DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Occasionally a book comes along that doesn’t
just challenge you but changes you — Hunger is that book! A riveting collection
of heavenly encounters, you cannot be the same person who opened its cover when
you close it. And though we thankfully have access to a precious surplus of
Christian resources available to us, they are but a means to draw near to the
Lord. Our most urgent need continues to be actual encounters with the living
God. Hunger not only chronicles the encounters men of God have had with Him
throughout church history; it is itself a heavenly encounter. Through Hunger
readers will find: •An intensifying passion to seek and commune with God one on
one. •A deepening intimacy with the Lord as they walk with Him.•A growing
burden for souls that ignites a consuming desire to witness for Christ.•A
heightening awareness of the eternal that inspires an impassioned pursuit of
heavenly treasures. Not only will your faith in God be strengthened, your love
for Him deepened, and your relationship with Him nourished, but your hunger to
personally encounter God, Himself, will grow stubbornly unrelenting as you read
Hunger and embrace its message.
Wampler is a Missionary Evangelist who has a passionate desire to know Jesus
and to advance His Kingdom into the earth. While growing up in a Pastor’s home,
Caleb had several incredible encounters with the love of Jesus and power of the
Holy Spirit. During his elementary, junior high, and high school years his life
was marked by the starting of several prayer groups and bible studies, which
ultimately led to an evangelistic outreach that took place on his high school campus
in which hundreds of students heard the Gospel message.
He entered into youth and young adult
ministry for 6 years before meeting his future wife Harmonee, and graduating
with a ministry degree from North Central University. Caleb married Harmonee in
2010 shortly after graduation. Caleb was licensed and ordained with the
Assemblies of God before serving as Personal Assistant to Evangelist Daniel
Kolenda of Christ for all Nations. The Wampler’s are now serving in full-time
life has been marked by several supernatural encounters that began in his
childhood, and continue to this present day. As these encounters have
increased, there has been a grace to release impartation of a Kingdom lifestyle
into those that are ministered to. The Wampler’s have echoed the prayer of
Jesus, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” and
are carriers of His Kingdom into the nations of the world.
Caleb has witnessed incredible miracles
and healings and has seen countless lives changed by the power of the Gospel
from gas stations, restaurants, and shopping centers to the mission fields of
the earth. The Wampler’s minister through the preaching of the Gospel,
teaching, and the laying on of hands in Gospel Crusades, conferences,
impartation services, house meetings, and churches as the Lord has confirmed
His Word through salvations, signs, wonders, healings, and miracles. The
Wampler’s currently reside in the Orlando, FL area with their children Elisha,
Eliana and Caden.
Tell your readers a little about
yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc.
Let them get to know the personal you.
is Caleb Wampler. I’m a missionary evangelist. I travel across the world
ministering the Gospel message. I grew up in four states: California, Nebraska,
Minnesota, and Florida. I currently reside in central Florida with my wife
Harmonee, and my three kids Elisha, Eliana, and Caden. We are currently
expecting baby number four in November.
What inspired you to author Hunger: For
those who know there’s more…?
traveled about people would continue to ask me how they could find meaning in
life, and what the secret ingredient was to being to live a life of
fulfillment, purpose, a in doing something meaningful with their life. For me
the answer was an easy one. It was having a Hunger for God. The thing that made
it interesting was that in life, when we eat we are momentarily satisfied by
the food we eat. But when we eat of the things that God has to offer, we get
hungrier. So often people haven’t learned how to develop that hunger with God,
and I wanted to answer that in this book.
Where did you get the inspiration for
your book’s cover?
really a story for this one). Haha. I couldn’t find a picture that represented
spiritual hunger, and I liked the design of how this one looked when I found
Who has been the most significant
influence on you personally and as a writer?
some incredible influences in my life. My parents were always the real deal. I
grew up as a Pastors’ kid. As I met other Pastors’ kids over my life, many of
them were cold to the things of God. What I found in my life, was that my
parents were the same people in public as they were at home with me and my
sister. I saw a genuine hunger for the things of God in them.
What were your struggles or obstacles
you had to overcome to get this book written?
first time author finds, it’s not easy to get the message from your heart onto
the pages of a book. It wasn’t always easy to find moments in my busy travel
schedule to write. And when I wasn’t busy traveling I was always busy with my
little ones at home (3 kids that are 5 and under). I realized though that if I
could find the time and way to do it with the challenges I faced, that others
could glean from the insights that I felt God was giving me for them.
Tell your readers about your book.
is genuinely meant to be an experience for you. Through a blend of amazing
stories from people in history, to present-day encounters from people that are
living now, I wanted to show that the things of God were not just meant for a
special few people, but for everyone. In my life I experienced a truly living
God who wanted to have relationship with people. I want everyone to experience
what I’ve felt the Lord do in my life.
this for the people that that know there’s more to this life. I wrote it to the
people that have questions and that are searching for meaning and for purpose.
I was thinking of the people that know God is real, but that haven’t
experienced Him in the way the Bible illustrates through the amazing stories
If you were going to give one reason for
anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?
want to be stirred on the inside of your soul, then this book was written for you.
So many people are searching to fill a void on the inside that they just can’t
seem to fill. They always find their gas tanks on empty after brief moments of
What do you consider your greatest
success in life?
found an amazing woman that I have the privilege of calling my wife. I’ve got
three amazing children, with a fourth on the way that have become my joy!With that said, the true treasure of my life
is having a personal relationship with Jesus. He has taken me to heights I
didn’t know were possible, and I’ve had the privilege of introducing him to
hundreds of thousands of people in countries across the world. I want everyone
to experience Jesus, the way I’ve found Him, and He’s found me!
What one unique thing sets you apart
from other writers in your genre?
Hagan, the President of North Central University writes in his endorsement, “To
be honest, I haven’t read writers from Caleb’s generation that talk like this.
It pierced my heart.” I’ve found few peers in my generation that have written
books about this topic. I’ve heard many stories in history books, and have
heard stories from those who have gone before me. I’ve rarely heard them from
people my age.
other books, watched videos, and listened to other ministers to help find fresh
What one piece of advice do you have for
encourage them to just write. The hardest thing about writing is getting the
words out. Once the words are out of your heart, and onto the paper, it’s much
easier to rearrange them. Don’t feel like you have to get it write the very
first time. Just get it out!
Tell your readers anything else you want
If you want to be challenged, stirred, encouraged, build your
faith, and fill your heart with hope, then you need to get a copy of this book
for you and a friend. It took me years to get it out and ready for you, but it
will only take minutes for this to get into your heart and captivate you!
U.S. veteran and author, Rick Biondi, has studied world
order strategy since 1994. He earned a B.A. in political science from the
University of Washington in 1997 and made it a priority to stay on top of the
political arena. Biondi says, “COVID-19 is fueling an international crisis that
demands an international solution. It exacerbates existing tensions between the
West and the European nations. I believe it is time for the World’s leaders to
come together for a peace summit and work together to find solutions. History
does repeat itself, and in many ways, the answers can be found there.
World War II, an international monetary system was formed as well as free
trade. It worked for awhile. History also reflects the Atlantic Convention of 1962 and the
beneficial outcomes. It might not be as simple as these, but if the World’s
leaders don’t come together, nothing will change.” Biondi wrote the book, “In
Search of Capitalist Peace,” to bring attention to the need for a Peace Summit
not only to President Donald Trump but also to all the World’s leaders. Biondi
says, “I am explicitly calling for an online Capitalist Peace Exploratory
Convention so that nations can work together to recover from the Coronavirus
crisis while decreasing their respective national debt. The book is available
on Amazon for $9.99 in paperback.
“In Search of a
Capitalist Peace, (2nd Edition) calls on President Donald J. Trump to hold a
Capitalist Peace Summit before his first term ends. President Trump must
inspire world leaders to encourage their respective citizens to participate in
an online Capitalist Peace Exploratory Convention modeled on the Atlantic
Convention of 1962 during his second term. The Atlantic Convention of 1962 was
authorized by the U.S. Government in 1960 and authorized eminent citizens
acting on their own accord to explore ways to enhance the strength and unity of
the Atlantic Community. Using congressional hearings and reports, this book
documents the conveniently forgotten history of the Atlantic Union and World
Federalist movements in the U.S. Congress and beyond from 1949 to 1980. It
further records the new world disorder that emerged after world federalism was
abandoned, and the democratic peace theory was embraced. This book proposes
that citizens of all nations pursue a durable peace by perfecting capitalism.
Rick Biondi has studied world order strategy since 1994. He
earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington (1997),
studied international relations at the graduate level under Dr. Jack E. Vincent
at the University of Idaho (1998-2000), and holds an M.A. in Security
Management from American Military University (2014). Biondi is a former
executive consultant (2001-2002) for the Association to Unite the Democracies
(AUD). Rick also served on the Board of the Ashburn Institute—which was spawned
by AUD. In 2008, Biondi ran for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s 6th Congressional
District as a libertarian. Rick is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served with
the 2nd Ranger Battalion (1989-1991) and as a motorized infantryman
Today's BOOK OF THE DAY is so much on point with what is happening across the globe with child sex trafficking. The book "Predator in the House," by Joanne Parsons nails this as she weaves her characters in and out of sordid situations. This book isn't glorifying sex trafficking, in fact, it is the opposite as she hopes to raise the awareness of the public to this crime. Parsons has also declared that she will be donating the first $1,000 or proceeds to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
A child is missing, and not everyone wants her found.
Someone's out there on the streets of Boston killing sex offenders. Senator Samantha Werner demands the police find the killer after her son, John, a known drug dealer and pedophile, becomes victim number three.
Detective Karl Shea, recently retired from the Sex Crimes Unit, and diagnosed with terminal cancer, is summoned back to work exclusively to find John Werner's murderer. The problem is, he did it.
Shea acts as judge and jury when evidence implicating Werner in the disappearance of his girlfriend's daughter, Annie Hudson, is stolen from the police department. Werner is to be Shea's third and last kill.
He makes it his mission to spend his last months finding Annie and bringing her home, dead or alive. The search takes him on a trail with twists and turns leading deep into the depths of the dark world of child pornography, molestation, and trafficking.
Life wanes from Shea as he searches for Annie, and he fears time will run out as the Boston Police inch closer to identifying him as the sex offender killer, and his duplicitous wife plots against him.
It's a race to the finish in this suspense-filled novel as Karl finds the path to Annie leads him close to home.
Joanne Parsons is
fulfilling a commitment she made to herself during her career in healthcare. “I
wrote Predator in the House as an
entertaining and intriguing crime novel to raise awareness of child sex
trafficking.” She is standing behind her commitment, and is donating the first
one-thousand dollars in pre-order sales proceeds to the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children. Parsons began writing after being widowed
and retiring. She is author of two historical fiction novels, award-winning,
Kitchen Canary, and its sequel Through the Open Door.
“Predator in the
House is not a grim story of a trafficked child.” Parsons balanced the
dark subject of child sex trafficking with humor. “It’s a fast-moving cat and
mouse game between a dysfunctional married couple. Karl Shea is searching for a
missing child, his wife, Shirley, murders for the thrill. Their shared
motivation to kill sex offenders is their only bond and ties them together
until the very end.”
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review,
recently previewed the novel. “Readers who like a good investigative piece accompanied by
broader social and ethical issues will find Predator in theHouse
a provocative novel about sex offenders under close inspection, children who
vanish into a sordid world, and how a couple's fixation on ‘the kill’ changes
their lives and values.”
The eBook edition of Predator in the House is
available on Amazon at the pre-order price of $.99 until September 7, 2020.
Each purchase will contribute to a donation to the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children.
What would you do if everything you believed in was turned upside down? Your values? Your beliefs? When temptation faces you, could you avoid the temptation or would you run? Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Perfidious Agenda" by Lachelle L. Williams, explores these questions a more. Take a look at this intriguing novel.
When naïve, Vonda a.k.a.
Angel, goes to college and meets new friends, she had no idea her values would
be neglected. After listening to their intimate encounters, temptation has her
yearning to experience things the Bible would decline to sanction. As Angel
begins the journey through maturity, her future takes a detour and she becomes
a victim of circumstances. Angel soon discovers that no one is who they appear
to be, nor can anyone be trusted.
Ariela was born in
1972. She graduated B.Ed. in early childhood education and started to work as kindergarten
teacher and later she become a school teacher. Ariela has four kids. Her first book John Knows How to Multiply is aimed to explain to children
what is multiplication and to encourage them to learn multiplication by reading
about another kid that have the same problem. The book also includes exercises
and games to assist the kid memorize by heart. Ariela's second book, Dan Wants
to Run teaches the child how to take a target and work hard to get it. It
teaches the kid that the winner is not necessarily the one who one but the one
that tried hard to get his target. More books are about to come so keep
Today's book is very special as it represents the little girl in me. It isn't often that you get to read a book through the eyes of a child. Take a look at "Little Girl Goo: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth" by Renee Richardson, M.Ed.
Winner of the 21st Century
Leader Award and the Humanitarian Award American scholar Farhana Qazi tells you a
story that is unforgettable. In this new, special edition, Qazi takes you
inside the world’s most militarized zone to meet the women--peaceful
protestors, political activists, and the prime victims of a brutal war.
Discover Kashmir, a place of great beauty and immense tragedy.
This book is not
about the politics of war, but the people living inside it. Qazi shares the
true, emotional, personal stories of women, who struggle, sacrifice, and
survive against all odds. And to survive, women (and men) hold onto secrets or
they die. Kashmir is an active conflict. It is unsettling and unpredictable.
Every day, someone dies. Someone is detained. Or someone disappears. The valley
of death is also described as ‘Paradise on Earth.’ But in this land of magic
and myth, there are madmen and militaries that trample on Kashmir’s beauty.
After seven decades of war, Kashmiris go on living. They go to school. They
fall in love. They get married. Many have children. They do what seems normal,
despite the protests, politics, and paranoia of living in a place that is not
free. Qazi uses powerful storytelling to reveal the secrets of conflict.
book is a heart-breaking reminder that military occupation must end to allow
the Kashmiri people to be free. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK “A brilliant read.
book reveals why human security is a global issue.” — U.S. AMBASSADOR PRUDENCE
“Qazi gives us insights into rarely visible Kashmir. Her powerful
narrative and sensitive, brilliant storytelling, reveal her personal background
and in-depth research experiences in Kashmir. A highly skilled writer, Qazi
also provides a heart-and-soul connection for the reader that has been featured
in organized panels at the United Nations.” --LOIS A. HERMAN, UNITED NATIONS
brings the colors, smells, people and politics of Kashmir to life. The only
thing more enlightening would be to travel there yourself.” — PORTER FOX,
EDITOR OF THE AWARD-WINNING NOWHERE MAGAZINE
“Farhana Qazi, a Texan of
Pakistani descent, has written a shimmering book about her encounters with the
women of Kashmir, starting with her own mother, who joined the Pakistani Army
to fight for Kashmir. Qazi travelled to this land of haunting beauty to
interview activists and advisors, protestors and politicians, mothers and
martyrs, educators and entertainers, and more. The result is a moving journey
through what has been called “the most beautiful prison in the world.”— DEBORAH
SCROGGINS, AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST.
An American woman sets out on a journey to
understand one of Asia’s longest running wars and the role of women within it.
Farhana’s bravery, open-mindedness, intelligence and tenacity take her into
danger, real lives, raw emotions and ultimately discovery. This is a book that
must be read by those who wish to deeply understand the motivations, lives and
thoughts behind women in Kashmir.” --ROBERT YOUNG PELTON, AUTHOR AND
“Farhana Qazi’s brilliant book combines her unique
personal experience with her deep knowledge of the region, its people and its
culture to tell us a story far more information about today’s events than any
intelligence brief. And it is beautifully written--a joy to read.” --BRIAN
MICHAEL JENKINS, COUNTER-TERRORISM EXPERT
“Secrets of the Valley is an
important book that unveils the quintessential role of women in one of the most
contested areas of the world. It is a deeply touching and personal story that
pulls us closer to the women and men in Kashmir.”--SETH G. JONES, DIRECTOR,
TRANSNATIONAL THREATS PROJECT, THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL
“Farhana gives us an extraordinarily different perspective with a focus
on women. For anyone who wishes to understand this land of poets and mystics,
this is essential reading.” --AKBAR AHMED, AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT & FORMER
story of self-invention in a strange land: Farhana Qazi’s unflinching account
of her amazing journey into Kashmir as a storyteller to uncover the truths of
conflict. When Farhana Qazi arrived in Kashmir, she
was unaware of the secrets that women (and men) held close to their hearts.
These secrets, or hidden truths, were shielded from the Army in the world’s
most militarized zone so that the people could live for another day. After
meeting with political activists, prisoners, and peacemakers, Qazi knew this
was a story she had to share with the world to call attention to the ‘forever’
conflict. In writing the true, emotional stories of Kashmir, with descriptive
prose and powerful storytelling, Qazi hopes that she can engage readers and
help them discover Kashmir, a place of immense beauty and great tragedy.
Through her travels, crossing mountains between India and Pakistan, Qazi
introduces the reader to a people marked by conflict, scarred by trauma, and
yet, they live with incredible hope. They live for the right to
self-determination. They live to be free.
Winner of the 21st
Century Leader Award and the Humanitarian Award
Farhana Qazi is an American scholar, storyteller, and speaker. Her focus is
global conflicts, terrorism & violent extremism, as well as women in war
For nearly twenty years, she has traveled throughout the Muslim world to
understand political Islam, local drivers of extremism and the roots of
conflict. She offers a variety of training courses to the U.S. military and
addresses the worldwide threat.
For her service to the U.S. military, she received the 21st Century Leader
Award, presented by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New
York; and the Distinguished Humanitarian Award for her research on women in war
from Southwestern University, her alma mater.
She is the author of Secrets of the Kashmir Valley, a human-interest story
focused on the protracted conflict between India and Pakistan (2020) and other
books in the Kashmir collection. Her other work includes “Invisible Martyrs:
Inside the Secret World of Islamic Female Radicals” which explores the reasons
why Muslim women and girls turn to violent extremism (2018). Qazi received The
Benjamin Franklin Book Award in non-fiction for this book.
Farhana has appeared in the mainstream media: CNN, BBC television and radio,
Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio, Fox News, C-Span,
Bloomberg, ABC News, MSNBC, Canadian national television, Voice of America,
Al-Jazeera, and more.
To learn more about her work, visit www.farhanaqazi.com