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Death in Printers Alley - Book Review

To live a Godly life

In the half-century that I have been around I have come to the conclusion that it is imperative for me to live a Godly life.  I want to please my Lord and Saviour and I want to be gracious as I grow older.  As I have been thinking about what it takes to get to living such a live I want to share my thoughts with you.
How to live a Godly life?Let’s start by following the Lord Jesus’s instructions as it is written in Mark 12: 29 – 31 (CEB) and Jesus replied, “The most important one is Israel, listen! Our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this, you will love your neighbour as yourself.  No other commandment is greater than these.” ImitatorsBecause I am human and have problems with my fellow man I will get angry and upset with them, family and neighbour.  How to deal with my frustrations and get on with my live turning more Godly?  The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Jo…

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The Secret History of another Rome : Book Review

Book Review:                                 The Secret History of another Rome Author:                                            Bear Realest book:                                 April 2015 First book:                                      Excellent Personal Quality Rating:                4             Reviewer:                                        Yvette van Niekerk (South Africa)
Summary:
The Science Fiction story foretells a future in the 2600’s.  A young child named Octavian depart Table Mountain in Southern Africa to go to the new country Alexandria, his mother accompanies him on the flight.  The child reaches an aged where he is permitted to change his name and he chooses to be called Ranulf.  Ranulf is being trained to become the next Supreme Pontiff of the Empire of Rome at Alexandria.  His teachers are called Librarian which looks a lot like priests.
The current Pontiff dies and Ranulf has to fill his shoes, the change is dramatic and it take Ranulf some time to settle …

Clan of Midnight - Book Review

Book Review:                                 Clan of Midnight Author:                                            Richard Phillip Hoffman Personal Quality Rating:                4             Reviewer:                                        Yvette van Niekerk (South Africa)
Summary:
This Science Fiction Mystery Novel is written using the setting of the California.  The story kicks off with murders which are reported on Channel 6.  The main character David Zane is a magician who doesn't age.  So he looks really good for a 65 year old chap.
Detective Roberts contacts Zane to see what he thought of the murders and if there was away in solving the murders.  After inspecting the bodies Zane suggests that the Detective see if they can get some cash to pay the matron Bonny St. Claire to help with the investigation.
The story is interesting and there is a lot going on with nostalgia around Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney and the different immortals.
Social / Historical Context:
Considering t…