Ana Markovic

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Category: Contemporary
Date Published: February 28, 2009
Number of Pages: 180
Print Price: $24.50
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In his book, Ana Markovic, author David Murdoch brings to the reader a profound tale of redemption about a Yugoslavian woman and her family living in Canada.

The book cover shows the expressionless face and downcast eyes of a lonely, homeless woman, Ana Markovic, whose years of alcohol abuse have caused chaotic damage to her life, her loved ones, and, ultimately, the future of her soul.

The book begins at a city park where a stranger finds Ana Markovic motionless underneath a tree near a street corner. He checks her pulse and then calls 911 for assistance. While Ana is unconscious, she meets the Archangel Michael who gives her a message of hope.

When Ana wakes up in the ER, the doctor comes to assess her condition. When the nurse comes to take some personal data and to see how she is reacting to the treatment. Ana is confused because she is not sure whether she is dead or alive.

The rest of the book takes the reader into a traveling excursion of Ana's past, present, and future life. In her past is the war in Yugoslavia, her husband Peter, and their son, Luka. Her present is her alcoholism, her homelessness, and the hospital ER. Her future will be determined by her decision to choose God's gift of redemption, or eternal condemnation. All her future depends on her willingness to understand and accept the message from the Archangel Michael, and depart from the demons who have tormented and manipulated her all this time.

The author exposes the reader to the world beyond our eyes— the spiritual world where battles are constantly fought between the servants of the Kingdom of God and the evil one, ruler of the wickedness of our world. He also shows how our decisions and lack of faith make us vulnerable to the attacks of demons. Those demons' only goal is the perdition and wretchedness of our lives by pushing the weak ones to commit the ultimate sin, suicide, just for their pleasure, enjoyment, and satisfaction.

It was distracting to me the way the author portrayed Ana's perception of Canadians, their society and integration with others. Although fascinating, this information is inserted at inappropriate times during the narrative of the story and creates a distraction for the reader who is quietly walking along with Ana, St. Michael, and the three demons puppeteering her life. Despite this misconstruction, the author's insight is profound and he paints a perfect picture of the world in which we are living.

The reader, however, must have an open mind toward redemption and the unforeseen effects bad decisions can have on the way we live.

The end of the book echoes the words of the apostle St. Paul: ''Love conquers all"


ISBN-13: 978-1606936481
Original Language: English
Book Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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TANNIA E. ORTIZ-LOPÉS was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and currently lives in Germany with her husband and two sons. She is a writer by profession, a mother by choice, and a wife by the covenant of marriage. She is author of the award winning book, _The Window To My Soul; My Walk with Jesus_ [1]_ _(2004 Tate Publishing) and its long-awaited Spanish translation, _El Espejo de mi Alma_ [2](2011 WinePress)_._ On May 1983 she graduated with honour and obtained an Associated Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (CUTPO). On December 1988 she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Secretarial Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (R.U.M.). From 1988 until the year 2000, Tannia participated in the following Spanish poetry anthologies published by “El Editor Interamericano” located in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Americanto (1988), Poetas Hispanoamericanos Contemporaneos (1989), Patria Plural (1990), América Poética (1992),and Expoesía 2000 91996). These poems were published under the pen name of Thánatos Lopés. The author has also published her poetry and stories at “Storytime Tapestry Newsletter” and “Wt In Spirit” Christian Magazine, both located in Canada and at local newspapers in Puerto Rico. The Window To My Soul; My Walk With Jesus [3](ISBN 0-9753933-5-9 2044 TATE PUBLISHING) [3] [3]is a compendium of free-style inspirational poems, prayers and meditations. It is the author’s profession of her love for Jesus and of thanks to God for the many gifts and talents that He has given her. It also expresses her deep gratitude for God's sending His only begotten Son to die for her sins and allowing her and many more to find peace in Christ and an open door back to heaven. It is a total surrender to the teachings and guidance of the Holy Spirit during the study of the Scriptures. These poetic meditations are the author's way of pouring out her heart and soul while meditating on God's Word and the marvellous daily miracles in her life. “El Espejo de mi Alma (ISBN 1-4141-1439-7 2011 WINEPRESS PUBLISHING)_ is a__ remarkable and unique book, Tannia Ortiz-Lopés has created a spiritual legacy that will live in the hearts of all Christians until the end of time. Taking the Old Testament book of Job as her jumping-off point, Señora Ortiz-Lopés has responded to the philosophical queries raised, verse by verse, with her own prayers and aspirations. _ _This is a truly wonderful book, radiant, heartfelt, inspiring and insightful, that will not only gladden the hearts and sharpen the spirituality of all who read it, but provide solace for their hungry, seeking souls and instant entry into that luminous world of the Spirit where Christ Himself dwells.”__ _ John Howard Reid, prize-winning author, writing contests judge, publisher, editor, critic, and bookseller. Publisher of the Christian site, _Time with Tannia __( __ [4], where she published authors interview and her book reviews for [5], [6], [7], [8], and others. [8] In addition to writing the author also enjoys the art of photography, singing, and song-writing. Her stock photography portfolio is located at: [7] [9] [7] Her photos related gift could be purchased at: [10] [7]

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