It is almost a thousand years since St Francis of Assisi first walked the Stations of the Cross. Since then, they have been a fundamental Lenten devotion for Christians of all denominations.
In this book the author who is a biblical scholar, linguist and practicing Christian, creates real stories behind the pious façade.
The heartache, the blood and the disappointment. In a series of frank and painful short stories, you will confront a new and - at times - upsetting Theology of the Cross.
Book I - The 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene carries the Cross of Christ
From Cyrene to Jerusalem and back again. A true tale of the unexpected, or how a chance meeting can change your life for ever. Simon of Cyrene, who carries the Cross of Christ, is mentioned only briefly in the Gospels. From this fleeting reference, we imagine the tumultuous life that culminated in this tremendous Good Friday encounter. En route, we meet a stellar cast of unlikely characters: Jesus and Simon, of course, but ...
This thrown together family from back east in 1865 is hurling toward their first Montana winter. But the winter storms ahead seem small in the light of the problems the family faces as the birth of Clare's illegitimate child draws near, since the mother is living with him and his new bride. What does God think about all of this? Are there answers that will help them? Hope lies just around the corner. Former orphan Edie is raising her twelve-year-old sister Janey, heading west to Montana in 1865. When she loses her job at Fort Benton, she agrees to marry a first time rancher Clare DuMaer who is raising his orphaned nephews and niece. Will they be able to form themselves into a family as they struggle to prepare themselves for winter in Helena Montana? Does God care about such things? And who is Mel? And why has she showed up on their doorstep? ( Book #1 Westward to Montana cannot stand alone without Book #2 West Montana Rancher)
After Howard Greenfield's routine business trip ends with a reckless night of passion, he ends up with a gun and a mission.
Meanwhile, the mysterious Irishman, Tommy Morgan, seeks a buyer for a large cache of heroin.
It's the early nineties, and IRA bombs continue to threaten the British mainland. When it seems like IRA has forsaken its war on drugs, Tommy takes matters into his own hands, and is plunged into a raging whirlpool of danger and deception.
When their lives intertwine, can Tommy pull off the deal - and will Howard survive the dangerous, snow-covered streets of London?
Praise from readers:
- "This is a tough, all-action thriller that's all about choices, power, life, death, sex and all the things in between. Howard is a sympathetic character whom we can all identify with, and there's a parallel strand to the plot, with an insight into the London underworld."
- I'll be looking out for more reads by this author. Very good indeed."
What happens when the world's most beloved holiday falls into the hands of communists?
Life in the North Pole isn't quite what it's cracked up to be. Ever since Santa and his toy sweatshop moved into town, it's been nothing but back-breaking labor for the native elves. In the factory the air is hot, the pay low, the food lukewarm. Suffering under the thumb of capitalism and a dictator grown fat and indifferent, the elves have had enough.
When all hope seems lost, a rebel by the name of The Red Elf hears the cry of the people and drives them toward a revolution.
Overnight, the Santa of old is gone, replaced by a Soviet strongman named Nikolas Sokolov. From the production of weapons to the invasion of malls, world domination is in the Red Army's grasp. However, with the Americans unwilling to give up their favorite day so easily, the battle over the holiday season becomes the new hotbed of the Cold War, leaving everybody to wonder what will happen to Christmas...
Jael Furyck isn't happy.
Her father is dead. Her uncle has stolen the throne.
And now he wants to marry her off to the fallen son of her arch-enemy.
But Jael is a battle-hardened warrior, trained to kill since she was ten-years-old.
She doesn't plan on being anyone's wife.
Eadmund Skalleson is drunk.
His father is threatening him with a wife again.
And this time he's given him an ultimatum.
Marry Jael Furyck or your brother returns from exile.
But if Eadmund was ever going to choose a wife, it wouldn't be Jael Furyck.
Not her. Not ever.
Winter's Fury is the first book in The Furyck Saga: a gripping epic fantasy series that takes you into a richly-woven world of warring kingdoms, mysterious dreamers, dark magic, and an ancient prophecy that emerges from the shadows to weave a dangerous web around them all...
Also in the series:
The Burning Sea
Night of the Shadow Moon
The Raven's Warning
The Furyck Saga box-set: Books 1-3
And coming soon...
Vale of the Gods
Still stinging from his recent election loss, former president Theodore Roosevelt sought refuge in the Brazilian jungles in early 1914 on an expedition to trace the last unmapped Amazonian river system, the Rio da Dúvida or The River of Doubt. Co-commanded by famed Brazilian explorer Colonel Candido Rondon and staffed with Roosevelt's 24-year-old son Kermit, naturalist George Cherrie, and more than a dozen local porters and laborers, the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition was plagued by disaster from its very onset -- incompetent planning and inadequate outfitting would result in near mutiny, hunger, death, and even cold-blooded murder. But Roosevelt meets an odd stranger along his ill-fated journey, who tells an astonishing tale that could challenge the very core of modern Natural History. Weakened by illness and starvation, Teddy Roosevelt is caught in a web of unfathomable danger, the results of which would alter his life and the lives of his companions forever.
2nd Edition. A Prequel to the Chamberlain Mountain Trilogy!
It was 1831, and Matthew Chamberlain and his family had come from Scotland and they were looking for a place to settle. They claimed the perfect mountain and settled in. The mountain's south side was perfect for farming, and a creek running out of a large cliff meant the unlimited supply of water. However, a feud and Devil's Jump soon get in the way! Discover the history behind the Chamberlain Mountain which consists of Snow on The Mountain, Fire on The Mountain and Storm on The Mountain.
Pretending she's her twin gets complicated when Hope is shipwrecked with a handsome castaway. When rescue comes, will she risk her heart to confess the truth or will they part forever?
Pretending to be her sister, Hope Everly finds an adventure at last. The Caribbean's warm waters and tropical islands fulfill nearly all her dreams. When an excursion to visit another island with a naturalist expedition is interrupted by a storm, Hope is stranded on a desert island where she and her fellow castaways are dependent on a handsome stranger for their survival.
Alejandro Córdoba, trapped and alone on the island long enough to give up all dreams of rescue, knows nothing of what has become of his war-torn homeland or his family. When he finds the beautiful Miss Everly washed up on the shore, along with her companions, he does not know if their arrival is a blessing or a curse.
Hope's behavior, acting one way with Alejandro and another with her friends, further confuses things when they ...
When Hardin Williams enlists in the United States Army's 2nd Dragoons he has no idea that he will be thrust into America's first invasion of a sovereign, foreign country. Following his commander, Colonel William S. Harney, across the Rio Grande into Mexico, Williams sets out on an unforgettable epic adventure leading to the decisive battle of the war.
Cerro Gordo creates an encounter with those who actually fought the war and those who were caught up in it. For Williams it is a time of heroes and scoundrels, courage and cowardice, humanity and inhumanity, love found and love lost.
Along the way, Williams encounters a cast of colorful and intriguing characters, both real and fictional. "Whispering" Charlie Spearman, Williams' First Sergeant is a crusty old veteran prone to profanity, orneriness, and a certain lady in Miss Maggie's Sporting House for Gentlemen in New Orleans. Ailish Finnerty, a camp follower employed as a washer woman, has an Irish name and speaks with a brogue but ...
Former orphan Edie is raising her twelve-year-old sister Janey, heading west to Montana in 1865. When she loses her job at Fort Benton, she agrees to marry a first time rancher Clare DuMaer who is raising his orphaned nephews and niece. Will they be able to form themselves into a family as they struggle to prepare themselves for winter in Helena Montana? Does God care about such things? And who is Mel? And why has she showed up on their doorstep? ( Book #1 cannot stand alone without Book #2 West Montana Rancher)
A historic action adventure that features the greatest men and women players from the Golden Age of Golf on a world tour of the most fantastic holes ever imagined. This epic novel is an exotic blend of Indiana Jones action and pulp fiction adventure laced with mystery and romance!
By faith, can the sheep know the shepherd's voice?
Right after she marries in 1970, love carries Hannah Claire to Nigeria, following her husband David to the mission field -- for only two years, she thinks. Miracle upon miracle brings five-year-old African orphan Adaolisa into the young wife's life and she becomes a mother. Can the love for a child keep her where she doesn't want to be? The children of wickedness threaten to make her a widow; they threaten everything, and danger abounds! Only by obedience can Hannah and her revivalist husband survive and prosper in a land torn by violence.