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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

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Titles At Your Library

The Baha'i Faith: A Historical Bibliography (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol 223)
ISBN: 082408974X

Scholarly Title. 1985

CHURCHES GOD 7TH DAY (Garland reference library of the humanities)
ISBN: 082408537X

Scholarly Title. 1987

296 pages

Channeling: Bib Explor (Sects and Cults in America. Bibliographic Guides; 15; Garlan)
ISBN: 0824056914

Garland Science. 1992

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reincarnation: A Bibliography (Sects and Cults in America)
ISBN: 081531129X

Routledge. 1995

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Consulting Spirits: A Bibliography (Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies)
ISBN: 0313302847

Greenwood. 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 spirits―through 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, and dissertations. His survey also includes early spirit contacts in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Country Star
ISBN: 1493691449

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

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 impromptu 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.

Karen's Secret
ISBN: 1500766917

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2015

Ty Waters moves from Chicago to a super weird place called Wolfbane. He has a right to be concerned--wolfbane suggests monsters. Worse yet, the guy who sells his parents a house looks like an alien. They are so dead. However, Ty is surprised to find that Wolfbane is, in fact, just a regular place, and the people actually look normal! However, he is in for a shock when he meets Karen Marsh, a girl with a big secret.

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