I’ve learned two things about myself that I really didn’t know in my youth. I guess because it didn’t come in the traditional packaging I didn’t give it much attention. Those two joys are writing and teaching; both to me are simply sharing what I do and what I know. I have found great satisfaction in them both. Perhaps its because it is an opportunity to assist others in empowering themselves to stir up and release the treasure that is within. That’s a joy I experience when I teach students and watch them take hold of what I have shared and begin using it effectively.
My initial start in writing was poetry. Simply expressing my heart with what I saw and felt; sometimes funny but mostly inspirational. My husband and I later decided to write an inspirational, action adventure book (Trapped on Kooky Island) for our kids to read. The sequel is due out this year. I also enjoy writing entertaining but uplifting novels for ladies (I’ll post that later). Sorry guys…you are welcome to read them but it was written for the girls. If you visit this site you will also see that I write articles that inspire and encourage people to put their best foot forward in life. So often we hear all the negatives; all the gunk that’s going on in society. Well I believe there are some good things happening too and I want to share the good news with others.
Below are links to the books my husband Tellis and I wrote. You can purchase them in paper back through Amazon or by downloading (eBook) to your computer or reader. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to sharing future writings with you in the not so distant future.
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When My Spirit Sings
Publication Date: December 6, 2003
Teri’s sensitivity to issues common to women inspires her to write a unique brand of poetry that restores the hearts and soothes the minds of hurting souls. Her ability to encourage others with an uplifting message of hope through life’s twists and turns is wonderfully expressed in her writings.
“Teri takes you through the maze of emotions of life and brings you to a high place where you can rest, cherish your accomplishments, and dare to move on to the unknown with confidence.” Dr. Myles Munroe Senior Pastor Bahamas Faith Ministries International
Trapped on Kooky Island
Publication Date: November 19, 2004 | Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up
As a band of wayward combatants approaches thirteen-year-old adventureseeking Tye Johnson and his parents, he wonders if he chose the right time to travel with his father, Captain Dencey Johnson, a former naval officer with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Legend has it that one of The Bahamas’ seven hundred islands, Kooky Island, may hold the clues to some of the nation’s unsolved mysteries. Will the Johnsons be courageous and overcome the menacing Ricardo Santos? Or will they hide their faith and become prisoners Trapped on Kooky Island?
America A Destiny Unveiled
Publication Date: April 2, 2003
America—A Destiny Unveiled reveals fresh insights concerning America’s destiny and the secret to her greatness. This enlightening book takes its readers on a voyage of discovery from Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the Americas on a tiny island in The Bahamas to “America’s war on terrorism.” The mysterious clues uncovered throughout this unusual journey help unravel a “bigger picture” concerning:
• The “hidden mystery” behind the arrival of early European explorers in the Americas.
• The impact of the tiny islands of The Bahamas on America’s destiny.
• A divine purpose for the United States of America.
• Humanity’s long-sought Pathway to Paradise.
• The spiritual significance of current world events.
“Tellis Bethel in this work provides an intriguing perspective … that stretches the boundaries of our concepts of national meaning.” —Dr. Myles Munroe
Tellis is a graduate of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon, England, and the United States Naval Staff College at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Tellis currently serves as a naval officer in the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and resides in Nassau with his wife and their two sons.