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title: The Seventh Covenant

author: Julie H

category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 9.16.2020 • author id: HaJuTh23020

word count: 75000

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The period:      Early first century

The place:        Palestine

The teacher Yeshua of Nazareth travels throughout Palestine, performing miraculous healings and preaching a controversial message—that in him, the Kingdom of God has arrived. Some Jewish religious leaders are outraged by his blasphemous claims and growing popularity, and they plot to have him eliminated through Prefect Pilate. Meanwhile, two of Yeshua’s disciples conspire with an underground resistance movement to spearhead a violent revolt that will be triggered by Yeshua’s arrest. Aware of the bitter, simmering resentment against Roman rule in Jerusalem, Tribune Lucius Ocella prepares to act swiftly and mercilessly at any sign of rebellion, and he seeks advice from Yosef from Arimathea—is the teacher from Galilee a threat to Roman rule? How should he advise the already unpopular Prefect Pilate? Powerful but conflicting interests hurtle along different trajectories to converge with explosive consequences when Yeshua triumphantly enters Jerusalem for the feast of Pesach.

In this immersive experience, you will walk with Yeshua and his disciples through Judea, Galilee, and Samaria. Learn how his teachings, life, and death fulfill Scriptural prophecy, and discover how the revelation vision of the Apostle John depicts the fulfillment through Yeshua of God’s vast plan for the redemption of humankind.

About the Author

I am a retired mathematics lecturer with a passionate interest in the human condition. I have authored the nonfiction work A Skeptic’s Investigation into Jesus (through Wipf and Stock), which provides the evidence that converted me from an agnostic to a follower of Christ. This research into history, Judaism, and Jewish life in first-century Palestine has provided the rich background context for my narrative about the life and work of Jesus: The Seventh Covenant.

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title: Mara the Messenger

author: Catherine C

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 9.14.2020 • author id: CoCaMa23120

word count: 609

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Mara's Mum has the “best job in the whole world. She is the person who helps babies to be born.” Mara is learning how to be a midwife too and is just old enough to start helping her mother with small tasks like preparing swaddling cloth and fetching water. When her Mum is asked to support a family visiting Bethlehem, Mara is excited to be allowed to go along. Through Mara’s eyes, we are invited into the story of the birth of Jesus and challenged to think about the possibility of a different ‘nativity scene’ than what we usually experience in the lead up to Christmas - one where Jesus is welcomed into the world by women. Based on accounts from historians about childbirth in first-century Palestine, (where men were not usually present at the birth of a baby) and connecting with Luke 2:1-21, Mara the Messenger is a story of hope and joy that also asks us to consider how the role of women in history and the Christian faith tradition is shared with our young people. Even when we don’t read their names in the text or hear about their leadership, their kindness, their good works - the women were there. Just as they are now.

About the Author
Catherine is an educator passionate about bringing Scripture to life for young people. She has a Master of Religious Education and looks for creative ways to motivate young people to want to know more and to explore the Christian faith tradition. Catherine is a member of several Scripture Learning Leadership groups and has had lived learning experiences in Italy, the Holy Land, and the US.  As a woman who believes it is important to be the change you want to see in the world, she was recently engaged by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to chair a discernment and writing group for the Plenary Council process of envisioning what the Australian Catholic Church of the future may look like. Marketing Features The primary audience for this book would be children aged 4 – 12 years, their teachers and their families. Every Christian school in the world teaches about the infancy narratives. This text would provide opportunities for dialogue about historical context including clothing, housing, the role of women, and family life. It could also be used to teach students about the differences between the infancy narratives in the Gospel of Luke and Matthew and help them deconstruct the commercial version of the story of the birth of Jesus that often includes shepherds, wise men, and a donkey. A website is currently being developed - www.marathemessenger.com - with resources ready to support educators and catechists in using the text as a tool for learning and prayer. Whilst there are books in the marketplace that explore the birth of Jesus from a different perspective, this story is definitely unique and could be promoted through Christian media outlets. Angles to pursue for marketing would include the role of women in Biblical times, the visual presentation of a predominantly female nativity scene, and the presence of midwives in this story. Artist Jen Norton (www.jennortonartstudio.com) has created some initial sketches for consideration by publishers which bring Mara to life beautifully.  

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title: The Christian's Arsenal

author: Collin W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 9.11.2020 • author id: WaCoTh22220

word count: 48000

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The product of a groundbreaking statistical analysis built from a unique database of thousands of discussions and debates on Christianity, The Christian’s Arsenal will arm readers to triumph in their discussions with nonbelievers. Using an innovative data processing technique subjecting a vast set of dialogues with the unsaved to sentiment analysis, game-changing new arguments for Christianity have been constructed and perfected.

Inside, you’ll find the devastatingly powerful evidence which was uncovered, including:

-Eyewitness testimony to the greatest of Christ’s miracles from contemporary non-Christians

-Royal records of the Apostles’ divine power from overlooked archives

-Physical proof of Christ’s omnipotence from published scientific studies, and more.

Effortlessly outmaneuver any opponent by knowing their next moves before they do. Not only have the arguments which proved to be the most effective for Christianity been identified, inside you’ll find all of the most common counters to these arguments. Subjected to the same analysis to identify the most effective replies, The Christian’s Arsenal will guide you every step of the way in using these fresh confirmations of the faith through its inventive argument tree format. The battle for the future of the Kingdom is raging. Enter the Arsenal and become unbeatable.

About the Author

Collin Waller is a database manager and programmer with a lifelong passion for apologetics. He is a graduate of Liberty University, where he received training in both evangelism and data processing, and his years of personal experience in Christian outreach through apologetics and professional experience with databases provided him with the unique skillset to combine both. He serves in a lifegroup at LifeChurch and works with the database as an Administrator for a major healthcare corporation.

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title: The Christmas River

author: Kent G

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 9.10.2020 • author id: GrKeTh22320

word count: 60000

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What if it were really true that “God does not subtract from one’s allotted time the hours spent fishing”? Newspaperman Henry Grant was born in the 1840s; these are the stories of people he has known from that time into the present day. From Edward Lone Deer Gruenwald, a mixed-race trapper who received a vision of light while running his trap lines on Christmas Eve, to Janette Bradshaw, who tended the dying victims of the massacre at Wounded Knee, to Lucille Block, who saw—or imagined she saw—the dead, to Lutheran Pastor Peter Erlanger, who attended one of Billy Graham’s first crusades, Henry Grant wrote the lives of his townspeople into his own mysterious existence. The Christmas River is the river of life, and the flow of God’s grace through our individual stories.

About the Author

Kent Gramm is the author of ten books of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including The Prayer of Jesus, Psalms for Skeptics, Psalms for the Poor, and November: Lincoln’s Elegy at Gettysburg, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has a Ph. D. in Creative Writing and an M. Div. from Princeton Seminary. He studied Theology as a postgraduate at Tübingen, and has served as a part-time pastor in Lutheran and Methodist churches while teaching writing, literature, and history at several colleges and universities.

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title: The Job Narrative: Finding Meaning Through Paradoxes of Evil and Suffering

author: Carol R

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 9.6.2020 • author id: RuCaTh21720

word count: 31500

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The book analyzes the paradoxes of evil and suffering presented in the book of Job using the contexts of theological and individual characteristics, culture and language, and lived experiences.  It integrates observations of Job’s existential alienation and his transformative encounter with God with contemporary notions of chaos theory and a cosmic Godhead.  It also uses concepts from transformational change theories to show how Job’s encounter led to a new foundation for understanding evil and suffering, constructing meaning through suffering, and the restoration of Job’s faith.

About the Author
Dr. Carol Rusaw is a retired professor of adult education, management and leadership, and organizational change.  She has written over 20 refereed journal articles and two books and has presented research at national and international conferences.  She holds a doctor of education, masters of theological studies, masters of public administration, masters of curriculum and instruction, and bachelor of arts in English.  She has also consulted with religious, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. Her loss of four children, near death experience, raising two special needs children, and recent death of her husband of over 50 years have led to a deeper understanding of the role of God in transforming fundamental paradigms of loss to faith in God and hope during challenging situations.

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title: Grandfather Enoch Teaches the Star-Story: Christian Symbolism in the Constellations

author: Deborah N

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 9.1.2020 • author id: NeDeGr21520

word count: 4500

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If the meaning of the constellations' pictures were taught by an angel to the Hebrew patriarchs, then how would Enoch have taught them to his descendants? Here is a fictionalized account of Grandfather Enoch teaching that the constellations are symbols of Christ. Young Yeshua is fascinated to learn: the Maiden (Virgo) is a symbol of the Seed of the Maiden that comes to be the promised Messiah; the Scales (Libra) represent a price that must be paid for the sins of the world; the Scorpion (Scorpio) represents evil, pain, and death afflicting the mortal world; the Archer (Sagittarius) represents the coming Messiah as the Hero overcoming sin and death as he shoots his arrow into the heart of the Scorpion. As Yeshua and his family listen, all twelve of the constellations of the zodiac are explained as symbols of Christ and His mission. The fictional account is accompanied by an appendix with extensive supporting details that include all 48 constellations; ancient Hebrew, Arabic, and Egyptian star names that point to Christ; and scriptural references that support the Christian symbolism. The fiction book will include a brief appendix but the bulk of the supporting details will be available through internet links to the author’s website.

About the Author
Deborah Burris Neilson has homeschooled her children for 14 years and has connections in many national homeschooling groups, both religious and secular. She studied writings that explain Christian symbolism in the constellations, and saw a need for materials for families to study astronomy with the pagan stories removed. The book is written as a children’s story, with extensive supporting information for older children or adults as evidence for this symbolic interpretation. Deborah is building a website and blog that will publish the supporting details. She intends to offer virtual “cottage meetings” to tell the story and market her book, as well as using extensive social media marketing, booths at homeschool conferences, and homeschool reviewers and catalogs.

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title: Transformative Leadership: How Jesus Began a Movement That's Still Changing the World

author: David A

category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 8.29.2020 • author id: AlDaTr21120

word count: 75000

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Title: Transformative Leadership: How Jesus Began a Movement That’s Still Changing the World Most leadership resources offer some combination of philosophy, principles, and methods. These are helpful but what most leaders actually need is a system of leadership that integrates a philosophical framework with guiding principles and practical methods. Very few resources offer this type of comprehensive system, but the Bible is one of them. The elements of its system can be observed in the stories of all of the leaders in the Bible, but it’s most fully revealed in the life of Jesus. Jesus was clearly the most effective leader in history. He founded a movement that won over the Roman Empire in 300 years, now numbers 2.4 billion followers, and continues to grow nearly 2,000 years after his death. No other leader comes close! Jesus’ leadership is clearly worth a closer look.  Using Jesus’ model and the examples of other leaders in the Bible this book explains how to put Jesus’ transformative practices to work in your leadership.

About the Author
Dr. David Alford has served as Pastor of Leadership Development at Saddleback Church (Rick Warren, Pastor) for ten years. His doctoral studies were in Organizational Leadership, and he also holds an MBA. Dr. Alford has worked in the marketplace and higher education as well as in churches. He speaks at conferences and does consulting where this book could be sold. His social media channels total about 5,000 followers.

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title: When Doors Close: Changing Course in Missions without Losing your Way

author: Carol G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: missions • date submitted: 8.28.2020 • author id: GhCaWh20920

word count: 50000

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I didn’t want to hear these words: “You have ten days to leave the country.” I was five months pregnant with our first child. People were coming to the Lord, and so many good things were happening. Did God not call us here? What do closed doors mean for life in cross-cultural ministry? After completing When Doors Close, readers will have new insights and tools to help them face their own potential obstacles to service while realizing they are not alone in their struggles.  

About the Author
With an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and thirty-plus years of missions experience, Carol Ghattas is qualified to speak on closed doors in ministry. Even before leaving for the field, Ghattas and her husband, Raouf, changed assignments three times. A sign of things to come, they lived in five different countries during their twenty years of service. Security concerns brought an early return to the United States, where they started the Arabic Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. When Raouf died suddenly in 2015, even the door of serving together was closed. Carol and Raouf co-authored A Christian Guide to the Qur’an (Kregel 2009). She has also published three novels which show how Muslims can come to faith in Christ. Her most recent book is A Life Surrendered (XulonPress 2017). Carol is a contract writer for Missions Mosaic Magazine, maintains a blog, lifeinexile.net, and is a sought-after speaker.

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title: Worth No Less

author: Jason T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 8.24.2020 • author id: ThJaWo20520

word count: 37000

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When I got divorced in my late twenties, my identity as a “good Christian” was shattered. I felt lost and broken, and while I clung to God for healing, it broke my heart that I was now worthless to God because of my divorce. I was convinced that my sin and shame made me unqualified to do anything significant for God’s Kingdom. To my utter astonishment, I was called into full-time ministry as a pastor just a few years after my divorce. God opened my eyes to the truth that our past sins and circumstances do not disqualify us in His eyes. In His eyes, we are worth no less, and He longs to partner with His children to do great things for His Kingdom and glory. It is my hope that every believer and every church will recognize the potential of all of God’s children and embrace God’s command to disciple and equip all of His followers.

About the Author
I am an ordained Discipleship Pastor at Renovation Church, a large church located in Greenville County, SC. Renovation is leading the way in our community in organizing church exchanges and church cooperatives that bring numerous congregations together, across denominational boundaries, to share ideas and resources. Formerly a middle school and high school English teacher with a Masters in Teaching and National Board Certification, I now use my writing and editing skills to create Bible studies and discipleship curriculum.

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title: Irrevocable: A Story of Human Aphasia and Divine Grace

author: John E

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biography • date submitted: 8.24.2020 • author id: EsJoIr20420

word count: 283000

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Pam Espy was just 53 when a stroke left her with severe language deficits and memory impairments. Her therapies ran their course. Our church welcomed her, but expected nothing from her. Yet, as her husband, I clung to the promise that God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). I believed that she was not diminished, only broken — like me, like so many who are marginalized inside and outside our churches. Together, we have walked a journey that has not been recovery so much as manifestation and laying bare. At times this has meant disinhibited rage, when she called the police on me, or when I snapped. More often, thankfully, we have laughed, as words and all our devices fail us. This is a stroke memoir, proceeding first chronologically and then topically. It is also a work of reflection, drawing on Scripture, poetry, neuroscience, and more than 40 accounts of other stroke and brain injury survivors. Ultimately, it is a love story, a meditation on what remains when everything is shaken.

About the Author
I am an instructional writer, serving most recently as Curriculum Development Specialist for the Christian aid organization World Concern. I have published a study of Romans 7 in the journal New Testament Studies, and provocative essays at the website Relevant.com (on such topics as the Syrian refugee crisis and the testimonies of the not-yet-healed). I created and maintain the blog Bible Weigh Station.

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title: I'm Available Lord, Use Me!

author: Anne F

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 8.22.2020 • author id: FaAnI'20320

word count: 58300

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Working Title: I’m Available Lord, Use Me! In today’s world, we are being pressed to answer this question: Do we truly believe in God and His love for us, and are we willing to sacrifice doing life “our way” as a result?  If we were to answer truthfully, we might have some trouble.  If you are like me, you want to be more like Jesus and submit to the Spirit, but you find it difficult to let go of this world.  We are not alone; many fellow believers struggle with this question, and many of the men and women of the Bible struggled too.  Peter is one of the noteworthy examples of a man who struggled yet overcame the question of availability.  In this book we will look at Peter’s life--how he met Jesus and became transformed while following Him, becoming a man available to His God.  We will learn about people of the Bible and their faith journeys, and will be challenged to be honest about where we are sheltering.  We will discover truths relevant today, nuggets of truth that give us renewed courage to navigate this life.

About the Author
Anne Farnum is an author and Bible teacher.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master of Education in Special Education.  In 2020, she published a book entitled, Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! through Ambassador International. She has taught the Bible through her church and in-home studies for 13 years.  She is passionate about Jesus, God’s Word, and women’s ministries. She blogs at her website, www.authorannefarnum.com. 

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title: Trauma-Informed Children's Ministry: A Practical Guide for Reaching Hurting Kids

author: Robert C

category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 8.20.2020 • author id: CrRoTr20320

word count: 68000

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James used to laugh and joke with the other third graders. Now he was angry, aggressive, and defiant. James was hurting, but Pastor Becky didn’t know how to help. Like many children’s pastors, she didn’t realize that the children in her ministry were experiencing symptoms of childhood trauma. She wasn’t sure how to respond to big feelings and challenging behaviors. Trauma-Informed Children’s Ministry: A Practical Guide for Reaching Hurting Kids helps children’s ministry leaders understand trauma and adapt their ministries to meet the emotional needs of hurting kids. Divorce, bullying, adoption, abuse. Learn how trauma touches the children you love and what most churches get wrong when it comes to teaching and disciplining traumatized children. Why does Isaac keep getting out of his seat? Why is Sara under the table crying? Make sense out the most confusing, frustrating, and heartbreaking child behaviors. Through inspiring, real-life stories, discover practical, research-based strategies to begin transforming your ministry this Sunday. Good intentions are not enough. Our changing society craves authentic churches equipped to reach all children. This powerful, groundbreaking book will help you: Cultivate caring relationships. Eliminate challenging behaviors. Encourage your team. And amplify your church’s impact in the community!

About the Author
Dr. Robert Crosby, textbook author and psychology professor at California Baptist University, has advanced degrees in education and psychology. He has published numerous scientific studies related to children’s ministry. A former youth pastor with 20 years’ experience in children’s and youth ministry, Dr. Crosby will promote the book to children’s ministry leaders and volunteers through articles, conference presentations, and the 45,383-member ACEs Connection network. Through his academic connections, he will also advocate for the book’s use in ministry education courses. Lori Crosby, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, specializes in treating traumatized children. She also trains foster care providers, church leaders, and parent groups on topics related to childhood trauma, mental health, and the church. Lori is a former teacher with 20 years’ experience in children’s ministry. Lori will promote the book at her speaking events and through her professional associations and social media platforms.

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title: Two Patients: My Journey from Abortions to Pro-Life Health Care

author: Elise D

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 8.17.2020 • author id: DaElTw19720

word count: 70000

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After a terrible mistake in the delivery room, an OB/GYN resident goes on a soul-seeking journey halfway across the world that challenges everything he knows about OB/GYN status quo. Written in the spirit of his friend Abby Johnson's Unplanned, Two Patients: My Journey from Abortions to Pro-Life Health Care is Dr. John Bruchalski's spiritual and medical conversion story. Dr. Bruchalski's memoir reveals the darkness lurking in plain sight in our medical school classrooms and hospital halls, as well as the forgiveness and hope that awaits doctors and their patients on the other side. Dr. John Bruchalski is challenging the OB/GYN status quo by pioneering a new frontier in the pro-life movement today: total life-affirming medicine at Tepeyac OB/GYN in Fairfax, Virginia. That new frontier is one in which physicians respect women’s fertility, treat children with compassion at each moment of biological growth, and grieve alongside mothers and fathers when a pregnancy is lost. His practice defies standard medical business models by serving uninsured patients while redefining women's health standards across the country. In Two Patients, Dr. Bruchalski gives us a glimpse of just how merciful and extraordinary the relationship between a doctor and his two patients—mother and child—is truly meant to be.

About the Author
Dr. Bruchalski is the Founder of Tepeyac OB/GYN, a pro-life, faith- based practice in Fairfax, Virginia, serving women in the D.C. metropolitan area for over 25 years. Tepeyac's unique model is the first of its kind to provide patients, including those who are uninsured or low income, with quality medical care of the highest life-affirming standards. With many patients crossing state lines to receive care from Tepeyac's team of board-certified physicians and midwives, Dr. Bruchalski launched Pro Women's Healthcare Centers in 2018 to certify centers across the nation with the same life-affirming medical standards. Dr. Bruchalski’s tireless leadership in the pro-life movement has led to affiliations and partnerships with National Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, CareNet, Catholic University of America, Live Action, Students for Life, and many other pro-life efforts in America and internationally. He speaks passionately to a wide variety of audiences on topics such as ethics and conscience, bioethics and fertility, the pregnancy help movement, fertility awareness family planning, religious freedom in the medical world, and his own faith testimony. In recent years, Dr. Bruchalski has spoken more than 35 times across 15 states and the District of Columbia, at churches, seminaries, pregnancy centers, maternity homes, foundations, conferences, and pro-life rallies. Dr. Bruchalski is the proud recipient of the 2017 Life Hero Award. His story has been featured in LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews.com, the Christian Post, Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register, Crux, The World Among Us, The Conservative Review, CNS News, Financial Buzz, among others, including national TV & radio shows such as EWTN, the Eric Metaxas Show, and more.

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title: I PROMISE YOU

author: Sandi V

category: fiction • subcategory: suspense • date submitted: 8.14.2020 • author id: VaSaI 19020

word count: 62000

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Journalist Addie Marcus never forgets her first boyfriend, Gavin, and the summer camp where his mom was murdered. When Addie’s friend disappears on the same mountain, she vows to solve the crimes. As Addie dives in, she must choose between her childhood love and a new love interest, Connor. All three will find their lives threatened and their faith tested as they journey into a world human trafficking, murder, and secrets they don’t want to face. But face them they must if they want the truth about Gavin's mom and what happened the night that changed everything.

About the Author
I have a master’s degree in English and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership. For more than 16 years, I’ve taught college composition, literature, and writing at various colleges and universities across the country. Before teaching, I spent several years working in the areas of writing and editing. I was an editorial assistant for a popular Christian magazine, wrote and edited curriculum, and worked as a newspaper reporter. When print magazines were still popular, I wrote articles for Christian magazines, most of which were for teenagers. In the past year, I’ve been a finalist in 9 RWA and RYS contests and placed 1st in 7 of these. I PROMISE YOU has finaled in 2, and the other placements were from YAs I’ve written. Prior to this last year, other novels of mine also placed in RWA contests. I work with two critique groups, and I also speak occasionally at workshops and conferences. For many years, I was part of several writing organizations, including ACFW and SCBWI.

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title: Transforming Relationships

author: Rabih S

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 8.5.2020 • author id: SaRaTr18920

word count: 48500

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Racism, greed, and politics- these are skeletons from the past that have come to haunt the Church, and the younger generations are demanding answers. In the United States, the African-American community is making severe charges against the “white church.” In the Middle East, the Church has negotiated a secular compromise that has gutted its testimony. Is the Church going to continue in denial, or is it going to face the issues and deal with them? It is a time of reckoning for the Church; God is using current issues to confront His people with the need for real spiritual transformation, as commanded in Romans 12:2, “do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” In this book, I explore the history of transformation, or the lack of it, among the people of God and how it forms the foundation for our transformation story today. I state the reasons we need to change through the gospel of Jesus Christ, both personally and for the Church as a whole. I also propose a pathway to transformation through relationships. The traditional approaches to transformation focus on the character of the believer as the primary driving force in the process of transformation. This book brings a needed balance by focusing on relationships in the Church as the context of transformation. With examples from Complexity Theory, the way we relate to one another has as much, if not more, impact on our behavior and the community.

About the Author
Dr. Rabih Sabra holds a doctoral degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and a Master of Arts in Neuroscience from Rice University. He is the CEO of CBS Lebanon, a non-profit organization registered in Texas. As a church planting team leader in Lebanon for twenty years, he planted and led the first church in the thousand-year history of the Druze, established the Access Technical School, and Access International School (K-12). He also served as the Pioneers team leader for Lebanon from 1996 to 2008, and the North Africa and the Middle East Co-Area Director for Pioneers from 2008 to 2011. Born to a Druze family in Lebanon, he emigrated to the USA in 1977. He is an experienced leader who can operate comfortably in the western and eastern contexts and offers a unique perspective of the church both at home and in cross-cultural ministry. CBS Lebanon’s marketing reach consists of a loyal support base of four churches in Houston and several other fellowships and individuals in the United States, Switzerland, and Germany. We also have over 7000 followers on the school’s Facebook Page, mainly in Lebanon and Syria. Our website, www.transformingcommunity.com or www.transformingcommunity.org, draws more than 3000 new users every month, driven by traffic from our Google Ads grant of $10,000 per month. Dr. Sabra’s blog has more than 35,000 reads between August 2019 and July 2020. In the first week of July 2020, Dr. Sabra built and published a new app called the Worship App, which is available on the web and soon on the Google Play Store and the App Store. It is a compliment to his proposed book on transforming relationships. Dr. Sabra continues to engage the churches and believers through his monthly blogs and newsletters and hopes to resume personal speaking engagements after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

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title: The Ministry of the Unveiled Face

author: Janet F

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 8.5.2020 • author id: FiJaTh18720

word count: 10000

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The simplest and most profound insights from God come in times of prayer and Bible Study.  One such moment for me became the impetus for this book as God used 2 Corinthians 3:18 to bring the insight that we Christians are called to unveil the goodness of Christ to others through everyday interactions.  It is a call to ministry for all Christians to embrace those face to face opportunities God brings our way, speaking and praying words of hope and truth that bring light into dark and veiled places. This book simplifies a call to ministry by building upon the familiar verse, in 2nd Corinthians:  “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18).  The Ministry of The Unveiled Face is basic:  because Christ is in us, we are to be the unveiled face that reveals God’s beauty and goodness to a hurting and confused world.

About the Author
A native Coloradoan, Janet Fichter writes to inspire readers to rekindle the flame of passion for serving Christ. Her prose, fiction and poetry, has appeared in published collections of poetry and narratives (Simon & Schuster and World Poetry Movement). Having served the Lord in a variety of ministries and in her career as a teacher, she is now retired and pursuing God’s call to share the truths He has written on her heart.

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title: Leviticus: The Monterey Talmud

author: Fenton W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblecommentary • date submitted: 8.5.2020 • author id: WaFeLe18320

word count: 60000

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Even Biblically-literate Christians neglect Leviticus because few understand it, including pastors. Reading this Jewish book through non-Jewish eyes limits most. Those who seek help in mastering it face an obstacle: lack of non-technical commentary. Too often, Christian writers have tried to hammer it into meaning for the Church; Jewish reviewers stick to the techniques of the offerings. Yet, if Jesus claimed the Law would outlast heaven and earth, it must still be important. Set in its time period, it becomes interesting and informative—yet speaks to all ages. The Monterey Talmud’s Leviticus is a commentary and translation of this book of Moses. It gives the non-Jewish believer Jewish eyes and draws the Jewish reader to see beyond its archaic procedures.

About the Author
Fenton Ward leads Project Ingrafting, a ministry with two goals: Jewish evangelism and countering mistaken Christian assumptions about the Jewish people. He is the author of Passover, a Christian Heritage, a Haggadah for Jewish and International Christians; What to Say When They Say “I’m Jewish,” a guide to explaining Christian beliefs within a Jewish context; and Government vs. God, a commentary on Revelation. Ward holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations from Oklahoma State, a Master of Divinity in Theology from Southwestern, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Growth from Fuller. He is a member of the Lausanne Consultation on World Evangelism and was a delegate to Lausanne II, in Manila. Though most of his work has been as a pastor and a missionary, he has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California.

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title: Demons of Sphinx

author: Sheelagh A

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 8.5.2020 • author id: AsShDe19120

word count: 88169

Content

An American man and English woman, whose lives and faith are destroyed by a serial rapist and murder, find love together only for their demons to become real when they have to face their tormentor again, on their wedding night. It is August 1982 in the in the small Bible belt town of Sphinx, Tennessee. Two 18-year-old teenagers’ lives are wrecked by tragedies that leave them traumatised and lost. Their only bond is their flight from the hometown and a mutual friend. Ten years later, still haunted by their traumas, they meet in York, England and fall in love. United and freed from the past, they return to Sphinx, where they discover their childhood friend was the architect of their youthful tragedies and their most dangerous enemy. To save their future, they must choose either to flee once again or confront their demon.

About the Author
Sheelagh is a writer and vicar who seeks to bring stories of ordinary people dealing with contemporary issues of faith and life to the widest audience. She self-published Natural Talent, a YA mystery novel set within the film industry.  She contributes to Churches Together in England monthly newsletter and the British Tantur Trust’s anthology, The Land Between. Website:  www.sheelaghaston.com The target market is Christian readers who prefer contemporary novels that debate rather than preach faith values, and non-Christians who like novels with strong characters and a dramatic story that explores moral issues.  

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title: A Summer to Treasure

author: Leslea W

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 8.4.2020 • author id: WaLeA 18920

word count: 52000

Content

Teenage siblings Luke, Celia, and Austin are dreading their summer vacation. A month cooped up in an RV, touring around the Southwest, with their parents, grandmother, and each other? Pure torture. But when Grandma reveals the real reason for the trip, the journey becomes an unexpected adventure. As they travel through breathtaking canyons the teens develop new friendships, deepen their faith, and join together in a thrilling search for lost coins. And if the siblings can put down their phones long enough to enjoy the incredible journey, they might discover that their relationships with each other are truly the greatest treasure.  

About the Author
Leslea Wahl, the author of four published novels, believes in strengthening teens’ faith through fiction. Her adventurous mysteries have received Catholic Press Association Book Awards, a Readers Favorite award, and several Jenkins Group awards. While thankful for her success, Leslea hopes to share her edifying adventures with an even larger audience. Leslea’s commitment to sharing faith-based novels includes reviewing books on her social media platforms, for several online organizations, and on her website www.LesleaWahl.com.  

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title: Archangels

author: Anita W

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 7.18.2020 • author id: WiAnAr17120

word count: 68248

Content

Michael has detected a subtle change in his fellow archangel, Lucifer, and his concern is growing. When Heaven’s armies witnessed God’s creation of the physical universe, Lucifer’s alteration and dislike of Michael became clear. Nevertheless, Lucifer was chosen by the Almighty to lead a taskforce to His favored planet, Earth. Michael, being the guardian archangel, is disturbed by God’s choice. God dismisses Michael’s concerns with vague answers. Suspicion mounts when Michael and Lucifer clash in the west perimeter trees, the armor room, during their visit to Earth, and in an alcove of Ivory Palace. Michael enlists Gabriel’s help. However, this third archangel and friend refuses to believe Lucifer’s corrupt. Lucifer has amassed a vast army of angels. He plans to annihilate God, Michael, and Gabriel, and usurp God’s throne, believing he is like God. Private Charles, a taskforce member not mesmerized by Lucifer, covertly seeks out Michael and exposes Lucifer’s conspiracy. Those loyal to God race to intercept Lucifer and his angels before they can harm the Almighty and conquer Heaven. Will they succeed?

About the Author
Working Title:  Archangels Anita Williams is a Christian writer who loves to tell stories. She’s a wife, mother, and grandmother of six. For more than thirty years, she’s led Bible studies, workshops, VBS and Sunday school classes for all ages, and she’s shared at women’s gatherings. Anita is the former Programs/Devotionals Editor/writer for Women’s Missionary Fellowship of the Evangelical Friends Church North America. She’s a former Institute for Writers student and current member of Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild. She attended the Write-to-Publish Conference in Wheaton, Illinois in 2012, and it boosted her desire to write. Since January of 2008, Anita has written a monthly devotional newsletter for women’s groups, and she blogs to inspire her readers to grow in the knowledge of God. Anita’s blog is called “Meat for the Hungry.”

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title: Emulating the Spirit: Preaching After the Manner of the Holy Spirit

author: Rudolph G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 7.17.2020 • author id: GoRuEm16820

word count: 60000

Content

Most books on homiletics devote little or no attention to the work of the Holy Spirit in the task of gospel proclamation. This book seeks to address that deficiency by focusing on those activities of the Spirit which are directly related to the preaching of the gospel, actions taken to woo the lost to faith in Christ and stimulate believers to embrace life in Christ in its fulness. Emulating the Spirit puts forth the thesis that Spirit-filled preachers should emulate the Holy Spirit, particularly in those same activities making for a more effective sermon. The book devotes fifteen chapters, each focusing on a particular action of the Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture, developing its meaning in context, illustrating it from both Old and New Testaments, and offering insightful recommendations to the preacher. Emulating the Spirit proposes that preachers are never left to their own devices to map out a strategy for the substance and tone of their sermon delivery. The Holy Spirit seeks Spirit-filled preachers in tuned with him, who will deliver a message faithful to the text, but also empowered by those same poignant emphases that signal the redemptive intent of the Spirit in the preaching event.

About the Author
Rudy Gonzalez, Ph.D. has ministered for more than 45 years. With degrees in Divinity and New Testament studies he is well-qualified to explore Scripture and expand upon the work of the Holy Spirit, challenging preachers to be Spirit-filled emulators of grace. A sought-after preacher, conference speaker and published writer—The Came Hispangelicals—Dr. Gonzalez has written this book as a useful compliment to the study and practice of homiletics and sermon delivery.

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title: Two Keys to Eden

author: Andrea K

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.14.2020 • author id: KoAnTw17020

word count: 61000

Content

An alcoholic mom, an absent dad, and messages from the landlord detailing how unpaid rent equals eviction: how could things possibly get worse for twelve-year-old Skyla Roberts? But things do get worse when Skyla is ripped away from her best friend and taken to live in a new town with a no-nonsense, workaholic aunt. And, to top it off, her new teen neighbor, Hunter Smithy, bullies her just because she’s a Roberts! But when Skyla’s great-uncle, Bill Roberts, asks Skyla to work on his farm, she must choose between trusting her heart and believing Hunter’s haunting claims about her uncle. Does Uncle Bill really keep a mummy in the barn? And, if he’s not insane, why does he clutter his fields with such excessive amounts of solar equipment? After choosing to move past her fears, Skyla begins building an unexpected friendship with her uncle. Little does she know that working for him is actually a test--a test that many before her have failed. If Skyla passes this test, she will receive a special key to a secret paradise! Two Keys to Eden, the first of a three-part series, is written for teen girls, ages 11-14.

About the Author
(Working Title: Two Keys to Eden) Andrea Kovacs Rose has sold seven articles to Highlights magazine and published four articles in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. and Clubhouse. Since her book spotlights several existing ministries including Focus on the Family, Answers in Genesis, and Crisis Pregnancy Centers, she hopes to seek the endorsement of these ministries for Two Keys to Eden. You can read her personal blog at Christmaskisses.weebly.com/author-blog. The Christmas Kisses Facebook page is followed by over 1,100 supporters. Andrea speaks about Christmas Kisses at local church conferences.

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title: The Revealing

author: C.J. P

category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 7.10.2020 • author id: PlC.Th16120

word count: 55500

Content

Frustrated, Pastor Don finds himself slowly suffocating in a church where people are more interested in the homemade delicacies of potluck dinners than in changing the world. If only he could see their hearts, he could make a difference. One night after an exasperating Bible study, Don cries out to the Lord, asking for the ability to see the hearts of people. God the Father sends the Revealer, a human embodiment of the Holy Spirit, to spend a week with Don. The Revealer leads and guides Don through monumental discoveries of the heart. Don laughs, cries, and is broken as he sees the core of other’s souls. At the end, Don’s own heart is revealed to him. Don’s relationship with the Revealer is applicable and available for all, and those who read this book will have a strong desire to know this Revealer. When we are able to understand each other’s hearts, we will grow closer.

About the Author
C.J. Plogger has pastored for twenty-nine years and holds two postgraduate degrees, a Master of Divinity from the Anderson School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Bethel Theological Seminary. He has written a six-month discipleship book entitled One Step Closer and has self-published several books about the West Virginia Penitentiary. C.J. has led or been involved with twenty-three international mission trips and has preached at camp meetings, revivals, leadership trainings, and multiple civic organizations.  He is a licensed church consultant and has taught many congregations about growth, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.

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title: A Sensitive Orchid

author: Yating Chang H

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.2.2020 • author id: HaYaA 15520

word count: 437

Content

This children's fiction is based on the inspiration provided by Dr. Elain Aron and her psychological research work on Highly Sensitive Child (HSC).  Aron compares a HSC to an orchid among a field of daffoldils.  Instead of being labeled as "socially awkward" or "ADHD", children and parents should embrace high sensitivity as a temperament rather than as a symptom.  This book is a fun monologue from an orchid who is highly sensitive.  The monologue, paired with beautiful art work of flowers, aims to provide a literary niche to  speak directly to a HSC.

About the Author
Raising a seven year old HSC, it has been an uphill battle to fight for my child's mental/ physical space for acceptance and understanding.  My frustration was reduced once I read and study about empirical research of Highly sensitive children/ adults.  I have wished for a children's book that I can read aloud with my child to express my love and devotion to accept him for who he is.  There is none. Eqipped with a Ed.D, I am a homeschooling mother of 3 young children.  I am passionate about training up children to live a righteous and fruitful life.  Born in Taiwan and grew up in Singapore, my international experience provide a diverse and broad worldview to all of my written work and research.  

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title: The Third Temptation

author: Austin R

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 7.2.2020 • author id: RoAuTh15520

word count: 131000

Content

Using Christ's third temptation in the wilderness as the overarching metaphor, the core thesis of the book is that, today and throughout history, Christians have given in to the temptation to abdicate much of our own God-given duties to the government. The duty of Christ could not—and the role of the church cannot—be carried out through the channels of the state, and the God-given responsibilities of the state cannot be carried out through the methods of the church. It is the role of the church to care for the poor and to promote moral reformation in society, and to outsource those duties to the state is to succumb to the Third Temptation.

About the Author
I graduated from Biola University with a degree in Cinema and Media Arts as well as minors in Biblical Studies and Philosophy. I also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Western State Colorado University. My writing has been published in Alimentum Journal, and I write regularly for the finance website Seeking Alpha. Recently, I became a (paid) regular contributor to the Libertarian Christian Institute.

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