JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

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Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: humanities, philosophy

Description:

“Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.

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JoeyTweets BookBlast – “Ginny and Me: Reflections of What God Can Do (2nd Edition)” by Christine Walters

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Title: “Ginny and Me: Reflections of What God Can Do (2nd Edition)”

Author: Christine Walters

Genres: black, african american, literary criticism, parenting, relationships, family relationships, parent and adult child, spirituality, religion, inspirational, personal testimonies

Description: Abuse is damaging. It comes from cycles of abusive behaviors learned and repeated through generations. Because of shame and embarrassment, many people do not speak about the cruelty they endured. In my case, most of the abuse I suffered resulted from my mother’s mental illness. For my entire life, people told me to excuse my mom’s abuse because she was mentally ill. However, mental illness does not give anyone the right to abuse you (in particular, your child).

Ginny had childhood paranoid schizophrenia with multiple personality disorder. She lived in the Buffalo State Hospital through her adolescent years. When released from the hospital, she had me. She was twenty-six, and my dad was thirty years older. My mother was white, and my father was black.

As a child, I struggled with my mixed heritage. My mom would tell me that white people did not like me because I was black. Even from a religious standpoint, I was raised as a Catholic and Baptist. On Sundays, my mom and I attended mass without my father and Baptist service with him.

I always felt like I had to choose. Was I black? Was I white? Was I Catholic? Was I Baptist? My mom told me that her side of the family disliked my dad because he was black and my dad’s side of the family disliked my mom because she was white. Here I was stuck in the middle.

I share my life story with the world through God’s glory. My story is about how faith enabled me to overcome extraordinary struggles, pain, and loss. Faith, hope, and forgiving the unforgivable through prayer and trusting in God are the keys to healing.

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JoeyTweets BookBlast – “To College or Not to College” by Casey Bell

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Title: “To College or Not to College”

Author: Casey Bell

Genres: college prep, schools, education, teaching

Description: “To College Or Not To College” by Casey Bell is divided into two sections.

The first section, To College, is written for students and their parents. There are so many things you should do before (even before you apply), during, and after college. You get tips, ideas, and details on how to prepare for and survive college successfully. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use what you’ve learned to make a successful life for yourself.

The Second section, To Not College, is for everyone who realizes college is NOT for them. If we are being completely honest, college is not for everyone. There are many successful people without college degrees. To Not College gives many options for people who know college is not for them.

College is a huge step in anyone’s life. Many people have made too many mistakes simply because of ignorance. This book will help many not make the same mistakes plenty of people, including the author, have made.Continue reading

JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

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Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: nonfiction, self-help, how to, memoir

Description: “Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.Continue reading

JoeyTweets BookBlast – “Every Day is Game Day: Your Life. Your Game. Your Choice” by Phillip Berry

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Title: “Every Day is Game Day: Your Life. Your Game. Your Choice”

Author: Phillip Berry

Genres: nonfiction, self help

Description: Remember waking up thinking of a competition, presentation, or performance ahead of you? The thrill. The butterflies. Every day presents an opportunity to try your best, to be your best. This book is a personal growth devotional that leads the reader through key opportunities to make every day a game day in his or her own life.

We all wake up with opportunities on the horizon. We all walk into our days with new possibilities, new challenges, and the chance to be our best. We are living the infinite game and winning is simply the opportunity to do it again the next day. The circumstances will change, but our opportunity to be all of which we are capable remains. Your life. Your game. Your choice. Make that choice. Give your best, every day.Continue reading