Most of the Books by John Schmidt


About John Schmidt


John Schmidt has published almost two dozen works, through his publishing company, Path Publishing, six other publishers, and ebook publishers. For more than two decades he has been the editor of Path Publishing, releasing the works of more than twenty authors. In addition, he has earned Master’s Degrees in English and in Drama; spent several years teaching college and high school English; penned more than 4,000 poems; developed skills for writing in several genres, from nonfiction books to plays to poems to short stories; and has always encompassed a great love for creative expression and the human experience. He lives in Amarillo, Texas, and is the Membership Coordinator for the Hi-Plains Poetry Society and Inspirational Writers Alive!, Amarillo Chapter.



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Poems for God

For Joy and Enlightenment


Enjoy these poems praising God and revealing our love!


From the introduction…


Years of serious thought on a variety of spiritual topics, including praise, have led me to compose this book of poems. I hope these words will not only enlarge the lives of readers everywhere, but also be a joyful expression to my Heavenly Father, thereby increasing my joy in Him.


Praise is a way of not only thanking Him for what He has given us, but a way of letting us show our love for Him.


In this new collection, I give to you, dear reader, a chance to share in my praise so that together we might praise the Maker of the universe in our creative endeavors and all aspects of our lives.


Only $5.99 at

ISBN-13: 978-1-891774-90-4 / ISBN-10: 1-891774-90-5



Making Life Work for You

 A Training Manual for a Fulfilling Life

Volume 1 in the Successful Living Series

Making Life Work for You contains entertaining and informative essays to help you unlock the keys to a successful and fulfilling life. It is a collection of essays on a variety of topics which will both entertain and instruct the reader in order to obtain a fuller appreciation of life, from the very practical to the invisible spiritual realms.

From the introduction…

“Life is not just for the accumulation of goods and services, but for a sincere and persistent investigation into the meaning of life…. We can take the opportunity to examine our lives closely while we still have life, not wait and see what happens after death…

“So I ask you, dear reader, to seriously consider the questions and answers in this book. Don’t just accept what society has told you is the correct path. Take a long look at life purpose and cause-and-effect reactions while you still have life. Don’t wait for the approach of death to force you into a situation of desperate pondering with few clear options as to how to handle the next reality.”


Only $7.99 at, 134 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-891774-25-6; ISBN-10: 1-891774-25-5


A Life to Share—Two Hundred Poems for

Living Life to the Fullest

Discover yourself within the lives of others through a variety of poetic forms.

From the author: I hope you enjoy these poems, spanning several decades of my life, but each one a unique visit into the human soul. I do not write to superficially entertain myself, yet I am entertained all the while. I search for my soul in the lives of other people and the spiritual ramifications for us all. Would you care to join me?

 Paperback is only $6.99 at

ISBN-13: 978-1-891774-81-2 / 10:1-891774-81-6




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


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 or, 143 pages

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




Rock Solid Concrete Poems

Art Poems for the Heart



For lovers of art, life, or poetry!


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.


Praise reports…


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

“‘Washington Visited’ is excellent.”


John Schmidt, the author of more than a dozen works, has created one of his most fun books, gathering poems written in the last fifteen years!


Only $7.99 at PayPal shopping cart at or, 62 pages

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




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 at PayPal shopping cart at or, 34 pages, 8x10

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



My Return to the Future, 2350

 Our Next Great Civilization Revealed 


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, where to purchase the book, excerpts, and marvelous new technologies revealed!




A wonderful book for young people!


The Lion Princess —

Journey to an Awakening


*The Lion Princess — Journey to an Awakening is a fun exploration into a girl’s learning about herself and her world. By her courage and faith in divine power Alice is able to overcome obstacles in her quest to see more of her land, which she will one day rule as queen. Available from the author for only $12.95 at Path's PayPal Shopping Cart. Originally published by Lighthouse Publishing, ISBN 978-1-935079-41-5.





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:


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



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 ten books and holds numerous degrees and credits.




Another nonfiction release about the future:

My Visit to the Kingdom of God — An In-Depth Look at a Remarkable Vision, by John Schmidt. $13.99 at Path's PayPal Shopping Cart, paperback, 128 pages. 

From the publisher’s news release…

Author, editor, and publisher, John Schmidt was astounded when this remarkable vision was given to him from Heaven. He considers this book to be one of his most inspirational works, for himself and others.

“Wow! It was one of the greatest adventures of my life: a vision that showed me life on Earth in a few hundred years!” Schmidt said. “Come with me now and let me share it with you. It will change your life, allowing you to release all sorrows concerning our present world and getting on fire about a marvelous world beyond our current imagination!”

A review from Larry F. Renetzky: “A very unique book, this is an amazing story of what the Kingdom of God is really like. This is a true story of the author’s experience of visiting the Kingdom of God. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the Kingdom of God and come back to tell others about it? Do you get excited when you are going on a trip? I do, and I am especially excited now more than ever about becoming a resident of the Kingdom of God. When you read this book, you too will be excited and will hardly be able to wait to become a resident.” ―Larry F. Renetzky, ACSW/LPC/LMFT and co-author with Dr. H. Norman Wright, of the national best-seller, Grace for Hurting People



Other Books by John Schmidt


Besides his published books and poems, John has earned master’s degrees in English and in drama, taught high school and college English, and worked as a printer. He is the editor of Path Publishing, which has released books by more than a dozen authors. An asterisk means the book is available at the Path Publishing PayPal shopping cart.


*Giving to Yourself and Letting Happiness Happen helps a person who is depressed, and possibly having thoughts of suicide, get back to happiness ASAP! $6.99.

Our Dream Language, a friendly and informative handbook that will help the reader understand what his dreams are telling him, offering convincing evidence that the language of dreams is universal as along as we parallel the study with prayer and intuition. $5.95.

*Silly Willy Will is a two-tape collection of poetry, spanning over 25 years of writing, read by John with professional piano music improvised in the background. $6.00.

*Buy all three of these children’s books for only $12.00:

*In Mr. Turtle’s Award read how Mr. Turtle wins an award from the Animal Academy Awards and gives a speech that awakens kindness in the other animals; even Mr. Wolf is led to a better appreciation of his own self-worth. $6.00.

*You and God Together, Friends Forever is a marvelous introduction to the concept of God, how we know He is love, how we know He is real. $6.00.

*Two Stories for Children — Betty Blooper Is Super! and Hands Holding Heaven encourages a child to develop a positive self-image and overcome the fear of death by the love of God. The book is bilingual, English and Spanish. $6.00. Now a Kindle eBook for only $2.99go to

*Mr. Turtle’s Award, a delightful adventure into inner and world peace, was adapted into The Year of Mr. Turtle for Reader’s Theater and received a standing ovation at its premiere. Contact  Path Publishing about royalty rates. The play version of The Year of Mr. Turtle is published by; they handle the royalty rates. 


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All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15