Author Reception: Meet Authors & Artists who celebrate love, light & LIFE!

STEP INTO THE RIVER: Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Woodmont Bible Church 3440 Stokesmont Road, Nashville, TN 37215

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          Author Reception: Meet Authors & Artists who celebrate love, light & LIFE!

Come and enjoy an evening of live music & art surrounded by select acrylic paintings from the Jack Weil Collection.

Feel as if you are walking through the New Jerusalem!

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Meet the Authors and Artists:


TN State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver

Terri Lynn Weaver

Terri Lynn is an award – winning gospel singer/songwriter, and has traveled the nation over 30 years in the music industry. She and her husband, Mike live in Lancaster Tennessee, where they are very active in their community. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother of two. One day while holding her firstborn grandson she asked herself, “what kind of world will he grow up in and what can be done to influence that world? “Never giving any thought that one day she would be involved in politics, an opportunity to serve was presented, she excepted the challenge and answer the call to public service. State Representative Weaver is serving her third term in the General Assembly. Representative Weaver was Secretary of the House Transportation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Sub-Committee of Transportation, and a member of the Agricultural Community. Believing that she was called to office quote for such a time as this quote to be salt and light, she brings her strong biblical worldview to the political arena.


Anne SeveranceAnne Severance picture in white SAVED for BOOK TSP Gold frame

Formerly East Coast Acquisitions Editor for Zondervan Publishing House, Anne Severance is currently a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She has worked with numerous other publishers, including Ballentine Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bethany House Publishers, Harvest House, and Chosen Books of Baker Book House. Her author list includes Chris Mitchell- News Bureau Chief with CBN News & Middle East Bureau Chief on the front lines of Israel’s history from Jerusalem; Calvin Miller; Don Finto of Caleb Company, and award-winning novelist Beverly Lewis, with a career total of nearly 400 books over the past 48 years. Through the books she has written and edited and the prayer she has sown into many ministries, she desires to touch the nations for the glory of God!

Send Gifts & Contributions to: 541 Bancroft Way, Franklin, TN 37064




 The Reverend Sam Clarke

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Holy One of Israel

Sam is a retired Episcopal/Anglican minister. He served congregations in Tennessee and Florida. In January 2007, he was called by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Jerusalem, to be the first director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The partnership between Yad Vashem and ICEJ represents a huge breakthrough in Jewish-Christian relations. Yad Vashem is a venerated institution in Israel. Most Jews consider the Holocaust as a horror that happened in “Christian Germany” and in “Christian Europe.”  The idea of establishing a Christian office at Yad Vashem would not have been possible without years of building trust with the ICEJ. It was an incredible honor for Sam to have been selected to serve as the first director.  Sam currently attends Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Marianne, specialize in teaching the Hebrew roots of Christianity and the history of Jewish-Christians relations. He is the author of the book “The Holy One of Israel and His Chosen People: Understanding the Biblical Relationship between Israel and the Church.”  Sam and Marianne Clarke have five children and ten grandchildren. They live on Marianne’s family farm in Franklin, Tennessee.

Contributions may be made to:
Gateway at 4197 Clovercroft Road, Franklin, TN. 37067.



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For the past 30 years, radio host, author, speaker, accomplished pianist, and black belt in Hapkido, Peter has personally traveled the path of the family caregiver. His wisdom and insight are hard won, and wryly shares that he “…has had ample time to make virtually every mistake one can make as a caregiver!”
In an unparalleled journey with his wife Gracie, he has navigated a medical nightmare that has mushroomed to 78 operations, the amputation of both of Gracie’s legs, treatment by more than 80 doctors in 12 hospitals, 7 medical insurance companies, and $10 million in medical bills.
Earning a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University, Peter is an accomplished pianist and often incorporates his expressive style of music into his presentations as he entertains, inspires, and challenges audiences from all walks of life.
Since 2013, he has carried his message of health and hope for the caregiver to the airwaves, hosting his own weekly show on 1510 WLAC (IHEART) in Nashville. In September 2017, Peter’s show for caregivers became the first to go syndication. His book, Hope for the Caregiver (Worthy Inspired, October 2015) provides practical tools and encouragement for the caregiver. Now in a fourth printing, it also recently returned for a fourth time to #1 caregiving book on Kindle. Peter recently released a new book titled, 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them. In addition, he recently released a new CD titled Songs for the Caregiver.
In addition, Caregivers With Hope provides invaluable tools to counselors, clergy, medical practitioners, employers and businesses faced with addressing the needs of the caregiver. Peter also serves as the president of Standing with Hope Inc., a nonprofit evangelical prosthetic limb outreach to developing countries.
Peter and Gracie reside in Nashville, TN.



Laurie Cardoza-Moore 

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Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s impact as a respected thought leader and recognized voice of support for Israel on the global stage is now entering a second decade in her achievement of significant results.

As the Founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), she has tirelessly devoted the efforts of her organizational reach to cast a powerful focus on educating and activating Christians on their biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the State of Israel.

With both a background in media and film production and with an extensive experience in private enterprise, community advocacy initiatives and grassroots mobilization, Cardoza-Moore’s strength of leadership has been the undeniable key to the growth of PJTN over the last decade.  From its organizational inception in 2005, PJTN has to date reached more than 200 nations and an estimated 800 million potential viewers with award winning television and film productions highlighting pro-Israel messaging.

As an early agenda, Laurie’s efforts were responsible for the secured passage of HJR 960, a resolution to support the State of Israel in The Tennessee State General Assembly. Building on that success, she has since led strategic PJTN initiatives for Israel’s interests in 47 States across America as well as in 11 foreign nations.

 In 2017, PJTN’s Campus Community Project will focus a strong lens on both the anti-Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel that is receiving global attention as well as on further combating the alarming rise of increasingly violent incidents of anti-Semitism, both on US campuses and abroad.  The strength behind the strategy of PJTN is Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s ability to educate, energize and mobilize the grassroots power of her support base –PJTN Watchmen –who number in the thousands—to take action in support of Israel and to educate their individual legislators on important policy to positively impact the agenda at hand .

 Laurie Cardoza-Moore has been a leading voice nationally in spearheading the formation of a coalition to expose the anti-Semitic, anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Christian content in American textbooks K-12.  From her grassroots efforts in Tennessee, the coalition identified flawed textbook review procedures and conceived methods recommended for local communities nationwide to effectively review and call for corrective changes through legislation to protect the integrity of messaging for educational materials being utilized by America’s children.  She remains committed to this ongoing campaign.

Accolades and awards for her work have been notable and frequent.

She has been awarded both the “Friend of Israel Award” by The Center For Jewish Awareness and the “Goodwill Ambassador to Israel Award” given by Israel Consul General based in Atlanta.

In 2017 she was named one of the “Top 100 People Positively Impacting Israel” by America’s fastest growing Jewish newspapers online, Algemeiner.

She currently serves at the request of The World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) as a Special Envoy to the UN in support of Israel’s interests for their more than 800 million Christian participates.

In a move to harness media content production as a central force for her messaging, Laurie initiated PJTN’s production of an episodic TV series, Focus On Israel, which is now seen globally on a major programming schedule of more than a dozen Christian affiliated over-air and satellite networks including God TV, Daystar and Total Living Network. Relevant with today’s headlines, the now award winning series sharply focuses a 30 minute segment devoted to exploring and educating viewers on various aspects of Israel’s history, cultural importance and current challenges facing both the land and the Jewish people.

Laurie serves as a key member of the President’s Council of The National Religious Broadcasters, (NRB), steering organization of the annual NRB convention which draws the topline of worldwide  Christian broadcasters and media professionals.  Central to her involvement is the presentation annually since 2006 of PJTN’s International Christian Prayer & Action Event for Israel which serves as both a major organizational fund raising effort and an ambitious outreach in taking the core message in support of Israel wider through media.

She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from the Latin University of Theology in recognition of her commitment to the veracity of the Holy Scriptures and God’s Covenant to Israel and the Jewish people.

Paramount to Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s global initiate to educate and activate Christians on their biblical mandate to support Israel is PJTN’s creative focus on the in house in production of unique documentary films. Their initial release (2006) of Lest We Forget, focused on the history of Islamofachism and the war the US and Israel have waged.  It received honors that included both Emmy and Telly Award recognition as well as a feature selection at the Liberty Film Festival. The release of TheForgotten People: Christianity and the Holocaust (2009) was meet with critical acclaim for its painstakingly crafted re-visit to the roots of anti-Semitism, the rise of Nazi Germany horrors, and the birth of a “new” anti-Semitism, formed from a coalition of far right, the left, and radical Islam influences.  Israel Indivisible: The Case For The Ancient Homeland (2013) provided the irrefutable answers to the loudening drumbeat of the world to divide the nation of Israel. The in-depth focus on the historical, archeological, legal and biblical rights of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland brought wide media attention and resulting honors that included a Telly Award, a Gold Award from the International Independent Film Awards, as well as Emmy Award consideration.  To date, PJTN productions under the creative direction of two time Emmy Award winning director Stan Moore have earned more than 20 major awards of excellence in the film industry.

 2017 will mark the release by PJTN of Boycott This!a film documentary that embarks ona worldwide exploration to expose truth and educate viewers on the rise of a new wave of anti-Semitism being aimed at Israel through the Boycott, Divestment & Sanction movement (BDS) being seen globally.

 She has been seen and heard by millions in her frequent  media guesting on outlets such as Fox News, CNN, as well as on major Christian and mainstream TV and  radio outlets too numerous to mention.

From the Vatican to Washington DC, to Jerusalem and in statehouses across America, Laurie Cardoza-Moore is a trusted ally to Christians, Jews and people of conscience.  A soft power leader changing and challenging institutional bias, Laurie works across the spectrum of educational, media and legislative sectors.  Laurie invites you to join and share PJTN with your family, friends and community.



 Connie Smith

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Never Lose Heart

Grounded in His love Connie Smith grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Marketing and has spent most of her career in Nashville in the healthcare and publishing industries. After a particularly difficult, searching time in her life, she came to a life-changing illumination about God and His endless, faithful love. Through the process of learning to let go of her failures and her striving to gain God’s approval, this revelation unfolded in an undeniable way—through random hearts in nature. She began seeing them everywhere—in a rain puddle, in the cement sidewalk, in the bark of a towering tree trunk, in a strip of chipped road paint, or even in a piece of trash on the side of the road. The more hearts she encountered, the more significant they became in her life— a confirmation of God’s presence and His unconditional, relentless love. This deluge of love was so powerful and brought such life to the desolate places of her soul, that she knew it was not just for her. It was meant to be shared with the world.

Never Lose Heart: Hope for the Journey was born out of Connie’s journey and her discovery of God’s grace as she had never known it before. Featuring 52 heart images captured with her iPhone, unaltered and just as she found them, this inspirational gift book is intended to be read as a love letter from God, offering hope, encouragement, and comfort amid life’s challenges. Two years later, she wrote Grounded in His Love: Life Made Beautiful, the follow-up to Never Lose Heart. This November, she will be releasing her third book in the series, Lifted by You: A Heart Changed by Perfect Love, which is written back to God as a response to the first two books.
One of the greatest joys Connie has found from writing/publishing her books is to see how friends and readers have been inspired to see God’s love all around them. A community gallery showcasing these beautiful heart images (and powerful messages from God) can be found on her web site at  


Melissa Stamper

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Born in the South, Melissa Stamper hails from a state rich in music heritage. Her first solo was “Old Rugged Cross” at four years old on the altar of Bay Springs Baptist Church in the flat woods of Chopin, Louisiana. Yet, it would be years later before she began to understand what that song truly meant. A survivor of a childhood sexual abuse, music was the only constant in her life until she me the Lord at the tender age of fifteen.

An experienced recording artist, Melissa has logged many hours in the studio doing demo work for local songwriters as well as recording jingles for local advertisers in Louisiana. At the age of eighteen, she produced and hosted her own television program called “Lookin’ Up” which showcased local Christian artists and musicians. This experience instilled in her the fortitude for a mission that would change lives.

In 2002, Melissa founded the “Miss Plus America Pageant” which is an exclusive contest for plus size women. “Experiencing verbal abuse because of my size took me to places of great despair in my life; and I knew I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. Discrimination because of size has been described as the last form of acceptable prejudice. Something had to be done.” This endeavor has afforded teens and women of all ages to express themselves freely without fear of this discrimination. All delegates support and promote charitable organizations. “This is a ministry. The crown does more than remind plus size women they are fearfully and wonderfully made; it creates an avenue in which to help others.” With a pristine reputation, the Miss Plus America pageant is the most recognizable exclusive plus size competition in the world.

For singer/songwriter Melissa Stamper, this kind of reaching out to others is the driving force behind her journey as an artist of Contemporary Christian Music.  With a raw vocal power, Melissa’s intention to stir the heart is palpable from the outset of each note she sings.




 Allison Pearson 

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After facing the personal tragedy of losing a loved one to terminal illness, Allison Pearson began her quest to seek God for answers. She quickly learned that her confession of faith as a Christian most of her life had been nothing more than a “title” than it had been an actual relationship with God. Revelation after revelation revealed to her the love of God and opened the eyes of her understanding to her new identity in the finished work of Jesus Christ and all that His blood has atoned for. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and God’s perfect will for healing, Allison created  “A Letter From Jesus On Healing”. This powerful message proclaims the finished work of Christ and how it applies not only to healing for your mind and body, but how it applies to all ares of your life. Passionate about healing for the saints, Allison has made this life transforming message available as  a scrolled letter, a  dramatized audio CD which brings to life the written message, as well as a beautiful and unique healing gift set on her Letters From Jesus website. 

Letters from Jesus

Letters from Jesus Gift Set


 Beverly Joan Boulware

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Harry and Eddie: The Friendship That Changed the World

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Beverly Joan Boulware is a literacy specialist who has taught elementary children and middle grades learners. She encourages them to understand and use language through reading, classroom discussion and creative writing. Her love of words and books are evidenced by her enthusiastic teaching, numerous presentations at educational conferences and scholarly publications in literacy journals. Dr. Boulware received her Doctorate degree in Reading Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Presently she is a Professor of Literacy Education at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the College of Education.

Chris Mitchell


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While the world’s attention turns more toward the Middle East, CBN viewers have grown to appreciate Chris Mitchell’s timely reports from this explosive region. Mitchell brings a biblical and prophetic perspective to these daily news events that shape our world. Mitchell began reporting on the Middle East in the mid-1990s and in August, 2000, moved to Jerusalem to establish the CBN News Bureau. Since then, he s reported from the front lines of the region, traveling to Mideast countries on a regular basis. He has also reported on the tragic rise of Christian persecution throughout the region. Mitchell s stories are seen on CBN s The 700 Club on nationwide cable, as well as the other CBN News programs. Mitchell wrote Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East in 2013, tracking the many historic and prophetic trends that show Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of history and prophecy and that history s final chapter will be written in Jerusalem. In December 2014, Mitchell authored Destination Jerusalem: ISIS, Convert or Die, Christian Persecution and Preparing for the Days Ahead. Destination Jerusalem records the profound changes in the region wrought by the rise of ISIS, Iran s nuclear program and the dangers of Hamas A native of the Boston area, Mitchell earned a B.A. in History at the University of New Hampshire in 1975. In 1987, he graduated with honors from Regent University, earning an M.A. in Communication, and has been entered into Regent University s Hall of Fame. After more than a quarter of a century with CBN, Mitchell s goal can be found in I Chronicles 12:32: to provide viewers with an understanding of the times for such a time as this. (Chris Mitchell’s books will be available at this reception while he will be in Israel)

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 John Governor

Anti Christ Coming Soon in 3 D and Planet Earth's Last Mysteries by John A Lee

 AntiChrist Coming Soon in 3D and Planet Earth’s Last Mysteries bySigns
evidence and prophecy that help explain current events, and provide insights into our fast changing and challenging world. Available from AMI, PO Box 3083, Brentwood, TN 37024, USA


 Marty Goetz and Misha 

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The ministry of Marty Goetz and Misha embodies the Father’s love for His people and a father’s love for his daughter.

Recently, Marty and Misha released L’DorV’Dor: From Generation to Generation, a one of a kind collaborative worship album featuring enchanting new tracks such as ‘Ruth’s Song’ and ‘Yeshua’, as well as favorite Marty Goetz classics, including ‘More Than the Watchman’ and ‘We Being Many’.

This is Marty Goetz’s 11th album, and Misha’s second. L’dorV’dorblends both Marty and Misha’s styles of worship, along with vocal chemistry unique to a father and his daughter. Listeners and viewers are sure to be inspired and encouraged by the music and by the beautiful relationship shared by this duo.

In a culture suffering from intergenerational turmoil and disintegrating families the on-stage ministry and interaction between this father and daughter brings hope and healing.

In Jewish tradition, there is a special emphasis placed on generational blessing and the transferring of values and scripture from one generation to the next. It is known simply as L’dorV’dor, which translates to From Generation to Generation. These blessings can be spiritual, financial, academic, or any number of things, but for Marty and Misha the generational blessing has always been musical.

This album represents the sharing of those blessings; from Marty to Misha; from generation to generation; “L’dorV’dor.” As a team, they strive to create worship music that is beautiful, meaningful, and scriptural. Their desire is that through their ministry, people would be blessed, touched, healed, and restored, both relationally and spiritually.

Lucy Karen Clay

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LUCY KAREN CLAY, is a graduate of Baylor University, is the founder and owner of Expressways To Learning—TN™, dedicated to educating children and adults who learn differently. She also founded The Simplicity Project Wellness Initiative for the purpose of raising awareness and providing education and advocacy for those facing end-of-life decisions. Lucy lives in a small cottage in Nashville, Tennessee,  loves to paint and spend time at Radnor Lake. She is available for speaking engagements related to education and end-of-life initiatives. For more information about these issues, paintings, note cards and gifts, you may contact her at: PO Box 150752 Nashville, TN 37215, Call (615) -977-8665 or Or

It was an unlikely match—Jewish man and Gentile woman. But their meeting ignited an incendiary love that transcended all barriers of faith, social background, and societal norms. Their life together, however, would be brief. They would be living and loving on borrowed time. . . . This book is much more than the extraordinary true story of the love of a man for a woman. It is the moving account of a father’s unconditional love for his beloved son and the passionate heart-cry of God for His broken Bride. Yet, stalking the bliss and beauty of these relationships is an intruder bent on destruction. ISIS, spreading radical Islamic terrorism and its associated evils is not the only threat to life, love, and civilization as we know it. The culture of death has metastasized to the very institutions that have vowed to preserve and protect life. The enemy of our souls often comes in disguise. Sometimes as an angel of light . . . or even as an angel of mercy! This is also an urgent warning to those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear” what evil may lurk in the most unexpected places—even within agencies and institutions pledged to bring healing and hope. By no means is this book intended to discredit the noble work of most hospitals and caregiving agencies. In a growing number of cases, however, end-of-life procedures—without regard for a patient’s stated wishes—hasten death before its time. It is called “stealth euthanasia”—a reality that “Jacob” and “Rachel” would come to understand all too well. . . .a holocaust of another kind. In her landmark book, Lucy Karen Clay highlights the grim scenario for too many of our most vulnerable—among them, those weakened by even well-intentioned caregivers. As a champion for these who have no voice, she provides rich resources for defending one’s Choice To LIVE! May her journey with “Jacob” alert readers to take the necessary legal—and spiritual—measures to ensure that every love story—and every life—has a happy ending.

BETROTHED: Committed to Love, Light & LIFE!

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By Jack Weil


For the LORD dwells in Zion.

Joel 3:21

November 2, 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

What is the Balfour Declaration? A letter issued by the British government favoring the establishment of a national home for the Jewish People began the process of fulfilling Bible prophecy concerning Israel in these last days.

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