Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher

Title: Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher – Inspirational

Author: Tamara Armour

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2016)

Number of Pages: 146 pages

ASIN:   B01GESAD6C (EBook)

ISBN-10: 1533098646

ISBN-13: 978-1533098641

About The Author:

My name is Tamara Armour and I wrote, A Woman Loves until a Man Lies for hurting women. I was tired of seeing good women being dogged out by manipulative men. Also I wanted to give women a real book that dealt with dating, men and relationships. I wanted this book to be a book that women could relate to, laugh at and most of all grow with. If women all over the world can read my book and say that they have healed or grown from my book then the book was successful! Enjoy and please if this book has helped you please write a review on Amazon or any other book site that carries my book.

About This Book:

In this life we are going to suffer some bruises and some scars that cover our souls. Some of us may feel as if there is not an inch of our souls or minds that does not have a scar on it. That is where this poetry book comes in. You have been through so much in life that you need words to describe what you have been through. God speaks to us but sometimes life, people and our emotions get in the way. But through these words of hope, strength and true emotion let God speak to you and wrap his words around your body. Let his anointing come through these words as ointment that will begin to heal your wounds no matter how long ago they occurred.

God let me move out the way so that you can speak. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher Book Review:

“Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher” is a collection of poetry created by Tamara Armour. These collection of poetry can empower you during your painful moments to become your best teachers in the purpose of you to be a conqueror. In the Book of the 2nd Corinthians, the 3rd Chapter and the 4th through the 6th verses related about the title of this book “Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher” mentioned, “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

Many of us are so panic-stricken about pain.We are doing the best we can in order to withdraw having painful experiences in our lives.As a consequence,still the way we are living is directing us to exactly what we are trying to avoid.Most individuals are in a repeated state of psychological pain. Along with the more we try to avoid pain, the more we will find ourselves in pain, as a result of by avoiding pain we can’t find out what is the cure for pain. Through those painful experiences have so much lessons to teach us.Pain signify that something is going wrong with ourselves.Pain identify to the fact that we need to take action so as to change the way we are living–to stop doing some things and start doing some other things. Consequently pain is not bad, contrary to what most people believe. As a matter of fact, pain is the best teacher. Once in a lifetime by paying attention to your pain that you can discover your euphoria, for the reason, that pain can empower you to realize what you have been doing something wrong, and this realization can empower you become more intelligent. Suffering define as problems, and to solve problems you need to change your mindset.This is the main reason why individuals don’t have the courage to face their their innermost fears and deal with their life problems are usually not willing to change their way of thinking. they don’t have to use their reasoning that much. Even in history of mankind you will discover that the greatest minds to have walked on earth were those most in pain. Pain will force those individuals to ask questions and seek for answers. Pain pushed them to imagine life from a whole different perspective. We don’t have to be afraid of pain.We surely can accept pain and embrace it. This does not define you to become a masochist. It does not define you to desire pain in your life. It just define you that when you are going through pain, you should not try to avoid facing pain or discover ways to distract yourself from pain. Instead, allow pain to show you what that pain has to show you.

Sadly most of us are progressively trying to lead astray ourselves from sustain our selves. For the reason that we have knowledge of that if we do otherwise, we will have to come acquainted with a great amount of negativity: fears, worries, anxiety, everything that makes us be at disadvantage. Remarkably we decide to waste most of our time distracting ourselves.We are busy watching TV, consuming products, partying… we keep on doing all sorts of things, no matter how stupid, just so we can avoid a moment of being lonely. However unless we learn to listen to our pain we will never going to overcome it, and unless we make a decision to overcome from our pain, we aren’t going to mature and grow into something better out of ourselves.We all need to find some balance in our lives to inquiry about our pain. Pain is just a symptom and it is only temporary. We should be willing to search for its causes without a doubt if we want to relieve ourselves from that pain. Pain doesn’t suppose to be pretty but it suppose to allow us to learn from that pain.

Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power

Title: Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power –Inspirational/Christian Living/Christian Books&Bibles

Author: Keshian Scott

Publisher: Fountain of Life Publisher’s House (October 14, 2013)

Number of Pages: 82 pages

ASIN:   B00FXA6I9E (EBook)

ISBN-10: 0978716213

ISBN-13: 978-0978716219

About The Author:

Minister, singer, and accomplished author, Keishan Scott, fifteen, is a young man of vision, ambition, and spirituality. A classic example of the anointing operating in Scott’s life is when he was just six, he was called by God in prayer into the gospel ministry; now he has preached for more than half of his life—eight years. Within those eight years, Scripture has manifested that “a child shall lead them.” When he was just thirteen, his first published book, Keys to the Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power, appeared in the top 60 percent of books purchased on Amazon. Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and bookstores worldwide, Keys to the Kingdom (2013) continues to resound and minister in encouraging ways to thousands of diverse individuals, both nationally and internationally. Minister Keishan Scott is a licensed minister under Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship and Apostle Sammy C. Smith. He serves in ministry at Grace Cathedral Ministries Sumter under Bishop Anthony Gibson. Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship Grace Cathedral Ministries Sumter

Keishan Scott Ministries


Telephone: 803-459-2655

About This Book:

Absorbing … If God said it then it is DONE! Going from the PIT to the PALACE is another way to receive Keys To The Kingdom because once set in motion you have went down for the last time. There is only one way to go and that is up! There are Key Points in Keys To The Kingdom you must know to obtain a profound relationship with The Holy Spirit. And, once obtained then you will gain Keys To The Kingdom. Once what was complicated is now easily accessed. A book inspired by God from the heart of a 12 year old Minister and a child shall lead them. This book is MAGNIFICENT order your copy today!

Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power Book Review:

“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

This is an awesome Life Changing book that I have read recently. “Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power” is a perfect read for those individuals that want a revival or renewal in their Christian Living.This book is a very uplifting not only for the young people but also for anyone that are lost and dealing with obstacles in their life. This book have really empower me to become a conqueror after having problem coping with my daily walk of life. It is also help me to have knowledge of finding my pathway to God through these powerful keys of the Kingdom. This is a truly a life changing (renewal) manual that caused a transformation in the way that we glimpse about life. The purpose for Minister Keishan Scott to write “Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power” to empower the readers to get a better and profound relationship with God and for them to be able to receive God in His Eternity, and all of the signs and wonder that follow Him. The Keys To The Kingdom can be used to lock doors as well as open them. That key is faith and it is so necessary. Faith without works is dead. So without faith in Christ, that door to heaven is shut and barred. In the Book of John, the 3rd Chapter and the 18th verse mentioned“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” In the act of the apostles preaching the Gospel, those individuals who acknowledge in faith and repentance were granted access to the Kingdom of Heaven; yet those individuals who continued to harden their hearts and dismiss the Gospel of God’s saving grace were locked out of the Kingdom. In the Books of Acts, the 8th Chapter and the 23rd verse mentioned “For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.”

One of the things that I love the most and that minister to me about The Keys To The Kingdom were about with those Kingdom Keys we are free in Christ. Christ has set us free from Sin and Death. Christ has set us free so we can love others. Freedom was given to us by Christ so we are free to do all things as long it contains to God’s word. We as Christians should not take our freedom for granted at all. He have given that to us for free and he didn’t have to do it. We should be Giving Him praise in advance because Christ didn’t have to do it but he has done that for us. So we should be grateful for our freedom. Not only that we have freedom but we also have forgiveness. Although we do things that doesn’t make any sense it may seem like it is all gone. The drawing power about that it is still there, although God can allows things seem like they may not be there. The reasons of that as quickly God gives us something and He can also take it away to teach us a lessons. God can see that it does not belong in your life or that isn’t helping taking your life to the next level. Keshian Scott mentioned in this book when he was called to preach at 7 years old but people told him that he didn’t have experienced enough to be ordained and not old enough. Keshian didn’t allow anyone to interrupt his calling from God. It doesn’t matter how old are you because God is looking at your heart. God can call people whenever and when He does call, you must follow. God told Keshian that he wanted him to preach and write a book. He trusted the Will of God and allow himself to receive wisdom, knowledge, and for the understanding of the Word of God. After completed reading “Keys To The Kingdom”, my life hasn’t been the same. I experienced growth in my personal life, professional life and most importantly my Christian faith. Thank You Keshian Scott for allowing God to guide the pen with your anointed hand to write a powerful messages about the Keys to The Kingdom. I pray that this book will ministers to somebody right now that don’t know Christ or struggling with their faith with Christ. This book will caused somebody to surrender their life to Christ and they too can experiences their own Keys To The Kingdom. This book is a must read for everyone desires to receive that special key in their life.

My Journey From Darkness To Light

Title: My Journey From Darkness To Light – Christian Living

Author: Olabisi Obideyi

Publisher: Divine Grace enterprises Limited (April 13, 2013)

Number of Pages: 21 pages


About The Author:

Following a Holy Spirit encounter in 2004, Pastor Olabisi became founder and senior pastor of Freedom House International Ministries She is also CEO of Divine Grace Enterprises Limited, a Christian publishing company dedicated to Christian book publishing, flyer designs, logos and other kingdom glorifying designs and print work. Further to her initial deliverance experience in the early part of year 2004, Pastor Olabisi had another stunning ‘open vision’ encounter of heaven and hell in the latter part of year 2004. Her amazing extended vision of heaven and hell now form the contents of her other popular book entitled Hell on Earth. The combination of her experiences has further strengthened her passion to spread the Good News of Christ’s deliverance powers across the world using all available avenues including television, radio, Internet and also through her Holy Spirit-inspired writings. Pastor Olabisi holds an LLB (hons) degree in law.

About This Book

From Darkness to Light is about the extraordinary testimony of Olabisi Obideyi, an ordinary woman whose life dramatically changed when she experienced the deliverance powers of Christ Jesus. It is a must- read for anyone seeking genuine spiritual freedom and fulfillment of his or her life purpose.

My Journey From Darkness To Light Book Review:

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12: 11&12

“My Journey from Darkness to Light” is a great personal testimony of Olabisi Obideyi during her spiritual journey from that darkness to the lighthouse. This personal testimony in the personal narrative that is a perfect read that can minister to anyone that are going through their own darkness. I can truly relate because I went through my own darkness through depression that I wanted to end my life because I thought I was a failure. Thank God that he interrupted my plan to end my life because God wasn’t finished with me. God have a purpose for my life. While I was reading this book, I can say that I am blessed, empower and also more satisfy that Jesus Christ crucifixion on the cross is the manifestation of his Agape Love. Appearing in the appointed time Jesus will reveal and deliver from the claw of Satan that wants to keep a soul bondage in Hell. Regardless of our trial and tribulation that come in our directions, God is faithful. I have in hand with this book “My Journey from Darkness to Light” in various ways truly been a blessings for me. As I was reading this personal narrative I felt a spiritual awakening. This narrative administer me clarity on my life. It made me to take meaning that in this life there are two things we need to be knowledgeable: There are evil and good; There are darkness and light. Beyond shadow of doubt, it most definitely drew me a better relationship with God than I have ever been in my journey as a Christian. Because of that I can said that my relationship with God grew profoundly. “My Journey from Darkness to Light” is one of those books that you need to read so you overcome from your darkness as a conqueror so you can go to that lighthouse. Thank You Olabisi Obideyi for sharing your personal testimony with the readers about your experiences during the darkness of your life to your breakthrough to the light.

Faith Is Evidence

Title: Faith Is Evidence

Author: Terri Thrash

Publisher: Creative Hearts Publication

Number of Pages: 338

ISBN-10: 0988800241

ISBN-13: 978-0988800243

ASIN: B007O9FFY6 (EBook)

About The Author:

Terri T. Thrash is a graduate of Southern University at Shreveport. She earned an Associate degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology as well as in Human Services with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree. Terri’s debut novel, “Evidence”, reignited her desire and passion to write as well as to use her creativity to touch the lives of others. Terri writes with purpose and she writes to inspire. She embraces her passion to uplift as well as encourage others to walk in God’s divine purpose for their lives and to exercise their faith daily. Ms. Thrash resides in Shreveport, LA. She is a proud Christian mother. She writes to ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, and INSPIRE.

About This Book:

Evidence (Revised) The Extended Version, There are Secrets, Lies, and Deception all threaten to destroy the marriage of Taylor and her high school sweetheart, Keith Davenport. They have managed to live a very successful life in their five years of marriage and everything appears to be ideal… until Keith starts putting his career before Taylor and her strong desire to go back to church to grow spiritually with her husband. Things soon began to fall apart. Once the Taylor’s deep dark secret is revealed, Keith turns to their high school friend, Kimbrailee Whitmore for advice. But how can she possibly give advice when she holds secrets of her own… like hiding the abuse that she suffers at the hands of her husband, Treyvionne Whitmore, whose indiscretions with numerous women including his long-time mistress, Keisha Fullerton, has already devastated her marriage. As Taylor and Keith try to put back the pieces of their broken marriage, a sexy seductress Silvia Martinez tries to ruin their efforts. A life-altering act results in a deadly consequence that their marriage may not be strong enough to survive. Will EVIDENCE of the ultimate betrayal destroy their marriage? Or will the EVIDENCE of their faith keep them together?

Evidence Book Review:

Congratulations to Author Terri Thrash on writing such an anointed inspiration Christian novel. This book was written from that pen anointed from the Holy Spirit. Evidence is a definitely MUST read. It was a great pleasure for me in reading this wonderfully written book. I realize that this is a Christian Fiction book but this book really spoken the truth about things that we are dealing with. This book deals with being in a toxic relationship, domestic violence, dark secrets, lack of faith in God,Infidelity and HIV. There are a lot of life lessons that the reader can really learn from the characters. In the book “Evidence,” faith mentioned a lot. There is a familiar scripture in the book of Hebrews the 11 Chapter and the 11 Verse said“Now Faith is the substance of things hope for, the Evidence of things not seen.” Terri wants you to know that Evidence is not just a story written on pages. It is a remarkable experience and a journey worth taking.

Terri has a question for all of her readers, What happens when a life-altering act results in a deadly consequence and threatens to destroy everything you’ve built? This what happens to Keith when he cheated on his wife Taylor with their best friend Kim. He did that right after he was angry with Taylor from keeping a secret from him. Keith has his own problem with his marriage. He rather spend more time with his career than with his wife Taylor. Taylor wanted him to go to Church with her but he didn’t want to hear none of that. He will quickly get angry with her. All she wanted from Keith is for them to go to Church together. He also wanted to start a family but Taylor wasn’t ready yet. Keith was dealing with a lot of anger from past hurts that it was affecting him to have faith in God. They have been married for 5 years and there were lack of communication in that marriage. One of the best excerpts in the Evidence is when the Pastor mentioned in his Sermon, “Your faith has been strengthened today. Your broken marriage is being repaired today. There is something that you need to discuss with your husband , something that you have been holding back. It’s time to let it go. There are some things that you are about go through, but you have to have faith to get through it.”Regardless what we are going through in our circumstances that we must put our Faith in God that he will see us through. Trey played all the way up to the first championship game until he injured his knee during that game. He wasn’t the same at all. He always has anger issues and he was always aggressive, but Keith didn’t know that he was aggressive on and off the field. Trey was dealing with alcoholism in which it became worse soon after his injury. He became more angry and aggressive. He was more abusive towards his wife Kim. He became so envious toward Keith after he found out how successful he became at his law office and work closely with Kim. Since Trey was a toxic person that he knew that he treated his wife so badly that he tried to make it her fault. Trey behavior had some deadly consequences that affected not only him but others. Keith tried his best to persuade Kim to leave Trey but she didn’t want to leave him. She was just making excuses for his way of disrespecting her. Not only that she was physically abused but also mentally abuse as well. The lesson that I got from this book was that we don’t have to allow someone to abuse us at all. God wants the best for us in our relationship.

In Evidence, Terri shows us that there was a lot of hurt and anger from the characters. They allowed their past anger interrupt their relationships in their marriages. Terri had an illustration of Michael who is Taylor’s best friend as a devoted Man of God. Michael has been a blessing to both Keith and Taylor by counseling them to save their marriage. He mentions to Taylor “You sound like you are trying to blame God for your marriage falling apart. God didn’t tell you to deceive your husband. You made that choice on your own.” In life that when you mess up in your life, you can’t blame God for the choices that you made. You need to take responsibility. You are the one that creates your own mess and not God. You must put God first in everything. Terri makes sure to show you that God can take your wrong and make things right in your life if you put your trust in Him. Terri also teaches us about forgiveness. Regardless of what mistakes that we made, we must be able to forgive ourselves. If we hurt somebody by our behavior then we must pray for repentance and forgiveness. When we get mistreated or hurt by somebody then we must be able to forgive them. Forgiving somebody isn’t easy but we must be willing to do it. How we expect the Lord to forgive us when we can’t.

Author Terri also touches on the subject of living with HIV in the book. She shows us through the characters that even if you are dealing with being HIV Positive that it don’t have to be a death sentence unless you claim it to be. She is teaching her readers that by having faith in God that you can speak life to your dead situation. With prayer and faith that you will be able to trust in Him to handle that situation. God gives us choices in life. It’s really up to you to make the right one. God is giving you another chance to work on your faith. This book is a great motivation for people who are living with HIV. People may look at you differently but your condition doesn’t have anything to do with who you are. It definitely doesn’t define you or who God has called you to be. It doesn’t stop what God has store for you but you had to believe that for yourself. I am so glad that I decided to read Evidence. This is definitely a great read. I recommend this book for those that are looking for a Christian fiction book to read. Also this book is great for those individuals that are looking for encouragements right now. This book is also a great motivational book that will help individuals to surrender their life to Christ Jesus. It will strengthen your faith with God through Christ Jesus.

Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith)

Title: Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith)Biographies&Memoir/Sports&Outdoor/Basketball

Author: Cookie Johnson

Publisher: Howard Books (September 20, 2016)

Number of Pages: 272 pages

ASIN:  B01CO34BAK(EBook)

ASIN: B01KGL9LZ2 (Audible Book)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio

ISBN-10: 1501274570 (MP3 CD)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition(September 20, 2016)

ISBN-13: 978-1501274572 (MP3 CD)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (September 20, 2016)

ISBN-10: 150112515X (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 978-1501125157 (Hardcover)

About The Authors:

Cookie Johnson

Cookie Johnson is a devoted philanthropist, and, as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Magic Johnson Foundation, a passionate spokesperson whose focus is on addressing the health, social, and educational needs of underserved communities. She joins her husband, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in the fight against HIV/AIDS by spreading the word on ways to help reduce new HIV infections in undeserved communities, educating minority women about the disease, and providing helpful tools for prevention and testing. Cookie also is the founder of CJ by Cookie Johnson, a premium denim line. The Michigan State University graduate lives with her husband in California; she is the mother to their three children, André, Earvin Johnson III (EJ), and Elisa.

Denene Millner

Denene Millner is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media, and book publishing industries. The former New York Daily News reporter and Parenting magazine editor and columnist has penned twenty-five books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey, among others. She has written for a plethora of national publications, including EssenceWomen’s HealthEbonyRedbook, and more. The founder and editor of, a website dedicated to Black parenting, lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

About This Book:

In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who watched, his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation, but his family and wife. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day—from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is the story of her marriage to Earvin nearly four decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined. November 7, 2016 will mark a quarter-century since the announcement and Cookie’s survival and triumph as a wife, mother, and God-fearing woman. Cookie has never shared her full account of the reasons that she stayed and her life with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Believing in Magic is her story.

Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith) Book Review:

“For God Is The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith” Hebrews 12:2

Believing in Magic is just in order that for Cookie Johnson as Magic Johnson’s wife. Earvin (Magic) and Cookie were shape into a perfect match for each other. “In Believing in Magic”, we get to learn more about Cookie. Most know her being Magic’s wife and EJ’s mother, nevertheless in this book, you will discover and vision her as a woman of God. With her faith in God that she will go to battle with Satan before she allows Satan to have control over her family. “Believing In Magic” is a story about love with a Christian Foundation that truly will empower every person who are reading this book. God truly guide two special people as husband and wife to create a life of love, Family, and God (not in that method). Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Cookie Johnson is truly the MVP in her husband, Magic’s life. Magic was a gifted basketball player and extraordinary businessman, but with a Proverbs 31 wife standing beside his side and walking without exception is a blessings, he would not be the person we all have come to know as Earvin Magic Johnson. God will removes the person out of your life for your protection. He will direct the right person into your life. That’s why you shouldn’t rush into a marriage unless God make it happen. Cookie displayed by means of beyond acceptable to pursue your career goals and desires to have a relationship with a professional basketball player. Cookie you are a great examples of what a real woman fights (spiritually) for her marriage and family.

This well-written personal narrative by Cookie Johnson was an interested read left with every questions with answers. Be that as it may, I applaud for her courage to shared her side to this story and testimony.She has opened up her heart and her life which was full alongside with hurt and devastation as well with blessings and triumphs. Cookie Johnson represents her character as a conqueror and a walking testimony for many. This memoir can humbled the readers and made them to understand the power of being patient and having faith in God.During the time that I was a great fan of Magic Johnson in the late ’80’s, after reading this memoir I can now say that Cookie is a great examples of a virtue woman. Cookie Johnson was willing to share her story with us about their issues in the relationships which caused her a heavy heart from the very beginning. You can appreciated the fact that Cookie put her faith into action to empower her during the trials and tribulations. You have to acknowledge the facts that she leaned on her faith to direct during the troublesome times. Nevertheless, despite the fact she was going to great lengths to try not to paint a picture of Earvin as an emotional abuser. She put the focus on his good characteristics. Cookie Johnson had to endure a roller coaster of emotional abuse throughout the 30 plus years since they have known each other.There are many god-gifted, intelligent women get trapped in the same cycle of emotional abuse which mentioned throughout the entire book. You can appreciated and sympathize she really love her husband and willing to fight for her marriage. It is as a matter of fact of a typical interpretation for staying. As a consequence, some individuals will judge that person for staying in the marriage because their husband/wife are a millionaire. Besides if you are a truly a fan of Mr. and Mrs Earvin Johnson then you know that it isn’t true.

There were several incidents when Earvin clearly did not give any consideration to what Cookie are feelings. Keep on breaking off wedding plans, walking into a family gathering with his three year old son who no one knows didn’t know about including Cookie and introducing him all around. Cookie was scared that she will be left at the altar until the split second he finally shows up at the church. The emotional abuse she allow to condone is real. I remember that day in November, 1991 when Magic Johnson made an announcement he is HIV positive subsequently they have been married five weeks. I can’t imagine that it was a difficult time for both Magic and Cookie Johnson. At that time, the rise of deaths of AIDS complications from HIV wasn’t easy to talk about. It was consider to be a taboo especially in the Black Community and the Church Community. We all experienced loss from loved ones, friends or somebody that we knew died from this illness. Cookie mentioned about the fact how she was burdened with the fact that married five weeks and pregnant. When Magic originally confess to her he have bad news. She was in fear about the bad news that he wanted to leave her. Cookie did share what she was feeling about her feelings and turmoil after Magic undoubtedly humiliate her in front of their friends and then moved out after 10 years of marriage. However at that moment after two weeks he changes his mind and wants to move back. After reading Cookie’s story, I was left with the reaction that after counseling they are momentarily rock solid. As it may be for the reason that Cookie is finally standing up for herself as a woman and place confidence in that she can survive whether or not he is in the picture?

ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success in WRITING and in Life

Title: ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success in WRITING and in Life –Authorship/Self-Help/ Writing & Publishing

Author: E.R. Carpenter

Publisher:   Forest Wade Press (February 8, 2014)

Number of Pages: 71 pages

ASIN: B00IC8X4N2 (EBook)

About The Author:

Emanuel (E.R.) Carpenter is the author of the several books, including the bestsellers “ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success in Sales and in Life,”and “How to Dominate in Cold Calling & Earn Six Figures Doing It.”

Carpenter is the owner of Cold Call Sensei in Greater Atlanta where he lives with his family. He is currently working on the third and final installment of this series,“ASKING: The-Life Changing Secret to Success in STARTING A BUSINESS.”

Visit him online at .

About This Book:

Ever wonder why you don’t get what you want in life? Have you always wanted to write the great American novel but found it was impossible to pursue? Do you have dreams of starting your own publishing company but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you just need help in visualizing your goals, finding a trusted advisor, or deciding how to give back to your community. There’s a reason you’re not getting what you want: You’re not asking. So many people fail to get what they really want in life because they never ask. Oftentimes, they don’t ask because they lack confidence, have preconceived notions, or self-defeating prophecies. Many times it’s due to fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment, and even fear of success. ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success in WRITING and in Life was written for those who really want what writing has to offer. In this 2nd book of the ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success series , you’ll learn how to sharpen your writing skills, query publishers, and learn to creatively market and sell your work. As a bonus, we’ve included an interview with bestselling author of “Let the Church Say Amen” ReShonda Tate Billingsley on what it takes to get your book optioned for a movie. We also interviewed the author of the mega-hit “The Bum Magnet” Karla KL Brady to learn what it takes to transition from self publishing to getting a traditional deal. Plus we also spoke with the founder of the Black Writers Reunion, Tia Ross, on the value of writers’ conferences. And if you want to sell your books in bulk to book clubs, Oosa BookClub share how they choose and buy books.Are you ready to build confidence, forget negativity, and overcome your fears to get all that your God-given writing talents can give you? It starts by asking the right questions at the right time with the right people.

ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success in WRITING and in Life Book Review:

E.R. Carpenter created a manual “Asking: The Life Changing Secret To Success In Writing and In Life” in the purpose to help Aspiring Authors and individuals that already are published Authors to succeed in the publishing industry. Subsequently, completed this book, I discover that everything Mr. Carpenter mentioned definitely everything I needed to have knowledge of. Personally for me as a Published Author about 4 years, I have to admit that this book have so much informations that will direct you through the process successfully from E. R. Carpenter’s experience. His achievement of speaking authenticity and able to connect with his readers is on the money. If you have the passion of becoming an author then I highly recommend you to read this book “ASKING: The Life Changing Secret To Success In Writing And In Life.” By you reading this book, you will get great knowledge about the publishing industry and also striving to be successful whether it be writing or projects that you are passionate about. To be successful, you must read books from successful people so you can be empower to not give up.

E.R. Carpenter focal point about the reality of many individuals. There are many individuals that favorable to accept what is provided to them, and after a while cease failing by reason of they never asked for what they wanted or needed. He challenges the readers up front with this question: “Why Wouldn’t You Ask?”, furthermore then goes on to draw a picture about those excuses one by one in the Introduction. This is so crucial, for the reason that in order for you to “hear” what comes next, you have to get rid off those negative thoughts out of your way! Guiding the readers through the process of  writing and publishing with questions ranging from “How Do I Get Started?” to“How Do I Market My Book?”, each chapter discussing the challenges what every new writer has asked themselves or others. The interviews are a great addition, grant access for the readers to get answers from other experienced and talented authors about communicative the next step once their book is completed.


Title: Revelations – Religious & Liturgical Drama

Author: Pamela Kaye Noble Brown

Publisher:   Pamela Kay Noble Brown; 1 edition (February 25, 2011)

Number of Pages: 90 pages

ISBN-10: 1468073834 (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-1468073836  (Paperback)


About The Author: 

Pamela Kay Noble Brown lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Virgil Brown. She enjoys writing, acting, reading, bowling, and rollerskating. “Revelations” is dedicated to her late parents James and LouEllen Noble. She welcomes your feedback and reviews.


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A mother’s secret…her daughter’s shame. Melanie has finally met the man of her dreams, but life is never easy for one who has suffered a lifetime of horrific loss. She was compelled to return to her hometown, sure that enough years had passed since the tragedy. But why does she keep having those same horrible nightmares? Was domestic abuse a curse that was passed on from one generation to the next with no escape? And her boyfriend’s mother Mrs. Harriet Cornelius seems to be a sweet person, but there’s something about her that Melanie just can’t put her finger on. A shameful family secret may just keep Melanie from becoming too deeply involved, yet she longs for the kind of life and love others have. Will she find a way to overcome her fears, or will she simply walk away? (Christian Fiction/Novella/Domestic Violence/Inspirational) Pamela Kay Noble Brown is also the author of “Handcuffs and a Pyramid of Satin”.

Excerpt: Her picture perfect life changed in an instant…

Ellen had met Nita the first night she’d arrived at the Oak Ridge Battered Women’s shelter, which was located about 15 miles outside of Hampton, South Carolina. That was the night three weeks ago when a bleeding Ellen had called 911. After five years of serving as a punching bag to her stressed-out husband, Ellen had known that she had to get out when her 4-year-old Melanie had jumped on her father’s back in a futile effort to save Ellen from the barrage of fists pouring down upon her. She would never forget looking over her husband’s shoulder and seeing Melanie’s horrified face as she screamed “No…no…no…Mommy” over and over again. Oblivious in his fury, her husband Sam had continued to pound her face and shoulders until a sudden snapping sound made them all freeze.

Sam had beat Ellen so hard that the knuckle of his ring finger had popped out of joint. It had long ago weakened from years of boxing. He looked from his fist to Ellen several times like a man waking from a deep sleep. “Oh baby, I’m so sorry,” he moaned, his eyes welling up with tears. “You know I love you so much. I don’t want to lose you baby. I’ll do anything,” he said standing up abruptly, ignoring the thud as little Melanie fell from his back to the floor.

A has-been boxer, who’d fallen out of public favor after losing 10 fights in a row, Sam Hightower had begun using his fists at home. Ellen had tried her best to be supportive and pray for him and encourage him, but more and more often he flew into these rages. This time Ellen knew she had to flee, if not for herself, then at least for their child’s well-being.

“Baby, I’m gonna swing by the emergency room and get this hand looked at,” said Sam, ignoring Ellen’s rapidly-swelling eyes. “When I get back, I’m gonna take my two favorite girls out for some ice cream cones. How does that sound?” Sam looked at Melanie as if surprised she wasn’t jumping up and down with happiness at the thought of ice cream cones, one of her favorite treats. Trying to divert his attention away from Melanie who was now cowering in the corner, Ellen spoke up and said, “Good. Ice cream sounds just fine.”

“Just fine what…?” Sam snarled as his eyes snapped back to Ellen.

“Just fine baby love,” answered a defeated Ellen. She could barely bring herself to utter the endearing term she had coined for Sam in their earlier and happier days.

“That’s what I like to hear sugar pie,” said Sam walking towards the door. “I’ll be back in a few if they don’t keep me sitting in the waiting room all night”.

Revelations Book Review:

“Revelations” written by Pamela Kay Noble Brown caught my attention when I have discover this book on the Amazon site. This narrative have being so refreshing just to know the profoundness of Pamela’s gifts as a writer. In my opinion, I believes that the readers should be able to read and really have the impression that Pamela wants her readers to take in. The narrative was so encouraging. I am looking forward to add more of Pamela Brown’s talented work to my library list. Pamela really delivered an awe-inspiring creations of writings. Completed her storytelling skills Pamela display the omnipotent power of God’s love even in the darkest hour in our life. Melanie had kept a secret hidden for years, but even in her skeleton in the cupboard, God was by her side. Not to mention, God assigned His Guardian Angels to protect over her life. God’s love, a spouse’s love, a child’s love, a friend’s love all represents the Language Of LOVE.This book delivers such a heavy-duty message of love no matter the circumstances. Fair-Minded God wants us to display love and God will loves us through unconditional.

“Revelations” is a short story, so I was able to finish in one day. Be that as it may, the reader in conclusions of this narrative will gain a full understanding of exactly what happens in relationships that are abusive emotionally or physically. Pamela really created a well- developed characters that were believable, authentic and true. Anyone who has ever experienced domestic violence and life after, could relate to the Characters. The story-line was one of the best. The Character of Melanie Walker has just returned to the town where she lived as a small child, to work at a local theater company. Having to deal with the loss of her parents in her childhood, returning back to her hometown isn’t simply fulfilled, however in a split second Melanie meets Mike. Mike turns out to be the man of her fantasy. Mike’s mother, a great benefactor of the local arts, create the impression familiar to Melanie, although she can’t put her finger on it.In the process of Mike and Melanie’s relationship are starting to be more serious, Melanie have being forced to reflect back around the time that she and her mother escaped from her abusive father. Melanie’s father physically abused her mother. Only if she gives her past a resting place, then she can accept Mike as her future husband.When the backstory leaves off, the reader wonders what happens to Aunt Nita, only to find out that she has been searching for young Melanie all throughout her life. To bring into her family and help her find love, insightful and true. I felt raw empathy of love, anger, sadness, abandonment, all of which I know were designed by Pamela Kay Brown Noble in the task to lure the readers in. ‘Revelations’ deals with the problematic subject of domestic abuse in a delicate way and has a happy outcome for all the characters in the book. Although this novella deals with the problematic subject of domestic abuse, it is a straightforward story to read. A difficult subject brought in a delicate, but in the way of satisfactory. The characters of Melanie and Mike are flourishing make known. As a reader, I was rooting for them to being a couple. In conclusions this is the first book that I read by this gifted author who can created a great story with a Christian Theme Romance.

I Need A Little More Jesus

Title: I Need A Little More Jesus – African American Christian Fiction Short Story

Author: Dominque Wilkins

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 30, 2014)

Number of Pages: 70 pages

ISBN-10: 1468073834 (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 978-1500945626  (Hardcover)


About The Author:

Dominique Wilkins is a mother, licensed cosmetologist and the founder of CAPS(Christian Authors Promoting Success). She writes short stories in the Urban Christian Fiction genre that people who are currently or have been hurt can relate to. Dominique was born and raised on the South side of Chicago, where the crime and murder rate ranks the highest in the U.S. It is due to this exposure, that she writes to encourage readers and provide them with resources to keep them going and a desire to do better. Take a walk in the shoes of bad parents, jealous neighbors, backstabbing friends and cheaters to name a few. Dominique is transferring years of emotional support from the beauty salon to the books. The stories are written with biblical scriptures intermingled for the reader to reference or research for more healing directly from The Bible. They are capable of being enjoyed by all.You do not need any prior knowledge or understanding of The Bible to enjoy it. If you are not ready to embrace the included scriptures, the stories can still be enjoyed without reading them (choose your own adventure)!

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Seventeen-year-old Giselle has been banished from her home when she becomes pregnant without a husband. Her religious family feared that the congregation at their church and community might discover her sin. Giselle’s father was so upset that after banishing her, he forbid her from ever returning; not even to see or speak to her ailing mother, who is undergoing chemotherapy. On her own, Giselle is filled with fear, regret, and guilt because she feels that God might be punishing her for her sin. After undergoing more pain and misery in exile, Giselle eventually meets Mitch, a widow and Veronica, a prostitute who are also fighting their own demons. The situations they encounter cause them to question their faith in a god that would allow such suffering. I Need a Little More Jesus is the story of chance encounters of three unlikely people, a prostitute, a pregnant young woman and a depressed man, whose individual storms lead them to this homeless shelter, where the atmosphere is full of people who have given up. Find out how God shows a prostitute, a widow and an unwed mother, that even though they had questioned and given up on Him, that He had NOT given up on THEM!

I Need A Little More Jesus Book Review:

” I Need A Little More Jesus” speaks so much volumes. When I discover this book today, it reminded me of Erica Campbells’ song “I Need A Little More Jesus”. Dominque Wilkins trying to get me to sing that song. Laughing Out Loud! As I was reading this short narrative, I was charmingly taken aback with this narrative and reading about all of the Characters who were experiencing personal storms through tragic events in their lives. Each chapters were accompanied with scriptures based on the situations what the Characters were dealing with. The drawing power from the title of this story line represents authentic that we as the people can misjudged people by what we see on the outside without knowing their story. That’s why it is very important that we don’t judge or put people down because of their misfortune. You don’t know their story at all. The well-developed Characters of Tasha who is a hooker, Keisha who is a widow and Gisele who is an unwed mother and a Preacher daughter, are exert oneself with life’s oppression around their necks, bringing them down and lead to doubt. In this world, people believes that we are a victim of our nurture. Dominique wants her reader to knows through those Characters that it really doesn’t matter who we are or where we are in our life, God loves us and will never abandon us. This narration is truly about God’s agape love is one that so many people today really need to understand. Once we are able to learn how to not look down on people and allow ourselves to help those who are in need. If we show our Agape love to others just like God did for us then we will understand about that Grace of God. We all truly need a little more Jesus daily once we become conscious of that. We as the people can open our hearts and receive. Please support this article by purchasing this book and start reading it for yourself. This book will helps you to be minister to be reminded that we all fall short of God but we can get a refreshing outlook in our lives by seeking Him.

*This book was provided to me from Dominque Wilkins in the purpose of giving my thoughtful and honest review.

Secret Places Revealed

Title: Secret Places Revealed – Inspirational Romance

Author: Paulette Harper

Publisher: Thy Word Publishing

Number of Pages: 134

About The Author:  

Beginning her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean books.As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette’s desire is to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the needs of today’s women. Paulette is a wife, mother, grandmother and Bible teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television shows. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying.As a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development, and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the writing business.Her books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category).

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Secret Places Revealed Book Review:

I really enjoyed this wonderful Christian Love Story “Secret Places Revealed” by Paulette Harper. Paulette really created wonderful characters of Simone Herron and Aaron Blackman that you can relates with them. Their attractions starts when they bump into each other in the elevator where Aaron and his brother Sean owned a law firm. They both tried to fight their attraction but their feelings for each others couldn’t being denied. This book was a great combinations of drama,suspense and comedy. The theme from this narrative is that we all gonna to  experienced  hurt from our past love but when God bring a new love through a person in your life, you have to allow yourself to heal and move forward for second chances of true love. We all have secrets and from time to time those secrets make us wash one’s hands of on love. Simone Herron is that person who allows herself use fear in bondage to a lie. Paulette Harper really does an awesome tasks of disentangle the very complicated ego of a young woman who should be worthy of a second chance in experiencing of fallen in love. In this transformation book, the reader can advance in hope again for their own personal journey through the Characters. I could not stop turning the pages quickly adequate to discover what would happen next. “Secret Places Revealed” is satisfactory and thought-provoking. I respect the fact that both of the main characters had some serious issues they needed to overcome. Simone Herron and Aaron Blackman have issues in their past that they need to be rid of so that they can enjoy a happy life. And I really also respect the fact in the way that Aaron took responsibility  he had an addiction and was willing to go to his Pastor for help and guidance. As Christians we should be able to confide in someone who will hold us accountable and encourage us during our darkest time.

I comprehensively enjoyed this storyline and discover for me it was hard to put down. It remain overflowing of love and made aware to us that regardless of that  painful hurt in the past.  We must allow God to heal our heart to be open for love again. Another thing I liked about this narrative from  Paulette Harper that she uses the Word of God as a progress reference to God and fall back her rationalization by companionate scripture from the Bible. My favorite characters in this book is Aaron’s brother, Sean and Simone’s best friend,  Kendra. They both knew that Aaron and Simone was in love with each other and have both of them to admit their feelings. Paulette need to write a book based on the Characters of Shaun and Kendra to see if they started a romance with each others. This is a wonderful read based on romance with a Christian foundation.



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Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers

Title:  Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers  –  A Short Story

Author: Joey Pinkney

Publisher: SolaPress Publishing (September 12, 2015)

Number of Pages:  20 pages

ASIN: B00B5J4PP6 (EBook)

About The Author:

Joey Pinkney is an award-winning author, award-winning book reviewer, book promoter and chocoholic. He favors writing short stories, novellas and essays over longer pieces. His short stories have been published in various in anthologies and compilations. He has been an active participant in the book industry for over a decade – and has been writing for even longer. His first published book review came in 2004 in a local newspaper in Nashville, TN. Since then, he has reviewed book for various book industry websites. He also maintains a popular author interview and book review series.

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Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story tells the tale of two people who became orphans as a result of the 9/11 Tragedy. What do you do when you suddenly have “no mother and no future, only a broken city?” Meet Mia Genesis Mendez, a little girl whose small world just got smaller: her mother died at Ground Zero less than two days prior. Stuck inside of her Abuela Mendez’s tight East Harlem apartment with her big brother Carlos, Mia battles against heartache, pain and confusion – and suffers the sting of Abuela Mendez’s belt. Buy Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story, and join the discussion. (This version of Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story is 1,800+ words and includes an in-depth Author’s Note, Selected Links and more.)

Praise for Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story:

“I didn’t expect this short story to affect me nearly as much as it did. These are easy characters to care about, and the fact that they are so well drawn in just a few words speaks to the author’s talent.”

“It is a gift to tell a story, portray characters, personalities and life’s events in reality with brevity.”

“I felt sad and wondered what was going to happen to them after I read this.”

“The storyteller brought emotions to bear and were greater than expected.”

Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers  Book Review:

Many of us have witnessed the horrible tragedy attack of 9/11. We have memories exactly where we were at that moment when we heard the news. The spitting image of the towers collapsing never really fade away from our reflections. “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers” by Joey Pinkney is a description about the aftermath of the Twin Towers collapsing, seen through the eyes of a young girl and her older brother, both of whom are dealing with the loss of their mother, who perished in the Towers. This is a wonderfully written short story in order that apprehension in infrequent up to now emotionally-driven expression. Nevertheless what Mia and Carlos learn about each other, established a  bond they developed closer relationship.  While I was reading this story, I started to  feel emotional and ask oneself what was going to happen to them after this story. I know this all feel so real, because I was involved in the  9/11 tragedy myself. I worked at the World Trade Center on the 71st Floor but on that day, I supposed to be at worked around 8 o’clock but I end up overslept and was real late to work. Thank God I did overslept that day because I could have been one of the victims. I acknowledge the fact and appreciated Mr. Joey Pinkney for providing his  notes after the story concluded. He clarify his thoughts and from what source he came up with the story. That encouraged me to receive the message. Makes me wonder how all these children are doing now. Momentarily they’re trapped in the apartment of their grandmother who doesn’t care for children in general and for them in particular. As Mia look fixedly out at the wreckage of the building where her mother used to work, Carlos struggle to make his little sister feel better and ends up bring out into open the family secrets that sanction them both in dangerous limbo.These are straightforward characters to care about, and the fact that they are so flourishing peaked in just a few words speaks to the talent of Joey Pinkney’s.  The indicated of this type of story that really gives the readers to face the tragedies that occurred on 9/11. Just don’t expect to read it with dry eyes. In the vicinity of the twenty pages, previously mentioned this is a quick yet thought-provoking narrative. Mr. Joey Pinkney take into account the task of dedicated the story to the children who became orphans of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. He even gives observation into according to what and why this story became into reality. I highly recommend Children in the City of the Fallen Towers. It is a present-day tale. I personally give my standing ovation to this God-given gifted writer Joey Pinkney for this beautiful narrative. I am looking forward to read more writings from Mr. Joey Pinkney.



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