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Author in the News: Mommies Reviews' Post "True Crime Lover" Feratures Book by Susan Lewis

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" True Crime Lover, " a post on Mommies Reviews blog, featured Susan Lewis's book, From Deep Within. Congratualtions to Susan for the selection of her book for inclusion.

Author in the News: One Family Indivisible in Mized Media

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Steven Greenebaum's new book, One Family: Indivisible, was featured in Mixed Media, a publiciation of Occidental College. Read it here .

Choosing a Title for Your Book (guest post by B. L. Ham)

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Sometimes a book title flies into an author's mind, and from there begins the writing of a story or  a book. More often, though, an author agonizes over the title of a book, and that agony can slow down or even preclude the writing of the book. Does not having a title mean not having a book? No. Just put nearly anything as a working title (only because you will need to file your documents under some title), and write the book. Focus on the theme of the book and the goal that you want to reach. Why are you writing the book? Let the words for that play out in your story. What is the story about? Develop it. Who are the characters? Develop them. What is the takeaway you want for readers? Make sure that is clear. Along the way, the title will likely become obvious. If it does not, stay with your working title. Make it short (less than 8 words). Make it clearly connected with the theme/message of your book. Make it your 8-second elevator speech about the book. Then, send

Merry Christmas 2019

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Merry Christmas to MSI Press readers!

Excerpt from Road Map to Power: Bob

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This book is written for people whom society labels as average and refuses to consider as elite. They have neither the family fortune nor the biological endowment that would enable them to achieve power as it is modernly defined. This group constitutes the overwhelming majority of any community. They may openly reject or suffer silently in a culture that values celebrity and materialism and therefore favors the few who can muster seemingly unlimited resources. Its aim is to promote a sense of respect to these individuals’ lives and affairs, allowing them to wield an authentic power that can lead to personal satisfaction. Although this book has been a lifetime in the making, its evolution gained momentum during a chance encounter. The experience would plant a seed of questioning that would preoccupy my mind and challenge what I had convinced myself to be true. This story begins modestly, save for an overwhelming heat. August in Missouri is a devastating formula of 100 de

Authors in the News: Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea Are on "The Virtual Couch"

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Tony and Josh posted a podcast on "The Vritual Couch" abnout their porn addiction and their book,  He's a Porn Addict...Now What? The podcast is doing extremely well (almost 5,000 downloads in the first 48 hours, if you dig deep into podcast stats that puts the episode in the 98th percentile of all podcasts, and there are now over 750,000 podcasts!).  To listen to the podcast, link to Tony's website  or linke direct to Apple or click here . Enjoy the podcast! Learn from it! Leave a comment with your experience of it.

Excerpt from One Family Indivisible (Greenebaum):

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Excerpt from Reverend Steven Greenebaum's book, One Family Indivisible : Introduction This is a spiritual memoir, not an autobiography. I will, in good faith, include everything I can remember that reflects on my spiritual journey — whether it reflects flatteringly upon me or not. By the same token, things that seem to me to have no spiritual relevance will not be included, whether they reflect flatteringly on me or not. I realize all this is subject both to memory and my own sense of what’s important. There’s no escaping that. When I talk about other people, the reader should know that if I call someone Joe Smith, then the person’s name is Joe Smith. If I refer to a person as “someone I’ll call Joe Smith,” it means that the person is real, but for reasons of privacy I’m not going to use their actual name. What I can pledge is that what I say is what I remember — no tweaks or embellishments. Speaking of memory, I have an important admission to make. From the time I was a

Book Review: He's a Porn Addict...Now What? (Overbay & Shea)

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Great 5-star review of He's a Porn Addict...Now What? (Overbay and Shea) on Goodreads. Excerpt: "...  the book makes space for all the difficult feelings a partner may be struggling with.  The authors aren't here to judge partner or addict; their goal is to help both find healing, and as such, I believe it makes an important contribution to the field. " Read the full review on Goodreads .

Author in the News: Joshua Shea Conducts Series of Podcasts on Porn Addiction

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Joshua Shea, coauthor of He's a Porn Addiction...Now What? recently posted a couple of podcasts on porn addiction. Click on the link to listen to them. From Betrayal to Breakthrough The Drunkalogues

Book Reviews: Road Map to Power (Husain and Husain)

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The Husains (father and son) have written a book, Road Map to Power , that has garnered a host of 5-star reviews on Goodreads (and elsewhere). Here are samples/excerpts from the reviews: Road Map to Powe r by Syed Arshad Husain and A. Darius Husain is a ground breaking self help book that touches on the history and pitfalls of human society. Road Map to Power is well-written and very readable. It follows a logical sequence with useful summing up sections at the end of each chapter, and includes references to many historical and significant people/events in order to explain various points. Excellent. Incredibly powerful and helpful. This book is a great source of information and inspiration.  Read all the reviews here; GOODREADS . Read more posts about the book HERE . Read more general information about the book HERE . Read more about the authors HERE . The perfect Christmas gift -- unique, personal, helpful!

Author in the News: Julie Gentile Featured on Roosevelt University Website in Article, "When Yoga and Journalism Collide"

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Julie Gentile, author of 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas , was featured in an article, " When Yoga and Journalism Collide ," on the Roosevelt University website.

Author in the News: Tony Overbay and the Writing of He's a Porn Addict...Now What?

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How long does it take to write a good book? Tony Overbay, author of He's a Porn Addict...Now What? An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions , relates his 15-year journey into the writing of his book. Read all the details on his FaceBook post here .

Book Review: He's a Porn Addict...Now What? (Overbay and Shea)

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Great review of He's a Porn Addict...Now What? (Overbay and Shea) on Mental Health @ Home. Excerpt: "this book goes a long way towards knocking down that silence and talking about a complex issue in a very human, non-judgmental way." Read the full review on the blog .

Book Review: One Family: Indivisible (Steven Greenebaum)

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Great 5-star review of Steven Greenebaum's book, One Family: Indivisible on Goodreads; The reviewer concludes:  While not all of us come to the same answers Steven has arrived at, all thinking persons with any interest in spiritual questions certainly wrestle with many of the same questions. I found myself smiling wryly at many anecdotes because they seemed so familiar and laughing outright at others because of Steven's wit. Read the full review on Goodreads .

Author in the News: Cindy McKinley Contributes to an Article on How to Become an Elementary School Teacher

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Cindy McKinley, co-author of 365 Teacher Secrets for Parents , contributed recently to " How to Become an Elementary School Teacher, According to 3 People Who Did It " by the editors of Up Journey . If you are interested in becoming an K-8 teacher or know someone who is, the article has some great inside information.

Planning and Resolutions for the New Year: Thinking Creatively about Retirement

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Preparing for the new year as a newly retired person? Looking for ways to enjoy life and continue to grow? Recommended: Creative Aging (Vassiliadis & Romer) Book definition: Creative Aging: A Baby Boomer's Guide to Successful Living encourages those who are at or nearing retirement to actively plan for the years ahead. Individual stories of Boomers who have learned to flourish after age 50 are showcased, along with productive influences gained from spirituality, health, and "the Woodstock Generation," including how to take inspiration from childhood and young adulthood to reignite; develop a passion for the troisieme age; use creativity to stay happy, healthy and enlightened; and formulate lifestyle plans that match expectations. Activities are provided at the end of each section to help the reader define and make life choices (and changes).

Book Review: Road Map to Power (Husain & Husain)

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Review on Library Thing: First and foremost, I LOVE his message and I pledged myself to the Giving Pledge. You must read the book to get the true message. In the beginning of the book are listed the ten rules of power. Dr. Husain, M.D. uses stories to show you the way and the light. He even brings up the question "Why am I here?", and he answers it so eloquently. He is a devout Muslim. He quoted Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi. He also took similar quotes from five religions to show that the message is universal. He even said atheists can benefit from the message as well. This is NOT a religious book. It is meant for EVERYONE. It is a book well worth the read. It took me a bit longer to read this book because I wanted to study and ponder Dr. Husain's wisdom. I am so glad I did. My favorite story is about a young lady helping Dr. Husain during the war in Bosnia. She is Elma Dizdar, who risked her life to help save others. She gave a monumental speech regarding

Book Alert: He's a Porn Addict...Now What? An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions

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Released today! And already #1 in the sexual health recovery category on Amazon. Find the book in the webstore here or online at nearly any retailer (or check your local library/bookstore -- and if not there, ask that the book be ordered). Book description: Admitting you're a drug addict or alcoholic can be difficult, but when it comes to pornography addiction, the pain of betrayal can hit the addict's partner worse than the addict himself. Difficult questions come rushing: Does he look at this stuff because I'm not enough? Was he like this when I first met him? Is this God trying to test me? What kind of help is available for him? Am I just supposed to stay here and deal with this? With  He's a Porn Addict...Now What? An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions , you'll get pertinent answers from both sides of the equation: from a therapist and from a former pornography addict. About the authors: Tony Overbay is a licen