Bruised, Broken, and Blessed
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed: Life Changing Stories That Will Ignite Hope, Elevate Personal Growth, and Confirm Your Greatness is a collection of short stories from storytellers, entrepreneurs, and life coaches bonding together to transport individuals from a place of brokenness to blessed.
This book contains stories written by a dynamic and diverse group of women, men, survivors, veterans, and actors. These stories represent the journey of women and men who have experienced life’s failures, disappointments, and losses, but had the resiliency to continue pressing forward towards their breakthrough. Life requires you to not only elevate your mindset, but to grow through, fail forward, and take that mighty leap of faith even when the pain is unbearable. Always remember that in life, you will face some experiences that will break and bruise you, but never stop realizing that your blessings are on the other side of the storm!
Co-Authors include: Sang Thi Duong, Jasmine York Ball, Michael Simmons, Briana McKnight, Ontaria Kim Wilson, Dennis LA White, Summer Fitch, Anissa Zabriskie, Kenneth R. Nelson Jr., Roberta A. Albany, Latisha Stephens, Carnell Poteat, and Tyressa Ty
Available March 7, 2018
Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy!
Personal taxes are not taught in school – and the process of learning how to manage your own finances can be fraught with painful missteps. Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy, helps walk you through everything you need to learn to manage your tax refunds including the best ways to prepare a basic tax return, gain financial freedom, and debt elimination.
In this guide you will also learn how to save, budget, and ideas for investing. Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy is not your average personal finance and tax book. Specifically written by an Accountant and for Millennials, Entrepreneurs, and Middle Class Individuals, it will help you:
- Understand and implement a financial plan (a.k.a. a budget!)
- Generate and maintain an emergency fund
- Learn how to save money
- Take control of your credit score
- Become debt-free
Learn from a personal finance expert – not the hard way!
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love’s Truth Never Changes
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself is a handy relationship tool to assist men and women with finding, trusting and following the truth in love; a compilation of fresh insight on a subject as old as time. You may consider it to be a reference guide for love. Summer Willow’s thoughtful honesty and motivating candor is not written for the clueless or faint of heart; but for those who are willing to evaluate their relationships from a truthful perspective. When it comes to love we don’t always want to admit the truth. Some of us fight 'head vs. heart' when it is time to say good bye and maybe when it is necessary to hold on; some of us may give in too soon. Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love's Truth Never Changes is a quick assist in mirroring truths in your relationships so that you can make the best choices for your heart.
Leonard Smith is the product of a broken home. The streets of Oakland, California raised him during the turbulent time of the 1980’s and created his belief system. The same streets that taught Leonard many lessons were both a gift and a curse. His name is well known on the streets and in the various Juvenile Detention Centers throughout the city of Oakland. Leonard has to constantly navigate between his feelings and his method of survival. The story of Leonard Smith is a cautionary tale of tragedy and triumph. Leonard’s life embodies what many youth face every day on the streets of every major city in America.
Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success
Twenty years ago, Vaughn J. McNeill, was a man struggling with his identity as a bi-racial man, being adopted, divorced, bankrupt, and homelessness. Determined to break out of a defeatist mindset and chasing dead-end dreams that were holding him back from success, Vaughn victoriously changed his life. Today, he lives the life of powerful choices.
In his book, Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success, Vaughn shares his methods to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the three areas of life that must be refined to bring about positive outcomes – Purpose, Respect, and Choices, he identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Respect Your Choices offers thought provoking lessons, actionable plans, and personal experiences, and then makes clear that respecting your choices will help you find balance between your outlook and outcome.
If you change your perception, you change your outlook and once you change your outlook you change your outcome. Your outcome can be either positive or negative, as it’s relative to you!
Santify Your Money: The 11th Commandment
By Toni Moore
The Bible contains roughly 500 scriptures on prayer and faith, but well over 2,000 verses pertain to money. Approximately 40% of Jesus’ parables deal with money. However, churches engrain it in your mind and spirit that, “Money is the root of all evil.”
Broke people will never inherit the wealth of the wicked that is laid up for the righteous. When exposed to harmful teachings in the church about money, prosperity, and abundance, you will remain broke, busted, and disgusted about what God hasn’t done or seemingly won’t do for you, through you, and by you. Saints, it’s time to stop dying as paupers because of the knowledge we lack concerning money.
In Sanctify Your Money, author, speaker, attorney, and money coach Toni Moore will address the root to most of our thinking about money. Sanctify Your Money touches on why Christians need to bless their money. She lays out the money sanctification process that will ensure financial strongholds and the principalities that are keeping you from manifesting, building, and protecting generational wealth. Following the teachings of Toni Moore will allow you to not only prosper, but to live more abundantly.
Section 8 to C.E.O
By Kinyatta Gray
From Section to C.E.O” is an epic and triumphant tale of courage, grit, and resilience about how a woman managed to navigate her most vulnerable times.
With nothing more but the desire to attain the “American Dream”, this story follows Heaven, an intelligent, driven and determined young woman who is more than capable of achieving everything she wants but is plagued by one fatal flaw; the will to take shortcuts on her road to success.
Heaven’s dream seemed to have found its form when she becomes pregnant and has a child for her white, high school sweetheart (the heir to a multi million-dollar family fortune), and with it came the feeling that her dreams and perfect life would be all but secured.
Unfortunately, her nightmares were just about to begin.
Knowledge of her African-American ethnicity causes Heaven not only to lose her dream life but causes her man’s family to disown him, thereby throwing a wrench in her already scripted, shortcut means to achieve all she ever dreamed about.
Doused in failure, lack, stagnation, and suffering beyond anything she had ever imagined, Heaven finds herself seeking a way out of it all… a way to bring her pain to an end…
Scripted with courage, grace and rare insight, bestselling author “Kinyatta E. Gray” captures the epic panorama of a woman’s worth, with her main intent being the desire to tell the heartbreaking story of a beautiful and resilient mother’s spirit, in relation to women in general all around the world.
THE BLACK BLOOD IN MY HEART
The Black Blood In My Heart tells the story of a young woman’s experience and escape from domestic violence. Through her ordeal, she had to learn how to escape from her abuser, reclaim her dignity, reconstruct her life, and rediscover her peace. Domestic violence doesn’t just happen “out there” somewhere. It happens in every state, city, and town.
In this “real-life” story, La’Mena Marie shares her personal accounts of being battered, raped and humiliated at the hands of her husband. When we take the vows of marriage, never do we expect for the phrase “Til death do us part” to be a literal action that our spouse attempts to make a reality. But when La’Mena said, “enough was enough” her attorney told her to write down the particular events to build a defense case in court to help her break free.
What was supposed to be a timeline of events to build a case against her ex-husband became a window into this woman’s story, this Diary! Every woman who has left an abusive man—every woman who has yet to leave—will find encouragement and hope from the voice of La’Mena Marie, a woman who broke free.