Area authors publish books
Dana Duggins of Charlotte has published “Marriage, God’s Way” with PublishAmerica.
According to a press release, Duggins tells the story of her marriage, on the brink of divorce, that was healed by the grace and love of God. She shares with readers through Scripture how God wants women to live as wives and how the world’s view of marriage is pulling us away from what God has created in marriage. This Bible study examines marriage itself, the role of the wife, and Christian principles such as faith, prayer, forgiveness and obedience in relation to your marriage.
Duggins is a registered nurse and is married with three children. She and her husband helped start a church, where she began ministering to women.
Washington’s ‘Silent Dreams’
“Silent Dreams” has been published by George Washington of Concord.
Washington, a 1973 graduate of A.L. Brown High School, attended Campbell University, where he ran track for three years. He joined the Air Force in 1980 and did six years, then rejoined the military in 1999 and has five years before retirement.
Washington also coached at Livingstone College for a year.
A regular poetry writer, Washington describes this as a novel of faith, written to show the positives of the black race.
“It is not on race but about how if we listen to God he will guide us. It is a good teaching for the young also, on how we may make mistakes in life but we still have a life to live.”
The book is $13.95 plus $2 shipping; order by mail at GW Enterprises, 206 Doncastle Court, Concord NC 28025 or call 704-467-0069.
Help for domestic violence victims
Huntersville’s Debora Hamilton, a behavioral therapist, has published a guidebook for domestic violence victims, “Red Flag Up, 7 Signs of Domestic Violence.”
In a press release, Hamilton says she knows that there is one overarching phenomenon common among victims: the sense of isolationism they feel and the lack of knowledge of where to turn for help.
She also says that when law officers respond to scenes of domestic violence, they are generally unprepared to appropriately deal with the victims.
She hopes to provide local police departments across North Carolina with the guidebook, published by Author House Publishing Co.
She says it will not only arm the victims of domestic violence and abuse with information about their circumstance, but also instruct them about where ó and more importantly how ó to turn for help. She is in the process of placing her guidebook in the hands of police officers across the state so they can, in turn, provide them to victims of domestic violence.
“One of my areas of great concern is that many women don’t recognize the early signs of potentially abusive behavior,” says Hamilton. “That’s why I called my guidebook Red Flag Up, because many victims either fail to see the red flags, or they choose to ignore them, believing things will get better. In fact, most of the time, they do not. This guidebook is not only for those women who may still have time to learn from it before it’s too late, but it’s also for women who have already suffered greatly at the hands of their partners. It helps them to understand how they got to where they are and what they can do about improving their situations in life.”
A companion documentary has also been produced. “Red Flag Up, 7 Signs of Domestic Violence,” is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Borders Web sites.