The Mission - Rescue A Fellows Classmate


The God Squad invites you to come along with them in this exciting and sometimes mysterious mission. Angel is assigned as leader in this episode. Their mission: rescue a fellow classmate being targeted by bullies and help make Carver Preparatory a safe place for all students. 

However, 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?

A Must Read for Teen Girls

Author Darlene Laney

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

10.0 out of 10.0 stars

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.

You may get your copy of God Squad Mission Him-Possible II: The Giant Slayers at Amazon or in Kindle as a download.

The Devil and His Demons - Are They Real


The devil is not the Boogieman, he is not hiding behind bushes nor behind trees, he is not hiding in attics or in basements, he is not hiding in closets, under beds or in some dark corner of a house.

The devil and his demons ride the same malevolent wave of satanic energy and impel themselves into the worldly realm of humanity. Here they thrive on living organisms, the soul of man.

They delve into man’s personality, twisting his thinking, his character traits, his moods his attitudes, and blinds his mind with a cloak of deception where absolute truth is neither known nor attainable.

The invisible part of man, his spirit and soul are inseparable. With their own innate qualities and attributes, the mind, the intellect, the conscience, the ability to reason, to think etc., coexist with these other sadistic aggressive creatures in the spirit realm.

This is where the human mind inevitably succumbs to demonic spiritual terrorism. They cannot be evaded the human mind lives in spiritual space, the spirit realm.

At the Bible Institute, where J. Woods studied the bible, he had a deep intrinsic interest on wanting to know and understand the beginning of it all. He gained understanding after entering through the gates of knowledge, thus finding there are two-types of creation, leading him on a spiritual journey into the past, present and the future, paralleling both creations.

What awaits you is the answer to how evil originated and how it moves across the face of the earth like a deadly all consuming infectious virus, breathed into the nostrils of the human soul, and inserts a shrewdness of evil to damage the integrity of the soul. Oblivious of it, and its corruption, its victims are now part of it and it is part of them.


A New Must Read Autobiography


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. Order your copy of I AM Better Than You Think at Amazon.

A Unique Series That Touches On Controversial Subjects That Face Our Youth Of Today

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?  

The Worthy Battle Series, is 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 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

Carving Hope out of Depression

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.

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

Transformed Lives - God's Saving Power

Transformed Lives - God's Saving Power sheds light on the impact of heroin addiction in Vietnam, and the miracle-working power of God through His Word, deliverance and a Christian ministry birthed, to save people from the worst kind of oppression - addiction to heroin.
Testimonies of several individuals unmask the dire circumstances for families and drug addicts caught in this vicious cycle. Make no mistake, heroin, will take everything... and more.
The individuals found God, and the transforming power of His Word, coupled with prayer and deliverance, that brought them out of utter hopelessness into life and praise in their new life with Christ. Most are now wholeheartedly dedicated to Jesus and the ministry of saving the lost, the hopeless and drug addicts in Vietnam, and beyond.
This book is written for those that want to understand the transforming power of God, His Word and for those families of addicts, and the families of those addicts to give them hope - Hope in the "Hope of Glory" Whose hand is not to short to save those from the deepest pit.
Insightful, encouraging and inspiring, Transformed Lives - God's Saving Power reveals that miracles happen everyday. With over 100 beautiful pictures throughout.

Living A Life in Christ


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.

Everyday Christian Living 

Authors for Christ presents A Prayer Study Guide

What does the Bible say about prayer?
Would you like to fine tune your prayer life?

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.” ~ A CBM Christian Book Review 10.0 out of 10.0 stars

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.

This book 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.

This book 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.

Order your copy of A Prayer Study Guide at Amazon
You may also visit the author at Uplifting Insights.

Christian Reading

The Promise Land Principle: Possessing God’s Provisions and Possibilities by Faith

The book of Exodus provides us with one of the most dramatic adventures of faith found in the Bible.  During its forty fantastic chapters, we read about the enslavement of an entire race; a baby set afloat on the Nile River; a speaking shrub; a shepherd’s staff becoming a venomous snake; water transformed into blood; miraculous frogs; gnats, flies, and locus infestations; a death angel; a sea selectively parting for the good guys and swallowing up the bad guys; a seemingly unlimited supply of flat bread on the ground in the desert every morning; birds dropping in for dinner; water flowing out of a rock; and much, much more. The stuff God pulls off in Exodus is way better than anything Indiana Jones, Iron Man, or even a Jedi relying upon the force could possibly accomplish. Seriously, someone should consider negotiating a film deal with God. I really believe the story that unfolds in Exodus would be a blockbuster success. Wait, has someone already done that movie?

Read more about The Promise Land Principle: Possessing God’s Provisions and Possibilities by Faith at Amazon.
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What Do You Say to a Happy Heathen? 
Through the persistent concern of a neighbor, Richard Christenson became a born-again believer at 
age thirty-one. Richard, previously a professing agnostic, subsequently began talking with family, friends, and work associates about his new life as a follower of Jesus. A work associate attentively listened to his story and responded, "It is evident that your belief in God is making you happy. However, I choose not to believe and I am also a happy person. Why can't you Christians leave us happy heathens alone?"

What Do You Say to a Happy Heathen? provides insightful, inspirational assistance for those willing to consider the biblical claims of Christ, followers of Christ wanting to more effectively communicate their beliefs, and local church discipleship training processes.

Get your copy of What Do You Say to a Happy Heathen? at Amazon.
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Christ's Discipleship Deal
As a 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.

Order your copy of Christ's Discipleship Deal at AmazonYou may visit the author at Author Richard Christenson.

In His Hands, I Am Healed - Laura J. Weber


Laura J. Weber was diagnosed with cancer five times in 4.5 years. With each diagnosis, Laura knew that her chances of survival decreased and that treatment options would be limited.

Laura prayed and asked God not to allow her to get to this point, but God had other plans. She found herself at this place when she was diagnosed for the fifth time. Chemotherapy seemed like the best option, but it would only extend her life by 1-2 years and not cure her disease. It was after her fifth diagnosis that God intervened and healed her without any conventional treatment. It was truly a miracle!

Beautifully Written

This book comes highly recommended as an inspirational read to those who feel like they just want to do more for God!

Healing Hands, Healing Heart: 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. A CBM Christian Book Review - 10.0 out of 10+ Stars

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.

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.

Putting Joy Back In The Family

An Amazing Read!

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. 

A CBM Christian Book Review ~ 
10.0 out of 10.0+ stars

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

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 Wonderful Christian Poetic Collection

Highly Recommended ~ CBM. 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.

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.

Sifting Through the Sand is 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.

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

Title: Sifting Through the Sand By: Anela Lani
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars