The Fall of My Life by Robert Cantrall
In the summer of 2008, Robert Cantrall was living happily in a nice house with a successful job and thriving family. Eight months later, he was immersed in bankruptcy, foreclosure, unemployment and divorce. Cantrall demonstrates how he overcame several hardships and made his life the best it has ever been in his new book, "The Fall of My Life."
The book follows Cantrall as he embarked on his job search and ultimately found a new way of living and looking at life. "I was fortunate enough to be completely impacted by the 2008 downturn," Cantrall said. "I thought I was heading out to find a new job, but I was really starting a life changing journey of self reflection and growth." In the book, Cantrall tells his story while tackling the important repercussions from long-term unemployment, such as depression, job searching, and relationship issues. Ultimately, Cantrall found that pervasive fear was hindering not only his unemployment but also his transformation into a complete man. "If there's one thing my life has taught me, it's that no one escapes challenges," Cantrall said. "This book helps readers through inevitable misfortunes with the resources I discovered along the way."
About the author: Robert Cantrall has worked in the financial services industry for more than 15 years. He has worked an additional 15 years in eight other industries for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. Throughout his career, Bob has lost his job nine times including when WaMu failed in 2008. A native of Oregon, Bob currently resides in Seattle.
Bunny Foodie Adventures by Kathleen Morrissey
Two bunny families find adventure in the local farm fields while munching on their favorite foods. Two young bunnies learn the dangers of not following the rules and going off on their own. They encounter terrifying animals, scary sounds, a good soaking, and a surprise helper, all while they give in to delicious temptations.
Kathleen Morrissey and her husband raised two sons. Their grandsons are a continual source of inspiration for children’s stories. Kathleen’s areer as an industrial educator allowed her to travel extensively throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Her family hobbies of boating and camping in the San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountains over the years taught her to appreciate the outdoors and the wide variety of animals with which we share the planet.
Walter and Mike Get Their Own Fun Park Pool to Play In by Kathleen Morrissey
Kids and alligators both love to play in the water, but the two don't normally mix. Find out what happens when two little alligators want to join the kids playing in a fun pool at a resort hotel in Florida. Walter and Mike just want to see the fun, but they get more than they bargained for. The excitement starts when four kids find the alligators staring at them, but what happens to the alligators and the kids leads to a surprise ending.
Papa's Letters is a book filled with the honesty and charm of private letters, along with a look into life in 20th century America for immigrants. Through family accounts, photographs and the letters, readers follow the remarkable international relationship between Lovell's grandparents from the beginning to the present. This book provides readers with an interesting look into the life of immigrants - in particular Caribbean immigrants - in bustling New York City. Some of the letters detail life in the workforce, living arrangements and personal struggles of a new environment.
About ten years ago, I inherited a bundle of love letters and diary notes written by my maternal grandfather, David Clarence Hurd. He composed these writings while living in Brooklyn, New York. “Papa,” as my grandfather was lovingly called, was originally born in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies on April 13, 1885. Beginning in October of 1913, Papa wrote to my grandmother, Avril Louise Cato, who lived in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Initially pen-pals, they wrote to each other for nearly a year. He proposed marriage in a letter. She accepted the proposal in a letter. They physically met each other for the first time on Tuesday, August 25, 1914 in Port Antonio, the day before their wedding ceremony.
Fair warning and disclaimer; you might become quite angry while reading this book. So many speakers and authors nuance and adjust for political correctness what they think and feel you may have become anesthetized by their gumdrops and lollipops lovey-dovey genteel manner. This is not an "everyone gets a trophy" "feel good about me" book. This is the real deal, our authentic condition, and my assessment as to why we are here and what to do. There will be other books in my series. By the end of my series I hope I make you mad enough to do something, throw the book, scream at the book, maybe even kick the book - but not at a dog or cat! I am hoping you become angry and fed up enough to do something, anything to help stop the bleeding in this country! No pressure, but it really is all up to you.
Dr. Shawn Greener is a nationally known motivational and inspirational public speaker and author. Dr. Shawn owns and operates the elite life coaching firm Ask Dr Shawn (www.askdrshawn.com) and is a Military Veteran and former law enforcement officer and Agent In Charge of Executive Protection Team (www.executiveprotectionteam). Dr. Shawn speaks all across the country on a variety of topics such as his dynamic seminar "God IN Country" Personal and Executive Security and Preparedness and other dynamic marital relationship and personal and executive improvement topics.
The Modern Day "Outsiders"
Following a small group of friends who are in the face of tragedy when one of their own is brutally assaulted, Fithen depicts their struggle to cope in his new book, Other People.
This fictional story aims to give society's fringe a voice and creates a social dialogue that vocalizes the life and emotions of those who are being bullied mentally, physically and spiritually.
George Fithen teaches GED classes at a state prison and is a volunteer with the Living Free Ministries for Life Controlling Issues. George lives in Springfield, Missouri with his family.
Have You Ever Felt Displaced?
Pilgrims of the Alley is a book about how to live out an authentic faith in a world where we don’t fit in and often find challenging to live in. It’s a book about hope and learning to see how God is at work in the alleys of life.
We are not called to fit in, to be status quo. We are called to thrive and do extraordinary work for God’s Kingdom. To do so requires us to be uncomfortable, to get out of the “nest” and allow God to mold us and shape us to change the world.
Sometimes people wonder why they feel stuck in life, as if they are living out their days in an unnatural and often hostile environment. But the truth is, this is a reality for people attempting to follow Jesus in our world. We are displaced persons. But God is at work in displacement. And it’s in this environment – in the alleys of life – where extraordinary growth takes place and our faith grows the most. This book is about a journey of understanding how we are to navigate a life of faith amid a world of such uncertainty, and oftentimes, of great darkness.