If there is any debate that has continued through time, it centers on the existence of the soul. Richard Schain not only advocates for the existence of the soul in his book, Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul, but its existence within the confines of a different dimension of reality than the physical brain and body.
Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul defends the reality of the human soul. Schain analyzes these topics from historical viewpoints considering the nature of the soul, the spectrum of 'scientism,' consciousness and the brain, creativity, death, and the mutual interrelationships of God and soul. Schain defends that one's soul, considered to be the central feature of the human condition, exists within a different dimension of reality than does the physical brain with its millions of spiritless nerve cells. However, the influence of scientism has resulted in a denial of the reality of spiritual entities. Contemporary man has been losing his soul because contemporary monistic science will not recognize a metaphysical soul. This book considers the profound consequences of loss of belief in the reality of the human soul that have been occasioned by contemporary 'scientism.’
Richard Schain obtained B.A. (philosophy) and M.D. degrees from New York University. He trained in neurology at Yale University, later serving as professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCLA. All Schain's writings deal with the metaphysics and significance of the interior self (the soul). The writings of Friedrich Nietzche and Nicholas Berdyaev have been major influences upon the development of his thought. Currently, the philosopher divides his time between Alamos, Mexico, and Sonoita, Arizona, with his wife, Melanie Dreisbach.
Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-599-9) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-600-2) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please refer to the author’s official site, schainbooks.com.
The dividing line between good and evil is never as clear as people would hope. R.J. King’s novel, Deliverance Comes, reveals this through the story of Nathaniel Ross and the tragic ends that befall his family.
Set in North Carolina, the novel follows Nathaniel from the time he is a young boy stuck in a home with an abusive father to when he is an adult who has strayed from his morals. The readers will learn to sympathize with the young boy and his troubling home as it becomes more and more abusive. As an adult, Nathaniel appears to have made a better life for himself with a wife and job, but looks can be deceiving. Nathaniel feels trapped, yet again, inside his marriage with a wife he does not love and is considering a horrible act to rid her from his life. Though there are several horrendous acts of violence committed, there is never a clear and shallow line between those who are good and those who are evil. Some families are seemingly cursed, and the Ross family appears to be one of those.
R.J. King was born and raised in North Carolina where this novel takes place. He no longer lives in the state, but majored in English at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. King loves writing and telling stories, and one of his central goals is to one day have a successful career doing so.
Deliverance Comes is available in softcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐331‐5) and eBook (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐358‐2) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please refer to the author’s official site, www.rjkingbooks.com.
The Inseparable Six’s name is put to the test in both friendship and fortitude on the darkest of roads in Eternal Dreams: The Gift of Memories by Christopher Compton.
The second book in the trilogy finds Kail and his friends continuing their quest to escape from the darkest recesses of their imaginations. They grow stronger with every trial, but The Corrupted Queen, Malise, has a sinister plan of her own – one that will test more than mere ability. Delving deeper into Drephoria, the dream world they created, means going deeper into the past. The earliest beginnings of the fabled friendship will be revealed, but could this be their end? Told with higher stakes, more intense action and devastating emotion, this middle installment of the Eternal Dreams trilogy will push everything The Inseparable Six have to simply survive.
Christopher Compton, an aspiring young author, received the Most Imaginative Setting Award for Eternal Dreams. He's from Keswik, a small, Canadian town north of Toronto. He graduated from Western University with a major in English Language and Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. He hopes to settle in his favorite place of all, New York.
Eternal Dreams: The Gift of Memories is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-278-3) and eBook (978-1-62137-284-4) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please refer to the official website of the series, eternaldreamstrilogy.com.
Life on the farm is far too disenchanting for the two brothers eager to see the world, regardless of the risks, in J.F. Gennings’ new novel, For Bread and Pottage.
Clyde and Willie Boy Gintry live and work on their father’s farm in nineteenth century Arkansas, but long for adventure and escape from their father’s iron hand. Already spending most of their free time in saloons, they encounter an illustrious saloon woman named Rose Devereaux who lures them away from their safe keeping on the farm and to her hometown of New Orleans.
With the promise of adventure and newness on the horizon, the brothers jump at the chance to leave behind their family and farm life for New Orleans, setting a string of events into motion that will prove to be life-altering, dangerous, and impossible to stop.
J.F. Gennings is from a small, East Texas town of Atlanta, where he lives and writes joined by his wife of forty-three years, his son, daughter-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren. He is the third generation of post-Civil War Georgia pioneers, who were homesteaders in 1872. He loves the history of his native area, is passionate about his writing, and loves his family...especially those grandchildren. This story, although fictional, has strong ties to his own ancestry and has been eight years in the making.
For Bread and Pottage is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-590-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-591-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.genningsbooks.com.
In Seren Hart’s first novel, The Land of Possibilities: Search for Grandma Lily, readers are taken on a journey of youthful endeavors as Carol ventures to find the truth to her grandmother’s disappearance.
Carol is a typical teen, with an annoying brother, best friends, high school bullies, and loving (but exasperating) parents. But Carol can’t shake the mystery of her Grandma Lily’s sudden disappearance. While everyone believes Grandma Lily is no longer alive, Carol’s obsession to find her grandma grows. At night, dreams of her grandmother’s whereabouts greet her, and all signs point to New York City. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jimmy, the two head off to NYC, but suddenly find themselves in a magical world- The Land of Possibilities.
Join Carol as she meets fantastic new friends, battles terrifying enemies, and discovers she is part of something much bigger than the world itself. In a land populated with cherubs, seraphim and archangels, talking trees and multiplying monsters, the souls of the pure and the forsaken, Carol will discover her destiny—and reclaim what was once lost. Seren Hart, wife and mother, presently resides in the Pacific Northwest. She spent most of her late teen to adult life in California—where she migrated at age seventeen from her island home of Saint Lucia, which also birthed Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, the recipient of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The arts have always been Seren's passion, and writing is one of her greatest loves.
The Land Of Possibilities: Search for Grandma Lily is her first novel. Seren says her faith has helped her overcome any and every challenge and continues to do so. Her next novel, Timmy and The Blue Stone, is currently in progress and she's looking forward to sharing her joy of writing with readers once again. The Land of Possibilities: Search for Grandma Lily is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-537-1) and eBook (978-1-62137-538-8) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom.
In Patrick Madden’s second novel, The Lock of Tianaju’s Hair, readers enter the alternate universe of Fairyland – filled with fantasy and alluring magic – where danger and romance seem to go hand-in-hand.
Welusa, a human boy, and Tianaju, the fairy Emerald Queen of Children, met years before when Welusa was just a little boy. Infatuated by Tianaju and her story, the young boy begged to have a memento to remember her. Tianaju, in exchange, gave him a lock of her magical, blond hair which Welusa would grow to cherish. To commemorate his love for Tianaju, Welusa writes her biography, allowing the world to hear her fantastic story.
To thank Welusa for his dedication, love, and telling her story, Tianaju brings him to Fairyland once he reaches adulthood. Upon arrival, danger simultaneously enters both of their worlds. This dangerous force cannot be destroyed by fairy magic; the only hope is the sheer determination of the human Welusa and his unfaltering love for the Emerald Queen. Will Welusa and Tianaju be able to stop the destruction coming upon both of their worlds? Will the quest and an unexpected event shatter Welusa’s lifelong love for the beautiful queen?
Patrick Madden is a Welshman born in a mining town called Blaenavon. His mother was Welsh and his father, Irish. He wed a local girl and married life took them to Scotland and then to Ireland. Now he is retired. He has five children and loves them all dearly. The inspiration for his first story, A Name with No Meaning, came from his youngest daughter, Julie. He had always intended to write a follow-up story. While he was on holiday in Wales, he was lucky enough to take a photograph that became his inspiration to begin writing it. He would like to dedicate this story to his lovely, patient wife Lorraine.
The Lock of Tianaju’s Hair is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-558-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-559-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, maddenbooks.net
Author JB Gatling redefines the American Dream in Onset: An American’s Voyage Beyond Borders.
Brett Howard has done it all and has lived the true American Dream. Having been born into a rough neighborhood and then reaching the peak of his success, Howard retires at the ripe age of 37. While most rich, young men would spend their remaining years in self-serving pleasures, Howard does the unimaginable; he gives it all up to return to his home in the inner-city. He uses his finances and successes to make a difference in the lives of those he left behind so long ago. His life continues to take surprises as he encounters his childhood love, Lailani, and the fire quickly rekindles. But can the twenty-year separation be dissolved just like that? Is their love strong enough to survive all bounds?
JB Gatling is a former high-level business executive who spent his career in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston. He retired at a relatively young age several years ago and was determined back then to write an enduring story that was uniquely American in scope and vision. In his first novel, he has captured the irrepressible will and resiliency of ordinary people who overcome hardship and tragedy across the generations. JB lives and writes in South Florida along with his wife and his dog, LB.
Onset: An American’s Voyage Beyond Borders, published by JBGatling Publications,is available in softcover (ISBN 978-0-99045-340-6), hardcover (ISBN 978-0-99045-341-3), and eBook (ISBN 978-0-99045-342-0) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, jbgatlingpublications.com.