Bouquets of Chocolate for the Soul:
A Devotional with Conversation Starters

by Dr. Carol Kennedy

Bouquet of Chocolate
Do you like chocolate? Do you find it sweet, satisfying, and delicious? Do you often crave it?God’s Word can be the same. Once you make it part of your daily life, you will hunger for it.Bouquets of Chocolate for the Soul is the fourth chocolate book, filled with inspirational stories, and poems. Each of the books can be enjoyed on its own. Bible study groups and Women’s small groups are attracted to the books because of the conversation starters after each story or poem. Dr. Carol shows readers how God’s Word sweetens relationships and solves problems. Dr. Carol shares how God led her out of a 30-year career of teaching and administration into a world of Christian writing.The chocolate books have received gold and silver medals from Florida Authors and Publishers Association for outstanding Christian inspirational literature.Groups such as Women of Faith and Cancer Survivors equally praise Dr. Carol’s ability to combine humor with inspiration.

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BITE-SIZE Chocolate for the Soul:
A Devotional with Conversation Starters

by Dr. Carol Kennedy

Bite-Size Chocolate

Are you a chocolate lover? Do you find it sweet, satisfying, and delicious? God’s Word can be like chocolate. Once you make it part of your daily life, you will hunger for it. Bite-Size Chocolate is the third book in the Chocolate for the Soul series, filled with inspirational stories and poems. Award- winning author, Dr. Carol, shows the reader how God’s Word sweetens relationships, solves problems, and how scripture can relate to their everyday lives. Each Chocolate for the Soul book can be enjoyed on its own. If you like Christian Authors Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer, you’ll like Dr. Carol Kennedy. Her style is personal and honest; you’ll be attracted to her conversational and approachable tone.

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A Life Flilled With Music
by Sloan Jordan

Life LessonsA Life Filled With Music: My Accidental Journey Through America’s Iconic Musical Performances

Do you remember your first concert? Most people do, especially if one of those concerts was Woodstock! A Life Filled With Music is one woman’s accidental experiences with iconic musical performances.Performances include such venues as Woodstock, Jamaican World Music Festival, Voice of the Wetlands, and many individual performances by artists such as The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Florence and the Machine, Beatles and many others.It includes memories, impressions, and insights into the history of contemporary music.And for those familiar with these artists, Sloan has included the setlists of the performances to evoke memories of your favorite songs.

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Jefferson — 365 Bright Ideas

365 Bright Ideas to Market Your Indie Book: An Author’s Practical Guide to Daily Marketing

by Patti Jefferson

You may think you’re marketing your book effectively, but you’d be surprised at some of the research, targeting, and promotion you might be missing. Learn how you can do so much more — even with limited time or finances! Introducing a simple guide for independent authors to do at least one task every day that promotes themselves as authors and their books to readers.

Four ways to choose your daily task:
1. randomly
2. based on time availability
3. based on financial availability
4. start at the beginning and work to the end

Each Task Features:
– time and cost estimates per task
– step-by-step instructions including checklists and Q&A
– results tracking (do more of what brings results; less of what doesn’t)
– calendars to schedule reoccurring tasks
– tips to customize your marketing

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Valera — A Military Mustang

A Military Mustang: The Extraordinary Life of Captain John W. Arens
by Charley Valera

Captain John W. Arens has teamed up with Charley Valera, the best-selling author of My Father’s War. Together they have created A Military Mustang, an autobiography about the life of Captain Arens. Follow the journey from a young boy during The Depression to Captain of a U.S. Navy ship. Too young to join the Marines at 15, John persisted and began his career serving our country at 17 in the Merchant Marines until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Read about John’s extraordinary 37 years of military service. Follow him from a paratrooper, to Arctic diver trained by Navy Seals, to Army Ranger, to Captain of U.S. Naval Vessels. Truly a military mustang worth reading about.

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The 15 Minute Guide to Parenting
by Carol S. Kennedy

 

This is a self-help, hands-on Christian Workbook. It may be used as a companion to THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PARENTING FROM A TO Z SO HELP ME GOD, also by Dr. Carol Kennedy. Or, it can easily be used as a resource for individuals or families as a stand alone tool. This workbook is a catalyst for discussion and application for families. Choose one topic at a time and apply it to your own situation. Have fun with this guide!

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A Second Taste of Chocolate for the Soul

by Dr. Carol Kennedy

Second Taste of Chocolate

Do you like chocolate? Do you find it sweet, satisfying and delicious? God’s Word can be the same. Once it becomes part of your daily diet, you will hunger for it. This book is the second in a series of AWARD WINNING TASTE OF CHOCOLATE FOR THE SOUL books.

Dr. Carol shows the reader how God’s Word can sweeten relationships and solve problems through stories and psalms. The first section showcases psalms written by her and grandson Tyler. What a delightful journey!

A favorite grandson psalm:
“God, You Are Like Ice Cream to Me”.

Popular stories/testimonies:
“God Will Knock Your Socks Off!” and “Kaleidoscopes Need Light.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could get people as excited about God’s Word as they are about chocolate?

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RJNelson — Dirty Waters

Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss

by R.J. Nelson

Dirty WatersIn 1987, the city of Chicago hired a former radical college chaplain to clean up rampant corruption on the waterfront. R. J. Nelson thought he was used to the darker side of the law—he had been followed by federal agents and wiretapped due to his antiwar stances in the sixties—but nothing could prepare him for the wretched bog that constituted the world of a Harbor Boss.

Director of Harbors and Marine Services was a position so mired in corruption that its previous four directors ended up in federal prison. Nelson inherited angry constituents, prying journalists, shell-shocked employees, and a tobacco-stained office still bearing a busted door that had been smashed in by the FBI. Undeterred, Nelson made it his personal mission to become a “pneumacrat,” a public servant who, for the common good, always follows the spirit—if not always the letter—of the law.

Dirty Waters is a wry, no-holds-barred memoir of Nelson’s time controlling some of the city’s most beautiful spots while facing some of its ugliest traditions. A guide like no other, Nelson takes us through Chicago’s beloved “blue spaces” and deep into the city’s political morass. He reveals the different moralities underlining three mayoral administrations, from Harold Washington to Richard M. Daley, and navigates us through the gritty mechanisms of the Chicago machine. He also deciphers the sometimes insular world of boaters and their fraught relationship with their land-based neighbors.

Ultimately, Dirty Waters is a tale of morality, of what it takes to be a force for good in the world and what struggles come from trying to stay ethically afloat in a sea of corruption.

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Valera — My Father’s War

My Father’s War
by Charley Valera

My Father's War

Author Charley Valera’s own father had spent almost four years fighting during WWII and lived out the rest of his life “without a story to tell” to his four sons. To learn more about what it was like for his father and those that served, Valera conducted heartfelt interviews with WWII veterans from both theaters of war and all branches of service. He brings the reader into the battlefield, aircraft, destroyer and marching through the countrysides. These are the stories that hadn’t been discussed in decades. Within these pages are their personal photos and memories of which many of us can call My Father’s War.

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