Sequel to Call Me Church Johnny Smith’s luck has been bad from the moment the Stock Market crashed and he’d been forced to leave an exclusive boarding school, and he sees no reason to believe it will ever change. But then he meets Church Chetwood, a dashing, devil-may-care director of motion pictures, and his life is turned topsy-turvy when Chetwood takes him along on what the man promises will be the adventure of a lifetime. Johnny doesn’t care, as long as he’s with his Mr. Chetwood. The year before, Church had hired Captain Johansen to take him to the mysterious island of Iwi Po’o on the tramp steamer August Moon. There he’d found and captured a sabretooth tiger and brought the animal back to the States. “Chetwood’s Kitty,” so dubbed by the press, is the reason he has to leave New York so precipitously -- people had died and the law is after him. The only bright spot is the kid he’d come across in a saloon. Church thinks he’s had the best idea of his life when he decides to take Johnny along with him to the South Seas. He and Captain Johansen plan to make a living transporting goods from one island to another, and they have every intention of avoiding Iwi Po’o. But a treacherous stowaway has plans to take the August Moon for himself, and convinces the men to mutiny. Johnny, Church, the skipper, the ship’s cook, and the wireless operator, accompanied by the little girl Johnny had rescued from prostitution, find themselves in a lifeboat, with Iwi Po’o the only spot of land. The last time Church was on this island, twelve men lost their lives to what lived there. Will Johnny, Church, and their friends somehow manage to make it our alive this time?
Whither Thou Goest is the amazing story of a modern day Ruth and Boaz. How God used a background of war, disaster, and family separation to bring His two children together will touch your heart and increase your faith. American missionary Karl Faulkner found himself stranded in Poland with war breaking out and doors to sharing the Gospel closing all around him. Such were the circumstances which forced him out of Poland into Hungary, and eventually made him return to the United States. Had Karl misinterpreted the messages he’d received directing him to witness to the Jews of Eastern Europe? His answer would come years later, when he was contacted by the Red Cross. A family that had befriended Karl in Hungary now sought refuge from the Communist regime and needed an American sponsor. They were bringing friends with them, one of which was to become Karl’s wife. Terezia Toth left behind all the world she had ever known—her relatives, church, and ability to earn a living, even her language and social customs when she and her companions arrived in the United States. Thanks to the sponsorship of two Baptist churches in Oregon, they were well provided for. But everything was different and strange. Life would be so much easier living among other refugees in California. Why was God asking her to stay behind and marry a man she did not know, who didn’t even speak her language? Yet Terezia was willing to echo the words of Ruth, “Whither thou goest, I will go…” committing to follow her husband wherever the Lord led. It was a vow that would try her faith and take her to the brink of reason. The end result was to become a marriage built on mutual devotion and endearing love, yielding eternal fruit blossoming in the garden of Paradise.
Continuing with the adventures of Old West heroine Breanna Baylor, book six of the Angel of Mercy series begins with the planning of a wedding -- between Breanna and the legendary Stranger, whose true identity has now been revealed. Before the wedding, however, John's best man, Chief U.S. Marshal Solomon Duvall, disappears. And after the wedding, both John and Breanna -- who has pledged, "Whither thou goest, I will go" -- put their own lives in danger as they set out to find him.
Whither Thou Goest captures the reader within its pages of history, danger, conspiracy, pilgrimage, theology, scenery, dialogue, and inspiration. - Dr. Christopher Moody, Assistant Professor of Systemic Theology, Instructional Mentor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Whither Thou Goest, Book 2 of the Arimathea Series, is an exciting Biblical and historically accurate fiction which continues the birth and creation of Christianity and its spread beyond Judea. Travelers in England and those studying historical geography will recognize Glastonbury Tor (cover art) rising above Avalon's forests as it has for thousands of years. The Tor holds keys to the past, the present, and the future.... Jews of Israel begin their persecutions of Christ-followers in Judea. A vastly wealthy Pharisee, Joseph of Arimathea, turns from his homeland and his commercial empire to answer Christ's call to evangelism and takes the Messiah's cup, the Holy Grail, to the northern isle of Britannia. He abandons a life of privilege and wealth to establish the first Christ-follower church in Britannia on Glastonbury Tor, spreading the good news of the resurrected Jesus and salvation. Followed by the once crippled Ruben, who was healed by the blood of Jesus on the road to Calvary, they encounter suspicion and resistance from the Briton Tribes. Discovering new allies in an Arch Druid and Celtic prophetess, they must fight for their very lives against hostile tribesmen who oppose them. Their fate hangs in the balance. Added to these dangers, could a Forest Demon with shining swords, who haunts the Ancient Wood surrounding Avalon, become their worst enemy?
Ken was in front, leading the music. Claris Patterson was at the piano. It was situated so she faced the platform. Later she told me, I could tell when you walked in, just watching Kenny's face! It really lit up. Ken had also been looking for guidance from God. For some reason, maybe because of my fear of trusting that he was serious he had felt insecure in whether or not I would accept him. He had called his mother and told her, I think I've found the girl I want to marry if I can get her. That day Ken had felt impressed to pray, If this is your will, if Alcyon is the one for me, please bring her to meeting tonight. Later, in retelling the story, he laughed, No wonder my face lit up! Little did he know how pivotal his prayer was to his future. This story is about how God orchestrated the lives of two people, bringing them together from a log cabin in Canada and the wheat fields of Central Oregon. They would unite their lives for a great adventure that would eventually lead them to the mission field, and from there to realize the impossible dream of changing the lives of hundreds of children around the world. They have experienced the thrill of living the Plan That God Had for Their Lives. Alcyon Fleck is a Pastor's wife, missionary, founder of International Children's Care, and Director of Children's Services for 25 years. Author of three books, A Brand From the Burning, Child of the Crossfire, and A Leap of Faith.
In their rural home in the Colony of Maryland, Matthew and Alex Graham are still recovering from the awful events of the previous years when Luke Graham, Matthew's estranged brother, asks them for a favour. Alex has no problems whatsoever ignoring Luke's sad plea for help. In her opinion Matthew's brother is an evil excuse of a man who deserves whatever nasty stuff fate throws at him. Except, as Matthew points out, Luke is begging them to save his son - his misled Charlie, one of the Monmouth rebels - and can Charlie Graham be held responsible for his father's ill deeds? So off they go on yet another adventure, this time to the West Indies to find a young man neither of them knows but who faces imminent death on a sugar plantation, condemned to slavery for treason. The journey is hazardous and along the way Alex comes face to face with a most disturbing ghost from her previous life, a man she would much have preferred never to have met. Time is running out for Charlie Graham, Matthew is haunted by reawakened memories of his days as an indentured servant, and then there's the eerie Mr Brown, Charlie's new owner, who will do anything to keep his secrets safe, anything at all. Will Matthew deliver his nephew from imminent death? And will they ever make it back home?
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Watching out the window, my heart nearly stopped! The man pulled out a black revolver from his belt, and taking hold of the gate, called Acerquese, senor. (Come closer, Mr.) By then I was running for the front door. I had to go around a corner, and nearly slipped on the tile floor. I opened the door and stepped to the edge of the porch, said in an urgent whisper, Come in quick! He has a gun! Ken whispered back, I know. He had heard the click when the man cocked it. Ken was backing up but still talking to the guy. When he got to the porch, I had the door open and we both dashed in, locking the door behind us. I had seen him grab the gate as if he were climbing over. It was just one of the alarming experiences of their mission life. But God was teaching them faith in His promises for protection and guidance. They needed it in their life as missionaries, but even more during the 25 years in founding and directing the program of International Children's Care that proved to go way Beyond Their Dreams. About the author: Since Alcyon chose to marry a young Theology student, and become a pastor's wife and missionary, she had to forgo her desire of a college education. God loves to give good gifts to His children, and the unbelievable gift to her was an Honorary Doctorate by Walla Walla College in 2002.
It is the height of The Gilded Age, with great inventions, great entrepreneurs, great fortunes, and great corruption running rampant. In the midst of this amazing and difficult period of the country's growth, Charlie and Rebecca Redmond are ushering their children into adulthood. Rebecca's stroke left her with permanent injuries, and for both Charlie and Rebecca it is a time to withdraw from public service, and focus on their family and their own well-being. The futures opening for the children of this amazing family are almost limitless. One is a business man, immersed in the challenges of a volatile financial market. One is a horsewoman who is preparing Redmond Stables for the changes in the role of horses in the world with the maturing of the rail systems. One follows his father into the military, the dedicated conservator of the Redmond legacy. One is a scholar who is already breaking the bonds of the traditional role of women in society. And one is a renegade, who has learned how to make play pay. The Redmonds take us into the world of the wealth and rapidly changing cultural standards that was the Gilded Age.
Author was close to Dr. Martin Luther King and deeply involved in the struggle against racism;, this book tells the fascinating history of the Black Church formed within the Methodist Church and its role today.
A widow becomes obsessed with the desire to once again hear her dead husband's heart, which has been harvested and transplanted into the body of another man ("Whither Thou Goest"). A mother descends into a cave in search of her autistic son, who suffers the gift and curse of vespertilian powers of perception ("Pipistrel"). After the death of the wife he no longer loves, a retired professor of archeology tries to suffocate himself in a bog("Lindow Man"). A scavenger finds treasure?a radioactive disk he believes to be a fallen star even as it kills him ("Luis"). The doctor who attends the death of Edgar Allen Poe completes the story fragment the great author has left him, the tale of a young nobleman who, enslaved to the compulsive, ritualistic demands of Tourette's Syndrome, is stranded in a lighthouse with a stranger who may or may not be deaf ("Poe's Lighthouse"). A woman chronicles the last days of her death from AIDS in a small French village ("Imagine A Woman"). Stories of sweetness and light these are not; but those with a taste for the truly suspenseful and horrific need go no farther than these inventive, disturbing tales by a master of the genre.