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Books recommended by their authors:
- Leigh M. Lane has written the book "Myths of Gods" a fictional account in which "... an infant God attempts to intervene against humanity’s destructive path by making a personal visit. Despite efforts of the people’s Elders, who are willing to do anything to hide the truth and safeguard their wealth and power, God comes to the people in the form of five prophets, each the embodiment of one of God’s five attributes: life, time, matter, mind, and death." Amazon reviewer Shirlee Whitcomb writes: "This book is clearly not the run of the mill -- twists and turns takes often challenged beliefs and translates them into a thought provoking story that makes you ponder on the most basic tenets we have grown up with. The author leaves it up to you to decide what is real and what is fiction. Well crafted, interesting characters, and a plot that keeps your interest." Available from Amazon.com in Kindle eBook format for $2.99. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online Kindle eBook store.
- Scott Lindquist has written "The Jesus Factory," a book that "... illustrates how closed-mindedness and harsh judgmentalism have actually distorted the authentic message of Jesus. ... this book gives me hope for a better world and a more tolerant, loving view of Christ. But the book is not merely theology. It is a great story of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. It is a book of redemption and hope, mixed in with human passion, human frailty and adventure. Mostly it helped me look at me and examine what I really believe and what I really know. I highly recommend it to anyone willing to think for oneself. I eagerly await the sequel(s). Mr. Lindquist, please write more." [From a review by Rev. John A. Strickland, a Unity Minister.]
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. It is available in a Kindle edition for $9.99.
- Saeed Malik has written an inter-faith book "A perspective on the signs of Al-Quran."
Usama Cannon,founder of Taleef Collective in Fremont, CA, calls it, "Unique amongst contemporary works on the Qur'an ... Malik’s Perspective on the Signs of al-Quran: through the prism of the heart lives up to its title! It is clear in every page of this brilliant work that it was written from a heart-felt perspective. A must read for every student of life, love, spirituality and of course the Qur'an." Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. It is available in a Kindle edition for $1.99.
- Ms. Sally Ann Marks and Ms. Jacqueline Howard have written a paperback titled "Erase Negativity: and Embrace the Magic Within." Amazon.com describes the book as: "A practical guide on how to reduce negativity and embrace happiness.From meth addicts to multi-millionaires, the book offers powerful experiences of individuals who have faced dramatic challenges, but did not lose hope. Using these compelling biographies, as well as practical advice and simple exercises, the reader is guided on an internal journey toward adopting a more joyful way to live."
Cynthia Sue Larson is one of the people interviewed in the book. She wrote:
"Erase Negativity is a powerhouse of a self-help book. It features eleven chapters describing life lessons mastered by people who've overcome extraordinary challenges. The big idea here is that no matter what terrible things may have happened in life, it is always possible to start from exactly where we are, and begin moving in a positive direction toward the life of our dreams.
The first couple of chapters of Erase Negativity may seem shocking,as they describe how it feels to pull oneself up by the proverbial bootstraps while "emerging from the depths of hell," such as an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or cycles of emotional and physical abuse. I was deeply moved to read heartfelt stories of people who have truly hit rock bottom, and managed later to set and achieve positive goals. It's inspirational to read how people have bounced back from a wide variety of horrendous situations, and managed to get unstuck from complacency. There is greatness possible for each and every one of us, regardless what handicaps, constraints, and misfortune may have occurred." Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.
- Mark Mason's book "In search of the loving God" "... gives a very comprehensive, and eye-opening, history of the Bible and Christianity asa religion. ... The second section shows how the Bible and its teachings are relevant to seekers in today's world. He describes Bible passages that teach us about reincarnation, a simple lifestyle and free will, and he includes wonderful and affirming interpretations about what hell and the book of Revelation really means." 2 Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. It is available in a Kindle edition for $1.99. Three chapters can be read at: http://www.markmason.net/
- Ron Mazur, a Unitarian minister, recommended his book "Christianity
as Fairy Tale." He suggests that Mary Magdala was the Apostle to the
Apostles; that Judas was a friend of Jesus, not his betrayer; and that Jesus
spent 18 years in Egypt learning Egyptian Mysteries. See his website AstroVentureSociety. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
Eric Mellema has written a book about the life of Nostradamus -- a French
mystic from the 16th century. Michel de Nostredame successfully battled the
plague, as a young physician, during the last part of the dark Middle Ages.
But then a great calamity befalls his own family and totally destroys his
life. Read a free Ebook online at: http://www.nostredame.info/ It is available in multiple translations.
- James W. Mercer has written a book about two geologists who discover ancient scrolls near the Dead Sea that include information about the 18 years of Jesus' life between his teen years and the start of his ministry. They meet heavy opposition from a fundamentalist megachurch in the U.S. whose leaders are concerned that the scrolls will have a major impact on Christian beliefs. For more information and a purchasing link, see: http://jameswmercerbooks.com/
- Ellen Michaud has written this book: "Blessed: Living a Grateful Life." Diane Heavin, Cofounder of Curves, commented: "Ellen’s vision will help you see the blessing you are to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, even the global community—and she’ll help you see the blessings that surround you." Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
Stephens has published a book "Mousetrails: The first holy war."
See: http://www.mousetrails.net The
"MOUSETRAILS is ...a book of love beyond human comprehension and
the reason for the anger and hate we live with today. In MOUSETRAILS
you will find the terrorist rationale for the hatred that destroyed
New York's Twin Towers. You will also find hope for a better
Cheryl Kaye Tardif
recommends her novel "Whale Song."
The publisher describes the book as follows:
"Two cultures clash in a world where native tradition and
modern law cannot co-exist. How can a young girl deal with the assisted
suicide of her own mother? Whale Song is a haunting tale of change
animated book trailer. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. Amazon
book purchasers have rated this book 5 stars out of 5. Available for U.S. $12.36
- Kathryn Westover. "Praying for New Orleans," Tate Publishing, (2007).
Her website explains:
Praying For New Orleans deals with the question of whether
prayer is destined to be a destructive force in our
world, fueling sectarian violence and strife, or whether the world can
discover the way to pray with one voice, not only for the victims
of natural disasters, but also for peace. In other words, is prayer
the only way to save our world?
The answer requires us to consider prayer in a completely
ecumenical way. Praying For New Orleans therefore explains
the process of "structured prayer," which can be
practiced by people of all faiths, or those with no religious
affiliation. The structure of prayer is illustrated through the
stories of families impacted by the hurricane of 2005 that caused
the flooding of New Orleans. In some respects this book is a
parable that illustrates the difficult reality of praying "Thy Will Be
A description of the book can be seen at: http://www.tatepublishing.com/ On 2007-APR-16, the book was
listed for $12.99 plus $2.75 shipping and handling.
- Authors and
teachers Robin Tekwelus Youngblood and Sandra D'Entremont have written "Path of
the White Wolf, An Introduction to Shamanism."
"Over the years, Sandy and I have found that we can use the paradigm of
the Medicine Wheel as a valuable tool for transformation in any situation.
As we started teaching together, we saw the need to write a workbook study
guide that would help students understand all the aspects of the Medicine
Wheel and the way ways that these teachings could apply in their lives. It
is our hope to share what we have been taught through the 'Path of the White
Wolf, An Introduction to Shamanism'."
You can order a copy from email@example.com or buy it at Borders in Maui!
- Author Charles Web, "Sex
With THE Virgin Mary: She has waited long enough," CreateSpace, (2008).
Amazon.com's review states:
"A previously unknown Biblical prophesy must be fulfilled before the
Second coming of Christ. Mary must enter the carnal world of the flesh
and Jimmy Cahill is marketing the item."
You can order a copy from Amazon.com or from TheKickassPress.com/
- Tommy S. W. Wong has written a series of three books titled "Wisdom on how to live life: Transforming Earth into Heaven." Create Space, (2010)
Dr. Wong is both a civil engineer and a spiritual teacher who lives in Singapore. His website is at: http://wisdomlife.page4.me/
Amazon.com's review states:
Humans being the most intelligent species and having lived on Earth for thousands of years, we are yet nowhere near to a life of peace, love,joy and harmony. This book contains a story of a young man, Tom, who had conversations with two gurus, Dick and Harry. Guru Dick epitomizes someone from a worldly society who emphasized on the importance of money and power. Guru Harry epitomizes someone from a spiritual society who offered an alternative way of living which can lead to peace, love, joy and harmony. Through the conversations, Tom learnt that (1) why peace is better than happiness as a goal in life, (2) how to be empowered in life, (3) how to achieve freedom in life, (4) how to live with pleasure and without pain, (5) what society should be focused on, (6) what is the objective of education, (7) what are the purposes of life, (8) what are the differences between man-made and divine laws, (9) what are the important spiritual concepts, and (10) how to transform Earth into heaven.
You can order a copy of Book 1, Book 2, and/or Book 3 in the series from Amazon.com.
- Amazon.com book review of Karen Armstrong;s "The Battle for God,"
- Excerpted from Patricia Vallerand's review in the Observer Quarterly
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Latest update: 2011-JAN-24
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