Cedar Grove Publishing https://cedargrovebooks.com/ Every Book is Somebody’s Story… Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:46:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.4.3 https://cedargrovebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CedarGroveLogoColorsmtrans-150x150.png Cedar Grove Publishing https://cedargrovebooks.com/ 32 32 Big Scary Brown Guy: A Memoir https://cedargrovebooks.com/books/big-scary-brown-guy-a-memoir/ Thu, 02 Nov 2023 01:16:19 +0000 https://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2720 by Christopher González Coming in December 2023 In a nation that still struggles to see beyond harmful stereotypes, Christopher González is the embodiment of the Big Scary Brown Guy.  As a Latino intellectual who speaks truth to power, he navigates the pitfalls of a society designed to keep people like him on the fringes. In […]

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by Christopher González

Coming in December 2023

In a nation that still struggles to see beyond harmful stereotypes, Christopher González is the embodiment of the Big Scary Brown Guy.  As a Latino intellectual who speaks truth to power, he navigates the pitfalls of a society designed to keep people like him on the fringes. In this powerful memoir, González reveals the painful and humorous moments that shaped his life and offers a nuanced understanding of the Latinx experience in the United States.

Through a blend of elegant and sardonic prose, González interrogates the racist and inequitable underpinning of the U.S. as they manifest in his own embodied experiences within a troubled family in Texas. From pop cultural allusions to literary references, he weaves a rich tapestry of stories that illuminate the Gen X Latinx experience with keen precision and heartbreaking wit.

Big Scary Brown Guy is a testament to the enduring resilience of the Latinx community, especially those who have been in the U.S. for many generations, yet are often marginalized in the public discourse. González’s voice is a vital addition to the ongoing conversation around race, identity and belonging in America.

Reviews

“American manhood is in crisis, and Latino men all the more so.  Fortunately, Christopher González dives into the task head and heart first. His voice is unique, at once humble, courageous and enviably self-assured.  Bypass this memoir at your own peril–and ours.”

Ilan Stavans, author
On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language,
editor, “The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

 

About the Author:

Christopher Gonzalez - Christopher González was born and raised on the flatlands of the Llano Estacado, straddling the border of Texas and New Mexico. He received his PhD in English from Ohio State University and is the author, co-author and editor of many books, including the International Latino Book Award-winning Reel Latinxs: Representation in U.S. Film & TV.  […]

 

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Christopher Gonzalez https://cedargrovebooks.com/authors/christopher-gonzalez/ Thu, 02 Nov 2023 00:59:27 +0000 https://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2718 Christopher González was born and raised on the flatlands of the Llano Estacado, straddling the border of Texas and New Mexico. He received his PhD in English from Ohio State University and is the author, co-author and editor of many books, including the International Latino Book Award-winning Reel Latinxs: Representation in U.S. Film & TV.  […]

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Christopher González was born and raised on the flatlands of the Llano Estacado, straddling the border of Texas and New Mexico. He received his PhD in English from Ohio State University and is the author, co-author and editor of many books, including the International Latino Book Award-winning Reel Latinxs: Representation in U.S. Film & TV.  He is a professor and holds the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Endowed Chair in the Department of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

 

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Praise for the Qi Effect https://cedargrovebooks.com/featured/praise-for-the-qi-effect/ Fri, 28 Apr 2023 21:33:16 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2684 “Here is an endorsement for Qi Effect — A magical mystery tour. Such an amazing piece of work. Using insights into science and ancient healing traditions gained over a lifetime of study, practice, and teaching, Francesco guides us in an exploration of the energetic nature of our reality through sensitivity training in life-force energy for […]

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Qi Effect book“Here is an endorsement for Qi Effect — A magical mystery tour. Such an amazing piece of work. Using insights into science and ancient healing traditions gained over a lifetime of study, practice, and teaching, Francesco guides us in an exploration of the energetic nature of our reality through sensitivity training in life-force energy for health, healing, and self-care.”

Tom Rogers
– President of the Qigong Institute, author of An Introduction to Qigong Health Care

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Francesco Garri Garripoli https://cedargrovebooks.com/authors/francesco-garri-garripoli/ Fri, 28 Apr 2023 17:07:12 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2675 Francesco Garri Garripoli, D.D. is an internationally recognized Senior Qigong and Meditation instructor, Yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, Doctor of Divinity, and wellness advocate. Chairman Emeritus of the National Qigong Association, Francesco is current Chairman of the Qigong Institute and is featured in a series of award-winning, instructional Qigong videos. He is the […]

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Francesco Garri Garripoli, D.D. is an internationally recognized Senior Qigong and Meditation instructor, Yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, Doctor of Divinity, and wellness advocate. Chairman Emeritus of the National Qigong Association, Francesco is current Chairman of the Qigong Institute and is featured in a series of award-winning, instructional Qigong videos. He is the author of ‘Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance’ and ‘Tao of the Ride’ on his experiences living in China, India, Hawaii, and Thailand studying with elder healing Masters since the mid-1970s. An Emmy Award-winning producer, Francesco’s Qigong documentary aired on PBS-TV with over 88 million viewers. Francesco offers acclaimed Qigong workshops, and online courses, as well as private online coaching sessions and Qigong Instructor Certification programs in the U.S. and Europe and Qigong Study & Healing Retreats around the world through the non-profit CommunityAwake organization he founded.

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Qi Effect https://cedargrovebooks.com/books/qi-effect/ Fri, 28 Apr 2023 16:44:08 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2672 By Francesco Garri Garripoli, D.D. Buy Now   Culminating from over 30 years of research, study, and practice in the healing arts, “Qi Effect:  Enhance Your Personal Practice – Chinese Energy meets Quantum Biology” offers a transformative and radically new perspective for everyone practicing Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, and Meditation. Senior Qigong Teacher and Chairman […]

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Qi Effect book

By Francesco Garri Garripoli, D.D.

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Culminating from over 30 years of research, study, and practice in the healing arts, “Qi Effect:  Enhance Your Personal Practice – Chinese Energy meets Quantum Biology” offers a transformative and radically new perspective for everyone practicing Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, and Meditation.
 
Senior Qigong Teacher and Chairman of the Qigong Institute, Francesco Garri Garripoli, takes you on a non-stop, captivating journey into the essence of “life force energy” known as Qi (chee) and Prana, and provides revolutionary insights that will positively change your mind about how you view your body, well-being, relationships, health, and overall world view.
 
With a playful, Heart-centered approach to complex subjects, Francesco’s storytelling makes it easy to understand ancient wisdom through the latest developments in Quantum physics, Quantum biology, epigenetics, and more. Numerous empowering exercises encourage this knowledge to be applied within everyday life for inner development as well as to support teaching to others.
 
Over 800 daily meditations are also included, providing poignant inspiration and insights that integrate the Qi Effect concepts into your life and support you in beginning, or reawakening, your own personal practice.
 
All proceeds go to the non-profit Wuji Mountain Sanctuary project of CommunityAwake.

“A magical mystery tour. Such an amazing piece of work. Using insights into science and ancient healing traditions gained over a lifetime of study, practice, and teaching, Francesco guides us in an exploration of the energetic nature of our reality through sensitivity training in life-force energy for health, healing, and self-care.”

— Tom Rogers
— President of the Qigong Institute, author of An Introduction to Qigong Health Care

About the Author:

Francesco Garri Garripoli - Francesco Garri Garripoli, D.D. is an internationally recognized Senior Qigong and Meditation instructor, Yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, Doctor of Divinity, and wellness advocate. Chairman Emeritus of the National Qigong Association, Francesco is current Chairman of the Qigong Institute and is featured in a series of award-winning, instructional Qigong videos. He is the […]
 

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God, the Journey Within – Available Now https://cedargrovebooks.com/featured/god-the-journey-within-available-now/ Fri, 28 Apr 2023 16:02:01 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2662 “The Mothership has landed in all of us, and Diem Jones presents a slice of our humanity by showcasing 17 distinct voices in his latest book, God: The Journey Within.” —George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic

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God: The Journey Within“The Mothership has landed in all of us, and Diem Jones presents a slice of our humanity by showcasing 17 distinct voices in his latest book, God: The Journey Within.”

—George Clinton

Parliament-Funkadelic

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God: The Journey Within https://cedargrovebooks.com/books/god-the-journey-within/ Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:45:00 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2450 By Diem Jones Buy Now If your relationship with and focus on God is cloudy, you might invite clarity by reading “God: The Journey Within.” Conceived and edited by Diem Jones, a non-profit leader, artist and music industry executive, this concise anthology invites the reader into the individual and collective minds of sixteen persons from […]

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God: The Journey Within

By Diem Jones

Buy Now

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If your relationship with and focus on God is cloudy, you might invite clarity by reading “God: The Journey Within.” Conceived and edited by Diem Jones, a non-profit leader, artist and music industry executive, this concise anthology invites the reader into the individual and collective minds of sixteen persons from disparate backgrounds. Contributors include: religious leaders including a Baptist Minister and a Rabbi; a doctor; musicians; professors; a corporate CFO; journalists; a Qigong master; poets; music industry executives; a playwright; and a retired judge, —- all writers investigate their conceptions and interactions with the Spirit World with wit and reverence. “God: The Journey Within” is a wonderful tutorial on spiritual contemplation and Love. Diem Jones is a visionary thought leader, and so too are all of the writers within this introspective examination of ageless inquiry… And if your personal spirit world is still somewhat muddled after you turn the final page, you’ll have refreshed interior perception, replete with new beacons.

“The Mothership has landed in all of us, and Diem Jones presents a slice of our humanity by showcasing 17 distinct voices in his latest book, God: The Journey Within.”

—George Clinton
Parliament-Funkadelic

About the Author

 

Diem Jones Diem Jones

Diem Jones is a thought leader, writer, poet/musician, multi-disciplinary producer, content- provider and program designer. In addition to having directed creative writing programs on 6 US university campuses, his work as a writer has won critical acclaim in: books, anthologies, music videos, industrial films, documentaries as well as commercials. He is currently the COO of Penn Global Visions and CEO of All One Consulting. He is co-founder and past Executive Director of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA). Additionally, he has served as: Executive Director of Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center; Deputy Director of Arts Council Silicon Valley; Program Officer at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities as well as Director of Grants at the Houston Arts Alliance and Administrative Director of East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Jones was Art Director for George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic. Additionally, he has managed health and wellness practices in California, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Diem Jones has also completed advanced courses in Mind, Body Medicine protocols from the Center for Mind, Body Medicine in Washington, DC as well Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of South Florida.

His most recent book, A Big Day: Thawing the Soul, was published in the summer of 2018. Diem’s most recent musical spoken-word CD, “A Spirit of Oui” and his previous CD’s “Equanimity” and “Black Fish Jazz” have been performed with the Equanimity Band at venues throughout the US including the San Jose Jazz Festival. In addition, his photo biography of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, “#1 Bimini Road”, continues to be a best seller in the ever-expanding fan base of the group.

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New Spirituality Book Launches From Writer, poet and musician, Diem Jones https://cedargrovebooks.com/news/new-spirituality-book-launches-from-writer-poet-and-musician-diem-jones/ Wed, 08 Feb 2023 20:39:04 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2621 For Immediate Release Contact: Rochon Perryqueries@cedargrovebooks.com415.364.8292www.cedargrovebooks.com (San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2023) – God: The Journey Within (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2023, ISBN# 9780983507796, $19.95.)Available for pre-order from Amazon, Bookshop.com and , is distributed by Independent Publishers Group), launches on February 24, 2023. Conceived and edited by Diem Jones, a non-profit leader, artist and music […]

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Rochon Perry
queries@cedargrovebooks.com
415.364.8292
www.cedargrovebooks.com

(San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2023) – God: The Journey Within (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2023, ISBN# 9780983507796, $19.95.)Available for pre-order from Amazon, Bookshop.com and , is distributed by Independent Publishers Group), launches on February 24, 2023. Conceived and edited by Diem Jones, a non-profit leader, artist and music industry executive, this concise anthology invites the reader into the individual and collective minds of sixteen persons of disparate backgrounds.

Contributors include: religious leaders including a Baptist Minister and a Rabbi; a doctor; musicians; professors; a corporate CFO; journalists; a Qigong master; poets; music industry executives; a playwright; and a retired judge. All writers investigate their conceptions and interactions with the Spirit World with wit and reverence. “God: The Journey Within is a wonderful tutorial on spiritual contemplation and Love. Diem Jones is a visionary thought leader, and so too are all of the writers within this introspective examination of ageless inquiry.”And if your personal spirit world is still somewhat muddled after you turn the final page, you’ll have refreshed your interior perception, replete with new beacons, says,” Jones.

Reactions to God: The Journey Within include:
“The Mothership has landed in all of us, and Diem Jones presents a slice of our humanity by showcasing 16 distinct voices in his latest book, God: The Journey Within,”

– George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic

“Your book is a spiritual awakening… Quite Beautiful.”

—H.H. Leonards, Founder & Chair of the O Street Museum Foundation.

“Thank you Diem, for your curiosity and for your desire to learn from others. Your message is clear—let us provoke thought in one another. We are created as miraculous beings that are above blindly accepting tradition and passed down beliefs. Our creator asks us to look for Him and to have a personal relationship with Him.”

—Dr. Charles Webb, Founder of Freedom Practice Coaching

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Book Launch: God, The Journey Within https://cedargrovebooks.com/events/book-launch-god-the-journey-within/ Wed, 08 Feb 2023 19:50:12 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2610 There’s more to BLT than a plate … Book Launch & Talk Street Mansion2020 O Street NW | Washington, D.CSunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm Tickets: https://bit.ly/InsideJourney  

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There’s more to BLT than a plate …

Book Launch & Talk

Street Mansion
2020 O Street NW | Washington, D.C
Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: https://bit.ly/InsideJourney

 

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Mario Hernandez https://cedargrovebooks.com/authors/mario-hernandez/ Wed, 11 Jan 2023 00:04:03 +0000 http://cedargrovebooks.com/?p=2602 Born in Southern California, eldest of six, Mario Hernandez, with two brothers begat the celebrated comic, “Love and Rockets”. Encouraged by his mother, a life of collecting and studying comics along with an appreciation for storytelling, he has worked on various projects for different publishers. This is his first non-comics foray. He lives in San […]

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Mario HernandezBorn in Southern California, eldest of six, Mario Hernandez, with two brothers begat the celebrated comic, “Love and Rockets”. Encouraged by his mother, a life of collecting and studying comics along with an appreciation for storytelling, he has worked on various projects for different publishers. This is his first non-comics foray. He lives in San Francisco with his awesome wife and daughter.

 

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