Here are a few more Indies I enjoyed over the past few months:
- Spirit of the Shell Man–recommended for those who love quirky and intriguing mysteries
- 5 Mystic Keys–a simple guide to taking charge of your life and fixing personal problems
by Chris Hall
Three events start Chris Hall’s sequel to Song of the Sea Goddess, Spirit of the Shell Man (2022): A yacht arrives unexpectedly. A caravan of construction vehicles trundle through the seaside town, their goal building something no one has any knowledge of. The local Professor anonymously receives a beautiful inlaid box he can’t open–most probably a puzzle box–and it contains something he feels he should reveal. These seem unrelated, but under the masterful storytelling of Chris Hall, all find their places in the fullness of this confusing and enticing story. As readers unravel these mysteries, we are soaked in the atmosphere of this rural South African village where everyone knows everyone, where technology doesn’t define how things are done, and neighbors are the most efficient method of accomplishing tasks.
Recommended for those who love quirky and intriguing mysteries and anyone who couldn’t get enough of Song of the Sea Goddess.
by Grace Allison Blair
I don’t often read self help books but I’m a fan of Grace Blair’s. She wrote an earlier one (Do You Have a Dream) which I enjoyed and then Einstein’s Compass which I fell in love with (fiction–nothing to do with solving personal problems). 5 Mystic Keys to Courage, Confidence, Creativity (2022) is a simple guide to taking charge of your life and fixing personal problems. Based on common sense and requiring a will to change, I found this to be a good approach with fresh ideas drawn from Grace’s own life experience. Despite difficult challenges that would defeat many, she refused to quit and turned these into an engine for achievement by focusing on faith and spiritual strength.
“When life gives me a plot twist, I have a map…”
She breaks 5 Mystic Keys into seven sections–
- If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules
- Do you need to be rescued
- Do you believe in God
- Emotions + Energy in Motion
- What are your boundaries
- What are priorities
- What is the value of prayer
Each includes insightful ideas like ‘Trust your intuition’, ‘Value your creativity’, and ‘Experience your soul’s dreams’. Once you absorb these, she shares the 5 Mystic Keys (you’ll have to buy the book for that reveal). Supporting these is her personal story and meaningful quotes from spiritual advisors:
“God is not the bellhop in the sky to deliver every whim or wish.”
“Every intention sets energy into motion. Whether you are conscious of it or not.” –Gary Zukav
It’s a fast read or a slow one, depending upon where you need help and unlike other fix-me books you may have read. Highly recommended to those who feel let down by the world and in need of a special touch.