Blasphemy – Shouldn’t Christians Avoid That Word?

Blasphemy – Shouldn’t Christians Avoid That Word?

A few days ago, a commentator on one of my Facebook posts, wrote me a single word: Blasphemy. The word intrigued me, because it reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jesus is sentenced to die on the cross due to blasphemy. In his case, according to legend, he...

The Transmigrant Wins An IPPY

The Transmigrant Wins An IPPY

Like all authors, I assume, you sit at your computer, typing away all day, and then daydream about winning awards. I don't know how many times I've fantasized about sitting at an awards ceremony waiting for my name to be called out as the winner. The IPPY (formally...

Foreword INDIE Book of The Year Finalist: The Transmigrant

Foreword INDIE Book of The Year Finalist: The Transmigrant

I'm thrilled to announce that The Transmigrant is a finalist in the Foreword INDIE Book of The Year awards. Foreword INDIES is one of the most revered awards in the independent publisher community. Winners to be announced on 6/15/18, so keeping my fingers crossed :)...

After The Launch

After The Launch

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 July and August have passed, and fall is upon us. This summer was perhaps the most epic and amazing in my life as I finally launched The Transmigrant, which I had been working on for the last six years. I will always be grateful...

The First Chapter of The Transmigrant

The First Chapter of The Transmigrant

Capernaum, Galilee, 1 AD Flap. Flippety-flap. Flap. The yellow butterfly fluttered its black-tipped wings in desperation against the synagogue ceiling, unaware of the open window only a few feet away. On a mat below, five-year-old Yeshua lounged against his father’s...

The Power of A Smile

The Power of A Smile

In a town hall meeting at work the other day, the CEO of our company said: "If you don't like your job, if you walk down the hallways with a sour face, don't bother to come to work. We don't want you." Harsh as it may seem, there's a basic truth in it. People don't...

What I’ve Learned This Week

What I’ve Learned This Week

As soon as the words “You have every right to be angry, I messed up,” were out of my mouth, peace settled in the room, and I could feel his anger dissipate. So easy. Before that moment, before those words, my mind had swirled with defensive outcries like, “But you...

Who was Nicolas Notovich – and did Jesus really visit India?

Who was Nicolas Notovich – and did Jesus really visit India?

"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" was transcribed from ancient Tibetan scrolls that Russian explorer Nicolas Notovich found in a monastery in Northern India. They spoke about a journey Jesus made through Asia where he studied Buddhism and Hinduism. But as soon as...

Was Yeshua born in Bethlehem, Galilee, or Bethlehem, Judea?

Was Yeshua born in Bethlehem, Galilee, or Bethlehem, Judea?

Aviram Oshri, a senior archaeologist with the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), has said: "Basic medical knowledge tells you that a heavily pregnant woman could not ride a donkey that kind of distance without losing her baby." Although medical knowledge was...