CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jack Elbon, of St. Cloud, Fla., has written about growing up "almost dirt poor" in Cherry Falls, Webster County.
His self-published book is titled "My Journey -- West Virginia to Korea to W.V.U."
Elbon has been successful in many endeavors, including as an insurance salesman, fire chief, real-estate agent, high school band director and dance band leader, according to the book jacket.
The book may be ordered at www.jackelbonbooks.com.
Exposé on tithing
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Peter L. Sims has written what he describes as a controversial book on tithing, "The Just Shall Live by Faith, All Others Pay Tithes."
In an email, Sims said he has gotten good feedback from readers, "but I have gotten extremely sour notes from those who make their living from other people's money."
He said he pulled no punches in his book, just shed light on the truth about giving. Sims wrote:
"Are you tired of giving your hard-earned money to a church or organization that promises you the moon and you only receive ashes? Are you concerned about the continual begging, pleading and crying from the pulpit about the needs of the church? Do you continually sit through sermon after sermon where you are threatened with a curse if you do not tithe?
"Learn about the deception that is preached concerning the tithe, the traditions of man that corrupt the truth, and exactly what the early church received from Christ about giving."
The ebook is available from online retailers.