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Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy

Rising from a childhood laced with devastation and heartbreak, Stan Goss found immense inward healing and earthly successes with the Lord as his companion. Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy shares his journey of conquering hardships while also fully grasping the nature of both pain and joy, and shares his vibrant passion and strategies to inspire spiritual elders to fully live out their crown of glory years.

Stan Goss is a Master Executive Coach, community leader, family man, and passionate servant of the Lord devoted to inspiring Christian spiritual eldership.


About the Author

Stan Goss has enjoyed a thirty-year career as a Master Executive Coach, working nationally and internationally with senior leaders in the arenas of Leadership and Leadership Development. He has worked hand-in-hand with CEOs in a wide range of sectors, including Oil and Gas, Banking, Health Care, Retail, Power Generation and Major Universities. Stan is an impassioned, lifelong student of Leadership and Human Behavior.

For the past ten years, Stan has gotten off the travel circuit, which netted him over a million frequent traveler miles. He’s turned his focus and time toward watching his ten grandkids flourish in their schools. Additionally, as a proud servant of his world, he has dedicated himself to community service for an area he loves and calls home: Katy, Texas.

As a Board of Governors member of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, Stan headed the Leadership Committee, a dedicated and talented group of volunteers. This group’s most noteworthy achievement has been to provide the energy and spark that led to establishing the University of Houston (UH) Katy campus, which is becoming the anchoring branch of a campus which includes UH Victoria and Houston Community College (HCC), ultimately supporting over 20,000 students.

Stan is a lifelong learner, with a B.S. Degree in Public Administration from the University of Denver. He also attended the Colorado School of Mines and Duke University Law School. More recently, he completed eight-semesters to earn a Bible Certificate from The Bible Seminary and completed the nine- month Colson Fellows program. Stan is also blessed to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Bible Seminary.

Stan was blessed to be the first recipient of the “Stan Stanley Eagle Award” for community service in economic development and was named one of the Top 100 Men of Katy by Katy Magazine.

Stan, and his wife, Suzi, have been Katy-area residents for more than four decades and have proudly witnessed two generations of children and grandchildren flourish in Katy Independent School District (KISD) schools and beyond in various colleges and careers.

At the time of this book’s publication, at the age of 85, Stan is still going strong. He devotes much of his time and energy toward building a ministry that the Lord has placed within his heart, called Crown of Glory Fellows Ministry based on Proverbs 16:31, “Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is the result of a righteous life.” Part of a national retirement restoration movement, the ministry is devoted to inspiring and encouraging Christian spiritual eldership.


The book of Joshua records a ceremony of blessings and curses that the Israelites held on Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim shortly after their arrival in the promised land. According to Joshua 8:30, “Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

The El-Burnat (A) Structure(s): Joshua’s Altar? provides a thorough analysis of Joshua’s altar first by examining Mount Ebal and altars in the Bible and then by analyzing biblical references to Joshua’s Mount Ebal altar to determine the exact biblical specifications for that altar. It then discusses the surveys and archaeological work that have taken place on Mount Ebal and specifically at one site on the mountain, el-Burnat (A). Adam Zertal, who excavated at the site, claimed to have found Joshua’s altar. This review of the corresponding evidence seems to confirm that one of the structures at the site does indeed qualify as Joshua’s altar on Mount Ebal.

About the Author

Abigail Leavitt is a PhD student at Ariel University, where she is studying archaeology. She has a Master’s degree in Biblical History and Archaeology from The Bible Seminary and serves as Assistant Director of Excavations at Tel Shiloh. She has served as Objects Registrar and Square Supervisor at both Tel Shiloh and Khirbet el Maqatir, as Assistant Director of the Mount Ebal Dump Salvage project, and participated in the Mount Zion excavation in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the Khirbet ‘Auja el-Foqa excavation, and the Fazael excavations. She also serves as a team member on the Manasseh Hill Country Survey.


Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States and around the world. Many people either personally know or know of an individual with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These individuals and their families often face overwhelming daily challenges which can cause tremendously crippling emotional, financial, physical, and social burdens.

The Presence of God in Autism is a Bible study guide written by a mom of a child with autism as a resource for ASD families, particularly moms and those who wish to minister to them. Each chapter explores a verse or short passage of Scripture, offers personal applications related to the ASD journey, aims to help address some common feelings of isolation, and seeks to point to Jesus Christ and the assurance of His constant presence in this turbulent but beautiful life journey.

About the Author

Krystyna Cawthorne was born and raised in the U.K. and transferred to the U.S. with her husband, Peter, in 1996. Married for 38 years, they have two grown children, Natalie and Marcus. She recently completed a Master of Arts in Theology and Church History at The Bible Seminary and leads a Bible study group for moms with special needs kids.

Managing Editor K. Lynn Lewis is a creative entrepreneur with a diverse professional background in business, education, and ministry. He is an author, producer, and publisher who serves as President of The Bible Seminary and is the Founder and President of InspireUSA: Celebrating the Best of America®.

The book incorporates an article about Krystyna written by Karen Coolidge, a women's ministry leader with a background in marketing who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M and a Master of Divinity from The Bible Seminary.

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