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Blog Tour: The Lost Teachings of Jesus by Alonzo Gaskill

20 Mar, 2014 by in Uncategorized 1 comment

I received this book for free from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: The Lost Teachings of Jesus by Alonzo Gaskill

The Lost Teachings of Jesus

by Alonzo L. Gaskill
Published by Cedar Fort on March 11th 2014
Genres: Adult, Non- Fiction
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: Cedar Fort
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The wife and the mother are the inappreciable treasures given unto you by God. They are the fairest ornaments of existence, and of them shall be born all the inhabitants of the world.” This extra-biblical text, thought to be the words of Christ, is presented and explained by Alonzo Gaskill where he expounds the divine role of women in the gospel and family. This book will help you learn how to better appreciate and respect women and their part in God’s plan.


Wow! Such an interesting premise presented by Alonzo Gaskill that some of Christ’s direct words and teachings were hidden. Later to be discovered in a monastery in India. Nicholas Notovitch, a scholar finds and records these as verse shared in  a discourse and expounded upon by the author.

The teachings are empowering and powerful reminders of the importance of women and mothers. They teach respect, reverence, support and protection within families. I especially enjoyed the teachings by my ancestor Matthew Cowley. This would be a wonderful Mother’s Day present to be re-read over and over again. It made me realize once again what a vital role women have in today’s world and that we are supported by the gospel of Christ.

About the AuthorAlonzo-Gaskill

Alonzo L. Gaskill is a professor of Church history and doctrine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a master’s in theology, and a Ph.D in biblical studies. Brother Gaskill has taught at Brigham Young University since 2003. Prior to coming to BYU he served in a variety of assignments within the church Educational System— most recently as the director of the LDS Institute of Religion at Stanford University (1995–2003).
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Luminescence by Braden Bell Blog Tour Kick Off and $25 Giveaway

11 Mar, 2014 by in Uncategorized 2 comments

I received this book for free from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Luminescence by Braden Bell Blog Tour Kick Off and $25 Giveaway


by Braden Bell
Published by Cedar Fort on March 11, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Cedar Fort
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“He’s alive!” she yelled. “He’s alive!”
As Lexa spoke the words, she knew they were true. She knew with total certainty.
“Dr. Timberi’s alive!”

When Lady Nightwing kidnapped Dr. Timberi, everyone assumed their teacher had been killed. So when Lexa discovers that he isn’t dead, Conner can’t believe his ears.

Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightshade, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

Your favorite characters return in this satisfying conclusion of the Middle School Magic series! Filled with plenty of twists, humor, and adventure, Luminescence will keep you guessing until the last page.

Study hall? Definitely. Substitute Teachers? Absolutely. Rescuing people from brutal villains? Bring it on!

Fire and Ice is honored to announce and host the blog tour for Luminescence by Braden Bell!

In this thrilling conclusion to the Middle Grade Magic series, Dr. Timberi has been kidnapped, assumed dead. But Lexa knows better, and she is determined to save him. She must find a way to put aside her guilt and jealousy to work together with her brother and best friend Melanie.

The three of them have the potential to form a powerful force against evil… if they can overcome what it weighing them down to use their newly kindled powers. Luminescence packs wisdom about guilt, healing, the loyalty of love and soaring above your trials of the past. Readers will no doubt feel a wide range of emotions as they see their favorite series come to a close! It’s non-stop action with your favorite prep school students turned magi.

If you’ve never picked up Braden’s series, I would highly recommend it for older teens and adults. Mr. Bell has a way of adding valuable truths into his story while offering an awesome MG trilogy with a whole lot of adventure.

Content: (highlight to reveal) there are some themes that are a bit mature like abuse and bullying, moderate violence.

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Tour Schedule

Tue Mar 11- Fire and Ice
Wed Mar 12- Lisa Swinton Queen of Random
Thurs Mar 13- The Hungry Family
Fri Mar 14- Literary Time Out
Mon Mar 17- Queen of the Clan
Tues Mar 18- I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Thurs Mar 20- Why Not? Because I Said So!
Fri Mar 21- BrooklynBerry Designs
Thurs Mar 27- Getting Your Read On

About the AuthorBraden_Bell

During his middle school years, Braden Bell was the least-stable, lowest-achieving student in the history of the world. He shocked every former teacher by graduating from high school and college, and then going on to earn both a Master’s degree as well as a Ph.D. A teacher by day and a parent by night, he is around teenagers 24/7. He teaches music and directs plays at a private school, much like Marion Academy in The Middle School Magic series. Whether he fights evil after hours is something he cannot disclose. Braden Bell holds degrees in theatre from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from NYU. A committed educator, he has been directing plays and teaching school now for over twenty years. Braden lives with his family on a quiet, tree-lined lot outside of Nashville, TN, where he teaches theatre and choir at a middle school. The author of The Road Show, The Kindling, and Penumbras.

Learn More on his website* twitter* facebook* goodreads* publisher  


The Giveaway

$25 Amazon giftcard or Paypal cash. a Rafflecopter giveaway