Anne Kaestner is co-founder of Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc. with her husband Eric. She is the Vice President and Executive Director.
Anne also functions as Secretary of the Corporation, and is involved in all major Executive decisions. She attends all Board of Directors meetings, as well as any initial and/or important meetings with professionals hired by the Corporation, including legal, banking, and accounting services. Anne runs the office and is also in charge of personnel. Aside from all of this, she has pioneered our efforts to purchase, at a drastically reduced price, the numerous Christian role model books that we distribute free of charge in correctional facilities nationwide.
Anne is in charge of spiritual and doctrinal matters, as well as most written communication. Except for an occasional inmate testimony, she does all of the writing for our publication “The Good News Letter,” most of our mass produced literature, and most of our ebooks. She is in charge of all counseling, the majority of which she handles personally. She is actively involved in researching information that will assist us with our newsletter articles and similar literature, including our “Answers To Your Questions” series.
Besides this, she personally reads any and all books and screens all videos that we purchase for distribution. And she was the original liaison between the video suppliers and this ministry. She arranged for the BBFI imprint in our role model books and worked to ensure that we receive copyright clearance on all the Christian videos that we distribute to prisons and jails.
How long have you been interested in writing?
When I was about seven years old some friends of my parents gave me a diary. Almost every day I wrote something down in it, even if it only said, “Forgot what I did.” From that point on I wrote a new diary every year up until the age of about nineteen years old. During my junior and high school years I was always writing short stories and poetry and giving them to my teachers to read. Nearly all of them encouraged me and would stay after school to give me moral support and helping me with my grammar and spelling.
Tell me about your family history.
I was born in England back in the 1950’s. My parents met each other during World War 2 when my Dad was stationed in England. After the war my mother came to the United States and my parents got married in a small, enthusiastic, Pentecostal church in 1948. Mother was twenty-one at the time. She remained in the United States a year but got tired of living in her mother-in-law’s house. My Dad did not have enough money to support her any other way. So she saved up for what was supposed to be a short visit back to her family in England, then refused to return to the United States. My Dad was so in love with her that he went to England and remained there for nine years, living with my mother in her mother’s small flat (apartment). I was born during those years, then my sister, then my brother. Then in 1959, my Dad got a letter telling him that his mother was dying of cancer. He returned to the United States right away. But it still took two more years and the threat of divorce before my mother was willing to return to the United States with my brother, sister, and myself.
Have you ever asked yourself, “how can I please God?” Or “how did the church evolve into so many denominations?” And, “if a baby dies before it has an opportunity to come to Christ, does it get to Heaven?” Also, “can a person still get to Heaven if they commit suicide?” “And what does it feel like to have the Holy Spirit living in your heart?” This 3 book series answers these questions and many others in an easy to read manner.
All is backed up by scripture. Book 1 is “How The Church Began.” It’s the shortest. Book 2, “What God Expects,” is longer. And book 3, “Maturity In Christ,” is the longest. This series also answers questions like, “How do I deal with the rejection of friends and family when I choose to live for Christ?” “And if God loves me, why is He letting me suffer?” “Is it Christian to be judgmental of others?” “And will my good works get me to Heaven?”
This book explains the pitfalls many Christians have when they try to live for Christ and the world and its problems get in the way. Its chapters include “Trust And Obey”, “Pebbles Of Faith”, “Victory In Jesus”, “Trials And Tests Of Faith” and “Nimrod, Cain, and Martha.” Biblical and modern day examples are given of those who withstood severe tests and how they learned to trust Christ.
This is book 3 of a 3 book series. It answers questions like, if I commit suicide can I still get to Heaven? How do I deal with strong temptation? And will God be angry at me if I succumb to it but repent? Is it God’s will for me to judge this world? And if a baby dies before it has a chance to be Born Again (John 3:3) will it still go to Heaven? And can a rich person get to Heaven?
This is book 2 of a 3 book series. It answers questions like how do I deal with the rejection of family and friends when I choose to live for Christ? And why is my life falling apart since I accepted the Lord as my Savior? Will my good works get me to Heaven? What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and what does it feel like? And do I really need to put Christ first before my loved ones?
This is book 1 of a 3 book series. It answers questions like why are there so many denominations. And if there is only one God, why do churches disagree on doctrine? What role did the Catholic church play in church history? What is churchianity? How do angels affect God’s global strategy? Everything is backed up by plenty of scripture and is easy to understand.
This book gives Biblical answers to questions many Christians have these days. The chapters are, “Alcohol, Wine And The Blood Of Christ,” “Sodomy And The Homosexual,” “The Abortion Issue,” “Machismo, Rape, And The Abuse Of Women,” “Is The Death Penalty Christian?” and “Dealing With The Poor And Homeless.” All is stated in an easy to read and forthright manner and totally backed up by scripture.
This book has five chapters. “The Amazing Love Of God” describes the sweetness of a stray cat named Tom. “What Really Is Christmas?” is proof that God has a Son. “God Brings Hope And Joy Out of Despair” is about three women who lost everything but faith. “A Manger For The Sheep” describes the symbolism of the manger. And “The Santa Clause Spirit” reveals the history behind the myth.
The book contains 5 chapters, “Understanding The Spirit World” about the invisible realm, “Satan’s Strategy Behind Racial Tensions,” “There’s A Snake In The Orchard” describing how the breath of God was an eternal flame that gave us life, “Halloween, Druids And Demons” and the evil history behind it, and “Spiritual Deception In The Last Days” regarding New Age techniques to deceive the church.
Bible prophecy describes a false version of Christianity that would become popular in the last days before the Lord’s return. Paul, Peter, and Jude, all warned us about it. Jesus called it the Laodicean church, which He would reject. Five of its key doctrines are described in this book. It exposes the danger of accepting this poisonous teaching, which has become so popular in churches today.
This book provides evidence for both believer and skeptic on the reality of Hell (Chapter One), which the Bible says is in the center of the earth and contains fire and brimstone (sulfur). This has been proven so by 20th century science. Chapter Two disputes uniformitarianism, the well accepted geological concepts that differ with biblical teaching, such as catastrophism and the Noahic flood.
Have you ever wondered if ghosts and spirits are real? How about demons? Did you know that the Bible goes into detail about these subjects? These are just some of the questions answered in this book. And everything is Bible based! Other subjects include UFO’s, numerology, horoscopes, tarot cards, Ouija boards, demonic influence and harassment. And who these demons are is explained in detail!
Are you confused by different church doctrines these days? Have events made you wonder, “Is God Angry At Us?” Forget politics and social gospel. This book goes back to the basic teachings of Christ and the Apostles in a doctrinally concise and straight forward manner. Understand why the world is a mess. Learn about deceptive church teaching. Renew your faith and love in Jesus Christ.
How do you deal with a diagnosis of terminal cancer? Or when your only child gets sick and dies? Or you live with fear for your personal safety? This book has case histories of people who have lived through great emotional torment. Yet they experienced a peace and inner joy that seems unfathomable to the human mind. It’s a supernatural peace that can only come from God.
This short book focuses on the emotions most of us feel at times when the world seems too overwhelming to bare. It’s as if some strange force is coming against us in such a persistent, tenacious pattern that we want to just stick our head under the bed covers and block it all out. We ask the question, “God, what are you doing to me?” This is the testimony of one woman who found the answer.