Jack Exum

Biography

Redeemed and added to the body of Christ, May 31, 1959 at Southside Church of Christ, Beaumont, Texas. Graduated from Preston Road School of Preaching, Dallas, Texas, 1971. I ministered to congregations in Georgia, Saskatchewan, Canada, Indiana, Ukraine, and Florida. After the passing of my brother Robert Exum January 25,2016, my wife and I moved to begin work with the West Keene Church of CHrist in Keene, New Hampshire. I am a committed Christian, happily married to my wife Lauw Liang (Wiwik), from Indonesia. Together, we seek only to grow, and serve together in His grace, so freely given in Jesus.
(Mailing address: 69 Blossom Street, Keene, NH., 03431.)
Purpose and Philosophy statements:
* To reach out to and encourage the body of Christ. Not only by publishing books by dad (Jack Exum), and eventually my own, but also dad's and my own studies on www.jackexum.com. I strive for BALANCE, avoiding EXTREMES, LEGALISM and LABELS which have contributed to division and sectarianism in the church. Growing in faith, hope, and love, unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, and being true to the Gospel of Christ, is 'where we stand.' My prayer is that we grow in grace, and learn to accept each other, being patient with those who question, or differ, while being 'Heaven bound' together.
* To reach the lost. This is the mission of Jesus. Everyone deserves the privilege to hear about Jesus at least once. There is ONE God, and he loves you INCREDIBLY, There is ONE Savior, who gave His all that we might belong to Him forever, and ONE faith given to be shared in the power of His Spirit. There is ONE body to which all believers are added (Acts 2:38-47). That body has no official name in the New Testament but has several designations which describe relationship, with God, Christ, and each other.
* To hold to restoration principles: 1. “No Creed but Christ.” (Written creeds, and traditions are not authoritative). 2. “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” 3. “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.” 4. “We are not the only Christians, but we are Christians only.” Allow the Lord to deal with the 'weeds.'
* We understand what the Bible teaches about being saved. One "must be born of water and the Spirit" (John 3:3-5). For more on this read Acts 2. However, now everyone who obeys the gospel of grace will be found in a congregation with the 'acceptable name.' God knows all that are His. Whoever does what early Christians did to be saved, is my brother and sister in Christ. I let God do the judging, I have 'my plate full,' working on my own sinfulness, and growing in grace, while encouraging others to do the same.
Grow in grace! Heaven bound!

Where to find Jack Exum online


Where to buy in print


Books

Winning Over Stress and Other Fireside Chats
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
Winning over stress is an everyday challenge for everyone. The question is what to do about it. Wouldn't it be nice if we could "take a chill pill," as the saying goes? But what about the side effects? The author offers no magic or quick fix in dealing with stress, but instead offers a trustworthy and faith-based approach learned over the years.
How Do You Know That You Are Accepted... When You Fail And Don't Do Good?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,380. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
“Acceptance” is something everyone struggles with and for. When it comes to ‘failure,’ everyone admits to having ‘been there and done that.’ We get up, dust ourselves off, and move on… unusually. However, when it comes to moral and relational failures, our past teaching comes into play, and forgiveness and acceptance in God’s eyes, is replaced with fear and guilt. Acceptance seems impossible...
How to Raise 'Kids' Right
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / child rearing, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
Today, parents seem to be at the end of their rope. Things have changed. Due to the actions of abusive ‘parents’, the God given responsibility of parents raising their children without interference is being threatened. This little book, "How to Raise 'Kids' Right", offers wisdom from years of reflective growing up, and more years of practical application, and wisdom, and God’s Word.
Sex: Person? Or Performance?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,350. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and religion, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
First printed in 1976, and now some 38 years later we look at where we are, and find that we are still in need for an honest, ‘straight shooting’ discussion on the subject of HUMAN SEXUALITY with our young people. In some ways, we are improving. There are more (open) discussions on these things, but still there is much to be done.
Amazing Grace – God’s Power To Be
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Amazing Grace – God’s Power To Be,” is specially written for those who consider themselves ‘beginners’ in the ‘walk of faith,’ as well as those who are considering ‘giving their life’ to Jesus. Originally a workbook, we now present “Amazing Grace – God’s Power To Be,” as an easy-reading study book, with "Discussion Questions", for individual or small group study.
Goosebumps and Butterflies, Dating and the Teenager
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Hey Teenagers! When you think of ‘dating,’ what comes to your mind? What feelings surface? Do your hands get sweaty or does your heart beat a bit faster? Is it a time of excitement and anticipation or a time when you feel the need for a ‘nerve-pill?’ If you are a teenager, ‘dating’ brings many thoughts and feelings, and especially QUESTIONS! This book is written especially for you!
The Holy Spirit — How He Works In The Life Of The Christian Today
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,160. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Pneumatology
This book is designed to be a "window-cracker" or a "door-opener." There's not a ‘defensive bone’ in its ‘body.’ It has no ‘ax to grind,’ no hobby to ride. It is simple Bible truth about a most complex subject. It is designed to introduce (or re-introduce) the reader to the on-going work of the Spirit in the life of the believer.
How to Handle Your Parents
Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Family
Mom and Dad were like most unprepared parents but they loved Jesus and Dad was a preacher. They struggled as they learned to be better parents. It was definitely a period of trial-and-error. Eventually we made it. This little book would have certainly made it easier. It presents straight forward time-tested wisdom and guidelines that as a teenager, you will need now and will appreciate much later.
Fences, Freedom, and Following Christ
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
It seems that most Christians understand the value of the 'vertical' relationship' with the Father through Jesus Christ. What gives us the most trouble is in the 'horizontal relationship' we have with other Christians. Yet much of the New Testament is written to address problems between Christians. "Fences, Freedom and Following Christ" focuses on this important horizontal relationship.
Dealing with Bitterness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
This little book is written with the simple desire to present the Bible solution to bitterness. It’s not the way of revenge or self-destruction; it is through the doorway of forgiveness. Often ‘blocked’ by our pride, it still remains available. It is a “road less traveled” but we need it desperately.
Redeemed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,790. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
Redeemed: “To buy back; to gain possession of by repurchase; to rescue or deliver as from bondage of sin and the penalties of God’s violated law". From design to purpose, every word, each sentence and paragraph points to salvation from sin and deliverance from Satan. This book shows how God planned to redeem man. It gives a simple overview beginning in Genesis and ending with Revelation.
The ABC's of Grace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,960. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The “ABC’s of Grace” is a simple, thought provoking, life changing book for those who struggle with LEGALISM. The Law/Works attitude which cripples Christians and kills churches unfortunately lives today. The author pleads for balance in the study of grace, because without sin, there is no need for grace… Without grace we have no hope as sinners.

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