Withdrawing To A Place of Prayer

Luke 5:16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.   Prayer is a sign of spiritual life.  

Expect to see just as much life in a dead person, as you can see spiritual life in a prayerless person. Your spirituality and your fruit-fulness are always in direct proportion to the reality of your prayers.  One reason for failure is that sometimes some people pray to be seen of men, instead of talking with God.  Jesus’ preaching was always preceded with a time of prayer.  He was constantly surrounded by His disciples or large crowds, with very little time for Himself.  

It became necessary for Jesus to find time to pray. Prayer played a very important part in His life, as well as taking a lot of time and strength out of Him.  You must have a daily time for prayer if you are using Jesus as the example for your life.  Ask the Lord to help you have quality time to devote to prayer each day.

Horrific Deception, Dark Things, Thought-provoking

This is a unique read exposing some dark truths in the Big Pharma industry while encouraging readers to look to another Healer – Jesus, as their guide for healing. ~ An Untimely Birth by Alison M. Tomlinson sheds light on the corruption in the medical industry and the industry of Big Pharma, helping readers to discover another Healer; His name is Jesus. 

In this fictional novel, a young girl experiences horrific deception. Revealing dark things from the medical world, the author intertwines an unfolding drama weaved together with time travel, deception, and the spiritual roots to modern-medicine trace back to classical Greece. 

It has been said that the root of all evil is the love of money. Big Pharma.  This unforgettable journey reveals the darkness and greed in the medical industry through the character’s journey from crisis to truth, redemption and healing that is found Jesus Christ.

Thought-provoking, and with a multi-dimensional approach, the author unfolds a mysterious sinister plot in an unlikely way (that will help readers understand some of the things going on in the medical industry), while addressing other issues such as: forgiveness, faith in Jesus through crisis and truth. Fast-paced, this book offers elements of time travel, unconditional forgiveness in Jesus, faith, and love that will have readers cheering for Beckie.

Beckie has betrayal on many levels at the most inopportune of times. Becky, very pregnant, discovers an awful truth. Her boyfriend has cheated on her with a prostitute, is HIV positive and may have infected Becky and their unborn baby, Daisy. Telling her this awful news while she is sick in the hospital sends Becky on a rampage. Unable to handle the grief, despair and sorrow, she sends her boyfriend Julian out of her life for good.

Preparing for an unwanted cesarean birth, Beckie counts back from 10 and finds herself in another place. Finding herself in a past era in Classical Greece. Filled with intrigue and winding paths, she knows it’s a dream, yet finds reality and discovers some interesting truths and deceptions prevalent in the medical industry. Strange twist and turns of events lead to a further botched time travel effort, as she awakes in year 2067 instead of 2017.

One Of God's Names

Psalm 91:14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.  In Bible times many were given names because of their meanings. Do you know the meaning of the names of God? In one sense the word “God” is a title and not a name. 

God has many names, and it’s an excellent idea for you to make a list of them, learning and memorizing their meanings. One of God’s names is “Jehovah Jirah,” which means “MY PROVIDER.” God wants to stand behind the meaning of His name to be your provider. Don’t think of it as being His responsibility to living up to His name, but start thinking of it as your responsibility to depend on His promise. 

Praise the Lord that He is your provider, and He will supply your every need. He is faithful to fulfill His promise. God receives glory when He supplies the needs of those who depend on Him. 

The Keys To Finding Restoration

I cannot recommend this book enough, in that it gives the Biblical steps to finding restoration in relationships and helps readers take a look at their own heart, inspiring them to look up to God. CBM Christian Book Reviews

New Book Release - The Victim’s Cry: Discovering Hope & Healing Through Forgiveness by Steven D. Griffin is an encouraging book that exposes truth from a Christian perspective to help readers find lasting healing and freedom from past offenses, pain and unforgiveness. As the author presents steps to dealing with past offenses, disappointment and deep bitterness, the author writes from his own journey after separation in his own marriage. Offering Biblical knowledge, and additionally sharing some of the reasons why we suffer in this world, the author writes a concise, yet simple book to discover hope and healing through the power of Christ. 

Full of Scripture and Biblical insights on the issues of forgiveness, heart attitudes and judgments are examined that presents to readers refreshment to the soul, giving them practical solutions to seek after God and His plan for healing. Readers will also learn from the Introduction that the book is a God-birthed book written from someone who has experienced God’s plan of restoration. As the author highlights this statement from the Lord, “I want you to write a book about My plan of rescue for people who have been hurt. 

Many of my people are bound up, and I will use this book to help set them free.” The author offers hope to those who feel like victims. What is quite unique is that he begins with the definition of a victim. As it turns out, we all have been victims at one time or another. With heartfelt compassion, the author’s hope and prayer in reading this book is that individuals will find lasting freedom in Christ and come to an understanding that they are more than conquerors in Christ. 

Divided into 5 Open and Shut Steps to Freedom, such issues as selfishness, bitterness, anger, hatred, judgments address heart attitudes that help readers identify these feelings and emotions, turning to God for help. Once identified through a godly lens, the truth of God’s Word is applied and a renewing of the mind begins, refreshing and cleansing the troubled heart and emotions. 

This is a wonderful book that gives the keys to finding restoration in one’s soul that brings a transformed life, and in turn transformed relationships through forgiveness. Readers will find that broken relationships can be repaired.

Reading this book also produce godly character by presenting to readers a practical application of God’s Word. Freedom will be found if the steps are applied and the person submits to God. Increased intimacy with Christ will also be developed and lasting peace, love and joy will be found as people are set free.

This book comes highly recommended for anyone that needs encouragement, understanding and hope to issues that have caused strife, division and separation within their life.  For those struggling with anger, resentment, depression and unforgiveness, this book will help those individuals release these feelings and find relief. I have to say to the author, “Thank You,” for hearing from God and having the courage to follow through. His testimony of how he clearly heard from God and obeyed is inspiring!

You may get your copy of The Victim’s Cry: Discovering Hope & Healing Through Forgiveness at Amazon or in Kindle. Be sure to visit the author at The Victims Cry or at Facebook.

A Well Balanced Read That Points to the Bible

Book Buzz presents Divorce & Re-marry: Is Man’s Alternative Not God’s Plan by Anthony Onochie Akpati.- God’s plan on the subject of marriage, divorce and re-marriage. CBM Book Reviews ~ 9.9 starrs

With a dual approach, his book addresses God’s original intent for man in marriage and addresses many practical conflict resolutions that offer solutions, roles and accountability to each other and the Word of God.

Adding that the Church today has a divorce rate over 50%, it is clear, Christians are not exempt from facing divorce. Giving the readers a Biblical platform and view, the author lays out a plan that is much different than the world’s. 

The world advocates divorce and re-marrying, even in a repeat fashion. As Christians and children of God, the author mentions that we live in the world, but are not of the world as the Scriptures states. With honesty and integrity, the author helps people understand the causes for divorce and offers real solutions for real problems experienced by real people.

This is a well-balanced read that points to the Bible as the authorative source as to how to live our lives. Divorce is common, but the author warns that this is not the plan of God for married couples. He gives scriptural advice that can help people smooth out such issues as communication, agreement, submission and authority in a marriage, as well as giving a foundational read on the covenant of marriage.

This book comes highly recommended for couples that are in trouble and considering divorce. Pastors and marriage counselors might also consider having this read in their library to offer to clients. His perspective on accountability on each partner is practical and Biblical.

Basic Training for Christians

Created for individual use and within a group setting the author offers classes on Christian Basic Training and encourages all to understand the truth of God’s Word. 

This is a highly recommended read that covers a broad spectrum of the key foundational principles of the Christian faith that enlightens many facets of the Gospel in an easy-to-understand and fascinating read.

Christian Basic Training: The Basic Foundational Principles of the Christian Faith by Craig TFeigh helps new and mature believers alike get back to the basics of their faith. 

“Like fire tests gold and silver, God commands us to test ourselves daily (2 Corinthians 13:5) to be sure that our heart is right with Him and that we can defend and articulate our faith.  Testing our faith is essentially getting back to the basics and building for ourselves a strong foundation.” This is the premise of this foundational book that will build faith, instruct believers in sound Biblical doctrine and provide a keen understanding of God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

As a child of God and a believer in Jesus Christ, one understands that decisions made here upon Earth have an effect on our eternity in heaven. In this book, Craig TFeigh reveals some alarming statistics of Americans polled in regards to their faith. An alarming 66% of the 89% Americans polled are not sure whether they will get to heaven or not. This makes it necessary for Christians to understand the basics of their faith and what the cross did for them.

In addition, the author reveals through scriptural interpretation your identity in Christ. This is a simple way to understand many of the questions you have about the Bible that gives not only firm scriptural truths, but gives a firm foundation to build upon. Whether just coming to Christ, or as a well-seasoned believer, the foundations never change and it almost guaranteed that readers will learn something in this book.

Book Title: Christian Basic Training
Authored by: Craig TFeigh
ISBN # ( to be added )
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10.0 out of 10.0 Stars

Soul Doubt

Soul Doubt
Leo J. Battenhausen, MA, LCSW
ISBN #978-1635750737
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10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Soul Doubt by Leo J. Battenhausen, as an author and psychotherapist, discusses the overwhelming and detrimental impact that depression and suicide are having upon society in the United States. 

Additionally stating  alarming statistics from the World Health Organization (2016) that suicide and depression are presently at an “epidemic high”. The author also adds that the organization’s prediction is that by 2020 depression will be the most diagnosed disease after heart disease. 

These facts, coupled with society’s views and attempts to “cure” depression with various treatments and drugs, bolster our culture that expresses itself as its own God. Selfishness, greed, media, government, and liberalism’s mantra have taken away from family and marriages like we have never seen before in the United States. With this in mind, the author makes an impressive statement – People need God and need to believe in God. With a focus on giving solutions to depression and suicide, intertwined with keen insight, he offers this book to help others recognize and be free in their souls from destructive thoughts and behaviors that are literally killing many.

Giving an overview of healthy parenting and relationships that include marriages, the author explores the human condition and the soul. Offering a laymen’s view of the soul, he explains the doubts we possess in relation to satisfying the deep void within. Despite technical advances in this information age, the author shares that we as humans are not developing as we should and have forgotten who we are. Advocating that parents invest in their children in meaningful ways, to include their parenting skills, he also exposes a spiritual side to the issue of the mind, soul and emotions. Offering readers an understanding of the realm of the soul, a secular worldview is also considered. His position is that we cannot ignore our souls, which is the essence of who we are.

Revealing what really wages war against our souls, will and emotions, the author has written a compassionate book that speaks frankly to believers and non-believers alike, sharing that there is hope and a solution to this soul problem. Well-balanced, informative, encouraging, his insight is an important work tackling the woes that plague our society, but more importantly offers real answers and hope that presents truth. The truth that God is real, and that we all need God, is something that the author will not compromise. Stating in his book description, “Soul Doubt breaks through with solution-focused answers and PROVEN ways to battle depression and suicide.”

Truthfully, this is a much-needed book in today’s society. As a skilled professional, he knows the human condition and speaks of the healing of the soul, mind and spirit. Presenting a wealth of knowledge, the spiritual battle, modern-psychology, the author offers real answers to those who are suffering or know someone who is suffering. This comes as a highly recommended must-read for all parents, married couples raising children, teens, young adults and newly married couples.

Get your copy of Soul Doubt by  Leo J. Battenhausen at Amazon. You may find more information about the author and his books at Author Leo J. Battenhausen.

Christian Reading, Mystery and Suspense

Christian Author Jeff W. Horton highlights the elements of biblical archaeology, romance, mystery and suspense, thrilling readers with this Christian fiction novel. 

With the main element as romance, the author combines Kevin Foster’s love for his deceased wife with thoughts and flash backs of Claire, his soul mate.

Intertwining, a great adventure, Kevin Foster a history professor (as the main character), finds himself completely out of his “comfort zone”. 

Dedicated to a mission to redeem his wife from all the public harassment and slander to her personally and professionally, to a reputation of great honor and integrity, as she deserved. His wife, prior to her death, as a famed Archaeologist, that had been on a lifelong quest to the discovery of a secret gate leading to another place, another world, where the Garden of Eden or Heaven is kept. 

This place was so incredible that one could never find words to describe the colors, the sights and the vibrant life of this other realm known as “Heaven’s Oasis”. It was this discovery that others were desperately trying to steal, and even kill Kevin for. The dangerous race to the finish line to redeem his wife’s work is almost complete.

Full of edge-of-your-seat drama, the author begins by drawing readers into Kevin’s world with an action-packed scene driving through Iraq’s arid desert. Adding to the validity of the novel, many believable discoveries of recent archeological artifacts confirm the reliability of the Bible as an accurate historical document. As well as mentioning the existence of certain key characters in the Bible, such as Pontus Pilate, merely bolstering the truth of the Bible.

Each chapter flows into the next and there are many mysterious happenings as Kevin remembers his beginning in this mission as he was pursued by mercenaries on a vendetta to stop him. Why are they so interested in stopping this grand discovery of a lifetime? 

His travels lead him to the Middle East, namely Iraq, as he continues his wife’s life work.  Filled with nuances, Kevin comes to terms with his grief over his wife and reconciles that all things are possible with God.

Encouraging all believers to trust in God on a deeper level, even throughout grief and difficulties, makes this read an inspiring, intensely written Christian fiction novel. Kevin Foster is the great main character, full of integrity, intelligence and a deep love for his wife that is a tribute to the romantic side of men, reminding married couples of the agape love that should be evident between a couple.

Jeff W. Horton is the author of 8 books, Heaven’s Oasis, New Beginnings, Frontiers, Cyber Sp@ce, The Last Prophet, The Way of Nacor, The Dark Age, and The Great Collapse. After retiring as an Information Technology professional for over twenty-five years, author Jeff W. Horton, focused on fulfilling his lifelong dream as a writer. To date he has written 8 published titles and two screenplays. His work encompasses the genres of Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction, Religious Fantasy and Romance Thrillers.

Title: Heaven’s Oasis
By: Jeff W. Horton
ISBN #978-1629895925
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10.0 out of 10.0

For more information about Heaven’s Oasis and other great books by Jeff, visit The Horton Library. You may order your copy of Heaven’s Oasis at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores.

American Renaissance

Author Stephen A. Flick, Ph.D.
America’s Founding Fathers and the Bible

America’s rich biblical history and Christian heritage. Focusing on the American Revolution and afterwards, the author writes that America was founded on Christian principles and biblical practices that our Founding Fathers instituted, stemming from the formation of our government and the Continental Congress. 

Unwaveringly the author also reveals contrary claims by secularists and irreligionists that America was founded and “arose from the barrenness of secularism,” give way to an intriguing book that gives insight into America’s beginnings, formation as a nation and the underlying Christian legacy of America as a nation.

Divided into three sections: The Continental Congress and the Bible, Three Founding Fathers on the Bible, After the American Revolution, Conclusion: American Renaissance and coupled with three Reading Sections -  Defense of the use of the Bible as a SchoolBook, President of Congress Starts Bible Society & By the Bible or By the Bayonet, the author sheds light on the legacy of freedom, commitment to the Christian faith and the Bible, that helps readers understand and presents a brief glimpse into the motivations and truths from which our Founding Fathers relied upon.

With this perspective in mind, this book also provides viewpoints propagated from American Academia, jurisprudence and other disciplines that seem to ignore the facts. Further giving an overview of the initial thirteen colonies that sparked America’s growth and the first decrees of fasts and thanksgivings originally declared, coupled with the ensuing American Revolution, the author shows that America is a country that is nationally based upon the Bible. As the author states,Rather, both private and public writings overwhelmingly demonstrate that America's Founding Fathers intended and did establish American government upon biblical principles and practices.”

This simple, yet historically accurate read comes highly recommended to all Americans, Patriots, Christians, college students and to the general public that serves as a reminder to get back to the foundational principles our country was founded on. Knowing your heritage and history is important and this book presents a keen understanding of “how” our great nation came to be. Concise and to the point, factual information presents and relates the importance of the Christian faith and the Bible in America.  History’s past can be confusing, yet this book is one of those books every American should read, know and understand. It is our privilege, duty and honor to take a stand for what was so costly – our freedom.

You may get your copy of America’s Founding Fathers and the Bible at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores. Visit Christian Heritage Fellowship for further information and some amazing ministry. A CBM Book Review - 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Worry Is A Peace Stealer

Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.  

Worry is the art of continuing to feel anxious or uneasy. It is one of the main thoughts with which Satan will try to fill your mind. The aim of the spirit of worry is to try to place a vivid picture in your mind, and make you feel that you are in a hopeless situation. 

This was the picture he “painted” in the mind of Job, see Job 7:1-6. Job’s thought of a lack of hope caused him to worry, and many Christians fall into the same trap. They do not realize that God is ready to help them in any time of need. 

They allow the enemy to constantly tempt them, not real­izing that Satan’s final goal is to persuade the person to stop serving the Lord. People will do this because they feel that God has not met their needs.  Psalm 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.