Moshe Karlin wakes up one morning, naked and alone, in the Mount of Olives Cemetery. According to his family and friends, he died two years ago, but Moshe is not about to accept his demise lying down.
Is his new lease on life a freak of nature or the start of the long-awaited Resurrection? Moshe doesn't really care. He vows to beat his "afterlife crisis" and win back his life-and his wife-if it is the last thing he does.
But the road ahead is full of unexpected dangers. Along the way he gains insight into life, love, and the Jewish State, as well as the suspicion that perhaps his perfect first life was not so perfect after all.
Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption-and the end of life as we know it-when a freak accident changes the course of history.
An Unexpected Afterlife is a highly original adventure novel-packed with humor, engaging characters, and surprises-in the Jewish lore and legends of the Resurrection, the World to Come, and the End of Days.
The Divine Shekinah seeks deliverance from exile to heal a world desperately in need of Her wisdom. Her chosen mission keeper, three generations of kabbalists from places as diverse as a 19th century shtetl and modern day Israel/Palestine, must grapple with profound injustices and the shadows of humanity. If they choose the path of righteousness, love, and forgiveness, Her light can return to the world. Will the mission succeed? Will the divine feminine return to the world? The Shekinah calls to all of us to find our own way to ‘knit the world back together.’
During her first week at coed Quaker prep Foxhall School, sassy Susannah Greenwood, one of two girls who've entered as sophomores, gets pulled into the cool girls' clique. While the school is instructing her in the moral and ethical tenets of the Quaker faith, the cool girls allow her to enter their world beyond the rule book. But in trying to find a balance between idealistic faith and the reality of a competitive system, Susannah runs afoul of the school's most authoritarian dean and befriends the only other new sophomore, a brainy, socially inept outcast. Then her new friend runs away after being shamed by the dean, and Susannah finds herself caught between the two forces of loyalty and authority: Should she cooperate with the unforgiving, and now vulnerable dean, who, with her job on the line, is pleading for information from Susannah about her runaway friend? Or should she keep the secret she's sworn to protect?
A doctor's religious doubt is shaken by a transplant patient's eerie knowledge of his organ donor's most intimate secret.
Doctors tend to the needs of their patients, but patients give meaning to the lives of their doctors. So it is for Cullen Brodie, a twice-divorced California nephrologist, and Ennis Willoughby, a troubled cross-dresser whose life is saved by a rare heart-and-kidney transplant.
Cullen's bitter disbelief in the afterlife is tested when Ennis begins to exhibit tastes and characteristics uncannily similar to those of his female organ donor--whose first name Ennis inexplicably knows. When Ennis becomes convinced that the donor's soul has inhabited him, Cullen sides with Ennis's psychiatrist, who tells Ennis he has subconsciously confused his emerging transgender personality with the imagined characteristics of his female donor.
Jesus returns to earth and meets activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world. He find an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only a conman will recognize him.
Using humor, Jesus and Magdalene broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.
Princess Teia, daughter of the last king of Judah, begins a harrowing journey after she's rescued by the prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem. They flee to Egypt, where amid Teia's efforts to cope with devastating loss comes an unexpected awakening of her heart when she meets Eochaid, a foreign prince. The two young nobles fall in love, but are soon forced to part and follow their preordained destinies of ruling separate nations.
Against the backdrop of daring escapes on land and sea, raging sword battles, and deadly sorcerers, an emotional journey ensues across multiple continents for both Teia and Eochaid as they contend with lost love, personal tragedy, and stirring spiritual transformation. All the while they're unaware that God's steady hand guides their paths as part of His plan to restore Judah's everlasting throne--as symbolized by the sacred stone that Israel's patriarch Jacob once used as a pillow in the wilderness.
Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son’s mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won’t rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo’s worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible—not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo’s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?
How can one have faith when faith itself is corrupt? When Jennifer Tracey discovers that her new parish priest has harmed her two sons, she seeks justice. Standing in her way? The Coalition—a secret church organization tasked with the responsibility of taking care of these types of incidents quickly and quietly and by any means necessary. Jennifer decides to file a lawsuit against the priest and the church and seeks out an attorney, Zachary Blake, who handled her late husband’s industrial death case. However, through an unfortunate series of events, Zachary has gone from the penthouse to the poorhouse, working out of a dingy one-room office, handling traffic cases. Although Jennifer has misgivings, she reluctantly retains him and, together, they embark on a "David vs. Goliath" legal battle against an organization hell-bent on thwarting their efforts. Zachary hires an investigator, the infamous Micah Love, who travels to Ohio, where he discovers that two families have disappeared after an encounter with the same priest—and the one person who may provide some answers has died under mysterious circumstances. Religion, law, betrayal, mystery, intrigue, faith, and love converge in Michigan for the trial of the century. Will Zachary resurrect his troubled career and obtain the justice Jennifer seeks for her kids? Or will the church and the Coalition and its mysterious leader prevail in covering up the decadent acts of the priest and circumvent justice once again? Will the truth prevail?
Eloree Evan, now twenty, has lived under the thumb of her controlling father, Senator Walton Evan, since the tragic loss of her mother thirteen years ago. Then, a split second decision to take a horseback ride up Gabby Mountain changes everything. Will she become involved with Jesse Woods, who comes to her rescue? Will facing the perils of a violent storm and her encounter with a wild animal give Eloree the courage to become her own person? Will she discover the truth about her mother and the secrets that have been kept from her?
Time doesn't heal all wounds … Rebekah Stone knows that all too well. She's spent years trying everything to forget the pain, but the only thing that keeps her mind occupied is her work as a newspaper reporter and photographer. The intense demands of capturing front page news on camera and obtaining details to put it in print are what keep her going, and being a constant witness to the atrocities of life reinforces her disbelief in God. Keeping herself ever-more removed from feeling sympathy for the victims she photographs also helps her heart stay hardened. Until Joel Foster barges back into her life. Nine years ago, they were supposed to get married, but Joel ended the engagement, leaving her as broken as her heart. One more reason for her not to believe in a so-called loving God. The world was a hard, ugly place. But not according to Joel. Not even after his marriage failed. He arrived on her doorstep hopeful and seemingly happy, talking about Jesus and church—and a second chance at love and marriage with Rebekah. Not only that, but he wanted her to give up her journalism career and live the lifestyle of a homemaker. A man gone insane! But as the months pass and Joel becomes a bigger part of her Texas small-town life, she can't deny she never stopped loving him. But how can she choose? What's more important: a fulfilling career or someone you love? And can she come to understand God loves her and she should trust in Him once again? As Rebekah struggles through memories and complex emotions, she also encounters the rewards and consequences that arise when love is lost and then renewed.
Sarah E. Kincaid invites you to spend some time getting to know Caroline Hatfield and the journey through life she travels filled with mild adventures, detours, and starting over. Caroline is an ordinary high school teacher with everything she needs and almost everything she wants. She is content, but true happiness seems to elude her. Spring arrives and unexpectedly, magically, blissfully - her life turns completely around. She begins to think this is the summer she has dreamed of, but Caroline learns the hard way that life is not always as it seems.
In Spring till September, you will be introduced to Caroline, her close-knit circle of family and friends, the small coal mining community that flanks the Tug River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and all the stories each of them have to tell.
“Now it’s my turn,” Moe said. His index finger had the angry strength of steel even before he moved it onto the machine gun’s trigger.
Heidi’s anxious hands became stronger as she clasped them together in prayer. When she opened her eyes, she stared briefly at the blood residue on Joe’s forearm. She then ran out of the store while yelling, “You should catch me first. I’m the one who gave those men their weapons.”
Heidi, a descendant of William Brewster and Gregory Dexter, is a new HIDE agent. When she becomes attached by a rope to a shooter, she sacrifices her own freedom in order to help others. During her journey, Heidi must sometimes run, hide, and fight. At other times, she stands her ground, becomes visible, and shares her faith and her love.
Heidi occasionally remains quiet while sometimes speaking freely about her love for Kevin, her faith, and her ideas for dealing with shooters. Her hidden speech and free speech happen with words, body language, security glasses, and symbols.
Unhidden Pilgrims connects free speech to religious freedom, dreams to reality, and the present to the past with action-filled scenes and pictures of historic items in Providence, Rhode Island, and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
An American businesswoman with a secret past. An African boy without a home. Two missionaries with more than one mission to accomplish. Will all of their wishes come true where the sky meets the sand on the African plain? Where the Sky Meets the Sand tells the story of Jenny Neumeyer and Ole, a homeless boy she befriends while she and her husband are on vacation in Kenya. This encounter leads her to confront a secret she has kept buried for fourteen years. As she comes to terms with her past, two missionaries to Africa discover Ole and are determined to lead him home. Along the way, they realize that the boy is not the only one who is lost. Jenny, her husband, and the missionaries all discover that their faith in God is what will see them through.
THE WORLD ENDED THREE DAYS AFTER HER 16TH BIRTHDAY.
In the aftermath of a massive Yellowstone caldera eruption, America becomes a wasteland, trapped in a suffocating volcanic winter.
In Sera Donner's isolated Pacific Northwest town, thousands are dead and hundreds are missing--including her own mother. As Sera struggles to make sense of the chaos around her, scrambling to survive in a post-apocalyptic nightmare, resources begin to run low and her community soon erupts into a bloody civil war. Neighbor turns against neighbor. Survival of the fittest becomes the law of the land. Sera's disabled brother is targeted for extermination, and Sera quickly discovers how far she's willing to go to protect the people she loves. When a benevolent military leader marches into town with an imposing force, offering food, medicine, and peace, people think the worst is finally over. They're wrong.
In the late 1970s, self-assured Stephen O’Connell escapes small-town culture to seek a new life elsewhere where fresh ideas—and people, like the brilliant anti-feminist Madeleine Benson, musical genius Bryce, and earthy Julie—pull his soul in opposing directions. ‘By chance’ he prevents the murder of a Ugandan refugee, catapulting him irrevocably into a world of both need and danger. Black-and-white thinking is of no help to Stephen when he encounters the blood-red reality of violence in East Africa as a project developer some years later. On the edge of the Rwandan genocide, he must confront the demons of tribal violence and his own checkered past. When a case of mistaken identity nearly destroys his career, he must start afresh in a ‘civilized’ place where safety remains elusive. It is not the events themselves, but a healing relationship that moves Stephen from despair to hope, and gets him past the ‘wrong side’ of eternity. The Wrong Side of Eternity offers a deeply personal view of how people with very different perspectives respond to and deal with suffering. Comparable to books like The Poisonwood Bible and The Constant Gardener, Mary Mendenhall’s sweeping passion narrative depicts grim reality without giving in to hopelessness and despair.
Gloria Fielder is trying her best to live with sincere faith, but regret for a past decision makes it difficult to live with herself.
Justin Case knows first-hand the consequences of bad choices, but he doesn't believe in burying past mistakes. He openly shares his testimony with the purpose of showing there is hope and freedom for those who come to Christ.
Justin is the new worship leader for the church service Gloria attends, and he also leads a new Bible study she knows will help her. To complicate matters, once Justin becomes aware of Gloria's struggle, he seems intent on drawing her out of her self-imposed shell of guilt and regret. If she trusts him with her secret and her heart, will their friendship evolve into something more, or will it simply be her undoing?
A baby was never part of Tiff's plans. Especially not a sick baby in a NICU, struggling for life on a ventilator.
As days in the hospital turn to weeks, Tiff grows more and more convinced that God is punishing her for turning her back on him so many years ago. Or is it possible he's working in the midst of her daughter's bleak prognosis to draw Tiff back to himself once more?
The Orchard Grove Christian Women's Fiction books are standalone literary novels about real-life believers facing real-life struggles. You won't meet perfect saints whose lives are faultless models of the Christian faith. Instead, you'll meet a perfect God whose plans of redemption are far more glorious than what the mortal mind could ever imagine.
The Orchard Grove books are a literary series of family-drama stories with realistic characters facing gritty issues that confront contemporary Christians today. Standalone novels from award-winning Christian fiction novelist Alana Terry, whose books "inspire without preaching at you," these titles merge edgy Christian fiction, literary prose, and a God compassionate enough to look upon those who suffer and "to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes ... a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair" (Isaiah 60:3).
“Eyes of a Neighbor” is book one of Lynn Hobbs new Christian Fiction American Neighborhood Series. Meet the neighbors, both old and new, set in a gated community in the older, historic section of Houston, Texas. Targeted recently by the criminal element, turmoil increases. Based on the author’s own knowledge of having once lived in the Heights area, the residents created include all age groups who become tangled in a murder mystery. Romance, suspense, intrigue, and inspiration, intertwine to offer a fast paced read that is indeed a page turner. Who can new resident Kate Davis trust? Has she chosen the wrong friends? Can the neighbors trust her? Readers can expect to find real life situations that will be surprising. Large print paperback, regular print Kindle. No profanity. No graphic violence.
Templetons don't break down. Even when their world is falling apart. Eric Templeton's well-ordered life as a top CIA agent is shattered when a traitor within the agency plots to have him eliminated. Sent on a bogus mission to Africa, Eric is ambushed and critically wounded. A helicopter pilot flies him to a remote mission hospital where Dr. Brock Whitfield and his daughter, Ellie, work to save his life. If Eric survives, his life may never be the same, and he still has to deal with the traitor who wants him dead. Eric wants justice, but Brock and Ellie know that Eric's survival is the least of his worries. What he needs most is mercy and truth.
Let go of the life you wanted to get the one that you were meant for.
With a recent college degree in Criminal Justice and big future dreams, rookie Law Enforcement Officer Rachel Raines is looking for a temporary place to hide a heart full of loss and a quieter police patrol than Chicago. The bequest of her late aunt's house out in rural Illinois seems like the perfect opportunity for both if she can survive the gigantic spiders, creaky plumbing, and inevitable challenges of being the rookie on a small town force. It's a place unlike any she has lived in - a tiny town with no coffee baristas, no night life, and one single restaurant that has a giant cow perched on the roof. It was not the life she had expected.
Sometimes God has other plans for us.
Down the street, her aunt's best friend, Evelyn Ahlgren, marks the passing of seasons and neighbors, long mired in her loneliness as a widow. When the young woman with scars of her own befriends her, they strike up an unlikely friendship across generations that just might help them both heal with a little help from heaven above.
Looking back on his youth from a heaven unconstrained by time, the angel Gabriel writes his memoir to recount his early spiritual formation on Earth with the Hanson family. Sent in 2015 by the Trinity to the Philadelphia suburbs as a guardian for a grieving boy, Gabriel, himself, grows up through both tragic and lighthearted experiences with mortals before traveling back through the ages to announce Christ's birth. Appearing first as a babysitter named Debbie, Gabriel arrives on Earth to help with five-year-old Jon's birthday party. During the celebration, tragedy strikes. Gabriel wings straight back to heaven for guidance and returns to Earth as elderly, homeless Dave Kryzinsky to fulfill his mission-- an assignment that includes defeating the resident fallen spirit, Mourning. What does Gabriel learn from family life?
Ten-year-old Gabriel White hunts for answers. Snooping at the door of a forbidden study, he accidentally discovers a sinister, mind-blowing secret harbored by his well-to-do father. This mysterious enigma darkens Gabriel's future. A bombshell that forces him to dig deep, it weaves together the tumultuous moments of his life. Gabriel seeks sublime knowledge throughout childhood, high school, college, and young adulthood. Like blood coursing through your veins, intense interaction with friends and family flows freely and impacts Gabriel in a powerful way. Don't expect just a mere coming-of-age story. Laced with subtle humor and the various heart-rending twists, the story unwinds gradually...brazenly beckoning you to share an unconquerable journey. Even the greatest journeys have to be traveled in the dark. Await a fierce struggle, a grappling with life. Will he find that bright star to light his way?
It is 1777. The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point of the Revolutionary War, encourages the American Continental Army with their first great victory. But there seems little to celebrate for one patriotic woman forced to nurse wounded British soldiers right in their war camp. Thrust into deception by a cruel Loyalist uncle, Abigail lies in order to survive, all the while dealing with doubts that challenge her faith.
Two hundred years later, on the anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, thousands arrive from Europe and the United States to celebrate the event—including descendants from the war. One young American, Abby, meets the offspring of a British soldier. When she is threatened, Abby turns to the only person she knows at the event—her British ally. Can she trust him with her life? Or will he betray her in the same way loyalist spies betrayed her ancestors? Perhaps letters from long ago will reveal the truth.
"In Molyneux's skillful hands, the story comes alive in a new way that humanizes Judas and provides insight into the life of Jesus...Emotionally intense and intricately plotted, this provocative novel profiles Judas in unexpected ways."- Library Journal
Rome is waging a "culture war" against all things Jewish, seeking to wipe away Israelite identity, culture, and faith. Revolt simmers in Judea and Galilee, as common Israelites chafe under Roman rule. Conflict rages between the various Jewish parties. Plots swirl in the palaces of Pilate, Antipas, and Caiaphas, as they struggle to maintain their tenuous grip on power, worried that Jesus will lead the people to revolt against Roman rule.
Four years ago, Charlene Perigard survived a brutal kidnapping. Now at twenty-two, she's put that trauma behind her for a promising future with handsome firefighter Ben Jorgensen. But when new trauma strikes, a new nightmare begins.
Sinister threats, a midnight attack, and a deathbed promise drive Charlene to the little town of Creekside, where she encounters a man from her past whom she has long struggled to forget: Clay Morrow--ex-convict and brother of her kidnapper. He's also the man who once helped save her life.
Despite the odds, Charlene and Clay forge a tentative friendship, unaware of a brooding, mounting danger that seeks to destroy them both. Charlene's wounded heart must choose between her fiancé and the man whose past is more scarred than her own. But in choosing, she may just lose everything.