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Renowned Broadway actress, film star, singer, and vibrant Christian, Ethel Waters wrote her exciting authobiographic book, which is here in review:

"Ethel Waters Book Review," by Ronald Ginther

Signature of Ethel Waters on our copy of her book:

One virtually alone British woman, not in good health, blazed a trail for Christ right into, through and across Algeria, all the way to the border of Tunisia to the east and into the southern deserts of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara--Lilia Trotter. Born and bred a high class Londoner in the 19th century, this privileged, highly educated, rich young woman turned her back on the real prospect of an outstanding worldly career in the fine arts as a most accomplished painter (which she had already proven herself to be to Britain's foremost art critic, John Ruskin) to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Moslems of Algeria at a time when the world was really, even moreso in the patriarchal North African society, a man's world in which women had little say and influence or rights over their own lives.

Review of the Lilias Trotter biography:

"Lilias Trotter Book Review," by Ronald Ginther

John P. McTernan has written a myth-buster of a book that, if it is allowed to tell its message, will explode the misconceptions and confusion in the evangelical community in America about whether God is punishing America for her many flagrant sins or just giving us "wake-up call" after "wake-up" call. Actually, he is doing both, according to McTernan in this very convincing review of America's disasters which occur, many of them, on the very day that America commits a particularly heinous sin, in God's eyes. How is this? McTernan's book shows the direct causal connection between our mistreatment of God's Chosen People, the Jews, and their nation of Israel and the horrendous hurricanes and fires and terrorist attacks our nation has been struck with in the last ten years. Yes, we have been Israel's friend, but we need to qualify that substantially! How can a "friend" force an ally to give up land to its enemies who have sworn (and written in their founding constitutions) not to recognize Israel's right to exist and also that they will do everything they can to destroy Israel off the face of the map! Yet in our presidents' "land for peace" gambit, also called the "Road Map" by President George Bush,

we are twisting Israel's hand behind its back and forcing her to give up land that God Almighty gave Israel in a covenant that God says in His word the Bible is an everlastingly binding grant!

Would you knowingly violate or disregard or trample God's Covenant? That is what our nation's leaders have been doing for years, and we are paying a heavy, increasingly heavy price! We may even pay with the final destruction of our nation as we know it--if we continue on this disastrous path of violating God's everlasting covenant with Israel and her people the Jews.

As our own comment upon this topic of divine anger been inflicted on our nation, what about the car crash of the Governor of New Jersey, a secular humanist run state that has recently endorsed same-sex marriage and gay rights? He is in "critical but stable condition" as I write this--and needs prayer for his soul. Is God no longer allowing the government leaders of the U.S. to get away with their bad and amoral mis-leadership of our country? It seems to be the case! If so, we have left the "wake up" phase of God's judgments and are entering into the "wrath-judgments." Thank God that his door of mercy and forgiveness is still open should we turn to him in repentance, as I pray the Governor of New Jersey will do!

"Mini-Review of John P. McTernan's Book, "As America Has Done to Israel"

Nelson Bell was the missionary father-in-law of Billy Graham, so you know the father of Ruth Graham, a notable Christian in her own right as well as the devoted wife of the world's greatest evangelist since St. Paul, many would say. Nelson Bell, a missionary doctor to China when it was hardly easy to be accepted by the the very backward and traditionalist agrarian peasant society, is the subject this book, "A Foreign Devil in China," and this book opens not only the lives of the Grahams in China to our view but also gives us a wonderful panoramic view of China and her astonishing people and culture in the early 20th century. This book is still very pertinent and timely to read, for China has much of this culture still intact, and still resists change in many ways, despite the superimposed veneer of hitech and electronic industrial development, along with market economy and stock exchanges and a booming, Western style, consumerist society. This nation has well over 1 billion souls, most of whom do not know Christ, since this is a communist country. Yet this nation, which bitterly persecuted Christians in the 19th century in the Boxer revolt (as an insurrection against the Western colonial foreign colonies in the country is called) and which still bitterly persecutes its own Christian people today, needs people to be informed about her. She is a rising power--able to subjugate or at least disrupt the entire world with nuclear arms and missles and anti-satellite technology--and has been a sleeping dragon for centuries and centuries. But now China is awakening and flexing her muscles. The Red Dragon, as she is called by some, may be the power of the east that sends an army of 200 million to fight in the Middle East, an event that is prophesied in the book of Revelation. But before then, this land has already produced more Christians than Europe now contains! This country is surpassing even the U.S. in the number of evangelical or Bible-based Christians. They are actually Pentecostal, the offspring of the Azusa Street in California's outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the 20th century. They are sending out missionaries to the Moslem nations, knowing full well they are going quite possibly to their martyrdoms. Having endured persecution, imprisonment, and even torture for their faith in Jesus Christ at the hands of communist rulers in their own land, these Chinese evangelists are prepared to turn the high-walled, hostle-to-Christianity Moslem world upside down for Christ and the Gospel! Some may even go to Europe to evangelize that Dark Continent, where only a tiny fraction of the population continues to know and follow the Lord.

Many people, including Christians, know little or nothing about the secret societies that pervade much of American society and even the Christian churches. The Masonic Rite is one of the secret societies. What do the Masons believe? What is this organization all about? Is it a do-good, community-minded, philantrophic union of men or something more? What is its world-view? Is it founded on Judaeo-Christian principles and beliefs, or is it something that is really New Age Religion and paganism from Scotland and other strains of anti-Christ religion and philosophy? The booklet of a man who repented from his Masronry and seeks to bring the truth to Masons still in the thrall of this "rite" can be a real help to them, to help set them free of Satan's delusions and falsehoods. You can contact the author to obtain a copy.

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