Family Issues

title: Jesus Didn't Fit In

author: Janet L. Jackson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 7.31.2012 • author id: JaJ4737412

word count: 198

Content

The writer intends that parents who read this book will: Realize the world's view of traditional may not coincide with God's plan for their child; Recognize their own parenting style could conflict with the personality of their nontraditional child; Be excited about their nontraditional child and how they together can venture into the life abundant that Christ has for us. She uses examples of traditional and nontraditional traits in social and academic settings,the unique experiences Jesus encountered and nontraditional mindsets he created, and specific strategies parents can use to not only accept the uniqueness of their child, but embrace the adventure God has in store because of it.

About the Author
The author holds a B.S. and a M.A. in Special Education from Ball State University and has taught in various areas of special education, especially team teaching in general education classes, in the public schools for 28 years. She has been a student of the Bible for over twenty-five years. She teaches strategies to parents and teachers in home, church, and school settings about dealing with nontraditional children.

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title: Vision;

author: L. Craig Nierman

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 11.30.2011 • author id: NiL5224111

word count: 140

Content

Many Christian women yearn to see their husbands become the spiritual leaders of their marriages, yet spend much of their lives discouraged as they live with their seemingly self-absorbed mates. At the same time, men sense they are failing, but struggle to do something they have never seen. They look to church leaders, who admonish them for falling short, but rarely give them specific guidance. Vision: The Godly Husband gives discouraged wives hope that their husband will cherish her as Christ loves the Church. For men, the book becomes the virtual mentor to understanding and loving their wives in the ways that their fathers may have failed to model. After the introductory section, each chapter starts with practical, biblical insights on women's love needs and how husbands can meet them, and then moves the reader into the home of Lance and his wife, Kay, as he applies these insights in his young family. In the process, Lance serves as mentor to the male readers who lack a vision of how it is done.

About the Author
L. Craig Nierman and his high school sweetheart, Lisa, have been married for more than 20 years and live in Iowa with their two children. He holds degrees from the University of California and University of Iowa. He is an attorney practicing in the area of insurance law and teaches at the law schools at the University of Iowa and Handong International University of South Korea.

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title: I Will Help You Speak

author: David Benzel

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.30.2011 • author id: BeD7738011

word count: 200

Content

This personal account of a father, David, and his experiences raising a son with Asperger's syndrome shows the seemingly contradictory development of a child who is both challenged and gifted, a boy who can barely tolerate to hear someone sing yet loves music and plays the piano well. David chronicles his journey to connect emotionally with his son and the way prayer and God's word play crucial roles in this process. In the end, David's family still faces significant hurdles, but they are able to see the wonderfully unexpected ways God answers prayer. A broken marriage is restored. Two parents connect with their son. And a boy who begins childhood struggling to communicate learns to speak - not just English - but Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish too.

About the Author
David Benzel, professor of mathematics, has been teaching for over 12 years. He and his wife, Cora, have a twelve-year-old son, Eric, with Asperger's syndrome. In order to better serve students with Asperger's syndrome, David frequently provides lectures about the condition to college counselors, professors and administrators. David also leads a Christian support group for parents of children with special needs. He has bachelor of science and master of science degrees in mathematics.

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title: Marriage Is Hard

author: Susan Black

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.30.2011 • author id: BlS2726511

word count: 200

Content

Our culture does not prepare young men and women for marriage. Current media promote relationships based on nothing more than sexual attraction and emotional exhilaration. Those qualities are exciting and stimulating, but they fade quickly when challenged by the real-life difficulties which occur in every relationship. For every little girl who has ever dreamed of meeting her handsome prince, the reality of married life can often prove to be a disillusionment. An intimate and growing marriage is difficult to attain but is not an impossibility when we begin to understand such things as the magnitude of God's grace, the power of kindness, that forgiveness is a choice, and that God is enough. God has provided the biblical instruction and the tools needed to equip young couples to build a marriage that is deeply satisfying and God-honoring. Marriage is hard, but love grown God's way is love that will last a lifetime.

About the Author
As a pastor's wife and teacher, Susan Black has enjoyed communicating the truths contained in this book to other wives who have experienced the unanticipated hardships of marriage. As a disillusioned young bride, she discovered that the ancient truths of Scripture are timeless - offering life-giving, heart-changing, and practical instruction for building an intimate, growing, and God-honoring marriage. Susan met her husband, Rob, when they were both seminary students at Columbia Graduate School.

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title: Making Marriage User-Friendly

author: Russ Holloman

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.30.2011 • author id: HoR3080911

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Content

This book addresses how married partners can contribute to the happiness, growth, and psychological and spiritual well being of each other by relating in terms of a helping relationship. It helps partners to understand how their behavior both affects and is affected by the behavior of each other. Initial focus is on two questions: Shall We Marry? and What Kind of Marriage Do We Want? Other chapters discuss: understanding and maintaining the helping relationship, accentuating the positives, eliminating the negatives, listening and information sharing, decision making and problem solving, and confrontation and conflict resolution.

About the Author
Russ Holloman holds a PhD from the University of Washington. He has served as a faculty member at the US Air Force Academy, Virginia Tech, and Augusta State University (Maxwell Professor Emeritus). He has twenty-six years in practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is the author of more than fifty professional journal articles as well as {ITL}And Now, a Word from Our Creator{NRM} (Westbow Press, 2011). He is a lecturer and behavioral consultant, a member of several Boards of Advisors, a member of various professional associations, and a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. He is the widowed father of two adult children.

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title: Passing the Torch:

author: Ernest Finklea

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 1.31.2011 • author id: FiE8537411

word count: 108

Content

The manuscript does more than discuss the need for fathers to teach their sons how to be godly and noble men. The book is a toolbox filled with lessons, discussion questions, and activities to help fathers instill biblical principles in their sons while also giving fathers and sons an environment to build a strong relationship with each other. After the manner of the medieval knights, this book utilizes an oath, a motto, and a code of honor to give young men a sense of purpose, direction, and accomplishment in their pursuit of manhood

About the Author
Ernest Finklea has been a Calvary Chapel pastor for the last 18 years and has dealt extensively with family issues. He writes, "My wife and I homeschool our four children, two of which are boys, and I know first-hand about the challenges of raising young men in today's culture. I am an Eagle Scout. I attend pastor's conferences and could promote the book in those venues. My wife and I also have a few homeschool connections that could open the door to promote the book within homeschool conferences."

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title: Weak and Loved: An Imperfect Mother and Her Critically-Ill

author: Emily Cook

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 10.25.2010 • author id: CoE4720110

word count: 127

Content

When children suffer, one cannot help but ask God, "Why do you make some flowers bloom and allow others to wither?" Written from the perspective of a mother who suffers with her child, Weak and Loved is a story of the struggles of faith and the encouragement of God during one tumultuous year. The writer's own little flower began to wither shortly after her fourth birthday when she had her first seizure. This young girl fought severe epilepsy for nearly a year until the successful removal of a brain tumor restored her to health. This book includes no clichés or easy answers, and it is not an attempt to answer complicated questions of human suffering. Rather, it is a demonstration of God's faithfulness to one sick child and her imperfect mother: both weak, but both loved. Readers will enter the difficult, earthy, and sometimes humorous world of a sick child, and be pleased to find the beauty of God's love in Christ even there.

About the Author
A mother of six and wife of a pastor, who graduated with honors from Hillsdale College in 2002, the writer has written articles for non-profit newsletters for several years. She was published in At the Center magazine in 2006 and has public speaking experience from a previous job as the director of a crisis pregnancy center. She leads a weekly Bible study for young mothers in her home.

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title: The Kissing Spot

author: Terri Hoffman

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.22.2010 • author id: HoT3499010

word count: 190

Content

Does God really turn around for good what Satan means for harm? The writer declares, "Absolutely. And he is always with us, even in the womb. During one attempted abortion God intervened to protect the life of a very special little girl and is using her today to share the incredible love of Jesus with anyone who will listen. The Kissing Spot, the story of Hope Hoffman's amazing survival, is an unforgettable one that will touch your heart - proving once again the power of God who can take a tragic and heartbreaking situation and redeem it for his glory. If you need proof miracles still happen, this is it!"

About the Author
Terri Hoffman is an emergency room RN with 22 years nursing experience, and Hope's mother. She has served on the board at Care Net Pregnancy Services for 2 separate terms and has been a volunteer counselor and helpline coordinator. She and Hope love to speak at high schools, banquets, and church groups on disability, caregiving, abortion and adoption. Terri and her family attend Christ Fellowship and have been involved with Joni and Friends Disability Ministry Family Retreats and Wheels for the World for many years.

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title: That These Two Will Live

author: Sharla Kostelyk

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 8.30.2010 • author id: KoSNonUS10

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Content

The writer states, "In 2009, Imagine Adoption Agency went bankrupt, leaving 43 children, including our son and daughter, in their transition home in Ethiopia. This is the account of our fight to bring them home. The story is one of faith, determination, and unwavering love for two orphans. This love would transcend government bureaucracy, the unfamiliar spotlight of the media, financial obstacles, and common sense. Above all, this is the story of miracles--the miracle of adoption and the faithfulness of a God who asks us to love the least of these."

About the Author
The writer is the married mother of seven children, five of whom were added to her family through adoption. She speaks regularly to groups of prospective adoptive parents and is actively involved in the adoption community, both locally and internationally. She writes, "I am passionate about increasing awareness about adoption. Ethiopia's adoption program has risen in popularity, with thousands of children coming to North American families last year, but there are very few books in the marketplace specific to this subject."

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title: Dear Wood: Remembering With My Dad

author: Wilda Young

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 8.30.2010 • author id: YoW6293110

word count: 110

Content

The writer summarizes, "My father, a farmer turned salesman then Methodist minister, wrote a letter containing highlights he remembered about my childhood. He asked that I write down some of my memories. The memories from the two letters relate the story of my youth as I grew up in the 1950s and 60's in a Christian family in Southern Illinois. . . . A house fire, a life-threatening bee sting, revival meetings, county spelling contests, discipline--things that made daily life in rural America common yet entertaining--are captured in this true story of family life in simpler times."

About the Author
Wilda Young grew up attending church sometimes 5-6 times a week. Now she teaches a Sunday school class of elderly women and plays in the handbell choir. She holds a bachelor's degree in English, a master's in educational psychology, and has taught in public schools for 35 years. A TV station selected her as one of the "Heartland's Best Teachers in 2008."

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title: Lessons Learned from a Prodigal Son

author: Yvonne Burrage

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 7.24.2010 • author id: BuY7770710

word count: 85

Content

These Scripture-based devotionals are cultivated from a heartbreaking decade during which the writer's family struggled with the consequences of their youngest son's addiction to drugs and alcohol. The short chapters begin with anecdotal reflections and include a lesson for the reader to meditate upon.

About the Author
Yvonne Burrage, a retired elementary school teacher, has taught weekly Bible studies and been a pastor's wife for 39 years. She has published articles for Lifeway Christian Resources and has co-authored an interactive boo, God's Call: The Cornerstone of Effective Ministry. She and her husband Ralph have developed a unique ministry to families with prodigal children.

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title: It's Never Too Late: Practical Help for Parents

author: Connie M. Rae

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 6.25.2010 • author id: RaC9880110

word count: 200

Content

The message of this book is that it is never too late to reach your difficult teenager. The book gives parents help in understanding their child's temperament, their own parenting style, and the developmental process their child is going through. It discusses the world their teenager is growing up in, which is very different than their parents may realize and understand. The book gives information and tools, and encourages parents to accept the adolescent period of time, but not the excesses or extremes that go with it. Each chapter ends with a short homework task and a prayer. There is hope. That hope rests in the parent's faith and trust in God, and their willingness to seek his help, to put feet to their prayers, and rest in the belief that he will do what they cannot.

About the Author
Connie Rae is a licensed counselor, working with families and youth at risk. She and her husband have been youth lay leaders in their church. They were parents of four teenagers, now grown with teenagers of their own. They lived with their own "lost" teenager until he, like the prodigal son, came home to take responsibility for his choices. Connie has been a speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops, and has taught classes in family issues. The author is willing to do whatever it takes to promote this book. She is currently developing a website to promote counseling helps, including this book.

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title: The Never-ending Love Story:

author: Pauline Sawyers

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 5.25.2010 • author id: SaP3574910

word count: 225

Content

We know that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus - but why? Gender finds its purpose in the gospel. Through gender and the marital relationship, God, in his absolute genius, portrays his unfailing love for his church and his plan of salvation for a lost human race. In gendered interactions, the gospel is symbolically retold in a timeless manner that transcends both culture and religion. The Never-ending Loving Story addresses why God created gender in the first place and delineates the essential qualities of masculinity and femininity, which correspond to the attributes of Christ and his church, respectively. The manuscript also elucidates how love is central to our understanding of gender and demonstrates how gender is intimately tied to the gospel. The book concludes with the implications of gender's symbolism for the reader's romantic relationship, and for social issues such as domestic violence and same-sex marriage.

About the Author
Pauline Sawyers writes, "When I was six years old, my parents divorced. I told my family I was never getting married because married people hurt each other. Thus began my lifelong journey to understand romantic relationship, to nurture relationships, and to stop the hurt. This journey led me to a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, doing couples therapy, teaching about relationships, and writing this book. As a professor, I would be free to spend summers travelling and giving relationship enhancement workshops. During the semester, teleseminars might be more feasible. I have been invited for a radio interview scheduled for summer 2010 on "Think it Over", an hour-long local Christian radio program anchored by Pastor T. Marshall Kelly. Also, my university has its own radio station that broadcasts only Christian programming. The book provides a biblical model of male/female relationships. That model will form the manifesto for the Relationship Enhancement Institute, a clearinghouse of information, research, and resources to support healthy romantic relationships. In addition, I am in the early stages of designing "The Intimacy Game" as a fun way for couples to learn and practice healthy, loving interactions." Before 7-14-10 phone: 01155-75-9833-0880.

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title: His Father Heart

author: Richard Ehrman

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 4.24.2010 • author id: EhR3411910

word count: 200

Content

Saddled with an inability to love, an irresponsible single father fails to discipline his two young daughters. When they become teenage drug addicts (one heroin, one methamphetamine), and then are subsequently diagnosed as mentally ill (one bipolar, one paranoid schizophrenic), he can't live with himself. When all attempts to repair the damage fail, despair takes center stage. Immersing himself in alcohol, he soon finds that nothing can alleviate the guilt and suffering that follows his every waking moment -- until he accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Through faith in Christ he begins to understand the true meaning of fatherhood, and he embarks on a journey of discovery and healing in this personal account.

About the Author
Inheriting a love of books from his father, Rich Ehrman parlayed his fondness for reading into a passion for writing and pursued a journalism degree. Hired and fired more times than he cares to admit, his jobs have ranged from janitor to stock clerk, busboy to recording engineer. He currently resides in Southwest Florida. His Father Heart, compiled and expanded from journal entries over a five-year period, is his first book. He writes, "I would like to use this book as a platform to help young men and fathers whose hearts have become hardened and bound. I believe I can achieve this through the use of a blog-based website and personal appearances."

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title: Don't Blink:

author: Kay Swatkowski

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 3.24.2010 • author id: SwK6000210

word count: 100

Content

Have you ever wondered how your child views family life? Don't Blink encourages parents to examine family interactions from a child's perspective. Using the acronym BLINK, the author provides useful suggestions for dismantling the frustrating roadblocks parents encounter on the road to a deeper relationship with their children. Scriptural references and relevant stories inspire parents as they grapple with the significant themes of gentle, respectful, honest, caring and sacred communication in the home.

About the Author
The author received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fort Wayne Bible College and an MA in pastoral counseling through the National Christian Counselors Association. She is currently enrolled in their Ph.D. program working towards a specialty in children and family. She has worked as Christian school teacher, women's ministry director for Midwest Baptist Conference, children's ministry director at Faith Church of Grayslake, and is currently a pastoral counselor ministering through Northpoint Church in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. As a speaker, writer, counselor and spiritual director she has addressed a variety of issues of interest to women and families. She has written a number of articles for BGC World as well as Connecting, both publication of the Baptist General Conference. The mother of four and grandmother of three, she has a love for families and a passion to provide resources to strengthen the home.

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title: I Wish We Could Fix Broken Kids

author: Joy A. Sterling

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 11.28.2009 • author id: StJ3657609

word count: 200

Content

A collection of vignettes, each about one of the more than 70 foster children the writer has had. Each story shows what caused the child to be "broken" and how the family responded. It is intended to educate the Christian community about the problems of the hurting children in our society, and challenge Christians to become involved in solving them. The first chapter is an introduction to foster care, and the chapter suggests ways in which the church can be involved.

About the Author
The writer notes, "My pastor husband and I were foster parents to more than 70 children during a 25 year period, working mostly through state agencies. I have published more than fifty articles and short stories in various denominational magazines and take-home papers, most of them about or for children. While everyone cannot be a foster parent, every Children can and should find ways to help the problem of the 'broken kids' in our society."

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title: Love Your Husband/Love Yourself:

author: Jennifer Flanders

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.23.2009 • author id: FlJ7570309

word count: 295

Content

Rather than wanting to know, "What can my husband do for me?" wives should be asking, "What can I do for my husband?" Self-sacrificing love is not only the secret to happy marriages, but is also the key to personal fulfillment and the satisfaction of our deepest longings. The premise of this book is that when a wife puts her husband's needs ahead of her own, she will find her own needs being met in the process. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of sex, so the first half of the book is devoted to that aspect of the marital relationship. A wife who gives herself freely to her husband will enjoy better health, lower stress, deeper sleep, fewer anxieties, more energy, a stronger marriage, and a more peaceful home. The second half of the book deals with the importance of unconditional love, encouraging words, full forgiveness, unwavering commitment, a grateful heart, a submissive spirit, and an attitude of prayerful support.

About the Author
The writer states, "My husband and I have been happily married for 22 years and are the parents of eleven children (#12 due in April). I read widely (over 70 books a years) and have thoroughly researched and documented my topic. I speak regularly to church and home school groups on related topics, and have received favorable responses to the material I've presented in those settings. I will also be promoting this book on our family website: www.flandersfamily.info."

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title: Something Beautiful at the Dump:

author: C. Kay Jones

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 8.23.2009 • author id: JoC2741009

word count: 135

Content

The writer gives a personal account of events leading up to and following the revelation that the husband she loves is a pedophile and, sadly, the abuser of her own daughter. To stay in the ruptured marriage and trust God's healing and restoration for her family is natural for who she is spiritually . . . no decision on her part. A fierce battle ensues between her brutalized emotions and the joy of the Lord when she is persecuted, abandoned, victimized by false rumors, threatened, and subsequently cast out of her church for her stand of faith. The marriage will succumb to an enemy she knew too little about but as she struggles to recover from the many losses, God reveals the intricate ways he directed her steps when she thought she was only surviving. Something Beautiful at the Dump is not about the failure of humanity that brought the writer to her Gethsemane but the faithfulness of God that brought her through it. He honors her trust with astounding events that are too precise to be accidents and brings about an outcome far more amazing than she could ever imagine . . . Evidence of Things Not Seen! "After surviving a severely abusive first marriage, Kay remarries and finally has everything she ever dreamed of . . . a deep intimate relationship with Christ, four wonderful children from her barren womb, and a Christian husband. Her riveting memoir reveals, however, that abuse has many faces and when carried out under a cloak of religion generates a wounding only God can make whole."

About the Author
The writer is a Christian composer/singer/recording artist/author/speaker whose integrity is authenticated by her caring manner of communication and the life she lives. Others relate to her experiences through her riveting testimonies and her uplifting music. She has a website (being built now) and advertises via a personalized license plate (SBATD) and calling cards. This is her first memoir but definite will not be her last.

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title: No More Hippos!

author: Kolinda R. Duer

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 8.23.2009 • author id: DuK3704609

word count: 160

Content

The manuscript presents a memoir offering hope and healing for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography issues or sexual addiction. Included in the book are also resources, application questions with Bible references that can be used in weekly support groups.

About the Author
The writer states, "I am a living testimony to the redemptive power of God in a marriage affected by sexual addiction for 17 years to pornography. Currently, I am scheduling and am scheduled to speak this fall where opportunity is available to promote and sell the book."

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title: Experiencing H.O.L.Y. Matrimony:

author: Joseph M. Karr

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 6.17.2009 • author id: KaJ3580309

word count: 228

Content

In a world of constantly changing attitudes and values in marriage, where does God fit into holy matrimony? For Christian couples who seek the blessings of God in their home there is a need to understand marriage as the "God thing" that is was created to be. Within the pages of this book there is provided for the Christian couple and marriage counselor alike a fresh look at marriage from the perspective of the pastor's heart. The book builds on a strong foundation of biblical principles and scripture. Throughout the text the social sciences are used for the supporting framework, but first and foremost this is a book for the Christian home.

About the Author
Joseph Karr has served as a pastor in Christian ministry twenty-nine years. He served nearly ten years as a chaplain with the United States Army reserves. He received the D.Min. degree in marriage and family enrichment, and M. Div. in pastoral ministries. He has a BS in education.

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title: A Breastfeeding Handbook for Christian Mothers

author: Beth Duncan

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 5.24.2009 • author id: DuB3524209

word count: 120

Content

There is a paucity of information in the Christian community regarding breastfeeding, although in his Word God brings the topic up many times. Breastfeeding was intended to be a blessing for mothers and babies, but most people see it as just another choice in life, one that doesn't matter. The writer argues there are over 100 benefits of breastfeeding; conversely, the potential hazards of formula feeding are great. Without burdening mothers with guilt, this book explains how to overcome the barriers to breastfeeding, how to make it work, and how to be blessed in the process.

About the Author
Beth is a board certified lactation consultant, who has been working with mothers for over 10 years. She also holds degrees in communications, English, and English education. She has worked as a newspaper columnist and feature writer. She will be published in an anthology, Gifts II, which will be released in late 2009. She is the mother of four children, all of whom were breastfed, including the oldest, who has Down syndrome.

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title: Clothesline Talk

author: Kim Walter Brown

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 4.26.2009 • author id: BrK2332209

word count: 145

Content

The book is a guide to a successful marriage. It offers direct insight into areas of marriage that are often glazed over and offers biblical perspectives on issues married couples often face. It also provides a non-traditional biblical approach that is engaging for all social, ethnic, and religious demographics.

About the Author
Kim Walter Brown completed an undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University, continued his education at Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology and Virginia Union University, receiving both a MDiv and DMin. He is senior pastor of a church in Chesapeake, VA and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. In addition to speaking at conferences, Brown hosts a weekly television program.

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title: Choices:

author: Lisa Suggs

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 3.25.2009 • author id: SuL8602809

word count: 95

Content

Choices was inspired by Lisa's own personal experience with divorce. Lisa first faced divorce as a child, at the young age of 4. Although her parents loved her and never intended to hurt her or her siblings, in their ignorance, they made choices that left deep scars on their kids. Lisa's first marriage also ended in divorce. During this very dark time in her life, Lisa turned to God for answers, and he led her to what she calls an "internal mirror." This mirror experience helped her to remember her past as a child living in a divorced home, so that she could make wiser choices in the present as an adult who was now faced with divorce. Her goal was to provide a better future for her children by minimizing the scars that come from growing up in a divorced home. This is the insight and wisdom Lisa desires to share with others so that they too can make wiser choices in their journey with divorce.

About the Author
The writer is a former preschool director, and she has taught Sunday school and led various women's Bible studies. Having also worked in the corporate sector for Northrop Aerospace and Allied Signal Aerospace, Lisa understands the demands of balancing both work and home. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband, Bob; they have 4 children ranging from the ages of 7 to 21.

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title: The Relocation Book for Parents

author: Kathleen Smith

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 2.22.2009 • author id: SmKNonUS09

word count: 150

Content

As the job market goes into "crazy zone" people who never thought they would relocate for work are considering making a move. The Relocation Book for Parents looks at the practical side of listening to God and allowing the Holy Spirit to plan national or international family relocation. Kathleen Smith offers a practical and proven solution for the whole family. A result of over thirty years of overseas family experience, Smith looks at the level of move that is just right for a family and matches that level to school, neighborhood, social support and church selection.

About the Author
While more and more families are on the move, nearly thirty to forty percent of the overseas work assignments end in failure (Global Relocation Trends Survey 2008). Few aid programs or relief organizations can afford assignment failures, and even corporate executives feel they can no longer financially write-off aborted assignments. A family needs any relocation to be successful for more reasons than monetary gain, but how do we insure success when moving out of the comfort zone of home? Kathleen Smith has published in magazines and newspapers and was an advisor to FOCUS International (2008). She founded Childtrack Education, an international education consultancy (1996-2006) and was named an Education "Expert" in the CNN Traveler Program (2004). She holds a degree from Stetson University (FL) and pursued study at American University School of International Service (District of Columbia), and Southhampton University (UK).

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title: What God Hath Joined Together:

author: Kevin W. Rhodes

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 12.25.2008 • author id: RhK7603308

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Content

This manuscript combines biblical instruction with practical recommendations to help couples grow in their relationship. It emphasizes how to anticipate and overcome issues that inevitably arise. From preparation for marriage to compatibility, from the roles of husband and wife to building intimacy, Rhodes discusses matters with candor and balance. He provides a biblical perspective about needs in marriage and explains communication issues practically. The manuscript includes a discussion of both Jesus' and Paul's most important discourses on marriage. Then, in an appendix, Rhodes overviews the Song of Solomon and shows how there is not only room for romance and sexuality in a Christian marriage but that it is proper and biblical for Christian couples to develop this aspect of marriage too. This work places marriage in a biblical perspective while showing that the application of biblical principles is the best prescription for a happy marriage.

About the Author
Rhodes has served as a pulpit minister for the last sixteen years, a work that has included counseling couples, teaching classes, writing articles, and conducting marriage seminars. As the former associate editor of the small publication Sound Words, he is asked regularly to write for other smaller publications within the Churches of Christ, though his work helping people's marriage has extended beyond the church. Kevin and his wife, Tracy Anne, have been married for sixteen years and have two daughters. He currently preaches for the Granbury Street Church of Christ in Cleburne, Texas.

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title: Saving Marriages:

author: Trevor & Edith Fraser

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 12.16.2008 • author id: FrT3580308

word count: 240

Content

A new study affirmed born again Christians are just as likely as the average American couple to divorce (Barrick, 2008). One of the most complex issues facing Christian couples is marital difficulty and conflict. Couples struggle to develop tools to increase marital success. The purpose of this book is to equip couples with psychologically sound strategies for enhancing marital relationships using biblical couples as models.

About the Author
Dr. Edith C. Fraser, a professor at Oakwood University, is a social worker with extensive practice and academic experience. Dr. Trevor H. Fraser, an associate professor at Oakwood is a pastor and has held numerous administrative positions. Presently he is a Director of Masters of Pastoral Studies. They have been married for over 39 years and are actively involved in couple's ministry through pre-marital, marital counseling and couples retreat nationally and internationally. They note, "Since we have conducted over 100 couples workshops and retreats, we would be willing to provide two seminars per month as a means of promoting our book. We are willing to attend Christian counseling Conference, Regional religious convocations and other settings as a means of promoting our book. We would also explore the possibility of our book being used in college courses. David Person, radio personality and contributor to USA Today, has a radio show that we frequently appear on. This is a program we could discuss enhancing marital relationships and share information from our book. In addition, Oakwood University has a radio station is an additional opportunity for marketing on a local program with personalities such as Kenneth Anderson."

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title: Roll the Windows Down, It's Raining:

author: Nicholas Lore

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 12.16.2008 • author id: LoN3009608

word count: 306

Content

Nick Lore's son, Andrew, missed entering kindergarten by six days, and almost simultaneously he learned that his deadly prostate cancer had entered remission. Viewing these two events as a sign from above, he decided to change his life. Taking a sabbatical from his 30-year career as a successful mortgage banker, Andrew and Nick embarked on an unforgettable 15-month adventure. While appreciating remote mountain waterfalls, historic villages and the wild Atlantic coast, Nick's spirituality deepened along with his convictions about fatherhood. This book about Nick's adventures with Andrew is also, and more importantly, about the marginalized role of father's in families. The need for fathers to step up and be counted, to be regularly involved in the lives of their children, is substantial and urgent.

About the Author
As part of his career, the writer started a speakers' bureau and gained valuable experience working with other professional speakers. His own journey has included opportunities ranging from executive career development to working in prison ministries. Lore is an active member of the Presbyterian Church in America and values his friendship with leader Frank Barker.

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title: Half a Time

author: Dianne Claxton Bellis

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 9.24.2008 • author id: BeDNonUS08

word count: 206

Content

The writer states, "When I brought my first baby home from the hospital during the summer break between academic years, I was totally unprepared for the collision of theory and belief, of personal aspiration and mother love, that this tiny human being would occasion. Half a Time is an experimental memoir that looks back on this experience. It evokes my decade-plus at home, raising three boys in California and Asia, viewed through the lens of the surprise arrival of their little brother." The book is loosely structured through the rhythm of a labor and delivery. The book attempts to document, interpret, and ultimately to transcend the struggle to harmonize the competing demands of family, and the need to thrive as an individual human person.

About the Author
Dianne Bellis writes, "My training in a Christian liberal arts college provided a strong foundation for the advanced degree I pursued after graduation. I never expected to begin my career without significant preparation. I never expected to be a stay-at-home mother at all. Eighteen years of parenting has taught me some things I didn't learn in school. Half a Time grapples with identity and vocation, and expresses love and learning from eleven years at home with multiple boys."

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title: Seeds of Wisdom for Parents:

author: Pamala Vincent

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 8.24.2008 • author id: ViP9702208

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Content

Seeds of Wisdom for Parents is a collection of inspirational/motivational essays with practical hands-on tips for embracing parenting from a gardener's perspective. It makes a unique adaptation of the monthly column I write for The East County Gazette, (with a readership of 39,000+ in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.) Each 600-800 word narrative draws parallels between garden observations and encouraging words for parenting. Each analogy begins with rich quotes from notable personalities and/or scripture references and when grouped with garden photos will make an easy-read, non-fiction gift-book for parents.

About the Author
The target audience aims at parents of children ages 2-18, and could be easily sold in garden stores, hospital gift stores, and anywhere gift books are typically sold. I suspect the purchasers would most likely be an older client purchasing for a younger parent as a gift to say what they can not say themselves to inspire parenting skills. Pamala Vincent is a career teacher and was honored as Teacher of the Year 2004-2007 for Alternative Education in Oregon. She has thirty-one years of experience in gardening, parenting, teaching, and as the administrator of an alternative Christian academy which has prepared her to give tried and tested advice to parents. She has written, Gate Keepers at Home, a woman's devotional. She recently was published in the Christian Communicator, the Storyteller, the International Christian Writer, Birds and Bloom and Nature’s Camps.

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title: Daniel: A Christian Father's Perspective on Autism

author: Ben Otten

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 7.25.2008 • author id: OtBNonUS08

word count: 146

Content

This book examines the development of an autistic child, through the eyes of his Christian father. Following the first nine years of the child's life, it shows how the father learns his son has a developmental problem, how the diagnosis of autism is reached, and how the family copes with autism and its treatment. The author shares intensely personal experiences in dealing with his son's autism. A practical approach to autism therapy is presented, based on a biblical world-view and proven behavioral techniques. The book contains many practical insights and suggestions for Christian parents, relatives, friends, educators, and care workers working with autistic children.

About the Author
The author writes from his personal experience raising an autistic child. He has been happily married for 22 years, has two sons, and is a member of Newton Fellowship Baptist Church in Surrey, British Columbia. He earned a bachelors degree in religious education at Prairie Bible Institute, served six years overseas as a missions support worker, served five years as a volunteer missions representative, and leads a neighborhood children's outreach program. The book's subject matter is becoming increasingly relevant as more and more children are diagnosed with autism and other cognitive developmental delays.

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title: The Birthday Gift:

author: Rebecca Lewis

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues, Sex • date submitted: 6.22.2008 • author id: LeR2964908

word count: 172

Content

The Birthday Gift: Snapshots of Marriage to a Pastor/Sex Addict and the Unexpected Path to Healing Using narrative, the writer offers an inside look at the impact sex addiction has on the family unit, with particular emphasis on the spouse. The reader sees the sex addict as a whole person, being both obedient to God in his role as a pastor and yet captive to internet pornography, prostitution and massage parlors. Fervent prayers for her husband's healing illustrate the author's faith. Family birthday parties unify they story, contrasting the pain of addiction against the joy of family. The story culminates with the author discovering her husband's affair and being forced to leave the church parsonage on her fortieth birthday. Struggles with faith follow as the author discovers that everyone in the church was aware of her husband's infidelity. The events of each day of Family Week at a rehab facility for sex addiction are explored in detail. When the author learns that her husband was sexually molested by his sister beginning at the age of four, she realizes that God had answered her prayers for her husband's healing. God had given her a birthday gift. The story seeks to provide hope and education for families of sex addicts everywhere.

About the Author
The wife of a Methodist minister and certified lay speaker, Becca Adams' devotionals and sermons have been presented in churches throughout South Carolina. An award winning author for comedy writing, she has written a monthly column entitled, "Love from Due West." for the Abbeville Press and Standard. Professionally, Becca served as communications manager for an international nonprofit, developing newsletters and brochures and ghost writing booklets on drug abuse prevention. She has taught business writing at Piedmont Technical College.

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title: Tears of the Phoenix: A True Story

author: Debra Kornfield

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 4.20.2008 • author id: KoD4653008

word count: 180

Content

In May 1983 the writer's daughter, Karis Joy, was born with an intestinal dysfunction that eventually led to a failed intestinal transplant, and finally a five-organ transplant at age 22. This true story is the way she has led her life in the face of overwhelming obstacles, including a family move to Brazil. The writer willingly makes herself and her family members transparent as this twenty-five year struggle affected not only Karis, but also every family member. Kornfield happily reports that Karis will graduate from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, May 2008.

About the Author
The writer's books are written in Portuguese and published in Brazil. She works with sexual abuse survivors and published a book on the subject in 2000. That book won the ABEC award for "best foreign author." Presently, she is revising the book for a 2009 republication. Author's address May 2008: c/o 16842 Dorrway Ct. Granger, IN 46530, June through August 2008: 375 S. Pacific Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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title: Weatherproof Your Home . . . Against the Storms of Life

author: Donna Best

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 2.20.2008 • author id: BeD1602708

word count: 215

Content

In Matthew 7, Jesus distinguished the wise from the foolish builder by the material each used for the foundation of his home. Both homes were faced with inevitable storms, but the rock-solid foundation of the wise man enabled him to withstand the devastating effects. In Weatherproof Your Home, the author presents biblical principles which allow women to identify attitudes and behaviors which do not line up with the truth of God's Word, and therefore erode their strength in trying times. Using intimate examples of God's work in her own life, the author offers her readers a new perspective on rebellion, repentance and restoration. Weatherproof Your Home seeks to empower women to abandon their helplessness and reframe their lives and families according to God's Word.

About the Author
The author has been teaching women's Bible studies for over 30 years, and began her degree in biblical studies at the age of 49, attending Geneva College and continuing through Moody Bible Institute. In Weatherproof Your Home, she shares her own process of repentance and restoration, and has taught these biblical principles as a women's 12-week course, as well as in a seminar/retreat format, since 2001.

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title: Pure Play:

author: Jean Schappet

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 1.23.2008 • author id: ScJ2064608

word count: 225

Content

Pure Play has a simple objective, to help contemporary Christian parents take advantage of God's child development plan. There are three steps. 1) Clear away the misconceptions about children and play by looking at what the Bible says. 2) Build a system of understanding for parents about children' play. 3) Coach parents with "how to" tips for sustaining play and instructing children following play.

About the Author
Jean Schappet has 30 years of experience in the field of building playgrounds - that's "play experience." Demonstrating her commitment to serve God and his children, Jean co-founded Pure Play Workshops, an organization devoted to helping child care professionals and parents understand play. The Kellogg Foundation sponsored her first book about play and universal playground design, distributing 20,000 copies to child care professionals. Jean's career includes consulting, designing play environments, teaching and writing.

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title: Raising a Verbal Child: Give Your Child a Lifelong Advantage

author: Diane McLoud

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 6.27.2013 • author id: McD4449013

word count: 30,000

Content

These recent text messages were sent by high school students:

"btw we r goin to pza hut at 6 if ya wanna go bring $ can u bring my coat 2"

"tbh i cant wait 4 skool to be over!!!! i cant take n e more i need a brake i got a job at mcdonalds starting nxt wk"

"r u friends with that new girl gabby shes so kewl! i dint know shes a balet dancer did u"

No wonder many parents and educators are concerned about kids' inability to communicate! Within a few years these teens will be parents, teaching the next generation. How can we transition from this text-messaging, abbreviation-loving generation to children with strong verbal skills that spill over into strong writing and reading skills?

Raising a Verbal Child is an idea-packed guide for parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers—anyone involved in the lives of children up to age seven. Learn from nine powerful chapters how you can provide a solid foundation, raising confident kids who communicate clearly. Then choose from 100-plus activities in bonus chapters to put what you've learned into  action. The child you love will benefit for life—guaranteed!

About the Author

Diane McLoud is a teacher at heart. A graduate of Kentucky Christian University, since 1984 she and her husband Jim have trained Christian teachers throughout the United States. She's a popular speaker at Christian women's events and is passionate about ministry to women and their families. For 22 years, she homeschooled her three sons and still provides support to homeschoolers.

Diane is the author of several books and articles and writes a blog on her web site, www.dianemcloud.com.

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title: The LD/ADHD Parenting Journey: Navigating with Love and purpose

author: Myrna Easom

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Family Issues • date submitted: 5.8.2014 • author id: EaM3309014

word count: 50,000

Content

The purpose of the book is to convince parents of children with LD and ADHD that they, the parents play the key role in helping their child to learn successfully.  This book emphasizes the concept that parenting is a journey, with many twists and turns, but a journey that offers tremendous opportunities to capture love and purpose along the way.  The knowledge and resources shared will shed light on the mist enshrouding the bumpy road of LD and ADHD identification, assessment, and special education placement.  Parents are given practical and proven tools for nurturing a sense of value, acceptance, competency and love in their special child. Inspiring stories from parents who have already made the journey will convince readers of this book to eagerly take up the challenge to plan their own amazing journey.  A running theme throughout the book is for parents to trust the ancient Guidebook-God's Word for making important decisions concerning their child's current education and future life.

About the Author

Myrna Easom and Patricia Ritsema each have professional and academic credentials at the master's degree level in special education.  They have had similar careers in teaching, school administration, and as learning disability program directors.  Myrna coauthored Serving Learning Disabled Students in Christian Schools: A Program Management Manual for Teachers and Administrators (2007)

The audience is parents of children with LD and ADHD, in public, private, Christian or homeschooling sectors.  The authors have extensive experience in conducting parent seminars, which will help to market the book.  Marketing aids will also include the following web links:  Lindedin, Facebook, Christian schools, Christian school conventions and associations, church libraries and Christian and secular booksellers.

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title: The Joys of Being a Dad: Delighting in God’s Call to Fatherhood

author: Daniel Titus

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 11.28.2014 • author id: TiD3176314

word count: 39,000

Content

It’s the goal of this manuscript to encouraging Christian fathers to take seriously and joyfully their responsibilities as fathers. It argues that one finds the joy of fatherhood in the duties of fatherhood. The approach is to discuss scriptural truths about fatherhood and discover how they bear themselves out in personal experiences.

There’s a temptation to argue for the importance of this work by highlighting the troubling state of fatherhood in America or even that among Christians, fatherhood is seen as a chore. Though these things are true, they do not make a work like this worthwhile. What makes it meaningful is this: God is our Father. How one views fatherhood affects the way one views God (and viceversa). Even if every dad in America joyfully and faithful took on fatherhood, it would still be important to think about fatherhood in a Biblical way.

The manuscript had the original intent to express love for being a dad and to exhort others to love it too. As the manuscript took form, it became something of a spiritual disciplines book. The reality is this: the joys of fatherhood and the disciplines of fatherhood are one in the same.

About the Author

In 2005, Daniel Titus was ordained by Gillionville Baptist Church as a Minister of the Gospel where he served as Children's Pastor.  Since that time, he has become the father of three boys (starting in 2007).  In 2012 he was appointed as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children who have been abused or neglected, and he continues to serve in this capacity.  That same year he was elected to be the Deacon of Children's Ministry at Flint River Bible Fellowship where he still serves.  He has also worked as a Classical Education tutor since 2013.

Daniel is an accomplished graphic designer and the owner of a successful small business.  He is an experienced public speaker and story teller.  He is eager to share the gospel of Christ as well as the joys of fatherhood with all.

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title: Marriage: Take Two

author: Kim Happs

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 4.1.2016 • author id: HaK352316

word count: in progress

Content

For those who choose to make a second or third trip down the aisle, all the sunshine and flowers filling the church may not be able to chase away the slight shadow cast on their day of love and hope. They have probably heard the statistics about the percentage of remarriages that will end in divorce, but still they stand at the altar making vows to love, honor, and cherish until death parts them. Despite the odds stacked against them, they hope and pray that they will be the exception that remains untouched by divorce. Such hope is a powerful gift from God that allows a man and woman to dare to love again.

Creating a thriving marriage the second time around will take hard work, understanding, a sense of humor, and total dependence on God. With these firmly in place, the Lord can make any marriage a joyful tribute to His love, goodness, and power.  No man or woman who has already been divorced is probably walking into another marriage with idea that the script for their future is a perfect fairy tale, but they can confidently believe that God has written a happy ending just for them.

About the Author

My primary qualification to address this topic is that I have lived it. I have shed countless tears and laughed until it hurt. I have experienced the pain of loss and the incredible joy of restoration. I have learned to stand in God’s power, and I have seen and felt Him move. Despite the struggles, my husband is still my best friend, and I love the story we are writing.

My husband and I travel around Australia for preaching engagements, so I would have the opportunity to promote the book at these venues.

We are strongly connected with a large church in the States and related congregations, so there is good potential to market the book through their bookstores and websites. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive about the need for such a book, and people on both continents can't wait to buy a copy.

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title: The Suprising Power of HOME

author: Nancie Carmichael

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 6.26.2017 • author id: CaN9775917

word count: 38000

Content

Our homes are powerful places for ourselves and those who live there, and often we miss their potential.

This is a personal book about home--a book to inspire us to look deeper into our own homes and how we can make where we are an even better place. It addresses the most basic needs we all have in the power of family and the place or places we do "family."

About the Author

I have written many books about family, parenting, and prayer. I have a graduate degree in Spiritual Formation and have been published by Tyndale, Harvest House, Thomas Nelson, Simon & Schuster, among others. I also speak to many groups and events across America and have a large Facebook following.

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title: The Painful Path of a Prodigal - Biblical Guidance for Those Who Love Them

author: Craig Svensson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 10.27.2017 • author id: SvC4790617

word count: 37000

Content

An unflattering mug shot reproduced in a newspaper. Unfashionably dressed in an orange jump suit with hands shackled at the waist and ankles chained together. Sitting behind bars in a bare room with a non-descript cot and stainless steel toilet as the centerpiece. None of these are highlights parents expect of their child’s life. Yet, it is the fate of too many – including children of Christians.

Parents of prodigals struggle deeply with the challenges of relating to their wayward offspring. Siblings, spouses, and children of prodigals face similar struggles. Loved ones of prodigals often feel overwhelmed and isolated. Too often, their faith becomes unmoored. My goal is to help anchor the faith of those struck by the storms their prodigal creates. I especially address a group untouched by any other author – loved ones of a prodigal who never returns. Grounded in the truth of Scripture, family members can know joy and serve as a light for Christ at a time when they feel their world is collapsing around them. The focus of my book is to help loved ones use Scripture as their guide in facing perplexing issues arising from engaging with those who have abandoned themselves to reckless living.

About the Author

Craig K. Svensson, PharmD, PhD is Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, as well as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has served as a Bible Teacher, interim preacher, a seminary board chair, a mission agency board chair, and as visiting lecturer at the Bryansk Bible Institute and Seminary in Bryansk, Russia. He and his wife of over 33 years have walked the difficult journey of parenting a prodigal who died after a 15-year descent into drug abuse and its attendant destructive lifestyle. Our church, Faith Church of Lafayette, is internationally recognized for its biblical counseling training ministry – providing a helpful platform for this book written for loved ones of prodigals and those who wish to help (pastors, biblical counselors).

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title: Humble Mom: Putting on the Mind of Christ in Motherhood

author: Anne Sokol

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 5.14.2018 • author id: SoA3732718

word count: 18400

Content

A missionary brought to her knees by mothering.

A decades-old Christian finally grasps that Christ had already been “the perfect mom” on her behalf.

A woman with multiple degrees enrolls herself in “Older Women University.”  

That’s me. Motherhood, like no other experience on earth, exposed the shallowness of my sanctification. And motherhood, like no other experience on earth, impelled me to desire sanctification.

Motherhood is the usual life path of a woman, but rarely is it appreciated as one of the deepest roads into Christlikeness. Parenthood is a treasure chest of spiritual wealth, offering us huge handfuls of supernatural gems.

As I pondered mothering, a role that placed me in love-filled authority over children fully dependent on me, I saw God as never before. It dawned on me that the mothering methods I use daily actually transform who I am becoming … so am I becoming like Christ?

God led me on a journey into a goldmine of learning to discern and reflect His nature as a parent to a child.

About the Author

Anne Sokol is a missionary converted to motherhood. After moving to Ukraine 15 years ago, God surprised her by adding international marriage to her international ministry. When the first of four kids was born, she couldn’t imagine how her whole concept of sanctification was heading towards complete renovation. Anne speaks at conferences, blogs bi-lingually, and leads Bible studies. You can usually find her in Kyiv, Ukraine, making borshch.

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title: The Mystery of Christian Marriage: What Makes a Marriage a Christian Marriage?

author: R.L. Foster

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 5.22.2018 • author id: FoR7170118

word count: 86000

Content

What makes Christian marriage different?  In a culture that is increasingly accommodating to alternative lifestyles, shouldn’t Christian marriages shine like bright lights in a dark place?  Almost two millennia have passed since God’s Spirit inspired a great missionary apostle to reveal a vision of marriage that is distinctly Christian.  With a divine economy of words he addressed Christian wives, Christian husbands, and Christian couples.  These words, found in Ephesians 5, inform believers in every age about what makes a Christian marriage Christian.  Every Christian marriage is meant to be a living parable of the love relationship between Jesus and his Bride, the Church.  Many books about Christian marriage provide helpful practical advice, but believers also need to trust God’s Word about marriage.  While there is practical advice offered in this book, the focus is on building a biblical foundation for understanding the distinctiveness of Christian marriage.  The goal is to inspire confidence in Christians as they struggle to remain faithful to God’s mandate for marriage in a rapidly changing social and spiritual environment. 

About the Author

Richard Foster serves as pastor for a local church and holds two advanced degrees.  He has published articles in the local newspaper and the state Baptist news publication.  He has been married to Karen since 1985.  He counsels with couples who face a variety of matters in their relationships.  Over the years he developed materials for counseling, especially pre-marital sessions, that form the basis for his book about the distinctiveness of Christian marriage. 

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title: Family Planning for Christian Couples

author: T. Valoir

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 9.28.2018 • author id: VaT7705718

word count: 26149

Content

This book teaches family planning and disease protection for married Christian couples and is intended to supplement abstinence-only education so common in the South.  In Texas, for example, 85% of schools do not teach any family planning and more than half (54%) of all pregnancies in Texas are accidental!  Clearly, some additional education is needed.      

Starting with fertility awareness methods through to sterilization, each method is discussed along with common reasons for and techniques to avoid the most common failures.  Methods that can be combinmed are noted, as well as those that are not compatible.  Importantly, disease protection and STIs are also discussed.  The myth that abstinence is 100% effective against disease, which is actually codified in Texas law, is busted, and couples advised on stratgeies to prevent transmission of STIs to each other or to newborn babies.    

Topics of difficulty for many Christians, such as same sex marriage and abortion, are simply omitted.  

About the Author

It is my mission to reduce teen pregnancy in Texas and other southern states, and to that end have launched a non-profit and provide free educational materials at www.treble-up.com.  

I have a PhD in molecular biology, a law degree and a Masters of Law, and am cofounder of the boutique intellectual property firm Boulware & Valoir.  

My published books include: The Law School Survival Guide and The ScholAtheletes Survival Guide, both available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.   A complete list of publications is available at http://www.boulwarevaloir.com/tamsen-valoir-phd.html.  

 

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title: Life Advice: Wisdom of the Ancient

author: Mark Brown

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 8.29.2018 • author id: BrM727718

word count: 28000

Content

Youth are in crisis.

One in four young people struggles with mental health issues. One in four girls is sexually abused. A third of all deaths of young men are due to suicide.

Why?

Could it be that we have lost vital wisdom from former generations? Could the 3000-year-old advice from an ancient king, purported to be "the wisest man who ever lived," have something critical to teach young people today?

Indeed, it does! King Solomon’s wisdom is surprisingly relevant and applicable.

Learn his practical advice about:

  • Choosing good friends
  • Selecting a spouse
  • Finding a career you’ll enjoy
  • Handling money
  • Looking after your health
  • Dealing with conflict
  • What to do when life goes wrong

You can avoid the fatal mistakes that rob so many young people of a purposeful and fulfilling life.  Follow the Wisdom of the Ancient.

About the Author

Mark Brown is a happily married father of four children, even though he grew up in a very broken family. He is adamant that all people can succeed in life through applying God’s practical wisdom. In Life Advice, Mark combines his theological training with his pastoral and life experience to provide a much-needed resource for young people and fathers today. This book would be a useful tool for ministries/organizations focused on strengthening families.

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title: Un-Adoptable? Faith Beyond Foster Care

author: Janelle Molony

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 9.18.2019 • author id: MoJ8504819

word count: 41000

Content

The adoption agency made a mistake. A barren mother welcomed in a child who brought fear and destruction into the home. She wrestles with God, doctors, and social workers over what to do next. Quick-thinking, leaps of faith, and some dark humor challenges readers to ask themselves: Do you have what it takes to raise a child with a harrowing past… or an uncertain future? The completed creative non-fiction, Un-Adoptable? Faith Beyond Foster Care, reveals deeply personal psychological and spiritual questions that arise when pursuing this parenting path.

At an easy 41,000 words, the story provides firm, but loving truths to guide readers through social issues including racism, sexuality, and mental health. The story centers around building a family based on faith, hope and acceptance.

 

Genre:                        Non-Fiction Memoir (Inspirational Parenting)

Target Market:        Women, ages 25+, interested in becoming a parent to a foster child, adopt a child, or raise a child with special needs and looking for uplifting, spiritual guidance.

 

Readers will be interested in modern social issues (sexual orientation, gender orientation, interracial families, bi-racialness, religion, mental health, and education), advocacy, and finding solutions for difficult parenting scenarios. A secondary audience could include those working in social work, child development/education, psychology, and pediatrics.

About the Author

Janelle Molony holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, AZ with a minor in Communications.  She is an adoptive mother of one child with multiple and severe special needs. She has spent five years homeschooling.

Her career background has included K-12 classroom education and corporate training. Janelle specialized in human performance and behavior management for several years as an Occupational Health and Safety consultant in San Francisco for major corporations. She is well-versed in writing research-based, scientific and investigational documentation, as well as corporate policies.

Current writing is focused on parenting children with special needs. To sharpen her writing skills, Janelle is a member of three writing critique groups and helps coordinate a writer’s support group at her church. She authors a blog, is active on several social media platforms, and has had her stories and advice published in both local and national print publications.

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title: BAGS: Helping Our Kids Lighten the Load

author: Chris Sasser

category: nonfiction • subcategory: family issues • date submitted: 10.18.2019 • author id: SaC2840919

word count: 70000

Content

Having worked in student ministry for more than twenty-five years and served as a Family Ministry Pastor for almost fifteen, I have witnessed first-hand the fact that students and young adults are packing and carrying some enormous emotional baggage. This baggage is holding them back from living out their lives in the grace and freedom that Christ provides and hindering them from being emotionally, spiritually, and relationally healthy. These bags include things like performance, identity, rejection, and authority. When kids pack these bags, there are long-term consequences that affect relationships, behavior, and quality of life. While parents are not necessarily responsible for all of the bags our children pack, we are in a unique position to help our kids “lighten the load” along the way. The purpose of this book is twofold: 1. To help parents become aware of the specific bags that kids tend to pack as they grow up, how these bags tend to get packed, and the long-lasting negative impact they can have.  2. For parents to know there is hope and a way forward to help their kids! I offer practical strategies parents can employ to leverage their influence and prevent some of these bags from getting packed in the first place. If we can help our kids avoid these bags, they have a much better chance of embracing their identities in Christ and learning how to live from a healthy place. In essence, this is a book about awareness and preventive maintenance.

About the Author

Chris Sasser, better known as "Sass," has been serving kids, students, and families for over 25 years. He is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Port City Community Church overseeing the ministries for kids from birth through high school and their parents. He is also a lead consultant for Ministry Architects, where he helps churches around the country build healthy systems. Sass speaks at youth camps and parenting events and shares resources for parents and church leaders at www.equipandencourage.com.  For testimonials, go to http://equipandencourage.com/testimonials.

Instagram @csasser
Twitter @CSass10
Facebook: Chris Sasser
Website: www.equipandencourage.com
Parent Network Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud

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title: Tumbling Stones

author: Colleen O'Steen

category: nonfiction • subcategory: familyissues • date submitted: 3.24.2020 • author id: O'C3580620

word count: 59798

Content

A rabid bat attack, a cancer diagnosis turned spiritual megaphone, Grandma Camp, and a young boy fighting to save his vision are a few of the true-life examples that mark the path to building spiritual grit in the next generation. The authors use scripture narratives such as rebuilding the Jerusalem walls and characters like Rahab and Elijah who need grit in a pinch. These support claims that we can rear children to defy spiritual mediocrity. Scripture is blended with engaging stories and practical tips to keep the audience reading and help parents move easily from theory to practice in an appealing and often humorous environment.

This book is replete with practical strategies like the daily gentle nudge, a solution to the question of whether to give kids allowance, and how to confidently manage kids’ tendencies toward excess with games and entertainment.

The contributions of the Baby Boomer mother (Colleen) and her three Millennial daughters (Haley, Rosalind and Claire) offer the reader a multi-generational view of igniting the next generation with spiritual grit showing each challenge or strategy from both the parent’s and child’s perspectives.

-Designed to complement Bible class or personal study

-Discussion questions included for each chapter

About the Author

Speak at Christian conferences where book could be sold (2019 Truth Lectures, 2018 Atlanta Women’s Weekend, 2021 Florida College Lectures). Deliver 45-minute memorized presentation (demo video available). Motivational topics with humor.

2015 published From Will to Power, book on spiritual self-discipline; produced/performed audiobook. Amazon/iTunes.

Bible class teacher for 30 plus years.

Graduate work: English, instructional design

Written games, animated films, virtual reality in defense industry, promotion/marketing in software industry, narrator and television news anchor.

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title: When Lovers Discover Each Other

author: Reginald Reaves

category: nonfiction • subcategory: familyissues • date submitted: 5.26.2020 • author id: ReReWh12220

word count: 16000

Content

Have you maxed out all the potential of what your marriage can be? Have you exhausted all there is to know about your spouse? Do you long for a relationship where you can be transparent, yet safe? Marriage is designed by God to be a refuge, where two hearts can experience intimacy as they journey into the vast possibilities of God's love. When Lovers Discover Each Other reveals God's desire for couples to uncover in each other the treasures that He has buried in our heart and will inspire the reader to explore for more in marriage and love. No matter if you're single with a desire to be married, happily married, divorced, or in a troubled marriage, When Lovers Discover Each Other has something for you.

About the Author
Reginald Reaves is a pastoral counselor, husband, and father, who holds a bachelor of ministry degree. He brings more than twenty-three years of ministry experience to his writing to share biblical counsel and guidance to families and individuals. He has developed relationships with many pastors and ministries, networking with them to advance the gospel of Christ. He is also actively using at least five social media platforms where this book could be promoted.

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