Wednesday, September 30, 2009
There are times in our lives when we cannot see daylight even when all the lights are on. So it is for Pastor J.T. Thomas.
Forsaken by Vanessa Miller brings its readers into the tumultuous life a man of the cloth whose fabric is riddled with holes of his past and current indiscretions. How the couple will handle the hardships of ‘roosters coming home to roost’ is one that will provoke a myriad of emotions. From beginning to end, the manifestation of how we touch others lives is vividly shown.
Vanessa Miller of Dayton, Ohio is an Essence best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Get You Some Business, Don’t Turn Your Back on God, and Can’t You Hear Them Crying and Abundant Rain.
To date, Vanessa has written the Rain Series and the Storm Series. The books in the Rain Series are: Former Rain, Abundant Rain, and Latter Rain. The books in the Storm Series are: Rain Storm and Through the Storm. These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.
FORSAKEN is Vanessa’s newest book. Forsaken is the story of a fallen pastor’s journey back to God. Vanessa believes that each of her books will touch readers across the country in a special way. It is, after all her God-given destiny to write novels that bring deliverance to God’s people.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A Taste of Fame by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson takes its reader’s on an adventure that is fun, filled with adventure and displays how strong friendships are forged.
The individuals are ones most can identify with. If we are truly honest we can admit that at one time in our life we have been them. Who are they? They are women who love Christ, but are imperfect in their walk.
In their imperfection the ladies have won a cooking contest and now must compete on national television. Their journey to and adventures in New York allow them to discover much about themselves and a world they had only read about or viewed on television.
This is a fun read and if you are into cooking you will appreciate the recipes that are included.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Debut author LaCricia A’ngelle has written candidly regarding the plight of the necessity for wise counsel.
Antoinette Walker, like all of us has a past.
As a counselor she readily dispensed wisdom that if heeded, could bring closure and healing. In spite of her professional prowess, Antoinette had yet to apply the same methodology to her own situation. Readers may well identify with this young wife, mother and professional struggling to remain in the present when her very real past comes to visit.
LaCricia A’ngelle does an excellent job of combining biblical truth with common sense to present very realistic counseling sessions.
Girl, Naw! Exposes the reader to the very human and vulnerable side of professionals who are viewed as having it all together, but if asked their very real response may well be – Girl, Naw!
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Armed with the standard list of questions most interviewers keep on hand, I pondered which ones I would draw from for today’s piece.
After speaking to Ms. A’ngelle I felt a bit more secure in what I would bring forth. I did because I took off the restraints and wrote from the heart. You see, once you have spent any length of time with LaCricia A’ngelle, your heart has been forever touched by the effervescent author from Tennessee.
Effervescent – bubbling, scintillating, sparkling, sparkling, marked by high spirits. Each of the aforementioned adjectives can certainly be used to describe LaCricia. They can because she is FREE. Within that freedom she is unencumbered by the restraints that too often confine the literary prose. Because she is free she writes with abandon, wisdom, skill and the love of God. The freedom that she exudes in virtually every aspect of her life flows from her pen onto paper as entertainment securely wrapped in ministry.
To aspiring and novice authors she encourages you to step out on the gift God has entrusted to you. In doing so she cautions that there are no shortcuts and that you must take the time to learn the craft.
You can find out more about LaCricia A’ngelle by visiting her on the web at:
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