“The book It’s Okay, You’re with My Father: A Child Abuse Investigator’s Call to the Church, by Chris Shelton, is the inside story of one who has been there, one who has worked with victims, but one who still had the love of Christ in him when dealing with perpetrators. There was never a task too small or too large for Chris to tackle if it helped to find justice for victims or their families. Chris stood for the children, and often the terms of justice were creative, sometime amazing, but always filled with his prayers. While reading the book, I could visualize the characters and could see Chris giving support, but never losing sight of the importance of his belief that we are all children of God. I always felt during an investigation that Chris Shelton had my back. He took small pieces of evidence and worked with each piece until the justice system had the whole. I am honored to recommend this book; it is written by a man who has been in the trenches but did not forget what was important.” —Cathy L Young, DNSc, FNP-BC, coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track, Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions
'This predicament has made my whole life change just by meeting Jay. In my life I needed the risk, wanted the change, desired new love and regretted the past; this predicament has completely transformed me.' The start of a twisting trilogy begins with Marie traveling to California in order to find a meaning to her life. On the way, she finds herself at the aid of an elderly man that she befriends, Jay Pagnero. Little does she know their introduction will change her life forever. As Marie opens her eyes, she is remembering being thrown into a car, sedated and brought to the Pagnero estate; unable to leave the safe house. As Marie attempts to find answers and meets the family, she becomes enchanted into this new world of danger, seduction, love, and sacrifice. She finds herself in a heated love affair and faced with another predicament: the choice to stay or flea.
Rescue 9-1-1 In the fourth terrifying installment of Jack Douglas's six-part Quake, a daring rescue in a midtown hospital poses the deadliest risk of all—when the walls come tumbling down. . . Heading northward toward Columbus Circle, U.S. Attorney Nick Dykstra and FBI agent Hector Mendoza have blazed a desperate trail across the hellish ruins of what used to be Manhattan. Now they've reached the west-side hospital where Mendoza's wife Jana works as a nurse. The building appears to be stable. But deep within its darkened halls, chaos reigns. Most of the survivors are in panic mode. And the dedicated Jana refuses to abandon her patients. Her biggest concern: the children's wing. The youngest and most vulnerable of patients must be evacuated from the building immediately—before another wave of aftershocks brings the hospital crashing down around them. But time is running out. And the slightest tremor could bury them all alive. . . In the moment of truth, every man, woman, and child must come together—and conquer their fears—if they hope to survive the QUAKE. 14,600 Words
Northern Ireland. In 1999, one year after the Good Friday peace accord, sectarian violence still runs rampant in Belfast and the hatred between Protestant and Catholic runs deep. Liam O'Donnell's father is a peacemaker to the Catholic community. When twelve-year-old Liam's parents are brutally murdered in front of him, he is frozen in place. But when he sees the face of one of the attackers, he is forced to run for his life. Escaping, he finds shelter with a neighboring family. Taken to a police safe house, Liam is betrayed and forced to run again, from the very people who are supposed to be protecting him. Can he escape from his pursuer? Is there anywhere to turn for help? A thrilling tale of suspense set against a background that is brought brilliantly to life, Safe House is a story told from the heart.
Adventure, mystery, imagination, immaturity, and sometimes just plain ignorance....that's what you'll find in this compilation of sixty-two short memoirs. The stories will take you from the innocent childhood of the author in the 1940s and 50s, through the turbulence of school, marriage and child-rearing in the 60s through the 90s, and eventual spiritual maturity of the author in these current days. Each memoir, though short in words, is long in substance, usually funny, and a life lesson. Ten of the stories are in fact near-death experiences, and examples of how the author lived his life without recognizing the signs that his Lord placed before him. Each story stands alone without reference to the others. However, in whole, the stories relate to a complete life change in the author from childhood to adulthood. Many people do not pass beyond their first encounter with death; some do, but are left with scars and memories of their near miss. Some people call it luck; some call it coincidence, and some a guardian angel's protection. The author believes that the Lord placed signs before him, and still does for everyone. These signs are placed so that all will open their hearts and minds to the wondrous power of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The author is in no way proud of most of his memoirs, as most of them occurred due to naivety, an over-active imagination, or stupidity. But he is thankful that Jesus has been patient with him through the journey. Jesus can save all of us through our journey, but it is up to us to accept Him and save our soul. David R. Patterson, born, raised, and a life time resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been employed at Murray Equipment Inc. since 1968. Dave is a self-taught Systems Engineer and Inventor who owes every thing to his Creator, who has been very patient with Dave throughout the years. All his thoughts and ideas have come from the Lord who allowed him to grow up at a time when he could use his imagination, which became his foundation for a tiny spot that he could create and fulfill a need. The Lord also introduced Dave to Steve Murray, who later became the owner and risk taker of Murray Equipment, which Steve built into what it is today, a leader in its field of expertise. Steve showed confidence in Dave, and Dave took it as a challenge to fill this void. Cynthia L. Patterson, Dave's beautiful wife of over forty five years, is truly a wife that Dave will tell you he is not worthy of, and a mother who has no equal. Cindi and Dave have four wonderful children, all of whom are Christians and are very successful. Craig and his wife Rhonda have two wonderful children a girl Paige and a boy Caleb. Randy and his wife Dawn have twin boys Jacob and Foster. Shawn and his wife Kimberly have three children, a boy Cole, a girl Madalyn and a boy Cade. Brooke is Dave and Cindi's daughter of the family, and is everything they could ever ask for, but currently lives in Chicago. Dave has no experience at writing, but he has always wanted to tell of his life time adventures, be it good but mostly bad. He also wants you to know, it's not where you were spiritually, but where you are now. Romans 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.
An uncle who tried to molest me at the age of eight; Almost raped again at sixteen; accused of child abuse; Two brothers who were murdered; another brother who accidentally killed himself; A mother-in-law who was murdered; two failed marriages; A child who died of a rare disease; Three mental breakdowns; locked up in three different Psych wards; Two no-good baby daddy's; Lived the life of a "gang-banger's girlfriend;" numerous affairs, one after another. The path I walked had plenty of red lights, curves, and bumps until I found the straight and narrow path.... This novel will bring tears to your eyes; it will make you laugh, cry, and feel my pain and I hope it will persuade someone to make better choices. A true story about my walk in life:
MISUNDERSTOOD IS A STORY CONCERNING A YOUNG MAN THAT IS ON DIALYSIS. LIKE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE HE WANTS TO HAVE FUN. JOE 'S BROTHER INVITED HIM TO A PARTY. WHILE AT THE PARTY JOE MEET A GIRL NAME DENVER. DENVER AND JOE WAS DANCING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME. JOE WAS GETTING WARNED FROM DANCING SO HE UNBUTTON THE TOP OF HIS SHIRT. AT THIS TIME DENVER AS WELL AS EVERYONE AT THE PARTY SAW JOE'S CATHETER IN WHICH HE USE FOR HIS HEMODIALYSIS TREATMENT. JOE'S BROTHER EXPLAINS TO EVERYONE ABOUT JOES CATHETER AND WHY HE HAS IT. WHY MY SISTER IS A STORY ABOUT A BABY BORN WITH CONGENITAL KIDNEY FAILURE AND CANNOT COME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. HER OLDER BROTHER IS VERY SAD ABOUT THE SITUATION. THE FAMILY TRIES TO EXPLAIN TO HIM ABOUT CONGENITAL KIDNEY FAILURE AND THE MEDICAL CONCERNS WHY HIS SISTER CAN'T COME. WHY DO MY UNCLE HAVE A HORSESHOE ON HIS ARM IS A NEPHEW THAT IS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS UNCLE. HIS NEPHEW WANT TO KNOW WHY HIS UNCLE HAS A HORSESHOE SHAPED ACCESS ON HIS ARM, ALSO WHAT IT IS USED FOR. THEREFORE, HIS UNCLE EXPLAINS TO HIS NEPHEW ABOUT HIS ILLNESS. IN FACT, HE EDUCATES HIS NEPHEW ABOUT DIALYSIS, THE SIGNS, SYMPTOMS AND PREPARATION ASSOCIATED WITH RENAL DISEASE. WHY ARE ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENING TO ME: JUDA IS AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL THAT HAS JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH JUVENILE DIABETES MELLITUS. JUDA MUST ENDURE MANY CHANGES AND ADJUSTMENTS DEALING WITH THIS DISEASE. AS A RESULT, JUDA'S FAMILY AS WELL AS ALL OF HER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS OFFER EXTENDED SUPPORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO READ IS CENTERED AROUND CHILDREN THAT HAS PROBLEMS READING AS WELL AS COMPREHENDING WHAT THEY READ. THIS STORY WILL SHOW HOW LEARNING CAN BE FUN WITH FAMILY SUPPORT. ALSO, HOW FAMILY SUPPORT MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE TO A CHILD WHEN CONFRONTED WITH OBSTACLES IN SCHOOL WHICH INSTILL PRIDE AND CONFIDENCE IN CHILDREN.
Demonstrates how to become adjusted to the Macintosh operating system and how to transfer data from a Windows system to a Macintosh, discussing topics such as moving files and Macintosh equivalents to Windows-only programs.
Each session in this practical book offers an imaginary situation, followed by a series of questions to encourage children to challenge key philosophical ideas such as values and ethics, gender and identity, and existence and beauty. All the enquiries have been tried and tested, and a handy star system is included to indicate the difficulty level of each one. With a comprehensive introduction and key sections on the philosophy behind the experiments, this book also includes an online teacher's resource to guide practitioners through using the sessions to best effect in the classroom.
From bestselling author Nancy Rue comes a YA contemporary novel that combines coming-of-age drama with a rom-com series of adventures as one girl deals with her complicated family and first love. Jesse Hatcher is used to keeping everything together—from trying to manage her thoughts amidst her ADHD to helping her mom through bipolar “phases” and keeping the reality of the highs and lows—and their living situation—a secret. But when her supposedly dead father, Lou, appears and her mother becomes suicidal, her taped-together life comes undone. Soon Jesse is placed in Lou’s temporary custody, where she has everything but control. As she works her Dad-mandated job learning to make sushi with a chef intent on torturing her, she concocts a plan to get back to her real home. But then a cute boy named Rocky and the thrill of riding his motorcycle complicate things, and the book she found seems to have all the answers she doesn’t want to hear. Torn between what her mom wants and a life she might actually enjoy, Jesse is forced to make a crazy decision. Motorcycles, Burritos & One Strange Book: features a vibrant and witty protagonist dealing with the realities of a divided family and mental illness is a Christy award-winning novel that explores the ideas of self-worth and empowerment provides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstances is the first book in the Real Life series
Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news...until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn't content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate's secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a "bridge killer" hunting the young women of Boston. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected...and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal. Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it'll take a lot more than votes to win this election. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
New York City school teacher Raymond Donne had no idea how bad his night was going to get when he picked up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray's help, and he needs it right now in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he has been driving since returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what's going on the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he dives to pull Ricky out of harm's way. Ray would've done anything to help Ricky out while he was alive. Now that he's dead, he'll go to the same lengths to find out who did it and why. All he has to go on is that Ricky was working with Jack Knight, another ex-cop turned PI. They were investigating the disappearance of a PR giant's daughter who had ties to the same Brooklyn streets that all three of them used to work. Is that what got Ricky killed or was he into something even more dangerous? Was there anything that Ray could've done for him while he was alive? Is there anything he can do for him now? Filled with the kinds of unexpected twists that make for the best crime fiction and with secrets that run far deeper than loyalties, Dead Red is the most thrilling mystery yet in Tim O'Mara's widely acclaimed series.
Marti Lumbard Johnson is a 35-year-old schoolteacher from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who—after his father committed suicide twenty years ago—changed his name from Martin to Marti because he did not want to bear the name of a man who he believed was a coward. Yet Marti has spent much of his life subscribing to lessons and views instilled in him by his father, one of which is his questioning the existence of God. When his co-worker of nearly four years, Leslie Mitchell, turned best friend, and consequently, the woman with whom he has fallen in love, yet who has never expressed any romantic notions toward him, comes back from summer vacation a Christian, Marti is forced to confront his own spirituality. However, he first finds distraction in the lovely Sasha, a beautiful woman who is ten years his junior. Marti is the story of divorce and estrangement and forgiveness and most especially, love, the need and desire for love—the love of a good woman, love of family, and the love of God.
Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of Welcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite make ends meet in the meaning-of-life department. Then there's the loser boyfriend, another boyfriend, her therapist, and unforgettably, Shannon's mom, Flo, with her unrecognizable leftover casseroles and quirky advice for her daughter. In a fit of debt and with a bruised heart, Shannon moves back home to witness the day-to-day tremors of her parents' own marriage. This is a dark-and-light tale-freshly witty and poignant-told by a young woman with a universal touch.
From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.
Lee Austin is a rich business man who is trying to save his best friend his Doberman Pinscher, Duke from his illness and ultimately from dying. Out of Lees passion for science and his love for animals, Lee Austin and Dr. Nick Nelson come up with a super genetics formula to save Duke. And Lee Austin, Duke and Dizmo end up with Super Powers and they end up in the battle of their lives trying to save the city of Darsidius. ----------------------
Sam Foster is a fairly typical modern American teenager-who just invented a time machine. Sam didn't mean to bring back anything from his first trip to the past, but he returned home to 2005 with more than he bargained for, in the form Meg Clayton, a spirited pioneer girl from Oregon. Sam would be only too happy to obey Meg's demand the she be taken home at once, but he encounters technical difficulties-and a stranger who may threaten more than just Meg's life.
Life is not about the destination but about the journey. The path is not always smooth?there are obstacles and potholes. It?s OK to Cry in the Garden is a true story of a couple navigating the trials and tribulations that life throws out. It is about trading the rigours of a city lifestyle for the challenges of country living. It is about choices and decisions?some good, some bad. They grow in their relationship as each starts to understand what is truly important to them. As they make discoveries, alter paths, and learn from nature, they realize that the lows raise them to new heights.