Nonfiction

Rebranding The Church

Peder Tellefsdal (selfpublishing.com)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Peder Tellefsdal’s Rebranding the Church addresses the urgent need for the Christian church to reconnect with contemporary society. The book, anchored in Tellefsdal’s expertise as a communication consultant and his personal faith journey, provides a compelling blueprint for revitalizing the church’s message and relevance in the modern world. Tellefsdal’s thesis is that the church's communication failures have led to its current disconnect with contemporary audiences. He identifies two primary pitfalls: either diluting the Gospel to appear relev...

Wings to Rise above Divorce

Loren Cribbs (selfpublishing.com)

| Reviewed by Eugene Lasha

Wings to Rise above Divorce by Loren Cribbs is a beacon of hope for anyone dealing with a failing marriage, separation, or divorce. With candid honesty and profound insight, Cribbs shares her journey from the hopeful expectations of her wedding day to the painful reality of a crumbling relationship, ultimately finding solace and renewal in her faith. The book begins with a raw introduction, setting the premise for a heartfelt exploration of the lies we tell ourselves about relationships, ourselves, and others. Through the lens of personal anecd...

Busting Drug Dealers: Diaries of a DEA Special Agent

Mike Fredericks (Special Agent Press)

| Reviewed by James Farlow

Busting Drug Dealers: Diaries of a DEA Special Agent by Mike Fredericks offers a gripping firsthand account of the harrowing world of drug enforcement, providing readers with a front-row seat to the adrenaline-fueled adventures of a seasoned DEA agent. Fredericks's narrative, drawn from his extensive diaries and court documents, reads like a high-stakes thriller, offering a raw and unfiltered glimpse into the underbelly of world drug trafficking. From the bustling streets of Portland to the treacherous jungles of Colombia, Fredericks takes read...

The Miller's Angel Baby: A Memoir of My Alcoholic Father’s Secret Life

A. R. Miller (Amazon)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

In The Miller's Angel Baby by A. R. Miller, buried family secrets and devastating losses unravel in a haunting tale of growth and personal transformation. Meet Alexis, whose facade of a perfect life shatters, propelling her into a journey of self-discovery and revelation. As she confronts her father's mysterious past and untangles a web of deception spanning generations, Alexis experiences grief, forgiveness, and audacious leaps of faith. This spellbinding narrative explores themes of alcoholism, loss, and betrayal, showcasing the heroine's unw...

The Power Of Networking: Strategies for Career Excellence, Job Development, and Building Greater Tri...

Michael V. Morgan (Michael V. Morgan)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

In a world where professional success hinges on academic prowess and strategic networking, Michael V. Morgan's The Power of Networking emerges as a powerful tool for individuals navigating the complex terrain of career development. With a comprehensive blueprint from college endeavors to career milestones, Morgan offers a roadmap with practical insights and actionable advice. At the core of Morgan's narrative lies the pivotal role of mentorship—a theme woven intricately throughout the text. Drawing from personal anecdotes and experiences, Morga...

Against All Odds

Carola Hauer (Carola Hauer)

| Reviewed by James Farlow

Against All Odds by Carola Hauer is a compelling and insightful exploration of complex trauma and the arduous journey toward healing. Hauer examines the intricate dynamics of trauma recovery, shedding light on the often-overlooked struggles faced by survivors of childhood abuse. The book begins by defining complex trauma and its profound impact on individuals, emphasizing the devastating effects of polyvictimization and the long-lasting scars it leaves on survivors. Hauer intelligently discusses the complex nature of trauma recovery, highl...

The Money Map, A Spiritual Guide for Financial Success

Kasey J. Claytor (Osprey Publishing)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Money Map: A Spiritual Guide for Financial Success by Kasey J. Claytor is a transformative journey that intertwines spirituality and finance, offering readers a profound understanding of their relationship with money. Claytor's insightful exploration of the core of financial consciousness unravels the intricate web of beliefs, habits, and emotions that shape our economic lives and determine our level of financial freedom. Through engaging storytelling and practical guidance, Claytor leads readers on a path of self-discovery, inviting them t...

Resisting Manipulation: Embarking on a Journey Towards a Just and Ethical Societ

Michel Godet (selfpublishing.com)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Resisting Manipulation: Embarking on a Journey Towards a Just and Ethical Society by Michel Godet is a thought-provoking exploration of manipulation, societal ethics, and the pursuit of justice. With a focus on critical thinking and ethical decision-making, Godet presents a compelling message that empowers readers to challenge deception and advocate for positive change. Through engaging storytelling and insightful analysis, Godet examines the various aspects of manipulation, from personal relationships to societal frameworks, shedding light on...

My Search for Jazzbo Jones

Ethan Hirsh (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Daniel Rhodes

My Search for Jazzbo Jones by Ethan Hirsh is a spellbinding memoir that narrates the author's quest for understanding and his unlikely friendship with Jim Beeson, a blind man with a remarkable story. Through vivid storytelling and keen observation, Hirsh takes readers on a journey filled with nostalgia, humor, and profound insights. One of the most striking aspects of the book is the portrayal of Jim Beeson, a complex and resilient character who overcame adversity to become an advocate for the blind. Despite their differences in age and backgro...

Wandering Wonderers: Essays on the Nature of Being and Big Ideas

Keith Tidman (Holism Publisher)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Wandering Wonderers: Essays on the Nature of Being and Big Ideas by Keith Tidman offers a thought-provoking experience for readers in philosophy, science, and ethics, inviting readers to ponder the fundamental questions of existence and human nature. Through a series of thought-provoking essays, Tidman explores diverse topics ranging from the mysteries of existence to the complex nature of healthcare policy, weaving together insights from philosophy, psychology, cosmology, and more. In “Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?” the author ex...

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