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Love Is Kind

If Only by La Verne Hughes is a fascinating fictional journey into a rich Kingdom, the testing of a true love that has its roots in the Scripture verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV), “Love is kind. It does not envy. 

Love does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

This plight is set in a kingdom off the coast of Africa. A family has all the wealth, status and provision they could ever need, until the unthinkable happened. . .the takeover of their country from another king succeeded. Brought from a place of wealth and stability to a place of devastation, speaks of wrong decisions made, rejections that separated the ties of family that bring separation.  Can anyone recover from such devastation and rejection that is perceived by each other, in which the rejections have created an invisible barrier between loved ones. Many have experience such separations in family and relationships.  

This is an amazing read that speaks of true love, offering a mysterious adventure asking, “Will it stand the testing of everything or succumb to its bleak future?”  This book comes highly recommended as fantastic and well-written read. At only 76 pages, this book offers hope despite rejection, loss and grief that reminds us all of what true love is.    

You can get your copy of If Only by La Verne Hughes in paperback at Amazon or in Kindle.

Leo J. Battenhausen, MA, LCSW

Leo J. Battenhausen, MA, LCSW 

Soul Doubt 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. 

Facts: 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.
  • Healthy Parenting and Relationships: 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.

Simply Nutrition by Aimee Richmond, BS, MD

Presents a keen understanding of science and nutrition, the role nutrition and how they relate to health and wellness. 

Simplifying nutrition, Aimee gives an overview of the body’s needs in relations to fats, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. In an easy-to-read format, and without the over usage of scientific jargon, she plainly explains the body’s digestion, absorption and the breaking down of different sugars, carbohydrates, proteins and fats into the human digestive system and bloodstream. Giving the necessary ingredients for life, she names protein and 9 essential amino acids that sustain life. “We all eat,” she explains, and her book is a simple way to understand how the body works and what to eat naturally to provide optimum health.

Along with the 9 essential amino acids, the author provides expertise with a complete overview of essential vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, to include the omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The author gives the benefits, affects and sources of these vitamins, which will help readers to make smart choices for the nutritional needs. Along with the necessity of essential fatty acids and oils versus the American diet containing too much refined sugar, refined grains, and excess carbohydrates that turn in to sugar, therefore exhausting the pancreas.

Additionally, she gives vital instruction on minerals and calcium, to include the intake of sodium and water – all necessary. Giving a list of healthy nutritious food and recipes at the end compliment the book for those that want to change their eating habits. Favorites like lasagna, chili and even macaroni and cheese will please readers that they can make things they are relatively used to, just in a different way.

After reading the book, readers will have a better understanding of how the body uses food, vitamins, minerals, sodium and water to regulate functions. This is a great book to glean from and understand the body’s functions to regain or sustain good health.

Simply Nutrition comes highly recommended for anyone interested in improving their overall nutritional health or for people who have had past health problems. They might find that changing their diet will have a huge effect on their health and/or symptoms. Simply Nutrition by Aimee Richmond, BS, MD

Genres including apocalyptic-fiction, science-fiction, religious fantasy, and romance thrillers



Christian Author Jeff W. Horton


Multi Published Author Jeff W. Horton was an Information technology professional for twenty-five years before deciding to pursue his lifelong dream of being a writer. 

Since becoming an author and screenwriter of family-friendly fiction, Jeff has written two screenplays and eight published novels in several genres including apocalyptic-fiction, science-fiction, religious fantasy, and romance thrillers. 


Jeff’s current list of works includes:

  • Heaven’s Oasis
  • New Beginnings
  • Frontiers
  • Cybersp@ce
  • The Last Prophet
  • The Way of Nacor
  • The Dark Age
  • The Great Collapse

For further information visit Jeff’s Horton’s Amazon page where you can view all of Jeff’s books. 

Teaching the Good News of the Gospel

Is there more than just candy this Halloween! Yes and Amen.

Free shipping worldwide and a 100% product money back guarantee comes with every purchase. Let kid’s know about Jesus through this cute little pumpkin shaped box that holds children’s favorite candy, asking the question;Is there anything better than candy? 

Wonderfully designed, this Halloween tract is developed just for kids during the time of goblins, pumpkins and scary stuff; the answer is “YES, THERE IS SOMETHING WAY BETTER THAN CANDY.” Being God’s friend is much better than candy. 

Telling children about Jesus, salvation and eternal life during this Halloween is the perfect way to share God’s love. Open up this little pumpkin and find each Halloween tract filled pumpkin has 6 petals. Written in a way children can easily understand, this is a great addition to your Halloween candy bowl as you hand out your Halloween treats. 

Teaching the Good News of the Gospel with this Halloween tract, these products have been a huge hit during Halloween! All products are an innovative and powerful evangelism tool to teach the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life. 

A Must Read For Young Teenage Girls

This is an amazing short prayer testimonial filled with Scriptural and foundational truths that renew the mind that will catapult readers towards thankfulness and the amazing love and grace of God.

It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God by Rachel Lee White is a faith-filled and unique book of prayers bringing to light her own experiences that relays the message to readers in that we over come by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. A highly recommended read. 10.0 stars

Bringing insight to the power of prayer, the author offers hope to others that as the author notes from Creflo Dollar as famously spoke, “Your past does not determine your future.”

Three short chapters cover: Early Childhood, Young Adulthood, and Middle Adulthood to Present Day that are designed to relate to God. Readers will find this book an inspiration as to how to know and draw near to our Father in Heaven through the connection of prayer.

Born out of much grief, her story is heartbreaking as she was orphaned at the age of 10 by violence that penetrated her home through her father who wounded her mother, which led to her death and his eventual suicide. Raised by her grandmother, the chronic grief opened unwanted “drama” in the author’s life. Finding herself with 2 babies and homeless by the age of 18, she was persuaded by Child Services to give her children to Foster Care, and soon followed their adoption.

Highly recommended as an inspirational tool to young adults (especially young teenage girls) that need to understand that nothing is their fault (as the title denotes) and that God is able to complete the work He has begun. 

You may get your copy of It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God at Amazon in Kindle

The One Who Truly Knows You – Jesus Christ

I loved reading this book. It is really a blessing. The first word that comes to mind about this book is wisdom. There are volumes of life wisdom's in this book. Secondly it is written in a very enjoyable way and fun to read. I think that is important, when a book is fun and easy to read. A Better Man, Husband and Father by Joe Miller is a compilation of 180 short, easy-to-read daily devotionals that take men on a journey to becoming a better man, husband and father.

What more could one ask for in a book on such a topic. Designed to reflect and re-construct character, the author poignantly, and sometimes humorously assists men in gaining spiritual insight into this thing called “life.”  Beginning by looking at the man in the mirror, the author leads readers on a journey of redemption from past hurts, failure and baggage, pointing to them to a new life in Christ.

With wisdom, biblical application, Kingdom principles and spoken from a genuine heart and one that has known failure and defeat, this book is filled with encouragement and inspiration as the author brings wisdom, hope and light throughout the 180 daily devotional.  Highly recommended!

Such subjects that are covered are : prayer, being a good marriage partner, and children to name a few that give understanding and advice. This is a simple read that is a light and concise devotional that will lead one to life with God as the center.  Filled with the theme of redemption, the author offers hope in coming to the One who truly knows you – Jesus Christ. This is an exciting, down-to-earth read that will help others gain traction in understanding that they cannot change their past, but they can become a better man, husband and father through Christ. You may get your copy of A Better Man, Husband and Father by Joe Miller at Amazon and in Kindle.

Christian Reading That Makes A Difference

Christian Author Rick Blaisdell twenty-year testimony of God’s miraculous working power in the lives of thousands of people. ~ 10.0 out of 10.0 stars, CBM.

You will be encouraged from cover to cover as you read this book which is available in paperback and ebook. Grab your copy today and order one for a friend. 

Written as a sequel to his previous edition that remarkably captures the transformed life of one former drug addict into a mighty man of God. This book will move one beyond complacency into the supernatural workings of a “supernatural” God.   

Within the pages of the book, Rick's testimony bears the witness of a chosen vessel moved by God beyond his own borders to share the love and compassion of Christ around the Globe.  

Sharing his travels from 1991 to 2011, the author has composed his many years as an evangelist, preacher and teacher with eye-witness accounts by Blaisdell of the glorious healing and hope Jesus brings to individuals that are broken, discouraged and in need of desperate help. Find encouragement to do the “real stuff” and find inspiration as the author has given an open invitation to enter into the very heart of God.  Divine destiny and purpose are forged through these real life journals of one who has gone abroad and found that his one life does make a difference. Find out that your one life can make a difference as well.  A highly recommended true-life testimony of the supernatural power of God to bring change!  

Readers will be inspired by the many supernatural and mighty works of God displayed throughout, as this book ignites a passion for the Gospel to be preached around the world. 

Written With Passion and Love for Life ~ Bill Morgenstein

A highly entertaining, well-written read that says: “No matter what, don’t give up!”

The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn by Bill Morgenstein encapsulates days of the past and current, describing what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn, New York, to have dreams fulfilled and to have dreams die. 

Find out what it was really like “back then” during the Depression and war years from one who lived and overcame through all the ups and downs of life.  Bill Morgenstein writes his life memoir in The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn ~ a fantastically written autobiography looking back at his life as a “good Jewish boy”, to his career, his family, his upbringing, his education and all the crazy, memorable and tragic experiences that made him into the man he is today.  

Funny, even hilarious at times, readers will enjoy this man’s journey from childhood into adulthood.  His dream was to play for the New York Yankees ~ a dream that was caught up by the cares of the world. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, the author entered the military and did 18 months in a non-combat zone in Korea.  His exploits, travels and business savvy are highlighted throughout and upon his return became the successful President of an import/export footwear company before the age of thirty, another dream that did come to pass.   

Written with a passion and love for life Bill Morgenstein superbly expresses an incredible disdain for injustice and unrighteousness throughout his book as threads of righteousness are woven throughout the pages to encourage and inspire others to find their own journey in living and loving life.  

An excellent and highly recommended memoir!  Order your copy of  The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn at Amazon, inKindle and also at Barnes and Nobles and other fine online bookstores. Be sure to visit the author at his blog, Bill Morgenstein.

Is There Hope That Is Like A Jewel

Title: The Jewel of Hope
By: Kathy Rae
ISBN#978-1500236571
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Christian Book Review, highly recommended, 10.0 stars. This is truly a wonderful read that is based on Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,” the author has written a wonderful fantasy fiction novel – involving hope, encompassing the unseen war of supernatural evil perpetrated upon unsuspecting souls upon Earth.
  
You wont be disappointed as this book is intertwined with a Christian-faith based theme, this read offers an engaging adventure that is geared towards young adults.  The story takes place in Fountain Gorge, a small city in the Northwest United States that is under siege from a portal of evil that needs to be shut.  Kaleb James, at only 12 years old, is the chosen one within his family to break a generational curse.  This curse has caused the death of five children within the same family.  He and his cousin Kate set out to find the precious hope – a jewel -that will stop the evil and reverse the curse that has been cast on generation upon generation. 

A fast paced read that is exciting and beautifully illustrated, the book is filled with adventure, faith and action from the beginning as the author teaches to readers to find hope and trust in God no matter what as the team overcomes what seems to be insurmountable mountains that stand in the way of truth and justice.  This is a classic story of good versus evil, with good overpowering the evil through intriguing characters, encoded prophecy, clues and journeys that will keep young adults and pre-teens glued to what’s happening next.  A highly recommended fiction fantasy novel that will give young minds an inspiring and faith-based read.

We Need Not Despair, God Is Our Salvation.


     Three Thumbs Up, Book Review - Intriguing and very well-written the author invites the readers into a fictional account that really tells the story of the unfailing love of Christ versus the very real spiritual realm that is true for everyone.  

   
  Incredibly written author John J. Zelenski gives a frightening account of spiritual warfare, unveiling Satan’s desire to destroy those that are God’s and the Church in The Journal of Ezekiel Walker.  Although fiction, one feels like they are smack dab in the center of all the strange happenings that begin to take place in the life of Ezekiel Walker.  Set in 1945, just after WWII, Walker is returning to his hometown of Walker’s Vale after serving in the CPS (Civilian Public Service Unit).  Upon arrival, and throughout his stay he experiences heart-breaking events that lead him to be overcome in spirit and body.  Without the tender mercies of the Lord, Walker admits he would not have been able to retain his sanity. 

       In this action packed Christian Fiction, you will come to know the character, Ezekiel Walker, as a very logical young man that has come to trust in God from a series of events that shattered his life.  The book deals with many issues of mankind: grief, forgiveness, loyalty and the never failing, omni-potent God, revealing that darkness truly lurks behind the unseen giving hope that the only deliverance, protection, peace, joy and salvation is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be Encouraged Daily

A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Author and Pastor David Soda has created a wonderful 365-Daily Devotional.  Beginning from January to each day throughout the year, the author presents various scriptures that give encouragement, inspiration and hope to daily circumstances that we all face: trusting in God, doubting His Word, having trouble believing for the impossible and many other situation and circumstances that we all encounter. 

Be blessed through these uplifting scriptures and gentle notes from the author, the book was written in hopes of giving readers a better understanding of God and the Scriptures.  As inspired by the Holy Spirit, the author hopes that reading this book will help cultivate a life of walking with God, build faith and empower others to live in victory through the knowledge of His Word and promises.

Highly recommended for those that want to walk with God daily.  As referenced in the Foreword, Satan only wants to distract us from the reality of living in His Word, so that we become powerless.  His Word is power, faith is power and daily meditating on His Word guides and gives hope to the Saints of God to overcome many of the obstacles that life can throw at us.  This is a wonderfully encouraging book or gift that will add to one’s daily walk with the Lord, adding wisdom and insight.

Get your copy of A Step of Faith by David Soda at:

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Sarah Janisse Brown releases Windows to our World: Sarah’s Journal-Growing Up, Crossing Oceans, Finding Love and Giving Life to 10 Children.



Estero, Florida ~ An amazing journey through life, love and the birthing and raising of ten children.  Unforgettable and inspiring, Sarah Janisse Brown opens a window for you to peer into her life traveling abroad and ministering abroad.  And states, “Stories are meant to be told!”

Endearing and full of adventures, learn of Sarah’s life from childhood, building rock fortresses, exploring through the woods with their trusty dog, her struggles to read as a child to finding first love and marrying her husband – all standing strong in their Christian faith.  Come and experience her many adventures as a mother of ten that will inspire all homeschooling moms, women of all ages and young teens to live a life centered in the hope of Christ.  One will learn that living in obedience to God’s commands brings blessings, as putting God’s desires first will lead to a renewed life, which this book demonstrates so well.   

As a happy wife, mother of ten, an artist, multi-published author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Dyslexia Games, Sarah Janisse Brown expresses a life lived out each day with hope and faith in God as her and her husband decided to give up the American dream.  Learn what that entailed and how God has worked all things out for their good.  An epic true-life story, filled with adventure, the Brown family has also recently appeared in an episode of House Hunters as they relocated from Ohio to Veneto, Italy.  Be inspired to live each day anew with this exciting book!  Dare to dream with this book.   

You can get your copy of Windows To Our World: Sarah’s Journal-Growing Up, Crossing Oceans, Finding Love and Giving Life to 10 Children at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores.

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Christian Novel Reading

Corporate Messiah: The Fundamental Nature of the Universe ~ This is a exciting and futuristic story. Corporate Messiah uses an educational and optimistic approach to hook readers from the very beginning. Filled with captivating science and a thrilling story, this one-of-a-kind novel will appeal to readers from a multitude of different backgrounds. With dramatic storytelling and an insightful message, this exceptional novel is the perfect addition to any reader’s collection.

Using unorthodox science, new concepts, and a lifetime of unique experiences, Angelo Spadoni crafted Corporate Messiah to stand apart from the multitude of novels on the market. Excitingly using unconventional scientific theories to explore a global problem, the story brings a unique approach to the often generalized and oversaturated topic of our planet’s future. With a simple understanding of the Fundamental Nature of the Universe, this excellent novel shows readers everywhere that E does not necessarily equal mc².

Be sure to visit Corporate Messiah for further information. 

Christian Reading - The Prize Unfolding

Hot off the Press - The Prize Unfolding offers many answers to the current teachings of Christianity that may have left you with many unanswered questions. This is a must read that will encourage you, bless you and provide you with understanding in the scriptures.

Answers are found in the Word of God: Have you ever wanted to understand the Bible better, but have found yourself not really understanding most of it no matter how much you read?  Have you ever wondered what the Father’s will is and the purpose for your life?  Wondering, if perhaps you’ve taken the wrong way because there seems to be a lack of direction.  And what about the rapture, the Anti-Christ, the Mark, the 144,000 and so on…

If so, this book comes highly recommended to answer the above and many more questions pertaining to current teachings within the Christian worldview, speaking boldly the words of Father from His Holy Word.   The author has compiled an incredible book that will offer wisdom, the truth of the Scriptures and understanding of God, His purpose and position, if you’re willing to listen to what the Father has to say.  This book is truly an amazing adventure through the Scriptures, revealing that God’s purpose is much more glorious than you could have ever imagined.

Lay pastor Scott Testori, is a multi-published author. His latest release answers many questions one might have along their Christian walk.  First and foremost, Testori focuses on the Father as the Godhead, who knows ALL things.  Understanding who the Father is will reveal his sovereignty and majesty throughout the ages past and all that is to come.  Revealing His (the Father’s Kingdom) brings understanding to the many premises taught throughout this amazing read.  A must-read for all Christians!

Get your copy at Barnes and Noble. Be sure to visit the author at Strait Gate Education for more information about his books and some great ministry.

Get The Facts Today According To Scripture, The Rapture

The Approaching Storm: How Early Church Fathers Interpreted End Time Events by Dr. Robert Franklin as an expert on early church history and the prophecy view taught in the earliest centuries of the Christian faith holds a D.Min. and has theological training from Southwestern Seminary and Dallas Seminary releases this unique compilation of the interpretations of the early church fathers.  Revealing doctrine on:

The Rapture, The seven year Tribulation, The events leading up to the Second Coming of Christ, How all Israel will be saved, When will the Battle of Gog and Magog take place, Discusses why End Time theology can be confusing and encourages all to find out where they stand. 

What are the signs of the End Times?  What does it say in the Bible that predicts the beginning of the End – known as Armageddon?  Wars, rumors of wars, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes (7.0 and higher), famine and plagues all on the rise, global weather pattern changes – Are these all indicators or confirmation of End Times?  In his new book, Dr. Robert Franklin, D.Min., releases The Approaching Storm: How Early Church Fathers Interpreted End Time Events revealing what the forefathers of early Christianity predicted over 17 centuries ago.  Learn from Franklin their interpretations of the strategic End Time events that may affect your life today.  These fathers were called the Ante-Nicene in early Theologian circles.  They taught of the Second Coming of the Return of Christ; they spoke of the Rapture, the Tribulation and the wrath to come upon the world.  Learn from Scripture the correct view of biblical prophecy from this book. Visit author Dr. Robert Franklin at Word Lamp Publications.

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Keeper of Reign by Emma Right, a finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award is available at Amazon

Keeper of Reign - Finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award

An action packed fantasy novel written for young adults and the young at heart, this new reign fantasy trilogy by Emma Right captures audiences with an epic tale of a kingdom without a king, a keeper with secrets, an ancient curse and a teenage Elfie (a blend of an elf and fairy) boy who has the power to find the truth and reverse the curse. 

Keeper of Reign by Emma Right, a finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award is available at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and other fine on-line bookstores.

Be sure to visit Emma Right for more information about Keeper of Reign. You may also follow Emma on twitter and catch her latest tweets. 

Congratulations Emma on being chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Readers' Choice Award.

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