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Mandi Stanley

The No-Panic Plan For Presenters

Named a Finalist in the Career Category at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in New York

Well-organized and presented with style and enthusiasm, the award-winning No-Panic Plan For Presenters is a testament to the concepts Stanley offers in her
seminars. Everyone from the anxious beginner to the seasoned professional will grow from expert advice such as:

  • Making the most of your first three minutes
  • Reinforcing sticking points throughout your speech
  • Guaranteeing a killer closing
  • Fine-tuning your eye contact, gestures, and overall delivery

The first title of her No-Panic series offers an abundance of preparation checklists for speaking like a pro and answers the “so what” and “now what” of
presentation skills for leaders.

Neil White

In The Sanctuary of Outcasts

Neil White, a journalist and magazine publisher, wanted the best for those he loved—nice cars, beautiful homes, luxurious clothes. He loaned money to family and friends, gave generously to his church, and invested in his community—but his bank account couldn’t keep up. Soon White began moving money from one account to another to avoid bouncing checks. His world fell apart when the FBI discovered his scheme and a judge sentenced him to serve eighteen months in a federal prison. But it was no ordinary prison. The beautiful, isolated colony in Carville, Louisiana, was also home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy. Hidden away for decades, this small circle of outcasts had forged a tenacious, clandestine community, a fortress to repel the cruelty of the outside world. It is here, in a place rich with history, where the Mississippi River briefly runs north, amid an unlikely mix of leprosy patients, nuns, and criminals, that White’s strange and compelling journey begins. He finds a new best friend in Ella Bounds, an eighty-year-old African American double amputee who had contracted leprosy as a child. She and the other secret people, along with a wacky troop of inmates, help White rediscover the value of simplicity, friendship, and gratitude. Funny and poignant, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts is an uplifting memoir that reminds us all what matters most.

Paul Mellor

You’re Almost There

You’re Almost There is a remarkable 17-year journey of running a marathon in all 50 states. Through the eyes of Paul Mellor, you’ll experience the battlefields of Georgia, the wheat fields of Kansas, and the lava fields of Hawaii. From the mansions of Newport to the monuments of Richmond, Mr. Mellor quickly learned that the marathon is not only about the miles, but about the people and the places you see along the way. It’s a feel-good story about Patriotism, Freedom, and Family.

Nancy Lottridge Anderson

Tough Talk For Tough Times

Your credit card is over the limit. Your job is in jeopardy. You don’t know if you can make the next mortgage payment, and your 401(k) is quickly disappearing. What do you do? Now is the time to get serious about managing your money and controlling your debt. In Tough Talk for Tough Times, Dr. Anderson explains the world of Wall Street in language that Main Street can understand. She uses her experience and family life to help readers take control of their own finances during these difficult times. Her easy-to-remember tips and common sense approach will take the fear out of money management. The book will a particularly good resource for young adults and couples who want to start out on the right financial path. Published by Quail Ridge Press

Roy Hallums

Buried Alive

While working as a contractor in Iraq in 2004, Roy was kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents and held for 311 days, most of that time in a concrete pit beneath a farmhouse, constantly bound and blindfolded. A small pipe in the ceiling provided the room’s only oxygen and the only link to the outside world. Taken at a time when televised beheadings of American and other hostages were common, many will remember seeing a bearded, blindfolded Hallums on national newscasts with a gun to his head pleading for his release. Roy’s story, as told in countless interviews, including 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The CBS Evening News, is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of faith, as well as a reminder that obstacles, no matter how difficult they seem, can be overcome. Released by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Dr. Roger Parrott

The Longview

Are you rushing to find quick fixes to complex problems? Are you overwhelmed by pressure to produce immediate gains? Are you aiming at nearsighted remedies instead of long-term solutions? Become a leader who values transformation over turnaround-one who measures eternal outcomes as well as immediate effectiveness. This book shows you how. Consider it your personal guide to a leadership lifestyle of lasting significance. The Longview will
revolutionize the way you lead.

“Now more than ever, leaders everywhere are realizing that short-term thinking doesn’t work. The Longview by Dr. Roger Parrott is essential medicine for today’s hurry-up, quick-fix lifestyle. Read this book, read it again, and apply its message to your life.” — Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(R) and Lead Like Jesus

Donna Hartley

Fire Up Your Life!  |  Fire Up Your Intuition!  |  Fire Up Your Healing!

Fire Up Your Life recounts Donna’s near-death experience in a DC-10 plane crash at Los Angeles International Airport, which occurs directly after she expresses her desire to change her life or die. Trapped in the flaming inferno she receives a mysterious message questioning her actions on earth. She wills herself to survive and is the last passenger out of her section of the aircraft. With the steadfast help of her teacher George, the reluctant student Donna begins a journey of spiritual transformation committing herself to change her fearful and unhealthy lifestyle. Her first assignment is to fight for improved airline safety regulations. Next she must conquer her destructive relationships with men. Moreover to become a successful entrepreneur she must master her fears.

Fire up Your Intuition finds Donna distraught in an emotional and financial crisis. George unexpectedly appears and bestows on her five mysterious envelopes that hold a 30-day assignment that he calls ‘the gift of intuition’. The banter and discussion continue between student and teacher as Donna works to acquire insight into her own intuitive awareness. Her faithful Himalayan cat, Sheba is by her side as Donna follows George’s program step-by-step to learn to trust her feelings and act upon them to master the knowing. George predicts that when she completes her assignment, her dream to adopt a daughter will come true.

Fire Up Your Healing narrates the sometimes rocky path on the passage toward family forgiveness leading to emotional maturity and the strength to heal. Donna travels from the tragic confines of her mother’s post-stroke nursing home to the somber quarters of the judge empowered with deciding the fate for the bitter court battle in which her stepmother has embroiled Donna and her brother upon their father’s death. George adamantly advises her to release her anger in order to survive. Could she forgive the alcoholism, the violence, and the indifference? This skill is now essential if she is to survive her stage III melanoma. But can she forgive herself and live to raise her 6-yearold daughter? George mystically appears in the hospital to give Donna a shot of spiritual adrenalin and the courage to face down the deadly disease.

Sherye Simmons Green

Abandon Not MY Soul
Abbie Richardson and Keith Haliday have each suffered devastating loss in their lives. Both share a common link—Abbie’s dead husband, Joe. Four years after his death, Abbie still struggles to put the pieces of her life back together. An unexpected offer to join the faculty of Timothy House, a unique residential school located in eastern Tennessee, forces Abbie to take a long, hard look at her life.

A mysterious letter and a serendipitous meeting at Camp 4Ever, the school’s summer camp, bring Abbie face to face with Joe’s old college friend, Keith. Slowly putting his life back together after the loss of his wife and two children, Keith is learning to rebuild his trust in God one step of faith at a time.

Can Abbie accept the goodness of God? Can Keith overcome his fear of losing someone he loves once more? Can Abbie be persuaded to open her heart again—to God’s love and Keith’s? Abandon Not My Soul is the story of how hope and forgiveness saves them both.

“Abandon Not My Soul is an incredible story of a journey from despair to hope, betrayal to risk, fear to trust. Sherye Green weaves a beautiful tale of grace, reconciliation, purpose, and hope.”  —Dr. Ron Mumbower, Counseling and Congregational Care Pastor, Founder/Director of Summit Counseling Ministry, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi