Usually a writer of metaphysically oriented literature, this is Barbara Hand Chow's successful debut as a novelist and showcases her exceptional skills and abilities at deftly crafted fiction.
"Revelations of the Ruby Crystal" is very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections. Critique: A thoroughly absorbing read from beginning to end, "The Silver Locket" is unfailingly entertaining and a deftly constructed novel that showcases the rather impressive storytelling talents of its author, Sophia Bar-Lev.
He learns from his granddaughter that faith comes more through experience than through ideas. " will help other sufferers recognize the presence of a loving God in the midst of pain, uncertainty and death. : Suffering Through Cancer into Faith" should be read by anyone who has ever had to deal with a life-threatening illness. " is a deftly crafted and candidly personal story that is absolutely engaging from beginning to end and a very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library collections.
Wilkens retained both artistic and business control over her label in an era when most American ready-to-wear designers were anonymous employees of manufacturers.
Wilkens parleyed her relative youth into a big-sister image which, like her dresses themselves, allowed her to mediate between the concerns of her teenage clients and their parents.
Refusing to believe what many tell her-that the cancer was all part of "God's plan" - she finds solace in journaling and begins a discussion with her grandfather, a university professor specializing in philosophy of religion.
Through her experiences and writing about them, the student discovers that she may be a person of faith after all -- just not in the way she expected.