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The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma

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I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma, in consideration of an interview or review from you.

While the effects of trauma can be devastating to a person’s life, it’s how they respond to it that becomes the game-changer. In this gripping new book, Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish, authors and professional counselors with forty years combined experience, share powerful stories of trauma survivors who reclaimed their voice and their resilience. Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with either of these experts, or provide a review copy of the book. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we’ll be happy to send you a jpg of the authors and book cover for your use. Thank you for your time.

Kim Weiss
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HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
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Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
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The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma
By Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish

Tucson, AZ – When trauma strikes in the lives of unsuspecting victims, it leaves wounds that run deep. If not properly tended to, these events can leave scars that affect the way a person relates to themselves and everything around them. “It is said that every scar tells a story,” Lauer and Parrish write in The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma (HCI – ISBN: 9780757319419 October 2016 — $14.95), but often those stories are kept locked away in silence by the victims who are struck voiceless and alone in the dark shadow of their pasts. By keeping their stories buried within themselves, often trauma victims distort the reality of their trauma and devolve to self-blame, and very often cope with drugs, alcohol, and other unhealthy and dangerous behavior.

But everyone is capable of harnessing resilience – the part of ourselves that refuses to surrender or die. Everyone is capable of reclaiming themselves and taking control of the present by learning to cope with their pasts, and in The Essence of Resilience, fourteen trauma survivors demonstrate the miraculous healing power of storytelling to work through finding the “gift in their wound.” Stories include:

• A young girl bullied by her classmates, losing her definition of herself in their hurtful words.
• An adopted daughter, searching for a sense of belonging through substance abuse.
• A rape victim regaining her voice through therapy animals.
• A Marine with a history of child abuse learning the power of sharing and facing his past.

Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish are professional counselors who specialize in those who have suffered a traumatic experience, which they define as “any event that violates your sense of safety and wellbeing, or shatters your integrity or sense of wholeness.” With a combined 40 years of experience helping trauma survivors cope, Lauer and Parrish share their tried-and-true arsenal of tools including Relationships, Trust, Travel, Compassion, Gratitude, Animals, Nature, Humor and Spirituality that helps victims reclaim their voice in this gripping and powerful book.

Join these survivors as they face their pasts head-on, sharing their deepest and darkest moments to open themselves up to the ability to heal. These stories, while they may be painful, are also published to be motivational to those who may be suffering silently on their own. These tributes to each individual’s past reveal an inspiring look into the miracle that is human resilience, and allows us to bear witness to these brave survivors in their triumph over trauma.

About the Authors

Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish are Licensed Professional Counselors with over 40 years combined experience providing counseling and trauma intervention services. They are affiliated with Cottonwood Tucson, an internationally renowned residential treatment program for co-occurring disorders in Tucson, Arizona. They are frequent presenters at professional conferences in the United States and in Europe.

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher: www.hcibooks.com or call (800) 441-5569
ISBN: 978075319419 — $14.95
October 2016

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Human Origins And The Bible: Combining Current Science And Scripture To Avoid “Creation Wars”

Helen Cook
PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations
903-654-0938
Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com
www.PrimeStarPublicity.com

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Human Origins And The Bible: Combining Current Science And Scripture To Avoid “Creation Wars”

Enumclaw, WA – It’s no secret that conflicting models exist to explain creation and the universe. Young earth creationists, old earth creationists, theistic evolutionists, and evolving creationists all differ from evolutionists. Author and aerospace engineer, Myron Heavin, compares the strengths and weaknesses of the various models and shares his conclusions in his new release: Human Origins and the Bible published by Redemption Press, August 2016.

While studying for his master’s degree in theology, Myron Heavin was struck by textbooks that failed to ground their viewpoints on creation in Scripture. Heavin takes a scientific approach to the study of human origins, saying, “Science simply cannot conflict with nature, as our creator God wrote the Bible. We use nature to help us understand Scripture.” He says God wrote the two separate books of science and Scripture, and “we must read them both.”

The book is of special interest to those struggling with how to resolve a literal reading of Genesis with the latest findings of science. Heavin also discusses whether God created by guiding evolution, the fossil hominid record, Neanderthals, DNA research, whether Darwin’s slow evolution is dead, and other subjects relevant to creation studies.
With careful scholarship he resolves the conflict of Adam and Eve living 8,000 years ago and humans migrating out of Africa 50,000-plus years ago. He says, “Adam and Eve, as the first humans to recognize sin, lived just a few thousand years ago. Due to their new knowledge of right from wrong, a few generations later we have cities, farming, metalworking, etc. It took a cultural change, religion, for all these things to happen.”

This up-to-date treatment of the current science is also designed for use as a Bible study for individuals and groups, and is a valuable contribution to the discussion of human origins.

Human Origins and the Bible: A Bold New Theory Relating Genesis Human Origins to Science
by Myron Heavin
Redemption Press, August 2016
Available at https://www.amazon.com/Human-Origins-Bible-Relating-Genesis/dp/1683140079/
ISBN: 978-1683140078

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Chic, Affordable And A Timely Reminder Of Faith: Olivia Sophia Stationery

Olivia Sophia Stationery

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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Chic, Affordable And A Timely Reminder Of Faith: Olivia Sophia Stationery

Cedar Hills, TX – When Bridgette Reed learned she was expecting, she knew it was a miracle. She named her daughter “Olivia Sophia,” which means “anointed wisdom.” Shortly after, she founded her business, Olivia Sophia Stationery, a brand built on love and faith.

“The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord,” Reed explains. “We live for Him and believe He has blessed us with this great miracle. Our little baby is our inspiration, God is our foundation, love is our destination, empowerment is our goal and faith is our movement.”

Olivia Sophia Stationery products are fun, inspiring and fashionable. They are also affordable. “We believe that anything is possible,” Reed continues. “While you can get a journal from anywhere, we want our customers to be reminded that God is able and anything is possible. There is no mountain too high that you can’t climb and there is no obstacle too tough that you can’t make it through. With God on your side you can achieve anything.”

Bridgette Reed is best known for her self-published book Bold, Fierce and Transformed, featured on FOX Good Day, ABC Good Morning Dallas and a host of other radio, television and print media. It has been sold internationally and in major bookstore chains such as Barnes and Noble and Family Christian Stores.

Less well known is the fact that over the past ten years she has successfully created six businesses and has guided the growth of a multi-million dollar corporation including all aspects of business operations, finance and marketing. She has also taught at major corporations about business fundamentals, and now has three successful businesses, including Olivia Sophia Stationery.

Bridgette has realized her purpose in life is to help women birth their businesses God’s way, and has become an expert at helping women profit with purpose. She uses faith and God’s Word as her foundation, and grace as the standard. A loving wife and mom, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, journaling and diving into new craft projects in her spare time. To learn more about Bridgette, her Olivia Sophia Stationery store or to sign up for her affiliate program visit: www.Oliviasophiainc.com or www.businesswithbridgette.com

Olivia Sophia Stationery
Inspirational Paper for the Soul
www.Oliviasophiainc.com

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Praise Chapel Houston Launches New Young Adults Ministry For Challenging Times

Praise Chapel of Houston

Pastor Nathan Hanohano
Praise Chapel
18516 Highway 3
Webster, TX 77598
281-338-6633
info@praisechapelhouston.com

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Praise Chapel Houston Launches New Young Adults Ministry For Challenging Times

Houston, TX ― Building a platform for effective worship, study and ministry in our time is not only necessary but unprecedented; this is the impetus for the revitalized Young Adults Ministry at Praise Chapel.

“The complexity of everyday life becomes even more challenging for a believer, especially because our culture is increasingly one of nonbelievers,” says Pastor Nathan Hanohano. “What we believe in and how we come to that ‘belief system’ will ultimately shape the destiny of the 21st century Christian,” he continues. “God has big plans for this generation, to usher in the next Great Awakening of the 21st century.”

At Praise Chapel, we work hard to be a church of relationships rather than rules, building bridges and tearing down barricades. We celebrate all nationalities, ages and people at Praise Chapel. We have a vibrant and inspirational music ministry, and offer special programming for children, women, married couples, students, singles, seniors and men.

Praise Chapel is located in Webster, TX. We are conveniently located a few minutes from Houston, and near the cities of League City, Pasadena, Friendswood, Pearland, Clear Lake, Dickinson, Seabrook, La Porte, Texas City, Kemah, and Alvin.

For more information, visit: http://www.praisechapelhouston.com

Sundays, KTBU 55 at 6:30 am
KUBE 57 – 9 am

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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 office
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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Paris, France & Houston, TX – Frank Romano, PhD, has just returned from a one month stay in Israel and Palestine, in the midst of an Inifada, or war between Israelis and Palestinians. For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts to open up communication, he has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace.

However, this is his first voyage into a war zone and he has a story to tell.

Romano tells the remarkable story of his journey in Love and Terror in the Middle East (AB Film Publishing). A 4th edition of the book, it includes a new chapter dedicated to a recent event where he was trapped in the middle of rioting Palestinians, following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers, and barely escaped with his life.

Constantly surrounded by war, his journey has been fraught with sacrifice. Friends and fellow activists have been arrested and brutally murdered. He has been attacked by settlers, harassed and arrested by the Israeli and Palestinian police. In his personal life it has cost him his marriage, another long term romantic relationship, and impacted his role as a father. In spite of the danger and sacrifice, Dr. Romano – lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France- continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

For more information on Dr. Romano’s book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit:
http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com (book)
http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/ (blog)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI (Interview)

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and major online outlets
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition
By Frank Romano
AB Film Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

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The Remnant – When A Tattered Page From An Outlawed Bible Inspires Hope For A New Beginning

 

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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The Remnant – When A Tattered Page From An Outlawed Bible Inspires Hope For A New Beginning

Los Angeles, CA ―The year is 2069; the Apocalypse came and went – but when Jesus didn’t show up, many survivors are left fearful and wondering…

The cataclysmic war left a totalitarian government ruling the world and they’ve outlawed the Bible and banned all forms of religion, banishing any who persist in practicing religion to work camps across the globe. In this riveting, action-packed plot, devout Christians are forced into hiding with only a piece of a ripped-out page from the Bible, showing a scrap of the Sermon on the Mount, as their beacon of hope.

Both inspiring and satirical, The Remnant follows the long and dangerous journey of Grant Cochrin, an escapee of a work camp, and his family as they journey in search of an authentic Christian community in the lawless wilderness of North America. Having so far encountered nothing but strange religious communities along the way, they are about to start their own community when they are ambushed by human traffickers.

When World Federation security forces intervene at the last minute, the Cochrins expect imprisonment but instead come face-to-face with an unthinkable choice. As even more bizarre events unfold in this mystifying and challenging world of spiritual and physical dysfunction, there nevertheless remains a very real sense of hope.

As Wolverton masterfully entertains readers, his thought-provoking story also encourages them to freely question religious institutions and organizations. Unlike any other book on the shelves about Christianity in a dystopian future, The Remnant inspires, makes us laugh, and scares us … but all the while reinforces the belief that Jesus is with us no matter how dysfunctional we are.

Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author, syndicated editorial cartoonist and an associate editor of CWR magazine. He is an ordained minister and holds a MA from Goddard College in Vermont. He lives in southwest Washington State with his wife, Kaye.

The Remnant
Monte Wolverton
CWR Press
An imprint of Plain Truth Ministries
Available for preorder at www.ptm.org/remnant

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Work And Wealth In Scripture: The Great Moral Issue Of Our Time Framed By Our Country’s Sacred Heritage

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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Work And Wealth In Scripture: The Great Moral Issue Of Our Time Framed By Our Country’s Sacred Heritage

Tuscaloosa, AL – Like the Biblical prophets of old, Bernie Sanders just wouldn’t go away. In spite of overwhelming odds against his presidential bid, he still continued to draw huge crowds with his message that “the issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time.” Larry Clayton, author of Work and Wealth in Scripture: How to Grow, Prosper and Work as a Christian (Wipf & Stock, 2015), agrees.

“The nature of work and wealth is one of the core issues of this 2016 presidential election,” Clayton says. “If we get it wrong, we could be turning away from the traditions and culture that make this country exceptional.” The largest issues facing presidential candidates today are not going to be solved by charges and countercharges and simple-minded appeals to the people in typical populist styles, but by applying the truth in Scripture to the challenges facing America today.

Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Alabama, Clayton has published numerous, award-winning scholarly works. His first inspirational book, Cleared for Landing (ExLibris, 2008) is a primer for Christians, focusing on the practice of faith.
“I’m a pilot and to be a good and safe pilot one needs to practice and grow all the time, just like in your Christian walk,” he says.

“I have searched for answers in many places, from the most scholarly Christian writers like St. Augustine, to small, rural Pentecostal churches across the Americas,” he continues. “I have worshiped in many of the world’s great cathedrals, and I have seen the work of the Holy Spirit spilling out across believers united not by creeds and rituals, but moved by the power of the Spirit.

“I have written this Christian primer for those who want to grow in their faith. Join me on this walk for it is not only the road to salvation, but also an exhilarating one that will renew and revitalize you as a Christian.”

Clayton also writes a weekly column for the Tuscaloosa News. He graduated from Duke University in 1964, subsequently earning a master’s degree and a doctorate in Latin American history from Tulane University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1966. While on the faculty at the University of Alabama from 1972-2013, Clayton directed the Latin American Studies Program and was Chair of the Department of History.

For more information, please visit Clayton’s blog at: www.laclayton.com.

Work and Wealth in Scripture: How to Grow, Prosper and Work as a Christian
Wipf & Stock, 2015
Available online everywhere and at the publisher’s website: http://wipfandstock.com/work-and-wealth-in-scripture.html
ISBN-13: 9781620322567

Cleared for Landing: On Living a Christian Life
Xlibris
Available online everywhere and at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cleared-Landing-Living-Christian-Life/dp/1425719597
ISBN-13: 9781425719593

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