Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Book Gets Your Thoughts Working for You, Instead of Against You

/PRNewswire/ -- Your thoughts mold your lifestyle. They also shape your mental, physical, relational, and emotional health. Caspar McCloud and Linda Lange, authors of the new book What Was I Thinking?, ask: What shape are you in?

Presented in a reader-friendly discussion style, McCloud and Lange make a strong case that people must choose whether to follow the path of fear (stress) or the path of faith (truth). Understanding these links brings new insight to help people achieve healthier lifestyle results, emotional and physical healing, freedom, and greater effectiveness in life.

Filled with relevant Biblical passages, exciting personal testimonies and "Points to Ponder," this book provides spiritually enriched food for thought that can enhance one's life greatly.

"Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established" (Proverbs 16:3).

Major intriguing themes include: the direct link between thoughts and physical health; brain functions; the importance of forgiveness; and a variety of concepts that keep many people from living in health and joy instead of bondage.

The authors have found that:

* Doctors are recommending this book to their patients.
* People are reporting being healed of a number of sicknesses and diseases by applying these simple life-saving principles.
* Marriages and business relationships are being restored.
* People are being blessed beyond what they thought possible.

Readers will learn easy techniques that will forever change the way they think and process information leading to a more successful, happier life.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Review: Here We Go! Around-the-World-Family Adventure

Step into the pages of your memories and have fun with the children in your life.  

Who doesn't remember baking cookies with grandma in her apron or cuddling up in her lap while inhaling the delightful scent of her special powder to hear a story?  Who doesn't remember the special moments with grandparents that holiday traditions and smells conjure?  Who doesn't remember grandpa's special smile as he dug deep into his pocket to present you with a treasure?

The Baby Boomer Generation is coming of age, grandparent age, and realizing playing with grandchildren is fun.

Looking for adventures and ways to interact with young children has just gotten easier and more fun.  Roll together children, grandparents, some music, a drop of magic and imagination as you head into the newest family fun adventure--  all in the comfort of your home!

Here We Go! - Around the World Family Adventure is the first book in what promises to be an enchanting series of adventures and developmental activities for young children and the adults in their lives.  Written by award-winning author Walter Sorrells and illustrated by Victor Tavares, children will quickly be swept into the storybook.

In the first book, traveling grandparents return home to find their treasures fell out of the airplane.  With the assistance of their grandchildren and a magic compass, the group heads out to find the treasures.  The colorful pages and detailed artwork in the book complement the story as the family travels to lands across the world.  At each location the magic compass takes the family, the children are introduced to native customs as they locate a special treasure.

The story doesn't end as the last page is turned.  There are suggested activities which quickly encourage the readers to keep the story alive as new memories are made.

Original music which accompanies the story is also available.  The songs are well written and sure to be sung by children and adults alike as you rush to play them again.  While listening to the music, memories of grandparents or loved ones who have gone on before us bring the warmth of their love flowing back. 

The fun doesn't stop here, though.  There is an interactive website where the adventure continues with activities and craft ideas.

Collectables which correlate with the books are also scheduled to be released.  The first release in time for the holidays will be the Family Milagro Tree.  Families will discover their own miracle of memory making while decorating this enchanting tree together.

Developed by GrandCamp Adventures, this all inclusive series of books, music, activities and imagination building and time together doesn't have to be limited to grandparents.  What child wouldn't push their parents out of the house if the babysitter came with a grand adventure?

Discover the meaning of treasures.  Discover the joy of time together.

Learn more about GrandCamp Adventures.

Ann Eldredge
Fayette Front Page

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Book Review: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Poor Little Pelican + A Kidreports Photo-Documentary

Last spring, the Gulf Coast Oil Spill had us all wondering about the oil gushing into the water and being brought to shore by either waves or storms. What effect did it have on the animals? How did our young children see this event?

A great new children's book by well known author Carole Marsh has just been released. This charming story unfolds at the beginning of the oil spill when some young pelicans are out on a morning's adventure. They soon find something is amiss with the appearance of the Dark Shadow and its effect on a young pelican friend.

Children will eagerly follow the pelicans' plight as they get a helping hand from the local children who are assisting the oil covered pelicans.

This story brings the headlines of the summer to a level where young children can understand the events of the oil spill on the environment. Followed by a photo documentary by a Gulf Coast girl named Erin, students will learn how our environment and wildlife were affected by the spill.

The book has wonderful reproducible activities for children as they explore the environment. Marsh has once again brought educators and parents a wonderful resource tool for our children.

The book is available through Gallopade International at www.gallopade.com.

Ann Eldredge
Fayette Front Page

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Clayton State University Bookstore Holding “Go Green Day” Book Drive Thursday

The Clayton State University Bookstore will be holding a “Go Green Day” Book Drive on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The book drive will be held in the Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Clayton State Student Center. All donated books will be accepted, not just text books.

Books will be donated to Better World Books, which collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than six million new and used titles in stock, they are self-sustaining company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all their stakeholders. Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of more than 1,800 college campuses and partnerships with more than 2,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 35 million donated books into $7.5 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they have also diverted more than 13,000 tons of books from landfills.

According to Lynnie Beauvoir, customer service supervisor for the Clayton State University Bookstore, the purpose of the “Go Green Day” Book Drive is also to bring awareness to how the University Bookstore sustains and supports the “Green” initiative.

The University Bookstore “Green” other commitments (in addition to donating used books) include: sponsorship of the campus “Go Green Team;” helping with bottle and can recycling pick-ups around the campus; carrying “Green” supplies and merchandise; the reusable tote program with “Green” tote bags… with every purchase a percentage of the proceeds goes toward funding green initiatives on campus; and offering a strong used book buyback program which recycles and reuses books and also saves students money.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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