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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on March 7, 2018 at 2:00pm

Venatius Agbasiere takes a truthful look at suffering, relates them to readers in a Biblical sense, giving hope and encouragement for the journey of life. An outstanding read! ~ CBM Book Reviews
The plight of mankind, many ask why? Why is there so much suffering in the world?  In his book,  Suffering: Finding True Peace, Joy and Happiness in the Midst of Life’s Challenges, Problems and Difficulties, Venatius Agbasiere looks at suffering, the how and the why God uses seasons to build character, teach and make us pliable as clay is molded into a beautiful vessel. This going from desert to desert to bring His chosen ones into the Promised Land is a actually a type of training ground that the author calls a “breaking.” He states that, “Breaking is painful, breaking is frustrating, breaking is uncomfortable, but blessing comes afterwards, so please, do not give up during the time of breaking.” Further stating, “There is a blessing in breaking. We are broken by God in order to be blessed.”
The above statement gives insight into the focus of the book, as additional Biblical input builds the foundation as he preaches from the Scriptures. His book is meant to encourage the Body of Christ and to give understanding during the difficult seasons of life in order to make way for God to work and bring His blessings into one’s life. Offering his own experiences going from a third world country to the United States, his book states that all suffer, just in different ways. He reminds those that are doing well to not look upon those who are suffering, but presents a compassionate look at people’s sufferings.
Instrumentally, he teaches that God cared for the Israelites through all they went through. Similarly, we are to remember this that God does not change and He will not abandon us. He will provide us of all our needs and seasons do come to an end. God turns all into good for His Kingdom. (Romans 8:28)
Highly recommended as a must-read for every Christian, whether a new or mature believer. 
Get your copy of Suffering: Finding True Peace, Joy and Happiness in the Midst of Li...Challenges, Problems and Difficulties at Amazon or in Kindle.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on February 1, 2018 at 3:00pm
Christian Basic Training: The Basic Foundational Principles of the Christian Faith by Craig T. Feigh helps new and mature believers alike get back to the basics of their faith. As the author states, “Like fire tests gold and silver, God commands us to test ourselves daily (2 Corinthians 13:5) to be sure that our heart is right with Him and that we can defend and articulate our faith.  Testing our faith is essentially getting back to the basics and building for ourselves a strong foundation.” This is the premise of this foundational book that will build faith, instruct believers in sound Biblical doctrine and provide a keen understanding of God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
As a child of God and a believer in Jesus Christ, one understands that decisions made here upon Earth have an effect on our eternity in heaven. In this book, Craig T. Feigh reveals some alarming statistics of Americans polled in regards to their faith. An alarming 66% of the 89% Americans polled are not sure whether they will get to heaven or not. This makes it necessary for Christians to understand the basics of their faith and what the cross did for them.
In addition, the author reveals through scriptural interpretation your identity in Christ. This is a simple way to understand many of the questions you have about the Bible that gives not only firm scriptural truths, but gives a firm foundation to build upon. Whether just coming to Christ, or as a well-seasoned believer, the foundations never change and it almost guaranteed that readers will learn something in this book.
Created for individual use and within a group setting the author offers classes on Christian Basic Training and encourages all to understand the truth of God’s Word. This is a highly recommended read that covers a broad spectrum of the key foundational principles of the Christian faith that enlightens many facets of the Gospel in an easy-to-understand and fascinating read.
Title: Christian Basic Training
By: Craig T. Feigh
ISBN # ( to be added )
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
Comment by Reno Lovison on April 8, 2013 at 10:12am

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Comment by Author Collective on April 9, 2012 at 11:07am

Madonna University's Lyric Theater  will perform selections from Broadway's "Guys and Dolls," Sunday April 15 at 3:00 p.m. This event is part of the 2012 Michigan Spring Book and Art Festival.  The public is invited to this weekend of free fun and literature.  Details and times are available on the schedule page.  Click for information or call (313) 446-2262

Comment by Patricia Myatt on February 15, 2010 at 10:52am

Keepin’ Up With the Joneses: Secrets the Banks Don’t Want You to Know is the ultimate consumer weapon and tool to improve your financial situation. This book gives eye-opening, life-changing solutions to your financial problems and gives you dozens of ways to resolve your financial chaos.
• Stop annoying calls from credit collectors

• Stop people from borrowing money from you~~give them a copy of this book

• Improve your credit score in a few months

• Know your financial and legal rights concerning your credit report

• Understand the power of your credit card and use it wisely

• Protect your credit identity

• Use the method banks don’t want you to use to pay off your mortgage in half the time

• Build a solid retirement portfolio before you are 50 years old

Isn’t it time you take control of your financial chaos?

Available at, Barnes& and order via B&N stores.
Comment by Philip Nork on November 30, 2009 at 5:29pm
Although I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago (Wheaton) I now live in Henderson, Nevada because I got tired of the winter weather.
Here is an information sheet about my new book "Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosecxual Male" a story about a young boy whose parents get a divorce and his journey of self discovery as he searches for the two desires all humans share: to be accepted for who we are and to be truly happy.

First-time author Philip Nork brings Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male to life!

Author: Philip Nork
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Distributors: Ingram Book Company
Baker & Taylor
Release date: August 2009
ISBN Paperback: 9781438967448
ISBN Hardcover: 9781438967455

Authors Website:
Available at:

“The age-old “Battle of the Sexes” is still going just as strong as it ever was-and chances are it won’t lose any steam anytime soon. So rather than lament the fact that the game exists, men and women around the world are instead better off learning to play it to the best of their ability. Such is the premise behind Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male.” Tara Hopkins, Apex Reviews

“Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male is not just for males, or even for just heterosexual individuals. This book can be enjoyed by anyone… If I had a son, I would want him to read this book.” G.A. Bixler, Book Readers Heaven

The journey we are on is a difficult one, even more so for those of a broken family. Follow the adventures of one such boy as he searches for the two desires we all share: the ability to be accepted by others and the right to be totally happy. Along the way he learns many life lessons that eventually lead him to discover both of these things.

“Straightforward and refreshingly candid…an impressive presentation of a life with a plethora of helpful lessons to share. Highly recommended for anyone seeking to cut through the typical façade of relationship ‘politics’ and learn the roots of true, lasting happiness.” Apex Reviews

“The stories that have emerged are ripe with feeling and diversity.” Authors Promoting Authors

Philip Nork lives in Henderson, Nevada and may be contacted at
Comment by donna eden vinke on October 17, 2009 at 4:17pm
i was born and raised in Chicago and now live in Kankakee. thought it would be great to join your group.

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