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title: Believable

author: Waede M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 5.22.2023 • author id: MiWaBe11023

word count: 30000

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What if you had proof that the resurrection happened? Real, tangible evidence? Skeptics and even many Christians today see it as an impossibility. They think the story of the resurrection is, at best, a metaphor meant to reveal a deeper truth, or, at worst, completely fabricated folklore. Most discard it as a wild tale, hastily made up by Jesus's followers to try and give some meaning to his death. However, careful study of Old Testament stories written hundreds or even thousands of years ago will show that God planned the resurrection long before Jesus walked the Earth. A close look at the content and historical context of these accounts will show that they reveal many specific details about Jesus' life, death and ultimate resurrection ages before they came to pass. Specifically, the five biographies examined here will show that God laid out His plan for Jesus thousands of years ago and left the blueprints in the history of the Israelite nation as proof for anyone who takes the time to seek it out.

About the Author
Wade Milam is a veterinarian and medical director of a corporate veterinary clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. His long interest in ancient and Biblical history led to his efforts to share the truth of the Bible. With his wife, Courtney, an internist in Knoxville, he has managed to raise four children.

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title: Redrick Raccoon and the Missing Strawberry Happy Birthday Cake

author: Karen M

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 5.15.2023 • author id: MoKaRe10223

word count: 1160

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Today is Redrick Raccoon’s birthday! As Redrick bustles about decorating his Berry Hollow home, he realizes something is missing. That missing something is a birthday cake. The raccoon finds his copy of the Berry Hollow Cookbook and bakes a delicious village favorite called Strawberry Happy Birthday Cake. As there is no more room on the kitchen table, Redrick opens a window and places the cake on the windowsill. Later when Redrick’s birthday party guests arrive, they discover the cake is gone! The friends encourage one another and follow the cake crumbs out the window and into the forest, where they make a delightful discovery. As the day wears on, the raccoon realizes the importance of friendship and that a cake isn’t necessary to celebrate one’s birthday. Afterward, when Redrick and his friends return home, Redrick receives a beautiful, delightful surprise from the townsfolk of Berry Hollow.

About the Author
Karen H. Monteith has a BA degree in English. She always has loved literature, particularly fairy tales. In 2009 she began writing children's stories, and eventually discovered her lively little raccoon character--a fixture in her writing ever since. She resides in western North Carolina.

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title: Turning Toward Eden

author: Ann N

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 5.11.2023 • author id: NeAnTu10023

word count: 80352

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“Maybe you aren’t chasing her so much as running from yourself.” What was that supposed to mean? Hollis might be 14-year-old Eden’s only friend, a lanky boy her Mama calls her “beau,” but he could try the patience of a saint. Eden has been in a tailspin, that much is true—crash-landing in a Podunk beach town when her disabled younger brother comes home from the institution and her father walks out. Stuck with tending to Dex while Mama struggles to make ends meet, Eden takes refuge in religion, at least on Sundays. On Fridays, she sneaks down to Cap’s Diner to play poker with the grizzled fishermen. And every day in between, she ditches Dex duty to pier fish with Hollis. It hasn't been easy, a Texas girl wrenched from bayous and sweet tea, adrift in Pacific swells and ninth-grade snubs. But it’s summer now, and the family of locals she’s cobbled together isn’t half bad. Then the crimes begin—petty at first but escalating to a killing on the beach. Eden is sure the Soviet girl is behind them, a recent immigrant bullied for her garish clothes and elusive ways. Rumor is that the “Commie” transforms into a raven at night, raining curses on the town in revenge. Though Hollis cautions against the gossip, he has to admit the girl is a mystery. Determined to discover the truth, Eden embarks on a reckless game of chase, even if it means risking her brother’s life. Seeking Raven’s secret, she unearths her own. But will it be too late to save her brother? A coming-of-age story set against a summer of intrigue in 1971 California

About the Author
Cate Touryan (pen name) is the author of short stories, creative nonfiction, and novels. She holds an MA in English and a JD (law) and works as freelance developmental and copy editor as well as a university and government writing instructor. Her childhood aspiration to turn straw into gold fizzled as she realized how steep the cost—trading in her firstborn. So she did a more socially acceptable thing. Realizing it wasn’t the magic in story but the magic of story, she began to write. When not writing, she enjoys anything that will give her a view but keeps her feet on the ground and video chats with her two daughters as much as possible, who—perhaps fearing she might indeed trade them—live in a time zone 9 hours ahead. Cate lives on the central coast of California with her husband, her Yorkie, and a rafter of turkeys—as in both a whole bunch of them and in the rafters. She has yet to turn them into story, but when she does, she's hoping for gold.

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title: God's Amazing ABCs

author: Roxanne G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 5.10.2023 • author id: GiRoGo9923

word count: 499

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This book is a children's biblical rhyming book of the ABCs.  This book is perfect for the preschooler learning their letters.

About the Author
With a degree in education from UNO, I am currently teaching Bible, math, and science at a Christian school.  Aside from being a Bible teacher, I have been a preschool teacher.  As a preschool teacher I wrote poems to reinforce the lessons.  I am, also, a published author (My publisher passed away last May, so the books are no longer on the market.), who wrote three Bible poem books (Old Testament, New Testament, and a devotional).  My passions are teaching Bible, teaching children, and writing poems.  This book includes all three.

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title: Easter for Quakers: New Light on Conviction, Convincement, and Conversion

author: Thomas G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 5.10.2023 • author id: GaThEa9923

word count: 70000

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Rooted in a fresh examination of the biblical witness and the experience of early Friends, as well as insights from Rene Girard’s mimetic theory (“the scapegoat mechanism,” “non-violent atonement”), this book offers a new and practical perspective on the traditional “Quaker praxis” of conviction, convincement, and conversion.  Conviction is the visceral realization that the world is not as it should be, and that we are complicit in that reality.  Convincement is the life-altering experience of “an unseen order,” the “infinite ocean of light and love,” that is behind and above the dis-order of the world, coupled with the belief that this unseen order can transform the world as it presently is.  Conversion is the lifelong project of moving from a self-centered to a God-centered way of life, requiring vision, discernment, courage, humility, prayer, and the support of one’s spiritual community.  Out of a radical and contemporary reinterpretation of the meaning of Easter within the larger biblical narrative, this new understanding can lead us back to our Quaker roots, renewing our commitment to attend to the movement of the Spirit through the still-relevant experiences of conviction, convincement, and conversion.

About the Author
Thomas Gates is a retired family physician and medical educator whose medical career took him, among other places, to Friends Lugulu Hospital in western Kenya (1991-94).  He is a lifelong Quaker, living for the past 27 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is the author of five Pendle Hill Pamphlets (numbers 319, 341, 371, 422, and 435), as well as Opening the Scriptures: Bible Lessons from the 2005 Gathering of Friends (QuakerPress, 2006). 

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title: The Mountain and the Sign of the Ski

author: Donald M

category: fiction • subcategory: mystery • date submitted: 5.10.2023 • author id: MeDoTh10023

word count: 86000

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Steve and Beth are on a learn-to-ski vacation and take a detour road leading them to a ski lodge, The Mountain, where they are the only students. Their personal instructor, Theo, knows much about them and he imparts Godly wisdom along with expert ski instruction. Steve rejects everything to do with God while Beth recalls dormant Sunday School experiences. After a miraculous escape from harm, and a healing for Beth, Steve shows interest in Theo’s teaching about Jesus. On the way home their car breaks down at a garage and they are taken in by a church group while the car is repaired. They have a mysterious experience with a child which comes back to them twenty years later when they meet her again and she helps them solve the mystery surrounding their time at The Mountain. The world situation is deteriorating, and Steve and Beth have identical dreams of meeting Theo lifting a veil he put over them twenty years ago. Theo reveals his identity and tells them to write a book about their experiences because the time for the rapture is short and their book will evangelize many.

About the Author
Don Mercer has advanced degrees in Counseling and International Relations. He served 27 years in military intelligence and CIA operations around the world including direct combat. He is decorated for heroism and numerous accomplishments. Don is the former CEO of a large Christian nonprofit caring for children and families. He is also a former CEO of a multi-county organization providing numerous services to low income/disadvantaged people including several Head Start schools. He is the founder of a youth entrepreneurship nonprofit teaching kids how to start their own business. He has published several military articles and has self-published a book on Followership. He has served as a first editor and advisor on eight nonfiction books focused on international issues such as China, Russia and America. Don is Chairman of the Board of Prophecy Watchers Inc. Prophecy Watchers has an international audience and a bookstore that reaches hundreds of thousands of people. They will feature the book in videos, their yearly conferences and all source media presentations. Two other large ministries with a worldwide reach will feature the book and conduct author interviews. Don will donate all royalties.

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title: Evil Necessitates The Existence Of God

author: Robert P

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 5.10.2023 • author id: PrRoEv9723

word count: 17500

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It is one thing to contemplate the philosophy of evil from the scholastic halls of academia or the comfort of one's living room couch; it is another matter entirely to experience it first-hand and face-to-face, and suffer a ferocious tempest deep within one's soul. In the latter case, one may undergo a crisis of faith and be tempted to follow the advice of Job’s 'friends'; he may be tempted to 'curse God and die'. Evil has vexed philosophers and the church for Millenia, representing the most significant challenge for both Christianity and the existence of God,  inevitably becoming the "nuclear option" for atheists to argue against the existence of God. However, is it possible that evil actually presents a powerful argument for the very existence of God? Can the existence of evil be used, in the words of Anselm, "to shatter the rigid resistance of unbelievers"? In fact, evil logically necessitates the existence of God and the argument that is most often raised against the existence of God, backfires.

About the Author
I am an aerospace engineer that spent 20 years on Active Duty and 28 years as a engineer for a defense company. A follower of Christ since 1974 with a life-long interest in apologetics, I am graduating this year with an MA in Apologetics from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this year. The potential market for this book is increasingly significant given the challenges now facing the church by an imploding culture.

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title: Sanctified Motherhood: Growing Closer to Christ Through the Everyday Moments of Mom Life

author: Alexandra J

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 5.10.2023 • author id: JeAlSa9723

word count: 42100

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Motherhood is a gift, children are a blessing, but some moments in motherhood feel monotonous, stressful, and overbearing. Mamas, we need to lean in on Jesus Christ like never before! By cultivating hearts of thanksgiving, by purifying our lives, and adopting daily disciplines that reorient the arrows of our hearts to point toward Jesus, we can be more than conquerors (Romans 8:37).

About the Author
​​Alexandra Jensen is a Steering Team Leader for the Mothers of Preschoolers organization, commonly known as “MOPS.” Alexandra is part of the COMPEL Writer’s Group through Proverbs 31 Ministries. She has two published books, The Meaning of Motherhood: Discovering Joy and Purpose through Christ in the Everyday Moments of Mom Life; and A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends. Both of her books received the Reader's Favorite Five Stars Book Review Award. Alexandra and her husband attend Battlecreek Church in Tulsa Oklahoma. Alexandra has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Math and Science Education. She is a former Elementary school teacher. Alexandra is a wife, stay at home mother of three, weekly blogger, and antiques dealer.  www.alexandrajensen.org

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title: His Power, Our Weakness ~ Encouragement for the Biblical Counselor

author: Beth B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 5.2.2023 • author id: BaBeHi8923

word count: 52502

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With refreshing and raw honesty, Beth Ann Baus pulls back the curtain on her own personal experience as a Biblical Counselor and guides other counselors toward more effective servanthood. Weaving the biblical narrative of Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert into each chapter, she deftly compares their trials and tribulations to those of any modern-day ministry leader. Just as Moses led the people of God, even while they grumbled and complained, those leading in various capacities in ministry leadership need to be reminded that Jesus is the savior, not us. Ministry leaders are just as tempted to grumble and complain about God's imperfect people. The author gives practical and biblical counsel on how to deal with unmet expectations, spiritual warfare, burnout, feelings of failure, the temptation to gossip, and more. Each chapter includes a section called "What's in your toolbox?," which includes Scriptures to equip counselors to counsel more biblically. The "Encouragement" section offers pointed truths and reminders from the Bible as a whole on how God works both in the counselor and counselee. In the last section on "Personal Reflection," the counselor is guided through introspection to examine his or her own heart in practical application

About the Author
Beth Ann Baus is a certified biblical counselor, a writer for Crosswalk.com, and the author of two novels. She has personal connections with the director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, the director of resources for Faith Church LaFayette, both of whom choose resources for their bookstores, and the director of a large counseling training center who has expressed interest in having this book in the care package given to all trainees.

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title: My Father the Narcissist

author: Katie L

category: nonfiction • subcategory: familyissues • date submitted: 4.24.2023 • author id: LeKaMy8623

word count: 85445

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(Working Title: My Father the Narcissist) I was puzzled by my father’s contradictions, his Jekyll and Hyde antics. For thirty plus years, I tolerated his craziness. Then my husband and I did something crazy – we invited Dad to live with us. Ninety and in failing health, he needed us in his last years, or so we thought. After a year together, God pulled back the curtain, revealing Dad as a narcissist with a whopping eight of the nine tell-tale characteristics. Even though I was sixty, that realization came as a blow. My father was a pathological narcissist; he had never loved me, never loved anyone. After the Big Reveal, life with Dad went from bad to worse. He moved out and returned to his rathole apartment far away. There he tried to hook up with two women who were previous members of his ever-changing fan club. Finally, Dad made a series of shockingly poor decisions in his last months and died without a word to me. To process my grief and bitterness with the goal of arriving at forgiveness, I began to write as therapy, reliving  weird, crazy, laughable, disturbing moments with my father, the narcissist.

About the Author
Katie Leatherwood retired as a high school language arts teacher and holds two degrees in education. She served for seven years in Community Bible Study leadership and is an active member of her church. She and her husband Paul wrote and illustrated a children’s book, Look What Kate Can Do, inspired by their seven-year-old granddaughter who was born with one hand. Meant to encourage and educate, Kate’s story is available on Amazon.

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title: Such a Task: Staying the Course in Missions and Ministry

author: Alan G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: missions • date submitted: 4.19.2023 • author id: GoAlSu7223

word count: 42600

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There are few things I have found more heart-rending over three decades of mission work than seeing a fellow laborer gradually lose steam. I watch as a defeatism grows from the hardships, then a questioning of whether this work is the best fit. Devotional time with the Lord grows cold. Gradually, vision starts to erode and there are worries over whether it’s too late to switch into another career. “Is this it? It used to be more fun before my friends left. Maybe if I had as good a leader as that person on that other team…” Then the dooming thought lodges, maybe God didn’t call me to this after all… Such a Task is an examination of aspects of “apostolic ministry,” the ministry of being “sent ones” in missions, church planting, and other forms of vocational ministry. It takes its name from the centerpiece scripture 2 Corinthians 2:14-16, “Who is equal to such a task?” The purpose is to clarify and strengthen the reader’s understanding of calling to result in greater longevity in the work. The approach of the book is to meditate on characteristics of apostolic ministry as taught by Paul in 2 Corinthians. Paul’s defense and explanation of his ministry is one of the main themes of the epistle; each chapter in Such a Task examines a different characteristic he raises.

About the Author
Alan Goddard has served as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ/Cru for 35 years. He cut his teeth as a campus minister in the USA before pouring out 15 years of his life in East Asia, serving first as a campus team leader then as a regional director overseeing ministries in five provinces. Since returning to the US in 2011, he has directed the Cru ministry at the University of Georgia. While overseas, he had the distinct privilege of seeing his role indigenize, not once, but twice in less than 11 years, such was the speed of the revival in China at the time. Alan has traveled widely throughout China and India establishing missionary partnerships and coaching teams, and has visited or served in 21 countries. He is largely fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is the only missionary he knows who has been hit by a dump truck (see chapter 2). Since 2001 his responsibilities have included serving on the design and leadership team for Cru’s training for new overseas missionaries called “XTrack.” This training has been a passion of his for over twenty years. He has personally coached scores of new missionary candidates while being tasked with developing the Biblical and devotional component of the training, which largely gave rise to this book. Alan holds Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E) from Georgia Tech and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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title: JAMES, Brother and Bishop

author: Lois C

category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 4.12.2023 • author id: CaLoJA7023

word count: 105000

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What manner of man was James, brother of Jesus? What do you know about an important person who is mentioned less than a dozen times in Scripture, yet is pivotal in the life of the early church? This biblical novel gives personality to James and at the same time remains true to Scripture.  A walk with James, as the head of the church in Jerusalem to the martyred end of his life, allows a colorful and faithful look at his personality and character. A fictional family of his own draws the reader into James’s daily life and struggles, both with the problems of the fledgling church and his own, for which he seeks answers.  Amusing and heartwarming events of his adoptive family open a window into the life and heart of James and his desire for all believers to live the Christian life as he had set forth in his epistle.  The story illuminates the warm, generous, and loving character of James that is only hinted at in that letter. How did James’s legacy of love and obedience affect the life of the early church and the family he has acquired, and how will that legacy affect you?

About the Author
Lois Caldwell is the mother of five grown children and holds degrees in both education and psychology, having a counseling practice for over 35 years.  This is her second book; the first, Journey to God’s Heart, was recently put back in publication.  She has traveled to 37 countries, fifteen while co-leading mission teams with her clergy husband.  She has led retreats internationally and in Pennsylvania, where she teaches Bible studies and Bible discussion groups.

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title: The Eternity Focused Life: Squeezing the [Eternal] Life out of Life

author: John H

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 4.10.2023 • author id: HaJoTh6423

word count: 45000

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“Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”  In these words, Jesus unabashedly offers the invitation to every believer to squeeze eternal treasures out of this life, treasures that will be enjoyed for all eternity.   In The Eternity Focused Life, the author explores biblical insights into a coherent lifestyle in which the pursuit of eternal treasures fits into the daily activities and pressures of life. Believers need to expand their vision to encompass eternity.  That vision is established on one’s God-appointed purpose in this life and an awareness of the God-placed opportunities in their life journey for securing His promised rewards.  In the context of daily life, the author explores how believers can use the resources God has provided to make an eternal impact for the kingdom in this life and store up treasures in the next.  With a preview of what life will be like in eternity and what "treasures" await them in heaven, the author arrives at the core message of the book; practical insights and wisdom on how to use their spiritual giftedness, their work life, and their financial resources to prepare for a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

About the Author
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (1985), John Hargrave has insights both from the perspective of serving as a church pastor as well as working in a secular job.  He relates well to the challenges facing believers as they seek to navigate life as a committed follower of Christ.  The proposed book is the product of 30+ years of his ministry of discipleship, and is targeted toward believers seeking to make an impact for Christ but struggling to understand their role.  The author will use the Dallas Seminary network to promote the book, as well as pastors, Christian workers and his network of individuals he has discipled scattered across the country.

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title: The Oystercatcher of Southwark

author: Erica C

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 4.7.2023 • author id: CoErTh6523

word count: 85800

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Philadelphia, 1897—Mary Paragano suffers a tragedy that affects her family for generations. Disowned by her father, abandoned by her husband, and pursued by a jealous gangster, Mary struggles to protect her children, only to be torn away from them and committed to an asylum. Philadelphia, present-day—While Bella avoids the pain of her recent divorce, she is approached by Sophie, a stranger claiming to be a relative of Jakob—the man who abandoned Mary to her horrible fate 125 years before. Skeptical of each other at first, the women form a deep bond as they piece together what happened that tragic night. The more they search, the more they find and they soon realize things are not always what they seem. Was Jakob a scoundrel and Mary insane? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? Based on the true events of Mary’s life, The Oystercatcher of Southwark is a journey through the immigrant neighborhoods of South Philadelphia—focusing on the intense love of a mother for her children—and the redemptive hope that God offers to all creation.

About the Author
Erica lives in the Philadelphia region with her husband and a large blended family of seven children, ages four to twenty-six. They rely on humor and grace to keep up with their busy offspring while working full-time and pursuing their hobbies. Besides reading and writing, Erica loves to knit, walk in the woods, kayak on the lake, and stand in line at the supermarket with her husband. Erica is an active member of Hope*Writers, ACFW, WFWA, and GWC and collaborates with thousands of fellow writers through focus circles, critique groups, conferences, book clubs, Instagram, and Facebook. She is writing a historical fiction based on the true story of her great-grandmother and has published short stories on her Bog, The Chronicles of Erica, and SheIsKindred, an online storytelling collective. Erica is participating in three book launches with colleagues publishing their books with Quoir and Ambassador International. 

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title: They Call Me "Reverend Amble"

author: Gary H

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 4.7.2023 • author id: HaGaTh6523

word count: 48000

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Yes, it’s true.  The little village of Amble, Michigan – is named after me. A Scandinavian immigrant from Norway. A pioneer preacher. A bachelor. I can hardly believe it. I was one of many Scandinavian settlers that came to America in the 1800s looking for a new life. Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes came to homestead in this land that reminded them of the pine forests and fjords back home, but also gave the opportunity for lower costs of living and greater freedoms. For me, it was a matter of ministry. I sought a place in which to happily serve God – and He granted me that desire of my heart. Abundantly. After coming to America in 1871 and attending seminary, it was not long before I moved to Michigan where I planted and pastored up to seven churches at the same time. Altogether, I was the spiritual shepherd of over 1,000 souls. That was something I never could have imagined.  And I did this faithfully for more than 53 years. Tragedies, tornados and changing times did their best to stop me. But by God’s grace, none of these succeeded. I retired happily in 1927. This account is a journey through my experiences.

About the Author
Gary L. Hauck was nominated for the Gold Medallion Book Award and is the author of twenty books and numerous articles. He served as a pastor, chaplain, professor, short-term missionary to China, Russia, Ecuador, and Uganda, and as the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Montcalm Community College. He earned the BRE and ThB degrees from Clarks Summit University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from Michigan State University. Hauck is a frequent speaker in conferences, schools, and churches.

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title: THE DREAMSEEKER

author: Julie L

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 3.28.2023 • author id: LeJuTH5823

word count: 48000

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THE DREAMSEEKER is a Middle-Grade Fantasy and Christian Allegory that follows 12-year-old Sophie Harker on her quest to save her kingdom and its beloved hero from an evil lord’s curse of forgetfulness. When her adoptive parents become affected and the rest of the kingdom’s children suddenly disappear, she has no choice but to leave the life she knew behind. With only a few clues to go on- including a cryptic message to seek her ‘true heart’s desire’, and a compelling dream-visit from a mysterious woman- she travels on foot by day and by dream at night. By trusting her intuition, along with the assistance of a magic pebble and a friend in a particularly high place, she might just break the curse, and discover her true home along the way.

About the Author
I've been a member of SCBWI for over 10 years in my journey to craft this story into a publishable novel and establish a platform. My critique group has been a tremendous resource, along with the many conferences and workshops I've attended. I grew up as an avid reader and spent much of my youth writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. After graduating with a B.S. in Communications from Appalachian State University, I worked in D.C. in television post-production for Discovery Communications. Eventually, my focus shifted to serving marginalized populations and I returned to my love of writing. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband, two energetic boys (12, 13), and two attention-seeking dogs. When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, advocating for children in the court system, and volunteering in the church and community. Like my protagonist, I am also a lucid dreamer.

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title: Heavenly Things

author: Don S

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 3.27.2023 • author id: SeDoHe5523

word count: 36000

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This book contains essays with a common theme: exploring the unity of the Old Testament and the Gospel. However, it is a drop in the ocean of what has been explored and is yet to be explored on this topic. Chapter One. How the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer have the same author and the same message. Chapter Two. How the Altar is a Golgotha, the "Place of the Skull," with four horns as the four points of the cross. Chapter Three. How the brook Kidron represents the cost of Jesus leaving heaven for mortal, earthly life. Chapter Four. How the two pillars in front of the temple tell us of the suffering of Jesus and the cross. Chapter Five. How Queen Vashti represents Jesus as an innocent and rejected person in a fallen world. Chapter Six. How Noah's dove represents the Holy Spirit's presence in Eden, in Jesus, and now in us. Chapter Seven. How Job and the believer come to share the same enlightenment and joy. Chapter Eight. How Paul's Old Testament knowledge informed his New Testament conversion. The Rock. How Jesus' once-for-all sacrifice is pictured in Moses and the water from the rock.

About the Author
Writing experience. None to speak of. Educational Credentials. BS, U.S. Air Force Academy (1978). MA (English), Indiana University, Bloomington (1987). Assistant Professor of English, U.S Air Force Academy (1987-1992). Life Experience. Asked Jesus into my heart in 1972 and through thick and sin, have sought his face daily. U.S. Air Force pilot (1978-1998). Airline pilot (1998-2020, Continental Airlines/United Airlines).

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title: Breaking Sin's Grasp, Your Temptation Doesn't Define You

author: Jim D

category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 3.27.2023 • author id: DoJiBr5223

word count: 37000

Content

Men are entangled in sinful desires and Breaking Sin’s Grasp gives simple, basic, yet profound ways of living in freedom and not allowing a man’s temptation to define their masculinity. Men’s battles with sugar (Obesity), sex, pornography, depression, other beliefs, and substance abuse, are a few of the transparent stories to connect with the reader’s heart and mind to move men from stagnation to activation. Mothers’ and wives’ prayers are weaved throughout bringing hope how God answered their cries to heaven. It’s a quick read with accompanying workbook, accountability group material, and an option for video on-line coaching and retreat options.

About the Author
I've been a pastor for over 20 years and helped set hundreds of men free! My heart for men is unique as I am a Former homosexual and married for 13 years to my wife Amanda and we have three young children. I have a network of 2,500 California pastors and growing nationally (10 states) and internationally (All of South and Central America and Asia). I could guest preach every weekend at any of these churches with my first book, “Not A Mistake, Parents’ Hope for Their Gay Son,” and hosting Unveiling the Rainbow Conferences. However, most men in the church deal with heterosexual sin and Breaking Sins Grasp will stop sin management and grow men to sin eradication. Pastor Jim Domen, MDiv with a graduate thesis on discipleship.

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title: One Wish Away

author: Michael R

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 3.18.2023 • author id: RiMiOn4823

word count: 54000

Content

(Working title: One Wish Away) Eight-year-old Eddie Dunmore has a perfect life until fate throws him a curve ball one damp and foggy December morning. The gifted third-grader is a Little League all-star loved by his parents and well-liked by everyone else. In school, five classmates are given the honor of displaying holiday compositions on the gymnasium walls. While they perform their duties, a fire breaks out, trapping them. By the end of the day, four students and a school janitor are dead, with only Eddie left alive. For years after the tragic event, he suffers from survivor’s guilt sending him on a downward spiral until one night, after discovering the truth and in a drunken rage, he begs God to grant him his one wish. When he awakens the next morning in a grimed filled alley with a tremendous hangover, he is barely able to move. This is the start of a new journey for him where he begins to learn that his prayer has been answered, but not in the way he could have ever imagined.

About the Author
(Working Title: One Wish Away) Michael E. Riley is retired from the law-enforcement field with over fifty years of experience in witnessing and documenting human behavior, which provided a bounty of material for his plots. He is the author of one other self-published novel, The Long Last Out, and hundreds of short stories centering on the human condition, which invariably raised the two universal questions of  “Why are we here?” and “Are humans inherently good or bad?” He also has a blog called “thebookrookie.com,” capable of reaching out to thousands of readers of this genre through various fraternal organizations.

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title: Azusa

author: Annelie A

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 3.14.2023 • author id: AnAnAz4123

word count: 76000

Content

Sarah Anne could never foresee how God would use what she thought was the catastrophe of her life. Little would she know when she ran for her life through the forest outside of Wilmington, what an adventure awaited her, as a vessel in God´s hand during the great revival of Azusa Street in the year 1906. By the age of seven, Sarah Anne is picked up from an orphanage by a wealthy family, with whom she grows up. At her eighteenth birthday party, she accidentally overhears about a murder, committed by one of Mr. Banning´s employees. She is now a dangerous witness, and falsely accused of theft, she flees and finds shelter in the home of Abigail and Onslow Cole. From there, her journey continues to Los Angeles, and we follow her enthralling calling by insight into what is simultaneously happening in the spiritual dimension as God makes way for one of the greatest revivals in history. Through this novel, we follow Sarah as she experiences the supernatural events that occurred during the revival, as she gets to know William Seymour, Ruth and Richard Asberry, and others who were actively serving God during those days.

About the Author
Annelie Anttila is a licensed Swedish high school teacher and author, teaching English and Swedish. Azusa is her first novel in a series of three which will be published by a Christian Publisher in Sweden in June 2023. Her first book was published in 2021, a partly autobiographical book about the restoration and healing that is to be found in the relationship with Jesus. Historical research when writing Azusa: Th.D. in Church History Torbjörn Aronsson´s Pentecostalism. Frank Bartleman´s Azusa Street and other historical articles and books. Having the novel published in the USA would reach a broader market than in Sweden, as the revival on Azusa Street is well-known among Christian Americans and Americans in general. It also appeals to readers who enjoy exciting Christian novels based on authentic historical facts.

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title: Courage to Follow God's Will...An Outrageous Journey to Afghanistan

author: Carleen W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: inspirational • date submitted: 3.8.2023 • author id: WaCaCo3123

word count: 52000

Content

Has God ever asked you to do something utterly outrageous? Were you excited to take on His challenge or did you tremble with fear and doubt before deciding what to do next? Completely bored after retiring from a long and satisfying career in federal law enforcement, author and former Special Agent Carleen Watts desperately longed to be back in her chosen field preforming the work she was born to do. She prayed to God, asking Him to find her a position that would fulfill all of her professional skillsets and personal needs. God answered her prayer with the perfect job offer, however, it came with an unexpected condition. The position was located in Kabul, Afghanistan. Past experience taught Carleen to depend on her faith and follow the Lord’s path no matter where it might lead. This time it would take more than just her faith to follow; this time it would take Courage to Follow God’s Will. Join Carleen as she depends on the Lord for strength and endurance during her great adventure to Kabul, Afghanistan.

About the Author
Carleen Watts served as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) for the United States government for over thirty-two years investigating internal fraud within multiple federal agencies. She also served as a Senior Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Carleen is a member of the Scottsdale Bible Church in Arizona where she takes a leadership role in identifying and serving the needs of residents in her community. With this book, she hopes to further develop her talents as a guest lecturer for Christian groups throughout the country.

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title: The 14th Codex

author: Christopher M

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 3.4.2023 • author id: MoChTh3423

word count: 31400

Content

Betrayal. Reconciliation. Redemption. The 14th Codex is a completed novella, thirty-one thousand words of historical fiction based on true events: the discovery in Egypt of ancient documents tied to the very beginnings of Christianity. The 14th Codex tells the story of a Coptic nun, Sister Sahira Rafiq, as she investigates the first-person testimonies of the earliest followers of Christ: Peter, Paul, Silas, Lydia, Luke, Priscilla, Xanthippe and Timothy; the construction of two great basilicas in Rome; the discovery of the codices at Naj’ Hammadi in 1945; and the quest to find the hidden relics of the founders of the church.

About the Author
The 14th Codex should appeal to readers of A Voice in the Wind, The Weeping Chamber, The Road to Cana, and similar distinctive sagas. In my day job, I’m a Senior Director of Analytics for a Fortune 5 company and a former champion intercollegiate debater. My previous book, Letters of Understanding, was published on amazon.com in 2022. My author’s site and blog can be found at cjmooney.net.

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title: Fire and Song

author: Carl L

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 2.25.2023 • author id: LeCaFi2723

word count: 60000

Content

Romance.  Passion. The Song of Songs. A lukewarm marriage is put to the test when fire destroys Max and Emily’s home.  A hidden safe, uncovered in the rubble, contains an unexpected treasure that sends the couple on a journey into romance, passion, and the transforming power of God’s love. Fire and Song brings the scriptures to life in compelling story form, then equips readers to study Song of Songs for their own benefit through visually rich study notes. Rediscover the beauty and power of God’s love, embodied in love between husband and wife.  Let God fill you with awe at the depth and power of romance as He designed.  Fall in love, not just with your spouse, but with your Creator. Find your voice in the ultimate song, the Song of Songs.

About the Author
Carl Lehenbauer is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Freistadt, a historic and Biblical congregation in Wisconsin.  He presents the truth of God’s Word in creative and engaging ways that open the door for a fresh hearing of the Gospel.  He has written Bible studies for Concordia Publishing House and produced both written and video curricula for his congregation.  He has presented at the Best Practices in Ministry Heartland Conference on the topic of creativity in preaching, and led multiple marriage retreats using curricula he developed. Carl has been encouraged in the writing of this book by author and family ministry expert Dr. John Oberdeck, and by author and Emmy-nominated film producer Michael Trinklein.  Trinklein has already voiced interest in creating a video curriculum to accompany the book. Carl holds a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis.

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title: The Day After His Crucifixion, and The Day After That

author: Merikay M

category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 2.16.2023 • author id: McMeTh1523

word count: 23000

Content

Following the crucifixion of Yeshua the Nazarene, all Jerusalem is abuzz with fear and confusion.  His disciples are in hiding. Jewish leaders worry that his followers will steal his body and then make miraculous claims. Roman authorities flex their muscles to keep the peace. And the women who supported Yeshua's ministry, the women who remained all day at Golgotha witnessing the agonizing death of their Promised One, the women who did not hide, what about them? During the 48 hours following his crucifixion, these women and others who were among his followers, gather at a cottage in Jerusalem's lower city, seeking comfort or reassurance, or simply someone else who shares their grief. As women often do after a tragedy, these Yeshua followers bring food to share along with personal stories about their encounters with him. In their grief, they tell how Yeshua healed and helped and drew them in as he spread his message about the coming of the Kingdom of God. What can they do now that all is lost?

About the Author
Merikay McLeod holds master's degrees in women's studies from San Jose State University and in Spirituality (part of Santa Clara University's Pastoral Ministries Program). Her professional connections include West Coast universities and publications. Her stories, articles and essays have been published in magazines such as Sunday Digest, Insight, Unity Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Ms, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. As a newspaper reporter and columnist, her work won state and national awards. She speaks at book clubs, women's groups, writers groups, and has a modest online fan following.

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title: Prayer Through Pictures: Helping children of all abilities pray and seek God.

author: DANIELLE M

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.14.2023 • author id: MCDAPr1123

word count: 1000

Content

(working title: Prayer Through Pictures: Helping Children of All Abilities Pray and Seek God) As parents, we do our best to train a child in the way they should go. We teach them manners, responsibility, and most importantly, we teach them about God. For most parents, we teach them by modeling and taking our children to church and Sunday School. We teach them to pray, by having them memorize the words to simple familiar prayers. Wouldn’t it be nice to help ensure that your child understands the meaning of those words they are saying to God? That’s what Prayer Through Pictures is designed to do.  As a special education teacher, and mother of two, Danielle McManus has worked to create a way to make prayer more accessible for children. Young children learn to attach meaning to words by labeling the pictures and visuals in the world around them. Activities in our Christian lives, like prayer, should be no exception.

About the Author
Danielle McManus holds a master’s degree in early childhood unified education. She has been an early childhood special education teacher for the last twelve years. Danielle is also the mother of two children on the autism spectrum. Danielle is well connected in the disability community with access to large foundations and groups within this niche market such as the autism society. Danielle is also a leadership partner of the children’s ministry at Hope Church RVA that has thousands of members and family friends with the pastor of another large Church in Petersburg with thousands of members. This book is easily marketed to Christian parents, churches, and church-based daycares and preschools.

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