Divine Connections: Experiencing the Joy of God’s Divine Order
By: Barbara Allen
Some individuals are convinced that God does not exist. However, throughout my life I have felt the hand of God consistently directing, comforting, and loving me. I have also discovered that there are many other individuals who have experienced the Divine Connection of God in their lives; those links, relationships or circumstances that remind us that God is in control and He knows the plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11).
It is our expectation that Divine Connections will ignite the reader’s spirit and give hope and confidence in knowing that with God, all things are possible. We believe every reader will walk away encouraged by staying in faith, never giving up, and knowing that God is with them through His Divine Connections.
These stories were written with sincere passion and transparency. Each story will grip your heart as if you were there fighting for each author’s success over their many obstacles. As you take this journey, reflect on the divine connections that have occurred in your life and their tremendous impact.
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.
Bad Bitches and Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only
By Precious Williams
Warning! What you’re about to read is a step-by-step guide to winning at the game of life. The stakes are high. So, read this only if you dare. Have you ever wondered what some women entrepreneurs and speakers do to stand out and have prospects, the media, and investors seeking them out? What’s their secret sauce? How did they transcend from being average to becoming extraordinary?
My dear, they are bad bitches with power pitches! A serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and 13-time elevator pitch champion, #KillerPitchMaster Precious Williams shows you how–despite growing up in poverty–she took the business, television, and media worlds by storm through the power of being a bad bitch. In her greatness, you will see yourself and learn how to unleash your bad bitch. She also shares the seven types of specific-branding bad bitches. Through Precious’s experiences, she will help you discover–or resurrect–the bad bitch inside of you.
Bad Bitches with Power Pitches provides the tools of success that will have prospects seeking you out, event planners booking you for speaking engagements, and the media clamoring to get the inside scoop on you. Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey, this no-holds-barred, no-nonsense book will show you how to utilize your bad-bitch mentality to achieve your dreams. Dare greatly!
John’s Journey to Outer Space
By John Xavier
Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John’s Journey to Outer Space offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young, African-American boy who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage children aged three and over to engage in S.T.E.M by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.
- Supports Learning:
- Promotes problem-solving
- Encourages focus
- Supports early learning of outer space terminology
- Inspires creativity and imagination with lively illustrations
- Empowers children with a ‘Can Do’ mindset
Free Smith, a freelance writer from the United States, traveled to Abu Khali-the pink diamond of the Middle East- to visit her Husband who is an entertainment contractor. While there she meets a group of women from different walks of life and their relationships turn into divine connections filled with moments of unmasking deeply rooted wounds that have tormented them for years. They expose their beauty and toxicity at the same time, but through transparency, trust, and love they realize that their sisterhood is the conduit to their healing.
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility, author, wellness coach and positive motivation trainer Tinesha Boswell, provides a powerful spiritual guide—proven to improve your mindset and reduce stress levels caused by life, poor lifestyle, and missing peace.
As a Mom and woman with diabetes, Tinesha knew that she had to find a way to maintain a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle. Over the years, she developed a daily routine around her core values to help her be mindful, choose healthy habits and build her core strength from the inside out.
In this book, Tinesha’s “Completion Strategy” will help you:
•Replace negative self-talk with meaningful content
•Set intentions to focus on the areas of your life that require nurturing
•Take simple steps each day to maintain health and wellness
•Find the courage to remove destructive habits
By developing a positive mindset that focuses on Mind, Body, and Tranquility, you will be empowered to make personal declarations that reflect your new life. You will be inspired to take actionable steps and celebrate your wins. Tinesha’s guide is an excellent tool to help you refocus your energy, causing you to change your attitude and altitude for years to come.
“Don’t curse your past, don’t nurse your past, don’t live in the past, don’t rehearse your past, but in all things allow God to reverse your past.”
Passing As Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society
By Kinyatta Gray
How many times have you felt invisible in a room full of people? How many masks have you worn to hide your true identity? How many heterosexual relationships did you engage in pretending to be in love? What was your biggest fear when finally letting your family and friends know, you are a beautiful feminine lesbian?
Passing As “Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society, compiled by Author Kinyatta Gray, brings to life a book that takes a deep look into the individual, personal and complex stories of lesbians whose true sexuality went undetected to prevent labeling, judgment, or even death. Six courageous women will share real life situations where they had to make the dreadful decision of hiding their sexual identify to find acceptance, respect, and love from those who truly matter.
This book is not meant to define who’s right or wrong, but rather examine this very real issue and the choices that lesbian women must make about love! Our intention is to provide a heartfelt resource for women who wake up daily having to navigate through a society pretending and hiding who they really are. You are not alone! We all have been there! But, as you read through these pages, you will find the comfort and strength to know exactly how to live unapologetically and uniquely who you are.
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!