The Beauty of Israel
Home sweet home. It’s always good to be home in Israel, where I lived for 20 years.
This picture was taken in Bat Yam, Israel, a little town on the Mediterranean Sea, where I lived for 20 years. Bat Yam means “The Daughter of the Sea” It’s a very beautiful place with 3.2 km (2 mi) long promenade along the ocean lined with many café’, pubs and restaurants. The city has six beaches, one of which is protected by a breakwater. When I lived in Israel, I used to come here often to breath the fresh air of the sea, to rest from the day heat and to see wonderful sunsets.
In Israel it’s hard to find a quite place. People are everywhere. Even in the very early morning hours many people are already at the beach. In Bat Yam, Israel there are many hotels, you can always hear foreign languages, because of many visitors coming and staying in Israel for vacation. They choose Bat Yam, Israel because it’s a very lively and exotic area.
Many different ethnic groups of people live in Bat Yam, Israel. There are many secular Jews as well as a ultra orthodox religious groups. There are Jews from Russia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Poland, France and more.
So many wonderful memories associated with this place. Some of my best songs were born in my soul right here, in Bat Yam, Israel.
I just want to praise my Adonai (Lord) for bringing me here again and again. Thank you, Abba for your love and faithfulness. “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Psalm 63:4)
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A must have, must read - Big Bang Theology: God’s Purpose for Creation by Dr. WM D’Leoni offers readers (college age and above) insight into God’s purpose for their lives. With a creative twist, the book is named, dubbed after the Evolutionist’s Big Bang, recalibrated into the Big Bang Theology. Written in Epistle form (letter format), like the Epistles in the Bible, the author, a college professor speaks to his audience in the hopes that they will find salvation and purpose for their lives.
Within his read, the targeted collegial audience is just beginning their independent life and careers, as the author presents important life questions that he answers with compassion and scripture verses.
Why am I here? What is my purpose? Who is God and what is a spiritual reboot? The author makes his book fun and interesting, while giving a biblical foundation to those that wonder what God’s purpose is for Creation and mankind.
Intertwined with faith-building guidance and Scripture, the book is easily divided into 6 chapters such as: The Purpose of Creation, Big Bang Love, Big Bang Faith, Big Bang Hope, Big Bang Reverberations and Big Bang Ruminations. The author offers a fantastic read that helps readers fully understand faith, hope, eternal life, not being conformed to the world’s standards that give sound advice to readers.
The author offers a keen biblical understanding to being born again, accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, the realities on Heaven and Hell, offering a real-life guide as to how to live life according to God’s ways, not man’s. The author writes with many years of wisdom, explaining in layman’s terms in such a way, this book will surely grab youths’ attention. For example, The Most Expensive Christmas Present, is the author’s way of speaking loud and clear to our youth about the birth of Jesus Christ and why this present is so important to them. Reading his book is like getting sound advice, in an interesting way, from a wise old grandfather.
For several reasons listed in the book, the author has a clear purpose in writing to his targeted audience (his past and present) collage age and young adult students. Mainly, he wants others to understand their purpose and live fully as God intended, alive to the Spirit and saved.
This book comes highly recommended for not only “Big Bang Theory” fans (the author’s personal favorite TV show), but the many college age students who want to understand what their place and purpose is in all of God’s great Creation.
A wonderful, well-rounded, biblical read that has the potential to reach those Millennials out there for Christ without boring them to death! Well done!
- Title: Big Bang Theology: God’s Purpose for Creation
- By: Dr. WM D’Leoni
- ISBN #9781498457453
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The Kingdom of Christ by Chun J. Kim presents an easy-to-read overview of the Bible. With keen insight, the author begins with the use of Key Verses, Biblical Commentary, and the Greek root word meanings, that state that the Bible is meant for every human being. 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Explaining God’s purposes, promises, and Eternity through creation, the author begins from Genesis, The Promise to Abraham and his seed, then proceeds to the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. This book helps readers understand the two kingdoms that coincide within the earthly realm and that of the spirit. Shedding light on the dimensional translation and the awakening of man’s spirit from living in the flesh (Satan’s domain) to living in the Spirit (the Kingdom of Christ), thus bringing truth and God’s Word into light. Thus, revealing God’s plans and purposes for all of mankind, this book offers an easily understood explanation of the Word of God, eternity and what that means to you.
Offering a keen explanation of why living in the Spirit is so important now, believers and unbelievers alike, will come to understand the Bible in such a way that brings life and hope to all.
This is an important book that explains the purpose of the Bible, the functionality of the Old and New Testament to that brings a deeper understanding of the mysteries of God in an easy readable format. The author presents basic concepts that are easily understood and splits the Bible up into several different categories such as: Purpose, Key Verses, The Word of God, God’s Promises for Eternity,Abraham and his seed, the Spirit, and the fulfillment that we have In Jesus Christ.
Additional chapters speak of: God’s Promise Of The Spirit, God's Mystery Revealed, Jesus Christ's Return by the Holy Spirit, We Are Raised with Jesus Christ, Promise of Sonship, We Become Sons of God with Christ, , God’s Promise Was Fulfilled In Jesus Christ, Trasnlated to the Kingdom of God by the Holy Spirit, Heirs of the Kingdom of God, Worship of God Being In One Spirit with Christ and explains Old and New Testaments to reveal God’s plan for all mankind and creation. A must read for all ~ CBM Book Reviews
- Chun J. Kim
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- The Kingdom of Christ
Many Christians live a life where they try to pursue God's blessings like Charlie Brown attempting to get the football, only to have it pulled away at the last moment. The reason is they believe blessings are something they can only receive by earning God's favor by doing a list of good works of some kind.
Dr. Nadine A. Forrest offers a new book on the manifest blessings of God available through divine principles.
In Manifest Blessings, Dr. Nadine A. Forrest shows from the Scriptures the wonderful truth that God's blessings are already in a Christian's life, and are just waiting to be discovered and manifested. Using scores of Bible references, Manifest Blessings provides a road map for uncovering the hidden treasures that exists in every person's spiritual field that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13.
Dr. Nadine A. Forrest is an Apostle, teacher, and preacher whom was raised in Brooklyn, NY. As a young
child, she was shy, yet very poetic and expressive. She was raised in a family of nine: six brothers and two sisters. Dr. Forrest, who is also the Senior Pastor of Bringing Back Pentecost Outreach Ministries, has preached extensively and internationally and now seeks to move into the new call of being an Author.
This will be the first of many books to be written by Dr. Forrest who holds an honorary D.D. and also double Bachelors in Theology and Religious Education. Dr. Forrest's desire is that Manifest Blessings and all books to come will help to change the hearts and minds of God's people and lead them to greater discovery of what He has for us.
Award-winning and multi-published author, L.B. Johnson, releases her new novel, Small Town Roads. Heart-warming and endearing, this read brings the reality of small town life and the meaning of community, life-long friendships and the healing of a grieving soul to readers.
Through a series of journal entries by Rachel as one of the main characters and a beautifully written narrative, the author sheds light on renewed hope in God’s purposes and will, despite past and current circumstances.
After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice, she dreamed of a wonderful life in the city. Sometimes, life does not turn out the way that we planned; and along the way, the past seems to cast a shadow of dullness into life’s perspective that one may not realize the drift from a life that is supposed to be vibrant and colorful.
Refreshing and uplifting, L.B. Johnson has eloquently portrayed the different seasons and paths that life takes us on. Rachel has committed to a new life in her house that her Aunt Ruby left Rachel upon her death. Rachel has also dedicated herself to journaling. She is not sure why she moved here because she has no family to speak of in this small town she had visited as a child. Welcomed change and new life enters Rachel’s through Evelyn, her new neighbor and a lifetime resident of the town, bringing restored hope and a life-long, treasured friendship.
All proceeds from L.B. Johnson’s books are donated to Search Dog Foundation organization that trains rescue dogs to sniff out survivors under rubble.
L.B. Johnson is the author of the Amazon’s #1 Bestseller, Book of Barley and Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption. She also has been awarded the Readers Favorite International Silver Book Award for Excellence in Writing. She is a former commercial pilot currently working in federal service after obtaining a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. L.B Johnson currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband (an Engineer) and their beloved rescue dog
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Helping Hurricane Matthew Survivors in Jeremie, Haiti
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Author, Painter of Horses, Chuck DeHann releases The Makin' of a Cowboy Evangelist.
Eric is a young cowboy in his mid-twenties, a drifter, in search of purpose in his life. He seeks to fill the emptiness that he feels in his soul and has questions that are burning deep within him. Stumbling upon a bookstore and a Bible, and with the help of a friendly clerk, his questions get answered. He has found a new friend, the Bible and God!
Coupled with original, hand-sketched artwork by the author, each chapter leads the reader on the adventure of a lifetime. Eventually finding his life purpose, this delightful read reveals God’s amazing love for all His creation and invites you to begin on your own God adventure.
As a Horse Trainer, Rodeo Contestant, cutting and reining horse trainer, Chuck DeHaan’s book sheds light
on God’s salvation through His Word, the Bible. Showcasing the Bible and the great peace that is available to everyone through Jesus Christ, this book is captivating and inspiring with a Western theme throughout. Well-written and fast-paced, readers will enjoy this young man’s search for true meaning in life.
Chuck DeHaan is an Award winning Painter of Horses. To see Chuck’s paintings be sure to visit him at his site, Chuck DeHaan.
In The News: John 3:16 Animated Tract Capture and hold a child's attention with this awesome gospel tract. Amazing moving images help you explain John 3:16 as you share the gospel.
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John 3:16 Animated Tract
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Alvin Gan demonstrates the Gospel and the way to salvation in a fascinating and fun John 3:16 Animated children’s tract.
With the use of the famous verse in the Bible (John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. NCV) and an incredibly fun and innovative way to keep a child’s attention, the author has developed John 3:16 to share the Good News through the use of moving animation. This children’s tract shares the Gospel message in a way that will impact children.
The author bases his motivation on Jesus’ statement, “Let the little children come,” this author has created products (see his website below) that will not only bless, but teach the way to salvation in Jesus Christ. Children can win family and friends to Christ through the amazing fun animation. These little children’s tracts have the potential to be life-changing!
Through creative talent and focusing on the joy, salvation, and eternal life offered through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the author teaches the basics of the Gospel and has created a website that encompass such products as: animated tracts, pop-up tracts, greatest gift sticker story, wordless tracts, pumpkin shaped candy tracts for Halloween time, Easter egg shaped candy tracts for Easter time, The True Story of Christmas and a tract developed for sharing the Gospel to older children in a contemporary grungy style, with the John 3:16 verse available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Products are also available in a larger size and all materials are available in bundle amounts. This is an innovative and powerful evangelism tool to teach the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life to children.
Very highly recommended for Christians, churches, children and youth ministries to purchase as a way of sending kid’s on evangelism trips and to use within a vacation Bible School this summer. All products include free-shipping around the world and a 100% money back guarantee.
For further information and some wonderful ministry, visit Let The Little Children Come.
Chasing Contentment is filled with insight that will help one to rise above circumstances that presents a balanced and biblical perspective to living life from an eternal perspective.
To every woman who is determined to live the life God has uniquely designed for her to live. What a wonderful testimony to the power and purpose of living in God’s plan and will for your life.
The author gives inspiration and biblical principals that foster the truth of God’s Word and a renewing of the mind that brings encouragement and peace to one’s mind and heart, as the chapters progress, one will learn to find satisfaction and be content despite circumstances.
The author gives easy-to-read and short chapters that will help a person engage on a journey that moves forward. Progressive in nature, this teaching gives plenty of the Word of God that offers hope. Each chapter addresses how to live in world with contentment. The Bible says that living with contentment is great godly gain. When you can live in obedience to this, life is bigger, better and brighter than ever before.
Read such chapters as Positively Powerful, Ditching Doubt, From Distrust to Trust, Courageous: Facing the Fear, Confidence is Calling, Healing for the Hardened Heart, Press Pause, Peace Not Pieces, Saying ‘Yes’ to Surrender, and Situated in Satisfaction, the author advocates intimacy with the Father, Son, and Spirit. At the end of each chapter are personal reflections and a prayer to one emphasize the chapter’s content.
Trusting in God to complete the good work that He has begun. It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God by Rachel Lee White is a faith-filled and unique book of prayers bringing to light her own experiences that relays the message to readers in that we over come by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.
Bringing insight to the power of prayer, the author offers hope to others that as the author notes from Creflo Dollar as famously spoke, “Your past does not determine your future.”
Three short chapters cover: Early Childhood, Young Adulthood, and Middle Adulthood to Present Day that are designed to relate to God. Readers will find this book an inspiration as to how to know and draw near to our Father in Heaven through the connection of prayer.
Out of much grief, her story is heartbreaking as she was orphaned at the age of 10 by violence that penetrated her home through her father who wounded her mother, which led to her death and his eventual suicide. Raised by her grandmother, the chronic grief opened unwanted “drama” in the author’s life. Finding herself with 2 babies and homeless by the age of 18, she was persuaded by Child Services to give her children to Foster Care, and soon followed their adoption.
Applying the truth of God’s Word, It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God comes highly recommended as an inspirational tool to young adults (especially young teenage girls) that need to understand that nothing is their fault (as the title denotes) and that God is able to complete the work He has begun. This is an amazing short prayer testimonial filled with Scriptural and foundational truths that renew the mind that will catapult readers towards thankfulness and the amazing love and grace of God.
A Highly Recommended Read!
With enduring harsh climates, blizzards, and snow up to the rooftops, life was filled with hard work, fun, country dances and summer time memories from the view of Barbara’s Front.
A wonderful must read, Barbara L. Vanderstel's Front Porch Tales, reminiscent of an era gone by, offering a glimpse of her family’s heritage as a farm family in the Canadian wilderness. Exciting, and invigorating, her childhood memories come alive as she begins the telling of being raised in a small rural town in the 1950’s.
Let Barbara take you back in time to the Canadian wilderness, full of adventure and fun from Barbara’s life to yours, offering exciting insight into an era long gone.
As an author, mother, and Christian, Barbara L. Vanderstel has fond memories of growing up in the Canadian rural farmland. After taking a two-year writing course, Barbara discovered her love of writing and began to write A Book of Love in 2012 and Front Porch Tales in 2014 as a memorial to her family heritage. She has believes everyone has a story to tell. She encourages all to look up to heavenly things, and to not focus on earthly things (Colossians 3:2).
Her life motto and one that she teaches all is to never give up on their dreams. Her writings inspire and encourage others to appreciate where they came from and to love God with all your heart, mind and strength.
Here is what others are saying about this highly sought after end times prophecy novel.
Strikingly Comforting!! This is an excellent demonstration of a story capable of intertwining scripture into the actual story-line. Knowing what the bible says for such a time as is depicted in SCARS, the author is still able to provide intrigue, mystery, suspense and emotion. Absolutely loved this work and thought it strong writing seeing post rapture events through a child's eye. - N. Thomas, Amazon reviewer
Scars is a very powerful story about the prophecies of Revelation as seen through the eyes of a teenaged girl. Patience Prence does a marvelous job of switching the scenes back and forth between what is the present state of mind and condition of Rebekah and the events which led to that situation. Both the characters and the plot are very well developed. Unlike other End Times novels, Scars does not get bogged down with in-depth theological discussions of the prophecies and, instead, presents the major points along with the consequences for the actions of the characters. Patience Prence succeeds in telling an exciting and emotionally moving story while also presenting a very believable interpretation of the events foretold in the book of Revelation. Very well done! - Sheila Rae Myers, Author
Written with a passion and love for life Bill Morgenstein superbly expresses an incredible disdain for injustice and unrighteousness throughout his book as threads of righteousness are woven throughout the pages to encourage and inspire others to find their own journey in living and loving life.
A journey into The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn from Bill Morgenstein encapsulates days of the past and current, describing what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn, New York, to have dreams fulfilled and to have dreams die. Find out what it was really like “back then” during the Depression and war years from one who lived and overcame through all the ups and downs of life. A highly entertaining, well-written read that says: “No matter what, don’t give up!”
Bill Morgenstein writes his life memoir in The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn ~ a fantastically written autobiography looking back at his life as a “good Jewish boy”, to his career, his family, his upbringing, his education and all the crazy, memorable and tragic experiences that made him into the man he is today.
An excellent and highly recommended memoir! Funny, even hilarious at times, readers will enjoy this man’s journey from childhood into adulthood. His dream was to play for the New York Yankees ~ a dream that was caught up by the cares of the world. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, the author entered the military and did 18 months in a non-combat zone in Korea. His exploits, travels and business savvy are highlighted throughout and upon his return became the successful President of an import/export footwear company before the age of thirty, another dream that did come to pass.
Multi-published author Laurie Larsen, an inspirational romance and Christian fiction author best known for her EPIC Award Winning book for best Spiritual Romance of 2010, Preacher Man, has now released her best-selling 3 Book Series, Pawleys Island Paradise - The series includes Roadtrip to Redemption (Book 1) (#1 on Amazon’s free list in the Inspirational Category) and Tide to Atonement, (Book 2) (#1 in the Kindle Store for Inspirational Fiction).
Her latest release and book 3, Journey to Fulfillment is set to be released on February 3, 2015, taking readers through a journey of a married couple through the tragic kidnapping, yet triumphant recovery of their daughter. Tragic events have a way of impacting married couples differently as Tom and Marianne find themselves at odds with each other. Instead of a celebration of their reuniting with their daughter, some soul searching sends Tom and Marianne on a journey – to fulfillment. Christian based author Laurie Larsen writes an inspiring story in Journey to Fulfillment that will touch the heart and re-captivate love and romance in marriage.
You may get your copy of Journey to Fulfillment at Amazon.
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Press Release, Estero, Florida ~ Sarah Janisse Brown releases Windows to our World: Sarah’s Journal-Growing Up, Crossing Oceans, Finding Love and Giving Life to 10 Children. An amazing journey through life, love and the birthing and raising of ten children. Unforgettable and inspiring, Sarah Janisse Brown opens a window for you to peer into her life traveling abroad and ministering abroad. And states, “Stories are meant to be told!”
Endearing and full of adventures, learn of Sarah’s life from childhood, building rock fortresses, exploring through the woods with their trusty dog, her struggles to read as a child to finding first love and marrying her husband – all standing strong in their Christian faith. Come and experience her many adventures as a mother of ten that will inspire all homeschooling moms, women of all ages and young teens to live a life centered in the hope of Christ. One will learn that living in obedience to God’s commands brings blessings, as putting God’s desires first will lead to a renewed life, which this book demonstrates so well.
As a happy wife, mother of ten, an artist, multi-published author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Dyslexia Games, Sarah Janisse Brown expresses a life lived out each day with hope and faith in God as her and her husband decided to give up the American dream. Learn what that entailed and how God has worked all things out for their good. An epic true-life story, filled with adventure, the Brown family has also recently appeared in an episode of House Hunters as they relocated from Ohio to Veneto, Italy. Be inspired to live each day anew with this exciting book! Dare to dream with this book.
Get your copy of Windows To Our World: Sarah’s Journal-Growing Up, Crossing Oceans, Finding Love and Giving Life to 10 Children at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores.
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Recommended for easy reading and daily devotional time, this book of selected poems offers grace and light to each day. You will be refreshed and thoroughly blessed ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews
Selected Poems (1st Edition) by Brenda Elizabeth Rose is a handful of enchanting and poignant poems, 45 in all. Each describes a certain theme - life, loss, God’s gift, love, hope, faith, admiration of nature or friends, originating from a long life by Miss Rose who has chosen to write out her legacy and thoughts in these short poems.
Readers will find her poems thoughtful, reminiscent and beautiful. One can inspire, one poem can change your mind or just lift you up for the day - many speak of God, His love and nature. Eloquently laid out, this culmination of poems is done in style with handwriting and makes an excellent gift or coffee table book. ~ 9.8 out of 10.0 stars