Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World (Biographies of US Presidents Book 16) by Hourly History

Abraham Lincoln
As president, Abraham Lincoln had one goal and that was to preserve the Union at all costs. His determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-nineteenth century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity or grief or turmoil. From his earliest days on the frontier, he endured the loss of his beloved mother and the demanding physical challenges of a rough-and-ready land where death came easily and education was rare; where ambition was rewarded if a man proved himself willing to work hard; where love was attainable, even for a man whose physical appearance was most charitably described as homely.

Inside you will read about…
✓ Born on the Frontier
✓ Lincoln’s Life in New Salem
✓ The Election of 1860
✓ The House Divides
✓ The Tide Turns
✓ The End
✓ The Legacy of Lincoln

Lincoln arose from poverty and ignorance to become a man of influence and eloquence whose speeches continue to resonate with a nation that aspires to meet his ideals. Lincoln had his detractors and enemies but throughout his years, he had a remarkable ability to remain unpoisoned by his foes and to retain compassion for those who opposed him. Meet Abraham Lincoln, the frontier president whose death made him a martyr but whose life made him a hero.

Author: Hourly History

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
149 reviews

The Last of the Giants: How Christ Came to the Lumberjacks by Harry Rimmer LL.D.

In its early years, Duluth was a gold mine for lumber barons. Men were employed as lumberjacks and worked like beasts, only to be tossed aside like used equipment when no longer needed. The grand forests were raped for their prime timber, the balance burned wastefully. The men were coarse and hard, but they had to be to survive. More than any other people that ever lived in our land, these old-time lumberjacks could truthfully say, “No man cared for my soul.”

That is, until God sent three men to the great Northwoods of our country ¬– Frank Higgins, John Sornberger, and Al Channer. These men blazed new trails of the Spirit and founded an empire for God. They reached a sector of humanity for which no spiritual work had ever been done before, storming the Northwoods with a consuming passion for Christ. And with that passion, they also brought a heart as big as all outdoors, a love for men that burned like a flame, and a desperate desire to see these men saved.

Author: Harry Rimmer LL.D.

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
49 reviews

The Life and Prayers of Mother Teresa by Wyatt North

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Mother Teresa is an essential for any Christian.

Mother Teresa wanted to do “something beautiful for God.” At the time of her death in 1997, there were nearly 4,000 Missionaries of Charity Sisters established in 610 houses in 123 countries. The congregation did not cease growing with her death. Today, there are more than 5,000 Sisters. The work continues to thrive as the network of Missionaries of Charity continues to operate centers in countries throughout the world.

In 1985, Mother Teresa was invited to address the United Nations General Assembly. On that occasion, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, called her “the most powerful woman in the world.”

At the end of 1999, two years after Mother Teresa’s death, Gallup published a poll of America’s most widely admired people of the 20th century. Mother Teresa topped the list, ahead of such luminaries as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein.

Author: Wyatt North

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
96 reviews

Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

A Hollywood Superstar. A Small Town Girl. Opposites shouldn’t always attract.Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town.Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year.We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him.From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me.Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract.

Author: Alessandra Torre

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
1379 reviews

God Speaks.a true story by Beverly A. Brown

When God does something miraculous, sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t. I can truthfully say, that I have seen a miracle. I never expected it to happen. The circumstances surrounding it didn’t make much sense to me at the time, because my daughter was dying. My daughter…a child whose biography is full of challenges. But God had a special purpose for her life. Now I can understand why He chose her. She was a perfect candidate for God to work through—in ways that most of us can’t even imagine. Something supernatural happened to my daughter. God worked in her life in such a way that revealed a unique revelation of His presence. It was a never to be forgotten experience, creating a phenomena, which is now burned into many people’s memories. One author said it this way…God is speaking, always speaking; not through channels you might have expected. But He is always speaking. My daughter’s life and her death would make that statement ring true in a way that no one could have predicted. Her legacy would live on long after she was gone.You probably have no idea who Tara Nicole Brown is, but what a story it tells; her story.If you have ever wondered…is God really involved in my life? or…is there really life after death?, then this story is for you. It’s an exceptional story. Piecing it together has been my labor of love these past four years. I think it’s important to share how we’ve survived times of adversity and tragedy, so that we don’t lose heart; which is part of the reason I wrote this book. All of us go through dark times in our lives. When life seems dark and hard to understand, many times we doubt God’s presence. But we are not alone. God is with us. As you dig a little deeper in this story, you will discover, He is with us…even in the valley of the shadow of death.My daughter’s life was a great testimony of God’s presence, His love, and true purpose. Now her memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew her, and even in those who didn’t. She had a rare occurrence take place in her life, a gift I can’t explain any other way than by saying that she was a child of God, and He came to her in a special way. It was a real miracle. But it takes knowing about her life before that divine encounter for the miracle to be understood.So, I’ll just start right here and tell you the rest of the story…

Author: Beverly A. Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
56 reviews

Dirty Laundry: From The Streets to an Executive One Man’s Forty Year Journey by Ivan Von Baublitz

On January 20, 1969. On the very day Richard Millhous Nixon became the 37th President, Ivan was born into a dysfunctional family. From a mentally challenged mother to an incapable father and a fragile brother, Ivan was faced with challenges no child is ready for. And yet despite all the anger and frustration that came with them, he somehow managed to persevere, to become more what society deemed him to be: an executive.

This creative uncensored biography recounts in vivid detail the anger and depression of growing up in poverty, the gripping homicidal effects of drugs, racism, police brutality and a broken government system. Ivan’s voice is expressed through a masterful use of syntax that reveals a soul that, while battered, is far from broken.

His tale maintains steadfast a hope for a better future that would give Richard Nixon himself reason to pause. From Illinois to Indiana comes a story over forty-years that highlights the indomitable power of a determined soul.

Relive some of the most unimaginable situations, leading up to a meeting with a certain angel that will change his life for the better. Find out how a word as simple as “FAVOR” can make all the difference in the world.

This unrestricted story will leave you never looking at your own “Dirty Laundry” the same.

Author: Ivan Von Baublitz

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
58 reviews

Growing Food God’s Way: Paul Gautschi Grows Superior Food With Much Less Work By… by David Devine and Joel Salatin

Growing Food God’s Way is a compelling biography of accomplished gardener and arborist Paul Gautschi. Known world-wide for his connection with God’s world of nature, this authorized work explores the man and his wildly successful garden and orchard…while applying revealed principles to guide our daily lives as well.
Home gardeners in 208 countries agree that you can grow better produce with much less cost and less work if you do it God’s way.
CAUTION: this book may rock your worldview!

Author: David Devine and Joel Salatin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
126 reviews

Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story by Shawn Inmon

“The Wonder Years” meets “The Notebook” in this true-life coming-of-age love story.

If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other’s first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn’s parents forbid them to see each other.

They obeyed – for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?

Feels Like the First Time lets you share in the magic of young love in small town America in the 1970s. No matter how much the world changes, some things – timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love – will always remain the same.

Author: Shawn Inmon

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
850 reviews

The Life and Times of Jesus: From His Earthly Beginnings to the Sermon on the Mount (Part I) by Michael J. Ruszala and Wyatt North

To write a book about Jesus is a challenging task; to live a life like Jesus’ is more challenging still. Though not primarily a work of theology or of spirituality, this popular history intends to help the words and deeds of Jesus come alive for contemporary readers. In Jesus’ day, he was a polarizing figure; one was either for him or against him.

Today, even many who are familiar with the story of Jesus are unmoved. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of them is that we have forgotten the history of which Jesus came to be part; and we have also forgotten how we fit in. When God acted in Jesus, he acted in history, and that history came with particular cultures, presuppositions, and memories of its own. Without an understanding of these things, Jesus’ polarizing words and deeds become blunted because their backdrop has been removed.

Author: Michael J. Ruszala and Wyatt North

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
231 reviews