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REVIEW: Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones

REVIEW: Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones. The title of the book was intriguing and I knew I would learn something about money. What I discovered was a complete paradigm shift to handling financial matters. Most books about finances discuss the “how-to’s” regarding investing or […]

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‘Black Jesus’ Wants You to Bow the Knee

‘Black Jesus’ Wants You to Bow the Knee

Have you heard of Black Jesus? I had, but never knew what it was about and certainly hadn’t seen a trailer–until today. I was prompted to look into it when Gospel singer, Isaac “Ike” Carree called his Facebook followers to call in and boycott the show. Obviously I couldn’t do so just because he asked […]

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When Jesus Say No, Nobody Can ‘Say Yes’

When Jesus Say No, Nobody Can ‘Say Yes’

That’s not a typo, you read that correctly. “When Jesus say no, nobody can ‘say yes.’” You are more than likely familiar with the new Michelle Williams single “Say Yes,” based on the Nigerian “When Jesus Say Yes” song that seems to be a mini Destiny’s Child reunion. Sporting Queen Bey on verse two and […]

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Chester D.T. Baldwin, “Prime Minister” of Praise

Chester D.T. Baldwin, “Prime Minister” of Praise

The late Bill “The Mailman” Martin, Texas Gospel Announcers Guild President said, As a gospel announcer, I’ve heard great gospel singers and musicians across the country, but I also believe that every now and then from among the masses, there arises a special person that God has truly chosen to do a special work for […]

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The Noah Movie: Detrimental or Beneficial?

The Noah Movie: Detrimental or Beneficial?

I have not yet seen Noah. But I have heard about it: the good, the bad, and the ever-increasing ugly. And likely, if you check your recent social media newsfeed, it will be filled with commentaries on the film, many of them contradictory. But the question is, who’s right? Is the Noah movie truly amazing […]

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REVIEW: Lost & Found by Sarah Jakes

REVIEW: Lost & Found by Sarah Jakes

I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life. The sophomore book project of Sarah Jakes, the younger daughter of Bishop T.D. and First Lady Serita Jakes, this tasteful tell-all is not an airing of dirty laundry so popular in a […]

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The Single Woman’s Never Been to Vegas [Review]

The Single Woman’s Never Been to Vegas [Review]

I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After, published by Thomas Nelson, is a fabulous new book by The Single Woman a.k.a. Mandy Hale! You may recall my recent interview with her as we sat down to talk singleness, sass, and salvation on Valentine’s Day. She […]

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Not Marked [Review]

Not Marked [Review]

Mary DeMuth has written a powerful book entitled Not Marked: Finding Hope & Healing After Sexual Abuse and wow! What a powerful read! What’s interesting is that when you take the realm of the demonic–namely in the area of sexual abuse and molestation–into consideration, you understand the concept of being marked so to speak. If […]

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