August 2023 Newsletter

Hello Again

It’s August 2023 and we are still above ground. The view is great on this side of the grass. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping and all is well with some of us.

I am thankful that I can communicate with you every month. I hope you enjoy my newsletters and blogs. I share them with great joy and anticipation.

Here’s what’s going on this month:

New Books…

I just received my copies of, “Cain, The Destroyer of Dreams.” It is the story of Cain” & Abel. The book is now on my website and ready for your review. I am offering it for $8.95, Check it out at

I have another being formatted for printing called, “The Divine Perspective.” Plus, I just finished a new book called, “The Face of Divine Destiny.” They will be published in late August, I hope.

Free eBook

I am offering a free eBook to anyone that will sign up for my monthly newsletter and blog. The blog is a special article on Bible and Christian issues. Just go to the website and fill out the short form (Name and eMail)


Monday with Bart at Mc Calls in The Villages. He is still there going strong from 1-4 pm and on Wednesdays at the Pub from 5-8 pm. We have a lot of fun. You should come and see us sing and sing a song or two yourself.

My Book Of The Month

Here’s a great read for August. It’s called, “It Came To Pass” It’s a Christian fiction book on a story about two high school seniors that joined the army right after graduation only to end up in the invasion of Normandy during WWII.  Much of the battle story was taken from public records. It is a love story centered around the promise of Romans 8:28-20. You can read about it and purchase it from our website,

Your Thoughts

I would love to hear from you concerning the newsletter content and/or questions you may have about the Bible and living the Christian lifestyle. I am no expert but I have had over 60 years to contemplate spiritual issues, study the scriptures and apply Biblical principles. Contact me at: [email protected]

Do you own a firearm?

If you do or are thinking about getting one, you will need my book on gun safety and self-defense. It is titled, “Shadows in the Light of a Pale Moon” It’s all about a fictional character, Benny Ackerman, that did it all wrong when called on to defend himself and his family. I deal with mistakes made and lessons learned. Check it out on the website.

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].

Book Sponsorships

We are now offering book sponsorships. That means you can sponsor a special edition in your name and give copies to family, friends, and business associates. We now have about 25 books that cover romance, mystery, Bible teaching, children, and lots more. Check all of them out at

A sponsorship is $150 plus the printing cost of the books. A minimum sponsorship is only 25 books.  They will have a burst on the cover with your name, recognition as the sponsor on the title page and one full page inside the book to promote your business, product or services or even just a photo of your family. Call me if you are interested. 352-687-1776   (your cost can run from 8-12 per book) This would be a great way to promote your business or gifting for Christmas.

I Am Just Saying…

We all need to discern the times in which we live. Is our generation the one that will see Jesus physically return to earth? Is our modern-day church the church that Jesus said was, “Luke Warm” and that he will reject? Where are we in relationship to the end of the world?

I am determined to walk by faith and not by what I see happening around me. There are many voices out there that are nothing more than false news, false doctrines and false teachings. What other folks say and do should not be a guide for what we do.

Our guide is the Bible and the more than 3500 promises given to us so we have plenty of hooks to hang our faith on. That’s how we walk by faith…by living in the Word of God and applying its truths into our every situation.

Until next time, be blessed and keep the faith.


John Marinelli Author & Poet