The Mount Of Olives:

11 Declarations to an Extraordinary life

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Available in Print, eBook & Audio book

The Mount of Olives takes readers for an emotional ride through the life of a young Roman boy whose search for better becomes a discovery of something extraordinary.

Through his journey, he learns the following principles to Extraordinary living:

 1. "Words spoken, set life in motion."

 2. "Live with the end in mind."

 3. "In all things, be filled with gratitude."

 4. "Each day, give of yourself more than you ever have  before."

 5. "Blame no one but yourself."

 6. "Develop a burning desire."

 7. "You must take action."

 8. "Always persist."

 9. "You are a creature of habit."

 10. "Love will set you free."

 11. "You must choose to believe!"

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What people say

"I have to say I’m am absolutely astounded with your book. I got back home from the event and started reading once the kid and the lady went to bed, I couldn’t put the book the down, I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. The message was weaved into the story so perfectly, each chapter just didn’t  seem like it was enough for the soul. I laughed, I cried, truly a moving story." – Rated: ♥♥♥♥♥

 
In The Press
“The book opens with a gripping scene of verbal attack, dropping us right in an engaging scene and establishing our main character. We get a sense of his role in life, and author uses an expert hand at illustrating the brutality of punishment. Intrigue levels are high.
 
Author does a spectacular job with scenery, imbuing the setting with experiential sensory details. We get a sense of the earth, of air thickness, the sparkle of stars – all work to ground the reader in the scene. Very well done. Dialogue shines, as author has differentiated characters’ voices and backgrounds. I enjoyed the description of the pirates as ‘unruly farmers with knives,’ as one example of the author’s great talent for physical description. Pace carries us along well, avoiding any lull in the middle of the book, and using transitions between chapters to create a fine cadence and structure. Well done.
 
Haziq is an effective teacher and protector, one of the most well-rounded characters of the book. The ending is gorgeous, with the barefoot run through the olive groves, conveying movement, texture, and freedom. Very well done."
– Writer’s Digest
 

"THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE!"

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