The Countdown has begun on the Release of a New Book

It is only a matter of days now before I can officially start letting you buy the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.”

We have the “bookstore” all set-up and ready to go. Check it out.

I want to share with you what other people are saying about the book. What follows are the endorsements that have been coming from all over the nation:

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Endorsements

 

“Plentiful in wisdom and experience, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, offers a lifeline to anyone adrift in the challenges of everyday living. Concentrated and easy to apply, Doug Bolton has smoothed the road for the weary traveler with Scriptural counsel that touches on the most paramount matters of life.”

-Chris Coppernoll, author of Screen Play and a Beautiful Fall

 We all love a story–especially one that leads us to answers for problems we may be struggling with. “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is filled with encouraging and inspiring stories that lead us to God’s answers for all those personal struggles.

Sally E. Stuart, author of the Christian Writers’ Market Guide, stuartmarket.com

“Sometimes it is only after we go through the darkest of valleys that
the light-beams of wisdom can shine through and illumine our path.
Doug Bolton has walked through that dark valley and, by the grace of
God, has discovered some wonderful lessons for life. You will enjoy
his ‘bumper sticker’ nuggets of wisdom.”

Pastor Scott Nelson

Morning Star Community Church 

Are you trying to make sense of your life?  Do you long for purpose and meaning in your heart?  If so, Doug Bolton’s masterpiece Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, is a must read for you.  Doug is passionate about his relationship with Jesus Christ and he wants everyone to know about it.  The words he writes on the pages of this book paint a beautiful picture of the truth from Scripture that God loves you and created you for a personal relationship with Him.  Just as Doug testifies in his book you too can find purpose, love, and hope by living your life all for Jesus!

International Evangelist Reid Saunders

Reid Saunders Association  
www.reidsaunders.org

‘Kind words make good echoes’ is a good bumper sticker to describe Doug Bolton’s book. The simple truths he has written echo the truths we know and love from the Word of God. It is a good reminder of God’s constant love and care for us who are seasoned Christians and an encouragement to those just beginning their walk with their Savior.

Stacey Womack, Founder and Executive Director of Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services (ARMS

 

This book that Doug has written is one to have on your shelf so that you can pick it up and read it time and time again. It could be used as a daily devotional. He gives us wonderful messages using his humor and personal experiences to make them real to each of us.  Doug’s use of Bible verses is so very relevant to each subject he is discusses.  I found myself writing them down to hopefully memorize later. The book ends with chapters challenging us to be witnesses of God’s salvation and then gives us tools and references to help us be fruitful. I will have this book on my shelf and I know I will give it as a gift to Christian and non-Christian friends.

Bonnie Nester, Author of “Moments this Good,” the story about a caregiver of a family member who has Alzheimer’s.

To anyone who hasn’t been able to experience a personal, intimate relationship with God, Doug Bolton’s book is a must read.  To the person who is exhausted from doing it all alone, who has lost their way, Doug’s beautiful journey to new levels of his purposeful life, will help you feel a most loving connection with a loving Father.  You will discover that you can never fail when following God’s quiet, most directive guidance.

-Mary Reynolds, Author of Make a Difference with the Power of Compassion

 

Doug’s collection of sayings from bumper stickers and other sources provides delightful—and usually profound—insights into the spiritual truths he draws from them.

 Sue Miholer, owner of Picky, Picky Ink, her freelance writing and editing business

 

Douglas Bolton is more than just an author – he is a fresh of breath air and beacon of hope to a hurting world. He addresses issues he’s struggled within his own journey -the journey we call life. His speaks openly and honestly about his own struggles with anxiety, hopelessness and depression that brought him to the end of himself. He brings a personal perspective into his story while weaving the truth he has found in God’s word as his means of finding a purpose that is larger than himself. He has an amazing ability to connect with and motivate individuals from all walks of life and provides them with a vision that leads to life-altering breakthroughs in their own life.

Chaplain-Addiction Counselor

Michael Clark

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Although this book conquers tough topics about why we must suffer, why loved ones leave this earth so soon, or why circumstances out of our control prevent us from helping someone in need, it is truly a book of hope. Doug’s insights, devotional-style encouragement, practical suggestions, and even his sense of humor, will guide you toward to a more intimate relationship with Christ, regardless of the complex circumstances you may be facing.            

I am delighted to recommend this book to anyone who needs encouragement, but especially those who live with chronic illness or pain.

Lisa Copen

Founder of Rest Ministries, joyfully serving those with chronic illness or pain

www.restministries.org

Slogans are Misleading and Head us Down the Wrong Path

  “God Takes Care of Those who Take Care of Themselves”

This is just one example of sayings or slogans people use to justify the daily lives.

I heard a wonderful sermon by Pastor Scott Nelson of Morning Star Church in Salem, Oregon this last Sunday. I will be quoting some of his thoughts to help you understand how dangerous it is to live by these sayings.

 

“God will take care of those who take care of themselves.”

Think about that. Is that saying that he will not take care of those who can not take care of themselves? God doesn’t choose who needs taken care of. He loves us all and helps each of us to live a life that is there to glorify His name. We shouldn’t be trying to convince pe0ple that if they only tried to take care of themselves, then God would help them more.

                                     “My God doesn’t judge!”

Really? Imagine a world were there is no judgment. Everyone doing what they want with no consequences.  Actually God is the perfect judge. He is the only supreme court judge, and disciplines out of love.

Am earthly father does the same doesn’t he? he loves his children, but if they do something wrong, he also disciplines them out of love.

                  “My God lets me do what ever I want.”

This is a like combination of several religions put into one pot of soup. It’s like a person in a school cafeteria, with a tray, going along and picking out what they want to eat. They will have a variety of choices.

             “Truth is in the eyes of the beholder.”

Many people like this one because they are saying that what I do may not be right for you but it is for me. We live in a very diverse world today. People are popping up with their own little ideas what their religion should be, and they live by it.

I have same very sad news. None of these choices will lead you to  Heaven. There is only one way to get to Heaven, and it is so much easier, and less confusing than all of these choices. All you have to do is confess your sins to God and ask Him itno your heart, and you have eternal life. Remember that is the opposite of eternal death. I will not go there. I will let you figure that out.

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I made a big mistake with the last contest! I drew a name to be the winner, but I never sent him the book. Old age sure has its down moments.

My apologizes to Glynn Young of St. Louis, MO, for not sending him the book, The Missionary. He will receive an autographed copy in the mail this week.

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The new promotion is a book called, Moments this Good: The Softer Side of Alzheimer’s, written by Bonnie Nester.

Here are a couple reviews written about the book:

“Reading the chapters was like eating potato chips–as I devoured them I kept saying, ‘Just one more!'”

                                                                                              Judy McKellar

“Nester offers the reader a path to gentle acceptance, and even moments of playfulness and joy–and always, always models profound love and respect for her mother.”

                                                                      Ellen Waterson

Author of the award-winning  memoir  “Then there was No Mountain and I am Madagascar”

All you need to do to have a chance to win this wonderful book is go over to the right side bar, and click on the icon that talks about subscribing to my free online newsletter, called, Signs of Hope Press. 

Not only will you start receiving the free newsletter, but you will notice on the icon that it says you can download the Free eBook I have written called, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World.

So…you get a free newsletter-free eBook- and are placed in a free drawing for not only this feature book, but for all the future drawings.

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I have a new feature in the online newsletter. It has a new page called, Becoming Famous Before you are Famous. It will have actual rough draft chapters from a book of the same title. I will be sending out the first Chapter later today. Here is the fun part….sine it is a rough draft, I am asking each of you to proof read it, for typos, grammar mistakes, etc. Send me a message with your corrections. If you have something you think I should add to the chapter and it is used, you will be recognized in the book.