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Re-Thinking Hellfire for a Christianity Without Insanity | Boyd Purcell

In religious literature, suffering and punishment in fire are symbolic of the spiritually corrective nature of metaphorical fire. A literal interpretation of the symbolism of fire is a major cause of fear, spiritual insanity, and spiritual abuse—especially spiritual terrorism, spiritual abuse in its most extreme form. But symbolism in The Holy Bible is bountiful, beautiful, […]

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God in My Head? | Josh Grisetti

The following is an excerpt from God in My Head, Josh Grisetti’s divine dialogue memoir with blunt comic undertones. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I was dead. In that moment, I knew I had overdosed. With all of the “downers” in my system, my heart rate must have […]

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Our Resistance, My Resistance: Enough for the Whole World | Making America Great Again | David N Moore

  The following is an excerpt of Making America Great Again, a winsome and prophetic text by David N Moore. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Our Resistance The world slowly divested from South Africa during Apartheid and banned them from the Olympics. Because the […]

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What Is Christian Mysticism? | Matthew Fox | The Lotus and the Rose

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian minister sit down to talk? And not just any lama and minister, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as […]

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Dawn Through the Shadows

Dawn Through the Shadows | Linda Smith

The following is an excerpt from Dawn Through the Shadows by Linda Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Chapter 1 Andrew Covick shifted on the undersized chair of the coffee house, crossed his leg and tapped his thumb on the small table. A young man, his hand on […]

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