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.
Maya: Lifting the Veil by Amar B. Singh is a though-provoking piece of literature that is written in verse. The book contemplates the human experience, life and our desire to understand how and why life works. It philosophizes on the immense task of knowing God and what his intentions might be. With this idea, the story follows Krishna and Arjuna who meet on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. They are two spirited and valiant warriors, but stand helpless against nature and set out to search for fundamental answers from the Creator.
The most exceptional aspect about this book is how it utilizes enthralling poetic verse to relay a captivating story. It’s a gripping piece of epic poetry that creatively uses philosophy to explore questions we all have and answers we may never have. The story is told through a conversation that Arjun is having, which reminds me of how ancient Roman philosophers would often write their own philosophical books.
Arjun’s family meets a disastrous fate along their journey home. Arjun is distraught and in this moment we get to empathize with him. He questions God, his pain, and the meaning of life. The emotion is palpable and is amplified by the stirring poetic verses that Amar B. Singh expertly uses. Krishna is able to explain the cycle of life and goes on to wax philosophical about life, the human condition, and the world.
I enjoyed the peppering of eastern philosophy found throughout Maya: Lifting the Veil. You can think of this as a long form poem that artfully portrays one mans suffering through the lens of thoughtful reflection. This is a spiritual journey I think many readers will enjoy.
Pages: 77 | ASIN: B087C56K4B
Emmarssom is a descendant of a highly knowledgeable African tribe that prided itself in the way it approached and understood life. His adventure as a kid leads him to a mysterious box that changes his life. Following the discovery of this box, Emmar begins to host a strange man who shares astute words of wisdom with him in his dreams. With this man’s teachings and the lessons from the stories about his ancestors, Emmar emerges as a young man with deep insights about life. This attracts people to him as he shares his knowledge with them and also learns from them. In Emmar’s world, wisdom isn’t as hard to find as it is in ours.
Book of Chaos by Yin Dolmah is a fictional tale set in contemporary times. The author assumes the posture of a sage who dispenses insightful takes on various life issues through the characters and events in the book. Usually, topics on values and philosophical life views can sometimes be boring and elitist, but by embedding these thoughts in a vibrant story, the author makes them intriguing and relatable.
With his decent narration skills, the author uses symbolism and peculiar but meaningful analogies to give fascinating meanings to concepts like strength, influence and leadership. Dolmah also plunges into the business world and looks at the dynamics of big and small corporations and why the top dogs tend to lose sight of their values after becoming great. I find the author’s views concerning the failure of top businesses interesting. They reflect the type of deep reflection and pinpoint questioning that’s rampant among philosophers.
Dolmah calls this piece “Book of Chaos.” Chaos there appears to be a metaphor for life as the book delves into many other aspects of human existence apart from the concepts mentioned above. As the main character Emmar tells the story of his ancestry, the author calls our attention to the individual and communal hypocrisy that exists within our communities. To explain this phenomenon, Dolmah sets the lens on African societies where the mentality of eternal victimhood is prevalent. According to Dolmah, these people blame the foreigners for stealing from them when their leaders were in fact, stark looters and plunderers. They accuse other races of treating them like lesser humans when they also treated people within their communities who shared different religious persuasions, origins or sexual orientation as “outcasts.”
The Book of Chaos is a mentally stimulating piece that had me questioning several views I held and helped me see critical matters from a fresh perspective. I also liked how the author kept the language simple, direct and crisp. So if you’re looking for a philosophical book that addresses several of life’s issues in story form, grab yourself a copy of Book of Chaos.
Life Cycles proposes a groundbreaking new theory that states that we live our lives in symbolically repeatable twelve year cycles. How did you develop and refine this theory?
I originally discovered the strange correlation between important career events and the age of 36 by accident. As CEO of my Outplacement company I decided to do an ad-hoc validity study of the theory of career stages pioneered by Daniel Levinson (The Seasons of a Man’s Life ) and I was surprised that I found something quite unexpected.
Later this was extended to the ages of 24 (for early career achievements) and 48 (for later events) and it gave birth to the ‘life in 12 year symbolic cycles’ theory. I have derived everything from detailed biographical evidence and nothing else. I have no connections with the occult in any form and I am critical of their work.
Because events at 24/36/48 appeared to be like a personal revolution in many people’s lives I gave them all the name the “Year of Revolution”. I now have over 50 totally new terms and icons, but they are all based on the same easy-to-understand language. My theory is for everyone to use in their own lives.
The strength of my work is centred in a number of detailed Validation Studies that feature pre-determined, objective lists, so as to include cases that do not match up. I am aiming to show a much greater than chance distribution of what I term my “Significant Years” and key biographical markers.
My results are so astounding, as to be currently unanswered by any skeptical or rational rebuttal, in spite of me doing a test for a leading skeptical organisation. The theory became refined as I made a closer study of not just the years in question, but an exact sequence of stages within it. Later it got extended to the whole gamut of relationships, which was derived by combining individual profiles, using a concept I call “Confluence”.
I have now written four books and several hundred case studies, which are often published as blog and related articles. Yet the full extent of the evidence still amazes me and I often say to myself, “Why should this (almost ridiculously simple) ‘one-size-fits-all’ formula work, and why in the heck, am I the only one to see it and pioneer it?”
What do you find is a common misconception people have about your Life Cycle theory?
I find that some commentators, who have listed my writing on their blogs, have wrongly assumed I am referencing the 12 year cycle of Eastern astrology, or some type of numerology or other occult things. They also imagine that it is backed up by some natural cycle (like the orbit of the moon or wave vibrations and such forth). They don’t understand that it is purely driven by biographical evidence.
Others think that because I talk about an important career and/or life-defining event in mid-life; that it is only to be expected at some time in your ‘middle-life passage’ (eg. in your 30’s or early 40’s). They don’t see the mystery of the correlation with just one year (which is the birthday to birthday year, not the calendar year). Even when I show some people their own results they still don’t seem to understand or give it any credence.
A lot of research went into this book. Was there anything that surprised you about this idea while you were researching?
Yes, I always maintain that when I commence writing I’m not sure myself how the direction will go, in spite of extensive planning. For instance, most of the coincidence material and my own case examples I had well beforehand. However, the idea of analysing the lives of all the prominent skeptics and statisticians I had mentioned in the text, happened spontaneously as I was writing.
I couldn’t believe my eyes as one after the other showed what I call the “age 36 phenomenon”. Everyone from Dawkins to James Randi to Michael Shermer (founder of the worldwide Skeptics organisation) etc.
What is the next book that you plan to write and when is it available?
I have two separate projects coming up and I’m not sure which I’ll do first. There’s Life Cycles – The Dark Side, which will explore the lives of a small group of criminals, demagogues and the like. There will be a twist in this however. My early career began as a psychologist in a maximum security prison and I have a bunch of ‘stories from the inside’ that can only be told first-hand (eg. like the day I witnessed close up the breakout by the State’s most wanted man). I think most readers will enjoy this and I will blend a chapter of each side in turn.
The other project is what I think of as potentially my masterwork. It will explore what I consider may be behind my results. I have a number of cutting-edge concepts to introduce and show how my early life experiences relate to all of this. It builds on the Epilogue section of the current book and solves the riddle of the hieroglyphs.
There will be at least a two year gestation period for either project to appear.
Life Cycles is a ground-breaking new theory on what life is all about. It is both controversial and evidence-based and states that we live our lives in symbolically repeatable twelve year cycles. There are two important years and this is where we see fate take a hand in unusual ways.
Designed to entertain and inform; details from the public recoed are used to dissect the l;ives of world leaders, showbiz personalities, criminals and ordinary citizens. You will learn about your symbolic life purpose and be introduced to a whole range of new terms and icons.
You won’t read anything quite as original and intruiging and you will never look at your life the same way again.
Neil Killion believes in the philosophy of a 12-year life cycle. It is the idea that big life events happen every 12 years with a sort of preliminary event 7 years into that cycle. He has examined this theory in the context of several human elements like relationships. This book examines life cycles with regard to coincidences and is the fourth book in the life cycle series. The author uses events in his own life as well as the lives of celebrities; he tells the story of how the Beatles were first signed by George Martin and the story of Star Trek among many others. This gives readers a chance to verify the facts for themselves as these are well-documented stories.
One thing that stood out to me in Life Cycles is how coincidence happen to coincidence-sensitive people and that these things are subjective. This idea adeptly stated by the author, grabbed my attention. What one person sees as coincidence, someone else may see as a logical progression. This book highlights the profusion of incidences of coincidence throughout history to convince the reader of the theory of life cycles. He uses a range of disciplines to challenge the popular viewpoints on life cycles and coincidences and bring about a new dimension from which to view life events and coincidences.
There was obvious evidence of extensive research throughout the book. Neil Killion has researched the subject and provides an abundance of evidence that, I think at least, will beg you to question and ponder the possibility. One thing is for sure, you will find yourself examining your own life for coincidences and trying to see if the life cycle methodology applies to you. I also found it intriguing how the author mentions coincidence-sensitive people. This book has a way of asking you to be one of those.
Neil Killion offers fresh insight into the subject along with an interesting new viewpoint and dimension of the methodology of life cycles and coincidences. I found his writing to be engaging and left me with little choice but to participate in the challenge that hides between the lines. The language is actually simpler than I would have expected for such a complex subject. The author has not written this book for academics. He has written this book for regular people. It seems to have a quality that pulls the reader’s interest and absorbs them in the subject matter. I was engrossed with this book within the first five pages.
Life Cycles is thought-provoking and makes you question things that you may have assumed were normal before. Life Cycle – Coincidences is recommended for anyone who might be curious about life, achievements, failures, pain, joy and everything in between.
Pages: 230 | ASIN: B004I6DOVE