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Richard. Vincent. Rose.: Finally … Our New Book Published and Available Now!

We can finally announce that our new book, “Modern-Day Psalms: Praise Songs and Love Messages” is now available!!!
We just got the official word from our publisher that “Modern-Day Psalms” is now available online, and at booksellers everywhere!
It is an honor and privilege to make this first announcement that our new book is ready …
Book CoverWe wanted to make the very first public announcement, in advance of any press coverage and marketing efforts, only to our friends who have been so faithful and supportive of our writing and business efforts through the years. So, for you, our visitors and friends at Pastor Appreciation Gifts, our Pastor Appreciation Blog and Facebook ministries, as well as Our YouTube Channel this is the first announcement that the book is finally ready.
Hard Back CoverWe made the decision to go with an independent publisher, so that we could maintain all artistic control. I think we made the right decision, and chose iUniverse Publishing, because of their experience and reach into the global marketplace.

The full title is “Modern Day Psalms: Praise Songs and Love Messages For Your Heart and Soul From the Heart and Soul of Richard. Vincent. Rose.”
Paperback CoverFor several years, I have had the distinct privilege and honor to be allowed to share many of my poems, works, and thoughts with dear friends all over the world. This is the first opportunity to put many of the favorites, most requested, and new works, into a single volume. My prayer is that you will be encouraged, inspired, edified, comforted, and blessed as you read, and allow your very soul to absorb the words.

Here are a couple of notes from the book:
Now, for the first time in one complete volume, all of the classic works, together with new inspired writings, become available to impact a whole new audience of hearts, minds, and souls. Read about great tragedy and loss leading to even greater joy, as someone who has been there and was led out, “goes back in” to help, encourage, and lead others out.
“I had no way of knowing at the time, that what I thought was the worst thing to have ever happened to me, turned out to be the best thing  that ever happened to me. I don’t write about tragedy or loss … I write about comfort, victory, and great gain.”
Richard.Vincent.Rose.

It is our distinct honor to introduce you to Modern-Day Psalms, “A timeless collection of living words, composed of poetry and life-changing messages, which will encourage, inspire, console, and reach the depth of your heart and soul.”

Here are a couple of direct links to the book:
First, here is the link to go directly to our publisher, where the book is available in Paperback, Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, and also available in eBook format, which will allow you to download the book in multiple formats, including Kindle and PDF:

Modern-Day Psalms at iUniverse Publishing: Click Image:
Paperback Book Cover

Now, here is the link to Amazon: 

Modern-Day Psalms at Amazon: Click Image:
Amazon Look Inside
 Again, for those who have been asking for the Ebook, it is now available directly from our Publisher.

We also encourage you to review the book, and add you review and comments as you enjoy the book!

Please be blessed and encouraged and “Be prepared to read-and feel-living words, able to penetrate your deepest emotions, reaching into your heart and soul, as the writing of Richard. Vincent. Rose. leaps from the pages, bringing hope, joy, encouragement, comfort, and inspiration into every area of your life!”

It is such a joy to be able to make this special announcement, fittingly made on this, Thanksgiving Day.

Blessings to you, and your family,
Ted, Carol, and
Richard. Vincent. Rose. 

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Ministries We Support: Voice of the Martyrs: How Many People Know About Persecution?

Tortured-for-Christ-Richard Wurmbrand
When Pastor Richard Wurmbrand came to the United States and founded The Voice of the Martyrs in 1967, few people knew about the persecution of Christians in many nations worldwide.
But more and more concerned Christians are learning about their persecuted brothers and sisters and are doing what they can to help.
Voice of the Martyrs FamilyWith your assistance in 2012, we were able to serve persecuted believers in more than 60 nations.
Voice of the Martyrs DoctorsWe distributed more than 1 million Bibles and New Testaments as well as more than 1 million children’s Bibles, storybooks and films on the life of Christ. We supported more than 4,000 workers through our monthly PSP (Participating with Strategic Partners) Program and provided medical care to 307 persecuted Christians.
Voice of the Martyrs ChildrenThank you to all who have partnered with us in remembering our persecuted family.

If you have friends who don’t know about our persecuted brothers and sisters, we would be happy to send them a free copy of Pastor Wurmbrand’s international bestseller, Tortured for Christ.
Simply click on the link below, and fill in the names and addresses of those you would like to receive a free copy of Tortured for Christ. We will send them a copy of the book along with a free subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.

Thank you for helping us be a voice for today’s persecuted church!
Click here to submit the names and addresses of those you would like to receive a free copy of Tortured for Christ now.

Heroes of the Faith: Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott1In our nation’s early history, many children learned to read, by reading the Bible. While, yes, this is a great idea, we must also consider that there just wasn’t much literature, in print during this time, which was written at their level. Jacob Abbott, born in 1803, in Hallowell, Maine, would help to change this. Jacob Abbott was possibly the most prolific American writer of juvenile literature of the nineteenth century.

Jacob Abbott was from a long line of Puritans, the second of seven children. He and each of his four brothers graduated from Bowdoin College, studied theology, and became teachers or ministers. Three of the five boys became authors, and with his brother, John Charles, Jacob authored the famous and widely read “Makers of History” series of biographies. He wrote books with titles like The Way for a Child to Be Saved. With one of his brothers, he prepared a child’s translation of the New Testament.

He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and was principal of it in 1829-1833; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834-1835; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in 1843-1851 a principal of Abbott’s Institute, and in 1845-1848 of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City.
It is Jacob Abbott’s fiction which made him famous. He wrote over 200 books, many of them in series. One of his series taught science, travel and other subjects through the adventures of a boy named Rollo. Jacob created Rollo with enough personality and naughtiness to seem real. His parents used his misbehavior to teach him right from wrong. Other characters were also realistic enough to stick in the mind. And the Rollo stories were full of fun things to try.
His Lucy series may have been the first girl’s series, first published in 1842.
Jacob AbbottDevout and orthodox, he became a teacher, writer and preacher. Jacob trained as a Congregational pastor. As a teacher, he introduced methods of kindness in place of harsh discipline and pioneered women’s education. One of his most famous pupils was young Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Many authors would follow in Abbott’s footsteps.

It was around 1848 that Jacob and his brother embarked on the idea of doing a series of biographies aimed at young people. The Abbott brothers eventually produced a set of biographies that were critically acclaimed, and widely read. Within a few years of their publication, the Abbott biographies became standard reference works of juvenile history, and were available in libraries throughout America. They were originally published as the ‘Illustrated History’ series, but were republished many times during the next sixty years in various collections, entitled ‘Famous Characters of History’, ‘Famous Queens of History’, and others. They were most recently republished in the early 1900’s as the ‘Makers of History’ series.
An example of the significance of the “History” series can be found in this quote:
“I want to thank you and your brother for Abbott’s series of Histories. I have not education enough to appreciate the profound works of voluminous historians, and if I had, I have no time to read them. But your series of Histories gives me, in brief compass, just that knowledge of past men and events which I need. I have read them with the greatest interest. To them I am indebted for about all the historical knowledge I have.”
Abraham Lincoln

Jacob Abbot died on October 31, 1879, in Farmington,  Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School.
For more information, including a great archive of Jacob Abbot’s books, with all of his books and series chronicled, visit the official website:
Jacob Abbot.com

Top Ten Christian Books: The Prayer Foundation

This is a remarkable list, and has great links for further detail on each book listed. Awesome!
Here is a “List of the Lists” You’ll Find, with all the information:

Top Ten Christian Books of All Time

Top Ten Christian Books On Prayer

Top Ten Christian Prayer Biographies

Top Ten Christian Biographies

Top Ten “Basic Christian Teaching” Books

Top Ten “Classic” Christian Books

Top Ten Christian Histories

Top Ten “Celtic Christian” Books

Top Ten Works of Christian Fiction

Top Ten Christian Books We Read (or Listen to On Audio) Over and Over Again

Awesome!
Top Ten Christian Books The Prayer Foundation.

Guest Post: “Pastors: Fight for the Time to Read!”

“… Even an apostle must read.
Brethren, what is true of ministers is true of all our people. You need to read…”

Pastors: Fight for the Time to Read!.

Christian PDF Books

Here is another great, free online resource … Just the biographies here are priceless … This is A Christian Online Services Library Project Offered by Northwestern Theological Seminary and Northwestern Christian University. A great Library:

Christian PDF Books.

The Evangelical Christian Library: Online Books for the Whole Family

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