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LAUGHTER CALLS ME: A young woman's search for truth leads to a courageous battle to save her children

By Catherine Brown

A young woman's search for truth leads to a courageous battle to save her children.

160 pages | Softbound
Biography | Child Sexual Abuse
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9721512-6-9

The true story of a young woman who discovers her children have become victims of child pornography. A compelling and hard-to-put-down book that takes the reader through a twenty-year period in the author's life. From her hitchhiking days in the seventies to being abandoned with four small children to raise, the story then takes a dramatic twist as she discovers what could potentially destroy her family. This crisis forces the young mother to go into hiding with her children to protect them.

Author Bio:
Catherine Brown is the author's pen name.

Table of Contents and Chapter One

Chapter Two

Customer Reviews:

Impacting Lives By: Kim
I wish to express my thanks to the author and her children who have opened their lives up to us. I would love for them to know that their book is impacting. In small ways resembles parts of my life, only in the extent that each life's story is unique. I have taken so many nuggets from the book, applying to my life, my children's lives, and the lives of those I get to minister God's love to; finding info helpful to all these areas. I am so thankful for her book. I appreciate you sharing that with them. Thank you!!

An Important Battle and She Won! By: book worm
I read this book in two days; I was glued and addicted! Thanks and kudos to the author, not only for her well-written and moving story, but for battling so strongly against that generational sin. Who'd have thought that an aimless hippie in her early days, would prove to be such a stellar warrior! Praise be to God....

A true story By: K. Patterson
This was an important story. It was hard to read because of the horific nature of the abuse. I love to read testimonies about how the Lord changes peoples lives and how even if the circumstances of our lives seem unbearable, He never fails to holds us tight.

From fear to faith By: J. Lawson
Laughter Calls Me totally inspired me. Once I began the book I could not stop reading it. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Catherine Brown's testimony of perseverance and endurance in a seemingly hopeless situation encouraged me greatly. There are so many things in this life to be afraid of, especially as a parent for your children. I was afraid of all the scary things that could happen to my kids, but after finishing Laughter Calls Me, I was encouraged to leave all my fears with the God who made us and loves us better than anyone.

Laughter Calls Me is a testimony of the faithfulness of a great and mighty God and His ability to deliver from the clutches of the sickest of sins. Our loving Father carried and guided Catherine through the darkest of darkness. This testimony is even more proof that there is nothing too hard for the Lord. God can reach into the sickest sin and bring beauty from it. As you finish this book you will come away fearing nothing but rather you will stand in awe of the One who is able to save us from all sin - our own and the sin of others.

Laughter Calls Me will change your perspective and it will fix your gaze on the glory of the Lord! Read this book and see what great things He has done. He longs to do great things in your life too!

Out of tragedies come blessings By: barbara wilhelm
The horrors of what Catherine went through would lead a reader to think that the impact of all this on the rest of her life would have surely been tragic. And except for the interventon of the Lord I am sure that would have been so. But intervene He did and it is so obvious that she have allowed the Lord to do a mighty work of healing in her life. Instead of bitterness flowing from this, there is love and a passion for the purity of truth. There is grace and mercy in what she does now. There is a Scripture in Psalms- Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. That is perfect healing. The Lord has healed her wounds and that is why there is now so much fruit in her life. Oil cannot be released from a jar unless the jar has been broken. Then the oil can flow and heal others. Catherine has told her story in all of its horrid details, sparing her reader nothing. She has been broken and she tells of it. But she has also been healed and that healing gives her readers hope and healing themselves.

From Hippie to Heroine By: Gloria H. Phillips
The author writes well and quickly pulls the reader into the story. And a remarkable story it is. She easily could have died of an overdose while living the free-wheeling hippie life. But due to God's hand on her, her life was spared even when she was pursued by evil. Few have walked where she has in saving her children from their pedophile, pornographic father. She became a responsible, loving mother, devoted Christian and found a good life after her long circuitous searching. Inspirational. Gives hope to any family who has a member they think is hopeless. This book is being studied by our daughter's church in Allentown. A magnificently inspiring testimony.

Public awareness and education (from back cover) By: Roger Young, Special Agent, FBI, Retired
Relying on her Christian faith as a support system, this story demonstrates Catherine's persistence and utilization of the greatest weapon against sexual exploitation of children - public awareness and education.

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OUT OF INDIA: A True Story about the New Age Movement

By Caryl Matrisciana

248 pages | Softbound | Illustrated
Biography | New Age | Hinduism
1st Edition (2008)
ISBN: 978-0-9791315-3-0
Revised and expanded from the best-selling book, Gods of the New Age (Harvest House 1985)

Description: Out of India is the biography of Caryl Matrisciana. Born and raised in India, Caryl saw firsthand the effects that Hinduism had on the people of that nation. After leaving India as a young adult, she became involved in the counter-culture New Age movement, only to find that the elements of Hinduism and the New Age were very much the same. Later as a Christian, Caryl discovered that this same spirituality had entered the Christian church through various avenues.

"When I was twenty years old, my family returned from India, where I was born and lived for most of my life, to England, our homeland. It was during the turbulent sixties, and I was about to be introduced to a movement that didn’t even have a name yet. How could I have possibly known then that the strange and mystical religion I had been surrounded by in India would someday be at the heart of a spirituality that would influence millions around the world?"

Topics covered in this book include:

  • *Hinduism
  • *Yoga
  • *"Christian Yoga"
  • *The hippie generation and the Beatles
  • *the New Age
  • *Chakras
  • *Reiki
  • *Hypnotism
  • *Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • *Centering Prayer and mantra meditation
  • *Ashrams
  • *Divination
  • *The Emerging Church
  • *Purpose Driven
  • *Gandhi
  • *Global Peace Plans
  • *The Secret and The Moses Code
  • *The Great Tribulation
  • *New Age music
  • *Interreligious dialogue
  • *Breath Prayers
  • *Horoscopes and Astrology
  • *Interspirituality
  • *Tantric Sex
  • *The "New Reformation"
  • *Nazism
  • *Relaxation Techniques
  • *Salvation
  • *Spiritual Formation
  • *Current emphasis on "Leadership"
  • *Suffering
  • and much more....
Author Bio: As co-producer of Jeremiah Films for 23 years, Caryl contributed research and expertise to more than 55 documentaries and also served as the Creative and Marketing Director. In 2002, she founded Caryl Productions, (visit www.caryl.tv) which produces cutting edge video journalism and information to help discern the times in which we live. (Author's website)

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MUDDY WATERS: An Insider's View of North American Native Spirituality

By Nanci Des Gerlaise

A warning to Native and Non-Native Christian believers alike . . .
and a call to those Involved in Native Spirituality, the New Age, or occultism

Is the "Great Spirit" the same as the Holy Spirit of the Bible? * * What are Native Spirituality practices such as, vision quests, shamanism, sweat lodge ceremonies, dream catchers * * What is the Native "Renewal"? * * Can cultures be redeemed? * * How Native Spirituality & the Emerging Church Are on the Same Path

232 pages | Softbound | Photos
Biography | Native Spirituality
Lighthouse Trails
ISBN: 9780984636648

Table of Contents and Preface

Click here for Chapter by Chapter Synopsis
Two Sources of Power But Only One Source of Truth

Description: Many Christians see no problem combining the beliefs and practices of Native American Spirituality with their view of Christianity. But Nanci Des Gerlaise knows differently. Raised on a Metis settlement with fifteen brothers and sisters, Nanci's childhood and young adult life was riddled with terrors that come with being the daughter and granddaughter of medicine men. Muddy Waters tells the story of this Cree Native American woman, who after years of struggle, oppression, and spiritual darkness found light and truth in the One who offered her freedom.

But Muddy Waters is not just a biography. It delves deeply into the framework of Native Spirituality. While Native American Christians are looking for a great spiritual awakening within the First Nations/Native American groups--by incorporating Native Spirituality practices into their Christianity--right under their noses, a massive worldwide deception is swiftly surging forward. Partly in overcompensation for very real injustices committed against Native Americans, Native Spirituality has become politically correct inasmuch as traditional biblical Christianity is on a fast track to becoming politically incorrect. Sadly, in the process, the Gospel, which is "the power of God unto salvation" (Romans 1:16) is being pushed aside, as if it were to blame--leaving countless numbers of people--both Native American and non-Native--without the sure hope that only comes through knowing Jesus Christ.

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WATERING THE GREYHOUND GARDEN: Stories from the Streets of San Francisco

By Warren B. Smith

181 Pages | Softbound | Photos
Mountain Stream Press; First Edition edition (January 10, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0984646124
ISBN-13: 978-0984646128

In Watering the Greyhound Garden, Warren B. Smith recounts his job as a Travelers Aid social
worker at the San Francisco Greyhound Bus Terminal. In fifty-one heartfelt stories, Smith
describes some of the many people he encountered at the depot and on the streets of San
Francisco. Meet Banjo Bobby Brown, Waldo Weinstein, the Pacific Heights Teenager, the
"Drunken" policeman, the Strong Man, the Minnesota Gambler, the Oklahoma Kid, the
Tennessee Thompsons, and many more.

The Greyhound Bus Terminal was like a modern-day Jericho Road, where broken-down travelers
were in urgent need of help. From California dreamers and state hospital runaways to an abused
housewife, a stranded grandmother, a suicidal transvestite, and a seventy-three-year-old man still
riding the rails—the author met them all when they needed help from Travelers Aid. With
compassion and careful attention to detail, the author describes the challenges and joys of
working for Travelers Aid and in "watering" what he calls "the Greyhound garden."

Watering the Greyhound Garden is a great gift and may even inspire you to reach out to your
fellow man in need! One thing is for sure - you wont want the uplifting book to end.

Excerpt from Sarah Leslie’s review of Watering The Greyhound Garden:

This autobiographical book is filled with short vignettes that capture a historical moment in time. It accurately depicts the pivotal period when the Haight-Ashbury hippie movement was fading, the homeless were rising, and the Gay movement was coming out of the closet. The economy was in crisis and unemployment was high. Deinstitutionalization had left many troubled people on the streets with no assistance. Counselors and social workers were encountering unprecedented issues. These stories will be evocative for those who lived through those restless, amoral and turbulent times.[3]

Interesting photos of San Francisco during this era accompany the vivid imagery of the text. This draws the reader into experiencing the street scene of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Walking along the streets with Smith is a sensate experience, smelling, seeing, hearing and touching that time period’s environment and its people.

The original manuscript, written shortly after Smith’s experiences, was shelved for several decades. Much has changed in Smith’s life since then! As he explains in his preface, “Note to the Reader,” “Prior to my deep involvement in the New Age/New Spirituality and my later conversion to the Christian faith, I was paid to be a ‘Good Samaritan’ at the San Francisco Greyhound Bus Terminal.” This is the story of the earlier part of Smith’s life, before he went on a spiritual journey. Many of Warren Smith’s fans do not know that he was a community social worker for many years, that he directed several homeless programs, and worked as a hospice social worker.

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