The Touchstone Diary

“The Red Thread” AND “Bloodlines and Promises”

by Connie Bickman

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/4/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 630
ISBN : 9781982208370
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 630
ISBN : 9781982208387

About the Book

Mystery, intrigue, treasure seeking, and shocking family revelations come to light as Michael Wilder prepares to fulfill a mysterious promise he made on his deathbed. In The Touchstone Diary: I—the Red Thread, Miyah Sinclair shares secrets hidden in the pages of an ancient diary, protected throughout the ages by a generation of healers, the family of Jesus and Mary Magdalene (Joshua and Maryum). Written by women of Miyah’s own bloodline, the diary shares emotional and personal stories as these women lived through some of the most important events in ancient history, offering an alternative point of view from the feminine perspective. In The Touchstone Diary: II—Bloodlines and Promises, Miyah shares these revealing stories with her daughter, Morgan. As Morgan is being prepared to be the next touchstone carrier, she travels back in time to meet ancestral women of her bloodline and learns healing remedies from the source. Their adventures continue as the Wilder family travels to Scotland and the Isle of Iona, searching for a cherished family treasure, a cedar box carved two thousand years ago by a generation of the bloodline. Along the way they discover more family secrets that profoundly affect the outcome of their own lives. Rich in history and adventure, The Touchstone Diary saga will leave you yearning for more. Watch for book III of The Touchstone Diary series.

About the Author

Connie Bickman has been a writer and photographer since she can remember, and notes that she still has the old Brownie camera her parents gave her as a child. Connie’s passion for travel has brought her to over 40, mostly third world, countries. She packed along her journals and camera as these photojournalist-based travels brought her to far corners of the earth in search of adventure and the opportunity to document native cultures, the environment, and humanitarian issues. It was through these journeys that she realized misconceptions she had about the foundation of organized religion and how oftentimes people in other countries and cultures had much different perspectives on not only Christianity and conflicting biblical translations, but also on the original concept of the Christ story itself. This began years of research and scrutiny to satisfy her own uncertainties, which brought her to disclose her findings in “The Touchstone Diary,” a “fiction-based-on-historical-events” series. Writing and photography are in her blood, referring to 15 years of owning a portrait studio, and a 30+ year newspaper career. This includes an eleven year period where she was the co-owner/publisher/editor of Turtle River Press, a publication of spiritual and creative energy. Connie has been published internationally in books and magazines, and has won regional and international awards for her photography and writing. Her book, “Tribe of Women” (republished by New World Library) received a Jeanette Fair Tau State Minnesota Women’s Writer Award. Mother of three daughters, six grandgirls and one great-grandgirl, Connie currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.