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In 1975, at the age of thirty-three I made a promise to God that if I survived a tumor at the base of my brain that was an immediate threat to my life, I would tell the world of His miracles in my life.
My recently published book God Smiles for Me, Why Death Could Not Hold Me, is my most recent effort to fulfill that promise. It is the story of my life before, during, and after an incredible spiritual experience that became the core element in my unshakable belief in God and the promise of eternal life.
The doctors said I would die. They were right. During that surgery my heart stopped and I had an out of the body experience. Freed of my body I made a brief trip to heaven. At some point along the way my journey stopped, and my long deceased grandfather told me I had to come back to earth because God still had a purpose for my life.
God Smiles for Me, Why Death Could Not Hold Me, is my testimony of hope, promise and commitment, the power of prayer, and the healing grace of God. But most of all it is a story of love; of God, family, community, and this wonderful journey called life. It is a how-to-book on the joys and benefits of living a Christian life. www.godsmilesnetwork.org
My name is Jerry Pitts and I recently completed my first book titled, Reflections: My Personal Journey. The book is essentally my life's testimony and the amazing works God has done in and through my life. The book is filled with deep, personal events from my life from my early years of overcoming drugs to the dealing with my youngest sons suicide in 2009. It is my prayer that this book will demonstrate the faithfulness of our Lord as He has been my refuge and strength, my everpresent help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1
With this being my first book I really had no idea of what I was doing. The book was literally written in five days as each day I simply sat, listened and wrote down the things the Lord brought to my remembrance. It was no doubt a very amazing experience.
I have had many positive reviews (see below) of the book from my inner circles but really have no experience in marketing the book to a larger audience. I am always open to suggestions. I did not really write the book to sell and still offer it as a free read from my website. For those who cannot or do not want to read it online the book is available from my publishers website as well as most online retailers. If anyone is interested just let me know and I can send you a link.
For anyone who would like to read the book from free you can visit http://www.springsofpraise.com/ReflectionsMyPersonalJourney.html
Here are just a few of the reviews:
An emotional, and at times, heartbreaking testimony of a life redeemed, a life changed, a life given a purpose – the kind of purpose that can only come from a personal relationship with God.
– Sharee Brewer
An inspiring testimony to the works of God in the lives of those who thirst and hunger for the love of God!
– Amanda McLelland-Harpole
I started reading and could not stop until I had read every word. It was an encouragement to me because I could see the faithfulness of God at work in Jerry’s life and believe this book will be a blessing to many.
– James Larry Mitchell, Planted Seeds Ministry
Right now I really can’t fully express what I feel after reading this book – I could not stop reading it once I started. It amazed me how willing Jerry was to be completely honest about his life – there was no sugar coating his words.
– Beverly Sermons Boyd
I checked my email and read your whole book! I couldn’t put it down! Thank you so much for writing Reflections. It not only ministered to me as I have no doubts that it will minister to everyone who gets their hands on it. I can’t wait until it is published and will most certainly be encouraging everyone I know to get a copy of it. They won’t be able to put it down until they have completely finished it.
– Judy Dickson, Uniquely His Ministries
"Bigger than a Cardboard Testimony" is my new book. This is my personal story that I wanted to share with others, Christians and non-Christians alike about my life experiences and how God has truly shaped them. My premise is that my life has been saved on three different occasions and throughout the text, my life unfolds and the story is told. It is a very heartfelt book, full of emotion, struggle, pain, and triumph, showing others what God can truly do in an individual's life.
I'm currently working on marketing my book and would love any tips from experienced authors.
My name is Matthew Miller. I have recently published my first short novel, SHADOW OF THE MASTER via Amazon. It is a collaborative effort with my late mother. She had written a “framework” manuscript about 30 years ago, shopped it around briefly to publishers and, getting no bites, packed it up. The manuscript had lain dormant for a number of years. My mom passed away in 2009 and, in the aftermath I remembered SHADOW. I asked my dad if he knew where the manuscript might be. He was able to find it and I asked him if he had any objections if I took a stab at revising, updating, and reworking it and going the self-publishing route. He was thrilled with the idea and I went forward with it.
SHADOW went live on Amazon on Sunday. It is a short novel that provides a new perspective on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through the eyes of a “thirteenth disciple”: a stray dog that decides to accompany Jesus on his journeys after He shows him kindness. It is an exciting, Biblically-based story that is written to appeal to all ages.
I am also at work on my first full-length novel, STILL SMALL VOICE, which I anticipate completing and publishing by spring 2012.
I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my wife and son. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, animals, fitness, martial arts, and the outdoors.
My website is at http://www.matthewrmiller.net.
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Saving Elizabeth: YA Faith-Filled Paranormal Romance to be Released December 14th, 2011
Written to fill the "Twilightish" gap in the young adult Christian market, Saving Elizabeth explores the coming to faith again of a teenage girl who has lost her father to cancer. Teenage angst, forbidden love, and epic spiritual battles combine to make this a must read for any young girl of the Christian faith. Check it out at www.amymachelle.com. Twihard fans are welcome!
I'm founder and CEO of I am the Chase Ministries, LLC a christian women's ministry for single women whose mission is to promote abstinence and celibacy. I'm also an author of two non fiction christian books titled " The Seven Deadly Sexual Sins" and "Before the Lights Go Out:11 Keys to Achieve Real Physical Intimacy". Both books are inspirational books about healing and learning how to achieve a closer walk with God and with your mate. Awesome reads and I also speak at schools, churches, book clubs, conferences, workshops, seminars, you name it and I'm there sharing what God has placed on my heart to do. Check out my website and books at www.iamthechase.com
I am Michael Elliott and the author of Thus Saith Hollywood: Using Movie Dialogue to Stimulate Spiritual Thought. After having spent ten years as an Internet film critic for the Christian community, I decided to stop reviewing films and instead focus on using them for God's purposes. After all, if art imitates life, surely that would mean that art (including cinematic art) would have to, on some level, reflect the truths and principles devised and established by the Creator of life. Visit my website http://www.komeopress.com or my newly created blog for more information.
By the way, I am blessed to have found this group. I look forward to learning and growing from my experiences here.
Demon possessed at the age of nine ,sworn Luciferian/ Satanist at eleven years old.My book "DEATH OF A SORCERER" details my journey through life as a Satanist ,occultist,and sorcerer. The hand of GOD kept reaching out to me through it all and I recount my experiences with GOD himself and the holy angels.All i went through,madness,drug abuse, alcoholism.possession,getting deeper and deeper into the occult and my relationship with the fallen angels.I recount my giving my life to Christ as a young man and what i went through the two years i walked with him.Through deception, my return to the occult and my eventual initiation into the magikal religion of the Yoruba people ,(From which voodoo and santeria are decended), and my self initiation into Odinism and Norse rune magik. My book tells why I returned to Jesus Christ and the living hell I went through for over a decade.My book can be purchased at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and many others.Web search my book by my name and book title and you will get scores of places selling it.All formats=hard/soft cover and e book.Apologist,researcher,musician/singer/songwriter.Loving my neighbor by speaking the truth in love and making disciples/preaching the gospel. My ministry to the body of Christ is informing the body of Christ about false doctrines,practices,movements, and the coming persecutions.
A Story For Everyone Frustrated by Looking for Hope in All the Wrong Places.
The Day The World Retreated is a fictional story set in America in the year 2016. The thesis is that true hope for the future comes through faith in God. This message is subtly embedded inside a sci-fi thriller that is intended for both secular and Christian audiences. I hope this is the first in a series of novels that present Biblical principles in a modern, sci-fi/adventure setting.
For more information, http://tdtwr.wordpress.com
I'm very glad to meet everyone in this forum.