Becoming Dads: A Mission to Restore Absent Fathers
Marvin Charles with Jamie Bohnett
Most child advocates agree that fatherlessness goes beyond the boundaries of race and socio-economic status—and is the root of almost every social ill faced by children in our society. Children from fatherless homes are more likely to live in poverty, become involved in drugs, alcohol abuse, and crime, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Without any real, lasting intervention, this cycle continues and expands from generation to generation—unless an individual does what it takes to stop it.
Combining heart-wrenching realities with vital statistical information that graphically portrays the problem of fatherlessness in our society, Becoming DADS lays out practical strategies for restoring absentee fathers to their families and helping them develop the skills they need to be engaged and effective dads.
Learn more on Marvin’s website: www.aboutdads.org
Becoming: Loving the Process to Wholeness Clint Gresham
Clint Gresham is an author, speaker, and Superbowl-winning NFL player (Seattle Seahawks). For most of his life, Clint, like many if not most of us, experienced the world through the lens of outcomes: Academics. Behavior. Sports victories. Career. Relationships. Material success. The underlying message? When the outcomes are good, you are good. When the outcomes are bad, you are bad. Gresham’s dynamic and insightful book, Becoming, unfolds a gripping and inspirational reality check, reminding us all that the point of life is not the destination, but the journey.
Learn more on Clint’s website: www.clintgresham.com
It Was No Accident: Experiencing the Passion and Purpose of the Cross
John S. Lewis
This 40-day devotional—suitable for Lent or any other time of year—is filled with Scripture readings, sacred art, stirring narratives, heart-moving prayers, and opportunities for private reflection and group discussion. Use it privately in your own personal reflections—or with a group! In its pages, you will see the Passion Story of Jesus through fresh eyes, the eyes of the many different characters who played a role in His life during those crucial last days.
Facing the Blitz
In football, a “blitz” is an all-out attack. Defenses use them to force the quarterback into a mistake and create mayhem and destruction. But by its nature the blitz also creates an opportunity for the quarterback and his team. What looks like the worst play can become the best.
During a life “blitz,” when everything seems like it’s collapsing–financially, relationally, spiritually, or physically–if you take initiative you can do more than just survive. You can grow, succeed, and advance. In Facing the Blitz, Jeff Kemp shares lessons he’s learned through all kinds of life blitzes, both personal and professional. Readers will discover how triumph is about transformation and being others-oriented; having the right mind-set can turn unnecessary fear and misery into courage and joy.
Learn more on Jeff’s website: www.facingtheblitz.com
Parenting for the Launch
Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence
One minute they’re playing with Legos, the next they’re asking for the car keys, and the next … they’ve graduated and are out the door! This should not be a time of anxiety; it should be a time of preparation and anticipation! In Parenting for the Launch, you’ll find innovative strategies that will help you prepare your teen to soar in adulthood.
Parenting for the Launch is designed to help parents grow in their understanding, effectiveness, and confidence in preparing their teens for a successful launch. It is filled with principles, strategies, thought-provoking questions and exercises to guide today’s parent. It also offers the invaluable perspectives and desires of employers and educators who are working with young adults-- "real world" perspectives on what our children need to thrive in adulthood.
Learn more at www.parentingforthelaunch.com
Shackled: Confessions of a Teenage Bank Robber
As a child, poverty and desperation sent John Swanger to live in orphanages and with countless relatives. When he was with his mother, they were constantly on the run, hiding from ex-husbands and irate landlords. At barely sixteen, John was kicked out of his shattered family by stepfather number three, onto the street where survival meant hustling pool and selling drugs. Bad choices bring consequences and by the age of 18, it was time to pay up.
John Swanger tells the riveting story of his years as a teenage boy, eager for the loving father he never had. When he finally finds him, however, the older man turns out to be a bank robber, so John becomes one too. A gripping and dramatic tale of the life of teenage bank robber … and how God miraculously saved him.
Also check out John’s sequel, also produced by Inspira, Unshackled: A Story of Redemption.
Learn more on John’s website: www.johnswanger.org
Heart of Christ
Carrie L. Jones
Using dramatic biblical accounts, along with engaging personal stories and illustrations from the lives of contemporary women, Carrie shares her insights and experiences up close and personally. Creative biblical narratives bring the characters’ thoughts and emotions to life, providing readers with a glimpse into God’s heart and an opportunity to connect with Him emotionally. Carrie says, “Strip away all religious assumption, and take a fresh look at the loving character of Christ. You will find a loving a trustworthy Man, worthy of your devotion and trust.”
Learn more on Carrie’s website: www.compellingheart.com
Oxygen For Your Relationships
O2GoTM is fun, interactive, and practical program for couples and groups. A few topics covered include: conflict resolution, communication,understanding our differences, 7 Keys to Incredible Sex, and the power of forgiveness.
To learn more, visit https://strongerfamilies.com/
Anchored and Live Anchored: A Bible Study
What storms are you facing in your life right now? Life is full of “stormy weather” of varying degrees. Katie Robertson has experienced the exhilaration of clear skies and smooth sailing, and the anxiety and terror of high winds and stormy seas—particularly through the loss of her 19-year-old daughter, Karina, to cancer. Through it all, she has learned how to set an anchor firmly in her heart that has kept her from being swept away, emotionally and spiritually.
Katie’s first book, Anchored, is the story of Karina’s remarkable life of faith, and her battle with cancer.
In her second book, a five-session Bible study, Katie shows how anyone can navigate the storms of life: set an anchor firmly in your heart—Jesus Christ—and begin to live and believe on the truths of God’s Word. Serves as a stand-alone study or an accompaniment to Katie’s first book, Anchored: Walking by Faith, Living in Hope, Remembering Karina.
One Will Be Left
Diabolical evil gains control, promising peace to a devastated world…
After the disappearances of the world’s Christians, hidden powers orchestrate dramatic world events. Natural disasters increase, while wars, and terrorist attacks and disease further threaten the remaining world citizens.
Evil veiled in alluring facades deceives many. What will God do? Who will stand against the malevolent evil of these days? Can anyone who trusts in the true God survive the coming onslaught?
“…this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:3, NASB)
Learn more on Dawn’s website: www.dawnmorris.net
The Doctor Won’t See You Now
A powerful tidal wave began to form almost 20 years ago when physicians and their employers began implementing policies to significantly reduce or eliminate communication between biopharma representatives and health care providers. At the same time, pharmaceutical and biologics employers were asking their field force to meet, connect with, and support health care providers whose patients might benefit from their therapies.
It was the perfect storm.
Since the genesis of this wave, impediments and limitations to access by health care delivery entities have increased unabated. Consequently, it appears the doors to health care customers are, for all intensive purposes, closed to biopharmaceutical representatives.
Or are they?
“. . .an unvarnished look at the challenges, roadblocks, risks, and rewards of a career in biopharma and, most importantly, the coaching and examples needed to be successful.” ~Kevin Madden, US Sales Manager, InHealth Technologies
Learn more on Scott’s website: www.thedoctorwontseeyounow.com
What I Wish I Knew at 18
What I Wish I Knew at 18 is an engaging, comprehensive, and conversational book written to help young adults achieve success in life. It provides practical, road-tested wisdom in essential life arenas as life perspective, character, relationships and communication, spiritual life, handling adversity, personal productivity, college academics, career selection and advancement, love and marriage, and managing finances. Through illustration, instruction, and reflective questions, the book reveals 109 success pointers that auger a soaring launch into adulthood. Unique in scope, universal in its message, and timely in its wisdom, What I Wish I Knew at 18 is designed to serve as an invaluable life coach.
Learn more at www.dennistrittin.com
Pulse: Understanding the Vital Signs of Your Business
Get practical insight into vital signs derived from your business data. Using trend analysis and predictive analytics, you can build a healthier business.
Author Frank Coker offers the unique perspective of serving as both a faculty business professor at the University of Washington iSchool and CEO of Corelytics (a financial software company). Under his leadership, Corelytics has been recognized as a Top 25 Emerging Vendor and won Intuit’s Grand Prize App of the Year. In Pulse, “Professor Frank’s” easygoing informative style makes easily understandable the important concepts that need to be mastered by business leaders and entrepreneurs who are not experts in financial analytics, and who want to build teams that have a clear picture of where they are headed.
With over 30 expert contributors, Pulse covers an array of topics ranging from Effective Analysis and what your numbers are telling you, Diagnosis, Symptoms vs. Problems, Metrics that Matter Most, Strategic Cash Management, and Activating Your Team. This book is a great practical guide to running a healthy business.
For more information about Pulse or about Corelytics, visit www.corelytics.com