ALGER PUBLICATIONS, WANDA ALGER

Oracles of Grace: Building a Legacy of Wisdom and Revelation – by Wanda Alger

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Alger Publications, Date of Publication: December 7, 2017

ISBN-13: 978-0999675205. Price: $10.37


Wanda Alger writes anointed, Spirit-filled words about walking in God’s grace. Our Heavenly Father holds her close to His heart. This book takes you from where we are to where God intends us to be. It gently draws us into His grace, unbound and unfettered by the trappings of legalism. Through its life-giving pages, we fall into alignment with our Father’s heart and His awesome work on earth. This book contains divine wisdom, powerful revelation and life-giving applications to transform us into His image, enabling us to fulfill our God-given destiny. God’s redeeming grace guides us to intimacy with God. Wanda’s creative expression and well of revelation, coupled with her passion for truth and pursuit of eternal things makes her a fiery trailblazer to illuminate the way for others to reach the heart of God. This anointed book shows us how to dissociate ourselves from the complex challenges of our times to know Him, make Him known and live out His grace in our lives. Wanda’s authentic Christianity reverberates throughout the glowing pages of Oracles of Grace. Wanda’s amazing life and testimony overwhelms us with gratitude as to the endless potential in store for all who believe in God’s supernatural power. We are encouraged, enlightened, inspired and challenged by the rich spiritual wisdom that comes from a life of obedience to God and His life-transforming Word. This book invites us to life in the Kingdom in all its fullness. I recommend it wholeheartedly to all who want to know God and taste His love through Oracles of Grace.

Miriam Jacob

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BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP, REVELL, SUSAN MAY WARREN

TROUBLED WATERS by Susan May Warren

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IMPRINT: REVELL, PUBLISHERS: BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP

ISBN: 9781493412556. PUB. DATE: Jan 2018. PRICE:  $14.99


“Troubled Waters” by Susan May Warren sparkles with redemption, resolution and saving grace amidst the picturesque beauty of a backdrop of wild Montana skies and sweeping scenery, wilderness suspense and romance. This is a high-stakes, swiftly-moving, dramatic, high-flying, mountaintop action-adventure, packed with snappy dialogue and flawed characters with emotional and spiritual challenges. It is a heartwarming story of love and sacrifice. It has an increasing complex plot and character development. Susan May Warren’s high peril situations are set at the height of human emotions, as she uses unusually trying situations and circumstances to make her characters depict illustrating truths. The main characters deal with honesty, self-control, and faith, while reaching their physical and emotional limits of self-endurance, to grow beyond their problems. They travel down difficult paths, with nothing but faith to cling on to, before they learn to truly love each other with selfless devotion. This book bears the unique stamp and hallmark of Susan May Warren’s books and makes a very interesting read. I recommend it to readers.

Miriam Jacob


 

BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP - REVELL, LAURA FRANTZ

The Lacemaker – by Laura Frantz

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IMPRINT: REVELL, PUBLISHER: BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP

ISBN: 9781493412501. Pub. Date: Jan 2018. PRICE: $15.99


The dashing young hero of “The Lacemaker,” Noble Rynallt, is truly noble and lives up to his name. The gracefully elegant and beautiful heroine, Lady Liberty’s great resourcefulness, in the face of the utterly devastating loss of everything most precious to her heart, reveals a woman of incredible courage, strength and determination. Laura Frantz has a fastidious approach to historical research and pays an impeccable attention to detail. Her clear-cut characterisation has an uncanny ability to revive heartfelt emotion in her readers with living, breathing characters, large as life. In “The Lacemaker,” Laura presents a highly suspenseful story of true love, cunning twists of betrayal, and brand new beginnings. With her flawless, meticulous eye for detail in historical fiction, Laura Frantz enchants her readers into the beautiful world of historical romance to make them feel a warm part of her incredible story.

Miriam Jacob

GPROCOMMISSION

GProCommission features Handbook to Happiness by Dr. Charles R. Solomon

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We pray that the Handbook to Happiness and its blog will have an impact on pastors in training and, in turn, they will impact the Church. Each of the pastors needs to see the simplicity and power of the Wheel and Line diagrams that illustrate the teaching. The Wheel and Line tract is a condensation of Chapter Two of Handbook to Happiness, by Dr. Charles R. Solomon. The book explains and applies the message of the Cross and Exchanged Life in strategic ways. Experiencing the Cross in our own lives by understanding our crucifixion and resurrection with Christ is the only way into the Spirit-controlled life (Galatians 5:16). It is life out of death, victory out of defeat. It is the only purpose and sole answer for suffering in the believer’s life. Our path to the Cross, and the Cross itself, is a path of suffering that leads to the end of suffering with victory in the believer’s life. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” – (Galatians 2:20). After studying Handbook to Happiness, pastors will witness this life transformation in themselves and those to whom they minister, and will teach it in the Church. The Handbook to Happiness, a fifty-year-old, time-tested and proven Biblical Guide to Victorious Living, along with its Wheel and Line diagrams, is a powerful tool to revitalize the Church with a new reformation in this 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation!

Miriam Jacob

MARIE BENEDICT, SOURCEBOOKS LANDMARK

Carnegie’s Maid – by Marie Benedict

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Publisher: SourceBooks Landmark.

Date of Publication: 1 January 2018

ISBN 13: 9781492646617


With captivating insight and great sensitivity of heart, Marie Benedict tells the mesmerizing tale of an unknown woman who might have inspired an American dynasty, transforming Andrew Carnegie from wealthy industrialist into the world’s first philanthropist.

In the 1860s, Irish immigrant Clara Kelley, seeks employment as a lady’s maid in the home of Andrew Carnegie, head of the Carnegie Empire. Unfortunately, Clara Kelley is not who she appears to be. Posing as a knowledgeable, well-experienced Irish maid, she is actually a poor farmer’s daughter with nothing to her name. Another woman named Clara has gone missing, and Clara pretends to be her, in order to earn some precious income to send back to keep her family alive. Clara tries her level best keep up the ruse though it requires special talents and skills that she does not possess. But she does have a stern resolve as strong as steel, along with an uncanny, unique gift of business skills, that makes Andrew rely upon her. But Clara cannot afford to let her guard down even for a single moment. It was too dangerous. Revealing the true state of her past might only serve to ruin her own future and that of her family’s, who depended solely on her for sustenance. Soon, Clara and Andrew care for each other deeply. When Clara suddenly goes missing, Carnegie’s fruitlessly persistent search for her eventually lay the foundation for his lasting legacy.

Clara tries her level best keep up the ruse. Posing as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires special talents and skills that she doesn’t possess. But she does have a stern resolve as strong as steel, coupled with an uncanny gift of unique business skills, that makes Andrew start to rely on her. But Clara cannot afford to let her guard down even for a single moment. It was too dangerous. Revealing the true state of her past might only serve to ruin her own future and that of her family’s, who depended solely on her for sustenance. Soon, Clara and Andrew care for each other deeply. When Clara suddenly goes missing, Carnegie’s fruitlessly persistent search for her eventually lay the foundation for his lasting legacy.

In this well chronicled and impeccably researched novel, that highlights the hitherto unsung role of all unknown women like the mysterious Clara, who with extreme courage and selfless determination, made their silently, unannounced mark upon the renowned pages of history, we witness with breathless awe the stunning stamp of the relevance of history in the early immigrant experience. In a deeply human narrative of incredibly complex, extremely vulnerable, sensitive characters and peculiar twists and turns of fate, this book reveals the arresting power of ambition to realize the American Dream. With captivating insight, Marie Benedict’s clever intellect is dramatically displayed in her well-drawn characters and well-crafted plot, utterly well-suited to historical fiction, in an engaging read, with excellent description and perfectly good balance of emotional tones.

Extremely realistic to accept and confront the vicissitudes of life head-on, the clear-headed, pragmatic Clara Kelley is firm in her convictions and careful to protect herself from impropriety. She struggles to understand Carnegie’s inconsistent behavior and stubborn refusal to confront his flaws. Despite the shared chemistry between them, Carnegie’s mercurial behavior is revealed in his double personality – the ruthless businessman and the egalitarian, erudite young man. Clara’s musings and revelations are interestingly portrayed. Equality with passion is stressed, as the epilogue rushes the story to its logical conclusion. It is sad that in this heart-moving story, Clara and Andrew could never develop their relationship due to the sharp differences in their own particular positions in the echelons of society, forcing Clara to leave the Carnegie home for a life of total oblivion. In this fictional book, although readers are deprived of the ‘happily-ever-after,” that magical moment when true satisfaction comes to the reader, we derive a small measure of comfort from the fact that Clara’s loss becomes Andrew’s gain, when he pledges to pursue her lofty ideals for the ultimate good of mankind.

The climax of the story takes place on December 23, 1868 in the luxurious interior of the study of a hotel suite in New York, where ensconced behind his desk, Andrew Carnegie wielded his fountain pen with a fury, in dire contrast to the gentle melody of a Christmas song wafting through the air. Haunted by memories of Clara, Andrew had spent most of his time searching for her, without success. There was not even the slightest hint of her trail. Clara had covered her tracks so well that it was as if she had never existed except in a dream. Andrew was alone with his thoughts of Clara. In the seclusion and privacy of the study, intimate memories of Clara washed over him. Andrew was filled with a longing so intense as to give him physical pain. He remembered her demure manner and averted gaze, and the few times when she met his gaze unflinchingly, revealing fleeting glimpses of the sharp intelligence that lay concealed beneath her placid demeanor. Andrew had vowed to Clara that he would carve out a different path for himself, choosing a life that would be the most elevating in character and principles. He would honor his vow even though she had disappeared. Through his inexorable pain and agonizing despair at losing Clara, Andrew found healing grace. He might not have Clara, but he would wield her beliefs like a sword. The twin idols of status and money would be worshipped no longer. Instead, he would utilize them for the benefit and betterment of others, in creating ladders for immigrants to climb to success. The document Andrew so painstakingly drafted would have pleased his Clara. And this thought gave him a small measure of happiness. It was the tiniest of appeasements that was to set Andrew on the path to glory. Clara had won the battle at last.

Miriam Jacob

FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP

Dearest Dad – From your Daughter

The relationship between a father and his daughter has something special about it, that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it. It is a family relationship where both learn essential things from each other. The father learns how to be vulnerable and open about his feelings while the daughter learns how to be confident and strong.
 
“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides
 
A daughter is a precious gift in a man’s life, especially as he grows old and needs more kindness, support, and tender words to sweeten the burden of old age. A daughter knows how to exude love and kindness around her and how to make her father feel young at heart.
 
“A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago
A father remains a girl’s true love forever.
 
“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
 
Fathers want their daughters to learn the best from them. The best thing that a man can do is live his life and give his daughter a good example that she can follow.
 
Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a daddy. Transitioning from father to daddy takes a lot of responsibility, love, and patience, but it shows that a man is present in the life of his child with all his heart. It is about learning how to be your best version, how to behave gracefully and kindly, and how to remain a loving and compassionate person, which is something that a father teaches his little girl.
 
A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men. 
A dad helps a daughter to become a complete person, confident in herself and at peace with everyone.
 
“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor
 
The relationship between father and daughter remains the same, despite the passing of time. Age does not take away a daughter’s need to be close to her father or to enjoy his presence and his support. Whenever life seems too much, a daughter knows that she can find support in the encouraging words of her father.
 
The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is…that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her.
 
Daughters learn from their fathers that men should be loving, respectful, supportive, and strong. As they grow up and discover the world of men, they realize how pure and uplifting is the love of their fathers and how difficult it is to find something similar.
 
No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” – Michael Ratnadeepak
 
The love of a father for his daughter is a very special kind of love, based on kindness, purity, and unconditional support. No matter how many people a woman meets and loves throughout her life, her father remains the one who loves her the most.
 
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away. 
 
“Being a father to a girl is all about the simple, but beautiful moments of everyday connection. The smiles, laughter and warm hugs of his daughter are the things that make a father rediscover the joy and innocence of childhood and the beauty of life.” – Hugh Jackman
 
“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. 
The love that a man feels for his daughter is almost an angelic feeling that has no other motives than love itself. It is a type of love that makes a man regain the strength of his own heart and to acknowledge the beauty of vulnerability. His daughter becomes his most precious treasure. In love to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison
 
“The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.” – David Duchovny
 
In a man’s life, there are moments that shine brighter than others and which talk about his innermost feelings. One such moment is when a daughter is born. The thought of having to take care and love a precious little angel for the rest of her life is heart-warming for any man.
 
“I’m looking at my daughter right now. To think that I am her dad is the greatest honor in the world. She’s an amazing kid. We have a great relationship and she is one of my closest friends.” – Harry Connick, Jr.
 
Having a daughter is not only about responsibility and constant worrying as many men think, but it can also be about fun and connection. A daughter can be a great friend, confidant, and partner in all sorts of wonderful adventures.
 
From the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him his little girl. 
 
A father’s love for his daughter is always unconditional and boundless, no matter who she grows up to be or what life she chooses for herself. A father sees in his daughter the tiny, precious baby that he once held in his arms for the first time and whom he will love forever.
 
“He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” – George Saunders
 
A father is never very open about his feelings and worries, but beyond his tough exterior, there lies a warm and loving heart. He always thinks about those he loves and tries to find better ways to protect and take care of them.
 
A father should be his son’s first hero, and his daughter’s first love. 
 
For every girl, her father is the first man that she knows and loves. Even though she might meet many extraordinary men in her life, she will always see her father as her first love and as the greatest man in the world, remembering his years of patient and loving care.
 
Fathers give the best advice to their daughters because, as men, they know how to give a fresh and objective perspective.
 
“It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.” – Dawn French
 
No one has more power in shaping a girl’s self-confidence and self-esteem than her father. Daughters always look up to their fathers and when fathers know how to make them feel beautiful and precious, daughters that they deserve respect and love.
 
For a little girl, her powerful and confident father is the hero that helps her navigate the world. She believes and trusts her father with all her heart. That is why fathers hold the responsibility to never disappoint their daughters if they want them to grow as happy and confident women.
 
“A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy
 
Fathers don’t like to look vulnerable, yet they do have a fragile side where they hide all their fears and worries. Despite their own vulnerabilities, they are always there to offer their daughters a strong shoulder to lean on and a warm embrace.
 
“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply be there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin
 
A father has many roles in a family, especially when it comes to the relationship with his daughter. For her, he can do anything because he is powerful, brave, and wise. He can be a friend, a mentor, but most of all he is the hero that offers the best hugs.
 
“I love my daddy. My daddy is everything to me. No one treats me as good as my dad.” This is the dream of every woman. Fathers teach daughters to seek and accept only love, respect, and support, an essential part of their happiness. A father always set up high standards in his daughter’s life. No matter how life goes, a woman will still love her father the most.
 
BOOKS, OSWALD CHAMBERS

Celebrating 100 Years of Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

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Celebrating 100 Years of Oswald Chambers

Author of “My Utmost for His Highest”

A Classic of Devotional Literature

“Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only—My Utmost for His Highest. I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.”

OSWALD CHAMBERS