Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough, the third book in the Precinct 11 trilogy by bestselling author Jerry Jenkins, is awesomely nerve wracking. Sequel to The Betrayal and The Brotherhood, this novel unfolds a new drama involving the police squad of Chicago’s Precinct 11.

As Jenkins fans have come to expect, the storyline does not disappoint. It provides suspense, entertainment, believable characters—all the while probing into issues of the heart, faith and ethics.

After going through one of life’s greatest tragedies, the loss of his wife and young son, Chicago cop Boone Drake begins a new life with a sweet new family and renewed faith. All is rosy and God seems to be pouring out blessings when Boone suddenly finds himself again in the midst of unfathomable tragedy—worse than his previous loss.

Boone’s faith is again tested. Will he trust God—no matter what the outcome might be? Can he sit low and leave this heinous crime—a crime that is poignantly personal and tormenting—in the hands of fellow detectives?

Shaken to the core, yet unable to shake off his detective instincts, Boone is driven to help find the criminals—a trek that leads him to unimaginable arenas of terror and darkness. He finds himself caught up in the underworld of child trafficking. 

The Breakthrough is more than just a good read. It is a masterpiece of Christian fiction that unveils the atrocious realities surrounding child abduction and the perverted greed that drives it.

The Breakthrough comes out in September. Look for it in bookstores everywhere.

This article also appears in Assist News Services and The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner.

Janey L. DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pilgrims & Prodigals

It’s back-to-school again and, for many kids, that means returning to an education void of the classical arts. But here’s a timely, musical treat spiked with artistry and virtuosity, Pilgrims & Prodigals—a debut album by The Annie Moses Band—available nationwide on September 25.

The Annie Moses Band, best described as classical crossover, comprises of six siblings, all musical prodigies with myriad music awards between them (and some band members are also Juilliard graduates). Parents, Bill and Robin are the band’s backbone, creating musical arrangements and writing many of the songs featured in Pilgrims & Prodigals.

Read my full review here on The Examiner

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Raising Izzie

Here’s a stunning debut of a film with a refreshing take and powerful message, Raising Izzie.

The film recently premiered on inspiring entertainment channel GMC TV, and its compelling message delighted thousands of viewers. And this is just the beginning.

Raising Izzie tells the story of two young orphaned girls who have to hide their parentless condition.  14-year-old Gertie and 10-year-old Izzie, with no father in their lives, found themselves in a quandary after their mother's death. 

Read my full review and see the trailer of this fabulous film in my article in The Examiner here. 

Raising Izzie is refreshing, inspiring, enjoyable, probing, and uplifting. Check it out..

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Today, I'm thankful. Thankful to see the crowds standing up for freedom of speech. I'm tired of hearing that we have to tolerate, be politically correct, shut our mouths...I'm wearied of hearing about the promotion of perversion and evil and the squelching and slamming of everything pure and holy.

Today, I'm thankful that America showed her true colors -- at least in my area -- and came out in support of Chick-fil-A. They came to eat chicken and shout out, "Cluck, cluck! We believe in FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We believe in the Bible."

Read about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in my Examiner article here.

Stop by again soon. And if you haven't done so already, stop by and buy a yummy meal from your local Chick-fil-A.

Janey L. DeMeo, M.A.

Copyright © August 2012