Special Book Sale, plus a new Recommendation –

In honor of our pending Independence Day, we would like to offer our book at a special discount.  For any order placed directly to us via Paypal, we will offer 10% OFF the book’s retail price, plus FREE Shipping & Handling ! (continental USA only)  For more information, please email me at   kql314  (at) yahoo.com.   Thank you.

On a related note, we offer the following recent book review-

“I have just had the pleasure of reading this useful and ever-informative work which looks at the life and trials of the ten most influential Christians since the first Apostles.  I recommend this book as a must-read for any church historian or Bible scholar.”

-Kenneth Allan Clark, Governor at Victorious Christian Ministries International  http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/

Please also visit other ongoing works by both Abby Matzke and Ken Lambert:

Abby edits and writes for The Branches magazine, at http://www.thebranchesonline.info/

Ken writes a weekly column for a Christian news magazine at www.taberstruths.com

Thanks, and God Bless,

Ken L.


Check out the radio archive via Dr. Deruvo, AND book preorders now available !

We had a great discussion on-air with Dr. Fred Deruvo about how we arrived at the Most Influential Christians, and we threw out some teasers of who made the list, as well.  The archive is available for you to listen to, online.  Please visit-


Our part of his show is around 30 minutes long, starting right near the beginning.


Book pre-orders are now available!

Via Paypal, we are now accepting book preorders for “The Top Ten Most Influential Christians (since the Apostles)”.  Book price is $10.00, and our current shipping and handling cost is $2.00 (to the continental USA). 

To preorder, simply log-in to your Paypal account and send a payment ($12.00) to the following email address-based PP account-   thebranches@yahoo.com     The name on the PP account is Ken Lambert/ Abby Matzke.   In the recipient message box, please write- “1 book preorder” and type in your mailing address.  And any other info you would like us to know.  We will take it from there.

We are doing these preorder sales in this fashion prior to establishing our e-retail links/ bookstores.  Any questions, please email Abby or I.  Thanks for your interest and support.

-Ken L.

Know Your Leader-

How serious are you about your beliefs? How curious are you about where your teachings originated?

Most Christians quickly respond, “My beliefs are from the Bible!”

Yet, many times, those same beliefs are interpretations made by someone else who read the Bible instead of you. I venture to say that most Christians are sadly unaware of whose interpretations they believe! “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (1 Timothy 3:16, NKJV), and yet, we take someone else’s word for Truth all too often.

We are instructed that turning to the Bible is the appropriate thing to do. Upon hearing someone declaring what was claimed as the word of God, the Bereans of the New Testament “searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11b). Shouldn’t we do so also?

Though sometimes we feel we would like someone to clarify things for us. This is not wrong…but test those teachings against Scripture.

We should not trust just anybody. We should be wary!

We should know the history of those teachers we have been listening to and following in our beliefs. Are you aware of the origins of your current church and pastor’s teachings? Do you know what the inclinations, weaknesses, strengths, and fruits are of those you trust with eternal issues?

Here is your guide to ten of those top teachers and preachers of the past two millennia!

Clue yourself in! The top leaders’ biographies— the men who helped direct your beliefs— are all in one, easy-to-access spot.

Check out our book, “The Top Ten Most Influential Christians,” appearing in February 2012.
– Abby M.