April 2024 Newsletter

Hello again.

My 79th birthday came into reality. It all happened on March 29th. I am thankful to God that he has given me this time to write books and minister to those who follow me. I am amazed that I am still above the grass and not below. You never know what life will bring your way. I guess we all hope whatever comes will be a blessing and not another disappointment. One of my books deals with being happy. It is called, “How To Be Happy.” It is worth the read.

Easter is today, March 31st and I am glad to have been alive to celebrate the event. After all, it was when Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose again to conquer death, hell, and the grave. That means I am free to serve the Lord and live life to his glory. I hope you also celebrated Jesus this Easter.

Today is April 1st, commonly known as “April Fool’s Day.” However, nowadays, for a lot of folks, every day is “Fool’s Day.” The Bible says, “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” Those that deny Christ and reject the God of all creation are fools and they live out their lives as foolish people. Let us not align our hearts with their thinking. We are better than that.

Here is what’s happening with Marinelli Christian Books.

New Books… “The Christian Life Digest” which is a layman’s commentary on all things Christian…over 570 pages in 45 chapters covering lots of Christian doctrine and teachings is now available on our website. The good thing is that the paperback edition is now only $26.99

Next is…” Reality Squared”, a teaching on how to attain and enjoy the reality of God. This is a 194-page paperback book full of Bible text that shows how to please the Lord and walk with him in this crazy upside-down world. We have listed the book at $14.99.

It’s Your Call, or Is It? This book takes a deeper look at the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. Are we robots with no free will to select our own way in life? Does God save some and damn all the rest of humanity? Can sovereignty and free will exist as equals in man’s reality? Check it out at www.marinellichristianbooks.com

Then there is one more I think everyone should have. It is “Being Born Again” a deeper look at the born-again experience. Can a person get to heaven without being “Born Again?” Why do over 30% of the Christian Community reject this doctrine? What happens to all those folks that do not get “Born Again?” It is now available on the website.

Children’s Books… If you have small kids or grandkids that are 1-6 years old, I have three books that would be perfect. They are: “An Elephant Named Clyde”, “Mister Tugboat” and “Original Story Poems For Children of All Ages.” Check out www.marinellichristianbooks.com.

“Available Books” catalog… You can download our free 8+ page catalog so you can keep it at hand when not in front of your computer. It has a description of each book, now over 33 titles.

Audiobook…My audiobook is available on Amazon’s Audible Books. However, it is a membership thing. You cannot download it to listen unless you are a member of Audible Books. If you are, let me know and I will send you a free access link. The audio is about 3-hours. The topic is, “Believer’s Handbook of Battle Strategies.”

Word for the day… (A reprint from the March newsletter) … Are you dealing with a lot of stuff? Is your mind cluttered with needless mind chatter that blocks your peace? God wants us to settle down and be at peace in our daily actions. The best way to do that is to trust in the Lord and rely on him to direct your actions and thoughts. This will get rid of the clutter and calm our restless souls. Here is a poem I wrote many years ago that talks to this matter.

Clutter

Clutter keeps the mind confused,
As images dance through the night.
Lost among those unimportant thoughts,
Are the dreams that once shined bright.

An endless parade of fear and doubt,
Crowds the mind to destroy our day.
Ever soaring on the wings of the soul,
Until it has formed an evil array.

But clutter is by one’s choice,
Of those who dance to its beat.
Better to face imaginations’ due
Then to fall into utter defeat.

Be Quiet!!! Is our spirit’s desperate cry,
As we call upon the name of the Lord.
Silence is our heart’s desired prayer,
Until our minds are again restored.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23. We make the final choices in life that either lead us astray or closer to the Lord. We chose what enters our hearts and fills our minds. May we always choose the path of righteousness and the way of peace.

Book Publishing… I am still looking for one Christian that wants to write or has already written a Christian themed book. It can be fiction, non-fiction, romance, “How To” teachings, personal experience, poetry, recipe or some other topic. E-mail me with your ideas to [email protected].

Monday Karaoke… Mondays are usually a slow day with little or no fun stuff to do. Now, all that has changed. Bart’s Monday karaoke is super fun. It is at Mc Calls in the Villages from 1 to 4 pm…. . See you there.

Uncle Pepe’s Dance Party…If you live in the Villages, you qualify to attend this quarterly dance party. It will be on the 4th Sunday of April from 5 to 8 PM in the Captiva recreation center.

Questions and Answers… If you have a question concerning what to do in any situation or need clarification on a Bible text, I can help. I will research it for you in the scriptures and report back in a private confidential eMail. Just drop me a line.

Well, that’s it for this month.

Until next time
John Marinelli, Author & Publisher
Marinellichristianbooks.com
[email protected]