Christian Reading - Book Review for The Berean and the Goldfish by Stephen James

Review Date: January 20, 2014
A Christian Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars

The Berean and the Goldfish by Stephen James analyzes and clarifies several important topics of truth from the Word of God.   In 2 Timothy 2:15 we read, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”  This book is for truth seekers who want to know and enjoy more of God’s Word.  The author points out that many teachings presented today from the pulpit are watered down, for itching ears and although the book can be controversial, the author encourages readers to seek a Berean spirit to search the matter out.  Bereans were known to have lived in ancient Greece, in the town of Berea.  They were known as ones who “received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether these things are so – Acts 17:10-11. 

In this same spirit, keeping also in mind that God’s Word is the source of truth, the author has written a book so that reader may have enough knowledge of Scripture to search the matter out, discovering truth for themselves.  This author has written an extensive book with 388 pages clarifying such subjects as: life with and without the Gospel, evidence of the resurrection, faith versus works, a church audit, the role of the law, the Trinity, the Lamb of God, seven letters to seven churches, our national heritage, national sins and consequence, the soul and being born-again, life and death, and the doctrine of “sleep”.  In addition, this work covers prophecies about Jesus – fulfilled, the names of God, U.S. cities with Bible names, God’s instruction manual for people, roots, and understanding “Israel”.

All of these teachings are rich in Scripture and built with solid scriptural application.  One can learn a great deal from this book that came from careful biblical studies that began over 30 years ago.  In writing this book the author hopes eyes will be opened, hearts will be softened to the truth of God’s Word, giving light for the day that we live in, if even we are still as goldfish in a goldfish bowl – only understanding what we are capable of understanding on this Earth – thus the explanation for the title. 

This is a great read for those who desire truth in the inner man and a deeper understanding of the Word, Jesus, the hope of our salvation and God Himself.  Refreshing, encouraging and filled with Scripture, reading this book leads to the discovery that the only important and relevant pursuit is the pursuit of God, godliness and understanding from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  Highly recommended!

Christian Authors On the Move - Susie S. Mozell-Smith's Lily Grace

Title: Lily Grace: The Prophetic Word of God
By: Susie S. Mozell-Smith
Review Date: January 9, 2014
A Christian Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars

Lily Grace: The Prophetic Word of God by Susie S. Mozell-Smith was written to reveal Scripture.  The purpose of the book is to offer truth in God as the Creator of the Universe and sheds light on Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Much scripture is used throughout the book to instruct the reader on the reality of the spiritual realm, helping them understand the fight between good and evil, thus unveiling who Lucifer is and his plan to destroy the world.   Delving into the scientific side of the existence of this planet, the author also gives scripture that contradict The Big Bang Theory while presenting many foundational biblical principles – all revealing who God is and how to be one who is found to righteous through the blood of Jesus. 

This is an interesting read that relies heavily on the use of scripture to reveal the truth of the earthly and spiritual realm to those that would believe there is no God.  Undeniably, the author has given a statement of faith and reiterates these beliefs and findings throughout the Word of God that point to Jesus as the only Savior of this world.  Her teachings are profound, as they are based on not her opinion, but the Holy Word.

Inspiring and encouraging, one will find many answers in this read as the author writes on different aspects of life such as: Tithes and offerings, Baptism, Holy Communion, the Sabbath Day, Marriage, Divorce, Scriptures regarding children, Scriptures on the once saved, always saved theory and much, much more.  She highlights that’ Jesus return is eminent and soon, exhorting others to live a godly life that is pleasing in the sight of God.  A highly recommended read for those desiring more of the Word.

You may get your copy of Lily Grace: The Prophetic Word of God at Prophetic Word of God.

New Book Release - Put Away Childish Things by Dr. Kirk Lewis

Title: Put Away Childish Things
By: Dr. Kirk Lewis
Review Date: January 13, 2014
A Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Put Away Childish Things by Dr. Kirk Lewis presents nine very familiar biblical characters into the forefront.  All these extraordinary men and women from the Bible are familiar stories, most likely in Sunday school.  Stories of Noah, Abraham, Daniel, Isaac, Miriam and more, yet the author gives insight into their calling that leaves an indelible imprint on the human soul.  You see, all these biblical characters present their lives as examples for us to live by, in which God reveals His love, protection and provision. 

Each one had their own feelings, character, flaws and misconceptions, yet they all have one thing in common – obedience in spite of feelings, convictions or thoughts on their part; they all obeyed God and served God unquestionably.  As the author notes, they undoubtedly must have had their own doubts, fears and confusion that they wrestled with in their minds.  We as believers also wrestle, yet we have the same choice when faced with the call of the Father – follow or flee? 

This book is a timely book in the season of many people's lives today – in that many are given a choice today: follow or flee?  Many individuals are being called and chosen, yet they have a choice, choose to trust and follow God or go about their own way, choosing their own free will.  These choices are not easy choices to make in one's life and sometimes God's call is not easy.  Poignantly, the author shares this truth and the truth of God's Word as something to be treasured, pondered and shared.   

In a poetic, creative and unique way, Dr. Kirk Lewis has given us their examples of what they faced, displaying the love of God as they chose to follow Him.  His writings offer insights into these simple men and women who were called and what they were called to that provide much encouragement and comfort.  Lewis has made these stories a reflection of the biblical stories we are aware of, but delves much deeper, into the heart attitudes of these incredible men and women that make their stories absolutely relevant today.   Putting Away Childish Things is not what you expect it to be, but yields a peculiar harvest for those that want to go deeper with God into the things of God.  An amazing and inspiring read!

You can get your copy of Put Away Childish Things at Amazon, in Kindle Edition, at Barnes and Noble and at other fine online bookstores. Be sure to get your copy today. Be sure to visit the author at Dr. Kirk Lewis or at his Facebook page.

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Book News - Christian Author Steve Goodwin releases The Angelic Gene

For Immediate Release

The Angelic Gene by multi-published novelist Steve Goodwin is the long awaited third book in the Elijah Hael Series exploring faith, love, doubt and fear.

Set in England during the 1860's, beginning with Sophia's birth, the reader will find themselves on an exciting adventure between life and death.  Sophia as an orphaned girl, with a difficult birth and childhood, does not understand why a man wants her dead.  She carries secrets unknowingly and will, in her life, experience humanity. 

Goodwin takes the readers back to England in an age that has long since passed, yet still gives relevance of the human condition and the existence of the invisible spiritual realm.   This novel is the first book in the beginning of the Elijah Hael novels and is recommended as to be read first in the series, but can also be read as the third book in the series. 

Goodwin writes with ease, excitement and fast-paced dialogue, giving the readers a sense of being there as the story unfolds.  Historically accurate, The Angelic Gene, encapsulates the culture and era of 19th century England.  Uplifting, exciting and heart-warming, Goodwin gives the readers "something special" in this novel that they will not soon forget.  With well-developed characters, intrigue and suspense, this novel will keep the reader longing to protect orphan Sophia while giving a glimpse of the evil that lurks within the shadows of humanity.  Fascinating and awing!

You may get your copy of The Angelic Gene at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and at other fine online bookstores. Be sure to visit Steve Goodwin at The Angelic Gene, at Elijah Hael Novels and at Steve Goodwin's Blog where you can find out more about the author and his books.

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Christian Book News - Press Release - Arlington, Texas - The Approaching Storm


For Immediate Release
A CBM Christian Author Press Release
January 14, 2014

Dr. Robert Franklin releases a compelling book about what the forefathers of Christianity, known as the Ante-Nicene Fathers, taught about the End Times

Arlington, Texas - 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. 

An absolute must-read for all.

Many wonder 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?  According to a recent Omni Poll Survey from the well-respected Barna Group 41 percent of U.S. adults, 54 percent of Protestants and 77 percent of Evangelicals say the End Times are upon us.  

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.    

Billy Graham has stated that, "The most neglected teaching in the church today is the teaching of the Second Coming of Christ."  As believers, we are to be aware of the times, signs and approaching birth pangs.  Are you aware of the times?  Do you know about the coming storm?  And, most importantly, are you prepared? 

Pick up your copy of The Approaching Storm: How Early Church Fathers Interpreted End Time Events at Amazon.  You may also visit author Dr. Robert Franklin at Word Lamp Publications.

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Franklin
Word Lamp Publications
P.O. Box 181257
Arlington, Texas 76096
Tel: 817-757-0333


Make A Difference - Hear Their Tiny Cries by Dr. David Keyser

 A challenging read on the issue of abortion
Hear Their Tiny Cries relates the tragic story of a man who loses his beloved wife on the abortion table and finds a cause -  the prolife cause. 
This cause soon takes over his life and involves many other people.  When he begins he is not a man of faith and does not claim to be.  Yet, what happens next changes the course of his life for the good.  During one of his frequent drunken binges he hears a faint cry coming from a nearby alley.  Finding his way toward the sound of the cry, he finds a tiny naked baby dying in a garbage can near an abortion clinic. At this point, he makes a decision.  This decision will change his life and the lives of many children to come.  

Joined by his second wife and with the help of a Priest, they develop a program that finds homes for the unwanted babies.  He follows the lives of the children, some of whom are deformed for life, only to find out what terrific human beings they are as each of them develop in life with their own unique abilities.  Ironically the ones who are the most injured, are often the most inspiring.  They were not supposed to live, yet they did live and grow into fascinating human beings.  Hear Their Tiny Cries will inspire each individual heart to understand that life and children are gifts from God.  Graphic and to the point, this novel is set in Europe.  The characters are well developed and the story takes you along.  Parents of pre-teens are advised.  It also touches on methods of abortion, physical side effects of abortion, post abortion complications, partial birth abortion procedure, and post abortion symptoms. It is time to understand the process of abortion, to stop abortion and to ban abortion.

Get your copy at Amazon in paperback, in Kindle Edition and at CreateSpace. Be sure to check out more of Dr. Keyser's books including the Millennial Reign Series at Books Of Faith.

Just a few additional books are:

~ Elika Of Harod is a novel based on the life and family of King David or Israel. It is written as the  diary of one of David's Mighty Men and it is difficult to stop reading. Among other things it illustrates the grace of Jehovah God in choosing both Solomon and Jesus' ancestor through Mary, Nathan, to be the sons of David and Bathsheba.

~ The Greater Part Of Love is the first novel in the Jane Anne Cutter Romantic Intrigue series. It has everything, romance, adventure, intrigue, spies and counter spies and still has room to reflect faith in Jesus Christ.

~ Ultimate Freedom is a commentary on Paul's unparalleled letter to the Galatians. Many have said that they understand the magnificent Grace of God as they never had before after studying Ultimate Freedom.
And much more.

Book News - Revealed at Last by Peter Hutchinson

Peter Hutchinson began writing pamphlets in the 1990's. Revealed at Last is an inspiring and encouraging glimpse of the spiritual journey the author found himself on as he sought out different religions and found himself considering the words of the Bible.  In his search to prove that God did not exist, God surprised him.  The Lord God Almighty not only revealed to the author that in fact He does exist, but also revealed the supernatural to the author in that God has angels on Earth sent to help others. 

Fascinating and uplifting, this amazing read at only sixty short pages will open readers' eyes to the supernatural, God and His goodness.  As the author found himself on a path pursuing God more than ever before, faith was found.  This book was written as a testimony to God and to give others the foundation of Scripture, so that others might also find their faith in God as well.  If you have been confused about Christianity, and perhaps have left church discouraged, look no further than this book - to lead you back to the path of believing who God is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

You may get your copy of Revealed at Last at Amazon. Be sure to visit the author's website at Peter Hutchinson.

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Toms River, New Jersey - Family, Faith, Land and Mysticism

Family, Faith, Land and Mysticism: The Spiritual Traveler Myth by Robert Osenenko offers a glimpse into the "inherent and sustaining personal power found in American culture."  World War II survivors were called to navigate such political and spiritual circumstances that changed their world.  As an expert in social psychology and a diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Robert Osenenko presents a fascinating and historical look at the story of one family, in particular a young man in that family, brought up in the small town of Toms River, New Jersey.  The narrative takes the reader on the spiritual journey and culture of the time that encompasses his life and the life of his past generations.  By giving the readers a prolific look at the era and history of the rural community of Toms River and the inhabitants, understanding of the political and spiritual events are brought to the forefront with an underlying theme of the different social classes that include the wealthy aristocrat that inevitably intertwine into society as greed and wealth often overcome those of less fortunate background.  Finding himself in a war within himself and amongst brethren, the young lad comes to a realization that perhaps what his fathers believed is true.  "Set in a true story about real events Robert Osenenko writes using archetypes and characters familiar to us."  For those that love true stories set in history's past that educate, elevate, inspire and encourage, this book is a must-read. 

Fact, fiction, fantasy, myths or deep truths hidden with our lives?  Get your copy today at Amazon and or Kindle Edition and make your own determination. You may also visit the author at Facebook and Twitter.

CBM Christian Book Marketing presents Be Ye Transformed by Sheldon D. Newton

Bishop Sheldon D. Newton authors his latest release in Be Ye Transformed.  As a Bible teacher, preacher of the Gospel, seminar leader and prolific author, Bishop Newton delivers the Word of God with clarity and understanding.  His mission is to equip believers on how to live in victory and walk in close communion with God. He is the Senior Pastor of Jesus Christ Centered Ministries International, located in Nassau, Bahamas.  Bishop Newton has preached and taught the life transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over thirty years. 

Be Ye Transformed gives Christians the tools they need to be all they were created to be in God.  You are a new creation, but God has given you the responsibility of renewing your mind.  With practical application and sound biblical doctrine, Bishop Newton takes a believer through the born-again process explaining each step with scripture.  This is a highly recommended book for those that desire the fullness of Christ in their lives.  Christ came to set us free, but if you don't understand the freedom that is available to you or how to get it, life will be full of frustration and disappointment.  In this book the author has written an excellent read to fully equip the body of Christ, giving them the tools in understanding who God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are while shedding light on what it means to be born-again, growing in the spirit and walking out the Christian walk by the renewing of the mind.  A highly recommended read!  

You may get your copy of this exciting life changing book, Be Ye Transformed at Amazon and in Kindle Edition. Be sure to visit the author at, Sheldon D. Newton.

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Experiencing Jesus’ Joy, a must read

Experiencing Jesus' Joy, by pastor, seminary teacher, and author Dr. James Joseph, invites readers to experience a God-fulfilled life that is full of joy and great inner peace.  Many desire contentment in life through self-centered activities, but "true" contentment is found only in following the Lord Jesus and submitting to Him in "every" area of our lives.  Experiencing the joy of the Lord is reserved for those who are willing to share and suffer for others, while putting aside selfish desires and ambitions and each picking up his or her cross to follow Jesus.
Dr. Joseph (Brother James) has written this book so that others may come to know their God-given purpose in life and experience more godly joy. As a pastor, Dr. Joseph is well aware of the most common dilemma facing many Christians: a lack of godly joy and the great love that they felt upon first receiving Christ into their lives. The author wants believers to know that they can come back to their first love. Godly love and joy can be re-kindled to burn brighter than ever before in the believers as the reader submits to the lordship of Jesus Christ and gains Jesus' passion to save all. Jesus wants all of His followers to experience the joy that He experiences as we carry the Ministry of Reconciliation to others in need of salvation.
             Experiencing Jesus' Joy is a must read for every Christian, whether new or mature. This book will provide a deeper understanding of God's will for your life through sound biblical teaching. You will learn solid biblical truths that will both encourage and inspire you to step out in faith under Christ's leadership. Being a follower of Christ is "radically different" than living for yourself and your family. As one lives a committed life to Christ, one finds "true life", a life of great joy and inner peace helping many to know God. If you are serious about wanting a closer relationship with God and man, this is the last book that Satan would want you to read.
            Dr. Joseph has a fervent passion for Christ and His Word. His main passion is to see the Body of Christ become more active turning our cites right-side-up through Christ's leadership. There is no greater mission for the Church than to bring as many as possible to a proper understanding of God, truth, and His goodness and Satan, his deceptions, and his destruction. Christ wants you to join Him bringing as many as possible away from Satan's control into God's marvelous presence.
            The author has learned Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin as the Lord has led him on a path to a deeper understanding of His Word. The author holds graduate degrees from Wake Forest University, Hood Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Licensed in the Gospel ministry in 2000 and ordained as a pastor in 2007, the author currently is serving as a professor at Liberty University teaching seminary classes. His earlier book, Victory in Jesus: Being a Child of God (1997), brought great reviews from many Christian leaders of various denominations. It is now available in its 3rd ed. as an E-book through Amazon.

To find out more about author James Joseph, his ministry and his books visit the author's website In Jesus' Service.  ~~~~ Experiencing Jesus' Joy is also available at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. You can also visit the Dr. Joseph's Authors Page at Amazon.

Winner Global Ebook Award Religious/Faith Fiction! SCARS is currently #1 in Biblical fiction on Amazon!

SCARS by end time novelist, Patience Prence is an Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel.  SCARS reveals many possible answers to questions such as, "Who is the Antichrist?  The False Prophet?  The name that equates to 666 in both Greek and Hebrew?" and "What is the Mark of the Beast and the image of the Beast?"

The revelation comes to life in this real life drama that is mesmerizing and an apocalyptic thriller weaving End Times prophecy throughout.

A heart-wrenching story of a young girl set during the Tribulation,  
SCARS chronicles the beginning of the End of the World, as earth-shattering events lead up to the Apocalypse as foretold in the Bible.

~ Although Patience is legally blind, suffering from Usher Syndrome, a disease that causes hearing loss and blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa), her passion is to write novels that draw readers into the reality of the Bible and End Time prophecy.
~ As a sixteen-year-old, living in Southern California, Rebekah Silver is your average teenager.  She worries only about learning her cheerleading routines and passing her math test.  But as world dictators rise to power and devastating disasters claim millions of lives she is inspired to search for answers.  Becky soon discovers her world is quickly coming to an end, just as it was prophesied.  Now she must decide whether to risk her life to follow the laws of God or surrender her soul to the law of man in this action-packed thriller. ~ Will Becky Survive?

Hundreds of rave reviews, here's just a few:

~ "…This book will entertain and inspire both hardcore end time believers and the curious who wonder how it would realistically take place during modern times. 
It is spiritual food for the hungry and inspirational to anyone who takes the time to read it!" –Judge Global Ebook Award.
Riveting from the very first page! I could not put it down until I was finished. - Music Mama
I loved this book. This book in one that has been written for such a time as this. – Mary
Every Christian should read Scars! A powerful view of what this world is quickly coming to. - Kat Embry
~ Scars will challenge your own faith and cause you to think.- LaTawnia Kintz,
~ Wow. Incredible, potentially life changing. - Bluebird.
~ The best end-times book I have ever read, it is very plausible, ericathy222, "Powerful. - SRMeyers,
~ Over-the edge-writing.  -Tammy's Book Parlor.
As a young child, Patience Prence, was fascinated by the book of Revelation.  She has studied Revelation and end-time prophecies for many years. Patience takes in her novel, her desire to share her faith and draw readers into a better understanding of end time events and the reliability of Scripture as Truth.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the Scars Video Book trailer on YouTube  

Be sure to get your copy of Scars at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble at Amazon United Kingdom at Amazon Canada at and at Armageddon Books.

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Get It At Barnes and Noble - Thrice Trumpeted Truths-Clearly Spoken 3 Times

Christian author J. Mark Holland writes Thrice Trumpeted Truths-Clearly Spoken 3 Times -  a fascinating and unique Bible study examining over 100 biblical truths in the Scripture.  These thrice repeated truths reveal a distinct pattern uncovered by the author that is often overlooked, even by biblical scholars.  The question is, why is 3 significant?  The author explores this question and found an amazing anomaly of scripture bearing the pattern of thrice mentioned truths that further answer the question of why 3.  The author takes note from Elihu's statement in Job 33:14, "For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet men perceiveth it not. "  As the author states, "Evidently, a third time is needed for mankind's slow ear."  Key principals revealed within this book will challenge Christians to live in obedience to the Word of God.  

This book is highly recommended as a resource for pastors.  For group leaders or the individual, the book is useful as a study guide or as a unique Bible study.  As one reviewer noted, "This is a book that accomplishes two things: First, it challenges a reader to seriously consider God's use of repetition in His Word to reinforce His truth; second, it leads the reader into knowing why obedience is a proper choice when confronted with God's repeated truths" - David White. 

For more information visit Thrice Trumpeted Truths-Clearly Spoken 3 Times.  Books are available for purchasing on the website, at Amazon , in Kindle Edition at Barnes and Noble and in NOOK Book.

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