Stating in his book description, “Soul Doubt breaks through with solution-focused answers and proven ways to battle depression and suicide.”
Leo J. Battenhausen, as an author and psychotherapist, discusses the overwhelming and detrimental impact that depression and suicide are having upon society in the United States. Additionally stating alarming statistics from the World Health Organization (2016) that suicide and depression are presently at an “epidemic high”. The author also adds that the organization’s prediction is that by 2020 depression will be the most diagnosed disease after heart disease.
These facts, coupled with society’s views and attempts to “cure” depression with various treatments and drugs, bolster our culture that expresses itself as its own God. Selfishness, greed, media, government, and liberalism’s mantra have taken away from family and marriages like we have never seen before in the United States. With this in mind, the author makes an impressive statement – People need God and need to believe in God. With a focus on giving solutions to depression and suicide, intertwined with keen insight, he offers this book to help others recognize and be free in their souls from destructive thoughts and behaviors that are literally killing many.
Giving an overview of healthy parenting and relationships that include marriages, the author explores the human condition and the soul. Offering a laymen’s view of the soul, he explains the doubts we possess in relation to satisfying the deep void within. Despite technical advances in this information age, the author shares that we as humans are not developing as we should and have forgotten who we are. Advocating that parents invest in their children in meaningful ways, to include their parenting skills, he also exposes a spiritual side to the issue of the mind, soul and emotions. Offering readers an understanding of the realm of the soul, a secular worldview is also considered. His position is that we cannot ignore our souls, which is the essence of who we are.
Revealing what really wages war against our souls, will and emotions, the author has written a compassionate book that speaks frankly to believers and non-believers alike, sharing that there is hope and a solution to this soul problem. Well-balanced, informative, encouraging, his insight is an important work tackling the woes that plague our society, but more importantly offers real answers and hope that presents truth. The truth that God is real, and that we all need God, is something that the author will not compromise.
Truthfully, this is a much-needed book in today’s society. As a skilled professional, he knows the human condition and speaks of the healing of the soul, mind and spirit. Presenting a wealth of knowledge, the spiritual battle, modern-psychology, the author offers real answers to those who are suffering or know someone who is suffering. This comes as a highly recommended must-read for all parents, married couples raising children, teens, young adults and newly married couples.
About The Author:Jeff W. Horton is the author of 8 books, Heaven’s Oasis, New Beginnings, Frontiers, Cyber Sp@ce, The Last Prophet, The Way of Nacor, The Dark Age, and The Great Collapse. After retiring as an Information Technology professional for over twenty-five years, author Jeff W. Horton, focused on fulfilling his lifelong dream as a writer.
To date he has written 8 published titles and two screenplays. His work encompasses the genres of Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction, Religious Fantasy and Romance Thrillers.
Heaven’s Oasis by Jeff W. Horton highlights the elements of biblical archaeology, romance, mystery and suspense, thrilling readers with this Christian fiction novel.
With the main element as romance, the author combines Kevin Foster’s love for his deceased wife with thoughts and flash backs of Claire, his soul mate. Intertwining, a great adventure, Kevin Foster a history professor (as the main character), finds himself completely out of his “comfort zone”.
Dedicated to a mission to redeem his wife from all the public harassment and slander to her personally and professionally, to a reputation of great honor and integrity, as she deserved. His wife, prior to her death, as a famed Archaeologist, that had been on a lifelong quest to the discovery of a secret gate leading to another place, another world, where the Garden of Eden or Heaven is kept. This place was so incredible that one could never find words to describe the colors, the sights and the vibrant life of this other realm known as “Heaven’s Oasis”. It was this discovery that others were desperately trying to steal, and even kill Kevin for. The dangerous race to the finish line to redeem his wife’s work is almost complete.
Full of edge-of-your-seat drama, the author begins by drawing readers into Kevin’s world with an action-packed scene driving through Iraq’s arid desert. Adding to the validity of the novel, many believable discoveries of recent archeological artifacts confirm the reliability of the Bible as an accurate historical document. As well as mentioning the existence of certain key characters in the Bible, such as Pontus Pilate, merely bolstering the truth of the Bible.
Each chapter flows into the next and there are many mysterious happenings as Kevin remembers his beginning in this mission as he was pursued by mercenaries on a vendetta to stop him. Why are they so interested in stopping this grand discovery of a lifetime? His travels lead him to the Middle East, namely Iraq, as he continues his wife’s life work. Filled with nuances, Kevin comes to terms with his grief over his wife and reconciles that all things are possible with God.
Encouraging all believers to trust in God on a deeper level, even throughout grief and difficulties, makes this read an inspiring, intensely written Christian fiction novel.
Kevin Foster is the great main character, full of integrity, intelligence and a deep love for his wife that is a tribute to the romantic side of men, reminding married couples of the agape love that should be evident between a couple.
Lee Ann Mancini releases God’s Easter Miracles, illustrated by Dan Sharp offers little children the gift of Jesus and the miracle of Easter through a delightful and fun-filled story of life under the sea.
With cute, bright and colorful pages, children learn about a school of fish, all different in shapes and sizes, that attend church to worship God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. There are Sea Horses, Manatees, a Puffer Fish named Melissa, and so much more for the eye to see. Life under the sea at Coralhood is a place where God, church, family and friends share community, as the author points out to the children that they are all special in God’s eyes.
Shedding light on the miracle of Easter and Jesus who gave His life to all by dying on the cross and
resurrecting on Easter day give young children an understanding of how much they are loved personally by Jesus. Quoting the scripture verse, “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 (NIV), the author also presents several key life-lessons that children can relate to. Life lessons of being kind towards one another, praying for each other, asking Jesus to help you become like Him, help all the undersea children at the Sunday School learn how to care for one another in a godly way.
Filled with fun, children will always remember this book as it teaches the golden rule, to treat others as we would want to be treated and that giving is better than receiving. And most importantly the book teaches to little ones that Jesus gave the ultimate gift to us at Easter, His own life, so that we can have life and live in Heaven with Him. The author does an excellent job at explaining this on a kid’s level.
Title: God’s Easter Miracles
By: Lee Ann Mancini
Illustrated by Dan Sharp
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
This is a wonderful and endearing Christian book that all parents and children alike will cherish. It would make a great gift to children in their Easter baskets. Children will also have fun finding the hidden Christian fish symbol (Ichthys) embedded in the pictures on select pages.
Authors Gary and LeeAnne Dyck give their accounts of God doing the miraculous in their lives and in the lives of others .
From a returned earring to multiplied food, from angels transporting lost items back to the authors, to real-life accounts of Heaven, this book reveals realms, miracles and that God is in the business of doing miracles.
First beginning with a little background on their upbringing, both husband and wife share how God has intervened, revealing that He cares about the little things, the big things and everything in between. The point of writing such a book is so that others would understand that they can believe God for miracles. Even theimpossible!
This truly is an amazing book, to hear of such unbelievable miraculous things happening in the everyday life of two believers (and that of other believers and churches), not only stirs great faith, but shows how good our Heavenly Father is.
These true accounts all come from the eye-witness accounts of the authors. As the book continues to reveal, there are many, even in the Church, that just don’t believe in the miracles after they happen. After reading this book, one just might consider that those “kinds” of miracles only happen to select people. As readers will learn, God gives to all. They include at then end of chapters a quick prayer, simple and to the point. They insist there is no “magic” formula. It is God who does the miracles!
A highly recommended read for those that want to believe God for more, for the impossible and I guarantee you will read this through in one night!