Book Promo Feature – Poetry from behind the Curtain by Madison Kent

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Three selections chosen from a collection of 72 poems

Poetry From Behind the Curtain

poetryAN UNATTAINABLE TASTE

 

 

Champagne bottle riddled with bullet holes

 

Phosphorescent green glass exploding into enigmas

 

Its purposeful celebratory elaboration scotched

 

Disheveled spectators glean fortuitous witness

 

Some deliciously licking up oozing diminished cava

 

Still others bathing aimlessly in the reveries awash

 

Shards air born, frozen, reflecting past envisages

 

Fragmented now, the dancing pieces declare victory

 

Almost, the empty glasses sing in staccato harmony

 

Elevated senses may have levitated it from destruction

 

Encyclopedic explanations abound in annoying multiplicity

 

Upon the shelf you sit, tauntingly revealing you still exist

 

Dusted with age and fingerprints, one last bottle of jade

 

Daring onlookers to reach again for its sweet nectar, Hope

 

NOIR

 

 

The shadows that dance in black and white

 

Sublime In their happenstance and grace

 

Decorate the spaces in my rickety wooden shed

 

Engaging me in staccato sweet conversation

 

Watching them with transfixed eye, they sway

 

Darting in and out of my reality, we talk

 

Aggressively we reminisce of sunlit flowers

 

Daydreams of once loving vibrant colored days

 

Escaped now into transparent filaments

 

Hopes that once abounded mountain high

 

Disappeared into crevices that black the sky

 

Forever yesterday, abundant with fragrance

 

Destined now to trace your silhouette with

 

Outstretched hand, I hunger for your essence

 

Relinquished to observe as dancing butterfly

 

 

THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND SEA LIGHTS

 

 

That night, those moments captured only by the moon’s eyes

 

The beach deserted, cold crisp air whipping hair and clothes

 

Tighter we clung, breathing in the ocean like frozen margaritas

 

Promises flowing of true love were cascading confetti

 

Could this be what perfect is, is this heaven’s doorway?

 

The sound of the whitecaps beating rhythmically against the rocks

 

The air tasting of sugar misting across our waiting lips

 

Embraces that joined our heart and thoughts in union

 

That night, wondrous in its harmony of sound and beauty

 

It appeared as if we had stepped out of the world

 

Transcended into another place, where only lovers go

 

I captured it a hundred delicious times in my mind, engraving

 

That air brushed moments into resilient impressions

 

Lingering like a fresco eagerly accepting the fresh paint

 

My heart forever given completely, carried away on a wave

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madisonMadison Kent bio:

 

Madison Kent is an author, design consultant and sketch artist. She  also a poetry contributor to Sacramento Free Press (Poems for All Chapbook) Pomona Valley Review #7, The Voices Project, The UK Poetry Library, Creations Magazine, Prose and Rhyme; and The Book Patch.

 

Author of: Stalking Jack, The Night of the Twelfth Moon, Felicity’s Beaus, and Sweet Sins.

Madison can be found:

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Poetry from behind the Curtain is available for sale on Amazon

 

Book Promo Feature – Why Do They Leave Christianity and Come to Islam by Aicha Zoubair

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Aicha Zoubair to the blog! She is here to share about her latest book, Why Do They Leave Christianity and Come To Islam? If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two!

 

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If you have ever wondered how Islam and Christianity are similar and different, be ready to learn some of the most interesting facts in this well written and well researched book. You think you are saved in Christ, think again! This book exposes the lies that has been spread in the name of Jesus. Be prepared to seriously reflect upon your Christian beliefs. With thousands upon thousands leaving Christianity behind, you might wonder what Islam has to offer what Christianity does not… The crucifixion, the prayer, the last scripture, the messenger of satan, the name of God are among the subjects discussed in the book. All the evidences are supported with scriptural proofs. Not only does the author’s new book answers a lot of questions, it is also objective research into the Muslim and Christian scriptures, to understand why salvation cannot be found in the religion of Christianity. You will then discover why Islam in its many pure forms attracts so many in the Western part of the world and why they leave Jesus for the worship of Allah. If you are ready to learn why Islam is really the religion of truth that God wants all of us to follow, or if you are currently interested in learning how Islam is different from what you learn and see on television, the author’s new book is a must-read. You will not be disappointed, as you will learn a lot, and maybe even see an opportunity to enrich your life and change your spiritual path for the better.

Available on Amazon

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Aicha Zoubair is a freelance writer and a practising Muslim who has self published her first book: “WHY DO THEY LEAVE CHRISTIANITY AND COME TO ISLAM? A scriptural quest for the truth.”

Despite the fact that she has no credentials or religious degree to boast about, she embarks on an extensive research of the Christian and Muslim texts in order to convey the message of Islam and explain why the so many conversion from Christians.

Years ago, freelance writer and independent researcher Aicha Zoubair casually observed a trend in religion. A practicing Muslim, she noticed a large number of individuals converting from Christianity to Islam. Fascinated by this personal examination, she decided to pursue the truth in this movement for herself. With no advanced religious degrees or credentials, Zoubair took it on herself to research the people and the religions that are affected by this transition.

 

Zoubair’s research examined both Christian and Muslim texts and traditions and found why so many Christians find a new understanding of God in Islam. Her findings lead her to write the book “Why Do They Leave Christianity and Come to Islam? A Scriptural Quest for the Truth.” With extensive personal insight complementing her systemic research of the two religions, this recently released book is already leaving quite the impression, as yet another piece of the truth.

Aicha can be found:

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 EXCERPT:

 

WHY ISLAM?

From the east to the west, poor to rich, laypeople to superstars, Islam knows no frontiers. People come to Islam in large groups. The question is, why?

Simply, because:

Islam is the religion that God chose for those who want to enter heaven.

Islam means: Submission to the will of God.

Submission to the will of God was practiced by every prophet and Jesus preached it repeatedly in the Bible. Today, Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the world, yet, it is growing at an incredible rate. According to the website, “Muslimpopulation.com”, it states that in 2013, Islam has 2.04 billion followers, while Christianity counts 1.99 billion. Islam is now the largest religion in the world.

While Islam’s presence is on the rise, a large majority of people are still unconvinced that this religion is from God. Why? Well, firstly, we have the media that generates strong propaganda against Islam; secondly we have the ongoing terrorist threat in the world (while we know that terrorists do not represent the real Islam and should not be looked as examples to follow). The extremists brainwash ignorant Muslims, they seek fame and they use terror as a weapon. Above all, those groups follow their own desires and oppose the true teachings of Islam. Islam does not belong to any terrorist groups, it belongs to Allah. If we want to learn its teachings, we have to learn it from its source: the book of Allah: the Quran, and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad, known as authentic Hadiths.

We cannot and should not learn Islam from the actions of Muslims or terrorists, because it is sad to say, the Muslims today, by far, do not follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said: “Do not be people without minds of your own saying that if others treat you well, you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

Yet despite the extremist tendencies espoused by a small minority of Muslims, thousands of people revert to Islam every year. In 2007, CNN reported that 1.5 million Americans have embraced Islam since the 9/11 tragedy. Every year, more than twenty thousand Americans come to Islam. People revert to Islam for different reasons; the main reason is that they discover the truth after reading the Quran. Many accept the Quran as the word of God not only due its great moral and ethical teachings, but also due to the miraculous nature of the text and content. Christians usually embrace Islam after understanding the concept of “oneness of God”, that Jesus could not have been God, nor his son, and that he never died on the cross for our sins. Many Christians who convert to Islam do indeed become better practitioners of faith than those who are born Muslims.

 

In this book, we shall examine what the Bible says against what the Lord says in the Quran. Those who knew the Gospel of Christ and followed it to the letter were not the authors of the Bible that we have today; it was written by unknown people destined for pagans who knew nothing of Christ. This new Christianity has not been a religion peacefully conveyed to the people; it was forced upon people and bloodshed was the way to do it. This period was known as the dark ages, when the Pagan Christian crusaders killed many Muslims and Jews in the name of Christ. Today, the story is different, but many Muslims are still persecuted for following the truth, the same truth Jesus came with: WORSHIP GOD ALONE.

 

 

 

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