Friday, February 22, 2013

Wow the free books just keep coming!

Free e-book today –tell your friends

A Journey to Heaven, A Daughter's Short Life Gives a Family Lessons in Love and Miracles

By author Tammy Brodowski Mott

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A journey to heaven

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Seventh Dimension, The Door

I have read this Young Adult fantasy and enjoyed it. Actually, I listened to this book via audio book. You can see the review I wrote on good reads below...

This book is a wonderful tale about the struggles that teens face today. It's a great teaching tool, particularly about Jews and about Christ and His relationship with us. Spiritual truths are wrapped up in a fun story full of internal and external struggles. It was an enjoyable book with characters you want to hug right off of the page.

The best think about it is that today it is free on the kindle. Click on the link below to get your free copy.

Seventh Dimension

I hope you enjoy it! I did!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Beta Israel; fascinating museum exhibit

I found this post for an exhibit at Oglethorpe University museum of art. Sounds fascinating! This is the people group that my main characters belong too. You may click on the link, or I've posted the info here. Enjoy!

Oglethorpe museum

Here is the article... "BETA ISRAEL: ETHIOPIAN JEWS AND THE PROMISED LAND January 27 through April 21, 2013 (ATLANTA, GA) – Oglethorpe University will host “Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land,” an exhibition that explores the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews into modern Israeli society and the integration difficulties they faced. The exhibition will feature 100 photographs by South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver and will run Sunday, January 27 through April 21, 2013.

Over the past 30 years, nearly 100,000 Jews have migrated from Ethiopia to settle in Israel. In the 1970s, there were approximately 100 Ethiopian Jews living in Israel and today there are more than 130,000.As many as 5,000 from this community perished during the early years of this exodus when they were forced to escape on foot and wait for months in disease-prone refugee camps.Other made the journey with assistance during several covert airlift operations including the 1991 airlift Operation Solomon during which 14,000 Ethiopian Jews made the journey or “aliyah,” a purposeful ascent or going up to the promised land of Israel during a 36 hour period.

This exhibition explores the mass migration and the incredible challenge of integration in modern Israeli society faced by the Ethiopian Jews, once known as Falasha but more properly called “Beta Israel,” or “House of Israel.” Most were practicing a pre-rabbinic, ancient form of Judaism in which they had no awareness of the Talmud’s existence and so knew nothing of post-biblical holidays such as Hanukkah and Purim.They lived for centuries in isolation in a Third World country and were suddenly thrust into modern life in Israel.

South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver lived in Israel for 20 years and covered many the major events in Israel. In 1984 and again in 1991 he covered the airlifts of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel. Meanwhile, Len Lyons, a writer from Boston who had been hosting Ethiopian Israelis in his home, became fascinated with the story of their escape and their struggle for acceptance in the country that rescued them. In 2007 many of Ossendryver’s photographs of this immigration were published in The Ethiopian Jews of Israel: Personal Stories of Life in the Promised Land, a book by Lyons exploring the resettlement. In June 2011 Lyons and Ossendryver returned to Ethiopia to photograph some of 7,000 Jews remaining in the region of Lake Tana, Gondar and Addis Ababa.This exhibit also contains the stunning and deeply moving photographs taken by Ossendryver of the Jews left in Ethiopia, many of whom still struggle to be accepted for immigration by the Israeli government. The following lecture series will be hosted at the museum, in conjunction with the exhibition: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. | Lecture by artist Ilan Ossendryver Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m. | Lecture by author Len Lyons Additional lectures to be announced"

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free Book anyone?

There is a free book you can download from Amazon.  Here is the link to the free book...

If you would like to find out more about this book and the author, visit her web page at...

Bridgeman family

I picked this book up for free.

Happy reading everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Hi  Welcome to my Blog.
I'm an author working on my very first book.  It's a christian young adult historical fantasy.
As a home schooling mom, my goal it to teach people.  My women's Bible study spent three and a half years studying the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles and those were combined with the minor prophets.  After that many years of study one might expect the kings of Israel to be all lined up neatly in my memory.  Well they are not.  So when I first had the idea to write a book (just to see if I could) I thought it would be nice if there was an easier way to remember all those kings and prophets and which kingdom they were part of and what they did.  So being a fantasy fan, that was my first choice of genre.  Shortly before this wild idea, I had read some of our home school material to my kids and was fascinated by the people group Falashas. They are Ethiopian Jews who some people believe are descendents of king Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, through Menelik.  Now doesn't that just peak your curiosity? After reading about the Falashas, I started noticing that Ethiopians pop up throughout the Bible. I had to find a way to include this amazing group of people into my book.   So a whooping two days after wondering if I could write a book, I opened a word document and began writing my own story and dramatizing the Biblical account found in 1 Samuel.
I'm currently in the process of my first re-write and expect that there will be at least one more re-write and then it will need professionally edited.  (You may have already decided that is a good idea after reading this post.)  Then to decide on how to publish and get that all done and over with, then you can read my book.  I hope that God uses this book to teach people about Himself in a creative way. 
You should know that my first book is book one in a series.  That much Bible just won't fit into one reasonably sized book.
So please extend me a little patience and I will do my best to get my book out to you. 
Thanks for walking this journey with me.