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51 results for 'books'

Transcendent Force?

By Vikas Sharma, published on Mar 21, 2014

Is there an eternal dynamic which drives the cosmic order forward? Religion posits that such a power exists: God. But our learned academicians would have none of it. The ‘entrenched academic’ mantra is: “Everything is random; all is happenstance; there is no design or designer; there is no meaning or purpose to the cosmic order. We live in an accidental multi-billion galaxy universe.”

The entrenched academics caution the wavering that if you reject ‘Randomness’ they are then thrown-into-the-arms of the supernatural Creationists, heaven forbid. The creationists counter that if you reject... (more)

Tags: books, programming the universe

The Broken Gift

By Yvonne Wu, published on Aug 29, 2013

... in one package as the book does, answers a great deal of the origins question.

This book is for teens and adults. Your family can spend quality time having a discussion about science, religion and the meaning and purpose of life.

Daniel Friedmann is CEO of MDA Corp., specializing in robotics. He has a master's in engineering physics and 30 years' experience in the space industry. He is also a longtime student of cosmology and religion. The Broken Gift is available at and at


Tags: religion, book tour, philosophy, science, author interview, books, christian, catholic, non-fiction, jewish, origins debate, creation vs evolution, spirtual

Good questions worth asking , I think. How would you answer?

By Shaun Gibson, published on Aug 27, 2013


























Some good questions here, what is your favourite, what question would you like to answer most?

What would you do in some of... (more)

Tags: family, comedy, humour, friends, books, fun, conspiracies, jokes, loved ones, changes to our world, newspapers and more, global changes, strange stories

Why We NEED to Live and Let Live More

By Shaun Gibson, published on Aug 26, 2013

I write this blog for reasons other than living a life where people refuse to live and let live, I mean in real life, if someone wants to have sex with a Sheep, I won’t be best pleased about it, but who am I to judge, just an example by the way

Who do some people think they are by judging others, especially from afar, are some people perfect? I say ALL THE TIME I will always take opinions onboard, allow opinions, because I sure as hell don’t know it all, so neither does anyone. I have a family member, I call it the “Double Glazing Effect” They got double glazing windows then... (more)

Tags: family, comedy, humour, friends, books, fun, conspiracies, jokes, changes to our world, corporate greed in our world, newspapers and more, global changes, strange stories, loved o

Is the (good) book review dead?

By Shane Joseph, published on Jun 11, 2013

...on a text. Why read it unless that person’s tastes are similar to yours and unless the reviewer has no vested interest in the author’s financial fortune?

I realized that the reviews I was reading in newspapers and journals had gradually morphed into unsubtle sales messages for the books they were covering. I concluded therefore, that the serious impartial reviewer had gone the way of the dodo bird, replaced by the “mutual admiration society”—aka writers helping other writers, especially their friends, a situation created out of necessity, given that publishers rarely... (more)

Tags: writer, book review, books, author, reviews

Do titles sell books?

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 3, 2013

I know that covers sell books, well, at least for now, before e-books run us over, but do titles do the same? Is it best to plagiarize an existing best-selling title, and modify it a bit to ensure that unintended searches will unearth your book and present it to an unsuspecting reader? I had some unasked-for success when my novel After the Flood came out in 2009, a few months after a more famous book called The Year of the Flood; readers kept sending me e-mails from around the world congratulating me on the great reviews the other Flood book was receiving. And, I did not plagiarize titles here,... (more)

Tags: books, publishers, flood, titles, hemingway, wattpad

Tolkien and England

By Anastasia , published on Jan 9, 2013

Once again I’ve been back to Middle Earth. What a delight it was to arrive in The Shire in times BLR - before Lord of the Rings; what a delight it was to see Bilbo in his youth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

This is not a movie review. All I will say is that The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien’s slender prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has itself been padded out into a trilogy, of which An Unexpected Journey is the first part. Bilbo’s journey is thus considerably longer than expected. The yarn has been spun out, unnecessarily so, some might conclude.

No, it’s not... (more)

Tags: writers, literature, books, films, j. r. r. tolkien, the hobbit, the lord of the rings

Book Publishing Report: Interview with J.B. Miller

By boomergirl, published on Jan 2, 2013

We’re talking today to J.B. Miller, author of No Time for Love. No Time for Love is published by TMG Books.

Congratulations on your new book! Before we ask how you did it, can you tell us a little about your book?

No Time For Love is about Chatham Ross, a young widow with three children who simply is so busy with her family and her advertising branding business that she has no time for herself. When it comes to love, Chatham has to laugh. When would she fit that in? What she doesn’t know is that a very close friend has been in love with her for years and can’t seem to find... (more)

Tags: books, authors, j.b. miller, no time for love, contemporary chick lit, how to get published

Blogging for Smarties by Yvonne Wu

By Yvonne Wu, published on Dec 25, 2012

Since the mid 1990s, the Internet has been a powerful way to advertise your products or services to a global market.The Internet is often the first place that people turn to for information about anything and anyone. Company addresses, information about a person, and reviews about a product are viewed before the visitor decides to purchase. Authors are looking for tools that teach them how to get create a presence on the internet.I started blogging using Wordpress in 2008. I noticed at that time there was not a lot of material for beginners who are new to the internet and may feel overwhelmed.... (more)

Tags: blogging, books, technology, authors and speakers

America’s Brave New World

By Anastasia , published on Dec 9, 2012

... who aimed low in life and missed.

The new school curriculum for this brave new American world will come into force in 46 of the 50 states, making it compulsory that at least seventy per cent of the texts studied should be non-fiction. A new generation is to be raised on informational handbooks. It’s all part of a scheme to ensure that Americans are ready for the workplace, assuming the workplace ever comes.

The new standards are apparently backed by the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. It’s also backed by a grant from the... (more)

Tags: education, america, literature, books, schools

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