“Involution: An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God” by Philippa Rees Challenges the Core of Scientific Thought. Runner-up Book of the Year (2013) Nominated by the Scientific and Medical Network.
“A controversial hair-and-eye-brow-raising subject…insightful…brave… Getting close to science as well as to God at the same time, that’s no mean feat. — Ervin Laszlo
This book is quietly revolutionary. From the history of scientific ideas it constructs a scaffolding from which to view another building altogether, the cathedral of consciousness. What the mystics have perennially known, science has now re-approached, but inspiration has been science’s quiet companion all along.
It proposes that the language and methods of science, limited to the divisive and dividing intellect, precludes perception of what underpins science and creation itself. Since the followers of Plato and Aristotle parted the ways to knowledge, science has separated intellect from experience, mind from matter, heart from head and ultimately consciousness from the material universe. It is this division that this book seeks to illuminate and heal.
The beauty of your writing is that you allow the truth to breathe. — Philip Franses (Editor Holistic Science Journal)
Rees makes a second assertion: the history of Science has More >
Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn’t suppress – “The Talmud: A Biography” by Dr. Harry Freedman.
The story of The Talmud is the story of a remarkable piece of world literature and a thrilling insight into the Jewish psyche. It offers a devastating account of the history of the Jewish people.
In The Talmud, authoritative Jewish scholar Harry Freedman recounts the engrossing story of the ancient scripture, which contains over a million words in thirty five volumes. A central text of Rabbinic Judaism, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It has been banned, censored and burnt, guided monarchists and republicans, inspired poets and artists, and upheld by Protestants and Popes. Pored over for over 1,500 years, the Talmud’s story is a fascinating insight into the history of Judaism.
About the Author:
Dr Harry Freedman is a writer and academic with a PhD in Aramaic. He has published a number of books including Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (OUP) and Gospels Veiled Agenda (O-Books). He is a frequent contributor to the Jewish Chronicle, New Law Journal, Jewish Quarterly and the Huffington Post.
“This is a must read More >
Can a runaway bride stop running? Find out in “The Wedding Proposal” by Sue Moorcroft.
Elle Jamieson is an unusually private person, in relationships as well as at work – and for good reason. But when she’s made redundant, with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to a new life in sunny Malta.
Lucas Rose hates secrets – he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less from others. He’s furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon’s misguided attempts at matchmaking.
Forced to live in close proximity, it’s hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas’s wedding proposal ended everything they had. But then an unexpected phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle’s hidden past when it finally comes to light?
About the Author:
Sue Moorcroft is a working writer. The Wedding Proposal is her tenth novel and seventh novel with Choc Lit – Starting Over, All That Mullarkey, Want to Know a Secret?, Love & Freedom and Dream a Little Dream More >
On the verge of victory, one secret threatens to destroy everything they’ve ever worked for in the SciFi novel “Revealing the Revolution” by N. M. Sotzek.
In her debut novel ‘Revealing the Revolution,’ N.M Sotzek explores the different aspects of a futuristic adventure sport, Scanning, and its consequences on society. The sport consists of physically demanding and dangerous obstacle challenges, and scanning genetic codes of animals to use in the challenges. Teams are comprised of four people, one of which is the captain. To complete challenges, each member is partnered with an AIM – an Artificial Intelligence Morpher.
Three editions of this novel will be released within the same month: digital, paperback, and large print. The profits from the large print edition in the month of January will be donated to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and Service for Sight in honour of Glaucoma Awareness Month. N.M Sotzek was diagnosed with the disease at a young age.
Readers will be drawn into the not-so-future culture and how developments in technology affect and change the way we live. This novel is the first in a series, each with a unique focus on the technology and its More >
“Dirty Beautiful Words” by Brooklyn Brayl is a Transgender Coming-Out Story Told In Visual Poetry.
Dirty Beautiful Words is a product of searching for the light, through highs and lows, love and loss, connection and alienation. While it’s true that most people never look in the mirror and wonder if they were born in the wrong body or understand the pain associated with that journey, we all go through a process of untangling the ‘Who am I?’ question.
This book of poetry is a part of that untangling – that yearning for a complete identity.
Beyond that question, in all of us is the relationship that exists with ourselves and the relationship that exists with those who are present while figuring it out: those who have held our hearts, lifted our spirits, and forced us to believe in ourselves – and unfortunately, those who have screwed us over, took us for granted, and left us to pick up the pieces.
Regardless of background or past experiences, we are the same. The story of struggle, heartbreak and finding the strength to be our most authentic self isn’t always a dress covered in sequins.
These poems arise out of Brooklyn’s deep desire More >
Aidan McRaney is forced to confront a past he never knew existed in “Progeny of a Killer” by Jean Shorney.
Undercover agent and assassin, Aidan McRaney is sent to infiltrate the lair of fellow Irishman, Daniel Corrigan, by his boss, wheelchair -bound Sir George Treveleyan. Only Corrigan and Treveleyan know of McRaney’s secret past. Aidan has no idea of his mother’s affair with wanted I.R.A man, Connor McMartland, who was also Corrigan’s father. It is this which triggers a chain of unprecedented events.
Aidan’s orders are to obtain proof that Corrigan is involved in paedophilia and white slave trafficking, before he delivers the final coup de grace. Corrigan’s elimination.
But all things go awry when Corrigan asks Aidan to bring Treveleyan to him. His intention, to make an example for those executed in the 1916 Uprising. However much he loathes the idea, Aidan cannot possibly refuse Corrigan’s request, when Aidan’s 11 year old son is kidnapped,and held by an unscrupulous paedophile.
About the Author:
I live in Thatcham in Berkshire, and work part time in a local care home. I spend the rest of my day writing, and have published five books online. The inspiration for my novels comes More >
Somewhere in England lies the village of Rooksbourne – “Elemental” by John Connors.
It is so quiet that you might not even notice it’s there yet it is the most important place in the whole world. Thirteen year old Tom Allenby is plunged into the adventure of a lifetime when he moves to the village where nothing is what it seems.
With the help of new friends and a mysterious stone that gives him new powers, Tom battles deadly over-sized animals, plants and birds as he races to stop a plan that threatens the whole world. Mixing fantasy, mystery and myth Elemental is the exciting first book in the Heart of the World series!
About the Author:
John Connors was born and lives in Liverpool and Elemental is his first novel. However it has been written several times so there is now no longer a talking worm! It is the first in a series of books called Heart of the World. For more information on Elemental and forthcoming books go to www.heartoftheworldbooks.co.uk
In real life, he works for an IT related company in management information statistics. He also gardens at the weekend. He has written a lot of reviews and articles for amateur More >
“The Loves We Left Behind” by Margaret Tanner is a World War I Centenary Collection.
A hundred years ago, from the far flung corners of the British Empire, young men rushed to fight for Mother England. They left their wives and sweethearts behind. Many of these brave women waited in vain for their men folk to return. How did they cope with the loss and heartache? Could they ever hope to find happiness with another man?
Three full novels, each telling a brave young woman’s story of triumph over tragedy and adversity. Allison’s War, Daring Masquerade and Lauren’s Dilemma.
Allison’s War: In 1916, on the French battlefields, a dying soldier’s confession has the power to ruin the woman he loves.
Daring Masquerade: Harriet Martin masquerades as a boy so she can work with her shell-shocked brother, falling in love with her boss wasn’t part of the plan.
Lauren’s Dilemma: Lauren Cunningham, carrying the out-of-wedlock child of a soldier, marries another man who is unjustly tried for murder. To save his life, will she publicly admit her sin, and risk the diabolical consequences that will surely follow?
About the Author:
Margaret Tanner belongs to the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Group More >
“Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir” by Jim Landwehr is a moving memoir that will make you laugh out loud and cry real tears.
Jim Landwehr and his brothers pursue their love of the outdoors by tackling some of the country’s most remote terrain, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. While encountering crazed loons, widow-making portages, and temperamental automobiles, they also discover more about each other and their long deceased father. In recent years, with a desire to instill their love of the area into their own children, they include them in their voyages, and the legacy continues. Their exploits are woven throughout with humor, emotion, and warmth.
While it is a memoir on camping adventures in the North Woods of Minnesota, it is more about the valuable lessons learned from Family, Friendships, Love and Loss. It is written with heartwarming, honest and sometimes comical memories of some of the life experiences we all encounter. – Flrdagrma (Minnesota, USA)
I felt like I was there. I could smell the tent, feel the sunshine, hear the kids, see the lake and taste the fish. – jody spafford (CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY, US)
Great summer read! Couldn’t put it down. Everything from northern More >
Florida Author, Herb Sennett, Releases New Historical/Religious Fiction Novel “The Reluctant General.”
Their world was falling apart. They had come to the land of the Canaanites to find a home where they could live in peace after years of slavery in Egypt. But, now the ancient Israelites faced opposition and persecution from a cruel and vicious king named Jabin and his cold-hearted commander of the army, Cisera. The persecution and hellacious taxation policies continued for over twenty years until a woman named Deborah and her reluctant hero led a rag-tag group of men to the rescue!
The story of Deborah and Barak from the biblical book of Judges describes amazing courage and fortitude beyond modern comprehension. In this modern retelling of the old story, Herb Sennett brings to life the people of 1150 BC in such a way that their hopes, dreams, struggles, pain, and suffering help us face our own problems in the light of God’s willingness to help his people whenever they are threatened with extinction. The Jewish people of that day knew little of warfare and tactics, but they were able to defeat the most powerful army of the day and then conquer the More >