Live Like You’re Blessed
“What does it mean to have a blessed life? Are blessings reserved only for the lucky, the wealthy, or the pious? No, blessings are for everyone, writes Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook. They are waiting just outside, knocking on the door of life, just waiting for us to allow them in. And in her new book, LIVE LIKE YOU’RE BLESSED: Simple Steps for Making Balance, Love, Energy, Spirit, Success, Encouragement, and Devotion Part of Your Life, she describes a winning formula for how all people can, with God’s help, make a profound change in the way they live.
Described by the New York Times as “Billy Graham and Oprah rolled into one,” Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook is an inspiring pastor and a dynamic woman. Her personal journey is one of fateful twists and turns, all of which have led her closer to God, introduced her to the power of serving others, and taught her to appreciate the blessings of family and community. She draws from her lifetime of experience in creating this practical and realistic plan for living life to the fullest.
LIVE LIKE YOU’RE BLESSED is a unique combination of engaging anecdotes and simple exercises. The reader can use this book in one of many ways – as a source to be read cover-to-cover during times of crisis, as a daily devotional with prayers concluding each section, or as a guide full of helpful suggestions when life is at a crossroads.
Price: $17.95 Hardcover
Nothing But the Right Thing
When Serena’s dreams of becoming a mother delayed yet again, she realizes God’s immediate plan for her is help a dear friend trying to start over. But will she have postpone her dreams forever?
Nothing But the Right Thing is heartwarming novel that explores the journey of faith, friendship, and the power of prayer. Stacy Hawkins Adams is an award-winning journalist and former inspirational columnist for the Richmond Time-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia. She also operates Claywork Enterprises, a motivational speaking business. Download a free excerpt from her website.
ISBN: 08000 730976
In Search Of A Father
Endorsed by Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Ty Adams and Pastor Monique Robinson.
Statistics show that boys lacking a father as a role model and a successful, two-parent relationship upon which to model are more likely to fail at school, on the job, and in their relationships.
And when it comes time for these boys to grow up and take on a man’s role in the community, on the job, with family, they flee—and those they abandon are doomed to continue the cycle.
Terrence Wilson grew up without his father, missing the instructions many others had been given on living life as a man. Though paralyzed and longing to flee, he found the strength to become exactly what he had always hoped to be: the kind of man who would one day make a great father.
Now, Wilson is ready to share his hope and the source of his strength. He is proof that the cycle can be broken, that even fatherless boys can make themselves a great future, despite the past.
What’s On Your Mind?
What’s On Your Mind? By Bishop Thomas Weeks, III
Bishop Thomas Weeks, III shows how your thinking orchestrates your destiny in his newest book, What’s On Your Mind? (Harrison House, May 2006).
Bishop Thomas Weeks, III is the co-founder of the Global Destiny Christian Community along with his wife, Dr. Juanita Bynum Weeks and author of the bestsellers, Even As Your Soul Prospers and Teach Me How to Love You.
From the Book: “What you allow to exist in your thoughts will determine whether you are going to progress to something greater in God, or if you are going to stagnate spiritually and head down the path to destruction. If your thoughts tell you there is nothing greater for you, then you are already hindering everything that God wants to do in your life. God always wants to take you to your next dimension of relationship.”
Success or defeat in life happens first in our thinking not in our doing. Weeks explains the necessary three-step principle of, How to get rid of anxiety, the need to focus on the good things of God, and the need to act. Unique elements of the book include: Twenty-one Power Principles to become a unique thinker, the advantage or danger of projected habits and how to Model—your way of living God’s word.
Price: $17.99 Includes scripture CD
It All Starts at Home: 15 Ways to Put Family First
It All Starts at Home: 15 Ways to Put Family First, a parenting book by Larry C. Harris, M.D. written with best-selling author Cecil Murphey.
A tribute to Harris’ parents, with help from his siblings, It All Starts at Home tells the inspirational story of Fred and Ruth Harris, uneducated African-American’s who had ten children born in the south before the Civil Rights movement took hold. Remarkably, instead of the children becoming a product of their society, school dropouts to become lifelong welfare recipients, they all became well-educated and successful citizens with values and life principles that shaped their lives and made them productive members of society.
Resting on the simple concept the family comes first, It All Starts at Home incorporates 15 lessons the Harris’ taught their children. These lessons were common sense child-rearing attributes empowered with great wisdom, much love and strong discipline influenced their children for a lifetime.
The testimonies the family endured of prejudices and racism through the Civil Rights movement, the endless sacrifices Fred and Ruth Harris made for their children, the life lessons forever learned is forthcoming in “It All Starts at Home.” It impacted this family and is sure to impact others for years to come.
Church Growth From An African American Perspective
CHURCH GROWTH FROM AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr.
Renowned for preaching, and the growth of his church, Cathedral International, from 125 members to over 7,000 today, Bishop Donald Hilliard shows church leaders how to grow spiritually healthy congregations. He begins by offering an understanding of healthy church growth, defines the mega-church phenomenon, and alerts leaders to the need to be aware of healthy vs. unhealthy church growth. In his section on having the right foundation, issues such as vision, the centrality of Christ, biblical preaching, the priority of holy living, sound doctrine, being people-oriented rather than program-oriented, the importance of tithing, and good Christian education are lifted up and discussed as tools. Hilliard even pinpoints the signs leaders should look for in knowing their churches are growing in a healthy manner, and includes a discussion of satellite, extension churches and new church plants as signs of healthy growth.
Completing the resource is a list of ideas for programs and activities that, based on his experience, will enable churches to become all that God wants them to be. For more information on Bishop Hilliard and see excerpts from the Safe Harbor Leadership Conference go to: www.donaldhilliard.com