The captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music—and the man who wrote it MercyMe’s crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history. Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. I Can Only Imagine is a front-row seat to witnessing God’s presence throughout Bart’s life. Whether falling in love with his childhood sweetheart or mourning his father’s death, founding MercyMe or flailing in the midst of its success, Bart continues to place his trust in God’s plans—plans that continue to surprise and surpass what Bart could have ever imagined.
Synopsis High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism is a tear-jerking, hilarious ride for a less-than-ordinary High School student who battles bullies and librarians to become King of the Classroom. Set in a small Catholic High School on the north side of Chicago, author Sean Cusack takes us on a surrealistic journey through four fun-filled years of triumph and tragedy in this unique epic. The journey begins with Sean Cusack entering St. Bernadin High School in August of 1995 as a very young and innocent Freshman student. He focuses on several life changing experiences in his infant days of High School that change him forever. Innocence Lost traces the steps Sean Cusack took that ultimately lead him on a path toward frequent battles with students and the school faculty and Administration. As a Sophomore, The Ride most certainly takes us on a ride through fights, vandalism, and verbal debacles that continued to steer the vengeful ship that Sean Cusack had been building since a Freshman. He now had become the ships Captain as it set sail. The Ride takes us through many strange and mysterious encounters that add more of a surrealist element to this budding melodrama and comedic satire. Sean Cusacks roses bud Junior Year in Forever Remembered, when he becomes a charismatic hero and leader of a rebellious group of students that pillage and plunder the school and faculty in wild and zany antics. Forever Remembered embodies the humorous and more imaginative side of Sean Cusack as the journey through High School becomes more surreal. Senior Year wraps up the trials and tribulations that Sean Cusack had endured thus far in his High School experience culminating into one person after years of battling the Defunct Administration. He is molded by evil as the rebellious youth becomes totally hellbent on crippling the school. In the end, he loses friends, respect from teachers, but most of all, he loses faith in his cause, yet ends his High School experience with a fantastical and triumphant bow. Sean Cusack proves that not all High School stories are the same in this turbulent and chaotic autobiography. High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism chronicles a strange and unique history that is truly a step above the rest.
This is an intimate look at a perfectionist mother who learned to live her best life by giving up the reins. Rather than continuing to practice control and conquer parenting she strives to honor the uniqueness of each of her children, accept her own innate mothering style and by slowing down, appreciate the beauty that surrounds her. This books speaks to the masses of mothers who feel uncertain at times and offers a new approach, a new calm and ultimately a new happy place.
CENTER “I couldn’t put this book down. I stayed up all night reading it. I laughed, cried, got excited, got mad, was surprised, had a good emotional ride, and learned some things along the way. Wonderful book! ...a great example of how strong and caring a woman can be. What a lady!” ~Sandra Woodard, LMT “I love this book ...absolutely an inspiration. I couldn’t read fast enough! ...taught me to hold my head high no matter what happens in my life. ...face every situation with pride and dignity.” ~Anita Warren, Personal Coach “In several places it takes the reader to the heart... In other places to the pinnacle of accomplishment. Heartwarming... Instructional... Goal oriented... Hard to put down... Altogether enlightening!” ~Charlotte Radieu, M. A.
Kent has just had a dawning realization. As he slowly turns to face his bed, he wants to hear his daughter laugh one more time, tend to his vegetable garden, and pet his cat. As his reverie is interrupted by a dim glow, an apparition appears before him. As his guide reaches out for his hand, Kent wonders who will water his veggies. It is his time to die. It is not long before Kent discovers that equal opportunity exists in the realms beyond our Earth. As his guide forces him to endure an excruciating scrutiny of his soul and motives in life, Kent is able to see the good he performed, the help he tendered, the evil he fell victim to, and the inspiration he provided. Now on a journey curing which he must coexist with strange souls, feel a wide range of emotions, and reconcile his life on Earth, Kent learns that he cannot move forward on his destined path until he finds the part of his spirit that is missing. "Memoirs of a Dead Guy" delves into realms of truth and wisdom as a rebellious soul attempts to discover the purpose of life and the ramifications of his past deeds.