About the book (A teaser) "Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts" "We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light" - Plato "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" -John Lennon " Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. " - Tacitus As long as you are alive, and I am alive, our dreams will remain alive. Even after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot, his dreams are still alive and have been passed to the next generation to pursue freedom, democracy, equality, justice, peace, and prosperity. Thanks to his wake-up call and pains-taking efforts, modern society is much more open-minded and tolerant towards differences. A good leader should be a good reader; A good reader can become a good leader. Reading minds can be as challenging as reading books. This book documents my book reading experience and my reflections upon politics, education, psychology, communication, religion, and philosophy . . . etc. as well as my mind reading experience. It is a collection of my posts on my blog and on Facebook, where I have been sharing my thoughts and interacting with top political and business leaders, celebrities, and scholars in America, Europe, and Asia, implicitly and explicitly during the past two years (Sept.2010 through Sept. 2012). It is possible that my Facebook posts might have inspired lots of creative celebrities who produced stunning songs, movies, and TV shows. Here are some songs: "Born this way" "The Edge of Glory" "Hair" "You and I" "Government Hooker" "Princess Die""Princess High" "So Happy I Could Die" "Bloody Mary" "Highway Unicorn"-- by Lady Gaga "I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery, American Idol 2011 winner "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat "I Wanna Go" by Brittney Spears "Options" by Gomez "Firework" by Katy Perry "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selina Gomez "Year of 4" by Beyonce "P
From the back cover: History is like a multifaceted jewel, made up of many perspectives. The builders of empires have exciting stories to tell, sorties that are full of courage and adventure. the settlers who venture into the new lands often pride themselves on the fre and daring spirits, their willingness to endure hardships, their determination in the face of obstacles. These stories are true. But the people who already live in those same new lands know a different side of the truth. The native peoples' stories often tell of loss and destruction, tragedy and death.
Winner of the 2017 Christianity Today Book of the Year for Christian Living.Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospel you've ever taken!The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wet―set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus' first disciples were ragtag fishermen, and Jesus' messages and miracles teem with water, fish, fishermen, net-breaking catches, sea crossings, boat-sinking storms, and even a walk on water. Because this world is foreign and distant to us, we've missed much about the disciples' experiences and about following Jesus―until now. Leslie Leyland Fields―a well-known writer, respected biblical exegete, and longtime Alaskan fisherwoman―crosses the waters of time and culture to take us out on the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament.You'll be swept up in a fresh experience of the gospels, traveling with the fishermen disciples from Jesus' baptism to the final miraculous catch of fish―and also experiencing Leslie's own efforts to follow Christ out on her own Alaskan sea. In a time when so many are "unfollowing" Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to "come, follow me."
The Israelites did not realize leaving Egypt meant leaving the place of enslavement, fear and persecution. Walking into this promise would require significant courage! Choosing to leave your Egypt mentality behind to pursue the abundance God offers in your own personal “Promised Land” shall require MUCH courage. God has so much more in store for us. We will never know how much until we take the risk, step out of our comfort zones and reach for more. The Red Sea in the Hebrew language represented "coming to the end of something." In essence, it symbolized a new beginning.” Comments about Red Seas: ”The content of the book caused me to stop and consider the perceptions of trouble or struggle in the context of God’s will for my life. I don’t often consider my inheritance when I am going through a Red Sea Situation. What you have written, Jennifer, I believe will help the reader to reconsider what it means to “go through” and hold fast to God’s will. Your transparency is invaluable in communicating hard biblical truths. It makes you and your perspective more clearer and your victories more imaginable.” ~ Terri M. ”I love chapter 10 – “Supporting the Promise.” It definitely made me reflect on things I wish I had heard when going through a tough experience. This is what truly makes a great book, and helps one to identify with the reader!” ~ Kristene ”Great work, beautifully done! God used your words to strike a blow to my insides and it was a reminder about my attitude – what I have been holding back from God and why.” ~ T. Herron For more information about Jennifer and to contact her for speaking engagements, please see her website and blogs at "Life of JennRene" - (www.jennrene.com) and Red Sea Courage (www.red-sea-courage.com ).