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From <strong>the</strong> MailboxNO GREATER JOYMarch 72011Once again, we are so blessed by your ministry!In fact, our family paints houses toge<strong>the</strong>rand we have completed many books of <strong>the</strong> Bibleby listening to Michael’s MP3s while painting!Oh, <strong>the</strong> questions we get to answer and <strong>the</strong> joysof learning(and relearning) <strong>the</strong> Bible with ourchildren! Since completing several books, myhusband has been inspired to create short filmsSee page 34 based on <strong>the</strong> messages found in Romans. Weare so excited about this venture and would sincerelyappreciate your prayers for this endeavor! Also, I teach once a weekat a homeschool group and plan on teaching Preparing To Be A Help Meetin <strong>the</strong> fall! God has been so good to us! We are so blessed to have foundHis grace, after many years of being in <strong>the</strong> ministry. We pray for yourministry and thank God for you!Just this week my husband and youngestson led two men to Christ at a homeless shelter,my oldest son exchanged your magazine for aJehovah’s Witness(of course <strong>the</strong> JW’s magazinewent into <strong>the</strong> trash)and he has <strong>the</strong> truth in hishands now! I have given away my last copy ofCreated and need to order more, plus God hasopened so many doors for us to share <strong>the</strong> gospelthat we need <strong>the</strong> tracts to have on hand!! God isso good! - M. Finch, KYMP3 NOWAVAILABLE!See page 30Our granddaughter colored a picture for <strong>the</strong>art contest. She is 11. Thanks for writing <strong>the</strong> Yell andTell books. I read <strong>the</strong>m to our two grandchildren.I had a bad experience with a neighborboy when I was young. I tried so hard tobe careful with my own children but ithappened anyway. They didn’t know to yell and tell.By God’s help and your books we can do better withteaching our grandchildren to be safe. My grandchildrenwill KNOW when something is bad even if it isan adult <strong>the</strong>y would normally trust. – A Readerwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 5


Yes! I Am <strong>No</strong>rmalBy Shoshanna EaslingThis is Shoshanna here, <strong>the</strong> youngest of <strong>the</strong> five Pearl kids. My husbandJames and I own The Bulk Herb Store. Lately we have gotten a lot of e-mailsfrom our customers who have begun to figure out that I am indeed one of <strong>the</strong>Pearl kids. Most think it’s great, but several really hate <strong>the</strong> fact that a grown upPearl kid might actually love God and be healthy, wealthy, and wise.First email:Hi, I have been to your BulkHerbStore web site and I have to tell you it isAwesome!! I was wondering if you are related to The Pearls....I love Mrs. Debi’sHelp Meet book and my hubby has all kinds of CDs from Bro. Pearl. Excuse myboldness if you are not this girl. You still are doing wonders with <strong>the</strong> life God hasgiven to you. ~ Missionaries to Italy, Kerri Spicer6 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Second email:Shoshanna,Is your mom <strong>the</strong> same Debi Pearl of <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>? If so, I mustconfess to being a little floored by <strong>the</strong> type of person you are! So spunky, confidentand even a great dresser! These are not <strong>the</strong> traits of a young lady that comesfrom a home that is supposedly harsh, restrictive, and legalistic (according to<strong>the</strong> negative reviews)! I imagined all of <strong>the</strong> Pearl girls to be awkward and shy. Itwould do me good to know if you are <strong>the</strong>ir daughter! ~ MichelleThird email:Shoshanna, Is it true your parents are <strong>the</strong> same people that wrote <strong>the</strong> book ToTrain Up a Child? You seem so nice and normal, and yet after reading a short partof that book I was vomiting! How can anyone with a conscience behave like suchmonsters? They are akin to <strong>the</strong> lowest of low and in my opinion need to be shot. Ifeel sorry for you and pray you don’t raise your child in <strong>the</strong> same manner! ~ JaneIIt’s true. I am Mike and DebiPearl’s youngest daughter. My nameis Shoshanna Rashell (Pearl) Easlingand I am writing this to set <strong>the</strong> recordstraight. Over <strong>the</strong> years many peoplehave commented on how surprised<strong>the</strong>y were at how “normal” my siblingsand I are. This makes me laugh!Some people think because wegrew up with parents who spanked uswhen we misbehaved that we shouldbe emotionally scarred, sociallycrippled, broken spirited, withdrawn,and so on. Boy, are <strong>the</strong>y wrong! Me,broken spirited? HA! <strong>No</strong> one that hasever known me would think such athing. Our parents raised us to be spirited,creative, confident, successful,and funny. To top it off, I am a gogetterkind of gal (check out Mom’sPreparing book). My parents did notraise any spiritual clones! And none ofus ever went through a time of rebellionagainst God or our parents.I am 27 years old and married toa wonderful man, James. Everywherewe go heads turn to check him out.Yes, he is handsome, but what catchespeople’s attention is <strong>the</strong> giggling babygirl in his arms, our five-year-old littlerascal of a boy smiling mischievouslywhile holding his daddy’s hand, andhis glowing wife who obviously thinkshe is super. We are blessed, and Godis so good! I could go on and on aboutmy amazing husband and my awesomelife, but that is ano<strong>the</strong>r article. Iwant to tell you how life was growingup in <strong>the</strong> Pearl house.I felt like a rich princess raisedon sunshine and love.When I was a girl in pigtails,my mo<strong>the</strong>r taught me how to makebiscuits. My dad trained me how tokeep my stray hair out of <strong>the</strong> biscuits. Iwill never forget <strong>the</strong> day at <strong>the</strong> dinnertable when Dad pulled a two-foot-longhair (three-quarters swallowed) out ofhis mouth. We laughed, gagged withhim, and got a good story that day. Weworked hard and played even harder.Most of my memories are at <strong>the</strong> creekswimming, lying in <strong>the</strong> sun, swingingoff <strong>the</strong> rope, riding my horse, andbuilding clubhouses.I was well-trained, so I did notget many spankings, but I was a wildchild, and <strong>the</strong>re were times that Ineeded one. I remember that spankingswere like, “what goes up, mustcome down.” If you are bad, you getspanked. <strong>No</strong> emotional drama, no anger,no loud voices; none of that stuffwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 7


ever occurred in our house. I remembera few times as a child falling downand scraping my knees. I would goshow it to Dad for some sympathy. Iwould always get <strong>the</strong> most from him,because every time he saw one of usReinforcements ComingThere is a mighty armyBeing trained to stand and fight.A Battlefield of soldiersLearning what is right.A Company of warriorsThat will boldly take <strong>the</strong> WordTo every tribe and nationTil every soul has heard.There is a mighty army,I’ve seen <strong>the</strong>m everywhere.Most are wearing diapersAnd dragging Teddy Bears.Infants in <strong>the</strong> trainingDrilled in right and wrong.Mom and Dad are makingSoldiers brave and strong.There is a mighty armyTrained in righteous war.Cheer <strong>the</strong>m on to victory,Children of <strong>the</strong> Lord!By Rebekah Pearl, 4-11-96Resourceshurt, he would look like he smashedhis own thumb. He has always been atender teddy bear.When I was 13, I was over helpinga young couple by babysitting <strong>the</strong>irkids while <strong>the</strong>y were working on aproject. The couple got into a verbalfight and raised <strong>the</strong>ir voices. I wasblown away. I had no idea couplesfought. My dad and mom never raised<strong>the</strong>ir voices at each o<strong>the</strong>r or at us. Ilook back at my life in <strong>the</strong> Pearl houseand I thank God I grew up <strong>the</strong>re. I amso blessed to have such amazing parents.The more people I meet, <strong>the</strong> moreI get to know, <strong>the</strong> more I realize howincredible my childhood was.We never had any money growingup. Many would call us dirt poor.Rightly so! Oh, but if <strong>the</strong>y knew, I feltlike a rich princess raised on sunshineand love. My parents gave me lifeand showed me how to live it well.They gave me <strong>the</strong> tools I needed to besuccessful in love. They gave me <strong>the</strong>confidence that I could do anything,and when I got married <strong>the</strong>y supportedmy life as a married woman. I could notask for better parents! I got <strong>the</strong> best.So, am I normal? I am me. I amdifferent. I am happy. I love and respectmy husband. I love and enjoy trainingmy children just like I was loved andtrained by my mom and dad. Creativityfills my life as I work with herbs, maketraining DVDs, and write.AND, thankfully, God isstill working on me.Visit me at:BulkHerbStore.com<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong>Volumes 1,2 & 3 books.To order see page 30.8 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


This Letter Made My Day! - MikeI Knew That I KnewDear Michael,I have been reading or listening toyou since about 1995. I have listenedto all of your material--some morethan once. Last month, I skied down amountain in Utah listening to you teach<strong>the</strong> book of Revelation. I travel in mywork so I have a lot of time to listen.I grew up in a Church of Christand believed a lot of false doctrineuntil I was 26. I knew I was missingsomething, so I began my journey ofsearching. I knew God could save me,yet I knew I was not saved. I read andlistened to so many different people. Iread my Bible. I searched. I knocked.I would not give up. I listened to yourteachings on Romans, Galatians, andMat<strong>the</strong>w, but I just could not get savedto save my life.On Sunday, January 23, 2011, Ipicked up your Repentance book andstarted reading it. I had purchased ityears ago but had never read it. AsI read, I really started soaking it in.I could tell something was buildinginside me. Each page was like a cliffhanger. I had to turn <strong>the</strong> next page tosee what would happen next. I finallyunderstood this lifelong mystery. I wasin a weird state of mind, but a goodone. I went to sleep that night not havingfinished reading <strong>the</strong> book. I justEach page was likea cliff hanger. I had to turn<strong>the</strong> next page to see whatwould happen next.wanted to savor what I had learned. Iwoke up <strong>the</strong> next morning and beganreading it again. With each page Iturned, I could sense that I was nearing<strong>the</strong> end of my “dead man” journeyand was about to begin my “new man”journey. Finally, I turned to <strong>the</strong> lastpage and read it. I closed my eyes andI knew that I knew.- Waynewww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 9


DM“Mama, why are yougrouchy?” <strong>the</strong> little boy askedhis mama.She answered, “Oh,I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to begrouchy. Will you pray forHappy MamaBy Shalom BrandMama to be happy and have wisdomand patience? Mama needs yourprayer just like <strong>the</strong> missionaries thatwe pray for every night. I would beso happy if you prayed for me.”Sammy looked surprised as helistened to Mama. “Did you know<strong>the</strong> Bible says that every little childhas an angel that is in heaven lookingat God’s face? So when you ask Godto help your mama, do you thinkyour angel will say, ‘Hey God, mylittle boy needs help for his mama;will you do that for him please?’”The little boy looked at hismama and said, “I want to pray foryou right now,” and he did. Anddo you know what? He has a happymama again.___ and it shall be given you; ____ and yeshall find; _____, and it shall be opened untoyou: For _____ ___ that asketh _________;and he that seeketh _______; and to himthat knocketh it shall be ______.Name:_________________________________Write YOUR Name!10 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Art Contest!1 stMarch-April contest winners!2 nd 3 rdSECOND PLACEHannah Wilson,Age 5Salida, COFIRST PLACEVeronica Handelaki,Age 8, Springfield, MATHIRD PLACEEmily Struxness,Age 9View all art at YellandTellbooks.com/contest!See page 32 for May-June contest rulesGreen Eggs & Hamo 6 Boiled Eggso Ham, Bacon or Pepperoni sliceso 1 Mashed Avocadoo 1 Tablespoon MayonaisePeel <strong>the</strong> eggs, cut <strong>the</strong>m in half, mash <strong>the</strong> yolk withavocado, mix with mayonaise, salt and pepper.Top with ham slices. Be creative! Yum!www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 11


The Job of a LifetimeBy Nathan PearlIt is not about you or your abilities.It is about your willingness.Did you know that God gaveeach believer a life-long job? That’sright! Christ said in Mark 16:15,“And he said unto <strong>the</strong>m, Go ye intoall <strong>the</strong> world, and preach <strong>the</strong> gospelto every creature.”We have a mission. Male orfemale, child or grandparent, YOUhave a mission.What are you going to do about it?God tells us <strong>the</strong> story of a lifelongjob he had for a man namedMoses: being a leader to millionsof people.One day Moses was walking ona hill with his fa<strong>the</strong>r-in-law’s sheepwhen he saw a burning bush thatjust kept burning. This was curious.Moses stopped to take a look, andsuddenly <strong>the</strong> voice of God came outof <strong>the</strong> bush and told Moses that it wasGod speaking to him, so he needed totake his shoes off and listen carefully.“I have surely seen <strong>the</strong> afflictionof my people which are in Egypt,and have heard <strong>the</strong>ir cry by reasonof <strong>the</strong>ir taskmasters; for I know <strong>the</strong>irsorrows; And I am come down todeliver <strong>the</strong>m out of <strong>the</strong> hand of <strong>the</strong>Egyptians, Come now <strong>the</strong>refore, andI will send <strong>the</strong>e unto Pharaoh, thatthou mayest bring forth my people<strong>the</strong> children of Israel out of Egypt.”Even though this was <strong>the</strong> voiceof God speaking to him through abush, <strong>the</strong> only thing Moses couldsay was, “I can’t do that! I stutter; Ican’t be a speaker. You must have <strong>the</strong>wrong guy.”Three different times God spoketo Moses of his lifetime job, and eachtime Moses had an excuse for whyhe was not <strong>the</strong> right choice. FinallyMoses accepted his mission and didall <strong>the</strong> LORD told him to do.God needed a man who had aheart to love and honor him. Heneeded a man who would turn to Godin prayer, asking what he should do.Moses could use o<strong>the</strong>rs to help him,but <strong>the</strong> leadership of Israel needed tobe from a man who would seek God’sface.Fast forward thousands of yearsto <strong>the</strong> time when Jesus was giving allthose who love him his final instructions:“Thus it is written, and thus itbehoved Christ to suffer, and to risefrom <strong>the</strong> dead <strong>the</strong> third day: Andthat repentance and remission ofsins should be preached in his nameamong all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”(Luke 24:46-47).Jesus has given all of us lifetimejobs.Jesus, <strong>the</strong> beloved Son of God,suffered <strong>the</strong> indignity of death toredeem us. Then he gave us our jobof a lifetime, “TELL everyone aboutJesus.”It is not about your abilities. It isabout your willingness.12 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Excellent Resources ForYoung MenDVDDVDTempered Steelwith Joshua SteeleJoshua Steele, as a young teenager, dedicated hislife to serving God and has followed his calling with<strong>the</strong> force of tempered steel. He now lives in Ukrainewith his wife and children conducting an ever expandingministry. He came to <strong>the</strong> Church at Cane Creek andaddressed <strong>the</strong> young men on <strong>the</strong> subject of moral purityand preparation to serve God.50 Questions50 Answerswith Michael PearlA Bible student and teacher for 50 years, MichaelPearl answers Bible questions from <strong>the</strong> public, unscriptedand spontaneous. Over a period of 18 months,Jared follows Mike around <strong>the</strong> farm with his camera,interrupting him as he plows <strong>the</strong> garden, builds a house,cleans a 40 pound fish, throws knives, paints a picture,or whatever he is doing at <strong>the</strong> time. Varied questionsand answers in a changing context make this seriesmost captivating.Live Webcastwith Nathan PearlTune in Sundays at 6 p.m. CSTGa<strong>the</strong>r around <strong>the</strong> Word of Godwith <strong>the</strong> purpose of challengingeach o<strong>the</strong>r to study, learn andgrow in <strong>the</strong> word of truth.Contendforyourfaith.comwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 13


Mexico MissionsA Letter From <strong>the</strong> Richardson FamilyMike Richardson is <strong>the</strong> fa<strong>the</strong>r often children whose ages rangefrom 34 to 2. He has been a missionaryfor nearly eighteen years.He is also a pastor, a conferencespeaker, an author, publishes <strong>the</strong>Spanish homeschool magazineEl Hogar Educador, publishesbooks, CDs, DVDs in Spanish for<strong>the</strong> family, and organizes five regionaland national home schoolconferences in Mexico.IIn <strong>No</strong>vember I made a decision thatwould radically change my outlook,life, and ministry. I have witnessedheartbreak, fear, and terror, yet I havealso experienced a powerful God workingthough his people in <strong>the</strong> midst ofdire circumstances.In February <strong>the</strong> drug traffickersand gangs inundated four major citieswith violence—bombings, shootouts,blockades, looting, destruction, andkillings. The message was clear: we canisolate a city and its people wheneverand wherever we desire.Isolation, fear, uncertainty, and violenceare causing a significant changein <strong>the</strong> Mexican culture. In Mexico <strong>the</strong>family is very important. However,large family ga<strong>the</strong>rings are no longer<strong>the</strong> norm. Its citizens are no longer free.They are searching for answers. “Whathappens next?” “What happens afterthis life?”God is opening doors for me tomeet with mayors, city officials, and14 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


even soldiers at <strong>the</strong> heavily guardedcheckpoints. They are fighting, andin some cases dying, so that I can livein peace. Yet few are reaching out to<strong>the</strong>m—to equip <strong>the</strong>m for eternity.There was a time that I desiredto live to be a ripe old age. <strong>No</strong>w thatinward, unspoken fear of shortening mylife is gone. I can freely go forth andboldly proclaim <strong>the</strong> Word of God tothose in need. This realization has notonly impacted my preaching but hasalso changed how I am reaching o<strong>the</strong>rs.Many have heard about <strong>the</strong> Americanmissionary’s wife that was recentlymurdered in Mexico. Many have pitiedthis family and <strong>the</strong> sacrifice <strong>the</strong>y madefor <strong>the</strong> Gospel. Never pity a missionary—thosewho go to fulfill Christ’scommand to preach <strong>the</strong> Word. We arewhere <strong>the</strong> real action is—where Godis working in <strong>the</strong> hearts and lives ofmen. We are living where life and deathconverge; where sin and grace cometoge<strong>the</strong>r; where Heaven and Hell arein a fierce battle for <strong>the</strong> souls of men,where a living God is working his willin men’s lives.After writing <strong>the</strong> above paragraph,I was driving near Ciudad Mier; threemen forced me off <strong>the</strong> road and out ofmy truck.I had made a conscious decision tobe in a dangerous area. <strong>No</strong>w, with onlya few seconds to decide, what do I do?Stay and submit, or cut and run? Will Ilive or die? Will <strong>the</strong> church stand in <strong>the</strong>gap for my wife and kids?I stopped and exited <strong>the</strong> truck. Theyinterrogated me. Why I was <strong>the</strong>re? WhatI was carrying? They inspected my vehicle.I was not scared—perhaps anxiousor apprehensive.They released me. I could leave.When <strong>the</strong>y turned toward <strong>the</strong>ir car, Icalled out, “You have talked to me, nowI want to talk to you.” They turned andI began sharing <strong>the</strong> Gospel. The leaderasked if I was a Christian. Then headded, “My wife is a Christian.”As <strong>the</strong>y were leaving I told <strong>the</strong>mthat I had written a booklet especiallyfor people like <strong>the</strong>m but that I hadjust given out <strong>the</strong> last copy. So I said,“Please stop me again so that I can giveyou a copy.”They left.I went home and printed an additional5,000 copies of <strong>the</strong> booklet.I have always said that I would bewilling to give my life for <strong>the</strong> cause ofChrist. It is easy to SAY that. It is evenrelatively easy to go where <strong>the</strong>re isdanger, believing that God will protectyou. But it is a powerfully emotionalissue to actually go where <strong>the</strong> one whowent before you really did lay downhis life.Death alone will stop to my effort toreach Mexican families for Jesus.Some may say that my plans are toobig—that I am just one man. But if <strong>the</strong>Gospel is true, if <strong>the</strong>re is a heaven anda hell, if <strong>the</strong> eternal destination of menis on <strong>the</strong> line, <strong>the</strong>n my plans are not toobig, <strong>the</strong>y are too small.Read <strong>the</strong> full story at: www.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org/ministrypageWays You Can HelpPray: Pray fervently—pray passionately.Write or email: Missionaries need to know that <strong>the</strong>yare not standing alone.Make a Difference: Four hours after I was stopped, Ireceived an email saying, “I have been praying for you.”For more information contact Vida Nueva <strong>Ministries</strong> 1001 South 10th St.,Suite G-529, McAllen, TX 78501 USA, or vnm@hughes.netwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 15


Angry ChildrenBy Michael PearlWhat causes children to be angry, and how can parentsaddress this issue?We can best understand anger inchildren by understanding <strong>the</strong> sourceof our own anger. Children get angryfor <strong>the</strong> same reasons adults do. Thelittle ones do appear to have more ofa problem with anger than do adults,but only because <strong>the</strong> young ones havenot yet developed <strong>the</strong> self-serving artof covering <strong>the</strong>ir feelings and appearingproper to o<strong>the</strong>rs. Most of ushave too much pride to display ouranger publicly, so we express angerthrough punishing silences or quietbiting words. Innuendoes designed tomarginalize o<strong>the</strong>rs are <strong>the</strong> polishedart of anger. We try to castigate whilemaintaining <strong>the</strong> appearance of emotionalaloofness, <strong>the</strong> object being toprovoke <strong>the</strong> detested party to react inself-incriminating ways, openly confirmingour assessment of <strong>the</strong>ir faults.Anger has several roots, which wewill discuss in <strong>the</strong> future online, but<strong>the</strong> taproot of all anger is frustrationat failing to manage our environmentfor our own pleasure. I have seenno less than a thousand men expressanger at inanimate objects and cursethings that do not have ears because<strong>the</strong>y were frustrated in <strong>the</strong>ir efforts toaccomplish something with a “stubborn”tool.How many times have we observedtoddlers cry out in anger at<strong>the</strong>ir failure to manipulate an objectto <strong>the</strong>ir satisfaction? A ten-year-old16 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


slams a ball glove on <strong>the</strong> ground afterfailing to catch <strong>the</strong> ball. Or he yells inanger, “That stupid old bicycle won’twork right.”And <strong>the</strong>re is <strong>the</strong> anger directed ato<strong>the</strong>rs when a child fails to manageo<strong>the</strong>rs to his own pleasure. A childexplodes, “But you promised youwould take me to <strong>the</strong> ball game today.”A ten-year-old girl angrily cries,“Somebody has been in my room andtouched my stuff.” A fifteen-year-oldgirl whines in anger, “Why can’t Ihave a cell phone; all my friends do!”And ultimately, <strong>the</strong> words we neverwant to hear, “I just hate you; whydid I have to have parents like you?”What is wrong with her parents? Theyhave frustrated her efforts to “expressherself,” to experience life as shethinks best.Anger is <strong>the</strong> bulldozer of <strong>the</strong>frustrated soul. If an angry man werehonest, you would hear him say, “Getout of my way; you are preventingme from realizing immediate gratification.”Angry drivers are a primeexample of <strong>the</strong> fruit of frustration.Anger runs even deeper. It becomesan IED —improvised explosivedevice. “You have hurt me; Iwill hurt you back in <strong>the</strong> only waythat is available to me.” “I will shoutat you as my enemy, and you willsee <strong>the</strong> murder in my heart and beafraid. You will back down and giveme my way, for ‘I am <strong>the</strong> master ofmy fate and captain of my soul.’” Beit a skinhead in prison or <strong>the</strong> twoyear-oldson of a stable family, angeremanates from <strong>the</strong> human race likeodor from a skunk.When you see anger in yourchildren, you are seeing <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ologyof depravity up close in all of itspervading ugliness. But children donot inherit Adam’s anger. There is noneed, for <strong>the</strong>y are quite capable ofinventing it in a vacuum.Some are more angry than o<strong>the</strong>rs.Children range from very angry tohardly angry at all. Some childrenspend <strong>the</strong>ir early years in calm congeniality,and <strong>the</strong>n all of a sudden turnangry. O<strong>the</strong>rs express lots of anger in<strong>the</strong>ir early years from birth to three orfour years old, and <strong>the</strong>n calm downand become peaceful and passive.What is going on that creates <strong>the</strong>sevariables? Can we as parents control<strong>the</strong> process, thwart <strong>the</strong> growth ofAnger is <strong>the</strong> bulldozer of <strong>the</strong>frustrated soul.anger, and instill a godly self-controland forgiveness in our children? Theanswer is a resounding “Yes.”As a parent you must anticipate<strong>the</strong> needs of your children and be proactivein equipping <strong>the</strong>m to face life’schallenges with <strong>the</strong> kind of characterit takes to endure with grace <strong>the</strong>potential frustrations of everyday life.How? First by example. If you bypassthis one, nothing else will work. Ifyou have occasional angry outbursts,your children will catch it like <strong>the</strong> flu.It does no good to say you are sorry,o<strong>the</strong>r than <strong>the</strong>y may learn to apologizeafter each of <strong>the</strong>ir own outbursts.You have not dealt with <strong>the</strong> anger;you have just made <strong>the</strong> point that itneeds to be followed with an apology.More is caught than taught.Assuming you are setting aproper example, <strong>the</strong> next step is to notleave your child in a social vacuumwhere she must face her frustrationsunguided. For example, I saw a smallchild cry out in anger because shecouldn’t put her coat on properly. Shewas frustrated. If you simply spankher for her anger or rebuke her, youwill only increase <strong>the</strong> frustration andit will soon develop into a habit of angryimpatience. You can prevent thiswww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 17


(Teach your child) that <strong>the</strong>things that frustrate us can beconquered with patience andpersistence.inclination by patiently training herin <strong>the</strong> art of putting on a coat. Whenyou see <strong>the</strong> anger, slow down in yourhurry to get out <strong>the</strong> door and showher that you are going to patiently be<strong>the</strong>re while she finds <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r sleeve.If she is capable of this contortionist’sfeat but overly anxious and impatientwith herself, show her step by stephow it is to be done, and smile all <strong>the</strong>while. You are teaching her that <strong>the</strong>things that frustrate us can be conqueredwith patience and persistence.In <strong>the</strong> child’s mind, this translates intoa principle that will apply in <strong>the</strong> faceof any frustration.If a ten-year-old is angry at hisbicycle because it won’t work right,take time to show him how to make itwork properly. Get out <strong>the</strong> tools andmake adjustments, or teach him howto adjust his riding technique, as <strong>the</strong>need may be.Some anger is justified, but it isa slippery slope. I recently observedone of my grandkids sitting in front ofan easel, studiously painting a picture.At three years old she is very seriousabout her artwork and quite patientwith <strong>the</strong> process. But she burst out inanger when a visiting kid deliberatelyand physically halted her painting.I could see that she just wanted tobe left alone so she could paint. Heranger was understandable but unacceptable.<strong>No</strong>w her mo<strong>the</strong>r could haverebuked her for being angry, but thatwould have introduced ano<strong>the</strong>r elementthat would have broadened heranger to include her mo<strong>the</strong>r and <strong>the</strong>cruel, insensitive world in general.The budding artist was not tryingto enforce her will upon o<strong>the</strong>rs ormanipulate o<strong>the</strong>rs to her pleasure.She had created an environment thatshe wanted to maintain, and o<strong>the</strong>rshad trespassed. What she neededwas what we all need when someonecomes onto our property and abusesour possessions—<strong>the</strong> law, an enforcer.A society becomes angry, giving wayto revolution when <strong>the</strong> law no longerprotects it and it feels <strong>the</strong>re is no o<strong>the</strong>rrecourse to achieve justice. It is drivenmad with <strong>the</strong> frustration of injustice.Some anger is justified, but itis a slippery slope.So, seeing <strong>the</strong> event unfold, I saidto my busy daughter who didn’t seewhat took place, “They are disturbingher painting; <strong>the</strong>y should play someplaceelse and leave her alone.” Thethree-year-old had already returned toher canvas and was deep in concentration,working tediously.Anger is a natural human emotionand not necessarily evil in itself. Theapostle Paul said, “Be ye angry, andsin not: let not <strong>the</strong> sun go down uponyour wrath” (Ephesians 4:26). Justifiedanger should fade quickly with<strong>the</strong> removal of <strong>the</strong> provocation. Donot entertain <strong>the</strong> grievance overnight.If <strong>the</strong> anger lingers until nightfall it isno longer a natural reaction to injustice;it is simmering wrath.Did you know that Jesus wasangry? Read Mark 3:1-6. When Jesuswas confronted with <strong>the</strong> blind manon <strong>the</strong> Sabbath, he saw <strong>the</strong> religiousleaders watching him “whe<strong>the</strong>r hewould heal him on <strong>the</strong> sabbath day;that <strong>the</strong>y might accuse him” Jesus“looked round about on <strong>the</strong>m withanger, being grieved for <strong>the</strong> hardnessof <strong>the</strong>ir hearts, he saith unto <strong>the</strong>man, Stretch forth thine hand. Andhe stretched it out: and his hand wasrestored whole as <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r.” His frus-18 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


Suggested ReadingArticles at www.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org:• Handling Sibling Aggression• Emotional Squeeze• Family Productions• Emotional Manipulators• Learning to ShareAlso see: Jumping Ship - Booktration at <strong>the</strong>ir resistance and unbeliefturned to an act of healing ra<strong>the</strong>r thanaggressive words or actions. Angeris a motivator, but in <strong>the</strong> heart of aself-indulgent sinner it can lead tosinful pride and retaliation. Whenanger becomes a habit, taking on <strong>the</strong>characteristics of a temperament, ithas become a black art of <strong>the</strong> Devil.That is what we want to prevent inour children.The three-year-old’s anger at beingthwarted in her private efforts topaint was natural, but if <strong>the</strong> injusticewere allowed to continue her festeringanger would become an ugly charactertrait. At this point a wise parent willstep in and control <strong>the</strong> circumstances,as did my daughter. She told <strong>the</strong> fiveo<strong>the</strong>r children that <strong>the</strong>y should playsomewhere else and leave Laila to herpainting. This three-year-old will appreciateliving in a society controlledby <strong>the</strong> rule of law where individualrights are respected. Her spirit will bequieted by <strong>the</strong> justice that is enforced,and she will “not let <strong>the</strong> sun go down”on her wrath.However, if Mo<strong>the</strong>r had left<strong>the</strong> children to <strong>the</strong>mselves, anarchywould have ensued. Laila would havelost it and fought to gain control ofher environment. If she prevailed,it would have confirmed to her <strong>the</strong>power of anger and aggression. Ifshe had failed and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r childrenprevailed to stymie her art work,she would have grown even moreangry and hostile, acting in retaliation,maybe even striking <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rAnger is a natural humanemotion and not necessarilyevil in itself.kids or screaming insults. All that isunholy would break loose, and Lailawould have looked like <strong>the</strong> “bad girl”while <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rs just stood aroundinnocently grinning, leaving Laila tobe rebuked and spanked for her outof-controlanger. If this situation hadbeen allowed to reach this point, <strong>the</strong>rewould have been no way to untangle<strong>the</strong> knots of anger that would haveformed in her little soul. <strong>No</strong> amountof spanking would have rooted out herfeelings of injustice. A parent cannotwait until a volcano blows <strong>the</strong> side of<strong>the</strong> mountain out and <strong>the</strong>n try to put<strong>the</strong> lava back in <strong>the</strong> hole.Just last week I attended mygrandson Lai<strong>the</strong>’s third birthday party.www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 19


The house was full of cousins andfriends. One of <strong>the</strong> games was pin<strong>the</strong> tail on <strong>the</strong> donkey, played whileblindfolded of course. Lai<strong>the</strong> was <strong>the</strong>first to give it a try. When he pulled<strong>the</strong> blindfold off and found that <strong>the</strong>tail was hanging in <strong>the</strong> air a long wayfrom <strong>the</strong> donkey, he rushed over tocorrect his mistake. He is a perfectionistand likes everything in order. Thattail hanging in <strong>the</strong> air was totally outChildren need to be taught <strong>the</strong>rules and trained to navigate <strong>the</strong>court and disciplined in mindand body before <strong>the</strong>y are exposedto <strong>the</strong> challenges of <strong>the</strong> game.of order. When he tried to repin it, weall laughed, and his mo<strong>the</strong>r placedit back were he had placed it whileblindfolded. He said no and struggledto get hold of it so he could give <strong>the</strong>poor donkey his tail. When his mo<strong>the</strong>rlaughingly resisted, trying to explainthat <strong>the</strong>re was a prize for <strong>the</strong> one whogot closest, he just fell on <strong>the</strong> floorand wept his frustration and anger. Hismo<strong>the</strong>r was wise and let him return <strong>the</strong>severed tail to <strong>the</strong> humiliated donkey.Most of <strong>the</strong> kids were older than heand understood <strong>the</strong> need to change <strong>the</strong>rules to accommodate hisperspective.To have resisted himhere and spanked himfor his crying wouldnot have appeared justto his little mind andwould have left him withbudding seeds of distrustand anger. Spankings arereserved for rebellion and meanness.Spankings are for evil hearts andindifferent spirits, to get <strong>the</strong>ir attentionand cause <strong>the</strong>m to respect <strong>the</strong> lawgiver.A child should know he deservesa spanking before you give him one,o<strong>the</strong>rwise it creates anger.“Fa<strong>the</strong>rs, provoke not yourchildren to anger, lest <strong>the</strong>y be discouraged”(Colossians 3:21).The time to inoculate your childrenagainst <strong>the</strong> human tendency toimpatient anger is when <strong>the</strong>y are sixmonths old and four years old. Thinkabout life as playing a team sport. Ifyou throw someone into a basketballgame who doesn’t know <strong>the</strong> rules andhand him <strong>the</strong> ball, telling him it is his,he be will shocked when someoneruns up and takes it out of his hands.When he moves toward <strong>the</strong> goal,he will be shocked that <strong>the</strong> refereetakes it away from him on a charge of“traveling.” When he tries to throw<strong>the</strong> ball through <strong>the</strong> basket, peoplejump up and grab it before it can goin. What a frustrating game! Get usedto it. That’s life.Here is <strong>the</strong> key, a principle youmust understand and apply: Childrenneed to be taught <strong>the</strong> rules and trainedto navigate <strong>the</strong> court and disciplinedin mind and body before <strong>the</strong>y areexposed to <strong>the</strong> challenges of <strong>the</strong> game.Never allow your young children, evenas young as six months, to becomeunconquerably frustrated with <strong>the</strong> balland <strong>the</strong> court of life. If you instill com-20 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


petence and confidence in young children,<strong>the</strong>y will accept <strong>the</strong> difficultiesas an opportunity to show <strong>the</strong>ir mettlera<strong>the</strong>r than as an obstacle to <strong>the</strong>ir success.When a child wants to please andimpress o<strong>the</strong>rs and is unable to performproperly, he will get angry. The angermay look like anger or it may look likePeople who are succeedingdon’t get angry.self-loathing, but <strong>the</strong>y are <strong>the</strong> same.Aggression against o<strong>the</strong>rs is obviousanger. Aggression against self can bequiet and inward. You are <strong>the</strong> cure. Donot fail to train a child to do all that liferequires so he feels good about himselfand his abilities. Show approval of himas a person so that he doesn’t becomeanxious to perform at a level that willearn approval. Provide an example thatcommunicates that it is all right to experiencetemporary setbacks, for <strong>the</strong>yjust make <strong>the</strong> victory sweeter.Teach your children to be competentin many areas. This begins withmanipulating blocks of wood, assemblingthings, stacking cardboard boxesand cutting doors and windows. Itcontinues with teaching <strong>the</strong>m to dress<strong>the</strong>mselves, cook, clean <strong>the</strong> house,and eventually do outside chores,and it graduates into skills that mostmen do not possess, such as repairingautomobiles, tuning pianos, programmingcomputers, music, art, science,entrepreneurship, and <strong>the</strong> possibilitiesare endless. People who are succeedingdon’t get angry. It is <strong>the</strong> hungryand hopeless peasants who stay angryand eventually revolt, assuaging <strong>the</strong>irfrustrations with a guillotine.If you order your home in a waythat clearly communicates to yourchildren that <strong>the</strong>re is justice andmercy in <strong>the</strong> world, that <strong>the</strong>ir rightsand dignity are protected by <strong>the</strong> ruleof law, you will eliminate <strong>the</strong> angerthat springs from <strong>the</strong> frustration ofsocietal injustice.There are additional reasons foranger beyond frustration with one’s inabilityto control <strong>the</strong> environment and<strong>the</strong> actions of o<strong>the</strong>rs. We will discuss<strong>the</strong>m on our web site and will email<strong>the</strong> remainder of <strong>the</strong> article to those ofyou who are signed up to receive ourweekly email notifications. If you donot have access to a computer, go toyour local library and you can print <strong>the</strong>rest of <strong>the</strong> article on anger. sBird’s Eye ViewIt’s interesting to view yourself from someone else’s perspective.When Talitha moved here she had lots of questions like, “Whydid you hire a lost artist to do Good and Evil?”We answered kinda’ shocked, “Danny is a wonderful believer.When he was saved he gave up his work which is how we got him.”“Oh,” she said, “you should tell people.”After about 100 similar discussions like that we decided she wasright.Bird’s Eye View is a short daily happening at NGJ. This monthwe had our wedding picture, an exciting story about a rabid raccoonthat appeared during web cast, and whatever else that happens here.A tiny calendar allows you to flip back to past Views. Every day is ahoot. See for yourself at www.nogreaterjoy.orgwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 21


missionsGo ye <strong>the</strong>refore,and teach allnations, 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 28:19T“The people that walked in darknesshave seen a great light: <strong>the</strong>ythat dwell in <strong>the</strong> land of <strong>the</strong> shadowof death, upon <strong>the</strong>m hath <strong>the</strong> lightshined.” Isaiah 9:2Greetings in Jesus’ name!We had a lot of fun building oursecond playground. It proved to be avery beneficial time working alongsidesome of our Hmong brethren. Italways feels good to work with one’shands, and <strong>the</strong> extra funds are quitewelcome as <strong>the</strong> U.S. dollar continuesto weaken overseas, inflation increases,and expenses for our growingfamily mount.Towards <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> job, mycrew were expressing how much <strong>the</strong>yenjoyed doing this kind of work andwere curious whe<strong>the</strong>r we will havemore jobs. I told <strong>the</strong>m that I didn’tknow, but that I hope we can. I alsostated that I was really enjoying thisjob, but that we had been working foralmost three weeks toge<strong>the</strong>r, and Icouldn’t remember preaching <strong>the</strong> gospelto a single person. (I know, I know.This is where I probably lose support.)All five of <strong>the</strong> guys kind of look downand answer, “Yeah”.“I bet ole’ Lee Seng has beenpreaching to a lot of folks,” I added.“Yes. <strong>No</strong> doubt,” <strong>the</strong>y all agreed.“Look guys,” I encouraged <strong>the</strong>m,“before we ask God for more playgroundsto build, let’s honor <strong>the</strong> Lordwith <strong>the</strong> first fruits of our increase,and let him see us being faithful with<strong>the</strong> money we make. We are makinggood money here in <strong>the</strong> capital citywhile our bro<strong>the</strong>r Lee Seng is havinga rough time up country trying tominister to folks.”“Yes Teacher. Good idea,” Theysaid with absolute gravity.Then I backed up a little andask, “Is it? Is this guy for real? Is hegenuine? Or is he pretending to serveGod just as a show?” The guys lookedshocked like <strong>the</strong>y didn’t understand<strong>the</strong> question, or that <strong>the</strong>y couldn’t believeI would ask such a question.Story continues at:www.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org/ministrypage22 For more letters, go to <strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org


The Gaudets Missionaries for Bible translationIn our morning prayer meeting, our staff prays for God to open doors inLibya, Bahrain, Pakistan and o<strong>the</strong>r nearby countries through <strong>the</strong> unrest thatis currently happening. As we work on translating Scripture and materials forevangelism and discipleship into many languages, we continually ask God howHe would use us to extend His purpose during <strong>the</strong>se tragedies.Pay attention to what <strong>the</strong> Lord is doing in <strong>the</strong> world and ask Him if Hewants you to be a part of His plan. Faithfully pray and you might be surprisedat <strong>the</strong> understanding you can gain of current events and of what God is doing in<strong>the</strong> world. Oftentimes through intercession we can affect great change. Pleasedo not think lightly of prayer. – For Souls Still Waiting, Tom GaudetThe Cofers Missionaries to MongoliaI am increasingly grateful for what God is doing and more encouragedthan ever over <strong>the</strong> potential impact of <strong>the</strong> printing ministry. Mongolians are atraditional, story telling people and most responsive to a narrative approach toevangelism and discipleship. NGJ’s history of Good and Evil is going into itssecond printing, and <strong>the</strong> first five volumes of <strong>the</strong> Bible Visuals InternationalSunday School Curriculum are now complete and being used on <strong>the</strong> field. Eachof <strong>the</strong> 78 volume series takes several weeks and $2,500 to translate, format andpublish <strong>the</strong> first 1000 copies. When you live in a country like <strong>the</strong> United Stateswhere <strong>the</strong>re is unlimited ministry supply, it is hard to imagine that <strong>the</strong>re is nothingelse like this here and how blessed we are to be able to get <strong>the</strong>se tools in <strong>the</strong>hands of nationals seeking to accomplish <strong>the</strong> Great Commission.Story continues at: www.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org/ministrypageUnusual and amazing things are happening around <strong>the</strong>world. Read what is happening atwww.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org/ministrypagewww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 23


The husband appreciates his wife’s abilityand has confidence that her enthusiasmwill carry her through to success.The same thing applies for goingback to college. If a man is learning andgrowing and he sees that his wife is justcoasting along, a loving husband willwant to help motivate his wife so shecan keep pace with him.<strong>No</strong> man wants a wife that spendsher days on <strong>the</strong> couch watching soapoperas or reading romance novels.A wife who is a phone chatter, Websurfer,or text message gossiper is reallya loser. These behaviors sap a man’shopes and dreams.A man knows that his smart,hard-working, industrious wife reflectswell on him, and she brings a lot to <strong>the</strong>marriage. Regardless of what kind ofman he is, a husband will find greatsatisfaction in <strong>the</strong> fact that his wife isself-motivated and hard-working.God gave us a thorough descriptionof how a virtuous woman spends herdays. Check to see if you fit <strong>the</strong> profile.Contrary to what I (or o<strong>the</strong>rs) mightthink, this chapter, devoted to describinga godly woman, doesn’t representthis super-lady as a prayer warrioror a teacher of great Biblical truths.The woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 is a successful, hard-workingand industrious businesswoman. Shesews and weaves, <strong>the</strong>n sells her wares.She travels long distances to findgood deals. She buys land and plantsorchards. She has a staff of workerswhich she trains well. In all this activityshe still makes time to help <strong>the</strong> needy.This active businesswoman is resourcefuland aggressive. In verse 23 hersuccess brings her husband recognition.“Her husband is known in <strong>the</strong> gates,when he sitteth among <strong>the</strong> elders of <strong>the</strong>land.” Verse 28 tells how her childrenrespond to <strong>the</strong>ir mo<strong>the</strong>r: “Her childrenarise up, and call her blessed; her husbandalso, and he praiseth her.”So what can a woman do if herhusband wants her to send <strong>the</strong>ir childrento public school and go to college?She can become a Proverbs 31wife. She can study, learn, grow, andbecome successful. She can win hisconfidence in her as a teacher of hischildren. In all my 40 years of ministeringto families, I have never seen ahusband (no matter how stiff-neckedand against homeschooling) who didn’trespond with thanksgiving when hiswife became a Proverbs 31 woman.A woman might complain that herhusband is lazy, fleshy, and all mannerof negative things. I can’t guarantee<strong>the</strong> wife of <strong>the</strong> lazy husband that hewill change in response to her renewal.However, almost all men want what isbest for <strong>the</strong>ir families, so a man willrespond positively to his wife’s wishesif she proves to be an able partner in hisdesigns for <strong>the</strong> family.The question is this: Are you willingto rise to <strong>the</strong> challenge?Virtuous Woman ResourcesBlog with us at: PreparingToBeAHelpMeet.comBuy: Preparing To Be A Help Meet & Created To Be His Help MeetHomeschooling Tools: The Old Schoolhouse PlannerThe Old Schoolhouse Magazine is <strong>the</strong> premier publicationfor homeschooling families. Email or call for yourFREE sample today:Publisher@TheHomeschoolMagazine.com or 1.888.718.HOMEwww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 25


Family GovernmentBy Michael PearlWatching <strong>the</strong> news online, I heard Mike Huckabee, former governor ofArkansas, say:“A stable family is <strong>the</strong> most basic form of government, because <strong>the</strong>first government any of us ever experiences is not <strong>the</strong> city council,not <strong>the</strong> state legislature or <strong>the</strong> congress; it’s Mo<strong>the</strong>r and Fa<strong>the</strong>rsetting <strong>the</strong> rules, creating <strong>the</strong> boundaries and borders for what isright and wrong, where we can go and cannot go, what we can do and can’t do;and if we don’t get it <strong>the</strong>re <strong>the</strong>n we have to wait for some o<strong>the</strong>r form of governmentto do it, maybe <strong>the</strong> schools, <strong>the</strong> city, <strong>the</strong> state, or even <strong>the</strong> federal government…”Mike Huckabee, May 7, 2011, Fox News.com.Mike Huckabee is absolutely rightin saying that a family is “<strong>the</strong> mostbasic form of government,” or at leastit should be. Children need to be governed,for <strong>the</strong>y come into this worldthinking only of <strong>the</strong>mselves. They areinnocent, indulgent liars, thieves, andtyrants, all needing to be governed,for <strong>the</strong>y have <strong>the</strong> passions of a hedonistichippie and <strong>the</strong> self-restraint of apig, ready to receive all your love andreturn it with a selfish demand.Hey, I love kids. The more <strong>the</strong>merrier. But I have no delusion about<strong>the</strong> nature of <strong>the</strong>ir fallen humanity.“The wicked are estranged from <strong>the</strong>womb: They go astray as soon as <strong>the</strong>ybe born, speaking lies” (Psalm 58:3).If you don’t start your child anthropologyhere you will fail miserably intraining up your children.Huckabee said, “…mo<strong>the</strong>r andfa<strong>the</strong>r setting <strong>the</strong> rules, creating <strong>the</strong>boundaries and borders for what isright and wrong, where we can go andcannot go, what we can do and can’tdo…” “Rules, boundaries, borders,can and can’t do”; that sounds likegovernment. Borders and boundariesimply absolute limitations. All ruleand authority is granted by God, andwith it <strong>the</strong> power to elicit compliance,by means of force if necessary.Romans 13:1, Let every soul besubject unto <strong>the</strong> higher powers. For<strong>the</strong>re is no power but of God: <strong>the</strong>powers that be are ordained of God.2 Whosoever <strong>the</strong>refore resisteth<strong>the</strong> power, resisteth <strong>the</strong> ordinance ofGod: and <strong>the</strong>y that resist shall receiveto <strong>the</strong>mselves damnation.3 For rulers are not a terror togood works, but to <strong>the</strong> evil. Wilt thou<strong>the</strong>n not be afraid of <strong>the</strong> power? dothat which is good, and thou shalthave praise of <strong>the</strong> same:4 For he is <strong>the</strong> minister of Godto <strong>the</strong>e for good. But if thou do thatwhich is evil, be afraid; for he bearethnot <strong>the</strong> sword in vain: for he is <strong>the</strong>minister of God, a revenger to executewrath upon him that doeth evil.26 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


5 Wherefore ye must needs besubject, not only for wrath, but alsofor conscience sake.The real world into which childrenare growing and will eventuallyfunction is controlled by absoluterules that carry penalties for infractions.If parents fail to instill responsibilityin <strong>the</strong>ir children, as youngadults <strong>the</strong>y will eventually come upagainst <strong>the</strong> hard, unrelenting facts oflife. The IRS is not permissive likemost parents are. Judges are knownto “throw <strong>the</strong> book” at those whobreak <strong>the</strong> rules. Policemen will giveyou a free ride to a free cell if yousmartmouth <strong>the</strong>m. If you get violent,<strong>the</strong>y may have mercy and knock yousenseless with a taser, or <strong>the</strong>y may behaving a bad day and just shoot you21 times. But be sure of one thing: ifyou were brought up to talk back andrebel against authority, <strong>the</strong> cops andjudges will hit you like a concretewall at 100 miles per hour.I visit many men in prison whocame from homes where <strong>the</strong>re wereno Daddy judges or Mama cops. Theylearned <strong>the</strong> rules <strong>the</strong> hard way. Someof <strong>the</strong>m are looking forward to putting<strong>the</strong>ir new perspectives in practicetwenty years from now when <strong>the</strong>y getout—if <strong>the</strong>y live that long.During <strong>the</strong> eighteen years I havebeen going to one specific prison, Ihave watched <strong>the</strong> visiting mo<strong>the</strong>rs andfa<strong>the</strong>rs grow old as <strong>the</strong>y come visit<strong>the</strong>ir sons weekly or monthly. Somehave become too old or sickly tomake <strong>the</strong> trip, o<strong>the</strong>rs have died, <strong>the</strong>irspouses now coming alone. Theirsons are still <strong>the</strong>re in <strong>the</strong>ir small cells,learning that “for whatsoever a mansoweth, that shall he also reap.”I often wonder if those visitingparents know where <strong>the</strong>y went wrong.Do <strong>the</strong>y blame <strong>the</strong>mselves? Do <strong>the</strong>yknow <strong>the</strong>y failed? Most of <strong>the</strong> menwere never spanked for <strong>the</strong>ir misdeedsas youths. A few were abused.But most were just neglected or raisedby <strong>the</strong> public schools and publicchurches. They got away with anythinguntil <strong>the</strong> day <strong>the</strong> men with <strong>the</strong>badges and <strong>the</strong> guns showed up.The family must emulate allaspects of government if <strong>the</strong> childrenare to grow up with <strong>the</strong> skill sets andsense of responsibility that are necessaryto be successful in life. If parentsallow <strong>the</strong>ir children to live in apermissive environment, <strong>the</strong> childrenGood parenting, like goodgovernment, is consistent,never arbitrary, alwayspredictable, subject to <strong>the</strong>eternal rules of justice.develop a complete misunderstandingof <strong>the</strong> rules by which <strong>the</strong>y must eventuallyplay <strong>the</strong> game of life.Foremost, parents must communicatethat all actions have consequences,that each individual sowsand reaps accordingly, that our rightsand liberties are a gift from God thatmust be used according to <strong>the</strong> rulesof honesty, benevolence, and justice.God gives <strong>the</strong> liberty; governmentguarantees <strong>the</strong> free exercise of it, andeach individual is responsible to make<strong>the</strong> most of his gifts and opportunities.It is your choice. You can be poor orrich, educated or not, of good reputationor not, addicted to substance or<strong>the</strong> master of your body, married to aworthy spouse or caught in <strong>the</strong> mireof your lustful decisions. You can eatwell or go hungry, have a fine houseor live in a roach hotel. It is up to you.You make your bed and <strong>the</strong>n lie in it.Some politicians try to change<strong>the</strong> rules and eliminate negative consequences.They want to guaranteepositive results to all. This is done bywww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 27


Article ResourcesRead <strong>the</strong>se articles atwww.<strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.org:• Fa<strong>the</strong>rhood and Friendship• The Sin of Tolerance• The Balanced Patriarch• In Defense of BiblicalChastisement Part 1taking one man’s success and forciblytransferring it to supplementano<strong>the</strong>r man’s failure. If you raiseyour children in such a socialisticfashion you will end up with takersinstead of makers.Your children are equipped withindicators as to how you have raised<strong>the</strong>m. If you have been too permissiveand socialistic in your approach,your children will be demandingand unthankful. They expect to havebargaining rights, guaranteed wages,tenure, and more. At first <strong>the</strong>y expecttoys, <strong>the</strong>n clo<strong>the</strong>s, and finally a car.They expect you to guarantee <strong>the</strong>irhappiness by providing for <strong>the</strong>m.They will ignore <strong>the</strong> rules when itsuits <strong>the</strong>m and lie when necessary toget <strong>the</strong>ir own way. This is sure andcertain testimony that you have notbeen faithful in representing <strong>the</strong> realityof Divine and human government.They were raised in an indulgentparadise ra<strong>the</strong>r than in a kingdom ofresponsibility and duty.You may think me hard, but nokids had more fun than did mine.They were all relaxed and at ease,confident in love and secure in <strong>the</strong>little kingdom in which <strong>the</strong>y wereraised. They knew <strong>the</strong> rules and suffered<strong>the</strong> consequences when <strong>the</strong>yfailed to comply—which was not veryoften. They all grew up mindful ofresponsibility, expressing thankfulnessand joy. Today <strong>the</strong>y are all successfulin marriage, life, and parenting.Good parenting, like good government,is consistent, never arbitrary,always predictable, subject to <strong>the</strong> eternalrules of justice. It provides libertywhile constraining vice. Those wholive in harmony with <strong>the</strong> rules are noteven conscious that <strong>the</strong>y are governed.They feel at complete liberty, unafraidand secure in <strong>the</strong>ir citizenship. I amspeaking ideally, not reflecting <strong>the</strong>reality of today’s degenerate republic.But parents in America still have <strong>the</strong>opportunity to raise <strong>the</strong>ir children inideal circumstances, regardless ofwhat <strong>the</strong> political climate might be.Mike Huckabee said, “… if wedon’t get it <strong>the</strong>re <strong>the</strong>n we have to waitfor some o<strong>the</strong>r form of government todo it…” If we don’t train up our childrenin <strong>the</strong> rule of law, train <strong>the</strong>m tobe self governed, self disciplined, <strong>the</strong>nwe defer <strong>the</strong>ir souls to o<strong>the</strong>r forms ofgovernment that will not have <strong>the</strong> patiencewe do, where breaking <strong>the</strong> ruleswill not result in just a spanking butin poverty, addiction, despair, or evenimprisonment.“Train up a child in <strong>the</strong> way heshould go, and when he is old he willnot depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 ☻28 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936


The General SpeaksBy Mel Cohen, CFP, RFC, General ManagerMel Cohen, our General Manager,is speaking at Fort Rock FamilyCamp on July 15-16. The topics arePersonal Finances, Business Finances,and Self Publishing a Book.The Personal Finance sessionswill include principles of investingfor <strong>the</strong> new or mature investor, riskmanagement, compounding yourinvestments, retirement and estateplanning, and more.The Business Finance sessionswill include getting to <strong>the</strong> rightnumbers when buying or selling abusiness by utilizing a short formvaluation process, how to use barterin business to save cash, and making<strong>the</strong> right business entity choice.So you have written a book-<strong>No</strong>wwhat do you do?Mel will discuss full servicepublishers versus self publishing. Hewill describe pros and cons of eachincluding: costs, royalties, editing,proofing, layout and design, <strong>the</strong> prepressprocess, submitting to Amazonand o<strong>the</strong>r online sellers, overview ofKindle and eBooks, marketing ideas,traditional printing versus print ondemand (POD).Mel is a Certified Financial Plannerand Registered Financial Consultantthat has been <strong>the</strong> General Managerof <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>since 2006, he created and administers<strong>the</strong> Distributorship Program,Domestic and International Sales,Rights Agreements, Printing, AmazonPromotions, Finances, and muchmore. Seminar notes and illustrationswill be presented to each family thatattends. Mel will also counsel fami-lies privately as time permits withouta fee. Learn more about Mel’s backgroundat www.practax.net.Fort Rock Family Camp andRetreat Center is your family’s affordablevacation destination! Located in<strong>the</strong> beautiful Ozark National Forestof <strong>No</strong>rthwest Arkansas, <strong>the</strong> camp isfashioned after a 19th century fortand old west town. Here your familycan step back in time, slow down andenjoy this spectacular four day, threenight getaway! From horseback ridingto soaring down Arkansas’ longest zipline,delicious home cooked meals andour special guest speaker, you’re sureto have a memorable experience. Alsogiving a special performance at thiscamp will be <strong>the</strong> Bluegrass Gospelfamily “Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Raised”! This camppackage is only $595.00 per immediatefamily of five (plus tax). This priceincludes lodging, meals, activities,special sessions and bluegrass concert.Please contact us at 479.677.3136, orregister online at www.fortrock.org! Space is limited to<strong>the</strong> first sixteen families,so reserve your cabintoday!(This is not a<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong>Event.)www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 29


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To Train Up A ChildOver 650,000 copies sold in English,translated into many languages.From successful parents, learnhow to train your children before<strong>the</strong> need to discipline arises.Book $7.951 MP3 $12.958 or more copies ea. $4.77, a 40% discountPara entrenar a un niño(Spanish To Train Up A Child) Book $7.958 or more copies ea. $4.77, a 40% discountSpanish Audio 5 CDs $21.95Samuel Learns toYell & TellA child predator loses his power whenhe loses his cover. This beautifully illustratedchildren’s book will arm parentsand children against predators.48-pg. Book $9.9512+ Books $5.97 ea, a 40% discountSara Sue Learns toYell & TellDebi’s second book in Yell & Tell series!Join Sara Sue and her little sister as <strong>the</strong>ycontinue to teach children to yell and tell.48-pg. Book $9.9512+ Books $5.97 ea, a 40% discountAlabama SeminarTwo hours of Michael Pearl speakingon child training. These aregeared toward <strong>the</strong> fa<strong>the</strong>r’s role in <strong>the</strong>family. Tales of Mike and his sons’wild adventures. Boys love it!1 MP3 $12.95Becoming a ManThis message is for parents concernedabout raising <strong>the</strong>ir boys upto be men and it is for fa<strong>the</strong>rs whonever learned to be real men.1 CD $6.95Becoming Tempered SteelListen to Joshua Steele talk to youngmen about being a man and a ministerof <strong>the</strong> Gospel. Highly recommendedby Michael Pearl.1 DVD $12.95Best Homeschooling IdeasDebi discusses her best homeschoolingideas. 20-plus years of accumulatedwisdom. A best-seller!1 CD $6.95Only MenMichael Pearl speaks directlyand frankly to men about <strong>the</strong>ir responsibilitiesas husbands.1 CD $6.95Solo Hombres (Span. Only Men) CD $6.95Starting OverThe basic message: “Okay, I knowI’ve messed up in child training;now what do I do?”1 CD $6.95When Children DieWhere is my stillborn baby, <strong>the</strong> miscarriedfetus, or <strong>the</strong> two year old childwho died? Do children who die prior toreaching accountability go to heaven?What about <strong>the</strong> children of unsavedparents? You will be thrilled with whatGod has in store for your departed child.1 CD $6.95Young Adults & MarriageThis message is <strong>the</strong> story of all fiveof our children finding <strong>the</strong>ir mates.1 CD $6.95Balanced PatriarchWhen do children cease to be underparental authority?1 DVD $12.95CHILD TRAINING 101If you want to introduce childtrainingprinciples to a friend, thisis <strong>the</strong> one DVD to give <strong>the</strong>m.1 DVD $12.95Marriage God’s WayHusbands, learn how to sanctify your wifeand cleanse her of spots, wrinkles, andblemishes. Wives, learn <strong>the</strong> freedom ofhonoring and ministering to your man.2 DVDs $19.95www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 31


Movers & ShakersMichael encourages parents totrain <strong>the</strong>ir children to be tomorrow’smovers and shakers.1 DVD $12.95Teaching ResponsibilityIn this seminar, Michael Pearluses humorous stories and practicalexamples to illustrate <strong>the</strong> simpleprocess of training your childrento work without complaint.2 DVDs $19.95The <strong>Joy</strong> of TrainingMichael and Debi Pearl tell how <strong>the</strong>ysuccessfully trained up <strong>the</strong>ir five childrenwith love, humor, and <strong>the</strong> rod.2 DVDs $24.95Knife & TomahawkThrowing For FunMichael Pearl demonstrates and teachesknife and tomahawk throwing.1 DVD $16.95Herbs withShoshanna Vol. 1– Making Herbs Simple DVD JoinShoshanna and friends as <strong>the</strong>y teachyou how to identify and use herbsgrowing in your own back yard, makepoultices, tinctures, and herbal hairtreatments, and much more! Includesa full-color, 20-page companionguidebook for helpful reference.78 minutes. 1 DVD $24.95Herbs withShoshanna Vol. 2Making Herbs Simple Vol. 2 isa hands on DVD about herbs.Shoshanna will take you into <strong>the</strong>wild, where you can identify herbs,learn what <strong>the</strong>y are good for, andhow to make a remedy out of <strong>the</strong>m.75 minutes. 1 DVD $24.95Homesteading forbeginners Part ITeaches you basic country-life skillslike gardening, raising and butcheringchickens, cutting firewood, bakingbread, making cheese, and muchmore. Children love this DVD!1 DVD $19.95Homesteading forbeginners Part IILearn all about making maplesyrup, soda bread, vinegar, yogurt,and a variety of homesteadingskills. Geared more for adults.1 DVD $19.95Homesteading forbeginners Part IIIMore homesteading tips from <strong>the</strong> formercity slickers, including meat preparation.Excellent step by step instructionsfor <strong>the</strong> novice homesteader.1 DVD $19.95Contest participants can receive a 25% discount couponcode for <strong>the</strong> NGJ webstore. Restrictions apply.To be a part of <strong>the</strong> contest, follow <strong>the</strong>se instructions:Step 1: Go to: YellandTellbooks.com/contestStep 2: Choose one of <strong>the</strong> coloring pages for May-June.Step 3: Print page.ART CONTESTRULES!Step 4: Create your art by using a creative medium of your choice (crayons, paint,markers, colored pencils, or o<strong>the</strong>r.)Step 5: Write your first and last name and age on <strong>the</strong> back of your artwork.Step 6: Mail art into NGJ ART Contest, 1000 Pearl Road, Pleasantville, TN 37033.Art will be judge in age-appropriate categories. The winners will be printed in <strong>the</strong>July-August 2011 issue and posted on <strong>the</strong> web.*Terms: Art submissions MUST be received by May 5, 2011. Due to <strong>the</strong> GREAT number ofsubmissions, we are not able to return original artwork. Coloring pages are only available online.If you do not have internet, your local library can download it for you. Please do not call <strong>the</strong>order-line regarding <strong>the</strong> art contest.32 For More detailed descriptions, go to <strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.Org


MinistryBIBLEBible & Teaching ResourcesBooks of <strong>the</strong> Bible1 & 2 PeterThirteen messages totaling overnine hours of teaching.1 MP3 CD $12.951, 2, 3 John, & JudeThe epistle of 1 John is <strong>the</strong> scariestbook in <strong>the</strong> Bible. He that isborn of God sinneth not! Why did<strong>the</strong> devil try to carry off <strong>the</strong> body ofMoses? Who is antichrist, and whydoes he deny that Jesus came in <strong>the</strong>flesh? What is <strong>the</strong> sin unto death?1 MP3 CD $12.951 John 1:9 <strong>the</strong> ProtestantConfessionalMust a Christian confess hissins in order to be forgiven?<strong>No</strong>t on your eternal life.3-pg. Booklet $1.5050/50 DVDUnscripted and spontaneous, followMike around <strong>the</strong> farm as he answersyour Bible questions. Varied questionsand answers in a changing contextmakes this series most captivating.1 DVD $12.95ActsThe book of Acts is a thrilling dramaof <strong>the</strong> missionary activities of <strong>the</strong>early church. From gifts of <strong>the</strong> Spirit toshipwreck, stoning to death and deadlysnake bites to angels opening prisonhouse doors; this is <strong>the</strong> story of <strong>the</strong> menwho built <strong>the</strong> church Christ promised.1 MP3 CD $12.95EphesiansPractical and Scriptural Bible teachingto encourage <strong>the</strong> believer. Includesteaching on husbands and wives.1 MP3 CD $12.95GalatiansMany professing Christians who don’thave a personal relationship withChrist are seeking meaning in RabbinicalJudaism, keeping feast daysand Sabbaths, and resorting to usingHebrew words for God and Jesus.Many are “falling from grace” in <strong>the</strong>irattempt to give <strong>the</strong> law of Moses aplace in <strong>the</strong>ir daily lives. God gave us<strong>the</strong> book of Galatians to answer thisancient and now modern heresy.1 MP3 CD $12.95HebrewsThis is a book that will bless youlike no o<strong>the</strong>r. As you study <strong>the</strong> bookof Hebrews, you will not only learnabout faith, you will actually have faithbuilt into you by <strong>the</strong> Word of God.1 MP3 CD $12.95JohnEvery verse is discussed, every criticalword examined. Here is doctrinal andpractical teaching to enrich your life.1 MP3 CD $12.95Justification and <strong>the</strong> bookof JamesJames clearly teaches that worksjustify a man while Paul teachesthat a man is not justified by works.Are <strong>the</strong>y contradicting each o<strong>the</strong>r?26-pg. Booklet $1.50MarkMichael teaches through <strong>the</strong>book of Mark verse by verse.1 MP3 CD $12.95Mat<strong>the</strong>wMichael Pearl describes this bookas <strong>the</strong> last book in <strong>the</strong> old cov-www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 33


Good and EvilFor those who have neverheard.enant. A grasp of <strong>the</strong> book of Mat<strong>the</strong>wis essential to a proper understandingof <strong>the</strong> New Testament.1 MP3 CD $12.95RomansUntil you know <strong>the</strong> book of Romansyou don’t know <strong>the</strong> Bible. If you havenever listened to any Bible teachingby Michael Pearl, this is <strong>the</strong> place tostart. We continually receive testimoniesof lives changed and soulssaved through listening to this greatestof all New Testament Books.1 MP3 CD $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 havebeen <strong>the</strong> foundation of <strong>the</strong> Christianfaith down through <strong>the</strong> centuries.222-pg. Book $8.95Revelation Poster & HandbookThis poster is a print of an originalpainting done by Michael Pearl whichshows <strong>the</strong> events of Revelation inchronological order. It is 40”x 19” onheavy, glossy paper. The handbookwhich accompanies it is filled withOld Testament references and commentaryto <strong>the</strong> events in Revelation.Poster $12.95Bible TopicsRepentanceWhen <strong>the</strong> Bible warns a sinner torepent, what is <strong>the</strong> nature of thatrepentance? Michael Pearl examinesall 112 uses of “repent”.44-pg. Book $4.508+ copies ea. $3.15, a 30% discount2 Steps to HeavenThis is <strong>the</strong> simplest, clearest, easiestto understand gospel message. It isespecially suited for those who havedoubts or who are trusting in a confusingmixture 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 andsome of <strong>the</strong> kids in <strong>the</strong> church sing<strong>the</strong> A-B-C Bible verse songs tha<strong>the</strong>r mo<strong>the</strong>r taught her when she wasgrowing up. Your little ones willwant to listen to this day and night,and by doing so <strong>the</strong>y will learn 26Bible verses with <strong>the</strong> references.1 CD $6.95Am I Saved?Three message set: Born Again,Am I Saved? and Repent, discusses<strong>the</strong> nature of repentance andfaith as it pertains to salvation.2 CDs $10.951 MP3 $12.9534 For More detailed descriptions, go to <strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.Org


Baptism in Jesus’ NameIs water baptism made validby <strong>the</strong> preacher uttering <strong>the</strong>words “in Jesus’ name”?17-pg. Booklet $1.50BookletsIn Defense of BiblicalChastisementMichael brings clear understanding backinto <strong>the</strong> confusing and often misunderstoodsubject of corporal chastisement.29-pg. Booklet $1.50LEARNING FROMTHE ATHEISTSMike tackles <strong>the</strong> arguments for <strong>the</strong>faith by taking <strong>the</strong> a<strong>the</strong>ists’ ownlogic to prove Jesus Christ is God.32-pg. Booklet $1.50Pornography, Road to HellMichael addresses <strong>the</strong> deadly scourgeof pornography head-on. He shows howrepentance toward God and <strong>the</strong> powerof <strong>the</strong> gospel of Jesus Christ can break<strong>the</strong> bondage of this wicked perversion.12-pg. Booklet $1.50Spanish Pornography Booklet $1.50The Gap FactThe Bible clearly declares that <strong>the</strong>Earth existed before <strong>the</strong> six-day creation.Don’t let well-meaning creationscientists cloud this Biblicaltruth for you. Study it for yourself.30-pg. Booklet $1.50To Betroth or <strong>No</strong>tto BetrothThe dangers of <strong>the</strong> betrothal systemare exposed with <strong>the</strong> light of biblicaltruth, bringing objectivity backto an often-misunderstood subject.28-pg. Booklet $1.50O<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 guidanceand protection as she, a 22-year-old girl,all alone where no white person had everbeen, adapted to a primitive culture.106-pg. Book $7.958+ copies ea. $4.77, a 40% discountThe VisionWhat do you get when Islamic terroristsand White Supremacists go upagainst a small group of Bible believersin <strong>the</strong> hills of East Tennessee?Get your hands on a copy of this intenselyexciting, informative novel!338-pg. Book $14.95PLAIN TALKIn <strong>the</strong> Fall of 2010 Mike spoke to250 Amish and Mennonite peopleon <strong>the</strong> subjects pertinent to <strong>the</strong>m.1 MP3 CD $12.95Books by O<strong>the</strong>r AuthorsArchaic Words and <strong>the</strong> AuthorizedVersion606 pages of archaic—or so called—words defined and discussed in ascholary and well researched manner.Gain fresh insights into <strong>the</strong> languageof <strong>the</strong> King James Bible.606-pg. Book $29.95FIVE POINTS of CalvinismGeorge BrysonEach of <strong>the</strong> much-touted five pointsof Calvinism is carefully comparedwith <strong>the</strong> clear teaching of God’s holyand infallible Word, providing bothserious Scriptural challenge and correctionto <strong>the</strong> extremes of Calvinism.125-pg. Book $5.95The 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 transla-36 For More detailed descriptions, go to <strong>No</strong><strong>Greater</strong><strong>Joy</strong>.Org


tion issues and <strong>the</strong> preservation of <strong>the</strong>Bible in <strong>the</strong> Authorized Version. It isscrupulously researched and beautifullywritten—a pleasure to read.165-pg. Book $6.95Why <strong>the</strong> King James Bible is<strong>the</strong> Perfect Word of GodGary MillerToday, hundreds of books call <strong>the</strong>mselvesBibles. In this book you will seewhy <strong>the</strong>y cannot all be <strong>the</strong> words ofGod and why only <strong>the</strong> 1611 KJVis God’s perfectly preservedWord in English.48-pg. Book $3.99Hazardous MaterialsDr. Gail RiplingerMichael Pearl says, “By <strong>the</strong> time Ifinished reading <strong>the</strong> 45 page introductionto this 1200 page book I knew <strong>the</strong>final definitive work had been writtenon <strong>the</strong> issue of Bible translations.”1214-pg. Book $29.95King James, His Bible,and Its TranslatorsThis collection of essays on <strong>the</strong> subjectsof King James, his Bible, andits translators is <strong>the</strong> result of painstaking,original research, with anemphasis 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,editions and editors. It objectively andmethodically documents <strong>the</strong> hidden alliancebetween new versions and <strong>the</strong> NewAge Movement’s One World Religion.700-pg. Book $16.95The Hidden History Of TheEnglish ScripturesContains original research into <strong>the</strong>manuscripts and languages from whichall nations and tongues have derived<strong>the</strong>ir Bibles. There is nothing else likeit in print except a 1200 page book by<strong>the</strong> same author—In Awe of thy Word.70-pg. Book $7.95The O<strong>the</strong>r Sideof CalvinismLaurence M. Vance, Ph.D.This book presents <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r side to<strong>the</strong> over 400-year-old debate of <strong>the</strong>doctrines of Calvinism. Mike Pearlstates, “This is <strong>the</strong> best book exposing<strong>the</strong> heresies of Calvinism. If you are aBible believer concerned about TRUTH,this is a must-read.” Hard bound book.788-pg. Book $29.95SoftwareSwordsearcherSoftwareThis is an easy program to use.Includes over 70 study referencessuch as <strong>the</strong> KJV, KJV 1611, earlytranslations by Tyndale and Wycliffe,commentaries and much more!PC only Software CD $34.95Dear Michael,The Good and Evil book has re-arranged my thinking. Being in prisonwas for me just like being in a jungle---only <strong>the</strong> strong survive. Like kill orbe killed thinking. I always told myself that this isn’t <strong>the</strong> way life was supposedto be…is it?Then I got a new celly. The light of God really does shine through him.He gave me his Good and Evil book. By God’s grace I have come to knowJesus and now I have fellow bro<strong>the</strong>rs teaching me how to praise and serveGod. I find myself being gracious to o<strong>the</strong>rs. The survival thing is gone. I amso different. I would love any o<strong>the</strong>r reading material so I can continue to getcloser to God. Please, Please, Please. – Tonywww.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 37


Good andEvil UpdateBy Chuck <strong>Joy</strong>ner, Asst. Gen. ManagerPraise God!The Lord richly blessed us in ournegotiations with <strong>the</strong> printer of Goodand Evil in <strong>the</strong> Hindi language. It tookseveral months but it was worth <strong>the</strong>time and effort. The same money designatedfor <strong>the</strong> printing of 5,000 copiesis now printing 12,000 copies. <strong>No</strong>wmore than twice <strong>the</strong> number will bereached with <strong>the</strong> Gospel message!The past efforts of translationcontinue to bear new fruit through<strong>the</strong> online availability of <strong>the</strong> 18 (andcounting) translations by Print onDemand (POD). Almost daily copiesof one or more of <strong>the</strong>se languages areordered. Here is a quote from an email:“As a side note, she LOVES <strong>the</strong> NepaliGood and Evil book my mom gave <strong>the</strong>family. She said it was one of <strong>the</strong> bestgifts <strong>the</strong>y have ever received. (She) isreally enjoying it and has been readingit aloud to <strong>the</strong> kids. Such a blessingfor <strong>the</strong>m to be able to read <strong>the</strong> Gospelstory in <strong>the</strong>ir native tongue.”Still Waiting!The Japanese Good and Evil isstill in <strong>the</strong> final proofing stage. Bynot having it available after <strong>the</strong> recentcatastrophe in Japan a tremendouswitnessing opportunity was missed.Please pray for <strong>the</strong> swift completion ofJapanese and o<strong>the</strong>r translations. Timeis short and souls are still waiting.If you or someone you know isbilingual and willing to help with <strong>the</strong>Good and Evil Translation Projectplease send <strong>the</strong> contact information toNGJ at: cjoyner@nogreaterjoy.org.38 www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936Good and Evil Printing ReportGood and Evil has been printed in:BurmeseCebuanoChinese(Simplified)EnglishFalam ChinHawa NagaHindiHmongJinghpaw(Kachin)Karen(S’gaw Karen)KhmerKorean(South Korea)LaoLisuLithuanianMongolianNepaliRawangRussian (color)Spanish(LatinAmerican,Mexican)ThaiUkrainianVietnameseWaZaiwaReady to Print:Hindi, Punjabi (Pakistan), Urdu (Pakistan)In Final Proofing:AfrikaansBahasa MalaysiaCastellanoJapaneseRomanianFinished/ Looking for proof-readers:Catalan, Tibetan, ShanPortions Printed:Mongolian, Sotho, Tsonga, TswanaIn Progress:HebrewHungarianItalianIndonesianKhmuKyrgyzLahuLiang tuLuoMaruAhkaAnungBislamaChin, HakhaDaiCzechDutchDzonkha(Bhutan)FinnishFinuntuk(Philippines)FrenchFrench Creole(Creole, Haiti)GeorgianGuji Oromo(Burma, China)Russian(black & white)Mongolian(complete,revision)Mongul (China)Ngochang<strong>No</strong>rwegianPidgin (TokPisin, PNG)PolishPortugueseRomanian2 or More Printings:Burmese ChineseCebuano (Simplified)English SpanishTswana (completebook)SamoanSichlaSinhaleseSlovakSotho(complete book)SwedishSwahiliTagalogTeluguTetunTonganTurkishUrdu (India)Zande(Africa)ThaiVietnameseNew Languages:Italian, Georgian, Zande (Africa), Oriya (India)Please see <strong>the</strong> order form for donation to <strong>the</strong> Good and Evil project.


Become an NGJ DistributorBy Chuck <strong>Joy</strong>ner, Asst. Gen. Mgr.NGJ books have sold over a millioncopies. There are over 50,000subscribers to <strong>the</strong> NGJ Magazine.There are less than 600 NGJ Distributors.You can be a part of this“elite” group by becoming a Distributor.It’s a great opportunity to startor expand a business or to ministerto o<strong>the</strong>rs more cost effectively. Youalso get FREE SHIPPING (LowerContinental US only) on your firstorder as a Distributor. To learnmore about partnering with NGJ bybecoming a Distributor, go to www.nogreaterjoy.org/businessinabox.Check it out today and be one of <strong>the</strong>NGJ “elite”.After reviewing our website,call Mel Cohen at 931-593-2484 oremail at mcohen@nogreaterjoy.orgto answer your questions or to signup for <strong>the</strong> program.Existing DistributorsAvailable upon request:• Your complete contact informationon our website. You provide <strong>the</strong> textand NGJ will do <strong>the</strong> rest.• A listing of homeschool conventionsin your area. Homeschool conventionsare usually from Februaryto August each year.• Images and product descriptionsfor you to use on your website oradvertising.• Ten FREE Reports.• Advance notification on newproducts and special discounts fordistributors only.New or existing Distributors:To get advance notices on new products and distributor-only discounts, signup at www.nogreaterjoy.org/business-in-a-box/distributor-info/#c1871.The discounts are over and above your standard discount, so be sure to signup ASAP.www.nogreaterjoy.org | 1-866-292-9936 39


MaY-JUNE 2011<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>, Inc.1000 Pearl RoadPleasantville, TN 37033ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTEDNON-PROFITUS. POSTAGEPAIDNO GREATER JOYMINISTRIESMay-June SpecialsSpecials good May 1 thru June 30, 2011Preparing To Be A Help Meet book, Created To BeA Help Meet book, Marriage DVD, Holy Sex bookREG. $62.80 / NOW $36.95#9400-05 SAVE OVER 40%!Only Men CD, Knife & Tomahawk Throwing DVD,Jumping Ship bookREG. $31.85 / NOW $18.95#2100-05 SAVE OVER 40%!(2) Good and Evil booksEnglish REG. $49.90 / NOW $28.95#3790-05 SAVE OVER 40%!OR(2) Good & Evil booksSpanish REG. $49.90 / NOW $28.95#3791-05 SAVE OVER 40%!See, “A Child Shall Lead Them” page 3

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