Crossing the Digital Faultline: 10 Leadership Rules to Win in the Age of Digitalization and Uncertainty

Sri Manchala

Trasers Publishing, 290 pages, (hardcover) $27.90, 9781735157429
(Reviewed: September, 2020)

Many pin the likelihood of a business’s success on such factors as years in existence, technological savvy or market power. In Crossing the Digital Faultline, author Sri Manchala differs, stressing that the likelihood of becoming and staying successful in this digital age almost solely depends on the qualities of a company’s leadership.

Most businesspeople, Manchala […]

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Synchronicities on the Avenue of the Saints

Deborah Gaal

Anchor House , 335 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781732589667
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

In this novel, author Deborah Gaal explores synchronicity— the idea that seemingly unrelated events may be connected on a deeper level—in our everyday lives.

Diagnosed as bipolar as a child, Noah Friedman has been on a test medication for the last 14 years. His mother Sally owns a pharmaceutical company, but the large corporation Duschene […]

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Legacy Maker

Rolland E. Daniels

iUniverse, 230 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781532096389
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

In this heartfelt account of shared conversations and experiences from his father’s “wisdom, character, and common sense,” Rolland E. Daniels hopes to “plant truth in others,” as his father did in him by examining 18 important life principles.

Each chapter title and subtitle introduces the topics, which include: kindness, what matters, connections, perseverance, constructive conflict, […]

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Grammar for a Full Life: How the Ways We Shape a Sentence Can Limit or Enlarge Us

Lawrence Weinstein

Lexigraphic , 247 pages, (paperback) $17.95, 9781734692709
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

Grammar for a Full Life is a charming, accessible, and erudite exploration of the ways that our choices in syntax, sentence structure, and punctuation can affect our accumulation of psychological and spiritual benefits. Written by Lawrence Weinstein, an English professor and co-founder of Harvard’s Writing Center, it also stands as a thoughtful reflection on the […]

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The Last of Ryn Dvarek: A Journey Into Dreams

D. R. O'Shea

R. R. Bowker, 484 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 9780578713236
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

The setting of D.R. O’Shea’s ambitious fantasy debut The Last of Ryn Dvarek is a vast landscape filled with magic, intrigue, epic characters and plenty of action. Indeed, the fictitious Five Kingdoms is a meticulously imagined world that aims for the grandeur of an epic fantasy saga, one with the breadth of a J.R.R. Tolkien […]

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The Music Therapy Profession: Inspiring Health, Wellness, and Joy

Christine Korb

Page Turner Press and Media, 134 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9781643763040
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

In the Preface of The Music Therapy Profession: Inspiring Health, Wellness and Joy, music therapist and educator Christine Korb states what her book is not: It’s not an “ordinary book about music therapy.” Nor is it a “how to use music to heal” manual for professionals. Rather, she says, it’s “a book about the soul […]

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The Soul-Catcher’s Calling

Nigel J. Jamieson, LLD (Otago)

Xlibris, 1038 pages, (paperback) $28.19, 9781543495911
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

“The whole wide world is in turmoil,” writes Nigel J. Jamieson in The Soul-Catcher’s Calling, a massive, 1,000+ page tome, that offers an antidote to the chaos of the modern world by providing a plea and a plan to save souls from eternal destruction.

Haunted by the chilling specter of the 2019 terrorist attack in […]

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Decagon: Book 1 of the Decagon Series

Capes

Capas, 340 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781734377613
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

With Decagon, author Capes (a pseudonym for TL Adamms) creates an intriguing fantasy.

Technically a second edition, with a different cover and editorial changes, Decagon is the first in a series. Here, Capes imagines a world in which two groups of immortals, the “Aion” and the “Others” are in conflict.

The Aion are direct descendants […]

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Indestructible: The Hidden Gifts of Trauma

Krista Nerestant

She Writes Press, 192 pages, (paperback) $16.95, 9781631527999
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

In Indestructible, a successful Filipina entrepreneur illustrates the effectiveness of a variety of spiritual healing practices—prayer, visualization, forgiveness, and more—by weaving them through the story of her own life of abuse, loss, and recovery.

In her early childhood in the Philippines, Krista Nerestant’s alcoholic father abused her, her four siblings, and her mother relentlessly. Visualizing […]

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Temple of Eternity: Bobby Ether Series, Book 2

R. Scott Boyer

Main Street Reads, 279 pages, (paperback) $18.95, 9781662902338
(Reviewed: August, 2020)

Temple of Eternity is the second book in a series of fantasy novels about Bobby Ether, a gifted teenager battling a dangerous organization called the Core.

Bobby, 17, previously attended the Jade Academy, a school for teens with a mixture of telepathic and metaphysical gifts. When he learns that his friends there have been kidnapped […]

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