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Comment by Barbara Stevens on December 7, 2021 at 6:23pm
Meet & purchase books from Author Barbara Stevens at BWW’s BLK. INK Virtual Book Fair, December 11 from 10 AM - 2 PM CST. View on Boothcentral.com.
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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on November 25, 2021 at 3:43pm
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 26, 2021 at 12:43am
Westward Lies the Sun (A Novel) by Robert H. Kono is an epic novel blending historical fiction of the Japanese internment camps during WWII with the grandeur of love, romance, legacy, Samurai and Japanese heritage with the question of God and the reality of the spiritual realm.
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The novel unfolds revealing Greg, his life and past, as the author captures each time period of his life well. Greg’s conversations with his friends and his own self-doubt being a Japanese American experiencing his own subculture being Japanese, which has caused Greg to question his own self-worth stemming from teenage years. Feeling culturally divided coupled with the trauma he had to endure throughout his growing up years, he feels displaced culturally. “He felt as though he were a pioneer or explorer, out to hack his way through the wilderness of the identity question.” (p. 11) This is just an example of the writer’s way of conveying this mental tug-of-war within the main character, Greg.
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From a Christian perspective, the novel speaks on Greg’s personal reflections upon God, His existence and why bad things happen upon the Earth without cramming the Christian religion down one’s throat. This is much appreciated as the author gives enough information and Scripture to just make readers “think for themselves.”
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Greg, as a staunch humanist, spends time with his four friends at their poker games that reveal much conversation about God. The book reveals a dark past for Greg and his family, being of Japanese descent during WWII and the horror of the camps. Their only crime, being Japanese, Greg reveals the loss of a family heirloom, in which he goes searching for. The epic continues as Greg and his family survive a shipwreck on an island, which ends up giving them life amid their tragedy. This book is a movie in the making with a dreamy, mysterious, and memorable title!
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With a beautiful ending, surprises and twists along the way, the book keeps the attention of readers. I was hooked from chapter one. The beautiful descriptions of the lake and the cultural tensions that the Japanese experienced during the time of WWII provide an interesting backdrop. The author gives readers a true appreciation for family, love, patriotism, combined with dark overtones of racism prevalent during the WWII era, while also sharing Christianity in such a way that makes sense, giving equity a voice. 
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An absolutely fascinating novel with an epic title made for the big screen! 
 
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You may get your copy of Westward Lies the Sun at Amazon and in Kindle as a download.
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Title: Westward Lies the Sun ( A Novel)
By: Robert H. Kono
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on October 22, 2021 at 10:43pm

Christopher D. Stanley, a New Testament scholar who specializes in the social and religious history of early Christianity, brings the world of Paul and the early church to life in his new historical fiction trilogy, “A Slave’s Story.”  See how you can win a free Kindle copy of the first book in the series! 
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The first two books, A Rooster for Asklepios and A Bull for Pluto, follow the lives of two men at opposite ends of the social structure, a slave and an aristocrat, as they journey across first-century Asia Minor (modern Turkey) in a desperate quest for healing.  
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Religion—Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian—plays a vital role in the series as Stanley paints a realistic and historically accurate picture of the competition that the apostle Paul faced as he sought to spread the message about Jesus in a pagan culture.  Along the way, he helps readers to see how odd Christianity appeared in a world where the worship of many gods was woven into every facet of life and the idea of a Jewish Messiah bringing salvation from sin and judgment was a foreign concept.  

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Countless other aspects of life in the Roman world are vividly illustrated in this fascinating and well-researched series that is receiving five-star reviews on Amazon from both scholars and ordinary readers.  The reviews, which include more information about the contents of the books and their relevance for early Christianity, can be viewed 
A Rooster for Asklepios: A Slave's Story, Book 1 and at A Bull For Pluto: A Slave's Story, Book 2.  
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Sound interesting?  Be one of 100 lucky people who get to read it for free!  The author is giving away 100 free copies of the Kindle version of A Rooster for Asklepios during the month of October through a Goodreads Giveaway.  But you’ll have to act quickly since the contest ends on October 31.  To enter the Giveaway, go to Book Giveaway For A Rooster for Asklepios: A Slave's Story, Book 1. You must have an Amazon account (to receive the free copy) and a Goodreads account to enter.  It's easy to sign up for a free Goodreads account. 

Comment by Kimberly Anne Bell on October 18, 2021 at 11:35am

In my most recent interview on GEMS,I enjoyed having the opportunity to connect with others. It is a podcast about educating, inspiring and motivating others with powerful stories that make an impact in people’s lives. It features real and authentic conversations and words of healing and inspiration.
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Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 11:16am

From my mothers' side, I am the second eldest to five children.  I was the one that was scared of my mothers' wrath, so I would not do anything to make my mother mad because whatever was in front o her, she would use to knock the hell out of us.  I was scared of pain and my six-feet two inches tall mother.  A person who still is five-six, still frightened of my mother, only meaning she has never heard a curse word come out of my mouth.  As we were going over some of those days, I realized, omg, I thought I was the good one.  You have to read to get all the goodies.

Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 11:11am

   So I am trying to understand how you can ask the victim to come forth about what is going on with you if you do not take what she says to you seriously?

    I felt so bad for this victim, she came to me and told me how she came forth about what happened to her, and they made her feel so bad.  She said, "I wish I would have kept it to myself. But, it was easier than dealing with people who do not understand what you are going through.  That young lady is the reason why I wrote this book.  Don't ever make a victim feel bad for telling you what she went through.  We can't have survivors until victims come out and tell us.

 

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