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I would not have chosen to write this particular book, but the task has relentlessly pursued me throughout the diverse chapters of my life. I purposely wrote about these things in a bold way, to inspire you to think outside the box and color outside the lines.  Continue reading

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Higher Power is only discovered when it is absolutely necessary. Well, out in the middle of the isolated Canadian wilderness, a hundred miles from the nearest town, I discovered the source of this power. I wasn’t afraid anymore! Not quite traditional Christian doctrine, but the pieces all fit together and answered my questions. My faith became an active powerful force!

From Kirkus Reviews: "Familiar concepts, sure, but Rozek’s unconventional perspective makes them seem invigoratingly new." 

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A passionate rereading of Christianity and the nature of personal faith.

Canadian author Rozek’s debut takes the form of an enthusiastic top-to-bottom re-envisioning of the Christian mythos. ….she goes back to the Bible with fresh eyes and reads it anew in search of the answers to basic questions such as “Why am I here?” or “What’s the purpose of life anyway?”

Rozek’s conceptual revamping of traditional biblical ideas ultimately appeals to the well-known Christian narrative: Jesus died as a sacrifice and as a living key to redemption. “By accepting the death of this Great One as a ransom for our freedom,” Rozek writes, “each of us can belong to something far greater than ourselves.” The book then broadens from this dramatized 21st-century recasting of the Messiah story to include some intriguingly wider suggestions for how the faithful of any denomination can find meaning: “The Great Ones know that in order for us to have abundant lives, we must first learn how to love.”

Familiar concepts, sure, but Rozek’s unconventional perspective makes them seem invigoratingly new. A well-written and welcoming take on the traditional tenets of Western religion.

 

Review OnlineFeb. 6th, 2014

This awesome presentation shows how the original Chinese written characters were formed to capture the historical events in the Genesis tale of creation. Every character tells a fascinating story.These most ancient characters document the history of God’s interventions on our planet!

(Pastor Kong Hee, from City Harvest Church in Singapore, starts writing them on the chalk board at the eleven minute mark into the video)….

I knew what I had written was a little different from the common Christian inspirational type of book! But now I’m delighted to receive another favorable review, this time from Kirkus Reviews. Here it is in full:

The Celestial Proposal by Jane Catherine Rozek | Kirkus

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The Celestial Proposal by Jane Catherine Rozek

The Celestial Proposal

Our Invitation to join the God Kind

by
Jane Catherine Rozek

A passionate rereading of Christianity and the nature of personal faith.

Canadian author Rozek’s debut takes the form of an enthusiastic top-to-bottom re-envisioning of the Christian mythos. Rozek cites such influences as C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters (1942), Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods (1970) and the Christian-mystic writings of Zecharia Sitchin as she goes back to the Bible with fresh eyes and reads it anew in search of the answers to basic questions such as “Why am I here?” or “What’s the purpose of life anyway?” She views these questions as central to “the game of life” and tells her readers, “To get to the ultimate level, we must play it seriously with all the skills we have.” The schema of quasi–Judeo-Christian faith she derives from her readings is personal and interactive. She reminds her readers that the Bible is full of references to heavenly interactions with the lives of humans, and in her view, this is a necessary thing. “Our world today still needs celestial intervention desperately.” That intervention comes about at the behest of “the Great Ones”—“a collection of benevolent, celestial God-beings: the Source, the Son and Spirit.” She also spends a good deal of time on forerunners and servants, the supernatural beings known as angels. Rozek’s conceptual revamping of traditional biblical ideas ultimately appeals to the well-known Christian narrative: Jesus died as a sacrifice and as a living key to redemption. “By accepting the death of this Great One as a ransom for our freedom,” Rozek writes, “each of us can belong to something far greater than ourselves.” The book then broadens from this dramatized 21st-century recasting of the Messiah story to include some intriguingly wider suggestions for how the faithful of any denomination can find meaning: “The Great Ones know that in order for us to have abundant lives, we must first learn how to love.” Familiar concepts, sure, but Rozek’s unconventional perspective makes them seem invigoratingly new.

A well-written and welcoming take on the traditional tenets of Western religion.

Pub Date:Nov. 25th, 2013
ISBN:978-0991991709
Page count:353ppPublisher:Books of Life Publishing House
Publisher:Books of Life Publishing House
Program:Kirkus Indie
Review Posted Online:Feb. 6th, 2014

SmallCover's Final Design_2To Friends & Fans:

Kelowna author Jane Catherine Rozek launches her narrative nonfiction book!

Quoted from ForeWord Reviews: “This mash-up of Bible + sci-fi + metaphysics has introduced new lines of thought for meditation and consideration.”

When: December 17th, 2013 at 7:00

Where:  The Pulp Fiction Coffee House
1598 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC
A free cup of Dark Roast and a short reading from Chapter Three will set the Christmas mood. Books will be available for purchase and autographing, along with a few door prizes. We hope some of you can join us to celebrate this event!

 
It’s been a long, lonely journey for me. I started the book decades ago in our wilderness log cabin on the ranch, and the manuscript has survived a great many crises in my own life. Now after countless author editing and three professional editors scrutinizing every sentence, the manuscript has finally morphed into its final form and is listed on Amazon.com. I was so encouraged to have it chosen as one of the select few to be reviewed in ForeWord Reviews for their Dec. 1st edition. Over 80,000 libraries and book marketers subscribe to this quarterly catalogue. I think the book is ready to come out of its closet! I hope The Celestial Proposal will inspire you to “think outside the box” and map out your own spiritual journey for living life on planet earth.
Jane Catherine Rozek

Fury

I have been to the remote shores of Haida Gwaii, what used to be known as Queen Charlotte Islands. So, I was interested in the newspaper article a while ago about a local beachcomber, Peter Mark, who made a spectacular find. He discovered what might be the first piece of debris from the Japanese tsunami to have arrived in Canada. 

He came across a large white cube, like the back part of a moving truck, just below the high tide mark.

“The door was ripped off…” he said. “So I went closer and looked inside and saw a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.” The motorcycle’s license plate showed registration in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan and the wall of the trailer had Japanese print on the tags. Mark also found a few golf clubs, tools, and camping equipment in the container.

It defies all logic,” Mark said. And so it does. To find a motorcycle still intact after surviving a tsunami, on a beach 5,000 kilometres away was incredibly sobering.

Miyagi Prefecture was the worst hit part of Japan, with more than 11,000 people dead and missing. The Kuroshio Ocean current runs in an almost direct path from Japan’s east coast over to North America, passing right by the islands of Haida Gwaii.

If a modern cube van can stay afloat through a tsunami and stormy seas for a year, why is it difficult to believe that a larger ark containing precious human life and animal kinds could survive a cataclysmic Great Flood?

“For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.” (Genesis 7:17 NIV)

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