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A Patriot’s Letters To AMERICA
About the Book
The essence of America that which really unites us, is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea, and what an idea it is- that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you come from but where you are going.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.
John F. Kennedy
These letters to America represent one side of the coin. Belief in small government. Belief in the 8,928 words of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and its 27 Amendments. Belief in the Right to pursue happiness. Belief in not relying on big government. Belief in freedoms/ liberties. Belief in America. Hopefully by reading these letters one will begin to, understand a differing value and the great love of this Republic. Or, reinforce that you are not alone in your beliefs. Through understanding, compromise, critical thinking and ownership for our actions, just maybe the great divide can begin to close.
About the Author
Dan is a retired 27 year veteran of the US Navy. Married to a loving wife, Zeny, for 39 years. Has two wonderful children and 4 loving grandchildren. His great love and gratitude to this Republic has inspired him to write letters to America.
Many thanks to my daughter, Charity for helping me get this project to publish. And to my wife who continues to inspire me through her great love of this Republic. Additionally, I owe a thanks to my youngest daughter, Christina, for reminding me there are two sides of the coin. Finally, I owe everything to America for giving me and my family the Right to pursue happiness.
The Art of Norma Forss Portraits
About the Book
There are three things I want you to know about my mother, Norma Forss:
1. She was always an uninhibited non-conformist.
2. She was always having fun in her life.
3. She had a magical charm about her like no one I have known. She had a charm that is very much like her photography.
I would say that all three of these traits are due to a great natural spirit of self-assurance she possessed. Self assurance is a great facility to have in our living experience but it can be fraught with danger while it lasts. Somehow, it seems as though a person who is so free from conformity is going to get into trouble all the time. Borrowing another slang phrase from my mother’s time, you could say this pet chant phrase …
You’re gonna get yours!
About the Author
George Forss is an acclaimed photographer who has had his day in court already, so to speak. You can say this, but I am also preoccupied with a special phenomenon that has inspired theologians and philosophers and has spawned millions of religions – as well as debates – through the ages. In fact, I have been doing this even before I was discovered for my photography. I am exploring Spirituality and Existence to this day. I have been doing this, on and off, for more than 35 years. I have much acclaim for my photography so I can live with a degree of freedom. I am exploring the spirituality of my mother in this book. I am very fortunate. I am glad I can to do this book and thankful for all the people I have come to know. I was living in NYC when renowned photographer David Douglas Duncan discovered me in 1980. Duncan produced a book of my photos called: New York New York: Masterworks of a Street Peddler. My trademark is my black and white photography, which has been shown in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums. I have been featured in major publications and I have been the subject of two documentaries. In 2009 I self-published my book ENOS Prayers and Rewards of Mercy after Enos / The Innocuous Science-Strategy of GOD in Life. 730 pages. You can tell by this title and length of this book that I am serious about the subject at hand. It has been said that I have a unique and fascinating submission, which provides the reader with the author’s insightful perspectives and offerings of alternative wisdom regarding a myriad of theoretical and universal questions and quandaries. In 2014 I self published a picture book with anecdotes about my years in NYC when I was active as a street peddler selling black and white photos in New York City. I invented this. I was the first one ever to sell personal photography this way. My book is entitled The Way We Were This book is about my pictures of NYC that made me famous taken in the period of 1972 to 1988. I garnered a good Kirkus Review for this book. I have four more unpublished homespun religious books. I am currently working on a new book entitled The Religion of ENOS / A compilation of the religious ideas found in my five adroitly playful series books of ENOS. Search my name,\ George Forss. Also – Forssblog – Facebook/ George Forss and my NYC gallery to find out more. Orders and queries: 518 538 9938 and www.fineartamerica. com A disk or a memory stick of my mother’s photography is available for $39.
Let’s Detox The Soul
About the Book
Detox the Soul,” is a book that eliminates all deadly toxins, poisons, impurities, and filth that lie in the core of our soul. Caused by hurts, pains, disappointments, and traumatic experiences, these toxins are released when issues have not been properly dealt with. When things like verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse have not been addressed, we know when things are hidden and swept under the rug and not exposed, they can cause severe damage to our soul. During the course of this prayer, you will experience a healing and breakthrough in the soul that only the Anointing of God can do. Your mind will be renewed; your heart will be purified; your emotions will be healed and made whole so that ultimately your “Will” will line up with the “Will” of God. So are you ready to be healed, set free, and delivered? Are you ready for the chains to be broken off? Well, let us go before the throne of Grace and DETOX YOUR SOUL!
About the Author
Apostle Donyale M. Dabney is an anointed woman of God. Born in Oakland, California, she is a devoted mother of two beautiful daughters Meagan and Cameryn: and a handsome grandson Cayden. She is a visionary, true worshipper, intercessor, prayer warrior, author, singer/songwriter, ordained prophet, and an anointed teacher of the Gospel who loves the word of God. Apostle Donyale faithfully served many years as a personal intercessor and armor-bearer and traveled internationally to Dubai and Indonesia, ministering in revivals and healing crusades. She served as a prayer coordinator and was Head of Intercession for the Antelope Valley Unity Tent Revival in Lancaster, California, and she has served her community through partnering with various organizations in providing the homeless hot Thanksgiving meals annually.
Apostle Donyale is the Founder of Testimony Times International Ministries. She is the Founder of 5 AM Gathering Prayer Ministry and Bread of Heaven Outreach. She is the author of several books, “”Let’s Have Church Book Series/Are you a useable Vessel”, Let’s Gather Together in Prayer Book Series/Deliverance for Destiny, and her soon published book Let’s Gather Together in Prayer Book Series/A Blueprint to Revival. She is also the CEO of The Billie Sue Company/Billie Sue Designs, Billie Sue Products, and Billie 2 Billy Music/Publishing.
A Reason for Living
About the Book
It is the mid-1960s in Kingston, Jamaica, and the country is steeped in social, political, and economic inequities. Howard Baxter, the heir to a real estate empire, has no interest in seeking or managing wealth. Painting and deflowering Jamaican maidens are his passions. As he combs the streets looking for greater meaning in his pathetic life, it soon becomes apparent that Howard’s journey will not be easy. Bernaldo Lloyd, a member of the Baxter clan, is a medical student who is sensitive to the hopelessness of the Jamaican masses. Inspired by his close friend and Howard’s cousin, Ras Robin Pone, and their ties with the Rastafari movement that calls for social and economic equity, Bernaldo is determined to overthrow the corrupt government. As Howard, Bernaldo and Robin become influenced by The American Black Power and Civil Rights movements demanding equal rights for African Americans, the women in their lives both love and criticize them. But when revolution breaks out, Howard finally discovers a purpose for his twisted life that leads him in a direction he never anticipated. In this tale of love, passion, and self-discovery, three Jamaican men become caught up in a 1960s revolution that reveals injustices, oppression, and a purpose for one of them.
REVIEWS OF A REASON FOR LIVING
“On a literary canvas, author Julian Jingles has etched a tale of excess, greed, and
redemption. Here, art imitates life in a whirling cacophony of racy, edgy emotions.
Such is the daunting beauty of A Reason for Living.”
– Dr. Glenville Ashby, Sunday Gleaner Book Review
“The author, filmmaker, entrepreneur did not wile away five decades as a bystander
but may have calculatedly used the hiatus to toil in order to reveal a compelling novel
about the creative and volatile ‘60s in Jamaica.”
– Vinette K. Pryce, Caribbean Life
“Riveting, touching on micro and macro relationships of love, sex and politics, and the
search of Jamaicans for the essence of their existence, with many compelling scenes
and very touching, sensitive dialogues.”
– Dr. Basil Wilson, New York Carib News
“Love and sensuality surface on practically every page of the novel, and these moments
are most vividly captured when Howard beds his lovers. On these occasions, and on
several others, Jingles brings a cinematic quality to his writing, and there’s a colorful
radiance to the scenes, and you are delightfully ensnared in the amorous, orgasmic
-Herb Boyd, author of Black Detroit, Baldwin’s Harlem,
and several other books, The New York Amsterdam News (more…)