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Friday, March 24, 2023
Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward Epic Book Launch
About the Author
Book: Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward
Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer
Genre: Non-fiction; Interpersonal Relations; Religion
Release date: April 13, 2023
WHY AM I SO MISUNDERSTOOD? I am only trying to do what is right! Of course, I forgive, but I can’t seem to get past the pain. God seems distant. Does he even care about me?
Do any of these questions hit close to home? It may surprise you that the underlying cause is often hidden unforgiveness. Our closest relationships, emotional health, and perhaps even our faith seem to be crumbling around us, but most of us have no idea that forgiveness is the way forward. If we are honest, we don’t even know what forgiveness is. We may have a vague idea that it has something to do with “forgetting” or “letting go” but would be hard-pressed to come up with a working definition. Worse yet, we have no idea how to practice forgiveness in a way that brings lasting relief from the hurt we carry. Most of us are not trying to hang on to the pain, but freedom is elusive.
Freedom from your pain is within reach! Forgiveness is not a vague, esoteric concept, nor is it a lofty, out-of-reach ideal. Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward digs into the biblical definition of forgiveness, tells real stories of real people who have found healing, clears up some huge misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, and teaches us how topractice forgiveness. If we do not address the wounds of our past, they will shape our future. God has provided a powerful tool to help us find freedom—forgiveness is the surprising way forward!
One which—for a long time—I did not understand. Here is the statement: “This is how my
heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your
heart” (Matthew 18:35, NIV).
Whoa! Seriously? What does that mean? Because this guy “was handed over to the jailers
to be tortured!” The New American Standard Bible translation sounds even worse. It says
the servant was “handed over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed
Beatings and torture were not an unusual part of the first century prison
experience. The New Testament records how jailers often beat and tortured people
who were arrested.
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Mark Henderson received a Masters of Pastoral Counseling, was a licensed counselor, and served as a pastor of counseling for twenty years.
In Memory of Mark Henderson
Mark David Henderson, co-author of this book, passed away from cancer as this book was being finalized. Mark was a loving husband, father, and friend. He touched lives all over the world through his counseling ministry and often said he had a front row seat to God’s miracles. He always made sure the individual knew it was God’s healing, and Mark was simply the servant. His desire was to take what he learned and share it with others, which is the reason for this book.
Michael Snuffer has ministered as a counselor for more than ten years. Mark and Mike founded Equip2CounselTM, a ministry dedicated to providing simple yet powerful counseling tools globally to ministers.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
CHOCOLATE BUNNY BETRAYAL
BY TONYA KAPPES
If y'all love holidays, small towns, undying relationships, southern food, animals, and a smidgen of homicide, THIS cozy mystery series is for you.
CELEBRATE GOOD CRIMES
When amateur sleuth and town journalist, Violet Rhinehammer, stumbles upon a dead body during the Hip Hop Hurray Easter Festival, she knows she has to get to the bottom of things.
As she delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers that one of the bunnies auditioning for the top spot was seen running away from the scene of the crime. With the added pressure of keeping her identity as the town's Merry Maker a secret, Violet must work quickly to uncover clues and find the killer before they strike again.
But the investigation takes a delicious turn after some clues turn up at bake-off competition. Could one of the baking contestants have motive to commit murder over a prize-winning dessert?
Is this a case of chocolate bunny betrayal, or is there something even darker at play?
Violet encounters a cast of colorful characters, including rival bunnies competing for the top spot, a demanding Easter Bunny, and a group of mischievous bakers vying for the top baker spot. With twists and turns at every corner, Violet must use all of her skills and wit to solve the case before the killer hops away.
Oh my I don’t think I have laughed so much in a long time. The author is brilliant in naming stores around town with funny and quirky eye catching names. I want to live in this town and celebrate every holiday with them. This tine around its the Hip Hop Hurray Easter Festival. The book comes out right before Easter so it is the perfect time to read. I loved the chocolate bunnies and of course the people dressed up in bunny costumes hoping to win the contest.
Violet is at it again when someone is murdered and the suspicion falls on her dear mama. Sweet Millie Kay was just trying to make the best chocolate bunnies around. How could they possibly think she poisoned her precious bunnies? Her scream does get attention when she finds the body. Now Violet must find the real killer while doing her duties as the secret Merry Maker. I loved how much the town loves to gossip and there are fingers pointing at who could have killed Frances. Well she does have a knack for bragging about her delicious treats she makes so maybe someone was tired of her hopping from trophy to trophy.
Get ready for an adventure where things are hopping with festivities, bunnies and a murder. If you are looking for a sweet, clean cozy mystery this is a must book to read. Join Violet as she solves another mystery and adds another holiday in a town filled with laughter and a bit of danger.
I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.