How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle: Making Soul Winning Easy by Linda D. Casraiss ISBN: 978-1-9736-0530-0

The title How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle: Making Soul Winning Easy by Linda D. Casraiss sets a lofty goal for the author and the reader. Does it accomplish what it promises?

Actually, it doesn’t. After reading this book, Christians are still going to have questions and doubts.  However, Casraiss does give her readers some great insights and many scripture references to help one learn a little more about leading a non-believer to Christ.

Many people out there are praying for their loved ones to be saved.  Often, that loved one is not interested in hearing the Word again from the one who is praying for them.  But, they are interested in hearing a fresh perspective from someone else. You could be that someone.

By reading this book and dedicating yourself to a lot of prayer and reflection, you just might feel a little more like you are able to win someone to Christ.

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We give How to Win a Soul to Christ and Make It a Lifestyle all five stars.  We think that it is an excellent resource and that it could be very helpful.  

This would make an absolutely wonderful text for your small group Bible study.  A group could get together in the church and support and encourage one another. We think your church would greatly benefit from such a plan.

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Press Release: Biblically Responsible Investing—Massive Growth Over a Quarter of a Century Timothy Plan Highlights Faith-Based Investing, with Over $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

The following is a guest post.  This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Suzanne and David E. McClendon, Sr. or Manian Debil Productions.

Biblically Responsible Investing—Massive Growth Over a Quarter of a Century

Timothy Plan Highlights Faith-Based Investing, with Over $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

ORLANDO, Fla.—Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) continues to grow exponentially, due in part to 25 years of expanded awareness and success of financial advisers who are dedicated to help investors glorify God with their financial resources.

Timothy Plan has helped investors achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner by thoroughly researching each company to determine the actions of the firm on several levels. For instance, Timothy Plan does not invest in companies that support pornography, the abortion industry or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture, or that are actively participating in activities that have proven to be destructive to our communities-at-large.

According to Timothy Plan, a Christian Investment Forum (CIF) Financial Advisor Survey conducted among attendees at a 2017 conference sponsored by CIF indicated a sharp increase in awareness of BRI among financial advisers. Almost 90 percent of advisers felt “somewhat educated” about BRI, with 57 percent feeling “well educated.” A comparable survey in 2013 found only 33 percent felt they were “well educated.”

Respondents were also asked whether they agreed with this statement: “Faith-based Investing can meet the fiduciary requirements of their clients, and is a credible and appropriate method to invest in a professional manner.” Only 4 percent disagreed, while the vast majority—83 percent—agreed.

“This survey was encouraging, as more than 88 percent of the advisers were also ‘interested in recommending investments that align with client values,’” said Timothy Plan Art Ally. “Another 61 percent reported they were ‘very interested.’ For those who aren’t offering BRI, two-thirds are interested in learning more so they can potentially offer this to their clients who want to honor God with their investments. And the numbers back up this interest. We are blessed to report that as of this time last year, Timothy Plan had $1 billion in assets under management.”

One of these advisers who works closely with Timothy Plan is Mark Minnella, author of the new book, “The Wall Street Awakening.”

“If I call myself a Christian and I represent myself as a financial adviser, then I must acknowledge I am a Christian financial adviser, and as such, must be true to both parts—100 percent Christian and 100 percent financial adviser,” Minnella told Timothy Plan. “The good news here was that there is no conflict. Investing with biblical integrity allowed me a solution that didn’t force me, or my clients, to deny the financial needs of the physical, temporal world for the spiritual, but embraced a greater reality.”

The first of its kind, Timothy Plan is a family of mutual funds that screens its funds to ensure that no money is invested in companies that are supportive of ideals that are contrary to their biblical, moral imperative. The trend of biblically responsible investing, or BRI, is growing rapidly. In fact, last year, Timothy Plan alone reached $1 billion of assets under management.

Since 1994, Timothy Plan has existed to help advisers and investors achieve their financial goals through a pro-life, pro-family approach to investing—not only to benefit the investor but the broader culture. Timothy Plan is firmly committed to running a mutual fund company with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to Jesus Christ and is a beacon for Godly stewardship in the financial community.

Mutual funds are available through a prospectus by contacting the fund or a financial professional. When considering a mutual fund, investors should always carefully read the prospectus before investing to analyze the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.

For more information on Timothy Plan, visit timothyplan.com or connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vimeo or YouTube.

 

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Beauty Redefined: How to Feel Authentically Beautiful in Today’s World by Seline Shenoy ISBN: 978-178710-804-2

Beauty Redefined: How to Feel Authentically Beautiful in Today’s World by Seline Shenoy is a fairly short book at only 144 pages. At first, I wasn’t so sure that I was going to be able to give it a good review. Ms. Shenoy seemed to be putting a woman’s view of herself fully in her lap and not making those feeding her insecurities responsible for their actions.

As I read further, my thoughts changed. I understood that she was looking to help society overall, not just the women themselves, change its view and how a woman’s beauty is defined.

We are brought up being told that it is what is on the inside that matters. However, what is drilled into us out in the “real” world is completely the opposite. The world tells us we can’t be both old AND beautiful. We have to be young, skinny, and perky to be worth love and admiration.

Ms. Shenoy seeks to help women find that inner beauty that we were raised hearing about. This book includes an Assessment for Negative Self-Image, as well as a quiz titled “Define Your Beauty Archetype Quiz”. There are explanations of each archetype after the quiz.

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There is also an awesome section called “The 10 Characteristics That Define a True Beauty”. I printed out the ten characteristics and taped them above my computer as a daily reminder that beauty isn’t about looks; it’s not that shallow. True beauty is really about what is on the inside. Even if this book were no good otherwise, it would earn the five stars based on this section alone.

I think it is a book that every woman needs to read and take to heart.

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Welcome to the Kingdom: How to Live a 21st Century Kingdom Life by Dana Carson ISBN: 978-1-9736-0193-7

Welcome to the Kingdom: How to Live a 21st Century Kingdom Life by Dana Carson is not a book for new Christians.

This is a very academic and, some would say, redundant book.  The author goes into great detail about what words were used in the original text, their root words, their translations, and the significance of all of this.

The book is very detailed and might be considered to be a very dry read.  There were points while reading this book that I felt the author had succeeded in beating a dead horse for quite some time.

However, for those Christians who are really seeking to sink their teeth into a Bible discussion, this is the book.  It would make a great text for a somewhat advanced small group discussion.

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We give Welcome to the Kingdom all five stars.  We feel that if one can stay on track and follow the point Dr. Carson is attempting to make, they will benefit greatly from the experience.

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German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California by Jeffrey E. Geiger ISBN: 9781620067505

We like history and we were not disappointed by German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California by Jeffrey E. Geiger.

This book tells the stories of several different German soldiers who were taken prisoner back in World War II.

Each soldier tells his own story in his own words. Some of the stories tell what their lives were like before the war.  We read about their war service and where they were captured and how.

Each soldier tells how he was treated by his captors and how he came to be held at Camp Cooke.  We learn what life was like while a prisoner and what happened to them after the war. Most wanted to return to the area controlled by the Americans.  Those that went to the Russian-held area were worse off than before.

We hear about how soldiers that were returned to England were victimized and how all their money and possessions were stolen by the British soldiers.

Perhaps this book would have been better if each story was told from start to finish in one section.  Instead, we read different parts of each prisoner’s story along the way.

 

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We think that German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California is excellent and give it all five stars.  If you are a WWII buff, this is a must read.

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The Right Place at the Right Time: Stories from a Life in Education by Curtis Connaughty ISBN: 978-1-5320-1658-5

The Right Place at the Right Time: Stories from a Life in Education by Curtis Connaughty is a very entertaining and heart-warming story of a man, starting with his childhood on the farm, through his school years, military service, and marriage to the love of his life.

Much of Mr. Connaughty’s work life was devoted to educating the young people of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He was both a teacher and an administrator and, in my opinion, excelled at both.  Mrs. Connaughty was a teacher, too.

There was a time of sadness in their lives together, but, overall, this book brought a smile to my day. I enjoyed reading the various ways Mr. Connaughty dealt with discipline issues at the school. (You definitely need to read about the mother going to school!). It was also very interesting to read about how the school and its various programs grew over the years as the surrounding community did.

I hope that Mr. Connaughty’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren realize what a treasure he has given them with this book. I would give most anything to have such a book detailing the lives of my great-grandparents, learning what was important to them and what brought joy to their everyday lives.

The Right Place at the Right Time earns all five stars. If you enjoy learning about the lives of other people and communities, you will enjoy this book very much.

It is like spending the day with Grandpa, listening to his stories.

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It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine ISBN: 978-1-62203-907-4


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It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine is an amazing book! It is one of the best books that I (Suzanne) have read on the topic of grief. It deals primarily with sudden, unexpected loss, but I believe it applies across the board. Losing a loved one is heart-wrenching, whether you know it is coming or not. But, when it happens unexpectedly, it puts it right in your face just how little control we have and how unpredictable life can be.

Reading this book was like meeting a new friend, one who understands how you feel because she has been there. She hasn’t been exactly where I’ve been, but she has had the rug pulled out from under her, too, and knows there’s no putting things back as they had been before.

Ms. Devine has helped me to not feel so alone in my unresolved grief. She knows it takes more than two weeks to grieve the loss of a loved one. Two weeks, two years, a lifetime, we don’t ever get over it. The loss becomes a part of who we are.

She has also taught me that how I have handled the grief of others, though my intentions were to try to comfort, did nothing but potentially cause more pain to the one suffering. I had no idea that when I shared my sorrow, in an effort to say “I understand,” it set up a grief competition of sorts and feelings of “This is about ME, not you. Why isn’t my grief important?”, and many other hurt feelings in the grieving person. I am working on changing the way that I deal with the grief of friends and acquaintances, in an effort to not cause further pain.  I didn’t realize the effect my words were potentially having because I never took it as belittling my grief when others shared theirs.

This book is emotional, well-written, and the education in grief that we all need, most especially those in the mental health field.

If you have lost someone, if  you have been expected to process it on their timeline instead of your own, you need this book, if for no other reason than to find someone else who truly understands your pain.

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We give It’s OK That You’re Not OK five stars and then some. It is a great book and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to read it!

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