Saturday, January 31, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Darren Matthews Named Artistic Director of Newnan Theatre; Other Personnel Changes Announced

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January 31, 2009

Darren Matthews Named Artistic Director Of Newnan Theatre


Other Personnel  Changes Also Announced


     Dianne Olsen, the Publicity Director of the Newnan Theatre has just released the following information concerning various personnel changes, the highlight of which consists in information about the new Artistic Director Darren Matthews, whose photograph is shown below: 

Newnan Community Theatre Company
:  Dianne Olsen

NCTC Names New Artistic Director

In its 30-plus years of providing live entertainment to downtown Newnan, the Newnan Community Theatre Company struggled in 2008, however, they are coming back strong in 2009.  Its season-opener, M*A*S*H, played to sold-out audiences and they have over 130 season-ticket holders.  The Board of Directors no longer manages the day-to-day operations of the theatre.  The Board handles oversight and policy, while a Theatre Operations Committee handles theatre management.

Laurel Alford, most recently the theatre's artistic director, will be taking over the newly-created position of Director of Youth Activities, announced Rick Olsen, NCTC's Managing Director.  "Laurel oversees the theatre's wildly successful KidsCamp and this will allow her to focus on the camp and other youth programs," Olsen said.  Alford also heads XTras!, a free Tuesday-evening group for teenagers to learn more about acting, directing, and producing shows.

Next up for Alford will be directing Winter KidsCamp.  This will be held the week of February 16th, during winter break for Coweta County schools.  That will be followed by a Spring KidsCamp in April.  She will then direct the next children's production, The Jungle Book.  That show will be performed in April with a cast of children only.

Taking over as Artistic Director, as of February 1st,  will be Darren Mathews.  Mathews discovered NCTC when he auditioned for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Mathews was born in Stone Mountain and raised in Peachtree City.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky.   His first theatre experience was with the Studio Players of Lexington, one of the oldest community theaters in Kentucky.  He played the role of Nick Pym in The Sister Rosensweig.  After this small part, he became very involved with the theater community at college.  He took classes on writing, acting, and directing, with an emphasis on experimental theater.  He performed in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, True West, Perfect Wedding, Tempest, and Richard Cory along with multiple smaller plays.  He also worked a professional dinner theater show, Happy B-day, Wanda June with a group of students.  He also was Assistant Director for the Donavan's Reader, a senior citizen reading theater group.  He moved to Newnan in 2006.  Since his Cuckoo's Nest audition, he has been a regular volunteer at NCTC.  He acted in Wait Until Dark and M*A*S*H and was the stage manager for The Odd Couple. Mathews started NCTC's very popular improvisational comedy troupe, N.I.T.W.I.T.S., and is currently heading a writing workshop at the theatre for playwriting and scriptwriting. 

Rick Olsen will continue to head the Theatre Operations Committee as Managing Director.  When the Theatre Operating Committee was created, the position of President was dissolved.  Rounding out this committee is Mike Patterson as Technical Director, John Abbey as Financial Advisor, Sam Gentry as House Manager, and Dianne Olsen as Director of Marketing and Publicity. 

The Theatre Operations Committee is overseen by the Board of Directors.   Caroline Abbey has been re-elected as the Board Chairman.  Serving as Vice Chairman is John Thrasher.  New to the board this year is Marlene Rhodes as Secretary and Andy Sharp as Treasurer.  Also serving on the board is Gary Hyde, Ann Lynn Whiteside and Rick Olsen.

The Newnan Community Theatre Company is located at 24 First Avenue in downtown Newnan.  The theatre is a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization.  For more information, visit their website at or call them at (770) 683-6282.

Photo by Dianne Olsen:  Darren Mathews

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] New NCAA Exhibit "Old Car" Reception at Espresso Lane on January 29

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January 28, 2009

Reception for NCAA "Old Car" Exhibit at Espresso Lane on January 29


     The arts community in Coweta County has become known not only for creativity in its arts works, but also for its creativity in other pertinent matters, such as the special arrangement which the Newnan-Coweta Art Association worked out with the Espresso Lane Coffee House whereby its copious wall space has been put to good use as the site for the display of themed exhbits by NCAA artists. 


    The original month-long exhibits was changed late last year to exhibits lasting around 6 or 7 weeks.  The next such exhibit will focus on the subject of "Old Cars".  The opening reception will be held at Espresso Lane on Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 PM through 8:30 PM.  This Reception will provide an opportunity to meet the artists whose paintings comprise this exhibit.


    Espresso Lane is located on the Courthouse Square in downtown Newnan at 22 West Court Square.  The phone number is  770-683-7290, and its website is


    Information on NCAA is available on their website    


Upcoming Exhibit Starting in January "From the Past" Challenge: "Old Car"

Opening Reception - Thursday January 29th 7:00pm - 8:30pm (note the new times)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Organization To Be Formed For Christian Writers In Coweta County

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January 27, 2009

Organization To Be Formed For Christian Writers In Coweta County


Founding Meeting To Be Held On February 7


     At the dawning of the twenty-first century the number of books published by Coweta's authors suddenly took off and has now climbed to the rate of one book per month for the past three years!!  Since a significantly large number of these writers are christians, a plan was recently developed to form an organization for Coweta's christian writers.


     A meeting will be held for this purpose on Saturday February 7 at 9:00 AM    at the Coweta Community Church, located at 310 Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard in Newnan.  Christian authors with published (or soon-to-be published) works that are family-friendly are welcome.  This meeting will be chaired by Linda Jennings, the author of Life Within The Veil


     Questions can be directed to Swanee Ballman at, who is also involved in the formation of this christian writers group. 


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Musicology Announces Songwriting Class In February

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January 21, 2009

Musicology of Newnan Announces Songwriting Class in February


     Musicology in downtown Newnan has just announced that next month it will be holding a class in Songwriting.  This is the info provided:


Back By Popular Demand...

Song Writing 101

With Acclaimed Songwriter Diane Durrett


Whether you write lyrics, music, or both, this is a class designed just for you.  In four class days you are guaranteed to have written a fantastic new song. We'll cover the important aspects of song writing - from finding a good "hook" to developing a chorus;  creating your music then fine tuning the entire package to make it perfect.  In addition, you'll learn important industry information regarding copywriting and songwriter affiliations.  At the end of the week, everyone will perform and share our successful new songs.


If you would like to get an idea for who will be teaching the class check out Diane's website


The class will meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 PM for four weeks. The first class will be held on February 3rd.


For more information or to register you may call us at (770) 252-7900 or email at

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Pastor Ken Adams Publishes "Conversations About Disciple Making"

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January 20, 2009
Ken Adams Publishes Conversations About Disciple Making
    Although there have been many books written about what the Christian is supposed to be like after he becomes a disciple of Christ, few have been written about the actual methodology to be employed to produce the result.  A new book has recently been written by a Coweta County pastor, Ken Adams, which sets forth this method: each disciple makes other disciples through small groups which last until the others have grown into disciples who, then, in turn, each establish their own small disciple-making groups, and so forth.
     Adams has been the pastor of the Crossroads Church near Newnan for over 20 years. The publisher is Swanee Ballman who moved her Jawbone Publishing Company to Newnan when she and her husband built a house here about a year ago.  Adams is one of three Coweta authors whose books her company published in 2008.  Info about the company is available on
     Information about Adams' book and his discipleship ministry is available on its website  He can also be reached by phone at 678-854-9322.  This is Adams' first book, making him one of Coweta County's newest authors and the most recent person to join the Coweta Writers Group.  The book is well-written, easy to read, thought-provoking,  and contains a lot of helpful information on its subject.   
    Adams is one of the latest examples of a trend which began about six years ago when a number of Cowetans stopped dreaming about becoming an author and went forth and actually became one.  The result is that during the past three years (2006-2008) there have been a total of forty books published by Coweta county authors, which is an average of slightly more than one book per month

Sunday, January 18, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Newnan Theatre Announces Auditions For a Play Called "Proof"

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January 19, 2009

Newnan Theatre Holding Auditions On Feb. 9 & 10 For a Play Called Proof

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newnan Community Theatre Company 24 First Avenue Newnan, GA  30263 Contact:  Dianne Olsen, 770-683-6282,   Newnan Community Theatre Company has put out an open call for auditions for Proof.  The play was written by David Auburn.  Proof is the story of a woman struggling with mathematical genius and mental illness.  There are roles for four characters - two adult males and two adult females.  Auditions will be held at 7 pm on February 9 and 10 at the theatre.  You don't have to attend both audition evenings, just one or the other.  The play is being directed by Jeff Allen.  Proof will be performed in the black box on March 27, 28, 29 and April 2, 3, and 4.  This show is not part of the theatre's 2009 Season, but is a special event.  Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55 and up), $12 for students, and $10 for children (10 and under).  NCTC is located at 24 First Avenue in downtown Newnan.  The theatre's website can be viewed    

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] NITWITS Return to Newnan Theatre on Feb. 7 & Mar. 14

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January 19, 2009

The NITWITS Return to Newnan Theatre on Feb. 7 and Mar. 14 

     If anyone is wondering whether Coweta County has an improv troupe, the answer is "Yes".  The Newnan Theatre's Publicity Director tells us what they are doing now:

Whose Line Is It Anyway? is an improvisational sketch-comedy show hosted by Drew Carey.  Newnan has its own version of the show and audiences have been enjoying the interaction and foolishness, not knowing what is going to happen each evening.

These performers, called the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. (the improvisational comedy troupe of the Newnan Community Theatre Company), return to the main stage on February 7th and again on March 14th.  Performances begin at 8 pm.  Admission is only $5 at the door.

NCTC is located at 24 First Avenue in downtown Newnan.  For more information, visit their website at or call the theatre at (770) 683-6282.

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Newnan Theatre Presents "Romantic Fools" Comedy

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January 19, 2009

Newnan Theatre Celebrates Valentine's Day with Romantic Fools Comedy

     Dianne Olsen, The Publicity Director of the Newnan Theatre, has announced an interesting play they will be using to celebrate Valentine's Day: 
NCTC Presents Romantic Fools

Join us for an evening all about relationships! Romantic Fools consists of 12 two-character comedies examining love, lust, dating and romance. From dating a caveman to the frustrations of having a perfect mate, you will love this funny show as you celebrate Valentine's Day.

The cast includes two married couples - Caroline Carr and Tom Grandpre and
Spencer and Sarah Jordan. There will be only two performances - February 13 and February 14. The evening will include drinks and desserts. The fun begins at 8 pm each evening in the black box. The cost is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased from the theatre's website.

This is a special event and not part of their regular 2009 season. Season ticket holders receive 10% off the price of the tickets if they would like to attend Romantic Fools.

Produced by Laurel Alford, this show is Rated R due to the theme. Romantic
Fools was written by Rich Orloff. It is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

Newnan Community Theatre Company has been providing live entertainment to downtown Newnan for over 30 years.  It is located at 24 First Avenue.  The theatre's website is  For reservations and more information on current show dates and times, call the theatre at (770) 683-6282 or email them at

Newnan Community Theatre Company
24 First Avenue
Newnan, GA 30263

Reservations: 770-683-6282

Friday, January 16, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] etreasures Publishing Hires Acquisitions Editor

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January 7, 2009

etreasures Publishing Company Hires Acquisitions Editor 

     Until recently almost all of the work at the Newnan-based etreasure Publishing Co. has been done by its founder and owner, Vickie Kennedy, who is also an award-winning author and the leader of the Writers Block writing workshop.  At first the company only published nearby authors.  When it went national (and international) a few years ago the number of books published began to climb until finally Kennedy could no longer do it herself.  For this reason she has hired an editor to assist her.  This is her press release about it: 
     "ETreasures Publishing welcomes Sharon Watson from Coleman, Texas, as our Acquisitions Editor.  She has also been trained to help in formatting books for publishing, and working with Mobipocket e-Book Creator Program to convert our e-books for the Mobipocket Reader and deploy them to their site for sale. She has launched 33 e-books to their site since eTreasures signed up with them.  She's a great asset, and we are proud to have her with us. 
ETreasures has accepted seven additional books this week to add to our growing list.  Sharon's help proves to be quite valuable!"
     Information on the company is available at   

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Nature, Undisturbed" Photography Exhibition Announces Jurors

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January 16, 2009

Nature, Undisturbed Photography Exhibition Announces Jurors


     Donna Rosser, the director of the "Nature, Undisturbed" Photography Exhibition has just announced its Jurors:




(Fayette County, Georgia)  January 16, 2009 Nature, Undisturbed; a juried photography exhibition to benefit Southern Conservation Trust announces Greg Newington and Thomas Swanston as jurors.

Greg Newington ( has worked as a photographer for newspaper and publishing companies in Australia and The Middle East for over 38 years.   Greg's work has appeared in more than 300 publications worldwide.  Greg has won a variety of awards during his photographic career including first prize in 1988 in The Australian Press Photographer of the Year awards. Greg was head of photography for Motivate Publishing in The United Arab Emirates.  This group includes "Hello" Magazine, "Open Skies," and "Emirates Woman."   In April of 2008, Greg opened his studio in Serenbe.  Currently Greg freelances in the US and Australia.

Artists Thomas Swanston and Gail Foster opened StudioSwan in Serenbe in 2006.  Thomas has lived and worked in rural Georgia for the past 25 years.  He received a MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1980.  Thomas' art is part of many public and private collections including Disney, Ritz Carlton, Suntrust, and both the Goizueta School of Business and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  His art has also been seen in a variety of publications including "Veranda" and "Domino" magazines.  For more information on Thomas Swanston and to view his art inspired by the migrating sandhill cranes visit the studio website

The deadline for entries in the show is fast approaching.  You can find the link to print an application and read details for entry on the Southern Conservation Trust website, or on Donna Rosser's blog,  


About Nature, Undisturbed – This juried photography exhibition will benefit Southern Conservation Trust.  The show is in its inaugural year.  The show is open to any adult photographer, professional or hobbyist.  There are two categories; first is open to any nature image taken at any location and the second is any nature image taken at a land trust location.   Southern Conservation Trust manages Line Creek Nature Area and Flat Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City and owns and manages Sam's Lake Bird Sanctuary in Fayette County.  Donna Rosser, local photographer and founder of the Fayette Photo Club; Abby Jordan, Executive Director, Southern Conservation Trust; and Greg Blair, owner of The Dogwood Gallery and Framer are working together on this exhibit.  The exhibit will be at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24 through May 3, 2009.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Newnan Theatre Announces Play Writing Workshop

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January 15, 2009

Newnan Theatre Announces Play Writing Workshop


    Dianne Olsen, Publicity Director of the Newnan Theatre, has just announced that the Theatre will begin conducting weekly writing workshops:


     "This Sunday at 5 pm will be the first meeting of NCTC's Writer's Workshop.  Led by Darren Mathews, we invite all with a lot of experience writing, some experience writing, or none experience writing to learn, share and get better at writing plays and scripts.   

This is a fledgling idea and needs a ton of support and input.  Please e-mail Darren at if you are interested or have questions.

The group will meet weekly on Sundays at 5 pm at the theatre."
     The Newnan Theatre is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan. 

      The website is

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Coweta Physician Bill Waters Publishes Two Books in 2008

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January 15, 2009

 Coweta Physician Bill Waters Publishes Two Books in 2008:


Two Days That Ruined Your Health Care and The Doctor Is In


     There has been a lot of discussion and debate in recent times about the problems in our health care system.  Last year a book was published which received the endorsement of the President of the American Physicians and Surgeons organization as the best analysis of the subject ever written.  The author is Dr. William C. "Bill" Waters III, the Director of the Internal Medical Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta and a Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine.  The book is entitled Two Days That Ruined Your Health Care and is available through Scotts Book Store in Newnan and through


     Several years ago Bill Waters moved to Coweta County and is involving himself in its life.  He is a musician in the Centre Strings performers and has joined the Coweta Writers Group.  He has also been writing weekly columns for Newnan's Times-Herald newspaper.  These columns for the year 2008 have been published in his second book last year entitled The Doctor Is In:  50 Columns From the Times-Herald (2008).  These columns deal with all kinds of things including various diseases, medical myths, how to talk with your doctor, and so on.  


     Dr. Waters can be contacted at 770-683-0304 or at



Sunday, January 11, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Conlan Wins RPS 2008 Photographer of Year Award

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January 12, 2009

Fourth  Year  In  A  Row  !!


Paul Conlan Wins RPS 2008 Photographer Of Year Award 

     Paul Conlan is back in the news again:  he has just won another photographic art award.  And it is the fourth year in a row that he has won this particular award!  Here in his own words is what has happened:
     Newnan resident and photographer Paul Conlan was recently named "2008 Digital Projected Photographer of the Year" by the Roswell Photographic Society (  The organization holds monthly photo review meetings where member-submitted images are critiqued and judged by respected Atlanta area photographers or gallery curators.    Photographs are submitted in four categories: digital projected and color, black & white and alternative prints.  Conlan has won this award every year starting in 2005.  To view some of Conlan's images, visit his photographic website at


 "Room at the Bar" (c) Paul Conlan (Attached Image - this is a small/low resolution copy of the photo)


One of Conlan's First Place Photos in the Roswell Photographic Society Photographer of the Year Competition


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Author/Illustrator Joyce Revoir at Annual Flower Show in Atlanta

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January 12, 2009

Author/Illustrator Joyce Revoir at Annual Flower Show in Atlanta 

    In 2007 Joyce Revoir, who had been a book illustrator for some time, also became a book author.  The book Little Garden Stories has been attracting a lot of attention.  The latest example of this is her invitation to appear at Atlanta's 22nd Annual Flower Show.   
     Revoir has released the following information about this appearance:

Dear Friends,
My daughter Gillian and I will be special guest artists at the 22nd Annual Flower Show running from Wednesday, January 28 – Sunday, February 1, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta

We will be there on Saturday and Sunday signing copies of our Little Garden Stories DVD and leading Craft-Time activities. Eagle Eye Books is sponsoring the show and they will have a TON of authors signing books during the show including my friend Grady Thasher with his award-winning TIm and Sally books. My girls love these books! This is a fun event for the whole family, especially if you love gardens and books!

For more information on the show or to purchase tickets online, visit

LIttle Garden Stories Show Times:
Sat 10-11:30am and Sunday 2-3:30pm DVD signing at Eagle Eye Bookstore Booth.
Sat 12 noon and Sunday at 4pm we lead the free Craft-time for kids in the Children's Center.

     Information on Joyce Revoir and her book is found on her website

Friday, January 09, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Newnan Theatre Presents M*A*S*H*

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January 8, 2009
Newnan Theatre Presents M*A*S*H*
     The Newnan Theatre has become well known for excellent peformances of all kinds of plays.  Their next one should be interesting.  They will be doing a play about one of the most popular television shows of yesteryear with its unique characters and brand of humor --M*A*S*H*
     Performances will be given on these dates:  January 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31.  The Sunday (January 25) show will be a matinee at 2:30 PM.  The other shows will all be at 8 PM. 
     Newnan Theatre is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan.  Information on the Theatre, including tickets, is available at  

Jan 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31

Fri, Sat - 8 pm
Sun matinee - 2:30 pm

Thursday, January 08, 2009

RESENDING [Coweta Arts Tidbits] Rhoderick Cook's "Black Gold" Is Published

To My News Contacts:
A lot of you did not receive this because of the 12 MB photo attached the first time I sent it, so I am resending it without the photo.  My apologies for anyone who gets it twice.  It is a crying shame that so many of your systems did not allow that photo thru because it is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen!  If anyone who did not receive it would like to see it, send me an email requesting it to be sent to an email address has a big enough capacity to receive it and I will be glad to do so.


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January 8, 2009


Rhoderick Cook's Black Gold Is Published

     The burgeoning of the Coweta literary arts scene continued last year making it the third year in a row that new books were published by Coweta authors at the rate of one per month. As far as we know, the twelfth and last of these books for 2008 was Black Gold: Treasures From The Heart written by Rhoderick Cook of Newnan. (There were a total of 14 books published by Cowetans in 2006, and 13 published in 2007.)
     The term "Black Gold" refers to petroleum, which is apparent from the book cover in which the top of an oil well forms the letter "A" in the word "Black".  According to the conventional geological theory, the forces which produce the petroleum are heat and pressure.   There is an interesting parallel here with the New Testament teaching that God uses fiery trials and pressures to formulate Christian character.  So there is an analogy between the formation of the spiritual gold and the formation of the black gold.  The book is about how God used various trials in the author's life to produce the treasures in his heart.  The hands at the bottom of the picture on the cover symbolize the Hands of God.  You need to look closely to see them just as oftentimes one needs to have a sharp spiritual perception to discern the work of God in one's life.  (This is one of the finest book covers I have ever seen and one of the best in illustrating what the book is about.)  The author is thankful to God for His work and hopes that what God has done for him will serve as encouragement for other christians to persevere in the trials God brings upon them in their lives.
     Rhoderick Cook will soon begin book signings and other public appearances relating to his book.  He can be contacted at "Rhoderick Cook" or by cell phone at 770-683-7717.  His book will soon be listed  at and on his publishers website    

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Day Zero By Swanee Ballman

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January 7, 2009
Day Zero By Swanee Ballman Is Published
     Swanee Ballman, who has had several books published while living in Florida, recently had her first one published since she moved to Coweta.  This one, Day Zero, is similar in genre to some of her previous books.  She is not only a good writer of stories, but is also adept at writing short synopses of books, which comes in handy because she also is a publisher who needs to do this for all the books published by her Jawbone Publishing Company, which is now based in Newnan, where she lives.  Information on Ballman and her publishing company and how to purchase her book is available at 
     Here is what she says about her story:

Day Zero by Swanee Ballman

Day Zero
Day Zero
Swanee Ballman


Day Zero
Swanee Ballman

After Jason's earthly death, he is escorted by his personal angel toward eternity. Jason has lots of questions, and he is about to receive answers to all of them.Travel with Jason as he enters the land of Jubilance and encounters the various spirits who reside there. Rewind to the beginning of the beginning and witness the creation of all things and the fall of humans on earth.

ISBN 978-1-59094-160-8
160 pages