Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There’s a Little Bethlehem in You and Me

There’s a Little Bethlehem in You and Me

When I think back to that cold dark night
The night when Christ was born;
I picture myself there in that scene
That very first Christmas morn.

And each of us can take our place
Right there on Christmas Day;
Which member of the manger story
Does each of you portray?

Are you the keeper of the inn
Who turned the child away?
Or are you those lowly animals
Who shared their beds of hay?

Are you the awestruck shepherd boy,
Amazed to see the Christ?
Or are you magi, rich and wise
Who brought their gifts so nice?

Are you the king who felt so threatened
He wanted the young child dead?
Or are you the loving parents
Who cradled the baby’s head?

Each one of us is living out
Our role in the Christmas story;
Our holiday times are ever joyous
All filled with wonder and glory.

But every day we treat the Lord
As those did at His birth
Are we like the shepherd, the magi, or king,
How do we rate His worth?

We live our lives
From day to day
And when we think of Christ
Some kneel in awe
Some turn away
Some act like they despise.

So look into your heart right now
And tell me what you see;
Each reacts differently
To our thoughts of Jesus,
‘Cause there’s a little
Bethlehem in you and me.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Book Signing!!!

December 18th
1 – 3 P.M.
80 N. Paint Street
Chillicothe, Ohio

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My internet radio book interview on the Christian Authors' Show will be replayed all weekend long (Nov 5/6/7). Just go to the website and turn on your speakers!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


For the month of November take advantage of a special deal on autographed copies of my book which is listed at $ 12.99. I will deliver signed copies to you locally for a special price of
TWO for $22.00.

For those of you further away I will ship those two copies to you for an additional $3.00. Get one for yourself and one to give to any parent, teacher, or church friend for Christmas!

For more than two copies contact me for shipping deals.

Friday, October 29, 2010

What reviewers are saying about The Stakes Are High:

“This book would be an excellent resource for those parents and grandparents who are concerned about their child's education. It provides a Christian perspective and offers up a challenge to parents and students.”

“Dennis draws from his thirty years of teaching experience, real life situations, quotes from respected authors and teachers, and, of course, Biblical insight to share his thoughts on what our public schools are lacking. A great book that I'd recommend for anyone who needs to find that there is still some hope left in our public schools.”

“In an age where chewing gum and talking are no longer the biggest problems in our classrooms, Ray emphasizes the solution which God has already presented to us. Consistently referencing the Bible--as well as more contemporary literary figures and teachers--The Stakes are High executes the importance of teaching our children, and ourselves, to use God's wisdom to guide us in educating our successive generations. It is a very thought provoking and informative book, written in smooth vernacular, as if you were listening to Mr. Ray speak to you as you read.”

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Being a Witness for Christ

"The Greek word for witness is 'martus,' where the English word 'martyr' comes from. Death doesn't make martyrs, it only reveals them. A true witness dies to themselves that they may live to express Christ."
-- Charles Price

Friday, August 13, 2010

Amazon.com book review

5.0 out of 5 stars
If you are a Christian and have children or grandchildren you will want to read this!

August 12, 2010
By Teila Tankersley

This review is from: The Stakes are High (Perfect Paperback)
The Stakes are High
God's Wisdom for Our Public Schools
by Dennis R. Ray, M.Ed.

Contemplating pulling your kids out of the public school system? Then this is a book that you'll want to read. Dennis R. Ray is very familiar with public education, he was a teacher for thirty years and loved what he did.

In his book he identifies a series of key components that make up the educational system. Dennis believes that something is missing in our educational system and he explains in the book what that is.

The author makes several important points regarding the responsibilities facing students, parents and teachers today. And, in spite of the flaws in our public school system, Dennis firmly believes that it is our responsibility as Christians to reach out and make a difference.

Incorporating God's wisdom back into the schools is his goal, is it possible? Dennis Ray seems to believe that one person can make a difference one child at a time, one parent, and one teacher at a time.

The stakes are high and a good education is vital. We've got plenty of teachers that are well educated and have the ability to do an incredible job. Should we abandon ship,tossing the baby out with the bath water? Our students deserve to have the best education possible.

You may have the option to pull your child out of the public school system but whom are you leaving behind. Not all children will have the benefit of attending a private school; you may be the only link to biblical principles that those children and teachers see. A strong Christian foundation and Godly wisdom could be the tools needed to pull our educational system around.

This book would be an excellent resource for those parents and grandparents who are concerned about their child's education. It provides a Christian perspective and offers up a challenge to parents and students.

Buy this today!

See reviews at: http://www.amazon.com/Stakes-are-High-Dennis-M-Ed/dp/1606042335