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LaTribuna Christian Publishing Announces, “From Junky to Jesus”

Chaplain Paul Vescio was quoted saying, “From Junky to Jesus is a collection of poems, stories, and writings written by Pastor Shon Karna in 2001 while he was an inmate in an Oregon state prison. Pastor Shon who is now in his 50s is a dear Brother in Christ whom I highly respect and is currently a patient in the healthcare facility where I serve as a Volunteer Community Chaplain. Pastor Shon is a mighty man of God and a shining example of what a true follower of Christ is. Pastor Shon suffers dearly each day and with covid19 policies he was unable to have visits by his loved ones for over a year. Pastor Shon always tells all those he comes in contact with, Jesus Loves you and so do I”

Pastor Shon was quoted saying, “There was a day and a time early in the evening when I was in my prison cell and I literally felt a hand or something pushing my face down to the floor. After that I knew after being already saved in County Jail that the Lord expected and wanted more of me, so I enrolled in classes to get an Associate’s Degree in Christian Counseling. While I was in prison the Lord would give me thought after thought which I knew I had to get on paper and as these thoughts would come and they didn’t come all at once, they would come one every couple of days or so, that over time had accumulated into a collection. Well, I had to go back and see just how many of them I had written and I knew at that point I had to do something which is exactly what I did, I got ahold of a Christian publisher who because I was in prison offered to publish my works for free.

It is therefore my sincere hope and prayer that whoever reads this illuminating Christian book of poems and writings will come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ all for themselves.”

Chaplain Paul was also quoted saying, “Pastor Shon gave me a copy of his writings and we worked together in order to republish his uplifting works on Amazon as an e-book. From Junky to Jesus is FREE to Amazon Prime MembersIt was an absolute honor and a privilege in helping my friend and Brother in Christ to accomplish this project for the glory of God. All the proceeds from the sale of this e-book will be going to Pastor Shon, please keep him and his family in your prayers. Pastor Shon’s book along with a variety of other books are FREE as a PDF file on the Miracles of Kingman website and is FREE to Amazon Prime Members.”

LaTribuna Christian Publishing encourages acts of kindness, compassion, and love towards others, for more information please visit their websites.

Lisa Kline receives Pamela Capaci Recovery Hero Award

Lisa Kline was the first student to graduate from The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience Strength & Hope Recovery High School, and recently received a degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Pamela Capaci, Mrs. Kline, Lisa Kline & Mr. Kline

Pamela Capaci, Mrs. Kline, Lisa Kline & Mr. Kline

TOMS RIVER, N.J.June 29, 2021PRLog — June 18 marked the fifth graduation ceremony for The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience Strength & Hope Recovery High School (http://eshrecoveryschool.org/). Looking back, Lisa Kline was the first student to graduate from the Recovery High School in 2015. This year, Kline graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. Pamela Capaci, original pioneer and co-founder of the Recovery High School and CEO of HOPE Sheds Light (HSL), recently returned to Union County to present Kline with the Pamela Capaci Recovery Hero Award. This award is presented annually to one person in the state who has made a significant impact for youth in recovery.

“It is incredibly wonderful to be back here among all the recovery heroes who have stepped up and stretched out beyond their boxes, outside their comfort zones and forged new relationships, putting the greater good above their individual need to bring an innovative program and educational opportunity to our young people,” Capaci said. “It was the courage and passion of a dedicated board of commissioners, invested and award-winning school district, a mighty and courageous board of directors and an incredibly passionate Senator. I thank you all for honoring me today as the pioneer, but please know that I was not alone in my efforts. We did this together.”

Kline was a member of the first full year at the Recovery High School. “When I first met Lisa, she couldn’t even make eye contact with me,” said Capaci. “She was uncertain about attending the Recovery High School and uncomfortable with what she was being asked to do. She was reluctant yet determined to succeed and was passionate about her recovery success.”

At age 16, Kline demonstrated great courage in stepping outside her comfort zone, building new relationships, and learning to trust new ideas. “She was the pioneer,” said Capaci. “Today, five short years later, she is a graduate of Rutgers University. At the young age of 21, she is a true recovery hero.”

The Raymond J. Lesniak, Experience Strength & Hope Recovery High School is a unique partnership with Prevention Links, one of New Jersey’s leading non-profits focused on substance abuse prevention. The Recovery High School opened in September 2014 and is the first public recovery high school in the state of New Jersey. Its mission is to provide high-quality educational, enrichment, and recovery support program that offers a safe, sober and supportive school environment where students and their recovery efforts are understood, valued and fostered.

Since 2017, Capaci has strategically shifted her focus from Union County to Ocean County through her efforts with HOPE Sheds Light. “Our mission is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of substance use disorder by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery,” she added.

Capaci is now spearheading an Ocean County Taskforce intent on bringing another Recovery High School to New Jersey that is earmarked for Ocean County. “This really is an exciting time in the life of HOPE Sheds Light as we move forward with the goal of bringing a second Recovery High School to New Jersey,” she added.

Earlier this year, to expand its services, capacity and reach even further in the state, HSL announced its partnership with RAFTS. Similar to HSL, RAFTS Inc. is a non-profit, non-clinical, peer-based recovery community organization providing support and resources to individuals and families impacted by substance use and related disorders. RAFTS is based in Monmouth County.

Looking to the future, HSL will host its 8th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk on September 11, 2021 on the Hiering Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights. Please check HOPEShedsLight.org for updates.

About HOPE Sheds Light, Inc.

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 46-3910504) that is supported by friends and families directly affected by substance use disorder and found recovery through continuous love, support and understanding. The mission of HSL is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of substance use disorder by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. To learn more or to donate, please visit http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org.

About Recovery Advocates for the Shore

Recovery Advocates for the Shore, Inc. (RAFTS) is a non-profit, non-clinical, peer-based recovery community organization providing support and resources to individuals and families impacted by substance use and related disorders. To learn more, visit https://www.raftsnj.org/.

Crossing Haw River

Crossing Haw River, a new book by Jenny Hope, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Love can be found in strange places. In Crossing Haw River, Matt spots the love of his life beneath the roller coaster and next to the carousel at the State Fair. Unfortunately, the lovely young woman attends the rival high school, but he’s determined to win her heart. Follow the beautiful story of their courtship, all the ups and downs and color characters in teenage life in North Carolina.

About the Author
Jenny Hope is a middle-aged single woman who loves to write. Crossing Haw River was born out of her experiences growing up: the science fairs, friends, Southern slang, and time at her grandparents’ farm. This is an outlet for her creativity and freedom of expression. Hope’s hobbies include playing games, coloring and other artwork, and playing with her family’s two long-haired Chihuahuas named Fluffy and Gizmo, both boys, of whom have been and still are my whole world.

Crossing Haw River is a 102-page paperback with a retail price of $12.00 (eBook $7.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3195-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/crossing-haw-river/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/crossing-haw-river/

Cats in the House, a new book by Don Halstead

Cats in the House, a new book by Don Halstead, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Do you ever wonder what your cat is thinking? How he sees our world?

Well, wonder no longer! Pipin the Tuxedo cat is here to walk you through a day in the life…, no holds barred! Especially when it comes to the truth about his sister, Emma the Maine Coon cat. (She’s kind of an oddball, but what big sister isn’t?)

At the end of the day, you might be surprised how normal all the abnormal things your cat does are…at least from their perspective!

About the Author
Don Halstead is retired and lives with his wonderful wife in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He worked as an economist for the federal government and taught economics at a community college in the Washington D.C. area.

Mr. Halstead loves to bowl, play tennis, and walk. He is also an avid reader and stamp collector. He is actively involved with a Lutheran church in town, and he has worked as a volunteer at his local library and at the local animal rescue.

He has four darling children, an awesome step-daughter, and five grandchildren, along with two cats, Pipin and Emma.

Cats in the House is a 30-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00 (eBook $14.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7091-8. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/cats-in-the-house/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/cats-in-the-house/

Glen, NH Author Publishes Children’s Book

The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami, a new book by Robert Owen, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Much is written about Santa and Christmas, but the events and activities at the North Pole during the other 364 days are a mystery. The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami tells the story of one of these events.

When the Master Christmas Bell Maker at the North Pole Workshop invents a machine to make all the bells needed for Christmas, it all goes terribly wrong-not once, but twice! Great teamwork and problem solving will help clean up the mess and make Christmas happen. This cheery and bright tale will be perfect read aloud with your family.

About the Author
Robert Owen and his wife are circus clowns. They met working on a circus. He is from New Hampshire, and she is from Wisconsin. After a decade on the road, they ran away from the circus and joined an amusement park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They have two sons.

In his senior years, Owen works as a magician and Santa impersonator which has led to imagining the events in the North Pole. This is his first book.

The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami is a 36-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3178-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/the-great-christmas-bell-tsunami/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-great-christmas-bell-tsunami/

Columbus, NE Author Publishes Bible Study

Super 7: A Simple Bible Study, a new book by Mary Ella Throener, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Super 7 is a homemade Bible study designed to make connecting with God fun and simple. The book combines in depth questions and mulit-person games to make an exciting interactive resource for church groups, family, or independent study. Throener’s years in Religious Education makes her specifically qualified to create a specialized, accessible activity book for children and adults alike to further their knowledge and love of God and the Bible.

About the Author
Mary Ella Throener spent her childhood on a farm among cattle, chickens, and horses, where she learned to appreciate God and the gift of creation. She went to a small, one room school with twenty-five students that taught her the beauty of education and independent study. Her love of education was furthered at her Catholic high school, and later when she went to college. Throener has been married to her husband Lawrence for fifty-two years and is the proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to over twenty children.

Super 7: A Simple Bible Study is a 326-page paperback with a retail price of $52.00 (eBook $47.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7079-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom: http://dorrancepressroom.com/super-7/

To buy the book visit our online bookstore:
http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/super-7-a-simple-bible-study/