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 A Man and His Books

This fun and whimsical tale shares the story of a man’s library coming to life while its owner is away. Readers will be delighted as the library’s residents hold nothing back in a true battle of wits. A Man and His Books is sure to entertain bookworms of all ages, as well as remind them of the classical beauty held within a good, old-fashioned publication.

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A.B. Chesler 119734000033871125 2016-12-07 16:57:04.246740 Juvenile Fiction, Stories In Verse/Juvenile Fiction, Books & Libraries/Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories
Mama Bear's Lullaby

Mama Bear's Lullaby is a sweet story of a mama bear's love and protection for her newborn baby bear. Each day Mama Bear teaches Baby Bear all he needs to know to survive and flourish in the woods. And each night Baby Bear falls asleep safe within the circle of his mama's love listening to her lullaby. But one day things change and Baby Bear finds himself all alone in the woods. He is scared and cold and cannot sleep knowing his mama is not nearby. Baby Bear wonders if he will ever hear his Mama's lullaby again.

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Loretta A Nelson 119734000036343373 2016-12-07 16:50:47.548580 Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Bears/Juvenile Fiction, Bedtime & Dreams
Please Don't Go: Volume 4: The DeLaine Reynolds Journey

DeLaine is embarking on an intense and surprising journey through the junior high jungle of 8th-grade. Now an upperclassman of the newly minted and rebuilt Milam Junior High, she, along with her best friend, Bailey Rains, encounter many new, wonderful and sometimes heartbreaking lessons in life.

DeLaine’s new life seems to begin almost the minute she walks into the doors of her school! Unbelievably, she is no longer invisible or it seems a peasant, in the school’s social hierarchy! DeLaine is finding that being part of the popular crowd is attainable to someone like her. She can’t believe her luck and how different her days as an 8th-grader compare to her miserable days as a 6th-grader. With her unusual year being a 7th-grader at Samson High School over, she is free to explore in a completely different group of friends than what she has ever known.

Her new group of friends includes Jax Garrett as an upstanding member in their midst. DeLaine’s crush from 6th-grade seems to confound her as much as Kevin Strong. Freshman, Kevin, is no longer in the same school with DeLaine and she feels his absence even with the attention she’s receiving from cute cowboy, Jax!

Her home life continues to be a roller coaster ride of insanity with occasional peeks of hope sprinkled throughout. Her step-mother, Clarice, seems to be happy with the caliber of friends DeLaine now has, which makes life a bit more bearable. She had hopes that since she would no longer be in the high school, her step-brother, Geoffrey would calm down as much as his mother has towards DeLaine, but he continues to run hot and cold no matter what she does in regards to his best friend Kevin Strong.

DeLaine’s life takes an unexpected twist half-way through her school year and she learns what true heartbreak is after receiving devastating news! How will she survive the huge changes coming into her life?

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SaDonna Rogers 119734000035189011 2016-12-07 16:36:19.651640 Fiction/Fiction, Sagas/Fiction, Romance, New Adult
I Dreamed About a Hippopotamus in a Lipstick Factory

Join eight year old Nicoletta and her most unusual friend Deloris in this heartwarming story of friendship, coping with change, finding value in your own unique gifts and talents, overcoming challenges, and realizing that you don’t have to be like everyone else to be special.

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Anne Braun 119734000024754171 2016-12-07 16:29:25.787400 Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Emotions & Feelings/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, New Experience/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Friendship
Thoughts, Dreams, and Poetry

Thoughts, Dreams, and Poetry, was created out of the will for creativity and exploratory imagination. it’s what I’ll call an artistic vagabond’s dream. For the painters, writers, musician, filmmaker’s of the new age, and for the scoundrels or misfit souls, looking for lantern to lead you home, this one is for you. I merely don’t create poetry, I create dreams, and for the reader who’s fascination has lead them down several turnpikes, the cost of a Kaleidoscopic rabbit hole, is most certainly worth the ride. Come with me and my twist and turns of humanity, and I’ll reveal the illusion of magic within us all.

"Thoughts, Dreams and Poetry is a thought-provoking, engaging poetry collection. I find your work reminiscent of beat poetry (for example, Allen Ginsberg’s work), and as such, it is a delight to read out loud. Your poems have a unique beat and rhythm that makes reading and/or hearing them most enjoyable." - Elizabeth Siegel

"Your poems are filled with careful word choices that evoke strong images...Within each poem, these distinct images slowly build upon each other until they mesh to reveal a 'bigger picture' with an observation, truth, or message for the reader. This is an effective and powerful way to share your creativity and vision with others." - Elizabeth Siegel

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Alie E. Kamara 119734000029374561 2016-12-07 16:25:56.771130 Poetry/Poetry, African/Poetry, American, African American
Shattered Galaxy: Book One of the Shattered Galaxy Series

The galaxy has been at war for a generation, locked in a conflict that has swept myriad star systems and claimed lives beyond counting. It has been nineteen years since a covert Human–Krellian research venture aimed at fighting a pan-galactic plague was brought to its knees by an act of terrorism so profound that the Krellian moon was destroyed and Krell itself was forever shifted in its orbit. A ruined but powerful race, the Krellians swore revenge on the Maristilian Alliance of Planetary Systems, whose leaders, it was said, had engineered the attack on their homeworld.

The massacre of Samuel Zentasen (Chairman of the MAPS Chancellor) and his entire family aboard their personal shuttle, the Eagle, thirteen years ago was but a drop in a vast sea of atrocities. And though the facts of the notorious “Bloody Eagle” were much reported, one fact remained hidden; the youngest Zentasen was not killed, but rescued. Now a grown young man, Wesley Zentasen finds himself drawn into the heart of the great conflict with a dark and terrible secret in his blood that could change everything.

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D. Close 119734000027833123 2016-12-07 16:16:14.453700 Fiction, Science Fiction, Military/Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure/Fiction, Science Fiction
Shaping Destiny

Major Kanwal Sethi was a prominent character in the early days of independent Kenya’s military story—but his personal story is more fascinating still. Here he regales readers with tales of his life, from its beginnings as an ambitious young man who learned early on about the importance of honour, hard work and selflessness.

Shaping Destiny tells Sethi’s story, from the migration of his Indian family to colonial Kenya, where he witnessed his new homeland’s nascent evolution. In this environment, Sethi launches himself on a military path that’s colourful, dramatic, and often grippingly turbulent.

In Shaping Destiny, readers get intimate access to Sethi’s adventures as a distinguished and decorated career soldier—a nontraditional choice for an Indian. More than that, they get access to the ups and downs of an emerging country and continent during a period in world history that saw a great number of former colonies break free and establish themselves in a newly independent era.

The resulting storytelling is excellent; peppered with tumult, courage, resilience and the conviction of a man of his word. Here is a soldier through and through, from his enlistment in the King’s African Rifles of the British Army in 1962, through his esteemed officer training at Sandhurst and Camberley in the UK, and his time served with the newly formed Kenya Army. Throughout, this remarkable man—who lifted his life from truly humble beginnings in rural Africa to a reinvention as a businessman in Canada, the country to which he retired at the end of his army career—offers extraordinary adventure, encounters with captivating characters, and the opportunity for authentic enlightenment.

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Kanwal Sethi 119734000030430230 2016-12-06 20:28:51.809900 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Adventurers & Explorers/Biography & Autobiography, Military
Falling Awake

Waking is a natural shift from unconsciousness to awareness. Falling awake is a special case of waking where we relax out of old patterns, ease out of resistance, and surrender to the grace and love that are always present beneath the surface of appearances. Although falling awake, like falling asleep, cannot be forced, it can be prepared for.

Integrating perspectives from physical, social and psychological sciences, philosophy, religion and energy awareness, and calling on many years of experience as a teacher, counsellor and Buddhist monk, Blattner takes us step by step into an expanded understanding of the universe in which we live, the mind/body system that we call “self ”, and that which may lie beyond.

With gentleness and kindness, Falling Awake shows us how to move beyond the programs and limiting belief systems that support the problems in our lives, and awaken into an increasingly gentle, joyful, and expanded experience of the art of living.

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Todd L. Blattner 119734000008333045 2016-12-06 20:09:31.703090 Self-Help/Self-Help, Spiritual/Self-Help, Personal Growth
Samuel of the Nations

Occasionally, unknown individuals engage in momentous events. They associate with iconic people standing at the heart of nations. Samuel Saunders is one of these. Beginning at age 15 and continuing until his demise, Samuel of the Nations chronicles a lad engaged in events dramatically affecting people and nations on a continental scale. Based on first-hand accounts and historical records, the reader will experience, through Samuel’s eyes, decisive clashes and convulsion of cultures during the 18th and 19th centuries. Details of tribulation in the Caribbean, American Colonies, and Canada and among Native American tribes become personal testimonies of truth. It is the story of real people engaged in events that set monumental changes in motion within the western hemisphere. Changes affecting the world well into the modern era.

Embraced as a son by Daniel Boone, Samuel helped blaze the Wilderness Road and construct Boones Fort. Near there, Samuel and his friend William McQuinney were attacked by Shawnee warriors. William was killed while Samuel, taken prisoner, was adopted into the Shawnee Nation, launching adventures he could never have anticipated.

After three years in research the author, Norman Jay Landerman-Moore, set about writing this creative non-fiction novel, bringing human drama, adventure and national movements to greater heights of understanding while revealing a love story between an English lad and a Shawnee girl that began generations of some incredible people. It all began in Cardington, Bedfordshire England. The year was 1760.

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Norman Jay Landerman-Moore 119734000013743229 2016-12-06 19:48:29.832060 Fiction, Historical/Fiction, War & Military/Fiction, Jewish
Me, Myself & I

What does an 86 year old author do when he looks back on his life? He writes a memoir.

Me, Myself & I is a collection of memories about the events in the life of Thomas McCavour, the people that he met and a description of the times, over a period of eight decades, beginning in the 1930s. The front cover of the book contains a portrait collage of the family members that form his branch of the family tree.

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Thomas McCavour 119734000036946031 2016-12-06 19:40:49.052150 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Historical
Wake Me Up Inside: Paige Maddison Series

Wake Me Up Inside is a ghost story centered around Paige Maddison, a strong teen-age heroine. Paige is disturbed by nightmares of places she has never seen, and visions of a girl haunting her dreams. She is angry because she must move with her parents to an estate called O'Brien Manor, to help her estranged grandparents, one of whom is in ill health.

As luck would have it, Paige meets Bradley Adam Parkman. Together they explore the estate and although they experience paranormal activity, neither one wants to discuss it in case the other would find them crazy.

Paige stumbles onto a forgotten cemetery and a piece of a stone tablet. She is instantly curious and obsessed with what it is? During this quest, her grandfather's health fails and Paige bears the burden of solving a family secret which is tied to an evil spirit haunting the estate.

Will Paige uncover the mystery of O'Brien Manor before it's too late? It's a page turner and will leave you feeling haunted.

Reviews for Wake Me Up Inside:

John Robert Colombo, author/anthologist and Canada's Master Gatherer had this to say: In Praise of Wake Me Up Inside: “It was an amazing feeling …. ” So begins this lively short first novel written by Lee Bice-Matheson... then it transports the reader to “the Manor” where life is rather different, both demanding and rewarding! The author deserves to be congratulated, for she has found a style that moves along in a sprightly fashion. She spares the reader the descriptive passages found in most first novels in favour of rewarding the reader with reams of lively speech. The result is that young Paige is very much alive, she enters into relationships, and she turns out to be something of an acrobat, for she leaps off the page!

Amazon reviewer declared 'Move over James Patterson, there's a new kid in town! 5 stars

C. Harkin, Fitzhenry & Whiteside said 'This portion of a tale of the supernatural connects the world that teens will know and be familiar with to the terrifying concept of ghosts and the unexplained.'

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Lee Bice-Matheson 119734000007101140 2016-12-06 15:18:43.638650 Fiction, Ghost/Fiction, Thrillers/Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Wineries of the Texas Hill Country Plus One Fine Brewery

Many people who visit wineries in the Texas Hill Country know and enjoy the social aspect of drinking a glass of exquisite wine along with some delicious food. Friends, spouses and even family members consider wineries as a sophisticated place to interact and socialize in a comfortable setting. Many of the owners have designed their tasting areas as places of enjoyment and cheerfulness. While drinking quality wines one can also view pieces of art on the walls, a great variety of wine related gifts, clothing and books.

Many tour vehicles for “special groups” can be seen in parking areas at all the wineries. On some days one needs to drive around awhile to find an open space.

For those who have not visited a winery, I can assure you that it is a unique experience and you will probably make some repeated visits. People who drink wine and travel in the United States or abroad tend to visit wineries wherever they travel. You may even walk out with a bottle or two of your favorite wine!!

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John F. Aceti 119734000033676354 2016-12-02 23:51:25.467650 Photography/Photography, Photojournalism/Photography, Subjects & Themes, Landscapes
‘Happy’ Norman, Volume I (1927-1957): “Give me the child… and I will give you the man”

“Give me the child… and I will give you the man” is the first of five volumes that constitute the autobiography of Keith Norman. Having approached an age when one is naturally drawn to reflection, Keith decided to share his experiences through letters to his grandchildren, offering friendly advice, - not designed to instruct, but rather to protect and illuminate. After the first letters were enthusiastically received, and succumbing to pressure from friends and family, Keith embarked on a task of writing about his life to a wider audience.

The first book begins with the question whether our lives are more determined by our childhood experiences and environment or by our DNA. St. Francis Xavier Cabrini seemed to assert that anyone’s potential can be formed in the first 7 years of a child’s life, but is it so? As the details of his life are placed on paper in an orderly fashion, Keith is attempting to discover how and why his life unfolded the way it did: from a young boy who spent his early years as an WW2 evacuee with little direct adult guidance and away from his parents.

Only after his release from the Army in 1948 was he reunited with his family, and within a year he had set out a completely independent path of his own. This period would account for his immense sense of independence and self sufficiency. But what made him seek and attain some of the best university degrees the Western World had to offer? And how this mixture of experience and education guided, sometimes mislead him, in his personal and entrepreneurial challenges in life.

This first volume presents an entertaining and intelligent self-examination of the formative years of a life that stretches over eight decades, five continents, dozens of cultures and industries with wit, integrity and humility. When you turn the last page of this volume you will see that there is nothing ordinary about Keith Norman, - as he opens the door into his life and invites you on to a journey which cannot fail to move and entertain.”

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Keith Norman 119734000029713251 2016-12-02 20:24:13.818100 Biography & Autobiography, Historical/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Military
John Friesen: The Man Behind the Machines: A Memoir

To my family,

I trust that the account written here will encourage and motivate you to do your best in all your endeavours, and to help others along your life's pathway.... your dad, grand-dad and great-grand-dad

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Edna Manning 119734000033067899 2016-11-30 22:01:57.770380 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Biography & Autobiography, Historical/Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Heritage
Ponder Thoughts

Ponder Thoughts guides the reader to the Word, and invites a deeper look at each passage. The Author's candid reflection each day reveals the simplicity of pausing and letting the word dwell within; transforming the mind and releasing the life giving power of God's grace.

This devotional book mixes the author's personal insights, with practical application for a refreshingly concise treasure to carry through the day. Each "Thought" is meant to inspire meditation and reflection. Enjoy the journey into God's heart of love for his children as you read "Ponder Thoughts".

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Janet M Jones 119734000025553230 2016-11-29 22:02:21.018730 Religion, Christian Life, Devotional/Bibles, God's Word, Devotional/Bibles, Christian Standard Bible, Devotional

In the second of the Bear Valley series, Anna Royer and her daughter Elizabeth abandon successful professional lives to restore the derelict ranch homestead that shaped their early lives. The Spirit of the land, its wild and human residents, and the very live "ghosts" challenge the idyllic lifestyle they intend to build. The same Spirit moves in the neighboring Kennedy and Adams families as they confront inevitable death and change.

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Carol Eckhardt 119734000036832297 2016-11-29 21:52:42.473400 Fiction, Family Life/Fiction/Fiction, Contemporary Women
The Secret Sauce: A Recipe To Lead Well And Get Exceptional Results

Leadership matters! Take a moment to think about the team you’ve been assigned to lead. Whether you manage two teammates or head a company of thousands, these are the people whose lives you impact in a significant way each and every day. How you interact with people, guide them, direct them, encourage them, and serve them will directly translate into their level of engagement in the workplace. Highly engaged and satisfied teammates deliver exceptional results, such as superior customer satisfaction and extraordinary financial performance. You are successful when they are successful!

The Secret Sauce serves as a resource to be used by individuals or in a group setting. Both instructional and personal, it combines the clear articulation of leadership principles with the presentation of anecdotes drawn from the author’s ubiquitous career. Delve into the contents of this book to discover the recipe for the secret sauce of leadership success. When you adopt these “ingredients,” you’ll lead well and get exceptional results.

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Dotty J Bollinger 119734000035368681 2016-11-29 21:49:51.088410 Business & Economics, Workplace Culture/Business & Economics/Business & Economics, Leadership
To Climb a Mountain: Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid History and Turmoil

In the 1900s, the dream of owning their own land draws thousands of immigrants to the Canadian West. One of them is Billy King, an adventurous youngster who emigrates from England with his family to a rough-and-tumble Saskatchewan town and then over the Rocky Mountains to a very different way of life in Victoria, BC, where he must learn the ways of the sea.

With the onset of war in Europe, his life in Canada is uprooted, but not enough to discourage him from realizing his dream of becoming a forest ranger in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. The life-and-death challenges of this unforgiving environment and the people who live there—ranchers, miners, mountain men, and a remarkable native elder—redefine his world. But a devastating personal loss changes his life forever.

Written by Bill’s widow, To Climb a Mountain is a remarkable true story of a young man who came of age as Canada itself was maturing into a strong nation.

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Jean Forbes-King 119734000029874587 2016-11-29 21:43:43.978300 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Historical/History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867 To Present)
Finding Your Overtone: A Guide to Personal and Organizational Success

Discover the Path to Extraordinary

Are you ready to create something greater than you ever thought possible? Use this book to discover a simple system to guide you and your organization to find your magical overtone.

You will learn:

•How to build an unshakeable foundation for your life or business

•How to use a generative approach to move from thought to action

•How to tap into the most important ingredient of success (hint: it’s something you already have!)

•How to live and work in your sweet spot for remarkable results

•How to develop strategies to maintain the extraordinary

Finding your Overtone will lead you through a step-by-step process to open up success and leverage transformative possibilities for your life, team or organization. This could be the most important journey of your life.

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Jan Carley 119734000022576225 2016-11-29 21:39:16.573090 Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success/Business & Economics, Leadership/Business & Economics, Motivational
Love Country & Enlightenment Poems

How can we love to the greatest of our abilities? To what extent do you love your country? Perhaps more to the point, shouldn’t we take the time to focus on all the feelings that overwhelm us when a loved one departs this earthly world? Overwhelming feelings may provide a path to consciousness about the relationship you shared and your own needs. You can possibly trade-up to a new way of living, better understanding, renewed purpose, and deeper spirituality by integrating loss into your life. This book is a powerful, poetic, and inspirational account encompassing

life roles: as a child, adolescent, spouse, American Red Cross caseworker, military family member, role model, individual growing up in a family of

ten, sibling, teacher, person of twenty-six nieces/nephews with more on the way, co-worker, foster-parent, student, mentor, associate, psychotherapist, and friend that captures the reality of life as known by Dr. L.A. Fletcher. These poems will be relevant and of interest to a variety of readers, such as those interested in human emotion, psychology, trauma, and recovery.

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Dr. L.A. Fletcher, PhD 119734000015495595 2016-11-29 21:34:44.272900 Poetry, American/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Poetry