From Adam to Omega: An Anatomy of UFO Phenomena (Revised and Updated)

A. R. Roberts

iUniverse, 594 pages, (paperback) $28.99, 9781532093111
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

Eight years ago, A.R. Roberts published From Adam to Omega, a thought-provoking look at the UFO phenomena, in which, after listing myriad UFO sightings and visitations, he attempted to explain how extra-terrestrials had influenced most, if not all, biblical events. The revised edition expounds on those events and adds his conjectures concerning the visitations’ purpose, […]

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For this Child I Prayed

S. R. Daniel

iUniverse, 112 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781532088810
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

S.R. Daniel’s For This Child I Prayed, tells the story of her nontraditional family, with all of its joys and tragedies.

The Daniels, over the course of their 30-plus-year marriage, have adopted eight children, boys and girls who had been, by and large, failed by the system. The author details the problems she and her […]

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Jungle Blue

Otchere Darko

AuthorHouse, 196 pages, (paperback) $15.78, 9781728392356
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

When a child is born with deformities, he seems doomed to a dark future, but his strong character leads him on an unexpected path in Otchere Darko’s novel Jungle Blue.

Amma Boahemaa and her husband Kofi Bana are a childless young couple living in the fictitious African village of Mankada and desperate to start a […]

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Musings of a Soul

Judith Franklin

Xlibris, 30 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781796088663
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

Judith Franklin’s Musings of a Soul is a poetry collection that imparts familiar Christian messages.

The book is comprised of 13 free-verse poems arranged as a glossy, large-print reader, each accompanied by a brightly colored illustration. The collection’s aesthetic, particularly the artwork, is reminiscent of a children’s Bible or children’s songbook. However, the poems, written […]

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Rules to love by: Never make LOVE to someone who…

P. Anthony Burnham, Esq.

AuthorHouse, 112 pages, (paperback) $30.49, 9781438973791
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

Choosing a life partner is a complex decision, which is why attorney P. Anthony Burnham has written a dating primer for those trying to discern if their current mate is marriage material.

Rules to love by: Never make LOVE to someone who… is filled with straightforward questions Burnham believes individuals should consider when thinking about […]

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Saint Paul Was Not Virgin Born

Ronald Lee Cobb

AuthorHouse, 198 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781728359274
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

Those who study the New Testament will notice that what we often call Christianity could also be called Paulism, or a religion based more on Paul’s teachings than those of Jesus Christ. Ron Lee Cobb wants to set the record straight: Christianity owes much to Paul, Cobb argues, but ultimately, Christianity is all about Jesus.

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The Destiny and Signs of God: Spiritual Psychoanalysis

Ionel Rotaru

iUniverse, 534 pages, (paperback) $28.99, 9781663203618
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

In this work of “spiritual psychoanalysis,” psychiatrist Ionel Rotaru recounts his life story and spiritual development, focusing primarily on how he came to understand how God communicates with us in different ways. While personal stories drive the narrative, the author’s underlying aim is to help others answer life’s big questions, including, “Who are we? Where […]

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Living Halfway

Alex Woodard

Alex Woodard, 211 pages, ,
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

A Gen-X musician looks at his life so far with the help of four black-and-white childhood photos and encounters, real and imagined, with the girl he loved and others.

A towheaded toddler with a big guitar… a kindergartner in a Batman cape… a preteen in a blazer and tie… a nine-year-old at Disneyland. The author […]

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Funny Thing Is: A Guide to Understanding Comedy

Stephen Evans

Time Being Media, 122 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9781734513554
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

Funny Thing Is, by philosopher and playwright Stephen Evans, is a witty, insightful look at what constitutes and characterizes comedy. With its accessible style and straightforward approach, it follows in the vein of Harry Frankfurt’s popular philosophy work On Bullshit but hews closer to the literary style of continental philosophy than the anglophone analytical tradition […]

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Black Family Reunions: Finding the Rest of Me

Dr. Ione D. Vargus

Xlibris, 214 pages, (paperback) $17.99, 9781664121751
(Reviewed: January, 2021)

This inspiring book comprises short, engaging stories about dozens of black families’ reunion traditions, as well as a “how-to” guide any extended family can use to plan a lively event and strengthen its bonds.

Dr. Ione D. Vargus is affectionately known as the “Mother of Family Reunions,” having founded the Family Reunion Institute in 1990 […]

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