These and other questions are addressed in this exciting new book by Jeff Shreve, Knowing God: Recapturing Your Destiny. Jeff explains how we were created for the express purpose of walking and talking with God. Taught from the lessons by Israel during the Exodus, Jeff reveals several key tools and methods for jump-starting your fellowship with God. Jeff’s down to earth writing style invites readers from all walks of life to return to the presence of their Creator and learn first-hand what they were created for.
Gold Rush 2000 by Ed Mitchell, 400 page Adventure Novel with Quality Case Binding. Here’s what they say:
“A great presentation of the character of modern gold hunters. This is as close as you can get without experiencing the discomfort and arduous tasks miners endure to uncover gold in this century.”
“Authentic and exciting from page one. Gold Rush 2000 captures the spirit and independence of the modern prospector. This adventure allows the treasure hunter in everyone to experience the chase for the yellow.”
Behind the sensible brick facade of an ordinary house in Waco, Texas, two angry teenaged siblings are engaged in a particularly bitter exchange. The situation is commonplace in this household. Even the intensity of rage is ordinary, then…suddenly something is completely out of the ordinary. Something is about to change.
Mother has had enough. Having been a lifetime bumbler, always feeling one step behind the human herd, Ellajean Todd finally does what every mother has at one time or another longed to do. She walks out the door. She has “seized the day.” Her story unfolds, along with her peculiar adventures as she travels toward Idaho, the land of her secret dreams.
Eight-year-old Cressy is delighted to be spending a summer in the Ozarks. Grandpa’s farm is full of delicious treats, marvelous places to play, and a wonderful neighbor companion, Kevin Gardiel. Then…old Granny Blue begins to tell frightening tales of a ghost that walks along the creek at night, and an evil snake, whose appearance presages tragedy.
Cressy is now homesick, and discovering that things may not always be what they seem. When disaster strikes, the line between right and wrong begins to blur. Truth and lies become tangled and, in the end, may threaten to cast her in a twisted folk legend.
Flash: Lyla Allen, Author of Red Clay Tastes Like Chalk, has been awarded an Honorable Mention for her novel by the national magazine Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Contest for 2002. Her book was among the top ten of 370 entries in the Self-Published Fiction Category.
The following article was published by a monthly magazine called The Law. It was printed in London around August 1890:
“Women make up half of any nation. No plan of national significance will move forward unless women are consulted. The potential of a woman, aware of her human essence, is to serve in the progress of her society and is equivalent to that of 100 men.
There are many cases of distinguished women surpassing men solely because of their abilities to reason and their wisdom. Their understanding of society’s meaning and privileges is far greater than men’s.”
No Peace can ever be a lasting Peace in the Middle East without full participation of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women at the negotiating tables.
Colonel William Edwards’ Twin Vendetta is a fast-paced tale that moves from the fall of France in World War II to Allied military operations in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, then to clandestine intelligence activities behind enemy lines in France and Germany. It is the story of a young French/Canadian woman’s insurmountable problems in avenging the strafing death of her twin brother by the German Luftwaffe. And it brings out the secret thoughts of a young American man who has taken up the call-to-arms to salve guilt feelings that have overwhelmed him by his German father’s Nazi activities.
The protagonists complement one another as a “two-man” team of Spitfire fighter pilots in combat against German Messerschmitt fighter planes in support of Allied ground operations. Colonel Edwards highlights some of the most profound fighter and fighter-bomber combat of World War II in the Allied war effort against Hitler’s military forces in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. It is also the story of her bittersweet first love with them both fearing the revelation of their innermost thoughts and identities.
She is finally unmasked during treatment for near-fatal wounds, then learns of his secret life when they travel together to war-time Germany on a critical espionage mission. This novel challenges the author’s story-telling gift from beginning to end, and he is up to the challenge.
The Pocket Anger Manager by Gerald B. Chambers includes
A List of Feeling Words, A Not to Do List, An Introduction to States of Change, A Time-out Procedure, and An Anger Log.
This lovely book of poetry seeks to place the reader in a serene state of mind, then prompt reflection on the enormous capabilities we have as human beings. Author Zia Oboodiyat refers to these capabilities as the “Treasures Within”. Each poem presents one of these treasures and is accompanied by complementary art created by graphic designer James Lemon. The combination of poetry and art stimulates the reader to explore his or her own interpretation of the feelings induced by each “treasure”.
Zia has a dream. He is working to start a foundation for disabled children; perhaps a sanctuary. He has dedicated all profits from this book to aid in the establishment of this foundation. Others may join Zia in realizing this dream through purchase of this book or by direct contributions.
The book may be ordered from the following address:
C/O Zia Oboodiyat
40087 Mission Blvd. Suite 204
Fremont, Ca 94539-3680
In my experience, one of the greatest struggles for most of us in today’s contemporary culture is coming to know and experience the presence of God in our lives. To do this, we need to be truly still, quiet, present to God. The truth is that God is already present to us. Our problem is that often we are too busy, running in too many directions to notice, to be sufficiently aware, and to make the necessary connections. Meister Eckhart once said wisely: “The very best and utmost act of attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in thee.” Only when we experience communion with God in quiet and in prayer can we truly live the gifts of the Spirit in word and in deed. Only then can we bear fruit. And bear fruit we must! It is indeed in becoming still and in living authentically that we come to know and live our true nature. How to do all this more freely and with joy is what Be Still ~ Bear Fruit hopes to teach all of us…. It is a book that will help all of us Christians come to deeper insight into the nature of human life itself, to the gift of Jesus Christ in our lives, and to the multiple ways God addresses the human heart. It can also be instructive and helpful for our brothers and sisters of other religious traditions, especially those coming from the East.
—Rev. Gerald Brown, S.S., Ph.D