Do you like the Hunger Games? Are you still waiting for your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter? Do you want to go to Narnia, or to defeat Sauron and become the next lord of the Rings? Are you frustrated that all these series are over? What if we tell you that a Filipino author has written an epic fantasy book similar to the ones above… but with a gripping, intriguing twist?
Introducing the first ever epic fiction released by Shepherd’s Voice Publications…
“I love Karren’s writing. I want more.”
–Bo Sanchez, The Abundance Formula
IN WAR, HEROES ARE MADE. LEGENDS ARE BORN. CHAMPIONS WILL RISE.
Present day, Cielos, the city closest to heaven. The Sword of Sargatanas has been stolen from the most powerful stronghold in Cielterra. When used at a time when the planets align, the sword has the power to open Gate Pandora and unleash unto the Worlds legions upon legions of monsters and beasts from hell.
Present day, location undisclosed. One clueless Human acquaints himself with the barrel of a gun—belonging to the woman he almost fell in love with, no less—and finds himself kidnapped and whisked to a world standing on the brink of war.
The Worlds—both visible and invisible to us—are in danger. The Towers that guard the Flaming Sword of Eden have chosen the heroes. It just so happened that the heroes aren’t really… hero-material. Not at all.
Seven angry, sarcastic, violent, belligerent, uncaring and uncompassionate young men and women were forced to team up to stop a possible apocalypse from happening. As they journey towards the Far West to retrieve the stolen sword, the seven Champions brave one trial after another (including, but not limited to, falling in love with ill-tempered bullies) and ultimately find out what it means to become a true hero.
“Karren’s writing drew me in, kept me hooked, and got me aching to know what would happen next. A beautiful, sophisticated, brilliant piece of work! The youth needs this kind of engaging material that will challenge them to rise to the call of heroism.”
– George Tolentino Gabriel
Award-winning Author of Love Life and Live Life, Kerygma Preacher, and Editor-in-Chief of FiSH magazine
“Debut novelist Karren Renz Seña has the uncanny ability to grab hold of even the most disinterested reader with the first sentence alone, and manages to sustain that piqued interest with a matching prowess for eloquent description, relatable characterization, and a compelling narrative. In this first novel, Seña proves that she is no stranger to writing fiction, and she is most certainly no novice in the faith: from the accurate epigraph to the final period, “Champions” serves to entertain and enlighten, through allegories of fantasy, about the battle between good and evil, and how all of us are called to be guardians to slay our own demons. May this book fire up the imagination of its readers so that their hearts may be set aflame by the call to become true Champions and heroes.”
– Ma. Ailil B. Alvarez
Deputy Director, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
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How do you cope with seeing a loved one’s life erased by Alzheimer’s?
Cindy Reynes took up a second degree to become a nurse. But when her mother got afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, she chose not to practice her profession and instead become her mom’s primary caregiver. While caring for her mom, she faced the greatest challenge a daughter can have: to keep loving and honoring a parent who no longer remembers her — one who was fast becoming a stranger.
She captured the heartwarming and, at times, heartbreaking stories in a journal that has now evolved into the book you now hold in your hands.
In these pages, Cindy shares her painfully honest, humorous, and poignant struggles as a care partner of her mom afflicted with this progressive disease.
This chronicle of her pilgrimage from denial to acceptance, resentment to forgiveness, and heartbreak to unconditional love also offers practical tips on how you can care for your loved ones in sickness or in health.
This book is for the everyday guy who needs to remember his real worth as a man.
Somewhere along life’s difficulties, you lost your path, and couldn’t find your way
back. Perhaps painful experiences got you confused and made you forget who you
really are — a man made in the image and likeness of a great God.
No one taught you how to be a man. They didn’t teach it in school. This book will
give you the truth and the tools you need to become the man you are meant to be
— a man who does the right thing, who takes responsibility for his life, who loves
with his strength.
You have what it takes to be the great man God designed you to be.
In straightforward man-talk, with real-life lessons from the author’s experiences, this
book will get you back on the right track.
Learn about what great men do and what mistakes to avoid to help you become
a better man. Discover the habits of real men, how men need other men, and the
importance of mentors. It’s a book every young man should have in his backpack.
This is your manual. Your greatness starts now!
What if there was a “life reset button” you could press so you could start all over again?
Do you want to be given a clean slate? A chance to begin again? Maybe restore a relationship? Re-ignite your zest for life? Live a richer, fuller life?
This book will show you three simple steps on how to “reset” your life — and start again! Anytime, anywhere!
Warning: This book will bring you closer to God. Marc’s words will penetrate your heart and bless your soul. — Bo Sanchez, bestselling author and lay preacher