Research Sources

Research sources 

Based on the book, ‘THE POINT’ by Ronald G. Matthews

Copyright 2012

 

Attention: Any authors that would like to be added to our reading list, please send me a book and I’ll read it and see it if fits. Thank you – Please let us know you are sending it so I can pick it up from the box. See the contact information on this site for an address.

Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer – Listened to this about fifty times. Saw Wayne recently at the Experts Academy; His book is not far from what I write about. Wayne is now fighting a disease. The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer (Dec 15, 2005)

Power versus Force – This book is quite complicated reading, but foundational for understanding muscle testing. It is also a good bookfor genius’s to read and make note of the approximate burnout time that leaves many of them useless. Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins (Paperback – Jun 1, 1995)

The Verbally Abusive Relationship – This book is a must read. Don’t stop on page 5 because you are dumbfounded. This book is great for explaining verbal abuse.  The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans (Paperback – Jan 18, 2010)

Holy Bible – NIV (New International Version) Four Gospels: Each Gospel book has a different spirit. The Holy Bible is really good to read for: History of the world before Jesus: Letters of the Apostles: The book of Revelation is good for what seems a vsion of John’s. This book provides a look at the ‘final days’ on Planet Earth as he visualized it. This vision of John’s is like science fiction from the unseen world.  John was quite old on a remote island, and was a favorite of Jesus.

The Living Bible – A paraphrase:  Focus on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and letters by the apostles, like Peter or John. The Living Bible by Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor (Oct 18, 1974)

Codependent no more – foundational for relationships; many relationships are codependent. Codependence is based in abuse.  Codependence happens when you can’t be who you are, and must pretend, or be cautious of the demon in the house, lest they erupt. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie (Sep 1, 1986)

Healing the Shame – Excellent first book for readers; enlightened Healing the Shame that Binds You (Recovery Classics) by John Bradshaw (Oct 15, 2005)

Psycho Cybernetics – Provokes to thought; Excellent book; a plastic surgeons look at how people see themselves Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life by Maxwell Maltz (Aug 15, 1989)

 

Anger: Taming the beast within– It is what you do with anger that has earned it a bad reputation. You can be angry, and Jesus showed great anger at how the temple was being used to make a profit off of poor pilgrims that journeyed to Jerusalem. Jesus provoked the religious leadership in so many ways, such that they became furious at him. The dark side of anger. Anger: Taming the Beast : A Step-by-Step Program for Managing Anger Calmly and Effectively by Reneau Z. Peurifoy (Mar 8, 2002)

 

Mirror – Looking in the mirror can reveal two things. One is a lie and the other is in finding what you admire about yourself. The mirror is symbolic of narcissism which is self adoration to a toxic level. Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self by Elan Golomb (Mar 28, 1995)

The New Intimacy: Discovering the Magic at the Heart of Your Differences by Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski (Oct 1, 1997)

 

Men in midlife Crisis – Interesting! I have been through this stage many times now. Men in Midlife Crisis by Jim Conway (Oct 15, 1997)

Just like Jesus – Max Lucado:  Went to see this minister in Texas; He has a good soul. Just Like Jesus: Learning to Have a Heart Like His (The Bestseller Collection) by Max Lucado (Sep 30, 2008)

Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren: Rick came to our door in Mission Viejo when his church was meeting in the high school gym, inviting us to come. We were attending South Coast Community at the time; Rick struck me as genuine. The Purpose Driven Life (QR Code Enhanced Edition): What on Earth Am I Here For? (Purpose Driven Life, The) by Rick Warren (May 10, 2011)

Intuition: You Already Know What to Do by Sharon Franquemont (May 3, 1999)

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford (Jun 1, 1999)

A sampling of other religious reading I did: Four agreements; A Course in Miracles;

And Depak Chopra: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Starring Deepak Chopra, Olivia Newton-John, Bill Duke and Tom Gegax (May 8, 2007)

 

Other influences: (no order) These are significant influences, but none that I know of share my viewpoints on the path to heaven.

Joel Osteen – Houston, Tx. My mother’s favorite minister. Joel seems to live the energy of Heaven.

Dub Jackson – Minister, Tokyo Baptist Church; Great preacher; World Vision Involvement; Evangelist; Abilene, Texas.

Tokyo English Speaking Baptist ChurchMy family was involved in the building of this church

Juanita and Corky Ferris – Baptist Missionaries in Japan (pure joy of their singing)

Ft. Walton Beach Baptist Church – Baptized age nine, Royal Ambassadors. Went to the jail next door and invited the prisoners. One showed up drunk. He was asked to leave. He asked for me. This affected me. Thanks to my teacher, Mrs. Mills, who saved me from a potential predator.

South Coast Community Church – Irvine, Ca. Tim Timmons – Tim was a great seed planter for secular audiences. His sermon structure is classic. Great speaker.

Lee Leeder – Pastoral care minister; Missionary; Philippines; a good man

Bel Air Presbyterian – How can one go to a large church for seven years and know just a couple of people? (avoidance) Dr. Mark Brewer, Pastor

Agape Church: Dr. Michael Beckwith (high energy level. So high energy he seems to levitate on stage. I love that energy. Charismatic minister – Science of Mind; New age follows Earnest Holmes teaching: His wife is the Music Minister and wow, they know how to sing.

Other study: Most of Roman and Greek Mythology; Some of the Koran; Very little of the Bhagavad Gita; The Secret: Rhonda Byrne 2006

This list is a partial list of the books and influences. This list is evolving, and when I dig my books out of storage, will add more. As well, as I become aware of books that supplement my writing, or compliment it, I will include those. 


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