Christian Author Simon Thiessen's Back to Eden

Back to Eden: A Biblical Perspective on Wealth and Poverty
Dr. Simon Thiessen

Back to Eden: A Biblical Perspective on Wealth and Poverty by Dr. Simon Thiessen gives readers an insightful and thought-provoking book that offers a systematic Biblical approach to the issues of wealth and poverty. With several key concepts, the author speaks broadly of the evangelical movement that divides into two basic groups:  one group stresses the personal relationship with Jesus Christ while ignoring their social responsibilities to the poor and the other that stresses both a personal relationship with the Lord that encourages, “a practical evidence of their faith as expressed in our responsible stewardship of our entire life.” (p.xi) 

Beginning from Creation to the Fall of man, the author takes readers on a discovery through the Bible from Old and New Testament text that reveals a fascinating understanding of Scripture when it comes to becoming prosperous, what it means to live life abundantly and God’s structure of wealth. 

As the author states, “Our purpose is to arrive at a perspective about wealth and poverty which is in accordance with scriptural teaching.” (p.xii)

Within this, and by combining academic research, Christian theology and the varying facets of human nature, the world, sin and righteousness, the author shed lights on what the Church’s social responsibilities to the poor are from a Biblical viewpoint, thus answering key questions that come to mind regarding wealth and possessions. Mentioning that God has given us spiritual and natural laws that govern the universe, the author helps readers also understand fundamentals that qualify Christians to partake of the goodness of God that involves a firm commitment to covenant that must be observed. The book also reveals the dangers of wealth, and what it means to truly prosper.

Such chapters as: The Creation – Fall Events, The Concept of Possession and Poverty Invaded by Creation and Fall Event, The Sinai – Covenant Event, Wealth and Poverty in the Old Testament, New Testament Wealth and Poverty, Living in Truth – Sanctification, Christ and the Rich, The Teachings of Paul and Soteriological Implications. These chapters further reveal Biblical truths in such a way that one will be forever enriched, offering a balanced scriptural mindset when it comes to wealth, poverty and the worship of the Lord.

This is a must-read for the entire Body of Christ to be made aware of truths that are within the Word of God.  With the modern prevalence of the prosperity Gospel and for the person that has questions (in regards to wealth, materialism, money, possessions, and how they relate to eternity), this book comes highly recommended. 

Well-written and concise, the transparency of this book will no doubt bring deep conviction while reminding Christians of the importance of stewardship with their possessions, time and influence. *Note: Our privilege in the service of God is not to be taken for granted -- this book brings enlightenment, education and inspiration to those who desire a true and firm commitment to the Lord.

ISBN #978-1-4602-8484-1 (Paperback)
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The Healing Power of God’s Tangible Presence

A Return to Meadow Wood is a testament to the healing power of God’s tangible presence and that God’s grace is a factor to healing, one that will bring lasting hope to all.

Sam Rawlins, being a retired Veteran himself, originally sought to honor all who serve in our military with their sweat, blood and tears. Coming from the turbulent 60’s Vietnam Era, he witnessed firsthand the trauma and the destructive effects of PTSD during his service as a medical specialist in Southeast Asia. 

His life experiences have shaped this novel as he has also witnessed the devastating destruction of living in Oklahoma and Missouri, known as “Tornado Alley.” His inspiration to write this novel was to inspire others in a positive, uplifting and life-changing way and to help others develop a deeper relationship with the Lord. In his many years of life experience (70 and still counting), he knows full well the value of hard work, believing in God, believing in your God-given destiny and encourages all to find their purpose and calling in life. 

The Author will be doing a book signing in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 22nd from 2-4 PM at the Barnes and Noble store located at 5231 E. 41st. 


Christian Author Press Release

A Novel of Hope and Inspiration to our Military and All Readers!

Southwest, United States – Christian author Sam Rawlins releases, A Return to Meadow Woodan inspirational novel shedding light on God’s saving grace that can bring healing and wholeness to Veteran’s who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Jack Holden is a returning Veteran who’s in need of deep emotional healing. Suffering from PTSD, his thought life has taken him down a road he dare not travel. With a suicidal thoughts and feelings of hopelessness, he sets out on a cross-country bus ride to come to terms with a promise he made to a dying friend. This is a powerful book and a deeply touching story of divine intervention arranged by God through a strange old man named “Doc” and an unforgettable encounter with the presence of God that becomes moving spiritual experience catapulting Jack Holden into love and faith in God, something he never thought possible.

“Impacting the world with something positive and uplifting through my writing is part of my spiritual walk through life.” – Sam Rawlins

Christian Author RW Hahn

Christian Author, actor, director, and an award-winning screenwriter RW Hahn releases Gideon - Only Believe 

RW Hahn was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He grew up in the inner-city and went to Miami Edison Sr. He graduated from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film with a Bachelor of Science degree. RW is an actor, director, and an award-winning screenwriter, as well.

You may also visit RW Hahn at The Gideon NovelGet your copy of Gideon at Amazon, or as a download in Kindle.

To Give Or Not To Give, The Christian Question

John 12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.   

God expects you to start planting seed above the “rent” if you want to receive a harvest. Often Christians resemble “squatters” by the way they treat the Lord. They refuse to pay “rent” for all of His blessings, then wonder why they have problems. 

The tithe or “rent” is not to be used to meet your personal obligations. Your offerings are not “seed” if you expect personal recognition or gain, they must become useless or dead, releasing all personal claim to the giver. 

Some have stopped giving because they have felt that the Pastor or Church Board was acting irresponsibly. This can be changed by prayer, but is not an excuse for you to stop obeying the Lord in your giving. When you freely give to God, He freely blesses you. 

Available In Bulk, Wordless Books for Children

Another great children's evangelism tool. First used by Charles Spurgeon in 1866, the Wordless Book has become a very popular tool used all over the world to present the gospel to children. 

This book of colored pages is not only extremely easy to use, it’s also very effective in communicating the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

Such colors as, gold, dark, red, clean, green with each color having a special meaning to them.

Order your copies of the Wordless Book and share the love of God with the children of the world.

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What Lurks Inside

In those deep places, what lurks within.

Overwhelmed by the consequences of a broken world, we look for someone or something to blame, while the real enemy lurks inside. We are all victims of a fierce battle that wages within our hearts.   Could it be that we’ve lost our true identity in Jesus, only to find ourselves in a state of spiritual isolation? 

In The Enemy Inside, Author Bill Balbach takes an aerial shot of David and Saul’s journey, providing an intuitive glimpse into the inner difficulties we all face as we try to free ourselves from selfish ambition and to give the full authority of our lives to Jesus. It’s time for us to be honest with the enemy that lurks within us all --- sin ---as we let go of our self-will and embrace God’s powerful will through Jesus. - A must read! -You may get your copy of The Enemy Inside at Amazon in Kindle

Without A Country Or Place To Call Home

She Had No Country, No Place To Call Home - Oxana Eliahu shares her incredible autobiography in her book, The Destination. With dreams of making it to America to find wealth and success, her story is captivating. Born in Leningrad, Russia (now Saint Petersburg), Oxana was a Russian born Jew. Confused about her identity as a Jew, Oxana at one time became a devout Communist, which was the expected norm within Russia. Growing up in a Communist country, as the reader will experience, was not a walk in the park. Some days they had to wait in long lines for hours just to get a few bananas, some berries and some decent clothes. In regards to the subject of religion, Oxana was brought up in a secular atmosphere where there was no talk of God in her household. 

Believing in evolution, her opinion was that people who trusted in God were primitive. Her only exposure to God was through old books and pictures she saw in museums. God in His sovereignty reveals His unending love for Oxana and that becomes an unforgettable journey of redemption to her God-given destiny.

Then in the 80’s Jews were beginning to be released from Russia. She found herself in Italy as a refugee, seeking a country, but no country would have her. Russia considered her a traitor and Italy would not allow her to work or gain citizenship. Her Visa to America was denied and she found herself hopelessly lost with not enough money to survive. 

Her story is incredible, filled with anticipation, as she describes her experiences, the persecution, her resolve through the doubt and the heartbreak to The Destination, and how she was once a Russian citizen, a Jew, now without a country or place to call “home.”

Throughout her powerful testimony, the miracles of God become evident, as she discovers Yeshua (Jesus) and begins to find faith through Him. Her story does not end there. God led Oxana to Canada, and then to Israel, and finally to America where she now shares her faith that represents a loving God to readers as He guided her into her purpose as a worship singer and songwriter.

This book comes highly recommended as one of those rare gems that allows readers to look into the lens of history’s past that encompass the great plans of the Almighty weaved in a tapestry of true-life overcoming, that just makes you want to shout for joy!  

Oxana’s narrative of her story will overwhelm you and encourage you with the presentation of the goodness of God. As you will see, Oxana’s story is a triumphant one!

You may get your copy of The Destination at Amazon and in Kindle
Be sure to visit the author at Oxana's Site 

The Destination
Oxana Eliahu
ISBN #978-069279449
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Children and Youth Ministry Animated Tracts

The Gospel Message ~ Alvin Gan demonstrates the Gospel and the way to salvation in a fascinating and fun John 3:16 Animated children’s tract. With the use of the famous verse in the Bible (John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. NCV) and an incredibly fun and innovative way to keep a child’s attention, the author has developed John 3:16 to share the Good News through the use of moving animation. This children’s tract shares the Gospel message in a way that will impact children. 

Basing his motivation on Jesus’ statement, “Let the little children come,” this author has created products (see his website below) that will not only bless, but teach the way to salvation in Jesus Christ. Children can win family and friends to Christ through the amazing fun animation. These little children’s tracts have the potential to be life-changing!

With a creative talent and focusing on the joy, salvation, and eternal life offered through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the author teaches the basics of the Gospel and has created a website that encompass such products as: animated tracts, pop-up tracts, greatest gift sticker story, wordless tracts, pumpkin shaped candy tracts for Halloween time, Easter egg shaped candy tracts for Easter time, The True Story of Christmas and a tract developed for sharing the Gospel to older children in a contemporary grungy style, with the John 3:16 verse available in English, Spanish and Chinese. 

These products are also available in a larger size and all materials are available in bundle amounts.  This is an innovative and powerful evangelism tool to teach the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life to children. 

Highly recommended for children and youth ministries to purchase as a way of sending kid’s on evangelism trips and to use within a vacation Bible School this summer.  All products include free-shipping around the world and a 100% money back guarantee.



Alvin Gan
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars

Finding Your Kingdom Destiny

Practical Biblical wisdom and understanding to help readers focus on their Kingdom destiny and win the race!

Focus: Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision is for every mature Christian that seeks to do the will of God and hear, “Well done my true and faithful servant.” In this unique, powerful and eye-opening book, author, founder and president of The River Ministries speaks truth to readers and builds up the Body of Christ through identifying the distractions in one’s life that disarm individuals from finding God’s plan and purpose for their lives. Satan is a master deceiver. For one to wage war and see clearly with spiritual vision, one must know the tactics of his or her enemy.

Readers will discover in an easy-to-read format which such topics as:

  • Understand the top ten distractions that hinder an individual’s spiritual walk;
  • Overcome and combat distractions, false beliefs and bring right heart attitudes;
  • Discern the spiritual atmosphere and find peace in God;
  • Discover your role and destiny in the Kingdom of God;
  • Find strength and joy in putting your hope in Christ.

Focus: Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision offers encouragement, inspiration and sound instruction to get past distractions from the enemy of our soul.  Readers will find hope, peace, joy and victory through this powerful read that will bring new enhanced vision in the spiritual realm around you that will impact your life and bring transformation. 

Visit Margie Fleurant for some great ministry. 

Righteousness and Communication

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 

 Jesus is laying down some instructions for petitions here. You are not to pray to Jesus, but to the Father in the name of Jesus, however, praise and worship can be given to Jesus.  Answers to your needs will be met on the basis of divine faith and as you are a fruit producing believer.  Many may be operating in divine faith, but lack any fruit. 

The four types of fruit are:  

  • Righteousness: Philippians 1:11 
  • Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23  
  • Salvation: Romans 1:13  
  • Your lips - praise: Hebrews 13:15. 

Are You Content

The Peace of God

Finding the Peace of God is the right of all of his children. Just imagine, we have been given the right to come boldly before a Throne of Grace. This Throne that I speak of is also a Throne of love, mercy and peace. Chasing Contentment: Freely Living Life Through Any Circumstance by Shayla Hilton was written, “To every woman who is determined to live the life God has uniquely designed for her to live.” What a wonderful testimony to the power and purpose of living in God’s plan and will for your life.

Balanced and Biblical Perspective

Chasing Contentment is filled with insight that will help one to rise above circumstances that presents a balanced and biblical perspective to living life from an eternal perspective. The author gives inspiration and biblical principals that foster the truth of God’s Word and a renewing of the mind that brings encouragement and peace to one’s mind and heart, as the chapters progress, one will learn to find satisfaction and be content despite circumstances.

Progressive In Nature

Shayla Hilton highlights Paul’s emphasis in learning to become content in all circumstances and briefly addresses and defines contentment. The author gives easy-to-read and short chapters that will help a person engage on a journey that moves forward. Progressive in nature, this teaching gives plenty of the Word of God that offers hope.

Filled With Hope and Encouragement 

In Chasing Contentment, each chapter addresses how to live in world with contentment. The Bible says that living with contentment is great godly gain. When you can live in obedience to this, life is bigger, better and brighter than ever before. With such chapters as: Positively Powerful, Ditching Doubt, From Distrust to Trust, Courageous: Facing the Fear, Confidence is Calling, Healing for the Hardened Heart, Press Pause, Peace Not Pieces, Saying ‘Yes’ to Surrender, and Situated in Satisfaction, the author advocates intimacy with the Father, Son, and Spirit. At the end of each chapter are personal reflections and a prayer to one emphasize the chapter’s content.

Highly Recommended by CBM 

This book come highly recommended as a tool to help one get from negative to positive, offering a journey through to contentment. A wonderful and well-written read.

Get your copy today ...

Get Chasing Contentment by Shayla Hilton at AmazonBarnes and Noble and other fine online bookstores. For more information about the author, the book and for some great ministry,  visit Shayla Hilton.