Book One in the “In His Very Steps” series is already ministering to people – as we can see from the following, unsolicited comments:
“In His Very Steps [was] wonderful. It made me cry and it made me laugh. God challenges each of us wherever we are in life. In the ordinary we can find the extraordinary with God’s help. Miracles happen every day but we are much more likely to see God in our living. Very good work!”
~ Debbie (Shamong, New Jersey)
“I love it soooo much!! I can honestly say that the book has changed my life. It’s amazing!! You did such a great job and I cannot wait for the next one. I’m actually getting a copy… to give to my brother-in-law for Christmas.”
~ Emily (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Janice Boles of North Charleston was the 100th person to LIKE the IHVS Facebook page
I know it’s not that big of a deal but it’s special to me. Thanks to so many of my friends on Facebook, the IHVS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/InHisVerySteps) reached the 100 LIKES. As best I can tell, Janice Boles of North Charleston was the 100th person to make it possible. A special thank you goes out to her but I am extremely thankful for each and everyone of you who helped me reach this minor milestone. For her part, I’m sending Miz Janice a signed copy of In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say? I trust she will enjoy it.
“In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6)
I heard a funny today which I have to share. My dear friend and former congregant, Fred McLean, visited Family Christian in the Citadel Mall to buy a copy of my book. At the register he was stunned when the price rang up as $100. The man behind him said, “brother, that must be a GREAT book!”
Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to buy this heartfelt work of faith. Glory to God in the Highest!
P.S. The price WAS A MISTAKE… it’s only $12.95 when ordered here.
Book one is in Charleston stores now.
I’m delighted to announce that book one in the In His Very Steps series, “What Does the Bible Say?” is now available at three local bookstores:
Family Christian, Citadel Mall
Family Christian, Northwoods Mall
Burry Bookstore, Hartsville
Stop by any of these fine retailers for your copy, or as a gift, today.
What would prevent this scandal at your school or church?
Thursday, November 10, 2011 – No one thought it would end this way. Joe Paterno, the legendary head football coach at Penn State University, along with the university’s president, Graham B. Spanier, was fired last night by the school’s board of trustees via telephone phone – just two weeks after achieving the most wins of any NCAA Division One football coach in history. The Penn State board’s belief that his firing was necessary holds lessons for we who minister to churches and schools.
Almost a decade ago, a graduate assistant told Coach Paterno that an assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, had been observed forcing a young boy into a sexual act in the shower of the school’s football locker room. Sandusky was himself a big name in Penn State football, and he was considered a likely successor to Paterno. Sandusky also ran a non-profit organization for boys whom he brought onto the Penn State campus. He continued to do so even after his own retirement from Penn State’s coaching staff.
CHARLESTON, SC – November 7, 2011 – Theologian, teacher, and veteran pastor Dr. Charles Williams, a CCSD employee, has launched the first book in the “In His Very Steps” Christian fiction series. The book, What Does the Bible Say? is now available in paperback format at ihvsbooks.com and Amazon.com; it will soon be available to major bookstores through Baker & Taylor and Ingram distributors. e-Book formats are available for Kindles, Nooks, and Sony Readers.
Ten years in the making, “In His Very Steps” emphasizes Christ-centered discipleship and Christian education using an involved, fictional narrative based on the author’s 17-years in ministry. The book encourages Christians to address the mistakes of life by returning to the cornerstone of their faith – the Bible, and calls non-Christians to embrace Jesus Christ as God’s perfect model of obedience. Readers will follow the Reverend Jim Harter as he leads the congregation of First Church Kingston to accept responsibility for life’s choices, confess their sin to God, and look within the Bible for answers to faith, life, business, and romance.
A friend at church is trying to stop smoking and often asks for me to help through prayer. I am all too glad to pray for him and I believe that the Lord will answer that prayer in time. With him in mind, I found the title of a new book by Columbia University Press, After Tobacco: What Would Happen if Americans Stopped Smoking? to be so interesting. Coinciding with the release of the book, the school will host a panel of public health experts to discuss what the nation might look like if and when smoking rates plummet to historic lows. The panel will consider the social and economic impact of reducing smoking rates and what it will take to reach current national public health goals.
All of this brings me to ask you for your opinion. In YOUR opinion, what would be some of the changes in our society if and when Americans stop smoking? Leave me a post on my blog or record your remarks on my Facebook page. Additionally, if YOU are one of the many who is trying to stop smoking, leave me a message and I will be sure to pray for you too.
Today, I received a mock-up of the interior of my forthcoming book, “In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say?” Seeing ten-years of work in its ultimate, in-print format was surreal — awesome, and heart-thrilling, but surreal too.
For those who may not know, the book is a call for Christians to return to the very essence of our faith — the Bible, and a call for non-believers to embrace the message of the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ.
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