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Looking for something different in the way of devotionals? Here it is!


Winner’s Wisdom — Eight-Week Devotional Using Poetry and Journaling to Express the Real You


By John Schmidt


Winner’s Wisdom is a two-month devotional using a combination of poetry, Bible verses, and prose commentary, which encourages Christians everywhere to realize their full potential and incorporate a balance between left brain and right brain activity. 


From the introduction…

This book is not intended to give all the answers about wisdom or life in general because the answers to your questions are mostly inside you already. You will never be fully satisfied by accepting only the answers that other people supply. You have a Spirit inside who is your true Self, and the outworking of spiritual energies is the only way you can ever be happy. Of course, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Father God are part of your true eternal Self. Once you allow them to exist in your space rather than worldly affairs, you will be blessed beyond your current imagination.


Only $8.99 at PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com, 143 pages


ISBN-13: 978-1533097415 / ISBN-10: 1533097410




Friends Forever,

You and God


 A Coloring Book for Adults and Children


Story by John Schmidt with

Illustrations by P. Lacey Maillett


This book is a colorful way to relax. Enjoy the delightful illustrations by P. Lacey Maillett and the soothing storyline where a loving grandfather explains the many aspects of love to his two grandchildren and asks for their love to include him. Children and their caregivers can color along together as they share precious times with each other.

John Schmidt and P. Lacey Maillett have created an enduring work that will bring many hours a pleasure to adults and children everywhere.

$5.50 on PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com

or Amazon.com, 34 pages, 8x10


ISBN-13: 978-1517067106 / ISBN-10: 1517067103




Rock Solid Concrete Poems

Art Poems for the Heart



For lovers of art, life, or poetry!


By John Schmidt


From the introduction:  


This collection of concrete poems offers free expression to the imagination, entertaining readers of all ages. These art poems are truly for the heart, creating a satisfying emotional response while titillating the mind and expanding the soul.


Editorial review:


John Schmidt takes poetry to a whole new level with ‘word art’. Each poem’s words are shaped into the subject of the poem. The writing is fun and some even humorous! I think anyone, of all ages, would enjoy this piece of work. I’m planning on sharing one with a horse lover, cat lover and dog lover. This unique way of writing is creative and smart. Poetry flows into shapes that pop off the page! — Sierra Klein, A Simple Taste for Reading

Praise from readers…

Texas poet John Schmidt is a master at writing shaped verse/concrete poetry.  

Well-crafted, humorous, and pleasurable — a sheer joy to ponder and to read aloud. This is a wonderful volume meant to be shared with readers of all ages. Whether poetry aficionados or not, there are poems to delight everyone. 


The poems are beautiful, not only in words but in design. 

John Schmidt has created one of his most fun books, gathering poems written in the last fifteen years!                                   

Only $7.99 at PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com, 62 pages


ISBN-13: 978-1500915926 / ISBN-10: 1500915920



Three of the poems…



                      We Attach Ourselves


          we AttAch

          ourselves to

    these creatures                                                    r

                who know                                               o

                     us better than we know ourselves. F

                    in the petting of them we reach into

                   an extended soul that unites us all in

                    one blanket. Thus, we feed our own

                     selves when we let the clamor of tiny

                      c  o  flavor the unconditional lives o  w

                     h   f                                                     f   e 

                    u   m                                                  w   l

                   n    e                                                  h   o

                  k     a                                                o    v

                 s      l                                                m   e.




                               Big Shoes


 My                                Mommy

said I should put on my shoes and

tie them myself. Is she kidding? She

 knows I can’t tie them myself. I wish I could

  but I always tie my finger in the string. I wish I

   had shoes like hers that just slip on. When I get to

   be big I’ll                         have shoes that don’t tie.




                       Washington Visited




                                   the tour

                                   to spend


                                   time with


                                   ton at his


                                   and won-

                                  dered, silly

                                   as I be, if

                                  he looked

                                  down from

                                 his height at

                                  us, in tears.






My Return to the Future, 2350

Our Next Great Civilization Revealed 


By John Schmidt


A Prophetic and Entertaining Nonfiction Paperback That Reads Like Fiction!


From the introduction:

What if you could visit life on Earth in the year 2350? Because our future is based on probabilities, I believe that our future is at least somewhat knowable. And I also believe in divine revelation, that God is alive and wants to show us a wonderful new civilization that can be built in the next hundred years. This way, we can be optimistic about our future no matter what is currently happening in the world.


What you will gain from this book…

• Peace of mind — far less worry about the current world because you know that a new day is dawning in the history of mankind.

• Amazing ideas about new technologies and ways of living that are not available from any other source.

• A spiritual revelation in which you will see that marvelous human growth is very possible.


 Click here for information about the author, three excellent editorial reviews, excerpts, and marvelous new technologies revealed!


Only $9.99 at PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com, 196 pages


ISBN-13: 978-1500531317; ISBN-10: 1500531316



Saving America Now

 The Buffet Syndrome Expanded Edition

By Ron Slover

Most Americans are concerned about their country’s current condition and future. Successful businessman, historian, and political expert, Ron Slover has put years of work into Saving America Now — The Buffet Syndrome Expanded Edition. From the back cover: 


When compared with the total period of time in which America has existed as a nation, seven years is a very small fraction of our history, yet much has occurred since the publication of The Buffet Syndrome. Saving America Now updates important events, politics, economic trends, and the very real danger facing Americans. 



Encouraging editorial reviews…

A Simple Taste for Reading…

Slover’s writing has a feel of great importance. This book really isn’t all about a governing nation, but more importantly how we as a society respond to the world we live in. The author has done the necessary research to state his points and highlight his ideas on the problems facing America today. A very interesting read.


Midwest Book Review's Small Press Bookwatch: April 2015

The Political Science Shelf


“Saving America Now, an expanded and updated edition of “The Buffet Syndrome,” reveals how the national condition has greatly worsened in only seven years, with America in a crisis of huge proportions, and what must be done about it now!


“Saving America Now” covers diverse situations, diverse politics, volatile economics, established trends, and above all else, the very real danger that America and its people are facing.


“Saving America Now” contends that the only thing that can save this nation from a total collapse is creating a group of Democratic members of the House of Representatives and a group of Democratic members of the United States Senate that form together and use their unique forum positions to tell the people of America where this nation stands financially. Unless action is taken now to change the course of what our nation is inevitably facing, the total collapse of a nation is an inevitable event.


Critique: “Saving America Now: The Buffet Syndrome Expanded Edition” is a compelling and articulate read that is highly recommended, indeed essential, for everyone and anyone who is concerned about the widening gap between the 1% and  the 99%, who is alarmed by the onset of a second new age of Robber Barron capitalism and its corruptive impact on the American political system — a corrosion aided and facilitated by the Supreme Court and its “Citizens United” decision.



Saving America Now, by Ron Slover, is only $9.99, 178 pages, available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/1502893177/

or PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com.

ISBN-13: 978-1502893178; ISBN-10: 1502893177

Author is available for radio talk shows and other engagements. 

Click here for a few of the hard-hitting comments from the book and author biography…



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Life’s Journeys Become Twilight Memories —

Collected Stories 

Helen Luecke 

Most of the stories have been published in our nation’s outstanding magazines and three in Chicken Soup for the Soul editions. Read a collection of stories that took a lifetime to write, stories about the lifetime of a delightful person, Helen Luecke. Sometimes funny, often tear-wrenching, always insightful, the stories will entertain you and inspire you to be a greater person than you ever thought you could be. 


“Tear-jerking and laughter impelling...few life stories can match the criteria this book displays. Upon completion, you, too, will be motivated to record your own personal memories in hopes of inspiring and encouraging others.” — Donna Smith, retired secondary/university English and literature instructor, former editor and publisher of the inspirational ezine, Victory Herald. Her works have appeared in 6th Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mature Living, Guideposts, The Writer, Christian Communicator, and many others. Mother of four, grandmother of ten, and great-grandmother of seven. 


Life’s Journeys Become Twilight Memories — Collected Stories is now available for $11.99, paperback, through PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com.  

☼ Author available for interviews, articles, and engagements.

ISBN: 978-1480262379; bookstore locations: Inspirational, Biography, Christian.


To order books from the author, email her at HelenLuecke@clear.net.



Hymns for Our Lord

Original Works to Uplift and Lead


Anna McAnear


With Added Arrangements by Phil Spray


From the Foreword by Alan A. Wilson, Pastor of the

First Baptist Church, White Deer, Texas


Anna McAnear has utilized her talent in this collection of songs to express a journey of faith and grace that will hopefully help others along life’s journey as they draw closer to the Father. As you look through this collection of songs you will find music that testifies to God’s faithfulness in times of trouble as well as music that praises God for His grace and mercy. Whether you use these songs as an aid in personal worship times or implement them in times of corporate worship, I know that you will be blessed.

It is with great humility and honor that I wholeheartedly recommend this collection of sacred songs. May God’s blessings and comfort shower down upon you as you use this resource for His glory and honor. Music is the heartbeat and rhythm in our worship to the Father. May your heart beat strong and your rhythm smooth as you praise God with the wonderful music contained in this collection.


Hymns for Our Lord ― Original Works to Uplift and Lead can be purchased for $12.99 through PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com.  

☼ Bookstore locations: Music, Christian. ISBN: 978-1480144095.

☼ To send praise or event ideas, email path2@pathpublishing.com.


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The Worth of Mirth


Poetry for Those Who Love to Laugh, and

Those Who Need To


Marianne McNeil Logan


Winner of more than 2,000 contest awards, including national and international competitions, Marianne McNeil Logan has produced her first autobiographical book. From her early years on a ranch in South Dakota, through years of diligently writing poems and expanding poetry groups in the Panhandle of Texas, to later years of extraordinary quality in her rhyming lines as she accumulates lifetime awards, this book of humor and heart-felt feelings is now ready for your enjoyment. Here is a sample… 


Mall Musing


Designer jeans and cowboy boots

            and see-through mesh t-shirts,

long pony tails and frizz-permed locks

            of fads that run in spurts,

gold necklaces and pierced earrings

            make parents apprehensive.

To raise a son these modern days

            gets more and more expensive.





“This is a book you won’t be able to put down once you start. You’ll smile, chuckle, and laugh out loud at the hilarious poems, all actual events.”Helen Luecke, the co-founder of the Amarillo Chapter of Inspirational Writers Alive!, a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and the author of Life’s Journeys Become Twilight Memories — Collected Stories.


The Worth of Mirth is now available for $12.99, paperback, through PayPal at pathpublishing.com or Amazon.com.

Author available for interviews, articles, and engagements.

ISBN: 978-1480007871; bookstore locations: humor, poetry.  


A wonderful book for tweens by John Schmidt, published by Lighthouse Books…

The Lion Princess — Journey to an Awakening

Now on sale! Go to its home page...


The Collected Works of John Schmidt

(Second Edition)


A CD-Project Written and Compiled by John Schmidt


 How often can you enjoy a collection that took forty years to write? Here are twelve published and previously unpublished creations from an author with a desire for human spiritual progress that is rarely surpassed. The compiling and production alone required four years.

 This CD contains many of John’s published works. Excluded are the most recent two, My Return to the Future, 2350 and Rock Solid Concrete Poems. Two works not included for contract reasons are Heroes, Angels and Miracles and My Visit to the Kingdom of God. Silly Willy Will, a cassette collection of poems taken from On Perfection on this CD, is not here because it is a sound recording, though it is sold separately at the PayPal shopping cart at pathpublishing.com.

Contents: The writings create a spiritual path for a lifetime of growth, encouraging children, middle readers, youths, and adults of all ages. The works include, but are not limited to these: children’s stories like You and God Together, Friends Forever and Turtle’s Award, Turtle’s Award for Reader’s Theater (which received a standing ovation at its premiere), The Lion Princess, Our Dream Language, The Sea Dove (a full-length play), more than 2,300 poems and short prose works (for entertainment along your spiritual path), and more! More than 2,400 pages of text! Complete with original artwork.  

Price: $14.99 for this CD in jewel case — in Adobe® Reader®, easily opened.

Purchase though the PayPal shopping cart, ISBN: 918-1-891774-22-5.




By Marianne McNeil Logan (winner of more than 2,000 poetry awards), three Kindle eBooks…

Celebration for Sonneteers — Fifteen poetry patterns explained, $2.99

Sounds of the Seasons Rhyming Poems for Nature Lovers, $2.99

Moments in Mourning — A guide to the healing of grief, $7.99 


By Sherrill Schlimpert...



Cream for Your Coffee


A collection of prayer poetry

to stir into your cup of life



Now a Kindle eBook for only $6.99!


Available also as a paperback for $11.99!

Paperback sold through PayPal at pathpublishing.com and Kindle at Amazon.com.




Two e-books by John Schmidt…


A Kindle eBook


Twelve Prose Works

of John Schmidt


Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and a Play for All Ages


Only $9.99, less than $1.00 per book! Here is the link…



For adults…

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Muse ― Humorous poetry and short prose to delight your life! (We all need comic relief, from time to time)

Forty Tips for Church Growth ― A how-to guide for practical expansion

Giving to Yourself and Letting Happiness Happen (Getting out of depression fast)

Light before Dawn (World prophecy from the mid ‘90s)

Our Dream Language (Dream interpretation made much easier)

Utopia II―An Investigation into the Kingdom of God (The remaking of our world)


For teenagers and children…

Heroes, Angels and Miracles — Eleven Uplifting Stories from Around the World for Youths (Expansion of the imagination by seeing how others live)

The Lion Princess — Journey to an Awakening (Development of courage and faith)

The Year of Mr. Turtle for Reader’s Theater (Humorous play with a great message)

Mr. Turtle’s Award (Storybook about peace, with humor)

You and God Together, Friends Forever (Storybook — how we know God is real)

Two Stories for Children — Betty Blooper Is Super! and Hands Holding Heaven (A storybook to increase a child’s self-image and overcome the fear of death)





Forty Tips for

Church Growth


A how-to guide for practical expansion


The e-book by John Schmidt

from Path Publishing is only $4.99!


To purchase, go to this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/150858.





Now a paperback for the same low price of $4.99, though with a different cover. Available on our PayPal shopping cart and Amazon.com.



The foreword by Dr. Tom C. Fuller, General Evangelist for the United Methodist Church:


My friend John Schmidt has assembled a practical and usable list of ideas that will work in any church whose members love the Lord and will focus their efforts on winning people for Christ. John’s many years as a Christian author and his commitment to the Lord make this compilation of creative ideas realistic and workable. I recommend that you study carefully and use the inspired information in this little book!


Dr. Fuller served as a pastor for over thirty years, growing one church from under 100 to over 300 in four years. Since 2006, when he went into church reform full-time, he has traveled extensively ― preaching, teaching, singing, and presenting The John Wesley Adventure, which describes Wesley’s life and his balanced, biblical beliefs. He has written many books and holds numerous degrees and credits.



This is from one promo...


Many of us are asking how we can grow our churches and reach the lost. This little book has imaginative, practical, and mostly inexpensive ideas that will help you grow your church into what you want it to be.


Path Publishing Statement of Purpose

We produce quality books, offering generous paperback and e-book royalty rates.

We have published more than thirty books and several e-books. We love authors, giving more than 295 free consultations to authors and following the golden rule in all transactions. The editor is also an author of nineteen works with six through other publishers, so he is very familiar with writers’ issues. In the past we have been listed in these publications: Christian Writers’ Market Guide, The Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, and The Writer.


To read a short article from the editor concerning the proposed government implantation of computer chips into American citizens, read “Note of Warning.”



Also, at this site you will enjoy...

Excerpts or complete works from inspiring authors and poets that will elevate you to a higher path in life! If you have a published book or tape, query by email or letter to join our team!

Publishing opportunities through Path Publishing we will take your manuscript to stores in a few short months. We specialize in general nonfiction, poetry, self-help, Christian, and biographies, but we are open to other ideas as well.


Ours is a team approach, believing that when we have dozens of authors, artists, and ministries telling people about our sites, we will all grow more abundantly than we would as individuals or solo organizations.


 Our mission statement: “To produce spiritual creations

for an aspiring world.”


 “One of our greatest joys is in making life dreams come true.”

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