Positive, powerful insights about love, spirituality, the universe, and Mother Earth.

The Great Mother Bible


A nature mystic shares her latest series of engaging conversations with Mother Earth in this spiritual guide.

In November 2013, Cromwell (Messages From Mother…Earth Mother, 2012, etc.) received “distinct instructions” from “Mother,” the sacred being featured in her previous book, to put off her move to Washington, stay put in Maryland, and write a “Bible.” The result is this record of conversations that took place between Cromwell and Mother from January to July 2014. In the introductory chapter, “Surrender, Listen and Show Up,” Cromwell reviews her background as a nature mystic, which includes communing with Native American guides, beating a lymphoma diagnosis through alternative healing, and working as a garden designer. Then, within 37 other dated chapters showcasing the conversations that Cromwell recounts, Mother reflects on a range of topics—the value of the “Christ Consciousness” (Mother, according to the author, can “amplify it exponentially and help heal so many more animals, humans, ecosystems and more with this love energy you are directing into me”), aliens on Earth (who have good intentions, generally, and a greater understanding of the universe, although some have caused damage, including suppressing women’s power), and more. Cromwell herself tees up, echoes, or even builds on Mother’s remarks while revealing her love of chocolate, struggles with a fluctuating romance, and a reconciliation of sorts with her apparently troubled Roman Catholic childhood (with Mother noting that the Virgin Mary is indeed a female divine iteration). The narrative concludes with Mother’s rally to “Know that our Quantum Divine Love is always here for you to tap into. Always. We love you.” An embracing maternal universe is a wonderful prospect, and Cromwell brings a pleasing blend of humor and sincerity to her latest spiritual work. The chatty asides are largely amusing, with Mother and Cromwell even bantering about the latter being gassy. This gardener author would have benefited from pruning her narrative a bit, however, since the sprawling book covers subjects ranging from nuclear testing to tree spirits, ice storms, and sustainability. Still, there is plenty of dip-in appeal to this work, an enjoyable female version of Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations with God.

Positive, powerful insights about love, spirituality, the universe, and Mother Earth.

Pub Date: April 9, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9717032-6-1

Page Count: 298

Publisher: Pamoon Press

Review Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2015

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 2016

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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This early reader is an excellent introduction to the March on Washington in 1963 and the important role in the march played by Martin Luther King Jr. Ruffin gives the book a good, dramatic start: “August 28, 1963. It is a hot summer day in Washington, D.C. More than 250,00 people are pouring into the city.” They have come to protest the treatment of African-Americans here in the US. With stirring original artwork mixed with photographs of the events (and the segregationist policies in the South, such as separate drinking fountains and entrances to public buildings), Ruffin writes of how an end to slavery didn’t mark true equality and that these rights had to be fought for—through marches and sit-ins and words, particularly those of Dr. King, and particularly on that fateful day in Washington. Within a year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been passed: “It does not change everything. But it is a beginning.” Lots of visual cues will help new readers through the fairly simple text, but it is the power of the story that will keep them turning the pages. (Easy reader. 6-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2001

ISBN: 0-448-42421-5

Page Count: 48

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 2000

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