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P.J. Fisk Describes Her Quest for God as Mother in Newly Released Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “If God Is My Mother, Who Is My Father?” by P.J. Fisk.

A religious scholar shares her spiritual journey in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing, searching for truth amidst age-old traditions of religious thought and the role of women.

Influenced by her Seventh-day Adventist grandmother, the author joined that church by baptism when she was 14 years old, setting the stage for the religious conflict that would reverberate in her life. She spent 15 years working within the education system of the church. In this new book that serves as both a memoir and record of a spiritual journey, P.J. Fisk shares her views of religious conflict, especially as it relates to the roles of men and women in a traditionally patriarchal organization.

“If God Is My Father, Who Is My Mother?” gets personal quickly, opening with Fisk’s description of herself as a pregnant newlywed locked out of her apartment by her husband. It’s a pattern that repeats itself over the years, as Fisk works to obey her husband as religious traditions dictate, no matter what the personal cost to her body and mind. Working as head dean for girls at an Adventist school brings professional success but also personal anguish as Fisk realizes girls are held to a different standard than boys and that standard comes straight from doctrine.

Personal pain and losses, as well as big changes in her life, lead Fisk to question the doctrine she’s followed all of her life. Her studies of spirituality, including reading “The Woman’s Bible,” call into question the assumed maleness of God and the resulting subordination of women both in church and in society. “As long as women accept the position that religions assign her, her emancipation is impossible,” Fisk writes, recognizing her own culpability in how she raised her daughters and granddaughters. Her spiritual journey toward finding the Goddess in God, which continues today, leads her to conclude that a purely patriarchal – or matriarchal – solution will not work. “God cannot be a male with no female in the Godhead,” she writes. Instead, the world needs to embrace the love inherent in the mother aspect of God with help from the mothers now living in the world.

Author P.J. Fisk has studied women and religion for more than 30 years, researching religion from ancient times to the present and focusing on the plight of women as they relate to a predominant male system of religion. She has six children and 12 grandchildren and raised her daughters in a fundamental Christian church based on the patriarchal systems of the Bible. Fisk and her husband, Loren, live by the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

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For additional information, please visit www.PJFisk.com.

If God Is My Father, Who Is My Mother?

P.J. Fisk

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2353-3                        192 pages                        $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Jennifer Palk Shares Time-Saving Recipes from A to Z in New Cookbook

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Sgt. Potter’s Homecookin’ with Short-Cuts” by Jennifer Palk.

A former Air Force member shares recipes she honed while on the job and as a single mom in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. The recipes provide short cuts to home-style cooking, something working parents may have to do without because they don’t have enough time.

Imagine eating a home-cooked meal that takes a fraction of the time it normally would take to prepare. That’s the inspiration behind this new cookbook, created by a former Air Force member – known by most as Sgt. Potter – who treated not only her young sons but fellow flyers to homemade baked goods and meals. This single mom put their feedback to good use, learning short-cuts that allowed her to create delicious, nutritious meals and desserts while still having time to spend with her boys.

In “Sgt. Potter’s Homecookin’ with Short Cuts,” Jennifer Palk (formerly Sgt. Potter) shares knowledge she’s gained thanks to her time in the Air Force and years of baking with her family as a young girl. From Andrew’s Chocolate Mint Cookies and Apple Butter to Zack’s Apple Jack Cookies and Zucchini Bread, this family friendly cookbook arranged in alphabetical order offers something for everyone. Entrees include such offerings as Calzones, Dad’s BBQ Ribs, Easy Parmesan Chicken and Roberts Chili. Diabetic-friendly recipes include Apple Pie Cake, Banana Pudding, Carrot Snack Cake and Sherry’s Peach Cobbler. Even pets will find something to like with recipes for homemade dog biscuits and holiday dog treats.

Author Jennifer Palk served in the U.S. Air Force for 17 years, most of it as a single mother with young boys. She and her family live in Baxter, Tenn. She began compiling the material for the book when friends asked for her recipes.

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For additional information, please visit www.sgtpotterscookbook.com.

Sgt. Potter’s Homecookin’ with Short-Cuts

Jennifer Palk

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2276-5                        172 pages                        $10 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Meditation Guide Breaths Life into Self-Exploration; Kathryn Samuelson Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be” by Kathryn Samuelson.

A life coach and spiritual seeker shares her methods for meditating and exploring the inner self in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Meditation is one way to achieve inner peace and healing. This new book provides a tool for people who want to deepen their meditative experience and bring their hearts’ stories into the light so they can live in what author Kathryn Samuelson calls “a mindful and heartful” way, fully exploring the perceived dualities of life.

“Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be” offers 56 distinctive meditation images, corresponding texts and exercises to use along with the images and texts. The author’s goal is to help others bring openness into their life and heart, prepare the way for a journey unlike any other, learn how to travel into the heart with ease and build a new relationship with themselves. The text and companion meditation images allow readers to contemplate the duality of life, from the smallest quantum reality to the infinite universe. For instance, one meditative phrase implores “Go slowly. Take your time,” while its companion image reads “Embrace the swiftness of change.”

Expanded meditative prose, along with the exercises, facilitates inner exploration and consideration of how to live in relation to the world, families, friends, oneself and the divine. Vibrant nature photographs by David Steiner and dedicated space in the book to chronicle experiences through journaling, drawing and creating collages add to the hands-on aspect of learning to live in hope and from the heart instead of in competition with one another.

Author Kathryn Samuelson was born and raised in Illinois, graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law. She practiced law in Illinois for more than 26 years before moving to Massachusetts, where she began working as a psychic and life coach. She has a professional coaching certification from the University of New Hampshire. Samuelson, a longtime poet and meditator, has led workshops based on “Opening the Heart.” She enjoys producing mixed media art. Linda Lewis is co-creator of the book.

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For additional information, please visitwww.kathrynsamuelson.com.

 

Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be

Kathryn Samuelson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2430-1                        178 pages                        $26.99 US

 

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.


About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Student Shares His Insights on Biblical Revelations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Greatest Revelation: Series One” by Abebola Isola.

A West African-born student offers his perspective on the Bible in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Reading the Bible is a personal experience for many people, and sometimes its messages don’t come across clearly. In his new book, author Abebola Isola, a university student, shares the insights he’s gleaned from his own reading of scripture, told in an easy, conversational style that’s easy to follow. He writes that he was inspired to write the book because he wanted to share God’s message with children, teenagers and adults who don’t understand it.

“The Greatest Revelation: Series One” focuses mainly on Bible passages from the Book of Matthew, with each verse followed by a short interpretation. For instance, Isola explores Matthew 4:13: “You are the salt of the earth.” His explanation is the earth needs us or it can’t function, so everyone has responsibilities to God. Regarding Matthew 15:8 — These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. – he explains that Christianity must come from the heart. Instead of talking about Christianity, people need to act and serve God from the bottom of their heart.

Isola humbly presents his interpretation of the Bible, poking fun at himself and some of his initial misconceptions about scripture. For instance, when he was a child, he thought the verses that talk about cutting off part of the body that cause people to sin was literally – that he should cut his body. He later realized, with God’s help, that the scripture referred to metaphorically shedding things that cause people to sin.

Author Abebola Isola, a student at the University of Minnesota, is majoring in economics. Isola was born in Lagos in Nigeria, Africa. His father, an engineer, lives in Nigeria, and his mother, a nurse, lives in America.

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For additional information, please visit www.adebolabook.com.

The Greatest Revelation: Series One

Abebola Isola

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2298-7                     68 pages                    $15 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.