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  • C. Smith "Briarpatch" - Well written, by someone who has really studied the subject matter.

    Lots of Christians in the US are not going to like this book because of the conclusions the author reaches. They are happy with their lifetime of hearing the party line from various Christian churches. This is about the original person, Jesus of Nazareth versus the complicated person of The Christ that was written about in the New Testament, which was written many years after his death. I am personally interested in learning and this book has provided me with lots of new information, and also helped me to clarify my own feelings about spirituality. Don't approach this with immediate hostility, and you might learn something.

  • DianeB - My IBS is finally gone after 13 years of suffering!

    After 13 years of suffering from horrible constipation and bloating due to IBS (diagnosed when I was 33), I am finally free of symptoms!!! Eight months ago, I was put on an antibiotic that I was told would destroy the bad bacteria in my gut and my symptoms did get better. But over several weeks, the symptoms returned. Every meal, even whole foods, left me bloated and in pain and the constipation returned, as well. A trip back to the gastroenterologist only garnered another prescription for the antiobiotic (which didn't help this time). About this same time, I came across Donna's book and began to incorporate some of her principles, thinking that the levels of good bacteria in my gut were too low to properly digest food. Within days, I could eat and not experience pain. Within a couple of weeks, I was able to go a full day with no symptoms whatsoever. As a test, I tried going two days without eating cultured vegetables and kefir and voila!, the bloating returned. And I am finally "regular" for the first time in 13 years. This book and information have given me my life back. Now I share this information with all of my friends and try to educate them on the importance of our gut health. And the best thing about this book is that it is not another "diet book". It's about lifestyle changes and healing and you incorporate those changes at a rate that is comfortable for you. Thank you, Donna!!!!

  • Anthony Scott - Diablo 3 Spectacular Gameplay

    Blizzard has done a fantastic job on their latest installment of the Diablo series. Not only is the art beautiful, sounds evocative, music inspiring, but the game is sincerely fun to play. The familiar click to kill interface has returned and it's ever so satisfying to see gruesome adversaries exploding in a bloody mess. Blizzard has continued to innovate on commonly accepted tropes such as skill trees and character customization. The skill system allows you to customize your character as the situation calls for it, or merely on a whim to get different game play out of the character. The rune system allows you to modify your abilities even further to allow players to explore many different play styles. Instead of carefully planning out your build before spending precious points, you can freely explore different combinations of skills and runes. I believe the new additions were elegantly placed and the polish on the game is of the highest standards.

    In short the pieces of Diablo 2 that didn't quite work got a huge improvement, and the things that made Diablo awesome are still very much in tact (unless the only feature you liked about Diablo was you could play offline).

  • Chad Gibbs "ChadO" - A contraian view, always online doesn't bother me

    I am always online. In fact, I don't have cable television, I have cable high-speed internet. I do pay for a speed bump, however. Our phones, laptops, desktop and tablets all connect thru wi-fi. I've set it up this way.

    There are some publishers that won't get my money again. EA, however much I disagree with their business model, will begrudgingly get mine this time. So after plopping down my 60 hard earned dollars, I can begrudgingly say; I am entertained.

    More than entertained, I am enjoying myself. If you, like me, ever wanted to build additions to a building, then you will like this game. If you, like me, like the idea of building, tearing down and building up bigger and better, then you will like this game. Zone density is no longer defined by the zone, but by the street. You want a small two lane side street? You've got it. Oh, you want it to curve with the contours of the map? You've got it. A major downfall here is that I don't know how much bigger a 4 lane or 6 lane street will make my buildings. Thankfully, if I choose to destroy them and if they're a zoned building, it doesn't cost me anything but tax revenue. The zones are free to lay down.

    You do have lots of guides to help you on your way creating and managing your SimCity metropolis. You can click on the standard "bubble". You can see that you are in need by the yellow-red color cycle on items. There are plenty of "missions", all having a reward, some immediate, some long-term.
    How-about the fact that you get real-time feedback by the populace that they like what you are doing? Drop a park and bam, here comes the bump up in smiley faces. Want your Sims to rest easy in case there's a fire? Drop a fire station close by, then add a garage or two. Don't forget to put the bell on top so they respond faster!

    Ultimately, you are there to build and grow your city. Do you like the idea of upgrading your buildings, the services, and education? You can upgrade almost everything in SimCity. Take for instance your fire and police units. You will be able to add trucks, add patrols and even add jails. At the school you can add wings, make sure there are bus stops to pick up the students, and then you can even add a high school or university. There are several levels of development to each entity and each one is unlocked as you progress through them. You will even have to upgrade one entity before you can update another.

    Some players are not happy that the area is much smaller than in previous Sim City's. I can appreciate that, however when you start playing this one, you will understand that the development is not expansive horizontally, but vertically. It is all about density on this one, and your sims are as susceptible to smells, pollution and dirtiness as before. Just like before, you have to mind where you put your industry. However, now the wind direction affects the other zones. The level of management required basically says that you can only manage a smaller area, because the game is that complex.

    How about running multiple cities in a region? Yea, it does that too. Natural resources, city specialties and other strengths will have you making peace with your neighbors and developing business ventures with them. Or you can be the mayor of multiple towns. There are multiple options to play, and I firmly believe that at least part of the game is saved intermittently on your own PC. Yes, on this release I have had issues with server updates and server connections.

    However, it is the dynamic style that makes this game so entertaining. The automatic update system from Origin (ughh) is not that bad. The game launched easily, although It did want to send me through the tutorial several times. I think this has been fixed recently though.

    This game is dynamic, and pushes the envelope. Like all new releases, it has its bugs. It does take away from the gameplay, but not the fun. And ultimately, it's not enough to keep me from thinking about what my next 36 steps are that I have to make when I am not playing.

  • Edgardo J. Fernandez - Excellent guide to Rome!

    This book will allow you to make the most of your stay no matter how long you plan to be there. It gives you all the tips you need to know to make your stay a most enjoyable and safe one. What to see, where to eat, where to stay, how to move around, everything! Both within the city and nearby! Rick Steves is a marvelous guide, and funny, too! Additionally you get pointers to excellent resources like walking guides you can download to your smart phone (I used them and really enjoyed them; it makes a GREAT difference to know what to look at and what you're looking at! Specially, when there is so much to see!).
    Do yourself a favor. Buy this book and read it at least a month before you go there, to get the most out of it!!! Don't hesitate!