Amanda Wells’ book, “There Shall Be No Poor Among You” contains plagiarism

Yes, you read that correctly. There is plagiarism contained in Amanda’s Wells’ book, “There Shall Be No Poor Among You.”

We shall continue to add to this exhibit as we find more plagiarized material in this book. We’ve found this so far just by googling paragraphs.

When you go to Amazon.com and click on the book you may read the first couple of pages of Amanda Wells’ book.

ARTICLE 1 In this section you will first see a screenshot from Amanda Well’s book, followed by Amanda Wells’ “writing” highlighted in RED. Beneath her writing is a screenshot from where the actual writing came from, followed by the original author’s writing also highlighted in RED. This is to help the reader see how much of the original source Amanda Wells stole to create her book. 

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Amanda Wells writes on page 10: 

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe, by the 16th century, its influence was felt in all aspects of society: literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, and religion.”

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Wikipedia writes:

“The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry.”

Reference: Wikipedia, Overview, en.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance, Last modified 27/12/2016 ? (Accessed 19/12/2016.) 



ARTICLE 2
 In this section you will first see a screenshot from Amanda Well’s book, followed by Amanda Wells’ “writing” highlighted in RED. Beneath her writing is a screenshot from where the actual writing came from, followed by the original author’s writing also highlighted in RED. This is to help the reader see how much of the original source Amanda Wells stole to create her book. 

15417838_10211571481185444_619083329_oAmanda Wells’ writes:

“The Patristic era is a vital point in the history of Christianity since it contextualizes the early Christian information and describes the cohesion between Judaism and Christianity. This period was from the time of the death of the last Apostle, John, to the beginning of the Middle Ages, roughly AD 100 to AD 450.”

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Dr. C. Matthew McMahon writes:

“The Patristic Period is a vital point in the history of Christianity since it contexturalizes the early Christian information from the time of the death of the last Apostle (John) (which runs roughly between 100 A.D. to the Middle Ages (451 A.D. and the council of Chalcedon). It describes the cohesion between Judaism and Christianity and various theological points being sorted out.”

Reference: Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, Introduction to Historical Theology – The Patristic Period (c. 100-450), apuritansmind.com, http://www.apuritansmind.com/historical-theology/introduction-to-historical-theology-the-patristic-period-c-100-450/, Published ? (Accessed 19/12/2016.) 


ARTICLE 3 In this section you will first see a photo from Amanda Well’s book, followed by Amanda Wells’ “writing” highlighted in RED. Beneath her writing is a screenshot from where the actual writing came from, followed by the original author’s writing also highlighted in RED. This is to help the reader see how much of the original source Amanda Wells stole to create her book.

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Wells writes on Page 108:

“One thing to always remember is that, ‘thoughts and feelings drive behavior.’ So feelings that fire together wire together. What this mean is when two neurons in our brain fire at the same time repeatedly (or when one fires, causing the other to fire) chemical changes occur in both, so that the two tend to connect more strongly (Jan M. Broekman, 2008). What this means in practical terms is that each time you repeat a particular thought or action, you strengthen the connection between a set of brain cells or neurons. For example if I start to think of an offense, it will usually trigger off other emotions, for example, failure, hurt, or lack of self-esteem. The way to change this is meditation, or as Paul put it, ‘to think on other things.’ Even God told Joshua to meditate day and night on His promises.’ As the brain changes the mind changes and vice versa, as the mind changes the brain changes. This means that you can use your conscious mind to make lasting changes to your brain to bring about greater well-being and happiness in your life.”

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David Schouela writes:

Increasingly we are hearing in the popular press the axiom “neurons that fire together, wire together”. In 1949 Canadian behavioral psychologist Donald Hebb proposed that learning linked neurons in new ways. He proposed that when two neurons fire at the same time repeatedly (or when one fires, causing the other to fire) chemical changes occur in both, so that the two tend to connect more strongly. Hebb’s concept was neatly summarizerd by neuro-scientist Carla Shatz: Neurons that fire together, wire together.” (from Norman Doidge’s book “The Brain that Changes Itself”)

What this means in practical terms is that each time you repeat a particular thought or action, you strengthen the connection between a set of brain cells or neurons. As neuroscience expert and psychologist Dr. Rick Hanson says, “the mind and the brain are a unified system. As the brain changes, the mind changes. As the mind changes, the brain changes. This means that you can use your conscious mind to make lasting changes to your brain to bring about greater well-being and happiness in your life.”

Source: David Schouela, Right Mind Programs, https://rightmindprograms.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/neurons-that-wire-together-fire-together/(Accessed 24/01/2017, Published 22/03/2010)

 

 

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