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  • Mark Sullivan: Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

    Mark Sullivan: Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
    Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

  • Michael F. Bird: What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed

    Michael F. Bird: What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed
    Modern Christians have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our “nothing but the Bible” tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird opens our eyes to the possibilities of the Apostle’s Creed as a way to explore and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle’s Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles’ Creed in the original Latin and Greek. What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.

  • William Slonaker: Benjamin Sunday and the Warlord's Companion

    William Slonaker: Benjamin Sunday and the Warlord's Companion
    "The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony." - Heraclitus The tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord becomes the doorway to an incredible mystery. Follow archeologist Benjamin Sunday and his lovable Labrador, Bonnie, as they discover that the most valuable treasure is so much more than gold.

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Just a pilgrim making his way home.

Biography

My pilgrimage began on June 9, 1957. Born of a wonderful English lady and a kind and gentle American serviceman (Air National Guard), I grew up in rural West Virginia. In 1970, I understood that, as a sinner, I needed a Savior. At the invitation of an associate evangelist of The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. Since then, I've tried to do my best to live a life that honors Him - but my best efforts never get me more than what I have always found in Him - inexhaustible forgiveness and unconditional love.

As the years progressed, I desired to serve Him in a vocational ministry. I attended a Bible college in Maryland and a theological seminary in Dallas, Texas with a heart that desired to serve in a church setting being nothing more than a "Barnabas" to a "Paul". I never got that chance - but I have traveled on with one simple goal. To do my best for my Savior.

I have lived a single life. I have always wanted to be in a position to go anywhere at anytime to help anyone with anything as unto God. In this life choice, I have often found lonely times - but even in my loneliest times I have found that all along my journey I have a constant Companion. Even though at times I may feel lonely, I am never alone...

Along the way I have met some some amazing and wonderful people. I have a beautiful sister who is wise and talented and is spending her life serving as a mother and as a nurse, teaching a new generation of nurses. I have a niece who is kind and creative and will someday inspire the next generation of kind and creative hearts with her teaching skills. I have a nephew who can beat the pants off any computer game no matter what generation it may be!

As for me? Read Psalm 73:25-28

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HI! Welcome to my blog! Here's some general information about me: Born in 1957, to Bruce and Alice. Born again on the final night of a Lane Adams (Billy Graham Associate Evangelist) crusade (1970). Loving the Lord, worshipping His goodness, holiness, and glory, and studying His Word. § Brother to a wonderful sister, Rosemary, and uncle to an exceptional niece and nephew, Emily and Joshua. § Educated at Musselman High School, Washington Bible College (1976-1980), and Dallas Theological Seminary (1984-1989). § One time teacher, fulfillment call center supervisor, returns manager, credit card customer service agent, self-taught technical writer. § Among other things — dog lover, book reader, garden tinkerer, recipe experimenter, Disney enthusiast, moving image devotee, internet explorer, road-trip adventurer. §