A Refreshing and Encouraging Read

False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties Book 1 in Kindle by Sherry Crandell is a Christian fiction novel filled with mystery, temptation, and unexpected endings with love that shatters false impressions. In this opposites attract novel, the author takes readers on a journey, capturing the life of Tabitha, “TJ” Jennings.

TJ has fled to Texas to take another job; she left home escaping heartbreak after a break-up with her then fiancé.  Encountering what she does not expect, she comes to find out that her new job is something she would have never imagined. Learning that she is now employed by the infamous Michelli Mob family, her life is not what she though it would be. Playing tiptoe and fighting an irresistible attraction to the grandson of the Michelli family (Dominic), her thoughts and mind are centered on just getting through, until she can quietly leave.

Set in modern day Texas, this book speaks of unexpected circumstances that surround TJ and her group of friends. Revealing surprising similarities in individuals despite false impressions, this book is a page-turner and fast-paced read as the author walks out TJ through her ordeal with Dominic, the Michelli family and what to do.Testing the waters, TJ is tempted, but knows better to involve herself with someone who not only is a non-believer, but a actual real-life mobster. 

This story focuses on a wonderful love story at the end with Jesus’ redemptive plan at the center. Readers will be pleasantly surprised. Refreshing, this story instills the great love God has for all those who are lonely, tired and looking to belong. ~ A CBM Christian Book Review 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

The parables of Jesus

Christian Author Rick Hamlet

Highly Recommended For Every Person, Believer Or Not, To Review And Consider ~ 10.0+ out of 10.0 stars CBM Christian Book Reviews. 

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Written as a Last Days’ warning to the Church. Stating that the return of Jesus is near, the author asks a poignant question, “Will Jesus be coming for you? Or, will you hear him say, ‘Depart from Me. I never knew you.’ ”

Truly a stern warning against complacency perpetuated by wrong doctrine. In this book, the author presents fundamental teachings that will help one discern the Kingdom of God, and what is required to enter. Digging deep into Scripture, the author journeys, records and comments through a resounding amount of teachings and scripture verses, offering an overview of the main elements of salvation and the Kingdom of God. Sound Biblical doctrine remains the focus to include the parables of Jesus. Developed through much study, one would do well to read this book and discern for themselves and ask, Are they going to Heaven or have they been deceived either by self, the world or both?

With discernment and insight, this book has 64 chapters explaining who goes to hell with many other teachings explaining the temporal and the eternal. While that may sound daunting, the book is laid out well, giving each chapter its own subject title. Making each subject easily understandable, the reader will understand what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, understand Who Jesus is and why we need to be re-born into the Kingdom of God, understand who goes to hell, and so much more, while offering fresh revelation, insight and inspiration into our inheritance as believers in Christ. One will come away knowing the paradigm of the two co-existing realities: the Kingdom of God in Heaven and on the Earth. Additionally, both the New and Old Covenant teachings are also included within the book, which gives readers a firm grasp of the curse of death that Adam brought and the new life Jesus offers through His death on the cross.

Influential, powerful and most importantly Biblical, this book is full of wisdom for these Last Days to becoming a pure and spotless Bride that Jesus is returning for.

This is a highly recommended read for every Christian, unbeliever and skeptic. Get your copy of Who Goes to Hell: The Lie Christians Believe as a download in Kindle.

Authors and Mother, Gina Insinna Rice

Caring for a special needs child - Finding Christ Through the Chaos: A Mother’s Walk with Christ, Caring for Her Special Needs Child Son that Couldn’t by Gina Insinna Rice is her life story from childhood, giving birth to a son born with cerebral palsy and finding Christ through it all. Her life’s unexpected twists and turns reveal an intimate walk with God and the discovery of His presence through a series of encounters. Her story is unique as she describes the chapters of her family’s lives through a whirlwind of events. Her story is amazing, heartwarming, and touching. Readers will laugh and cry but will also be greatly encouraged by her constant faith in God, as she candidly shares memorable moments and reveals a sense of humor all the way through.

The theme that resonates throughout her testimony is that Gina simply never gave up.  At the age of twenty-one, caring for a special needs child brought her joy, tears and a perseverance not from this world, but that came from God as He gave her strength for the journey. Both Gina and her husband also remain a “statistic” in her community (parents with special needs children that remain married), giving all the glory to God.

Finding Christ Through the Chaos: 
A Mother’s Walk with Christ, 
Caring for Her Special Needs Child Son that Couldn’t
Gina Insinna Rice
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Gina has written her testimony to share with others God’s faithfulness and to encourage caregivers of special needs children. Surely, her book is a testament to faith in God no matter the circumstance, that gives triumph to a mother’s unending love (and father’s), unfolding a true love story of triumph, loyalty, the bonds of family and God that are unbreakable. Throughout she expresses her love to God and to others, revealing a simple walk of trusting in Him one day at a time.  

Inspiring and uplifting, this book is memorable and comes highly recommended for all that may be suffering, or for those who may be caring for a sick child or parent. 

Get your copy of Finding Christ Through the Chaos at Amazon and in Kindle as a download.

A Colorful and Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book

A Must Read For The Kids - The First Seed by David Witman is a colorful and beautifully illustrated children’s book depicting an old oak tree (as modern academia) and a little boy who have an interesting conversation. 

The little boy is able to look up to this big oak tree and ask, “Where did you come from and how did you get to be so big?” The old oak tree answers cordially, and has the same answer back to the boy every time with the exception of different seeds the tree came from. Question after question, the little boy asks and asks, until he finds out where the original seed came from.

With a series of answers, the last question that the little boy asks cannot be answered. Parents can answer for the book to dispel naturalistic views and introduce that the first seed came from a eternal being, namely God, who created the very first seed by intelligent design.

Helping children recognize the systematic problem with “conjecture,” this book makes children think. Pointing children to God as the Creator of everything contained in the Universe, the author dispels evolution (and naturalistic views) brought forth by Academia’s as the ultimate and true fact.

With wit and a curious little boy, the author teaches children that we didn’t just “magically evolve” from one thing into the next thing as our science books are teaching our children as fact. The author has given children just enough knowledge of plant life and DNA to help them understand God and Science, and that God created all DNA and plants.

The First Seed by David Witman 
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

This is a wonderful story to share with children to make them think about our world, and help them understand that God created all things. Beautifully written.

You may get your copy of The First Seed at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

John 17 Illuminated, & The Law Illuminated Summary

Seeking & Searching, Beyond the Cross, A Word from God ...

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

Finding True Peace, Joy and Happiness



FINDING TRUE PEACE.....is a very powerful, inspirational, thought provoking, motivational, uplifting and heartwarming book on how we can derive, acquire and find true peace and joy in the face of life's struggles, challenges, trials, storms, agonies and hardships.There is always a good and a value in every pain we go through in life, this is what this book is all about. 

Embracing our suffering, suffering in union with Christ and seeing beyond the present suffering and pain to the future glory and gain therein. Summarily, suffering was described by someone as a washing machine; it spins us, it tosses us around, it twists us but at the end, we come out better, brighter and cleaner.

Chapter Commentaries for James

Bible Study: 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.

Paperback: 44 pages 
(February 4, 2018) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1984394207 
ISBN-13: 978-1984394200

In Every Season, God Cares

Book Title: God Cares for Me in Every Season: 
Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage, and Divorce
Authored By: Agnes Amos-Coleman
CBM Christian Book Reviews
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage, and Divorce by Agnes Amos-Coleman sets the stage to choose life according to God’s ways in every season of life, whether single, married, or divorced. Her book is organized in three sections pertaining to each season: single, married, or divorced. She speaks to Christians globally and to non-Christians, and links the eroding moral values of our times, (backed up by Gallop Poll Statistics).

Offering answers as to the reasons for certain seasons, each section is designed to offer godly foundations that produce the fruits of the Spirit. Intended to present understanding of God’s care during all seasons, God’s plan is that one will produce fruit in their lives. With keen insight and Biblical wisdom, the author sheds light through God’s Word, presenting an easy, three-pronged approach, giving hope for each season of life.

Developed through the teaching of the nine fruits of the Spirit, the author writes from a place of personal experience that brings inspiration and the blending of Christian principles and scripture verses that enhance one’s season in life. Each particular season is covered in three distinct sections to glean from, making for an easy read. The organization of the book presents a palatable format that asks your current season, (single, married, or divorced), presents life-lessons learned from these seasons, and presents to readers scripture affirmations for this particular season in their lives.

In the end, the author brings readers to a glorious conclusion, offering a steadfast hope in following the Lord in all His ways. Additionally, a type of a glossary is given presenting one scripture verse that best defines such terms as: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, grace, forgiveness, obedience, blessing, encouragement, unity, Holy Spirit, praise, thankful, trust, waling in the Spirit, and offers a salvation prayer as well.

This book comes highly recommended to those who need inspiration and are growing in the Lord. In particular, the book is a way to digest the Word, while also receiving wisdom and direction for ones life.

You can visit the author at, Agnes Amos-ColemanBe sure to check out the author's other book, The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot which is also available at Amazon and in Kindle.

The Life, Teachings and Times of a Great Mountain Moving Giant of Faith

Kenneth E. Hagin: The Life, Teachings and Times of a Great Mountain Moving Giant of Faith by Pastor David Nash presents a stunning, full-length book and biography of the great faith healer, Reverend Kenneth E. Hagin.  

From humble beginnings, Kenneth E. Hagin, would overcome many lifetime challenges that threatened his life and health from birth, and continued into childhood. He would experience healing, visions and faith that would literally “prepare” him to become an anointed vessel, filled with the Holy Ghost and power that would literally “change the landscape of the faith movement.” 

This biography of Kenneth E. Hagin’s life will encourage Christians to walk in faith, believe, and, seek God and the Holy Spirit’s direction and anointing power that will enable them to have faith like Jesus, walk like Jesus and “expect” the great miracles that Jesus promised in His Word to every believer!

Pastor David Nash recounts each step of Kenneth E. Hagin’s life and ministry, and more closely looks at how his ministry “dovetailed with those of Kathryn Kuhlman, Oral Roberts, Joe Cole, William Branham and many others.” Leaving a rich legacy of many written books (over 65 million in circulation), magazines, and fruitfulness, and as founder of Rhema Bible Training Center (RBTC) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, (in over 20 continents), Hagin’s life was nothing short of noteworthy. The anointing of the Holy Spirit and the healing miracles that were witnessed in his meetings, carried and changed the faith healing movement into new venues, creating protégés such as: Kenneth Copeland, Fredrick Price and Creflo Dollar, whom have gone on to become founding pastors of Mega churches.

Written to encourage all in the healing and faith ministry, he notes two keys in his book – Faith to move mountains and the anointing, in which one cannot be present without the other. Additionally, stating that, “Although the research is rigorously scholarly, this is no dry intellectual discourse: it is meant to inform; to stir the heart; furnish one with building blocks of faith and leave one transformed into a spiritual giant ready to go from victory to victory and from faith to faith,” as the author wholeheartedly writes to challenge Christians to become great in their faith to move mountains.

This is an exciting book that offers, as the author states, the way to becoming a giant slayer. Additionally, if you desire healing, need healing or would like to walk in the works of Jesus and beyond – Read this book!

Title: Kenneth E. Hagin:
The Life, Teachings and Times of a Great Mountain Moving Giant of Faith
By: Pastor David Nash
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

The Power of God's Call

An inspirational work 

Diamonds in the Dust: 
The Story of a Compassionate Woman in Northeast India
Authors Steven Ritland and Sentikumla Ao
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

“Diamonds in the dust reflects the wonderful redeeming and passionate love of God that tirelessly looks for the lost and broken, regardless of sins, class, race and socio-economic structure.” ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews

Diamonds in the Dust: The Story of a Compassionate Woman in Northeast India by Steven Ritland and Sentikumla Ao reflects the missionary work of Sentikumla Ao. Mrs. Ao's grandfather worked with the famous Rev. Edwin Clark, whose missionary work in the early 1900's to the Nagas created the only state in India where Christians form 90% of the population. 

Her biography presents her work that continued his work and was God’s call on her life. Revealing God’s love for the unwanted, the broken and the addicts in the farthest remote region of India – a separate state known as Nagaland. Sentikumla's ministry focuses on rehabilitating victims of drugs, alcohol and HIV/AIDS, overflowing from Nagaland into the neighboring state of India, Assam. By God’s grace in action and the “unrelenting” love of God, this book reveals a completely surrendered life of serving God selflessly.

Reflecting the heart of God, seeking the lost and those outcasts the world rejects, this book is a tribute to God, to missionary work and to those who completely yield their life to whole-heartedly serving the Lord – no matter the cost. You will see in this biography the Word of God come to life. Make no mistake, there is sacrifice and pain, but the joy, the peace, and the rewards outweigh all that are available on Earth. 

If you are thinking about living a transformed life or missionary work, this is a book that portrays the grace of God in such a unique way. Sharing her life story, the missionary, Sentikumla and Steven Ritland have put together this book along with photos that will certainly make an impact on one’s life.

As one Spirit and faith-filled believer, this mighty woman and missionary is used by God as the hands and feet of Jesus. Through her work, caring for the poor addicts, much fruit has been borne and God is revealed, displaying that He can work mightily through one person that is dedicated completely to Him. 

This is an inspirational work that shows just how far God’s love can reach, that His arm is never too short, and it is only pure joy to yield to God, as this one missionary has. Her ministry has produced much fruit within the community, churches and governments. The tide has changed in the way drug addicts are now treated (in some parts of India) and they now have hope and a place to go.

If you would like to get involved with the support of these programs for the youth, her contact information is provided. Her ministry is a worthwhile ministry, “. . . saving that which is lost.” AMAZING!

You may order your copy of Diamonds in the Dust: The Story of a Compassionate Woman in Northeast India in Kindle as download. It is also available at Barnes and Noble and at other fine online bookstores.

A Book of Hope

Christian Author Dianne Tolliver

A Great Inspirational Book! - Living Through Troubled Times: Witnessing the Rainbow is an Inspirational Journey that captures the true-life testimonies of twenty-one individuals and the storms, tribulations, and heartbreaks they endured. Through God’s triumphant care to find new beginnings for these people, the author records God’s faithfulness as He carried these individuals through their storms to reveal God’s rainbow of hope.  

Her book begins with a miraculous intervention by God that saved her from a terrible car accident and death, not once, but twice in a matter of minutes. Inspired by our Heavenly Father, His Word, and promises, the author was compelled to write this book for the empowerment of others. The book shares the heart of God.  It reveals how each person learned to overcome their challenges through their faith, remembering that God is a shield to those who put their trust in Him (Paraphrase of Psalm 91:4). Offering hope as we see His promises fulfilled through a wide-array of individual stories, her book sheds light on God’s grace which offers wisdom, inspiration, and hope in a troubled world.

“Thank God for the Rainbow!” This statement reflects her book of hope – helping others to believe that God hears, cares, and provides help. Each personal story shares the person’s heart during their challenges along with God’s encouragement and guidance. Providing insight into Scripture, and His promises, these endearing testimonies relate the emotions and reactions to trauma while revealing how hope in God carried them through tough times. These strong testimonies will bring tears to your eyes as you watch our Heavenly Father in action. He provided for, cared for, and brought what each person needed.  With this in mind, this book shares powerful reflection tools for learning to trust God and helps readers overcome despite adversity in their own lives.

Living Through Troubled Times: Witnessing the Rainbow will resonate as we live in perilous times. Life is not without tribulation. Many have faced overwhelming circumstances with layoffs, financial challenges, sicknesses, near-death experiences, loss of loved ones, and troubling events. This book provides powerful, true testimonies that will encourage the body of Christ.  It also reaches out to those who need to turn to God, not only for their salvation but also as protection for their daily lives. The author has included a 3-step salvation guide in hopes that those who feel the call of God upon their lives, will come to Him in their time of need.

 Get your copy of Living Through Troubled Times at Amazon or in Kindle.

On the Brink of Total Economic and Social Collapse


Highly recommended author and series to follow! Quite unique.

World War S: The Silence Begins (Book 1) and The Servants of the Dragon (Book 2) by Stephen Paul Thomas combine elements of a science fiction thriller novel with a religious twist that is an intense page turner ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews.

Set sometime in the near future, the world has become a place of darkness. On the edge of economic and social collapse, key elements of society have changed: no Christianity allowed and the pursuit of seeking the divine through other means is elevated to a worldwide phenomenon. Seeking diviners and fortunetellers offer an escape for those upon the Earth, an escape tailored to meet their fleshly desires, leading them away from truth and into deception.

Two key characters, Josh and Julie, are the mainstay characters, along with other side events simultaneously occurring. Josh is a lighthearted boy with an amazing prophetic and revelatory ability. Julie is an ER doctor and physiologist whose focus has become more of an experiment to understand the nature of her clients’ Near Death Experiences (NDE). Her inquires are rooted in explaining the connection of the mind, soul and afterworld upon the cessation of life.

Heart pounding, riveting, and full of suspense, this novel is fast-paced and although a fiction novel, the scenarios depicted seem to be a plausible future considering world events, i.e., persecution of the Saints and a false religion that explodes. What would the world look like without the truth of God’s Word? Being a Christian is outlawed and it seems the world is on the edge of collapse. The author paints a vivid picture that blends elements of science fiction, demonic entanglement and the spiritual world that shed light into World War S.

Intriguing, this spiritual world war sounds vaguely familiar - What if the world was really like this?  And we are already living in this time or on the brink of total economic and social collapse, which brings such deception, demonic oppression and anarchy? All questions you can explore within this “brutally good,” “The reality of the demonic,” “Prophetic,” and “Genious” book.

Get your copy of World War S at Amazon.

Title: World War S: The Silence Begins (Book 1)
The Servants of the Dragon (Book 2)
World War Spiritual (Volume 1)
By: Stephen Paul Thomas
ISBN#978-1978271616
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

The Early Church Years

Christian author Stanley D. Rasberry releases From Alpha to Omega: An Overview of the Bible offering to readers a “short handbook of the Bible” to assist readers in understanding the Bible, from beginning to end. 

Rightly named, From Alpha to Omega, (in Greek meaning “the beginning” and “the end”) the author begins with the book of Genesis through the book of Revelation, 66 books covered in all. Grouped into 15 separate sections and a List of Tables, the author has made the Bible easy to understand. His purpose is to help readers know time periods, meanings and messages, the authors of the relevant sections and how this intertwines with us today in this modern-day age. 

Readers will come to understand the Bible as a book of prophecy that has told the beginning and the end of the human race, giving instructions on how to live, the origin of sin, man and the many centuries that have passed since the beginning of time. The author states, “With it in hand, the reader can see the Bible with fresh eyes.”(p.v).

This is a must-read and complimentary to anyone wanting to understand the meaning of life, their purpose with focus on The Old and New Covenants, the Gospels, Jesus, and God’s divine plans for humanity and the future End Time scenario. With such sections as: Alpha: Jesus and the Eons, Two Men: Job and Mel, Chosen People, Escape from Egypt, Covenants, Laws and Sacrifices, Promised Land, Three Kings, Wisdom and Songs, Six Empires, Two Captivities, One Restoration, The Gospels, The New Church, Instructions to the Growing Church, Omega: The Revelation of Jesus, with discussions on the Early Church years and study group sessions, the author has given a complete overview. Additional Tables give valuable information such as: The Twelve Tribes of Israel, The Ten Commandments, the Feasts and Festivals, The Judges, Psalms Themes, Abbreviated Timelines, The Kings after Solomon, and so much more that add to the scope of the book.

With the inclusion of the original Greek in sections the author begins with Scripture and introduces succinctly and concisely each historical event in the corresponding book of the Bible. Suggested reading is to read each section. Then, if desired, read the referenced Bible material covered in the Bible (i.e., Genesis, and so on). Designed for the mature and new Christian alike, this handbook is an excellent resource that makes understanding the Bible, easy, convenient and fascinating.

Highly, highly recommended for all Christians, pastors, Bible instructors, lay teachers and counselors, Bible study groups or individuals seeking to better understand the Bible and God’s divine blueprint for planet Earth and all of humanity. Condensed and concise (only 222 pages), this book would also be a good book for professors to add to their list of required reading in Bible schools and degree programs.

From Alpha to Omega: 
An Overview of the Bible
Stanley Rasberry
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

CBM Book Reviews - A Must Read

A must read by Christian author Patrick Higgins.

Counting down to Christmas, an unannounced visitor, dubbed as a vagrant, with shabby, unkept clothes and appearance. This visitor (possibly an angel) was ushered away from the front seats of Lydia Jensen’s church to the back row. All eyes were on the man as he was ushered to the back. Lydia too looked and wondered with compassion upon the man. 

Finding out that he was put in the back because of the way he looked, gives way to Lydia speaking in first person of her ensuing encounters and changing heart. She wondered how her supposed brothers and sisters could act so unChristlike, and wondered how the godly couple, the Rainer’s, could possibly be so judgmental, after catching the elderly wife scowl at the poorly clothed man for taking their seats.

This book gives way to the issue of what it means to be Christlike, and displays Scripture in relevant ways as this visitor changes Lydia and her family’s lives for the good. God’s commands to His children is to not be partial, and to help the poor. 

The Unannounced Christmas Visitor sheds light on the modern-day Church and attitudes of the heart against the poor, the homeless and those who are less fortunate. The Bible reminds us that is not up to us to be the judge, that there is only one Judge. Still, this book displays another facet of some that those would call themselves Christians. Those who choose to look the other way, as many do, to a hurting world.

Displaying common attitudes and misguided faith about God in John (Lydia’s husband) the author has chosen to represent what may be more common happenings in marriages and families than one would like to think. Her husband John has become disconnected at age 42, and after his years at college and being indoctrinated with humanism (life without God), his faith has waned. So much so, he resents church and Lydia for wanting him to go. Their marriage, on the verge of divorce, with nothing but arguing day and night, represent how hard it is for couples just to be happy and the opposition that many families face. Lydia’s fight for her marriage and family is not an uncommon theme in our present day world.

Leading readers to a challenge to not only love the saved, but to love the lost – no matter what they look like, this book is inspiring, as it offers the hope in Jesus. One powerful comment that is made in the book by the homeless man sums up the book’s theme: “That’s because you’re doing a good thing. Most people do nice things hoping for the applause of others. But the select few do it more for the smile of God than anything else. I can assure you that your generosity has put a smile on our Maker’s face. How could you not feel good under such conditions?” This comment was made to Lydia, as she sat down to chat with the homeless man, whom she had fed (along with about 50 other homeless people).

A wonderful, heart-felt novel that will inspire one to look to God, follow His commands and to remember, God is Love – challenging all to look at themselves and ask, “What does love in action look like?” A fantastic read, reminding all of the true Gospel of faith in action. ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews.

The Unannounced Christmas Visitor
Patrick Higgins
ISBN #978-0-9658978-0-8
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars

or in Kindle as a download.

CBM Christian Book Review - The Forum

Ronald Winters releases The Forum: A Deadly Game of Wheat and Tares by that offers a riveting fictional account of “real world end time events, current day attitudes and directions of the spirit of the times in which we live.” 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Barak Zonman, starts off this fast-paced thriller, blending elements of espionage with a religious and political polarization that affect the masses of population around the World. In the book, there is a conspiracy to bring all faiths into one large interfaith religion and Barak Zonman and his popular TV show – The Forum must be eliminated.

This begins with Zonman, the show’s founder. The Forum “is a faith oriented call-in TV show designed to let viewers question leading members of the clergy.” Controversial in nature, this show sparks debate – and hinders the worldwide current of leading all into one faith and world peace. This novel of the wheat and tares is an amazing book written to those that would seek truth in God and the true Christian faith.

Running for his life, Barak finds sanctuary in a church and finds himself radically changed by a baptism by water, followed by a baptism of the Spirit, as evidenced by the speaking in tongues. Highlighting this issue, the author speaks of the controversy between believers on being “born again” (either by just statement and belief and/or by receiving the infilling of the Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in tongues). This radical way of being born again and receiving the Spirit is what Apostle Paul spoke of, thus, the book sheds light on God’s way versus man’s way. Man’s way and God’s way are running a collision course to the End Times in this book that reveal an exciting plot of scenarios begun by two Prologues that concurrently blend modern-day questions and events that has been spoken of in Bible Prophecy. The author also notes that we are in the time of the Olivet Discourse that Jesus speaks of on the Mount of Olives, mentioning the time of Jesus return as near since the birth of Israel in May 1948.

In the back of the book the author offers his personal testimony, delivered instantly from prescription drug dependency when “he looked in the mirror” and repented of his ways. Holding fast to true repentance, the author advocates true Holy Ghost filled deliverances and that the modern-day believer should have them as a norm, instead of replaced by the Forum so to speak – the modern day church who compromises and duplicates the actual workings of the Holy Spirit by replacing them with good theology, programs and modern day mood alteration technology. He also offers observations on some relevant issues, two being backsliding and tithing.

This book comes highly recommended for those that look to fill the void inside, but are not sure what they are looking for. And for those that enjoy thrillers with the elements of religious and political overtones. Recommended either for a personal read or as a tool to reach the unbeliever, the book highlights the End Times and gives a faith-filled read that speaks of the true evidence found in an all-powerful God. Based on Barak’s faith-filled experience, the book offers challenging questions to believers and to non-believers (the wheat and the tares) as to the times that we are living in and gives a warning to the group of believers that call themselves, the Church.

Available in Kindle.