Book Review: Unveiling the Mystery of the Bride of Christ: The Restoration Truth of Who & What Is the Bride of Christ by Duke Levy ISBN: 978-1-9736-1892-8


 

 

Any time one has an alternative interpretation of the scriptures from what we were taught in Sunday School, we question the validity of that interpretation.

In Sunday School, we are taught that God changed Saul’s name to Paul.  This never happened. Saul was his Hebrew name and Paul was the translation of Saul into the Gentile tongue.  

This is why we read Unveiling the Mystery of the Bride of Christ: The Restoration Truth of Who & What Is the Bride of Christ by Duke Levy  with an open mind.

We may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Levy on the interpretation of the scriptures, but we can understand why he believes what he believes.

One instance of this difference would be Mr. Levy thinks we should continue to eat only foods that are clean according to the Old Testament.  He may be right. However, our interpretation of Acts 11 leads us to believe that all foods are now clean. Would we be better to err on the side of caution?

Mr. Levy makes some very good points.  We cannot judge whether he is right or wrong, theologically speaking.  We know what we believe and can see why he believes what he believes.

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Unveiling the Mystery of the Bride of Christ is very well-written and well-researched.  Mr. Levy has spent years analyzing the scriptures to learn the truth, as he interprets it.  We give this book all five stars.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Disclaimer: The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.

Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

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Guest Post: DO YOU SUFFER FROM PANIC ATTACKS?

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.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM PANIC ATTACKS?

IF SO, YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH A- LIST CELEBS

Here’s what to do to cope without breaking the bank

www.comprehendthemind.com

 

Over 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. And as privileged as they are, celebrities are no exception when it comes to panic attacks. Whether it’s a one-time event or something they consistently struggle with, dealing with a panic attack is never easy. Most recently, in the media and her new book, Gisele Bundchen described the debilitating panic attacks she experienced when she was younger and how they almost led her to suicide.  Gisele is not the only celeb who has confessed to former or current panic attacks. Others include Lena Dunham, Caitlyn Jenner, Emma Stone, Ellie Goulding, Amanda Seyfried, and John Mayer.  We turned to New York City-based neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty Member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College for some insight on what average Joe and Janes can to overcome panic attacks. The good news is, recovery is possible does not take an A-listers budget.

What is a panic attack?

Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at any time — when you’re driving a car, at the mall, sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks, or they may occur frequently. Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides. Dr. Hafeez states that “One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one.  A panic attack occurs when the body experiences a sudden surge adrenaline out of proportion to any perceived danger or threat.”

What is a panic disorder?

You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur. It can become so severe as to cause agoraphobia where people become housebound.  When this occurs, it is known as panic disorder.” She adds, “the word ‘attack’ is actually a misnomer as nothing is being attacked. Panic occurs when the body goes into a state of fight or flight even when no real danger is present. A person can be sitting at their desk typing, yet feel as if they are being chased by a lion and the body is responding with adrenaline appropriate to a dangerous situation, but not realistic for the situation the sufferer is actually in.”  Dr. Hafeez stresses to those who suffer from the panic that, “Nobody has ever died from a panic attack! A person may feel as if he/she wants to die, or death is imminent, but it simply will not happen!”

How did Gisele Bundchen reduce her panic?

As Gisele Bundchen has mentioned, her panic attacks subsided when she made lifestyle changes such as not drinking a bottle of wine per day, stopping a pack a day smoking habit, incorporating meditation, yoga, and cutting out sugar.  After a few months, she says she stopped experiencing any panic attacks and had a new outlook on her life and her health.

What can you do to reduce and cope with panic?

Calm breathing

Dr. Hafeez says that “Taking control of breathing is the first step to controlling a panic attack. The goal is to create a slow stream of air by breathing in and out. This prevents hyperventilation and a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood. It is helpful to practice mindful breathing outside of panic attacks. This equips people who experience panic attacks with the techniques designed to stop them. There are apps and YouTube videos people can watch to practice breathing techniques for panic. “

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Another helpful strategy is learning to relax the body. This technique involves tensing and untensing various muscle groups. This lowers overall tension and stress levels that can contribute to panic attacks. Start with the feet and work up to your forehead. Tighten the muscle while taking a deep breath in, hold for a few seconds and then release the tension while breathing out. Move up the body, one muscle group at a time.

Mindfulness

This is the act of accepting thoughts as they come, but not letting them blow out of proportion. It is a mental framework designed to help people stay present at the moment without overanalyzing the stressful elements of life. Mindfulness incorporates many relaxation and meditation techniques.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Panic attacks can originate from thoughts that spiral into deep-seated worries. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an effective, lasting treatment for controlling panic attack symptoms. CBT is a helpful option for people who experience repeated panic attacks. CBT challenges fearful thoughts. What are you afraid will happen? Is there evidence to support these fears? A practitioner trained in CBT can equip an individual with the tools to successfully control and defuse a full-blown panic attack.

Yoga

There are many uncomfortable physical symptoms of panic and anxiety, such as feelings of tension, tightness, and pain sensitivity. Yoga postures, known as asanas, help ease the physical discomfort that is caused by anxiety. Asanas work to stretch, lengthen, and balance the muscles. These postures can assist in releasing built-up muscle tension and stiffness throughout the body.

Cut Down on Sugar and eliminate caffeine

Although many people can’t start their day without a “cup of Joe,” Dr. Hafeez says that “for panic sufferers, caffeine can trigger panic attacks because it is a stimulant and can cause people with anxiety to have palpitating hearts and shaky hands. Sugar can cause blurry vision, difficulty thinking, and fatigue, all of which may be interpreted as signs of a panic attack, thereby increasing worry and fear. A sugar high and subsequent crash can cause shaking and tension, which can make anxiety worse. While dietary changes alone cannot cure anxiety, they can minimize symptoms, boost energy and improve the body’s ability to cope with stress.”

Stop Smoking

“If you think smoking calms you down, think again,” says Dr. Hafeez.  A study of thousands of smokers shows that they are three times more likely than non-smokers to have panic attacks and panic disorder. Tobacco smoke may induce panic attacks in susceptible individuals. “There can be other mechanisms by which smoking induces panic: the effect of nicotine for example,” says Dr. Hafeez. “Nicotine has a stimulating effect on the brain.”

Reduce or eliminate alcohol

There are clear links between alcohol and anxiety, and between alcohol and panic attacks. Alcohol can trigger panic attacks because on a physiological level drinking can cause low blood sugar, dehydration, increased heart rate, and increased levels of stress. Dr. Hafeez offers that, “A drink from time to time is not harmful, but when people use drinking to deal with anxiety and panic, they can experience severe consequences. Like other frequently abused substances such as caffeine or cocaine, the combination of alcohol abuse, hangover, and withdrawal can lead to an increased risk of panic attacks. As a consequence, this kind of abuse can result in both an alcohol addiction and more severe anxiety and panic disorders.”

Medication

There are many anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, and benzodiazepines like Valium, Ativan, Clonopin, and Xanax that can help keep panic under control when combined with therapy. Antihistamines (such as hydroxyzine) and beta-blockers (such as propranolol) can help mild cases of anxiety as well as performance anxiety, a type of social anxiety disorder. Patients need to keep in mind that benzodiazepines carry the risk of tolerance and addiction and are better suited for short-term or “as needed” usage.

Smartphone apps to assist with panic disorder

There are many great ones that exist such as Dare, Rootd, Anxiety No More, ACT Companion and Pacifica among many others.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is an NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz. Connect with her via Instagram @drsanamhafeez or www.comprehendthemind.com

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Please be advised that all  information in the How to Manage Your Monkey Course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life.  The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals.   Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course.

Disclaimer: The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.

Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

Notice: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may financially benefit from your transaction, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.  Manian Debil Productions is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Guest Post: What You Don’t Know About Estate Planning May Be Costing You Money Right Now

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.

What You Don’t Know About Estate Planning May Be Costing

You Money Right Now

San Francisco-based tax law firm, Moskowitz LLP shares best practices on planning your estate

SAN FRANCISCO, California – (October 3rd, 2018): Have you thought about what might happen to your property and assets in the event of your death or your incapacity? Making an estate plan may not be your idea of fun, but knowing that your future is secure allows you to relax and enjoy the present.

Even if you’re in good health, establishing a plan for your estate is crucial to ensuring your present and future wishes are met. When the unexpected occurs and you cannot speak for yourself, our wishes, as expressed in your estate plan, such as your powers of attorney for medical and financial matters speaks for you, expressing wishes in the event you are incapacitated, for end-of-life care, organizing your estate and providing detailed instructions regarding your property and assets and how much control you still wish to exert over them after you have departed.

Here are four things you should know about estate planning (and what you should do next):

  • Planning your estate can benefit you financially right now. Estate planning is one way to achieve immediate tax savings. For example, you can keep a “life estate” in the assets and give a “remainder interest” to the charity of your choice.  This allows you and your partner to keep the asset for the rest of your life, while gaining a tax deduction now that can even be carried forward five years or more, if you partial interests.
  • Planning your estate can avert family squabbles. By clearly laying out your wishes, you may deter family conflict over who gets what and when they receive their inheritance and how much control you wish to continue to exert over it. It has often been remarked that the worst human behavior can be witnessed when you watch family members and loved ones fight over the assets of the decedent, so making your wishes known in advance is important to keeping the peace and having your final wishes prevail.
  • A will and a trust are not the same. While there are many differences between the two, the main point to note is that a trust is private, while a will is public. A trust also works immediately, whereas a will must be probated through a long, slow court procedure that allows all creditors an opportunity to file a claim against your estate.
  • You cannot simply write your wishes in a document. It is crucial to have your estate planning performed by a qualified attorney who knows the law in detail. In California, for example, there are very strict rules that must be followed to have your wishes placed into action. If you do not comply, even due to an inadvertent mistake, you may be treated as if you passed away without a will or trust.

Estate planning is a very personal process that should be handled by an experienced attorney familiar with estate and tax planning. The team at Moskowitz LLP is well equipped to outline all your estate planning options so you can put together the best plan to meet your individual wishes.

About Moskowitz LLP:

Tax attorney Steve Moskowitz founded what would become Moskowitz LLP over 30 years ago, offering clients a full variety of services that include domestic, international, civil and criminal tax law representation, tax planning, and tax return preparation of current and delinquent fillings. Having practiced as a CPA before becoming a tax attorney and having worked at a “Big 8” (now “Big 4”) firm, as well as teaching tax, law and accounting, in Law School, Graduate School and University, Steve serves as a legal analyst for top media outlets, where he appears daily on the radio and weekly on TV. Steve knows his profession inside and out, and his message is simple: Don’t go it alone against the IRS. Passionate about helping clients navigate the complex intricacies of the tax law, Steve practices tax law as the founding partner of the tax law firm of Moskowitz LLP in the financial district of San Francisco, California overseeing a team of accomplished tax attorneys and accountants. Visit www.MoskowitzLLP.com or call 415-394-7200 for more information about legal services, valuable tax resources, and to request a tax consultation.

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Disclaimer: The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.

Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

Notice: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may financially benefit from your transaction, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.  Manian Debil Productions is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Book Review: Crude Blessings by T.M. “Roe” Patterson ISBN: 978-0-9980213-0-0


 


In the book
Crude Blessings by T.M. “Roe” Patterson, readers are treated to a fascinating look into the life of two true Texans. We challenge you to read it without shedding a single tear.

This book makes for great entertainment, but it also provides a look at some truly great business minds.  

It can be exhilarating to be on the front lines of a startup business.  There is a special excitement when failure is not an option. This book puts readers on the front line to see how honesty and integrity can overcome a world of obstacles.

This makes an absolutely wonderful book with tons of life lessons.  

The sad part in all of this is that, according to several of the other books we have reviewed recently, such as The Aging Brain  and Unsafe at Any Meal , Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, ADD/ADHD and other brain related problems can be avoided. It appears that there is anecdotal evidence to support the notion that high fructose corn syrup and mercury in our diets cause these brain conditions.

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Five Star Review

We give Crude Blessings all five stars.  We simply cannot believe that this is this author’s first book.  Very few could write this well and tell a story this fascinating the first time out of the chute.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Please be advised that all  information in the How to Manage Your Monkey Course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life.  The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals.   Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course.

Disclaimer: The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.

Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

Notice: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may financially benefit from your transaction, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.  Manian Debil Productions is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Book Review: Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant by Adam Witty and Rusty Shelton ISBN: 978-1-946633-13-2


If you needed heart surgery right away, which doctor would you choose, the one who just read the latest textbook on the particular procedure you need, or the doctor who wrote it?

The book Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant by Adam Witty and Rusty Shelton explains in an easy to read way how you can come to be seen as a authority in your market.

We here at Manian Debil Productions receive hundreds of articles written by many different authors.  These articles are sent by many different publicists. We can only run so many. How do we choose which articles we run?  I did not realize it before, but this book explains why we pick those select few.

If you are trying to break out in your niche, you will find this book to be very helpful. It is also eye-opening.  It is sort of like Paco Underhill’s book Why We Buy in the idea that we should know this, but for some reason we don’t.

When you read this book you will probably think, “I knew that”. When you do think that, you will then wonder why you didn’t act on what you knew.  This book will help you act on that.

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We think anyone in any field that puts one in the  public eye should read Authority Marketing.  We give it all five stars and know you will, too.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Prancie’s Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch Illustrated by Nicolas Peruzzo ISBN: 978-1-61225-407-4


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By now all of our readers know that we here at McClendon Villa are animal lovers.  That is why we love Prancie’s Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch, which was illustrated by Nicolas Peruzzo. It is such a wonderful story. It shows that animals are part of the Kingdom, too. This story is Christian-based. It takes place around Christmas, so it would make a wonderful Christmas present, or early Christmas present, for your kids.

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This very heartwarming story is extremely well-written and the illustrations are magnificent.  We give it all five stars and a can of tuna. You are looking for a great gift for your young child. You could not do better than Prancie’s Prayer.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Book Review: The Bipolar Disorder Workbook: Powerful Tools and Practical Resources for Bipolar II and Cyclothymia by Peter Forster MD and Gina Gregory LCSW ISBN: 978-1-64152-063-8


Available October 9, 2018

If you are having thoughts of suicide, get help now.  Call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 1(800)273-TALK . If you can’t locate that number, call 911. Get help NOW!!

The Bipolar Disorder Workbook: Powerful Tools and Practical Resources for Bipolar II and Cyclothymia  by Peter Forster MD and Gina Gregory LCSW is written to help people with Bipolar Disorder II and Cyclothymia.

Our family has dealt with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD.  We were unaware of Bipolar II until we were sent this book for review. This book was very eye-opening.

This book does not condemn medications at all.  However, it does offer some ideas to help either supplement the use of medication or to help make it unnecessary.

We suggest The Bipolar Disorder Workbook for anyone who may be suffering from the condition.  We also suggest it for family members or others who are concerned with the wellbeing of someone who does have it.

We give The Bipolar Disorder Workbook all five stars.  We think you will, too.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Book Review: Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah ISBN: 978-1-64152-135-2

Available October 9, 2018


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If you are looking for a great way to spend quality time with your kids, Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah is one possible answer.

What could be more fun than making simple recipes that are fun and entertaining?

This book is full of easy to follow recipes that don’t take long to make and are just plain fun.  We will be working with the publisher to see if we can make some of the recipes over on our From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa YouTube Channel.

 

We give Kid Chef Junior all five stars and a happy face bowl of guacamole to boot.  It is well-written, full of kid jokes, and just plain fun. It would make a wonderful addition to your family home evening.

Your copy will provide you with loads of fun and a great time to bond with your kids.

 

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Canon BP-718 ASIN: B00824F4VG

We here at Manian Debil Productions demand a lot from our camera batteries.  When I dropped one of the cameras and broke its battery, we were concerned that we would be hamstrung for a while. This just happened to be our overhead (A) camera.

The people over at Blue Nook were able to get us back up to speed in no time. The service was fast, the Wasabi Power Battery Pack works well, and we are back to what we do best, making video reviews.

It is a wonderful product. We really cannot tell the difference between the Wasabi batteries and the OEM battery.

 

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Competing With Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won by Phương Uyên Trần and Jackie Horne ISBN: 978-1-94663-315-6

It is unusual to find a book like Competing With Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won by Phương Uyên Trần and Jackie Horne.  It works well as a casual reading experience about business. It also works well as a source of historical information.

In this book readers learn a little about the history of Vietnam and the surrounding areas.  Readers learn about the perceptions the Vietnamese people have of the United States of America and the rest of the world.

By now, you may be thinking that this book only works as a business book and a history book.  It also shows readers an insight into how families can, and perhaps should, relate to one another.

This book works as a book to inspire small business owners as they seek to compete with larger companies.  This book works also as a biography of the founder and founding family of one of the largest companies in Vietnam as well as a biography of the author.

If you are in business and want to compete on a global level, you should read this book It should help you understand a little better about how to think like the culture you are trying to market to.

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We give Competing With Giants all five stars.  We think it is written well and provides a wealth of information from the perspective of someone other than a Western business person.  It would make a great textbook.

 

We were sent a complimentary PDF copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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