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The Partial Observer is proud to present a series of paperback books representing the best and most popular material to have appeared on our site. This is an excellent way to both support our authors and to get caught up on writings you may have missed.

Our sixth selection is now available.

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke
by Hal Evan Caplan
Published September 28, 2010
224 pages

This delightful collection of essays is about a father, his young son, the "teacher," and life's lessons learned and remembered. These heart-warming, humorous and adventurous tales will draw you in, keeping you laughing, smiling and thinking and you recognize some of your own children's responses. As parents we teach our children right from wrong, good from bad, and so on; but who really is the teacher, the adult or the child? Children are innocent, the don't judge, and they are genereally excited about what tomorrow may bring. As adults faced with life's challenges, most of us have lost sight of the lessons we were taught as children. This book gives you a fresh perspective on those lessons while bringing a new smile or tear with each story.



Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Published June 5, 2009
268 pages
$14.95

Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.

"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world."Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer

"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist

Listen to an interview with Greg from WMBI, Moody Radio, Chicago.



Ron Paul Is a Nut (and So Am I)
by James Leroy Wilson
Published September 10, 2008
298 pages

Forget about red states and blue states. Wilson's unique take on political topics is refreshingly not politics as usual.



Dear Jon Letters: Tips for Dating and Mating
by Dear Jon
Published July 21, 2008
176 pages

Our advice humorist turns his attention and trademark wit to affairs of the heart in his first and very affordable book (only $8.95!).

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Great Gift Idea!
Rhymes & Reasons
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Published February 21, 2008
168 pages

A collection of Greg's finest and most memorable poems from the Rhymes & Reasons archive, conveniently categorized for the first time. Greg's poetic commentary on the news of the day is typically poignant and clever.
"My friend Greg Asimakoupoulos communicates timeless truths through timely rhymes. His little poems pay big dividends — in wit, insight and inspiration."
Michael Medved, Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Host

"Rarely does a game go by without my pastor and friend Greg Asimakoupoulos penning a poem that captures what occurred on the field in a fun and creative way. It always brings a smile to my face when I read his weekly Rhymes and Reasons."
Mike Holmgren, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks



Look Inside! (PDF)
Includes:
  • Front cover
  • Endorsements
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreward by Mark D. Johnson
  • Chapter One - "Family"
  • About the Author
  • Back Cover


Real Things
A novel by Everett Wilson
Published January 2, 2008
310 pages

Real Things first appeared in serialized form on the Partial Observer in 2001. It is now available in print for the first time.

Over thirty years after a senseless crash redefined his life, Greg Thompson and his family finally learn why.

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Look Inside! (PDF)
Includes:
  • Front cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Table of Contents
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One
  • About the Author
  • Back Cover


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