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title: Days With Jesus: Making Sense Of Our Lives From The Greatest Man In History

author: jim j

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 10.20.2023 • author id: jajiDa25423

word count: 95000

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This book offers encouragement to the reader to understand the impact of the life of Jesus. It presents his life and times with a focus on applying biblical principles, leading the reader toward life transformation. Jesus is the most popular, pivotal, and central person in the history of the world. Unfortunately, most people do not have a clear idea of who Jesus was as a man, what his mission entailed, and what it means to their daily lives. Sadly, this includes many who consider themselves Christians and attend a church but have a very superficial or inadequate view of Jesus. As a culture, we are currently riding a wave of curiosity and fascination with Jesus. This is evidenced by the worldwide hit series ‘The Chosen’ that chronicles the life of Jesus, and various best-selling books and podcasts—including the Joe Rogan Experience, which is the most-listened to podcast in the world. Where there was previously resistance and skepticism by former generations, Gen Z is open to spiritual things, especially as it relates to the life of Jesus. Thus, the purpose of Days With Jesus is to capitalize on this movement and help readers, both in and outside the church, connect with Jesus through scripture and his cultural context. This book will be a catalyst for discovery and personal growth as it has discussion questions at the end of each day for one person, a small group, or a whole church campaign. It is both documentary and devotional or, ‘docuvotional’. Special Features:  Website: I designed a website to connect with the book and myself as the author as I take teaching trips to Israel with groups of all sizes. This has been an amazing tool to help people understand Jesus and sell the book. www.DaysWithJesus.com Videos: I took over 20 videos on-location in Israel which coincide with many of the days in the book. These will be accessed by a person’s phone with a QR code on the top of the page. Or, if the technology exists, to have the video embedded in the digital version of the book as they read. One video example is this one from Youtube.

About the Author
A. Background: Jim Jackson is an experienced church planter and pastor who currently leads one of the fastest-growing churches in the world in southern California. He has been a church consultant helping churches in decline or needing revitalization for the Southern Baptist Convention and other denominations. B. Jim is a sought-after speaker and has done camps, retreats, and conferences all over the world including the World Young Adult conference where he spoke on Christianity in a post-Christian, post-modern world. He has written about and done workshops on leadership and has been interviewed for church research papers as well as books written on church leadership. C. Jim graduated with a degree in Theology with honors from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita California and achieved a Masters degree in Christian Education with a focus on Leadership from Union University in Tennessee. D. Jim is an expert on the life of Christ and leads educational and spiritual enrichment tours to Israel as a teacher and tour guide.

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title: Mindreader

author: Hope D

category: fiction • subcategory: suspense • date submitted: 10.18.2023 • author id: DaHoMi26123

word count: 104661

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Mindreader and its two sequels, Peacekeeper and Dreamchaser, is the story about a town and young people finding, strengthening, and following their faith in God while merging two families and bringing peace to another. Hannah Scott is the Mindreader of her older brother Travis.  She has always been the stronger one.  She is on the way to Grizzly Falls to see her brother and along the way she encounters Ryan King, a young man just released from his Army service and fresh from a foreign deployment.  Hannah and Ryan, along with Ryan’s sister Rebecca must help Travis overcome the prejudices against him from the town and something more sinister in the background that wants to eliminate Travis completely.  It will take all their faith and trust in God to see them through while bonds are forged, for some, their belief in God restored and each of them made whole through God’s greater plan.

About the Author
I started writing when I was sixteen because my father challenged me to write a book and that was how I discovered my love of storytelling. I’m a part-time sales associate, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a former law enforcement explorer, and a volunteer at a youth ranch where I write articles for their monthly e-news and teach young children to ride. My hope for my books is that they can teach young adults the importance of having a relationship with God and how to rely on Him when life gets difficult.

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title: Shyam's Gospel

author: Shyam W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 10.12.2023 • author id: WiShSh24923

word count: 80000

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Shyam’s Gospel is a simple paraphrase written in contemporary language for a leisurely reading without deviating from the original text, content or meaning. It interprets, applies and re-illustrates the gospels within the text itself to keep it compact. It collates all the four gospels into one seamless story in contemporary language devoid of all traditional Biblical terms, with words even a first time Bible reader will be able to understand. There are many versions of the Gospels but there are no interpreted or “cooked and ready to eat” version melding the four Gospels in their entirety. It is a synergised version that collates not only pericope duplicates but also similar episodes and teachings to present a compact narrative. It regroups the episodes in Jesus life and his teachings topically in a story format, within a broad chronological order. It’s the complete story, not a single verse or a thought presented in the four Gospels is left out. Depending on the context in which each author uses the verse or thought they are placed in an appropriate episode in Shyam’s Gospel. More about the book and it’s uniqueness in the Introductory chapter to the Book.

About the Author
I am a management professional as well as a Seminary graduate. I’ve held various leadership positions for a spectrum of Indian as well as International Evangelical missions and ministries. Over these three decades of ministry, I have preached, taught and led hundreds of Bible studies for a wide variety of groups. I have guided participants to rewrite the Bible passages in their own words for better understanding. This book is a result of this wide engagement. Note: This book was reviewed by a Writer’s Edge editor on 29th August 2023. Based on the editor’s recommendations this revised manuscript is submitted, with necessary changes and revisions. In the review it was mentioned that this book is “so unique” and has the potential to be “a real winner”. More about the book and it’s uniqueness in the Introductory chapter to the Book.

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title: Revelationship: How God Reveals Himself As He Pursues Us For Relationship

author: Randy C

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 10.9.2023 • author id: CoRaRe24623

word count: 21264

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Discover transformative intimacy with the Christ who pursues you. Revelationship will open readers to encounters with Christ in all the ways He reveals Himself. Our spiritual lives languish if we limit the ways God can reveal Himself or emphasize one form of revelation over another. Revelationship—God revealing Himself to us as He pursues us for relationship—will restore intimacy with Christ in the church. Our hope is that this book will act as a primer of sorts to guide Christians to transformational intimacy with Christ. Revitalize your intimacy with Christ and return to your First Love Open yourself to encounter Christ in all the ways He reveals Himself Restore intimacy with Christ in the church as Christ reveals Himself to transform us Restore intimacy with Christ in the church as Christ reveals Himself for the purpose of relationship Renew your pursuit of Christ as a response to His pursuit of you When you embrace Christ’s revelations of Himself —His character and His obsession with you—He will meet your deepest needs, wrestle your deepest questions, and heal your deepest hurt. In a world deconstructing, Christ reveals Himself—the indestructible cornerstone of all that it means to thrive. When you embrace Christ’s revelations of His character and His great passion for a relationship with you, He personally and uniquely meets your deepest needs, wrestles your deepest questions, and heals your deepest hurt.

About the Author
Dr. Randy Colver Ordained in 1982, Dr. Randy Colver is a seasoned Bible teacher who has written numerous Bible workbooks for class instruction and online studies. Dr. Colver received his ThD from Logos University and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Colver serves as an elder and teacher at the Coweta Community Church. Dr. Colver and his wife, Kim, have been married for over forty years. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren, including co-author Cathy Colver Garland. Dr. Colver believes, “My greatest blessing is to know that all my children are serving God.” Dr. Randy Colver has written and published curriculum and self-publishing books for decades. He has also worked as a technical writer and editor for decades in the corporate world. He has recently edited Philip B. Payne's book, The Bible Versus Biblical Womanhood (Zondervan). (Please refer to page XXVI.) (XulonPress) Courtroom Ministry of Heaven (Dr.RandyColver, ISBN-13:978-1591603801) Self-Published (Dr.RandyColver): Lessons on the Charismata and the Ministry Gifts (ISBN: 9780615284040) Sustaining the Fires of Revival (ISBN: 9780615284040) The Kingdom of Heaven and The Last Things (ISBN: 9780615226651) Themes in the Gospel of John (ISBN: 9780615362144) An Introduction to Interpreting the Scriptures (ISBN: 9780615321059) Lessons on the Charismata and the Ministry Gifts (ISBN: 9780615284040) Romans & Reconciliation: The Message of Romans for the Trenches (ISBN: 9781847282217) Bible Covenants (ISBN: 9780692004692) Crisis at Corinth (ISBN: 9780615351216) An Introduction to the Book of Hebrews (ISBN: 9780615345536) Heroes & Heretics in the Early Church (ISBN: 9780615350448) The Imperial CEO Pastor (ISBN: 9781365380471)   Co-Author, Cathy Colver Garland Cathy Colver Garland, the oldest daughter of Dr. Randy Colver, writes Gracefull Musings, a blog providing women a moment of rest and challenge before those little fingers appear under the bathroom door. A former vice president of a software company for over 13 years, she currently consults with institutions and companies on marketing, sales, and strategy. She also mentors women in professional, spiritual, and personal development. Saved and living an “absolutely surrendered” life, her passion is to teach people to hear God's voice and obey, surrender their lives absolutely, and walk in freedom. She is married to Mickey and has two children in elementary school. (Blog) GracefullMusings - https://cathy544.wixsite.com/gracefullgarlands (eBook) Understanding the State of Medical Marijuana Usage Among Seniors - free (eBooks) Various e-books on software, sales, and strategy - free

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title: The Inn on Jericho Road

author: Stan E

category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 10.2.2023 • author id: EsStTh24423

word count: 56000

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Brief Description – The Inn on Jericho Road   The Inn on Jericho Road is a scripture-based imagined story of Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan. It illuminates the impact of an encounter with Jesus, exemplified by His conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well, and how this message of love, ‘Living Water’, is passed on from one individual to another. A Samaritan merchant travels to marketplaces along the Jordan River. On this journey, he is unaware that he is days behind Jesus, on route to the Jordan, during Jesus’ final month of ministry, culminating on Calvary Hill. Throughout his travels, the merchant has been hearing and refusing to believe stories of Jesus’ ministry – until he has an encounter with Jesus, witnesses His teaching and feeding of the crowd. In spite of what he has seen, he thinks: “It’s just a trick.” His resistance weakens after a conversation with a disciple of Jesus. Now, what he has seen and heard occupies his mind as he travels. When he encounters a victim of robbery laying near death on Jericho Road, he recalls Jesus’ words: "Love one another," and he reacts, taking the man to a simple inn. In the course of healing the victim, the merchant shares his experience with the innkeeper, the niece and the robbery victim. Each overcome their judgement of one another and are changed by Jesus' message of love -- love shared even in the rustic confines of a remote inn.

About the Author
Dr. Stanley (Stan) B Escott holds advanced degrees in Psychology and Developmental Psychology, is a retired university professor, served as Dean and Vice President at two universities. He taught psychology and published articles in juried academic journals. For more than 45 years he has been a lay pastor with responsibility for Christian education. He is an experienced speaker in church and public settings. He has two published books – A Life for Barabbas and Middle of Nowhere; and three others completed and in process. His blog (bosworth30.com) contains faith-based essays and Watchwords, daily devotionals. Marketing Strategies Marketing would target readers of Christian fiction, and those responsible for the development and teaching of Christian education.

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title: From Hydrocodone to the Holy Spirit – Conquering the Illusion of Happiness

author: Rodney C

category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 9.23.2023 • author id: CoRoFr23623

word count: 50000

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(Working Title: From Hydrocodone to the Holy Spirit -Subtitle: Conquering the Illusions of Happiness) Drugs, booze, and partying – could there be anything better to live for?  Although Rod tried to establish a relationship with the Lord serval times throughout the course of his life, his short-term pleasure seeking, along with satisfying his worldly-inspired impulses continually took precedence over any meaningful and lasting relationship with God. One fateful night changed this cycle. Being committed to a mental ward while high on drugs acted as a reality check – a veritable slap in the face for Rod; but it was relinquishing the reins of his out of control life over to the Lord as he sat locked behind the padded walls of his cell he shared with a schizophrenic roommate that inspired transformation in his life.

About the Author
Rodney Corriveau is a certified urban planner and holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning with a focus on planning for less developed areas. He authored an article for a local woman’s magazine on health, wellness and spiritually. He is a lead staff member for invocations at the City of Zephyrhills council meetings on a regular basis. He also serves on a panel for an outreach program that works to address the root causes of homeless, drug-addiction, and mental health issues in the community.

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title: MY, OH MY, I WONDER WHY?

author: Mark R

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 9.18.2023 • author id: ReMaMY23523

word count: 460

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When a young swimmer named Mabel asks a fish what it's like to always be wet, it set's off a fun, fast-paced chain of curious wonderment throughout the animal world.  A fish wonders what it's like to fly, a bird wonders what it's like to run fast, and a horse wonders what it's like to swing from a tree in the picture book, MY, OH MY, I WONDER WHY? As Mabel listens to all the animals, she begins to understand an even bigger wonder. This story is for children ages 4 to 8 and is told in 460 words. MY, OH MY, I WONDER WHY? shines with zany rhymes and with hope and affirmation like the successful picture book, WHEREVER YOU GO, I WANT YOU TO KNOW by Melissa B. Kruger and Isabel Lundie, The Good Book Company, August 22.  It explores a riddle like in Roman Yasiejko's WHO IS IT, WHOODINI, Yeehoo Press, 2022.  But what sets my heart-warming book apart is how by embracing our unique gifts, talents, and worth, we can soar and swing with zest and zing with all the creatures of the sky, sea, and earth in a chorus of shared praise and purpose!

About the Author
As a parent, teacher, and university administrator, I've been asked a lot of fun and fascinating questions! I wrote about international education in NEWSWEEK Magazine and authored the English language textbook, THE READER'S JOURNAL, Simon & Schuster, Prentice Hall, 1993, which sold more than 50,000 copies. As a lifelong educator, I have served as the Associate Vice Provost for International Education at The University at Albany, SUNY, and directed the nations' largest Intensive English Program at Arizona State University. Now newly retired. I am writing Picture Books and articles about Missions and Evangelism.

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title: Friendship with Jesus: An Imaginative Prayer Journey

author: Dan H

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 9.16.2023 • author id: HeDaFr22723

word count: 69000

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What does it mean to be a “friend of Jesus” and how does that happen? In John 15:15 Jesus calls his disciples “friends” rather than slaves. What does this mean and how can we experience it? This book offers a framework to experience friendship with Jesus in a way similar to how we experience all our friendships. Every friendship has a beginning; we hear about someone, we meet them, and we begin to do things together. As the friendship develops, we learn to trust, we slowly open up our hearts, and our affection for our friend grows. Intimate friends share their lives with each other, are honest about their longings and failures and are even willing to lay down their lives for one another. All this happens slowly over time. In the Gospels, Jesus reveals this friendship development dynamic with his own friends – and invites us into a similarly real and meaningful friendship with him. This book invites the reader into a practice of imaginative prayer as the means by which we can enter into a profound experience of friendship with Jesus. We have “invited Jesus into our lives.” Now, allow Jesus to invite you into his!

About the Author
I, Dr. Dan Heavenor (B.A (English), MDiv, DMin), am a former pastor and trained spiritual director with a busy practice who has studied extensively the dynamics of imaginative prayer and its immense value in the lives of people who seek a deeper intimacy with Jesus. I have led many workshops and prayer retreats using this framework, always with an enthusiastic response. Many of my directees are pastors and I hear about their own spiritual longings as well as the longings of their congregants for deeper connection and intimacy with Jesus. I have been on my own journey with Jesus for over 50 years, experiencing many of the joyful and frustrating dynamics of this relationship. My life as a writer is in its beginning phase, but like a good friendship, looking to develop and grow through blogs, articles, and books.

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title: The Life Abundant: The Quest For Spirituality in a Broken World

author: Jamie M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblecommentary • date submitted: 9.16.2023 • author id: McJaTh22623

word count: 80000

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The Gospel of John tells His disciples that he has come so that we might have life and have it in abundance. The Life Abundant explores how we can find the movement of the Spirit in every moment in a world that can be dismissive of faith.

About the Author
I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2007 and have worked for the Church for almost three decades, serving churches in Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Alabama, and Kentucky as a pastor, interim pastor, youth leader, teacher, and in many other church roles. I currently teach at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where I offer courses on religion and human rights and am also interim pastor at United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, Kentucky. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theological, Historical, and Ethical Systems from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, master's degrees in Divinity and Theology from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Clemson University. By using my knowledge of scriptural criticism and exegesis I have developed a variety of church classes and book study groups exploring the many layers of biblical witness. I have a lifelong and deep faith and have served it through pastoring, youth ministry, teaching, extensive writing, and many other opportunities, from the academic perspective but more importantly from the day to day of church life. I have ministered to many whose faith has been shaken by the events of the last few years and it's essential that those who are open to Christ's teachings understand where faith comes from, stripped of much of the political and social overlay imposed by church bureaucracy. The book is intended for both general readers and ministers or lay church leaders. In addition to being a practicing minister, teacher, and writer, I have very active social media accounts, including over seven hundred on Facebook, and hundreds on Twitter and Instagram. I also have (considering the many churches I have served and my broad network of connections and supporters) significant opportunities in multiple states and cities for book signings and panel discussions, I also contribute to online religious publications, all of which would be invaluable to publicizing this book. The study questions at the end of each chapter of the book are also intended to generate discussion opportunities for Sunday and Wednesday night groups, all of which I am well-positioned to lead both in person and online. The book would also be appropriate to market as an eight-week course of study, tracking its chapter topics.

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title: Writing a Life That Counts

author: Ezra B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: inspirational • date submitted: 9.16.2023 • author id: ByEzWr21923

word count: 50000

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In an age of tribalism, division, anxiety, and despair, Writing a Life that Counts offers a refreshing solution by challenging readers of all political, economic, and denominational stripes to focus on what matters most - relationships. Part I focuses on the importance of living a life that matters. It points out that while most people say they want their lives to count, they often live in ways that do not align with what they tell others they believe. Part II offers practical ways to invest in seven key relationships Jesus prioritized during his time on earth. These include investing in our relationships with God, family, friends, disciples, the unseen, doubters, and partners. Part III addresses some of the primary challenges Western readers face and offers readers practical ways they can apply what they’ve read to their contexts.

About the Author
Hi there! My name is Ezra Byer and I am a freelance writer for Advantage|ForbesBooks, a former pastor, and weekly podcaster who interviews authors like Russell Moore, Scot McKnight, and Jen Pollock Michel on The Monday Christian Podcast. I also hold a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. After growing up in northern Ontario, Canada, I spent 19 years in Canada and 15 years in the United States. Because of this blended mix of education and experience, I am able to write in a way that reaches a broader audience. I understand the academic world, the disparity between urban and rural readers, and how to present my message in a way that connects with a wide spectrum of Christian readers. Thank you for taking some time to review my manuscript! Ezra

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title: Castles in His Heart

author: Janet C

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 9.9.2023 • author id: CrJaCa22023

word count: 84000

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Heir to a Scottish earldom? Indeed, but does Sandy respect his heritage or his mother’s faith? In a word, no. He leaves in favor of Cameron’s lure of fast cars and women, splendid dreams which beckon his heart. Enter the striking 1920s American flapper, Dolores Stonehardt. Together, they survive the Depression and the Wall Street Crash and build the most successful car dealership in Birmingham. Will their business survive the Second World War? Will Sandy ever reconcile with his parents? Is his success enough to satisfy his dreams? As Sandy stands under the ruined walls of Coventry Cathedral, how does he deal with the havoc a world at war has made in his life?

About the Author
Janet Crawshaw loves to study the Bible. She leads a women’s Bible study group and writes summaries for these studies. Her book, When They Prayed, discusses the Christian’s relationship with God. Castles in His Heart, a venture into historical fiction, invites women of all ages to consider the value of faith, heritage, and a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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title: Hide-and-Seek-Prayers

author: Janet P

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 9.8.2023 • author id: PoJaHi21923

word count: 1330

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Christian parents hope that their children will develop a prayer life.  But, how can parents accomplish this goal? Hide-and-Seek-Prayers is a story for young children that models how to talk to God. Each night, Rosie tells God where she found him hiding in the day. No one can see God, of course. Rosie sees God in the fingerprints he leaves behind in the things he’s made:  in her cat, Louie, a bird, or a rainbow, etc. Rosie talks to God with a voice that stands up on the page in unforgettable and entertaining style. She even shows readers how to find God in the unexpected hailstones that ruin her favorite flowers: “I suppose I saw you, God, hiding in the hailstones, today. Looks like you emptied every drawer you had up there!” Hide-and-Seek-Prayers is a book that will establish for children the habit of looking for God’s fingerprints in their lives.  It is a book that parents will love to read to their children, and children will love to read for themselves.

About the Author
Janet Post  earned her Masters Degree in English.  She presently lives in Colorado.  She was married to the late Jim Post, singer/song writer, who wrote the hit 60s hit song, "Reach Out in the Darkness."  Janet co-authored two children's books with Jim: Barnyard Boogie, and Jungle Beat, published by Accord Publishing.  Janet also wrote 40 songs for the reading readiness program:  "Reading By Ear."  The songs won the Parents' Choice Award for 1995.  One of the songs was featured on Good Morning America, and another was contracted by Bonduelle Vegetable Company to use as their featured advertisement.  The CDs are available on You Tube: "Purple Pig;" "Frog Town Band;" "Oodles and Loads and Lots of Things;" "Queens and Quarter Backs" "Alphabet Songs." The remainder of her publishing history: Cotton Rock, a novel which received accolades from Chicago Sun Times, recommended by Writers’ Digest, and read on National Public Radio’s “Chapter-A-Day” in Madison, Wisconsin. Where Two Rivers Meet, the Story of Black Hawk and Larkin Gatewood Carter, a chapter book for upper elementary students. Eyes of the Heart, Glimpses of the Holy a book of poetry (newly released.) Winner of Tales from the South Short Story Contest, in 2012, for “Moonlight Memories,” read twice by Janet on National Public Radio at Little Rock, Arkansas. (Both readings can be viewed on You tube.)

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title: Crux of the Heart

author: Ruth W

category: fiction • subcategory: romance • date submitted: 9.3.2023 • author id: WuRuCr21223

word count: 65000

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Working title: Crux of the Heart Tagline: One letter. One mystery. One woman. More than one crux of the heart. Longline: Native Chicagoan Grace Feng, a devout Christian, hand delivers her deceased mother’s letter to a mysterious man in Hong Kong and falls in love with an atheist and the city. Blurb: When Chicagoan Grace Feng hand delivers her deceased mother’s letter to the mysterious Mr. Lam in Hong Kong, she doesn’t expect him to offer her a job and room and board in his guarded mansion. Soon, she befriends the butler’s son, Kevin Cheung, a self-proclaimed atheist, and Daniel, a democratic activist who escaped from China after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Then Mr. Lam’s son returns from college. With these men seeking her affection, can she hold onto the Christian values her mom instilled in her and lead them all to true grace? Kevin Cheung dreams of becoming a writer. With the historical crux of 1997 approaching when his beloved Hong Kong returns to China, he plans to publish a book about the 1989 Tiananmen Incident. Yet he can’t move past the haunting tragedy in his past. After Grace brings down his guard, dare he pursue more than friendship? But why does Grace look like many starlets Mr. Lam, the most eligible bachelor in town, has dated? Can they unravel the mystery and overcome the suffering surrounding their past and present? Will they find a way into each other’s hearts?

About the Author
Dr. Wuwong (PhD in biochemistry, MBA in finance) has published 120+ scientific books and papers (under her legal name) and a few Christian fiction books (Love at the Garden Tomb, The Way We Forgive, Blazing China, and Detour to Agape, under R. F. Whong). She lives in the Midwest with her husband, a retired pastor. They served together at three churches from 1987 to 2020. Her grown son works in a nearby city. She currently runs a small biotech company (www.vidasym.com) and has raised more than twenty million US dollars during the past few years for Vidasym. In addition to her weekly newsletter (sent to about 900 subscribers every Thursday) and the platform (www.ruthforchrist.com), she’s active in several writers’ groups, including ACFW, Word Weavers, Facebook, and Goodreads. Through these connections, she plans newsletter/promotion swaps with others and has writers endorse her books, write forewords, and host her on guest blogs.

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title: How to Fix a Broken Heart

author: Rebecca F

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 8.29.2023 • author id: FeReHo21523

word count: 1000

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“How To Fix a Broken Heart” is a 509 word picture book focused on the efforts of an eight year old girl to fix her broken heart. She has to wade through the advice of well-meaning friends to finally discover how to move forward through heartbreak. It also contains a 597 word journal at the back of the book for parents/guardians to use to guide a child through their own broken heart experience.

About the Author
I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. I have a B.S. in Music Education and have been teaching K-12 music for twenty-nine years. I'm the mom of four adult children.  I have experienced heartbreaks related to the death of my father when I was nine to abandonment and infidelity as an adult. I know firsthand what a refuge a well-written book can be for a weary, broken heart. However, my story is not an autobiography. I have created the cause of Melody's heartbreak to be non-specific so my audience can interpret it in their own way. Examples: Divorce, Death of a Loved One, Foster Care, Abandonment, Life-Threatening Illness

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title: A Knight Out of Time - A Sword for Eternity

author: Ross K

category: fiction • subcategory: scififantasy • date submitted: 8.16.2023 • author id: KlRoA 19523

word count: 172000

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Three worlds, bound together in time and space by the love of a Savior.  Earth, redeemed by the Cross, broken Oragoth, populated after the Resurrection to stand against fallen Brillig, doomed to destruction unless the Gospel frees it.  Tragedy unites Jason, son of Earth, and Y’narra, daughter of Brillig, in an unlikely pairing as they undertake an epic quest across two planets to halt the subjugation of Earth by its old gods. The ancient gods abandoned their thrones at the dawn of history in search of a home beyond God’s dominion.  They discover another timeline outside of Earth’s universe, a remnant left from the creation event.  They settle on Brillig, a world they must terraform to make habitable. They soon realize Brillig is doomed despite their herculean efforts to keep it viable, and they embark on the voyage to reclaim their thrones on Earth.  But they find a third timeline stands between them and Earth, one created after the Resurrection and which they must conquer if they are to reach Earth. A Knight out of Time is Christian fantasy suffused with elements of science fiction.  Taking place over three novels, Jason, a rising star on a Triple A Baseball team, and Y’narra, the daughter of the main villain, are swept up in God’s plan to prevent the old gods return to Earth. Before they can confront the old gods, Jason must let go of the accident that took his career away and Y’narra must shake off the yoke of bondage to them to make the journey past salvation to a complete trust in God’s plan for her life.

About the Author
Ross Kleypas lives in Texas with his wife and two children.  He works as a cost engineer in the oil and gas industry.  He enjoys astronomy, woodworking, hiking and biking. He received a few writing awards in high school and college, writing fiction and non-fiction for the school magazines.  He received a journalism degree from the University of Houston, and though not working in that field, his writing has served his career well.  He has extensively read secular and Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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title: God's Fruitful People

author: Ariel W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 8.12.2023 • author id: WoArGo19123

word count: 107000

Content

Most Christians can, maybe with a few helpful hints, list off the fruit of the Spirit. We’ve all had at least one Sunday School lesson or sermon give us the run down of the nine attributes and what they mean, but how often have we considered what it means to call it the fruit of the Spirit? Fruit-bearing trees, bushes, and vines only produce according to their nature: an apple tree will not produce oranges; a blackberry bush will not produce blueberries; a tomato vine will not produce pumpkins. Therefore, if the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, then by default this means that the essential nature of the Spirit is also love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This study will survey the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit across the Old and New Testament in the lives of God’s people and in God’s essential nature displayed in his Word. Where God is, so is his fruit.

About the Author
I have a Bachelor’s degree in English and History, and a Master of Arts in Theology, and have taught the Bible to all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Currently I am an adjunct professor of Religion. This book can be used independently or in a group for those who want an accessible academic look into how we can understand the fruit of the Spirit across the Bible and in our lives today.

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title: The Kennedi Identity

author: Todd D

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 8.4.2023 • author id: DaToTh19423

word count: 69000

Content

Having a baby in a gas station attracted more attention than fifteen-year-old Kennedi wanted. Attention that led her to foster mom Amanda who wants to control her, and foster dad Henry who seems annoyed at her presence. And the DNA test Henry encouraged her to do on her baby: Was it to find relatives to send her to? Or to find the baby daddy to get child support? The DNA results match to members of a clan of the baby’s paternal relatives, but they lack matches to Kennedi’s own family lineage, leading to events that have her questioning her whole identity. By crashing a family reunion of her baby’s extended family, and door-to-door detective work with friends, she closes in on the baby’s father. And maybe her foster parents aren’t so bad after all. With their help, she connects with relatives she never knew she had. After years of instability, does she want to leave the people who have made her feel like family to join others who merely share her DNA? Does she have a choice?

About the Author
I’m a father of a teenager and two young adults. I live with my wife in Cypress, Texas (a Houston suburb), which is the setting for The Trailer Behind the Garage and The Gas Station Girl, which were self-published through Kindle Direct Publishing in 2021, and The Lingering Scent and The DollarFly Girls, self-published in 2022. I spent two years in Japan in the early 1990s as a Journeyman missionary with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. While I was getting used to Asian culture, the Chinese student who would become my wife was getting used to American culture. We met at church and have been getting used to each other ever since. I am currently a manager in the Global Trade practice at an accounting firm. I have a bachelor's degree from Houston Christian University (Houston Baptist University at the time) and an MBA from the Jones School at Rice University.

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title: A Framework for Preaching the Beatitudes

author: Landis B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 7.15.2023 • author id: BrLaA 17323

word count: 32000

Content

The aim of this manuscript is to provide the proper hermeneutics of the Beatitudes, presented at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.  This will be accomplished by providing an exegetical study of the Greek word Makarios which is translated loosely as Blessed at the beginning of each Beatitude. Providing the proper hermeneutic of the Beatitudes will allow for a correct interpretation, changing the notion that the Beatitudes are actions that One must strive to maintain or obtain to establish their place in the Kingdom of Heaven.  The goal is to provide assurance in One's salvation by interpreting the Beatitudes as qualities and promises that a believer already owns in the present but also in the future.  This assurance will rest on interpreting the word Makarios as happy or flourishing. The correct interpretation of the Beatitudes will be seen in translation where the word Blessed is replaced, changing the whole meaning of the text.  For example, "Flourishing are the poor in spirit because theirs is the kingdom of God." The goal of this manuscript is to reveal that the Beatitudes are not a checklist of qualities a person must perform to receive salvation but, however, describe the condition of an already saved individual.  

About the Author
My name is Landis Brown, and I am a devoted Husband, Father, and Pastor.  I currently serve as the Senior Pastor of Southside Church in Darlington, SC.  I have pastored three different churches over eight years.  I also am an adjunct faculty member at Columbia International University, where I advise students through their dissertation process for their Doctor of Ministry program.   I have written numerous theological articles for our local newspaper in Darlington, SC.  I have also advised other students in their dissertation who are in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Master's Seminary. Degrees: MBA,  Coastal Carolina University MDiv, Andersonville Seminary Doctor of Ministry (Expository Preaching),  Master's Seminary Trained under John Macarthur, Steve Lawson, and Joel Beeke  

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title: CS Lewis and the Irish Imagination

author: Ronald 'Ronnie' B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 7.14.2023 • author id: BrRoCS17223

word count: 86800

Content

C. S. Lewis and the Irish Imagination seeks to explore the Irish background and influences on C. S. Lewis’s imagination and his writing. This is the first full-length critical study which examines Lewis as an ‘Irish writer’ rather than, as he has been largely viewed to date, as a writer who was merely born in Ireland prior to being absorbed by the Oxbridge establishment. The work follows a largely chronological approach and the principal events in and influences on Lewis’s life are closely examined where they impact on his work. The exception to this methodology occurs in chapter five where Lewis is considered in relation to two other Irish fantasists, Lord Dunsany and Forrest Reid. It is frequently mentioned, and rightly so, in critical and biographical studies of Lewis, how Norse mythology made an indelible imprint on his imagination, but little critical attention has been given to the influence of the Celtic – and in particular the Irish – myths and legends on Lewis’s thought and writings. This work reveals the extent of the Celtic Otherworld as the inspiration and imaginative impulse for much of the created world of Narnia and will be new to many readers. C. S. Lewis and the Irish Imagination explores the interface between Lewis’s life and work and is central to our understanding of the man: the Irish background, in many cases, helps illuminate the work.

About the Author
Ronald W Bresland is one of the leading authorities on CS Lewis’ Irish life and background. His book The Backward Glance: CS Lewis and Ireland (1999) explored the many connections between CS Lewis and Ireland. He has also written the Northern Ireland Tourist Board brochure ‘Northern Ireland: The CS Lewis Story’ (2005). His Travel with CS Lewis (Day One, 2006) is a fully illustrated biography which guides the reader around the various locations associated with CS Lewis in Ireland and England. He has contributed to Mere Christians: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis (Baker Books, 2009). Dr Bresland has lectured and contributed to documentaries on CS Lewis in the UK and US and lectured on CS Lewis’ Irish background at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

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title: The Bad Dad List

author: Logan M

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 7.13.2023 • author id: MiLoTh16323

word count: 54000

Content

(Working title: The Bad Dad List) Until that moment on the mountain, Seth Dunnaway’s biggest concerns in life had been paying for his kids’ braces and fighting back dad bod. After that moment, however? Well, he’s just hoping to get through a conversation with one of his siblings without having a can of Coors Light chucked at his head or his pants set on fire in the Colorado wilderness. Put simply, Seth’s narcissistic, abusive father asks him to apologize to his seven siblings and half-siblings for being such a horrible father. There’s just one teeny, tiny complication: Dad had passed away four years earlier. Oh, and most of those siblings no longer believe in silly nonsense like religion or spiritual experiences or forgiveness anymore. Also, each still has massive, unresolved emotional baggage from Dad that Seth doesn’t even know about. Okay, make that three teeny, tiny complications.

About the Author
I am a university English instructor who teaches classes on writing and superheroes. I have had pieces published in various magazines and journals and my creative work has made an impact on hundreds of thousands of people. Some of it may be viewed on my website, AsMuchGood.com. Also, I am a survivor of a dysfunctional family who found light and redemption through both Jesus Christ and humor. This book seeks to help others do the same.

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title: A beautiful day to die

author: Carina B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biography • date submitted: 6.28.2023 • author id: BeCaA 14823

word count: 70000

Content

Imagine that you had witnessed 276 executions. What would that do to a person? Would it make you stronger or tear you down? Would you be able to sleep at night or would death be your constant companion, even in your dreams? In ”A Beautiful Day To Die – What 276 Executions Have Taught a Death Row Chaplain About Life” I delve deep into an unlikely story of self discovery that came about after visiting death row chaplain Jim Brazzil in his Texas countryside home. In a touchingly honest two week long interview I became privy to his remarkable life’s journey of love, forgiveness, and redemption. This book shows readers the incredible impact Jim has had on countless souls, but also reveals the universal truths he has learned through his incredible experiences. Through Jim’s brutally honest revelations and my reflections you will learn about living life to the fullest, forgiving those who have wronged you, and finding hope in the darkest of moments. Both by the grace of God, but also from your own doing. This book was recently published here in my native Sweden, but as Jim is dying, it is his last wish, and mine, that it will be published in America as well.

About the Author
I am a journalist and author. Today I work at Sweden's national television SVT, where I hosts my own talk show, that airs on Friday nights, aptly called ”Carina Bergfeldt”. Previously, I was SVT’s US correspondent as well as a reporter and columnist at Aftonbladet. I have been awarded the Swedish Grand Journalism Award for Best Writing Style and the prestigious Kristallen Award for best female TV-host.

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title: Discipleship Primer: A Christianity Basics Workbook

author: Josh M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 6.21.2023 • author id: MiJoDi14223

word count: 38176

Content

Embark on a transformative journey of faith with Discipleship Primer—a self-guided, grace-centered workbook for those hungry to deepen their understanding of the Bible and strengthen their walk with Jesus. This book isn't about telling you what to believe or how to act as a Christian. It's about empowering you to explore the Bible's truths for yourself. Filled with numerous Bible verses and thought-provoking questions, it invites you to discover what God has revealed in His Word. As you navigate this workbook, you'll uncover profound insights into the nature of God, the significance of Jesus' work in salvation, and the power of personal growth through sanctification and the body of Christ. You’ll also taste the joy of a vibrant prayer life and learn how to experience Christ's victory over sin. Discipleship Primer will guide you into a deeper relationship with Jesus and equip you to be part of His mission – to make disciples of all nations!

About the Author
Josh Miller is a seasoned Bible teacher and church planting pastor based in Utah. This is his first book and is the culmination of 14 years of preaching and teaching to children and adults of all ages. He holds a Master's Degree in Bible and has built a strong network of supporting churches and individuals across the United States. His affiliations with three church planting nonprofit organizations provide strategic connections for promoting this book among their constituents. Additionally, he is the owner and director of Miller Media Marketing that assists local businesses in clarifying their messaging and executing effective marketing strategies.

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title: The Nihilistic West: How Meaningless Living is Destroying Us—and Three Keys to Fix It

author: Mark D

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 6.17.2023 • author id: D'MaTh13523

word count: 54000

Content

In an era plagued by a crisis of meaning, societal fractures have deepened despite material prosperity. The consequences are evident: job losses over ideological differences, polarized politicians, and the unrelenting grip of the opioid crisis. How did we arrive at this juncture, and is there hope for redemption?   The Nihilistic West offers a compelling examination for the intellectually curious. It unearths the origins of our modern affliction—the demise of God as postulated by Nietzsche—and explores the emergence of replacement religions like social justice warriors, diversity-inclusivity-equity, victimhood, climate alarmism, and vaccine hesitancy. Crafted for centrist and right-of-center readers, this book provides practical solutions. By promoting free speech, rediscovering traditional religious values, and fostering personal responsibility, we can repair the frayed fabric of society. With 14 chapters spanning 54 000 words, the manuscript incorporates over 50 relevant images, graphs, and cultural references. Written by an experienced medical practitioner specializing in addictions and chronic pain, the author's unique insight sheds light on the underlying malaise.   The Nihilistic West empowers readers to confront the world's meaning crisis head-on and actively contribute to its restoration. Join the quest to revitalize society and rediscover purpose in an uncertain world.

About the Author
Dr. Mark D’Souza is a Canadian physician with extensive experience in addiction and chronic pain management. His medical practice, coupled with a lifelong passion for the humanities, provides a unique perspective on societal issues. He has published serial opinion editorials in Canada, and has had extensive local media exposure, including TV and radio appearances, and advocacy roles in healthcare organizations. Dr. D’Souza is on faculty at Queen’s University’s Department of Family Medicine.

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title: The Illusion of a Perfect Life

author: Michelle G

category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 6.16.2023 • author id: GlMiTh13523

word count: 85700

Content

Why did you agree to meet this young thing? She is just going to ask you questions you don’t want to answer and bring up memories you have worked hard to forget . . . Margaret has spent a lifetime cultivating the illusion of a picture-perfect life. But that image is set to be shattered when, at the age of 91, she agrees to help a PhD student with her research on generational wounds and healing. Beginning with her brother’s untimely death, Margaret delves into the shadows of her past, unearthing painful memories she’d long buried and a dark secret she swore she would take to her grave. As Margaret finally faces up to the devastating consequences of her actions, she finds herself at a crossroads: will she choose to forgive while there’s still time, or will she continue to live a lie?

About the Author
Michelle Glimsdahl is a woman of faith, a loving wife and mother, and an author; Michelle's passion for exploring life's most profound questions has led her to write under the pen name Lynn West. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Ohio State University and an advanced degree from the University of Dayton. As a mother of a child with Down Syndrome, Michelle is deeply connected within the Down Syndrome community. Her writing is informed by life experiences, and she brings a unique perspective to her work that is both authentic and inspiring. Michelle is a member of her home church, which includes a resource center, and her husband, Nicholas, has a vast LinkedIn network that extends her reach even further.

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title: Every Battle of the Warrior

author: Bill B

category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 6.12.2023 • author id: BeBiEv13023

word count: 117000

Content

Green Beret Charlie Lawrence wants to put the conflict in southeast Asia behind and get on with life, but it’s not that easy. Despite a faith strong enough to refute false theology and stand against popular values, Charlie struggles. He is troubled by traumatic memories. He is rebuffed by job rejections. He is harassed by obnoxious cowboys. He is challenged by conflicting ideas. He is overwhelmed by affairs of the heart. But Charlie’s God cannot be defeated. Can a job with an unorthodox rancher and an agreement to marry an unknown girl be part of God’s plan for victory?  Faith empowers one to share the truth of God’s Word with others, but it’s sometimes harder to apply that truth to yourself. Will Charlie trust God and learn the meaning of Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”

About the Author
Bill Bethel, is experienced as a member of Army Special Forces, a professional ranch manager and consultant, and an ordained deacon and Sunday school teacher. He and his wife, Leah, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Bill has authored technical publications including the draft National Nutrient Management Technical Standard for US EPA. Mr. Bethel has a web page and blog and contributes to on-line discussions on ranching and faith.

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