Jo Steinman

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I came across Smashwords only recently. I am delighted that the name Stanislaw Kapuscinski has been recommended to me by one of your readers. I am looking forward to reading all his books, and then go on to the novels by Stan I.S. Law.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jo Steinman

  • Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism on Jan. 19, 2012

    I spent a lot of time looking for someone to take over the work initiated by Emmet Fox. The potential of this Dictionary is to rewrite our understanding of the whole of scriptures. It applies with equal force to the Old and the New Testaments. Now, in just three days, I completed the first three chapters of Genesis. My initial ventures into other chapters are just as eye-opening. Quite incredible! And the equally surprising thing is that the more I do it, the more I seem to understand what the ancients were talking about. If ever a book deserved 5 Stars, this is it! A most amazing discovery!
  • Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus on Jan. 20, 2012

    Not being a Christian, I found this book particularly interesting to read. While treating the matter with utmost respect, the author presented a persuasive argument why Yeshûa the man, became the most honored person in the history of the world. The very last line in the book opens the possibility that he may have become even more than that. Fascinating.
  • DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism on March 12, 2012

    Having read God Delusion, I’m so glad that Stanislaw Kapuscinski took it upon himself to extend the ‘Delusions’ to the field of science. Pragmatic Realism seems well suited to the task of balancing the odds. The book shows, clearly, the folly of one-sided view of reality. It also evident that those who criticize the most, have most to learn. As I said before, please keep them coming, Mr. Kapuscinski!
  • Key To Immortality — Commentary on Gospel of Thomas on March 17, 2012

    Stanislaw Kapuscinski has an uncanny ability to bring the esoteric out into the open. A truly enlightening read. I recommend it to anyone harboring doubts about their inherent immortality. As I read through the 114 sayings attributed to Jesus, I was impressed by the amazing consistency of Kapuscinski’s exposé. It seems incredible that no one has ever attempted to do it in the past. Reading other works by Kapuscinski I see a thread of philosophy that seems to have little to do with religion, but everything with the unfoldment of the mysteries of how the reality in which we have our becoming works. If you are a searcher for truth, read this and other books by this author.
  • Wall — Love, Sex and Immortality [Aquarius Trilogy Book One] on March 23, 2012

    Greek sunshine, warm seas, mystery, suspense, a beautiful woman, a handsome man – what more can one expect? Well… there is also espionage, science, physics, travel, ancient myths, moving through walls, flying – without wings, love – lots of love. Ah, yes, and don’t forget sex and immortality. Not a bad way to finish. You might say, it’s a vintage Stan Law.
  • One Just Man [Winston Trilogy Book I] on June 28, 2012

    Having read One Just Man in four days, I couldn’t wait to buy Elohim - Masters and Minions, and, just to make sure I wouldn’t miss it, I bought straightaway Winston’s Kingdom. Now I have the complete Trilogy and loving it! Seriously, I really do love them. First the One Just Man, and now I’m halfway through the Elohim, which takes Peter Thornton into the field of genetics, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. But to appreciate him, you must read One Just Man first. It creates a unique man that can than take you along into realms you’ve never imagined. I simply can’t imagine what Law will do in Winston’s Kingdom!
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Oct. 09, 2012

    Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic! I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days? Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friend's copy before buying my own!)
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Oct. 09, 2012

    Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic! I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days? Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friends copy before buying my own. I want to reread it.)
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Oct. 09, 2012

    Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic! I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days? Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friend’s copy before buying my own!)
  • Peter and Paul on Nov. 24, 2012

    Since I read Law’s Yeshûa, I wondered how would it be possible to spread the teaching such as was implied in that novel. The complexities of the international relations of that day, must have multiplied the difficulties, which the protagonists had to face. And yet, Stan Law, with his usual expertise created a reality in which Peter, Paul, and finally Nero, had to face the challenges to establish their particular vision of reality. It is a masterly novel of psychological diversity.
  • Alexander [Alexander Trilogy Book Two] on Dec. 06, 2012

    It is one thing to fight one’s physical demons, quite another when one suspects that they reside in the depth of one’s own psyche. Alexander, the mysterious amalgam of Alec and Sandra, had to cope with both. His youth had given him a foretaste of things to come, and now, in adulthood, he had to reconcile the evidence of his senses with his boyish fantasies, which he begun to suspect were more real than he ever imagined. This is a fantastic story in which most of the action takes place within one man’s consciousness. You must decide who and when will emerge victorious.
  • Alec [Alexander Trilogy Book One] on Oct. 08, 2013

    I read the proof copy. This is a strange duet between young Alec’s imaginary ventures into the paranormal worlds and his parent’s real, down-to-earth attempts to match his experiences in “real life”. I found myself musing of Alec’s wonder-worlds and feeling the Caribbean breeze on my cheeks at the helm of a 42 foot yacht, at the same time. Only Stan Law can interpolate such diversity into a single story and make it not only believable but also thoroughly enjoyable. The young will follow Alec’s ventures, the adults the dreams of Alec Sr., his father, and Alicia, is mother. When taken together, the reader will double with laughter at the succinct, slightly sardonic, exclusively Law’s sense of humor. I can thoroughly recommend this novel to all ages. We can only imagine where the road Alec took will lead in Alexander and later in Sacha.
  • Visualization - Creating Your Own Universe on Nov. 12, 2013

    It seems that there are many ways to affect the world we live in. We can do it at physical, mental or emotional level. Yet here the author shows us that a change in consciousness may have even more powerful effects. If we visualize our destiny, the vision itself might well take us to its fulfillment. He is very convincing in stating his conclusions. He also suggests that the great masters of yesterday, in all fields of sciences, arts or even politics, applied this method — with considerable success. Perhaps it is time that we should all follow in their footsteps.
  • Pluto Effect [Aquarius Trilogy Book Two] on Dec. 12, 2013

    Most writers have a theme, like murder, or suspense, or erotica, or some other nonsense. Not Stan Law. Each time I download one of his books I am amazed that he tackles reality from a new, completely fresh point of view, even if it reaches back to Greek mythology. In addition, he explains the Zodiac in a way that I’ve never heard it explained before. A most amazing writer. The WALL, now Pluto Effect. I can but wonder how this Trilogy will conclude. But I am sure I’ll be as surprised as I am so far…
  • Pluto Effect [Aquarius Trilogy Book Two] on Dec. 12, 2013

    Most writers have a theme, like murder, or suspense, or erotica, or some other nonsense. Not Stan Law. Each time I download one of his books I am amazed that he tackles reality from a new, completely fresh point of view, even if it reaches back to Greek mythology. In addition, he explains the Zodiac in a way that I’ve never heard it explained before. A most amazing writer. The WALL, now Pluto Effect. I can but wonder how this Trilogy will conclude. But I am sure I’ll be as surprised as I am so far…
  • OLYMPUS — Of Gods and Men [Aquarius Trilogy Book 3] on Sep. 30, 2014

    I couldn’t put the book down. Book 1 and 2 of the Aquarius Trilogy created conditions in which Book 3 became a must. Period of social unrest advanced to global turmoil in Pluto Effect, which demanded reconciliation between the Many and the Few. “OLYMPUS—of Gods and Men” lifts us to our potential, offering the explanation of ancient scriptures, unfolds and applies our inherent powers in such a way that they become absolutely believable. The biblical expression “Ye are gods”, takes on a new meaning which makes more sense than anything or any book I’ve ever read. Highly recommended.
  • The Avatar Syndrome on March 25, 2015

    Anne is by far the most unforgettable character of any book I read in recent years. And extraordinary child yet with all childish weaknesses; facing tremendous odds, seemingly beyond redemptions, she becomes a world-class violinist. I felt that if she could do what she did, we all could overcome our difficulties. She is the living proof that we all have unique talents hidden within us. The challenge is to find them, develop them, and then share them with the whole world. Anne did just that.
  • Beyond Religion Volume III on March 27, 2015

    Extraordinary diversity of subjects, all presented in an unbiased, direct way. Anyone wishing to expand their view of reality, to step “beyond religion”, will find this a goldmine of information. Thoroughly recommended.
  • The Gate - Things my Mother told me. on May 13, 2015

    I didn’t expect to enjoy this novel. An old woman going through the final stages of her life does not sound like good entertainment. I read is only because I like other novels written by Stan Law. I was surprised. The Gate drew me in, held my attention—often I couldn’t put it down. At other times I wiped my tear of laughter. This man can write!
  • Enigma of the Second Coming on May 20, 2015

    J. Garwood, PH.D. captured the essence of this novel better than I ever could. "A voyage from within and without, this novel transports us to the frontiers of an existence that knows no frontiers, where physics and metaphysics merge into a timeless, seamless whole. Enigma..." For weeks after reading it, snippets of the novel lingered in my memory, drawing me into a realm I seldom visited before. Thank you Mr. Law.
  • Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III] on May 27, 2015

    I read the book in two days, just couldn’t put it down. Even after reading One Just Man and Elohim—Masters & Minions, I was amazed at Law’s speculative projection of man’s destiny. Winston, already a mysterious character of his two previous novels now rises to heights never imagined by any author I’ve ever read. This book is an amazing eye opener, and a stunning prophecy of our destiny. Read it now and you’ll see the world in a different light.
  • Gift of Gamman on June 01, 2015

    Given time, I’m sure Stan Law will take us beyond our wildest dreams. Now that I mention it, he just did, right here; and all this thanks to the inexplicable, exhilarating, enchanting Gift of Gamman. Imagine, crossing the galaxy at 96% of the velocity of light, meeting ‘people’ thousands of years more advanced than we are, and then benefiting from their knowledge. You’ve got to read it to believe it. And then close your eyes and… just dream.