Description : As the widow of Roger J. Morneau, prayer warrior and best-selling author of A Trip Into the Supernatural and the Incredible Answers to Prayer series, Hilda shares personal stories of God's guidance and provision through the years.
Description : A book that reminds us of the importance of the Royal Navy and, in these days of austerity and relentless Defence cuts, why training, experience and time at sea all play a vital role in ensuring that, if and when needed, the Royal Navy is able to deliver the victories that the country expects.
Description : It started on a cold, frosty morning in 1951 in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a seventeen-year-old-boy, a crate of sheeps' kidneys and a dream. The boss of the city's Belfast meatworks, had arrived an hour early to set up for the day, when he noticed one of his workers packing up a crate on the countertop. The young lad was battling to move it so the boss went over to help. When asked what time he'd started, the boy replied 'Five o'clock this morning'. Stunned, and amused, the boss told him he'd be earning a good bonus at the end of the week, and wondered aloud what he'd spend it on. But the boy knew, and immediately replied, 'I'm going to race speedway in England.' And he did. That boy was Barry Briggs, and it was just the start of his great adventure. Little did he know he was soon to become the legendary speedway racer more commonly known as Briggo, and later as Barry Briggs MBE. From dangerous encounters in the jungles of Liberia to teaching Steve McQueen to slide a speedway bike, Briggo's incredible story is one of strength, determination and a life lived firmly in the fast lane.
Description : I came from a poor family, but was afforded all the opportunities to make myself a better person than my parents, who did not have those opportunities. My childhood days were hard living on a farm, getting up early in the morning, doing my chores and then walking two miles to school. My high school days was not as good as expected and I put that to the conditions under which I had to deal with, living away from home, sometimes under unpleasant situations, and then getting up at 5:00 am to travel by train to Georgetown to get to school. I remember reading that Abraham Lincoln had to walk six miles per day to go to school, and he became one of the best President of the United States of America. My studies were cut short to assist my family when they were faced with major problems. I realized that the experience I gained by joining the SSU made me a better person. As I began my life anew I was determined to be successful in whatever my endeavors were. Success comes with hard work and perseverance and I took advantage of all the windows of opportunities that came my way, like forming Patrician Phone Corporation and South Jamaica Services, and running for Congress. To the readers of my autobiography, especially the younger generation, I want to tell you that the sky is not the limit. There are many opportunities out there, you have to take the time to look for what interests you. If I had to live my life over again, I would probably do the same things all over again, but I think with less mistakes. I have no regrets because I did it my all way.
Description : Encouraged by three older brothers, now serving in the US Marines, to set goals—“Dream big, and above all, get away from this narrow-minded home town,” they said—Jana graduated high school and began making plans to follow her brothers’ suggestions. She finds a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With determination, she works hard, enrolling in evening classes at a nearby college, to become a physical therapist. Jana’s dreams are coming true, until she stumbles down an alley and falls over a body. Afraid to tell anyone, she keeps quiet. “Murder is not going to stop me,” she tells herself.
Description : Scotts Recipient of Grace is as American as apple pie with an African American flavor. His story spans racial segregation in the 1930s to the election of President Barack Obama in the Twenty First Century. He begins his story as a poor black youth in the border state of MO and concludes his incredible journey in Washington, D.C. as the Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress. In between, Dons journey as a soldier in the US Army is richly told and includes the undercurrent of racial tensions in Vietnam and throughout his efforts to remain competitive for schooling and promotions in his 30 year army career. What appears to be the end of a successful army career as a Brigadier General is the beginning of a Cinderella like post military adventure. His surprise appointment by Maynard Jackson (deceased) as the Chief of Staff, Atlanta City Government, selection and appointment by President Bill Clinton as the founding director of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, and rigorous pursuit by a national search team that won his appointment as the Deputy Librarian help explain the reasons behind the title, Recipient of Grace.
Description : In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world. Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape her grief, she decided to set herself a challenge. Having never seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride around the world. 18,000 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 6 big mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record. Empowering, inspiring, often humorous, This Road I Ride is testimony to the power of sheer will to overcome any obstacle. Discover a true story of adventure, blood, sweat and gears.
Description : In this memoir, Holland E. Bynam, a retired US Army colonel and educational administrator, looks back at a life defined by beating the odds. In a series of vignettes, he recalls both those who helped him and those who failed to assist him in making his world and that of those around him richer. While his approach to telling his story may be unconventional-at times he answers the questions of fictional interviewers to enliven his story-it allows him to convey a full orchard of anecdotes, insights, truths, ideals, and present day concerns. Bynam's story is from the soul of a gifted man. It looks back at his early, military, and later educational experiences; and to his efforts in changing lives for the better. He also shares his thoughts on topics such as educational reform, the essence of Christianity, the deadliest sins, tips for success, the struggle in the Middle East, and more. "An Incredible Journey" shares excitement, insights, and secrets; seeks to energize you to chase your own dreams; and encourages debates and conversations at numerous venues.