Moussavi and Ahmadinejad in Power Struggle

What does this power struggle in Iran mean? Why does the government in control not want the rest of the world know what is going on? Who will be the leader when the dust settles?

The world is watching with sharp eyes on what is unfolding in Iran. Could this be a revolt that spreads to other Mid-East countries? Is this just a tip of the iceberg?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the verge of being one of the first Mid-East leaders to be ousted in distant memory by his own people because of his type of government. This is a government that does not allow women rights; a government that will execute a person for saying a negative word about the leadership; a government that is defiant against the world and is still making nuclear bombs.

Hossein Moussavi is still putting pressure on the government to straighten out the voting errors that the officials already admitted had more votes cast then there were voters.

The riots, defiance, and determination of the people show a new path in the Mid-East that could change the history of our world.

Could God have a hand in this? Are these nations that are under oppression waking up to realize that they have rights that they should be able to use?

There are hundreds of questions in a troubled world. Doesn’t the Bible talk directly of this? It says there will wars and rumor of wars. It says neighbors, husbands and wives, brothers, fathers and sons, will all be fighting against each other. It mentions there will be famine through-out the land. It goes on to say the there will be mighty earthquakes.

Time for a wake up call? All of these things are happening right now in our world. A tsunami killed thousands of people in one day. There people killing each other in Iraq, Afghanistan. In Iraq 80 people were killed by one suicide bomber.

Whose history is this? Who? Look at the word history: his story. It is God’s story! God and man living in this world. One (God) trying to love and reach out. The other (man) turning his back on God, and trying to look significant within himself without God.

Almost everything you see in the world as far as violence is caused by one person who seeks power, or wants attention drawn to him. Khomeini is a man that is seeking power. He is trying to draw attention to himself. Mousavi is a man that is trying to help his country and its people.

Two opposite views. One is destructive. The other is trying to help the way his people live.

The bottom line is that Iran is a country that at this time wants power not only with nuclear weapons, but through dictatorship over its people. This can not and will not prevail. The people of Iran are letting the leaders know they will not let that happen anymore. People are dying for what they believe.

I saw a video that was awful. It was of a very young man taking his last breaths because of a bullet that went through his heart. It turns out he was an innocent by stander, but the bullets flew and he was in the line of fire.

We will all keep our eyes and ears focused on this uprising. We will hope the people will prevail. God is watching, and He already knows the outcome. Let’s hope He is merciful and allows the people to have a voice, and win.

It is hard to write this because there is no happy ending I can write for you. It is an on going drama. I am a writer that likes a beginning a middle and an end. It is not happening. I will pray for a good outcome.

I now want to tell you about one of the new books that will be given away free in a drawing coming up on July 15th. The book is called, Three Cups of Tea. It has been the # 1 selling book for 150 weeks straight. It is written by David Relin for Greg Mortenson. Greg had an incredible story to tell about his quest to help the women of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He had to figure a way to get past the Taliban warriors. They had control, and didn’t want the children to learn anything, but what they brain washed them to learn. The Taliban were also teaching the young boys to become soldiers to kill the enemy.

Greg’s story is a must read, and was written with extreme accuracy by David Relin. The story is about bravery. It is about victories. It is about sadness. It is about passion for others. Greg Mortenson not only found a way to get around the Taliban, but he built hundreds of schools for the children of those two countries, and changed their future forever.

All you have to do to have a chance to receive this book, that is autographed by David Relin, is to subscribe to the great free newsletter that comes out about twice a month. You can do that by going to the right side bar and click on the icon that says, Sign up for my free newsletter and get the free eBook, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World.

That’s right, not only do you have a chance to win the great book, Three Cups of Tea, but just for subscribing you will be able to download, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a troubled World, instantly! There will also be a drawing for Three Cups of Tea.

Do it now. I can’t tell you how many people later told me that they were going to subscribe to try to win, but forgot! Don’t be sorry you missed out. Even if you do not win, Three Cups of tea, you will have the eBook that has many ways to cope in a not so friendly world.


Latest List of the Best Selling Books That will be Given Away.

Latest List of the Best Selling Books to be given Away.


Before I get into naming some future books that will be given away, I want to remind you that the book, How to Win Over Worry, is the current book that will given away in our next drawing. The book is very timely and helps you to:


  • Improve your home life.
  • Increase your financial security.
  • Control negative feelings.
  • Handle put-downs and criticism.
  • Control your thoughts.
  • Catch the habit of optimistic living.
  • Improve your health.
  • Develop the capacity for enthusiasm.
  • Deal with people confidently.
  • Enjoy boundless energy.
  • Say goodbye to boredom.
  • Overcome the crippling misery of guilt.
  • Maintain serenity in the midst of trouble.
  • Utilize the privilege of prayer.


I am sure one of those is haunting you because of the current economy. I know at least a couple of them I had to deal with. This book has sold over 2 million copies.


The drawing will be held on June 15th. Get your subscription in NOW! Don’t think you will do it later. You will forget like I do so often. It just takes a minute to got over to the right side bar and click on “Sign up for my free newsletter.” You then follow the short directions after that. That is it!! When you do that you are in all future drawing for books that you see below plus the current book.


I thought you might like to see the great list of books that will be given away in the coming months. Many of these are best selling books with author’s autographs in them. I have been very lucky to meet so many outstanding authors. The benefit of being an author is that you know when and where other authors are speaking or doing a signing. Here is the list. It will continue to change as I obtain new books. All of these books are brand new. No used ones are allowed:


  • A brilliant Teacher- Written by Steve Rhine & Toby Abraham-Rhine.


Three Children, two parents and twenty-nine countries! Find out what happens to a Family that travels the world on a “shoestring.” (Autographed)



  • Moments This Good-Written by Bonnie Nester


While sharing the experiences of Ruth, an often colorful character, you will realize that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is not the time to set a loved one aside to live out a life of confusion and loneliness. (Autographed)


  • Retribution: City of GodSeries- Written by Randall Ingermanson


The City of God seethes with rage against Imperial Rome…and in an act of unspeakable brutality, Rome takes deadly retribution. War looms on the horizon…but one woman already knows the outcome. (Autographed)


* Randy Ingermanson is an award winning author who has won the prestigious Christy Award, which is the award for the best Christian book of the year.


  • The Shack- Written by William Paul Young


Mackenzie Allen Phillip’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation. There is evidence found that she may have been brutally murdered in a Shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. (Autographed)



This book has been number one of the best selling list for 50 weeks straight. This is your chance to win a book with the author’s autograph and personal note in it. I personally was able to sit with Paul Young and talk to him. I posted some of the conversation in an earlier post. I will be putting the rest of our talk in a future post.


  • The Poet of Baghdad-Written by Jo Tatchell


In the winter of 1979 Nabeel Yasin, Iraq’s most famous poet, gathered together a handful of belongings and fled Iraq with his wife and son. He left because there had been brutal beatings, by the secret police. He also faced certain death if he stayed.


  • Three Cups of Tea- by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin


This is a remarkable story of one man’s quest to build schools in a war torn Pakistan right in the Taliban’s backyard. You will read of terrible hardships, costly mistakes, and an inspiring story of the Pakistan women and their determination to have a better life. (Autographed)


This book has been the number one selling book in its category for 150 weeks straight!!


  • Where is God When it Hurts- Written by Philip Yancey


This is an exploration of the many baffling and difficult issues surrounding the mystery of pain whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. This book helps us understand why we suffer and how to cope with it.


This book personally helped me through some tough physical aliments I had from 2004-2008. It was my life blood in a time of confusion, and hurt.


  • Happiness is a Choice: Symptoms, Causes and Cures of Depression-Written by Frank Minirth, M.D. and Paul Meier, M.D.


What are the symptoms of depression?

What are the primary sources of all emotional pain?

What personality dynamics lead to depression?

How should you deal with anger and anxiety?

What medical treatments are available?


  • Daily Inspiration for the Purpose driven Life-Written by Rick Warren.


Scripture and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose. This is a companion to the blockbuster book, The Purpose Driven Life. That book broke every conceivable record for modern day books for sales.


  • Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed?-Written by Dr. Arch Hart, and Dr. Catherine Hart Weber.


Is your teen simply acting like a hormone-raging teenager, or actually suffering from too much stress or even depression?


As a parent, you can become your teen’s most valuable support through the turbulent teen years. Discover how you can become a safe place, partnering with your teen to get better, grow through challenges and lead a happy and emotionally healthy life!


  • The Echoing Green: the Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and The Shot Heard Round the World- Written by Joshua Prager.


I huge switch in topic here. I am a huge baseball fan, and this book is about an incident I as a 11 year old boy. A boy that idolized many players, like Mickey mantle, Willie Maze, Duke Snider, Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and on and on. I actually stayed in the hotel where Jackson supposedly took the bribe to throw the World Series. This book was named book of the year by the Washington Post.


The story is about the most famous play in sports history! It all happened at 3:58 P.M. on October 3rd, 1951. Booby Thompson was the batter and Ralph Branca was the pitcher. A must read by all baseball fans.


* There will be even more books named in the next post that comes out in a few days. Let’s just say that you need to subscribe now to know you have a chance to win one of forty or more top selling books. There is no limit as to how many you can win.






Endorsement for Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind Coming in

Another endorsement came in today for Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life beyond Bumper Stickers.

I really appreciate the wonderful support.

If you want to see why there are great endorsements coming in, subcribe to the online newsletter that has excerpts from the book. If you do subsribe you will also have a chance to win the book, How to Win Over Worry. Read yesterday’s post to see what all is in that book. Only those who are subscribed have a chance to win it.

Here is the latest endoresement:

To anyone who hasn’t been able to experience a personal, intimate relationship with God, Doug Bolton’s book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life Beyond Bumper Stickers 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

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