Recently Released Books at the FriesenPress Bookstore Hot off the presses! The most recently released books at the FriesenPress Bookstore. 3600 FriesenPress en-us FriesenPress Bookstore 128 200 From Sand to Sea and Distant Shores: Book One: To Sea

With incredible clarity and in vivid detail, this 10-year Navy veteran, explains and involves you in the action of the times … the Cold War in the Pacific Ocean during the mid to late 1950’s from Boot Camp and basic training, to service aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer: the USS Theodore Edson Chandler (DD-717). Enjoy liberty ashore in Foreign ports in this first book of his trilogy; From Sand to Sea and Distant Shores. Be his shipmate as you:

• Endure tear gas, an oil fire and nearly getting drowned during Basic Training.

• Become one of the crew of a five-inch gun turret, when a buddy loader drops a live projectile while firing.

• Experience A ONE IN A MILLION HAPPENING! the in-your-face terror of a full-blown typhoon that threatens to capsize your ship as a shipmate gets washed overboard … Then back onboard again!

• Learn everything a destroyer does from Gunnery and sub-chasing to stopping weapons-smuggling in the Formosa Strait.

• Enjoy exchanges of American life styles and customs, as you live and eat with shipmates from New York to Tennessee.

• Almost panic, when not only officers from your ship, but the Captain too; decide to throw you overboard at night into the black-as-ink waters of Subic Bay, P.I. and you can’t SWIM!

You won’t have to have been or be, a sailor nor even in the Navy to read and understand this book! Explanations, foot notes and “Backgrounds” will make it clear for you to move through without stumbling(if you can catch your breath!)

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Mac Magee 119734000038148116 2017-03-22 21:08:53.882250 Biography & Autobiography, Military/History, Military, Naval/Transportation, Ships & Shipbuilding, History
When I Was a Mango

Do you know you were as small as a peanut and as sweet as a mango before you breathed your first breath? Well, it’s true. And now you’re as big as you!

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Anna Funk 119734000029556331 2017-03-22 21:06:01.097530 Juvenile Fiction, Family, New Baby/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family, New Baby/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Pregnancy
Escape To Ellse Where: Ellfaerran Diaries Book One

The Ellfs of the Jeweled Isles had gathered to celebrate their prince’s Majority Ritual when a strange fleet of oilskin boats landed on their shores. They brought a group of Celts called Firbolgs and the deformed gods they revered, the Fomorii. So long had it been since the Ellfs had known war that they were quickly overrun by the fierce invaders. Now, Prince Ellfstane and the Sorceress Katara must look into their people’s forgotten memories to find a way to defend their isles from destruction. While Katara seeks a powerful weapon, Ellfstane discovers a spell to keep the kingdom away from the enemy’s clawing hands. Together with the gods that sponsor their magical abilities, they craft a new home for their people in a place the Firbolgs would never expect.

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Shaene Ragan 119734000043009707 2017-03-22 20:59:47.950690 Fiction, Fantasy, Historical/Fiction, Fantasy, Dragons & Mythical Creatures/Fiction, Fantasy
The Boy and the Lone Mango Tree

Inspired to share his story, the author made a concise version of the values he learned at a young age. Sharing his experiences opened the moral truth and obligation to impart lessons of sacrifices and love. Children will learn that words of affection are always appreciated. More importantly, love can be shown in action and can harbour great returns.

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Mark J. M. Lopez 119734000040565892 2017-03-22 20:52:50.999410 Juvenile Nonfiction, Readers, Beginner/Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family
StartArtz Freehand Medicreational Colouring Book

I have named this book, StartArtz Freehand Medicreational Colouring Book. The title has many meanings to me, and I want to share them with you! StartArtz is essentially combining the words “Star” and “Art”. “Star” is to represent the bright talents that every individual has. Our talents allow us to shine and bring boundless light to the world, just as a star does. “Art” is a representation of infinite creation. “StArt” represents that everything and everyone in existence has a start; every creation I have designed has started in the centre and has worked its way out.

For myself, I am a recovering addict since the age of 30; therefore, I started my life over again at that age. Like my art, I started from within the centre and am continually working to mould who I am and better myself every day. Every day we wake up, we have the choice and opportunity to StArt again.

Medicreational is the combination of “meditation” and “creation”. I chose “meditation” due to the fact that studies show colouring reduces stress and increases relaxation. “Creation” represents my design style, working from the centre out, just as in the universe itself.

Please enjoy.

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Jonathan McAdam 119734000023739858 2017-03-22 20:49:14.120100 Art, Techniques, Color/Crafts & Hobbies/Self-Help, Creativity
Gramma's Rocks: Fossil's Adventure

Rubee Potter was raised in the Manitoba Interlake area near Steep Rock.

She spent many years collecting rocks with her mother. She likes to paint rocks that are shaped like animals and birds but her mother only put eyes on rocks that look like different creatures and things. This story is about her mother's rocks.

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Rubee Potter 119734000042085049 2017-03-22 20:44:00.881720 Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Dogs/Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction
Finding Right-Side Up When You're Upside Down: Teamwork

When Maddie realizes she’s not quite like the others sitting on her front door stoop, she decides to do something totally different from what’s expected. She leaps from her step and begins an adventure that leads to friendship, teamwork, learning how to get the job done and a whole lotta’ laughter.

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Gale Davis 119734000030554636 2017-03-22 20:38:48.281890 Juvenile Fiction, Readers, Beginner/Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction, Nature & The Natural World
The Art of Becoming An Artist

Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting. Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down.

Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history – that both enhance and interfere with our creativity. There is no “right” way to get to one’s art. There is only YOUR way. Finding that way is every artist’s goal.

Using safe, gentle, revealing techniques to aid readers’ self-examination, The Art of Becoming an Artist produces epiphany after epiphany as it guides artists into shedding the restraints that are shutting them down. Artists of any stripe will find hope, excitement, and joy in this compassionate but thrilling process.

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Darylynn Starr Rank 119734000033207087 2017-03-22 20:18:43.111680 Self-Help, Creativity/Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational/Psychology, Creative Ability
Gender Unchained: Notes from the equity frontier

Equity remains elusive in contemporary global society. Gendered inequities abound and persist but are typically overlooked in our responses to difficult problems such as climate change, poverty, or economic crisis. Despite this blind spot, gender matters more than ever for achieving social and economic progress. Gender Unchained is a revelatory and tightly argued book that offers two ways forward. First, that we embrace the smashing of the gender binary and second, that we develop gender transformative approaches to solving the larger issues of our time. Inspirational and informational in equal measure, Gender Unchained is a well-reasoned call to action that examines many facets of gender inequity and offers realworld solutions for tackling it at the root.

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Lorraine Greaves 119734000037937957 2017-03-22 20:16:12.097210 Social Science, Gender Studies/Social Science, Feminism & Feminist Theory/Social Science, Sociology
In Search of Shared Wishes

“Why do walls extend as far as a prisoner escapes? How do wars mirror free will?”

These are some of the key questions that Mansour Noorbakhsh asks us in his debut poetry book, In Search of Shared Wishes. Dedicated to the child victims of war, this epic and lyric poem arises from Noorbakhsh’s ruminations about the vital signs of a peaceful world, and how these signs have been damaged by systems of corruption and war. Told through multiple perspectives—including that of an angel who has come to Earth to save it from its own destruction—In Search of Shared Wishes creates a dialogue about fear, violence, and free will. Multicultural legends and literary allusions are interwoven throughout the text, producing a diversified and rich understanding of identity and history.

It is Mansour Noorbakhsh’s hope that his writing and expressive working through of difficult topics will encourage readers to think critically and empathetically about our current world in crisis, fostering a discussion of love and compassion so that the vital signs of a peaceful world can be restored.

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Mansour Noorbakhsh 119734000041077183 2017-03-22 20:14:02.181630 Poetry, Epic/Poetry/Poetry, Canadian
Mawuli School: The Early Years

Mawuli School was the first Secondary School founded by the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P.) Church in 1950 at Ho in the Trans Volta Togoland Mandated Territory which was under the administration of the Gold Coast Colony. To illustrate the strong link between the two, the book traced the history of the E. P. Church, from its beginning to the founding of the School.

The book gives the historical account of the founding of Mawuli School in 1950 from the Founders’ perspective and life and activities in the School from the Students’ perspective up to 1955, the year the Author graduated from Form 5. Coincidentally, the first girls were admitted in 1955 and Mawuli became a co-ed school.

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David C. K. Tay 119734000036141470 2017-03-17 22:26:25.616280 History, Africa, West/Biography & Autobiography, Educators/History, Social History
A Loud Whisper: An Oromo Story

“A Loud Whisper” his very first children’s picture book is based on a true story of a boy born to a semi-nomadic family of 1950’s Ethiopia. The Oromo, a nationality to which the author belongs remains a marginalized majority in Ethiopia. As a protest to occupation and oppression, Oromos of this region refused to be part of Abyssinian learning institution until a villager, a man known to the author’s family was arrested after delivering a letter of his own arrest to authorities. The incident awakened his poor sleepy village. They gathered, lamented the arrest of their fellow villager and decided to send their first born sons to school so what happened to Daybaso Gohare is not repeated. He was the first born son and first to go to school from his village of Achaba in Arsi Did’a.

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Sheiko Nagawo 119734000027046246 2017-03-17 22:24:51.903750 Juvenile Nonfiction, School & Education/Juvenile Nonfiction, People & Places, Africa/Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Issues, New Experience
I loved you...: Even before you were born!

I Loved You... Even Before You Were Born is a children’s book about the wonder and love that is felt for a baby before and after it is born. I hope it is lovingly read by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and friends to the infants and children in their lives.

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Caron Swensen Bear 119734000037987153 2017-03-17 22:23:27.900980 Juvenile Nonfiction, Family/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family, New Baby/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family, Parents
The Way of Grace: A Study of the Position and Operation of God's Grace in a Christian's Life

This is a clear, concise, well-written book that is chock full of all sorts of information and references. While the text is certainly authoritative and well researched, the prose is accessible enough that the average reader can easily grasp the book’s concepts and teachings. Anyone who would like to do a book by book study of grace in the New Testament epistles and the Bible as a whole will find this book immensely helpful. Therefore, I see this book finding a significant audience amongst all sorts of Christians. - Kevin Miller

The Way of Grace opens up a whole fresh understanding of the gift of grace revealed through the New Testament epistles. In its concise examples of how grace works to build on our relationship with Jesus Christ, this book will assist many Christians in understanding the full power and extent of this infinite gift of God. - John Stanley

“And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; ... Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!” (Isaiah 30:18a,c)

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Bruce W. Hubbard 119734000030102049 2017-03-17 17:45:56.390960 Religion, Christian Life, Spiritual Growth/Religion, Biblical Commentary, New Testament/Religion, Biblical Studies, New Testament
Skits and Plays For Children: An anecdotal look at Wiigyat’s character

Skits and Plays for Children raises the curtain on the infamous Gitxsan Trickster named Wiigyat. Most of the plays feature the Trickster. His antics provide important lessons for the children who have been involved or watched the plays. The Wiigyat traditional stories are popular because the intent of Wiigyat is usually serious but ends up tragic, or as in these children’s skits and plays, very amusing, and in most cases the consequences are serendipitous. The stories combine mischief with creativity, involving the listener as the trickster or the victim.

The Wiigyat stories teach lessons about the risks of being inexperienced in the ways of the world. It is important to be disciplined and learn the skills so one can be independent. Within the layers of the lessons, Wiigyat stories stress the values of co-operation, the wisdom of looking at problems from different perspectives and emphasize the importance of being satisfied with the role that each one of us is given in a life time.

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Dr. M. Jane Smith 119734000008654055 2017-03-16 01:04:56.183530 Education, Elementary/Education, Elementary/Education, Teacher & Student Mentoring
Love, Life and Beyond

What if a family was introduced into your almost perfect life and turned your world upside down in the worse way? What if these people made you feel vulnerable, uncertain maybe even insecure? Now let’s take this a step further. What if this family were racist and you were black? And what if you had been a part of this distasteful family and you had no clue?

Could it be possible that you had been reincarnated purposefully to face the hate that you once gave out? Perhaps you have been picked by a loving universe to bring this racist family to an awakening, although you don’t remember making this agreement.

This is what happens to Nova, an intelligent, pretty, secure young woman who lives in an affluent black family where everything seemed to be in its proper perspective. That is until the Young family arrive in her town.

Amid issues of racism, drugs and teen problems, Love, Life and Beyond shows the reader another way at looking at life’s jarring troubles through the story of Anne, a racist from the South, who dies from a brain aneurism. After some time to reflect in the spiritual realm, Anne’s soul is ready for another trial on Earth— this time in the body of Nova: a black girl.

Having no clue of her previous non-physical proclamation to transform their beliefs, a personal battle erupts when Trent and Nova are thrown together many times through distressing situations.

Sonia gets involved with the wrong crowd and begins using drugs, and Nova is the only person capable of helping Brenda and her family. Trent resents her association with his family and like a smoldering volcano Trent and Nova reach their boiling point with venomous hate for one another—until something unforeseen happens and the impact of it alters all of their lives forever.

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Pamela Hamilton 119734000036540449 2017-03-16 01:03:45.357760 Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary/Fiction, African American/Fiction, Contemporary Women
The Beaver and the Muskrat: ...or the perils of moving day

Have you ever noticed that things sometimes look more exciting and fun just over the next hill? Well, in the case of Mr. Beaver, things always seem to look better just a little farther down the stream. His friend Mr. Muskrat is eager to convince him that happiness is just around the next bend in the river, and then the next one after that. But why? Mr. Beaver just wants to be happy, and he’s about to learn that despite his friend’s advice, finding his perfect happy place might not be as easy as just moving downstream.

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B. Smith 119734000038044658 2017-03-16 01:01:52.048880 Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction, Nature & The Natural World
Tears Before Bedtime

Adolescence to adulthood is a gigantic leap. Teenager Edward Roberts, youngest son of a middle-class, suburban British family is primed and ready to take on the world. With World War II as a backdrop, Eddie comes of age as the bombing raids begin, and is evacuated into the countryside along with thousands of other children. Returning home to be with his dying older brother, Eddie hatches a plan to get into the navy and live his dream of sailing around the world. Managing to skirt his mother’s dreams for him, Eddie launches his naval career only to wait out the war in a Japanese POW camp in Thailand. Tears Before Bedtime is a witty and at times harrowing chronicle of growing up during WWII and the experiences of families facing rationing, lost businesses, and nightly bombings. It’s also the true-life tale of life in the British Royal Navy as can only be told by a talented insider.

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E.R Rhodes 119734000024470596 2017-03-16 01:01:07.039440 Biography & Autobiography, Historical/Biography & Autobiography, Military/History, Social History
Treat Your Wife Like a Goddess

Marriage is a divine institution founded upon sound tenets, principles and codes of conduct designed to enable couples to love each other until separated by death. Tabled here are many plausible or conceivable ideas that will not only restore these core values, but also prevent marriages from falling apart:

• Extracting the best of both worlds, I borrowed extensively from the Orients—especially my ancestral Indian homeland—where the fundamentalism of marriage still produces the desired results.

• I herein utilize my life sciences training to explain gendered differentiations, thereby establishing common grounds for couples to operate harmoniously.

• Statistics show that many women succumb to severe brutality and death at the hands of their unscrupulous husbands, whose actions must be impugned or remedied.

• When a man snuffs the life out of his wife, another man somewhere loses a daughter. How would that feel as a father?

• I appeal to all males to examine their consciences and start treating their wives the way they want men treat their daughters.

• This book focuses on men amending their incorrigible or embittered ways, which will definitely inject marital bliss into ailing marriages.

• It embodies many time-tested tips that will surely help us achieve these noble ends.

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Dr. Lake Singh 119734000028772235 2017-03-16 00:59:48.555960 Family & Relationships, Marriage/Family & Relationships, Love & Romance/Family & Relationships, Abuse, Domestic Partner Abuse
A Playful Life: Think, Move, & Eat Your Way To More Fun

Our society has never had as many food choices as we do now, and yet we are suffering from food based illnesses in numbers never seen. We are stressed, and exhausted, living on fast forward but never quite accomplishing all we want.

Do you feel confused about what exercises to do and what to eat? Do you find yourself going from one diet to another, never making any progress? Have you lost some of your zest for life?

In A Playful Life, Robyn gives you all the pieces of the puzzle and tells you how to put it all together. She uses stories and experiences to convey her own journey and puts together a plan to help you find your balance and rediscover your why.

This book will give you what you need to take back your health and life by teaching you how to:

Balance fitness and wellness

Exercise so that you can enjoy life

Get the right foods into your body

Empower you to chase your dreams

Be a strong, healthy woman

Be the best version of you

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Robyn Robledo 119734000035567444 2017-03-16 00:57:39.050510 Health & Fitness, Exercise/Health & Fitness, Healthy Living/Health & Fitness, Nutrition