As Nikki Goodwin explains in the author’s note to her debut novel, the word “anamnesis” means “the recalled memory of a life.” Here she “recalls” the character of Anwen, a peasant girl in 1500s Wales who appeared to Goodwin in a vision.
Pure, good, kind and beautiful, Anwen is born with special powers that enable […]
While thousands of books have been written about diet and nutrition, Living Temple or Rundown Shack? takes a unique approach. The slim book, by Sue Eudy Godwin, a devout Christian, examines nutrition and health through a Christian lens, emphasizing personal responsibility (to God) to take control of one’s health and well-being.
The author devotes the […]
Frank W. Lea’s self-help primer offers an overview of what hypnosis is and what it can achieve, as well as numerous techniques for successfully reaching the subconscious. Hypnosis, he says, can help the body heal from injury; help someone to perform better in sports, public speaking and test taking; ease labor and childbirth; and help […]
Is “free will” truly free? Or does this “free” gift from God come with great costs and responsibilities?
Such theological questions sit at the heart of As Free As the Wind Is, a treatise on free will and its consequences by Catholic layman Times L. Richardson. At age 74, this believer set out to explore […]
With its title and a cover depicting a man wearing a headset and holding a clipboard, Robin Clarkson’s Be a Winning Coach suggests it will cover a variety of sports. The book’s focus is actually is somewhat narrower. The majority of its specific instruction most closely relates to field hockey, though there is some crossover […]
This mammoth science fiction novel revolving around a duo of heroic females is ultimately thinly veiled social commentary regarding the historic — and future — oppression of women. Writes author Albert James: “If they weren’t being sacrificed to some insane god or being pitched into volcanoes, oceans, lion pits, dog pits, or crocodile pits, then […]
Sheri Wolfinger’s new picture book Has Anyone Seen Puff? follows the adventures of two mischievous puppies named Billy and Jake. The pups live with their mother, Tippy, on a farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kokomo. Tippy lived a rough life as a stray before the Kokomos found her, and she tries to instill in […]
In J.J. Luepke’s novel, On the Cutting Edge: Redemption, Cassandra Coven is sleeping her way to the top at Sanderson & Sons Agency when the talented new girl -–young, competent Josie Buchanan – arrives on the job. Threatened by Josie, Cass begins taking credit for Josie’s ideas and trumps up reasons to reprimand her. Worried […]
The questioning spirit of the poems in Poetically Correct: Banned by The Free Press makes for a reflective read. Arranged “in the chronological order of my life,” beginning in December 2003 and ending in April, 2011, the organization of these relatively short, mostly one-page poems provides forward momentum for the reader.
Acknowledging C.S. Lewis and […]
The Disciple’s Guidebook by A. Victoria Chance is a straightforward Bible study intended to provide Christian readers with a workout plan to build spiritual strength, character, and a deeper and more robust faith in the works of Jesus Christ.
The book centers on the “Armor of God,” a metaphorical idea first proposed in Paul’s Letter […]