The Book of James

James was regarded by Paul as a ‘Pillar of the Church’ and certainly he became very prominent in the church of the time. James comments on Trials and temptations, favoritism, faith and works are classics. 

One of the hardest lessons to learn is to tame the tongue which can do such untold damage in a church community. With chapters on submitting to God in the matter of the taming of the tongue and the display of godly wisdom are just as relevant in the church today. Those of the church members who are wealthy also should pay heed to James comments. 

Matthew A. Knight has written this book with the commentaries on each chapter in the hope that all who read it might learn and having learned might apply it to their own situation in the church they find themselves in. Especially, James’ comments are helpful for the leadership of the church. Get your copy of The Book of James at Amazon.

The Communion of Prayer

This book comes as a MUST-READ for all Christians new and mature alike. I cannot recommend the absolute importance of this book to the readers’ faith. ~ CBM 

A Prayer Study Guide by Dr. Willie B. White is designed as an effective, yet insightful and encouraging guide to increasing understanding and knowledge of prayer. “Exploring the prayer from Biblical and scriptural (using the King James Version), practical and relational viewpoints that speak of, “…prayer from its history, phenomenon, philosophy, practices, patterns, the practices of prayer, the many different kinds of prayer and what can hinder a prayer's effectiveness.”

Many want their prayers to be answered. There is not doubt that is “why” we pray. This book gives a much deeper understanding as to what prayer is. Prayer is communion, worship, praise and adoration of God. There are ways to pray effectively and there are things in our life or attitudes of heart that will hinder prayer. Unlocking these guidelines, the Bible, the Psalms and many patriarchs from the Old and New Testament, to include Jesus as our example give us insight as to what an effective prayer life looks like.

This book will increase your faith as you explore and learn to approach prayer in a fresh, new way that will invigorate your relationship with God, bring exciting answers and give you a mature approach to prayer. For many this book will be a catalyst to seeing God move mountains in their life. This author has researched the Scriptures thoroughly and while this works is an exhaustive commentary, it is a complete joy to read that is founded on the Word of God.

With the inclusion of many strong Biblical patriarchs (such as Abraham, David, Solomon, etc), their predicaments and/or prayer that relates how these are written for our instruction. For example, do you need wisdom?  The author takes a look at Solomon, relates the story of Solomon asking God for wisdom. Concisely, the author then reiterates how “we” as believers are to understand the themes and scriptures pertaining to wisdom, gives additional discussion questions, and extrapolates other verses, and provides a guide of “how” we are to ask for wisdom, giving the benefit thereof. The author’s ability in her book unveils a strong preaching anointing, which really gives readers keen understanding, teaching and exhortation in understanding Biblical concepts and Kingdom principles.


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Get your copy of A Prayer Study Guide at Amazon.
You may also visit the author at Uplifting Insights.

A Must See Video and Book


Part scriptural analysis, part compassionate musing, and part academic study, Back to Eden brings together academic research, Christian theology, and universal human emotions to examine how our financial status affects our way of life and our treatment of others.

Starting with a broad analysis of how certain scriptural passages can be interpreted through the lens of our human capacity for love, compassion, righteousness, and humility, author Dr. Thiessen moves with increasing specificity into a detailed, succinct, and thoroughly researched examination of how our perspective towards those less fortunate is directly related to our relationship with God, not to our financial portfolio.

For those who seek to deepen their relationship with God and to better understand how His teachings encourage compassion, generosity, and open heartedness, Back to Eden not only provides the academic and scriptural foundation to accomplish this, but it also weaves each lesson through a prism of human experience, allowing these teachings to be understood and identified by any who are willing to learn. Through deep analysis and thoughtful consideration of theological literature and select scripture, Dr. Thiessen’s work weaves a story that aspires to educate, enlighten, and inspire,

A Day At The Beach

This book is a fantastic way to tell kids…don’t go surfing if you don’t know how. ~ CBM 

Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach by Craig T. Feigh is a colorfully illustrated children’s book depicting love-able characters and their pets that introduces children metaphorically to computers and the dangers of surfing the Web. Creating word pictures, namely, that the Web is much like a huge ocean, parents can use this book as an aid in educating their children about computers and the Internet.

Simple, fun and cute, children will make the connection to the Internet and the main parts of computers with each page. A hidden image of a bone on each page makes the book fun and interactive (secretly my favorite part). With adventure, Little Bit and his crew set out for a day of play at the beach. Little Bit Romie, the main character alongside Click, Browser (the “chip’s” pets) go to the beach with his big brother, Big Byte. Joy, his sister, Kay Board and Webster also join in at the beach to build sandcastles.

With little notice, trouble comes through sly characters Vi and Russ, who are looking to crash any party. The author creates a unique and creative “day at the beach” which is saved by a big wave…thankfully. Memorable and inspiring, this little book will help children understand to surf intelligently and with skilled “know how.”

Children and parents alike will love the illustrations, giving way for parents to teach their kids about computers. The author has presented an ingenious way to speak the dangers of surfing the Web to young children that they will enjoy.

This little book comes highly recommended to all parents when beginning to educate their children about computers, or when school starts children on computers.

Title: Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach
By: Craig T. Feigh
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New Life As A Follower of Jesus

Through the persistent concern of a neighbor, Richard Christenson became a born-again believer at age thirty-one.

Richard, previously a professing agnostic, subsequently began talking with family, friends, and work associates about his new life as a follower of Jesus.

A work associate attentively listened to his story and responded, "It is evident that your belief in God is making you happy. However, I choose not to believe and I am also a happy person. Why can't you Christians leave us happy heathens alone?"

What Do You Say to a Happy Heathen? provides insightful, inspirational assistance for those willing to consider the biblical claims of Christ, followers of Christ wanting to more effectively communicate their beliefs, and local church discipleship training processes. Get your copy of What Do You Say to a Happy Heathen? at Amazon.

The Cross illuminated

A Must Read New Book Release - Illuminated Beyond the Cross by David Hess offers a redemptive look of the Cross and the Crucifixion through a journey into God’s Word and key Scripture. Sanctification and Romans 6:6 illuminates the power of the Cross by way of the new man. Exposing deception, darkness and sin held within, Hess offers Biblical keys to walking in the power and forgiveness by way of the Cross. Presenting the grace that is present in the New Testament, beyond the Cross, coupled with a series of revelations recorded in the book obtained from poignant questions the author asked the Lord, He delivers answers. These answers correlate with Scripture and Christians indeed will find them intriguing. A further study of Scripture reveals the Law, which all could not keep. 

Sharing a powerful message to all those who would believe Christ’s message of the amazing grace of a new life in Christ marked by a pure heart, repentance from sin, the author offers a powerful and practical guide to living in the victory of Christ.

Displaying the mystery of the Cross, a new meaning of freedom from guilt and shame come to light in this invigorating and deeply insightful read. Stating that what has been hidden for centuries, is now available to all who would open their hearts and choose to see with eyes of understanding.

With such chapters as: Seeking & Searching, Beyond the Cross, A Word from God, Wisdom of Revelation, The Cross illuminated, Crucifixion, Sanctification, In Christ Illuminated, Creation Illuminated, John 17 Illuminated, The Law Illuminated Summary, the author lovingly reveals being crucified with Christ, being freed from sin and living a sanctified life that brings freedom – all by way of the Cross.

Further, declaring a revlatory theme for 2018 as many being set free from bondages, the author offers a journey and guide to teach others what the Cross means to them in their everyday lives. Stating that the year 2018 is when the Church will receive back the power and glory, inspiring all to go beyond the Cross into the God’s destiny as the triumphant Church.

This book comes highly recommended relating powerful keys for the Church to grasp in order to walk in full victory. 

You may get your copy of Illuminated Beyond the Cross at Amazon and as a download in Kindle. You may visit David Hess at Voice Of The Truth Ministries

Title: Illuminated Beyond the Cross
By: David Hess
ISBN# 978-1986519595
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God's Goodness


Stories Of Hope - A collection of over 40 Christian authors showcasing their talents ~ each short story or article contains not only practical biblical teaching, but stories of hope, inspiration, edification, encouragement and testimonies that will no doubt leave an imprint upon one’s soul.  

Truly a wonderful collective work by various authors with the heart to share the love and redeeming passion of Christ, the free gift of salvation and give Glory to God while sharing testimonies of God's goodness in their lives.


Physical Creation Space-Time, Quantum Physics

Highly recommended for those who like to analyze, believe in Jesus and understand our Universe, time and God’s omnipotent rule. 

Trials and Temptations

One of the hardest lessons to learn is to tame the tongue which can do such untold damage in a church community.

James was regarded by Paul as a ‘Pillar of the Church’ and certainly he became very prominent in the church of the time. James comments on Trials and temptations, favoritism, faith and works are classics. 

With chapters on submitting to God in the matter of the taming of the tongue and the display of godly wisdom are just as relevant in the church today. Those of the church members who are wealthy also should pay heed to James comments. 

Matthew A. Knight has written this book with the commentaries on each chapter in the hope that all who read it might learn and having learned might apply it to their own situation in the church they find themselves in. Especially, James’ comments are helpful for the leadership of the church.

Breaking The Cycle of Silence

A Must Read!

Diamante Lavendar releases Breaking the Silence - a touching fictional memoir written through a series of diary entries by the main character of the book, Joan Eastman. The character has bought the diary to journal her second pregnancy. 

Beginning with a poem written by the author, the poem sheds light on the beauty of the Lord’s keeping of you in your life and the fleeting temporal world that we live in, giving all hope for the future available in the Lord. Her book continues with fading in-and-out of memories and glimpses of the characters life, revealing horror of young innocence that was stolen and abused, Eastman’s memories of child abuse portray abuse that began at two-years-old and continued for many years. Encouraging all to not internalize abuse, the author speaks out to inspire others to break the cycle of silence that victims of abuse often endure in their suffering.

As the book transcends into the depths of child abuse and the wounding, the author reflects these journeys with life-lessons learned that reveal an overcoming spirit. She reveals how the Lord was there at every “winding road” that helps readers understand such issues as: anger, emotional and sexual abuse, the damage of stuffing emotions, self-esteem, hatred, perfectionism, self reflection, and so much more that offers readers hope and faith in God, offering a realization that with help from Him, they can overcome all abuse and neglect in their lives.

Throughout the book, many different seasons are revealed in the character’s life, displaying just how God carried the character through all the dark times. A restoration of hope and a personal relationship in the Lord  developed over the years in the character which sheds light on the fact that whether abused or not, all readers can relate to the different seasons of one’s life and look back upon their lives to see the hand of God active upon their life. This is the main theme of the book intertwined with breaking the silence of abuse that the author has creatively conveyed.

Breaking the Silence
Diamante Lavendar
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She also wants others to know that they are not alone. Encouraging all to look to God and that there is hope, healing and restoration in Jesus Christ. This book comes highly recommended for those that need help and encouragement in processing abuse, giving them a foundation in the Lord, and helps lead them into recovery by offering hope through Jesus Christ.

Get your copy of Breaking the Silence at Amazon or in Kindle
You may visit the author at Diamante Lavendar

Pivotal, Thought Provoking


More than any inspired sermon or theologically correct teaching, there’s but one, prevailing message which clearly emanates throughout the entirety of the scriptures: Our loving, Heavenly Father is desperately yearning to touch his broken and fallen creation! 

Before this can happen, however, from the chosen mouthpiece of a prophetic, firstfruits company, there must first and foremost resound an eye-opening message of earth-shaking significance, for the somber, sleeping church—which he shall ultimately work through—must first be awakened into the image of God! 

A splitting of the Adam must eventually take place within the ever-longing hearts of his beloved children! Yes indeed, my friend, a splitting of the Adam must inevitably take place within you! Join us now, if you dare, beloved, as author and teacher Don Felumlee proclaims a fresh, divine perspective of the coming of the Lord!


The Issues Of The Heart

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! CBM 10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars

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.

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. 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.

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.

The Basics of The Bible

Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  

You received divine faith the moment you accepted Jesus as your Savior. You increase that faith as you read His Word. That faith becomes a shield against the attacks of the satanic forces, but must be used to be effective. 

When doubt tries to attack you, use your faith to resist it. Expect the Lord to honor His Word, and help you in your time of need.  A tea bag releases its strength when it is put into a cup of hot water. The Lord is able to show His power to the world when you are going through trouble. 

The people of the world will see your faith and confidence in God and in His promises, and want to receive the same help for their needs. The Lord receives glory as a result of your faith and actions. 

The Simplicity of The Christian Life

As author Craig TFeigh states, “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.

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.

Title: Christian Basic Training
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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.  You may get your copy of Christian Basic Training by Craig TFeigh at Amazon.

The Power of Our Words

Proverbs 6:2 You are snared (trapped) by the words of your own mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth.  

Many times your biggest enemy is yourself. God tries to build up something in you, or those around you, and you tear it down. You do this by using negative words. Idle words are non-effective, because they work against you. 

Many have asked for prayer and agreed with the person praying for them, but later they have said, “I don’t know how this need is going to be met.” Those words just stopped the prayer from being answered.   

Use your words wisely, but this is not possible when you believe everything except the Word of God. The answers to your prayers come by using the faith of God with the right confession. A negative confession states the problem, and a positive confession states the answer, expecting God to supply.