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A provocative, new book by author and scholar Marc Mourier reveals hidden secrets of the Bible.

Reading Into Beliefs

Reading Into BeliefsA provocative, new book by author and scholar Marc Mourier reveals hidden secrets of the Bible. In "The Garden of Eden: What Really Happened?" (Index Publishing, $14.95), Mourier cites Biblical evidence that he believes proves that Eve was cloned from Adam. Mourier feels that Noah's flood was one way that God cleansed the Earth when the "Adam Experiment" went wrong. He also believes that Adam and Eve came after many civilizations, including Darwin's apes. Mourier says that more than 4,000 years of translations have changed the original meaning of the Bible and that people should be inquisitive and cautious about how the Bible has been relayed. He claims that many religious thinkers and theologians have purposely created a power grid to "cover up" ideas they do not want to openly disclose but "know are true," such as the mission to create Adam and Eve.Mourier also paints a picture of the Garden of Eden that is very different from what is traditionally taught. He believes that the original Hebrew Bible shows that the Garden of Eden isn't a typical flowery garden that one might picture. Instead, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the snake, and the apple are symbolic. For example, when Eve is described eating the fruit, Mourier interprets this as acquiring scientific laboratory knowledge on how she was created. The book also gives Mourier's explanations on: • "The secret, shocking and hidden revelations" of the Bible • Where the Bible shows "proof of visitors from outside" • Religious "cover-ups" • Who specifically visited the Garden of Eden and created Adam. "The Garden of Eden: What Really Happened?" has drawn positive reviews from readers who fall on different sides of Mourier's research on Intelligent Design. It comes fully illustrated with what Mourier calls "evidence that the ideas expressed in this book have secretly been known for centuries."

Getting The Most Out Of Military Benefits

Getting The Most Out Of Military Benefits

Imagine being halfway through college without cracking a textbook. Need a mentor? About 250,000 are standing by to help in your job search. Buying a home? How does no down payment sound? These are examples of the billions of dollars in military benefits available to service members and veterans. However, these extraordinary benefits often go unused or overlooked.A new book called "The Military Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Military & Veterans Benefits" (Simon & Schuster, $20) could help the 30 million men and women who served unlock those benefits and make the most of their military experience.The guide is full of insider tips, little-known benefits and shortcuts. It addresses the ins and outs of the system, identifying what can be claimed-or lost if left unclaimed. It offers tips like these:GI Bill and Scholarships• You may have up to $50,000 in educational funding just waiting to be used. • Military experience can count toward college credits-you may be only a few credits shy of an associate's degree.• There are $300 million in scholarships for military members, spouses and children; in some cases these cover full tuition.VA Home LoansA VA home loan offers advantages not associated with other types of loans. They include: • Upper limit of $417,000 with no down payment required in most cases.• No monthly mortgage insurance premium.• Veterans with disabilities may have their loan fees waived.• Veterans with permanent and total service-connected disabilities may be eligible for a grant up to $50,000 to adapt a house to meet their disability needs.CareersThe book explains career services available to veterans, including:• A nationwide, free mentoring service to quickly network with 250,000 other service members, veterans and spouses.• Where to find online tools to translate your military skills to civilian terms to find jobs related to your military specialty. • Tips on hot careers. Keep your security clearance active-civilian workers with clearance earn 24 percent more than their counterparts and there's never been a greater demand in classified programs.• How to flag your resume for military-friendly employers.

The Frugal Book Promoter - Book Review

The Frugal Book Promoter - Book Review

The Frugal Book Promoter How to do What Your Publisher Wont is the third book written by author Carolyn Howard Johnson, but by far it is not the last. Already she is planning on releasing a book of poetry. The Frugal Book Promoter has won the USA Book News award for Best Book 2004, and has also been an Irwin Award winner. For Dave and I, the promotion of our two books and promoting the upcoming e-book has been an uphill battle. Intensive research on our part for more than three years has prepared us for most of the work, and because of this research and hands-on experience I found very little in this book that was actually new to me. I also found it somewhat lacking in areas that could have used more attention, such as its organization. Carolyns sentence structure and grammar use was confusing and frustrating at times for me to read. There was also repetitive use of information and examples, which I found a bit redundant. Personally, I would have preferred another method of organization for the book. For instance, there are many aspects of reviews, but I felt all of these should be discussed in one chapter rather than scattered throughout the book. While few links on the site were new to me, of the dozen or so that I tried one or two were no longer active. This is no fault of the author, however, and is due solely to the ever-changing Internet. However, I was reminded of some weak areas in our marketing plan and was given some incentive for those areas I am about to broach in our schedule. I appreciated many of the links that I discovered and have had excellent responses from them. Overall, I think The Frugal Promoter is a book that reads like you are sitting across from the author having a discussion. This is an aspect of the writing style that I certainly enjoyed. It could be considered a useful beginners tool that would save time by providing links, basic promotion options to choose from and several marketing ideas that are outside the norm.ISBN#: 1-932993-10-XAuthor: Carolyn Howard-JohnsonPublisher: Star PublishPublished: 2004Pages: 288

Condi: The Condoleeza Rice Story

Condi: The Condoleeza Rice Story

I had the satisfaction the other day of having finished a book. Yes, you would think that those of us who write for a living would be great readers. Some of us are, some of us arent. I probably am fairly well read overall, but that covers magazines, newspapers, articles, and the like for the most partespecially if they can be found online!My wife picked up a book for me this past Christmas and she hit it right on the mark Condi: The Condoleeza Rice Story. Written by Antonia Felix, the book traces the remarkable life of now Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice from her days living in highly segregated Birmingham, Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s through her years as an academic scholar, college professor, and university provost, all the way up to her present work with the Bush Administration. Written in 2003, the book still has Condi as National Security Advisor to the president, but in 2004 Condi replaced Colin Powell as the Secretary of State.The book delves into Condis life and doesnt hold back on much. No, not much to criticize about this consummate overachiever, rather plenty of praise for a role model who has triumphed in the face of overwhelming odds, let alone overwhelming adversity.Condi is not just a leading scholar, but she is an expert in Soviet {Russian} affairs, an accomplished pianist, and an avid football fan. Driven? Oh, yes! But, not in the possessed or obsessed sense of the word. As a black woman working in a mostly white male environment Condi has established herself on her terms and not on someone elses. Twice as good was the mantra passed down to Condi by her parents who believed that black children had to do everything twice as well as white children in order to be considered equal in a segregated society.I wont give all the details of the book away, but there are some highly interesting aspects about Condi that some people probably just dont know. Personally, I dont think Condi will run for president on the Republican ticket in 2008 as some desire instead, she aspires to be president of the NFL but whatever Condi chooses to do beyond her time working with President Bush will more than likely include breaking new ground and setting the trend for all who come behind her.

The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Review

One of the great children's classics by C.S. Lewis, is brought to the screen in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Set in wartime England, its plot has the four Pevensie children sent out of London for their safety. They end up in the country house of the eccentric Prof. Digory Kirke, and like all children removed from their usual source of fun and amusement, they're bored, bored, bored.Then one day, Lucy begins poking into things, and one of them is the very odd wardrobe of the professor's. What she sees inside, is not the professor's clothes, but a world encased in snow. The others of course, don't believe her, since they haven't found anything half so interesting. But eventually they give in to their own curiosity, and all enter the wardrobe to find themselves transported to the world of Narnia, where an evil White Witch has created an eternal winter, that will never see a Christmas.Meeting up with the kind and caring lion Aslan who rules the strange land, the children begin their trek towards defeating the witch. But along the way, one will fall behind and join the very forces of evil they are trying to defeat. Amongst the mysteries of talking animals, mythical creatures and magic spells, the children must free Narnia from the perilous cold, and one of their own, from dangers that could destroy them.This movie was extremely engaging from beginning to end, even at a long 2 hour and 20 minute running time. Perhaps, it's because it was one of my favorite novels growing up, but the young actors were quite engaging and Tilda Swinton was superb as the White Witch. Just one note of caution to parents: The movie was rated Parental Guidance Suggested and parents should be aware. The movie definitely has numerous violent scenes and its certainly not for little ones. Director: Andrew AdamsonProducers: Perry Moore, Philip Steuer, Andrew AdamsonStarring: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, James Cosmo, Jim Broadbent, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Wall Street: the Road Block To Your Investing Success

Worried about your stocks? Blame it on Wall Street.Investors today face a barrage of conflicting information and exaggerated return claims from what most people consider the "market" -; the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But these indexes only comprise about 12 percent of all U.S. stocks. The reality is that these stocks can't be predicted with any consistency, especially long-term.In the complicated world of financial services, you're being misled.Wall Street advisors employ a strategy of "active marketing," which is the continual development of new products designed and marketed as the latest and greatest solution to investors' fears and concerns. There is an addiction factor at work here; active marketing feeds our desire to roll the dice. This rolling of the dice takes the form of stock picking, market timing and return chasing, activities otherwise known as active management. The alternative is to "super-diversify" your portfolio with a wide array of unrelated investment choices and assets. This strategy allows you to own the market as a whole, rather than just a few of its components, thereby increasing your return and reducing the risk. Based on Nobel Prize-winning research known as Modern Portfolio Theory, the application of this theory into a properly diversified portfolio - what I call a "Market Return Portfolio" - consists of no-load institutional asset class mutual funds you normally don't see in many portfolios. Choices such as micro-cap, small cap international, emerging markets and value stocks can lead to more consistent long-term returns equal to or somewhat greater than the market at large.Another important aspect of proper portfolio management is finding the right firm to work with. Look for one that is independent, uses a fee structure whereby the firm is paid directly and only from clients, and uses a market return approach. The right strategy, managed by the right help, can truly bring wealth without worry.In some sense, worry-free investing isn't really possible. People will always worry about taking care of their families and they'll always worry about their country's economy. Yet true "wealth without worry" means not having to track the daily movement of the market, saving time and energy for more important things in life.Investors' confidence should be put not in an adviser or their own stock-picking prowess, but rather in the economic miracle we call capitalism. By tracking market movement over the past seven or eight decades, we see that the market goes up more than 80 percent of the time. The expansion of capital markets is inevitable -; and a windfall for market return investors.

Summary

A provocative, new book by author and scholar Marc Mourier reveals hidden secrets of the Bible.