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When we hold, admire, or read a beautiful new book, we only get a fraction of the story.

Rooftop Publishing–who specialize in faith-promoting works of nonfiction, personal development, and family history–wants listeners to hear the backstory from our inspired authors about their decision to write, the publishing journey, and the joy found in leaving a legacy they love.

Join us each time we publish a new work and meet these delightful men and women. If you’ve ever wondered about writing a book, this just may inspire you to finally get that message out of your heart and into the world.

Rooftop Backstory Roxanne Thayne

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When we hold, admire, or read a beautiful new book, we only get a fraction of the story.

Rooftop Publishing–who specialize in faith-promoting works of nonfiction, personal development, and family history–wants listeners to hear the backstory from our inspired authors about their decision to write, the publishing journey, and the joy found in leaving a legacy they love.

Join us each time we publish a new work and meet these delightful men and women. If you’ve ever wondered about writing a book, this just may inspire you to finally get that message out of your heart and into the world.

    "Looking Unto Christ in Every Thought: Defeating Fear, Doubt & Discouragement," by Dennis Deaton

    "Looking Unto Christ in Every Thought: Defeating Fear, Doubt & Discouragement," by Dennis Deaton

    Early in his career as a dentist, Dennis learned he needed to make a change and instead teach mind management principles and human development curriculum to corporations around the world.

    In his retirement Dennis received a prompting to take gospel principles he had used in business training, and change it back into the gospel vocabulary again in a book.  After ignoring the prompting several times, he felt rebuked by the Spirit of God, and knew that if he didn't do it, the Lord would find someone who would.

    The premise of the book is to teach Christians about the subtleties of the adversary, to succumb to fear, doubt and discouragement.  Anything that discourages you from being your best self or that makes you want to discourage others from being their best selves, does not come from God.

    If Satan tries to discourage you from doing something, remember it is a back-door confirmation that you really CAN do it.  Persist and keep looking unto Christ.

    Don't wait.  Get your copy of "Looking Unto Christ" in hardcover, soft cover, ebook, or audiobook HERE.  And to learn more about Dennis and his work click HERE.

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    "Money Calm: Successfully Navigate the Emotional Waves of Bankruptcy to Create Financial Freedom," by Becky Sanderson

    "Money Calm: Successfully Navigate the Emotional Waves of Bankruptcy to Create Financial Freedom," by Becky Sanderson

    Becky courageously shares the terrifying emotions around the day she drove her daughter to college, knowing full well she didn't have the money to pay the tuition.

    Fast forward through her bankruptcy, and journey to financial freedom.  Today, as a certified financial coach, Becky helps others, not only with money management, but also with how to work through their negative emotions around money.

    She shares with listeners how she was directed in her journey of authorship.  Whenever she asked a question of God about this project, she got a "yes" or "no" quickly and was led to the help she needed to get it done.

    Becky says she felt called to write this book because she believes we are heading towards another money crisis–like the one in 2008–and it's important for people to fight anxiety and instead learn how to stay money calm.

    Don't wait till you are in trouble, get your hard copy or ebook of "Money Calm" HERE.

    • 18 min
    "Jewels in Your Pocket: How to Comfortably Share Your Faith Through the Power of Personal Stories," by Roxanne Thayne

    "Jewels in Your Pocket: How to Comfortably Share Your Faith Through the Power of Personal Stories," by Roxanne Thayne

    In this episode Roxanne is interviewed and shares how the Covid Pandemic of 2020 helped launch the book in a very different way than she had originally planned.  Instead it followed God's plan for opening doors.

    She outlines how she was inspired at age twelve to start writing in a journal, and how that practice is how inspiration flows.

    But as an author, historian and writer, she still had to overcome the doubts plaguing her that "Who are YOU to write this book?"  And tells the story of how she wanted to bury her book on the day she received the boxes and boxes of books.

    Get your copy of the book that cheers you along in your efforts to share the gospel of Christ in the most normal and natural ways HERE.

    • 23 min
    "Praise GOD: Miracles Experienced by a Grateful Family" with Harold Kurstedt 

    "Praise GOD: Miracles Experienced by a Grateful Family" with Harold Kurstedt 

    Join us as author Harold Kurstedt shares how sending out miracle stories to a few people through email quickly grew into requests for more stories, suggestions he join a writing group, encouragement for a book, and finally the audio chapters and photo filled print book.

    Praise GOD leaves an important and uplifting legacy of a man who learned to forgive his father, recognize an angel on the battle fields of Afghanistan, and over two dozen more miracles where he gives the glory to God.

    To purchase a copy of Praise God shop HERE .

    Learn how you can "leave a legacy you'll love" by authoring a faith-promoting work of nonfiction, personal development or family history, visit us at Rooftop Publishing.

    • 29 min
    "Listen: Be Still and Know That He is God," by Christine Van Wagenen

    "Listen: Be Still and Know That He is God," by Christine Van Wagenen

    When her doctor ordered Christine to slow down and heal, she was surprised to have a book rush to mind, nearly as fast as she could write it.  This gorgeous gift-book teaches readers how to slow down and listen to find needed inspiration, comfort, and direction.  Learn what surprised Christine about the writing process, what some of her favorite chapters were, and the backstories that inspired them.  We guarantee you're going to love the stories of majorettes and Twinkies.  

    To get your copy of "Listen" shop HERE.

    Learn how you can "leave a legacy you'll love" by authoring a faith-promoting work of nonfiction, personal development or family history.  Visit us at RooftopPublishing. com.

    • 27 min

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Inspired me to write a book

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