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The Everett File – Entered in the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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Steven A. Moore

Steven A. Moore has crafted a fabulously interesting fictional novel in The Everett File: The Gooey Gospel of Truthy Goodness. It is unlike a normal fiction story as it brings to light paranormal spiritual occurrences surrounding catholicism. Told from the perspective of Raymond, the main character, he is shocked to discover, well into his adult life, that two of his closest friends hold deep secrets. The paranormal events that begin to occur blow him away at first until he can no longer deny that they are truly happening. The spiritual and paranormal abilities that he encounters are often mentioned within catholicism, but they are typically rejected in modern times. Raymond and his friends are being called upon to help protect a very powerful individual along with the secrets that they themselves hold. That request from beyond forces them to make life changing decisions.

The Everett File moves quickly, but the pacing is pretty well maintained throughout. Moore does an excellent job keeping the reader entertained and urged to turn the page. Readers can easily become wrapped up in this story no matter what their spiritual beliefs are. What if the Shroud of Turin really exists? What if one could get their hands on a piece of the cross Jesus was said to be crucified on? Would these items give special powers to the one who holds said item? Moore offers readers an opportunity to be quite entertained while developing fascinating spiritual questions in their minds. The mysteries keep coming from start to finish in The Everett File, but Moore wraps it all up in a very tidy way that still has readers turning pages all the way through the epilogue. Well done.

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Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Lucifer: Soliders, Serpents and Sin

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Book Description:

During his first 1,000 years of life in The Realm, Lucifer becomes an authentic superstar. All of his fellow brethren adore him and the passionate way he leads worship. His best friend Michael has been cheering him on since literally lifting him out of his Creation Cocoon.

And then it happens.

An unexpected rift between Lucifer and Michael inaugurates Lucifer onto the path of rebellion. While smiling at his best friend every day, Lucifer begins to amass custom designed weapons and map out the weak points in The Realm. He uses his honey-coated tongue to persuade some of the brethren to join his Loyalist army, even as other brethren sense that all is not right.

As the pressure mounts towards the impending clash of lightning and thunder, Lucifer prepares to unleash something the brethren have never seen. His rebellion will change every single creature in The Realm…forever.


David Taylor II

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David Taylor II is an author, playwright, songwriter and producer. His latest book, Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin is an internationally best selling book. He has created an entire story world called The Realm from that first book and continues to expand it. He writes sci fi, fantasy, Christian fiction, and Children’s Literature.

He is a co-composer for the smash hit theater production, Eye of the Storm:The Bayard Rustin Musical, nominated for 3 Black Theater Alliance awards.
In 2015 his book Wayward Pines:Survival, from the hit Fox TV show of the same name, broke top 10 in the Amazon best seller list and is currently still there.

He is also the author of the new children’s favorite, Diary of a Chocolate Midas.
He is the proud father of two, as well as a lover of football, pizza, and a good glass of lemonade.

Email: Books@DT2Author.org

Websites: www.DT2Author.org   www.SecretsoftheRealm.com

 


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The Unholy

Today’s Featured Author and Book

The Unholy: A Novel

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Book Description:

A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, “The Unholy” is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion.


Notes: 

The dark and frightening depths of radical religious leaders, as well as their followers, is blatantly displayed in Paul DeBlassie III’s book, The Unholy.  Claire Sanchez is a woman who continues to deny to herself or anyone else that she is a medicine woman, a healer.  Tragedy in her childhood pushed her away such acceptance.  Yet, she ultimately has no choice but to face her own personal demons as evil surrounds her from the bowels of the church or is it, in this case, really the bowels of Hell?  The Ecclesia Dei, a “wealthy, centuries-old church”, maintains control over its members and the community through the manipulations of Archbishop William Anarch.  Not only does Claire have to choose her path spiritually, but DeBlassie interweaves the challenge of choosing her path in other areas of her life, including her love life.  The question really is whether or not Claire will be able to make her own decision – that is, if she is even allowed to survive. 

 
Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. has crafted a tale of tragedy and upheaval with a full scoop of mystery mixed in.  Readers may be shocked at the psychotic and twisted mind of not only Archbishop Anarch, but of others around him.  This thriller will keep readers turning pages with bated breath.  DeBlassie’s ability to paint a picture with words helps readers easily imagine the details of each scene.  Though the plot is complex, and one readers need to give their full attention to, it is a story that will have them anxious to find out what happens next.  The Unholy will lead readers on a path to wonder what really is holy as well as what really is unholy.   
 
 
Originally critiqued by staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

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Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. DeBlassie writes psychological thrillers with an emphasis on the dark side of the human psyche. In The Unholy, a young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, the Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

 


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Palace of the Twelve Pillars Series

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Palace of the Twelve Pillars Series

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Book Description:

Young Adult Christian Fantasy

The Peace Summit was in shambles, the prince kidnapped.

When the rival king realizes he kidnapped the wrong prince, hostilities escalate. Loyalties to each other and country are tested for the twin princes of Crato, Joachim and Brandan.

Joachim, captive of King Waldrom, faces deception and betrayal as he struggles to find his way home. Brandan, at home with a father focused on rescuing Joachim, wrestles with his own demons as he searches for his place in the world and the favor of his father.

Torn from the safety and peace of their childhood, they are thrust into a world where bonds of family, brotherhood and roles as heirs to Crato are tested. Through war, spiritual journeys, death and marriage, will they choose the path of good or evil? Who can be trusted, as the world they know slips into a whirlpool of chaos?


Christina Weigand

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Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone.

When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, or with the church theater group, volunteering at her daughter and granddaughter’s school in the library as well as helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.

Learn more at http://www.weigandchris.com.

 


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Transition: Mastering Life

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Transition: Mastering Life’s Movements

 

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Book Description:

What do we do when we find ourselves “caught in the middle of a life shift” that awakened without our permission?

How do we navigate between “hearing” and the manifestation of the Promise?”

Transition articulates the disciplines, reasonings, and divine logic that surrounds this human and spiritual “phenomenon,” and provides solutions on how to manifest the Greatest Significance imaginable though the Journey of Life and Spirit!


Janelle’s Review:

Stan Ellis kicks off his new book, Transition: Mastering Life’s Movements, with a unique example of mastering transition via a story about the Los Angeles Lakers from the 1980s. It grabs the reader’s attention and makes one think, but the overall message and the depth of Ellis’ book moves far beyond a basketball game. The premise instead is focused on the vast amount of transitions or seasons that everyone goes through in life. Ellis says, “Transition is when one season of your life abruptly ends and you’re forced to enter a new season.” Having a major change and a major period of transition forced upon you is often a breaking point for people. They need help. This book helps readers bring God more fully into their lives during such challenging times. Filled with Christian teachings and insight, Transition opens reader’s hearts and minds to new levels of support and guidance while learning how to embrace the transitions they may be currently facing and the ones they will face in the future.

At the end of each chapter in Transition: Mastering Life’s Movements, author and strategic life-shifter, Stan Ellis shares numerous “power points” in addition to the highlighted nuggets of wisdom he shares throughout the chapter. This is a book readers can pick up, flip to a page, and quickly and easily find powerful Christian guidance along with practical motivation. Ellis shares that, “Life is a series of transitions, and your ability to master transition is the key to you mastering the human experience.” Furthermore, he expresses that “transition should cause a transformation of your ‘self-view’, ‘God-view’, and ‘world-view’.” That may feel like a big undertaking, but Ellis walks you through it one step at a time. Transition, Mastering Life’s Movements is a fairly quick read, but it is jam packed with profound concepts and Godly counsel.


The Mastermind behind Transition: Mastering Life’s Movements:

Stan Ellis

Stan Ellis is an innovative strategist, compelling teacher, dynamic thought provoker, and inspiring motivator. He’s been studying and communicating creative strategies and solutions for the past twenty-five (25) years.  He is known for helping people think in new ways that they’ve never considered so they can advance to places they have never gone.  He shares his life with his wife Evelyn, and their three (3) young-adult daughters (Sharnae, Chera & Leah).

 


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Interviewed by God

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Interviewed by God,

A Journey to Freedom

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Book Description:

Interviewed by God is an account of Beth Banning’s journey of spiritual awakening—her conscious connection with God and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

From a very young age, Banning experienced phenomena that could only be called extraordinary: she’s received messages from spirit animals, felt kundalini energy awaken in her, and experienced dimensional shifts in her awareness that have allowed her to witness what only a few have seen.

She was visited by totem animals, took ritualistic baths, and visited shamans and healers; she experienced ecstatic states and received messages; her ego mind began to battle against her higher mind. As she experienced her spiritual journey, a small voice within guided her. With doubt as her constant companion she continued to follow her inner promptings, which led her to higher levels of truth about her connection to herself and the world and reality as we know it.

Written in a format in which the author is “interviewed by God,” the book is meant to be a mirror for the reader to reflect their own experiences back to them, and a gentle guide for those who are at the precipice of an extraordinary adventure and are either scared to jump or who hunger for answers and understanding. 


The Mastermind behind Interviewed by God:

Beth Banning

Beth Banning is a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual catalyst who lives in California with her husband, their cat, and their six pound poodle. She has published numerous books including, “Interviewed by God, A Journey to Freedom”.

She also wrote the Meditation for Life Series and co-authored several consciousness shifting seminars.  These seminars serve as a catalyst for participants to emerge with a whole new way of relating to themselves and to their world.

Learn more at BethBanning.com.

 


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Rob and Janelle

 

 


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The Caleb Years

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The Caleb Years

David Ingerson

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Book Description:

What would you do if you were led to believe by the doctors that your newborn child s life would be very short? What if the doctors told you your son would live at most only a couple of days? Would you give up, resigning yourself to simply trust the doctors pessimistic assessment, or would you fight for his life against all odds? When his fourth child was born, author and inspirational speaker, David Ingerson was faced with these troubling questions. The Caleb Years is a refreshing and inspirational account of the author s journey through the treacherous waters of uncertainty and the deep emotional wounds parents of a chronically ill child must endure. The author s vivid descriptions of each circumstance and deeply compelling emotion will put the reader in middle of his story – identifying with his pain and struggles, but also rejoicing in his victories.


Janelle’s Review:

David Ingerson and his wife, Kathy, faced a shocking and devastating time in their lives with the birth of the their fourth child.  The Caleb Years is a brutally honest look behind the curtains of what David and Kathy went through.  Ingerson is blunt when it comes to describing the doctors’ perspectives on whether or not to try and save baby Caleb.  He’s continues to be blunt when he shares the raw emotions and experiences both he and Kathy traversed together.  There is a very strong theme throughout the book that David Ingerson believed it was up to him to make the best decisions for his child over and above the doctors and even beyond Kathy’s input.  In fact, approximately two-thirds of the way through the book, Ingerson describes a situation in which he was “seething with rage because [his] wife [dared] to defy [his] word.”  The Ingerson’s extremely devout Christian views are what they give credit to for surviving the trauma of The Caleb Years.

If you, as a reader, are similar in extreme devout Christian faith, then David Ingerson’s The Caleb Years may very well resonate with you.  Reading about their ordeal from start to finish may give you strength or at least touch your heart.  On the other hand, if you are not fully immersed in the beliefs of the Old Testament, then you very well might find the author’s beliefs and behaviors to be quite upsetting.  Therefore, proceed with caution.  Beyond this aspect, The Caleb Years is flooded with an over abundance of adjectives and adverbs.  Their excessive use detracts from the story itself though it is quite evident that Ingerson was doing his best to help readers create a vivid picture in their minds.  This is a story of an adorable little boy, who went through horrendous times during his brief time on Earth, while in the end taught his parents to be grateful for every day.

The Mastermind behind The Caleb Years:

David Ingerson

David Ingerson is an exciting communicator who’s spoken to audiences around the world. During his twenty-year career as an Air Force officer he traveled extensively. Having suffered his share of setbacks, he encourages others to rise above life’s difficulties. David is genuine and passionate as he encourages his listeners to honestly admit their challenges and disappointments yet rise above. David and his wife, Kathleen, are parents of five children, making their home in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Learn more at www.thecalebyears.com.


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Liberating Jesus

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Liberating Jesus

Roberta Grimes

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Book Description:

Roberta Grimes spent decades studying nearly 200 years of afterlife evidence and forming a detailed picture of what happens at and after death. She then discovered that two thousand years ago Jesus told us things about God, reality, death, the afterlife, human nature, and the nature of reality that perfectly match the afterlife evidence in even small details. She outlines many of these correspondences in appendices to her books The Fun of Dying (2010, 2014) and The Fun of Staying in Touch (2014). In Liberating Jesus Roberta offers compelling evidence that the earliest Christians misunderstood the meaning and the message of Jesus. She demonstrates that all the correspondences between the Gospels and the afterlife evidence amount to nothing less than a new revelation from God. And she shows us that once we put aside the magic-thinking notion that the whole Christian Bible must be the Inspired Word of God just because the earliest Christians said it was, we at last free Jesus to bring to humankind the messages directly from God that long ago were His true life’s purpose. His promise remains as fresh today as it was two thousand years ago, and now it is confirmed by the afterlife evidence: if we will live according to the teachings of Jesus, we can create the Kingdom of God on earth.


The Mastermind behind Liberating Jesus:

Roberta Grimes

Roberta Grimes is a business attorney, novelist and speaker based in Austin, Texas, who had two extraordinary experiences of light as a child. In an attempt to understand her experiences, she has spent decades studying nearly 200 years of abundant and consistent communications from the dead and other afterlife-related evidence that eventually enabled her to assemble an in-depth understanding of who and what we are, how reality works, the nature of God, and the meaning and purpose of our lives.

Roberta has learned so much about the death process and the period immediately following death that in 2010 she published a brief summary of the best information called The Fun of Dying – Find Out What Really Happens Next. Her second book about the afterlife, The Fun of Staying in Touch, documents the many ways in which the dead contact us, and the wonderful recent research that is making it easier for us to contact them.


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The Gift: A Parable of the Key

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The Gift: A Parable of the Key

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

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Book Description:

After the death of their only child, it was time for Virginia and Richard to truly act on the power held within the five stones.

But their healing was taking a long time, and, quite frankly, proving to be an empty vessel needing to be filled.

Would they ever have a child of their own?

Would the old key help in their search for the truth? Joy was in their lives once again, a homeless teen with an alcoholic mother, still managing the journey to Just Desserts for another pink cupcake.

Was Joy the answer? And if so, what was the truth locked within her heart?

Travel with Virginia and Richard as they make their journey with God. Seek. Knock. Open. Find. Discover for yourself how an open heart – heals.


The Mastermind behind Conquering Your Goliaths:

Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones has been a published writer since 1987.  She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mass Communication and a minor in Creative Writing. Her studies included work in creative writing, public relations and journalism. In 2012, she opened the doors to Idea Creations Press, a publishing services company that caters to writers and their writing, publishing, and marketing needs. She has published 8 books – including Christian fiction, nonfiction, middle reader, and mystery.

Learn more at http://www.ariverofstones.com and http://www.ideacreationspress.com


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The question remains – Will you accept your mission?

Rob and Janelle

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New Prophetic 2016 Almanac

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New Prophetic 2016 Almanac

Bill Jenkins

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Book Description:

The New Prophetic Almanac is an insightful and interesting book that will take you on a spiritual journey, helping to reveal the plan of God in your life for 2016. From important dates to impactful knowledge, and a prophetic word for all 50 States, this is a book full of information, inspiration and divine revelation.

In this book you will learn:

• The prophetic plan of God for 2016
• How the number 16 is connected to your success
• What important numbers, colors and names to watch for during the year
• Biblical knowledge that will rekindle your fire for God
• What it means to be born on the 16th day of the month
• Scriptures that will elevate you to another level of favor
• Fun facts concerning the number sixteen
• The 2016 Spiritual Forecast for all 50 States in America


The Mastermind behind The New Prophetic Almanac 2016:

Pastor Bill Jenkins

Pastor Bill Jenkins is the founder and senior pastor of the church of acts as well as a television and radio host. Rapidly becoming known as an apostle of God with a prophetic voice, he works to release a message of hope in our world. With deep spiritual revelation and insight from  God’s word, Pastor Bill takes the toughest passages of scripture and  explains them in a practical and interesting way. He is the “go-to-guy” when it comes to understanding the biblical numbers and their spiritual significance. A devoted husband and father, his passion is for others to become successful as they apply the principles of Christ.

Learn more at www.churchofacts.org.


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