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We as humans live on just a small spec in the universe among billions of galaxies. Yet we have evolved to a point where human beings are the most important endangered species on our planet…because now in our twenty-first century we are capable of obliterating ourselves.

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We all agree that Jesus Christ lived and died. Yet some can’t decide whether he rose up resurrected from the grave or not. BUT have you read his will? Continue reading

I’m down today….there’s just so much crap going on in the world. I’ve got fears, sorrows, and responsibilities that I don’t like. But what can I do?  Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER FAILS? BAH!

 

Love never fails? Bah! Sometimes it fails miserably. It’s not because the nature of love isn’t powerful enough – because love can cut a swath like a laser beam through the darkest of hearts.

The word itself is just so overused we don’t recognize the real thing.

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Keaton Inukshuk

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

muslims-praying-little-boyTo my Muslim neighbours, I want to let you know your zeal and passion to serve God is inspiring. You pray many more times a day than other believers. You try to live righteously. Continue reading

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

This guy is amazing. He gets right to the depth of things and expresses it perfectly. I too hate the hype of religion but I love the depth! I’ve gone to many churches and sometimes you can feel the presence of an awesome invisible connection that makes you want to raise your head and just bathe in it. Tears tickle the corner of my eyes and my frown turns upside down. Unfortunately, sometimes it can also be kind of like a dry desert and you never get to the oasis.

But, that same presence of Spirit resides in any natural thing of beauty if we stop long enough to let it soak in…The sky for an example: in sunset mode, in wakeup morning glory, in lazy dappled clouds, in star studded quietness – what a church canopy we all have over us!

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