Title: The Game: Winning by Virtue One Move at A Time
Author: Her Royal Majesty Princess Merrilee of Solana
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Game-Winning-Virtue-Move-Time/dp/1956065113/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WZC8GN96AQ6C&keywords=princess+of+solana&qid=1683922383&s=books&sprefix=princess+of+solana%2Cstripbooks%2C157&sr=1-1
In her book The Game, love and relationship expert, Princess Merrilee simplifies the complexity of love by using logic and reason to play a game where human behavior is divided by rules and pieces to help the player identify where love is and where love is not. Love is represented by the virtuous pieces on the board to help the player with self-awareness, patience, critical thinking, and discernment. By using only the pieces on the board, the player is able to slow down, consider, and be purposeful before responding to life situations. She further explains “THE FIVE GATES” to recognizing your player by breaking down how individuals assess their relationships whether they be for personal or professional gain. The first two gates, she demonstrates, are the only two entered for most people and is the reason why so many relationships fail. Honor, integrity, faith, and patience are among the virtues that make up the pieces. The Game is for anyone seeking to heal past relationships, gain further understanding of human behavior, become a loving partner, lead a conscious organization, and maintain an elevated and complex understanding of self-mastery. Players will experience a heightened level of self-worth, a clear vision of purpose, and attract favor when they make love their answer.
Title: Apocrypha: The Art of Dennis Evans
Author: Dennis Evans
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Apocrypha-Dennis-Evans-Matthew-Kangas/dp/B0BQP3K9CP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1C75Z0ZJ4X22&keywords=apocrypha+dennis&qid=1683923013&s=books&sprefix=apocrypha+dennis%2Cstripbooks%2C137&sr=1-1&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-4777-9bc0-4513d670b6bc
APOCRYPHA: THE ART OF DENNIS EVANS explores the myriad artistic accomplishments of celebrated Seattle-based artist DENNIS EVANS with extensive discussions of his origins as a chemistry student, ceramics enthusiast, performance artist, and sculptor, continuing with his forays into installation art, multiples, artist’s books, and art in public places. A luxury coffee table book with a richly illustrated text based on archival photographs and documents, APOCRYPHA chronicles Evans’s determined pursuits in a variety of media, all growing out of contemporary art movements such as Dadaism, Fluxus, medieval sources, and scientifically inspired art. Unique in his fusing of art and science, Evans is analyzed as an artist who created his own path, regardless of prior traditional expectations and achievements, leading to a plurality of live performances, outdoor events involving boats and handmade objects, and ritualistic occasions with fire and water. Discussed in the context of the rise of contemporary art and art criticism in Seattle, the engaging narrative by Kangas notes how visiting artists such as George Maciunas, co-founder of Fluxus, as well as visiting critics and curators, such as Marcia Tucker and Charles Cowles, elevated Evans’s studio activities to highly praised museum exhibitions across the nation, including his New York debut at the 1979 Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Reminiscences of New York figures like Maciunas, Tucker, Holly Solomon, Ronald Feldman, and others are accompanied by photographs and contextual art-historical examples. Superbly designed by award-winning New York art book designer Phil Kovacevich, APOCRYPHA: THE ART OF DENNIS EVANS is a brilliant addition to anyone’s art library and can function as a classroom text, supplemental art history text of Northwest and late 20th-century art, and as an object of high design standards printed and bound in Italy. Readers will enjoy Kangas’s mixture of analysis and anecdote, unraveling the often confusing complexities of Evans’s art, explaining its arcane allusions and sources that underscore the artist’s extraordinary imagination and breadth of knowledge. The artist’s public art projects are documented along with gallery and museum retrospectives involving special installations. Private commissions are also discussed, as well as the artist’s unusual community contributions; for example, a memorial garden inspired by the events of September 11, 2001 in New York.
Title: Josie and the Mystery Room: A Foster Child Finds a New Foster Home
Author: Florence Petheram
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C51RLVP4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HPK1LKWDJ843&keywords=florence+Petheram&qid=1683923212&s=books&sprefix=florence+petheram%2Cstripbooks%2C135&sr=1-1
When 13-year-old Josie entered a new foster home and was shown her downstairs bedroom, she was told never to enter a nearby room. That made her curious, and she promised herself to one day find out what was inside that room. Within a few days, she got a younger roommate, developed a strong emotional relationship with the twin boys next door, and experienced a fearful encounter on a school bus. But she didn’t forget that promise, and when she finally entered the room, it changed her life forever.
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Title: Playground Patrol
Author: Valorie Kyte
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Playground-Patrol-Valorie-Kyte/dp/1956065032/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IUXZYCYPC5GA&keywords=Valorie+Kyte&qid=1683924186&s=books&sprefix=valorie+kyte%2Cstripbooks%2C154&sr=1-1
When the children return to their classrooms from playing outside at recess, Carrie and the others swoop in to clean up any food littering the playground. The crows gather in a roost tree and get to know other crow families. This is where courtships develop and bonding with a mate is the result. Carrie meets Chuck, a newcomer from a distant family. After a sudden storm, Carrie rescues Chuck and learns that sharing is not a bad idea after all.
Title: Trapped in America
Author: Jerry Low
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Trapped-America-Jerry-Low/dp/1956065105/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3W3CHKI5GAJCX&keywords=jerry+low&qid=1683924350&s=books&sprefix=jerry+lo%2Cstripbooks%2C139&sr=1-1
Praise for the author from Tomislav Zorić, Pastor of Novi savez church, Zagreb, Croatia “I do not know if I have ever met a believer who, although much older, much wiser and much more knowledgeable in matters of the Kingdom of God than me, would ask me questions and show interest in my perspective on life. Jerry would not show the slightest need to manifest his great knowledge and experience, but would respectfully challenge me to explore God’s work together. I don’t know if I’ve ever met a believer who so desperately didn’t want to be on stage, to be seen, but just wanted to be a part of what God is doing, in any role. Jerry was so naturally humble, so naturally available, so naturally open, and without a hidden agenda. I could be myself and open with him. His innocent and insatiable hunger for God was contagious. Even at a most ordinary half-hour coffee time Jerry would draw me into the affairs of the Kingdom within a second. His life was the true embodiment of the verse “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and the rest shall be added to you.” Jerry, next to you we were all somehow worth more. Your fatherly anointing and uplifting of others will always remain in me as an example and a goal.”
Title: A Reluctant Santa
Author: Anthony de la Torre
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A story about Christmas and beyond. A seeming chance encounter with ancient brass bells inscribed with the Latin “Gaudium Dei,” prime a listless, disillusioned Joe for God’s Joy. He comes reluctantly, for it will cost him everything. But in the end will be worth every penny. For us too. May you find your inner Santa in bringing joy to others.
Title: He Rescues, Too: Healing Through Brokenness
Author: Christine Louise
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/HE-Rescues-Too-Healing-Brokenness/dp/1956065091/ref=sr_1_1?crid=VOLE5WONER8V&keywords=christine+louise+he+rescues&qid=1683924714&s=books&sprefix=christine+louise+he+rescues%2Cstripbooks%2C127&sr=1-1
In this one-of-a-kind workbook, author Christine Louise takes readers on an intricate, emotional journey written in the third person that reveals her own struggle with abuse, alcoholism, and hopelessness. Years of slips, binges, and relapse seemed to spell never-ending doom until one day “the Lord showed up and I surrendered to His ways.” She knew she had to listen in order to change, then asked how she could help others experiencing the same setbacks in their recovery and heard “share your testimony.” The author’s strong desire for peace, freedom from pain, and to enjoy a life of full potential led her to the Holy Bible and she found relevant Scripture that addressed many of the areas that had been overshadowing her spirit: blame, forgiveness, anger. Readers are invited to take sufficient time to read the Scripture included in each chapter, the study questions and activities, and record their own personal journal. The workbook can be used in Bible studies, recovery groups, or simply with individuals who want to be rescued; to find the path to new hope in their lives.
Title: Love God Get Divorced: Living Life With No Conditions
Author: Mike Moore
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Love-God-Get-Divorced-Conditions/dp/1956065024/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2E41CK91YB9BY&keywords=love+god+get+divorced&qid=1683924848&s=books&sprefix=love+god+get+divorced%2Cstripbooks%2C132&sr=1-1
Mike Moore conducts his business, spiritual life and relationships like there is a live wire of energy straight from God that he is taped into, and when you read this book you can feel that current. His deep and personal faith that he has fought hard for, leads the charge in this book: Love God Get Divorced. Mike has an extremely loving nature with a war-like approach and he is willing to go after issues that a lot of the church at large seem to be conflict avoiding.