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David Fiensy has a passion for teaching and preaching the Bible and for thinking about and articulating theological ideas. After graduating from Duke University with a Ph.D. in New Testament, David Fiensy taught for seven years at Kentucky Christian University. He then served a two-year tenure at The Institute for the Study of Christian origins in Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he accepted a church pastorate for six years and then resumed teaching at Kentucky Christian University. He has participated in seven archaeological excavations and surveys and has otherwise traveled widely in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East. Now semi-retired, David serves as a speaker and consultant for churches and colleges and is involved in several writing and research projects. David and his wife, Molly, have two daughters and three grandchildren. To learn more about David and his works, visit his website at https://davidafiensy.com/ Topics of Conversation Inspiration behind The Journey The Core of the Christian Faith Walking the line vs. Hitting the road Best method to study The Journey Other books by David A. Fiensy The Journey: Spiritual Growth in Galatians and Philippians SYNOPSIS: The purpose of life is not to prosper; it is to develop the soul (Alexander Solzhenitsyn) The Christian life is not so much walking the line as hitting the road. It is about journeying with God through the adventures of life, climbing the mountains of joy and descending into the valleys of suffering. In this inspiring, accessible, and engaging book, Fiensy draws on his forty years as teacher and pastor to explore Paul's spirituality. He focuses on Paul's autobiographical references in his letters to the Galatians and Philippians. The Journey teaches us that the Christian's life in the Spirit can benefit from suffering as well as joy, danger as well as peace, and rejection as well as love. CONNECT WITH DAVID A. FIENSY Website: https://davidafiensy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidafiensy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-fiensy-0614663a/ Amazon Author Page Goodreads Author Page Read the Reader Views Book Review of The Journey
Friday Oct 15, 2021
Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for four decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake, Crimson at Cape May and Scarlet at Crystal River have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including "Thriller of the Year--ReadersFavorite.com, "Gold Award"—Literary Titan, "Mystery of the Year"—ReadersView.com and "Crowned Heart of Excellence"—InD'Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers' critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he's not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation, "Things Still Go Bump in the Night," he's spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren. For more information about Randy Overbeck and his work, visit his website at https://www.authorrandyoverbeck.com/ Topics of Conversation Writing Ghost Stories Representation of Ghosts based on actual documentation of researchers Featuring different out-of-the-way unknown spa resort towns in his novels Creating not-so-perfect characters and his protagonist's special gift Targeting relevant social issues, this story focusing on the plight of migrant workers and their children What's next for Randy Overbeck? Scarlet at Crystal River (The Haunted Shores Mysteries Series Book 3) All Darrell Henshaw wanted was to enjoy his honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Erin, in the charming town of Crystal River on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. But his carefully laid plans go sideways when they discover a hidden painting of two young Latino children, which turns out to be haunted. Is Darrell willing to derail their entire honeymoon in this perfect, quiet corner of the world to unravel the mystery of the children's deaths? CONNECT WITH RANDY OVERBECK Website: https://www.authorrandyoverbeck.com/Email: email@example.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/OverbeckRandy/media FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/authorrandyoverbeck INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/authorrandyoverbeck/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KOC0LH2GQRSAjwxOFr5rg Tik Tok @authorrandyo
Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
Omar Harris is a former pharmaceutical General Manager (GSK, Allergan), Intent Consulting and Tympo.io founder, motivational speaker, and bestselling author, with over 20 years' experience building high performance organizations on 4 continents. Having managed multibillion dollar brands and led extensive organizations while working in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the US, he innovated blueprints for J.E.D.I. Leadership (leading with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) and servant leadership and 20 Team Performance Acceleration Principles (TPAPs) that can be applied by leaders at all levels of professional experience. To learn more about Omar Harris and his work, visit his website at https://omarlharris.com. Topics of Conversation Motivation for developing his leadership series. The changing blueprint of the corporate world The five goals of JEDI Leadership A book for all levels of leadership; using it to take your leadership abilities to the next level What's next? Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Synopsis: From the Bestselling Author of The Servant Leader’s Manifesto with 20+ years of global pharmaceutical executive experience comes the most crucial and compelling business book of the year. Business Must Be More… There are dark forces at work breeding separation, disunity, disengagement, and denying their role in maintaining a status quo rife with injustices and inequities that keep them in power and everyone else subjugated. But there is an equally and opposite force for good pushing back. Leaders who understand that business must be more by creating culture where injustices are mitigated, inequities are eradicated, diversity is highly prized, and inclusion is the norm. These leaders wield the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) in order to achieve the true purpose of corporations – increased value for employees, customers, communities, the environment and shareholders. CONNECT WITH OMAR HARRIS! Website: https://www.omarlharris.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/strengthsleader Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omarlharris LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarlharris/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omarl.harris/ Read Our Review of Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss
Monday Oct 11, 2021
Charlene Wheeless is the founder of her namesake firm Charlene Wheeless LLC. She is a renowned business and communications professional, author, speaker, and executive and life empowerment advisor. Additionally, she is the senior advisor for equity and justice at APCO Worldwide, a global advocacy and communications consultancy. Wheeless is the chairman of the board of trustees for the Page Society and the HCA Virginia Reston Hospital and serves on other industry and community boards. She has received numerous awards for communications and leadership excellence throughout her career, including being named to the PR Week Global Power Book for most influential professionals in Public Relations and The Network Journal’s Most Influential Black Women in Business. Many business, industry, and lifestyle publications have featured Wheeless for her expertise and as a contributing writer. Before launching her consultancy and following a four-year health crisis, Wheeless retired from corporate America as the principal vice president of global corporate affairs for Bechtel Corporation, a $40B global firm. In her words, “Cancer changed me; so I changed my world.” To learn more about Charlene and her work, visit her website at CharleneWheeless.Biz Topics of Conversation Three books in one: part memoir, a cautionary tale, and part of how to create the life you want. Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life with Purpose, Passion, and Unapologetic Authenticity. Returning to the corporate world after defeating Stage 2 breast cancer Pivoting to create her new life by helping others Feedback from business executives and those on the cancer recovery journey How to overcome obstacles to live your best life You Are Enough! Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life with Purpose, Passion, and Unapologetic Authenticity SYNOPSIS: YOU ARE ENOUGH! draws from Wheeless’s experiences climbing the corporate ladder and battling breast cancer to illustrate life lessons for others. Personal recollections are used to illustrate that Black women not only have to contend with a glass ceiling, but also a concrete wall that makes it impossible to even see what lies on the other side, much less determine how to get there. While acknowledging that there's no single path around that wall, Wheeless shares advice on how she navigated the route herself. For Wheeless, this means busting up stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and flat-out refusing to be ignored, pigeonholed, or forgotten.While YOU ARE ENOUGH! chronicles Charlene’s fearless quest to be the best possible version of herself in every aspect of her life, her story is everyone's story regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. With wit, raw honesty, blazing courage, and solution-driven sensibility, Charlene reminds us that we are enough! CONNECT WITH CHARLENE WHEELESS! FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn Read our review of You Are Enough!
Thursday Oct 07, 2021
As an attorney and civil justice advocate, author Mark M. Bello draws upon over 40 years of courtroom experience in his Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series. A Michigan native, Mark received his B.A. in English Literature from Oakland University and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After working extremely high-profile legal cases, Mark wanted to give the public a front-row glimpse of what victims face when standing up for justice. Combining his legal experience and passion for justice with a creative writing style, Mark not only brings high-quality legal services to his clients but captivating novels to his readers. When Mark’s not writing legal and political novels, he writes and posts about fairness and justice in the civil justice system on his website, Legal Examiner and NotFakeNews. In his spare time, Mark enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Mark and his wife, Tobye, have four children and 8 grandchildren. To learn more about Mark Bello and his books visit his website at markmbello.com Topics of Conversation Writing about the immigration issue Undocumented versus documented - what's the difference Justice Counts - Mark's new podcast Branching out - Cookbooks and Children's Books Betrayal at the Border AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT THROUGH OCTOBER 11, 2021 In Betrayal at the Border, attorney Zachary Blake returns to tackle two cases that strike at the heart of our nation's contentious immigration debate. Two unique immigrant families, two uniquely dangerous consequences of America’s dysfunctional immigration system. Enter Zachary Blake, superstar lawyer.But, for the first time in a long time, Blake is out of his element—immigration law calls for the expertise of his specialist/partner, Marshall Mann. Together, two extraordinary lawyers take on a terrorist network and a broken immigration system. And master investigator Micah Love returns, racing against the clock to prevent tragic circumstances. In our politically charged, anti-immigrant international climate, will a Hail Mary be their only move?Award-winning legal thriller author, Mark M. Bello, pits our nation's broken immigration system against important human and social justice rights issues, spinning a tale that shines a bright light on the everyday fears of immigrants all over these United States. Can Blake, Mann, and Love prevent a Betrayal at the Border? CONNECT WITH MARK BELLO! Website: https://www.markmbello.comFacebook: @markmbellobooksTwitter: @markmbelloInstagram: @markmbellobooks Mark’s books can be found on his website, Amazon, Goodreads, and all other online retailers. The books are available for reader, in print, or as audiobooks. Read Our Review of Betrayal at the Border
Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Stuart Z. Goldstein was one of the longest serving PR Spokespersons on Wall Street. As Managing Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York, the largest trade clearing house ($5 trillion daily) and central securities depository in the world. “Goldstein surely was the highest profile corporate communications executive in the securities services industry,” according to Global Custodian magazine. “In a position where few survive more than 5 years and one CEO, Goldstein managed four times the average tenure, and served three successive CEOs.” Prior to this, he was a spokesperson for American Express and led National Public Affairs at Citicorp. Earlier he served as a State Ombudsman in New Jersey and as Legislative Affairs director for the NJ Public Advocate. Mr. Goldstein has co-authored 2 books in plain English explaining the inner workings of U.S. Capital Markets. He has published numerous articles in PR trade magazines and was a contributing author to Public Affairs in an Era of Change. His by-lined articles on public policy issues have appeared in USA Today, the Washington Times, the Star Ledger, Trenton Times, Global Financial Markets magazine and many trade journals. He graduated from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a B.A. in English and earned his M.A. in American Government from Rutgers University. During college, he wrote for the Trenton Times newspaper and helped lead the effort in NJ to lower the voting age to 18 and ratify the 26th Amendment. He lectures on crisis communications and media relations. He has also served on the graduate school advisory board in Corporate Communications at Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a founding member of the Corporate Communications Institute at Baruch College. Connect with Stuart Z. Goldstein and learn more about him and his works on Facebook and LinkedIn. TOPICS OF CONVERSATION Moe Fields and Growing Up During the Depression Returning From War - Starting a New Business and a Family Overcoming Adversity The Role of a Father A Story for Future Generations Moe Fields: The Special Bond Between Fathers and Sons Moe Fields (aka Murray Goldman), is a gripping narrative about a father's fighting spirit and determination to save his family and inspire his sons to succeed. Goldstein applies his gift of storytelling to bring us the story of Moe Fields, growing up during the Great Depression - from his teens as a Golden Gloves boxer, to his career as a Bootleg fighter in Brooklyn for money, to being a WWII sailor whose most prideful moment was singled out by FDR, to overcoming prejudice and building one of the large plumbing businesses in New Jersey. When a health crisis hits Moe, and later, a drunk driver causes a horrific car accident, crippling his wife, they are both left to deal with a lifetime of disabilities. But Moe digs deep to turn tragedy into triumph. We all have our Moe Fields. This treasure of a book is a poignant and thought-provoking memoir that captures the enduring power of role models in our lives. Goldstein has written a life-affirming story that's hard to put down-and hard not to talk about. At a time when we need heroes, this book celebrates the strength of family, faith-and the enduring legacy we leave our children. CONNECT WITH STUART Z. GOLDSTEIN! Facebook LinkedIn Read the Reader Views 5-Star Book Review!
Monday Aug 16, 2021
Bineta Ngom was born in Senegal, West Africa, in 1964. She grew up without her father, who died when she was a little over four years old, and was raised by her mother, who taught her how to appreciate life and serve people in need, even when the family was enduring hardship. Bineta came to America in 1994 to pursuit her dream, to give her children the opportunity she never had as a child, and to empower the global community by sharing her stories and by working with parents to raise philanthropic children, which she believes is part of the solution for the problems we have in our school environments. Bineta thinks children value what their parents’ value. She never stops learning and always strive to be the best role model for her children. She decided to write her book “Becoming an Angel of Change” to share her stories with the world to inspire parents, immigrants and women to make positive change within themselves, their homes, and their workplaces, as well as their communities. Bineta currently lives in Los Angeles with her four children. For more information about Bineta Gom visit her website at binetangom.com Topics of Conversation -What is an Angel of Change? -Early Experiences in Senegal, West Africa -Immigrating to the U.S. -Passion for Philanthropy -The Family Bridge Foundation -What's next for Bineta? Becoming an Angel of Change Part memoir, part inspiration and self-help, Becoming an Angel of Change is a collection of stories detailing the author’s journey of exploring her life’s purpose: helping others in need. From her beginnings as an eight-year-old philanthropist in Senegal, to her adult life establishing outreach programs in the United States, through Bineta’s journey readers will be inspired to discover their own strengths, uniqueness, and purpose. Connect with Bineta Ngom WebsiteInstagramLinkedInTwitter
Thursday Aug 12, 2021
Paulette Boudrot earned a BS in Education from Bridgewater State University, an MA in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a diploma in Twentieth-Century French Literature from the Sorbonne, University of Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. Paulette taught French and ESL in elementary schools, colleges, and universities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. During the 1980s, she transitioned from education to administration at the French Cultural Services at the French Consulate in Boston. In 1995, she founded PLJ Administrative & Business Solutions, outsourcing administration and project management for small to medium sized companies. The French government honored her as a Chevalier in the Order of Academic Palms in 2010. Paulette is an active member of Rotary International, the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association, the Sandwich Arts Alliance and the Société Francophone de Cape Cod. She currently resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Boston, My Blissful Winter is her debut literary translation. For more information about Paulette Boudrot, visit her website at http://www.pauletteboudrot.com. Topics of Conversation Translating a Book Working with the Author during the translation Literal vs. Literary Translation The publishing journey What's next for Paulette Boudrot? Read the Reader Views Review of Boston My Blissful Winter A Note from the Author "Dear friends, The American-English translation of my book "Boston, un hiver si court" has just been released as "Boston My Blissful Winter, Memories of the 1980s", by PRA Publishing. We owe it to Paulette Boudrot, who did a remarkable job giving us an attentive, precise, elegant and faithful version. I thank her very sincerely. I would also like to thank the publisher, Lucinda Clark and editor, Ellen Albanese, who, despite the health crisis we are all experiencing, have managed to meet publication deadlines. Over time, the 1980s emerged as happy and fruitful years. Peace and prosperity prevailed in Boston. The large number of students attending its universities brought enthusiasm and joy to this human-scaled city where it was a pleasure to live. The centennial of the Statue of Liberty, the bicentennial of the Revolution of 1789, and the visit of the French President gave me many opportunities to celebrate the French and Franco-American friendship. These occasions also allowed me to discover the strength of the Bostonians, attached to their traditions, but tolerant, reasonable, and daring, always ready to protect Freedom and especially their own freedom. I have had the pleasure of meeting exceptional people, some noted in my book and to whom it is dedicated. " Alain BriottetParisOctober 2020
Friday Jul 09, 2021
Jennifer Yeates Camara is a poet living in Vancouver, Canada. She is the youngest of 13 children, born to an extremely poor family in Ontario, Canada. She grew up in an old house that someone had paid her father to haul away, albeit without plumbing as the water was never hooked up! Jennifer's early life in the 70s included an outhouse, a well, and a wood-burning fireplace. Jennifer's parents were both avid readers and often recited poems by memory. Reading was ingrained in her siblings, too, and Jennifer learned quickly. At age 9, Jennifer's family still at home moved to the BC coast. Jennifer was encouraged to join a late French immersion program starting from grade 6. It was around that time that Jennifer also started writing her own poetry. Although Jennifer continued excelling academically, the family's economic situation was still dire, and she turned to poetry to express herself. Once Jennifer started working, she eagerly frequented local bookstores, where the owners introduced her to poetry from many cultures, including Persia, China, Japan and India. For more information about Jennifer, please visit yeatescamara.com. TOPICS OF CONVERSATION About Reduction Fired and her inspiration behind the collection Architectural and West Coast Contemporary influences Using Imagery from Nature How to enjoy Poetry for those hesitant to jump in Poetry Readings:LeavingWarmth What's next for Jennifer Yeates Camara? REDUCTION FIRED Concise, quiet, and intense poems voiced over vibrant scenes of nature - reflections to ripple through the mind. CONNECT WITH JENNIFER YEATES CAMARA WebsiteFacebook Instagram Read the Reader Views review of Reduction Fired
Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
Marjorie Anderson is a native Virgin islander, retired bank executive, co-funder and former executive director of the GREATER Philadelphia Minority Business Strategic Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Management from La Salle University, and is a graduate of the Wharton’s School Management Program of the University of Pennsylvania. Her book “The Key” is a Reader Views Literary Awards Winner. Marjorie currently lives in Liberty Hill, Texas. Topics of Conversation: Inspiration behind writing a finance book for teens and the need for a Spanish translation Why teens and young adults get into trouble financially Including Charity in your budget Using a simple system for saving and spending La Clave La Clave shares the author’s financial knowledge and experience to help teens get a head start in life. The book presents readers with basic financial knowledge and life changing know-how tips on how to manage money to make the most of their income to build a successful future. But Anderson does not stop there, she also teaches young people to invest in their communities by buying local products and donating to help others. La Clave is the Spanish translation of Marjorie L. Anderson’s Reader Views Award winner “The Key.” Connect with Marjorie Anderson Website: www.challenge4teens.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekeychallenge/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-anderson-6372b788/
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