Author: Tammy L. Jordan
Growing up in the beautiful, lush mountains of West Virginia, Tammy L. Jordan has always had a deep love for nature. At the age of five, she dreamed of owning a farm, and that desire only grew with time. After over a decade of working for USDA in agricultural research, Tammy left her federal job and went full time with her company Fruits of Labor, Inc., which marries agriculture with culinary industry. The company expanded into retreats with the addition of the 218-acre Fruits of Labor Retreat Center.
The Retreat Center offers renewal retreats, women’s retreats, and special interest day retreats. The Training Center offers a new culinary and agricultural program called “Seeds of Recovery” for women who are recovering addicts affiliated with Greenbrier County Drug Court. A male curriculum was added this year.
Author of two books, Tammy’s newest book The Seed Sower was just released April 2014 and has received a national Silver Readers Choice award. Her first book, The Door to Fruitfulness received the Readers Choice award in 2013. Please visit www.fruitsoflaborinc.com to learn more about retreat opportunities and training programs.
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite
Author Tammy Jordan has written
a truly inspiring book in "The Door to Fruitfulness". It is not long, just under eighty pages, but it gives a message that many readers will love and can apply in their own lives. The author begins by telling the reader to turn to God for salvation, but what she writes in the next chapters is truly unique. In giving God our first fruits, we must be willing to allow God to prune from our lives what we don't need just as the tender of an arbor prunes back unnecessary branches from a fruitful vine. If we don't understand God's ways or what has been eliminated from our lives, we must trust His wisdom. If we feel depleted, needing water and nutrients like a vine, we must understand that God sees the bigger picture and knows just how our talents and the gifts of our time are best
"The Door to Fruitfulness" is a unique and well-written book in an age where religious self-help books abound. It is for the Christian believer to read and follow. Tammy Jordan guides the readers into how they can accept God's
plans, not their own, and then giving their talents, their time and their compassion even for those who have hurt them, so that we all can be used as God sees fit. "The Door to Fruitfulness" is beautifully illustrated and at the end of each chapter there is a section for the reader to write down their own "First Fruit Thoughts". Christian readers everywhere will want to read and also own this delightful book.
Books are $10.00 each. The profit from each book sold goes to support the ministry of Fruits of Labor Training & Retreat Center.
"The Door to Fruitfulness" is 16 devotional lessons inviting believers to bear First Fruits. This book is perfect for Ladies Groups, Small Group meetings, & Sunday School Classes.
5-Star Book Review:
Reviewed by Mary Blowers for Readers' Favorite
The Seed Sower by Tammy L. Jordan is a lovely little book, well researched and developed. It contains 40 devotional chapters, each of which describes an attribute or "fruit" of the Christian Bible with verses relative to it, how to develop it in your own life, and a prayer about it. Further, these attributes are grouped into Physical, Emotional, Mental, and so forth. In the Physical section, for instance, are items like purity, charity, and temperance. The Seed Sower would be a perfect gift for someone about to get married, someone who has just accepted Christ, or anyone wishing to recommit their life to Him.
Tammy Jordan wrote this book and others in the First Fruit series to aid Christians in seeking God's will for their lives. The title The Seed Sower refers to a Biblical principle of sowing and reaping. Just as the farmer prepares his field, sows wheat seeds, irrigates the soil, eradicates weeds, and provides fertilizer, we can sow a seed of love by bringing a meal to someone who's just experienced a death in the family, and while they are not obligated per se to return the favor, our act does open the door to allow us to receive a harvest of blessings from the Lord. Likewise, seeds of encouragement that we sow in the lives of downtrodden others can come back to us when we need encouragement. All these seeds should be nurtured and encouraged to grow in our own lives, and the benefits will surprise us.
The Seed Sower Books are $13.00 each. The profit from each book sold goes to support the ministry of Fruits of Labor Training & Retreat Center.
"The Seed Sower" is 40 devotional lessons inviting believers to sow seeds into the lives of others. This book is perfect for Ladies Groups, Small Group meetings, & Sunday School Classes.