The Secret Life of God as Man

      Mary Quijano
The Secret Life of God as Man

Based on "The Infancy Gospel of Thomas" and other writings, The Secret Life of God as Man is a fictionalized account of Jesus of Nazareth's early childhood, plus the years from age 12 to the start of his ministry at age 30. Told from Christ's own point of view, and from that of those closest to him, it shows a side of Jesus we need to know to fully appreciate who He is and what He has done for us.Except for His miraculous birth and His appearance in the holy temple at age twelve, the life of Jesus as a child has been a well-guarded secret, cloaked in mystery. The few accounts of his childhood that were circulated in the first century following His murder were deemed heretical by the self-proclaimed "fathers of the church," along with many of His more esoteric teachings. Then, in the mid-nineteenth century, by pure chance (or act of God?), ancient manuscripts buried away in caves for millennia to protect them from destruction by these purveyors of catholic doctrine were found. One of these, The Infancy Gospel of Thomas, recounts stories about the childhood of Jesus of Nazareth which give insights into His powers as well as His temperament as a young boy. It is upon these accounts - plus numerous other religious tracts, both canonical and mystic - that this fictionalized story of Jesus' early life, the secret life of God as Man, is based. Told largely from the Christ's own point of view, and from that of those closest to him, it shows a side of Jesus we need to know, to fully appreciate who He is and what He has done for us.

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    Smoke, Mirrors and Deep Space

      Mary Quijano
Smoke, Mirrors and Deep Space

Alex McCormick is a national hero,an astronaut who sacrifices everything and everyone to realize his dreams. The first man to travel to Jupiter's moon, he is on the brink of reaching his life's goal when fate sweeps it all away, leaving him embarked upon the strangest journey of all, the quest to find out who he really is. Arrogant, brilliant,charming and oblivious, he just might be God.Just who is Alex McCormick? His fellow flyboys at Edwards Air Force base would probably say he's a regular guy, just like them; a man in love with flying, in love with the sense of freedom bordering on ecstasy a man feels when leaving the sodden pull of gravity behind to soar above the earth, looking down on the mundane world below from a godlike perspective.If his wife - beautiful,brilliant and thwarted in her own aspirations in order to support his - was to hear their description she might nod in silent agreement: He certainly loved flying much more than he loved his son or her.Now embarked on a three year deep space voyage to Jupiter, his tongue-in-cheek goal "to go where no man has gone before" is met in the most unforeseen and literal way when his space vehicle crashes on Europa and he awakens in an alien recovery facility where he is about to discover his true self.Who is Alex McCormick? Arrogant, self-centered, brilliant, charming and oblivious, he just might be God.

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    Sorrowful Joe

      Mary Quijano
Sorrowful Joe

Strange happenings in a big city soup kitchen: A horribly deformed man inadvertently plays havoc with the social order until the vision of a blind girl reveals him to be much more than he appears.Sick and Twisted is a collection of funny cartoons and award-winning comics by Oliver Gaspirtz.Over the past 20 years, his cartoons have been published in many newspapers and magazines across the US, including the National Enquirer, Saturday Evening Post, SUN, Medical Post, Physician, Funny Times, American Police Beat, as well as in magazines in Germany and England. During the 1990s, Deike Press, Germany's largest syndicate, distributed his cartoons to hundreds of German newspapers while King Features syndicate distributed them in the US as part of The New Breed comic strip.Cartoons by Gaspirtz have appeared in over 20 books, such as Chickensoup For The Country Soul. Since 2000, Gaspirtz has been publishing his work on the Internet.His cartoons have been on display in several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran, Iran and the Cartoon Art Museum in Boca Raton.His colorful artwork looks harmless and family friendly, reminiscent of early Disney cartoons. But his uncensored dark humor reminds of Gary Larson's single panel gag cartoons The Far Side.=== If you like this book, please rate and review it. Thank you! ===

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