Dear Brother & Sisters in Christ,

To those of you who have visited this website, my good friend Linda Kimberling should no be a stranger. Linda authored the articles on Deaf John Barnes and his brother James, “Handsome Jim”. Linda has given up genealogy to follow the will of God and aid orphans which she once was while defeating insurmountable odds.

I want to bring your attention to her book. My first contact with Linda came about through a shared common ancestor Revolutionary War Patriot Deaf John Barnes. That friendship soon led, to emails, phone calls and finally a meeting that primarily centered around our shared faith in God. Linda has gone on to author the book: Faith-Based Leadership: When the Odds are Stacked Against You

I had the opportunity to read it before its publication. If you are a Christian leader, you will find it a must read. The book explores how you can have an impact for Christ in the workforce, or wherever God has placed you. Linda shares life lessons from forty years of experience in the business world. With seven godly principles of spiritual leadership in a secular environment. Her insightful testimony as a Christian woman serving as a CFO and COO is full of motivational tips for professional growth with Christ-centered influence. This book describes how to become a God-honoring leader as one climbs the corporate ladder or witnesses for Jesus Christ, our ultimate CEO. With her inspiration for Christian men and women in the workplace, you will find encouragement as she challenges you to face the atheistic world of business with an eternal perspective, and lead with confidence and courage as you walk into your God-given destiny.

A product herself of a troubling early life in the foster care system, I was astounded to learn this about my friend. Despite the challenges she faced, some of her professional accomplishments included serving as a member of the faculty of Southern Illinois University and
Assistant Commissioner & CFO at Treasury’s Financial Management Service Agency. The last position she held when she retired from the Department of Energy. Upon retirement, Linda and her husband Kevin formed Log Cabin Quilt’N Sew where among other things, she creates and gifts quilts to children in child-placement institutions. Proceeds from the book provide materials for the quilts that are gifted to foster children, so they have something that is truly their own. Your purchase will support this very worthy charitable cause.

The book can be purchased through Amazon.com, but you will be making a larger contribution to her charitable organization by purchasing it directly from the Christian publisher Xulon books. The book can be purchased through Amazon.co, but you will be making a larger contribution to her charitable organization by purchasing it directly from the Christian publisher Xulon books.  The book, which is available in both paper or hardbound.

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