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The Balance of the Cross is Always a Plus is a collection of writings that required over 35 years of diligent study of the Bible. Through the illumination and inspiration of The Holy Spirit, God taught me creative ways to understand the Bible and its many teachings about living the Christian Life while on earth. It is intended for both Bible-believing Christians who long for intimacy with God and as a guide for new Christians to grow in the ways of the Lord.


Teachers and Pastors can preach creatively from the treasure God has put in this collection of writings. It took many days for me to craft the words in this book to describe what God wanted to communicate. I believe all who read it will delight in and find His tender guidance and loving correction in your daily walk.


Jim Elarde received a profound conversion experience to the call of Jesus Christ when He was saved. He studied Hermeneutics, Old and New Testament studies at Christian Life Bible College in Mount Prospect, Illinois. He also studied Theology, Counseling, and Ethics at Trinity Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. 


Jim learned much about a balanced view of life and scripture from his mentor, counselor, and Bible Scholar, Dr. Warren J Heard. Most importantly, Jim discovered the intimacy of God by becoming a strong advocate of solitude every morning and spends many hours alone with God. 


Jim has received a gift from God to be uniquely creative in communicating God’s word. He revels in awe at the active presence of The Holy Spirit and proclaims it is always a privilege and a pleasure to watch God work in people’s lives.



RELIGION: Christian Life – Inspirational

RELIGION: Christian Life – Personal Growth

RELIGION: Christian Life – Spiritual Growth



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