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Reverend Terry Loomis’s newly released “Controversial Bible Topics” is a compelling novel that opens a discourse on controversial subjects in the Bible


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“Controversial Bible Topics”: an important read on issues that revolve around the pages of the Bible from a different perspective. “Controversial Bible Topics” is the creation of published author Reverend Terry Loomis, a minister who was ordained into pastoral ministry back in 2004. From 2014 to present, God has brought him back to teaching and ministering to His people. God has also blessed him with an engineering career of 45 years.

Reverend Loomis shares, “Two friends of mine, Reverend Thurman Harris and Bishop Bill Dishman, inspired me to write this book. We would often talk of the differences in the theology of various churches on many topics.

“I tested some of these topics by the text in the Bible, looking to verify each viewpoint from their perspective. I tested these topics using the Bible verses in the way that they would apply them. By taking the Bible verses within their context, we can see if they are demonstrating support for their particular topical viewpoints. I have provided the Bible verses using the King James version. In some cases, I also provided commentaries on the Bible verses that may aid in their understanding.

“By writing this book, I realize that there will always be some people that will feel that their viewpoint is more correct in any case.

“The Bible, having been given to us by the Holy Spirit, is for two purposes: one to instruct us for spiritual growth, the second is how to seek and to save that which is lost leading them to salvation.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Reverend Terry Loomis’s new book brings the readers an interesting manuscript that makes aware the reality of how some are under the influence of false teachings. Hence, it carries a clearer understanding of the truths of the church.

View a synopsis of “Controversial Bible Topics” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Controversial Bible Topics” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Controversial Bible Topics,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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R.K. Sparks’s newly released “The Armies of Gog” is a gripping novel that looks closer at one man’s wars in a world filled with mess and chaos


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“The Armies of Gog”: a brilliant narrative that chronicles the adventure-mission of a Jewish-Palestinian spy in an ever-changing dysfunctional world that lacks of faith. “The Armies of Gog” is the creation of published author R.K. Sparks, a brilliant writer who creates exciting stories of fun, interest, and thrill.

Sparks shares, “Eli Grollenberg is a chameleon—a half-Jewish, half-Palestinian spy for the NSA. His ethnic flexibility, looks and build, fluency in nine languages, and technological genius makes him one of America’s greatest assets. Simply put, he can assume any one of twenty-three unique aliases, which include three women, and be dropped into nearly twenty countries virtually unnoticed.

“Following the election of Donald J. Trump in 2016, things became interesting around the world from an NSA perspective. The only thing more interesting than the brewing civil war in America was the coalition of countries assembling to come against Israel. While nothing new, this group was unique in that it included Russia and a sinister motive that could potentially change the world and fulfill hundreds of Bible prophecies.

“In a world of uncertainty and potential nuclear war, Eli delivers a message of hope from the front lines.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, R.K. Sparks’s new book is an interesting fiction that accounts the life of an NSA spy and the mess of a world he’s tasked to work onto. Eli reaches out to everyone with a wish to inspire them with hope.

View a synopsis of “The Armies of Gog” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Armies of Gog” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Armies of Gog,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Author Rev. James K. Pritchard’s new book “God’s Design” is a Scripture-based work offering insight on divine instruction for living a Christian life on the modern era


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Rev. James K. Pritchard is an Eagle Scout and ordained minister currently serving as a volunteer senior chaplain at the Hamilton County Correctional Facility in Noblesville, Indiana, where he lives with his wife of sixteen years. He has published his latest book “God’s Design”: an intriguing biblical discussion of God’s concerning human physical life, interpersonal relationships, and faith.

“God’s Design” is about the individual’s physical needs with scripture of science. Next is relationships with friends, the opposite sex, parent to child, adult child to parents, etc., then marriage, and finally, your relationship with God.

Published by Page Publishing, Rev. James K. Pritchard’s engrossing book is an invaluable resource for Christians seeking a greater understanding of God’s word as revealed in the Bible.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “God’s Design” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Laura Titas Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada Board of Trustees


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Laura Titas

“The Foundation’s mission is deeply personal for me,” said Titas, who is a mother to three adopted daughters. “I’m humbled for the opportunity to serve on the board and make a difference for the tens of thousands of children in Canada in need of a permanent, loving family.”

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada recently welcomed Laura Titas, Chief Digital Experience Officer at The Wendy’s Company, as a member of its board of trustees. She will serve a three-year term.

“The Foundation’s mission is deeply personal for me,” said Titas, who is a mother to three adopted daughters. “I’m humbled for the opportunity to serve on the board and make a difference for the tens of thousands of children in Canada in need of a permanent, loving family.”

Titas joined Wendy’s in 2018 to lead the creation of cutting-edge digital experiences that add value to the customer. Prior to this role, she spent 11 years with Accenture, most recently serving as a managing director for the firm’s digital transformation practice in the Midwest.

“Laura is a visionary and collaborative leader with an incredible passion for foster care adoption and our signature cause, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption,” said Paul Hilder, Senior Vice President for Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada and Board Chairman for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada. “She will be an outstanding addition to the board.”

Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada provides funding to adoption agencies to hire recruiters who implement an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model. According to a five-year evaluation in the United States, the model is up to three times more effective at serving children who have been in foster care the longest, including older youth, sibling groups and children with special needs.

To date, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Ontario have found adoptive homes for 418 children, with another 71 in their pre-adoptive placements.

“Laura is a dynamic leader and committed advocate for the Foundation’s mission,” said Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada. “I am grateful for her service on the board and look forward to working together to grow the Foundation’s impact in finding forever families for children in Canada’s foster care systems who need our help the most.”

Laura holds bachelor’s degrees in applied mathematics and statistics from the University of Rochester where she also minored in architecture, neuroscience and law. An active member in the community, she serves on several other boards and councils and is a leader in International Women’s Day.

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About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption-Canada is a nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 30,000 children waiting in Canada’s foster care system. Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.ca.

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myCharge to Donate Portable Power to Front Line Hospital Staff


myCharge announces program to give back and donate portable power banks to health care workers for every Hub purchased.

myCharge announces a new program to empower everyone to help keep the brave warriors working on the front lines in hospitals charged and connected, while honoring them for their service. Front line hospital workers are working long days and risking their own health and well-being. Unfortunately, during the course of their days their phone power levels run low and they do not have time to spare waiting near an outlet for them to recharge.

During the month of April 2020, myCharge will help by donating a charger for every Hub portable charger sold on Amazon. You stay connected, and through your purchase you keep a health care worker connected with loved ones, patients and colleagues. At the end of April, myCharge will be posting all hospital donations and locations at myCharge.com.

To incentivize participation, myCharge is also extending a special offer of 30%-off of its signature Hub product line.

myCharge sends its customers, partners, retailers, and everyone best wishes for good health. Remember not only to clean your phone but also regularly clean your charger and other high-touch devices. We are #inthistogether.

myCharge items are in stock and available now, while supplies last, on Amazon with free shipping and the option to receive a charger in as little as two days (free two-day shipping is available for Prime Members). Shop now at https://www.amazon.com/myCharge-Portable-Charger-Power-Bank/dp/B07WW1S693

About myCharge

myCharge, innovators in portable power create the ultimate portable power solutions for anyone, anywhere who needs to stay charged. Incorporating the highest quality components, cutting-edge design and smart technologies, myCharge responds to the latest technological advances by providing products dedicated to restoring everyday balance and fulfilling consumer needs in today’s on-the-go, always connected, digital society. Learn more at http://www.mycharge.com.

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Jason Bad’s newly released “Heroes of Old” is a gripping novel about courage, belief, and a mission to save the world from the bad


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“Heroes of Old”: a potent tale about a man who is entrusted to become the hero who will save the world from completely falling into the pits of darkness. “Heroes of Old” is the creation of published author Jason Bad, a high school graduate who took on writing in the year of 2006. He has taken the initial steps to continue his work by taking two courses through the Institute of Children’s literature (ICL). As a new author, he continues his quest to improving his work through the writing world of writers alike.

Bad shares, “The first chapter of this book tells of prophetic events that are about to occur in New York City. The world as we know it will plunder into its darkest hour, and with no one to save Mother Earth, a hero will be renewed. From his nightmares, he will rise, unsure how he got to Saint Moses Hospital’s care in the first place.

“Strange but odd events start to reveal itself through Saint Moses Hospital, the nightmares becoming stronger. Dave watches helplessly and afraid of the dark images that made its presence known. He begins to believe. Not sure if he was dreaming or awake, he begins to wonder about the images in the night.

“That which was hidden in darkness has entered the world in its purest form. Unearthed from the grave they were bound to by the will of God. The task appointed to the one entrusted with the scythe of life and death is now taken by the task.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jason Bad’s new book is an interesting read that will surely grab the hearts of everyone, young and old alike, with this exciting tale following a life-changing mission. Will this hero succeed?

View a synopsis of “Heroes of Old” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Heroes of Old” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Heroes of Old,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Ollie Wright Smith’s newly released “Beauty for Ashes” is a profound testimony of a life tried by the world’s cruel tribulations


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“Beauty for Ashes”: a heartfelt retelling of a life accompanied by the Lord even in the darkest of days where sin was at its most high. “Beauty for Ashes” is the creation of published author Ollie Wright Smith, a brilliant writer who desires to inspire others with her life journey.

Smith shares, “My dear sister do not miss reading this Eye Opening, Mind Changing, Sole Saving, Life Renewing Novel. This book is worth more than your weight in Gold. This is my testimony to you from God. Even in my sinning days he was there all the time. Oh, and by the way brothers; it is good for you too.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Ollie Wright Smith’s new book is a captivating testament that builds a reminder of God’s unwavering presence in one’s life despite the seemingly dimming hope.

View a synopsis of “Beauty for Ashes” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Beauty for Ashes” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Beauty for Ashes,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Arvo Pärt’s Music is an Oasis of Peace & Serenity – NEW – World-renowned Gloriae Dei Cantores releases Stabat Mater: Choral Works by Arvo Pärt


Arvo Pärt’s Music is an Oasis of Peace and Serenity in Our Times

ARVO PÄRT’s music is an oasis of peace and serenity in our times.

His music speaks contemplation and calm…

World-Renowned Gloriæ Dei Cantores releases ARVO PÄRT

Available NOW on APPLE MUSIC and Available Digitally EVERYWHERE on Good Friday (4/10)

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Arvo Pärt’s music crosses all boundaries—from classical to jazz to pop and everything in between. There is something about the music of Arvo Pärt—his music affects all who listen. Whether you are searching for refreshment, find yourself in an impossible situation, or ache in a deep place beyond what words can express, let the glorious, yet calming music of Arvo Pärt bring you peace in these troubled times.

Music is my friend, ever-understanding. Compassionate. Forgiving, it’s a comforter, the handkerchief for drying my tears of sadness, the source of my tears of joy. My liberation and flight. But also, a painful thorn in my flesh and soul, that which makes me sober and teaches humility. –Arvo Part

Modest about his achievements yet authentically convinced about the role of his music in today’s world, Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) is today’s most performed “classical” composer. For the past forty years, Pärt’s compositions have shown and spoken the influence of multiple layers and global influences—the music of the Orthodox Church, bells, Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, a compositional technique he developed called “tintinnabuli”, and . . . silence. This particular recording offers a unique cross-section of Pärt’s choral works, revealing the heart, soul and mind of a true master of his language in both text and music.

Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God), under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, is dedicated to promoting the best of sacred choral music. Several years ago, they began an in depth study of Arvo Pärt, immersing themselves in his compositional style. They sang his music in worship, on tour and in an extensive concert series at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. Their repertoire includes Arvo Pärt’s larger works such as Passio and Stabat Mater as well as the lesser known and performed L’abbé Agathon and Berliner Mass.

In this recording, the expressive beauty and clarity of Arvo Pärt’s music shines through the joyful dance-like rhythms of Peace Upon You, Jerusalem and the glorious setting of Mary’s words in the Magnificat. The masterful L’abbé Agathon sets the scene of this ancient 4th century story of the chance (or was it?) meeting of the hermit Agathon and a leper. After several testings of the hermit’s patience and his generosity, the leper reveals himself to be an angel, and blesses the hermit Agathon, and goes on his way. The final work—a musical landmark in Pärt’s career—is Stabat Mater, written to express the passion, agony, and love of Mary at the foot of the cross of her son. Follow us on Facebook and Join Gloriae Dei Cantores Mailing List to Learn More.

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The Temptation of Christ” Director debuts First Film during Holy Week


40: The Temptation of Christ (2020)

We wanted to step inside this story, feel these struggles with Christ, and then let Him lead us out of them.

The movie, 40: The Temptation of Christ, hails from FaithWorks Pictures, an independent Christian Film Production Company based in Southern California that aims to deliver the Gospel message through motion pictures. Gravitas Ventures, a worldwide film distributor and subsidiary of Red Arrow Studios is releasing the film in the USA and Canada on Tuesday April 7, 2020.

This is Douglas James Vail’s directorial debut. In collaboration with screenwriter Reed Lackey, Douglas independently funded, produced and directed the film. The story of the Temptation of Christ is described in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. After being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus Christ was led by the Holy Spirit into the Judean Desert for 40 days and nights. During this time, Satan came to Jesus Christ and tempted him.

Available on DVD, BLU RAY, and VIDEO ON DEMAND everywhere, the film explores multiple themes: the urgency of faith, the need for God, God’s pursuit of people, and the relentless efforts of the Enemy to undermine our hope, our future, and our character. The Enemy challenges us with deceivingly tempting choices that lead us away from God and into destruction. The movie arrives at a time when the country is looking for answers to its toughest questions. The safety and well-being of the American people is rocked by a war against the pandemic that President Trump refers to as “The Invisible Enemy.”

Douglas James Vail said, “No one could have predicted the Coronavirus Pandemic would coincide with the release of the film. The public health crisis forced us to reroute our distribution strategy because our theatrical plans were forced to cancel. To me, delaying the film was not an option because the film is needed now more than ever. Fortunately our distribution partner, Gravitas Ventures, worked closely with us to ensure a timely Holy Week release leading up to Easter.”

The writer of film, Reed Lackey, was tasked with the enormous challenge to write a full-length feature that centers around a biblical account described in less than 400 words. It was important to Lackey that his screenplay would intrigue the audience, raise challenging questions, offer insight into the Temptations themselves, and provide clarity to the Gospel message. Lackey was committed to maintaining reverence for the sacred texts, while exploring the story and its themes in an inventive and unique way.

“The biggest creative challenge,” Lackey said, “was to tell a story countless people think they already know in a way that makes it feel fresh and new. We didn’t want a new story, but we wanted it to strike each of us in a new way. What would these temptations look like? How could we present them as both deeply personal and also broadly universal? Because these aren’t relics of history; these choices face us every day. We wanted to step inside this story, feel these struggles with Christ, and then let Him lead us out of them.”

Among several creative ideas explored in the story, the film uses specific verses from scripture to give voice to its lead, Jesus Christ. Every word spoken by Jesus, in the film, is taken directly from books in the Bible. In addition to that, the film weaves in childhood memories of Jesus which provides the viewer detailed insight to his parents, provoking further contemplation as to what it might have looked like to raise the Son of God.

Vail added, “Mary and Joseph were chosen to care for this child, the Son of God. If you think about it, it’s the greatest privilege and weight at the same time. For most of us, who are parents, we will have the opportunity to stumble while we influence our children the best way we know how. Mary and Joseph were asked to do so much more. The role of a father and mother is so desperately important and this film reminds us all of the priority of family. The role each parent has and the gift of service we give to our children is so vital to repairing the domestic church, the family, the building block of America. Children are gifts from God. We honor God when we raise our children. As fathers, we must be attentive to our children and stay present. As mothers we must nurture our children and keep them encouraged. As husband and wives we must be pillars together and learn to love and forgive. We all make mistakes, we need to love more. The American family needs a comeback. It’s time to make families great again. Hopefully this film will move the needle forward, help move America forward. I always believed, in my heart, this film would play a unique role in society because it always felt much bigger than me. I am so incredibly grateful I was used by God for this purpose.”

It is the hope of the filmmaker that audiences approach this film, not merely as an entertainment piece, but as a thoughtful and prayerful meditation on a vital, timeless story. The creative team wants to invoke your curiosity, contemplate the mystery of life, hear scripture read aloud, and awaken your spirit to the God of the Universe who is pursuing you.

About FaithWorks Pictures

Faithworks Pictures launched by Douglas James Vail in 2017. It is an Independent Film Production Company that aims to glorify God through motion picture. Faithworks Pictures does this by making films about His Son. This means each film must speak of either who Christ is (His Character), what Christ Says (His Word), and what Christ is doing (His Mission). To put it simply, every story has a hero. The hero of each and every story we tell is Jesus.

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The Saga Of Red Dog” begins the fascinating story of Red’s canine life.


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“Red: The Saga Of Red Dog”: a gripping tale that contains a profound purpose of inspiring the readers and dog lovers with Red’s true story of her difficulties in life. “Red: The Saga Of Red Dog” is the creation of published author R.C. Besteder, a retired lieutenant colonel. He served as senior pastor of six churches over the course of twenty-one years and was a chaplain in the USAF for twenty-one years as well.

Besteder shares, “Red, The Saga of Red Dog, is the first of two volumes on a redbone hound of wolf mix that became a ferial dog and one of her pups, ‘Rot.’ In this book and the second, two significant questions asked by dog lovers are answered. The first has to do with whether a dog has a soul and the second is whether a dog has an afterlife? Question one is answered in the first book and question two will be answered in the second. Red was a real dog but her story is presented in a fictional narrative. A principle is illustrated namely that the righteous care for their animals. As opposed to animal abuse, what happened to Red, is intended to enlighten readers on the proper way to treat one’s dog. There is mystery in the composition of Red. It’s left to the reader to pick up the many hints the author has in mind and in one special instance what appears to be a contradiction has a deeper meaning for the reader to comprehend. This book is quite educational and will contribute to the reader’s knowledge and appreciation of dogs. The background of the early life of Red is one in which the author was reared and is presented with great detail and accuracy. Note Red’s first Christmas. The raccoon hunt was an actual experience of the writer. Red born in Pennsylvania runs with wolves through New York and into Canada, and in her sojourn ends up in Florida. Red is fast moving and exciting. It was written with great emotion and it is hoped that you will be inwardly compelled to follow the good against evil plot to the completion of Rot, son of Red.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, R.C. Besteder’s new book is the stirring story of a dog and her life. Here, readers will find the answer to the question of whether a dog has a soul. Likewise, they will be illuminated with the proper way of treating dogs, which will greatly help to avoid cases of abuse.

View a synopsis of “Red: The Saga Of Red Dog” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Red: The Saga Of Red Dog” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Red: The Saga Of Red Dog,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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