Toano author Tracy Wainwright's new Christian novella "Her Whole Self"

Toano author Tracy Wainwright's new Christian novella "Her Whole Self"

For many, the first week of December signals the first full week of heavy-duty holiday shopping. For others, it signals the beginning of Advent. This year, those of the Jewish faith are celebrating Hanukkah as well. So this week we’re taking a look at new local author releases that examine issues of faith.

Toano author Tracy Wainwright offers a children’s picture book “Counting from Creation” which uses rhyme and charming illustrations by Angie Satterfield to tell the creation story. Wainwright has also released an adult novella, “Her Whole Self,” the story of a troubled young woman who meets an old friend and must confront her beliefs about Christianity.

According to the back cover, Wainwright has published in several articles in magazines, is a Stonecraft Ministries speaker, and is the director of the Abundant Life Conference for Women.

Charles Harris of Poquoson authors book questioning man's use of technology

Charles Harris of Poquoson authors book questioning man's use of technology

Charles E. Harris of Poquoson, former executive director of research at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, recently released “Future Gazing: Could man’s misuse of technology alter God’s plan for Humanity?” (self-published, 2013). As the title implies, the book addresses how new technologies will affect our lives from a human standpoint.

From a news release: “Imagine new biological species being created by DNA manipulation, human cloning, indefinite life extension, computers and robots that exhibit human-like qualities, and humans merging with machines to form a new super-human race. But what about the human spirit, our soul, that God-given part of each of us that makes us unique? Could man's misuse of these technologies alter God's grand plan for humanity or might this be a part of the plan? “Future Gazing” is available for about $9 from Amazon.com in both paperback and eBook for Kindle.

In “The Tabernacle Furniture, The Lord’s Feasts and The Armor of God, A Set of Correlations” (Tate Publishing, 2013), Newport news author John E. Lamar examines the purpose of three sets of Biblical items and correlates them to messages from God. The book is 32 pages long and is available in paperback for about $10 from Amazon.com and the publisher’s website (tatepublishing.comÖ). According to the cover, Lamar retired from NASA after 43 years of service as an aerospace engineer. “The Tabernacle Furniture” is his first non-technical book.


Newport News author John E. Lamar writes about God's messages

Newport News author John E. Lamar writes about God's messages (December 3, 2013)