We Live in a Depressing World with Few Ways to Cope

We Live in a Depressing World with Few Ways to Cope

Now how is that for a positive start? My heading probably scared off more people than it attracted. However our reality check shows that this is not far from the truth.

I have written a book that tells my story about trying to cope. I was at the end of my rope is it was unraveling. Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life beyond Bumper Stickers is a journey I took from deep depression back to a life of joy and happiness. It wasn’t an overnight journey and there were many road blocks along the way, but I gradually took one step after another and conquered the mental demons that were attacking me.

It wasn’t done alone. God was with me each step of the way. Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life beyond Bumper Stickers starts with my life in the muck and mire to where I enjoy each day with excitement.

It can be your story too. The whole book is directed towards those who have also been in the trenches like I have. It is a guide for those who are seeking a way to get out of the quicksand, and move on to better things.

I am now going to give you a small outline of what the book is about. I am putting a couple chapter titles that are in each part of the book. Notice the progressions from dooms day, to happiness. That is the format. I slowly progress your thoughts from “I hate this world,” to “Thank you God for another day.”

Part I- Fighting through the trials and tribulations of life

• Stop the world and let me off. I am tired of going round and round.
• Everything can go wrong probably will.

Part II- Try it you’ll like it.
• A lot of kneeling will get you in good standing.
• Don’t cross your fingers; fold you hands.

Part III- Keep marching on the right path.

• Are you standing on Whale fishing for minnows?
• Don’t wait for six strong men to finally take you to church.

Part IV- The next step

• God promises a save landing not a calm passage.
• If you are going the wrong way, God allows U turns.

Part V- I feel God holding my hand.

• A small stumble could lead to a big fall.
• Suffering from tooth decay? Brush up on the Bible.

Part VI- Congratulations you made it!

• Be fishers of men, you catch them and he will clean them.
• If we evolved from monkeys and apes, why are there still monkeys and apes?

Conclusion- It’s been a long journey.

You can read actual excerpts from these chapters by subscribing to my free newsletter. You just go to the right side bar and click on the icon that says; Sign up for my free newsletter and get instant access to the free eBook: The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World.

What you read is true. You will get a free eBook juts for signing up for the free newsletter. The newsletter has gotten many great endorsements. It has sports, travel stories, excerpts from Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life beyond Bumper Stickers, and resources on how to cope in a not so friendly world.

But wait! There is more. (Sounds like an infomercial!) There really is more. By subscribing you also are automatically placed in a drawing for books that are top sellers and have the author’s autograph and personal notes them.

Some of the books that will be given away are:

1. The Shack, by William Paul Young. It has been # 1 on the New York Times best selling list for 60 weeks straight. I met Paul and had a nice conversation with him. If you win this draw, I will also add my conversation I had with him for free. He autographed the book and made personal comments.
2. Three Cups of Tea, by David Relin. It has been # 1 in its category for 155 weeks straight. I also met David. I will also share some of the things he said with the person that wins this book.

There are many others that are excellent books that will be giving away the coming weeks. The only way to get one is to subscribe to that great newsletter I told you about.

You will not get hives if you subscribe!! As a matter of fact I guarantee you will like it or you can opt out by going to the bottom of the newsletter and click on opt out.


New Promotion Beginning; win a Controversial, Autographed Book

The promotion of giving away an autographed book written by William Paul Young, called The Shack, has been completed. If you are now thinking. ” Oh no…I didn’t win one!!” Hang in there. My apologizes to you who WILL be the winners.

I have been sidelined with yet another adventure with a physical problem. I will be fine by next Monday, when I have surgery. I will walk home with a new positive attitude. It is nothing serious. I may or may not tell you more about what it is about. I do not like to hear about other people’s surgeries myself. Just know that it is an in and out procedure, and I will be healthier when I leave.

I will complete the drawing for the free books later tonight. I will notify the winners right away. I will be asking you if you will be willing to share your name and what city you are from, so that I can prove to others that we did have winners. You will have your 15 minutes of fame! I do not need more than what I asked above. I do not want anymore information about you get out than what is necessary.

The new book give away will be the New York Times best selling book, What’s so great About Christianity, written by Dinesh D’Souza.  Some questions he attempts to answer are:

  • Is Christianity obsolete?
  • Why does Christianity explain how the universe was formed?
  • How did Christianity created the farmework for modern science?
  • Does evolution actually support the “argument from design?”
  • Why atheists fear the Big bang theory?

There are many other provocative and enlightening subjects that Dinesh D’Souza speaks to.

This book has the author’s autograph in it. How am I able to get all these autographs? Do I have a special charm, or have I been in the right place at the right time? If you met me you know which one is true. In other words, I am still working on the charm thing.

Dinesh D’Souza is a former White House domestic policy analyst, and is the current Research Scholar at the Hoover Institute at Stanford. He has other best selling books: What’s so great About America, Ronald Reagan: How and ordinary Man became and Extraordinary Leader, and many other books. 

The rules for this new promotion are the same:

You will be asked to become a subscriber to my online newsletter to have a chance to win the book. That is all you have to do. I will then do a drawing at the end of the promotion.  One of you will have the book sent to you free, and the shipping covered.

How do you subscribe? Good question! Just go over to the right side bar and find, “Sign up for my Free Newsletter,” and click on it. Then you will put in your email address. You will be all set. You will get about two newsletters a month.

Remember those of you that are already subscribed, will get credit for every new person you have register. If you get 10 people to register, you will have 11 chances to win the book. Tell your friends that when they do register they also will have a chance to win.

I will explain later in the promotion how I will know who you had register. The promotion will end at 5:00 p.m., on May 22nd. That is the start of Memorial day weekend for us yankees. This means you have a month, as of today, to get those people to sign-up. You will have many more chances to win. 

Join over 340 other subscribers that have joined me in the short time I have had this website up and running.

AND!! Good Luck on winning the book!!