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                                “Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD.                                                     Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3) Through buying goods and then reselling them as a traveling salesman, Aaron Montgomery Ward of Chicago r
      “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care” (1 Corinthians 3:10). When I was young, my parents would allow me to provide input into where the family would go for vacation. For a period of several yea
      “Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.” (Psalm 119:161) With the rise of Adolph Hitler in 1933, Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Hollander, both of German-Jewish heritage moved their family to Amsterdam to escape the escalating Nazi persecution of Jews. In Holland,
    • Brothers of the Blood
      "Brothers of the Blood" by David Griffith This book grabs you from the very first scene! Lonnie Bowers and his fellow agent and friend, Derek, are trapped in a ravine, pinned down by a drug cartel and his accomplished killers ... and this is only the beginning! After narrowly escaping death
      “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” (Philippians 3:20). For most of us, there has been a time when we have profited from the application of the motto, “Membership Has Its Privileges.” Once the slogan of the
    • THE WALK
      “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon, 240,000 miles from Earth. As he made his way down the ladder, a television camera attached to the craft
      “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8) Several decades before the fictional Dr. Spock of Star Trek fame became a household word, another Dr. Spock was making a name for himself providing child-rearing advice for millions of Americans. On July
    • The Death Dealers
      "The Death Dealers" by David Griffith David Griffith is a master at keeping his readers riveted to the page.  The rest of the world seems to vanish every time I pick up one of his books. In "The Death Dealers," Lonnie Bowers meets three relatives he never knew he had -- a grandfa
      “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching       ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions…”                    (2 Timothy 4:3) John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respe
      “The wind blows, and we are gone--as though we had never been here.” (Psalm 103:16) When Margaret Mitchell selected “Gone with the Wind” as the title for her epic tale, she was referring to a remembered past as the main characters in the story find themselves trying to survive in a world which had
         “ . . . so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power.”                 (1 Corinthians 2:5) Holding a 43-pound balancing pole, he prayed out loud as he walked untethered across a 1,400-foot-long, 8.5-ton two-inch thick steel cable suspended 1,500 feet above the Little Col
      “My child, don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.”     (Proverbs 3:11) There would have been a day not so long ago when any grade school student would have been able to tell you, without hesitation, that the ‘father of our country’ was George Washington.
      “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone.”  (James 4:14) What happens when you bring together a New York City stockbroker and an Ohio physician with a common personal concern?  You end up with a solution. At l
    • Blackwater Crossing
      "Blackwater Crossing" by David Griffith This excellent novel is overflowing with suspense and action. When Lonnie Bowers and his best friend, Brian Besser, head off for different rodeos, they have no idea their lives are about to take a bad turn.  Brian is kidnapped by a dangerous drug cartel.
      “With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.” (Proverbs 11:9) Corruption in the government at the highest level. Spies implanted in political campaigns of candidates by the FBI. Collusion with foreign governments in order to influence elections
    • A Man Called Blessed
      "A Man Called Blessed" by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright I put off reading this book because I didn't see how it could possibly be as great as "Blessed Child." Surprisingly, it's just as good. When Rebecca Solomon and her father discover the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in Ethiopia, Rebecca and h
      “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) If you were to ask who the best baseball player of all time is, most persons would reply that it was Babe Ruth. George Herman Ruth Jr. acquired the nickname 'Babe’ while playing for the Baltimore Orioles minor
    • Operation Firebrand: Crusade
      "Operation Firebrand: Crusade" by Jeff Gerke Get ready for a harrowing read!  Author Jeff Gerke does not sugarcoat the horrid situation in southern Sudan. When it comes to the attention of Eloise Webster that slavery is alive in Sudan, she deploys her team of six as soon as she can
      “I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign LORD.  I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again.  I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak…”               (Ezekiel 34:15-16). When she was young, Cl
    • Operation Firebrand: Origin
      "Operation Firebrand: Origin" by Jeff Gerke This book is a fun and thrilling adventure into danger. When Jason Kromer becomes a Christian, it becomes difficult doing his job as a Navy SEAL.  He balks during a mission, unable to take the life of the intended target.  Then the team he is on gets