Bad Medicine is the improbable story of Matthew D. Hirschberg. His extraordinary journey serves as proof that any obstacle in life can be overcome. Matt’s story is one of redemption and a great reminder that personal responsibility helps pave the road to success. From his early days involving drugs, prison and obesity to his current stage of life where he is a successful entrepreneur, business owner and speaker, this book helps its readers reexamine and take stock of their own lives through his “Life Prescriptions” – the proven life lessons he has learned from his unbelievable experiences. Once hitting rock bottom, Matt had to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and try to put them back together. He improved his health, continued his education and strengthened his faith. Today, Matt has been blessed with a career that allows him to help other people by improving lives one body at a time and this book is just another example of that. After experiencing his story and the words of wisdom he has to share, one’s life cannot help but be changed for the better.
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Frontline: Book 1 – Tag…You’re It
Doing what’s right is simple…but it’s not always easy.
Tag Murdoch wrestles with what his role is when he sees another student bullied by his teammate, Vince Rhodes. To complicate matters, Vince is the high school’s star quarterback – the necessary ingredient to win an upcoming championship game. A charge of bullying will suspend him from the team at a crucial moment… making Tag the object of anger and hatred. Faced with contradicting viewpoints from friends, parents and teachers, Tag struggles with these issues: Is it my role to do anything? And if so, what? When Tag finally decides how to proceed, his situation is further complicated by the fear of letting down his friends, school and community.
The main theme of this story is bullying, but not from the viewpoint of the bully or the victim (although these are touched upon). The viewpoint of the bystander is explored in this book. What role or obligation, if any, does one have when s/he sees bullying occur? The lines are not always clear and situations are not always cut and dry, as this book will show. It’s especially hard in high school, when identities are starting to form and social cliques are prevalent. This story is the first in a series that focuses on a group of high school students and how they deal with real life situations and making the right choices on their own.
Frontline: Book 2 – Lost and Found
It’s hard to study for a test of faith.
When Brett Donovan sees his friend, Jerry Winston, fighting for his life after a tragic accident, he asks himself the age-old question: Why do bad things happen to good people? Being the son of a pastor, Brett always had a strong faith, but it had never before been truly tested. Now he is left wondering if God really does exist, and if so, why would He allow Jerry to suffer. As Brett wrestles with his feelings, he receives advice for and against keeping his faith, adding to his confusion even more.
Many folks are of middle school or high school age when they experience their first tragedy. It’s never easy and everyone handles these situations differently. In a time like this, it’s okay to stumble. It’s okay to ask the hard questions. But through it all, it’s even more important to remember that experiencing a traumatic event can cause us to lose hope altogether, or it can help us to realize just how solid our faith really is. My wish is that this book gives a real-world view of what it feels like when doubt starts to cloud our faith. Faith, hope and love may seem out of reach at times, but it doesn’t mean they ever are.
The Bible is our instruction manual for life. But when we don’t read it as often as we should, God finds other ways to teach us the lessons of the Bible through our everyday life experiences. Life experiences can be fun, exciting, even dangerous. They can be boring, depressing, or painful. Sometimes we see them coming, and sometimes they blindside us. Some are thrust upon us, while others are the result of our own actions. Still Learning explains how we can learn something from each life lesson—good and bad. Author Jay Foreman shares his experiences and the lessons he learned from them, putting them to the test. He questions whether they are biblically applicable to his life and teaches you to ask the same very important questions. Are your own life lessons reflecting the messages you have learned—and lived—from the Bible? After you’ve become familiar with the author’s life experiences, including embarrassing moments and the subsequent lessons learned, you’ll visit a story from the pages of the Bible where the same lesson was learned thousands of years ago. God is gracious and teaches us the lessons He wants us to learn. Still Learning helps us recognize and identify the lessons we can take from our own life experiences.
More Than A Teacher
More Than A Teacher is a tribute to all teachers who rise above and beyond what is required of them to help ensure that every student they interact with is prepared to be successful in life. Viewed through a student’s eyes, Kayla Foreman showcases the fact that teachers care not only about students’ grades, but also that the students are growing and maturing into well-rounded individuals. Kayla wanted to write this book as her way of saying Thank You to the wonderful teachers with whom she has been blessed, and to all the teachers around the world that share these same values.
Kayla Foreman is an author and illustrator. This is the first book she has written and the second book for which she has provided illustrations. Kayla is a freshman in high school and hopes to pursue a career in writing. She is thankful for all of the teachers in her life who have encouraged her to follow her dreams.
I am extremely proud of my daughter for releasing her first book. Pick up your copy today!
Benny the Bearded Bumble Bee
Benny is a one-of-a-kind bumble bee. He loves being the only one out of all his friends to be able to grow a beard. His friends aren’t too happy about this. They feel he should shave his beard and be just like everyone else. “What’s the point of being different?” they ask. “Why should anyone want to stand out from the crowd?” they wonder. When Benny finally listens to all of them and shaves his beard, he puts all of them in danger from the neighborhood bully, Dudley Newbomb. It turns out that Benny’s beard not only made him special, but helped keep everyone safe as well. Benny’s tale is one that reminds us that we’re all special in our own ways. We should embrace what makes us unique. We should be proud of who we are. We should always strive to ‘bee’ ourselves!
My Next Door Neighbor Is A Zombie
All Alonzo the Zombie wanted to do was to move to a nice community and be a good neighbor. But all the acts of kindness he offered were rejected. As nice as Alonzo tried to be to others, nobody wanted to be friends with a zombie. This story is a modern twist on the age-old truth that how we act toward one another is much more important than how we look. Will Alonzo’s new neighbors give him a chance or will he have to move to find more accepting friends? We encounter ‘zombies’ like Alonzo every day in our lives.
It’s up to us to look past physical appearances and get to know people for who they truly are. Here’s hoping that Alonzo and his pet turkey become new favorites in your family’s story collection!
This book is for any child or adult who has ever tried to find the perfect THING that they could do together. Kayla and her Dad experience one adventure after another (with painful results) but just can’t seem to find THEIR THING. Through it all, they come to realize that half of the fun is simply spending time with one another. Here’s hoping that you and someone special in your life enjoy finding YOUR THING!
This books is special to Jay because it allowed him to work with his daughter, Kayla. She handled all of the illustrations as well as the cover design for this project. Kayla plans to follow in her father’s footsteps and start writing books of her own. Jay could not be more proud.
On February 19, 2010, Will Rimmel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As his parents entered the ICU that night, the first thing that the doctor said to them was that they would now be Will’s “lifeline”. That statement couldn’t have been truer. From that point on, the Rimmel family knew they needed to do everything that they could to help and find a cure for Will and the other children and adults that are living with this dreadful disease. Their mission as a family is to educate and make others aware of the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes and the devastating effects that it can have on a body. What began as a simple “Spirit Night” at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant in Winchester, Virginia, has evolved into so much more. As of now, the Rimmel family and the wonderful owners of the local Chick-fil-A restaurants have organized two amazing events that occur annually to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Rimmel family motto is “We Will Find a Cure”. This book is another platform for which the Rimmel family hopes to educate and inform others of Type 1 Diabetes. This light-hearted story reinforces the fact that those dealing with this disease are, in fact, Super Heroes and encourages them to never give up in the fight to find a cure!
The book launch party was covered by TV3!
A Calico Christmas
A group of cats, known as the Calico Crew, has quite the reputation in the neighborhood…of treating others badly. Because of this, they’re not very well liked at all. And this doesn’t bother the Calico Crew one bit. But when others start showing them kindness at Christmastime, they find themselves in unchartered territory and they’re not sure how to respond. After some advice from none other than Santa Claus himself, the Calico Crew hatches a plan they hope will help them to spread and also experience Christmas joy. If this plan succeeds, their lives may be changed forever! A Calico Christmas is the fourth book in a Seasonal Series by Jay W. Foreman and Mark Sasser. Here’s hoping you enjoy A Calico Christmas and that you remember that the opportunity to spread joy at Christmastime is one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given!
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Under The Sea Christmas Tree
Do fish celebrate Christmas? If so, how? What would a Christmas Tree at the bottom of the ocean look like? Find out the answers to these questions within the pages of Under The Sea Christmas Tree. Trying to capture the true meaning of Christmas, Delfino the Dolphin decides to create the first-ever Christmas Tree under water. Not having access to ordinary decorations, Delfino and his good friend, Squalo the Shark, have their work cut out for them. With the help of their other aquatic friends, they’re able to put together a uniquely decorated tree you have to see to believe. But does the Spirit of Christmas come from the tree itself? The under water Christmas Tree project and overall results teach Delfino a Christmas lesson he’ll never forget!!! Under The Sea Christmas Tree reminds us all that the Christmas season is a time for celebration and encourages all of us to fully engage with friends and family!
How Christmas Saved The World From Aliens
We all know that the true spirit of Christmas can soften hearts, change attitudes, and mend wounds. But can it actually save the human race from aliens? Conquering aliens from a distant galaxy must decide if they will destroy Earth or spare it. They plan to make this decision by studying the way earthly holidays are celebrated. Unfortunately, they are not impressed with any of our holiday traditions – until Christmas rolls around and they see a genuine change in human behavior for the better. But is this change in hearts that comes and goes once a year enough to convince the aliens to spare our planet? How Christmas Saved The World From Aliens is a comedic, heart-warming “outsider’s” view of Christmas and how it changes the way we live our lives, if only for a short time each year. We hope you enjoy this original Christmas classic!!
Within the pages of this book, we’ll find out if the true spirit of Christmas can soften the hardest of hearts. Trouble-making raccoons, Rodney and Rudy, plan to ruin Christmas. But in doing so, they find themselves in some of the most unexpected situations they could have ever imagined. The raccoons discover their plan to break into several homes on Christmas Eve and take gifts set out for Christmas morning is not as easy as they thought it would be. Through chance encounters, they start to learn the true meaning of Christmas. They reluctantly discover that Christmas offers the power of hope, answered prayers and new beginnings. We hope that this book will entertain families and friends and remind us all of why we celebrate Christmas!!!