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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sue Hooley's 2015 Daily Planner


It just seems that life keeps getting busier and busier! With 4 children comes multiple doctor, dentist, and therapy appointments. Then there are the extras: dance, soccer, choir..... The list seem never ending sometimes.  To top it all off, we homeschool! I cannot begin to tell you how many times we missed appointments because I would write them down and forget where I put the paper! **SIGH**

Last month I was presented with the opportunity to review a planner. What a concept! A place to keep all my appointments, school plans, and even grocery lists in one place! I have to tell you that I am in love with this planner!





Each month is laid out for you to have an overview.



There is a place to organize your daily activities as well! This is a perfect place for me to keep track of my school plans. You could also use it to plan out your menu for the week.

There are sections in the back for Tasks, Projects, Information, and Shopping. Let me just say, the shopping is my favorite part! There are three perforated columns for jotting down your shopping lists. You can just tear them out and go!  
There is also a pocket in the back to keep track of loose paper.

There are encouraging verses each week! I am just in love with this planner!

The only thing that I found that I wish that this had was a bookmark of some kind to help me quickly find my spot. However, this was quickly remedied with a rubber band placed around the pages!

If you are like me and love being organized and making lists, but never seem to be able to keep track of them all, this is a great resource for you!!! 

I encourage you to head over to http://www.homemakersfriend.com/ and get yours today! It is only 13.99 +3.50 shipping! 



 Meet Sue Hooley:
The Daily Planner was designed by Sue, wife of Dan for 24 years and mother to six lovely children, two girls and four boys ages 5-21. The planner was developed after several years of motherhood and homemaking. Sue understood that a homemaker's day can rarely be scheduled and structured the same as the one before – not every task can fit neatly into the time-slot allotted by other planners. Since her first publication in 2010, thousands of homemakers have benefited from the daily planner.



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Book Review: Journey to Hope by Debbie Kaufman


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Journey of Hope is Christian historical romantic adventure set in the jungles of 1920 Liberia, Africa and published by Love Inspired Historical books.

 Marriage Is Not Her Mission

Escaping a society wedding, Annabelle Baldwin followed her heart to Liberia to pursue her calling as a missionary. But when an attempted kidnapping lands her under the protection of Stewart Hastings, Anna’s journey takes a new turn. The wounded war veteran needs a guide through the jungle. It’s a job the underfunded missionary can’t refuse, despite the feelings Stewart stirs in her guarded heart.

Stewart knows he won’t succeed without Anna’s expertise. And when danger puts her life at risk, he realizes he cannot live without Anna by his side. But what will it take for a man who has lost his faith to capture the heart of a woman who lives for hers


My Thoughts: First, I know that I usually rave about good books, but seriously! THIS BOOK was written just for me! I have always had a heart for Africa which is where this book is set.  Annabelle, Anna, is a missionary to a remote tribe in the African jungle. She has a heart for the people similar to mine. I really bonded with her as a character!  The overall book was a relaxing easy read that I finished in 4 hours! (I could not put it down!!!!
If you like romantic books, historical fiction, or Africa! you will love this book too!!!

You can get your copy on Amazon.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Review: Dragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey Green

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Dragons have been forgotten, relegated to the realm of legend and myth. But tales of horror circulate among the common people. Rumors of their attacks float on the night wind. They are a fearsome presence that haunts the memories of the old and the nightmares of the young.

They are forgotten, but they are not gone.The dragon masters wait, a dark force lurking in the shadows of every land.

They will have their opportunity. They will rise.

A young boy is stripped violently from his family and thrust into the conflict between dragon masters and feudal lords. Through tragedy and loss Hon is swept into the conflict while battling the fear and pain that grips his own soul.

Dragon Slayer: Beginnings is a story of life and the growth of faith in the midst of loss. It’s about the battle every person goes through to become more than their past has destined them to be.

He is the first. He will be the best. He is the Dragon Slayer.

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Carey loves his life. Living in the mountains of Colorado with his family (wife, 5 kids, daughter-in-law, grandson, and another on the way) is a dream come true. He's been blessed by God in ways that stir his soul. Besides being an author, he's a retired pastor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and marriage & family coach. For fun, he likes to write, read, play with his kids and grandson, and build things out of anything he can find. Some of the more important things about Carey: He's a follower of Jesus Christ. He is committed to seeing that his family builds a legacy of faith that lasts for generations. In the end, that's all that matters. 

My Thoughts: I think that when my boys are a little older, they are going to love this book! I can't wait to read it to them! It is a good book Christian book without being predictable or the characters being too perfect.  I am so excited that this is the first book of a series! I can't wait to read the next one!!!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy fiction or stories of dragons.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Amazing Love by K. Dawn Knight- A Review

Frustrated is exactly how I would describe my feelings as I read through this romantic book by K. Dawn Byrd. A modern day story about Hosea and Gomer. If you know this Bible story, you know that this love story is not going to be a pretty one.

About this Book: 
Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.
Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until, Dee betrays him.

My Thoughts: Most of the time that I was reading this book I spent internally yelling at Dee! I am not gonna lie, I wanted to strangle her! The more I read, the more aggravated I became.  Then the realization hit me, this book is exactly how we I treat my Father sometimes. My heart softened after that! I rooted for Dee from the depths of my heart! I wanted so badly for her to do what was right.  
This book was a great reminder of how far God will go to get our attention.  

You can get your copy on Amazon.




Saturday, March 22, 2014

Esther Queen of Persia, by Jim Baumgardner- A Review

About the book: Jim Baumgardner/ Esther Queen of Persia
ISBN: 978-0988410718| List Price: $16.95 | Format: Softcover & ebook | Page Count: 304

Hadassah, the beautiful, Jewish teenager from the city of Susa in Persia, is taken by force to the palace of King Ahasuerus. His command to find the most beautiful virgins in his kingdom, and bring them to the house of women, has placed Hadassah under the supervision of Hegai, the king's custodian of women. Hegai and his servants, have one year to prepare each virgin for one night with the king. Although Hadassah was taken from her home by force, she refuses to become bitter. She accepts being called Esther, but inside remains always, Hadassah. She continually wonders why she is there, yet remains faithful to her God, and to her identity. It is years before the answer is revealed. Her people face annihilation, and it falls upon her shoulders to stop it. Her first thought is to shirk her duty, but Mordecai, her cousin, will not allow it. His words, '"Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"' brings her to her senses.

Unlike many of the novels written about Esther, this book seeks to remain true to the Biblical account, while supplying additional historical information from the time period 486-473 B.C. The book has a five page Introduction, which gives insight into some of the things found in the story. It has a page, listing the months of the Jewish sacred calendar and the corresponding month of our modern calendar. Also in the back of the book is a listing of Scriptures mentioned in each chapter, along with a listing of works consulted in research for Esther Queen of Persia.




My Thoughts: I must start by saying that Esther is one of my very favorite books of the Bible. I love the courage that she possessed and her faith in God. As you can probably imagine, I jumped on this book the minute I discovered it! It did not disappoint. In fact, it made me fall in love with Esther even more. 

This book is written with many details of 5th century Persia that I didn't know about. It transported me into the story. I found myself getting excited and anxious, reminding myself again and again that I already knew the ending. The picture, that Mr. Baumgardner painted with his words, was so captivating that I could not put this book down. I feel challenged to start studying more history around the books of the Bible that I am reading. I gained so much understanding about who Esther was and why her role was so important. 

I encourage you to read this book! I believe that you too, will not be disappointed!

You can get your copy here.

The news was just released that Esther Queen of Persia won a Finalist Award in the Book of the Year Awards for Adult Religious Fiction. It will go on to compete for the title of Book of the Year. You can read the full press release HERE


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Thin Film of Lies by C.S. Lakin a review




About the Book:  The story tells of a homicide detective, Fran Anders, whose next case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast. When leads coming into the precinct point at Mike Jepson as guilty of murder, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. When Mike ends up arrested and in jail, Alisa takes comfort in a friend—Dee Dee—who moves in with her but soon becomes her worst nightmare. Mike hires a PI who uncovers clues to who is setting Mike up, but Alisa is caught in a trap before Mike can protect her. Although Fran reaches out to Alisa during her crisis of faith, she is unable to stop events from barreling toward a crash. Yet, despite the tragedies to follow, Fran sees how God has used the Jepsons’ trials and pain to bring Alisa back into His arms, with hope that Mike might follow suit.
Fran is a dedicated, no-frills cop who takes her job seriously but with a wry sense of humor. She suffers from the unbearable heat, from unrelenting allergies, but does not suffer fools. As much as she wants to please her superiors, she knows her true boss is—God—and she answers first and foremost to his leading, which sometimes takes her beyond the call of duty, often to the ire of those around her. A middle-aged, divorced, single parent with two teens, Fran hopes someday to find a great man and remarry, but she’s not holding her breath. Right now, she just wants to be a good cop and mother, and use her faith to help those she encounters in her line of work learn there’s someone “up there” who truly cares for them.
  
My Thoughts:  I am not usually one to read a mystery novel. In fact, you will not even catch me watching any of the famous TV series about crime scene investigations. However, something about this book caught my attention. I jumped on it. I am so glad that I did. Lakin created such depth with her characters and wove such an intricate web of twists and turns. She had me guessing until the very end. 

I could not even begin to pick a favorite character. They are all so well developed that I fell in love with them for different reasons.  Fran, the cop, is a perfect example of Christians in everyday life, just trying to trust God with her life despite all the chaos around her. Mike, a business man with a past that could make anyone blush, is being accused of murder. I love the way Lakin highlights the fine line that is associated with sin, shines light on Ephesians 4:27 ('do not give the devil a foothold'), and reminds us that with God sin is very serious! 

With each turn of the page, I read as she unveiled her story and the pieces fell together. The final product was so beautifully written. The ending was very unexpected and yet perfect!

If you enjoy mysteries, or crime scene detective shows this book is definitely for you! 

Get your copy on Amazon.


 About the Author: C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first four books in her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, have been released (AMG/Living Ink Publishers) and she is also the author of 5 novels of pyschological suspense and YA sci-fi.





Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dependently, Unashamedly, Interest-led, Homeschooling



The origins of this post comes from a mom, that was so bent on pleasing others, that I forgot just Who it was that I was supposed to answer to! 


When I started my journey in the homeschool world I thought I had it all figured out! I pictured the beautiful routine mornings with well-behaved children that loved learning and that were leaps ahead of their actual grade level...THEN I actually had children! 

Popper was relatively easy when it was just him. We would spend hours reading and learning together. It was so much fun. I made very few adjustments in my perfect little picture. Next came Brother Bear, (insert sigh)...He was a very sweet cuddly little boy that required lots of Mommy time. Here came the first change in my homeschool world. I was devastated that I couldn't have my perfect routine anymore. I just knew that I was failing Popper. 
I cried out to my Father. He gently guided me to blogs of moms all over that homeschool with multiple children. I began to realize that homeschooling was not simply doing school at home, it was the ability to make learning a part of everyday life. It was cooking together, going to feedings at the zoo, counting as we buttoned, reading together, and on...
I began to make the necessary changes in order to make our world more learning friendly. About the time that I was starting to get into a routine, Sister came along! Let me just tell you that shattered every bit of my perfect little picture of school. With 3 children, each 2 years apart, I did good to survive each day. I became discouraged yet again, and yet again, God was there. This time He reminded me that I was to be dependent on Him. That without Him, I couldn't do any of it, parenting, schooling, none! 
I began to lean on Him and wouldn't you know that Popper started reading! Despite me, despite my failings, he read! This was my reality check that all I need is Him. 

Fast-forward about a year: We are a happy homeschooling family, kinda. I technically describe us as a 'interes-led unschooling family.'  We learn together A LOT! We spend hours reading, discussing why the black bird is black, and what colors make orange. We count everything, sound out signs, and shop by finding which item is less than the others. If Popper or Brother Bear have a question, we look it up. We figure it out together. We have fun. Occasionally, we do worksheets (especially when Popper asks for them), but mostly we are learning based on what the kids are interested in learning. That explains us in a nut shell. 

Here's the thing, lately I have been so defensive about how we learn. I have made excuses and tried to justify everything. I would tell others that when they got older things would get more structured and we would get curriculum for the kids. The problem with that is that is not necessarily the truth. I am not sure what we will be doing in 2 months much less two years! Right now, learning is fun! We enjoy reading, math, science, and geography! I don't want to lose that. Also, I don't want to give in to the peer pressure of a curriculum, scheduled school day. I want to be totally dependent on God to give me direction. I want to unashamedly follow Him and His desires for my family, whatever that may be! 

So, the next time that someone asks, I am going to declare that I am dependently, unashamedly, interest-led unschooling my children! If the conversation continues beyond that, I will be quick to say that God holds the future for my family, not man. Besides, isn't that the reason that I started on this journey to begin with!  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let My Light Shine by Julie Kinscheck A Music Review

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"Let My Light Shine" by Julie Kinscheck & LIFLIGHT is Gospel-Jazz with an infusion of pop-rock and country. 


Julie's music reflects a Christian world-view, sometimes boldly, but is really about the hope God can provide- especially to women and Mom's- expressed with some humor, SCAT solos, lush arrangements and depth of heart.


My Thoughts:  This is not my usual musical choice, but I love it! 
The lyrics are powerful and honest. I would recommend this cd to anyone that enjoys jazz music. "Let My Life Shine" is an excellent collection of praise and worship songs.



I encourage you to buy your copy here!







Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

End it!

Help shine light on slavery around the world! 

#enditmovement
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Friday, February 21, 2014

'What Do I Know of Holy?'

There are those moments when God really gets you attention. It can be anything really, with Moses it was a burning bush, some days it is my children or my husband, yesterday it was a song. My husband and I were getting ready for our day, I love listening to praise and worship music while I get ready. I turned on Pandora and Addison Road was on. I didn't know the song, and I was really in the mood to sing, so I almost skipped it...something stopped me.The song "What Do I Know of Holy" began to play. I listened intently, then found it on YouTube and replayed it 3 times. I went to Amazon and bought the single! It is an amazing testimony that brought me to my knees. There is a line that asks "if you looked in my eyes, would I behold You." I got chills! How many times has my Savior looked into my eyes or spoke to my heart and I missed it because I was too busy with my day? Take a moment and listen to this song! Really pay attention to the lyrics: My challenge to us this week: watch for Him, in everything. Listen for Him. Don't miss Him in the hustle and bustle of life. Take time to stop talking and really focus on Him!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Not Just A Hearer But A Doer by Yolanda Shanks-A review

"We sit in the pews. We sing the songs. We recite scripture-scripture we know by heart. And yet buried in the midst of this routine are commands and requests straight from the Most High that go ignored. We've become so reliant on God fulfilling His end of the bargain that we fail to follow through with ours.
                                    We've become Hearers."


This description hit a little too close to home. We've all been there. We get so 'comfortable' in our religion that we forget about the relationship part.

In "Not Just a Hearer But a Doer" by Yolanda Shanks, she helps me become more aware of how much of a hearer I had truly become. That is not how I want to live my life! I want to be bold! I want to truly live for my God. Like Paul says on Hebrews 5:9 "Therefore we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him."

This 31 day study has helped me to get a jump start on refocusing my life on God once again!

I believe that it can do the same for you. The daily lessons are broken down into easy to understand sections. I am a full time mom, like many of you, and there are days that trying to find time to study is hard. The lessons in this book are short enough for busy moms, but still pack tons of truth in them that you can meditate on throughout your day.

I encourage you, if you are looking to move from the position of a hearer to one of a doer, get you a copy today!

James 1:22 "But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."


You can't get your copy on Amazon.



Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Homeschool Update!

School has been so difficult this year. With everything that has been going on in life we have fought to stay on target. I have really aimed for at least 3 days a week with Mr. Popper. I have found that the internet is my best friend on the really hard days. abcya.com is an awesome website. He is able to work on several different subjects. It is a special treat for him so he doesn't realize that he is 'doing school!'


Here he is playing a penguin (of course) math game. He did great! I love that he is getting the extra practice and having fun at the same time.


We are awaiting our little passports (here) delivery!  We are going to be adding geography to our lesson plans as soon as that comes in. 
Also, he has become very interested in learning Spanish. One of my best friends, Amanda from over at Radiant Baby Crafter, is helping me out with that! She is amazing! 

Brother Bear hasn't really been interested in school until the last couple of weeks. I pulled out our Hooked on Phonics. I am going to start him on that tomorrow. He loves working with pattern blocks and lacing.  

Our read aloud time has become my all time favorite! Like I mentioned earlier, we have started reading The Magic Tree House series! I have never seen my children sit still so well, EVER!!! They love it! 

That is our update! How about you? Any changes in your routine? 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow Days!



I made the discovery this year that my children will never understand the excitement of snow days. This just wouldn't do! Thomas and I decided that we had to make it special for them even if we still had school on those days. 

I think we succeeded! We made snow ice cream! They were so excited to see Daddy collect the snow out back (the wind chill was -2). We flavored it with bananas instead of vanilla. They loved it! I have to admit that it was pretty tasty!
How do you make your snow days special for your homeschooled kiddos? Do you have any special traditions? I would love to hear them!

Monday, January 27, 2014

An Update, Long Overdue!

I know that I have been MIA for several months and now, suddenly, I am posting reviews. You deserve a long explanation. In fact, I am sure that you are all sitting on pins and needles just waiting to hear where I have been! (sarcasm, obviously)
Things have been a little crazy here. We are loving the new house. Shortly after we moved, my Poppa, my absolute favorite person on the planet, went to be with my granny and Jesus very unexpectedly one night! The pain that I experienced during that time was numbing. I knew that he was better off and that there was no way that I would ever wish him back. I just hurt. I didn't get to say good-bye or prepare the way that I did with Granny....I talked to him on Monday and Friday he was gone.  To say that I was devastated would be an understatement. I know as Christians we have hope in Christ of Heaven. I know that my poppa went to be with Jesus. I do not know how people without that hope make it through a loss like I experienced. Even with my knowledge and all the hope that I do have, my heart was broken into a million pieces.
The holidays were the hardest. I tried to absorb myself with family, but the depression took a deep seed in me during the last few months. I have found the way back to the surface again and have grieved appropriately. I can now sit and remember all the good memories of my poppa and smile! I am thankful for the time that I did have with him. I am thankful for the promise and hope that we will be reunited again one day!

This semester I am in a ladies Bible study at church focusing on going deeper with Christ! I cannot tell you how excited I am! It is so nice to be reminded that I am not a slave to sin and this world! Praise Jesus, because of His sacrifice, I can run to the Mercy Seat!!!

I am not sure how often I will post now that I am back. Life is precious. My time with my little ones is valuable and can never be replaced. I am enjoying teaching Popper how to tell time and reading him The Magic Tree House series. Brother Bear is having a time potty training. Sister likes the potty, but is teething like crazy lately! My days and hours are filled to the brim! I am loving every minute of my family! Daddy T has an exciting new opportunity coming his wys in the next few months and I cannot wait to fill you in more when the time is right! I am learning about essential oils and all their benefits! I am loving the way my house smells lately. (an added bonus!)

I'll be back soon! Until then, Blessings!

The Boy That Walked A Way by Nancy Janes- A Book Review

About the BookIn the year 2162, a young boy named Jal Valhyn is caught in a maelstrom of violence and conflict. His country is at war and the world government based on humanistic principles that had fulfilled its promise of a halcyon peace for over a century has fallen. Alone and helpless, he has an encounter with an invisible being that leads to a seven-day journey. With his two appointed companions he sets out for a safe haven far from the world of danger and turmoil. Each day's trek brings the gift of new friendships and a growing awareness that life has dimensions grounded in more than the material. He intuitively understands the faith that sustains the inhabitants of an enduring peaceable kingdom.


My Impression:   My first impression of the book was that the cover was beautiful! It made me want to dive right in and devour the book. However, I had an incredibly hard time getting into this book. The first few chapters didn't 'grab me' the way that I expected.  

I thought this was going to be a fun read that I could enjoy with my children for bedtime. I believe that they would very much enjoy Sammie and Bea, the swan and butterfly. However, I think that they vocabulary is higher than my lower elementary children. The names are hard to pronounce and it was overall difficult to read aloud.  
I think this book is much better suited for middle-school-aged or high-school-aged children and older. 
Overall, the book was very well written. It has some very important life lessons that are taught through young Jal, the main character. I appreciate the overall theme of the book and that it is a good clean read for young pre-teens to teens. I will probably put this away on my shelf and try again to read it to my children when they hit that age.


About the Author:The Boy Who Walked A Way began several ago and was published in 2013. The book is a an allegory written on simple lines suitable for both adults and children.

Nancy Janes has written on various Christian based topics since childhood. She grew up in the Appalachians of Kentucky where her Christian heritage rooted firmly before relocating to an urban setting in mid-adolescence. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and obtained a Masters degree in Social Work.

Her mental health career focused on therapy for families, children, women’s issues and the elderly. She wrote programs for families and other work related activities. After retirement she resumed writing fiction and finds its demands as absorbing as her former occupation.

The Appalachians have once again reclaimed her after an interlude in the West. She and her Quaker husband live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Another work of fiction based on selected characters from the book, The Boy Who Walked A Way will be released in the future.

You can purchase your copy at Amazon.


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I'M BACK!!!!!

YEAH!!!!! I am so happy to be back in the blogging world! I have missed writing and reviewing! Things have been so crazy lately. I will update you all soon! Until then....
Blessings,
Michelle

Are You Playing By House Rules by Darren and Cara Grant...A New Review!

Are You Playing By House Rules, by Darren and Cara Grant, is a book that made me think. I was so intrigued by it that I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down!!! 

Joe, a new Christian, was faced with the ultimate tragedy when his wife was in a major accident right in front of him. As his world crumbled around him, he cried out to God for help. That help came in the form of a large Scottish man named Robert Forbes. 
Robert was not only the emotional and spiritual support that Joe prayed for, he challenged Joe's beliefs to the very core with his radical ideas and theologies. 

Though this is a fictional book, it is written with very well documented factual information that will and should cause every person to research for themselves.



About the Authors: Darren Grant, has a B.S.Ed. chemistry,M.S. Science Education, and has been a certified science teacher since 1991. For the first twelve years he taught within the public school systems of Kansas and Missouri. He became frustrated with all of the systematic built in problems inherent in public education. He learned first hand while he was a state representative delegate for the Kansas NEA that the problems in public education exist by design. The NEA exists to indoctrinate students - not educate them. He was tired of being part of the problem, so he left and taught for seven years in a private christian school. Darren is still certified, and continues working as a teacher and presenter for Real Ark Ministries.
Cara Grant, B.S. Vocal Performance, worked as a CPhT until our marriage in 1999. Since that time she has devoted her life to raising our six children. In December 2005 they formally launched Real Ark Ministries as an educational ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of their friends asked what led them to investigate these issues and write this book. It certainly wasn’t an abundance of free time! They had plenty of activity to fill their days with running a small goat dairy, building a debt-free home, raising and homeschooling their six children, and Darren working full time outside the home as a science teacher. In 2000, they began to study freedom, the Constitution, and the Code of Federal Regulations. These topics eventually led them to study socialism, communism, and the New World Order. As they studied, they saw an evil no one seemed to be warning others about: the slavery of the church and the slavery of the common man. After the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, they felt even more compelled to warn others of the dangers of enslaving our churches and our children.
After a wildfire in Aug. 2011 took their home and most of their earthly belongings, they again evaluated what the most important issues in life should be. In this book, Darren and Cara have only provided a small sampling of the body of knowledge that exists on these two topics. Their prayer is that readers will take the time to study not only the dangers of church incorporation, but also the dangers of social security numbers and birth certificates.
Why social security numbers and birth certificates? Because these documents are the foundational documents for the enslavement of this generation and the next. 


You can get your copy on Real Ark Ministries.



Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.