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Monday, September 13, 2021

Gritty Memoir, "All In: For Those in Search of Something More," by U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient Adam Palmer




PRESS RELEASE

By Purple Heart Recipient Adam Palmer

To be honest, I feel like God has written a cool story with my life, and it is my job to tell it.”
— Adam Palmer, Author

PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Briley & Baxter Publications is honored to announce the release of the memoir, ALL IN: For Those in Search of Something More, by U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Adam Palmer, available on June 15, 2021 via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The memoir offers a gut-wrenching expose’ of Adam Palmer’s desert conversion and his mission to share the Gospel in 48 days, in 48 states and reach 1 million people. On his journey, Palmer encounters people like, The Dude, whose conversion helps bring Palmer’s mission to life and inspires him to do more. ALL IN details Palmer’s discoveries around life in this world and the next, all while laying bare his human failures and insecurities offered up to the mercy and compassion of God. For combat veterans and everyday readers alike, ALL IN was written to help others find their identity and purpose in serving Christ and others.

“To be honest, I feel like God has written a cool story with my life, and it is my job to tell it,” Palmer said.

ALL IN will be available via Amazon and Barnes & Noble on June 15, 2021.

Reviews:


“Christian readers who thrill at the desert conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch will be inspired by this story of the desert conversion of Adam Palmer… ALL IN is ultimately an incredible confession of healing found in the second chance of life offered by Jesus Christ. A must read for saints, seekers, and skeptics alike.” – CAPTAIN James R. Fisher, CHC, USN (Ret.)

“[Adam’s] heroism continues as he works with broken young people coming out of the Juvenile Justice System. He is on mission to bring help and hope to the brokenness of those around him. Read this story. Arise to serve. Compelling!” – Dr. Bob Griffin, Renewal Ministries

About the Author:

Adam Palmer is a husband, father, and U.S. Army veteran. He served three deployments in Iraq and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Originally from a small town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills of North Carolina, Adam and his family now live in Northern Illinois, where he pursues his passion for training and mentoring young people, helping prepare them for military careers and assisting them discover their path to a successful and abundant life in Christ.

Stacy O’Halloran
Briley & Baxter Publications
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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Resistance to Socialism IS Obedience to God - Latest book by Lloyd H. Stebbins, Ph.D.

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The United States is on a shocking pathway to totalitarianism; Socialism is just a milestone. Growing numbers of conservatives AND liberals have publicly warned of the numerous, increasingly conspicuous signs. Lethargic, apathetic, largely silent Judeo-Christian believers and their leaders have been among the most profound enablers of America’s modern flight away from God. 

 

The common refrain, “I keep my politics and religion separate” is a powerfully deceptive delusion. America’s freedom, greater than any since the Garden of Eden, is a gift from God, not a grant from government. His great gift must be actively protected by believers, who are the conscience of the nation. When believers are silent, the nation has no conscience. A nation without a conscience is on a suicidal path.

 

Nearly four centuries of seamless observations, by the most prominent American leaders have compared America to the Biblical Promised Land. God’s overwhelming blessings have been historically unprecedented. Until recently, love of God has sustained a United States envied worldwide. As America increasingly runs away from God, His hand of blessing is slowly withdrawn. The coming collapse can only be prevented by energized, fervently praying, awakened and fully engaged believers; without them America will collapse.

 

Lloyd H. Stebbins, Ph.D. has been a lifelong Christian having extensive experience in a broad range of ministries. His private work spans several industries and included over 20 years as an environmental consultant. Since then, he has taught both science courses and MBA courses in several universities. His publishing experience includes a doctoral dissertation, hundreds of articles for periodicals, and four previous patriotic/Christian books: 1) America: Dark Slide—Bright Future, 2) Target America—Target You! 3) Wake Up America or Die! The Undeniable Crisis, and 4) Wake Up America or Die! The Awesome Remedy


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Dr. Lloyd Stebbins

Monday, July 19, 2021

A Biblical Perspective on How to Avoid Being Scammed; Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of Steve Cioccolanti's New Book, "Scam Proof Your Life in the End: Justice & Restoration for Christian Times"

 


Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
Almost all of us have been the victim of a scam. I can think of several right off the top of my head that I've experienced. The Bible says in Mathew 10:16: “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves."

Jesus was upfront about the state of this world. He was sending His disciples (and His followers like you and me) out among wolves, and that we needed to be prepared, and expect to be scammed, attacked, mocked, and ridiculed. Make no mistake; people's hearts are getting more and more hardened, and scammers are getting more and more brazen.

Pastor Steve Cioccolanti's book "Scam Proof Your Life in the End Times" will give you practical advice as well as Biblical teaching on how to carry out Jesus' directive in Matt 10:16. The last thing any Christiaan wants to do is line the pockets of those who are doing the devil's bidding. Read this book and let God open your eyes to Truth.

I never knew there was a Biblical blueprint that could be followed to avoid being a victim. Or at the very least, to minimize the opportunity. 
The last thing any Christian wants to do is line the pockets of those who are doing the devil's bidding. Read this book and let God open your eyes to Truth.








Thursday, July 15, 2021

New Spec Fiction from Robin Densmore Fuson

  


Interruption
Robin Fuson
Inspirational Speculative fiction
July 2021
207 pp.
 
Ebook $2.99
Print $8.95
Buy on Amazon

About the Book

A Christian Speculative Fiction Novella set in the 1930s through 1950s.

Child prodigy Jacquelyn (Jackie) Carter’s life is interrupted when she dies. From the beginning of her life, her Guardian angel, Faphick, senses Jackie is remarkable. God regards all His children as special and important to Him.

Faphick and a host of other Beings play out their roles in the spiritual dimension that surrounds her. Although unseen by Jackie, they are critical to her life.

A visit to Heaven feels like pure bliss, and although she would like to stay, Heaven isn’t ready to keep her. She’d always thought her vocation as a dancer-entertainer defined her life. Sent back to Earth to fulfill her purpose, with no instruction book, wrenches her soul.

As pressure mounts, will she overcome enormous obstacles and find her God-given purpose? Will she accept Aunt Sherry’s help as prospects around her dwindle? Faphick wants to keep evil away and shield her from any distress. How much can he intervene?

 

My review

Fuson adds to her extensive repertoire of inspirational fiction with a tale from the other side. If you’ve wondered about the role of Guardian angels and heavenly Beings, Interruption offers a creative answer.

Jackie is a special child endowed with beautiful gifts. She’s looked after, as are all humans, by heavenly beings who don’t interfere, she’s able to make life choices both positive and inappropriate. We are all give a purpose on Earth. Some of us find it sooner than later; some of us are able to whether storms better than others. When Jackie spirals out of control, everyone from the unseen, fearsome and loving Faphick to her earthly family gathers to help. Whether she accepts it is up to her.

Told in alternating viewpoints and timelines from Faphick to Jackie, Interruption is sure to delight and provide thought-provoking questions about life and faith to readers of inspiring fiction.

 

About the Author

Robin lives in Sugarmill Woods, Florida with her husband Jimmy and their Belgian Malinois, Kenzi. She and her husband celebrate with an overflowing cup of blessings with seventeen grandchildren. An award winner for romance and flash fiction, Robin is multi-published in both fiction and non-fiction and has written well over a hundred stories on her blog for children. Two of her novellas are finalists in the 2020 Selah awards. Her historical and contemporary romances, and Christian women’s fiction, are wrapped around a twist of intrigue. The Rosita Valdez series for children lends itself to a character-building lesson through an adventure. Robin is a member of Word Weavers International, ACFW, and John316 Marketing Network. Robin loves company and challenging her young guests to discover the many giraffes in the obvious and hidden nooks and crannies of their home.


Sunday, April 18, 2021

New Book Release: Wake Up America or Die! The Undeniable Crisis, by Dr. Lloyd Stebbins



“Homeschooling two daughters for many years bolstered the inescapable conviction that the future of America depends on the values Christian parents instill in their children. This simple, but vitally important truth has been a casualty of America’s rapid decline. The cultural deception is so pervasive that America is perilously close to going the way of every great civilization before us. 

Wake Up America or Die! You Must Save America The Family The Undeniable Crisis is a clarion call to Christian schools and homeschooling families – you are the hope of America. 

Dr. Stebbins has not only outlined the problems facing this great nation, but he has identified many practical solutions. If we don’t get serious about America’s future, God’s protective hand will surely be removed. Wake Up America or Die! is prophetic—and sobering. 

Every Christian involved in the educational arena must read Dr. Stebbins’ book. Ignorance is not bliss—it’s treachery for our children’s future.” 

~Lorilyn Roberts, Homeschool Mother



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Dr. Lloyd H. Stebbins

Blog: lloydstebbins.com

Twitter: twitter.com/lloydstebbins

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lloyd.stebbins 


The man who graduates today

and stops learning tomorrow

is uneducated the day after.

 

America's Dark Slide - Bright Future - New Book Release from Dr. Judith Reisman and Dr. Lloyd Stebbins





America's Dark Side - Bright Future is a brilliant and gripping expose of Alfred Kinsey and the surviving Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. The damage done to our American culture by this damaged individual (Kinsey) is appalling and has produced negative effects on our nation's educational system from kindergarten through college resulting, thereby, in confusion and moral decay to our traditional values. 

BUT, TAKE HEART, the authors also present a path to restoration! Presenting the family and our country's Judeo-Christian roots as the primary agents of recovery, Drs. Reisman and Stebbins validate their position by citing information from well-known scholars in the field and historical figures as well as from Biblical passages. 

The future is indeed a hopeful one if as believers we strive to restore our nation to its virtuous and rightful position. This book is an easy read on the dark side of our culture and on its bright future. 

As Dr. Stebbins states (p. 157) “You cannot unread this book.” 

~John S. Knox, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology, Liberty University.


Blog: lloydstebbins.com

Twitter: twitter.com/lloydstebbins

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lloyd.stebbins  


The man who graduates today

and stops learning tomorrow

is uneducated the day after.


To purchase America's Dark Slide - Bright Future from Amazon, Click here.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Target America - Target You - New Book Release by Dr. Lloyd Stebbins



The principal driving force of America’s founding was freedom of religion. America’s institutions established a culture of civic freedom to assure all citizens the right to practice religious freedom in all walks of life. History has demonstrated repeatedly that heritage determines destiny.

However, Christians and their heritage have, with rapidly increasing frequency, been vigorously and powerfully attacked in recent decades. The American culture first drifted from the Bible and later drifted from the United States Constitution.

The Biblical battle between good and evil in heavenly places has become clearly visible in this life—in the United States of America, where people least expected it. Unless the decline of the American culture is stopped and its Judeo-Christian heritage is recovered, America’s future is grim. 

Believers in America have become anesthetized by excessive materialism, progressively isolated, numbed to all manner of sin, and distant from God. The only remedy available is the greatest spiritual awakening of all time, similar to the awakening that fueled the War for Independence, later known as the American Revolutionary War. 

Faith must become real and soul-deep. Holy Spirit enabled love for God through Jesus the Messiah must become so visible that others are envious. The overflow of God’s love through believers conquers all. The book, Target America—Target You! explains it all and provides your action plan. It’s available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and many other places.

Dovetailing personal and professional experiences evoked a glaring awareness that America’s Judeo-Christian culture has drifted away from God in recent decades, just a few steps behind the secular culture. Virtually all modern social controversies emerged from that drift. Their resolution is rooted in recapturing the God-given gift of freedom and a striking, pervasive awareness of America’s rich and compelling godly heritage, a personal mission for Dr. Lloyd Stebbins. He has been a lifelong Christian active in many ministries.


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In the private sector, Dr. Stebbins has worked in several industries including over 20 years as an environmental consultant. Since then, he has taught both science courses and MBA courses in several universities.  His publishing experience includes a doctoral dissertation, hundreds of articles for periodicals, and recent books entitled, 1) America: Dark Slide—Bright Future, 2) Wake Up America or Die—The Undeniable Crisis, and Wake Up America or Die—The Awesome Remedy



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

FREE Memoir for Animal Lovers for St. Patrick's Day AND the Day After - Tails and Purrs for the Heart and Soul

You can check out all of my books on my website at LorilynRoberts.com
FREE book for St. Patrick's Day
2 days only
March 17 and March 18
BRAVE NEW WORLD OF COVID AND THE COMING MARK OF THE BEAST.

If you look at what the Bible says about the mark of the beast, the technology being rolled out now is what will be required for the antichrist to become the world leader as foretold in Scripture. The COVID-19 vaccine is just the beginning—a pseudo-pandemic to set the stage for something far more sinister.

The goal is to condition people to the standards of a new reality, to seduce people into believing the government is going to take care of them, and to turn them into sheeple—useful idiots who believe the lies the media tells them because they have turned away from God. They would prefer to seek their identity in tribal affiliation, comfort, or sexual perversion. TO READ MY FULL BLOG POST, CLICK HERE.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

My Favorite Creative Writing Books - by Lorilyn Roberts



From time to time, people ask me what my favorite books are to learn how to write. Of course, it depends on what kind of story you want to tell. There are hundreds of creative writing books penned by excellent authors, and some of those books may be better than the ones I’m going to recommend here.

That said, every author has his or her favorites.

Most of these I’m listing are books I read when I earned my Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Considering how many awards I’ve won, I believe they've helped me and would also help others.

If you have any favorites, please add them in the comments section below, and I can do an addendum later.

First, I want to add a few insights on writing (I can’t help myself). 

1.  Good writing is rewriting. 

2.  No matter how many books you write, writing is hard. You might learn a few things to improve your craft along the way, but it takes persistence. Don’t give up. Just keep working at it. Those paragraphs eventually turn into chapters, and those chapters eventually turn into a book.

3.  After writing your first draft, that’s when the real work begins—editing. I’ve heard many newbies say they hate editing. Learn to love editing. You will edit many more hours than writing your first draft.

4.  If you are writing to make a lot of money, you might be disappointed. If you are writing because you can’t help but write, you are a writer.

5.  Read a lot, and those books that stick with you forever, ask why. Writing is more than just a mental activity. Writing involves the heart, the emotions, the senses, and the intellect. Think about what made those books special—and there is no right or wrong answer. Books are a work of art.

6.  Be willing to take constructive suggestions. In the end, it’s up to you what you do with that “criticism.” Don’t be defensive. Just say “thank you” and move on.

7.  If you write something that changes the world or improves people’s lives, relationships, or perspective, thank God He used you to make the world a better place, and give Him the glory. 


Here goes my list of books in no particular order linked to Amazon:


Writing to Change the World, by Mary Pipher

The Elements of Style, By William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White

How to Write Killer Fiction, by Carolyn Wheat

Writing for Story by Jon Franklin

On Moral Fiction by John Gardner

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Scene & Structure by Jack M. Bickham (important for fiction)

If you are interested in writing a memoir, here is a link to an award-winning article I wrote:

"Writing a Memoir in Twelve Easy Steps"

I would also recommend you find a writer's group in your area and start attending. I lead the local Word Weavers International in Gainesville, Florida, so if you live near me, you are welcome to join us. There are also many other chapters across the United States as well as some online critique groups. Click on this link to learn more.

If you have any specific writing questions, post them in the comments below and I will reply as time permits. 

If you would like to check out my latest book, Tails and Purrs for the Heart and Soul, click here.

In the meantime, happy writing!