This Week in America with Ric Bratton

This Week in America with Ric Bratton

This Week in America is about issues that matter to you. This Week in America is informative, educational and entertaining. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Ric Bratton.

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August 18, 2022 25 min
Mary Magdalene, Shaman: Awakening To The Indigenous Christian Soul by Sara Taft


A Good Book for Our Current Times.

After emerging out of the pandemic and experiencing the number of deaths, disappointments and grief, the book "Mary Magdalene, Shaman" contains a healing and hopeful message for anyone going through a challenging time, after 2020. It is a story of faith, passion and transformation.

At 62, Sara was faced with havin...

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Identity: A Child's Cry by Olga Cornejo Torres



There comes a point in our lives, when you realize, who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. Don't worry about those people from your past because they belong to the past. There's a reason why they didn't make it to our lives, for me, as a victim people said, blood is thicker than water, and these words hurt. I would like to share these wor...

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​​I, WITNESS: A STORY OF PERSONAL REDEMPTION by Joseph A. McGee 




I was a lone sinner, dying of cancer, and carrying the burden of guilt when Christ came to me. It was by His grace, and His grace alone, that He showed me mercy, and because I believed, He saved me.
Really, I am a very ordinary person, but God did an extraordinary thing for my salvation. This was my problem: I wanted to be a "better Christian." I wanted unshakab...

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Defending Your Faith: Facts and Reasons for the Christian Worldview by Arturo R. Ortiz


This book presents substantial scientific, archaeological, and historical evidence in support of the Christian worldview. The author argues Christianity is the only religion that affirms God as revealed by nature, identifies the terrible predicament of mankind lost in sin, provides a unique solution to the predicament, and is confirmed true by mir...

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TRANQUILITY, SOLITUDE, AND OTHER POEMS by Karen Lee Oliver


The force or strength of tranquility in everyday life is the existential center of my book. Pure philosophical thought colored by tinges of images of good and evil all baring some relationship with tranquility, the lack of tranquility, feelings of tranquility itself, pathways that lead to tranquility, meanings of tranquility in life and finally the beginnings of tranquility ...

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Tricia's Odyssey: A Tale of a Young Women Search for Happiness by R. L. Atkins


Tricia Flick appears in Finding love at the lake and now she continues her path in search of happiness. She has come into a fortune when her father dies suddenly. She decides to get away from home for a while and buys a motor home. Along the way, she meets several other women who are ready to leave their families behind in search of their own happines...

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88 God Given Poems For Encouragement by Miss Jerry Lee Schock




My heartfelt thanks to all who have encouraged this publishing.
Through the years, my desire was to publish and share with others who may need
encouragement. Many poems have been emailed and handed to those in need along the way.
As friends and loved ones were in valleys and going through trials,
God would give me words of encouragement for them.
Every poem was written out of ...

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The Funny Side of Chaos: Featuring COVID-19 by Starlite


FUNNY SIDE OF CHAOS is meant to make pandemics look better than they are, so this book tells the funny side of situations that you wouldn't laugh about from countries such as Mexico, UK, Spain, and South Africa. There are funny stories from 2 travelers that tell their antics also Chaotic pandemics like Covidl9, Wars, illnesses they feature in this book. So this is the tale ...

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IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU by Viola Trevino


After a one night stand. The other women stood between us. I decided to get a divorce after 23 years. I decided we should get a divorce.Even after our divorce The other women would end my life. With the help of the justice system. That had gone wrong I was facing a life sentence in prison The fear of being sentenced on a murder charge would have been less than the 41 Years. I was facing a love...

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Shaylinn's Reptile Adventure by Kathleen Cates


Do you have courage? Have you ever been on an adventure? You don't want to miss this one! Follow Shaylinn as she travels through the vast Reptilian wilderness with her best friend, Jack the Dragon. Experience her fears and share her courage as she tries to overcome many obstacles and faces many dangers as a young girl trying to succeed in a grown-up world, just to prove her love...

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The Bottom of the Ocean
By: Adaire Newby

The Bottom of the Ocean is a memoir chronicling the trauma and hardships Adaire Newby faced during her childhood and young adult life. When her father abruptly leaves to be with another woman, Newby’s family is thrown into a state of turmoil. Without the love and guidance desperately needed from her parents, young Newby becomes pregnant at 17. Throughout the births of her three children, Newby...

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Whom Shall I Fear by Ronald Giles


I can only hope that the perception of my readers is not that they were being forced some sort of social orientation that I adamantly proclaim to be true. I am merely fulfilled and excited in sharing with my reader the fascination of my imagination unleashed by my own thought and perception. I still feel small when standing beside an ocean or standing at the foot of some majestic mountain.


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Present Suffering, Future Glory by Diane S. Abernathy


On August 12, 1995, James Abernathy, fifteen-year-old son of Larry and Diane Abernathy, was playing Marco Polo in a neighbor's swimming pool late one night when he dove into the shallow end, breaking his neck and becoming permanently paralyzed from the shoulders down. In this book, Diane chronicles the tragic event and the years that she was his primary caregiver. She also sh...

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The Importance of Fiber in Your Body & Health by Susan Smith Jones, PhD




Leading holistic health and lifestyle expert and author, Susan Smith Jones, PhD, will talk to us today about a very important topic for all of us — the healing power of fiber in our diet. We are all likely to have seen the word ‘fiber’ on food packaging, and heard of foods claiming they contain it in high amounts, but what actually is fiber? And what are the...

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“No More Secrets: Sucked in and Spit Out” is for anyone who’s ever been caught in the pomp of religion rather than nurturing a spiritual relationship. A young Judson Hoyt realizes his attraction to the same sex and is in constant conflict with it. After high school Judson moves to Long Beach, California to join the ministry and finds solace in a flamboyant minister, Brant.
“No More Secrets” is a must read for those who feel lost and...

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PRAY IN COMBAT WHEN YOUR MIND IS OFF: BE PRAYED UP by Martin Latigue


Martin Latigue, drafted in the Army in November 1963, was proud to serve his country in Vietnam. Like so many other young men of his generation, he did so with honor. In this memoir, he looks back at growing up in small-town America only to end up fighting a war thousands of miles away. While in the Army, he overcame his prejudices and learned to love his Army brot...

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The Sandman: A Wish and The Star by Deborah Magna


The Sandman A Wish and The Star is somewhat a tribute to children and parents of adoption. Having cousins that are adopted, I tried to let children know that not always do they stay with the same parents they are born to. My moral at the end of this story explains this to them. Many children pray, wish, and cry to be adopted due to circumstances that led them to this path; and adults...

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Creative Whispers by Jeannine Gingras



Creative Whispers has been designed with the help of many friends and relatives. Life experiences of heartfelt moments became the largest part of my inspiration for the creation of my poetry. I feel my work was spiritually guided as the words would flow with ease from thought to paper expressing my deepest feelings. My hope is that I may bring comfort to at least one person with the words that c...

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Personal Poetic Perspectives by Montrelle Jackson-Sinegar, Ph. D.

Personal Poetic Perspectives is a compilation of poems that covers a variety of topics such as family, relationships, abuse, Black history, and current events. Some of the poems depicted in the book will make you laugh. Others will make you cry. All of the poems included in this collection will inspire readers to think and identify their own personal perspectives and ...

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Don't Be Offended: This is for Me Too by Mary L. Lumsden


"Don’t Be Offended. This is for Me Too" is about seeking God's guidance via the reading of the Bible. The author hopes and prays that by reading this book, someone would begin to have second thoughts about their life choices. This will assist you in becoming encouraged and putting your trust in God. They have come to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the so...

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