Turning Our Burdens Into Joy

A Family Guide to Joy
(in All Circumstances)
Travis L. Zimmerman
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0+ stars

A Family Guide to Joy by Travis L. Zimmerman is a fun and interactive guide written for families, individuals, small groups Bible studies and challenge-seekers, helping all to find joy in All circumstances.

Sound biblical teaching set forth a quick read that reveals a discovery process to joy in following Jesus’ example. Each chapter offers study questions that include a step-by-step teaching, as readers are given a deeper understanding of the process of the Christian walk into increased faith that results in finding joy. 

This guide specifically presents Jesus as our example. The author states, “In essence, Jesus teaches us how to turn our burdens into joy.” Written to help Christians grasp a higher understanding of the walk as a disciple of Christ, this easy guide addresses finding joy in all of life’s journeys.

Further stating that, “We often all experience our share of good times and bad times- often concurrently.” Each chapter addresses Jesus’ roadmap to joy in each circumstance of life. This book encourages readers to view their circumstances through the lens of Scripture, giving a brand-new perspective to challenges and trials. Key Scripture teaches the premise of James 1:2-3 to, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

With a Free App, families, friends and co-workers can connect to each other in a new interactive way, introducing a 12-Step Challenge of Joy. This is a signed declaration helping readers to take a journey to joy in their own life.

A Family Guide to Joy is a refreshing and fun way to discovering joy as you connect with Jesus and one another! The author has designed a uniquely practical guide to help you on your own journey to finding joy through all life’s challenges.

This book comes highly recommended as a fun, yet biblical teaching, keeping Jesus as the focus along with the Word of God as a solid foundation! 

Find out more about Travis L. Zimmerman, his ministry and his books, visit A Faithful Dad.

A Inspirational Must Read Book

Book Buzz presents Sifting Through the Sand by Anela Lani. A collection of poetic musings, thoughts, emotions, and stances combining life experiences of the writer in a poetic collection, revealing a spiritual journey. Inspiring, beautiful, touching, thoughtful and cleansing can only describe some of her poems. I truly enjoyed reading her book.

Divided in two sections: Shifting Sands and Salt and Light, one will see a transformation from someone searching for inner peace, joy and happiness from a worldview, to one who has found God, and His peace, joy and light.

The division is visible, and the latter writings reflect a woman who went from striving, to rest, discovering her journey and herself. These collections are meant to inspire and reflect the beauty of the inner journey of finding meaning and purpose in life, as well as speaking on a variety of different themes and subjects.

The author has included a quote for A.W. Tozer that encompasses her search for “truth” and believes that most human beings have a desire to find home, belonging and purpose in their lives. From this truth, she has written poems that will uplift and encourage, that, at some point, readers will identify with the commonality expressed in some or many of the short poems.

Sifting Through the Sand is a delightful and insightful journey into literature for the novice or the mature reader alike. And also comes highly recommended read as an inspirational book that reflects beauty in all things and a book that will also make a wonderful gift for family and friends. Be sure to pick up an extra copy as a blessing for someone else.

You may order your copy of Sifting Through the Sand at Amazon
For more information about the author and her book visit: Observish

Book Title: Sifting Through the Sand
Authored By: Anela Lani
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Matthew 7:13 -14

New Book Release - Finding Heaven by Dr. Edward Mrkvicka, Jr., D.D. (h.c.) with Kelly Mrkvicka Bihlmaier speaks about finding the meaning of life and discusses the pathway to heaven. A CBM Book Review 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Beginning with Matthew 7:13-14 stating, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 

Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” This book is about one’s belief system in God. With Biblical integrity, coupled with wisdom and common sense, the author truthfully states that your choices on Earth will affect your eternity. Intriguing, and filled with Scripture that explain the purpose of life on Earth, this book gives a road map to finding God and knowing God, finding salvation, obeying God and discovering true purpose in life through the knowledge of God and His Word.

The book is further dedicated to those that would believe that (as stated by the author), “The deception of Satan tells us that all we need to do to be with Christ for eternity is believe.” In that statement, he addresses, what is sometimes called “cheap grace.” This is where one believes not in repentance, but the forgiveness of sins without a turning away from sin, known as true repentance from the heart. Further discussing other beliefs such as non-belief, as in Atheism, and other beliefs about God that include such theories as “The Big Bang Theory”, the authors sequentially address all of the roads that one may “think” leads them to God and to heaven.

The authors further address the issue of hope and the “looking for love in all the wrong places,” as the old saying goes and gives readers a choice with thought-provoking analysis, what are you searching for knowing that when you die you can’t take anything with you? Material wealth is of no consequence after one dies, thus one path leads to life (salvation and eternity in heaven); and the other path is broad, leading many to an untimely and destructive end. The broad path is deceiving, in such Edward Mrkvicka addresses the heart and mind attitudes that may lead one on that path. With such chapters as: Getting to Know the One Who Knows You the Best, Salvation 101, Obedience: The Lynchpin of our Faith, Jesus is Not Merely Your Savior, the author helps readers discover a relationship, not a religion.

Stating their case for God throughout (i.e. creation), readers are offered knowledge of Who God is according to the “God of the Bible,” not what they may want God to be in their mind. Then the book gives readers an understanding of salvation and why it is so important to be saved. Everyone wants to go to heaven and the reality is that not everyone will go. His book is written to inform, exhort, instruct, encourage and to inspire those that would choose this temporal world over the truth of the God of creation, Who sent His only Son to save all for those who would believe. (Paraphrased John 3:16)

This is an excellent book for those that don’t understand their purpose in life, need hope (and those that perhaps don’t believe in God), and for those who seek answers.

Finding Heaven comes highly recommended as one of those reads that will make a true impact on those who are in deception, being either deceived by the world or their own rebellion, and speaks of the magnificent light in the truth of Jesus’ salvation and knowledge of the Word.

You may get your copy of Finding Heaven at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

Highly Recommended For Every Person, Believer Or Not, To Review And Consider

Influential, powerful and most importantly Biblical, this book is full of wisdom for these Last Days to becoming a pure and spotless Bride that Jesus is returning for.

An Encouraging and Uplifting Leadership Manual

The Eyes of Leadership by experienced management consultant Keith Garner is a nonfiction leadership book written to help experienced leaders, developing leaders, and aspiring leaders lead their teams with experience and wisdom. 

Book Buzz Presents False Impressions

Author Sherry Crandell

False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties by Sherry Crandell is a Christian fiction novel filled with mystery, temptation, and unexpected endings with love that shatters false impressions. In this opposites attract novel, the author takes readers on a journey, capturing the life of Tabitha, “TJ” Jennings.

TJ has fled to Texas to take another job; she left home escaping heartbreak after a break-up with her then fiancĂ©.  Encountering what she does not expect, she comes to find out that her new job is something she would have never imagined. Learning that she is now employed by the infamous Michelli Mob family, her life is not what she though it would be. Playing tiptoe and fighting an irresistible attraction to the grandson of the Michelli family (Dominic), her thoughts and mind are centered on just getting through, until she can quietly leave.

Set in modern day Texas, this book speaks of unexpected circumstances that surround TJ and her group of friends. Revealing surprising similarities in individuals despite false impressions, this book is a page-turner and fast-paced read as the author walks out TJ through her ordeal with Dominic, the Michelli family and what to do.

Testing the waters, TJ is tempted, but knows better to involve herself with someone who not only is a non-believer, but a actual real-life mobster. 

This story focuses on a wonderful love story at the end with Jesus’ redemptive plan at the center. Readers will be pleasantly surprised. Refreshing, this story instills the great love God has for all those who are lonely, tired and looking to belong.


Title: False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties Book 1
Author Sherry Crandell
ISBN#9781545619209
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

What Are Heaven's Requirements To Enter

This is a stern warning against complacency perpetuated by wrong doctrine. In this book, the author presents fundamental teachings that will help one discern the Kingdom of God, and what is required to enter.

Digging deep into Scripture, the author journeys, records and comments through a resounding amount of teachings and scripture verses, offering an overview of the main elements of salvation and the Kingdom of God. Sound Biblical doctrine remains the focus to include the parables of Jesus. 

Developed through much study, one would do well to read this book and discern for themselves and ask, Are they going to Heaven or have they been deceived either by self, the world or both?

With discernment and insight, this book has 64 chapters explaining who goes to hell with many other teachings explaining the temporal and the eternal. While that may sound daunting, the book is laid out well, giving each chapter its own subject title. 

Making each subject easily understandable, the reader will understand what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, understand Who Jesus is and why we need to be re-born into the Kingdom of God, understand who goes to hell, and so much more, while offering fresh revelation, insight and inspiration into our inheritance as believers in Christ. One will come away knowing the paradigm of the two co-existing realities: the Kingdom of God in Heaven and on the Earth. Additionally, both the New and Old Covenant teachings are also included within the book, which gives readers a firm grasp of the curse of death that Adam brought and the new life Jesus offers through His death on the cross.

This book is a Last Days’ warning to the Church. Stating that the return of Jesus is near, the author asks a poignant question, “Will Jesus be coming for you? Or, will you hear him say, ‘Depart from Me. I never knew you.’ ”

Title: Who Goes to Hell: The Lie Christians Believe
By: Rick Hamlet
A CBM Book Review
10.0+ out of 10.0 stars

Highly Recommended For Every Person, Believer Or Not, To Review And Consider ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews. 

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Influential, powerful and most importantly Biblical, this book is full of wisdom for these Last Days to becoming a pure and spotless Bride that Jesus is returning for.

This is a highly recommended read for every Christian, unbeliever and skeptic. Get your copy of Who Goes to Hell: The Lie Christians Believe as a download in Kindle.

Never Give Up - Finding Christ Through the Chaos

CBM Christian Book Review - Finding Christ Through the Chaos: A Mother’s Walk with Christ, Caring for Her Special Needs Child Son that Couldn’t by Gina Insinna Rice is her life story from childhood, giving birth to a son born with cerebral palsy and finding Christ through it all. Her life’s unexpected twists and turns reveal an intimate walk with God and the discovery of His presence through a series of encounters. 

Her story is unique as she describes the chapters of her family’s lives through a whirlwind of events. Her story is amazing, heartwarming, and touching. Readers will laugh and cry but will also be greatly encouraged by her constant faith in God, as she candidly shares memorable moments and reveals a sense of humor all the way through.The theme that resonates throughout her testimony is that Gina simply never gave up. 

At the age of twenty-one, caring for a special needs child brought her joy, tears and a perseverance not from this world, but that came from God as He gave her strength for the journey. Both Gina and her husband also remain a “statistic” in her community (parents with special needs children that remain married), giving all the glory to God.

Gina has written her testimony to share with others God’s faithfulness and to encourage caregivers of special needs children. Surely, her book is a testament to faith in God no matter the circumstance, that gives triumph to a mother’s unending love (and father’s), unfolding a true love story of triumph, loyalty, the bonds of family and God that are unbreakable. Throughout she expresses her love to God and to others, revealing a simple walk of trusting in Him one day at a time.  

Title: Finding Christ Through the Chaos: 
A Mother’s Walk with Christ, Caring for Her Special Needs Child Son that Couldn’t
By: Gina Insinna Rice
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Inspiring and uplifting, this book is memorable and comes highly recommended for all that may be suffering, or for those who may be caring for a sick child or parent. 

Get your copy of Finding Christ Through the Chaos at Amazon and in Kindle as a download.

The Little Boy With The Questions

This is a wonderful story to share with children to make them think about our world, and help them understand that God created all things. Beautifully written ...

The First Seed by David Witman is a colorful and beautifully illustrated children’s book depicting an old oak tree (as modern academia) and a little boy who have an interesting conversation. The little boy is able to look up to this big oak tree and ask, “Where did you come from and how did you get to be so big?” The old oak tree answers cordially, and has the same answer back to the boy every time with the exception of different seeds the tree came from. Question after question, the little boy asks and asks, until he finds out where the original seed came from.

With a series of answers, the last question that the little boy asks cannot be answered. Parents can answer for the book to dispel naturalistic views and introduce that the first seed came from a eternal being, namely God, who created the very first seed by intelligent design.

Helping children recognize the systematic problem with “conjecture,” this book makes children think. Pointing children to God as the Creator of everything contained in the Universe, the author dispels evolution (and naturalistic views) brought forth by Academia’s as the ultimate and true fact.

With wit and a curious little boy, the author teaches children that we didn’t just “magically evolve” from one thing into the next thing as our science books are teaching our children as fact. The author has given children just enough knowledge of plant life and DNA to help them understand God and Science, and that God created all DNA and plants. You may get your copy of The First Seed at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

The First Seed
David Witman 
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

An Amazing, Informative Read

Set Apart: By Love, For Love and to Love by George Amponsem “Knowing and living your Identity and Destiny in Life.”

The author has written a poignant book that helps Christians and non-Christians alike understanding God, as love, the Father, and our relationship to God. He also teaches sound Biblical doctrine by helping those who do not understand grace, the separation that occurred, the curse and Jesus’ redemptive plan for all of humanity. He delves into deep areas of God, your identity, the value of putting hope in Jesus as the only hope in the world through a series of chapters that increase Biblical knowledge while giving understanding of the great love and grace God has for all mankind.

Reminding all Christians of their heritage in the Lord, this is one of those books that you will want to spend time on and absorb. The author speaks from encounters with the Holy Spirit as he learned about such important subjects, i.e. the love of God, the character of God, salvation to eternity and uses the Bible as a stepping-stone for each lesson. Birthed from a difficult time in his life, he wrote this book to give hope and perspective to others that are suffering. This book is real, justified by sound doctrine and truthfully gives answers to questions we all ask: “Why am I here on Earth?” and “Now that I am saved, what should I be doing.” He points the only way to truly live life in a meaningful and abundant way. That way is through the power of a living God, who desires relationship not a religion made by men. Therefore, the love of God is the central theme of the book, coupled by explanations, commentary, scriptural interpretation of sound doctrine with integrity and wisdom.

His book explains how the Earth began, how sin entered, the fall of Adam, the separation of mankind from God, Noah, Abraham, Covenant with Abraham, sacrifice, Jesus as the final sacrifice, the Law, love and grace, the cross, sin, salvation, eternity, sonship, and so much more.

A highly recommended read for all those who believe. This book also comes highly recommended for those who wonder about our purpose, our destiny on Earth, God, His love and mercy and grace, and where they are in this uncertain world. This is a book that explains it all from Genesis to Revelation: His love is what we are saved by and His love is what we all seek to obtain. Love is the common bond we all share in humanity and with God.

An amazing, informative read!

Title: Set Apart: By Love, For Love and to Love
By: George Amponsem
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Get your copy of Set Apart: By Love, For Love and to Love at Amazon
or in Kindle as a download.