Thursday, October 31, 2013


Have you ever felt like the entire world is against you? That nobody cares. Then out of the blue comes a word of encouragement. The source is unexpected, but exactly what you needed to see you through; verify that you're not alone.
Joshua DuBois became that source of inspiration to President Barak Obama.
Over the years Joshua DuBois kept those daily transmissions and has now parlayed them into The President's Devotional.
The President's Devotional is a compilation of scripture and prayers meant to inspire and comfort those searching for daily breath of fresh air.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

They're Back!

When I was asked if I wanted to attend an event featuring Jason Mott, my eyes glazed over. Who in the world is Jason Mott?
My lack of name recognition must have promoted itself like a neon sign across my forehead. I came to that conclusion because of the humorous expression on my friend's face. Rather than verbalize my lack of knowledge I was again extended the opportunity to partake of an evening with this unknown. I'm so happy that I accepted.
Jason Mott is a delightful, humorous and extremely humble young man. He is also a debut author. Oh, and did I mention that his novel--The Returned debuted at the top of the New York bestsellers list? And, did I mention that this debut novel has been picked up by Brad Pitt's production company?
 Resurrection (the renaming) will become a part of the ABC line up in March 2014.
So what's this story all about?
The Returned centers around Harold and Lucille Hargrove who lost their son Jacob when he was eight years old. A knock at the door thirty-two years later turns their world upside down. It is  impossible for Jacob to be standing there. It's even more impossible for people around the world be experiencing the same phenomenon.
It is an intriguing story from beginning to end. The prose are strong, the characters are ones you become invested in. Beyond that Jason takes the reader to realm that provokes the thought that maybe, just maybe, we're not alone.