title: In the Council of the Lord: Men and Women Who Made a Difference in Israel
author: Claude M
category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 4.30.2021 • author id: MaClIn9621
word count: 70000Content
The history of Israel is filled with men and women who made an impact in the society in which they lived. These people were people of faith, people who had a personal relationship with their God and served as God’s instruments to speak to his people. Men and women can make a difference in the lives of others because they have within themselves the strength of character and the will to face difficult situations with courage, faith, and determination. We live in a world in which people think that they cannot change their situation. These people give up whenever they are confronted by opposition or with a situation they believe is hopeless and will never change. The purpose of my book is to help readers learn more about men and women who were used by God to make a difference in the lives of others. The book will also motivate the readers to be inspired by the struggles and accomplishments of these men and women in Israel.About the Author
I served as professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Seminary from 1988-2017. I graduated from The Southern Baptist Seminary (PhD 1988) and have done additional graduate work at the Graduate Theological Union. I pastored churches in California, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. I have published more than 200 articles and book reviews in English, Spanish, and Russian. I have a blog, www.claudemariottini.com. I have almost three thousand subscribers; many more read the blog through Facebook and Twitter. I have had more than two million visitors from 209 different countries and territories. Several bloggers who have an audience of thousands are willing to review my book. When published, my book will be exposed to thousands of potential readers.
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title: Surround Your College Child with Prayer
author: Donna J
category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 4.30.2021 • author id: JoDoSu9221
word count: 18000Content
Want to counteract the humanistic and negative effects that ungodly professors and peers can have on your college child? Are you concerned that your child will forget God while in college? Surround Your College Child with Prayer is the cry of a parent’s heart, your heart, for God to be real in the life of your child. This book will help you put those cries into words as you focus on specific aspects of your college child’s life and education. Don’t be intimidated by the many questions and unknowns regarding your child going to college. Take those concerns to the only One who can truly know. After all, His Word does instruct us to cast our care upon Him because He cares for us, and for our children. As you pray regularly for your college child, you will be amazed to discover your faith grow and your fears lessen as you stand on God’s Word for your child, and you will be comforted by His peace and the assurance that He hears your every word. Why not begin today?About the Author
While visiting her son at college, Donna sometimes saw things that made her leave with tearing eyes and aching heart. She told God, “I don’t want to see these things!” God replied, “I allow you to see much so you will pray much.” As she finished her own BA in Psychology and MA in Human Services Counseling, and gathered with parents to pray through their child’s college education, God directed her to write this book.
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title: God Inspired Life: Living Purposefully Through The Six Challenges Of Life
author: Godfrey K
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 4.25.2021 • author id: KeGoGo8321
word count: 72300Content
God-Inspired Life: Living Purposefully through Six Challenges of Life will challenge readers not to live a self-inspired or others-inspired life, but a God-inspired life. Why? It can reduce unrealistic expectations or confusion and lead to a holy way of life. Understanding God’s purposes for the six different challenges of life will help readers to be more content, holy, and peaceful. The six challenges, as identified in this book, are: (1) maintaining our relationship with God, (2) maintaining our relationship with each other, (3) understanding God’s call, (4) overcoming temptations, (5) enduring suffering, and (6) preparing for heaven. Often in this world people can get confused about their purpose, passion, priorities, and perceptions. We face so many ungodly distractions, and life can become messy. Well, nothing can revitalise your life more than rededicating it to God. Seeking God’s help will guide readers in the right direction and bring the peace and light of God into their lives. This book will be a pointer toward what a God-led life will look like in our world today.About the Author
I have been a parish priest for 22 years - 7 years in India and 15 years in the UK. I am also the Inter-faith Adviser for the Diocese of Chichester. I have taught theology in the past for different churches and TAFTEE. I have published one book in the past. I obtained my BD from the United Theological College, India, a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK. I have lived for many years both in the India and UK, and the manuscript will reflect my experiences of life both in the East and West. My passion is to see people come closer to God in Christ. The proposed book will encourage readers to do this.
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title: The New Man: How to Experience Permanent Freedom from Pornography
author: Sathiya S
category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 4.24.2021 • author id: SaSaTh8321
word count: 90000Content
It's the epidemic no one is talking about. Men struggle with it. Women struggle with it. Young and old, rich and poor. Christian and non-Christian. It has been around for centuries, but the rise of technology has given it a stranglehold in every facet of society. Pornography has demoralized our culture and multitudes are suffering in silence. Not anymore. Sathiya Sam is on a mission to share how he overcame a 15 year addiction to pornography without internet filters, accountability partners or more spiritual disciplines. While many are choosing superficial solutions, Sathiya outlines a systematic approach for resolving the root issues of pornography and other sexual misbehavior, achieving long-term freedom in the process. In this book you will learn: -How to handle the shame of pornography -A process for managing your thought life -Tools and principles that uproot underlying issues -How to experience greater intimacy with God and loved ones This system for recovery has helped people from all walks of life experience new levels of permanent freedom. You can experience it too.About the Author
-Honours Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences -Ministry Certification from Catch The Fire Toronto -Life/Addiction Recovery Coach -Motivational Speaker
title: Bankruptcy of the Spirit
author: Thelma J
category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 4.24.2021 • author id: JaThBa8121
word count: 42000Content
Bankruptcy of the Spirit is a coming-of-age story against a backdrop of inherited trauma. The inherited trauma is a result of years of institutional racism enforced by Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws, first learned by the author’s surviving ancestors and then passed on from one generation to the next. These Codes and Laws are not “dead.” And, in some states, these laws are still on the books. They manifest themselves in a variety of 21st century ways: unadjudicated police shootings of unarmed American males of African descent, derogatory characterizations of Americans of African descent and their culture, the cradle to prison trajectory for American males of African descent, etc. The story pivots on how one African American female overcame this psychological murder through cultural and spiritual maturity. The transformative qualities of this manuscript suggest that racism is not overcome solely by law and regulation (behavioral change) but also must include a change in the spiritual arc of Americans---Americans of all descents. Disparity and inhumane treatment of Americans of African descent and other marginalized people will continue without this added component.About the Author
Thelma is the author of Bankruptcy of the Spirit, a peek into the ordinary life of a female American of African descent, examining the impact of Inherited trauma and her path to diminish its effects. Through observation techniques learned in her training in Research/Evaluation, Thelma takes her own experiences and those seen at Philadelphia-based historically Black institutions such as Stephen Smith Home for the Aged and Women’s Christian Alliance to fashion this story.
title: My Father's Scar
author: Muriel C
category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 4.21.2021 • author id: CaMuMy8021
word count: 89000Content
Elly, are you an underdog? No, I’m not. I’m a kid who thinks it’s normal to have two alcoholic parents at my house but not normal at my friends’ houses. So how did you cope when your father’s friend tried to rape you? I kicked him off. Then I looked at my feet, and I saw that they walked, so I went forward and tried to train my dog to guard my little sister and brother. In the process, did you try to persuade your parents to adopt two orphans you worried about? Yes, of course. Any help? At first, it was just me, trying to sober up my parents so they would be fit to adopt. But then God pitched in. And where did you meet Him? Well, all over the place: At the Great Healing Revival that swept American in 1947 and at the orphanage where my friends lived. So what happened next? It’s in my book. All of it!About the Author
Muriel Canfield is a graduate of Miami University with a degree in English education. Bethany House published three of her books and Howard Publishing published one, Broken and Battered, which won an Angel Award. She has written many articles for Christian magazines and has spoken on TV, at universities, and to women’s groups and churches. She owns a popular inn in Ludington, MI, visited by guests who enjoy the beach and her books--and recommend them. She has a personal and business Facebook presence.
title: The Bathtub Full of Holes
author: Arielle E
category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 4.16.2021 • author id: EiArTh7521
word count: 45000Content
One airplane was scheduled to go to California; the other was scheduled to go down. When the conniving of an alleged smuggler goes awry, five friends plunge into the trap. But surviving an airplane crash is the easy part. "Plane crashed, pilot dead. One broken leg and a bloody head. Summer moved out, winter moved in: Hope of rescue seems fairly thin." Jack, Maria, Eddy, Camille and Carl are pitted against the elements, faced with medical trauma, and confronted by their own specters of the past and an embezzler desperate enough to kill. Will the bond of loyalty carry them beyond mere survival to see justice served on a fleeing Nazi war criminal?About the Author
Arielle Eicher writes to fill a void for truly Christian fiction: something more than secular writing with a mealtime prayer dropped in. With absorbing plot-lines and engaging characters, her stories portray adventure, humor, and life from a Christian standpoint. In addition to "The Bathtub Full of Holes," Arielle continues to write novels, short stories and children's picture books. She has also written numerous skits, some of which have been performed for her church. When not wearing down pencils, Arielle enjoys canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, singing, and needle felting. Her Doberman Pinscher and small flock of ducks provide her much amusement.
title: Perseverance and Apostasy in the New Testament
author: Dongsu K
category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 4.16.2021 • author id: KiDoPe7421
word count: 440624Content
In recent years, the subject of perseverance and apostasy has drawn a renewed attention as believers have wrestled with issues of justification and assurance of salvation. To make an in-depth study of perseverance and apostasy in the New Testament, I apply the grammatical-historical method in the exegesis of relevant passages against the socio-historical circumstance of each community of the New Testament, dealing with questions such as whether genuine believers can apostatize and lose their salvation, whether apostates can be restored with repentance, how God’s sovereignty and human responsibility work together to result in either perseverance or apostasy, and whether the New Testament writers maintain unity or disunity on the subject. From my inductive study based on biblical-theological and exegetical methods of interpretation, I find that the New Testament writers maintain a uniform concept of apostasy since they address a common belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God incarnated in the flesh. Apostasy is different from backsliding and defection in that it is a calculated rejection of the gospel of Jesus Christ; so apostates, as the book of Hebrews affirms, cannot be restored. Also, genuine believers are preserved by God through His Spirit unto salvation, so biblical warnings and exhortations are designed to realize the elect’s perseverance rather than suppose a possibility of their loss of salvation through apostasy. My book sets out to affirm the unity in the New Testament over perseverance and apostasy and invalidate viewpoints that challenge the authority and authenticity of the Scripture.About the Author
title: To Follow the Lamb: A Peaceable Reading of the Book of Revelation
author: Ted G
category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblecommentary • date submitted: 4.7.2021 • author id: GrTeTo7021
word count: 100000Content
The book of Revelation, for many, seems hopelessly hard to interpret. It gives the impression of being full of frightening and confusing visions. However, To Follow the Lamb: A Peaceable Reading of the Book of Revelation shows that Revelation actually is fascinating, inspiring, and empowering. The key to reading Revelation is simple. Let’s take seriously the opening words of the book that tell us it is a “revelation of Jesus Christ.” Let’s expect Revelation to help us understand Jesus and his will for us. We may expect that Revelation shares the same basic sensibility that we find in the gospels and the rest of the New Testament. Revelation is an exhortation to discipleship—follow the Lamb wherever he goes! It offers a sharp critique of the world’s empires and of how people of faith to find ways to be comfortable within the empires. Revelation portrays God as merciful and peaceable—but engaged in a battle against the spiritual powers of evil, a fought with the weapons of love, not worldly violent weapons. To Follow the Lamb opens up Revelation’s blueprint for faithful living—resistance to the empires and embrace of the compassionate and healing love of the Lamb.About the Author
title: What Should I Dream?
author: Ashley B
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 4.3.2021 • author id: BoAsWh7221
word count: 500Content
What Should I Dream? is an imaginative story for young children that generates ideas for them to dream about: ideas ranging from the absurd and fantastic to the realistic, inspiring, and visionary. It’s told as a dialogue between a mother and her daughter; the mother suggests dream ideas as the daughter slowly drifts off to sleep--to dream of the unexpected and the extraordinary.About the Author
I have a Master of Education Degree in Language Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. I have taught English for over ten years at public and private schools and am currently home-educating my four kids, including my 7-year-old daughter, Kate. She and I wrote this book in our educational endeavors. I plan to promote our book on social media to other mothers who are looking for a way to encourage and inspire their children to live excellent and praiseworthy lives (and also to help their children relax their minds and bodies and fall asleep!).
title: Mobilizing Gen Z for Missions
author: Jolene E
category: nonfiction • subcategory: missions • date submitted: 4.3.2021 • author id: ERJoMo6221
word count: 35000Content
This book discusses the current context of missions, looking at cultural shifts in America and the world, as well as resulting changes in the church and emerging trends in missions that are impacting the next generation. Traits and characteristics of Gen Z (b. 1996-2010) are presented, followed by strategies for effectively engaging Gen Z in missions. The final section of the book considers implications for the future of missions as we mobilize the next generation to serve. Qualitative interviews with Gen Z missionaries, mobilizers, and missions leaders, and stories from the authors’ experiences bring to life the perspectives of those serving in missions today and help facilitate a conversation around current and future trends in missions.About the Author
title: Life with a Limp: Walking and Growing Through Suffering
author: David S
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 4.3.2021 • author id: StDaLi6021
word count: 110000Content
Working Title: Life with a Limp: Walking and Growing Through Suffering Everybody walks with a limp. From cradle to casket, life is filled with physical, psychological, and emotional pain. Some may hide their limp better than others. Nevertheless, the limp is there. Suffering is no respecter of persons. While suffering afflicts our bodies and emotions, the problem of suffering afflicts the mind. When confronted by tragedy, one might ask: How did this happen? or How can I survive this pain? Eventually the more philosophical questions press in upon our minds: Why did God let this happen? or How can I trust a God who would let my child die? While all walk through suffering, only some grow through suffering. This is my story of limping through doubt, loss, and grief following the death of my firstborn son. More importantly, it’s the story of how our limp in life can help us grow more in love with our suffering Savior.About the Author
title: On the Birthday of Jesus
author: Teresa G
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 3.26.2021 • author id: GrTeOn6121
word count: 1000Content
ON THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS is a song to the tune of THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. Renowned author Isabel Anders is seeking an illustrated book to accompany the song lyrics.About the Author
Isabel Anders is the author of more than 25 spiritual books for both children (THE REAL NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, EASTER ABC's) and adults (BECOMING FLAME, 40-DAY JOURNEY WITH MADELEINE L'ENGLE, and CIRCLE OF DAYS - A CHURCH YEAR PRIMER). CIRCLE OF DAYS - YEAR C is currently in production and strong sales of YEAR A and YEAR B will propel sales of ON THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS.
title: Hair Always Grows Back
author: Angela T
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 3.26.2021 • author id: TaAnHa5821
word count: 40718Content
Jojo’s carefree childhood ended the day her daddy died, and her life began to spiral tragically out of control. One night, armed with a pair of scissors, she resolved to take charge of her future. Unfortunately, she soon found out that some things in life just can’t be determined by a thirteen-year-old orphan. She’s now living in her seventh foster home and determined not to get attached to this new family. Will a persistent dachshund and some orange gumdrops lead her to find the happy future she longs for, or will some unwise decisions and an unimaginable illness ruin everything? Jojo fears she will lose her hair, her family, and maybe even her life. Through the love of her new family and the grace of the Lord, Jojo finally learns that second chances are possible, and hair always grows back!About the Author
I have a BA in elementary and specific learning disabilities education and have taught middle-grade children for twenty-three years in Christian schools. I have studied children’s literature and writing at the Institute of Children’s Literature and completed the registered instructor program from the Institute for Excellence in Writing. I enjoy sharing good stories with my students, as well as encouraging them to write their own. My article “Effective Review Games” was recently published in the Journal for Christian Educators.
title: The Dream: God's Messages in the Night Through the Ages
author: James F
category: nonfiction • subcategory: generalinterest • date submitted: 3.16.2021 • author id: FrJaTh4421
word count: 61500Content
(Working Title: The Dream: God’s Messages in the Night Through the Ages) A woman in Texas is told in a dream to wake up and pray for her son. At that same moment, one thousand miles away, a gun pointed at her son’s head misfires and the man holding the gun, a robber, flees from the car. Another woman dreams that a fire engulfs her nephew’s home. Concerned, she wakes and prays for them. Several days later, her nephew’s home does burst into flames. He and his wife escape with their lives but lose everything in the fire. The dreams of these women and others mirror numerous dream experiences described in Scripture. In fact, dreams have been a rich part of human history from our very first written records in ancient Sumeria, to Abraham – the Bible’s first dreamer – to Paul the Apostle, St. Patrick, and numerous saints through the ages, including St. Francis of Assisi. Why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? Do they represent the stirrings of our psyche, a divine message, or something else? Does God speak to us in dreams? Are not dreams just a figment of our imaginations and last night’s pizza? These and other questions are addressed through a survey of the history of humanity and dreams, including the latest scientific research and interviews with modern-day dreamers.About the Author
title: Surprise Visitors
author: Kathleen F
category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 3.12.2021 • author id: FrKaSu4221
word count: 800Content
Aunt Eva loved company. She enjoyed feeding her guests until they couldn't eat another bite. But what would Aunt Eva do the day a carload of people dropped in unannounced? She had nothing ready and her cupboards were bare. How could she serve her surprise visitors?About the Author
I am a stay-at-home mom of six. We home educate our children, raise sheep, and run a market garden. My husband and I both graduated from Providence College with B.A.s, majoring in youth ministries. We enjoy a quiet but full life on the Manitoba prairies.
author: John C
category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 3.11.2021 • author id: CoJoUn4121
word count: 90000Content
Jack’s life is broken, his marriage estranged. After his failed suicide attempt and rescue by a compassionate stranger, he is forced to face up to the man he has become—a far cry from the man he wants to be. As he grapples with his own big questions, his son’s life hangs in the balance. His wife, Brenda, angry and grieving, struggles to open her heart to the man who has betrayed her more times than she can count. As Jack and Brenda’s story unfolds, five trainee Guardian Angels discover the tough realities of life on earth and prepare to embark on their own journey—to open people’s eyes to God’s presence and love, and his passion to rescue, redeem, and restore. This is the story of how heaven and earth overlap. Of how God waits, patiently and earnestly, in many guises, for his sons and daughters to lift the veil of unawareness and receive his grace. Of how, out of the depths of despair, God can bring healing and hope to a couple who thought all was lost.About the Author
In 2008 I published a non-fiction book called Googling God with Harvest House. The book sold over 8,000 copies in its first year. I have degrees in Psychology and Theology and have spent much of my life as a pastor in Southern Africa and Canada. During my years as a pastor I counselled numerous individuals struggling to reconcile suffering with a God of love. Unaware synthesizes these experiences and seeks to address this issue in an imaginative and empathetic way while avoiding Christian cliché. I am now retired and write a weekly blog which reaches an average monthly following of 200 readers.
title: Origins of the Hebrews: New Evidence for Israelites in Egypt from Joseph to the Exodus
author: Douglas P
category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 3.8.2021 • author id: PeDoOr4121
word count: 155000Content
For centuries, biblical scholars and archaeologists alike have longed for historical proof to verify the most important story in Jewish history: the 430-year Israelite sojourn (Exod 12:40) in Egypt and the exodus. Evidence of Hebrew residence in this land has been so elusive that such a discovery often is viewed as stumbling on biblical archaeology’s holy grail. Egyptologist James Hoffmeier once wrote that as for the Israelite sojourn and exodus, no clearly identifiable support has come to light in Egypt until now. Ironically, few scholars have engaged in any serious pursuit of potential evidence. The opposite is true for the research behind the present work. This volume claims to present—for the first time in history—the groundbreaking discovery of interconnecting archaeological, epigraphical, and iconographical evidence that attests to the presence of Israelites in Egypt from 1876–1446 BC, the exact period required by biblical chronology for their inhabitation there as foreigners. This evidence is vital to the book’s title, because as James Hoffmeier stated correctly in 2014, one of ancient Israel’s creeds (Deut 26:5–8) emphasizes the sojourn and exodus from Egypt as foundational to Israel’s origins as a people. The world needs to hear of this story’s veracity.About the Author
title: Born to Shine: Loving Jesus and the World with Intentionality and Excellence
author: James L
category: nonfiction • subcategory: missions • date submitted: 3.6.2021 • author id: LoJaBo3521
word count: 60000Content
The brokenness and fragility of the planet has become clearer during these days of pandemic, economic struggle, injustice, and hateful language. Darkness seems to be winning, but God is not ignorant or impotent. Since the days of Abraham, God has used people of faith to bless the world and bring transformation. Something, however, must change in the way Christ followers today see ourselves and in the methods we employ as partners in God’s mission. Jesus beckons his followers to build higher lampstands, lives that have maximum impact on the needs of the world for the glory of God. Although many pastors, authors and mission leaders highlight the need of the Church to do more ministry with those who are beyond the walls of our Christian communities, these voices are often heard only as calls to “do more”. Born to Shine is an invitation and a process to shine brightly – even as the moon faithfully reflects the light of the Sun. This is not a call to serve more but to serve smarter. With intentionality and a commitment to excellence, Christ followers can impact darkness in ways that address root problems and bring real solutions that affirm the worth of individuals and bring God great glory. We are the light of the world.About the Author
title: How to Preach the Prophets for All Their Worth
author: Andrew H
category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 3.4.2021 • author id: HaAnHo3521
word count: 90000Content
The Old Testament prophets played a critical role in revealing God’s plan of salvation. They occupy a significant proportion of the Biblical canon, similar in size to the entire New Testament. Despite this prominent position, they are often overlooked as suitable material for preaching. Most preachers struggle to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of the Old Testament prophetic literature. My book explores “why” and “how” to preach the Old Testament prophetic books to the Church. The first part outlines three key reasons that should lead us to preach the prophets today: the example of Jesus and the New Testament writers, the value of their message for the Church, and the genius of their rhetoric. The second part focuses on how to preach the prophets with hermeneutical precision, theological depth, genre sensitivity, and pastoral pulse.About the Author
title: Changing Your Mind without Losing Your Faith
author: David H
category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 3.3.2021 • author id: HoDaCh2521
word count: 77000Content
Young people have been leaving the Church in large numbers. They reject a version of Christianity they perceive as intellectually unacceptable, morally objectionable, and spiritually deadening. There are better ways to understand Christianity, but considering alternatives involves a willingness to rethink cherished assumptions. This book provides guidance about doing the kind of rethinking that is needed. Here are a few examples: We can’t view the Bible as a message directly from God. Divine revelation comes to us in the form of writings that are shaped by cultural views of different times and places. Portrayals of God as wrathful and demanding punishment should be rejected in the light of the fuller revelation in Jesus. We need to replace the idea of salvation as a transaction to gain admission to heaven with an understanding of it as a fulfillment God seeks for all people. Rather than viewing the Christian message as primarily about life after death, we need to see that Jesus’s mission was focused on transforming life on earth. In contrast to a message that validates our social position and privileges, we should recognize that Jesus calls for a community organized on principles that challenge norms our culture takes for granted.About the Author
David M. Holley taught philosophy for over forty years at universities in Kansas, Arizona, and Mississippi. His books include Meaning and Mystery: What it Means to Believe in God (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and he has published numerous articles in professional journals on topics in philosophy of religion and ethics. He is past President of the Society for Philosophy of Religion. In addition to academic contacts, his church has a network of connections with other progressive churches.
title: Who Told the Earth How it Should Be?
author: Karen H
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.26.2021 • author id: HoKaWh2321
word count: 553Content
“Who Told the Earth How it Should Be?” is a children’s picture book for ages 2-5 years.About the Author
title: Secrets from the Parable of the Sower
author: Matthew M
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 2.26.2021 • author id: MuMaSe2121
word count: 20000Content
Jesus exhorts us to study the parable of the Sower in Mark 4, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?” True seed is the Gospel. We find this theme all through the Bible. The substance of the soil, on the other hand, doesn't seem evident. However, the Bible describes the singular attitude of those with prepared hearts as often and clearly as it does the Gospel. You just need to know what to look for. When we understand who good soil represents, answers to many questions become clear. What is maturity? How do we mature? How do we effectively pray for ourselves and others? What do we look for in Christian fellowship? What is worship? What is good fruit? How do we endure temptations while seeds in bad soil can not? How were the first temptations designed to directly oppose a prepared heart? How do many Christian leaders pander to seeds in rocky and weedy soil? Why do so many fall away or become fruitless? The answers to these questions and more come alive once we define good soil.About the Author
title: House of Honor - The Heist of Caravaggio's Nativity
author: Margaret P
category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: PhMaHo1821
word count: 85500Content
Caravaggio’s stolen Nativity painting forms the backdrop in this tale of three sons connected across the years by a masterpiece painting. The devoted son of a Sicilian Mafia family, the prodigal son of an Italian construction magnate, and the fatherless painter Caravaggio each wrestle with family honor and loyalty to their respective fathers when the dark side of the fine art world reveals their true character. The still to be solved real life heist of Caravaggio’s Nativity painting in 1969 invites the reader into the mysterious realm of intrigue where the mafia, the Church and the artist meet.About the Author
title: The Window in the Wall
author: Robert W
category: fiction • subcategory: mystery • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: WeRoTh3521
word count: 73496Content
Ten years ago, A. D. Cannon vowed he would never ride a horse again, never drink again, and never return to Shady Oaks Acres. Then, prompted by an email from an old girlfriend, and with time running out, he must solve a murder, deal with a dangerous adversary, and finally confront his past. So, in the next seven days, Cannon will break two of those vows. Never say never.About the Author
Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D., is a pastor and professor, and has written extensively for Christian publications. This includes dozens of articles, columns, and essays published in journals, newspapers, and magazines; two chapters in books; and two Bible studies published in the Explore the Bible curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources. In addition, Bob writes a blog aimed at a lay Christian audience at the domain www.bobweathers.net, where he applies a biblical worldview to topics in the news, topics related to Christian living, and matters related to ministry and leadership. With nearly three decades of writing and teaching, he has developed network of friends in ministry throughout the US and even in the UK.