by Cheryl Williford
This is the second novel in the Pinecraft Series. Everyone turns to Molly Ziegler for help in the tiny tourist town of Pinecraft, Florida. Busy making other people’s dreams come true and not her own, Molly finds herself unmarried at 21. Considered an old maid by her New Order Amish community, she’s not so desperate for a husband and children that she’ll make do with an arranged marriage to the only man who’s asked for her hand in marriage.
By Scott Mohr
Axel Erickson thrives on riding the heaviest of waves, but the weight of his girlfriend’s death has driven him to explore God’s promises for the life beyond. When Axel also unexpectedly passes away, he comes face-to-face with Christ in the midst of Heaven’s glory. The Lord assures Axel he’ll be assigned a vital role, filled with purpose and exhilaration for all of eternity.
By Mark Alan Leslie
On an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, south of Qumran, Danny Arens discovers a clue in ancient Aramaic that may lead to the music of the Psalms. When he does, he is chased and shot at by a team of terrorists. Enter black-ops veteran Max Braxton and well-known archaeologist Kat Cardova, who quickly find themselves entangled in a search that, if successful, will thrill Christians and Jews worldwide, the discovery of the music of the Psalms. Chasing the Music has 15 five-star reviews on amazon.com.
I’m constantly amazed by the fixation of fiction writers on novels, as if that is the noblest expression of the art of fiction writing. Yet there are a variety of other opportunities to employ fiction to present the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Let me illustrate with my experiences.
The apostle Paul is known for many things, but what really stands out for me is his ministry of encouragement. I was in my early 20s and wondering what God might have for me when I decided to read the apostle Paul’s letters to highlight only his promises. It became a life-changing experience and the promises I read then still resonate in my soul well over 60 years later.
by Mike Dellosso
Centralia is a suspense novel. Dellosso is the author of seven suspense novels published by Realms, a Charisma Media imprint, and a novelette published by Tyndale House Publishers. His published titles are: The Hunted (Realms), 2008; Scream (Realms), 2009; Darlington Woods (Realms), 2010; Darkness Follows (Realms), 2011; Frantic (Realms), 2012; A Thousand Sleepless Nights (as Michael King) (Realms), 2012; Rearview (Tyndale), 2012; Fearless (Realms), 2013.