Powell O’Kelly’s strict, narrow upbringing in Ireland was always with the expectation of a religious life in the ministry, so when his parents became suddenly ill and died, his world seemed to collapse. Nevertheless, just as he had been successful in his academic studies, he was equally effective at incorporating self-control and acceptable behavior as the primary traits of his character. In 1897, after the deaths of his parents, he left the ministry and Ireland for America. To his profound dismay, his lifelong friend pressured him to bring his motherless daughter to live with her uncle and aunt in Dallas. But when Powell left Ireland, he also left any thought of serving God. That choice ruled every other decision in his life, causing pain and tragedy to him and the ones he most loved. Left alone and devastated, he finally faced his own duplicity in denying God’s place in his life. He knew the catastrophic pain he had suffered, as well as that inflicted on his only daughter and the woman he loved, was inexcusable. Why had he been able to love his precious daughter with all his heart, yet destroy her, her baby, and her marriage? Finding the answer to that question opened a whole world of love and happiness that heretofore had been a mystery to his closed mind.
Will Katelyn ever find the love she desires? She breaks her engagement to John Pierre when his mother threatens to disown him if he marries outside of his denomination. She experiences a job change that places her with other Christians. As Katelyn begins her new job at Designs by De, she finds herself continually in meetings with one of the designers, Patrick O’Kelly. She has never met anyone quite like him. Where does he fit into the picture? Or does he?
At Mardi Gras with her friend, Jessica, Katelyn meets Beau. He is tall, dark, handsome, and has a smile others swoon over. Is it possible that she could find Mr. Right immediately? Jessica doesn’t think so.
What will she discover when she returns to her Midwest roots? Will God ever bring her face-to-face with Mr. Right?
Lisa works for Dr. Jane Kendall, a research scientist at a small college. After Lisa credits God for helping her win a series of coin-toss bets with Mike, Dr. Kendall’s grad student, the scientist asks Lisa to be part of a series of experiments to definitively prove the existence of God. All involved expect it to lead to nothing, but Lisa passes every test perfectly, always getting the toss right. Now the scientists have to explain the results. If there is no God, then how did Lisa do it? And if there is a God, then what does that mean for each of them?
Arguably the most inﬂuential ﬁgure in human history was Jesus Christ. Wars were fought in his name. In his name many nations rose, and many nations fell. Many prominent leaders gained power from him, and many others were persecuted and killed for their belief in him.
It has been said that over 6 billion Bibles have been printed in almost every language, and countless other millions of stories, books, and ﬁlms have told the story of his life. Yet, he died with two men by his side, and history knows almost nothing about them.
Young Dismas and his brother Jotham are blissfully unaware of the lifelong journey that awaits them soon after their encounter with the young girl, Mary, her husband, Joseph, and their baby, Jesus. Their lives will soon take a very cruel turn that leads through hurt, hardship, betrayal, and murder.
Along the way, they make unlikely alliances with Tiran and Gestas, two known criminals with a penchant for theft and murder. It is a path that will ultimately lead them all to intersect with their brutal destinies.
Throughout their journey, their lives will intersect with some of the most famous ﬁgures of the Bible, and they will learn about love, faith, and the most powerful weapon against sin... forgiveness.
Some people hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Follow four couples and their families as they survive the mountains of Arizona while the world around them is collapsing. They experience life off the grid, unplugged from all that they once knew. The United States is in chaos as God leads the Survivor Eight to survive and thrive. The world is moving toward something big. All but one of the eight will experience something no one else has ever seen.
Adventures with Purity centers around a fun-loving, confident young woman with whom late tween and early teenage girls are sure to find an instant connection. Throughout each adventure, Purity encounters various characters that represent issues, behaviors, and feelings that young women will eventually face, including: Peer Pressure, Body Image, Emotion, Rebellion, Abortion, Regret and many more. This unique allegorical style addresses potentially difficult-to-discuss issues in a way that powerfully relates to specific circumstances.
Adventures with Purity was birthed out of compassion for the countless women of all ages who have experienced deep heartache—resulting in part from the lack of relevant, honest communication regarding pivotal life-issues they were left to experience on their own. This compassion generated a compelling desire to boldly speak the truth with love and grace in a way that invites and equips instead of condemning or shaming. The highly applicable style of Adventures with Purity offers timeless wisdom that can prepare impressionable hearts and minds to live in freedom and abundance, while also inviting an older generation out of the pain of past regrets.
By caring for the needs of the train passengers due to blocked rails, inhabitants of the little town of Bugler set the stage in 1897 for a life-changing experience for at least one of them. Elise was becoming convinced bad things would continue to befall her. The warm, helpful welcome gave her new direction. A series of unexpected events, both joyful and trying, reinforced her character growth.
Meet and become acquainted with Kate, her new friend; Becky, the landlady, an encourager and gentle mentor; Tom, who owned the leather shop and always gave a bit more than the customer expected; Jake, the cabinetmaker and friend of Becky; Silas, who called the square dances and loved a good story, plus the pastor and his family, livery stable owner; and other interactive neighbors and ranchers.
When the time came, would Elise choose this chance at what she felt might be her real happiness, or would family pressures cause her to return to her society upbringing, leaving Bugler behind as an impossible dream?
Unexpectedly, Alexander, who is only a young boy, finds himself attending his first Passover and witnessing the crucifixion of Jesus. In a strange twist of events, he uncovers Satan’s plan to deceive the church and the world. As the only person on earth who knows of Satan’s scheme, he falls under the protection of the powerful archangel, Michael. In for the journey and adventure of his life, he travels to the twenty-first century to warn the world.
Evil Deception takes you into the depths of Satan’s schemes throughout history, specifically his lies and deceptions that will usher in the end times. Though Satan has worked nonstop to kill the promised seed of God, since the fall of man into sin, his plan took a sinister turn on the day of the crucifixion which set the stage for the destruction of the church and the rise of the Antichrist.