Saturday Book Review: “God and the Gods”

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God and the Gods

by Genesis Yengoh

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478753568

Synopsis*:

A Fascinating Story of Culture Clash in Contemporary Africa…

Nsiemboh Ngoske is the most successful member of his family. Intelligent, educated, and poised on the brink of a career promotion, he has blessed his parents and siblings with wealth and comfort formerly beyond their reach. His parents, Elias and Lydia Ngoske, want to do all they can to protect and support their son. Lydia Ngoske believes in the Christian God—that wonderful heavenly Father who has so much to give, and who asks only prayer and belief of His followers.

She prays fervently for protection and favor from God, but she knows that won’t be enough in a world where personal agendas are advanced through the powers of the occult. She demands that her son be protected by traditional medicine, and enlists Elias Ngoske’s brother, Nsanen Jude, to find the most powerful protection available. He recommends Mforme Tata, a renowned traditionalist sought after by the most influential men in the country.

He agrees to give the Ngoske family what they want…but inexorable rules govern the world of the occult, and the Ngoskes find that they are given something unexpected, which neither the dark arts nor the Christian God can control. In a compelling, richly atmospheric, beautifully characterized exploration of how belief shapes destiny, God and the Gods draws you into a world of intricate ritual and family love, where one person’s mistake may have irreversible consequences.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

When a gruff young policeman asks to see what’s in his pouch, traditional medicine man, Mforme Tata, responds, “It is not something you want to see… So are you sure I should open this package?” Brace yourselves, readers: “when traditional values that have been held, respected and unquestioned for several generations are mixed with the complacency and stupidity of of modern rationalism in the contemporary world, the outcomes can be disastrous.” Genesis Yengoh’s story centers around the dramatic coming-together of old and new in the lives of Nseimboh Ngoske and Tayang Emmanuel Tifu. As Nseimboh, the favorite and eldest son of Elias and Lydia Ngoske, moves steadily up the civil service ranks, his family enlists traditional practices for protection. Meanwhile, Nseimboh’s uncle, Tayang, himself initiated into the high ranks of a secret traditionalist society, decides not to bring his twelve year old son forward for initiation. Both men reap the consequences of their actions, as do other members of the family. Mixed with beautiful renderings of landscape and dress, as well as hospitality and village life, Yengoh’s probe into Cameroonian culture is shocking and at times brutal.

reviewed on Mari’s Bookshelf at the Midwest Book Review ]

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“Death celebrations, like other activities, have morphed to reflect the dualism that penetrates the very fabric of social and cultural life in Oku.”
The future looks very bright indeed for Nsiemboh Ngoske. Unlike so many of his colleagues, who seem to spend their time looking for ways to leave the job early, he is a dedicated government employee who takes pride in doing his best on a project. Such diligence does not go unnoticed for long, and soon Nsiemboh finds himself rising in the ranks and being given more and more responsibility. As the firstborn son, he also knows his duty to his family, so in addition to providing for his wife and children he generously passes much of his financial gains to his parents and siblings. Of course, there will always be those who are jealous of someone else’s success, and their envy can sometimes lead them down dark paths. To protect their son from witchcraft or other nefarious attacks, Nsiemboh’s parents seek out the help of practitioners of traditional medicine to safeguard him. But will their efforts result in keeping the family’s chief provider out of harm’s way, or will their opening the door to the occult possibly lead to tragedy?
Yengoh’s well-written and thought-provoking tale of the clash of worldviews in Oku, Cameroon, succeeds on many levels. First, as a story of a family’s love and loss it rings true with universal and identifiable emotions, even for those unfamiliar with the lush African backdrop. Lydia’s pride in her son’s accomplishments as well as her enjoyment of how his success elevates her own status is instantly recognizable irrespective of culture. Likewise, Elias’ overwhelming despondency toward the end of the book when he absorbs the fact that his own inattention to detail has placed the life of his child in peril will be easily understood, even if never experienced, by almost any parent. Second, the book succeeds as a fascinating study of the duality of religious and social thought in Cameroon. While statistics show that over 70% of the country’s population claim Christianity as their religious faith, as Yengoh so clearly illustrates that worldview is often coupled with a strong belief in the power of the spiritual forces and practices associated with the tenets of traditional African religion. Almost every character in the book, whether a professing Christian or not, seems to seek out ways to cover their bases through traditional medicine and rites, and those who opt to ignore the strict rules of the secret religious societies pay the price. Third, the author’s tale stands out as an excellent addition to the rich tradition of West African literature.
Although unique both thematically and narratively, the book fits easily into the ranks of other great novels of the region such as Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe or some of the darker works by Wole Soyinka and Bessie Head. Yengoh gilds the lily at times with superb craftsmanship. For example, in one of the final scenes of his book, the author describes in excruciating detail the painstaking construction by a character of the hangman’s noose he will use to commit suicide. The exquisite care and pride that is shown in making something so personally destructive is absolutely haunting and possibly the most poignant moment in the book.
Yengoh is currently a researcher in Sweden but was born and raised in Cameroon and has a deep understanding of the world that he writes about. Filled with believable characters, cultural insights, and intriguing themes, his tale of a family’s descent into tragedy is both powerful and heart-wrenching.

– John Roper of US Review of Books

 


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Weekend Book Review: “The Other Side Continent”

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The Other Side Continent

by Michail Varvarousis

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478772408

Synopsis*:

A book that under a logical procedure examines the case of ancient sea voyages on the world’s great oceans, including all those components that give light to an ancient effort to explore the Atlantic Ocean and probably even the American continent. A 20 year’s effort researching ancient texts, maps, visiting libraries, archaeological sites, discussing with different kind of specialists (archaeologists, traditional shipbuilders, sailors with experience in ocean voyages), studying some of the ancient astronomical mechanisms, and living by the spirit of sailing in the open sea. The book includes 133 photographs, drawings and watercolor paintings that help illustrate the results of this study.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

Profusely illustrated throughout with 133 photographs, drawings, and watercolor painting illustrating how seafarers lived and works, and how their ships looked and functioned, “The Other Side Continent” is a compilation of the incredible histories and mythologies of ancient voyages of exploration. Michail Varvarousis has supplemented his own study of primary sources by interviewing archaeologists, traditional shipbuilders, and sailors with experience in ocean voyages and ocean weather conditions, and himself sailing the open sea, many times pushing his boat and crew to the limits to better understand what those explorers of yesteryear experienced.

Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “The Other Side Continent” is an impressively informed and informative study that is very highly recommended, especially for community and academic library collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that “The Other Side Continent” is also available in a Kindle format ($9.00).

reviewed on the World History Shelf of Midwest Book Review ]

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The author tries to research the possibility of Transatlantic crossing during the Pre-Columbian era focusing in Minoan, Pre-Minoan and Cycladic periods. In his enterprising work he gleans clues from ancient Greek and Egyptian literature and makes a diligent study based on a variety of well documented archaeological findings from Minoan and Cycladic civilization, along with philosophical references, historic documents and maps mainly from Classical antiquity and Medieval period. A 20 years delving into rare bibliographic references along with data collected through several contacts with archaeological authorities and field based research, resulted in a very comprehensive and intuitive study. To my knowledge there is no similar research until recently so this book could fill the gap for such a kind of textbook. On the other hand it could be approached as a popular reading. Dates used sparingly mainly on documentation purpose, figures and shapes are of very good quality, carefully and aptly selected.

Conclusively it is a very interesting work that does not aim only at history affiliates but at anyone who is interested in a pretty controversial and not very adequately enough investigated topic.

– Amazon Reviewer TSACHALIS THEODORE

Let me first say that I get many requests for reviews daily and I politely say no. To agree to write a review of this book was a first for me.

This book is FASCINATING! This book is not just for ancient history buffs. It is for history class slackers like me. As a chemistry major, I barely paid attention in history class. All I remember is a map of the ancient world that had a notation where the Atlantic Ocean was, with the words “Beyond here, there be dragons!” For those who still believe Christopher Columbus discovered the “new world”, this is also for you.

This author, a Greek physician, has spent 20 years compiling information, visiting ancient lands, and talking to scholars to amass this treasure trove of information on ancient maritime history. I was reintroduced to Homer and others who wrote of the exploration of the Atlantic. I was unaware of the religious beliefs of the time that inspired, no, compelled the explorers to seek answers to what lay beyond the horizon where the sun went every evening.

The pictures and maps are likewise fascinating, showing details of the world as the ancients understood it to be. Also amazing, are the pictures of the boats, engineering marvels for their time, that took the explorers into the unknown.

Spoiler alert: Very ancient civilizations discovered the continent on the other side of the Atlantic long before Christopher Columbus. Read here about how they did this, and most interesting, why they went in search for it.

– Amazon Reviewer Carol Lynn

 

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Saturday Book Review: “I Love Me and the Skin I’m In”

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I Love Me and the Skin I’m In

by Jessica N. Crutcher

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478770602

Synopsis*:

Love yourself no matter what others say. Follow Jessica on her journey to understanding what it means to love yourself despite how others may view you. See how Jessica handles the challenges of bullying, and learns to love the skin she is in.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

“I Love Me and the Skin I’m In” is a sensitive, yet practical story about girls finding ways to react to racist bullying by their peers. Jessica is a lovely, beloved girl with cafe au lait colored skin. One day as her mother took her home from school, she was upset. Further questioning revealed that Jessica had her feelings badly hurt by fellow students, who told her she was not black, so they did not like her. The story that follows presents some positive options about reactions to racism and bullying among children. Realistic colored illustrations reveal children with different skin and hair colors. Jessica is able to figure out a strategy for going on with her life in elementary school even though her feelings have been badly hurt. She finds new friends who are supportive of her, who share her experiences of bullying. Best of all, their teacher notices and cares about what has happened. She expedites a teaching encounter between Jessica and her new friends who have also been bullied, and the girls who hurt their feelings. Apologies ensue, and Jessica forgives each of the girls who bullied her. “I Love Me and the Skin I’m In” ends with a positive message of self empowerment for kids who experience similar bullying behavior: Learn to love the skin you’re in.

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I absolutely adore the concept of this book and enjoyed reading it.

Jessica has her first experience with bullying and discovers through, family, teacher, and true friend support, that bullying can’t get the best of her.

The book is short, as is typical with children’s books, but I feel like this one could have been just a bit longer. The conflict and resolution happened so fast. It was well written and the concepts and emotions were expressed wonderfully. I simply wish there had been a bit more. Perhaps delving more into the motives of the bullying children.

Also, the illustrations were beautiful, but again, there just didn’t seem to be enough of them.

Recommended to children, fans of children’s books, and anyone wanting to bring awareness to bullying.

– Amazon Reviewer Toinette

Thank you Jessica. I am happy there is a book relating to bullying, etc that shows young children of all races that name calling, etc is NOT the avenue to take when someone hurts your feeling. Jessica was smart enough to tell her Mom what happened, go seek new friends, and accept the apologies of the girls who bullied her. Of course the response of the teacher was A+. Hopefully you know a Male that can write a book for the male population.

– Amazon Reviewer Quilter Patricia

 


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Saturday Book Review: “Sheila: Quest for the Golden Sapphire”

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Sheila: Quest for the Golden Sapphire Shawn Caldwell

Sheila: Quest for the Golden Sapphire

by Shawn Caldwell

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478771036

Synopsis*:

Sheila Domino is turning 15 . . . and her life will never be the same again. On the twilight of her 15th birthday, while blissing out on the screaming guitar of a Jimi Hendrix tune, tomboy Sheila Domino and her best friend are attacked by a clan of werewolves. Even worse, while fending off the mangy mongrels, Sheila realizes that her body is transforming into the likeness of her attackers… What the hell?! A dark stranger rescues the girls, ushering them into a new land called Thera. Once unsurpassed in elegance and beauty, Thera is now scarred by darkness and poverty. The stranger informs Sheila that her destiny is to save Thera from the tyranny of Benan, leader of the lycan clan called The Devil Dogs, but Sheila is unimpressed. She only wants to know how to make the physical changes stop before her boy crush realizes that they share the same interest in food and movies-as well as an abundance of back hair. But when her foster parents are brutally murdered by The Devil Dogs, Sheila must learn to use her gift of transmogrification to fight back. Will she be able to locate the golden sapphire and save Thera from total annihilation? Find out in Sheila: Quest For The Golden Sapphire, an enthralling new novel with a fun, fierce heroine.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

 “Sheila: Quest For The Golden Sapphire” is a riveting read from cover to cover and clearly showcases author Shawn Caldwell as having a genuine flair for original and deftly crafted storytelling, making this fantasy action/adventure novel unreservedly recommended for school and community library YA Fantasy Fiction collections in general, and the personal reading lists of dedicated werewolf fans of all ages in particular!

reviewed on the Fantasy/SciFi Shelf of Midwest Book Review ]

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This book was awesome! Full of adventure and excitement! Could not put it down. I cant wait to read more from the writer!

– Amazon Reviewer Sheri

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Saturday Book Review: “Dual Mission”

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Dual Mission Nino Perrotta

Dual Mission

by Nino Perrotta

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478761259

Synopsis*:

A true story of one agent and his investigative experience as a United States Secret Service special agent assigned to the New York Field Office which was at one time located at 7 WTC. Dual Mission is a true story that at times reads as a novel. It is the account of one ordinary person who vanishes into the “uncharted waters” of long term investigations at an agency where such work is an unknown. His personal mission to take down the New York Mafia, the rogue pitcher, Denny McLain and other global investigations become his mission. A mission with a dual purpose.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

An incredible and complex account that is as inherently compelling as it is informed and informative, “Dual Mission” is very highly recommended, especially for community and academic library collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Dual Mission” is also available in a Kindle format ($4.99).

reviewed on the Criminology Shelf of Midwest Book Review ]

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I am a retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Secret Service’s International Programs Division and had administrative oversight for the foreign offices during Nino’s tenure overseas. The Secret Service was riding a tidal wave of overseas expansion under President Clinton’s International Crime Control Strategy. Unfortunately that came to a crashing slowdown with the attack on the World Trade Towers on September 11th.

As Nino explained out so well in this book – the Secret Service has always had a dual mission of protection and investigations. On the one hand, the relationships developed with state and local police bring value added to our protective mission. But on the other hand, anyone that is being honest understands that the core mission of the Secret Service is on the steps of the White House. It is a struggle – and continues to be a struggle to this day – for the fine men and women of the Secret Service to find balance between these two missions and to somehow find balance in their personal lives.

There are quality of life issues presented by the job that has led to retention issues unheard of during my tenure on the job. Nino – as you can tell right away from the less than polished dialogue – did not use a ghost writer during the development of this book. I have known Nino for a long time and I’d say two things – one, everything in the book is true and second, what you read in the pages of this book is pure Nino. He is not only honest about his on job experiences, but gives us a glimpse into his youth and family history, as well as his very unique personality. The man is a ball of fire! I wouldn’t want to be the bad guy he is chasing – he is relentless. I highly recommend this book!

– Amazon Reviewer James M. Caldwell

This book is both entertaining and full of factual and not-spun representations of what its really like to work real complex criminal cases. The interagency coordination and rivalries, the characters that he meets along the way, and how he uses his determination, skill and ability to connect with people to be successful at a dangerous game. Now put that in front of the backdrop of the Secret Service, an agency first founded in 1865 signed into existence shortly before Lincoln was assassinated, not to protect the president, but to be the first federal investigative agency. Fast forward 150 years to the present day – and most everyone knows is its protective mission and its work with high profile government officials. But, there still exists another mission and that’s fraud, counterfeiting, cyber crime, and the USSS are some of the best at accomplishing great results in the investigative arena. Nino’s story is an example of finding success in that mission in spite of the additional demands of protection, and in the most active office in the agency, New York City Field office.

– Amazon Reviewer bishop

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Saturday Book Review: ” Surviving in a Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry”

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Surviving in a Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry Donna Gault

Surviving in a Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry

by Donna Gault

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478780717

Synopsis*:

Surviving in an Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry is a short book that packs a powerful punch. Donna Gault, a registered nurse with nearly 50 years of experience, explains the many changes in the healthcare industry today and the challenges facing doctors, nurses, hospitals, and especially you-the patient. She then provides guidelines to help everyone obtain safer healthcare. The book includes sections written by two physicians who offer their own viewpoints on the changes facing physicians today, and how to help doctors provide the best care for you.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

Practical, informative, insightful, and thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in organization and presentation, “Surviving in a Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry” is very highly recommended for clinic, community, and academic library Health/Medicine collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that “Surviving in a Ever-Changing Healthcare Industry” is also available in a Kindle format ($5.95).

reviewed on The Health Shelf of Midwest Book Review ]

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This book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about the changes taking place in our Healthcare system.

Donna does a great job of articulating the changes with good sound advice .
We all need to be prepared to ask the tough questions and get the answers we need to be better informed. Donna gives us well thought out and researched tools to take charge of our health.

I appreciated the two Doctors who contributed to this book . Each Doctor sharing their viewpoint their perspective on how the changes are affecting them and their practice.

This little easy to read 88 page book is a powerhouse. One that you will keep and refer to over and over in your life.

Bravo Donna and Thank you.

– Amazon Reviewer Brenda

This book is a must have to understand what you need to know to advocate for yourself and loved ones in an ever changing health system. Strengths are emphasized as well as weaknesses in the system. Times have changed since the days of the family physician and this book is based on reality and gives information and advise that every patient needs to know. I would highly recommend this book and encourage everyone to read it. The book is short and easy reading, but packed with vital information that will help you to better advocate for yourself and your loved ones.

– Amazon Reviewer Diane Gray

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Saturday Book Review: “Toxic Food Nation”

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Toxic Food Nation: Why the American Diet is Killing Us … and What We Can Do About It

by George M. Burnell, M.D.

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478775355

Synopsis*:

Toxic Food Nation; Why the American Diet Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It is a wake-up call to all Americans about the typical American diet, rich in processed foods, fat, sugar, salt, omega-6s, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and hundreds of untested chemicals. This diet triggers chronic inflammation in the body and brain, which leads to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, anxiety, mood and behavior disorders, and cancer. We are now faced with several questions about the safety and toxicity of the American diet. How harmful are these chemicals? Can we rely on the government and food industry to protect us from potential threats to our health? What can we do to protect ourselves?

Toxic Food Nation answers all these questions and tells you what the food and chemical industries don’t want you to know and why governmental agencies and elected officials remain silent on the subject. Our food supply is laced with dangerous toxic chemicals that will harm you and your loved ones for years to come unless you take action now. Toxic food is now the new tobacco. It took over two decades before the public accepted the fact that tobacco caused cancer. Meanwhile, plastics and pesticides in our food continue to stockpile in our issues for decades, eventually erupting into a full array of chronic diseases in midlife. In Toxic Food Nation Dr. Burnell shows you how to benefit from cutting-edge science, explaining how to protect and enhance your immune system, which is the key to overcome the devastating effects of chronic inflammation. Drawing from clinical and laboratory studies as well as the latest research around the world, Toxic Food Nation gives you a highly practical program of simple dietary recommendations to prevent disease and heal the symptoms that threaten you and your loved ones. In a clear and nontechnical language Dr. Burnell discusses the issues, choices and barriers to overcoming

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Critique:

Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial to day-to-day well-being, as well as potentially saving a fortune in health care costs. Yet selecting healthy food is a challenge in the modern era of supermarkets filled with foods that are processed, high-calorie, high-fat, or low-nutrition! Toxic Food Nation discusses the chemicals commonly added to food, what to look for (or avoid!) in nutrition labels, the circumstances under which vitamin/mineral/dietary supplements can be toxic, and much more. Thoroughly accessible from first page to last, Toxic Food Nation is a “must-read”, highly recommended!

“…there are no studies supporting the use of colonics to enhance general health or provide cures for various ailments. In fact, potential side effects can be serious; they include nausea, diarrhea, life-threatening blood poisoning caused by contaminated equipment, […] inability to have bowel movements without colonic irrigation or enemas….”

reviewed on The Health Shelf of Midwest Book Review ]

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Dr. Burnell’s book, ‘Toxic Food Nation’, is an invaluable source of information about the toxic and medicinal properties of the food we consume.
Despite the book having an extensive amount of information, Dr. Burnell is able to explain complex subjects, backed up by the latest peer-reviewed research that a lay person can understand.
In today’s busy world where we may not have time to read ‘Toxic Food Nation’ cover-to-cover, in one sitting, the layout of the book allows me to open it to any area of interest, go to the grocery store, and change at least one food choice. By dinner time I am eating a meal that will be the first of many healthier dietary choices.
A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Burnell.

– Amazon Reviewer Craig H.

‘Toxic Food Nation’ is a comprehensive book on what’s bad and risky in the typical American diet today. Dr. Burnell has made this book very easy to read, and understand. He starts with a questionnaire that assesses whether your current diet puts your health at risk for future chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and cancer) and compares it with a retake version of the same questionnaire after you finish the book.
At the end of each chapter you can follow a set of guidelines that will lead you to more healthy eating at your own pace. There is lots of invaluable information, well researched and backed by evidence peer reviewed studies up to 2016. You can always refer back to a given chapter or page you wish to tab for a revisit. Many of my pages are tabbed already. Our foods are becoming the good, the bad, and the ugly, due to so many toxins in processed and packaged foods, our water, and soil.
Organic is the way to go forward. Invest in good food now and save yourself the big extra bucks for medical care later on. Remember: It is never too late to start.

– Amazon Reviewer Elizabeth Ann Gomez


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