The Keeper by R.L. Mosz
The doctor is in and something is very, very wrong.
Genre: Contemporary fiction, Women’s fiction, Inspirational fiction
THE KEEPER is a thought-provoking, PG-rated contemporary women’s drama that explores the mysterious power of friendship and love. Initially, powerhouse surgeon Dr. Chris Seacrest finds little of interest to him in the young, post-stroke patient Caitlin Rosenberry. But a brief encounter in an exam room sets a series of cataclysmic events into motion from which there is no turning back. In the midst of it all, Dr. Seacrest finds himself in love with Caitlin, yet she never wants to see him again.
Reader Reviews on Amazon
“I read it in a couple of days with the last half all in one evening.” -Pokagon
“Clean, good romance.” -CiCi J.
“Read the book- lot of twists, turns and surprises…” -AvTanner
R. L. Mosz keeps busy working with special-needs children and residents of a rehabilitation center. When time allows, her interests include: feeding the birds, writing, cooking, recycling, walking, and reading. She particularly enjoys trees, hedges of all kinds, birds, and creeks (see book trailer), but is grateful for all the gifts of nature.
She lives each day thankful for all blessings and mindful of a quote from her favorite book, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Following is a poem she wrote about her novel, THE KEEPER:
Decades long performance;
life shed along the way.
Suffused in great perfection
the truth inside him lay.
Though not his fault he wanders,
his heart up on the shelf,
she’s sent as a reminder
destruction of himself.
The Great Darkening by R.G. Triplett
If you love Narnia and Middle Earth – the Epic of Haven waits for you!
Genre: Christian fantasy, Christian allegory
When the great burning tree of Haven begins to die, leaving the otherwise unlit world of Aiénor in a state of ever-growing darkness, a young man sets upon a quest to discover a new source of light before the unknown evils lurking in the shadows unleash their fury upon the unsuspecting world.
Fear strikes the citizens of Haven at the diminishing of their holy tree, and they determine that the only way to fend off the impending dark is to set about making their own light. There are plenty of trees in the forests of Aiénor to burn. But what happens when the timber has been consumed and the great tree has failed?
Could it be that one will emerge who will uncover the prophecies of old and seek the promised light?
Reader Reviews on Amazon
“The character development was thorough and they were very believable.” -Jenni
“I started the book a few days ago and couldn’t put it down!” -KrossXC
“If you are a fan of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, C.S. Lewis’ space trilogy or Chronicles of Narnia, Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle, or Ursula Le.” -Jan B.
Bobby, as his friends call him, is an artist at heart. He is a professional musician and private chef – not to mention a husband, daddy of two, and self-proclaimed nerd. Over the last decade he has had the privilege and responsibility of sharing his heart and his inspirations with thousands, and his writing is an expression of his rather epic view of the world.
Here is what he says about his debut work, “The Great Darkening”:
“I walked into the gravity of this story much the same way one walks outdoors into the bright sunlight of the afternoon sky. The enormity of its shine was, and is, a little overwhelming… but I have taken great comfort in knowing that my task has never been to make the sun shine. Rather, I have been given the charge and the privilege of merely describing how the world looks from my squinty-eyed perspective.
Thank you for choosing to walk with me on this path. Thank you for daring to hike along the unfamiliar trails with me, in the light of the full sun. I pray that this will be a bright journey for your heart as much as it has been one for mine.”
Jesus in Sheol by Gabor Kover
What happened between the crucifixion and the ascension to heaven?
Genre: Bible Study
The book of Jesus in Sheol tells the story of the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in a way that has been forgotten for a long time. Discover what the Bible says about the structure of the earth and the large underground waters, how Jesus descended below the waters to Hell (Sheol) and three days later, at the resurrection, He ascended up from the depths. The book explains the biblical truth about the salvation based on preachings of great Bible teachers such as E. W. Kenyon, Kenneth Hagin and Derek Prince.
The basic version of the book is a bachelor’s thesis written in the 1990′s. Since then, the text of this book has been taught in more than 30 Christian churches and in Bible schools. This teaching about the suffering and resurrection of Jesus Christ has been a great success everywhere!
Forever Loved by Darlene Shortridge
I do believe God can forgive him. I really do. I’m just not sure I can.
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Romance
“I do believe God can forgive him. I really do. I’m just not sure I can.”
Ryan’s revelation shocks Rachel to the core. Are the foundations of a three-cord marriage strong enough to handle even the worst deception? Even when two are willing to give up?
Rachel suspects Ryan’s betrayal, but when she finds out the truth, her life is torn upside down and inside out. Ryan hides his past, fearful that when it catches up to him, it will destroy him and everything he has worked to build.
When the past finally meets the present, both Ryan and Rachel are lost in a world of confusion, pain and misery. Knowing God can and will forgive every repentant heart doesn’t ensure that they are capable of doing the same.
Is forgiveness a feeling or an act of obedience? Will God give them the strength to do the impossible?
Rachel saw him first. For a split second his resolve waned. He almost rushed to her when he saw the pain in her eyes. She didn’t understand, she couldn’t understand. She was too good, too pure. He didn’t deserve her anyway, so in truth he was doing her a favor. She questioned him with her eyes.
The girls nearly ran into their mother as they came in behind her. Unlike their mother they rushed to him with questions.
Shelly reached him first. “Daddy, what is going on? What happened in there?” She knelt by his feet, her hands rested on the top of his leg, as she searched for meaning in what he had just done.
The two older girls knelt beside their sister. Shannon questioned her father trying to fix what he had done. “Dad, is there something I can do? I’m sure everyone would understand if you want to go back. We can fix this.”
Rachel joined the conversation. “Girls, come sit down. Let’s hear what your father has to say.” Rachel sat down on the couch and motioned for her girls to sit down as well.
Ryan waited for them to get comfortable. When he looked up it was as if his jury, his accusers were waiting to cast judgment. And they had every right to do so. He was about to tear their world apart. “I’m sorry that I didn’t talk with you four first. I guess I didn’t know how. I thought it would be easier just to tell you all at the same time. I guess I was wrong.”
Rachel’s heart was breaking. “Ryan, why didn’t you come to me? If you weren’t happy, we would have found a way. Is this some sort of midlife crisis?”
Ryan shook his head no. “Rachel, I haven’t been happy for a long time. But I want you to know that it’s not your fault.” He looked to each of the girls. “None of you are at fault. It’s me. I’ve been living a lie.”
For the first time Sam spoke. “Dad, what do you mean you’ve been living a lie?”
Ryan started sobbing. He wasn’t sure he could do this, but he had no choice. “I’m not who you think I am. I’m a fake. I’m not the loving husband or the wonderful father that I’ve been pretending to be. I don’t deserve a family like you.”
Shannon, ever the peacemaker, rushed to his side. “Oh Daddy, yes you are. You have been a wonderful father. The best. How can you say such a thing?”
Rachel waited for it. She knew it was coming. She just wanted to know who the woman was. How could he do this to their marriage? To their family? She stood up. She wasn’t falling for his tears. She wanted to know and she wanted to know now. “Who is she? You might as well just tell me. I’ve known for some time, I just couldn’t prove it.”
“It’s not like that.”
“Don’t you dare lie to me. I know you, Ryan Bradley. Have you forgotten how long we’ve been married?” Rachel approached her husband. “At least be a man and tell me the truth.”
“That’s what makes it so hard. I wish it were another woman, but it’s not.” He turned his head in shame. “The truth is I’m gay.”
Reader Reviews on Amazon
“This is a book about grace, forgiveness and the power of God’s love.” -Deb K.
“Ms. Shortridge uses practical scriptures to shed light on several difficult issues that Christian families face in today’s ever liberal world.” -Jenny
“The plot line continues to move throughout the book to keep the reader turning pages.” -Customer
Darlene Shortridge is the best selling author of three Contemporary Christian Novels. She is an accomplished vocalist and a compassionate speaker. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and son. Being a northern gal, she is quite proud of her developing language skills, especially when some dear friends taught her how to properly use the phrase, “Bless Your Heart.”
Summer Letters by Dan Petermeier
A Real-Life Inspired Novel In Nicholas Sparks Style & Romance Genre
Genre: Romance, Drama, Faith
4.7 Stars on Amazon (15 reader reviews)
During an adventure-filled summer, will one letter bring two people together or force them to say goodbye – forever?
When twenty-year-old banker Liam Roberts is introduced to a flirtatious and eye-catching young woman, their mutual attraction soon stretches boundaries he never thought he’d cross. He quickly realizes that God’s plan for him may take him on a surprising and unexpected journey.
>>>A tear-jerking romantic drama about discovering how the pieces of life’s puzzle fit together.
Caring and considerate, the young Midwesterner doesn’t suspect that the pursuit of his soul mate would be wrought with heartbreak. Raised in a conservative environment, Liam struggles with finding faith not only in his religion, but also in others, especially women.
As spring turns to summer and Liam’s love life starts to heat up, he leaves no stone unturned and he finds himself writing letters to someone he’s never met.
Will any of the women in his life be anything more than friends? If so, will he be left heartbroken once more?
She watched him struggle with the wealth of emotions that swept through his young body. The boy she raised was now a full-grown man, and still he hid his eyes from her. He never cried or showed his emotions; today as he kept his hands over his face, she knew that he clearly was in love with Liz. Even so, she knew that no words would heal the pain in his heart.
“She won’t talk to me. I don’t know what’s going on…” he whimpered. “What did I do? What didn’t I do? My relationship with her is in danger.”
Seconds turned to minutes as a crush of memories flooded he mind—the thought of how she was able to nurse her infant son back to health after doctors removed a growing cyst from his neck. She remembered the time when his back was severely injured in phys-ed class after being body slammed into a wrestling mat. She recalled the day he called her at work after a minor car accident during an ice storm. Her sudden flashbacks were broken when he finally pulled his hands away from his eyes.
“Mom,” he voiced through a sniffle, “do you believe in miracles?”
“Yes, of course I do,” she admitted with no hesitancy in her reply.
“What does a miracle mean to you?” he wondered inquisitively.
She thought about her answer for a moment. She figured she could respond a couple of different ways but chose a course that he would appreciate and perhaps could relate to. She began, “To me, a miracle is divine intervention.” She paused for just a second, and then finished, “It’s how God shows us that He is who He is. It is something unexplained.”
Liam digested her words, though they were as he expected them to be.
“Why do you ask?” Her eyes seemed glassy as they begged for an explanation from him.
“Sometimes I just wonder why we are given challenges in life. For the last couple weeks I can’t get Elizabeth off my mind. I keep praying for answers, but I’m not getting any.”
“It’s never wrong to place your needs before the Lord, but what you need to pray for is the serenity in knowing that God always has a plan, even though it may not be the same as what
you pray for.”
“I know He hears my prayers. Sometimes it’s hard to understand how He replies. Maybe my lack of answers is my reply.”
Her eyebrows rose as though she agreed with him. “He’ll show you the path you should take, and while it may be rocky and uphill at times, He promises never to give you any more than you can handle.”
“Had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.” -Eugene N.
“The book was really great, you will not want to put it down until your finished reading it and then you want more.” -Sarah B.
“It has such a great story that captures multiple emotions out of you.” -Ana F.
Dan grew up in Watertown, a small community outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the second youngest of seven. Dan always was a writer and has written many short stories over the years.
Using his creative writing talents, Dan excelled in marketing and advertising. Opening his first business as a teenager, Dan eventually went into banking and later into the automotive industry.
After meeting and marrying his wife, Beth, they moved to Arizona in the mid-1990s where they lived for three of the next five years, later returning to the Twin Cities. In late 2011 they moved to South Florida, where they reside – still very much happily married.
The writing of Dan’s first published novel, “Summer Letters” began several years ago but due to everyday demands, little time was devoted to completing it. In early 2012, Dan spent most days working on “Summer Letters” before the initial manuscript was ready for publisher review. On August 13, 2012 (Dan and Beth’s wedding anniversary), a publishing contract was signed. Hundreds of additional hours were needed for revisions and editing before the book was released. On October 1, “Summer Letters” was released.
In addition to writing and reading, Dan loves watching NFL football, enjoying the wonderful Florida weather, watching TV and attending musical performances by Beth who is very vocally gifted.
More information can be found at SummerLetters.com
The Ramifications of Our Salvation by John Rataczak
It’s like Our Daily Bread on steroids!
Genre: Bible study, Theology
A Christian book which describes Biblically what happens when a believer is saved by God’s grace. Has 35 short chapters, 4 quizzes, a final exam, and an answer key, making it suitable for personal devotions, discipleship training, small group Bible studies, and Sunday School classes.
Available in paperback and ebook.
Reader Reviews on Amazon
“You will be encouraged by the depth and splendid insights our brother brings to the essential Truths of God.” -John M.
“Easy reading does not mean empty-I ate this thing up-truth put down where we can all get it!” -Sarah M.
“I believe the book will be a help to both new and mature Christians alike.” -Pastor Steve H.
John Rataczak was born in Columbia, Missouri and raised in the St. Louis area.
He was saved at an early age as a result of the ministry of the Chatham Bible Church in Wellston (now in Hazelwood), MO.
He felt called of God to attend Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC after graduating from high school. While there he earned three degrees (B.A, Bible; M.A., Pastoral Studies; Ph.D., New Testament Text/Greek).
He has taught Greek, Hebrew, Apologetics, Church History, Theology, English Bible, and Biblical background courses at three Christian colleges (Bob Jones University, Northland Baptist Bible College, and Pensacola Christian College).
He also coached soccer in two of these schools.
His pastoral ministry includes churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
He is presently writing Christian books in a ministry entitled “Eleutheros Books.” Website: www.eleutherosbooks.com. His first book is entitled “The Ramifications of Our Salvation,” explaining what happens Biblically when a believer is saved by God’s grace. His second book is entitled “Bible Translations: A Closer Look,” defending the Bible’s inspiration, explaining the Bible’s translation, and offering helpful suggestions on how to study God’s Word more effectively.
He lives in Toledo, OH and is the father of two children.
Author Links: Website