Othniel Seiden has practiced medicine for decades and is now a retired physician living in Colorado with his beautiful wife Jane. He is also a widower, sex therapist and a voracious student of his Jewish heritage. A founding member of Doctor's to the World, Othniel has traveled extensively and learned more from the many cultures of the world he's volunteered with than he could have ever given back in return.
Othniel has written so many books that he is know as Colorado's Most Prolific Writer.
On September 20th, 1928, in a monastery hidden high in the hills of Southern Italy, something very strange happened to a certain Capuchin monk.
Alarmed by the unexplained events which began to follow, the Catholic Church ordered his immediate confinement. But even the thick stone walls of his cell could not detain the phenomenal forces that surrounded him. In a very short time, the entire countryside was keenly aware of his presence. And now, the World will know....
This story is based on the true facts of Padre Pio's life. Some of the events herein are composites of events that have been documented by numerous and reliable sources. Readers who are doubtful, or those who wish to delve further into the story of Padre Pio's life, are referred to the numerous writings about this remarkable Capuchin friar-priest, some listed at the end of this book. Since many of the people involved in Padre Pio's life may still be alive, some of their names have been changed. A few of the characters are also fictitious.
The person who reads this novel and then explores this religious man further will discover that the real life of Padre Pio is far more remarkable and fantastic than any product of this writer's imagination. Many of the anecdotes are difficult to believe, and I present them as a reporter, for you to determine believability for yourself. However, these stories have been researched, in an attempted to be disproved by many, including the Vatican. Though some could not be verified, they could not be disproven.
The written history of the House of Avraham has been born out by the pick and shovel of 20th century archaeology. To doubt its validity in the face of all the evidence is foolishness. But maybe I'm mistaken for perhaps the family of fools is even older than the House of Avraham.
Like every family, the House of Avraham is a mixed lot. There have always been a few who saw little value in the birthright - tried denying it - gave it up - but seldom with success or to their own benefit. Others faced agony, torture, death - rather than give it up. Those who survived hopefully found their reward; those who perished - who knows what prize awaited them for their sufferings. Such are the things faith is made of.
We folks over forty begin to notice our memories are going to hell in a hurry.
We think we re getting Alzheimer's, senility, Dementia, or worse. We all have heard that, Old dogs can't learn new tricks! Sharpening the Aging Mind will dispel these fears and myths and give you real tools to keep your mind in tact, in shape and sharp as a tack!
The mind is much like a muscle in that disuse causes atrophy while with exercise the mind can grow and develop in people more than 100 years of age...
Written by a doctor and a psychologist, Sharpening the Aging Mind is a familiar prescription for their patients and now they are releasing it to the Boomer Generation, who number more than their individual practices can handle!
Enjoy the read - and relax and enjoy your life and the memories you already have and the ones you're going to create!
All of the recent medical research on aging points to the fact that the human animal, you and me included, has the potential to live up to 120 years of age. That means 120 active, happy and productive years, not years in a rocking chair, wheel chair or nursing home. That being the case, THE SECOND HALF of our lives does indeed BEGIN AT 60. However, since most of us have spent the first part of our lives mistreating our God given equipment, this human body of ours; so we may not all make it to 120. But the good news is that most of us should be able to make it to 100 and well over. This book is dedicated at giving us the best possible chance at reaching as near as possible to our true life potential.
Let's re-emphasize, we are talking about healthy, happy, active and productive years full of the things we enjoy doing.
How often have you heard the question, "If you had it to do over again, what would you change?" Well, if you are coming up on 50, theoretically, you do have it all to do over!
After researching the transcripts of the trials of the Nazis at Nuremburg and interviewing 'The Remnant' or Jewish survivors of the holocaust, many still living in Israel; Othniel Seiden was compelled to write their startling and remarkable stories of World War II.
In this stunning and compelling historical novel about the Hebrew-faithful who were able to remain free and fight, Seiden documents their survival, their suffering, their resistance missions and their guerrilla warfare tactics against the Nazi occupation forces.
Also, well documented, the tragedy of Kiev and now infamous ravine of Babi Yar where it is thought that nearly a million people, Jews and non-Jews alike were massacred. These brave few escaped the certain death of their co-religionists by acts of bravery and sheer determination to live. The myth that the Jewish people "went to their deaths like sheep to slaughter. . ." is put to rest forever in the stories of "The Remnant."