Books by local BC and Alberta authors
by Lucy Goncalves
Able Wheel Soul Press
Overcoming Life’s Barriers & Discovering God’s Spirit Within You
Dependence on God is like floating on water. Allow yourself to relax, surrender and trust. Feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit carrying you.
There are moments in life that make you feel helpless and hopeless. There are moments in life that bring you down to your knees. The truth is, we all struggle with life’s problems. Some of us have visible challenges, yet most of us hide the things that keep us stumbling through life.
Author Lucy Goncalves, deprived of oxygen at birth, has lived her entire life with cerebral palsy, overcoming daily challenges and growing spiritually into an able soul. Join your heart with hers as she shares true stories of her life, along with scriptural passages and prayers to bring you into a deeper relationship with God.
by Ed and Janice Hird
HIS Publishing Group
“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…” Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling into their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.
Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl.
Then, the unthinkable happens… A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.
Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?
Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival…but for family. If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky.
The Little Black Funeral Dress
by Shirley L. Thiessen
It’s not if, but when. Those who love will also grieve. To our detriment, society would rather sanitize or skip over the topic of grief. Twelve days after her son’s wedding, Shirley Thiessen was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral. Grief threatened to extinguish her purpose for living. Gradually, hope and resiliency emerged as Shirley learned to recycle the pain of loss for good purposes. While everyone’s grief journey is unique, there are tips to be shared and missteps to avoid.
Living With Your Heart at Rest
by Cindy Martin
Bold Vision Books
If you feel angry, impatient, or overwhelmed and feel unable to stop the relentless internal revving, there is a better way to live. Living With Your Heart At Rest invites you to step out of the blender and into deep soul rest. Cindy Martin offers wisdom gleaned on the rocky road of reality. When strained relationships, tight finances, unforgiveness, and frenetic daily schedules converge to assault the soul, Cindy shares with passionate conviction and authentic experience that it is possible to live with your heart at rest … before you’re laid to rest.
We Were Royal Refugees
by Chris Karuhije
Word Alive Press
Six. That was the number of people killed every minute of every hour of the day, for one hundred days. The dead lay there mutilated, raped, disfigured, and dismembered. They were strewn across the African countryside, piled up in empty churches, and thrown in the lakes and rivers.
Alphonse and Thacienne had their dream life. They were in love, they had five children, and they pastored a great church in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali. But in 1994, it all came to a cataclysmic end as almost one million people were slaughtered in an eruption of violence that lasted three months. As Alphonse is trapped in his church fighting to stay alive, Thacienne embarks on a courageous journey to get her children to safety, holding hope that she will be reunited with her husband.
Written by one of the survivors, We Were Royal Refugees is the gripping and heart-wrenching true story of the horror, loss, forgiveness, and triumph of a family in one of the worst tragedies in modern history, the Rwandan genocide.
To Willow’s House for Tea
by Cindy Palin
Word Alive Press
Willow FaceTimes her Grammy and invites her over for tea. But Grammy can’t come and Willow wonders why. So Grammy has an idea.
Just how far will she go to get to her granddaughter’s house for tea, and who will help bring her there?
This sweet and whimsical story tells how a loving, creative grandmother, far away from her grandchild, uses her gift of imagination to bring them together. To Willow’s House for Tea will resonate in the hearts of families separated by distance, but not by love or imagination.
by Cindy Palin
Word Alive Press
Cindy is no stranger to the power of words, especially those put to music. Memories are made with melodies. While rocking her granddaughter to sleep for the first time, she realized that the words people speak and sing over their children have a lasting impact. “What if I could do more than just soothe little Willow to sleep with a lullaby?” she wondered. “What if I could pray a song over her, for the very hand of God to impart faith and fruit and peace for her future?” In this touching and heartwarming book, Cindy invites you to personalize this lullaby for your own children and grandchildren.