Pitchin' A Fit! by Israel & Brooke WayneThank you for your interest in reviewing Pitchin’ A Fit!. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Parenting comes with stresses that can make the most laid-back among us feel irritable, frustrated, and angry. Even parents who sincerely love their children sometimes use the wrong methods of anger and frustration in an attempt to control their children. But angry parenting doesn’t just weaken relationships between parents and their children; it can, over time, destroy them. Few parents set out to become yelling meanies who no longer enjoy their children. Yet many feel stuck, unable to pull themselves out of their ugly habits. This book:

  • Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue
  • Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed-out and angry parenting
  • Offers solutions that are ideal for any family.

If anger is in your home — even in small ways — this book is for you. It is time to replace that anger with something more powerful: patience and peace. Israel and Brook share candidly from their experience as parents.

Praise for Pitchin’ A Fit:

“I have known Israel and Brook Wayne and their children for many years. During that time I have had the joy of watching their family grow to now nine children. When it comes to parenting, they practice what they preach. Speaking from the perspective of a pastor, their children are some of the most well behaved children I’ve ever had the blessing of being with. They behave better, and pay attention in church, more than some adults I know. Biblically parenting their children isn’t something they just do, it’s who they are. I only wish I had their insights to parenting when I raised my own. It would have made things easier.”
—Richard Grom, Calvary Chapel Sunset Coast

Israel and Brooke WayneAbout the Authors:
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks.

Israel, and his wife Brook, are homeschooling their nine children in SW Michigan. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.

He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, some with over 5,000 in attendance.

Israel serves as the Director of Family Renewal, LLC and is the Site Editor for ChristianWorldview.net (a Christian apologetics site).

Brooke Wayne has a desire to point parents to raise their children with a biblical worldview. Brook is a well-received author and conference speaker, as well as a full-time homeschooling mother. Together with her husband Israel Wayne they are raising their nine children and are founders of Family Renewal.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Master Books
  • ISBN: 9780892217397
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 29 – March 6, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback. .mobi ebook (Kindle), or .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog, Amazon.com, and MasterBooks.net.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Pitchin’ A Fit!. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI Book Cover Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI
Jeff Kinley & Raymond Damadian
Master Books
October 1, 2015
240

One man’s search for truth on a personal journey of invention and faith!

Today, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies are saving lives in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. In 1969, this kind of technique was just an idea in the visionary mind of Dr. Raymond Damadian.

As a young boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer. Dr. Damadian would eventually decide on a career in medical research and pioneer this field of amazing research. Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through magnetic resonance imaging was widely met with skepticism, he became the first researcher to do a full-body scan of a human being in 1977 in order to see if there was cancer present. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery helping you learn:

  • How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed
  • Why faith became an integral part of his work
  • Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents.

From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as G.E., learn how the exciting development of this technology led him to a self examination of his life and faith. What driving force is at the heart of what can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years and how does faith play a crucial role in his work?

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI by Jeff Kinley and Raymond Damadian (Master Books, 2015).

“…this book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the human side of science. It will also appeal to those interested in the development of the MRI, as well as to those interested in the political side of science and the Nobel Prize. Finally, it is a breath of fresh air in a world where many oppose direct creation and where a vigorous and well-funded promotion of theistic evolution challenges those who hold creationist views. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a fascinating story and a great story of God working through men and women and science to reveal all that He has done for us… This book is worth one’s time. May it turn may to praise our God and Savior.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very interesting book that captures the faith of one man and his discoveries in the scientific and medical world.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“…the central tale of scientific exploration and discovery definitely held my interest.”
Reviewer: David M. Hodges
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you have a great idea but are wondering if you are qualified for the job because of your qualifications and experiences, read it!”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“..a worthwhile read for those interested in reconciling faith and science, which are often pitted against one another. My hat is off to you Dr. Damadian!”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 3 Stars

“What I found in this book was an interesting story of how God worked through a man, even without his knowing, to develop this incredible medical diagnostic tool… It would make a decent addition to a shelf of biographical works.”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book tells it all as frankly as possible from the perspective of Damadian. Not everyone could have done what Damadian had achieved. That is the reason why he had that “gifted mind.” Great story!”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church's Lost Generation Book Cover Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church's Lost Generation
Ken Ham
Master Books
September 7, 2015
210

Having grown up in church, an alarming percentage of people have now traded in the timeless beliefs of Scripture for a more comfortable, postmodern faith or secular worldview. They have waded so deep into the culture that the current has swept them away with the pluralism of biblical compromise and secular indoctrination. Ready to Return explores:

  • Why this is happening, and more importantly, what can be done about it to help bring back a godly generation
  • New persuasive research that clearly reveals shocking details about views on the Church and faith by people in their 20s, known as millennials
  • Conclusive evidence we cannot ignore, showing a lack of effective biblical apologetics in homes and churches, compromise with secular beliefs, secular education, and failures on the part of previous generations, contributes greatly to this dilemma.

Within these pages is more than just a clinical diagnosis of the Church's current condition and how we got here. It's a simple and powerful call to return to the Church's fundamental mission to reach the world!

If we are to bring back this lost generation, we need a proven strategy and willingness to present truth, a biblical battle plan, and spiritual soldiers.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church’s Lost Generation by Ken Ham (Master Books, 2015).

“Ham’s book is a call to action and a timely one… This is a book I highly recommend for all believers, in particular elementary, middle school, and high school pastors, parents, and anyone who regularly engages with youth, small or ready to go off to college.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Too often, we have thrown up our hands and said, “you just have to believe on faith” – as though there was neither apologetic or historical proof for the claims of Christianity. But there are, and our chief need is to learn them and learn how to present them to help our children grow up to be strong believers and – by God’s Grace – to bring back the church’s lost generation.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“Much of the book focuses on the dire shape of the church in America. The authors view one of the key causes for the departure of many young adults from the life of the church as owing to the fact that many in the church have compromised the biblical teaching regarding creation. Churches either ignore the issues altogether or make allowances for the prevailing secular worldview in espousing an old earth or theistic evolution.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 3 Stars

Ready to Return is filled with information on why people are leaving the church and how to bring them back… I recommend it to all parents, church leaders, and those who work with those in their twenties.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 4 Stars

“We need more leaders like Ken Ham and the like who fight for the biblical worldview with unwavering resolve. Praise God for raising more leaders to bring back our future generations.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 4 Stars

“The research is at once fascinating and heartbreaking. His assessments of why we are where we are seem spot on… This book is a fine resource!”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a good wake-up call for teachers/pastors/parents that we need good solid Bible teaching to help our kids know Jesus, not flashy gimmicks and watered down theology.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 4 Stars

“During a time when more people are leaving churches that they have grown up in and post-modernism is increasing in popularity, this book couldn’t have been released as a better time… I definitely would recommend this book. My only regret is that I have not read Already Compromised and Already Gone – both referred to frequently in this book.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

Ready to Return by Ken Ham is a great resource to wake the church up to the problem it is facing with this young generation leaving the church. While I do not necessarily agree with all of his points and his solutions, his heart for this generation is clear. The church must realize the issue we are facing and be willing to do something about it. Ken Ham is ready and he challenges the reader to be ready too.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book is about bringing back the church’s lost generation, and I feel very strongly that this is something we “older” Christians must focus on.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“The faithful must continue to be Word-centered. They cannot surrender this fight so easily. As long as they keep at it, there will come a time in which the young would become bored, disillusioned, or frustrated with the present world of plastic promises and come back to the solid Rock of Christ. It is only a matter of time before the younger generation grow up and realize the fundamental truths of the Bible. When that time comes, are we ready?”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians Book Cover From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians
Daniel R. Hyde
EP Books
November 3, 2015
336

We hear about it regularly: pastors resigning the ministry, people leaving their churches, churches splitting because of internal discord, and Christians fighting against one another. Paul's letters to the Thessalonians open up his pastoral heart and theology in a way that addresses contemporary church life, and here Daniel Hyde presents warm exposition with careful application. This is a fine commentary, but it is much more: any Christian will gain from reading the Thessalonian letters alongside this book.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians by Daniel R. Hyde (EP Books, 2015).

“Rev. Hyde has produced a work that can help aid pastors as they prepare to preach through 1-2 Thessalonians…”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 4 Stars

“It is a homiletical book, and it uses verses and themes in I-II Thessalonians as a launchpad to teach Christians how to live, particularly in relation to their local church… I found the book to be edifying.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“Magnificent book and ministry tool! We plan on relying on this book quite a bit throughout the ministry we are trying to get off the ground.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This title will come in handy if I find myself teaching out of either 1 or 2 Thessalonians. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“From The Pen Of Pastor Paul is notably edifying whether you are behind the pulpit or in front of it.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re a pastor I would recommend picking up this book, it gives great insight to the heart of pastoral ministry.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good resource to have when studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians or having it as a reading companion if you are going through these books in your daily Bible reading.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 4 Stars

“So I guess that would be my one word description of this book: pastoral. In that way, it will serve pastors in demonstrating how to handle a text in a pastoral manner and believers of all occupations in being faithfully shepherded though 1 and 2 Thessalonians. And, if you are able to get an unbeliever to spend time with a few of these sermons, they will hear the Gospel presented and an urgent, loving, forceful call to repentance and faith. This is a good book for any who would take up and read.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

From the Pen of Pastor Paul by Daniel Hyde is a personal and practical commentary on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This resource is beneficial to pastor and congregational member alike.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

Wittenberg Vs Geneva by Brian W. ThomasThank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What are the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists, and do they really matter? In Wittenberg vs. Geneva, Brian Thomas provides a biblical defense of the key doctrines that have divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions for nearly five centuries. It is especially written to help those who may have an interest in the Lutheran church, but are concerned that her stance on doctrines like predestination or the sacraments may not have biblical support. To get to the heart of the matter, Pastor Thomas focuses solely upon those crucial scriptural texts that have led Lutheran and Reformed scholars down different paths to disparate conclusions as he spars with popular Calvinist theologians from the past and the present.

You can listen to a recent interview with Brian about the new book here: Interview Link

About the Author:
Brian W. Thomas is a Lutheran pastor, writer, and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. He has had the privilege of serving churches in California and Washington, lecturing at the University of San Diego, and teaching the Bible all over the world. He is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Kingston, Washington.

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Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Reformation Press

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 15-28, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & Ebook (.epub & .mobi)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.