Books of note

Staff Report

Westerville author spins captivating tale based on Apostle Paul’s remarkable life in new book

WESTERVILLE — Author Fritz Thenor announces the nationwide hardback release of his new book of fiction, “Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles.” Its paperback edition will be released on the second week of October.

“Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles” is the result of the author’s experience while visiting the Saint Peter Basilica in Rome. When he followed the guide to a crypt in front of the altar where the body of Saint Paul was buried and looked into the crypt, it seemed to Thenor that he was listening Saint Paul himself, reciting his apostolic letters: the Romans, the Corinthians, the Galatians, the Ephesians, the Colossians, the Thessalonians and his fatherly farewell to Timothy.

Falling into a deep meditation, Thenor realizes that this man lying into this crypt — this man who had started the greatest social revolution in the world— has not received his due recognition from posterity. In that very day and on that very moment, “Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles” was conceived.

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Thenor is a practicing forensic psychiatrist. He published the following books: “Forensic Psychiatry, Study Guide, Questions and Answers,” “Mental Health Law,” “Medea” and “I Am Guilty.”

Columbus author intertwines adventure with myth in gripping new fantasy book

COLUMBUS — Author Karen Seelenbinder announces the nationwide release of her new novel, “Alexandria,” where she shares an exciting life-and-death adventure filled with danger and discoveries.

In “Alexandria,” two children, Kristin and Joshua, take a chilling journey to seek the truth about a powerful golden creature. A couple of prayers uttered in the middle of the night, miles apart, have brought the mighty Sechrino to life after many years of silence.

Walking through the forbidden field of torturous poisons and the dark wood, Kristin and Joshua discover a deserted town that looks exactly like Alexandria. At the edge of the town is a burnt chapel filled with shadows of the past. Following the shadowed visions, the children discover a secret trapdoor that opens into an underground warehouse of lies and the truth about Sechrino.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Seelenbinder, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, is the author of two picture books, “The Wall They Could not See” and “Burl Groundhog Has Enemies.” Seelenbinder, who is a fun and informative speaker, organizes “meet the author” days at schools and community functions.

Marion author releases hardback edition of spellbinding, action-filled novel

MARION — Author George Wolfingbarger announces the nationwide hardback release of his gripping novel, “Realm of the Time Master.”

In “Realm of the Time Master,” readers will discover how real Sara Allen and her magic could be. There was no sleight of hand, no smoke and mirrors. Allen’s magic was real — and dangerous.

Allen had been brought to the Realm of the Time Master at her father’s request. She soon discovered that she possessed magical abilities — abilities that far surpassed those of anyone in the realm, abilities that no on else had. She was forced to keep her magic a secret; no one could know. With the Time Master’s sanity waning and an unavoidable war coming to the realm, the day arrived when she would have to break her promise to her father. She would reveal what she had hidden for so long. Only revealing her secret would save her father, her friends and everything she had ever known.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Wolfingbarger, who was born in West Virginia, moved with his mother and siblings to Ohio when he was 5. The author, who was always a big fan of science fiction and fantasy novels, imagined of writing his own one day, producing “Realm of the Time Master.” Wolfingbarger now lives in Marion, Ohio, with his wife, Dawn, and their two dogs, Olivia and Jack.

New Book by CEO Steven L. Blue: American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right

For nearly two decades, America’s industrial manufacturing sector has been in decline, and as a result, the nation’s prosperity and strength is at risk. Meanwhile, China’s manufacturing capabilities and competence continue to grow, threatening to overtake America as the world’s most powerful and prosperous nation. Drawing on straightforward principles that can effectively be applied to a broad spectrum of manufacturing companies, American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right by Steven L. Blue, taps his leadership skills and proven processes honed over his career of growing companies – and saving them – to offer readers an inspiring vision for revitalizing the entire manufacturing sector.

Using case studies and examples from his own experiences, both as CEO of Miller Ingenuity, a global supplier of mission-critical components in the transportation industry, and in other roles earlier in his career, Blue organizes his lessons in leadership, strategy, and change management into The 7 Values of Ingenuity™: innovation, excellence, commitment, community, teamwork, respect, and integrity. American Manufacturing 2.0 explains how this highly integrated system of operating values can be implemented to turn around a company (if needed) or to propel it to extraordinary growth and prosperity.

“American Manufacturing 2.0 lays out a road map for a renewal of this vital industry,” says Blue. “I believe there is no reason why we should accept our current state of affairs. To think of a resurgence of manufacturing in America is not science fiction. It is reality, and this book will show you how and where it is happening today and how it can grow stronger in the future.”

Written by a working CEO who increased earnings in some of the companies he led by 400 percent, American Manufacturing 2.0 provides a real-world prescription for success and growth for any company, in any industry and:

  • Presents readers with specific, actionable, and experience-based advice on how to propel a company into a global powerhouse
  • Teaches the importance of the human factor and how to harness it for peak performance
  • Reveals the secrets to building a high performance culture by design – not by default
  • Uses tried-and-true examples from Blue’s real-world experience in generating turnaround and growth successes
  • Offers advice on customer service, including how not to lose customers while “explosive growth” occurs

“The decline of manufacturing in America has brought job loss and income stagnation and it has slammed shut the door that once led to middle-class stability and comfort for millions,” adds Blue. “Without a robust manufacturing sector, it is that much more difficult for the average American to achieve the American dream. The middle class is under siege and Americans feel it in their pocketbooks. It is a real problem that has real life consequences for our nation. This book offers a new vision for the future.”

About Steven L. Blue: Steven L. Blue is the President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, a global supplier of mission-critical solutions in the transportation industry and author of the new book, American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right.

Blue is a nationally recognized expert in transforming businesses into global powerhouses by showing how to double and even quadruple growth. Steve regularly provides insight for leading media and industry outlets, including FOX, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, AMA, Europe Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also founder and a monthly contributor to American City Business Journal’s popular “The League of Extraordinary CEOs,” where he interviews fellow CEOs responsible for generating rates of growth from 200 to 2,000% in less than three years.

Through his keynote addresses to audiences, ranging from CEO Clubs International to Harvard University, Blue provides insights for the business community on how to out-do, out-innovate, and out-perform the competition. His insights have led many media outlets to refer to him as one of America’s Leading Mid-Market CEOs.

For more information, please visit, and connect with Blue on Twitter, @SteveBlueCEO, Facebook and Linked In.

American Manufacturing 2.0 is available from Amazon and most major booksellers.

The October Testament: Tyndale’s New Testament For The 21st Century

Vancouver Island, Canada – This, The October Testament, is Tyndale’s New Testament as it was published in the 1549 Matthew Bible, complete with the notes and commentaries of that Reformation Bible, and all gently updated by Ruth Magnusson Davis (published by Baruch House Publishing,

The primary author of The October Testament is the English martyr, William Tyndale. This is his final New Testament translation of 1535. Two years later, his friend John Rogers, also martyred, published these scriptures in a little-known but very important Reformation Bible called The Matthew Bible, which became the first authorized English Bible under King Henry VIII. The wine-colored cover is symbolic of the blood with which this bible was bought.

Ruth Magnusson Davis is founder and editor of the New Matthew Bible Project. Her work is to update the Matthew Bible; not to make a modern bible, but to keep the language of the original as much as possible, which she calls the real language of the faith.

Because the KJV New Testament was largely taken from Tyndale, readers will find much that is familiar here, and beautiful, but will find it easier to understand than the KJV.

In March 2016 The October Testament finally became available for sale, and was immediately well received. Ruth’s fine editorial hand is almost unnoticeable. Tyndale continues to shine through. Rogers’ style in his annotations is distinctly his. Readers comment repeatedly on both the flow and the clarity of the New Matthew Bible scriptures, and also on the beauty of the original style which Ruth, with her delicate touch, has masterfully retained.

Ruth, a retired lawyer, is a scholar of early modern English, the writings of William Tyndale, and The Matthew Bible. In 2009, she retired from professional practice in order to undertake this work full-time. In October 2015, she completed the New Testament, The October Testament.

About the Author:

Ruth Magnusson Davis is a retired lawyer with an undergraduate degree in languages, and a conservative Christian. She holds to the fullness of Reformation doctrine, with one foot in the camp of evangelical traditional Anglicans and another with the Lutherans. She presently resides in Canada.

Available through the website:, or call 250-386-8689 for: Limited Edition Hardcover (less than 100 still available).

Reviews: Michael Hendrix, Macomb, USA: “You’ve done an amazing job, Ruth. I knew after reading the first few books that the New Matthew Bible would be my favourite. I believe you have achieved your goal of “not making a modern bible from an old one, but to render it understandable for today,” while maintaining the clarity of our faith that I believe has been lost in modern translations.”

Kai Lehtinen, Finland: “I have read the parts of the New Matthew Bible that you have edited, and they are the best English versions I have read, and more readable than the KJV and Geneva bibles. The notes are also very valuable.”

James Sutton, Stoke on Trent, England: “I constantly complain about the lack of interest in the use and understanding of good English. And that, here in England! What a joy therefore to read aloud the updated version of Tyndale’s work in The October Testament. Like music to my ears! Congratulations to Ruth and to all concerned.”

Terry Nilan, Surrey, British Columbia: “Absolutely fantastic! I received my copy of the New Matthew Bible and I must say that I am thrilled with your efforts towards the finished product. Words fall short in describing this masterpiece and the joy it is in treasuring each and every passage that you have brought back to life. You should be very proud of the delight and joy you have provided in this powerful translation. Your love for this endeavour truly shines through. I await with anticipation the day when this entire bible finally sees the light of day.”

Robert Taylor, Shreveport, Louisiana: “The value of Ruth’s New Matthew Bible lies in the faithful and very readable translation into more modern English. Also, her articles which discuss aspects of Tyndale’s translation and his theology are helpful.”

Death and taxes in the 21st century: How to breathe new life into an antiquated, unfair tax system

DENVER – Benjamin Franklin wrote, in 1789, that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Franklin’s words have new meaning today, when the citizens of this country desperately need a fair and understandable system to replace tax laws which retain most of the archaic provisions adopted during the last century.

In “Tax Reform with the 20/20 Tax: The Quest for a Fair and Rational Tax System,” by James Tanner, the author proposes a pragmatic and understandable approach to fixing an antiquated system.

“For those that want to participate in the national debate on federal tax reform,” Tanner said, “it begins with an understanding of the current system and why it was set up the way it was. Today’s federal income tax code is the result of 100 years of legislative layers, which have been motivated more by politics, than by statesmanship.”

Tanner is a certified public accountant, with more than four decades of experience with tax policy. His “20/20” concept is based on a structure, where most taxpayers would pay a tax rate of no more than 20 percent, with almost all deductions and credits being applied at a consistent, 20 percent rate. There would also be tax brackets for low and high income earners (10% and 30%, respectively).

“Our tax system should not reduce the incentive to work, save, invest or be married,” Tanner said. “My proposal changes the tax calculation process and replaces it with a much more intuitive approach.”

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About the author: James C. Tanner is a certified public accountant, with over 44 years of experience and has prepared and reviewed thousands of tax returns. He is vice president of Heider, Tanner & Dirks, Inc., CPAs, in Denver, Colo.

Columbus Author releases new health and wellness book

You can be in the your best shape of your life. You can transform yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. All it takes is a commitment, some guidance and direction on how to get there. In 2009, Rob Fletcher founded ANGT, America’s Next Great Trainer, inspired by his own personal journey as a trainer, coach and instructor. Great trainers do much more than sculpt and tone a body. They build the will to win in the game of life and push you to be the absolute very limit of what you can be. The value of a trainer is priceless, and the transformation stories are endless.

Rob Fletcher, the creator of ANGT: America’s Next Great Trainer, is the author of the brand new book ‘TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE’. From healthy eating, an all over lifestyle change, self defense to workouts, Rob covers it all in this life changing book.

Whether the goal is to lose 20 or more pounds, overcome an injury, win an athletic scholarship, build confidence and self esteem, or achieve the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, Great trainers make it happen! They are the greatest asset to a happier, healthier and stronger America. The book will share Rob’s story, workouts, advice, tips, and empowering stories of transformation from some of the most respected names in health, fitness, medicine, sports performance, nutrition and motivation.

About Rob Fletcher: Rob has over 30 years in the martial arts and fitness industry. Living in NY, a single father to his teenage daughter. A certified black belt instructor, trainer, and self defense expert. A member of the 1995 World Champion (WAKO) US Kickboxing Team and 1996 North American Kickboxing Champion. A longtime performer and competitor at international events including; The Arnold Sports Festival and The Olympia Weekend. Honored by Action Martial Arts for Outstanding Martial Arts Achievement, inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame and selected as a Global Advisor to the ISHOF International Sports Hall of Fame. He was featured in the NY Post taking 5 Dad’s through an 8 week Transformation Challenge. Featured on Good Morning America, Good Day NY and Lets Talk Live. A certified MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach through IHP (Institute of Human Performance), Master of Fitness through the ISSA International Sports Sciences Association. A radio host on 93.5FM WTBQ. Rob’s greatest satisfaction comes from empowering others to be the best they can be. His desire and passion for health, fitness and martial arts led him to opening USA Karate and Fitness Center in Naples, FL in 1992. Teaching, and instilling the values of martial arts and the benefits of living a healthy, fit lifestyle. In 1993, Rob was given an opportunity to bring martial arts to the forefront of the fitness world beginning at The Arnold Sports Festival collaborating with Promoter Jim Lorimer. He continued his efforts by meeting with the President of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Dana White and Vice President Jim Byrne, as well as Joe and Ben Weider, to bring the UFC to the 2002 Olympia Weekend at The Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This proved to be a quantum leap for the martial arts and fitness industry. His journey led him into the entertainment industry as an actor, becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He has written, and appeared in publications such as Muscle and Fitness, Black Belt, Inside Karate, Muscle and Fitness Hers, SHAPE, Star and OK. He continues his journey now through his company ANGT America’s Next Great Trainer. Creating, and developing platforms for trainers, coaches and instructors including radio, television and special events. From USA Karate and Fitness to ANGT America’s Next Great Trainer Rob has never wavered from the mission to lead others to be the best they can be, and to live “positive, healthy, fit, confident and strong.”

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