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Airborne plane with propeller whirling

“One late afternoon while flying in a small prop plane in northern British Columbia, I was reminded how easy it is to look through the rotating propeller and view the fields and forest below in perfect clarity.

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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

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

Ornate gold-gilded cathedrals spiral upward from cobblestone streets in the old cities we find ourselves in. Why do we stumble in over the thresholds to gaze at the decadence of religion?

Lisbon Cathedral

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P1070011Casablanca! I eagerly looked forward to experiencing my first impressions of the north African country of Morocco. What was I expecting? Not what I saw anyway.

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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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in the LATEST ISSUE OF
Kirkus Reviews
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

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” How do you get a book published? The same way! Launch date is December 1st, 2013

THE CELESTIAL PROPOSAL: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.com    Click here!

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Chapter 7 image ~ Levels in the Life Game

Would you believe I started the first drafted chapters decades ago on a typewriter in a log cabin in the evenings by lamplight. I know, I’m not THAT old, but I was just a crazy back-to-the-land hippy gal with a need for some metaphysical God-power in her life back then. I still need that metaphysical God-power in my life and I bet you could use some too!

It’s funny how we know certain beautiful things to be true and then we drift away until we lose the path we were on. Then we even forget where we’re supposed to be going. What we need is a roadmap or better yet, a treasure map so our journey ends in a grand destination worthy of our efforts. I believe there is a great celestial proposal for each of our lives with our own personal rainbow at the end.

How do you find enlightenment? How do you “get to heaven”? How do you create a paradise? One bite at a time, one step at a time…climbing upward.

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!

The Celestial Proposal chosen for Foreword ReviewsThe process of marketing the book comes with a roller coaster of a ride! The Celestial Proposal has been chosen for review in the December issue of Foreword Reviews, a well-known quarterly magazine that goes to thousands of libraries and book sellers. We’re so surprised and pleased about this. What does it mean? Maybe that it will actually sell and get known in the market!
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