Do you want to have a better life? Do you want to have a closer relationship with God? Haven’t so many of us lost so much from covid-19 that we all want these things? You see the uniqueness of this true story of the first Christmas is that the apostle Paul, who’s writings are in the Bible knew the same truth that I reveal in this book. A truth that God has graced me with knowing from my over 15 years of study into the Bible. You are about to discover a truth that God placed in the Bible almost 2000 years ago and has lied dormant. A truth that is meant to be discovered only in our time because the truth’s full wisdom can only be fully understood by us in our modern time. At the same time Paul did write about the truth contained in this book but no one has ever fully understood what exactly Paul was writing about in the Bible until now!. And soon you will know this truth too as soon as you finish reading this book!
Now imagine yourself alive over 2000 years ago at the first Christmas when a the star of Bethlehem appeared in the sky marking the the year Jesus was born. Go along with me as we travel with the wise men who follow this star which leads us to Jerusalem where we continue this search for Jesus Christ. Walk with me through the Bible and the actual historical records so as to learn the truth to this over 2000 year old Christmas mystery, where I say mystery because king Herod, the one who we have always been told was the one who attempted to murder Jesus the year He was born. may not in fact be the culprit to the plot. In the end when the true mastermind is finally revealed see how knowing this emerald of truth can bring forth in your own life blessings, happiness and a closer relationship with God today, tomorrow and perhaps forever.
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A lone wolf waits outside the house the night Fawna Belle Darling is born. He knows what her mother, Isleen already understands–Fawna is the granny witch. In her home in Purgatory Bend, Wyoming, young Fawna is blessed with a mother who teaches her the ways of their world. As Fawna grows and matures, it becomes increasingly obvious that Isleen was correct–her daughter is special. When Patsy wanders into her life, she is faced with the realization that he may not be who he thinks he is, but Fawna knows. She, true to her nature, must be the one to tell him and to help him understand.
Snowdust and Boneshine: The Chronicles of Granny Witch, by Grendolyn Peach Soleil, is the first book in a series. The story centers around Fawna, who is a granny witch. Her life in the Midwest in the mid 1800’s in nothing short of fascinating. From her birth in the 1830’s to her experiences as everyone’s go-to for potions, advice, and healing, Fawna is an integral part of her community.
One of the most striking aspects of her life as a granny witch is her responsibility to ghosts, or vespers. Throughout her life, Fawna is able to see them for what they are when no one around her is able or aware. Her gentleness when addressing Patsy and her ability to help him grasp the reality of his situation is enthralling. Soleil’s writing is riveting and the entire storyline surrounding the two characters is gripping.
One of the parallel storylines caught my attention and stuck with me long after finishing the book. Pearl, desperate not just for love but also for a family approaches Fawna for help. I was truly touched by the way Fawna went about making a potion for her and giving her hope for her future. Soleil’s writing is much more than a fantasy–it’s a story of love and faith.
Snowdust and Boneshine: The Chronicles of Granny Witch is a short read, but it is packed cover to cover with an engaging storyline, well-developed characters, and touching events steeped in fantasy with a bit of romance thrown in. I look forward to many more installments and new adventures involving the granny witch and those in her small, tucked away Wyoming town. Fawna Belle Darling is a unique character and one to follow.
Pages: 125 | ASIN: B08RGG5JQ3
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Getting It, Then Getting Along: Understanding the world’s five major religions, is a thought-provoking book that explains the five major religions that are prevalent today. The author did extensive research on each of the religions, explaining different elements in each and how they came to be. The author informs without trying to make one religion appear better than the other. The author is objective in her discussions and engages the reader throughout the text with a friendly writing style, ensuring that the reader understands one concept before going to the next.
The five major religions discussed in the book are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. When reading about each of the mentioned religions, you realize that all believers are similar in one way or another. Every believer has faith in and trusts a supreme being. In her book, L. Reynolds Andiric insists on acknowledging each other’s beliefs and not being judgmental. L. Reynolds Andiric is an excellent author not just because of how she explained the subject in her book, but also for the periodic reminders about being gracious to all.
The topics are eye-opening and interesting for any reader who is curious about certain religions but has not had the chance to interact with people that believe in different faiths. The author clearly highlights the similarities between the religions while also taking note of the differences. There is beauty in diversity and the author makes this clear at the end of each chapter. You will learn a lot, not just about religion, but also how different societies live. L. Reynolds Andiric also includes her personal stories and experiences in the discussions. I enjoyed reading the personal stories as I found them to be interesting, and I felt that they made me understand better where the author came from.
Getting It, Then Getting Along will appeal to readers interest in religious philosophy. A the end of the book, the reader understands why followers of different religions function the way they do and why spirituality is important for many. This book is not just for believers. This book is for anyone who has questions about the five religions discussed in the book and faith in general. Is the God worshipped by Christians any different from that worshiped by Muslims of Indians? Can people from different religions co-exist peacefully? How should the world deal with religious extremism? These and more questions are answered in this engaging and illuminating book.
Pages: 257 | ASIN: B083T7YLJ1
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This book is about a biblical topic that is probably as controversial now as it was when Christ walked the earth.
What it has to do with is whether a woman can be called by God to any of the leadership positions in the church.
The traditional perspective that a woman is to be subservient to church authority; to her husband in the home; and the conjecture to males in the leadership positions of society has permeated culture for thousands of years.
I believe there is a worldwide audience of men and women in church, the political realm, and the home that would be interested in finding out if there is an alternative view to this biblical perception that would present a convincing case by providing both circumstantial and direct scriptural evidence that would support a women’s ordination in the church, her rightful place in the home, and her capacity to assume leadership roles that have for so long been against cultural norms.
Could an argument be made that might support such by providing both circumstantial and direct Bible scriptural evidence?
Join me in the search for the truth in this matter.
We will begin a thorough study by looking at those Jews who were called to the service of the priesthood, followed by some of the other positions of leadership such as Judges, Kings, and Prophets of the Old Testament, and ending with looking at those who were called to the leadership offices of the New Testament church, while including all that is in between.
In connection with this, we will revisit the many reasons that have been used in the past to support the conjecture that only males are called, such as Adam being created first by God; Eve being formed from his rib and being made to be his help meet; the husband designated as the head of the home; Jesus only appointing males to be his disciples and the slogan that this is the way it has always been.
You’ll find this study enlightening, thought-provoking, and with the presentation of earth-shattering direct evidence that will turn traditional views about this subject on their head.
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Leaders have one thing in common: they come from a family. Family leadership is one of the most important concepts of life because family is the source of human ingenuity. With good family leadership, we can push for greater justice and racial equality in the United States and around the world, and maintain a more just and loving humanity. Family leadership is even more essential during times of crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic when this book was written. When difficult situations threaten to weaken the strength of your family, you need a solid structural foundation of leadership. Family Leadership in Times of Crisis provides this foundation through five practical principles, relevant scriptures, counseling skills/techniques, and biblical teaching to equip you and your family with the skills to successfully navigate any crisis.
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The biggest message that Lucy Goncalves has in Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within is that there is no challenge that is too hard if you believe in God. The good Lord cannot burden you with something that you cannot handle. Lucy Goncalves gives her story as a true testimony of what God can do. Her story is not only inspiring but also comforting. There is always a good thing at the end of the storm. Believing in God means that you have cast all your troubles to Him and trusting that he will take care of them. Lucy Goncalves tells every reader that goes through this book to have faith.
Able Soul: Empowering God’s Spirit Within discusses different things in life, not just the author’s stories. The book is refreshing and enlightening for anyone who questions life and the challenges they face. Do you ever feel that you need someone to lean on 24/7? Are you allowed to give up? Is it worth it being a Christian if all you have experienced is suffering and misery? These are some of the questions that get answered when you read this book. The author does not sugar coat her text but opens your eyes to realities and talks of how you can live a fulfilling life. In her book, Lucy Goncalves makes you feel that you are not alone even as you fight temptations.
This is ultimately a motivational and inspiring story. Lucy Goncalves gets personal and talks about living with cerebral palsy. She lays bare the realities of living with this condition, how it shapes one’s thinking and why we should all be kind to each other. The author’s personal experiences were touching. Through her story, we are reminded not to give up as God walks with us throughout. Lucy Goncalves is an inspiration, not only to people with the condition she has but also to everyone who is on the verge of despair due to one thing or the other.
My favorite chapters in the book were The Value of Reliance, The Art of Wrestling, Hunger to Serve, and A Faith-Filled Adventure. At the end of the book, you will gain an in-depth understanding of life, the Holy Spirit, and God. You will understand yourself as a person and those that live with you. The author’s encouraging words will keep you going, and help you move barriers.
Pages: 90 | ASIN: B07R66TN5X
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All We Need is Love is about an ordinary woman named Michele Baker who has been chosen to hear messages from angels, ancestors, spirit guides, and sentient beings from other worlds, making her not so ordinary. The majority of the messages come from Archangel Michael describing to her how everyone on Earth – and beyond – is connected.
Michele Baker’s story is fascinating and kept me intrigued as she takes us into the depths of a fascinating experience in her life. She has created and organized the messages in an engaging narrative. The messages are unique, passionate and all reveal a path towards personal growth. The way that Michele interacts with Archangel Michael seem almost poetic and I appreciated the candid nature in which she relays her experiences.
All We Need is Love is recommended to anyone seeking spiritual guidance or anyone that is looking to grow spiritually. Michele D. Bakers short but powerful book will give you a better understanding of spiritual life and provides a great opportunity to start your personal growth journey.
Pages: 142 | ASIN: B07Y9D9B9B
Get a Hold of Yourself by Xolani Kacela is an exploration into the development of one’s personal faith as a strong foundation for personal actualization and for interacting with others. The author speaks from a Unitarian Universalist perspective, but highlights that the focus is not necessarily on a specific religion but on the acknowledgement of the validity of faith practices. In summary, everyone needs a basis of faith and whether that turns out to be Christian principles or another religion, the author suggests that the individual should make this search a priority.
He explores what it means to have sustaining faith, exemplary faith, and the importance of spiritual practices on one’s faith journey. One of the main themes is that of independence and coming to an individual place of strength and spiritual identity. That is what it means to truly get a hold of one’s self. The author explores different ways to come to this level of realization and identity including prayer, journaling and having a support community. He uses examples of faith leaders in his own life and his own experiences to illustrate the principles suggested. He notes that the spiritual journey is not necessarily a linear one but can include what he calls ‘faith detours’. These detours are usually not a departure from a main faith identity but are usually further explorations of other faith concepts.
The author makes the content general enough for many persons from different backgrounds to be able to relate. He does so by emphasizing the results of having strong faith such as being able to withstand the struggles of life and being less influenced by outside forces. It comes with great conviction and without anxiety. It comes with developing an anti-fragile mentality. It is not a manual for eliminating the struggles of life but a handbook for attempting to handle each situation as they arise and bouncing back stronger than before being challenged. The reader can use the suggestions in each chapter as a starting point for developing their faith on their own time and initiative. Get a Hold of Yourself is an inspirational and thought-provoking book that explores faith with a unique perspective.
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