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Heavenly Birth by Denise Taylor

A Mother’s Journey. A Daughter ’s Legacy
"Jonnae’s life began with me teaching her and ended with her teaching me."
Jonnae Taylor’s purpose was not to live through leukemia, it was to teach through it. With greater strength and faith than her years might suggest, she did not live as though she were dying; she died showing us how to live.Nine months of preparation preceded Jonnae’s Heavenly Birth. Through her eyes as a mother, Denise documented her’s and Jonnae’s experiences. Throughout these pages, you will be moved to laugh, cry, and make the most of every day. Allow this faithful child and mother to inspire you, as they have family, friends, and complete strangers.
• Feel the power of their story transform your life.
• Embrace their powerful perspectives, practices, and mantras.
• Become equipped to overcome adversity and live a full life.
• Change your thoughts about death.
Find peace and joy as you anticipate a Heavenly Birth.

Denise Taylor lives in southern Indiana with John, her husband of 20years, and their four living children. She touches audiences all over the world as an inspirational speaker and writer. Her candid and honest account of her daughter’s life and Heavenly Birth relays the powerful lessons she and Jonnae learned through a surprising teacher, leukemia.

Price: $19.95
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Kentucky Memories: Reflections of Rowan County By Jack Ellis

"In Kentucky Memories: Reflections of Rowan County, Jack Ellis has demonstrated an awareness of the important role of local history. During the past century-and-a-half, the human population of this amoeba-like area, carved out of Fleming and Morgan Counties, has matured into an Appalachian folk, cultural, economic, educational, and medical center. Literally scores of people have contributed both positively and negatively to the history of this community, and each of their acts in some form or another should remain as a record of their presence and activities. In the same way, every important human act documenting the past should should be passed on to future generations as a foundation for its presence and actions." Dr. Thomas D. Clark

Dr. Jack D. Ellis is a native of Morehead, Kentucky. He is a retired Director of Libraries and Professor of Library Science at Morehead State University. His 34 years of library work also includes Public, Bookmobile and School Library supervisory experience in Florida and Kentucky. Dr. Ellis is also a retired minister having served six different churches in four Eastern Kentucky counties. He holds degrees from Morehead State University, Peabody College of Vanderbuilt University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He is now serving his 32nd year as a member of the Kentucky Archives Commission having been appointed by seven seperate Governers. Dr. Ellis is married to Janis Caudill Ellis and they have four children: Jackie, John, Jeff and Jean, and 10 grandchildren.

Price: $35.00
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Missing Christmas by Jack D. Ellis
Following World War I, our nation entered a decade of national prosperity. Businesses flourished, and the standard of living rose. Jobs were plentiful and Americans were better fed, clothed, and housed than they had ever been before. However, the prosperity of the roaring twenties did not filter down to the rural poor of Appalachia. When Jack Ellis was born to Lon and Dot Ellis in 1927, the family lived near Morehead, Kentucky in a dilapidated, leaky, rat-infested house with no screens on the windows and one room that had a dirt floor. By the time Jack entered grade school, America was mired in the Great Depression. During the 30s, his father was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corp. for several years, but his mother became discouraged and depressed after losing her teaching position in the Rowan County schools. In 1940, Jack began his freshman year in high school. The following year, when he was within one month of his fifteenth birthday, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and American life changed dramatically for Jack and the young men and women of his generation, many of whom served for the duration of the war. It was one of the darkest and most painful periods of American history. On battlefields across the world at Corregidor, Bastogne, Bataan, and thousands of other death sites young Americans felt especially alone at Christmas. It was a desperate time for our nation, for our soldiers, and for millions of families who were separated from their sons and daughters during five Christmas seasons. Jack Ellis did not see himself as a hero, but just another GI doing his best to serve and survive. He missed three Christmases at home during World War II. Like millions of fellow GIs, the song "I'll Be Home for Christmas" had special meaning; the last two lines were "I'll be home for Christmas, If only in my dreams". I am proud to report that the Jesse Stuart Foundation has just published Missing Christmas, a memoir which details Ellis's experiences during the depression and World War II. This book is more than just a testimony to one man's service. It honors every man and woman who served our country during World War II. They were an extraordinary generation. They won the war, enforced the peace, and proudly led our country through the second half of the twentieth century. Sixteen million served in the armed forces, and millions more supported them at home. Through military service, the greatest generation learned lessons of teamwork, initiative, sacrifice, and self discipline. They came home trained and experienced, put the horrors of war behind them, and built an even greater nation.
Price: $20.00
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