Tony V. Lewis Books

Highly Recommended!

The Message & the Messenger: A Guide to Basic Sermon Preparation & Ministry Protocol

Dr. Tony V. Lewis, President of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary offers practical, scholarly, academic and practical preparation in sermon preparation, but greater than that, this book sheds his insight from a pastoral perspective on the preaching and teaching ministry call. This may be the only book you will need on this subject, covering a clear guide and roadmap to service from the pulpit to the masses. Dr. Lewis writes, “The call to ministry and to preaching is also a call to preparation and a call to study.”

A must-read for all who have been called to preach!


A Must Read!

Word Potential: Essays on the Faculty of Spoken Words

Dr. Tony V. Lewis as a pastor, preacher and founder of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary speaks “life” of the Word of God into readers’ lives! Giving a transparent, yet thought-provoking and challenging premise derived from the Word of God, as speaking spirits, we are called to “speak” not “talk”. Those who talk only consume, but those who speak create by the very Word of God. This is one of those books EVERY Christian should know, learn and have in their arsenal to share with others. 

YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL!



Filled With Wisdom!

The Wife He Wants - What a Godly Man Seeks in a Wife

Dr. Tony V. Lewis writes on the subject of returning a relationship into the loving resource it was meant to be. This not a one-sided male chauvinistic view on what a woman should be without any accountability from the male counterpart of the relationship. In his pivotal, yet practical and biblical viewpoint, the author gives insight, tips, guidelines into sharing meaningful relationships and restoring balance so that both sides to end in a compliment to each other. This book will bring understanding to 7 things of what a godly man should desire in a wife, while setting the bar for behavior, attitudes and actions on both parties from a firm godly perspective.

A must-read for godly men desiring a godly wife. For women this book might be designed to understand your ideal mate and/or husband. For couples, this book might enhance and give practical insight into your relationship that can promulgate change for the better.

For more information about the author, his books and some wonderful ministry, visit TVLewis Books.

Hours of Reading Enjoyment for Kids

Come along with The God Squad in this exciting and sometimes mysterious mission. Their mission: rescue a fellow classmate being targeted by bullies and help make Carver Preparatory a safe place for all students. 

But before the God Squad can help Taylor, the mission quickly unravels and takes a dramatic turn when after meeting with the God Squad, Taylor ends up in the hospital due to a suspicious accident. Angel finds herself overtaken with doubting her abilities to lead the mission and battling the giants in her dreams. She ends up at odds with the other members of the God Squad and questions if she should continue in the group. Just when all seems lost, Angel has an encounter with a mysterious stranger and is introduced to the “just in case clause.” But, is it enough to get the mission back on track and defeat the giants overtaking Carver Preparatory?


New Christian Book Releases

Welcome to Authors In The Press. Here you will find some fantastic books, recently released and new releases for your reading pleasure. Be sure to visit each book's Amazon page where you can read book reviews and get additional information about the author and their book.

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CBM Book Review - A Must Read

God Squad Mission Him-Possible II: 
The Giant Slayer

The God Squad Episodes are an upcoming series to watch!  As a parent, I would highly recommend this book to young middle school and high school girls. What a blessing to have a positive Christian perspective applied to the issue of bullying that plague our schools in many different ways! ~ CBM

God Squad Mission Him-Possible II: The Giant Slayers by Darlene Laney depicts a group of high school age girls at Carver Preparatory Academy. Carver Prep is a prestigious school, yet there are some serious issues within the school that the God Squad addresses. The God Squad is a group of young girls led by Ms. Foster, their school-site advocate, in a program called the Peer Mentor Program. This program is geared to help encourage students in all aspects of school life through a peer mentorship. The God Squad girls are all peer mentors and they are sent to help Taylor.

Taylor is a normal girl who encounters a series of bullying that ends climatically, as the bullying turns into a violent assault upon Taylor. With the God Squad, they help mentor Taylor through it all, meanwhile addressing the issues of bullying. Bringing a Christian perspective into the mix, the girls seek a proactive approach, offering solutions to mend the school. Vibrant, filled with witty dialogue, readers will be kept glued to the pages with the interaction of the characters throughout the book. The author also presents some of the basics of the Christian faith and spiritual warfare, namely “Prayer Power” as the girls call it, while teaching essentials of the armor of God.

This book comes as a highly recommended and unique work for tweens, teens, students, teachers and parents addressing the issue of bullying, offering solutions and a godly way of handling trials. Coupled with a Christian perspective on prayer, spiritual warfare, each student learns the importance of being a team player, treating others with respect and adhering to godly ways, in which prayer and honor are the first and foremost within the God Squad ethic.

Wonderfully inspiring, with well-developed characters that the author has created brings to life the principle of becoming “Giant Slayers” in God.

Book Title: God Squad Mission Him-Possible II: 
The Giant Slayers
By: Darlene Laney
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

There Is More


René Harkins born and raised in Germany shares in his autobiography "I AM better than you think" how he experiences deep voids in his heart as a child, caused by an unhealthy family environment. Trying to find satisfaction in drugs he gets caught in the vicious cycle of Heroin for almost 20 years. Crime, police and prison are part of it.
Believing that there is more to life than what you can see, he goes on a spiritual journey which takes him all over the world. He comes in contact with different religions, philosophies, and new age movements where he meets Gurus and Priests, practicing Yoga, Buddhistic Meditation and prayer.
The result of his search is so overwhelming, he experiences a complete transformation, discovers the reason for life, and his true identity. As the healing takes place on the inside, restoration is visible on the outside. He finds a wonderful wife, has children, leads a private language school, teaches at the public school, experiences financial overflow and ... so much more. 

Amazed about the true identity of who he really is, he realizes that the boundaries set by human thinking are no longer his limits. Get your copy of I AM Better Than You Think at Amazon.

Victory In The Face of Adversity and Youthful Rebellion.

A collection of real-life battles, giving insight into the spiritual battle. These Christian fiction novels have a theme of redemption and restoration for today’s youth. 

The author has created a unique series that touches on controversial subjects that face our youth of today. With compassion and tough love, the books present an overcoming victory in the face of adversity and youthful rebellion.

JR Thompson releases, The Worthy Battle Series

Rebuilding Alden - Alden is a delinquent youth bent on destroying himself. With abusive and violent tendencies, he meets Probation Officer Phillip Bones whose tough love and sacrificial service give Alden a fighting chance. This story offers an endearing look at the story of a rebellious teenager redeemed by the love of God. Bones sometimes unconventional ways bring suspense and intrigue to a story that turns out better than expected!

Redirecting Billy – Book 2 in The Worthy Battle Series depicts a young boy named Billy whose scheming, lying and thievery are a way of life. Defiant and a possible gang banger, Billy’s life consists of drugs and hussling which are no big deal to Billy. He also sees nothing wrong with usury and making the government pay for his way while he sits at home doing whatever his young heart wills. Billy is easily angered and believes a life of crime is his only future until he meets Probation Officer Phillip Bones. Bones is determined to teach this young man integrity, respect and hard work as a way to success instead of living the life of the streets.

Reprogramming Carlos – Book 3 in The Worthy Series presents Carlos Estrada. A classic clown with no cares in the world. His choice of function is to not take anything seriously. His immaturity is an embarrassment and he is on a path to becoming known as a possible sex offender. In this series, Bones questions whether or not he can help this kid who just does not seem to care about anything. In this heart-wrenching series, a rollercoaster ride of emotions culminates into a story that will make you jump for joy.

Reforming Dawson – Book 4 in The Worthy Battle Series, Dawson, a rich kid born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth thinks his money is what makes him better than everyone else. And worse, Dawson thinks his bribes and temptations will sway Bones from treating him the same as everyone else. It’s obvious Dawson needs a strong reality check and needs to learn the value of good day’s work with a firm lesson on the value of money. With his work cut out for him, Bones proceeds to teach Dawson valuable life lessons that will he will appreciate, once he learns his money can’t save him.

Renovating Elliot – Book 5 in The Worthy Battle Series, Elliot depicts a young boy drowning his problems with alcohol abuse and illegal activity. He seems to like being bad, but his friends realize that Elliot is on his way down into a spiraling death spin that will leave him at the bottom with no way out. But that doesn’t scare Elliot. He likes being in control and no one will tell him what to do – that’s until Probation Officer Phillip Bones gets a hold of him. Bones is in for a battle and a spiritual one at that with this kid! Readers will cheer for joy as they watch Elliot’s transformation. 

Refurbishing Felipe – Book 6 in The Worthy Series, Refurbishing Elliot takes readers on a thrill ride of emotions and into a deep spiritual battle for Felipe’s mind. Controlled by outbursts and radical mood swings, Felipe’s bipolar episodes seemed to be spiraling out of control. His grandparents thought he would outgrow his mood swings but are worried that they are leading Felipe down a very dark path. Bones thinks he has a way of helping Felipe without the use of drugs since Felipe refuses to take his medication; Bones is everyone’s last chance. Felipe and Bones are in for the fight of their life. Will darkness succumb to the light?  

JR Thompson has been an advocate for youth for over eighteen years. As a current assistant pastor and director of Canaan’s Land Boys Ranch, his love for under-privileged youth spans a lifetime of service as a mentor, housing foster children, as an adoptive parent, and also as a director for at-risk youth programs. His love and sacrifice remind us all what love looks like to those youth that are our future. Many youths today need loving guidance and a Biblical foundation.  

For more information visit JR Thompson's Amazon page

Finding Victory Over Darkness

A Must Read - Carving Hope out of Depression: Victory Over Darkness and a Path to Self-Love by David Harder offers hope for anyone who has or is suffering with depression, loneliness, hopelessness or considered suicide as a way to end the pain. 

His book presents hope in Jesus Christ, no matter what religion or belief system one holds, we all have different lives, encounters and experiences, yet there is one common thread we all need: Redemption in the love of God. He encourages all to look up to God for help, offering a discovery of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, shedding light on His Word, His hope, His love and offering a light to lead the way out of darkness.

Finding himself with no hope after a string of failed marriages and dashed hopes, the author writes how he once considered suicide as a way to end it all. His journey gives understanding on “how” God’s light saved him through a series of divine appointments and circumstances, presenting how seeking God saved his life. Told from a perspective to inspire readers to seek God, not their own answers to help lead them out of depression and hopelessness, the author presents Scripture, hope and truth. With a simple look at pertinent scripture verses and a simple method of choosing God’s ways instead of your own, the author shows that this will lead to new life.  

With each chapter readers will discover an introspective and reflective journey. Presenting a challenge to faith with thought-provoking insight into the truth of the Word of God, coupled with Biblical insight and stories as the author speaks the truth of God’s Word. Ending with discussion questions helps readers to assimilate and think back upon their own journey, choices, feelings and brings an understanding of the truth in Scripture.

There is one sentence that caught my eye and speaks to those who are perhaps “wise in their own estimations”. This one statement perhaps sums up what many have come to find in their own lives. “Self-reliance had failed me, and the results of my choices were glaringly awful. I convinced myself that I was hopeless, and God could not and would never love me.” This remarkable comment reflects what many may have experienced in some way or another. It’s our choices that can create life or death in our lives. The author lovingly expresses how God can redeem any soul, any situation and that it’s never too late.

While this book is in no way comprehensive on the subject of depression, or a substitute for counselling or professional measures, the author has given insight into understanding that perhaps you can’t do life alone without God…and two, you need Jesus more than you think. His book is simple, yet profound as he touches on the heartbeat of a life once lost (his) and relates how God can breathe new life into what you thought was dead. An amazing read!

This book comes as a highly recommended for just about anyone who is experiencing depression, hopelessness, loneliness and has, or is, currently contemplating suicide. There is hope.

Carving Hope out of Depression: 
Victory Over Darkness and a Path to Self-Love
David Harder
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Christian Living

Everyday Christian Living

In today's world, life comes with challenges, whirlwinds, tornadoes, raging seas and simply bad hair days. Is there a perfect day? 

Many times life deals us some very nasty cards. Other times our actions, words and the decisions that we make invite fire flies that can make life miserable. Then there are those days when people rub us the wrong way. 

Everyday Christian Living is filled with short stories and fun and humorous sayings that you will find fun to read and easy to apply in your daily life that will help you to put the fires out, calm the waters and find victory over many of life's situations.

Exploring Prayer from Biblical Perspective

A Prayer Study Guide
Dr. Willie B. White
CBM Christian Book Reviews
Highly Recommended 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

A Prayer Study Guide by Dr. Willie B. White is designed as an effective, yet insightful and encouraging guide to increasing understanding and knowledge of prayer.

“Exploring the prayer from Biblical and scriptural (using the King James Version), practical and relational viewpoints that speak of, “…prayer from its history, phenomenon, philosophy, practices, patterns, the practices of prayer, the many different kinds of prayer and what can hinder a prayer's effectiveness.”

Many want their prayers to be answered. There is not doubt that is “why” we pray. This book gives a much deeper understanding as to what prayer is. Prayer is communion, worship, praise and adoration of God. There are ways to pray effectively and there are things in our life or attitudes of heart that will hinder prayer. Unlocking these guidelines, the Bible, the Psalms and many patriarchs from the Old and New Testament, to include Jesus as our example give us insight as to what an effective prayer life looks like.

A Prayer Study Guide will increase your faith as you explore and learn to approach prayer in a fresh, new way that will invigorate your relationship with God, bring exciting answers and give you a mature approach to prayer. For many this book will be a catalyst to seeing God move mountains in their life. This author has researched the Scriptures thoroughly and while this works is an exhaustive commentary, it is a complete joy to read that is founded on the Word of God.

With the inclusion of many strong Biblical patriarchs (such as Abraham, David, Solomon, etc), their predicaments and/or prayer that relates how these are written for our instruction. For example, do you need wisdom?  The author takes a look at Solomon, relates the story of Solomon asking God for wisdom. Concisely, the author then reiterates how “we” as believers are to understand the themes and scriptures pertaining to wisdom, gives additional discussion questions, and extrapolates other verses, and provides a guide of “how” we are to ask for wisdom, giving the benefit thereof. The author’s ability in her book unveils a strong preaching anointing, which really gives readers keen understanding, teaching and exhortation in understanding Biblical concepts and Kingdom principles.

A Prayer Study Guide comes as a MUST-READ for all Christians new and mature alike. I cannot recommend the absolute importance of this book to the readers’ faith.

Get your copy of A Prayer Study Guide at Amazon

Author Richard Christenson.

Former pastor, Richard Christenson has had the opportunity to address numerous congregations and men’s ministry groups throughout the northwestern United States, and his observations from these experiences are alarming.

He found that comprehensive discipleship training that addresses the spiritual formation and mission involvement requirement of Christ’s followers has been replaced by “felt needs” driven programming and religious education classes.

The result is, local churches are becoming increasingly ingrown and are comprised of consumers, spectators, and Jesus fans rather than cross-carrying followers of Jesus Christ.

Richard Christenson believes this problem is the result of our incomplete presentation of the Gospel and our failure to provide comprehensive maturity, ministry, and mission training for church members. Christ’s discipleship deal comes with many temporal and eternal benefits, but there are also costs involved that need to be counted before making a commitment to become a follower of Christ. 

In his new book, Christ’s Discipleship Deal, Christenson offers assistance for local church leaders in identifying and correcting concerns related to their presentation of the Gospel, spiritual formation of their members, and proactive participation in Christ’s redemptive mission.

Visit the author at Author Richard Christenson.

Matthew A. Knight ~ Hebrews: The Absolute Supremacy of Christ


Christian Author, Bible teacher Matthew A. Knight ~ Hebrews: The Absolute Supremacy of Christ offers a quick Bible study, relating the once and for all atonement of Jesus Christ crucified unveiling and ushering in a New Covenant.
The Old Covenant with the shedding of the blood of animals is now obsolete as a covering for sin. Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, His blood being the only way to receive forgiveness of sin is now evident as the writer of Hebrews explains faith in the Messiah, the Son of God, whom the Jews had crucified.
Unfolding the revelation of man, angels, Jesus as the High Priest of a the New Covenant and our future worship in an earthly tabernacle, the book of Hebrews defines our (the Saints') relationship within this New Covenant, giving understanding to faith in the shed blood of Jesus, who is the pure sacrificial Lamb of God - a sacrifice made by Jesus that is the all-sufficient atonement for all.

The Dr. Eleanore Kue Story

A remarkable book filled with encouragement, hope and blessings - Healing Hands, Healing Heart. 10.0 stars ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews.

The Dr. Eleanore Kue Story shares one woman’s amazing testimony as a culture changer and how God led this woman from Cameroon, Africa to the United States to become a doctor, missionary, church planter and pastor. Her story is truly remarkable, and she is a gift from God to those she meets and treats in her health clinic in South Lansing, Michigan, providing physical healing, but also to the heart, mind and soul through the preaching of the Gospel and Jesus.

With an amazing ministry and calling, Dr. Eleanore Kue’s health clinic has provided more than 45,000 medical appointments to over 15, 000 individuals in the 8 years it has been open. She treats the underprivileged and uninsured, the poor, single moms, drug addicts, those who are homeless, drug dealers, gang members, ex-convicts and prostitutes. Dr. Eleanore Kue is an inspiring woman who believes in ministering to the “whole” body, treating not only the physical, but the spiritual and emotional as well. Read on and discover what drives this woman to make sure she always does two things at once, as she comically states (although she’s intensely serious about that)…

Intertwined in the pages is her life story, including her upbringing from a dysfunctional, nominally Christian home and the culture she was brought up in, in Africa. Her life has not been easy and three attributes have been to her benefit, as mentioned by the book’s forewording author, that have kept Dr. Kue from not growing weary in well-doing. They are: courage, tenacity and compassion. 

Reading this book will help the readers understand that this “perseverance” is what needs to be developed if they believe they are called to ministry. This book will delight and impress you, as this woman is one determined lady.  She truly is an inspiration and one of God’s trophies! She is a model to those who call themselves servants of God as well. Her strong work ethic and dedication to prayer, are also quite noteworthy!  And her work ethic is an inspiration to mom’s all around the world…truly amazing!

The book focuses on the reader, in that each chapter is designed as interactive devotional, challenging readers with discussion questions to probe into their own lives, bringing healing, forgiveness and restoration. Her book is written with a sense of discovery for the journey to one’s purpose in God, life and their world around them. With a “Survivor’s Creed” readers are encouraged to press on in God.  She gives understanding to women and encourages them to find their identity, security and freedom in Christ. She also addresses issues in life that weight us down, helps readers to identify and the book gives hope to solutions, setting a Biblical standard for marriage and relationships.

This book comes highly recommended as an inspirational read to those who feel like they just want to do more for God! Get your copy of Healing Hands, Healing Heart at Amazon or as a download in Kindle. For more information about the author, her book and some great ministry, visit Eleanore Kue.

Love Overcomes All Evil

Author Mary Ting
Jaclyn and the Beanstalk
A CBM Christian Book Review
10 out of 10.0 stars

Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting is set in the 16th century, giving a new twist on the old fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Jaclyn, along with her mother and father have a quaint life in the country, until one day Jaclyn eavesdrops on a private meeting held by her father and other villagers in the dark of the night. 

As a backdrop, Jaclyn has been hearing haunted voices whom she thinks are demons trying to get to her soul. These nightmares become a large fear that she fights inwardly. Facing Black Mountain, monsters, with elements of mythical tales from the past, her worst fears are proven. But with determination and a profound love for family, she advances as a strong, almost princess warrior.

Jaclyn is the heroine in the story, somewhat different from most girls her age, and at the tender age of 16, she wanted to find love first before settling down into a housewife role, as expected by society. Jaclyn is independent, witty, fun and stubborn all at the same time. She knows what she wants and desires, and being more of a tomboy, prefers pants instead of dresses. Her passion for life burns ever brightly throughout the story, as readers find out that many a day was spent training on how to wield a sword with her father.

Tender words of wisdom given by her father, adventure, suspense, a dreary dark side with a curse and a twist make this a delightful story for young teens seeking their path along life. “Lead with love in your heart”, are some words to live by given by her father seemingly inspire, teaching that life is a journey wrought with trials, but good times do come like the sunshine. Knowing your heart, truth and love, all give this story a strong steeping in Christian values. With a strange take on the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus’ side and a telling of Mary Magdalene, Jaclyn finds out a long held secret in her family’s life. Still, love overcomes all evil in this wispy, fast-paced novel.

Mary Ting writes with an adventurous heart, a clever pen, introducing young readers to a classic that meets fantasy, shedding light on the family devotion and a love story that buds to completion by the end.

This short novel comes as a highly recommended read for parents and young adults that prefer fantasy fiction with a Christian-based theme and a creative perspective.

Mary Ting is one of those writers to notice and watch. You may get your copy of Jaclyn and the Beanstalk at Amazon or in Kindle as a download. Be sure to visit Tangled Tales of Ting.for more information about the author and her books.

Fun and Interactive

Sound biblical teaching set forth a quick read that reveals a discovery process to joy in following Jesus’ example.

A Family Guide to Joy by Travis L. Zimmerman is a fun and interactive guide written for families, individuals, small groups Bible studies and challenge-seekers, helping all to find joy in All circumstances.

Each chapter offers study questions that include a step-by-step teaching, as readers are given a deeper understanding of the process of the Christian walk into increased faith that results in finding joy. This guide specifically presents Jesus as our example. The author states, “In essence, Jesus teaches us how to turn our burdens into joy.” Written to help Christians grasp a higher understanding of the walk as a disciple of Christ, this easy guide addresses finding joy in all of life’s journeys.

Further stating that, “We often all experience our share of good times and bad times- often concurrently.” Each chapter addresses Jesus’ roadmap to joy in each circumstance of life. This book encourages readers to view their circumstances through the lens of Scripture, giving a brand-new perspective to challenges and trials. Key Scripture teaches the premise of James 1:2-3 to, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

With a Free App, families, friends and co-workers can connect to each other in a new interactive way, introducing a 12-Step Challenge of Joy. This is a signed declaration helping readers to take a journey to joy in their own life.

A Family Guide to Joy is a refreshing and fun way to discovering joy as you connect with Jesus and one another! The author has designed a uniquely practical guide to help you on your own journey to finding joy through all life’s challenges.

A Family Guide to Joy
(in All Circumstances)
By: Travis L. Zimmerman
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0+ stars

This book comes highly recommended as a fun, yet biblical teaching, keeping Jesus as the focus along with the Word of God as a solid foundation! 

To find out more about Travis L. Zimmerman, his ministry and his books, visit A Faithful Dad. You may also get your copy of A Family Guide to Joy at Amazon.

A Delightful New Book Release

A delightful and insightful journey into literature for the novice or the mature reader alike. And also comes highly recommended read as an inspirational book that reflects beauty in all things and a book that will also make a wonderful gift for family and friends. Be sure to pick up an extra copy as a blessing for someone else

Sifting Through the Sand by Anela Lani is a collection of poetic musings, thoughts, emotions, and stances combining life experiences of the writer in a poetic collection, revealing a spiritual journey. Inspiring, beautiful, touching, thoughtful and cleansing can only describe some of her poems. I truly enjoyed reading her book. A CBM Christian Book Review ~10.0 out of 10.0 stars.

Divided in two sections: Shifting Sands and Salt and Light, one will see a transformation from someone searching for inner peace, joy and happiness from a worldview, to one who has found God, and His peace, joy and light.

The division is visible, and the latter writings reflect a woman who went from striving, to rest, discovering her journey and herself. These collections are meant to inspire and reflect the beauty of the inner journey of finding meaning and purpose in life, as well as speaking on a variety of different themes and subjects.

The author has included a quote for A.W. Tozer that encompasses her search for “truth” and believes that most human beings have a desire to find home, belonging and purpose in their lives. From this truth, she has written poems that will uplift and encourage, that, at some point, readers will identify with the commonality expressed in some or many of the short poems.

For more information about the author and her book visit: Observish. You may order your copy of Sifting Through the Sand at Amazon.

In The Press - Dr. Edward Mrkvicka, Jr

Dr. Edward Mrkvicka, Jr., D.D

Finding Heaven by Dr. Edward Mrkvicka, Jr., D.D. (h.c.) with Kelly Mrkvicka Bihlmaier speaks about finding the meaning of life and discusses the pathway to heaven. 

Beginning with Matthew 7:13-14 stating, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” This book is about one’s belief system in God. 

With Biblical integrity, coupled with wisdom and common sense, the author truthfully states that your choices on Earth will affect your eternity. Intriguing, and filled with Scripture that explain the purpose of life on Earth, this book gives a roadmap to finding God and knowing God, finding salvation, obeying God and discovering true purpose in life through the knowledge of God and His Word.

The book is further dedicated to those that would believe that (as stated by the author), “The deception of Satan tells us that all we need to do to be with Christ for eternity is believe.” In that statement, he addresses, what is sometimes called “cheap grace.” This is where one believes not in repentance, but the forgiveness of sins without a turning away from sin, known as true repentance from the heart. Further discussing other beliefs such as non-belief, as in Atheism, and other beliefs about God that include such theories as “The Big Bang Theory”, the authors sequentially address all of the roads that one may “think” leads them to God and to heaven.

The authors further address the issue of hope and the “looking for love in all the wrong places,” as the old saying goes and gives readers a choice with throught-provoking analysis, what are you searching for knowing that when you die you can’t take anything with you? Material wealth is of no consequence after one dies, thus one path leads to life (salvation and eternity in heaven); and the other path is broad, leading many to an untimely and destructive end. The broad path is deceiving, in such Edward Mrkvicka addresses the heart and mind attitudes that may lead one on that path. With such chapters as: Getting to Know the One Who Knows You the Best, Salvation 101, Obedience: The Lynchpin of our Faith, Jesus is Not Merely Your Savior, the author helps readers discover a relationship, not a religion.

Stating their case for God throughout (i.e. creation), readers are offered knowledge of Who God is according to the “God of the Bible,” not what they may want God to be in their mind. Then the book gives readers an understanding of salvation and why it is so important to be saved. Everyone wants to go to heaven and the reality is that not everyone will go. His book is written to inform, exhort, instruct, encourage and to inspire those that would choose this temporal world over the truth of the God of creation, Who sent His only Son to save all for those who would believe. (Paraphrased John 3:16)

This is an excellent book for those that don’t understand their purpose in life, need hope (and those that perhaps don’t believe in God), and for those who seek answers.

Finding Heaven comes highly recommended as one of those reads that will make a true impact on those who are in deception, being either deceived by the world or their own rebellion, and speaks of the magnificent light in the truth of Jesus’ salvation and knowledge of the Word.

Finding Heaven
By: Dr. Edward Mrkvicka, Jr., D.D. (h.c.)
With Kelly Mrkvicka Bihlmaier
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

You may get your copy of Finding Heaven at Amazon
or in Kindle as a download.

A CBM Christian Book Review - Highly Recommended

A Highly Recommended Christian Fiction Novel, CBM. 

False Impressions: Michelli Family Ties by Sherry Crandell is a Christian fiction novel filled with mystery, temptation, and unexpected endings with love that shatters false impressions. In this opposites attract novel, the author takes readers on a journey, capturing the life of Tabitha, “TJ” Jennings.

TJ has fled to Texas to take another job; she left home escaping heartbreak after a break-up with her then fiancĂ©.  Encountering what she does not expect, she comes to find out that her new job is something she would have never imagined. Learning that she is now employed by the infamous Michelli Mob family, her life is not what she though it would be. Playing tiptoe and fighting an irresistible attraction to the grandson of the Michelli family (Dominic), her thoughts and mind are centered on just getting through, until she can quietly leave.

Set in modern day Texas, this book speaks of unexpected circumstances that surround TJ and her group of friends. Revealing surprising similarities in individuals despite false impressions, this book is a page-turner and fast-paced read as the author walks out TJ through her ordeal with Dominic, the Michelli family and what to do. Testing the waters, TJ is tempted, but knows better to involve herself with someone who not only is a non-believer, but a actual real-life mobster. 

This story focuses on a wonderful love story at the end with Jesus’ redemptive plan at the center. Readers will be pleasantly surprised. Refreshing, this story instills the great love God has for all those who are lonely, tired and looking to belong. A CBM Christian Book Review - 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

For Immediate Release - Christian Author Sherry Matthews Plaster

A CBM Christian Author Press Release 

A highly recommended read for teens and parents alike. - Sherry Matthews Plaster releases, The Divine Deal: Life Lessons on Preparing for Adulthood, an interactive guidebook teaching young adults that dependence on God and obedience to His ways are the foundation for success.


Everyone wants a successful, happy life. Without God the author poignantly grabs teens’ attention by stating, “Trying to live your best life without God is like trying to nail gelatin to the wall; it simply can’t be done.” Designed as either a Bible study for individuals or groups, each chapter begins with a scripture verse, offering keen insight and explanation from a Biblical viewpoint, and presents personal or Biblical examples that challenge teens to investigate their own lives, thoughts, beliefs and emotions.

Encouraging and uplifting, Sherry teaches that love is the only way to live life – receiving God’s love is the first step to loving others and yourself. Subjects include: love, identity, trusting God, free will, temptation, purity, faith, doing your best, work ethics, anger, forgiveness, gossip, lying, envy, and loving others that offer core Christian fundamentals. Powerfully written, the author speaks directly with common sense and speaks to the “heart” of each issue. Offering Christianity as a lifestyle rather than a religion, the book presents a wide array of wisdom and understanding.

The Divine Deal: Life Lessons on Preparing for Adulthood is recommended for all teens wondering about God, their purpose, and their identity in God. A perfect resource for Christian parents, this book is also one that a parent might consider doing alongside their teen that is preparing for adulthood.


Paperback: 128 pages 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1620205785 
ISBN-13: 978-1620205785

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