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 Design the Life You Want: Live the life you imagine

Most people believe that success is for a lucky few; but Design the Life You Want and Live the Life You Imagine offers incontrovertible proof that this is simply not true. Success is for everyone – you included. You were born to succeed; to achieve your dreams, to thrive, to enjoy a life of increase, and to leave others with a sense of increase in their lives. Every dreamer has to fight the battle of the mind where success and failure are manufactured and where achievement, advancement, progress, and accomplishment are either won or lost. In Design the Life You Want, you will learn how twenty-four hours used properly each day can change the trajectory of your life, how adversity can refine and build you up for the great things life has to offer, and how to manage the challenges life throws at you. The keys to your success and advancement can be found in helping others get what they want! Practical, yet joyfully rendered and deeply inspirational, this carefully developed, well-executed set of strategies to create a meaningful and gratifying life, will speak very clearly to readers and expedite real growth and progress in their lives.

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George Ayee 119734000041452131 2017-04-24 21:25:46.511560 Self-Help/Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success
Buffet, Munger Marathon Investing: Passion Investing

In the fifteen years he’s been teaching, Dr. Jack Burrow has observed something disturbing. His students at the University of North Carolina Dental School, Department of Orthodontics are the brightest of the bright…but few of them understand the first thing about money. These young people will go onto stellar careers in orthodontics, while having little idea of how to run their own businesses. But help is now at hand! Drawing on the knowledge of some of the most storied investors in the business world, as well as his own successful investment history, Dr. Burrow breaks down the fundamentals of investing and delivers them in bite-sized, digestible bits. His lessons in saving, lifestyle, compounding, how to read financial statements, and how to value a business are absolutely essential to understanding how to make good investment choices. Breezy and fun to read, the skillfully crafted individual lessons and well-chosen excerpted material illuminate the darkest corners of investment strategy. Dr. Burrow’s pathway to financial freedom will be invaluable to young people just starting their careers…though it’s never too late to profit from the lessons he has to teach.

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Dr. Jack Burrow 119734000033344168 2017-04-24 21:20:39.718670 Business & Economics, Personal Finance/Business & Economics, Personal Finance, Investing/Business & Economics, Personal Finance, Money Management
Polly And Her Magical Hat

Meet Polly: sometimes silly, but always so jolly. One day Polly finds a special hat, a magical one at that, and off she goes chanting “Rat-A-Pat-Tat!” With her special hat, it seems as though Polly can do almost anything: hide a ball, a brush, and her mom’s big hoop earrings...until one day she loses it. What will Polly do without her magical hat? Read the beautiful rhyming text of this narrative, and feel the energy from the vibrant and playful illustrations, right until the surprise ending that not only warms the heart, but also leaves a bit of magic in the soul.

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Hema Rajawat 119734000029971721 2017-04-24 16:17:36.315460 Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance/Juvenile Fiction, Stories In Verse/Juvenile Fiction, Readers, Beginner
Steal. Kill. Destroy.: Book 2 of the Forgiveness Series

Book 2 of the Forgiveness Series

Barely two years ago, Melody Harrison fled her shocking past. The daughter of a pastor, Melody disgraced herself in the eyes of her family and their congregation when she had an affair with her sister’s husband and bore his child.

Starting over in Chicago, Melody now seeks forgiveness, not from others, but from herself. In her attempt to heal from the pain she has caused she unexpectedly falls in love with devastatingly handsome pastor Tyler Deen, the son of Pastor Charles Deen of the mega church, Green Pastures. Tyler loves Melody in return, and is unaware of her secret. But everything hidden eventually comes to light and when Tyler learns about Melody’s scandalous past he is not sure he can accept her, despite his own family’s dark history.

First Lady Amelia Deen, will do anything to maintain the Deen’s false image as the poster family of the Christian world including sabotaging Tyler and Melody’s relationship and ignoring her daughter Peyton’s battle with hurt and depression, which will lead her down a deadly path.

In this whirlwind second installment of the Forgiveness Series, filled with equal parts divinity and deception, the enemy has come to steal, kill, and destroy. The whole armor of God will be needed to protect and heal both families.

Inspiring and uplifting, Steal. Kill. Destroy. is ultimately about faith and forgiveness, and that despite our transgressions, we can leave the past behind if we put our trust in love.

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Shani Mixon 119734000033532803 2017-04-21 22:30:43.558200 Fiction, African American, Christian/Fiction, Christian, Romance/Fiction, African American, Contemporary Women
Landestreu, An Odyssey: The Story of a Family over Time

The eighteenth century saw Prussia, Russia, and Austria competing for prominence in Central and Eastern Europe. Each sought to expand its territory by annexing weaker states. This led to the first partition of Poland in 1772 and subsequently to invitations from the three great powers to land-hungry farmers in German territories to move to their recently-acquired territories.

Norman Threinen relates the story of one of his ancestors, Magnus Nerbass, who answered Austria's call for colonists for its new province of Galicia. His life and that of his descendants over the following hundred years in the village of Landestreu is the focus of the first part of the book. When Landestreu could not accommodate the succeeding generation, colonists looked to nearby Bukovina for new opportunities. Soon a cluster of colonies arose which centred in Katharinendorf. Also attracted were colonists from central Bukovina, including another of Threinen's ancestors, Philipp Brandt. As news of cheap land in Western Canada reached this cluster of colonies, Brandt and his five daughters and their spouses lead the movement to a new Landestreu in Eastern Saskatchewan, constituted not by a village but a church community.

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Norman J. Threinen 119734000039461249 2017-04-18 15:49:38.360640 History, Europe, Austria & Hungary/Technology & Engineering, Agriculture, Organic/Biography & Autobiography, Historical
When Worlds Collide 2 1/2

So, as we have already often suggested, sit down to make yourself comfortable, wither it’s just for the passing of some normally boring time during anything such as a road trip or just waiting for a favorite program to show up on television. Get ready to flashback to an era in time and place known as kindergarten, a location that had allowed you to experience and utilize a craft acquired when we were still protected from a grownup world. Our latest adventures have provided a virtually ‘full circle; opportunity to experience an ability acquired during that special time. Who knows’, something which can only be shown through the combination of hands on and repetition, might eventually end up having you recognized as one of the worlds’ greatest kindergarten stay inside the liners.

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James Davies Sr. Sr. 119734000019901465 2017-04-18 15:47:07.262000 Humor, Form, Comic Strips & Cartoons/Humor, Topic, Adult/Humor, Topic, Relationships
Tracking Consciousness Before Birth and Beyond

Tracking Consciousness Before Birth and Beyond is based on the author’s recollection of his conscious life before birth. In the 1st part of the book, the author narrates the memories. In the 2nd part, he explains and analyses the narrative from the adult point of view and shows its relationship to the scientific and empirical knowledge of life. In the 3rd, he discusses in depth the various events in the prenatal period such as conception, recognition of food as a source of energy and body building substance, starting the heart, building the brain and body, power of the life force, tree of life, the unborn’s innate intelligence in the timing and execution of its birth and others. Going “beyond”, the author reveals a plausible theory of the origin of life on Earth based on the quantum concept of the sun’s energy as its life force and its awareness as consciousness, evolution as a creative act and more. The book should be of interest to life scientists as well as laymen and those seeking life understanding and self-realization.

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Jaroslav Vlcek DSc. 119734000022236524 2017-04-17 22:25:30.801600 Philosophy/Philosophy, Free Will & Determinism/Philosophy, Mind & Body
Green Mackinaw: In Europe 1954-55

A curious and earnestly spiritual Mennonite student at the university of British Columbia leaves for an exchange year in Europe in 1954. Decades later a crusty octogenarian looks back on his idealistic youth through that one year of study and travel. The reader of the memoir is taken back to post-World War II Europe, which was still in reconstruction. Rich art and architecture appears on every hand, as well as many intriguing landscapes. The student observes it all with a sense of wonder; he accumulated hundreds of photographs and a substantial diary. He finds a different and challenging system at the University of Hamburg, he explored a broad swath from England to Crete. The lessons learned deeply influenced subsequent travel to many countries with his wife and family. In 1954-55 he began to question some of his beliefs but also developed a passion for places that would lead into a lengthy and respected career in Human Geography. Green Mackinaw struggles against clichés and conventions; it is also full of wit and humour, it delights and informs.

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Alfred H. Siemens 119734000035059353 2017-04-17 17:34:59.671090 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/History, Historical Geography/Travel, Europe
Snot, Snails and Salamander Tails

The troll is having a bad week. He has a runny nose, a headache, and those noisy grandkids of Grandpa Gruff keep tap dancing on the bridge above his pot of stew. If he could just trick them into his pot, then his stew would be much tastier than the snot, snails and salamander tails that he has to eat every day.

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Ann Campbell 119734000036698479 2017-04-17 17:31:49.068820 Juvenile Fiction, Readers, Beginner/Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories/Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore
Ippy the Centipede

Read along and sing along with Ippy the Centipede to see all that he needs to be a happy little bug!

Ippy will delight babies, preschool children and early readers as they discover the treasures that bring joy to childhood.

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Mary MacKinnon 119734000031692665 2017-04-17 17:29:38.691240 Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Insects, Spiders, Etc./Juvenile Fiction, Stories In Verse/Juvenile Fiction, Readers, Beginner
Flight Lines: Assorted lies, recollections and war stories

Almost forty years of professional flying in more than a dozen aircraft types—from supersonic RCAF jet fighters to helicopters to B747s—along with summer flying training while attending The Royal Military College of Canada, a solid career on the flight decks of a fleet of Air Canada aircraft, RCAF/Government VIP Challenger flights transporting heads of state and royal houses, and a career finishing in the left seat of the Boeing 767 comprise the high-flying highlights of retired Captain A. Kent Smerdon’s career as a pilot. And it makes for a fascinating read.

Here, find a highly personal collection of airborne war stories that capture the experience of a career spent on many different kinds of wings. Flight Lines: Assorted Lies, Recollections, and War Stories is fast-paced and delightfully studded with personal touches, high drama, and thundering humour. Readers are treated to the inside experiences of a flying man, complete with intimate insights, technical asides and a steady current of entertaining stories about the enduringly compelling adventures of a full-throttle life airborne.

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Captain (Retd) A. Kent Smerdon 119734000038148211 2017-04-17 17:14:59.408760 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Transportation, Aviation, Commercial/Transportation, Aviation, Piloting & Flight Instruction
My Life as Sisyphus: Memoir of an Expatriate in the Caribbean

Armed with a graduate degree in Biological Sciences, the author leaves for the Caribbean to join her husband who has been recruited to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Excited at the prospect of living in this vibrant culture, her enthusiasm to make a contribution is challenged as she encounters the difficulties facing a society in transition. Once they begin a family the challenges increase and she finds herself gradually isolated. Writing about her experiences and documenting the obstacles faced raising her children provide new insights into the subtleties of a multi-racial society.

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Catharina van Leeuwen 119734000032944317 2017-04-17 17:12:49.503190 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Family & Relationships, Children With Special Needs/Family & Relationships, Prejudice
Out of Darkness

A youthful Paddy escapes his Irish homeland to avoid persecution for avenging his father’s murder. He learned dog handling and formed strong emotional ties with German Shepherd dogs while in seclusion at an uncle’s farm in England. Subsequently, he joined The French Foreign Legion and thereafter became a mercenary soldier. His adventures create a remarkably fascinating story.

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Margitta Maud 119734000036832108 2017-04-17 17:11:06.022150 Fiction/Fiction, War & Military/Fiction, Action & Adventure
The Chronicles of Time: The Confliction

Lama and Lamie, extraordinary child-geniuses, are living out their dreams. They are studying in a world-class German university and working together for an international spy agency called SPION. Their thirteenth birthday is just around the corner. Best of all their arch-nemesis The Caped Genius, has disappeared for over 9 years. Suddenly they are asked to embark on an urgent mission, one of puzzling origins.

Before they can solve their new case a war erupts, almost out of nowhere, which threatens to engulf the entire world. The resourceful girls assemble their families and friends in a desperate attempt to complete their mission before it is too late.

As the pieces begin to come together, nothing is as it seems. Order is replaced with suspicion and former friends become enemies. The world as they know it will surely end if they cannot complete their mission, and solve the mystery in time.

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Jeffrey K. Martinovic 119734000043006145 2017-04-13 22:12:03.851510 Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure/Juvenile Fiction, Mysteries & Detective Stories/Juvenile Fiction
Bankruptcy: Why Your Neighbor Had to File

Your debt has piled high. You’re standing on the precipice of financial collapse. Whether caused by a sudden catastrophic event, failed decision, or from a culmination of a slow, steady slide into debt default, you’re facing down the possibility of bankruptcy. You’re not alone.

Eight to ten million Americans are expected to file bankruptcy during the next five years. Most are unaware that the seeds of their financial destruction have already been sown. It’s only a matter of time before their massive debt loads become unmanageable and an unexpected shock thrusts them over the edge. Learn the Top 10 reasons people file for bankruptcy and protect yourself from the impending fall.

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Robert V. Schaller 119734000009538357 2017-04-13 16:50:00.111220 Business & Economics, Personal Finance/Self-Help/Law, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Life with Mommy... and her Girlfriend

Sometimes life looks like this...

Everyone loves each other in this family. The book was illustrated by two young girls. It is an interactive story representing their viewpoint on what life looks like when their mommy is dating a woman. This book is intended to help teachers share details about diversity in families, as well as mothers assisting their children to understand and appreciate the relationship between their mother and her new girlfriend.

What does your family look like?

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Noreen Spagnol 119734000033039011 2017-04-11 19:12:20.894250 Juvenile Nonfiction, Activity Books/Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Homosexuality/Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Dating & Sex
From My Heart and Her Hand

This extraordinary book was written by a married couple, Gary and Yvonne Betts. What makes it so remarkable is that one of the pair, Yvonne, actually passed away before the writing process began.

Gary and Yvonne are kindred spirits, which is to say they are eternally linked to one another, and have lived many lifetimes in each other’s company. After Yvonne died from liver cancer in this most recent life together, her spirit returned to Gary, who had been cultivating his exceptional abilities to communicate with spirits. They have been sharing a unique existence ever since, raising a large spirit family together.

Their children—whom Gary and Yvonne believe will be their kids in their next living life—are all the spirits of victims of murder at the hands of relatives, often their fathers. They have been entrusted to Gary and Yvonne’s care because of this couple’s special sensitivity to their between-worlds plights.

For individuals with a curiosity about spirits and ghosts, this book is a must-read. In it, Gary shares the secrets of this post-corporeal existence as shared with him by Yvonne, whose death has put her in a position to provide unique insight from the other side. Where much of the popular culture exploring this topic is speculative, this book offers a rare, first-hand account facilitated by Yvonne’s continued participation in Gary’s life. As such, From My Heart and Her Hand offers readers an unprecedented understanding of what it means to die and to live among the world of spirits.

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Yvonne Betts 119734000038815229 2017-04-11 19:10:42.395330 Body, Mind & Spirit, Angels & Spirit Guides/Body, Mind & Spirit, Reincarnation/Body, Mind & Spirit, Spiritualism
Life Lessons of Elizabeth Hille

Elizabeth Hille was a strong-willed, resourceful, straight-talking woman who lived to help others and share the lessons she had learned. In this powerful and unique memoir, published after her death, she offers compelling snapshots of her journey through a challenging life of single parenting, hard work and looking for love. Her passion for alternative health practices propelled her to offer her advice and services to all who needed them, and she helped countless people recover from illnesses to live fuller, happier lives. Never one to mince words or suffer fools, Elizabeth Hille’s story is her final gift of love to the world. She is sure to inspire you with her authentic voice and her adamant belief that miracles really do exist.

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Elizabeth N. Hille 119734000037288087 2017-04-11 19:06:37.393960 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Women
The Family Album: Reminiscing About the Past

A searing, emotional and inspiring memoir, The Family Album: Reminiscing About the Past tells the story of a resilient family living in Russia during some of the country’s darkest and most difficult history. With photographs dating from the end of the 19th to the end of the 20th century, the book tells the powerful and sometimes heartbreaking stories of four families trying to survive during the Russian Revolution, the Great Purge and The Great Patriotic War. With skilful and engaging storytelling, this memoir details the rich history of the time through photos while telling personal stories, such as how the author’s own father perished while fighting for his country and how she and her mother survived the Leningrad Blockade. Despite the hardships faced by the family, this book still brims with hope, enthusiasm and patriotism and offers its readers an uplifting lesson in history and the strength of the human spirit.

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Veronica B. Gamburg 119734000002365786 2017-04-11 18:45:44.388920 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Historical
Through My Eyes

Ellie grew up on a dirt farm in Ontario with only brothers, no sisters.

She had five children by the time she was twenty one and a drunken husband who she ran away from. She took her children west as far as the road would go, and went from waiting tables, to slinging drinks, then on to nursing. Eventually driving trucks for better money. Her children now numbered seven. Men were her down fall, most of them wanted her children more than her. With trucking she was in a mans' world in a time when it was not acceptable, but with perseverance and just plain bull headedness she made her mark.

Finding the pit falls and how she came over them, and still kept her seven children together under one roof on her own.

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Ellie O'Malley 119734000041444061 2017-04-11 18:44:01.616840 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Women