books by valerie galante

Finding Your Way: Lessons From Life


 Finding Your Way is an eclectic collection of 'lessons' drawn from everyday observances mixed with pivotal historical events that reveal  essential themes and truths about the human experience and how each one      of us can find our way through this amazing experience. Think of it as a     modern day kind of Aesop's Fables, but with fewer animals.
     Finding Your Way serves as a guidebook to navigate the path of life by providing inspirational, insightful, and informative lessons from diverse sources to the reader for the purpose of  encouraging, engaging, and     empowering you to  make the most of yourself and your life.  Building upon her background as a highly  experienced Licensed  Clinical Psychologist and ordained Interfaith Minister, Dr. Galante uses humor, cultural references, and every day events to enlighten  readers about the nature of being human and how to live their lives with meaning and fulfillment.

The Way of Yeshua

 The Way of Yeshua  is an exquisitely researched and beautifully written novel about

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The Way of Yeshua is an exquisitely researched and beautifully written novel about destiny, human nature and purpose that is sure to appeal to people of all faiths and religious backgrounds.  

In ancient Galilee, a male child is born. His name is Yeshua and within days after his birth, Herod marks him for death forcing Yeshua’s family to flee into exile in Egypt. This is only the first of many journeys Yeshua takes during his life; and, sadly, the first of many times his life is threatened. Mystery and mythology surround every  aspect of Yeshua including     his conception, birth, life, and death. Some people say he was conceived by a virgin mother and that he is the son of G-d, a great teacher of the Law, keeper of the faith, and leader of his people. Others say he is a charlatan whose birth was illegitimate according to the Law. 

    Within the context of his personal challenges, Yeshua finds himself embroiled in the social, political, and religious conflicts of the time.  When the Romans begin denigrating his people, 

    disrespecting their Law, and defiling their land, Yeshua’s mission becomes clear.  There will be no stopping this well-considered, fully human meticulous strategist until the prophecies  of Isaiah and Zechariah are fulfilled. And fulfill them he does, by paying with his own life.  

Or does he? 

    What if Yeshua did not die on the cross?  What if the death and resurrection of Yeshua is one of the greatest stories ever told, 

but it is untrue. 

    Yeshua’s true impact on the world is even greater than the stories 

we know.  

    And so, the story begins...

Four Storytellers


Four Storytellers is a book lovingly dedicated to four amazing storytellers who understand the value of not only telling their own story, but the stories of others who may not have a voice. Thank you to Walter Astrada, the late Hazel Dickens, Tomáseen Foley and Anita Singleton-Prather.Storytelling lives at the heart of human experience - it is a compelling form of personal communication as ancient as language itself. In this complex and diverse world, storytelling survives as a phenomenon that we share in common and from which we can learn valuable life lesson 

"If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life." ~ Siberian Elders

Why Do You Cry?


'Why Do You Cry is a sweet parable about a curious girl seeking to understand emotions and behavior of others. For every parent or caretaker who wants to teach their children to have empathy for others, this book will help their child understand the impact of his or her actions on people, animals and Nature. The goal is to get kids thinking and talking about empathy, ecology, and the environment from an early age.  

The Dog Who Was Afraid Of Feathers


'The Dog Who Was Afraid Of Feathers' is a story about the bond of friendship between a young girl and her beloved puppy named Ginger. The book shows how the power of love, trust and being mindfully present with each other can eliminate our fears.