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title: A Preach Well Church: A Plea to Church Members to Help Reinstall Preaching as The Preeminence of The Pastor’s

author: Josh T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: churchissues • date submitted: 5.9.2022 • author id: TaJoA 11222

word count: 27000

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38% of pastors have given serious thought to leaving full-time ministry in the last year. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpredictable, never done work of the ministry, is it any wonder that many pastors contemplated resigning? All of this plus church members with unrealistic expectations and a knack for criticism has taken its toll on pastors and on one particular ministry that pastors are entrusted with: preaching. Empty preachers are filling pulpits. Is there anything church members can do to help their pastors with the essential stress of preaching week-in and week-out? Given his own battle with panic attacks and his extensive research on the subject, the author sought out 97 pastors and asked them: What can your church members do to help you preach well? Each chapter in this book is a commitment, a clear, concrete action developed from the study that church members can take to help their pastors preach well.

About the Author
Dr. Josh Taylor is an ordained minister and holds degrees in pastoral ministry, Christian apologetics, and a D.Min in Biblical Preaching from Anderson University in South Carolina. He has preached on a weekly basis for the last 5 years as the senior pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest, GA. He has also served as a student pastor and a pastor of outreach and evangelism over his 18 years in ministry. Josh speaks at camps, retreats, and chapels in the Southeast. The target audience for the book is every member of a local church, local church pastors, seminary students and professors, regional and state church leaders and conventions. Potential endorsers include: Dr. Michael Duduit, Executive Editor of Preaching magazine and Dean of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. (Dr. Duduit was one of my professors.) Clayton King, Founder/President of Clayton King Ministries, teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC, published author, and evangelist (I was selected for and participated in a yearlong mentorship in Clayton King’s Evangelist Network) Tim Dowdy and Mark Marshall, Lead Strategists for Pastoral Wellness at the Georgia Baptist Convention. (They reviewed my survey for the 97 Georgian Southern Baptist pastors.)

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title: Urban Church Planting: A Biblical View of Understanding Global Dispersion, Ethnic Enclaves, and the Cultural O

author: Matthew F

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 5.9.2022 • author id: FrMaUr11122

word count: 200000

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As global migration increases, foreign-born people arriving in the United States are at their zenith. Recent studies indicate that one in eight people living in the United States is an immigrant. Both the dispersed peoples of the world and micro-expressions of churches will continue to increase. More than 95% of dispersed global unreached people groups (UPGs) live within Metropolitan areas, illustrating the diverse minority and diaspora backgrounds within urban environments. Conjoining the migration of unreached peoples with their choice of settling within comprised ethnic enclaves, the possibility for gospel reconciliation significantly increases. As diaspora immigration continues, implementing effective urban church planting strategies is paramount. One method to fulfill the Trinitarian mission of the church exists in cultivating cultural oikos within ethnic enclaves in urban environments.

About the Author
I have consulted and worked with numerous denominations to create church planting curricula and assessments. I currently serve on faculty at Regent University as an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology/Missiology. I helped design and wrote several courses for Regent’s MA in Church Planting. I am currently serving with the Lausanne Movement Church Planting leadership team. I’ve been given permission to serve other institutions within their urban ministry, church planting, and doctoral departments. I hold a MA in Theology, MDiv, DMin, but working toward a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. I've written and contributed to ten books and have numerous connections that will promote and endorse the new book. This book will be an effective resource as a course textbook and an applicational reference. The book’s primary audience will relate to seminary and university students exploring intercultural studies, mission, Christian movements, church growth, and church planting. This book will benefit church planting organizations, parachurch ministries, pastors, missionaries, and potential church planters. The current data, research, and paradigm-shifting strategies will edify and practically benefit the target audience. Utilizing my connections with Exponential, university, seminary colleagues, associates, and organizational networks would be the first aspect of marketing. Using social media that targets church planting, mission(s), missiological and theological constructs, and/or Great Commission associated organizations.  Specific courses that may benefit from this textbook would be intercultural studies, urban ministry, missions, church planting, and missionary preparedness, all of which I teach in four higher education universities. The educational level of the book would be Bachelors to Masters-level with andragogical aids, self-assessments (Appendices), and reflective discussion questions at the end of each chapter. The book would be used as a permanent or additional resource for the courses I create and teach. Additionally, the book will be utilized by the many denominations and organizations that I train.

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title: Strive Together with Me in your Prayers (STMP): A Daily Walk with Paul

author: SuzAnn L

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 5.6.2022 • author id: LeSuSt9622

word count: 111079

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Strive Together with Me in your Prayers (STMP) came together from my love for God and my desire that His word would sink into my heart and the hearts of other women. My hope and the holy aim of STMP is to assist women in achieving a more purposeful and worshipful communion with God by knowing what His instructive Word says so they may think after His thoughts, ask and seek those things from above, and fight against the things of the world. Strive Together with Me in your Prayers (STMP) is a “prayer’votional." It provides 365 days of scripture, prayer and "votional." The prayers sequentially follow the book, chapter, and verse order of Paul’s thirteen epistles. The name of the book comes from Romans 15:30a where Paul makes a request, “I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit to strive together with me in your prayers to God.” The acronym STMP, while representing the book’s title, also serves the purpose of reminding us that we are to be an impression, have a distinctive character, and be a lasting imprint of Jesus Christ. The phrase “votional” comes from the word devotional, but the emphasis is on the second half of the word “votum” (Latin), which means “pledge, solemn promise, and determination.” When the reader is finished reading Scripture and praying, the next step is to make a solemn promise to meditate on one of the listed points, which are pulled from the day’s reading. The goal is for the reader to stay connected to God’s Word throughout the day by the practice of meditating on a point(s) and allowing that to take root in her life. I believe as women take this daily walk with Paul, by reading, praying, and acting upon Scripture, they will see that Paul isn’t the enemy of women as some may think. Instead, he calls us to develop greater spiritual disciplines, fully surrender to Christ Jesus, and put our faith into action so we may bear external fruit as the Word grows in us. As women strive together with Paul in their prayers, an empowering experience will lead them to a deeper Christian condition and faith. Praying Paul’s holy script leads the way to distinctively Christian living.

About the Author

SuzAnn LeVine is a Jesus follower. She is an ex-New Ager and is married to a non-believer. The Lord pulled her out of the dark deception of the New Age movement in 1985, one year after she married her husband. These life experiences have led her to understand the need to pursue apologetics and sound theology.  She has dedicated herself to biblical truth, scriptural knowledge, and a deep and abiding relationship with her Lord and Savior. She has a passion for women to keep their focus on “things from above,” and has facilitated many women’s Bible studies. In her vocational life, she was an elementary school teacher and a corporate trainer. She has had a varied volunteer career from working with seniors, at a homeless shelter, dog therapy, as a museum docent, and in a thrift shop that supported transitioning incarcerated women back into society. Being a first-time author, she is open to exploring all marketing options and all that is available for her, i.e., build a website, e-mail promotions, church women’s groups, sell on Amazon/take advantage of the features they offer, contact websites that promote Christian books, and whatever else is suggested.  

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title: Small Truths

author: Jan A

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 5.5.2022 • author id: AlJaSm8722

word count: 80980

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The town of Cedar Island is in trouble. The tight-knit community has made poor choices that threaten the relationships that make their town unique. When Erin Price agrees to write short stories to attract customers to her struggling newsletter, she initiates a series of events that have the potential of getting more than the newsletter back on track. The stories are events from Erin’s past chosen for the lessons they convey, but for these lessons to work, she must be willing to expose her true self to her friends and neighbors. Although the stories have a way of pointing each reader to a different lesson, the town will soon discover that it will take more than stories to heal the fear, heartache, loneliness, and lack of trust invading their island community.

About the Author
Jan Allen is a retired Air Force officer and physical therapist who loves to create things. Her most extraordinary claim to fame was making homemade arch supports out of an overabundance of elbow braces at her deployed location. Jan's love of writing started with poetry. Although she had one article published in the magazine Advance for Physical Therapist and Rehab Medicine, most of her writing work for the last 35 years has been in the form of patient notes and exercise treatment plans. Tired of patients who search the internet only to find the wrong information to treat themselves, Jan created a blog for this group of self-treaters called justfixyourself.com. With everyone fixing themselves, she now has time to focus on her other passions: woodworking and writing. Jan Allen has a heart for the military and veteran community, and she lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her husband, her young adult son, her old adult mother, and her ancient dog Buster.

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title: Best Applesauce

author: Heather L

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 4.14.2022 • author id: LiHeBe7922

word count: 1180

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Best Applesauce is a tender story of faith and forgiveness. Nijah, a bi-racial adoptee, loves her family, farm, and fall.  Life is good until she faces some careless words on her bus ride and a school project that stirs up confusion about where she belongs.  While making applesauce, Nijah’s grandma, Nana, draws her out of her isolation with the help of some gentle words and apple crisp.  In an almost parable fashion, Nana relays to Nijah how Nijah and her family are like their family orchard.  Each comes from a different type of tree.  Each has to overcome obstacles to become useful fruit.  Each one is made for a different purpose.  How can Nana’s wisdom … and applesauce ... help replace Nijah’s feelings of doubt and bitterness with ones of confidence and joy?

About the Author

Heather Lind was born and raised in Wisconsin.  She and her husband, Ray, along with their four biological children, moved to Lancaster County, PA, and stayed 16 years before moving back to WI.  While in Lancaster, they did foster and respite care with Coby’s Family Services before adopting their two youngest sons.  As a mother of biological, foster, and adoptive children for the past 26 years, Heather has had firsthand experience and training with children and their emotions.  While all children can relate to hurtful words and difficult assignments, Best Applesauce adds another element for those dealing with feelings of loss in an adoptive or blended family.  It offers a visual picture of why forgiveness and faith are necessary and healing.

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title: What Are You Thinking? A Guide to Right Thinking and Christian Meditation

author: Matthew B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 4.12.2022 • author id: ByMaWh7022

word count: 35700

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We all struggle with sin. If you say you don’t, remember that lying is a sin! But are you trying to fight the battle in the wrong arena? Sin starts in the mind, not the heart. And it is in the mind—the secret battlefield—where sin must be defeated. By embracing biblical principles of right thinking, you can apply Jesus Christ’s victory over sin to your own life. You can live free from the wrong thinking that plagues fallen humanity. What Are You Thinking? confronts an epidemic of wrong thinking, especially in the minds of American Christians. What’s the source? How do you identify it? And, most importantly, what can you do about it? There’s a biblical plan plainly laid out in the Scriptures. Learn how to follow the call of God to reorient your thinking. Then learn how to apply right thinking through Christian meditation, a powerful but often neglected tool to focus your mind on the person, Word, and works of God. Change your thinking and your life will yield abundant spiritual fruit!

About the Author

Dr. J. L. Williams pioneered cross-cultural training of indigenous Christian leaders in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. His writings on Christian leadership and discipleship represent decades of gritty, practical insight into God’s Word and world. The ministry he founded, now called Feed the Hunger, recruits more than 20,000 American volunteers each year to pack food for those in need. This book targets Christians, whether depressed, desperate, or determined, to gain control over their thought life.

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title: Seeing the Unseen God

author: John D

category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 4.9.2022 • author id: DaJoSe6822

word count: 53489

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Seeing the Unseen God is a popular-level, biblical theology of the pursuit to see God—a task the biblical writers tell us is both impossible and essential at the same time. A number of biblical texts teach us that we cannot see God (John 1:18; 1 John 4:12; 1 Tim. 6:16) and yet we are called to pursue a sight of him who is invisible (Heb. 11:27) with the eyes of our hearts (Eph. 1:18). This is a devotionally-focused study covering themes such as God's revelation of himself, the dangers and benefits of images of God, spiritual sight and blindness, the biblical theme of light, seeing God in suffering, and more.

About the Author
I currently serve as Senior Minister for Columbia Christian Church, a mid-sized church in Kentucky. I have also spent years serving as an Associate in two other churches, one larger and one more mid-sized. My first book, God-Centered Christianity: The Bible's Antidote to Self-Centered Religion, was published in June of 2021 with the Christian Restoration Association. I have a Masters in Theology from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary and I have been in full-time ministry for eleven years.

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title: Finding the Messiah, What the Magi Saw and Much More

author: Murray T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 3.25.2022 • author id: ThMuFi3522

word count: 155000

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Finding the Messiah, What the Magi Saw and Much More, © 2021 (full version) How did the Magi, those Wise Men of the east, find the Christ Child using the stars when no one else did? The story begins with the ancient star movements.  Before the Bible was written, the Bright Morning Star observed by Noah and his generation foreshadowed the Seed of the Woman: Immanuel, who is Jesus. Christ’s forefather, Jacob, foretold His coming.  Balaam prophesied of His star.  The Wise Men saw His star in the east.  They journeyed to Jerusalem, not knowing how or where to find Him, but confident of His birth.  King Herod sent them to Bethlehem in search of the Child. That night, hours before their expected morning departure from Jerusalem, the cloud cover lifted.  And the star reappeared, still at the Child in the constellation Virgo, the Virgin who bore the Bright Morning Star!  As they traveled to Bethlehem by starlight, it went before them, positioning over Virgo’s Child as they arrived at dawn.  Then they found the real Child and worshipped Him! What did they see?  How did they know?  Why only them?  Who was this Child?  Come and see!

About the Author
My career as a research engineer, scientist, innovator, and problem solver; 14 years comparing biblical and historical records to back-calculated astronomy; many discoveries of astronomy events that punctuate the Messiah’s life; incredible helpers and reviewers; and numerous packed-house “Star of Bethlehem” planetarium presentations have enabled and inspired me to write this book.  Marketing plans include four complementary books/booklets, a planetarium movie, a cinema movie, and a promotion website.

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title: The BEST FACTS: Apologetics for Every Believer

author: Nathaniel H

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 3.25.2022 • author id: HeNaTh5822

word count: 40000

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The BEST FACTS is a basic introduction to Christian apologetics. This material is fun to learn and easy to understand and remember. It equips believers to deal with doubt and defend their faith.  So many Christians are unprepared for the questions skeptical friends might ask. Having the right answer at the right time can be a game-changer. There are countless other good apologetical resources but this workbook is unique. Many apologetics books can average hundreds of pages each! They use big words many doctoral students might not understand. They are also typically focused on a single topic.  The BEST FACTS is different. It is short, simple, and comprehensive. It gives readers a cumulative, easy to remember, and coherent defense of the Christian faith. Most of the content in this book is not new. The evidence and arguments it contains are well established facts. The BEST FACTS just assembles it all in a shorter format that is easier to understand and remember.  This is a great resource endorsed by leading apologists like Josh McDowell, Frank Turek (Ph.D.), Michael Licona (Ph.D.), Gary R. Habermas (Ph.D.), Jason Jimenez and others.

About the Author
Nate Herbst, the primary author, has a a Seminary degree, a Ph.D., and has spent most of his life involved in Christian ministry. He previously hosted the God Solution, an apologetics focused radio show. In 2018, he co-founded the Great Commission Alliance (GCA), a ministry that trains thousands of believers all over the globe in evangelism and discipleship. Many GCA team members contributed in different ways to this project as well. 

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title: Biblical Shavuot Revealed

author: Murray T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: generalinterest • date submitted: 3.22.2022 • author id: ThMuBi5222

word count: 7900

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Biblical Shavuot Revealed, © 2021 The Feast of Shavuot (Hebrew for weeks) is the neglected biblical celebration of God’s greatest gifts to mankind.  Fully appreciated, it should be a seven-day annual celebration of the birth of the Messiah, the empowerment by the Holy Spirit, the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and his descendants, and the bountiful harvests that feed mankind.  The feast is frequently called Pentecost, Shavuot, and the Feast of Weeks.  Hebrew Scriptures, logic, one second-century BC example, and two New Testament examples define and illustrate the duration and start date. Shavuot is the reason Bethlehem was jam-packed with visitors on the night of Jesus’ birth.  Moses and Joshua chose the first Shavuot to celebrate God keeping His promises to Abraham’s descendants.  The Christian church began on the first day of this feast.  The great grain harvests are celebrated in this feast.  In short, it’s the celebration of the greatest gifts from God; yet very few, if any, fully implement or understand it.  Welcome to biblical Shavuot revealed!

About the Author
My career as a research engineer, scientist, and innovative problem solver; 14 years prayerfully comparing biblical and historical records to back-calculated astronomy; many discoveries; skilled reviewers; and many presentations have enabled me to write this booklet, part of a set of five coordinated books/booklets.  Marketing plans include numerous presentations, a planetarium movie, a cinema movie, and a promotion website.  This booklet should spark good debate across Judaism and Christianity.

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title: Knowing Tomorrow Today: Glimpses of the future that will change your life

author: Merrick B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: prophecy • date submitted: 3.18.2022 • author id: BrMeKn4822

word count: 40804

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Pandemics. Global warming. Heat waves. Cyber-crime. Terrorism. Famine. And who, really, expects things to get better? At least anytime soon? On the contrary, the future can look awfully bleak. However, the Bible reveals that we can be hopeful about the future! Knowing Tomorrow Today is a riveting account which outlines a most amazing prophecy from the Bible, which points to our day, and predicts that the next global superpower will be one that will last forever. It is a love story of a God who so deeply cares for us, that He risked it all by coming down into the messiness and brokenness of our human reality in order to save us from ourselves and the forces of darkness. In Knowing Tomorrow Today we are given a glimpse of the world tomorrow – a world in which good has forever triumphed over evil. The future will see heaven on earth – a blissful existence in which redeemed humanity forever enjoys endearing encounters with their Creator. Pandemics. Global warming. Heat waves. Cyber-crime. Terrorism. Famine. Yes, but there’s also this promise as well: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4). That’s knowing tomorrow today.

About the Author
Merrick Brown is a dynamic Bible teacher and speaker who is passionate about sharing the hope that God has brought to his life. Merrick has spent the last twenty years studying and  sharing the prophecies of the Bible, especially those from the books of Daniel and Revelation. He holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honors) degree in Information Technology from Middle Georgia State University and is currently pursuing the MA in Religion degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He plans to use his book Knowing Tomorrow Today, along with a weekly podcast, as resources for an expanded global teaching ministry. Even though his book is a Bible study on prophecy that was primarily written to inspire and strengthen the faith of believers in these uncertain times, he believes that many non-believers who are skeptical about the Christian church and are not affiliated with a church will also find value in it.

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title: The First Passover, New Discoveries of the Astronomy and Date

author: Murray T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: generalinterest • date submitted: 3.18.2022 • author id: ThMuTh4422

word count: 7500

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The First Passover, New Discoveries of the Astronomy and Date © 2021 This book uses biblical and historical records to determine the date of the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt.  Then it uses astronomy software to determine the Sun, Moon, and star alignments that occurred at the First Passover—the culminating event of one of the greatest deliverances in the Old Testament.  That midnight the Lord displayed His power in deliverances and judgments.  He spared all households that applied the blood of a substitute lamb to their doorposts but killed every firstborn son in all the other households of Egypt.  Simultaneously, He also judged all the gods of Egypt.  The next morning the Jews left as a freed people. Incredible as it seems, God left evidence in the sky.  The Moon, analogous to Pharaoh’s firstborn son for those who worshiped it, turned blood red in total eclipse as judgment occurred.  The correlation and prophetic symbolism of this eclipse have been lost until now, but not anymore.

About the Author
My career as a research engineer, scientist, and innovative problem solver; 14 years prayerfully comparing biblical and historical records to back-calculated astronomy; many discoveries; skilled reviewers; and many presentations have enabled me to write this short book, part of a set of five coordinated books/booklets.  Marketing plans include numerous presentations, a planetarium movie, a cinema movie, and a promotion website.  This book should spark good debate across Judaism and Christianity.

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title: Solomon's Wine of Adultery: The Lost Message of the Song of Songs

author: Jungeun L

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 3.12.2022 • author id: LeJuSo4222

word count: 89100

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Solomon's Wine of Adultery: The Lost Message of the Song of Songs provides a new understanding of the message and meaning of the Song of Songs (hereafter, the Song). The book is organized into eight probing questions: 1. Why retranslate the Song? 2. Who is the Lover? 3. Who is the Beloved? 4. What kind of love does the Wife want? 5. Why is the Song a love lament? 6. Who is the author? 7. Who is the Wife really talking to? 8. What is the Song really about? The book is written in a style that is accessible to the serious lay student of scripture, but its ground-breaking hermenutic will be of interest to an academic audience. I have grounded this book in an examination of the Hebrew text of the Song, looking closely at grammar, definition choices, and comparative studies of words as used elsewhere in the Old Testament. I have also considered historical, cultural, archeological, and ancient biblical manuscript evidence in my analyses. Where many traditional translations of the Song have glossed over puzzling or difficult passages, I have endeavored to take the text seriously and let it speak for itself, providing an updated literal word-for-word translation of the Song. This has led to insights that have been astounding. The Song is not simply a love song, but is actually a love lament. At the heart of the chiastic structure of the Song is a Hebrew word for "love" that is always connected to promiscuity and adultery in the rest of the Old Testament. Furthermore, I believe the Song was not written by Solomon, but by his first wife, the daughter of Pharaoh, who is his preeminent wife (hereafter, the Wife) mentioned in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles. The Song is not a fictional work, but an intimate, autobiographical document in which the Wife shares her love and heartbreak over her relationship with Solomon. The Song was written after the Wife was unjustly removed from her position as Solomon's preeminent queen. As a result, the entire Song is structured as a conversation between the Wife and a group of people who are her only access to Solomon. Thoughout their relationship, the Wife poured out faithful covenantal love to Solomon. But Solomon's unfaithful response was the pursuit of fleshly pleasures and indulgence in many women. In this sense, the story that the Song tells about Solomon parallels the biblical testimony of Solomon's many wives and concubines and how they ultimately led his heart into unfaithfulness. Traditional translations miss or obscure these aspects of the Song. Through these insights, this book provides a foundational hermeutic for a fresh translation of the Song. At the conclusion of the book, I share the lessons that the Song has for us. The story of the Song carries a prophetic warning that an abundance of God's blessings can lead to the temptation of selfish, fleshly indulgence. The Song teaches us that by surrendering our own ways and holding onto God's ways in the midst of difficulties, we come to know the depth of God's heart and love for us. In turn, we then have an opportunity to reveal the depths of God's love to others.

About the Author

- Graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity with an Old Testament focus

- Studied the Song of Songs for 20+ years

- Serving at Calvary Christian Church in various ministries over past 15 years: Cleansing Stream, Watchman Prayer, Morning Prayer, and Street Evangelism

- Married for 26 years to my husband, Charles Lee, and mother of 5 children

- Served as the children and youth pastor in Korean churches (1993–2007)

- Received a calling to write this book at the Urbana 90 Missions Conference (1990)

- Served on a short-term mission trip -to La Paz, Bolivia, where I was baptized by the Holy Spirit (1990)

- Worked as an Environmental Designer in Lippincott and Margulies (1988–1991)

- Graduated from Parson School of Design with a BFA in Environmental Design (1988)

- Surrendered my life to Jesus in 1988

- Bi-lingual and travelled to over 20 countries

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title: An Apostle's Life: Conflicts Without and Fears Within: The Message of 2 Corinthians

author: Loren V

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 3.9.2022 • author id: VaLoAn3922

word count: 42133

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The great apostle Paul talked openly about his struggles in this intimate letter to the Corinthian church. Often misunderstood and overlooked for the better-known First Corinthians, Second Corinthians offers an unparalleled glimpse of Paul's life. With the emergence of modern apostles, it offers crucial biblical insights on apostleship. Verses from Second Corinthians (We are Christ's ambassadors, Do not be unequally yoked, If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, God loves a cheerful giver) are often quoted with no idea of their context. This intensely practical book will help you understand Second Corinthians and apply it to your life. The picture it presents of a mature Christian life may surprise many modern believers.

About the Author

My 45 years of ministry began with 6 years on the campuses of the City University of New York with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During 21 years as a chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons hundreds of men came to Christ, and I have continued to disciple them and many other “spiritual sons” through a web site, blog and 14 books written for those hungry for solid biblical teaching.

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title: Finding the Messiah, What the Magi Saw and More

author: Murray T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: generalinterest • date submitted: 3.8.2022 • author id: ThMuFi3722

word count: 99000

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Finding the Messiah, What the Magi Saw and More, © 2021 (abridged version) How did the Magi, those Wise Men of the east, find the Christ Child using the stars when no one else did? The story begins with the ancient star movements.  Before the Bible was written, the Bright Morning Star observed by Noah and his generation foreshadowed the Seed of the Woman: Immanuel, who is Jesus. Christ’s forefather, Jacob, foretold His coming.  Balaam prophesied of His star.  The Wise Men saw His star in the east.  They journeyed to Jerusalem, not knowing how or where to find Him, but confident of His birth.  King Herod sent them to Bethlehem in search of the Child. That night, hours before their expected morning departure from Jerusalem, the cloud cover lifted.  And the star reappeared, still at the Child in the constellation Virgo, the Virgin who bore the Bright Morning Star!  As they traveled to Bethlehem by starlight, it went before them, positioning over Virgo’s Child as they arrived at dawn.  Then they found the real Child and worshipped Him! What did they see?  How did they know?  Why only them?  Who was this Child?  Come and see!

About the Author
My career as a research engineer, scientist, innovator, and problem solver; 14 years comparing biblical and historical records to back-calculated astronomy; many discoveries of astronomy events that punctuate the Messiah’s life; incredible helpers and reviewers; and numerous packed-house “Star of Bethlehem” planetarium presentations have enabled and inspired me to write this book.  Marketing plans include four complementary books/booklets, a planetarium movie, a cinema movie, and a promotion website.

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title: The Birth and Appointed Times of the Messiah

author: Murray T

category: nonfiction • subcategory: generalinterest • date submitted: 2.28.2022 • author id: ThMuTh3922

word count: 6900

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The Birth and Appointed Times of the Messiah © 2021, (micro version; condensed from Finding the Messiah, What the Magi Saw and Much More, full version) All seven of the most important dates in Jesus Christ’s life occurred either on one of the appointed days or feasts in Leviticus chapter 23 or on an anniversary date of a key event in Jewish history, sometimes both.  All are described in Scripture.  Four of the seven are marked with rare and symbolic Sun, Moon, and/or star alignments.  Three of these alignments are described in Scripture. Foretold in the Scriptures, marked in the stars, lived amongst His people, but lost to mankind!  How could this be?  Come and see!

About the Author
My career as a research engineer, scientist, innovator, and problem solver; 14 years prayerfully comparing biblical and historical records to back-calculated astronomy; many discoveries of astronomy events that punctuate the Messiah’s life; skilled reviewers; and numerous packed-house “Star of Bethlehem” planetarium presentations have enabled me to write this short book, part of set of five coordinated books/booklets.  Marketing plans include numerous presentations, a planetarium movie, a cinema movie, and a promotion website.

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title: Blended: My Happily Ever After

author: Bridgette H

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.23.2022 • author id: HaBrBl2222

word count: 6200

Content

Blended: My Happily Ever After is a fictional book for children aged 7 to 12 that tells the story of a girl named Mia whose mom is remarrying after divorce from Mia’s dad.  Mia was very young when her parents divorced, and now as a seven-year-old, she tries to come to terms with her parents’ divorce as her mom prepares to remarry.  Blended: My Happily Ever After follows Mia’s journey from being an only child to sharing Mom with her step-dad and two step-siblings. Mia ultimately learns that while family isn’t exactly what she’s seen in the fairy tales, where there is love there is family, and love is everything she needs. Although there are other books on the market that deal with issues of divorce, remarriage, and/or diverse family makeup, these books are often in picture book format, aimed at preschool-age children, or are in the form of self-help workbook for parents.  Blended: My Happily Ever After is for those older school-aged children who will find that they have lots in common with Mia or her two older step-siblings.  Additionally, although Blended: My Happily Ever After delves into divorce, remarriage, and new siblings, future stories in the Blended series will focus on other social and family dynamics such as Mia’s life as part of an interracial family, and how Mia and her family work together to cope with mental illness affecting one of her step-siblings.  

About the Author

After teaching elementary school for six years, I decided to obtain my law degree and have been a lawyer for nearly fourteen years. I reside in Fort Worth, Texas, along with my husband, three children, and our two golden doodles. My family is a blended family. This is a second marriage for both my husband and me, and we each have a child or children from our former marriages. Our road to becoming a cohesive family hasn't been perfect, and I know that we may not appear to be the perfect family to some as I and my daughter from my former marriage are African American, and my husband and two bonus kids are white. But our family is so full of love, and I hope my stories encourage kids who are also in non-traditional families that love is what matters most.

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title: Tribulation Cult: Birth of a Remnant

author: Michael P

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 2.22.2022 • author id: PhMiTr2122

word count: 175000

Content

Tribulation Cult: Birth of a Remnant is book 1 of a fiction series of the future. What will the political and cultural landscape look like in the mid-2100s? Will progressivism eliminate Christian values altogether? Will the Christian foundations of America stage a comeback? Will Christians be anticipating the end times? Or will the tribulation have come? Beginning with the emergence of the New Left out of the tumultuous 1960s, Book 1 of Tribulation Cult stretches over two generations to its climax in 2048. Center stage are four college friends who follow divergent life paths—two Christians who become ministers, and their liberal counterparts who rise to the summit of world politics. The journeys of the three focus many interconnected themes in the lives of men and women who must decide where they stand as the nation increasingly splits along liberal and conservative lines, and what role the church is meant to play in that divide. Will true Christians be viewed as a cult, increasingly ostracized from mainstream society, culture, and politics? These are only two of the questions the characters in Tribulation Cult are forced to grapple with in this deeply challenging spiritual drama written in the style of Phillips’ best-selling Rift in Time.

About the Author

Michael Phillips has been writing in the Christian marketplace since 1975. He is the author of over a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers. He is known as one of the premier novelists of the Christian fiction boom of the 1980s, and as the man responsible for the renaissance of interest in Scotsman George MacDonald. In addition to his own work, he has published eighty titles by and about MacDonald.

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title: Green Flash

author: Martha V

category: fiction • subcategory: suspense • date submitted: 2.19.2022 • author id: VaMaGr3422

word count: 93200

Content

When Marc Simms, maverick pilot, joins a midwestern mission team as a cover for a diamond heist in an Afro-Caribbean country, he believes avoiding profanity will be his greatest challenge. Traveling with people, however, who excel in compassion but lack worldly or multicultural wisdom puts him in chaotic situations he could have avoided if traveling alone. During the nine-day trip, the charismatic widower intentionally charms each team member, except one, who warns missionary Trent Forbes that Marc has ulterior motives for joining the team. Forbes, focused on keeping everyone safe during pre-revolution riots in the dictator-ruled nation, ignores the warning. Marc’s scheme, including romancing the attractive green-eyed Kerri, unfolds without a snag—until the bodies start piling up.

About the Author
Martha VanCise lived in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Haiti and has twenty years of experience working with mission teams. Her book, Successful Mission Teams: A Guide for Volunteers (New Hope-2 editions) sold around 25,000 copies. She also co-wrote two other traditionally published books: Run to the Roar: Stories about Facing Tough Challenges Head-On, and Construction Industry Guide to OSHA. Her articles have appeared in twenty-five evangelical periodicals, and she has edited/ghostwritten books for two people who self-published (Westbow).  At Indian River State College (Florida), she developed curriculum for English as a Second Language students.

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title: The Light in the Woods

author: Lori J

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 2.19.2022 • author id: JoLoTh2122

word count: 77000

Content

Since his father’s murder, MICHAEL has been coasting through the stages of grief within the confines of his own heart, refusing to discuss his pain, his guilt, or his anger at God with anyone. He also never mentions his possible angel encounter or his suicide attempt. But, he agrees to attend a Christian camp for two weeks with other 17-year-olds who share his tragic fate – a parent dying in the line of duty. Michael assumes it will be a tortuous hotbed of death discussions and talking about his feelings, but it’s the only way he can both appease his mother and score a promised new car. Through journal entries, each camper’s unique grief journey is revealed. As the group tackles daily outdoor challenges, they’re each forced to wrestle with how the stages of grief are crushing their hearts. This proves to be more daunting than climbing the scariest of ropes courses, or facing an angry bear. But this six-pack of camper friends could be what leads Michael out of his grief solitude and into reconnecting with God, finding an unexpected romance, and discovering light where only darkness once dwelled. However, their self-work drudges up ugliness and their untamed anger could destroy the blossoming friendships and squash the beginnings of the healing process. But the camp’s rare albino deer could mysteriously become their redeemer and show them the way to forgiveness and growth, or her near-slaying could be what tears them apart.    

About the Author

Lori Jones is an award-winning author of women’s and children’s fiction. She delivers “Writing with Heart” assemblies to public, Catholic, and Christian schools with her children’s book, RILEY’S HEART MACHINE, inspired by her daughter’s heart defect. She’s an active fundraiser and advocate for congenital heart defect research and sits on The Children’s Heart Foundation’s Board of Directors. She also serves as the organization’s Marketing Committee Chair. Lori’s led bible study groups and volunteered at one of Pittsburgh’s largest non-denominational churches, and has spoken at other churches about seeing God’s faithfulness through adversity. Lori assists in leading Mindful Writers retreats at the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center in Pennsylvania. The Christian camp that provides the setting has given an endorsement for THE LIGHT IN THE WOODS manuscript.  Lori’s included a discussion guide with the manuscript so the novel could be used as a tool for Christian counselors, or for grief journal prompts.

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title: Come and See

author: Kellie L

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 2.14.2022 • author id: LaKeCo1722

word count: 88000

Content

If you’re a Christian, you’ve heard of Jesus and probably know plenty about him. But have you ever met this man and had your life wrecked? I hadn’t either.   Perhaps you stand on the fringes of the crowd, watching as blind beggars elbow their way to the center of the crowd to be healed by Jesus. You wonder at these outcasts who later exit the crowd, transformed into some of Jesus’ most passionate followers.   Jesus offers spiritual vision to everyone. He stands within reach, willing to heal, give rest, and restore life. But, the path seems complicated. So you stay where you are—intrigued, but not altered. Dare to leave the fringe to encounter Jesus. Set down your offerings, leave behind your rules, and come to him with nothing. He’s ready to give you everything. The Bible contains the map, the tools, and the passion for finding him. Four life-changing tools brought me to the center of the crowd to meet Jesus. Let me show you the way. Come and See. 

About the Author
Kellie Laskowski is the homeschool mom of three boys, wife, Bible teacher, speaker, and author. Her passion for helping others see Jesus has led to many opportunities to speak at workshops, retreats, and women’s conferences. She is on staff as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at her church, where she has a decade of experience. 

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title: Dear God, I'm Thankful For My Body

author: Ellie L

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.11.2022 • author id: LaElDe1122

word count: 400

Content

Brief Description: Dear God, I’m Thankful for my Body is the working title for my picture book.   Meet Lucas, Mia, and Jamal, who are thankful God made their amazing bodies with a sense of balance, and Z-O-O-O-M with them around the world, and meet children of many cultures and skin colors. Each one is thankful for what their body can do.   This book focuses on diversity and lets children of many cultures and skin colors see themselves in a book. At the same time, it focuses on unity – God created each us as a unique member of the human family with an amazing body. Dear God, I’m Thankful for my Body helps expand the reader’s worldview.

About the Author
Credentials: Ellie Langford is a mom, a teacher, and an author. Seeing a need for more inclusive and multicultural books to be available for young children, she wrote Dear God, I’m Thankful for my Body. In the past, she won 1st place in the Tennessee Mountain Writers’ Writing for Youth category, won honorable mention in a Writer’s Digest contest of 19,000 entrants in the children’s category, and helped write a children’s science series used in schools across the nation. She’s been published in Christian children’s magazines, and wrote a booklet on self-improvement for doctor’s offices. She has a passion for writing children’s picture books and has spent time learning the craft. Platform: Ellie is building an author’s platform on social media – Facebook – @Ellie LangfordFacebook – Admin of Clicking Keys for Writers of Children’s Lit, Illustrators, Parents, …,   Twitter – @EleanorLangfor5. She’s a member of SCBWI, CBI, and a 2020 and 2021 member of the 12 x 12 Challenge. She also a member of several, smaller writing for children groups. She is working on developing a WordPress website.   Marketing: Ellie’s detailed marketing plan includes contacting Christian education systems, churches, libraries, two Christian radio stations (possibly more), a website, friends and family, extensive use of social media and more.

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title: The Story of Christmas: The Birth of Jesus & The History of St. Nick

author: Sarah F

category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.1.2022 • author id: FrSaTh36321

word count: 690

Content

This book brings you into my home as I tell the story of Christmas to my children. Of course, we all know the story of Jesus's birth. But many don't know the history behind St. Nick and how he was a follower of Christ as well. Why do we leave our stockings by the chimney? For years, I struggled as a mother to explain to my kids the meaning of Christmas with Jesus and St. Nick. Every book I found told either the story of Jesus's birth or the story of Santa, but not both. My grandmother is the most giving person, and Christmas is her favorite time of year because she gets to be a "Santa" for someone else. I wanted to keep "Santa" as a part of our family tradition, so I wrote this book for my children so they would understand why we celebrate Christmas the way we do today. I recently posted about our tradition on social media and received so many requests from other moms for the text of the book that I decided to submit it as a children's book.

About the Author

Sarah French is a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. She is a broadcast news anchor for the NBC affiliate WCNC Charlotte. Sarah joined WCNC from WHDH in Boston, MA. She was the morning anchor there and joined the team in 2011. She was also the host of What's Cooking, How to Help, and Backstage in Boston. Prior to WHDH, Sarah was the morning anchor at WTIC in Hartford, CT. Sarah began her career as a reporter for KOMU in Columbia, MO and brings rich experience covering major world events. She was on the ground covering the Boston Marathon bombing, the destructive aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Besides her three prestigious Emmy Awards, she also received the "Speak for Thyself Award" honoring community advocates and non-profit leaders, as well as Boston’s Most Exceptional Women Honoree. Sarah is an inspirational champion for several notable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She is also an advocate for domestic violence victims. After the tragic death of her friend and colleague, Alice Morrin, Sarah worked tirelessly with Connecticut legislators to pass a 911 texting bill. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2021, she went back to school and earned her Master of Journalism degree. After covering the Boston Marathon bombing, Sarah decided her research would focus on how to help journalists who cover traumatic events. Sarah is a member of Cherokee nation. She grew up in Arkansas and lives in Charlotte with her husband and two kids. They also have two dogs, Buddy and Teddy! Sarah is a huge fan of the theater and enjoys spending her free time with family. Sarah’s family are members of Calvary Church in Charlotte, and she volunteers in the children’s ministry as well. 

Facebook – 21K - https://www.facebook.com/sarah.s.french TikTok – 16.8K -  https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahsfrench?lang=en Instagram – 15.2K - https://www.instagram.com/sarahsfrench/ Website - https://www.sarahsfrench.com/

MARKETING PLAN: Sarah French is an on-air anchor for an NBC affiliate station in Charlotte, North Carolina that has ties to 185 other NBC affiliates nationwide as well as The Today Show and other NBC news and morning talk shows.  French’s NBC affiliate is owned and operated by TEGNA, which means this book can be promoted on more than 47 stations across the country.  With over 15 years in the news business, French has numerous contacts across media platforms that can help promote and market the book in major cities across the U.S.

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title: The Little Blue Lamb

author: Jane M

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 1.29.2022 • author id: McJaTh1422

word count: 1102

Content

I’d like to introduce you to The Little Blue Lamb by Wayne Maxwell, Jr. and Illustrated by me, Jane M McCabe. This charming children’s story naturally is about a blue lamb who wonders why she happened to born blue and finds acceptance from baby Jesus. It is for children from 4 to 6 years old. It was first published in 2005 by Pegasus Publications (i.e. M David Samples). Now I am seeking to have it republished with a traditional house. (Mr. Maxwell died twenty years ago and Mr. Samples about five years ago.) Copies of it have become scarcer than hen’s teeth—if you try to buy a copy through Amazon it will cost over $450. It took some doing for me to get permission to republish the book from Wayne’s family, but recently I have overcome that obstacle. I think The Little Blue Lamb is destined to become a children’s book classic and am confident that the republication of this book will be a good source of income for its publisher. If you would like to see the entire illustrated story, please visit my website: www.janemmccabe-mywork.squarespace.com

About the Author
Jane M McCabe was born in Billings, Montana and attended grade school, junior high and high school there. In 1959 she was the valedictorian of her high school class. After attending Eastern Montana College for two years, majoring in pre-med, she transferred to and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Art and a minor in English. She got her master’s degree in Fine Art in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967. Following that, she attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota for three years. She has taught her entire life all the while continuing to work as a writer and painter. For five years she worked for the San Francisco Unified School District as a Children’s Center teacher. For three years she taught in the Art Department at Eastern Montana College. During the 24 years she lived in New York City she taught computer software programs—Word, Excel, PageMaker, CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator, and English in numerous adult training facilities and colleges in the NYC area. She taught art appreciation and drawing at Taft College in Taft, California. Most recently she taught ESL at the University of South Los Angeles. Jane had a one-man show in New York City at Trinity Lutheran Church on the Upper West Side in 1996. Most recently she had a one-man show at the Rock Rose Gallery in Los Angeles, called “Los Angeles on my Mind,” in January of 2016. Jane is an associate editor of the Neworld Review and regularly edits and writes reviews for this on-line magazine. She has written the following: A Basket of Birds—a novel, published, 1996 An Old Song, a New Song—a novella Moonlight Over Montana—a novel Revelation! The Single Story of Divine Prophecy to Abraham & his Descendants—the Jews, Christians & Muslims—on religion, published with Xlibris, 2000 The Second Coming—a screenplay, 2018 Harry and Javier—a screenplay, 2007 She has written and illustrated the following: The Remarkable Story of the Very First Flower, published with Author House, 2010 Celeste, Oliver & the Holey Wall—a story for children The Worm That Wanted to Fly—a children’s story, available on Kindle She has illustrated the following: The Miracle of Sandy Duck—by Wayne F. Maxwell, Jr., published in 2001 The Little Blue Lamb-- by Wayne F. Maxwell, Jr., published in 2003 Jennifer’s Journey-- by Wayne F. Maxwell, Jr. To see the altarpiece Jane painted in 2011 please go to http://youtu.be/f4o2mymYUQQ To view Jane McCabe’s paintings, please go to www.janemmccabe-mywork.squarespace.com

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title: Chappy

author: John Sterling B

category: fiction • subcategory: mystery • date submitted: 1.29.2022 • author id: BrJoCh922

word count: 75069

Content

Title: Chappy After her father passes away, young lawyer, Lorrie Ashton, uses her inheritance to buy an old house on the remote "elbow" of Chappaquiddick (Chappy) Island near the Cape Poge Lighthouse.  She also discovers a hidden manuscript in her father's attic that has the potential to reopen decades-old wounds and ignite a national political firestorm.  When Lorrie learns a wealthy developer intends to purchase the lighthouse and surrounding properties to build an "eco-resort" on the Cape, she joins forces with an eager investigative reporter from Boston to mount a campaign to stop the proposed project.  Outmatched financially and politically and frightened by a developer who will stop at nothing to succeed, Lorrie must choose between saving the Cape or exposing a secret that would rewrite history.

About the Author
John Sterling Bridges is a retired attorney who practiced environmental, land use, and real estate law for 36 years on the central coast of California.  He has written 23 novels (ten of which are self-published with Amazon/Kindle - search: "John Sterling Bridges books") including a four-book mystery series for pre-teens called "The Secrets of Monterey." He is also in the process of producing an illustrated children's book he wrote called Granddad Otter.  John and his wife Lorrie (also an author) have three adult children and seven grandchildren.  They have been actively involved with numerous ministries (e.g., Board of Directors, Children's, Mentoring, Hospitality) at their local church, Calvary Monterey, for 34 years.  In addition to their Amazon presence, John and his wife have social media connections (Instagram and Facebook).

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