How to Use Web 2.0 to Get PR 2.0 For Your Book Or Ministry
Books / June 21, 2017

Online Publicity – PR 2.0 is the way to go! The internet is not going away. You’ve got to embrace. The Michigan Chronicle is even online and some of the editors blog there! So, how do you as an author or an aspiring – use the internet to the max? Here some tips: 1. Write a web site plan. Know what you want it to do before you build a site. Create a favorable buying experience for your ministry products. Make the web site easy to use. Provide good customer service by shipping products within 5 to 7 days. Use auto responders when people make purchases. Make your site “shopper-friendly.” 2. Attract people to your site by promoting it through frequent email campaigns linking back to the site. Have your site content-rich to keep visitors at your site, wanting to share it with others. This is called viral marketing. 3. Capture names of visitors by using a “squeeze page.” Offer something for free like a CD or booklet if they provide their contact information. Get their email address at the very least so you can send the booklet in a PDF file or the CD as an MP3. 4. Publish…

Christian Life Destiny Book Review – The 3 Most Important Things In Your Life
Books / June 21, 2017

By: Dr. Mike Murdock ISBN 1-56394-078-7 Book Price: $10.00 Dynamic wisdom expert in tremendous demand Dr. Mike Murdock is in tremendous demand as a dynamic speaker. More than 17,000 audiences in over 100 countries have attended his conventions. He has written over 250 books, including many best sellers, and thousands view his weekly television program. Many attend his schools of wisdom that he hosts in major cities. The Spirit, the Assignment & the Seed In 3 sections Dr. Murdock shares 31 chapters about 3 of the most important things in life. He covers The Holy Spirit as a person (Ch. 1), author of God’s Word (Ch. 3), source of joy (Ch. 4); our Assignment as problem solvers (Ch. 11), an obsession (Ch. 20); our Seed given an assignment (Ch. 22), bringing expected return (Ch. 29), & more. Truth sets people free Mike Murdock communicates in a passionate, persuasive and confrontational manner. His style cuts precisely to root issues to release truth. This is seen in his words about the Holy Spirit, as, “… The Holy Spirit is not an attitude, atmosphere or environment. He is a Person who talks, thinks, plans and is incredibly brilliant and articulate.” It is clearly…

Book Review – I’ll Cross the River by C Hope Finchbaugh
Books / June 21, 2017

Courage and Hope in the Midst of Persecution C. Hope Flinchbaugh’s “I’ll Cross the River” is a fictional account of the heart rending drama taking place in North Korea today. Her novel is a composite of stories drawn from real life testimonies and interviews of refuges and persecuted Chinese Christians near the border of North Korea. “I’ll Cross the River” is based on the lives of two women and two interwoven dreams. Their lives converge as God’s plan unfolds. Young Soon, recently widowed and pregnant, is facing a struggle to provide for her two starving children. She is steeped in a heritage of loyalty to a man god, Kim Il Sung, and is bombarded with Communist propaganda. Through the testimony of her brother, Young Soon is drawn to the God that loves. She dreams that her unborn son will grow up in another land. Learning that in conditions beyond North Korea children were not left to starve, Young Soon decided to risk her life and defect with her new born infant and young son. Mei Lin, a young Chinese evangelist, felt called to make a mission trip deep into the remote mountain villages China. She had a dream of a…

Book Review – Shame and Anger – The Criticism Connection by Brock Hansen, LCSW
Books / June 20, 2017

“Whether or not we think we can benefit from criticism, we are all going to get plenty of it and we might as well learn how to handle it effectively. Shame and anger will inevitably be involved and those powerful emotional responses so confuse and overwhelm our experience of criticism that we will have difficulty responding objectively and effectively.” (p. 21) Shame and anger are powerful, basic emotions that often haunt and torture us. Brock Hansen expertly explores these two emotions in this poignant and highly-readable book. Hansen, a psychotherapist and NLP practitioner who works with “shame-based disorders,” writes that shame and anger are responses to criticism and that sensitivity to criticism is ubiquitous in our culture. His book teaches us how to understand these two emotions and how to improve our ability to give and receive criticism. Who hasn’t felt the sting of criticism? While we often welcome and request recommendations for improvement, it is the unsolicited criticism that catches us off guard; that feels so much like a judgment that it evokes shame, or so much like an attack that it evokes anger. While criticism serves to maintain social order, we are not generally taught how to accept…

Nine Classic Books Mentioned In Seinfeld Episodes
Books / June 20, 2017

For a show that was promoted as being about nothing, the sitcom Seinfeld sure did touch on many different issues. The most well-known themes involved relationship troubles, problems with co-workers, and learning how to live peacefully among the many eccentric citizens of New York City. One of the often overlooked characteristics of the show was its literary emphasis, a rare component in most modern sitcoms. The title character was a comedian, and he was occasionally shown at his table attempting to write some new material. His friend and ex-lover Elaine (played by Julia Louis Dreyfuss) works for a publishing company, where her main job is to read manuscripts. Her father was also involved in the world of books, having been the author of several works. In addition to the literary ties involved in their various occupations, the characters often mentioned directly or made allusions to famous books. Here are nine of those titles and the episodes in which they were referenced. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller This controversial novel mentioned in “The Library” episode was the one Jerry thought had prompted the visit from book cop Mr. Bookman, who was investigating about a novel Seinfeld had checked out back…