Racist Hate

T. R. Affatato

iUniverse, 184 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781532063565
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

In Racist Hate, T. R. Affatato presents a scathing account of racism as it exists today and throughout history.  “[We] live,” he states, “in a world of racism that has been passed down through generations and throughout humanity.”

Affatato discusses some of racism’s roots, concentrating on those responsible for slavery, from the Greeks […]

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Malila of the Scorch: Of Old Men and Infidels, Book 3

W. Clark Boutwell

Indigo River Publishing, 266 pages, (paperback),
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

A post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near-future, the third installment in W. Clark Boutwell’s Of Old Men and Infidels’ saga (after Outland Exile and Exile’s Escape) revolves around Malila Chiu, a badass, truth-seeking heroine at world’s end.

Chiu was formerly a pharmaceutically sedated and culturally brainwashed resident of the Democratic Unity of America, a nation […]

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Above the Walls

Steve Physioc

Steve Physioc, 471 pages, (paperback) $18.00, 9781793128768
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

This sequel to The Walls of Lucca continues the story of the Martellino vineyard, its workers, and the citizens of Lucca through WWII and fascist Italy.

The first book followed the vineyard through its struggles in turning a profit amidst the rise of fascism in Italy. Franco Carollo arrives at the vineyard as a shell-shocked […]

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Learn to Fly and Become a Pilot!: The Ultimate Guide for Determining Your Capabilities of Becoming a Professional Pilot and Getting Started with Flight Training

Vesa Turpeinen

ISBN Center of Finland, 240 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9789526923819
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, close to 80% of student pilots fail to complete their pilot training, some simply because of the inability to adapt to flight conditions. This makes veteran commercial pilot Vesa Turpeinen’s new book, Learn to Fly and Become a Pilot!, particularly useful for those who harbor dreams of […]

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Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains

Tony Steeno

Fireside Vernacular, 64 pages, , 9781732793705
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

Part fairytale, part fable, Tony Steeno’s Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains is a lovingly produced children’s picture book that presents a story at once dreamy and meaningful, accompanied by impressive illustrations.

While Nell and Nicklebee, anthropomorphic bear siblings, are gardening one day, a huge, gauzy bubble floats up and bursts to reveal a sheet […]

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Disposable: When Dating Is Not Loving Your Neighbor

Daniel E. Johnson

FaithReasonCulture Press , 176 pages, (paperback) $8.45, 9781732508408
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

In Disposable: When Dating is Not Loving Your Neighbor, Daniel E. Johnson exposes the root of selfishness pervading the dominant dating culture of today and offers a better way to find love in the 21st century.

Johnson is a skilled wordsmith whose discomfort with the modern dating scene spurred him to research and pen his […]

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If I Were Human

W.B. Tyler, illustrated by Vic Maxwell

www.wbtyler.com, llc., 32 pages, (paperback) $12.49, 9781543972351
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

A dog who daydreams of being human asks her animal friends to imagine what their lives would be like, too, in W.B. Tyler’s children’s book, If I Were Human.

Brina, a Scottish terrier-like pup, is watching one of her human housemates play a video game one day when the father of the house remarks that […]

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One and One is One: The Beginning

S. T. Byra

iUniverse, 342 pages, (paperback) $20.99, 9781532063633
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

When a boy is traumatized by the cruel actions of his best friend’s father, it triggers a chain of events that forever underscore his life in S.T. Byra’s novel, One and One Is One: The Beginning.

Grady Pearson, 8, is the child of an American mother and English father who is a civilian engineer working […]

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I Can’t Believe I Lived the Whole Thing

Howie Cohen

Red Rascal Press, 274 pages, , 9780692081228
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

There was a time when ad exec Howie Cohen’s words were spoken in almost every home and office across America. His fascinating, humorous memoir is sure to bring back memories for many as he recounts a remarkable career in advertising.

Cohen is probably best known as the advertising executive—advertising genius, really—who created two of the […]

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Apostasy Can Lead a Nation to Self-Destruct: Will America Mend Its Ways and Return to God?

Philip Wittig

Readers Magnet, 104 pages, (ebook) $4.99, 9781949981551
(Reviewed: June, 2019)

What happens when a whole nation of people turns away from God? This question is at the heart of Phillip Wittig’s intriguing exploration of the decline and fall of Ancient Israel and what he sees as startling parallels happening in contemporary America.

Tracing the development of Israel from God’s first covenant with Abraham […]

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