The Small Book of Practical Wisdom for Regular People by Terry Ray

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released The Small Book of Practical Wisdom for Regular People by Terry Ray.

About the Book:
“There is a vast ocean of information available today …and barely a drop of Wisdom.”

case5.000x8.000.inddYou will not find any ancient Chinese wisdom nor mysterious quotes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead in this book. The practical insights found here are 100 original sayings by the author. Reminiscent of a modern day Mark Twain, Terry Ray’s wisdom and wit grew out of the experiences of his chaotic, adventurous, happy, tragic, confusing, loving, brokenhearted, betrayed, accomplished, failed, successful, unpredictable life.

The author’s autobiography in bullet points:

• Born and raised in a four room mill house heated by a small coal stove
• One big mean older brother, two cold unloving unhappy parents
• Bizarre number of deaths surrounding childhood
• Life on the streets, other eccentric neglected…

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Christina Burns recounts her turbulent youth and discovery of faith in “The Journey Called Life”

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ALTOONA, Pa.tjcl_fc— Sunbury Press has released The Journey Called Life, Christina Burns memoir of her turbulent youth and faith journey.

About the Book:
Survival is already a way of life, but what will become of a shattered mind?

Christina is, at least on the surface, the all-American girl next door. However, growing up in the small town of Bellwood, Pennsylvania, would prove to be anything but “normal”. A rough childhood, traumas, mental illnesses, addiction, murder, and kidnapping are just a few of the battles she faces, and she isn’t even twenty-one yet!

Little does she know, her next battle will be a literal fight for her life. Embarking on a journey to find herself, she ends up lost on a downward spiral headed straight for the deepest darkest pits of hell.

This debut book is an inspiring true story of life experience, inner strength and keeping hope alive…

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James Campbell’s “What Do You Say?” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for May

Rev. James A. Campbell

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. James Campbell’s aid to pastors handling the elderly, What Do You Say? earned the top spot. Winter of the Metal People by Dennis Herrick was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2016 (by Revenue)
RankLast MonthTitleAuthorCategory
1NEWWhat Do You Say?James CampbellPastoral Resources
220Winter of the Metal PeopleDennis HerrickHistorical Fiction
33Choice of EnemiesM A RichardsSpy Thriller
45Israel Under SiegeScot McCauleyEspionage Fiction
5The Oxygen FactoryRenee des LauriersYA Dystopian Fiction
612The B TeamAlan MindellSports Fiction
7Blue Lines Up In ArmsJames Craig AtchisonThriller Fiction
84Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.Mike CampbellHistory
96Where Elephants FoughtBridget SmithHistorical Fiction
10The…

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Bill Foley suggests a better way to go in “The 10 Second Shift”

Pennsylvanus Book Blog

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Bill Foley’s new book,The 10 Second Shift, about colon health.

About the Book:

tss_fcChange the way you feel with this simple recommendation!
The 10-Second Shift
will ask you-either man or woman-to change the way you perform a routine, hygienic function, one that you already partake in just by the simple nature of being a human; you will just need to step out of the box like I did and learn a new twist on the procedure-one that will take about 10 seconds to complete. Can you be open to that? Of course you can!

I walk around every, single day with an amazing feeling emanating from inside my body. It hasn’t always been that way. As a matter of fact, I was just like the rest of our population, so what did I know? Not much, I’ll admit. At least until…

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James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults

Rev. James A. Campbell

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released James A. Campbell’s second edition of his classic book,What Do You Say, about ministering in eldercare settings.

About the Book:
wdys_fcLearning to Listen for Grace Among Our Elders
This is the 25th anniversary edition of What Do You Say? Its first publishing necessitated further printing. Once out of print, requests kept coming for a new edition. Twenty-five years after its release, it was still being used as a model of discovering the blessing of our elders. Its truths more than ever speak to the larger hunger and urgency of engaged listening in an isolating, disconnected world.

James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults. What do you say in such settings? Campbell is unflinchingly honest about the question. More than anything, he wants to know where and how grace is…

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Dr. Arif Shaikh offers 365 healing tips for the mind, body, and soul

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul by Arif M. Shaikh, MD.

ht_fcA Note from the Author:

How I see the world:

From where I sit and view the world, It helps me constantly change.

I become a physician because I wanted to help people, only to realize, that I cannot help anyone; but learn from everyone.

Someone once said, “If a doctor listens to the patient, the patient will tell him what is wrong. If a doctor listens more carefully, the patient will tell the doctor what he should do about it, and if the doctor listens more carefully, the patient will tell the doctor what is wrong with the doctor.”

I find this to be true.

I am reminded of Jesus saying, “Physicians thy heal themselves.”

Patients are just mirrors, showing me my sick self, and helping me grow personally.

I am grateful to each one for helping me be who I am. I love that.

Healing tips are basically what I learned from others and therefor like to share, hoping to have their input, so I may keep learning.

The letters I received are lot more powerful than the book I wrote.

This book is just a talk, but the letters from others are the walk, and the walk is much louder!

I thank my Creator, who helps me all along, especially my parents, my siblings, my wife, my children, co-workers, family, friends, my patient, and all humans in general.

About the Author:
Dr. Arif M. Shaikh graduated from the Ross University School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica in 1987. He works in Steelton, PA and 1 other location and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Shaikh is affiliated with Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health at Harrisburg Hospital.

Praise for Healing Tips:

“You are my friend as well as my physician. The book Healing Tips is a plethora of information. Many talks we’ve shared over the years have brought to light and many pieces of advice for both of us. As Ben Franklin once said, ‘Something well done is better than well said.’”  —John Cavalier

“I loved your book Healing Tips. I have been meaning to tell you how beneficial my visits to you have been. Your book and your encouragement and overall positive approach have been profoundly helpful in restoring my self-image and providing insights into the root cause of my problem.” —Stan Stohl

“Thank you for your insightful book. It has been very helpful to me as I reflect on choices I have made in my life and the consequences and outcomes that have followed. The healing tips in your book, on your website and when I see you in the office make me realize some of the destructive behaviors I have allowed in my life and MY ability to make positive changes. It is no one else’s fault but mine if I can’t be happy. No one controls my happiness except me—I am the only person that can allow someone to take my happiness away.” —A. F.

Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul
Authored by Arif M Shaikh MD
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
140 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066409
ISBN-10: 1620066408
BISAC: Body, Mind & Spirit / Healing / General

Coming soon on Kindle.

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New book guides young women through the tough decisions they face

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Tough Decisions for Young Women: How to Achieve Happiness Through the Choices You Make by Robin Reed.

TD_fcTough Decisions is a personal journey and a gradual process for young women to find themselves within these confusing times. If you are struggling toward making right decisions you will find by reading this book that ultimately learning to make wise choices will give you peace of mind. Reading through these chapters will give one a sense of accomplishment and sense of self.

Within the contents of Tough Decisions you will truly find out who you are, how to start building a life that give you ways to do this, choosing friendships that will give you positive support, developing self-respect that leads to confidence, understanding why self-respect is vital to your happiness, learning how to meet your goals without stressing out, and developing spirituality.

Tough Decisions offers awareness into the process of attaining personal growth through stories, choosing fun activities outside of school, accounts of young women nationally as well as international, insight into the value of children’s stories, and why emotional maturity will lead to better decisions toward partner commitments and relationships.

Contents:

Making Healthy Choices Toward Maintaining Self-Esteem

Exercising the Power of Personal Introspection

Getting Support: Making Friends

Meeting Your Goals and Making Decisions

Recognizing and Respecting the Growth of Love

Your Acknowledging/Recognizing/Respecting Spirituality

Overcoming Obstacles

Pulling It All Together

About the Author:
OriginalRobinRobin is compassionate for animal rights, believes in living a healthy lifestyle, and enjoys tennis. She travelled throughout her life as well as schooling and living abroad. Robin has been working with young women most of her life in the teaching profession, a volunteer mentor for young women, a counselor, workshop presenter, as well as speaking to groups in various institutions.

Robin received a B.S. from Boston University at the School of Public Relations and Communication. She also has an A.A. Degree from the Miami International University of Art & Design.

Endorsed by:

Larry Dossey, MD — Author of nine books, Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine. Advisory positions on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Task Force on Health Reform, the Section on Alternative Medicine of the British Parliament, and lectured at major medical schools and hospitals such as Harvard, John Hopkins, Cornell, California, Texas, Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.

David McNally — International business speaker, author of Even Eagles Need a Push, Learning to Soar in a Changing World, The Eagles Secret, and Success Strategies for thriving at Work and in Life. Award winning Producer of The Power of Purpose and If I Were Brave. David was elected in the prestigious Speaker hall of Fame.

Tough Decisions for Young Women: How to Achieve Happiness Through the Choices You Make

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
98 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066287
ISBN-10: 1620066289
BISAC: Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness

Coming soon on Kindle.

For more information, please see:
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Rick Dapp tells of all the things NOT to do when you find yourself unemployed

ktr_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Keep Turning Right: You’ll Get There Eventually, Rick Dapp’s humorous “how-not-to” book about life in the unemployment line.

Laid off? Let go? Down-sized? Right-sized? Made redundant? Author Rick Dapp relates his personal experiences dealing with unemployment at an inopportune time — near the end of his career. Dapp does this with modesty and good humor, enlightening us all along the way about what is most important in life.

FROM THE AUTHOR:
It was an experience with my dad that provided the title for this book. Once, when I was hopelessly lost in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, (a city of seemingly all one-way streets) I called him from a pay phone and expressed my frustration at ever finding my way out of my predicament. His reply was, “Keep turning right, you’ll get there eventually.” Those words stayed with me and, despite a variety of wrong turns in life, I always fell back upon the simple logic of his statement.

The book is not intended as a solution to the problem of unemployment, as many “how-to” books profess, but is, rather, a “how-not-to” volume from someone who has lived the experience.

rick_profile_bw_headshotEXCERPT:
Sudden unemployment and the removal from the mainstream often lends itself to experimentation in facial hair if you are a man—a perfect time to grow a beard if you haven’t done so in a while. If you can get past the itchy stage, and if you have the ability to grow a good one, you should indulge yourself. Unlike the beard or moustache you attempt during vacation, the one that good sense tells you to shave off on Monday morning before you return to work, facial hair allows you to exude a ruddy sense of individualism. It’s a great time to experiment with your new-found freedom. Besides, if you decide it’s just not “you,” it can be shaved off at a later date. Other experiments in personal freedom, like tattoos, can be more problematic as you transition back into the working world since they aren’t as easily removed. If going with a tattoo, get one that can be obscured by clothing during the interview. Since you can’t foretell who will be interviewing you for the next position, the ability to return to “normal” mode is critical.

Keep Turning Right: You’ll Get There Eventually
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
152 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066102
ISBN-10: 1620066106
BISAC: Business & Economics / Careers / Job Hunting

For more information, please see:
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Paul Argentini’s fly fishing book now available in hardcover

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Paul Argentini’s latest book, “A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly,” which advises fly fishermen of all levels of experience how to enjoy their craft and to be more successful at it.

About the book:
totaocaf_pubDo you want to learn how to cast a fly? Read this book.

Do you want to know why your casts end up looking like eagle’s nests? Read this book.

Do you want to make longer casts? Read this book.

Do you want to start having fun fly-fishing? Read this book.

The key to unlocking the magnificent sporting world of fly-fishing is the cast. Casting is the key to acquiring this life-long enjoyment. It is so important it is 40-48the reason I focus just on casting the fly. Certainly there is so much, much more to fly-fishing. The beauty of fly-fishing is that one need take on only what is desired and comfortable. No need to learn how to make 60-foot casts if one just fishes in brooks. Just as there’s no need to dress flies if buying them fills the creel. One can spend a fortune on all sorts of plain and fancy fishing equipment, but I had my best fly-fishing fun wading in jeans and sneaks with a box of favorite flies in my shirt pocket.

What really makes this “Treatise” special is the gifted and meticulous art work of my bride, Vera Claire, in the renditions of fishes and all forms of artificial flies and lures. Her precise entomological drawings may clue the waterside fisherman on what the fishes may be eating, and increase the luck by using a similar imitation fly. The renderings are a validation of the art and skill needed to dress the vast variety of artificial flies and lures, actual and invented. They belong in a museum but work better at the end of a fly-line.

Contents:

  • Fly fishing
  • Equipment
  • The cast line
  • The ribbon method
  • More on casting
  • Line control
  • Leverage
  • Rule No. 1
  • Fly the line
  • Back casting technique
  • Rod dynamics
  • Shooting the line
  • The cast fly
  • The roll cast
  • Leaders, tippets, and knots
  • Entomology
  • The flies in this treatise
  • Compromise and adjustment

About the Author:
Paul Argentini is a Random House best-selling author  and prize-winning playwright. He lives in Florida and has two grown daughters, Lisa and Mona.

About the Illustrator:
Vera Argentini’s work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. A prize-winning watercolorist, she illustrated The Berkshire Flower Watch by C.E. Clark, and the weekly Flower Watch column, by C.E. Clark in the Berkshire Record.

A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly
Authored by Paul Argentini, Illustrated by Vera C Argentini
List Price: $29.95
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color on White paper
86 pages  hardcover
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065594
ISBN-10: 1620065594
BISAC: Sports & Recreation / Fishing

Contains 16 plates including over 70 drawings.

The zen of the false cast, the science of fly selection, the religion of the rod itself–it’s all here for both the wannabe angler and the wader-clad stream veteran who’s caught it all. — Ken Ringle, author of “Fly Fishing for Alligators and Other Tales”

For more information, please see:
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New Year’s resolution: Achieve peace of mind!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the the self-help mindfulness book  How to Achieve Peace of Mind – A Practical Guide by Jerry Dorsman and Bob Davis.

htapom_fcAbout the Book:
Stressed out? Losing your temper or sedating yourself may offer short-term relief but will ultimately backfire. Instead, look within. You have the power to change your life.

How to Achieve Peace of Mind contains over 140 ways to help you find this power. With it you can learn to calm yourself, relax at will, improve your outlook and your relationships with others, and even add years to your life. If you want to acquire these skills, this book is for you.

The authors have studied and practiced hundreds of methods for attaining inner peace and have collected, in one volume, the most effective, practical, and easy-to-use methods. The techniques vary from bodywork to meditation, visualizing to breathing, humor to prayer, and many more in between. Regardless of the source of your stress, there is a technique here that will work for you.

Achieving peace of mind leads to a more abundant life. By incorporating these techniques into your day-to-day life, you too can attain a true sense of calm.

Contents:
PART ONE: PHYSICAL PEACE

Chapter 1: Our Bodies in Motion
Celebrating the Body
Moving to a Beat
Slow Motion Movement
Kneading the Body
Acupuncture for Inner Calm
Balancing and Movement Techniques
From Outer Motion to Inner Peace

Chapter 2: Our Bodies at Rest
The Music of the Breath
Letting Go
Creating a Peaceful Environment

Chapter 3: Nourishing Our Bodies
Eating Consciously
Foods that Promote Peace of Mind
Herbal Peace
Thankfulness for Your Food

PART TWO: MENTAL PEACE

Chapter 4: Freeing Yourself from Thought
You Are Not What You Think
Watching the Breath
Life as a Movie
Witnessing
Technology-Assisted Peace
Breaking Logic

Chapter 5: Involving Yourself in Thought
Affirming Personal Peace
Visualizing Serenity
Sensing Wholeness
Awakening the Memory
Claiming Your Presence
The Juggling Act of the Universe

Chapter 6: Using Your Senses to Deepen Serenity
Listening
From Soundfulness to Inner Peace
See the World Afresh
Gazing
Shifting Focus: From the Outside In

Chapter 7: Time
Boom Is the Shock of Each New Instant
When Time Doesn’t Matter
Becoming One with Change
Recalling a Pleasant Moment

PART THREE: EMOTIONAL PEACE

Chapter 8: Making Connections
Asserting Yourself
Sensing with the Heart
The Song of Yourself
The Ever-Living Presence of the Cosmos
Imagine Embracing Everyone You Meet
Emanate Peace with Others
The Creative Touch
Finding Peace through Work

Chapter 9: Breaking Connections
Starting to Stop
Detachment
Dropping Negative Desires
Dropping into Silence
Letting Yourself Go Crazy
Just Say No to the Media
Breaking Your Cultural Conditioning

Chapter 10: Humor
Are You Missing the Greatest Comedy in Life?
Smiling

Chapter 11: Love
Opening the Heart
Allowing Love to Enter
From Self to Others

PART FOUR: SPIRITUAL PEACE

Chapter 12: Connecting with God
Heaven Within
Finding Your Own Personal God
God with a Face
God Without a Face

Chapter 13: Sex
Your Lover as the Beloved
Become the Energy

Chapter 14: Acceptance
Accepting the World as It Is
Accepting Death in Life
Saying Yes to Life
Compassion

Chapter 15: Gratitude
Prayer
Praise
Thankfulness for Life

About the Authors:
Jerry Dorsman
is a mental health and addictions counselor who works in Maryland. His first book, How to Quit Drinking Without AA, is a recovery bestseller, having sold more than 125,000 copies. He is also the author of How to Quit Drugs for Good and the contributing author of Live Longer while Feeling Younger: A Guide to Health and Happiness as We Age.

An expert on addiction treatment and stress-management techniques, Jerry has appeared on more than 130 radio shows in the U.S. and Canada and on seven TV shows. His numerous articles on stress management, addiction treatment, and mental health topics have appeared in local newspapers and various magazines with national circulations. Positive reviews of his books as well as articles about his addiction treatment program have appeared in USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Your Healthmagazine (cover story), and Natural Health magazine.

Bob Davis, M.A., has taught yoga in north Delaware since 1971. He has worked as a stress management therapist with chronically mentally ill adults and sexually abused teenagers.

Bob has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and received three Delaware Division of the Arts grants for his writing. He was a fiction semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest in 2002 and 2012, and a creative nonfiction winner in 2013. His writing has appeared in Yoga Journal, The Sun, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. Bob helps direct the Delaware Literary Connection, a nonprofit serving writers in Delaware and surrounding areas. He is a member of the Delaware Artist Roster, and has given writing workshops and readings in the Mid-Atlantic States. Bob was the editor of the first edition of How to Quit Drinking Without AA.

How to Achieve Peace of Mind: A Practical Guide
Authored by Jerry Dorsman and Bob Davis
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
216 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065297
ISBN-10: 1620065290
BISAC: Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation

For more information, please see:
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