Dr. Judy L. Smith is a Bible preacher, teacher, counselor, mentor, and author. She shares the pastorate with her husband, Apostle C. Clifford Smith, 111. She and her husband pastor Southside Christian Church International located in Nassau, on the island of New Providence, Bahamas.
She is the founder of Majestic Young Ladies, a mentoring ministry to teenage girls. Dr. Judy holds a bachelor of science degree in biology, a master of arts degree in Christian education, and a doctor of philosophy degree in counseling. She is a trained marriage and family counselor. She is also a certified nutrition and wellness consultant.
She is the author of Born to Win: Awakening the Champion in You and Revealing the Princess Within: Affirming the Value of Teenage Girls. Dr. Judy and her husband have two teenage children, Kaitlyn and Caleb.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.
Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?
“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”
When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.
With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”
Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
Continue the Burpos story in Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story. Heaven Is for Real also is available in Spanish, El cielo es real.
Born to Win will help readers to understand that they have been created with the ability to become whatever they want to become in life. It teaches them how to take on a new mindset about who they are and what they are capable of achieving. They can start a journey of positive self-esteem, fulfilled dreams, and unlimited achievements. This book helps them to believe in themselves and understand that they are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.
Finally, this book seeks to help readers to see the importance of exercising their faith in God and using it along with works to accomplish their dreams and purpose.