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THE GREATEST MOMENT Reaching Thousands

THE GREATEST MOMENT has reached out to, and touched, thousands.

For this, Lord, we thank you, and for so much more!

Here are some of the readers’ comments and reviews:


The Greatest Moment delivers a message right from the heart of God with compassion and clarity. It will capture your attention and spark the awakening your soul is longing for.

—Patricia Kuehl
Executive Assistant, Educator, Former Director of Christian Education at Calvary Temple in Portland, Oregon


“Fall in love with God”

Calvin Tadema writes, “If you haven’t read through the Bible, The Greatest Moment will whet your appetite. If you have, this book will spark your memory with new and creative insights. The message of the book treats the Scripture as an old friend, revealing a continuity that comes from a deep relationship by the author.”

See his complete review and others on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1WNxHUm


The Greatest Moment “speaks to those who know their Bible and those who do not.”

Stanley C. Baldwin writes, “I must confess I began reading this book with more than a little skepticism, simply because I am so jaded with superlative claims for practically everything in the marketplace, whether institutions, products, services, or books. All of them are the ‘greatest.’ As I began reading The Greatest Moment, I soon discovered that some claims of great, greater, and greatest are both legitimate and important. Jesus himself spoke of greatest commandments, prophets, acts, and attitudes.

Once past my initial skepticism, I found a writing style that intrigued and impressed me, including some personal revelations that spoke of honesty in the author. I liked the examples where he showed his humanity, not just his theological training. I laughed when he confessed that his attempt to liken the Trinity to ice, water, and steam didn’t really work, even for him.

My second misgiving arose when I perceived he was essentially presenting an overview of the whole Bible. ‘This could be quite helpful,’ I thought, ‘for biblical illiterates.’ Seasoned pastor/teacher types like me already knew all that stuff. However, the more I read, the more I realized I was benefitting from his informed retelling of events from a fresh perspective. I therefore recommend this book to adults, regardless of their minimal or advanced knowledge of the Bible.”

Stanley Baldwin has authored 24 books, including 4 best-sellers.


Sometimes, a short review speaks volumes:

Pastor Steve Berry writes, “I strongly endorse this great book!”

Last year, we visited Alston’s Corner Assembly of God. Pastor Steve allowed us to share about The Greatest Moment, give out a few copies, and set up a book table in the foyer.

Twenty (20) books were released into the hands of harvesters.

Thank you Pastor SteveandJoyce Berry. Thank you Alston’s Corner Assembly of God Church.


“As an editor of Christian publications, I have worked with Charles Earl Harrel for many years, receiving his written words in devotional materials. He writes from the heart and always makes it plain how readers can apply the Word of God in everyday life. I highly recommend this author to the Christian community at large!”

—Gary Wilde
Author, Pastor, Editor for Devotions at Standard Publishing


For more information concerning this book, to read the back cover, or find out where you can purchase a copy, click on the book icon below.


With Much Appreciation,

Charles and Laura Harrel


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BOOK SIGNING at Rainbow West in Salem, OR

Book Signing at Rainbow West

For any of you who live in the Salem, Oregon, area or vicinity, I will be at the Rainbow West Christian Supply for a Local Author’s Day.

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: Lancaster Mall

Address: 831 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Time: Noon to 3 PM

I am bringing my inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, and three Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies: Miracles Happen, The Power of Forgiveness, and Thanks Dad, in which I’m a contributing author.

David Espinoza will be there, too, with his new release, Half Blind with Full Vision. He is also bringing several other books he has authored.

Come down and meet us and have your books autographed.

Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference 2017

Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference 2017
Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach
Portland, Oregon

Theme: “Filled with His Wisdom”
August 15–18, 2017 – Tuesday 2 PM through Friday 12:30 PM

Keynote Speakers: Frank Peretti and Tessa Afshar


For more information or to sign up, go to OCW Summer Conference

Hope to see you there!


Book Signing at Rainbow West Christian Supply

Book Signing at Rainbow West in the Vancouver Mall

Dr. Charles Earl Harrel will be at Rainbow West in the Vancouver Mall on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He will be presenting and autographing his new inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, and a just-released anthology, GIFTS FROM HEAVEN: True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer, in which Dr. Harrel is a contributing writer.

If you live in the Portland-Vancouver area, drop by and meet the author. All profits from this book-signing event will go to missions.

                    

 Click on the covers for more information about these inspiring books.

2017: The Journey

I love the “riding a train through the mountains” illustration in this blog post: helpful and encouraging. All of us, writers or otherwise, should try to ride our trains with the same mindset. All aboard!

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The writing life is as full of ups and downs as a train ride through the Rocky Mountains. For those of you who put your words to paper and send them out to the world to read, this is not a revelation. As I write this post, there are just four hours left in 2016, a perfect time to reflect on the year that was, and to look ahead to the one about to begin.

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Personally, it was a year of both peaks and valleys with my writing. I had two romantic suspense novels come out, the second and third books of a trilogy. The books, and the series as a whole, received great reviews and feedback, a definite mountain experience. Sales were somewhat disappointing, however, which at times was deflating.

I finished writing and am now in the polishing-and-receiving-critiques phase of a two-book series, which is very exciting. Not…

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How to survive the book review blues

For those of you who are writers, here are four things to remember about reviews and not-so-helpful comments.

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roses I have a love-hate relationship with book reviews.

Every time I get a good review, I’m happy. When I get a stellar review, I’m ecstatic. I feel like I’ve done what I hoped to do: I’ve connected with a reader and given them a journey they wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. When dog-lovers tell me they laughed, cried, and were inspired by my memoir Saved by Gracie: How a rough-and-tumble rescue dog dragged me back to health, happiness, and God, I feel blessed that my story reached and touched them. When reviewers rave that my supernatural thriller Heaven’s Gate: Archangels Book I made them want to stand up and cheer, I get goosebumps of joy.

All those multi-starred reviews on my books’ pages at amazon.com, Goodreads, or barnesandnoble.com reassure me that the hours I pour into my writing are worth it: my books entertain, educate, and illuminate, and, gosh darn…

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