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christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsOur Real Life in Christ by Mel Alberto Zelaya Aragon
It is only when we skip the middle man of religion, as Jesus insisted in His time, that we can grasp the full impact of what God is saying to each believer today. This guide, written after thirty-seven years of study, shares the insights clearly implied in His Word when we take that step.

With the advent of the marvelous power of today’s computers, we can single out any word in the Bible and provide its original meaning, whether be it in Hebrew or Greek. This allows us to comprehend the original message as it was given at the time. As we absorb the complete interpretation of what has been written, God’s message takes on a clearer meaning. Such study opens a channel that has been clogged by religious misinformation, allowing the Holy Spirit within us to understand the precise spiritual meaning and depth of each passage. Thus, the Bible can now offer us instruction that is by far richer in context and significance, giving us insight and better understanding of many obscure subjects.

Our Real Life in Christ seeks to help those who are experiencing that gnawing sensation that there is much more to God’s Word than can be gained in our churches today.

About the Author: M. Alberto Zelaya Aragon was raised in a third-world country and saw firsthand the indomitable faith of his mother, who raised fourteen successful children against all odds. Now retired, he lives with his wife near Phoenix and has a blended family of five daughters and a son living in various states, as well as a large extended family in California and in his homeland.

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stations Living Whole Without a Better Half is one of the few books on singlehood that doesn't offer a solution or a kind of "get married quick" scheme to solve the single "problem." Instead, Wendy Widder shows readers how to embrace singleness as an abundant life and a God-given gift, not as an unfortunate stage they should move past as quickly as possible. By examining the lives of biblical heroes such as Abraham, Moses, and Jacob, she reveals that trying to bargain with God to follow our plans and timing often keeps us from appreciating the opportunities he places in our path.

Author Wendy Widder has previously held positions as an elementary school teacher, church administrative assistant and singles ministry coordinator and publicity assistant at Kregel Publications. Widder has two published books, “A Match Made in Heaven: How Singles and the Church Can Live Happily Ever After” and “Living Whole Without a Better Half.” She also co-authored the book, “The Forest and the Trees: Helping Teachers Integrate a Biblical Worldview Across the Curriculum.”

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys reading, writing and watching public television. "for LOVE of the WORD" Blog:

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsWorld War 3 Coming Soon! by Meyer Stahl
Why is the book of Revelation so difficult to understand? It is full of symbolism, ferocious animals and horses of varying colors, humanity being destroyed, and a woman riding a beast. It's supposed to be a book of revealing. The author spent forty-three years studying the Bible and found "keys of understanding.” The keys are found throughout the Bible. They unlock the book of Revelation for us today. Most prophecies are for the end time we are now approaching. We need to understand them. No one wants to read a book concerning all bad news about World War III and the great tribulation. But there is good news following the bad. Can you imagine a world at peace? All armies are disbanded, all weapons melted down into farm implements. You will read the good news about the return of the Prince Of Peace, Jesus Christ's coming as King of Kings.

Meyer Stahl has spent over forty-three years studying the Bible. He is presently the pastor of the Southern New Mexico Church of God in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He broadcasts on radio KOBE and also on Comcast local TV each Sunday. Both programs are entitled "What Is Truth"?

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stations What’s Next for the People of Earth? The Future According to God
by Phyllis Gordon: The world is struggling. Evil is on the rise. Right is becoming wrong, and wrong is becoming right. You may be asking yourself what will happen next. As things get worse, you may wonder if heaven and hell exist, and where you’ll go when you die. You hear talk about the end times, but what are they, really? What are the signs that the end times are coming? Will they happen soon? And, perhaps most importantly, how can you prepare for them?

Author Phyllis Gordon explores these questions and more in What’s Next for the People of Earth? The Future According to God. Divided into two parts, this study first presents the Bible’s book of Revelation in a manner that makes it easier to understand. The second part offers valuable information to help students further understand Satan, God, heaven, hell, and signs of the end times. It provides a timeline so that students may better know what to expect in the coming years and guides them toward asking Jesus into their lives.

As the world faces judgments and great battles to come, What’s Next for the People of Earth? takes us on a journey to discover God’s message to each of us.

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsThe Faithful Manager by Anthony E. Shaw brings the message of God's gifts for effective management to those who want to enjoy peak performance at work and at home. Anthony E. Shaw's first book, "The Faithful Manager", is a practical guide for using our God-given gifts in every aspect of our daily lives. Let's get started!

Using Your God Given Tools for Workplace Success!

About the author: Anthony E. Shaw is the founder and principal of Anthony E. Shaw Consultants, Inc., a human resources and management consultancy with clients in the finance, healthcare, education, retail, not-for-profit and manufacturing sectors. 

Anthony E. Shaw Consultants specializes in organizational development, leadership training, employer compliance issues, policy development, labor relations, benefits planning and administration, strategic human resources planning, and employee complaint resolution.  It represents employers’ interests before the National Labor Relations Board, New York State arbitrators, the Department of Labor, the US EEOC and the New York State Division of Human Rights, among other agencies.  For more information, please contact aeshaw55@aol.comand visit on LinkedIn.

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsFields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper
In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops.
Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty. Jason desperately wants to protect his family his wife, children and grandchildren and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russells doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered? Based on a true story.

About the author: Novelist Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of "The Road to Deer Run," "The Promise of Deer Run" and "The Legacy of Deer Run." Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels. Elaine is a contributing writer to "Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home" by Edie Melson, and "I Choose You," a romance Anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at, and Visit her website at:

christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsA Life Worth Rebuilding by Dr. Damone Paul Johnson
Famous walls mark the human experience: the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Even our poetry reflects the nature of walls. Robert Frost wrote with great pathos of two neighbors in "Mending Walls." Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem 2400 years ago. From that ancient place that belonged to the world of then we have in this book a message for now. Your life can be rebuilt as surely as the wall Nehemiah built. Find timeless principles here for A Life Worth Rebuilding.

About the author: The Reverend Dr. Damone Paul Johnson is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church of Albany, New York. Dr. Johnson broadcasts his uplifting sermons weekly on the “Fresh Bread” Christian radio program and on local television.