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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joel Bjorling  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952 in Galesburg, IL

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Illinois Connection

Bjorling was born in Galesburg and lived most of his life in the Knoxville-Gilson area. His Illinois writings have featured the former Universalist Church in Galesburg as well as Swedish cultural events in Bishop Hill. He wrote a Spirituality column for the former "Knoxville Journal," and was a columnist for the Galesburg independent publications "The Zephyr," "Galesburg Planet," and currently "The New Zephyr. " He graduated from Robert Morris College in Carthage in 1972.

Biographical and Professional Information

*Associate in General Studies--Robert Morris College, 1970-1972, Carthage, IL.*B.A,, Behavioral Science--Oral Roberts University, 1972-1975, Tulsa, OK.*MATS, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1978-1980, Chicago.Further study:*Garrett-Evangelical Theological School*Moody Bible Institute*Bob Jones University

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Baha'i faith :
ISBN: 082408974X. OCLC Number:

Garland Pub.,. New York :. 1985.

The Churches of God, Seventh Day :
ISBN: 082408537X. OCLC Number:

Garland Pub.,. New York :. 1987.

Channeling :
ISBN: 0824056914. OCLC Number:

Garland,. New York :. 1992.

Reincarnation :
ISBN: 081531129X. OCLC Number:

Garland Pub.,. New York :. 1996.

Consulting spirits :
ISBN: 0313302847. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1998.

Throughout history, people have been intrigued with spirits, angels, or devas as sources of wisdom and guidance. They are not only interesting as those who possess an insight into events and circumstances, but also as proof of life after death. In this clear and useful reference guide, Bjorling presents a listing of the literature on the various ways in which people of different cultures have consulted spiritsÑthrough shamans and oracles, magic, mediums, Voodoo, and psychics. Each chapter contains a general introduction to the respective topic as well as a listing of pertinent books, articles.

Country star /
ISBN: 1493691449. OCLC Number:

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Cassie Yates is a 16-year old with a big dream; to become a country music superstar. Through challenges and heartbreaks, her career takes off, from an impromtu solo at church, to winning a talent contest, to recording her first CD, to a nationally released album. Success is about believing in your dreams.

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