In 1983 Jack Hartman, a businessman close to bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown, wrote Trust God for Your Finances. The first 25,000 copies printed immediately sold out. Jack and Judy’s flagship book now has over 180,000 copies in print, has been translated into nine languages, and now has an accompanying free, perspective-changing curriculum (see www.lamplight.net). Jack founded the still thriving and industry leader, Northeast Planning Associates, at age 28 and continued mentoring financial advisors until 2013 (see www.northeastplanning.com).
In 1991 Jack and Judy established Lamplight Ministries, Inc., (debt free since its inception) so that anyone whose life has been transformed by the Word of God in their books can invest in sending Lamplight books to the nations as well as to prisons and jails.
Jack and Judy have written 33 Bible-based, Christ-centered topical books. Although both are college graduates and Judy has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Reading, their writing makes the Bible simple and easy to understand. At ages 85 and 77 Jack (born in Vermont) and Judy (born in California) continue to write two books each year from their home in Florida. Their mission is to introduce people to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world, and to teach them how to live in the love of God in Christ Jesus. You can meet Jack and Judy at: www.lamplight.net (face book.com/jackandjudy lamplight; twitter.com/lamplightmin; blog: lamplightmin.wordpress.com) where you can see testimonies from people all over the world whose lives have been changed by God in Christ Jesus through His Word in Lamplight Ministries’ books. Lamplight books are available in digital form on swashwords.com (see Jack Hartman and Judy Hartman).
God lives in your heart if Jesus is your Savior. We will study Scripture that says that Jesus and the Holy Spirit also live in your heart. Eternal life in heaven begins the moment you believe. We pray that you will study and meditate on the Scripture in this book. These promises of God’s indwelling presence will transform your life if you will meditate day and night on this Scripture.
Christians will live a glorious life throughout eternity in the magnificent eternal home God has created. Everyone in heaven is cleansed of all impurities. Everyone in heaven is kind and loving. No one is proud or self-centered. Everyone in heaven is filled with joy. The happiest day of your life on earth cannot compare with the supernatural joy that you will continually experience in heaven.
We believe that we live in the last days before Jesus returns. This book is a book of hope, faith and encouragement. Your deep, unwavering and unshakable faith in God will enable you to adjust to the tremendous changes that will take place in the end times. We must obey God’s instructions on increasing our faith. Unwavering faith in God requires a close and intimate relationship with God.
You should revere God for how great He is. God promises to His children who fear Him with reverent awe. He promises long life, deliverance from your enemies and supernatural protection if you fear Him with reverent awe. God promises to help you, to meet all of your needs and to teach and guide you if you fear Him. Every principle in this book is based on Scripture and explained in simple language.
The 501 Scripture verses in this book will show you how to receive God's wisdom, knowledge and guidance. You must obey God's instructions and believe His promises if you want to receive His wisdom. God’s wisdom is available to you every day of your life to find His will, to improve your life, to do an excellent job in your vocations and to receive His help and guidance when you face problems.
Jesus Christ is the answer to every question. You can learn and have absolute faith in God and in His promises of protection at all times in your life, especially when you face adversity. The Scripture in this book will infuse you with the strength and power of God. You will learn what the Bible instructs you to do to come into the presence of God which is the safest place in the entire universe.
Do not fear growing old. Your final years on earth are a unique period in your life. Scripture can teach you how to grow old God's way. If you will study and obey God’s instructions for growing older, we believe that you may escape many of the problems that some people experience as they grow older. If you learn how to age God's way, the final years can be the best years of your life.
God has a plan for your life that is as individual as your fingerprints and DNA. His plan for your life has eternal significance. We study the life of Jesus and His commitment to complete God’s plan for His life on earth. You will also learn from Scripture how to find God’s will for your life. Special emphasis is placed on devoting your final years to completing God's assignment for your life.
The same God Who spoke everything into being speaks to you throughout every day of your life. The Word of God says that God actually speaks to every one of the billions of people in the world at the same time. God wants you to learn how to hear what He is saying to you. Once you see for yourself that you can hear God speaking, you then will be ready to learn how to hear God’s voice.
Jack and Judy Hartman have a passion to teach the Word of God so that you will know God and His Word. They wrote "What Does God Say?" to explain God's plan, His purpose and His message. In every issue of life, the question must be asked (and answered): What Does God Say?
We believe the Bible clearly shows that Jesus Christ already has provided healing for you. Manifestation of this healing often depends on your relationship with God, your faith in God and your obedience to God's instructions. If you ask God to heal you, shouldn't you do your best to learn why you became sick and how to make the necessary changes to become well?
You can learn how to trust God with unwavering faith, how to give your burdens to Him and leave them with Him. God's Word instructs us to live one day at a time, not weighted down by past events or concerns about the future. You can experience peace with God and the peace of God. You can receive the fruit of peace from the Holy Spirit and also maintain loving relationships with other people.
God's joy can fill your heart even if you face difficulties. If Jesus is your Savior, His joy is within you. This joy does not depend on external happenings. You can learn to live each day in God’s presence. More than 500 Scriptures will show you the secret of God’s joy. We explain these verses so they are easy to understand. We pray that you will experience the gift of God's joy.
Do you want a close relationship with God? The same God Who created the earth, sun, moon, and stars wants a close relationship with you. You decide how close this relationship will be. This book has 500 verses of Scripture that tell you how to develop a deep relationship with God. Our prayer is that you will yearn to be close to God and that you will learn and obey God's instructions in this area.
God tells you more than 300 times to not be afraid. Jesus won a total victory over fear. This book gives scriptural instructions on overcoming fear, even fear of death. The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. You will learn what perfect love is and how to develop it in your life. We pray that anyone who is affected by fear will learn and follow God's instructions to overcome fear.
If Jesus is your Savior, you can go directly to God with absolute assurance that He is listening to your prayer and that He desires to answer all your prayers. He only asks for you to learn and and obey the instructions He has given you. This book contains almost 400 scriptural instructions pertaining to prayer. We pray that your prayer life will become more meaningful and effective.