previously considered sacred in Western nations. Her mission is to engage in public discourse on the future of society to ensure that the rights and freedoms that we, in the West, currently enjoy will be passed on to our children.

“Anne Marie Waters is a courageous woman with integrity who stands on the strength of her convictions.” — Kirralie Smith, Australian Conservatives.

“This book should be taken as a template for what must be done, and for how everyone who values freedom must now become an activist – before it’s too late.” – Robert Spencer – Director, Jihad Watch

“The threat to the west goes Beyond Terror, and Anne Marie Waters’ summary of this threat is incontrovertible.” – Jack Buckby, Author and Journalist


 

The Wise Men of the West Volume I by Jay Tyson

America was ablaze with millennial anticipation in 1844. Reflecting upon Scriptural prophecy, signs in the heavens, and the gospel of the kingdom having been preached to all nations, religious leaders expected Christ’s return was imminent. Hundreds of thousands of laypeople also looked to the skies in joyous anticipation — or dread.

Clearly, their expectations were not fulfilled; were these wrong, or simply misunderstood? In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, devout Quaker Josiah Thompson is convinced the answers lie in the Holy Land, but is too aged to travel. So his son Zach and British scholar James Lawrence take up the quest, only to realize the question is far larger than they imagined. And what they discover will have profound implications for not only for them, but all humanity as the modern age unfolds.

“I enjoyed the historical information interjected with the plot to help me appreciate the context. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the protagonist.” — Jacquelyn Pillsbury

“This book was excellently researched, brilliantly written, and a page-turner. I can’t wait for the sequel!” – Kindle Customer

“I read The Wise Men of the West in a single day (in spite of being a slow reader) and found it fascinating. It’s well researched and factually very accurate.” – Christian Lee


 

RED: A Love Story by Nicole Collet

RED is a tale of forbidden love that has received over two million hits on Wattpad. It was endorsed by journalist Debra Picket, a former columnist of The Chicago Sun-Times and contributor to CNN, as “an intriguing first novel – a thinking woman’s 50 Shades of Grey.” Set in Brazil and the US, RED is an unusual contemporary romance featuring references to philosophy, psychology, music and literature. If you enjoy the works of Sylvain Reynard, you’ll love RED.

“A thinking woman’s 50 Shades of Grey, this intriguing first novel covers familiar territory but adds plenty of new twists.” – Debra Pickett, journalist and author of Reporting Lives

“A feminist erotic novel with an empowered heroine.” – Amy Guth, WGN radio host and author of Three Fallen Women

“This book is an absolute diamond! Every sentence made me feel like the author selected the words straight from a passionate philosopher.” – Kai Alexander, Readers’ Favorite


 

The People of the Sign by Wade Fransson

What do divorce, kidnapping, the Stockholm Syndrome, ancient prophecies, and the collapse of the Soviet Union have in common with the music of the Beatles? The People of the Sign effortlessly weaves these together, proving once and for all, that truth really is far, far stranger than fiction.

“I especially appreciated the spiritual aspect of this book and the struggle to improve and grow and overcome. Well written and encouraging.” – Donsabai

“I found Wade Fransson’s life journey in “The People of the Sign” to be heartfelt & incredibly inspiring; it’s a journey of great pain, soul searching, & optimism. ” – Margaret Van Deurzen

“Honest, well written story of a spiritual journey we all need to understand” – Ginger


 

Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Meredith Mast

Willow Rose Learns Honesty is the first in a series of unique new children’s books created by Authors Meredith Mast and Marvia Karol. Ms. Mast, the founder of Storybook Ballet, needed a different kind of story for her young students to dance. She needed s stories that don’t rely on fantasy princesses, but instead have relatable characters that would teach a set of virtues to empower children for life. In this delightful introduction to the concept we meet Willow Rose – who is lonely in her new garden. The flowers and the insects don’t want to be friends with her, fearful of her thorns. Then one day she tells a lie to a grasshopper. When she realizes that not being honest hurts, Willow Rose must learn to tell the truth no matter what.

“This is a wonderful book for young children, both to tell them a story and to gently teach them a lesson. I am looking forward to further publications by Meredith Mast.” – Cat Lady

“What an amazing book with wonderful lessons for adults and children alike. My children loved it and we will be buying more as gifts for friends.” – AliciaM

“This book is delightful and it is also a good learning tool. I highly recommend it.” – Denise Broderick


 

The Lamb of Life by Jon Michael Lawrence

Author Jon Michael Lawrence and celebrated illustrator David Harston team up to tell the story of Yesu the lamb, who lives on a farm with his friends. Unfortunately, every year the farmer chooses one of the animals for the family to eat for Christmas. This year is different from the others because this is the year Yesu shows everyone what true love looks like.

Parents and teachers alike are grateful to have such a beautifully illustrated children’s book to tell the story of Jesus in an accesscible way to their toddlers and young children.

“ In The Lamb of Life, the actions of Yesu the lamb, who shows everyone what true love looks like, tell the excellent allegory of Jesus for children.” – Wayne S. Walker

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