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<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong>TThe homeschool movement has turned into a homeschool marriage market.All over <strong>the</strong> nation and even <strong>the</strong> world <strong>the</strong>re are thousands of girls in waiting,and young men are dragging <strong>the</strong>ir feet on <strong>the</strong> issue of how to know God’s willin finding <strong>the</strong> right help meet. The upcoming October Shindig being held on<strong>the</strong> ALERT campus in Big Sandy, Texas, will be great fun and (I hope) anopportunity for <strong>the</strong> cream of <strong>the</strong> crop as well as <strong>the</strong>ir families to meet eacho<strong>the</strong>r. After all, that is where <strong>the</strong> next generation is going to come from!“Where are <strong>the</strong> men?” Shalom asks in her article. I say <strong>the</strong>y had better beat ALERT October 25-28!ContentsFor <strong>the</strong> last 25 years we haveobserved <strong>the</strong> grace of God on Timand Rachel as <strong>the</strong>y got married,came to <strong>the</strong> Lord and have raised<strong>the</strong>ir 5 children, two of which arenow married with babies.On <strong>the</strong> CoverNGJ Texas12TheShindig!<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> is a bimonthly publication by <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to <strong>the</strong>advancement of <strong>the</strong> gospel of Jesus Christ in America and in thosecountries where Christ is least known. A free subscription is availableby writing to <strong>the</strong> address below or by visiting our website.Your questions and comments are welcomed. Please send <strong>the</strong>m to<strong>the</strong> address below. All correspondence to <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> becomes<strong>the</strong> property of <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> and is available for publicationunless <strong>the</strong> writer expressly requests that it not be published.This material is copyrighted by Michael and Debi Pearl.Permission for <strong>the</strong> reprint of single articles is granted based on <strong>the</strong>following conditions:1. The article must be printed in its entirety.2. <strong>No</strong> more than one article per publication.3. Complete recognition must be given as to <strong>the</strong> source.4. Every reprint must include sufficient information for <strong>the</strong> readerto subscribe to <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong>.5. <strong>No</strong> copyright privileges are conveyed by reprinting any portionof this publication.Family3 Respecting Your Little Ones5 The Confidence to Try9 My Mama Adores MyDaddy10 NGJ Kids12 October EncouragementShindig!16 Where are <strong>the</strong> men whenyou need one?18 Are you my fellow laborer?Ministry21 A Generation Later22 In SEARCH of a Help Meet24 Mommy, What’s aManifesto?26 Count Your BlessingsCatalog32 NGJ Products6. This license to reprint may be revoked from anyone abusingthis privilege to reprint.7. This license is in force until <strong>the</strong> printing of a public statemento<strong>the</strong>rwise.All Scripture taken from <strong>the</strong> Authorized Version (King James)Holy Bible.<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>, Inc.1000 Pearl Road • Pleasantville, TN 37033www.nogreaterjoy.orgsept-oct 2012Volume 18 | Number 4Printed in <strong>the</strong> USAEditors in ChiefMichael and Debi PearlStaff PhotographerElizabeth StewartCover PhotoLaura Newman PhotographyContributing WritersShoshanna Easling, Shalom Brand,Chuck <strong>Joy</strong>ner, Mel CohenArt DirectorLynne Hopwood


Photo: Elizabeth Stewartwas very wise and discerning, butI remember one of his goof-upsquite well. I must have been aboutfourteen years old when I decidedto write a poem about a weepingwillow tree. I sensed great romancein <strong>the</strong> name and appearance of <strong>the</strong>tree. I worked on my poem for acouple days, and when he askedwhat I was doing, I read part of it tohim. He walked off, and in about anhour he returned and read to me <strong>the</strong>world’s most brilliant and movingpoem about a weeping willow tree.I felt strangely discouraged. I laiddown my pen and was careful notto share my poems with him until Ihad finished <strong>the</strong>m. <strong>No</strong>w I know why<strong>the</strong> willow tree wept: its fa<strong>the</strong>r hadblunted its need to try.I tried to learn to play <strong>the</strong> violin inmy old age. I enjoyed it and thought Iwas making great progress. My wifeseemed well pleased. Then one day ayoung girl, about seventeen, was at <strong>the</strong>If we provide opportunities andencouragement to launch outon <strong>the</strong> sea of investigation, <strong>the</strong>ywill know <strong>the</strong>y deserve <strong>the</strong> praise,and it will encourage more risktaking, not less.house and I played for her. Afterwardshe took my violin and producedmusic like I knew I never would. Theviolin didn’t hold <strong>the</strong> same pleasureafter that. My need to try was bluntedby her excellent performance.Don’t send me yourpsychoanalyses. I am 66 and as stiffin my psyche as I am in my back. Ididn’t have to tell you <strong>the</strong>se thingsabout myself. I could have pretendedto be above it all, but I want you toconsider: if a fourteen-year-old boywho could whip a man in a wrestlingmatch could be discouraged fromwriting poetry and a sixty-year-old6THIS BI-MONTHLY MAGAZINE IS FREE FOR THE ASKING!Contact us at: www.ngj.me/email or call toll-free: 1-866-292-9936


man could be discouraged fromlearning a musical instrument,<strong>the</strong>n what must it be like for ourdeveloping children?Emotionally healthy children arefilled with desire to do what adultsdo—to develop skills and becomeindependent, contributing membersof society. Their enthusiasm andinquisitiveness is unbounded. It is ourresponsibility to provide <strong>the</strong> contextand <strong>the</strong> encouragement for <strong>the</strong>m tosucceed in fulfilling <strong>the</strong>ir dreams.They are encouraged to try whenwe praise <strong>the</strong>ir efforts. But as <strong>the</strong>y getpast six or seven years old <strong>the</strong>y beginto see through our empty “Good job,Gabriel!” and expect to be praisedonly when <strong>the</strong>y have, in fact, donea good job. Studies have shown thatchildren raised on empty “positiveaffirmation” are actually discouragedfrom trying harder because <strong>the</strong>y fearthat failure will result in loss of <strong>the</strong>regular unfounded praise. If <strong>the</strong>yare praised for doing nothing, whytake <strong>the</strong> risk of doing something atwhich <strong>the</strong>y might fail? If we provideopportunities and encouragement tolaunch out on <strong>the</strong> sea of investigation,<strong>the</strong>y will know <strong>the</strong>y deserve <strong>the</strong>praise, and it will encourage more risktaking, not less.We parents are not all wiseand are not always attentive to <strong>the</strong>emotional needs of our children. Weare not going to always do and say <strong>the</strong>right thing at just <strong>the</strong> right moment,but <strong>the</strong>re is one thing we can getright every time without fail: we candelight to see our children enjoying<strong>the</strong> process of discovery. When <strong>the</strong>ytry and fail, we can tell <strong>the</strong>m of ourfailures <strong>the</strong> first time around andassure <strong>the</strong>m that if <strong>the</strong>y keep trying,all things are possible. Praise <strong>the</strong>irpast effort and be enthusiastic about<strong>the</strong>ir continued effort, but alwayslink your praise to genuine effort andaccomplishment.I remember going to work withmy daddy when I was only aboutten years old, and upon meetingme, several people said somethinglike, “So you’re <strong>the</strong> kid Ed is alwaysbragging about?”“I hear you’re a great artist.”“I hear you can throw a knife likeTarzan.”We are not going to always doand say <strong>the</strong> right thing at just<strong>the</strong> right moment, but <strong>the</strong>re isone thing we can get right everytime without fail: we can delightto see our children enjoying <strong>the</strong>process of discovery.“I hear you’re quite a builder.”“I hear you’re a Bible student.”I remember being surprised <strong>the</strong>first time I met his friends at workand heard how he bragged on me. Butit made me try harder to succeed ineverything I did.I bragged on my kids to o<strong>the</strong>rs.I think my children always knew Ithought <strong>the</strong>y were <strong>the</strong> best. But itwas not just empty words designed tomanipulate <strong>the</strong>ir frame of reference. Iactually stayed involved in <strong>the</strong>ir lives,teaching <strong>the</strong>m to succeed at manythings. They were willing to try newthings, succeed or fail, because <strong>the</strong>yfelt good about <strong>the</strong>ir abilities to facedifficulties and overcome.The worst thing we can do isfind fault or criticize when <strong>the</strong>y think<strong>the</strong>y did a good job. If <strong>the</strong> five-yearoldwashes <strong>the</strong> dishes and proudlypresents you with <strong>the</strong> results, andyou see he has made a mess of it,www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 7


don’t dare let him see you redoinghis failure.The public schools of America areturning out children who are afraidto try. They expect someone else totake care of <strong>the</strong>m and <strong>the</strong>y retreat tosocial media and video games to livein a world of make-believe where<strong>the</strong>y cannot experience <strong>the</strong> pain offailure. Thank God <strong>the</strong>re are millionsof homeschooled children in Americawho are growing up with confidenceto climb <strong>the</strong> steepest grade and standon <strong>the</strong> top, alone if necessary.Kids thrive on positive attention,and when <strong>the</strong>y becomeaccustomed to pleasing you with<strong>the</strong>ir antics, <strong>the</strong>y will also want toplease you in every o<strong>the</strong>r way.In regard to <strong>the</strong> letter, childrenwill enjoy what you enjoy. Youcannot SEND <strong>the</strong>m out on a missionof discovery; you must TAKE <strong>the</strong>malong on your safari. They delightin what delights you. They learn byemulation.If you don’t want <strong>the</strong> cat tryingto get in <strong>the</strong> house, always feed himoutdoors and never pet him indoors.If you want your children to enjoy<strong>the</strong> great outdoors, <strong>the</strong>n get rid of <strong>the</strong>indoor entertainment and organizeoutdoor activities that are creative andfun. Press <strong>the</strong> limit of <strong>the</strong>ir comfortzone and <strong>the</strong>y will toughen up to <strong>the</strong>point of having boldness in <strong>the</strong> face ofchallenges.I have observed my grandkidsperforming all kinds of antics until Istop watching and wander off. Then<strong>the</strong>y follow me to see what I am goingto do. Swinging on a rope with onehand is only fun if it produces lotsof laughs and praise. Kids thrive onpositive attention, and when <strong>the</strong>ybecome accustomed to pleasing youwith <strong>the</strong>ir antics, <strong>the</strong>y will also want toplease you in every o<strong>the</strong>r way. When<strong>the</strong>y capture your face and eyes, youcapture <strong>the</strong>ir hearts and wills. gFamily ResourcesTraining Childrento be Strongin Spirit $9.95Jumping Ship$7.95To Train Up aChild$7.958 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-993629936


Photo: Laura Newman PhotographyLet me give youmy perspective on <strong>the</strong> TexasShindig. My dad always said hestarted looking for what he wanted ina help meet when he was seven yearsold. I think he is serious. He teaches thatisolating your children from o<strong>the</strong>r goodfamilies keeps <strong>the</strong>m from developing ahealthy hope in love. Because of this, hewas always taking our family to different events (he calls <strong>the</strong>m differentponds full of more fish), so from an early age we could meet good-qualitypossible future mates. It worked.I met my husband at a bash in New Mexico. It was an extreme sportsevent of climbing cliffs, caving, camping, and getting to know o<strong>the</strong>r likemindedbelievers who appreciated this lifestyle. As you can see in <strong>the</strong>picture, it was a smashing success.My sister Shalom met her husband in Tennessee at a young men’smission conference where she was <strong>the</strong> cook. Nathan met Zephyr at amissionary conference in Texas. We didn’t go spouse hunting, but we didgo where potential spouses might be hanging out. You get <strong>the</strong> idea?The Texas Shindig is for <strong>the</strong> entire family. The kids will be thrilled withBible stories and games. Dad and Mom (Mike and Debi Pearl) will beteaching mamas and daddies how to rekindle <strong>the</strong>ir love for each o<strong>the</strong>r.Nathan and Shalom will be teaching those in <strong>the</strong> “searching and preparing”stage of life, and I will be teaching herbs classes. We have also invited afew special guests who will be speaking in <strong>the</strong>ir own areas of expertise.Mel from NGJ will be teaching on self-publishing and how to start a homebasedbusiness.The Texas Shindig will be a joyful ga<strong>the</strong>ring of families growing in <strong>the</strong>grace of God, and will be an opportunity for your kids to meet <strong>the</strong>ir lifepartners. Bring <strong>the</strong> kids, your smile, and your musical instruments. We’llsee you <strong>the</strong>re!-Shoshanna Easlingwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 13


Who’s teaching what?Michael Pearl:Debi Pearl:Shalom Pearl Brand:Nathan Pearl:Shoshanna PearlEasling:Joshua Steele:Gregg Rozeboom:Men & Marriage, and Winning <strong>the</strong> Heartsof Your Children, and Knife-throwingWomen & MarriageYoung ladies, Preparing to Be a BrideHow to study <strong>the</strong> Word of God andLoving Your Woman, Young Men SearchingHerbs and HealingHis Love Story… “Mail Order Bride”, andMen of HonorKids story, The Sin Robe & Love StoryMel Cohen, CFP, RFC:How to Start a Home-based BusinessHow to Publish, Market and DistributeYour Own BooksAND MORE….14 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Photos: Laura Newman Photographycome see us at <strong>the</strong> Big Texas Shindig!Music Gate Keeper Calling musicians! Ifyou plan to perform, contact Aaron Aprileat aaprile@nogreaterjoy.org for details.Photo: Elizabeth Stewartdress Conservative dressplease! <strong>No</strong> uncovered thighs,tummies or cleavage.All of <strong>the</strong> detailshttp://ngj.me/shindig-detailsLodging, Meal Plans and Activities are Available from ALERT.For Lodging, Meal Plan or Activities call 903 636-2000 and ask forCamps and Conferences 9-5 M-F central time.www.alertacademy.com/iaa/campsandconferences/housingwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 15


Photo: Laura Newman PhotographyWhere Are <strong>the</strong> MenWhen You Need One?By Shalom (Pearl) BrandThe girls are ready, trained, and waiting for <strong>the</strong>ir man tocome find <strong>the</strong>m, but <strong>the</strong> men are not finding <strong>the</strong>m. Why?When I was a young woman, <strong>the</strong>older women were always teachingme and all <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r young womenwhat it meant to be a wife, a mo<strong>the</strong>r,and a God-honoring woman. As Ihave gotten older, traveled to manychurches, and talked with families,I have seen one overall <strong>the</strong>meeverywhere I go. There are youngwomen walking with God, trainedfrom childhood to serve God so thatone day <strong>the</strong>y will make <strong>the</strong> best wivesand mo<strong>the</strong>rs possible. They are ready,trained, and waiting for <strong>the</strong>ir man tocome find <strong>the</strong>m, but <strong>the</strong> men are notfinding <strong>the</strong>m. Why?These girls are told to wait: Hewill find you . . . Stay home and helpMom with <strong>the</strong> kids . . . One day thatperfect man will come along. But <strong>the</strong>nhe does not come and <strong>the</strong> girls becomefrustrated and, at times, impatient.The question I hear all <strong>the</strong> time is,“Where are <strong>the</strong> men?” Yes <strong>the</strong>re aremen, but few are real men—men whowere raised to love God, work hard,and make good husbands and fa<strong>the</strong>rs.Why?While mo<strong>the</strong>rs have been training<strong>the</strong>ir daughters to be good wives,many families stopped raising <strong>the</strong>irsons to be men, instead producingovergrown boys. A large percentageof <strong>the</strong> boys/men over <strong>the</strong> last 30years have been raised to serve <strong>the</strong>flesh. They were not raised to work;most are soft, sweet-talking, sissyboys. Some are cute and stylish, andsilly girls think <strong>the</strong>y are soooo goodlooking.O<strong>the</strong>r guys are backward,16 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Are YOU My Fellow Laborer?By Debi PearlYesterday I walked into my garden. It has been almost three weeks since Ihad <strong>the</strong> time to even step into it except to pick a daily basket for dinner.The long, 100-plus-degree days had destroyed most of <strong>the</strong> locals’ gardens. Mine,due to deep ground covering, was still lush and heavy with all manner of fruit,but it was also being swallowed up in morning glory vines—so much so that itwas difficult to wade through. I considered just walking away from it; with Mikejust home from <strong>the</strong> hospital, office work waiting, and my house and animals inneed of care, <strong>the</strong> garden was just too much even to pick. But I bent my back andstarted filling boxes with tomatoes, pulling away vines as I went. After about20 minutes, I was seeing <strong>the</strong> impossibility of my task, but <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> Brooks’ vanpulled in. I had called <strong>the</strong>ir son, Isaiah, who has been Mike’s young sidekick forover a year, to weed-eat this afternoon. I was so glad to see he had come, but<strong>the</strong>n all <strong>the</strong> kids and Mama came into my fenced-in garden and began to work.With only a brief hi, everyone in this homesteading family—down to <strong>the</strong> fouryear-old—bentdown and began to weed, tie up huge pepper plants, and pick <strong>the</strong>vegetables. My eyes swam with tears; it was too wonderful to question. I justkept doing what needed to be done as <strong>the</strong>y cheerfully labored beside me.Just a short hour later I stood talking to Jennifer (Mama Brooks). I couldn’<strong>the</strong>lp but look back over my shoulder at my reclaimed garden. “You know,” Itold her, “I was almost ready to give up when you drove in. It would have beensuch a loss. I would have missed having my favorite part of <strong>the</strong> garden—<strong>the</strong> lateautumn harvest—plus, I would have missed <strong>the</strong> fruit of my mid-summer work.”She just laughed and said something to <strong>the</strong> effect of “many hands and heartsmake short work.”Suddenly I knew I had to tell you that <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> needs a helping hand.NGJ is in <strong>the</strong> late summer of ministry. It is loaded heavy with fruit, some evenovergrown, and <strong>the</strong>re is a need for many hands and hearts to finish harvestingand replanting <strong>the</strong> fall squash, broccoli, carrots, beets, and cabbages. Withoutyou we grow weary. If we have made a difference in your life, <strong>the</strong>n it is timeyou bent your back for <strong>the</strong> next generation.Find us at:www.facebook.com/<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong><strong>Ministries</strong>18 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Swee<strong>the</strong>art ResourcesReleasing onOct 25HERSHERSHiSIn SEARCHof a Help Meet$14.95Created to NEEDa Help Meet$14.95Created to BeHis Help Meet$14.95Preparing to Bea Help Meet$19.95Missed <strong>the</strong> Marriage Webinar? Watch <strong>the</strong> archive:http://ngj.me/marriage-mini-seminar-videoHow can you help?Would you be willing to go to a homeschool meeting or maybe even sendyour older children in your stead? Take pamphlets or have a card that givesNGJ’s web address and give a short appeal. Stand up and tell <strong>the</strong> new familiesthat you were in <strong>the</strong>ir chair 10-plus years ago. Tell <strong>the</strong>m that homeschooling ishard, but it is impossible without a working marriage and obedient children—that is <strong>the</strong> foundation on which success in homeschooling rests. Give testimonyof how <strong>the</strong> teachings of NGJ saved your marriage and helped you enjoy andfocus on your children. Challenge young families to get out <strong>the</strong>ir iPhones andsign up as you speak. Give out your email address (set up a new one for <strong>the</strong>occasion) and have <strong>the</strong>m send you an email with <strong>the</strong>ir name and address whileyou are standing <strong>the</strong>re talking to <strong>the</strong>m. Be bold, aggressive; <strong>the</strong>y need you tocare enough to call <strong>the</strong>m in. Also, make it a habit to regularly use Facebook toencourage young, struggling families and show <strong>the</strong>m where to find help.When you heard <strong>the</strong> NGJ message, our voice was only one of hundreds.<strong>No</strong>w we are one in hundreds of thousands, but most of <strong>the</strong> noise vying for <strong>the</strong>new homeschoolers’ ears is just that—NOISE. If <strong>the</strong>y are to hear from whence<strong>the</strong>ir Help cometh, it will be from you.Pray ye <strong>the</strong>refore <strong>the</strong> Lord of <strong>the</strong> harvest, that he will send forth labourersinto his harvest. (Mat<strong>the</strong>w 9:38)www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 19


From <strong>the</strong> MailboxJune 192012NO GREATER JOYDear Debi,Ihave read your Help Meet book a few times. Every time I read it I am blessed.I come from a family where my mom didn’t honor my dad really at all. Shealways acted like he was a burden to her. She is a bitter, controlling woman.I have been married for 11 1/2 years. I got <strong>the</strong> Help Meet book about 9+ yearsago. What a blessing to break <strong>the</strong> cycle of sin! I am so much like my mom,and it is only through <strong>the</strong> power of <strong>the</strong> Holy Spirit that I have changed. Myhusband is a pretty passive guy and it would be (and I’m sad to say sometimesis) easy for me to be my natural controlling self. Joe leads by example,and a Godly one at that. I have had to learn to submit to his leading by watchinghis example and not anticipate too many verbal directives. Anyway, I amwriting to you to tell you about a recent blessing. We have terrible trouble withcars. I mean if we didn’t have bad luck we would have no luck at all. A fewweeks ago Joe’s car went. Then within a week <strong>the</strong> car I usually drive had <strong>the</strong>alternator go. It was going to be really expensive and we just didn’t have <strong>the</strong>money. We knew that God would have to provide because we couldn’t see a wayout. Joe said he thought he could do <strong>the</strong> work himself (I shudder). So he wentand got <strong>the</strong> part. He started into it. I knew he needed help, but I really, reallydo NOT like to work on cars. However, this was now our only car and Joe wouldneed it to go to work. So I went out and asked if <strong>the</strong>re was anything I coulddo to help. Joe was pleasantly surprised to see my cheerful face offering to help.So, I spent <strong>the</strong> afternoon working on <strong>the</strong> car with Joe and blessing him. Andwouldn’t you know, we got it fixed, saved $400, and got to spent <strong>the</strong> afternoontalking and flirting. So, you tell all those women out <strong>the</strong>re to go get <strong>the</strong>irhands dirty and bless <strong>the</strong>ir husbands. Thanks! J. M. PS~ That was not <strong>the</strong>first alternator I have help Joe install:)Just wanted to tell you thanks . . . thanks a million to <strong>the</strong> Pearl family andNGJ staff. You feel like family although we’ve never met (can’t wait to gabin heaven!) Your ministry has been such a blessing and encouragement to ourhome and even to my extended family. I don’t know how to thank you enoughfor letting <strong>the</strong> Bible and It’s truth shine . . . it’s true about if Jesus is lifted upHe will draw all men unto Him. Thank you for all you’ve done . . . <strong>the</strong> Lordhas made our life so full and joyful thanks to your ministry.I can think of nothing I want more than someoneto truly love me.- From Preparing to Be a Help Meet


Photo: Elizabeth StewartJustin Miller, The Whacker, 19 years later.A Generation LaterBy Michael PearlIIt was about eighteen years agothat Deb and I wrote To Train Upa Child. It has sold about 750,000copies in <strong>the</strong> United States. It has alsobeen translated into 12 languages andprinted and distributed worldwide. Asyou know, it is full of stories drawnfrom <strong>the</strong> church and community. Thelittle Volleyball Bawler is now growninto a beautiful young woman, marriedand with a child of her own. She turnedout to be an excellent human being.You may remember <strong>the</strong> story of <strong>the</strong>little wrench-whacker whom my wifestruck back and taught a lesson. He,too, is now grown and married with achild. He stopped by <strong>the</strong> house to chatnot more than 20 minutes ago. He nolonger whacks people with anythingand is a most peaceable fa<strong>the</strong>r.I have thought about making anupdated edition of To Train Up a Childand including pictures and testimoniesof all <strong>the</strong> ornery little kids spoken of in<strong>the</strong> book. They are all grown and everyone of <strong>the</strong>m is a great human beingtoday. I see most of <strong>the</strong>m regularly.I am now watching <strong>the</strong>m train <strong>the</strong>irchildren just as <strong>the</strong>y were trained.So I want to encourage you. Ifyour kids are not perfect, if you havehad some failure, if you occasionallyfeel like it is hopeless, that somehowyou failed while everyone else issucceeding, know that “love coversa multitude of sins.” Kids are madeof rubber. They bounce back if wedon’t get frustrated and throw <strong>the</strong>maway. Never allow yourself to getangry and despair. When you havedone all you know to do and <strong>the</strong>y arejust not right, don’t spoil what is leftby coming apart at <strong>the</strong> seams. Retreatto your quiet place, pray, relax, comeout smiling, and give <strong>the</strong>m a littletime and a few more years to “see <strong>the</strong>light” and adjust <strong>the</strong>ir course. “Trainup a child in <strong>the</strong> way he should go,and when he is old he will not departfrom it.” Proverbs 22:6 gwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 21


Missed <strong>the</strong> Pearl Family Webinar? Watch <strong>the</strong> archive:http://ngj.me/fruit-of-child-training-videoOne man approaches marriage as an opportunity to bless someone.Ano<strong>the</strong>r man approaches marriage as an opportunity to be served andsatiated. Which one is more likely to have a happy marriage?NEW audio from <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong>!The Testimony ofDarlene RoseMP3 $12.95The Gami Akij Story CD$6.95By Divine Design MP3$12.95<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> Vol. 1MP3 $12.95<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> Vol. 2MP3 $12.95<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> Vol. 3MP3 $12.95DON’T MISS THE NOV/DEC NGJ MAGAZINE!Sign up at:www.ngj.me/email orcall toll-free: 1-866-292-9936www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 23


Photo: Rachael ValetMommy, What’s aManifesto?From Michael:Way back in 1999 I wrote InfantManifesto. This young family gaveus <strong>the</strong> audio and pictures of <strong>the</strong>irgirls doing a dramatic reading of <strong>the</strong>script. We all had a big laugh. Sohere is <strong>the</strong>ir letter telling us aboutwhat <strong>the</strong>y did. Your children will lovehearing this 5-year-old and her bigsisters do a really professional jobreading.Dear Pearls,At our little home studio, as I wasattempting to clean up some of<strong>the</strong> Pearl’s ancient tapes, I cameacross <strong>the</strong> articles Infant Manifestoand Infant Maniwhatso. The flashof memories of <strong>the</strong> first time I readit made me giggle. It was if I washearing little kid voices using allof <strong>the</strong>se big words, and it mademe laugh all day just imagining it.As soon as my husband got homefrom work I rushed to read it to himand we both had a big laugh. Theobviousness of <strong>the</strong> child trainingprinciples, along with Mike’ssometimes obnoxious wit, was justwhat our family needed to reallysolidify some of <strong>the</strong> basic mindset of<strong>the</strong> need for consistency and what itlooks like.The obviousness of <strong>the</strong> childtraining principles, alongwith Mike’s sometimesobnoxious wit, was justwhat our family needed...With this memory fresh in my mind,I called my girls into <strong>the</strong> room andasked if any of <strong>the</strong>m wanted to recorda monologue. My girls were going tohave some fun and learn some skillsthat a lot of adults will never have.24 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


One at a time, <strong>the</strong> girls cameinto <strong>the</strong> little studio and climbedup onto <strong>the</strong> stool to speak into <strong>the</strong>microphone. They had to sit stillso that <strong>the</strong>ir rustling around wasn’tpicked up in <strong>the</strong> recording. They hadto enunciate <strong>the</strong>ir words, play <strong>the</strong>part of <strong>the</strong>ir character, and repeat<strong>the</strong> same phrase occasionally evenfifteen times until <strong>the</strong>y got it right. Allof this, <strong>the</strong>y had to do without gettingnervous or embarrassed. My littlestone, whom we call <strong>No</strong>mies, went firstand after about forty minutes had totake a break. Her sister, Eden, <strong>the</strong>ntook her turn and did her whole articlein one session. She just couldn’t waitto hear it played. They watched asI showed <strong>the</strong>m how to reassembleall of <strong>the</strong> phrases and lines so that itwould sound, at least somewhat likeit was a continuous speech. It reallygave <strong>the</strong>m an appreciation for whatgoes into a project. After a few hoursInfant Manifesto was complete and allof our girls were in <strong>the</strong> office gigglingto <strong>the</strong>ir heart’s content (except forEden who was laughing so hard onemight think she was going to injureherself) as <strong>the</strong>y listened to <strong>the</strong>irvoices over and over again.After that, little <strong>No</strong>mies reminded meabout every half hour that she neededto do her next recording session. Afterall, her article was longer than herbig sister’s. The next chance we got,we were back in <strong>the</strong> studio and shefinished her article. In <strong>the</strong> first sessionshe had become a little frustrated asshe had to keep redoing lines, butthis time she could barely contain herexcitement. It took <strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> day,and all <strong>the</strong> next morning before slow oldmom had Infant Maniwhatso ready forher to hear. The technical knowledgeand speaking confidence <strong>the</strong>se girlslearned this week will be with <strong>the</strong>m for<strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong>ir lives, solidified by goodold fashioned laughter and more newexciting projects.Mike and Debi, we hope you enjoyour rendition of your articles, (wedidn’t exactly ask permission first) butreally, it was worth it.- Rachel ValetMikes article,“Infant Manifesto”:http://ngj.me/infantsThe Valet girls’monologue:http://ngj.me/nfantsudioVividLegendStudios.comwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 25


Photo: Laura Newman PhotographyCount Your BlessingsBy Debi PearlGod gave instruction concerningthankfulness over 3000 years ago. Itis an important subject that is so easyto take for granted and even dismiss.He says, “Enter into his gates withthanksgiving, and into his courts withpraise: be thankful unto him, and blesshis name” Psalm 100:4. This ageless,wise advice has shaped <strong>the</strong> lives ofmillions. It is only in <strong>the</strong> last few yearsthat secular health researchers havediscovered that thankfulness makes ushealthier and happier.It was while I was sitting in <strong>the</strong>hospital waiting room, whittling awaymy time reading secular magazines,that I stumbled across several articlesconcerning this very subject. It appearsthat research now confirms that peoplewho show gratitude are healthier,sleep better than <strong>the</strong>ir ungratefulpeers, have better relationships, andgenerally have more productive lives.Voilà! One such research test wasdone at <strong>the</strong> University of Manchester,England, where 401 people filledout questionnaires that rated <strong>the</strong>irgratitude. The response showed thosewho scored highest in gratefulnessslept longer and better than lessappreciativeparticipants.Thanksgiving is an outpouringof <strong>the</strong> very root of <strong>the</strong> soul. It is areflection of <strong>the</strong> heart. It reveals peace.It is <strong>the</strong> presence of goodwill towardo<strong>the</strong>rs. It is easy to understand how aperson who goes to bed with negativethoughts will be too troubled to sleepwell. As I thought about thanksgiving,<strong>the</strong> ramifications were endless.Thankfulness is key to honoring God,worshiping God, and serving God.It paves <strong>the</strong> road to a wholesomelife, a restful life, a peaceful life—ahappy life. Wow, how important sucha simple thing as being thankful can26 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Photo: Laura Newman PhotographyRenee, daughter of Tim & Rachael Stollnot a natural happening. The oppositewould also stand true. Being down-in<strong>the</strong>-mouthwas unthankfulness, whichwould be an insult toward God. I havea naturally upbeat personality, but<strong>the</strong>re were times when I was stressedand I immediately recognized it aswhat it was—unthankfulness.So I ask myself, what is a sourceof stress or ingratitude in my life?Sometimes, it is a simple thing, suchas being under too much pressure toperform—basically, too much to dowith too little energy to see it through.Mike always says life is better if youorganize and manage. Hiring a younggirl to help homeschool, clean house,and cook helped me get focused onimportant issues. I traded vegetableswith her mo<strong>the</strong>r because we didn’thave money to spare for paying ahelper. The results were wonderful. Asmy daughter continued her study onjoy, I continued to search my life forways I could dwell on thanksgiving.God began a work in both of us; reallyour whole family benefited from thisstudy. The word of God was quick andpowerful in our lives as we sought tohonor God through being thankful.BitternessFor some people, <strong>the</strong> issue ofunthankfulness runs much deeper.I must admit after all <strong>the</strong>se years of28 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936counseling that my first thought whenI think of an unthankful person is thatbitterness has taken root.Bitterness is a very troublesomeword and certainly a taxing state ofmind. The worst thing about bitternessis that it is so catchy. It is like <strong>the</strong>pandemic flu that all health officialsdread. Some people spend <strong>the</strong>ir wholelife in a state of bitterness and neverrecognize it for what it is. They are justvexed in <strong>the</strong>ir souls about so-and-so orthis-or-that.Bitterness causes a person toperceive hurt. Hebrews 12:15 says,“Looking diligently lest any man failof <strong>the</strong> grace of God; lest any root ofbitterness springing up trouble you,and <strong>the</strong>reby many be defiled.” Godsays look diligently because it takesreal focus to avoid catching <strong>the</strong> flu ofbitterness.A young man is bitter at his parents,and he marries. Bitterness does notallow his brain to ever really rest. Hismind is forever devising contrivedconversations that will convinceeveryone how terribly he has beentreated. These unsavory thoughtsspill out, defiling those around him.It is sad how bitterness defiles wholefamilies, following generation aftergeneration. A mo<strong>the</strong>r who is bitterwith her husband passes it along toher daughter and causes that younggirl to be irritated and take offense,often blaming her hormones for heranger. Her life becomes one of beingannoyed. Her husband walks on edge,wondering what will set her off. Or inmany cases, it is <strong>the</strong> man who is madat <strong>the</strong> world and makes his familymiserable. Bitterness never stays put;it eventually spreads to taint how youreact to your spouse, fellow worker orboss, and folks at church, and as youraise your children, you will become


itter toward <strong>the</strong>m and <strong>the</strong>y you. Theygrow up viewing life through yourbitter, ungrateful eyes. Sleep eludes<strong>the</strong> bitter soul. Restless nights giveevidence of a troubled mind and anunthankful heart.Don’t let bitterness eat away all thatis joyful and good in your life. Takea good look at yourself instead oflooking at o<strong>the</strong>rs, and declare war onunthankfulness.God can do for you what he did forme. He is waiting to hear you say,what is it in my life that makes meunthankful?His WORD is effectual. It is aliveand working, able to change you asyou study it. Open your Bible and doa study on joy or thankfulness. Lookup every time <strong>the</strong> words appear, andlist <strong>the</strong> words it is coupled with. Thenbegan to choose thankfulness—allday, every day. Practice saying thankyou to God. When you feel sad, mad,depressed, or irritated, STOP and (outloud) thank God that he is able tochange your heart and break this chainof unthankfulness.God says look diligentlybecause it takes real focusto avoid catching <strong>the</strong> fluof bitterness.Our lives are meant to be filledwith joy, gladness, thankfulness, andrejoicing. It is praise to God for us tolive our lives in this state. Anythingless is . . . well, we will not go <strong>the</strong>re.Enough said. Rejoice; and again Isay, rejoice. gChild Training ResourcesTraining Childrento Be Strong inSpirit $9.95To Train Up aChild$7.95AlabamaSeminar$12.95Tolerance no longer means tolerance in <strong>the</strong> classic sense of “live and letlive.” It is now a code word for <strong>the</strong> aggressive campaign for validation. It isreasonable to expect tolerance of legal activities involving any number ofmutually agreeing adults. It is not reasonable to demand validation of thoseactivities. You don’t have to like or approve of everything you tolerate, andyou are not required to allow your toleration to be construed as acceptance.www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 29


missionsGo ye <strong>the</strong>refore, and teachall nations, baptizing <strong>the</strong>min <strong>the</strong> name of <strong>the</strong> Fa<strong>the</strong>r, and of <strong>the</strong> Son,and of <strong>the</strong> Holy Ghost:Mat<strong>the</strong>w 28:19Continuing to Make an Eternal DifferenceBy Chuck <strong>Joy</strong>ner<strong>the</strong> FelmleysBearing Fruit in AfricaIn 2006, <strong>the</strong> Felmley Familyembarked on an adventure to translateand print Good and Evil in <strong>the</strong>Chichewa language for <strong>the</strong> people ofMalawi (Africa). In 2010, <strong>the</strong>ir effortsand investments bore fruit when<strong>the</strong>y printed 5,000 copies and begandistribution in Malawi. NGJ advised<strong>the</strong>m and provided technical support,but <strong>the</strong> Felmley’s raised all of <strong>the</strong>finances and supervised <strong>the</strong> printingand distribution through <strong>the</strong>ir owncontacts.Biswick, a Malawi national, hadthis to say about <strong>the</strong> impact that <strong>the</strong>30 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936Chichewa Good and Evil is having inMalawi.“As for my experience on <strong>the</strong>impact of Good and Evil, this is whatI can say:- It has proved to be a greatinspirational material to use fordevotional purposes and for <strong>the</strong>growth in spirit and in Biblecontent.- Some (i.e., Muslims) haveconfessed Jesus as Lord andSaviour.- It is a material that is also rootingchildren in <strong>the</strong> faith of <strong>the</strong> risenLord.- It will also contribute to <strong>the</strong>promotion of <strong>the</strong> reading


culture (which is dying) amongMalawians as many people like toread it and follow its story closely- Great and small, rural andurban Malawians, educatedand uneducated, rich and poor,Christians and non-christians loveto read Good and Evil.- Primary school pupils, secondary,college and university studentswho have come across a copyof Good and Evil love to tell itsstory; <strong>the</strong> story of life and <strong>Joy</strong> inour Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.Kind regards,Biswick”<strong>No</strong>w two years later <strong>the</strong> 5,000books have been distributed and <strong>the</strong>Felmley’s have already raised <strong>the</strong>funds to print ano<strong>the</strong>r 2,500 copiesat $2.99 each. Being a good steward,Kyle sought to negotiate a better deal(a tactic learned from NGJ’s GeneralManager, Mel Cohen). The printeroffered to print an additional 2,500copies at $1.79 each making <strong>the</strong> totalcost of <strong>the</strong> 5,000 copies less than$12,000.Your donation can help us, to help<strong>the</strong>m make up <strong>the</strong> difference. Thereare over 15 million Malawians, mostMALAWIChichewa Goodand Evil going intoits second printingwhom have never heard <strong>the</strong> Gospel.Each copy of Good and Evil has <strong>the</strong>potential of transforming not onlyindividuals, but families and villages.The souls that are redeemed throughits distribution are <strong>the</strong> treasuresstored in heaven of everyoneinvolved in making it available tothose that are lost and without hope.Donate today and be a part ofmaking an “eternal difference”!You can read more about <strong>the</strong>beginning of <strong>the</strong> Felmley’s adventurein <strong>the</strong> online article, A RegularFamily Makes an Eternal DifferenceWith Chichewa Good and Evil.Contact <strong>the</strong>m atfelmleyfam@mac.comFor a complete list of missionaries we recommend, or to find out moreabout how you can help, visit our website, www.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org.www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 31


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Good and EvilFor those who have never heard.have doubts or who are trusting in aconfusing mixture of faith and works.1 CD $6.9550 SinsYour sins are found in this list.1 MP3 CD $12.95A-B-C Bible Verse SongsSmall children love this! Beka and some of<strong>the</strong> kids in <strong>the</strong> church sing <strong>the</strong> A-B-C Bibleverse songs that her mo<strong>the</strong>r taught her whenshe was growing up. Your little ones willlove listening to <strong>the</strong>se songs and learning<strong>the</strong> 26 Bible verses with <strong>the</strong> references.1 CD $6.95Am I Saved?Three message set: Born Again, Am ISaved? and Repent, discusses <strong>the</strong> natureof repentance and faith as it pertains tosalvation. 1 MP3 $12.95Authority PrayingMichael preaches on <strong>the</strong> believer’s positionin Christ and how prayer is based on <strong>the</strong>authority that is ours in Christ.1 CD $6.95Body, Soul, SpiritThese messages are a smorgasbord ofsubjects. The message begins by discussing<strong>the</strong> nature of man (body, soul, and spirit –mind, will and emotions) and proceeds witha discussion of <strong>the</strong> nature of temptation andsin. Michael <strong>the</strong>n tackles <strong>the</strong> sovereigntyof God and <strong>the</strong> free will of man, totaldepravity, and o<strong>the</strong>r like issues. A drawinghe made during <strong>the</strong> teaching will also beincluded. 1 MP3 CD $12.9536 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936Photo: istockphoto.comIf By Grace/God’s Chosen PeopleTwo messages on one CD: Salvation iscompletely by grace without <strong>the</strong> deeds of<strong>the</strong> law. Israel remains God’s chosen people.1 MP3 CD $12.95Plain TalkIn <strong>the</strong> Fall of 2010 Mike spoke to 250Amish and Mennonite people on <strong>the</strong>subjects pertinent to <strong>the</strong>m.1 MP3 CD $12.95RighteousnessFour messages on salvation: The Man ChristJesus, The Blood, Imputed Righteousness,Saving Righteousness.1 MP3 CD $12.95Sin <strong>No</strong> More & SanctificationAre you still a “Romans 7 Christian”? Iassure you, God not only saves his childrenfrom <strong>the</strong> penalty of sin but he saves<strong>the</strong>m from its power as well. Two sets ofmessages on one MP3 CD.1 MP3 CD $12.95Sinful NatureThese messages answer some of <strong>the</strong>ridiculous teachings of an ancient heresysometimes called “Calvinism.” For too long,Reformed <strong>the</strong>ology has robbed <strong>the</strong> church of<strong>the</strong> power of God. 1 MP3 CD $12.95Bible Questions DVDs50/50 DVDUnscripted and spontaneous, followMike around <strong>the</strong> farm as he answersyour Bible questions. Varied questionsand answers in a changing contextmakes this series captivating.1 DVD $12.95BooksBy Divine DesignIf you are philosophically minded, this bookwill appeal to you. It addresses <strong>the</strong> question,“Why, God, did you let this happen?”85-pg. Book $7.958-23 copies each $5.97, a 25% discount24+ copies each $4.77, a 40% discountNEW! 1 MP3 $12.95Eight KingdomsUnderstand <strong>the</strong> Bible by discovering <strong>the</strong>differences between <strong>the</strong> kingdom of God


and <strong>the</strong> kingdom of Heaven.Book $12.95,Box of 34 $265.00, a 40% discountGood and EvilA 320-page, award-winning graphic noveldepicting <strong>the</strong> Bible stories from Genesis toRevelation, written by Michael Pearl andfeaturing spectacular artwork by MarvelComic artist Danny Bulanadi.English Book $24.95Box of 26 $389.22, a 40% discountEl Bien y El Mal - Spanish Book - $24.95Box of 26 $389.22, a 40% discountChinese Book $24.95,Box of 26 $389.22, a 40% discountGerman Book $24.95Good and Evil Comic BooksOur popular book, Good and Evil, has beenprinted in one-chapter comic books. Kidswill beg you for <strong>the</strong> next chapter. 6 1 ⁄2" x 101⁄4" 28 pages each, soft cover, full color.English Parts 1-3 $2.99 each25+ copies $2.00 each, a 33% discount3-pack $5.99, a 33% discountSpanish Parts 1-5 $2.9925+ copies $2.00 each, a 33% discount5-pack $9.99, a 33% discountGood and Evil -Kids’ Coloring BooksBased on <strong>the</strong> popular Good and Evil book.Sold separately or in a 4-Book Set.Books 1-4, $2.00 each25+ copies each $1.50, a 25% discount4-Book Set $6.00, a 25% discountRepentanceWhen <strong>the</strong> Bible warns a sinner torepent, what is <strong>the</strong> nature of that repentance?Michael Pearl examines all 112 uses of“repent.”44-pg. Book $4.5012+ copies ea. $3.15, a 30% discountRevelation Poster & HandbookThis poster is a print of an original paintingdone by Michael Pearl which shows <strong>the</strong>events of Revelation in chronological order.It is 40"x 19" on heavy, glossy paper. Thehandbook which accompanies it is filled withOld Testament references and commentaryto <strong>the</strong> events in Revelation.Poster $12.95Romans ch. 1-8 CommentaryThis popular commentary is a carefulword-for-word examination of <strong>the</strong> mostimportant book in <strong>the</strong> Bible, addressing<strong>the</strong> hard <strong>the</strong>ological issues that have been<strong>the</strong> foundation of <strong>the</strong> Christian faith downthrough <strong>the</strong> centuries. 222-pg. Book $8.95Booklets1 John 1:9 <strong>the</strong> ProtestantConfessionalMust a Christian confess his sins in order tobe forgiven? <strong>No</strong>t on your eternal life.23-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachBaptism in Jesus’ NameIs water baptism made valid by <strong>the</strong> preacheruttering <strong>the</strong> words “in Jesus’ name”?17-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachIn Defense of Biblical ChastisementMichael brings clear understanding backinto <strong>the</strong> confusing and often misunderstoodsubject of corporal chastisement.29-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachJustification and <strong>the</strong> Bookof JamesJames clearly teaches that works justify aman while Paul teaches that a man is notjustified by works. Are <strong>the</strong>y contradictingeach o<strong>the</strong>r?26-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachLearning From <strong>the</strong> A<strong>the</strong>istsMike tackles <strong>the</strong> arguments for <strong>the</strong> faith bytaking <strong>the</strong> a<strong>the</strong>ists’ own logic to prove JesusChrist is God.32-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachPornography, Road to HellMichael addresses <strong>the</strong> deadly scourgeof pornography head-on. He shows howrepentance toward God and <strong>the</strong> power of<strong>the</strong> gospel of Jesus Christ can break <strong>the</strong>bondage of this wicked perversion.12-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachSpanish Pornography Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 37


The Gap FactThe Bible clearly declares that <strong>the</strong> Ear<strong>the</strong>xisted before <strong>the</strong> six-day creation. Don’tlet well-meaning creation scientists cloudthis Biblical truth for you. Study it foryourself. 30-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachTo Betroth or <strong>No</strong>t to BetrothThe dangers of <strong>the</strong> betrothal system areexposed with <strong>the</strong> light of biblical truth,bringing objectivity back to an oftenmisunderstoodsubject.28-pg. Booklet $1.5025 or more booklets $1.00 eachO<strong>the</strong>r Books by PearlsRebekah’s DiaryRebekah Pearl (now Rebekah Anast),daughter of Michael and Debi Pearl, tells<strong>the</strong> awesome story of God’s guidance andprotection as she, a 22-year-old girl, allalone where no white person had ever been,adapted to a primitive culture.106-pg. Book $7.958-23 copies ea. $5.97, a 25% discount24+ copies ea. $4.77, a 40% discountThe VisionWhat do you get when Islamic terroristsand White Supremacists go up against asmall group of Bible believers in <strong>the</strong> hillsof East Tennessee? Get your hands on acopy of this intensely exciting, informativenovel!338-pg. Book $14.95Books by O<strong>the</strong>r AuthorsFive Points of CalvinismGeorge BrysonEach of <strong>the</strong> much-touted five points ofCalvinism is carefully compared with <strong>the</strong>clear teaching of God’s holy and infallibleWord, providing both serious Scripturalchallenge and correction to <strong>the</strong> extremes ofCalvinism.125-pg. Book $5.95NEW! In Awe of Thy WordDr. Gail RiplingerThis book is <strong>the</strong> first and only documentedhistory of <strong>the</strong> words of <strong>the</strong> Holy Bible.Michael says, “It’s <strong>the</strong> best book written on<strong>the</strong> subject” and a “must have” for anyoneserious about learning <strong>the</strong> history of <strong>the</strong>Bible. 1200 page Hardback $29.9538 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936The 2006 Geneva Bible –The Trojan HorseDr. Samuel GippThis is Dr. Gipp’s answer to <strong>the</strong> all<strong>the</strong> hoopla surrounding <strong>the</strong> “Geneva” Bible.104-pg. Book $5.95The Answer BookDr. Samuel GippContains answers to 62 often-askedquestions concerning Bible translationissues and <strong>the</strong> preservation of <strong>the</strong> Bible in<strong>the</strong> Authorized Version. It is scrupulouslyresearched and beautifully written—apleasure to read.165-pg. Book $6.95Why <strong>the</strong> King James Bibleis <strong>the</strong> Perfect Word of GodGary MillerToday, hundreds of books call <strong>the</strong>mselvesBibles. In this book you will see why <strong>the</strong>ycannot all be <strong>the</strong> words of God and why only<strong>the</strong> 1611 KJV is God’s perfectly preservedWord in English.48-pg. Book $3.99Hazardous MaterialsDr. Gail RiplingerMichael Pearl says, “By <strong>the</strong> time I finishedreading <strong>the</strong> 45-page introduction to this1200-page book I knew <strong>the</strong> final definitivework had been written on <strong>the</strong> issue of Bibletranslations.”1214-pg. Book $29.95King James, His Bible, and ItsTranslatorsLawrence M. VanceThis collection of essays on <strong>the</strong> subjects ofKing James, his Bible, and its translators is<strong>the</strong> result of painstaking, original research,with an emphasis on primary resources.Book $8.95New Age Bible VersionsDr. Gail RiplingerThis book is <strong>the</strong> result of an exhaustivesix-year collation of new Bible versions,<strong>the</strong>ir underlying Greek manuscripts, editionsand editors. It objectively and methodicallydocuments <strong>the</strong> hidden alliance between newversions and <strong>the</strong> New Age Movement’s OneWorld Religion.700-pg. Book $16.95


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