LONGVIEW, Tex. – Author Steve Hemphill will celebrate the release of his book “What are the Stakes?” on January 15th with a charity event featuring renowned artist Ro Diaz and benefitting the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and Camp Deer Run. The event will be held on January 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler, Longview, Tex. The event will feature a silent auction with internationally acclaimed artist Ro Diaz, who will create a one-of-a-kind painting onsite which will be auctioned immediately after being created. Other well-known authors/ministries will be featured during the event, including John Boland, Dr. Teddy Ott, and Restoring Joy Ministries.

Rolando Diaz is an internationally acclaimed Cuban/American artist with collectors both abroad and in the US. He has also been able to paint live for and with great celebrities such as Amy Grant, B.J. Thomas, Jewel, President and Laura Bush, and many others. PBS did a documentary on his life airing in the U.S., Russia, Canada, & Puerto Rico. He has raised funds for many organizations and believes his gifts are from God to be used for good. For more information about Diaz, visit www.rodiaz.com.

About the book:

It began with a phone call from a friend: “I have someone I’ve tried to lead to Christ for 25 years. He has a spiritual warfare issue. Can you talk to him?” I had no clue how to help the man when he told me he had demons on his property and was planning suicide. So I prayed, asking God what to say. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 came to mind: put God’s Word on your gates and doors. Gates and doors protect. God’s Word protects better. His Word still has power. We put Bible verses on tent stakes—spiritual warfare stakes—and buried them on the property corners. Everything changed. The man became a Christian. Others copied the idea. People called to tell me the good things that resulted: no more nightmares, restored  elationships, changes in personality, etc. Now I get calls from people almost every day. It’s not magic. It’s God. He’s the “I AM,” and He still does. Now I know why the enemy wants the 10 commandments removed: they are a symbol of God’s authority on the land. Placing them is an act of faith. Jesus didn’t do many miracles where there was no faith. Read these real-life stories and let them encourage you to put God’s Word around you in every possible way. Get or make your own spiritual warfare stakes, put them around you, and watch what God does. Pastor Glynn Stone of Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview endorses the book in an impressive way: “Demons are real. The devil is real. But deliverance is also real! As a pastor, I am often asked about demonic activity. While there are countless resources on supernatural activity, I’ve never run across one that is so consumed with biblical insights providing such practical tools as my friend Steve Hemphill has done with What Are The Stakes?”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and signed copies are available at Steve’s web sites of PrayerThoughts.com and HopeHelpHealing.com.