Author Lee Ann Mancini

Book Title: God’s Easter Miracles
Authored By: Lee Ann Mancini
Illustrated by Dan Sharp
Book Review by CBM 
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

God’s Easter Miracles by Lee Ann Mancini and illustrated by Dan Sharp offers little children the gift of Jesus and the miracle of Easter through a delightful and fun-filled story of life under the sea. With cute, bright and colorful pages, children learn about a school of fish, all different in shapes and sizes, that attend church to worship God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. 

There are Sea Horses, Manatees, a Puffer Fish named Melissa, and so much more for the eye to see. Life under the sea at Coralhood is a place where God, church, family and friends share community, as the author points out to the children that they are all special in God’s eyes.

Shedding light on the miracle of Easter and Jesus who gave His life to all by dying on the cross and resurrecting on Easter day give young children an understanding of how much they are loved personally by Jesus. 

Quoting the scripture verse,“Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 (NIV), the author also presents several key life-lessons that children can relate to. Life lessons of being kind towards one another, praying for each other, asking Jesus to help you become like Him, help all the undersea children at the Sunday School learn how to care for one another in a godly way.

Filled with fun, children will always remember this book as it teaches the golden
rule, to treat others as we would want to be treated and that giving is better than receiving. And most importantly the book teaches to little ones that Jesus gave the ultimate gift to us at Easter, His own life, so that we can have life and live in Heaven with Him. The author does an excellent job at explaining this on a kid’s level.

This is a wonderful and endearing Christian book that all parents and children alike will cherish. It would make a great gift to children in their Easter baskets. Children will also have fun finding the hidden Christian fish symbol (Ichthys) embedded in the pictures on select pages.

For more information about God’s Easter Miracles visit Lee Ann Mancini. You may get your copy of God’s Easter Miracles at GML Publishing.

The C Word

Christian Author Marianne C. McDonough releases 8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer - In her new book, Marianne C. McDonough, writes with passion to bring newly-diagnosed cancer patients and those who love them a strong sense of empowerment to fight this invasive disease. 

Written from a Christian perspective, the author offers readers hope through faith, prayer and trust in God, along with confidence, knowledge, strength and guidance upon hearing the diagnosis of the “C” word.

With ease and candor, she presents facts about cancer, breaks down the myths surrounding cancer and ushers in truth within an 8-step guide to begin a positive path to healing and battling cancer. Intertwining her courageous fight against cancer and the ups and downs of her fight that include emotional, spiritual and physical aspects, the author encourages newly-diagnosed patients to get real with themselves and others, offering them positive wisdom for the journey ahead after a cancer diagnosis.

The 8-step guide highlights 8 initial evaluations and/or questions that patients ask themselves during this extremely stressful and difficult time such as: What do I know about cancer and believe to be true about myself as a cancer patient? How shall I interact with others, especially family members, friends and medical providers? How can I select the best treatment protocol? How do I feel about possibly dying? Where is God in all of this? What am I afraid of? How do I deal with stress? Do I dare hope for a future?

Offering real advice for real circumstances, this book is crucial during the initial diagnosis and beginning journey when one is faced with life-changing decisions that a cancer diagnosis brings.  With an in-depth analysis of what getting real is, the author describes an introspective journey that brings strength, sensitivity, and inner clarity to patients and helps them make positive changes. Thus, readers are encouraged to access their thoughts, beliefs and feelings in regards to a life-threatening disease, considering their own mortality, their belief system while the author vehemently urges others to fight cancer with all that is within them. 

Offering tools, wisdom and keen guidance, this book is key to bringing healing and wholeness during the process that provides hope and lasting positive change during what can be one of the most trying times during one’s life. A highly recommended read for newly-diagnosed cancer patients, those who love them and those who serve within the medical community or hospital settings.

A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

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Planting For Your Future

Genesis 26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.  At one time Isaac was faced with a bad famine, but God told him to stay and plant seed. His harvest during the time of the drought was a hundredfold. 

This was because he was directed by the Lord and obeyed Him. Isaac’s neighbors planted nothing that year, and when the harvest came the Philistines envied him because they had no crops. 

They had to come to him to buy his crops if they wanted to stay alive. Later on the people ran out of money, and exchanged their animals for food. When they ran out of animals they had to work for the very man they hated. You might be in a time of unemployment or illness, don’t look at your lack, but look to the Lord to provide seed. 

Colorful, Easy To Read, Fun and Thought Provoking

Colorful wordless books that will impact a child's life. Another great children's evangelism tool. First used by Charles Spurgeon in 1866, the Wordless Book has become a very popular tool used all over the world to present the gospel to children. 

This book of colored pages is not only extremely easy to use, it’s also very effective in communicating the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

Such colors as, gold, dark, red, clean, green with each color having
a special meaning to them.

Available in bulk orders and colors. Order your copies of the Wordless Book and share the love of God with the children of the world.

Ditching Doubt

This book come highly recommended as a tool to help one get from negative to positive, offering a journey through to contentment. A wonderful and well-written read. ~ Chasing Contentment: Freely Living Life Through Any Circumstance by Shayla Hilton was written, “To every woman who is determined to live the life God has uniquely designed for her to live.” What a wonderful testimony to the power and purpose of living in God’s plan and will for your life.

Filled with insight that will help one to rise above circumstances that presents a balanced and biblical perspective to living life from an eternal perspective. The author gives inspiration and biblical principals that foster the truth of God’s Word and a renewing of the mind that brings encouragement and peace to one’s mind and heart, as the chapters progress, one will learn to find satisfaction and be content despite circumstances.

Shayla Hilton  highlights Paul’s emphasis in learning to become content in all circumstances and briefly addresses and defines contentment. The author gives easy-to-read and short chapters that will help a person engage on a journey that moves forward. Progressive in nature, this teaching gives plenty of the Word of God that offers hope.

Chasing Contentment:
Freely Living Life Through Any Circumstance
Shayla Hilton
ISBN # 978-1-60383-518-9
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars

Each chapter addresses how to live in world with contentment. The Bible says that living with contentment is great godly gain. When you can live in obedience to this, life is bigger, better and brighter than ever before. 

With such chapters as: Positively Powerful, Ditching Doubt, From Distrust to Trust, Courageous: Facing the Fear, Confidence is Calling, Healing for the Hardened Heart, Press Pause, Peace Not Pieces, Saying ‘Yes’ to Surrender, and Situated in Satisfaction, the author advocates intimacy with the Father, Son, and Spirit. At the end of each chapter are personal reflections and a prayer to one emphasize the chapter’s content.

Get Chasing Contentment by Shayla Hilton at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other fine online bookstores. For more information about the author, the book and for some great ministry, visit Shayla Hilton

With A Firm Biblical Background

Available at Amazon and in Kindle ~ The Common Thread: Uncovering the History of the Christian Faith.

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

Co-authors John and Kristie Gentry answer just that question in their new book and uncover the secrets, personal agendas and mysteries that shaped the Christian faith and Judaism, revealing a common thread of the similarities within religion that will surprise and intrigue readers. 

With concise research and a firm Biblical background, this book presents a look into such religions such as: Islam, Hinduism, the scientific theories, religions amongst indigenous tribes throughout the world and much, more.

Exciting, intriguing and well-researched, this is a must read for Christians and theology students wanting to understand the Christian faith and world religions.  
Winner of the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards - Gold Medal in Christian Fiction, 2014 International Book Award, an Amazon.com Best Seller.

A must read ~ CBM Book Reviews ~ A Generation of Curses will keep readers on edge in this reality-based Christian fiction. 

Meet Khadesia Hill.  Moving to California twelve years ago at God’s direction was the best move she ever made.  Her life now, her marriage to Malcolm, and her beautiful baby girl are all she has ever wanted.  Life could not be better for the couple as Malcolm is being groomed to one day take over as lead pastor of his father’s mega church – Solid Rock Christian Ministries.

Then suddenly, everything changed ~ an unwanted stranger knocks pays a visit to Khadesia’s business.  He claims to have evidence implicating Khadesia to the murder of her ex-boyfriend from a decade ago.  Stirring up the past is the adversary’s tool to consume you when he’s got nothing else on you – except past sins.  Now her once perfect reputation is tarnished and eyebrows are raised by not only the church community, but Malcolm’s entire family.  Her loyalty, honesty and life are all hanging in the balance, as calamities from all sides seem to close in. 

Competition, strife and jealousy abound as Corbin and Stacie (Malcolm’s brother and sister-in-law) move in to take Malcolm’s seat as next lead pastor.  To complicate matters, distractions come as Stacie’s friend Maxie, who has long waited for a chance to move-in to Malcolm’s good graces, creating strain and an unwanted love triangle between Khadasia, Maxie and Malcolm.  

Will their faith and marriage survive the onslaught?  Will Khadasia’s reputation be redeemed? 

The Battle Forges On

The Battle Beyond 
A CBM Author Press Release 

Recently released: The Battle Beyond by Diane Walker is a fast paced fictional novel that intertwines the power of faith with politics, world powers and the inner workings of good versus evil. This story reveals the spiritual realm that lies just beyond what the human eye can see. 

Good and evil forces lurking in the shadows fight to sway the decisions of men and ultimately the fate of the world. The battle forges on for the souls of men captivating the audience with the truth of this reality; the reality of what happens just beyond the veil. This is the reality of what it means to have faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ. The stakes are high and have global consequences. Tom and Hannah Stevens are a husband and wife that are deeply committed to each other and their faith in Jesus. They are the only thing that stands in the way of Jack Atler, the President’s right hand man, achieving his goal of making this Presidency one that will go down in history. Oil, politics, and hidden agendas accompany this well written political drama. This thought provoking novel not only entertains but also challenges ones beliefs. This is truly a novel worth reading. 

 The Battle Beyond  by Diane Walker 
 Paperback: 450 pages 
 ISBN-13: 978-1482540888 
 ISBN-10: 1482540886 
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Would You Like To Understand The Bible Better

The Prize Unfolding offers many answers to the current teachings of Christianity that may have left you with many unanswered questions

Have you ever wanted to understand the Bible?  Have you ever wondered what God's will is and the purpose for your life?  Perhaps you’ve taken the wrong way because there seems to be a lack of direction and what about the rapture, the Anti-Christ, the Mark, the 144,000. 

This book comes highly recommended to answer the above and many more questions pertaining to current teachings within the Christian worldview, speaking boldly the words of Father from His Holy Word. 

 Multi-published author, teacher and lay pastor Scott Testori has 3 books to date, his latest release answers many questions one might have along their Christian walk.  First and foremost, Testori focuses on the Father as the Godhead, who knows ALL things.  Understanding who the Father is will reveal his sovereignty and majesty throughout the ages past and all that is to come.  Revealing His (the Father’s Kingdom) brings understanding to the many premises taught throughout this amazing read.  A must-read for all Christians!

Get your copy at Barnes and Noble. Be sure to visit the author at Strait Gate Education for more information about his books and some great ministry.

The Real Issues That Face America Today

New Book Release - Reclaiming the Land: God’s Formula for Revival by Pastor Rusty Kuhn presents not only the desire for revival, but bold and biblical solutions leading to God’s idea of revival, not ours.  Invigorating, this book presents II Chronicles 7:14 as a basis for revival - If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  Gain understanding through this truthful and biblical application of the Word revealing that it’s only up to us first to turn and repent . . . God can do the rest.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be. 

Standing firm in the Word, Rusty Kuhn sheds light on the real issues that face this land today. Are you ready?  Revival is coming.  Read this book and find out how you can be a part of the solution.  A truly amazing read.

As noted by the author, It doesn’t take the most spiritually discerning person among us to see that we stand in desperate need of revival within our land.  We see churches in drastic decline which leads to moral decay and opens wide the door for the devourer to enter in and destroy our families and community.  The purpose of the book is two-fold: (1) . . . to see the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ rise to its full potential and calling by seeking the face of God and (2) seeing this land reclaimed in the name and for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Are you ready for revival?  Are you ready to see healing upon the land of the United States of America – the one that coins the phrase, In God We Trust, then this book is for you!

Available today at Amazon, in Kindle and other fine online bookstores. 

Talmid - The Book of John by W. R. Sander

A Must Read

Author W. R. Sander captivates readers through the journey of three teenagers growing up in first century Israel.  John, a young Jewish boy, is gifted with memorization of the Scriptures.  Meet Philo, another peer and much learned disciple of the elders, who is challenged by the new messages coming from the prophets that John encounters, challenging him to question his path in life.  And Myriam, one whose faith in the prophets' message is firm and resilient.  Many characters come into play to reveal the timeless story of Jesus, the Messiah, who came with a new message, one that challenged the Pharisees of that day.  This is an exciting and riveting story, taking readers back in time to experience Jesus during His ministry.  One will appreciate the historical accuracy as well as the Hebrew language incorporated throughout, offering an ancient feel to this hugely important book. 

Talmid - The Book of John reveals through a progressive novel the story of Jesus – or rather - Yeshua.

Review Date: August 6, 2014
A Christian Book Review
9.9 out of 10.0 stars

This book comes highly recommended for the younger teenage audience, but would also be a very entertaining read for older readers as well.  The book was written so that one might understand who God is, who Jesus is and receive the gift of God – unto salvation.  Throughout the book, the Greatest Story Ever Told is presented through a fascinating and thought-provoking book with dialogue representative of the era (glossary included) as the writer paints vivid pictures of what life was like during the war torn and Roman oppressed Israel.  It is truly a fascinating read that will take you through many emotions of the emergence of the Messiah, leading to His crucifixion.  Invigorating, your faith will be lifted.  

You can visit W. R. Sander at The Book of John. Be sure to get your copy in paperback or electronic version at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble

Are You Born Again

That age old question about heaven. Does heaven truly exist and if so, how can you go there. - Offering that there is only one road to Heaven, the author invites others to examine their standing for Heaven through a biblical perspective offering insight into being born again, the question of religion, salvation, eternity and much, much more.  All discussion and analysis give a scriptural foundation of who man is, to include teaching that man was created in the image of God and that man is a spirit with a physical body.  Jesus is revealed as the Messiah and King who will come and judge all the world and rule the world.  The teachings within this exciting read combine 7 of the author's book into one, presenting eternity and Heaven through thought-provoking scriptural application. 

This book is recommended for new and mature believers alike that provides a broad scope of the Bible.  And is also highly recommended for those who question if God or Heaven do in fact really exist.  In reality, if there was a Heaven, wouldn't you like to go there?  Would you like to know your place in the world and why you were created?  And what about your purpose?  This is a book that gives answers to the many question one might have, teaching that there is only one path to Heaven – Jesus Christ. 

Be sure to get your copy at Barnes and Noble.

You Will Not Be Able To Put This One Down.

The Battle Beyond by Diane Walker ~ A Christian Fiction Novel

The battle between good and evil.  With political and religious overtones, intertwining faith, the Scriptures and the spiritual realm, the author writes an unforgettable drama. 

The battle that has been unfolding since the beginning of time – the battle between good and evil.  Giving insight into the reality of the unseen realm, the author presents a real life scenario that reveals the never ending battle over the souls of men and women in the 21st century. The stakes are high and one of global consequences.

Tom and Hannah Stevens, husband and wife are deeply committed to each other they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.  With fast paced action, the author captivates readers with an intriguing look into the inner workings of darkness, revealing the power behind spiritual warfare that wreak havoc upon the inhabitants of this place we call, Earth.

The President's right-hand man, personal assistant and close friend is planning an agenda.  One that will change the rules if successful, along with assuring the President's reincarnation as a viable choice for the presidency seat.  The plan is one of global repercussions and if it fails, the whole world will be affected.  The stakes are high; and Tom is his only roadblock (or so he thinks) in this Christian fiction novel.  Oil, politics, popularity and hidden agendas accompany this Christian fiction novel.


Unveiling faith in Jesus Christ, Tom seeks refuge in his family and solace in his faith.  Revealing a riveting battle between darkness and light, faith is tested for Tom.  Beyond the physical realm, the author offers a drama that will intrigue and challenge one's beliefs in the world beyond the visual.  With real life demons and spirits, the world is just their playground as they seek destruction upon the human race.

  • Review Date: July, 2014 ~ 9.9 out of 10.0 stars ~ Get your copy of The Battle Beyond at Barnes and Noble