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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

John Hansel will be in the store on Thursday, July 11th between 2pm and 4pm signing copies of his book, Amphibian Diaries: A Field Guide for Truth Seekers. This is a free signing. 
Amphibian Diaries is a Field Guide for Truth-Seekers. A little green stowaway, named BP, in the author's baggage teaches six principles for recognizing Truth. These principles enable genuine, interpersonal dialogue while searching for personal significance.

The reader is invited to join the LifeBet, inspired by the philosophy of Blaise Pascal, which states that all of us live our lives by a bet we have made--there is a God, or there is no God.

LifeBet participants commit to seven discussions about foundational life issues: Origin, Meaning, Morality, and Destiny. BP and the author argue that these high-level conversations, while difficult, are essential. They are made practical and effective with SEARCH, an acronym for the six principles:

We all have a Soul with a hole, a need to be fulfilled by a significant and secure life.
We have an intrinsic Expectation of satisfaction that we cling to by faith.
We express our beliefs in terms of Answers to life's ultimate and necessary questions: Origin, Meaning, Destiny, and Morality.
Our Reason to believe is always a matter of logical, empirical, and practical variables.
Our beliefs are an expression of our view of the Correspondence between our ideas about reality and reality itself.
Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and inspirational Humility is required for the entire conversation Life and God.
Readers have access to a website with concise and insightful support materials as well as connection for interaction with the author and others: www.AmphibianDiaries.com.

The book, the website, and the concept are all designed to move the reader in the direction of hope in a gentle and respectful manner. It presumes that if people genuinely seek Truth they will find themselves in the freedom of God's love.


JOHN HANSEL: A speaker, teacher, and mentor of spiritual development—John is not generally known for talking to frogs. But, BP Frog commissioned him to pass along the principles of truth-seeking to empower the SEARCH of others.  

John and his wife, Susie, were teenage sweethearts, married young, and have spent forty years together in love in Columbus, Ohio. They have two daughters, and—so far—two grandchildren. John loves writing and telling stories with a creative and comedic flare. His hobbies often serve as subject matter for stories—their Golden Retriever service dogs and anything fast and daring, from speedboats and wave-runners to rappelling and sky-diving.
 

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

On Thursday, July 11th we will be welcoming Susan Crandall into the store for a 6:00pm wine and cheese event to discuss her book, The Myth of Perpetual Summer. This is a free event, reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180 or email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com. 

From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.

Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders.

If not for the emotional constants of her older brother, Griff, and her old guard Southern grandmother, she would be lost. When betrayal and death arrive hand in hand, she takes to the road, headed to what turns out to be the not-so-promised land of Southern California. The dysfunction of her childhood still echoes throughout her scattered family, sending her brother on a disastrous path and drawing her home again. There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction. 

Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance, and suspense. She has written several award-winning novels including her first book, Back Roads, which won the RITA award for best first book, as well as Whistling Past the Graveyard, which won the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Fiction. Susan lives in Noblesville, Indiana, with her family

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