Oct 14, 2014

Conquering your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones

Book Details
Author: Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
Release Date: January 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre: Inspiration

Do you have a Goliath in your life?
A problem or situation that is bigger than you and more daunting that you have strength to handle?

Do you struggle with insecurities or worries?
Then think about David...

David slew Goliath with a few simple stones...

Read this story of Ms. Virginia Bean who needs help with her very personal problem of being laid off and not being able to find another job.

As she talks with a man in a fisherman's hat he gives her the gift of 5 stones...

Each stone represents an aspect that will help her in her journey.

Those 5 stones represent:
*Listening
*Trust
*Optimism
*Tenacity
*Constancy

Walk with Virginia as she carries her stones, sometimes dropping them, sometimes losing them, and sometimes even forgetting them.

Learn that "things are not always as they appear."

We each have within our capacity the access to these same stones...stones that will help us conquer our own Goliaths.

A GREAT reminder of what matters most and how to solve our individual struggles.
This book is WONDERFUL!


About the Author
When I was young I thought I had to sound like a great writer to be one. It was all so overwhelming; now I know I only need to sound like myself. My ideas come from two primary sources. My work might spark from the enlightening words of a friend, teacher or writing prompt. At other times, I am sitting in a very still space and the words I should write come to me like a powerful and glowing wind.

My favorite tool is the pen. Though computer keys get the words down quicker and easier, I like to put pen to paper, smell the ink, see the words as they are developed and renewed by new phrases or thoughts.

I enjoy traveling to wherever the character takes me. This often means even I am surprised and warmed at the outcome. In the end, when my writing is done, I like to watch the eyes of the reader whenever I can. Their reflective expression gives me the greatest glimpse into what my writing has become.

Before I was one, I loved to read books-or at least, pretend to. I couldn't walk yet but I would crawl to the bottom shelf for what I wanted. My Grandma says my books were placed near the floor for that very reason, and my mother speaks of me pulling my favorite book from the shelf and crawling back to the couch with the book safely in tow.

I would sit on the couch and pretend to read, speaking the language of some foreign diplomat-or perhaps, the tongue of angels, my mother wasn't quite sure which, and when I was done, I would crawl back to the shelf for another story.

When I am not writing I'm reading. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am an avid reader of the scriptures and books of spiritual merit. I have been married 34 years and enjoy teaching and working with youth and children-including my own three girls,three grand-daughters and grandson.

A published writer since 1987, I have published various newspaper and magazine articles for teens and adults.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Shauna. I appreciate your thoughtful review.

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    1. You are so very welcome!
      This was a GREAT BOOK!

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