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 Sailor Moon Reflections: The inside story of the original recordings of the English version of Sailor Moon

The work of a voice artist isn't necessarily what it may seem to the viewer or listener. It is a craft that is learned through intense study and practice. The cast of Sailor Moon were paragons of this art form and reveal their techniques in accomplishing their roles in this book. This is the inside story of the English recording of Sailor Moon and will make the reader aware of the arduous work that actually took place to achieve this groundbreaking series that still receives continuing adoration. Anyone with an ambition to be a voice actor, or any fan of the series should read this book. It will open your eyes to a career that is exciting, fun and ultimately rewarding. It was written by Roland Parliament, the director of 65 episodes of Sailor Moon who was there every long day of the recording process. His observations will enlighten you to the very tough work the actors went through to bring to life a program that would become such a highly successful and entertaining series.

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Roland Parliament 119734000013252116 2014-08-20 15:21:36.177480 Performing Arts, Animation/Performing Arts, Film & Video, Direction & Production/Performing Arts, Business Aspects
God’s Miracle: A Story of Faith in the Face of Loss

God’s Miracle: A Story of Faith in the Face of Loss is a lovingly written memoir about a young girl growing up in rural Manitoba who faces the loss of her grandparents at a young age and then her mother from a tragic car accident. We journey with young Darlene as she faces school bullying and physical assault; gains a new mother and several siblings over the years; almost loses her life to poisoning on her way to Bible college; and, ultimately matures into an independent modern Mennonite woman who marries a fellow devout Christian. Much as they both want a large family that is not their destiny. They are given one gift, a medical miracle daughter they name Tirzah.

God’s Miracle is a story of unbending faith in the face of eight known miscarriages and the healthy birth of a daughter who changed medical literature. It is also a story about profound loss, grief, abiding love and finding life purpose.

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Darlene Wiebe 119734000014352734 2014-08-20 15:17:08.785380 Biography & Autobiography, Religious/Health & Fitness, Pregnancy & Childbirth/Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement
George the Giraffe

This isn't just about how animals live, but hidden in these pages are stories that tell you to listen to your parent, not talk to strangers and help one another. It was so much fun writing. Life is a gift, enjoy it!

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Anita Dwyer 119734000015101499 2014-08-20 15:14:18.579520 Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Mammals
Across a Prairie Sky

Ellen is a 14 year old girl living on a farm in rural Manitoba at the beginning of the last century. When she was 7 years old her Dad told her that the beautiful Morgan mare that he’d just traded for a sow pig was hers. She can hardly believe it and after she enjoys an exhilarating ride around the pasture on the horse’s back, she names the horse Nell and the love between girl and horse begins. Even though her parents struggle to pay the back taxes on their farm, they are still in jeopardy of losing it to auction and Ellen is terrified that Nell will be sold to pay for the overdue property taxes. Ellen dreams of faraway places and adventures with a longing only the young can understand but throughout the family’s difficulties with keeping their farm, the trauma of caring for and losing their horses to a deadly disease and as she grows and leaves home she discovers that her roots are firmly planted with her family and in the rich texture of home life that she was raised in.

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Karen Poirier 119734000013076185 2014-08-20 15:02:40.180120 Fiction, Coming Of Age/Fiction, Cultural Heritage/Juvenile Fiction, Family, Multigenerational
The Last Contrail

A life of long-haul flying has delivered Captain John Diamond heart-pounding thrills and soul-crushing loneliness. From a fledgling first officer on his initial training flight, to a senior Captain drawing on the last of his strength as he struggles to bring his crippled airliner safely home, The Last Contrail offers a dramatic and gripping look at the final flight of Captain John Diamond.

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William J. Hardy 119734000006940778 2014-08-20 14:59:01.405070 Fiction, Suspense/Fiction, Technological/Fiction, Action & Adventure
Get Back to Work: Smart & Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move

Job hunting: a phrase that might conjure up bleak images of firing off résumés into a void , only to have to wait, and wait, and wait blindly for a catch . . . Well, it’s time to step into today’s smart and savvy real-world strategies to make your next career move!

In this cutting-edge guide, recruiting, career and social media expert Melissa Washington kicks the myth of the “dreaded job hunt” to the curb, and shares the most effective current-day methods that put the unemployed back into the driver’s seat.

Get Back to Work is a no-frills book designed with practical, straightforward, and innovative tips to keep you ahead of the pack.

—Learn how to effectively use social media to set yourself apart from the crowd.

—Leverage your existing network and how to build a stronger network.

—Find out how to tap into commonly overlooked employment outlets to get a leg up on the competition.

Whether you’re a fresh college graduate, a military veteran, transitioning back into the workforce, or just someone, like so many, who is between jobs, this book lays out the essentials candidly and in a simple, step-by-step fashion to help you maximize your shot at securing your ideal position. Now it’s all about getting you back to work!

BONUS! LinkedIn Checklist, Looking for Work Checklist, Job and Networking Resource list, Veteran Resource list.

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Melissa Washington 119734000014840822 2014-08-20 14:56:04.331020 Business & Economics, Careers, Job Hunting/Reference, Personal & Practical Guides/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success
Workbook On The Plan Of God

If there is a God, why did He allow man to fall? If God is omnipotent, why does He allow Satan to exist in his creation? If God is love, why does He threaten us with hell? Why can’t God just make everything alright? These are a few of the provocative questions which are currently asked of Christianity.

With his groundbreaking debut book, “WORKBOOK On The Plan Of God”, author Pastor Larry B. Patrick, TH.D., offers a comprehensive theological response based on the essence of God. Through forty years of research and study, Dr. Patrick has discovered the answer to the all allusive mystery of sovereignty and freewill existing among all orders of sentient universal life as well as answers to many of Christian theology’s biggest mysteries. As Romans 8:21 states, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.; Dr. Patrick boldly proclaims and affirms “Why” the Church is both the beginning and the end of God’s plan for creation and why all of God’s creation endowed with the freedom of choice earnestly awaits the eternal destiny of the manifest sons of God.

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Pastor Larry B. Patrick, TH.D. 119734000011943300 2014-08-20 14:52:48.415240 Religion, Christian Church/Religion, Christian Education/Religion, Christian Theology
The Marriage MBA : The 7 Things You Need to Know about Dating and Relationships

John is a life-long learner with varied interests and background. He progressed from apprentice electrician, journeyman to project foreman and into teaching - just as his first marriage ended. Between marriages John earned an education degree and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. He studied both career and mate selection and put his academic skills to work in finding his ideal mate. His focus in dating for 6 years was on identifying women with long-lasting and stable traits known to result in successful relationships which eventually led him to marrying a Social Worker. Together they moved to rural SW Alberta where John built their home in the foothills. His wife invested her time in her new career and progressed to Senior Management with the Alberta Government. In his fifty’s John shifted into Finance, becoming a Certified General Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Planner and Canadian Investment Manager - specializing in investment management. His varied careers have convinced him that every choice in sex partner, business partner and even your room-mate can impact the remainder of your life – even to the point of financial ruin and depression.

Long-term relationships are a huge investment in both yourself and your life partner so it makes a lot of sense to be choosy. “Working together with similar values and goals is what keeps us together”, says John. John and his second wife have just celebrated their 36th Anniversary in their two-career marriage with three grown children.

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John B. Jensen 119734000013739503 2014-08-20 14:48:58.170620 Family & Relationships, Marriage/Family & Relationships, Love & Romance/Self-Help
I'm So Proud of You

This book appeals to children 3-6 who are trying to do things, but it doesn’t always work out right.To develop good self esteem, children need to hear “I’m so proud of you” more than they usually do. Children can relate to the child in the story, whose Mom is proud of him even when things don’t go exactly right and they will appreciate the surprise twist at the end.

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Dianne Latchaw 119734000014390369 2014-08-20 14:46:11.701600 Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Emotions & Feelings
Make a Magic Wish

Marlene loves birds, especially a little nuthatch called Mert, who she has fed all winter from her bedroom window. With some magical help, Mert takes Marlene on an amazing adventure high up into the treetops. Marlene sees things she has never seen before. Late at night Marlene realizes she is far from home and her mother doesn’t know where she is. It will take some more magic to get her back home.

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Nancy Smith 119734000003416284 2014-08-19 17:27:30.214000 Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Birds/Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Friendship
On Second Thought: A Collection - Faith Hope Charity

Experience is the essence of life. Cotton fields, angels, rivers and trees, deserted Orphans; the author finds them all in the human heart. Our omnipresent God, liberty, freedom and love expressed by the never-ending ways of a child.

A collection that slows the reader down, softens the rough edges, and touches the heart with words that describe and reveal the common threads which bind us all together in thought and the hope that is within us all.

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Vernon Bobo 119734000015074083 2014-08-19 17:20:43.043490 Religion, Christian Life, Inspirational/Poetry, American/Music, Religious, Christian
The Happy Friday Email

So, how many emails would you say you receive in a week that you ACTUALLY look forward to reading? If you don’t include personal emails, then probably not many. Well, within this book – you will find 52 emails to enjoy. One for every Friday in the year! Let’s make one thing clear: this book is like no other book that you’ve read. It’s not a typical cookie-cutter type book. Through “engaging” email conversations with the readers, the author inspires them to think outside the box, to love fiercely and to above all, enjoy every day. The emails are a breath of fresh air that allow the readers to find a quick and entertaining way to take their minds off of the daily grind and their woes. Sometimes the ideas are fun and upbeat, or sometimes the ideas will transform the way the reader may view his or her own life. Then there will be times when the reader will just enjoy a laugh out loud moment that is described through the author’s wild and wacky sense of humor and how she views life. This book does good for the soul. The author writes with a tell-it-like-it-is approach to life through her own life experiences. She connects to the reader through her willingness to be open and vulnerable, and to fully appreciate the wonders of everyday life.

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Linda Lapointe 119734000011205093 2014-08-19 17:18:25.280470 Biography & Autobiography, Women/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography
Ana's Day

Ana’s Day is about a four year old girl, who accompanies her mother on a series of errands in a small town in Mexico. Ana’s world comes to life through the colorful clay sculptures made by artisans living in Ocumicho in the state of Michoacán, México.

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El dia de Ana es el cuento de una niña, de cuatro años, que acompaña a su mamá en los mandados cotidianos en un pueblo pequeño en México. El mundo de Ana lleva una vivacidad a través de las esculturas policromadas de barro hechas por los artesanos que viven en el pueblo de Ocumicho en el estado de Michoacán.

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Eileen Wasow 119734000013779037 2014-08-18 20:30:39.820650 Foreign Language Study, Spanish/Juvenile Fiction, School & Education
Destiny's Gate: Book Two, Paige Maddison Series

Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.

Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution.

But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity?

Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.

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Lee Bice-Matheson 119734000015147057 2014-08-18 20:13:29.194150 Fiction, Ghost/Fiction, Thrillers/Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
The Sandar Galaxy: The Abduction

MOLLY Dansworth is anything but a typical young American woman. Her father, the Secretary of State, has designs on the presidency, and her mother – a blue blooded elite and equally ambitious – will stop at nothing to consolidate their power on Earth, including allowing their unsuspecting daughter to be abducted by an alien captor on her 27th birthday. Molly’s DNA proves essential to the inhabitants of the planet Naxzoree in the Sandar Galaxy in their quest to defeat their fiercest rivals on Xanar. Molly’s abduction goes unnoticed by all but her best friend Adam, who works tirelessly to try to find her. At first entirely alone and disoriented by her new surroundings, Molly soon discovers an underground network of allies who offer to assist her on both Naxzoree and Xanar, but how can she know who to trust? She risks merciless certain death if she is caught attempting escape, but her fate will be equally frightening if she doesn’t try. This impossible choice is hers alone to make – will she get home alive, and will peace or chaos reign in the outer galaxies?

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Veronica Silverman 119734000014062154 2014-08-18 19:13:21.196700 Fiction/Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary/Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
Caressing Isis: A love chronicle

Wayne Lacombe is searching for love, recklessly, yet the relationships he pursues repeatedly end in calamity and disaster. The journey begins with a failed marriage, from which Wayne has learned little, and proceeds through a series of comic encounters with local women and a Japanese exchange student. In each episode this loveable rogue comes to understand, if only momentarily, his flaws and inadequacies. His major realization occurs in Egypt where he confronts the goddess Isis and returns to Canada to begin his healing. He meets Sarah who slowly brings him to an understanding of the female mystique and the power of human love. A tragic act of nature leaves him pondering his future on the Chilkoot pass.

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Rick Howell 119734000015413005 2014-08-14 15:00:28.642560 Fiction, Humorous/Fiction, Coming Of Age/Family & Relationships, Friendship
The Necessities of Life

When Father Bao finds an abandoned newborn, shades of his own past come back to haunt him. While the police search for the child’s parents, Bao struggles with how to better serve his community, despite detractors from within his own parish. The gritty realities of urban life expose the hidden biases that threaten to tear his congregation and the community apart.

In The Necessities of Life, Gordon Self reflects on contemporary social justice issues to tell a story of Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside that glows with humanity, dignity, and compassion. Far from abandoning those in greatest need, Self shows how we each have a burden to bear, and that beyond social differences is a shared humanity that binds us together.

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Gordon Self 119734000015852835 2014-08-14 14:55:35.949070 Fiction, Urban Life/Fiction, Mystery & Detective/Fiction, Psychological
Drawing: for Scaredycats

William (Bill) Irish is an experienced art director, film director, writer, illustrator and graphic designer. He has retired from fifty years of work in commercial art and now enjoys freelance work and private projects.

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William Irish 119734000015639306 2014-08-14 14:50:36.487980 Juvenile Nonfiction, Art, Drawing/Art, Techniques, Drawing/Art, Techniques, Life Drawing
Guerrilla Communications

Guerrilla Communications explores communications strategies for a 21st Century organization -- the do's and dont's of successful strategic communications. It looks at the role of the Spokesperson, and how s/he should be supported by an organization that has excellent internal communications, where all staff contribute to and benefit from successful strategic communications, as well as strong interaction with key stakeholders and audiences. The book features a number of real-life scenarios to enable readers to witness the author's main points first hand.

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Eduardo del Buey 119734000015283468 2014-08-13 17:30:55.969530 Business & Economics, Public Relations/Business & Economics, Organizational Behavior/Business & Economics, Information Management
Let Scholarships Pay the Way

The ultimate goal of a college student should be to let scholarships pay the way. There are millions of dollars in grants and scholarships waiting for students like you. The average student who is serious about winning money for college earns about $5,000 to $8,000 using the Andrews System, and a number of students have even won $60,000 to $80,000 or more. Winning scholarships is the way to pay for college tuition, books and fees, but there is more to it. In Let Scholarships Pay the Way, the author’s Andrews System guides readers through the scholarship application process and also offers essential tips on other ways to earn and save money throughout their college years and beyond.

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Eve-Marie Andrews 119734000010388071 2014-08-13 17:28:59.851130 Education, Counseling/Education, Finance/Education, Higher