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Alice Bailey and her plan to “revitalize” Christianity

Review of : Alice Bailey “Mother” of the New Age movement, and her plan to “revitalize” Christianity

This is an important booklet for all serious Christians to read and understand.
The New Age spirituality has infiltrated almost all churches and pulpits, Sunday schools, businesses, classrooms, and even the medical industry. How? From the “mystery religions” aka the occult, being repackaged and seductively sold to unsuspecting people as the
“New Age”, with meditation, yoga, labyrinths, or that “God is in everything”, or through ecumenism, and the now-prevalent blending and obfuscation of all denominations and religions into one. In short, redefining Christianity and fooling almost everyone.
This booklet also gives a brief history of the swastika, and the term Aryan, too, which will surprise
you! I highly recommend this booklet.

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Amish Christmas Miracles: 14 Stories to touch your heart and warm your soul this Christmas

I’ve just read the book by Jennifer Spredemann, An Unexpected Christmas Gift,  which is part of the book,  Amish Christmas Miracles.   This was a lighthearted, enjoyable story that I liked a lot. It put me in the mood for winter, and all things that are enjoyable about the season of good will towards each other.   Living in a hot, humid climate, it was refreshing to get immersed in this short story set in the cold months.  I almost could feel the need for a coat!  Loved it!

I liked the main characters, Janie Mischler, and Rob Zehr.  Janie seemed “real”. She felt a lot of emotions I’m sure most people feel, and she was determined to stay true to her faith, and to obey God’s direction for her.   That in itself is inspiring.  The supporting characters were interesting and likeable, even the one person who was an irritation to Rob for a while.  The way Mrs. Spredemann sketched the closeness of the Amish families made me feel good about life.  A welcome change.  JEB1

The most important part of this story about miracles was, at various times,  her focus on the fact that God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross so our sins could be forgiven.  Jennifer actually wrote the whole plan of salvation in this story, and that was MARVELOUS.  She wrote what God said, that we are to forgive each other. She went further to say,  … if we refuse to, we’re telling GOD that His love wasn’t enough for us!  I was extremely elated to read all of that and more, in this short story.  This is one of the reasons I will continue to purchase JEB Spredemann’s books, and support her work.  She’s a gifted and talented writer, and she is doing God’s work by using her talents to show people the way to Heaven.

Jesus on the cross

A copy of this book by Jennifer Spredemann was provided to me by the author.

Jennifer Spredemann (formerly writing as J.E.B. Spredemann) seeks to pen compelling stories that captivate readers and bring glory to GOD. She has authored over two dozen Amish fiction titles in her can’t-put-down writing style, some of which have won awards.

She resides in Indiana Amish Country with her family on a former Amish farm where the documentary BreakiJEB Spredemann photong the Silence was filmed.

Title: Amish Christmas Miracles: 14 stories to touch your heart and warm your soul this Christmas
Author(s): Jennifer Beckstrand, Kathleen Fuller, J E B Spredemann, Dana R Lynn, Susan Lantz Simpson, Ashley Emma, Lenora Worth, Serena B Miller, Loree Lough, Rachel J Good, Laura Bradford, Tracy Fredrychowski, Adina Senft,
Publisher: Jennifer Beckstrand Publishing
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Jesus knocking at door

JOHN 3:16-21:   [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

The Shenandoah Road-A novel of the Great Awakening

Lynne Basham Tagawa’s book, The Shenandoah Road, is an impressive story about what life was like in America during the mid-1700s.

The Shenandoah Road is about traveling through the pristine woods in order to get back home, and about encountering dangers, real life situations, and how they were resolved. Lynne Basham Tagawa does have an eye for story continuity and adding pertinent content to tie the history neatly with the fiction. 

This is also about a Scottish frontiersman, John Russell, who needs to marry again, and about a woman, Abigail Williams, who finds out her faith is not all she thinks it is.  Abigail is talented  in using natural herbs to heal people.  She reads books about botany and herbals, and makes quite a useful collection of them to keep nearby when she needs to use them.  This was an interesting detail about Abigail, and I would have liked to learn more about herbal medicines used back in that time.

John is a kenspeckle (Hi, Lynne!) Scotsman,a responsible family man, and a good provider.  He has a daughter from a previous marriage, since his wife had been killed.  A faithful Christian, he consistently does his best to do what the Lord expects from him.

This book was more of a spiritual great awakening of Abigail, and in some aspects, John. Many thought-provoking bible verses and insights.   John’s duty-bound devotion to Abigail, after he married her, and before he fell in love with her,  was refreshing, and something I think needs to be emphasized more to people today. I enjoyed each time John shared the bible with Abigail, and how the sermon from George Whitefield brought up very important questions in her mind. 

The way Mrs. Tagawa ends the book is genuinely sound and sensible!  All of it comes together nicely, and in a way that makes you glad you read her book.  I’m looking forward to reading more from her. Lynne Basham Tagawa, author





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  • Publisher: Blue Rock Press (July 11, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 11, 2018
  • Language: English
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John 17:3 – And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 

The Everlasting Flame~ a book by Linda L. Chaikin

The Everlasting Flame, a book by Linda L. Chaikin

Linda L. Chaikin’s historical fiction account of reformed Protestants working to provide the world with the bible written in English is a book EVERY Christian needs to read. 

The topic was well-researched, and her story was structured in a way that made it easy to follow.  The basic plot :

Justin Brice and Lady Regina Redford, through a series of interlinked events,  join up with William Tyndale to translate and print thousands of copies of the Holy Bible, with the help of merchants and printers who are sympathetic to the Protestant Reformation.

The account is set in the early to mid-1500s in England, Germany, and parts of the Netherlands.  The reader will meet the true heroes of the Protestant Reformation, men and women who heroically risked their very lives in going against the corrupted Catholic church. 

You will learn about Erasmus, Bishop Stokesly, Dean John Colet, Martin Luther, Thomas Poyntz, Thomas Cromwell, and other real people who were involved, either for or against, providing understandable, English-language bibles for every person.





The Everlasting Flame exceeded my expectations, and kept me interested from chapter one to the end.

Throughout this wonderful historical fiction book, the message of determination, perseverance, in spite of horrendous consequences, and above all, a love for the finished work of Jesus Christ, the holy Lamb of God, was constant and encouraging.  This is a valuable historical lesson for every born again Christian.


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    • Publisher: Moody Pub (April 1, 1995)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9780802423399
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An Unforgivable Secret ~ Book review

What can I say about this book that will really give it the accolades it deserves?
I’ll try.

This story begins like a little snowball, and gains momentum, getting more powerful
and bigger with each chapter. It has a moving and deeply spiritual message of hope and
forgiveness, extended to anyone identifying with the main subject of the novel.

Hannah Glick, a young Amish woman, is engaged to Christian a young Amish man in her community. Through a happenstance “chance”, she finds out something about him
that totally changes her course in life. The book Mrs. Spredemann has written deals
compassionately yet truthfully about her alternate pathway, and those whom she is
involved with along the way. I don’t want to give much away, I’m hoping everyone who reads
this review will read An Unforgivable Secret. It really has so much valuable information, along with
tidings of hope and directives for how a couple can go about repairing the damage this unforgivable secret that can and does, unleash catastrophe in the involved person’s life.  JEB Spredemann weaves a series of events that COULD happen, and it gives you such a joyful blessing.  She’s a Godly author, and I love that.

Again, I encourage everyone reading the review to read this book for yourself. You’ll be amazed, uplifted, and oh so much better equipped to help yourself, or someone else.

Thanks be to God, for giving his faithful servants such awesome talents.  If we would all use them for HIS glory and to bring honor to Him, what a better world this would be!

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Book Review- Secrets of My Heart – Tracie Peterson, author

Secrets of My Heart is a story about a young woman, recently widowed from
a cold and emotionally private husband. He was wealthy, so she has enough money
to run a ladies boarding house, not for need of money, just for something to do.
After her lawyer discovers some secrets about her late husband, Nancy is appalled and
a bit frightened about the scope of the secrets.

The story revolves around Nancy, the widow, Seth, a childhood friend who works with her lawyer,
and Gerald Berkshire, a friend of her husband.
This book is clean Christian fiction, with Jesus and God as an ongoing part of the
way Nancy and Seth work through the situation left behind by her deceptive husband’s business. There is a lot of detail, and much to keep the reader interested in how the
story works itself out.

Yes, there is a bit of a love relationship, but Mrs. Peterson keeps it clean and safe for Christian readers. I must say I’m interested in finding out more about some of the characters, namely Mrs. Weaver, a boarder, Seth, and Gerald Berkshire. This is a good book, providing preliminary events that prepares the reader for the next book in her series.

I read Tracie Peterson’s books for 2 reasons: 1. There is a complete testimony for anyone who wants to be born again, and follow Jesus as their Savior and Lord in each book.
2. She tells a good story, with enough details and descriptions to keep my interest.

Romans 10:9-15: [9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
[10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
[11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
[12] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
[13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
[14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
[15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

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Treasures of the North~ Yukon Quest~ book review

Treasures of the North, book 1 in the Yukon Quest series by Tracie Peterson, was well written and had a lot of variety in each character’s personality and story. This is one of the very few
series books that I actually want to read the next book from! Tracie Peterson published this in 2001, which was 19 years ago! I knew this would be one of her earlier works, and was happily surprised that her natural skill in telling a good Christian historical fiction story was already blooming profusely in Treasures of the North. 

Openly and unabashedly Christian, Mrs Peterson writes the clear and simple Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world, and how to be born again. THIS is the heart of her writings, and even on her website, she says, and I quote: Writing Christian fiction has been a ministry and joy for me. My goal is that every book I write–whether it’s a historical novel for a series, a standalone contemporary novel, a novella or a nonfiction book–would entertain, educate, and encourage each reader in whatever way God sees fit. This is my mission field and passion.

God bless you, and thank you for remaining stedfast and loyal to the One Who gave you
the intelligence and perseverence to write solid, clean stories that are, indeed, a ministry and an education to your readers.
This story is about Grace, Karen, Doris, Martin, Peter, and to some extent, Jacob and Adrik. I liked all of the characters, and am looking forward to reading the next book, Ashes and Ice. I learned a lot about the gold rush, Skagway, Dyea, and how harsh the life was, of stampeders and their families in Alaska. Good research, great story.


Refining Fire ~ Brides of Seattle book 2

This is book 2 in the Brides of Seattle series, by Tracie Peterson.  An excellent book, clean, Christian historical fiction with characters you can sympathize with and identify easily with.   Plenty of solid story line, with Militine, Abrianna, Thane, Wade, the bridal school sisters, Miss Selma, Miss Miriam, and Miss Poisie , and an evil villian who will remain anonymous in this review.  You find out for yourself! 

This book had several biblically sound explanations of how to get to Heaven, how to be born again, which is one of the best things I appreciate about Tracie Peterson’s books.  Devout, and clear to all readers, you can’t read her books without knowing how to be born again.    Romans 10:9-13.

The historical account of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 was gripping, and tense.  Her descriptions of the city as it burned to the ground was as if you were there, experiencing a flaming inferno all around you.


There was also recovery, and plenty of hope and even some humor.  The research she puts into her books, the accuracy, is wonderful.

Enjoy this good read. 


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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
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Bible Scripture on End Times and Gathering unto JESUS

[3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
[4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
[5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
[6] And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
[7] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
[8] All these are the beginning of sorrows.
[9] Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
[10] And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
[11] And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
[12] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
[13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
[14] And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
[15] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
[16] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
[17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
[18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
[19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
[20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
[21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
[22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
[23] Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
[24] For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
[25] Behold, I have told you before.
[26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
[27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[28] For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
[29] Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
[30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
[31] And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
[32] Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
[33] So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
[34] Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
[35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
[36] But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
[37] But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[40] Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[41] Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[42] Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
[43] But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
[44] Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
[45] Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
[46] Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
[47] Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
[48] But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
[49] And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
[50] The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
[51] And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew Ch.24 tells everyone that we WON’T be gathered together unto JESUS until after the events of tribulations written of in Matthew Ch. 24.
Which is why, I believe, Jesus said: Matt. 13: But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Words of Truth from the King James bible

James 4:8- Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

see: Isa. 55:6-[6] Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

[7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.