Introducing C. Ray Wimberly, author of A Search for Truth in the Bible

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C. Ray Wimberly, a licensed pilot, served as project engineer with NASA in the 1960s and later as Engineering Professor and Dean at major universities. Although for decades he was involved in the sciences and engineering, he also had a deep interest and curiosity in ancient history and the diversity of religions which led him to Egypt twice. In 1996, he traveled down the Nile River and visited tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On his return trip in 1997, he ventured deep into the mysteries of Egypt, including the pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, and ancient ruins along the Nile. In 2001, he traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a short distance from Mecca, the holy city of Islam. Along the Red Sea he pondered Moses’ journey and how he and his followers might have crossed into the land of Shur described in the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt.

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Only through truth can we understand who we are. Constantine and his bishops are credited for creating the early Bible in 313 AD. Canonized in 419 AD, this book would eventually morph into many versions, resulting in a host of religious beliefs and practices. Originally written by unknown Jewish scribes in ancient Hebrew and Greek languages, the Bible is the only source for many ancient and religious events. A Search for Truth in the Bible seeks out truths and untruths in the Bible. It also tries to provide an understanding of the seemingly unswerving faith that many religious practitioners have in the infallibility and power of the Bible, even though it has been shown to be flawed. From current versions of the Bible, including the Revised Standard Version, the book presents the results of studies by numerous biblical experts who have reviewed and commented on the validity of many ancient writings, including the Bible, and takes a fascinating in-depth look at one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic books.

Introducing Debby Morris, author of Celebrate the Seasons: Seasoning Your Child’s Life with God’s Word

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Debby Morris is a speaker, teacher and writer of preschool curriculums. She serves on the Angel Ministry prayer team for Anne Graham Lotz, helps train preschool teachers and has her own decorating consulting business. She lives with her husband, Tom in Savannah, Georgia.

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So what’s normal anyway? Debby always thought that she just wanted to be normal. Because she grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Debby had seen the good and bad aspects of parenting as she experienced loneliness and an isolated, cold household empty of any display of love. She tells her own story of heartache, contrasting it with the joys she experienced when she became a Christian mother. What she found is there is no normal, no ordinary, but there is an extraordinary difference in life when you celebrate your seasons with God in control. Debby wants to give to young mothers, fathers, and grandparents tools to empower and equip them to raise Christ-centered families through the different seasons of their lives. With powerful examples and the truth of God’s Word as her guide, she has revealed God’s faithfulness to His promises of an extraordinary life far from normal. He will never leave us nor forsake us, and Debby is living proof of that biblical truth.

Introducing Jackson Okpale, author of The Church

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Jackson Okpale has been involved in active ministry since 1986. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a postgraduate diploma in theology from the Redeemer’s Bible College. He is an assistant pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Glory Tabernacle, Asokoro Abuja and has traveled to Turkey, Europe, and the United States for this work. He is happily married to Barrister Daisy Okpale, also a minister of the gospel, and they reside in Abuja, Nigeria.

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The Church Is Not A Battlefield. Throughout His ministry on earth, Jesus Christ did not wait for the sinners and the needy to come to Him-He took the gospel right to their doorsteps. Today, church leaders have become complacent. With their flock safely gathered under one roof, leaders tend to avoid the streets and the people who brought them recognition, fame, money, and power. Some even surround themselves with thugs and bouncers for protection. In anger, many churchgoers have left to form new churches, and many more have abandoned Christianity completely. Numerous beautiful churches of architectural and historic importance dot our cityscape, but internally, they are absent of true love and unity. Instead, they are often bitterly divided, rife with disagreement and unhealthy competition among brethren. And this divisiveness is further shifting the church’s focus away from the gospel of Christ. The Church is a compelling call to action-seven chapters of revelation with a goal to unify the church and reinvigorate her original God-given mandate: missionary work.

Introducing Ronald V. Hoffman, author of Desolate Cities: The Great Conspiracy

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Ronald V Hoffman graduated in 1976 from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and served with American Missionary Fellowship (now InFaith) for over 30 years. With his wife, Eileen, and two children, he served as an Area Missionary to several rural churches and a youth camp in Southern Illinois. After 15 years, he served as a Regional Director giving pastoral leadership to Area Missionaries in seven mid-south states. Over the years, he has taught through various books of the Bible in churches and Bible studies. He has also taught eschatology several times and is thoroughly acquainted with the doctrine of the last days.

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Like out of the pages of a science-fiction novel, this book speaks of the horrific plan Satan has for our world. It is filled with mystery and intrigue. Brother slays brother, grandma exterminates her grandchildren, and one man hangs on the gallows he prepared for another. God terrifies people by speaking to them from a quaking-fiery mountaintop. A beautiful woman deceives the entire world with her magic religious potions. World leaders are controlled by demons, while large hideous demon armies inflict great pain, suffering and death on the world’s population. Frog-like creatures perform great signs and wonders. In contrast, God has a wonderful plan. The world will experience a rebirth where justice and peace will prevail. The earth will blossom with renewed beauty, lions will eat grass and children will play with deadly serpents. A city descends from heaven with streets paved in gold while city gates are constructed of one huge pearl. A crystal-clear river will flow from God’s Throne and the Glory of God fills the city with magnificent light.

Introducing Steve Sellers, author of Unexpected Holiness

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Steve Sellers is a Catholic priest who served twenty-five years as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a former investigative newspaper reporter and is the author of “Terror on Highway 59” (1984, Texas Monthly Press) and “Epiklesis: A Spiritual Mystery” (2013, Outskirts Press). His first book was produced by the CBS network into a television movie in 1989: “Terror on Highway 91.” He holds two doctoral degrees (DMin and PhD) and teaches comparative religion at the University of Phoenix campuses in Houston. He and his wife Dixie live in Houston.

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Unexpected Holiness . . . Unexpected Places is a book intended to help the helpers, those who give themselves in the service of others. Those who follow the Risen Lord into the unexpected places in life. Those who walk into the lives of others when everyone else is walking out. Unexpected Holiness . . . Unexpected Places follows the simple belief that the Lord Jesus stands eternally between the flames of hell and us. And He invites His believers to do the same for others, especially the poor, the sick, the outcasts, the lonely, the marginalized. But we must learn to pay attention each moment to the Mysterious Stranger who joins us unexpectedly on our journey. When we encounter Him, everything changes. Starting with us.

Introducing Pam Breedlove Lear, author of The Gifted

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Pam Breedlove Lear is a retired registered nurse with over 30 years of experience caring for the sick. She was inspired by God in a dream to write The Gifted as an inspiration to others to live for and follow God.

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On a cold, crisp morning in February of 1750, newlyweds Noah and Pam Lear say good-bye to their families in a small village in England and board The Angel’s Horn, bound for America. Over the next two months of their voyage, they befriend other couples, forging lifelong bonds, and dream of their new lives in Virginia. What follows is the tale of eight families of early Christian settlers as they struggle to survive in their new home with nothing but God, Love, and their Faith to sustain them. The Gifted is an uplifting family saga set against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Introducing Linda Crumb, author of Life: Trusting and Believing in God

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Linda Crumb is a single mother of four beautiful children—teens and young adults—living in Oregon. She has been in church all her life and loves to serve others. Linda has had to overcome many of the challenges that others struggle with today, and finding the heart to follow after God made her stronger. She is a woman of prayer and entrusts the wisdom of God to bless her and her family. Life: Trusting and Believing in God is her debut book.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Discover genuine and open truths about what God can do in a life of trust, humility, and prayer in this empowering, breathtaking testimonial. When we open ourselves to God and embrace a union of communication and relationship, He in turns gives us the strength and spiritual inspiration needed to accomplish His plan for our lives. Trusting in God is sometimes difficult to do, but it is necessary to fulfill a fruitful and healthy relationship and a lifestyle that can be identified with the hope that our God works ALL things out in His glorious timing, for His glory. Trusting in God isn’t always easy, but knowing His love surrounds you and helps you to pursue your desires is worth the wait. Be empowered in your walk and belief that God has all things in His control. Be open to change in your life. Be vigilant about the opportunities that await you. Be prayerful in all things, and above all, be conscientious of God’s timing and position for your life.