Featured Audio Book: Catching a Miracle by Mark J. Spinicelli

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Title: Catching a Miracle

Author: Mark J. Spinicelli

Narrated by:  Michael Bower

Publisher:       Mark J. Spinicelli

Genre: Medical Fiction/Thriller

Format: Audio (also ebook and paperback)

Length:    6 hours 20 minutes

Publication Date: July 22, 2019

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old Shelly White is admitted to St. Theresa’s Hospital for Children for cancer treatment. In the meantime, she strikes a friendship with her fellow roommate Kristin, who is also undergoing her own battle with cancer. Dr. Gregory Wall manages the patient care for both children working tirelessly to pursue the treatment options that are available. He knows all too well that his best efforts may never be enough to save them. 

In a mystifying episode that later comes to be known as St. Theresa’s first official miracle, Shelly’s cancer seemingly disappears overnight to the utter amazement of Dr. Wall and the rest of the team at the hospital. Sadly, Kristen is not as fortunate. She eventually succumbs to her illness, even as Shelly makes her way out to leave the hospital as a fully cured and healthy little girl. 

Fast forward to 30 years later and Dr. Shelly White now works alongside Dr. Wall at the same hospital with a mission to save as many children as possible from cancer. She also starts the Kristen Foundation in honor and fond memory of her roommate who did not have the same privilege of coming out of her illness alive. 

At a fundraising event in aid of the foundation, Shelly meets advertising executive Nicholas Harris who, she soon realizes, is going to play a crucial role in changing her life and that of her patients through a cure for cancer. Nicholas and his father Salvatore have their own reasons for wanting to be part of the same journey. 

At this point, far from ending on a predictable note, Catching a Miracle soon enfolds into an unexpectedly fast-paced thrilling story involving the race to find a cure for cancer, the fight against corporate greed, and the involvement of powerful political entities who will stop at nothing to prevent the cure from being found. Listen to this book to find out:

  • The story behind Dr. Shelly White’s miraculous cancer recovery 
  • The surprising connection between Dr. White and Nick Harris at St. Theresa’s Hospital 
  • Whether Dr. White and friends will find a cure for cancer after all before the end of this book 
  • Whether the desire to save others and the indomitable spirit to find a cure will triumph over pure greed and profit 

While Catching a Miracle deals with the deeply profound theme of finding a cancer cure, it is far from a somber book. Moments of poignancy merge seamlessly with moments of humor to create a journey that’s both a testament to the faith of the human spirit as well as an inspiration to those that continue to be part of the search for a cure. A suspense-filled, action-packed, never-a-dull-moment book, part one of the three-part series, Catching a Miracle is a must-listen by first-time author Mark Spinicelli.

 

Buying Links:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Catching-a-Miracle-Audiobook/B07VDMKRBX

 

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Featured Book- Listening to the Masters by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Listening to the Masters

Subtitle:      Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today’s Martial Arts Masters

Author:  Ronnie Malina

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:  Sports Bio/Martial Arts/Philosophy

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    270 pages

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

Synopsis:

 

Listening to the Masters: Insight, Knowledge, and Wisdom from Today’s Martial Arts Masters is a compilation of lessons learned from some of the most knowledgeable martial artists of modern times. When Sensei Ronnie Malina’s martial arts mentor, Grandmaster Ralph Jaschke, was diagnosed with cancer, it became his mission to honor him by creating a book that explores the qualities that transform students into renowned masters. You’ll hear from:

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Vikki Morrow, Jeff BisCamp, Kathy Long, Jon Rister, Jeremy Schmidt, Bohdi Sanders, Mary Baca, Steve Ashcraft, David Nelson, Billy Swinney, Stephen DC Surtees, Raul Vasquez, Ralph Jaschke, Mark Clarite, Ted Gambordella, Keith Dundas, Sky Wood, Melody Johnson, Rick Torres, Jamie Cashion, Don Kerstetter, Kevin Smith, John Barrera, Juan Alcantar, William Rankin, William Alford, Joe Soliz, Mick Moore, David Blevins, and Gary Lee.

Amazing things happen when you sit back and Listen to the Masters.

“This is timeless knowledge, wisdom gained through endless hours of training, philosophies of people whose dedication to the development of these arts know no bounds. Heady stuff indeed. I hope you enjoy this. I did.” Ted Nulty, Award winning and bestselling author of The Locker and Gone Feral.

 

Buying Links:

 

Hear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast featuring Master Ronnie Malina (Everywhere 9/1/19):

https://www.buzzsprout.com/269195/1434493-episode-27-listening-to-the-masters-with-ronnie-malina

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New Release-Money Matters by Brian Finney

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Title:  Money Matters

Author:    Brian Finney

Genre: Fiction/ Mystery

Format: Kindle/Paperback/Audio

Pages:   248 pages

Publication Date: August 23, 2019

Synopsis:

At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug cartel in her search to uncover the truth. Jenny’s investigation takes her into the twilight world of undocumented immigrants, which leads her to seek the help of the handsome director of an immigrant rights organization to whom she is strongly attracted. But will the deadly enmity of the rich and powerful thwart her search and end her budding romance?

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Featured- How to Feed a Human: The Whole Food Muscle by Dr Robyn Odegaard and Russ Bruzzano

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Title: How to Feed a Human: The Whole Food Muscle

Author:  Dr Robyn Odegaard and Russ Bruzzano

Genre: Non-Fiction/Weight Loss/Self-Help

Format: Paperback

236 Pages

Publisher: Champion Performance Development

Publication Date: April 25, 2019

Synopsis:    There are a few people in the world, the high performers, who not only create goals but reach them, who realize that a large part of personal success comes from having the right information at the right time. You are clearly one of us or you wouldn’t be interested in this book.

You know WHAT to do. You likely even WANT to do it. But you’re not doing it. Worse still, you’ve been programmed to believe it’s your fault. But you’ve been lied to. It’s not your fault. Culture, industry and your very DNA are setting you up to fail.

It’s time to take back control of your health and enjoy the vibrant ease that comes with reaching and maintaining the energy and wellbeing that most people envy, but consider out of reach.

We have done it. And in the short time it takes you to read this book, so will you.

This book bridges the gap between WHAT you WANT to do and knowing HOW to actually do it.

Let’s get started.

Amazon UK Link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Feed-Human-Whole-Muscle/dp/0984658122

LOOK FOR DR ROBYN AND RUSS April 19, 2019 on Taekwondo Life Magazine’s hit Podcast: http://tkdlifemagazine.buzzsprout.com

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Authors and Fitness Gurus, Dr Robyn Odegaard and Russ Bruzzano

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Upcoming Release- Redemption Through Forgiveness: How God Used My Mental Illness to Save Me By Lisa Slaton

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Title:   Redemption Through Forgiveness: How God Used My Mental Illness to Save Me

Author:    Lisa Slaton

Genre: Fiction/ Christian Fiction/Trauma/Recovery

Format: Paperback & Kindle

Publisher:

Pages:   196 pages

Publication Date: August 30, 2019 (Pre-order Now)

Synopsis: Diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder and other mental illnesses, Lisa created personalities as a child to help her survive trauma and abuse. As an adult, she finally meets her alters and finds that they are Christian alters whom God will use to help her understand His great love and mercy toward her. It is when God gives Lisa one of the most difficult challenges of her life – forgiving the person she hates most in the world, her mother – that she learns how to accept God’s forgiveness and salvation.

 

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Featured YA eBook- Jack Wentworth: The Real Belt by Karen Ward-Wilder

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Title:   Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt

Author: Karen Ward-Wilder

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Fiction/Spiritual

Format: eBook

Publisher: Karen Ward-Wilder

Pages:  110 pages 

Publication Date: November, 2017

Synopsis:  Fourteen year-old-Jack Wentworth endures almost daily the pains and scars from the beatings of Ryan, the school bully. Jack’s life starts to change when he meets the mysterious homeless old man in the community library, and as he writes his own mystical story for his writing class at school. Known as being nerdy, Jack starts to discover who really he is, and he soon creates a story where teens on Tempko Island discover a time machine that looks like a gigantic computer. While traveling in the machine, the teens discover Belt Town, in which men, women, and children’s bodies are actually made into belts. Jack learns to survive by using his writing talent as a tool to cope, and as his real life intertwines with his story, his confidence begins to grow and he ultimately understands his truth. This inspiring YA fiction novel, Jack Wentworth (The Real Belt), is the first book of a six-book series designed to help teens boost their confidence and grow into their true purpose.

 

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Award Winning Children’s Book- Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot

Title:   Supernatural Hero

Author: Eran Gadot with Gilah Kahn-Hoffman and  Salit Krac

Genre: Fiction/Children’s Fiction/Fantasy

Format: eBook & paperback

Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing Inc

Pages:  170 pages 

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Synopsis: Sixth-grader Andy is your average nerd. He is scrawny, wears glasses, is exceptionally good at math, and is in love with the popular girl, Zoe. He is lonely both at school and at home. His parents pay more attention to his older sister, but his best friend and closest confidant, is his grandpa.

After his grandpa is tragically diagnosed with cancer and dies, Andy experiences his ability to see and communicate with his grandpa’s ghost. With Grandpa’s encouraging spirit still by his side, Andy strives to gain the courage to ask Zoe out. But when an evil spirit jeopardizes her safety, Andy must use his newfound gift, as well as abilities he already possesses, to become the hero and save the Supernatural Hero

 

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