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Continia
Continia
by Joe Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.00
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now published through Oloris Publishing!, November 23, 2013
This review is from: Continia (Paperback)
Kudos to Joe for being published through Oloris Publishing now! The book has been edited, but without changing the story. Love it!


How to Write a Book Proposal
How to Write a Book Proposal
by Michael Larsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.58
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tool, July 3, 2011
Does it really take an entire book to explain how to write a book proposal? Nearly 280 pages later, I have to say, "YES". Not only is How To Write A Book Proposal by Michael Larsen an exceptional tool, it is also enjoyable to read. I have read a few books and articles about the business of writing and some of them make great sleeping aids. This book contains a wealth of relevant information with plenty of examples so you have no doubt as to the author's meaning.

The author is literary agent Michael Larsen of the Michael Larsen/Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agency. What started as an article grew into a book which is now in its fourth edition. It has definitely been field tested. Larsen has listened to his readers and revised it accordingly. It also reflects changes in the publishing business. Updates to the book and other information can be found at the Larssen-Pomada website.

Highly recommended. You don't get information this good without an actual visit with an agent.


Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend
Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend
by Ravi Zacharias
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.53
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4.0 out of 5 stars Current and Relevant, December 16, 2010
Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias

How would you respond to the comment "atheism is a liberator"?

Does Christianity really hold up to scrutiny?

Beyond Opinion is a book of apologetics that begins with six different essays addressing current challenges to Christianity: Postmodernism, Atheism, Youth, Islam, Eastern Religions, and Science. Each essay is written by a person who is knowledgeable on the subject because of their own experience. Challenges from Youth is written by a young person; Challenges from Islam is written by a former Muslim.

The book continues by Addressing the Questions Behind the Questions. It examines the possible reasons for a person's doubts regarding Christianity and how to respond. This section includes Evil and Suffering as well as Cross Cultural Challenges, to name only two.

The next section provides further edification for the Christian with essays covering the Trinity, Spiritual Transformation, and Hearts on Pilgrimage. The last two essays in the book cover Living the Answers and Apologetics for Today.

The tone of the book is one of understanding and sympathizing with a person who has questions. It presents the arguments without being argumentative. Definitely not a book to be read lightly as though it were "6 Easy Steps for Defending the Faith". However, it is a good book that takes a realistic view of Christianity as it is perceived today and equips the reader with a better understanding of his surroundings and how to relate to those with questions.


The Legend of the Black Lake
The Legend of the Black Lake
by Tania Maria Rodrigues-Peters
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Discussion Starter With Your Child, November 13, 2010
The Legend of the Black Lake

Written by Tania Maria Rodriques-Peters
Illustrations by Felipe Campos
Translated from Brazilian Portuguese to English by Paula Vaz-Carreiro
Published by Ceditora, hardcover

Katharina is a beautiful and kind young woman who lives "approximately a very, very long time ago" in Austria. Every day she walks by the crystalline and magical lake near her home and tells it all about her dreams and fears. One day at the lake, Katharina meets a young man named Paul. Paul is as black as night while Katharina is very, very white. What will happen when her parents meet Paul? Why does the lake turn black?

The Legend of the Black Lake exposes the pain that prejudice causes. In a direct but gentle manner, it shows what happens when someone is rejected simply for the color of their skin.

Tania's writing style is enthusiastic and playful. The story is told through an old man talking to a young child, so it is childlike in nature but not preachy.

Although the artwork is in black and white, a blend of techniques and textures are used which accentuate the playfulness of Tania's storytelling. The cover art uses warm and inviting red, brown, and green water colors.

Author, illustrator, and translator biographies are included in the back of the book as well as information about the real Black Lake. Since Tania is an accomplished cook, there is a recipe for the authentic Austrian dish that is mentioned in the story: Kasknopfle.

An enjoyable read that gives the opportunity to discuss with children about people who are different from them.

(The reviewer received no payment for this review from anyone.)


The Sacred Journey: The Ancient Practices (The Ancient Practices Series)
The Sacred Journey: The Ancient Practices (The Ancient Practices Series)
by Charles Foster
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing View, June 8, 2010
The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

With a sense of joy in the writing, Charles Foster explores the tradition of pilgrimage. Based on his own experiences as well as the experience of others, the book is full of humor, honesty, and openness. There is much to be lost on a pilgrimage, but much more will be gained.

Foster traces the history of the practice of pilgrimage, while also comparing and contrasting Jesus's day to ours. He quotes from a wide variety of sources, both Christian and non-Christian, as well as those who don't agree with him. While challenging, it was not confrontational. Reading the book made me think, even though I didn't always agree with the author. When I disagreed, I felt like I could enjoy a conversation with the author where we explored ideas without argument. We could share a cup of coffee, or tea, or a dipper from a dirty cistern on the side of the road and come away all the better for the experience. He made a pilgrimage relevant and worthwhile. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a refreshing view of life.

The Sacred Journey is the last book in a series called The Ancient Practices.

A review copy was provided to me by Thomas Nelson publishing through the Booksneeze program without guarantee of a positive review. The views expressed are my own.


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