31 Days of Aggressive Faith is a pocket handbook for people seriously seeking God's counsel and direction in every area of their life. The words of encouragement started out as written affirmations. After daily worship during a month long fast in May 2013, I would begin to write. Directions came from God on May 16, 2013 to make my daily written affirmations into a book. This book can easily be carried for daily encouragement during fasting and praying. There is space to write notes and for journaling change. It also can be used for bible study in teaching necessary principles in faith.It is an easy read packed with scripture, revelation and encouragement. Use and believe!
This play written by G.K. Chesterton's wife Frances Chesterton, is an interesting weaving of faith and fable, gods and saints. She calls it an old fashioned morality tale. With an introduction by Frances Chesterton expert Nancy Carpentier Brown, the play creates an interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new, the darkness and the light.
The Always Faithful part of the title has arisen from the Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful: A Marine's Tale gives a realistic view of the anguish a young person endures in becoming a United States Marine, as well as the trauma of war. The story also helps the reader understand a certain Italian faction, as well as the Italian-American culture as it pertains to the Goomba perspective. It is not a story about the Marine Corps, nor a story about the Mob. It is simply about an eighteen year old young man of Italian descent from Trenton, New Jersey whose life is touched by both. For this teen, there is more to life than the customary demands placed on people his age. These demands put him on a rollercoaster ride destined to resolve uncertainty. Peer pressure sets the main character, Joseph Mommalione on a journey, which tests, his honor in the Marines, loyalty to strong Italian family traditions, and ability to bear confinement. Joe Momma's year long venture before, during, and after the 1991 Gulf War shows the way to heroism, imprisonment, vengeance, and love. He goes from the typical teen back on the block to the traumatic experience of Marine boot camp, to the theatre of war where his few days of combat lead to heroism and everlasting friendship with two Marines. After the war, he and his comrades are recuperating from their wounds back in New Jersey while Joe Momma is being groomed into his uncle's crime family. Circumstances land Joe Momma in the county jail where he is threatened by the FBI to reveal information about his mob connections. Rather than face three to five years in the Trenton State Penitentiary, he plans and successfully completes a daring escape from jail with the help of the two former Marines and his mentor Carmine Scalia, who is also a former Marine. Before he blends into the criminal underworld, he seeks revenge on the cop who put him behind bars. In doing so, he discovers a plot by a Tucci Crime Family crew boss to destroy him. Although the story portrays an adolescent from Trenton, New Jersey, it is targeted toward a mature audience and will touch the hearts of men and women alike. While the book is Marine hardcore, as well as street savvy, it is sensitive to family values and portrays heroic deeds. The book is easy reading, full of wit, sorrow, happiness, conflict, compassion, romance, crime, and adventure including a twist which will capture one's interest from beginning to end.
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