Marriage Mission Critical

Are you:

Overwhelmed by perpetual unresolved conflict.
Drifting away from your partner.
Experiencing the pain of betrayal.
Confused by the complexity of marriage.
Afraid to walk down the aisle.

Marriage from Roots to Fruits: Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil by Matt Pavlik is a solid, biblical Christian marriage book and study guide that gives hope for troubled marriages when failure is not an option. As most know, the divorce rate is at a staggering rate in the U.S. Most couples are bombarded with a myriad of issues that come from encounters with the world’s darkness, sin and the enemy. 

In this profound book, the author as a licensed professional marriage counselor, gives understanding to your personal design by God that includes your identity and a step-by-step journey of growth in God and within a marriage. He unveils marriage as designed by God that was intended to be an environment where one can grow and prosper.

With this in mind, the author presents a fascinating and insightful read that teaches one who you are in God and what marriage was created for.  He has created a guide, divided into 3 parts as: Spiritual Foundations, Individual Growth & Marital Growth to help readers recognize that good fruit comes from good trees. Therefore, he starts from the root of issues to produce godly fruit. This takes readers within a marriage, individually, or within a small study group, on a journey of self-discovery to enable them to put God back into the picture. Thus, producing a fruitful harvest the way God designed marriage to be enjoyed.

Marriage from Roots to Fruits comes highly recommended as a read that is not only biblical, but practical. 
Matt Pavlik
Additionally, the author addresses many of the issues in marriage that can eat away at the root system of a marriage to include: communication style, your love language and conflict resolution. (Honestly, there is so much in the book that all cannot be listed within a review). Within the pages of this book one will learn to view each other as an individual, understand differences and godly roles, while learning to apply godly principles within a marriage that will transform marriages and individuals. The book is certainly an all-encompassing Christian perspective from one who is a professional marriage counselor and has a heart to heal marriages.
  • Marriage from Roots to Fruits: 
  • Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil
  • By: Matt Pavlik
  • ISBN #978-0986383106
  • A CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 plus stars

As a reviewer that has reviewed hundreds of books, many which are on marriage, this book stands out as one of the best that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. You may get your copy of Marriage from Roots to Fruits by Matt Pavlik at Amazon. Be sure to visit the author at Marriage From Roots To FruitsChristian Concepts and New Reflections Counseling for more information.

Mwen Konprann Kreyol

Yes, you can teach yourself - In Teach Yourself Haitian Creole by Yeral E. Ogando you will find a 10-step book teaching the language of Haitian Creole.  

Beginning by encouraging students to study just 20 minutes a day.  Giving a broad vocabulary and the verb tenses, in this way, the short term studying will accumulate to practice that is made perfect everyday. Offering a MP3 Audio download (from the back bonus page) the author has made learning the Haitian Creole language even easier. The first chapter is designed to learn the Creole alphabet, how to read Creole in any text and how to say good morning. 

The author Step-by-step encourages learning vocabulary and the practice of speaking with a person whose native tongue is Creole to further learning the language. With plenty of symbols, art and graphs, the author has made this a self-explanatory book that teaches the basis of the Haitian Creole language.  

Each part builds upon another.  This is a fun and fast way to teaching oneself this language.With such chapters as: Bonjou - Good Morning, Kouman Ou Ye – How are You, Mwen Konprann Kreyol –I Understand Creole, Nan Biwo-At the Office, Nan Lopital – At the Hospital, Vwayaj Pou Ayiti – Trip to Haiti, Nan Otel La – At the Hotel, Nan Restoran – At the Restaurant, Twa Komante Yo – Three Comments, Kat Atik Espesyal Yo – Four Special Articles, Answers, Glossary and an added Bonus Page, the author presents different scenarios to communicating with the language, such as asking how are you and if one were to go to the hospital, a hotel or restaurant, etc.

 The author has done an excellent job with this book. This is an exciting, but very practical way to learn the language.  Highly recommended as a study-guide to those that are new to the language as this is an easy and fast-paced way to learn the tenses and vocabulary of the language. 

Visit the author at Aprenda Creol HaitianoYou may get your copy of Teach Yourself Haitian Creole at Amazon, in Kindle and at Barnes and Noble

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself

A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

A highly recommended must read by A.M. Deigloriam ~ Simply a wake-up call to America, the complacent, the compromising, the slothful, and all who are disobedient to the Lord’s commands.  

The book is not meant to put down anyone, but to lift up and re-focus readers on Christian values that many Americans have lost and/or take for granted.

Centered on one of the greatest commandments: Love thy neighbor as thyself - this book takes a look at the position of wealth in America and reminds people that wealth is not to be trusted in, but God who gives to all richly everything to enjoy. 

With that said, wealth is not meant to be spent on oneself, for purchasing expansive houses or luxury cars, but wealth is meant to help the poor. 

The author addresses the notion that the poor are somehow being punished for their sins and don’t deserve help. With a historical look at the original twelve apostles, the author brings readers back with scripture to the core values that this country has lived by, which we are quickly losing, as many Americans have forgotten God and living a holy life.

This read is a highly recommended for those that desire to do good in their sphere of influence. With sound biblical teaching and insight, this author has compiled this book to be a reminder to Americans to return back to Christianity. Also, I would go as far to say that every Christian and member of the Body of Christ should read this book. 

This message is really a “word” from God - and a call to honor God, to also honor all men whom are created in the image of God, revealing an avenue for repentance. (Yes, repentance – another word Americans don’t like to think of which is rarely taught from the pulpit.) 

Timely in nature, this message speaks to the greed and apathy of a compromising church, as our country seems to be straying farther away from godly policy to man-made policies that are against the core values of America and against God Himself.

Return to Christianity by A.M. Deigloriam. You may get your copy of Return to Christianity in NOOK Book.

Life Can Be Crazy

The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn from Bill Morgenstein encapsulates days of the past and current, describing what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn, New York, to have dreams fulfilled and to have dreams die. Find out what it was really like “back then” during the Depression and war years from one who lived and overcame through all the ups and downs of life.  A highly entertaining, well-written read that says: “No matter what, don’t give up!”

Author Bill Morgenstein writes his life memoir in The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn ~ a fantastically written autobiography looking back at his life as a “good Jewish boy”, to his career, his family, his upbringing, his education and all the crazy, memorable and tragic experiences that made him into the man he is today.  Funny, even hilarious at times, readers will enjoy this man’s journey from childhood into adulthood.  His dream was to play for the New York Yankees ~ a dream that was caught up by the cares of the world. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, the author entered the military and did 18 months in a non-combat zone in Korea.  His exploits, travels and business savvy are highlighted throughout and upon his return became the successful President of an import/export footwear company before the age of thirty, another dream that did come to pass.   

A Book Of Selected Poems

Title: Selected Poems
By: Brenda Elizabeth Rose
Review Date: October 21, 2014
A CBM Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars

Selected Poems by Brenda Elizabeth Rose is a handful of enchanting and poignant poems.

Each describes a certain theme - life, loss, God’s gift, love, hope, faith, admiration of nature or friends, originating from a long life by Miss Rose who has chosen to write out her legacy and thoughts in these short poems. 

Readers will find her poems thoughtful, reminiscent and beautiful.  One can inspire, one poem can change your mind or just lift you up for the day - many speak of God, His love and nature.  Eloquently laid out, this culmination of poems is done in style with handwriting and makes an excellent gift or coffee table book.   

Recommended for easy reading and daily devotional time, this book of selected poems offers grace and light to each day.  You will be refreshed and thoroughly blessed.

You may get your copy of Selected Poems at Amazon.

Like An Eagle

Crazy Blogs n Stuff is proud to present a wonderful new book release for young teens. Flying Like an Eagle by Disciple John. This is a endearing book that is focused on scripture. The author tells of this young man’s encounter with an Angel in a dream, as the boy sets out on a journey, dedicating his life to serve Jesus Christ and show a lost world the love of Christ. This is one of those stories that will seep deep down into the heart, creating a yearning for more of the things of God. Flying Like an Eagle will ignite passion and faith to follow Jesus Christ. 

The book is recommended for young readers between the ages of 7-12

The timeless story of Jesus, the Messiah

Wonderfully written, life-changing, encouraging and a must read.

Captivating 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.

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.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is presented through a fascinating and thought-provoking book with dialogue representative of the era 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.  ~ 9.9 out of 10.0 stars, CBM Christian Book Reviews.

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Be Transformed by God

Powerful and insightful, this re-released book presents practical biblical insight to the principles that govern life here on Earth.  Offering truth and understanding of the power of God's wisdom, Denise Milianta, as a Christ-centered life coach, author and speaker has made it easy to apply scriptural wisdom to your life.  Recommended for use as a spiritual handbook, this book covers all of life's tough questions relating to decisions, finances, marriage, relationships and beyond.     
Broken, confused and desperate for answers, Denise found herself being coached by God and shares the vast biblical knowledge that she has learned from many years of being taught and led by the Holy Spirit, revealing to others that truly there is a better path – that path is the path of life with Jesus Christ.  Come and discover truth and the power of God's wisdom to renew, transform and lead you and your family to a truly blessed life. Be sure to visit the author's website at Denise Milianta 

The Fruit of Impatience

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Impatience will frequently put you into a crisis that would not have come had you been patient.  Frequently people go to God in prayer as an afterthought, instead of coming to Him in the beginning to find His will. Problems will come when you listen to the wrong “experts.”  This is usually based on the visible which is presently happening, whereas God sees what is going to happen.  When Paul was on the ship going to Rome, Acts 27:13-26, during the storm the sailors panicked and threw out much cargo and tackle.  Don’t throw out things of value in a time of crisis.  Some stop reading their Bibles, praying or going to Church, whereas if they would hold on a little longer, they would receive God’s answer for them.  Wait for God’s direction in your time of need, and you will be blessed.

Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” - N. A. S. B. Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. 

Love That Never Fails

John 17:26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.

The love God the Father had for His Son, is the same quality He has for each one who has accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.  He wants this love to continue to grow in you, but it’s up to you to accept or reject it.  A person may say they love the Lord, but actions will speak louder than words.  You show your love for Him in a variety of ways, and one of them is longing to be in His presence.  Does it seem to be drudgery when its necessary to go to a prayer meeting?  If a meal was going to be served during the time of a prayer meeting, possible three times as many people would show up, than if there was no meal served.  God wants you to love Him for who He is, and not what you can get out of Him.  Develop a love life with Him through prayer and study His Word, and see Him greatly respond.

The truest end of life is to know the love that never ends.  Is your passport for eternity in order?  Don’t put it off, you may need it sooner than you think.

Overcoming Temptation

2 Peter 1:5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge.

All of you are desirous of increasing your faith so that you will be able to get your prayers answered.  This is possible as you spend more time studying your Bible, see Romans 10:17.  Peter tells you to add virtue to your faith.  Some of the dictionary definitions are, goodness, moral excellence and purity.  Virtue seems to be lacking in the lives of many who call themselves Christians.  Their attitude is that it’s not necessary unless they are caught.  God has a different idea for you, and expects you to fulfill this command in your life if you are going to spend eternity with Him.  The first step that is necessary is to have a desire to be virtuous.  Next it is necessary to allow him to point out the things that are missing the mark in your life.  Ask Him to make you fit for the Master’s use.

When you’re tempted to not do what you know is right, recognize where the temptation is originating. Resist the devil vigorously so that he will feel like a lion in the den with Daniel.