Growing Up In A Communist Country


The Destination

Author Oxana Eliahu shares her incredible autobiography in her book, The Destination. With dreams of making it to America to find wealth and success, her story is captivating. Born in Leningrad, Russia (now Saint Petersburg), Oxana was a Russian born Jew. 

Confused about her identity as a Jew, Oxana at one time became a devout Communist, which was the expected norm within Russia. Growing up in a Communist country, as the reader will experience, was not a walk in the park. Some days they had to wait in long lines for hours just to get a few bananas, some berries and some decent clothes. 

In regards to the subject of religion, Oxana was brought up in a secular atmosphere where there was no talk of God in her household. Believing in evolution, her opinion was that people who trusted in God were primitive. Her only exposure to God was through old books and pictures she saw in museums. God in His sovereignty reveals His unending love for Oxana and that becomes an unforgettable journey of redemption to her God-given destiny.

Then in the 80’s Jews were beginning to be released from Russia. She found herself in Italy as a refugee, seeking a country, but no country would have her. Russia considered her a traitor and Italy would not allow her to work or gain citizenship. Her Visa to America was denied and she found herself hopelessly lost with not enough money to survive. Her story is incredible, filled with anticipation, as she describes her experiences, the persecution, her resolve through the doubt and the heartbreak to The Destination, and how she was once a Russian citizen, a Jew, now without a country or place to call “home.”

Throughout her powerful testimony, the miracles of God become evident, as she discovers Yeshua (Jesus) and begins to find faith through Him. Her story does not end there. God led Oxana to Canada, and then to Israel, and finally to America where she now shares her faith that represents a loving God to readers as He guided her into her purpose as a worship singer and songwriter.
  • The Destination
  • Oxana Eliahu
  • ISBN #978-069279449
  • A CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
The Destination comes highly recommended as one of those rare gems that allows readers to look into the lens of history’s past that encompass the great plans of the Almighty weaved in a tapestry of true-life overcoming, that just makes you want to shout for joy!  Oxana’s narrative of her story will overwhelm you and encourage you with the presentation of the goodness of God. As you will see, Oxana’s story is a triumphant one!

You may get your copy of The Destination at Amazon.

Seeking The Hope of Glory One Page At A Time

Powerful Testimonies of Encouragement to Inspire from a collection of over 40 talented authors full of God’s goodness.  With stories of hope, faith, healing, restoration ~ each one is unique and carries a specific message to the reader. 

Birthed from many years of life experience and the leading of the Holy Spirit to richly bless readers with the hope they need to carry them through.  Inevitability one will speak directly into your heart and soul. 

Filled with sound biblical wisdom, one will glean from the many gifted authors that have participated in this delightful book. As the editor, I was richly blessed as I read each of the testimonies within. 

Authors have been hand-selected to participate and have written from the deep treasuries of their hearts what they felt would bless the body of Christ.  

This book is unique, well-written and carries messages of hope, love and encouragement to all. If you are looking for a book to keep with you (for short daily encouragement), to give as gifts to love ones or just to carry in the car, this is the book for you.  

With Christmas coming up, this would make a perfect gift for family, loved ones and friends!  This book comes highly recommended as a faith-building read.
  • Title: Stories Of Hope 
  • Powerful Testimonies of Encouragement to Inspire
  • By: A Collection of over 40 Authors
  • A CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Stories Of Hope at Amazon.

Amazing Fun Animation Tracts for Children

Awesome animations now in color!  With this gospel tract, you can effectively capture and hold a child's attention as you share the gospel.

Amazing moving images help you explain John 3:16 phrase by phrase.

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. Basing 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!

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.
  • Title: John 3:16 Animated Tract
  • By: Alvin GanA CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
  • A MUST Read
With a 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. 

All products include free-shipping around the world and a 100% money back guarantee. 

From Distrust to Trust

Authors In The Press presents a wonderful book release, Chasing Contentment: Freely Living Life Through Any Circumstance by Shayla Hilton written, “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. This book 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. 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. 10.0 out of 10.0 Stars ~ CBM Book Reviews 

Highlighting Paul’s emphasis in learning to become content in all circumstances and briefly addresses and defines contentment. 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.

These wonderful 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. With 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.

A wonderful and well-written read. Highly recommended as a tool to help one get from negative to positive, offering a journey through to contentment.  Get Chasing Contentment by Shayla Hilton at Barnes and Noble and other fine online bookstores. For more information about Shayla Hilton, her book and for some great ministry,  visit Shayla Hilton at her site.

A Life Changing Short Read

Christian author releases, It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God. Authored by Rachel Lee White this new book release 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.

The author brings insight to the power of prayer, offering hope to others as the author quotes from Creflo Dollar as famously spoke, “Your past does not determine your future.”

A life changing short read. 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.

A heartbreaking story. Born 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.

Truth. Fostering the truth of God’s Word, this book 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. ~ You may visit Rachel at her website, The Disciples of the Blood of the Lamb for more information and some great ministry. 10.0 stars. 

Go Back In Time to the Canadian Wilderness

Hot Of The Press ~ For Immediate Release

Authors In The Press proudly presents Christian author Barbara L. Vanderstel's Front Porch Tales. Go 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. ~ CBM Christian Author Press Releases

Killarney, Canada – Author Barbara L. Vanderstel presents 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. 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 porch. 

Vanderstel offers the taste of life during those days growing up in the Saskatoon country, and a rich family heritage full memories that transcend time and remind others of the value of hard work, family, love, trust in God and the importance of community.

As a mother and author 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 believes everyone has a story to tell. 

Barbara 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.

  
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In The Press - Author Yeral E. Ogando

CBM Christian Book Reviews
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Book Release: Teach Yourself Haitian Creole
Yeral E. Ogando, author

A 10-step book teaching the language of Haitian Creole.  

The author begins by encouraging the students to study just 20 minutes a day.  Giving a broad vocabulary and the verb tenses, in this way, the short term studying will accumulate to practice that is made perfect everyday.

Offering a MP3 Audio download (from the back bonus page) the author has made learning the Haitian Creole language even easier. The first chapter is designed to learn the Creole alphabet, how to read Creole in any text and how to say good morning. 

Step-by-step the author encourages learning vocabulary and the practice of speaking with a person whose native tongue is Creole to further learning the language. 

With plenty of symbols, art and graphs, the author has made this a self-explanatory book that teaches the basis of the Haitian Creole language.  Each part builds upon another.  This is a fun and fast way to teaching oneself this language.

This is an exciting, but very practical way to learn the language.  Highly recommended as a study-guide to those that are new to the language as this is an easy and fast-paced way to learn the tenses and vocabulary of the language. The author has done an excellent job with this book.

With such chapters as: Bonjou - Good Morning, Kouman Ou Ye – How are You, Mwen Konprann Kreyol –I Understand Creole, Nan Biwo-At the Office, Nan Lopital – At the Hospital, Vwayaj Pou Ayiti – Trip to Haiti, Nan Otel La – At the Hotel, Nan Restoran – At the Restaurant, Twa Komante Yo – Three Comments, Kat Atik Espesyal Yo – Four Special Articles, Answers, Glossary and an added Bonus Page, the author presents different scenarios to communicating with the language, such as asking how are you and if one were to go to the hospital, a hotel or restaurant, etc.

You may also visit the author at Aprenda Creol HaitianoYou may get your copy of Teach Yourself Haitian Creole at Amazon, in Kindle and a tBarnes and NobleISBN #13: 9780996687300

The Hope of Glory, Christ

There’s No One Like Jesus by Blake Western displays the preeminence of Christ, being fully God and fully man. Filled with scripture, hymns and poems, the author’s love for Christ shines brightly throughout the book.  Therefore, the author has compiled a short and easy read revealing the foundation of Christianity and WHO Jesus is – in that there is no one like Jesus. 

Develop a deep love and gain perspective into Jesus by His Word, His miracles, His salvation, His friendship and much more as the author reveals the absolute power and majesty of Jesus. Presenting a firm foundation, the author offers keen understanding into why no one can compare to Jesus as the King of kings and Lord of lords.  

With such passion and wisdom, the author displays the true Gospel, Jesus, His birth, His Church and the disciples that lays a foundation of holiness presenting Jesus as the only One True God to many.  Unveiling Jesus in this way makes for an excellent read that will overflow many hearts with love for our Savior and also reminds all that Jesus is – the anchor to our souls and Is answer to everything you will ever need in this life.

An excellent read, this book contains insights and is filled with the Hope of Glory, Christ Himself, as readers will come to understand the majesty and power of the multi-faceted features, nature and character of Jesus.  Jesus was not only the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God, that cleansed the entire Earth and humanity from sin through His blood, all sin was laid upon Him at the cross. His atonement is the only sacrifice that covers sin. Not only did He create the universe and the Earth we live in, He also created through His power all things and holds the entire universe together through His power. His majesty is unmatched, His power and love is unfathomable, His Kingdom and Word will never end.  

This book gives a glimpse into the knowledge of Christ, leading to a deeper understanding of the love and majesty of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. 

Biblically sound doctrine and Kingdom principles encompass this book making it a great book for new or mature believers that desire a deeper insight into Jesus, the man, God and His Word.  This book comes HIGHLY recommended to all to discover the absolute supremacy of Jesus Christ and to rekindle, refocus and ignite a passion for Jesus and His Word! 
  • Title: There’s No One Like Jesus
  • By: Blake Western
  • ISBN #978-1620205006
  • A CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
You can get your copy of There’s No One Like Jesus by Blake Western at Amazon, in Kindle and at other fine online bookstores.

Living A Victorious Life In Marriage

Find Victory. Marriage from Roots to Fruits: Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil by Matt Pavlik is a solid, biblical Christian marriage book and study guide that gives hope for troubled marriages when failure is not an option. 

The divorce rate is at a staggering rate in the U.S. Most couples are bombarded with a myriad of issues that come from encounters with the world’s darkness, sin and the enemy. In this profound book, the author as a licensed professional marriage counselor, gives understanding to your personal design by God that includes your identity and a step-by-step journey of growth in God and within a marriage. He unveils marriage as designed by God that was intended to be an environment where one can grow and prosper.

The author has created a guide, divided into 3 parts as: Spiritual Foundations, Individual Growth & Marital Growth to help readers recognize that good fruit comes from good trees. Therefore, he starts from the root of issues to produce godly fruit. This takes readers within a marriage, individually, or within a small study group, on a journey of self-discovery to enable them to put God back into the picture. Thus, producing a fruitful harvest the way God designed marriage to be enjoyed.

Marriage from Roots to Fruits comes highly recommended as a read that is not only biblical, but practical. 
(Honestly, there is so much in the book that all cannot be listed within a review). 

Within the pages of this book one will learn to view each other as an individual, understand differences and godly roles, while learning to apply godly principles within a marriage that will transform marriages and individuals. The book is certainly an all-encompassing Christian perspective from one who is a professional marriage counselor and has a heart to heal marriages.
  • Title: Marriage from Roots to Fruits: 
  • Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil
  • Author Matt Pavlik
  • ISBN #978-0986383106
As a reviewer that has reviewed hundreds of books, many which are on marriage, this book stands out as one of the best that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. A CBM Book Review ~ 10.0 out of 10.0 plus stars

Is America Sleeping

A must read and wake up call to America before it is too late.

Centered on one of the greatest commandments: Love thy neighbor as thyself - this book takes a look at the position of wealth in America and reminds people that wealth is not to be trusted in, but God who gives to all richly everything to enjoy. With that said, wealth is not meant to be spent on oneself, for purchasing expansive houses or luxury cars, but wealth is meant to help the poor. The author addresses the notion that the poor are somehow being punished for their sins and don’t deserve help. With a historical look at the original twelve apostles, the author brings readers back with scripture to the core values that this country has lived by, which we are quickly losing, as many Americans have forgotten God and living a holy life.

Return to Christianity by A.M. Deigloriam is a wake-up call to America, the complacent, the compromising, the slothful, and all who are disobedient to the Lord’s commands.  The book is not meant to put down anyone, but to lift up and re-focus readers on Christian values that many Americans have lost and/or take for granted.

This read is a highly recommended for those that desire to do good in their sphere of influence. With sound biblical teaching and insight, this author has compiled this book to be a reminder to Americans to return back to Christianity. Also, I would go as far to say that every Christian and member of the Body of Christ should read this book. This message is really a “word” from God - and a call to honor God, to also honor all men whom are created in the image of God, revealing an avenue for repentance. (Yes, repentance – another word Americans don’t like to think of which is rarely taught from the pulpit.) Timely in nature, this message speaks to the greed and apathy of a compromising church, as our country seems to be straying farther away from godly policy to man-made policies that are against the core values of America and against God Himself.

Return to Christianity
A.M. Deigloriam
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Looking Above Your Circumstances

Christian author and intercessor Olivia Batchelor presents Intercession: Breaking into Heaven. A powerful, short read that helps readers understand the divine call of being an Intercessor while shedding biblical light on the art of intercession through scriptures and explanations. Written from her sickbed, this book is, “A gift from God to you,” as the author puts it.  Come and learn how to look above your circumstances and plead for Heaven to come to Earth.

Olivia gives understanding as to what it is to be called as an intercessor, the requirements of an intercessor, the role of the Holy Spirit thereby presenting guidance in development of your gifts, coupled with wisdom and testimonies to help you start your intercessory ministry. 

Through an uplifting momentum, Olivia will help one believe and hold firm to God’s Word as one gains insight into the powerful prophetic anointing that intercessors possess and are called to use. Thus, as an intercessor one is divinely called to plead to God on behalf of another, individually and corporately.  This is the kind of prayer that changes and shapes nations, brings healing to the sick, saves the lost and so much more! This book is about seeing His Kingdom purposes come down to Earth. 

Filled with Insight, this read will uplift your faith to soar like an eagle as one gains understanding into this monumental call from God.  Biblically sound and based on many years of experience as an intercessor and prayer warrior, the author shares what she has learned from over sixteen years in the prayer ministry as an intercessor.  Not only will readers learn the value of intercession, but will also be taught the precious call of an intercessor, and will be encouraged to not let go until God’s will be done in the situation, lives and area the person is praying for comes to fruition.  This book comes highly recommended for those that feel they are called to be an intercessor. 10.0 stars, CBM Christian Book Reviews

What are the differences between the Christian faith, Judaism and the main religions throughout the world?

A highly recommended read. The Common Thread: Uncovering the History of the Christian Faith

Co-authors John and Kristie Gentry answer just that question in their new book and uncover the secrets, personal agendas and mysteries that shaped the Christian faith and Judaism, revealing a common thread of the similarities within religion that will surprise and intrigue readers. With concise research and a firm Biblical background, this book presents a look into such religions such as: Islam, Hinduism, the scientific theories, religions amongst indigenous tribes throughout the world and much, more.

In this book one will:


  • Discover an exciting read displaying the commonality of the main world religions.
  • Understand the main enemies of Christianity over time ~ that have been both the churches and the law of certain empires throughout history.
  • Understand patterns and personal agendas throughout history that have shaped religion.
  • Uncover the reality of the exclusion of information and certain religious writings throughout the past not included in the current copy of the Holy Bible.
  • Understand Christianity and how Christianity relates to world religions.
  • Unlock the mysteries to religions as the authors debunk the myths surrounding certain religions.

Exciting, intriguing and well-researched, this is a must read for Christians and theology students wanting to understand the Christian faith and world religions.  

Discussing the Nature of Christianity

With teaching from the Old and New Testaments, the author helps new and mature believers alike.  This short book is designed as a guide to help readers (unbelievers and also those exploring Christianity) to make better spiritual decisions for the betterment of their lives.   Discussing the, “nature of Christianity; its origins; the fundamentals principals; the foundational teachings; and how it answers questions to everyday life,” (p.13) is what the book covers by boiling down the essentials of the principles of the Christian faith, so that those examining Christianity can understand the belief systems and where they came from.

Reid A. Ashbaucher in his book, The Christian Faith: A Quick Guide to Understanding its Inter-Workings, gives a historical overview of the Christian faith from the beginning. Filled with a multi-faceted presentation of the compilation of the Bible, the Gospel, to include teachings on the nature of God, the mysteries of Christ, with an overview of different doctrines to include the ministry of the Holy Spirit – this book lacks nothing.  Any question you have about Christianity will be answered in this book as the author presents historical background, and the beliefs and values of the Christian faith in such a way that is concise, interesting, accurate, and presents the truth of the Scriptures and Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  This is one amazing read as the author gives a summary of how books of the Bible emerged into the canonization, giving his interpretation from a Protestant perspective, in which he explains also.  Easy-to-read and full of facts as scripture from the Bible, the author tackles a difficult subject and helps readers in understanding the entirety of the Christian faith.

This is a very interesting and highly recommended read that comes from years of study – giving insight to better understand the Bible as a whole, the main tenants of the Christian faith and to encourage and edify the Body of Christ.  Many will come to understand what the Nicene Creed means that has continued on in many Christian churches today, while also learning the different denominations of the Christian faith as well. With chapters such as: The Historical Beginning; The Gospel: From Beginning to End; The Historical Teachings of the Faith; The Canon and its Translations; The Inter-Workings of the Church; The Book of Romans: An Essay Perspective on its Teachings to the Church and Study Guide Suggestions the book is an excellent read.  

The Christian Faith
A Quick Guide to Understanding its Inter-Workings
Reid A. Ashbaucher

This book comes highly recommended for those that are looking to understand the Christian faith and the Bible.  Sincerely, all Christians should partake of this read, whether you are a new believer or curious about the Christian religion, this book will guide you into a deeper understanding of Scripture from a biblical and historical perspective, that will lead to a deeper understanding of God, Kingdom principles and the precious Word of God. 

A CBM Book Review
10.0 stars out of 10.0

and in Kindle Edition.

Get Your Copy of Jewel of Hope Today

A Highly Recommended Page Turner.

Beautifully illustrated and based on Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,” the author has written a wonderful fantasy fiction novel – involving hope, encompassing the unseen war of supernatural evil perpetrated upon unsuspecting souls upon Earth.
  
A page turner. Intertwined with a Christian-faith based theme, this read offers an engaging adventure that is geared towards young adults.  The story takes place in Fountain Gorge, a small city in the Northwest United States that is under siege from a portal of evil that needs to be shut.  Kaleb James, at only 12 years old, is the chosen one within his family to break a generational curse.  This curse has caused the death of five children within the same family.  He and his cousin Kate set out to find the precious hope – a jewel -that will stop the evil and reverse the curse that has been cast on generation upon generation. 

Fast-paced, exciting and beautifully illustrated, the book is filled with adventure, faith and action from the beginning as the author teaches to readers to find hope and trust in God no matter what as the team overcomes what seems to be insurmountable mountains that stand in the way of truth and justice.  This is a classic story of good versus evil, with good overpowering the evil through intriguing characters, encoded prophecy, clues and journeys that will keep young adults and pre-teens glued to what’s happening next.  A highly recommended fiction fantasy novel that will give young minds an inspiring and faith-based read.

Standing On The Rock In Times of Darkness

IN THE CLEFT
New Christian Release

Dana speaks of experiencing the death of her late husband, young son and mother-in-law – all in one fail swoop, incredibly, her second husband’s cancer and young son’s diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor came simultaneously.  As a desperate mother supporting her husband through his battle with cancer, she finds herself in a deep tunnel – angry at the God she loved.  Her book depicts the trial of faith all endured, including her family as they watched with horror, and dealt with something that was unthinkable.  In her desperation, Dana finds God, encounters His Spirit and is kept safe, as her world’s foundations were crumbling.  

Dana learns to stand on the Rock, and His foundation, and gives testimony of His powerful love and strength that kept her through it all.  This touching memoir gives her account of the incredible grief of one mother that lost it all, yet lived to have hope and faith in God despite insurmountable circumstances.  Her journey will leave an indelible imprint upon your soul and reveals the “deeper” things of God and His love as Dana relates her powerful testimony that “Joy” can come after the mourning. 

Enduring the darkest of nights in the darkest of valleys, Goodman relates hope, humor and candor as she
Dana Goodman
gives flickers of light throughout her experience.  Taking time to breath and remember: the special moments tucked away in her heart with her son that led up to his last days, Dana exhibits the power of God through tragedy that can and will sustain one through deep grief.  As a mother, you will cry.  As a daughter, you will weep. As a grandmother or grandfather, times gone by will bring healing tears.  Yet, God can and will carry you through the dark night of the soul to the other side where there is life again.  She boldly proclaims that God is able, even when we run, He is ever faithful.   

Holding a Master’s Degree in counseling, Dana has worked in private practice for five years, specializing in grief counseling and family therapy. Dearly believing that all need to see the beauty in life, she relishes moments with her own family and loves contemplating life through writing, her Bible and a latte.  As a licensed grief counselor, Dana Goodman, wants readers to know – God cares, He can be trusted, relied upon and He can get you through the darkest night of the soul. Those broken places can be healed, joy can come again and dreams can come alive again.  This book is a must-read for anyone who has been devastated by cancer or a tragedy, like death, that they can’t seem to get past.  

 In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning: A Story of Hope After Tragedy, 
($14.47 paperback, 978-1498408745, $ 3.99 e-book, 1498408745).


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