Books to Inspire
There are six parts to this magical book:
Order from Lighthearted Press: Books and gifts to heal the heart and awaken the soul. Among her other titles: Every Dog an Angel, Every Cat an Angel, Forever Paws
Christine Davis is known for books to give to someone who has lost a pet, as they comfort, heal and inspire.
But Breathing Fire is designed to heal yourself, and will inspire anyone who has suffered abuse of any type.
Davis is a survivor of terrible child abuse, burying this as she took charge of her life (or so she thought), creating a successful writing career, as she cared for pets and friends.
But her 20-year marriage failed, she suffered from debilitating spinal pain, and knew something was very wrong.
She says she felt "like a flower that had been given just enough water to stay upright, but not enough to flourish.
This is a true story of being rescued from her inner demons, conquering her fear and transcending her difficult past.
In the process, she explores and explains how our brains can access deep recesses and use myth and magic to heal.
Among the great quotes in this book is one from Albert Einstein: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
This is a book to cherish for yourself, and give to treasured friends.
Books for Children
Available from www.PublishAmerica.com
Go to the Fantasy section.
Saralee asks the mother of all questions, Why is God invisible?
the world stops for a moment as if its stunned by the boldness
of one little girl. No one can answer Saralee, and a stubborn girl
informs God that she will no longer pray to him until he answers her
question. When she follows through with her threat, she exposes
herself to a world in a dream where a .fiery .figure takes her on a
journey of enlightenment and humor, encouraging her to see the wisdom
in Gods deeds.
Funny poems for the young and the young at heart by Canadian poet Heather Grace Stewart. illustrated by Kayla Mae Stewart (age five).
Perfect little poems for those nights when the kids say, just one more short story, pulleeeease? A whimsical, engaging read for preschoolers, beginner readers, middle graders and the child in all of us.
Graceful Publications. $17.95 softcover, full-colour interior $27.95 hardcover w/dust-jacket full-colour
The Lord's Prayer for Little Ones
Parents belonging to any Christian
denomination will welcome this charming book, which explains the
Lord's Prayer in age-appropriate language that all children, from
pre-school to grades three or four, will understand and appreciate.
It would make a wonderful baby gift, with lively and colorful
illustrations by Janet Samuel that depict boys and girls, of various
ages and all races and ethnic origins, engaged in a variety of activities.
The Worrywart's Prayer Book, by Allia Zobel Nolan, is wise, fun, sometimes silly, quotable, and a great gift book. Zobel, whose previous best-sellers include Purr More, Hiss Less, Heavenly Lessons I Learned from my Cat, and Everything I Know about the Rat Race, I Learned from My Cat, has drawn on her own experience and her faith to produce some helpful life lessons in a portable format that's easy to pick up when you're facing a challenge. She covers everything from job worries to body image, including a combination of faith and common sense. The quotations included in each chapter are drawn from the Bible and other spiritual sources, but also contain such gems as The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark and Dust protects the furniture. I've copied many of these to the Quotations pages on this website. This book, like Zobel's other titles, was published by HCI, and is also available at Amazon. Her website is great fun, and features many of her other books. She also blogs at: www.KittyLiterate.blogspot.com
Cat Angels, is subtitled the secret lives of cats, a whimsical furry-feathered journey into the mystical realm of cat angels. Author/illustrator Amy White is an award-winning composer, recording artist and performer who loves to create and work in a variety of media, including stone-carving, silvercasting, stained glass, 3-D collage, block-printing and photography. In this magical book, she explores the secret lives of cats, especially those who have passed over The Rainbow Bridge, creating alternate realities that are breathtaking.
Whiskers, Wit & Wisdom, True Cat Tales and the Lessons They Teach, by Niki Anderson. Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster: 45 spiritual parables in the form of stories of special cats. Each story introduced by a Bible verse, but not a "preachy" book.