LISTEN: Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Cornelius and Heather Lindsey, on BC Book Review Show #284

Welcome to the BC Book Review. We are so glad that you have tuned in. The authors that we are featuring today are, Oprah Winfrey, author of “Food, Health, and Happiness”; Steve Harvey, author of “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance”; and Cornelius Lindsey and Heather Lindsey, author of “Fighting Together”. The purpose of this show is to feature wholesome faith-based books, to encourage you to buy these books for yourself and for others and to see lives changed for God’s glory.

First up today is Oprah Winfrey, author of “Food, Health, and Happiness”

Here’s a little information about Oprah Winfrey

Over the course of her esteemed career, OPRAH WINFREY has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most influential and admired public figures in the world today.

Now, here’s a short description of the book, “Food, Health, and Happiness”

Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It’s been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. In Food, Health, and Happiness, Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world. Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures like Unfried Chicken and Turkey Chili, to such celebrations of freshness as Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad and Pasta Primavera, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.

Now, here’s a brief review of the book, “Food, Health, and Happiness”

You’ve seen here on TV, in magazines, and in books, now she is back with a beautifully created cookbook with words encouragement and many brilliant pictures. Whether you’re an everyday housewife or gourmet chef, the recipes are designed to improve your eating habits. The accompanying stories from Oprah’s life are interesting side lights, kind of like seating at her dining room table listening to her tell her life story as only she can. We highly recommend this book.

Visit Oprah Winfrey online at

“Food, Health, and Happiness” is published by Flatiron Books. Be sure to get your copy from your local bookstore or from or

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Next up is Steve Harvey, author of “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance”

Here’s a little information about Steve Harvey

The author of Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man; and Straight Talk, No Chaser, Steve Harvey began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a stand-up comedian led to the WB’s hit show The Steve Harvey Show, which has won multiple NAACP Image Awards. He was featured in Spike Lee’s film The Original Kings of Comedy. In addition to his nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve hosts a daily talk show on NBC, is the gameshow host for Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, and most recently NBC’s top rated new show, Little Big Shots. A philanthropist, he is the founder of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois.

Here’s a short description of the book, “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance”

The number-one New York Times bestselling author shares the secret of his success and teaches you how to achieve the blessed full life that belongs to you

On January 13, 2016, at the close of a taping of Family Feud, Steve Harvey spontaneously began to speak. Not knowing that the cameras were still rolling, the $100 million-dollar host offered his studio audience insights into his own happiness and success. His staff, also moved by Steve’s passionate words, shared the riveting six-minute video on social media. The clip immediately went viral, with more than 58 million views worldwide!

In this very personal and illuminating guide, the #1 New York Times bestselling author elaborates on those spontaneous remarks. His message is simple: You need to JUMP like your life depends on it—because it does—if you truly want a life of peace and abundance.

Jump explores seven vulnerable “seasons” in the Emmy Award-winner life: being homeless and living out of his car, flunking out of college, enduring the emotional turmoil of a second failed marriage, risking stability to pursue his dream of television stardom, overcoming the Miss Universe mishap, blending his family, and owing the Internal Revenue Service $20 million. Steve uses these uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach you what it means to JUMP:

· Identifying the lesson and the blessing in all that life brings our way;
· Isolating particular moments when we must be still and when we must take action;
· Implementing “humble aggression” to achieve our dreams;
· Placing past mistakes in our rearview mirror and creating a fresh life story;
· Letting go of people who are weighing us down;
· Taking responsibility in the face of adversity.

At the heart of this mesmerizing read is faith—the confidence in knowing that leaping will elevate our lives, and that we will be caught when we fall. Don’t stand on the cliff of life and watch others soar by, Steve tells us. If you take a leap of faith, God will open your parachute and “Give you life more abundantly.”

Life is an incredible journey. It’s not good enough to exist—you need to live. You need to JUMP—to take a leap of faith, a risk toward the rich life God has planned for you.

Now, here’s a brief review of the book, “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance”

You know Steve Harvey from his days as a comedian and now a talk show host but in the pages of this book, you will find a man who skillfully combines humor and honesty to share important life lessons to help readers achieve their potential and live their best lives. Each story is relatable and his perspective is unique and everyone from all walks of life will find themselves somewhere in this book seeing advice, learning a lesson, starting over, or getting ready to jump. We highly recommend this book.

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“Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance” is published by Amistad. Be sure to get your copy from your local bookstore or from or

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Next up is Cornelius Lindsey and Heather Lindsey, author of “Fighting Together”

Here’s a little information about Cornelius Lindsey and Heather Lindsey

Cornelius Lindsey (born August 16, 1986) is an American trailblazer, international speaker, pastor, and author. He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Gathering Oasis Church, a non-denominational church that is located in the Greater Atlanta area. He is the author of eight books, most notably So You Want to Be a Man?, I’m Married. Now, What?, and The Imperfect Family Man. Other aspects of Lindsey’s ministry include his annual men’s conference, his non-profit organization, “The Man Cave Society”, and his YouTube channel that airs monthly bible studies on Christian manhood, fatherhood, and leadership. His YouTube channel has drawn nearly 300,000 views and his conferences bring together men from countries across the world.

Heather is the founder of The Pinky Promise, an organization that promotes honoring God with your life & body whether single or married. Pinky Promise was founded in January 2012 and has grown to over 50,000 women making a promise to honor God with their life. Founder, Heather challenges teens, young adults and women to rise above cultural pressures and to stay determined to live for Christ regardless of their circumstances. Facing consequences women in previous generations couldn’t imagine, ladies receive straight talk from Heather on how to say no in a yes society.

A native of Michigan, Heather was the 10th of 23 children adopted by her parents. Raised in a home with brothers and sisters of different nationalities, she learned early lessons in diversity and applies those in her dynamic presentations. Heather has written five best selling books including Pink Lips & Empty Hearts, A Perfect Recipe, Dusty Crowns, The Runaway Bride and The Purpose Room. Today, Heather and her husband Cornelius live in Atlanta, GA. In January 2013 they launched The Gathering Oasis– Church in Atlanta, GA.

Cornelius and Heather are the proud parents of two children, Logan and Taylor. In their spare time, they enjoy working out in the gym, traveling, preaching, and spending quality time together.

Now, here’s a short description of the book, “Fighting Together”

Marriage is a beautiful union ordained by God that is unfortunately under great attack in our society. Our world can only be as strong as the nations. The nations can only be as strong as its communities. The communities can only be as strong as its families, and families can only be as strong as the marriages. If the marriages fail, then so goes the families, the communities, the nations, and the world. Cornelius and Heather have joined together to combat this attack by encouraging husbands and wives to fight together instead of fighting each other. They share many of their personal stories about contemplating divorce, healing their marriage, and learning how to balance family life and ministry. You can expect to learn the principles of fighting together, defining the purpose of your marriage, the significance of Husbands leading, as Wives fulfill the role of Helpmeet, and much more.

Now, here’s a brief review of the book, “Fighting Together”

A must read for married couples. This book is filled with godly wisdom and advice on how to face and deal with typical issues in marriage including trust, healing, finances, extended family, and intimacy. It encourages couples to fight together for their marriage instead of tearing each other down. Though they do not tout themselves to be marriage experts, this husband and wife team transparently share their experiences with the aim of changing minds and hearts. We highly recommend this book.

Visit Cornelius Lindsey and Heather Lindsey online at and

“Fighting Together” is published by Cornelius Lindsey Enterprises. Be sure to get your copy from your local bookstore or from or


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Remember, if you don’t know Christ as Saviour, John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you want to trust Christ as your Saviour, believe in your heart that he died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

For the saints, “Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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