Trumpet Bookshelf

Hosted by Grant Turgeon

Hosted by Grant Turgeon, Trumpet Bookshelf is a series of compact summaries of books and booklets from the literature library of theTrumpet.com. Each episode is meant as a teaser to get listeners interested in studying a particular book or booklet again—or for the very first time. Find answers to life’s most important questions. Unlock the vision of your marvelous future. Explore the vital titles in theTrumpet.com literature library—every Friday at 10 a.m. Central time.

#42: An Ode to the Sabbath

Aired Friday, August 16, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

The late Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong really loved the Sabbath. He considered it a delight, not a burden. But this was true only because he thoroughly proved that God wants all people to properly observe the Sabbath day, even today. Learn how important it is for you to keep this day holy. Discover how doing so will revolutionize your life. If you want to experience lasting peace, contentment, security, and joy, deeply honor God each Sabbath.

#41: A Pivotal Sign of the End Time

Aired Friday, August 9, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Your Bible reveals one major sign that Christ’s Second Coming is very near. This event—the work of one man—has already occurred. Learn about the pillar doctrines this man restored to God’s one true Church. Understand what God expects you to do with this vital truth right now, 33 years after the death of the end-time Elijah.

#40: Human Nature—What Is It?

Aired Friday, August 2, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

The whole world is confused by the subject of human nature. Many believe that God created sinful beings like the devil, demons, and humans. The reality is far more stunning, sinister, and even hope-filled. Learn about the deadly pulls of human nature, where it comes from, and how you can fight against it and prevail.

#39: Colossians

Aired Friday, July 26, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Colossians almost 2,000 years ago, yet his warning message directly parallels the end time in many ways. Learn a specific strategy for holding fast to God’s truth. Understand why God’s rebellious Church and the entire world have descended into insanity, and how you can stand strong against Satan’s attacks.

#38: How God Values Music—Interviewing the Author

Aired Friday, July 19, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Godly music has existed forever and is a core subject in your well-rounded, lifelong education. Listen as host Grant Turgeon interviews Philadelphia Church of God music director Ryan Malone, author of the new booklet How God Values Music. Understand the past, present and future of music, and how music is essential to your everyday life.

#37: How God Values Music

Aired Friday, July 12, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Music is more than a hobby; it’s a core part of a well-rounded, lifelong education. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the introduction and chapter 6 of the new Philadelphia Church of God booklet How God Values Music. Shatter your misconceptions about music. Take on the only musical perspective that really matters: God’s. Look out for an interview with the author, PCG music director Ryan Malone, next week.

#36: Mystery of the Two Trees

Aired Friday, July 5, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Toward the end of his life, Herbert W. Armstrong finally grasped the fundamental truth of the Bible: the two trees. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the Philadelphia Church of God booklet Mystery of the Two Trees and explains how this subject is both simple and deep, historical and futuristic, foundational and fruitful. Everything in the world today, good or evil, can be understood by studying the two trees.

#35: What Is a Liberal?

Aired Friday, May 17, 2019   ·   06:04 PM CDT   ·   19 minutes

Liberals in America are outraged over recent bills restricting abortion. But amid the emotional screaming, mindless chants, and irrational demands, seemingly no one is asking the most important question. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the late educator and theologian Herbert W. Armstrong’s article “What Is a Liberal?” Learn how to abandon lawless thinking and take on the mind of Jesus Christ.

#34: The Power of Words

Aired Friday, May 10, 2019   ·   05:04 PM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Complaints, gossip, sarcasm, cynicism—there are many ways to speak negatively. Listen as host Grant Turgeon explains how to counteract these natural, negative tendencies.

#33: Live the Way of the Passover

Aired Friday, April 19, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Traditional Christianity teaches that Christ’s sacrifice is the end of God’s plan of salvation. In reality, it is only the beginning. Learn what God expects from true Christians after they observe the solemn occasion of the Passover. Understand how to live the way of the Passover year-round by copying the way Christ thought, spoke, and behaved.