Egoyibo and Odili Okolie’s daughter has run away from home. Suspicion that she may be a casualty in a fatal vehicle accident is confirmed when her body is located, identified and buried. The tragedy of the painful loss continues to trouble a mother’s heart. Eleven years later, the family receives an email from a stranger who claims to have been in recent contact with the deceased girl. Family secrets begin to surface and bitter accusations start to swirl, ultimately leading to the disintegration of the Okolie family. Chuma Zeluwa thinks the singer at the conference looks familiar. She looks remarkably like his high school friend whose death was widely reported and whose grave he had visited many years ago. What Chuma discovers when he confronts the stranger leads him on a journey back in time – to his part in a decade-long tragedy and to a God who forgives, restores, and who gives second chances. Against all odds, a young girl’s fears unwittingly result in a lesson in courage, grace and truth. Whispers From Yesteryears is Book II in the ColourBLIND series by Uzoma Uponi.
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.
A Fool to Guide You is the story of a struggling couple who take a weekend trip to the family lake cabin with hopes of rekindling the flame in their marriage. Their eight-year-old son, Jacob, oblivious to his father’s past, doesn’t understand the failure that he sees in their relationship. Jacob simply knew that the trip was supposed to help calm the fighting. At least, Brian and Kristin simply hoped that the cabin was going to be a way to calm the fighting and bring them closer together, but the forces at the cabin have a different plan. Will their love for each other be enough, or will the darkness use Brian’s past to tear their marriage apart once and for all?
An only child in a lonely valley is the one folks least suspect of arousing treasonous attention merely by the sight of her face … or her ears. But when the truth of her heritage is finally revealed to Diana Firathor, treason is not the only risk she must take to seize the opportunity of a lifetime: a throne all her own. Her adventure spins her into a chaotic chase after legends and fame, fleeing from tyranny and enslavement. And as she ventures to lands of which she has never seen nor heard, trusting strangers and estranging friends, she must learn that there is so much more to ruling a people than the mere trifles of state. Her tutors try to teach her, but even such lessons seem to come too late. It is not until she is truly faced with the most difficult choice that she learns what doing the best for the people really means. It takes a little heart, a little more bravery, and a lot more humility … and then more bravery.
Open The Fisherman’s Wife and you enter the world of first-century Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. This is the hometown of St. Peter’s wife. What was it like to be a Jewish woman married to a man who leaves home for long stretches of time to follow Jesus, a controversial preacher with mysterious powers? Through The Fisherman’s Wife you experience the unusual life of Peter’s wife vicariously.
In Capernaum you meet not only impetuous Peter, but the tempestuous Zebedee brothers and other apostles, persons Jesus healed, Mary, and the Lord himself. People in the Bible spring to life as their stories are told through the eyes of St. Peter’s wife. At first she regards Jesus as a rival for her husband’s affections. As she transforms from a doubter into a fervent disciple, you are treated to a personal and unique view not only of Peter but of Jesus—his words and actions culminating in his death and rising.
By the time you are finished reading, you will feel as though you know the people who walk through the Bible at the time of Jesus. From then on, hearing and reading their stories in Scripture will never be the same.
Kathleen Glavich has authored numerous books on the Bible for all ages and was privileged to visit the Holy Land. From the time she was a preteen, she has loved fiction books about Bible characters. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and ventures out to give talks on Scripture, even as far away as Dubai.
A beautiful Indian woman, trapped in an arranged marriage. A mysterious man named Father who can make a dress out of lilies. A town where everyone is made of wood. A young girl, determined to walk the tightrope.
Step into the world of the Stories for His Beloved, where magic is real and danger lurks around every corner. Where mermaids shed their fins, and lions can speak. Heroines forge their own paths, driven by passion, curiosity, and above all, a yearning for the only love that never fails. Twisting and turning, their journeys will take them down roads they never imagined, bringing them closer to the perfect love that ties them all together, and to the God telling each of their stories.
Marvelously reworked and beautifully crafted, these fairytales exemplify the search for the perfect ending. They speak of love and hate, peace and panic, with an undertone of curiosity that will leave you wanting more.
Jeremiah’s mother, Verbeana, prepared the morning meal and called her son. There was no answer, so she went to his bed. It was empty. She smiled to herself, knowing he must be at the stable. She crossed the yard to the stable. She too wanted to see the little colt. She peered into the stable and stood looking down. Jeremiah was sound asleep on the fresh hay with his arm around the neck of his little sleeping donkey. Verbeana smiled, turned quickly, and went back to the house knowing Jeremiah would come to eat when he woke up.
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?
Based on true events... A veteran's beautiful granddaughter fights to save his War Memorial Cross in an atheism vs. faith drama based on America's longest-running religious freedom lawsuit. Kelli Peters and the City of San Diego take on an undefeated civil libertarian attorney who has judicial connections in a scrappy, blistering and hairpin twenty-five-year legal and political battle patterned after the Mount Soledad controversy. This fictional drama snakes its way to the Oval Office and culminates in a monumental Supreme Court decision that shakes a nation.
LaCosta brings to life the drama of the longest-running religious freedom case in the history of the nation. —Charles LiMandri, President and Chief Counsel, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund
This story chronicles the ongoing battle to save the cross of the Mt. Soledad War Memorial in San Diego, California. The cross' demise will signal a tipping point in America.” —“New York” Myke Shelby, Owner, San Diego Harley Davidson