ISBN 978-1-922803-32-0

Make a Difference

Hearing from God

Jim was born in 1953 in Greenock, Scotland to Jim and Josephine (nee Johnston) Mccann. He has two sisters, Betty (nee Craford) McCann and Phyllis (nee Branson) McCann and two brothers, David McCann and Chris McCann.

At the age of 10, he immigrated with his family to Whyalla, South Australia. In 1964 Jim attended St. Teresa Catholic School. At 15, he left school and had a long productive work life until retirement in 2019.

In 1991, Jim married the beautiful Annetta Scanlan (nee de Vries Van Leeuwen), who is the mother of three boys – Chris, Steven and David, and a daughter, Leanne.

In 1981, he had an experience with God that profoundly changed his life.

Jim hopes you enjoy reading these poems as much as he enjoyed reciting them. This book of poems is inspired by God, His Bible and His amazing love.

CARSS, Sherril

ISBN 978-1-922722-62-1

Love Me. Love Me Mine

Poems from the Heart

My book “Love Me Love Me Mine; Poems from the Heart” is a compilation of poems, some have been revised and were taken from “Poems for the day,” my first book, which was dedicated to my Father Joseph William Carss.

This book is dedicated to my eldest daughter, the late and beloved Gwendolyn Leah Owen, who tragically passed on in 2014 due to complications of Addison’s Disease.

It has been a very sad time for my family and me, some of my poems will attest to that, but thankfully not all.

Thank you for reading my poems and sharing my experience, for it truly makes it all worthwhile. I pray you’ll be thoroughly, blessed, and I feel sure that many of you will be able to identify with my poems, and where I’m coming from.

About the Author

My name is Sherril Carss, I was born in Melbourne, Australia, the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Joseph W. Carss, my dad was a Staff Sergeant in the Australian Amy, and a truly wonderful dad. He was unfortunately diagnosed with Schizophrenia and passed on in 1959, when I was just five, bringing deep grief to my mother, Mavis E. Carss and my elder sister Beverley and myself. Losing my dad, at such a young age has had a profound effect on my life, and it’s by the Grace of God, that I’ve survived to tell the tale.

I was bought up to attend Sunday School at St John’s Church of England. My mother had converted to Protestantism and so her Spiritual journey began. Mum was grieving deeply but courageously brought us up alone. I attended Tooronga Road State School in my primary years, and then went to Malvern Girls’ High School. My first job was at A.M.I.

I married young and had three beautiful daughters. The first one was the late Gwendolyn Leah whom I mentioned earlier, and then there were her  sisters Terasa Jo and Jodie Louise. Due to difficult circumstances, my marriages didn’t survive, but through them. I have been blessed with five grandchildren, who are all grown up now, the first one, and the only girl, is Jennifer; then Alexander, William, Daniel and Edward, all of whom are very much loved, and I’m very proud of them.

This is just a small snippet of where I bring my poetry from, as time and space won’t permit any further commentary, apart from becoming “Born Again” in 1983, with grateful thanks to God, working through the Mackay Baptist Church, for their loving and timely help, at a time, when I was a young mother going though great personal turmoil, unsupported and alone, and “On the Edge Gods people,“ The Baptist People helped pull us to safety, for which we will be eternally, Thankful.


ISBN 978-1-922803-22-1

Where There’s Smoke

From beneath the ashes of war, loss and prejudice, Mae Baak clambered out cradling an ember that set everything she touched aflame. It’s the kind of fire that thaws your heart, a fire that refines you.

A fire that brings dead men back to life.

Where there's smoke Mae Baak

About the Author

Mae Baak is a Christian based in Australia whose ministry continues to impact thousands in Australia, Europe, and Africa.

After first hearing of Christ as a young child in her native Netherlands, Mae immigrated to Australia. This move brought new challenges and a radical conversion, followed by a powerful and ongoing ministry. That ministry ranged from leading people to Christ through personal evangelism, as a church leader, a church planter in Australia and Europe, and as an international speaker.

Her ministry is characterised by compassion, practical Bible teaching, and the prophetic.

Mae was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2007 for her work in Uganda, pioneered a movement that empowered women in religious, political and social fields and devoted her life to help those in need across Europe and Africa.

Kavitha Writer Where there's smoke Mae Baak

About the Writer

Kavitha Anandasivam is a Sri Lankan Australian actress, known for starring in SBS’s 2019 mini-series, The Hunting. in 2019, the Casting Guild of Australia named her among their 10 Rising Stars to watch.


ISBN 978-1-922722-46-1

The Wheels of Financial Blessing

Many Christians struggle with questions like “Does it please God for us to be poor?” “Should a Christian be rich?” “Why am I struggling financially even though I tithe or give?” “Why am I always stressed about money?”

This Biblically balanced book will help you to live a life that honours God and to experience His blessing in your finances. John here uses a powerful metaphor: If your financial world was a car, your forward progress is limited to the condition of its four wheels. Each wheel is equally important and represents a vital component in your approach to money.

The Wheels of Financial Blessing is easy to read and full of personal stories, and you’ll find it immediately applicable to your life.

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About the Author

John Pearce is a pastor, businessman, and kingdom leader. Alongside his wife Danielle, for more than twenty years he has led C3 Powerhouse—a dynamic, multi-site church in Australia. He serves as the Executive Director of C3 Church Global, a movement of over 500 churches led by Phil Pringle. He has a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in accounting and marketing, and he has run a successful manufacturing business on the Sunshine Coast in Australia for more than thirty years.

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Pastor and Teacher John Pearce Christian City Church


ISBN 978-1-922803-20-7

The Travelling Monkey Lion

This is not another travel book that talks about historical museums and the ecological sights and sounds of famous landmarks. This book is about the deep truths that traveling reveals.

It is about the characters we meet and the unknown places we discover. It is about the hardships and the ecstasies that comes with risking it all to gain what no one else can take away from you – personal growth and life experience.

The content is based on true stories from my own personal experiences – documented stories from my travels over the past fifteen years. The book was written to encourage people to travel. It explains how travelling can enrich your life and excel personal growth. It is a travel memoir written to
encourage readers from around the world to make travelling a priority.

I hope that the book will motivate people to become a member of our travelling community, inspiring them to explore the world. I believe that the essence and truths in finding out who we really are, can only be found or at the very least excelled, by the wisdom and knowledge discovered through exploring the unknown. I have documented this through humor and a sense of realness, using an abstract analogy borrowed from the animal kingdom to set the tone.

I want this book to enable and encourage people to recognise and experience their own travelling ambitions. It should manifest the urgency to compile itineraries and plan trips that will enable them to discover or rediscover their true selves.

In summary this book is written for all the adventurers and should serve as a reminder that it is never too late to dream. God created this beautiful planet not for us to view from a safe distance but to experience it hands-on, meet new people, see places and make memories.



ISBN 978-1-922803-09-2

The Angels Amongst Us

If seeing is believing, then The Angels Amongst Us is proof of Heaven. With astonishing visions of Angels in the sky, this book will provide you with genuine images contrasted with an accurate vision of how the Divine Spirit of our Creator guides us through our lives. After reading this book, you can begin to build up you or your child’s faith and better navigate through your journey of the supernatural relationship between you and our Creator. As my eyes begun to see the unseen behind these images, it is clear that Jesus is real and that God is very much alive, Heaven is real, and more of the Bible is true than you know.

This book was made to instil you with faith even if you are doubtful. Now that you know the Angels hover around you, with you from the minute of your conception, it’s time to rekindle your relationship with them and look up to the Heavens.

Erika Okunzuwa The Angels Amongst Us Author Photo

About the Author


Erika Okunzuwa, born in 1974 is from Eastern Europe, she migrated to Australia in her early 20s with her daughter. Now a mother of three to Kristina, Romeo, and Keyon, she considers her faith, her family, and her friends to be the most important things in her life. When she’s not spending time with family or friends, she’s with her gorgeous adopted pigeons or learning new languages. The Angels Amongst Us is Erika’s first non-fiction book.