The Ravine: A Novel of Evil, Hope, and The Afterlife

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Today I posted a book review on Amazon for The Ravine: A Novel of Evil, Hope, and The Afterlife by Robert Pascuzzi:

Forgiveness is a concept that seems to be everywhere these days, whether in books, Facebook memes, or at the pulpit. No matter what their religious or spiritual tradition, most of us can agree on the necessity of forgiveness in the human experience.

But what does it really mean? And how can someone forgive a crime like the horrific murder of one’s own wife and child?

In his compelling fictional novel The Ravine, author Robert Pascuzzi delves deeply for answers to these questions, drawing from the teachings of Jesus in Scripture. Understanding the difficulties most of us have in offering forgiveness for much lesser transgressions than murder, the author presents a realistic portrayal of characters struggling to process the reality of two brutal murders and a suicide by a very close friend.

Along the way, readers encounter supernatural occurrences, along with a psychically gifted character who acts as a bridge between God and the grief-and-anger stricken. While I would like to have seen the character of Tony throughout the course of the novel (he’s the brother of the murderer) and witnessed his spiritual development in the aftermath of the crimes, Pascuzzi does a nice job portraying its effects upon the offender’s two best friends, who nearly lose their marriage in the fallout.

Readers may be put off by what appears to be “The Devil Made Me Do It” excuse, but I viewed this as one man’s inability to use his God-given free will to say “No” to evil and listen to the word of God instead of the directives of The Enemy. I found the book to be a fascinating ride through this imperfect earthly life, with the promise of heaven via forgiveness. It’s filled with hope that life does not end but rather changes form, while it affirms God’s promise to his faithful. A highly recommended read.

Today, I interviewed Robert Pascuzzi on Writestream. Click below to listen to a thought-provoking discussion.

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Writestream Tuesday: ‘Love Like God’ with Jennifer Hicks – UPDATED with Archive

Psychic-medium Jennifer Hicks.

Psychic-medium Jennifer Hicks.

Ready to begin the New Year with a brand-new perspective? Join me on Tuesday, December 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome two-time Just Believe guest, psychic medium, and author Jennifer Hicks to Writestream. Jennifer will tell us about her background and career, define psychic phenomena (separating fact from fiction) and discuss her contribution to the book, Love Like God:

In this groundbreaking compilation, well-known individuals from across the globe share stories of how they learned to release the conditions that block unconditional love. Along with the insights of Caroline A. Shearer, readers will be reminded of their natural state of love and will begin to envision a world without fear or judgment or pain.

I am so looking forward to delving into all of these fascinating topics with Jennifer, knowing first-hand through my own personal consultation and the experiences of Just Believe’s live callers, the full extent of her remarkable psychic abilities. Aside from her incredible spiritual gifts, Jennifer has also been blessed with exceptional intelligence and communications skills, with a genuine desire to help others. If you’ve never listened to her on the air before, you are definitely in for a treat!

During the live show, please call in with your questions and comments at (347) 945-7246 and join us in the live chat. To listen online, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday with Jennifer Hicks. Or dial the (347) number to listen by phone.

Make your 2015 a spectacular one! Tune in to Writestream Tuesday with Jennifer Hicks on December 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

UPDATE: Did you miss the live broadcast? Click below to listen.

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Cocoa Beach Scenes

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Took some time out yesterday to hang out with another writer-friend in beautiful Cocoa Beach, where we also brainstormed ideas and learned more about each other’s specialties for the purpose of networking and generating more clients.

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The weather has been absolutely magnificent and I’m glad we took some time to walk on the beach. It was a welcome respite from the depressing, horrifying ebola news cycle. Daily prayer, hard work, and nature breaks continue to keep me calm, focused, and resolute.

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When you take in views like these, it’s hard to be angry. Yes, I’m still informed. Yes, I’m still outraged. I’m simply stating that it’s nice to take a mental vacation from it every so often. Actually, it’s not just nice, it’s necessary for my sanity.

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Thank you God, for beautiful Florida beaches!

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Get to Know David Adelson, author of ‘Awaken To Who You Are’

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The other day on Writestream, I interviewed spiritual teacher and author David Adelson in one of my most interesting discussions to date. When I read his e-book, Awaken To Who You Are in preparation for the broadcast, I was pleasantly surprised by his natural sense of humor. David infuses his book with an attitude of joy and playfulness, which makes it much easier for the reader to grasp its deep, esoteric concepts.

Author David Adelson.

Author David Adelson.

During the interview, I quickly discovered that the book’s mirthful approach to metaphysics is a direct reflection of his fun-loving, outgoing personality. We covered some of the most important principles in Awaken To Who You Are, although it was impossible to delve into everything in the short span of 55 minutes, which is why I plan to bring David back onto the show soon.

If you missed it, click below:

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For a limited time, David is offering a free download of his e-book to the first 50 listeners who visit this link.

And don’t forget to visit his YouTube Channel for more information.

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Writestream Tuesday with author David Adelson and the Right Wing Riot

Author David Adelson.

Ready to experience a deeper level of spiritual understanding?

Join me  on August 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome author David Adelson to the show to discuss his book Awaken To Who You Are:

  • Over 40 years of spiritual research and experience created this book. Bliss, happiness, health and wholeness grows in and around as you read it
  • Over 140 pictures only 170 pages quick, easy-to-read read it daily for maximum growth read quick
  • Awaken To Who You Are gives you intellectual knowledge — and much more!
  • Each reading actually awakens you to every concept presented and it’s direct experience.
  • Advanced meditators, beginners, and anyone in-between will benefit from continued readings — each reading deepens your wisdom and experience.
  • With more than 140 incredible illustrations, To Who You Are presents the most complete, profound, and deepest understandings yet presented on earth.

Then after an hour of Zen, the Right Wing Riot – Luminaries of Liberty will kick it up a notch with their special brand of “Public Service Satire” featuring The Prince of Whitebread, Scary Smart and Ms. Always Right.

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During the live show, hosts and guests look forward to taking your calls and interacting with you in the live chat room. To listen online, click here. To dial into the show or listen over the phone, call (347) 945-7246.

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