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Author in the News: Booksigning at Vroman's (Steven Greenebaum)

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On November 24, 2019, Vroman's Bookstore hosted a book signing by MSI Press author, Steven Greenebaum, for his new book, One Family Indivisible . Here is how the bookstore announced the signing: Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them".  One Family: Indivisible   engagingly   invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith. This is a book for seekers of all races, ethnicities, and spiritual paths who search for that elusive goal of a community of love and inclusion that also respects our diversity. For more information about Steven's book, including links to reviews, click HERE .

Author in the News: Steven Greenebaum Featured in Splash Magazine

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Steven Greenebaum, author of One Family, Indivisible , was featured in Splash Magazine recently. Comment made about the author:    have never met anyone so thoroughly pleasant, real and genuinely sincere.  I truly hope I will have the opportunity to visit with him again in the future but regardless the positive power he literally brings to the table will be a bright and positive light in my life forever.   Comment made about the "remarkable" book: genuinely captivating and brilliant. Read the full article HERE . Read more posts by and about Steven Greenebaum HERE .

Book Review: Travels with Elly (MacDonald)

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Travels with Elly by Larry MacDonald received a 5-star review by Gisela Dixon at Readers' Favorites. She concludes: I enjoyed reading Travels with Elly and thought it was a witty, thoughtful, and at times humorous travel memoir. Larry has written in detail about the people and places they encountered on their road trip. The book also provides a glimpse into what life could be like living in a trailer, camping and traveling the road in this way. The engaging and fun writing style also incorporates the antics of Elly and pet lovers will surely enjoy it. The photographs complement the narrative and provide a visual representation of the events and places. Overall, this is a good travel memoir of travels across Canada in an RV and travel buffs will definitely enjoy it. Read the full review here: Readers Favorite Review . Larry is also author of RV Oopsies. Travels with Elly can be purchased for 25% discount at the MSI webstore . Use coupon code FF25.

An Emotional Forecast for the Holidays (guest post by Julia Aziz)

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I've been getting to know Tony, our new mail carrier. Though his day job takes up most of his energy, his passion is screenwriting, and he recently enrolled in a screenwriting course at the nearby community college. His ideas are beautiful, like a Pixar version of why bad things happen to good people. What he went through as a kid made him into a mystic, and he wants to offer hope for young people that are struggling. Tony and I originally connected because a Sports Illustrated had been mistakenly delivered to my house. I was on my way to walk it over to the neighbor’s house when I met up with him. Tony later told me he was afraid I was going to yell at him since that was how residents often approached. He was very surprised when I came up to him with an easygoing manner, and he wanted to know why I was like that. Now the fact that friendliness is an anomaly is something to think about in and of itself. But more importantly, we've got to stop yelling at the mailman! I know

Author in the News: "In Conversation with Reverend Steven Greenebaum" (Splash Magazines)

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Recently, Splash Magazines Chicago interviewe d Steven Greenebaum, author o f One Family Indivisible . Here is the introduction to its article, "In Conversation with Reverend Steven Greenebaum": One Family: Indivisible,  by Reverend Steven Greenebaum, the founder of the Living Interfaith Church, is the latest of his three books. As a child growing up as a Reform Jew in Suburban Los Angeles, he was impacted by the unfairness of what he observed in his world, the Holocaust, the treatment of the African American Community, for a start and set about making the world a better place.  Along the way he earned Master’s Degrees in Mythology, Music, and Pastoral Studies.  His experiences, which include directing  Jewish ,  Methodist ,  Presbyterian , and  Interfaith  choirs, have helped him to understand the profound wisdom of many spiritual traditions leading him to found the Living Interfaith Church. His mission has extended to work in social and environmental justice, and a

Book Alert: Soccer Is Fun without Parents

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Released today! Approximately 75 percent of children who play organized sports quit by age 13. While there is no definitive answer about why, many researchers suggest that it is because of pressure from parents. One referee always likes to say that he equates kid's soccer to a musical recital. Parents don't yell instructions to their seven-year old when they are singing or playing the piano. They are not jumping up from their seats when the proper chord is struck, yelling, "Great job, Jimmy!" or "Big kick on the next chord!" Yet, they feel it is OK to do so on the soccer field. Why? This book will make every soccer parent and coach say, "I know that person." Unfortunately, sometimes they'll be talking about themselves. It's an entertaining and informative read as Peter not only tells the stories of insane, yet normal, soccer parents but delves into why and how our behavior needs to change. Rob Harrington Professional Soccer Coac

Author in the News: Steven Greenabaum on Book Tour

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On his book launch, Steven Greenebaum ( One Family: Indivisible ) has been traveling the US West Coast from tip to tip, starting in Seattle and concluding in Los Angeles. Today, he was in Gilroy, California, signing his book at Barnes & Noble. Tomorrow, he will be lecturing at ther St Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, and Saturday, he will be speaking to an interfaith group in Pacific Grove.

Peter Jonas: Best Books Award Finalist 2019

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Congratulations to Peter Jonas who has been selected as a finalist in the American Book Fest Best Books Awards competition. To read more information about Peter and his writing, click  here .

Steven Greenebaum: Best Books Award Finalist 2019

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Congratulations to Steven Greenabuam who has been selected as a finalist in the Book Books Awards competition for his book, One Faamily: Indivisible . To read more information about Steven and his book, click here .

Excerpt from It Only Hurts When I Can't Run (Parker): First Pain

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Excerpt: First Pain Through the years, Binta often told people I was her “first pain.” I assumed it was because I was her first born, but the more I thought about it, I was not her primal pain. She was in pain long before I came along. As a child, I recall her telling me many times that she was the “black sheep” of her family. By my observation, she was a copper-colored, smooth-skinned beauty with dark, inquisitive eyes and long, thick hair. Knowing her siblings as I do, she may have seemed like a prickly-know-it-all in her conversations with them.       Binta also made statements to me, questioning her parentage, saying, “My aunt I got named after is really my birth mother.” She never said why she thought that. Other times, she’d say about her mother, my Nana, Dia Mae Black, “She didn’t love me; in fact, I think she hated me. That’s the reason my family and me seemed like a poor fit.” How awful! What a mindset to have about your own mother and family members!       Throug

Author in the News: Steven Greenebaum Interviewed on Conscious Speaks, a Podcast by Kellie Wright

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Steven Greenebaum, author of One Family Indivisible , discussed his book in a two-part interview with Kellie Wright. Click HERE to listen to Part 1. Click HERE to listen to Part 2. For more posts by and on Steven Greenebaum, click HERE . For more authors in the news, click HERE .

Authors in the News: Susan Lewis (From Deep Within)

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Recently, Susan Lewis, lawyer and psychologist, served as an expert witness on Law & Crime television. Fascinating information. Listen to her here: Psychologist Says Says Psychotic Symptoms Just Don't Disappear During An Interview.

Authors in the News: Muna Imady

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Just learned about this article, written in honor of Muna Imady soon after she died of complications from heart surgery and published in Wild River Review (now defunct). She had contributed many articles herself to WWR. This memorial article is very touching: "Lady of the Largest Heart: Remembering Muna Imady." Muna authored Syrian Folktales , which MSI Press published several years ago, and right before she died, she had finished writing a collection of stories and poems about Damascus, which will be published soon, posthumously, as Damascus Amid the War .