Monday, October 10, 2011

J.J. Thor's Butterfly on the Moon

A Butterfly on the Moon: Faith is Your Power by L.L. Thor takes readers on a sentimental journey, illuminating all aspects of the human experience through her poetry.  Whether you are a fan of poetry or a Christian, A Butterfly on the Moon offers poems and messages that will resonate with readers, touching on universal themes that will captivate hearts and minds.

Thor’s poetry began as a “self-help solution” to “a multitude of personal problems;” she was encouraged to write and to share her story as she received feedback from others.  Her collection offers powerful messages on forgiveness, the Lord’s forgiving nature, hatred, faith, and the protection of God, among other stirring themes.  The words of the poetry are as moving as the themes themselves, beautifully composed to share her message.  Her messages of faith are particularly moving; “I believe that He lives in me,/ And I through Him/ The light in my eyes is bright now;/ No longer yearning or dim.”  Thor’s poems offer valuable lessons to carry with us through life, urging us to remember that “God does not give up” and to be “empowered by the word of God” when we are thinking of giving up, reminding us that no matter how comforting a sentimental journey may be, it can also be blinding; “Sentimental Journeys sometimes can be/ hazardous to our health,/ God has blessed us; and a Sentimental Journey can blind us, and keep us from/ seeing the true value of our wealth.”

Ultimately, Thor reminds readers that God gives us strength through our journeys, that “God is Love; God is Strength; God is Hope, Grace, and Mercy.”  This evocative collection is certain to become a treasured part of every reader’s library for the inspiration that can be drawn from both the words and their beauty. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ben Zehabe's The Meaning of Hebrew Letters

Hebrew is called “the holy language,” given to man as a gift from God. The Jonah Project’s The Meaning of Hebrew Letters, written by Michael Ben Zehabe, the author of A Commentary on Jonah and Semitic Tales: Accidental Hebrew for Christians, illuminates the meaning and lessons of each of the 22 letters that comprise the Hebrew alphabet.

Zehabe reminds readers of the majesty of Hebrew, “the method that God chose for mankind to speak to Him, and Him to them,” the language of Adam and the passengers on the ark.” Learning Hebrew is an important facet of one’s spiritual journey and Zehabe is the ultimate guide, walking readers through the entire alphabet and explicating the “hidden personality” of each letter, its rich history, its special meaning, and its numeric meaning. Each letter that comprises the Hebrew alphabet has a complex meaning; for example, the letter “bet” means “in” when used as a prefix and many of the words that begin with “bet” convey an “inside/outside” concept within their definitions like “bawkak,” which means to pour out or empty and “botsraw,” which means a sheep enclosure.

The Meaning of Hebrew Letters has a multi-level instruction style similar to that of the Bible, accommodating both the very young and the very educated reader simultaneously; some information is appropriate for young readers and other information is better left for reading as an adult. Zehabe urges each reader to read this book at his/her own level, “relax,” and “think of this book as a banquet from which you are free to choose (or not choose) whatever pleases your taste. Whether you are new to the study of Hebrew, looking to enhance your understanding of Hebrew, or trying to teach Hebrew to your children, The Meaning of Hebrew Letters is an important part of any Hebrew student’s library.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science by Edgar D. Mitchell

Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science by Edgar D. Mitchell was first published in 1974, a highly lauded and publicized release that made a lasting impact.  This all-inclusive source, comprised of 722 pages has been released by Cosimo Books under the title Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science, Understanding the Nature and Power of Consciousness, proving its timelessness and bringing an updated edition to modern readers.

Mitchell is the true authority on the topic, making an unforgettable contribution to understanding the universe and unfolding many puzzles, garnering him honorary doctorates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Akron and the New Mexico State University.   Edgar D. Mitchell is also credited with spending around nine hours observing the lunar surface as the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14, which helped him to understand and shed new light on human consciousness and psychic phenomena.

Psychic Exploration covers a broad spectrum of topics, including scientific research that sheds light on the meaning of the universe, life’s purpose for humanity, the human role to save or destroy the universe, supernatural research, and touches on issues that had been previously considered too controversial. The book also discusses other questions which always make readers scratch their heads such as hauntings, telepathy and the history of parapsychology.  This complete source includes an extensive glossary to help readers who are engrossed in the meaning of the universe to understand each chapter technically and guides them through the massive work.

The book is regarded a great asset and milestone collection of hidden answers with thirty chapters addressing various areas of psychic exploration through a logical approach.  If you are curious and excited to know more about the history of parapsychology then you will find this book a great explanation to your questions, a resource that will inevitably become the most treasured and often referenced work in your library.

Friday, September 2, 2011

30 Things He Told Me But Can't Tell You Because You Won't Listen by Mischa P. Green

30 Things He Told Me But Can’t Tell You Because You Won’t Listen by Mischa P. Green offers words of wisdom for women looking to strengthen their relationships by strengthening their listening and communication skills.  Green has compiled 4 ½ years of conversations with married couples, wives, husbands, divorc√©s, divorc√©es, single men, women looking to get married, couples who have been divorced and remarried, as well as her own insights on marriage, gained from years of reflecting on her marriage and what she would have done differently.

As the title suggest, 30 Things He Told Me offers 30 different conversation topics from the perspective of a man, giving women valuable insight into their often uncommunicative partner’s thoughts, based on direct quotes from real husbands, followed by commentary and “what might be helpful” in the situation.  The topics are as varied as they are common, highlighting various breakdowns in communication and things that husbands often fail to tell their wives.  Among the conversation topics covered are: lack of physical intimacy, needing to be needed, needing to be treated according to their treatment of you and not the treatment that you received in past relationships, failure to take constructive criticism well, and failure to understand motivations for letting you know that there are people in your life with hidden agendas.

30 Things He Told Me is written in an approachable, conversational tone, written for real people based on the stories, thoughts, and insights of real people, a true departure from the traditional self-help book; men are people, not “rubber bands,” and they have a lot to say about your marriage if you open up your heart and listen.   Many women have trouble getting inside the hearts and minds of their men, whether they are failing to listen or their husbands are failing to communicate; Green provides the ultimate guide to understanding what they are thinking and feeling.  

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Wright Forbucks's Even Steven: Book One

Wright Forbucks, a self-proclaimed “ex-inventor now writing for bucks,” scribes the tale of two widowers who have tragically lost their spouses to tragic fates.  Forbucks’s writing style is incredibly entertaining, combining a suspenseful story with a hilarious cast of characters that are certain to delight readers, keeping them laughing out loud through his depictions of his protagonist’s bossy GPS system, Linda, and Mrs. Honey Bittensworth. 

When Steven Zangst’s wife suffers from a stroke and dies, Steven has trouble coping with the tragedy and retreats to the small New England town of Apple.  Conflict is no stranger for Steven and he soon finds it in Apple with his son’s first grade teacher, Mrs. Honey Bittensworth, who he immediately buts heads with; Mrs. Bittensworth begins to question Steven’s parenting skills after his son, Ronnie, breaks the “no candy” policy and eventually makes a call to Social Services, inspired by Law & Order: SVU.

Honey takes this stand, regardless of what has happened to the Zangst family, because has a true disdain for the opposite sex. It seems this dislike is especially fuelled by men being from Silicon Valley, like Steven, because these men remind her of her ex-husband, computer software designer Richard “Ditty” Bittensworth, and she considers them to be nerds. The city of Apple is shocked by only its second murder in its history when Andy McCormack is found shot in the head; McCormack’s beautiful widow, Hope, becomes friends with Steven and he enlists her help in getting his son back from Social Services.

Forbucks has gone the distance in creating some very quirky and unique characters ever assembled in a novel. Even Steven: Book One introduces readers to: Steven Zangst, an insanely rich man who more than gets even with those who get in his way in business; Mrs. Honey Bittensworth, a man-hating and manipulative elementary school teacher; Scary Mary Morgan, a foul-mouthed, cold-blooded killer; and many more, an eclectic cast that will be reprised in the second instalment of the Even Steven series.  Wright Forbucks has taken the mystery genre to a new level with his satirical approach to murder and mystery, creating a bizarre cast of characters that is certain to catch the attention of his readers and keep them laughing and intrigued throughout.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Toby Heale's Rebellion for Democracy

Toby Heale's The Rebellion for Democracy is the truly riveting account of one man's struggle to procure democracy for his nation, a pursuit that rapidly changes from one of youthful idealism to a suspenseful and dangerous minefield in which tensions are high. It is one part thriller and one part political critique, combining into one completely compelling whole. Jack Palmer is part of a group called "The Reform Group," who attempt to free the British people from the crippling burden of overbearing taxation and draconian laws, believing that the people have become slaves in their own nation.

The group achieves modest success at first, establishing an independent territory in the south of London that creates the media frenzy that they had anticipated, a glimmer of success that is quickly extinguished. Free society and free thinking must battle not only against the establishment and the intricate network in place to establish it, but also openly violent forces. From there, Jack Palmer is thrust into a world of life-threatening danger taking readers with him, as his non-violent call for reform is contaminated by the corrupt influence of a brutal government-mandated security service and a traitor with no moral bounds or conscience. There is a monster in the midst of "The Reform Group," wreaking havoc on the organization and keeping readers anxiously reading as the story unfolds, revealing abductions, misalliances, and more danger than they could have imagined.

Heale's story combines a spellbinding plot with timely themes that are relevant to our society and the tensions of the international and domestic political climates, making The Rebellion for Democracy a must-read. Toby Heale's unforgettable story makes him the voice of generation, as well as quickly establishing him as a reader favorite, appealing to readers from many genres with his tale that is as thought-provoking as it is enetertaining.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Luke Loaghan's Worlds Apart

Luke Loaghan’s Worlds Apart is a modern day version of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, putting a unique twist on the classic story, using a 1980s high school in New York City as a backdrop.  Readers will quickly be swept away by Loaghan’s story of heartache, true love, regret, indecision, guilt, and death, transfixed as the story unfolds on the page before them.  This modern day interpretation of Orpheus and Eurydice will win over readers, inevitably becoming a classic itself.

David, the sports editor of his high school newspaper, is a high school student who does not feel as though he fits in among his peers at the upper echelon high school, Stanton.  While most high school students have their fair share of problems, David has an undue burden, having to contend with the ever present problems of gangs, guns, drugs, an abnormally high death rate at his high school, and the guilt he carries from being his mother’s caretaker at the time of her death. Things take a turn for the better when David falls in love with Delancey, despite their difference in upbringings. In a twist of events, their relationship hits a snag when Delancey is taken from David and he must take on Death himself in order to get her back, steadfast in his devotion.

Whether you are a lover of Greek mythology or just enjoy a great story, Worlds Apart is a must-read.  Loaghan’s use of classic mythology and evocative themes interwoven into a compelling story line places this story above other modern-day novels, making it a true literary work and positing Loaghan as one of the great writers of our generation, leaving readers anxious for the next release from this compelling new author; if Worlds Apart is any indication of what readers can expect in the future, Loaghan will undoubtedly become a favorite among readers everywhere.