New Book by Jolomark Retunah: ‘What’s in a name?’

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‘The Half Have Never Been Told’ delves into name origins, posits theory on names, destinies

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Author Luby Martin, writing under the penname Jolomark Retunah, believes a person’s name can shape his or her destiny. In his new book, “The Half Have Never Been Told” (published by AuthorHouse), he explains his theories and points to historical examples of name coincidences, oddities and parallels.

Retunah looks to the Bible and American history to show how names have played a role in deciding American’s future. He discusses strange coincidence like the many parallels between Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy’s lives and presidencies 100 years apart. He says many journalist and authors have written about these parallels, but he adds that unlike himself (with his gift after a religious experience), he explains why these coincidences exist.

“The Half Have Never Been Told” also describes the religious experiences Retunah says he had throughout his lifetime. Those experiences, he says, shaped his religious beliefs and led him to the conclusions he makes in his book.

The book also offers Retunah’s perspective on same-sex marriage. He aims to provide a fresh perspective on the subject that he hopes readers on both sides of the issue will find thought provoking. Through his book, Retunah hopes to show readers that a name is much more than just a tool of distinction.

An excerpt from “The Half Have Never Been Told”:

“With that being said, are the names Steve Reeves, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Keanu Reeves familiar to you? They’re not related, but they all are actors who played super-human roles.”

“The Half Have Never Been Told”
By Jolomark Retunah
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781481711791
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781481711807
E-Book | 376 pages | ISBN 9781481711784
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Luby Martin, writing under the penname Jolomark Retunah, grew up in a religious environment on the family farm. He graduated in 1975 from NCCU in Durham, North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree. After a Baptism in a Holiness Church in 1977, this book, “The Half Have Never Been Told,” began to unfold. However, he worked for most of his career as a car salesman. He currently lives and writes in Mt. Olive, North Carolina.

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