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CJS Hayward
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Orthodox Christian author Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward is a recovering geek. He holds master's degrees bridging math and computer science (UIUC) and philosophy and theology (Cambridge), and is considered to be in the profoundly gifted range. His most popular work as an author is Doxology, and he is presently learning Russian.
Orthodox Christian author Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward is a recovering geek. He holds master's degrees bridging math and computer science (UIUC) and philosophy and theology (Cambridge), and is considered to be in the profoundly gifted range. His most popular work as an author is Doxology, and he is presently learning Russian.

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The newest revision of "Profoundly Gifted Survival Guide" is now live at https://amzn.to/2KioRui. The description on Amazon . The real opening to the work is a transcript of the lecture "A Shark in an Inflatable Wading Pool," given before a much-loved Toastmasters Club, online and with better audio at https://cjshayward.com/shark/.

I invite you to check it out!
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I've released a revised and heavily expanded version of my top-selling "Profoundly Gifted Survival Guide," which now includes a section chock full of local color. I invite you to read it at, https://tinyurl.com/ProfoundlyGiftedSurvivalGuide. (Please RS!)

#profoundlygifted #gifted #education #SpecialEd
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I saw a positive sign today: "The Best of Jonathan's Corner" (https://amzn.to/2qKK0oO) is my flagship, and it is often being purchased with "The Seraphinians: 'Blessed Seraphim Rose' and His Axe-Wielding Western Converts", which has eight out of nine live* reviews at a forceful one star. (We're talking major irritation among the people critiqued.) I'm glad that with the reviews it has, people are still buying it.

Why the asterisk by "live"? Let me quote something I just added to my new and improved books page at https://cjshayward.com/books:

(Warning: this book has received at least two five-star reviews that have gone live Amazon and then vanished without a trace. Please do not feel hurt, or offended, if you post a meaningful, positive review and it gets censored. If that happens and you email it to me, I may post it under the "editorial reviews" section.)

If you'd like to help me out, rather than money for now, why not visit https://cjshayward.com/books/, download one of my titles for free, and post a review on Amazon?

Many thanks in our risen Christ,
Christos
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I posted "The Cup Is Full" today, at https://CJSHayward.com/full . It is a work of #Orthodox #Christian #mystical #theology, about what is empty and lacking in #magic, #occult #spirituality, etc. It is posted in honor of St. Mary of Egypt, the repentant sinner celebrated today.
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A conservative slams Westboro with a parody URL: check it out at https://www.ebay.com/itm/302681038502 Please RS!
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I have met a detour.

I am at the hospital now. I have high hopes that longstanding issues with substandard treatment will be resolved.

I am happily releasing a poem I had meant to post later:

“A Professional Curiosity to a Fellow Poet”,
https://cjshayward.com/professional-courtesy/

Out of the pitch black of my sin and vice,
Chosen only of my own free will,
I thank the God beyond all knowing,
Who transcends his transcendence even,
For my yet still fighting soul.

In the fell clutch of his providence,
I have fought gifts for my good,
Gifts I have dismissed as chance left me,
Bloodied, but more deeply bowed:

Beyond this life of pleasure and pain,
Lie the Gates of Heaven and Hell,
Battered I still make my choice,
Seeking neither to bolt nor bar,
From inside the gates of Hell.
Narrow is the path and strait the gate:

The entrance to Glory beyond,
All trials and tests named in the scroll,
Thy Grace my wounds have bound with salve.

I thank the ranks of men made gods
Who cheer me on to join their choir,
Thou blessest me beyond any fate,
That I could ever know to ask.
Thy Glory is to make me be with Thee Thyself:
The Master of my Fate,
And the Captain of my Soul.

soli deo gloria
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