Let’s Go Walking in the Storm: A Collection of Poetry and Reflections for Soul and Spirit, by Gloria D. Gonsalves contains over one hundred poems, including more than a dozen reflections on various topics. This anthology of poetry is comprised of poems about tolerance and inclusion, appreciating life, holding on to dreams, overcoming obstacles, protecting the earth, preserving nature, the COVID-19 pandemic, and death. The quantity of poems in this book ensures that each reader can find ones that speak to them personally.
I liked the poems with uplifting messages, that made me feel like we don’t have to be the perfect image that society depicts, and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other people or what others expect us to be. I think it’s important for people to realize that they don’t have to be like everyone else, that we should embrace our own individual uniqueness.
The structures of the poems varied, which helped to make them feel distinct even though similar themes were used in multiple poems. For example, one of the poems was structured so that the first letter of each line spelled out a word that was the theme of the poem, some poems had very short verses of only two or three words, while other poems were broken up in to sections, and one poem was written in Swahili. Some of my favorite poems were the ones about nature. Like the author, I’ve always found joy in being outdoors. It was interesting to read the author’s notes at the end of some of the poems and reflections, which gave insight into the inspiration for writing them, or additional information about certain aspects of the prose. I enjoyed reading the reflections that asked questions of the reader to encourage thinking about and rethinking our own perceptions and considering how the concepts could be applied to our own lives.
Pages: 160 | ASIN: B08NVGY6NV
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Decoding the Holy Grail introduces the “Potential Molecule” and presents a unified “Theory of Everything” that highlights the connections between science, philosophy, civilization and religion. How did this idea begin and change as you developed it?
My search for the truth started it all—the real truth, not mine. After several mystical events occurred in my life, I directed myself to ancient sites and sacred scriptures…there was a math, geometry that was evident to me. Eventually a geneticist contacted me and told me the science I was uncovering was related to his work in biological cellular development. We determined the scriptures, including factors such as the Holy Grail, held this unknown secret knowledge of creation…over the years I came to see that this process was directly connected to thinking and behavioral patterns, and that the geometry of this process defined a cell itself: one that was not yet visible to science but has all the potential of reality within it—hence, the Potential Molecule.
I felt like there is a great deal to be gained by reading your book. What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
My hope is that people will understand that the power of Potential exists in their daily reality, and that they adapt the Philosophy of Potential as a central focus of their daily lives.
Why was this an important book for you to write?
The importance of the book was first to uncover the hidden meaning behind the Holy Grail and other mysteries. Additionally, I wanted to prove and display that the human psyche has so much greater power and control than people ordinarily believe, that there is a much deeper meaning to life.
Do you plan to write more books on this same subject? Or do you have other topics you would like to write about?
I have follow up plans for the book…actual examples and scientific studies of the Potential Molecule at work in people’s lives. I am also developing a computer model which dictates where, when and how space portals function.
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Decoding the Holy Grail is the book that you need to read to understand life, its simplicities, complexities, and everything in between. Author Robert J. Flower PhD talks about the Theory of Everything and what consists of life. The book is filled with complex jargon, but the author modestly explains every term that may be unfamiliar to all readers. Reading this book will make you interested in science, nature, life religion, philosophy, mysticism, and spirituality among other subjects.
Robert J. Flower PhD is asks engaging questions in between the narration and answers them to the perfect understanding of the reader. I like that the author does not seem biased when talking about any topic. He writes freely and objectively. His content is neutral and does not force the reader to believe in whichever theory he is writing about. Apart from the neutrality displayed in the book, the author also writes from an informed point of view. Everything he writes about is backed by statistics and life’s experiences. The author’s way of explaining new concepts was another favorite feature in the book. The author introduces the reader to a familiar topic or idea and gradually goes deep as he explains intricate concepts.
One of my favorite discussions in the book was about the dogma of potentialism. The author demonstrates how crucial potential is in the universe and the correlation between natural intelligence and individual potential. The author defines potential as the possibility of realities. He goes further and expounds on the topic, giving examples of how potential should work and how elusive it can be to individuals despite it being everywhere. Another favorite topic was about connecting nature to potential. In this section, the author aptly discusses crystals as basic structures of potential and versatile conveyers of energy. One of the best illustrations and explanations in this book was under this chapter where the author explained the molecular structure of quartz.
The content is enlightening, and the author has thought-provoking answers to all questions be it religion, nature, science, or molecular energy. Decoding the Holy Grail is easy to read and understand. Anyone who wants to deeply understand life and all its elements should read this book.
Pages: 290 | ASIN: B08M4B49W2
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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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Adam Declerck’s Armageddon and Beyond provides reader with a profound exploration of spirituality, the secular world, and science. The book may read as a religious text at first, but soon one gets to realize that the idea behind this piece of literature is to get readers to think about the ordinary things they see in life, how they affect them, and the role of religion and science. This book will make you believe that religion and science can co-exist. The existence of God as a super being does not mean that the work men and women in science do should be disregarded. God created everyone including those that worship him and those that are unsure of his existence.
Some of the chapters in the book are deeply thought-provoking, especially for readers who are not familiar with topics that touch on end times. When talking about life and what happens after, Adam Declerck makes the reader understand why human beings should prepare themselves and make the most out of life, as it is short. The author makes one ponder about deep things in life and possible events that may destroy the world. Adam’s Declerck writing is nothing short of excellent. The explanation in every topic is reasonable and easily comprehensible. I appreciate the author for trying to create real scenarios despite this being a science fiction book.
Reading about the battle involving God, the devil, and everyone else was interesting. The author puts in perspective how the conflict would happen, why people are compelled to choose sides, and the role of humans in everything that happens. Are heaven and hell real? This is a question both believers and non-believers often ask. It is almost impossible to imagine a place where one will burn in eternal fire especially if one is not a believer. Armageddon and Beyond will help you answer this and other unsettling questions. The discussion about the Anti-Christ was another interesting topic. Reading about the existence of elements that oppose God and his ways sheds light on how humans can complicate simple things like the love and grace of God.
Armageddon and Beyond is a fascinating book. In between the beautiful narration, events created and the debates the author talks about, the reader gains knowledge on an array of topics. Some concepts in the book appear to be supernatural or even gory but the author makes everything clear. The text in the book is eye-opening and the lessons powerful. The book is lengthy at 895 pages. While I appreciated the smooth flow of the book, and how well it was organized, I do wish the text was a bit more condensed or broken up. As it is, it’s like sitting for a feast rather than a meal. Interesting discussions like evolution, the apocalypse, and the changes the earth experiences were the most intriguing for me. Armageddon and Beyond is a gripping science fiction novel that will challenge and entertain you.
Pages: 895 | ASIN: B074CSFYHW
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Holy Grams looks at the Bible through anagrams from Creation to modern times. Why was this an important book for you to write?
While the opinions of humans are subjective to speculation, debate, and cultural bias, anagram software is impartial; generating results based on algorithmic precision. Upon realizing that even Artificial Intelligence validates Biblical history and futuristic prophecies, it was imperative that I share this witness.
How did you come up with the idea to explore the bible with anagrams?
Anagramming uses the letters in a word to form another word, or letters in a phrase to form a different phrase. The fascinating beauty of anagrams becomes apparent when the resulting word or phrase has a high relevancy to the original word or phrase. Simple anagrams such as silent (listen), heads or tails (I herald a toss), French cuisine (nicer chef in us) that are on point – suggested that phrases formed from Biblical events would likewise yield targeted results. I was pleasantly surprised to see anagrams also accurately confirmed both the Old and New Testament record.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
Confidence in the Holy Bible as the unerring Word of God.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
A sequel to Holy Grams is in the works. Watch for Dire Grams: The Dystopian Future Foreseen with a projected release in Spring 2021.
Holy Grams: Past, Present, Future Through Anagrams’ gives readers a new experience of the bible. The author divides the book into three parts that focus on the past, the future, and the present. The arrangement of the parts in the book make reading Trenet Worlds book relaxing and easy. The text in the book is biblical and does not go outside of the stories in the bible. Going through every topic in the book gives one a different perspective of the bible and spirituality. In between the text are lessons for Christians too. Trenet Worlds blends biblical stories and links them with experiences believers go through. This element in the book is eye-opening and helps people on their journey of reflection.
I applaud the author for starting with the story of the creation and fall of man. This story is important for every Christian as it shows them how they came into being. Starting the book with this story gives the reader a chance to go back and reflect on their lives and check if they are living life as instructed by God. Holy Grams: Past, Present, Future Through Anagrams is generally about understanding the bible through anagrams. The author recounts the Genesis story, highlighting crucial parts that will have Christians thinking deeply and asking questions. Trenet Worlds answers pertinent questions that sometimes seem ambiguous.
Just like the first part of the book, parts two and three are also enlightening. The selection of stories is marvelous and the breaking down of the stories even better. I got the impression of reading the lite version of the bible when reading Holy Grams: Past, Present, Future Through Anagrams. The reader is also informed on the lives of followers of Christ who try to seek the kingdom of God as they navigate through this secular world. Part two of the book has some of my favorite topics as the author was real with her words and open with the discussions. Some of my favorite topics include apostasy and spiritual delusion, persecution of the saints, and merger of the church and state.
Holy Grams: Past, Present, Future Through Anagrams is relatable to many Christians who are trying to live a righteous life but are obstructed by wordy obstacles. It is also a great book for those that love literature. The inclusion of different bible stories spices up the reading. The author covers the beginning of life to the end and everything in between. Readers learn that there can never be a present without a past. And that the future is as important as the present.
Pages: 321 | ASIN: B07V4MTCWD
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Book of Chaos follows Emmar who begins to see a strange man in his dreams who shares astute words of wisdom with him. What was your inspiration for this novel?
My inspiration was based on observing humanity as well as business from so many different angles over many years. I have lived in 3 continents of the world and I have immersed myself in so many different cultures over the course of 4 decades. Over the years, I have witnessed many people tell themselves stories regarding the state of their existence based on a particular perspective, and accepting that perspective as the absolute truth even if it does not serve the long term interest of those who espouse it. I also spent 2 decades in corporate america where i witnessed the evolution of a company from a caring, employee-centered organization, to one that only cared about staying away from legal trouble. My unique and varied experience of humanity as well as business, ultimately led me to write this book with the hope of challenging conventional views and encourage people to be more comfortable exploring alternative angles concerning our common human situation.
Emmarssom is an interesting character that I enjoyed reading about. What were some driving ideals behind his character development?
The character development was based on real life experiences.
Through the story many observations of society and people are shared. What were some themes you wanted to explore in this book?
The main themes I wanted to explore in the book were: Business strategy, strength, love, equality, truth, addiction, trust, safety and order, motivation, the beginning of the universe.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
My next book is expected to be ready within the next 12 months. I am still deciding on the title.