Introducing the lovely James Tawiah Mensah, author of Giving: What Is It All About?

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James Tawiah Mensah, an Electrical Engineering Technician by profession and a Certified Minister by calling, is currently a student at the Berean School of the Bible. He is the Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Ebenezer Assembly of God Church, Bronx, New York, USA. James T. Mensah is also a recipient of the Billie Davies Award for Excellence in Christian Education (By Discipleship Ministry of the General Council of the Assembly of God, USA) for achieving a high standard of teaching excellence for the year 2009. Teaching the Word of God uncompromisingly is his ministry. Originally from Ghana, he now resides in New York City.

“I cannot deny the fact that I appreciated every bit of the journey of my book’s publication. I am happy to announce to you that I’m grateful to all that contributed to make it successful. May the good Lord bless you.”

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“…FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER…”

Giving in all circles of life had produced some contentions, culminating in large organizations and well-knitted societies splitting into factions. The church had not been an exception. The church experienced her fair share of such conflicts over the years. Some of these conflicts in some churches could have been averted if proper and adequate biblical principles and knowledge were applied. Various reasons could be ascribed to these ugly scenarios. One of these reasons could be too much demand for money, while the other could be the attitude of demeaning those who could not meet the quota set by the church. Unfortunately, I have seen and heard some church leaders who are stuck to the status quo, though it’s outright wrong. This idea of “I need ten people to give me (stated) amount.” Its popularity is encouraging these leaders to apply it as the way of collecting money in the church. The Bible stipulated only these ways to collect money in the church of God. These are first fruit, tithing and offering, or what others call collection. The offering must be named, say, Building offering, Love offering, Pastor’s Appreciation offering, Funeral offering, Men’s Ministry offering, Children’s Day offering, etc. Why our refusal to just obey? The dilemma here is offering had been reduced to mean only small value of money be given when it is called for. Instead of thorough teaching on the subject of giving, it is left in a vacuum. This book fills that vacuum.

Introducing James Francis, author of And the Door Shall be Opened

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James was born in the early 1950s in Michigan. He was raised and nurtured upon the daily bread of a large number of brothers and sisters, relatives, friends, snowmen and tree forts, schools, church, priests and nuns, and finally girls. Eventually God found His way into the picture in an Actual Up-Close, in your face sort of way, and from his experiences, has formed certain concepts of spirituality that the author continues to develop as a fascinating spin on literally everything in life. In 1985, events led him to the picturesque mountains, lakes, and hills of the Northwest, where he gratefully resides today.

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“Biblically it is said that “No Man has seen the Father”, but I have a different and true story to tell on that subject—plus a few others.”

“Biblically, it is said that “No Man has Seen The Father.” I, however, have a Different and True story to tell on that subject and a few others.”-the author- This is not your typical treatise on religious theory. The letters, writings, and visions in this collection are refreshingly light–sprinkled with dry wit and liberal doses of humor. The prose is lyrical,and the message simple yet profound in its scope. The author has created a Voice, one that seems familiar and friendly to the soul, carrying messages that speak to the heart of man, offering pathways, keys- to open oneself to the awareness of our spiritual connectiveness to the Divine Source of all Life and each other. He shares his personal vision and understanding of events from the past, present and most notably, those in the near future in a journey that is startling, alarming, yet equally hopeful and inspiring. This may prove to be a significant work in our time, woven and laid before you in this heart-felt condensed tapestry of love.

Introducing H. Robert Ralston, author of God, Physics and Me

After Bob’s discharge from the Navy in July 1946, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, and studied at its outstanding physics department. After graduation, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, doing exciting applied research that focused on nuclear safety, nuclear waste disposal, and environmental studies. Born in 1926 in Los Angeles, Bob was drawn at an early age to science and spirituality. A prolific writer and reader since the third grade, he currently lives in Northern California.

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Eventually, I became aware of a path that answered all my questions about God’s creation. Practicing its discipline brought me a welcome peace. My lifelong search was over.

From childhood on, I had an overwhelming thirst for spirituality. Intertwined with my life story is the narrative of how I pursued and clarified a transcendent, universal truth. As my understanding of physics increased, my sense of awe at the enormity of creation enriched my spiritual quest. This search pervaded my worldly career and family life; everything I did was in the context of my quest. Gradually there was no separation between my outward life and inner yearning. As I explored many religions and spiritual paths, my very human mistakes and blunders became sources of new understanding yet left me still unsatisfied. Eventually, I became aware of a path that answered all my questions about God’s creation. Practicing its discipline brought me a welcome peace. My lifelong search was over.

Kathy-Ann Bamkefa, author of Inspirational Poems & Psalms Especially for You Collection I

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Kathy-Ann Bamkefa is the author and editor of her blog Woman of Praise, at http://womanofpraise.blogspot.com. She lives with her family in California. Kathy, is married with two children and is an evangelist at their ministry, Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries. She has been writing poetry since 1999 in her leisure and also writes articles, which she posts to her blog monthly. She is multi-talented and loves to use her gifts and talents to encourage others. Kathy, has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology of Christian Counseling and Theology, and was born in Trinidad. This is her first published book.

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Poems for Your Inspiration!

Inspirational Poems & Psalms Especially For You is a collection of 29 poems plus one; that were lovingly and carefully fashioned in order to give you hope, encouragement, wisdom, and insight. The book opens up with the appetizer of an invitation and ends with the dessert of a best friend. It’s main course is an eclectic selection of enriching, flavorful foods that have been prepared to feed and satisfy the hungry and destitute soul: It comprises poems such as, The Red Diamond In You, an excellent poem of encouragement for many; Portrait of a Mother, a poem of praise and wisdom to all mothers; Amazing Grace, a poem of comfort and hope to all; and many, many more encouraging, satisfying, and refreshing poems crafted with you in mind!

Joy Andreasen, author of Whispers of Joy

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Joy Andreasen knew she was different from most of the people around her. When she found out she was able to communicate a feeling of peace, joy and happiness to others, she finally recognized her true gift and decided to take it to a higher level. She has blessed others with the knowledge of what can be learned from the unseen world. Whispers of Joy brings you that world.

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Listen closely.
Be present.
Open your mind and your heart.
There are messages to be heard.

For many years, Joy spent a quiet life in rural Virginia, raising her family and working at the local post office. The fact that she was hearing messages from the Other Side was a little known fact. Then one day she was inspired to begin writing down the messages she was hearing. Messages of comfort and love. Messages of inspiration. Some of them from loved ones, some of them from the Angels and Guides that she conversed with daily. Soon she discovered that her gift was helping others through difficult times or assisting them in making much needed changes. Here are a few of her stories. Listen to the messages and take to heart the ones that speak to you. Life has so much meaning that we miss. Let Joy help you to pay attention.

Joyce Hau’oli Carter, author of There is No Veil: Aloha is Eternal


Joyce Hau‘oli Carter of Massachusetts was a supervisor of music and literacy coordinator for adult ESL and citizenship volunteer training programs. In retirement, this mother and grandmother writes, paints, teaches music, gives talks about, and travels to the islands and her Hawaiian family. THERE IS NO VEIL is the sequel to her well-received first book IN THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS. She is currently working on a children’s book titled HAWAIIAN MYTHS AND MYSTERIES.

“I decided to publish independently because I knew that I would be in charge of the destiny of my book and of me as its author. I knew I could make the decisions about content and formatting, which included font and size, bold, italics, and spacing, very important elements in the presentation of my book. I was also particularly taken with the knowledge that if I made Outskirts Press my publishing home, I would be treated with respect, caring, and knowledge, that I would have a polished and professional final product, and that I would not be left alone and floundering once the book was published. I have not been disappointed.”

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Aloha means love, and love knows no bounds.

Join the author on a journey that explores the paradise that is Hawaii as well as one that discovers aloha caring, understanding, forgiveness, love as a way of life. Accompany Ms. Carter as she leads us to the knowledge that our loved ones are with us in spirit and to the realization that we remain connected to them in a very real way. Through her personal experiences, she shows us that we can survive devastating loss, offering not only spiritual advice to follow when a loved one passes, but also practical steps to take when one is left alone.

Annie Brown, author of Christians with Pervasive Issues


ANNIE BROWN is the mother of four adult children and five grandchildren. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works with the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life. It is Annie’s desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.

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What Issues Stand Between You and God?

Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.