"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Sunday, June 12, 2011


 Kansas City, MO - May 24, 2011- Athlete Tim Clark has releases his inspirational memoir With God All Things Are Possible!

Tim Clark was born with one arm and no legs, but this did not stop him from leading an extraordinary life. The youngest of four children, his parents and his siblings never treated him differently, and with the support of his family and his own fiercely competitive nature, he managed to become a varsity wrestler at his high school. He then went on to graduate from the University of Kansas, where he wrestled on the K.U. Wrestling Club and was introduced to the sport of table tennis. Tim began to play table tennis competitively, and later went on to place second in the United States for the Standing Disabled Doubles Table Tennis National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After graduating from University of Kansas with a degree in business, Tim joined the workforce. This opened a whole new world of competition to him by way of the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, or the KCCC. This is an annual event that allows companies to put up their best competitors in different sports events to see who comes out on top. Tim excelled at table tennis going 56-7, winning gold in many events and eventually winning the prestigious KCCC Alex George Award after an amazing 50 yard freestyle swim in just 45 seconds! His competitive nature also drove him to run a 10K without his prosthetics, completing the run in less than an hour and a half. 

With God All Things Are Possible! is a story of a man whose achievements are remarkable by any standard, and particularly amazing in light of the disabilities Tim Clark refused to allow to stand in his way. Tim's attitude is the most commendable thing about the story; his steadfast faith and his drive to not just do well for a disabled man but to compete as an athlete are inspirational to all. Readers will find themselves cheering for Tim, and in awe of his fierce drive. The back of the book also includes quotes from former K.U. and NBA basketball star Danny Manning and Time Warner Cable's Metro Sports Dave Stewart. This is Tim Clark's first book; Tim lives in Kansas City, and works as an accountant for DST Systems.

When I received a notification about this book, I decided right away it was a book I wanted to read. I enjoy reading about other people and how they overcome various obstacles. Tim Clark faces obstacles on a daily basis that I can't hardly imagine. However, his complete outlook on life in general and his own personal life is an absolute testimony to Jesus Christ. 

Tim is very real and open in regards to his life's achievements and disappointments. Not once does he show pity for himself or for his disabilities. He will admit to moments of feeling sorry for himself but then he looks upon all that God has done for him and says God is Sovereign and He has a reason for everything.

Throughout the book I read about Tim's heroes and people who have been a big influence in his life. This includes various coaches, sports figures and Joni Eareckson Tada (she's one of my heroes, also). 
Tim was blessed with a competitive drive that would be used to help him become an outstanding athlete in not just one, but several different sports; including the 10k run that's featured on the cover of his book.

Because of his competitiveness and athletic abilities, Tim also helped the company that he works with gain recognition in the KCCC. (The Kansas City Corporate Challenge.) Several large companies get together every year and compete in various sports to determine who is the best, as well as strengthen friendships and businesses. It sounds like a grand time to me!

I have to say, though, the most important aspect of the book and Tim's life, is his belief and trust in Jesus. He writes about some of his favorite passages from the Bible and how with each new challenge he turns to the Lord for strength and courage. 

This is a wonderful book and it's definitely one I am glad I had the opportunity to read. I would encourage everyone to buy one and read it, today.

About the book:
With God All Things Are Possible! By Tim Clark
ISBN: 978-1457502224
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Date of publish: March 21, 2011
Pages: 192
S.R.P.: $14.95

For further information: With God All Things Are Possible, or at  Tim Clark Inspires

This book was provided freely to me for the purpose of review by Tim Clark. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FALSE WITNESS by Randy Singer

The government can change an identity but it cannot change a life.

Suspense author Randy Singer brings awareness to the plight of Dalits in India.

My Review of False Witness:

I received a review copy of this book from The B & B Media Group, Inc., for the purpose of reading and then writing a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. And everything I express personally about this book is of my own opinion. 

Now that I got that out of the way.....

When I first got notice about the book I was immediately intrigued. Any one who gets compared to John Grisham is worth checking out. At least I think so. Also, the fact that all proceeds from the sale of this book go to help the Dalits of India... well... that alone is reason enough for me to read the book. I'll talk more about the author and the Dalits a little later.

What do you get when you throw together intrigue, Chinese triads, bounty hunters, law students, Dalits, F.B.I., and an algorithm that will uncover all of the secrets of the internet and more? 

False Witness.

This novel is so good, so intriguing, fast-paced and spell-binding that you can not put it down. At least I couldn't. From the first paragraph you are caught in a whirlwind that just goes faster and faster.... but..... never out of control. 

Professor Kumari, a gifted mathematician and creator of the Abacus Algorithm, is only trying to help his people, the lowest cast of people, besides the Christians, the Dalits of India. Instead, he finds himself hiding from a very powerful Chinese triad. 

Enters, Clark Shealy, bounty hunter and sometimes repo-man. He gets caught in the middle between the triad and Kumari. Actually he has to find Kumari before the triad begins to torture his wife. 

Four years later... well, you just have to read the book for yourself. Let me say this, you will not be disappointed. 

I have read a lot of books, but this one is definitely getting placed on my shelf of honor. Right next to my John Grisham books. 

The plot is tight with suspense and intrigue. I found myself holding my breath until I turned the next page. All of the characters in False Witness, are full of life. Your heart goes out to Jamie, you find yourself remembering the brainiac in your college class and everyone knows an Isaiah. 

Weaved throughout the book is the ribbon of life, Jesus Christ. It's more sutle then in your face, like some Christian fiction can be. It just rounded out the novel and also helped explain why Professor Kumari developed the algorithm. 

About the Dalits of India

The Dalits, formerly called the "untouchables," comprise nearly one quarter of India's society, with population estimates of 250 million people. The term "Dalit" means "those who have been broken and ground deliberately by those above them in the social hierarchy." Dalits live at risk of discrimination, dehumanization, violence, and enslavement through human trafficking every day. By all global research and reports, the Dalits consititute the largest number of people categorized as victims of modern day slavery.

A bit about Randy Singer

Randy Singer is a man of many talents. By date he is a litigation attorney specializing in complex personal injury cases and commercial litigation for the law firm of Willcox and Savage.

His first novel, Directed Verdict, won the prestigious Christy Award for the best Christian suspense novel that year. He has written ten legal thrillers.

Randy is deeply passionate about ending the human rights struggle of India. He is donating all royalties from the sale of False Witness to the Dalit Freedom Network, which works to provide Dalit children a first-class education and to free them from the bondage of human trafficking.

You can read more about Randy Singer here 
To learn more about the Dalit Freedom Network and how you can help click this



If you have read any of Susan Warren's books then you know you are in for a treat with My Foolish Heart. Filled with humor, love and some real life problems, My Foolish Heart will win your heart with the first page.

Deep Haven is a lovely little fishing town filled with everyday people with everyday problems. It also has the World's Best Donuts and the Deep Haven Huskies football team. 

Deep Haven is also the home of Miss Foolish Heart, a internet radio program that is hosted by Isadora Presley. Issy gives advise about love and relationships to people across the country. Things start to get real interesting when she begins to give The Boy Nextdoor advise, not knowing who he is and he doesn't know who she is in real life. 

I found myself relating with Issy and her particular "disability" that kept her a virtual prisoner in her own home. My heart went out for Caleb as he dealt with his own physical disability as well as trying to earn his position as coach for the Deep Haven Huskies. Lucy, Issy's best friend, had some real life problems that deal with the World's Best Donuts as well as Seb. Yet through all of their problems you could see hope and healing that comes from them turning and relying on God. 

Susan Warren is a wonderful writer with a style that's full of wittiness and warmth. Her characters are believable, heart-tugging, and full of life.  

If you are looking for a good book to start your summer reading program, then let me recommend this one. You won't be disappointed. 

This book was provided free to me from Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of reviewing. Everything I have said about the book is of my own opinion.

Here's a little about Susan May Warren! 

 Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder ofwww.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:www.susanmaywarren.com

Susan May Warren is thrilled to announce the release of her latest Deep Haven book, My Foolish Heart!

To celebrate this charming novel about a dating expert who's never had a date, Susan has put together a romantic night on the town for one lucky couple. One grand prize winner will receive a Miss Foolish Heart prize package worth over $200!

The winner of the Romantic Night on the Town Prize Pack will receive:

* A $100 Visa Gift Card (For Dinner)

* A $100 Gift Certificate to a Hyatt/Marriott Hotel

* The entire Deep Haven series

To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on June 16th. The winner will be announced that evening during Susan’s Miss Foolish Heart Party on Facebook! Susan will be chatting with guests, hosting a book club chat about My Foolish Heart, testing your Deep Haven trivia skills, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, donuts, and more!) Don't miss the fun and BRING YOUR FRIENDS! 

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