An Immigrant Physician’s Tale of His Life and Times
The title of this book From the Land of Spice to the Land of Oil aptly describes the book. It is an immigrant physician’s tale of his life and times. More than just a biography it is a story of his times. He was born in 1945 at the end of Second World War. Kerala—his birth place in India—is well-known for its spices and ancient martial arts. He was witness to great historic events like the end of the Second World War, independence and partition of India, cold war, collapse of communism, global warming and finally the Covid pandemic. He has described them as he saw them both as a physician and as a keen student of history. He served in the Indian army and also the army of the Sultan of Oman. He has many interesting stories to tell, both professional and personal. After immigrating to the USA he had extensive experience of medical practice in this country. He describes in detail the varied professional and personal challenges he had to face. He also gives his frank opinion about medical practice and the profound changes he has seen. He describes the great historical events he has passed through based on his own observations on geopolitics and international issues. An important issue, life after retirement is also given due consideration. Towards the end, he concentrates on spiritual issues, religion, and ultimately death.
Dr. Jay K Raman was born in 1945 in Kerala in India. He did his medical education in India. He joined the army and served in different parts of India as well as in Oman in the Middle East. In 1975 he immigrated to USA with his family. After finishing surgical residency at the University of Rochester he moved to Houston, Texas, to do a fellowship in cardio-vascular surgery at Texas Heart Institute under the famous surgeon Dr Denton Cooley. He is a Fellow of the American Board of surgery and also a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons of Canada. Since 1981 he has been running a successful private practice. Dr. Raman has been married to Viji for nearly fifty years. They are blessed with two children and five grandchildren. Presently he is retired and spends most of his time on charitable activities.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Pandemic Blunder (published by Outskirts Press, January 2021), by Joel S. Hirschhorn.
The US public health system and federal agencies failed to support and promote early home/outpatient treatment for the COVID-19 virus. The result was a pandemic blunder of massive proportions…
Pandemic Blunder contains considerable medical information and data to support a number of proven safe, cheap generic medicines and protocols that knock out the coronavirus when given early. Read about the pioneering, courageous doctors who have been using innovative approaches to prevent their COVID patients from needing hospital care and facing death. The book includes many expert opinions from doctors who support the view that 70 to 80 percent of COVID deaths could have been prevented—and still can be.
Don’t be victimized by disinformation and propaganda from leftist media. Learn how corrupt forces are aiming to make billions of dollars from expensive medicines and vaccines, and how hundreds of thousands of deaths could have—and should have—been prevented!
Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn has a long history of working on health issues. He was a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he directed a medical research program between the colleges of engineering and medicine. As a senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association, he directed major studies on health-related subjects, including health risks from toxic waste sites, and he testified at over 50 US Senate and House hearings. His nonfiction books include From Pollution to Prevention, Sprawl Kills, and Delusional Democracy, and he has authored hundreds of articles in journals and on websites, plus op-ed articles in major newspapers. Dr. Hirschhorn has served as an executive volunteer at a major hospital for more than 10 years and is an advisor to several organizations promoting patient-centered care. During the pandemic he published many articles advocating for early home/outpatient treatment and criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and America’s Frontline Doctors.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for At What Cost? (published by Outskirts Press, January 2021), by Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr.
Salvation is free, and we should receive it with joy. But salvation, while given freely, comes at what cost to God?
We know that salvation is free. But as we go through life enjoying the grace of God, many of us overlook the price our Lord paid for a relationship with us—to adopt us, to reveal His heart of love, and to provide salvation.
At What Cost will remind the reader of the steps necessary for God to love His people, save His people, and adopt them into His royal family. This book will leave you feeling both humbled and honored when you see how much you are worth to God and the price He paid to bring you into His eternal Kingdom—so you can enjoy the life of God and walk in the victory He has given you!
Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr. is the senior pastor of Bethel Deliverance International Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in forensic psychology and serves as the presiding bishop of the Bethel Deliverance International Fellowship of Churches, whose goal is to promote unity, training, and camaraderie among the pastors of the Church of Christ. His daily and weekly television broadcast, “Climbing Higher,” has won many souls to the Kingdom of God. Bishop Lambert is also the author of The Reality of Christian Living, Ingredients of Prayer, The Kneeling Mind, and The Christian and the Culture. Bishop Lambert is married to Lady Sheila Lambert, and they are the proud parents of Shaneena and the godparents of Darius.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Super Thunderbird (published by Outskirts Press, January 2021), by David “Bill” Verhines.
A real-life encounter with a raptor-like creature from the age of dinosaurs. An era that never really ended.
I am not the sort of person who goes out of his way looking for encounters with cryptid creatures. I have no interest in believing they are real. I never had any desire to encounter one. Until something appeared right in front of me on an Interstate highway. After experiencing several plateaus in my life, the truck-driving rhythm of the road has afforded me a lot of time to reflect on my life, my experience, and how to understand reality. My hours of contemplation led me to construct a worldview that emphasized the importance of a “bipedal” existence as a tie-in with all of life — Christian life, in particular. I had a “driver’s seat, front-row” experience with the largest bipedal event in all of human history. Applying my endeavors to this newfound-jet-airliner-winged dinosaur has led me to several startling new insights. The purpose of this book is to share these insights with you.
David, or “Bill,” Verhines had experienced academic success, journalistic success, and even Charismatic success. In this single, powerful volume he devises a way to understand everything in terms of a life-satisfying worldview. Now, having drawn the attention of a startling cryptid companion in the process, “Bill” now wishes to share his perspective with the church, family, friends, neighbors, and any companion who might listen — be that companion cryptid or otherwise.
From the author of Dark Karma: Sword of Vengeance comes the next thrilling adventure into alternate dimensions…
“From the first time I saw you back in the 14th century to the day I was imprisoned in the dark realm, you have lived in my dreams and my heart,” David said to Maddie. He knows that she is the reincarnation of his beloved Cara. Can he convince her that they shared a past life? Will she still want him once she learns the truth? And what about the evil immortal who wants her dead? “If I can pull a cat from a dream, I can rescue Mori from where she’s being held prisoner,” thought Noah Colton. Each night Mori comes to him on the astral plane, begging for him to save her and vanishing before he can follow. Terrified that she will soon be killed, he travels to another dimension to rescue her and bring her to his home. But what will happen when her captors track her down? Two, out-of-this-world romantic fantasy stories unfold as David and Noah battle dark forces to save the women they love. Find out what happens when the unexpected intervenes and changes everything in these interconnected stories.
Laura Simmons grew up in northern Virginia and spent most of her career working for various Department of Defense contractors in the Washington, DC area. She has a fascination with all things metaphysical. She enjoys adult coloring books, writing, jigsaw puzzles, vacationing at the beach with her husband, and studying tarot cards and other types of divination systems.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Blind Vision (published by Outskirts Press, October 2020), by Nina Blakeman.
Closed Mind Blind Eyes
If Hollywood wanted to entrance movie goers with small-town America, the ticketholder could rest assured that the hamlet would model such a place as Sperling, Texas. Just shy of twelve-thousand people, it possesses a charm of a by-gone era. The fact that the bubbly Callie hails from such a Rockwellesque burg is a surprise to no one. Callie Wallace met Richard Cortez in medical school, and they’ve come back to her hometown to set-up their neurology practice. When there’s a suspicious death of a hospitalized patient, Mr. Clyde Murphy, the situation presents a public relations nightmare for the administrator of Lake Sperling Medical Center. The Murphy’s are a wealthy, prominent family in the region, and when the fault points to the man’s admitting physician, Dr. Callie Wallace, an egregious widow is more than ready to take her pound of flesh. The situation at the hospital is a concern, but it soon becomes clear that Callie Wallace herself is having trouble with reality. Her head-trips can only be described as peculiar and she questions her own sanity. The analytical-minded Callie doesn’t want to accept that her visions have any relevance . . . but she’s in denial. This is because science dictates that hallucinations are nothing but the perception of a person’s truth. In Callie’s case, the truth is that bad apples don’t fall far from their trees.
Nina Blakeman, BSN, PhD is an experienced professional who takes her knowledge of the biomedical field to the fictional realm. Her psychological thrillers are meant to unhinge the reader’s sense of well-being. She lives in West Texas with her husband, Scot, and their three dogs. She enjoys classic rock, golf, a good suspense novel, and the Green Bay Packers. She’s also the author of the Faye Davis series, The Blow-up Man, Envy Rots the Bones, and Release.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for The “C” Book (published by Outskirts Press, October 2020), by Robin Waites Tullier.
Combat the Dreaded “C” Words
Messiah, Jesus, the ideal truth that comes as a divine manifestation of God to destroy incarnate error
Undoubtedly, this is the most powerful “C” word known to humanity. Despite that fact, many are not aware of the power found in Christ. First, there is the power of Christ to save. According to Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Once we give our lives to Christ, we go from lost to found, from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. He fills us with His Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live above our circumstances. Cancer and life crises seem to have the ability to strike fear in the human heart, but Christ said in Luke 12:4 & 5, “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell.” We need to place a reverential fear in God, that He alone deserves. When we do this, the things in life that bring fear come into proper perspective. Although cancer may be able to destroy the body, it cannot remove the promise of eternal life granted to us by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In believing this truth, we can find peace right in the middle of what would bring terror to most people.
Second is the power of Christ to heal. Although some people do not receive healing on this side of heaven, it does not change the fact that Christ indeed healed many. All those who came to him experienced healing. The lady with the issue of blood, the blind beggar, the lame man lowered by his friends through the roof, and many more were healed by the power of God.
Healing can come in an instant, or it can progress over time. I have seen and experienced both personally. We will not debate the age-old question about why some people are healed, and some are not in this little book of “C” words. However, I do encourage you to search out the scriptures on healing because healing is for today.
We must realize that healing and deliverance from our situations are not the end game for God; a relationship is. He is more concerned about the condition of our hearts and the relationship He wants to build with us. We can never let the things we want or desire from Him take precedence over just knowing Him. Sitting in His presence and communing with Him far outweighs any temporary fix we receive from Him.
Christ desires a relationship with us, one that is active, vibrant, and very much alive. We need to accept the truth that Jesus is a resurrected man that is alive at this very moment, seated at the right hand of God, the Father. He is not like our deceased loved ones that are currently waiting, as are we, for the resurrection of the dead. Jesus, my dear friends, is ALIVE. He was a person that walked this planet and experienced life in every way as a human, yet He did it without sin. He died a cruel death on a cross, although He had committed no wrong. Our sinless Savior rose again after three days and visited with His disciples. He ate with them, yet He could walk through walls. He showed them His scars. He discussed with them His plans of sending the promised Holy Spirit. He gave them sure promises of never leaving them or forsaking them. He issued the Great Commission of sharing the Good News, and then He was taken up to heaven. This man Jesus is the CHRIST; He is the Messiah.
If this is news to you and you have never realized your individual need for a Savior, then you can now prepare your heart for the great exchange. By coming to grips with your sinful nature and realizing that Christ is the only remedy for that condition, you can place your trust in Him and ask Him to forgive you. Repent (turn away) from your sins and ask him to empower you with His Holy Spirit, who will come to live inside of you. Logically, it is hard to understand. However, spiritually, it makes all the sense in the world. Choosing to follow Christ will be the most significant decision of your life and will affect all eternity. Your journey begins now.
Robin chose to finish an idea started by her late husband, George Waites. While battling pancreatic cancer, he mentioned the idea of “C” words stronger than cancer. Robin also authored a book called George’s Journey, which explores his cancer battle. Robin has since remarried Brad Tullier and is mom to two, bonus-mom to three, and has two precious granddaughters.
Meet Anastasia—the beautiful Russian cow who wants to be different!
Anastasia had been admired since she was a tiny calf. Her marvelously long eyelashes, delicate ears, and silky soft coat made her the most beautiful cow in town! As Anastasia grew, she began to adorn herself with bright, colorful clothing—with silks, sparkling jewels, and towering hats—to enhance her natural beauty. But when her attire attracts the local birds, who land on her back and cover her beautiful outfit, will she still be adored by all?
Lahra Nelson creates imaginative children’s books based on original, whimsical paintings that she created for her children when they were young. She was inspired to write The Russian Cow and the Colorful Birds, her debut children’s book, from Russia’s beautiful, colorful buildings and fine arts. She also gains inspiration from architecture and art from around the globe. Lahra lives with her husband and three children in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
We have lived through the first volleys of the Third Episode of General Washington’s Vision: COVID-19, rioting & more…NOW WHAT?
Are COVID-19; suppression of assembly, especially worship; economic woes, riots, and election crises the first volleys of the Third Episode of General Washington’s Vision? WHAT’S NEXT?
The solution to all of today’s crises is remarkably simple! For those who wish to connect to the spiritual component of what is happening in America and the world today, Securing America’s Victory reveals the two secrets to sustainable Justice and the “Highest Common Denominator” we all share. It will unify all people and enable us to transcend toxic diversity. Together, we will replace the hatred, division, violence, and madness with clarity, love, respect, inclusion, and sustainable justice.
The only true antidote, the only effective and sustainable solution to our national and global crisis, is the full intervention of I AM WHO I AM—Our Father God wielding the fullness of His Love, Wisdom, and Power. The only key to this manifestation is our loving, true obedience to His Law of Love, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus the Christ. Herein lies the true foundation of “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
G.S. Wisner has invested 25 years of research in the creation of this book. With it, the hope is that we siblings in Our Father’s family return directly to God in a personal, reciprocal, and loving relationship—what Jesus demonstrated through his life. G.S. left a six-figure career in obedience to God’s invitation to His service. It has led along an illumined path, where God and Jesus are undeniably present.
Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for SPARQE (published by Outskirts Press, December 2020), by John Besold
Special needs kids come with special abilities. Lucky for earth, too bad for Empty Vessel.
The SPARQE tales are stories in which otherwise disabled kids, as members of SPARQE, use their disabilities to become Special Purpose People (SPPs), superhero like characters with a wide variety of gadgets, vehicles and apparatus that they use to accomplish superhero deeds, while avoiding capture by agents of the darkly evil Empty Vessel (EV). EV, who once lost an important promotion to a disabled kid, is a self-acknowledged and self-made sinister scientist. Using the scientific and energy resources of Technoprise, EV has constructed a Bio-Farm where he develops genetic modification technology aimed at eliminating the disabled, creating a “clean gene” society. Through its spokesperson, Mr. Clean Genes, Technoprise markets to the world thusly, … “Are you tired of feeling different or outside the mainstream? Wouldn’t you like to feel just like an ordinary Harry or Sophie with good health, good vision, good abs, and a great attitude? With “gene clean” products and treatments you wake up every morning confident that you can figure out any problem be it work, relationships or whatever needs fixing in your life or the lives of those you love.” EV knows he must find the SPARQE lab and eliminate all the SPPs as he needs to have unimpeded access to the disabled for experiments at his Bio-Farms, and to otherwise rid the world or make invisible the disabled in the ordinary everyday world. So SPARQE fights a two front war. In everyday life the SPPs are out there showing how they make important contributions to the lives of other people. Simultaneously, they are trying to learn of EV’s plot, the secrets behind EV’s science, and the location of the Bio Farm so they can destroy it, topple EV and restore his kindly predecessor Mr. Otterbach as head of Technoprise. The time is 2029, EV has already taken over Technoprise, the SPPs are out in the world under SPARQE’s umbrella and the conflict is engaged.
Born in New York City, John and his wife Debe have four grown sons and eight grandchildren. In 1999 John contracted polymyositis spending over one year recovering his mobility and other daily functions. He saw the resilience and perseverance of those, particularly young people, whose differences became their strengths and inspired SPARQE.