The American Soapbox is a humorous commentary on American society and culture. The first non-fiction work by horror/suspense novelist Billie Dean Shoemate III, this is a no-holds-barred, all-gloves-off take on American life. Brutally honest, hilariously open and even touching at times, The American Soapbox is not a book for the narrow-minded. This isn't literature. This isn't art. This is personal.
Traditional household cleaners play a huge factor in this pollution. Synthetic household products contain harmful chemicals that react with ozone from the air, creating toxins like formaldehyde. As an individual you have the power to control most of your choices and, therefore, the impact you create on the environment. Embracing a greener lifestyle isn't just about helping to preserve equatorial rain forests, it can also mean improving your health, padding your bank account, and, ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. For instance, Americans do a lot of laundry - about eight loads a week on average, using store-bought detergent adds up. If you'd rather save money, try making your own detergent - it's a fun, easy project, and your laundry will cost only pennies per load. So to sum up... non-toxic cleaners are perfectly safe around children, keep the air you breathe clean, are much, much cheaper and they don't harm the environment.
Jesus? Who was He? And why do people still talk about Him after 2000 years? For many of us, we know of Jesus because of the movies that come out around Christmas and Easter time. We know about His birth - ya know, something about being born in a manger wearing 'waddled-up' clothes. Then, there's a little something about some wise men giving Him some cool gifts that included gold and some other stuff that we really don't know what it was. Maybe it was some off-brand cologne? And then after Jesus grows up to be a man, we know that a bunch of folks didn't like Him and decide to have Him hung on a cross. And then He dies and heads up to Heaven. The end, right? Wrong. Everything we need to know about Jesus is found in the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These books of the Bible tell us about His birth and why it was so awesome. It tells us of why He came to Earth and what His mission statement was for all of humanity. It also tells us why we should follow Him and the benefits for doing it. It's a serious deal! In this book, we explain the Gospels from all four sides - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Just like all of our other stuff in A Redneck's Guide series, we keep it simple. We hope you are blessed by reading it!