A mysterious crime. A ruthless secret society. And a desperate bachelor...
Dave Schwarz didn't intend to solve the break-in at the City of David or the riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He just wanted to get married.
When the religious British immigrant stumbles upon the mystical key to any girl's heart, however, his troubles only begin! The discovery draws him from the "swamp" of Jerusalem singles into a web of mysterious crimes and ancient enigmas, and pits him against a ruthless secret society eager to trigger the End of Days. Dave must beat them to the prize or he will lose his one true love forever.
Mandy Rosenberg has taken a break from New York to study in Jerusalem. In other words, she's shopping for a husband. Down-to-earth but jaded by years of dating, she finds unexpected romance with Dave. But is he really her long-awaited hero? Or will the dark side of their relationship threaten all?
Fans of the Indiana Jones franchise and the film Romancing the Stone will love this fast-paced romantic adventure in the biblical archaeology of Jerusalem and the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The novel features a sexy flatmate, a dodgy restaurateur, and a hotel manager with secrets of his own.
Poverty has a way of stripping childhood of its dignity, a fact of life that Lincoln Chase knows all too well. Wearing thrift store clothes, praying to the gods of adolescence that some loud-mouthed kid doesn't recognize his old shirt. Building up firewood reserves while other boys are out popping fly balls without a care in the world. It’s a relentless condition without a single redeeming quality.
Of course, being poor is something that Lincoln has had time to accept. That his father is a convicted murderer, on the other hand... well, that's a fresh wound that’ll take some getting used to. And soon enough it’ll be the least of his problems.
Yet all is not lost. Because in a long neglected hayfield, something extraordinary is happening—something so contrary to human thinking that the rules of possibility begin to unravel. And for a boy like Lincoln, it doesn’t merely change the way he sees the world.
Twenty years before, high school coach Gil Gilbert gave up his dream to play professional baseball so he could marry his pregnant girlfriend, Keri. When he miraculously discovers that he can pitch with deadly accuracy and speed, he must choose between his successful career and comfortable family life or his chance to play with the Colorado Rockies during a player's strike. Gil stuns the pitching staff with 100 mph fastballs and is offered a contract.
After joining the Rockies, the world soon learns that Gil is a supernatural phenomenon and the Rockies keep winning. But Gil soon faces stiff opposition, including a frivolous lawsuit, a father who feels his son's calling to pitch is to save souls, and threats from the striking players. As the season progresses, Gil discovers that his unexpected gift is the result of a rare disease, and continuing to pitch may hasten his own death. While Keri supports his decision to keep playing, she is fearful about her husband's bizarre health condition.
Gil must decide what price he is willing to pay to live his dream.
Here is a story about Christian morals and values meeting head on with today's progressive society which is decaying away from Scripture. Joshua, a senior in high school, engages in parties, pre-marital sex, and has a pseudo friendship circle. Abigail lives in another town. She is a freshman in high school, keeps her circle of friends pure and is open about her greatest relationship - Jesus. Joshua and Abigail are both born-again believers in Christ, but have a different loyalty to Him. Although Abigail has been deeply hurt and betrayed by a family member, she still seeks to walk her journey holding the hand of Jesus so she may be pleasing to the Lord. Joshua, however, holds the hand of the devil, yet accepts Christ to just escape the penalty of his sins. God has a plan for this soon-to-be man, but Joshua can't hear Him through his frolicking with the world. God knows why Joshua chose this lifestyle, and knows there is only one man who can change that journey - his dad. God also knows there is only one way his dad will give him the message Joshua needs to hear. Abigail gets thrown into Joshua's life when she is given a very important task. These two teens, living in different towns, living different born-again Christian lives, will have their worlds collide in a dramatic way that will alter Joshua more than he could have ever prepared himself.
“I guess life is kind of like the summer I spent with Jesse—long days make short weeks, and you don’t get much of a chance to be a different person.” —PJ
Unable to forgive himself for his involvement in a tragic crime, PJ escapes to the solitude of Able Lake every year, trying to reconcile the past and put it behind him. Now suffering from degenerative memory loss, he struggles to recall events surrounding the tragedy and confess to the lake one last time before it is too late. As he tells a story of small town conspiracy, murder and miracles, he finds salvation may have been with him all along.
This intriguing novel reveals the answers to many mysteries woven into the familiar stories of the Bible. Using recently recovered near-lost gospels of the earliest Judeo-Christian mystics, Peter Canova reconstructs Western spiritual history in a spellbinding story of fall from grace, transcendence, and redemption. Mary Magdalene’s story is not just about the lost feminine voice of the early Church; her story is our story, the universal saga of humanity’s origin, purpose, and destiny. It’s the story of divine knowledge silenced by opposing empires to prevent a shocking truth from transforming humankind.
Magdalene escapes from slavery and forced prostitution to become the primary disciple of Jesus and spread the secret knowledge he taught to a select few. As empires clash, and murder, espionage, and betrayal grow rampant, a Roman assassin pursues Magdalene, who embarks on an odyssey across the ancient world to carry the true message of the martyred Jesus before she too can be silenced and her native Judea destroyed in a rain of fire and blood.