• Words of Wisdom for Everyday Christian Living

    Words of Wisdom for Everyday Christian Living by Dr. James E. Thompson, D.D.

    A man of great faith with a compassionate heart for God’s people, Dr. James Thompson, D.D., was born on September 24, 1939, during a very dark period in our country’s segregated history in the Deep South. He was born in a small country town called Mifflin and later grew up on a sharecropper’s farm in Luray, Tennessee. It was during those years, he learned some of the most valuable lessons about the purpose, the presence, and the peace of God in his life. In spite of the many personal challenges and unimaginable experiences faced as an individual who was deeply motivated to preach the gospel of Christ early in life, he learned to apply the inspired word and the lessons shared in this book to successfully rise above the challenges faced by God’s grace and mercy.

    Words of Wisdom for Everyday Christian Living is the first volume of these spiritually inspired messages and quotes compiled originally in his daily text ministry. The book is designed to help those who are facing both internal and external challenges in their lives become more reliant on the word and the wisdom of God’s message to and for mankind.

    This book can be used as an inspirational resource for teenagers, adults, senior citizens, parents, spouses, grandparents, professionals, business owners, believers, non believers, and religious leaders. Wherever you are in life, Dr. Thompson wants you to know you do not have to face your trials, tribulations, and struggles alone.

    After 70 combined years of local, national, and international pulpit ministry, radio ministry, prison ministry, and mission work, he dedicated the rest of his life to helping others embrace the joys found in living a promised life found in Jesus Christ. The sentiments of his thankful heart can be summarized in the words pinned by Alma Androzzo and song by Mahalia Jackson as listed below:

    “If I can help somebody, as I travel along
    If I can help somebody, with a word or song
    If I can help somebody, from doing wrong
    then my living shall not be in vain…

    About the author:
    Professionally, Dr. Thompson has been a full-time preacher for 53 years, 3 years in Florida and 50 years of dedicated service as the Senior Minister to the North Broadway Church of Christ in Mt. Clemens, Michigan through the end of 2017. He enjoyed his new role as Preacher Emeritus and one of the Elders to the congregation until his departure on October 6, 2018.

    Academically, Dr. Thompson obtained his Doctorate of Divinity, Masters in Counseling, and Bachelor of Biblical Studies from International Bible Institute and Seminary School, Orlando, Florida and is the first African American in history to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Freed Hardeman University, Henderson Tennessee. Additionally he has an Associate Degree in Psychology from Gibbs Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

    A community servant at heart, Dr. Thompson was honored to serve as one of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals Board of Trustees, until he took his last breathe.