5 Things to Pray For Your Heart Book Review

Have you ever had those days when you pray and your prayer sounds like a wish list? Or like a broken record? I have those days. Wanting to grow deeper in my prayer life and to pray prayers which are meaningful, I was excited to read and practice what I have learned from this book, 5 Things to Pray for Your Heart: Prayers that Change You to be More Like Jesus by Rachel Jones. This book is part of the award-winning series 5 Things to Pray.

James 5:16 says “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Prayers that reflect the heart of God are powerful and effective. This book helped me organize my daily prayer time by giving me a scripture each week and praying for the 5 specific verses each day. There are 3 subcategories : praying for spiritual fruit, praying that I would be and praying for growth when I’m… There is a prayer guide for each day and it’s not just a random guide but very specific and deep. I appreciate how it challenges me to go beyond my prayers. It has helped enrich my prayer life as my prayers now go beyond my physical needs or pressing needs. It gave me a fresh way to pray, and it realigned the desires of my heart.

Currently available at CSM Publishing for 99 pesos (SRP). You may also purchase this from CSM Lazada shop at a discounted price of 79 pesos only.

NLT Bibles from CSM Publishing

I can’t emphasize how important the Word of God has been in my life. For the past 31 years, I have bought several versions and one of the most easy-to-read versions is the NLT or New Living Translation. If I want easy reading and something that is translated using today’s English, this is the version that I pick up.

I was excited to hear that CSM Publishing is launching their newest NLT or New Living Translation Bibles! They have released four beautiful cover designs. I personally like the Sunrise and the Spring.

The NLT Bible is a paperback version and contains 760 pages which includes both the Old and New Testament. It also comes with a daily reading plan and a brief introduction to every book of the Bible. Its introductory price (until July 30,2021) is 175 pesos only. The SRP is 275 pesos.

UPDATE: Good news! The Bible promo is extended for you readers for 1 week. Promo extension is from AUG. 1-7, 2021 ONLY via Lazada and Shopee.

Here’s the link voucher for the NLT Bibles. 

For more information, you may visit CSM Publishing’s social media pages in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You may also visit their webpage and their Lazada shop.

Unchanging Grace from CSM Publishing

With so much negativity around us these days, it is imperative that we have daily source of inspiration. Thankful for CSM Publishing’s new daily devotions, Unchanging Grace: Devotions for Each Day of the Year.   It comes in 5 different cover designs which features the Philippines’ beautiful tourist destinations. It is conveniently sized to fit my small bag. Easy to carry for people who go to office and won’t occupy much space on the table. I like  it because it because each day’s reading isn’t  too long to read and has some important insights for daily meditations. The devotions are written by Pastor Joey Umali.

Unchanging Grace: Devotions for Each Day of the Year is available at CSM online stores at Lazada (https://bit.ly/3j6H93t) and Shopee (https://bit.ly/2CGtDE3) starting this September 2020.

For more inquiries about Unchanging Grace: Devotions for Each Day of the Year, email marketing@csm-publishing.comor call 8852-7301 to 04 local 210.

The Marc Pingris Life Story Book Review


When we heard that CSM Publishing has published Marc Pingris’ life story in a picture book format,we were interested to read about it since we watch PBA and he is one of our favorite players. So when CSM Publishing gave me the opportunity, I was excited to read this story with my son.

img_9545The story book is written in both Filipino and English. Allowing parents and children to read the story in 2 languages. The artwork is beautifully done and visually enticing for children. The story is told in first person point of view, making the story even more relatable and exciting.

What made this biography different from other story books is that there is a section where you will be asked a reflective question about your own life. This is a good opportunity to discuss the lessons learned from the life of Marc Pingris.


Indeed, there are several life lessons that I discussed with my son, specifically about not giving up and persevering to reach his dreams in life.

This is a good picture book to add to your book collection specially if your child loves sports.

For more information, please contact CSM Publishing through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CSMPublishing/, website at http://www.csm-publishing.com or  Twitter at https://twitter.com/csmpublishing

CSM’s ‘all out blowout’ at the 37th Manila International Book Fair


Church Strengthening Ministry (CSM Publishing) continues to tap and celebrate Filipino authors in their quest to share their invaluable message in print, expanding their reach to a larger audience.  CSM in MIBF 2016 announces the new titles they are releasing!

New releases include books on love and relationships, personal finance, church ministry, and Christian living: My Husband’s Mistress is Me (Merlyn Guillermo), The Values-Driven Heart (Joey Bonifacio), #UsapangWorship Ministry 3 (Rommel Guevara), Unli Rice Devotional Volume 4 (Joey Umali), Twin Blessings: Grace D. Chong’s Devoseries for kids, One True Love (Grace Koo), Righteous Wealth booklets (Rex Resurreccion), Buhay Pastor’s Wife (Corazon Cleto), My First, Second, and Third Attempts at Parenting (Steve Murrell), and Raising Up Money-Wise Kids (Chinkee Tan).

CSM also introduces its bestselling line-up under the new Mini-Book Series (MBS) format: Treasure of a Friend (John Maxwell), Excellence in Leadership (John White), Man of Influence (Jim Cote), Something to Smile About – Men & Women Edition (Zig Ziglar), and Finding Comfort (Nelson Dy) as well as books from Ed Lapiz. Bestselling international titles were locally printed to make them more affordable: Good or God? (John Bevere), The Fire Within (Marcia Malzahn), and How to Pick a Spouse (Dan Chun).

Each purchase at the CSM All Out Blowout also entitles you to a raffle coupon for a chance to win an iPhone 5s! Save the date for the 37th Manila International Book Fair! The MIBF will run from September 14 to 18, 2016, 10am to 8pm, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Compound. Entrance tickets will be available at the venue for around P20. Those who will not be able to go to the CSM All Out Blowout at SMX have the option to order conveniently at home during our pre-selling period on September 5-9 via order@csm-publishing.com or during our post-selling period on September 20-24 at the CSM Bookcorner in Parañaque.

For more details on CSM’s offers, the complete list of new releases, and free downloadable entrance tickets, you may visit www.csm-publishing.com or contact 851-0521 and 25 and 0927-548-3567.