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Review: The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel FastThe Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Would you laugh if I told you that my favorite part of a book on fasting was the recipes? I’ve always enjoyed learning how people express their spirituality and I really enjoyed this book.

I would certainly recommend it for the person who is considering the Daniel (or any) fast.

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is an inspiring resource for Christians who want to pursue a more intimate relationship with God through the 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting known as the Daniel Fast. As you deny yourself certain foods—such as sugars, processed ingredients, and solid fats—you will not only embrace healthier eating habits, you’ll also discover a greater awareness of God’s presence. Author Kristen Feola explains the Daniel Fast in easy-to-understand language, provides 21 thought-provoking devotionals for each day of the fast, and shares more than 100 tasty, easy-to-make recipes that follow fasting guidelines.In a conversational style, Feola helps you structure the fast so you can spend less time thinking about what to eat and more time focusing on God. You will also discover that ‘to fast’ means ‘to feast’ on the only thing that truly nourishes?God’s powerful Word.

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Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Book Reviews

 

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

Sometimes I see some cover art that just blows my mind. As you know,
you can’t judge a book by it’s cover but … wow!

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moonshine_144dpi-396x600Daisy’s starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image.

In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.

Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her dazzling powers.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in book news

 

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Review: Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian MythologyEgyptian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Ancient Gods and Beliefs of Egyptian Mythology by Robert Carlson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I enjoyed it, the book was needed to be larger.

At best it will whet your appetite for more Egyptian mythology…

Egyptian Mythology
In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian Mythology the author has given a lot of thought to the context of the subject. This makes it an easy read. There is a useful Historical Timeline which allows the reader to follow the complexities of Egyptian history and locate the mythology within the development of the country.

Inside you will read about…
✓ A Timeline for Ancient Egypt
✓ Historical Egypt
✓ The Myth Of Creation
✓ The Pantheon Of Gods
✓ Mythology In Day To Day Ancient Egypt
✓ The Central Role Of The Temple And Some Temple Rituals
✓ Sources Of The History Of Egyptian Mythology
✓ The Underworld And Life After Death
✓ Pyramids And Their Locations

The book includes the myths of the creation in some detail and introduces the top Deities in a Pantheon of over two thousand God and Goddesses. The presence and importance of the Nile is discussed and details of daily life, including the rituals followed in the temples, essentially the backbone of the economy, are well covered.

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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Review: Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology by Robert Carlson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Concise

For the most part I enjoyed this book. I really think that it should have been much larger. You’ll blow through this one in one sitting.

An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out more.

Inside you will read about…
✓ The Creation in Norse Mythology
✓ The Nine Worlds
✓ Major Gods and Goddesses
✓ Valhalla
✓ Ragnarok
✓ The Sagas
✓ The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today

The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project Gutenberg, and you are left with the sounds and taste of the times… ringing in your ears and tingling on your tongue.

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Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Book Reviews

 

In my mailbox: The Lunar Nomad Oracle

Picture 21Weiser Books was kind enough to send Shaheen Miro‘s “The Lunar Nomad Oracle”. I have been working with it all morning and I plan to do a video review of it in the next few weeks.

I’m about half-way through the guide book and I’m stunned by the beautiful artwork of the included deck of cards.

Expect to see this set of cards at your favorite bookstore March 1st.

51zp-asefxl-_sx354_bo1204203200_The Lunar Nomad Oracle is a set of keys for unlocking and understanding your intuitive side, your “lunar self.” As a nomad on the path of the lunar self, you will awaken your sense of wonder and discover your creative desires to facilitate introspection, awareness, and lasting change.

The Lunar Nomad Oracle is inspired by the traditional Lenormand system, but unlike the Lenormand, this deck comprises 43 cards and additional significator cards that are multiracial and multiethnic. The Lunar Nomad Oracle cards are rich with layers, colors, and imagery, all designed to speak to the intuitive self. The book and deck allow users to explore their inner depths, looking for clues and prompts to activate their lunar side–their creativity, intuition, and inner wisdom. The symbolism of the cards helps the user formulate a story or reading. The process will be familiar to followers of tarot, but because The Lunar Nomad Oracle does not have suits or a linear structure, readers have the freedom and fluidity to really explore the deck and add their own insights and interpretations.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2018 in book news

 

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History of the Gremlin bell

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

In my mailbox: Secrets of Chinese Divination by Sasha Fenton

Picture 20This week the good folks at Hampton Roads sent a free review copy of Sasha Fenton’s book Secrets of Chinese Divination: A Beginner’s Guide to 11 Ancient Oracle Systems. I’m looking forward to another cool book by Sasha Fenton. I’ve enjoyed reading her books Fortune Teller’s Handbook and Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Tarot.

Expect to find this one at your favorite bookstore February 1st…

Baffled by Chinese astrology? Confused by Feng Shui? Author Sasha Fenton delves into 11 major Chinese divination systems based on ancient practices, providing easily accessible introductions and instructions so the beginner can put these methods to use.

41ccfkbxmklIncluded are the following:

  • Chinese astrology
  • Feng Shui
  • I Ching
  • Chinese hand reading
  • Face reading
  • Lunar oracle
  • Mah Jong reading
  • Lo Shu Square
  • Weighing the bones
  • Yarrow stick divination
  • Four Pillars of Destiny
 
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Posted by on January 27, 2018 in book news

 

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Posted by on January 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Review: Astrology for Success: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign Potential

Astrology for Success: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign PotentialAstrology for Success: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign Potential by Cass Jackson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As you might guess from the title, “Astrology for Success: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign Potential” by Cass and Janie Jackson is basic Astrology with a focus on what might be considered “success” for you, whether that be money, relationships, heath, etc..

I really didn’t enjoy the Jackson’s last book “Astrology Plain and Simple” but upon reflection I’ve felt that I was a little unfair with my review. I was put off by the subtitle “The Only Book That You Will Ever Need” and I’ve really regretted that review. All that being said, I wanted to give this one a fair read.

In it’s 156 pages “Astrology for Success” attempts to be a merging of an Astrology book with a self-help book. It was okay, but the book didn’t work for me. It came off as very repetitive, it had no Index, it lacked a suggested readings, and had no conclusion. After the sun signs are covered the book shifts gears to a chapter on “Rising Sign” and fizzles to a stop. The authors really should have added some final thoughts.

I suggest checking this one out at the library.

51xrbuqcgqlDisclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Samson

I don’t know. I liked the Victor Mature version…

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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