Meet the Luciano Family
Driven by family loyalty, Antony Luciano takes the blame when his brother accidentally shoots and kills a childhood friend. By protecting Sonny, Antony is stripped of the life he knew, the company he was destined to run, and the woman he loved.
Sworn to never reveal the truth of that fateful day, the lie catapults Sonny into a life he despises. He transforms the family and their business into one that is legitimate and respectable, but the burning desire in his heart is to find freedom from the sins of his past.
A man from the old days resurfaces, threatening to reveal their secret and avenge his family. Antony and Sonny are propelled back into a life they've tried to forget. Can Antony put aside his contempt and Sonny his guilt, and join forces to protect those they love?Read More
This is a compelling and true testimony that provides profound personal and spiritual insight into the dark and painful world of bipolar disorder. It is a book about survival and offers hope that recovery is possible. It stresses the significance of finding and staying on the right medication, including why it is critical to get help immediately before the illness spirals out of control. It also addresses the emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual costs of living with mental illness, and the toll it takes on everyone involved. It speaks to the frustration, pain, and suffering of the caregivers, and helps them cope with the decline in the mental health of the person suffering, and stresses the importance of and the amazing power of prayer.
It covers days when Pamela lost her will to live but somewhere deep down had a little fight left in her. It documents her amazing and courageous ability to rise above her dire circumstances to begin the long road to recovery.
Hope and faith are echoed throughout the pages.
It is a must read for anyone suffering with or affected by mental illness.Read More
In a time where Lacy Stevens is plagued with doubts, impulses, and stress:
ONE DIVINE ENCOUNTER that thrusts her into Biblical history, will change her life.
ONE TEMPTATION that ripples from her past, will force her to stop hiding behind pretense.
AND ONE ANGELIC ENCOUNTER will prepare her for her future.Read More
Detour: A Side Trip Through Chemotherapy and Poetry evolved from 9 months of emails as the author entered the world of Stage IIIB cancer treatment. Starting on her first day in chemotherapy, she describes the process with keen observation and some humor, delving into an arsenal that includes religion, philosophy and nature. Written for friends and family (about eighty got her daily missives), these emails started out as a way to calm them down and keep them updated on her progress. Using denial as a shield, she eventually segues into reflections on the unexpected impact of cancer on her life, and then into the surprising comfort of poetry. A year later, someone suggested her positive experience might make a useful book.Read More
$87 Million . . . a blessing? Or a curse?
St. Elmo's Church receives a lavish, anonymous gift of $87 million—on condition that it change its name. Another condition is that the church be united in accepting the gift. But church members and especially its pastor, Haydon Beckett, quickly discover that this act of grace comes with a price: they get all kinds of requests for a share of the church's anticipated wealth; a media frenzy erupts that would place the gift in jeopardy if the donor is identified; and rising tensions emerge within the church over how to spend the money.
Pastor Beckett finds that managing this transition becomes more complicated, as his apparently healthy church community struggles to embrace this gift while staying focused on its mission. Previously submerged rifts within the church come to the surface, with surprising results that force St. Elmo's to see God's grace in a new way.Read More
THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
HORROR STORY OR LOVE STORY?
Revelation - Chapter and Verse invites the reader to take a front seat view of what the Apostle John wrote from his own vantage point of events that is certain to happen one day. We are warned through Scripture that that day is imminent. It is the author's prayer that the readers of this book will use the information in the pages of each chapter to take positive action in turning to God as their source of salvation by accepting His Son, Jesus Christ as their Savior. Only by God's Grace in providing such salvation will a person escape the calamity that is coming upon all mankind. If you are alive when the events in Revelation occur, there is only one source of escape.
The indelible truth of Revelation is that it is God's final word to man. It is the culmination of Divine Revelation. The truths we learn in Revelation encompass the entire story of the history of redemption and peers through into the future for those who will enjoy fellowship with God forever. It's a movie that is like no other. The culmination of Revelation is infinity. For the unbeliever the infiniteness, boundlessness, limitlessness and timelessness is a horror story – to the believer it is a love story that has no end.
This book is meant to appeal to anyone who may have been reluctant until now to peer into the pages of Revelation due to some ungrounded fear of either not understanding it or being too afraid to read its content. For all who read Revelation, Jesus Himself says you will be blessed by reading it and blessed if you take heed of the words prophetically provided in it for you. Revelation fulfills the plans of the entire purpose of man's past and future and reveals that plan through mankind's Savior. It IS the Revelation of Jesus Christ for our benefit through Him. More than that, it places Christ as central to all that is and will be throughout eternity.
It is our prayer that this book will assist you as you study Revelation.Read More
For the month of October, the Nightmarriage eBook is free in celebration of two years of releases! Download it today!
Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on his literary loom that are equal parts luminous and lunatic.
Writing as only a minister’s son with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can, Johnston has crafted an observational ode to both the blunders and wonders of wedlock, and his writing is punctuated accordingly with absurd alliteration, appalling puns, and madcap metaphors. Nightmarriage is a must-read for fans of David Sedaris, Robert Fulghum, and Anne Lamott.
Have you ever known someone that is constantly getting into trouble or being injured by doing things that no one in their right mind would do? I know millions of them; Bedbugs.
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Dos And Don’ts For Bedbugs explores the bizarre world of the bedbug’s mindset. Each entry in the “Don’t” section is an admonition to the reader to forbid the curious and often deleterious insect from engaging in its inexplicably unconventional doings.
In the “Do” section, the reader is given a lengthy (but not exhaustive) directory of alternative activities to steer the bugs toward, as a device meant to preoccupy and divert them from the more harmful aspects of their penchants.
Jam-packed with hours of outrageous amusement, this book will delight readers from young to old, guaranteed or double your parasites back.Read More
You are about to embark on a truly weird, interesting, and entertaining experience...
So begins the “odyssey of awkwardness” that is Call Me Clumsy, the my-life-so-far memoir of Matthew Weinrich. Through utterly humbling experiences that span the decades of his life, Weinrich provides anecdotes that are equally cringe-inducing and laugh-out-loud funny. From his experience as a consummate slacker to his marriage proposal gone horribly awry to an unfortunate run-in with the fine men and women of the TSA, Weinrich brings you along as he strolls down memory lane, for better or for worse.
Ultimately, Weinrich gives us a heart-warming picture of the humility of a child of God who knows, without a doubt, that the old adage applies to him:
God is God, and I am not...
...not even close.Read More
"With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a traditional Mennonite farm family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as seen through a child’s eyes and spoken in the hypnotic rhythms of a young girl’s voice. The spirited speaker develops a rich sense of herself and her community as she grows up in a conservative religious context where “help means spank,” and female children are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety. This is a remarkably immediate work of memory and imagination—authentic, fair-minded, and unsentimental— suitable for readers of all ages."
—Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of Sleeping Preacher and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life
"Diana R. Zimmerman has written a great American memoir. I was reminded of Huck Finn and Harriet the Spy and Jo March as I chuckled and gasped and laughed out loud through this book. You will love this little Mennonite girl, and she will lead you back to your own inner child. You will also start seeing the world through her eyes. You won't want this story to end."
—Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering WorldRead More
As the year has steadily progressed, we are proud to say that we are growing again. As you may already know, eLectio Publishing is a faith-based publisher that supports independent… Read More
For those of you who have been with us for quite some time, and are part of our extended family, we want to always remain thankful for your support of… Read More
It's that time of year again. And we're not just talking about the warmer weather.
It's time for another eLectio Publishing giveaway, as our way of saying thank you to… Read More
Regardless of our individual backgrounds and regardless of what we believe politically and spiritually, most of us across the globe share at least some commonalities. We're often reminded of how… Read More
It's Christmas Time and from all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas!
For those of you who stop by from time to time, we hope you've been able… Read More
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