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Elk Jerky for the Soul · 1M ago

What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley

“The nightmare of total organization, which I had situated in the seventh century After Ford, has emerged from the safest remote future and is now awaiting us, just around the next corner.” ...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 1M ago

What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley

Aldous Huxley called his Brave New World, “The nightmare of total organization …” As one of the most widely read books written in the 20th century, many people, like myself, read it as an En...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 2M ago

Isaiah Chapter 3: Culture of Youth and Beauty — Post by Mary C. Findley

Sounds like Jerusalem and Judah had it pretty good, right? Look over that list of material provision (support system, food, water) and leadership (military, judiciary, teachers, advisers, cr...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 2M ago

Isaiah Chapter Two — Post by Mary C. Findley

What are “the last days?” According to many Bible teachers, they are the time when the Lord has returned to govern the earth. Some people think they want to go to Heaven and be with God fore...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 3M ago

Isaiah Chapter One: The Price of Doing What You Want

Isaiah was a prophet to four kings in Judah. His book is, in our modern version, 66 chapters long, the same as the number of the books in our Bible. Some have called it a microcosm of the wh...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 3M ago

Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The “Other” ebook sales sites

Many authors have uploaded their ebooks onto Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing site to reach readers. Amazon is a great place, and some authors even choose to be exclusive there, in the Kind...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 4M ago

A “To God” List

Yesterday in our Sunday school class we were talking about the true meaning of the Sabbath. Some people believe the Sabbath is obsolete because it was part of the law. But Jesus kept the Sab...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 6M ago

The Basics of EBook Cover Design — post by Mary C. Findley

(Pictured above is one example of an ebook cover I made as a sample of my work. It incorporates many of the elements covered in this post. Can you spot the layering, use of vectors, and maki...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 6M ago

How to Make a Print Cover for Your Book — Post by Mary C. Findley

I recently helped an author friend make a print version of an ebook cover at CreateSpace.  He asked me to give some instructions for the next time. This post assumes you have an image manipu...
Elk Jerky for the Soul · 6M ago

Working With Your Own Hands — Post by Michael J. Findley

The Law and the teachings of Jesus allowed for 3 classes: business owner (such as shepherds), hireling, and slave. In reality, there were other classes such as politicians, professional sold...