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 Still: Volume 2: The DeLaine Reynolds Journey

DeLaine is in 7th grade at Samson High. She is 12 and on the verge of turning 13; a milestone. Learning about the changes she’s feeling in her body and mind, DeLaine realizes that physical feelings don’t always mean true love, as she thought when she was younger. Nevertheless, she develops feelings for Kevin Strong, her psychopathic stepbrother’s best friend and “King” of 8th grade. If he wasn’t untouchable for one reason - Geoffrey’s jealousy - then he is untouchable for his difference in age and status. Kevin doesn’t share her thoughts about their relationship being taboo. DeLaine is obliged to push Kevin away to minimize the abuse she will endure if her stepbrother ever knows her true feelings for his best friend. She has a budding friendship with one of the popular girls, Bailey Rains, and is surprised when Bailey shows nothing but warmth and kindness to a “complete zero” like her. DeLaine’s self-esteem gradually begins to develop as she spends more time with Bailey. Just when her life seems to be on an even keel, her stepmother comes home from the mental hospital. DeLaine’s new defiance allows her a different way to deal with the abuse she constantly receives from her step-monsters as she navigates adolescence.

The first book in the series is Dust in the Wind and occurs just after the tornado of Terrible Tuesday, April 10th, 1979 in Wichita Falls, TX. The journey of DeLaine Reynolds continues as she navigates the first half of 7th grade at Samson High.

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SaDonna Rogers 119734000015671497 2014-10-22 14:51:21.491240 Fiction, Coming Of Age/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Adolescence/Family & Relationships, Abuse
Franchising Demystified: The Definitive Franchise Handbook.

Whether you are considering getting into a franchise, or have made the commitment, Franchising Demystified provides you with a deep understanding of the franchisee-franchisor relationship. This definitive franchise handbook provides you with the tools to effectively assess the right franchise opportunity for you and then maximize your return on investment.

Loaded with practical tips, Franchising Demystified helps you:

• Identify the best franchise opportunities

• Determine if franchising is right for you

• Fully understand your rights under the license model

• Improve and build upon the franchisee-franchisor relationship

• Succeed and grow a successful, profitable business

Real-life examples let you learn from other people's mistakes and experiences. Franchising Demystified is a must read for anyone considering buying a franchise or currently a franchisee!

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Wayne Maillet 119734000016335436 2014-10-22 14:48:59.552710 Business & Economics
The Concept of Justice in Islam

The book is laid out to outline the Islamic standpoint on justice and it's high standard.

This manuscript will attempt to clarify a major misconception that has gained widespread acceptance in some academic circles. The misconception is that the Muslim judge judges blindly according to a rigid set of outdated laws without giving due consideration to what is in the best interest of either the public or in upholding the rights of a person.

Finally, it will seek to demonstrate how the ethical standards that govern the conduct and office of the qadi reinforces the public trust and confidence in the Islamic judicial system as a whole. Given that the Islamic judiciary does not have the powers of the sword or the purse - powers that are reserved for the executive and the legislative branches of government - respect is said to be the greatest strength of the institution itself.Islamic law requires a Muslim judge (hakim or qadi) to conform to the highest ethical standards both in their personal conduct and in issuing rulings that are just and seen to be just.

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Safraz Bacchus 119734000016058070 2014-10-22 14:46:28.310800 Religion, Biblical Studies, Prophets/Religion, Islam, Koran & Sacred Writings
Rising Stars

Delilah is your average college student struggling to pay rent and looking forward to graduation. Living in a loft apartment with her best friend Tatyana, there isn’t much excitement in her life. This all changes when she is cornered in an alley by a man with black wings. She fears for her life but is saved by two angel brothers, Aden and Gabel. Delilah quickly learns that the two brothers may be her only chance at survival and with the struggle of one brother loving her and the other seeming to want nothing to do with her, she finds herself needing both of them as she embarks on a life threatening and changing adventure. Join Delilah in the first book of the Rising Stars Trilogy.

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L.M. Williams 119734000014187234 2014-10-22 14:42:10.485390 Fiction, Romance, Fantasy/Fiction, Christian, Fantasy/Fiction, Occult & Supernatural
Only a Prayer Away

A single year can shape a person for life. For Michael Parisi, growing up in Staten Island, 1976 was such a year, with unprecedented highs, like celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of his nation, and devastating lows, like mourning the loss of something he thought would last forever.

Gaetano "Guy" Burtone takes his readers back to a time when America's youth had yet to become jaded and tough―too cool to look up to their heroes or openly express anything but derision. He has created a novel with faith, heart, and humor, characters with whom one cannot help but empathize and grow to love, and invites you to share in their journey, which is Only a Prayer Away.

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Gaetano J. Burtone 119734000015592567 2014-10-22 14:38:38.089930 Fiction, Coming Of Age/Fiction, Family Life/Fiction
History of St. Mark's Anglican Church: 175 Years of Worship in Orangeville

St. Mark’s Anglican Church began as a log church on the First Line in Mono Township in 1837. Founder Seneca Ketchum was a fiery lay missionary and with his wealthy nephew they also built a stone church in 1854 on the site of St. Mark’s today on First Avenue in Orangeville. In 2012, St. Mark’s celebrated 175 years of dedicated service to the Town of Orangeville and surrounding communities. This is the third book about St. Mark’s that captures the exemplary cooperation between clergy and lay people in multiple ministries to young and old alike over the years. It is in this spirit of collegiality, that both clergy and lay have written this history book of their beloved church which the authors hope will both inform and inspire the faithful today and in the years to come.

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Nancy E. Claridge 119734000011546774 2014-10-22 14:34:48.752620 Religion, Christian Church/Religion, Christian Church, History/Religion, Christianity, Anglican
Clinical Pastoral Education in Verse

After an already long and prestigious career and the loss of her husband, Marva went back to school and received her Master of Divinity degree at the age of 55. Her advisor pointed her in the direction of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), a hands-on program which trains chaplains to work with people in need, and it was there that she found the inspiration to write poetry. She documents her CPE experience – from her application to her retirement – in this volume. Earnest, open, and vulnerable, the poems in this collection speak Rev. Newberry's truth about a period of monumental change in her life, and contain themes that anyone who has experienced her own renaissance can relate to.

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Marva Kaye Nilson-Newberry 119734000012252807 2014-10-22 14:32:09.052270 Poetry, Inspirational & Religious/Religion, Inspirational/Self-Help, Spiritual

When Anna Craig’s lover disappears, she hires hard nosed private eye Matt Burdock to locate the dork. Burdock finds the corpse with a cord wrapped around its neck. The ensuing investigation draws Burdock and Craig into an international intrigue that takes them from the streets of Toronto to the northern wilderness and forces each to consider whether the greater threat is the other or the killer.

Abetting Burdock are Street Pete who “would have been a strapping handsome man if he was able to care for himself”, his ex-navy buddies Ptomaine Tony “whose bar food is the stuff city health inspectors are paid to eradicate” and Big Steve who “was with Tony and me when we cleared the bikers out of the bar in Halifax”, his high school chum Broker Bob who “was an advocate of conspicuous consumption, he bought a sixty foot cruiser but he was afraid of water so he preferred to cruise the bar,” and first wife Eleanor who “only showed up at the church to see if I would be there”. All do not survive.

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Montgomery Hyde 119734000015310925 2014-10-22 14:29:31.623080 Fiction, Action & Adventure/Fiction, Mystery & Detective
Great Prayers of the Bible: How Almighty GOD’S Awesome Answers To These Great Prayers Bless Us Today!

GREAT PRAYERS of the BIBLE describes Almighty GOD’S spectacular answers to seventeen important prayers throughout the Old and New Testaments.

You’ll read how our heavenly Father intervened miraculously in the lives of David, Hannah, Elisha, Hezekiah, Cornelius, the apostles and others.

Mr. Grainger explains how each answered prayer was a fantastic blessing for that person and that generation. Then he shows how each of GOD’S answers – for example to Jesus Christ’s priestly prayer in John 17 – is BLESSING US TODAY!

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Peter Franklin Grainger 119734000013364172 2014-10-22 14:27:41.426750 Religion, Biblical Studies/Religion, Christian Life, Prayer/Religion, Prayer
The OTPNT* Poems: *On the Path Not Taken

The title (On the Path Not Taken) stems from Robert Frost's poem of close to the same name; but Mr. Villarreal's poems speak to the easier road most Americans choose to take: the urge for the good life ushers in the Crash of '29; the notion we are too privileged to be moved leads to our entry into WWII; our choice to honor inordinately tapers into the "personal" tragedy of '63; thirst for height as symbol for greatness spawns an unthinable 9/11. The OTPNT Poems piquantly tools away at these conceits; more, they question who we are as Americans.

We can see our past only dimly when not aware;

It strengthens the will, if antithetically, almost whimsically,

To our detriment—

And to our continual lack;

The measures we take from then on are much

Too angularly felt to transform—

Too estranged from us to matter.

Excerpt from the poem

A Beginning Time

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Val Villarreal, Jr. 119734000015301063 2014-10-22 14:20:38.118780 Poetry/Philosophy
Preemie Voices: Young men and women born very prematurely describe their lives, challenges and achievements

The birth of a very premature baby is a shock for parents. The immediate anxiety about whether their infant will survive quickly leads to concerns about their child’s future quality of life. In this inspiring and informative book, young people who were born weighing less than two pounds, three ounces provide candid and personal stories about their lives, challenges and accomplishments. Now in their thirties, these men and women were cared for at McMaster University Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, soon after the introduction of newborn intensive care. Dr. Saroj Saigal, a renowned and award-winning neonatologist at McMaster, adds several chapters that outline the history of neonatology, describes recent medical and technological innovations, and explains how many extremely premature babies go on to enjoy fulfilling lives. Her chapters give the answer of a caring specialist to the inevitable question, “What next?” Written for a lay audience, Preemie Voices will move you to tears of admiration and amazement at the remarkable resilience of these tiny survivors. This unique collection of stories will not only provide encouragement and hope for parents who have given birth to a tiny preemie, but will inspire others who will be in awe at the achievements of these infants – both with and without disabilities – who were born too early.

Watch the video documentary of a few participants from Preemie Voices at

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Saroj Saigal 119734000015498938 2014-10-22 14:18:48.270670 Medical, Perinatology & Neonatology/Social Science, Handicapped/Health & Fitness, Pregnancy & Childbirth
Adventures In Magic

A mystical plague has shifted the balance between magic and nature and puts all of existence in jeopardy. Anaman is not her world, but Tempest Storm has been summoned to join in a quest to save it, magic, and the Earth itself.

With no time to waste, and the help of unlikely allies, Tempest has to quickly learn the ways of Anaman, where monsters dwell and myths are real.

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Rebecca Janzen 119734000015727088 2014-10-20 21:33:26.861600 Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic/Fiction, Fantasy/Fiction
The Story of Saskatchewan School No. 99: The Lives and Times of Pioneers on the South Saskatchewan River

The Story of Saskatchewan School No. 99 is a unique portrayal of early education and the lives of settlers along the South Saskatchewan River. By weaving his own personal recollections with facts, anecdotes, and stories from interviews and other historical sources, author Bob Wahl has created a history book that will appeal to both historians and the general public. Outstanding photos and copies of historic documents help complete the story of a school established in 1887 and the settlers of Clark’s Crossing – many of whom were Old Colony Mennonites. Although a local history, this book will appeal to any Canadian interested in a portrait of the hardships, conflicts, and tragedies, as well as the successes and accomplishments of our country’s early pioneers.

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Bob Wahl 119734000013825446 2014-10-20 21:25:44.230300 History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867 To Present)/History, Social History/Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Heritage
Creative Streams: A Poet’s Musings

This collection of poems by debut author Mitzie Holstein reflects many of the universal themes that make up the human condition: love, fear, peace, war, growing up, faith, dreams and passions, falling in and out of love, marriage, family and friends, aging. These beautifully crafted poems will enlighten, encourage, motivate and inspire the reader to be kind and caring to all. At times funny, sad, light-hearted, introspective and ultimately optimistic, Creative Streams goes to the heart of life and living in twenty-first century America and the world at large.

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Mitzie Holstein 119734000016701381 2014-10-17 21:53:27.793930 Poetry, American
Treasured Tales of Billy and Friends

Billy is a tiny rocking horse who lives on a farm close to Vancouver, British Columbia. After Billy’s friends moved away, a dreary old barn became his new home. One day when Billy was very lonely, he squeezed his eyes tightly and wished he could run and play like a real pony. That night, Magic the Moon arrived with his bag of gold dust. He promised to grant the wish if Billy promised to be home, and in the barn every morning before sunrise. Billy has a new adventure ever evening now. His new friends are always fun and happy, even though they have to wake up to play with him. During the day, while rocking in his old stall, Billy smiles as he remembers the fun he had the night before, and how much he loves his magical life as a real pony.

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Judy Parrish 119734000010689036 2014-10-17 21:20:25.812330 Juvenile Fiction, Stories In Verse/Juvenile Fiction, Interactive Adventures/Juvenile Fiction
My Parents are Getting Divorced...Now What?

When parents divorce, it can feel like your whole world has come crashing down. You might believe you’re the victim and the cause - confused and lost. Overwhelmed beyond belief, where do you go? What can you do? My Parents are Getting Divorced...Now What? is a guide for you, the youth of families going through divorce. With a focus on maintaining health and happiness, this book helps you establish the foundation for success in your own life during such a traumatizing family situation. When things fall apart, the right tools will help you rebuild... and rise above.

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Seamus Morrison 119734000012107909 2014-10-17 21:16:53.355440 Juvenile Nonfiction, Family/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family, Marriage & Divorce/Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Issues, Adolescence
At the Garden's Gate: A Personal Guide to Self-Discovery in Growing a Sustainable Backyard Meadow, Working with Nature and the Land, Living the Wheel of Truths

At the Garden’s Gate is the story of one woman’s personal journey in creating a meadow, when going “green” wasn’t an everyday word. As the author follows her passion to learn about medicinal and edible plants, a meadow evolves that supports growth—both natural and personal. During this process, she reconnects with her Native American heritage, learning the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel and its teachings. This is a story of partnership with the land, a story of personal discovery and love of nature.

Stories—our personal narratives—have meanings on many levels. Using story in the ancient ways of her Native American elders, the author offers insight, wisdom and conveys an impetus to create connections with nature in our daily lives.

We are on the cusp of creating a new Earth, one of collaboration, of cooperative effort that recognizes our hearts. One our soul can align with.

The garden becomes our centering place. It beckons us through a gate of new understandings and growth. The garden’s gate offers us a doorway into our deeper self. The garden’s path offers a way to remember and to be with self, in stillness, meandering onto unknown pathways that can twist and turn but are filled with such beauty.

For that is who we are, co-creators, one with all of creation.

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Judith Dreyer 119734000015632253 2014-10-17 15:28:41.927250 Self-Help, Personal Growth/Health & Fitness, Herbal Medications/Gardening
Paths and Journeys: An original collection of short stories from the heart and soul of Eeyou Istchee, Cree Homeland

Like the light and the darkness of life, we all walk on both sides many times, taking our steps carefully and sometimes foolishly, where things may happen, either good, bad or both. I have walked in light and in darkness, and with those people who sometimes corrupted or enriched me. Nevertheless, they made me into the human being I am today. My Elder friends and teachers of times past have shared with me their great knowledge and wisdom. Sometimes I get hit with a thought, a revelation, into what they taught me while they were still in my life. I sometimes cry tears of happiness knowing in my heart that they taught me well, and have helped me to become a teacher like they once were to me. Life is a great mystery, but it evolves around you. You choose where to go, and sometimes find what you seek. Other times, it is not at all what you were expecting. The stories within this book are exciting, sad, mysterious, maddening, and may touch you right to the core of your heart and soul. Live with me for a little while and let’s journey into the life of the ancestors and those who may have accompanied them.

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Christopher Herodier Snowboy 119734000016317890 2014-10-16 19:00:14.152740 Fiction, Short Stories (Single Author)/History, Native American/Juvenile Fiction, People & Places, Canada, Native Canadian
Twilight and Sunrise

Twilight and Sunrise are two lonely mice. Read how they discover each other’s friendship and are never lonely again. Good friends happen when you least expect.

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Dolores Deckert O'Connell 119734000012723193 2014-10-15 20:48:56.918750 Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc./Juvenile Fiction, Nature & The Natural World
Nile in Denial

Nile in Denial is a book about the challenges and rewards of embracing change both physically and metaphorically. Nile is a stubborn caterpillar who resists change in all aspects of his existence until one day he meets an adventurous caterpillar who predicts the greatest transformation of his life! Dealing with this transformation forces Nile to break out of his comfort zone and work past his denial. After all, the one consistent thing in life is change. The book is an excellent learning tool for exploring what adaptation means in our own lives as well as a lesson in metamorphosis.

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Jessica Lynn Meath 119734000009706304 2014-10-15 20:46:20.397650 Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, New Experience/Juvenile Fiction, Nature & The Natural World/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars