Local Authors and Biographies

Books by local Authors


As We Forgive Those
How to forgive others, ourselves and God
by Charles F. Finck
http://www.forgivingprayer.com 

"Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."  (C.S. Lewis)   Like C.S. Lewis most of us have been taught the importance of forgiving.  The problem is, no one taught us how to do it!  Now, we can learn how to forgive using a simple prayer that brings healing and restoration to the heart.  With years of counseling and teaching experience, Charles F. Finck has successfully used these principles outlined in this book to bring healing to thousands of wounded hearts and families.  As We Forgive Those reveals six uncomplicated steps to freedom in relationships with others and God and effectively communicates biblical truths that no one should be without. 


Christ Kitchen
Loving Women Out of Poverty
by Jan Martinez, founder

Christ Kitchen is Jan Martinez's compelling true story of how she turned a  horrific personal tragedy into a life dedicated to loving and mentoring women on the outskirts of society.  Since 1998, Jan has operated Christ Kitchen, a successful nonprofit job-training program in Spokane.  Inspired by the mentoring approach Jesus used with the Samaritan woman at the well, Jan debunks the stereotypes of homelessness and provides practical steps for overcoming poverty, hopelessness, and the cycle of abuse.  Christ Kitchen reveals God's heart for the poor and equips us to share his message with low-income women who have never heard the Gospel, set foot in a church, or felt the love of Christ. 


Fast Friends, The Amazing Power of Friendship, Fasting and Prayer
by Suzanne Niles
email:  suzanne.niles@uswsalvationarmy.org
http://www.fastfriendsbook.com

"Fast Friends" offers personal and biblical insights on topics such as fasting to confess sins, fasting for God's guidance, and fasting for your children.  Suzanne cautions that fasting isn't for everyone - many have health issues that would prohibit going without food.  For Suzanne and her friend Wendy Simpson Little, fasting has literally changed their lives.  "There have been times when both of us have been too overwhelmed to pray.  There's comfort in knowing someone else is praying for you," says Suzanne.  


One Small Step Can Change Your Life
by Robert Maurer, Spokane psychologist

Our emotions have a great impact on our health and longevity.  We know know that the quality of our social interactions is associated with improved heart health.  This means not just having family and friends, but feeling appreciated, loved and valued by them.  After more than 40 years of research in the field, Dr. Mauer explains that seeking out friendships and practicing compassion - two highly effective antidotes to anger - are as important to our lives as good food and exercise. 


Books about local Citizens

Return with Honor
Captain Scott O'Grady
with Jeff Coplon 

Return with Honor is the incredible true-life thriller of one man's fierce struggle to survive in the hostile territory of war-torn Bosnia, told in his own words.  For 6 days and nights after his plane was shot down by a missile, Scott O'Grady eluded the Bosnian Serbs who relentlessly hunted him.  Relying on survival training received at Fairchild Air Force Base, he never gave up, and used cunning and his deep faith in God to evade capture and establish contact with the comrades-in-arms who could pull him out.  (Scott attended Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane) 

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