30 Days: Surviving the Trauma and Unexpected Loss of a Single Parent as an Only Child
By Kinyatta Gray
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we will ever have to face. But, imagine being the only child of an adopted mother and with no biological family to lean on when God calls her home. October 21, 2018 – the day Kinyatta’s life as she once knew it would forever be changed, leaving her to embrace a new perspective on earth, alone.
In this memoir, 30 Days: Surviving the Trauma and Unexpected Loss of a Single Parent as an Only Child, Kinyatta reflects on a 30-day period that changed the course of her life. She’ll uncover some of her deepest pain, greatest joys, unspeakable trauma, and how she allowed love to heal. Kinyatta’s honesty is brutal, but her truth is the only vessel that gives her hope to continue living the life that memorializes her mother’s legacy.
Whether you’ve lost a spouse, child, parent, sibling, relative, or friend, Kinyatta desires to meet you in your grief and walk with you there. This amazing read composed of brief chapters is designed to be digested one chapter per day, giving you bite-sized bits of comfort, encouragement, and healing over some time. You do not have to read it this way, of course. Read in the way that is most natural and helpful for you. Everyone grieves differently, but the one thing that is the same is that we all grieve after losing someone we love.
An ALTered Me
It’s easy to petition God for those promises we know we’ve already been predestined to receive, but what happens when our best laid plans and desires collides with God’s will for our lives?
In An Altered Yes, Kiawana discovers the consequences of shirking God’s plans in favor of doing things our own way to get what we want. Finding it difficult to accept or agree with God’s path to her destiny, Kiawana takes a series of shortcuts to reach her destination, opening herself up to unimaginable pain and suffering in the process. Not only do the messy trials she endures test her faith, Kiawana’s stretched beyond saving herself.
Will tribulation help Kiawana realize she can’t rely on her own strength and power but that of the Lord, or will she give up before she learns the most important lessons of all? The beginning may be marred by adversity, but it never has to be the end!
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.
Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody
By Aleka Melson
Some parents find themselves in situations that they more than likely never envisioned for their lives. Children find themselves feeling as though they have to choose between their parents. Co-parenting can be difficult and chaotic for everyone involved, but author Aleka Melson offers solutions for parents entering the co-parenting world.
In her new novel, Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody, the author offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect on their personal turmoil and work on ways to conquer the unwanted chaos. This book can serve as a tool and positive reinforcement for any parent looking to escape the adverse effects of co-parenting. Ms. Melson offers parents an alternative to toxic co-parenting and presents an opportunity to learn how to conquer the unhealthy statistics of unsuccessful parenting. Also, she advises how to build up confidence and self-esteem, giving your children every advantage for being raised in healthy environments.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone
DREAM ALOUD! Adjust Your Lifestyle and Livelihood to Match Your Desires
You’ve lent your gifts and talents to your employer, friends, and family, yet failed to manifest and monetize your magnificence for yourself. Life is far too short not to live the lifestyle you desire.
You know you’re an entrepreneur at your core when it is difficult to align with the status quo work culture. You dread Mondays, and chase Fridays. As a means of survival, you find yourself handcuffed to the keyboard just to pay your bills. Are you forced to pray for vacations, instead of merely taking one? It is your desire to create streams of income that yield financial freedom, not just a bottom line.
DREAM ALOUD! Adjust Your Lifestyle and Livelihood to Match Your Desires, written by Kendra Newman presents real life solutions for individuals who feel chained by employment, but their soul nudges them with the question of, “Is there more to life than what I’m currently living?” Throughout the pages, you’ll be introduced to creative and practical tools that will allow you to utilize the experience and knowledge you already have, to make that leap from soul suffocating work to a soul satisfying livelihood that will support the lifestyle and legacy you know you are worthy of living.
Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman
By Simply Speaks
Are you looking for a way out, a way in, or a way around? Are you trying to find your purpose for your life? You may be confused by all of these things, but what Simply Speaks wants you to know is that you possess an untapped superpower, a power that will catapult you to your greatest desires. You may have decided the life you yearn for is out of your reach, but Simply is here to tell you that is simply not true.
In her new book, Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman, Simply Speaks offers you the opportunity to take a journey to discover your strengths and rely on your intuition, helping you to become the best version of yourself. An entrepreneur and transformational speaker, Simply inspires women to assert themselves boldly and unapologetically. This book takes a bold and daring approach. Simply Speaks is transparent in telling the raw story of her life and how she overcame the obstacles that almost derailed the dreams and goals she had for herself. She speaks candidly of her abuse at the hands of the very person who was supposed to keep her safe––her kinship care guardian. Simply was kicked out and introduced to the streets of the Bronx, learning to navigate. Determined to survive, she began taking control of her life despite her past.
Simply Speaks provides exercises at the end of each chapter to help you create your personal determination needs assessment. Simply believes it is never too late to readjust your crown!
Living Life After the Fires of my Sorrows
Obedience to the call of God doesn’t mean there won’t be obstacles along the way.
In Living Life After the Fires of my Sorrows, author Reba Harris chronicles her harrowing journey from childhood trauma to success! In over sixty years, Reba has navigated through poverty, her mother’s heartbreaking betrayal, being victimized by injustice and racism, a strained marriage, and overcoming addiction. With little education, minimal direction and no idea what to do with it, Reba attached her faith to the word she received from God and started a recovery home ministry for women. And just like Nehemiah in the Bible (whom she likens herself to), Reba has remained courageous and steadfast through the many oppositions she faced as she strives to complete the will of God.
Through Living Life After the Fires, Reba deftly transforms her personal testimony into a throng of inspiration that will uplift, motivate and challenge readers to live outside the borders of trauma and believe that they can win!
Not Bitter, Better
It’s very rare that the vicious cycle of generational curses reaches the point of accountability. Who is responsible for the pain, suffering, and inability of those affected by the cycle to heal? Too often, we find ourselves praying to be set free, while simultaneously using our own guilt to keep our self-inflicted wounds from healing.
In Not Bitter, Better, Dr. Katrina R. Sparks reveals how she overcame the hurt of growing up as a fatherless child, later becoming a single mother, and dealing with low self-esteem in order to shatter the generational curses once plaguing her family with purpose and grace. Using deft, personal insight that ignites every page, not only does Dr. Sparks provide readers with wisdom she attained from her own experiences, she unwraps the practical tools, resources, and guidance necessary to help others navigate through their own obstacles and put their fervent prayers into action.
For every woman who is ready to overcome and work towards their breakthrough, turn the page, and open their heart, join Dr. Sparks on this healing journey, using the bricks and stones that were meant to hurt you, to build the life you desire and deserve!
Pick Up Your Crown
By Jessica Simington
Imagine being at war with yourself over what should come so easily to a person––love, trust, and understanding. Jessica Simington’s novel, Pick Up Your Crown, allows Jessica to tell her story about ten years of chaotic relationships, searching for love in all the wrong faces. Jessica decided it was time to make changes in her life, and she did so by being accountable and learning to rely on God to heal her. What Jessica learned in her search for the truth was that her choices were not about her. They were about her absentee father. Jessica began to love herself, ending years of domestic abuse, rejection, and mental abuse. Jessica looks to inspire others to pick up their crown to self-care and encourage them to find their true identity.
Please!! Don’t Say You Love Me
By Seant’a Conyers
A four-letter word, with Goliath sized power.
Love can ignite fires, strike pain or even launch wars. Loving someone right or loving them wrong can mend broken hearts, and even leave scars. In Please! Don’t Say You Love Me, breakout author Seant’a Conyers explores the various aspects of love and why we should understand the impact when it’s properly used or abused. When wielded like a weapon, love inflicts unbearable pain in the heart that’s desperate to own it, whether it be friendship, love of family, or simply…being in love. Love isn’t a whisper – it’s a roar. Tucked between these pages, you’ll find exactly what love has to say…about love. Do you know what love is?
Rediscovering Dad and Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s
By Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke grew up not always having the closest relationship with his father. However, as life would have it, his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2015 afforded the opportunity for Brandon not only to become closer to his father but also to become his steadfast caregiver. Through this disease, Brandon has found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. Brandon tells the story of his relationship with his father growing up, leading up to him being diagnosed, and he hopes to shed some light on a devastating diagnosis and his family history of Alzheimer’s.
“It is my hope that this book will provide a path for Alzheimer’s caregivers to follow so that they will know they are not alone; shed light on the role of caregivers who are often unsung heroes when it comes to serious and/or terminal illnesses; bring more awareness to the world about the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease; and highlight the bond between father and son,” Brandon relates.
Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s is a compassionate and insightful journey with Brandon Burke, as he comes to understand the immense impact that his father had on his life.
Coming November 2020
Deuteronomy 30:3 God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered.
Have the cards life dealt you hurt you so bad, they’ve caused you to disconnect from the people who matter most to you? Even worse, has the death of a loved one left you so devastated, it seems impossible to reclaim your joy? How about this, have you heard people share their testimony of restoration at church and yearned for the healing they experienced?
In Restoration 108, (the second Playbook in the Explosive 108 book series), author Charlotte Crumley- Arrington takes readers play by play step by step through restoring themselves to the happy, triumphant, secure people they were prior to experiencing life’s trauma. Charlotte deftly defines each of the tools necessary not only to honestly acknowledge the gains and losses we’ve experienced, but also challenges us to examine the choices we’ve made that have contributed to defeat.
Be Encouraged because Gods promises are true. If you’re ready to take a transparent look at your life and obtain the strength you need to restore everything you value most, then open the pages and get ready to experience the power of healing and restoration.