Archive | June 2014

4.0 out of 5 stars true love, June 15, 2014

4.0 out of 5 stars true love, June 15, 2014
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This review is from: Enchantment of a Princess: Castles, Kings, and Lovely Dreams (Kindle Edition)
I loved this story, life is about truth of love bringing you out of despair, great story of hope and love for children and adults.
By Therese Johansson – published by C.A. Books

5.0 out of 5 stars The lost years, recovered through the act of philosophical imagination,June 27, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars The lost years, recovered through the act of philosophical imagination,June 27, 2014
This review is from: Yeshua HaMashiach: The Lost Years (Yeshua HaMashiach Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This book is a lovingly told story of the childhood of Christ, which has barely been imagined on paper before, hence the meaning of ’The Lost Years’. The names—starting with the title, YESHUA HAMASHIACH—maintain the original, Hebrew pronunciation, which for me, offers the ring of authenticity. Fiction is invention, so prepare yourself to be surprised, as Yeshua Ben Yoseph is shown to travel far out of the land of Israel in his early life.The writing in this book has a romantic tone to it, and for the most part it is delivered in simple language that even a child can understand. “Surrounded by divine light throughout the journey, Maryam was little aware that upon their arrival, she’d been carried to a cloth covered straw bed to lie on.” And later, “Maryam felt to be lifted above the surrounding angelic presence watching over her body as it opened for the birth.”The author, Christian Ashley, studies the cognitive processes of creative expression, which dovetails into her own method of writing. Her ideas start upon the basis of research into the Essene philosopy and the historical location and time, and then they take a life of their own as they evolve through dreams and visions. In a deeply philosophical tone, Yeshua says, “Through the illusion of death, I will show the world that THAT I AM not a body. I AM — as we all are — the eternal, divine energy of God.”

One note about the the look of the book. Lovely cover, based on art by the author. And, there is a miniature image above each chapter name, displaying a geographical map or a painting (again, by the author.) Each chapter name is flanked by a sun symbol to the left and right of it. Just, attention to detail.

Five stars.


A very well researched and written book .., June 20, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars A very well researched and written book .., June 20, 2014
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This review is from: Yeshua HaMashiach: The Lost Years (Yeshua HaMashiach Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
There is so much information written over the many centuries, that is brought together here in this first book. I am finding it difficult to put it down. As a history fan, this fascinates me. It helps to put everything into perspective, and allows us a glimpse into his early years, that the church authorized canons do not allow, and that researchers and scholars have asked so often: “Why?” Why is this missing? Was it deliberately left out? I, for one will be waiting impatiently for the other two books.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful First Novel!, April 11, 2014

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful First Novel!, April 11, 2014
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This review is from: The Trap – Emancipation (Kindle Edition)
This engaging first novel presents a faithful picture of Southern life in the 1960s, at the height of the civil rights struggle. Anyone who has ever lived in the Southeast, or visited there, will recognize the truth of these characters and the artistry with which they are brought to life in this lively story. Headrick has mastered the dialects of two Southern groups, and he manages to make both dialects understandable through good writing and clever clues to meaning.The novel strongly enlists the reader’s interest, as it follows the exploits of a young part-black boy, Jesop Arnaud, and an adorable mouse, Jim, sent to him by his psychic great-grandmother, a Cajun practitioner of good Voodoo magic. Jesop faces terrible ordeals at the hands of a few bigoted white people and a wicked great aunt, who is intent on bringing ruin to her sister and her sister’s family. Headrick deftly develops the characters of Jesop and his family and friends so that the reader is quickly absorbed in their lives and trials.

Some of the incidents seem absurd and fantastic in some ways. But Headrick’s talent shines through as he transforms the most unlikely materials into a work of literary art. The novel is eminently readable, with a style reminiscent of Mark Twain at his best. This rare, sensational first novel will leave the reader yearning to read more about the exploits of young Jesop and the tender, if sometimes troubled, romance between his parents.

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