Psycho-Spiritual – Socialcide: How America Is Loving Itself to Death

SocialcideSocialcide: How America Is Loving Itself to Death
By Leo J. Battenhausen
Publisher: Faith Books and More
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1939761279
Pages: 466
Genre: Psycho-Spiritual, Sociology

Searing New Book Exposes Nation’s Rotting Social Fabric, Proving Americans Are Literally “Loving Themselves to Death”

What happens to a society when common courtesy, values, morals and kindness are not merely disregarded, but considered old-fashioned and outdated? Why are more and more children being diagnosed with social and emotional disorders today than ever before in history? When has true face-to-face communication become unwanted and obsolete? Where has America’s sense of decency and honor gone over the past 35 years? Why do we find humor and entertainment at the expense of others’ dignity and innocence? The words “narcissism,” “sociopath” and “psychopath” are thrown around on television daily in describing those responsible for heinous acts of school shootings, murder, rape and child abuse. “Narcissist’ is currently one of the most searched words on the World Wide Web. Meanwhile, the field of Psychology wants to eliminate “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” from its references. When children are becoming less willing to learn, work or take responsibility for their actions, and parents are “too busy” to enforce morals and consequences when raising their children, we have a social problem. Socialcide is destroying families, marriages and true love. The media manipulates us, technology corrupts us, and spiritual warfare remains undetected to the naked eye because of it. America is Loving Itself to Death and Socialcide explains why.

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About the Author:
As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteLeo J. Battenhausen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Relationship Specialist, Certified School Social Worker and an Employee Assistance Program Director in New Jersey. He has directed several mental health programs, worked in a state psychiatric hospital and a New Jersey State prison, and has presented numerous seminars, training programs and lectures regarding mental illness and its treatment. Battenhausen has been in the field of Clinical Psychology for more than 22 years and is featured regularly on nationally syndicated radio stations and shows discussing the social and psychological issues affecting Americans today. His first book, Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction has won many awards in the categories of Self-Help, Psychology and Family Care, and it continues to help many people since its publication in 2011. Today, he directs a private practice in New Jersey, where he resides with his wife, Cori, and their 4 Saint Bernards.

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Hard Boiled Crime Mystery – Rome Is Burning

Rome Is BurningRome Is Burning
By Roy A. Teel, Jr.
Publisher: NarroWay Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-0988702530 (hc)
ISBN: 978-0988702561 (pb)
ISBN: 978-0988702578 (ebook)
ASIN: B00MYHB39E
Pages: 164
Genre: Hard Boiled Crime Mystery, Detective, Suspense, Thriller

“Rome Is Burning” is secret government code for a potential terrorist attack in the U.S. The City of Los Angeles is in danger, and no one knows it. Special Agent John Swenson, aka The Iron Eagle, and Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian have been in search of a serial killer with a twist: a terrorist plot of tremendous proportions. A disgraced Marine Corps Colonel has hatched a plan with her subordinates to destroy the city of Los Angeles and kill millions of its citizens. John Swenson, also a highly decorated former Marine Corps MARSOC black operative, must step out of his role as FBI agent and back into his military training to stop what will be the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Swenson and O’Brian engage with Swenson’s retired unit to attempt to stop the devastation. With every turn in the investigation and hunt for the terrorists, a deeper anti-government plot is uncovered, and the only thing standing in the way of death and destruction for a city and a nation is The Iron Eagle and his team of black operatives.

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Rome Is Burning AuthorRoy A Teel Jr. is the author of several books, both nonfiction and fiction. He became disabled due to Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2011 and lives in Lake Arrowhead, CA with his wife, Tracy, their tabby cat, Oscar, and their Springer Spaniel, Sandy.

 

 

 

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Travel – Thailand: Deadly Destination

Thailand Deadly DestinationThailand: Deadly Destination
By John Stapleton
Publisher: A Sense of Place Publishing
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-0992548735
ASIN: B00PQ6BB8S
Pages: 270
Genre: Travel

The daily robbing, bashing, drugging, extortion and murder of foreign tourists on Thai soil, along with numerous scandals involving unsafe facilities and well established scams, has led to frequent predictions that Thailand’s multi-billion dollar tourist industry will self-destruct. Instead tourist numbers more than doubled in the decade to 2014. The world might not have come to the hometowns of the many visitors fascinated by Thailand, but it certainly came to the Land of Smiles.

While the Thai media is heavily censored, and bad news stories about tourists suppressed, nonetheless there is more than enough evidence to demonstrate that something has gone seriously awry with the nation’s tourist industry.

In 2014, just as in the years preceding it, there were train, bus, ferry, speedboat, motorbike and car accidents, murders, knifings, unexplained deaths, numerous suicides, diving accidents, robberies gone wrong, anonymous bodies washing up on the shores and a string of alcohol and drug related incidents.

Thailand had a dying king and serious succession problems, weak democratic institutions, an economy slipping into recession, faced issues of corruption across many of its key services and was host to international crime syndicates, awash with despised foreigners and drifting perilously towards civil war.

Tourists choose one destination over another for a number of reasons, most of which Thailand scores highly on. But on the core issue of tourist safety, Thailand scores very badly indeed.

About the Author:
Thailand Deadly Destination AuthorThe first money John Stapleton ever made out of writing was in 1972 when he was co-;winner of a short story competition held by what was then Australia’s then leading cultural celebration, the Adelaide Arts Festival. He graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney in 1975 with a double major in philosophy and anthropology and did post- graduate work with the Sociology Department at Flinders University. His articles and fiction have appeared in a range of magazines, newspapers and anthologies. Stapleton joined the staff of The Sydney Morning Herald in 1986. In 2004 he moved to The Australian, leaving after 15 years. As a general news reporter in Sydney John Stapleton, or “Stapo” as he was widely known, covered literally thousands of stories: from the funerals of bikies, children and dignitaries to fires, floods, droughts and demonstrations of all kinds. In 2000 he helped found the world’s longest running father’s show, Dads On The Air. After leaving The Australian in 2009 he established A Sense of Place Publishing while traveling in S.E. Asia. He is the author of Chaos at the Crossroads, Hunting the Famous and Thailand: Deadly Destination.

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Christian Living – Faith Steps for Military Families

Faith Steps for Military FamiliesFaith Steps for Military Families
Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent
By Lisa Nixon Phillips
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 978-1614489962 (pb)
ISBN: 978-1614489993 (hc)
ASIN: B00HQWBPHM
Pages: 178
Genres: Christian Living, Non-Fiction

Faith Steps for Military Families – Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent explores the fifteen themes found in Psalms 120-134. Each psalm reveals a theme, common to the military lifestyle, depicted through vivid and rich metaphors. Themes include: discovering a deeper understanding of God’s nature as Protector, Keeper, and the Night Watchman, how unity builds resiliency and cohesiveness in the military family, trust in God during times of the unknown, hope for when life as a military family is on hold, and others. Within each psalm, discover biblical truths to building a spiritual foundation and family resiliency. The overarching premise of faith is that it makes a significant difference in the overall well-being of military members and the families that love and support them.

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Faith Steps for Military Families AuthorLisa Nixon Phillips is a native of Lawrence, Kansas. She met her husband, Ray, a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy in 1986. A year later they married. Three weeks later her husband left on deployment. As a new Navy wife, Lisa embraced the military lifestyle. She considered shipboard visits a great privilege and she became a passionate supporter of her husband’s military service. She volunteered for various military family events and served as Ombudsman for her husband’s command while stationed at SRF Guam. Some of Lisa’s published works include: an anthology, “The Fabric of a Seasoned Navy Wife,” which appeared in the 2008 edition of, “A Cup of Comfort for Military Families” by F + W Publications, Inc., articles for FaithDeployed.com and WivesOfFaith.com. Lisa also writes for her blog page on her book’s website. Today, Lisa is a retired military wife, but serves the military community as a Chaplain for her American Legion Auxiliary Unit in Marysville, WA. She also works alongside her husband in their family business. She and her husband, Ray, have two children, both serving in the military.

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Holiday Short Stories: Hark-A Christmas Collection

HarkHark
A Christmas Collection
By Justin Bog
Publisher: Booktrope
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1620155936
ASIN: B00PL81XFC
Pages: 134
Genre: Fiction, Holiday, Romance

A beautifully written collection of short stories from critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest writer Justin Bog, Hark explores the range of emotions surrounding the holidays. From melancholy to madness, loss and despair to hope and forgiveness, these six tales shimmer with feelings, some we’d rather stuff away, that Christmas can evoke.

Within Hark–A Christmas Collection, a retired police officer faces another Christmas Eve while bitter recollections haunt his every turn, a lonely woman plans to seduce Santa Claus one Christmas Eve, a widow grows anxious as she searches for a present she misplaced and intended to send to her ungrateful sister, a woman can’t keep the images of her past–these ghosts–from haunting the life she chooses to live, a bookstore clerk and his partner join a Christmas party in Sun Valley, Idaho and are taught a lesson most un-holidaylike, and, finally, a couple portrays Mr. & Mrs. Claus in their small island town holiday festivities and face a grim diagnosis together.

Set in colorful locations around the United States, from Anacortes, Washington, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Sun Valley, Idaho, each tale focuses on people who struggle to make good choices, learn lessons, and maybe even find peace during the holiday season.

A bonus story, Poseidon Eyes, from the upcoming Sandcastle and Other Stories–The Complete Edition, is included.

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Hark AuthorJustin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin Bog was Pop Culture Correspondent and Editor for In Classic Style. He is an experimental cook, a lawn mower who colors outside the lines, and treat master to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.

 

 

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