In Defense of Liberty
Blurb: “In Defense of Liberty” by KrisAnn Hall is a collection of powerful essays on gun control, healthcare, education, abortion, the tea party, executive orders, morality and liberty. They are essays that serve no party or special political interest and are guaranteed to be 100% “Spin Free”.
If you really believe in the maxim: “We’re the Government and we’re here to help” then you should leave this page immediately because you will find no quarter, or comfort in these writings.
These writings are for the political truth seeker who feels the need to wake up from the contemporary myopia of party driven dribble, aspire to and find home in the only set of ideals that serve people of all races, colors, creeds and persuasions.
The Power of Authority: And the Way to Achieve it.
How and why to become an authority on any topic of your choosing.
Natural Remedies!: Natural Herbal Remedies and Beyond for Your Health and Natural Beauty! (Coconut Oil, Herbal Remedies, Homemade Beauty, Natural Beauty, … Healing Herbs, Apple Cider Vinegar)
7 five star reviews and one 3 star. The 3 star review’s concern is that the book is too short, and it is only about 26 pages.
You might also find this free title useful: Natural Herbal Remedies: Long Forgotten Old World Treatments and Natural Ancient Cures that Magically Heal Your Mind and Body (Herbal Remedies – Holistic … Cures – Homeopathy – Natural Remedies)
Square Foot Gardening Guide: A simple guide on everything you need to know for successful square foot gardening
Organic Gardening Book Package: Organic Gardening: Your Guide to Growing Healthy Organic Produce & Seed Saving for the Organic Gardener
Indoor Gardening Guide: How to successfully grow plants and vegetables inside your home, apartment, or office!
Organic Pest Control: All-Natural Pest Solutions To Protect Your Garden! (100% Safe For Your Garden)
Companion Planting: The Beginner’s Guide to Companion Gardening (The Organic Gardening Series)
Survival Seeds: The Heirloom Seed Saving Handbook
From Here to Eternity: The Restored Edition (The World War II Trilogy, 1)
Restored means that previously censored scenes and dialogue restored, which could make this very rough reading for many of our readers. (Not free, but a daily deal)
WHEN THE EAGLE SCREAMS – America’s Vulnerability to Terrorism
Written before 9/11.
Bowman is the author of “Morning Ran Red” and “Operation Monarch”, historical mystery thrillers based on fact.
When The Eagle Screams is Bowman’s non-fiction work, written to warn America that the age of terrorism is upon us. Written in 1993 and published in 1994, today it is notable as the first work by an American writer to recognize the threat of terrorism, having predicted both the domestic and foreign terrorist attacks, our response and the resultant economic and religious war.
And in a now obviously tone deaf review from 1994: From Library Journal
Bowman sets out to prove that a single terrorist could bring the United States’s oil supplies to a halt, incinerate an entire city, and perhaps even destroy the country’s electrical grids or stop the world’s money supply-all to challenge cherished democratic and economic principles. In sometimes thrilling prose, he describes many incidents that may have been the work of terrorists operating in the United States. Unfortunately, little solid evidence is given to support his assertions. There is some truth, however dificult to surmise, in Bowman’s overall conclusions regarding the difficult relationships that Westerners may have with the rest of humanity, but these difficulties can be remedied only when acts of violence are desensationalized. As public opinion is mobilized further to enlarge the gulf separating us from the rest of the world, basic issues become more difficult to address, especially those concerning right vs. wrong. Unfortunately, this volume does not contribute to any kind of entente between peoples and, seemingly in an effort to scare the reader, reaches doubtful conclusions.
Joseph A. Kechich- ian, Rand Corp., Santa Monica, Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906
Fascinating look in the early days of socialism, anarchy, and the feminist movement.
The American Brutus is, of course, a business man and has no time to overthrow Cæsar. Recently, however, the imperialistic stew became hot and too much for him. The marriage of Miss Alice Roosevelt produced such a bad odor of court gossip, as to make the poor American Brutus ill with nausea. He grew indignant, draped his sleeve in mourning, and with gloomy mien and clenched fists, went about prophesying the downfall of the Republic.
Between ourselves, the number of those who still believe in the American Republic can be counted on one’s fingers. One has either pierced through the lie, all for the people and by the people—in that case one must become a Revolutionist; or, one has succeeded in putting one’s bounty in safety—then he is a conservative. “No disturbances, please. We are about to close a profitable contract.” Modern bourgeoisie is absolutely indifferent as to who is to be their political boss, just so they are given opportunity to store their profits, and accumulate great wealth. Besides, the cry about the decline of the great Republic is really meaningless. As far as it ever stood for liberty and well-being of the people, it has long ceased to be. Therefore lamentations come too late. True, the American Republic has not given birth to an aristocracy. It has produced the power of the parvenu, not less brutal than European aristocracy, only narrower in vision and not less vulgar in taste.
Instead of mourning one ought to rejoice that the latest display of disgusting servility has completely thrown off the mantle of liberty and independence of Dame Columbia, now exposed before the civilized world in all her slavish submissiveness.
The storm in Russia has frightened many out of their warm bed-clothes.
A real Revolution in these police-regulated times. More than one voice was raised against the possibility of a Revolution, and they who dared to predict it were considered fit for the lunatic asylum.
The workingmen, peasants and students of Russia, however, have proven that the calculations of the “wise” contained a hitch somewhere. A Revolution swept across the country and did not even stop to ask permission of those in authority.
Authority and Power are now taking revenge on their daring sons and daughters. The Cossacks, at the command of the “good Czar” are celebrating a bloody feast—knouting, shooting, clubbing people to death, dragging great masses to prisons and into exile, and it is not the fault of that vicious idiot on the throne, nor that of his advisors, Witte and the others, if the Revolution still marches on, head erect. Were it in their power, they would break her proud neck with one stroke, but they cannot put the heads of a hundred million people on the block, they cannot deport eighty millions of Peasants to Siberia, nor can they order all the workingmen in the industrial districts shot. Were the working bees to be killed, the drones would perish of starvation—that is why the Czar of the Peace Treaty still suffers some of his people to live?——
Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature
“It was a great effort for most of those brave ones to overcome their disgust at the dirt and dense ignorance they met among the peasants, who absolutely lacked comprehension of new ideas; therefore, there could be no understanding between the intellectuals, who wanted to help, and the sufferers, who needed help. These two elements were brought in closer touch through industrialism. The Russian peasant, robbed of the means to remain on his soil, was driven into the large industrial centres, and there he learned to know those brave and heroic men and women who gave up their comfort and career in their efforts for the liberation of their people.
These ideas that have undergone such great changes in Russia within the last decade should serve as good material for study for those who claim the Russian Revolution is dead.
Nicholas Tchaykovsky, one of Russia’s foremost workers in the revolutionary movement, and one who, through beauty of character, simplicity of soul and great strategical ability, has been the idol of the Russian revolutionary youth for many years, is here as the delegate of the Russian Revolutionary Socialist party, to raise funds for a new uprising. He was right when he said, at the meeting in Grand Central Palace, “The Russian Revolution will live until the decayed and cowardly regime of tyranny in Russia is rooted out of existence.”"
“Can it be that marriage, as an institution, has indeed proved itself in experience such a terrible failure?
We worship many fetishes, we of the superior civilization, and the institution of marriage is the chief of them. Few of us but bow before that; before that and the home of which it is the foundation. And I know what scorn and obloquy and denunciation await that man who stands unawed before it, seeing in it but an ugly little idol. And I guess what will be dealt out to him who not only refuses to bow the head, but openly scoffs. And yet I am going to scoff and say ugly words about this fetish of ours. I am going to say that it represents ignorance, hides and causes hypocrisy, stands in the way of progress, drags low the standard of individual excellence, perpetuates many foul practices.
Let me admit at the outset that I recognize in the institution of marriage a perfectly legitimate result of the working of the law of evolution. Of course it is; and the same may be said of everything that exists whether good or evil. Every vile and filthy thing, crime, disease, misery, are all equally legitimate products of the working of this law.”
“In truth, marriage is the most artificial of the relations which exist in the social body. It is a device of man at his worst—a mixture of slavery, savage egotism and priestcraft. ”
Social Psychology: Essentials and Fundamentals: A Practical Guide to Social Psychology and Sociology (Applied Psychology)
As I have come to expect from this author, this is another well structured introductory guide to a big science. What this book does well is to bring sociology to life, by using real-life examples and exercises which anyone can understand, and even try for themselves. All the major branches are covered, and provided with well-organized jumping-off points from where you can choose the aspects you would like to study further. A useful quick read, and an excellent contribution.
Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Mastering Emotions: Emotions Handbook and Journal (Emotions and Feelings)
Understanding emotions is one of the most important aspects of personal development and growth
Without truly mastering our emotions we run a high risk in behaving without awareness.
Throughout years society has come to believe that our level of IQ will determine the success of a person’s life. However, in recent years psychologist have found new insight by studying successful people. The results have been surprising because what determines a person’s life success is not IQ but rather EI.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the foundation of living a successful and meaningful life. People who succeed in life have a tremendous awareness of their emotions.
Inside this book, you will be on the path of living a life that includes the following
Awareness of your own emotions and others
Effortlessly redirecting your emotions
A deeper connection with the people you love
Do not allow your emotions to take over your life and instead master the art of your emotions today!
George Müller of Bristol And His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God
Reader Review: Most reviewers talk about faith and prayer in George Müller’s life, but this biography is full-orbed, including his life of service, the simplicity of his fellowship, and his devotion to the Bible—the last of which affected me just as much as the many answered prayers of this story.
This biography will grow your faith. We all depend on God for our daily bread, whether we are in “full-time ministry” or not, so this book will demonstrate to you Jesus’ promise that God cannot forget his own, he knows the number of hairs on our head, and “I have never seen the righteous begging bread.”
One misconception that I guard against as a missionary is the idea that people were mysteriously spiritually led to bring money or food to an orphanage they knew nothing about. Although he did not actively ask for funds, his orphanage was on the main street of town, so the need presented itself to many publicly.
I am an avid reader of Christian biographies and this is one of the best, along with Bruchko (Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe) and God’s Smuggler.
See also: A Narrative of some of the Lord’s Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself. Second Part
In God’s Underground
Imprisoned by the Romanian Communists for his work in the Christian Underground, and subjected to medieval torture, Wurmbrand kept his faith—and strengthened it. For fourteen years, he shared that faith with suffering cellmates and gave them solace. In solitary confinement, he tapped out his message of hope and Christian love. In Room Four, the “death room”, he helped dying patients even though his lungs were riddled with tuberculosis and his body lacerated and bloody from whips and kicks. Anguished over the fate of his wife and son, he could still tell jokes and stories to make despairing prisoners laugh. Sorely tempted by the promise of release and reprieve, he refused to become a Communist collaborator.
And the miracle is that he survived.
With humble gratitude to God and Christ, he tells his personal story. It’s an inspiring drama of triumphant faith.
He Used A Stone
Around 30 five star reviews.
Blurb: At the heart of one of the most well known (even clichéd) stories of all time lies a subtle and life changing truth. God used a stone in the hand of a boy. That God used a stone means He can use us too.
If we have to be honest we are losing to life. Sure, we pretend that things are fine, but we know there is more. The lack of life in so many churches confirms this unspoken truth. To make matters worse, we are in bound by the giants that surround us. While we sing songs of victory on Sunday, Monday brings bondage.
The story of David is the story of each of us. For too long church as we know it has created a structure that undermines our identity in God. We have abdicated who we are as priests of the living God and have often forfeited a victorious life. As we learn what made David different, we too will be made different. We’ll become a stone in the hand of a victorious God.
Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, and Bricks
Blurb: Many people define church as a place and time where people gather, a way for ministry money to be given and spent, and a building in which people regularly meet on Sunday mornings.
In this book, author and blogger Jeremy Myers shows that church is more than bodies, bucks, and bricks.
Church is the people of God who follow Jesus into the world, and we can be the church no matter how many people we are with, no matter the size of our church budget, and regardless of whether we have a church building or not.
By abandoning our emphasis on more people, bigger budgets, and newer buildings, we may actually liberate the church to better follow Jesus into the world.
Gravity True For You But Not For Me
Moral relativism and other follies.
70 Extraordinary Object Lessons for Home School and Sunday School
Honestly, for the most part I personally am not a huge fan of object lessons. I find them gimmicky, BUT, I also think it’s not a bad idea to have 3-5 of them at your fingertips just in case you need a spur of the moment way to entertain, amuse, instruct, and distract a child or two. For the same reason, it’s good to learn to draw a handful of simple objects, even if you cannot draw, to make one or two origami or other paperfolding tricks, and to have a ready recollection of a few stories to retell.
Here’s the Amazon Blurb:
Patricia Meyers (Miss Pat) has been keeping kids’ attention for over 30 years — in Children’s Church, in schools, in a Sidewalk Sunday School format, and at home. She can help you keep their attention, too! And teach a lesson at the same time.
We all learn best when visuals are involved – kids especially. What if we used something familiar, something fun, or something unusual to teach Bible truths? What can you teach using a kite? A bug? A Christmas tree? A rope? Here’s the stuff! You’ll feel successful from the first lesson. And you’ll use all 70!
Jesus taught His parables using things the people could not only relate to, but things that helped them latch onto the truth being presented. Let’s do the same. The kids you teach are going to LOVE these lessons. You will, too.
The Presidents On The Presidency : in their own words
Quips and quotes. Possibly useful for copywork, definitely an interesting read that you can pick up and set down anywhere (the sort of book that makes great bathroom reading).
Training for War: An Essay
An essay and manual on training for war by retired Army lieutenant colonel Tom Kratman, creator of the popular Carrera military science fiction series, including novels A Desert Called Peace, Carnifex, Come and Take Them, and The Rods and the Axe. Kratman’s contention: an army is for winning wars. And to win wars, you have to train men (and some women) to be warriors, not police or social workers. Herein Kratman gives guidance and a practical plan of action to officers tasked with training troops—advice than might be equally applied to other crucial training situations, as well.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Tom Kratman is a former infantry colonel who served in the U.S. Army for many years before becoming a lawyer in Virginia. He’s now a full-time writer.
Understanding American Exceptionalism
Reader Review: I love reading what is so great about the U.S.A. It is particularly enjoyable reading about America’s greatness or exceptionalism when it is written from the point of view of a non-American residing in another country. One almost notes a hint of jealousy along with the awe and respect.
Mr. Nordmark, a Canadian, does a remarkable job exploring the concept of American Exceptionalism and what caused it. He goes into a brief description of 2 basic formations of societies – English Stle or “Bottom Up” and French Style or “Top Down.” The author then goes on to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the two styles.
Although I am an American and know first hand from living in foreign countries most of my formative years, it was enlightening reading Nordmark’s book as he broke down the various aspects of American society and history which have contributed to America’s greatness. Aspects such as family life, religion, the U.S. Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, U.S. community life and occupation during its founding years, are discussed and illustrated giving one a perspective of what made American great and why that greatness continues to modern times.
Sadly, as the axiom that whatever goes up must come down, Nordmark illustrates the fading of American Exceptionalism and what is causing its decline. However, his discussion of the fading greatness is not written in a gloating tone but one of a longing for better times. The author understands that as America declines, so do the fortunes of many ancillary countries with close ties. People in countries throughout the free world and even in those ruled by tyrants continue to view the U.S. as a beacon of freedom and liberty.
The Great Society at Fifty: The Triumph and the Tragedy
Blurb: May 22, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society” address, delivered at the spring commencement for the University of Michigan. That speech remains the most ambitious call to date by any American president to use the awesome powers of the American state to affect a far-reaching transformation for the society that state was established to serve. It also stands as the high-water mark for Washington’s confidence in the broad meliorative properties of government social policy, scientifically applied. Half a century later, how should we assess the Great Society? What has been its legacy—both for good and for ill—for those alive today, who have inherited a world so decisively shaped by it? Demographer and scholar Nicholas Eberstadt considers post-1964 America’s record on two ostensibly separate but actually tightly related fronts: civil rights and poverty alleviation.
American Institutions and Their Influence
reader review: Tocqueville came to America to expose himself to something new, a representative democracy. The words he penned while he toured the world is both epic and everlasting. Many people overlook this author because they assume it will be heavy and outdated, but they would be wrong. Here is a person who saw something fabulous and terrifying in how we ran our country. Concepts such as the American Dream seemed to go against everything European scholars spoke up, yet it works. Take a chance and enjoy a little Tocqueville!!!
I have lived a great deal with the people in the United States, and I cannot express how much I admire their experience and their good sense. An American should never be allowed to speak of Europe; for he will then probably display a vast deal of presumption and very foolish pride. He will take up with those crude and vague notions which are so useful to the ignorant all over the world. But if you question him respecting his own country, the cloud which dimmed his intelligence will immediately disperse; his language will become as clear and as precise as his thoughts. He will inform you what his rights are, and by what means he exercises them; he will be able to point out the customs which obtain in the political world. You will find that he is well acquainted with the rules of the administration, and that he is familiar with the mechanism of the laws. The citizen of the United States does not acquire his practical science and his positive notions from books; the instruction he has acquired may have prepared him for receiving those ideas, but it did not furnish them. The American learns to know the laws by participating in the act of legislation; and he takes a lesson in the forms of government, from governing. The great work of society is ever going on beneath his eyes, and, as it were, under his hands.
In the United States politics are the end and aim of education; in Europe its principal object is to fit men for private life. The interference of the citizens in public affairs is too rare an occurrence for it to be anticipated beforehand. Upon casting a glance over society in the two hemispheres, these differences are indicated even by its external aspect.
In Europe, we frequently introduce the ideas and the habits of private life into public affairs; and as we pass at once from the domestic circle to the government of the state, we may frequently be heard to discuss the great interests of society in the same manner in which we converse with our friends. The Americans, on the other hand, transfuse the habits of public life into their manners in private; and in their country the jury is introduced into the games of school-boys, and parliamentary forms are observed in the order of a feast.
Southern Horrors Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Short, but not easy reading.
Reader Review: Interesting read and snapshot of what was going on during the period. Well written plea for African Americans to start using the tools at their disposal to stand up against the lynching laws.
Twenty Years at Hull House; with autobiographical notes
Partial Reader Review:
Just over one hundred years ago when she wrote this memoir, Jane Addams was an internationally famous social reformer, speaker, and writer. At at time known as “The Gilded Age,” when wealth was celebrated by so many as a sign of God’s favor, and you couldn’t be too rich or powerful—the days of the Carnegies, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and their ilk—Jane Addams dedicated her life to improving the lot of the people who actually made all that wealth and power possible: working people and their families at the other end of the socioeconomic spectrum from the oligarchs and the plutocrats. For Jane Addams, a native of northern Illinois, that would mean living among the European immigrants and their families who lived in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States, Chicago. But she did it in a new and different way. Based on a then new model of social improvement created in England and known as the settlement house movement, in 1890 she and a few like-minded souls established Hull-House.
Hull-House started out literally as an old if large residence, and would grow into quite a complex of adjacent and nearby buildings covering parts of several blocks. Settlement residents were largely, like Jane Addams, educated professionals who where either independently wealthy (like Addams herself, though modestly so) or who supported themselves in their professions—law, education, medicine, business, etc.—and did their “settlement work” in their off-duty hours. And that settlement work was varied, to say the least. The residents and volunteers engaged in a dizzying array of activities.
Mystery: Murder on The Mind (A Jeff Resnick Mystery)
Reader Review: L.L. Bartlett’s MURDER ON THE MIND is an exceptional debut mystery that adds a paranormal element to the enjoyment of unraveling traditional investigative techniques. Told in the first person through the eyes of a psychic sleuth, or perhaps brain damaged, MURDER ON THE MIND heightens the level of suspense as each new clue or vision arises.
A mugging in Manhattan, leaves former insurance investigator Jeff Resnick with broken bones and a fractured skull — and completely dependent on his rich estranged half brother Dr. Richard Alpert and his girlfriend Brenda Stanley. Visions of a hunt and and a hunter stalking his deer prey terrify Jeff. The doctors diagnose brain damage. Days later, a local banker is found dead, his murder eerily similar to the details of Jeff’s nightmares. Jeff believes the attack has left him with a sixth sense, a psychic ability to see murder before the event. Jeff uses his visions and his investigative skills to try to solve the crime but as he gets closer to the killer, danger arises from all corners. Will the police trust his revelations are due to psychic visions or attribute his knowledge to a more nefarious means? As Jeff becomes closer to his half brother, dangerous past secrets emerge touching his traumatic childhood. Somewhere danger lurks and Jeff must work hard and fast if he doesn’t want to become a victim to one of the dark secrets he uncovers.
L.L. Bartlett writes a magnificent mystery! MURDER ON THE MIND mixes an eerie, psychic paranormal element with an investigative hunt for clues and facts, never sacrificing the mystery to an easy resolution. Intriguing twists keep the reader poised at ever page…
Historical fiction, romance, listed under religious fiction:
Treasures of the North (Yukon Quest Book #1)
Could They Fulfill Their Dreams in this Untamed Land?
Driven by desperation, Grace Hawkins must forsake the affluent comfort of her upbringing to save herself from an arranged marriage. Disillusioned by her father’s insistence, she forges a daring plan to escape the sinister hand of her intended.
Peter Colton sees the Alaskan gold rush as an opportunity to establish his family’s fledgling shipping business. An unexpected partnership enables him to pursue those dreams and opens the door to an aquaintance with Grace, who has purchased passage north.
Drawn together by need and circumstance, Grace and Peter form a faltering friendship. But when her deserted fiance continues to manipulate her loved ones, can she find peace in the wake of his wrath?
Amish Neighbor Volume One: Becoming Amish
Rain is falling in Paradise, Pennsylvania and it threatens to flood the town, sweeping through the homes and businesses of the citizens there. Michael Goetz is a high school football star who yearns for the sense of home and place that he’s never had. Born to unhappy, abusive parents, Michael plays football to please his father and dreams of finding his true purpose in life.
The flood in Paradise gives Michael the chance to work hard with his neighbors to save their town, and he discovers that he has more in common with them than he ever expected.
Is it too late for Michael to escape his miserable family?
Will Michael create new ties with his Amish neighbors?
Can he learn to trust in a power that’s higher than any he’s ever known?
Curl up with the first book in Melanie Schmidt’s new trilogy about the strength of the ties between neighbors.
Flesh and Blood (a John Jordan Mystery Book 3)
John Jordan is back—investigating eternal mysteries woven into the fabric of everyday life. Within the confines of seemingly ordinary cases, John explores the ineffable and inexplicable, the profoundly mysterious within the mundane.
In this diverse collection of cases, John investigates the Shroud of Turin, a pregnant virgin, a daring prison break, a Hurricane Katrina orphan who might just be the Second Coming, a desperate woman who sleeps with one too many men, a bloody body on the rec yard, a mystery that turns on a single observation, and a murder in which John himself is the prime suspect—all this as he deals with depression and battles alcoholism.
These stories are puzzles, whodunits, and enigmas, but they are much more. John Jordan doesn’t just solve crime, he investigates the hidden heart of humanity and the mysterious world in which we live. Here are temporal answers and eternal questions, and at the center of it all, a conflicted man of faith and doubt, flawed, but faithful, who ministers mercy even as he thirsts for justice.
Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart Book #1)
by Janette Oke
Mail Order Millie (Homespun)
Short story: George has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife. When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him, he doesn’t argue with them. He needs a caretaker for his family. Millie has a short time to find her own way in the world before she is kicked out of the orphanage where she was raised. George’s letter about his requirements for a bride fit in all ways but one. Will her lie keep them apart even after they’re married?
Coffee In Manila
Reader Review: As it may not be surprising to many, online dating has been incredibly increasing worldwide. Coffee in Manila (CIM) is a special novel. It is a story of an American in search of a true love and acceptance. The main character in the story joined an online dating and connected with several Filipina women there. After a few months of getting to know each of them online, he went to the Philippines to meet them individually as the story unfolds. CIM is a very nice story of finding true love, but also remorse, betrayal, self-control, forgiveness, respect and integrity among other things. If you are a woman of commendable values, you will surely at first, dislike the main character of the story before you’ll discover that he is a man of integrity. It is really a must-read book especially to men and women out there involved in online dating. It exposes the dangers of dating online and the exploitation of women arising today in many countries, including Philippines. Promise: If you read the book from the beginning to the end, you will never be the same again. That’s the hope. If you are concerned about your fellow Pinays (Filipina women), or one of your family members or friends getting involved in online dating or becoming a victim of sex slave trafficking, this book is for you. If you are a minister of God, this will be a good reference for you if members in your church are involved in online dating. The book offers suggestive approaches for “successful” online dating.
Blurb: Every now and then a book is written that has the potential to impact an entire country. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS!
What began for Ryan Tipton as a journey into the heart of Maricel Arcamo, a woman he met online six months ago, deepens considerably after he travels halfway around the world just to meet her. After spending one perfect week together, marriage seems all but certain for the lovestruck couple…
Everything quickly crumbles one week later after Ryan informs his new girlfriend that he never went back to the States. Maricel is completely shocked by this admission. How could she not be, after sharing a tearful embrace with her boyfriend at the airport, one week prior, before he boarded his plane supposedly headed back to the US?
Even more heart-shattering was learning that Ryan was still in her country meeting with two other women he met on the same dating site in which they had met.
Full of utter remorse, Tipton returns to America a completely broken man. With the guidance of Ernesto and Gloria Angeles, owners of Agape Coffee and Pastry Shoppe in Manila, Ryan is challenged to take a complete inventory of himself, and make whatever changes necessary to become the type of man Maricel would want him to be.
A few months later, Tipton returns to the Philippines a new man. His goal: to win Maricel back at all costs. Camped out at the coffee shop for four straight days hoping and praying that the woman he loves would show up, she never does.
Finally, Maricel arrives at the close of business one evening, totally unannounced, to find Ryan seated with the Godly couple who had become mentors to them both the past few months. But in an establishment where love, forgiveness and redemption reign supreme, after what Ryan did, was it possible for Maricel to forgive him and reconcile what they once had, or were they already too far gone for that…
Not only does Coffee In Manila provide a wholesome portrayal of the warm Filipino culture and the values they hold so dear, it also exposes the numerous potential dangers connected to most online dating and social networking sites.
But in the end, this story proves that true love can happen online, but only for those who are willing to take the proper steps along the way; making this a must-read for anyone looking for a life partner on the Internet.
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