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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on March 7, 2018 at 1:39pm

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
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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.”
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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.
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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)
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Highly recommended as a must-read for every Christian, whether a new or mature believer. 
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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 8:06pm

Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone by Christian author Grace Dola Balogun is an uplifting book that encourages the Body of Christ to persevere through various hardships and trials because the hope of Christ does not disappoint, nor does His salvation by grace alone fail. 
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The one requirement to salvation is faith in Jesus Christ as the author and finisher of our faith.  Grace Dola Balogun encourages readers to come up higher and gain a new perspective that is biblically based on subjects such as faith, grace, salvation, redemption, sanctification and justification.  All are revealed from a biblical foundation, displaying the truth of the Gospel.  Christ won for us on the Cross justification by faith alone.  The author thereby reveals the wonderful work of God that comes from justification that produces the fruits of the spirit in the believer.
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By discussing such topics as: interpretation of faith, God’s work of justification, grace, redemption, Abraham’s faith, Christ’s obedience to the Father, the peace of God, holy faith that produces works, no faith equaling no good works, the results of good works, the fruit of faith, post reformer teachings on faith, examples of faith, living by faith – not by sight, faith, Christ, sanctification and glorification, Christ as our hope of glory and the gift of grace - the author has given a comprehensive study on the matter of justification by faith in Christ alone.
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Once one comes to Christ, they are a new creation in Christ.   This new creation experiences a remission of sins and a righteousness that is imputed from our heavenly Father through Jesus Christ to the new believer.  We must understand the justification that has taken place that enables the Christian to enter into eternity.  All have come short of the glory of God and all go their own way; we can praise the Lord for this justification that comes by faith alone in Christ alone.  Hallelujah! Amen.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on February 1, 2018 at 1:50pm

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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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You may order your copy of God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Ma... or in Kindle. You can visit the author at, Agnes Amos-Coleman.
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Be 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.
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A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 31, 2018 at 4:58pm

If Only by La Verne Hughes is a fascinating fictional journey into a rich Kingdom, the testing of a true love that has its roots in the Scripture verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV), “Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
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This plight is set in a kingdom off the coast of Africa. A family has all the wealth, status and provision they could ever need, until the unthinkable happened. . .the takeover of their country from another king succeeded. Brought from a place of wealth and stability to a place of devastation, speaks of wrong decisions made, rejections that separated the ties of family that bring separation.  Can anyone recover from such devastation and rejection that is perceived by each other, in which the rejections have created an invisible barrier between loved ones. Many have experience such separations in family and relationships.  
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This is an amazing read that speaks of true love, offering a mysterious adventure asking, “Will it stand the testing of everything or succumb to its bleak future?”  This book comes highly recommended as fantastic and well-written read. At only 76 pages, this book offers hope despite rejection, loss and grief that reminds us all of what true love is.    
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You can get your copy of If Only by La Verne Hughes in paperback at Amazon or in Kindle.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 25, 2018 at 11:01am

Boldly proclaiming God’s way for revival, Pastor Rusty Kuhn, speaks of God’s glory being revealed in his new book, Reclaiming the Land: God’s Formula for Revival.  Based on II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land,” the author concisely illustrates the need, solution and results of honoring His name and what the means to us. 
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This is truly an amazing read, with such chapters as: The Prayer that God Heard, Seeing the Signs, Saved with a Holy Calling, Humility for His Honor, The Power of Prayer, Seeking His Face, Honoring the Presence and The End Result that offers an amazing journey into the heart of God.  What does God require?  As believers, we seek His face, but do we really?  The author lists some of the pitfalls of Christianity that can subvert revival.  With this new book, Kuhn has given readers a blueprint for revival using the example of Solomon and God’s Temple.  This book is not only written for believers, but is a testimony to coming to God with a prepared heart and mind in surrendering to His will, not ours. 
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With firm biblical foundations, the author has laid out a clear formula from God’s point of view.  Man’s agenda is not to be followed, and man must move out of the way, repent and call unto God like never before.  If you or your church family desires revival, this is a must-read book that will fan the flames through the written Word, encouragement and practical biblical applications.  Highly recommended! 
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Get Reclaiming the Land: God’s Formula for Revival at Amazon in Paperback, in Kindle and visit Rusty Kuhn at Facebook.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 25, 2018 at 9:51am
What lies within the pages of a book? For one child in author Dy Ann Maddox’s latest children’s book, Read to Me, it is an adventure waiting to be explored. It’s a chance to learning what animals look like and getting to laugh at funny words the characters say. 
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A young girl asks an adult to read to her a book, one that could make her laugh, cackle or chuckle. Her excitement for hearing the book being read to her is expressed through every page, mirroring what any child might feel during the reading of a book. 
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Read to Me is set in rhyming schemes at each line’s end, which help in conveying the excitement young readers might feel as they await what will happen within each page turn. 
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The book shows the typical reactions of a child as he/she is reading or listening to a new book through the whimsical illustrations shown on each page. Wanting to see the pictures and looking forward to laughing are common responses Read to Me demonstrates to readers with the illustrations on the book’s pages.
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Dy Ann mentions that reading is important in the cognitive development of children and encouraging their imaginations to grow. Dedicating her book to her four children and seven grandchildren, Dy Ann advises all children, and adults, to read a book everyday to open their eyes to some exciting reading adventures. 
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So, if you are looking for a book that is not only an enjoyable read for all ages, but is also educational in the lessons about reading, Read to Me is a book that’s quite the page-turner.
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Get your copy of Read To Me at Amazon.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 19, 2018 at 11:29am

Mat with only one t by Jeff Thomas is a beautifully told and illustrated story of Mat and his grandpa. Endearing, Mat talks about his grandpa from the time grandpa spent with him when he was born, to summers fishing with grandpa, continuing with all the loving lessons that his favorite grandpa taught him! With a rhyming saying, “Give a smile and give from your heart, and your gift will keep giving even when you’re apart,” and a memorable ending, the book displays many heartfelt sentiments. In the end, grandpa passed on which makes this book a special read for those little ones dealing with the loss of a grandparent. His giving of a “t” in his name symbolizes salvation and is an opportunity for parents to tap into the salvation message. (Little ones can see the shadow of a t on the grandpa’s back that makes for a lasting mental impression).
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This book opens the door for honest talks about the cycle of life and how much we love our loved ones. This children’s book also is one that children and parents alike are not likely to forget. Although, a sad ending, the story speaks of reality to some and may help children to cope and understand with the difficulties of a losing a loved one. Parents might explain that Heaven is a place where we can see our relatives after we all have gone to Heaven.
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This book comes also highly recommended for a child that may have lost a beloved grandparent, and to Christian parents that would like to talk about salvation to their children.
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The author has done an excellent job in taking a delicate matter and leaving the reader with a touching story that will always be remembered. Mat giving his “t” should remind us all just how much Jesus loved us for giving us His salvation. 
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You may get your copy of Mat with only one t at Amazon in hardcover.
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Title: Mat with only one t
By: Jeff Thomas
ISBN#978-1-63177-596-3
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 18, 2018 at 7:44pm

David R. Stokes invites readers on a delightful road of forgiveness to thriving in every way. Connecting the dots, the author leads readers through the art of storytelling, as Jesus did, to the discovery of grace (through Christ) and relates what that means for us.
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He offers help through the application of forgiveness, mercy, love, patience, the Bible and God’s ways that challenges readers to make an inner-self survey. Dealing with such subjects as: anger, bitterness and unforgiveness, he shows readers the only way to having true and lasting inner peace – through reliance on God and complete forgiveness. Knowing that we all get hurt, even when trying to do “good” things – and even by those who are within the church walls, he begins with the story of the Good Samaritan as a backdrop to the question: What do you do when you receive hurt and/or pain either physically, emotionally, or spiritually from other believers (and others in the world)? Offering true scriptural and Biblical answers, this book offers hope for the journey into forgiveness, the grace of God and a renewing of the mind that leads to maturity in Christ.
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Using such Biblical examples as “Saul of Tarsus” who was later converted to the Apostle Paul and also Joseph’s story, the author also relates a number of compelling true-life stories that add intrigue and captivate one’s intellect and heart. Teaching and instructing along the way, the author advocates Scripture memorization as way to build the inner man and faith – as one learns to “take every thought captive”- and tend to your thoughts as you would a garden – plucking out the weeds. 
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Truthfully, there is not a person on this Earth who can say, “I’ve had a pain free life.” With that in mind, inevitably this book will touch you in some profound way. I have to say this is the only  book, (that I read in only two sessions and wanted to read straight through). I could literally not put the book down! 
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This book is a highly  recommended read for the Church, the Body of Christ, for pastors to hand out or for anyone looking to move forward and get better – not bitter.
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When Good Samaritans Get Mugged at Amazon or Kindle. Visit David at David R. Stokes. For additional books visit Expectation Church Resources.

Comment by Howard Sands on January 16, 2018 at 10:30pm

I am looking for a publisher for my first Christian teaching book. If you have any suggestions, would like to make any comments or would be interested to review my 6 page book publishing proposal to be sent to a publisher i would love to hear from you. Thanks 

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 16, 2018 at 6:07pm

Living Through Troubled Times: Witnessing the Rainbow is an Inspirational Journey by Dianne Tolliver.  It 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.  
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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Title: Living Through Troubled Times
Witnessing the Rainbow
By: Dianne Tolliver
ISBN #978-1-5456-0735-0
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars 
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A Great Inspirational Book! Get your copy of Living Through Troubled Times at Amazon or in Kindle.

 

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