April 2023 Newsletter

Hello again. It’s April 2023. Here’s what’s happening.

Two more great titles…I have finished two more books that will be released in May. The first is titled, “Fighting The Good Fight of Faith” This is a guide to spiritual warfare. You will come face-to-face with the enemy of your soul and learn how to fight the good fight of faith.

I have identified the reason for the war, the location of the battle, the weapons needed to win and the strategy necessary to become a victorious Christian.

This is an easy read with many Bible references and spiritual insights. It is written as an instructional guide with the child of God in mind. Its purpose is to equip the church in its walk with God and the never-ending fight against Satanic attacks. There is also a brief look at the authority of the believer.

My second book is titled, The Return of Jesus Christ To Planet Earth” It is a Biblical study of end time events and those who are involved.

I will be discussing:
The sings of his coming; The Anti-Christ; The Beast and False Profit; False Christians and Religions >The number 666 and its significance; The men through the ages that have claimed to be Jesus Christ; The little anti-Christ that are in the world today; The Biblical prophecies related to the time of his coming; The rapture of the church and its three schools of thought; The things we should be doing while we wait for his coming; Those that will be saved and those that will be damned; The final battle and the final judgment of mankind; The 7-year tribulation and how to avoid the wrath of God that will fall upon the wicked.

I also added a section of selected Christian Poems for the encouragement of the reader. The King James Bible will be used to validate scripture references and beliefs.

Both books will sell on the worldwide market for $14.95 each. Look for them on my website. They can be purchased through Amazon or any other on-line book seller.

Music-By-Bart-–every Monday afternoon from 1-4 PM at Mc Calls in Spanish Springs. Come join us. Also, at The Pub on Wednesdays from 5-8 pm.

Best Sellers…Three books have risen to the,” Best Seller” category. I now have 23 books on the international market. All can be purchased online at most online booksellers. The three books are, “The Life and Destiny of The God-Man”, Heaven, Hell & Beyond and “How To Be Happy.” Among all my books, these are the best sellers.

Children’s Books…I have one children’s book of over 50 story poems. It is called, “Original Story Poems for Children of All Ages”. Then I have two illustrated children’s stories set to rhyme. They are “An Elephant Named Clyde” and “Mister Tugboat.” They are also in high demand and available on my website, www.marinellichristianbooks.com.

 A celebration of life…I want to thank everyone for their condolences at the passing of my mother. She died on April 30 at 2:30 pm. She lived eight months past 100 years. Her life was a blessing to me and my siblings. She was married during WWII and actually out lived her husband, aunts, daughter, several brothers and all of her childhood friends. The one thing that made her life stand out above the rest was her faith in God and her belief in Jesus as her personal savior. She is now with him in Glory. We will miss her but give thanks for her life and testimony.

Bible Questions…I’d love to answer your Bible questions. I don’t know everything but what I am not sure of I can look up in reference books and theological volumes. I will not reveal your name as the one asking the question unless you tell me it’s ok. Email your questions to me at [email protected].

Perspective…A perspective is a viewpoint. It is how you feel or think about any given matter. There is a great Bible truth that operates on perspectives. It is found in Romans. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

Christianity is all about transformation from worldliness to Godly. All you have to do is renew your mind. The trick is to change your thinking from one perspective to another thereby renewing your mind. That action will transform you from darkness into light. Here’s an example:

There was a time when I was a liberal Christian. I believed that abortion was ok. I didn’t consider that abortion was actually the killing of an unborn child. I believed that it was a woman’s right. This was my viewpoint, my perspective. Lots of folks still believe that way.

Then I began to seriously think about it. I considered the unborn life of the animals and saw that many of the governments of the world protected some with a special “endangered species” category. Their eggs were valued and protected. However, the human egg was not.

I also realized that life was in the egg and if allowed to develop would produce life in accordance with its species whether bird, reptile, beast or human. My thinking began to change based upon the facts. I could even see the life of my first child developing in the womb with the use of a sonagram. I could actually hear his heartbeat. I actually saw the miracle of life being fashioned in the womb.

Long story short, I shifted my belief system from pro-choice to pro-life. In doing so I had unconsciously renewed by mind. My perspective changed and it actually transformed me from liberal to conservative. That was over 55 years ago, and I am stronger in my faith that ever before.

What you believe does in fact shape you thinking. The great king Solomon tells us, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7 We are what we think. The apostle Paul tells us,” Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

Maybe it’s time to shift your thinking and take unto yourself a new perspective.

Until next time

John Marinelli, Author & Poet


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