Touching Heaven: A Cardiologist’s Encounters with Death and Living Proof of an Afterlife

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How a doctor’s glimpses of eternity confirmed everything he believed about God, suffering, life on earth, and what happens after death. Dr. Chauncey Crandall knows his patients well. When they are dying, he sits at the bedside with them and holds their hands. He prays with them. Sometimes he can feel what they feel and see what they see. At other times his patients have near-death experiences and “come back” with astonishing descriptions of the afterlife. In TOUCHING HEAVEN, Dr. Crandall reveals how what he has seen and heard has convinced him that God is real, that we are created for a divine purpose, that death is not the end, that we will see our departed loved ones again, and…

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Why I Hate Religion: 10 Reasons to Break Free from the Bondage of Religious Tradition

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Pastor Creflo Dollar offers ten compelling reasons why God hates religion–but loves for people to have real relationships with Christ.  Religion has broken churches, fueled wars, and driven people away from the true Gospel of Jesus. WHY I HATE RELIGION is a clarion call for people to ditch religion and embrace relationship as it explores the top ten reasons why God hates religion, such as: Religion makes people try to earn their way into heaven–but Christ offers grace. Religion says God uses calamity to teach his people–but Christ comforts us. Religion blames problems on God–but Christ helps people learn from their mistakes. Religion makes prayer a powerless “form of godliness”–but Christ hears every word. WHY I HATE RELIGION offers an empowering understanding of…

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The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions

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Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, explores the power of positive thinking and the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes.  Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It’s all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people, and to God. In THE MIND CONNECTION, Joyce Meyer expands on the wisdom of her bestselling books Battlefield of the Mind and Power Thoughts to explain how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life. She explores the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes, so that you can develop and maintain the right mental position–no matter what challenges you face.…

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Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope

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With more than 250 previously unpublished photographs, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope follows the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits, offering a rare look at life behind the scenes with His Holiness Pope Francis. Inspiring photographs from Pope Francis’s official photographer Rodolfo Felici capture both significant and informal events, from papal visits throughout the world to spontaneous moments at the Vatican, creating an exceptionally intimate portrait of the pope and an inside look at papal life. In Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope, this close-up is coupled with the inside knowledge of author Father Michael Collins, a former adviser at the Vatican, who provides a complete look at…

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The Christianity Myth

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In his new book The Christianity Myth, K. A. G. Thackerey examines what little we know about first-century Christianity. He concludes that there are two ways of explaining how Christianity started. One way is the traditional way, with divine intervention, and the other way is Thackerey’s way, without divine intervention. Thackerey’s way is both novel and intriguing, and his very provocative ideas are destined to ruffle more than just a few feathers. The Christianity Myth is a very controversial, eye-opening expose that challenges Christianity’s very essence, and both Christians and non-Christians alike will find it a riveting read.   Meet the Author K.A.G THACKEREY was born of working-class parents in 1941. He had a good all-round education at a local…

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Heaven is For Animals Too

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TEMECULA, CA – Whether an animal lover or one who has experienced the dreadful pain of losing a beloved pet, author Melinda Cerisano wants to take readers on a journey into the age-old controversy; do animals go to heaven? For almost a decade, Melinda Cerisano has devoted herself to the examination of one of the most famous pieces of literature to answer this question. Her new book “Heaven is for Animals Too” unveils surprising information on what is in store for the animal kingdom according to the Bible. Cerisano addresses how translations evolved, what heaven looks like, and who occupies the celestial kingdom. “Like every pet owner, I had questions when my animals passed: Do you really need to be…

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Universal Mind Revealed

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DALLAS – Citizens from around the world are turning to the Bible for answers to life’s toughest questions. While their intent is pure, Dr. Edna Craven believes that many are misinterpreting this sacred book. Craven’s new book, “Universal Mind Revealed” explores phrases and symbols that frequently confuse or discourage sincere individuals from pursuing biblical understanding. It offers readers tools for practical application of concepts to help them attain goals and neutralize negative vibrations in their day-to-day lives. “My expertise in the Kabbalah lies in my ability to interpret original Hebrew words used to write the verses of Genesis: one of the most misunderstood biblical books ever written,” Craven said. Her book provides a detailed description of the creation of man…

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Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Anita Dennis’ college anthropology class led to an unprecedented life journey as she married her professor, the chief of the Mende tribe in Liberia, West Africa. For more than 10-years, Dennis and her husband traveled throughout Africa and experienced a side of life that most can only imagine. Dennis met the president of Liberia, slept in mud huts, visited European capitals and was carried through the high forest in a chief’s hammock. Upon her husband’s passing, Dennis penned a memoir of their time together titled Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief. The book shares her struggles as she is accepted into the Mende tribe and lives in Vahun with an ‘off and on’…

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The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil

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CHARLOTTE – Whether drugs, alcohol or other guise, more families than would like to admit struggle with addiction. For Mindy Miralia, the demon was her son Micah’s long battle with heroin. Micah and Mindy had contemplated coauthoring a book about the highs and lows of Micah’s 15-year addiction. Unfortunately, the two never got the chance to make this dream a reality. On March 29, 2011, her Micah took his own life while in relapse. Driven by grief, healing, and desire to help others while paying tribute her son, Miralia penned “The Hero in Heroin,” the story of the lessons she learned from her son’s battle with drugs. It’s Miralia’s hope that her book will help other families struggling with addiction,…

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GODFIT: Through Love Serve

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – “According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults are classified as overweight or obese. Certified fitness professional, John Hayden believes that this trend can be reversed through faith, exercise and community service. Hayden founded GODFIT, a six-week training and devotional program designed to help users improve spiritual and physical fitness by giving back to others in communities throughout the country. “Fitness in itself is an act of worship,” Hayden said. “The goal is simple, stay committed to becoming spiritually and physically well and watch God work in your life.” GODFIT encourages church organizations, small groups and individuals to stop thinking reactively in regards to their spiritual and physical fitness. It…

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-­year-­old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility,…

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Song of the Heart

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Francine Vale knows that within our often contentious family relationships lay the seeds of transformation. Taking us from the glass-strewn streets of the East Bronx to the astounding revelation that transforms her life, Francine is on a journey toward discovering her true authentic self and in the process she discovers so much more. It’s a tale of the seen and unseen; of love and wisdom, the pain caused by self-serving human behavior and the healing that comes when we discover our soul’s potential. Regardless of the path we choose to express our unique gifts or where we are placed on this planet, our most imperative task is to learn how to love one another. Our survival and the survival of…

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Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe

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A hand-drawn path to inner peace! Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.   Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on…

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Prototype

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The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future. Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family. But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the…

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I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life

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“Important and exciting! I Like Giving could be the beginning of a movement of generosity.”  –Mark Batterson When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change and so does the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving becomes your own idea, not something you do out of duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re not only loving life more, you’re also creating a more generous world— a better world for all of us. Rich with inspiring stories and practical suggestions, I Like Giving helps you create a lifestyle of generosity. Inside you’ll find:  • Giving—something you get to do, not something you’ve got to do. •…

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