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Selected Books

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

THE SKY BELOW is a riveting memoir with astronaut Scott Parazynski, the only man ever to fly in space and climb Mount Everest. This relentless explorer's unforgettable adventures span the globe. (Little A, 2017)

She Believes: Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live, with Debbie Lindell.

(Revell, 2016)Foreword by Christine Caine. With over seven billion people in the world, it can be difficult for women to believe they were designed for a purpose. That they individually have value, and their life has meaning that goes beyond what they see or have been told to believe. But that's just the life-changing message Debbie Lindell passionately shares and champions. Every woman, no matter her history, social status, or position in society, was beautifully and magnificently designed by her Creator to live an amazing life. In She Believes, Lindell shares with women the beautiful truth of God's love for them, empowering them to live out their own unique purpose and bring change to their homes, their workplaces, their communities, and the world. With personal stories and biblical truth, Debbie invites women to trust God's Word--and discover the incredible, abundant life that he created them to live.

Painting With Metro: How a Crippled Racehorse Rescued Himself (and Me) With a Paintbrush, with Ron Krajewski

(New Horizon Press, 2016) Ron was an extremely shy and gentle man, hidden away in his studio painting portraits of dogs and afraid to answer the door. Metro was an extroverted, temperamental, and demanding Thoroughbred racehorse, one of the fastest turf sprinters at Belmont and Saratoga with $300,000 in winnings. Now, his knees were wrecked and no longer able to race, his future was very uncertain. When man and horse met, there were fireworks, including horse bites, kicks, and all around baditude. More jackass than pocket pony, Metro needed someone to understand what he’d been through and to take a chance on his future. Ron not only believed in his horse, he taught Metro how to paint stunning contemporary abstract paintings. Metro took to his new hobby with glee. As the stack of painted canvases grew, so did the bond between Ron and Metro, one brush stroke at a time. But as Metro’s fame grew, Ron was forced to choose between staying in the shadows and facing his worst fears—leaving the house and interacting with people. He did it, for the love of a horse. Today, Metro is one of the world’s most famous horses and his paintings are helping other racehorses get a fresh chance at a new life.

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God, with Jep and Jessica Robertson

(W/Harper Collins, 2015) A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, & ECPA Bestseller: Jep Robertson and his wife, Jessica, talk about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that could have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep opens up about a traumatizing experience he had as a child, and his reluctance to tell anyone about it until only a few years ago; and his downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse as a young man and the eventual intervention of his family that brought him out. Jessica reveals the shame of her first marriage, while still a teenager, that ended in divorce and all the hurt that came along with it, much of which was from the church. Her insecurities spun out of control as she wondered whether she would ever be good enough or pretty enough. This book is their love story, but more importantly, it’s their love story for God.

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain, by Megan Boudreaux

(W/Harper Collins, 2015) The inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti, by herself―all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips but each trip multiplied the sense that someone needed to address the devastation―especially with the children, many of whom were kept as household slaves on the poverty-stricken and earthquake-devastated Caribbean island. God guided her every step as she moved blindly to a foreign land without knowing the language, the people, or the future. From becoming the adoptive mother of former child slaves, to receiving the divine gift of the Haitian Creole language, to starting, building, and running a school for more than 500 children, "the amazingness of what God did after I made the choice to be obedient is incredible," said Megan. Three years later, six acres on Bellevue Mountain in Gressier is the home of the nonprofit Respire Haiti at the former site of voodoo worship, and in the area that many still come to make animal sacrifices, Megan and her staff of nearly 200 are transforming this community as they educate, feed, and address the needs.

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, with Michael Hingson

(Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, 2011) A New York Times Bestseller: The story of a man blind from birth who triumphed over adversity throughout his life. His hard won survival skills and his feisty can-do spirit prepared him to survive the World Trade Center attacks in a 78-story stairwell descent with his guide dog, Roselle. Michael’s blindness didn’t stop him from shocking the neighbors by riding his bicycle through the streets of Palmdale, California as a child, and on September 11 his blindness became an asset as he survived and helped others during the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Yet, there’s more. “The real story, in my mind, isn’t how I got out of the World Trade Center,” said Michael. “It’s how I got there in the first place.”

So Long Status Quo, by Susy Flory

(Beacon Hill, 2009) Susy Flory’s life was a lot like her couch—comfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rosie... Eleanor... Elizabeth... and Jane. Now, thanks to their example, her life will never be the same.So Long, Status Quo is the powerful story of how nine amazing historical women inspired a suburban mom to abandon her safe, sheltered, vanilla existence for a life of passion, service, and significance.

The Unbreakable Boy, with Scott LeRette

(Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, 2014) "The Unbreakable Boy isn't really about a boy. It's about an entire family,” said Ellen Painter Dollar, author of No Easy Choice. “While the book centers on Scott LeRette's quirky son, Austin, Scott has his own unconventional perspective, offering a fresh, funny, sincere take on familiar struggles, with autism and addiction, illness and isolation, complacency and cynicism. His family's story reminds us that being "unbreakable" isn't about being free of pain, but about remaining open to the miracles of love and grace even, or especially, in hard times.”

Dog Tales, by Susy Flory

(Harvest House, 2011) A collection of dramatic, heart wrenching and sometimes hilarious true dog stories. If you always suspected your dog of being a hero at heart, you have proof with these miraculous dog tales. Dog Tales shows that sometimes the most ordinary mutt can impact lives in an unforgettable way.

Heaven Hears: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray For His Grandson, with Lindy Boone Michaelis

(Tyndale, 2013) On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone, accidentally stepped through a skylight and fell three stories onto a cement floor. When he broke through that roof, Ryan fell into a very different life from the one he had before as the beloved son of Lindy Boone Michaelis and first grandson of entertainment icon Pat Boone. As Ryan lingered between life and death in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center, Pat and Lindy decided to take action, in a big way; they went on Larry King Live, shared their faith, and asked millions of TV viewers to pray for Ryan. And so, they prayed. Heaven Hears is an unbelievable story of answered prayer—and it’s not over yet. This book will inspire you to look for answers to prayer and to see God’s miracles.