Introducing Jerad P. Bisson, author of Depending on God: My Brief Autobiography and Testimony

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Author Jerad P. Bisson is an evangelist, husband, father, tradesman and a devout servant of God that is committed to shining Christs light in the darkness. Jerad uses his traumatic past as a stepping stone to reach others who may feel like giving up. Jerad is a prime example of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness. “Jesus came to save sinners, and I am one that He has saved and this is my testimony.” -Jerad P. Bisson

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Don’t Dwell On the Past. If there is one thing that God has taught me it’s that we shouldn’t dwell on the past. It is behind us and what is ahead of us we can change. My life has been an example of God’s Mercy and Love. If it were not for Christ, I would have never known that I was meant for a greater purpose than struggling to get through each day. That my purpose was enveloped in His love and held in His hands as well as mine. Without purpose we tend to feel empty and lost. This is because we have been designed in such a way that we were meant to serve God. However for many of us who have not had an encounter with Jesus we tend to serve other things or people and make those things our God. This becomes a disordered sense of purpose leaving us empty and dry. This little book is a mere snapshot of my conversion story and my life in a nutshell. The book is small because not much is meant to be said about me. However there is much to be said about God and this little book is only my testimony and my other books are my tribute to God. For without Christ I had no life, for I discovered myself through Him, brought to Him by His Mother and Mine. My life has had great sorrow and great joy but most interesting of all is the many mystical experiences I have shared with Jesus and Mary and my guardian angel, those you may find interesting. So I thought that I would tell my story in my own words, as unbelievable as it may seem. It still happened to me and because of God’s love and Mercy I was rescued from the sins and demons of my past. This world is only a glimpse of time and we are in the midst of it and our lives are but blooming for an even shorter moment. There is a much grander spiritual world to see and it’s not as far away as you may think.

Introducing Thomas O. Aladi, author of The Road Leading Back To Zion: Homecoming For Abraham’s Chosen Offsprings

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Thomas O. Aladi, is from Urualla, Ideato North Local Government Imo State, Nigeria. He attended Three Rivers Community College Missouri USA and Norfolk State University earning a BSC degree in Electronic Technology Engineering.  “I view myself and others as traveling merchants searching for the finest pearl – scriptural truth that will set us free from years of being misled away by the wicked from the real truth of our God’s revealed words. Thanks to our God for fulfilling his promise to pour out his spirit on us in the last days of our tribulations in order to make his words known to us. All can be liberated by accurate understanding of what is written down in the bible if they are willing to search for the knowledge stored in the books and seek the help of the God behind the things written. This book will assist and provide to all sincere seekers of truth how to and ways to attain the knowledge that will set them free – John 8:32. The understanding revealed in this book is of the Holy Spirit sent from our God to help us to know of the things He has done, is doing and will soon bring to completion.

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The Road Leading back to Zion is a unique, harmonious and clear presentation of the bible’s message to the chosen ones of Israel of God and humanity. For them to have understanding of the things hiding from long ago by our God, which is now being revealed that we may fear the God who is doing all things known from old. The understanding of the true God and his activities have never been presented crystal clear as is done in this book. From the things our God foretold long ago; to the words of the Messiah, our leader and the words of his first century disciples, we see the light of God’s words as it shines as a lamp showing us where we are standing in the stream of time. As a light to our road way it shines to guide us to our destinations. Our destination solely depend on what we do with the understanding of the true God who is doing all things as He foretold from beginning. The true God decides whether you will be preserved alive or put to death. He decides who is on top today and who is at the bottom tomorrow. He decides who will inherit his territorial land/kingdom. Yes his decisions and heart counsels of long ago still stands to be carried out.

Introducing Carla T. Bennett, author of Strayed: My Journey Back Part 1

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Carla Bennett was born and raised in Jamaica, and at the age of 23, she immigrated to the United States of America. She married the love of her life, Bill, and is the mother of three children: two handsome young men and a beautiful young woman, who is the princess of the castle. Carla is passionate about the Lord and the things of God. She hopes that through the revelation of her life story that readers will experience the healing, joy and love of Christ that is demonstrated through this book. This book has changed her life and her prayer is that it inspires and releases her readers into the purpose God has for each of their lives.

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How can God use me? You don’t know the things I’ve done; You don’t know where I’ve been, where I’m from. He’ll never use someone like me. He knows me! … Have you ever said this before? Ever believed this about yourself? Has your past kept you from fulfilling the purpose God has for your life? Strayed is one woman’s journey to release the things of her past in order to move into the plans that God has for her life. This trilogy will walk you through Carla’s journey with a jealous God: allowing life and circumstances to define who she was and who she should be, ignoring God’s good and perfect will for her life – believing that He could never use her for His glory. Come along for the journey, release the baggage that you have been carrying around for too long and recognize that indeed God knows the plans He has for you. Plans to give you a hope and a future! (Jeremiah 29:11). Here’s what people are saying about Strayed: “Carla shares her pain and experience openly and honestly in a way only the Holy Spirit can allow. Thank you for letting the world know there is a balm in Gilead and healing for the soul, mind, body, and spirit this side of heaven.” “Seeing what her life had been like and now seeing how God is using her helps me to see that in spite of the things I did in my past, He can and will use me too. I can’t wait for Part 2!”
“Refreshingly open and honest storytelling.” “Strayed is interactive and thought-provoking…it crosses the boundaries of age and can appeal to anyone at any stage in life. I thoroughly enjoyed the application of life lessons to my relationship with God. It allows for a lot of self-evaluation and honesty in my Christian walk. I have truly been blessed and challenged by this book.”

Introducing Con Trong Bui, author of Esoteric Christianity Made Simple

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The author’s interest in the worlds beyond this physical world of matter inspired him to study Metaphysics with the Brotherhood of the White Temple. His first book, Through a Glass, Darkly was published in 1988, followed by The Divinely Sinful Saints in 2018. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a revised and updated version of The Divinely Sinful Saints. In these books, he shares his knowledge of and insight into the scriptures of the Christian Bible with those who would like to gain a deeper spiritual understanding of their meaning.

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Is there any religion higher than truth? Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a thought-provoking, inspiring look at the Christian Bible, presenting ideas and context that are not what typical Christians usually hear or read. Those who are open-minded will find this book to be entirely different from their concept of Christianity, but any reader can understand and appreciate the explanations and insights. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple challenges long-held beliefs about topics from the Creation of Man to the Last Supper, focusing on the deeper, metaphorical meanings of the parables and stories in the Bible. Whether or not you consider yourself to be religious or a Christian, this compelling examination of what the Bible is really saying can awaken any reader to a new spiritual reality.

Introducing Jackson Okpale, author of The Church: In the Beginning It Was Not So – Revised Edition

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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 a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and has travelled 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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Christianity Under Siege. “This book points us to factors which were responsible for the loss of control, particularly such factors as Church fragmentation and internal rivalries; factors which are still very much present with us today. The author is not only sounding the alarm of going the same way, he has gone further to sound the alarm of not learning from the past mistakes in order that we build a Church that will march forward and the gates of hell will be unable to resist.” ~ Pastor Dan Ogun. “The book is spiritually sound and refreshing; it is educationally profound and globally germane. It passes well for personal edification and as a text book for Bible Schools. I recommend The Church: In the Beginning It Was Not So to all Church leaders, Pastors, Teachers and Educators in Christian religion. It takes us through the historic accounts of God’s dealings with the Church, and its many challenges all the way from the times of Moses to the present. The Church: In the Beginning It Was Not So is a NOW epistle for a distracted Church.” ~ Apostle Goodheart O. Ekwueme

Introducing Les Bundy, author of Interchange – Buddhist Iconography: A Christian reflection

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Lester M. Bundy is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, where he taught courses in Buddhism, Taoism, and comparative religions in addition to Christian history and tradition. He has traveled in Japan, China and Southeast Asia, researching Buddhist iconography. An ordained Orthodox Christian priest, the Rev. Dr. Bundy is himself an accomplished iconographer with icons in various Orthodox Churches.

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Buddhist Sacred art and Christian iconography: can they have anything in common? This book is about Buddhist religious art as seen from a Christian perspective. It might seem that Buddhism and Christianity have little or nothing in common, yet there is a mystical dimension in religious art that some times transcends cultural and theological boundaries. Significant differences exist between the beliefs and practices of both religions, and those differences must be respected. Yet in their respective forms of religious art surprising commonalities are found. This book by Professor Lester Bundy helps to explain some of the similarities, differences, and limits of Buddhist and Christian religious images. Head Minister of Tri-State & Denver Buddhist Temple Rev. Doei Fujii Fr. Lester Bundy has written a significant book about the role of art and iconography in religion, focusing on both Buddhism and Christianity. A book which reminds us about the great importance of such religious art is thus quite important and should be widely read. John F. Kane, Emeritus Professor and Former Chair, Religious Studies, Regis University.

Introducing T. Charles Brantley Ph.D, author of Liberalism in Pentecostal Churches: Knowing God in an Unorthodox World

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T Charles Brantley is the senior pastor of Restoration Springs Church in Waterbury, Connecticut and is an author of 22 books on relationship, intimacy and theology. www.drtcbrantley.com

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As we look at the current landscape of the church, we are seeing things that are beyond imagination. What was looked at as wrong and sinful has been downgraded to nothing is really wrong at all. In other words, the church, in many points, has turned its backs on orthodox teaching all in the name of the dollar, branding, people or buildings. What is worse is that those who proclaim the gospel are really denying the gospel they preach. Certain points of the Bible are erased from their teaching because it is perceived as too hard, or that it will scare people away. The word of God is not fluid; it is sharper than any two-edged sword.

Introducing John Wallace Whitehead, author of Servant Leadership: Leading Today for a Better Tomorrow

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John Whitehead is a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a friend, a pastor, and a business owner. He has come to understand that in each of these areas, he is a leader. With being a leader comes the responsibility to lead others well. It is his intention to do so by being a servant leader who strives to emulate the greatest servant leader of all time: Jesus!

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Do You Know That You’re a Leader? When confronted with the reality that each of us is a leader, the natural instinct is to say “No, I’m not.” But the truth is that from parenting to running a business, there are a myriad of ways that we are called to lead. However, many of us are working from ineffective models of leadership. We can see this in broken homes, fractured families, low educational achievement, business failures, and failing churches and ministries. As leaders, we are the sum of our experiences, and we must realize that those experiences have led us to repeat the same habits and make the same mistakes as those whose examples we have followed-parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, and mentors have all played a role in shaping how we currently lead those in our sphere of influence. Regardless of whom we have followed to this point, the best type of leadership is “servant leadership.” And we can follow an example that has not only been proven over time but has transcended every cultural dynamic for the last two thousand years-the example of Jesus of Nazareth. His servant leadership example is the most effective and transformational model in history and is readily available to us today. Servant Leadership: Leading Today for a Better Tomorrow is accessible, easy to follow, and its conclusions are well supported by studies, surveys, and research. It is a practical guide to effective leadership regardless of religious affiliation or faith, and it will become your trusted inspirational resource.

Introducing The Rev. Dr. Martha Bean Kriebel, author of Promise Kept with a Paintbrush: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor Who Lives to Illustrate the “Life of Christ”

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The Rev. Dr. Martha Bean Kriebel is an ordained pastor, researcher and writer of church history, liturgy, and resources for community ministries. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Ursinus College, B.S.; Lancaster Seminary. B.D.; Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia, S.T.M.; and received a D.D. from Ursinus College. Pastor Kriebel is married to the Rev. Howard Lewis Kriebel, and they are the parents of two married sons, and six grandchildren.

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This book is for a wide readership that will be introduced to: A personal account of a Holocaust survivor; A Jewish artist’s portrait of Christ; An invitation to Judeo-Christian dialogue; An example of a faith-based community welcoming and sheltering refugees facing death; A stirring call to exemplify love at the highest level, that risks one’s life for others as a religious duty. “Martha Kriebel’s book brings to light a series of important but forgotten paintings that began a modernist/realist trend in Sunday School curriculum. The original paintings were used by the Evangelical and Reformed Church to create a filmstrip and published curriculum presenting more realistic images of the life and ministry of Jesus. Kriebel reintroduces not only Barosin’s paintings but also presents an important part of the history of church school curriculum. – The Rev. Richard Berg, Archivist Emeritus, Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society at Lancaster Seminary, PA. “Both Christians and Jews owe Dr. Martha Kriebel a debt of gratitude for preserving the memory and the art of Jacques Barosin. This Jewish artist survived the Holocaust due to the heroism of a French Christian and then produced a wonderful portfolio of watercolors depicting the life of Jesus. Pastor Kriebel’s annotated collection of Barosin’s oeuvre is a valuable contribution both to the history of art and to Christian-Jewish relations.” – Judith Blumberg Maslin, M.A., Director Emerita of the Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel. “Jacob Barosin was a man of many talents with one of those complicated 20th century life stories that took him from Russia to Germany to France and finally to the United States. Pastor Kriebel has given voice and exposure to one of Barosin’s professional traits, showing for the first time to a general audience his craft and dedication, in this case his art applied to a central Christian theme. It can be hoped that curiosity in Barosin’s work will broaden interest in his work.” – Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research and Chief Archivist, Leo Baeck Institute, New York/Berlin

Introducing Charles J. Bullard, author of My Life

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Charles J. Bullard is a Minister of the Gospel and born again believer from Mobile, AL. He is the youngest of three children and a proud veteran of the United States Army. He is a Christian author who wants to share the most difficult time of his life to inspire others to trust God and rely upon Him through the storms life may bring.

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Brace Yourself to Take a Journey of a Lifetime. If you are looking for an inspirational story to encourage you through trials and tribulations then this is the book for you. The author takes you on a unique journey he had to endure through extreme trials and tribulations. From being a proud soldier who served his country to also being a believer who had to rely upon his faith to get through some very difficult times, My Life will grasp the attention of its reader from beginning to end.