Friday, August 31, 2018

Book Blast: Hope by Rima Jbara - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Hope
Author: Rima Jbara
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Poetry
Format: Ebook

Hope is about a woman who lives in a drowned world and is going through a silent ruin, and finds comfort in believing that her own self exists as another being, and confides her inner most secrets to her. It all started with a dream, advancing to a nightmare that then became a reality. Hope plays a lonely game in silence until her dreams turn to dust. She lives her life through an illusion that ends with capturing her own light, making that moment an unforgettable day. This novel reveals in detail how a woman suffers from depression, and how it rules and guides her life through her journey in finding solace.

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Rima Jbara spent most of her childhood writing short stories overflowing with fantasy, and by the time she was 14, her first novel was released. Through her writing, she has given her readers a rare glimpse into her obscure world. The author released her evocative novel ‘Hope’ after five years of hiatus and obsession, and says, “I took time to experiment.” It contained gloomy and bitter self-conscious thoughts and dialogues that cemented Rima as a writer that has gone very deep to discover the inner most emotions in women and the ability to penetrate their souls. She wrote her bleak novels-on paper in shadowy rooms which only emphasizes the extreme infatuation of her art. An unconventional author, without an end declares her own death will comply while writing. Deeply troubled characters were created by Rima, and the complexity in these characters arises from her. The author’s life was tailor-made for her writing and sustains its passion in the pages; but she is best, when writing about herself. Visit the author online at www.rima-jbara.com  

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Book Feature: The Failed Experiment by Mart Grams





Title: The Failed Experiment
Author: Mart Grams
Publisher: XLibrisUS
Genre: Social Science/Ethnic Studies
Format: Ebook


When the American government was founded, the Founders and Framers assumed a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” That government is dying. It is under the authority of not “we, the people” but rather a small elite that is trying to snuff out the great experiment of man ruling himself, the common man, the man that within the right system of government can attain his purpose to achieve happiness. Were the Framers wrong? Were the ideas of Alexander Hamilton right? Is man incapable of self-rule? Does he need to be taken care of, watched, manipulated? No! It is not a failed experiment! It is time to retake that government.


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Married, two sons, had to endure sons to get granddaughters, 30 years of teaching in northern Wisconsin. Written three previous books: The Great Experiment, Economics for the Remnant, Words My Grandfather Gave Me, a fanatic of the American Dream, lives in small town with his wife Linda and their two cats, Miss Bailey and Stumpy.



Book Blast: Revelations of Truth for Humanity by Mary Walton-Moore - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Revelations of Truth for Humanity
Author: Mary Walton-Moore
Publisher: XLibris
Genre: Religion
Format: Ebook

The book was birthed in 2002, after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but the Holy Spirit would not allow it to be published until this season of timing. It contains revelations and visions given by the Spirit of Truth relative to the existence of Humankind. The book explains “how” and “why” God allowed the 2001 terrorist attack to be successful; and, how the terrorist were able to slip through the nations safety net undetected. It explains how America fell from her seat of authority in the World and what she must do to regain her position. It explains what racism is and how it can be overcome. The book teaches how to overcome depression and oppression by balancing the mind. It explains how the Spirits of Deception are used by President Donald Trump to seduce the minds of his followers and how to break those powers. It explains the satanic weapons of warfare used by Satan and his minions to destroy The People of God and how to counter those attacks. The book explains in great detail what “Fear” does to both the mind and the imagination. The Spirit of Truth promised that the readers in need of healing in the mind and the soul and the spirit would be healed as they read the words contained in the book. The Almighty God is the author of this book and I am His mouthpeace.

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She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, active duty, and the Army Reserve. She was a Honorary Member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives in 1991 as a pastoral Advisor. She was ordained as a minister in 1986. She was a pastor for six years. She has an International Healing and Deliverance ministry. She has ministered to all nationalities and ethnic groups. She had a Television and Radio ministry for many years. She served on the Board of County Commissioners for Charles County, Maryland several years. She was involved in a car accident and had a deathbed experience in 1978 that changed her life. Immediately after the experience, the eyes of her understanding were enlightened to the Truth about the Soul, the Mind and the Spirit of Humankind. During the deathbed experience she went through a tunnel, and a hand reached inside the tunnel and touched her forehead and a voice spoke saying: It is not your time, I am sending you back to minister healing and deliverance to My people. When her spirit returned to her body she had become paralyzed, unable to move anything except her head. The doctors told her family that she would never walk again. Reservations were made for her to go to live at a nursing facility. She refused to go because God had given her a vision of her walking again. She had to learn how to walk all over again and is walking and ministering healing and deliverance to the People of God.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Book Blast: Muddy Minutes by Rima Jbara - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Muddy Minutes
Author: Rima Jbara
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit
Format: Ebook


“Sand rasped incidents in my life, causing an abrasive outcome. Down came the rain, smothering me with mud and splattering me with my tears, creating a pool of sorrow that I swam in. An intervening energy took over me. I felt weightless as it pushed me through murky incidents. As sand and rain danced as one, it tormented me, leaving smearing mud on my days. Devastation overcame me with a magnitude that quivered my being. As I soaked in this salt water, my life remained damp for some time.” ‘Muddy Minutes’ accentuates a phase in the life of actress Turquoise Colmenares which depended on one decision that would change her present and maybe her future, considering that it is impossible to satisfy everyone. Brave acts and scenes of perseverance gained her incessant admiration, and unveiled a subject that many actors dreaded about. She walked through her blown away dreams and tossed hopes with grace. She dared to live through all the muddled moments. Rima Jbara’s message in this novel is to help you experience the joy of being alive, and the completeness that gratitude can bring with fortitude, conviction and integrity.
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Rima Jbara spent most of her childhood writing short stories overflowing with fantasy, and by the time she was 14, her first novel was released. Through her writing, she has given her readers a rare glimpse into her obscure world. The author released her evocative novel ‘Hope’ after five years of hiatus and obsession, and says, “I took time to experiment.” It contained gloomy and bitter self-conscious thoughts and dialogues that cemented Rima as a writer that has gone very deep to discover the inner most emotions in women and the ability to penetrate their souls. She wrote her bleak novels-on paper in shadowy rooms which only emphasizes the extreme infatuation of her art. An unconventional author, without an end declares her own death will comply while writing. Deeply troubled characters were created by Rima, and the complexity in these characters arises from her. The author’s life was tailor-made for her writing and sustains its passion in the pages; but she is best, when writing about herself. Visit the author online at www.rima-jbara.com  

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Book Blast: Ira Caterpillar Learns to Scrump by Diane Worthen - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Ira Caterpillar Learns to Scrump
Author: Diane Worthen
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Ebook

Ira Caterpillar, wants the job of measuring inches through the garden. To get the job he must learn to Scrump his back end to his front end rounding his back to a loop. One inch measured. But his scrump is a scritch and his back will not round until, while performing an act of courage, he thinks only of another and not himself, he learns to do the job.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Guest Post from William E. Jefferson, author of Divine Choreography of Redemption







Title: Divine Choreography of Redemption: Setting the Eternal Saga in Time
Author: William E. Jefferson
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Genre: Historical Fantasy


Divine Choreography of Redemption explores the story of redemption as divine drama advanced by acts and agents that transcend time and space. The novel is set beyond the Storied Sea on the ancient Isle of Estillyen, far from everywhere yet mystically near. There, a troupe of Message Makers from the seventeenth century mysteriously arrives to grapple with the theme in today's context.
At the heart of the novel, a battle brews between technology's driven existence--aided by modern devices and algorithms--and life centered in Scriptures ancient narrative. The story line begs the question: Does meaning truly abide in the saga of redemption's divine choreography, or in media's discarnate realm?


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The Son of God and Satan’s Demise

A few years ago, I wrote an article for Time magazine titled “Is Satan Dead?”[1]The piece was prompted by the 2014 movie release Son of God.[2]
To public surprise, Satan, the archenemy of God, had been axed from the film. Satan’s fall from stardom stoked rumors. Where did he go, and why? Did he have a more important role to play, a more lucrative offer? Or had the unimaginable come to pass: was Satan dead?
Though provocative, Satan’s 2014demise was not nearly as shocking as the supposed disappearance of God in 1966. Two days prior to Easter that year, Time magazine rocked the world with a three-word front cover boldly asking “Is God Dead?”The type-only cover was a first for Time.
Circumstances surrounding Satan’s departure proved more straightforward than the questionable disappearance of God. In fact, the executive producers of Son of God, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, were keen to speak about the villain’s swift exit.
Irish-born Downey, who plays Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the film, told USA Today, “It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor. This is now a movie about Jesus, the Son of God, and the Devil gets no more screen time, no more distractions.”
Downey expressed no ambivalence about the decision. “I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus,” she explained.“I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out.”
So simple; it seemed so clear cut. A pair of modern movie makers exercised carte blanche mastery over the ancient narrative. Snip, Satan was gone, the Devil deposed. The filmmakers desired a movie about Jesus, the Son of God, minus the ancient foe.
Fortunately, the Gospel writers of old possessed a different resolve. They understood that the story of Christ would appear inept without the wicked one as part of the narrative. Concerning this point, the Scriptures are rather explicit: “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
Consequently, one might say that the dark, deathly role of Satan enlightens the light. The light of truth shines brighter still, when cast against the darkened veil. This point is not lost in my newly released novel, Divine Choreography of Redemption: Setting the Eternal Saga in Time. As the plot unfolds, readers will discover Satan playing a rather mesmerizing role.
The following is a brief except. Here, we find Satan at the Crimson Cliffs addressing a mass audience of discarnate souls:
The frightening figure [Satan] stood on a high platform built on top of giant round, red boulders. Behind him, mountainous red cliffs formed a high ridge that extended on an on in every direction. On the plane in front of him, row upon row of eyes stretched into infinity. The rows fanned out wider and wider as they spread across the barren soil.
“Look around you,” Satan said; “all you see are eyes. Look now at me, as I look upon thee. Many have longed to see what you now see. Gaze long. Look well. I have not forsaken or forgotten you. Know this: I am your shield and great reward.”
Divine Choreography of Redemption is a compelling read, a buoyant, allegorical tale underscoring the importance of incarnational faith and human worth. At the heart of the novel, a significant battle brews between augmented reality—aided by algorithms and modern technology—set against life inspired by Scripture’s abiding narrative.
So, when the subject turns to Satan, it’s not wise to announce his premature demise. The ancient foe has been around since time began, and he knows how to survive a fall. Just the same, Satan is well and truly doomed. Words penned by St. John speak to the heart of the tale: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”[3]
In a modern digital society, prone to nibbling on tiny tweets and tidbits, Scripture’s epic drama plays a vital role. The divinely choreographed drama draws us into matters that matter most. It halts the frenzied pace of mediated chatter and invites us to enter the eternal saga, set in time.

William E. Jefferson is author of Divine Choreography of Redemption: Setting the Eternal Saga in Time, available on Amazon.






[2]Son of God, Christopher Spencer, director; Lightworkers Media, 2014.
[3] John 1:5



Having lived and worked in London, Moscow, and New York, today author William Jefferson writes from a Civil-War era cottage in the rural Ozarks. He is author of Messages from Estillyen : A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth, and owner of Storybook Barn www.Storybookbarnmo.com Jefferson holds an MTh in Theology and Media from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Communications from the Wheaton Graduate School. 







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