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This unique book will open your mind to the power of incorporating Optimism into your spiritual life. Mr. Rankin uses his twenty-five years on writing and lecturing on the subject of Optimism. He uses the timeless wisdom from Christian Larson's creed entitled, Promise Yourself, written back in 1910 to launch this life changing project. You will learn innovative ways to pray, witness and deepen your relationship with your fellow man and with God. There is a Optimistic Psalm that will touch your heart and equip you to take on life's challenges.



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Date de parution 17 janvier 2022
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EAN13 9781456638627
Langue English

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Spiritual Optimism
The Foundation for Your Faith

James Rankin
Copyright 2022 James Rankin,
All rights reserved.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-3862-7
The Case for Spiritual Optimism, The Foundation for your Faith
C 2020 James M. Rankin
Printed in the United States of America
Limited Edition
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Left Brain/Right Brain Publishing.com
This book is dedicated to God our Father for all the wonders that He has done in the life of His church, His members and in my life. This book is dedicated to the thousands of chaplains who are in the military, hospitals and prisons who carry God’s light into the darkness and bring comfort to the afflicted. May they be empowered with Spiritual Optimism in all of their interactions with the believers and with the lost. This book was also written for your spiritual development. May you grow closer to God and experience a peace that transcends all human emotions.
First, I want to acknowledge the power of the Father and His genius in the plan that He designed for mankind. I acknowledge my belief in God and his son Jesus Christ, for otherwise this book would not have been written. I acknowledge the power of the Holy Spirit that guided me in the project completion. It is my hope that it pleases God. Also, this project would not have been possible without the prolific gift of Christian Larson. His books are timeless, and his words should live on in immortality. His passion to educate all of us on the power of faith, optimism, and peace was an inspiration for me and served as the genesis for the initial book. Friends play an important role in life, so with that in mind, I would like to thank a few friends that continued to encourage me in my writings such as Raymond Stowe, Rusty Carnes, Doug Prasek, Brett McDougel, and Duane Ullman. These brothers were sounding boards for many of my projects.
Publisher’s Message
Thank you for your interest in our latest project entitled, ‘Spiritual Optimism’. This project has been designed to share with you the power of the optimist creed, and to adapt it to assist you in strengthening your Christian faith. It is my ardent desire that our products make a positive impact in your life. We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in publishing, so we encourage you to share with us your feedback. There is an order form in the back of the book to order additional copies of this book, or other books from our collections. If you are interested in having a book signing or to have James M. Rankin speak for your convention, company, or fund raising, feel free to contact us at james@rainmakerpub.com . Thank you for your continued support, and we at Left Brain/Right Brain Publishing wish you the very best!
Table of Contents
Publisher’s Message
Optimistic Psalm
A Case for Spiritual Optimism
A Reflection on Christians Creeds
Apostles’ Creed
The Optimist Creed
Promise Yourself
The Greatest Gift Available to You is Spiritual Optimism
Beyond Blessed
Tenet One
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind
Tenet Two
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to everyone you meet
Tenet Three
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them
Tenet Four
To Look at the sunny side of everything, and make your optimism come true
Tenet Five
Think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best
Tenet Six
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own
Tenet Seven
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future
Tenet Eight
To wear a cheerful countenance, and give every living creature you meet a smile
Tenet Nine
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others
Tenet Ten
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble
Tenet Eleven
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.
Tenet Twelve
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Spiritual Optimism: Spiritual Vibration
Conclusion for The Case for Spiritual Optimism:
The Sun Light’s Mere Shadow, Thoughts of C.S. Lewis A one man play.
C.S. Lewis on Evolution and Christianity
About James M. Rankin
Optimistic Psalm
Thank you, Lord, for the calming of the stormy seas that resides in my soul. Lord, you are always with me for you have promised to never forsake or abandon me. You have known me since my inception and have always loved me. May all my actions glorify you for you Lord are the source of all that is good in this world. You created a perfect environment for me to dwell in, with wonderful people that strengthen me, and given me unlimited opportunities to serve you. You have supplied me with perfect health, perfect happiness, and perfect peace. I freely welcome your unconditional love and grace that gives me buoyancy through my time bound existence on earth. I surrender to you and pray that you grant me full understanding of your purpose for me as I seek your path, learn your ways, as you share your truth, and supply me with your wisdom. Lord, shape and sharpen me to be a useful instrument for your mission. Create in me a clean heart and guide my feet continually on the path of righteousness and restore the joy of my salvation. Create in me boldness to reach the lost, empower fellow believers, and inspire the next generation to continue the course for your love, tenderness, and mercies for all people. Create in me love for others and may I mirror you in my interactions with strangers. You hold my future in your hand and know how many days are remaining on my journey. Lord, may I walk with you daily, pray to you continually and worship you passionately. I love you, I praise you, I honor you, I glorify you, for you are my holy Redeemer and Lord forever.
It has been my mission to write a book about the spiritual nature of man. In my other works I have alluded to the power of the spirit in man through my books and poetry. However, this book will outline a deep and introspective view of a relationship with the Holy and mighty God.
It is my ardent desire that you will embrace the concept of Spiritual Optimism and internalize it into your daily life. It is truly amazing what God has planned for your life, yet you must be prepared when God opens his abundance. One of the most precious verses in the New Testament is a familiar one to many Christians, yet it is worth repeating and memorizing for a closer walk with God.
In I Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” What a beautiful message for you to know about God’s plans for your life. In Jeremiah 29:11 God goes into more detail, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” As we travel back to the New Testament in John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” God spoke through Isaiah, an Old Testament Prophet, in Chapter 40:31, “but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” These are just a few of the promises that have been made for your benefit if you step out in faith to accept the salvation plan for redemption for your sins, and resurrection for your new life in Christ.
Spiritual Optimism is about expecting the best from your God. It is about understanding that you are loved unconditionally, you are showered in grace and are nurtured in righteousness. Spiritual Optimism is grounded in the knowledge that you were created for a special purpose, endowed with unique talents and skills, destined to be part of a body of believers and empowered to influence a lost world into the light of God’s love. Once you have absorbed the message and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life then you will be able to be so strong that this world will not disturb your peace of mind. You will be comfortable discussing the true riches of our lives which is our love for God, truth, and unlimited grace. You will become a better friend, colleague, husband, wife, or any other role that you play in life with others for you are transformed into the image of Christ himself. You will look on the positive side of everything that you come into contact within life. You will think of only the best, work only for the best and to expect only the best in all your endeavors. You will be happy about the success of others by expanding your viewpoint into an abundance mentality.
You will bury your past, so that you can build your future with your newfound Spiritual Optimism. You will share your love with the world with your interactions with others. You will focus only on the good as it pertains to your life and alleviate judgmental attitude about others.
When you embrace the Word of God on a daily basis you will discover that you will be too strong for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. The good news is that you have the blessed assurance of eternal life and the promises of God that have always succeeded and work mightily for those

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